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Sheng Li Xue Bao ; 71(5): 689-697, 2019 Oct 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31646322

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The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of ferroptosis in acute lung injury (ALI) mouse model induced by oleic acid (OA). ALI was induced in the mice via the lateral tail vein injection of pure OA. The histopathological score of lung, lung wet-dry weight ratio and the protein content of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) were used as the evaluation indexes of ALI. Iron concentration, glutathione (GSH) and malondialdehyde (MDA) contents in the lung tissues were measured using corresponding assay kits. The ultrastructure of pulmonary cells was observed by transmission electron microscope (TEM), and the expression level of prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 2 (PTGS2) mRNA was detected by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (q-PCR). Protein expression levels of glutathione peroxidase 4 (GPX4), ferritin and transferrin receptor 1 (TfR1) in lung tissues were determined by Western blot. The results showed that histopathological scores of lung tissues, lung wet-dry weight ratio and protein in BALF in the OA group were higher than those of the control group. In the OA group, the mitochondria of pulmonary cells were shrunken, and the mitochondrial membrane was ruptured. The expression level of PTGS2 mRNA in the OA group was seven folds over that in the control group. Iron overload, GSH depletion and accumulation of MDA were observed in the OA group. Compared with the control group, the protein expression levels of GPX4 and ferritin in lung tissue were down-regulated in the OA group. These results suggest that ferroptosis plays a potential role in the pathogenesis of ALI in our mouse model, which may provide new insights for development of new drugs for ALI.


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Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/patologia , Apoptose , Ácido Oleico , Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/induzido quimicamente , Animais , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/química , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/metabolismo , Ferritinas/metabolismo , Glutationa/análise , Glutationa Peroxidase/metabolismo , Ferro/análise , Sobrecarga de Ferro/fisiopatologia , Pulmão/citologia , Pulmão/patologia , Malondialdeído/análise , Camundongos , Microscopia Eletrônica de Transmissão , Membranas Mitocondriais/ultraestrutura
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Acta Cir Bras ; 34(8): e201900805, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31618405

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PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of sevoflurane preconditioning on ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced pulmonary/hepatic injury. METHODS: Fifty-one Wistar rats were randomly grouped into sham, I/R, and sevoflurane groups. After reperfusion, the structural change of the lung was measured by Smith score, the wet and dry weights (W/D) were determined, malondialdehyde (MDA) myeloperoxidase (MPO) content was determined colorimetrically and by fluorescence, respectively, and matrix metalloprotein-9 (MMP-9) mRNA was quantified by RT-PCR. Biopsy and morphological analyses were performed on liver tissue, activities of aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) were determined, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) level was determined. RESULTS: The sham group showed no changes in tissue structure. Structural lesions in the sevoflurane and I/R groups were mild and severe, respectively. Smith score, W/D, MDA, MPO, and MMP mRNA showed the same trend, and were increased in the I/R group and recovered in the sevoflurane group, compared with the sham group (both P<0.05). AST and ALT were significantly increased compared to the sham group (AST: 655±52.06 vs . 29±9.30 U/L; ALT: 693±75.56 vs . 37±6.71 U/L; P<0.05). In the sevoflurane group, AST and ALT levels were significantly decreased (464±47.71 and 516±78.84 U/L; P<0.001). TNF-α presented similar results. CONCLUSION: The protection of lung and liver by sevoflurane may be mediated by inhibited leukocyte recruitment and MMP-9 secretion.


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Anestésicos Inalatórios/uso terapêutico , Precondicionamento Isquêmico/métodos , Fígado/irrigação sanguínea , Pulmão/irrigação sanguínea , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/prevenção & controle , Sevoflurano/uso terapêutico , Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Animais , Aspartato Aminotransferases/sangue , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Isquemia/prevenção & controle , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/patologia , Pulmão/efeitos dos fármacos , Pulmão/patologia , Masculino , Malondialdeído/análise , Peroxidase/análise , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/tratamento farmacológico , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/sangue
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Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31623042

