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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551554/antihyperalgesic-activity-of-a-mexicanolide-isolated-from-swietenia-humilis-extract-in-nicotinamide-streptozotocin-hyperglycemic-mice
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Berenice Ovalle-Magallanes, Myrna Déciga-Campos, Rachel Mata
Swietenia humilis Zucc. (Meliaceae) seeds are used in Mexico for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Mexicanolides are the main hypoglycemic and antihyperglycemic compounds of the species. This study was conducted to investigate the antihyperalgesic effect of an aqueous extract of the seeds of Swietenia humilis (SHAE) and of mexicanolide 2-hydroxy-destigloyl-6-deoxyswietenine acetate (1), using the formalin test in mice. The antihyperalgesic actions of SHAE and mexicanolide 1, as well as its possible transductional activity, were assessed in nicotinamide-streptozotocin (NA-STZ) hyperglycemic mice...
May 25, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550175/chronic-hypoxia-attenuates-the-vasodilator-efficacy-of-protein-kinase-g-in-fetal-and-adult-ovine-cerebral-arteries
#2
Richard B Thorpe, Margaret C Hubbell, Jinjutha Silpanisong, James M Williams, William J Pearce
Long-term hypoxia (LTH) attenuates nitric oxide (NO) induced vasorelaxation in ovine middle cerebral arteries. Because cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG) is an important mediator of NO signaling in vascular smooth muscle, we tested the hypothesis that LTH diminishes the ability of PKG to interact with target proteins and cause vasorelaxation. Prominent among proteins that regulate vascular tone is the large conductance calcium-sensitive potassium (BK) channel, which is a substrate for PKG and is responsive to phosphorylation on multiple serine/threonine residues...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549859/ethnopharmacological-investigations-of-the-cardio-renal-properties-of-a-native-species-from-the-region-of-pantanal-state-of-mato-grosso-do-sul-brazil
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Cleide Adriane Signor Tirloni, Francislaine Aparecida Dos Reis Lívero, Rhanany Alan Calloi Palozi, Renan César Alves Silveira, Paulo César de Paula Vasconcelos, Roosevelt Isaias Carvalho Souza, Ariany Carvalho Dos Santos, Valter Paes de Almeida, Jane Manfron Budel, Lauro Mera de Souza, Arquimedes Gasparotto Junior
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Acanthospermum hispidum DC. is an important medicinal herb that belongs to family Asteraceae, popularly used as a diuretic and hypotensive in the region of Pantanal, state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Despite the relevance of this species throughout the country, there are no detailed studies about its possible ethnobotanical indication. AIM: To carry out a detailed ethnopharmacological investigation of the cardio-renal properties of A...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543930/further-analysis-of-acute-antinociceptive-and-anti-inflammatory-actions-of-4-phenylselenyl-7-chloroquinoline-in-mice
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Vanessa D G Silva, Angélica S Reis, Mikaela Pinz, Caren A R da Fonseca, Luis Fernando B Duarte, Juliano A Roehrs, Diego Alves, Cristiane Luchese, Ethel A Wilhelm
A new quinoline containing selenium, 4-phenylselenyl-7-chloroquinoline (4-PSQ), was described and synthetized by our research group. Recently, we demonstrated the potential antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory of 4-PSQ. For this reason, the first objective of this study was to expand our previous findings by investigating the contribution of glutamatergic, serotonergic and nitrergic systems to the acute antinociceptive action of this compound. Pretreatment with 4-PSQ (0.01-25 mg/kg, p.o.) reduced the nociception induced by glutamate...
