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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777940/curcumin-attenuates-cerebral-ischemia-injury-in-sprague-dawley-rats-and-pc12-cells-by-suppressing-overactivated-autophagy
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Yan Zhang, Ming Fang, Yameng Sun, Ting Zhang, Nan Shi, Jinfeng Li, Lei Jin, Kangyong Liu, Jianliang Fu
The present study assessed whether the protective effects of curcumin against cerebral ischemia injury were due to the suppression of overactivated autophagy. Curcumin is a well-known natural polyphenolic compound that effectively counteracts oxidation, inflammation, and various types of cancer. Several studies have demonstrated the protective effects of curcumin against ischemia-reperfusion injury in tissues from the lungs, cardiomyocytes, and liver. The present study employed brain injury models induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in rats and PC12 oxygen-glucose-deprived (OGD) cells...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777902/chemical-characterization-and-cerebroprotective-effect-of-methanolic-root-extract-of-colebrookea-oppositifolia-in-rats
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Gollapalle Lakshminarayanashastry Viswanatha, Marikunte V Venkataranganna, Nunna Bheema Lingeswara Prasad, Shylaja Hanumanthappa
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Colebrookea oppositifolia Smith is one of the extensively used plants to treat neurological conditions such as epilepsy by the various ethnic communities in sub-Himalayan regions of India such as Bhoxa, Tharu and nomadic Gujjars. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was conducted to evaluate the cerebroprotective effect of C. oppositifolia methanolic root (MeCO) extract in Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MeCO was characterized for total phenolic content and later subjected for detailed liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775114/oxygen-dependency-of-mitochondrial-metabolism-indicates-outcome-of-newborn-brain-injury
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Gemma Bale, Subhabrata Mitra, Isabel de Roever, Magdalena Sokolska, David Price, Alan Bainbridge, Roxana Gunny, Cristina Uria-Avellanal, Giles S Kendall, Judith Meek, Nicola J Robertson, Ilias Tachtsidis
There is a need for a method of real-time assessment of brain metabolism during neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE). We have used broadband near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to monitor cerebral oxygenation and metabolic changes in 50 neonates with HIE undergoing therapeutic hypothermia treatment. In 24 neonates, 54 episodes of spontaneous decreases in peripheral oxygen saturation (desaturations) were recorded between 6 and 81 h after birth. We observed differences in the cerebral metabolic responses to these episodes that were related to the predicted outcome of the injury, as determined by subsequent magnetic resonance spectroscopy derived lactate/N-acetyl-aspartate...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774871/-progression-of-basic-research-clinical-application-of-photodynamic-therapy-and-fluorescence-guided-surgery-in-glioma-treatment
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Xuegang Li, Hua Feng, Fei Li
The prognosis of glioma remains poor because of the infiltrative nature and the high local relapse rate. The current goals for patients with gliomas is maximal safe resection and adjuvant therapy. Tumor-specific photosensitizer, such as hematoporphyrin derivative (HpD) 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA), can be selective up-taken and accumulated in tumor tissue. Light with appropriate wavelength can penetrate tumor tissue and excite the photosensitizer. The excited photosensitizer within glioma cells permits fluorescence visualization of tumor tissue during surgery and has been introduced in treatment of glioma as fluorescence-guided surgery (FGS)...
