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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160400/microtensile-bond-strength-of-adhesive-systems-in-different-dentin-regions-on-a-class-ii-cavity-configuration
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Mário Alexandre Coelho Sinhoreti, Eveline Freitas Soares, Gabriel Flores Abuna, Lourenço Correr, Jean-François Roulet, Saulo Geraldeli
The aim of this study was to evaluate microtensile bond strength (µTBS) of self-etch and etch-and-rinse adhesives systems compared in different dentin regions (central-CD or proximal-PD) in a class II cavity configuration. A class II (mesial-oclusal-distal) cavity configuration was simulated on 20 extracted human third-molars (4 mm wide/3 mm deep). Etch-and-rinse adhesive (Scotchbond Multi Purpose, n=5, SBMP and Optibond FL, n=5, OPFL) and self-etch adhesives (Clearfil SE Bond, n=5, CSE and Optibond XTR, n=5, OPXTR) were applied...
July 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156356/limax-extract-ameliorates-cigarette-smoke-induced-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-mice
#2
Xue Liang, Jian Wang, Ruijuan Guan, Li Zhao, Defu Li, Zhen Long, Qian Yang, Jingyi Xu, Ziyi Wang, Jinkui Xie, Wenju Lu
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic, progressive and lethal lung disease with few treatments. Limax, a mollusk with lung, has been widely used to control phlegm and cough in China, yet whether Limax has a positive effect on COPD is unknown. This study investigated the effects of water-soluble extract from Limax on COPD development and the underlying mechanisms. The results showed that Limax extract improved lung function, relieved emphysema and suppressed the inflammation in the lungs of CS-challenged mice, as evidenced by diminished release of IL-6, KC, TNF-α, IFN-γ, Muc5AC, IL-17 and diminished mRNA expression of Muc5B...
November 17, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142327/the-circumstellar-envelope-around-the-s-type-agb-star-w-aql-effects-of-an-eccentric-binary-orbit
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S Ramstedt, S Mohamed, W H T Vlemmings, T Danilovich, M Brunner, E De Beck, E M L Humphreys, M Lindqvist, M Maercker, H Olofsson, F Kerschbaum, G Quintana-Lacaci
Context: Recent observations at subarcsecond resolution, now possible also at submillimeter wavelengths, have shown intricate circumstellar structures around asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars, mostly attributed to binary interaction. The results presented here are part of a larger project aimed at investigating the effects of a binary companion on the morphology of circumstellar envelopes (CSEs) of AGB stars. Aims: AGB stars are characterized by intense stellar winds that build CSEs around the stars...
September 21, 2017: Astronomy and Astrophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138553/the-protective-effect-of-prmt6-overexpression-on-cigarette-smoke-extract-induced-murine-emphysema-model
#4
Xue He, Tiao Li, Naixin Kang, Huihui Zeng, Siying Ren, Dandan Zong, Jinhua Li, Shan Cai, Ping Chen, Yan Chen
Background: Cigarette smoke exposure is the most common risk factor for emphysema, which is one of the major pathologies of COPD. Protein arginine methyltransferase 6 (PRMT6) is a nuclear enzyme that specially catalyzes dimethylation of R2 in histone H3 (H3R2me2a). H3R2me2a prevents trimethylation of H3K4 (H3K4me3), which is located in the transcription start sites of genes in mammalian genomes. We attempted to determine the expression of PRMT6 in human samples, and investigate whether the upregulation of PRMT6 expression can attenuate the development of cigarette smoke extract (CSE)-induced emphysema...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133977/5-aza-2-deoxycytidine-protects-against-emphysema-in-mice-via-suppressing-p16-ink4a-expression-in-lung-tissue
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Zhi-Hui He, Yan Chen, Ping Chen, Sheng-Dong He, Hui-Hui Zeng, Ji-Ru Ye, Da Liu, Jun Cao
Background: There is a growing realization that COPD, or at least emphysema, involves several processes presenting in aging and cellular senescence. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) contribute to neovascularization and play an important role in the development of COPD. The gene for p16(Ink4a) is a major dominant senescence one. The aim of the present study was to observe changes in lung function, histomorphology of lung tissue, and expression of p16(Ink4a) in lung tissue and bone marrow-derived EPCs in emphysematous mice induced by cigarette-smoke extract (CSE), and further to search for a potential candidate agent protecting against emphysema induced by CSE...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133386/restoration-of-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-cystathionine-%C3%AE-lyase-activity-underlies-moxonidine-evoked-neuroprotection-and-sympathoinhibition-in-diabetic-rats
