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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633997/nicotinamide-inhibits-the-growth-of-p-falciparum-and-enhances-the-antimalarial-effect-of-artemisinin-chloroquine-and-pyrimethamine
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Sergey O Tcherniuk, Olga Chesnokova, Irina V Oleinikov, Andrew V Oleinikov
Nicotinamide (vitamin B3) - is a water soluble amide derivative of nicotinic acid, which has been used at high doses for a variety of therapeutic applications. However, its antimalarial effect has not been intensively explored. In this work we analysed the effect of nicotinamide alone and in combination with artemisinin, chloroquine andpyrimethamine on the growth of blood stages of P. falciparum. Our results demonstrate that nicotinamide effectively inhibits the growth of blood stage parasites with IC50 of 6...
June 17, 2017: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628680/current-perspectives-among-u-s-dermatologists-on-chemoprevention-of-nonmelanoma-skin-cancer-a-survey-based-study
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Brittany Oliver, Serena Durrani, Joel L Cohen, Adam J Friedman
<p>Introduction: Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common malignancy in the US Primary prevention of NMSC with physical photoprotective measures are often not sufficient to impact skin cancer incidence in high-risk individuals. Chemoprevention is the use of agents to prevent, suppress, and reverse carcinogenic progression. Many agents have been investigated, but preclinical and clinical studies are often inconsistent.</p> <p>Methods: A cross-sectional study was designed to assess current practices, perceptions, and general knowledge of U...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620200/urinary-metabolomics-reveals-the-therapeutic-effect-of-huangqi-injections-in-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxic-rats
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Chang-Yin Li, Hui-Ting Song, Xiao-Xiao Wang, Yao-Yao Wan, Xuan-Sheng Ding, Shi-Jia Liu, Guo-Liang Dai, Yue-Heng Liu, Wen-Zheng Ju
The side effects of cisplatin (CDDP), notably nephrotoxicity, greatly limited its use in clinical chemotherapy. HuangQi Injections (HI), a commonly used preparation of the well-known Chinese herbal medicine Astragali radix, appeared to be promising treatment for nephrotoxicity without compromising the anti-tumor activity of CDDP. In this study, the urinary metabolomics approach using liquid chromatography time of flight mass spectrometry (LC-TOF/MS) was developed to assess the toxicity-attenuation effects and corresponding mechanisms of HI on CDDP-exposed rats...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619450/tocosome-novel-drug-delivery-system-containing-phospholipids-and-tocopheryl-phosphates
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M R Mozafari, R Javanmard, M Raji
The potential of two derivatives of vitamin E, i.e. α-tocopheryl phosphate (TP) and di-α-tocopheryl phosphate (T2P), for the protection and delivery of therapeutics is being investigated in our laboratory and some promising results have been obtained so far. Novel nanocarrier systems containing TP, T2P and different lipids/phospholipids (phosphatidylcholine, stearyl amine, Phospholipon 90H, Phospholipon 100H) with and without cholesterol were prepared using Mozafari method. The preparation method did not require utilization of potentially toxic solvents, detergents or employment of harsh treatments such as sonication or high-shear force homogenization...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618724/vitamin-e-as-a-novel-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-acute-aluminum-phosphide-poisoning
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Zahra Halvaei, Hiva Tehrani, Kambiz Soltaninejad, Mohammad Abdollahi, Shahin Shadnia
BACKGROUND/AIM: Aluminum phosphide (AlP) is commonly used as a fumigant in developing countries. Induction of oxidative stress is one of the most important mechanisms of its toxicity. In this regard, and considering that there is no specific antidote for its treatment, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of vitamin E in the treatment of acute AlP poisoning. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a clinical trial on acute AlP poisoned patients. All patients received supportive treatment...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616214/high-dose-hydroxocobalamin-for-vasoplegic-syndrome-causing-false-blood-leak-alarm
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Wisit Cheungpasitporn, John Hui, Kianoush B Kashani, Erica D Wittwer, Robert C Albright, John J Dillon
Blood leak alarms are important safety features in a hemodialysis machine to protect patients from loss of blood through a rupture in the dialyzer membrane (true alarms). A false blood leak alarm can be triggered by air bubbles or detector malfunction (such as deposits of grease or scale). Hydroxocobalamin is an injectable form of vitamin B12 approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of confirmed or suspected cyanide toxicity. Due to observations of an increase in arterial pressure after high-dose hydroxocobalamin infusion for the treatment of acute cyanide poisoning, it has recently been reported as an off-label rescue treatment for post-cardiopulmonary bypass vasoplegic syndrome...
