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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933547/anti-neuroinflammatory-effects-of-fucoxanthin-via-inhibition-of-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapks-ap-1-pathways-and-activation-of-pka-creb-pathway-in-lipopolysaccharide-activated-bv-2-microglial-cells
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Dong Zhao, Seung-Hwan Kwon, Yoon Sun Chun, Ming-Yao Gu, Hyun Ok Yang
Microglia play a critical role in controlling the homeostasis of the brain, but over-activated microglia secrete pro-inflammatory mediators and cytokines, which induce neuronal cell death. Fucoxanthin (Fx), a marine carotenoid, has demonstrated a variety of beneficial health effects. Despite accumulating evidence supporting the immune-modulating effects of Fx in vitro, the underlying signaling pathways remain unknown. In the present study, Fx dose-dependently inhibited the secretion of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced pro-inflammatory mediators including interleukin (IL)-6, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, reactive oxygen species (ROS), prostaglandin (PG) E2, and nitric oxide (NO) productions, and also suppressed the expression of inducible NO synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 enzymes...
December 8, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933292/nitric-oxide-modulates-postnatal-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-migration
#2
John W Fuseler, Mani T Valarmathi
Nitric oxide (NO) is a small free-radical gas molecule, which is highly diffusible and can activate a wide range of downstream effectors, with rapid and widespread cellular effects. NO is a versatile signaling mediator with a plethora of cellular functions. For example, NO has been shown to regulate actin, the microfilament, dependent cellular functions, and also acts as a putative stem cell differentiation-inducing agent. In this study, using a wound-healing model of cellular migration, we have explored the effect of exogenous NO on the kinetics of movement and morphological changes in postnatal bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)...
2016: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933275/an-in-vitro-co-culture-mouse-model-demonstrates-efficient-vaccine-mediated-control-of-francisella-tularensis-schu-s4-and-identifies-nitric-oxide-as-a-predictor-of-efficacy
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Igor Golovliov, Helena Lindgren, Kjell Eneslätt, Wayne Conlan, Amandine Mosnier, Thomas Henry, Anders Sjöstedt
Francisella tularensis is a highly virulent intracellular bacterium and cell-mediated immunity is critical for protection, but mechanisms of protection against highly virulent variants, such as the prototypic strain F. tularensis strain SCHU S4, are poorly understood. To this end, we established a co-culture system, based on splenocytes from naïve, or immunized mice and in vitro infected bone marrow-derived macrophages that allowed assessment of mechanisms controlling infection with F. tularensis. We utilized the system to understand why the clpB gene deletion mutant, ΔclpB, of SCHU S4 shows superior efficacy as a vaccine in the mouse model as compared to the existing human vaccine, the live vaccine strain (LVS)...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933161/parallel-reductions-of-ige-and-exhaled-nitric-oxide-after-optimized-anti-inflammatory-asthma-treatment
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Jörgen Syk, Andrei Malinovschi, Magnus P Borres, Anna-Lena Undén, Anna Andreasson, Mats Lekander, Kjell Alving
Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is crucial for the development of airway inflammation in atopic asthma, and inhibition of IgE using monoclonal antibodies is now part of asthma therapy. However, the impact of ordinary anti-inflammatory treatment on IgE is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate if optimization of treatment with inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and leukotriene-receptor antagonist (LTRA) according to symptoms or exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) levels over a one-year period affects IgE concentrations...
