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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804444/intrinsic-and-antipsychotic-drug-induced-metabolic-dysfunction-in-schizophrenia
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Zachary Freyberg, Despoina Aslanoglou, Ripal Shah, Jacob S Ballon
For decades, there have been observations demonstrating significant metabolic disturbances in people with schizophrenia including clinically relevant weight gain, hypertension, and disturbances in glucose and lipid homeostasis. Many of these findings pre-date the use of antipsychotic drugs (APDs) which on their own are also strongly associated with metabolic side effects. The combination of APD-induced metabolic changes and common adverse environmental factors associated with schizophrenia have made it difficult to determine the specific contributions of each to the overall metabolic picture...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800677/levothyroxine-enhances-glucose-clearance-and-blunts-the-onset-of-experimental-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-in-mice
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Livia López-Noriega, Nadia Cobo-Vuilleumier, Álvaro Jesús Narbona-Pérez, Juan Luis Araujo-Garrido, Petra Isabel Lorenzo, José Manuel Mellado-Gil, José Carlos Moreno, Benoit R Gauthier, Alejandro Martín-Montalvo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Thyroid hormones induce several changes in whole body metabolism that are known to improve metabolic homeostasis. However, adverse side effects have prevented its use in the clinic. In view of the promising effects of thyroid hormones, we investigated the effects of levothyroxine supplementation in glucose. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: C57BL/6 mice were treated with levothyroxine from birth to 24 weeks of age, when mice were euthanized. The effects of levothyroxine supplementation on metabolic health were determined...
August 11, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799667/coadministration-of-isomalto-oligosaccharides-augments-metabolic-health-benefits-of-cinnamaldehyde-in-high-fat-diet-fed-mice
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Dhirendra Pratap Singh, Pragyanshu Khare, Vandana Bijalwan, Ritesh Kumar Baboota, Jagdeep Singh, Kanthi Kiran Kondepudi, Kanwaljit Chopra, Mahendra Bishnoi
Bacteriostatic properties of a potential anti-obesity agent cinnamaldehyde (CMN) may present untoward effects on the resident gut microbiota. Here, we evaluated whether the combination of Isomalto-oligosaccharides (IMOs) with CMN prevents unwanted effects of CMN on gut microbiota and associated metabolic outcomes in HFD-fed mice. Male Swiss albino mice divided into four groups (n = 10), were fed on normal chow, or HFD (58% fat kcal), HFD + CMN (10 mg kg(-1) ) and HFD + CMN (10 mg kg(-1) ) + IMOs (1 g kg(-1) ) for 12 weeks...
August 11, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797049/effect-of-sodium-bicarbonate-on-prolonged-running-performance-a-randomized-double-blind-cross-over-study
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Tanja Freis, Anne Hecksteden, Ulf Such, Tim Meyer
BACKGROUND: The ability to sustain intense exercise seems to be partially limited by the body's capability to counteract decreases in both intra- and extracellular pH. While the influence of an enhanced buffering capacity via sodium bicarbonate (BICA) on short-term, high-intensity exercise performance has been repeatedly investigated, studies on prolonged endurance performances are comparatively rare, especially for running. The aim of the following study was to assess the ergogenic effects of an oral BICA substitution upon exhaustive intensive endurance running performance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795592/semi-synthetic-thymoquinone-analogs-new-prototypes-as-potential-antihyperlipidemics-in-irradiated-rats
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Nashwa H Zaher, Engy R Rashed, Mona A El-Ghazaly
AIM: Thymoquinone (TQ), has been reported to possess strong antihyperlipidemic properties. However, a variety of serious side effects has been reported for TQ. The present study aimed to evaluate the potential antihyperlipidemic activity of newly synthesized TQ analogs. METHODS & RESULTS: first, novel TQ derivatives were studied against radiation-induced dyslipidemia in male rats. Second, the most promising sulfur derivatives (4-7), were further tested to elucidate their possible mechanism(s) of actions...
