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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776386/impact-of-vkorc1-cyp4f2-and-nqo1-gene-variants-on-warfarin-dose-requirement-in-han-chinese-patients-with-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Jiao Li, Wenlong Yang, Zhonghui Xie, Kun Yu, Yuhua Chen, Kaijun Cui
BACKGROUND: The anticoagulation of atrial fibrillation catheter ablation during the perioperative stage does matter and should be treated with discretion. We aimed to assess impact of three important genes participating in vitamin K cycle (i.e. VKORC1 rs9923231, CYP4F2 rs2108622 and NQO1 rs1800566) on the daily stable warfarin dose requirement in Sichuan Han Chinese patients with catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. METHODS: A total of 222 atrial fibrillation patients taking stable warfarin therapy after catheter ablation operation were enrolled in this study...
May 18, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775890/triterpenic-acids-enriched-fraction-from-cyclocarya-paliurus-attenuates-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-via-improving-oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction
#2
Meng-Ge Zhao, Xue-Ping Sheng, Ya-Ping Huang, Yi-Ting Wang, Cui-Hua Jiang, Jian Zhang, Zhi-Qi Yin
The effects of triterpenic acids-enriched fraction from Cyclocarya paliurus (CPT) on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were investigated using in vivo and in vitro models. In high fat diet-induced Wister rats, CPT significantly increased superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity and glutathione/oxidized glutathione (GSH/GSSG) ratio, reduced malondialdehyde (MDA) and protein carbonyl (PCO) levels. Moreover, CPT restored mitochondrial membrane potential dysfunction, decreased cytochrome P450 enzyme 2E1 (CYP2E1) activity, improved nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and Nrf2-mediated antioxidant enzyme heme oxygenase1 (HO-1) expression...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775573/indole-3-carbinol-i3c-enhances-the-sensitivity-of-murine-breast-adenocarcinoma-cells-to-doxorubicin-dox-through-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BA%C3%AE-blocking-angiogenesis-and-regulation-of-mitochondrial-apoptotic-pathway
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Subhadip Hajra, Arup Ranjan Patra, Abhishek Basu, Prosenjit Saha, Sudin Bhattacharya
Various epidemiological and preclinical studies have already established the cancer chemopreventive potential of naturally occurring glucosinolate breakdown product Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C) as well as its abilities to induce selective cell death towards malignant cell. Therefore, the objective of the present study is to improve the therapeutic efficacy and prevention of doxorubicin (DOX)-induced toxicity, by the concurrent use of Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C). In this study, I3C was administered (20 mg/kg b.w., p...
May 15, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773173/gene-expression-in-adverse-reaction-to-metal-debris-around-metal-on-metal-arthroplasty-an-rna-seq-based-study
#4
Antti Pemmari, Tiina Leppänen, Erja-Leena Paukkeri, Antti Eskelinen, Teemu Moilanen, Eeva Moilanen
Joint replacement surgery is a standard treatment of advanced osteoarthritis (OA). Since 2000, cobalt-chromium (CoCr) metal-on-metal (MoM) implants were widely used in hip arthroplasties. Some patients developed "adverse reaction to metal debris" (ARMD) around the prosthesis, resulting in a need for revision surgery. In the present study, we addressed the pathogenesis of ARMD by genome-wide expression analysis. Pseudosynovial ARMD tissue was obtained from revision surgery of Articular Surface Replacement (ASR, DePuy, Warsaw, IN, USA) hip arthroplasties...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752600/pancreatic-cancer-metabolism-molecular-mechanisms-and-clinical-applications
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Abdel Nasser Hosein, Muhammad Shaalan Beg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is a leading cause of cancer mortality in western countries with a uniformly poor prognosis. Unfortunately, there has been little in the way of novel therapeutics for this malignancy over the last several decades. Derangements in metabolic circuitry favoring excess glycolysis are increasingly recognized as a key hallmark of cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: The role of alterations in glutamine metabolism in pancreatic tumor progression has been elucidated in animal models and human cells lines, and there has been considerable interest in exploiting these aberrations for the treatment of pancreatic cancer...
