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H2 receptor antagonist

Tao Shu, Lei Fan, Tao Wu, Chang Liu, Lei He, Mao Pang, Yang Bu, Xuan Wang, Juan Wang, Bin Liu, Limin Rong
Melatonin is a neurohormone mainly extracted from the pineal gland with neuroprotective effects. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiapoptotic functions. However, the mechanism of melatonin against reactive oxygen species is unclear. Here, we explore the potential proliferative and neuroprotective mechanism of melatonin on induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC)-derived neural stem cells (NSCs) exposed to hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ). NSCs were induced from iPSCs, then pretreated with 500μM H2 O2 , 1μM melatonin, 1μM melatonin receptor antagonist (Luzindole), or 10μM Phosphatidylinositide 3 kinase (PI3K) inhibitor (LY294002)...
February 17, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
Peter J Leary, Edward Hess, Anna E Barón, Kelley R Branch, Gaurav Choudhary, Catherine L Hough, Bradley A Maron, David D Ralph, John J Ryan, Ryan J Tedford, Noel S Weiss, Roham T Zamanian, Tim Lahm
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February 13, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Ryoko Harada, Kenji Ishikura, Shunsuke Shinozuka, Naoaki Mikami, Riku Hamada, Hiroshi Hataya, Yoshihiko Morikawa, Tae Omori, Hirotaka Takahashi, Yuko Hamasaki, Tetsuji Kaneko, Kazumoto Iijima, Masataka Honda
BACKGROUND: In pediatric patients, due to variations in baseline serum creatinine (Cr) reference values, renal dysfunctions sometimes go unnoticed. In addition, renally excreted drugs need dose adjustment while nephrotoxic drugs should be avoided altogether in patients with impaired renal function. However, most physicians are apparently unaware of these facts and may administer these drugs to vulnerable patients. METHODS: We administered a questionnaire to all physicians and pharmacists specializing in pediatric medical care at six Tokyo metropolitan government-run hospitals in Japan...
February 6, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
İnsu Yılmaz, Murat Türk
Ranitidine is a well-tolerated H2-receptor antagonist commonly used in peptic ulcer treatment and stress ulcer prophylaxis. Anaphylaxis is rarely observed with ranitidine. We report the case of a patient who developed anaphylaxis after intravenous injection of ranitidine for acute COPD exacerbation. This article underlines the importance of awareness that in COPD acute exacerbation treatment, ranitidine, which is usually administered with methylprednisolone, also has anaphylaxis potential.
July 2017: Turkish Thoracic Journal
Michael J Haas, Monica Plazarte, Ayham Chamseddin, Luisa Onstead-Haas, Norman C W Wong, Gabriela Plazarte, Arshag D Mooradian
In a recent high throughput analysis to identify drugs that alter hepatic apolipoprotein A-I (apo A-I) expression, histamine receptor one (H1) antagonists emerged as potential apo A-1 inducing drugs. Thus the present study was undertaken to identify some of the underlying molecular mechanisms of the effect of antihistaminic drugs on apo AI production. Apo A-I levels were measured by enzyme immunoassay and Western blots. Apo A-I mRNA levels were measured by reverse transcription real-time PCR using glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) mRNA as the internal control...
January 25, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
Hooman Heidarzadeh, Morteza Zendehdel, Vahab Babapour, Hasan Gilanpour
The present study was designed to determine the effect of central injection of Nesfatin-1 and corticotropin and histaminergic systems on food intake in neonatal meat-type chicks. In this study, 7 experiments were designed, each with 4 treatment groups. In experiment 1, four groups of chicks received the ICV injection of (A) phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), (B) Nesfatin-1 (10 ng), (C) Nesfatin-1 (20 ng) and (D) Nesfatin-1 (40 ng). In experiment 2, (A) PBS, (B) Astressin-B (CRF1/CRF2 receptors antagonist; 30 µg), (C) Nesfatin-1 (40 ng) and (D) Nesfatin-1 + Astressin-B were injected...
