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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510041/the-keap1-nrf2-pathway-promising-therapeutic-target-to-counteract-ros-mediated-damage-in-cancers-and-neurodegenerative-diseases
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REVIEW
Prashant Deshmukh, Sruthi Unni, Gopinatha Krishnappa, Balasundaram Padmanabhan
The overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) generates oxidative stress in cells. Oxidative stress results in various pathophysiological conditions, especially cancers and neurodegenerative diseases (NDD). The Keap1-Nrf2 [Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1-nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2] regulatory pathway plays a central role in protecting cells against oxidative and xenobiotic stresses. The Nrf2 transcription factor activates the transcription of several cytoprotective genes that have been implicated in protection from cancer and NDD...
February 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507954/with-friends-like-these-the-complex-role-of-neutrophils-in-the-progression-of-severe-pneumonia
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REVIEW
Roger D Pechous
Pneumonia is a leading cause of death from infection in the United States and across the globe. During pulmonary infection, clear resolution of host inflammatory responses occurs in the absence of appreciable lung damage. Neutrophils are the first wave of leukocytes to arrive in the lung upon infection. After activation, neutrophils traffic from the vasculature via transendothelial migration through the lung interstitium and into the alveolar space. Successful pulmonary immunity requires neutrophil-mediated killing of invading pathogens by phagocytosis and release of a myriad of antimicrobial molecules, followed by resolution of inflammation, neutrophil apoptosis, and clearing of dead or dying neutrophils by macrophages...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504090/wound-healing-in-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-a-double-edged-sword-of-il-10-and-tgf-%C3%AE
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REVIEW
Amir Abdoli, Nahid Maspi, Fatemeh Ghaffarifar
Immune responses have a crucial role during the wound healing process in cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). However, there are several paradoxes in immunity against CL. On the one hand, regulatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-10 and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) increase susceptibility to CL through suppression of several proinflammatory cytokines that require for defense against CL. On the other hand, these cytokines play a pivotal role in the acceleration of wound healing process. This review discusses about the dual role of IL-10 and TGF-β during the wound healing process and immunity against CL to offer a new insight about wound healing in CL...
April 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503967/cytotoxic-and-cytoprotective-effects-of-tryptamine-4-5-dione-on-neuronal-cells-a-double-edged-sword
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Naoko Suga, Akira Murakami, Yoshimasa Nakamura, Akari Ishisaka, Noritoshi Kitamoto, Mikiko Ito, Yoji Kato
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) is a putative substrate for myeloperoxidase, which may convert it into the reactive quinone tryptamine-4,5-dione (TD). In this study, we found that the viability of human SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells treated with 25 µM TD was increased to approximately 117%. On the other hand, the cell viability was significantly decreased by exposure to TD (150-200 μM), with an increase in intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS). Interestingly, pretreatment of SH-SY5Y cells with 100 μM TD prevented cell death and suppressed intracellular ROS generation evoked by the addition of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)...
May 14, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502830/with-me-or-against-me-tumour-suppressor-and-drug-resistance-activities-of-samhd1
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REVIEW
Nikolas Herold, Sean G Rudd, Kumar Sanjiv, Juliane Kutzner, Ida Hed Myrberg, Cynthia B J Paulin, Thale Kristin Olsen, Thomas Helleday, Jan-Inge Henter, Torsten Schaller
Sterile alpha motif and histidine/aspartic acid domain-containing protein 1 (SAMHD1) is a (deoxy)guanosine triphosphate (dGTP/GTP)-activated deoxyribonucleoside triphosphate (dNTP) triphosphohydrolase that is involved in cellular dNTP homoeostasis. Mutations in SAMHD1 have been associated with the hyperinflammatory disease Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS). SAMHD1 also limits the permissivity of cells to infection with diverse viruses including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) and controls endogenous retroviruses...
May 11, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495447/characterization-of-gene-expression-associated-with-the-adaptation-of-the-nematode-c-elegans-to-hypoxia-and-reoxygenation-stress-reveals-an-unexpected-function-of-the-neuroglobin-glb-5-in-innate-immunity
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Binyamin Zuckerman, Zohar Abergel, Veronica Zelmanovich, Leonor Romero, Rachel Abergel, Leonid Livshits, Yoav Smith, Einav Gross
Oxygen (O2) is a double-edged sword to cells, for while it is vital for energy production in all aerobic animals and insufficient O2 (hypoxia) can lead to cell death, the reoxygenation of hypoxic tissues may trigger the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that can destroy any biological molecule. Indeed, both hypoxia and hypoxia-reoxygenation (H/R) stress are harmful, and may play a critical role in the pathophysiology of many human diseases, such as myocardial ischemia and stroke. Therefore, understanding how animals adapt to hypoxia and H/R stress is critical for developing better treatments for these diseases...
