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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821392/schisandra-chinensis-extract-decreases-chloroacetaldehyde-production-in-rats-and-attenuates-cyclophosphamide-toxicity-in-liver-kidney-and-brain
#1
Jianxiu Zhai, Feng Zhang, Shouhong Gao, Li Chen, Ge Feng, Jun Yin, Wansheng Chen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill (S. chinensis) has been used for thousands years in China, and is usually applied in treatment of urinary tract disorders and liver injury. S. chinensis extract (SCE) has board protective effects on liver, kidney and nervous system. Schisandra lignans are generally considered as the bioactive components of SCE. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the pharmacokinetic herb-drug interactions (HDIs) between SCE and cyclophosphamide (CTX)...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759942/11-keto-%C3%AE-boswellic-acid-inhibits-lymphocyte-cd3-infiltration-into-pancreatic-islets-of-young-none-obese-diabetic-nod-mice
#2
Ahmed M Shehata, Leticia Quintanilla-Fend, Sabrina Bettio, Zahra Kamyabi-Moghaddam, Ursula A Kohlhofer, Werner A Scherbaum, Hermann P T Ammon
11-Keto-β-Boswellic acid (KBA) has been shown to prevent infiltration of lymphocytes into pancreatic islets and appearance of peri-insular apoptotic cells in an animal model of autoimmune diabetes caused by injection of Multiple Low Doses of Streptozotocin (MLD-STZ), which is a chemical compound belonging to the class of nitrososureas. The aim of this work was to study whether or not KBA can also prevent/attenuate infiltration of lymphocytes into pancreatic islets and appearance of peri-insular apoptotic cells in an animal model of autoimmune diabetes caused by genetic dysfunction resembling human type 1 diabetes in several important features...
July 31, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749817/prednisolone-and-prednisone-pharmacokinetics-in-pediatric-renal-transplant-recipients-a-prospective-study
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Ragnhild Heier Skauby, Anna Bjerre, Ingjerd Sæves, Nils Tore Vethe, Sara Bremer, Anja Svarstad, Stein Bergan
BACKGROUND: Prednisolone is a standard component of immunosuppressive protocols in renal transplantation (Tx) and despite standardized treatment regimens, adverse side effects are still frequent. The aim of this study was to characterize the pharmacokinetics of prednisolone and prednisone in pediatric renal transplant recipients in the first 52 weeks post Tx, to describe the relationship between prednisolone and prednisone, and to investigate a possible relationship between the development of new onset diabetes after Tx (NODAT) and glucocorticoid exposure...
July 26, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749671/antifungal-and-cytotoxic-%C3%AE-resorcylic-acid-lactones-from-a-paecilomyces-species
#4
Liangxiong Xu, Ping Wu, Jinghua Xue, Istvan Molnar, Xiaoyi Wei
Eight new β-resorcylic acid lactones (RALs), including the hypothemycin-type compounds paecilomycins N-P (1-3) and the radicicol-type metabolites dechloropochonin I (4), monocillins VI (5) and VII (6), 4'-hydroxymonocillin IV (7), and 4'-methoxymonocillin IV (8), along with nine known RALs (9-17), were isolated from the cultures of Paecilomyces sp. SC0924. Compounds 1 and 2 feature a novel 6/11/5 ring system, and 3 is the first 5'-keto RAL. The structures of 1-8 were elucidated on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analysis, X-ray diffraction analysis, and theoretical calculations of ECD spectra...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745686/-effects-of-keto-amino-acids-and-a-low-protein-diet-on-the-nutritional-status-of-patients-with-stages-3b-4-chronic-kidney-disease
#5
S Yu Milovanova, Yu S Milovanov, M V Taranova, I A Dobrosmyslov
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of keto/amino acids in maintaining protein balance and preventing mineral metabolic disturbances and the development of uremic hyperparathyroidism in the long-term use of a low-protein diet (LPD) in patients with Stages 3B-4 chronic kidney disease (CKD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Ninety patients with CKD caused by chronic latent glomerulonephritis in 65 patients and chronic tubulointerstitial nephritis of various etiologies (gout, drug-induced, and infection) in 25 were examined...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738439/terpenoids-from-the-oleo-gum-resin-of-boswellia-serrata-and-their-antiplasmodial-effects-in-vitro
#6
Hippolyt L Greve, Marcel Kaiser, Reto Brun, Thomas J Schmidt
In the course of our ongoing search for new natural products as leads against protozoal diseases, the dichloromethane extract of Indian frankincense, the oleo-gum-resin obtained from Boswellia serrata, showed in vitro activity against Plasmodium falciparum. Bioactivity-guided fractionation led to the isolation of eight diterpenes: (1S,3E,7E,11R)-verticilla-3,7,12(18)-triene (1), cembrene A (2), serratol (3), 1S,3E,7R,8R,11E-7,8-epoxy-cembra-3,11-dien-1-ol (4), incensole oxide (5), rel (1S,3R,7E,11S,12R)-1,12-epoxy-4-methylenecembr-7-ene-3, 11-diol (6), isoincensole oxide (7), and isodecaryiol (8)...
