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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880097

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OBJECTIVE@#To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of domestic imatinib (made in China) in patients with newly diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia chronic phase(CML-CP).@*METHODS@#Fifty-seven newly diagnosed CML-CP patients who did not receive any other anti-CML treatment were treated by domestic imatinib 400 mg once a day. The hematological, cytogenetic and molecular reactions and safety were observed and evaluated after 3, 6 and 12 months of treatment.@*RESULTS@#Fifty-six patients were treated for ≥3 and 6 months, among which 50 patients were treated for ≥12 months. After 3 months of treatment, 49 patients underwent hematological examination, 47 patients (95.9%) achieved complete hematological response (CHR), 49 patients underwent cytogenetic examination, 39 patients (79.6%) achieved major cytogenetic response (MCyR), and 12 patients (24.5%) achieved complete cytogenetic response (CCyR). 49 patients underwent the level of BCR-ABL test, including 41 patients (83.7%) with BCR-ABL@*CONCLUSION@#In the real world, Domestics imatinib mesylate is effective and safe in the treatment of newly diagnosed CML-CP patients, but long-term follow-up data are still necessary to verify its long-term efficacy.


Subject(s)
Antineoplastic Agents/therapeutic use , Benzamides/therapeutic use , China , Fusion Proteins, bcr-abl/genetics , Humans , Imatinib Mesylate/therapeutic use , Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive/drug therapy , Piperazines , Pyrimidines/therapeutic use , Treatment Outcome
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-828505

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the effects of blocking the activation of ERK pathway on the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and the formation of cerebral edema in SD rats after brain injury.@*METHODS@#Ninety SD rats were randomly divided into 3 equal groups, including a sham-operated group, modified Feeney's traumatic brain injury model group, and ERK inhibition group where the ERK inhibitor SCH772984 (500 μg/kg) was injected via the femoral vein 15 min before brain trauma. At 2 h and 2 days after brain trauma, the permeability of blood-brain barrier was assessed by Evans blue method, the water content of the brain tissue was determined, and the phosphorylation level of ERK and the expression level of MMP-9 mRNA and protein were measured by RT-PCR and Western blotting.@*RESULTS@#Compared with the sham-operated group, the rats with brain trauma exhibited significantly increased level of ERK phosphorylation at 2 h and significantly increased expression of MMP-9 mRNA and protein 2 days after the injury ( < 0.01). Treatment with the ERK inhibitor significantly decreased the phosphorylation level of ERK after the injury ( < 0.01), suppressed over-expression of MMP-9 mRNA and protein 2 days after the injury ( < 0.01). The permeability of blood-brain barrier increased significantly 2 h after brain trauma ( < 0.05) and increased further at 2 days ( < 0.01); the water content of the brain did not change significantly at 2 h ( > 0.05) but increased significantly 2 d after the injury ( < 0.01). Treatment with the ERK inhibitor significantly lowered the permeability of blood-brain barrier and brain water content after brain trauma ( < 0.01).@*CONCLUSIONS@#Blocking the activation of ERK pathway significantly reduced the over-expression of MMP-9 and alleviates the damage of blood-brain barrier and traumatic brain edema, suggesting that ERK signaling pathway plays an important role in traumatic brain edema by regulating the expression of MMP-9.


Subject(s)
Animals , Brain Edema , Drug Therapy , Brain Injuries, Traumatic , Drug Therapy , Gene Expression Regulation, Enzymologic , Indazoles , Pharmacology , Therapeutic Uses , MAP Kinase Signaling System , Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 , Genetics , Piperazines , Pharmacology , Therapeutic Uses , Protein Kinase Inhibitors , Pharmacology , Therapeutic Uses , Random Allocation , Rats , Rats, Sprague-Dawley
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-826687

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OBJECTIVE@#To evaluate the clinical effect of filiform fire needling on moderate and severe pain in advanced cancer.@*METHODS@#A total of 66 patients with moderate and severe pain in advanced cancer were randomly divided into an observation group (34 cases, 4 cases dropped off) and a control group (32 cases, 2 cases dropped off). The two groups were treated with oral analgesics continuously for 4 weeks. The moderate pain patients was given bucinnazine hydrochloride tablets (starting at 30 mg, once every 6 hours, increasing by 30%-50% until the titration volume was reached), and the severe pain patients were given oxycodone hydrochloride sustained-release tablets (starting at 20 mg every 12 hours and increasing by 25%-50% until the titration volume was reached). The observation group was cooperated with filiform fire needling at point, Zusanli (ST 36), Liangqiu (ST 34), Qihai (CV 6), Guanyuan(CV 4), Quchi (LI 11) and Waiguan (TE 5) once every other day for 4 weeks. The changes of numerical rating scales (NRS) scores were observed in both groups before and after treatment, and the amount of analgesics and the incidence of adverse reactions were recorded. The clinical effects in the two groups were evaluated.@*RESULTS@#The effective rate was 90.0% (27/30) in the observation group, which was higher than 66.7% (20/30) in the control group (<0.05). After treatment, the NRS scores of both groups were lower than those before treatment (<0.05), and the reducing degree in the observation group was larger than that in the control group (<0.05). The average dosage of bunarizine hydrochloride tablets and oxycodone hydrochloride sustained release tablets to titration volume in the observation group was less than that in the control group (<0.05). The incidence of adverse reactions was 23.3% (28/120) in the observation group, which was lower than 44.2% (53/120) in the control group (<0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#Filiform fire needling can alleviate pain symptoms of patients with moderate and severe pain in advanced cancer, reduce the amount of analgesics, and decrease the incidence of adverse reactions.


