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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437891/the-therapeutic-effect-of-nano-encapsulated-and-nano-emulsion-forms-of-carvacrol-on-experimental-liver-fibrosis
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Jihan Hussein, Mona El-Banna, Khaled F Mahmoud, Safaa Morsy, Yasmin Abdel Latif, Dalia Medhat, Eman Refaat, Abdel Razik Farrag, Sherien M El-Daly
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to compare the therapeutic efficiency of nano-encapsulated and nano-emulsion carvacrol administration on liver injury in thioacetamide (TAA) treated rats. METHODS: To fulfill our target, we used sixty male albino rats classified into six groups as follow: control, nano-encapsulated carvacrol, nano-emulsion carvacrol, thioacetamide, treated nano-encapsulated carvacrol and treated nano-emulsion carvacrol groups. Blood samples were collected from all groups and the separated serum was used for analysis of the following biochemical parameters; aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), S100 B protein, alpha fetoprotein (AFP) and caspase-3...
April 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437864/linear-no-threshold-default-assumptions-are-unwarranted-for-cytotoxic-endpoints-independently-triggered-by-ultrasensitive-molecular-switches
#2
Kenneth T Bogen
Crump's response in this issue to my critique of linear-no-threshold (LNT) default assumptions for noncancer and nongenotoxic cancer risks (Risk Analysis 2016; 36(3):589-604) is rebutted herein. Crump maintains that distinguishing between a low-dose linear dose response and a threshold dose response on the basis of dose-response data is impossible even for endpoints involving increased cytotoxicity. My rebuttal relies on descriptions and specific illustrations of two well-characterized ultrasensitive molecular switches that govern two key cytoprotective responses to cellular stress-heat shock response and antioxidant response element activation, respectively-each of which serve to suppress stress-induced apoptotic cell death unless overwhelmed...
April 24, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437745/comparative-study-of-the-effects-of-gadolinium-chloride-and-gadolinium-based-magnetic-resonance-imaging-contrast-agent-on-freshwater-mussel-dreissena-plymorpha
#3
Houda Hanana, Patrice Turcotte, Chantale André, Christian Gagnon, François Gagné
Gadolinium (Gd), a metal of the lanthanide series used in various industrial and medical purposes is released into the aquatic environment. However, there are few aquatic toxicological studies addressing environmental effects of Gd which remains unknown in aquatic animals. Therefore, this study aimed to compare the effects of GdCl3 and a gadolinium-based MRI contrast agent (Omniscan), in zebra mussels after 28 days through a multibiomarker approach. Data revealed that after GdCl3 exposure, the mRNA level of metallothionein (MT) was modulated, those of cytochrome c oxidase (CO1) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) were increased, while gene expressions of catalase (CAT) and glutathione-S-transferase (GST) were downregulated...
April 21, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437699/structure-and-dynamics-of-cetyltrimethylammonium-chloride-sodium-dodecylsulfate-ctac-sds-catanionic-vesicles-high-value-nano-vehicles-from-low-cost-surfactants
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Irene Russo Krauss, Riccardo Imperatore, Augusta De Santis, Alessandra Luchini, Luigi Paduano, Gerardino D'Errico
HYPOTHESIS: Catanionic vesicles based on large-scale produced surfactants represent a promising platform for the design of innovative, effective and relatively inexpensive nano-vehicles for a variety of actives. Structural, dynamic and functional behavior of these aggregates is finely tuned by the molecular features of their components and can be opportunely tailored for their applications as drug carriers. EXPERIMENTS: Here we investigate the aggregates formed by CTAC and SDS, two of the most diffused surfactants, by means of Dynamic Light Scattering, Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectroscopy (EPR)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437655/peripheral-artery-disease-redox-signaling-oxidative-stress-basic-and-clinical-aspects
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REVIEW
Sebastian Steven, Andreas Daiber, Jörn F Dopheide, Thomas Münzel, Christine Espinola-Klein
Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS and RNS, e.g. H2O2, nitric oxide) confer redox regulation of essential cellular signaling pathways such as cell differentiation, proliferation, migration and apoptosis. At higher concentrations, ROS and RNS lead to oxidative stress and oxidative damage of biomolecules (e.g. via formation of peroxynitrite, fenton chemistry). Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is characterized by severe ischemic conditions in the periphery leading to intermittent claudication and critical limb ischemia (end stage)...
