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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934876/comparison-of-intra-articular-injection-of-hyaluronic-acid-and-n-acetyl-cysteine-in-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis-a-pilot-study
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Mustafa Ozcamdalli, Abdulhamit Misir, Turan Bilge Kizkapan, Erdal Uzun, Fuat Duygulu, Cevat Yazici, Ibrahim Halil Kafadar
Objective To compare the relative effectiveness of intra-articular N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) and hyaluronic acid (HA) on pain, function and cartilage degradation markers in patients with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis (OA). Design We prospectively conducted a clinical trial with 20 patients having a diagnosis of Kellgren-Lawrence grade 2-3 knee OA, and randomly allocated to the HA or NAC groups. Groups were matched on age, sex, and body mass index. Injections of 3-mL HA (Hylan G-F 20) or 3-mL NAC (Asist ampoule) were administered as a single shot...
October 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931831/hyperhomocysteinemia-alters-retinal-endothelial-cells-barrier-function-and-angiogenic-potential-via-activation-of-oxidative-stress
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Riyaz Mohamed, Isha Sharma, Ahmed S Ibrahim, Heba Saleh, Nehal M Elsherbiny, Sadanand Fulzele, Khaled Elmasry, Sylvia B Smith, Mohamed Al-Shabrawey, Amany Tawfik
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) is associated with several human visual disorders, such as diabetic retinopathy (DR) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Breakdown of the blood-retinal barrier (BRB) is linked to vision loss in DR and AMD. Our previous work revealed that HHcy altered BRB in retinal endothelial cells in vivo. Here we hypothesize that homocysteine (Hcy) alters retinal endothelial cell barrier function and angiogenic potential via activation of oxidative stress. Human retinal endothelial cells (HRECs) treated with and without different concentrations of Hcy showed a reduction of tight junction protein expression, increased FITC dextran leakage, decreased transcellular electrical resistance and increased angiogenic potential...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929335/convection-enhanced-delivery-of-sulfasalazine-prolongs-survival-in-a-glioma-stem-cell-brain-tumor-model
#3
Shinya Haryu, Ryuta Saito, Wenting Jia, Takuhiro Shoji, Yui Mano, Aya Sato, Masayuki Kanamori, Yukihiko Sonoda, Oltea Sampetrean, Hideyuki Saya, Teiji Tominaga
Expression of CD44 in glioma cells was previously correlated with tumor grade and is considered a stem cell marker. CD44 stabilizes the cystine-glutamate transporter (xCT) and inhibits apoptosis in cancer stem cells (CSCs). Recently it was found that Sulfasalazine (SSZ), an anti-inflammatory drug, acts as an inhibitor of xCT and therefore has potential as a targeted therapy for CSCs. In this study, we tested an efficacy of SSZ against glioma stem cell model developed in rats. As poor penetration of blood-brain barrier resulted in insufficient efficacy of systemic SSZ treatment, SSZ was delivered locally with convection-enhanced delivery (CED)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927129/deficiency-of-gap-junction-composed-of-connexin43-contributes-to-oxaliplatin-resistance-in-colon-cancer-cells
#4
Min Su, Qi Zhang
Although comprehensive strategies in the treatment of colorectal cancer have been developed for a number of years, the five-year survival rate of metastatic colon cancer remains less than 10%. Oxaliplatin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic agent for metastatic colon cancer, improves the response rate of patients and prolongs patients' progression-free survival. However, the generation of resistance limits the clinical application of oxaliplatin, and the mechanisms of this remain unclear. The present study mainly investigated the effect of the gap junction (GJ) composed of connexin43 (Cx43) on oxaliplatin cytotoxicity in colon cancer cells...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918123/carnosic-acid-induces-apoptosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-via-ros-mediated-mitochondrial-pathway
#5
Xinrui Zhang, Yiling Chen, Guangsheng Cai, Xin Li, Di Wang
Carnosic acid (CA), an important bioactive phenolic diterpene mainly found in labiate plants, exerts various biological functions, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, and neuroprotective activities. In the present study, we proved the deleterious effects of CA against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in both in vitro and in vivo models. In vitro, CA significantly decreased cell viability, inhibited cell proliferation and migration, enhanced apoptosis, and increased caspase-3, -8, and -9 activities in HepG2 and SMMC-7721 cells...
