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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416183/inhibition-of-the-in-vitro-growth-of-babesia-bigemina-babesia-caballi-and-theileria-equi-parasites-by-trifluralin-analogues
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Marta G Silva, Donald P Knowles, Sandra Antunes, Ana Domingos, Maria A Esteves, Carlos E Suarez
Bovine and equine babesiosis caused by Babesia bovis, Babesia bigemina and Babesia caballi, along with equine theileriosis caused by Theileria equi are global tick-borne hemoprotozoan diseases characterized by fever, anemia, weight losses and abortions. A common feature of these diseases are transition from acute to chronic phases, in which parasites may persist in the hosts for life. Antiprotozoal drugs are important for managing infection and disease. Previous research demonstrated that trifluralin analogues, designated (TFLAs) 1-15, which specifically bind to regions of alpha-tubulin protein in plants and protozoan parasites, have the ability to inhibit the in vitro growth of B...
April 10, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415521/effect-of-halloysite-nanotubes-on-the-structure-and-function-of-important-multiple-blood-components
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Keke Wu, Ru Feng, Yanpeng Jiao, Changren Zhou
Many researchers have investigated the application of halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) in biomedicine, because of their special nanoscale hollow tubular structure. Although the cytocompatibility of HNTs has been studied, their blood compatibility has not been systematically investigated. In this work, the effect of HNTs on the structure and function of different blood components has been studied, including the morphology and hemolysis of red blood cells (RBCs). Based on scanning electron microscopy (SEM) observations, optical density test and flow cytometry analysis, we found that HNTs can affect the morphology and membrane integrity of RBCs in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) in a content-dependent way...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415385/antitubercular-activity-of-zno-nanoparticles-prepared-by-solution-combustion-synthesis-using-lemon-juice-as-bio-fuel
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Prashanth Gopala Krishna, Prashanth Paduvarahalli Ananthaswamy, Priyanka Trivedi, Vinita Chaturvedi, Nagabhushana Bhangi Mutta, Ananda Sannaiah, Amani Erra, Tejabhiram Yadavalli
In this study, we report the synthesis, structural and morphological characteristics of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles using solution combustion synthesis method where lemon juice was used as the fuel. In vitro anti-tubercular activity of the synthesized ZnO nanoparticles and their biocompatibility studies, both in vitro and in vivo were carried out. The synthesized nanoparticles showed inhibition of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Ra strain at concentrations as low as 12.5μg/mL. In vitro cytotoxicity study performed with normal mammalian cells (L929, 3T3-L1) showed that ZnO nanoparticles are non-toxic with a Selectivity Index (SI) >10...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400318/hemopexin-counteracts-systolic-dysfunction-induced-by-heme-driven-oxidative-stress
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Giada Ingoglia, Can Martin Sag, Nikolai Rex, Lucia De Franceschi, Francesca Vinchi, James Cimino, Sara Petrillo, Stefan Wagner, Klaus Kreitmeier, Lorenzo Silengo, Fiorella Altruda, Lars S Maier, Emilio Hirsch, Alessandra Ghigo, Emanuela Tolosano
Heart failure is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients affected by different disorders associated to intravascular hemolysis. The leading factor is the presence of pathologic amount of pro-oxidant free heme in the bloodstream, due to the exhaustion of the natural heme scavenger Hemopexin (Hx). Here, we evaluated whether free heme directly affects cardiac function, and tested the therapeutic potential of replenishing serum Hx for increasing serum heme buffering capacity. The effect of heme on cardiac function was assessed in vitro, on primary cardiomyocytes and H9c2 myoblast cell line, and in vivo, in Hx(-/-) mice and in genetic and acquired mouse models of intravascular hemolysis...
April 8, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396544/synthetic-p-ppgpp-analogue-inhibitor-of-stringent-response-in-mycobacteria
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Kirtimaan Syal, Kelly Flentie, Neerupma Bhardwaj, Krishnagopal Maiti, Narayanaswamy Jayaraman, Christina L Stallings, Dipankar Chatterji
Bacteria elicit an adaptive response against hostile conditions such as starvation and other kind of stresses. Their ability to survive such conditions depends on, in part, stringent response pathways. (p)ppGpp, considered to be the master regulator of stringent response, is a novel target for inhibiting the survival of the bacteria. In mycobacteria, the (p)ppGpp synthetase activity of bifunctional Rel is critical for its stress response and persistence inside the host. Our aim was to design an inhibitor of (p)ppGpp synthesis, follow efficiency through enzyme kinetics, and assess its phenotypic effects in mycobacteria...
