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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793199/effects-of-acute-and-chronic-exposures-of-fluoxetine-on-the-chinese-fish-topmouth-gudgeon-pseudorasbora-parva
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Hongxing Chen, Xiangfeng Zeng, Lei Mu, Liping Hou, Bin Yang, Jianliang Zhao, Daniel Schlenk, Wu Dong, Lingtian Xie, Qianru Zhang
Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor used as an antidepressant and has been frequently detected in aquatic environments. However, its effects in fish from Asia remain relatively less studied. In this study, the topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva was exposed to 0, 50, and 200 µg/L of fluoxetine for 4 h and 42 d. The effects of fluoxetine on biometrics were compared to biochemical endpoints indicative of stress in different fish tissues (brain, liver, gills and intestine) following exposures...
May 21, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793165/inhibition-of-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-mice-by-exogenous-thymosin%C3%AE-4-treatment
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Lei Wang, Xiankui Li, Cai Chen
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of exogenous thymosinβ4 (Tβ4) treatment in acetaminophen (APAP)-induced hepatotoxicity. METHODS: Liver injury was induced in mice by a single intraperitoneal injection of APAP (500 mg/kg). Exogenous Tβ4 was intraperitoneally administrated at 0 h, 2 h and 4 h after APAP injection. Chloroquine (CQ) (60 mg/kg) was intraperitoneally injected 2 h before APAP administration to inhibit autophagy. Six hours after APAP injection liver injury was evaluated by histological examinations, biochemical measurements and enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISAs)...
May 21, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793090/anti-haemostatic-compounds-from-the-vampire-snail-cumia-reticulata-molecular-cloning-and-in-silico-structure-function-analysis
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Maria Vittoria Modica, Jonathan Reinoso Sánchez, Andrea Pasquadibisceglie, Marco Oliverio, Paolo Mariottini, Manuela Cervelli
Blood-feeding animals are known for their ability to produce bioactive compounds to impair haemostasis and suppress pain perception in the host. These compounds are extremely appealing for pharmacological development since they are generally very effective and specific for their molecular target. A preliminary RNA-Seq based characterization of the secretion from salivary and mid-oesophageal tissues of the vampire snail Cumia reticulata, revealed a complex mixture of feeding-related transcripts with potential anaesthetic and anticoagulant action...
May 16, 2018: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793000/effect-of-a-bisphosphonate-and-selective-estrogen-receptor-modulator-on-bone-remodeling-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-and-ovariectomized-rat-model
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Young-Seok Lee, Rishab Gupta, Jeong-Taik Kwon, Dae-Chul Cho, Ye Jin Seo, Sung Young Seu, Eui Kyun Park, Inbo Han, Chi-Heon Kim, Joo-Kyung Sung, Kyoung-Tae Kim
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Diabetes and menopause can cause severe osteoporosis. In general, menopause and diabetes can lead to an imbalance in bone turnover, which results in secondary osteoporosis. However, the efficacy of antiresorptive drugs against this form of osteoporosis has not been extensively evaluated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the changes in vertebral bone remodeling when postmenopausal osteoporosis is accompanied by diabetes and the efficacy of bisphosphonates and selective estrogen-receptor modulators (SERMs) against these outcomes...
May 21, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792957/high-activity-production-of-xylanase-by-pichia-stipitis-purification-characterization-kinetic-evaluation-and-xylooligosaccharides-production
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Changhe Ding, Mengxing Li, Yuqi Hu
As an industrially important biological macromolecule, xylanase hydrolyzes xylan to produce xylooligosaccarides (XOS). XOS, with a degree of polymerization (DP) 2 to 4, are important prebiotics used as food ingredients. In this study, xylanase (5536 U/g substrate) was produced by Pichia stipitis using corncob and wheat bran mixture under solid state fermentation. Crude xylanase were purified and biochemically characterized. XOS hydrolyzed by crude and purified xylanases were quantified. Molecular weight of the purified enzyme was around 31...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792931/engineering-the-production-of-dipicolinic-acid-in-e-coli
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Maria K McClintock, Grant W Fahnhorst, Thomas R Hoye, Kechun Zhang
Dicarboxylic acids, such as the phthalic acids and their derivatives, are monomeric components in several important polyesters and polyamides. In most cases, these compounds are derived from fossil fuels and are not easily biodegradable. Dipicolinic acid (DPA) is a biologically derived aromatic di-acid that has a similar structure to isophthalic acid. Furthermore, DPA has been shown to make polyesters, is readily biodegradable, and is non-toxic. DPA is naturally produced by Bacillus and Clostridium species during sporulation and can comprise up to 15% of the dry weight...
