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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239790/anti-inflammatory-profile-of-aegle-marmelos-l-correa-bilva-with-special-reference-to-young-roots-grown-in-different-parts-of-india
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Azad Rajaram, G R Vanaja, Preeti Vyakaranam, Aparna Rachamallu, Gorla V Reddy, Kotha Anilkumar, Kalle M Arunasree, Anurag Dhyani, Narapureddy Krishna Prasad, Sakshee Sharma, Mahesh Chandra Joshi, Gaya Prasad Kimothi, N B Brindavanam, Pallu Reddanna
BACKGROUND: Aegle marmelos (Bilva) is being used in Ayurveda for the treatment of several inflammatory disorders. The plant is a member of a fixed dose combination of Dashamoola in Ayurveda. However, the usage of roots/root bark or stems is associated with sustainability concerns. OBJECTIVES: The present study is aimed to compare the anti-inflammatory properties of different extracts of young roots (year wise) and mature parts of Bilva plants collected from different geographical locations in India, so as to identify a sustainable source for Ayurvedic formulation...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236385/lipoxygenases-and-their-metabolites-in-formation-of-plant-stress-tolerance
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L M Babenko, M M Shcherbatiuk, T D Skaterna, I V Kosakivska
The review focuses on the analysis of new information concerning molecular enzymology of lipoxygenases – proteins involved in lipid peroxidation and found in animals and plants. Modern concept of structural features, catalytic characteristics and functions of lipoxygenase family enzymes as well as products of their catalytic activity in plants have been discussed and summarized. Issues of enzyme localization in plant cells and tissues, evolution and distribution of lipoxygenases, involvement in production of signaling substances involved in formation of adaptation response to abiotic and biotic stress factors and in regulation of lipoxygenase signal system activity are highlighted...
January 2017: Ukrainian Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235601/ruthenium-ii-arene-nsaid-complexes-inhibition-of-cyclooxygenase-and-antiproliferative-activity-against-cancer-cell-lines
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Poulami Mandal, Bidyut Kumar Kundu, Komal Vyas, Vidya Sabu, A Helen, Sandeep Singh Dhankhar, C M Nagaraja, Debojit Bhattacherjee, Krishna Pada Bhabak, Suman Mukhopadhyay
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a group of molecules which have been found to be active against cancer cells with chemopreventive properties by targeting cyclooxygenase (COX-1 and COX-2) and lipoxygenase (LOX), commonly upregulated (particularly COX-2) in malignant tumors. Arene ruthenium(ii) complexes with a pseudo-octahedral coordination environment containing different ancillary ligands have shown remarkable activity against primary and metastatic tumors as reported earlier. This work describes the synthesis of four novel ruthenium(ii)-arene complexes viz...
December 13, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234336/evolution-and-expansion-of-the-prokaryote-like-lipoxygenase-family-in-the-brown-alga-saccharina-japonica
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Linhong Teng, Wentao Han, Xiao Fan, Dong Xu, Xiaowen Zhang, Simon M Dittami, Naihao Ye
Lipoxygenase (LOX) plays important roles in fatty acid oxidation and lipid mediator biosynthesis. In this study, we give first insights into brown algal LOX evolution. Whole genome searches revealed four, three, and eleven LOXs in Ectocarpus siliculosus, Cladosiphon okamuranus, and Saccharina japonica, respectively. In phylogenetic analyses, LOXs from brown algae form a robust clade with those from prokaryotes, suggesting an ancestral origin and slow evolution. Brown algal LOXs were divided into two clades, C1 and C2 in a phylogenetic tree...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232585/synthesis-of-new-triterpenic-monomers-and-dimers-as-potential-antiproliferative-agents-and-their-molecular-docking-studies
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Aasim Saeed, Hidayat Hussain, Umair Shamraiz, Najeeb Ur Rehman, Husain Yar Khan, Amin Badshah, Lucie Heller, René Csuk, Majid Ali, Ajmal Khan, Ahmed Al-Harrasi
In the current investigation, new monomers of myrrhanone B and lupeolic acid were prepared via reaction of triterpenic acids with linkers in the presence of K2CO3. In addition, new bis-myrrhanone B homodimers, myrrhanone B-myrrhanol B heterodimers, and bis-myrrhanone β-boswellic acids heterodimer were prepared. Evaluation of these compounds on the proliferation of four different human cancer cell lines, viz., FaDu (pharynx carcinoma), A2780 (ovarian carcinoma), HT29 (colon adenocarcinoma) and A375 (malignant melanoma) has been performed...
