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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643047/trace-elements-in-pleural-effusion-correlates-with-smokers-with-lung-cancer
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Kang-Yun Lee, Po-Hao Feng, Hsiao-Chi Chuang, Sheng-Ming Wu, Wen-Te Liu, Kuan-Yuan Chen, Chien-Ying Liu, Shu-Chuan Ho
Smoking leads to the presence of various elements, including toxic metals and metalloids, in tissues and fluids, thus contributing to cancer risk. This study assessed the concentrations of 14 elements (Ag, Al, As, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ni, Mn, Mo, Pb, Sn, V, and Zn) and biochemical parameters (glucose, lactate dehydrogenase, and total protein) in the pleural effusion (PE) of patients with lung cancer. The potential association of these parameters with smoking was assessed. Total of 48 patients with lung cancer (26 non-smokers and 22 smokers) received thoracocentesis for PE removal...
June 22, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639457/glyoxal-toxicity-in-isolated-rat-liver-mitochondria
#2
M Goudarzi, H Kalantari, M Rezaei
Glyoxal is a physiological metabolite formed by lipid peroxidation, ascorbate autoxidation, oxidative degradation of glucose, and degradation of glycated proteins. Glyoxal has been linked to oxidative stress and can cause a number of cellular damages, including covalent modification of amino and thiol groups of proteins to form advanced glycation end products. However, the mechanism of glyoxal toxicity has not been fully understood. In this study, we have focused on glyoxal toxicity in isolated rat liver mitochondria...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638373/interactions-between-food-additive-silica-nanoparticles-and-food-matrices
#3
Mi-Ran Go, Song-Hwa Bae, Hyeon-Jin Kim, Jin Yu, Soo-Jin Choi
Nanoparticles (NPs) have been widely utilized in the food industry as additives with their beneficial characteristics, such as improving sensory property and processing suitability, enhancing functional and nutritional values, and extending shelf-life of foods. Silica is used as an anti-caking agent to improve flow property of powered ingredients and as a carrier for flavors or active compounds in food. Along with the rapid development of nanotechnology, the sizes of silica fall into nanoscale, thereby raising concerns about the potential toxicity of nano-sized silica materials...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636335/a2b-miktoarm-glycopolymer-fibers-and-their-interactions-with-tenocytes
#4
Renjie Liu, Dharmesh Patel, Hazel R C Screen, C Remzi Becer
Electrospun biodegradable membranes have attracted great attention for a range of tissue engineering applications. Among them, poly (ε-caprolactone) (PCL) is one of the most widely used polymers, owing to its well-controlled biocompatibility and biodegradability. However, PCL also has a number of limitations, such as its hydrophobic nature and the lack of functional groups on its side chain, limiting its ability to interact with cells. Herein, we have designed and prepared a series of well-defined A2B-miktoarm copolymers with PCL and glycopolymer segments to address these limitations...
June 21, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634451/berberine-ameliorates-diabetes-associated-cognitive-decline-through-modulation-of-aberrant-inflammation-response-and-insulin-signaling-pathway-in-dm-rats
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Qingjie Chen, Ran Mo, Ninghua Wu, Xin Zou, Cai Shi, Jing Gong, Jingbin Li, Ke Fang, Dingkun Wang, Deshen Yang, Kaifu Wang, Juan Chen
Background: Memory-impairment was one of the common characteristics in patients with diabetes mellitus. The release of chronic inflammation mediators and insulin resistance in diabetic brain gave rise to the generation of toxic factor Aβ42 which was the marker of Alzheimer's disease. In addition, the impairment of memory in diabetes mellitus was also correlated predominantly with uptake/metabolism of glucose in medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC). Previously, anti-inflammation and hypoglycemic effects of berberine (BBr) have been described in peripheral tissues...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632197/toxic-age-tage-theory-for-the-pathophysiology-of-the-onset-progression-of-nafld-and-ald
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Masayoshi Takeuchi, Jun-Ichi Takino, Akiko Sakasai-Sakai, Takanobu Takata, Mikihiro Tsutsumi
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and alcoholic liver disease (ALD) are among the most common causes of chronic liver diseases in the westernized world. NAFLD and ALD are frequently accompanied by extrahepatic complications, including hepatocellular carcinoma and cardiovascular diseases, which have a negative impact on patient survival. The chronic ingestion of an excessive daily diet containing sugar/high-fructose corn syrup increases the level of the fructose/glucose metabolite, glyceraldehyde (GA), while the chronic consumption of an excessive number of alcoholic beverages increases the level of the alcohol metabolite, acetaldehyde (AA) in the liver...