June 2016: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932979/madagascine-induces-vasodilatation-via-activation-of-ampk
#5
Dapeng Chen, Bochao Lv, Sei Kobayashi, Yongjian Xiong, Pengyuan Sun, Yuan Lin, Salvatore Genovese, Francesco Epifano, Shanshan Hou, Fusheng Tang, Yunyan Ji, Dandan Yu
Madagascine (3-isopentenyloxyemodin) can be chemically synthesized or purified from several Rhamnus species, and it is found to have more potent biological activities than the parent compound emodin. The aim of this study is to characterize the vasodilatory effect of madagascine on vasoconstriction and sphingosylphosphorylcholine induced vasospasm in ex vivo and reveal the potential mechanisms in vitro. The effects of madagascine on vasoconstriction of rat mesenteric resistance arteries (MRAs) induced by K(+), methoxamine, and endothelin-1 were, respectively, studied...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932942/loss-of-fractalkine-signaling-exacerbates-axon-transport-dysfunction-in-a-chronic-model-of-glaucoma
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Kevin T Breen, Sarah R Anderson, Michael R Steele, David J Calkins, Alejandra Bosco, Monica L Vetter
Neurodegeneration in glaucoma results in decline and loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), and is associated with activation of myeloid cells such as microglia and macrophages. The chemokine fractalkine (FKN or Cx3cl1) mediates communication from neurons to myeloid cells. Signaling through its receptor Cx3cr1 has been implicated in multiple neurodegenerative diseases, but the effects on neuronal pathology are variable. Since it is unknown how FKN-mediated crosstalk influences RGC degeneration in glaucoma, we assessed this in a chronic mouse model, DBA/2J...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932378/chronic-ethanol-consumption-and-thiamine-deficiency-modulate-%C3%AE-amyloid-peptide-level-and-oxidative-stress-in-the-brain
#7
Yu-Shi Gong, Juan Guo, Kun Hu, Yong-Qing Gao, Fang-Li Hou, Feng-Lin Song, Cui-Yi Liang
AIMS: The effects of chronic ethanol (EtOH) consumption, associated or not with thiamine deficiency (TD), on β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) level and oxidative stress in the brain were studied in male C57BL/6 mice. METHODS: Mice were prepared by feeding with an EtOH liquid diet, thiamine-depleted liquid diet and a thiamine-depleted EtOH liquid diet for 7 weeks. Biochemical parameters were measured by corresponding commercial kits. RESULTS: EtOH consumption or TD induced a significant decrease in the thiamine level, but induced increased in the β-amyloid peptide 1-42 and β-amyloid peptide 1-40 (Aβ1-40) levels...
December 7, 2016: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932239/the-therapeutic-effect-of-rosuvastatin-and-propylthiouracil-on-ameliorating-high-cholesterol-diet-induced-rabbit-aortic-atherosclerosis-and-stiffness
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Pao-Yuan Lin, Fan-Yen Lee, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Kuan-Hung Chen, Gour-Shenq Kao, Pei-Hsun Sung, Sarah Chua, Sheung-Fat Ko, Yung-Lung Chen, Shun-Cheng Wu, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Hon-Kan Yip, Pei-Lin Shao
BACKGROUND: We tested the hypothesis that arteriosclerosis-augmented aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) and -impaired vasorelaxation were attenuated by rosuvastatin (Rosu) and propylthiouracil (PTU) therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thirty-two New Zealand rabbits were equally divided into group 1 (sham-control), group 2 [high-cholesterol-diet (HCD) for 8weeks], group 3 [HCD-Rosu (20mg/kg/day administration after 4-week HFD for 4weeks)], and group 4 [HCD-PTU (0.1% PTU in drinking water), the treatment course as group 3]...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931652/red-blood-cell-transfusion-and-its-effect-on-microvascular-dysfunction-in-shock-states
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REVIEW
Jordan A Weinberg, Rakesh P Patel
Among critically ill patients, red blood cell (RBC) transfusion is often prescribed for anemia in the absence of active or recent bleeding. The failure of RBC transfusion to improve physiological parameters and clinical outcomes in this setting may be explained by current understanding of the relationship between the RBCs and the microcirculation. It is now evident that the circulating RBCs contribute to microcirculatory hypoxic vasodilation by regulated nitric oxide (NO)-dependent vasodilation, thereby facilitating delivery of oxygen to oxygen-deprived tissue...
