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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763636/inhibition-of-cox-2-mpges-1-and-5-lox-in-macrophages-by-leonurine-ameliorates-monosodium-urate-crystal-induced-inflammation
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Yanzhuo Liu, Chenfan Duan, Honglei Chen, Chenlong Wang, Xiaoxiao Liu, Miao Qiu, Honglin Tang, Feng Zhang, Xiaoyang Zhou, Jing Yang
Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) and microsomal prostaglandin E synthase-1 (mPGES-1)-derived eicosanoids play an essential role in human inflammatory disorders. Here, we investigated whether inhibition of COX-2/mPGES-1 and 5-LOX in macrophages by leonurine ameliorates monosodium urate (MSU) crystal-induced inflammation. Virtual screening assay and in vitro enzyme inhibition assay showed that leonurine was a potential inhibitor of COX-2, mPGES-1 and 5-LOX. Compared with COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib, leonurine (30 mg/kg) significantly decreased ankle perimeter, gait score and neutrophil number in synovial fluid in MSU crystal-treated rats, accompanied with the decreased expression of COX-2, mPGES-1 and 5-LOX and production of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2 ) and leukotriene B4 (LTB4 ) in the synovial fluid macrophages...
May 15, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720439/time-to-decision-and-treatment-with-tpa-tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-using-telemedicine-versus-an-onboard-neurologist-on-a-mobile-stroke-unit
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Ritvij Bowry, Stephanie A Parker, Jose-Miguel Yamal, Hyunsoo Hwang, Savitri Appana, Nicole Rangel-Gutierrez, Tzu-Ching Wu, Suja S Rajan, James C Grotta
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Mobile stroke units (MSUs) can speed treatment with intravenous tPA (tissue-type plasminogen activator). We previously showed substantial agreement between a telemedicine-based vascular neurologist (TM-VN) and an onboard vascular neurologist (OB-VN) for the evaluation of patients with stroke for tPA eligibility on an MSU. However, the time efficiency of the telemedicine-based evaluation remained uncertain. In this study, we examined the speed of decision and treatment from MSU arrival for the TM-VN compared with an OB-VN...
May 2, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709785/high-performance-liquid-chromatography-based-assay-for-glutathione-transferase-theta-2-activity-application-to-characterize-interindividual-variability-in-human-liver-fractions
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Yongjie Zhang, Lukas Wijaya, Stefan J Dekker, Nico P E Vermeulen, Jan N M Commandeur
Human glutathione transferase T2-2 (GSTT2-2) is one of the enzymes considered to play a role in inactivation of toxicants and carcinogens. The expression level of this enzyme is determined by genetic and environmental factors, which may lead to differences in susceptibility. As a specific assay for GSTT2-2 so far a spectroscopical assay based on GSH-conjugation of menaphthyl sulfate (MSu) was used. This spectrophotometric assay, however, appeared too insensitive to accurately quantify the GSTT2-2 activities in a panel of 20 human liver samples...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703511/validation-of-musculoskeletal-ultrasound-in-the-assessment-of-experimental-gout-synovitis
#4
Esperanza Naredo, Juan Pablo Medina, Sandra Pérez-Baos, Aranzazu Mediero, Gabriel Herrero-Beaumont, Raquel Largo
The objective of this study was to validate musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) in a rabbit model of acute gout. Acute gout was induced by intra-articular injection of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals in 10 rabbits; the 3 controls received vehicle. Rabbit knees were assessed by B-mode and power Doppler (PD) US 24 and 72 h after injections. After 72 h, all rabbits were euthanized. US discriminated between the MSU-injected and control groups with respect to the different inflammatory findings at both at 24 and 72 h and for MSU crystal-related findings after 24 h of injection...
April 24, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686531/-artemisia-extract-suppresses-nlrp3-and-aim2-inflammasome-activation-by-inhibition-of-asc-phosphorylation
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Su-Bin Kwak, Sushruta Koppula, Eun-Jung In, Xiao Sun, Young-Kyu Kim, Myong-Ki Kim, Kwang-Ho Lee, Tae-Bong Kang
Artemisia princeps var. orientalis (Asteraceae, A. princeps ) is a well-known traditional medicinal herb used for treating various inflammatory disorders in Korea, Japan, China, and other Asian countries. In the present study, we investigated the effects of A. princeps extract (APO) on interleukin- (IL-) 1 β regulation and inflammasome activation in bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) and monosodium urate- (MSU-) induced peritonitis mouse model in vivo . The APO treatment to BMDMs primed with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) attenuated the NLRP3 and AIM2 inflammasome activation induced by danger signals, such as ATP, nigericin, silica crystals, and poly (dA:dT), respectively...