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Mohamed A Fouda, Shaimaa S El-Sayed, Abdel A Abdel-Rahman
We recently demonstrated a fundamental role for cystathionine-γ lyase (CSE)-derived hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the cardioprotective effect of the centrally acting drug moxonidine in diabetic rats. Whether a downregulated CSE/H2S system in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) underlies neuronal oxidative stress and sympathoexcitation in diabetes has not been investigated. Along with addressing this question, we tested the hypothesis that moxonidine prevents the diabetes-evoked neurochemical effects by restoring CSE/H2S function within its major site of action, the RVLM...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133036/1-2-4-thiadiazolidin-3-5-diones-as-novel-hydrogen-sulfide-donors
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Beatrice Severino, Angela Corvino, Ferdinando Fiorino, Paolo Luciano, Francesco Frecentese, Elisa Magli, Irene Saccone, Paola Di Vaio, Valentina Citi, Vincenzo Calderone, Luigi Servillo, Rosario Casale, Giuseppe Cirino, Valentina Vellecco, Mariarosaria Bucci, Elisa Perissutti, Vincenzo Santagada, Giuseppe Caliendo
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is an endogenous modulator that plays significant physio-pathological roles in several biological systems. In this research field there is a large interest in developing selective CBS and CSE inhibitors and H2S releasing moieties, that could be either used as therapeutic agents or linked to known drugs. One of the major problem is the limited availability of chemicals that ensure a controlled release of H2S in vitro as well in vivo. Aiming to obtain novel H2S donors, whose release properties could be appropriately modulated, we have synthesized a series of 1,2,4-thiadiazolidine-3,5-diones (THIA 1-10) as innovative donors that could release H2S in controlled manner...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129814/zinc-deficiency-promotes-cystitis-related-bladder-pain-by-enhancing-function-and-expression-of-cav3-2-in-mice
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Tomoka Ozaki, Junki Matsuoka, Maho Tsubota, Shiori Tomita, Fumiko Sekiguchi, Takeshi Minami, Atsufumi Kawabata
Cav3.2 T-type Ca(2+) channel activity is suppressed by zinc that binds to the extracellular histidine-191 of Cav3.2, and enhanced by H2S that interacts with zinc. Cav3.2 in nociceptors is upregulated in an activity-dependent manner. The enhanced Cav3.2 activity by H2S formed by the upregulated cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) is involved in the cyclophosphamide (CPA)-induced cystitis-related bladder pain in mice. We thus asked if zinc deficiency affects the cystitis-related bladder pain in mice by altering Cav3...
November 10, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128401/h2s-protects-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation-by-blocking-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-transactivation-in-endothelial-cells
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Caitlyn Bourque, Yanjie Zhang, Ming Fu, Mélanie Racine, Adam Greasley, Yanxi Pei, Lingyun Wu, Rui Wang, Guangdong Yang
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a novel gasotransmitter and acts as a multifunctional regulator in various cellular functions. Past studies have demonstrated a significant role of H2S and its generating enzyme cystathionine gamma-lyase (CSE) in the cardiovascular system. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a major pathogenic factor, is known to initiate the inflammatory immune response. The cross talk between LPS-induced inflammation and the CSE/H2S system in vascular cells has not yet been elucidated in detail. Here we showed that LPS decreased CSE mRNA and protein expression in human endothelial cells and blocked H2S production in mouse aorta tissues...
November 8, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121485/distinct-modulation-of-interhemispheric-inhibitory-mechanisms-during-movement-preparation-reveals-the-influence-of-cognition-on-action-control
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Mark R Hinder, Rohan Puri, Sarah Kemp, Sara Waitzer, Paola Reissig, Tino Stöckel, Hakuei Fujiyama
When selecting actions based on visual warning stimuli (WS), corticospinal excitability (CSE) is initially suppressed, consistent with a neural mechanism to prevent premature release of the competing responses. Despite being implicated in between-hand movement selection and preparation, the role that interhemispheric inhibition (IHI) may play in this 'impulse control' mechanism is not known. Participants performed a warned, between-hand, choice reaction time (RT) task in which the informativeness of the WS (with regards to which hand would be required to respond) was manipulated...
