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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821160/leuconostoc-mesenteroides-derived-anticancer-pharmaceuticals-hinder-inflammation-and-cell-survival-in-colon-cancer-cells-by-modulating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-akt-pten-mapk-pathways
#1
Sepideh Zununi Vahed, Abolfazl Barzegari, Yalda Rahbar Saadat, Ali Goreyshi, Yadollah Omidi
Promising results from different studies on the effect of probiotics in cancer prevention and therapy have so far been reported. However, the molecular mechanism of the interaction of probiotics with cancer cells is yet to be fully understood. In the present study, Leuconostoc mesenteroides was isolated from traditional dairy products, and its probiotic characteristics were determined. HT-29 cells were treated with conditioned-medium of designated bacteria and the cell apoptosis was studied at cellular and molecular level using DAPI staining, flow cytometry, DNA ladder assays, and real-time quantitative-PCR (q-PCR)...
August 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821148/a-pectic-polysaccharide-from-ligusticum-chuanxiong-promotes-intestine-antioxidant-defense-in-aged-mice
#2
Chao Huang, Xiyue Cao, Xingfu Chen, Yuping Fu, Yingguo Zhu, Zhengli Chen, Qihui Luo, Lixia Li, Xu Song, Renyong Jia, Zhongqiong Yin, Bin Feng, Yuanfeng Zou
The extensive prospects of polysaccharides in medicine and pharmaceuticals have elicited much interest. Ligusticum chuanxiong polysaccharides, previously extracted as neutral polysaccharides, exhibit antioxidant, anticancer, andantibacterial capacities in vitro. Here we show one pectic polysaccharide extracted from rhizome of L. chuanxiong(LCP-II-I). Structural analysis indicated its long homogalacturonan region is interrupted by rhamnogalacturonan type I, with arabinan and arabinogalactan type I as side chains...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821065/physicochemical-and-powder-characteristics-of-various-citrus-pectins-and-their-application-for-oral-pharmaceutical-tablets
#3
Parichat Chomto, Jurairat Nunthanid
The physicochemical and powder properties of citrus pectins varying in molecular weight and degree of esterification (DE) were characterized. All the pectins were flake particles with average sizes of around 84-107μm in diameter. They were amorphous solids and classified as being from slightly to moderately hygroscopic. Pomelo pectin possessed passable to poor flowability while the others were classified as having fair flowability. Heckel's analysis indicated that all pectins underwent plastic deformation under compression...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821063/development-and-characterization-of-banana-flour-film-incorporated-with-montmorillonite-and-banana-starch-nanoparticles
#4
Aungkana Orsuwan, Rungsinee Sothornvit
Banana flour film is an alternative biopolymer material but still needs improvement of its mechanical properties and water vapor permeability. Banana starch nanoparticles (BSNs), prepared using miniemulsion cross-linking, make an interesting reinforcing agent. The properties of plasticized banana flour film (PBF) were characterized incorporated with 5% (w/w) of either montmorillonite; MMT-Na(+) (PBF-M) or BSN (PBF-B), including a mixture of nanoparticles at 1:1 for 5% (PBF-MB5) and 10% (PBF-MB10). PBF-MB5 provided better improvement in the film mechanical and water barrier properties compared with PBF-B...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821038/the-inhibition-of-lps-induced-inflammation-in-raw264-7-macrophages-via-the-pi3k-akt-pathway-by-highly-n-acetylated-chitooligosaccharide
#5
Qingsong Xu, Meisi Liu, Qishun Liu, Wenxia Wang, Yuguang Du, Heng Yin
