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stress related neuropathy

Adesina O Odewabi, Martins Ekor
Recent studies have indicated an increased incidence of toxic neuropathies among waste management workers (WMW) possibly linked to increased detection of heavy metals in municipal solid wastes. The present study evaluated serum levels of some heavy and essential trace metals in relation to oxidant/antioxidant status of WMW. One hundred and twenty-six WMW and 84 non-WMW (control) were recruited. Metal/element concentration was measured by atomic absorption spectrophotometry and oxidant/antioxidant markers were determined using standard procedures...
October 13, 2016: Toxicology and Industrial Health
Prashanth Komirishetty, Aparna Areti, Ranadeep Gogoi, Ramakrishna Sistla, Ashutosh Kumar
Neuropathic pain, a debilitating pain condition and the underlying pathogenic mechanisms are complex and interwoven amongst each other and still there is scant information available regarding therapies which promise to treat the condition. Evidence indicate that oxidative/nitrosative stress induced poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) overactivation initiate neuroinflammation and bioenergetic crisis culminating into neurodegenerative changes following nerve injury. Hence, we investigated the therapeutic effect of combining an antioxidant, quercetin and a PARP inhibitor, 4-amino 1, 8-naphthalimide (4-ANI) on the hallmark deficits induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI) of sciatic nerve in rats...
October 3, 2016: Neuropharmacology
Hubert Lenoir, Louis Dagneaux, François Canovas, Thomas Waitzenegger, Thuy Trang Pham, Michel Chammas
BACKGROUND: Neurologic lesions are relatively common after total shoulder arthroplasty. These injuries are mostly due to traction. We aimed to identify the arm manipulations and steps during reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA) that affect nerve stress. METHODS: Stress was measured in 10 shoulders of 5 cadavers by use of a tensiometer on each nerve from the brachial plexus, with shoulders in different arm positions and during different surgical steps of RTSA...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Seyed Reza Fatemi Tabatabaei, Masome Rashno, Shahab Ghaderi, Majid Askaripour
Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common causes of neuropathy. Although antioxidant and antidiabetic effects of the aqueous extract of purslane (Portulaca oleracea) (AEOP) have been demonstrated before by other researchers, we did not find any study that assessed the psychobiological effects of AEOP in diabetes induced animals. Thirty ovariectomized (OVX) female Wistar rats were randomly divided into 3 groups of control, Dia and Dia+AEOP. The latter group was orally treated by 300 mg/kg of AEOP for 35 days...
2016: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
Juan Manuel Chao de la Barca, Gilles Simard, Patrizia Amati-Bonneau, Zainab Safiedeen, Delphine Prunier-Mirebeau, Stéphanie Chupin, Cédric Gadras, Lydie Tessier, Naïg Gueguen, Arnaud Chevrollier, Valérie Desquiret-Dumas, Marc Ferré, Céline Bris, Judith Kouassi Nzoughet, Cinzia Bocca, Stéphanie Leruez, Christophe Verny, Dan Miléa, Dominique Bonneau, Guy Lenaers, M Carmen Martinez, Vincent Procaccio, Pascal Reynier
Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (MIM#535000), the commonest mitochondrial DNA-related disease, is caused by mutations affecting mitochondrial complex I. The clinical expression of the disorder, usually occurring in young adults, is typically characterized by subacute, usually sequential, bilateral visual loss, resulting from the degeneration of retinal ganglion cells. As the precise action of mitochondrial DNA mutations on the overall cell metabolism in Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy is unknown, we investigated the metabolomic profile of the disease...
September 15, 2016: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
Shasha Wang, Yisi Chen, Ruirui Kou, Yu Wang, Tao Zeng, Keqin Xie, Fuyong Song
Oxidative stress is associated with the pathogenesis of carbon disulfide (CS2) induced polyneuropathy. The nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) plays a critical role in protecting cells against oxidative stress. However, whether there exists a Nrf2-mediated antioxidative machinery in CS2-induced neuropathy has not been elucidated. In the present study, male wistar rats were randomly divided into three experimental groups and one control group. The rats in experimental groups were treated with CS2 by gavage at dosages of 200, 400 and 600mg/kg/day respectively, six times per week for 6 weeks...
August 10, 2016: Toxicology
Hongping Yao, Juanyi Feng, Qiaowei Zheng, Youxia Wei, Shixiang Wang, Weiyi Feng
AIMS: This study investigated the efficacies of gliclazide (GLZ), methylcobalamin (MCA), and GLZ+MCA combination therapy on DPN by evaluating the treatment-related changes in peripheral nerve function, the polyol pathway, and oxidative stress in the sciatic nerve of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The rat model of streptozotocin-induced diabetes was orally given GLZ (25mg/kg/day), MCA (175μg/kg/day), and GLZ+MCA (25mg/kg/day+175μg/kg/day) combination therapy for 8weeks, in order to observe its effects on the motor nerve conduction velocity (MNCV), on the activities of Na(+), K(+)-ATPase, aldose reductase(AR), AR mRNA expression, on the polyol contents, antioxidative enzyme activities and peroxidation products in the sciatic never tissue...
