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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921397/nitric-oxide-induced-by-polyamines-involves-antioxidant-systems-against-chilling-stress-in-tomato-lycopersicon-esculentum-mill-seedling
#1
Qian-Nan Diao, Yong-Jun Song, Dong-Mei Shi, Hong-Yan Qi
Polyamines (PAs) and nitric oxide (NO) are vital signals in modulating plant response to abiotic stress. However, to our knowledge, studies on the relationship between NO and PAs in response to cold stress in tomato are limited. Accordingly, in this study, we investigated the effects of putrescine (Put) and spermidine (Spd) on NO generation and the function of Spd-induced NO in the tolerance of tomato seedling under chilling stress. Spd increased NO release via the nitric oxide synthase (NOS)-like and nitrate reductase (NR) enzymatic pathways in the seedlings, whereas Put had no such effect...
2016: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920429/nitric-oxide-no-mediates-the-inhibition-of-form-deprivation-myopia-by-atropine-in-chicks
#2
Brittany J Carr, William K Stell
Myopia is the most common childhood refractive disorder. Atropine inhibits myopia progression, but its mechanism is unknown. Here, we show that myopia-prevention by atropine requires production of nitric oxide (NO). Form-deprivation myopia (FDM) was induced in week-old chicks by diffusers over the right eye (OD); the left eye (OS) remained ungoggled. On post-goggling days 1, 3, and 5, OD received intravitreally 20 µL of phosphate-buffered saline (vehicle), or vehicle plus: NO source: L-arginine (L-Arg, 60-6,000 nmol) or sodium nitroprusside (SNP, 10-1,000 nmol); atropine (240 nmol); NO inhibitors: L-NIO or L-NMMA (6 nmol); negative controls: D-Arg (10 µmol) or D-NMMA (6 nmol); or atropine plus L-NIO, L-NMMA, or D-NMMA; OS received vehicle...
December 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918616/nitric-oxide-donors-for-cervical-ripening-and-induction-of-labour
#3
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Arpita Ghosh, Katherine R Lattey, Anthony J Kelly
BACKGROUND: Sometimes it is necessary to bring on labour artificially because of safety concerns for the mother or baby. This review is one of a series of reviews of methods of labour induction using a standardised protocol. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of NO donors (isosorbide mononitrate (ISMN), isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN), nitroglycerin and sodium nitroprusside) for third trimester cervical ripening or induction of labour, in comparison with placebo or no treatment or other treatments from a predefined hierarchy...
December 5, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903373/-therapeutic-effect-of-severe-thrombocytopenia-in-patients-underwent-transcatheter-patent-ductus-arteriosus-occlusion
#4
P Zhang, X Y Zhu, D Z Zhang, Q G Wang, X M Han, X T Sheng, C S Cui
Objective: To investigate the therapeutic effect of severe thrombocytopenia in patients underwent transcatheter patent ductus arteriosus occlusion. Methods: Clinical data of 80 pure patent ductus arteriosus patients who underwent interventional occlusion between February 2011 and November 2014 in General Hospital of Shenyang Military Region were retrospective analyzed.A bolus of heparin calcium (80 U/kg) was administered by intravenous injection during the procedure.Blood test was conducted in all patients before and after the procedure...
October 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889519/iron-induced-nitric-oxide-leads-to-an-increase-in-the-expression-of-ferritin-during-the-senescence-of-lotus-japonicus-nodules
#5
Sirinapa Chungopast, Mallika Duangkhet, Shigeyuki Tajima, Jian Feng Ma, Mika Nomura
Iron is an essential nutrient for legume-rhizobium symbiosis and accumulates abundantly in the nodules. However, the concentration of free iron in the cells is strictly controlled to avoid toxicity. It is known that ferritin accumulates in the cells as an iron storage protein. During nodule senescence, the expression of the ferritin gene, Ljfer1, was induced in Lotus japonicus. We investigated a signal transduction pathway leading to the increase of Ljfer1 in the nodule. The Ljfer1 promoter of L. japonicus contains a conserved Iron-Dependent Regulatory Sequence (IDRS)...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885499/the-effects-of-alpha-1-adrenoceptor-blockade-and-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibition-on-central-and-brachial-blood-pressure-and-vascular-reactivity-the-doxazosin-ramipril-study
#6
Andreas Jekell, Majid Kalani, Thomas Kahan
We aimed to study whether inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system has effects on vascular structure and function beyond the effects on blood pressure reduction alone. Patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension (n = 61, age 54 ± 12 years, 34% women) received the angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor ramipril 10 mg or the alpha 1-adrenoceptor blocker doxazosin 8 mg double-blind for 12 weeks. Aortic blood pressure, pulse wave velocity, and augmentation index were assessed by applanation tonometry...
