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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329462/silibinin-from-silybum-marianum-stimulates-embryonic-stem-cell-vascular-differentiation-via-the-stat3-pi3-k-akt-axis-and-nitric-oxide
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Enas Hussein Ali, Fatemeh Sharifpanah, Maria Wartenberg, Heinrich Sauer
Silibinin, the bioactive compound of milk thistle (Silybum marianum), exerts tissue protective and regenerative effects that may include stem cell differentiation toward vascular cells. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether silibinin stimulates blood vessel formation from mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells and to unravel the underlying signaling cascade. Vascular branching points were assessed by confocal laser scanning microscopy and computer-assisted image analysis of CD31-positive cell structures...
January 12, 2018: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320163/reaction-intermediates-of-nitric-oxide-synthase-from-deinococcus-radiodurans-as-revealed-by-pulse-radiolysis-evidence-for-intramo-lecular-electron-transfer-from-biopterin-to-feii-o2-complex
#2
Yuko Tsutsui, Kazuo Kobayashi, Fusako Takeuchi, Motonari Tsubaki, Takahiro Kozawa
Nitric oxide synthase (NOS) is a cytochrome P450-type mono-oxygenase that catalyzes the oxidation of L-arginine (Arg) to nitric oxide (NO) through a reaction intermediate N-hydroxy-L-arginine (NHA). The mechanism underlying the reaction catalyzed by NOS from Deinococcus radiodurans was investigated using pulse radiolysis. Radiolytically-generated hydrated electrons reduced the heme iron of NOS within 2 μs. Subsequently, ferrous heme reacted with O2 to form a ferrous-dioxygen intermediated with a second-order rate constant of 2...
January 10, 2018: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318854/-effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-intracellular-calcium-ion-concentration-and-expression-of-calcium-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-%C3%A2-in-lumbar-spinal-cord-in-rats-with-neuropathic-pain
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Xin-Tian Wu, Wei Liang, Li-Ping Yan, Ling-Ling Wang, Cheng Ma
OBJECTIVE: To observe the changes of intracellular calcium ([Ca2+]i) concentration and expression of calcium/calmodulin dependent protein kinaseⅡ (CaMKⅡ) in spinal dorsal horn neurons of spared nerve injury (SNI) rats, so as to explore its mechanisms underlying improvement of neuropathic pain. METHODS: One hundred and ten SD rats were randomly divided into 5 groups: sham control, model, EA, AP-5 and L-NAME groups. The sham group underwent only a simple separation of the sciatic nerve but without ligation and abscission...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302205/endogenous-agmatine-induced-by-ischemic-preconditioning-regulates-ischemic-tolerance-following-cerebral-ischemia
#4
Jae Hwan Kim, Jae Young Kim, Jin Young Jung, Yong Woo Lee, Won Taek Lee, Seung Kon Huh, Jong Eun Lee
Ischemic preconditioning (IP) is one of the most important endogenous mechanisms that protect the cells against ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. However, the exact molecular mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, we showed that changes in the level of agmatine were correlated with ischemic tolerance. Changes in brain edema, infarct volume, level of agmatine, and expression of arginine decarboxylase (ADC) and nitric oxide synthases (NOS; inducible NOS [iNOS] and neural NOS [nNOS]) were analyzed during I/R injury with or without IP in the rat brain...
December 2017: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301832/pharmacological-inhibition-of-nos-activates-ask1-jnk-pathway-augmenting-docetaxel-mediated-apoptosis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Daniel Dávila-González, Dong Soon Choi, Roberto R Rosato, Sergio Granados-Principal, John G Kuhn, Wen-Feng Li, Wei Qian, Wen Chen, Anthony J Kozielski, Helen H Wong, Bhuvanesh Dave, Jenny C Chang
PURPOSE: Chemoresistance in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is associated with the activation of a survival mechanism orchestrated by the endoplasmic reticulum (EnR) stress response and by inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS). Our aim was to determine the effects of pharmacological NOS-inhibition on TNBC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: TNBC cell lines, SUM-159PT, MDA-MB-436, and MDA-MB-468, were treated with docetaxel and NOS-inibitor (L-NMMA) for 24, 48 and 72 hours...
