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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331956/enzyme-assisted-supercritical-fluid-extraction-an-alternative-and-green-technology-for-non-extractable-polyphenols
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Muhammad Mushtaq, Bushra Sultana, Sumia Akram, Farooq Anwar, Ahmad Adnan, Syed S H Rizvi
This contribution proposes an enzyme-assisted eco-friendly process for the extraction of non-extractable polyphenols (NEPPs) from black tea leftover (BTLO), an underutilized tea waste. BTLO hydrolyzed with various enzyme formulations was extracted using supercritical carbon dioxide and ethanol as co-solvent (SC-CO2 + EtOH). A conventional solvent extraction (CSE) was performed using EtOH + H2O (80:20, v/v) for comparison purposes. The results revealed that hydrolysis of BTLO with 2.9% (w/w) kemzyme at 45 °C and pH 5...
March 22, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331303/soluble-common-gamma-chain-exacerbates-copd-progress-through-the-regulation-of-inflammatory-t-cell-response-in-mice
#2
Byunghyuk Lee, Eunhee Ko, Jiyeon Lee, Yuna Jo, Hyunju Hwang, Tae Sik Goh, Myungsoo Joo, Changwan Hong
Cigarette smoking (CS) is a major cause of considerable morbidity and mortality by inducing lung cancer and COPD. COPD, a smoking-related disorder, is closely related to the alteration of immune system and inflammatory processes that are specifically mediated by T cells. Soluble common gamma chain (sγc) has recently been identified as a critical regulator of the development and differentiation of T cells. We examined the effects of sγc in a cigarette smoke extract (CSE) mouse model. The sγc level in CSE mice serum is significantly downregulated, and the cellularity of lymph node (LN) is systemically reduced in the CSE group...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321823/cardiovascular-disease-and-resuscitated-septic-shock-lead-to-the-downregulation-of-the-h2s-producing-enzyme-cystathionine-%C3%AE-lyase-in-the-porcine-coronary-artery
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Tamara Merz, Tatjana Stenzel, Benedikt Nußbaum, Martin Wepler, Csaba Szabo, Rui Wang, Peter Radermacher, Oscar McCook
BACKGROUND: Downregulation of the hydrogen sulfide (H2S)-producing enzymes cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE), cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS), and/or 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3-MST) is associated with chronic cardiovascular pathologies. Nevertheless, equivocal data are available on both the expression and function of these enzymes in coronary arteries (CA). We recently reported that atherosclerotic pigs subjected to sepsis developed impaired cardiac function, which coincided with decreased myocardial CSE expression and increased nitrotyrosine formation...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318752/cystathionine-gamma-lyase-deficient-mice-are-protected-against-the-development-of-multiorgan-failure-and-exhibit-reduced-inflammatory-response-during-burn
#4
Akbar Ahmad, Nadiya Druzhyna, Csaba Szabo
Considering the role of H2S in critical illness, the aim of this study was to compare the outcome of burn in wild-type mice and in mice deficient in CSE, one of the principal mammalian H2S-generating enzymes. Animals were subjected to scald burn. Outcome variables included indices of organ injury, clinical chemistry parameters and plasma levels of inflammatory mediators. Plasma levels of H2S significantly increased in response to burn in wild-type mice, but remained unchanged in CSE(-/-) mice. Expression of the three H2S-producing enzymes (CSE, CBS and 3-MST) in the lung and liver, and the capacity of tissue homogenates to produce H2S, however, was not affected by burn...
March 15, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315337/p53-signaling-pathway-polymorphisms-associated-with-emphysematous-changes-in-copd-patients
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Shiro Mizuno, Takeshi Ishizaki, Maiko Kadowaki, Masaya Akai, Kohei Shiozaki, Masaharu Iguchi, Taku Oikawa, Ken Nakagawa, Kazuhiro Osanai, Hirohisa Toga, Jose Gomez-Arroyo, Donatas Kraskauskas, Carlyne D Cool, Herman J Bogaard, Norbert F Voelkel
BACKGROUND: The p53 signaling pathway may be important for the pathogenesis of emphysematous changes in the lungs of smokers. Polymorphism of p53 at codon 72 is known to affect apoptotic effector proteins, and the polymorphism of mouse double minute 2 homolog (MDM2) SNP309 is known to increase MDM2 expression. The aim of this study was to assess polymorphisms of the p53 and MDM2 genes in smokers and confirm the role of SNPs in these genes in the pathogenesis of pulmonary emphysema. METHODS: 365 patients with a smoking history were included in this study, and the polymorphisms of p53 and MDM2 genes were identified...
