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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109187/antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-activities-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-ifst062013-a-potential-probiotic
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Md Fakruddin, Md Nur Hossain, Monzur Morshed Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Probiotic yeast has become a field of interest to scientists in recent years. METHODS: Conventional cultural method was employed to isolate and identify yeast and standard methods were used to determine different probiotic attributes, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. RESULTS: This study reports potential probiotic properties of a strain of S. cerevisiae IFST 062013 isolated from fruit. The isolate is tolerant to a wide range of temperature and pH, high concentration of bile salt and NaCl, gastric juice, intestinal environment, α-amylase, trypsin and lysozyme...
January 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109112/-targeted-imaging-ability-of-a-biotinylated-imaging-probe-biotin-s-s-rhodol-for-breast-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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Bi-Juan Wu, Xing-Zi Zhou, Jing-Wen Sun, Cui-Wen Tan, Xin-Rong Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate performance of a biotinylated imaging probe 3a for targeted imaging of breast cancer cells. METHODS: Ultraviolet absorption spectrum and fluorescence spectrum were employed to analyze the spectral characteristics of 3a. The fluorescence spectrums of 3a treated with different concentrations of glutathione (GSH) were obtained to determine the sensibility of 3a to GSH. Flow cytometry was used to determine the cellular uptake of 3a by MCF-7 cells, MDA-MB-231 cells and Hs 578Bst cells in the presence or absence of biotin, and the imaging performance of 3a in the 3 cell lines was assessed under an inverted fluorescent microscope...
January 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109001/polygonum-multiflorum-radix-extract-protects-human-foreskin-melanocytes-from-oxidative-stress-in-vitro-and-potentiates-hair-follicle-pigmentation-ex-vivo
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Peggy Sextius, Richard Betts, Ishak Benkhalifa, Stéphane Commo, Joan Eilstein, Marco Massironi, Ping Wang, Jean-Francois Michelet, Jie Qiu, Xuezhu Tan, Severine Jeulin
OBJECTIVE: To examine the ability of an extract from traditional Chinese medicine, Polygonum multiflorum Radix, to protect melanocyte viability from oxidative stress, a key mechanism in the initiation and progression of hair greying. METHODS: To assess the antioxidant capacity of Polygonum multiflorum Radix extract, primary human foreskin melanocytes were treated with a commercially available Polygonum multiflorum Radix extract added to culture medium and exposed to hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ), using intracellular reactive oxygen species concentrations and glutathione/protein ratios as endpoints...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108920/biochemical-and-physiological-responses-of-halophilic-nanophytoplankton-dunaliella-salina-from-exposure-to-xeno-estrogen-17%C3%AE-ethinylestradiol
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Dalel Belhaj, Khaled Athmouni, Doniez Frikha, Monem Kallel, Abdelfattah El Feki, Sami Maalej, John L Zhou, Habib Ayadi
The environmental impacts of various pollutants on the entire levels of organisms are under investigation. Among these pollutants, endocrine-disrupting compounds (EDCs) present a serious hazard, even though the environmental significance of these compounds remains basically unknown. To drop some light on this field, we assessed the effects of a 11-day exposure of 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2) on the growth, metabolic content, antioxidant response, oxidative stress, and genetic damage of Dunaliella salina, isolated from Tunisian biotopes...
January 20, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108410/ganoderma-atrum-polysaccharide-ameliorates-anoxia-reoxygenation-mediated-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Yan-Song Zhang, Wen-Juan Li, Xian-Yi Zhang, Yu-Xin Yan, Shao-Ping Nie, De-Ming Gong, Xiao-Fang Tang, Ming He, Ming-Yong Xie
Ganoderma atrum polysaccharide (PSG-1), a main polysaccharide from Ganoderma atrum, possesses potent antioxidant capacity and cardiovascular benefits. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of PSG-1 in oxidative stress and apoptosis in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) under anoxia/reoxygenation (A/R) injury conditions. The results showed that exposure of HUVECs to A/R triggered cell death and apoptosis. Administration of PSG-1 significantly inhibited A/R-induced cell death and apoptosis in HUVECs...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108338/dietary-zinc-promotes-immuno-biochemical-plasticity-and-protects-fish-against-multiple-stresses
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Neeraj Kumar, K K Krishnani, Paritosh Kumar, Ashish Kumar Jha, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, N P Singh
The abiotic and biotic stress is an episode that effect on regulatory, neuron, endocrine and immune systems of animals including fish. The stress creates stimulatory and suppressive of immune system resulting in increases the incidence of infection. In view of these points, we have conducted an experiment to mitigate the stress through a nutritional approach through Zinc (Zn) supplementation in Pangasius hypophthalmus (initial weight-3.65 ± 0.75 g). Three isocaloric and isonitrogenous diets with graded levels of zinc 0, 10 and 20 mg/kg were prepared and fed to seven different groups with each in triplicate...