June 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606509/targeting-integrin-rich-tumors-with-temoporfin-loaded-vitamin-e-succinate-grafted-chitosan-oligosaccharide-d-%C3%AE-tocopheryl-polyethylene-glycol-1000-succinate-nanoparticles-to-enhance-photodynamic-therapy-efficiency
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Junru Wu, Shu Feng, Wenchao Liu, Feng Gao, Yanzuo Chen
A major challenge in cancer photodynamic therapy (PDT) is the poor tumor selectivity of the photosensitizer. Therefore, temoporfin (mTHPC)-loaded nanoparticles, based on vitamin-E-succinate-grafted chitosan oligosaccharide and cyclic (arginine-glycine-aspartic acid-d-phenylalanine-lysine) (c[RGDfK])-modified d-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate, were prepared (RGD-NPs) and were expected to enhance the accumulation of mTHPC in integrin-rich U87MG tumors. The RGD-NPs generated were 144.9nm in diameter and uniformly spherical...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601557/emamectin-benzoate-induces-ros-mediated-dna-damage-and-apoptosis-in-trichoplusia-tn5b1-4-cells
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Shaorong Luan, Xinming Yun, Wenbing Rao, Ciying Xiao, Zhikang Xu, Jialin Lang, Qingchun Huang
Emamectin benzoate (EMB), a novel macrocyclic lactone insecticide, possesses high efficacy and beneficial selective toxicity in agriculture, but so far the EMB-induced cytotoxic action in arthropod insect remains unclear. The present studies were carried out to characterize the property of EMB on the induction of reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated DNA damage and apoptosis in Trichoplusia Tn5B1-4 cell model. Following the exposure to EMB at 2.5, 5, 10 or 15 μM, the cells changed to be round, suspended and aggregated, and the decline of cell proliferating ability and cell viability was positively related with the exposure time...
June 7, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598359/vitamin-b12-and-semen-quality
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REVIEW
Saleem Ali Banihani
Various studies have revealed the effects of vitamin B12, also named cobalamin, on semen quality and sperm physiology; however, these studies collectively are still unsummarized. Here, we systematically discuss and summarize the currently understood role of vitamin B12 on semen quality and sperm physiology. We searched the Web of Science, PubMed, and Scopus databases for only English language articles or abstracts from September 1961 to March 2017 (inclusive) using the key words "vitamin B12" and "cobalamin" versus "sperm"...
June 9, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595554/sulphur-containing-amino-acids-protective-role-against-free-radicals-and-heavy-metals
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Mirjana B Čolović, Vesna M Vasić, Dragan M Djuric, Danijela Z Krstić
Sulphur is an abundant element in biological systems, which plays an important role in processes essential for life as a constituent of proteins, vitamins and other crucial biomolecules. The major source of sulphur for humans is plants being able to use inorganic sulphur in the purpose of sulphur-containing amino acids synthesis. Sulphur-containing amino acids include methionine, cysteine, homocysteine, and taurine. Among them, methionine and cysteine are classified as proteinogenic, canonic amino acids incorporated in proteins structure...
June 8, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584201/ovarian-damages-produced-by-aerosolized-fine-particulate-matter-pm2-5-pollution-in-mice-possible-protective-medications-and-mechanisms
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Hui-Fang Gai, Jian-Xiong An, Xiao-Yan Qian, Yong-Jie Wei, John P Williams, Guo-Lan Gao
BACKGROUND: Ambient aerosol fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is associated with male reproductive toxicity in experiments and may have adverse effects in the female. However, studies evaluating the protective effects and precise mechanisms of aspirin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, or ozone against toxic effects of PM2.5are sparse. This study was conducted to investigate the possible protective effects and mechanisms of aspirin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, or ozone on fertility in female mice treated with PM2...
June 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579801/meat-intake-and-the-dose-of-vitamin-b3-nicotinamide-cause-of-the-causes-of-disease-transitions-health-divides-and-health-futures
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REVIEW
Lisa J Hill, Adrian C Williams
Meat and vitamin B3 - nicotinamide - intake was high during hunter-gatherer times. Intake then fell and variances increased during and after the Neolithic agricultural revolution. Health, height, and IQ deteriorated. Low dietary doses are buffered by 'welcoming' gut symbionts and tuberculosis that can supply nicotinamide, but this co-evolved homeostatic metagenomic strategy risks dysbioses and impaired resistance to pathogens. Vitamin B3 deficiency may now be common among the poor billions on a low-meat diet...
2017: International Journal of Tryptophan Research: IJTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572025/cobalt-toxicity-in-humans-a-review-of-the-potential-sources-and-systemic-health-effects
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REVIEW
Laura Leyssens, Bart Vinck, Catherine Van Der Straeten, Floris Wuyts, Leen Maes
Cobalt (Co) and its compounds are widely distributed in nature and are part of numerous anthropogenic activities. Although cobalt has a biologically necessary role as metal constituent of vitamin B12, excessive exposure has been shown to induce various adverse health effects. This review provides an extended overview of the possible Co sources and related intake routes, the detection and quantification methods for Co intake and the interpretation thereof, and the reported health effects. The Co sources were allocated to four exposure settings: occupational, environmental, dietary and medical exposure...
May 29, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570331/nutrients-and-neurology
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Neeraj Kumar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article provides an update on the clinical presentation and management of neurologic disease related to key nutrient deficiencies. RECENT FINDINGS: Major advances have been made in understanding the pathway related to vitamin B12 absorption and distribution. It is now known that deficiencies of vitamin B12 and copper have similar neurologic manifestations. Bariatric surgery is a risk factor for both. Alcoholism is just one of the many causes of thiamine deficiency...