May 21, 2018: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792927/bacillus-subtilis-as-probiotic-candidate-for-red-sea-bream-growth-performance-oxidative-status-and-immune-response-traits
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Amr I Zaineldin, Sayed Hegazi, Shunsuke Koshio, Manabu Ishikawa, Abdulnasser Bakr, Abeer M S El-Keredy, Mahmoud A O Dawood, Serge Dossou, Weilong Wang, Zhang Yukun
The effects of dietary administration of Bacillus subtilis on the growth, digestive enzyme activity, blood chemistry, oxidative status and immune response of red sea bream (Pagrus major) were evaluated in the current study. Fish fed five different levels of B. subtilis at 0 (BS0), 1 × 104 (BS1), 1 × 106 (BS2), 1 × 108 (BS3) and 1 × 1010 (BS4) CFU kg-1 diet for 60 days. The obtained results showed that B. subtilis supplementation significantly improved growth performance (FBW, WG and SGR), feed utilization (FI, FCE, PER and PG) and whole-body protein content when compared to the control group (P < 0...
May 21, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792923/high-throughput-sequencing-identifies-chilling-responsive-genes-in-sweetpotato-ipomoea-batatas-lam-during-storage
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Zeyi Xie, Zhilin Zhou, Hongmin Li, Jingjing Yu, Jiaojiao Jiang, Zhonghou Tang, Daifu Ma, Baohong Zhang, Yonghua Han, Zongyun Li
Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas L.) is a globally important economic food crop. It belongs to Convolvulaceae family and origins in the tropics; however, sweetpotato is sensitive to cold stress during storage. In this study, we performed transcriptome sequencing to investigate the sweetpotato response to chilling stress during storage. A total of 110,110 unigenes were generated via high-throughput sequencing. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) analysis showed that 18,681 genes were up-regulated and 21,983 genes were down-regulated in low temperature condition...
May 21, 2018: Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792865/aspirin-restores-abt-737-mediated-apoptosis-in-human-renal-carcinoma-cells
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Yen-Chuan Ou, Jian-Ri Li, Jiaan-Der Wang, Wen-Ying Chen, Yu-Hsiang Kuan, Ching-Ping Yang, Su-Lan Liao, Hsi-Chi Lu, Chun-Jung Chen
Aspirin is a novel chemopreventive agent against malignancy. However, outcomes of aspirin monotherapy of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are inconsistent across studies. ABT-737, an BH3 mimetic inhibitor, is also a promising antitumor drug. Cancer cells including those from RCC, that have high levels of Mcl-1, are refractory to ABT-737-induced apoptosis. We here investigated how aspirin treatment modulates the ABT-737-induced apoptosis. Using the in vitro model of human 786-O cells, we showed that aspirin had sensitized cells to ABT-737 induced apoptosis...
May 21, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792858/luciferase-of-the-japanese-syllid-polychaete-odontosyllis-umdecimdonta
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Darrin T Schultz, Alexey A Kotlobay, Rustam Ziganshin, Artyom Bannikov, Nadezhda M Markina, Tatiana V Chepurnyh, Ekaterina S Shakhova, Ksenia Palkina, Steven H D Haddock, Ilia V Yampolsky, Yuichi Oba
Odontosyllis undecimdonta is a marine syllid polychaete that produces bright internal and exuded bioluminescence. Despite over fifty years of biochemical investigation into Odontosyllis bioluminescence, the light-emitting small molecule substrate and catalyzing luciferase protein have remained a mystery. Here we describe the discovery of a bioluminescent protein fraction from O. undecimdonta, the identification of the luciferase using peptide and RNA sequencing, and the in vitro reconstruction of the bioluminescence reaction using highly purified O...