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Objective:The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of rhodiola rosea on oxidative stress, anxiety and depression in patients with OSA. Method:Ninety patients with moderate and severe OSA patients with negative emotions diagnosed by PSG, self-rating depression scale (SDS) and self-rating anxiety scale (SAS) were selected from the respiratory department of our hospital from February 2015 to February 2018. According to the random number table method, the patients were randomly divided into non-invasive ventilator group, rhodiola rosea+non-invasive ventilator group and rhodiola rosea group, with 30 cases in each group. Patients in the non-invasive ventilator group were treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for 3 months, and those in the rhodiola rosea+non-invasive ventilator group were treated with oral rhodiola capsules for 3 months on the basis of CPAP, and those in the rhodiola rosea treatment group were treated with pure oral rhodiola capsules for 3 months. The changes of SDS and SAS before and after the three groups were compared, and the changes of serum SOD and MDA were detected by immunoenzyme-linked adsorption for comparative analysis. Result:There were no significant differences in SDS and SAS scores between the three groups (P>0.05). SDS and SAS scores of patients in the rhodiola rosea+non-invasive ventilator group decreased after treatment (P<0.05) compared with those in the non-invasive ventilator group. SDS and SAS scores of patients in the rhodiola treatment group increased after treatment (P<0.05). Compared with those in the rhodiola treatment group, SDS and SAS scores of patients in the rhodiola+non-invasive breathing group decreased after treatment (P<0.05). Three group patients were no significant difference in serum SOD and malondialdehyde (MDA) before treatment (P>0.05). Compared with before treatment, serum SOD level were all increased and MDA level were all decreased in the three groups after treatment (P<0.05). Compared with noninvasive breathing unit after treatment, rhodiola+noninvasive breathing unit after treatment in patients with elevated levels of serum SOD, MDA level decreased (P<0.05), and for the treatment group after treatment in patients with serum SOD levels drop, the MDA levels (P<0.05), and the after rhodiola rosea treatment group compared, rhodiola+noninvasive breathing unit after treatment in patients with elevated levels of serum SOD, MDA level decreased (P<0.05). Conclusion:Rhodiola may improve the negative emotions such as anxiety and depression by inhibiting oxygen free radicals and lipid peroxidation in patients with OSA.


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Extratos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Rhodiola , Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono/tratamento farmacológico , Estresse Psicológico/tratamento farmacológico , Pressão Positiva Contínua nas Vias Aéreas , Humanos , Malondialdeído , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos
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J Int Soc Sports Nutr ; 16(1): 31, 2019 Jul 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366352

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BACKGROUND: Cashew apple juice (CAJ) was shown to improve immunological mechanisms by regulating a balance between reactive oxygen species and antioxidant concentrations. However, no study exploring the effects of the CAJ and training status on the immune system and oxidative stress induced by exercise. Therefore, we investigated the effects of CAJ supplementation primarily on leukocyte counts and secondary on oxidative stress and cortisol changes after high-intensity exercise in trained and untrained men. METHODS: Ten moderately (endurance) trained (Age = 21.5 ± 0.97 yr., VO2max = 45.6 ± 4.12 mL/kgBM/min) and ten sedentary men (Age = 20.4 ± 2.72 yr., VO2peak = 32.2 ± 7.26 mL/kgBM/min) were randomized to ingest either daily CAJ or a placebo at 3.5 mL/kgBM/day for 4 weeks, with a four-week washout period. Before and after each period, they performed 20-min, high-intensity cycling (85% VO2max), with blood samples collected immediately preceding and the following exercise. Samples were analyzed to determine leukocyte counts, malondialdehyde, 8-isoprostane, and cortisol concentrations. A repeated measures analysis of variance was used to examine the effects of supplement and training status over time with an alpha level of 0.05. RESULTS: There was no interaction between supplement and training status on those variables before and after exercise. However, CAJ raised resting neutrophil counts and exercise-induced leukocyte counts in the trained group (all p < 0.05). Besides, CAJ significantly reduced plasma malondialdehyde concentrations at rest and after exercise and reduced the post-exercise plasma 8-isoprostane concentration in both groups of subjects (p < 0.05). Moreover, CAJ reduced plasma cortisol after exercise in the untrained subjects. CONCLUSIONS: We suggest that 4-week CAJ supplementation can enhance exercise-induced leukocyte and resting neutrophil counts in trained men. The possible mechanism is a reduction in oxidative stress. However, the supplementation did not change the immune responses of untrained men, but it did reduce stress hormone concentrations. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: TCTR20181127002 Registered 26 November 2018 "retrospectively registered".


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Suplementos Nutricionais , Exercício , Sucos de Frutas e Vegetais , Contagem de Leucócitos , Estresse Oxidativo , Anacardium , Estudos Cross-Over , Dinoprosta/análogos & derivados , Dinoprosta/sangue , Método Duplo-Cego , Humanos , Hidrocortisona/sangue , Masculino , Malondialdeído/sangue , Malus , Neutrófilos/citologia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Fenômenos Fisiológicos da Nutrição Esportiva , Adulto Jovem
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J Int Soc Sports Nutr ; 16(1): 33, 2019 Aug 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31375128

