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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139022/effect-of-plasma-activated-lactated-ringer-s-solution-on-pancreatic-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Yusuke Sato, Suguru Yamada, Shigeomi Takeda, Norifumi Hattori, Kae Nakamura, Hiromasa Tanaka, Masaaki Mizuno, Masaru Hori, Yasuhiro Kodera
BACKGROUND: The medical applications of nonequilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma in cancer therapy have attracted attention. We previously reported on the antitumor effect of plasma-activated medium. However, this approach requires plasma-activated liquids that are administrable to the human body. In this study, we produced plasma-activated lactated Ringer's solution (PAL) and evaluated its antitumor effect and mechanism. Furthermore, we evaluated the effect of the intraperitoneal administration of PAL using a peritoneal dissemination mouse tumor model...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137811/improving-the-safety-of-metal-based-drugs-by-tuning-their-metabolism-with-chemoprotective-agents
#2
Jürgen Gailer
Metal-based drugs remain a tiny minority of all drugs that are on the market. The success story of the quintessential metal-based drug cisplatin (CP), which is intravenously administered to 70% of all cancer patients, however, demonstrates the inherent potential of metal-based drugs. A distinct disadvantage of CP is the dose-limiting severe toxic-side effects that it exerts in patients. To better understand the biomolecular basis for its toxicity, we employed a metallomics method to observe all platinum metabolites that are formed in blood plasma...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137484/the-role-of-endogenous-reactive-oxygen-species-in-cardiac-myocyte-autophagy
#3
J-P Wang, R-F Chi, J Liu, Y-Z Deng, X-B Han, F-Z Qin, B Li
Autophagy is implicated in the maintenance of cardiac homeostasis. Autophagy is activated in heart failure, in which reactive oxygen species (ROS) are increased. Exogenous ROS have been shown to induce cardiomyocyte autophagy alterations. However, little is known about the influences of physiological levels of endogenous ROS on cardiomyocyte autophagy. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that endogenous ROS in cardiomyocytes play an important role in inducing autophagy. Cultured H9C2 cardiomyocytes or Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with the antioxidant N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) or the superoxide dismutase mimic tempol under the basal or nutrient deprivation conditions...
November 10, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136144/antioxidants-improve-ivf-outcome-and-subsequent-embryo-development-in-the-mouse
#4
T Truong, D K Gardner
STUDY QUESTION: What is the effect of a combination of three antioxidants (Acetyl-L-Carnitine, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine and α-Lipoic Acid), present in IVF medium during mouse oocyte and sperm collection, on fertilization and subsequent IVF embryo development? SUMMARY ANSWER: A combination of antioxidants resulted in faster developmental times from the 2-cell stage through to expanded blastocyst stage, accompanied by a significant increase in blastocyst cell number and a reduction of intracellular hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) levels...
November 10, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134467/diterpenoid-natural-compound-c4-crassin-exerts-cytostatic-effects-on-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells-via-a-pathway-involving-reactive-oxygen-species
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Cathy E Richards, Sri H Vellanki, Yvonne E Smith, Ann M Hopkins
PURPOSE: Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC) lack expression of three common cell surface receptors, i.e., estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2). Accordingly, TNBCs are associated with fewer treatment options and a relatively poor prognosis. Having screened a National Cancer Institute natural compound library, the purpose of this study was to investigate the bioactivity of compound C4 (Crassin) in TNBC cells. METHODS: Cell viability assays were performed in two TNBC cell lines, MDA-MB-231 and 4T1, following C4 treatment in the presence or absence of the antioxidant N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC)...
November 13, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132195/current-evidence-for-the-use-of-n-acetylcysteine-following-liver-resection
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Richard Kemp, Jonathan Mole, Dhanny Gomez
BACKGROUND: N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has many uses in medicine; notable in the management of paracetamol toxicity, acute liver failure and liver surgery. The aim of this review was to critically appraise the published literature for the routine use of NAC in liver resection surgery. METHODS: An electronic search was performed of EBSCOhost (Medline and CINAHL database), PubMed and the Cochrane Library for the period 1990-2016. MeSH headings: 'acetyl-cysteine', 'liver resection' and 'hepatectomy' were used to identify all relevant articles published in English...
