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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109187/antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-activities-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-ifst062013-a-potential-probiotic
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Md Fakruddin, Md Nur Hossain, Monzur Morshed Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Probiotic yeast has become a field of interest to scientists in recent years. METHODS: Conventional cultural method was employed to isolate and identify yeast and standard methods were used to determine different probiotic attributes, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. RESULTS: This study reports potential probiotic properties of a strain of S. cerevisiae IFST 062013 isolated from fruit. The isolate is tolerant to a wide range of temperature and pH, high concentration of bile salt and NaCl, gastric juice, intestinal environment, α-amylase, trypsin and lysozyme...
January 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109144/-interferon-regulatory-factor-5-irf5-regulates-the-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-derived-macrophages-in-mice
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Kang Sun, Jianguo Qu, Jixiang Chen, Shengchun Dang, Songbing He, Jin Zhang, Rong Xie, Yun Wang, Jianxin Zhang
Objective To investigate the expression differences of interferon regulatory factor 5 (IRF5) between M1 and M2 macrophages derived from mouse bone marrow and the effects of small interfering RNA targeting IRF5 gene (IRF5 siRNA) on macrophage differentiation. Methods With the treatment of IFN-γ and lipopolysaccharide (LPS), mouse bone marrow-derived macrophages were differentiated into M1 macrophages; while with the treatment of IL-4, mouse bone marrow-derived macrophages were differentiated into M2 macrophages...
February 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108630/macropinocytosis-of-nab-paclitaxel-drives-macrophage-activation-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Jane E Cullis, Despina Siolas, Antonina Avanzi, Sugata Barui, Anirban Maitra, Dafna Bar-Sagi
Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease that is largely refractory to currently available treatment strategies. Therapeutic resistance is partially attributed to the dense stromal reaction of PDAC tumors that includes a pervasive infiltration of immunosuppressive (M2) macrophages. Nab-paclitaxel (trade name Abraxane) is a nanoparticle albumin-bound formulation of paclitaxel that, in combination with gemcitabine, is currently the first line treatment for pancreatic cancer. Here, we show that macrophages internalized nab-paclitaxel via macropinocytosis...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108616/characterization-of-short-range-dna-looping-in-endotoxin-mediated-transcription-of-the-murine-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-inos-gene
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Hongtao Guo, Zhiyong Mi, Paul C Kuo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108615/hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-4%C3%AE-mediates-redox-sensitivity-of-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-gene-transcription
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Hongtao Guo, Charles Q Cai, Paul C Kuo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108596/luteolinidin-protects-the-post-ischemic-heart-through-cd38-inhibition-with-preservation-of-nad-p-h
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James Boslett, Craig Hemann, Y J Zhao, Hon-Cheung Lee, Jay L Zweier
Recently, we have shown that ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) of the heart causes CD38 activation with resultant depletion of the cardiac NADP(H) pool, most marked in the endothelium. This NADP(H) depletion was shown to limit the production of nitric oxide (NO) by endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), which requires NADPH for NO production, resulting in greatly altered endothelial function. Therefore, intervention with CD38 inhibitors could reverse post-ischemic eNOS-mediated endothelial dysfunction. We evaluate the potency of the CD38 inhibitor luteolinidin, an anthocyanidin, at blocking CD38 activity and preserving endothelial and myocardial function in the post-ischemic heart...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108369/jaburetox-affects-gene-expression-and-enzyme-activities-in-rhodnius-prolixus-a-chagas-disease-vector
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Leonardo L Fruttero, Natalia R Moyetta, Monique Siebra Krug, Valquiria Broll, Matheus V Coste Grahl, Rafael Real-Guerra, Fernanda Stanisçuaski, Celia R Carlini
Jaburetox, a recombinant peptide of ∼11kDa derived from one of the Canavalia ensiformis (Jack Bean) urease isoforms, is toxic and lethal to insects belonging to different orders when administered orally or via injection. Previous findings indicated that Jaburetox acts on insects in a complex fashion, inhibiting diuresis and the transmembrane potential of Malpighian tubules, interfering with muscle contractility and affecting the immune system. In vitro, Jaburetox forms ionic channels and alters permeability of artificial lipid membranes...
January 17, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108357/sigma-1-receptor-deficiency-reduces-gabaergic-inhibition-in-the-basolateral-amygdala-leading-to-ltd-impairment-and-depressive-like-behaviors
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Baofeng Zhang, Ling Wang, Tingting Chen, Juan Hong, Sha Sha, Jun Wang, Hang Xiao, Ling Chen
Sigma-1 receptor knockout (σ1R-/-) in male mice causes depressive-like phenotype. We observed the expression of σ1R in principal neurons of basolateral amygdala (BLA), a main region for affective regulation. The present study investigated the influence of σ1R deficiency in BLA neurons on synaptic properties and plasticity at cortico-BLA pathway. In comparison with wild-type (WT) mice, the slopes of field excitatory postsynaptic potentials (fEPSP) were reduced in σ1R-/- mice with the increases in paired-pulse facilitation (PPF) and paired-pulse inhibition (PPI) values...