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BACKGROUND: Affective responses experienced during exercise are a significant determinant on exercise adherence. We have previously demonstrated that consumption of New Zealand (NZ) blackcurrants preserves cognition by attenuating the feeling of fatigue. This positive affective response correlated with the ability of blackcurrant polyphenols to support monoamine neurotransmission via inhibition of monoamine oxidase-B (MAO-B) activity. Here we explore how the consumption of a NZ blackcurrant juice (BJ) influenced affective responses and potential ergogenic action on the motivation to adhere to a low impact walking exercise. METHODS: In a parallel randomized controlled study (Trial registration #: ACTRN12617000319370p, registered 28th February 2017, http://www.anzctr.org.au/ ), 40 healthy sedentary male and female participants drank a BJ or matched placebo (PLA) (n = 20 per group), 1 h prior to a self-motivated treadmill walk, where heart rate and affective responses (exertion [ES] or feeling / mood [FS]) scores) were recorded at 3 or 5 min intervals. Blood glucose, lactate, malondialdehyde (MDA) and platelet MAO-B activity were measured pre- and post-exercise and comparisons were conducted using with Student's t-tests. Subjective data were analysed using 2-way ANOVA with appropriate post hoc tests. RESULTS: Consuming a BJ 1 h prior to exercise caused a 90% decline in platelet MAO-B activity. The exercise had no significant (p > 0.05) effect on blood lactate, glucose or plasma MDA levels. Assessment of affective responses over the first 60 mins (adjusting for participant drop-out) revealed a time-dependent ES increase in both groups, with ES reported by participants in the BJ group consistently lower than those in the PLA group (p < 0.05). FS declined in PLA and BJ groups over 60 mins, but an inverse relationship with ES was only observed within the PLA group (r2 = 0.99, p = 0.001). Whilst the average time walked by participants in the BJ group was 11 mins longer than the PLA group (p = 0.3), and 30% of the BJ group achieving > 10 km compared to only 10% for the PLA group (p = 0.28), statistical significance was not achieved. CONCLUSION: Our findings demonstrate that drinking a polyphenolic-rich NZ blackcurrant juice 1 h prior to exercise supports positive affective responses during a self-motivated exercise.


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Afeto , Sucos de Frutas e Vegetais , Motivação , Caminhada , Adulto , Glicemia/análise , Plaquetas/enzimologia , Feminino , Frequência Cardíaca , Humanos , Ácido Láctico/sangue , Masculino , Malondialdeído/sangue , Monoaminoxidase/metabolismo , Nova Zelândia , Polifenóis/administração & dosagem , Ribes , Fenômenos Fisiológicos da Nutrição Esportiva , Fatores de Tempo
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Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31446727

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Objective:The aim of this study is to analyze the effects of glutathione on oxidative stress, leptin and adiponectin in patients with obstructive sleep apnea(OSA) complicated with metabolic syndrome. Method:One hundred and fifty-nine patients with OSA and MS were enrolled in the group A according to the exclusion criteria. One hundred and fifty-nine patients with MS group were not included in the OSA group, and 159 patients were included in the control group. Before and after treatment, the levels of serum malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), Leptin and ADP were respectively detected, and the clinical effects of the three groups were compared. Result:Compared with the control group, the contents of MDA and Leptin in the case A and B groups were significantly higher than that of the control group, and the contents of SOD and ADP were significantly lower than that of the control group, and the difference was statistically significant, especially in case group A. The level of SOD and ADP was significantly higher in the group after treatment than before treatment, and the level of MDA and Leptin was significantly lower than before treatment. The difference was statistically significant, especially in case group A, too. Conclusion:Patients with OSA and MS are associated with oxidative stress. Glutathione can effectively improve the body's ability to resist oxidative stress, reduce oxidative damage, reduce leptin, and increase ADP levels.


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Adiponectina/administração & dosagem , Glutationa/farmacologia , Leptina/administração & dosagem , Síndrome Metabólica/complicações , Estresse Oxidativo , Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono/sangue , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Humanos , Malondialdeído/sangue , Apneia Obstrutiva do Sono/complicações , Superóxido Dismutase/sangue
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Pestic Biochem Physiol ; 158: 149-155, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31378351

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Induced resistance is an effective measure for controlling plant diseases by utilizing the natural defense of the host and meets the strategic needs of pesticide application and safety for agricultural products worldwide. Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide (GLP), which is the main active molecule of G. lucidum, has been widely used in functional food and clinical medicine. However, there are few reports of the use of GLP for the prevention and control of plant diseases. The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of GLP and its mechanism of inducing plant resistance. In this study, we found that GLP spray and irrigation root treatments can promote growth in cotton. After soaking in GLP, theseedling height and cotton fusarium wilt resistance both increased to some extent, effects that were dose dependent. After treatment of cotton with GLP, the activities of peroxidase (POD), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and polyphenol oxidase (PPO) in leaves increased significantly, whereas the content of malondialdehyde (MDA) decreased. In addition, QRT-PCR results showed significantly increased relative expression of genes related to the jasmonic acid pathway in cotton. Therefore, we speculate that GLP can induce plant resistance by stimulating the jasmonate pathway.


