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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101459/venlafaxine-induced-cytotoxicity-towards-isolated-rat-hepatocytes-involves-oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-lysosomal-dysfunction
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Elham Ahmadian, Hossein Babaei, Alireza Mohajjel Nayebi, Aziz Eftekhari, Mohammad Ali Eghbal
Purpose: Depression is a public disorder worldwide. Despite the widespread use of venlafaxine in the treatment of depression, it has been associated with the incidence of toxicities. Hence, the goal of the current investigation was to evaluate the mechanisms of venlafaxine-induced cell death in the model of the freshly isolated rat hepatocytes. Methods: Collagenase-perfused rat hepatocytes were treated with venlafaxine and other agents. Cell damage, reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation, lipid peroxidation, mitochondrial membrane potential decline, lysosomal damage, glutathione (GSH) level were analyzed...
December 2016: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100316/optimizing-nutrition-of-the-preterm-infant
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William W Jr Hay
The goal of nutrition of the preterm infant is to meet the growth rate of the healthy fetus of the same gestational age and to produce the same body composition of the healthy fetus in terms of organ growth, tissue components, and cell number and structure. Nutritional quantity and quality are fundamental for normal growth and development of preterm infants, including neurodevelopmental outcomes. Failure to provide the necessary amounts of all of the essential nutrients has produced not only growth failure, but also increased morbidity and less than optimal neurodevelopment...
January 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088691/stability-effect-of-cholesterol-poly-acrylic-acid-in-a-stimuli-responsive-polymer-liposome-complex-obtained-from-soybean-lecithin-for-controlled-drug-delivery
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M G Simões, P Alves, Manuela Carvalheiro, P N Simões
The development of polymer-liposome complexes (PLCs), in particular for biomedical applications, has grown significantly in the last decades. The importance of these studies comes from the emerging need in finding intelligent controlled release systems, more predictable, effective and selective, for applications in several areas, such as treatment and/or diagnosis of cancer, neurological, dermatological, ophthalmic and orthopedic diseases, gene therapy, cosmetic treatments, and food engineering. This work reports the development and characterization of a pH sensitive system for controlled release based on PLCs...
January 4, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088572/bcs-class-iv-drugs-highly-notorious-candidates-for-formulation-development
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REVIEW
Rohan Ghadi, Neha Dand
BCS class IV drugs (e.g., amphotericin B, furosemide, acetazolamide, ritonavir, paclitaxel) exhibit many characteristics that are problematic for effective oral and per oral delivery. Some of the problems associated include low aqueous solubility, poor permeability, erratic and poor absorption, inter and intra subject variability and significant positive food effect which leads to low and variable bioavailability. Also, most of the class IV drugs are substrate for P-glycoprotein (low permeability) and substrate for CYP3A4 (extensive pre systemic metabolism) which further potentiates the problem of poor therapeutic potential of these drugs...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078862/a-placebo-controlled-trial-of-a-proprietary-lipid-lowering-nutraceutical-supplement-in-the-management-of-dyslipidemia
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M Houston, R Rountree, J Lamb, S Phipps, S Meng, B Zhang
There is an ever growing emergence in the popularity of patient-driven care. As this health and wellness model grows, inquiries into diet, lifestyle, and supplemental approaches will continue to become a focal point for the healthcare consumer. Because of this, the aim of this study is to determine the tolerability, and overall effectiveness of a proprietary multi-ingredient lipid-lowering supplement in subjects with dyslipidemia. Forty participants were recruited for a single-center, double-blind randomized, placebocontrolled trial...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077296/extracellular-vesicle-communication-pathways-as-regulatory-targets-of-oncogenic-transformation
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REVIEW
Dongsic Choi, Tae Hoon Lee, Cristiana Spinelli, Shilpa Chennakrishnaiah, Esterina D'Asti, Janusz Rak
Pathogenesis of human cancers bridges intracellular oncogenic driver events and their impact on intercellular communication. Among multiple mediators of this 'pathological connectivity' the role of extracellular vesicles (EVs) and their subsets (exosomes, ectosomes, oncosomes) is of particular interest for several reasons. The release of EVs from cancer cells represents a unique mechanism of regulated expulsion of bioactive molecules, a process that also mediates cell-to-cell transfer of lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids...