November 13, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130363/antioxidant-role-of-autophagy-in-maintaining-the-integrity-of-glomerular-capillaries
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Jun Matsuda, Tomoko Namba, Yoshitsugu Takabatake, Tomonori Kimura, Atsushi Takahashi, Takeshi Yamamoto, Satoshi Minami, Shinsuke Sakai, Ryuta Fujimura, Jun-Ya Kaimori, Isao Matsui, Takayuki Hamano, Yoko Fukushima, Keiko Matsui, Tomoyoshi Soga, Yoshitaka Isaka
Autophagy is a lysosomal degradation system by which cytosolic materials and damaged organelles are broken down into basic components. To explore the physiological role of autophagy in glomerular endothelial cells (GEnCs), we compared the autophagic flux among cells in the kidney under starvation. Inhibition of autophagy by chloroquine administration significantly increased the number of autophagosomes or autolysosomes in GEnCs and proximal tubular cells, but not in podocytes, suggesting that the GEnCs exhibit substantial autophagic activity...
November 13, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126981/therapeutic-effect-of-adjunctive-n-acetyl-cysteine-nac-on-symptoms-of-chronic-schizophrenia-a-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
#8
Zahra Sepehrmanesh, Mahsa Heidary, Negar Akasheh, Hossein Akbari, Mahshid Heidary
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is one of the most disabling psychiatric syndromes with the prevalence of 1% in the general population. Despite availability of various antipsychotics, negative symptoms and cognitive impairment are difficult to treat. In addition antipsychotic monotherapy is not effective in most of these patients. Current evidence indicates the roles of glutamatergic system in this disorder. N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) also increases extracellular glutamate. This study was conducted to evaluate the clinical effects of oral NAC as an add-on to maintenance medication for the treatment of chronic schizophrenia...
November 7, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125808/monocyte-derived-procoagulant-microvesicles-induced-by-high-glucose-can-be-attenuated-by-the-antioxidant-n-acetyl-l-cysteine-partly-through-the-p38-mapk-pathway
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Mingzhen Li, Xiao Zhang, Jing Yu, Xin Wu, Lirong Sun
BACKGROUND: Microvesicles (MVs) are small membrane vesicles that are derived from many different cell types by a process of exocytic budding of the plasma membrane. MVs may be associated with a higher incidence of vascular disease in diabetic patients, but the mechanism of this association is unclear. Diabetic patients also show hypercoagulability and platelet hyperaggregability. In this study, we investigated the generation and activity of high glucose (HG)-induced MVs from monocytes to elucidate the potential mechanism of such MVs in diabetes...
November 10, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122013/suppression-of-methylmercury-induced-mip-2-expression-by-n-acetyl-l-cysteine-in-murine-raw264-7-macrophage-cell-line
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Juliet David, Athira Nandakumar, Muflihatul Muniroh, Suminori Akiba, Megumi Yamamoto, Chihaya Koriyama
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to examine the inflammatory-cytokine expressions in the presence of non-cytotoxic dose of methylmercury (MeHg) in murine macrophages, which is suspected to play an important role in brain damage caused by MeHg exposure. We focused on murine macrophage inflammatory protein-2 (MIP-2), keratinocyte chemoattractant (KC), and monocyte chemoattractant protein-5 (MCP-5). MIP-2 and KC are murine functional homologues of human IL-8 and MCP-5 for human MCP-1...
