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Hong-jin Li et al.
European journal of dermatology : EJD, 22(5), 614-621 (2012-08-04)
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) is a highly polymodal TRP channel activated by various stimuli, including capsaicin, heat and acids. TRPV1 expression can be detected widely but is highest in sensory neurons and its activation alerts the body to
Md Meraj Ansari et al.
Chemico-biological interactions, 238, 55-65 (2015-06-14)
The precise cause of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis remains uncertain. Collagen induced arthritis (CIA) in animals is the most commonly used model of human rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Exposure of humans and animals to toxic metals is widespread. Cadmium
Yannick R Brunet et al.
Infection and immunity, 83(7), 2738-2750 (2015-04-29)
The secretion of bacterial toxin proteins is achieved by dedicated machineries called secretion systems. The type VI secretion system (T6SS) is a widespread versatile machine used for the delivery of protein toxins to both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. In Salmonella
M I Dinner et al.
Clinics in plastic surgery, 25(1), 53-62 (1998-03-21)
Despite escalating interest in laser resurfacing techniques, chemical peel procedures remain an integral part of the armamentarium for resurfacing aging, sun-damaged, and diseased skin. Like other chemicals, the advantage of the technique of tricholoracetic (TCA) acid application is that the
Sambrook, J., et al.
Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual, E-E (1989)
Niina Tani et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 22(23), 6655-6664 (2014-12-03)
Inhibition of CYP2A6-mediated nicotine metabolism can reduce cigarette smoking. We sought potent and selective CYP2A6 inhibitors to be used as leads for drugs useful in smoking reduction therapy, by evaluating CYP2A6 inhibitory effect of novel formyl, alkyl amine or carbonitrile
Benjamin Ziehr et al.
Proteomics, 15(12), 1983-1994 (2015-04-22)
Viruses rely on the host translation machinery for the synthesis of viral proteins. Human cells have evolved sensors that recognize viral RNAs and inhibit mRNA translation in order to limit virus replication. Understanding how viruses manipulate the host translation machinery
Weerapon Sangartit et al.
PloS one, 9(12), e114908-e114908 (2014-12-17)
Cadmium (Cd) is a nonessential heavy metal, causing oxidative damage to various tissues and associated with hypertension. Tetrahydrocurcumin (THU), a major metabolite of curcumin, has been demonstrated to be an antioxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-hypertensive and anti-inflammatory agent. In this study, we
Eruptive keratoacanthomas after Jessners and trichloroacetic acid peel for actinic keratosis.
Brooke Mohr et al.
Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.], 39(2), 331-333 (2012-11-06)
Y Kostova et al.
Cancer gene therapy, 22(1), 30-43 (2014-12-17)
We investigated the novel recombinant oncolytic adenovirus Ad-delo-sr39TK-RGD, armed with a mutant herpes simplex virus type 1 thymidine kinase (HSV1-sr39TK) as a suicide gene, and explored its antitumor efficacy in combination with HSV1-sr39TK/ganciclovir (GCV) gene therapy and temozolomide (TMZ). Ad-delo-sr39TK-RGD
William Y Boadi et al.
Journal of dietary supplements, 11(3), 272-287 (2014-07-16)
Protein-bound carbonyls have been shown to increase with age as well as in numerous diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, adult respiratory syndrome pulmonary fibrosis, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's just to mention a few. The effects of the flavonoids quercetin and
Eileen M Bauer et al.
Molecular medicine (Cambridge, Mass.), 18, 1509-1518 (2012-12-28)
Survival rates for patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) remain low, and our understanding of the mechanisms involved are incomplete. Here we show in a mouse model of chronic hypoxia (CH)-induced PH that the nuclear protein and damage-associate molecular pattern molecule
Han Yao et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 117, 232-239 (2015-09-18)
L-asparaginase is an effective anti-tumor agent for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This work presents the development of an activity determination of L-ASNase preparations for pharmaceutical quality control purposes, in accordance with analytical Quality by Design principles. Critical method attributes, the absorbance
M W H J Demmers et al.
Clinical and experimental immunology, 179(3), 509-519 (2014-10-15)
Renal tubular epithelial cells (TECs) are one of the main targets of alloreactive T cells during acute rejection. We hypothesize that TECs modulate the outcome of alloimmunity by executing immunosuppressive effects in order to dampen the local inflammation. We studied
Yiyun Cao et al.
Neuroscience letters, 587, 51-56 (2014-12-20)
The underlying mechanism of isoflurane-induced cognitive dysfunction in older individuals is unknown. In this study, the effects of isoflurane exposure on the hippocampal blood-brain barrier (BBB) in aged rats were investigated because it was previously shown that BBB disruption involves
Ki-Hong Jung et al.
Molecular plant, 8(2), 276-289 (2015-01-28)
Genes that are expressed ubiquitously throughout all developmental stages are thought to be necessary for basic biological or cellular functions. Therefore, determining their biological roles is a great challenge. We identified 4034 of these genes in rice after studying the
Huali Zhang et al.
FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 26(4), 1442-1451 (2011-12-29)
To investigate the effects of the predominant nonprotein thiol, glutathione (GSH), on redox homeostasis, we employed complementary pharmacological and genetic strategies to determine the consequences of both loss- and gain-of-function GSH content in vitro. We monitored the redox events in
Jianbo Sun et al.
Journal of ethnopharmacology, 159, 296-300 (2014-07-06)
Dictamnus angustifolius (Rutaceae) has been used as an alternative for folk medicine, Dictamnus dasycarpus in the treatment of rheumatism, bleeding, itching, jaundice, chronic hepatitis, and skin diseases in Xinjiang Province of China. The aim of this study was to evaluate
Amitava Khan et al.
Indian journal of experimental biology, 52(10), 952-964 (2014-10-28)
In vitro assessment showed that H. rhamnoides (HrLE) extract possessed free radical scavenging activities and can protect gamma (gamma) radiation induced supercoiled DNA damage. For in vivo study, Swiss albino mice were administered with HrLE (30 mg/kg body weight) for
Nikolai Engedal et al.
Autophagy, 9(10), 1475-1490 (2013-08-24)
Cellular stress responses often involve elevation of cytosolic calcium levels, and this has been suggested to stimulate autophagy. Here, however, we demonstrated that agents that alter intracellular calcium ion homeostasis and induce ER stress-the calcium ionophore A23187 and the sarco/endoplasmic
Yanmang Cui et al.
Chemico-biological interactions, 220, 75-83 (2014-06-29)
The study was to characterize the polyphenolic composition, antioxidant properties, and hepatoprotective effects of a polyphenols-enriched extract (HMTP) from Huangshan Maofeng green tea. HPLC analysis showed that three predominantly polyphenolic compounds present in HMTP were epigallocatechin (271.2 μg/mg extract), rutin
Lise Fismen et al.
Analytical biochemistry, 430(2), 163-170 (2012-09-04)
A simple and rapid liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)-based method was developed for the quantification of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4), dihydrobiopterin (BH2), and biopterin (B) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Freshly prepared cell samples were treated with a mixture consisting
Yoshinori Ohkura et al.
Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology, 65(5), 500-507 (2015-01-31)
S-equol is known as an estrogenic substance, but its ability to restore vascular endothelial function is unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of S-equol on endothelial function and intimal thickening under isoflavone- and estrogen-deficient circumstances.
Tahra M Leheta et al.
The Journal of dermatological treatment, 25(2), 137-141 (2012-05-30)
There have been no well-controlled studies evaluating the efficacy of combining 1540 nm nonablative fractional laser with percutaneous collagen induction (PCI) and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) 20% in the treatment of atrophic acne scars. We hypothesized that combined alternating sessions of
A McCulloch
Chemosphere, 47(7), 667-686 (2002-06-25)
Suppositions that the trichloroacetic acid (TCA, CCl3C(O)OH) found in nature was a consequence solely of the use of chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents prompted this critical review of the literature on its environmental fluxes and occurrences. TCA is widely distributed in forest
Tian Wang et al.
Toxicology mechanisms and methods, 24(8), 560-566 (2014-08-20)
Escin, a natural mixture of triterpenoid saponin isolated from the seed of the horse chestnut, is reported to have a potent antiulcer activity against ethanol-induced gastric mucosal lesions. This study investigated the possible mechanisms underlying the gastroprotective effect of escin
Mohammad Parwez Ahmad et al.
Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 28(2), 509-513 (2015-03-03)
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced oxidative stress and impairment of normal physiological function generally categorized by increased anxiety and reduced mobility. Therefore, the present study was to find out the effect Methanolic extract of Asparagus racemosus (MEAR ) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced oxidative
Chamila Nimalaratne et al.
Food chemistry, 194, 111-116 (2015-10-17)
The aromatic amino acids and carotenoids are the major contributors to the antioxidant properties of egg yolk. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of simulated retail storage and domestic cooking on the antioxidant activity as well as on the
Haji Bahadar et al.
Environmental toxicology and pharmacology, 39(3), 1161-1169 (2015-05-04)
Benzene (C6H6) is an organic compound used in petrochemicals and numerous other industries. It is abundantly released to our environment as a chemical pollutant causing widespread human exposure. This study mainly focused on benzene induced toxicity on rat pancreatic islets
Budbazar Enkhjargal et al.
Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism : official journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 37(7), 2555-2566 (2016-09-28)
In this study, we investigated the role of vitamin D3 (VitD3) on endogenous osteopontin (OPN), a neuroprotective glycoprotein, after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The endovascular perforation SAH model in Sprague-Dawley rats was used to study the effect of intranasal VitD3 (30 ng/kg)
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