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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434003/cytotoxic-effects-of-transthyretin-aggregates-in-an-epidermoid-cell-line
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Vai Hong Fong, Amandio Vieira
OBJECTIVE: Skin amyloid deposits can occur as part of systemic amyloidoses including those involving misfolded- aggregated transthyretins (agTTR). Pathological effects of agTTR on the skin are not well understood. The main objective of the current study was to examine the toxicity of agTTR upon a human keratinocyte cell line. METHODS: Cells were analyzed for indicators of oxidative stress after treatment with normal soluble TTR or the same pre-aggregation concentration of agTTR...
April 22, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433941/self-assembled-dual-responsive-micelles-stabilized-with-protein-for-co-delivery-of-drug-and-sirna-in-cancer-therapy
#2
M R Aji Alex, Chetan Nehate, Srivani Veeranarayanan, D Sakthi Kumar, Ritu Kulshreshtha, Veena Koul
Design of safe and efficient vehicles for the combinatorial delivery of drugs and genetic agents is an emerging requisite for achieving enhanced therapeutic effect in cancer. Even though several nanoplatforms have been explored for the co-delivery of drugs and genetic materials the translation of these systems to clinical phase is still a challenge, mainly due to tedious synthesis procedures, lack of serum stability, inefficient scalability etc. Here in, we report development of reduction and pH sensitive polymeric graft of low molecular weight poly (styrene -alt -maleic anhydride) and evaluation of its efficacy in co-delivering drug and siRNA...
April 17, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433820/effects-of-punctal-occlusion-on-global-tear-proteins-in-patients-with-dry-eye
#3
Louis Tong, Lei Zhou, Roger Beuerman, Susan Simonyi, David A Hollander, Michael E Stern
PURPOSE: To investigate effects of punctal occlusion on global tear protein levels in patients with dry eye. METHODS: In this prospective, longitudinal, single-center study, nonabsorbable punctal plugs were inserted bilaterally into the lower punctum of 30 patients with moderate dry eye. Dry eye symptoms, fluorescein corneal staining, Schirmer I test, tear film break-up time, and safety were assessed in the more severe eye. Tear proteins at weeks 1 and 3 were quantified by iTRAQ relative to baseline preocclusion levels...
April 19, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433816/l-carnitine-prevents-memory-impairment-induced-by-chronic-rem-sleep-deprivation
#4
Karem H Alzoubi, Abeer M Rababah, Amani Owaisi, Omar F Khabour
Sleep deprivation (SD) negatively impacts memory, which was related to oxidative stress induced damage. L-carnitine is a naturally occurring compound, synthesized endogenously in mammalian species and known to possess antioxidant properties. In this study, the effect of L-carnitine on learning and memory impairment induced by rapid eye movement sleep (REM-sleep) deprivation was investigated. REM-sleep deprivation was induced using modified multiple platform model (8hrs/day, for 6 weeks). Simultaneously, L-carnitine was administered (300mg/kg/day) intraperitoneally for 6 weeks...
April 19, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433804/crocin-attenuates-hemorrhagic-shock-induced-oxidative-stress-and-organ-injuries-in-rats
#5
Long Yang, Xiujuan Dong
We aimed to evaluate the effect of natural antioxidant crocin in alleviating hemorrhagic shock (HS)-induced organ damages. HS rats were treated with crocin during resuscitation. Mortality at 12h and 24h post resuscitation was documented. HS and resuscitation induced organ injuries, as characterized by elevated wet/dry ratio, quantitative assessment ratio, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase, whereas rats received crocin treatment demonstrated improvements in all the above characteristics...
