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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244751/spirulina-extract-enhanced-a-protective-effect-in-type-1-diabetes-by-anti-apoptosis-and-anti-ros-production
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Jiyeong Lee, Arum Park, Mi Jeong Kim, Hee-Joung Lim, Young-Ah Rha, Hee-Gyoo Kang
Interest in the nutritional value and pharmacological activities of blue-green algae has gradually increased. Spirulina extracts show protective effects against apoptosis and inflammatory damage in various cell types. Here, we investigated the protective effects of extracts from Spirulina maxima in a cytokine-mediated type 1 diabetes model in vitro and in streptozotocin-induced diabetic Wistar rats in vivo. Interleukin-1β and interferon-gamma induced substantial cytotoxicity to RINm5F rat insulinoma cells, increasing nitric oxide (NO) production, nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) activity, the expression of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress genes, and activation of mitogen-activated protein kinases and key genes related apoptosis...
December 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244745/immunotherapeutic-potential-of-oncolytic-h-1-parvovirus-hints-of-glioblastoma-microenvironment-conversion-towards-immunogenicity
#2
Assia L Angelova, Milena Barf, Karsten Geletneky, Andreas Unterberg, Jean Rommelaere
Glioblastoma, one of the most aggressive primary brain tumors, is characterized by highly immunosuppressive microenvironment. This contributes to glioblastoma resistance to standard treatment modalities and allows tumor growth and recurrence. Several immune-targeted approaches have been recently developed and are currently under preclinical and clinical investigation. Oncolytic viruses, including the autonomous protoparvovirus H-1 (H-1PV), show great promise as novel immunotherapeutic tools. In a first phase I/IIa clinical trial (ParvOryx01), H-1PV was safe and well tolerated when locally or systemically administered to recurrent glioblastoma patients...
December 15, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243793/a-new-antioxidant-formulation-reduces-the-apoptotic-and-damaging-effect-of-cigarette-smoke-extract-on-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
#3
L Vanella, G Li Volti, A Distefano, M Raffaele, V Zingales, R Avola, D Tibullo, I Barbagallo
OBJECTIVE: In this study we evaluated the possible protective effect of an antioxidant formulation containing microfiltered milk derived polypeptides, Curcumin, Vitamin B2, Carnitine and N-Acetyl-cysteine (NAC) in an in vitro model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human bronchial epithelial cells (16HBE) were used in this study. Cells were treated for 24 h in the presence or absence of 10% of cigarette smoke extract (CSE) and in the presence or absence of antioxidant formulation...
December 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243040/protective-effect-of-acacetin-on-sepsis-induced-acute-lung-injury-via-its-anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidative-activity
#4
Li-Chao Sun, Hong-Bo Zhang, Cheng-Dong Gu, Shi-Dong Guo, Gang Li, Rui Lian, Yao Yao, Guo-Qiang Zhang
Sepsis is a clinical syndrome with no effective protective or therapeutic treatments. Acacetin, a natural flavonoid compound, has anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects which can potentially work to reduce sepsis. We investigated the potential protective effect of acacetin on sepsis-induced acute lung injury (ALI) ALI and dissect out the underlying mechanisms. Mice were divided into five groups: a sham group, a sepsis-induced ALI group, and three sepsis groups pre-treated with 20, 40, and 80 mg/kg body weight of acacetin...
December 14, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243030/sinapic-acid-inhibits-the-il-1%C3%AE-induced-inflammation-via-mapk-downregulation-in-rat-chondrocytes
#5
Xiaojian Huang, Qiyong Pan, Zekai Mao, Rui Zhang, Xiaohu Ma, Yang Xi, Hongbo You
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease frequently seen in the elderly population. Sinapic acid (SA), a commonly found phenolic acid, has been pharmacologically evaluated for its anti-inflammation effects in various studies. To explore its potential therapeutic role for OA, rat chondrocytes were treated with IL-1β (10 ng/ml) with different concentrations of SA in vitro. Our study revealed that SA could inhibit the IL-1β-induced production of nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). Consistent with these findings, the increased protein levels of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase (Cox)-2 could also be downregulated by SA...
