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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914979/systemic-evaluation-of-vascular-dysfunction-by-high-resolution-sonography-in-an-n%C3%AF-nitro-l-arginine-methyl-ester-hydrochloride-induced-mouse-model-of-preeclampsia-like-symptoms
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Ying Zhao, Ning Yang, Hanying Li, Wei Cai, Xin Zhang, Yongqiang Ma, Xiulong Niu, Guohong Yang, Xin Zhou, Yuming Li
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate vascular function, including arterial resistance and endothelial function, by high-resolution sonography in an Nω -nitro-l-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (l-NAME)-induced mouse model of preeclampsia-like symptoms. METHODS: Pregnant mice were subcutaneously injected with a saline solution (control; n = 10) or l-NAME (n = 10) between the 7th and 18th days of gestation. The resistive index and pulsatility index (RI and PI, indicators of arterial resistance) of the uteroplacental, umbilical, femoral, and common carotid arteries and the flow-mediated dilatation (index of endothelial function) of the femoral artery were measured by high-frequency sonography in both groups...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910154/activation-of-veratridine-sensitive-sodium-channels-but-not-electrical-field-stimulation-dilates-porcine-retinal-arterioles-with-preserved-perivascular-tissue
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Nils M Kratholm, Peter Skov Jensen, Sidse Kringelholt, Ulf Simonsen, Toke Bek
PURPOSE: Disturbances in retinal blood flow are a prominent feature of vision threatening retinal diseases. The regulation of tone in retinal resistance vessels involves the perivascular retinal tissue, but it is unknown to what extent neurons or glial cells contribute to the effect. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to study the contribution of neurons in the perivascular retina to vascular tone during activation of voltage-gated sodium channels with veratridine and electrical field stimulation (EFS)...
September 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904082/a-relative-l-arginine-deficiency-contributes-to-endothelial-dysfunction-across-the-stages-of-the-menopausal-transition
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Jelena Klawitter, Kerry L Hildreth, Uwe Christians, Wendy M Kohrt, Kerrie L Moreau
Vascular endothelial function declines across the menopause transition in women. We tested the hypothesis that reduced availability of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase [eNOS] substrate L-arginine is an underlying mechanism to vascular endothelial dysfunction across menopause stages. Endothelial function (brachial artery flow-mediated dilation [FMD]) and plasma markers of L-arginine metabolism (citrulline, N(G)-mono-methyl-ւ-arginine [L-NMMA] asymmetric dimethylarginine [ADMA] and N(G)-N('G)-dimethyl-l-arginine [SDMA]), were measured in 129 women: 36 premenopausal (33 ± 7 years), 16 early- (49 ± 3 years) or 21 late- (50 ± 4 years) perimenopausal, and 21 early- (55 ± 3 years) or 35 late- (61 ± 4 years) postmenopausal...
September 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903384/a-novel-sharpin-prmt5-h3r2me1-axis-is-essential-for-lung-cancer-cell-invasion
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Tingxiong Fu, Xiuwei Lv, Qingzhi Kong, Changjing Yuan
SHARPIN (Shank-associated RH domain interacting protein) is the main component of the linear ubiquitin chain activation complex (LUBAC). SHARPIN is involved in regulating inflammation and cancer progression. However, whether SHARPIN plays an important role in lung cancer metastasis and the potential underlying mechanism are still unknown. Here, for the first time, we reported that SHARPIN expression is closely related to lung cancer progression. Moreover, SHARPIN plays a central role in controlling lung cancer cell metastasis...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902392/expanding-the-clinical-and-molecular-spectrum-of-prmt7-mutations-three-additional-patients-and-review
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Emanuele Agolini, Maria Lisa Dentici, Emanuele Bellacchio, Viola Alesi, Francesca Clementina Radio, Annalaura Torella, Francesco Musacchia, Marco Tartaglia, Bruno Dallapiccola, Vincenzo Nigro, Maria Cristina Digilio, Antonio Novelli
Protein arginine methyltransferase 7 (PRMT7) is a member of a family of enzymes that catalyze the transfer of methyl groups from S-adenosyl-l-methionine to nitrogen atoms on arginine residues. Arginine methylation is involved in multiple biological processes, such as signal transduction, mRNA splicing, transcriptional control, DNA repair, and protein translocation. Currently, seven patients have been described harboring compound heterozygous or homozygous variants in the PRMT7 gene, causing a novel intellectual disability syndrome, known as SBIDDS syndrome (Short Stature, Brachydactyly, Intellectual Developmental Disability, and Seizures)...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901462/role-of-ghrelin-in-small-intestinal-motility-following-pediatric-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-mice
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Jieyu Zan, Lei Song, Jiejie Wang, Rong Zou, Fei Hong, Jinhua Zhao, Yijun Cheng, Ming Xu