May 21, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792821/exhaustive-exercise-induced-oxidative-stress-alteration-of-erythrocyte-oxygen-release-capacity
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Yanlian Xiong, Yanlei Xiong, Yueming Wang, Yajin Zhao, Yaojin Li, Yang Ren, Ruofeng Wang, Mingzi Zhao, Yitong Hao, Haibei Liu, Xiang Wang
The aim of the present study is to explore the effect of exhaustive running exercise (ERE) in the oxygen release capacity of rat erythrocytes. Rats were divided into sedentary control (C), moderate running exercise (MRE) and exhaustive running exercise groups. The thermodynamics and kinetics properties of the erythrocyte oxygen release process of different groups were tested. We also determined the degree of band-3 oxidative and phosphorylation, anion transport activity and carbonic anhydrase isoform II(CAII) activity...
May 24, 2018: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792723/-experimental-promotion-of-liver-regeneration-after-portal-vein-branch-ligation
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V Liška, V Třeška, H Mírka, O Vyčítal, J Brůha, L Haidingerová, J Beneš, Z Tonar, R Pálek, J Rosendorf
INTRODUCTION: Portal vein embolization or ligation (PVE/PVL) is part of most multi-stage liver procedures in the case of low future liver remnant volume (FLRV). PVE initiates compensatory hypertrophy of non-occluded liver parenchyma. This hypertrophy is stimulated by an increased volume of portal blood in the non-occluded veins. PVE results in adequate FLRV growth necessary for resection only in 63-96% patients. The aim of this publication is to summarize the possibilities of influencing liver regeneration after PVE/PVL in an experiment using cytokines (TNF-α, IL-6), a monoclonal antibody against TGF-β1 (MAB TGF-β1) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSC)...
2018: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792719/-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-induced-by-monocrotaline-in-a-large-animal-experiment-a-pilot-study
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R Pálek, V Liška, V Třeška, J Rosendorf, M Emingr, V Tégl, A Králíčková, K Bajcurová, M Jiřík, Z Tonar
INTRODUCTION: Sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) is a disease which is caused by toxic injury to hepatic sinusoids. This syndrome is most frequently caused by myeloablative radiochemotherapy in patients before hematopoietic stem cells transplantation and also by oxaliplatin mainly in patients with colorectal liver metastases. The aim of this study was to establish a large animal model of SOS, which would enable further study of this disease and facilitate translation of experimental outcomes into human medicine...
2018: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792696/biochemical-and-structural-characterization-of-a-schiff-base-in-the-radical-mediated-biosynthesis-of-4-demethylwyosine-by-tyw1
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Tsehai A J Grell, Anthony P Young, Catherine L Drennan, Vahe Bandarian
TYW1 is a radical S-adenosyl-l-methionine (SAM) enzyme that catalyzes the condensation of pyruvate and N-methylguanosine to form the posttranscriptional modification, 4-demethylwyosine, in situ on transfer RNA (tRNA). Two mechanisms have been proposed for this transformation, with one of the possible mechanisms invoking a Schiff base intermediate formed between a conserved lysine residue and pyruvate. Utilizing a combination of mass spectrometry and X-ray crystallography, we have obtained evidence to support the formation of a Schiff base lysine adduct in TYW1...
May 24, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792694/biomimetic-artificial-epigenetic-code-for-targeted-acetylation-of-histones
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Junichi Taniguchi, Yihong Feng, Ganesh N Pandian, Fumitaka Hashiya, Takuya Hidaka, Kaori Hashiya, Soyoung Park, Toshikazu Bando, Shinji Ito, Hiroshi Sugiyama
While the central role of locus-specific acetylation of histone proteins in eukaryotic gene expression is well established, the availability of designer tools to regulate acetylation at particular nucleosome sites remains limited. Here, we develop a unique strategy to introduce acetylation by constructing a bifunctional molecule designated Bi-PIP. Bi-PIP has a P300/CBP-selective bromodomain inhibitor (Bi) as a P300/CBP recruiter and a pyrrole-imidazole polyamide (PIP) as a sequence-selective DNA binder. Biochemical assays verified that Bi-PIPs recruit P300 to the nucleosomes having their target DNA sequences and extensively accelerate acetylation...