April 10, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382868/prooxidant-antioxidant-balance-and-antioxidant-properties-of-thuja-orientalis-l-a-potential-therapeutic-approach-for-diabetes-mellitus
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Daryoush Hamidi Alamdari, Malihe Aghasizadeh-Sharbaf, Maryam Mohadjerani, Gordon A Ferns, Amir Avan
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major health problem with an increasing global prevalence. It is usually associated with an imbalance between pro-oxidant mechanisms and antioxidant defenses, contributing to oxidative-stress, and this leads to an increased susceptibility to endothelial dysfunction, atherosclerosis, insulin-resistance and impaired-pancreatic β-cell function. OBJECTIVE: We have assessed the Prooxidant-antioxidant balance (PAB) and anti-haemolytic effect of Thuja orientalis L using the PAB assay and the analysis of hematological markers...
April 4, 2017: Current Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380410/quercetin-exhibits-adjuvant-activity-by-enhancing-th2-immune-response-in-ovalbumin-immunized-mice
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Divya Singh, Himanshi Tanwar, Bindhya Jayashankar, Jyoti Sharma, Swetha Murthy, Sudipta Chanda, Shashi Bala Singh, Lilly Ganju
Quercetin, one of the most abundant of plant flavonoids, has been studied with a great deal of attention over the last several decades mainly for its properties in inflammation and allergy. In this study, we are reporting for the first time the in vivo immunostimulatory activity of quercetin in ovalbumin immunized Balb/c mice. Administration of quercetin (50mg/kg body weight) along with ovalbumin antigen showed increased ovalbumin specific serum IgG antibody titres in comparison to the control group (p<0...
April 2, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377528/listeriolysin-s-is-a-streptolysin-s-like-virulence-factor-that-targets-exclusively-prokaryotic-cells-in-vivo
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Juan J Quereda, Marie A Nahori, Jazmín Meza-Torres, Martin Sachse, Patricia Titos-Jiménez, Jaime Gomez-Laguna, Olivier Dussurget, Pascale Cossart, Javier Pizarro-Cerdá
Streptolysin S (SLS)-like virulence factors from clinically relevant Gram-positive pathogens have been proposed to behave as potent cytotoxins, playing key roles in tissue infection. Listeriolysin S (LLS) is an SLS-like hemolysin/bacteriocin present among Listeria monocytogenes strains responsible for human listeriosis outbreaks. As LLS cytotoxic activity has been associated with virulence, we investigated the LLS-specific contribution to host tissue infection. Surprisingly, we first show that LLS causes only weak red blood cell (RBC) hemolysis in vitro and neither confers resistance to phagocytic killing nor favors survival of L...
April 4, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369971/red-blood-cells-derived-from-whole-blood-treated-with-riboflavin-and-ultraviolet-light-maintain-adequate-survival-in-vivo-after-21-days-of-storage
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Jose A Cancelas, Sherrill J Slichter, Neeta Rugg, P Gayle Pratt, Shawnagay Nestheide, Jill Corson, Esther Pellham, Marty Huntington, Raymond P Goodrich
BACKGROUND: Pathogen reduction (PR) of whole blood (WB) may increase blood safety when applied before component separation. This study evaluates the in vivo performance of red blood cells (RBCs) derived from WB treated with the riboflavin and ultraviolet (UV) light PR (Mirasol) system. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a prospective, two-center, single-blind, randomized, two-period, crossover clinical trial designed to evaluate autologous (51) Cr/(99m) Tc-radiolabeled recovery and survival of RBCs derived from Mirasol-treated WB compared to untreated WB...