December 14, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241811/syk-and-src-targeted-anti-inflammatory-activity-of-aripiprazole-an-atypical-antipsychotic
#6
Sulgi Yoo, Mi-Yeon Kim, Jae Youl Cho
Aripiprazole (ARP) is a partial agonist of dopamine D2 receptors that is commonly prescribed to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The anti-inflammatory effect of ARP was recently documented in a few studies, but its molecular mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. In this study, peptidoglycan (PGN)-treated macrophages (RAW264.7 cells), reporter gene assay, an overexpression strategy, immunoprecipitation, and immunoblotting analysis were employed to clarify the anti-inflammatory mechanism of ARP...
December 11, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241309/involvement-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-activation-in-midkine-mediated-central-hypotensive-effects
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Ching-Huang Lin, Jun-Yen Pan, Jung-Jui Chang, Hsin-Hung Chen, Pei-Wen Cheng, Ching-Jiunn Tseng
The growth factor midkine has been implicated in various biologic and pathologic events. It has been shown that the peripheral influence of midkine on cardiovascular regulation is due to an influence on the renin-angiotensin system. The nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) is the primary integrative center for cardiovascular control and other autonomic functions in the central nervous system. However, the signaling mechanisms involved in midkine-mediated cardiovascular effects in the NTS remain unclear. In this study, we investigated whether the renin-angiotensin system and/ or N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor-calmodulin-eNOS signaling pathways were both involved in midkine-mediated blood pressure (BP) regulation in the NTS of Wistar-Kyoto rats...
December 15, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240949/nitric-oxide-production-in-plants-an-update
#8
Jeremy Astier, Inonge Gross, Jörg Durner
Nitric oxide (NO) is a key signaling molecule in plant physiology. However, its production in photosynthetic organisms remains partially unresolved. The best characterized NO production route involves the reduction of nitrite to NO via different non-enzymatic or enzymatic mechanisms. Nitrate reductases (NRs), the mitochondrial electron transport chain, and the new complex between NR and NOFNiR (nitric oxide-forming nitrite reductase) described in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii are the main enzymatic systems that perform this reductive NO production in plants...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239335/saponins-from-panax-japonicus-attenuate-age-related-neuroinflammation-via-regulation-of-the-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-and-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-signaling-pathways
#9
Li-Li Deng, Ding Yuan, Zhi-Yong Zhou, Jing-Zhi Wan, Chang-Cheng Zhang, Chao-Qi Liu, Yao-Yan Dun, Hai-Xia Zhao, Bo Zhao, Yuan-Jian Yang, Ting Wang
Neuroinflammation is recognized as an important pathogenic factor for aging and related cognitive disorders. Mitogen-activated protein kinase and nuclear factor kappa B signaling pathways may mediate neuroinflammation. Saponins from Panax japonicus are the most abundant and bioactive members in rhizomes of Panax japonicus, and show anti-inflammatory activity. However, it is not known whether saponin from Panax japonicus has an anti-inflammatory effect in the aging brain, and likewise its underlying mechanisms...
November 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237999/the-relationships-among-hyperuricemia-body-mass-index-and-impaired-renal-function-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
#10
Yongmei Li, Xing Fan, Chunjun Li, Xinyue Zhi, Liyuan Peng, Hongling Han, Bei Sun
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common chronic microvascular complication and the major cause of death in diabetic patients. This study was conceived to explore the possible mechanisms of how hyperuricemia and obesity contribute to renal function impairment in type 2 diabetic (T2DM) patients. A cross-sectional study in 609 participants recruited from a T2DM population in North China was conducted. The multiplicative interaction between body mass index (BMI) and uric acid (UA) level was assessed using an interaction term in a logistic regression analysis...
