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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804614/protective-effect-of-bioactive-compounds-from-echinophora-cinerea-against-cisplatin-induced-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-the-pc12-cell-line
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Yald Shokoohinia, Shekoufeh Khajouei, Farahnaz Ahmadi, Nastaran Ghiasvand, Leila Hosseinzadeh
OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to evaluate the protective effect of the compounds isolated from Echinophora cinerea (E. cinerea) against oxidative stress and apoptosis induced by cisplatin (CIS) in PC12 cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six compounds were isolated as quercetrin-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (QUE), osthol (OST), verbenone-5-O-β-D-glycopyranoside (VER), Isoimperatorin (ISO), kaempferol-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (KAM), and echinophorin B (ECH). For this study, we used MTT reduction assay for detection of protective effects of isolated compounds on CIS-induced cytotoxicity in PC12 cells...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801166/nuclear-factor-erythroid-derived-2-like-2-nrf2-drug-discovery-biochemical-toolbox-to-develop-nrf2-activators-by-reversible-binding-of-kelch-like-ech-associated-protein-1-keap1
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REVIEW
Alberto Bresciani, Antonino Missineo, Mariana Gallo, Mauro Cerretani, Paola Fezzardi, Licia Tomei, Daniel Oscar Cicero, Sergio Altamura, Alessia Santoprete, Raffaele Ingenito, Elisabetta Bianchi, Robert Pacifici, Celia Dominguez, Ignacio Munoz-Sanjuan, Steven Harper, Leticia Toledo-Sherman, Larry C Park
Mechanisms that activate innate antioxidant responses, as a way to mitigate oxidative stress at the site of action, hold much therapeutic potential in diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease, where the use of antioxidants as monotherapy has not yielded positive results. The nuclear factor NRF2 is a transcription factor whose activity upregulates the expression of cell detoxifying enzymes in response to oxidative stress. NRF2 levels are modulated by KEAP1, a sensor of oxidative stress...
August 8, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796484/superhydrophobic-superoleophilic-and-reinforced-ethyl-cellulose-sponges-for-oil-water-separation-synergistic-strategies-of-cross-linking-carbon-nanotube-composite-and-nanosilica-modification
#3
Yeqiang Lu, Weizhong Yuan
Superhydrophobic/superoleophilic and reinforced ethyl cellulose (SEC) sponges were prepared by cross-linking EC with epichlorohydrin (ECH) and complexing with silanized carbon nanotubes (Si-CNTs) followed by coating nanosilica on the surface of porous sponges and subsequent modification with hexadecyltrimethoxysilane (HDTMS). These synergistic strategies endowed the SEC sponges with the superhydrophobic/superoleophilic properties (θwater=158.2°, θoil=0°, sliding angle=3°) and outstanding mechanical properties (could bear the pressure of 28...
August 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796243/exogenous-h2s-facilitating-ubiquitin-aggregates-clearance-via-autophagy-attenuates-type-2-diabetes-induced-cardiomyopathy
#4
Jichao Wu, Zhiliang Tian, Yu Sun, Cuicui Lu, Ning Liu, Zhaopeng Gao, Linxue Zhang, Shiyun Dong, Fan Yang, Xin Zhong, Changqing Xu, Fanghao Lu, Weihua Zhang
Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a serious complication of diabetes. Hydrogen sulphide (H2S), a newly found gaseous signalling molecule, has an important role in many regulatory functions. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of exogenous H2S on autophagy and its possible mechanism in DCM induced by type II diabetes (T2DCM). In this study, we found that sodium hydrosulphide (NaHS) attenuated the augment in left ventricular (LV) mass and increased LV volume, decreased reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and ameliorated H2S production in the hearts of db/db mice...