June 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631209/allelopathic-effects-of-exogenous-phenylalanine-a-comparison-of-four-monocot-species
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Barbara R Evans, Garima Bali, Art Ragauskas, Riddhi Shah, Hugh O'Neill, Cory Howard, Fayola Lavenhouse, Dawn Ramirez, Kelly Weston, Kelly Ramey, Valerie Cangemi, Brian Kinney, Claudia Partee, Teresa Ware, Brian Davison
Exogenous phenylalanine stunted annual ryegrass but not switchgrass or winter grain rye, with deuterium incorporation up to 3% from phenyalanine-d 8 . Toxicity to duckweed varied with illumination intensity and glucose uptake. Isotopic labeling of biomolecules through biosynthesis from deuterated precursors has successfully been employed for both structural studies and metabolic analysis. Phenylalanine is the precursor of many products synthesized by plants, including the monolignols used for synthesis of lignin...
June 19, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626476/chemical-compositions-and-biological-activities-of-scutellaria-pinnatifida-a-hamilt-aerial-parts
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Abbas Delazar, Hossein Nazemiyeh, Fariba Heshmati Afshar, Niloofar Barghi, Solmaz Esnaashari, Parina Asgharian
Phytochemical analysis of the methanolic and dichloromethane extracts of the aerial parts of Scutellaria pinnatifida led to the isolation of a phenylpropanoid, 1-o-feruloyl-β-D-glucose (1), two known flavonoids including luteolin-7-o-glucoside (2) and apigenin-7-o-glucoside (3), three known phenylethanoid glycosides composed of phlomisethanoside (4), syringalide A (5), and verbascoside (6), and oleic acid (7). Isolation and structural elucidation of compounds were accomplished by HPLC and spectroscopic methods (UV, (1)H-NMR, (13)C-NMR)...
June 2017: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626252/amelioration-of-arsenic-induced-toxic-effects-in-mice-by-dietary-supplementation-of-syzygium-cumini-leaf-extract
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Milan Barai, Nazmul Ahsan, Nilanjana Paul, Khaled Hossain, Mohammad Abdur Rashid, Masashi Kato, Nobutaka Ohgami, Anwarul Azim Akhand
Arsenic created a serious public health problem in Bangladesh due to its presence in groundwater and dissemination of the toxic effects to millions of people. The scarcity of the treatment options to manage this affected population has made the situation much worse. To find a promising treatment option, this study was undertaken to examine the ameliorating roles of Syzygium cumini leaf extract (SLE) against arsenic-induced toxic effects in mice. Swiss albino mice were divided into four groups where 'control' group received pure water + normal feed, 'arsenic (As)' group received sodium arsenite (NaAsO2)-containing water (10 μg/g body weight/day) + normal feed, 'As+SLE' group received NaAsO2-containing water + feed supplemented with SLE (50 µg/g body weight/day) and finally the 'SLE' group received pure water + feed supplemented with SLE...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623798/monitoring-the-ecotoxicity-of-%C3%AE-al2o3-and-ni-%C3%AE-al2o3-nanomaterials-by-means-of-a-battery-of-bioassays
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Gabriela Svartz, Mariana Papa, Marina Gosatti, Marianela Jordán, Analia Soldati, Paula Samter, María M Guraya, Cristina Pérez Coll, Soledad Perez Catán
The increasing application of nanoparticles (NPs) to a variety of new technologies has become a matter of concern due to the potential toxicity of these materials. Many questions about the fate of NPs in the environment and the subsequent impact on ecosystems need to be answered. The aim of this work was to evaluate the ecotoxicity of two alumina-based nanoceramics, γ-Al2O3 (NC) and Ni/ γ-Al2O3 (NiNC) by means of three different standardized tests: Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD5), bioassay with luminescent bacteria (Vibrio fischeri; Microtox), and bioassay on amphibian larvae (Rhinella arenarum) (AMPHITOX)...
