Antihypertensive and vasorelaxant effects of Matricaria pubescens in rats.

CONCLUSION: The study illustrates the beneficial action of M. pubescens as an antihypertensive agent. PMID: 31589128 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cardiovascular and Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry - Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiovasc Hematol Agents Med Chem Source Type: research

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Conclusion: Chinese women had a substantially lower risk of venous thromboembolism during pregnancy and the postpartum period compared to that of Caucasians. The occurrence of pregnancy-related venous thromboembolism was largely confined to the early pregnancy period, probably related to the adoption of thromboprophylaxis, a lower rate of Cesarean section, and early mobilization. PMID: 31730677 [PubMed]
Source: Blood Research - Category: Hematology Tags: Blood Res Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Because of its pleiotropic roles in several reproductive events and its association with some life-threatening pathological conditions of pregnancy, bikunin may represent a non-invasive marker for improving follow-up and early diagnosis. Studies showing its usefulness as a drug for reducing the risk of preterm delivery and improving neonatal outcomes have yielded interesting results that deserve to be investigated through further research. PMID: 31728877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Hormones (Athens) Source Type: research
ConclusionsTaken together, these results illustrate a new model in which Purβ functions to regulate the glucagon/ADCY6/cAMP/PKA/CREB signaling pathway to help maintain glucose homeostasis.Graphical abstract
Source: Molecular Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe use of the tesaglitazar-[F7, P34]-NPY conjugate is a promising strategy to make use of the beneficial PPARα/γ effects in adipocytes while potentially omitting adverse-effects in other tissues.Graphical abstract
Source: Molecular Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Here we discuss the major implications of these findings for the association between microorganisms and cancer, and also between some immune pathologies, like autoimmune diseases, and cancer.
Source: Current Cancer Therapy Reviews - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
In this study, silk nanofibrous scaffold (3D) was fabricated by electrospinning and then its biocompatibility and non-toxicity by MTT assay. After that, scaffold supportive effects on human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) differentiation to insulin producing cells (IPCs) was studied at the gene and protein levels. IPCs related genes and proteins were up regulated in electrospun silk group significantly greater than tissue culture plates group (2D). In addition, another part of the results demonstrated that differentiated cells on 2D and 3D groups have great functional properties including C-peptide and insulin secr...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Neurochemistry InternationalAuthor(s): W. Zhong, N.A. DarmaniAbstractGlycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK-3) is a constitutively active multifunctional serine-threonine kinase which is involved in diverse physiological processes. GSK-3 has been implicated in a wide range of diseases including neurodegeneration, inflammation, diabetes and cancer. GSK-3 is a downstream target for protein kinase B (Akt) which phosphorylates GSK-3 and suppresses its activity. Based upon our preliminary findings, we postulated Akt's involvement in emesis. The aim of this study was to investi...
Source: Neurochemistry International - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Trends in Food Science &TechnologyAuthor(s): Ryoiti KiyamaAbstractBackgroundGreen tea is produced from the tea plant Camellia sinensis without fermentation, and contains characteristic constituents, which are associated with health-promoting effects such as physiological, immunological, neurological and psychological effects, and protective effects against diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Catechins, such as catechin, epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin-3-O-gallate and epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate, and other green tea consti...
Source: Trends in Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2019Source: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, Volume 26, Issue 7Author(s): Atef M. Al-Attar, Fawziah A. AlsalmiAbstractMedicinal plants have always been an important source of new alternative effective compounds for human therapy. Currently, there are many of scientific evidences indicate that the medicinal plants contain a lot of hypoglycemic chemical compounds. The purpose of the present study was to determine the influence of olive leaves extract on hepatorenal injury in diabetic male rats. Experimental diabetes was induced by streptozotocin (STZ). The levels of serum glucose, alanine amin...
Source: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: PeptidesAuthor(s): Dipak Sarnobat, R. Charlotte Moffett, Victor A. Gault, Neil Tanday, Frank Reimann, Fiona M. Gribble, Peter R. Flatt, Nigel IrwinAbstractEnzyme-resistant long-acting forms of the gut-derived peptide hormones, glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP), xenin and oxyntomodulin (Oxm) have been generated, and exert beneficial effects on diabetes control and pancreatic islet architecture. The current study has employed alpha-cell lineage tracing in GluCreERT2;ROSA26-eYFP transgenic mice to investigate the extent to which these positive pancrea...
Source: Peptides - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
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