Small intestinal motility (SIM) disorder is a common complication following pediatric intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), leading to a poor prognosis in patients. Previous studies have shown that ghrelin is involved in SIM in various diseases; however, the role of ghrelin in pediatric ICH‑induced SIM disorder remains to be elucidated. The present study was designed to investigate the association between ghrelin and SIM post‑ICH, and to examine the effect of exogenous ghrelin administration on SIM in vivo...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900851/tributyltin-chloride-disrupts-aortic-vascular-reactivity-and-increases-reactive-oxygen-species-production-in-female-rats
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Carolina Falcão Ximenes, Samya Mere Lima Rodrigues, Priscila Lang Podratz, Eduardo Merlo, Julia Fernandez Puñal de Araújo, Lívia Carla Melo Rodrigues, Juliana Barbosa Coitinho, Dalton Valentim Vassallo, Jones Bernardes Graceli, Ivanita Stefanon
Organotin compounds, such as tributyltin (TBT), are environment contaminants that induce bioaccumulation and have potential toxic effects on marine species and mammals. TBT have been banned by the International Maritime Organization in 2003. However, the assessment of butyltin and metal contents in marine sediments has demonstrated high residual levels of TBT in some cases exceeding 7000 ng Sn g(-1). The acceptable daily intake (ADI) level for TBT established by the World Health Organization is 0.5 μg/kg bw/day is based on genotoxicity, reproduction, teratogenicity, immunotoxicity, and mainly neurotoxicity...
September 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899912/do-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-cyclooxygenase-contribute-to-sweating-response-during-passive-heating-in-endurance-trained-athletes
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Tatsuro Amano, Naoto Fujii, Glen P Kenny, Yoshimitsu Inoue, Narihiko Kondo
The aim of our study was to determine if habitual endurance training can influence the relative contribution of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and cyclooxygenase (COX) in the regulation of sweating during a passive heat stress in young adults. Ten trained athletes and nine untrained counterparts were passively heated until oral temperature (as estimated by sublingual temperature, Tor) increased by 1.5°C above baseline resting. Forearm sweat rate (ventilated capsule) was measured at three skin sites continuously perfused with either lactated Ringer's solution (Control), 10 mmol/L N(G) -nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME, non-selective NOS inhibitor), or 10 mmol/L ketorolac (Ketorolac, non-selective COX inhibitor) via intradermal microdialysis...
September 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893245/age-dependent-redox-status-in-the-brain-stem-of-no-deficient-hypertensive-rats
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Miroslava Majzúnová, Zuzana Pakanová, Peter Kvasnička, Peter Bališ, Soňa Čačányiová, Ima Dovinová
BACKGROUND: The brain stem contains important nuclei that control cardiovascular function via the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), which is strongly influenced by nitric oxide. Its biological activity is also largely determined by oxygen free radicals. Despite many experimental studies, the role of AT1R-NAD(P)H oxidase-superoxide pathway in NO-deficiency is not yet sufficiently clarified. We determined changes in free radical signaling and antioxidant and detoxification response in the brain stem of young and adult Wistar rats during chronic administration of exogenous NO inhibitors...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878744/guanidine-n-methylation-by-blsl-is-dependent-on-acylation-of-beta-amine-arginine-in-the-biosynthesis-of-blasticidin-s
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Xiankun Wang, Aiqin Du, Guiyang Yu, Zixin Deng, Xinyi He
The peptidyl nucleoside blasticidin S (BS) produced by Streptomyces griseochromogenes was the first non-mercurial fungicide used to prevent rice blast and increasingly used as a selection reagent in transgenic study. Acylation by addition of a leucine residue at the beta amine group of arginine side chain of demethylblasticidin S (DBS) has been proposed as a novel self-resistance to the cytotoxic biosynthetic intermediate. But the resultant product leucyldemethylblasticidin S (LDBS) has not been isolated as a metabolite, and LDBS synthetase activity remained to be demonstrated in S...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874563/epigenetic-control-via-allosteric-regulation-of-mammalian-protein-arginine-methyltransferases
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Kanishk Jain, Cyrus Y Jin, Steven G Clarke
Arginine methylation on histones is a central player in epigenetics and in gene activation and repression. Protein arginine methyltransferase (PRMT) activity has been implicated in stem cell pluripotency, cancer metastasis, and tumorigenesis. The expression of one of the nine mammalian PRMTs, PRMT5, affects the levels of symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) at Arg-3 on histone H4, leading to the repression of genes which are related to disease progression in lymphoma and leukemia. Another PRMT, PRMT7, also affects SDMA levels at the same site despite its unique monomethylating activity and the lack of any evidence for PRMT7-catalyzed histone H4 Arg-3 methylation...