November 9, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119107/santamarine-inhibits-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-and-induces-mitochondrial-apoptosis-in-a549-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells-via-oxidative-stress
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Xuefeng Wu, Hua Zhu, Jingzhe Yan, Muhammad Khan, Xiuyan Yu
Santamarine (STM), a sesquiterpene lactone component of Magnolia grandiflora and Ambrosia confertiflora, has been shown to possess antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer activities. However, no study has yet been conducted to investigate the molecular mechanism of STM-mediated anticancer activity. In the present study, we found that STM inhibits growth and induces apoptosis in A549 lung adenocarcinoma cells through induction of oxidative stress. STM induces oxidative stress by promoting reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, depleting intracellular glutathione (GSH), and inhibiting thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) activity in a dose-dependent manner...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116476/contribution-of-reactive-oxygen-species-to-the-anticancer-activity-of-aminoalkanol-derivatives-of-xanthone
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Daniel Sypniewski, Natalia Szkaradek, Tomasz Loch, Anna M Waszkielewicz, Agnieszka Gunia-Krzyżak, Daria Matczyńska, Dagna Sołtysik, Henryk Marona, Ilona Bednarek
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are critically involved in the action of anticancer agents. In this study, we investigated the role of ROS in the anticancer mechanism of new aminoalkanol derivatives of xanthone. Most xanthones used in the study displayed significant pro-oxidant effects similar to those of gambogic acid, one of the most active anticancer xanthones. The pro-oxidant activity of our xanthones was shown both directly (by determination of ROS induction, effects on the levels of intracellular antioxidants, and expression of antioxidant enzymes) and indirectly by demonstrating that the overexpression of manganese superoxide dismutase decreases ROS-mediated cell senescence...
November 8, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116368/n-acetyl-cysteine-reverses-bio-behavioural-changes-induced-by-prenatal-inflammation-adolescent-methamphetamine-exposure-and-combined-challenges
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Twanette Swanepoel, Marisa Möller, Brian Herbert Harvey
RATIONALE: Schizophrenia is associated with prenatal inflammation and/or postnatal stressors such as drug abuse, resulting in immune-redox dysfunction. Antioxidants may offer therapeutic benefits. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to investigate N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) as a therapeutic antioxidant to reverse schizophrenia-like bio-behavioural changes in rats exposed to maternal immune activation (MIA), adolescent methamphetamine (MA) or a combination thereof...
November 8, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113965/mitochondrial-oxidative-stress-reduces-the-immunopotency-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-adults-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Ozge Kizilay Mancini, Maximilien Lora, Alexanne Cuillerier, Dominique Shum-Tim, Reggie C Hamdy, Yan Burelle, Marc J Servant, Ursula Stochaj, Ines Colmegna
Rationale: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are promising therapeutic strategies for coronary artery disease (CAD), however, donor-related variability in cell quality is a main cause of discrepancies in preclinical studies. In vitro, MSCs from individuals with CAD have reduced ability to suppress activated T-cells. The mechanisms underlying the altered immunomodulatory capacity of MSCs in the context of atherosclerosis (ATH) remain elusive. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the impaired immunomodulatory properties of MSCs from ATH patients...
November 7, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112407/secondary-metabolites-in-allergic-plant-pollen-samples-modulate-afferent-neurons-and-murine-tracheal-rings
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Alen Božičević, Maria De Mieri, Christina Nassenstein, Silke Wiegand, Matthias Hamburger
Plant pollens are strong airborne elicitors of asthma. Their proteinaceous allergens have been studied intensively, but little is known about a possible contribution of pollen secondary metabolites to the nonallergic exacerbation of asthma. Pollen samples originating from 30 plant species were analyzed by HPLC coupled to PDA, ESIMS, and ELSD detectors and off-line NMR spectroscopy. Polyamine conjugates, flavonoids, and sesquiterpene lactones were identified. Polyamine conjugates were characteristic of all Asteraceae species...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111403/the-critical-role-of-autophagy-in-cadmium-induced-immunosuppression-regulated-by-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-calpain-activation-in-raw264-7-mouse-monocytes
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Keum-Young So, Byung-Hoon Lee, Seon-Hee Oh
Cadmium (Cd) has toxic and suppressive effects on the immune system, but the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. Here, we show that autophagy plays a critical role in regulation of Cd-induced immunosuppression in RAW264.7 cells. Cd decreased cell viability in a dose-dependent manner; cleaved caspase-8, caspase-3, and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP)-1; increased DNA laddering; induced CCAAT-enhancer-binding protein homologous protein (CHOP); and reduced tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α expression; indicating that caspase-dependent and endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-mediated apoptosis are involved in Cd-induced immunotoxicity...