Chitooligosaccharide (COS) has been shown to regulate many biological functions, such as antimicrobial effect and antitumor activity. In the present study, highly N-acetylated chitooligosaccharide (NACOS) was prepared by N-acetylation of COS, and the anti-inflammatory activity of NACOS in macrophages were evaluated. The results indicated NACOS significantly suppressed the LPS-induced pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) expression. Furthermore, the increased levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO) were repressed by NACOS in a dose dependent manner...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821033/novel-nitroaniline-cellulose-nanohybrids-nitro-radical-photo-release-and-its-antibacterial-action
#6
Prashant Chauhan, Ning Yan
In this study, carboxylated nanocrystalline cellulose is surface functionalized by a chromophoric nitro radical (NO) photodonor via covalent bonding. The resulting new photoactive nanohybrid material displays an effective photogeneration of NO radicals upon illumination by light. The release of NO radicals has been chemically detected by various spectroscopic techniques. The bactericidal activity of the novel nanohybrid is effectively demonstrated against both Gram positive (Staphylococcus aureus) and Gram negative (Pseudomonas aeruginosa) bacteria with light...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821003/-111-in-dtpa-d-phe-1-asp-0-d-phe-1-octreotide-exhibits-higher-tumor-accumulation-and-lower-renal-radioactivity-than-111-in-dtpa-d-phe-1-octreotide
#7
Nobuhiro Oshima, Hiromichi Akizawa, Hirotake Kitaura, Hidekazu Kawashima, Songji Zhao, Yan Zhao, Ken-Ichi Nishijima, Yoji Kitamura, Yasushi Arano, Yuji Kuge, Kazue Ohkura
INTRODUCTION: (111)In-DTPA-d-Phe(1)-octreotide scintigraphy is an important method of detecting neuroendocrine tumors. We previously reported that a new derivative of (111)In-DTPA-d-Phe(1)-octreotide, (111)In-DTPA-d-Phe(-1)-Asp(0)-d-Phe(1)-octreotide, accomplished the reduction of prolonged renal accumulation of radioactivity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the tumor accumulation of (111)In-DTPA-d-Phe(-1)-Asp(0)-d-Phe(1)-octreotide in vitro and in vivo by comparing it with (111)In-DTPA-d-Phe(1)-octreotide...
July 12, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820564/telepharmacy-rules-and-statutes-a-50-state-survey
#8
George Tzanetakos, Fred Ullrich, Keith Meuller
Purpose and Introduction. The purpose of this policy brief is to identify rules and laws enacted by states authorizing the use of community telepharmacy initiatives within their respective jurisdictions. Though telepharmacy exists in several forms, telepharmacy in this brief is defined as the delivery of pharmaceutical care to outpatients at a distance through the use of telecommunication and other advanced technologies. Pharmaceutical care includes, but is not limited to, drug review and monitoring, dispensing of medications, medication therapy management, and patient counseling...
April 2017: Rural Policy Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820488/phase-behaviour-and-miscibility-studies-of-collagen-silk-fibroin-macromolecular-system-in-dilute-solutions-and-solid-state
#9
Ima Ghaeli, Mariana A de Moraes, Marisa M Beppu, Katarzyna Lewandowska, Alina Sionkowska, Frederico Ferreira-da-Silva, Maria P Ferraz, Fernando J Monteiro
Miscibility is an important issue in biopolymer blends for analysis of the behavior of polymer pairs through the detection of phase separation and improvement of the mechanical and physical properties of the blend. This study presents the formulation of a stable and one-phase mixture of collagen and regenerated silk fibroin (RSF), with the highest miscibility ratio between these two macromolecules, through inducing electrostatic interactions, using salt ions. For this aim, a ternary phase diagram was experimentally built for the mixtures, based on observations of phase behavior of blend solutions with various ratios...
