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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928660/-1-h-nmr-based-metabolomics-study-of-the-toxicological-effects-in-rats-induced-by-renqing-mangjue-pill-a-traditional-tibetan-medicine
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Can Xu, Caidan Rezeng, Jian Li, Lan Zhang, Yujing Yan, Jian Gao, Yingfeng Wang, Zhongfeng Li, Jianxin Chen
"RenqingMangjue" pill (RMP), as an effective prescription of Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM), has been widely used in treating digestive diseases and ulcerative colitis for over a thousand years. In certain classical Tibetan Medicine, heavy metal may add as an active ingredient, but it may cause contamination unintentionally in some cases. Therefore, the toxicity and adverse effects of TTM became to draw public attention. In this study, 48 male Wistar rats were orally administrated with different dosages of RMP once a day for 15 consecutive days, then half of the rats were euthanized on the 15th day and the remaining were euthanized on the 30th day...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927144/mir-381-inhibits-migration-and-invasion-in-human-gastric-carcinoma-through-downregulatedting-sox4
#2
Mingming Zhang, Shishu Huang, Dan Long
Aberrant expression of microRNAs (miRs) serves essential roles in the generation and progression of various types of human cancer. In the present study, the expression and biological functions of miR-381 in human gastric carcinoma (GC) were focused upon. The results of reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis revealed that the expression of miR-381 was significantly downregulated in GC tissue samples. Furthermore, low expression of miR-381 was identified to be associated with lymphatic metastasis and advanced tumor-node-metastasis stage (III+IV)...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921630/metabolic-assessment-of-a-migraine-model-using-relaxation-enhanced-1-h-spectroscopy-at-ultrahigh-field
#3
Nastaren Abad, Jens T Rosenberg, Tangi Roussel, Dillon C Grice, Michael G Harrington, Samuel C Grant
PURPOSE: This study evaluates biochemical imbalances in a rat model that reflects dysfunctional pathways in migraine. The high sensitivity and spectral dispersion available to (1) H MRS at 21.1 T expands metabolic profiling in this migraine model to include lactate (Lac), taurine (Tau), aspartate, and Gly-a mixture of glycine, glutamine, and glutamate. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley male rats were administered in situ an intraperitoneal injection of nitroglycerin (NTG) to induce the migraine analogue or saline as a control...
September 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920815/preliminary-characterization-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy-in-a-captive-population-of-banded-mongooses-mungos-mungo
#4
Javier López, Joanna Dukes-McEwan, Gabby Drake, Julian Chantrey
Between 2006 and 2015, a high incidence of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) was diagnosed in a captive population of banded mongooses (Mungos mungo) at Chester Zoo, United Kingdom. The aim of this study was to characterize DCM in these mongooses in order to raise awareness of this condition and help inform management and clinical decisions. Prospective clinical assessments, including echocardiography, radiography, and cardiac biomarkers, were carried out in four mongooses remaining in the collection. Radiographs from 15 mature mongooses were reviewed and cardiac size and metrics assessed...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918494/betaine-in-the-brain-characterization-of-betaine-uptake-its-influence-on-other-osmolytes-and-its-potential-role-in-neuroprotection-from-osmotic-stress
#5
Leena S Knight, Quinn Piibe, Ian Lambie, Christopher Perkins, Paul H Yancey
Betaine (N-trimethylglycine), a common osmolyte, has received attention because of the number of clinical reports associating betaine supplementation with improved cognition, neuroprotection and exercise physiology. However, tissue analyses report little accumulation of betaine in brain tissue despite the presence of betaine/GABA transporters (BGT1) at the blood brain barrier and in nervous tissue, calling into question whether betaine influences neuronal function directly or indirectly. Therefore, the focus of this study was to determine what capacity nervous tissue has to accumulate betaine, specifically in the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with learning and memory and one that is particularly susceptible to damage (e...
September 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916270/understanding-taurine-cns-activity-using-alternative-zebrafish-models
#6
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Nathana J Mezzomo, Barbara D Fontana, Allan V Kalueff, Leonardo J G Barcellos, Denis B Rosemberg
Taurine is a highly abundant "amino acid" in the brain. Despite the potential neuroactive role of taurine in vertebrates has long been recognized, the underlying molecular mechanisms related to its pleiotropic effects in the brain remain poorly understood. Due to the genetic tractability, rich behavioral repertoire, neurochemical conservation, and small size, the zebrafish (Danio rerio) has emerged as a powerful candidate for neuropsychopharmacology investigation and in vivo drug screening. Here, we summarize the main physiological roles of taurine in mammals, including neuromodulation, osmoregulation, membrane stabilization, and antioxidant action...
