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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348729/panax-ginseng-exerts-antidepressant-like-effects-by-suppressing-neuroinflammatory-response-and-upregulating-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-related-factor-2-signaling-in-the-amygdala
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Jong Hee Choi, Min Jung Lee, Minhee Jang, Hak-Jae Kim, Sanghyun Lee, Sang Won Lee, Young Ock Kim, Ik-Hyun Cho
Background: Depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed neuropsychiatric diseases, but the underlying mechanism and medicine are not well-known. Although Panax ginseng has been reported to exert protective effects in various neurological studies, little information is available regarding its antidepressant effects. Methods: Here, we examined the antidepressant effect and underlying mechanism of P. ginseng extract (PGE) in a chronic restraint stress (CRS)-induced depression model in mice...
January 2018: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337680/in-vitro-assessment-of-the-cytotoxic-dna-damaging-and-cytogenetic-effects-of-hydroquinone-in-human-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes
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Karlo Jurica, Irena Brčić Karačonji, Vesna Benković, Nevenka Kopjar
This study investigated the mechanisms of hydroquinone toxicity and assessed the relationships between its cytotoxic, genotoxic, and cytogenetic effects tested at 8, 140, and 280 μg mL-1 in human peripheral blood lymphocytes exposed for 24 h. The outcomes of the treatments were evaluated using the apoptosis/necrosis assay, the alkaline comet assay, and the cytokinesis-block micronucleus (CBMN) cytome assay. The tested hydroquinone concentrations produced relatively weak cytotoxicity in resting lymphocytes, which mostly died via apoptosis...
December 20, 2017: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336989/are-geriatric-patients-placed-in-an-emergency-department-observation-unit-on-a-chest-pain-pathway-more-likely-than-non-geriatric-patients-to-re-present-to-the-hospital-within-30%C3%A2-days
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Christopher C Gruenberg, Alan H Breaud, James H Liu, Patricia M Mitchell, James A Feldman, Kerrie P Nelson, Joseph H Kahn
BACKGROUND: Emergency department observation units (EDOUs) are used frequently for low-risk chest pain evaluations. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether geriatric compared to non-geriatric patients evaluated in an EDOU for chest pain have differences in unscheduled 30-day re-presentation, length of stay (LOS), and use of stress testing. METHODS: We conducted an exploratory, retrospective, cohort study at a single academic, urban ED of all adult patients placed in an EDOU chest pain protocol from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326821/age-sex-and-gene-expression-score-identifies-a-symptomatic-nondiabetic-male-patient-as-being-at-high-risk-of-obstructive-coronary-artery-disease
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Ronald J Polinsky
In October 2015, a 74-year-old Caucasian male patient (past medical history of hyperlipidemia, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, hypertension, and hypothyroidism) presented to the cardiologist for follow-up outpatient evaluation of exertional chest pain. The patient had recently been seen at the Emergency Department for the same complaint. At that time, the patient's cardiac markers, EKG, and pharmacological nuclear stress testing were all reported as normal. At presentation to the cardiologist, the patient's physical examination findings were unremarkable...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324721/electromagnetic-acoustic-transducers-for-robotic-nondestructive-inspection-in-harsh-environments
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Sungho Choi, Hwanjeong Cho, Matthew S Lindsey, Cliff J Lissenden
Elevated temperature, gamma radiation, and geometric constraints inside dry storage casks for spent nuclear fuel represent a harsh environment for nondestructive inspection of the cask and require that the inspection be conducted with a robotic system. Electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs) using non-contact ultrasonic transduction based on the Lorentz force to excite/receive ultrasonic waves are suited for use in the robotic inspection. Periodic permanent magnet EMATs that actuate/receive shear horizontal guided waves are developed for application to robotic nondestructive inspection of stress corrosion cracks in the heat affected zone of welds in stainless steel dry storage canisters...
