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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222107/transcriptional-response-to-131i-exposure-of-rat-thyroid-gland
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Nils Rudqvist, Johan Spetz, Emil Schüler, Toshima Z Parris, Britta Langen, Khalil Helou, Eva Forssell-Aronsson
Humans are exposed to 131I in medical diagnostics and treatment but also from nuclear accidents, and better knowledge of the molecular response in thyroid is needed. The aim of the study was to examine the transcriptional response in thyroid tissue 24 h after 131I administration in rats. The exposure levels were chosen to simulate both the clinical situation and the case of nuclear fallout. Thirty-six male rats were i.v. injected with 0-4700 kBq 131I, and killed at 24 h after injection (Dthyroid = 0.0058-3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220870/long-term-use-of-ceftriaxone-sodium-induced-changes-in-gut-microbiota-and-immune-system
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Yanjie Guo, Xuefei Yang, Yane Qi, Shu Wen, Yinhui Liu, Shaoying Tang, Rongsheng Huang, Li Tang
Antibiotic administration, while facilitating clearance of targeted infections, also perturbs commensal microbial communities. Previous studies have all focused on the effects of short term use of antibiotics. Here, we focus on the effects of long term use of antibiotic on gut microbiota and immunity. BALB/c mice received saline or different doses of ceftriaxone sodium (100, 200 and 400 mg/mL) via daily gavage for 150 days. Alterations of fecal microbiota, small intestine histopathology, body weight, spleen index, serum IgG, mucus SIgA, IFN-γ/IL-4 ratio, CD4/CD8 ratio and CD4(+)CD25(+) cells were evaluated...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218740/maresin1-stimulates-alveolar-fluid-clearance-through-the-alveolar-epithelial-sodium-channel-na-k-atpase-via-the-alx-pi3k-nedd4-2-pathway
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Jun-Li Zhang, Xiao-Jun Zhuo, Jing Lin, Ling-Chun Luo, Wei-Yang Ying, Xiang Xie, Hua-Wei Zhang, Jing-Xiang Yang, Dan Li, Fang Gao Smith, Sheng-Wei Jin
Maresin1 (MaR1) is a new docosahexaenoic acid-derived pro-resolving agent that promotes the resolution of inflammation. In this study, we sought to investigate the effect and underlining mechanisms of MaR1 in modulating alveolar fluid clearance (AFC) on LPS-induced acute lung injury. MaR1 was injected intravenously or administered by instillation (200 ng/kg) 8 h after LPS (14 mg/kg) administration and AFC was measured in live rats. In primary rat alveolar type II epithelial cells, MaR1 (100 nM) was added to the culture medium with lipopolysaccharide for 6 h...
February 20, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218693/propylene%C3%A2-glycol%C3%A2-alginate%C3%A2-sodium%C3%A2-sulfate%C3%A2-alleviates%C3%A2-cerulein-induced%C3%A2-acute%C3%A2-pancreatitis%C3%A2-by%C3%A2-modulating%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-mek-erk%C3%A2-pathway%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-mice
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Hui Zhang, Yueyue Li, Linqiang Li, Hua Liu, Liangkai Hu, Ying Dai, Jianqing Chen, Shuqi Xu, Weimin Chen, Xiaorong Xu, Xuanfu Xu
Previous studies have focused on the effects of propylene glycol alginate sodium sulfate  (PSS)  against  thrombosis,  but  the  anti-inflammatory  potential  is  unknown.  Therefore,  we  specifically focused on the protective effects of PSS on cerulein-induced acute pancreatitis (AP)  using a mouse model, and investigated the mechanism of PSS on autophagy and apoptosis via the  Mitogen-activated  protein  kinase  (MEK)/extracellular  signal-regulated  kinase  (ERK)  pathway...
February 17, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218478/exceptionally-high-ionic-conductivity-in-na3-p0-62-as0-38-s4-with-improved-moisture-stability-for-solid-state-sodium-ion-batteries
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Zhaoxin Yu, Shun-Li Shang, Joo-Hwan Seo, Daiwei Wang, Xiangyi Luo, Qingquan Huang, Shuru Chen, Jun Lu, Xiaolin Li, Zi-Kui Liu, Donghai Wang
A Na-ion solid-state electrolyte, Na3 P0.62 As0.38 S4 , is developed with an exceptionally high conductivity of 1.46 mS cm(-1) at 25 °C and enhanced moisture stability. Dual effects of alloying element As (lattice expansion and a weaker AsS bond strength) are responsible for the superior conductivity. Improved moisture stability is regulated by shifting low energy moisture reactions to high energy ones due to As.
