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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161786/oral-submucous-fibrosis-an-etiological-dilemma
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Aanchal Sharma, Rajesh Kumar, Navdeep Johar, Husain Sabir
Oral Submucous Fibrosis (OSF), is a well-recognized, oral potentially malignant disorder predominantly affecting the South- Asian countries. OSF causes unique generalized fibrosis of the submucosal oral soft tissues, resulting in marked rigidity of the oral mucosa leading to progressive inability to open the mouth, rigidity of lips and difficulty in protruding the tongue. In this review we have discussed the multifactorial etiology of this potentially malignant disorder, including Chillies, Nutritional Deficiencies, Inducible nitric oxide synthsis (iNOS), genetic and immunological predisposition; and most importantly the role of areca nut and the effect of copper content in it...
November 2017: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161690/catechins-blunt-the-effects-of-oxldl-and-its-primary-metabolite-phosphatidylcholine-hydroperoxide-on-endothelial-dysfunction-through-inhibition-of-oxidative-stress-and-restoration-of-enos-in-rats
#2
Hao-Hsiang Chang, Chen-Yen Chien, Kuo-Hsin Chen, Shih-Chung Huang, Chiang-Ting Chien
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We explored the effects of catechins (decaffeinated green tea extracts containing (-)-epicatechin, (-)-epigallocatechin, (-)-epicatechin gallate and (-)-epigallocatechin gallate) on atherosclerosis risk factors, oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) and its primary metabolite, phosphatidylcholine hydroperoxide (PCOOH) induced oxidative injury in cultured endothelial cell line and rats. METHODS: We used endothelial cell line and male Wistar rats to determine the effect of catechins on oxLDL or PCOOH induced oxidative injury including apoptosis, H2O2 level, vascular responses and urinary 8-isoprostane and nitrite/nitrate concentration...
November 22, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161457/the-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-cyg12-is-required-for-the-acclimation-to-hypoxia-and-trophic-regimes-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
#3
Melis Düner, Jan Lambertz, Carolin Mügge, Anja Hemschemeier
Oxygenic phototrophs frequently encounter environmental conditions that result in intracellular energy crises. Growth of the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii in hypoxia in the light depends on acclimatory responses of which the induction of photosynthetic cyclic electron flow is essential. The microalga cannot grow in the absence of molecular oxygen (O2 ) in the dark, although it possesses an elaborate fermentation metabolism. Not much is known about how the microalga senses and signals the lack of O2 or about its survival strategies during energy crises...
November 21, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160874/biofilm-dispersal-using-nitric-oxide-loaded-nanoparticles-fabricated-by-photo-pisa-influence-of-morphology
#4
Zahra Sadrearhami, Jonathan Yeow, Thuy-Khanh Nguyen, Kitty K K Ho, Naresh Kumar, Cyrille Boyer
Polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) of different morphologies (spheres and worms) were synthesized using a visible light mediated polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) approach. Spherical and worm-like NPs were subsequently modified to generate diazeniumdiolate functionalized NPs. Interestingly, the NO release rate and the dispersal of biofilms were found to strongly depend on the NP morphology. NPs with a higher aspect ratio (worms) exhibited a slower NO release rate and greater biofilm dispersal after 1 h of incubation...
November 21, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160855/effects-of-red-palm-oil-on-myocardial-antioxidant-enzymes-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-heart-function-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Emma Katengua-Thamahane, Barbara Szeiffova Bacova, Iveta Bernatova, Matus Sykora, Vladimir Knezl, Jacques Van Rooyen, Narcis Tribulova
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of antioxidants rich red palm oil (RPO) supplementation on cardiac oxidative stress known as crucial factor deteriorating heart function in hypertension. 3-month-old, male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and normotensive Wistar Kyoto rats (WKY) were fed standard rat chow without or with RPO (0.2 mL/day/5 weeks). General characteristic of rats were registered. Left ventricular tissue (LV) was used to determine expression of superoxide dismutases (SOD1, SOD2) and glutathione peroxidases (Gpx) as well as activity of nitric oxide synthase (NOS)...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160807/entamoeba-histolytica-under-oxidative-stress-what-countermeasure-mechanisms-are-in-place
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REVIEW
Erika Pineda, Doranda Perdomo
Entamoeba histolytica is the causative agent of human amoebiasis; it affects 50 million people worldwide and causes approximately 100,000 deaths per year. Entamoeba histolytica is an anaerobic parasite that is primarily found in the colon; however, for unknown reasons, it can become invasive, breaching the gut barrier and migrating toward the liver causing amoebic liver abscesses. During the invasive process, it must maintain intracellular hypoxia within the oxygenated human tissues and cellular homeostasis during the host immune defense attack when it is confronted with nitric oxide and reactive oxygen species...
