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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239368/connection-of-nicotine-to-diet-induced-obesity-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-cellular-and-mechanistic-insights
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Amiya P Sinha-Hikim, Indrani Sinha-Hikim, Theodore C Friedman
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) poses a serious health hazard affecting 20-40% of adults in the general population in the USA and over 70% of the obese and extremely obese people. In addition to obesity, nicotine is recognized as a risk factor for NAFLD, and it has been reported that nicotine can exaggerate obesity-induced hepatic steatosis. The development of NAFLD has serious clinical complications because of its potential progression from simple hepatic steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), liver cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239341/adeno-associated-viral-vectors-serotype-8-for-cell-specific-delivery-of-therapeutic-genes-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Diego Pignataro, Diego Sucunza, Lucia Vanrell, Esperanza Lopez-Franco, Iria G Dopeso-Reyes, Africa Vales, Mirja Hommel, Alberto J Rico, Jose L Lanciego, Gloria Gonzalez-Aseguinolaza
Adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) have become highly promising tools for research and clinical applications in the central nervous system (CNS). However, specific delivery of genes to the cell type of interest is essential for the success of gene therapy and therefore a correct selection of the promoter plays a very important role. Here, AAV8 vectors carrying enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP) as reporter gene under the transcriptional control of different CNS-specific promoters were used and compared with a strong ubiquitous promoter...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237557/synthesis-of-1-3-5-trisubstituted-pyrazolines-as-potential-antimalarial-and-antimicrobial-agents
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Vikash K Mishra, Mitali Mishra, Varsha Kashaw, Sushil K Kashaw
A series of novel 1,3,5-trisubstituted pyrazolines derivatives have been synthesized from chalcones and nicotinic acid hydrazide in two steps. In first step, chalcones were prepared by treatment of 4-hydroxy acetophenone with different substituted benzaldehyde by Claisen-Schimidt Condensation. In second step, various pyrazoline derivatives were prepared by reflux reaction of chalcones with nicotinic acid hydrazide in ethanolic solution. Compounds were confirmed by elemental analyses, IR, (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR spectral data and were evaluated for antimalarial and antibacterial activity...
February 14, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225158/solid-state-17-o%C3%A2-nmr-reveals-hydrogen-bonding-energetics-not-all-low-barrier-hydrogen-bonds-are-strong
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Jiasheng Lu, Ivan Hung, Andreas Brinkmann, Zhehong Gan, Xianqi Kong, Gang Wu
While NMR and IR spectroscopic signatures and structural characteristics of low-barrier hydrogen bond (LBHB) formation are well documented in the literature, direct measurement of the LBHB energy is difficult. Here, we show that solid-state (17) O NMR spectroscopy can provide unique information about the energy required to break a LBHB. Our solid-state (17) O NMR data show that the HB enthalpy of the O⋅⋅⋅H⋅⋅⋅N LBHB formed in crystalline nicotinic acid is only 7.7±0.5 kcal mol(-1) , suggesting that not all LBHBs are particularly strong...
February 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225105/elucidating-the-biosynthetic-pathways-of-volatile-organic-compounds-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-through-a-computational-approach
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Purva Bhatter, Karthik Raman, Vani Janakiraman
Microbial volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have gained prominence in the recent past for their potential use as disease markers. The discovery of microbial VOCs has benefited 'difficult to detect' diseases such as tuberculosis (TB). Few of the identified VOCs of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) are currently being explored for their diagnostic potential. However, very little is known about the biosynthesis of these small lipophilic molecules. Here, we propose putative biosynthetic pathways in Mycobacterium tuberculosis for three VOCs, namely methyl nicotinate, methyl phenylacetate and methyl p-anisate, using computational approaches...
