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Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) ; 68(1): 46-57, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31902901

RESUMO

Over the past decade, a number of new 1,4-naphthoquinones have been isolated from natural sources and new 1,4-naphthoquinones with diverse structural features have been synthesized. Cardioprotective, anti-ischemic, hepatoprotective, neuroprotective and some other new properties were found for these compounds; their role in protecting against neurodegenerative diseases has been established. Their anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antitumor activities have been studied in more detail; new, previously unknown intracellular molecular targets and mechanisms of action have been discovered. Some compounds of this class are already being used as a medicinal drugs and some substances can be used as biochemical tools and probes for non-invasive detection of pathological areas in cells and tissues in myocardial infarction and neurodegenerative diseases using modern molecular imaging techniques.


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Anti-Infecciosos/química , Anti-Inflamatórios/química , Naftoquinonas/química , Substâncias Protetoras/química , Anti-Infecciosos/farmacologia , Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Citocinas/metabolismo , Humanos , Leucócitos Mononucleares/citologia , Leucócitos Mononucleares/efeitos dos fármacos , Leucócitos Mononucleares/metabolismo , Naftoquinonas/farmacologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Trypanosoma/efeitos dos fármacos
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Chemosphere ; 238: 124647, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31466007

RESUMO

Ground water arsenic contamination is a global menace. Since arsenic may affect the immune system, leading to immunesuppression, we investigated the effects of acute arsenic exposure on the thymus and spleen using Swiss albino mice, exposed to 5 ppm, 15 ppm and 300 ppm of sodium arsenite for 7 d. Effects on cytokine balance and cell survivability were subsequently analyzed. Our data showed that arsenic treatment induced debilitating alterations in the tissue architecture of thymus and spleen. A dose-dependent decrease in the ratio of CD4+-CD8+ T-cells was observed along with a pro-inflammatory response and redox imbalance. In addition, pioneering evidences established the ability of arsenic to induce an up regulation of Hsp90, eventually resulting in stabilization of its client protein Beclin-1, an important autophagy-initiating factor. This association initiated the autophagic process, confirmed by co-immunoprecipitation assay, acridine orange staining and Western blot, indicating the effort of cells trying to survive at lower doses. However, increased arsenic assault led to apoptotic cell death in the lymphoid organs, possibly by increased ROS generation. There are several instances of autophagy and apoptosis taking place either simultaneously or sequentially due to oxidative stress. Since arsenic is a potent environmental stress factor, exposure to arsenic led to a dose-dependent increase in both autophagy and apoptosis in the thymus and spleen, and cell death could therefore possibly be induced by autophagy. Therefore, exposure to arsenic leads to serious effects on the immune physiology in mice, which may further have dire consequences on the health of exposed animals.


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Arsênico/farmacologia , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína Beclina-1/metabolismo , Proteínas de Choque Térmico HSP90/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Arsenitos/farmacologia , Relação CD4-CD8 , Inflamação/induzido quimicamente , Camundongos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Compostos de Sódio/farmacologia , Baço/efeitos dos fármacos , Baço/patologia , Timo/efeitos dos fármacos , Timo/patologia
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Chemosphere ; 240: 124746, 2020 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31568946

RESUMO

The skin is one of the main organs exposed to airborne particulate matter (PM), which may contain various pollutants linked to a wide range of adverse health endpoints. In the present work, we analyzed the proinflammatory and oxidative effects of some PM components leading to inflammatory responses, cell proliferation or cell death. We investigated four redox-active chemicals, such as Cu (II) metal and quinones generated from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), i.e., 9,10 phenanthrenequinone and isomers 1,2 and 1,4 naphthoquinone. We performed in vitro biological tests on human keratinocyte (HaCaT) cells and also acellular assays based on the oxidation of dithiothreitol and ascorbic acid, antioxidants to assess the oxidative potential (OP). We found that treated keratinocytes showed increased activation of the redox-sensitive transcription factor NFκB and increased transcript levels of the NFκB-dependent gene IL8. Moreover, the treatment with Cu(II) and quinones increased the activities and the expression of genes involved in the redox response, SOD1 and GPX, suggesting that PM components induced cellular damage due to redox imbalances. Finally, we found alteration of the mitochondrial ultrastructure and increased apoptosis after 24 h of treatment. The results presented suggest that all of the analyzed pollutant components are able to modulate similar signal transduction pathways, resulting in activation of inflammatory processes in the skin, followed by oxidative damage. Altogether these observations indicate that exposure of skin to air pollutants modifies the redox equilibrium of keratinocytes, which could explain the increased skin damage observed in populations that live in high-pollution cities.