January 4, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301528/asymmetric-dimethylarginine-adma-symmetric-dimethylarginine-sdma-and-homoarginine-harg-the-adma-sdma-and-harg-paradoxes
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EDITORIAL
Dimitrios Tsikas, Alexander Bollenbach, Erik Hanff, Arslan Arinc Kayacelebi
NG-Methylation of L-arginine (Arg) residues in certain proteins by protein arginine methyltransferases and subsequent proteolysis yields NG-monomethyl-L-arginine (MMA), NG,NG-dimethyl-L-arginine (asymmetric dimethylarginine, ADMA) and NG,N'G-dimethyl-L-arginine (symmetric dimethylarginine, SDMA). Biological MMA, ADMA and SDMA occur as free acids in the nM-range and as residues of proteins of largely unknown quantity. Arginine:glycine amidinotransferase (AGAT) catalyzes the synthesis of L-homoarginine (hArg) from free Arg and L-lysine...
January 4, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298528/s-nitrosoglutathione-formation-at-gastric-ph-is-augmented-by-ascorbic-acid-and-by-the-antioxidant-vitamin-complex-resiston
#7
Vitali I Stsiapura, Ilya Bederman, Ivan I Stepuro, Tatiana S Morozkina, Stephen J Lewis, Laura Smith, Benjamin Gaston, Nadzeya Marozkina
CONTEXT: Exogenous nitrogen oxides must be made bioavailable to sustain normal physiology because nitric oxide synthase (NOS) deficient mice are viable. In the stomach, S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) is formed from ingested nitrite and high levels of airway glutathione (GSH) that are cleared and swallowed. However, gastric GSNO may be broken down by nutrients like ascorbic acid (AA) before it is absorbed. OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of AA on GSNO formation and stability...
December 2018: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286100/effects-of-icariside-ii-ameliorates-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats-by-activating-akt-nos-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
#8
Lu Yang, Chaosheng Peng, Jing Xia, Wenluo Zhang, Li Tian, Yuhong Tian, Xiaobin Yang, Yuean Cao
Icariside II is a flavonoid extracted from Epimedium that has antioxidant, anti‑inflammatory and antiapoptotic effects. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects icariside II on diabetic cardiomyopathy in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Icariside II treatment improved body weight, heart/body weight ratio and fasting blood glucose in diabetic model rats. Icariside II was demonstrated to reduce the expression levels of creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase in serum, and to lower cardiac oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis levels in diabetic rats...
December 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277696/oxidative-burst-activity-in-haemocytes-of-the-freshwater-prawn-macrobrachium-rosenbergii
#9
Jian-An Xian, Xiu-Xia Zhang, An-Li Wang, Jun-Tao Li, Pei-Hua Zheng, Yao-Peng Lu, Dong-Mei Wang, Jian-Min Ye
Oxidative burst, release of reactive oxygen species/reactive nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) contributed to microorganisms killing, is a vital immune response of crustacean haemocyte. Three morphologic haemocyte types (hyaline cells, HC; semigranular cells, SGC; granular cells, GC) have been defined in crustaceans, and found to play different roles in immune defense. However, oxidative burst activities of different haemocyte subpopulations in crustaceans are currently not documented. In the present study, we investigated the oxidative burst activities of the three haemocyte types in the freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii using the common ROS fluorescent probe dichlorofluorescin-diacetate (DCFH-DA)...
December 22, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275014/development-of-a-reactive-oxygen-species-sensitive-nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibitor-for-the-treatment-of-ischemic-stroke
#10
Kevin M Nash, Isaac T Schiefer, Zahoor A Shah
Ischemic stroke is caused by a blockage of cerebral blood flow resulting in neuronal and glial hypoxia leading to inflammatory and reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated cell death. Nitric oxide (NO) formed by NO synthase (NOS) is known to be protective in ischemic stroke, however NOS has been shown to 'uncouple' under oxidative conditions to instead produce ROS. Nitrones are antioxidant molecules that are shown to trap ROS to then decompose and release NO. In this study, the nitrone 5was designed such that its decomposition product is a NOS inhibitor, 6, effectively leading to NOS inhibition specifically at the site of ROS production...
