Evaluation of Anti-inflammatory and Regenerative Efficiency of Naringin and Naringenin in Degenerated Human Nucleus Pulposus Cells: Biological and Molecular Modeling Studies.

Conclusions: The present study evaluated the anti-inflammatory and regenerative efficiencies of Nar and NG in degenerated human NP cells. Altered gene expressions of cytokines, metalloproteases, extracellular proteins, apoptotic genes were dose responsive. The molecular docking (in silico) studies showed effective binding of these native ligands (Nar and NG) with genes identified as potent inhibitors of inflammation. Thus, these natural flavonoids could serve as anti-inflammatory agents in the treatment of low back pain and sciatica. PMID: 31575107 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

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In this study, we examined the possibility of using anionic ɣ-poly-glutamic acid (PGA) and cationic ɛ-poly-L-lysine (PLL) to form polyelectrolyte complexes. Initially, the formation and properties of the complexes were characterized using visual observations, UV-visible spectrophotometry, microelectrophoresis (ζ-potential), and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC). The impact of pH, ionic strength, temperature, and polymer ratio on complex formation was examined. The electrostatic complexes formed had a 1:4 mass ratio of polyanion-to-polycation at saturation (pH 7.4). The surface potential and aggregation stabilit...
Source: Food Research International - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 November 2019Source: Food Research InternationalAuthor(s): Rodrigo Rezende Cardoso, Rafaela Oliveira Neto, Carolina Thomaz dos Santos D'Almeida, Talita Pimenta do Nascimento, Carolina Girotto Pressete, Luciana Azevedo, Hercia Stampini Duarte Martino, Luiz Claudio Cameron, Mariana Simões Larraz Ferreira, Frederico Augusto Ribeiro de BarrosAbstractUPLC-QTOF-MSE phenolic profile of kombuchas produced from the fermentation of green tea or black tea at 25°C for 10 days was investigated along with the determination of their antioxidant capacities, antibacterial and antiproliferativ...
Source: Food Research International - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 31 October 2019Source: Food Research InternationalAuthor(s): Nuno Rodrigues, Susana Casal, António M. Peres, Paula Baptista, José Alberto PereiraAbstractMediterranean olive heritage richness is poorly characterized. Olive oils from minor cultivars of Northeast-Portugal (Lentisca, Madural, Rebolã, Redondal, Verdeal and Verdeal Transmontana) from centenarian trees were chemical and sensory characterized, aiming to identify autochthonous cultivars capable of producing differentiated olive oils. All oils, produced during two campaigns, were classified as extra virgin. Cv....
Source: Food Research International - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: An exclusively extranodal manifestation of cHL in Waldeyer's ring is rare, whereas infiltration of extranodal tissue in the case of a primary manifestation of lymphoma in cervical nodes can occur more frequently and may often remain undiagnosed. Therefore, a specialized ENT consultation could be a reasonable complementary module in tumor staging to determine the correct tumor extent. PMID: 31712877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: There is currently no uniform hospitalization strategy for postoperative care of children who undergo typical otorhinolaryngologic interventions in Germany. PMID: 31712876 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, depression is associated with deficiency of TRP, Se, Vit D, Mg, and serotonin displays the characteristics of biomarkers. The correlation between TRP and other biomarkers/trace elements is also important in depression. PMID: 31711278 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
Authors: Fukaishi T, Minami I, Masuda S, Miyachi Y, Tsujimoto K, Izumiyama H, Hashimoto K, Yoshida M, Takahashi S, Kashimada K, Morio T, Kosaki K, Maezawa Y, Yokote K, Yoshimoto T, Yamada T Abstract We herein report a case of a 28-year-old man with generalized lipodystrophy-associated progeroid syndrome treated by leptin replacement. He showed symptoms of generalized lipodystrophy around onset of puberty. His body mass index was 11.9 kg/m2, and he had a short stature, birdlike facies, dental crowding due to micrognathia, partial graying and loss of hair, and a high-pitched voice, all of which are typical features o...
Source: Endocrine Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr J Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Hauwa’u Yakubu Bako, Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim, Muhammad Sani Isah, Sani IbrahimAbstractAimsChronic inflammation is associated with the production of high levels of proinflammatory cytokines via the JAK-STAT and NF-κB signalling pathways which are known to be inhibited by tofacitinib and aspirin respectively. High levels of these cytokines increase the synthesis of suppressors of cytokines (SOCS), which at high levels inhibit insulin signalling leading to insulin resistance. The effects of tofacitinib and aspirin on the degree of in...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Vaishali Kasture, Anvita Kale, Karuna Randhir, Deepali Sundrani, Sadhana JoshiAbstractAimDisturbed placentation results in pregnancy complications like preeclampsia. Placental development is influenced by apoptosis during trophoblast differentiation and proliferation. Increased oxidative stress upregulates placental apoptosis. We have earlier reported increased oxidative stress, lower omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E levels in women with preeclampsia. Current study examines effect of maternal omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E supplementatio...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Younis Ahmad Hajam, Seema RaiAbstractAimsThe present study was designed to ameliorate the integrated efficacy of exogenous melatonin and insulin on tissue biochemical, serological, histopathological architecture and receptor expression of melatonin (MT1, MT2) and insulin receptor (IR) expression against the hepatic injury in diabetic rats. Materials and Method; the rats were randomly allocated into nine different experimental groups. Diabetes was induced by streptozotocin (15mg/kg) for 6 days. Rats having blood glucose level above 250mg/dl w...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
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