January 17, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108234/interaction-of-ar-and-inos-in-lens-epithelial-cell-a-new-pathogenesis-and-potential-therapeutic-targets-of-diabetic-cataract
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Xue Li, Wenping Liu, Xinduo Huang, Jianping Xiong, Xiaoyong Wei
Although there is significant interest in revealing the role of aldose reductase (AR) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in diabetic cataract (DC), the interaction of AR and iNOS remains unknown. The aim of this study is to investigate the pathogenesis mechanisms and explore as a new potential therapeutic targets for DC. This study investigated the interaction of AR-iNOS through the methods of enzyme kinetics, molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulation, co-immunoprecipitation and fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET)...
January 17, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107863/first-isolation-of-glutinol-and-a-bioactive-fraction-with-good-anti-inflammatory-activity-from-n-hexane-fraction-of-peltophorum-africanum-leaf
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Salmon A Adebayo, Leshweni J Shai, Jacobus N Eloff
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the anti-inflammatory activity of different fractions and glutinol (isolated compound), using nitric oxide synthase and cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibition as an indication of anti-inflammatory activity. METHODS: Anti-inflammatory activity was evaluated using an in vitro assay determining the inhibition of the activity of pro-inflammatory enzyme model. Cyclooxygenases and inducible nitric oxide synthase are crucial enzymes involved in the pathogenesis of many chronic inflammatory conditions...
January 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107861/antileishmanial-activities-of-caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-loaded-plga-nanoparticles-against-leishmania-infantum-promastigotes-and-amastigotes-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Emrah Sefik Abamor
OBJECTIVE: To investigate and compare the antileishmanial effects of CAPE and (CAPE)PLGA NPs on Leishmania infantum (L. infantum) promastigotes and amastigotes in vitro. METHODS: Efficacies of CAPE, (CAPE)PLGA NPs and free PLGA nanoparticles (NPs) on promastigotes were evaluated using MTT and promastigote count assays, and their anti-amastigote effects were determined via infection index analysis. Griess reaction was also performed to calculate nitric oxide production of macrophages exposed to investigated molecules...
January 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107742/heavy-rare-earth-elements-affect-early-life-stages-in-paracentrotus-lividus-and-arbacia-lixula-sea-urchins
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Rahime Oral, Giovanni Pagano, Antonietta Siciliano, Maria Gravina, Anna Palumbo, Immacolata Castellano, Oriana Migliaccio, Philippe J Thomas, Marco Guida, Franca Tommasi, Marco Trifuoggi
BACKGROUND: Heavy rare earth elements (HREEs) have been scarcely studied for their toxicity, in spite of their applications in several technologies. Thus HREEs require timely investigations for their adverse health effects. METHODS: Paracentrotus lividus and Arbacia lixula embryos and sperm were exposed to trichloride salts of five HREEs (Dy, Ho, Er, Yb and Lu) and to Ce(III) as a light REE (LREE) reference to evaluate: 1) developmental defects (% DD) in HREE-exposed larvae or in the offspring of HREE-exposed sperm; 2) mitotic anomalies; 3) fertilization success; and 4) reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation, and nitric oxide (NO) and malondialdehyde (MDA) levels...
January 17, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107678/nobiletin-and-its-colonic-metabolites-suppress-colitis-associated-colon-carcinogenesis-by-down-regulating-inos-inducing-antioxidative-enzymes-and-arresting-cell-cycle-progression
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Xian Wu, Mingyue Song, Zili Gao, Yue Sun, Minqi Wang, Fang Li, Jinkai Zheng, Hang Xiao
Nobiletin (NOB) is a major citrus polymethoxyflavone (PMF) with various beneficial biological activities. We reported previously that dietary NOB significantly inhibited colitis-associated colon carcinogenesis in azoxymethane (AOM)/dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-treated mice, and the chemopreventive effects were associated with NOB metabolites found in the mouse colonic tissues. In this study, to better understand the role of colonic metabolites of NOB, we determined the anti-inflammation and anticancer effects of a mixture of NOB and its major metabolites (NOB-Met) at the concentrations equivalent to those found in colonic tissues of NOB-fed mice...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107672/a-computational-model-of-conditioning-inspired-by-drosophila-olfactory-system
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Faramarz Faghihi, Ahmed A Moustafa, Ralf Heinrich, Florentin Wörgötter
Recent studies have demonstrated that Drosophila melanogaster (briefly Drosophila) can successfully perform higher cognitive processes including second order olfactory conditioning. Understanding the neural mechanism of this behavior can help neuroscientists to unravel the principles of information processing in complex neural systems (e.g. the human brain) and to create efficient and robust robotic systems. In this work, we have developed a biologically-inspired spiking neural network which is able to execute both first and second order conditioning...