February 20, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217922/characterization-of-e-ntpdase-ec-3-6-1-5-activity-in-hepatic-lymphocytes-a-different-activity-profile-from-peripheral-lymphocytes
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Pedro H Doleski, Stephen A Adefegha, Fernanda L Cabral, Daniela B R Leal
: The activity of ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase (E-NTPDase; EC 3.6.1.5) was characterized in hepatic lymphocytes (HL) of rats. For this purpose, a specific method for the isolation of lymphocytes from hepatic tissue was developed. Subsequently, E-NTPDase activity of rat HL was compared with that of rat peripheral lymphocytes. The HL showed high cell count and viability. Also, the characterization test revealed that the optimal E-NTPDase activities were attained at 37°C and pH 8...
February 19, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216895/vincamine-alleviates-amyloid-%C3%AE-25-35-peptides-induced-cytotoxicity-in-pc12-cells
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Jianfeng Han, Qiumin Qu, Jin Qiao, Jie Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Vincamine is a plant alkaloid used clinically as a peripheral vasodilator that increases cerebral blood flow and oxygen and glucose utilization by neural tissue to combat the effect of aging. The main purpose of the present study is to investigate the influence of vincamine on amyloid-β 25-35 (Aβ25-35) induced cytotoxicity, to gain a better understanding of the neuroprotective effects of this clinically used anti-Alzheimer's disease drug. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Oxidative stress was assessed by measuring malondialdehyde, glutathione, and superoxide dismutase (SOD) levels...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216890/evaluate-the-antigenotoxicity-and-anticancer-role-of-%C3%AE-sitosterol-by-determining-oxidative-dna-damage-and-the-expression-of-phosphorylated-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-c-fos-c-jun-and-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor
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Ramalingam Sharmila, Ganapathy Sindhu
BACKGROUND: Plant sterols are the major source of micronutrients and have not shown any obvious side effects in human. β-sitosterol is one of the most prevalent phytosterols which have been recorded in ancient medicinal history for its use in the treatment of many chronic diseases, especially cancer. The modulations of mitogen-activated protein kinases' (MAPKs') play a crucial role in the development of human renal cell carcinoma. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study is to evaluate the antigenotoxic and anticancer role of β-sitosterol against renal carcinogen...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216392/nitrergic-cardiovascular-regulation-in-the-african-lungfish-protopterus-aethiopicus
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Renato Filogonio, William Joyce, Tobias Wang
As a ubiquitous signaling molecule, nitric oxide (NO) exerts various important effects on the cardiovascular system and is involved in the regulation of vascular tone and myocardial metabolism in vertebrates. Lungfishes are closely related to tetrapods and provide an interesting possibility to understand the transition from water to land. Lungfishes are endowed with both systemic and pulmonary circulations, and their incompletely divided ventricle allows for blood to bypass either circuit. Lungfishes inhabit ephemeral waterbodies that may enforce prolonged aestivation during drought, throughout which nitric oxide synthase (NOS) expression is upregulated...
February 16, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216386/serotonin-disturbs-colon-epithelial-tolerance-of-commensal-e-coli-by-increasing-nox-2-derived-superoxide
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Suhrid Banskota, Sushil Chandra Regmi, Jaya Gautam, Pallavi Gurung, Yu-Jeong Lee, Sae Kwang Ku, Jin-Hyung Lee, Jintae Lee, Hyeun Wook Chang, Sang Joon Park, Jung-Ae Kim
Adherent-invasive E. coli colonization and Toll-like receptor (TLR) expression are increased in the gut of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. However, the underlying mechanism of such changes has not been determined. In the current study, it was examined whether gut serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) can induce adherent-invasive E. coli colonization and increase TLR expression. In a co-culture system, commensal E. coli strain (BW25113, BW) adhered minimally to colon epithelial cells, but this was significantly enhanced by 5-HT to the level of a pathogenic strain (EDL933)...
