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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738542/protective-effects-of-tannic-acid-on-acute-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-involvement-of-suppression-in-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-apoptosis
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Jianping Zhang, Lijing Cui, Xue Han, Yuanyuan Zhang, Xuan Zhang, Xi Chu, Fenghua Zhang, Ying Zhang, Li Chu
Doxorubicin (DOX) is a highly effective drug, but its cardiotoxicity restricts its therapeutic index. Oxidative stress is the major etiopathological factor in DOX-induced cardiotoxicity. Tannic acid (TA) has various anti-cancer, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory activities. The purpose of the study was to survey the possible effects of TA against acute DOX-induced cardiotoxicity. Male Sprague-Dawleyrats were randomly divided into five groups: control, DOX (10mg/kg) alone, DOX with TA (20 and 40mg/kg), or DOX withcaptopril (30mg/kg) treatments...
July 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737957/investigating-factors-influencing-pedestrian-injury-severity-at-intersections
#2
Zhuanglin Ma, Xi Lu, Steven I-Jy Chien, Dawei Hu
OBJECTIVE: Vehicle crashes which involved pedestrian at intersections have been reported occasionally. The injury severity of pedestrians in these crashes seems significantly related to driver and pedestrian attributes, vehicle characteristics, and the geometry of intersections. Identifying factors associated with pedestrian injury severity (PIS) is critical for reducing crashes and improving safety. For developing the proposed probit models, drivers who involved crashes are classified into three groups: young drivers (16 ≤ age ≤ 24); middle-aged drivers (25 ≤ age ≤ 64); older drivers (age ≥ 65)...
July 24, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737769/local-lung-hypoxia-determines-epithelial-fate-decisions-during-alveolar-regeneration
#3
Ying Xi, Thomas Kim, Alexis N Brumwell, Ian H Driver, Ying Wei, Victor Tan, Julia R Jackson, Jianming Xu, Dong-Kee Lee, Jeffrey E Gotts, Michael A Matthay, John M Shannon, Harold A Chapman, Andrew E Vaughan
After influenza infection, lineage-negative epithelial progenitors (LNEPs) exhibit a binary response to reconstitute epithelial barriers: activating a Notch-dependent ΔNp63/cytokeratin 5 (Krt5) remodelling program or differentiating into alveolar type II cells (AEC2s). Here we show that local lung hypoxia, through hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF1α), drives Notch signalling and Krt5(pos) basal-like cell expansion. Single-cell transcriptional profiling of human AEC2s from fibrotic lungs revealed a hypoxic subpopulation with activated Notch, suppressed surfactant protein C (SPC), and transdifferentiation toward a Krt5(pos) basal-like state...
July 24, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736895/independent-association-between-age-and-circadian-systolic-blood-pressure-patterns-in-adults-with-hypertension
#4
Ming Deng, Da-Wei Chen, Yi-Fei Dong, Peng Lu, Bi-Ming Zhan, Jian-Qing Xu, Xi-Xin Ji, Ping Li, Xiao-Shu Cheng
Previous studies indicate a preliminary association between age and circadian blood pressure (BP) variation. This association would be affected by confounding factors in real-world populations. The authors investigated whether this is a convincingly independent association in a real-world population of adults with hypertension. Clinical data and findings of 24-hour ambulatory BP monitoring were obtained from 297 consecutive adults with hypertension (60.19±0.77 years). BP dipping patterns were categorized based on the percentage of nocturnal BP drop...
