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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213190/n-acetylcysteine-for-treating-cocaine-addiction-a-systematic-review
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Marco Antonio Nocito Echevarria, Tassio Andrade Reis, Giulianno Ruffo Capatti, Victor Siciliano Soares, Dartiu Xavier da Silveira, Thiago Marques Fidalgo
The aim of this paper is to extensively review the current literature available on N-acetylcysteine (NAC) treatment for cocaine dependence (clinical and experimental studies). We screened all articles published before February 2016 reporting on the use of NAC as a pharmacological intervention for cocaine dependence or discussed its potential as a therapeutic approach for cocaine dependence. We described our results qualitatively. 21 studies matched our search criteria: 6 clinical trials and 15 animal studies...
February 11, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204974/lipid-peroxidation-dependent-cell-death-regulated-by-gpx4-and-ferroptosis
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Hirotaka Imai, Masaki Matsuoka, Takeshi Kumagai, Taro Sakamoto, Tomoko Koumura
Glutathione peroxidase 4 (Phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase, PHGPx) can directly reduce phospholipid hydroperoxide. Depletion of GPx4 induces lipid peroxidation-dependent cell death in embryo, testis, brain, liver, heart, and photoreceptor cells of mice. Administration of vitamin E in tissue specific GPx4 KO mice restored tissue damage in testis, liver, and heart. These results indicate that suppression of phospholipid peroxidation is essential for cell survival in normal tissues in mice. Ferroptosis is an iron-dependent non-apoptotic cell death that can elicited by pharmacological inhibiting the cystine/glutamate antiporter, system Xc(-) (type I) or directly binding and loss of activity of GPx4 (Type II) in cancer cells with high level RAS-RAF-MEK pathway activity or p53 expression, but not in normal cells...
February 16, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202214/lethal-neonatal-case-and-review-of-primary-short-chain-enoyl-coa-hydratase-sceh-deficiency-associated-with-secondary-lymphocyte-pyruvate-dehydrogenase-complex-pdc-deficiency
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Jirair K Bedoyan, Samuel P Yang, Sacha Ferdinandusse, Rhona M Jack, Alexander Miron, George Grahame, Suzanne D DeBrosse, Charles L Hoppel, Douglas S Kerr, Ronald J A Wanders
Mutations in ECHS1 result in short-chain enoyl-CoA hydratase (SCEH) deficiency which mainly affects the catabolism of various amino acids, particularly valine. We describe a case compound heterozygous for ECHS1 mutations c.836T>C (novel) and c.8C>A identified by whole exome sequencing of proband and parents. SCEH deficiency was confirmed with very low SCEH activity in fibroblasts and nearly absent immunoreactivity of SCEH. The patient had a severe neonatal course with elevated blood and cerebrospinal fluid lactate and pyruvate concentrations, high plasma alanine and slightly low plasma cystine...
February 2, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198397/cystinosis-ctns-zebrafish-mutant-shows-pronephric-glomerular-and-tubular-dysfunction
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Mohamed A Elmonem, Ramzi Khalil, Ladan Khodaparast, Laleh Khodaparast, Fanny O Arcolino, Joseph Morgan, Anna Pastore, Przemko Tylzanowski, Annelii Ny, Martin Lowe, Peter A de Witte, Hans J Baelde, Lambertus P van den Heuvel, Elena Levtchenko
The human ubiquitous protein cystinosin is responsible for transporting the disulphide amino acid cystine from the lysosomal compartment into the cytosol. In humans, Pathogenic mutations of CTNS lead to defective cystinosin function, intralysosomal cystine accumulation and the development of cystinosis. Kidneys are initially affected with generalized proximal tubular dysfunction (renal Fanconi syndrome), then the disease rapidly affects glomeruli and progresses towards end stage renal failure and multiple organ dysfunction...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190603/neuroprotective-effects-of-a-novel-antioxidant-mixture-twendee-x-in-mouse-stroke-model
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Momoko Kusaki, Yasuyuki Ohta, Haruhiko Inufusa, Toru Yamashita, Ryuta Morihara, Yumiko Nakano, Xia Liu, Jingwei Shang, Feng Tian, Yusuke Fukui, Kota Sato, Mami Takemoto, Nozomi Hishikawa, Koji Abe
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress and inflammation are important aggravating factors in acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: In the present study, the neuroprotective effects of a novel antioxidant mixture Twendee X containing multiple antioxidative ingredients, such as coenzyme Q10, ascorbic acid, and cystine, were evaluated. After the pretreatment of a vehicle or Twendee X (20 mg/kg/d) for 14 days, mice were subjected to transient middle cerebral artery occlusion for 60 minutes and further treated with vehicle or Twendee X for 1 or 5 days...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186329/effects-of-antibody-disulfide-bond-reduction-on-purification-process-performance-and-final-drug-substance-stability
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Wai Keen Chung, Brian Russell, Yanhong Yang, Michael Handlogten, Suzanne Hudak, Mingyan Cao, Jihong Wang, David Robbins, Sanjeev Ahuja, Min Zhu
Antibody disulfide bond reduction during monoclonal antibody (mAb) production is a phenomenon that has been attributed to the reducing enzymes from CHO cells acting on the mAb during the harvest process. However, the impact of antibody reduction on the downstream purification process has not been studied. During the production of an IgG2 mAb, antibody reduction was observed in the harvested cell culture fluid (HCCF), resulting in high fragment levels. In addition, aggregate levels increased during the low pH treatment step in the purification process...
