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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427227/high-dose-ascorbate-and-arsenic-trioxide-selectively-kill-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-blasts-in-vitro
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Nélida I Noguera, Elvira Pelosi, Daniela F Angelini, Maria Liliana Piredda, Gisella Guerrera, Eleonora Piras, Luca Battistini, Lauretta Massai, Anna Berardi, Gianfranco Catalano, Laura Cicconi, Germana Castelli, Agnese D'Angiò, Luca Pasquini, Grazia Graziani, Giuseppe Fioritoni, Maria Teresa Voso, Domenico Mastrangelo, Ugo Testa, Francesco Lo-Coco
The use of high-dose ascorbate (ASC) for the treatment of human cancer has been attempted several decades ago and has been recently revived by several in vitro and in vivo studies in solid tumors. We tested the cytotoxic effects of ASC, alone or in combination with arsenic trioxide (ATO) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Leukemic cell lines and primary blasts from AML and APL patients were treated with graded concentrations of ASC, alone or in association with standard concentration (1 μM) of ATO...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413207/rate-of-active-helicobacter-pylori-infection-among-symptomatic-patients-of-pakistan
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F Rasheed, A Yameen, T Ahmad, R Bilal
Only few epidemiological studies have examined the rate of active H. pylori infection in the symptomatic population in Pakistan. This retrospective study presents the laboratory data collected during the past 13 years (2002 to 2015) from 2315 symptomatic patients referred to the BreathMAT Lab, Nuclear Medicine, Oncology and Radiotherapy Institute, Islamabad for the diagnosis of active H. pylori infection using the (13)C Urea Breath Test. Rate of infection and its association with gender and age were evaluated...
April 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410217/pterostilbene-inhibits-inflammation-and-ros-production-in-chondrocytes-by-activating-nrf2-pathway
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En-Xing Xue, Jian-Ping Lin, Yu Zhang, Sun-Ren Sheng, Hai-Xiao Liu, Yu-Long Zhou, Hui Xu
Pterostilbene has been reported as a potential drug to inhibit oxidative stress and inflammation. However, the effect of pterostilbene on chondrocytes and osteoarthritis remains to be elucidated. We sought to investigate whether pterostilbene could protect chondrocytes from inflammation and ROS production through factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) activation. The pterostilbene toxicity on chondrocytes collected from cartilages of Sprague-Dawley rats was assessed by CCK-8 test. Immunofluorescence and Western blotting explored the nuclear translocation of Nrf2...
March 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406042/attributes-of-nuclear-imaging-centers-impacting-physician-referrals-for-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-tests
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Junlong Li, Christy R Houle, James R Spalding, Hongbo Yang, Cheryl Q Xiang, Therese M Kitt, Rita M Kristy, Eric Q Wu
AIM: To evaluate nuclear imaging center attributes that cardiologists and primary care physicians (PCPs) consider when referring patients for single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging (SPECT-MPI) tests, and how these attributes impact physician referral decisions in the United States. METHODS: A targeted literature review and seven one-to-one interviews with physicians and imaging center directors were conducted to identify attributes that could impact physicians' referral decisions...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397867/oxidative-stress-causes-hypertension-and-activation-of-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-after-high-fructose-and-salt-treatments
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Waleska C Dornas, Leonardo M Cardoso, Maísa Silva, Natália L S Machado, Deoclécio A Chianca-Jr, Andréia C Alzamora, Wanderson G Lima, Vincent Lagente, Marcelo E Silva
There is evidence that diets rich in salt or simple sugars as fructose are associated with abnormalities in blood pressure regulation. However, the mechanisms underlying pathogenesis of salt- and fructose-induced kidney damage and/or consequent hypertension yet remain largely unexplored. Here, we tested the role of oxidative state as an essential factor along with high salt and fructose treatment in causing hypertension. Fischer male rats were supplemented with a high-fructose diet (20% in water) for 20 weeks and maintained on high-salt diet (8%) associate in the last 10 weeks...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391375/perk-signalling-pathway-mediates-single-prolonged-stress-induced-dysfunction-of-medial-prefrontal-cortex-neurons
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Lili Wen, Bing Xiao, Yuxiu Shi, Fang Han
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is characterized with abnormal learning and memory. Impairments in learning and memory are closely associated with apoptosis in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC). We previously examined the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress was involved in the apoptosis in the mPFC of PTSD. The PERK pathway plays the important role in the ER stress-induced apoptosis. The aim of the present study was to explore the role of PERK pathway in neuronal apoptosis in the mPFC of rat models of PTSD...