September 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916796/low-temperature-plasma-promoting-fibroblast-proliferation-by-activating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-and-increasing-cyclind1-expression
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Jin-Ren Liu, Gui-Min Xu, Xing-Min Shi, Guan-Jun Zhang
The potential applications of low temperature plasma (LTP) in wound healing have aroused the concern of many researchers. In this study, an argon atmospheric pressure plasma jet was applied to generate LTP for treatment of murine fibroblast cell (L929) cultured in vitro to investigate the effect of NF-κB pathway on fibroblast proliferation. The results showed that, compared with the control, L929 cells treated with plasma for less than 20 s had significant increases of proliferation; the productions of intracellular ROS, O2(-) and NO increased with prolongation of LTP treatment time; NF-κB pathway was activated by LTP in a proper dose range, and the expression of cyclinD1 in LTP-treated cells increased with the same trend as cell proliferation...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915605/hsp90-inhibitor-17-dmag-exerts-anticancer-effects-against-gastric-cancer-cells-principally-by-altering-oxidant-antioxidant-balance
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Jeong Goo Kim, Sang Chul Lee, Ok-Hee Kim, Kee-Hwan Kim, Kyo Young Song, Sang Kuon Lee, Byung Jo Choi, Wonjun Jeong, Say-June Kim
Heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) stabilizes numerous oncoproteins and, therefore, its inhibition has emerged as a promising antineoplastic strategy for diverse malignancies. In this study, we determined the therapeutic effects and mechanisms of action of a specific HSP90 inhibitor, 17-dimethylamino-ethylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamycin (17-DMAG), in gastric cancer cell lines (AGS, SNU-1, and KATO-III), patient-derived tissues, and a mouse xenograft model. 17-DMAG exerted anticancer effects against gastric cancer cells, manifested by significantly decreased proliferation rates (P < 0...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913568/piperlongumine-induces-g2-m-phase-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-cholangiocarcinoma-cells-through-the-ros-jnk-erk-signaling-pathway
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Sunisa Thongsom, Wipa Suginta, Kyung Jin Lee, Han Choe, Chutima Talabnin
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is an aggressive, metastatic bile duct cancer. CCA is difficult to diagnose, and responds poorly to current radio- and chemo-therapy. Piperlongumine (PL) is a naturally-occurring small molecule selectively toxic to cancer cells by targeting reactive oxygen species (ROS). In this study, we demonstrated the potential anticancer activity of PL in CCA. PL markedly induced death in CCA cell lines in a dose- and time-dependent manner through the activation of caspase-3 and PARP. PL also stimulated ROS accumulation in CCA...
September 14, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905938/triptolide-induces-sertoli-cell-apoptosis-in-mice-via-ros-jnk-dependent-activation-of-the-mitochondrial-pathway-and-inhibition-of-nrf2-mediated-antioxidant-response
#9
Yu Wang, Su-Han Guo, Xue-Jun Shang, Li-Sha Yu, Jian-Wei Zhu, Ang Zhao, Yan-Fen Zhou, Guo-Hua An, Qi Zhang, Bo Ma
Triptolide (TP), an oxygenated diterpene, has a variety of beneficial pharmacodynamic activities but its clinical applications are restricted due to severe testicular injury. This study aimed to delineate the molecular mechanisms of TP-induced testicular injury in vitro and in vivo. TP (5-50000 nmol/L) dose-dependently decreased the viability of TM4 Sertoli cells with an IC50 value of 669.5-269.45 nmol/L at 24 h. TP (125, 250, and 500 nmol/L) dose-dependently increased the accumulation of ROS, the phosphorylation of JNK, mitochondrial dysfunction and activation of the intrinsic apoptosis pathway in TM4 cells...
