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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908784/cisplatin-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction-is-associated-with-impaired-cognitive-function-in-rats
#1
Naomi Lomeli, Kaijun Di, Jennifer Czerniawski, John F Guzowski, Daniela A Bota
PURPOSE: Chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment (CRCI) is commonly reported following the administration of chemotherapeutic agents and comprises a wide variety of neurological problems. No effective treatments for CRCI are currently available. Here we examined the mechanisms involving cisplatin-induced hippocampal damage following cisplatin administration in a rat model and in cultured rat hippocampal neurons and neural stem/progenitor cells (NSC). We also assessed the protective effects of the antioxidant, N-acetylcysteine in mitigating these damages...
November 28, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907115/brucella-melitensis-16m-regulates-the-effect-of-air-domain-on-inflammatory-factors-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-mouse-macrophage-through-the-ros-signaling-pathway
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Tiansen Li, Yafang Xu, Laizhen Liu, Meiling Huang, Zhen Wang, Zhixia Tong, Hui Zhang, Fei Guo, Chuangfu Chen
Brucellosis is a highly contagious zoonosis caused by Brucella. Brucella can invade and persist inside host cells, which results in chronic infection. We constructed AIR interference and overexpression lentiviruses to acquire AIR interference, overexpression, and rescue stable expression cell lines. We also established a Brucella melitensis 16M-infected macrophage model, which was treated with either the vehicle control or NAC (ROS scavenger N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for 0, 3, 6, 12, and 24 h. Confocal laser microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, fluorescence quantitative PCR, flow cytometry, ELISA, and Western blot were used to detect inflammation, cell autophagy and apoptosis-related protein expression levels, ROS levels, and the distribution of mitochondria...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904674/bmi1-plays-an-important-role-in-dentin-and-mandible-homeostasis-by-maintaining-redox-balance
#3
Ying Yin, Xian Xue, Qian Wang, Ning Chen, Dengshun Miao
To explore whether polycomb repressor Bmi1 plays an important role in dentin and mandible development homeostasis by maintaining redox balance, 3-week-old Bmi1 gene knockout (Bmi1(-/-)) mice were treated with the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for 2 weeks in their drinking water and phenotypes of the tooth and mandibles were compared with vehicle-treated Bmi1(-/-) mice and wild-type mice by radiograph, histochemistry and immunohistochemistry. Alterations of oxidative stress, DNA damage, cell proliferation and cell cycle-related parameters were also examined in mandibles...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902864/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-metabolic-activation-of-berbamine-to-quinone-methide-intermediate
#4
Yao Sun, Tong Yao, Hui Li, Ying Peng, Jiang Zheng
Berbamine (BBM) is a bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid isolated from herbal medicine Berberis amurensis. BBM has been widely used for the treatment of leukemia. Recent studies demonstrated that exposure to BBM can give rise to cytotoxicity. The major objective of this study was to explore the metabolic activation of BBM in vitro and in vivo. Two oxidative metabolites (M1 and M2) and an N-acetylcysteine (NAC) conjugate (M3) were detected in human liver microsomal incubations of BBM supplemented with NAC, and the formation of all metabolites was NADPH dependent...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902334/the-ns1-protein-of-avian-influenza-virus-h9n2-induces-oxidative-stress-mediated-chicken-oviduct-epithelial-cells-coecs-apoptosis
#5
Xuefeng Qi, Huizhu Zhang, Qiuzhen Wang, Jingyu Wang
The pathogenesis of H9N2 subtype avian influenza virus infection (AIV) in the hens is often related to the oviduct tissue damage. The viral nonstructural NS1 protein is thought to play key role in regulating the pathogenicity of AIV, but the exact function to this process remains elusive. In this study, the pro-apoptosis effect of H9N2 NS1 protein was examined on chicken oviduct epithelial cells (COECs) and our data suggested that NS1 induced oxidative stress was a contributing factor for apoptosis. Our data suggest that NS1 protein level was correlated with reactive oxygen species (ROS) in COECs cells transfected with NS1 expression plasmids...
