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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432445/promising-effects-of-xanthine-oxidase-inhibition-by-allopurinol-on-autonomic-heart-regulation-estimated-by-heart-rate-variability-hrv-analysis-in-rats-exposed-to-hypoxia-and-hyperoxia
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Stanisław Zajączkowski, Wiesław Ziółkowski, Piotr Badtke, Miłosz A Zajączkowski, Damian J Flis, Adam Figarski, Maria Smolińska-Bylańska, Tomasz H Wierzba
BACKGROUND: It has long been suggested that reactive oxygen species (ROS) play a role in oxygen sensing via peripheral chemoreceptors, which would imply their involvement in chemoreflex activation and autonomic regulation of heart rate. We hypothesize that antioxidant affect neurogenic cardiovascular regulation through activation of chemoreflex which results in increased control of sympathetic mechanism regulating heart rhythm. Activity of xanthine oxidase (XO), which is among the major endogenous sources of ROS in the rat has been shown to increase during hypoxia promote oxidative stress...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405618/photosensitive-nanoparticles-combining-vascular-independent-intratumor-distribution-and-on-demand-oxygen-depot-delivery-for-enhanced-cancer-photodynamic-therapy
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Caiyan Zhao, Yujia Tong, Xianlei Li, Leihou Shao, Long Chen, Jianqing Lu, Xiongwei Deng, Xuan Wang, Yan Wu
In drug delivery, the poor tumor perfusion results in disappointing therapeutic efficacy. Nanomedicines for photodynamic therapy (PDT) greatly need deep tumor penetration due to short lifespan and weak diffusion of the cytotoxic reactive oxygen species (ROS). The damage of only shallow cells can easily cause invasiveness and metastasis. Moreover, even if the nanomedicines enter into deeper lesion, the effectiveness of PDT is limited due to the hypoxic microenvironment. Here, a deep penetrating and oxygen self-sufficient PDT nanoparticle is developed for balanced ROS distribution within tumor and efficient cancer therapy...
February 6, 2018: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301595/secreted-frizzled-related-protein-5-sfrp5-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Dong-Mei Zhang, Rong Huang, Yi Xiao, Feng-Ying Gong, Xu Zhong, Jin-Mei Luo
Objective Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is closely related to obesity, insulin resistance and inflammation. Secreted frizzled-related protein 5 (SFRP5) is a recently discovered adipokine. It is involved in insulin resistance and inflammation in obesity. This study aimed at evaluating the association between SFRP5 and sleeping characteristics as well as biochemical parameters of OSA patients. Methods This was a prospective case control study. Nondiabetic OSA patients and controls were consecutively recruited and divided into three groups: OSA group, apnea-hypopnea Index (AHI)≥5/h; healthy controls with normal body mass index (BMI); obese controls without OSA, and BMI > 24...
December 30, 2017: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212831/impaired-pulmonary-arterial-vasoconstriction-and-nitric-oxide-mediated-relaxation-underlie-severe-pulmonary-hypertension-in-sugen-hypoxia-rat-model
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Helen Christou, Hannes Hudalla, Zoe Michael, Evgenia Filatava, Jun Li, Minglin Zhu, Jose Possomato-Vieira, Carlos Dias-Junior, Stella Kourembanas, Raouf A Khalil
Pulmonary vasoreactivity could determine the responsiveness to vasodilators and in turn the prognosis of pulmonary hypertension (PH). We hypothesized that pulmonary vasoreactivity is impaired, and examined the underlying mechanisms, in the sugen-hypoxia rat model of severe PH. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were injected with sugen (20 mg/kg sc) and exposed to hypoxia (9% O2) for 3 weeks followed by 4 weeks in normoxia (Su/Hx), or treated with sugen alone (Su) or hypoxia alone (Hx) or neither (Nx). After hemodynamic measurements, the heart was assessed for right ventricular hypertrophy (Fulton's Index), the pulmonary artery, aorta and mesenteric arteries were isolated for vascular function studies, and contractile markers were measured in pulmonary artery using quantitative PCR...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983603/inflammatory-and-oxidative-stress%C3%A2-associated-factors-in-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-in-chinese-patients-rats-lymphocytes-and-endotheliocytes
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Hui Ren, Ke Hu