May 8, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491007/targeting-newly-generated-granule-cells-a-double-edged-sword
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Wilson Yu, Esther Krook-Magnuson
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March 2017: Epilepsy Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484739/usage-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-cell-based-therapy-advantages-and-disadvantages
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REVIEW
Hee Jung Kim, Jeong-Soo Park
The use of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) in cell-based therapy has attracted extensive interest in the field of regenerative medicine, and it shows applications to numerous incurable diseases. hMSCs show several superior properties for therapeutic use compared to other types of stem cells. Different cell types are discussed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages, with focus on the characteristics of hMSCs. hMSCs can proliferate readily and produce differentiated cells that can substitute for the targeted affected tissue...
March 2017: Balsaeng'gwa Saengsig
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474808/ttf-1-regulated-mir-532-5p-targets-kras-and-mkl2-oncogenes-and-induces-apoptosis-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells
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Sebastian Griesing, Taisuke Kajino, Mei Chee Tai, Zhuoran Liu, Masahiro Nakatochi, Yukako Shimada, Motoshi Suzuki, Takashi Takahashi
Thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1), also known as NKX2-1, plays a role as a lineage-survival oncogene in lung adenocarcinoma that possesses double-edged sword characteristics. Although evidence from previous studies has steadily accumulated regarding the roles of TTF-1 in transcriptional regulation of protein-coding genes, little is known about its regulatory relationship with miRNAs. Here, we utilized an integrative approach designed to extract maximal information from expression profiles of both patient tumors in vivo and TTF-1-inducible cell lines in vitro, which identified miR-532-5p as a novel transcriptional target of TTF-1...
May 5, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473329/autophagy-as-a-double-edged-sword-in-pulmonary-epithelial-injury-a-review-and-perspective
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Zhou-Yang Li, Yin-Fang Wu, Xu-Chen Xu, Jie-Sen Zhou, Yong Wang, Hua-Hao Shen, Zhi-Hua Chen
Pulmonary epithelial cells form the first line of defense of human airways against foreign irritants, and also represent as the primary injury target of these pathogenic assaults. Autophagy is a revolutionary conserved ubiquitous process by which cytoplasmic materials are delivered to lysosomes for degradation when facing environmental and/or developmental changes, and emerging evidence suggests that autophagy plays pivotal but controversial roles in pulmonary epithelial injury. Here we review recent studies focusing on the roles of autophagy in regulating airway epithelial injury induced by various stimuli...
May 4, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463508/aggregation-and-dissociation-of-aqueous-al13-induced-by-fluoride-substitution
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Xiao Wang, Gong Zhang, Xiaoning Fu, Chengzhi Hu, Ruiping Liu, Huijuan Liu, Xiufang Xu, Jiuhui Qu
The ε-Keggin ion AlO4Al12(OH)24(H2O)12(7+) (ε-K Al13(7+)) is a double-edged sword, because it commonly acts as a toxic component toward aquatic organisms, but also is considered to be an effective coagulant. Gaining deep insight into the transformation of ε-K Al13(7+) in the presence of coexisting ligands would have significant implications for water environmental science, as well as for practical water purification. The aggregation and dissociation of aqueous Al13(7+) induced by fluoride (F(-)) substitution were herein investigated using nuclear magnetic resonance, electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry, and theoretical calculations...
May 10, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456447/antithymocyte-globulins-in-renal-transplantation-from-lymphocyte-depletion-to-lymphocyte-activation-the-doubled-edged-sword
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REVIEW
Jamal Bamoulid, Thomas Crépin, Cécile Courivaud, Jean-Michel Rebibou, Philippe Saas, Didier Ducloux
Compelling data suggest that lymphocyte depletion following T cell depleting therapy may induce prolonged CD4 T cell lymphopenia and trigger lymphocyte activation in some patients. These profound and non-reversible immune changes in T cell pool subsets are the consequence of both impaired thymic renewal and peripheral homeostatic proliferation. Chronic viral challenges by CMV play a major role in these immune alterations. Even when the consequences of CD4 T cell lymphopenia have been now well described, recent studies shed new light on the clinical consequences of immune activation...
February 17, 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447161/prediction-of-graft-versus-host-disease-a-biomarker-panel-based-on-lymphocytes-and-cytokines
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Holger Budde, Susanne Papert, Jens-Holger Maas, Holger M Reichardt, Gerald Wulf, Justin Hasenkamp, Joachim Riggert, Tobias J Legler
Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) still belongs to the major challenges after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Immune-suppressive therapy against GvHD is a double-edged sword due to risk of infections and relapse. The ability to adapt prophylactic treatment according to the probability of severe GvHD would be an essential advantage for the patients. We analyzed different biomarkers for their potential to predict the development of GvHD in 28 patients who underwent allogeneic HSCT. Blood was taken once directly after hematopoietic engraftment...