January 17, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108334/a-study-of-glutamate-levels-nr1-nr2a-nr2b-receptors-and-oxidative-stress-in-rat-model-of-japanese-encephalitis
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Prashant Singh Chauhan, Usha Kant Misra, Jayantee Kalita
There is paucity of studies on the role of glutamate excitotoxicity in cell damage in Japanese encephalitis. In this study the glutamate levels, its NMDA receptors, oxidative stress markers in different brain regions have been evaluated and correlated with neurobehavioral changes at different time points. Twelve day old Wistar rats were inoculated with 3×10(6)pfu/ml intracerebrally. The neurobehavioral effects were evaluated by spontaneous locomotor activity (SLA), grip strength and rota rod test on 10, 33 and 48days post inoculation (dpi)...
January 17, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108278/comparison-of-the-redox-chemistry-of-sulfur-and-selenium-containing-analogs-of-uracil
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N Connor Payne, Andrew Geissler, Aileen Button, Alexandru R Sasuclark, Alayne L Schroll, Erik L Ruggles, Vadim N Gladyshev, Robert J Hondal
Selenium is present in proteins in the form of selenocysteine, where this amino acid serves catalytic oxidoreductase functions. The use of selenocysteine in nature is strongly associated with redox catalysis. However, selenium is also found in a 2-selenouridine moiety at the wobble position of tRNA(Glu), tRNA(Gln) and tRNA(Lys). It is thought that the modifications of the wobble position of the tRNA improves the selectivity of the codon-anticodon pair as a result of the physico-chemical changes that result from substitution of sulfur and selenium for oxygen...
January 17, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108223/involvement-of-the-antioxidative-property-of-morusin-in-blocking-phorbol-ester-induced-malignant-transformation-of-jb6-p-mouse-epidermal-cells
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Pai-Shan Cheng, Chao-Chin Hu, Chau-Jong Wang, Yean-Jang Lee, Wei-Chia Chung, Tsui-Hwa Tseng
Chemoprevention has been acknowledged as an important and practical strategy for managing cancer. We have previously synthesized morusin, a prenylated flavonoid that exhibits anti-cancer progression activity. In the present study, we evaluated the anti-cancer promotion potential of morusin by using the mouse epidermal JB6 P(+) cell model. Extensive evidence shows that tumor promotion by phorbol esters is due to the stimulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Therefore, the effect of morusin on 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA)-induced ROS production was assessed...
January 17, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107674/mitochondrial-serine-hydroxymethyltransferase-2-is-a-potential-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarker-for-human-glioma
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Bo Wang, Wei Wang, ZhiZhong Zhu, XueBin Zhang, Fan Tang, Dong Wang, Xi Liu, XiaoLing Yan, Hao Zhuang
OBJECTIVE: Scholars have gradually come to appreciate the relevance of serine and glycine metabolism. Recently, researchers have discovered that mitochondrial serine hydroxymethyltransferase 2 (SHMT2) is overexpressed in various types of cancer. However, the function of SHMT2 in glioma is not clear. In this study, we sought to examine the expression of SHMT2 in glioma, the association between SHMT2 expression and clinicopathological characteristics, and the association of SHMT2 expression with prognosis in glioma patients...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107627/use-of-tissue-metabolite-analysis-and-enzyme-kinetics-to-discriminate-between-alternate-pathways-for-hydrogen-sulfide-metabolism
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Kristie D Cox Augustyn, Michael R Jackson, Marilyn Schuman Jorns
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is an endogenously synthesized signaling molecule that is enzymatically metabolized in mitochondria. The metabolism of H2S maintains optimal concentrations of the gasotransmitter and produces sulfane sulfur (S(0))-containing metabolites that may be functionally important in signaling. Sulfide:quinone oxidoreductase (SQOR) catalyzes the initial 2-electron oxidation of H2S to S(0) using coenzyme Q as electron acceptor in a reaction that requires a third substrate to act as the acceptor of S(0)...
