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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786910/agathisflavone-isolated-from-anacardium-occidentale-suppresses-sirt1-mediated-neuroinflammation-in-bv2-microglia-and-neurotoxicity-in-appswe-transfected-sh-sy5y-cells
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Ravikanth Velagapudi, Olusiji O Ajileye, Uchechukwu Okorji, Priya Jain, Mutalib A Aderogba, Olumayokun A Olajide
Agathisflavone is a bioactive compound in Anacardium occidentale. In this study, we investigated inhibition neuroinflammation in BV2 microglia by agathisflavone. Neuroprotective activity of the compound was investigated in differentiated SH-SY5Y cells. Experiments in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated BV2 microglia showed that pretreatment with agathisflavone (5-20 μM) produced significant reduction in the release of tumour necrosis factor-α, interleukin-6, interleukin-1β, NO, and PGE2 from the cells. Immunoblotting experiments also revealed that agathisflavone reduced levels of iNOS and COX-2 protein...
May 22, 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786886/predictors-of-treatment-completion-for-families-referred-to-trauma-focused-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-after-child-abuse
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Marianne Celano, Amanda NeMoyer, Anna Stagg, Nikia Scott
Despite advances in the dissemination of evidence-based therapy for abuse-related traumatic stress, many referred children fail to complete treatment. Using archival data from a sample of children participating in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) at a hospital-based child advocacy center, analyses explored the impact of baseline child traumatic stress symptoms, a second (nonprimary) caregiver's treatment attendance, and the number of assessment sessions on treatment completion while controlling for demographic variables...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786882/feasibility-of-assessing-prognostic-nutrition-index-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer-who-receive-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy
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Yoshinaga Okugawa, Yuji Toiyama, Satoshi Oki, Shozo Ide, Akira Yamamoto, Takashi Ichikawa, Takahito Kitajima, Hiroyuki Fujikawa, Hiromi Yasuda, Susumu Saigusa, Junichiro Hiro, Shigeyuki Yoshiyama, Minako Kobayashi, Toshimitsu Araki, Masato Kusunoki
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition can adversely affect treatment responses and oncological outcomes in cancer patients. However, among patients with rectal cancer who undergo chemoradiotherapy (CRT), the significance of peri-treatment nutrition assessment as a predictor of treatment response and outcome remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether the Prognostic Nutrition Index (PNI) based on peri-treatment serum can be used as a predictor of treatment response and outcome in patients with rectal cancer who undergo CRT...
January 7, 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786853/cysteamine-modified-gold-nanoparticles-as-a-colorimetric-sensor-for-the-rapid-detection-of-gentamicin
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Joshua C Gukowsky, Chen Tan, Zexiang Han, Lili He
A simple, rapid, and specific colorimetric method for gentamicin detection using cysteamine-modified gold nanoparticles (cys-AuNPs) has been developed. The maximum residue limits of gentamicin allowed in foods are typically below 100 nM, so an effective detection method for low concentrations of the drug is required. The aggregation of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) was used as the basis for this method, and adding cysteamine to the AuNPs helped to enhance their aggregative abilities. The cys-AuNPs are capable of detecting gentamicin concentrations as low as 12...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786845/a-simple-and-portable-screening-method-for-adulterated-olive-oils-using-the-hand-held-ftir-spectrometer-and-chemometrics-tools
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Meng Pan, Suqin Sun, Qun Zhou, Jianbo Chen
Extra virgin olive oil has been one of the most common targets for economically motivated food adulteration. This research employed the hand-held FTIR spectrometer to develop the simple and portable screening methods for extra virgin olive oils adulterated with other cheaper vegetable oils. With the help of the ATR probe and chemometrics tools, oil samples can be measured directly without any pretreatment, then the spectra can be interpreted automatically to determine the possibility of adulteration and estimate the content of adulterant oil...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786651/clinical-efficacy-associated-with-enhanced-antioxidant-enzyme-activities-of-silver-nanoparticles-biosynthesized-using-moringa-oleifera-leaf-extract-against-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-a-murine-model-of-leishmania-major
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Manal El-Khadragy, Ebtesam M Alolayan, Dina M Metwally, Mohamed F Serag El-Din, Sara S Alobud, Nour I Alsultan, Sarah S Alsaif, Manal A Awad, Ahmed E Abdel Moneim