February 10, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185919/rheostatic-cd44-isoform-expression-and-its-association-with-oxidative-stress-in-human-malignant-mesothelioma
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Shan Hwu Chew, Yasumasa Okazaki, Shinya Akatsuka, Shenqi Wang, Li Jiang, Yuuki Ohara, Fumiya Ito, Hideyuki Saya, Yoshitaka Sekido, Shinya Toyokuni
CD44 exists as a standard (CD44s) isoform and different variant isoforms (CD44v) due to alternative splicing. While the complex nature of these different isoforms has not been fully elucidated, CD44v expression has been shown to exert oncogenic effects by promoting tumor progression, metastasis and resistance of tumor cells to chemotherapy. One of the CD44v isoforms, CD44v8-10, was recently shown to protect cancer cells from oxidative stress by increasing the synthesis of glutathione (GSH). However, data regarding CD44 isoform expression in malignant mesothelioma (MM) are still lacking...
February 6, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169324/metabolomic-profiling-of-reactive-persulfides-and-polysulfides-in-the-aqueous-and-vitreous-humors
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Hiroshi Kunikata, Tomoaki Ida, Kota Sato, Naoko Aizawa, Tomohiro Sawa, Hiroshi Tawarayama, Namie Murayama, Shigemoto Fujii, Takaaki Akaike, Toru Nakazawa
We investigate the metabolomic profile of reactive persulfides and polysulfides in the aqueous and vitreous humors. Eighteen eyes of 18 consecutive patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and diabetic retinopathy underwent microincision vitrectomy combined with cataract surgery. Samples of the aqueous and vitreous humors were collected and underwent mass spectrometry-based metabolomic profiling of reactive persulfides and polysulfides (polysulfidomics). The effect of reactive polysulfide species on the viability of immortalized retinal cells (the RGC-5 cell line) under oxidative stress (induced with H2O2) was also evaluated with an Alamar Blue assay...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166740/delineation-of-cystinuria-in-saudi-arabia-a-case-series
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Abdulrahman Obaid, Marwan Nashabat, Khalid Al Fakeeh, Abdullah T Al Qahtani, Majid Alfadhel
BACKGROUND: Cystinuria is an inherited metabolic disease that is caused by defects in two genes, SLC3A1 and SLC7A9, which result in a renal reabsorptive defect of cystine and other dibasic amino acids, including ornithine, arginine, and lysine. Patients usually present with recurrent renal calculi and may develop renal impairment. Medical management includes high fluid intake and chelating agents. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study describing cystinuria in Saudi Arabia...
February 6, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165480/%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-treatment-prevents-cystine-urolithiasis-in-a-mouse-model-of-cystinuria
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Tiffany Zee, Neelanjan Bose, Jarcy Zee, Jennifer N Beck, See Yang, Jaspreet Parihar, Min Yang, Sruthi Damodar, David Hall, Monique N O'Leary, Arvind Ramanathan, Roy R Gerona, David W Killilea, Thomas Chi, Jay Tischfield, Amrik Sahota, Arnold Kahn, Marshall L Stoller, Pankaj Kapahi
Cystinuria is an incompletely dominant disorder characterized by defective urinary cystine reabsorption that results in the formation of cystine-based urinary stones. Current treatment options are limited in their effectiveness at preventing stone recurrence and are often poorly tolerated. We report that the nutritional supplement α-lipoic acid inhibits cystine stone formation in the Slc3a1(-/-) mouse model of cystinuria by increasing the solubility of urinary cystine. These findings identify a novel therapeutic strategy for the clinical treatment of cystinuria...