July 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736378/-optimization-of-emollient-formulation-for-treating-atopic-dermatitis-by-skin-physiological-index-testing
#5
Song-Gen Huang, Xi-Xiao Yang, Li-Qian Mo, Xian-Yi Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To optimize the formulation of an emollient for treatment of atopic dermatitis prepared using ceramide, sodium hyaluronate, paeonol, and camellia-seed oil. METHODS: The emollients with different ratios of the 4 components were designed according to the L9(34)orthogonal table with 4 factors and 3 levels. The efficacy of the prepared emollients was tested in 4-6 week-old BALB/c mouse models of atopic dermatitis to determine the optimal formulation of the emollient by evaluating skin water content, transepidermal water loss (TEWL), pharmacodynamics and skin irritation...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736242/suppression-of-cortical-trpm7-protein-attenuates-oxidative-damage-after-traumatic-brain-injury-via-akt-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-pathway
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Hong-Liang Xu, Meng-Dong Liu, Xiao-Hong Yuan, Chun-Xi Liu
Neuronal death after traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex process resulting from a combination of factors, many of which are still unknown. Transient receptor potential melastatin 7 (TRPM7) is a transient receptor potential channel that has been demonstrated to mediate ischemic and traumatic neuronal injury in vitro. In the present study, TRPM7 was suppressed in the rat cerebral cortex by intracortical injections of viral vectors bearing shRNA specific for TRPM7 to investigate its potential role in an in vivo TBI model...
July 20, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735185/mil-101-cr-go-for-dispersive-micro-solid-phase-extraction-of-pharmaceutical-residue-in-chicken-breast-used-in-microwave-assisted-coupling-with-hplc-ms-ms-detection
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Yudan Wang, Xinpeng Dai, Xi He, Lin Chen, Xiaohong Hou
In this work, MIL-101(Cr)@GO (Graphite Oxide) was synthesized using a hydrothermal synthesis method and was applied as a dispersive micro-solid-phase extraction (D-μ-SPE) sorbent for the efficient concentration of four residual drugs (metronidazole, MNZ; tinidazole, TNZ; chloramphenicol, CAP; sulfamethoxazole, SMX). Meanwhile, the extraction process was optimized by combining it with microwave-assisted extraction. Factors affecting the D-μ-SPE efficiency, such as selection of sorbent materials, pH of the sample solution, salting-out effect, amount of used material, extraction time, desorption solvent and desorption time, were studied...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734954/sparse-mri-reconstruction-using-multi-contrast-image-guided-graph-representation
#8
Zongying Lai, Xiaobo Qu, Hengfa Lu, Xi Peng, Di Guo, Yu Yang, Gang Guo, Zhong Chen
Accelerating the imaging speed without sacrificing image structures plays an important role in magnetic resonance imaging. Under-sampling the k-space data and reconstructing the image with sparsity constraint is one efficient way to reduce the data acquisition time. However, achieving high acceleration factor is challenging since image structures may be lost or blurred when the acquired information is not sufficient. Therefore, incorporating extra knowledge to improve image reconstruction is expected for highly accelerated imaging...
July 19, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732803/-7-s-hydroxymatairesinol-protects-against-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-mediated-inflammation-response-in-endothelial-cells-by-blocking-the-mapk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-activating-nrf2-ho-1
#9
Di Yang, Chen-Xi Xiao, Zheng-Hua Su, Meng-Wei Huang, Ming Qin, Wei-Jun Wu, Wan-Wan Jia, Yi-Zhun Zhu, Jin-Feng Hu, Xin-Hua Liu
BACKGROUND: Endothelial inflammation is an increasingly prevalent condition in the pathogenesis of many cardiovascular diseases. (-)-7(S)-hydroxymatairesinol (7-HMR), a naturally occurring plant lignan, possesses both antioxidant and anti-cancer properties and therefore would be a good strategy to suppress tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-mediated inflammation in vascular endothelial cells (VECs). PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to evaluate for its anti-inflammatory effect on TNF-α-stimulated VECs and underling mechanisms...
August 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732709/effects-of-antithrombotic-therapy-on-bleeding-after-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jiaqi Dong, Kunyan Wei, Jiaqi Deng, Xi Zhou, Xiaomei Huang, MingMing Deng, Muhan Lü
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bleeding is the most common adverse event after ESD. Although several studies have been reported about the use of antithrombotic agents and post-ESD bleeding, many issues remain controversial. We conducted a meta-analysis and systematic review to evaluate the effects of antithrombotic therapy for post-ESD bleeding. METHODS: Published literature was searched from online databases, and all studies were inclusive until January 2017. Standard forms were used to extract data by 2 independent reviewers...