June 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622709/spirulina-platensis-prevents-hyperglycemia-in-rats-by-modulating-gluconeogenesis-and-apoptosis-via-modification-of-oxidative-stress-and-mapk-pathways
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Kadry M Sadek, Mohamed A Lebda, Sherif M Nasr, Moustafa Shoukry
Spirulina platensis (SP) is a microalga with antioxidant, antidiabetic and anti-inflammatory properties. The present study explored the ability and potential mechanism(s) by which SP induced glucose lowering impact in diabetic rat model. Forty rats were allocated into four groups: control; streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes (STZ, 45mg/kg b.w., intraperitoneally); SP (500mg/kg b.w., orally twice weekly for 2 months) and STZ-induced diabetes+SP group. In the STZ-induced diabetic rats, SP significantly decreased (P>0...
June 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620237/lea29y-expression-in-transgenic-neonatal-porcine-islet-like-cluster-promotes-long-lasting-xenograft-survival-in-humanized-mice-without-immunosuppressive-therapy
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L Wolf-van Buerck, M Schuster, F S Oduncu, A Baehr, T Mayr, S Guethoff, J Abicht, B Reichart, N Klymiuk, E Wolf, J Seissler
Genetically engineered pigs are a promising source for islet cell transplantation in type 1 diabetes, but the strong human anti-pig immune response prevents its successful clinical application. Here we studied the efficacy of neonatal porcine islet-like cell clusters (NPICCs) overexpressing LEA29Y, a high-affinity variant of the T cell co-stimulation inhibitor CTLA-4Ig, to engraft and restore normoglycemia after transplantation into streptozotocin-diabetic NOD-SCID IL2rγ(-/-) (NSG) mice stably reconstituted with a human immune system...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619000/astrocytes-pathology-in-als-a-potential-therapeutic-target
#13
Sonja Johann
The mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are multifactorial and include genetic and environmental factors. Nowadays, it is well accepted that neuronal loss is driven by non-cell autonomous toxicity. Non-neuronal cells, such as astrocytes, have been described to significantly contribute to motoneuron cell death and disease progression in cell culture experiments and animal models of ALS. Astrocytes are essential for neuronal survival and function by regulating neurotransmitter and ion homeostasis, immune response, blood flow and glucose uptake, antioxidant defence and growth factor release...
June 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615883/clinicobiochemical-changes-in-ivermectin-toxicity-in-doberman-pinscher-pups
#14
Sahadeb Dey, Nitin P Kurade, Kishore Lal Khurana, Ananya Dan
This study is based on naturally intoxicated Doberman pinscher pups. Six Doberman pinscher pups were overdosed 50 times of recommended ivermectin dose by the pet owner and presented to Referral Veterinary Polyclinic section of this institute in a state of coma. The pups were unable to hold their head up and had no pupillary reflex. The pups were examined clinically and samples of blood were taken for haemato-biochemical studies, before and after treatment. During intoxication there was marked haemoconcentration, increase in values of serum creatinine phosphokinase, gamma glutamyl transpeptidase but decrease in serum glucose levels...
June 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612166/biodegradation-of-pyrene-by-candida-sp-s1-under-high-salinity-conditions
#15
Tony Hadibarata, Ameer Badr Khudhair, Risky Ayu Kristanti, Hesam Kamyab
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon is a toxic recalcitrant environmental pollutant and its removal from the environment is very essential. In this study, a novel S1 strain isolated from the tropical rain forest was identified as Candida species based on 18S rRNA. The pyrene biodegradation was performed by Candida sp. S1. Pyrene was 35% degraded in 15 days. The percentage of pyrene biodegradation increased up to 75% with 24 g L(-1) of sodium chloride and decreased along with increasing salinity. Under the acidic condition, the biodegradation was increased up to 60% at pH 5...