May 11, 2018: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750296/hyperoside-protects-human-kidney%C3%A2-2-cells-against-oxidative-damage-induced-by-oxalic-acid
#6
Yongliang Chen, Lihong Ye, Wangjian Li, Dongzhang Li, Feng Li
The majority of renal calculi (kidney stones) are calcium stones. Oxidative damage to renal tubular epithelial cells induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is the predominant cause of calcium oxalate stone formation. Hyperoside (Hyp) is a flavonol glycoside extracted from medicinal plants and appears to exhibit potent antioxidant activity in various cells. The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of Hyp on renal cells exposed to oxidative stress simulated by oxalic acid (OA), and to determine whether the underlying mechanism involves the nuclear factor E2‑related factor2 (Nrf2)‑antioxidative response element signaling pathway...
May 2, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748533/p53-attenuates-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-by-regulating-drug-metabolizing-enzymes-and-transporter-expression
#7
Jiahong Sun, Yajie Wen, Yanying Zhou, Yiming Jiang, Yixin Chen, Huizheng Zhang, Lihuan Guan, Xinpeng Yao, Min Huang, Huichang Bi
Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose is the most frequent cause of drug-induced acute liver failure. Inhibition of APAP metabolic activation and promotion in APAP disposition are important to protect against APAP-induced liver injury. Tumor suppressor p53 is traditionally recognized as a surveillance molecule to preserve genome integrity. Recent studies have emerged on discovering its functions in metabolic regulation. Our previous study reported that p53 promoted bile acid disposition and alleviated cholestastic syndrome...
May 10, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746824/reduction-of-2-methoxy-1-4-naphtoquinone-by-mitochondrially-localized-nqo1-yielding-nad-supports-substrate-level-phosphorylation-during-respiratory-inhibition
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Dora Ravasz, Gergely Kacso, Viktoria Fodor, Kata Horvath, Vera Adam-Vizi, Christos Chinopoulos
Provision of NAD+ for oxidative decarboxylation of alpha-ketoglutarate to succinyl-CoA by the ketoglutarate dehydrogenase complex (KGDHC) is critical for maintained operation of succinyl-CoA ligase yielding high-energy phosphates, a process known as mitochondrial substrate-level phosphorylation (mSLP). We have shown previously that when NADH oxidation by complex I is inhibited by rotenone or anoxia, mitochondrial diaphorases yield NAD+ , provided that suitable quinones are present (Kiss G et al., FASEB J 2014, 28:1682)...
May 7, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743984/ingredients-from-litsea-garrettii-as-potential-preventive-agents-against-oxidative-insult-and-inflammatory-response
#9
Yan-Ru Li, Guo-Hui Li, Lin Sun, Lin Li, Yue Liu, De-Gang Kong, Shu-Qi Wang, Dong-Mei Ren, Xiao-Ning Wang, Hong-Xiang Lou, Tao Shen
Oxidative stress and inflammation undoubtedly contribute to the pathogenesis of many human diseases. The nuclear transcription factor erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf2) and the nuclear factor κ B (NF- κ B) play central roles in regulation of oxidative stress and inflammation and thus are targets for developing agents against oxidative stress- and inflammation-related diseases. Our previous study indicated that the EtOH extract of Litsea garrettii protected human bronchial epithelial cells against oxidative insult via the activation of Nrf2...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743974/simvastatin-treatment-upregulates-ho-1-in-patients-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-but-independently-of-nrf2
#10
Aleksandra Piechota-Polanczyk, Aleksandra Kopacz, Damian Kloska, Branislav Zagrapan, Christoph Neumayer, Anna Grochot-Przeczek, Ihor Huk, Christine Brostjan, Jozef Dulak, Alicja Jozkowicz
Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), encoded by HMOX1 gene and regulated by Nrf2 transcription factor, is a cytoprotective enzyme. Its deficiency may exacerbate abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) development, which is also often associated with hyperlipidemia. Beneficial effects of statins, the broadly used antilipidemic drugs, were attributed to modulation of Nrf2/HO-1 axis. However, the effect of statins on Nrf2/HO-1 pathway in patients with AAA has not been studied yet. We analyzed AAA tissue from patients treated with simvastatin ( N  = 28) or without statins ( N  = 14)...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743446/photodynamic-therapy-using-talaporfin-sodium-induces-heme-oxygenase-1-expression-in-rat-malignant-meningioma-kmy-j-cells
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Tsutomu Takahashi, Saki Suzuki, Suzuka Misawa, Jiro Akimoto, Yo Shinoda, Yasuyuki Fujiwara
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) using talaporfin sodium (TS) is tumor cell-selective less invasive therapy for the treatment of malignant glioma. We previously demonstrated that PDT using TS (TS-PDT) treatment exhibits anti-tumor activity against not only glioblastoma cells but also malignant meningioma cells. In general, various stress response proteins have been reported to affect the sensitivity determination for anticancer agents against tumor cells. However, the relationship between the therapeutic effect of TS-PDT and stress response systems in tumor cells is not adequately investigated...
