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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214995/development-and-characterization-of-monoclonal-antibody-against-human-il-37b
#1
Yu-Chi Gao, Yan Jia, De-Qian Xiao, Xin Wang, You-Chao Dai, Shi-Yan Yu, Chen Chen, Ze-Gang Zhuang, Xiao-Xia Fu, Jun-Ai Zhang, Bi-Ying Zheng, Zhi-Hong Chen, Ji-Xin Zhong, Zhang-Quan Chen, Jun-Fa Xu
IL-37 has been described as a natural inhibitor of immune responses. Monoclonal antibody (mAb) against human IL-37b with high affinity and specificity can serve as a molecular probe to detect IL-37 and study IL-37 functions, mechanisms and related signal pathways in inflammatory diseases. However, there are very few such mAbs against human IL-37 commercially available so far. In the current study, monoclonal antibodies against human IL-37b were developed by fusing splenocytes from immunized mouse with SP2/0 myeloma cells and polyethylene glycol...
February 18, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191587/cytotoxic-responses-of-carnosic-acid-and-doxorubicin-on-breast-cancer-cells-in-butterfly-shaped-microchips-in-comparison-to-2d-and-3d-culture
#2
Ece Yildiz-Ozturk, Sultan Gulce-Iz, Muge Anil, Ozlem Yesil-Celiktas
Two dimensional (2D) cell culture systems lack the ability to mimic in vivo conditions resulting in limitations for preclinical cell-based drug and toxicity screening assays and modelling tumor biology. Alternatively, 3D cell culture systems mimic the specificity of native tissue with better physiological integrity. In this regard, microfluidic chips have gained wide applicability for in vitro 3D cancer cell studies. The aim of this research was to develop a 3D biomimetic model comprising culture of breast cancer cells in butterfly-shaped microchip to determine the cytotoxicity of carnosic acid and doxorubicin on both estrogen dependent (MCF-7) and independent (MDA-MB231) breast cancer cells along with healthy mammary epithelial cells (MCF-10A) in 2D, 3D Matrigel™ and butterfly-shaped microchip environment...
February 13, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188415/apoptosis-inducing-ability-of-silver-i-cyanide-phosphines-useful-for-anti-cancer-studies
#3
Zelinda Human-Engelbrecht, Reinout Meijboom, Marianne J Cronjé
Metal-based drugs have shown early promise as anticancer agents suggesting the potential application of silver(I) complexes as apoptosis-inducing agents. The ability of a silver(I) cyanide containing phosphine complex to induce cell death was evaluated in both a malignant (SNO esophageal cancer) and non-malignant (HDF-a skin and HEK293 kidney) cell lines. A dose-dependent decrease in cell viability was observed in the SNO cells. Light microscopy revealed morphological features indicative of apoptotic cell death...
February 10, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181140/real-architecture-for-3d-tissue-raft%C3%A2-culture-system-improves-viability-and-maintains-insulin-and-glucagon-production-of-mouse-pancreatic-islet-cells
#4
Gabor J Szebeni, Zsuzsanna Tancos, Liliana Z Feher, Robert Alfoldi, Julianna Kobolak, Andras Dinnyes, Laszlo G Puskas
There is an unmet medical need for the improvement of pancreatic islet maintenance in culture. Due to restricted donor availability it is essential to ameliorate islet viability and graft engraftment. The aim of this study was to compare the standard tissue culture techniques with the advanced Real Architecture For 3D Tissue (RAFT™) culture system in terms of viability and hormone production. Here, we first report that islets embedded in RAFT™ collagen type I advanced tissue culture system maintain their tissue integrity better than in monolayer and suspension cultures...
February 8, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181139/cytoprotective-and-anti-apoptotic-role-of-terminalia-arjuna-on-oxalate-injured-renal-epithelial-cells
#5
Amisha Mittal, Simran Tandon, Surender Kumar Singla, Chanderdeep Tandon
Urolithiasis is one of the painful multifactorial disorders caused by metabolic abnormalities influencing the composition of body fluids and urine. The bark of Terminalia arjuna (T. arjuna), very well known in Ayurveda for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, possesses antioxidant and diuretic activity. The present study was undertaken to investigate the antiurolithiatic efficacy of aqueous extract of bark of T. arjuna on oxalate-induced injury to renal tubular epithelial cells. Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells were exposed to 2 mM oxalate for 48 h to evaluate the protective effect of T...