August 10, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783600/selenium-antagonizes-cadmium-induced-apoptosis-in-chicken-spleen-but-not-involving-nrf2-regulated-antioxidant-response
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Menghao Chen, Xiaojing Li, Ruifeng Fan, Changyu Cao, Haidong Yao, Shiwen Xu
The nuclear transcription factor NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) binds to antioxidant response elements (AREs) and is involved in the regulation of genes participated in defending cells against oxidative damage, which have been confirmed in animal models. Selenium (Se), known as an important element in the regulation of antioxidant activity, can antagonize Cadmium (Cd) toxicity in birds. However, the role of Nrf2 in selenium-cadmium interaction has not been reported in birds. To further explore the mechanism of selenium attenuating spleen toxicity induced by cadmium in chickens, cadmium chloride (CdCl2, 150mg/kg) and sodium selenite (Na2SeO3, 2mg/kg) were co-administrated or individually administered in the diet of chickens for 90 days...
August 4, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773041/ultrasonic-measurements-on-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-hydroxyapatite-composites-for-potential-water-depollution
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Daniela Predoi, Mihai Valentin Predoi, Simona Liliana Iconaru, Moncef Ech Cherif El Kettani, Damien Leduc, Alina Mihaela Prodan
This paper presents structural, morphological and preliminary ultrasonic characterizations of the β-Cyclodextrin/hydroxyapatite (CD-HAp) composites synthesized by an adapted co-precipitation method. The structural and morphological properties were evaluated by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX). The specific surface area, pore size and pore volume were determined using the methods of Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) and Barrett-Joyner-Halenda (BJH), respectively. The novelty of our study consists in preliminary ultrasonic measurements conducted on CD-HAp composite, uniformly dispersed in distilled water...
June 21, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767194/echinacoside-s-nigrostriatal-dopaminergic-protection-against-6-ohda-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-through-reducing-the-accumulation-of-seipin
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Yajie Zhang, Hongyan Long, Fuqiong Zhou, Weina Zhu, Jie Ruan, Yang Zhao, Yan Lu
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases. Recent epidemiological studies suggest that echinacoside (ECH), a phenylethanoid glycoside found in Cistanche deserticola, has a protective effect against the development of PD. However, the detailed mechanisms of how ECH suppresses neuronal death have not been fully elucidated. In this study, we confirmed that ECH protects nigrostriatal neurons against 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) in vivo and in vitro...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760781/mir-432-induces-nrf2-stabilization-by-directly-targeting-keap1
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Burak Akdemir, Yasuaki Nakajima, Johji Inazawa, Jun Inoue
NF-E2-related factor 2 (NRF2) is a master transcriptional regulator that integrates cellular stress responses and is negatively regulated by Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (KEAP1) at the post-translational level. In human cancers, aberrantly stabilized NRF2, by the mutation of either NRF2 or KEAP1 or by the potential inhibition of autophagy, plays a vital role in tumor growth and chemoresistance through the activation of target genes. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous small noncoding RNAs that can negatively regulate gene expression by interfering with translation and/or stability of target transcripts...
July 31, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739409/fabrication-of-au-iii-ion-imprinted-polymer-based-on-thiol-modified-chitosan
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M Monier, D A Abdel-Latif
Au(III) ions were selectively extracted from aqueous media using Au(III) ion-imprinted bio-adsorbent based on modified chitosan (Au-CMB). First, 2-mercaptobenzaldehyde-chitosan Schiff base was prepared and interacted with Au(III) ions. The obtained polymeric Au(III) complex was then cross-linked by epichlorohydrin (ECH) before leaching the template Au(III) ions out of the cross-linked matrix. During the synthetic procedures, the obtained chitosan derivatives were characterized by Elemental analysis, FTIR and NMR spectra...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732803/-7-s-hydroxymatairesinol-protects-against-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-mediated-inflammation-response-in-endothelial-cells-by-blocking-the-mapk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-activating-nrf2-ho-1
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Di Yang, Chen-Xi Xiao, Zheng-Hua Su, Meng-Wei Huang, Ming Qin, Wei-Jun Wu, Wan-Wan Jia, Yi-Zhun Zhu, Jin-Feng Hu, Xin-Hua Liu
BACKGROUND: Endothelial inflammation is an increasingly prevalent condition in the pathogenesis of many cardiovascular diseases. (-)-7(S)-hydroxymatairesinol (7-HMR), a naturally occurring plant lignan, possesses both antioxidant and anti-cancer properties and therefore would be a good strategy to suppress tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-mediated inflammation in vascular endothelial cells (VECs). PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to evaluate for its anti-inflammatory effect on TNF-α-stimulated VECs and underling mechanisms...
