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A tertiary sulfonium compound, dimethylsulfoniopropionate in green sea algae, completely suppresses crucial Ehrlich ascites carcinoma in mice.
Anticancer Res.
PUBLISHED: 07-31-2014
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Dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) has been intensively studied in bacteria, plankton, algae and salt-resistant plants to investigate its metabolism and fate in the atmosphere. However, its effects on diseased terrestrial animals have not yet been examined. We have found that DMSP exerts a great healing effect for a variety of inflammatory disorders in rodents. In the present study, effects of single and high concentration of DMSP on terrible Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC) bearing-mice with unavoidable-rapid death were examined.
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Experimental evidence for the thermophilicity of ancestral life.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.
PUBLISHED: 06-17-2013
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Theoretical studies have focused on the environmental temperature of the universal common ancestor of life with conflicting conclusions. Here we provide experimental support for the existence of a thermophilic universal common ancestor. We present the thermal stabilities and catalytic efficiencies of nucleoside diphosphate kinases (NDK), designed using the information contained in predictive phylogenetic trees, that seem to represent the last common ancestors of Archaea and of Bacteria. These enzymes display extreme thermal stabilities, suggesting thermophilic ancestries for Archaea and Bacteria. The results are robust to the uncertainties associated with the sequence predictions and to the tree topologies used to infer the ancestral sequences. Moreover, mutagenesis experiments suggest that the universal ancestor also possessed a very thermostable NDK. Because, as we show, the stability of an NDK is directly related to the environmental temperature of its host organism, our results indicate that the last common ancestor of extant life was a thermophile that flourished at a very high temperature.
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Carcinoma infection and immune systems of Ehrlich ascites carcinoma-bearing mice treated with structurally similar sulfonium compounds.
Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem.
PUBLISHED: 04-22-2011
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The effects of intraperitoneal administration of dimethylsulfonioacetate (DMSA), dimethlsulfoniopropionate (DMSP), and methylmethionine (MeMet) solutions (10 mM each) on the body weights and the hematological parameters (red and white blood cells) of Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC)-bearing mice were examined for up to 10 d. Body weights significantly increased in the EAC-bearing mice treated with and without MeMet in contrast to those with DMSA and DMSP. This increase was attributed to the increased amounts of ascitic fluid. EAC-bearing mice with and without MeMet both showed abnormal values of hematological parameters, while those with DMSA and DMSP exhibited almost normal levels on the 10th day.
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Intrathecal injection of hepatocyte growth factor gene-modified marrow stromal cells attenuates neurologic injury induced by transient spinal cord ischemia in rabbits.
Anesthesiology
PUBLISHED: 10-09-2010
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Our previous studies showed that transfer of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) gene or transplantation of marrow stromal cells (MSCs) remarkably attenuated neurologic injuries after spinal cord ischemia. We sought to investigate a novel neuroprotective strategy of transplantation of human HGF gene-modified MSCs on ischemic spinal cords.
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[Rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis based on the detection of a pulmonary rheumatoid nodule in a patient with Hansens disease].
Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi
PUBLISHED: 02-19-2010
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A 77-year-old man with Hansens disease was referred to our hospital because of a small nodular lesion detected adjacent to the pleura in the right lower lobe (S10) on chest CT. He had lost all ten fingers due to Hansens disease and was using a prosthetic limb after amputation of the right lower leg. Although the patient had an 11-year history of shoulder and back pain and was suspected of having interstitial pneumonia 6 years previously, no detailed examination had been conducted. Bronchoscopy did not yield a definitive diagnosis, and a lung biopsy was performed under thoracoscopic guidance. Histological examination of the resected nodule with colliquative necrosis revealed palisading granulomas with multinucleated giant cells and plasma cell infiltration with formation of lymphoid follicles. Since serum levels of both anti-MMP3 and anti CCP antibodies were elevated, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with rheumatoid lung was diagnosed. Therefore, the nodule was considered a rheumatoid nodule. Since diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis is difficult when lacking characteristic joint manifestations, it is important to include rheumatoid nodules as a differential diagnosis and to measure RA specific autoantibodies, to make a comprehensive diagnosis for non-specific necrotizing granulomas.
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Neuroprotection against spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion injury induced by different ischemic postconditioning methods: roles of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase-Akt and extracellular signal-regulated kinase.
Anesthesiology
PUBLISHED: 11-26-2009
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The authors compared the neuroprotective effects induced by two ischemic postconditioning methods and sought to determine the roles of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase-Akt and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) in this neuroprotection.
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Anticancer effects of a tertiary sulfonium compound, dimethylsulfoniopropionate, in green sea algae on Ehrlich ascites carcinoma-bearing mice.
J. Nutr. Sci. Vitaminol.
PUBLISHED: 11-21-2009
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The saline and dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) solutions at 5, 10 and 20 mM were preliminarily injected intraperitoneally every other day into two control and three DMSP groups of mice (n=8) for 2 wk and thereafter Ehrlich ascites-carcinoma (EAC) cells were peritoneally injected to one control and three DMSP groups of mice, leaving one control group without the EAC injection. Then, the body weight and survival time of all mice were examined over a long rearing time up to 300 d. All EAC-bearing mice, especially the carcinoma control and 5 mM DMSP-carcinoma group mice, rapidly increased their body weights early and then died by day 50 and day 90, respectively. In contrast, the administration of 10 and 20 mM DMSP solutions prolonged the lives of EAC-bearing mice at the survival rate of 50 and 63% respectively up to 300 d without any side effects. Furthermore, the administration of 10 mM DMSP solution proved to activate the delayed-type hypersensitivity of EAC bearing-mice, and the DMSP solutions over the concentrations of 5 to 30 mM to slightly reduce the dead cells in EAC cells on the synthetic medium. Accordingly, the preliminary supplementation of 10 and 20 mM DMSP solutions to EAC-bearing mice was proven to maintain their lives at high survival rates without direct damage to EAC cells for a long time, probably due to the activation of the immune system without any side effects.
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A visual stethoscope to detect the position of the tracheal tube.
Anesth. Analg.
PUBLISHED: 11-20-2009
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Advancing a tracheal tube into the bronchus produces unilateral breath sounds. We created a Visual Stethoscope that allows real-time fast Fourier transformation of the sound signal and 3-dimensional (frequency-amplitude-time) color rendering of the results on a personal computer with simultaneous processing of 2 individual sound signals. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the Visual Stethoscope can detect bronchial intubation in comparison with auscultation.
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Landiolol, an ultra short acting beta1-blocker, improves pulmonary edema after cardiopulmonary resuscitation with epinephrine in rats.
J Anesth
PUBLISHED: 05-13-2009
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Epinephrine is frequently administered as an essential drug for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in clinical situations. Unfortunately, epinephrine elicits unfavorable effects, for example pulmonary edema, both during and after CPR. We hypothesized that administration of landiolol during CPR with epinephrine would reduce the degree of pulmonary edema and improve survival. Therefore using a rat CPR model, we investigated the effect of landiolol with epinephrine on pulmonary and cardiac injury following CPR.
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