August 10, 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793049/possible-mechanisms-involved-in-the-vasorelaxant-effect-produced-by-clobenzorex-in-aortic-segments-of-rats
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J Lozano-Cuenca, A González-Hernández, O A López-Canales, J R Villagrana-Zesati, J D Rodríguez-Choreão, R Morín-Zaragoza, E F Castillo-Henkel, J S López-Canales
Clobenzorex is a metabolic precursor of amphetamine indicated for the treatment of obesity. Amphetamines have been involved with cardiovascular side effects such as hypertension and pulmonary arterial hypertension. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the direct application of 10-9-10-5 M clobenzorex on isolated phenylephrine-precontracted rat aortic rings produces vascular effects, and if so, what mechanisms may be involved. Clobenzorex produced an immediate concentration-dependent vasorelaxant effect at the higher concentrations (10-7...
August 7, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792650/oral-oxycodone-naloxone-for-pain-control-in-liver-cirrhosis-observational-study-in-patients-with-symptomatic-metastatic-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Francesco Tovoli, Stefania De Lorenzo, Boaz Gedaliahu Samolsky Dekel, Fabio Piscaglia, Francesca Benevento, Giovanni Brandi, Luigi Bolondi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Pain management in liver cirrhosis is a clinical challenge. Most analgesics are metabolized in the liver and cirrhosis may deeply alter their concentration, favoring the appearance of side effects. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of oral prolonged-release association of oxycodone/naloxone tablets (OXN) in the treatment of moderate/severe cancer pain in cirrhotic patients with metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: We enrolled n=32 HCC patients with moderate/severe cancer pain unresponsive to paracetamol alone or associated with codeine or tramadol...
August 9, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790203/the-in-feed-antibiotic-carbadox-induces-phage-gene-transcription-in-the-swine-gut-microbiome
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Timothy A Johnson, Torey Looft, Andrew J Severin, Darrell O Bayles, Daniel J Nasko, K Eric Wommack, Adina Howe, Heather K Allen
Carbadox is a quinoxaline-di-N-oxide antibiotic fed to over 40% of young pigs in the United States that has been shown to induce phage DNA transduction in vitro; however, the effects of carbadox on swine microbiome functions are poorly understood. We investigated the in vivo longitudinal effects of carbadox on swine gut microbial gene expression (fecal metatranscriptome) and phage population dynamics (fecal dsDNA viromes). Microbial metagenome, transcriptome, and virome sequences were annotated for taxonomic inference and gene function by using FIGfam (isofunctional homolog sequences) and SEED subsystems databases...
August 8, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780263/effect-of-oyster-shell-medium-and-organic-substrate-on-the-performance-of-a-particulate-pyrite-autotrophic-denitrification-ppad-process
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Shuang Tong, Justine L Stocks, Laura C Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Chuanping Feng, Sarina J Ergas
The use of pyrite as an electron donor for biological denitrification has the potential to reduce alkalinity consumption and sulfate by-product production compared with sulfur oxidizing denitrification. This research investigated the effects of oyster shell and organic substrate addition on the performance of a particulate pyrite autotrophic denitrification (PPAD) process. Side-by-side bench-scale studies were carried out in upflow packed bed bioreactors with pyrite and sand, with and without oyster shells as an alkalinity source...
July 22, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780045/sleeve-gastrectomy-with-duodenojejunal-end-to-side-anastomosis-in-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-the-initial-experiences-in-a-chinese-population-with-a-more-than-4-year-follow-up
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Xiaojiao Ruan, Weijian Zhang, Huajie Cai, Ru Zheng, Feizhao Jiang, Hengliang Zhu
BACKGROUND: Gastric bypass has been thought to be associated with a risk of gastric cancer, particularly in Asia. Sleeve gastrectomy with duodenojejunal end-to-side anastomosis (SG-DJESA) was suggested to be a better-designed procedure to avoid this risk, and it also has other advantages. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy and feasibility of SG-DJESA in the treatment of nonobese patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). SETTING: University Hospital, China...