October 27, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116755/the-capture-of-cadmium-by-reactive-polysulfides-attenuates-cadmium-induced-adaptive-responses-and-hepatotoxicity
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Masahiro Akiyama, Yasuhiro Shinkai, Takamitsu Unoki, Ilseob Shim, Isao Ishii, Yoshito Kumagai
Cadmium (Cd) is an environmental electrophile that modifies protein nucleophiles, thereby modulating cellular signaling and toxicity. While reactive persulfides/polysulfides exhibit relatively high nucleophilic properties, their roles in the altered gene expression and toxicity caused by Cd remain unclear. Exposing primary mouse hepatocytes to Cd caused heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) and metallothionein (MT)-I/II to be upregulated and cytotoxicity to occur. These effects were blocked in the presence of polysulfide sodium tetrasulfide (Na2S4)...
November 20, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113816/hdac2-suppresses-il17a-mediated-airway-remodeling-in-human-and-experimental-modeling-of-copd
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Tianwen Lai, Baoping Tian, Chao Cao, Yue Hu, Jiesen Zhou, Yong Wang, Yanping Wu, Zhouyang Li, Xuchen Xu, Min Zhang, Feng Xu, Yuan Cao, Min Chen, Dong Wu, Bin Wu, Chen Dong, Wen Li, Songmin Ying, Zhihua Chen, Huahao Shen
BACKGROUND: Airway remodeling is a central feature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the mechanisms underlying its development have not been fully elucidated. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether histone deacetylase (HDAC) 2 protects against cigarette smoke (CS)-induced airway remodeling through IL17A-dependent mechanisms. METHODS: Sputum samples and lung tissues were obtained from control subjects and patients with COPD. The relationships between HDAC2, IL17A, and airway remodeling were investigated...
November 4, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112050/inference-with-difference-in-differences-with-a-small-number-of-groups-a-review-simulation-study-and-empirical-application-using-share-data
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Slawa Rokicki, Jessica Cohen, Günther Fink, Joshua A Salomon, Mary Beth Landrum
BACKGROUND: Difference-in-differences (DID) estimation has become increasingly popular as an approach to evaluate the effect of a group-level policy on individual-level outcomes. Several statistical methodologies have been proposed to correct for the within-group correlation of model errors resulting from the clustering of data. Little is known about how well these corrections perform with the often small number of groups observed in health research using longitudinal data. METHODS: First, we review the most commonly used modeling solutions in DID estimation for panel data, including generalized estimating equations (GEE), permutation tests, clustered standard errors (CSE), wild cluster bootstrapping, and aggregation...
November 3, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104873/ginsenoside-rg1-attenuates-cigarette-smoke-induced-pulmonary-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-via-inhibition-of-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-pathway
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Sibin Guan, Weiguo Xu, Fengfeng Han, Wen Gu, Lin Song, Wenjing Ye, Qian Liu, Xuejun Guo
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process associated with airway remodeling in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which leads to progressive pulmonary destruction. Panax ginseng is a traditional herbal medicine that has been shown to improve pulmonary function and exercise capacity in patients with COPD. Ginsenoside Rg1 is one of the main active components and was shown to inhibit oxidative stress and inflammation. The present study investigated the hypothesis that ginsenoside Rg1 attenuates EMT in COPD rats induced by cigarette smoke (CS) and human bronchial epithelial (HBE) cells exposed to cigarette smoke extract (CSE)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090262/conus-medullaris-trauma-is-there-a-greater-risk-in-parturients
#15
Julie Verkooijen, Hilde Coppejans, Els Mertens, Vera Saldien, Marcel Vercauteren
BACKGROUND: There is some evidence that anaesthetists often perform neuraxial blocks at a higher lumbar interspace than intended. It may be questioned whether parturients are at greater risk for neurological damage when the dura is perforated at a more cephalad interspace than L2-L3. METHODS: Thirty-six patients scheduled for elective Caesarean delivery under CSE anaesthesia were selected for study. Using a B-D Durasafe Adjustable needle combination, the skin-to-epidural distance and the width of the epidural space were measured and matched with 36 female patients undergoing the same anaesthetic technique for orthopaedic procedures...
