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A review of the pharmacological and therapeutic effects of auraptene (2019)
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Bibak, B., Shakeri, F., Barreto, G. E., Keshavarzi, Z., Sathyapalan, T., & Sahebkar, A. (in press). A review of the pharmacological and therapeutic effects of auraptene. BioFactors, https://doi.org/10.1002/biof.1550

There is a growing awareness in herbal medications as they are usually safe and devoid of significant adverse effects. Auraptene is a natural bioactive monoterpene coumarin ether and is consumed all over the world. There is growing evidence of the th... Read More

Molecular mechanisms by which GLP-1 RA and DPP-4i induce insulin sensitivity (2019)
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Yaribeygi, H., Sathyapalan, T., & Sahebkar, A. (in press). Molecular mechanisms by which GLP-1 RA and DPP-4i induce insulin sensitivity. Life Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2019.116776

Glucagon-like peptide-1 is a peptide of incretin family which is used in the management of diabetes as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA). Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 enzyme metabolizes glucagon-like peptide-1 and various dipeptidyl peptid... Read More

Serum measures of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) and polyborminated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in reproductive-aged women in the United Kingdom (2019)
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Drage, D. S., Heffernan, A. L., Cunningham, T. K., Aylward, L. L., Mueller, J. F., Sathyapalan, T., & Atkin, S. L. (2019). Serum measures of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) and polyborminated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in reproductive-aged women in the United Kingdom. Environmental Research, 177, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.108631

We investigated the serum concentrations of two brominated flame retardants (BFRs) – polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) –in 59 women aged between 23 and 42 from the United Kingdom. We also collected demographic... Read More

Is weight loss harmful for skeletal health in obese older adults? (2019)
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Papageorgiou, M., Kerschan-Schindl, K., Sathyapalan, T., & Pietschmann, P. (2019). Is weight loss harmful for skeletal health in obese older adults?. Gerontology, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1159/000500779

Purpose of Review: In view of the existing uncertainty about the implications of intentional weight loss in older obese adults, the present review (a) summarizes the available evidence from epidemiological and interventional studies concerning the ef... Read More

The effect of atorvastatin (and subsequent metformin) on adipose tissue acylation-stimulatory-protein concentration and inflammatory biomarkers in overweight/obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (2019)
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Sathyapalan, T., Hobkirk, J. P., Javed, Z., Carroll, S., Coady, A. M., Pemberton, P., …Atkin, S. L. (2019). The effect of atorvastatin (and subsequent metformin) on adipose tissue acylation-stimulatory-protein concentration and inflammatory biomarkers in overweight/obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Frontiers in endocrinology, 10(JUN), https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00394

Copyright © 2019 Sathyapalan, Hobkirk, Javed, Carroll, Coady, Pemberton, Smith, Cianflone and Atkin. Background: Atorvastatin has been shown to improve cardiovascular risk (CVR) indices in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Low-grade chroni... Read More

Medicinal plants in traumatic brain injury: Neuroprotective mechanisms revisited (2019)
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Keshavarzi, Z., Shakeri, F., Barreto, G. E., Bibak, B., Sathyapalan, T., & Sahebkar, A. (in press). Medicinal plants in traumatic brain injury: Neuroprotective mechanisms revisited. BioFactors, https://doi.org/10.1002/biof.1516

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most prevalent health problem affecting all age groups, and leads to many secondary problems in other organs especially kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, and heart function. In this review, the search terms were TBI... Read More

Efficacy and safety of oral semaglutide in patients with type 2 diabetes and moderate renal impairment (PIONEER 5): a placebo-controlled, randomised, phase 3a trial (2019)
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Mosenzon, O., Blicher, T. M., Rosenlund, S., Eriksson, J. W., Heller, S., Hels, O. H., …Zhdanova, E. (2019). Efficacy and safety of oral semaglutide in patients with type 2 diabetes and moderate renal impairment (PIONEER 5): a placebo-controlled, randomised, phase 3a trial. Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, 7(7), 515-527. https://doi.org/10.1016/s2213-8587%2819%2930192-5

