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Uric acid antioxidant

Masaki Naganuma, Yuichiro Inatomi, Makoto Nakajima, Toshiro Yonehara, Yukio Ando
BACKGROUND: Uric acid (UA), an antioxidant with neuroprotective effects, favorably affects stroke outcome. However, the effect has not been examined in patients treated with edaravone, a frequently used free radical scavenger. We investigated whether the use of edaravone affected the relationship between UA levels and outcome in acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 1,114 consecutive ischemic stroke patients with premorbid modified Rankin Scale (mRS) scores <2 admitted within 24 h of onset (mean, 74 years; median UA levels, 333 μmol/L)...
March 20, 2018: Cerebrovascular Diseases
Hossein Babaei, Fahimeh Forouzandeh, Leila Maghsoumi-Norouzabad, Hojat Allah Yousefimanesh, Maryam Ravanbakhsh, Ahmad Zare Javid
AIM: The aim of present study was to evaluate the effects of chicory leaf extract on serum oxidative stress markers, lipid profile, and periodontal status in patients with chronic periodontitis. METHODS: In this double-blind, randomized controlled clinical trial 40 patients with chronic periodontitis were allocated to intervention and control groups. The intervention group received a 1-gram chicory leaf methanolic extract capsule twice daily for 8 weeks. In the control group, participants received a placebo capsule (containing 1 gram wheat flour) twice daily for 8 weeks...
March 20, 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Shi Cheng, Yan Yang, Yong Zhou, Wei Xiang, Hua Yao, Ling Ma
The development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is caused by the steatosis of hepatocytes, which induces oxidative stress (OS). Thus, OS has an important role in the development of NAFLD. In the present study, the L-02 hepatocyte cell line was used to develop a steatosis cell model. The best model was determined using an MTT assay and the triglyceride levels. Model cells were treated with high concentrations of uric acid (UA; 0, 5, 10, 20 and 30 mg/dl) for 24, 48, 72 and 96 h. Indicators of oxidation were then measured, which included total superoxide dismutase (SOD), malonaldehyde (MDA) and reduced glutathione (GSH), and the transcriptional and translational levels of SOD1 and γ-glutamate-cysteine ligase (γ-GCLC) were also determined...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Clara Barneo-Caragol, Eduardo Martínez-Morillo, Susana Rodríguez-González, Paloma Lequerica-Fernández, Ignacio Vega-Naredo, Francisco V Álvarez Menéndez
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia (PE) is considered a specific vascular disease in which endothelial dysfunction may be the crucial factor of its pathogenesis. It has been suggested that strontium (Sr) may play a role in the pathophysiology of PE. Our group established in a previous study the serum levels of Sr in healthy pregnancies, and the main aim of the present study was to evaluate Sr concentrations and oxidative status in preeclamptic women. METHODS: The study population included women with early-onset PE (E-PE, n = 39), late-onset PE (L-PE, n = 67) and serial samples from a subset of preeclamptic women (PE-ss, n = 20)...
May 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
K A Sudharshana Murthy, Ambarisha Bhandiwada, Shivani L Chandan, Surakshith L Gowda, G Sindhusree
Background: Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in India is increasing. In addition to performing physiological role in fetoplacental unit during pregnancy, cytokines also play pathophysiological role if expressed in abnormal amounts or sites. Objective: To estimate Proinflammatory Cytokines TNF-α, IL-6, IL-8 and anti-oxidants Glutathione Peroxidase (GTX), Superoxide dismutase (SOD), uric acid and Bilirubin levels in GDM and correlate with pregnancy outcome...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
F H Cabrera Naranjo, P Saavedra Santana, A González Hernández, O Fabre Pi, M Sosa-Henríquez
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies on uric acid as a biomarker for the prognosis of acute stroke have found conflicting results. METHODS: We collected blood samples from 600 consecutively admitted patients at our tertiary hospital and analysed the relationship between uric acid levels and functional prognosis (measured using the modified Rankin Scale [mRS]). Patients who had received reperfusion therapy were excluded since this may have influenced uric acid levels. RESULTS: A total of 73% of patients had mRS scores ≤2; the mean uric acid level was 5...
March 8, 2018: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
Hernán Gonzalo Villagarcía, María Cecilia Castro, Luisa González Arbelaez, Guillermo Schinella, María Laura Massa, Eduardo Spinedi, Flavio Francini
AIM: Hypothalamic obese rats are characterized by pre-diabetes, dyslipidemia, hyperadiposity, inflammation and, liver dysmetabolism with oxidative stress (OS), among others. We studied endocrine-metabolic dysfunctions and, liver OS and inflammation in both monosodium l-glutamate (MSG)-neonatally damaged and control litter-mate (C) adult male rats, either chronically treated with N-Acetyl-l-Cysteine since weaned (C-NAC and MSG-NAC) or not. METHODOLOGY: We evaluated circulating TBARS, glucose, insulin, triglycerides, uric acid (UA) and, aspartate and alanine amino-transferase; insulin sensitivity markers (HOMA indexes, Liver Index of Insulin Sensitivity -LISI-) were calculated and liver steps of the insulin-signaling pathway were investigated...