April 13, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437452/enhanced-antibacterial-metabolite-production-through-the-application-of-statistical-methodologies-by-a-streptomyces-nogalater-niist-a30-isolated-from-western-ghats-forest-soil
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Jubi Jacob, Reshma Uma Rajendran, Syama Hari Priya, Jayamurthy Purushothaman, Dileep Kumar Bhaskaran Nair Saraswathy Amma
Streptomyces strains isolated from Nelliyampathy forest soil of Western Ghats, Kerala, India were evaluated for their antibacterial efficacy against two indicator pathogenic bacteria (Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus). Among 140 strains tested, sixteen recorded potent antibacterial properties and were further screened against eleven bacterial pathogens. A strain identified as Streptomyces nogalater and designated as NIIST A30 exhibited maximum inhibition against all the test pathogens. Among the eight fermentation media tested, inorganic salts starch broth recorded the best for antibacterial production...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436532/bis-phenylimidazoselenazolyl-diselenide-elicits-antinociceptive-effect-by-modulating-myeloperoxidase-activity-nox-and-nfkb-levels-in-the-collagen-induced-arthritis-mouse-model
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Pietro M Chagas, Bruna C W Fulco, Marcel H M Sari, Juliano A Roehrs, Cristina W Nogueira
Bis(phenylimidazoselenazolyl) diselenide (BPIS) is an organoselenium with acute antinociceptive and antioxidant properties. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate BPIS effect on a collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) model in mice. METHODS: Protocol of exposure consisted in arthritis induction by chicken collagen type II on day 0 with booster injection on day 21. On day 60 after collagen injection, incidence of mechanic allodynia (Von Frey test) or thermal hyperalgesia (hot plate test) was evaluated...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436323/new-germplasms-of-the-culinary-medicinal-button-mushroom-agaricus-bisporus-agaricomycetes-two-wild-strains-from-the-tibetan-plateau-china
#8
Bin-Bin Li, Si-Ping Jiang, Ai-Guo Xu, Phurbu Dorji, Wen-Jing Wang, Xiao-Liang Wang, Tie-Zheng Wei, Zu-Tang Zhang, Yi-Jian Yao
Agaricus bisporus is one of the most important commercially cultivated culinary-medicinal mushrooms worldwide. In China, most of the cultivated strains of the fungus were introduced from other countries and cultivated in the eastern provinces. In this study, 2 wild strains of A. bisporus, 2091 and 2094, isolated from fresh specimens collected from the Tibetan Plateau, were domesticated and cultivated alongside a commercial hybrid strain, As2796, in Lhasa, China, for comparison in order to provide new germplasms for cultivation...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436321/screening-of-bioactive-compounds-of-medicinal-mushrooms-collected-on-tunisian-territory
#9
Ayda Khadhri, Chedia Aouadhi, Samira Aschi-Smiti
This study is, to our knowledge, the first to investigate the pharmacological importance of wild Tunisian mushrooms. Ethanolic extracts of 5 Tunisian mushrooms-Phellinus torulosus, Fomes fomentarius, Trametes versicolor, Pisolithus albus, and Fomitopsis pinicola-were collected from the Kroumirie Region (North Tunisia). The dry basidomes of mushrooms were extracted using ethanol and evaluated for total polyphenol, flavonoid, flavonol, tannin, proanthocyanidin, and anthocyanin content. In addition, their antioxidant activities were determined using 3 assays (testing 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl [DPPH] radical scavenging, the reducing power of iron, and the iron-chelating power)...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436319/in-vitro-antioxidant-and-in-vivo-hypolipidemic-effects-of-the-king-oyster-culinary-medicinal-mushroom-pleurotus-eryngii-var-ferulae-ddl01-agaricomycetes-in-rats-with-high-fat-diet-induced-fatty-liver-and-hyperlipidemia
#10
Jun-Hui Choi, Dae-Won Kim, Seung Kim, Sung-Jun Kim
We investigated the effect of the culinary-medicinal mushroom Pleurotus eryngii var. ferulae DDL01 on oxidative damage in the liver and brain and a high-fat/high-cholesterol-induced hyperlipidemic model. In in vitro studies, the water extracts of the fruiting bodies showed strong scavenging activities of DPPH (139.46 ± 3.2 μg) and hydroxyl (139.46 ± 3.2 μg) radicals. Moreover, the extracts showed Fe2+ chelating and reducing abilities, as well as a large amount of polyphenols and an inhibitory effect on lipid peroxidation in the liver and brain tissues...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436274/depletion-of-hdl3-high-density-lipoprotein-and-altered-functionality-of-hdl2-in-blood-from-sickle-cell-patients