Background Oral semaglutide is the first oral glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist for glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is commonly associated with renal impairment, restricting treatment options. We ai... Read More

Effects of novel antidiabetes agents on apoptotic processes in diabetes and malignancy: Implications for lowering tissue damage (2019)
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Yaribeygi, H., Lhaf, F., Sathyapalan, T., & Sahebkar, A. (2019). Effects of novel antidiabetes agents on apoptotic processes in diabetes and malignancy: Implications for lowering tissue damage. Life Sciences, 231, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2019.06.013

Apoptosis is a complicated process that involves activation of a series of intracellular signaling. Tissue injuries from diabetes mellitus mostly occur as a consequence of higher rate of apoptosis process due to activation of a series of molecular me... Read More

Curcumin: a modulator of inflammatory signaling pathways in the immune system (2019)
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Kahkhaie, K. R., Mirhosseini, A., Aliabadi, A., Mohammadi, A., mosavi, M. J., Haftcheshmeh, S. M., …Sahebkar, A. (2019). Curcumin: a modulator of inflammatory signaling pathways in the immune system. Inflammopharmacology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10787-019-00607-3

Curcumin is a natural compound derived from the spice, turmeric, that has been extensively reported for its efficacy in controlling or treatment of several inflammatory diseases. There is a growing body of literature that recognizes the anti-inflamma... Read More

Molecular mechanisms of trehalose in modulating glucose homeostasis in diabetes (2019)
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Yaribeygi, H., Yaribeygi, A., Sathyapalan, T., & Sahebkar, A. (2019). Molecular mechanisms of trehalose in modulating glucose homeostasis in diabetes. Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews, 13(3), 2214-2218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsx.2019.05.023

Diabetes mellitus is the most prevalent metabolic disorder contributing to significant morbidity and mortality in humans. Many preventative and therapeutic agents have been developed for normalizing glycemic profile in patients with diabetes. In addi... Read More

Bariatric surgery modulates urinary levels of microRNAs involved in the regulation of renal function (2019)
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Alkandari, A., Ashrafian, H., Sathyapalan, T., Darzi, A., Holmes, E., Athanasiou, T., …Gooderham, N. J. (2019). Bariatric surgery modulates urinary levels of microRNAs involved in the regulation of renal function. Frontiers in endocrinology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00319

Background: Obesity and diabetes cause chronic kidney disease with a common pathophysiology that is characterized by the accumulation of collagen in the extracellular matrix. Recent evidence has implicated the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EM... Read More

The effects of soy protein and cocoa with or without isoflavones on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study (2019)
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Konya, J., Sathyapalan, T., Kilpatrick, E. S., & Atkin, S. L. (2019). The effects of soy protein and cocoa with or without isoflavones on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. Frontiers in endocrinology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00296

Objective: Soy and cocoa have been suggested to be beneficial for diabetes. The aim of this study was to identify the effects of soy protein, isoflavones, and cocoa on glycemic control parameters. Research design and methods: The study was a paral... Read More

Lipids and insulin regulate mitochondrial‐derived peptide ( MOTS ‐c) in PCOS and healthy subjects (2019)
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Ramanjaneya, M., Jerobin, J., Bettahi, I., Bensila, M., Aye, M., Siveen, K. S., …Atkin, S. L. (2019). Lipids and insulin regulate mitochondrial‐derived peptide ( MOTS ‐c) in PCOS and healthy subjects. Clinical Endocrinology, 91(2), 278-287. https://doi.org/10.1111/cen.14007

Objective Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous endocrine disorder associated with mitochondrial dysfunction and insulin resistance (IR). MOTS‐c, a mitochondrial peptide, promotes insulin sensitivity (IS) through activating AKT and A... Read More