November 24, 2016: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883217/nitric-oxide-is-involved-in-methane-induced-adventitious-root-formation-in-cucumber
#7
Fang Qi, Zhixin Xiang, Ninghai Kou, Weiti Cui, Daokun Xu, Ren Wang, Dan Zhu, Wenbiao Shen
Our previous studies revealed that methane (CH4 ) induces adventitious rooting in cucumber. However, the corresponding molecular mechanism is still elusive. In this work, we discovered that CH4 triggered the accumulation of nitric oxide (NO) and thereafter cucumber adventitious rooting, mimicking the inducing effects of sodium nitroprusside (SNP) and NONOate (two NO-releasing compounds). Above mentioned responses were sensitive to NO scavenger(s), showing that the accumulation of NO and adventitious root development were respectively impaired...
November 24, 2016: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881399/intradermal-administration-of-endothelin-1-attenuates-endothelium-dependent-and-independent-cutaneous-vasodilation-via-rho-kinase-in-young-adults
#8
Naoto Fujii, Tatsuro Amano, Lyra Halili, Jeffrey C Louie, Sarah Yan Zhang, Brendan D McNeely, Glen P Kenny
We recently showed that intradermal administration of endothelin-1 diminished endothelium-dependent and -independent cutaneous vasodilation. We evaluated the hypothesis that Rho kinase may be a mediator of this response. We also sought to evaluate if endothelin-1 increases sweating. In twelve adults (25±6 years), we measured cutaneous vascular conductance (CVC) and sweating during 1) endothelium-dependent vasodilation induced via administration of incremental doses of methacholine (0.25, 5, 100, 2000mM each for 25 min) and 2) endothelium-independent vasodilation induced via administration of 50mM sodium nitroprusside (20-25 min)...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880955/long-term-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockade-limits-hypertension-aortic-dysfunction-and-structural-remodeling-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-kidney-disease
#9
Omar Z Ameer, Mark Butlin, Elena Kaschina, Manuela Sommerfeld, Alberto P Avolio, Jacqueline K Phillips
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with large artery remodeling, endothelial dysfunction and calcification, with angiotensin II (Ang II) a known driver of these pathologies. We investigated long-term Ang II type 1 receptor inhibition with valsartan on aortic function and structure in the Lewis polycystic kidney (LPK) rat model of CKD. METHODS: Mixed sex LPK and Lewis control (total n = 28) treated (valsartan 60 mg/kg/day p.o. from 4 to 18 weeks) and vehicle groups were studied...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876094/nitric-oxide-has-contrasting-age-dependent-effects-on-the-functionality-of-murine-hematopoietic-stem-cells
#10
Sapana Jalnapurkar, Shweta Singh, Moirangthem Ranjita Devi, Lalita Limaye, Vaijayanti Kale
BACKGROUND: The success of hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation is dependent on the quality of the donor HSCs. Some sources of HSCs display reduced engraftment efficiency either because of inadequate number (e.g., fetal liver and cord blood), or age-related dysfunction (e.g. in older individuals). Therefore, use of pharmacological compounds to improve functionality of HSCs is a forefront research area in hematology. METHODS: Lineage negative (Lin(-)) cells isolated from murine bone marrow or sort-purified Lin(-)Sca-1(+)c-Kit(+)CD34(-) (LSK-CD34(-)) were treated with a nitric oxide donor, sodium nitroprusside (SNP)...
November 22, 2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864656/nitric-oxide-and-hydrogen-sulfide-interact-when-modulating-gastric-physiological-functions-in-rodents
#11
Larisse Tavares Lucetti, Renan Oliveira Silva, Ana Paula Macedo Santana, Bruno de Melo Tavares, Mariana Lima Vale, Pedro Marcos Gomes Soares, Francisco José Batista de Lima Júnior, Pedro Jorge Caldas Magalhães, Fernando de Queiroz Cunha, Ronaldo de Albuquerque Ribeiro, Jand-Venes Rolim Medeiros, Marcellus Henrique Loiola Ponte Souza
AIM: The objective was to evaluate the effects of nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) donors and possible interactions between these two systems in modulating gastric function. METHODS: Mice received saline, sodium nitroprusside (SNP), or sodium hydrosulfite (NaHS), and after 1 h, the animals were killed for immunofluorescence analysis of CSE or eNOS expressions, respectively. Other groups received saline, SNP, NaHS, Lawesson's reagent (H2S donor), PAG + SNP, L-NAME, L-NAME + NaHS, or L-NAME + Lawesson's reagent...