April 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773185/kinetics-and-tissue-distribution-of-bismuth-tin-and-lead-after-implantation-of-miniature-shotgun-alloy-pellets-in-rats
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Vidar Skaug, Einar Eilertsen, Asbjørn Skogstad, Finn E S Levy, Balázs Berlinger, Yngvar Thomassen, Dag G Ellingsen
INTRODUCTION: Shotgun pellets containing bismuth (Bi) as substitute for lead (Pb) are increasingly being used due to environmental concerns. Information on toxicokinetics of Bi is lacking for the assessment of humans accidentally shot by Bi-containing shotgun alloy pellets. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were exposed to miniature alloy pellets containing Bi, tin (Sn) and minor amounts of Pb by implantation in muscle tissues of the hind legs. RESULTS: The concentrations of Bi in whole blood and urine increased up to 53 weeks after implantation...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773003/antioxidant-action-of-an-aqueous-extract-of-royal-sun-medicinal-mushroom-agaricus-brasiliensis-agaricomycetes-in-rats-with-adjuvant-induced-arthritis
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Aline Cristine da Silva de Souza, Geferson de Almeida Gonсalves, Andréia Assunсão Soares, Anacharis B de Sá-Nakanishi, Ana Paula de Santi-Rampazzo, Maria Raquel Marсal Natali, Rosane Marina Peralta, Adelar Bracht
The purpose of this study was to evaluate possible effects of the administration of an aqueous Agaricus brasiliensis extract on the oxidative state of the liver, brain, and plasma in adjuvant-induced arthritic rats, a model for human rheumatoid arthritis. Daily doses of 400 mg · kg-1 were administered by gavage for 23 days. This treatment produced significant diminutions in protein carbonylation and lipid damage in the liver, brain, and plasma. It also diminished the tissue reactive oxygen species and increased the antioxidant capacity of the plasma...
2018: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770486/direct-estimation-of-17-o-mr-images-diesis-for-quantification-of-oxygen-metabolism-in-the-human-brain-with-partial-volume-correction
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Dmitry Kurzhunov, Robert Borowiak, Marco Reisert, Ali Caglar Özen, Michael Bock
PURPOSE: To provide a data post-processing method that corrects for partial volume effects (PVE) and fast T2* decay in dynamic 17 O MRI for the mapping of cerebral metabolic rates of oxygen consumption (CMRO2 ). METHODS: CMRO2 is altered in neurodegenerative diseases and tumors and can be measured after 17 O gas inhalation using dynamic 17 O MRI. CMRO2 quantification is difficult because of PVE. To correct for PVE, a direct estimation of the MR images (DIESIS) method is proposed and used in 4 dynamic 17 O MRI data sets of a healthy volunteer acquired on a 3T MRI system...
May 16, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766685/test-retest-reliability-of-brain-mitochondrial-cytochrome-c-oxidase-assessed-by-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Lisa Holper, J John Mann
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a noninvasive method for measuring in vivo both hemodynamic and mitochondrial metabolic activities in brain cortical structures. Although the test-retest reliability of the hemodynamic measures, such as reflected by oxygenated (HbO2), deoxygenated (HHb) hemoglobin, and the tissue oxygenation index (TOI), has been previously reported to be good to excellent, the reliability of the metabolic signal indexed by oxidized cytochrome-c-oxidase (oxCCO) has not been reported...
May 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764841/genetic-targeting-of-organ-specific-blood-vessels
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Wenjuan Pu, Lingjuan He, Ximeng Han, Xueying Tian, Yan Li, Hui Zhang, Qiaozhen Liu, Xiuzhen Huang, Libo Zhang, Qing-Dong Wang, Zhenyang Yu, Xiao Yang, Nicola Smart, Bin Zhou
<u>Rationale:</u> Organs of the body require vascular networks to supply oxygen and nutrients and maintain physiological function. The blood vessels of different organs are structurally and functionally heterogeneous in nature. To more precisely dissect their distinct in vivo function in individual organs, without potential interference from off-site targets, it is necessary to genetically target them in an organ-specific manner. <u>Objective:</u> To generate a genetic system that targets vascular endothelial cells in an organ- or tissue- specific manner and to exemplify the potential application of intersectional genetics for precise, target-specific gene manipulation in vivo...