February 6, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159581/recombinant-expression-of-intrepicalcin-from-the-scorpion-vaejovis-intrepidus-and-its-effect-on-skeletal-ryanodine-receptors
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Leonel Vargas-Jaimes, Liang Xiao, Jing Zhang, Lourival D Possani, Héctor H Valdivia, Verónica Quintero-Hernández
BACKGROUND: Scorpion venoms contain toxins that modulate ionic channels, among which are the calcins, a small group of short, basic peptides with an Inhibitor Cystine Knot (ICK) motif that target calcium release channels/ryanodine receptors (RyRs) with high affinity and selectivity. Here we describe the heterologous expression of Intrepicalcin, identified by transcriptomic analysis of venomous glands from Vaejovis intrepidus. METHODS: Recombinant Intrepicalcin was obtained in Escherichia coli BL21-DE3 (periplasm) by fusing the Intrepicalcin gene to sequences coding for signal-peptide, thioredoxin, His-tag and enterokinase cleavage site...
January 31, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159519/intracellular-responsive-dual-delivery-by-endosomolytic-polyplexes-carrying-dna-anchored-porous-silicon-nanoparticles
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Mohammad-Ali Shahbazi, Patrick Vingadas Almeida, Alexandra Correia, Barbara Herranz-Blanco, Neha Shrestha, Ermei Mäkilä, Jarno Salonen, Jouni Hirvonen, Hélder A Santos
Bioresponsive cytosolic nanobased multidelivery has been emerging as an enormously challenging novel concept due to the intrinsic protective barriers of the cells and hardly controllable performances of nanomaterials. Here, we present a new paradigm to advance nano-in-nano integration technology amenable to create multifunctional nanovehicles showing considerable promise to overcome restrictions of intracellular delivery, solve impediments of endosomal localization and aid effectual tracking of nanoparticles...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150103/purification-biochemical-characterization-and-amino-acid-sequence-of-a-novel-type-of-lectin-from-aplysia-dactylomela-eggs-with-antibacterial-antibiofilm-potential
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Rômulo Farias Carneiro, Renato Cézar Farias Torres, Renata Pinheiro Chaves, Mayron Alves de Vasconcelos, Bruno Lopes de Sousa, André Castelo Rodrigues Goveia, Francisco Vassiliepe Arruda, Maria Nágila Carneiro Matos, Helena Matthews-Cascon, Valder Nogueira Freire, Edson Holanda Teixeira, Celso Shiniti Nagano, Alexandre Holanda Sampaio
A new lectin from Aplysia dactylomela eggs (ADEL) was isolated by affinity chromatography on HCl-activated Sepharose™ media. Hemagglutination caused by ADEL was inhibited by several galactosides, mainly galacturonic acid (Ka = 6.05 × 10(6) M(-1)). The primary structure of ADEL consists of 217 residues, including 11 half-cystines involved in five intrachain and one interchain disulfide bond, resulting in a molecular mass of 57,228 ± 2 Da, as determined by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry...
February 1, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132436/the-potent-pro-oxidant-activity-of-rhododendrol-eumelanin-induces-cysteine-depletion-in-b16-melanoma-cells
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Shosuke Ito, Masae Okura, Kazumasa Wakamatsu, Toshiharu Yamashita
RS-4-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol (rhododendrol, RD), a skin-whitening agent, is known to induce leukoderma in some people. To explore the mechanism underlying this effect, we previously showed that the oxidation of RD with mushroom or human tyrosinase produces cytotoxic quinone oxidation products. We then examined the metabolism of RD in B16F1 melanoma cells in vitro and detected RD-pheomelanin and RD-quinone bound to non-protein and protein thiols. In this study, we examined the changes in glutathione (GSH) and cysteine in B16 cells exposed to RD for up to 24 h...
January 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120190/oxidative-stress-response-of-deinococcus-geothermalis-via-a-cystine-importer
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Minwook Kim, Sunwook Jeong, Sangyong Lim, Jeonggu Sim, Ho-Gun Rhie, Sung-Jae Lee
A cystine-dependent anti-oxidative stress response is characterized in Deinococcus geothermalis for the first time. Nevertheless, the same transcriptional directed Δdgeo_1985F mutant strain was revealed to have an identical phenotype to the wild-type strain, while the reverse transcriptional directed Δdgeo_1985R mutant strain was more resistant to oxidative stress at a certain concentration of H2O2 than the wild-type strain. The wild-type and mutant strains expressed equal levels of superoxide dismutase and catalase under H2O2-induced stress...