December 21, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260891/tnf-%C3%AE-antagonism-with-etanercept-enhances-penile-nos-expression-cavernosal-reactivity-and-testosterone-levels-in-aged-rats
#11
Tuğçe Demirtaş Şahin, Yusufhan Yazir, Tijen Utkan, Gulcin Gacar, Selenay Furat Rençber, Semil Selcen Gocmez
Erectile dysfunction (ED) has been reported to be associated with inflammation. This study investigated the effects of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) inhibitor etanercept on penile neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expressions, testosterone concentrations, neurogenic and endothelium-dependent relaxations of corpus cavernosum (CC), and circulating and cavernosal levels of inflammatory markers in aged rats. Animals were separated into control, aged, and etanercept-treated aged groups...
December 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251668/perioperative-fluid-accumulation-impairs-intestinal-contractility-to-a-smilar-extent-as-peritonitis-and-endotoxemia
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José Gorrasi, Stephan M Jakob, Luis Tovar, Bruno Balsiger, Sebastian Brandt, Lukas E Bruegger, Hendrik Bracht, Jukka Takala
BACKGROUND: Perioperative resuscitation with large amounts of fluid may cause tissue edema, especially in the gut, and thereby impair its functions. This is especially relevant in sepsis where capillaries become leaky and fluid rapidly escapes to the pericapillary tissue. We assessed the effects of endotoxemia and peritonitis, and the use of high and moderate volume fluid resuscitation on jejunal contractility. We hypothesized that both endotoxemia and peritonitis impair jejunum contractility and relaxation, and that this effect is aggravated in peritonitis and with high fluid administration...
December 14, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248723/iodine-prevents-the-increase-of-testosterone-induced-oxidative-stress-in-a-model-of-rat-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Michelle Quintero-García, Evangelina Delgado-González, Ana Sánchez-Tusie, Mario Vázquez, Carmen Aceves, Brenda Anguiano
Oxidative stress and inflammation are involved in the development and/or progression of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Molecular iodine (I2) induces antiproliferative and apoptotic effects in prostate cancer cells, but it is unknown if I2 regulates oxidative stress in the normal and/or tumoral prostate. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of I2 and celecoxib (Cxb) on oxidative stress and inflammation in a model of prostatic hyperplasia. Cxb was used as positive control of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibition...
December 14, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248696/vasodilator-and-hypotensive-effects-of-the-spider-peptide-lycosin-i-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Binbin Ma, Zhouhuan Xi, Jiahui Li, Tianqi Gao, Runzhi Liao, Shuhang Wang, Xianyao Li, Yaqin Tang, Zheng Wang, Shengjie Hou, Jinying Jiang, Meichun Deng, Zhigui Duan, Xing Tang, Liping Jiang
Lycosin-I, a spider peptide isolated from the venom of the spider Lycosa singoriensis, has anti-bacteria and anti-cancer properties in organisms. However, cardiovascular effects of Lycosin-I have not been studied. In this study, we investigated for the first time the vasodilator and hypotensive effects of Lycosin-I and the possible mechanisms, in order to develop a promising treatment for hypertension-related diseases. For in vitro experiments, thoracic aortas were isolated, and divided into two groups, endothelium-intact and endothelium-denuded aortic rings...
December 14, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247720/voltage-gated-potassium-channels-and-nos-contribute-to-a-sustained-cutaneous-vasodilation-elicited-by-local-heating-in-an-interactive-manner-in-young-adults
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Naoto Fujii, Lyra Halili, Takeshi Nishiyasu, Glen P Kenny
Local skin heating to 42°C causes rapid increases in cutaneous perfusion (initial peak), followed by a brief nadir and subsequent sustained elevation (plateau). Several studies have demonstrated that nitric oxide synthase (NOS) largely contributes to the plateau response during local heating. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that voltage-gated potassium (Kv) channels contribute to the plateau of the cutaneous vasodilation during local heating through NOS-dependent mechanisms. Eleven young males (25±4years) participated in this study wherein cutaneous vascular conductance (CVC) was measured at four intradermal microdialysis sites that were continuously perfused with either 1) lactated Ringer (Control), 2) 10mM 4-aminopyridine (Kv channel blocker), 3) 10mM Nω-Nitro-L-arginine (NOS inhibitor), or 4) a combination of 4-aminopyridine and Nω-Nitro-L-arginine...
