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Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide

Zhonglin Mou
The pyridine nucleotides nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) and NAD phosphate (NADP) are coenzymes that function in both metabolic reactions and intracellular signaling. Emerging evidence from animal research indicates that NAD(P) also acts in the extracellular space (ECS). We have shown in the model plant Arabidopsis that (1) exogenous NAD(P) induces immune responses, (2) pathogen infection causes leakage of intracellular NAD(P) into the extracellular fluid at concentrations sufficient to induce immune responses, and (3) removal of extracellular NAD(P) [eNAD(P)] by expressing the human NAD(P)-metabolizing ectoenzyme CD38 partially compromises systemic acquired resistance...
October 16, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
Yan Xuan, Qiao Shi, Guo-Jing Liu, Qing-Xian Luan, Yu Cai
BACKGROUND: The periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) has been proven to accelerate the development of atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E (ApoE)-deficient mice. In this study, we used an ApoE knockout (ApoE-/-) mouse model with chronic intravenous infection with P. gingivalis to investigate the possible mechanisms of P. gingivalis-induced atherosclerosis. METHODS: Eight-week-old ApoE-/- mice were randomly assigned to two groups: (a) ApoE-/- + PBS (n = 8); (b) ApoE-/- + P...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
Shibo Sun, Fang Xie, Xiaoping Xu, Qing Cai, Qifan Zhang, Zhonglin Cui, Yujian Zheng, Jie Zhou
Liver regeneration has important clinical importance in the setting of partial hepatectomy (PH). Following PH, quiescent hepatocytes can reenter cell cycle to restore liver mass. Hepatocyte cell cycle progression, as the basic motivations of liver regeneration, can be disrupted by multiple pathological factors such as oxidative stress. This study aimed to evaluate the role of advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) in S-phase arrest in hepatocytes. Serum AOPP level were measured during the perioperative period of PH in 33 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
October 6, 2017: Redox Biology
Miklos Szokol, Daniel Priksz, Mariann Bombicz, Balazs Varga, Arpad Kovacs, Gabor Aron Fulop, Tamas Csipo, Aniko Posa, Attila Toth, Zoltan Papp, Zoltan Szilvassy, Bela Juhasz
The present investigation evaluates the cardiovascular effects of the anorexigenic mediator alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH), in a rat model of type 2 diabetes. Osmotic mini pumps delivering MSH or vehicle, for 6 weeks, were surgically implanted in Zucker Diabetic Fatty (ZDF) rats. Serum parameters, blood pressure, and weight gain were monitored along with oral glucose tolerance (OGTT). Echocardiography was conducted and, following sacrifice, the effects of treatment on ischemia/reperfusion cardiac injury were assessed using the isolated working heart method...
October 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Hiroshi Yao, Tetsuro Ago, Takanari Kitazono, Toru Nabika
Several experimental studies have indicated that nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidases (Nox) exert detrimental effects on ischemic brain tissue; Nox-knockout mice generally exhibit resistance to damage due to experimental stroke following middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Furthermore, our previous MCAO study indicated that infarct size and blood-brain barrier breakdown are enhanced in mice with pericyte-specific overexpression of Nox4, relative to levels observed in controls. However, it remains unclear whether Nox affects the stroke outcome directly by increasing oxidative stress at the site of ischemia, or indirectly by modifying physiological variables such as blood pressure or cerebral blood flow (CBF)...
October 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Roxane Labrosse, Jane Abou-Diab, Annaliesse Blincoe, Guilhem Cros, Thuy Mai Luu, Colette Deslandres, Martha Dirks, Laura Fazilleau, Philippe Ovetchkine, Pierre Teira, Françoise LeDeist, Isabel Fernandez, Fabien Touzot, Helene Decaluwe, Ugur Halac, Elie Haddad
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a rare primary immune deficiency caused by mutations in genes coding for components of the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase, characterized by severe and recurrent bacterial and fungal infections, together with inflammatory complications. Dysregulation of inflammatory responses are often present in this disease and may lead to granulomatous lesions, most often affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) and urinary tracts. Treatment of inflammatory complications usually includes corticosteroids, whereas antimicrobial prophylaxis is used for infection prevention...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
Arang Kim, Wooje Lee, Jung-Mi Yun
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Chronic hyperglycemia induces oxidative stress via accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and contributes to diabetic complications. Hyperglycemia induces mitochondrial superoxide anion production through the increased activity of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase. This study aimed to determine whether fisetin and luteolin treatments suppress the oxidative stress by modulating the expression of sirtuins (SIRTs) and forkhead box O3a (FOXO3a) under hyperglycemic conditions in human monocytes...