March 14, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304128/the-thickness-of-the-adhesive-layer-increases-the-misdiagnosing-of-the-radiolucent-zones-and-restoration-replacement-indication
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Tatiana Tambara Fröhlich, Gabriel Ferreira Nicoloso, Tathiane Larissa Lenzi, Fabio Zovico Maxnuck Soares, Rachel De Oliveira Rocha
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of the thickness of the adhesive layer and demineralized dentin on the decision to replace composite restoration. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty human third molars with occlusal preparations (Class I) were randomly assigned to eight groups (n = 10): adhesive system (Clearfil SE Bond [CSE] or Scotchbond Universal Adhesive [SBU]); the number of adhesive layers (one or two); and substrate (sound or demineralized dentin). A blinded examiner evaluated radiographs of each restored tooth...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303043/ultrasound-assisted-extraction-of-polyphenols-and-their-distribution-in-whole-mung-bean-hull-and-cotyledon
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Barinderjit Singh, Narpinder Singh, Sheetal Thakur, Amritpal Kaur
In this study, extraction of polyphenols using different solvents (acetone, ethanol, methanol and water) with ultrasound and conventional method from whole mung bean (WMB), hull and cotyledon was conducted. Total phenolic content (TPC), total flavonoids content (TFC), total antioxidant activities (TAA), ferric reducing power (FRP) and DPPH radical scavenging activity were determined. Ultrasound treated extracts exhibited higher TPC, TFC, TAA, FRP and DPPH in different mung bean fractions than CSE. Among the solvents, acetone showed better TPC, TFC, TAA, FRP and DPPH...
March 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301885/geburtshilfe-kombinierte-spinal-epidural-analgesie-cse
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Jan Wallenborn, Thorsten Artmann, Peter Kranke
Due to intrathecal application, CSE combines rapid response with adequate analgesia with the possibility of providing unlimited neuraxial obstetrical pain relief via the indwelling epidural catheter. The superiority of CSE over EDA lies above all in its rapid action, excellent analgesia, lack of motor blockade after a single intrathecal opioid administration, lower rate of unilateral blockages and less need for subsequent epidural injections. The most common side effect is pruritus, which is harmless and usually does not require any therapeutic intervention...
March 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294312/the-mediating-role-of-cultural-coping-behaviours-on-the-relationships-between-academic-stress-and-positive-psychosocial-well-being-outcomes
#9
Ben C H Kuo, Kendall M Soucie, Siqi Huang, Refa Laith
While culture's effect on the coping process has long been acknowledged in the stress-coping literature conceptually, empirical evidence and attempts to discern the specific relationship between culture and coping remain very scarce. Against this backdrop, the present study applied the Cultural Transactional Theory (Chun, Moos, & Cronkite, 2006) to examine the mediating role of cultural coping behaviours (Collective, Engagement and Avoidance Coping) on the relationship between academic stress (AS) and two positive psychosocial well-being outcome measures: Collective Self-esteem (CSE) and Subjective Well-being (SWB)...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Psychology: Journal International de Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291844/hydrogen-sulfide-generation-from-l-cysteine-in-the-human-glioblastoma-astrocytoma-u-87-mg-and-neuroblastoma-shsy5y-cell-lines
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Patrycja Bronowicka-Adamska, Anna Bentke, Maria Wróbel
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is endogenously synthesized from l-cysteine in reactions catalyzed by cystathionine beta-synthase (CBS, EC 4.2.1.22) and gamma-cystathionase (CSE, EC 4.4.1.1). The role of 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (MPST, EC 2.8.1.2) in H2S generation is also considered; it could be important for tissues with low CTH activity, e.g. cells of the nervous system. The expression and activity of CBS, CTH, and MPST were detected in the human glioblastoma-astrocytoma (U-87 MG) and neuroblastoma (SHSY5Y) cell lines...