August 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722304/nrf2-as-a-target-for-prevention-of-age-related-and-diabetic-cataracts-by-against-oxidative-stress
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REVIEW
Xiu-Fen Liu, Ji-Long Hao, Tian Xie, Tayyab Hamid Malik, Cheng-Bo Lu, Cong Liu, Chang Shu, Cheng-Wei Lu, Dan-Dan Zhou
Cataract is one of the most important causes of blindness worldwide, with age-related cataract being the most common one. Agents preventing cataract formation are urgently required. Substantial evidences point out aggravated oxidative stress as a vital factor for cataract formation. Nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2)/Kelch-like erythroid-cell-derived protein with CNC homology (ECH)-associated protein 1 (Keap1) system is considered as one of the main cellular defense mechanisms against oxidative stresses...
July 19, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698127/dietary-protein-levels-regulated-antibacterial-activity-inflammatory-response-and-structural-integrity-in-the-head-kidney-spleen-and-skin-of-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella-after-challenged-with-aeromonas-hydrophila
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Wei-Dan Jiang, Jing Xu, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Pei Wu, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Lin Feng
This study investigated the effects of dietary protein levels on disease resistance, immune function and structural integrity in the head kidney, spleen and skin of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). A total of 540 grass carp (264.11 ± 0.76 g) were fed six diets containing graded levels of protein (143.1, 176.7, 217.2, 257.5, 292.2 and 322.8 g digestible protein kg(-1) diet) for 8 weeks. After the growth trial, fish were challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila for 14 days. The results indicated that optimal levels of dietary protein: (1) (1) increased the lysozyme (LA) and acid phosphatase (ACP) activities and the complement 3 (C3) and C4 contents, up-regulated antimicrobial peptides, anti-inflammatory cytokines, inhibitor of κBα, target of rapamycin and ribosomal protein S6 kinases 1 mRNA levels, whereas down-regulated pro-inflammatory cytokines, nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) P65, IKKβ, IKKγ, eIF4E-binding proteins (4E-BP) 1 and 4E-BP2 mRNA levels in the head kidney, spleen and skin of grass carp (P < 0...
July 8, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694839/gene-expression-profiling-of-whole-blood-cells-supports-a-more-efficient-mitochondrial-respiration-in-hypoxia-challenged-gilthead-sea-bream-sparus-aurata
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Juan Antonio Martos-Sitcha, Azucena Bermejo-Nogales, Josep Alvar Calduch-Giner, Jaume Pérez-Sánchez
BACKGROUND: Acclimation to abiotic challenges, including decreases in O2 availability, requires physiological and anatomical phenotyping to accommodate the organism to the environmental conditions. The retention of a nucleus and functional mitochondria in mature fish red blood cells makes blood a promising tissue to analyse the transcriptome and metabolic responses of hypoxia-challenged fish in an integrative and non-invasive manner. METHODS: Juvenile gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) were reared at 20-21 °C under normoxic conditions (> 85% O2 saturation) followed by exposure to a gradual decrease in water O2 concentration to 3...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690762/sestrin2-as-a-novel-biomarker-and-therapeutic-target-for-various-diseases
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REVIEW
Mazhar Pasha, Ali H Eid, Assaad A Eid, Yves Gorin, Shankar Munusamy
Sestrin2 (SESN2), a highly conserved stress-inducible metabolic protein, is known to repress reactive oxygen species (ROS) and provide cytoprotection against various noxious stimuli including genotoxic and oxidative stress, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, and hypoxia. Studies demonstrate that the upregulation of Sestrin2 under conditions of oxidative stress augments autophagy-directed degradation of Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (Keap1), which targets and breaks down nuclear erythroid-related factor 2 (Nrf2), a key regulator of various antioxidant genes...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684421/pharmacological-stimulation-of-nuclear-factor-erythroid-derived-2-like-2-translation-activates-antioxidant-responses
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Oscar Perez-Leal, Carlos Alberto Barrero, Salim Merali
Nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) is the master regulator of the antioxidant response, and its function is tightly regulated at the transcriptional, translational, and post- translational levels. It is well known that Nrf2 is regulated at the protein level by proteasomal degradation via Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (Keap1), but how Nrf2 is regulated at the translational level is less clear. Here, we show that pharmacological stimulation increases Nrf2 levels by overcoming basal translational repression...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679254/effects-of-the-interface-roughness-in-metal-adhesive-metal-structure-on-the-propagation-of-shear-horizontal-waves
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Mounsif Ech Cherif El Kettani, Damien Leduc, Catherine Potel, Michel Bruneau, Ludovic Foze, Mihai Predoi
The influence of the interface roughness in a three-layer metal-adhesive-metal structure on the propagation of shear horizontal waves and more particularly on the transmission coefficient versus the frequency is studied in the particular case of a periodic grating of triangular grooves. For given phonon frequencies, the interaction of an incident shear horizontal mode with the periodical grating gives rise to a retro-converted mode. A numerical finite element simulation permits us to predict the existence of the phonon mode in the three-layer structure and to obtain the evolution of the transmission coefficient around the phonon frequency...
