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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803208/n-glucuronidation-catalyzed-by-ugt1a4-and-ugt2b10-in-human-liver-microsomes-assay-optimization-and-substrate-identification
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Danyi Lu, Qian Xie, Baojian Wu
N-glucuronidation is an important pathway for metabolism and disposition of tertiary amines in humans. This reaction is mainly catalyzed by the enzymes UGT1A4 and UGT2B10. However, the metabolic patterns of UGT1A4- and UGT2B10-mediated N-glucuronidation are not fully clear. In this study, we first optimized in vitro reaction conditions for N-glucuronidation by using specific substrates (i.e., trifluoperazine for UGT1A4, cotinine and amitriptyline for UGT2B10). Furthermore, we found that hepatic N-glucuronidation showed significant species differences...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801714/parthenolide-attenuates-7-12-dimethylbenz-a-anthracene-induced-hamster-buccal-pouch-carcinogenesis
#2
Nagarethinam Baskaran, Govindan Sadasivam Selvam, Subramani Yuvaraj, Albert Abhishek
Over the decades, the survival rates for oral cancer have not improved despite development in novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. Therefore, the present study is aimed at investigating the chemopreventive potential of parthenolide in DMBA-induced hamster buccal pouch carcinogenesis. The hamsters were divided into 4 groups (n = 6/group). Group I was treated as control. Groups II and III were painted with a solution of 0.5% DMBA three times per week for 14 weeks on the left buccal pouches. In addition, group III were orally administrated with parthenolide 2 mg/kg b...
August 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800471/microplastic-ingestion-by-mullus-surmuletus-linnaeus-1758-fish-and-its-potential-for-causing-oxidative-stress
#3
C Alomar, A Sureda, X Capó, B Guijarro, S Tejada, S Deudero
A total of 417 striped red mullet, Mullus surmuletus, were analyzed to study microplastic ingestion and livers of fish were assessed to study effects of microplastics. Nearly one third (27.30%) of the individuals were quantified to ingest microplastics although there was no evidence of oxidative stress or cellular damage in the liver of fish which had ingested microplastics. A small increase in the activity of glutathione S-transferase (GST) of M. surmuletus was detected which could be suggesting an induction of the detoxification systems but these findings should be tested in laboratory conditions under a controlled diet and known concentration of microplastics...
August 8, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789631/efficacy-of-glutathione-for-the-treatment-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-an-open-label-single-arm-multicenter-pilot-study
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Yasushi Honda, Takaomi Kessoku, Yoshio Sumida, Takashi Kobayashi, Takayuki Kato, Yuji Ogawa, Wataru Tomeno, Kento Imajo, Koji Fujita, Masato Yoneda, Koshi Kataoka, Masataka Taguri, Takeharu Yamanaka, Yuya Seko, Saiyu Tanaka, Satoru Saito, Masafumi Ono, Satoshi Oeda, Yuichiro Eguchi, Wataru Aoi, Kenji Sato, Yoshito Itoh, Atsushi Nakajima
BACKGROUND: Glutathione plays crucial roles in the detoxification and antioxidant systems of cells and has been used to treat acute poisoning and chronic liver diseases by intravenous injection. This is a first study examining the therapeutic effects of oral administration of glutathione in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: The study was an open label, single arm, multicenter, pilot trial. Thirty-four NAFLD patients diagnosed using ultrasonography were prospectively evaluated...
August 8, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780474/protective-effect-of-p-coumaric-acid-against-1-2-dimethylhydrazine-induced-colonic-preneoplastic-lesions-in-experimental-rats
#5
Sharada H Sharma, David Raj Chellappan, Prabu Chinnaswamy, Sangeetha Nagarajan
Oxidative stress and gut microbial enzymes are intricately linked to the onset of colon carcinogenesis. Phytochemicals that modulate these two factors hold promise for the development of such agents as anticancer drugs. The present study evaluates the chemopreventive potential of p-coumaric acid (p-CA) - a phenolic acid in rats challenged with the colon specific procarcinogen DMH (1,2 di-methyl hydrazine). Rats were randomized into six groups (n=7/group). Group 1 (control); Group 2 (p-CA 200mg/kg b.w.); Group 3 (DMH 40mg/kg b...