August 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820276/attenuation%C3%A2-of-sulfite-induced-testicular-injury-in-rats-by-zingiber-officinale-roscoe
#10
Akbar Afkhami Fathabad, Shahnaz Shekarforoush, Maryam Hoseini, Zahra Ebrahimi
Sulfite salts, including sodium metabisulfte, are widely used as preservatives in foods and pharmaceutical agents. Previous studies suggest that oxidative stress may be an important mediator of testicular injury. The present study was designed to elucidate the effect of exposure to sodium metabisulfite by gavage without or with Zingiber officinale (ginger) extract on the rat testes. Thirty-two male Wistar rats were randomly divided into control, ginger-treated (500 mg/kg/day), sodium metabisulfite- (SMB-) treated (260 mg/kg/day), and SMB + ginger- (SZ-) treated groups...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820072/structural-design-and-physicochemical-foundations-of-hydrogels-for-biomedical-and-pharmaceutical-applications
#11
Qingyong Li, Wen Li, Jie Xu, Zhengxiang Ning, Jiaoyan Ren, Wenzhen Liao
Biomedical research, known as medical research, is conducive to support and promote the development of knowledge in the field of medicine. Hydrogels have been extensively used in many biomedical fields due to theirs highly absorbent and flexible properties. The smart hydrogels, especially, can respond to a broad range of external stimuli such as temperature, pH value, light, electric and magnetic fields. With excellent biocompatibility, tunable rheology, mechanical properties, porosity, and hydrated molecular structure, hydrogels are considered as promising candidate for simulating local tissue microenvironment...
August 17, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819889/visualization-of-57-fe-labeled-heme-isotopic-fine-structure-and-localization-of-regions-of-erythroblast-maturation-in-mouse-spleen-by-maldi-fticr-ms-imaging
#12
Makoto Kihara, Yukari Matsuo-Tezuka, Mariko Noguchi-Sasaki, Keigo Yorozu, Mitsue Kurasawa, Yasushi Shimonaka, Michinori Hirata
Epoetin beta pegol (continuous erythropoiesis receptor activator; C.E.R.A.), or methoxy-polyethylene glycol-modified epoetin beta, is a long-acting erythropoiesis stimulating agent (ESA) that effectively maintains hemoglobin levels. It promotes proliferation of erythroid progenitor cells in hematopoietic organs and leads to increased reticulocyte and hemoglobin levels. However, the detailed erythropoietic effects of various ESAs on their target organs have yet to be clarified, and new approaches are needed to analyze tissue iron localization with structural information...
August 17, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819677/direct-analysis-of-terpenes-from-biological-buffer-systems-using-sesi-and-ir-maldesi
#13
Milad Nazari, Alexandra A Malico, Måns Ekelöf, Sean Lund, Gavin J Williams, David C Muddiman
Terpenes are the largest class of natural products with a wide range of applications including use as pharmaceuticals, fragrances, flavorings, and agricultural products. Terpenes are biosynthesized by the condensation of a variable number of isoprene units resulting in linear polyisoprene diphosphate units, which can then be cyclized by terpene synthases into a range of complex structures. While these cyclic structures have immense diversity and potential in different applications, their direct analysis in biological buffer systems requires intensive sample preparation steps such as salt cleanup, extraction with organic solvents, and chromatographic separations...
August 17, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819498/why-regulatory-indifference-towards-pharmaceutical-pollution-of-the-environment-could-be-a-missed-opportunity-in-public-health-protection-a-holistic-view
#14
Pakoyo Fadhiru Kamba, Bruhan Kaggwa, Edson Ireeta Munanura, Tom Okurut, Freddy Eric Kitutu
The last generation has witnessed bludgeoning of the world's population, a spike in disease burden, and unprecedented levels of pharmaceutical consumption and production. Unfortunately, pharmaceuticals have left their industrial and household confines and leaked into the environment. Pharmaceuticals are now major environmental pollutants, and are ubiquitous in waters and soils. Unlike other environmental contaminants, pharmaceutical pollutants are not yet regulated globally, simply because acute risk assessments show insignificant human health hazard...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819231/in-vitro-micropatterned-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-test-%C3%A2%C2%B5p-hpst-for-morphometric-based-teratogen-screening
#15
Jiangwa Xing, Yue Cao, Yang Yu, Huan Li, Ziwei Song, Hanry Yu
Exposure to teratogenic chemicals during pregnancy may cause severe birth defects. Due to high inter-species variation of drug responses as well as financial and ethical burdens, despite the widely use of in vivo animal tests, it's crucial to develop highly predictive human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-based in vitro assays to identify potential teratogens. Previously we have shown that the morphological disruption of mesoendoderm patterns formed by geometrically-confined cell differentiation and migration using hPSCs could potentially serve as a sensitive morphological marker in teratogen detection...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818741/identification-of-sterols-from-the-soft-coral-dendronephthya-gigantea-and-their-anti-inflammatory-potential
#16
I P Shanura Fernando, K K Asanka Sanjeewa, Hyun-Soo Kim, Seo-Young Kim, Seung-Hong Lee, Won Woo Lee, You-Jin Jeon
Exploration of anti-inflammatory phytochemicals has received tremendous attention worldwide owing to the rapid increase in inflammatory diseases. Current study reveals the identification of eight 3β-hydroxy-Δ(5)-steroidal congeners from a nonpolar column fraction of the ethanol solubles from the soft coral Dendronephthya gigantea collected from Jeju Island South Korea, using GC-MS/MS analysis. The sterol-rich fraction (DGEH21) showed a significant anti-inflammatory activity as exhibited by the inhibition of NO production (IC50 4...