November 21, 2017: Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159968/histochemical-and-immunohistochemical-characterization-of-rodlet-cells-in-the-intestine-of-two-teleosts-anguilla-anguilla-and-cyprinus-carpio
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G Bosi, J A DePasquale, M Manera, G Castaldelli, L Giari, B Sayyaf Dezfuli
Rodlet cells (RC) are characterized by a distinctive cell cortex and conspicuous inclusions named "rodlets." These cells are particularly abundant and large in size in intestine of eels. Histochemical, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural investigations were carried out on European eel Anguilla anguilla and Common carp Cyprinus carpio from Northern Italy. Eight biotinylated lectins were used to probe for specific carbohydrate residues in deparaffinized, hydrated intestinal sections of eel and carp. Five antibodies were tested on intestinal sections of both fish species: inducible nitric oxide synthase (i-NOS), leu-enkephalin, lysozyme, serotonin and tumour necrosis factor-α...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159716/rotula-aquatica-lour-attenuates-secretion-of-proinflammatory-mediators-and-cytokines-in-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-murine-raw-264-7-macrophages
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A Vysakh, Prasad Gopika, Kuriakose Jayesh, Raj Karishma, M S Latha
Rotula aquatica belongs to the family Boraginaceae, and is reported to contain baunerol, steroids and alkaloids. In Ayurveda, R. aquatica has been used for the treatment of various diseases such as diabetes, treatment of piles, venereal disease, and cancer. The current study aims to investigate the anti-inflammatory effect of methanolic extract of R. aquatica (MERA) in RAW 264.7 cells. The cytotoxicity of MERA was analyzed by MTT assay. The total cyclooxygenase (COX) activity, 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) activity, myeloperoxidase activity, inducible nitric oxide synthase activity, nitrate level and reactive oxygen species production were studied in LPS-stimulated RAW 264...
November 20, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159695/a-novel-lignin-based-nanofibrous-dressing-containing-arginine-for-wound-healing-applications
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Fatemeh Reesi, Mohsen Minaiyan, Azade Taheri
Nanofiber-based wound dressings have attracted much attention in wound care owing to their unique properties such as high aspect ratio and three-dimensional structure. Arginine is a precursor of nitric oxide that plays an important role in the wound-healing process. Therefore, in this study, we have developed a gel which contains lignin nanofibers (Lig-NFs) that were surface modified by arginine molecules via electrostatic interaction (Arg-Lig-NF gel). The effect of pH on the amount of arginine attached on Lig-NF surface was evaluated at three different pH values-5, 6, and 7...
November 20, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159315/l-arginine-biosensors-a-comprehensive-review
#10
REVIEW
Neelam Verma, Ashish Kumar Singh, Minni Singh
Arginine has been considered as the most potent nutraceutics discovered ever, due to its powerful healing property, and it's been known to scientists as the Miracle Molecule. Arginine detection in fermented food products is necessary because, high level of arginine in foods forms ethyl carbamate (EC) during the fermentation process. Therefore, L-arginine detection in fermented food products is very important as a control measure for quality of fermented foods, food supplements and beverages including wine. In clinical analysis arginine detection is important due to their enormous inherent versatility in various metabolic pathways, topmost in the synthesis of Nitric oxide (NO) and tumor growth...
