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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224284/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-considerations-for-the-pharmacological-management-of-elderly-patients
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Sizheng Zhao, Fred Otieno, Asan Akpan, Robert J Moots
Complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) are widely used by patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA); however, a significant proportion of these patients do not inform their physicians. This has many potential implications in a group of predominantly elderly patients with altered pharmacokinetics, comorbidities and polypharmacy of potentially toxic drugs. CAM usage may affect compliance and pharmacokinetics of conventional therapy for RA and comorbidities; therefore, physicians should engage patients in dialogues regarding CAM usage...
February 21, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217829/vitamin-d-and-autism-what-s-new
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John Jacob Cannell
An increasing amount of evidence points to the possibility that gestational and early childhood vitamin D deficiency [25(OH)D < 40 ng/ml] cause some cases of autism. Vitamin D is metabolized into a seco-steroid hormone that regulates about 3% of the 26,000 genes in the coding human genome. It is also a neurosteroid that is active in brain development, having effects on cellular proliferation, differentiation, calcium signaling, neurotrophic and neuroprotective actions; it also appears to have an effect on neurotransmission and synaptic plasticity...
February 20, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216602/selenium-and-tellurium-based-antioxidants-for-modulating-inflammation-and-effects-on-osteoblastic-activity
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Xi Lu, Gemma Mestres, Vijay Pal Singh, Pedram Effati, Jia-Fei Poon, Lars Engman, Marjam Karlsson Ott
Increased oxidative stress plays a significant role in the etiology of bone diseases. Heightened levels of H2O2 disrupt bone homeostasis, leading to greater bone resorption than bone formation. Organochalcogen compounds could act as free radical trapping agents or glutathione peroxidase mimetics, reducing oxidative stress in inflammatory diseases. In this report, we synthesized and screened a library of organoselenium and organotellurium compounds for hydrogen peroxide scavenging activity, using macrophagic cell lines RAW264...
February 14, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216405/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-nonsecosteroidal-vitamin-d3-receptor-ligands-as-anti-tumor-agents
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Bin Wang, Meixi Hao, Can Zhang
1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25-(OH)2D3, also known as calcitriol), the active form of vitamin D3, is being increasingly recognized for cancer therapy. Our previous work showed that phenyl-pyrrolyl pentane analogs, which mimicked anti-proliferative activities against several cancer cell lines of the natural secosteroidal ligand 1,25-(OH)2D3. Here, in order to optimize the structural features and discover more potent derivative, a series of nonsecosteroidal vitamin D3 receptor (VDR) ligands bearing acetylene bond linker was designed, synthesized and evaluated...
February 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197787/dermatux-phase-iv-trial-of-cetuximab-plus-folfiri-in-first-line-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-receiving-a-pre-defined-skin-care
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Carl Christoph Schimanski, Frank Staib, Thomas Göhler, Holger Hebart, Michael Heike, Michael Neise, Jochen Rudi, Thomas Geer, Gerrit Dingeldein, Claudia Lang, Peter Ehscheidt, Thomas Flohr, Klaus Maria Josten, Meinolf Karthaus, Alexander Schmittel, Jan Wierecky, Emil Boller, Martin Indorf, Marcus-Alexander Wörns, Peter R Galle, Markus Moehler
PURPOSE: Cetuximab-induced skin rash Gd3+ occurs in ≥16% patients (pts) (Heinemann et al., Lancet Oncol 15(10):1065-1075, 2014; Van Cutsem et al. J Clin Oncol 27(19):3117-25; 2009b). Survival, response, and toxicity parameters were re-evaluated under a pre-defined skin prophylaxis consistent of vitamin K1 ointment and oral doxycycline. METHODS: This is a national, multicenter, phase 4, first-line mCRC (K-RAS wt) trial. Pts received irinotecan 180 mg/m² (d1), FA 400 mg/m² (d1), 5-FU 400 mg/m² (d1), 5-FU 2400 mg/m² (d1-2), and cetuximab [400 mg/m² (d1), and then 250 mg/m² qw], prophylactic 0...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194995/aerobic-anoxygenic-phototrophs-in-gold-mine-tailings-in-nopiming-provincial-park-manitoba-canada
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Elizabeth Hughes, Breanne Head, Chris Maltman, Michele Piercey-Normore, Vladimir Yurkov
A sampling trip to Central Gold Mine, Nopiming Provincial Park, Canada, was taken in September 2011. Abundance, distribution, and physiology of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs (AAP) from 4 locations were studied. Enumeration revealed 14.6% of culturable microbes were AAP. Five strains (NM4.16, NM4.18, C4, C9, C11) were chosen for analysis. All grow best on complex media without vitamin requirements and with an optimal pH 7.0-8.0, with strain C4 preferring pH 6.0. Strain NM4.18 tolerates the highest pH 11.0. Optimal temperature for all is 28 °C (range of 2-37 °C except NM4...