February 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118364/physical-and-flavor-characteristics-fatty-acid-profile-antioxidant-status-and-nrf2-dependent-antioxidant-enzyme-gene-expression-changes-in-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella-fillets-fed-dietary-valine
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Jian-Bo Luo, Lin Feng, Wei-Dan Jiang, Yang Liu, Pei Wu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
This study was conducted to examine the effects of dietary valine on the physical and flavor characteristics, fatty acid (FA) profile, antioxidant status and Nrf2-dependent antioxidant enzyme gene expression in the muscle of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) fed increasing levels of valine (4.3, 8.0, 10.6, 13.1, 16.9 and 19.1 g/kg) for 8 weeks. Compared with the control group, the group fed valine showed improved physical characteristics of fish fillets (increased relative shear force, hydroxyproline, protein and lipid levels and decreased cathepsin B and L activities, as well as cooking loss, were observed)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116039/dimethyl-fumarate-induces-glutathione-recycling-by-upregulation-of-glutathione-reductase
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Christina Hoffmann, Michael Dietrich, Ann-Kathrin Herrmann, Teresa Schacht, Philipp Albrecht, Axel Methner
Neuronal degeneration in multiple sclerosis has been linked to oxidative stress. Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) is an effective oral therapeutic option shown to reduce disease activity and progression in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. DMF activates the transcription factor nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (NRF2) leading to increased synthesis of the major cellular antioxidant glutathione (GSH) and prominent neuroprotection in vitro. We previously demonstrated that DMF is capable of raising GSH levels even when glutathione synthesis is inhibited, suggesting enhanced GSH recycling...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102305/structure-and-membrane-interactions-of-the-homodimeric-antibiotic-peptide-homotarsinin
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Rodrigo M Verly, Jarbas M Resende, Eduardo F C Junior, Mariana T Q de Magalhães, Carlos F C R Guimarães, Victor H O Munhoz, Marcelo Porto Bemquerer, Fábio C L Almeida, Marcelo M Santoro, Dorila Piló-Veloso, Burkhard Bechinger
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) from amphibian skin are valuable template structures to find new treatments against bacterial infections. This work describes for the first time the structure and membrane interactions of a homodimeric AMP. Homotarsinin, which was found in Phyllomedusa tarsius anurans, consists of two identical cystine-linked polypeptide chains each of 24 amino acid residues. The high-resolution structures of the monomeric and dimeric peptides were determined in aqueous buffers. The dimer exhibits a tightly packed coiled coil three-dimensional structure, keeping the hydrophobic residues screened from the aqueous environment...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086920/absence-of-system-xc-on-immune-cells-invading-the-central-nervous-system-alleviates-experimental-autoimmune-encephalitis
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Ellen Merckx, Giulia Albertini, Magdalena Paterka, Cathy Jensen, Philipp Albrecht, Michael Dietrich, Joeri Van Liefferinge, Eduard Bentea, Lise Verbruggen, Thomas Demuyser, Lauren Deneyer, Jan Lewerenz, Geert van Loo, Jacques De Keyser, Hideyo Sato, Pamela Maher, Axel Methner, Ann Massie
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS), leading to neurodegeneration and chronic disability. Accumulating evidence points to a key role for neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, and excitotoxicity in this degenerative process. System xc(-) or the cystine/glutamate antiporter could tie these pathological mechanisms together: its activity is enhanced by reactive oxygen species and inflammatory stimuli, and its enhancement might lead to the release of toxic amounts of glutamate, thereby triggering excitotoxicity and neurodegeneration...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070834/resveratrol-modulates-gsh-system-in-c6-astroglial-cells-through-heme-oxygenase-1-pathway
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Bernardo Assein Arús, Débora Guerini Souza, Bruna Bellaver, Diogo Onofre Souza, Carlos-Alberto Gonçalves, André Quincozes-Santos, Larissa Daniele Bobermin
Resveratrol is a dietary polyphenol that displays neuroprotective properties in several in vivo and in vitro experimental models, by modulating oxidative and inflammatory responses. Glutathione (GSH) is a key antioxidant in the central nervous system (CNS) that modulates several cellular processes, and its depletion is associated with oxidative stress and inflammation. Therefore, this study sought to investigate the protective effects of resveratrol against GSH depletion pharmacologically induced by buthionine sulfoximine (BSO) in C6 astroglial cells, as well as its underlying cellular mechanisms...
January 9, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
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