Assuntos
Poluentes Atmosféricos/toxicidade , Queratinócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/fisiologia , Material Particulado/toxicidade , Poluentes Atmosféricos/análise , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Humanos , Metais/análise , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Oxirredução , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Material Particulado/análise , Hidrocarbonetos Policíclicos Aromáticos/análise , Quinonas/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Pele/efeitos dos fármacos
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Chemosphere ; 238: 124562, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31442774

RESUMO

Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPION) have been widely studied for different biomedical and environmental applications. In this study we evaluated the toxicity and potential alterations of relevant physiological parameters caused to the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (C. reinhardtii) upon exposure to SPION. The results showed dose-dependent toxicity. A mechanistic study combining flow cytometry and physiological endpoints showed a toxic response consisting of a decrease in metabolic activity, increased oxidative stress and alterations in the mitochondrial membrane potential. Additionally, and due to the light absorption of SPION suspensions, we observed a significant shading effect, causing a marked decrease in photosynthetic activity. In this work, we demonstrated for the first time, the internalization of SPION by endocytosis in C. reinhardtii. These results demonstrated that SPION pose a potential risk for the environment if not managed properly.


Assuntos
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/toxicidade , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Microalgas/efeitos dos fármacos , Fotossíntese/efeitos dos fármacos , Endocitose/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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Chemosphere ; 238: 124681, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31524618

RESUMO

Excess amount of cadmium (Cd) in arable soils and shortage of good quality water are the major abiotic factors affecting the crop yield which needs immediate solution to feed the increasing population worldwide. Recently, nanoparticles (NPs) are widely used in various industries including agriculture which is due to the unique properties of NPs. Among NPs, iron (Fe) NPs might be used to alleviate the abiotic stresses in crops but limited informations are available in the literature about the role of Fe-NPs in crops under metal stress. The present study was designed to highlight the efficiency of Fe-NPs on Cd accumulation in Cd and drought-stressed wheat. Wheat plants were grown in Cd-contaminated soil after the supply of different levels of Fe-NPs and two water regimes were introduced in the soil in latter growth stages of the plants. Cadmium and drought stress negatively affected the wheat photosynthesis, yield and caused oxidative stress in leaves with excess accumulation of Cd in grains and other plant tissues. The NPs improved the photosynthesis, yield, Fe concentrations and diminished the Cd concentrations in tissues. The NPs alleviated the oxidative stress in leaves and the efficiency depends on the NPs concentrations applied in the soil. The results obtained indicated that Fe-NPs may be employed aiming to get wheat grains with excess Fe and decreased Cd contents. However, field investigations with various sizes, shapes and levels of NPs are needed before final recommendations to the farmers.