September 15, 2016: Life Sciences
Samira Rayegan, Ahmad Reza Dehpour, Ali Mohammad Sharifi
Overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by NADPH oxidase (NOX) activation has been considered the essential mechanism induced by hyperglycemia in various tissues. However, there is no comprehensive study on the role of NOXs in high glucose (HG)-induced toxic effect in neural tissues. Recently, a therapeutic strategy in oxidative related pathologies has been introduced by blocking the undesirable actions of NOX enzymes by small molecules. The protective roles of Statins in ameliorating oxidative stress by NOX inhibition have been shown in some tissues except neural...
August 1, 2016: Metabolic Brain Disease
Tali Ganz, Julio Wainstein, Suzan Gilad, Rona Limor, Mona Boaz, Naftali Stern
AIMS: Increased oxidative stress in diabetes increases nitric oxide (NO) oxidation and low L-arginine (Arg) could further reduce NO and impair vascular function, thus accelerating, in the long run, vascular complications. We therefore measured Arg and asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and healthy controls. Additionally, we followed the diabetic individuals over time to see if Arg and ADMA predicted T2DM complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined baseline serum Arg and ADMA levels in a cohort of 105 subjects with type 2 diabetes and compared them to an age- and weight matched non-diabetic group of 137 individuals who served as a reference population...
July 8, 2016: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
Nádia P Gonçalves, Diana Martins, Maria João Saraiva
Overwhelming data suggest that oncogenic and neurodegenerative pathways share several altered cellular responses to insults such as oxidative stress, extracellular matrix remodeling, inflammation, or cell dyscommunication. Protocadherin-10 (Pcdh10) is an adhesion molecule found to protect against tumorigenesis and essential for axonal elongation and actin dynamics during development. Here, by using genome microarrays we identified for the first time Pcdh10 up-regulation in tissues from transgenic mouse models, cultured Schwann cells, and human samples from a familial form of peripheral neuropathy (familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy)...
July 2016: American Journal of Pathology
Thomas J Smith, Paul Auwaerter, Amy Knowlton, Deanna Saylor, Justin McArthur
Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common neurological complications of HIV infection with a 30-60% lifetime prevalence. Newer HIV drugs cause less peripheral neuropathy, but patients are now living long enough to develop concomitant diabetes-related, vascular-related, and chemotherapy-related neuropathy so it continues as a major debilitating issue. Recent national CDC guidelines have stressed the importance of non-opioid therapies, especially in this population that may have had drug abuse problems...
June 21, 2016: International Journal of STD & AIDS
Rong-Mei Zhou, Yi Shen, Jin Yao, Hong Yang, Kun Shan, Xiu-Miao Li, Qin Jiang, Biao Yan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Retinal neurodegeneration is an early event in the pathological process of diabetic retinopathy (DR). Retinal ganglion cell (RGC) injury is an important pathological feature during neurodegenerative process. Protecting RGCs from high glucose-induced injury is a promising strategy for delaying or hindering diabetes mellitus-related retinal neuropathy. This study aims to investigate the role of Nmnat1, an enzyme which catalyzes a key step in the biosynthesis of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), in high glucose-induced RGC injury...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Naoko Niimi, Hideji Yako, Masami Tsukamoto, Shizuka Takaku, Junji Yamauchi, Emiko Kawakami, Hiroko Yanagisawa, Kazuhiko Watabe, Kazunori Utsunomiya, Kazunori Sango
Amiodarone hydrochloride (AMD), an anti-arrhythmic agent, has been shown to cause peripheral neuropathy; however, its pathogenesis remains unknown. We examined the toxic effects of AMD on an immortalized adult rat Schwann cell line, IFRS1, and cocultures of IFRS1 cells and adult rat dorsal root ganglion neurons or nerve growth factor-primed PC12 cells. Treatment with AMD (1, 5, and 10 μm) induced time- and dose-dependent cell death, accumulation of phospholipids and neutral lipids, upregulation of the expression of gangliosides, and oxidative stress (increased nuclear factor E2-related factor in nuclear extracts and reduced GSH/GSSG ratios) in IFRS1 cells...