#11
Eric Soupene, Sandra K Larkin, Frans A Kuypers
In sickle cell disease (SCD), alterations of cholesterol metabolism is in part related to abnormal levels and activity of plasma proteins such as lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT), and apolipoprotein A-I (ApoA-I). In addition, the size distribution of ApoA-I high density lipoproteins (HDL) differs from normal blood. The ratio of the amount of HDL2 particle relative to the smaller higher density pre-β HDL (HDL3) particle was shifted toward HDL2. This lipoprotein imbalance is exacerbated during acute vaso-occlusive episodes (VOE) as the relative levels of HDL3 decrease...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436198/effects-of-selenium-on-apoptosis-and-abnormal-amino-acid-metabolism-induced-by-excess-fatty-acid-in-isolated-rat-hepatocytes
#12
Zhigang Zhang, Siyu Li, Huijie Jiang, Biying Liu, Zhanjun Lv, Changming Guo, Haili Zhang
SCOPE: Increased serum free fatty acid (FFA) occurs in subjects with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and also triggers oxidative stress, apoptosis, and insulin resistance. Selenium (Se) is an antioxidant agent. However, the effect of Se on NAFLD or diabetes is still unclear. We investigated the effect of Se on apoptosis and abnormal amino acid metabolism initiated by excess FFA in isolated rat hepatocytes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Primary hepatocytes from rats were isolated and exposed to excessive FFA (0...
April 24, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436044/structure-bioactivity-and-synthesis-of-methylated-flavonoids
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REVIEW
Lingrong Wen, Yueming Jiang, Jiali Yang, Yupeng Zhao, Miaomiao Tian, Bao Yang
Methylated flavonoids are an important type of natural flavonoid derivative with potentially multiple health benefits; among other things, they have improved bioavailability compared with flavonoid precursors. Flavonoids have been documented to have broad bioactivities, such as anticancer, immunomodulation, and antioxidant activities, that can be elevated, to a certain extent, by methylation. Understanding the structure, bioactivity, and bioavailability of methylated flavonoids, therefore, is an interesting topic with broad potential applications...
April 24, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436036/oxidative-behavior-of-catechin-in-the-presence-of-inactive-dry-yeasts-a-comparison-with-sulfur-dioxide-ascorbic-acid-and-glutathione
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Piergiorgio Comuzzo, Rosanna Toniolo, Franco Battistutta, Marion Lizee, Rossella Svigelj, Roberto Zironi
BACKGROUND: The antioxidant capacity of an inactive dry yeast preparation (YD) was investigated by conventional analytical methods (spectrophotometry, HPLC) as well as by cyclic voltammetry (CV), in a (+)-catechin model wine and compared with certain of the most common antioxidants found in wine: sulfur dioxide, ascorbic acid and glutathione. RESULTS: Sulfur dioxide (SO2 ) was the highest performing substance in protecting (+)-catechin against browning, followed by ascorbic acid and the YD preparation...
April 24, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436007/overexpression-of-the-regulatory-subunit-of-glutamate-cysteine-ligase-enhances-monoclonal-antibody-production-in-cho-cells
#15
Camila A Orellana, Esteban Marcellin, Peter P Gray, Lars K Nielsen
For decades, Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells have been the preferred host for therapeutic monoclonal antibody (mAb) production; however, increasing mAb titer by rational engineering remains a challenge. Our previous proteomic analysis in CHO cells suggested that a higher content of glutathione (GSH) might be related to higher productivity. GSH is an important antioxidant, cell detoxifier, and is required to ensure the formation of native disulfide bonds in proteins. To investigate the involvement of GSH in mAb production, we generated stable CHO cell lines overexpressing genes involved in the first step of GSH synthesis; namely the glutamate-cysteine ligase catalytic subunit (Gclc) and the glutamate-cysteine ligase modifier subunit (Gclm)...