January 20, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106808/anti-fatigue-effects-of-the-unique-polysaccharide-marker-of-dendrobium-officinale-on-balb-c-mice
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Wei Wei, Zhi-Peng Li, Tong Zhu, Hau-Yee Fung, Tin-Long Wong, Xin Wen, Dik-Lung Ma, Chung-Hang Leung, Quan-Bin Han
Dendrobium officinale extract shows potent anti-fatigue effects; however, the active substance responsible for these effects remains undetermined. A glucomannan with a huge molecular size of 730 kDa, called DOP, was identified as the unique authentication marker of this expensive herb. DOP exhibited immunomodulating effects on macrophages and lymphocytes in our previous study. Clinical reports also showed that people with fatigue syndrome have a disturbed immune system. Because DOP is the unique and dominant component of D...
January 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106725/bacterial-responses-to-glyoxal-and-methylglyoxal-reactive-electrophilic-species
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Changhan Lee, Chankyu Park
Glyoxal (GO) and methylglyoxal (MG), belonging to α-oxoaldehydes, are produced by organisms from bacteria to humans by glucose oxidation, lipid peroxidation, and DNA oxidation. Since glyoxals contain two adjacent reactive carbonyl groups, they are referred to as reactive electrophilic species (RES), and are damaging to proteins and nucleotides. Therefore, glyoxals cause various diseases in humans, such as diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases, from which all living organisms need to be protected. Although the glyoxalase system has been known for some time, details on how glyoxals are sensed and detoxified in the cell have not been fully elucidated, and are only beginning to be uncovered...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106365/coordinatively-self-assembled-luminescent-gold-nanoparticles-fluorescence-turn-on-system-for-high-efficiency-passive-tumor-imaging
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Xuandi Lai, Lishan Tan, Xiulong Deng, Jinbin Liu, Aiqing Li, Jianyu Liu, Jianqiang Hu
A fluorescence turn-on system for highly efficient and prolonged tumor imaging has been established by Co2+-induced coordination self-assembly strategy, in which luminescent glutathione (GSH)-modified gold nanoparticles (LGAuNPs) are assembled into LGAuNPs assemblies (LGAuNPs-Co) through coordination bond between unoccupied orbit of Co2+ and lone pair electrons of GSH on the surface of LGAuNPs. The LGAuNPs-Co is sensitive to microenvironment pH and its quenched luminescence will be turned on in tumor tissues (acidic microenvironment), which behaves as a fluorescence turn-on system for passive tumor imaging...