December 13, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237389/venlafaxine-attenuates-the-development-of-morphine-tolerance-and-dependence-role-of-l-arginine-nitric-oxide-cgmp-pathway
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Mohammad Taghi Mansouri, Bahareh Naghizadeh, Behnam Ghorbanzadeh, Soheila Alboghobeish, Gholamreza Houshmand, Neda Amirgholami
BACKGROUND: Severe pain reduce quality of life in patients with various diseases, often because chronic morphine therapy results in reduced analgesic effectiveness, or tolerance, leading to escalating doses and distressing adverse effects. Nitric oxide (NO) play a role in morphine tolerance and dependence. OBJECTIVE: Venlafaxine, an antidepressant, is known to modulate nitric oxide (NO) pathway in nervous tissues. In the present study the effect of systemic venlafaxine (VLF) on the development of morphine tolerance and dependence, acute morphine-induced antinociception, and the probable involvement of the L-arginine/NO/cGMP pathway in these effects were investigated in mice...
December 13, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237352/influence-of-patterned-titanium-coatings-on-polarization-of-macrophage-and-osteogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-stem-cells
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Zequan Zhang, Youtao Xie, Houhua Pan, Liping Huang, Xuebin Zheng
Biomaterial surface topography plays a vital role in the osteointegration of implants by regulating the early cell responses and tissue growth-in. However, most of the previous researches focused on the effects of osteogenic cells, only a little is known about the immune cells which dominate osteogenesis after implanting. In this paper, patterned titanium coatings were fabricated and the effects of surface topography on the macrophage behaviors were investigated. On patterned titanium surface, macrophages preferred to polarize to M2, while macrophages on traditional titanium coatings presented higher M1 polarization...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236798/the-expression-of-endothelial-and-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-apoptosis-in-intestinal-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury-under-the-action-of-ischemic-preconditioning-and-pentoxifylline
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Teresinha Regina Ribeiro de Oliveira, Geraldo Ferreira de Oliveira, Ricardo Santos Simões, Suellen Maurim Feitosa, Eduardo Hiroshi Tikazawa, Hugo Pequeno Monteiro, Djalma José Fagundes, Murched Omar Taha
PURPOSE: To investigate the expression of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and apoptosis associated with ischemic preconditioning (IPC) and pentoxifylline (PTX) in intestinal ischemia (I) and reperfusion (R) injury. METHODS: Thirty male rats were assigned to 5 groups: (CG), no clamping of the superior mesenteric artery (90 minutes); (IR-SS) saline + ischemia (30 minutes) + reperfusion (60 minutes); (IR-PTX) PTX + ischemia (30 minutes) + reperfusion (60 minutes); (IPC-IR-SS) 5 minutes of ischemia + 5 minutes of reperfusion (IPC) + saline + I(30 minutes)+R(60 minutes); and (IPC-IR-PTX) IPC + PTX + I(30 minutes)+ R(60 minutes)...
November 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236702/oral-nicotine-aggravates-endothelial-dysfunction-and-vascular-inflammation-in-diet-induced-obese-rats-role-of-macrophage-tnf%C3%AE
#14
Chang Liu, Ming-Sheng Zhou, Yao Li, Aimei Wang, Kiranmai Chadipiralla, Runxia Tian, Leopoldo Raij
Obesity and cigarette smoke are major cardiovascular (CV) risk factors and, when coexisting in the same individuals, have additive/synergistic effects upon CVD. We studied the mechanisms involved in nicotine enhancement of CVD in Sprague Dawley rats with diet-induced obesity. The rats were fed either a high fat (HFD) or normal rat chow diet with or without nicotine (100 mg/L in drinking water) for 20 weeks. HFD rats developed central obesity, increased systolic blood pressure (SBP), aortic superoxide (O2-) production, and impaired endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and endothelium-dependent relaxation to acetylcholine (EDR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235883/nitric-oxide-modulates-the-responses-of-osteoclast-formation-to-static-magnetic-fields
#15
Jian Zhang, Chong Ding, Xiaofeng Meng, Peng Shang
Nitric oxide (NO) is involved in osteoclast differentiation. Our previous studies showed that static magnetic fields (SMFs) could affect osteoclast differentiation. The inhibitory effects of 16 T of high SMF (HiMF) on osteoclast differentiation was correlated with increased production of NO. We raised the hypothesis that NO mediated the regulatory role of SMFs on osteoclast formation. In this study, 500 nT of hypomagnetic field (HyMF), 0.2 T of moderate SMF (MMF) and 16 T of high SMF (HiMF) were utilized as SMF treatment...