September 5, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857308/a-novel-splicing-isoform-of-protein-arginine-methyltransferase-1-prmt1-that-lacks-the-dimerization-arm-and-correlates-with-cellular-malignancy
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Odysseas Patounas, Ioanna Papacharalampous, Carmen Eckerich, Georgios S Markopoulos, Evangelos Kolettas, Frank O Fackelmayer
Methylation of arginine residues is an important modulator of protein function that is involved in epigenetic gene regulation, DNA damage response and RNA maturation, as well as in cellular signaling. The enzymes that catalyze this post-translational modification are called protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs), of which PRMT1 is the predominant enzyme. Human PRMT1 has previously been shown to occur in seven splicing isoforms, which are differentially abundant in different tissues, and have distinct substrate specificity and intracellular localization...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854561/sulforaphane-suppresses-prmt5-mep50-function-in-epidermal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-leading-to-reduced-tumor-formation
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Kamalika Saha, Matthew L Fisher, Gautam Adhikary, Daniel Grun, Richard L Eckert
Protein arginine methyltransferase 5 (PRMT5) cooperates with methylosome protein 50 (MEP50) to arginine methylate histone H3 and H4 to silence gene expression, and increased PRMT5 activity is associated with enhanced cancer cell survival. We have studied the role of PRMT5 and MEP50 in epidermal squamous cell carcinoma. We show that knockdown of PRMT5 or MEP50 results in reduced H4R3me2s formation, and reduced cell proliferation, invasion, migration and tumor formation. We further show that treatment with sulforaphane (SFN), a cancer preventive agent derived from cruciferous vegetables, reduces PRMT5 and MEP50 level and H4R3me2s formation, and this is associated with reduced cell proliferation, invasion and migration...
August 1, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854337/exercise-training-with-concomitant-nos-inhibition-improved-anxiogenic-behavior-spatial-cognition-and-bdnf-p70s6-kinase-activation-in-twenty-month-old-rats
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Mojtaba Salehpour, Fariba Khodagholi, Arman Zeinaddini Meymand, Maryam Nourshahi, Ghorbangol Ashabi
This study aimed to investigate the role of exercise and NO synthase inhibition on memory, anxiety and protein levels of Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and P70S6 kinase (P70S6K). Twenty-month-old rats were divided into six groups: control group, two groups treated by L-Nitro-Arginine Methyl Ester (L-NAME) (25 and 100mg/kg) for sixty-three days, two groups treated with L-NAME (25 and 100mg/kg) for sixty-three days plus two months exercise and one group treated with exercise. Behavioral tests measured to indicate the anxiolytic and memory improvement role of exercise and NOS inhibition...
August 30, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853239/acpa-acarpa-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-azurophilic-granules-sing-the-blues
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EDITORIAL
William F C Rigby, Sladjana Skopelja-Gardner, Jonathan D Jones
Arginine and lysine are distinguished by their identity as the most cationic (basic) amino acids. They are also the target of many post-translational modifications, e.g. acetylation, citrullination, hydroxylation, methylation, ubiquitination. These modifications are catalyzed by a series of enzymes, presumably to enable a tapestry of functionality by a single protein, including regulation of DNA transcription, repair and replication. Besides their functional roles in normal physiological conditions, some of these protein modifications have been recognized as inflammatory triggers and targets of autoimmune reactions...
