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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922195/the-neuropeptide-cortistatin-attenuates-experimental-autoimmune-myocarditis-via-inhibition-of-cardiomyogenic-t-cell-driven-inflammatory-responses
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Virginia Delgado-Maroto, Clara P Falo, Irene Forte-Lago, Norma Adan, Maria Morell, Elena Maganto-Garcia, Gema Robledo, Francisco O'Valle, Andrew H Lichtman, Elena Gonzalez-Rey, Mario Delgado
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Myocarditis is an inflammatory and autoimmune cardiovascular disease that causes dilated myocardiopathy and is responsible of high morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cortistatin is a neuropeptide produced by neurons and cells of immune and vascular systems. Besides its action in locomotor activity and sleep, cortistatin inhibits inflammation in different experimental models of autoimmune diseases. However, its role in inflammatory cardiovascular disorders is unexplored...
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922065/detc-based-bacterial-cellulose-bio-curatives-for-topical-treatment-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
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Fabiana S Celes, Eliane Trovatti, Ricardo Khouri, Johan Van Weyenbergh, Sidney J L Ribeiro, Valeria M Borges, Hernane S Barud, Camila I de Oliveira
The treatment of leishmaniasis still relies on drugs with potentially serious adverse effects. Herein, we tested a topical formulation of bacterial cellulose (BC) membranes containing Diethyldithiocarbamate (DETC), a superoxide dismutase 1 inhibitor. Leishmania-infected macrophages exposed to BC-DETC resulted in parasite killing, without pronounced toxic effects to host cells. This outcome was associated with lower SOD1 activity and higher production of superoxide and cytokine mediators. Topical application of BC-DETC significantly decreased lesion size, parasite load and the inflammatory response at the infection site, as well as the production of both IFN-γ and TNF...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921202/endogenous-stem-cells-were-recruited-by-defocused-low-energy-shock-wave-in-treating-diabetic-bladder-dysfunction
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Yang Jin, Lina Xu, Yong Zhao, Muwen Wang, Xunbo Jin, Haiyang Zhang
Defocused low-energy shock wave (DLSW) has been shown effects on activating mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) in vitro. In this study, recruitment of endogenous stem cells was firstly examined as an important pathway during the healing process of diabetic bladder dysfunction (DBD) treated by DLSW in vivo. Neonatal rats received intraperitoneal injection of 5-ethynyl-2-deoxyuridine (EdU) and then DBD rat model was created by injecting streptozotocin. Four weeks later, DLSW treatment was performed. Afterward, their tissues were examined by histology...
December 5, 2016: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921022/the-protective-effect-of-hydro-alcoholic-extract-of-mangrove-avicennia-marina-l-leaves-on-kidney-injury-induced-by-carbon-tetrachloride-in-male-rats
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Naser Mirazi, Seyedeh-Nahid Movassagh, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei
BACKGROUND: Materials can cause liver and kidney damage which carbon tetrachloride is one of these substances. Medicinal plants and their essential oils and extracts have been used to a large extent as drugs to better control and management of kidney diseases. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of hydro-alcoholic extract of Avicennia marina leaves in the treatment of renal toxicity induced by carbon tetrachloride. METHODS: Forty-two male rats were randomly divided into 6 groups (n = 7): control (taking normal saline, 0...
October 2016: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920821/protective-effect-of-vitamin-c-vitamin-b12-and-omega-3-on-lead-induced-memory-impairment-in-rat
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Saeedeh Alsadat Moosavirad, Mohammad Rabbani, Mohammad Sharifzadeh, Ali Hosseini-Sharifabad
Lead belongs to the heavy metal group and is considered as an environmental contaminant. Acute or chronic contact to lead can change the physiological function of human organs. One of the most important disorders following the lead exposure is neurotoxicity. Lead neurotoxicity consists of the neurobehavioral disturbances like cognitive impairment. The aim of the current study is to evaluate the possible protective effect of vitamin C (Vit C), vitamin B12 (Vit B12), omega 3 (ω-3), or their combination on the lead-induced memory disorder...
