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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454288/apocynum-venetum-leaf-extract-reverses-depressive-like-behaviors-in-chronically-stressed-rats-by-inhibiting-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis
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Xiangting Li, Ting Wu, Zhonghai Yu, Tingting Li, Jingsi Zhang, Zhennian Zhang, Min Cai, Wen Zhang, Jun Xiang, Dingfang Cai
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common but serious psychiatric disorder, but current treatments are inadequate for approximately half of the patients with MDD. Thus, better methods of treatment are urgently needed. This study aimed to investigate the antidepressant-like effects and potential mechanism of Apocynum venetum leaf extract (AVLE) in chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) rat model of depression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The CUMS rat model of depression was used to investigate the antidepressant-like activity and relevant mechanism of AVLE (30, 60, and 125 mg/kg, i...
February 14, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454268/occurrence-and-distribution-of-antibiotics-in-mariculture-farms-estuaries-and-the-coast-of-the-beibu-gulf-china-bioconcentration-and-diet-safety-of-seafood
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Ruiling Zhang, Jiying Pei, Ruijie Zhang, Shaopeng Wang, Weibin Zeng, Dali Huang, Yi Wang, Yuanyuan Zhang, Yinghui Wang, Kefu Yu
The occurrence, distribution, bioconcentration and diet safety via seafood consumption of 19 antibiotics were investigated in eight closed mariculture ponds, four estuaries, two nearshore areas and one offshore area from the Beibu Gulf. Seventeen, 16, 15 and 7 antibiotics were detected at total concentrations of 43.2 - 885 ng L -1 , 22.4 - 118 ng L -1 , 22.7 - 24.5 ng L -1 , and 1.81-3.23 ng L -1 in the water of the above different areas, respectively. This indicates that the mariculture ponds are important sources of antibiotic pollution on the coast of the Beibu Gulf...
February 14, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454203/metals-and-arsenic-in-fish-from-a-ramsar-site-under-past-and-present-human-pressures-consumption-risk-factors-to-the-local-population
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Paloma Kachel Gusso-Choueri, Giuliana Seraphim de Araújo, Ana Carolina Feitosa Cruz, Tatiana Roselena de Oliveira Stremel, Sandro Xavier de Campos, Denis Moledo de Souza Abessa, Ciro Alberto de Oliveira Ribeiro, Rodrigo Brasil Choueri
The risk of metals and As in seafood for traditional populations living in a Marine Protected Areas (MPA) is seldom assessed, although the risk of human exposure to contaminants is one of the indicators associated with the socioeconomic goals of MPAs. The current study aimed to estimate the potential risk of some metals (Cd, Pb, and Zn) and arsenic (As) for human health through the ingestion of fish locally harvested in a Ramsar site, the Cananéia-Iguape-Peruíbe Environmental Protected Area (APA-CIP). Previous studies showed environmental impacts in this area due to former mining activities and urbanization...
February 14, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454160/vascular-parameters-continue-to-decrease-post-exposure-with-simultaneous-but-not-individual-exposure-to-bpa-and-hypoxia-in-zebrafish-larvae
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Alysha D Cypher, Bryce Fetterman, Brian Bagatto
How fish respond to hypoxia, a common stressor, can be altered by simultaneous exposure to pollutants like bisphenol A (BPA), a plasticizer. BPA is cardiotoxic and interferes with the hypoxia inducible factor pathway (HIF-1α), therefore disrupting the hypoxic response. Co-exposure to hypoxia and BPA also causes severe bradycardia and reduced cardiac output in zebrafish larvae. The purpose of this work was to determine how the cardiovascular effects of co-exposure vary with BPA concentration and persist beyond exposure...