July 14, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779862/neurological-complications-of-renal-disease
#11
Jorge H Baluarte
Neurological manifestations related to electrolyte disorders, drug toxicity, and uremia are common in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Seizures and coma are frequent complications of acute renal insufficiency (uremia), whereas peripheral neuropathy and encephalopathy, observed in progressive uremia, are terminal events. Failure to excrete metabolic products causes their accumulation and can lead to severe intoxication. Clinically, the signs and symptoms of uremia can vary widely, depending on the biological characteristics of the patient, the specific type of renal disease, and the time of the uremic intoxication...
February 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772236/a-novel-glucagon-like-peptide-1-glucagon-receptor-dual-agonist-exhibits-weight-lowering-and-diabetes-protective-effects
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Jie Zhou, Xingguang Cai, Xun Huang, Yuxuan Dai, Lidan Sun, Bo Zhang, Bo Yang, Haiyan Lin, Wenlong Huang, Hai Qian
Glucagon has plenty of effects via a specific glucagon receptor(GCGR) like elevating the blood glucose, improving fatty acids metabolism, energy expenditure and increasing lipolysis in adipose tissue. The most important role of glucagon is to regulate the blood glucose, but the emergent possibilities of hyperglycaemia is exist. Glucagon could also slightly activate glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor(GLP-1R), which lead to blood glucose lowering effect. This study aims to erase the likelihood of hyperglycaemia and to remain the inherent catabolic effects through improving GLP-1R activation and deteriorating GCGR activation so as to lower the bodyweight and show diabetes-protective effects...
July 24, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769581/clinical-utility-of-nitisinone-for-the-treatment-of-hereditary-tyrosinemia-type-1-ht-1
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REVIEW
Anibh Martin Das
Medical therapy for hereditary hepatorenal tyrosinemia (hereditary tyrosinemia type 1, HT-1) with nitisinone was discovered incidentally, and is a by-product of agrochemistry. It blocks the catabolic pathway of tyrosine, thereby leading to a reduction in the accumulation of toxic metabolites in HT-1. It has to be combined with a low-protein diet supplemented with amino acid mixtures devoid of tyrosine and phenylalanine. This treatment option has completely changed the clinical course of patients suffering from HT-1 who used to die in the first few months to years of life from liver failure, renal dysfunction, and/or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
2017: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768651/combined-bioavailable-isoflavones-and-probiotics-improve-bone-status-and-estrogen-metabolism-in-postmenopausal-osteopenic-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Max Norman Tandrup Lambert, Catrine Bundgaard Thybo, Simon Lykkeboe, Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Xavier Frette, Lars Porskjær Christensen, Per Bendix Jeppesen
Background: Female age-related estrogen deficiency increases the risk of osteoporosis, which can be effectively treated with the use of hormone replacement therapy. However, hormone replacement therapy is demonstrated to increase cancer risk. Bioavailable isoflavones with selective estrogen receptor affinity show potential to prevent and treat osteoporosis while minimizing or eliminating carcinogenic side effects.Objective: In this study, we sought to determine the beneficial effects of a bioavailable isoflavone and probiotic treatment against postmenopausal osteopenia...
August 2, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764193/effect-of-ethyl-acetate-extract-of-melothria-perpusilla-on-oral-glucose-tolerance-test-in-albino-rats
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Shailendra Vikram Jitendra Singh, Usham Dharmaraja Meetei, Subhalakshmi Devi Akham, Rita Devi Sanjenbam
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes mellitus is a group of common metabolic disorders sharing the phenotype of hyperglycaemia. Certain disadvantages like side effects or less efficacy limit the optimal use of antidiabetic drugs. AIM: To evaluate the effect of Ethyl Acetate Extract of MelothriaPerpusilla (EAEMP) on oral glucose tolerance test in albino rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six healthy albino rats weighing between 100-150 g were selected. The same set of six animals were used for the experiment throughout and successive tests were conducted after a drug wash out period of 10 days...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759749/effects-of-long-term-oral-administration-of-methimazole-on-femur-and-tibia-properties-in-male-wistar-rats
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Marcin R Tatara, Marcin Gołyński, Radosław P Radzki, Marek Bieńko, Witold Krupski
Physiological concentrations of thyroid hormones are crucial for skeletal growth and development, physiological bone turnover and bone homeostasis maintenance. Methimazole (1-methyl-2-mercaptoimidazole) is an antithyroid drug used for the treatment of the hyperthyroidism in humans and animals. The aim of the study was to determine effects of long-term oral methimazole treatment in male Wistar rats on biochemical bone metabolism markers, as well as morphological, geometric, densitometric and mechanical properties of femur and tibia...