June 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669677/detection-of-blavim-7-in-an-extensively-drug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolate-belonging-to-st1284-in-brazil
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Suelen Balero de Paula, Rodrigo Cayô, Ana Paula Streling, Carolina Silva Nodari, Adriana Pereira Matos, Marcia Regina Eches Perugini, Ana Cristina Gales, Floristher Elaine Carrara-Marroni, Sueli F Yamada-Ogatta
We described for the first time an extensively drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolate belonging to ST1284 carrying a plasmid-mediated blaVIM-7 in Brazil. The blaVIM-7 was harbored by an integron that also carried aacA4 and blaOXA-46. Multiple virulence factors were also detected.
June 17, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660797/evaluating-cultural-competence-of-pediatric-oncology-nurses-at-a-teaching-hospital-a-pilot-study
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Ijeoma Julie Eche, Teri Aronowitz
This cross-sectional descriptive study evaluated registered nurses' self-ratings of cultural competence on the hematology/oncology unit at a large Northeastern urban children's hospital. The Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competence among Healthcare Professionals was used to measure 5 constructs of cultural competence. The study findings show that there were significant correlations between the knowledge and skill subscales (ρ = .57, P < .001) and the knowledge and desire subscales (ρ = ...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659629/engineering-biodegradable-and-biocompatible-bio-ionic-liquid-conjugated-hydrogels-with-tunable-conductivity-and-mechanical-properties
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Iman Noshadi, Brian W Walker, Roberto Portillo-Lara, Ehsan Shirzaei Sani, Nayara Gomes, Mohammad Reza Aziziyan, Nasim Annabi
Conventional methods to engineer electroconductive hydrogels (ECHs) through the incorporation of conductive nanomaterials and polymers exhibit major technical limitations. These are mainly associated with the cytotoxicity, as well as poor solubility, processability, and biodegradability of their components. Here, we describe the engineering of a new class of ECHs through the functionalization of non-conductive polymers with a conductive choline-based bio-ionic liquid (Bio-IL). Bio-IL conjugated hydrogels exhibited a wide range of highly tunable physical properties, remarkable in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility, and high electrical conductivity without the need for additional conductive components...
June 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656391/antioxidant-activity-of-whole-grain-highland-hull-less-barley-and-its-effect-on-liver-protein-expression-profiles-in-rats-fed-with-high-fat-diets
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Xuejuan Xia, Guannan Li, Yuxiao Xing, Yongbo Ding, Tingyuan Ren, Jianquan Kan
PURPOSE: Whole grain exhibits potential for regulating lipid levels, possibly because of its antioxidant activity. This study aims to investigate the antioxidant activity of whole grain highland hull-less barley (WHLB) and its effect on liver protein expression profiles in rats fed with high-fat diets. METHODS: Antioxidant activity of WHLB was investigated in vitro by analyzing phenolic and pentosan contents and oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC). Proteins involved in lipid regulation were investigated in vivo by analyzing liver protein expression profiles in Sprague-Dawley rats fed with high-fat diet (HFD) with or without WHLB...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
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