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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335416/supplementation-with-phycocyanobilin-citrulline-taurine-and-supranutritional-doses-of-folic-acid-and-biotin-potential-for-preventing-or-slowing-the-progression-of-diabetic-complications
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Mark F McCarty
Oxidative stress, the resulting uncoupling of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), and loss of nitric oxide (NO) bioactivity, are key mediators of the vascular and microvascular complications of diabetes. Much of this oxidative stress arises from up-regulated nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase activity. Phycocyanobilin (PhyCB), the light-harvesting chromophore in edible cyanobacteria such as spirulina, is a biliverdin derivative that shares the ability of free bilirubin to inhibit certain isoforms of NADPH oxidase...
March 14, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325558/l-citrulline-ameliorates-cerebral-blood-flow-during-cortical-spreading-depression-in-rats-involvement-of-nitric-oxide-and-prostanoids-mediated-pathway
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Yuki Kurauchi, Koichi Mokudai, Asami Mori, Kenji Sakamoto, Tsutomu Nakahara, Masahiko Morita, Ayako Kamimura, Kunio Ishii
l-Citrulline is a potent precursor of l-arginine, and exerts beneficial effect on cardiovascular system via nitric oxide (NO) production. Migraine is one of the most popular neurovascular disorder, and imbalance of cerebral blood flow (CBF) observed in cortical spreading depression (CSD) contributes to the mechanism of migraine aura. Here, we investigated the effect of l-citrulline on cardiovascular changes to KCl-induced CSD. in rats. Intravenous injection of l-citrulline prevented the decrease in CBF, monitored by laser Doppler flowmetry, without affecting mean arterial pressure and heart rate during CSD...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315470/the-nitric-oxide-synthase-2-pathway-is-targeted-by-both-pro-and-anti-inflammatory-treatments-in-the-immature-human-intestine
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Emanuela Ferretti, Eric Tremblay, Marie-Pier Thibault, David Grynspan, Karolina M Burghardt, Marcos Bettolli, Corentin Babakissa, Emile Levy, Jean-François Beaulieu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: NO synthase 2 (NOS2) was recently identified as one the most overexpressed genes in intestinal samples of premature infants with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). NOS2 is widely implicated in the processes of epithelial cell injury/apoptosis and host immune defense but its specific role in inflammation of the immature human intestinal mucosa remains unclear. Interestingly, factors that prevent NEC such as epidermal growth factor (EGF) attenuate the inflammatory response in the mid-gestation human small intestine using serum-free organ culture while drugs that are associated with NEC occurrence such as the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, indomethacin (INDO), exert multiple detrimental effects on the immature human intestine...
March 14, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315310/combined-l-citrulline-and-glutathione-administration-prevents-neuronal-cell-death-following-transient-brain-ischemia
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Kazuya Matsuo, Yasushi Yabuki, Kohji Fukunaga
We previously reported that oral L-citrulline (L-Cit) administration antagonizes neuronal cell death in hippocampus following transient brain ischemia and that oral glutathione (GSH) administration prevents neuronal death through antioxidant activity. Here, we tested potential synergy of combined L-Cit and GSH administration in protection against neuronal death following cerebral ischemia. One day after a 20-min bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAO), mice were orally administered L-Cit or GSH alone (at 40 or 100 mg/kg p...
March 14, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274276/treatment-with-l-citrulline-in-patients-with-post-polio-syndrome-study-protocol-for-a-single-center-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-blind-trial
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Simone Schmidt, Vanya Gocheva, Thomas Zumbrunn, Daniela Rubino-Nacht, Ulrike Bonati, Dirk Fischer, Patricia Hafner
BACKGROUND: Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that affects polio survivors years after recovery from an initial acute infection by the Poliomyelitis virus. Most often, patients who suffered from polio start to experience gradual new weakening in muscles, a gradual decrease in the size of muscles (muscle atrophy) and fatigue years after the acute illness. L-citrulline is known to change muscular metabolism synthesis by raising nitric oxide (NO) levels and increasing protein synthesis...
