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Molecular Medicine Reports

Fang Huang, Min Ni, Jing-Ming Zhang, Dong-Jie Li, Fu-Ming Shen
Angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced injury of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) serves an important role in hypertension and other cardiovascular disorders. Transient receptor potential melastatin 8 (TRPM8) is a thermally‑regulated Ca2+‑permeable channel that is activated by reduced body temperature. Although several recent studies have revealed the regulatory effect of TRPM8 in vascular tone and hypertension, the precise role of TRPM8 in dysfunction of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) induced by Ang II remains elusive...
January 30, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Zhan Wang, Kun Zhang, Yangjun Zhu, Dengfeng Wang, Yuxiong Shao, Jun Zhang
Curcumin is a biologically active ingredient abundantly present in the ground rhizomes of Curcuma longa with a wide range of bioactive properties, including antitumor effects. Hypoxia is a common characteristic of solid tumors, including osteosarcoma. However, whether curcumin has antitumor effects on osteosarcoma under hypoxic conditions, and its underlying molecular mechanisms, remain unclear. The present study demonstrated that the MG‑63 osteosarcoma cell line exhibited increased proliferation and enhanced invasiveness upon exposure to hypoxic conditions...
January 30, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Juanjuan Qiu, Shizhu Zang, Yufang Ma, Lawrence Owusu, Lei Zhou, Tao Jiang, Yi Xin
Serine acetyltransferase (CysE) belongs to the hexapeptide acetyltransferase family and is involved in the biosynthesis of L‑cysteine in microorganisms. Mycobacterium tuberculosis CysE is regarded as a potential target for anti‑tuberculosis (TB) drugs; however, the structure and active sites of M. tuberculosis CysE remain unknown. The present study aimed to predict the secondary structure and to construct a 3D model for M. tuberculosis CysE using bioinformatics analysis. To determine the essential amino acids that are associated with CysE enzymatic activity, amino acid sequences from several microorganisms were compared, and a consensus sequence was identified...
January 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Bin Ning, Yunpeng Zhao, John A Buza Iii, Wei Li, Wenzhao Wang, Tanghong Jia
Bone regeneration has been extensively studied over the past several decades. The surgically‑induced mouse model is the key animal model for studying bone regeneration, of the various research strategies used. These mouse models mimic the trauma and recovery processes in vivo and serve as carriers for tissue engineering and gene modification to test various therapies or associated genes in bone regeneration. The present review introduces a classification of surgically induced mouse models in bone regeneration, evaluates the application and value of these models and discusses the potential development of further innovations in this field in the future...
January 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Jian-Xia Xu, Wei Xiong, Zhen Zeng, Yi Tang, Ya-Lan Wang, Ming Xiao, Ming Li, Qing Shu Li, Guang-Lin Song, Jing Kuang
Arginine-specific mono-ADP-ribosyltransferase 1 (ART1) is an important enzyme that catalyzes arginine-specific mono‑ADP‑ribosylation. There is evidence that arginine‑specific mono‑ADP‑ribosylation may affect the proliferation of smooth muscle cells via the Rho‑dependent signaling pathway. Previous studies have demonstrated that ART1 may have a role in the proliferation, invasion and apoptosis of colon carcinoma in vitro. However, the effect of ART1 on the proliferation and invasion of colon carcinoma in vivo has yet to be elucidated...
January 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Zhao Ye, Juan Xu, Shukui Li, Cheng Cai, Tiejun Li, Lishan Sun
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory and autoimmune disease that affects ~1% of the world's population. Although the precise mechanism of RA has yet to be elucidated, accumulating evidence suggests that fibroblast‑like synoviocytes (FLSs) serve critical roles in the initiation and progression of RA. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of FLS proliferation have yet to be elucidated. Long noncoding‑interleukin‑7 receptor (lnc‑IL7R) has been recently identified, which is activated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation and diminishes the LPS‑induced inflammatory response...
January 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Ren Chen, Xiaohai Li, Bin He, Wei Hu
Osteosarcoma, which is the most common type of primary bone tumor in adolescents, is characterized by complex genetic alterations and frequent resistance to conventional treatments. MicroRNAs (miRs) have emerged as fundamental regulators in gene expression through their ability to silence gene expression at post-transcriptional and translational levels. The present study investigated the role of miR‑410 in the progression of osteosarcoma. The results demonstrated that the expression of miR‑410 was markedly downregulated in human osteosarcoma tissues, and U2OS and MG‑63 osteosarcoma cell lines...