August 3, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771929/comparative-itraq-based-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-pelteobagrus-vachelli-liver-against-acute-hypoxia-implications-in-metabolic-responses
#6
Guosong Zhang, Jiajia Zhang, Xin Wen, Cheng Zhao, Hongye Zhang, Xinru Li, Shaowu Yin
More and more frequently these days, aquatic ecosystems are being stressed by nutrient enrichment, pollutants, and global warming, leading to a serious depletion in oxygen concentrations. Although a sudden, significant lack of oxygen will result in mortality, fishes can have an acute behaviour (e.g., an increase in breathing rate, reduction in swimming frequency) and physiology responses (e.g., increase in oxygen delivery, and reduction in oxygen consumption) to hypoxia, which allows them to maintain normal physical activity...
August 3, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760433/branched-chain-amino-acid-supplementation-in-treatment-of-liver-cirrhosis-updated-views-on-how-to-attenuate-their-harmful-effects-on-cataplerosis-and-ammonia-formation
#7
REVIEW
Milan Holeček
Branched-chain amino acid (BCAA; valine, leucine, and isoleucine) supplementation is common for patients with liver cirrhosis due to decreased levels of BCAA in the blood plasma of these patients, which plays a role in pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy and cachexia. The unique pharmacologic properties of BCAA also are a factor for use as supplementation in this population. In the present article, BCAA is shown to provide nitrogen to alpha-ketoglutarate (α-KG) for synthesis of glutamate, which is a substrate for ammonia detoxification to glutamine (GLN) in the brain and muscles...
September 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757411/increased-ophthalmic-acid-production-is-supported-by-amino-acid-catabolism-under-fasting-conditions-in-mice
#8
Sho Kobayashi, Jaeyong Lee, Toshifumi Takao, Junichi Fujii
Glutathione (GSH) plays pivotal roles in antioxidation and detoxification. The transsulfuration pathway, in conjunction with methionine metabolism, produces equimolar amounts of cysteine (Cys) and 2-oxobutyric acid (2OB). The resulting 2OB is then converted into 2-aminobutyric acid (2AB) by a transaminase and is utilized as a substitute for Cys by the GSH-synthesizing machinery to produce ophthalmic acid (OPT). By establishing a method for simultaneously measuring Cys, GSH, and OPT by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, we found that fasting causes an elevation in OPT levels in the liver and blood plasma, even though the levels of Cys and GSH are decreased...
July 28, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756207/pregnane-x-receptor-pxr-deficiency-improves-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-via-induction-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-15-fgf15-expression
#9
Li-Yang Zhao, Jia-Yi Xu, Zhe Shi, Neal A Englert, Shu-Yun Zhang
Obesity has become a significant global health problem, and is a high risk factor for a variety of metabolic diseases. Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 15 plays an important role in the regulation of metabolism. Xenobiotic-sensing nuclear receptors pregnane X receptor (PXR/NR1I2) and constitutive androstane receptor (CAR/NR1I3) play important roles in xenobiotic detoxification and metabolism, and also are involved in the regulation of energy metabolism. However, the effects that PXR and CAR have on the regulation of FGF15 are unknown...
July 26, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755972/anoectochilus-roxburghii-a-review-of-its-phytochemistry-pharmacology-and-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Shenyi Ye, Qingsong Shao, Ailian Zhang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Anoectochilus roxburghii (Orchidaceae), also known as Jinxianlian (Simplified Chinese: ) and Jinxianlan (Simplified Chinese: ), is valued in many Asian countries, where this plant species is used for medicinal, culinary, and ornamental purposes. As a food, A. roxburghii is widely used as a treatment booster and medicine because of its various beneficial properties; these include, most notably, the curative effects of heat dissipation and cooling of blood, elimination of dampness, detoxification, and immunity enhancement...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755318/characterization-of-the-biodegradation-bioremediation-and-detoxification-capacity-of-a-bacterial-consortium-able-to-degrade-the-fungicide-thiabendazole
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Chiara Perruchon, Anastasios Pantoleon, Dimitrios Veroutis, Sara Gallego-Blanco, F Martin-Laurent, Kalliopi Liadaki, Dimitrios G Karpouzas
Thiabendazole (TBZ) is a persistent fungicide used in the post-harvest treatment of fruits. Its application results in the production of contaminated effluents which should be treated before their environmental discharge. In the absence of efficient treatment methods in place, biological systems based on microbial inocula with specialized degrading capacities against TBZ could be a feasible treatment approach. Only recently the first bacterial consortium able to rapidly transform TBZ was isolated. This study aimed to characterize its biodegradation, bioremediation and detoxification potential...
