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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213404/hydrogen-sulfide-alleviates-hypertensive-kidney-dysfunction-through-an-epigenetic-mechanism
#1
Gregory Weber, Sathnur Pushpakumar, Utpal Sen
Hypertension is a major risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and renal inflammation is an integral part in this pathology. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been shown to mitigate renal damage through reduction in blood pressure and reactive oxygen species; however, the exact mechanisms are not clear. While several studies have underlined the role of epigenetics in renal inflammation and dysfunction, the mechanisms through which epigenetic regulators play role in hypertension are not well defined. In this study, we sought to identify if microRNAs are dysregulated in response to angiotensin-II (Ang-II) induced hypertension in the kidney and whether H2S donor, GYY 4137, could reverse the microRNA alteration and kidney function...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213199/cardiovascular-risk-in-different-obesity-phenotypes-over-a-decade-follow-up-tehran-lipid-and-glucose-study
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Bita Mirzaei, Hengameh Abdi, Sara Serahati, Maryam Barzin, Mahtab Niroomand, Fereidoun Azizi, Farhad Hosseinpanah
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Considering the inconsistent data available on cardiovascular (CV) risk of different obesity phenotypes, the aim of this study was to investigate the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in different obesity phenotypes over a median follow-up of 12 years. METHODS: In this large population-based cohort, 7842 participants (44.8% men), aged ≥ 30 years, were enrolled. Participants were divided into six phenotypes based on body mass index and metabolic status...
February 3, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213107/hypoglycemic-effect-of-the-polyphenols-rich-extract-from-rose-rugosa-thunb-on-high-fat-diet-and-stz-induced-diabetic-rats
#3
Liu Liu, Dan Tang, Haiqing Zhao, Xuelei Xin, Haji Akber Aisa
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Rosa rugosa Thunb is traditional Uygur medicine, it is widely used for regulating blood condition, nourishing liver and gallbladder in Uygur ancient prescription. But the mechanism of Rosa rugosa Thunb on diabetes is still unclear. In here, we studied the hypoglycemic effect and explained one probable pathway of polyphenols rich extract from Rosa rugosa Thunb (RPE) on diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro, the effect of RPE on α-glucosidase inhibition was finished, and the antioxidant activity of RPE was evaluated by ABTS and DPPH assay...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212631/anti-malarial-effect-of-novel-chloroquine-derivatives-as-agents-for-the-treatment-of-malaria
#4
Seon-Ju Yeo, Dong-Xu Liu, Hak Sung Kim, Hyun Park
BACKGROUND: The widespread emergence of anti-malarial drug resistance has necessitated the discovery of novel anti-malarial drug candidates. In this study, chloroquine derivatives were evaluated for the improved anti-malarial activity. RESULTS: Novel two derivatives (SKM13 and SKM14) were synthesized based on the chloroquine (CQ) template containing modified side chains such as α,β-unsaturated amides and phenylmethyl group. The selective index indicated that SKM13 was 1...
February 17, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211331/sulfamethoxazole-and-cod-increase-abundance-of-sulfonamide-resistance-genes-and-change-bacterial-community-structures-within-sequencing-batch-reactors
#5
Xueping Guo, Weihai Pang, Chunling Dou, Daqiang Yin
The abundant microbial community in biological treatment processes in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) may potentially enhance the horizontal gene transfer of antibiotic resistance genes with the presence of antibiotics. A lab-scale sequencing batch reactor was designed to investigate response of sulfonamide resistance genes (sulI, sulII) and bacterial communities to various concentrations of sulfamethoxazole (SMX) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) of wastewater. The SMX concentrations (0.001 mg/L, 0.1 mg/L and 10 mg/L) decreased with treatment time and higher SMX level was more difficult to remove...