September 14, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905500/salidroside-suppressing-lps-induced-myocardial-injury-by-inhibiting-ros-mediated-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Lvyi Chen, Peng Liu, Xin Feng, Chunhua Ma
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of salidroside (Sal) on myocardial injury in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endotoxemic in vitro and in vivo. SD rats were randomly divided into five groups: control group, LPS group (15 mg/kg), LPS plus dexamethasone (2 mg/kg), LPS plus Sal groups with different Sal doses (20, 40 mg/kg). Hemodynamic measurement and haematoxylin and eosin staining were performed. Serum levels of creatine kinase (CK), lactate dehydrogenase, the activities of the antioxidant enzymes catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-px), glutathione, tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and interleukin-1β (IL-1β) were measured after the rats were killed...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904489/does-n-acetyl-cysteine-have-protective-effects-in-acute-aluminum-phosphide-poisoning
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Samaneh Nakhaee, Omid Mehrpour, Mahdi Balali-Mood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904338/aqueous-synthesis-of-functionalized-copper-sulfide-quantum-dots-as-near-infrared-luminescent-probes-for-detection-of-hg-2-ag-and-au-3
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Weilin Du, Lei Liao, Li Yang, Aimiao Qin, Aihui Liang
Stable water-soluble copper sulfide(Cu2S) quantum dots(QDs) with near-infrared emission were synthesized using N-acetyl-L-cysteine(NAC) as a modifier in aqueous solution and nitrogen atmosphere at room temperature. The product was characterized by TEM, XRD, XPS, FT-IR, FL and UV-VIS spectrometers. Effects of preparation conditions such as pH values, the molar ratio of reactants, temperature, and metal ions on the fluorescence properties of Cu2S QDs were discussed. Under optimal conditions, the prepared Cu2S QDs with average diameter about 2-5 nm show a near-infrared emission at 770 nm with the excitation wavelength of 466 nm, and have a good detection sensitivity for ions of Hg(2+), Ag(+) and Au(3+), based on the characteristic of fluorescence quenching...
September 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904004/jadomycins-inhibit-type-ii-topoisomerases-and-promote-dna-damage-and-apoptosis-in-multidrug-resistant-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
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Steven R Hall, Jay Toulany, Leah G Bennett, Camilo F Martinez-Farina, Andrew W Robertson, David L Jakeman, Kerry B Goralski
Jadomycins are natural products that kill drug-sensitive and multidrug resistant (MDR) breast cancer cells. To date the cytotoxic activity of jadomycins has never been tested in MDR breast cancer cells that are also triple-negative. Additionally, there is only a rudimentary understanding of how jadomycins cause cancer cell death, which includes the induction of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS). We first created a paclitaxel-resistant, triple-negative breast cancer cell line (231-TXL) from drug-sensitive MDA-MB-231 cells (231-CON)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902442/spectroscopic-investigations-on-the-conformational-changes-of-lysozyme-effected-by-different-sizes-of-n-acetyl-l-cysteine-capped-cdte-quantum-dots
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Qianqian Wu, Jingqiang Wan, Zhuo He, Rutao Liu
The effect of N-acetyl-l-cysteine-capped CdTe quantum dots (NAC-CdTe QDs) with different sizes on lysozyme was investigated by isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), enzyme activity assays, and multi-spectroscopic methods. ITC results proved that NAC-CdTe QDs can spontaneously bind with lysozyme and hydrophobic force plays a major role in stabilizing QDs-lysozyme complex. Multi-spectroscopic measurements revealed that NAC-CdTe QDs caused strong quenching of the lysozyme's fluorescence in a size-dependent quenching manner...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901910/alternative-oxidase-impacts-ganoderic-acid-biosynthesis-by-regulating-intracellular-ros-levels-in-ganoderma-lucidum
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Deng-Ke Shi, Jing Zhu, Ze-Hua Sun, Guang Zhang, Rui Liu, Tian-Jun Zhang, Sheng-Li Wang, Ang Ren, Ming-Wen Zhao
The alternative oxidase (AOX), which forms a branch of the mitochondrial respiratory electron transport pathway, functions to sustain electron flux and alleviate reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. In this article, a homologous AOX gene was identified in Ganoderma lucidum. The coding sequence of the AOX gene in G. lucidum contains 1038 nucleotides and encodes a protein of 39.48 kDa. RNA interference (RNAi) was used to study the function of AOX in G. lucidum, and two silenced strains (AOXi6 and AOXi21) were obtained, showing significant decreases of approximately 60 and 50 %, respectively, in alternative pathway respiratory efficiency compared to WT...
