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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813479/metabolomic-profiling-of-amines-in-sepsis-predicts-changes-in-nos-canonical-pathways
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Abel Tesfai, Niall MacCallum, Nicholas S Kirkby, Hime Gashaw, Nicola Gray, Elizabeth Want, Gregory J Quinlan, Sharon Mumby, James M Leiper, Mark Paul-Clark, Blerina Ahmetaj-Shala, Jane A Mitchell
RATIONALE: Nitric oxide synthase (NOS) is a biomarker/target in sepsis. NOS activity is driven by amino acids, which cycle to regulate the substrate L-arginine in parallel with cycles which regulate the endogenous inhibitors ADMA and L-NMMA. The relationship between amines and the consequence of plasma changes on iNOS activity in early sepsis is not known. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to apply a metabolomics approach to determine the influence of sepsis on a full array of amines and what consequence these changes may have on predicted iNOS activity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810692/resveratrol-protects-from-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation-in-the-uterus-and-prevents-experimental-preterm-birth
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María Victoria Bariani, Fernando Correa, Emma Leishman, Ana Paula Domínguez Rubio, Andreína Arias, Aníbal Stern, Heather B Bradshaw, Ana María Franchi
STUDY QUESTION: Is resveratrol able to prevent the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced preterm labor in 15-day pregnant BALB/c mice? SUMMARY ANSWER: Resveratrol prevented the LPS-induced onset of preterm labor in 64% of the cases and showed anti-inflammatory and tocolytic effects by downregulating COX-2 and iNOS expression and NOS activity, and by changing the uterine prostaglandin and endocannabinoid profiling. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Genital tract infections by Gram-negative bacteria are a common complication in human pregnancy and have been shown to increase risk of preterm delivery...
August 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807148/acetylcholine-induces-intracellular-ca-2-oscillations-and-nitric-oxide-release-in-mouse-brain-endothelial-cells
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Estella Zuccolo, Dmitry Lim, Dlzar Ali Kheder, Angelica Perna, Paolo Catarsi, Laura Botta, Vittorio Rosti, Laura Riboni, Giulio Sancini, Franco Tanzi, Egidio D'Angelo, Germano Guerra, Francesco Moccia
Basal forebrain neurons increase cortical blood flow by releasing acetylcholine (Ach), which stimulates endothelial cells (ECs) to produce the vasodilating gasotransmitter, nitric oxide (NO). Surprisingly, the mechanism whereby Ach induces NO synthesis in brain microvascular ECs is unknown. An increase in intracellular Ca(2+) concentration recruits a multitude of endothelial Ca(2+)-dependent pathways, such as Ca(2+)/calmodulin endothelial NO synthase (eNOS). The present investigation sought to investigate the role of intracellular Ca(2+) signaling in Ach-induced NO production in bEND5 cells, an established model of mouse brain microvascular ECs, by conventional imaging of cells loaded with the Ca(2+)-sensitive dye, Fura-2/AM, and the NO-sensitive fluorophore, DAF-DM diacetate...
September 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800639/mitochondrial-impairment-and-melatonin-protection-in-parkinsonian-mice-do-not-depend-of-inducible-or-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthases
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Ana López, Francisco Ortiz, Carolina Doerrier, Carmen Venegas, Marisol Fernández-Ortiz, Paula Aranda, María E Díaz-Casado, Beatriz Fernández-Gil, Eliana Barriocanal-Casado, Germaine Escames, Luis C López, Darío Acuña-Castroviejo
MPTP-mouse model constitutes a well-known model of neuroinflammation and mitochondrial failure occurring in Parkinson's disease (PD). Although it has been extensively reported that nitric oxide (NO●) plays a key role in the pathogenesis of PD, the relative roles of nitric oxide synthase isoforms iNOS and nNOS in the nigrostriatal pathway remains, however, unclear. Here, the participation of iNOS/nNOS isoforms in the mitochondrial dysfunction was analyzed in iNOS and nNOS deficient mice. Our results showed that MPTP increased iNOS activity in substantia nigra and striatum, whereas it sharply reduced complex I activity and mitochondrial bioenergetics in all strains...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793917/molluscicidal-activity-and-mechanism-of-toxicity-of-a-novel-salicylanilide-ester-derivative-against-biomphalaria-species
#5
Ping He, Weisi Wang, Benjamin Sanogo, Xin Zeng, Xi Sun, Zhiyue Lv, Dongjuan Yuan, Liping Duan, Zhongdao Wu
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis mansoni is one of the most important, but often neglected, tropical diseases transmitted by snails of the genus Biomphalaria. Control of the intermediate host snail plays a crucial role in preventing the spread of schistosomiasis. However, there is only one molluscicide, niclosamide, recommended by the World Health Organization. Niclosamide has been used for several decades but is toxic to non-target organisms. Therefore, it is necessary to optimize the scaffold of niclosamide and develop novel molluscicides with enhanced potency and decreased toxicity to non-target organisms...