December 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931302/new-insights-into-treatment-of-children-with-exercise-induced-asthma-symptoms
#10
Iwona Stelmach, Anna Sztafiska, Joanna Jerzyska, Daniela Podlecka, Pawe Majak, Wodzimierz Stelmach
BACKGROUND: Exercise is one of the most common triggers of bronchoconstriction and affects up to 80% of children with asthma. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was to assess the effectiveness of treatment with ciclesonide 160 microgram, either alone, with a higher dose, with a leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA), or with a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) in children with asthma with postexercise-induced symptoms...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931291/effects-of-the-addition-of-tiotropium-on-airway-dimensions-in-symptomatic-asthma
#11
Makoto Hoshino, Junichi Ohtawa, Kenta Akitsu
BACKGROUND: Tiotropium, a once-daily, long-acting anticholinergic bronchodilator, has shown efficacy and safety as an add-on to maintenance therapy in patients with symptomatic asthma. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of tiotropium on airway geometry and airway inflammation in patients with asthma who were symptomatic despite treatment with inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) plus a long-acting beta 2agonist (LABA). METHODS: In total, 53 patients with symptomatic asthma who received ICS plus LABA and who had a prebronchodilator forced expiratory volume in 1 second of 6090% of the predicted value were randomized to the addition of tiotropium 5 g once daily (n = 25) or no add-on (n = 28) to maintenance therapy for 48 weeks...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931275/serum-tryptase-level-and-inflammatory-markers-in-exhaled-breath-condensate-of-children-with-exercise-induced-symptoms
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Iwona Stelmach, Magdalena Zaczeniuk, Anna Sztafiska, Pawe Majak, Joanna Jerzyska, Anna Kuklinska-Pijanka, Wlodzimierz Stelmach
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the biomarkers concentration in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) in schoolchildren with postexercise symptoms. We also evaluated changes in fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) value and the serum tryptase level after exercise. METHODS: One hundred children with postexercise symptoms were included. Methacholine challenge testing (MCT) was performed at visit 2, and exercise challenge testing (ECT) was performed at visit 3...
September 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930719/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anti-allergic-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-ebv-a-newly-developed-derivative-of-bee-venom-through-modulation-of-irf3-signaling-pathway-in-a-carrageenan-induced-edema-model
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Hwa-Jin Chung, Jinho Lee, Joon-Shik Shin, Me-Riong Kim, Wonil Koh, Min-Jeong Kim, Jae-Woong Lee, Eun Jee Kim, In-Hee Lee, Won Kyung Kim, Yoon Jae Lee, Sang Kook Lee, In-Hyuk Ha
BACKGROUND: Bee venom (BV), a type of toxin extracted from honeybees (Apis mellifera), has been empirically and widely used to treat inflammatory diseases throughout Asia. Essential BV (eBV) was developed by removing phospholipase A2 (PLA2) and histamine to lower occurrence of allergic reaction. This study investigated the anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory activities of eBV in vitro and in vivo and its underlying mechanism of action. METHODS: The anti-inflammatory potential of eBV was assessed in vivo using a carrageenan-induced paw edema model...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930477/respiratory-and-ocular-symptoms-among-employees-at-swedish-indoor-swimming-pools
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Håkan Löfstedt, Jessica Westerlund, Pål Graff, Ing-Liss Bryngelsson, Göte Mölleby, Anna-Carin Olin, Kåre Eriksson, Håkan Westberg
BACKGROUND: This study investigated trichloramine exposure and prevalence of respiratory and ocular symptoms among Swedish indoor swimming pool workers. METHODS: Questionnaires were distributed to pool workers and referents. Lung function and fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) were measured before and after work. Exposure to trichloramine and trihalomethanes was measured over work shifts. RESULTS: The mean personal trichloramine exposure was 36 μg/m...
December 2016: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930384/the-endothelial-mineralocorticoid-receptor-mediator-of-the-switch-from-vascular-health-to-disease
#15
Ana P Davel, Imran J Anwar, Iris Z Jaffe
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Endothelial dysfunction is an early feature of vascular disease induced by cardiovascular risk factors (CRFs). In growing populations with obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure, mineralocorticoid receptor antagonism improves endothelial function. This review summarizes recent advances in our understanding of the specific role of endothelial cell mineralocorticoid receptor in vascular function in health and disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Using transgenic mice with mineralocorticoid receptor expression specifically modulated in endothelial cells, recent studies support the emerging concept that while endothelial cell mineralocorticoid receptor may be protective in health, in the presence of CRFs, endothelial cell mineralocorticoid receptor activity contributes to endothelial dysfunction and progression of vascular disease...