February 1, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211310/morphologic-and-doppler-findings-from-hepatic-ultrasonography-of-normal-cynomolgus-monkeys-macaca-fascicularis
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Kyo Won Lee Chan Woo Cho Ji Eun Lee Hyojun Park Gyu-Seong Choi Woo Kyoung Jeong Jae Berm Park And Sungjoo Kim
The present study evaluated the anatomic and ultrasonographic features of the liver in normal cynomolgus monkeys (Macacafascicularis). Healthy, male, cynomolgus monkeys from Cambodia (n = 25; mean age, 58.1 mo) were sedated with ketamine (7mg/kg) and examined by using 2D and Doppler ultrasonography. We measured the diameters of the vascular structures and bile duct, determined the velocities of the hepatic artery and portal vein, and calculated the resistance index of the hepatic artery. Vessel diameters were: proper hepatic artery, 1...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211216/low-dose-eplerenone-treatment-decreases-aortic-stiffness-in-patients-with-resistant-hypertension
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Tatjana Kalizki, Bernhard M W Schmidt, Ulrike Raff, Annemarie Reinold, Thomas K Schwarz, Markus P Schneider, Roland E Schmieder, Andreas Schneider
Vascular damage is aggravated in animal models of hypertension with mineralocorticoid (MR) excess and in hypertensive patients with primary hyperaldosteronism. MR antagonism has shown to provide effective blood pressure (BP)-control in patients with treatment resistant hypertension (TRH), but the concurrent effects on the vasculature have not been examined. In a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled parallel-group study, 51 patients with TRH received either eplerenone 50 mg or placebo for 6 months together with additional antihypertensives titrated to achieve a BP target of <140/90 mm Hg...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210043/repeated-3-minute-stair-climbing-descending-exercise-after-a-meal-over-2-weeks-increases-serum-1-5-anhydroglucitol-levels-in-people-with-type-2-diabetes
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Hiroto Honda, Makoto Igaki, Yuki Hatanaka, Motoaki Komatsu, Shin-Ichiro Tanaka, Tetsuo Miki, Yumika Matsuki, Tetsuo Takaishi, Tatsuya Hayashi
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the hypoglycemic effect of a postprandial exercise program using brief stair climbing-descending exercise in people with type 2 diabetes. [Subjects and Methods] Seven males with uncomplicated type 2 diabetes (age 68.0 ± 3.7 years) performed two sets of stair climbing-descending exercise 60 and 120 min after each meal for the first 2 weeks but not for the following 2 weeks. Each set of exercise comprised 3-min of continuous repetition of climbing briskly to the second floor followed by slow waking down to the first floor in their home...
January 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207907/argon-does-not-affect-cerebral-circulation-or-metabolism-in-male-humans
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Frank Grüne, Stephan Kazmaier, Sanne Elisabeth Hoeks, Robert Jan Stolker, Marc Coburn, Andreas Weyland
OBJECTIVE: Accumulating data have recently underlined argon´s neuroprotective potential. However, to the best of our knowledge, no data are available on the cerebrovascular effects of argon (Ar) in humans. We hypothesized that argon inhalation does not affect mean blood flow velocity of the middle cerebral artery (Vmca), cerebral flow index (FI), zero flow pressure (ZFP), effective cerebral perfusion pressure (CPPe), resistance area product (RAP) and the arterio-jugular venous content differences of oxygen (AJVDO2), glucose (AJVDG), and lactate (AJVDL) in anesthetized patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207768/prevalence-of-mdr-pathogens-of-bacterial-meningitis-in-egypt-and-new-synergistic-antibiotic-combinations
#10
Mona M Abdelkader, Khaled M Aboshanab, Marwa A El-Ashry, Mohammad M Aboulwafa
The aim of this study was identifying bacterial pathogens involved in meningitis, studying their antibiotic resistance profiles, investigating the antibiotic resistance genes as well as evaluating the use of various antibiotic combinations. Antibiotic susceptibility tests were evaluated according to CLSI guidelines. Antibiotic combinations were evaluated by calculating the Fractional Inhibitory Concentration (FIC) index. A total of 71 bacterial isolates were recovered from 68 culture positive CSF specimens...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204843/bread-wheat-milling-behavior-effects-of-genetic-and-environmental-factors-and-modeling-using-grain-mechanical-resistance-traits
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François-Xavier Oury, P Lasme, C Michelet, A Dubat, O Gardet, E Heumez, B Rolland, M Rousset, J Abecassis, C Bar L'Helgouac'h, V Lullien-Pellerin
Genetic (Pinb-D1 alleles) and environment (through vitreousness) have important effects on bread wheat milling behavior. SKCS optimal values corresponding to soft vitreous or hard mealy grains were defined to obtain the highest total flour yield. Near-isogenic lines of bread wheat that differ in hardness, due to distinct puroindoline-b alleles (the wild type, Pinb-D1a, or the mutated forms, Pinb-D1b or Pinb-D1d), were grown in different environments and under two nitrogen fertilization levels, to study genetic and environmental effects on milling behavior...
