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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783236/clinical-aspects-of-gastropathy-development-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Anna V Chetaikina, Helen Ye Sklyarova, Iryna V Shalko, Roman Ya Dutka
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a one of the main reasons of disability and mortality in the world. The essential attention is dedicated to the combination of COPD and erosive/ulcer defects with the haemorrhage risk factor. The aim was to compare gastric acidity and mucoid secretion in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease of gastropathy development. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Materials and methods: 94 patients with gastroduodenal erosive and ulcerous defects combined with COPD were examined...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783019/total-flavonoid-extract-of-epimedium-herb-increases-the-peak-bone-mass-of-young-rats-involving-enhanced-activation-of-the-ac10-camp-pka-creb-pathway
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Hui-Rong Xi, Hui-Ping Ma, Fang-Fang Yang, Yu-Hai Gao, Jian Zhou, Yuan-Yuan Wang, Wen-Yuan Li, Cory J Xian, Ke-Ming Chen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Epimedium sagittatum brevicornum Maxim. is an important traditional Chinese herb that has long been used to promote bone fracture healing and treat osteoporosis. AIM OF THE STUDY: Achieving peak bone mass by adolescence has now been accepted to be fundamental for preventing osteoporosis in adulthood life. This study investigated the possibility of increasing peak bone mass in young rats using the total flavonoid extract of Epimedium herb (TFE)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775695/pulsatilla-decoction-inhibits-candida-albicans-proliferation-and-adhesion-in-a-mouse-model-of-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-via-the-dectin-1-signaling-pathway
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Lilin Yang, Haiwang Wu, Weiyu Qiu, Longyi Guo, Xin Du, Qingying Yu, Jie Gao, Songping Luo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pulsatilla decoction (PD) is a classical prescription in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been reported to have inhibitory effects on Candida albicans proliferation. STUDY AIM: To investigate the therapeutic effects of PD in the treatment of Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and elucidate the potential mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Female BALB/c mice (N=90) were randomized to six treatment groups, including the Control group, Model group, three PD groups and Fluconazole group which served as a positive control (20mg/kg weekly)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773191/anti-inflammatory-and-antinociceptive-effects-of-2-2-dipyridyl-diselenide-through-reduction-of-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-and-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-phosphorylation-levels-in-the-mouse-spinal-cord
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Suzan Gonçalves Rosa, César Augusto Brüning, Ana Paula Pesarico, Ana Cristina Guerra de Souza, Cristina Wayne Nogueira
Appropriate treatment of pain requires analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs generally associated with undesirable side effects and not fully effective in a significant proportion of patients. Organoselenium compounds elicit a plenty of pharmacological effects in different animal models. Among these compounds, the 2,2`-dipyridyl diselenide (DPD) has a potent antioxidant effect and low toxicity. In this way, the aim of this study was to investigate the possible DPD antinociceptive effect and its mechanism of action, as well as the safety of the compound...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769427/supplementation-with-camelina-oil-prevents-negative-changes-in-the-artery-in-orchidectomized-rats
#5
M Pawlowska-Olszewska, I Puzio, A P Harrison, L Borkowski, G Tymicki, D Grabos
The aim of the research was to examine the influence of orchidectomy on the elasticity and wall structure of the abdominal aorta in male rats and to check whether camelina oil treatment has an effect on aorta wall characteristics in orchidectomized rats. Forty 2-month-old male Wistar rats were used in the experiment: 10 animals underwent a sham testis repositioning operation (SHO) and 30 rats were orchidectomized (ORX). After the convalescence period, the SHO and ORX1 rats were given physiological saline intragastrically for 8 weeks; simultaneously, the other rats received camelina oil at the dose of 5 g/kg/b...