December 13, 2017: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234366/antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-herbal-formula-sc-e3-in-lipopolysaccharide-stimulated-raw-264-7-macrophages
#16
Soo Chil Lee, Young-Won Kwon, Ju-Yeon Park, Sung Yun Park, Ju-Hee Lee, Sun-Dong Park
SC-E3 is a novel herbal formula composed of five oriental medicinal herbs that are used to treat a wide range of inflammatory diseases in Korean traditional medicine. In this study, we sought to determine the effects of SC-E3 on free radical generation and inflammatory response in lipopolysaccharide- (LPS-) treated RAW 264.7 macrophages and the molecular mechanism involved. The ethanol extract of SC-E3 showed good free radical scavenging activity and inhibited LPS-induced reactive oxygen species generation...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234274/neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-contributes-to-ptz-kindling-epilepsy-induced-hippocampal-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-oxidative-damage
#17
Xinjian Zhu, Jingde Dong, Bing Han, Rongrong Huang, Aifeng Zhang, Zhengrong Xia, Huanhuan Chang, Jie Chao, Honghong Yao
Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic neurological disorders which provoke progressive neuronal degeneration. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has recently been recognized as pivotal etiological factors contributing to epilepsy-induced neuronal damage. However, the specific contribution of epilepsy made to ER stress remains largely elusive. Here we use pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) kindling, a chronic epilepsy model, to identify neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) as a signaling molecule triggering PTZ kindling epilepsy-induced ER stress and oxidative damage...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234180/role-of-the-nitrergic-system-of-the-cuneiform-nucleus-in-cardiovascular-responses-in-urethane-anesthetized-male-rats
#18
Esmaeil Farrokhi, Mohammad Naser Shafei, Abolfazl Khajavirad, Mahmoud Hosseini, Ali Reza Ebrahimzadeh Bideskan
Background: The presence of nitric oxide (NO) in the cuneiform nucleus (CnF) has been previously shown. In this study, NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) (an inhibitor of NO synthase), L-arginine (L-Arg) (a precursor of NO), and sodium nitroprusside (SNP) (a donor of NO) were microinjected into the CnF and cardiovascular responses were investigated. Methods: Seventy male rats were divided into 7 groups (n=10 each): 1) saline, 2 and 3) L-NAME (30 and 90 nmol), 4 and 5) L-Arg (20 and 60 nmol), and 6 and 7) SNP (9 and 27 nmol)...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233635/therapeutic-benefit-of-environmental-enrichment-on-optic-neuritis
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Marcos L Aranda, María F González Fleitas, Hernán H Dieguez, Georgia A Milne, Julián D Devouassoux, María I Keller Sarmiento, Mónica Chianelli, Pablo H Sande, Damián Dorfman, Ruth E Rosenstein
Optic neuritis (ON) is an inflammatory, demyelinating, neurodegenerative, and presently untreatable condition of the optic nerve which might induce blindness. We analyzed the effect of environmental enrichment (EE) on visual pathway damage provoked by experimental ON induced by a microinjection of bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) into the optic nerve. For this purpose, LPS was microinjected into the optic nerve from male Wistar rats. After injection, one group of animals was submitted to EE, and another group remained in standard environment (SE) for 21 days...
December 9, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233575/midkine-controls-arteriogenesis-by-regulating-the-bioavailability-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-and-the-expression-of-nitric-oxide-synthase-1-and-3
#20
Thomas Lautz, Manuel Lasch, Julia Borgolte, Kerstin Troidl, Judith-Irina Pagel, Amelia Caballero-Martinez, Eike Christian Kleinert, Barbara Walzog, Elisabeth Deindl
Midkine is a pleiotropic factor, which is involved in angiogenesis. However, its mode of action in this process is still ill defined. The function of midkine in arteriogenesis, the growth of natural bypasses from pre-existing collateral arteries, compensating for the loss of an occluded artery has never been investigated. Arteriogenesis is an inflammatory process, which relies on the proliferation of endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells. We show that midkine deficiency strikingly interferes with the proliferation of endothelial cells in arteriogenesis, thereby interfering with the process of collateral artery growth...
November 26, 2017: EBioMedicine
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