Subject(s)
Acupuncture Points , Acupuncture Therapy , Analgesics , Therapeutic Uses , Cancer Pain , Therapeutics , Humans , Neoplasms , Therapeutics , Oxycodone , Therapeutic Uses , Pain Management , Piperazines , Therapeutic Uses , Treatment Outcome
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880803

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the effect of palbociclib on cell cycle progression and proliferation of human renal tubular epithelial cells.@*METHODS@#Human renal tubular epithelial cell line HK-2 was treated with 1, 5, 10, and 20 μmol/L of palbociclib, and the changes in cell proliferation and viability were examined by cell counting and CCK8 assay. EDU staining was used to assess the proliferation of HK-2 cells following palbiciclib treatment at different concentrations for 5 days. The effect of palbociclib on cell cycle distribution of HK-2 cells was evaluated using flow cytometry. SA-β-Gal staining and C12FDG senescence staining were used to detect senescence phenotypes of HK-2 cells after palbociclib treatment at different concentrations for 5 days. The relative mRNA expression levels of P16, P21, and P53 and the genes associated with senescence-related secretion phenotypes were detected by RT-PCR, and the protein expressions of P16, P21 and P53 were detected by Western blotting.@*RESULTS@#Palbociclib inhibited HK-2 cell proliferation and induced cell cycle arrest in G1 phase. Compared with the control cells, HK-2 cells treated with high-dose (10 μmol/L) palbociclib exhibited significantly suppressed cell proliferation activity, and the inhibitory effect was the most obvious on day 5 (@*CONCLUSIONS@#Palbociclib induces HK-2 cell senescence by causing cell growth arrest and delaying cell cycle progression.


Subject(s)
Cell Cycle , Cell Cycle Checkpoints , Cellular Senescence , Epithelial Cells , Humans , Piperazines/pharmacology , Pyridines/pharmacology , Tumor Suppressor Protein p53/genetics
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1826-1830, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879978

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the regulatory effects of Olaparib on natural killer cell activating receptor (NKG2D) ligands expression on human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cell line HL-60, and to explore the molecular mechanism of Olaparib on HL-60 cells.@*METHODS@#After HL-60 cells in logarithmic growth phase were treated with Olaparib at different concentrations for different times (24, 48 h), the expression of NKG2D ligand on the surface of HL-60 cells was detected by flow cytometry. Western blot was used to dectect the expression of ERK expression in HL-60 cells. The killing effect of NK cells to HL-60 cells was detected by CFSE/PI method.@*RESULTS@#10 μmol/L Olaparib could upregulate the expression of NKG2D ligand on the surface of HL-60 cell at 24 and 48 hours, while 5 μmol/L Olaparib could induce up-regulation of the expression of ULBP-2 and ULBP-3 at 48 hours. Western blot analysis showed that ERK phosphorylation of HL-60 cells was enhanced after treating with Olaparib. The killing effect of NK cells to HL-60 cells could be enhanced by Olaparib, however, ERK inhibitor could suppress the killing effect of NK cells to HL-60 cells.@*CONCLUSION@#Olaparib can upregulate NKG2D ligands expression on the surface of HL-60 cells and enhance the cytotoxicity of NK cell to HL-60 cells. The mechanism may be related to Olaparib promoting ERK phosphorylation expression.


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Cell Line, Tumor , Cytotoxicity, Immunologic , HL-60 Cells , Histocompatibility Antigens Class I , Humans , Ligands , NK Cell Lectin-Like Receptor Subfamily K , Phthalazines , Piperazines , Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase Inhibitors
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1749-1753, 2019.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-781402