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Cádmio/análise , Secas , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Poluentes do Solo/análise , Triticum/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Produção Agrícola , Compostos Férricos/farmacologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Fotossíntese/efeitos dos fármacos , Folhas de Planta/química , Solo/química
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Chemosphere ; 238: 124588, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31545210

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Few works have addressed the effects provoked by the exposure to cadmium containing nanoparticles (NPs) on adult zebrafish (Danio rerio). We studied the effects of CdS NPs (5 nm) or ionic cadmium (10 µg Cd/L) after 3 and 21 d of exposure and at 6 months post-exposure (mpe). Acute toxicity was recorded after exposure to both forms of cadmium. Significant cadmium accumulation was measured in the whole fish after both treatments and autometallography showed a higher accumulation of metal in the intestine than that in the liver. Histopathological alterations, such as inflammation in gills and vacuolization in the liver, were detected after the exposure to both cadmium forms and, in a lower extent, at 6 mpe. X-ray analysis proved the presence of CdS NPs in these organs. The hepatic transcriptome analysis revealed that gene ontology terms such as "immune response" or "actin binding" were over-represented after 21 d of exposure to ionic cadmium respect to CdS NPs treatment. Exposure to CdS NPs caused a significant effect on pathways involved in the immune response and oxidative stress, while the exposure to ionic cadmium affected significantly pathways involved in DNA damage and repair and in the energetic metabolism. Oxidative damage to liver proteins was detected after the exposure to ionic cadmium, while a stronger destabilization of the hepatocyte lysosomal membrane was recorded under exposure to CdS NPs. In summary, although ionic cadmium provoked stronger effects than CdS NPs, both cadmium forms exerted an array of lethal and sublethal effects to zebrafish.


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Bioacumulação/fisiologia , Compostos de Cádmio/toxicidade , Cádmio/toxicidade , Sulfetos/toxicidade , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Peixe-Zebra/metabolismo , Animais , Dano ao DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Reparo do DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Metabolismo Energético/efeitos dos fármacos , Brânquias/metabolismo , Nanopartículas Metálicas/toxicidade , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos
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Chemosphere ; 238: 124753, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31545217

RESUMO

Boscalid is a widely used fungicide in agriculture and has been frequently detected in both environments and agricultural products. However, evidence on the neurotoxic effect of boscalid is scarce. In this study, zebrafish served as an animal model to investigate the toxic effects and mechanisms of boscalid on aquatic vertebrates or higher animals. And we unravelled that boscalid induced developmental defects associated with oxidative stress. Developmental defects, including head deformity, hypopigmentation, decreased number of newborn neurons, structural defects around the ventricle, enlarged intercellular space in the brain, and nuclear concentration, were observed in zebrafish embryos after boscalid exposure at 48 hpf. Interestingly, we found that boscalid might directly induce oxidative stress and alter the activity of ATPase, which in turn disrupted the expression of genes involved in neurodevelopment and transmitter-transmitting signalings and melanocyte differentiation and melanin synthesis signalings. Ultimately, the differentiation of nerve cells and melanocytes were both impacted and the synthesis of melanin was inhibited, leading to morphological abnormalities. Additionally, exposure to boscalid led to less and imbalance motion and altered tendency of locomotor in larval fish. Collectively, our results provide new evidences for a comprehensive assessment of its toxicity and a warning for its residues in environment and agricultural products.


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Compostos de Bifenilo/toxicidade , Fungicidas Industriais/toxicidade , Larva/efeitos dos fármacos , Niacinamida/análogos & derivados , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Peixe-Zebra/embriologia , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Embrião não Mamífero/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Melaninas/biossíntese , Melanócitos/citologia , Neurônios/citologia , Síndromes Neurotóxicas/patologia , Niacinamida/toxicidade , Peixe-Zebra/metabolismo
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Biosci Biotechnol Biochem ; 84(1): 134-142, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31490096

RESUMO

Plumbagin (PLB), an alkaloid obtained from the roots of the plants of Plumbago genus, is an inhibitor of NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX4). This study aimed to investigate the beneficial effect of PLB against oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGDR)-induced neuroinjury in human SH-SY5Y neuronal cultures. Our results showed that OGD/R stimulated NOX4 protein expression and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in SH-SY5Y cells, whereas increased 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE) and malondialdehyde (MDA) production, resulting in the activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome. And PLB pretreatment reduced the ROS production by regulating the expression of NOX4 and downregulated NF-κB signaling which was induced by OGDR. Furthermore, PLB inhibited OGDR induced NLRP3 inflammasome activation but not PARP1. Overall, PLB improved OGDR induced neuroinjury by inhibiting NOX4-derived ROS-activated NLRP3 inflammasome.