October 2016: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920694/pancreatic-and-hepatic-metastasis-of-an-undiagnosed-choriocarcinoma-an-exceptional-cause-of-haemoperitoneum-in-young-women-report-of-a-rare-case
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Nishat Fatema, Neeru Vinod Arora, Fatma Majid Al Abri, Yaseer Muhammad Tareq Khan
Haemoperitoneum in women of reproductive age usually suggests either ruptured ectopic pregnancy or ruptured ovarian cysts. Metastatic choriocarcinoma is considered the least common cause of haemoperitoneum in women of childbearing age. We report a rare case of pancreatic and hepatic metastasis of choriocarcinoma in a young, 30-year-old female who had delivered 10 months prior at term gestation with no previous history of gestational trophoblastic disease or molar pregnancy. She had a short history of fever and pain in the right hypochondrium, with findings of hypovolaemic shock due to intraperitoneal haemorrhage...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919980/intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-in-patients-pretreated-for-ovarian-cancer-matched-with-patients-treated-with-parenteral-chemotherapy
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Maria Ornella Nicoletto, Alessandra Casarin, Alessandra Baldoni, Eliana Rulli, Giulia Tasca, Zora Baretta, Grazia Artioli, Giuseppe Lombardi, Alessandro Cappetta, Irene Floriani, Giovanni Randon, Sara Valpione, Piero Litta, Pierfranco Conte, Simone Mocellin, Camillo Aliberti
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to analyze the impact of intraperitoneal chemotherapy (IPC), administered with direct peritoneal puncture, on the survival of patients with pretreated ovarian cancer in a real-life setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study comparing patients with advanced ovarian cancer treated with IPC (N=33) and patients treated with standard intravenous (i.v.) chemotherapy matching cases for known prognostic factors (age, platinum sensitivity, histological subgroup and grade)...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919957/simultaneous-administration-of-statins-and-pioglitazone-limits-tumor-growth-in-a-rat-model-of-malignant-glioma
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Jorge Humberto Tapia-Pérez, Robert Preininger, Elmar Kirches, Annegret Reinhold, Jana Butzmann, Sylvia Prilloff, Christian Mawrin, Thomas Schneider
BACKGROUND/AIM: Statins are cholesterol reducers with considerable dose-dependent effect against glioma cells. The apoptotic effect could be increased by combining statins or by adding pioglitazone (PGZ). The last one is an anti-diabetic drug, an agonist of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPARG). We used an animal model to test the effect of such combination in vivo and we investigated the changes on immunological processes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-three rats (F344/DuCrl) were anesthetized and glioblastoma (F98) cells were implanted stereotactically...