2018: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657028/monosodium-urate-crystals-induced-icam-1-expression-and-cell-cell-adhesion-in-renal-mesangial-cells-implications-for-the-pathogenesis-of-gouty-nephropathy
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Shue-Fen Luo, Chia-Yin Chin, Ling-Jun Ho, Wen-Yi Tseng, Chang-Fu Kuo, Jenn-Haung Lai
BACKGROUND: Renal disease is prevalent in gouty patients and monosodium urate (MSU) crystal deposition in the kidney can be detected in some gouty nephropathy patients. MSU crystals can induce inflammatory events, we investigated the MSU-induced expression of intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1 on human renal mesangial cells (HRMCs) and the involved signal transduction mechanisms. METHODS: The HRMCs cell line was purchased from ScienCell Research Laboratories...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655702/4-2-4-chlorophenyl-1-4-chlorophenyl-amino-ethyl-benzene-1-3-diol-is-a-potential-agent-for-gout-therapy-as-a-dual-inhibitor-of-xod-and-nlrp3
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Mengze Zhou, Suning Li, Ling Song, Qinghua Hu, Wentao Liu
BACKGOUND: Gout is an inflammatory arthritis characterized by abrupt self-limiting attacks of inflammation caused by precipitation of monosodium urate crystals (MSU) in the joint. Both anti-hyperuricemia and anti-inflammation could be gout therapeutic strategies, whereas ideal drugs for gout treatment are deficient. PURPOSE: 4-(2-(4-chlorophenyl)-1-((4-chlorophenyl)amino)ethyl)benzene-1, 3-diol (CBED) was obtained from a cluster of deoxybenzoins derivatives synthesized by our research group with potent anti-hyperuricemic and anti-inflammatory activities, which was expected to be a dual inhibitor of xanthine oxidase (XOD) and NOD-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3)...
March 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617936/de-novo-haplotype-reconstruction-in-viral-quasispecies-using-paired-end-read-guided-path-finding
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Jiao Chen, Yingchao Zhao, Yanni Sun
Motivation: RNA virus populations contain different but genetically related strains, all infecting an individual host. Reconstruction of the viral haplotypes is a fundamental step to characterize the virus population, predict their viral phenotypes, and finally provide important information for clinical treatment and prevention. Advances of the next-generation sequencing technologies open up new opportunities to assemble full-length haplotypes. However, error-prone short reads, high similarities between related strains, an unknown number of haplotypes pose computational challenges for reference-free haplotype reconstruction...
April 3, 2018: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616575/organizing-a-large-scale-physiology-understanding-phun-week-event-at-a-science-center
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Valerie S VanRyn, James M Poteracki, Micaela Balzer, Erica A Wehrwein
For the past 6 yr, the Department of Physiology at Michigan State University (MSU) has partnered with Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing, MI. Together, we host a day-long community engagement event on a Saturday each year in early November coinciding with the American Physiological Society's Physiology Understanding Week. The purpose was to provide a fun and memorable hands-on experience for children and families. This paper describes the detailed planning and logistics. The event takes place in the main exhibit space at the science center, generally has 15-17 physiology activities stations set up as booths run by volunteers, and the event runs as an open-house format...