February 16, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214518/potentiating-slc-transporter-activity-emerging-drug-discovery-opportunities
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Marie-Laure Rives, Jonathan A Javitch, Alan D Wickenden
Maintaining the integrity of cellular membranes is critical to protecting metabolic activities and genetic information from the environment. Regulation of transport across membranes of essential chemicals, including water, nutrients, hormones and many drugs, is therefore key to cellular homeostasis and physiological processes. The two main transporter superfamilies are ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters that primarily function as efflux transporters, and the solute carrier (SLC) transporters. SLC transporters encompass 52 gene families with almost 400 different human transporter genes...
February 15, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213560/identification-of-putative-substrates-of-sec2-a-chloroplast-inner-envelope-translocase
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Yubing Li, Jonathan R Martin, Giovanni A Aldama, Donna E Fernandez, Kenneth Cline
Most chloroplast proteins are synthesized in the cytosol and imported into chloroplasts. Many imported proteins are further targeted to the thylakoid membrane and lumen by the SEC1, TAT or SRP/ALB3 translocases. Others are targeted to the inner chloroplast envelope membrane by un-described translocase(s). Recently, a second SEC system (SEC2) consisting of SCY2, SECE2, and SECA2 was found in the chloroplast envelope. Null mutants of SCY2 in Arabidopsis exhibit a severe embryo lethal phenotype. To investigate the function of SEC2 system in plants, we used inducible RNAi to knockdown SCY2 in Arabidopsis...
February 17, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213447/the-drosophila-postsynaptic-deg-enac-channel-ppk29-contributes-to-excitatory-neurotransmission
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Alexis Hill, Xingguo Zheng, Xiling Li, Ross McKinney, Dion Dickman, Yehuda Ben-Shahar
The protein family of Degenerin/Epithelial Sodium Channels (DEG/ENaC) is comprised of diverse animal-specific, non-voltage-gated ion channels that play important roles in regulating cationic gradients across epithelial barriers. Some family members are also enriched in neural tissues in both vertebrates and invertebrates. However, the specific neurophysiological functions of most DEG/ENaC-encoding genes remain poorly understood. The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is an excellent model for deciphering the functions of DEG/ENaC genes because its genome encodes an exceptionally large number of DEG/ENaC subunits termed pickpocket (ppk) 1-31 Here we demonstrate that ppk29 contributes specifically to the postsynaptic modulation of excitatory synaptic transmission at the larval neuromuscular junction (NMJ)...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210957/forced-treadmill-exercise-prevents-spatial-memory-deficits-in-aged-rats-probably-through-the-activation-of-na-k-atpase-in-the-hippocampus
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Cláudia Vanzella, Eduardo Farias Sanches, Felipe Kawa Odorcyk, Fabrício Nicola, Janaína Kolling, Aline Longoni, Tiago Marcon Dos Santos, Angela Terezinha de Souza Wyse, Carlos Alexandre Netto
Regular physical activity has shown to improve the quality of life and to prevent age-related memory deficits. Memory processing requires proper regulation of several enzymes such as sodium-potassium adenosine triphosphatase (Na(+), K(+)-ATPase) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE), which have a pivotal role in neuronal transmission. The present study investigated the effects of a treadmill running protocol in young (3 months), mature (6 months) and aged (22 months) Wistar rats, on: (a) cognitive function, as assessed in the Water maze spatial tasks; (b) Na(+), K(+)-ATPase and AChE activities in the hippocampus following cognitive training alone or treadmill running combined with cognitive training...