November 18, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862163/the-effects-of-high-sodium-intake-on-systemic-blood-pressure-and-vascular-responses-in-spontaneously-diabetic-wbn-kob-lepr-fa-fa-rats
#12
Yoshiichi Takagi, Haruno Kadowaki, Ikumi Kobayashi, Kaoru Ito, Katsuaki Ito, Mitsuyuki Shirai, Fumitoshi Asai
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and hypertension has markedly increased worldwide. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of a high-salt intake on the systolic blood pressure (SBP) and vascular responses in WBN/Kob-Lepr(fa/fa) (WBKDF) rats, a new spontaneous animal model of T2DM. Male WBKDF rats and age-matched Wistar rats at 6 weeks of age were each divided into two groups and fed either a normal-sodium (0.26%, NS) diet or high-sodium (8%, HS) diet for 14 weeks: 1) Wistar rats on NS diet (Wistar-NS); 2) Wistar rats on HS diet (Wistar-HS); 3) WBKDF rats on NS diet (WBKDF-NS); 4) WBKDF rats on HS diets (WBKDF-HS)...
November 15, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861155/new-conception-for-the-development-of-hypertension-in-preeclampsia
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Qinqin Gao, Jiaqi Tang, Na Li, Xiuwen Zhou, Xiaolin Zhu, Weisheng Li, Bailin Liu, Xueqin Feng, Jianying Tao, Bing Han, Hong Zhang, Miao Sun, Zhice Xu
Placental vascular dysfunction was suggested to be critical for placental ischemia-initiated hypertension in preeclampsia, although the contributions of endothelium involved are unclear. The present study found, unlike non-placental vessels, acetylcholine showed no vasodilatation effect on placental vessels, indicating that endothelial-derived nitric oxide (NO) was extremely weak in placental vessels. Placental vascular responses to exogenous NO from sodium nitroprusside (SNP) were significantly different from non-placental vessels...
November 16, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858860/antagonistic-effects-of-endostatin-vascular-endothelial-growth-inhibitor-chimeric-recombinant-adenovirus-on-homocysteine-induced-vascular-endothelial-cells-injury-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#14
Zhen-Tian Cui, Jian-Ping Liu, Jian-Min Yao
BACKGROUND: The study is inclined to investigate the antagonistic effects of endostatin-vascular endothelial growth inhibitor chimeric recombinant adenovirus (Ad-hENDO-VEGI) on homocysteine (Hcy)-induced vascular endothelial cells (VECs) injury in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: Human VECs cell line ECV304 was selected and infected with Ad-hENDO-VEGI. The LDH leakage, SOD activity, and MDA levels were measured by the automatic biochemical analyzer. Cell survival rate was counted by Trypanblau dying...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857162/rescue-therapy-with-tanshinone-iia-hinders-transition-of-acute-kidney-injury-to-chronic-kidney-disease-via-targeting-gsk3%C3%AE
#15
Chunming Jiang, Wei Zhu, Xiang Yan, Qiuyuan Shao, Biao Xu, Miao Zhang, Rujun Gong
Acute kidney injury (AKI) remains challenging for clinical practice and poses a risk of developing progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD) with no definitive treatment available yet. Tanshinone IIA, an active ingredient of Chinese herbal Salvia miltiorrhiza, has been widely used in Asia for the remarkable organoprotective activities. Its effect on established AKI, however, remains unknown. In mice with folic acid-induced AKI, delayed treatment with Tanshinone IIA, commenced early or late after injury, diminished renal expression of kidney injury markers, reduced apoptosis and improved kidney dysfunction, concomitant with mitigated histologic signs of AKI to CKD transition, including interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy, and with an ameliorated inflammatory infiltration in tubulointerstitium and a favored M2-skewed macrophage polarization...
