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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933978/the-glycosidase-treatment-of-gentianae-scabrae-radix-converts-trifloroside-into-deglucosyltrifloroside-with-an-enhancement-of-antioxidative-effects
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Eun-Ju Yang, Ju-Gyeong Lee, Kyung-Sik Song
Herbal medicines were subjected to enzyme reaction by using a commercial glycosidase AMG-300L, and were evaluated for enhancement of their antioxidative activities. The methanolic extract of Gentianae Scabrae Radix (GSR) showed the most dramatic changes after enzyme reaction, as seen in the high-performance liquid chromatography profiles and an increase in the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging effect. Trifloroside (1, TF) was identified as being significantly decreased by enzyme reaction, whereas deglucosyltrifloroside (2, DTF) increased...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933303/cardioprotective-potential-of-iron-chelators-and-prochelators
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Hana Jansova, Tomas Simunek
Heart is a particularly sensitive organ to iron overload and cardiomyopathy due to the excessive cardiac iron deposition causes most deaths in disorders such as beta-thalassemia major. Free or loosely bound iron ions readily cycle between ferrous and ferric states and catalyze Haber-Weiss reaction that yields highly reactive and toxic hydroxyl radicals. Treatment with iron chelators (desferrioxamine, deferiprone, and deferasirox) substantially improved cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in iron overloaded patients...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932127/an-in-vitro-model-of-renal-inflammation-after-ischemic-oxidative-stress-injury-nephroprotective-effects-of-a-hyaluronan-ester-with-butyric-acid-on-mesangial-cells
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Olga Baraldi, Francesca Bianchi, Viola Menghi, Andrea Angeletti, Anna Laura Croci Chiocchini, Maria Cappuccilli, Valeria Aiello, Giorgia Comai, Gaetano La Manna
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury, known as a major trigger for organ fibrosis and independent predictor of chronic kidney disease, is characterized by mesangial cell proliferation, inflammation and unbalance between biosynthesis and degradation of extracellular matrix. Therapeutic approaches targeting the inhibition of mesangial cell proliferation and matrix expansion may represent a promising opportunity for the treatment of kidney injury. An ester of hyaluronic acid and butyric acid (HB) has shown vasculogenic and regenerative properties in renal ischemic-damaged tissues, resulting in enhanced function recovery and minor degree of inflammation in vivo...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931630/kinase-mpk17-and-the-peroxisome-division-factor-pmd1-influence-salt-induced-peroxisome-proliferation
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Elizabeth M Frick, Lucia C Strader
Peroxisomes are small organelles that house many oxidative reactions. Peroxisome proliferation is induced under multiple stress conditions, including salt stress; however, factors regulating this process are not well defined. We have identified a role for Arabidopsis thaliana MAP KINASE17 (MPK17) in affecting peroxisome division in a manner that requires the known peroxisome division factor PEROXISOME AND MITOCHONDRIAL DIVISION FACTOR1 (PMD1). MPK17 and PMD1 are involved in peroxisome proliferation in response to NaCl stress...
September 20, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931372/transcriptional-profile-of-breast-muscle-in-heat-stressed-layers-is-similar-to-that-of-broiler-chickens-at-control-temperature
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Imran Zahoor, Dirk-Jan de Koning, Paul M Hocking
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the commercial importance of changes in muscle function of broiler chickens and of the corresponding effects on meat quality has increased. Furthermore, broilers are more sensitive to heat stress during transport and at high ambient temperatures than smaller egg-laying chickens. We hypothesised that heat stress would amplify muscle damage and expression of genes that are involved in such changes and, thus, lead to the identification of pathways and networks associated with broiler muscle and meat quality traits...
September 20, 2017: Genetics, Selection, Evolution: GSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931006/up-regulation-of-calreticulin-in-mouse-liver-tissues-after-long-term-irradiation-with-low-dose-rate-gamma-rays
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Lan Yi, Nan Hu, Jie Yin, Jing Sun, Hongxiang Mu, Keren Dai, Dexin Ding
The biological effects of low-dose or low-dose-rate ionizing radiation on normal tissues has attracted attention. Based on previous research, we observed the morphology of liver tissues of C57BL/6J mice that received <50, 50-500, and 500-1000 μGy/h of 137Cs radiation for 180 d. We found that the pathological changes in liver tissues were more obvious as the irradiation dose rates increased. Additionally, differential protein expression in liver tissues was analyzed using a proteomics approach. Compared with the matched group in the 2D gel analysis of the irradiated groups, 69 proteins had ≥ 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930716/antinociceptive-effect-of-ghrelin-in-a-rat-model-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-involves-trpv1-opioid-systems
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Yuqing Mao, Zhengyang Li, Kan Chen, Huafang Yu, Shaoren Zhang, Miao Jiang, Yuanhua Ma, Chunli Liang, Hongyan Liu, Huanqing Li, Qian Hua, Hao Zhou, Yonghong Sun, Xiaoming Fan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), defined as recurrent abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits, seriously affects quality of life and ability to work. Ghrelin is a brain-gut hormone, which has been reported to show antinociceptive effects in peripheral pain. We investigated the effect of ghrelin on visceral hypersensitivity and pain in a rat model of IBS. METHODS: Maternal deprivation (MD) was used to provide a stress-induced model of IBS in Wistar rats...