January 11, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324691/physiological-and-comparative-genomic-analysis-of-arthrobacter-sp-srs-w-1-2016-provides-insights-on-niche-adaptation-for-survival-in-uraniferous-soils
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Ashvini Chauhan, Ashish Pathak, Rajneesh Jaswal, Bobby Edwards Iii, Demario Chappell, Christopher Ball, Reyna Garcia-Sillas, Paul Stothard, John Seaman
Arthrobacter sp. strain SRS-W-1-2016 was isolated on high concentrations of uranium (U) from the Savannah River Site (SRS) that remains co-contaminated by radionuclides, heavy metals, and organics. SRS is located on the northeast bank of the Savannah River (South Carolina, USA), which is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) managed ecosystem left historically contaminated from decades of nuclear weapons production activities. Predominant contaminants within the impacted SRS environment include U and Nickel (Ni), both of which can be transformed microbially into less toxic forms via metal complexation mechanisms...
January 11, 2018: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322214/protective-role-of-nrf2-against-mechanical-stretch-induced-apoptosis-in-mouse-fibroblasts-a-potential-therapeutic-target-of-mechanical-trauma-induced-stress-urinary-incontinence
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Qiannan Li, Bingshu Li, Cheng Liu, Linlin Wang, Jianming Tang, Li Hong
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We investigated the protective effect and underlying molecular mechanism of nuclear factor-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) against mechanical-stretch-induced apoptosis in mouse fibroblasts. METHODS: Normal cells, Nrf2 silencing cells, and Nrf2 overexpressing cells were respectively divided into two groups-nonintervention and cyclic mechanical strain (CMS)-subjected to CMS of 5333 μ (1.0 Hz for 4 h), six groups in total (control, CMS, shNfe212, shNfe212 + CMS, LV-shNfe212, and LV-shNfe212 + CMS)...
January 10, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315650/levels-of-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-and-bone-resorption-regulators-in-apical-periodontitis-lesions-infected-by-epstein-barr-virus
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A Jakovljevic, M Andric, N Nikolic, V Coric, S Krezovic, J Carkic, A Knezevic, K Beljic-Ivanovic, M Plješa-Ercegovac, M Miletić, I Soldatovic, T Radosavljevic, T Jovanovic, T Simic, V Ivanovic, J Milasin
AIM: To investigate whether apical periodontitis lesions infected by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) exhibit higher levels of oxidative stress biomarkers (8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) and oxidized glutathione (GSSG)) and bone resorption regulators (receptor activator of nuclear factor (NF-κB) ligand (RANKL) and osteoprotegerin (OPG)) compared to EBV negative periapical lesions and healthy pulp tissues. METHODOLOGY: The experimental group consisted of 30 EBV positive and 30 EBV negative periapical lesions collected in conjunction with apicoectomy...
January 9, 2018: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313594/effects-of-different-rearing-temperatures-on-muscle-development-and-stress-response-in-the-early-larval-stages-of-acipenser-baerii
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Lucia Aidos, Luisa M Pinheiro Valente, Vera Sousa, Marco Lanfranchi, Cinzia Domeneghini, Alessia Di Giancamillo
The present study aims at investigating muscle development and stress response in early stages of Siberian sturgeon when subjected to different rearing temperatures, by analysing growth and development of the muscle and by assessing the stress response of yolk-sac larvae. Siberian sturgeon larvae were reared at 16°C, 19°C and 22°C until the yolk-sac was completely absorbed. Sampling timepoints were: hatching, schooling and complete yolk-sac absorption stage. Histometrical, histochemical and immunohistochemical analyses were performed in order to characterize muscle growth (total muscle area, TMA; slow muscle area, SMA; fast muscle area, FMA), development (anti-proliferating cell nuclear antigen -PCNA or anticaspase) as well as stress conditions by specific stress biomarkers (heat shock protein 70 or 90, HSP70 or HSP90)...
November 28, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306896/serum-conjugated-linoleic-acid-and-risk-of-incident-heart-failure-in-older-men-the-british-regional-heart-study
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S Goya Wannamethee, Barbara J Jefferis, Lucy Lennon, Olia Papacosta, Peter H Whincup, Aroon D Hingorani
BACKGROUND: Evidence largely from animal studies suggests that conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) may have cardiovascular health benefits. However, few prospective studies have examined the association between CLA and cardiovascular disease. We have prospectively examined the association between serum CLA and incident coronary heart disease and heart failure (HF) in older men. METHODS AND RESULTS: Prospective study of 3806 men, aged 60 to 79 years, without prevalent HF followed up for an average of 13 years, during which there were 295 incident HF cases...