January 8, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069382/antibiotic-tigecycline-enhances-cisplatin-activity-against-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-inducing-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-oxidative-damage
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Jun Tan, Meijun Song, Mi Zhou, Yaoren Hu
Targeting mitochondrial metabolism has been recently demonstrated to be a promising therapeutic strategy for the treatment of various cancer. In this work, we demonstrate that antibiotic tigecycline is selectively against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) through inducing mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative damage. Tigecycline is more effective in inhibiting proliferation and inducing apoptosis of HCC than normal liver cells. Importantly, tigecycline significantly enhances the inhibitory effects of chemotherapeutic drug cisplatin in HCC in vitro and in vivo...
January 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065861/targeting-and-modulating-infarct-macrophages-with-hemin-formulated-in-designed-lipid-based-particles-improves-cardiac-remodeling-and-function
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Tamar Ben-Mordechai, David Kain, Radka Holbova, Natalie Landa, La-Paz Levin, Inbar Elron-Gross, Yifat Glucksam-Galnoy, Micha S Feinberg, Rimona Margalit, Jonathan Leor
Uncontrolled activation of pro-inflammatory macrophages after myocardial infarction (MI) accelerates adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling and dysfunction. Hemin, an iron-containing porphyrin, activates heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), an enzyme with anti-inflammatory and cytoprotective properties. We sought to determine the effects of hemin formulated in a macrophage-targeted lipid-based carrier (denoted HA-LP) on LV remodeling and function after MI. Hemin encapsulation efficiency was ~100% at therapeutic dose levels...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063515/the-benefits-of-%C3%AF-3-supplementation-depend-on-adiponectin-basal-level-and-adiponectin-increase-after-the-supplementation-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Milena Maria de Araújo Lima Barbosa, Alexandra Lorenzzi Trinanes Raposo de Melo, Nágila Raquel Teixeira Damasceno
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze whether ω-3 supplementation improves cardiometabolic profile in individuals with cardiovascular risk factors and to determine the effect of adiponectin levels on these changes. METHODS: In this double-blind, placebo-controlled, 2-mo clinical trial, we randomized 80 individuals of both sexes (mean age 52 y) with at least one cardiovascular risk factor (excess weight, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, or smoking) into two groups: ω-3 (supplemented with 3 g/d of fish oil containing 37% eicosapentaenoic acid and 23% docosahexaenoic acid) and placebo (3 g/d of sunflower oil containing 65% linoleic acid)...
February 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053059/parsing-the-life-shortening-effects-of-dietary-protein-effects-of-individual-amino-acids
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Sara Arganda, Sofia Bouchebti, Sepideh Bazazi, Sophie Le Hesran, Camille Puga, Gérard Latil, Stephen J Simpson, Audrey Dussutour
High-protein diets shorten lifespan in many organisms. Is it because protein digestion is energetically costly or because the final products (the amino acids) are harmful? To answer this question while circumventing the life-history trade-off between reproduction and longevity, we fed sterile ant workers on diets based on whole proteins or free amino acids. We found that (i) free amino acids shortened lifespan even more than proteins; (ii) the higher the amino acid-to-carbohydrate ratio, the shorter ants lived and the lower their lipid reserves; (iii) for the same amino acid-to-carbohydrate ratio, ants eating free amino acids had more lipid reserves than those eating whole proteins; and (iv) on whole protein diets, ants seem to regulate food intake by prioritizing sugar, while on free amino acid diets, they seem to prioritize amino acids...
