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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351439/role-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-sulfide-quinone-oxoreductase-in-hydrogen-sulfide-induced-contraction-of-rat-pulmonary-arteries
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Jesus Prieto-Lloret, Vladimir A Snetkov, Yasin Shaifta, Inmaculada Docio, Michelle J Connolly, Charles E Mackay, Greg A Knock, Jeremy Pt Ward, Philip I Aaronson
Application of H2S ('sulfide') elicits a complex contraction in rat pulmonary arteries (PA) comprising a small transient contraction (phase 1; Ph1) followed by relaxation and then a second, larger, and more sustained contraction (phase 2; Ph2). We investigated the mechanisms causing this response using isometric myography in rat second order PA, with Na2S as a sulfide donor. Both phases of contraction to 1000μM Na2S were attenuated by the pan-PKC inhibitor Gö6983 (3μM) and by 50μM ryanodine; the Ca2+ channel blocker nifedipine (1μM) was without effect...
December 28, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350998/overexpression-of-the-neuronal-human-pro-renin-receptor-mediates-angiotensin-ii-independent-blood-pressure-regulation-in-the-central-nervous-system
#2
Hua Peng, Dane D Jensen, Wencheng Li, Michelle N Sullivan, Sophie A Buller, Caleb J Worker, Silvana G Cooper, Shiqi Zheng, Scott Earley, Curt D Sigmund, Yumei Feng
Despite advances in anti-hypertensive therapeutics, at least 15-20% of hypertensive patients have resistant hypertension through mechanisms that remain poorly understood. In this study, we provide a new mechanism for regulation of blood pressure (BP) in the central nervous system (CNS) by the (pro)renin receptor (PRR), a recently identified component of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) that mediates angiotensin II (Ang II) formation in the CNS. Although the PRR also mediates Ang II-independent signaling, the importance of these pathways in BP regulation is unknown...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350405/reactive-oxygen-species-induced-parthanatos-of-immunocytes-by-human-cytomegalovirus-associated-substance
#3
Jung Heon Kim, Jiyeon Kim, Jin Roh, Chan-Sik Park, Ju-Young Seoh, Eung-Soo Hwang
Previous studies examined various immune evasion strategies of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) to understand HCMV pathogenesis. Although the mechanism that underlies immunocyte destruction near HCMV-infected lesions has yet to be established, we show that substances produced by HCMV-infected cells induce death in several types of immunocytes, but not in fibroblasts or astrocytomas. These substances contain HCMV proteins and were termed HCMV-associated insoluble substance (HCMVAIS). We characterized this mechanism of cell death induced by HCMVAIS to understand the death of immunocytes near HCMV-infected lesions...
January 19, 2018: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350221/assessing-the-social-and-environmental-costs-of-institution-nitrogen-footprints
#4
Jana E Compton, Allison M Leach, Elizabeth A Castner, James N Galloway
This article estimates the damage costs associated with the institutional nitrogen (N) footprint and explores how this information could be used to create more sustainable institutions. Potential damages associated with the release of nitrogen oxides (NOx), ammonia (NH3), and nitrous oxide (N2O) to air and release of nitrogen to water were estimated using existing values and a cost per unit of nitrogen approach. These damage cost values were then applied to two universities. Annual potential damage costs to human health, agriculture, and natural ecosystems associated with the N footprint of institutions were $11...
April 1, 2017: Sustainability (New Rochelle)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348554/effects-of-co2-enrichment-on-benthic-primary-production-and-inorganic-nitrogen-fluxes-in-two-coastal-sediments
#5
Kay Vopel, Cintya Del-Río, Conrad A Pilditch
Ocean acidification may alter the cycling of nitrogen in coastal sediment and so the sediment-seawater nitrogen flux, an important driver of pelagic productivity. To investigate how this perturbation affects the fluxes of NOX- (nitrite/nitrate), NH4+ and O2, we incubated estuarine sand and subtidal silt in recirculating seawater with a CO2-adjusted pH of 8.1 and 7.9. During a 41-day incubation, the seawater kept at pH 8.1 lost 97% of its NOX- content but the seawater kept at pH 7.9 lost only 18%. Excess CO2 increased benthic photosynthesis...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348119/cigarette-smoke-initiates-oxidative-stress-induced-cellular-phenotypic-modulation-leading-to-cerebral-aneurysm-pathogenesis
#6
Robert M Starke, John W Thompson, Muhammad S Ali, Crissey L Pascale, Alejandra Martinez Lege, Dale Ding, Nohra Chalouhi, David M Hasan, Pascal Jabbour, Gary K Owens, Michal Toborek, Joshua M Hare, Aaron S Dumont
OBJECTIVE: Cigarette smoke exposure (CSE) is a risk factor for cerebral aneurysm (CA) formation, but the molecular mechanisms are unclear. Although CSE is known to contribute to excess reactive oxygen species generation, the role of oxidative stress on vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) phenotypic modulation and pathogenesis of CAs is unknown. The goal of this study was to investigate whether CSE activates a NOX (NAPDH oxidase)-dependent pathway leading to VSMC phenotypic modulation and CA formation and rupture...