May 23, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542722/a-homozygous-potentially-pathogenic-variant-in-the-paxbp1-gene-in-a-large-family-with-global-developmental-delay-and-myopathic-hypotonia
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Essa Alharby, Alia M Albalawi, Abdul Nasir, Sabri A Alhijji, Amer Mahmood, Khushnooda Ramzan, Firoz Abdusamad, Abdulkarim Aljohani, Osama Abdelsalam, Amr Eldardear, Sulman Basit
PAX binding protein 1 (PAXBP1) is an adaptor protein linking the transcription factor PAX3 and PAX7 to the histone methylation machinery. PAXBP1 is a nuclear protein and its high expression is known in brain cerebellar hemisphere and cerebellum. Moreover, it is also found in abundance in muscle precursor cells that are involved in myogenesis and skeletal muscles formation. Whole genome SNP genotyping and exome sequencing in a family with distinct syndrome of global developmental delay and hypotonia mapped the disease locus to the chromosome 21q22...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537268/global-mapping-of-carm1-substrates-defines-enzyme-specificity-and-substrate-recognition
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Evgenia Shishkova, Hao Zeng, Fabao Liu, Nicholas W Kwiecien, Alexander S Hebert, Joshua J Coon, Wei Xu
Protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) introduce arginine methylation, a post-translational modification with the increasingly eminent role in normal physiology and disease. PRMT4 or coactivator-associated arginine methyltransferase 1 (CARM1) is a propitious target for cancer therapy; however, few CARM1 substrates are known, and its mechanism of substrate recognition is poorly understood. Here we employed a quantitative mass spectrometry approach to globally profile CARM1 substrates in breast cancer cell lines...
May 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535671/synergistic-effects-of-arginine-and-methyl-salicylate-on-alleviating-postharvest-disease-caused-by-botrysis-cinerea-in-tomato-fruit
#7
Xinhua Zhang, Dedong Min, Fujun Li, Nana Ji, Demei Meng, Ling Li
The effect of L-arginine (Arg, 1 mM) and methyl salicylate (MeSA, 0.05 mM) either separately or combined on gray mold caused by Botrytis cinerea in tomato fruit was investigated. The results showed that the application of Arg or MeSA alone could reduce gray mold and the combined treatment was more effective in inhibiting fungal decay during storage than each treatment separately. The combined treatment not only increased the activities of antioxidant enzymes such as superoxide dismutase, catalase and peroxidase, but also enhanced the gene expression levels of pathogenesis-related protein 1 and the activities of defense enzymes including phenylalanine ammonia-lyase, polyphenol oxidase, chitinase and β-1,3-glucanase during most of the storage periods, which were associated with lower disease incidence and disease index...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533333/pgc-1%C3%AE-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-coactivator-1-%C3%AE-overexpression-in-coronary-artery-disease-recruits-no-and-hydrogen-peroxide-during-flow-mediated-dilation-and-protects-against-increased-intraluminal-pressure
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Andrew O Kadlec, Dawid S Chabowski, Karima Ait-Aissa, Joseph C Hockenberry, Mary F Otterson, Matthew J Durand, Julie K Freed, Andreas M Beyer, David D Gutterman
Blood flow through healthy human vessels releases NO to produce vasodilation, whereas in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), the mediator of dilation transitions to mitochondria-derived hydrogen peroxide (mtH2O2). Excessive mtH2O2 production contributes to a proatherosclerotic vascular milieu. Loss of PGC-1α (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator 1α) is implicated in the pathogenesis of CAD. We hypothesized that PGC-1α suppresses mtH2O2 production to reestablish NO-mediated dilation in isolated vessels from patients with CAD...
May 22, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526264/celecoxib-aggravates-cardiac-apoptosis-in-l-name-induced-pressure-overload-model-in-rats-immunohistochemical-determination-of-cardiac-caspase-3-mcl-1-bax-and-bcl-2
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Sarah M Mosaad, Sawsan A Zaitone, Abdelazim Ibrahim, Amani A El-Baz, Dina M Abo-Elmatty, Yasser M Moustafa
The mechanism of celecoxib cardiovascular adverse events was earlier investigated; yet in-depth investigations are needed to assess the involvement of its pro-apoptotic effect throughout this process. An in-vivo chronic rat model of pressure overload employing Nʷ-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) was tested at different time intervals to ensure the occurrence of persistent myocardial apoptosis along with pressure overload. Seven groups of male Wistar rats were assigned as (i) distilled water; (ii-iv) L-NAME (60 mg/kg) for 6, 12 or 16 weeks; (v-vii) L-NAME [16 weeks] + celecoxib (25, 50 or 100 mg/kg), from week 13 to week 16...