December 7, 2016: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929741/cerebral-microvascular-dysfunction-and-inflammation-are-improved-by-centrally-acting-antihypertensive-drugs-in-metabolic-syndrome
#16
Vanessa Estato, Alessandro Nascimento, Barbara Antunes, Fabiana Gomes, Laura Coelho, Raquel Rangel, Luciana Garzoni, Anissa Daliry, Pascal Bousquet, Eduardo Tibiriçá
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the effects of chronic oral treatment with centrally acting antihypertensive drugs, such as clonidine (CLO), an α2-adrenoceptor agonist, or LNP599, a selective I1 imidazoline receptor agonist, on brain microvascular function in rats with high-fat diet (HFD)-induced metabolic syndrome. METHODS: Male Wistar Kyoto rats were maintained on a normal diet (CON) or a HFD for 20 weeks. After this period, the HFD group received oral CLO (0...
December 8, 2016: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929408/a-review-of-targeted-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-specific-pharmacotherapy
#17
REVIEW
Ali Ataya, Jessica Cope, Hassan Alnuaimat
Significant advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension over the past two decades have led to the development of targeted therapies and improved patient outcomes. Currently, a broad armamentarium of pulmonary arterial hypertension-specific drugs exists to assist in the treatment of this complex disease state. In this manuscript, we provide a comprehensive review of the current Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved pulmonary arterial hypertension-specific therapies, and their supporting evidence for adults, targeting the nitric oxide, soluble guanylate cyclase, endothelin, and prostacyclin pathways...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929387/real-time-analysis-of-isoprene-in-breath-by-using-ultraviolet-absorption-spectroscopy-with-a-hollow-optical-fiber-gas-cell
#18
Takuro Iwata, Takashi Katagiri, Yuji Matsuura
A breath analysis system based on ultraviolet-absorption spectroscopy was developed by using a hollow optical fiber as a gas cell for real-time monitoring of isoprene in breath. The hollow optical fiber functions as an ultra-small-volume gas cell with a long path. The measurement sensitivity of the system was evaluated by using nitric-oxide gas as a gas sample. The evaluation result showed that the developed system, using a laser-driven, high-intensity light source and a 3-m-long, aluminum-coated hollow optical fiber, could successfully measure nitric-oxide gas with a 50 ppb concentration...
December 5, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928721/clinical-and-metabolic-response-to-selenium-supplementation-in-pregnant-women-at-risk-for-intrauterine-growth-restriction-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#19
Elaheh Mesdaghinia, Azam Rahavi, Fereshteh Bahmani, Nasrin Sharifi, Zatollah Asemi
Data on the effects of selenium supplementation on clinical signs and metabolic profiles in women at risk for intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) are scarce. This study was designed to assess the effects of selenium supplementation on clinical signs and metabolic status in pregnant women at risk for IUGR. This randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial was performed among 60 women at risk for IUGR according to abnormal uterine artery Doppler waveform. Participants were randomly assigned to intake either 100 μg selenium supplements as tablet (n = 30) or placebo (n = 30) for 10 weeks between 17 and 27 weeks of gestation...
December 7, 2016: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928650/cytoglobin-a-potential-marker-for-adipogenic-differentiation-in-preadipocytes-in-vitro
#20
Ayşegül Doğan, Selami Demirci, Binnur Kıratlı, Fikrettin Şahin
Obesity, mainly characterized by the excess fat storage, is a global health problem resulting in serious morbidity and mortality. Identification of molecular mechanisms in adipogenic differentiation pathway might lead to development of new strategies for diagnosis, prevention and therapy of obesity and associated diseases. Discovery of new genes and proteins in the differentiation pathway could help to understand the key specific regulators of the adipogenesis. Cytoglobin (Cygb), identified as a new globin family member protein, is expressed in various tissues...
December 7, 2016: Cytotechnology
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