January 18, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339659/fc%C3%AE-r-ros-ck2%C3%AE-is-the-key-inducer-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-a-murine-model-of-asthma
#7
June-Mo Kim, Hae-Kyoung Kim, Yoo-Na Im, Yun-Soo Bae, Suhn-Young Im, Hern-Ku Lee
BACKGROUND: The transcription factor nuclear factor (NF)-κB plays a pivotal role in the development of allergic airway inflammation. However, the mechanism of NF-κB activation in asthma remains to be elucidated. METHODS: CK2α activation was assessed by CK2α phosphorylation and protein expression. Airway levels of histamine and cytokines were determined by ELISA. We used 2 (active and passive) forms of allergic pulmonary inflammation models. In the active form, the animals were immunized with ovalbumin (OVA) intraperitoneally, followed by an airway challenge with OVA...
January 17, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336467/nox4-ros-mediate-ethanol%C3%A2-induced-apoptosis-via-mapk-signal-pathway-in-l%C3%A2-02-cells
#8
Cheng-Fang Yang, Yu-Juan Zhong, Zuheng Ma, Li Li, Lin Shi, Li Chen, Chen Li, Dan Wu, Qi Chen, Yong-Wen Li
The aim of the present study was to assess the molecular mechanism of ethanol‑induced oxidative stress‑mediated apoptosis in L‑02 liver cells in order to elucidate novel pathways associated with alcoholic liver disease. L‑02 cells were treated with 400 mM ethanol with or without inhibitors. The cell viability was measured by an MTT assay. Cell apoptosis was assessed by flow cytometry and a single‑stranded DNA (ssDNA) assay. Intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) production of L‑02 cells was determined using the 2',7'‑dichlorofluorescein‑diacetate dye...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336466/magnolol-protects-against-ischemic-reperfusion-brain-damage-following-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-and-transient-focal-cerebral-ischemia
#9
Sheng-Yang Huang, Shih-Huang Tai, Che-Chao Chang, Yi-Fang Tu, Chih-Han Chang, E-Jian Lee
In the present study, the neuroprotective potential of magnolol against ischemia-reperfusion brain injury was examined via in vivo and in vitro experiments. Magnolol exhibited strong radical scavenging and antioxidant activity, and significantly inhibited the production of interleukin‑6, tumor necrosis factor‑a and nitrite/nitrate (NOX) in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated BV2 and RAW 264.7 cells when applied at concentrations of 10 and 50 µM, respectively. Magnolol (100 µM) also significantly attenuated oxygen‑glucose deprivation‑induced damage in neonatal rat hippocampal slice cultures, when administered up to 4 h following the insult...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335794/effect-of-a-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-binding-l-rna-aptamer-on-neuronal-activity-in-the-rat-spinal-trigeminal-nucleus
#10
Michael J M Fischer, Jakob Schmidt, Stanislav Koulchitsky, Sven Klussmann, Axel Vater, Karl Messlinger
BACKGROUND: Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) plays a major role in the pathogenesis of migraine and other primary headaches. Spinal trigeminal neurons integrate nociceptive afferent input from trigeminal tissues including intracranial afferents, and their activity is thought to reflect facial pain and headache in man. CGRP receptor inhibitors and anti-CGRP antibodies have been demonstrated to be therapeutically effective in migraine. In parallel, CGRP receptor inhibition has been shown to lower spinal trigeminal neuron activity in animal models of meningeal nociception...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335218/environmental-benefits-and-drawbacks-of-composite-fuels-based-on-industrial-wastes-and-different-ranks-of-coal
#11
G S Nyashina, K Yu Vershinina, M A Dmitrienko, P A Strizhak