February 14, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453978/venlafaxine-prevents-morphine-antinociceptive-tolerance-the-role-of-neuroinflammation-and-the-l-arginine-nitric-oxide-pathway
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Mohammad Taghi Mansouri, Bahareh Naghizadeh, Behnam Ghorbanzadeh, Soheila Alboghobeish, Neda Amirgholami, Gholamreza Houshmand, Omar Cauli
Opioid-induced neuroinflammation and the nitric oxide (NO) signal-transduction pathway are involved in the development of opioid analgesic tolerance. The antidepressant venlafaxine (VLF) modulates NO in nervous tissues, and so we investigated its effect on induced tolerance to morphine, neuroinflammation, and oxidative stress in mice. Tolerance to the analgesic effects of morphine were induced by injecting mice with morphine (50 mg/kg) once a day for three consecutive days; the effect of co-administration of VLF (5 or 40 mg/kg) with morphine was similarly tested in a separate group...
February 14, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453909/a-headspace-gas-chromatography-method-for-isopropanol-determination-in-warfarin-sodium-products-as-a-measure-of-drug-crystallinity
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Ziyaur Rahman, Sohail Akhtar, Akhtar Siddiqui, Anthony B Ciavarella, Agnes Nguyenpho, Patrick J Faustino, Mansoor A Khan
Coumadin® a nd s everal generic products of warfarin s odium (WS) contain the crystalline form (clathrate) in which WS and isopropanol (IPA) are associated in a 2:1 molar ratio. IPA is critical in maintaining the WS crystalline structure. Physicochemical properties of the drug and drug product may change when the crystalline drug transforms to amorphous form. A headspace-gas chromatography (HS-GC) method was developed and validated for IPA determination in the WS drug product. n-propanol (NPA) was used as internal standard and the method was validated for specificity, system suitability, linearity, accuracy, precision, range, limits of detection and quantification, and robustness...
March 1, 2018: Acta Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453775/effect-of-pparg-on-ages-induced-akt-mtor-signaling-associated-human-chondrocytes-autophagy
#7
Zhao-Jun Wang, Hai-Bin Zhang, Cheng Chen, Hao Huang, Jian-Xia Liang
Accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in articular cartilage is thought to represent a major risk factor for osteoarthritis development. In this study we aimed to probe the role of AGEs in human chondrocytes and to determine the impact of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARG) on AGEs-induced cell autophagy. Cell viability was measured after human chondrocytes were treated with different concentrations of AGEs with or without the PPARG inhibitor, T0070907, or agonist, pioglitazone...
February 17, 2018: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453688/rapid-optimization-of-spore-production-from-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-in-submerged-cultures-based-on-dipicolinic-acid-fluorimetry-assay
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Hang Ren, Ya-Ting Su, Xiao-Hua Guo
Some optimization techniques have been widely applied for spore fermentation based on the plate counting. This study optimized the culture medium for the spore production of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens BS-20 and investigated the feasibility of using a dipicolonic acid (DPA) fluorimetry assay as a simpler alternative to plate counting for evaluating spore yields. Through the single-factor experiment, the metal ions and agro-industrial raw materials that significantly enhanced spore production were determined...
February 16, 2018: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453570/molecular-mechanisms-and-signaling-pathways-involved-in-the-nutritional-support-of-spermatogenesis-by-sertoli-cells
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Luís Crisóstomo, Marco G Alves, Agostina Gorga, Mário Sousa, María F Riera, María N Galardo, Silvina B Meroni, Pedro F Oliveira
Sertoli cells play a central role in spermatogenesis. They maintain the blood-testis barrier, an essential feature of seminiferous tubules which creates the proper environment for the occurrence of the spermatogenesis. However, this confinement renders germ cells almost exclusively dependent on Sertoli cells' nursing function and support. Throughout spermatogenesis, differentiating sperm cells become more specialized, and their biochemical machinery is insufficient to meet their metabolic demands. Although the needs are not the same at all differentiation stages, Sertoli cells are able to satisfy their needs...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453492/application-of-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-modeling-to-the-prediction-of-drug-drug-and-drug-disease-interactions-for-rivaroxaban
#10
Ruijuan Xu, Weihong Ge, Qing Jiang
PURPOSE: Rivaroxaban is a direct oral anticoagulant with a large inter-individual variability. The present study is to develop a physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model to predict several scenarios in clinical practice. METHODS: A whole-body PBPK model for rivaroxaban, which is metabolized by the cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4/5, 2J2 pathways and excreted via kidneys, was developed to predict the pharmacokinetics at different doses in healthy subjects and patients with hepatic or renal dysfunction...