Assuntos
Hipóxia Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Glucose/deficiência , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , NADPH Oxidase 4/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/antagonistas & inibidores , Naftoquinonas/farmacologia , Neurônios/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Isquemia Encefálica/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , NF-kappa B/antagonistas & inibidores , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Raízes de Plantas/química , Plumbaginaceae/química
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Chemosphere ; 239: 124668, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31494325

RESUMO

Nitrite is one of major environmental pollutants that can impact immunological parameters in aquatic organisms. In the present study, we investigated the effects of nitrite exposure on oxidative stress, DNA damage and apoptosis in mud crab (Scylla paramamosain). Mud crab were exposed to 0, 5, 10 and 15 mg L-1 nitrite for 72 h. These data showed that acid phosphatase (ACP) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity significantly decreased in treatments with various concentrations of nitrite (5, 10 and 15 mg L-1) after 24 and 48 h, while the levels of nitric oxide (NO) significantly increased in these treatments. Nitrite exposure could suppress superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) activity, and increase the formation of malondialdehyde (MDA) after 48 and 72 h of exposure. In addition, nitrite exposure decreased total haemocyte counts after 48 and 72 h of exposure. Cytological damage, DNA damage and apoptosis was observed obviously at 72 h after nitrite exposure. Moreover, nitrite exposure significantly induced the mRNA levels of phosphorylated Jun N-terminal kinases (JNK), and eventually activated p53 signaling and caspase-3. These results indicated that nitrite exposure could induce oxidative stress, which further caused DNA damage and apoptosis in mud crab. Our results will be helpful to understand the mechanism of nitrite toxicity on crustaceans.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Braquiúros/efeitos dos fármacos , Dano ao DNA/genética , Nitritos/toxicidade , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Fosfatase Ácida/metabolismo , Fosfatase Alcalina/metabolismo , Animais , Braquiúros/genética , Catalase/metabolismo , Hemócitos , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Chemosphere ; 238: 124602, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31545211

RESUMO

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been known to exhibit neurotoxicity in rats; however, the underlying mechanism remains unknown and there is no available intervention. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of oxidative and nitrosative stress in the neurotoxicity in the cerebral cortex and primary neurons in rats following the BDE-153 treatment. Compared to the untreated group, BDE-153 treatment significantly induced the neurotoxic effects in rats, as manifested by the increased lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activities and cell apoptosis rates, and the decreased neurotrophic factor contents and cholinergic enzyme activities in rats' cerebral cortices and primary neurons. When compared to the untreated group, the oxidative and nitrosative stress had occurred in the cerebral cortex or primary neurons in rats following the BDE-153 treatment, as manifested by the increments in levels of reactive oxygenspecies (ROS), malondialdehyde (MDA), nitric oxide (NO), and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) mRNA and protein expressions, along with the decline in levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, glutathione (GSH) content, and peroxiredoxin I (Prx I) and Prx II mRNA and protein expressions. In addition, the ROS scavenger N-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC) or NO scavenger NG-Nitro-l-arginine (L-NNA) significantly rescued the LDH leakage and cell survival, reversed the neurotrophin contents and cholinergic enzymes, mainly via regaining balance between oxidation/nitrosation and antioxidation. Overall, our findings suggested that oxidative and nitrosative stresses are involved in the neurotoxicity induced by BDE-153, and that the antioxidation is a potential targeted intervention.