July 28, 2017: Biodegradation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744654/metabolic-restructuring-in-the-liver-under-conditions-of-endogenous-intoxication
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A P Vlasov, O V Kamkina, V A Trofimov, T I Vlasova, S V Abramova, V A Bolotskikh
Significant metabolic alterations in the liver were observed in dogs with modeled acute peritonitis. These changes significantly impaired detoxification function of the liver, which was seen from the increase in the titer of toxic products in the early post-surgery period not only in the lymph, but also in the blood plasma. The key pathogenic mechanism leading to acute liver failure is destabilization of cell membrane resulting from LPO, phospholipase activity, and tissue hypoxia. Activation of LPO and increase in phospholipase activity in the liver tissues were observed within 12 h after peritonitis modeling...
July 26, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712299/evaluation-of-efficacy-and-toxicity-of-exfoliated-silicate-nanoclays-as-a-feed-additive-for-fumonisin-detoxification
#13
Chiao-Wei Yuan, Jie-Ting Huang, Ching-Chin Chen, Pin-Chi Tang, Jenn-Wen Huang, Jiang-Jen Lin, San-Yuan Huang, Shuen-Ei Chen
The efficacy of nanosilicate clay platelets (NSCP), exfoliated silicates from natural montmorillonites, as a feed additive for ameliorating fumonisin B1 (FB1) toxicosis was evaluated. Toxicological mechanisms by NSCP were examined through proteomic and biochemical analyses. Dietary supplementation with NSCP at a low level of 40 mg/kg of feed improved growth performances in chickens with respect to FB1 toxicosis. Other issues of ameliorated symptoms including serum and/or hepatic aspartate aminotransferase activity, oxidative stress indicators, and sphinganine/sphingosine ratio, a hallmark of FB1 toxicosis, were considered...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702654/direct-and-indirect-measurements-of-enhanced-phenolic-bioavailability-from-litchi-pericarp-procyanidins-by-lactobacillus-casei-01
#14
Shuyi Li, Xiaopeng Li, Avi Shpigelman, Jose M Lorenzo, Domenico Montesano, Francisco J Barba
Litchi pericarp procyanidins (LPP) are dietary supplements with high antioxidant activity, but poor oral bioavailability and efficacy. Lactobacillus casei (L. casei-01) can transform flavan-3-ols from litchi pericarp and increase their antioxidant ability; thus, L. casei-01 with LPP was administered to rats for four and eight weeks to study the effect of such a combination on metabolic parameters and on phase II metabolism and detoxification pathways in the liver as an indirect measure for phenolic bioavailability...
July 12, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689713/antioxidant-defense-system-and-oxidative-status-in-antarctic-fishes-the-sluggish-rockcod-notothenia-coriiceps-versus-the-active-marbled-notothen-notothenia-rossii
#15
Roberta Daniele Klein, Carlos Eduardo Rosa, Elton Pinto Colares, Ricardo Berteaux Robaldo, Pablo Elias Martinez, Adalto Bianchini
Adaptive responses of antioxidant defense systems (ADS) to changes in increased levels of activity are critical, especially in Antarctic fishes. The benthopelagic marbled notothen (Notothenia rossii) shows higher spontaneous activity than the benthonic and sluggish rockcod (N. coriiceps). Therefore, we hypothesize that species-related responses of ADS would occur to counteract different rates of reactive oxygen species formation in these two Antarctic fish. Here we evaluated ADS and oxidative damage in tissues (brain, gills, liver and white muscle) of the two Antarctic fish...