March 6, 2018: Life Sciences
L Pan, P F Zhao, X K Ma, Q H Shang, S F Long, Y Wu, W Wang, X S Piao
Broilers were used to determine the protective effects of Forsythia suspensa extract (FSE) against breast muscle oxidative injury induced by corticosterone (CS) mimicking pre-slaughter acute stress. A total of 144 male Arbor Acre broilers was randomly allotted to one of 4 treatments in a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement that included FSE supplementation (0 or 100 mg/kg) and subcutaneous injection of CS (0 or 4 mg/kg) at 3 h before slaughter. Corticosterone increased live BW loss, and the adverse effect was attenuated by FSE in broilers subjected to CS (P < 0...
March 5, 2018: Poultry Science
Habib Mosbah, Hassiba Chahdoura, Jannet Kammoun, Malek Besbes Hlila, Hanen Louati, Saoussen Hammami, Guido Flamini, Lotfi Achour, Boulbaba Selmi
BACKGROUND: α-glucosidase is a therapeutic target for diabetes mellitus (DM) and α-glucosidase inhibitors play a vital role in the treatments for the disease. Furthermore, xanthine oxidase (XO) is a key enzyme that catalyzes hypoxanthine and xanthine to uric acid which at high levels can lead to hyperuricemia which is an important cause of gout. Pancreatic lipase (PL) secreted into the duodenum plays a key role in the digestion and absorption of fats. For its importance in lipid digestion, PL represents an attractive target for obesity prevention...
March 5, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Chistiane Mendes Feitosa
Oxidative stress is a major mechanism underlying the development of various neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer, Parkinson, Huntington and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Excessive formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitrogen (RNSs) can overburden the ability of the enzymatic antioxidant defense mechanisms (superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione reductase) and non-enzymatic (uric acid, ascorbic acid, α-tocopherol and reduced glutathione) causing the development of oxidative stress and consequently impairing the neuronal system cells by means of oxidative damage to a variety of important biological molecules such as lipids, DNA and proteins...
February 28, 2018: Current Clinical Pharmacology
Qibiao Su, Hua Su, Zhihuan Nong, Dongmei Li, Laiyou Wang, Shifeng Chu, Lizhen Liao, Jie Zhao, Xianbiao Zeng, Qikang Ya, Fei He, Wenjie Lu, Baowei Wei, Guining Wei, Naihong Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The objective of this study is to evaluate the hypouricemic and nephroprotective effects of an active fraction from Polyrhachis vicina Roger (AFPR) in potassium oxonate-induced hyperuricemic rats. METHODS: Hyperuricemia was induced by potassium oxonate in male rats. AFPR was orally administered to hyperuricemic rats for 12 consecutive weeks. Serum, liver and kidney samples were collected for effects and mechanism analysis. The levels of serum uric acid (SUA) were measured by the phosphotungstic acid method, xanthine oxidase (XOD) activity in the hepatic and serum samples were measured by ultraviolet spectrophotometry, serum levels of interleukin-1 (IL-1β), interleukin-1 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) were measured by ELISA, the levels of serum creatinine (SCr), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), super oxide dismutase (SOD) and malondialdehyde (MDA) in serum were determined by colorimetric method...
February 22, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Ramazan Giden, Mehmet T Gokdemir, Ozcan Erel, Hasan Buyukaslan, Hamza Karabag
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress may induce brain injury. Thiols are one of the most important antioxidant agents, and thiol/disulphide (SH/SS) homeo stasis is a novel oxidative stress marker. The goal of the study was to investigate the relationship of thiol levels and SH/SS homeostasis with head trauma in pediatric patients. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted in 85 consecutive pediatric patients aged < 18 years with isolated head trauma and 58 age- and gender-matched healthy controls in the Emergency Department (ED)...