July 18, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732184/high-throughput-identification-of-mir-596-inducing-p53-mediated-apoptosis-in-hela-and-hct116-cells-using-cell-microarray
#11
Ming Ma, Junyu Yang, Bolun Wang, Zhihua Zhao, Jianzhong Jeff Xi
miRNAs play a key role in the regulation of gene networks in mammalian cells. However, little is known about their roles and functions in the apoptosis pathway. Here, we conducted a whole-genome miRNA screening for apoptosis and identified more than 100 miRNAs as apoptosis inducers. To further explain the roles of these mRNAs in apoptosis, a second round of screening was conducted between p53 +/+ and -/- cells. Among the hits, miR-596 was identified as a regulator of p53. The overexpression of miR-596 significantly increased p53 at the protein level, thereby inducing apoptosis...
July 1, 2017: SLAS Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732106/specific-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-agonist-ameliorates-isoproterenol-induced-cardiac-remodeling-in-mice-through-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad3-pathway
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Yong-Hua Yang, Huan-Le Fang, Ming Zhao, Xiang-Lan Wei, Ning Zhang, Shun Wang, Yi Lu, Xiao-Jiang Yu, Lei Sun, Xi He, Dong-Ling Li, Jin-Jun Liu, Wei-Jin Zang
It is well-accepted that inflammation plays an important role in the development of cardiac remodeling and that therapeutic approaches targeting inflammation can inhibit cardiac remodeling. Although a large amount of evidence indicates that activation of α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR) causes an anti-inflammatory effect, the role of α7nAChR in cardiac remodeling and the underlying mechanism have not been established. To investigate the effect of the specific α7nAChR agonist, PNU282987, on cardiac remodeling induced by isoproterenol (ISO 60 mg/kg/d) in mice, the cardiomyocyte cross-sectional area (CSA) and collagen volume fraction were evaluated by hematoxylin and eosin (HE) and Masson staining, respectively...
July 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731874/novel-targets-for-anticoagulants-lacking-bleeding-risk
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Julia K Bickmann, Trevor Baglin, Joost C M Meijers, Thomas Renné
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Arterial and venous thromboembolic diseases are associated with significant morbidity and mortality and present a major medical burden. Currently used anticoagulants for the prevention or treatment of thromboembolic events including heparins, vitamin K-antagonists and inhibitors of thrombin or factor Xa target enzymes of the coagulation cascade that are critical for fibrin formation. However, fibrin is also necessary for hemostatic mechanisms to terminate blood loss at injury sites...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730119/predictors-for-attending-annual-eye-screening-for-diabetic-retinopathy-amongst-patients-with-diabetes-in-an-urban-community-of-beijing
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Yan-Hong Zou, Qian Li, Shan-Shan Cui, Wei Jia, Ning Zhang, Kai Ma, Torkel Snellingen, Xi-Pu Liu
AIM: To gain a better understanding of possible factors that may influence the decision of diabetes persons to participate in annual eye screening in an urban community setting of China. METHODS: A structured interview including questions on attendance of eye screening, knowledge and awareness of diabetic retinopathy was conducted. The presence and degree of retinopathy were assessed using two field non-mydriatic retinal photography. RESULTS: Totally 720 diabetes persons were recruited and 519 were enrolled in this cross-sectional study...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730091/aberrant-expression-of-genes-and-proteins-in-pterygium-and-their-implications-in-the-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
Qing-Yang Feng, Zi-Xuan Hu, Xi-Ling Song, Hong-Wei Pan
Pterygium is a common ocular surface disease induced by a variety of factors. The exact pathogenesis of pterygium remains unclear. Numbers of genes and proteins are discovered in pterygium and they function differently in the occurrence and development of this disease. We searched the Web of Science and PubMed throughout history for literatures about the subject. The keywords we used contain pterygium, gene, protein, angiogenesis, fibrosis, proliferation, inflammation, pathogenesis and therapy. In this review, we summarize the aberrant expression of a range of genes and proteins in pterygium compared with normal conjunctiva or cornea, including growth factors, matrix metalloproteinases and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases, interleukins, tumor suppressor genes, proliferation related proteins, apoptosis related proteins, cell adhesion molecules, extracellular matrix proteins, heat shock proteins and tight junction proteins...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730076/scutellaria-barbata-attenuates-diabetic-retinopathy-by-preventing-retinal-inflammation-and-the-decreased-expression-of-tight-junction-protein