February 15, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203456/concurrent-beet-juice-and-carbohydrate-ingestion-influence-on-glucose-tolerance-in-obese-and-nonobese-adults
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Joseph W Beals, Scott E Binns, Janelle L Davis, Gregory R Giordano, Anna L Klochak, Hunter L Paris, Melani M Schweder, Garrett L Peltonen, Rebecca L Scalzo, Christopher Bell
Insulin resistance and obesity are characterized by low nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability. Insulin sensitivity is improved with stimulation of NO generating pathways. Consumption of dietary nitrate (NO3(-)) increases NO formation, via NO3(-) reduction to nitrite (NO2(-)) by oral bacteria. We hypothesized that acute dietary nitrate (beet juice) ingestion improves insulin sensitivity in obese but not in nonobese adults. 12 nonobese (body mass index: 26.3 ± 0.8 kg/m(2) (mean ± SE)) and 10 obese adults (34...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202577/nimesulide-and-4-hydroxynimesulide-as-bile-acid-transporters-inhibitors-are-contributory-factors-for-drug-induced-cholestasis
#13
Lei Zhou, Xiaoyan Pang, Jingfang Jiang, Dafang Zhong, Xiaoyan Chen
Nimesulide (NIM) is a classic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. However, some patients treated with NIM suffered from cholestatic liver injury. For this reason, we investigated the potential mechanism underlying NIM-induced cholestasis by using in vivo and in vitro models. Oral administration of 100 mg/kg/day NIM to Wistar rats for 5 days increased the levels of plasma total bile acids, alkaline phosphatase, alanine aminotransferase, and aspartate aminotransferase by 1.49-, 1.31-, 1.60-, and 1.29-fold, respectively...
February 15, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199417/physical-activity-prevents-alterations-in-mitochondrial-ultrastructure-and-glucometabolic-parameters-in-a-high-sugar-diet-model
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Karina Barbosa de Queiroz, Kinulpe Honorato-Sampaio, Joamyr Victor Rossoni Júnior, Diego Andrade Leal, Angélica Barbosa G Pinto, Lenice Kappes-Becker, Elisio Alberto Evangelista, Renata Guerra-Sá
Endurance exercise is a remarkable intervention for the treatment of many diseases. Mitochondrial changes on skeletal muscle are likely important for many of the benefits provided by exercise. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effects that a regular physical activity (swimming without workload) has on mitochondrial morphological alterations and glucometabolic parameters induced by a high-sugar diet (HSD). Weaned male Wistar rats fed with a standard diet or a HSD (68% carbohydrate) were subjected to 60 minutes of regular physical activity by swimming (without workload) for four- (20 sessions) or eight-week (40 sessions) periods...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199386/associations-of-lipid-profiles-with-insulin-resistance-and-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-adults-with-normal-glucose-tolerance-and-different-categories-of-impaired-glucose-regulation
#15
Shuang Zheng, Hua Xu, Huan Zhou, Xingxing Ren, Tingting Han, Yawen Chen, Huiying Qiu, Peihong Wu, Jun Zheng, Lihua Wang, Wei Liu, Yaomin Hu
AIMS: To investigate the associations of dyslipidemia with insulin resistance and β cell function in individuals with normal glucose tolerance (NGT) and different categories of impaired glucose regulation (IGR). METHODS: 544 subjects (365 with dyslipidemia and/or IGR and 179 with normal lipid and glucose tolerance) were enrolled in the study. All subjects underwent oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). HOMA-IR was used to evaluate insulin sensitivity. Disposition index (DI) was used to evaluate β cell function...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199002/validating-the-shortened-quality-of-life-in-childhood-epilepsy-questionnaire-qolce-55-in-a-sample-of-children-with-drug-resistant-epilepsy
#16
Lauryn Conway, Elysa Widjaja, Mary Lou Smith, Kathy N Speechley, Mark A Ferro
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to validate the newly developed shortened Quality of Life in Childhood Epilepsy Questionnaire (QOLCE-55) in a sample of children with drug-resistant epilepsy. METHODS: Data came from 136 children enrolled in the Impact of Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery on Health-Related Quality of Life Study (PEPSQOL), a multicenter prospective cohort study. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to assess the higher-order factor structure of the QOLCE-55...