May 24, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792684/label-free-optical-marker-for-rbc-phenotyping-of-inherited-anaemias
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Martina Mugnano, Pasquale Memmolo, Lisa Miccio, Francesco Merola, Vittorio Bianco, Alessia Bramanti, Antonella Gambale, Roberta Russo, Immacolata Andolfo, Achille Iolascon, Pietro Ferraro
The gold standard methods for anaemia diagnosis are the complete blood count and the peripheral smear observation. However, they do not allow for a complete differential diagnosis, which requires biochemical assays, thus being label-dependent techniques. On the other hand, recent studies focus on label-free quantitative phase imaging (QPI) of blood samples to investigate blood diseases by using video-based morphological methods. However, when sick cells are very similar to healthy ones in terms of morphometric features identification of a blood disease becomes challenging even by morphometric as well as QPI...
May 24, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792672/biosynthesis-of-lincosamide-antibiotics-reactions-associated-with-degradation-and-detoxification-pathways-play-a-constructive-role
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Daozhong Zhang, Zhijun Tang, Wen Liu
Natural products typically are small molecules produced by living organisms. These products possess a wide variety of biological activities and thus have historically played a critical role in medicinal chemistry and chemical biology either as chemotherapeutic agents or as useful tools. Natural products are not synthesized for use by human beings; rather, living organisms produce them in response to various biochemical processes and environmental concerns, both internal and external. These processes/concerns are often dynamic and thus motivate the diversification, optimization, and selection of small molecules in line with changes in biological function...
May 24, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792388/cerebral-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-could-be-managed-by-using-tramadol
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Ibrahim Akkurt, Cansel Cetin, Ahmet Melih Erdogan, Gungor Cagdas Dincel, Aslı Fahriye Ceylan, Ucler Kisa, Jonathan Oppong, Adem Akkurt, Mustafa Ogden, Bulent Bakar
OBJECTIVES: No valid treatment modality that will repair stroke damage and provide neurological recovery has yet been identified in literature. Studies demonstrated that adequate quality of life could be provided if post-stroke pain could be treated sufficiently and timely. Besides its pain relief effects, tramadol has oedema-reducing and anti-inflammatory properties. With these in mind, this study investigated the influence of tramadol in acute and/or chronic ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury...
May 24, 2018: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792236/evaluation-of-gamma-radiation-induced-biochemical-changes-in-skin-for-dose-assesment-a-study-on-small-experimental-animals
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Sandeep Kumar Soni, Mitra Basu, Priyanka Agrawal, Aseem Bhatnagar, Neelam Chhillar
OBJECTIVE: Researchers have been evaluating several approaches to assess acute radiation injury/toxicity markers owing to radiation exposure. Keeping in mind this background, we assumed that whole-body irradiation in single fraction in graded doses can affect the antioxidant profile in skin that could be used as an acute radiation injury/toxicity marker. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with CO-60 gamma radiation (dose: 1-5 Gy; dose rate: 0.85 Gy/minute)...
May 24, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792149/inhibition-of-mutated-isocitrate-dehydrogenase-1-in-cancer
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Fangrui Wu, Gang Cheng, Yuan Yao, Mari Kogiso, Hong Jiang, Xiao-Nan Li, Yongcheng Song
BACKGROUND: R132H mutation of isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) are found in ~75% of low-grade gliomas and secondary glioblastomas as well as in several other types of cancer. More chemotypes of inhibitors of IDH1(R132H) are therefore needed. OBJECTIVE: To develop a new class of IDH1(R132H) inhibitors as potent antitumor agents. METHOD: A biochemical assay was developed to find inhibitors of IDH1(R132H) mutant enzyme. Chemical synthesis and structure activity relationship studies were used to find compounds with improved potency...
May 23, 2018: Medicinal Chemistry
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