June 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554634/valorization-of-dacryodes-rostrata-fruit-through-the-characterization-of-its-oil
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Lee Hong Tee, Bao Yang, Beng Ti Tey, Eng-Seng Chan, Azrina Azlan, Amin Ismail, Jian Sun, Cheng Yuon Lau, Uma D Palanisamy, Ramakrishnan Nagasundara Ramanan, Krishnamurthy Nagendra Prasad
Dacryodes rostrata (kembayau) is an important food and oil resource for local communities in Borneo, but it is not commonly known to wider community. The objective of this work is to valorize kembayau fruit by evaluating the characteristics of the oil from the fruit. In this study, the physicochemical characteristics and the lipophilic essential nutrient; the fatty acid composition, vitamin E and beta-carotene content of oils obtained from the peel, pulp and seeds of kembayau fruits were studied. The pulp of the kembayau fruit contained highest proportion of oil, followed by peel and seed...
November 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546302/considerations-and-controversies-in-managing-chronic-kidney-disease-an-update
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REVIEW
Lalita Prasad-Reddy, Diana Isaacs, Alexander Kantorovich
PURPOSE: Current considerations and controversies surrounding the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are reviewed. SUMMARY: Patients diagnosed with CKD require a unique clinical approach to prevent medication toxicities and ensure appropriate management of disease-progressing comorbidities, and they require attention to commonly occurring complications that may affect disease control and impact quality of life, including anemia and CKD-bone-mineral disorder (CKD-BMD)...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545924/retinoic-acid-pre-treatment-down-regulates-v-cholerae-outer-membrane-vesicles-induced-acute-inflammation-and-enhances-mucosal-immunity
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Ritam Sinha, Debaki Ranjan Howlader, Atri Ta, Soma Mitra, Santasabuj Das, Hemanta Koley
Bacterial outer membrane vesicles have been extensively investigated and considered as a next generation vaccine. Recently, we have demonstrated that the cholera pentavalent outer membrane vesicles (CPMVs) immunogen induced adaptive immunity and had a strong protective efficacy against the circulating V. cholerae strains in a mouse model. In this present study, we are mainly focusing on reducing outer membrane vesicle (OMV) -mediated toxicity without altering its antigenic property. Therefore, we have selected All-trans Retinoic Acid (ATRA), active metabolites of vitamin A, which have both anti-inflammatory and mucosal adjuvant properties...
June 16, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545672/enhancement-of-apoptotic-activities-on-brain-cancer-cells-via-the-combination-of-%C3%AE-tocotrienol-and-jerantinine-a
#18
Ibrahim Babangida Abubakar, Kuan-Hon Lim, Toh-Seok Kam, Hwei-San Loh
BACKGROUND: γ-Tocotrienol, a vitamin E isomer possesses pronounced in vitro anticancer activities. However, the in vivo potency has been limited by hardly achievable therapeutic levels owing to inefficient high-dose oral delivery which leads to subsequent metabolic degradation. Jerantinine A, an Aspidosperma alkaloid, originally isolated from Tabernaemontana corymbosa, has proved to possess interesting anticancer activities. However, jerantinine A also induces toxicity to non-cancerous cells...
July 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545227/potential-use-of-chemoprotectants-against-the-toxic-effects-of-cyanotoxins-a-review
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REVIEW
Remedios Guzmán-Guillén, María Puerto, Daniel Gutiérrez-Praena, Ana I Prieto, Silvia Pichardo, Ángeles Jos, Alexandre Campos, Vitor Vasconcelos, Ana M Cameán
Cyanobacterial toxins, particularly microcystins (MCs) and cylindrospermopsin (CYN), are responsible for toxic effects in humans and wildlife. In order to counteract or prevent their toxicity, various strategies have been followed, such as the potential application of chemoprotectants. A review of the main substances evaluated for this aim, as well as the doses and their influence on cyanotoxin-induced toxicity, has been performed. A search of the literature shows that research on MCs is much more abundant than research on CYN...
May 23, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544589/methionine-tumor-starvation-by-erythrocyte-encapsulated-methionine-gamma-lyase-activity-controlled-with-per-os-vitamin-b6
#20
Fabien Gay, Karine Aguera, Karine Sénéchal, Angie Tainturier, Willy Berlier, Delphine Maucort-Boulch, Jérôme Honnorat, Françoise Horand, Yann Godfrin, Vanessa Bourgeaux
Erymet is a new therapy resulting from the encapsulation of a methionine gamma-lyase (MGL; EC number 4.4.1.11) in red blood cells (RBC). The aim of this study was to evaluate erymet potential efficacy in methionine (Met)-dependent cancers. We produced a highly purified MGL using a cGMP process, determined the pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) properties of erymet in mice, and assessed its efficacy on tumor growth prevention. Cytotoxicity of purified MGL was tested in six cancer cell lines. CD1 mice were injected with single erymet product supplemented or not with vitamin B6 vitamer pyridoxine (PN; a precursor of PLP cofactor)...
June 2017: Cancer Medicine
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