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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088623/a-novel-role-of-topical-iodine-in-skin-activation-of-the-nrf2-pathway
#1
Maya Ben-Yehuda Greenwald, Marina Frušić-Zlotkin, Yoram Soroka, Shmuel Ben-Sasson, Havazelet Bianco-Peled, Ron Kohen
For a long time iodine has been used as an active dermal agent in the treatment of inflammatory, immune-mediated and infectious diseases. Moreover, topical iodine application has been reported to provide protection against sulfur-mustard-induced skin lesions, heat-induced and acid-induced skin burns in both haired guinea-pigs and mouse ear swelling models. However, the exact mechanism of action underlying these benefits of iodine has not yet been elucidated. In the current study, a novel mechanism of action by which iodine provides skin protection and relief, based on its electrophilic nature, is suggested...
January 11, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088363/seasonal-variations-of-u-s-mortality-rates-roles-of-solar-ultraviolet-b-doses-vitamin-d-gene-exp-ression-and-infections
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REVIEW
William B Grant, Harjit Pal Bhattoa, Barbara J Boucher
Death rates in the U.S. show a pronounced seasonality. The broad seasonal variation shows about 25% higher death rates in winter than in summer with an additional few percent increase associated with the Christmas and New Year's holidays. A pronounced increase in death rates also starts in mid-September, shortly after the school year begins. The causes of death with large contributions to the observed seasonality include diseases of the circulatory system; the respiratory system; the digestive system; and endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088200/vitamin-d-status-among-the-elderly-chinese-population-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-2010-2013-china-national-nutrition-and-health-survey-cnnhs
#3
Jing Chen, Chunfeng Yun, Yuna He, Jianhua Piao, Lichen Yang, Xiaoguang Yang
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D inadequacy is common among the elderly, especially within the Asian population. The vitamin D status among healthy adults in the elderly Chinese population was evaluated. METHODS: A total of 6014 healthy adults aged 60 years or older (2948 men, 3066 women) participated in this descriptive cross-sectional analysis. Possible predictors of vitamin D inadequacy were evaluated via multiple logistic regression analyses. RESULTS: The median serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels were 61...
January 14, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088103/chemically-enzymatic-synthesis-of-photosensitive-dna
#4
Kinga Westphal, Magdalena Zdrowowicz, Agnieszka Zylicz-Stachula, Janusz Rak
The sensitizing propensity of radio-/photosensitizing nucleoside depends on DNA sequence surrounding a sensitizer. Therefore, in order to compare sensitizers with regard to their ability to induce a DNA damage one has to study the sequence dependence of damage yield. However, chemical synthesis of oligonucleotides labeled with sensitizing nucleosides is hindered due to the fact that a limited number of such nucleoside phosphoramidites are accessible. Here, we report on a chemically-enzymatic method, employing a DNA polymerase and ligase, that enables a modified nucleoside, in the form of its 5'-triphosphate, to be incorporated into DNA fragment in a pre-determined site...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077425/metastasis-suppressor-nm23-limits-oxidative-stress-in-mammals-by-preventing-activation-of-stress-activated-protein-kinases-jnks-through-its-nucleoside-diphosphate-kinase-activity
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Evelyne Peuchant, Marie-Lise Bats, Isabelle Moranvillier, Michel Lepoivre, Jérôme Guitton, Dominique Wendum, Marie-Lise Lacombe, François Moreau-Gaudry, Mathieu Boissan, Sandrine Dabernat
NME1 (nonmetastatic expressed 1) gene, which encodes nucleoside diphosphate kinase (NDPK) A [also known as nonmetastatic clone 23 (NM23)-H1 in human and NM23-M1 in mouse], is a suppressor of metastasis, but several lines of evidence-mostly from plants-also implicate it in the regulation of the oxidative stress response. Here, our aim was to investigate the physiologic relevance of NDPK A with respect to the oxidative stress response in mammals and to study its molecular basis. NME1 knockout mice died sooner, suffered greater hepatocyte injury, and had lower superoxide dismutase activity than did wild-type (WT) mice in response to paraquat-induced acute oxidative stress...