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the effect of BAX gene deletion on the sensitivity of BCR-ABL-induced B-ALL cells of mice to imatinib and the related mechanism.@*METHODS@#The target gene-knock out (BAX) mice were used as bone marrow cell donors; the wild type bone marrow cells(B6BM) and BAX bone marrow cells(B6BM-BAX) of mice were transfected by using reverse transcription virus, then the BCR-ABL transfected B6BM cells and B6BM-BAX cells were treated with imatinib at different concentration (0,0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 μmol/L) for 48 hours. The number of viable cells was detected by trypan blue, the flow cytometry was used to detect the cell apoptosis, the Western blot was used to detect the changes of BAX, Caspase expression.@*RESULTS@#In BCR-ABL transfected bone marrow cells treated with imatinib, the numbers of viable cells of BAX deletion group was significantly higher than that of wild type groups with statristcal difference(P<0.05), and effect- and dose-dependency(r=-0.9533 for BAX deletion group, and r=-0.9812 for wild type group). The flow cytometry showed that the cell apoptosis in BAX deletion group signifincantly decreased, compared with wild type group(P<0.05). The Western blot showed that the expression of apoptotic protein Caspase 3 in BAX deletion group was significantly higher than that in wild type group(P<0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#BAX deletion can reduce the sensitivity of BCR-ABL-induced B-ALL cells to imatinib.


Subject(s)
Animals , Apoptosis , Drug Resistance, Neoplasm , Fusion Proteins, bcr-abl , Gene Deletion , Imatinib Mesylate , Mice , Piperazines , Precursor B-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma , Genetics , bcl-2-Associated X Protein
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Cad. Saúde Pública (Online) ; 35(9): e00115518, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1039422

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Abstract: We evaluated adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and its associated factors according to the type of regimen in patients initiating treatment in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. We measured adherence using the eight items Morisky Therapeutic Adhesion Scale (MMAS-8) and compared the use of "backbone" tenofovir/lamivudine plus efavirenz one tablet once-daily (STR) or dolutegravir in multi-tablet once-daily (MTR-DTG), or other multi-tablet regimens (MTR-other). We conducted a multivariate logistic regression analysis to address factors associated with adherence. A total of 393 patients were included, 254 used STR, 106 MTR-DTG, and 33 MTR-other. The overall adhesion rate was 44.8% (95%CI: 39.4; 50.1), 50% for MTR-DTG, 43.3% for STR and 39.4% for MTR-other. Multivariate analysis showed a higher chance of adherence among patients using MTR-DTG, those who received and understood counseling about their treatment and with a higher quality of life. Prior use of illicit drugs in the lifetime was associated with poorer adherence. Overall adherence was low, highlighting the need for strategies focusing on counseling about medicines and substance use. Pill burden was not an issue for patients using MTR-DTG once-daily, who achieved better results.


Resumo: Avaliamos a adesão à terapia antirretroviral (TARV) e fatores associados de acordo com o tipo de esquema em pacientes no início do tratamento em Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil. Mensuramos a adesão com a Escala de Adesão Terapêutica de Morisky, de oito itens (MMAS-8), e comparamos o uso de tenofovir/lamivudina com efavirenz, um comprimido uma vez ao dia (STR), ou dolutegravir em múltiplos comprimidos uma vez ao dia (MTR-DTG), com outros esquemas com múltiplos comprimidos ao dia (MTR-outros). Conduzimos uma análise de regressão logística multivariada para avaliar os fatores associados à adesão. Foram incluídos 393 pacientes: 254 em uso de STR, 106 MTR-DTG e 33 MTR-outros. A taxa global de adesão foi 44,8% (IC95%: 39,4; 50,1), sendo 50% para MTR-DTG, 43,3% para STR e 39,4% para MTR-outros. A análise multivariada mostrou chances maiores de adesão em pacientes em uso de MTR-DTG, pacientes que haviam recebido e compreendido o aconselhamento sobre o tratamento e pacientes com melhor qualidade de vida. Uso anterior de drogas ilícitas em qualquer período da vida está associada à pior adesão. A adesão global foi baixa, enfatizando a necessidade de estratégias focadas no aconselhamento sobre medicamentos e uso de drogas. A quantidade de comprimidos não foi um problema para pacientes em uso de MTR-DTG uma vez ao dia, os quais alcançaram melhores taxas de adesão.