August 10, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782150/mri-assessment-of-coronary-microvascular-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-function-using-myocardial-t1-mapping
#6
Sophia X Cui, Frederick H Epstein
PURPOSE: Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) plays a central role in regulating vascular tone, blood flow, and microvascular permeability. Endothelial dysfunction, including eNOS dysfunction, is an early biomarker of vascular disease. This study aimed to show that myocardial T1 mapping during nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibition could assess coronary microvascular eNOS function. METHODS: Wild-type mice, eNOS(-/-) mice, and wild-type mice fed a high-fat diet underwent T1 mapping at baseline and for 20 min after injection of N(G) -nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (LNAME), a NOS inhibitor...
August 7, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776992/hydrophilic-potent-and-selective-7-substituted-2-aminoquinolines-as-improved-human-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibitors
#7
Anthony V Pensa, Maris A Cinelli, Huiying Li, Georges Chreifi, Paramita Mukherjee, Linda J Roman, Pavel Martásek, Thomas L Poulos, Richard B Silverman
Neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) is a target for development of antineurodegenerative agents. Most nNOS inhibitors mimic l-arginine and have poor bioavailability. 2-Aminoquinolines showed promise as bioavailable nNOS inhibitors but suffered from low human nNOS inhibition, low selectivity versus human eNOS, and significant binding to other CNS targets. We aimed to improve human nNOS potency and selectivity and reduce off-target binding by (a) truncating the original scaffold or (b) introducing a hydrophilic group to interrupt the lipophilic, promiscuous pharmacophore and promote interaction with human nNOS-specific His342...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774159/comparison-of-changes-in-the-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-and-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-positive-neuronal-cells-with-aging-between-the-ascending-and-descending-colon-of-f344-rats
#8
Sun Min Lee, Nayoung Kim, Hyun Jin Jo, Ji Hyun Park, Ryoung Hee Nam, Hye Seung Lee, Hyun Jin Kim, Moon Young Lee, Yong Sung Kim, Dong Ho Lee
Background/Aims: Neuronal degeneration and changes in interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) are important mechanisms of age-related constipation. This study aims to compare the distribution of ICCs and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) with regard to age-related changes between the ascending colon (AC) and descending colon (DC) in 6-, 31-, and 74-week old and 2-year old male Fischer-344 rats. Methods: The amount of fecal pellet and the bead expulsion times were measured...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774157/the-potential-liver-brain-and-embryo-toxicity-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-on-mice
#9
Xiaochuan Jia, Shuo Wang, Lei Zhou, Li Sun
Nanoscale titanium dioxide (nano-TiO2) has been widely used in industry and medicine. However, the safety of nano-TiO2 exposure remains unclear. In this study, we evaluated the liver, brain, and embryo toxicity and the underlying mechanism of nano-TiO2 using mice models. The results showed that titanium was distributed to and accumulated in the heart, brain, spleen, lung, and kidney of mice after intraperitoneal (i.p.) nano-TiO2 exposure, in a dose-dependent manner. The organ/body weight ratios of the heart, spleen, and kidney were significantly increased, and those of the brain and lung were decreased...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771007/thymol-ameliorates-cadmium-induced-phytotoxicity-in-the-root-of-rice-oryza-sativa-seedling-by-decreasing-endogenous-nitric-oxide-generation
#10
Ting-Ting Wang, Zhi Qi Shi, Liang-Bin Hu, Xiao-Feng Xu, Fengxiang X Han, Ligang Zhou, Jian Chen
Thymol has been developed as medicine and food preservative due to its immune-regulatory effect and anti-microbial activity, respectively. However, little is currently known about the role of thymol in the modulation of plant physiology. In the present study, we applied biochemical and histochemical approaches to investigate thymol-induced tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa) seedlings against Cd (cadmium) stress. Thymol at 20 μM recovered root growth completely upon CdCl2 exposure. Thymol pronouncedly decreased Cd-induced ROS accumulation, oxidative injury, cell death, and Cd2+ accumulation in roots...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770971/apolipoprotein-a1-and-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-gene-polymorphisms-and-hormone-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head