September 12, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915495/impact-of-chemotherapy-on-metabolic-reprogramming-characterization-of-the-metabolic-profile-of-breast-cancer-mda-mb-231-cells-using-1-h-hr-mas-nmr-spectroscopy
#7
Roberta M Maria, Wanessa F Altei, Heloisa S Selistre-de-Araujo, Luiz A Colnago
Doxorubicin, cisplatin, and tamoxifen are part of many chemotherapeutic regimens. However, studies investigating the effect of chemotherapy on the metabolism of breast cancer cells are still limited. We used (1)H high-resolution magic angle spinning (HR-MAS) NMR spectroscopy to study the metabolic profile of human breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cells either untreated (control) or treated with tamoxifen, cisplatin, and doxorubicin. (1)H HR-MAS NMR single pulse spectra evidenced signals from all mobile cell compounds, including fatty acids (membranes), water-soluble proteins, and metabolites...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915340/metabolic-profile-of-visual-cortex-in-diabetic-rats-measured-with-in-vivo-proton-mrs
#8
Shuang Li, Xinghua Wang, Junjie Yang, Hao Lei, Xuxia Wang, Yi Xiang
The purpose of the present study was to characterize the metabolic profile of the visual cortex in streptozotocin-induced Type 1 diabetic rats by means of in vivo proton MRS. Several metabolite concentration ratios in the visual cortex were calculated. In addition, postmortem histologic analyses for retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss, optic nerve injury and visual cortex alterations were monitored. The results showed that diabetes induced several changes in visual cortex metabolites, such as reduced N-acetylaspartate, glutamate, γ-aminobutyric acid, taurine and choline-containing compound levels...
September 15, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914810/an-nmr-based-metabolomic-approach-to-unravel-the-preventive-effect-of-water-soluble-extract-from-dendrobium-officinale-kimura-migo-on-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-mice
#9
Hong Zheng, Linlin Pan, Pengtao Xu, Jianjun Zhu, Ruohan Wang, Wenzong Zhu, Yongsheng Hu, Hongchang Gao
Dendrobium officinale Kimura & Migo (D. officinale) is a precious herbal medicine. In this study, we investigated metabolic mechanism underlying the effect of D. officinale water extract (DOWE) on diabetes prevention in mice after streptozotocin (STZ) exposure using NMR-based metabolomics. Interestingly, we found a decrease in blood glucose and an increase in liver glycogen in mice pretreated with DOWE after STZ exposure. The DOWE pretreatment significantly increased citrate and glutamine in the serum as well as creatine, alanine, leucine, isoleucine, valine, glutamine, glutathione and taurine in the liver of STZ-treated mice...
September 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912724/abnormalities-in-the-polysomnographic-adenosine-and-metabolic-response-to-sleep-deprivation-in-an-animal-model-of-hyperammonemia
#10
Selena Marini, Olena Santangeli, Pirjo Saarelainen, Benita Middleton, Namrata Chowdhury, Debra J Skene, Rodolfo Costa, Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen, Sara Montagnese
Patients with liver cirrhosis can develop hyperammonemia and hepatic encephalopathy (HE), accompanied by pronounced daytime sleepiness. Previous studies with healthy volunteers show that experimental increase in blood ammonium levels increases sleepiness and slows the waking electroencephalogram. As ammonium increases adenosine levels in vitro, and adenosine is a known regulator of sleep/wake homeostasis, we hypothesized that the sleepiness-inducing effect of ammonium is mediated by adenosine. Eight adult male Wistar rats were fed with an ammonium-enriched diet for 4 weeks; eight rats on standard diet served as controls...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906095/can-taurine-energy-drink-worsen-psoriasis
#11
Michela Magnano, Vera Tengattini, Alessandro Traniello Gradassi, Beatrice Raone, Annalisa Patrizi, Federico Bardazzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906007/intergrated-metabonomic-study-of-the-effects-of-guizhi-fuling-capsule-intervention-on-primary-dysmenorrheal-using-rp-uplc-ms-complementary-with-hilic-uplc-ms-technique
#12
Lang Lang, Zhaorui Meng, Lan Sun, Wei Xiao, Longshan Zhao, Zhili Xiong
Guizhi Fuling capsule (GFC), developed from the traditional Chinese prescription of Guizhi Fuling Wan, has been commonly used for the treatment of primary dysmenorrheal (PD). However, the intervention effective mechanism in vivo has not been well elucidated. In this study, an integrated plasma metabonomic strategy based on RP-UPLC-MS coupled with HILIC-UPLC-MS technique has been developed to investigate the global therapeutic effects and intervention mechanisms of Guizhi Fuling capsule (GFC) on dysmenorrhea rats induced by oxytocin...
September 14, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902349/tug1-promotes-osteosarcoma-tumorigenesis-by-upregulating-ezh2-expression-via-mir-144-3p
#13
Jiaqing Cao, Xinyou Han, Xin Qi, Xiangyun Jin, Xiaolin Li
lncRNA-TUG1 (Taurine upregulated 1) is up-regulated and highly correlated with poor prognosis and disease status in osteosarcoma. TUG1 knockdown inhibits osteosarcoma cell proliferation, migration and invasion, and promotes apoptosis. However, its mechanism of action has not been well addressed. Growing evidence documented that lncRNA works as competing endogenous (ce)RNAs to modulate the expression and biological functions of miRNA. As a putative combining target of TUG1, miR-144-3p has been associated with the progress of osteosarcoma...