February 14, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188842/vitamin-d-supplementation-during-pregnancy-improvements-in-birth-outcomes-and-complications-through-direct-genomic-alteration
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Bruce W Hollis, Carol L Wagner
Pregnancy represents a time of rapid change, including dramatic shifts in vitamin D metabolism. Circulating concentrations of the active form of vitamin D-1,25(OH)2D skyrocket early in pregnancy to levels that would be toxic to a nonpregnant adult, signaling a decoupling of vitamin D from the classic endocrine calcium metabolic pathway, likely serving an immunomodulatory function in the mother and her developing fetus. In this review, we summarize the unique aspects of vitamin D metabolism and the data surrounding vitamin D requirements during this important period...
February 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183032/manganese-neurotoxicity-and-protective-effects-of-resveratrol-and-quercetin-in-preclinical-research
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Maciej Gawlik, Małgorzata B Gawlik, Irena Smaga, Małgorzata Filip
BACKGROUND: Exposure to Mn results in a neurological syndrome known as manganism. METHODS: We examined how 4-week Mn exposure (20mg/kg MnCl2po, 5days/week) induces neurotoxic effects in rats. Oxidized-to-reduced glutathione ratio (GSSG/GSH), malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, catalase (CAT) activity, vitamin E content and caspase-3 activity were measured in several rat brain structures. Further, we examined protective effects of the polyphenols: resveratrol (R) or quercetin (QCT) against Mn-induced neurotoxicity...
December 14, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176881/functional-coupling-of-human-microphysiology-systems-intestine-liver-kidney-proximal-tubule-blood-brain-barrier-and-skeletal-muscle
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Lawrence Vernetti, Albert Gough, Nicholas Baetz, Sarah Blutt, James R Broughman, Jacquelyn A Brown, Jennifer Foulke-Abel, Nesrin Hasan, Julie In, Edward Kelly, Olga Kovbasnjuk, Jonathan Repper, Nina Senutovitch, Janet Stabb, Catherine Yeung, Nick C Zachos, Mark Donowitz, Mary Estes, Jonathan Himmelfarb, George Truskey, John P Wikswo, D Lansing Taylor
Organ interactions resulting from drug, metabolite or xenobiotic transport between organs are key components of human metabolism that impact therapeutic action and toxic side effects. Preclinical animal testing often fails to predict adverse outcomes arising from sequential, multi-organ metabolism of drugs and xenobiotics. Human microphysiological systems (MPS) can model these interactions and are predicted to dramatically improve the efficiency of the drug development process. In this study, five human MPS models were evaluated for functional coupling, defined as the determination of organ interactions via an in vivo-like sequential, organ-to-organ transfer of media...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168012/nutrition-and-age-ing-focusing-on-alzheimer-s-disease
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Giulia Abate, Mariagrazia Marziano, Wiramon Rungratanawanich, Maurizio Memo, Daniela Uberti
Recently, the role of food and nutrition in preventing or delaying chronic disability in the elderly population has received great attention. Thanks to their ability to influence biochemical and biological processes, bioactive nutrients are considered modifiable factors capable of preserving a healthy brain status. A diet rich in vitamins and polyphenols and poor in saturated fatty acids has been recommended. In the prospective of a healthy diet, cooking methods should be also considered. In fact, cooking procedures can modify the original dietary content, contributing not only to the loss of healthy nutrients, but also to the formation of toxins, including advanced glycation end products (AGEs)...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166421/vitamin-e-and-selenium-treatment-of-monocrotaline-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
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G Cuce, H T Canbaz, M E Sozen, F H Yerlikaya, S Kalkan
Monocrotaline (MCT) is a hepatotoxic pyrrolizidine alkaloid that is derived from plants; exposure may occur by consumption of contaminated grains, herbal teas and medicines. MCT can cause liver damage. We investigated the antioxidant effects of selenium (Se) and vitamin E against the toxic effects of MCT. Female Wistar albino rats were divided into four groups: a control group, an MCT group, an MCT + Se group, and an MCT + vitamin E group. Liver tissues were harvested, fixed, processed to paraffin and sections were cut...