A promising solution to many problems that thermal power industry is facing today would be switching from conventional coal dust combustion to coal-water slurries containing petrochemicals (CWSP). Here, we perform an experimental study of the most hazardous anthropogenic emissions (sulfur and nitrogen oxides) from the combustion of high-potential CWSP. We identify the main benefits and potential drawbacks of using CWSP in thermal power industry. A set of components and additives to CWSP are explored that significantly affect the environmental and energy performance of fuels...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334762/altered-redox-state-modulates-endothelial-kca2-3-and-kca3-1-levels-in-normal-pregnancy-and-preeclampsia
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Shinkyu Choi, Ji Aee Kim, Hai-Yan Li, Sae-Jin Lee, Ye Seon Seok, Tae Hun Kim, Ki-Hwan Han, Mi Hye Park, Geum Joon Cho, Suk Hyo Suh
AIMS: Altered redox state has been related to the development of normal pregnancy (NP) and preeclampsia (PE). Endothelial KCa2.3 and KCa3.1 (KCas) play an important role in vasodilation, and KCas levels are affected by oxidative stress. We investigated the mechanisms of oxidative stress-mediated KCas expression modulation during NP and PE. RESULTS: Human uterine microvascular endothelial cells were incubated in serum from normal non-pregnant women (n=13) and women with NP (n=24) or PE (n=15), or in VEGF, oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL), progesterone, or estradiol-17-containing medium for 24 hours...
January 15, 2018: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333377/dietary-l-arginine-intakes-and-the-risk-of-metabolic-syndrome-a-6-year-follow-up-in-tehran-lipid-and-glucose-study
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Parvin Mirmiran, Sajjad Khalili Moghadam, Zahra Bahadoran, Asghar Ghasemi, Fereidoun Azizi
This study was conducted to investigate whether regular dietary intake of L-arginine could affect the occurrence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Eligible adult men and women (n=1,237), who participated in the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study, were followed for a median of 6.3 years. Dietary intakes of L-arginine and serum nitrate and nitrite (NOx) concentration were assessed at baseline (2006~2008), and demographics, anthropometrics, and biochemical variables were evaluated at baseline and follow-up examinations...
December 2017: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332994/application-of-the-advanced-distillation-curve-method-to-the-comparison-of-diesel-fuel-oxygenates-2-5-7-10-tetraoxaundecane-tou-2-4-7-9-tetraoxadecane-tod-and-ethanol-fatty-acid-methyl-ester-fame-mixtures
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Jessica L Burger, Tara M Lovestead, Mark LaFollette, Thomas J Bruno
Although they are amongst the most efficient engine types, compression-ignition engines have difficulties achieving acceptable particulate emission and NOx formation. Indeed, catalytic after-treatment of diesel exhaust has become common and current efforts to reformulate diesel fuels have concentrated on the incorporation of oxygenates into the fuel. One of the best ways to characterize changes to a fuel upon the addition of oxygenates is to examine the volatility of the fuel mixture. In this paper, we present the volatility, as measured by the advanced distillation curve method, of a prototype diesel fuel with novel diesel fuel oxygenates: 2,5,7,10-tetraoxaundecane (TOU), 2,4,7,9-tetraoxadecane (TOD), and ethanol/fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) mixtures...
August 17, 2017: Energy & Fuels: An American Chemical Society Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331891/global-association-between-ambient-air-pollution-and-blood-pressure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Bo-Yi Yang, Zhengmin Qian, Steven W Howard, Michael G Vaughn, Shu-Jun Fan, Kang-Kang Liu, Guang-Hui Dong
Although numerous studies have investigated the association of ambient air pollution with hypertension and blood pressure (BP), the results were inconsistent. We performed a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis of these studies. Seven international and Chinese databases were searched for studies examining the associations of particulate (diameter<2.5 μm (PM2.5), 2.5-10 μm (PM2.5-10) or >10 μm (PM10)) and gaseous (sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), ozone (O3), carbon monoxide (CO)) air pollutants with hypertension or BP...