February 22, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224315/modeling-of-free-fatty-acid-dynamics-insulin-and-nicotinic-acid-resistance-under-acute-and-chronic-treatments
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Robert Andersson, Tobias Kroon, Joachim Almquist, Mats Jirstrand, Nicholas D Oakes, Neil D Evans, Michael J Chappel, Johan Gabrielsson
Nicotinic acid (NiAc) is a potent inhibitor of adipose tissue lipolysis. Acute administration results in a rapid reduction of plasma free fatty acid (FFA) concentrations. Sustained NiAc exposure is associated with tolerance development (drug resistance) and complete adaptation (FFA returning to pretreatment levels). We conducted a meta-analysis on a rich pre-clinical data set of the NiAc-FFA interaction to establish the acute and chronic exposure-response relations from a macro perspective. The data were analyzed using a nonlinear mixed-effects framework...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216063/the-nad-precursor-nicotinic-acid-improves-genomic-integrity-in-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-after-x-irradiation
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Kathrin Weidele, Sascha Beneke, Alexander Bürkle
NAD(+) is an essential cofactor for enzymes catalyzing redox-reactions as well as an electron carrier in energy metabolism. Aside from this, NAD(+) consuming enzymes like poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases and sirtuins are important regulators involved in chromatin-restructuring processes during repair and epigenetics/transcriptional adaption. In order to replenish cellular NAD(+) levels after cleavage, synthesis starts from precursors such as nicotinamide, nicotinamide riboside or nicotinic acid to match the need for this essential molecule...
February 13, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213944/separation-of-hydroxynorketamine-stereoisomers-using-capillary-electrophoresis-with-sulfated-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-and-highly-sulfated-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin
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Friederike A Sandbaumhüter, Regula Theurillat, Wolfgang Thormann
The racemic N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonist ketamine is used in anesthesia, analgesia and the treatment of depressive disorders. It is known that interactions of hydroxylated norketamine metabolites and 5,6-dehydronorketamine (DHNK) with the α7 -nicotinic acetylcholine receptor and the α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptor are responsible for the antidepressive effects. Ketamine and its first metabolite norketamine are not active on these receptors. As stereoselectivity plays a role in ketamine metabolism, a cationic capillary electrophoresis based method capable of resolving and analyzing the stereoisomers of four hydroxylated norketamine metabolites, norketamine and DHNK was developed...
February 18, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208643/synthesis-of-some-new-1-3-4-thiadiazole-thiazole-and-pyridine-derivatives-containing-1-2-3-triazole-moiety
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Nadia A Abdelriheem, Ali M M Mohamed, Abdou O Abdelhamid
In this study, 1-(5-Methyl-1-(p-tolyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)ethan-1-one, was reacted with Thiosemicarbazide, alkyl carbodithioate and benzaldehyde to give thiosemicarbazone, alkylidenehydrazinecarbodithioate and 3-phenylprop-2-en-1-one-1,2,3-triazole derivatives. The 1,3,4-thiadiazole derivatives containing the 1,2,3-triazole moiety were obtained via reaction of alkylidenecarbodithioate with hydrazonoyl halides. Also, hydrazonoyl halides were reacted with thiosemicarbazone and pyrazolylthioamide to give 1,3-thiazoles derivatives...
February 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187919/dopamine-d3-and-acetylcholine-nicotinic-receptor-heteromerization-in-midbrain-dopamine-neurons-relevance-for-neuroplasticity
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Leonardo Bontempi, Paola Savoia, Federica Bono, Chiara Fiorentini, Cristina Missale
Activation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) promotes the morphological remodeling of cultured dopamine (DA) neurons, an effect requiring functional DA D3 receptors (D3R). The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms mediating D3R-nAChR cross-talk in the modulation of DA neuron structural plasticity. By using bioluminescence resonance energy transfer(2) (BRET(2)) and proximity ligation assay (PLA), evidence for the existence of D3R-nAChR heteromers has been obtained. In particular, BRET(2) showed that the D3R directly and specifically interacts with the β2 subunit of the nAChR...
February 7, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187857/adaptive-and-behavioral-changes-in-kynurenine-3-monooxygenase-knockout-mice-relevance-to-psychotic-disorders
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Sophie Erhardt, Ana Pocivavsek, Mariaelena Repici, Xi-Cong Liu, Sophie Imbeault, Daniel C Maddison, Marian A R Thomas, Joshua L Smalley, Markus K Larsson, Paul J Muchowski, Flaviano Giorgini, Robert Schwarcz
BACKGROUND: Kynurenine 3-monooxygenase converts kynurenine to 3-hydroxykynurenine, and its inhibition shunts the kynurenine pathway-which is implicated as dysfunctional in various psychiatric disorders-toward enhanced synthesis of kynurenic acid, an antagonist of both α7 nicotinic acetylcholine and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors. Possibly as a result of reduced kynurenine 3-monooxygenase activity, elevated central nervous system levels of kynurenic acid have been found in patients with psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia...