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Fusarium/efeitos dos fármacos , Gossypium/microbiologia , Polissacarídeos/farmacologia , Reishi/química , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Gossypium/metabolismo , Peroxidação de Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Polissacarídeos/química , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1155: 463-470, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31468423

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We previously reported that taurine treatment inhibited arsenic (As)-induced apoptosis in the liver of mice. This study was designed to explore the effect of taurine on liver function and its underlying mechanism in As-exposed mice. Mice were randomly divided into 3 groups, ten mice in each group. Group 1, control group, only orally received drinking water alone. Group 2, As intoxication group, was exposed to 4 mg/L As2O3 via drinking water for 60 days. Group 3, taurine protection group, was treated with 4 mg/L As2O3 and 150 mg/kg both. Taurine administration significantly revered the increases of alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST) activities in serum. The decrease of glutathione (GSH) was inhibited with taurine treatment in the liver of As-exposed mice. At the same time, taurine significantly inhihibited As-induced enhancement of malondialdehyde (MDA) in the liver. Here we show that taurine protective effect on liver function in As-exposed mice maybe involve lipid peroxidation.


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Arsênico/toxicidade , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/tratamento farmacológico , Estresse Oxidativo , Taurina/farmacologia , Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Animais , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Aspartato Aminotransferases/sangue , Suplementos Nutricionais , Glutationa/análise , Peroxidação de Lipídeos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Malondialdeído/análise , Camundongos , Distribuição Aleatória
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1155: 675-689, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31468439

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In order to provide a theoretical basis for the amelioration of heat stress-related diseases in broilers by taurine supplementation, the effect of taurine on the viability and antioxidant ability of aortic endothelial cells in broilers under heat stress was investigated in the present study. In this experiment, 10d healthy broilers were sacrificed, then aortic tissue was used for aortic endothelial cells isolation and cultivation. Tissue patching was used to cultivate primary broiler aortic endothelial cells. The 3rd to 5th generations of cells were used and randomly divided into five groups, including the control group (C), the heat-stressed group (HS), the Tau(HS + LTau) group, the Tau(HS + MTau) group and the Tau(HS + HTau) group. Cells were cultivated for 24 h in a cell incubator (37 °C, 5%CO2). Then heat-stressed cells were placed in a 43 °C thermostatic water bath for 6 h, followed by incubation in the cell incubator under 37°Cfor 1 h. The results were as follows (1) Based on MTT colorimetry and AO/EB staining, the activity of aortic endothelial cells was decreased, but the rate of apoptosis was increased in the HS group. Compared with the HS group, the taurine groups showed significantly higher level in relative survival rates (P < 0.05), and significantly lower apoptosis rates (P < 0.05); (2) compared to control group, LDH activity and MDA content of endothelial cells in the HS group were significantly increased (P < 0.01), while the levels of T-SOD, GSH-Px and T-AOC were significantly decreased (P < 0.01). The LDH activity and MDA content of endothelial cells were significantly lower in Tau group than those of HS group (P < 0.05), while the T-SOD activity, GSH-Px activity and T-AOC of endothelial cells were significantly increased (P < 0.05) in the taurine group. The results show that HS decreases antioxidant capacity, which causes severe oxidative damage to the endothelial cells; while taurine administration prevents the decline in LDH activity and MDA content, and increases the activity of several antioxidant enzymes, including SOD, GSH-Px and T-AOC, which implies that taurine can improve the broiler aortic endothelial cells activity and antioxidant ability under heat stress.


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Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Resposta ao Choque Térmico , Taurina/farmacologia , Animais , Células Cultivadas , Galinhas , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Malondialdeído
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Exp Parasitol ; 205: 107747, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31442454

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Development of new chemotherapeutic agents is an essential issue in the treatment and control of a disease. This study aimed to evaluate the anti-leishmanial activity of amiodarone, an antiarrhythmic class III drug, against Leishmania major, the most prevalent etiological agent of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the old world. The proliferation of promastigotes and intracellular amastigotes in the absence or presence of amiodarone was estimated, in an in vitro study. For in vivo study, five weeks after infection of BALB/c mice with L. major, when the lesions appeared at the injection site, the mice were divided into four groups (n = 6 each); treatment was conducted for 28 consecutive days with vehicle, amiodarone at 40 mg/kg orally and glucantime at 60 mg/kg intraperitoneally. Therapy with amiodarone reduced the size of lesions compared to the untreated group after 12 days. Amiodarone decreased the parasite load and inflammatory responses, particularly the macrophages containing amastigotes, and enhanced granulation tissue formation in the dermis and subcutaneous area. The Tumor necrosis factor-α and Interleukin-6 levels were significantly lower in the cell culture supernatants of the inguinal lymph node in the amiodarone treated group compared to the vehicle and untreated groups. Amiodarone significantly increased the activity of glutathione peroxidase in comparison to the vehicle and untreated groups but did not affect the plasma levels of superoxide dismutase, malondialdehyde, adiponectin, and ferric reducing ability of plasma. Therefore, the anti- L. major activity and immunomodulatory effects of amiodarone reduced the parasitic load and enhanced wound healing in cutaneous leishmaniasis in BALB/c mice. Amiodarone reduced the lesion surface area, but it did not cure it completely.