Resumen: Evaluamos la adherencia a la terapia antirretroviral altamente activa (TARAA) y sus factores asociados, según el tipo de tratamiento en pacientes que comenzaron su tratamiento en Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil. La adherencia se mensuró por la Escala de Adhesión Terapéutica de Morisky, de ocho ítems (MMAS-8), y se comparó el uso del "eje" tenofovir/lamivudina, además de un comprimido de efavirenz una vez al día (STR) o dolutegravir con varios comprimidos una vez al día (MTR-DTG), u otros tratamientos con múltiples comprimidos (MTR-otros). Se realizó un análisis multivariado de regresión logística para evaluar los factores asociados a la adherencia. Se incluyeron un total de 393 pacientes, 254 usaron STR, 106 MTR-DTG, y 33 MTR-Otros. La tasa de adherencia general fue de un 44,8% (95%CI: 39,4; 50,1), 50% en el MTR-DTG, 43,3% en el STR y 39,4% en el MTR-otros. El análisis multivariado mostró una probabilidad más alta de adherencia entre pacientes usando MTR-DTG, quienes recibieron y comprendieron las orientaciones acerca de sus tratamientos y los que disfrutaban de una calidad mejor de vida. El consumo previo de drogas ilícitas a lo largo de la vida estuvo asociado con una adherencia más escasa. La adherencia general fue baja y resalta la necesidad de estrategias que se enfoquen en brindar orientación sobre el uso de la medicación y de sustancias. El número de comprimidos no fue un problema para los pacientes que tomaban MTR-DTG una vez al día, que obtuvieron mejores resultados.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adult , HIV Infections/drug therapy , HIV Integrase Inhibitors/administration & dosage , Anti-Retroviral Agents/therapeutic use , Medication Adherence/statistics & numerical data , Heterocyclic Compounds, 3-Ring/administration & dosage , Oxazines , Piperazines , Pyridones , Quality of Life , Brazil , Viral Load , Educational Status , Self Report
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-690976

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<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To explore the individualized treatment for patient with chronic phase chronic myeloid leukemia(CML-CP).</p><p><b>METHODS</b>The clinical data and treatment process of one CML-CP patient which intolerated to nilotinib were analyzed.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>Nilotinib was given to the patient once the diagnosis of CML-CP was set. Although major molecular remission (MMR) and complete cytogenetic remission (CCyR) were obtained during treatment for 3 months, a grade 3-4 hepatotoxicity appeared in the course of treatment.With drug reduction and symptomatic treatment, nilotinib was discontinued after 3 withdrawals and replaced with imatinib in January 11, 2015. The patients achieved MMR and CCyR at 7 months after imatinib replacement. At present, the patient tolerated well without any adverse events.</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>Imatinib can be used as a second-line treatment drug for CML patients who was intolerant to nilotinib, and with less adverts, good effect and so on.</p>


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Antineoplastic Agents , Benzamides , Drug Resistance, Neoplasm , Humans , Imatinib Mesylate , Leukemia, Myelogenous, Chronic, BCR-ABL Positive , Piperazines , Protein Kinase Inhibitors , Pyrimidines , Treatment Outcome
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-772605

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OBJECTIVE@#: To investigate the effect of nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) inhibitor FK866 on the migration of human non-small cell cancer A549 cells and related mechanism.@*METHODS@#: The inhibition effect of FK866 on A549 cells was tested by MTT assay. A549 cells were treated with 1.0 and 10.0 nmol/L FK866, and the cell migration was evaluated by modified wound scratch assay. The mRNA expression of E-cadherin and vimentin was detected by real-time RT-PCR, and the expression of ERK1/2 and pERK1/2 was determined by Western blotting.@*RESULTS@#: FK866 inhibited the proliferation of A549 cells in a time-and concentration-dependent manner; after treatment for 72 h, the IC of FK866 was 9.55 nmol/L. When 1.0 nmol/L or 10.0 nmol/L FK866 was continuously applied 48 h before and 48 h after a scratch was made in wound scratch assay, the migration of A549 cells was significantly inhibited. However, when the FK866 was applied only 48 h after the scratch, the migration of A549 cells was inhibited by 10.0 nmol/L but not by 1.0 nmol/L FK866. The mRNA expression of E-cadherin and vimentin, and the activated ERK1/2 were significantly increased after 1.0 nmol/L FK866 treatment for 72 h. The pretreatment with nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) precursor nicotinamide mononucleotide(1.0 mmol/L) or ERK1/2 inhibitor U0126 (10.0 μmol/L) reversed the up-regulation of E-cadherin and vimentin expression induced by FK866.@*CONCLUSIONS@#s: Low concentration of FK866 decreases the migration of A549 cells through the inhibition of NAD level, activation of ERK1/2 and up-regulation of E-cadherin expression. However, it also up-regulates the expression of vimentin, indicating that it may have dual effects on the migration of tumor cells.


Subject(s)
A549 Cells , Cadherins , Genetics , Cell Movement , Gene Expression Regulation , Humans , Morpholines , Pharmacology , Neurokinin-1 Receptor Antagonists , Pharmacology , Nicotinamide Phosphoribosyltransferase , Piperazines , Pharmacology , Vimentin , Genetics
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Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer ; (12): 375-382, 2018.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-776307