April 8, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389572/prognostic-value-of-noninvasive-cardiovascular-testing-in-patients-with-stable-chest-pain-insights-from-the-promise-trial
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Udo Hoffmann, Maros Ferencik, James E Udelson, Michael H Picard, Quynh A Truong, Manesh R Patel, Megan Huang, Michael J Pencina, Daniel B Mark, John F Heitner, Christopher B Fordyce, Patricia A Pellikka, Jean-Claude Tardif, Matthew J Budoff, George Nahhas, Benjamin J Chow, Andrzej S Kosinski, Kerry L Lee, Pamela S Douglas
Background -Optimal management of patients with stable chest pain relies on the prognostic information provided by noninvasive cardiovascular testing, but there are limited data from randomized trials comparing anatomic with functional testing. Methods -In the Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain (PROMISE) trial, patients with stable chest pain and intermediate pre-test probability for obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) were randomized to functional testing (exercise electrocardiography, nuclear stress, or stress echocardiography) or coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA)...
April 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385304/functional-testing-or-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-stable%C3%A2-coronary-artery-disease
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Mads E Jørgensen, Charlotte Andersson, Bjarne L Nørgaard, Jawdat Abdulla, Jacqueline B Shreibati, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar H Gislason, Richard E Shaw, Mark A Hlatky
BACKGROUND: The choice of either anatomical or functional noninvasive testing to evaluate suspected coronary artery disease might affect subsequent clinical management and outcomes. OBJECTIVES: This study analyzed the association of initial noninvasive cardiac testing in outpatients with stable symptoms, with subsequent use of medications, invasive procedures, and clinical outcomes. METHODS: We studied patients enrolled in a Danish nationwide register who underwent initial noninvasive cardiac testing with either coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) or functional testing (exercise electrocardiography or nuclear stress testing) from 2009 to 2015...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358597/common-genetic-polymorphisms-of-adenosine-a2a-receptor-do-not-influence-response-to-regadenoson
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Mark Berlacher, Ronald Mastouri, Santosh Philips, Todd C Skaar, Rolf P Kreutz
AIM: Hemodynamic response to regadenoson varies greatly, and underlying mechanisms for variability are poorly understood. We hypothesized that five common variants of adenosine A2A receptor (ADORA2A) are associated with altered response to regadenoson. METHODS: Consecutive subjects (n = 357) undergoing resting regadenoson nuclear stress imaging were enrolled. Genotyping was performed using Taqman-based assays for rs5751862, rs229838, rs3761422, rs2267076 and rs5751876...
March 30, 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351318/cytotoxicity-of-citral-against-melanoma-cells-the-involvement-of-oxidative-stress-generation-and-cell-growth-protein-reduction
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Larissa Juliani Sanches, Poliana Camila Marinello, Carolina Panis, Tatiane Renata Fagundes, José Andrés Morgado-Díaz, Julio Cesar Madureira de-Freitas-Junior, Rubens Cecchini, Alessandra Lourenço Cecchini, Rodrigo Cabral Luiz
Citral is a natural compound that has shown cytotoxic and antiproliferative effects on breast and hematopoietic cancer cells; however, there are few studies on melanoma cells. Oxidative stress is known to be involved in all stages of melanoma development and is able to modulate intracellular pathways related to cellular proliferation and death. In this study, we hypothesize that citral exerts its cytotoxic effect on melanoma cells by the modulation of cellular oxidative status and/or intracellular signaling...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348416/cannabinoid-cb2-receptors-are-involved-in-the-protection-of-raw264-7-macrophages-against-the-oxidative-stress-an-in-vitro-study
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Sabrina Giacoppo, Agnese Gugliandolo, Oriana Trubiani, Federica Pollastro, Gianpaolo Grassi, Placido Bramanti, Emanuela Mazzon
Research in the last decades has widely investigated the anti-oxidant properties of natural products as a therapeutic approach for the prevention and the treatment of oxidative-stress related disorders. In this context, several studies were aimed to evaluate the therapeutic potential of phytocannabinoids, the bioactive compounds of Cannabis sativa. Here, we examined the anti-oxidant ability of Cannabigerol (CBG), a non-psychotropic cannabinoid, still little known, into counteracting the hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced oxidative stress in murine RAW264...