January 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Haiying Tang, Dan Xiang, Feng Wang, Jingwei Mao, Xiaoyan Tan, Yingde Wang
The targeting of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA), a first-line therapeutic agent for mild to moderate active ulcerative colitis (UC), to the site of inflammation has remained a challenge and an unmet requirement in the treatment of UC. However, nanoscale carriers for targeted drug delivery are promising for pharmacotherapy, and nanoparticles improve the pharmacokinetics of the loaded therapeutics based on their physical properties. To design and prepare 5‑ASA‑loaded silicon dioxide nanoparticles (5‑ASA‑SiO2 NPs), a micro‑emulsion method was conducted, and their respective therapeutic effects were validated in a mouse model of UC...
January 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Tao Wang, Sicong Ma, Xingxing Qi, Xiaoyin Tang, Dan Cui, Zhi Wang, Jiachang Chi, Ping Li, Bo Zhai
Human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been reported to be highly insensitive to conventional chemotherapy. In the current study, the Agilent Whole Human Genome Oligo Microarray (4x44 K) was used in order to identify the differentially expressed genes between HCC and adjacent tissues, and the top 22 differentially expressed genes were confirmed through reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Among the identified differences in gene expression, expression of tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 12A (TNFRSF12A) was markedly higher in HCC tissue than in adjacent tissue...
January 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Shuxia Wu, Lijun Wang, Xingye Ren, Yulu Pan, Yan Peng, Xiaoyan Zou, Cuige Shi, Youzhong Zhang
5-Aminolevulinic acid-mediated photodynamic therapy (ALA‑PDT) is an effective treatment option for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, the precancerous lesion of cervical cancer, and early cervical cancer, particularly for young or nulliparous women who want to remain fertile. A previous report described the involvement of histone deacetylases (HDAC) during ALA‑PDT mediated apoptosis in the cerebral cortex of a mouse model. Retinoblastoma‑associated protein 48 (RbAp48), a highly abundant component of HDACs, is a critical mediator that controls the transforming activity of human papillomavirus 16 in cervical cancer cells...
January 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Shao-Bin Yu, Qin Gao, Wen-Wei Lin, Ming-Qiang Kang
Numerous esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients exhibit tumor recurrence following radical resection. Invasion and metastasis are key factors in poor prognosis following esophagectomy. In the present study, two‑dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) and matrix‑assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry were used to define patterns of protein expression in ESCC tissues at different pathological stages. The expression levels of identified proteins were determined by immunohistochemistry and western blotting...
January 25, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Lei Zhang, Yuan Fang, Xue-Feng Xu, Da-Yong Jin
Moscatilin is a bibenzyl derivative extracted from the Dendrobium aurantiacum var. denneanum, which has traditionally been used as an immunomodulatory treatment in China. The present study was designed to determine whether moscatilin is a pro‑apoptotic agent in pancreatic cancer, and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. The apoptotic and anti‑proliferative effects of moscatilin on pancreatic cancer cells were determined in vitro using biochemical assays, such as the MTT assay, colony formation assay, Hoechst staining and DNA fragmentation assay, and in vivo using Panc‑1 pancreatic cancer xenografts...
January 25, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Lin Ling, Shaohua Gu, Yan Cheng
Stem cell antigen-1-positive (Sca-1+) cardiac stem cells (CSCs) therapy for myocardial regeneration following acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is limited by insufficient cell viability and a high rate of apoptosis, due to the poor regional microenvironment. Resveratrol, which is a compound extracted from red wine, has been reported to protect myocardial tissue post‑AMI by increasing the expression of angiogenic and chemotactic factors. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of resveratrol on Sca‑1+ CSCs, and to optimize Sca‑1+ CSCs therapy for myocardial regeneration post‑AMI...