February 6, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163212/exogenous-vitamin-c-boosts-the-antitumor-efficacy-of-paclitaxel-containing-reduction-sensitive-shell-sheddable-micelles-in-vivo
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Yaqin Zhu, Xiuxiu Wang, Jian Zhang, Fenghua Meng, Chao Deng, Ru Cheng, Jan Feijen, Zhiyuan Zhong
Slow drug release at the tumor tissue and poor tumor penetration are two big challenges for the successful application of nanosystems in tumor therapy. Here, we report that a high concentration of the natural reducing agent vitamin C (VC) triggers rapid extracellular PTX release from PTX-loaded shell-sheddable PEG-SS-PCL micelles (SSM) in tumors in vivo. An in vivo tolerance study showed that VC at a blood concentration of 40mM had little toxicity to nude mice. Notably, SSM rapidly disassembled and released the payloads (Cy5 or PTX) in response to 40mM VC...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155935/folate-binding-protein-therapeutic-natural-nanotechnology-for-folic-acid-methotrexate-and-leucovorin
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Rachel L Merzel, Sarah M Boutom, Junjie Chen, Carolina Frey, Kerby Shedden, E Neil G Marsh, Mark M Banaszak Holl
Blood serum proteins play a critical role in the transport, biodistribution, and efficacy of systemically-delivered therapeutics. Here, we have investigated the concentration- and ligand-dependent aggregation of folate binding protein (FBP), focusing in particular on folic acid, an important vitamin and targeting agent; methotrexate, an antifolate drug used to treat cancer and rheumatoid arthritis; and leucovorin which is used to decrease methotrexate toxicity. We employed atomic force microscopy to characterize, on a particle-by-particle basis, the volumes of the FBP nanoparticles that form upon ligand binding...
February 3, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150073/first-in-human-phase-i-study-of-sor-c13-a-trpv6-calcium-channel-inhibitor-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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S Fu, H Hirte, S Welch, T T Ilenchuk, T Lutes, C Rice, N Fields, A Nemet, D Dugourd, S Piha-Paul, V Subbiah, L Liu, J Gong, D Hong, J M Stewart
Introduction This was an open-label, dose escalation (3 + 3 design), Phase I study of SOR-C13 in patients with advanced tumors of epithelial origin. Primary objectives were to assess safety/tolerability and pharmacokinetics. Secondary goals were to assess pharmacodynamics and efficacy of SOR-C13. Methods SOR-C13 was administered IV QD on days 1-3 and 8-10 of a 21-day cycle. Doses were 2.75 and 5.5 mg/kg (20-min infusion) and 1.375, 2.75, 4.13 and 6.2 mg/kg (90-min infusion). Toxicity was assessed by National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 4...