February 8, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132128/optimized-expression-of-the-antimicrobial-protein-gloverin-from-galleria-mellonella-using-stably-transformed-drosophila-melanogaster-s2-cells
#6
Jan Zitzmann, Tobias Weidner, Peter Czermak
Antimicrobial proteins and peptides (AMPs) are valuable as leads in the pharmaceutical industry for the development of novel anti-infective drugs. Here we describe the efficient heterologous expression and basic characterization of a Gloverin-family AMP derived from the greater wax moth Galleria mellonella. Highly productive single-cell clones prepared by limiting dilution achieved a 100% increase in productivity compared to the original polyclonal Drosophila melanogaster S2 cell line. Comprehensive screening for suitable expression conditions using statistical experimental designs revealed that optimal induction was achieved using 600 µM CuSO4 at the mid-exponential growth phase...
January 28, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120140/lithium-chloride-promotes-neuronal-differentiation-of-rat-neural-stem-cells-and-enhances-neural-regeneration-in-parkinson-s-disease-model
#7
Li Qi, Yonggang Tang, Wei He, Honghua Pan, Wenxian Jiang, Lin Wang, Weilin Deng
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common neural degenerative disease, affecting millions of people globally. Great progress has been made in the PD treatment, and one of the most promising one is the stem cell-based therapy. Thus, studies on the differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) are important to the advancement in PD therapy. In this study, we used the rat NSCs to elucidate the role of Lithium in the proliferation and differentiation of NSCs by immunostaining against Ki67 and BrdU analysis as well as immunostaining against specific neuronal markers...
January 24, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110386/an-optimization-protocol-for-swiss-3t3-feeder-cell-growth-arrest-by-mitomycin-c-dose-to-volume-derivation-strategy
#8
Rishi Man Chugh, Madhusudan Chaturvedi, Lakshmana Kumar Yerneni
Feeder cell functionality following growth-arrest with the cost-effective Mitomycin C vis-à-vis irradiation is controversial due to several methodological variables reported. Earlier, we demonstrated variability in growth arrested Swiss 3T3 feeder cell life-span following titration of feeder cell densities with Mitomycin C concentrations which led to the derivation of doses per cell. Alternatively, to counter the unexpected feeder regrowth at high exposure cell density, we proposed titration of a fixed density with arithmetically derived volumes of Mitomycin C solution that corresponded to permutations of specific concentrations and doses per cell...
January 21, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101741/anti-hyperuricemic-effect-of-taxifolin-in-cultured-hepatocytes-and-model-mice
#9
Shin-Ichi Adachi, Ken-Ichi Nihei, Yoshiyuki Ishihara, Fumiaki Yoshizawa, Kazumi Yagasaki
Hyperuricemia is recognized as an important risk factor for gout. High dietary intake of purine-rich foods such as meats and sea foods increases uric acid (UA) levels in the blood. Taxifolin present in Siberian larch and strawberries has been reported to possess health promoting activities including anti-oxidant effect. In this study, we examined anti-hyperuricemic effect of taxifolin in both cultured hepatocytes and hyperuricemic model mice. In cultured AML12 hepatocytes, taxifolin significantly suppressed UA production dose- and time-dependently...
January 18, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097454/in-vitro-cytogenetic-toxicity-of-bezafibrate-in-human-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes
#10
M Topaktas, N E Kafkas, S Sadighazadi, E S Istifli
Bezafibrate (BF) is a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) agonist used as a lipid-lowering agent to treat both the familial or acquired combined forms of hyperlipidemia. BF is the only available fibrate drug that acts on all PPAR subtypes of α, β, and δ. Although there are studies that indicate a genotoxic potential associated with the use of fibrates, to our knowledge, the genotoxicity of BF in human peripheral blood lymphocytes has not been studied. In the present study, the genotoxic potential of BF was evaluated using chromosome aberration (CA) and micronucleus (MN) assays in peripheral blood lymphocytes of healthy human subjects...