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Córtex Cerebral/patologia , Éteres Difenil Halogenados/toxicidade , Síndromes Neurotóxicas/patologia , Estresse Nitrosativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Bifenil Polibromatos/toxicidade , Acetilcisteína/farmacologia , Animais , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Córtex Cerebral/efeitos dos fármacos , Glutationa/metabolismo , Éteres Difenil Halogenados/metabolismo , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Fatores de Crescimento Neural/metabolismo , Neurônios/efeitos dos fármacos , Neurotrofina 3/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo I/metabolismo , Estresse Nitrosativo/fisiologia , Estresse Oxidativo/fisiologia , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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J Sci Food Agric ; 100(1): 92-101, 2020 Jan 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31435952

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BACKGROUND: Oyster polypeptides have various biofunctions, such as anti-cancer and anti-oxidative stress, but whether it has the protective effects to primary ovarian failure (POF) remains poorly understand. To address this issue, daily gavage of oyster polypeptides was performed to investigate their protective effect, basing on d-galactose-induced POF model in C57BL/6 female mice. RESULTS: Oyster polypeptides restored the irregular estrous cycles and the abnormal serum follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH) and progesterone (P) levels as well as the decreased mRNA expression level of Amh that were induced by d-galactose. The follicle development of POF mice was improved by increasing the primordial follicle ratio and decreasing the atretic follicle number after oral administration of oyster polypeptides. Moreover, in the oyster polypeptides treated mice, the total superoxide dismutase (T-SOD) activity was significantly increased, while the malondialdehyde levels were significantly decreased. The mRNA expression levels of stress-related genes (SOD2, SIRT1 and FOXO3a) were remarkably up-regulated after d-galactose induction, but the up-regulation was weakened or disappeared by the gavage of oyster polypeptides. In addition, oyster polypeptides treatment also reduced the apoptosis of the ovarian granulosa cells and down-regulated the mRNA expression levels of apoptosis-related genes (p53 and Bad but not Bcl-2). CONCLUSION: This study reveals that oyster polypeptides may protect ovary against d-galactose-induced POF by their anti-oxidative stress activity to rescue d-galactose-induced ovarian oxidative damage and therefore to prevent ovarian cells apoptosis, thereby tipping the abnormality trigged by POF to get close to the normal levels. © 2019 Society of Chemical Industry.


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Ostreidae/química , Peptídeos/administração & dosagem , Insuficiência Ovariana Primária/tratamento farmacológico , Substâncias Protetoras/administração & dosagem , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Galactose/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Hormônio Luteinizante/metabolismo , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Folículo Ovariano/efeitos dos fármacos , Folículo Ovariano/metabolismo , Ovário/efeitos dos fármacos , Ovário/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Insuficiência Ovariana Primária/induzido quimicamente , Insuficiência Ovariana Primária/genética , Insuficiência Ovariana Primária/metabolismo , Progesterona/metabolismo , Sirtuína 1/genética , Sirtuína 1/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/genética , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Arch Insect Biochem Physiol ; 103(1): e21639, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31647582

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Carbon dioxide (CO2 ) exposure is a common method of anesthesia in studies of Drosophila melanogaster. A number of negative side effects of CO2 anesthesia have been reported. It is not clear whether the length of CO2 anesthesia time affects Drosophila survival in aging research. Here, we examined the potential effect of the CO2 anesthesia time length of 10-150 min. We found that long CO2 exposure could lead to Drosophila death, more significant in males. The longer the anesthesia time is, the longer it takes for flies to wake up. Long-time CO2 anesthesia can reduce the lifespan. Our stress tests showed that long-time CO2 anesthesia can increase the average survival time in both males and females under starvation conditions, but can only increase female lifespan under H2 O2 oxidative stress. Long-time CO2 anesthesia also significantly affects physiological traits, with spontaneous activity increased in females but decreased in males, and reduced female fecundity. Our study suggests that limiting the CO2 anesthesia time and giving enough recovery time before performing physiological tests are important in Drosophila aging research.