June 1, 2018: Advances in Physiology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584621/blocking-fatty-acid-fueled-mros-production-within-macrophages-alleviates-acute-gouty-inflammation
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Christopher J Hall, Leslie E Sanderson, Lisa M Lawrence, Bregina Pool, Maarten van der Kroef, Elina Ashimbayeva, Denver Britto, Jacquie L Harper, Graham J Lieschke, Jonathan W Astin, Kathryn E Crosier, Nicola Dalbeth, Philip S Crosier
Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis affecting men. Acute gouty inflammation is triggered by monosodium urate (MSU) crystal deposition in and around joints that activates macrophages into a proinflammatory state, resulting in neutrophil recruitment. A complete understanding of how MSU crystals activate macrophages in vivo has been difficult because of limitations of live imaging this process in traditional animal models. By live imaging the macrophage and neutrophil response to MSU crystals within an intact host (larval zebrafish), we reveal that macrophage activation requires mitochondrial ROS (mROS) generated through fatty acid oxidation...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556674/recalcitrant-chronic-bladder-pain-and-recurrent-cystitis-but-negative-urinalysis-what-should-we-do
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Sheela Swamy, William Barcella, Maria De Iorio, Kiren Gill, Rajvinder Khasriya, Anthony S Kupelian, Jennifer L Rohn, James Malone-Lee
PURPOSE: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) may be associated with chronic urinary tract infection (UTI) undetected by routine diagnostic tests. Antimicrobial therapy might confer benefit for these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over 10 years, we treated patients with chronic LUTS. Pyuria was adopted as the principal biomarker of infection. Urinary leucocyte counts were recorded from microscopy of fresh midstream urine (MSU) samples. Antibiotics were prescribed and the prescription adjusted to achieve a measurable clinical response and a reduction in pyuria...
March 20, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556417/identification-of-monosodium-urate-crystal-deposits-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-hyperuricemia-using-dual-energy-ct
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Penny Wang, Stacy E Smith, Rajesh Garg, Fengxin Lu, Alyssa Wohlfahrt, Anarosa Campos, Kathleen Vanni, Zhi Yu, Daniel H Solomon, Seoyoung C Kim
Objectives: Dual-energy CT (DECT) scan is a sensitive and specific tool used to visualise and quantify monosodium urate (MSU) crystal deposits in the joints. Few studies have examined MSU crystal deposits in patients with asymptomatic hyperuricemia (ie, hyperuricemia in the absence of gout) using DECT. Methods: We conducted a prospective, non-interventional cross-sectional study to detect MSU crystal deposits on DECT scans among patients with asymptomatic hyperuricemia...
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544526/mice-with-mir-146a-deficiency-develop-severe-gouty-arthritis-via-dysregulation-of-traf-6-irak-1-and-nalp3-inflammasome
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Quan-Bo Zhang, Yu-Feng Qing, Cong-Cong Yin, Li Zhou, Xian-Shuang Liu, Qing-Sheng Mi, Jing-Guo Zhou
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) serve as important regulators of inflammatory and immune responses and are implicated in several immune disorders including gouty arthritis. The expression of miR-146a is upregulated in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with inter-critical gout when compared to normouricemic and hyperuricemic controls and those patients with acute gout flares. However, the role of miR-146a in the development of gout remains unknown. Here, we used miR-146a knockout (KO) mice to test miR-146a function in a monosodium urate (MSU)-induced gouty arthritis model...
March 15, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519319/luteolin-4-o-glucoside-and-its-aglycone-two-major-flavones-of-gnaphalium-affine-d-don-resist-hyperuricemia-and-acute-gouty-arthritis-activity-in-animal-models
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Yan Lin, Pei-Gang Liu, Wei-Qing Liang, Yi-Juan Hu, Pan Xu, Jie Zhou, Jin-Bao Pu, Hong-Jian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Gnaphalium affine D. Don is a folk medicine of China believed to be efficacious in the treatment of many ailments, including hyperuricemia and gout. PURPOSE: Based on a previous study, we isolated two flavones, luteolin and luteolin-4'-O-glucoside, from G. affine. Our aim was to assess the potential beneficial effects of treatment and mechanisms of these two flavones on hyperuricemia and acute gouty arthritis. METHODS: The model of potassium oxonate (PO)-induced hyperuricemia and monosodium urate (MSU) crystal-induced inflammation in mice has been established...
March 1, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490898/prehospital-advanced-diagnostics-and-treatment-of-acute-stroke-protocol-for-a-controlled-intervention-study
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Kristi G Bache, Maren Ranhoff Hov, Karianne Larsen, Volker Moræus Solyga, Christian G Lund
BACKGROUND: Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is a medical emergency. The outcome is closely linked to the time elapsing from symptom onset to treatment, and seemingly small delays can mean the difference between full recovery and physical and cognitive dysfunction. Recanalization to allow blood to reenter the affected area is most efficient immediately after symptoms occur, and intravenous thrombolysis must be initiated no later than 4.5 hours after the symptom onset. A liable diagnosis is mandatory to administer the appropriate treatment...