June 13, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612110/differential-killing-and-radio-modifying-effects-of-iodoacetate-in-mammalian-normal-and-cancer-cells
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Usha Yadav, K B Anjaria, Rajesha Nairy, K B Shirsath, Utkarsha N Desai, Rajesh K Chaurasia, Nagesh N Bhat, B K Sapra
To explore possible applications of iodoacetate (IA), a glycolytic inhibitor, in cancer treatment, we screened its cytotoxicity and radioprotective/sensitizing efficacy in three different mammalian cell lines; A549 (human lung carcinoma), MCF7 (human mammary cancer), a non-cancerous CHO (Chinese hamster ovary) cells and human lymphocytes. Experiments were carried out using IA concentrations ranging from 0.01 to 2.5 µg/ml, with or without (60)Coγ-radiation. In the outcomes, IA was found to exhibit higher toxicity in the cancer cells, whereas it was non-toxic/marginally toxic to the non-cancerous cells...
June 13, 2017: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609580/metabolic-defense-against-oxidative-stress-the-road-less-travelled-so-far
#17
REVIEW
Joe Lemire, Azhar Alhasawi, Varun P Appanna, Sujeenthar Tharmalingam, Vasu D Appanna
Bacteria have survived, and many have thrived, since antiquity in the presence of the highly-reactive chalcogen - oxygen (O2 ). They are known to evoke intricate strategies to defend themselves from the reactive by-products of oxygen - reactive oxygen species (ROS). Many of these detoxifying mechanisms have been extensively characterized; superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalases, alkyl hydroperoxide reductase and the glutathione (GSH)-cycling system are responsible for neutralizing specific ROS. Meanwhile, a pool of NADPH - the reductive engine of many ROS-combating enzymes - is maintained by metabolic enzymes including, but not exclusively, glucose-6 phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) and NADP-dependent isocitrate dehydrogenase (ICDH-NADP)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608138/a-functional-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-modified-with-pla-peg-dg-as-tumor-targeted-mri-contrast-agent
#18
Fei Xiong, Ke Hu, Haoli Yu, Lijun Zhou, Lina Song, Yu Zhang, Xiuhong Shan, Jianping Liu, Ning Gu
PURPOSE: Tumor targeting could greatly promote the performance of magnetic nanomaterials as MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) agent for tumor diagnosis. Herein, we reported a novel magnetic nanoparticle modified with PLA (poly lactic acid)-PEG (polyethylene glycol)-DG (D-glucosamine) as Tumor-targeted MRI Contrast Agent. METHODS: In this work, we took use of the D-glucose passive targeting on tumor cells, combining it on PLA-PEG through amide reaction, and then wrapped the PLA-PEG-DG up to the Fe3O4@OA NPs...
June 12, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605878/an-oasis-in-the-desert-of-cancer-chemotherapeutic-resistance-the-enlightenment-from-reciprocal-crosstalk-between-signaling-pathways-of-upr-and-autophagy-in-cancers
#19
REVIEW
Yuhang Zhang, Xianjun Qu, Lingfan Jiang
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER), principal but complex, functions as the pleiotropic organelle for proper protein folding, Ca(2+) storage as well as lipid and carbohydrate metabolisms. Diverse microenviromental insults including, but not limited to, inflammatory reaction, glucose imbalance and hypoxia, elicit the accumulation of potentially toxic unfolded proteins in the ER lumen. Under the condition of these cellular threats, the autophagy with the well-orchestrated program containing over 30 autophagy-related genes (ATGs) might be initiated for degrading and recycling of the cumulative misfolded proteins and other related abnormal cytoplasmic components...
June 8, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605332/protective-effect-of-curcumin-against-carbofuran-induced-toxicity-in-wistar-rats
#20
Binitha P Purushothaman, Ramadasan Kuttan
Pesticide carbofuran (Furadan) is known to be an inhibitor of nerve impulses by its inhibition of acetylcholinesterase. Oral administration of carbofuran also produced tissue damage as evidenced by the increased the activities of creatine kinase (CK), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), and gamma glutamyl transferase (γ-GT) in tissues and serum. Against carbofuran, curcumin restored the activities of acetylcholinesterase, LDH, CK and γ- GT in animals. Curcumin also restored the reduced mitochondrial enzymes in rat liver caused by carbofuran...
2017: Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
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