August 29, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852442/cardiovascular-effects-of-nitrergic-system-of-the-pedunculopontine-tegmental-nucleus-in-anesthetized-rats
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Mohammad Naser Shafei, Tahereh Nikyar, Mahmoud Hosseini, Saeed Niazmand, Maryam Paseban
OBJECTIVES: Nitric oxide (NO) is an important neurotransmitter in central nervous system involved in central cardiovascular regulation. The presence of NO in the pedunculopontine tegmental (PPT) nucleus has been shown, but its cardiovascular effect has not been determined. In the present study, the cardiovascular effect of NO in the PPT nucleus was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After induction of anesthesia, a polyethylene catheter (PE-50) filled with heparinized saline inserted into the femoral artery, and the blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) were continuously recorded...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844863/structural-and-functional-impacts-of-er-coactivator-sequential-recruitment
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Ping Yi, Zhao Wang, Qin Feng, Chao-Kai Chou, Grigore D Pintilie, Hong Shen, Charles E Foulds, Guizhen Fan, Irina Serysheva, Steven J Ludtke, Michael F Schmid, Mien-Chie Hung, Wah Chiu, Bert W O'Malley
Nuclear receptors recruit multiple coactivators sequentially to activate transcription. This "ordered" recruitment allows different coactivator activities to engage the nuclear receptor complex at different steps of transcription. Estrogen receptor (ER) recruits steroid receptor coactivator-3 (SRC-3) primary coactivator and secondary coactivators, p300/CBP and CARM1. CARM1 recruitment lags behind the binding of SRC-3 and p300 to ER. Combining cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) structure analysis and biochemical approaches, we demonstrate that there is a close crosstalk between early- and late-recruited coactivators...
September 7, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844215/antinociceptive-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-leaf-extracts-from-annona-tomentosa-r-e-fr
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Lilian Uchoa Carneiro, Ilna Gomes da Silva, Mirian Eliza Alves de Souza, Wellington da Silva Côrtes, Mário Geraldo de Carvalho, Bruno Guimarães Marinho
OBJECTIVE: Annona tomentosa R.E.Fr is a species not endemic to Brazil that belongs to the phytogeographic areas of the Amazon, Cerrado and Pantanal. Popularly known as "araticum rasteiro" or "araticum de moita", A. tomentosa is edible and tea made from the leaves has been used as an anti-inflammatory by native communities. There is no scientific evidence for these uses of A. tomentosa, especially those related to the control of pain and inflammation. For this reason, in the present study we evaluated the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of partitions from the methanolic extract of A...
September 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842206/potential-neurotoxicity-of-prenatal-exposure-to-sevoflurane-on-offspring-metabolomics-investigation-on-neurodevelopment-and-underlying-mechanism
#19
Jialong Jiang, Shasha Li, Yiqiao Wang, Xue Xiao, Yi Jin, Yilong Wang, Zeyong Yang, Shikai Yan, Yuanhai Li
Repeated or prolonged anesthesia to pregnant women disturbs neurodevelopment of developing infants, but its mechanism has not been elaborated absolutely. This study was conducted to investigate the mechanism of potential neurotoxicity on their offspring generation after sevoflurane anesthesia in adult animals during pregnancy based on metabolomics. 16 pregnant rats were equally assigned to sevoflurane group and control group, and serum samples were collected from their 7-day-old offspring for metabolomics analysis using ultra performance liquid chromatography coupled to time-of-flight mass spectrometry...
August 24, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839430/celecoxib-induced-gastrointestinal-liver-and-brain-lesions-in-rats-counteraction-by-bpc-157-or-l-arginine-aggravation-by-l-name
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Domagoj Drmic, Danijela Kolenc, Spomenko Ilic, Lara Bauk, Marko Sever, Anita Zenko Sever, Kresimir Luetic, Jelena Suran, Sven Seiwerth, Predrag Sikiric
AIM: To counteract/reveal celecoxib-induced toxicity and NO system involvement. METHODS: Celecoxib (1 g/kg b.w. ip) was combined with therapy with stable gastric pentadecapeptide BPC 157 (known to inhibit these lesions, 10 μg/kg, 10 ng/kg, or 1 ng/kg ip) and L-arginine (100 mg/kg ip), as well as NOS blockade [N(G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME)] (5 mg/kg ip) given alone and/or combined immediately after celecoxib. Gastrointestinal, liver, and brain lesions and liver enzyme serum values in rats were assessed at 24 h and 48 h thereafter...
August 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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