October 20, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897258/lack-of-fibronectin-extra-domain-a-alternative-splicing-exacerbates-endothelial-dysfunction-in-diabetes
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Gianluca Gortan Cappellari, Rocco Barazzoni, Luigi Cattin, Andrés F Muro, Michela Zanetti
Glucose-induced changes of artery anatomy and function account for diabetic vascular complications, which heavily impact disease morbidity and mortality. Since fibronectin containing extra domain A (EDA + FN) is increased in diabetic vessels and participates to vascular remodeling, we wanted to elucidate whether and how EDA + FN is implicated in diabetes-induced endothelial dysfunction using isometric-tension recording in a murine model of diabetes. In thoracic aortas of EDA(-/-), EDA(+/+) (constitutively lacking and expressing EDA + FN respectively), and of wild-type mice (EDA(wt/wt)), streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes impaired endothelial vasodilation to acetylcholine, irrespective of genotype...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897115/cysteinet-dysregulation-in-muscular-dystrophies-a-pathogenic-network-susceptible-to-therapy
#7
Marcos Arturo Martínez-Banaclocha
BACKGROUND: Muscular dystrophies are inherited disorders characterized by progressive skeletal muscle degeneration without curative therapy. The specific defective protein in each type of muscular dystrophy has been associated with different deleterious factors that contribute to the progression of the disease. Among these factors, the impairment of calcium homeostasis, the ubiquitin-proteasome dysfunction, and the oxidative damage of cellular macromolecules seem to be of central importance...
November 29, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894373/cognitive-effects-of-adjunctive-n-acetyl-cysteine-in-psychosis
#8
M Rapado-Castro, S Dodd, A I Bush, G S Malhi, D R Skvarc, Z X On, M Berk, O M Dean
BACKGROUND: Cognitive deficits are predictors of functional outcome in patients with psychosis. While conventional antipsychotics are relatively effective on positive symptoms, their impact on negative and cognitive symptoms is limited. Recent studies have established a link between oxidative stress and neurocognitive deficits in psychosis. N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a glutathione precursor with glutamatergic properties, has shown efficacy on negative symptoms and functioning in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, respectively...
November 29, 2016: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893995/combined-effects-of-cadmium-temperature-and-hypoxia-reoxygenation-on-mitochondrial-function-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
#9
John O Onukwufor, Don Stevens, Collins Kamunde
Although aquatic organisms face multiple environmental stressors that may interact to alter adverse outcomes, our knowledge of stressor-stressor interaction on cellular function is limited. We investigated the combined effects of cadmium (Cd), hypoxia-reoxygenation (H-R) and temperature on mitochondrial function. Liver mitochondria from juvenile rainbow trout were exposed to Cd (0-20μM) and H-R (0 and 5min) at 5, 13 and 25°C followed by measurements of mitochondrial Cd load, volume, complex І active (A)↔deactive (D) transition, membrane potential, ROS release and ultrastructural changes...
November 18, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888692/mitochondrial-gsh-replenishment-as-a-potential-therapeutic-approach-for-niemann-pick-type-c-disease
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Sandra Torres, Nuria Matías, Anna Baulies, Susana Nuñez, Cristina Alarcon-Vila, Laura Martinez, Natalia Nuño, Anna Fernandez, Joan Caballeria, Thierry Levade, Alba Gonzalez-Franquesa, Pablo Garcia-Rovés, Elisa Balboa, Silvana Zanlungo, Gemma Fabrías, Josefina Casas, Carlos Enrich, Carmen Garcia-Ruiz, José C Fernández-Checa
Niemann Pick type C (NPC) disease is a progressive lysosomal storage disorder caused by mutations in genes encoding NPC1/NPC2 proteins, characterized by neurological defects, hepatosplenomegaly and premature death. While the primary biochemical feature of NPC disease is the intracellular accumulation of cholesterol and gangliosides, predominantly in endolysosomes, mitochondrial cholesterol accumulation has also been reported. As accumulation of cholesterol in mitochondria is known to impair the transport of GSH into mitochondria, resulting in mitochondrial GSH (mGSH) depletion, we investigated the impact of mGSH recovery in NPC disease...