February 2018: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769061/five-traditional-nigerian-polyherbal-remedies-protect-against-high-fructose-fed-streptozotocin-induced-type-2-diabetes-in-male-wistar-rats
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O E Kale, O B Akinpelu, A A Bakare, F O Yusuf, R Gomba, D C Araka, T O Ogundare, A C Okolie, O Adebawo, O Odutola
BACKGROUND: This present study sought to assess the modulatory effects of five Nigerian traditional polyherbal in high fructose-fed, streptozotocin-induced (HF-STZ) Type 2 diabetes (T2D) in rats. T2D was achieved via fructose feeding (20%W/V ) ad libitum for 2 weeks and streptozotocin (STZ, 40 mg/kg) (15th Day) intraperitoneally. METHODS: Seventy-two hours after STZ injection, fourty-eight diabetic rats were divided into eight of 6 rats/group: Diabetic normal untreated, glibenclamide (GBLI, 0...
May 16, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766269/antimalarial-activity-and-metabolism-of-dihydroartemisinin-derived-dimer
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Guoshun Zhang, Hualing Dai, Guolian Ren, Xiaoyang Xiao, Lele Zhao, Ruili Wang, Shuqiu Zhang
The dihydroartemisinin-derived dimer (DHA dimer) was synthesized, and its antimalarial activities were evaluated both in vitro and in vivo. The dimer IC50 value of 0.51 ± 0.12 nM in vitro was significantly lower than that of DHA at 1.81 ± 0.70 nM. The dimer ED50 values were 0.44 ± 0.03 and 0.18 ± 0.03 mg/(kg·day) in vivo for intragastric (i.g.) and intravenous (i.v.) groups, respectively, to Plasmodium yoelii rodent malaria. It also performed better relative to those of DHA which had ED50 values of 0...
May 15, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758366/curcumin-attenuates-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-induced-brain-injuries-by-inhibiting-aqp4-and-p38-mapk-pathway
#8
Bo Wang, Wenyang Li, Hongyu Jin, Xinshi Nie, Hui Shen, Erran Li, Wei Wang
Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) is one of the main features of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is also commonly associated with neurocognitive impairments. The present study aimed to elucidate the beneficial effect of curcumin on CIH-induced brain injuries. Male balb/c mice (6 ∼ 8 weeks) were exposed to normoxia or a pattern of CIH (8 h/day, cycles of 180 sec each, hypoxia: 5% O2 for 50 sec, reoxygenation: 21% O2 for 50 sec) for 10 weeks, along with daily curcumin treatment (50, 100, or 200 mg/kg, intragastrically) or its vehicle...
May 11, 2018: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755345/analogous-%C3%AE-carboline-alkaloids-harmaline-and-harmine-ameliorate-scopolamine-induced-cognition-dysfunction-by-attenuating-acetylcholinesterase-activity-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-mice
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Shu-Ping Li, Yu-Wen Wang, Sheng-Lan Qi, Yun-Peng Zhang, Gang Deng, Wen-Zheng Ding, Chao Ma, Qi-Yan Lin, Hui-Da Guan, Wei Liu, Xue-Mei Cheng, Chang-Hong Wang
The analogous β-carboline alkaloids, harmaline (HAL) and harmine (HAR), possess a variety of biological properties, including acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitory activity, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and many others, and have great potential for treating Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, studies have showed that the two compounds have similar structures and in vitro AChE inhibitory activities but with significant difference in bioavailability. The objective of this study was to comparatively investigate the effects of HAL and HAR in memory deficits of scopolamine-induced mice...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752970/repeated-cycles-of-binge-like-ethanol-exposure-induce-immediate-and-delayed-neurobehavioral-changes-and-hippocampal-dysfunction-in-adolescent-female-rats
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Luanna M P Fernandes, Sabrina C Cartágenes, Mayara A Barros, Taiana C V S Carvalheiro, Nair Correia de Freitas Castro, Marissa G Schamne, Rafael R Lima, Rui D Prediger, Marta C Monteiro, A F Enéas, Rodrigo A Cunha, Cristiane S F Maia
Binge-like ethanol intake (BEI) is a socioeconomical problem among adolescents and increasingly affects women. BEI can leave a long-term imprint in the brain, but it is unknown if its effect on cognition and anxiety is cumulative on repeated binge-ethanol episodes. We now submitted female Wistar rats to repeated cycles of binge-like ethanol treatment by intragastrically administering ethanol (3.0 g/kg/day, 20% w/v ethanol; 3 days on/4 days off) starting at postnatal day 35 (PND35). To investigate the short-term effects of BEI during adolescence, rats underwent 1 or 4 cycles of BEI, being evaluated at PND37 and PND58, respectively: both groups displayed anxiety-like behavior in the open field and elevated plus-maze tests, as well as short-term memory deficits in the object recognition task; this was associated with transient decreases of BDNF levels and increases of GFAP levels in the hippocampus...
