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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145148/honokiol-protects-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-against-high-glucose-and-intermittent-hypoxia-induced-injury-by-activating-nrf2-are-pathway-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Chen-Guang Li, Chang-Lin Ni, Min Yang, Yun-Zhao Tang, Zhu Li, Yan-Juan Zhu, Zhen-Huan Jiang, Bei Sun, Chun-Jun Li
Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is associated with glucose intolerance, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Although several studies have revealed that intermittent hypoxia (IH) in OSAHS may further aggravate pancreatic β cell damage and promote the evolution of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) by increasing oxidative stress, the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Honokiol, a potent radical scavenger, has been demonstrated to ameliorate oxidative stress in many cases. The present study aimed to explore the potential mechanism of IH and diabetes synergistically damage and destruct the pancreatic β cell, examine the effects of honokiol on ameliorating pancreatic β cell injury in this context and explore the mechanism of such effects...
November 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145130/photophysical-and-photochemical-insights-into-the-photodegradation-of-sulfapyridine-in-water-a-joint-experimental-and-theoretical-study
#2
Heming Zhang, Xiaoxuan Wei, Xuedan Song, Shaheen Shah, Jingwen Chen, Jianhui Liu, Ce Hao, Zhongfang Chen
For organic pollutants, photodegradation, as a major abiotic elimination process and of great importance to the environmental fate and risk, involves rather complicated physical and chemical processes of excited molecules. Herein, we systematically studied the photophysical and photochemical processes of a widely used antibiotic, namely sulfapyridine. By means of density functional theory (DFT) computations, we examined the rate constants and the competition of both photophysical and photochemical processes, elucidated the photochemical reaction mechanism, calculated reaction quantum yield (Φ) based on both photophysical and photochemical processes, and subsequently estimated the photodegradation rate constant...
October 7, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144506/soluble-p-selectin-promotes-retinal-ganglion-cell-survival-through-activation-of-nrf2-signaling-after-ischemia-injury
#3
Kishan Kapupara, Yao-Tseng Wen, Rong-Kung Tsai, Shun-Ping Huang
Retinal ischemic injuries play an important role in the pathogenesis of several eye disorders. Inflammation and oxidative stress are key players in ischemic injuries. Following retinal ischemia, vascular endothelial cells and leukocytes express several inflammatory adhesion receptors, such as selectins and cell adhesion molecules. P-selectin stimulates leukocyte recruitment to platelet aggregates and has an important role in vascular homeostasis and inflammatory leukocyte extravasation. Soluble P-selectin can be neuroprotective through competitive binding to the receptors of endogenous P-selectin molecules...
November 16, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144408/antioxidant-effect-of-barley-sprout-extract-via-enhancement-of-nuclear-factor-erythroid-2-related-factor-2-activity-and-glutathione-synthesis
#4
Yun-Hee Lee, Sou Hyun Kim, Seunghyun Lee, Kyung-Mi Kim, Jae-Chul Jung, Tae Gen Son, Sung Hwan Ki, Woo-Duck Seo, Jae-Hwan Kwak, Jin Tae Hong, Young-Suk Jung
We previously showed that barley sprout extract (BSE) prevents chronic alcohol intake-induced liver injury in mice. BSE notably inhibited glutathione (GSH) depletion and increased inflammatory responses, revealing its mechanism of preventing alcohol-induced liver injury. In the present study we investigated whether the antioxidant effect of BSE involves enhancing nuclear factor-erythroid 2 related factor 2 (Nrf2) activity and GSH synthesis to inhibit alcohol-induced oxidative liver injury. Mice fed alcohol for four weeks exhibited significantly increased oxidative stress, evidenced by increased malondialdehyde (MDA) level and 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE) immunostaining in the liver, whereas treatment with BSE (100 mg/kg) prevented these effects...
November 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144384/mediator-preference-of-two-different-fad-dependent-glucose-dehydrogenases-employed-in-disposable-enzyme-glucose-sensors
#5
Noya Loew, Wakako Tsugawa, Daichi Nagae, Katsuhiro Kojima, Koji Sode
Most commercially available electrochemical enzyme sensor strips for the measurement of blood glucose use an artificial electron mediator to transfer electrons from the active side of the enzyme to the electrode. One mediator recently gaining attention for commercial sensor strips is hexaammineruthenium(III) chloride. In this study, we investigate and compare the preference of enzyme electrodes with two different FAD-dependent glucose dehydrogenases (FADGDHs) for the mediators hexaammineruthenium(III) chloride, potassium ferricyanide (the most common mediator in commercial sensor strips), and methoxy phenazine methosulfate (mPMS)...