December 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919828/mucuna-pruriens-reduces-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-expression-in-parkinsonian-mice-model
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Satyndra Kumar Yadav, Sachchida Nand Rai, Surya Pratap Singh
Parkinson's disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative disease found in aged peoples. Plentiful studies are being conducted to find a suitable and effective cure for this disease giving special impetus on use of herbal plants. The study aimed at investigating the effect of ethanolic extract of Mucuna pruriens (Mp) on level of nitric oxide (NO) in paraquat (PQ) induced Parkinson's disease (PD) mouse model and its subsequent contribution to lipid peroxidation. Twenty four Swiss albino mice were divided into three groups; Control, PQ and PQ+Mp...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919595/the-starting-point-for-bisphosphonate-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-alveolar-bone-or-oral-mucosa-a-randomized-controlled-experimental-study
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Mohammad Zandi, Arash Dehghan, Pejman Janbaz, Hamid Malekzadeh, Payam Amini
OBJECTIVE: Although over a decade has passed since first introduction of BRONJ, the exact pathophysiology of this disease is still unclear. The present experimental study aimed to determine whether the oral mucosa or alveolar bone serves as the starting point for BRONJ development. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Sixty male Wistar rats were randomly assigned into study and control groups (each, n = 30), and received intraperitoneal injection of 0.06 mg/kg zoledronate and saline, respectively, once a week for 12 weeks...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919181/treatment-of-peritoneal-metastases-from-small-bowel-adenocarcinoma
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Koen P Rovers, Eelco de Bree, Yutaka Yonemura, Ignace H de Hingh
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Peritoneal metastases (PM) affect approximately one third of patients with metastatic small bowel adenocarcinoma (SBA). Treatment options are (1) systemic therapy ± palliative surgery and (2) cytoreductive surgery with intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS+IPC). Due to scarce evidence, PM from SBA represents a therapeutic challenge. This narrative review summarized and discussed the evidence that investigated available treatment options. METHODS: Studies were discussed if they investigated first line systemic therapy for advanced SBA or CRS+IPC for PM from SBA...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918250/evaluation-of-immunostimulatory-effects-of-n-2-hydroxy-propyl-3-trimethylammonium-chitosan-chloride-for-improving-live-attenuated-hepatitis-a-virus-vaccine-efficacy
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Wei Tao, Ting Fu, Zhuojing He, Ruxi Hu, Lan Jia, Yan Hong
This study was to evaluate the immunostimulatory effects of N-(2-hydroxy) propyl-3-trimethylammonium chitosan chloride (HTCC) as an adjuvant for improving a commercial live attenuated hepatitis A virus (HAV) vaccine efficacy in mice. Mice in the experimental group were intraperitoneally immunized with a solution of HTCC and live attenuated HAV vaccine. And for those injected with sterile water, HTCC or live attenuated HAV vaccine were treated as mock group, negative group, and positive group in turn. The serum HAV-specific IgG titers and the ratios of the serum HAV-specific IgG2a/IgG1 in the experimental group were significantly increased (p = 0...
December 5, 2016: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918207/gemigliptin-ameliorates-western-diet-induced-metabolic-syndrome-in-mice
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Seung Hee Choi, Jaechan Leem, Sungmi Park, Chong-Kee Lee, Keun-Gyu Park, In-Kyu Lee
Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are widely used antihyperglycemic agents for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Recently, increasing attention has been focused on the pleiotropic actions of DPP-4 inhibitors. The aim of the present study was to examine whether gemigliptin, a recently developed DPP-4 inhibitor, could ameliorate features of metabolic syndrome. Mice were fed a Western diet (WD) for 12 weeks and were subsequently divided into 2 groups: mice fed a WD diet alone or mice fed a WD diet supplemented with gemigliptin for an additional 4 weeks...
September 4, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917942/chemical-imaging-of-platinum-based-drugs-and-their-metabolites
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Xin Liu, Amanda B Hummon
Platinum-based drugs (cisplatin, carboplatin, and oxaliplatin) are widely used therapeutic agents for cancer treatment. Even though the platinum (Pt)-drugs are routinely used clinically, a clear picture of their distribution within tumor tissues is lacking. The current methods to image the distribution of Pt drugs are limited and do not enable the discrimination of the drug from its metabolites. In this manuscript, we demonstrate a methodology that enables chemical imaging of a Pt drug and its metabolites simultaneously and specifically...