December 13, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246870/metabolic-defects-in-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Reginald C Adiele, Chiedukam A Adiele
Brain injuries in multiple sclerosis (MS) involve immunopathological, structural and metabolic defects on myelin sheath, oligodendrocytes (OLs), axons and neurons suggesting that different cellular mechanisms ultimately result in the formation of MS plaques, demyelination, inflammation and brain damage. Bioenergetics, oxygen and ion metabolism dominate the metabolic and biochemical pathways that maintain neuronal viability and impulse transmission which directly or indirectly point to mitochondrial integrity and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) availability indicating the involvement of mitochondria in the pathogenesis of MS...
December 13, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241309/involvement-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-activation-in-midkine-mediated-central-hypotensive-effects
#17
Ching-Huang Lin, Jun-Yen Pan, Jung-Jui Chang, Hsin-Hung Chen, Pei-Wen Cheng, Ching-Jiunn Tseng
The growth factor midkine has been implicated in various biologic and pathologic events. It has been shown that the peripheral influence of midkine on cardiovascular regulation is due to an influence on the renin-angiotensin system. The nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) is the primary integrative center for cardiovascular control and other autonomic functions in the central nervous system. However, the signaling mechanisms involved in midkine-mediated cardiovascular effects in the NTS remain unclear. In this study, we investigated whether the renin-angiotensin system and/ or N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor-calmodulin-eNOS signaling pathways were both involved in midkine-mediated blood pressure (BP) regulation in the NTS of Wistar-Kyoto rats...
December 15, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240949/nitric-oxide-production-in-plants-an-update
#18
Jeremy Astier, Inonge Gross, Jörg Durner
Nitric oxide (NO) is a key signaling molecule in plant physiology. However, its production in photosynthetic organisms remains partially unresolved. The best characterized NO production route involves the reduction of nitrite to NO via different non-enzymatic or enzymatic mechanisms. Nitrate reductases (NRs), the mitochondrial electron transport chain, and the new complex between NR and NOFNiR (nitric oxide-forming nitrite reductase) described in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii are the main enzymatic systems that perform this reductive NO production in plants...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236798/the-expression-of-endothelial-and-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-apoptosis-in-intestinal-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury-under-the-action-of-ischemic-preconditioning-and-pentoxifylline
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Teresinha Regina Ribeiro de Oliveira, Geraldo Ferreira de Oliveira, Ricardo Santos Simões, Suellen Maurim Feitosa, Eduardo Hiroshi Tikazawa, Hugo Pequeno Monteiro, Djalma José Fagundes, Murched Omar Taha
PURPOSE: To investigate the expression of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and apoptosis associated with ischemic preconditioning (IPC) and pentoxifylline (PTX) in intestinal ischemia (I) and reperfusion (R) injury. METHODS: Thirty male rats were assigned to 5 groups: (CG), no clamping of the superior mesenteric artery (90 minutes); (IR-SS) saline + ischemia (30 minutes) + reperfusion (60 minutes); (IR-PTX) PTX + ischemia (30 minutes) + reperfusion (60 minutes); (IPC-IR-SS) 5 minutes of ischemia + 5 minutes of reperfusion (IPC) + saline + I(30 minutes)+R(60 minutes); and (IPC-IR-PTX) IPC + PTX + I(30 minutes)+ R(60 minutes)...
November 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235883/nitric-oxide-modulates-the-responses-of-osteoclast-formation-to-static-magnetic-fields
#20
Jian Zhang, Chong Ding, Xiaofeng Meng, Peng Shang
Nitric oxide (NO) is involved in osteoclast differentiation. Our previous studies showed that static magnetic fields (SMFs) could affect osteoclast differentiation. The inhibitory effects of 16 T of high SMF (HiMF) on osteoclast differentiation was correlated with increased production of NO. We raised the hypothesis that NO mediated the regulatory role of SMFs on osteoclast formation. In this study, 500 nT of hypomagnetic field (HyMF), 0.2 T of moderate SMF (MMF) and 16 T of high SMF (HiMF) were utilized as SMF treatment...
December 13, 2017: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine
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