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George Awuku Asare, Sabina Ekua Andam, Henry Asare-Anane, Seth Ammanquah, Yvonne Anang-Quartey, Daniel K Afriyie, Iddis Musah
Background: Oxidative stress and antioxidants have been implicated in many diseases including prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Lipid peroxidation contributes to oxidative stress. However, new and emerging antioxidants such as paraoxonase 1 (PON1) and arylesterase (ARE) associated with lipoprotein peroxidation have not been examined in BPH patients. PON1 and ARE, a high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol-bound enzyme system of antioxidants, protect low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and HDL from oxidation by hydrolysis...
March 2018: Prostate International
Aída J Velarde-Salcedo, Evelyn Regalado-Rentería, Rodrigo Velarde-Salcedo, Bertha I Juárez-Flores, Alberto Barrera-Pacheco, Elvira González de Mejía, Ana P Barba de la Rosa
BACKGROUND/AIM: Amaranth is a source of several bioactive compounds, among which peptides with inhibitory activity upon dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) have been reported. However, there is no information about the action of amaranth DPP-IV-inhibitory peptides using in vivo models. The aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of amaranth consumption on plasma and kidney DPP-IV activity as well the changes in plasma proteome profile of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced hyperglycemic rats...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
Khung-Keong Yeo, Ehrin J Armstrong, Javier E López, Debbie C Chen, Gregory G Westin, Chin-Shang Li, David Anderson, Amy Hua, Anil Singapuri, Ezra A Amsterdam, Nipavan Chiamvimonvat, John R Laird
OBJECTIVES: Our aims were to examine the prevalence and genetic predictors of aspirin and clopidogrel high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HoTPR), and associated adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). BACKGROUND: The association of aspirin and clopidogrel HoTPR with outcomes in PAD remains unclear. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study of patients with angiographically documented PAD involving carotid and lower extremity arteries...
February 7, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Denis Pavăl, Bogdan Nemeș, Răzvan L Rusu, Eleonora Dronca
Objective: Recent studies suggest a possible involvement of low paraoxonase 1 (PON1) enzyme activities in the association between schizophrenia, treatment with atypical antipsychotics and increased cardiovascular (CVD) risk. In the present study, we aimed at investigating the PON1 status in a group of schizophrenic patients treated with either olanzapine or other antipsychotic, as compared to a group of healthy control participants. Methods: We assessed the arylesterase (AREase) and paraoxonase (POase) activities of PON1, as well as three common polymorphisms of PON1 gene (Q192R, L55M, -108C>T)...
February 28, 2018: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Rocío Ramírez-Jiménez, María Fernanda Martínez-Salazar, Damianys Almenares-López, Leticia Yáñez-Estrada, Antonio Monroy-Noyola
BACKGROUND: The enzymes butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) and paraoxonase-1 (PON1) are the primary bioscavenging enzymes in serum and exhibit antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. PON1 has been associated with diseases caused by high oxidative stress, whereas BuChE appears to be involved in the pathophysiology of the metabolic syndrome and related disorders. It has been suggested that children from rural communities in Mexico may have a predisposition to develop obesity or type 2 diabetes during adolescence or adulthood...
February 2, 2018: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
Amanda Missimer, Maria Luz Fernandez, Diana M DiMarco, Gregory H Norris, Christopher N Blesso, Ana Gabriela Murillo, Marcela Vergara-Jimenez, Bruno S Lemos, Isabel Medina-Vera, Olga V Malysheva, Marie A Caudill
BACKGROUND: Habitual consumption of eggs has been hypothesized to positively modify biomarkers of cardiovascular disease risk through proposed antioxidant properties. OBJECTIVES: To examine this relationship, 50 young, healthy men and women were enrolled into a randomized crossover clinical intervention. METHODS: Participants consumed either 2 eggs per day or one packet of oatmeal a day for 4 weeks, followed by a 3-week wash-out and crossed over to the alternate breakfast...
February 2018: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Anna Bizoń, Halina Milnerowicz
Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) is calcium dependent enzyme involved in many functions in human body. PON1 is synthesized in the liver and secreted to the bloodstream where bounds high-density lipoproteins (HDL). Association of PON1 with HDL increases the enzyme stability and biological activities. PON1 have three different activities: phosphotriesterase, lactonase and arylesterase. Until now there is now commercial available kits to determine these three PON1 activities. Also there is no date about stability of PON1 in serum after storage condition...
