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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821156/physicochemical-interactions-of-cycloamylose-with-phenolic-compounds
#1
Shin-Joung Rho, Saehun Mun, Jung Sun Hong, Young-Lim Kim, Ha V Do, Young-Wan Kim, Sang-Ik Han, Yong-Ro Kim
The complex formation capability of cycloamylose (CA), having a degree of polymerization of 23-45, with phenolic compounds (PCs) was investigated using various physicochemical techniques. The fluorescence intensity of PCs increased and then reached a plateau at 10-20mM cyclodextrin, while it continued to increase at up to 60mM CA. Thermodynamic data of CA complexes with PCs revealed that the binding process was primarily enthalpy-driven and spontaneous. CA favored to form the most stable complex with chlorogenic acid (CHA) among all PCs...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820432/rho-kinase-blockade-attenuates-podocyte-apoptosis-by-inhibiting-the-notch-signaling-pathway-in-diabetic-nephropathy
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Keiichiro Matoba, Daiji Kawanami, Yosuke Nagai, Yusuke Takeda, Tomoyo Akamine, Sho Ishizawa, Yasushi Kanazawa, Tamotsu Yokota, Kazunori Utsunomiya
Podocyte apoptosis is a key process in the onset of diabetic nephropathy. A significant body of evidence shows that the Notch signaling pathway plays a central role in this process. We found that Rho-kinase mediates transforming growth factor β (TGF-β)-induced Notch ligand Jag1 expression. Importantly, TGF-β-mediated podocyte apoptosis was attenuated by Rho-kinase inhibition. Mechanistically, Rho-kinase regulated Jag1 induction via the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) 1/2 and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) but not Smad pathways...
August 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820400/alteration-in-expressions-of-rhoa-and-rho-kinases-during-pregnancy-in-rats-their-roles-in-uterine-contractions-and-onset-of-labour
#3
D Domokos, E Ducza, G Falkay, R Gaspar
Activation of RhoA and Rho-associated kinases (ROCKs) is known to play a pivotal role in the regulation of smooth muscle contraction via phosphorylation of myosin-light chain and myosin phosphatase. There are few data on the RhoA and ROCKs expression levels in rat uteri. Therefore, our aim was to investigate the mRNA and protein concentration of RhoA and ROCKs in rat uterus during pregnancy, during parturition and post-partum using real time PCR and Western blot analysis. The other purpose was to evaluate the effects of the ROCK (Y-27632, fasudil and RKI 1441) and RhoA inhibitors (simvastatin) on uterine contractility in isolated organ bath experiments...
June 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819898/regulation-of-hepatic-na-k-atpase-in-obese-female-and-male-rats-involvement-of-erk1-2-ampk-and-rho-rock
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Julijana Stanimirovic, Milan Obradovic, Anastasija Panic, Voin Petrovic, Dragan Alavantic, Irena Melih, Esma R Isenovic
In this study, we assessed whether the disturbed regulation of sodium/potassium-adenosine-triphosphatase (Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase) occurs as a consequence of obesity-induced IR in sex-specific manner. We also assessed whether alterations of IRS/PI3K/Akt, ERK1/2, AMPKα, and RhoA/ROCK signaling cascades have an important role in this pathology. Female and male Wistar rats (150-200 g, 8 weeks old) were fed a standard laboratory diet or a high-fat (HF) diet (42% fat) for 10 weeks. The activity of hepatic Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase and Rho, and the association of IRS-1/p85 were assessed in liver...
