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Ching-Hao Li, Chen-Wei Liu, Chi-Hao Tsai, Yi-Jen Peng, Yu-Hsuan Yang, Po-Lin Liao, Chen-Chen Lee, Yu-Wen Cheng, Jaw-Jou Kang
Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), a ligand-activated transcription factor, has been studied extensively in carcinogenesis through the genomic pathway. In recent years, AHR has also been reported to exert positive or negative effects on epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), the crucial step in tumor malignant progression. However, the detailed mechanism remains controversial. Analysis of AHR-expression levels in non-small cell lung cancer cell lines and lung cancer tissues revealed an inverse correlation between AHR protein levels and tumor cell invasion and metastasis...
October 17, 2016: Archives of Toxicology
Chouki Chenaf, Eric Chapuy, Frédéric Libert, Fabien Marchand, Christine Courteix, Marianne Bertrand, Cecilia Gabriel, Elisabeth Mocaër, Alain Eschalier, Nicolas Authier
Antidepressants are first-line treatments of neuropathic pain but not all of these drugs are really effective. Agomelatine is an antidepressant with a novel mode of action, acting as a MT1/MT2 melatonergic receptor agonist and a 5-HT2C receptor antagonist that involves indirect noradrenaline release. Melatonin, serotonin and noradrenaline have been involved in the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain. Yet no study has been conducted to determine agomelatine effects on neuropathic pain in animal models.Using three rat models of neuropathic pain of toxic (oxaliplatin/OXA), metabolic (streptozocin/STZ) and traumatic (sciatic nerve ligation/CCI) etiologies, we investigated the anti-hypersensitivity effect of acute and repeated agomelatine administration...
October 1, 2016: Pain
Ren-Yu Hsu, Jhan-Hong Liao, Hsin-Wen Tien, Guor-Rong Her
A method based on the analysis of trimethylsilyl (TMS) derivatives by capillary gas chromatography electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (GC-ESI/MS) was proposed. To improve separation, analytes were derivatized to their TMS derivative. During ESI analysis, TMS derivatives may hydrolyze back to their polar native form and are thus suitable for ESI analysis. Several types of analytes were studied to investigate the potential of the approach. Not all TMS derivatives hydrolyzed back to their native form as anticipated...
October 2016: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
Kyoko Hijiya, Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Takeshi Kondo, Hideki Motoyama, Akihiro Ohsumi, Daisuke Nakajima, Jin Sakamoto, Keiji Ohata, Mamoru Takahashi, Satona Tanaka, Ei Miyamoto, Akihiro Aoyama, Hiroshi Date
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that an injured lung graft from donation after cardiac death donors could be reconditioned before transplantation using an ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) system and ventilation with high-dose short-acting β2-adrenergic receptor agonists. METHODS: Cardiac arrest was induced in a canine model by intravenous potassium chloride injection. Lungs were randomly assigned to two groups after 150 minutes of warm ischemia: inhalation of 1,400 μg of procaterol (BETA group, n = 5) or control group receiving solvent (CON group, n = 5) during EVLP...
October 10, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Monica Baiula, Paola Galletti, Giulia Martelli, Roberto Soldati, Laura Belvisi, Monica Civera, Samantha Deianira Dattoli, Santi Mario Spampinato, Daria Giacomini
A novel series of beta-lactam derivatives that was designed and synthesized to target RGD-binding and leukocyte integrins is reported. The compound library was evaluated by investigating the effects on integrin-mediated cell adhesion and cell signaling in cell lines expressing alphaVbeta3, alphaVbeta5, alphaVbeta6, alpha5beta1, alphaIIbbeta3, alpha4beta1, and alphaLbeta2 integrins. SAR analysis of the new series of azetidinones enabled the recognition of structural elements associated with integrin selectivity...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Luigi Giannetti, Giovanni Ferretti, Valentina Gallo, Francesco Necci, Andrea Giorgi, Francesca Marini, Elisa Gennuso, Bruno Neri
Beta-sympathomimetic compounds are widely used in therapy because of the bronchodilator, smooth muscle-relaxant and tocolytic properties. However, their growth promoting and performance enhancing effects are often subject to illegal use. The present work describes the development of a fast and reliable analytical multiresidue method for the confirmation 20 β-agonist compounds in animal hair. The procedure is based on alkaline digestion, LLE with organic solvents, SPE clean up and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) analysis, and is suitable for the public Official control of β-agonist residues in hair sample...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Philipp Dahm, Michelle Brasure, Roderick MacDonald, Carin M Olson, Victoria A Nelson, Howard A Fink, Bruce Rwabasonga, Michael C Risk, Timothy J Wilt
CONTEXT: Alpha-blockers (ABs) and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors have an established role in treating male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) attributed to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Recently, newer drugs have shown promise for this indication. OBJECTIVE: To assess the comparative effectiveness and adverse effects (AEs) of newer drugs to treat LUTS attributed to BPH through a systematic review and meta-analysis. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Ovid MEDLINE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Ovid Embase bibliographic databases (through June 2016) were hand searches for references of relevant studies...