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Amiodarona/uso terapêutico , Antiprotozoários/uso terapêutico , Leishmania major/efeitos dos fármacos , Leishmaniose Cutânea/tratamento farmacológico , Adiponectina/sangue , Amiodarona/farmacologia , Animais , Antiarrítmicos/farmacologia , Antiarrítmicos/uso terapêutico , Antiprotozoários/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular , Feminino , Glutationa Peroxidase/metabolismo , Concentração Inibidora 50 , Interleucina-6/análise , Leishmania major/ultraestrutura , Leishmaniose Cutânea/parasitologia , Linfonodos/química , Linfonodos/imunologia , Macrófagos/parasitologia , Malondialdeído/sangue , Antimoniato de Meglumina/farmacologia , Antimoniato de Meglumina/uso terapêutico , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Carga Parasitária , Distribuição Aleatória , Pele/parasitologia , Pele/patologia , Pele/ultraestrutura , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/análise
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(37): 10342-10351, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31461273

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Maltol, a maillard reaction product from ginseng (Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer), has been confirmed to inhibit oxidative stress in several animal models. Its beneficial effect on oxidative stress related brain aging is still unclear. In this study, the mouse model of d-galactose (d-Gal)-induced brain aging was employed to investigate the therapeutic effects and potential mechanisms of maltol. Maltol treatment significantly restored memory impairment in mice as determined by the Morris water maze tests. Long-term d-Gal treatment reduced expression of cholinergic regulators, i.e., the cholineacetyltransferase (ChAT) (0.456 ± 0.10 vs 0.211 ± 0.03 U/mg prot), the acetylcholinesterase (AChE) (36.4 ± 5.21 vs 66.5 ± 9.96 U/g). Maltol treatment prevented the reduction of ChAT and AChE in the hippocampus. Maltol decreased oxidative stress levels by reducing levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and malondialdehyde (MDA) production in the brain and by elevating antioxidative enzymes. Furthermore, maltol treatment minimized oxidative stress by increasing the phosphorylation levels of phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K), protein kinase B (Akt), nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), and hemeoxygenase-1 (HO-1). The above results clearly indicate that supplementation of maltol diminishes d-Gal-induced behavioral dysfunction and neurological deficits via activation of the PI3K/Akt-mediated Nrf2/HO-1 signaling pathway in brain. Maltol might become a potential drug to slow the brain aging process and stimulate endogenous antioxidant defense capacity. This study provides the novel evidence that maltol may slow age-associated brain aging.


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Envelhecimento/efeitos dos fármacos , Encéfalo/efeitos dos fármacos , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Galactose/efeitos adversos , Heme Oxigenase-1/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Pironas/administração & dosagem , Envelhecimento/metabolismo , Animais , Heme Oxigenase-1/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Panax/química , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao ; 30(8): 2600-2606, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31418183

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A greenhouse experiment was conducted to examine the photosynthetic and physiological responses of two-year-old cuttings of Hibiscus hamabo to the drought stress (20 days) and subsequent rewatering (21 days). The results showed that after 20-day drought, all individuals were survived in spite of the 5.9% soil water content. Drought stress drastically reduced net photosynthetic rate of H. hamabo, with the highest value only being 1.1 µmol·m-2·s-1. Drought stress declined the maximum photochemical efficiency to 84.3% compared with the control plants. Under drought stress, H. hamabo could stabilize cell osmotic potential and eliminate the drought-caused lipid peroxidation by coordinating the accumulation of soluble protein and antioxidant enzymes. After rewatering for seven days, net photosynthetic rate of treated H. hamabo recovered to 57.3% of that under control treatment. Meanwhile, the activities of superoxide dismutase and catalase decreased with the decline of malondialdehyde content. After rewatering for 21 days, no significant differences in the activities of antioxidant enzymes, soluble protein and relative water were found between the treated and control treatment. At harvest, the total biomass of treated H. hamabo decreased, while the root-shoot ratio remarkably increased when compared with control plants. In short, our results indicated strong drought tolerance of H. hamabo, which could play important roles in landscape improvement and greening in coastal areas.


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Secas , Hibiscus/fisiologia , Estresse Fisiológico , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Fotossíntese , Água
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Food Chem ; 301: 125224, 2019 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31374530

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This study was the first investigation into the main inducers of two lignifications by examining the changes of physicochemical properties and gene expression in king oyster mushrooms, under different conditions, during 21 days of storage. The results showed that the toughness, firmness and gumminess of the no-wounding treatment decreased to approximately 75-82.5% of the initial values, and the lignin content and expression of Pe4CL1 and Pe4CL3 decreased by 21-40% and 22-77%, respectively, in comparison to those of the other treatments in the first lignification. These findings indicated that wounding was the main factor inducing the first lignification. The second lignification of tested mushrooms was positively correlated with reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated senescence, accompanied by increased malondialdehyde (MDA) content, electrolyte leakage rate and mitochondrial dysfunction, which showed that ROS-mediated senescence played an essential role in the second lignification. This study is helpful for effective strategies to reduce lignification in stored mushrooms.