December 9, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228980/lipoxin-a4-reverses-mesenchymal-phenotypes-to-attenuate-invasion-and-metastasis-via-the-inhibition-of-autocrine-tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Liang Zong, Ke Chen, Zhengdong Jiang, Xin Chen, Liankang Sun, Jiguang Ma, Cancan Zhou, Qinhong Xu, Wanxing Duan, Liang Han, Jianjun Lei, Xuqi Li, Qingyong Ma, Zheng Wang
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is a lethal disease in part because of its potential for aggressive invasion and metastasis. Lipoxin A4 (LXA4) is one of the metabolites that is derived from arachidonic acid and that is catalyzed by 15-lipoxygenase (15-LOX), and it has recently been reported to exhibit anti-cancer effects. However, the role of LXA4 in pancreatic cancer remains to be elucidated. METHODS: Pancreatic cell lines were treated with vehicle or LXA4, and the invasive capacity was then assessed by Transwell assays...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215396/outcomes-of-corneal-cross-linking-correlate-with-cone-specific-lysyl-oxidase-expression-in-patients-with-keratoconus
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Rohit Shetty, Nimisha Rajiv Kumar, Natasha Pahuja, Rashmi Deshmukh, KrishnaPoojita Vunnava, Valsala Gopalakrishnan Abilash, Abhijit Sinha Roy, Arkasubhra Ghosh
PURPOSE: To evaluate the correlation of visual and keratometry outcomes after corneal cross-linking (CXL) in patients with keratoconus with cone epithelium-specific gene expression levels. METHODS: Corneal epithelium was obtained from 35 eyes that underwent accelerated CXL (KXLII, 9 mW/cm for 10 min). Using corneal topography, epithelium over the cone and periphery was obtained separately from each subject. The ratio of gene expression for lysyl oxidase (LOX), matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9), bone morphogenic protein 7, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1, collagen, type I, alpha 1, and collagen, type IV, alpha 1 (COL IVA1) from the cone and peripheral cornea was correlated with the outcome of cross-linking surgery...
December 5, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211299/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induced-lox-1-cd15-polymorphonuclear-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Nan Jiang, Yan-Fang Xing, Bo Hu, Jian-Xin Tang, Hui-Min Dong, Yu-Mei He, Dan-Yun Ruan, Qing-Jian Ye, Jia-Rong Cai, Xiao-Kun Ma, Jie Chen, Xiu-Rong Cai, Ze-Xiao Lin, Xiang-Yuan Wu, Xing Li
AIM: A recent study indicated that Lectin-type oxidized LDL receptor-1 (LOX-1) was a distinct surface marker for human polymorphonuclears myeloid-derived suppressor cells (PMN-MDSC). The present study was aimed to investigate the existence LOX-1 PMN-MDSC in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. METHODS: 127 HCC patients, 10 patients with mild active chronic hepatits B, 10 liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis B, 10 liver dysplastic node with hepatitis B and 50 health control were included...
December 6, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209837/emerging-enzymatic-targets-controlling-angiogenesis-in-cancer-preclinical-evidence-and-potential-clinical-applications
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Biagio Ricciuti, Jennifer Foglietta, Rita Chiari, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Maciej Banach, Vanessa Bianconi, Matteo Pirro
Angiogenesis has always been considered as a fundamental therapeutic target for inhibiting tumor growth and metastasis. To date, anti-angiogenic treatments that have been approved are principally based on either administration of monoclonal antibodies targeting the vascular endothelial growth factor/vascular endothelial growth factor receptor axis or multikinase inhibitors. However, a growing body of evidence is pointing out the role of different classes of enzymes involved in tumor-driven angiogenesis, whose inhibition in preclinical models has already shown encouraging results...