Targeting the balance of T helper cell responses by curcumin in inflammatory and autoimmune states (2019)
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Rahimi, K., Ahmadi, A., Hassanzadeh, K., Soleimani, Z., Sathyapalan, T., Mohammadi, A., & Sahebkar, A. (2019). Targeting the balance of T helper cell responses by curcumin in inflammatory and autoimmune states. Autoimmunity Reviews, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autrev.2019.05.012

CD4+ T helper (Th) cells are a crucial player in host defense but under certain conditions can contribute to the pathogenesis of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Beside the Th1/Th2 subset, several additional Th subsets have been identified, each... Read More

Effects of curcumin on ion channels and pumps: A review (2019)
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Tabeshpour, J., Banaeeyeh, S., Eisvand, F., Sathyapalan, T., Hashemzaei, M., & Sahebkar, A. (2019). Effects of curcumin on ion channels and pumps: A review. IUBMB Life, 71(7), 812-820. https://doi.org/10.1002/iub.2054

Curcumin, an orange‐yellow lipophilic polyphenolic molecule, is the active component of Curcuma longa, which is extensively used as a spice in most of the Asian countries. This natural compound is able to interact with a large number of molecular str... Read More

The effect of exenatide on cardiovascular risk markers in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (2019)
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Dawson, A. J., Sathyapalan, T., Vince, R., Coady, A., Ajjan, R. A., Kilpatrick, E. S., & Atkin, S. L. (2019). The effect of exenatide on cardiovascular risk markers in women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Frontiers in endocrinology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00189

Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with an adverse cardiovascular risk profile including a prothrombotic state. Exenatide has been shown to be effective at improving insulin sensitivity and weight loss in PCOS; therefore this... Read More

The effect of soy isoflavones on steroid metabolism (2019)
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Swart, A. C., Johannes, I. D., Sathyapalan, T., & Atkin, S. L. (2019). The effect of soy isoflavones on steroid metabolism. Frontiers in endocrinology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2019.00229

Objective: This study is a post-hoc analysis of steroid hormones before and after administration of pharmacological doses of soy isoflavones in a large cohort of men and women from two independent studies. Isoflavones are reported to inhibit mineralo... Read More

Comparison of the neuroprotective effects of aspirin, atorvastatin, captopril and metformin in Diabetes Mellitus (2019)
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Paseban, M., Mohebbati, R., Niazmand, S., Sathyapalan, T., & Sahebkar, A. (2019). Comparison of the neuroprotective effects of aspirin, atorvastatin, captopril and metformin in Diabetes Mellitus. Biomolecules, 9(4), 118. https://doi.org/10.3390/biom9040118

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of combined intake of a high dose of aspirin, atorvastatin, captopril and metformin on oxidative stress in the brain cortex and hippocampus of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats.... Read More

Harnessing CRISPR/Cas9 technology in cardiovascular disease (2019)
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Rezaei, H., Khadempar, S., Farahani, N., Hosseingholi, E. Z., Hayat, S. M. G., Sathyapalan, T., & Sahebkar, A. H. (in press). Harnessing CRISPR/Cas9 technology in cardiovascular disease. Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tcm.2019.03.005

The CRISPR/Cas9 system is a precisely targeted bacterial defense system, used to control invading viruses. This technology has many potential applications including genetic changes in somatic and germ cells and the creation of knockout animals. Compa... Read More

Effects of empagliflozin on metabolic parameters in polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomised controlled study (2019)
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Javed, Z., Papageorgiou, M., Deshmukh, H., Rigby, A. S., Qamar, U., Abbas, J., …Sathyapalan, T. (2019). Effects of empagliflozin on metabolic parameters in polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomised controlled study. Clinical Endocrinology, 90(6), 805-813. https://doi.org/10.1111/cen.13968

Background: Empagliflozin is a sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2 inhibitor that improves cardiovascular risk and promotes weight loss in patients with type 2 diabetes. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with obesity and increased cardiovascu... Read More