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Pleurotus/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Pleurotus/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Lignina/metabolismo , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Pleurotus/fisiologia
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Bratisl Lek Listy ; 120(8): 569-575, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31379179

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AIM: Oxidative and nitrosative stress triggers an extensive damage to the tissues. Many herbal and chemical medicines have claimed to possess antioxidant properties. Arbutin exists in some plants such as Pyrus Biossierana Bushe. In this study, an inhibitory effect of arbutin against tert-butyl hydroperoxide induced cytotoxicity was studied using SYTOX TM Green assay for cell viability. The antioxidant effects of arbutin on the generation of malondialdehyde, nitric oxide, activity of oxidative enzyme (Superoxide dismutase and catalyze) and the amount of total thiol in Hep-G2 cells exposed to tert-butyl hydroperoxide were evaluated. METHODS: Hep-G2 cells were cultured in 24-well plates. After 24 hours, the cells were pretreated with the arbutin at different concentrations (0, 100 and 150 µM). 24 hours later, tert-butyl hydroperoxide at different concentrations (0, 150, 200 and 250 µM) was added into the culture media. RESULTS: Arbutin was able to decrease malondialdehyde and nitric oxide concentrations in arbutin treated group in comparison with the control group (p < 0.00001). The catalase and superoxide dismutase enzymes in these cells were significantly decreased in a dose depend manner in the presence of arbutin in comparison with the control group (p < 0.00001). In addition, arbutin was capable of increasing the tert-butyl hydroperoxide mediated reduction in the total thiol amount in comparison with the control group (p < 0.00001.) CONCLUSION: Our investigation demonstrated that tert-butyl hydroperoxide evoked a reactive oxygen and nitrogen species overproduction in Hep-G2 cells. The cells treated with arbutin showed a dose-dependent reduction of tert-butyl hydroperoxide induced reactive oxygen and nitrogen species generation (Fig. 6, Ref. 34).


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Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Arbutina/farmacologia , Estresse Nitrosativo , Estresse Oxidativo , Catalase/metabolismo , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , terc-Butil Hidroperóxido
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Am J Dent ; 32(4): 183-186, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31436938

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PURPOSE: To investigate the association between periodontitis and levels of biochemical markers as well as enzyme activity. METHODS: Unstimulated whole saliva samples were obtained from 30 patients with periodontitis. Biochemical factors including the levels of malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), nitric oxide (NO), uric acid (UA), and lactoferrin, as well as ß-hexosaminidase (ß-HEX) activity were measured. RESULTS: The levels of a salivary oxidant such as MDA and NO were statistically significantly higher in periodontitis patients than to that of healthy individuals. Similarly, the results indicated elevated levels of lactoferrin and ß-HEX activity in saliva of the periodontitis group, which was statistically significant when compared to the controls. While the levels of an enzymatic antioxidant such as SOD were higher in the periodontitis patients than in the control subjects, uric acid levels were statistically significantly lower in the saliva of the periodontitis patients than in the healthy controls. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Except for uric acid, as a non-enzymatic antioxidant, the levels of salivary oxidative stress generally increase in the saliva of periodontitis patients. Since altered levels of salivary biomarkers such as oxidative stress and antioxidant substances might contribute in systemic and local complications in the patients, these informative biomarkers can be used as a promising factor for the early diagnosis of the disease.


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Biomarcadores , Periodontite Crônica , Estresse Oxidativo , Periodontite , Antioxidantes/análise , Biomarcadores/análise , Periodontite Crônica/diagnóstico , Humanos , Malondialdeído/análise , Periodontite/diagnóstico , Saliva/química
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Arch Endocrinol Metab ; 63(4): 376-384, 2019 Jul 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31365624