December 4, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209148/human-colorectal-cancer-progression-correlates-with-lox-induced-ecm-stiffening
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Bo Wei, Xueling Zhou, Chenghua Liang, Xiaoming Zheng, Purun Lei, Jiafeng Fang, Xiaoyan Han, Lijing Wang, Cuiling Qi, Hongbo Wei
Some solid tumors are characterized by extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling and stiffening, which is related to solid tumor progression and aggression. However, the relationship between ECM stiffness and colorectal cancer (CRC) remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the relevance of ECM stiffness to clinicopathologic features using human CRC tissue microarrays. The results demonstrate that the expression of ECM components in CRC tissues is closely correlated with CRC progression and poor prognosis, which indicates that ECM stiffness may be associated with CRC development...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207281/dark-chilling-and-subsequent-photo-activation-modulate-expression-and-induce-reversible-association-of-chloroplast-lipoxygenase-with-thylakoid-membrane-in-runner-bean-phaseolus-coccineus-l
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Radosław Mazur, Joanna Trzcinska-Danielewicz, Piotr Kozlowski, Łucja Kowalewska, Izabela Rumak, Brian J Shiell, Agnieszka Mostowska, Wojtek P Michalski, Maciej Garstka
Lipoxygenases (LOXs) are non-haem iron-containing dioxygenases that catalyse oxygenation of polyunsaturated fatty acids. This reaction is the first step in biosynthesis of oxylipins, which play important and diverse roles in stress response. In this study, we identified four LOX genes (PcLOXA, B, C, D) in chilling-sensitive runner bean (Phaseolus coccineus L.) plant and analyzed their expression patterns during long term dark-chilling (4 °C) stress and during day/night (21ºC/4 °C) temperature fluctuations...
November 26, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207131/lysyl-oxidases-expression-and-histopathological-changes-of-the-diabetic-rat-nephron
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Jun Chen, Jie Ren, Wings T Y Loo, Liang Hao, Min Wang
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a major complication of diabetes, the accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) is considered an indication of nephropathological changes. Lysyl oxidases (LOXs) are also associated with ECM. However, the majority of studies on LOXs have focused on their potential role in renal fibrogenesis and there has no examination of LOXs expression or the correlation with histopathological changes of DN, including glomerular basement membrane (GBM) thickening and glomerulosclerosis. In this study, the association between histological changes and LOXs was explored using a type 2 diabetes model of male Zucker diabetic fatty rats...
November 29, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206462/lipidomics-reveals-dramatic-physiological-kinetic-isotope-effects-during-the-enzymatic-oxygenation-of-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-i-ex-vivo-i
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Aaron R Navratil, Mikhail S Shchepinov, Edward A Dennis
Arachidonic acid (AA, 20:4) is an omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) and the main precursor to the class of lipid mediators known as eicosanoids. The enzymes that catalyze the oxygenation of AA begin by abstracting hydrogen from one of three bis-allylic carbons within 1,4- cis,cis-diene units. Substitution of deuterium for hydrogen has been shown to lead to massive kinetic isotope effects (KIE) for soybean lipoxygenase (sLOX) oxygenation of linoleic acid (LA, 18:2). Yet, experimental determination of the KIE during oxygenation of AA and LA by mammalian enzymes including cyclooxygenase (COX) and lipoxygenase (LOX) has revealed far lower values...
December 5, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205940/relation-of-serum-adma-apelin-13-and-lox-1-levels-with-inflammatory-and-echocardiographic-parameters-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Ibrahim Dogan, Tolga Dogan, Mucahit Yetim, Huseyin Kayadibi, Mehmet B Yilmaz, Baris Eser, Macit Kalcik, Yusuf Karavelioglu
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease. Nitric oxide has a critical role in both endothelial dysfunction and the atherosclerosis process. We aimed to investigate the relationships between serum asymmetric dimethyl arginine (ADMA), LOX-1, and Apelin-13 levels, which are known to act over nitric oxide with endothelial dysfunction and cardiac morphology as well as with each other in hemodialysis patients. The study comprised a total of 120 patients (53 females and 67 males) receiving hemodialysis three times a week for at least 6 months and an age-gender matched control group (55 females and 58 males)...