October 2017: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089751/characteristics-and-potential-role-of-m2-macrophages-in-copd
#16
Shengyang He, Lihua Xie, Junjuan Lu, Shenghua Sun
BACKGROUND: COPD is a multi-pathogenesis disease mainly caused by smoking. A further understanding of the mechanism of smoking-related COPD might contribute to preventions and treatments of this disease in the early stages. This study was designed to identify the characteristics of M2 macrophages in COPD for a better understanding about their potential role. MATERIALS AND METHODS: COPD models were built in the C57BL/6 mouse by cigarette smoke (CS) exposure combined with intraperitoneal injection of cigarette smoke extract (CSE)...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080744/effect-of-dexmedetomidine-on-rats-with-convulsive-status-epilepticus-and-association-with-activation-of-cholinergic-anti-inflammatory-pathway
#17
Kai-Liang Xu, Xin-Qiu Liu, Yu-Long Yao, Ming-Rong Ye, Yao-Guo Han, Tao Zhang, Gang Chen, Ming Lei
Convulsive status epilepticus (CSE) is a neurological disease with contraction and extension of limbs, leading to damage of hippocampus and cognition. This study aimed to explore the effects of dexmedetomidine (DEX) on the cognitive function and neuroinflammation in CSE rats. All rats were divided into control group, CSE group and DEX group. Morris water maze test was used to measure cognitive function. Acute hippocampal slices were made to detect long-term potentiation (LTP). Immunohistochemistry was used to determine the expression of α7-nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7-nAChR) and interleukin-1β (IL-1β)...
November 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074106/role-of-endogenous-and-exogenous-nitric-oxide-carbon-monoxide-and-hydrogen-sulfide-in-hct116-colon-cancer-cell-proliferation
#18
Gabor Oláh, Katalin Módis, Gabor Törö, Mark R Hellmich, Bartosz Szczesny, Csaba Szabo
The role of the three gasotransmitter systems - nitric oxide (NO), carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) - in cancer cells has not yet been studied simultaneously in the same experimental system. We measured the expression of NO and CO and H2S generating enzymes in primary colon cancer tissues and HCT116 colon cancer cells, and evaluated the effect of their pharmacological inhibition or pharmacological donation on cell proliferation. Increased expression of iNOS, nNOS, HO-1, CBS and 3-MST was detected in colon cancer...
October 23, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074105/endogenous-hydrogen-sulfide-regulates-histone-demethylase-jmjd3-mediated-inflammatory-response-in-lps-stimulated-macrophages-and-in-a-mouse-model-of-lps-induced-septic-shock
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Siyu Liu, Xiling Wang, Lilong Pan, Weijun Wu, Di Yang, Ming Qin, Wanwan Jia, Chenxi Xiao, Fen Long, Junbo Ge, Xinhua Liu, YiZhun Zhu
Overproduction of inflammatory mediators contributes to uncontrolled inflammation during endotoxin shock.Cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE), an enzyme involved in hydrogen sulfide (H2S) biosynthesis, has potential anti-inflammatory activity in a variety of inflammatory diseases. Jumonji domain-containing protein 3 (JMJD3), a histone 3 Lys27 (H3K27) demethylase, has been implicated in macrophage activation, but its function in CSE-mediated anti-inflammatory activities remains unknown. In the present study CSE was found to be upregulated in macrophages and mouse lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge models...
October 23, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068985/effects-of-trpc1-on-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-airway-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#20
Feng Xu, Xiao-Chun Liu, Li Li, Chao-Nan Ma, Ya-Jun Zhang
BACKGROUND: We investigated the effects of TRPC1 on epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) in human airway in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: A total of 94 patients who underwent lobectomy were selected and divided into COPD (49 cases) and control (45 cases) groups. Immunohistochemistry was applied to detect expression of E-cadherin and vimentin and TRPC1. Correlation of TRPC1 expression with E-cadherin and vimentin expression, and correlations of lung function indicators in COPD patients with expression of TRPC1, E-cadherin, and vimentin were analyzed...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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