#16
Xi-Yu Mei, Ling-Yu Zhou, Tian-Yu Zhang, Bin Lu, Li-Li Ji
AIM: To observe the attenuation of ethanol extract of Herba Scutellaria barbata (SE) against diabetic retinopathy (DR) and its engaged mechanism. METHODS: C57BL/6J mice were intraperitoneally injected with streptozotocin (STZ, 55 mg/kg) for 5 consecutive days to induce diabetes. The diabetic mice were orally given with SE (100, 200 mg/kg) for 1mo at 1mo after STZ injection. Blood-retinal barrier (BRB) breakdown was detected by using Evans blue permeation assay. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), Western blot and immunofluorescence staining were used to detect mRNA and protein expression...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726961/functional-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-car-for-targeting-dopamine-delivery-into-the-brain-of-parkinsonian-mice
#17
Qing Guo, Huihui You, Xu Yang, Bencheng Lin, Zhihong Zhu, Zhisong Lu, Xiaoxiao Li, Yun Zhao, Lin Mao, Shiping Shen, Haoyan Cheng, Jiting Zhang, Lingfu Deng, Jianhua Fan, Zhuge Xi, Rui Li, Chang Ming Li
Current treatments for Parkinson's disease (PD) are limited, partly due to the difficulties posed by the blood brain barrier (BBB) when delivering drugs to the brain. Herein, we explore the feasibility and efficacy of functional single-walled carbon nanotubes 'CAR' (SWCNT-PEGs-Lf) which carry and target-deliver dopamine (DA) to the brain in PD mice for treatment. SWCNTs can penetrate the cell-membrane remarkably, with the characteristics including high drug-loading and pH-dependent therapeutic unloading capacities...
July 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726415/enhanced-diffusion-of-passive-tracers-in-active-enzyme-solutions
#18
Xi Zhao, Krishna Kanti Dey, Selva Jeganathan, Peter J Butler, Ubaldo M Córdova-Figueroa, Ayusman Sen
Colloidal suspensions containing microscopic swimmers have been the focus of recent studies aimed at understanding the principles of energy transfer in fluidic media at low Reynolds number conditions. Going down in scale, active enzymes have been shown to be force-generating, non-equilibrium systems, thus offering opportunity to examine energy transfer at the ultralow Reynolds number regime. By monitoring the change of diffusion of inert tracers dispersed in active enzyme solutions, we demonstrate that the nature of energy transfer in these systems is similar to that reported for larger microscopic active systems, despite the large differences in scale, modes of energy transduction and propulsion...
July 20, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726114/sex-related-differences-in-serum-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-screening-non-calcified-and-mixed-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaques-in-outpatients-with-chest-pain
#19
Chun Gu, Fang Wang, Zhihui Hou, Bin Lv, Yang Wang, Xiangfeng Cong, Xi Chen
The objective of this study is to evaluate the clinical feasibility of serum matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) for screening plaque composition as assessed by coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in outpatients with chest pain,and the effects of sex on this feasibility. Eight hundred and sixty-two consecutive outpatients with chest pain were divided into three groups according to the results of CCTA: non-plaque (NP, n = 474), calcified plaques (CPs, n = 179), non-calcified and mixed plaques (NCPs and MPs, n = 209)...
July 19, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724382/activation-of-cannabinoid-receptor-type-2-attenuates-surgery-induced-cognitive-impairment-in-mice-through-anti-inflammatory-activity
#20
Lingling Sun, Rui Dong, Xin Xu, Xi Yang, Mian Peng
BACKGROUND: Neuroinflammation plays a major role in postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). Accumulated evidence indicates that cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2R) can mediate anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects in part by controlling microglial activity. However, the impact of CB2R on postoperative cognition has not been investigated. We hypothesized that CB2R is involved in surgery-induced cognitive impairment in adult mice. METHODS: Adult C57BL/6 mice were subjected to intramedullary fixation surgery for tibial fracture under isoflurane anesthesia and CB2R agonist (JWH133) or CB2R antagonist (AM630) treatment...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
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