December 4, 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205092/biocompatibility-of-subcutaneously-implanted-marine-macromolecules-cross-linked-bio-composite-scaffold-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering-applications
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A S Sumayya, G Muraleedhara Kurup
There is an intense interest in developing innovative biomaterials which support the invasion and proliferation of living cells for potential applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Present study demonstrated the in vivo biocompatibility and toxicity of a macromolecules cross-linked biocomposite scaffold composed of hydroxyapatite, alginate, chitosan and fucoidan abbreviated as HACF. The in vivo biocompatibility and toxicity of HACF scaffold were tested by comparing them with those of a biocompatible surgical metal implant (SMI) in a subcutaneous rat model...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196930/association-of-alox12-gene-polymorphism-with-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-diabetic-nephropathy
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Athanasios K Roumeliotis, Stefanos K Roumeliotis, Stylianos A Panagoutsos, Fotis Tsetsos, Marianthi Georgitsi, Vangelis Manolopoulos, Peristera Paschou, Ploumis S Passadakis
PURPOSE: Cardiovascular (CV) events are the first cause of death in patients with chronic renal disease (CKD) and in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2). The combination of CKD and DM2 elevates the risk of both cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death in this high-risk population. Besides traditional risk factors, such as dyslipidemia, smoking, obesity, and carotid atherosclerosis, novel factors are under investigation such as genetic polymorphisms. Lipoxygenases (LOXs) and their genes are of critical importance in oxidative stress, inflammation, and atherosclerosis...
December 1, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195136/oxidized-ldl-triggers-changes-in-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-human-macrophages
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Oscar J Lara-Guzmán, Ángel Gil-Izquierdo, Sonia Medina, Edison Osorio, Rafael Álvarez-Quintero, Natalia Zuluaga, Camille Oger, Jean-Marie Galano, Thierry Durand, Katalina Muñoz-Durango
Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) is a well-recognized proatherogenic particle that functions in atherosclerosis. In this study, we established conditions to generate human oxLDL, characterized according to the grade of lipid and protein oxidation, particle size and oxylipin content. The induction effect of the cellular proatherogenic response was assessed in foam cells by using an oxLDL-macrophage interaction model. Uptake of oxLDL, reactive oxygen species production and expression of oxLDL receptors (CD36, SR-A and LOX-1) were significantly increased in THP-1 macrophages...
November 22, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191921/selective-egfr-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-deletion-in-myeloid-cells-limits-atherosclerosis
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Lynda Zeboudj, Andréas Giraud, Lea Guyonnet, Yujiao Zhang, Ludivine Laurans, Bruno Esposito, Jose Vilar, Anna Chipont, Nikolina Papac-Milicevic, Christoph J Binder, Alain Tedgui, Ziad Mallat, Pierre-Louis Tharaux, Hafid Ait-Oufella
OBJECTIVE: To determine the consequences of specific inhibition of EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) in myeloid cells in atherosclerosis development. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Atherosclerotic lesion size was significantly reduced in irradiated Ldlr-/- mice reconstituted with LysMCre+Egfrlox/lox bone marrow, compared with chimeric Ldlr-/- mice reconstituted with LysMCre-Egfrlox/lox bone marrow, after 4 (-43%; P<0.05), 7 (-34%; P<0.05), and 12 weeks (-54%; P<0...
November 30, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191809/molecular-fingerprint-for-terminal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-disease
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Gabor Gäbel, Bernd H Northoff, Irina Weinzierl, Stefan Ludwig, Irene Hinterseher, Wolfgang Wilfert, Daniel Teupser, Stefan A Doderer, Hendrik Bergert, Frank Schönleben, Jan H N Lindeman, Lesca M Holdt
BACKGROUND: Clinical decision making in abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) relies completely on diameter. At this point, improved decision tools remain an unmet medical need. Our goal was to identify changes at the molecular level specifically leading up to AAA rupture. METHODS AND RESULTS: Aortic wall tissue specimens were collected during open elective (eAAA; n=31) or emergency repair of ruptured AAA (rAAA; n=17), and gene expression was investigated using microarrays...
November 30, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190462/etching-and-anti-etching-strategy-for-sensitive-colorimetric-sensing-of-h2o2-and-biothiols-based-on-silver-carbon-nanomaterial
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Wenli Hou, Xiaoying Liu, Qiujun Lu, Meiling Liu, Youyu Zhang, Shouzhuo Yao
In this paper, the colorimetric sensing of H2O2 related molecules and biothiols based on etching and anti-etching strategy was firstly proposed. Ag/carbon nanocomposite (Ag/C NC) was served as the sensing nanoprobe, which was synthesized via carbon dots (C-dots) as the reductant and stabilizer. The characteristic surface plasmon resonance (SPR) absorbance of Ag nanoparticles (AgNPs) was sensitive to the amount of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). It exhibited strong optical responses to H2O2 with the solution colour changing from yellow to nearly colourless, which is resulted from the etching of Ag by H2O2...
November 16, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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