August 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819566/development-of-poly-lactic-glycolic-acid-plga-microspheres-for-controlled-release-of-rho-associated-kinase-inhibitor
#5
Sho Koda, Naoki Okumura, Junji Kitano, Noriko Koizumi, Yasuhiko Tabata
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of poly lactic/glycolic acid (PLGA) as a drug delivery carrier of Rho kinase (ROCK) inhibitor for the treatment of corneal endothelial disease. METHOD: ROCK inhibitor Y-27632 and PLGA were dissolved in water with or without gelatin (W1), and a double emulsion [(W1/O)/W2] was formed with dichloromethane (O) and polyvinyl alcohol (W2). Drug release curve was obtained by evaluating the released Y-27632 by using high performance liquid chromatography...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819224/the-role-of-rho-gtpases-and-actin-polymerization-during-macrophage-tunneling-nanotube-biogenesis
#6
Samer J Hanna, Kessler McCoy-Simandle, Veronika Miskolci, Peng Guo, Michael Cammer, Louis Hodgson, Dianne Cox
Macrophage interactions with other cells, either locally or at distances, are imperative in both normal and pathological conditions. While soluble means of communication can transmit signals between different cells, it does not account for all long distance macrophage interactions. Recently described tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) are membranous channels that connect cells together and allow for transfer of signals, vesicles, and organelles. However, very little is known about the mechanism by which these structures are formed...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818859/renal-denervation-suppresses-coronary-hyperconstricting-responses-after-drug-eluting-stent-implantation-in-pigs-in-vivo-through-the-kidney-brain-heart-axis
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Hironori Uzuka, Yasuharu Matsumoto, Kensuke Nishimiya, Kazuma Ohyama, Hideaki Suzuki, Hirokazu Amamizu, Susumu Morosawa, Michinori Hirano, Tomohiko Shindo, Yoku Kikuchi, Kiyotaka Hao, Takashi Shiroto, Kenta Ito, Jun Takahashi, Koji Fukuda, Satoshi Miyata, Yoshihito Funaki, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Satoshi Yasuda, Hiroaki Shimokawa
OBJECTIVE: Drug-eluting stent-induced coronary hyperconstricting responses remain an important issue. The adventitia harbors a variety of components that potently modulate vascular tone, including sympathetic nerve fibers (SNF) and vasa vasorum. Catheter-based renal denervation (RDN) inhibits sympathetic nerve activity. We, thus, examined whether RDN suppresses drug-eluting stent-induced coronary hyperconstricting responses, and if so, what mechanisms are involved. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Protocol 1: pigs implanted with everolimus-eluting stents into the left coronary arteries underwent coronary angiography at 1 month after implantation for assessment of coronary vasomotion and adventitial SNF formation...
August 17, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815090/effects-of-the-rho-kinase-inhibitor-y-27632-on-extraocular-muscle-surgery-in-rabbits
#8
Ji-Sun Moon, Hyun Kyung Kim, Sun Young Shin
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of the Rho-kinase inhibitor Y-27632 on postoperative inflammation and adhesion following extraocular muscle surgery in rabbits. METHODS: The superior rectus muscle reinsertion was performed on both eyes of 8 New Zealand white rabbits. After reinsertion, the rabbits received subconjunctival injections of the Rho-kinase inhibitor and saline on each eye. To assess acute and late inflammatory changes, Ki-67, CD11β+, and F4/80 were evaluated and the sites of muscle reattachment were evaluated for a postoperative adhesion score and histopathologically for collagen formation...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814641/ceramide-activation-of-rhoa-rho-kinase-impairs-actin-polymerization-during-aggregated-ldl-catabolism
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Rajesh K Singh, Abigail S Haka, Alexandria Brumfield, Inna Grosheva, Priya Bhardwaj, Harvey F Chin, Yuquan Xiong, Timothy Hla, Frederick R Maxfield
Macrophages use an extracellular, hydrolytic compartment formed by local actin polymerization to digest aggregated LDL (agLDL). Catabolism of agLDL promotes foam cell formation and creates an environment rich in LDL catabolites including cholesterol and ceramide. Increased ceramide levels are present in lesional LDL, but the effect of ceramide on macrophage pro-atherogenic processes remains unknown. Here, we show that macrophages accumulate ceramide in atherosclerotic lesions. Using macrophages from Sphingosine Kinase 2 knockout (SK2KO) mice to mimic ceramide rich conditions of atherosclerotic lesions, we show that SK2KO macrophages display impaired actin polymerization and foam cell formation in response to contact with agLDL...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813503/detectable-hiv-rna-in-semen-of-hiv-controllers
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Marie-Laure Chaix, Faroudy Boufassa, Candice Meyzer, Marianne Leruez-Ville, Nadia Mahjoub, Marie-Laure Nere, Philippe Genet, Claudine Duvivier, Caroline Lascoux-Combes, Olivier Lambotte, Jade Ghosn