In order to investigate the association between inflammatory and oxidative stress (OS)‑associated factors in chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), 238 CIH patients and 156 healthy volunteers were included. CIH rat and lymphocytes were used as experimental models. Interleukin (IL)‑6, tumor necrosis factor‑α (TNF‑α), C‑reactive protein (CRP), nitric oxide (NO) and nitric oxide synthase (NOS) were analyzed. Patients with CIH were older, with hypertension, increased heart rate (HR) and body mass index (BMI), and there were more males than females...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960823/changes-in-inflammatory-mediators-as-a-result-of-intermittent-hypoxia-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Volkan Sozer, Müge Kutnu, Ersan Atahan, Buket Calıskaner Ozturk, Ergi Hysi, Cansu Cabuk, Benan Musellim, Gonul Simsek, Hafize Uzun
BACKGROUND: Inflammation plays an important role in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship of serum C-reactive protein(CRP), pentraxin-3(PTX-3), procalcitonin(ProCT), interleukin-33(IL-33) and its soluble receptor ST2 (sST2) with the syndrome severity and to show theirs importance as biomarkers. METHODS: This study comprises a total of 84 identical (sex and age wise) cases. Full-night polysomnography was performed in each patient...
September 29, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901415/effect-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-therapy-on-inflammatory-cytokines-and-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome
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Fa Jin, Jiannan Liu, Xiuwei Zhang, Wei Cai, Yuqiong Zhang, Wei Zhang, Jian Yang, Gan Lu, Xilong Zhang
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is known to be a risk factor for atherosclerosis (AS), derived from a series of chronic inflammatory reactions caused by hypoxia. However, the association between chronic inflammation and high blood pressure caused by hypoxia remains to be fully elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on inflammatory cytokines and AS. A total of 100 patients with OSAS and 50 healthy control subjects were enrolled...
November 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856612/the-value-of-c-reactive-protein-in-infection-diagnosis-and-prognosis-in-elderly-patients
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Omer Karasahin, Pınar Tosun Tasar, Ozge Timur, Filiz Yıldırım, Dogan Nasır Binici, Sevnaz Sahin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the value of C-reactive protein level in the diagnosis and prognosis of infection in elderly patients. STUDY POPULATION: This prospective study included inpatients in the palliative care unit during the 1-year period between January 2016 and January 2017. Patients' demographic data, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation score, and Charlson Comorbidity Index were recorded. RESULTS: A total of 233 patients were included in the study...
August 30, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732027/serum-irisin-and-myostatin-levels-after-2-weeks-of-high-altitude-climbing
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Ewa Śliwicka, Tomasz Cisoń, Zbigniew Kasprzak, Alicja Nowak, Łucja Pilaczyńska-Szcześniak
Exposure to high-altitude hypoxia causes physiological and metabolic adaptive changes by disturbing homeostasis. Hypoxia-related changes in skeletal muscle affect the closely interconnected energy and regeneration processes. The balance between protein synthesis and degradation in the skeletal muscle is regulated by several molecules such as myostatin, cytokines, vitamin D, and irisin. This study investigates changes in irisin and myostatin levels in male climbers after a 2-week high-altitude expedition, and their association with 25(OH)D and indices of inflammatory processes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683458/oral-nitrate-increases-microvascular-reactivity-and-the-number-of-visible-perfused-microvessels-in-healthy-volunteers
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Louis Kolb, Diego Orbegozo, Jacques Creteur, Jean-Charles Preiser, Jean-Louis Vincent, Daniel De Backer
Nitric oxide (NO) plays an important role in controlling microcirculatory function, but the effects of exogenous administration of nitrate (NO3-) on the microcirculation have not been well studied. We evaluated whether NO3- could influence the microvascular response to hypoxia in 17 healthy volunteers. We used a vascular occlusion test (VOT) to assess the response of near-infrared spectroscopy-derived indexes to hypoxic stress before and 2 h 15 min after oral administration of 800 mg potassium nitrate. We also monitored changes in the sublingual microcirculation using side-stream dark-field (SDF) video microscopy...