January 6, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306329/gene-expression-signature-regulated-by-the-keap1-nrf2-cul3-axis-is-associated-with-a-poor-prognosis-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-cancer
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Akhileshwar Namani, Md Matiur Rahaman, Ming Chen, Xiuwen Tang
BACKGROUND: NRF2 is the key regulator of oxidative stress in normal cells and aberrant expression of the NRF2 pathway due to genetic alterations in the KEAP1 (Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1)-NRF2 (nuclear factor erythroid 2 like 2)-CUL3 (cullin 3) axis leads to tumorigenesis and drug resistance in many cancers including head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC). The main goal of this study was to identify specific genes regulated by the KEAP1-NRF2-CUL3 axis in HNSCC patients, to assess the prognostic value of this gene signature in different cohorts, and to reveal potential biomarkers...
January 6, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301683/autophagy-involved-in-the-activation-of-the-nrf2-antioxidant-system-in-testes-of-heat-exposed-mice
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Zhaojian Li, Yansen Li, Xin Zhou, Pengyuan Dai, Chunmei Li
Hyperthermia causes oxidative stress in testes, which triggers antioxidant signals including autophagy and nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2). However, their relationship in testes under oxidative stress is unclear. In this study, we conducted testes injection for autophagy alteration and heat exposure to reveal the interaction between autophagy and the Nrf2-antioxidant system. Male mice were injected once with normal saline as control (Cont group), autophagy inhibitor 3-methyladenine (3-MA group) or autophagy inducer rapamycin (Rapa group)...
January 2018: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290768/modulated-electro-hyperthermia-induced-loco-regional-and-systemic-tumor-destruction-in-colorectal-cancer-allografts
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Tamas Vancsik, Csaba Kovago, Eva Kiss, Edina Papp, Gertrud Forika, Zoltan Benyo, Nora Meggyeshazi, Tibor Krenacs
Background: Modulated electro-hyperthermia (mEHT), a non-invasive intervention using 13.56 MHz radiofrequency, can selectively target cancers due to their elevated glycolysis (Warburg-effect), extracellular ion concentration and conductivity compared to normal tissues. We showed earlier that mEHT alone can provoke apoptosis and damage associated molecular pattern (DAMP) signals in human HT29 colorectal cancer xenografts of immunocompromised mice. Materials: Here we tested the mEHT induced stress and immune responses in C26 colorectal cancer allografts of immunocompetent (BALB/c) mice between 12-72 h post-treatment...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274336/the-long-non-coding-rna-malat1-activates-nrf2-signaling-to-protect-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-from-hydrogen-peroxide
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Rong Zeng, Rui Zhang, Xitao Song, Leng Ni, Zhichao Lai, Changwei Liu, Wei Ye
The potential effect of the long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1) against hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced oxidative injury in endothelial cells was tested. We show that forced-expression of MALAT1 using a lentiviral vector ("LV-MALAT1") significantly attenuated H2O2-induced death and apoptosis of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Conversely, knocking down of MALAT1 by targeted siRNA exacerbated H2O2-induced HUVEC injury. For the mechanism study, we show that LV-MALAT1 induced Keap1 downregulation, leading to nuclear-factor-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) stabilization and activation...