January 25, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Jianhua Yang, Huanhuan Xu, Shanshan Wu, Bowei Ju, Dandan Zhu, Yao Yan, Mei Wang, Junping Hu
The primary aim of the present study was to develop a novel microemulsion (ME) formulation to deliver phenylethanoid glycoside (PG) for use in skin lighteners and sunscreens. The oil phase was selected on the basis of drug solubility, while the surfactant and cosurfactant were screened and selected on the basis of their solubilizing capacity and the efficiency with which they formed MEs. Pseudoternary phase diagrams were constructed to evaluate ME regions and five formulations of oil‑in‑water MEs were selected as vehicles...
January 25, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Sarra Sebaa, Nicolas Hizette, Zahia Boucherit-Otmani, Philippe Courtois
The present study investigated the in vitro effect of lysozyme (0-1,000 µg/ml) on Candida albicans (C. albicans) biofilm development. Investigations were conducted on C. albicans ATCC 10231 and on 10 clinical isolates from dentures. Strains were cultured aerobically at 37˚C in Sabouraud broth. Yeast growth was evaluated by turbidimetry. Biofilm biomass was quantified on a polystyrene support by crystal violet staining and on acrylic surfaces by counts of colony forming units. Lysozyme affected biofilm formation to a greater extent than it affected growth...
January 25, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Yang Wang, Xiangda Meng, Hua Yan
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a serious microvascular complication of diabetes and a major cause of blindness in the developing world. Early DR is characterized by vascular neuroinflammation, cell apoptosis and breakdown of the blood‑retinal barrier (BRB). However, optimal treatment options and associated mechanisms remain unclear. Niaspan, which is widely used in the prevention and treatment of hyperlipidemia‑associated diseases, has been reported to inhibit inflammation. However, the effects of Niaspan and the mechanisms underlying the anti‑inflammatory effects of Niaspan on DR have yet to be reported...
January 25, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Shuixiang Tao, Shuai Meng, Xiangyi Zheng, Liping Xie
Ellipticine, an alkaloid isolated from Apocyanaceae plants, has been demonstrated to exhibit antitumor activity in several cancers. However, the effect and the mechanisms underlying its action have not been investigated in human bladder cancer cells. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect and mechanism of ellipticine on the behavior of T‑24 bladder cancer cells. T‑24 cells were treated with varying concentrations and durations of ellipticine. Cell viability was evaluated by Cell Counting Kit‑8 assay...
January 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Li Huang, Pan Jin, Xiao Lin, Cuiwu Lin, Li Zheng, Jinmin Zhao
Effective treatments for osteoporosis remain fairly elusive; however, studies have reported that antioxidants may aid in the maintenance of reactive oxygen species at a favorable level, in order to prevent osteoporosis. Gallic acid (GA) and its derivatives are potent antioxidative and anti‑inflammatory agents that affect several biochemical and pharmacological pathways; however, GA is slightly cytotoxic and suppresses cell proliferation. The present study modified GA by the introduction of sulfonamide, in order to obtain a novel compound known as JEZ‑C, and investigated its effects on osteoblasts by measuring cell proliferation, viability, morphology, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, and the expression of relevant osteoblast markers...
January 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Xiaochao Xu, Chao Liu, Jinku Bao
Increasing evidence suggests that microRNAs (miRNAs) are essential in carcinogenesis, therefore, the present study investigated the role of hsa‑miR‑101 in renal tumorigenesis and cancer development. On identification of its expression pattern, it may serve as a diagnostic biomarker for clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). In the present study, 10 pairs of ccRCC and noncancerous tissue samples were obtained to examine whether the expression of hsa‑miR‑101 is linked to cancer. The data obtained were validated using reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis...
January 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Xu-Hua Qiu, Feng Li, Hong-Qin Cao, Jing-Jing Shao, Jian-Gang Mei, Han-Qing Li, Yong-Ping Zhai
8p11 myeloproliferative syndrome (EMS) is a rare disease characterized by the constitutive activation of fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1). To date, four cases of EMS with the chromosomal translocation, t(1;8)(q25;p11.2), have been reported. In the present study, TPR‑FGFR1‑expressing Baf3 cells were established and confirmed by polymerase chain reaction. To identify the most promising drug for EMS, the activities and associated mechanism of three tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), TKI258, ponatinib and AZD4547, against TPR‑FGFR1 were tested by MTT assay, flow cytometry and western blot...
January 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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