July 28, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754571/ere-dependent-transcription-and-cell-proliferation-independency-of-these-two-processes-mediated-by-the-introduction-of-a-sulfone-function-into-the-weak-estrogen-estrothiazine
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Yves Jacquot, Dany Spaggiari, Julie Schappler, Eric Lesniewska, Serge Rudaz, Guy Leclercq
The synthetic coumestrol derivative 6,12-dihydro-3-methoxy-1-benzopyrano[3,4-b][1,4]benzothiazin-6-one (estrothiazine, ESTZ) has been identified as a weak estrogen receptor α (ERα) ligand unable to compete with tritiated estradiol. The biological activity of this compound, supported by a methoxy group in position 3, seems mainly to result from its capacity to activate ERα dimerization without any participation of coactivators. In support of this view and referring to conventional estrogens, an ESTZ metabolism study conducted with hepatic human microsomes failed to provide any argument in favour of an estrogenic activity dependent on a metabolic conversion of the compound into hydroxylated metabolites with strong receptor activation ability...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754273/effects-of-psychopharmacological-treatment-with-antidepressants-on-the-vascular-system
#18
REVIEW
Kai G Kahl, Mechthild Westhoff-Bleck, Tillmann H C Krüger
Psychopharmacological treatment with antidepressants is an essential part of guideline-based treatment strategies in affective disorders, such as major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder. Furthermore, antidepressants are frequently prescribed in patients with physical disorders, such as cardiovascular diseases, and comorbid depression. The type of association between physical diseases, particularly chronic diseases, and depression is bidirectional, meaning that affective disorders enhance the risk for the development of cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, and that cardiovascular/metabolic disorders enhance the risk for the development of depressive disorders...
July 25, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753630/double-impact-natural-molluscicide-for-schistosomiasis-vector-control-also-impedes-development-of-schistosoma-mansoni-cercariae-into-adult-parasites
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Ronaldo de Carvalho Augusto, Guillaume Tetreau, Philippe Chan, Marie-Laure Walet-Balieu, Clélia Christina Mello-Silva, Claudia Portes Santos, Christoph Grunau
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis has been reported in 78 endemic countries and affects 240 million people worldwide. The digenetic parasite Schistosoma mansoni needs fresh water to compete its life cycle. There, it is susceptible to soluble compounds that can affect directly and/or indirectly the parasite's biology. The cercariae stage is one of the key points in which the parasite is vulnerable to different soluble compounds that can significantly alter the parasite's life cycle. Molluscicides are recommended by the World Health Organization for the control of schistosomiasis transmission and Euphorbia milii latex is effective against snails intermediate hosts...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750189/potencial-markers-and-metabolic-processes-involved-in-mechanism-of-radiation-induced-heart-injury
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Jan Slezak, Branislav Kura, Pavel Babal, Miroslav Barancik, Miroslav Ferko, Karel Frimmel, Barbora Kalocayova, Rakesh Kukreja, Antigone Lazou, Lucia Mezesova, Ludmila Okruhlicova, Tatiana Ravingerova, Pawan K Singal, Barbara Szeiffova Bacova, Csilla Viczenczova, Norbert Vrbjar, Narcis Tribulova
Irradiation of normal tissues leads to acute increase in reactive oxygen/nitrogen species that serve as intra and intercellular signaling to alter cell and tissue function. In the case of chest irradiation it can affect the heart, blood vessels and lungs, with consequent tissue remodelation and adverse side effects and symptoms. This complex process is orchestrated by a large number of interacting molecular signals, including cytokines, chemokines and growth factors. Inflammation, endothelial cell dysfunction, thrombogenesis, organ dysfunction and ultimate failing of the heart occur as a pathological entity - "radiation-induced heart disease" (RIHD) that is major source of morbidity and mortality...
July 27, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
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