April 13, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433749/novel-sulphur-containing-imatinib-metabolites-found-by-untargeted-lc-hrms-analysis
#6
Ivo Vrobel, David Friedecký, Edgar Faber, Lukáš Najdekr, Kateřina Mičová, Radana Karlíková, Tomáš Adam
Untargeted metabolite profiling using high-resolution mass spectrometry coupled with liquid chromatography (LC-HRMS), followed by data analysis with the Compound Discoverer 2.0™ software, was used to study the metabolism of imatinib in humans with chronic myeloid leukemia. Plasma samples from control (drug-free) and patient (treated with imatinib) groups were analyzed in full-scan mode and the unknown ions occurring only in the patient group were then, as potential imatinib metabolites, subjected to multi-stage fragmentation in order to elucidate their structure...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433592/toxicity-assessment-of-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-on-cucurbita-pepo-l-under-well-watered-and-water-stressed-conditions
#7
Mehrnaz Hatami
The rapid increase in the production and application of various types of nanomaterials increases the possibility of their presence in total environment, which subsequently raises concerns about their potential threats to the first trophic level of organisms, specifically under varying environmental constraints. In this work, seeds of Cucurbita pepo L. were cultured in MS basal medium exposed to multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) at different concentrations (0, 125, 250, 500 and 1000μgmL(-1)) under two levels of water potential, well-watered (0MPa) and water stress (-1...
April 20, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433070/effects-of-nicorandil-on-renal-function-and-histopathology-in-rats-with-partial-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction
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Hayrettin Ozturk, Tulin Firat, Buket Kin Tekce, Fahri Yilmaz, Hulya Ozturk
To evaluate the effects of nicorandil in a rat kidney model of partial unilateral ureteral obstruction (PUUO). Thirty male rats were randomly divided into three groups as follows: (1) Group 1 (Sham-control), ureters of the rats were manipulated but not ligated; (2) Group 2 (PUUO-untreated), PUUO was performed with two-thirds of the left ureter embedded in the psoas muscle; and (3) Group 3 (PUUO-nicorandil treated). After PUUO was established, nicorandil (15 mg/kg/day) was administered by gastric lavage for 21 days to determine its effects on PUUO-induced histopathological-, functional-, and oxidative stress-induced changes...
May 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433069/assessment-of-therapeutic-effect-of-human-choriogonadotropin-in-a-chemical-cystitis-model
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Serhat Tanik, Kürsad Zengin, Sebahattin Albayrak, Abdullah Gurel, Muhittin Atar, Sevinc Sahin, Nevin Tuzcu, Mehmet Tuzcu, Muhammet Abdurrahim Imamoglu, Mesut Gurdal
In this study, female rats induced with chemical cystitis were administered the hormone human choriogonadotropin (HCG), and it was aimed to reveal the usefulness of HCG in the treatment of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. The materials for this study were 32 Wistar albino female rats. The study groups were formed as follows: the cystitis group (Group 1), the cystitis + HCG protection group (Group 2), the cystitis + HCG treatment group (Group 3), and the control group (Group 4), with eight rats in each group...
May 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432686/high-level-of-reduced-glutathione-contributes-to-detoxification-of-lipid-peroxide-derived-reactive-carbonyl-species-in-transgenic-arabidopsis-overexpressing-glutathione-reductase-under-aluminum-stress
#10
Lina Yin, Jun'ichi Mano, Kiyoshi Tanaka, Shiwen Wang, Meijuan Zhang, Xiping Deng, Suiqi Zhang
Lipid peroxide-derived reactive carbonyl species (RCS), generated downstream of reactive oxygen species (ROS), are critical damage-inducing species in plant aluminum (Al) toxicity. In mammals, RCS are scavenged primarily by glutathione (GSH), but in plant Al stress, contribution of GSH to RCS detoxification has not been evaluated. In this study, Arabidopsis plants overexpressing the gene AtGR1 (accession code At3g24170), encoding glutathione reductase (GR), were generated, and their performance under Al stress was examined...