October 4, 2016: European Urology
Ennet Moholisa, Arno Hugo, Phillip E Strydom, Ina van Heerden
BACKGROUND: Animal age as determined by number of permanent incisors (p.i) is used in classification of beef carcasses to describe expected meat tenderness. However, animals differing in age are reared under different production systems (pasture or feedlot). In addition to age, other factors associated with particular production systems may also influence the palatability of meat. Therefore, the effects of age combined with feeding regime and the supplementation of a beta-agonist (zilpaterol) on the tenderness of M...
September 22, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
A Brad Hall, April Novotny, Donna M Bhisitkul, James Melton, Tim Regan, Maureen Leckie
Introduction While pediatric asthma continues to be a highly studied disease, data to suggest clear strategies to decrease asthma related revisits or readmissions is lacking. The purpose of our study was to assess the effect of emergency department (ED) direct dispensing of beta-agonist metered dose inhalers on pediatric asthma ED revisit and readmission rates. Methods We conducted a retrospective cohort study of pediatric patients discharged from the pediatric ED with a diagnosis of asthma. Our primary outcome measured the rate of asthma revisits to the ED or admissions to the hospital within 28 days...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Ryo Atsuta, Yasuo To, Susumu Sakamoto, Isao Mukai, Akihiro Kobayashi, Arisa Kinoshita, Kazuhisa Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Maintaining high treatment adherence levels is critical for effective management of chronic diseases. The Adherence Starts with Knowledge 20 (ASK-20) questionnaire is the only linguistically validated patient-reported treatment adherence tool available in Japan. We conducted additional analyses on ASK-20 data from Japanese adults with asthma. METHODS: This was a prospective, non-interventional, single-visit, multi-centre study in Japanese adults (n = 300) with asthma receiving long-term treatment with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) or ICS/long-acting beta-agonists...
October 3, 2016: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
Hye-Young Min, Hye-Jin Boo, Ho Jin Lee, Hyun-Ji Jang, Hye Jeong Yun, Su Jung Hwang, John Kendal Smith, Hyo-Jong Lee, Ho-Young Lee
Activation of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) is associated with carcinogenesis, but its contribution to smoking-associated lung carcinogenesis is poorly understood. Here we show that a tobacco-specific carcinogen 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK)-induced insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R) activation via β-adrenergic receptor (β-AR) is crucial for smoking-associated lung carcinogenesis. Treatment with NNK stimulated the IGF-1R signaling pathway in a time- and dose-dependent manner, which was suppressed by pharmacological or genomic blockade of β-AR and the downstream signaling including a Gβγ subunit of β-AR and phospholipase C (PLC)...
September 29, 2016: Oncotarget
Ljiljana Bjelakovic, Tatjana Trajkovic, Gordana Kocic, Dragan Radovanovic, Nikola Zivkovic, Aleksandra Klisic, Vladimir Antic, Nebojsa Kavaric, Bojko Bjelakovic
BACKGROUND: To date there are no clinical studies analyzing potential effects of tocolytics on breastfeeding duration in humans. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between beta 2 agonists prescribed for tocolysis during pregnancy and breastfeeding duration. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional questionnaire study of 114 mothers and filled in the questionnaire developed to directly address the goals of the study...
October 5, 2016: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
H C Stephen Chan, Slawomir Filipek, Shuguang Yuan
G protein-coupled receptors are recognized as one of the largest families of membrane proteins. Despite sharing a characteristic seven-transmembrane topology, G protein-coupled receptors regulate a wide range of cellular signaling pathways in response to various physical and chemical stimuli, and prevail as an important target for drug discovery. Notably, the recent progress in crystallographic methods led to a breakthrough in elucidating the structures of membrane proteins. The structures of β2-adrenergic receptor bound with a variety of ligands provide atomic details of the binding modes of agonists, antagonists and inverse agonists...