#11
L Chen, P Wei, K Jiang, X-X Xia
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to investigate the influence of several polymorphisms in neuronal NOS genes and apolipoprotein AI on the hormone-related osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) risk. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMCs) samples extracted from hormone-related ONFH patients and controls were used to amplify fragments of the apolipoprotein A1 and neuronal NOS exon 7 and intron 4 using specific PCR primers. The products were analyzed by DNA sequencing and mapped to find the genotype distributions...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770018/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-attenuates-septic-myocardial-dysfunction-via-enos-no-pathway-in-rats
#12
Ni Zeng, Junmei Xu, Weifeng Yao, Suobei Li, Wei Ruan, Feng Xiao
Sepsis-induced myocardial dysfunction increases mortality in sepsis, yet the underlying mechanism is unclear. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been found to enhance cardiomyocyte function, but whether BDNF has a beneficial effect against septic myocardial dysfunction is unknown. Septic shock was induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). BDNF was expressed in primary cardiomyocytes, and its expression was significantly reduced after sepsis. In rats with sepsis, a sharp decline in survival was observed after CLP, with significantly reduced cardiac BDNF expression, enhanced myocardial fibrosis, elevated oxidative stress, increased myocardial apoptosis, and decreased endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase (eNOS) and NO...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769073/compensatory-vasodilator-mechanisms-in-the-ophthalmic-artery-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-gene-knockout-mice
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Caroline Manicam, Natalja Ginter, Huige Li, Ning Xia, Evgeny Goloborodko, Jenia Kouchek Zadeh, Aytan Musayeva, Norbert Pfeiffer, Adrian Gericke
Nitric oxide (NO) generated by endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) plays an important role in the maintenance of ocular vascular homeostasis. Therefore, perturbations in vascular NO synthesis have been implicated in the pathogenesis of several ocular diseases. We recently reported that eNOS contributes significantly to vasodilation of the mouse ophthalmic artery. Interestingly, dilatory responses were also retained in eNOS gene-deficient mice (eNOS-/-), indicating inherent endothelial adaptive mechanism(s) that act as back-up systems in chronic absence of eNOS to preserve vasorelaxation...
August 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765558/cardiac-spheroids-as-promising-in-vitro-models-to-study-the-human-heart-microenvironment
#14
Liudmila Polonchuk, Mamta Chabria, Laura Badi, Jean-Christophe Hoflack, Gemma Figtree, Michael J Davies, Carmine Gentile
Three-dimensional in vitro cell systems are a promising alternative to animals to study cardiac biology and disease. We have generated three-dimensional in vitro models of the human heart ("cardiac spheroids", CSs) by co-culturing human primary or iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes, endothelial cells and fibroblasts at ratios approximating those present in vivo. The cellular organisation, extracellular matrix and microvascular network mimic human heart tissue. These spheroids have been employed to investigate the dose-limiting cardiotoxicity of the common anti-cancer drug doxorubicin...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765220/nitrite-derived-from-endogenous-bacterial-nitric-oxide-synthase-activity-promotes-aerobic-respiration
#15
Sujata S Chaudhari, Minji Kim, Shulei Lei, Fareha Razvi, Abdulelah A Alqarzaee, Elizabeth H Hutfless, Robert Powers, Matthew C Zimmerman, Paul D Fey, Vinai C Thomas
Macrophage-derived nitric oxide (NO·) is a crucial effector against invading pathogens. Yet, paradoxically, several bacterial species, including some pathogens, are known to endogenously produce NO· via nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activity, despite its apparent cytotoxicity. Here, we reveal a conserved role for bacterial NOS in activating aerobic respiration. We demonstrate that nitrite generated from endogenous NO· decomposition stimulates quinol oxidase activity in Staphylococcus aureus and increases the rate of cellular respiration...