February 17, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453428/igf-i-and-igfbp-3-concentrations-at-2-years-associations-with-anthropometry-and-milk-consumption-in-an-indian-cohort
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Andrea S Wiley, Suyog M Joshi, Himangi G Lubree, Dattatray S Bhat, Neelam S Memane, Deepa A Raut, Chittaranjan S Yajnik
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To ascertain associations between plasma insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 3 (IGFBP-3) and their molar ratio at 2 y with neonatal size, infant growth, body composition at 2 y, and feeding practices in an Indian cohort. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A cohort of 209 newborns, with 122 followed at 2 y. Anthropometry was conducted at birth and 2 y. IGF-I and IGFBP-3 concentrations were measured in cord blood and at 2 y...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453427/orthodox-religious-fasting-as-a-medical-nutrition-therapy-for-dyslipidemia-where-do-we-stand-and-how-far-can-we-go
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Theocharis Koufakis, Spyridon N Karras, Pantelis Zebekakis, Kalliopi Kotsa
Previous studies have reported inconclusive results regarding the effects of Orthodox religious fasting (OF) on common cardiovascular risk factors, including arterial hypertension and diabetes. Contrariwise, an optimal effect on dyslipidemia has been demonstrated and significant reductions in total cholesterol (TC) and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations, in Orthodox populations without comorbidities, have been consistently reported. This favorable effect on lipid homeostasis is probably facilitated by a broad lifestyle modification related to OF, extended beyond dietary habits...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453282/eukaryotic-translation-elongation-factor-2-eef2-catalyzes-reverse-translocation-of-the-eukaryotic-ribosome
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Denis Susorov, Nikita Zakharov, Ekaterina Shuvalova, Alexander Ivanov, Tatiana Egorova, Alexey Shuvalov, Ivan N Shatsky, Elena Alkalaeva
During protein synthesis, a ribosome moves along the mRNA template and, using aminoacyl-tRNAs, decodes the template nucleotide triplets to assemble a protein amino acid sequence. This movement is accompanied by shifting of mRNA-tRNA complexes within the ribosome in a process called translocation. In living cells, this process proceeds in a unidirectional manner, bringing the ribosome to the 3'-end of mRNA, and is catalyzed by the GTPase translation elongation factor 2 (EF-G in prokaryotes, eEF2 in eukaryotes)...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453184/is-it-photosensitization-or-photodegradation-when-uv-b-irradiation-is-combined-with-bde-47-evidence-from-the-growth-and-reproduction-changes-of-rotifer-brachionus-plicatilis
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Chunchen Liu, Xuexi Tang, Bin Zhou, Yongshun Jiang, Mengchen Lv, Yu Zang, You Wang
Ecotoxicological methods were applied in the present study, and the marine rotifer Brachionus plicatilis was used as the toxic endpoint to depict what occurred when 2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47) was combined with solar ultraviolet-B radiation (UV-B). B. plicatilis was exposed to three different combination methods of BDE-47 and UV-B at an equal toxicity ratio, including normal rotifer co-cultured with UV-B-irradiated BDE-47 (known as Method I), UV-B-irradiated rotifer co-cultured with BDE-47 exposure (known as Method II) and normal rotifer co-cultured with the simultaneous addition of BDE-47 and UV-B irradiation (known as Method III)...
February 13, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453173/land-use-change-impacts-on-the-amount-and-quality-of-recharge-water-in-the-loess-tablelands-of-china
#15
Yanan Huang, Qingrui Chang, Zhi Li
Exploring how land use change (LUC) influences the amount and quality of recharge water is important for groundwater sustainability and land use planning. With loess of up to 200m in thickness and unsaturated zones up to 100m below the surface, the loess tablelands in China can store abundant groundwater resources. However, groundwater depletion and substantial LUC have been simultaneously observed. It is thus necessary to investigate the relationship between LUC and groundwater. We sampled 10-m soil profiles for three land use types (farmlands, apple orchards of 10 and 20years old)...