November 20, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888108/hypoxanthine-causes-endothelial-dysfunction-through-oxidative-stress-induced-apoptosis
#11
You-Jin Kim, Hye-Myung Ryu, Ji-Young Choi, Jang-Hee Cho, Chan-Duck Kim, Sun-Hee Park, Yong-Lim Kim
Endothelial cell injury and dysfunction caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) are implicated in the pathogenesis of vascular diseases. ROS are generated and hypoxanthine is degraded by xanthine oxidase. Smoking and alcohol consumption are associated with an increased level of hypoxanthine. We aimed to study the direct role of hypoxanthine in endothelial dysfunction in human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs). Hypoxanthine induced cell death and production of ROS. Furthermore, hypoxanthine induced apoptosis through regulation of protein expression related to apoptosis...
November 22, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884318/n-acetylcysteine-ameliorates-liver-injury-in-a-rat-model-of-intestinal-ischemia-reperfusion
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Konstantinos Kalimeris, Panagiotis Briassoulis, Agathi Ntzouvani, Tzortzis Nomikos, Kleio Papaparaskeva, Aikaterini Politi, Chrysanthi Batistaki, Georgia Kostopanagiotou
BACKGROUND: N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is an antioxidant with direct and indirect antioxidant actions used in the clinical setting. Oxidative stress is known to play a pivotal role in the intestinal ischemia reperfusion (IIR). Therefore, we studied the effect of different pretreatment regimens with NAC on the IIR injury in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-five male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to five groups. In group sham, only laparotomy was performed. Group control underwent IIR without NAC...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882134/expression-of-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-in-low-osmolar-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-rats-and-the-effect-of-n-acetylcysteine
#13
Wen-Hua Li, Lin Wang, Hai-Yan He, Jing Chen, Ya-Ren Yu
Serum creatinine (Scr), which is a conventional indicator of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN), is unable to reflect the damage of kidney promptly. The present study aimed to investigate the value of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) in kidney and serum of CIN rats to observe whether NGAL can be used as a superior indicator of CIN. Furthermore, N-acetylcysteine (NAC) was used to assess its effect on CIN. A total of 120 adult male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups (n=30/group): CIN rats (CIN), normal rats treated with NAC (NAC), CIN rats treated with NAC (NAC+CIN) and the control group (CON)...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873023/therapeutic-efficacy-of-azithromycin-and-acetylcysteine-in-chronic-otitis-media-with-effusion
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Irena Babić, Tomislav Baudoin, Robert Trotić, Vladimir Bedeković
Otitis media with effusion (OME) is a common disease in childhood. There is no consensus on the optimal therapeutic option for OME. Considering the known efficacy of acetylcysteine (AC) and azithromycin (AZ) in the treatment of middle ear mucosa, the aim of the study was to assess their efficacy in the management of chronic OME. The study included 90 children with OME, both ears. They are divided into three groups of 30 children. Group 1 (AC) patients were treated with acetylcysteine per os, 3 × 100 mg, for 3 weeks; group 2 (AZ) with body weight adjusted dose of azithromycin for 3 days; and group 3 (AC + AZ) with a combination of acetylcysteine and azithromycin at doses described above...
November 21, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868128/the-role-of-stim1-in-the-cr-vi-induced-ca-2-i-increase-and-cell-injury-in-l-02-hepatocytes
#15
Xing Yi, Yujing Zhang, Caigao Zhong, Xiali Zhong, Fang Xiao
Hexavalent chromium [Cr(vi)] is a potent cytotoxin and carcinogen. In recent years, drinking water contamination with Cr(vi) has become a worldwide problem of significant public health importance, thus much attention has been paid to the investigation of Cr(vi)-induced hepatotoxicity. The concentration of intracellular calcium ions ([Ca(2+)]i) was found to be increased after Cr(vi) exposure, but the exact underlying mechanisms involved in the Ca(2+) homeostasis imbalance remain poorly characterized. In the present study, by utilizing the antagonist of store-operated calcium channels (SOCCs) 2-aminoethoxydiphenyl borate (2-APB), small interfering RNA against stromal interaction molecule 1 (si-STIM1) and antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC), we found that Cr(vi) induces [Ca(2+)]i increase, cell viability loss and transaminase (AST/ALT) leakage, and that these could be suppressed by both 2-APB and si-STIM1...