July 24, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699682/2-3-7-8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin-promotes-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-through-activation-of-ep3-p38mapk-bcl-2-pathway
#7
Yu Yu, Qian Liu, Shumin Guo, Qianqian Zhang, Juan Tang, Guizhu Liu, Deping Kong, Juanjuan Li, Shuai Yan, Ruiguo Wang, Peilong Wang, Xiaoou Su, Ying Yu
Endothelial injury or dysfunction is an early event in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Epidemiological and animal studies have shown that 2, 3, 7, 8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) exposure increases morbidity and mortality from chronic cardiovascular diseases, including atherosclerosis. However, whether or how TCDD exposure causes endothelial injury or dysfunction remains largely unknown. Cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were exposed to different doses of TCDD, and cell apoptosis was examined...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682478/water-bridged-h-bonding-network-contributes-to-the-catalysis-of-a-sam-dependent-c-methyltransferase-hcgc
#8
Liping Bai, Tristan Wagner, Tao Xu, Xile Hu, Ulrich Ermler, Seigo Shima
[Fe]-hydrogenase contains the iron-guanylylpyridinol (FeGP) cofactor 1. The FeGP cofactor contains a pyridinol ring substituted by GMP, two methyl and an acylmethyl groups. HcgC, an enzyme of FeGP biosynthesis, catalyzes the methyl transfer from S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) to C3 of 6-carboxymethyl-5-methyl-4-hydroxy-2-pyridinol 2. Here, we report on the ternary structure of HcgC-S-adenosylhomocysteine (SAH, the demethylated product of SAM) and 2 at 1.7 Å resolution. The proximity of C3 of 2 and S of SAH indicates a catalytically productive geometry...
July 6, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664658/effects-of-aspirin-dose-escalation-on-platelet-function-and-urinary-thromboxane-and-prostacyclin-levels-in-normal-dogs
#9
N McLewee, T Archer, R Wills, A Mackin, J Thomason
Established "low" aspirin dosages inconsistently inhibit platelet function in dogs. Higher aspirin dosages consistently inhibit platelet function, but are associated with adverse effects. The objectives of this study were to use an escalation in dosage to determine the lowest aspirin dosage that consistently inhibited platelet function without inhibiting prostacyclin synthesis. Eight dogs were treated with five aspirin dosages: 0.5 mg/kg q24h, 1 mg/kg q24h, 2 mg/kg q24h, 4 mg/kg q24h and 10 mg/kg q12h for 7 days...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651911/conformational-studies-of-gram-negative-bacterial-quorum-sensing-3-oxo-n-acyl-homoserine-lactone-molecules
#10
Darren Crowe, Alan Nicholson, Adrienne Fleming, Ed Carey, Goar Sánchez-Sanz, Fintan Kelleher
In their (1)H NMR spectra in CDCl3 3-oxo-N-acyl homoserine lactones (OHLs) show significant downfield chemical shifts of the amide NH proton when compared to the parent N-acyl homoserine lactones (AHLs). NMR spectroscopic and DFT calculation studies have shown that this is most likely due to the presence of a stabilising intramolecular H-bond from the NH to the 3-oxo group. The (1)H NMR spectra also show evidence for the enol tautomers and that the amount of enol present for a range of OHLs is 4.1-4.5% in CDCl3 and 6...
August 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646078/stereospecific-metabolism-of-r-and-s-warfarin-by-human-hepatic-cytosolic-reductases
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Dustyn A Barnette, Bryce P Johnson, Dakota L Pouncey, Robert Nshimiyimana, Linda P Desrochers, Thomas E Goodwin, Grover P Miller
Coumadin (rac-warfarin) is the most commonly used anticoagulant in the world; however, its clinical use is often challenging because of its narrow therapeutic range and interindividual variations in response. A critical contributor to the uncertainty is variability in warfarin metabolism, which includes mostly oxidative but also reductive pathways. Reduction of each warfarin enantiomer yields two warfarin alcohol isomers, and the corresponding four alcohols retain varying levels of anticoagulant activity. Studies on the kinetics of warfarin reduction have often lacked resolution of parent-drug enantiomers and have suffered from coelution of pairs of alcohol metabolites; thus, those studies have not established the importance of individual stereospecific reductive pathways...