January 11, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057923/a-derivatization-enhanced-detection-strategy-in-mass-spectrometry-analysis-of-4-hydroxybenzoates-and-their-metabolites-after-keratinocytes-are-exposed-to-uv-radiation
#6
Yi-Hsuan Lee, Ying-Chi Lin, Chia-Hsien Feng, Wei-Lung Tseng, Chi-Yu Lu
4-Hydroxybenzoate is a phenolic derivative of alkyl benzoates and is a widely used preservative in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. The presence of 4-hydroxybenzoates in the human body may result from the use of pharmaceutical and personal care products. These compounds are also known to exhibit estrogenic and genotoxic activities. The potential adverse effects of these compounds include endocrine disruption, oxidative and DNA damage, contact dermatitis, and allergic reactions. This study used two mass spectrometry methods that are applicable when using a derivatization-enhanced detection strategy (DEDS) to screen 4-hydroxybenzoates and their metabolites...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056806/suppression-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-by-ultraviolet-light-is-not-mediated-by-isomerization-of-urocanic-acid
#7
Amy A Irving, Steven J Marling, Lori A Plum, Hector F DeLuca
BACKGROUND: Ultraviolet B irradiation confers strong resistance against experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, a model of multiple sclerosis. This protection by ultraviolet B is independent of vitamin D production but causes isomerization of urocanic acid, a naturally occurring immunosuppressant. METHODS: To determine whether UCA isomerization from trans to cis is responsible for the protection against experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis afforded by ultraviolet B, trans- or cis-urocanic acid was administered to animals and their disease progression was monitored...
January 5, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049025/correction-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-using-sublingually-administered-vitamin-d2-in-a-crohn-s-disease-patient-with-mal-absorption-and-a-new-ileostomy
#8
REVIEW
Patrick McCullough, Robert Heaney
Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to be associated with many adverse health problems. Studies have shown that patients with Crohn's disease who have low vitamin D levels have a poorer quality of life than those with more adequate levels. It has also been shown that patients with mal-absorption problems have a difficult time achieving normal vitamin D levels in spite of aggressive supplementation, and that exposure to UVB radiation may be the most effective treatment option for these patients. We present a case in which 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were normalized within 2 weeks in a severely vitamin D deficient patient with Crohn's disease with mal-absorption and a new ileostomy, utilizing sublingually administered vitamin D2...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039861/uvb-generated-microvesicle-particles-a-novel-pathway-by-which-a-skin-specific-stimulus-could-exert-systemic-effects
#9
Katherine Fahy, Langni Liu, Christine M Rapp, Christina Borchers, Ji C Bihl, Yanfang Chen, Richard Simman, Jeffrey B Travers
Ultraviolet B radiation (UVB) exerts profound effects on human skin. Much is known regarding the ability of UVB to generate a plethora of bioactive agents ranging from cytokines and other bioactive proteins, lipid mediators and micro-RNAs. It is presumed that these agents are in large part responsible for the effects of UVB, which only is absorbed appreciably in the epidermis. However, the exact mechanism by which these bioactive agents can leave the epidermis are as yet unclear. This review addresses the potential role of microvesicle particles (MVP) as UVB signaling agents through transmitting biologic mediators...