February 16, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208809/a-lipid-emulsion-reverses-toxic-dose-bupivacaine-induced-vasodilation-during-tyrosine-phosphorylation-evoked-contraction-in-isolated-rat-aortae
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Seong-Ho Ok, Soo Hee Lee, Seong-Chun Kwon, Mun Hwan Choi, Il-Woo Shin, Sebin Kang, Miyeong Park, Jeong-Min Hong, Ju-Tae Sohn
The goal of this in vitro study was to examine the effect of a lipid emulsion on toxic-dose bupivacaine-induced vasodilation in a model of tyrosine phosphatase inhibitor sodium orthovanadate-induced contraction in endothelium-denuded rat aortae and to elucidate the associated cellular mechanism. The effect of a lipid emulsion on vasodilation induced by a toxic dose of a local anesthetic during sodium orthovanadate-induced contraction was examined. In addition, the effects of various inhibitors, either bupivacaine alone or a lipid emulsion plus bupivacaine, on protein kinase phosphorylation induced by sodium orthovanadate in rat aortic vascular smooth muscle cells was examined...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208271/cation-dependent-surface-charge-regulation-in-gated-nanofluidic-devices
#16
Marie Fuest, Kaushik K Rangharajan, Caitlin Boone, A T Conlisk, Shaurya Prakash
Surface charge governs nanoscale aqueous electrolyte transport, both in engineered analytical systems and in biological entities such as ion channels and ion pumps as a function of ion type and concentration. Embedded electrodes in a nanofluidic channel, isolated from the fluid in the channel by a dielectric layer, act as active, tunable gates to systematically modify local surface charge density at the interface between the nanochannel surface and the aqueous electrolyte solution, causing significant changes in measured nanochannel conductance...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205548/the-complete-structure-of-an-activated-open-sodium-channel
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Altin Sula, Jennifer Booker, Leo C T Ng, Claire E Naylor, Paul G DeCaen, B A Wallace
Voltage-gated sodium channels (Navs) play essential roles in excitable tissues, with their activation and opening resulting in the initial phase of the action potential. The cycling of Navs through open, closed and inactivated states, and their closely choreographed relationships with the activities of other ion channels lead to exquisite control of intracellular ion concentrations in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Here we present the 2.45 Å resolution crystal structure of the complete NavMs prokaryotic sodium channel in a fully open conformation...
February 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205325/wholegrain-oat-diet-changes-the-expression-of-genes-associated-with-intestinal-bile-acid-transport
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Kristina E Andersson, Aakash Chawade, Narda Thuresson, Ana Rascon, Rickard Öste, Olov Sterner, Olof Olsson, Per Hellstrand
SCOPE: The molecular mechanisms underlying the cholesterol-lowering properties of oats are only partly known. To study possible pathways involved, we investigated gene expressions in the liver and small intestine of mice fed oats. METHOD AND RESULTS: Cholesterol and bile acids were analysed in plasma and faeces from LDL-receptor deficient (LDLr(-/-) ) mice fed Western diet with wholegrain oats. A transcriptome analysis of mRNA from liver and jejunum was performed together with quantitative RT-PCR...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202581/identification-and-functional-implications-of-sodium-myo-inositol-cotransporter-1-in-pancreatic-beta-cells-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Stephen Yu Ting Li, Sam Tsz Wai Cheng, Dan Zhang, Po Sing Leung
Myo-inositol (MI), the precursor of the second messenger phosphoinositide (PI), mediates multiple cellular events. Rat islets exhibit active transport of MI, though the mechanism involved remains elusive. Here, we report, for the first time, the expression of sodium/myo-inositol cotransporter 1 (SMIT1) in rat islets and specifically, β-cells. Genetic or pharmacological inhibition of SMIT impaired glucose-stimulated insulin secretion by INS-1E cells, probably via down-regulation of PI signaling. Additionally, we found that SMIT1 expression in INS-1E cells and isolated islets was augmented by acute high-glucose exposure and reduced in chronic hyperglycemia conditions...
February 15, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196860/the-nclx-type-na-ca-2-exchanger-ncx-9-is-required-for-patterning-of-neural-circuits-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Vishal Sharma, Soumitra Roy, Israel Sekler, Damien M O'Halloran
NCLX is a Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger that uses energy stored in the transmembrane sodium gradient to facilitate the exchange of sodium ions for ionic calcium. Mammals have a single NCLX, which has been shown to function primarily at the mitochondrion and is an important regulator of neuronal physiology by contributing to neurotransmission and synaptic plasticity. The role of NCLX in developmental cell patterning, for example, in neural circuits, is largely unknown. Here we describe a novel role for the Caenorhabditis elegans NCLX-type protein, NCX-9, in neural circuit formation...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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