May 15, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764545/-effects-of-n-butylphthalide-on-the-expressions-of-zo-1-and-claudin-5-in-blood-brain-barrier-of-rats-with-acute-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
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Li Wang, Xiaoyu Ding, Mingjun Bi, Jinglin Wang, Yong Zou, Jiyou Tang, Qin Li
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of N-butylphthalide on the expressions of ZO-1 and claudin-5 in blood-brain barrier (BBB) in rats with acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. METHODS: A total of 144 adult healthy male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into normal control group, CO poisoning group, and NBP treatment group, with 48 rats in each group. The acute CO poisoning model was reproduced in hyperbaric oxygen chamber, and all model rats were given hyperbaric oxygen therapy once daily...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761302/cftr-prevents-neuronal-apoptosis-following-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-via-regulating-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress
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Ya-Ping Zhang, Yong Zhang, Zhi-Bin Xiao, Yan-Bo Zhang, Jing Zhang, Zhi-Qiang Li, Yao-Bin Zhu
The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is linked to cell apoptosis and abundantly expressed in brain tissue. Mitochondrial oxidative stress plays a key role in activating apoptotic pathway following cerebral ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury. Reduced glutathione (GSH) is exclusively synthesized in cytosol but distributed in mitochondria. In the present study, we investigated whether CFTR affected mitochondrial oxidative stress via regulating GSH and thereby protected neurons against apoptosis following cerebral IR...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753328/nadph-oxidases-as-potential-pharmacological-targets-against-increased-seizure-susceptibility-after-systemic-inflammation
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Wan-Yu Huang, Shankung Lin, Hsuan-Ying Chen, Ya-Ping Chen, Ting-Yu Chen, Kuei-Sen Hsu, Hung-Ming Wu
BACKGROUND: Systemic inflammation associated with sepsis can induce neuronal hyperexcitability, leading to enhanced seizure predisposition and occurrence. Brain microglia are rapidly activated in response to systemic inflammation and, in this activated state, release multiple cytokines and signaling factors that amplify the inflammatory response and increase neuronal excitability. NADPH oxidase (NOX) enzymes promote microglial activation through the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), such as superoxide anion...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749459/ctrp9-ameliorates-cellular-senescence-via-pgc%C3%A2-1%C3%AE-ampk-signaling-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Qun Li, Zhangzhang Zhu, Chengde Wang, Lin Cai, Jianglong Lu, Yongchun Wang, Jiadong Xu, Zhipeng Su, Weiming Zheng, Xianbin Chen
Stroke is the second most common cause of death worldwide, and thus, it imposes great financial burdens on both individuals and society. Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy is a promising approach for ischemic brain injury. However, MSC treatment potential is progressively reduced with age, limiting their therapeutic efficacy for brain repair post‑stroke. C1q and tumor necrosis factor‑related protein 9 (CTRP9) is a novel cytoprotective cytokine with antioxidant effects, which is highly expressed in brain tissue...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748217/maternally-derived-yolk-antioxidants-buffer-the-developing-avian-embryo-against-oxidative-stress-induced-by-hyperoxia
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Hannah Watson, Pablo Salmón, Caroline Isaksson
In oviparous animals, maternally transferred antioxidants protect the embryo from oxidative damage from high rates of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production incurred by rapid growth. Elevated ROS exposure - beyond that incurred by normal growth - can occur as a result of exposure to exogenous factors (e.g. pollutants, toxins, radiation), increasing the risk of oxidative damage, with potentially adverse consequences for embryonic development and long-term fitness. The capacity of the avian embryo's antioxidant protection system to counter an increased exogenous oxidative threat is poorly understood...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742581/niacin-and-selenium-attenuate-brain-injury-after-cardiac-arrest-in-rats-by-up-regulating-dj-1-akt-signaling
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Woon Yong Kwon, Gil Joon Suh, Kyung Su Kim, Yoon Sun Jung, Sung Hee Kim, A Rum Lee, Kyoung Min You, Min Ji Park
OBJECTIVES: To determine neuroprotective effects and mechanism of the combination therapy of niacin and selenium in cardiac arrest rats. DESIGN: Prospective laboratory study. SETTING: University laboratory. SUBJECTS: Rat cortex neurons and male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 68). INTERVENTIONS: In rat cortex neurons underwent 90 minutes of oxygen-glucose deprivation and 22.5 hours of reoxygenation, effects of the combination therapy of niacin (0...