January 17, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084562/immunostimulatory-effect-of-dried-bonito-extract-on-mouse-macrophage-cell-lines-and-mouse-primary-peritoneal-macrophages
#11
Momoko Ishida, Kosuke Nishi, Kozue Shinohara, Nanami Kunihiro, Katsuhiro Osajima, Tomokazu Suemitsu, Takuya Sugahara
Dried bonito is a preserved food used in Japan, which contains abundant flavor ingredients and functional substances. We focused on the immunostimulatory effect of dried bonito extract (DBE) on mouse macrophage-like J774.1 cells, RAW264.7 cells, and mouse primary peritoneal macrophages. DBE significantly stimulated the production of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) by both J774.1 cells and peritoneal macrophages by enhancing the cytokine gene expression levels. In addition, DBE stimulated nitric oxide production by enhancing the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase in RAW264...
January 13, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074390/anti-allergic-triterpenes-isolated-from-olive-milled-waste
#12
Asuka Kishikawa, Yhiya Amen, Kuniyoshi Shimizu
The degranulation of basophils stimulated by antigen is one of the allergic mechanisms of immediate hypersensitivity reactions. In a previous study, the β-hexosaminidase release of rat basophilic leukemia (RBL-2H3) cells stimulated by IgE cross-linking was specifically inhibited by ethanol extract of olive milled waste (OMW). OMW is a potential source of triterpenes, which show several biological activities. However, little is known about the effect of triterpenes in OMW on β-hexosaminidase release. Here we investigated anti-allergic triterpenes from the ethanol extract of OMW, and we discuss the structure-activity relationship...
January 10, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070808/combined-positive-effect-of-oocyte-extracts-and-brilliant-cresyl-blue-stained-recipient-cytoplasts-on-epigenetic-reprogramming-and-gene-expression-in-buffalo-nuclear-transfer-embryos
#13
E M Sadeesh, Shah Fozia, Kataria Meena
This study examined the effects of buffalo oocyte extracts (BOE) on donor cells reprogramming and molecular characterisation of oocytes screened via brilliant cresyl blue (BCB) staining and comparison of gene expression profiles of developmentally important genes in blastocysts from IVF and cloned derived from BOE treated donor cells with BCB selected recipient cytoplasts. Relative abundance (RA) of OCT4 and NANOG was increased (P < 0.05) and HDAC-1, DNMT-1, and DNMT-3A decreased (P < 0.05) in extract treated cells (ETCs)...
January 9, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070807/successful-synthesis-of-active-human-coagulation-factor-vii-by-co-expression-of-mammalian-gamma-glutamyl-carboxylase-and-modification-of-vit-k-cycle-in-drosophila-schneider-s2-cells
#14
Kotomi Nagahashi, Kazuo Umemura, Naohiro Kanayama, Takayuki Iwaki
Mammalian gamma-glutamyl carboxylase and reduced vitamin K are indispensable for synthesis of mature mammalian vitamin K dependent proteins including some of blood coagulation factors (factors II, VII, IX, and X). It was well known that Drosophila melanogaster expressed gamma-glutamyl carboxylase and possessed a vit.K cycle although native substrates for them have not been identified yet. Despite the potential capability of gamma carboxylation in D. melanogaster derived cells such as S2 cells, Drosophila gamma-glutamyl carboxylase failed to gamma carboxylate a peptide fused to the human coagulation factor IX propeptide...
January 9, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050721/titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-an-in-vitro-study-of-dna-binding-chromosome-aberration-assay-and-comet-assay
#15
Suhani Patel, Palak Patel, Sonal R Bakshi
Engineered titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) are extensively used in cosmetic, pharmaceutical and other industries globally due to their unique properties, which has raised concern for biosafety. Genotoxicity assessment is an important part of biosafety evaluation; we report in vitro cytogenetic assays for NPs considering their unique physicochemical characteristics to fill the gap of laboratory data regarding biological safety along with mechanistic study for mode of interaction of NP with genetic material...