January 23, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347819/deferiprone-attenuates-inflammation-and-myocardial-fibrosis-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-rats
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Chunbo Zou, Xiaogang Liu, Rujuan Xie, Yushi Bao, Qing Jin, Xibei Jia, Li Li, Ruichan Liu
We attempted to investigate the therapeutic effects of deferiprone on DC rats and explore the underlying mechanism. Total 24 6-week-old male Wistar rats (weighing from 180 g to 220 g) were were subjected to DC model construction and then randomly divided to three groups (8 rats per group): DC group, DC + 50 mg, and DC + 100 mg deferiprone treatment group. The 8 normal rats were considered as controls. After deferiprone treatment for 20 weeks, the blood samples were collected for the biochemical parameters test, including fasting glucose, HOMA-IR (homeostasis model assessment of the insulin resistance), serum iron, ferritin and transferrin saturation (TS)...
March 24, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343998/carnosic-acid-ca-attenuates-collagen-induced-arthritis-in-db-db-mice-via-inflammation-suppression-by-regulating-ros-dependent-p38-pathway
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Guangtao Xia, Xia Wang, Hongsheng Sun, Yuhong Qin, Min Fu
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a multifactorial autoimmune disease, characterized by inflammation of synovial joints. Carnosic acid (CA) is a phenolic diterpene isolated from Rosmarinus officinailis, playing a central role in cytoprotective responses to oxidative stress and inflammation response. Our study aimed to investigate the effects of CA on RA progression in diabetic animals. Carnosic acid (CA) was used to treat collagen-induced arthritis (CIA)-induced db/db mice. Blood glucose, oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and insulin tolerance test (ITT) were investigated to explore insulin resistance...
March 23, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301521/lysosomal-adaptation-how-cells-respond-to-lysosomotropic-compounds
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Shuyan Lu, Tae Sung, Nianwei Lin, Robert T Abraham, Bart A Jessen
Lysosomes are acidic organelles essential for degradation and cellular homoeostasis and recently lysosomes have been shown as signaling hub to respond to the intra and extracellular changes (e.g. amino acid availability). Compounds including pharmaceutical drugs that are basic and lipophilic will become sequestered inside lysosomes (lysosomotropic). How cells respond to the lysosomal stress associated with lysosomotropism is not well characterized. Our goal is to assess the lysosomal changes and identify the signaling pathways that involve in the lysosomal changes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298215/nrf2-signaling-increases-expression-of-atp-binding-cassette-subfamily-c-mrna-transcripts-at-the-blood-brain-barrier-following-hypoxia-reoxygenation-stress
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Kathryn Ibbotson, Joshua Yell, Patrick T Ronaldson
BACKGROUND: Strategies to maintain BBB integrity in diseases with a hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) component involve preventing glutathione (GSH) loss from endothelial cells. GSH efflux transporters include multidrug resistance proteins (Mrps). Therefore, characterization of Mrp regulation at the BBB during H/R is required to advance these transporters as therapeutic targets. Our goal was to investigate, in vivo, regulation of Abcc1, Abcc2, and Abcc4 mRNA expression (i.e., genes encoding Mrp isoforms that transport GSH) by nuclear factor E2-related factor (Nrf2) using a well-established H/R model...