2018: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742868/modulated-gene-expression-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infected-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cell-line-arpe-19-via-pi3k-akt-or-mtor-signal-pathway
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Wei Zhou, Juan-Hua Quan, Fei-Fei Gao, Hassan Ahmed Hassan Ahmed Ismail, Young-Ha Lee, Guang-Ho Cha
Due to the critical location and physiological activities of the retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell, it is constantly subjected to contact with various infectious agents and inflammatory mediators. However, little is known about the signaling events in RPE involved in Toxoplasma gondii infection and development. The aim of the study is to screen the host mRNA transcriptional change of 3 inflammation-related gene categories, PI3K/Akt pathway regulatory components, blood vessel development factors and ROS regulators, to prove that PI3K/Akt or mTOR signaling pathway play an essential role in regulating the selected inflammation-related genes...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737854/halobenzoquinone-induced-alteration-of-gene-expression-associated-with-oxidative-stress-signaling-pathways
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Jinhua Li, Birget Moe, Yanming Liu, Xing-Fang Li
Halobenzoquinones (HBQs) are emerging disinfection byproducts (DBPs) that effectively induce reactive oxygen species and oxidative damage in vitro. However, impacts of HBQs on oxidative stress related gene expression have not been investigated. In this study, we examined alteration in the expression of 44 genes, related to oxidative stress-induced signaling pathways, in human uroepithelial cells (SV-HUC-1) upon exposure to six HBQs. The results show structure-dependent effects of HBQs on the studied gene expression...
May 8, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733330/benefits-of-caloric-restriction-in-longevity-and-chemical-induced-tumorigenesis-are-transmitted-independent-of-nqo1
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Alberto Diaz-Ruiz, Andrea Di Francesco, Bethany A Carboneau, Sophia R Levan, Kevin J Pearson, Nathan L Price, Theresa M Ward, Michel Bernier, Rafael de Cabo, Evi M Mercken
Caloric restriction (CR) is the most potent nonpharmacological intervention known to both protect against carcinogenesis and delay aging in laboratory animals. There is a growing number of anticarcinogens and CR mimetics that activate NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1). We have previously shown that NQO1, an antioxidant enzyme that acts as an energy sensor through modulation of intracellular redox and metabolic state, is upregulated by CR. Here, we used NQO1-knockout (KO) mice to investigate the role of NQO1 in both the aging process and tumor susceptibility, specifically in the context of CR...