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OBJECTIVE: To test the influence of oral fructose and glucose dose-response solutions in blood glucose (BG), glucagon, triglycerides, uricaemia, and malondialdehyde in postprandial states in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study had a simple-blind, randomized, two-way crossover design in which T1DM patients were selected to receive fructose and glucose solutions (75g of sugars dissolved in 200 mL of mineral-water) in two separate study days, with 2-7 weeks washout period. In each day, blood samples were drawn after 8h fasting and at 180 min postprandial to obtain glucose, glucagon, triglycerides, uric acid, lactate, and malondialdehyde levels. RESULTS: Sixteen T1DM patients (seven men) were evaluated, with a mean age of 25.19 ± 8.8 years, a mean duration of disease of 14.88 ± 4.73 years, and glycated hemoglobin of 8.13 ± 1.84%. Fructose resulted in lower postprandial BG levels than glucose (4.4 ± 5.5 mmol/L; and 12.9 ± 4.1 mmol/L, respectively; p < 0.01). Uric acid levels increased after fructose (26.1 ± 49.9 µmol/L; p < 0.01) and reduced after glucose (-13.6 ± 9.5 µmol/L; p < 0.01). The malondialdehyde increased after fructose (1.4 ± 1.6 µmol/L; p < 0.01) and did not change after glucose solution (-0.2 ± 1.6 µmol/L; p = 0.40). Other variables did not change. CONCLUSIONS: Fructose and glucose had similar sweetness, flavor and aftertaste characteristics and did not change triglycerides, lactate or glucagon levels. Although fructose resulted in lower postprandial BG than glucose, it increased uric acid and malondialdehyde levels in T1DM patients. Therefore it should be used with caution. ClinicalTrials.gov registration: NCT01713023.


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Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 1/metabolismo , Frutose/metabolismo , Glucose/metabolismo , Período Pós-Prandial/efeitos dos fármacos , Edulcorantes/metabolismo , Adolescente , Adulto , Glicemia/análise , Glicemia/efeitos dos fármacos , Estudos Cross-Over , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Tolerância a Medicamentos , Feminino , Frutose/farmacologia , Glucose/farmacologia , Humanos , Masculino , Malondialdeído/sangue , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Projetos Piloto , Método Simples-Cego , Soluções/farmacologia , Edulcorantes/farmacologia , Paladar/efeitos dos fármacos , Triglicerídeos/sangue , Ácido Úrico/sangue , Adulto Jovem
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2961, 2019 07 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31273197

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Persistent inflammation is a hallmark of many human diseases, including anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV) and atherosclerosis. Here, we describe a dominant trigger of inflammation: human serum factor H-related protein FHR1. In vitro, this protein selectively binds to necrotic cells via its N-terminus; in addition, it binds near necrotic glomerular sites of AAV patients and necrotic areas in atherosclerotic plaques. FHR1, but not factor H, FHR2 or FHR3 strongly induces inflammasome NLRP3 in blood-derived human monocytes, which subsequently secrete IL-1ß, TNFα, IL-18 and IL-6. FHR1 triggers the phospholipase C-pathway via the G-protein coupled receptor EMR2 independent of complement. Moreover, FHR1 concentrations of AAV patients negatively correlate with glomerular filtration rates and associate with the levels of inflammation and progressive disease. These data highlight an unexpected role for FHR1 during sterile inflammation, may explain why FHR1-deficiency protects against certain diseases, and identifies potential targets for treatment of auto-inflammatory diseases.


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Proteínas Inativadoras do Complemento C3b/metabolismo , Inflamassomos/metabolismo , Monócitos/metabolismo , Monócitos/patologia , Doenças Vasculares/metabolismo , Doenças Vasculares/patologia , Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Proteínas do Sistema Complemento/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/metabolismo , Humanos , Proteínas Imobilizadas/metabolismo , Inflamação/metabolismo , Inflamação/patologia , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Lipoproteínas LDL/metabolismo , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Modelos Biológicos , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/metabolismo , Necrose , Ligação Proteica , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/metabolismo , Soro/metabolismo , Fosfolipases Tipo C/metabolismo
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BMC Infect Dis ; 19(1): 600, 2019 Jul 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31288760

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BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress plays a vital role in the pathogenesis of both Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and Plasmodium falciparum malaria. However, there are limited studies on the effect of P. falciparum malaria infection on oxidative stress in SCD patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was undertaken to compare levels of biomarkers of oxidative stress in isolates from SCD patients with uncomplicated P.falciparum malaria. The biomarkers namely: malondialdehyde (MDA), reduced glutathione (GSH), catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) were determined in plasma samples from SCD malaria positive, malaria positive, SCD malaria negative and healthy control participants. The genetic diversity of P.falciparum was determined by nested polymerase chain reaction of merozoite surface protein-2 (MSP-2) gene. RESULTS: Out of 207 participants, 54 (26%) were SCD malaria positive, 51 (24%) malaria positive, 51 (24%) SCD controls and 51 (24%) healthy control individuals. The mean concentration of MDA was significantly higher in SCD malaria positive than SCD controls (P < 0.0001). In contrast, the mean concentration of GSH (P < 0.0001) and GPx (P < 0.0001) were significantly lower in SCD malaria than SCD controls. Although not significantly different, the mean concentration of MDA was higher (P = 0.0478), but the geometric mean parasite density (P = 0.2430) and multiplicity of infection (P = 0.3478) were lower in SCD malaria samples than in malaria samples. The most prevalent MSP2 allelic family was IC3D7 in SCD malaria (72%) and Malaria (76%) samples. The biomarkers of oxidative stress were not significantly different between IC3D7 and FC27 allelic families of MSP2. CONCLUSION: We identified severe oxidative stress in Sickle cell disease patients with uncomplicated P.falciparum malaria.