May 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359655/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-a-novel-integrated-wearable-artificial-lung
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Shalv P Madhani, Brian J Frankowski, Greg W Burgreen, Jim F Antaki, Robert Kormos, Jonathan D'Cunha, William J Federspiel
BACKGROUND: Conventional extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is cumbersome and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. We are currently developing the Pittsburgh Ambulatory Assist Lung (PAAL), which is designed to allow for ambulation of lung failure patients during bridge to transplant or recovery. In this study, we investigated the in vitro and acute in vivo performance of the PAAL. METHODS: The PAAL features a 1.75-inch-diameter, cylindrical, hollow-fiber membrane (HFM) bundle of stacked sheets, with a surface area of 0...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322977/assessment-of-penetration-potential-of-ph-responsive-double-walled-biodegradable-nanogels-coated-with-eucalyptus-oil-for-the-controlled-delivery-of-5-fluorouracil-in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-studies
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Prashant Sahu, Sushil K Kashaw, Sanyog Jain, Samaresh Sau, Arun K Iyer
Penetration enhancers coated biodegradable polymeric nanogels loaded with cytotoxic drugs applied via the topical route, can be a promising strategy for improving the chemotherapeutic efficiency of skin cancers. The major objective of proposed research was to investigate the in vitro and ex vivo chemotherapeutic potential of double walled PLGA-chitosan biodegradable nanogel entrapped with 5-fluororuacil (5-FU) coated with eucalyptus oil, topically applied onto the skin. 5-FU was first entrapped in PLGA core by solvent evaporation technique followed by coating with cationic chitosan for ionic interaction with anionic skin cancer cell membrane...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314763/endothelial-dysfunction-inhibits-the-ability-of-haptoglobin-to-prevent-hemoglobin-induced-hypertension
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Jan A Graw, Binglan Yu, Emanuele Rezoagli, H Shaw Warren, Emmanuel S Buys, Donald B Bloch, Warren M Zapol
BACKGROUND: Intravascular hemolysis produces injury in a variety of human diseases including hemoglobinopathies, malaria, and sepsis. The adverse effects of increased plasma hemoglobin are partly mediated by depletion of nitric oxide (NO) and result in vasoconstriction. Circulating plasma proteins haptoglobin and hemopexin scavenge extracellular hemoglobin and cell-free heme, respectively. METHODS: The ability of human haptoglobin or hemopexin to inhibit the adverse effects of NO-scavenging by circulating murine hemoglobin was tested in C57Bl/6 mice...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303245/biocompatibility-and-effectiveness-evaluation-of-a-new-hemostatic-embolization-agent-thrombin-loaded-alginate-calcium-microsphere
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Fengqi Xuan, Jingjing Rong, Ming Liang, Xuwen Zhang, Jingyang Sun, Lijun Zhao, Yang Li, Dan Liu, Fei Li, Xiaozeng Wang, Yaling Han
Background. Until now, there has been no ideal embolization agent for hemorrhage in interventional treatment. In this study, the thrombin was encapsulated in alginate calcium microsphere using electrostatic droplet technique to produce new embolization agent: thrombin loaded alginate calcium microspheres (TACMs). Objectives. The present work was to evaluate the biocompatibility and hemostatic efficiency of TACMs. Methods. Cell cytotoxicity, hemolysis, and superselective embolization of dog liver arteries were performed to investigate the biocompatibility of TACMs...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284936/preparation-and-characterization-of-a-novel-polysialic-acid-hyaluronan-graft-copolymer-potential-as-dermal-filler
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Jianrong Wu, Hao Fu, Yun Jiang, Hongtao Zhang, Zhiyong Zheng, Xiaobei Zhan
Polysialic acid (PSA) and hyaluronan (HA) are non-immunogenic and biodegradable natural polysaccharides, but HA belongs to glycosaminoglycans and can be immediately degraded by human enzymes. In this study, we synthesized a novel PSA-HA draft copolymer to improve HA stability in vivo. This draft copolymer was characterized by SEM, element analysis and Zeta potential. Cytotoxicity assays, as well as pyrogen and hemolysis tests, were also conducted to test its biological functions further. Results showed that PSA-HA draft copolymer satisfies the medical requirement for biomaterials...