November 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143837/development-of-a-label-free-raman-imaging-technique-for-differentiation-of-malaria-parasite-infected-from-non-infected-tissue
#6
Laura Frame, James Brewer, Rebecca Lee, Karen Faulds, Duncan Graham
During malarial infection, the host uses the spleen to clear the malaria parasites, however, the parasites have evolved the ability to bind to endothelial receptors in blood vessels of tissues to avoid removal, known as sequestration, and this is largely responsible for the symptoms and severity of infection. So a technique which could non-invasively diagnose tissue burden could be utilised as an aid for localised malaria diagnosis within tissue. Raman spectroscopy is a label-free imaging technique and can provide unique and chemically specific Raman 'fingerprint' spectrum of biological samples such as tissue...
November 16, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143058/membrane-environment-drives-cytochrome-p450-s-spin-transition-and-its-interaction-with-cytochrome-b5
#7
Thirupathi Ravula, Carlo Barnaba, Mukesh Mahajan, G M Anantharamaiah, Sang-Choul Im, Lucy Waskell, Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy
Heme's spin-multiplicity is key in determining the enzymatic function of cytochrome P450 (cytP450). The origin of the low-spin state in ferric P450 is still under debate. Here, we report the first experimental demonstration of P450's membrane interaction altering its spin equilibrium which is accompanied by a stronger affinity for cytochrome b5. These results highlight the importance of lipid membrane for the function of P450.
November 16, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142780/molecular-mechanism-of-enzymatic-chlorite-detoxification-insights-from-structural-and-kinetic-studies
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Irene Schaffner, Georg Mlynek, Nicola Flego, Dominic Pühringer, Julian Libiseller-Egger, Leighton Coates, Stefan Hofbauer, Marzia Bellei, Paul G Furtmüller, Gianantonio Battistuzzi, Giulietta Smulevich, Kristina Djinović-Carugo, Christian Obinger
The heme enzyme chlorite dismutase (Cld) catalyzes the degradation of chlorite to chloride and dioxygen. Although structure and steady-state kinetics of Clds have been elucidated, many questions remain (e.g., the mechanism of chlorite cleavage and the pH dependence of the reaction). Here, we present high-resolution X-ray crystal structures of a dimeric Cld at pH 6.5 and 8.5, its fluoride and isothiocyanate complexes and the neutron structure at pH 9.0 together with the pH dependence of the Fe(III)/Fe(II) couple, and the UV-vis and resonance Raman spectral features...
November 3, 2017: ACS Catalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140578/alleviation-of-cadmium-induced-oxidative-stress-by-trehalose-via-inhibiting-the-nrf2-keap1-signaling-pathway-in-primary-rat-proximal-tubular-cells
#9
Xin-Yu Wang, Zhen-Yong Wang, Yi-Song Zhu, Si-Ming Zhu, Rui-Feng Fan, Lin Wang
Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a transcription factor that regulates a cluster of oxidative stress-inducible genes in cells. Here, we aimed to investigate whether trehalose (Tre) protects primary rat proximal tubular (rPT) cells against cadmium (Cd)-induced oxidative stress via Nrf2 antioxidant pathway. Data showed that Tre treatment inhibited Nrf2 nuclear translocation and restored the decline in Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (Keap1) protein level in Cd-exposed rPT cells. Moreover, Cd-activated Nrf2 target genes, including phase II detoxifying enzymes, that is, NAD(P)H quinone oxidoreductase 1 and heme oxygenase-1, direct antioxidant proteins, that is, glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione biosynthesis-related proteins, that is, glutamatecysteine ligase catalytic subunit, glutamate cysteine ligase modifier subunit, and glutathione reductase, were all downregulated by co-treatment with Tre...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139546/up-regulation-of-pyk2-pkc%C3%AE-dependent-ho-1-by-co-releasing-molecule-corm-2-attenuates-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-lung-inflammation
#10
Chih-Chung Lin, Yu-Ching Chiang, Rou-Ling Cho, Wei-Ning Lin, Chien-Chung Yang, Li-Der Hsiao, Chuen-Mao Yang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) could provide cytoprotection against various inflammatory diseases. However, the mechanisms underlying carbon monoxide-releasing molecule-2 (CORM-2)-induced HO-1 expression protecting against TNF-α-induced inflammatory responses in human pulmonary alveolar epithelial cells (HPAEpiCs) remain unknown. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: CORM-2-induced HO-1 protein and mRNA expression, and signaling pathways were determined by Western blot and real-time PCR, coupled using respective pharmacological inhibitors or transfection with siRNAs...