May 9, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752865/anti-arthritic-effects-of-sorafenib-in-rats-with-adjuvant-induced-arthritis
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Zhen-Zhen Wang, Fei Liu, Yong-Fang Gong, Tian-Yu Huang, Xiao-Ming Zhang, Xue-Ying Huanga
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting the synovial membrane of joints. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether sorafenib exerts anti-arthritic effects on RA in vivo. Adjuvant arthritis (AA) was induced (day 0) in male Sprague-Dawley rats by intradermal injection of 0.1 ml of complete Freund's complete adjuvant into the left hind paw. Sorafenib (10, 20, or 40 mg/kg/day) was administered intragastrically from day 10 to 24. Body weight, paw volume, synovial inflammation, and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), IL-10, and IL-17 serum levels were detected...
May 12, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751542/xiaoyaosan-improves-depressive-like-behaviors-in-mice-through-regulating-apelin-apj-system-in-hypothalamus
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Zhiyi Yan, Haiyan Jiao, Xiufang Ding, Qingyu Ma, Xiaojuan Li, Qiuxia Pan, Tingye Wang, Yajing Hou, Youming Jiang, Yueyun Liu, Jiaxu Chen
Background: The apelin-APJ system has been considered to play a crucial role in HPA axis function, and how the traditional Chinese compound prescription Xiaoyaosan regulates the apelin-APJ system as a supplement to treat depressive disorders. Objective: To investigate the depression-like behaviors and expression of apelin and APJ in hypothalamus of chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) mice and study whether these changes related to the regulation of Xiaoyaosan. Methods: 60 adult C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into four groups, including control group, CUMS group, Xiaoyaosan treatment group and fluoxetine treatment group...
May 3, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749986/-urtica-dioica-distillate-regenerates-pancreatic-beta-cells-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Ali Gohari, Ali Noorafshan, Masoumeh Akmali, Fahimeh Zamani-Garmsiri, Atefeh Seghatoleslam
Background: Urtica dioica is known as an anti-hyperglycemic plant. Urtica dioica distillate (UD) is a traditional Iranian drink, locally known as "aragh gazaneh". In spite of its widespread consumption in Iran, according to traditional Iranian medicine, there is no scientific report on the usefulness of UD for diabetic patients. This survey was designed to evaluate its protective effects for the recovery from diabetes by determining the serum insulin, blood glucose, volume of pancreatic islets, and the number and volume of β-cells in diabetic rats...
March 2018: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748072/nicorandil-reduces-burn-wound-progression-by-enhancing-skin-blood-flow
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Jaehoon Choi, Ryeolwoo Kim, Junhyung Kim, Woonhyeok Jeong, Sang Woo Park, Hyoun Wook Lee, Ho Yun Chung
We assessed whether nicorandil, an adenosine triphosphate-sensitive K + channel opener, reduces burn wound progression in a rat comb burn model. A total of 24 rats were used. Following thermal injury, one dose of nicorandil (10 or 30 mg/kg) was administered intragastrically twice daily for 3 days. At days 1 and 3 after injury, skin was harvested for histopathological examination and protein isolation. Rats treated with the 10-mg/kg and 30-mg/kg doses of nicorandil exhibited significantly increased tissue survival in the zone of stasis at days 1 and 3 after injury...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747756/veratrum-nigrum-inhibits-the-estrogenic-activity-of-salvia-miltiorrhiza-bunge-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#15
Ying Xu, Ting Chen, Xin Li, Qu Ya Kun, Jin Na An, Hong Xia Zheng, Yuan Zhao, Zi Jia Zhang, Na Lin
BACKGROUND: As recorded in the 18 incompatible medicaments of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, the combined use of Salvia miltiorrhiza bunge (SM) and Veratrum nigrum (VN) could induce toxicity and has been prohibited for thousands of years in China. However, the theory has been validated due to lack of evidence. Previous studies have focused on the chemical constituents that are responsible for the toxicity of the two agents. PURPOSE: This study offers preliminary insight into the pharmacodynamics and mechanism of estrogenic activity responsible for their incompatibility...