May 4, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731194/lipoxin-a4-inhibits-uv-radiation-induced-skin-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-mice
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R M Martinez, V Fattori, P Saito, C B P Melo, S M Borghi, I C Pinto, A J C Bussmann, M M Baracat, S R Georgetti, W A Verri, R Casagrande
BACKGROUND: Lipoxin A4 (LXA4 ) is a metabolic product of arachidonic acid. Despite potent anti-inflammatory and pro-resolution activities, it remains to be determined if LXA4 has effect on ultraviolet (UV) radiation-induced skin inflammation. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of systemic administration with LXA4 on UV radiation-induced inflammation and oxidative damage in the skin of mice. METHODS: Varied parameters of inflammation and oxidative stress in the skin of mice were evaluated after UV radiation (4...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725495/characterization-of-the-antioxidant-effects-of-%C3%AE-oryzanol-involvement-of-the-nrf2-pathway
#16
W Rungratanawanich, G Abate, M M Serafini, M Guarienti, M Catanzaro, M Marziano, M Memo, C Lanni, D Uberti
γ -Oryzanol (ORY) is well known for its antioxidant potential. However, the mechanism by which ORY exerts its antioxidant effect is still unclear. In this paper, the antioxidant properties of ORY were investigated for its potential effects as a reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) scavenger and in activating antioxidant-promoting intracellular pathways utilizing the human embryonic kidney cells (HEK-293). The 24 h ORY exposure significantly prevented hydrogen peroxide- (H2 O2 -) induced ROS/RNS production at 3 h, and this effect was sustained for at least 24 h...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725048/glycine-n-methyltransferase-inhibits-aristolochic-acid-nephropathy-by-increasing-cyp3a44-and-decreasing-nqo1-expression-in-female-mouse-hepatocytes
#17
Ming-Min Chang, Chang-Ni Lin, Cheng-Chieh Fang, Marcelo Chen, Peir-In Liang, Wei-Ming Li, Bi-Wen Yeh, Hung-Chi Cheng, Bu-Miin Huang, Wen-Jeng Wu, Yi-Ming Arthur Chen
Plants containing aristolochic acids (AA) are nephrotoxins. Glycine N-methyltransferase (GNMT) acts to bind environmental toxins such as benzo(a)pyrene and aflatoxin B1, translocate into nucleus, and alter hepatic metabolism. This study aims to determine the role of GNMT in AA-induced nephropathy. We established an AA nephropathy mouse model and found that AA type I (AAI)-induced nephropathy at a lower concentration in male than in female mice, implying sex differences in AAI resistance. Microarray analysis and AAI-treated mouse models showed that GNMT moderately reduced AAI-induced nephropathy by lowering the upregulated level of NQO1 in male, but significantly improved the nephropathy additionally by increasing Cyp3A44/3A41 in female...
May 3, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712428/nad-p-h-quinone-oxidoreductase-1-nqo1-as-a-therapeutic-and-diagnostic-target-in-cancer
#18
Kuojun Zhang, Dong Cheng, Kun Ma, Xiaoxing Wu, Haiping Hao, Sheng Jiang
NAD(P)H: quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) is a two-electron reductase responsible for detoxification of quinones and also bioactivation of certain quinones. It is abnormally overexpressed in many tumors and intimately linked with multiple carcinogenic processes. NQO1 is considered to be a cancer-specific target for therapy but currently available NQO1 inhibitors have not yet led to chemotherapeutic success. Utilization of NOQ1's ability to bioactivate chemotherapeutic quinones however has emerged as a promising selective anticancer therapy...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706024/overexpression-of-cyb5r3-and-nqo1-two-nad-producing-enzymes-mimics-aspects-of-caloric-restriction
#19
Alberto Diaz-Ruiz, Michael Lanasa, Joseph Garcia, Hector Mora, Frances Fan, Alejandro Martin-Montalvo, Andrea Di Francesco, Miguel Calvo-Rubio, Andrea Salvador-Pascual, Miguel A Aon, Kenneth W Fishbein, Kevin J Pearson, Jose Manuel Villalba, Placido Navas, Michel Bernier, Rafael de Cabo
Calorie restriction (CR) is one of the most robust means to improve health and survival in model organisms. CR imposes a metabolic program that leads to increased stress resistance and delayed onset of chronic diseases, including cancer. In rodents, CR induces the upregulation of two NADH-dehydrogenases, namely NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 (Nqo1) and cytochrome b5 reductase 3 (Cyb5r3), which provide electrons for energy metabolism. It has been proposed that this upregulation may be responsible for some of the beneficial effects of CR, and defects in their activity are linked to aging and several age-associated diseases...
April 28, 2018: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704732/paeonol-alleviated-acute-alcohol-induced-liver-injury-via-sirt1-nrf2-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#20
Xing Sun, Peng Wang, Li-Ping Yao, Wei Wang, Yi-Meng Gao, Jing Zhang, Yu-Jie Fu
In this study, the beneficial effect of paeonol on acute alcohol-induced liver injury and the basic mechanisms were investigated. in vitro, HepG2 cells were treated with paeonol for 24 h before it were exposed to alcohol for 24 h. in vivo, male C57BL/6 mice were used to establish alcohol-induced liver injury models by oral gavage of alcohol (5 g/kg BW). Paeonol pretreatment showed statistically significant reduction in alcohol-induced ROS, MDA, IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α, and nitric oxide, while GSH content was retained (P < 0...
April 22, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
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