BACKGROUND: Whether spontaneous low levels of HIV-1 RNA in blood plasma correlate with low levels of HIV-1 RNA in seminal plasma has never been investigated in HIV controller (HIC) men so far. METHODS: HIC men enrolled in the ANRS CODEX cohort were eligible for the present study if they had no symptoms of sexually transmitted infections (STI). Two paired samples of blood and semen were collected four weeks apart. HIV-RNA was quantified in blood plasma (bpVL) and in seminal plasma (spVL), and cell-associated HIV-DNA was quantified in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and in non-sperm cells (NSC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811522/the-lichen-secondary-metabolite-atranorin-suppresses-lung-cancer-cell-motility-and-tumorigenesis
#11
Rui Zhou, Yi Yang, So-Yeon Park, Thanh Thi Nguyen, Young-Woo Seo, Kyung Hwa Lee, Jae Hyuk Lee, Kyung Keun Kim, Jae-Seoun Hur, Hangun Kim
Lichens are symbiotic organisms that produce various secondary metabolites. Here, different lichen extracts were examined to identify secondary metabolites with anti-migratory activity against human lung cancer cells. Everniastrum vexans had the most potent inhibitory activity, and atranorin was identified as an active subcomponent of this extract. Atranorin suppressed β-catenin-mediated TOPFLASH activity by inhibiting the nuclear import of β-catenin and downregulating β-catenin/LEF and c-jun/AP-1 downstream target genes such as CD44, cyclin-D1 and c-myc...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810850/variations-in-diabetes-remission-rates-after-bariatric-surgery-in-spanish-adults-according-to-the-use-of-different-diagnostic-criteria-for-diabetes
#12
María R Alhambra-Expósito, María J Molina-Puerta, María I Prior-Sánchez, Gregorio Manzano-García, Alfonso Calañas-Continente, María A Gálvez-Moreno
BACKGROUND: There are multiple criteria to define remission of type 2 diabetes (DM2) after bariatric surgery but there is not a specific one widely accepted. Our objectives were to compare diagnostic criteria for DM2 remission after bariatric surgery: Criteria from Spanish scientific associations (SEEN/SEEDO/SED) and from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). We also aim to analyse the degree of correlation between these sets of criteria. METHODS: Retrospective observational study in 127 patients undergoing bariatric surgery in a single centre (Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía, Córdoba, Spain) between January 2001 and December 2009...
August 15, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810821/idiopathic-low-ovarian-reserve-is-associated-with-more-frequent-positive-thyroid-peroxidase-antibody
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Chien-Wen Chen, Ya-Li Huang, Rui Lan Huang, Chii-Ruey Tzeng, Chi-Huang Chen
BACKGROUND: While screening on thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPO-Ab) has been recommended in women with primary ovarian insufficiency, the relationship between thyroid autoimmunity (TAI) and ovarian reserve remains undetermined. Because the TAI prevalence was reported to be different between races, we aimed to investigate the TAI prevalence in Chinese women with different ovarian reserve. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study conducted in a university infertility clinic between October 2013 and March 2016...
August 16, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810542/electroacupuncture-promotes-axonal-regeneration-in-rats-with-focal-cerebral-ischemia-through-the-downregulation-of-nogo-a-ngr-rhoa-rock-signaling
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Saie Huang, Danxia Huang, Jiapei Zhao, Lidian Chen
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on the axonal regeneration environment following cerebral ischemia injury and to investigate whether it was associated with Nogo-A/Nogo receptor (NgR)/RhoA/Rho-associated protein kinase (ROCK) signaling. Using a rat model of focal cerebral ischemia, the effects of EA at the Quchi (LI11) and Zusanli (ST36) acupoints on axonal growth inhibitory protein and axonal growth factors were assessed and the underlying molecular mechanisms were investigated...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808268/change-of-precipitation-characteristics-in-the-water-wind-erosion-crisscross-region-on-the-loess-plateau-china-from-1958-to-2015
#15
Xingkai Zhao, Zengyao Li, Qingke Zhu
Precipitation plays an important and crucial role in processes in the water-wind erosion crisscross region of the Loess Plateau than in other parts of the region. We analyzed precipitation data and standardized precipitation index (SPI) at 14 representative synoptic stations from 1958 to 2015 used trend-free prewhitening, linear trend estimation, Spearman's rho test, the Mann-Kendall trend test, the Mann-Kendall abrupt change test and rescaled range analysis. The following conclusions were drawn. First, the analysis of monthly precipitation at all stations suggested that precipitation during the rainy season (July, August, September), especially rain in July and August, exhibited a general decreasing trend, while both increasing and decreasing trends were observed in other months...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807941/the-rac-gtpase-in-cancer-from-old-concepts-to-new-paradigms
#16
Marcelo G Kazanietz, María-José Caloca
Rho family GTPases are critical regulators of cellular functions that play important roles in cancer progression. Aberrant activity of Rho small G-proteins, particularly Rac1 and their regulators, is a hallmark of cancer, and contributes to the tumorigenic and metastatic phenotypes of cancer cells. This review examines the multiple mechanisms leading to Rac1 hyperactivation, particularly focusing on emerging paradigms that involve gain-of-function mutations in Rac and guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs), defects in Rac1 degradation, and mislocalization of Rac signaling components...