November 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847440/gintonin-facilitates-catecholamine-secretion-from-the-perfused-adrenal-medulla
#16
Seung-Yeol Na, Ki-Hwan Kim, Mi-Sung Choi, Kang-Su Ha, Dong-Yoon Lim
The present study was designed to investigate the characteristics of gintonin, one of components isolated from Korean Ginseng on secretion of catecholamines (CA) from the isolated perfused model of rat adrenal gland and to clarify its mechanism of action. Gintonin (1 to 30 µg/ml), perfused into an adrenal vein, markedly increased the CA secretion from the perfused rat adrenal medulla in a dose-dependent fashion. The gintonin-evoked CA secretion was greatly inhibited in the presence of chlorisondamine (1 µM, an autonomic ganglionic bloker), pirenzepine (2 µM, a muscarinic M1 receptor antagonist), Ki14625 (10 µM, an LPA1/3 receptor antagonist), amiloride (1 mM, an inhibitor of Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger), a nicardipine (1 µM, a voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channel blocker), TMB-8 (1 µM, an intracellular Ca(2+) antagonist), and perfusion of Ca(2+)-free Krebs solution with 5mM EGTA (a Ca(2+)chelater), while was not affected by sodium nitroprusside (100 µM, a nitrosovasodialtor)...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835849/nitric-oxide-signaling-is-involved-in-the-response-to-iron-deficiency-in-the-woody-plant-malus-xiaojinensis
#17
Longmei Zhai, Dashuang Xiao, Chaohua Sun, Ting Wu, Zhenhai Han, Xinzhong Zhang, Xuefeng Xu, Yi Wang
To cope with iron (Fe) deficiency, plants have evolved a wide range of adaptive responses from changes in morphology to altered physiological responses. Recent studies have demonstrated that nitric oxide (NO) is involved in the Fe-deficiency response through hormonal signaling pathways. Here, we report that NO plays a significant role in Malus xiaojinensis, an Fe-efficient woody plant. Fe deficiency triggered significant accumulation of NO in the root system, predominantly in the outer cortical and epidermal cells of the elongation zone...
November 6, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824721/antiperoxynitrite-treatment-ameliorates-vasorelaxation-of-resistance-arteries-in-aging-rats-involvement-with-protection-of-circulating-endothelial-progenitor-cells
#18
Qi Sun, Yu Dong, Huanyuan Wang, Kun Jiao, Jiahui Xu, Lu Ma, Haixia Huang, Huirong Liu, Wen Wang
Numerous studies have found that the age-associated structural and functional alterations in arteries were characterized by increased endothelial dysfunction. In this study, young (3 months), adult (9 months), and aging (20 months) male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 6 groups, including control groups and FeTMPyP (peroxynitrite scavenger) groups receiving saline and FeTMPyP, respectively, for 5 administrations once every 3 days through intraperitoneal injection. The aged-related proteins beta-galactosidase, p53, and p16 as well as the nitrotyrosine and endothelial marker endothelial nitric oxide synthase and von Willebrand factor (vWF) in vascular tissues were measured by immunohistochemistry...
November 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815560/nitric-oxide-no-stimulates-steroidogenesis-and-folliculogenesis-in-fish
#19
Vinay Kumar Singh, Bechan Lal
The present study was undertaken to understand the physiological significance of the existence of nitric oxide synthase (NOS)/nitric oxide (NO) system in fish ovary. For this, two doses of NO donor, sodium nitroprusside (SNP, 25 µg and 50 µg) and NOS inhibitor, N-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME, 50 µg and 100 µg)/100 g body weight were administered during the two reproductive phases of reproductive cycle of the Clarias batrachus During the late-quiescence phase, high dose of l-NAME decreased the NO, testosterone, 17β-estradiol, vitellogenin contents in serum and ovary and activities of 5-ene-3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases (3β-HSD) and 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases (17β-HSD) in ovary, whereas higher dose of SNP increased these parameters...
February 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815419/altered-hippocampal-arteriole-structure-and-function-in-a-rat-model-of-preeclampsia-potential-role-in-impaired-seizure-induced-hyperemia
#20
Abbie C Johnson, Marilyn J Cipolla
We investigated the effect of experimental preeclampsia on hyperemia during seizure in the hippocampus and vascular function and structure of hippocampal arterioles using Sprague Dawley rats (n = 14/group) that were nonpregnant, pregnant (d20), or had experimental preeclampsia (induced by a high cholesterol diet d7-20). Hyperemia was measured via hydrogen clearance basally and during pentylenetetrazol-induced seizure (40-130 mg/kg i.v.). Reactivity of isolated and pressurized hippocampal arterioles to KCl, nitric oxide synthase inhibition with NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester and the nitric oxide donor sodium nitroprusside were investigated...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
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