April 26, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432552/subchronic-nandrolone-administration-reduces-cardiac-oxidative-markers-during-restraint-stress-by-modulating-protein-expression-patterns
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Barbara Pergolizzi, Vitina Carriero, Giuliana Abbadessa, Claudia Penna, Paola Berchialla, Silvia De Francia, Enrico Bracco, Silvia Racca
Nandrolone decanoate (ND), an anabolic-androgenic steroid prohibited in collegiate and professional sports, is associated with detrimental cardiovascular effects through redox-dependent mechanisms. We previously observed that high-dose short-term ND administration (15 mg/kg for 2 weeks) did not induce left heart ventricular hypertrophy and, paradoxically, improved postischemic response, whereas chronic ND treatment (5 mg/kg twice a week for 10 weeks) significantly reduced the cardioprotective effect of postconditioning, with an increase in infarct size and a decrease in cardiac performance...
April 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410489/the-contribution-of-urbanization-to-non-communicable-diseases-evidence-from-173-countries-from-1980-to-2008
#15
Yevgeniy Goryakin, Lorenzo Rocco, Marc Suhrcke
It is widely believed that the expanding burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is in no small part the result of major macro-level determinants. We use a large amount of new data, to explore in particular the role played by urbanization - the process of the population shifting from rural to urban areas within countries - in affecting four important drivers of NCDs world-wide: diabetes prevalence, as well as average body mass index (BMI), total cholesterol level and systolic blood pressure. Urbanization is seen by many as a double-edged sword: while its beneficial economic effects are widely acknowledged, it is commonly alleged to produce adverse side effects for NCD-related health outcomes...
March 27, 2017: Economics and Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410131/substance-use-disorder-a-bio-directional-subset-of-reward-deficiency-syndrome
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Kenneth Blum, Mark Gold, Zsolt Demetrovics, Trevor Archer, Panayotis K Thanos, David Baron, Rajendra D Badgaiyan
This commentary is to inform clinicians challenged with an increase in people seeking treatment for Substance Use Disorder (SUD), that the ninety percent revolving door, is, in part, due to post-withdrawal, untreated neurotoxicity. This impairment attenuates neurotransmitter signaling and compromises resting state functional connectivity, leading to unwanted sequelae including depression, sleep disturbances, sensation seeking, lack of satisfaction and impulsivity. Neuroimaging studies indicate that neurobiological recovery can take years...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387969/amlodipine-the-double-edged-sword
#17
Fatma Rabah, Mohamed El-Naggari, Dana Al-Nabhani
AIM: Amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker became one of the most popular antihypertensive medications used in the paediatric population. This is mainly due to its long half-life making it easy to use as a single daily dose. Amlodipine is associated with common side effects like flushing, headache and dizziness. The incidence of amlodipine-related oedema was noted to be lower in the paediatric population compared to adults. We emphasise the importance of monitoring the development of oedema in patients treated with amlodipine...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387028/induced-plant-defences-in-biological-control-of-arthropod-pests-a-double-edged-sword
#18
REVIEW
Maria L Pappas, Colette Broekgaarden, George D Broufas, Merijn R Kant, Gerben J Messelink, Anke Steppuhn, Felix Wäckers, Nicole M van Dam
Biological control is an important ecosystem service delivered by natural enemies. Together with breeding for plant defence, it constitutes one of the most promising alternatives to pesticides for controlling herbivores in sustainable crop production. Especially induced plant defences may be promising targets in plant breeding for resistance against arthropod pests. Because they are activated upon herbivore damage, costs only incur when defence is needed. Moreover, they can be more specific than constitutive defences...
April 7, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386846/different-effects-of-neuropeptide-y-on-proliferation-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-via-regulation-of-geminin
#19
Zhou-Qin Jiang, You-Li Zhou, Xia Chen, Lin-Yu Li, Shi-Yu Liang, Shu Lin, Mao-Qin Shu
The proliferation-promoting effect of neuropeptide Y (NPY) always functions in low-serum-cultured vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), and the phenotypic switch of VSMCs is regulated by concentrations of serum. Whether the property of the NPY proliferative effect in VSMCs relies on phenotype of VSMCs is unclear. We aimed to explore the role of NPY on proliferation of different VSMC phenotypes in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. By stimulating A10 cells with 200 nM NPY in 0.5 or 10% serum, 3H-thymidine and 5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine (EdU) and CCK8 measurements were used to detect VSMC proliferation...
April 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385915/physiology-in-medicine-understanding-dynamic-alveolar-physiology-to-minimize-ventilator-induced-lung-injury-vili
#20
Gary F Nieman, Joshua Satalin, Michaela Kollisch-Singule, Penny L Andrews, Hani Aiash, Nader M Habashi, Louis A Gatto
The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) remains a serious clinical problem with the main treatment being supportive in the form of mechanical ventilation. However, mechanical ventilation can be a double edge sword, if set improperly can exacerbate the tissue damage caused by ARDS and is known as ventilator induced lung injury (VILI). In order to minimize VILI we must understand the pathophysiologic mechanisms of tissue damage at the alveolar level. In this Physiology in Medicine paper the dynamic physiology of alveolar inflation and deflation during mechanical ventilation will be reviewed...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
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