December 31, 2016: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039793/lippia-graveolens-photochemopreventive-effect-against-uvb-radiation-induced-skin-carcinogenesis
#10
A M García-Bores, A M Espinosa-González, A Reyna-Campos, S Cruz-Toscano, J C Benítez-Flores, C T Hernández-Delgado, S Flores-Maya, M Urzúa-Meza, I Peñalosa-Castro, C L Céspedes-Acuña, J G Avila-Acevedo
Lippia graveolens HBK (Mexican oregano) is a species that is regularly used as a condiment in Mexican cuisine. In traditional medicine, it is used for the treatment of respiratory and digestive illnesses, headaches, rheumatism and inflammation-related disorders. The main chemical components reported in this species include the following: terpenoids, iridoids and flavonoids. The aim of this study was to determine the potential photochemopreventive effect of the methanolic extract of Lippia graveolens (MELG) against ultraviolet B (UVB)-induced skin cancer in SKH-1 mice...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039787/topical-antiedematogenic-and-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-scutia-buxifolia-reissek-gel-and-stability-study
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Aline Augusti Boligon, Laís da Rosa Moreira, Mariana Piana, Marli Matiko Anraku de Campos, Sara Marchesan Oliveira
Scutia buxifolia Reissek (Rhamnaceae), popularly known in Brazil as "coronilha", is a plant species used in folk medicine for several disorders, including inflammation. However, no studies have been done with this species to confirm its topical anti-inflammatory action. In this study we evaluate the topical antiedematogenic and anti-inflammatory effects of the gel containing crude extract (CE) and the gel containing ethyl acetate (EtOAc) fraction of S. buxifolia on croton oil or UVB radiation-induced ear edema in mice, and perform gel stability study...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035958/a-multifunctional-and-possible-skin-uv-protectant-3r-5-hydroxymellein-produced-by-an-endolichenic-fungus-isolated-from-parmotrema-austrosinense
#12
Lu Zhao, Jin-Cheol Kim, Man-Jeong Paik, Wonjae Lee, Jae-Seoun Hur
Lichens are considered a great bio-resource because they produce large numbers of secondary metabolites with many biological activities; however, they have not been cultivated under artificial conditions to date. As a result, lichen substances from natural sources are limited and have not been widely utilized in commercial applications. Accordingly, interest in lichen-associated fungi, especially endogenic fungi, has increased. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight is harmful to human health, resulting in demand for effective UV filtering agents for use in sunscreen...
December 26, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034822/induced-oxidative-stress-management-in-wounds-through-phenolic-acids-engineered-fibrous-protein-an-in-vitro-assessment-using-polymorphonuclear-pmn-cells
#13
T Thiruselvi, S Thirupathi Kumara Raja, S K Shanuja, S Iswarya, A Gnanamani
The present study explores the preparation, characterization and the role of phenolic acid tethered fibrous protein in the management of induced oxidative stress studied under in vitro conditions. In brief, the biomaterial is prepared by engineering the fibrous protein with dihydroxy and trihydroxy phenolic acid moieties and subjected to characterization to ensure the tethering. The resultant biomaterial studied for its efficacy as a free radical scavenger using polymorphonuclear (PMN) cells with induced oxidative stress and also as an agent for cell migration using fibroblasts cells...
December 26, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034807/increased-permeability-of-reconstructed-human-epidermis-from-uvb-irradiated-keratinocytes
#14
Lilian Julia Löwenau, Christian Zoschke, Robert Brodwolf, Pierre Volz, Christian Hausmann, Suvara Wattanapitayakul, Alexander Boreham, Ulrike Alexiev, Monika Schäfer-Korting
Extrinsic (photo) aging accelerates chronologically aging in the skin due to cumulative UV irradiation. Despite recent insights into the molecular mechanisms of fibroblast aging, age-related changes of the skin barrier function have been understudied. In contrast, the constantly increasing subpopulation of aged patients causes a clinical need for effective and safe (dermatological) treatment. Herein, we reconstructed human epidermis from UVB-irradiated keratinocytes (UVB-RHE). UVB-irradiated keratinocytes show higher activity of senescence associated β-galactosidase, less cell proliferation, and reduced viability...
December 27, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012936/results-of-daily-oral-dosing-with-up-to-60-000-international-units-iu-of-vitamin-d3-for-2-to-6-years-in-3-adult-males
#15
REVIEW
Patrick McCullough, Jeffrey Amend
In the 1930's and 1940's, vitamin D was reported to be an effective treatment for a number of diseases, including asthma, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, rickets and tuberculosis. High doses were used, 60,000 to 300,000 IU a day for asthma, and 200,000 to 600,000 IU a day for rheumatoid arthritis. Toxicity from hypercalcemia occurred after prolonged oral dosing with these supraphysiologic doses. Assays for measuring vitamin D in the blood were not available, and blood levels of vitamin D associated with hypercalcemia were unknown...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002720/optimization-of-fipronil-degradation-by-heterogeneous-photocatalysis-identification-of-transformation-products-and-toxicity-assessment
#16
Oswaldo Gomes Júnior, Waldomiro Borges Neto, Antonio E H Machado, Daniela Daniel, Alam G Trovó
In this work it was studied the degradation of the insecticide fipronil (FIP) by heterogeneous photocatalysis induced by TiO2 P25. Using chemometric methods (Factorial Design and Response Surface Methodology), it was possible to evaluate the role of interaction between pH of the reaction medium, the reaction time and concentration of TiO2, optimizing the conditions for degradation using artificial radiation. Under the optimized conditions (79.4 mg L(-1) TiO2 and 66.3 min of reaction time for 1.1 mg L(-1) of FIP, at pH 5...
