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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102435/effects-of-tryptophan-containing-peptides-on-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-activity-and-vessel-tone-ex-vivo-and-in-vivo
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Sherif Khedr, Andreas Deussen, Irakli Kopaliani, Birgit Zatschler, Melanie Martin
PURPOSE: Over-activation of the renin-angiotensin axis and worsening of vascular function are critical contributors to the development of hypertension. Therefore, inhibition of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), a key factor of the renin-angiotensin axis, is a first line treatment of hypertension. Besides pharmaceutical ACE inhibitors, some natural peptides have been shown to exert ACE-inhibiting properties with antihypertensive effects and potentially beneficial effects on vascular function...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102426/improved-anticoagulant-effect-of-fucosylated-chondroitin-sulfate-orally-administered-as-gastro-resistant-tablets
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Roberto J C Fonseca, Isabela D Sucupira, Stephan Nicollas M C G Oliveira, Gustavo R Santos, Paulo A S Mourão
Fucosylated chondroitin sulfate (FucCS) is a potent anticoagulant polysaccharide extracted from sea cucumber. Its anticoagulant activity is attributed to the presence of unique branches of sulfated fucose. Although this glycosaminoglycan exerts an antithrombotic effect following oral administration, high doses are necessary to achieve the maximum effect. The diminished activity of FucCS following oral administration is likely due to its degradation in the gastrointestinal tract and its limited ability to cross the intestinal cell membranes...
January 19, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101713/macro-and-microelement-content-and-other-properties-of-chaenomeles-japonica-l-fruit-and-protective-effects-of-its-aqueous-extract-on-hepatocyte-metabolism
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Irena Baranowska-Bosiacka, Beata Bosiacka, Julita Rast, Izabela Gutowska, Jolanta Wolska, Ewa Rębacz-Maron, Kamila Dębia, Katarzyna Janda, Jan Korbecki, Dariusz Chlubek
This growing interest in the cultivation of Japanese quince Chaenomeles japonica L. results from the potentially beneficial properties of its fruit. Fresh fruits are very firm and too acidic to eat raw, but their bioactive components, distinctive aroma, and high amount of dietary fiber make the fruits well suited for industrial processing. However, not all the properties of the fruit have been investigated. For example, there are no comprehensive reports about the mineral content or potentially harmful effects on liver metabolism...
January 18, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101642/late-sodium-current-and-intracellular-ionic-homeostasis-in-acute-ischemia
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Carlotta Ronchi, Eleonora Torre, Riccardo Rizzetto, Joyce Bernardi, Marcella Rocchetti, Antonio Zaza
Blockade of the late Na(+) current (I NaL) protects from ischemia/reperfusion damage; nevertheless, information on changes in I NaL during acute ischemia and their effect on intracellular milieu is missing. I NaL, cytosolic Na(+) and Ca(2+) activities (Nacyt, Cacyt) were measured in isolated rat ventricular myocytes during 7 min of simulated ischemia (ISC); in all the conditions tested, effects consistently exerted by ranolazine (RAN) and tetrodotoxin (TTX) were interpreted as due to I NaL blockade. The results indicate that I NaL was enhanced during ISC in spite of changes in action potential (AP) contour; I NaL significantly contributed to Nacyt rise, but only marginally to Cacyt rise...
March 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100478/adropin-acts-in-the-rat-paraventricular-nucleus-to-influence-neuronal-excitability
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Spencer P Loewen, Alastair V Ferguson
Adropin is a peptide hormone with cardiovascular and metabolic roles in the periphery, including effects on glucose and lipid homeostasis. Central administration of adropin has been shown to inhibit water intake in rats, however, the site at which central adropin acts has yet to be elucidated. The hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN), a critical autonomic control center, plays essential roles in the control of fluid balance, energy homeostasis and cardiovascular regulation, and is therefore a potential target for centrally acting adropin...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099781/old-drug-scaffold-new-activity-thalidomide-correlated-compounds-exerting-different-effects-on-breast-cancer-cell-growth-and-progression
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Alessia Carocci, Alessia Catalano, Domenico Iacopetta, Maria Stefania Sinicropi
Thalidomide was firstly used as morning sickness relief in pregnant women and then withdrawn from market because of its dramatic effects on fetal normal development. Over the last decades, it has been successfully used for the care of several pathologies, including cancer. Many analogues with improved activity were synthesized and tested. Herein, we report some effects on MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells growth and progression of a small series of thalidomide correlated compounds, very effective in inducing cancer cells death by triggering TNFα-mediated apoptosis...
January 18, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099190/coagulation-imbalance-and-neurocognitive-functioning-in-older-hiv-adults-on-suppressive-antiretroviral-therapy
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Jessica L Montoya, Jennifer Iudicello, Hannah A Oppenheim, Pariya L Fazeli, Michael Potter, Qing Ma, Paul J Mills, Ronald J Ellis, Igor Grant, Scott L Letendre, David J Moore
OBJECTIVES: To compare plasma biomarkers of coagulation between HIV-infected individuals and HIV-uninfected controls and to assess the impact of disturbances in coagulation on neurocognitive functioning in HIV. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of 66 antiretroviral therapy-treated virally suppressed HIV-infected and 34 HIV-uninfected older (≥50 years of age) adults. METHODS: Participants completed standardized neurobehavioral and neuromedical assessments...