April 24, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435534/antioxidant-properties-of-novel-dimers-derived-from-natural-%C3%AE-elemene-through-inhibiting-h2o2-induced-apoptosis
#16
Jichao Chen, Ruifan Wang, Tianyu Wang, Qilong Ding, Aliahmad Khalil, Shengtao Xu, Aijun Lin, Hequan Yao, Weijia Xie, Zheying Zhu, Jinyi Xu
A series of novel β-elemene dimer derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their antioxidant activities. The results indicated that most of the target compounds showed more potent cytoprotective effects than positive control vitamin E. In particular, dimer D5 exhibited the strongest antioxidant activity, which was significantly superior to the active compound D1 obtained in our previous study. Besides, D5 did not produce obvious cytotoxicity in normal human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and increased the viability of HUVECs injured by H2O2 in a concentration-dependent manner...
April 13, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435434/study-of-the-cytotoxic-effects-of-2-5-diaziridinyl-3-6-dimethyl-1-4-benzoquinone-medzq-in-mouse-hepatoma-cells
#17
Rasa Jarasiene-Burinskaja, Milda Alksne, Violeta Bartuskiene, Violeta Voisniene, Jaroslav Burinskij, Narimantas Cenas, Virginija Bukelskiene
A number of quinones have been shown to be efficient anticancer agents. However, some mechanisms of their action, in particular cell signaling are not well understood. The aim of this study was to partly fill this gap by characterizing the mode of cytotoxicity of 2,5-diaziridinyl-3,6-dimethyl-1,4-benzoquinone (MeDZQ) in malignant mouse hepatoma cells (MH-22A) with regard to the expression and activation of main molecules in MAPK cell signaling pathway. The study revealed unequal roles of MAP kinases in MeDZQ-induced cell death: the compound did not induce significant changes in ERK expression or its phosphorylation; JNK appeared to be responsible for cell survival, however, p38 kinase was shown to be involved in cell death...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435433/effect-of-melatonin-supplemented-at-the-light-or-dark-period-on-recovery-of-sciatic-nerve-injury-in-rats
#18
Enas Ezzat Rateb, Shaimaa Nasr Amin, Nashwa El-Tablawy, Laila Ahmed Rashed, Samah El-Attar
Peripheral nerve injuries can cause disabilities, social or economic problems. Melatonin, the secretory product of the pineal gland has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of melatonin on the recovery of sciatic nerve after injury, comparing its effect when given in the light or the dark periods. Forty adult male Albino rats were allocated into four groups: control, nerve injury, nerve injury + melatonin given at light and nerve injury + melatonin given at dark...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435431/dioscin-induces-demethylation-of-dapk-1-and-rassf-1alpha-genes-via-the-antioxidant-capacity-resulting-in-apoptosis-of-bladder-cancer-t24-cells
#19
Qiang Zhou, Wie Song, Wei Xiao
DNA methylation at CpG rich regions often occurs at tumor suppressor gene promoters, resulting in reduced gene expression and final carcinogenesis. Hypermethylation of tumor suppressor genes, including DAPK-1 and RASSF-1α genes, have been found in patients with bladder carcinoma (BC) in some western countries. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) was reported to play a causative role in gene hypermethylation. In this study, we detected the methylation status and expression of DAPK1 and RASSF-1α genes in tissue samples from Chinese BC patients, using methylation-specific PCR, reverse transcription PCR and western blotting...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435430/influence-of-daily-oral-prophylactic-selenium-treatment-on-the-dibutyltin-dichloride-dbtc-induced-pancreatitis-in-rats
#20
J Merkord, N Görl, M Lemke, A Berg, H Weber, R Ramer, G Hennighausen
Dibutyltin dichloride (DBTC) is an organotin compound used as model for acute and chronic pancreatitis. Oxidative stress is one of the mechanisms of propagation of acinar cell injury in acute pancreatitis. Selenium is an essential cofactor in the antioxidant glutathione peroxidase pathway. Selenium levels are described to be subnormal in patients with acute and chronic pancreatitis. The aim of our studies was to determine the prophylactic effect of Na-selenite [5 mg kg(-1) body weight (b.w.) per os (p.o.) 7 days] on the pathogenesis and course of DBTC- induced pancreatitis...
2017: EXCLI journal
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