July 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
Rajinder Chawla, Rinchu Loomba, Deepak Guru, Vikas Loomba
INTRODUCTION: Ischemia modified albumin (IMA) has emerged as a marker for ischemic injury and oxidative damage, particularly in myocardial infarction. There are very few studies on the significance of IMA in other conditions associated with ischemia. The complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) arising out of poor glycaemic control have an underlying ischemic aetiology. AIM: To evaluate correlation of IMA with glycaemic control in type 2 DM (T2DM). Secondary aim was to assess the utility of IMA as a marker for vascular complications in T2DM...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Carolina Guerini de Souza, Leonardo Lisbôa da Motta, Adriano Martimbianco de Assis, Anderson Rech, Ricardo Bruch, Fábio Klamt, Diogo Onofre Souza
Diabetes is one of the most prevalent chronic non-communicable diseases and is characterized by hyperglycemia and increased oxidative stress. These two alterations are also responsible for the main diabetic complications: cardiovascular disease, retinopathy, nephropathy and peripheral neuropathy. Diabetes progression is governed by pancreatic β-cell failure, and recent studies showed that sulforaphane (SFN) might be able to prevent this change, preserving insulin production. Consequently, our goal was to test the effects of SFN on metabolic parameters related to diabetic complications and antioxidant defenses (superoxide dismutase, catalase and sulfhydryl groups) in the pancreas, liver and kidney of non-diabetic and diabetic rats...
April 2016: Food & Function
Natik Piri, Jacky M K Kwong, Lei Gu, Joseph Caprioli
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) belong to a superfamily of stress proteins that are critical constituents of a complex defense mechanism that enhances cell survival under adverse environmental conditions. Cell protective roles of HSPs are related to their chaperone functions, antiapoptotic and antinecrotic effects. HSPs' anti-apoptotic and cytoprotective characteristics, their ability to protect cells from a variety of stressful stimuli, and the possibility of their pharmacological induction in cells under pathological stress make these proteins an attractive therapeutic target for various neurodegenerative diseases; these include Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, prion disease, and others...
May 2016: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
Xinwei Yang, Weijie Yao, Haotian Shi, Haolong Liu, Yangfan Li, Yanbin Gao, Renhui Liu, Liping Xu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Paeoniflorin (PF) is the principal bioactive component of Paeonia lactiflora Pall., which an included in Tang Luo Ning recipe, a traditional Chinese herbal medicine based on Huangqi Guizhi Wuwu decoction. PF is also widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for the treatment of blood-arthralgia disease including diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), but its underlying molecular mechanism of neuroprotective effects is not yet well understood. Diabetic hyperglycemia induced oxidative stress in Schwann cells, an important component of the peripheral nervous system, has been proposed as a unifying mechanism for DPN...
June 5, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Jan Škrha, Jan Šoupal, Jan Škrha, Martin Prázný
Microvascular complications in diabetes are associated with poor long-term diabetes control as measured by HbA1c levels. Glucose fluctuations are related to oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, and inflammation, factors traditionally associated with the pathogenesis of vascular damage. Glucose variability has been associated with macrovascular disease in some studies but any association with microvascular disease remains controversial. This overview summarizes recent findings in the field of glucose variability and its possible relationship with retinopathy, nephropathy and neuropathy...
March 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
Rodica Pop-Busui, Lynn Ang, Crystal Holmes, Katherine Gallagher, Eva L Feldman
Diabetic neuropathies (DNs) are one of the most prevalent chronic complications of diabetes and a major cause of disability, high mortality, and poor quality of life. Given the complex anatomy of the peripheral nervous system and types of fiber dysfunction, DNs have a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations. The treatment of DNs continues to be challenging, likely due to the complex pathogenesis that involves an array of systemic and cellular imbalances in glucose and lipids metabolism. These lead to the activation of various biochemical pathways, including increased oxidative/nitrosative stress, activation of the polyol and protein kinase C pathways, activation of polyADP ribosylation, and activation of genes involved in neuronal damage, cyclooxygenase-2 activation, endothelial dysfunction, altered Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase pump function, impaired C-peptide-related signaling pathways, endoplasmic reticulum stress, and low-grade inflammation...
March 2016: Current Diabetes Reports
Małgorzata Nita, Andrzej Grzybowski
The reactive oxygen species (ROS) form under normal physiological conditions and may have both beneficial and harmful role. We search the literature and current knowledge in the aspect of ROS participation in the pathogenesis of anterior and posterior eye segment diseases in adults. ROS take part in the pathogenesis of keratoconus, Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy, and granular corneal dystrophy type 2, stimulating apoptosis of corneal cells. ROS play a role in the pathogenesis of glaucoma stimulating apoptotic and inflammatory pathways on the level of the trabecular meshwork and promoting retinal ganglion cells apoptosis and glial dysfunction in the posterior eye segment...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
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