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BACKGROUND@#Angiogenesis is an important process in the development of tumor. PD 0332991, a cell cycle inhibitor, can specifically inhibit CD4/6 phosphorylation and cell cycle progression. In xeongraft mice models, PD 0332991 treated mice had significantly decreased angiogenesis and vascular density compared with the control group, but the mechanism remains unknown. The purpose of this study is to investigate the role and molecular mechanism of PD 0332991 on vascular endothelial cells.@*METHODS@#EA.hy926 cells, a kind of vascular endothelial cell, were used as the research model. The effects of PD 0332991 on the activity and proliferation of EA.hy926 cells were detected by the MTT, EdU assays. Wound-healing assays and transwell assays were used to determine the effects of PD 0332991 on the mobility of EA.hy926. The influence of PD 0332991 on cell cycle and apoptosis of endothelial cells was tested by flow cytometry, and the Western blot was applied to observe the expression of cell cycle related proteins in EA.hy926 cells treated by PD 0332991.@*RESULTS@#PD 0332991 significantly inhibited the proliferation and mobility of EA.hy926 cells, caused cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. At the same time, PD 0332991 inhibited the expression of CDK4/6 and phosphorylation of Rb, and thus inhibited the cell cycle progression of EA.hy926 cells.@*CONCLUSIONS@#PD 0332991 can inhibit the proliferation and activity of endothelial cells and induces apoptosis.


Subject(s)
Angiogenesis Inhibitors , Pharmacology , Animals , Apoptosis , Cell Line, Tumor , Cell Proliferation , Cell Survival , Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 4 , Genetics , Metabolism , Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 6 , Genetics , Metabolism , Endothelial Cells , Cell Biology , Metabolism , Humans , Lung Neoplasms , Drug Therapy , Genetics , Metabolism , Mice , Piperazines , Pharmacology , Pyridines , Pharmacology
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Braz. J. Pharm. Sci. (Online) ; 53(1): e15237, 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-839448

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Abstract In the study presented here, a new series of 2-furyl(4-{4-[(substituted)sulfonyl]benzyl}-1-piperazinyl)methanone derivatives was targeted. The synthesis was initiated by the treatment of different secondary amines (1a-h) with 4-bromomethylbenzenesulfonyl chloride (2) to obtain various 1-{[4-(bromomethyl)phenyl]sulfonyl}amines (3a-h). 2-Furyl(1-piperazinyl)methanone (2-furoyl-1-piperazine; 4) was then dissolved in acetonitrile, with the addition of K2CO3, and the mixture was refluxed for activation. This activated molecule was further treated with equi-molar amounts of 3a-h to form targeted 2-furyl(4-{4-[(substituted)sulfonyl]benzyl}-1-piperazinyl)methanone derivatives (5a-h) in the same reaction set up. The structure confirmation of all the synthesized compounds was carried out by EI-MS, IR and 1H-NMR spectral analysis. The compounds showed good enzyme inhibitory activity. Compound 5h showed excellent inhibitory effect against acetyl- and butyrylcholinesterase with respective IC50 values of 2.91±0.001 and 4.35±0.004 µM, compared to eserine, a reference standard with IC50 values of 0.04±0.0001 and 0.85±0.001 µM, respectively, against these enzymes. All synthesized molecules were active against almost all Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial strains tested. The cytotoxicity of the molecules was also checked to determine their utility as possible therapeutic agents.


Subject(s)
Computer Simulation/statistics & numerical data , Anti-Infective Agents/analysis , Piperazines/analysis , Complement Hemolytic Activity Assay , Cholinesterases/pharmacology
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Yonsei Medical Journal ; : 105-113, 2017.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-65056

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PURPOSE: Urapidil is putatively effective for patients with hypertension and acute heart failure, although randomized controlled trials thereon are lacking. We investigated the efficacy and safety of intravenous urapidil relative to that of nitroglycerin in older patients with hypertension and heart failure in a randomized controlled trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients (>60 y) with hypertension and heart failure were randomly assigned to receive intravenous urapidil (n=89) or nitroglycerin (n=91) for 7 days. Hemodynamic parameters, cardiac function, and safety outcomes were compared. RESULTS: Patients in the urapidil group had significantly lower mean systolic blood pressure (110.1±6.5 mm Hg) than those given nitroglycerin (126.4±8.1 mm Hg, p=0.022), without changes in heart rate. Urapidil was associated with improved cardiac function as reflected by lower N terminal-pro B type natriuretic peptide after 7 days (3311.4±546.1 ng/mL vs. 4879.1±325.7 ng/mL, p=0.027) and improved left ventricular ejection fraction (62.2±3.4% vs. 51.0±2.4%, p=0.032). Patients given urapidil had fewer associated adverse events, specifically headache (p=0.025) and tachycardia (p=0.004). The one-month rehospitalization and all-cause mortality rates were similar. CONCLUSION: Intravenous administration of urapidil, compared with nitroglycerin, was associated with better control of blood pressure and preserved cardiac function, as well as fewer adverse events, for elderly patients with hypertension and acute heart failure.