September 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929194/adapting-secretory-proteostasis-and-function-through-the-unfolded-protein-response
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Madeline Y Wong, Andrew S DiChiara, Patreece H Suen, Kenny Chen, Ngoc-Duc Doan, Matthew D Shoulders
Cells address challenges to protein folding in the secretory pathway by engaging endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-localized protective mechanisms that are collectively termed the unfolded protein response (UPR). By the action of the transmembrane signal transducers IRE1, PERK, and ATF6, the UPR induces networks of genes whose products alleviate the burden of protein misfolding. The UPR also plays instructive roles in cell differentiation and development, aids in the response to pathogens, and coordinates the output of professional secretory cells...
September 20, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928370/recyclable-polydimethylsiloxane-network-crosslinked-by-dynamic-transesterification-reaction
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Huan Zhang, Chao Cai, Wenxing Liu, Dongdong Li, Jiawei Zhang, Ning Zhao, Jian Xu
This article reports preparation of a crosslinked polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) network via dynamic transesterification reaction between PDMS-diglycidyl ether and pripol 1017 with Zn(OAc)2 as the catalyst. The thermal dynamic nature of the network was investigated by the creep-recovery and stress-relaxation tests. The synthesized PDMS elastomer showed excellent solvent resistance even under high temperature, and could be reprocessed by hot pressing at 180 °C with the mechanical properties maintained after 10 cycles...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927158/regulation-of-htra2-on-wt1-gene-expression-under-imatinib-stimulation-and-its-effects-on-the-cell-biology-of-k562-cells
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Lixia Zhang, Yan Li, Xiaoyan Li, Qing Zhang, Shaowei Qiu, Qi Zhang, Min Wang, Haiyan Xing, Qing Rao, Zheng Tian, Kejing Tang, Jianxiang Wang, Yingchang Mi
The aim of the present study was to investigate the regulation of Wilms Tumor 1 (WT1) by serine protease high-temperature requirement protein A2 (HtrA2), a member of the Htr family, in K562 cells. In addition, the study aimed to observe the effect of this regulation on cell biological functions and its associated mechanisms. Expression of WT1 and HtrA2 mRNA, and proteins following imatinib and the HtrA2 inhibitor 5-[5-(2-nitrophenyl) furfuryl iodine]-1, 3-diphenyl-2-thiobarbituric acid (UCF-101) treatment was detected with reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926923/involvement-of-mapk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signal-transduction-pathways-camellia-japonica-mitigates-inflammation-and-gastric-ulcer
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Md Rashedunnabi Akanda, Byung-Yong Park
Gastric ulcer is an important risk factor for human health globally. Camellia japonica (CJ) is a plant of which the fruits are used as traditional phytomedicine for inflammatory and immunomodulatory diseases; however, the underlying molecular mechanism has not been clarified. The present study aimed to investigate the immunopharmacological activities of Camellia japonica and validate its pharmacological targets. To evaluate the protective roles of Camellia japonica on LPS-induced inflammation in RAW 264.7 cells and HCl/EtOH-induced gastric ulcer in mice; we applied 3-(4,5-dimethyl-thiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT), nitric oxide (NO), reactive oxygen species (ROS), histopathology, malondialdehyde (MDA), quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), immunohistochemistry (IHC), and western blot analyses...
September 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925723/expression-patterns-of-members-of-the-isocitrate-dehydrogenase-gene-family-in-murine-inner-ear
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Y-R Kim, K-H Kim, S Lee, S-K Oh, J-W Park, K-Y Lee, J-I Baek, U-K Kim
Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) is characterized by an age-dependent decline of auditory function characterized by with loss of sensory hair cells, spiral ganglion neurons, and stria vascularis (SV) cells in the cochlea of the inner ear. Aging and age-related diseases result from accumulated oxidative damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated by mitochondria. The isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) family includes three enzymes in human cells: IDH1, IDH2, and IDH3. Although all three enzymes catalyze the same enzymatic reaction, that is, oxidative decarboxylation of isocitrate to produce α-ketoglutarate, each IDH enzyme has unique features...
September 19, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925548/a-bifunctional-catalase-peroxidase-makatg1-contributes-to-virulence-of-metarhizium-acridum-by-overcoming-oxidative-stress-on-the-host-insect-cuticle
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Guohong Li, Anni Fan, Guoxiong Peng, Nemat O Keyhani, Jiankang Xin, Yueqing Cao, Yuxian Xia
Microbial pathogens are exposed to damaging reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced from a variety of sources including chemical reactions due to exposure to stress (UV, heat) or by hosts as a defense response. Here we demonstrate that a bifunctional catalase-peroxidase, MakatG1, in the locust-specific fungal pathogen, Metarhizium acridum, functions as a ROS detoxification mechanism during host cuticle penetration. MakatG1 expression was highly induced during on-cuticle appressoria development as compared to vegetative (mycelia) growth or during in vivo growth in the insect hemocoel...