December 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917814/protective-effect-of-intravesical-platelet-rich-plasma-on-cyclophosphamide-induced-hemorrhagic-cystitis
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E Ozyuvali, M E Yildirim, T Yaman, B Kosem, E Cimentepe
PURPOSE: Hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) is the most common urotoxic side effect of cyclophosphamide (CYP). Platelet rich plasma (PRP) plays an important role in wound healing and inflammatory responses. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of intravesical PRP at treatment of interstitial cystitis (IC). METHODS: Female rats (n=24) were used. IC was induced by intraperitoneal injection of cyclophosphamide (CYP) and rats were randomly allocated to one of four groups (n = 6 per group): A control group; a sham group with saline (75 mg/kg; i...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917804/protective-effect-of-intravesical-platelet-rich-plasma-on-cyclophosphamide-induced-hemorrhagic-cystitis
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E Ozyuvali, M E Yildirim, T Yaman, B Kosem, O Atli, E Cimentepe
PURPOSE: Hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) is the most common urotoxic side effect of cyclophosphamide (CYP). Platelet rich plasma (PRP) plays an important role in wound healing and inflammatory responses. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of intravesical PRP at treatment of interstitial cystitis (IC). MATERIAL-METHODS: Female rats (n=24) were used. IC was induced by intraperitoneal injection of cyclophosphamide (CYP). Rats were randomly allocated to one of four groups (n = 6 per group): a control group; a sham group with saline (75 mg/kg; i...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917801/effects-of-ginkgo-biloba-extract-on-brain-oxidative-condition-after-cisplatin-exposure
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Duygu Aydin, Emine G G Peker, Meryem D Karakurt, Ayşe Gurel, Mustafa Ayyildiz, Şule C Cevher, Erdal Agar, Senol Dane
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb 761) on oxidative events of brain in cisplatin-administrated rats. METHODS: Rats were divided into four experimental groups: 1) control (n=6); 2) cisplatin (8 mg/kg, intraperitoneally one dose, n=6); 3) EGb 761 (100 mg/kg intraperitoneally for 15 days, n=6); and 4) cisplatin + EGb 761 (n=6). After drug administration, rats were sacrificed and brain tissues were removed...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917785/dipyrone-ameliorates-behavioural-changes-induced-by-unpredictable-chronic-mild-stress-gender-differences
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Olcay E Kiroğlu, Kübra E Demirkol, Fatih Berktaş, Arash A Yegani, Ayşegül Kirpik, Erkan Maytalman, Mahmut Ünverdi, Fazilet Aksu
PURPOSE: Antidepressant effects of analgesics have been investigate in both clinical and experimental studies. The purpose of this study was to investigate if the analgesic-antipyretic drug, dipyrone, also had antidepressant-like effects. METHODS: Depression-like effects were investigated in an unpredictable chronic mild stress (UCMS) model in both male and female mice. Cage changes, light-dark cycle reversal, cage tilting, wet floor, empty cage, foreign material on the floor and predator sounds were used to induce light stress at different times for six weeks...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917437/nicotine-plus-a-high-fat-diet-triggers-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis
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Indrani Sinha-Hikim, Theodore C Friedman, Mark Falz, Victor Chalfant, Mohammad Kamrul Hasan, Jorge Espinoza-Derout, Desean L Lee, Carl Sims, Peter Tran, Sushil K Mahata, Amiya P Sinha-Hikim
Cigarette smoking is an important risk factor for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The health risk associated with smoking can be aggravated by obesity. Smoking might also trigger cardiomyocyte (CM) apoptosis. Given that CM apoptosis has been implicated as a potential mechanism in the development of cardiomyopathy and heart failure, we characterize the key signaling pathways in nicotine plus high-fat diet (HFD)-induced CM apoptosis. Adult C57BL6 male mice were fed a normal diet (ND) or HFD and received twice-daily intraperitoneal (IP) injections of nicotine (0...
December 5, 2016: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917271/favorable-effects-of-progesterone-on-skin-random-flap-survival-in-rats
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Lin Dingsheng, Liu Zengbing, Huang Dong
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to determine the effects of progesterone treatment on the survival of random skin flaps. MATERIALS AND METHODS: McFarlane flaps were established and 40 male rats were randomly assigned to the progesterone-treated as the test group or normal saline-treated as the control group. Progesterone or normal saline (10 mg/kg) was administered intraperitoneally once daily. On postoperative day 2, malondialdehyde (MDA) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) were detected using test kits...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
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