December 26, 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
Marleen Julia Meyer, Tina Seitz, Jürgen Brockmöller, Mladen Vassilev Tzvetkov
BACKGROUND: Ranitidine (Zantac®) is a H2-receptor antagonist commonly used for the treatment of acid-related gastrointestinal diseases. Ranitidine was reported to be a substrate of the organic cation transporters OCT1 and OCT2. The hepatic transporter OCT1 is highly genetically variable. Twelve major alleles confer partial or complete loss of OCT1 activity. The effects of these polymorphisms are highly substrate-specific and therefore difficult to predict. The renal transporter OCT2 has a common polymorphism, Ala270Ser, which was reported to affect OCT2 activity...
2017: PloS One
Ilona Kiszkiel-Taudul, Barbara Starczewska, Joanna Karpińska, Monika Kasabuła
Micellar extraction was applied to isolate famotidine from aqueous samples. This drug is an H2 receptor antagonist used for the treatment of stomach diseases. The process was performed with a mixture of anionic sodium dodecylsulfate and nonionic Triton X-114 surfactants. The effect of different parameters on the efficiency of the micellar extraction such as electrolyte and surfactant concentration, pH of sample, temperature, shaking and centrifugation time was investigated. The influence of foreign substances on a studied process was tested...
2017: Journal of Surfactants and Detergents
Peter J Leary, Richard A Kronmal, David A Bluemke, Peter M Buttrick, Kenneth L Jones, David P Kao, Steven M Kawut, Eric V Krieger, Joao A Lima, Wayne Minobe, David D Ralph, Ryan J Tedford, Noel S Weiss, Michael R Bristow
Myocardial H2 receptor activation contributes to heart failure (HF) in preclinical models, and H2 receptor antagonists are associated with decreased HF incidence. This study evaluated whether H2 histamine receptor (HRH2) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are associated with HF incidence and whether myocardial transcript abundance is associated with HF recovery. The association of SNPs in HRH2 with incident HF was characterized using Cox proportional hazards regression among participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
Yang Jiang, Hui Li, Yi Wang, Tian Tian, Yan He, Yinji Jin, Changsong Han, Xiaoming Jin, Fengmin Zhang, Eiichi Morii
The present study aimed to examine whether the enzyme activity of aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) was regulated by Nodal and histamine in the human alveolar adenocarcinoma A549 cell line. The regulated enzyme activity of ALDH was analyzed by flow cytometry in the A549 cell line. ALDH1 and Nodal expression was investigated by immunohistochemistry in28 cases of lung mixed adenocarcinoma. The enzyme activity of ALDH was upregulated by histamine and agonists of histamine H1 receptor (H1R) and histamine H2 receptor (H2R)...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
Fumito Naganuma, Tadaho Nakamura, Takeo Yoshikawa, Tomomitsu Iida, Yamato Miura, Anikó Kárpáti, Takuro Matsuzawa, Atushi Yanai, Asuka Mogi, Takatoshi Mochizuki, Nobuyuki Okamura, Kazuhiko Yanai
Histamine is a neurotransmitter that regulates diverse physiological functions including the sleep-wake cycle. Recent studies have reported that histaminergic dysfunction in the brain is associated with neuropsychiatric disorders. Histamine N-methyltransferase (HNMT) is an enzyme expressed in the central nervous system that specifically metabolises histamine; yet, the exact physiological roles of HNMT are unknown. Accordingly, we phenotyped Hnmt knockout mice (KO) to determine the relevance of HNMT to various brain functions...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
Maria Ines Pinto-Sanchez, Yuhong Yuan, Ahmed Hassan, Premysl Bercik, Paul Moayyedi
BACKGROUND: Functional dyspepsia (FD or non-ulcer dyspepsia) is defined as continuous or frequently recurring epigastric pain or discomfort for which no organic cause can be found. Acid suppressive therapy, including proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), has been proposed as a therapeutic option in FD, but its efficacy remains controversial. While PPIs are generally considered safe and well tolerated, they have been associated with adverse events, especially in the long term. For this reason, decisions on whether to initiate or continue PPI therapy should be made based on an appropriate clinical indication...