March 9, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238850/further-studies-of-the-effects-of-aging-on-arginine-metabolites-in-the-rat-vestibular-nucleus-and-cerebellum
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P Liu, N Gupta, Y Jing, N D Collie, H Zhang, P F Smith
Some studies have demonstrated that aging is associated with impaired vestibular reflexes, especially otolithic reflexes, resulting in postural instability. However, the neurochemical basis of these age-related changes is still poorly understood. The l-arginine metabolic system has been implicated in changes in the brain associated with aging. In the current study, we examined the levels of l-arginine and its metabolizing enzymes and downstream metabolites in the vestibular nucleus complex (VNC) and cerebellum (CE) of rats with and without behavioral testing which were young (4months old), middle-aged (12months old) or aged (24months old)...
February 24, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223686/metabolic-profiling-of-presymptomatic-huntington-s-disease-sheep-reveals-novel-biomarkers
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Debra J Skene, Benita Middleton, Cara K Fraser, Jeroen L A Pennings, Timothy R Kuchel, Skye R Rudiger, C Simon Bawden, A Jennifer Morton
The pronounced cachexia (unexplained wasting) seen in Huntington's disease (HD) patients suggests that metabolic dysregulation plays a role in HD pathogenesis, although evidence of metabolic abnormalities in HD patients is inconsistent. We performed metabolic profiling of plasma from presymptomatic HD transgenic and control sheep. Metabolites were quantified in sequential plasma samples taken over a 25 h period using a targeted LC/MS metabolomics approach. Significant changes with respect to genotype were observed in 89/130 identified metabolites, including sphingolipids, biogenic amines, amino acids and urea...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188129/enhancement-of-fracture-healing-in-the-rat-modulated-by-compounds-that-stimulate-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-acceleration-of-fracture-healing-via-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase
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R A Rajfer, A Kilic, A S Neviaser, L M Schulte, S M Hlaing, J Landeros, M G Ferrini, E Ebramzadeh, S-H Park
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the effects on fracture healing of two up-regulators of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in a rat model of an open femoral osteotomy: tadalafil, a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, and the recently reported nutraceutical, COMB-4 (consisting of L-citrulline, Paullinia cupana, ginger and muira puama), given orally for either 14 or 42 days. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Unilateral femoral osteotomies were created in 58 male rats and fixed with an intramedullary compression nail...
February 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178400/levels-of-l-arginine-and-l-citrulline-in-patients-with-erectile-dysfunction-of-different-etiology
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A Barassi, M M Corsi Romanelli, R Pezzilli, C A L Damele, L Vaccalluzzo, G Goi, N Papini, G M Colpi, L Massaccesi, G V Melzi d'Eril
Nitric oxide is a physiologic signal essential to penile erection. l-citrulline (l-Cit) is converted into l-arginine (l-Arg), the precursor from which nitric oxide is generated. The level of l-Arg and l-Cit in the field of male sexual function remains relatively underexplored. The aim of the study was to evaluate the level of serum l-Arg and of l-Cit in a group of patients with erectile dysfunction. Diagnosis and severity of erectile dysfunction was based on the IIEF-5 and its etiology was classified as arteriogenic (A-ED), borderline (BL-ED), and non-arteriogenic (NA-ED) with penile echo-color-Doppler in basal condition and after intracaversous injection of prostaglandin E1...