August 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687488/rescuing-fluoride-induced-damages-in-liver-with-gamma-aminobutyric-acid
#16
Haoyue Yang, Ronge Xing, Song Liu, Huahua Yu, Pengcheng Li
Fluorine poisoning affects human health all over the world and an urgent task is to develop alleviative medicine to recover or ameliorate the damages to the body. Here we studied the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a liver protector reported previously, on fluoride-induced damage in the mouse liver. Through microscope imaging of the liver tissue, TUNEL immunostaining, real-time RT-PCR, enzyme immunoassay and colorimetric method, we found that GABA supplementation prevented the metabolic toxicity caused by fluoride treatment in mice...
July 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683350/the-metabolic-effects-of-diuron-in-the-rat-liver
#17
Mellina da Silva Simões, Lívia Bracht, Angela Valderrama Parizotto, Jurandir Fernando Comar, Rosane Marina Peralta, Adelar Bracht
A systematic study on the effects of diuron on the hepatic metabolism was conducted with emphasis on parameters linked to energy metabolism. The experimental system was the isolated perfused rat liver. The results demonstrate that diuron inhibited biosynthesis (gluconeogenesis) and ammonia detoxification, which are dependent of ATP generated within the mitochondria. Conversely, it stimulated glycolysis and fructolysis, which are compensatory phenomena for an inhibited mitochondrial ATP generation. Furthermore, diuron diminished the cellular ATP content under conditions where the mitochondrial respiratory chain was the only source of this compound...
June 27, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683186/enzyme-induced-matrix-softening-regulates-hepatocarcinoma-cancer-cell-phenotypes
#18
Youyun Liang, Nicholas Edwin Clay, Kathryn M Sullivan, Jiayu Leong, Altug Ozcelikkale, Max H Rich, Min Kyung Lee, Mei-Hsiu Lai, Hojeong Jeon, Bumsoo Han, Yen Wah Tong, Hyunjoon Kong
The progression of cancer is often accompanied by changes in the mechanical properties of an extracellular matrix. However, limited efforts have been made to reproduce these biological events in vitro. To this end, this study demonstrates that matrix remodeling caused by matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1 regulates phenotypic activities and modulates radiosensitivity of cancer cells exclusively in a 3D matrix. In this study, hepatocarcinoma cells are cultured in a collagen-based gel tailored to present an elastic modulus of ≈4...
July 6, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665275/immune-disorders-induced-by-exposure-to-pyrethroid-insecticides
#19
Justyna Skolarczyk, Joanna Pekar, Barbara Nieradko-Iwanicka
Pyrethroids are biocides, which belong to the third generation of insecticides. They are used as biocides, insecticides and medicines. These agents react selectively, because they are less harmful to birds and mammals (due to poor intestinal absorption and rapid detoxification in the body of homeothermic organisms) and they are poisonous for fish and insects. The aim of the article is to present the current state of knowledge on the effects of pyrethroids on the immune system based on the latest scientific research...
June 8, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655161/dysfunction-of-pla2g6-and-cyp2c44-associated-network-signals-imminent-carcinogenesis-from-chronic-inflammation-to-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#20
Meiyi Li, Chen Li, Wei-Xin Liu, Conghui Liu, Jingru Cui, Qingrun Li, Hong Ni, Yingcheng Yang, Chaochao Wu, Chunlei Chen, Xing Zhen, Tao Zeng, Mujun Zhao, Lei Chen, Jiarui Wu, Rong Zeng, Luonan Chen
Little is known about how chronic inflammation contributes to the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), especially the initiation of cancer. To uncover the critical transition from chronic inflammation to HCC and the molecular mechanisms at a network level, we analyzed the time-series proteomic data of woodchuck hepatitis virus/c-myc mice and age-matched wt-C57BL/6 mice using our dynamical network biomarker (DNB) model. DNB analysis indicated that the 5th month after birth of transgenic mice was the critical period of cancer initiation, just before the critical transition, which is consistent with clinical symptoms...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
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