Leishmaniasis is one of the most significant vector-borne syndromes of individuals. This parasitic infection can be affected by many species of Leishmania, most of which are zoonotic. Natural products have made and are continuing to make important contributions to the search for new antileishmanial agents. The use of plants in the production assembly of silver nanoparticles has drawn attention because of its rapid, eco-friendly, non-pathogenic, economical protocol and provides a single step technique for the biosynthetic process...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786487/diffusion-weighted-mri-is-superior-to-pet-ct-in-predicting-survival-of-patients-undergoing-90-y-radioembolization-of-hepatic-metastases
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Alexandra Barabasch, Alexander Heinzel, Philipp Bruners, Nils A Kraemer, Christiane K Kuhl
Purpose To determine the relationship between diffusion-weighted (DW) liver MR images obtained 4-6 weeks after lobar yttrium 90 (90 Y) treatment and overall survival in comparison with PET/CT or established oncologic factors known to affect survival. Materials and Methods The institutional review board approved this prospective intraindividual comparative study in 36 consecutive patients (25 women) with liver-dominant metastases (20 colorectal, 14 breast, two other) (mean age, 60 years ± 10 [standard deviation]) who underwent fluorine 18 (18 F) fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT and DW MRI before and 4-6 weeks after 90 Y radioembolization...
May 21, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786114/endothelium-dependent-vasodilation-in-the-cerebral-arterioles-of-rats-deteriorates-during-acute-hyperglycemia-and-then-is-restored-by-reducing-the-glucose-level
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Kazuhiro Kito, Kumiko Tanabe, Koji Sakata, Naokazu Fukuoka, Kiyoshi Nagase, Mami Iida, Hiroki Iida
PURPOSE: Acute hyperglycemia in patients with traumatic brain injury correlates with a poor neurological outcome. We investigated the endothelium function of rat cerebral arterioles during acute hyperglycemia and after reducing the glucose levels using insulin. We also examined whether or not oxidative stress was involved in the cerebral arteriole response to acute hyperglycemia. METHODS: In isoflurane-anesthetized, mechanically ventilated rats, we used closed cranial window preparation to measure the changes in the pial arteriolar diameter following the topical application of acetylcholine (ACh) or adenosine...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785914/fermented-camel-milk-prevents-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-acute-injury-in-kidney-of-mice
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Houda Hamed, Manel Gargouri, Salha Boulila, Fatma Chaari, Ferdaws Ghrab, Rim Kallel, Zied Ghannoudi, Tahia Boudawara, Semia Chaabouni, Abdelfattah El Feki, Ahmed Gargouri
Fermented milk is known to possess potent antioxidant activity. The present study was undertaken to assess the preventive effect of fermented camel milk (FCM) prepared using lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris against CCl4 induced kidney damage in mice. Nephrotoxicity was induced in mice by a single dose of CCl4 (10 ml/kg 0·3% olive oil, ip). Female mice were pretreated daily with FCM for 15 d. Renal damage was associated with an increase in oxidative stress parameters (lipid peroxidation, protein carbonyl and changes in antioxidant enzyme activities and non-enzymatic antioxidant) and nephropathology markers...
May 2018: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785781/schisantherin-a-protects-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-from-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-through-the-activation-of-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#10
Jiachuan Gong, Xuezhen Wang
Schisantherin A (SchA), a dibenzocyclooctadiene lignan isolated from the fruit of Schisandra sphenanthera, was reported to possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. However, its protective effect against renal ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in human renal tubular epithelial cells subjected to hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) has never been studied. Thus, herein, we investigated the effect of SchA on renal I/R injury in vitro. Our results demonstrated that SchA pretreatment significantly improved HK-2 cell viability exposed to H/R...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785688/the-influence-of-nonionic-surfactant-adsorption-on-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-oil-palm-fruit-bunch
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Jatuporn Parnthong, Suratsawadee Kungsanant, Sumaeth Chavadej
Nonionic surfactants have been utilized to improve the enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic materials. However, the role of surfactant adsorption affecting enzymatic hydrolysis has not been elaborated well. In this work, nonionic surfactants differing in their molecular structures, namely the polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate (Tween 80), the secondary alcohol ethoxylate (Tergitol 15-S-9), and the branched alcohol ethoxylate (Tergitol TMN-6), were studied for their effects on the enzymatic hydrolysis of palm fruit bunch (PFB)...