December 2017: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158871/effects-of-novel-nitric-oxide-releasing-molecules-against-oxidative-stress-on-retinal-pigmented-epithelial-cells
#11
Valeria Pittalà, Annamaria Fidilio, Francesca Lazzara, Chiara Bianca Maria Platania, Loredana Salerno, Roberta Foresti, Filippo Drago, Claudio Bucolo
Oxidative stress is a hallmark of retinal degenerations such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Enhancement of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) activity in the retina would exert beneficial effects by protecting cells from oxidative stress, therefore promoting cell survival. Because a crosstalk exists between nitric oxide (NO) and HO-1 in promotion of cell survival under oxidative stress, we designed novel NO-releasing molecules also capable to induce HO-1. Starting from curcumin and caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), two known HO-1 inducers, the molecules were chemically modified by acylation with 4-bromo-butanoyl chloride and 2-chloro-propanoyl chloride, respectively, and then treated in the dark with AgNO3 to obtain the nitrate derivatives VP10/12 and VP10/39...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158387/retrograde-inhibition-by-a-specific-subset-of-interpeduncular-%C3%AE-5-nicotinic-neurons-regulates-nicotine-preference
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Jessica L Ables, Andreas Görlich, Beatriz Antolin-Fontes, Cuidong Wang, Sylvia M Lipford, Michael H Riad, Jing Ren, Fei Hu, Minmin Luo, Paul J Kenny, Nathaniel Heintz, Ines Ibañez-Tallon
Repeated exposure to drugs of abuse can produce adaptive changes that lead to the establishment of dependence. It has been shown that allelic variation in the α5 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) gene CHRNA5 is associated with higher risk of tobacco dependence. In the brain, α5-containing nAChRs are expressed at very high levels in the interpeduncular nucleus (IPN). Here we identified two nonoverlapping α5 (+) cell populations (α5- (Amigo1) and α5- (Epyc) ) in mouse IPN that respond differentially to nicotine...
November 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158357/evidence-for-a-role-of-vascular-endothelium-in-the-control-of-arterial-wall-viscosity-in-humans
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Frederic Roca, Michele Iacob, Isabelle Remy-Jouet, Jeremy Bellien, Robinson Joannides
Arterial wall viscosity (AWV) is a major cause of energy dissipation along the arterial tree. Its determinants remain controversial but an active endothelial regulation has been suggested. Our objective was to assess in humans the physiological role of endothelium-derived nitric oxide (NO), epoxyeicosatrienoic acids and the effect of modulating smooth muscle tone in the regulation of AWV. We simultaneously measured radial artery diameter, wall thickness, and arterial pressure in healthy volunteers during the local infusion of inhibitors of NO-synthase (N(G)-monomethyl-l-arginine), epoxyeicosatrienoic acids synthesis by cytochrome P450 (fluconazole), the epoxyeicosatrienoic acids cellular targets calcium-activated potassium channels (tetraethylammonium), alone and in combination...
November 20, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158149/the-role-of-hydrogen-sulfide-in-cyclic-nucleotide-signaling
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REVIEW
Xu Cao, Zhiyuan Wu, Siping Xiong, Lei Cao, Gautam Sethi, Jin-Song Bian
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is recognized as an endogenous gaseous transmitter alongside nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO). By integrating into multiple signaling pathways, H2S elicits biological functions in various mammalian systems. Among these pathways, cyclic nucleotide signaling has gradually gained attention in the past decade. Based on current evidence, it seems that H2S may differentially affect the activity of resting adenylyl cyclases (ACs) and activated ACs, therefore playing a dual role in the regulation of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) mediated signaling...
November 17, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157833/vasodilatory-effect-of-asafoetida-essential-oil-on-rat-aorta-rings-the-role-of-nitric-oxide-prostacyclin-and-calcium-channels
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Hassan Esmaeili, Mozhdeh Sharifi, Mansour Esmailidehaj, Mohammad Ebrahim Rezvani, Zeynab Hafizibarjin
BACKGROUND: Asafoetida is an oleo-gum resin mainly obtained from Ferula assa-foetida L. species in the apiaceae family. Previous studies have shown that it has antispasmodic effects on rat's and pig's ileums. PURPOSE: The main goals of this study were to assess the vasodilatory effect of asafoetida essential oil (AEO) on the contractile response of rat's aorta rings and to find the role of nitric oxide, cyclooxygenase, and calcium channels. Thoracic aorta rings were stretched under a steady-state tension of 1 g in an organ bath apparatus for 1 h and then precontracted by KCl (80 mM) in the presence and absence of AEO...