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Dióxido de Carbono/farmacologia , Drosophila melanogaster/efeitos dos fármacos , Envelhecimento , Anestesia , Animais , Dióxido de Carbono/toxicidade , Drosophila melanogaster/fisiologia , Feminino , Fertilidade/efeitos dos fármacos , Privação de Alimentos , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/toxicidade , Longevidade/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Fatores Sexuais , Fatores de Tempo
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Chemosphere ; 240: 124902, 2020 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31563721

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Eisenia fetida earthworm is an ecotoxicologically important test species to monitor various pollutants. However, there is a little knowledge about the effects of cadmium (Cd) on earthworms at the transcriptional level. Firstly, we exposed E. fetida to soils supplemented with different concentrations (10, 30, 60 mg/kg soil) of Cd. Moreover, we depicted the characterization of gene expressions with E. fetida using high-throughput profiling of gene expression. In addition, a comparison of the gene expression profiles between each Cd treatment group and the control group suggested that differential expressional genes (DEGs) mainly enriched in enzyme activity, metabolism, oxidative stress, regeneration and apoptosis pathways. 8 DEGs from these pathways had been selected randomly to confirm the data of RNA-seq. Among these DEGs, six genes (metallothionein-2, phytochelatin synthase 1a, CuZn superoxide dismutase, sex determining region Y-box 2, sex determining region Y-box 4b, TP53-regulated inhibitor of apoptosis 1-like) up-regulated and 2 genes (beta-1,4-endoglucanase, apoptosis-stimulating of p53 protein 2-like) down-regulated in response to Cd exposure. The alteration of them indicated that earthworms could reduce the toxicity and bioavailability of Cd in polluted soil ecosystems through different pathways. This work lays an important foundation for linking earthworm transcriptional level with the ecological risk of Cd in soil ecosystem.


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Cádmio/toxicidade , Oligoquetos/fisiologia , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Aminoaciltransferases , Animais , Disponibilidade Biológica , Cádmio/análise , Ecossistema , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Metalotioneína/genética , Metalotioneína/metabolismo , Oligoquetos/efeitos dos fármacos , Oligoquetos/genética , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Solo , Poluentes do Solo/análise , Superóxido Dismutase/genética , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Bratisl Lek Listy ; 120(12): 919-923, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31855051

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OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to investigate the cardioprotective effect of lycopene, known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect, in a rat sepsis model induced by lypopolysaccharide (LPS). METHODS: The oxidative stress parameters, antioxidant parameters and cytokine levels with or without lycopene treatment in LPS­induced septic rats as well as in controls were measured in serum and tissue. Histologic examinations of the cardiac tissues were also performed. The Kruskal-Wallis and the Bonferroni-adjusted Mann-Whitney U Test was used for analysis. A p value < 0.05 was considered significant. RESULTS: The data of this study showed that lycopene pretreatment reduced the oxidative stres parametersand , proinflammatory cytokines as well as increased the antoxidant enzyme activities in both serum and cardiac tissues in LPS­induced septic rats.. Moreover, hyperaemia and haemorrhage in the epicardium, myocardium and endocardium were lower in the lycopene pretreated group as compared to the LPS alone group. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that lycopene could be beneficial for the prevention of cardiac injury caused by sepsis through reducing the cytokine levels and oxidative stress parameters (Tab. 4, Fig. 1, Ref. 35).


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Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Carotenoides/farmacologia , Licopeno/farmacologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Choque Séptico/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Cardiotônicos/farmacologia , Frequência Cardíaca/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos
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Bratisl Lek Listy ; 120(12): 924-928, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31855052

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OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between thromboxane levels and oxidative stress in children with Crohn´s disease (CD), and examine the effect of natural polyphenolic compounds on thromboxane levels. METHODS: This study involved 14 children suffering from CD and 15 healthy controls. Patients were receiving the polyphenolic extract Pycnogenol for 10 weeks. Plasma levels of the static and dynamic forms of thromboxane B2 as well as their metabolite 11-dehydro thromboxane B2 in urine were determined. RESULTS: In comparison to controls, CD patients had significantly higher levels of the static and dynamic forms of thromboxane B2. Pycnogenol decreased the level of the dynamic form of thromboxane B2 after 10 weeks of administration. CONCLUSIONS: Paediatric Crohn's disease is associated with higher thromboxane levels. Our results indicate that Pycnogenol administration reduces thromboxane levels, which may positively influence some clinical symptoms of CD such as thromboembolic episodes (Tab. 3, Ref. 49).