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Acute Disease , Aged , Antihypertensive Agents/administration & dosage , Blood Pressure/drug effects , Cause of Death , Female , Heart Failure/drug therapy , Heart Rate/drug effects , Hemodynamics , Humans , Hypertension/drug therapy , Injections, Intravenous , Male , Middle Aged , Natriuretic Peptide, Brain/blood , Nitroglycerin/administration & dosage , Peptide Fragments/blood , Piperazines/administration & dosage , Ventricular Function, Left/drug effects
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Int. j. morphol ; 34(2): 533-540, June 2016. ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-787033

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Sildenafil is widely used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction with few studies are available on the protective role of propolis against its reproductive toxicity. The present study aims to investigate the hormonal biochemical and histomorphometric alterations induced in the testicular tissues by sildenafil overdoses. Four groups of rabbits were exposed to sildenafil with or without propolis as follows: Group I received the formulated vehicle, Group II received sildenafil (3 mg/kg), Group III received propolis (50 mg/kg), Group IV received sildenafil plus propolis. Sildenafil lowered body weight gain, testosterone and follicular stimulating hormone concentration but increased testis index while luteinizing hormone was almost not affected. Moreover, sildenafil treated rabbits showed degenerative seminiferous tubules and disturbance of spermatogenesis together with spermatocytes sloughing and nuclear alterations. Exposure to sildenafil plus propolis ameliorated tubular alterations, spermatogenesis disturbances, hormonal levels changes and partially protected spermatocytes from morphological nuclear alterations but could not ameliorate the effect on the body weight gain and testis index. The findings of the present work may indicate that propolis can ameliorate partially the reproductive toxicity induced by sildenafil overdoses with more need for further studies on the adverse effect of these doses on the other vital organs.


El sildenafil es un medicamento ampliamente utilizado para el tratamiento de la disfunción eréctil y existen pocos estudios disponibles referente a la función protectora del propóleo contra su toxicidad reproductiva. El objetivo fue investigar las alteraciones hormonales, bioquímicas e histomorfométricas, inducidas en los tejidos testiculares por sobredosis de sildenafil. Cuatro grupos de conejos fueron expuestos a sildenafil con o sin propóleo de la siguiente manera: grupo I recibió el sildenafil formulado, grupo II recibió sildenafil (3 mg/kg), grupo III recibió propóleo (50 mg/kg) y el grupo IV recibió sildenafil más propóleo. El sildenafil redujo el peso corporal, la testosterona y la concentración de la hormona foliculoestimulante, sin embargo, se observó un aumento del índice testicular mientras que la hormona luteinizante casi no se vio afectada. Por otra parte, los conejos tratados con sildenafil mostraron degeneración de los túbulos seminíferos, trastornos de la espermatogénesis y alteraciones nucleares de los espermatocitos. Con el uso de sildenafil más propóleo fue posible disminuir las alteraciones de los túbulos seminíferos, los trastornos de la espermatogénesis y los niveles de cambios hormonales; los espermatocitos fueron protegidos parcialmente de alteraciones nucleares morfológicas, pero no pudo mejorar el efecto de aumento de peso corporal e índice testicular. Los resultados indican que el propóleo puede aliviar, en parte, la toxicidad en la reproducción inducida por sobredosis de sildenafil. No obstante, existe la necesidad de realizar más estudios sobre los efectos adversos de estas dosis en otros órganos vitales.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rabbits , Organ Size/drug effects , Piperazines/poisoning , Propolis/pharmacology , Sulfones/poisoning , Testicular Diseases/prevention & control , Testis/pathology , Body Weight , Drug Overdose , Purines , Seminiferous Tubules/drug effects , Seminiferous Tubules/pathology , Sildenafil Citrate/poisoning , Spermatogenesis/drug effects , Testis/drug effects , Testosterone/blood
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Int. j. morphol ; 34(2): 570-574, June 2016. ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-787038

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Sildenafil is a strong peripheral vasodilator and is used to treat cardiovascular and neurosurgery. The purpose of this study was to investigate the immunohistochemical and ultrastructural effects of sildenafil on dental pulp of rats. The study was performed with adult female Wistar-Albino rats. Control group (n= 7) were fed on standard laboratory diet until surgery. The study group (n= 7) were administered sildenafil orally with orogastric tube 10 mg·kg-1 once a day for 30 days. Each rat was anesthetized and incisor teeth were removed. This study examined the immunohistochemical and ultrastructural effects of sildenafil on the dental pulp in rats. The relaxation from the vessel, endothelial cell hyperplasia, moderate degeneration of collagen fibers were observed to cause degenerative changes in odontoblast with sildenafil. In the pulp tissue long-term use sildenafil is thought to cause degeneration and new vessel formation.