December 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157317/entomopathogenic-bacteria-photorhabdus-luminescens-as-drug-source-against-leishmania-amazonensis
#16
Ana Maria Antonello, Thaís Sartori, Ana Paula Folmer Correa, Adriano Brandelli, Ralf Heermann, Luiz Carlos Rodrigues Júnior, Alessandra Peres, Pedro Roosevelt Torres Romão, Onilda Santos Da Silva
Leishmaniasis is a widely spread and zoonotic disease with serious problems as low effectiveness of drugs, emergence of parasite resistance and severe adverse reactions. In recent years, considerable attention has been given to secondary metabolites produced by Photorhabdus luminescens, an entomopathogenic bacterium. Here, we assessed the leishmanicidal activity of P. luminescens culture fluids. Initially, promastigotes of Leishmania amazonensis were incubated with cell free conditioned medium of P. luminescens and parasite survival was monitored...
November 21, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156984/genkwalathins-a-and-b-new-lathyrane-type-diterpenes-from-daphne-genkwa
#17
Nguyen Van Minh, Baek-Soo Han, Ha-Young Choi, JeongSu Byun, Ji-Su Park, Won-Gon Kim
Screening for new natural anti-neuroinflammatory compounds was performed with the traditional folk medicine Genkwa Flos, which potently inhibited nitric oxide (NO) production by LPS-activated microglial BV-2 cells. Two new lathyrane-type diterpenes, genkwalathins A (1) and B (2), and 14 known daphnane-type diterpenes (3-16) were isolated. The lathyrane-type diterpenes were isolated for the first time from the Thymelaeaceae family in this study. Compounds 1 and 2 moderately inhibited LPS-induced NO production in BV-2 cells without affecting cell viability, while six daphnane-type diterpenes (3, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 10) potently reduced NO production with IC50 values less than 1 μM, although they did display weak cytotoxicity...
November 20, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156820/a-water-soluble-polysaccharide-from-grifola-frondosa-induced-macrophages-activation-via-tlr4-myd88-ikk%C3%AE-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p65-pathways
#18
Lihua Hou, Meng Meng, Yuanyuan Chen, Chunling Wang
Here, the immunomodulatory effects of water-soluble polysaccharide from Grifola frondosa on RAW264.7 macrophages and its molecular mechanisms were investigated. G. frondosa polysaccharide could obviously enhance immunostimulatory activity such as the release of nitric oxide and cytokine production. Western blotting results showed that G. frondosa polysaccharide elevated the TLR4, which might act as an upstream regulator of MyD88 induced G. frondosa polysaccharide. MyD88 promoted IKKβ in endochylema and translocate NF-κB p65 subunit into the nucleus which increased the NO production and cytokine/chemokines level...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156574/infectious-agents-in-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-diseases-through-oxidative-stress
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REVIEW
Marisa Di Pietro, Simone Filardo, Francesca Falasca, Ombretta Turriziani, Rosa Sessa
Accumulating evidence demonstrates that vascular oxidative stress is a critical feature of atherosclerotic process, potentially triggered by several infectious agents that are considered as risk co-factors for the atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). C. pneumoniae has been shown to upregulate multiple enzymatic systems capable of producing reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as NADPH oxidase (NOX) and cyclooxygenase in vascular endothelial cells, NOX and cytochrome c oxidase in macrophages as well as nitric oxide synthase and lipoxygenase in platelets contributing to both early and late stages of atherosclerosis...
November 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156373/mitochondria-targeted-ubiquinone-mitoq-enhances-acetaldehyde-clearance-by-reversing-alcohol-induced-posttranslational-modification-of-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-a-molecular-mechanism-of-protection-against-alcoholic-liver-disease
#20
Liuyi Hao, Qian Sun, Wei Zhong, Wenliang Zhang, Xinguo Sun, Zhanxiang Zhou
Alcohol metabolism in the liver generates highly toxic acetaldehyde. Breakdown of acetaldehyde by aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) in the mitochondria consumes NAD(+) and generates reactive oxygen/nitrogen species, which represents a fundamental mechanism in the pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease (ALD). A mitochondria-targeted lipophilic ubiquinone (MitoQ) has been shown to confer greater protection against oxidative damage in the mitochondria compared to untargeted antioxidants. The present study aimed to investigate if MitoQ could preserve mitochondrial ALDH2 activity and speed up acetaldehyde clearance, thereby protects against ALD...
November 11, 2017: Redox Biology
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