2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285568/cigarette-smoking-affects-uterine-receptivity-markers
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Gulcin Sahin Ersoy, Yuping Zhou, Hamdi İnan, Cuneyt E Taner, Emine Cosar, Hugh S Taylor
OBJECTIVE: Smoking negatively affects fertility and the rate of other endometrial diseases. To determine the effect of smoking on endometrial physiology, we evaluated 2 endometrial regulatory cytokines and receptivity markers, C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 12 (CXCL12) and fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2), both in vitro and in vivo. STUDY DESIGN: The human endometrial stromal cell line (HESC) and primary human endometrial stromal cells were treated with cigarette smoking extract (CSE) or with vehicle control...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282553/challenges-in-the-treatment-of-convulsive-status-epilepticus
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Gaetano Zaccara, Gianfranco Giannasi, Roberto Oggioni, Eleonora Rosati, Luciana Tramacere, Pasquale Palumbo
Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) is a medical emergency associated with high mortality and morbidity. The most recent definition of CSE is a convulsive seizure lasting more than 5min or consecutive seizures without recovery of consciousness. In adults, for the treatment of the early stages of CSE, diazepam, lorazepam or midazolam are the most common treatments, although the choice of agent seems less important than rapid treatment. Midazolam, when administered intramuscularly (best evidence), buccally, or nasally, is effective and safe in the pre-hospital setting...
February 28, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273689/progranulin-protects-lung-epithelial-cells-from-cigarette-smoking-induced-apoptosis
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Kyoung Young Lee, So-Young Park, Sunjoo Park, Gyong Hwa Hong, Keun-Ai Moon, You-Sun Kim, Yeon-Mok Oh, Hyouk-Soo Kwon, Tae-Bum Kim, Hee-Bom Moon, You Sook Cho
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Emphysema is characterized by irreversible destruction of alveolar walls with distal air space enlargement. Cigarette smoke (CS) is considered a major risk factor for emphysematous changes in COPD. Progranulin (PGRN), a glycoprotein induced by CS, has been reported to participate in apoptosis. However, the precise role of PGRN in emphysema is currently unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the role of PGRN in human alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) in response to CS...
March 8, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273403/pten-pi3k-akt-regulates-macrophage-polarization-in-emphysematous-mice
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JunJuan Lu, LiHua Xie, Chun Liu, Qiang Zhang, ShengHua Sun
Macrophages play an important role in the pathogenesis of COPD. Macrophage polarization toward the M2 phenotype has been observed in the lung tissues of COPD patients and cigarette smokers. The molecular basis of this process remains unclear, and it has not been completely illuminated in animal models of emphysema. In our study we combined cigarette smoke(CS) exposure with intraperitoneal injection of cigarette smoke extract (CSE) to build an emphysema model. We found by immunohistochemical staining and flow cytometry that the expression level of CD206 and the ratio of M2 to M1 macrophages was increased in emphysematous mice...