December 16, 2016: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187830/lack-of-cross-resistance-between-neonicotinoids-and-sulfoxaflor-in-field-strains-of-q-biotype-of-whitefly-bemisia-tabaci-from-eastern-china
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Wenlong Wang, Shaoli Wang, Guangjie Han, Yuzhou Du, Jianjun Wang
Control of Bemisia tabaci has depended primarily and heavily on insecticides, especially neonicotinoids. The novel sulfoximine insecticide sulfoxaflor exhibits high potency against a broad range of sap-feeding insect species, including those resistant to neonicotinoids. The resistance levels of Q-biotype B. tabaci field strains collected from 8 locations in eastern China to neonicotinoids and sulfoxaflor were investigated, and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor β1 subunit gene (Btβ1) were detected...
March 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185676/determination-of-po-210-content-in-cigarette-smoke-using-a-smoking-machine-a-case-study-of-iranian-cigarettes
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Mária Horváth, Amin Shahrokhi, Péter Bátor, Edit Tóth-Bodrogi, Tibor Kovács
The Po-210 content of tobacco has been known for a long time, however, different results can be found about the estimated amount of Po-210 that is inhaled by humans as a result of smoking cigarettes. Because of the unique properties of Po-210, the smoking machines available on the market are not suitable because of their failure to quantitatively collect Po-210 for measurement. Therefore, to estimate precisely the amount of Po-210 entering the lungs as a result of smoking, a smoking machine and sampling protocol based on relevant ISO standards - ISO-3308, ISO-3402 and ISO-4387 - was developed...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182408/design-synthesis-structure-activity-relationship-studies-and-three-dimensional-quantitative-structure-activity-relationship-3d-qsar-modeling-of-a-series-of-o-biphenyl-carbamates-as-dual-modulators-of-dopamine-d3-receptor-and-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase
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Alessio De Simone, Debora Russo, Gian Filippo Ruda, Alessandra Micoli, Mariarosaria Ferraro, Rita Maria Concetta Di Martino, Giuliana Ottonello, Maria Summa, Andrea Armirotti, Tiziano Bandiera, Andrea Cavalli, Giovanni Bottegoni
We recently reported molecules designed according to the multi-target-directed ligand paradigm to exert combined activity at human fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) and dopamine receptor subtype D3 (D3R). Both targets are relevant for tackling several types of addiction (most notably nicotine addiction) and other compulsive behaviors. Here, we report an SAR exploration of a series of biphenyl-N-[4-[4-(2,3-substituted-phenyl)piperazine-1-yl]alkyl]carbamates, a novel class of molecules that had shown promising activities at the FAAH - D3R target combination in preliminary studies...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177698/influence-of-alpha-lipoic-acid-on-nicotine-induced-lung-and-liver-damage-in-experimental-rats
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Hayam Ateyya, Manar Nader, Ghalia Attia, Nagla Ahmad El-Sherbeeny
Nicotine mediates some of the injurious effects caused by consuming tobacco products. This work aimed at investigating the defensive role of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) with its known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect in nicotine -induced lung and liver damage. Rats were arranged into four groups, a control, nicotine, ALA group and ALA-nicotine groups. Oxidative stress and antioxidant status were determined by assessing thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARs), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione (GSH) levels in lung and liver...
October 12, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161469/proteomic-and-metabolomic-analysis-reveals-rapid-and-extensive-nicotine-detoxification-ability-in-honey-bee-larvae
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Esther E du Rand, Hannelie Human, Salome Smit, Mervyn Beukes, Zeno Apostolides, Susan W Nicolson, Christian W W Pirk
Despite potential links between pesticides and bee declines, toxicology information on honey bee larvae (Apis mellifera) is scarce and detoxification mechanisms in this development stage are virtually unknown. Larvae are exposed to natural and synthetic toxins present in pollen and nectar through consumption of brood food. Due to the characteristic intensive brood care displayed by honey bees, which includes progressive feeding throughout larval development, it is generally assumed that larvae rely on adults to detoxify for them and exhibit a diminished detoxification ability...