June 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280324/systemic-and-immunotoxicity-of-pristine-and-pegylated-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-in-an-intravenous-28-days-repeated-dose-toxicity-study
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Ting Zhang, Meng Tang, Shanshan Zhang, Yuanyuan Hu, Han Li, Tao Zhang, Yuying Xue, Yuepu Pu
The numerous increasing use of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) derived from nanotechnology has raised concerns about their biosafety and potential toxicity. CNTs cause immunologic dysfunction and limit the application of CNTs in biomedicine. The immunological responses induced by pristine multi-walled carbon nanotubes (p-MWCNTs) and PEGylated multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs-PEG) on BALB/c mice via an intravenous administration were investigated. The results reflect that the p-MWCNTs induced significant increases in spleen, thymus, and lung weight...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277844/effects-of-surface-charge-of-low-molecular-weight-heparin-modified-cationic-liposomes-on-drug-efficacy-and-toxicity
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Haohuan Li, Yi Chen, Yueyang Deng, Yue Wang, Xue Ke, Tianyuan Ci
Cationic liposome is a potential nanocarrier to deliver drugs to solid tumor with proven efficiency in targeting of tumor tissues. However, the major limitation is their charge-related instability and blood toxicity via intravenous injection. In order to overcome these problems and to maintain tumor targeting potency, we modified the cationic liposomes with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) to obtain series of liposomes with different surface charges. Both in vitro and in vivo studies including serum stability, blood hemolysis, cellular uptake, cytotoxicity and in vivo biodistribution were evaluated...
March 3, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255017/cdk6-contributes-to-cytoskeletal-stability-in-erythroid-cells
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Iris Z Uras, Ruth M Scheicher, Karoline Kollmann, Martin Glösmann, Michaela Prchal-Murphy, Anca S Tigan, Daniela A Fux, Sandro Altamura, Joana Neves, Martina Muckenthaler, Keiryn L Bennett, Stefan Kubicek, Philip W Hinds, Marieke von Lindern, Veronika Sexl
Mice lacking Cdk6 kinase activity suffer from mild anemia accompanied by elevated numbers of Ter119+ cells in the bone marrow. The animals show hardly any alterations in erythroid development, indicating that Cdk6 is not required for proliferation and maturation of erythroid cells. There is also no difference in stress erythropoiesis following hemolysis in vivo. However, Cdk6-/- erythrocytes have a shortened lifespan and are more sensitive to mechanical stress in vitro, suggesting differences in the cytoskeletal architecture...
March 2, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219253/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-macromolecular-prodrug-gc-fua-based-nanoparticle-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-chemotherapy
#18
Can Huang, Na-Mei Li, Pei Gao, Sa Yang, Qian Ning, Wen Huang, Zhi-Ping Li, Peng-Ju Ye, Li Xiang, Dong-Xiu He, Xiang-Wen Tan, Cui-Yun Yu
A novel type of macromolecular prodrug delivery system is reported in this research. The N-galactosylated-chitosan-5-fluorouracil acetic acid conjugate (GC-FUA) based nanoparticle delivery system was evaluated in vitro and in vivo. Biocompatibility of GC-FUA-NPs was screened by BSA adsorption test and hemolysis activity examination in vitro. Cytotoxicity and cellular uptake study in HepG2 and A549 cells demonstrated that compared to free 5-Fu, the GC-FUA-NPs play great function in killing cancer cells for the cell endocytosis mediated by asialoglycoprotein receptor (ASGPR), which overexpresses on the cell surface...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157445/creatinine-based-non-phospholipid-vesicular-carrier-for-improved-oral-bioavailability-of-azithromycin
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Shafi Ullah, Muhammad Raza Shah, Mohammad Shoaib, Muhammad Imran, Syed Wadood Ali Shah, Imdad Ali, Farid Ahmed
CONTEXT: Novel, safe, efficient and cost effective nano-carriers from renewable resources have got greater interest for enhancing solubility and bioavailability of hydrophobic dugs. OBJECTIVES: This study reports the synthesis of a novel biocompatible non-phospholipid human metabolite "Creatinine" based niosomal delivery system for Azithromycin improved oral bioavailability. METHODS: Synthesized surfactant was characterized through spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques and then the potential for niosomal vesicle formation was evaluated using Azithromycin as model drug...
June 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155565/oral-administration-of-amphotericin-b-nanoparticles-antifungal-activity-bioavailability-and-toxicity-in-rats
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Mahasen A Radwan, Bushra T AlQuadeib, Lidija Šiller, Matthew C Wright, Benjamin Horrocks
Amphotericin B (AMB) is used most commonly in severe systemic life-threatening fungal infections. There is currently an unmet need for an efficacious (AMB) formulation amenable to oral administration with better bioavailability and lower nephrotoxicity. Novel PEGylated polylactic-polyglycolic acid copolymer (PLGA-PEG) nanoparticles (NPs) formulations of AMB were therefore studied for their ability to kill Candida albicans (C. albicans). The antifungal activity of AMB formulations was assessed in C. albicans...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
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