January 3, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013442/dmso-free-cryopreservation-of-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-expansion-medium-affects-post-thaw-survival
#16
Olena Rogulska, Yuri Petrenko, Alexander Petrenko
Off-the-shelf availability of human adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (ASCs) for regenerative medicine application requires the development of nontoxic, safe, and efficient protocols for cryopreservation. Favorably, such cell processing protocols should not contain xenogeneic or toxic components, such as fetal bovine serum (FS) and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). The objective of the study was to assess the sensitivity of ASCs to DMSO-free cryopreservation protocol depending on their expansion conditions: conventional, based on the application of FS or xeno-free, using PL as a medium supplement...
December 24, 2016: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004224/antioxidant-and-antiproliferative-effects-of-different-solvent-fractions-from-terminalia-belerica-roxb-fruit-on-various-cancer-cells
#17
Tapasree Basu, Sourav Panja, Nikhil Baban Ghate, Dipankar Chaudhuri, Nripendranath Mandal
Terminalia belerica Roxb. fruits have been previously reported against diabetes, ulcer, microbial problems and hepatotoxicity. The present study was aimed to investigate antioxidant and anticancer potential of sequentially fractionated hexane (TBHE), chloroform (TBCE), ethyl acetate (TBEE), butanol (TBBE) and water (TBWE) extracts from the 70% methanolic extract of T. belerica fruits. TBCE, TBEE, TBBE and TBWE showed excellent ROS (reactive oxygen species) and RNS (reactive nitrogen species) scavenging activities which was investigated using 11 different assays for various free radicals...
December 21, 2016: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957649/responses-of-primary-cultured-haemocytes-derived-from-the-marine-gastropod-haliotis-tuberculata-to-an-industrial-effluent-exposure
#18
Rim Ladhar-Chaabouni, Thomas Houel, Antoine Serpentini, Sahar Karray, Jean-Marc Lebel, Amel Hamza-Chaffai
This study assessed the responses of primary cultured haemocytes from the marine gastropod Haliotis tuberculata exposed to the increasing concentrations of industrial effluent (0, 0.5, 1, 10, 15 and 20%) discharged into the Tunisian coastal area. Analyses showed the presence of metals such as cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), zinc (Zn), nickel (Ni) and lead (Pb) in the effluent. The effects of this mixture of pollutants on abalone haemocyte parameters were reflected by a significant decrease of cell viability, phagocytotic activity and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production as well as morphological and lysosomal membrane alterations...
December 12, 2016: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083834/generation-and-characterization-of-a-potentially-applicable-vero-cell-line-constitutively-expressing-the-schmallenberg-virus-nucleocapsid-protein
#19
Yongning Zhang, Shaoqiang Wu, Shanshan Song, Jizhou Lv, Chunyan Feng, Xiangmei Lin
Schmallenberg virus (SBV) is a Culicoides-transmitted orthobunyavirus that poses a threat to susceptible livestock species such as cattle, sheep and goats. The nucleocapsid (N) protein of SBV is an ideal diagnostic antigen for the detection of viral infection. In this study, a stable Vero cell line, Vero-EGFP-SBV-N, constitutively expressing the SBV-N protein was established using a lentivirus system combined with puromycin selection. This cell line spontaneously emitted green fluorescent signals distributed throughout the cytoplasm, in which the expression of SBV-N fusion protein was confirmed by western blot analysis...
February 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074389/cochlear-epithelial-of-dog-fetuses-a-new-source-of-multipotent-stem-cells
#20
Ana Carolina M Santos, Jéssica Borghesi, Lara Carolina Mario, Adriana Raquel A Anunciação, Andrea Maria Mess, Ana Claudia O Carreira, Phelipe O Favaron, Maria Angélica Miglino
Hearing loss caused by the damage of cochlea sensory cells or neurons is a common human disease, but also affects dogs and other animals. To test their progenitor nature as potential value for future therapies, we characterized cells derived from the cochlear epithelium in dog fetuses. In total, 8 fetuses of 35-40 days of gestation, derived from castration campaigns, were investigated. Cells were analysed by the MTT colorimetric assay and in regard to cell cycle, differentiation capacities, immunophenotypes and qPCR analysis...
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