January 17, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095502/drosophila-genotype-influences-commensal-bacterial-levels
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Angela M Early, Niroshan Shanmugarajah, Nicolas Buchon, Andrew G Clark
Host genotype can influence the composition of the commensal bacterial community in some organisms. Composition, however, is only one parameter describing a microbial community. Here, we test whether a second parameter-abundance of bacteria-is a heritable trait by quantifying the presence of four commensal bacterial strains within 36 gnotobiotic inbred lines of Drosophila melanogaster. We find that D. melanogaster genotype exerts a significant effect on microbial levels within the fly. When introduced as monocultures into axenic flies, three of the four bacterial strains were reliably detected within the fly...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095330/usnic-acid-and-atranorin-exert-selective-cytostatic-and-anti-invasive-effects-on-human-prostate-and-melanoma-cancer-cells
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A Galanty, P Koczurkiewicz, D Wnuk, M Paw, E Karnas, I Podolak, M Węgrzyn, M Borusiewicz, Z Madeja, J Czyż, M Michalik
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: Lichens are an interesting source of potential anti-tumor compounds, among which usnic acid and atranorin seem to be the most promising, but their impact on invasive potential of tumor cells has not yet been comprehensively addressed. The aim of the study was focused on the impact of the two lichen metabolites, on the viability (by Trypan blue test and fluoresceine diacetate and ethidium bromide assay), proliferation (cell counting in a Bürker's chamber), apoptosis (flow cytometry analysis and Western blot) and motile activity (cell movement recording and image analysis) and actin cytoskeleton organization (immunofluorescent staining) of melanoma HTB-140, prostate cancers DU-145 and PC-3, normal human skin fibroblasts and prostate epithelial PNT2 cells, with special emphasis to their selectivity and versatility...
January 14, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093305/role-of-leptin-in-conditioned-place-preference-to-high-fat-diet-in-leptin-deficient-ob-ob-mice
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Yoshiyuki Shimizu, Cheol Son, Daisuke Aotani, Hidenari Nomura, Takatoshi Hikida, Kiminori Hosoda, Kazuwa Nakao
Leptin is an adipocyte-derived anorexic hormone that exerts its effects via the hypothalamus and other brain regions, including the reward system. Leptin-deficient ob/ob mice that present morbid obesity, hyperphagia, insulin resistance, and infertility are one of the most investigated mouse models of obesity. Conditioned place preference (CPP) paradigm is a standard behavioral model to evaluate the rewarding value of substrates. While leptin is reported to decrease the CPP of lean mice for high fat diet (HFD), it is unknown how CPP toward HFD is affected by leptin replacement in the pathophysiological condition of ob/ob mice...
January 13, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092404/metformin-versus-myoinositol-which-is-better-in-obese-pcos-patients-a-randomized-controlled-crossover-study
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Valeria Tagliaferri, Daniela Romualdi, Valentina Immediata, Simona De Cicco, Christian Di Florio, Antonio Lanzone, Maurizio Guido
CONTEXT: due to the central role of metabolic abnormalities in the pathophysiology of PCOS, insulin sensitising agents have been proposed as a feasible treatment option. OBJECTIVE: to investigate which is the more effective between metformin and myoinositol on hormonal, clinical and metabolic parameters in obese patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). STUDY DESIGN: crossover randomized-controlled study. PATIENTS: Thirty-four PCOS obese women (age: 25...
January 16, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092208/the-effects-of-mental-fatigue-on-cricket-relevant-performance-among-elite-players
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Daren Veness, Stephen David Patterson, Owen Jeffries, Mark Waldron
This study investigated the effects of a mentally fatiguing test on physical tasks among elite cricketers. In a cross-over design, 10 elite male cricket players from a professional club performed a cricket run-two test, a Batak Lite reaction time test and a Yo-Yo-Intermittent Recovery Level 1 (Yo-Yo-IR1) test, providing a rating of perceived exertion (RPE) after completing a 30-min Stroop test (mental fatigue condition) or 30-min control condition. Perceived fatigue was assessed before and after the two conditions and motivation was measured before testing...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092166/subchronic-metformin-pretreatment-enhances-novel-object-recognition-memory-task-in-forebrain-ischemia-behavioural-molecular-and-electrophysiological-studies
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Ghorbangol Ashabi, Alireza Sarkaki, Fariba Khodagholi, Shima Zareh Shahamati, Mahdi Goudarzvand, Yaghoob Farbood, Mohammad Badavi, Leila Khalaj
Metformin exerts its effect via AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), which is a key sensor for energy homeostasis that regulates different intracellular pathways. Metformin attenuates oxidative stress and cognitive impairment. In our experiment, rats were divided into 8 groups; some were pretreated with metformin (Met, 200 mg/kg) and (or) the AMPK inhibitor Compound C (CC) for 14 days. On day 14, rats underwent transient forebrain global ischemia. Data indicated that pretreatment of ischemic rats with metformin reduced working memory deficits in a novel object recognition test compared to group with ischemia-reperfusion (I-R) (P < 0...