September 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633109/endothelial-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-and-arterial-neointima-formation-associated-with-acid-sphingomyelinase-during-hypercholesterolemia
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Saisudha Koka, Min Xia, Yang Chen, Owais M Bhat, Xinxu Yuan, Krishna M Boini, Pin-Lan Li
The NLRP3 inflammasome has been reported to be activated by atherogenic factors, whereby endothelial injury and consequent atherosclerotic lesions are triggered in the arterial wall. However, the mechanisms activating and regulating NLRP3 inflammasomes remain poorly understood. The present study tested whether acid sphingomyelinase (ASM) and ceramide associated membrane raft (MR) signaling platforms contribute to the activation of NLRP3 inflammasomes and atherosclerotic lesions during hypercholesterolemia. We found that 7-ketocholesterol (7-Keto) or cholesterol crystal (ChC) markedly increased the formation and activation of NLRP3 inflammasomes in mouse carotid arterial endothelial cells (CAECs), as shown by increased colocalization of NLRP3 with ASC or caspase-1, enhanced caspase-1 activity and elevated IL-1β levels, which were markedly attenuated by mouse Asm siRNA, ASM inhibitor- amitriptyline, and deletion of mouse Asm gene...
June 15, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631488/synthesis-of-6-7-dideoxysqualestatin-h5-by-carbonyl-ylide-cycloaddition-rearrangement-and-cross-electrophile-coupling
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Younes Fegheh-Hassanpour, Tanzeel Arif, Herman O Sintim, Hamad H Al Mamari, David M Hodgson
An asymmetric synthesis of (-)-6,7-dideoxysqualestatin H5 is reported. Key features of the synthesis include the following: (1) highly diastereoselective n-alkylation of a tartrate acetonide enolate and subsequent oxidation-hydrolysis to provide an asymmetric entry to a β-hydroxy-α-ketoester motif; (2) facilitation of Rh(II)-catalyzed cyclic carbonyl ylide formation-cycloaddition by co-generation of keto and diazo functionality through ozonolysis of an unsaturated hydrazone; and (3) stereoretentive Ni-catalyzed Csp(3)-Csp(2) cross-electrophile coupling between tricarboxylate core and unsaturated side chain to complete the natural product...
June 20, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625001/nanostructured-sba-15-host-applied-in-ketorolac-tromethamine-release-system
#14
Jorgelina Cussa, Juliana M Juárez, Marcos B Gómez Costa, Oscar A Anunziata
The ordered mesoporous silica SBA-15 has been applied in studies of ketorolac tromethamine adsorption and release. The SBA-15 materials with hexagonal and regular structure were obtained using a triblock copolymer Pluronic P123 as a template and TEOS as a silica source. Ketorolac tromethamine was adsorbed into SBA-15 silica nanochannels using ethanol as solvent. The physicochemical and textural properties of SBA-15 and ketorolac tromethamine/SBA-15 were characterized by X-ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, transmission electron microscopy, fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and BET surface studies...
August 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615924/comparison-of-the-frequency-of-use-of-a-pupil-expansion-device-with-and-without-an-intracameral-phenylephrine-and-ketorolac-injection-1-0-3-at-the-time-of-routine-cataract-surgery
#15
Frank A Bucci, Breanne Michalek, Angel T Fluet
PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to evaluate whether a phenylephrine and ketorolac injection 1%/0.3% (phenyl/keto injection) (Omidria(®)) prior to capsulotomy decreases the need for the Malyugin Ring(®) to manage small pupils. SETTING: Bucci Laser Vision Institute, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of cataract surgeries performed by a single surgeon at a single center. METHODS: A historical control group of 1,004 consecutive cases (December 2013 to February 2015) did not receive a phenyl/keto intracameral injection prior to capsulotomy and were compared with 915 consecutive cases in the treatment group (June 2015 to April 2016) for the rate of use of the Malyugin Ring...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593141/glycosyl-chains-and-25-hydroxycholesterol-contribute-to-the-intracellular-transport-of-amyloid-beta-a%C3%AE-42-in-jurkat-t-cells
#16
Neha Sharma, KeangOK Baek, Huong T T Phan, Naofumi Shimokawa, Masahiro Takagi
Amyloid beta (Aβ) is a peptide responsible for the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Misfolding and accumulation of endogenous Aβ can lead to neural cell apoptosis through endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Added exogenous Aβ can also result in ER stress, leading to neurotoxicity and apoptosis, which is identical to that caused by the endogenous peptide. We have speculated that the endocytic transport of Aβ causes ER stress and have previously shown that the oxysterol, in particular, 7-ketocholesterol (7-keto) induces more surface interaction between Aβ-42 and Jurkat cells than cholesterol...