April 1, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746994/shenfu-formula-reduces-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-in-heart-failure-rats-by-regulating-micrornas
#16
Xu Yan, Hongjin Wu, Jianxun Ren, Yuna Liu, Shengqi Wang, Jiyuan Yang, Shuyan Qin, Delin Wu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Shenfu decoction consists of the water extract from the dried root or rootstalk of Panax ginseng C. A. Mey (Asian ginseng) and the lateral root of Aconitum carmichaeli Debx (Fuzi, Heishunpian in Chinese). Shenfu Formula has been used as a folk Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Recent studies have shown that Shenfu injection can enhance cardiac function and regulate arrhythmia. AIM OF THE STUDY: Shenfu Formula plays an important role in the treatment of heart failure...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740803/du-zhong-eucommia-ulmoides-oliv-cortex-extract-alleviates-lead-acetate-induced-bone-loss-in-rats
#17
Shanshan Qi, Hongxing Zheng, Chen Chen, Hai Jiang
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the protective effect of Du-Zhong cortex extract (DZCE) on lead acetate-induced bone loss in rats. Forty female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups: group I (control) was provided with distilled water. Group II (PbAc) received 500 ppm lead acetate in drinking water for 60 days. Group III (PbAc+DZCE) received 500 ppm lead acetate in drinking water, and given intragastric DZCE (100 mg/kg body weight) for 60 days. Group IV (DZCE) was given intragastric DZCE (100 mg/kg body weight) for 60 days...
May 9, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738174/-hypospadias-induced-by-maternal-exposure-to-di-n-butyl-phthalate-and-its-mechanisms-in-male-rat-offspring
#18
En-Hui Li, Hai-Bin Wei, Bang-Gao Lhuangi, En-Hui Li, Qi Zhang, Zhi-Hui Xu, Da-Hong Zhang
Objective: To induce hypospadias in male rat offspring by maternal exposure to di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) during late pregnancy and further investigate its mechanisms. METHODS: We randomly divided 20 pregnant rats into a DBP exposure and a control group, the former treated intragastrically with DBP while the latter with soybean oil at 750 mg per kilogram of the body weight per day from gestation days (GD) 14 to 18. On postnatal day (PND) 1, we recorded the incidence rate of hypospadias and observed the histopathological changes in the genital tubercle of the hypospadiac rats...
December 2017: Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue, National Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737082/-study-on-construction-of-recombinant-bb-pgex-opri-vaccine-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-its-protection-effect
#19
Xiao Liu, Wen-Gui Li, Guang-Xu Luo
OBJECTIVE: To construct the recombinant Bb-pGEX- OprI vaccine of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) outer membrane protein I (OprI) and study its protection effect in mice against Pa. METHODS: The OprI gene was amplified by PCR,and cloned into pGEX-1λT to generate pGEX- OprI . The pGEX- OprI was transformed into Bifidobacterium bifidum (Bb) to construct recombinant Bb-pGEX- OprI vaccine by electroporation. After identification with double enzyme digestion,PCR and sequencing,the vaccine was then induced with IPTG,and its expression was analyzed and identified by SDS-PAGE and Western blot respectively...
January 2018: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736620/cardioprotective-effect-of-zingerone-against-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-apoptosis-induced-by-cisplatin-or-gamma-radiation-in-rats
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Ahmed F Soliman, Lobna M Anees, Doaa M Ibrahim
Despite their clinical benefits in cancer treatment, the deleterious effects on heart following chemo/radiotherapy are of increasing importance. Zingerone, a natural polyphenol, possesses multiple biological activities, such as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Thus, the current study was designed to assess the potential cardioprotective effects of zingerone against cisplatin or γ-radiation. Zingerone was given by intragastric intubation (25 mg/kg) daily for three successive weeks prior to the induction of cardiotoxicity using a single dose of cisplatin (20 mg/kg, i...
May 7, 2018: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
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