El sildenafil es un vasodilatador periférico importante y se utiliza para tratar enfermedades cardiovasculares y en neurocirugía. El propósito de este estudio fue investigar los efectos inmunohistoquímicos y ultraestructurales del sildenafil sobre la pulpa dental de ratas. El estudio se realizó con ratas Wistar albinas, hembras adultas. El grupo de control (n= 7) fue alimentado con una dieta estándar de laboratorio hasta que se realizó la cirugía. El grupo de estudio (n= 7) fue tratado con sildenafil por vía oral y sonda orogástrica 10 mg·kg-1 una vez al día durante 30 días. Cada rata fue anestesiada y se extrajeron los dientes incisivos. Se examinaron los efectos inmunohistoquímicos y ultraestructurales del sildenafil sobre la pulpa dentaria. Con la administración de sildenafil se observó la relajación de los vasos, la hiperplasia de las células endoteliales y una degeneración moderada de fibras colágenas causando cambios degenerativos en los odontoblastos. En el tejido pulpar, el uso de sildenafil a largo plazo puede causar la degeneración y neoformación de vasos.


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Humans , Female , Rats , Dental Pulp/drug effects , Dental Pulp/ultrastructure , Phosphodiesterase 5 Inhibitors/administration & dosage , Piperazines/administration & dosage , Immunohistochemistry , Purines , Rats, Wistar , Sildenafil Citrate , Sulfones
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J. appl. oral sci ; 24(3): 218-222, graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: lil-787544

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ABSTRACT The most recently identified serotonin (5-HT) receptor is the 5-HT7 receptor. The antinociceptive effects of a 5-HT7 receptor agonist have been shown in neuropathic and inflammatory animal models of pain. A recent study demonstrated the functional expression of 5-HT7 receptors in the substantia gelatinosa (SG) of the trigeminal subnucleus caudalis, which receives and processes orofacial nociceptive inputs. Objective To investigate the antinociceptive effects of pharmacological activation of 5-HT7 receptors on orofacial pain in mice. Material and Methods Nociception was evaluated by using an orofacial formalin test in male Balb-C mice. Selective 5-HT7 receptor agonists, LP 44 and LP 211 (1, 5, and 10 mg/kg), were given intraperitoneally 30 min prior to a formalin injection. A bolus of 10 µl of 4% subcutaneous formalin was injected into the upper lip of mice and facial grooming behaviors were monitored. The behavioral responses consisted of two distinct periods, the early phase corresponding to acute pain (Phase I: 0–12 min) and the late phase (Phase II: 12–30 min). Results LP 44 and LP 211 (1, 5, and 10 mg/kg) produced an analgesic effect with reductions in face rubbing time in both Phase I and Phase II of the formalin test. Conclusion Our results suggest that 5-HT7 receptor agonists may be promising analgesic drugs in the treatment of orofacial pain.


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Animals , Male , Mice , Piperazines/therapeutic use , Facial Pain/drug therapy , Receptors, Serotonin , Serotonin Receptor Agonists/therapeutic use , Analgesics/therapeutic use , Substantia Gelatinosa/drug effects , Time Factors , Trigeminal Nerve/drug effects , Facial Pain/chemically induced , Reproducibility of Results , Treatment Outcome , Disease Models, Animal , Dose-Response Relationship, Drug , Formaldehyde , Mice, Inbred BALB C
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Clinics ; 71(1): 5-9, Jan. 2016. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-771945

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the therapeutic effects of two selective GABA-A agonists, zopiclone and eszopiclone, in the treatment of insomnia. METHODS: This study comprised a phase III, single-center, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, parallel-group, non-inferiority trial. Patients were randomized to receive zopiclone 7.5 mg or eszopiclone 3 mg, both orally, for four weeks. In total, 199 patients were evaluated during two visits and then followed for at least six weeks. The primary endpoint was the Insomnia Severity Index after four weeks of treatment. Secondary endpoints were obtained through polysomnography data, including total sleep time, sleep latency and sleep efficiency. The frequency of adverse events was also analyzed. ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01100164. RESULTS: The primary efficacy analysis demonstrated the non-inferiority of eszopiclone over zopiclone. Analysis of objective parameters assessed by polysomnography showed that eszopiclone increased total sleep time and also improved sleep efficiency. The safety profile of both study treatments was similar and the most common events reported in both groups were dysgeusia, headache, dizziness, irritability and nausea. Adverse events were observed in 223 patients, 109 (85.2%) in the eszopiclone group and 114 (87.7%) in the zopiclone group. CONCLUSION: Based on the Insomnia Severity Index at the end of four weeks of treatment, eszopiclone demonstrated efficacy comparable to that of zopiclone in the treatment of insomnia, increasing total sleep time as well as sleep efficiency according to polysomnography.