September 13, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901448/exposure-of-keratinocytes-to-non%C3%A2-thermal-dielectric-barrier-discharge-plasma-increases-the-level-of-8%C3%A2-oxoguanine-via-inhibition-of-its-repair-enzyme
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Ki Cheon Kim, Madduma Hewage Susara Ruwan Kumara, Kyoung Ah Kang, Mei Jing Piao, Min Chang Oh, Yea Seong Ryu, Jin Oh Jo, Young Sun Mok, Jennifer H Shin, Yeunsoo Park, Seong Bong Kim, Suk Jae Yoo, Jin Won Hyun
Oxidative stress enhances cellular DNA oxidation and may cause mutations in DNA bases, including 8‑oxoguanine (8‑oxoG). Our recent study reported that exposure of cells to non‑thermal dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma generates reactive oxygen species and damages DNA. The present study investigated the effect of non‑thermal DBD plasma exposure on the formation of 8‑oxoG in HaCaT human keratinocytes. Cells exposed to DBD plasma exhibited increased level of 8‑oxoG. In addition, mRNA and protein expression levels of 8‑oxoguanine glycosylase 1 (OGG1), an 8‑oxoG repair enzyme, were reduced in plasma‑exposed cells...
September 11, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898308/-the-treatment-of-cannabis-dependence-clinical-work-psychotherapy-and-evidence
#17
José Capece, Federico Pavlovsky
Identifying compulsive consumption of marijuana in association with another mental disorder (attentional defcit disorder, bipolar disorder, depression or psychosis) presents the challenge of clarifying validated therapeutic strategies, especially within the teen population, in which it shows the highest prevalence. The ever-increasing prevalence and the need for regional treatments, demand that we approach this health matter as a public health issue. The ideological con?icts related to the necessary decriminalization of consumption and the current debate on the medical use of marijuana often confuse the urgent need to establish effective therapeutic strategies for the population affected by this mental disorder...
November 2016: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894829/the-effect-of-n-acetyl-cysteine-on-recovery-of-the-facial-nerve-after-crush-injury
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Andrew Rivera, Mallory Raymond, Ariel Grobman, Marianne Abouyared, Simon I Angeli
OBJECTIVE: Facial nerve dysfunction can vary in severity and recovery is dependent on the character of the injury. N-acetyl-cysteine prevents oxidative stress and cellular damage, and its use in the setting of nerve dysfunction from crush injury has not yet been established. In this study, rats with facial nerve crush injury will be treated with n-acetyl-cysteine or control and functional recovery and electrophysiologic outcome will be compared. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized animal study...
June 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893509/non-thermal-plasma-induces-mitochondria-mediated-apoptotic-signaling-pathway-via-ros-generation-in-hela-cells
#19
Wei Li, K N Yu, Jie Ma, Jie Shen, Cheng Cheng, Fangjian Zhou, Zhiming Cai, Wei Han
Non-thermal plasma (NTP) has been proposed as a novel therapeutic method for anticancer treatment. Although increasing evidence suggests that NTP selectively induces apoptosis in some types of tumor cells, the molecular mechanisms underlying this phenomenon remain unclear. In this study, we further investigated possible molecular mechanisms for NTP-induced apoptosis of HeLa cells. The results showed that NTP exposure significantly inhibited the growth and viability of HeLa cells. Morphological observation and flow cytometry analysis demonstrated that NTP exposure induced HeLa cell apoptosis...
September 9, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887131/prostacyclin-mimetics-afford-protection-against-lipopolysaccharide-d-galactosamine-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-mice
#20
Hiroki Misawa, Wakana Ohashi, Kengo Tomita, Kohshi Hattori, Yutaka Shimada, Yuichi Hattori
Prostacyclin (PGI2) serves as a protective, anti-inflammatory mediator and PGI2 mimetics may be useful as a hepatoprotective agent. We examined whether two PGI2 mimetics, ONO-1301 and beraprost, are beneficial in acute liver injury and attempted to delineate the possible mechanism underlying the hepatoprotective effect. Acute liver injury was induced by lipopolysaccharide/d-galactosamine (LPS/GalN) in mice. Mice were given an intraperitoneal injection of PGI2 mimetics 1h before LPS/GalN challenge. Both ONO-1301 and beraprost significantly declined the LPS/GalN-induced increase in serum aminotransferase activity...
September 5, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
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