December 13, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002333/impact-of-blue-light-filtering-intraocular-lens-implantation-on-the-quality-of-sleep-in-patients-after-cataract-surgery
#17
Xue Feng, Ke Xu, Yansheng Hao, Hong Qi
BACKGROUND: There are 2 main types of intraocular lens (IOL) currently implanted in patients after cataract surgery. Till now, we do not know exactly what the effect of intraocular lens implantation will be on the quality of sleep after cataract surgery. METHODS: The binocular BF-IOL (BF-IOL Groups) and UVB-IOL (UVB-IOL Groups) implantations were performed in 60 and 59 cataract patients, respectively. Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) questionnaires were administered to evaluate the quality of sleep in patients preoperatively, 1 month (1 m) and 12 months (12 m) postoperatively...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001346/analgesic-microneedle-patch-for-neuropathic-pain-therapy
#18
Xi Xie, Conrado Pascual, Christopher Lieu, Seajin Oh, Ji Wang, Bende Zou, Julian Xie, Zhaohui Li, James Xie, David C Yeomans, Mei X Wu, Xinmin Simon Xie
Neuropathic pain caused by nerve injury is debilitating and difficult to treat. Current systemic pharmacological therapeutics for neuropathic pain produce limited pain relief and have undesirable side effects, while current local anesthetics tend to nonspecifically block both sensory and motor functions. Calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP), a neuropeptide released from sensory nerve endings, appears to play a significant role in chronic neuropathic pain. In this study, an analgesic microneedle (AMN) patch was developed using dissolvable microneedles to transdermally deliver selective CGRP antagonist peptide in a painless manner for the treatment of localized neuropathic pain...
December 27, 2016: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995834/environmental-and-genetic-factors-influence-the-vitamin-d-content-of-cows-milk
#19
R R Weir, J J Strain, M Johnston, C Lowis, A M Fearon, S Stewart, L K Pourshahidi
Vitamin D is obtained by cattle from the diet and from skin production via UVB exposure from sunlight. The vitamin D status of the cow impacts the vitamin D content of the milk produced, much like human breast milk, with seasonal variation in the vitamin D content of milk well documented. Factors such as changes in husbandry practices therefore have the potential to impact the vitamin D content of milk. For example, a shift to year-round housing from traditional practices of cattle being out to graze during the summer months and housed during the winter only, minimises exposure to the sun and has been shown to negatively influence the vitamin D content of the milk produced...
December 20, 2016: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995657/protective-effects-of-aloe-sterols-against-uvb-induced-photoaging-in-hairless-mice
#20
Eriko Misawa, Miyuki Tanaka, Marie Saito, Kazumi Nabeshima, Ruiqing Yao, Kouji Yamauchi, Fumiaki Abe, Yuki Yamamoto, Fukumi Furukawa
BACKGROUND: Aloe vera is a traditional medical plant whose gel has been widely used in skin care. Previously, we have identified Aloe sterols from Aloe vera as active ingredients. The present study investigated the protective effects of Aloe sterols without polysaccharides, against ultraviolet B (UVB)-induced skin photoaging in mice using Aloe vera gel extract (AVGE) obtained by supercritical fluid extraction. METHODS: AVGE was supplemented in the diet (12 or 120 ppm) and HR-1 hairless mice were exposed to UVB irradiation for 7 weeks...
December 20, 2016: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
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