April 21, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432550/estradiol-mitigates-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-acute-renal-failure-through-nmda-receptor-antagonism-in-rats
#11
Amrit Pal Singh, Nirmal Singh, Preet Mohinder Singh Bedi
In the present study, we investigated possible involvement of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDAR) in estradiol mediated protection against ischemia reperfusion (I/R)-induced acute renal failure (ARF) in rats. Bilateral renal ischemia of 40 min followed by reperfusion for 24 h induced ARF in male wistar rats. Quantification of serum creatinine, creatinine clearance (CrCl), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), uric acid, potassium, fractional excretion of sodium (FeNa), and urinary microproteins was done to assess I/R-induced renal damage in rats...
April 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432527/effects-of-agaricus-blazei-murill-polysaccharide-on-cadmium-poisoning-on-the-mda5-signaling-pathway-and-antioxidant-function-of-chicken-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes
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Ai Lv, Ming Ge, Xuequan Hu, Wenjing Liu, Guangxing Li, Ruili Zhang
This experimental study investigated the effect of Agaricus blazei Murill polysaccharide (ABP) on cadmium (Cd) poisoning on the melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (MDA5) signaling pathway and antioxidant function of peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) in chickens. The experiments were divided into four groups: 7-day-old chickens with normal saline (0.2 mL single/day), Cd (140 mg/kg), ABP (30 mg/mL, 0.2 mL single/day), and Cd + ABP(140 mg/kg/day + 0.2 mL ABP). Peripheral blood was collected on the 20th, 40th, and 60th days for each group, and PBLs were separated...
April 21, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432521/intermittent-food-restriction-initiated-late-in-life-prolongs-lifespan-and-retards-the-onset-of-age-related-markers-in-the-annual-fish-nothobranchius-guentheri
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Xia Wang, Xiaoyuan Du, Yang Zhou, Su Wang, Feng Su, Shicui Zhang
Two of the most studied and widely accepted conjectures on possible aging mechanisms are the oxidative stress hypothesis and the insulin/insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) signaling (IIS) pathway. Intermittent fasting (IF) is known to modulate aging and to prolong lifespan in a variety of organisms, but the mechanisms are still under debate. In this study, we first demonstrated that late-onset two consecutive days a week fasting, a form of IF, termed intermittent food restriction (IFR), exhibited a time-dependent effect, and long-term late-onset IFR extended the mean lifespan and maximum lifespan by approximately 3...
April 21, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432518/correlation-between-heavy-metal-exposure-and-gstm1-polymorphism-in-iranian-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Mehdi Aliomrani, Mohammad A Sahraian, Hamid Shirkhanloo, Mohammad Sharifzadeh, Mohammad R Khoshayand, Mohammad H Ghahremani
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. Various exposures to heavy metals can lead to toxicity and oxidative stress. While glutathione-S-transferases are known as oxidative stress-related genes and involved in metal biotransformation. The aim of the present study is to investigate the correlation of GSTM1 polymorphism in MS patients and the possible association with blood concentration of arsenic (As) and cadmium (Cd) as major heavy metal pollutants...
April 21, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432496/reproductive-effects-of-life-cycle-exposure-to-difenoconazole-on-female-marine-medaka-oryzias-melastigma
#15
Xiaocui Dong, Zhenghong Zuo, Jiaojiao Guo, Hongbin Li, Lemeng Zhang, Meng Chen, Zhibin Yang, Chonggang Wang
Difenoconazole (DFZ) is a widely used triazole fungicide which has been detected in some estuaries and embayments. This study was conducted to investigate the effects of DFZ on ovarian development in female marine medaka (Oryzias melastigma). After 180 days exposure of the embryo to DFZ (0, 1, 10, 100 and 1000 ng/L), the gonadosomatic index and percentage of mature oocytes produced were significantly reduced in the 1, 10 and 100 ng/L treatments but not the 1000 ng/L treatment compared to the control, thus exhibiting a U-shaped dose response curve...