November 23, 2016: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107553/protective-effect-of-n-n-dimethylthiourea-against-stress-induced-gastric-mucosal-lesions-in-rats
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Yoshiji Ohta, Koji Yashiro, Takashi Kobayashi, Kazuo Inui, Junji Yoshino
In the present study, we examined the protective effect of N,N'-dimethylthiourea (DMTU), a scavenger of hydroxyl radical (•OH), against water-immersion restraint stress (WIRS)-induced gastric mucosal lesions in rats. When male Wistar rats fasted for 24 h were exposed to WIRS for 3 h, gastric mucosal lesions occurred with increases in the levels of gastric mucosal myeloperoxidase, an index of tissue neutrophil infiltration, pro-inflammatory cytokines (tumor necrosis factor alpha and interleukin 1beta), lipid peroxide, and NOx (nitrite/nitrate), an index of nitric oxide synthesis, and decreases in the levels of gastric mucosal non-protein SH and vitamin C and gastric adherent mucus...
January 20, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107431/characterization-of-a-broadly-reactive-anti-cd40-agonistic-monoclonal-antibody-for-potential-use-as-an-adjuvant
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Cameron Martin, Suryakant D Waghela, Shehnaz Lokhandwala, Andy Ambrus, Jocelyn Bray, Christina Vuong, Vanitha Vinodkumar, Paul J Dominowski, Sharath Rai, Duncan Mwangi, Dennis L Foss, Waithaka Mwangi
Lack of safe and effective adjuvants is a major hindrance to the development of efficacious vaccines. Signaling via CD40 pathway leads to enhanced antigen processing and presentation, nitric oxide expression, pro-inflammatory cytokine expression by antigen presenting cells, and stimulation of B-cells to undergo somatic hypermutation, immunoglobulin class switching, and proliferation. Agonistic anti-CD40 antibodies have shown promising adjuvant qualities in human and mouse vaccine studies. An anti-CD40 monoclonal antibody (mAb), designated 2E4E4, was identified and shown to have strong agonistic effects on primary cells from multiple livestock species...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107387/neuronal-cell-death-and-degeneration-through-increased-nitroxidative-stress-and-tau-phosphorylation-in-hiv-1-transgenic-rats
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Young-Eun Cho, Myoung-Hwa Lee, Byoung-Joon Song
The underlying mechanisms for increased neurodegeneration and neurocognitive deficits in HIV-infected people are unclear. Therefore, this study was aimed to investigate the mechanisms of increased neurodegeneration in 5-month old male HIV-1 Transgenic (Tg) rats compared to the age- and gender-matched wild-type (WT) by evaluating histological changes and biochemical parameters of the key proteins involved in the cell death signaling and apoptosis. Histological and immunohistochemical analyses revealed decreased neuronal cells with elevated astrogliosis in HIV-1 Tg rats compared to WT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107308/acute-right-heart-failure-after-hemorrhagic-shock-and-trauma-pneumonectomy-a-management-approach-a-blinded-randomized-controlled-animal-trial-using-inhaled-nitric-oxide
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Andrea L Lubitz, Lars O Sjoholm, Amy Goldberg, Abhijit Pathak, Thomas Santora, Thomas E Sharp, Markus Wallner, Remus M Berretta, Lauren A Poole, Jichuan Wu, Marla R Wolfson
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic shock and pneumonectomy causes an acute increase in pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). The increase in PVR and right ventricular (RV) afterload leads to acute RV failure, thus reducing left ventricular (LV) preload and output. Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) lowers PVR by relaxing pulmonary arterial smooth muscle without remarkable systemic vascular effects. We hypothesized that with hemorrhagic shock and pneumonectomy, iNO can be used to decrease PVR and mitigate right heart failure...
February 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107044/quercetin-attenuates-cell-survival-inflammation-and-angiogenesis-via-modulation-of-akt-signaling-in-murine-t-cell-lymphoma
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Akhilendra Kumar Maurya, Manjula Vinayak
AKT signaling is important to maintaining normal physiology. Hyperactivation of AKT signaling is frequent in cancer, which maintains a high oxidative state in a tumor microenvironment that is needed for tumor adaptation. Therefore, antioxidants are proposed to exhibit anticancer properties by interfering with the tumor microenvironment. Quercetin is an ubiquitous bioactive antioxidant rich in vegetables and beverages. The present study aimed to analyze cancer preventive property of quercetin in ascite cells of Dalton's lymphoma-bearing mice...
January 20, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106285/inhibition-of-immune-responses-and-related-proteins-in-rhamdia-quelen-exposed-to-diclofenac
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João L C Ribas, James P Sherry, Aleksander R Zampronio, Helena C Silva de Assis, Denina B D Simmons
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among the most widely detected pharmaceuticals in surface water worldwide. The NSAID diclofenac is used to treat many types of pain and inflammation. Diclofenac's potential to cause adverse effects in exposed wildlife is a growing concern. To evaluate the effects of waterborne diclofenac on the immune response in Rhamdia quelen (South American Catfish), fish were exposed to three concentrations of diclofenac (0.2, 2.0, and 20.0 µg/L) for 14 days. Some of the exposed fish were also given an intraperitoneal injection on day 14 of 1 mg/kg of carrageenan to evaluate cell migration to the peritoneum...
January 20, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
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