2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598398/right-vs-left-sided-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-differences-in-tumor-biology-and-bevacizumab-efficacy
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Paola Ulivi, Emanuela Scarpi, Elisa Chiadini, Giorgia Marisi, Martina Valgiusti, Laura Capelli, Andrea Casadei Gardini, Manlio Monti, Silvia Ruscelli, Giovanni Luca Frassineti, Daniele Calistri, Dino Amadori, Alessandro Passardi
There is evidence of a different response to treatment with regard to the primary tumor localization (right-sided or left-sided) in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). We analyzed the different outcomes and biomolecular characteristics in relation to tumor localization in 122 of the 370 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer enrolled onto the phase III prospective multicenter "Italian Trial in Advanced Colorectal Cancer (ITACa)", randomized to receive first-line chemotherapy (CT) or CT plus bevacizumab (CT + B)...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565876/effects-of-17%C3%AE-estradiol-and-2-methoxyestradiol-on-the-oxidative-stress-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-pathway-in-hypoxic-pulmonary-hypertensive-rats
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Li Wang, Quan Zheng, Yadong Yuan, Yanpeng Li, Xiaowei Gong
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of 17β-estradiol (E2) and 2-methoxyestradiol (2ME) on the oxidative stress-hypoxia inducible factor-1 (OS-HIF-1) pathway in hypoxic pulmonary hypertensive rats. Female Sprague-Dawley rats were divided randomly into 4 groups, as follows: i) Control (Group A); ii) ovariectomy (OVX) + hypoxia (Group B); iii) OVX + hypoxia + E2 injection (Group C); and iv) 2ME injection (Group D). The rats were maintained under hypoxic conditions for 8 weeks, and mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) and pulmonary arteriole morphology were measured...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469720/a-study-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-specific-causes-of-osteoporosis-with-emphasis-on-the-emphysema-phenotype
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Mona Ali Fouda, Esam Hamad Alhamad, Mohammed Saleh Al-Hajjaj, Shaffi Ahmed Shaik, Ahmad Amer Alboukai, Feisal Abdulla Al-Kassimi
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis, the most common extra-pulmonary complication of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), may be related to general causes or COPD-specific causes such as low forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) and hypoxia. A few studies reported that emphysema is an independent risk factor for osteoporosis. However, other workers considered the association to be confounded by low FEV1 and low body mass index (BMI) which cluster with emphysema. AIMS: To study the association between osteoporosis and emphysema in a model that includes these potentially confounding factors...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432036/increased-inflammation-from-childhood-to-adolescence-predicts-sleep-apnea-in-boys-a-preliminary-study
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Jordan Gaines, Alexandros N Vgontzas, Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, Fan He, Susan L Calhoun, Duanping Liao, Edward O Bixler
While chronic systemic inflammation in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been traditionally considered a consequence of intermittent hypoxia, several treatment studies targeting inflammation suggest that this process may precede the development of the disorder. A recent cross-sectional study in the Penn State Child Cohort (PSCC) revealed that inflammation largely mediates the association between visceral adiposity and OSA in adolescence. The purpose of this study was to examine for the first time whether, longitudinally, inflammation precedes OSA during this developmental period...