October 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
Maciej Andrzej Popenda, Hanna Izabela Stawska, Leszek Mateusz Mazur, Konrad Jakubowski, Alexey Kosolapov, Anton Kolyadin, Elżbieta Bereś-Pawlik
In this paper, an application of negative curvature hollow core fiber (NCHCF) in an all-fiber, multiphoton fluorescence sensor setup is presented. The dispersion parameter (D) of this fiber does not exceed the value of 5 ps/nm × km across the optical spectrum of (680-750) nm, making it well suited for the purpose of multiphoton excitation of biological fluorophores. Employing 1.5 m of this fiber in a simple, all-fiber sensor setup allows us to perform multiphoton experiments without any dispersion compensation methods...
October 6, 2017: Sensors
Joanne Li, Andrew J Bower, Zane Arp, Eric J Olson, Claire Holland, Eric J Chaney, Marina Marjanovic, Paritosh Pande, Aneesh Alex, Stephen A Boppart
Impaired skin wound healing is a significant co-morbid condition of diabetes that is caused by poor microcirculation, among other factors. Studies have shown that angiogenesis, a critical step in the wound healing process in diabetic wounds, can be promoted under hypoxia. In this study, an angiogenesis-promoting topical treatment for diabetic wounds, which promotes angiogenesis by mimicking a hypoxic environment via inhibition of prolyl hydroxylase resulting in elevation or maintenance of hypoxia inducible factor (HIF), was investigated utilizing a custom-built multimodal microscopy system equipped with phase-variance optical coherence tomography (PV-OCT) and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM)...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
Yuko Nakamura, Zhenhua Shen, Toshiko Harada, Tadanobu Nagaya, Kazuhide Sato, Shuhei Okuyama, Fusa Ogata, Peter L Choyke, Robin L McCarley, Hisataka Kobayashi
Near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent probes are ideal for in vivo imaging, because they offer deeper tissue penetration by the light and lower background autofluorescence than fluorophores that emit in the visible range. Q3STCy is a newly synthesized, NIR light-emitting probe that is activated by an enzyme commonly overexpressed in tumor cells, human nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (phosphate): quinone oxidoreductase isozyme 1, known as hNQO1 or DT-diaphorase. The purpose of this study is to compare the sensitivity of detecting peritoneal ovarian cancer metastasis (POCM) with Q3STCy and gGlu-HMRG, a green fluorescent probe, upon their surface application...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
Melanie Penke, Susanne Schuster, Theresa Gorski, Rolf Gebhardt, Wieland Kiess, Antje Garten
BACKGROUND: Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) levels are crucial for liver function. The saturated fatty acid palmitate and the unsaturated fatty acid oleate are the main free fatty acids in adipose tissue and human diet. We asked how these fatty acids affect cell survival, NAMPT and NAD levels in HepG2 cells and primary human hepatocytes. METHODS: HepG2 cells were stimulated with palmitate (0.5mM), oleate (1mM) or a combination of both (0...
October 3, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
Federico Salomone, Ignazio Barbagallo, Justyna Godos, Vincenzo Lembo, Walter Currenti, Diana Cinà, Roberto Avola, Nicolantonio D'Orazio, Filomena Morisco, Fabio Galvano, Giovanni Li Volti
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD⁺) homeostasis is emerging as a key player in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and is tightly linked to the SIRT1/5'-AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) pathway. Silibinin, the main component of silymarin, has been proposed as a nutraceutical for the treatment of NAFLD. In this study, we aimed to identify whether silibinin may influence the NAD⁺/SIRT1 axis. To this end, C57BL/6 mice were fed a high fat diet (HFD) for 16 weeks, and were treated with silibinin or vehicle during the last 8 weeks...
September 30, 2017: Nutrients
Yoshihiko Nakatani, Aya Kobe, Megumi Kuriya, Yoko Hiroki, Tadahiro Yahagi, Iwao Sakakibara, Keiichi Matsuzaki, Taku Amano
Glycyrrhiza (the roots and rhizomes of licorice) has been used worldwide as both an herbal nutraceutical and herbal medicine. In addition, it is well known that Glycyrrhiza contains various compounds with biological effects, such as anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, immunoregulatory, anti-tumor and neuroprotective effects. Among the various compounds in Glycyrrhiza, the active compounds that show biological activity are thought to include glycyrrhizin, glycyrrhetinic acid, glabridin, licochalcones and liquiritin...
September 29, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
Silvana Carnevale, Jorge Bruno Malandrini, María Laura Pantano, Claudia Cecilia Soria, Rosângela Rodrigues-Silva, José Roberto Machado-Silva, Jorge Néstor Velásquez, Laura Kamenetzky
Fasciola hepatica is a trematode showing genetic variation among isolates from different regions of the world. The objective of this work was to characterize for the first time F. hepatica isolates circulating in different regions of Argentina. Twenty-two adult flukes were collected from naturally infected bovine livers in different areas from Argentina and used for DNA extraction. We carried out PCR amplification and sequence analysis of the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1), mitochondrial nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide dehydrogenase subunits 4 and 5 (nad4 and nad5) and mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (cox1) genes as genetic markers...