December 27, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
Tevfik Solakoglu, Huseyin Koseoglu, Semra Isikoglu, Ozcan Erel, Osman Ersoy
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The mechanisms underlying acute pancreatitis have not been well elucidated. Over the last 20 years, there has been increasing awareness regarding the role played by oxidative stress in acute pancreatitis, but it is less well defined in human clinical trials. The aim of this study was to identify the relationship between antioxidants and acute pancreatitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional trial on patients with mild acute pancreatitis...
December 21, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
Maryam Tanhapour, Ali Miri, Asad Vaisi-Raygani, Fariborz Bahrehmand, Amir Kiani, Zohreh Rahimi, Tayebeh Pourmotabbed, Ebrahim Shakiba
Evidences indicate that abnormal lipid metabolism and lipid peroxidation can affect the progression of complications in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) and paraoxonase-1 (PON1) play important role in lipid metabolism and protection of lipid peroxidation. The polymorphisms of ApoE and paraoxonase (PON1) L55M (Met < Leu) allele genes lead to disorders in lipid metabolism and are related to atherosclerosis. This study is the first investigation to examine the possible association between ApoE and PON1-L55M polymorphisms and correlation with serum arylesterase (ARE) activities of PON, levels of malondialdehyde (MDA), neopterin, and lipid lipoprotein in SLE patients from Iranian western population...
December 22, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
Anna Picca, Giuseppe Riezzo, Angela M S Lezza, Caterina Clemente, Vito Pesce, Antonella Orlando, Guglielmina Chimienti, Francesco Russo
BACKGROUND: Coeliac disease (CD) is a gluten-sensitive autoimmune disorder. Gluten toxicity encompasses a wide spectrum of target organ functions and pathologies, including the activation of the immune response and triggering of oxidative stress. The aim of this study was to investigate inflammation and the redox balance in patients with active CD, and to evaluate whether alteration of mitochondrial function is involved in the disease status. DESIGN: In this prospective case-control study, blood samples from sixteen adult CD patients and sixteen healthy controls (HC) were investigated for IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-8 plasma concentrations, for serum PON1 arylesterase, total and MnSOD antioxidant enzyme activities, induced TBARs levels, and for lymphocyte mtDNA content...
February 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
Ayla Solmaz Avcıkurt, Oğuzhan Korkut
The paraoxonase gene family in humans consists of three members as PON1, PON2 and PON3. PON2 can be expressed in several tissues; however, it is not released from the cells in those tissues. PON2 is also expressed in macrophages. Firstly, the commonly used NSAIDs diclofenac sodium and tenoxicam were applied on U937 cell line, the in vitro human monocyte cell line. Than PON2 specific Lactonase activity and paraoxonase family specific arylesterase were determined. Use of Diclofenac sodium in 0.845 mM dose during 6-12 h of incubation and Tenoxicam in 0...
December 3, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
Ihsan Ates, Mehmet Fettah Arikan, Mustafa Altay, Fatma Meric Yilmaz, Nisbet Yilmaz, Dilek Berker, Serdar Guler
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the effects of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis and progression of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). METHODS: Forty euthyroid and 40 subclinical hypothyroid patients older than 18 years and not yet had received treatment were enrolled in the study. RESULTS: In the 9 months follow-up, 14 of the HT patients developed overt hypothyroidism. The mean total oxidant status (TOS) and oxidative stress index (OSI) were higher in patients who developed overt hypothyroidism than those who did not (p < ...
November 29, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
Lynnda J N van Tienhoven-Wind, Eke G Gruppen, Richard W James, Stephan J L Bakker, Rijk O B Gans, Robin P F Dullaart
BACKGROUND: Low-normal thyroid function within the euthyroid range has been suggested to enhance atherosclerosis susceptibility. Paraoxonase-1 (PON-1) may protect against atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease development by attenuating oxidative stress. We evaluated relationships of PON-1 with thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free T4 , free T3 , lipids and apolipoprotein (apo)A-I in euthyroid subjects, and assessed whether such relationships are modified in the context of the metabolic syndrome (MetS)...
January 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
Mehmet Tahir Gokdemir, Ali Ziya Karakilcik, Gul Sahika Gokdemir
OBJECTIVE: To study the prognostic importance activity of paraoxonase and arylesterase, and the value of mean platelet volume in patients with acute ischaemic stroke. METHODS: This case-control study was conducted at Harran University Hospital, Sanliurfa, Turkey, from January to June 2014, and comprised patients with symptoms of acute ischaemic stroke who presented to the emergency department. Paraoxonase activity, expressed in units per litre, or U/L, of serum, was evaluated in the absence of basal activity, and arylesterase activity was defined as micromoles, of phenol generated/min, and was expressed as U/L of serum...