June 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558210/excited-state-dynamics-of-2-2-hydroxyphenyl-benzothiazole-ultrafast-proton-transfer-and-internal-conversion
#17
Shiela Pijeau, Donneille Foster, Edward G Hohenstein
One of the most widely studied model systems for excited-state proton transfer (ESPT) is the 2-(2'-hydroxyphenyl)benzothiazole (HBT) molecule. This compound undergoes ultrafast ESPT followed by internal conversion to return to the ground state. In the present work, we simulate the nonadiabatic photochemistry of HBT using ab initio multiple spawning (AIMS) nuclear dynamics and a complete active space configuration interaction (CASCI) method in conjunction with wave function-in-DFT embedding to obtain ground- and excited-state potential surfaces on-the-fly...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544633/extraction-and-purification-of-five-terpenoids-from-olibanum-by-ultrahigh-pressure-technique-and-high-speed-countercurrent-chromatography
#18
Jinqian Yu, Hongwei Zhao, Daijie Wang, Xiangyun Song, Lei Zhao, Xiao Wang
Five terpenoids, including two new ones, 3,7-dioxo-tirucalla-8,24-dien-21-oic acid (2) and 3α-acetoxyl-7-oxo-tirucalla-8,24-dien-21-oic acid (3), and three known ones, boscartol A (1), 11-keto-β-boswellic acid (4), and acetyl-11-keto-boswellic acid (5), have been extracted by the ultrapressure extraction and purified by pH-zone-refining countercurrent chromatography and high-speed countercurrent chromatography from olibanum. For ultrapressure extraction, the optimal condition including 200 MPa of extraction pressure, ethyl acetate of extraction solvent, 1:20 (g/mL) of solid/liquid ratio, and 2 min of extraction time were obtained...
July 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511808/astaxanthin-from-shrimp-efficiently-modulates-oxidative-stress-and-allied-cell-death-progression-in-mcf-7-cells-treated-synergistically-with-%C3%AE-carotene-and-lutein-from-greens
#19
Poorigali Raghavendra-Rao Sowmya, Bangalore Prabhashankar Arathi, Kariyappa Vijay, Vallikannan Baskaran, Rangaswamy Lakshminarayana
This study investigated the synergistic efficacy of keto-carotenoid astaxanthin (AST, from shrimp) plus hydrocarbon (β-carotene, BC) and hydroxyl (lutein, L) carotenoids (from greens) on molecular events in MCF-7 cells. MCF-7 cells were treated with either of carotenoid (20 μM, AST or BC or L) separately or the mixture of them (an equimolar concentration of carotenoids mixture, CM) or saponified carotenoid extract from shrimp (SSCE) for 48 h and analyzed cellular uptake, cytotoxicity, and apoptosis. The IC50 and combination-index values of AST co-treatment with a lower concentration of BC and L (5 μM) exhibited enhanced cytotoxicity and oxidative stress as compared with individual carotenoids or SSCE...
May 13, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474360/anchimeric-assisted-spontaneous-hydrolysis-of-cyanohydrins-under-ambient-conditions-implications-for-cyanide-initiated-selective-transformations
#20
Jayasudhan Reddy Yerabolu, Charles L Liotta, Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy
Nitrile/cyanide hydrolysis is of importance from the perspective of organic chemistry, especially, prebiotic chemistry. Herein we report that cyanohydrins, generated by the reaction of cyanide with β-keto acids and γ-keto-alcohols, spontaneously hydrolyze under ambient conditions (aqueous medium, RT, and a range of pH). The spontaneous hydrolysis is affected by an intramolecular proton transfer and an intramolecular 5-exo-dig attack, but with a twist. In the case of β-keto acids, the hydrolysis is mediated by the neighboring carboxylic acid group only at pH values less than 7, whereas in the case of γ-keto-alcohols the hydrolysis is mediated by the neighboring hydroxyl group only at pH values greater than 7...
May 4, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
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