February 13, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453140/serum-apolipoprotein-a-1-concentrations-and-the-prevalence-of-cardiovascular-autonomic-neuropathy-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes
#16
Jin Ook Chung, Seon-Young Park, Ji Hyun Han, Dong Hyeok Cho, Dong Jin Chung, Min Young Chung
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between levels of serum apolipoproteins and the prevalence of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) in type 2 diabetes. METHODS: In total, 3199 individuals with type 2 diabetes were investigated in a cross-sectional study. The diagnosis of CAN was made based on the results of a cardiovascular reflex test. Serum apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) and apolipoprotein B (apoB) levels were measured. RESULTS: Serum apoA-1 levels were significantly low in individuals with CAN, but there was no significant association between serum apoB levels and CAN...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453088/serum-matrix-metalloproteinase-8-tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-and-myeloperoxidase-in-ischemic-stroke
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Frederick Palm, Pirkko J Pussinen, Anton Safer, Taina Tervahartiala, Timo Sorsa, Christian Urbanek, Heiko Becher, Armin J Grau
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-8 and myeloperoxidase (MPO) may contribute to cerebral damage in acute ischemic stroke. We tested the hypothesis that levels of MPO, MMP-8 and the ratio between MMP-8 and its regulator, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP-1), are increased in acute ischemic stroke and its etiologic subgroups and they correlate with stroke severity. METHODS: In a cross-sectional case-control study, serum concentrations of MMP-8, MPO and TIMP-1 were assessed within 24 h after admission in 470 first-ever ischemic stroke patients and 809 age- and sex-matched controls, randomly selected from the population...
February 8, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453062/heavy-metal-accumulation-risk-assessment-and-integrated-biomarker-responses-of-local-vegetables-a-case-study-along-the-le-an-river
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Yong Ji, Peijun Wu, Jie Zhang, Jun Zhang, Youfeng Zhou, Yongwen Peng, Shifeng Zhang, Gaotang Cai, Guiqing Gao
In this research, Ganzhou Chinese Cabbage (Brassica rapa pekinensis), Native Purple Garlic (Allium sativum L) and Leping Radish (Raphanus sativus L) widely planted and distributed along the Le'an River were chosen in the present study. Soil physical-chemical properties, nutrients contents as well as heavy metals elements accumulated in both soils and vegetables collected from 24 sites were analyzed by lab analysis combined with statistical method which was also used for calculation of contamination factor, pollution indexes and hazardous index...
February 8, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453023/implications-of-altered-maternal-cytokine-concentrations-on-infant-outcomes-in-children-with-prenatal-alcohol-exposure
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K D Sowell, J Y Uriu-Adams, J Van de Water, C D Chambers, C D Coles, J A Kable, L Yevtushok, N Zymak-Zakutnya, W Wertelecki, C L Keen
Excessive alcohol consumption has been shown to increase serum plasma levels of numerous immune cytokines. Maternal immune activation and elevated cytokines have been implicated in certain neurological disorders (e.g., autism and schizophrenia) in the offspring. We investigated the hypothesis that elevated cytokines during pregnancy are a risk factor in women who gave birth to a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or a child with neurobehavioral impairment, regardless of prenatal alcohol exposure...
August 12, 2017: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452913/photo-immobilized-egf-chemical-gradients-differentially-impact-breast-cancer-cell-invasion-and-drug-response-in-defined-3d-hydrogels
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Stephanie A Fisher, Roger Y Tam, Ana Fokina, M Mohsen Mahmoodi, Mark D Distefano, Molly S Shoichet
Breast cancer cell invasion is influenced by growth factor concentration gradients in the tumor microenvironment. However, studying the influence of growth factor gradients on breast cancer cell invasion is challenging due to both the complexities of in vivo models and the difficulties in recapitulating the tumor microenvironment with defined gradients using in vitro models. A defined hyaluronic acid (HA)-based hydrogel crosslinked with matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) cleavable peptides and modified with multiphoton labile nitrodibenzofuran (NDBF) was synthesized to photochemically immobilize epidermal growth factor (EGF) gradients...
February 13, 2018: Biomaterials
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