May 16, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523359/arginine-cga-codons-as-a-source-of-nonsense-mutations-a-possible-role-in-multivariant-gene-expression-control-of-mrna-quality-and-aging
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Georgy A Romanov, Victor S Sukhoverov
Methylation of cytosine residues in DNA of higher eukaryotes, including humans, creates "hot spots" of C→T transitions in the genome. The predominantly methylated sequence in mammalian DNAs is CG (CpG). Among CG-containing codons, CGA codons for arginine are unique due to their ability to create stop codons TGA (UGA in mRNA) upon epigenetic-mediated mutation. As such nonsense mutations can have a strong adverse effect on the cell and organism, we have performed a study, on the example of human genes, aimed to characterise the anticipated effects of epigenetic-mediated nonsense mutations CGA→TGA in somatic cells...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522425/development-and-characterization-of-fast-dissolving-tablets-of-oxaprozin-based-on-hybrid-systems-of-the-drug-with-cyclodextrins-and-nanoclays
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Francesca Maestrelli, Paola Mura, Marzia Cirri, Natascia Mennini, Carla Ghelardini, Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli
Previous studies highlighted an increase of the randomly-methylated-ß-cyclodextrin (RAMEB) solubilizing power towards oxaprozin when used in combination with L-arginine (ARG) or sepiolite nanoclay (SV). Therefore, the aim of this work was to investigate the possibility of maximising the RAMEB solubilizing efficacy by a joined approach based on the entrapment in SV of the drug-RAMEB-ARG complex. The quaternary nanocomposite was prepared by different techniques and characterized for solid state and dissolution properties, compared to ternary drug combinations with RAMEB-ARG, RAMEB-SV or ARG-SV...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515388/nitric-oxide-is-critical-for-avoiding-hepatic-lipid-overloading-via-il6-induction-during-liver-regeneration-after-partial-hepatectomy-in-mice
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Yue Yu, Miho Tamai, Yoh-Ichi Tagawa
Nitric oxide (NO), generated from L-arginine by three different isoforms of nitric oxide synthase (NOS), is a pleiotropic factor to regulate physiological functions in almost every organ and tissue. Each knockout mouse of iNOS or eNOS has been used to suggest that NO has a crucial role in liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy (PH), for NO may inhibit caspase 3 activity and is required for EGFR signaling. In previous reports, defective mitochondrial β-oxidation was observed in eNOS KO mice, and hepatic steatosis was often correlated to deficient liver regeneration, so we focused on metabolic perspective and hypothesized that NO depletion in PH mice would affect hepatocytic lipolysis and impair hepatocytes proliferation...
May 18, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506829/an-asymmetric-dimeric-structure-of-trmj-trna-methyltransferase-from-zymomonas-mobilis-with-a-flexible-c-terminal-dimer
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Do-Heon Gu, Mi-Young Park, Jeong-Sun Kim
The tRNA methyltransferase J (TrmJ) and D (TrmD) catalyze the transferring reaction of a methyl group to the tRNA anticodon loop. They commonly have the N-terminal domain (NTD) and the C-terminal domain (CTD). Whereas two monomeric CTDs symmetrically interact with a dimeric NTD in TrmD, a CTD dimer has exhibited an asymmetric interaction with the NTD dimer in the presence of a product. The elucidated apo-structure of the full-length TrmJ from Zymomonas mobilis ZM4 shows a dimeric CTD that asymmetrically interacts with the NTD dimer, thereby distributing non-symmetrical potential charge on the both side of the protein surface...
May 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502835/the-adma-ddah-no-pathway-in-human-vein-endothelial-cells-exposed-to-arsenite
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Citlalli Osorio-Yáñez, Miguel Chin-Chan, Luz C Sánchez-Peña, Octavio G Atzatzi-Aguilar, Jesus A Olivares-Reyes, José Segovia, Luz M Del Razo
Inorganic arsenic (iAs) exposure is related to cardiovascular disease, which is characterized by endothelial dysfunction and nitric oxide (NO) depletion. The mechanisms underlying NO depletion as related to iAs exposure are not fully understood. The endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase, asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), might be a molecular target of iAs. ADMA concentrations are regulated by proteins involved in its synthesis (arginine methyl transferase 1 [PRMT-1]) and degradation (dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolase [DDAH])...