March 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169465/correlation-between-plasma-levels-of-arginine-and-citrulline-in-preterm-and-full-term-neonates-therapeutical-implications
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Mike T Contreras, Maria J Gallardo, Luis R Betancourt, Pedro V Rada, Gerardo A Ceballos, Luis E Hernandez, Luis F Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Preterm neonates exhibit several deficiencies that endanger their lives. Understanding those disturbances will provide tools for the management of preterm neonates. The present work focuses on arginine and citrulline which has been flagged among the biochemical landmarks of prematurity. METHODS: We examined blood samples of preterm newborns as compared with mature neonates to determine the levels of arginine and citrulline by capillary zone electrophoresis with laser induced fluorescence detection (CZE-LIFD)...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114584/bh4-mediated-enhancement-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-activity-reduces-hyperoxia-induced-endothelial-damage-and-preserves-vascular-integrity-in-the-neonate
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Kevin S Edgar, Orla M Galvin, Anthony Collins, Zvonimir S Katusic, Denise M McDonald
Purpose: Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS)-derived nitric oxide (NO) has important vasoprotective functions that are compromised in the vasodegenerative phase of retinopathy of prematurity, owing to hyperoxia-induced depletion of the essential NOS cofactor BH4. Because modulating eNOS function can be beneficial or detrimental, our aim was to investigate the effect of BH4 supplementation on eNOS function and vascular regression in hyperoxia. Methods: Endothelial-specific eNOS-green fluorescent protein (GFP) overexpressing mice at postnatal day 7 (P7) were exposed to hyperoxia for 48 hours in the presence or absence of supplemental BH4, achieved by administration of sepiapterin, a stable BH4 precursor...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939527/nitric-oxide-production-by-peritoneal-macrophages-from-aged-rats-a-short-term-and-direct-modulation-by-citrulline
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Charlotte Breuillard, Emmanuel Curis, Servane Le Plénier, Luc Cynober, Christophe Moinard
Citrulline has anti-inflammatory properties and exerts beneficial effects on various impaired functions in aging. However, there are few data on citrulline action on immune function in aged populations. The objective of the study was to evaluate citrulline ability, after in vivo and in vitro administration, to modulate macrophage functions in aged rats and the possible pathways involved. Twenty-one-month-old Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 27) received a citrulline supplementation at 5 g/kg/d for 5 days, or an isonitrogenous diet, and peritoneal macrophages were cultured with or without LPS...
February 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923948/decreased-rate-of-plasma-arginine-appearance-in-murine-malaria-may-explain-hypoargininemia-in-children-with-cerebral-malaria
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Matthew S Alkaitis, Honghui Wang, Allison K Ikeda, Carol A Rowley, Ian J C MacCormick, Jessica H Chertow, Oliver Billker, Anthony F Suffredini, David J Roberts, Terrie E Taylor, Karl B Seydel, Hans C Ackerman
BACKGROUND:  Plasmodium infection depletes arginine, the substrate for nitric oxide synthesis, and impairs endothelium-dependent vasodilation. Increased conversion of arginine to ornithine by parasites or host arginase is a proposed mechanism of arginine depletion. METHODS:  We used high-performance liquid chromatography to measure plasma arginine, ornithine, and citrulline levels in Malawian children with cerebral malaria and in mice infected with Plasmodium berghei ANKA with or without the arginase gene...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922857/comprehensive-assessment-of-the-arginine-pathway-and-its-relationship-to-inflammation-in-hiv
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Sahera Dirajlal-Fargo, Khurshid Alam, Abdus Sattar, Manjusha Kulkarni, Nicholas Funderburg, Wai Hong Wilson, Grace A McComsey
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide helps maintain vascular function and is generated through the oxidation of arginine. Whether altered arginine metabolism may lead to elevated levels of inflammation in HIV is unclear. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of HIV-infected adults on stable antiretroviral therapy with HIV-1 RNA less than 50 copies/ml and HIV-uninfected controls. We measured biomarkers in the arginine pathway, markers of systemic inflammation, and monocyte activation...
February 20, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830380/recovery-of-pan-genotypic-and-genotype-specific-amino-acid-alterations-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-after-viral-clearance-transition-at-the-crossroad-of-metabolism-and-immunity
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Ming-Ling Chang, Mei-Ling Cheng, Su-Wei Chang, Hsiang-Yu Tang, Cheng-Tang Chiu, Chau-Ting Yeh, Ming-Shi Shiao
Recovery of amino acid (AA) metabolism and the associated clinical implications in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients with sustained virological response (SVR) following anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy remains elusive. A prospective cohort study was conducted on 222 CHC patients with SVR. Eighty-two age-matched male genotype 1 (G1) and G2 patients underwent paired serum metabolomics analyses with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry to examine AAs before and 24 weeks after anti-HCV therapy. Before anti-HCV therapy, G1 patients had a higher HCV RNA level than G2 patients...