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Doença de Crohn/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Polifenóis/farmacologia , Tromboxanos/sangue , Adolescente , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Doença de Crohn/sangue , Doença de Crohn/diagnóstico , Doença de Crohn/tratamento farmacológico , Feminino , Flavonoides/administração & dosagem , Humanos , Masculino , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Polifenóis/administração & dosagem
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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(11): 1296-1305, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31760919

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Development of therapeutic preparations involves several steps, starting with the synthesis of chemical compounds and testing them in different models for selecting the most effective and safest ones to clinical trials and introduction into medical practice. Cultured animal cells (both primary and transformed) are commonly used as models for compound screening. However, cell models display a number of disadvantages, including insufficient standardization (primary cells) and disruption of cell genotypes (transformed cells). Generation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (IPSCs) offers new possibilities for the development of high-throughput test systems for screening potential therapeutic preparations with different activity spectra. Due to the capacity to differentiate into all cell types of an adult organism, IPSCs are a unique model that allows examining the activity and potential toxicity of tested compounds during the entire differentiation process in vitro. In this work, we demonstrated the efficiency of IPSCs and their neuronal derivatives for selecting substances with the neuroprotective activity using two classes of compounds - melanocortin family peptides and endocannabinoids. None of the tested compounds displayed cyto- or embryotoxicity. Both melanocortin peptides and endocannabinoids exerted neuroprotective effect in the neuronal precursors and IPSC-derived neurons subjected to hydrogen peroxide. The endocannabinoid N-docosahexaenoyl dopamine exhibited the highest neuroprotective effect (~70%) in the differentiated cultures enriched with dopaminergic neurons; the effect of melanocortin Semax was ~40%. The possibility of using other IPSC derivatives for selecting compounds with the neuroprotective activity is discussed.


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Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Fármacos Neuroprotetores/farmacologia , Células Cultivadas , Neurônios Dopaminérgicos/citologia , Neurônios Dopaminérgicos/metabolismo , Corpos Embrioides/citologia , Corpos Embrioides/metabolismo , Endocanabinoides/farmacologia , Humanos , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/farmacologia , Células-Tronco Pluripotentes Induzidas/citologia , Células-Tronco Pluripotentes Induzidas/metabolismo , Melanocortinas/farmacologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(11): 6087-6095, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31704836

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BACKGROUND: RAS GTPase-activating protein-binding protein (G3BP1) is an RNA-binding protein that is essential for assembling stress granules. Many functions related to the survival and progression of cancer have been reported. The current study aimed to investigate the role of G3BP1 in radio-sensitisation of cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Radiation sensitivity and chemosensitivity were analysed in A549 and H460 cells transfected with G3BP1 siRNAs, and N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) was used to elucidate the involvement of reactive oxygen species (ROS). RESULTS: G3BP1 depletion sensitised lung cancer cell lines to radiation, and the effect was related to ROS. G3BP1 depletion impaired the intracellular ROS scavenging system and NAC abolished the radiation-sensitive phenotypes caused by G3BP1 depletion. CONCLUSION: The study suggested G3BP1 as a promising target for radio- and chemosensitisation of lung cancer.