February 1, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150179/detoxification-and-elimination-of-nicotine-by-nectar-feeding-birds
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S Lerch-Henning, E E Du Rand, S W Nicolson
Many dilute nectars consumed by bird pollinators contain secondary metabolites, potentially toxic chemicals produced by plants as defences against herbivores. Consequently, nectar-feeding birds are challenged not only by frequent water excess, but also by the toxin content of their diet. High water turnover, however, could be advantageous to nectar consumers by enabling them to excrete secondary metabolites or their transformation products more easily. We investigated how the alkaloid nicotine, naturally present in nectar of Nicotiana species, influences osmoregulation in white-bellied sunbirds Cinnyris talatala and Cape white-eyes Zosterops virens...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139681/attenuating-nicotine-reinforcement-and-relapse-by-enhancing-endogenous-brain-levels-of-kynurenic-acid-in-rats-and-squirrel-monkeys
#18
Maria E Secci, Alessia Auber, Leigh V Panlilio, Godfrey H Redhi, Eric B Thorndike, Charles W Schindler, Robert Schwarcz, Steven R Goldberg, Zuzana Justinova
Currently-available antismoking medications have limited efficacy and often fail to prevent relapse. Thus, there is a pressing need for newer, more effective treatment strategies. Recently, we demonstrated that enhancing endogenous levels of kynurenic acid (KYNA, a neuroinhibitory product of tryptophan metabolism) counteracts the rewarding effects of cannabinoids by acting as a negative allosteric modulator of α7 nicotinic receptors (α7nAChRs). Since the effects of KYNA on cannabinoid reward involve nicotinic receptors, in the present study we used rat and squirrel monkey models of reward and relapse to examine the possibility that enhancing KYNA can counteract the effects of nicotine...
January 31, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126360/effects-of-omega-3-pufa-on-immune-markers-in-adolescent-individuals-at-ultra-high-risk-for-psychosis-results-of-the-randomized-controlled-vienna-omega-3-study
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Stefan Smesny, Berko Milleit, Miriam R Schaefer, Jana Hesse, Monika Schlögelhofer, Kerstin Langbein, Uta-Christina Hipler, Maximus Berger, David R Cotter, Heinrich Sauer, Patrick D McGorry, G Paul Amminger
Alterations of immune function have been reported in ultra-high risk (UHR) for psychosis patients causing expectations in terms of predictive meaningfulness and benefits of anti-inflammatory agents. According to a RCT in UHR-patients supplementation of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) was effective in reducing transition to psychosis risk and to improve symptomatology. Based on preclinical findings, we now investigated state marker properties of and the influence of PUFA on immune markers in a RCT (clinical trials...
January 23, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112923/modular-and-stepwise-synthesis-of-a-hybrid-metal-organic-framework-for-efficient-electrocatalytic-oxygen-evolution
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Jian-Qiang Shen, Pei-Qin Liao, Dong-Dong Zhou, Chun-Ting He, Jun-Xi Wu, Wei-Xiong Zhang, Jie-Peng Zhang, Xiao-Ming Chen
The paddle-wheel type cluster Co2(RCOO)4(L(T))2 (R = substituent group, L(T) = terminal ligand), possessing unusual metal coordination geometry compared with other cobalt compounds, may display high catalytic activity but is highly unstable especially in water. Here, we show that with judicious considerations of the host/guest geometries and modular synthetic strategies, the labile dicobalt clusters can be immobilized and stabilized in a metal-organic framework (MOF) as coordinative guests. The Fe(na)4(L(T)) fragment in the MOF [{Fe3(μ3-O)(bdc)3}4{Fe(na)4(L(T))}3] (H2bdc = 1,4-benzenedicaboxylic acid, Hna = nicotinic acid) can be removed to give [{Fe3(μ3-O)(bdc)3}4] with a unique framework connectivity possessing suitable distribution of open metal sites for binding the dicobalt cluster in the form of Co2(na)4(L(T))2...
January 26, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
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