August 14, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807910/24-hour-pharmacokinetic-relationships-for-vancomycin-and-novel-urinary-biomarkers-of-acute-kidney-injury
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J Nicholas O'Donnell, Nathaniel J Rhodes, Thomas P Lodise, Walter C Prozialeck, Cristina M Miglis, Medha Joshi, Natarajan Venkatesan, Gwendolyn Pais, Cameron Cluff, Peter C Lamar, Seema Briyal, John Z Day, Anil Gulati, Marc H Scheetz
Introduction: Vancomycin has been associated with acute kidney injury in preclinical and clinical settings, however the precise exposure profiles associated with vancomycin induced acute kidney injury has not been defined. We sought to determine pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics indices associated with the development of acute kidney injury using sensitive urinary biomarkers.Methods: Male Sprague-Dawley rats received clinical grade vancomycin or normal saline as an intraperitoneal injection. Total daily doses between 0 and 400 mg/kg/day were administered as single or 2 divided doses over a 24-hour period...
August 14, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807599/relationship-of-the-patient-specific-functional-scale-to-commonly-used-clinical-measures-in-hand-osteoarthritis
#18
Heidi Hermann Wright, Virginia O'Brien, Kristin Valdes, Barbra Koczan, Joy MacDermid, Elizabeth Moore, Margaret A Finley
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort correlation study. INTRODUCTION: There is no known published research on correlations between the Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS), hand grip strength, and the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) in a population with hand osteoarthritis (OA). PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to establish reliability of the PSFS and to evaluate the relationship between the PSFS, hand grip strength, and the DASH for a population with hand OA...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807140/acute-psychological-trauma-in-the-critically-ill-patient-and-family-perspectives
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Volha Dziadzko, Mikhail A Dziadzko, Margaret M Johnson, Ognjen Gajic, Lioudmila V Karnatovskaia
OBJECTIVE: Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), which encompasses profound psychological morbidity, affects many survivors of critical illness. We hypothesize that acute psychological stress during the intensive care unit (ICU) confinement likely contributes to PICS. In order to develop strategies that mitigate PICS associated psychological morbidity, it is paramount to first characterize acute ICU psychological stress and begin to understand its causative and protective factors. METHODS: A structured interview study was administered to adult critical illness survivors who received ≥48h of mechanical ventilation in medical and surgical ICUs of a tertiary care center, and their families...
July 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806276/circulating-progenitor-cell-response-to-exercise-in-wheelchair-racing-athletes
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Grace M Niemiro, Thomas Edwards, J P Barfield, Joseph W Beals, Elizabeth M Broad, Robert W Motl, Nicholas A Burd, Lara A Pilutti, Michael De Lisio
INTRODUCTION: Circulating progenitor cells (CPCs) are a heterogeneous population of stem/progenitor cells in peripheral blood that participate in tissue repair. CPC mobilization has been well characterized in able-bodied persons, but has not been previously investigated in wheelchair racing athletes. The purpose of this study was to characterize CPC and CPC sub-population mobilization in elite wheelchair racing athletes in response to acute, upper-extremity aerobic exercise to determine if CPC responses are similar to ambulatory populations...
August 11, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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