May 22, 2018: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785402/formyl-met-leu-phe-stimulated-fpr1-phosphorylation-in-plate-adherent-human-neutrophils-enhanced-proteolysis-but-lack-of-inhibition-by-platelet-activating-factor
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Algirdas J Jesaitis, Jeannie Gripentrog, Jovanka M Voyich
N-formyl-Met-Leu-Phe (fMLF) is a model PAMP/DAMP driving human PMN to sites of injury/infection utilizing the GPCR, FPR1. We examined a microtiter plate format for measurement of FPR1 phosphorylation in adherent PMN at high densities and found that a new phosphosensitive FPR1 fragment, 25K-FPR1, accumulates in SDS-PAGE extracts. 25K-FPR1 is fully inhibited by diisopropylfluorophosphate PMN pretreatment but is not physiologic, as its formation failed to be significantly perturbed by ATP depletion, time and temperature of adherence, or adherence mechanism...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785137/andrographolide-potentiates-the-antitumor-effect-of-topotecan-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells-through-an-intrinsic-apoptotic-pathway
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Mohammad Hassan Hodroj, Achraf Jardaly, Sarah Abi Raad, Annalise Zouein, Sandra Rizk
Background: Topotecan (TP) is an anticancer drug acting as topoisomerase I inhibitor that is used in the treatment of many types of cancers including leukemia, but it has significant side effects. Andrographolide, a compound extracted from Andrographis paniculata , was recently proven to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and can induce apoptosis. The aim of this study is to investigate the possible synergism between TP and andrographolide in acute myeloid cells in vitro. Materials and methods: U937 acute myeloid leukemic cells were cultured using Roswell Park Memorial Institute (RPMI) medium and then treated for 24 h with TP and andrographolide prepared through the dilution of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) stocks with RPMI on the day of treatment...
2018: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784898/pretreatment-with-simvastatin-upregulates-expression-of-bk-2r-and-cd11b-in-the-ischemic-penumbra-of-rats
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Jian-Ying Zhang, Qing-Ke Bai, Ying-Dong Zhang
Inhibitors of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductases, collectively known as statins, have been shown to minimize cerebral ischemic events in patients. We assessed the mechanisms of simvastatin pretreatment in preventing cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats using a model of middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Rats were pretreated with simvastatin 14 days prior to MCAO induction. At 3, 24, and 48 hours after reperfusion, bradykinin levels in the ischemic penumbra were assayed by ELISA, mRNA levels of bradykinin B2 receptors (BK-2Rs) and CD11b were measured by fluorescent quantitative real-time PCR (RT-PCR), and co-expression of microglia and BK-2Rs was determined by immunofluorescence...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784396/highly-sensitive-detection-of-clenbuterol-in-urine-sample-by-using-surface-plasmon-resonance-immunosensor
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Dulal C Kabiraz, Kinichi Morita, Kazuhira Sakamoto, Masashi Takahashi, Toshikazu Kawaguchi
This study proposed the filtration method for removal of inhibitors from real urine samples for immunoassay without centrifuge. Although the inhibitors could not be removed by the physical filtration, the carboxyl group terminated silica effectively removed the inhibitors. In a low pH, antibody formed aggregation due to the protonation. We propose to adjust pH of the sample solution by adding a phosphate buffer solution (pH 7.5). As a result of pretreatment, the SPR immunosensing achieved the SPR signal of 45 mdeg and a low limit of detection with 100 ppq (100 fg mL-1 )...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784383/sensitive-and-simple-determination-of-zwitterionic-morphine-in-human-urine-based-on-liquid-liquid-micro-extraction-coupled-with-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
#16
Borong Yu, Chentai Cao, Pan Li, Mei Mao, Qiwen Xie, Liangbao Yang