May 11, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496412/nitric-oxide-synthase-activity-correlates-with-ogg1-in-ozone-induced-lung-injury-animal-models
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Suqin Zhang, Jianhua Li, Yuqin Li, Yufeng Liu, Hongxiang Guo, Xiaoli Xu
Background: NO is an important cellular signaling molecule which is derived from L-arginine by nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and the effects of NOS signaling in lung injury is conflicting. The present study was designed to observe the effect of NOS and Arginase signaling in the occurrence and development of lung injury and its mechanism. Methods: An ozone-stressed lung injury animal model was established by exposure to 2.0 ppm O3 for 30 min every day for consecutive 12 day with or without the administration of NO precursor L-arginine or non-selective NOS inhibitor N-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488390/mesenchymal-stem-cells-protect-from-acute-liver-injury-by-attenuating-hepatotoxicity-of-liver-nkt-cells-in-inos-and-ido-dependent-manner
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Marina Gazdic, Bojana Simovic Markovic, Ljubica Vucicevic, Tamara Nikolic, Valentin Djonov, Nebojsa Arsenijevic, Vladimir Trajkovic, Miodrag L Lukic, Vladislav Volarevic
The effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on phenotype and function of natural killer T (NKT) cells, is not understood. We used concanavalin A (ConA) - and α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer)-induced liver injury to evaluate effects of MSCs on NKT-dependent hepatotoxicity. Mouse MSCs (mMSCs) significantly reduced Con A- and α-GalCer-mediated hepatitis in C57Bl/6 mice, as demonstrated by histopathological and biochemical analysis, attenuated influx of inflammatory (T-bet(+) TNF-α, IFN-γ producing and GATA3(+) , IL-4-producing) liver NKT cells and down-regulated TNF-α, IFN-γ and IL-4 levels in the sera...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487700/l-arginine-dependent-epigenetic-regulation-of-interleukin-10-but-not-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-production-by-neonatal-regulatory-t-lymphocytes
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Hong-Ren Yu, Ching-Chang Tsai, Ling-Sai Chang, Hsin-Chun Huang, Hsin-Hsin Cheng, Jiu-Yao Wang, Jiunn-Ming Sheen, Ho-Chang Kuo, Kai-Sheng Hsieh, Ying-Hsien Huang, Kuender D Yang, Te-Yao Hsu
A growing number of diseases in humans, including trauma, certain cancers, and infection, are known to be associated with l-arginine deficiency. In addition, l-arginine must be supplemented by diet during pregnancy to aid fetal development. In conditions of l-arginine depletion, T cell proliferation is impaired. We have previously shown that neonatal blood has lower l-arginine levels than adult blood, which is associated with poor neonatal lymphocyte proliferation, and that l-arginine enhances neonatal lymphocyte proliferation through an interleukin (IL)-2-independent pathway...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484595/fetal-and-neonatal-programming-of-postnatal-growth-and-feed-efficiency-in-swine
#18
REVIEW
Yun Ji, Zhenlong Wu, Zhaolai Dai, Xiaolong Wang, Ju Li, Binggen Wang, Guoyao Wu
Maternal undernutrition or overnutrition during pregnancy alters organ structure, impairs prenatal and neonatal growth and development, and reduces feed efficiency for lean tissue gains in pigs. These adverse effects may be carried over to the next generation or beyond. This phenomenon of the transgenerational impacts is known as fetal programming, which is mediated by stable and heritable alterations of gene expression through covalent modifications of DNA and histones without changes in DNA sequences (namely, epigenetics)...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483509/nitric-oxide-in-the-nucleus-of-the-tractus-solitarius-is-involved-in-hypoglycemic-conditioned-response
#19
Beatriz A Alvarado, Mónica Lemus, Sergio Montero, Valery Melnikov, Sonia Luquín, Joaquín García-Estrada, Elena Roces de Álvarez-Buylla
The repeated injection of insulin (unconditioned stimulus, UCS) immediately followed by exposure to sensory stimulation (e.g. sound or odor; conditioned stimulus, CS) results in a learned conditioned reflex in which the exposure to the CS alone lowers blood glucose. The brain regions participating in this hypoglycemic Pavlovian response remain unknown. Here we investigate if nitric oxide (NO) in the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS), a nucleus known to be involved in glucose homeostasis, participates in this hypoglycemic reflex...
May 5, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478950/emerging-role-for-methylation-in-multiple-sclerosis-beyond-dna
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REVIEW
Lindsay M Webb, Mireia Guerau-de-Arellano
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. The inflammatory and neurodegenerative pathways driving MS are modulated by DNA, lysine, and arginine methylation, as evidenced by studies made possible by novel tools for methylation detection or loss of function. We present evidence that MS is associated with genetic variants and metabolic changes that impact on methylation. Further, we comprehensively review current understanding of how methylation can impact on central nervous system (CNS) resilience and neuroregenerative potential, as well as inflammatory versus regulatory T helper (Th) cell balance...
May 4, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
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