September 19, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924544/analysis-of-the-mitochondrial-4977-bp-deletion-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Z S Guo, C L Jin, Z J Yao, Y M Wang, B T Xu
Mutations in the mitochondrial (mt) genome that result in mt dysfunction, have long been proposed to play important roles in the pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Among these, the common mtDNA 4977 bp deletion is one of the most frequent mutations observed in various cancers. To understand the relationship between the mtDNA 4977 bp deletion and HCC, we performed mutational screening for the presence of this deletion in 105 HCC patients and 69 unrelated healthy subjects. After nested-polymerase chain reaction (nested-PCR) amplification, we found that there were 10 patients carrying the mtDNA 4977 bp deletion, and this deletion was absent in control subjects...
June 30, 2017: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923973/flow-induced-gelation-of-microfiber-suspensions
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Antonio Perazzo, Janine K Nunes, Stefano Guido, Howard A Stone
The flow behavior of fiber suspensions has been studied extensively, especially in the limit of dilute concentrations and rigid fibers; at the other extreme, however, where the suspensions are concentrated and the fibers are highly flexible, much less is understood about the flow properties. We use a microfluidic method to produce uniform concentrated suspensions of high aspect ratio, flexible microfibers, and we demonstrate the shear thickening and gelling behavior of such microfiber suspensions, which, to the best of our knowledge, has not been reported previously...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923325/amino-acid-mixture-acts-as-a-potent-vegf-lowering-agent-in-cho-k1-cells-exposed-to-high-glucose
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Radhakrishnan Selvi, Renganathan Bhuvanasundar, Narayanasamy Angayarkanni
BACKGROUND: Though the role of amino acids in Diabetes Mellitus is controversial, the beneficial effect of amino acids in Diabetes Mellitus has been reported based on its anti-glycating property and insulin potentiating effects. In the current study, we evaluated the ROS generation and VEGF expression in CHO-K1 cells induced by high glucose concentration. The effect of amino acids treatment was studied under this condition to evaluate the VEGF lowering effect. METHOD: CHO-K1 cells were treated various concentration of glucose (7 mmol, 17 mmol and 27 mmol) with and without free amino acids (5 mmol) or the amino acids mixture (AAM)...
April 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923271/biological-effects-of-orthodontic-tooth-movement-into-the-grafted-alveolar-cleft
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Jian Sun, Xiaoyue Zhang, Renmei Li, Zhengxi Chen, Yuanliang Huang, Zhenqi Chen
PURPOSE: Functional stimulus during orthodontic tooth movement into the grafted bone can lead to better alveolar bone grafting outcomes. The aim of this study was to analyze the biological effects of orthodontic tooth movement into the grafted alveolar cleft area with histologic staining, fluorescence staining, and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: An animal model of orthodontic tooth movement into the grafted alveolar cleft area was established in 8-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923079/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-cooperates-with-toll-like-receptor-ligation-in-driving-activation-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes
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Pawel A Kabala, Chiara Angiolilli, Nataliya Yeremenko, Aleksander M Grabiec, Barbara Giovannone, Desiree Pots, Timothy R Radstake, Dominique Baeten, Kris A Reedquist
BACKGROUND: Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has proinflammatory properties, and transgenic animal studies of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) indicate its relevance in the process of joint destruction. Because currently available studies are focused primarily on myeloid cells, we assessed how ER stress might affect the inflammatory responses of stromal cells in RA. METHODS: ER stress was induced in RA fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS), dermal fibroblasts, and macrophages with thapsigargin or tunicamycin alone or in combination with Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands, and gene expression and messenger RNA (mRNA) stability was measured by quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
September 18, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923010/the-role-of-the-two-component-systems-cpx-and-arc-in-protein-alterations-upon-gentamicin-treatment-in-escherichia-coli
#19
Emina Ćudić, Kristin Surmann, Gianna Panasia, Elke Hammer, Sabine Hunke
BACKGROUND: The aminoglycoside antibiotic gentamicin was supposed to induce a crosstalk between the Cpx- and the Arc-two-component systems (TCS). Here, we investigated the physical interaction of the respective TCS components and compared the results with their respective gene expression and protein abundance. The findings were interpreted in relation to the global proteome profile upon gentamicin treatment. RESULTS: We observed specific interaction between CpxA and ArcA upon treatment with the aminoglycoside gentamicin using Membrane-Strep-tagged protein interaction experiments (mSPINE)...
September 18, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922758/the-role-of-arabidopsis-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-genes-in-response-to-high-temperature-and-stress-combinations
#20
Junyi Zhao, Tagnon D Missihoun, Dorothea Bartels
Aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDH) are a family of enzymes that are involved in plant metabolism and contribute to aldehyde homeostasis to eliminate toxic aldehydes. The ALDH enzymes produce NADPH and NADH in their enzymatic reactions and thus contribute to balancing redox equivalents. Previous studies showed that Arabidopsis ALDH genes are expressed in response to high salinity, dehydration, oxidative stress, or heavy metals, suggesting important roles in environmental adaptation. However, the role of ALDH genes in high temperature and stress combinations (heat stress combined with dehydration, wounding, or salt stress) is unclear...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
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