January 1, 2018: Clinical Laboratory
Laila Mohamed Fadda, Azza M Mohamed, Hanaa Mahmoud Ali, Hanan Hagar, Manal Aldossari
The alleviative effects of two antioxidants, carnosine (Car) and melatonin (Mel), against titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 -NPs) toxicity-induced oxidative and inflammatory renal damage were examined in rats. Administration of these antioxidants along with TiO2 -NPs effectively reduced serum urea, uric acid, creatinine, glucose, tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-6, C-reactive protein, immunoglobulin G, vascular endothelial growth factor, and nitric oxide, as well as a significant amelioration of the decrease in glutathione levels in renal tissue was observed, compared to those in rats treated with TiO2 -NPs alone...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
Chariklia K Deli, Athanasios Poulios, Kalliopi Georgakouli, Konstantinos Papanikolaou, Alexandros Papoutsis, Maria Selemekou, Vaios T Karathanos, Dimitris Draganidis, Athanasios Tsiokanos, Yiannis Koutedakis, Ioannis G Fatouros, Athanasios Z Jamurtas
The present study investigated the effect of Corinthian currant pre-exercise supplementation on metabolism, performance and blood redox status during, and after prolonged exercise. Eleven healthy participants (21-45y) performed a 90-min constant-intensity (60-70% VO2max ) submaximal-trial, plus a time-trial (TT) to exhaustion (95% VO2max ) after consuming an isocaloric (1.5g CHO/kg BM) amount of randomly assigned Corinthian currant or glucose-drink, or water (control). Blood was drawn at baseline, pre-exercise, 30min, 60min, 90min of submaximal-trial, post-TT, and 1h post-TT...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
V Mojto, A Gvozdjakova, J Kucharska, Z Rausova, O Vancova, J Valuch
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to observe the influence of 11-days complete water fasting (WF) and regeneration diet (RD) on renal function, body weight, blood pressure and oxidative stress. BACKGROUND: Therapeutic WF is considered a healing method. METHODS: Ten volunteers drank only water for 11 days, followed by RD for the next 11 days. Data on body weight, blood pressure, kidney functions, antioxidants, lipid peroxidation, cholesterols, triacylglycerols and selected biochemical parameters were obtained...
2018: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
W X Li, Y Q Chen, L H Zhao, Q G Ma, J Y Zhang, C Ji
Over supplementation of copper (Cu) in animal diets may cause serious pollution in soil, water and harvested crops. To minimize the potential pollution, the effects of corn-soybean basal diet with or without supplementation of 8 mg Cu/kg on laying performance, plasma biochemical metabolic indices, and antioxidant status in laying hens were evaluated under normal and cyclic high temperatures. A total of 240 Hy-Line Brown laying hens were randomly allotted to 4 treatments with 6 replicates of 10 hens per replicate according to factorial design involved in 2 temperatures [normal temperature (NT) vs...
February 14, 2018: Poultry Science
Jerine Peter Simon, Udhaya Lavinya Baskaran, Kadar Basha Shallauddin, Giridharan Ramalingam, Sabina Evan Prince
The aim of our study is to investigate the protective effect of Spirulina fusiformis against streptozotocin-induced diabetes in Wistar albino rats. Rats were divided into five groups: group I was normal control, group II was diabetic control (50 mg/kg b.w. of streptozotocin, i.p.), group III was Spirulina fusiformis (400 mg/kg b.w., p.o.) treated diabetic rats; group IV was Glibenclamide (0. 6 mg/kg b.w., p.o.) treated diabetic rats and group V was treated with Spirulina fusiformis (400 mg/kg b.w., p.o.) alone...
February 2018: 3 Biotech
Kathryn Mullan, Chris R Cardwell, Bernadette McGuinness, Jayne V Woodside, Gareth J McKay
Serum antioxidants may afford neuroprotection against Alzheimer's disease (AD) via correction of the pro-oxidative imbalance but findings reported have been inconsistent. We compared the pooled mean difference in serum levels of ten dietary antioxidants between patients with AD and cognitively intact controls from 52 studies in meta-analyses using random-effects models. Patients with AD had significantly lower plasma levels of α-carotene, β-carotene, lycopene, lutein, vitamin A, C, and E, and uric acid. No significant difference was observed for plasma levels of β-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Daniela Gradinaru, Husseina Khaddour, Denisa Margina, Anca Ungurianu, Claudia Borsa, Cristina Ionescu, Gabriel-Ioan Prada, Joshua Usher, Yahya Elshimali
Insulin and leptin have an overlapping anorexigenic action as well as opposite effects on glucose and lipid metabolism. The study focuses on the biochemical and clinical relevance of new indices of insulin-leptin axis utilized in the study of the relationships between leptinemia, insulin sensitivity and oxidative stress, in elderly subjects with metabolic syndrome. We conducted clinical studies on elderly people with metabolic syndrome versus control subjects by creating new insulin-adipogenic indices, namely Insulin-to-Leptin Ratio (ILR) and Insulin-Adipogenic Resistance index (IAR-index)...
February 8, 2018: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
Tommaso Schirinzi, Gessica Vasco, Ginevra Zanni, Sara Petrillo, Fiorella Piemonte, Enrico Castelli, Enrico Silvio Bertini
Serum uric acid (UA) is a circulating antioxidant whose levels are typically lower in patients with idiopathic neurodegenerative diseases than healthy controls, reflecting a higher oxidative stress. Here we provided the first assessment of serum UA in Friedreich Ataxia (FRDA), an inherited neurodegenerative disorder, aimed at exploring novel disease biomarkers. Serum UA was measured in 19 FRDA patients and compared to 26 healthy controls (CTL). Multivariate analysis was conducted to eliminate main confounding factors (age, gender and BMI)...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Biochemistry
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