August 1, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764150/modulation-of-lung-function-by-increased-nitric-oxide-production
#16
Md Nazrul Islam, Ram Lochan Yadav, Prakash Kumar Yadav
INTRODUCTION: Cigarette smoking reduces endogenous Nitric Oxide (NO) production by reducing Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS) activity, which is one of the probable reason for increased rate of pulmonary diseases in smokers. Nitric oxide/oxygen blends are used in critical care to promote capillary and pulmonary dilation to treat several pulmonary vascular diseases. Among several supplements, the highest NOS activation has been proved for garlic with its unique mechanism of action. AIM: To investigate the effect of dietary supplementation of NO producing garlic on pulmonary function of smokers...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762173/methylene-blue-and-its-analogues-as-antidepressant-compounds
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Anzelle Delport, Brian H Harvey, Anél Petzer, Jacobus P Petzer
Methylene Blue (MB) is considered to have diverse medical applications and is a well-described treatment for methemoglobinemias and ifosfamide-induced encephalopathy. In recent years the focus has shifted to MB as an antimalarial agent and as a potential treatment for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Of interest are reports that MB possesses antidepressant and anxiolytic activity in pre-clinical models and has shown promise in clinical trials for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. MB is a noteworthy inhibitor of monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A), which is a well-established target for antidepressant action...
July 31, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761783/quantitative-real-time-pcr-analysis-of-anopheles-dirus-tep1-and-nos-during-plasmodium-berghei-infection-using-three-reference-genes
#18
Jonathan W K Liew, Mun Yik Fong, Yee Ling Lau
Quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) has been an integral part of characterizing the immunity of Anopheles mosquitoes towards Plasmodium invasion. Two anti-Plasmodium factors of Anopheles, thioester-containing protein 1 (TEP1) and nitric oxide synthase (NOS), play a role in the refractoriness of Anopheles towards Plasmodium infection and are generally expressed during infection. However, these are less studied in Anopheles dirus, a dominant malaria vector in Southeast Asia. Furthermore, most studies used a single reference gene for normalization during gene expression analysis without proper validation...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759085/resveratrol-did-not-alter-blood-pressure-in-rats-with-nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibited-hypertension
#19
Mehmet Aydin, Buket Gungor, A Secil Akdur, Hakki Engin Aksulu, Coskun Silan, Ibrahim Susam, Ali Kemal Cabuk, Gizem Cabuk
BACKGROUND: Inhibition of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) is a well-known experimental model of hypertension (HT). It was shown that oxidative stress contributes to the pathogenesis of HT. Resveratrol is a potent anti-oxidant that is found in red grapes, peanuts and red wine. It improves the NO response and increases endothelial NOS expression, which causes endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation as well as renal vasodilation. We aimed to explore the effects of resveratrol on blood pressure, the water-salt balance and sodium excretion as a reflection of renal function in NOS-inhibited rat models...
May 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758430/calpain-inhibitor-attenuates-atherosclerosis-and-inflammation-in-atherosclerotic-rats-through-enos-no-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#20
Lan Yu, Meihui Yin, Xueyan Yang, Meili Lu, Futian Tang, Hongxin Wang
We previously reported that calpain, the Ca2+-sensitive cysteine protease, gets involved in the atherogenesis. This study was to investigate the effects of calpain inhibitor (CAI, 5 mg/kg/d) with or without NG-nitro-L-arginine-methyl ester (L-NAME) (100 mg/kg/d), the inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase (NOS), on atherosclerosis and inflammation in rat model induced by high cholesterol diet (HCD). The results demonstrated HCD increased protein expression of calpain-1 but not calpain-2 in aortic tissue. In addition, CAI reduced the thickness of atherosclerotic intima compared to HCD group, which was weakened by the L-NAME combination...
July 30, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
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