August 9, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818601/complete-genome-sequence-of-pseudomonas-antarctica-pamc-27494-a-bacteriocin-producing-psychrophile-isolated-from-antarctica
#17
Jaejin Lee, Yong-Joon Cho, Jae Young Yang, You-Jung Jung, Soon Gyu Hong, Ok-Sun Kim
Antimicrobial-producing, cold-adapted microorganisms have great potential for biotechnological applications in food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries. Pseudomonas antarctica PAMC 27494, a psychrophile exhibiting antimicrobial activity, was isolated from an Antarctic freshwater sample. Here we report the complete genome of P. antarctica PAMC 27494. The strain contains a gene cluster encoding microcin B which inhibits DNA regulations by targeting the DNA gyrase. PAMC 27494 may produce R-type pyocins and also contains a complete set of proteins for the biosynthesis of adenosylcobalamin and possibly induces plant growth by supplying pyrroloquinoline quionone molecules...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818593/nitrofurantoin-hydrolytic-degradation-in-the-environment
#18
Martina Biošić, Irena Škorić, Jasmina Beganović, Sandra Babić
Occurrence of pharmaceuticals, especially antibiotics in the environment increased attention to their environmental fate. Hydrolysis is one of two abiotic processes by which compounds are degraded in the environment. According to authors knowledge this is the first study investigating hydrolytic degradation of nitrofurantoin at pH-values normally found in the environment. Nitrofurantoin hydrolytic degradation appeared to be much slower at acidic (pH 4) solution compared to neutral (pH 7) and alkaline (pH 9) solutions at all three investigated temperatures (20 °C, 40 °C and 60 °C)...
August 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818463/ribosomally-synthesised-cyclic-peptides-from-plants-as-drug-leads-and-pharmaceutical-scaffolds
#19
David J Craik, Meng-Han Lee, Fabian B H Rehm, Benjamin Tombling, Benjamin Doffek, Hayden Peacock
Owing to their exceptional stability and favourable pharmacokinetic properties, plant-derived cyclic peptides have recently attracted significant attention in the field of peptide-based drug design. This article describes the three major classes of ribosomally-synthesised plant peptides - the cyclotides, the PawS-derived peptides and the orbitides - and reviews their applications as leads or scaffolds in drug design. These ribosomally-produced peptides have a range of biological activities, including anti-HIV, cytotoxic and immunomodulatory activity...
August 8, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818359/environment-of-care-is-it-time-to-reassess-microbial-contamination-of-the-operating-room-air-as-a-risk-factor-for-surgical-site-infection-in-total-joint-arthroplasty
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Javad Parvizi, Sue Barnes, Noam Shohat, Charles E Edmiston
In the modern operating room (OR), traditional surgical mask, frequent air exchanges, and architectural barriers are viewed as effective in reducing airborne microbial populations. Intraoperative sampling of airborne particulates is rarely performed in the OR because of technical difficulties associated with sampling methodologies and a common belief that airborne contamination is infrequently associated with surgical site infections (SSIs). Recent studies suggest that viable airborne particulates are readily disseminated throughout the OR, placing patients at risk for postoperative SSI...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
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