February 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770189/identification-of-urinary-metabolites-with-potential-blood-pressure-lowering-effects-in-lentil-fed-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Matthew Hanson, Peter Zahradka, Carla G Taylor, Michel Aliani
PURPOSE: Urine samples were obtained from a previously completed study that showed lentil consumption attenuates the increase in blood pressure that occurs over time in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). The objective of the present study was to compare the metabolite profile of the urine samples from control and lentil-fed SHR in relation to the compounds present in lentils but not in other pulses. METHODS: The urine samples were from 17-week-old, male SHR fed semi-purified diet prepared with powder (30 %, w/w) from cooked whole pulses or a pulse-free control diet (n = 8/group) for 4 weeks...
October 21, 2016: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754236/os-34-03-the-association-of-tetrahydrobiopterin-with-a-marker-of-nitric-oxide-production-in-a-black-and-white-population-the-sabpa-study
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Hugo Huisman, Aletta Schutte, Johannes Van Rooyen, Carla Fourie, Ruan Kruger, Wayne Smith, Leandi Lammertyn, Leone Malan, Shani Botha, Carina Mels
OBJECTIVE: Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) is a cofactor for nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and may be a critical agent in endothelial function by improving nitric oxide (NO) mediated effects. It is reported that the NO synthesis capacity seems favourable in blacks despite their adverse cardiovascular profile. We therefore compared the concentrations of BH4, as well as blood pressure (BP) and arterial stiffness between black and white teachers. Furthermore, we tested the associations of BH4 with a product and inhibitor of NO synthesis, namely L-citrulline, and symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) respectively, in both ethnic groups...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749691/influence-of-l-citrulline-and-watermelon-supplementation-on-vascular-function-and-exercise-performance
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Arturo Figueroa, Alexei Wong, Salvador J Jaime, Joaquin U Gonzales
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: L-Citrulline, either synthetic or in watermelon, may improve vascular function through increased L-arginine bioavailability and nitric oxide synthesis. This article analyses potential vascular benefits of L-citrulline and watermelon supplementation at rest and during exercise. RECENT FINDINGS: There is clear evidence that acute L-citrulline ingestion increases plasma L-arginine, the substrate for endothelial nitric oxide synthesis. However, the subsequent acute improvement in nitric oxide production and mediated vasodilation is inconsistent, which likely explains the inability of acute L-citrulline or watermelon to improve exercise tolerance...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706647/molecular-cloning-and-expression-pattern-of-oriental-river-prawn-macrobrachium-nipponense-nitric-oxide-synthase
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N M A Rahman, H T Fu, S M Sun, H Qiao, S Jin, H K Bai, W Y Zhang, G X Liang, Y S Gong, Y W Xiong, Y Wu
Nitric oxide synthase (NOS) produces nitric oxide (NO) by catalyzing the conversion of l-arginine to l-citrulline, with the concomitant oxidation of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate. Recently, various studies have verified the importance of NOS invertebrates and invertebrates. However, the NOS gene family in the oriental river prawn Macrobrachium nipponense is poorly understood. In this study, we cloned the full-length NOS complementary DNA from M. nipponense (MnNOS) and characterized its expression pattern in different tissues and at different developmental stages...
August 29, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648629/the-assessment-of-short-term-effect-of-l-citrulline-on-endothelial-function-via-fmd-to-nmd-ratio-in-known-cad-patients-a-randomized-cross-over-clinical-trial-clinical-trial-number-nct02638727
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Morteza Safi, Mohammad Parsa Mahjoob, Saeed Nateghi, Isa Khaheshi, Mohammad Ali Akbarzadeh, Mohammadreza Naderian
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have confirmed the essential and paramount role of the L-Citrulline on the nitric oxide regulation and the endothelial function improvement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-over clinical trial, thirty patients, diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD) and flow mediated dilation to nitroglycerin dependent vasodilation (FMD/NMD) ratio less than 1, were included. The patients were randomly divided into two groups of 15 patients and underwent treatment by L-Citrulline or placebo for 15 days, in 2 step protocol...
March 1, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
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