March 8, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270596/cigarette-smoke-induced-urothelial-cell-damage-potential-role-of-platelet-activating-factor
#15
Shannon E Kispert, John Marentette, E Cristian Campian, T Scott Isbell, Hannah Kuenzel, Jane McHowat
Cigarette smoking is an environmental risk factor associated with a variety of pathologies including cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and cancer development. Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is a chronic inflammatory bladder disease with multiple etiological contributors and risk factors associated with its development, including cigarette smoking. Previously, we determined that cigarette smoking was associated with bladder wall accumulation of platelet activating factor (PAF), a potent inflammatory mediator that facilitates transendothelial cell migration of inflammatory cells from the circulation...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261124/antisocial-behavior-and-interpersonal-values-in-high-school-students
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María Del Mar Molero Jurado, María Del Carmen Pérez Fuentes, José J Carrión Martínez, Antonio Luque de la Rosa, Anabella Garzón Fernández, África Martos Martínez, Maria Del Mar Simón Márquez, Ana B Barragán Martín, José J Gázquez Linares
This article analyzes the characteristics of antisocial behavior and interpersonal values of high school students (Compulsory Secondary Education) (CSE), the profile of students with high levels of antisocial behavior with regard to interpersonal values, and possible protection from antisocial behavior that interpersonal values could provide. The Interpersonal Values Questionnaire was used to assess interpersonal values, and the Antisocial-Delinquent Behaviors Questionnaire was employed to assess antisocial behaviors...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260878/effect-of-simvastatin-on-mmps-and-timps-in-cigarette-smoke-induced-rat-copd-model
#17
Jiawei Sun, Jie Bao, Yanan Shi, Bin Zhang, Lindong Yuan, Junhong Li, Lihai Zhang, Mo Sun, Ling Zhang, Wuzhuang Sun
BACKGROUND: Proteases may play an important role in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema in response to cigarette smoke exposure (CSE). The current study was designed to investigate the expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-8, MMP-9, MMP-12, tissue inhibitor of MMP (TIMP)-1, and TIMP-4 in rat lung tissues in response to CSE, and assessed the effect of simvastatin in regulating expression of MMPs and TIMPs. METHODS: Thirty normal Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were divided into control (n=10), CSE (n=10), and CSE plus simvastatin (n=10) groups...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260877/repression-of-toll-like-receptor-4-by-microrna-149-3p-is-associated-with-smoking-related-copd
#18
Wen Shen, Jia Liu, Guohou Zhao, Minjuan Fan, Gao Song, Yang Zhang, Zhiying Weng, You Zhang
BACKGROUND: Smoking is the leading cause of COPD. Exploring molecular markers and understanding the pathogenic mechanisms of smoking-related COPD are helpful for early clinical diagnosis and treatment of the disease. This study aims to identify specific circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) from the blood of COPD patients with a long history of smoking. METHODS: Blood samples from four different groups were collected, and miRNA microarray was performed. Differential expression of miRNAs was verified by quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259956/protective-effects-of-hydrogen-sulfide-against-angiotensin%C3%A2-ii-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-huvecs
#19
Heng-Jing Hu, Zhi-Sheng Jiang, Jie Qiu, Sheng-Hua Zhou, Qi-Ming Liu
The inhibitory effects of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) on angiotensin II (AngII)-stimulated human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) dysfunction remain to be elucidated. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has been detected in endothelial dysfunction (ED). The present study aimed to determine whether H2S may exert an inhibitory effect on AngII‑induced ER stress. Using HUVECs as a model system, the present study used western blotting to detect protein expression, intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels were determined by oxidative conversion of cell permeable DCFH‑DA to fluorescent dichlorofluorescein, CCK‑8 assay was used to investigate the cell viability, methylene blue was used to investigate the CSE activity, TUNEL was used to investigate the cells apoptosis...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258105/effect-of-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-activation-on-cardiac-fibroblasts-a-mechanism-underlying-rv-fibrosis-associated-with-cigarette-smoke-exposure
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Alexander Vang, Richard T Clements, Havovi Chichger, Nouaying Kue, Ayed Allawzi, Kelly A O'Connell, Euy-Myoung Jeong, Samuel Dudley, Pavlo Sakhatskyy, Qing Lu, Peng Zhang, Sharon Rounds, Gaurav Choudhary
INTRODUCTION: Right ventricular dysfunction is associated with numerous smoking-related illnesses including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) where it is present even in absence of pulmonary hypertension. It is unknown if exposure to cigarette smoke has direct effects on RV function and cardiac fibroblast proliferation or collagen synthesis. In this study, we evaluated cardiac function and fibrosis in mice exposed to cigarette smoke (CS) and determined mechanisms of smoke-induced changes in cardiac fibroblast signaling and fibrosis...
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
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