October 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
Simin Zhou, Lanlan Dong, Peng Deng, Yan Jia, Qunhua Bai, Jieying Gao, Hong Xiao
In order to remediate the metal-contaminated soil and water ecosystems with microorganisms, an engineered strain, which contained the chromate reductase ChrT gene from Serratia sp. S2, was studied in detail for its Cr (VI) reduction efficiency, optimal culture condition and chromate reductase activity. Results demonstrated that the engineered strain had a high Cr (VI) reduction rate of up to 40% at a concentration of 50 mg/l after being cultured for 48 h. Additionally, the optimal culture conditions were pH 7...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Adam J Wilson, Eleanor K Gill, Rawan A Abudalo, Kevin S Edgar, Chris J Watson, David J Grieve
Despite being first described 45 years ago, the existence of a distinct diabetic cardiomyopathy remains controversial. Nonetheless, it is widely accepted that the diabetic heart undergoes characteristic structural and functional changes in the absence of ischaemia and hypertension, which are independently linked to heart failure progression and are likely to underlie enhanced susceptibility to stress. A prominent feature is marked collagen accumulation linked with inflammation and extensive extracellular matrix changes, which appears to be the main factor underlying cardiac stiffness and subclinical diastolic dysfunction, estimated to occur in as many as 75% of optimally controlled diabetics...
September 27, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
Lingling Ou, Xin Li, Baihong Chen, Zhenhuang Ge, Junyi Zhang, Ye Zhang, Gaotai Cai, Zhen Li, Ping Wang, Wenqi Dong
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory vascular disease characterized by lipid accumulation and endothelial dysfunction. Cytoglobin has been shown to exert protective effects under oxidative stress conditions. The aim of this study was to determine whether recombinant human cytoglobin (rhCYGB) has protective effects against atherosclerosis. We intraperitoneally injected rhCYGB (0, 4, or 7 mg/kg BW) into the atherosclerotic rats daily for 60 days. The rhCYGB injections reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and increased high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in a dose-dependent manner, rhCYGB (7 mg/kg) significantly attenuated atherosclerosis...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Jin-Hee Han, Sung-Eun Kim, Il-Gyu Ko, Jayoung Kim, Khae Hawn Kim
PURPOSE: The functions of the lower urinary tract (LUT), such as voiding and storing urine, are dependent on complex central neural networks located in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral ganglia. Thus, the functions of the LUT are susceptible to various neurologic disorders including spinal cord injury (SCI). SCI at the cervical or thoracic levels disrupts voluntary control of voiding and the normal reflex pathways coordinating bladder and sphincter functions. In this context, it is noteworthy that α1-adrenoceptor blockers have been reported to relieve voiding symptoms and storage symptoms in elderly men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)...
September 2017: International Neurourology Journal
Eun-Mi Kim, Phil-Sun Oh, Hwan-Jeong Jeong, Seok Tae Lim, Myung-Hee Sohn
This study describes the synthesis of highly water-soluble, non-toxic, and biocompatible nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD)/glucosamine (=Nga1Fh) and NAD/glucosamine/gluconic acid coated ferrihydrite nanoparticles (=Nga2Fh) and their possible uses to target tumors in living animals via (99m) Tc and (125) I radioisotope labeling. The structural properties were investigated using DLS, zeta potential, TEM, FT-IR, XRD, and Raman spectroscopy. The cell toxicity in CT26 cancer cells and in vivo tumor targetability in U87MG and CT26 tumor bearing mice was further evaluated using cRGDyK- and cRGDfK- tagged ferrihydrite nanoparticles...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
Xiaofei Wang, Haiyan Han, Zhihui Lv, Zhiwei Lin, Yongpeng Shang, Tao Xu, Yang Wu, Ying Zhang, Di Qu
PhoU, a conserved protein that has been proposed to coordinate phosphate import, is a negative regulator of drug tolerance in most bacteria. In Staphylococcus epidermidis, the role of PhoU in biofilm formation and drug tolerance has not yet been investigated. Two PhoU homologs in the genome of S. epidermidis have been identified by the presence of the conserved motif [(E(D)XXXD] of PhoU. We separately constructed ΔphoU1 and ΔphoU2 of S. epidermidis 1457 strain. The ΔphoU2 displayed growth retardation, weakened biofilm formation capacity, higher sensitivity to H2O2 and reduced tolerance to multiple antibiotics...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
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