January 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106291/ocular-effects-of-sulfur-mustard-and-therapeutic-approaches-a-review
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Yunes Panahi, Seyyed Mahdi Rajaee, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Sulfur mustard (SM) is a strong blistering, highly reactive, lipophilic chemical war agent that causes injury in different organs including the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. The Eyes are especially susceptible to the consequences of SM poisoning because of the aqueous and mucosal nature of conjunctiva and cornea. DNA alkylation and depletion of glutathione, are the most important mechanisms of SM action in the eye injuries. Acute clinical symptoms are including decrease in visual acuity, dryness, photophobia, blepharospasm, conjunctivitis and complaints of foreign body sensation and soreness that gradually progress to severe ocular pain...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106097/lancl-proteins-are-not-involved-in-lanthionine-synthesis-in-mammals
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Chang He, Min Zeng, Debapriya Dutta, Tong Hee Koh, Jie Chen, Wilfred A van der Donk
LanC-like (LanCL) proteins are mammalian homologs of bacterial LanC enzymes, which catalyze the addition of the thiol of Cys to dehydrated Ser residues during the biosynthesis of lanthipeptides, a class of natural products formed by post-translational modification of precursor peptides. The functions of LanCL proteins are currently unclear. A recent proposal suggested that LanCL1 catalyzes the addition of the Cys of glutathione to protein- or peptide-bound dehydroalanine (Dha) to form lanthionine, analogous to the reaction catalyzed by LanC in bacteria...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105490/the-effect-of-dexpanthenol-on-experimentally-induced-ovarian-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-a-biochemical-and-histopathological-evaluation
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Oya Soylu Karapinar, Neslihan Pinar, Oğuzhan Özcan, Esin Atik Doğan, Suphi Bayraktar, Hanifi Şahin, Kenan Dolapçioğlu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of two different doses of dexpanthenol (Dxp) onexperimentally induced ovarian ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury ina rat model. STUDY DESIGN: Forty female rats were randomly divided into fivegroups: Group 1: sham operation; Group 2: 3-h ischaemia; Groups 3: 3-h ischaemia, 3-h reperfusion (I/R); Group 4: I/R + 300 mg/kg Dxp intraperitoneally (i.p) Group 5: I /R + 500 mg/kg Dxpi.p. Total anti-oxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS), oxidative stress index (OSI), tissue malondialdehyde (MDA) and activities of glutathione peroxidase and catalase were calculated...
January 20, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105221/aberrant-promoter-methylation-of-cancer-related-genes-in-human-breast-cancer
#18
Liang Wu, Ye Shen, Xianzhen Peng, Simin Zhang, Ming Wang, Guisheng Xu, Xianzhi Zheng, Jianming Wang, Cheng Lu
The clinical relevance of aberrant DNA methylation is being increasingly recognized in breast cancer. The present study aimed to evaluate the promoter methylation status of seven candidate genes and to explore their potential use as a biomarker for the diagnosis of breast cancer. A total of 70 Chinese patients with breast cancer were recruited, and matched with 20 patients with benign breast disease (BBD). Methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction was performed to measure the methylation status of selected genes...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104507/insights-into-ligand-binding-to-a-glutathione-s-transferase-from-mango-structure-thermodynamics-and-kinetics
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Ignacio Valenzuela-Chavira, Carmen A Contreras-Vergara, Aldo A Arvizu-Flores, Hugo Serrano-Posada, Alonso A Lopez-Zavala, Karina D García-Orozco, Javier Hernandez-Paredes, Enrique Rudiño-Piñera, Vivian Stojanoff, Rogerio R Sotelo-Mundo, Maria A Islas-Osuna
We studied a mango glutathione S-transferase (GST) (Mangifera indica) bound to glutathione (GSH) and S-hexyl glutathione (GSX). This GST Tau class (MiGSTU) had a molecular mass of 25.5 kDa. MiGSTU Michaelis-Menten kinetic constants were determined for their substrates obtaining a Km, Vmax and kcat for CDNB of 0.792 mM, 80.58 mM min(-1) and 68.49 s(-1) respectively and 0.693 mM, 105.32 mM min(-1) and 89.57 s(-1), for reduced GSH respectively. MiGSTU had a micromolar affinity towards GSH (5.2 μM) or GSX (7...
January 16, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104476/combined-effects-of-vitamin-e-and-omega-3-fatty-acids-on-protecting-ambient-pm2-5-induced-cardiovascular-injury-in-rats
#20
Xihao Du, Shuo Jiang, Liang Bo, Jie Liu, Xuejiao Zeng, Yuquan Xie, Qing He, Xingwang Ye, Weiming Song, Jinzhuo Zhao
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to observe whether the combined treatment with vitamin E (vit E) and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (Ω-3 FA) could prevent the fine particulate matter (PM2.5)-induced cardiovascular injury through alleviating inflammation and oxidative stress. At the same time, the appropriate combination dosage of vit E and Ω-3 FA was explored to find an optimized protective dose to protect the injury induced by PM2.5. METHODS: The SD rats were pretreated with different concentration of vit E and Ω-3 FA separately or jointly...
January 8, 2017: Chemosphere
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