February 28, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482609/microrna-302b-negatively-regulates-il-1%C3%AE-production-in-response-to-msu-crystals-by-targeting-irak4-and-epha2
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Teng Ma, Xiao Liu, Zhifu Cen, Chuan Xin, Mingfeng Guo, Chaoyu Zou, Wenpeng Song, Rou Xie, Kailun Wang, Hong Zhou, Jun Zhang, Zhen Wang, Ce Bian, Kaijun Cui, Jiong Li, Yu-Quan Wei, Jing Li, Xikun Zhou
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is a pivotal proinflammatory cytokine that is strongly associated with the inflammation of gout. However, the underlying mechanism through which the production of IL-1β is regulated has not been fully elucidated. Our previous work identified that miR-302b had an important immune regulatory role in bacterial lung infections. This study was conducted to evaluate the function of miR-302b on monosodium urate (MSU) crystal-induced inflammation and its mechanism...
February 26, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29475133/reactive-oxygen-species-promote-tubular-injury-in-diabetic-nephropathy-the-role-of-the-mitochondrial-ros-txnip-nlrp3-biological-axis
#17
Yachun Han, Xiaoxuan Xu, Chengyuan Tang, Peng Gao, Xianghui Chen, Xiaofen Xiong, Ming Yang, Shikun Yang, Xuejing Zhu, Shuguang Yuan, Fuyou Liu, Li Xiao, Yashpal S Kanwar, Lin Sun
NLRP3/IL-1β activation via thioredoxin (TRX)/thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) following mitochondria ROS (mtROS) overproduction plays a key role in inflammation. However, the involvement of this process in tubular damage in the kidneys of patients with diabetic nephropathy (DN) is unclear. Here, we demonstrated that mtROS overproduction is accompanied by decreases in TRX expression and TXNIP up-regulation. In addition, we discovered that mtROS overproduction is also associated with increases in NLRP3/IL-1β and TGF-β expression in the kidneys of patients with DN and db/db mice...
June 2018: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455238/a-blinded-observational-cohort-study-of-the-microbiological-ecology-associated-with-pyuria-and-overactive-bladder-symptoms
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Kiren Gill, Ryoon Kang, Sanchutha Sathiananthamoorthy, Rajvinder Khasriya, James Malone-Lee
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: This study sought to characterise the microbial ecology of the lower urinary tract in patients with symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) using culture of the urinary urothelial cell sediment. The pathological significance of the microbiome was assessed through its relationship with known urothelial inflammatory markers and patient reported symptoms. METHODS: Adult female patients with OAB symptoms and asymptomatic controls were assessed at 12 study visits scheduled every 4 weeks...
February 17, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448585/hydrodeoxygenation-of-pyrolysis-bio-oil-over-ni-impregnated-mesoporous-materials
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In-Gu Lee, Heejin Lee, Bo Sung Kang, Young-Min Kim, Sang Chai Kim, Sang-Chul Jung, Chang Hyun Ko, Young-Kwon Park
The catalytic hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of bio-oil over Ni-supported mesoporous materials was performed using a high pressure autoclave reactor. The actual pyrolysis oil of cork oak wood was used as a sample, and Ni/Al-SBA-15 and Ni/Al-MSU-F were used as catalysts. In addition, supercritical ethanol was added as solvent. Both Ni-supported mesoporous catalysts showed efficient HDO reaction ability. A higher heating value and pH of bio-oil were achieved by the HDO reaction over both catalysts and upgraded bio-oil had a lower viscosity...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442150/ultrasound-scans-and-dual-energy-ct-identify-tendons-as-preferred-anatomical-location-of-msu-crystal-depositions-in-gouty-joints
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Yuan Yuan, Chang Liu, Xi Xiang, Tong-Ling Yuan, Li Qiu, Yi Liu, Yu-Bin Luo, Y Zhao, Martin Herrmann
OBJECTIVE: The present study was performed to localize the articular deposition of monosodium urate (MSU) crystal in joints. We compare the detection efficiencies of dual-energy CT (DECT) and ultrasound scans. METHODS: Analyses by DECT and ultrasound were performed with 184 bilateral joints of the lower limbs of 54 consecutive gout patients. All joints were categorized into (1) knee, (2) ankle, (3) MTP1, and (4) MTP2, and sorted into those with and those without detectable MSU deposition...
May 2018: Rheumatology International
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