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Adult , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Young Adult , Azabicyclo Compounds/therapeutic use , Eszopiclone/therapeutic use , Hypnotics and Sedatives/therapeutic use , Piperazines/therapeutic use , Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders/drug therapy , Azabicyclo Compounds/adverse effects , Double-Blind Method , Dysgeusia/chemically induced , Eszopiclone/adverse effects , Headache/chemically induced , Hypnotics and Sedatives/adverse effects , Polysomnography , Piperazines/adverse effects , Treatment Outcome
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-360012

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<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To investigate the role of p53 on ran transcription in myeloma cells.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>Using real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR, the ran transcription level was measured in 8 human myeloma cell lines such as OPM-2, RPMI-8226, U-266, KAS6/1, ANML-6, H-929, MM1.S and MOLP-8. The ran transcription level and P53 expression were detected by Q-PCR in MM1.S treated with Nutlin-3a for 24, 48 and 72 hours, respectively. The Western blot was used to detect the expression levels of ran and P53 proteins, and ran expression level after transfection of MM1.S cells using different concentration of plasmids which express the P53 luciferase reporter.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>H-929 and MM1.S cells showed the highest ran transcription level among the above-mentioned 8 cell lines (P<0.05). After treatment with Nutlin-3a, ran transcription level in MM1.S cells decreased (P<0.05), (r=-1.00, P=0.04) and P53 expression increased (r=1.00, P=0.06) in time-dependence manner. The detection by p53 luciferase reporter showed that the ran transcription decreased and the plasmid increased to 25 ng (P<0.05).</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>This study demonstrated that ran is a target gene regulated by P53 in myeloma cells for the first time.</p>


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Cell Line, Tumor , Humans , Imidazoles , Pharmacology , Multiple Myeloma , Genetics , Metabolism , Piperazines , Pharmacology , Tumor Suppressor Protein p53 , Genetics , Metabolism , ran GTP-Binding Protein , Genetics , Metabolism
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-303949

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<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To investigate the factors which may influence the imatinib plasma concentration in Chinese patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumor(GIST), and to illuminate the significance of monitoring imatinib plasma concentration in adjuvant therapy for patients with GIST.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>A cross-sectional study with 60 GIST patients who accepted the imatinib therapy after surgery was conducted. They were respectively administrated in 10 domestic hospitals from December 2014 to April 2016, including The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University(n=28), The Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University(n=9), The Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical College(n=6), Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital(n=5), The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University (n=2), Jingling Hospital (n=2), The Second People's Hospital of Lianyungang(n=2), Shandong Provincial Hospital(n=2), Jiangsu Province Tumor Hospital(n=2), and The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University(n=2). Some specific time points for collecting blood sample before and after taking imatinib were determined, then liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was used for monitoring imatinib plasma concentration in patients with GIST. Linear regression analysis was used for the correlation analysis of imatinib plasma concentration with dosage, clinicopathologic feature and side effect.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>Patients who could not tolerate 400 mg imatinib per day(n=3) received 300 mg per day. There was no significant difference in imatinib plasma concentration between patients with 300 mg and those with 400 mg imatinib(n=53)(P=0.527). However, the imatinib plasma concentration in patients with 600 mg imatinib per day (n=4) was significantly higher as compared to those with 400 mg(P=0.000). Linear regression analysis indicated a negative correlation between the imatinib plasma concentration in patients with 400mg imatinib per day for 90 days continuously and body surface area(R=0.074, P=0.035), but no significant correlations of with age, creatinine clearance and serum albumin concentration were observed (all P>0.05). The differences in imatinib plasma concentration were not statistically significant between patients of different gender and those taking proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) or not (both P>0.05). Difference in imatinib plasma concentration between patients with different surgery was significant (P=0.026). Compared to patients who underwent wedge resection, enterectomy and other surgeries, the imatinib plasma concentration of patients with subtotal gastrectomy or total gastrectomy decreased significantly (all P<0.05). After 90 days of taking imatinib continuously, linear regression analysis revealed a negative correlation between imatinib plasma concentration in patients with 400 mg imatinib per day and white blood cell count (R=0.103, P=0.013), and a positive correlation with serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) concentration (R=0.076, P=0.033).</p><p><b>CONCLUSIONS</b>The imatinib plasma concentration in patients with larger body surface area, subtotal gastrectomy or total gastrectomy may be lower. For these patients, dosage of imatinib should be considered to increase in order to achieve effective plasma concentration. Excessive imatinib plasma concentration can result in some side effects, such as decrease of white blood cells and liver damage. Therefore, it is significant for receiving optimal clinical therapeutic efficacy to monitor imatinib plasma concentration, adjust imatinib dosage timely and keep imatinib plasma concentration in effective and safe range.</p>


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Adult , Antineoplastic Agents , Pharmacokinetics , Benzamides , Combined Modality Therapy , Cross-Sectional Studies , Female , Gastrectomy , Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors , Drug Therapy , General Surgery , Humans , Imatinib Mesylate , Pharmacokinetics , Male , Middle Aged , Piperazines , Pyrimidines , Tandem Mass Spectrometry
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