May 8, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740991/decreased-tissue-oxygenation-in-newborns-with-congenital-heart-defects-a-case-control-study
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Petja Fister, Domen Robek, Darja Paro-Panjan, Uroš Mazić, Helena Lenasi
AIM: To compare regional tissue oxygenation (rSO2) in the brain, intestine, and kidney between newborns with and without congenital heart defects (CHD). METHODS: This observational case-control study was conducted at the Neonatal Department of Children's Hospital Ljubljana between December 2012 and April 2014. It included 35 newborns with CHD and 30 healthy age- and sex-matched controls. CHD were assessed echocardiographically and divided into acyanotic and cyanotic group...
April 30, 2018: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738851/intranasally-delivered-small-interfering-rna-mediated-suppression-of-scavenger-receptor-mac-1-attenuates-microglial-phenotype-switching-and-working-memory-impairment-following-hypoxia
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Sudeshna Das, K P Mishra, Lilly Ganju, S B Singh
Brain, being the highest consumer of oxygen, is prone to increased risk of hypoxia-induced neurological insults. In response to hypoxia, microglia, the major resident immune cells of brain switches to an activated phenotype and promote inflammatory responses leading to tissue damage and loss of cognitive functions including working memory impairment. Till date, no proven clinical therapeutics is available to retard the progression of neurodegenerative memory impairment. In the present study, we investigated the therapeutic potential of intranasal small interfering RNA (siRNA) delivery in a mouse model of hypoxia-induced working memory impairment using microglial receptor, Mac-1 as a target gene...
May 5, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736181/improvement-of-learning-and-memory-induced-by-cordyceps-polypeptide-treatment-and-the-underlying-mechanism
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Guangxin Yuan, Liping An, Yunpeng Sun, Guangyu Xu, Peige Du
Our previous research revealed that Cordyceps militaris can improve the learning and memory, and although the main active ingredient should be its polypeptide complexes, the underlying mechanism of its activity remains poorly understood. In this study, we explored the mechanisms by which Cordyceps militaris improves learning and memory in a mouse model. Mice were given scopolamine hydrobromide intraperitoneally to establish a mouse model of learning and memory impairment. The effects of Cordyceps polypeptide in this model were tested using the Morris water maze test; serum superoxide dismutase activity; serum malondialdehyde levels; activities of acetyl cholinesterase, Na+-k+-ATPase, and nitric oxide synthase; and gamma aminobutyric acid and glutamate contents in brain tissue...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734167/protective-effect-of-nicotinamide-adenine-dinucleotide-phosphate-on-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Xiao-Fen Weng, Song-Tao Li, Qi Song, Qi Zhu, Dan-Dan Song, Zheng-Hong Qin, Yan Xie
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Renal ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is a common consequence of acute kidney injury. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH), which is derived from the pentose phosphate pathway, is essential for the proper functioning of essential redox and antioxidant defense systems. Previous studies have indicated that NADPH is responsible for protecting the brain from ischemic injury. The goal of this study was to analyze the protective function of NADPH in renal IRI...
May 3, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730669/corilagin-reduces-the-frequency-of-seizures-and-improves-cognitive-function-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-epilepsy
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Xue Yu, Tao Zhou, Heng Yu, Li-Ying Chang, Ling-Li Wei
BACKGROUND Worldwide, epilepsy is an important chronic neurological condition. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of corilagin, an ellagitannin extracted from medicinal plants, on the frequency of seizures and cognitive function in a rat model of chronic epilepsy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Chronic epilepsy was induced in male Wistar rats by intraperitoneal (IP) injection of pentylenetetrazol (PTZ) for 36 days. Corilagin, 10 mg/kg and 20 mg/kg, was injected IP into treated rats, 24 days before the start of PTZ treatment, until the end of the protocol...
May 6, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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