Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background c-Kit is a receptor tyrosine kinase present in multiple cell types, including vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC). However, little is known about how c-Kit influences SMC biology and vascular pathogenesis. Methods High-throughput microarray assays and...

["Molecular Biology","Cardiology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3418
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Cucurbitacins, a class of toxic tetracyclic triterpenoids in Cucurbitaceae, modulate many molecular targets. Here we investigated the interactions of cucurbitacin B, E and I with cytoskeletal proteins such as microtubule and actin filaments. The effects of cucurbitacin...

["Cell Biology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3357
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Background Herb-drug interactions (HDIs) resulting from concomitant use of herbal products with clinical drugs may cause adverse reactions. Organic anion transporter 1 (OAT1) and 3 (OAT3) are highly expressed in the kidney and play a key role in the renal elimination...

["Plant Science","Toxicology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3333
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Aim Atorvastatin is a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor used for hyperlipidemia. Atorvastatin is generally safe but may induce cholestasis. The present study aimed to examine the effects of atorvastatin on hepatic gene expression related to bile acid metabolism and homeostasis,...

["Toxicology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3348
102 downloads
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Stellaria dichotoma L. is widely distributed in Ningxia and surrounding areas in northwestern China. Its root, Radix Stellariae (RS), has been used in herbal formulae for treating asthenic-fever, infection, malaria, dyspepsia in children and several other symptoms....

["Molecular Biology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Global Health","Pharmacology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3305
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319 views

Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor that increases serotonin concentration in the central nervous system and modulates various systems, including the control of sympathetic outflow and the hypothalamus–pituitary–adrenal. However, it is not yet...

["Aquaculture","Fisheries and Fish Science","Neuroscience","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3330
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Background Huntington’s disease (HD) is a rare familial autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of medium spiny neurons (MSNs) located in the striatum. Currently available treatments of HD are only limited to alleviating...

["Neuroscience","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3240
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Background Oxytetracycline (OTC), which is largely employed in zootechnical and veterinary practices to ensure wellness of farmed animals, is partially absorbed within the gastrointestinal tract depositing in several tissues. Therefore, the potential OTC toxicity...

["Cell Biology","Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Drugs and Devices","Immunology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3236
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Background & Aims Metformin is currently the most widely used first-line hypoglycemic agent for diabetes mellitus. Besides glucose-lowering action, there is increasingly interest in the potential anti-inflammatory action of this drug. In the present study, we investigated...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3155
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Objective This study aimed to quantify the cartilage- and subchondral bone-related effects of low-dose and high-dose meloxicam treatment in the late phase of mono-iodoacetate-induced osteoarthritis of the stifle. Methods Thirty-four male Wistar rats received intra-articular...

["Pathology","Pharmacology","Rheumatology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3185
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Background Resveratrol is a cardioprotective agent with known antiarrhythmic effects that has recently been shown to inhibit phosphodiesterase (PDE) enzyme activity. Thus, it is possible that resveratrol increases the inotropic effect of sympathomimetic agents,...

["Cardiology","Drugs and Devices","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3113
80 downloads
414 views

Apoptosis of lymphocytes is associated with immunosuppression and poor prognosis in sepsis. Our previous report showed that histones, nuclear proteins released from damaged or dying cells in sepsis, can mediate lymphocyte apoptosis via mitochondria damage. Grape...

["Cell Biology","Immunology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3108
1,778 downloads
12,330 views

Importance Case reports describe persistent erectile dysfunction (PED) associated with exposure to 5α-reductase inhibitors (5α-RIs). Clinical trial reports and the manufacturers’ full prescribing information (FPI) for finasteride and dutasteride state that risk...

["Dermatology","Epidemiology","Internal Medicine","Pharmacology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3020
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Background To find the best individual chemotherapy for cancer patients, the efficacy of different chemotherapeutic drugs can be predicted by pretesting tumor samples in vitro via the chemotherapy-resistance (CTR)-Test®. Although drug combinations are widely used...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Oncology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3030
143 downloads
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Modafinil (2-((diphenylmethyl)sulfinyl)acetamide), a selective dopamine and norepinephrine transporter inhibitor, is most commonly prescribed for narcolepsy but has gained recent interest for treating a variety of disorders. Zebrafish (Danio rerio) are becoming...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Neuroscience","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2994

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