February 15, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197123/altered-regional-gray-matter-volume-in-obese-men-a-structural-mri-study
#17
Bin Zhang, Xiao Tian, Derun Tian, Jinhong Wang, Qiming Wang, Chunshui Yu, Chunbo Li, Jijun Wang
Obesity is associated with a number of health problems, especial insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. Our previous study showed that obese males had decreased neural activity in the orbital frontal cortex (OFC) and increased activity in the left putamen (Zhang et al., 2015b), which could indicate altered eating behaviors in obesity related to a hyper-functioning striatum and hypo-functioning inhibitory control. Accordingly, our goal of the current study was to determine whether there are alterations in the brain structures within these two neural systems in obese individuals...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196548/glycaemic-index-glycaemic-load-and-risk-of-cutaneous-melanoma-in-a-population-based-case-control-study
#18
Marcella Malavolti, Carlotta Malagoli, Catherine M Crespi, Furio Brighenti, Claudia Agnoli, Sabina Sieri, Vittorio Krogh, Chiara Fiorentini, Francesca Farnetani, Caterina Longo, Cinzia Ricci, Giuseppe Albertini, Anna Lanzoni, Leonardo Veneziano, Annarosa Virgili, Calogero Pagliarello, Claudio Feliciani, Pier Alessandro Fanti, Emi Dika, Giovanni Pellacani, Marco Vinceti
Glycaemic index (GI) and glycaemic load (GL) are indicators of dietary carbohydrate quantity and quality and have been associated with increased risk of certain cancers and type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance has been associated with increased melanoma risk. However, GI and GL have not been investigated for melanoma. We present the first study to examine the possible association of GI and GL with melanoma risk. We carried out a population-based, case-control study involving 380 incident cases of cutaneous melanoma and 719 age- and sex-matched controls in a northern Italian region...
February 15, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196091/pre-breeding-of-lentil-lens-culinaris-medik-for-herbicide-resistance-through-seed-mutagenesis
#19
Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Aslam, Muhammad Jawad Asghar, Ghulam Abbas, Tariq Mahmud Shah, Hussein Shimelis
Lentil is a poor competitor of weeds and its sensitivity to herbicides is a major hurdle for large scale production. The present study was conducted to select herbicide resistant lentil genotypes through seed mutagenesis. Seeds of three advanced lentil genotypes (LPP 11001, LPP 11100 and LPP 11116) were treated with two different concentrations of ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS; 0.1 and 0.2%), hydrazine hydrate (HH; 0.02 and 0.03%) and sodium azide (SA; 0.01 and 0.02%) to develop M1 seed. The M2 was screened against two herbicides including Ally Max 28...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195652/identification-of-the-anti-mycobacterial-functional-properties-of-piperidinol-derivatives
#20
Collette S Guy, Esther Tichauer, Gemma L Kay, Daniel J Phillips, Trisha L Bailey, James Harrison, Christopher M Furze, Andrew D Millard, Matthew I Gibson, Mark J Pallen, Elizabeth Fullam
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global health threat and is now the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent worldwide. The current TB drug regimen is inadequate and new anti-tubercular agents are urgently required to be able to successfully combat the increasing prevalence of drug-resistant TB. The purpose of this study was to investigate a piperidinol compound derivative that is highly active against the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacillus. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The antibacterial properties of the piperidinol compound and its corresponding bis-Mannich base analogue were evaluated against Mycobacterium smegmatis and Gram-negative organisms...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
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