November 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Carlo Cervellati, Gloria Bonaccorsi, Alessandro Trentini, Giuseppe Valacchi, Juana M Sanz, Monica Squerzanti, Manuela Spagnolo, Leo Massari, Ilaria Crivellari, Pantaleo Greco, Roberta Parladori, Angelina Passaro, Giorgio Ricci
Obesity is independently associated with disturbances in lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, oxidative stress, and is a well-established independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Human paraoxonase 1 (PON1) is a pleotropic high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-associated enzyme with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory proprieties that have been suggested to contribute to the athero-protective function of the lipoprotein. The aim of this study was to investigate whether obesity is associated with PON1 activity and whether this association is influenced by oxidative stress, inflammation and HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) concentration...
November 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
Efser Öztaş, Sibel Özler, Merve Ergin, Özcan Erel, Başak Gümüş Güler, Ali Turhan Çağlar, Aykan Yücel, Dilek Uygur, Nuri Danışman
Background/aim: The main aim of this study was to investigate serum total oxidant status (TOS), total antioxidant status (TAS), oxidative stress index (OSI), and arylesterase levels in pregnant women with placenta accreta and to compare those with age-matched healthy pregnant women. Materials and methods: A total of 27 pregnant women who had clinically and pathologically proven placenta accreta and 30 age- and BMI- matched healthy pregnant women were enrolled in this case control study. Maternal serum TOS, TAS, OSI, and arylesterase levels were evaluated using logistic regression analysis to determine if there was an association with abnormal placental invasion or not...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Sanam Ebtehaj, Eke G Gruppen, Mojtaba Parvizi, Uwe J F Tietge, Robin P F Dullaart
BACKGROUND: Functional properties of high density lipoproteins (HDL) are increasingly recognized to play a physiological role in atheroprotection. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is characterized by low HDL cholesterol, but the effect of chronic hyperglycemia on the anti-inflammatory capacity of HDL, a metric of HDL function, is unclear. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to establish the impact of T2DM on the HDL anti-inflammatory capacity, taking paraoxonase-1 (PON-1) activity and low grade inflammation into account...
October 12, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
David D Haines, John E Ottenweller, Benjamin F Dickens, Fadia Fouad Mahmoud, Paul H Levine
OBJECTIVE: Two groups of Gulf War era veterans, one exhibiting blurred vision, balance problems/dizziness, tremors/shaking, and speech difficulty and a second group with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but not the neurologic syndrome, were assessed for organophosphate-detoxifying enzyme paraoxonase/arylesterase (PON1) and its Q/R isoforms, butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE) and its U/A isoforms and cytokines. METHODS: Defibrinated peripheral blood was evaluated for enzymes and cytokines...
October 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Paul Hermant, Damien Bosc, Catherine Piveteau, Ronan Gealageas, BaoVy Lam, Cyril Ronco, Matthieu Roignant, Hasina Tolojanahary, Ludovic Jean, Pierre-Yves Renard, Mohamed Lemdani, Marilyne Bourotte, Adrien Herledan, Corentin Bedart, Alexandre Biela, Florence Leroux, Benoit Deprez, Rebecca Deprez-Poulain
Hydroxamic acids are outstanding zinc chelating groups that can be used to design potent and selective metalloenzyme inhibitors in various therapeutic areas. Some hydroxamic acids display a high plasma clearance resulting in poor in vivo activity, though they may be very potent compounds in vitro. We designed a 57-member library of hydroxamic acids to explore the structure-plasma stability relationships in these series and to identify which enzyme(s) and which pharmacophores are critical for plasma stability...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Ismail Koyuncu, Abdurrahim Kocyigit, Ataman Gonel, Erkan Arslan, Mustafa Durgun
The aim of this study is to examine the protective effect of naringenin-oxime (NOX) on cisplatin-induced major organ toxicity and DNA damage in rats. Thirty-five male Wistar albino rats were equally split into five groups as follows: control (i.p., 0.1 ml of saline), Cis administration (i.p., 7 mg/kg b.w.), NOX treatment (i.p., 20 mg/kg b.w., daily for ten days), Cis + NOX20, and Cis + NOX40 combination (i.p., 20 and 40 mg/kg b.w., daily for ten days). Serum and peripheral blood mononuclear leukocytes (PBMC) were obtained from blood...
2017: Biochemistry Research International
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