April 18, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358847/alpha-1-antitrypsin-suppresses-oxidative-stress-in-preeclampsia-by-inhibiting-the-p38mapk-signaling-pathway-an-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-study
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Ya-Ling Feng, Yong-Xiang Yin, Jian Ding, Hua Yuan, Lan Yang, Jian-Juan Xu, Ling-Qin Hu
This present study was designed to investigate the effects of alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAT) on oxidative stress in preeclampsia (PE) by regulating p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38MAPK) signaling pathway. HTR8/SVneo cells were randomly assigned into normal, hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R), HR + AAT and HR + siRNA-AAT groups. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blotting were used to detect the mRNA and protein expressions of p-p38MAPK, AAT, signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1) and activating transcription factor2 (ATF2)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271327/hypoxia-and-inflammation-indicate-significant-differences-in-the-severity-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-within-similar-apnea-hypopnea-index-groups
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Aynur Yilmaz Avci, Suat Avci, Huseyin Lakadamyali, Ufuk Can
PURPOSE: We determined whether hypoxia parameters are associated with C-reactive protein (CRP), mean platelet volume (MPV), white matter hyperintensity (WMH), and the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and also evaluated whether hypoxia parameters, CRP, MPV, and WMH differ in patients with similar apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) scores. METHODS: A total of 297 patients, who were evaluated using polysomnography, were assessed retrospectively. The measured hypoxia parameters included total sleep time with oxygen saturation <90% (ST90), percentage of cumulative time with oxygen saturation <90% (CT90), and lowest oxygen saturation (min SaO2)...
March 7, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153212/nocturnal-intermittent-hypoxia-and-short-sleep-duration-are-independently-associated-with-elevated-c-reactive-protein-levels-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Ryoma Fukuoka, Takashi Kohno, Shun Kohsaka, Ryo Yanagisawa, Takashi Kawakami, Kentaro Hayashida, Hideaki Kanazawa, Shinsuke Yuasa, Yuichiro Maekawa, Motoaki Sano, Keiichi Fukuda
BACKGROUND: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) or short sleep duration and coronary artery disease (CAD) are related, yet, the prevalence of SDB and short sleep duration as well as their mechanism remain unknown. Enhanced vascular inflammation is also implicated as one of the pathophysiologic mechanisms in CAD. The aims of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of patients with SDB and short sleep duration, and to examine their relationship with serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level in CAD patients...
January 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913427/intermittent-hypoxia-during-recovery-from-neonatal-hyperoxic-lung-injury-causes-long-term-impairment-of-alveolar-development-a-new-rat-model-of-bpd
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Anastasiya Mankouski, Crystal Kantores, Mathew J Wong, Julijana Ivanovska, Amish Jain, Eric J Benner, Stanley N Mason, A Keith Tanswell, Richard L Auten, Robert P Jankov
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is a chronic lung injury characterized by impaired alveologenesis that may persist into adulthood. Rat models of BPD using varying degrees of hyperoxia to produce injury either cause early mortality or spontaneously recover following removal of the inciting stimulus, thus limiting clinical relevance. We sought to refine an established rat model induced by exposure to 60% O2 from birth by following hyperoxia with intermittent hypoxia (IH). Rats exposed from birth to air or 60% O2 until day 14 were recovered in air with or without IH (FIO2 = 0...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844208/sirtuins-1-7-expression-in-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-from-subcutaneous-and-visceral-fat-depots-influence-of-obesity-and-hypoxia
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Stefania Mariani, Giuliana Di Rocco, Gabriele Toietta, Matteo A Russo, Elisa Petrangeli, Luisa Salvatori
The sirtuin family comprises seven NAD(+)-dependent deacetylases which control the overall health of organisms through the regulation of pleiotropic metabolic pathways. Sirtuins are important modulators of adipose tissue metabolism and their expression is higher in lean than obese subjects. At present, the role of sirtuins in adipose-derived stem cells has not been investigated yet. Therefore, in this study, we evaluated the expression of the complete panel of sirtuins in adipose-derived stem cells isolated from both subcutaneous and visceral fat of non-obese and obese subjects...
September 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699083/oxidative-stress-induced-telomere-length-shortening-of-circulating-leukocyte-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Kyung Soo Kim, Jin Wook Kwak, Su Jin Lim, Yong Kyun Park, Hoon Shik Yang, Hyun Jik Kim
The main mechanism of pathogenesis which causes systemic complications in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients is believed to be intermittent hypoxia-induced intermediary effect and it depends on the burden of oxidative stress during sleep. We aimed to search the predictive markers which reflect the burden of systemic oxidative stress in patients with OSA and whether excessive telomere length shortening is a characteristic feature that can assess oxidative stress levels. We used quantitative PCR to measure telomere length using peripheral blood genomic DNA...
October 2016: Aging and Disease
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