January 11, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050775/neuroprotective-efficacy-of-mitochondrial-antioxidant-mitoq-in-suppressing-peroxynitrite-mediated-mitochondrial-dysfunction-inflicted-by-lead-toxicity-in-the-rat-brain
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Arpan Kumar Maiti, Nimai Chandra Saha, Sunil S More, Ashish Kumar Panigrahi, Goutam Paul
Lead (Pb) is one of the most pollutant metals that accumulate in the brain mitochondria disrupting mitochondrial structure and function. Though oxidative stress mediated by reactive oxygen species remains the most accepted mechanism of Pb neurotoxicity, some reports suggest the involvement of nitric oxide ((•)NO) and reactive nitrogen species in Pb-induced neurotoxicity. But the impact of Pb neurotoxicity on mitochondrial respiratory enzyme complexes remains unknown with no relevant report highlighting the involvement of peroxynitrite (ONOO(-)) in it...
January 3, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048943/modeling-small-angle-x-ray-scattering-data-for-low-density-lipoproteins-insights-into-the-fatty-core-phase-packing-and-transition
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Selma Maric, Tania Kjellerup Lind, Jeppe Lyngsø, Marite Cardenas, Jan Skov Pedersen
Atherosclerosis and its clinical consequences are the leading cause of death in the west. While many studies throughout the last decades have aimed at understanding the disease, the clinical markers in use today still fail to accurately predict the risks. The role of the main clinical indicator of today, the low density lipoprotein (LDL), in depositing fat to the vessel wall is believed to be the onset of the process. However, many subfractions of the LDL, which differ both in structure and composition, are present in the blood and amongst different individuals...
January 3, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043837/targeting-antioxidant-enzyme-expression-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-for-ischemic-stroke
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REVIEW
Stephanie M Davis, Keith R Pennypacker
During ischemic stroke, neurons and glia are subjected to damage during the acute and neuroinflammatory phases of injury. Production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) from calcium dysregulation in neural cells and the invasion of activated immune cells are responsible for stroke-induced neurodegeneration. Scientists have failed thus far to identify antioxidant-based drugs that can enhance neural cell survival and improve recovery after stroke. However, several groups have demonstrated success in protecting against stroke by increasing expression of antioxidant enzymes in neural cells...
December 30, 2016: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039839/lps-induced-renal-inflammation-is-prevented-by-epicatechin-in-rats
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Paula Denise Prince, Laura Fischerman, Jorge E Toblli, Cesar G Fraga, Monica Galleano
This work investigated the capacity of (-)-epicatechin to prevent the renal damage induced by LPS administration in rats. Male Sprague Dawley rats were fed for 4 days a diet without or with supplementation with (-)-epicatechin (80mg/kg BW/d), and subsequently i.p. injected with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Six hours after injection, LPS-treated rats exhibited increased plasma creatinine and urea levels as indicators of impaired renal function. The renal cortex of the LPS-treated rats showed: i) increased expression of inflammatory molecules (TNF-α, iNOS and IL-6); ii) activation of several steps of NF-κB pathway; iii) overexpression of TLR4, and iv) higher superoxide anion production and lipid peroxidation index in association with increased levels of gp91(phox) and p47(phox) (NOX2) and NOX4...
December 22, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032304/l-carnitine-reduces-susceptibility-to-bupivacaine-induced-cardiotoxicity-an-experimental-study-in-rats
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Gail K Wong, Carolyne Pehora, Mark W Crawford
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of acute administration of L-carnitine 100 mg·kg(-1) iv on susceptibility to bupivacaine-induced cardiotoxicity in rats. METHODS: In the first of two experiments, L-carnitine 100 mg·kg(-1) iv (n = 10) or saline iv (n = 10) was administered to anesthetized and mechanically ventilated Sprague-Dawley rats following which an infusion of bupivacaine 2.0 mg·kg(-1)·min(-1) iv was given until asystole occurred...