October 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
Shigeru Yonekubo, Nobuhiko Fushimi, Takashi Miyagi, Osamu Nakanishi, Kenji Katsuno, Motoyasu Ozawa, Chiaki Handa, Noritaka Furuya, Hideyuki Muranaka
The estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) selective agonist is considered a promising candidate for the treatment of estrogen deficiency symptoms in ERβ-expressing tissues, without the risk of breast cancer, and multiple classes of compounds have been reported as ERβ selective agonists. Among them, 6-6 bicyclic ring-containing structures (e.g., isoflavone phytoestrogens) are regarded as one of the cyclized analogues of isobutestrol 5b, and suggest that other cyclized scaffolds comprising 5-6 bicyclic rings could also act as selective ERβ ligands...
September 20, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
Andrea Arfè, Francesco Blasi, Luca Merlino, Giovanni Corrao
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the real-world effectiveness of several drugs (including short- and long-acting beta-agonists [SABAs and LABAs], inhaled corticosteroids [ICS], and antibiotics) in preventing severe asthma exacerbations by carrying-out a large observational study based on the healthcare utilization databases of the Italian Lombardy Region. METHODS: We identified all patients aged 6-40 years who performed an Emergency Department visit for asthma during 2010-2012 as cases...
October 2016: Respiratory Medicine
Aine M McKillop, Brian M Moran, Yasser H A Abdel-Wahab, Noella M Gormley, Peter R Flatt
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Abnormal cannabidiol (Abn-CBD) and AS-1269574 are potent selective agonists for GPR55 and GPR119, respectively. The present study evaluated the actions and ability of these small-molecule agonists to counteract experimental diabetes in mice. METHODS: Diabetes was induced in NIH Swiss mice by five consecutive daily intraperitoneal injections of 40 mg/(kg body weight) streptozotocin. Diabetic mice received daily oral administration of Abn-CBD or AS-1269574 (0...
September 27, 2016: Diabetologia
Kun Li, Meichen Wang, Yaping Hu, Na Xu, Qin Yu, Qinfu Wang
TGF-β activating protein kinase 1 (TAK1) belongs to the MAP kinase kinase kinase (MAP3K) family. TAK1 is involved in many signaling pathways, especially the innate and adaptive immune responses. TAK1 mediates nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) and MAPK signaling pathway in response to interleukin-1, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα), and toll-like receptor agonists, such as lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The regulatory roles of TAK1 in LPS-induced proinflammatory cytokines production are dependent on the cell types. In this study, we examined the effects of TAK1 on the LPS induced production of proinflammatory cytokines in myeloid cells...
September 21, 2016: Cellular Immunology
Teng Jiang, Ying-Dong Zhang, Qing Gao, Jun-Shan Zhou, Xi-Chen Zhu, Huan Lu, Jian-Quan Shi, Lan Tan, Qi Chen, Jin-Tai Yu
As the most common type of neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by the accumulation of amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) within the brain. Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells (TREM) 1 is an immune receptor expressed by mononuclear phagocytes including monocytes and microglia, coupling with TYRO protein tyrosine kinase binding protein to regulate immune reactions. Emerging evidence indicates that rs6910730(G), an intronic variant of TREM1, is associated with an increased Aβ neuropathology in the brains of elderly subjects, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear...
September 26, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica
Zhanna Kobalava
The burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in general and heart failure (HF) in particular continues to increase worldwide. CVD are major contributors to death and morbidity and recognized as important drivers of healthcare expenditure. Chronic overactivity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) plays a key role in human hypertension and HF pathophysiology. RAAS is fundamental in the overall regulation of cardiovascular homeostasis through the actions of hormones, which regulate vascular tone, and specifically blood pressure through vasoconstriction and renal sodium and water retention...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Hae-Young Lee, Chan-Soon Park, Sang-Hoon Na, Kyung-Jin Kim, Chan Joo Lee, Sungha Park
A 47-year-old woman was admitted via emergency department due to dyspnea NYHA Fc II-III aggravated for 2 months after upper respiratory infection. Her height and body weight were 161 cm / 67 kg. Initial vital signs were 110/70 mmHg - 112 BPM - 24/min - 36.5°C. Chest PA showed cardiomegaly and pulmonary congestion (Figure 1). B-natriuretic peptide level was markedly increased (2002 pg/mL, normal range ≤ 100 pg/mL). The echocardiographic examination showed severely dilated LV cavity (61/72 mm) and severe LV systolic dysfunction (EF 28%) with normal left ventricular wall thickness (9/11 mm) (Figure 2)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
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