December 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273684/sp600125-suppresses-keap1-expression-and-results-in-nrf2-mediated-prevention-of-diabetic-nephropathy
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Huan Zhang, Xiuxia Liu, Shanshan Zhou, Ye Jia, Ying Li, Yuguo Song, Junnan Wang, Hao Wu
c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) contributes to the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN). The JNK inhibitor SP600125 was reported to ameliorate DN. However, the mechanism remained unclear. We previously reported that SP600125 activated nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (NRF2), a governor of the cellular antioxidant defense system, in the aortas of the diabetic mice. Given the critical role of NRF2 in preventing DN, the present study aimed to test whether or not NRF2 is required for SP600125's protection against DN...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260265/schisandrin-c-enhances-mitochondrial-biogenesis-and-autophagy-in-c2c12-skeletal-muscle-cells-potential-involvement-of-anti-oxidative-mechanisms
#16
Jeong-Seok Kim, Ho-Keun Yi
The molecular study of muscles is needed to overcome chronic inflammation and maintenance of muscles in the human body. Schisandrin C is a pharmacological compound derived from the fruit of Schisandra chinensis and has many characteristics including anti-inflammation, anti-tumor, and anti-oxidation. However, the cellular and molecular mechanisms of Schisandrin C are still not well understood especially in skeletal muscle. Therefore, the present study was evaluated whether the properties of Schisandrin C in C2C12 skeletal muscle cells involved maintenance of cellular homeostasis and protection against oxidative damage...
December 19, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243859/neuroinflammatory-reactions-in-sickness-behavior-induced-by-bacterial-infection-protective-effect-of-minocycline
#17
Hanaa A Mansour, Wedad A Hassan, Gehan S Georgy
The neurological changes elicited by bacterial infection are called sickness behavior. Minocycline (MIN) is neuroprotective with a remarkable brain tissue penetration. MIN was orally administered at a dose 90 mg/kg for 3 days, whereas Escherichia coli was given as a single intraperitoneal injection (0.2 mL of 24 h growth) on the third day. After 24 h of bacterial infection, behavioral tests namely open field and forced swimming were carried out, then animals were decapitated. Rats infected with E. coli displayed reduced struggling time in forced swimming test, as well as, exploration and locomotion in open field test with reduction in neurotransmitters (norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin) versus elevation in the inflammatory (tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interferon-gamma) and oxidative stress (thiobarbituric acid reactive substance, reduced glutathione) biomarkers...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241205/glaucocalyxin-b-alleviates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-parkinson-s-disease-by-inhibiting-tlr-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-activating-nrf2-ho-1-pathway
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Wei Xu, Deyu Zheng, Yuanyuan Liu, Ji Li, Li Yang, Xiuli Shang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disease in the old population, characterized by dopaminergic neuron loss, inflammation and oxidative stress injury in the substantia nigra. Glaucocalyxin B (GLB), an ent-kauranoid diterpenoid isolated from Rabdosia japonica, has anti-inflammation and anti-tumor effects. However, its effects on PD remain unclear. METHODS: PD was introduced in rats via injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) into cerebral corpus striatum, and GLB was given intracerebroventricularly to these rats...
December 12, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236068/in-silico-screening-and-in-vitro-activity-measurement-of-javamide-analogues-as-potential-p38-mapk-inhibitors
#19
Jae B Park
p38 Mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK) is a protein kinase critically involved in the progress of inflammation/stress-associated diseases. Our data suggested that javamide analogues may contain strong anti-inflammation activities, but there is little information about their effects on p38 MAPK. Therefore, in this paper, the effects of thirty javamide analogues on p38 MAPK were investigated using in silico screening and in vitro p38 MAPK assay methods. The javamide analogues were synthesized and their chemical structures were confirmed using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic methods...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232693/host-factors-that-promote-retrotransposon-integration-are-similar-in-distantly-related-eukaryotes
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Sudhir Kumar Rai, Maya Sangesland, Michael Lee, Caroline Esnault, Yujin Cui, Atreyi Ghatak Chatterjee, Henry L Levin
Retroviruses and Long Terminal Repeat (LTR)-retrotransposons have distinct patterns of integration sites. The oncogenic potential of retrovirus-based vectors used in gene therapy is dependent on the selection of integration sites associated with promoters. The LTR-retrotransposon Tf1 of Schizosaccharomyces pombe is studied as a model for oncogenic retroviruses because it integrates into the promoters of stress response genes. Although integrases (INs) encoded by retroviruses and LTR-retrotransposons are responsible for catalyzing the insertion of cDNA into the host genome, it is thought that distinct host factors are required for the efficiency and specificity of integration...
December 12, 2017: PLoS Genetics
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