January 11, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330095/crosstalk-between-rac1-mediated-actin-regulation-and-ros-production
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REVIEW
Alejandro Acevedo, Christian González-Billault
The small RhoGTPase Rac1 is implicated in a variety of events related to actin cytoskeleton rearrangement. Remarkably, another event that is completely different from those related to actin regulation has the same relevance; the Rac1-mediated production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) through NADPH oxidases (NOX). Each outcome involves different Rac1 downstream effectors; on one hand, events related to the actin cytoskeleton require Rac1 to bind to WAVEs proteins and PAKs that ultimately promote actin branching and turnover, on the other, NOX-derived ROS production demands active Rac1 to be bound to a cytosolic activator of NOX...
January 9, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329924/effects-of-dark-chocolate-on-endothelial-function-in-patients-with-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
#17
L Loffredo, F Baratta, P Ludovica, S Battaglia, R Carnevale, C Nocella, M Novo, G Pannitteri, F Ceci, F Angelico, F Violi, M Del Ben
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Oxidative stress plays a pivotal role in inducing endothelial dysfunction and progression from simple fatty liver steatosis (FLD) to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Polyphenols could reduce oxidative stress and restore endothelial function by inhibiting the nicotinamide-adenine-dinucleotide-phosphate (NADPH) oxidase isoform Nox2. The aim of this study was to assess endothelial function and oxidative stress in a population affected by simple FLD and NASH. Furthermore, we analysed the effect of high vs low content of cocoa polyphenols on endothelial function and oxidative stress in patients with NASH...
November 13, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329393/tgf-%C3%AE-mediated-nadph-oxidase-4-dependent-oxidative-stress-promotes-colistin-induced-acute-kidney-injury
#18
Bo Young Jeong, Se-Ra Park, Sungkwon Cho, Seong-Lan Yu, Hoi Young Lee, Chang Gyo Park, Jaeku Kang, Da-Young Jung, Moon Hyang Park, Won-Min Hwang, Sung-Ro Yun, Ju-Young Jung, Se-Hee Yoon
Background: Colistin (polymyxin E) is an important constituent of the polymyxin class of cationic polypeptide antibiotics. Intrarenal oxidative stress can contribute to colistin-induced nephrotoxicity. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide 3-phosphate oxidases (Noxs) are important sources of reactive oxygen species. Among the various types of Noxs, Nox4 is predominantly expressed in the kidney. Objectives: We investigated the role of Nox4 and benefit of Nox4 inhibition in colistin-induced acute kidney injury using in vivo and in vitro models...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329317/oxidative-stress-caused-by-activation-of-nadph-oxidase-4-promotes-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury
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Bo Young Jeong, Hoi Young Lee, Chang Gyo Park, Jaeku Kang, Seong-Lan Yu, Du-Ri Choi, Seung-Yun Han, Moon Hyang Park, Sungkwon Cho, Soo Young Lee, Won-Min Hwang, Sung-Ro Yun, Hye-Myung Ryu, Eun-Joo Oh, Sun-Hee Park, Yong-Lim Kim, Se-Hee Yoon
Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI) is a leading cause of acute kidney injury following radiographic procedures. Intrarenal oxidative stress plays a critical role in CIAKI. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide 3-phosphate (NADPH) oxidases (Noxs) are important sources of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Among the various types of Noxs, Nox4 is expressed predominantly in the kidney in rodents. Here, we evaluated the role of Nox4 and benefit of Nox4 inhibition on CIAKI using in vivo and in vitro models. HK-2 cells were treated with iohexol, with or without Nox4 knockdown, or the most specific Nox1/4 inhibitor (GKT137831)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329214/analysis-of-emission-effects-related-to-drivers-compliance-rates-for-cooperative-vehicle-infrastructure-system-at-signalized-intersections
#20
Ruohua Liao, Xumei Chen, Lei Yu, Xiaofei Sun
Unknown remaining time of signal phase at a signalized intersection generally results in extra accelerations and decelerations that increase variations of operating conditions and thus emissions. A cooperative vehicle-infrastructure system can reduce unnecessary speed changes by establishing communications between vehicles and the signal infrastructure. However, the environmental benefits largely depend on drivers' compliance behaviors. To quantify the effects of drivers' compliance rates on emissions, this study applied VISSIM 5...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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