Morphine, a kind of illicit drugs, is also one of the main heroin metabolites. In consideration of a noninvasive way to monitor and identify drug abuse during forensic cases, the urine samples are usually detected. Here, colloidal gold nanorods (Au NRs) were introduced to act as active substrate, because of the strong optical extinction and spectral tunability of the longitudinal surface plasmon resonance (SPR). Thus, well surface-enhanced Raman spectra of morphine even at low concentrations could be obtained by portable Raman spectrometer...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784348/flow-manifold-for-chemical-h-point-standard-addition-method-implemented-to-electrochemical-analysis-based-on-the-capacitance-measurements
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Marcin Wieczorek, Maria Madej, Karolina Starzec, Paweł Knihnicki, Anna Telk, Jolanta Kochana, Paweł Kościelniak
The paper presents a novel analytical method for electrochemical potassium determination using gold electrodes with self-assembled thiol monolayers (SATMs) deposited on its surface. The whole analytical procedure was carried out in a dedicated flow manifold using capacitance detection mode. The terminal functional groups on the surface of the dielectric monolayer interacts selectively with the analyte, changing the thickness of the layer depending on the amount of the analyte and the applied voltage, resulting in a change in the registered dielectric capacitance...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784003/bi-directional-regulation-of-cartilage-metabolism-by-inhibiting-bet-proteins-analysis-of-the-effect-of-i-bet151-on-human-chondrocytes-and-murine-joints
#18
Jin Dai, Sheng Zhou, Qiting Ge, Jinzhong Qin, Dongyang Chen, Zhihong Xu, Dongquan Shi, Jianxin Li, Huangxian Ju, Yi Cao, Minghao Zheng, Chao Jun Li, Xiang Gao, Huajian Teng, Qing Jiang
BACKGROUND: Proinflammatory cytokines, which can upregulate the expression of matrix-degrading enzymes in chondrocytes, play important roles in the development of osteoarthritis. And a BET protein inhibitor, I-BET151, has been shown to exert an anti-inflammatory effect by repressing the BET protein-mediated expression of inflammatory genes. Our objective is to investigate the effect of I-BET151 on a surgical mouse model of osteoarthritis (OA) and human chondrocytes. METHODS: We first treated a surgical mouse model of OA with I-BET151 once per day and evaluated the knee joints at 6 and 8 weeks after treatment...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783958/sanguinarine-triggers-intrinsic-apoptosis-to-suppress-colorectal-cancer-growth-through-disassociation-between-strap-and-melk
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Xianling Gong, Zhihong Chen, Qinrui Han, Chunhui Chen, Linlin Jing, Yawei Liu, Liang Zhao, Xueqing Yao, Xuegang Sun
BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed sanguinarine induced apoptosis in CRC cells but did not define the underlying mechanisms. The purpose of this work was to determine the in vivo and in vitro effects of sanguinarine on CRC tumors and to elucidate the mechanism in regulating the intrinsic apoptosis. METHODS: Cell viability of CRC cell lines treated with sanguinarine was measured by MTT assay. Apoptotic cells stained with Annexin V and 7-AAD were detected by flow cytometry...
May 21, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783912/utilizing-clinical-pharmacist-specialist-to-manage-hepatitis-c-virus-patients-on-direct-acting-antiviral-therapy
#20
Lena A Mikolas, Kimberly Jacques, Mostaqul Huq, Charles Krasner, Scott E Mambourg
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate outcomes of a clinical pharmacist specialist (CPS)-managed hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment clinic (HCVTC) in treating HCV-infected veterans with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs). METHODS: We established a CPS-managed HCVTC under a collaborative practice agreement with our infectious disease physician (IDP). A total of 132 veterans were treated between November 1, 2014, and November 30, 2015. The CPS engaged in pretreatment screening, drug selection, patient education, medication counseling, drug therapy monitoring, drug utilization review, addressing issues on drug adherence, and routine and posttreatment follow-up of patients to assess sustained virologic response (SVR) after 12 weeks of treatment...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
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