November 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Arijit Roy, Melissa M J Farnham, Fatemeh Derakhshan, Paul M Pilowsky, Richard J A Wilson
Apneas constitute an acute existential threat to neonates and adults. In large part, this threat is detected by the carotid bodies, the primary peripheral chemoreceptors, and combatted by arousal and acute cardiorespiratory responses, including increased sympathetic output. Similar responses occur with repeated apneas but they continue beyond the last apnea and can persist for hours (i.e. ventilatory and sympathetic LTF). These long-term effects may be adaptive during acute episodic apnea, but may prolong hypertension causing chronic cardiovascular impairment...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Physiology
Hamid Ghasemi, Esmaeal Tamaddonfard, Farhad Soltanalinejad
BACKGROUND: Histamine and opiate systems contribute to supraspinal processing of pain. In the present study, we investigated the effects of microinjection of histamine and agonists and antagonists of histamine H2 and opiate receptors into the thalamic ventral posterolateral nucleus on muscle pain in rats. METHODS: The thalamic ventral posterolateral nuclei were bilaterally implanted with two guide cannulas. Muscle pain was induced by intramuscular injection of a diluted formalin solution (2...
May 8, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
Hari S Sharma, Ranjana Patnaik, Dafin F Muresanu, José V Lafuente, Asya Ozkizilcik, Z Ryan Tian, Ala Nozari, Aruna Sharma
The possibility that histamine influences the spinal cord pathophysiology following trauma through specific receptor-mediated upregulation of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) was examined in a rat model. A focal spinal cord injury (SCI) was inflicted by a longitudinal incision into the right dorsal horn of the T10-11 segments. The animals were allowed to survive 5h. The SCI significantly induced breakdown of the blood-spinal cord barrier to protein tracers, reduced the spinal cord blood flow at 5h, and increased the edema formation and massive upregulation of nNOS expression...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
Takaaki Minoura, Masato Takeuchi, Tatsuya Morita, Koji Kawakami
CONTEXT: Malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) impairs the quality of life in patients with advanced cancer. Octreotide, acid-suppressing medications such as H<sub>(2)</sub>-receptor antagonists (H<sub>(2)</sub> blockers) and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), and corticosteroids are often used in combination for symptom control. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the practice patterns of medications for patients hospitalized with MBO using a large claims database in Japan...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Zolaikha Rasouli, Raouf Ghavami
A simple, sensitive and efficient colorimetric assay platform for the determination of Cu(2+) was proposed with the aim of developing sensitive detection based on the aggregation of AuNPs in presence of a histamine H2-receptor antagonist (famotidine, FAM) as recognition site. This study is the first to demonstrate that the molar extinction coefficients of the complexes formed by FAM and Cu(2+) are very low (by analyzing the chemometrics methods on the first order data arising from different metal to ligand ratio method), leading to the undesirable sensitivity of FAM-based assays...
October 12, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Jessica S Wang, Robert L Fogerty, Leora I Horwitz
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic interchange of a same class medication for an outpatient medication is a widespread practice during hospitalization in response to limited hospital formularies. However, therapeutic interchange may increase risk of medication errors. The objective was to characterize the prevalence and safety of therapeutic interchange. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Secondary analysis of a transitions of care study. We included patients over age 64 admitted to a tertiary care hospital between 2009-2010 with heart failure, pneumonia, or acute coronary syndrome who were taking a medication in any of six commonly-interchanged classes on admission: proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), histamine H2-receptor antagonists (H2 blockers), hydroxymethylglutaryl CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), and inhaled corticosteroids (ICS)...
2017: PloS One
T S G Sehested, T A Gerds, E L Fosbøl, P W Hansen, M G Charlot, N Carlson, M A Hlatky, C Torp-Pedersen, G H Gislason
BACKGROUND: Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has been associated with cardiovascular disease amongst patients not on antiplatelet therapy. The associations of PPI use, duration and dose, with risk of first-time ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) are poorly understood. METHODS: All Danish individuals with no prior history of MI or stroke, who had an elective upper gastrointestinal endoscopy performed between 1997 and 2012, were identified from nationwide registries...
March 2018: Journal of Internal Medicine
Ângelo Zambam de Mattos, Gabriela Meirelles Marchese, Bárbara Brum Fonseca, Carlos Kupski, Marta Brenner Machado
BACKGROUND: Proton pump inhibitors and histamine H2 receptor antagonists are two of the most commonly prescribed drug classes for pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease, but their efficacy is controversial. Many patients are treated with these drugs for atypical manifestations attributed to gastroesophageal reflux, even that causal relation is not proven. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of proton pump inhibitors and histamine H2 receptor antagonists in pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease through a systematic review...
September 21, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
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