February 1, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149023/status-of-serum-calcium-vitamin-d-and-parathyroid-hormone-and-hematological-indices-among-lead-exposed-jewelry-workers-in-dhaka-bangladesh
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I Mazumdar, K Goswami, Md Suhrab Ali
Jewelry utilizes lead either directly or as a base metal. Costume jewelry requires lead before molding and plating the product with valuable metals. Therefore, such ornaments have a great potential to release heavy metals having health hazards. Also, jewelry makers engaged in preparing German silver, an alloy, apply lead in smelting, alloying, rolling and milling silver wires and pieces. The metal is taken up by blood, soft tissues and bone. The biological effects of lead are dependent upon the level and duration of exposure...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144887/phytochemical-screening-acute-toxicity-anxiolytic-and-antidepressant-activities-of-the-nelumbo-nucifera-fruit
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Muhammad Ali Rajput, Rafeeq Alam Khan
Recently use of herbal therapies and diet rich in flavonoids and vitamin C have increased significantly to treat minor to modest anxiety disorders and various forms of depression. But further research and studies are necessary to evaluate the pharmacological & toxicological effects of plants. Hence present study was designed to conduct phytochemical screening, acute toxicity study, anxiolytic and antidepressant activities of the ethanol extract of Nelumbo nucifera fruit in order to ascertain its therapeutic potential...
February 1, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135329/hepatic-effects-of-pharmacological-doses-of-hydroxy-cobalamin-c-lactam-in-mice
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Patrizia Haegler, David Grünig, Benjamin Berger, Luigi Terracciano, Stephan Krähenbühl, Jamal Bouitbir
The vitamin B12 analog hydroxy-cobalamin[c-lactam] (HCCL) impairs hepatic mitochondrial protein synthesis and function of the electron transport chain in rats. We aimed to establish an in vivo model for mitochondrial dysfunction in mice, which could be used to investigate hepatotoxicity of mitochondrial toxicants. In a first step, we performed a dose-finding study in mice treated with HCCL 0.4 mg/kg and 4 mg/kg i.p. for two to four weeks. The plasma methylmalonate concentration was strongly increased at 4 mg/kg starting at three weeks of treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133684/antioxidant-effect-of-vitamin-e-and-5-aminosalicylic-acid-on-acrylamide-induced-kidney-injury-in-rats
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Nisreen A Rajeh, Najlaa M Al-Dhaheri
To explore renal toxicity caused by sub-acute exposure of acrylamide and to study the protective effect of 5-Aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) and Vitamin E (vit-E)on Acrylamide (ACR) induced renal toxicity. Methods: This study was conducted at King Fahad Medical Research Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, between August and November 2015. A total of 49 adult Wistar rats (250 ± 20g) aged 60 days were kept in a controlled environment and used in the present study. The rats were divided into 7 groups (control, ACR alone, ACR+5-ASA, ACR+vit-E, ACR+ASA+vit-E, vit-E alone, and ASA alone)...
February 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128435/vitamin-e-for-alzheimer-s-dementia-and-mild-cognitive-impairment
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REVIEW
Nicolas Farina, David Llewellyn, Mokhtar Gad El Kareem Nasr Isaac, Naji Tabet
BACKGROUND: Vitamin E occurs naturally in the diet. It has several biological activities, including functioning as an antioxidant to scavenge toxic free radicals. Evidence that free radicals may contribute to the pathological processes behind cognitive impairment has led to interest in the use of vitamin E supplements to treat mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2000, and previously updated in 2006 and 2012...
January 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125004/antioxidant-pre-treatment-reduces-the-toxic-effects-of-oxalate-on-renal-epithelial-cells-in-a-cell-culture-model-of-urolithiasis
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Tomislav Kizivat, Martina Smolić, Ivana Marić, Maja Tolušić Levak, Robert Smolić, Ines Bilić Čurčić, Lucija Kuna, Ivan Mihaljević, Aleksandar Včev, Sandra Tucak-Zorić
Urolithiasis is characterized by the formation and retention of solid crystals within the urinary tract. Kidney stones are mostly composed of calcium oxalate, which predominantly generates free radicals that are toxic to renal tubular cells. The aim of the study is to explore possible effects of antioxidant pre-treatment on inhibition of oxidative stress. Three cell lines were used as in vitro model of urolithiasis: MDCK I, MDCK II and LLC-PK1. Oxidative stress was induced by exposure of cells to sodium oxalate in concentration of 8 mM...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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