November 21, 2016: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867098/ammonia-promotes-endothelial-cell-survival-via-the-heme-oxygenase-1-mediated-release-of-carbon-monoxide
#16
Xiao-Ming Liu, Kelly J Peyton, William Durante
Although endothelial cells produce substantial quantities of ammonia during cell metabolism, the physiologic role of this gas in these cells is not known. In this study, we investigated if ammonia regulates the expression of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), and if this enzyme influences the biological actions of ammonia on endothelial cells. Exogenously administered ammonia, given as ammonium chloride or ammonium hydroxide, or endogenously generated ammonia stimulated HO-1 protein expression in cultured human and murine endothelial cells...
November 17, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863474/hypoxic-resistance-of-kras-mutant-tumor-cells-to-3-bromopyruvate-is-counteracted-by-prima-1-and-reversed-by-n-acetylcysteine
#17
Andrea Orue, Valery Chavez, Mary Strasberg-Rieber, Manuel Rieber
BACKGROUND: The metabolic inhibitor 3-bromopyruvate (3-BrPA) is a promising anti-cancer alkylating agent, shown to inhibit growth of some colorectal carcinoma with KRAS mutation. Recently, we demonstrated increased resistance to 3-BrPA in wt p53 tumor cells compared to those with p53 silencing or mutation. Since hypoxic microenvironments select for tumor cells with diminished therapeutic response, we investigated whether hypoxia unequally increases resistance to 3-BrPA in wt p53 MelJuso melanoma harbouring (Q61L)-mutant NRAS and wt BRAF, C8161 melanoma with (G12D)-mutant KRAS (G464E)-mutant BRAF, and A549 lung carcinoma with a KRAS (G12S)-mutation...
November 18, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863415/induction-of-the-mitochondria-mediated-apoptosis-in-human-esophageal-cancer-cells-by-ds2-a-newly-synthetic-diterpenoid-analog-is-regulated-by-bax-and-caused-by-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species
#18
Yong-Cheng Ma, Yu Ke, Xiaolin Zi, Fei Zhao, Lin Yuan, Ying-Li Zhu, Xia-Xia Fan, Ning-Min Zhao, Qiao-Yan Li, Yu-Hua Qin, Hong-Min Liu
Ent-kaurane diterpene compounds have attracted considerable attention in recent years due to its antitumor, antibacterial, and antiviral activities. However, the clinical development of natural kaurane diterpenes, for example, oridonin for cancer therapy has been hampered by its relatively moderate potency, limited bioavailability. Herein, we report a newly synthetic analog of natural ent-kaurane diterpene, DS2, which exhibits significantly improved activity of antiproliferation against various cancer cell lines relative to oridonin...
November 15, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861627/caspase-dependent-and-caspase-independent-pathways-are-involved-in-cadmium-induced-apoptosis-in-primary-rat-proximal-tubular-cell-culture
#19
Gang Liu, Hui Zou, Tongwang Luo, Mengfei Long, Jianchun Bian, Xuezhong Liu, Jianhong Gu, Yan Yuan, Ruilong Song, Yi Wang, Jiaqiao Zhu, Zongping Liu
We designed this study to investigate whether cadmium induces caspase-independent apoptosis and to investigate the relationship between the caspase-dependent and caspase-independent apoptotic pathways. Cadmium (1.25-2.5 μM) induced oxidative stress in rat proximal tubular (rPT) cells, as seen in the reactive oxygen species levels; N-acetylcysteine prevented this. Cyclosporin A (CsA) prevented mitochondrial permeability transition pore opening and apoptosis; there was mitochondrial ultrastructural disruption, mitochondrial cytochrome c (cyt c) translocation to the cytoplasm, and subsequent caspase-9 and caspase-3 activation...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861613/non-serotonergic-neurotoxicity-by-mdma-ecstasy-in-neurons-derived-from-mouse-p19-embryonal-carcinoma-cells
#20
Dina Popova, Andréas Forsblad, Sanaz Hashemian, Stig O P Jacobsson
3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA; ecstasy) is a commonly abused recreational drug that causes neurotoxic effects in both humans and animals. The mechanism behind MDMA-induced neurotoxicity is suggested to be species-dependent and needs to be further investigated on the cellular level. In this study, the effects of MDMA in neuronally differentiated P19 mouse embryonal carcinoma cells have been examined. MDMA produces a concentration-, time- and temperature-dependent toxicity in differentiated P19 neurons, as measured by intracellular MTT reduction and extracellular LDH activity assays...
2016: PloS One
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