November 15, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138829/resveratrol-ameliorates-inflammatory-damage-and-protects-against-osteoarthritis-in-a-rat-model-of-osteoarthritis
#11
Yulong Wei, Jie Jia, Xin Jin, Wei Tong, Hongtao Tian
Resveratrol is a non‑flavonoid polyphenol compound with a stilbene structure. As a type of phytoalexin produced under stress in plants, it improves the plant's resistance against pathogens and environment deterioration, and performs important functions beneficial to human health, such as anti‑cancer, anti‑oxidation, regulating blood lipid levels and prolonging life span. The effects of resveratrol were examined in a rat model of osteoarthritis (OA) and observed to ameliorate inflammatory damage and protect against OA...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138821/protective-effects-of-oxymatrine-against-lipopolysaccharide-d%C3%A2-galactosamine%C3%A2-induced-acute-liver-failure-through-oxidative-damage-via-activation-of-nrf2-ho%C3%A2-1-and-modulation-of-inflammatory-tlr4%C3%A2-signaling-pathways
#12
Jian Xu, Chengmin Li, Ziwei Li, Chan Yang, Lan Lei, Wei Ren, Yan Su, Chunping Chen
Oxymatrine has a variety of pharmacological functions, including anti-viral, anti-liver fibrotic, anti-cancer, anti‑bacterial, anti‑epidemic, analgesic, anti‑allergy and anti‑inflammatory properties. The present study aimed to investigate the protective effects of oxymatrine against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/D‑galactosamine (D‑GalN)‑induced acute liver failure and the associated underlying mechanisms. Mice were administrated 4 mg/kg LPS and 600 mg/kg D‑GalN. Then, mice in the Oxymatrine group were treated with 120 mg/kg of oxymatrine for 4 weeks...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138269/irreversible-activation-and-stabilization-of-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-by-the-protoporphyrin-ix-mimetic-cinaciguat
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Alexander Kollau, Marissa Opelt, Gerald Wölkart, Antonius C F Gorren, Michael Russwurm, Doris Koesling, Bernd Mayer, Astrid Schrammel
Belonging to the class of so-called sGC activators, cinaciguat and BAY 60-2770 are interesting therapeutic tools for the treatment of various cardiovascular pathologies. The drugs are supposed to preferentially stimulate oxidized or heme-depleted but not native sGC. Since this concept has been challenged by studies demonstrating complete relaxation of non-diseased vessels, this study was designed to re-investigate the mode of action in greater detail. To this purpose, the effect of cinaciguat was studied on vessel tone of porcine coronary arteries and rat thoracic aortas...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137689/microrna-433-represses-proliferation-and-invasion-of-colon-cancer-cells-by-targeting-homeobox-a1
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Heming Li, Junfeng Li, Taisheng Yang, Shuwen Lin, Heng Li
The aberrant expression of miR-433 has been validated in some types of cancers. However, the expression profile and thebiological function of miR-433 on colon cancer are still elusive. This study was designed to investigate the function of miR-433 on proliferation and invasion of colon cancer cell. We detected the expression of miR-433 in colon cancer tissues, adjacent normal tissues and cell lines. CCK8 and transwell assays were performed to explore the impact of miR-433 on colon cancer cell proliferation and invasion...
October 3, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137483/molecular-profiling-in-iga-nephropathy-and-focal-and-segmental-glomerulosclerosis
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I Tycová, P Hrubá, D Maixnerová, E Girmanová, P Mrázová, L Straňavová, R Zachoval, M Merta, J Slatinská, M Kollár, E Honsová, V Tesař, O Viklický
The aim of the study was to characterize by molecular profiling two glomerular diseases: IgA nephropathy (IgAN) and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and to identify potential molecular markers of IgAN and FSGS progression. The expressions of 90 immune-related genes were compared in biopsies of patients with IgAN (n=33), FSGS (n=17) and in controls (n=11) using RT-qPCR. To identify markers of disease progression, gene expression was compared between progressors and non-progressors in 1 year follow-up...