April 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431943/expression-and-purification-of-p70%C3%AE-ct104-s6-k-a-72-kda-c-terminal-truncated-p70s6-kinase-gst-fusion-protein-in-bacterial-expression-system
#16
Younis Mohammad Hazari, Irfana Reshi, Mudasir Habib, Khalid Majid Fazili
The p70ΔCT104 S6K is a 421 amino acid residue long truncated form of p70S6 kinase, with 104 amino acids residues cleaved from the carboxyl terminal end of the original protein. The p70ΔCT104 S6K was cloned in E. coli DH5α and successfully expressed in E. coli BL21 (DE3) strain. Western blot with rabbit polyclonal anti-GST antibody was used to follow the protein during expression and purification. The protein purification was achieved by affinity chromatography using Glutathione resin-agarose beads, followed by chromatography on a spin concentration column...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431930/quantitative-proteomics-reveals-key-proteins-regulated-by-eicosapentaenoic-acid-in-endothelial-activation
#17
Lu Zhang, Kunhong Xiao, Xuyang Zhao, Xiaoli Sun, Jianshu Zhang, Xian Wang, Yi Zhu, Xu Zhang
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), an n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), has been shown to decrease the risk of atherosclerosis by attenuating endothelial activation. In this study, we used mass spectrometry-based label-free quantitative proteomics to study the protective mechanisms of EPA and to identify key proteins that regulated by EPA in endothelial activation. Arachidonic acid (AA) was used as a control. HUVECs were pretreated with each of the two PUFAs, and then stimulated with TNFα as a model of endothelial activation...
April 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431550/the-physiological-cost-of-male-biased-parasitism-in-a-nearly-monomorphic-mammal
#18
Arturo Oliver-Guimerá, Carlos Martínez-Carrasco, Asta Tvarijonaviciute, María Rocío Ruiz de Ybáñez, Jordi Martínez-Guijosa, Jorge Ramón López-Olvera, Xavier Fernández-Aguilar, Andreu Colom-Cadena, Gregorio Mentaberre, Roser Velarde, Diana Gassó, Mathieu Garel, Luca Rossi, Santiago Lavín, Emmanuel Serrano
BACKGROUND: Even though male-biased parasitism is common in mammals, little effort has been made to evaluate whether higher parasitic burden in males results in an extra biological cost, and thus a decrease in fitness. Body condition impairment and the augmentation of oxidative stress can be used as indicators of the cost of parasite infections. Here, we examined relationships between gastrointestinal and respiratory helminths, body condition and oxidative stress markers (glutathione peroxidase, paraoxonase-1) in 28 Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra p...
April 21, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430776/aminoazo-dye-protein-adduct-enhances-inhibitory-effect-on-digestibility-and-damages-to-gastro-duodenal-hepatic-axis
#19
Li-Yun Lin, Chiung-Chi Peng, Yeh Chen, Boa-Chan Huang, Chun Chao Chang, Robert Y Peng
4-Dimethylaminoazobenzene (DAB, methyl yellow, or butter yellow), a human carcinogen, has been banned for use in foods since 1988. In 2014, DAB adulteration in Tofu occurred in Taiwan. We hypothesize that DAB can form [DAB•SBP]adduct adduct with soybean protein (SBP) which could damage Gastro-Duodenal-Hepatic axis. Sprague-Dawley rats gavage fed [DAB•SBP]adduct adduct revealed severely reduced body weight and damaged duodenum, liver, hepatic mitochondria, and spleen. Hepatic levels of glutathione and ATP were severely reduced...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430291/status-of-the-brain-antioxidant-system-at-different-growing-periods-after-prenatal-stress-and-n-acetyl-cysteine-administration
#20
Liegelin Kavitha Bernhardt, Sampath Madhyastha, Lakshminarayana Bairy, Anoop Kishore
<i>Prenatal stress-induced neurobehavioral deficits observed in offspring are multifactorial, including oxidative stress in the developing brain. The time by which the developing brain acquires self-defense against oxidative stress is not clear. Hence in the present study we aimed to evaluate the brain antioxidant status during different developing periods. Further the study also evaluates the role of the glutathione precursor, N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) on the brain antioxidant status. Pregnant rats were subjected to restraint stress during an early or late gestational period...
2017: Folia Neuropathologica
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