August 30, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901489/uplc%C3%A2-qtofms%C3%A2-based-metabolomic-analysis-of-the-serum-of-hypoxic-preconditioning-mice
#14
Jie Liu, Gang Zhan, Dewei Chen, Jian Chen, Zhi-Bin Yuan, Er-Long Zhang, Yi-Xing Gao, Gang Xu, Bing-Da Sun, Wenting Liao, Yu-Qi Gao
Hypoxic preconditioning (HPC) is well‑known to exert a protective effect against hypoxic injury; however, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unclear. The present study utilized a serum metabolomics approach to detect the alterations associated with HPC. In the present study, an animal model of HPC was established by exposing adult BALB/c mice to acute repetitive hypoxia four times. The serum samples were collected by orbital blood sampling. Metabolite profiling was performed using ultra‑performance liquid chromatography‑quadrupole time‑of‑flight mass spectrometry (UPLC‑QTOFMS), in conjunction with univariate and multivariate statistical analyses...
September 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901436/taurine%C3%A2-upregulated-gene-1-a-vital-long-non%C3%A2-coding-rna-associated-with-cancer-in-humans-review
#15
Wen-Yu Wang, Yan-Fen Wang, Pei Ma, Tong-Peng Xu, Yong-Qian Shu
It is widely reported that long non‑coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in regulating cell differentiation, proliferation, apoptosis and other biological processes. Certain lncRNAs have been found to be crucial in various types of tumor. Taurine‑upregulated gene 1 (TUG1) has been shown to be expressed in a tissue‑specific pattern and exert oncogenic or tumor suppressive functions in different types of cancer in humans. According to previous studies, TUG1 is predominantly located in the nucleus and may regulate gene expression at the transcriptional level...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901400/taurine-alleviates-lipopolysaccharide%C3%A2-induced-liver-injury-by-anti%C3%A2-inflammation-and-antioxidants-in-rats
#16
Yueyan Liu, Feng Li, Li Zhang, Jianfeng Wu, Yanmei Wang, Hong Yu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of taurine on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)‑induced liver injury and its mechanisms. Male rats were randomly divided into three groups: Normal saline, LPS model and taurine treatment. Experimental animals were treated with saline or taurine (dissolved in saline, 200 mg/kg/day) via intravenous injection. After 2 h, saline or LPS (0.5 mg/kg) was administrated via intraperitoneal injection. Markers of liver injury, pro‑inflammatory cytokines and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity were determined in plasma...
August 31, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895768/protective-effects-of-taurine-against-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-by-inhibition-of-gelatinases-mmp-2-and-mmp-9-and-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling
#17
Z Cavdar, C Ural, A Celik, S Arslan, G Terzioglu, S Ozbal, S Yildiz, U B Ergur, E Guneli, T Camsari, G Akdogan
Dysregulated expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) is closely associated with the pathogenesis of renal ischemia/reperfusion injury (I/R). The production of excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) causes tissue damage. Increased ROS production causes activation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling, which participates in gene regulation of MMPs, especially MMP-2 and MMP-9 (gelatinases). Taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) in mammalian cells functions in bile acid conjugation, maintenance of calcium homeostasis, osmoregulation, membrane stabilization, and antioxidation, antiinflammatory, and antiapoptotic action...
September 12, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895647/sliding-doors-heteromeric-volume-sensitive-osmolyte-channels
#18
Ian H Lambert
Release of the organic osmolyte taurine from mammalian cells following osmotic cell swelling, impacts not only cell volume but also cellular membrane dynamics, antioxidative capacity, metabolism, as well as apoptotic progression. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
September 12, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893651/obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-associated-with-altered-midbrain-chemical-concentrations
#19
Paul M Macey, Manoj K Sarma, Janani P Prasad, Jennifer A Ogren, Ravi Aysola, Ronald M Harper, M Albert Thomas
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is accompanied by altered structure and function in cortical, limbic, brainstem, and cerebellar regions. The midbrain is relatively unexamined, but contains many integrative nuclei which mediate physiological functions that are disrupted in OSA. We therefore assessed the chemistry of the midbrain in OSA in this exploratory study. We used a recently-developed accelerated 2D magnetic resonance spectroscopy (2D-MRS) technique, compressed sensing-based 4D echo-planar J-resolved spectroscopic imaging (4D-EP-JRESI), to measure metabolites in the midbrain of 14 OSA (mean age±SD:54...
September 8, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886741/taurine-and-tea-polyphenols-combination-ameliorate-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-rats
#20
Wenhua Zhu, Siwen Chen, Ronggui Chen, Zhiqing Peng, Jun Wan, Benyan Wu
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a progressive form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, for which there is currently no safe and effective drug for therapy. In this study, we explored the effects of taurine, tea polyphenols (TPs), or a combination thereof, on NASH rats. METHODS: Rats were divided into a normal group, a high-fat diet induced model group and a treatment group (including taurine, TPs, or taurine + TPs treatment for 8 weeks). Twelve weeks later, all rats were sacrificed, and serum transaminase, lipid and lipopolysaccharide levels and hepatic oxidative stress levels were determined...
September 8, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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