March 16, 2017: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296209/the-urinary-1-h-nmr-metabolomics-profile-of-an-italian-autistic-children-population-and-their-unaffected-siblings
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Milena Lussu, Antonio Noto, Alice Masili, Andrea C Rinaldi, Angelica Dessì, Maria De Angelis, Andrea De Giacomo, Vassilios Fanos, Luigi Atzori, Ruggiero Francavilla
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) make a dishomogeneous group of psychiatric diseases having either genetic and environmental components, including changes of the microbiota. The rate of diagnosis, based on a series of psychological tests and observed behavior, dramatically increased in the past few decades. Currently, no biological markers are available and the pathogenesis is not defined. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential use of (1) H-NMR metabolomics to analyze the global biochemical signature of ASD patients (n = 21) and controls (n = 21), these being siblings of autistic patients...
March 11, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283797/influence-of-nrf2-activators-on-subcellular-skeletal-muscle-protein-and-dna-synthesis-rates-after-6%C3%A2-weeks-of-milk-protein-feeding-in-older-adults
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Adam R Konopka, Jaime L Laurin, Robert V Musci, Christopher A Wolff, Justin J Reid, Laurie M Biela, Qian Zhang, Fredrick F Peelor, Christopher L Melby, Karyn L Hamilton, Benjamin F Miller
In older adults, chronic oxidative and inflammatory stresses are associated with an impaired increase in skeletal muscle protein synthesis after acute anabolic stimuli. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and Protandim have been shown to activate nuclear factor erythroid-derived 2-like 2 (Nrf2), a transcription factor for the antioxidant response element and anti-inflammatory pathways. This study tested the hypothesis that compared to a placebo control (CON), CLA and Protandim would increase skeletal muscle subcellular protein (myofibrillar, mitochondrial, cytoplasmic) and DNA synthesis in older adults after 6 weeks of milk protein feeding...
March 10, 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279507/germ-cell-apoptosis-and-expression-of-bcl-2-and-bax-in-porcine-testis-under-normal-and-heat-stress-conditions
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Xiaorui Fan, Huaming Xi, Zhen Zhang, Yajun Liang, Qinghong Li, Junping He
The aim of this study was to examine whether an elevated ambient temperature (37-40°C) had an effect on the apoptosis of germ cells and the expression of Bcl-2 and Bax in porcine testis. Six boars were used. Three boars were subjected to an elevated ambient temperature (37-40°C, 7days, 3h per day) as a heat stress (HS) group. The other 3 boars were kept in a room temperature house (20-27°C) as a control group. All boars were castrated and the testes were harvested. TUNEL assay was used for the detection of apoptotic cells...
March 6, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265554/protective-role-of-hesperidin-against-%C3%AE-radiation-induced-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-rat-testis
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Nadia Z Shaban, Ahmed M Ahmed Zahran, Fatma H El-Rashidy, Ahmad S Abdo Kodous
BACKGROUND: Gamma (γ) ray, an electromagnetic radiation, is occasionally accompanying the emission of an alpha or beta particle. Exposure to such radiation can cause cellular changes such as mutations, chromosome aberration and cellular damage which depend upon the total amount of energy, duration of exposure and the dose. Ionizing radiation can impair spermatogenesis and can cause mutations in germ cells. In general, type B spermatogonia are sensitive to this type of radiation. The current study was carried out to evaluate the protective role of hesperidin (H), as a polyphenolic compound, on rat testis injury induced by γ-radiation...
December 2017: Journal of Biological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256343/evaluation-of-coronary-artery-disease-using-myocardial-elastography-with-diverging-wave-imaging-validation-against-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-and-coronary-angiography
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Julien Grondin, Marc Waase, Alok Gambhir, Ethan Bunting, Vincent Sayseng, Elisa E Konofagou
Myocardial elastography (ME) is an ultrasound-based technique that can image 2-D myocardial strains. The objectives of this study were to illustrate that 2-D myocardial strains can be imaged with diverging wave imaging and differ, on average, between normal and coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. In this study, 66 patients with symptoms of CAD were imaged with myocardial elastography before a nuclear stress test or an invasive coronary angiography. Radial cumulative strains were estimated in all patients...
May 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
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