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Anemia Falciforme/diagnóstico , Malária Falciparum/diagnóstico , Estresse Oxidativo , Adulto , Anemia Falciforme/complicações , Anemia Falciforme/patologia , Antígenos de Protozoários/genética , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Catalase/metabolismo , Estudos Transversais , Teste em Amostras de Sangue Seco , Feminino , Variação Genética , Genótipo , Glutationa/metabolismo , Humanos , Malária Falciparum/parasitologia , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Plasmodium falciparum/genética , Plasmodium falciparum/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas de Protozoários/genética , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Uganda
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4601-4611, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31296989

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Introduction: The ratio of Ce3+/Ce4+ in their structure confers unique functions on cerium oxide nanoparticles (CeO2NPs) containing rare earth elements in scavenging free radicals and protecting against oxidative damage. The potential of CeO2NPs to protect testosterone synthesis in primary mouse Leydig cells during exposure to 1,800 MHz radiofrequency (RF) radiation was examined in vitro. Methods: Leydig cells were treated with different concentrations of CeO2NPs to identify the optimum concentration for cell proliferation. The cells were pretreated with the optimum dose of CeO2NPs for 24 hrs and then exposed to 1,800 MHz RF at a power density of 200.27 µW/cm2 (specific absorption rate (SAR), 0.116 W/kg) for 1 hr, 2 hrs, or 4 hrs. The medium was used to measure the testosterone concentration. The cells were collected to determine the antioxidant indices (catalase [CAT], malondialdehyde [MDA], and total antioxidant capacity [T-AOC]), and the mRNA expression of the testosterone synthase genes (Star, Cyp11a1, and Hsd-3ß) and clock genes (Clock, Bmal1, and Rorα). Results: Our preliminary result showed that 128 µg/mL CeO2NPs was the optimum dose for cell proliferation. Cells exposed to RF alone showed reduced levels of testosterone, T-AOC, and CAT activities, increased MDA content, and the downregulated genes expression of Star, Cyp11a1, Hsd-3ß, Clock, Bmal1, and Rorα. Pretreatment of the cells with 128 µg/mL CeO2NPs for 24 hrs followed by RF exposure significantly increased testosterone synthesis, upregulated the expression of the testosterone synthase and clock genes, and increased the resistance to oxidative damage in Leydig cells compared with those in cells exposed to RF alone. Conclusion: Exposure to 1,800 MHz RF had adverse effects on testosterone synthesis, antioxidant levels, and clock gene expression in primary Leydig cells. Pretreatment with CeO2NPs prevented the adverse effects on testosterone synthesis induced by RF exposure by regulating their antioxidant capacity and clock gene expression in vitro. Further studies of the mechanism underlying the protective function of CeO2NPs against RF in the male reproductive system are required.


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Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Cério/farmacologia , Células Intersticiais do Testículo/efeitos dos fármacos , Ondas de Rádio/efeitos adversos , Testosterona/biossíntese , Animais , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Catalase/metabolismo , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Cério/química , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização do Ritmo Circadiano/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Intersticiais do Testículo/fisiologia , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Nanopartículas/química
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Food Chem ; 299: 125116, 2019 Nov 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31295637

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The effects of exogenous melatonin treatment on the enzymatic browning and nutritional quality of fresh-cut pear fruit were investigated. Fresh-cut fruit soaked with 0, 0.05, 0.1 and 0.5 mM melatonin were stored at 4 °C. Our results showed that 0.1 mM melatonin treatment was optimal for reducing the surface browning and maintaining the titratable acidity of the fresh-cut fruit, which significantly decreased MDA and H2O2 contents and the growth of microorganism, enhanced total phenolic content and antioxidant capacity, and delayed the reduction of ascorbic acid. Furthermore, melatonin treatment at 0.1 mM decreased the expression of genes involving in enzymatic browning pathway including POD, PPO1, PPO5 and LOX1, and reduced PPO activity. Moreover, this treatment increased the expression of PAL and CHS, and enhanced PAL and CHS activities. These results showed that melatonin treatment might be a promising strategy to alleviate browning and improve the nutritional quality of fresh-cut pear fruit.


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Frutas/efeitos dos fármacos , Melatonina/farmacologia , Valor Nutritivo , Pyrus/efeitos dos fármacos , Antioxidantes/análise , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Ácido Ascórbico/análise , Ácido Ascórbico/metabolismo , Armazenamento de Alimentos , Frutas/química , Frutas/metabolismo , Frutas/microbiologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/análise , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Malondialdeído/análise , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Fenóis/análise , Pyrus/química , Pyrus/genética , Pyrus/metabolismo
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