November 10, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136768/lipoxin-a4-protects-against-spinal-cord-injury-via-regulating-akt-nuclear-factor-erythroid-derived-2-like-2-heme-oxygenase-1-signaling
#16
Tan Lu, Xuejian Wu, Na Wei, Xiaotan Liu, Yingfeng Zhou, Chunfeng Shang, Yongzhuang Duan, Yuzhen Dong
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating physical trauma worldwide. The mechanisms of SCI are still not clear and the effective treatment is limited. Lipoxin A4 (LXA4) possesses anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. The present study was designed to further evaluate the molecular mechanisms of LXA4-induced protective effects in a rat model of SCI. We found that LXA4 increased Basso, Beattie and Bresnahan (BBB) scores, increased mechanical paw withdrawal threshold (PWT) and paw withdrawal latency (PWL) to a radiant heat, reduced the lesion volume, decreased Bax mRNA expression and increased Bcl-2 expression after SCI...
November 6, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136322/heme-oxygenase-1-regulates-sirtuin-1-autophagy-pathway-in-liver-transplantation-from-mouse-to-human
#17
Kojiro Nakamura, Shoichi Kageyama, Shi Yue, Jing Huang, Takehiro Fujii, Bibo Ke, Rebecca A Sosa, Elaine F Reed, Nakul Datta, Ali Zarrinpar, Ronald W Busuttil, Jerzy W Kupiec-Weglinski
Liver ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) represents a major risk factor of early graft dysfunction and a key obstacle to expanding the donor pool in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Although graft autophagy is essential for resistance against hepatic IRI, its significance in clinical OLT remains unknown. Despite recent data identifying heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) as a putative autophagy inducer, its role in OLT and interactions with Sirtuin-1 (SIRT1), a key autophagy regulator, have not been studied. We aimed to examine HO-1 mediated autophagy induction in human OLT and in a murine OLT model with extended (20h) cold storage, as well as to analyze the requirement for SIRT1 in autophagy regulation by HO-1...
November 14, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136249/natural-polyphenol-chlorogenic-acid-protects-against-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-by-activating-erk-nrf2-antioxidative-pathway
#18
Mengjuan Wei, Zhiyong Zheng, Liang Shi, Yao Jin, Lili Ji
Hepatotoxicity due to acetaminophen (APAP) overdose is a leading cause of drug-induced acute liver failure in clinic. Chlorogenic acid (CGA), a dietary polyphenol, was reported to prevent APAP-induced liver injury in our previous studies. This study aims to investigate the protection provided by CGA against APAP-induced hepatotoxicity via focusing on nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and extracellular regulated protein kinases (ERK)1/2. CGA prevented APAP-induced oxidative liver injury and enhanced Nrf2 activation in mice and in hepatocytes in vitro...
November 10, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136023/modifications-of-hemoglobin-and-myoglobin-by-maillard-reaction-products-mrps
#19
Aristos Ioannou, Constantinos Varotsis
High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled with a Fraction Collector was employed to isolate Maillard reaction products (MRPs) formed in model systems comprising of asparagine and monosaccharides in the 60-180°C range. The primary MRP which is detected at 60°C is important for Acrylamide content and color/aroma development in foods and also in the field of food biotechnology for controlling the extent of the Maillard reaction with temperature. The discrete fractions of the reaction products were reacted with Hemoglobin (Hb) and Myoglobin (Mb) at physiological conditions and the reaction adducts were monitored by UV-vis and Attenuated Total Reflection-Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrophotometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135052/enhanced-effect-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-expressing-human-tnf-%C3%AE-r-fc-and-ho-1-gene-on-porcine-islet-xenotransplantation-in-humanized-mice
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Han-Sin Lee, Sanghyun Song, Du Yeon Shin, Geun-Soo Kim, Jong-Hyun Lee, Chan Woo Cho, Kyo Won Lee, Hyojun Park, Curie Ahn, Jaeseok Yang, Heung-Mo Yang, Jae Berm Park, Sung-Joo Kim
BACKGROUND: Porcine islet xenotransplantation is considered an attractive alternative treatment for type 1 diabetes mellitus. However, it is largely limited because of initial rejection due to Instant Blood-Mediated Inflammatory Reaction (IBMIR), oxidative stress, and inflammatory responses. Recently, soluble tumor necrosis factor-ɑ receptor type I (sTNF-αR) and heme oxygenase (HO)-1 genes (HO-1/sTNF-αR) have been shown to improve the viability and functionality of porcine islets after transplantation...
November 14, 2017: Xenotransplantation
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