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Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/radioterapia , Dano ao DNA/efeitos da radiação , DNA Helicases/antagonistas & inibidores , Neoplasias Pulmonares/radioterapia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos da radiação , Proteínas de Ligação a Poli-ADP-Ribose/antagonistas & inibidores , RNA Helicases/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas com Motivo de Reconhecimento de RNA/antagonistas & inibidores , Tolerância a Radiação/efeitos dos fármacos , Antibióticos Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Apoptose , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/metabolismo , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Proliferação de Células , DNA Helicases/genética , DNA Helicases/metabolismo , Doxorrubicina/farmacologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Ligação a Poli-ADP-Ribose/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a Poli-ADP-Ribose/metabolismo , RNA Helicases/genética , RNA Helicases/metabolismo , Proteínas com Motivo de Reconhecimento de RNA/genética , Proteínas com Motivo de Reconhecimento de RNA/metabolismo , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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J Photochem Photobiol B ; 201: 111657, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31706085

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Parkinson's disease (PD) is a general neurodegenerative disorder which largely has an effect on the society of the aged populations. PD is distinguishedwith loss of dopaminergic (DA) neurons in the substantia nigra. The exceptional properties of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have fascinated great attention in biomedical applications. In this present study, we explored theprospective beneficial effects of AuNPs synthesized from Cinnamomum verum on PD. PD rat models were established through MPTP injection treatment and AuNPs was administered. Administration of AuNPs reduces effect of MPTP-induced oxidative stress and motor abnormalities observed in PD rats. In addition ELISA analysis demonstrated that AuNPs treatment significantly attenuates Tumor Necrosis Factor-α (TNF-α), Interleukin-1ß (IL-1ß) and Interleukin-6 (IL-6) expression levels. Consequently, we investigated TLR/NF-κB pathway to examine the function of AuNPs on MPTP- induced PD rats. We found that AuNPs suppressed the alterations in the pathway of TLR/NF-κB associated molecules in MPTP stimulated PD rats. Hence, our results suggest that AuNPs attenuates MPTP introduced motor disorders, oxidative stress, activated inflammatory cytokines and activated TLR/NF-κB signaling in PD rats. In conclusion, AuNPs ease PD symptoms by the inhibition of TLR/NF-κB signaling pathway and recommend promise approach in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as PD.


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Cinnamomum zeylanicum/química , Ouro/química , Intoxicação por MPTP/tratamento farmacológico , Nanopartículas Metálicas/uso terapêutico , Animais , Cinnamomum zeylanicum/metabolismo , Citocinas/metabolismo , Química Verde , Intoxicação por MPTP/patologia , Masculino , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Nanopartículas Metálicas/toxicidade , Camundongos , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/química , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptores Toll-Like/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(45): 12441-12451, 2019 Nov 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31674783

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Sesamin, a lignan from sesame seed, has been reported to attenuate chronic mild stress-induced depressive-like behaviors. Gut microbiota play pivotal roles in mediating psychological behaviors by regulating gut barrier integrity and systemic inflammatory responses. Here, we found that oral sesamin administration (50 mg/kg·bodyweight/day) significantly attenuated depressive, aversive, repetitive, and anxiety-like behaviors in a long-term multiple nonsocial stress-treated mice model. Sesamin inhibited stress-induced gut barrier integrity damage, reduced circulating lipopolysaccharide (LPS) levels, and suppressed neuroinflammatory responses. Moreover, sesamin treatment also restructured the gut microbiome by enhancing the relative abundances of Bacteroidales and S24-7. The correlation analysis indicated that the microbiota composition changes were strongly correlated with behavioral disorders, serotonin, norepinephrine, and LPS levels. In conclusion, sesamin has preventive effects on stress-induced behavioral and psychological disorders, which might be highly related to the reshaped microbiota composition. This study provides a clue for understanding the systemic mechanism of anti-depression effects of sesamin.


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Depressão/tratamento farmacológico , Suplementos Nutricionais/análise , Dioxóis/administração & dosagem , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Lignanas/administração & dosagem , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Sesamum/química , Animais , Bactérias/classificação , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Comportamento/efeitos dos fármacos , Depressão/microbiologia , Depressão/psicologia , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Sementes/química , Estresse Psicológico
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