October 27, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111231/ros-akt-mtor-axis-mediates-autophagy-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-induced-by-cooking-oil-fumes-derived-fine-particulate-matters-in-vitro
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Rui Ding, Chao Zhang, Xiaoxia Zhu, Han Cheng, Furong Zhu, Yachun Xu, Ying Liu, Longping Wen, Jiyu Cao
Cooking oil fumes-derived PM2.5 (COFs-derived PM2.5) exposure can induce oxidative stress and cytotoxic effects. Here we investigated the role of ROS-AKT-mTOR axis in COFs-derived PM2.5-induced autophagy in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). HUVECs were treated with different concentrations of COFs-derived PM2.5, together with or without N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC, a radical scavenger) or 3-methyladenine (3-MA, an autophagy inhibitor). Cell viability was assessed with MTT assay, and ROS level was measured with DCFH-DA assay after the treatment...
October 28, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110853/cd44-variant-dependent-regulation-of-redox-balance-in-egfr-mutation-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-target-for-treatment
#18
Yuko Kawano, Eiji Iwama, Kenji Tsuchihashi, Daisuke Shibahara, Taishi Harada, Kentaro Tanaka, Osamu Nagano, Hideyuki Saya, Yoichi Nakanishi, Isamu Okamoto
OBJECTIVES: The regulation of redox balance in cancer cells is an important factor in tumor development and chemoresistance, with oncogene activation having been shown to induce the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Activating mutations of the epidermal growth factor receptor gene (EGFR) are oncogenic drivers in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but it has remained unknown whether ligand-independent EGFR signaling conferred by EGFR mutation triggers ROS generation in NSCLC cells...
November 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107733/determination-of-the-r-and-s-enantiomers-of-vigabatrin-in-human-plasma-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-and-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#19
Paul Duhamel, Marwa Ounissi, Thomas Le Saux, Hugues Bienayme, Catherine Chiron, Vincent Jullien
An analytical method was developed for the quantification in plasma of the R and S enantiomers of vigabatrin (VGB), a drug used for the treatment of some refractory pediatric epileptic syndromes. After adding 50μL of the internal standard, which consisted of a 15mg/L solution of deuterated racemic VGB, and 100μL of water to 100μL of plasma samples, a protein precipitation was performed by adding 600μL of methanol. The supernatant was evaporated to dryness under a stream of nitrogen and the dry residue was reconstituted with 500μL of water...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106395/nadph-oxidase-4-promotes-cisplatin-induced-acute-kidney-injury-via-ros-mediated-programmed-cell-death-and-inflammation
#20
Xiao-Ming Meng, Gui-Ling Ren, Li Gao, Qin Yang, Hai-Di Li, Wei-Feng Wu, Cheng Huang, Lei Zhang, Xiong-Wen Lv, Jun Li
The goal of this study was to elucidate the functional role of Nox4 during acute kidney injury (AKI). NADPH oxidases are a major source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the kidney in normal and pathological conditions. Among NADPH oxidase isoforms, NADPH oxidase4 (Nox4) is highly expressed in the kidney and has an important role in kidney diseases, such as diabetic nephropathy and renal carcinoma. We previously found that Nox4 expression significantly increased in the toxic AKI model. However, its functional role and mechanism of action in AKI are still unknown...
November 6, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
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