December 28, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029258/liposomes-for-pet-and-mr-imaging-and-for-dual-targeting-magnetic-field-glucose-moiety-synthesis-properties-and-in-vivo-studies
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Jeremy Malinge, Bastien Géraudie, Paul Savel, Valerie Nataf, Aurelie Prignon, Claire Provost, Yongmin Zhang, Phalla Ou, Khaldoun Kerrou, Jean-Noel Talbot, Jean-Michel Siaugue, Matthieu Sollogoub, Christine Menager
We describe the potentiality of a new liposomal formulation enabling PET and MR imaging for cancer diagnosis. The bimodality is achieved by coupling a 68Ga-based radiotracer on the bilayer of ultra magnetic liposomes. In order to enhance the targeting properties obtained under a permanent magnetic field, a sugar moiety was added in the lipid formulation. Two new phospholipids were synthesized, one with a specific chelator of 68Ga (DSPE-PEG-NODAGA) and one with a glucose moiety (DSPE-PEG-Glucose). The liposomes were produced according to a fast and safe process, with a high radiolabeling yield...
December 28, 2016: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018394/global-transcriptional-analysis-reveals-the-complex-relationship-between-tea-quality-leaf-senescence-and-the-responses-to-cold-drought-combined-stress-in-camellia-sinensis
#17
Chao Zheng, Yu Wang, Zhaotang Ding, Lei Zhao
In field conditions, especially in arid and semi-arid areas, tea plants are often simultaneously exposed to various abiotic stresses such as cold and drought, which have profound effects on leaf senescence process and tea quality. However, most studies of gene expression in stress responses focus on a single inciting agent, and the confounding effect of multiple stresses on crop quality and leaf senescence remain unearthed. Here, global transcriptome profiles of tea leaves under separately cold and drought stress were compared with their combination using RNA-Seq technology...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012927/role-of-scoparia-dulcis-linn-on-noise-induced-nitric-oxide-synthase-nos-expression-and-neurotransmitter-assessment-on-motor-function-in-wistar-albino-rats
#18
Wankupar Wankhar, Sakthivel Srinivasan, Loganathan Sundareswaran, Dapkupar Wankhar, Ravindran Rajan, Rathinasamy Sheeladevi
Noise pollution is one of the most widespread and fast growing environmental and occupational menaces in the modern era. Exposure to noise above 100dB is not adaptable through the brain homeostatic mechanism. Yet, the detrimental effects of noise have often been ignored. Developing reliable animal models to understand the neurobiology of noise stress and advance our research in the field of medicine to impede this growing stressor is needed. In this study experimental animals were divided into four groups, (i) Control and (ii) S...
December 22, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007545/platinum-pharmacokinetics-in-mice-following-inhalation-of-cisplatin-dry-powders-with-different-release-and-lung-retention-properties
#19
Vincent Levet, Romain Merlos, Rémi Rosière, Karim Amighi, Nathalie Wauthoz
Pharmacokinetics of cisplatin administered by the pulmonary route were established in mice using dry powders inhaler (DPI) formulations showing immediate (F1) and controlled release (CR, solid lipid microparticles) in vitro, without (F2) or with PEGylated excipients (F3, F4). Formulation administration was realized using dry powder blends (correspondingly named thereafter F1B to F4B) able to reproducibly deliver particles in vivo using a DP-4M Dry Powder Insufflator™. Their platinum pharmacokinetics were established over 48h in lungs, total blood and non-target organs vs...
December 19, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004603/asiatic-acid-attenuates-pre-neoplastic-lesions-oxidative-stress-biotransforming-enzymes-and-histopathological-alterations-in-1-2-dimethylhydrazine-induced-experimental-rat-colon-carcinogenesis
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Aktarul Islam Siddique, Vijay Mani, Sivaranjani Arivalagan, Nisha Susan Thomas, Namasivayam Nalini
Asiatic acid (AA), a pentacyclic triterpenoid derived from the tropical medicinal plant Centella asiatica is known to exhibit numerous pharmacological properties. We hypothesized that AA will have chemopreventive potential against 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH)-induced experimental colon carcinogenesis in male Wistar rats. Rats were arbitrarily divided into six groups. Group I rats were processed as control. Group II rats received AA (8 mg/kg b.w., p.o.) and groups III-VI rats received subcutaneous injections of DMH (20 mg/kg b...
December 22, 2016: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
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