November 4, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092144/exergaming-boxing-versus-heavy-bag-boxing-are-these-equipotent-for-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Maziah Mat Rosly, Hadi Mat Rosly, Nazirah Hasnan, Glen M Davis, Ruby Husain
BACKGROUND: Current strategies for increased physical activity and exercise in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) face many challenges with regards to maintaining their continuity of participation. Barriers cited often include problems with accessing facilities, mundane, monotonous or boring exercises and expensive equipment that is often not adapted for wheelchair users. AIM: To compare the physiological responses and user preferences between conventional heavy bag boxing against a novel form of video game boxing, known as exergaming boxing...
January 13, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091900/antithrombotic-protective-effects-of-arg-pro-gly-pro-peptide-during-emotional-stress-provoked-by-forced-swimming-test-in-rats
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M E Grigor'eva, L A Lyapina
Blood coagulation was enhanced and all factors (total, enzyme, and non-enzyme) of the fibrinolytic system were suppressed in rats in 60 min after forced swimming test. Argininecontaining tetrapeptide glyproline Arg-Pro-Gly-Pro administered prior to this test activated fibrinolysis and prevented hypercoagulation. Administration of this peptide in 5 min after swimming test also enhanced anticoagulant, fibrinolytic, and antithrombotic activity of the blood. Therefore, glyproline Arg-Pro-Gly-Pro exerted both preventive and curative effects on the hemostasis system and prevented enhancement of blood coagulation provoked by emotional stress modeled by forced swimming test...
January 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090140/influence-of-warm-up-duration-and-recovery-interval-prior-to-exercise-on-anaerobic-performance
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M Frikha, N Chaâri, N Mezghanni, N Souissi
The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of different active warm-up (AWU) durations and the rest interval separating it from exercise on anaerobic performance. Eleven male physical education students (22.6 ± 2.52 years; 179.2 ± 4.3 cm; 82.5 ± 9.7 kg; mean ± SD) participated in a cross-over randomized study, and they all underwent the Wingate test after three AWU durations: 5 min (AWU5), 15 min (AWU15) and 20 min (AWU20), with recovery (WREC) or without a recovery interval (NREC) separating the AWU and anaerobic exercise performance...
December 2016: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089706/a-sipometer-for-measuring-motivation-to-consume-and-reward-value-of-foods-and-beverages-in-humans-description-and-proof-of-principle
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P S Hogenkamp, A Shechter, M-P St-Onge, A Sclafani, H R Kissileff
New methods, derived from animal work, for measuring food reward value, i.e. reinforcing value of food, and motivation (i.e. strength of desire) to consume, in humans are described and validated. A sipping device (sipometer) was developed that permits access to a liquid food or beverage on two reward schedules: continuous reinforcement (CR) and progressively increasing time spent exerting pressure on a straw (PR-schedule). In addition, a pictorial scale showing a cup, from which the 'amount wanted' could be marked was used to pre-test potential consumption...
January 12, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081034/the-effects-of-the-removal-of-electronic-devices-for-48-hours-on-sleep-in-elite-judo-athletes
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Ian C Dunican, David T Martin, Shona L Halson, Reid Reale, Brian Dawson, John Caldwell, Maddison J Jones, Peter R Eastwood
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effects of the removal of electronic devices (i.e., smartphones, etc.) for 48 hours on sleep quality and next-day athletic and cognitive performance in elite Judo athletes. PARTICIPANTS: Over 6 days and nights, 23 eliteAustralian Judo athletes were monitored while attending a camp at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). In 14 athletes all electronic devices were removed on days 3 & 4 (i.e. for 48 hours: the 'device-restricted group') while 9 were permitted to use their devices throughout the camp (the 'control group')...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080052/mechanochemical-tuning-of-pyrene-absorption-spectrum-using-force-probes
#19
Miguel Angel Fernández-González, Daniel Rivero, Cristina García-Iriepa, Diego Sampedro, Luis Manuel Frutos
Control of absorption spectra in chromophores is a fundamental aspect of many photochemical and photophysical processes as it constitutes the first step of the global photoinduced process. Here we explore the use of mechanical forces to modulate the light absorption process. Specifically, we develop a computational formalism for determining the type of mechanical forces permitting a global tuning of the absorption spectrum. This control extends to the excitation wavelength, absorption bands overlap and oscillator strength...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079704/modeling-perceived-exertion-during-graded-arm-cycling-exercise-in-spinal-cord-injury
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Jason S Au, Julia O Totosy de Zepetnek, Maureen J MacDonald
PURPOSE: Ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) may be useful for exercise testing and prescription in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), though the roles of differentiated central and peripheral fatigue during exercise are not clear. We aimed to model differentiated RPE responses during graded arm cycling in individuals with SCI and describe their relationship to cardiorespiratory outcomes. METHODS: Thirty-six individuals with SCI (13 paraplegia; 23 tetraplegia) completed a maximal graded-arm cycling exercise test to volitional exhaustion (5W/min paraplegia; 10W/min tetraplegia)...
January 10, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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