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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159147/osmotic-conditions-could-promote-scfv-antibody-production-in-the-escherichia-coli-hb2151
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Ali Mesgari-Shadi, Mohammad Hossein Sarrafzadeh
Introduction: Single chain variable fragment (scFv) antibodies are reduced forms of the whole antibodies that could be regarded as an alternative tool for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The optimization of processes and environmental conditions is necessary to increase the production yields and enhance the productivity. This can result in a cost-effective process and respond to the high demand for these antibodies. Methods: In this research, physical and chemical factors influencing the batch fermentation was investigated in 50 mL batch tubes using minimum media to find the optimum conditions for production of a single chain variable fragment antibody in the Escherichia coli HB2151...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159146/lactobacillus-plantarum-induces-apoptosis-in-oral-cancer-kb-cells-through-upregulation-of-pten-and-downregulation-of-mapk-signalling-pathways
#2
Abbas Asoudeh-Fard, Abolfazl Barzegari, Alireza Dehnad, Sepideh Bastani, Asal Golchin, Yadollah Omidi
Introduction: The oral tumor is the sixth most prevalent type of cancer worldwide and the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality. Although chemotherapy and immunotherapy are the main strategies for the treatment of oral cancer, an emergence of inevitable resistance to these treatment modalities is the major drawback that causes recurrence of the disease. Nowadays, probiotics have been suggested as adjunctive and complementary treatment modalities for improving the impacts of chemotherapy and immunotherapy agents...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159145/ph-responsive-cross-linked-polymeric-matrices-based-on-natural-polymers-effect-of-process-variables-on-swelling-characterization-and-drug-delivery-properties
#3
Fahad Naeem, Samiullah Khan, Aamir Jalil, Nazar Muhammad Ranjha, Amina Riaz, Malik Salman Haider, Shoaib Sarwar, Fareha Saher, Samrin Afzal
Introduction: The current work was aimed to design and synthesize novel crosslinked pH-sensitive gelatin/pectin (Ge/Pec) hydrogels using different polymeric ratios and to explore the effect of polymers and degree of crosslinking on dynamic, equilibrium swelling and in vitro release behavior of the model drug (Mannitol). Methods: The Ge/Pec based hydrogels were prepared using glutaraldehyde as the crosslinker. Various structural parameters that affect their release behavior were determined, including swelling study, porosity, sol-gel analysis, average molecular weight between crosslinks (Mc), volume fraction of polymer (V2,s), solvent interaction parameter (χ) and diffusion coefficient...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159144/thermoresponsive-graphene-oxide-starch-micro-nanohydrogel-composite-as-biocompatible-drug-delivery-system
#4
Mina Sattari, Marziyeh Fathi, Mansour Daei, Hamid Erfan-Niya, Jaleh Barar, Ali Akbar Entezami
Introduction: Stimuli-responsive hydrogels, which indicate a significant response to the environmental change (e.g., pH, temperature, light, …), have potential applications for tissue engineering, drug delivery systems, cell therapy, artificial muscles, biosensors, etc. Among the temperature-responsive materials, poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAAm) based hydrogels have been widely developed and their properties can be easily tailored by manipulating the properties of the hydrogel and the composite material...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159143/-grafting-from-synthesis-and-characterization-of-poly-2-ethyl-2-oxazoline-b-poly-benzyl-l-glutamate-micellar-nanoparticles-for-potential-biomedical-applications
#5
Mohsen Salmanpour, Ali Tamaddon, Gholamhossein Yousefi, Soliman Mohammadi-Samani
Introduction: Recent advances in the field of poly (2-oxazolines) as bio-inspired synthetic pseudopeptides have proven their potential biomedical applications such as drug delivery and tissue engineering. Methods: In order to fabricate a biodegradable micellar nanoparticle of poly (2-ethyl 2-oxazoline)-b-poly (benzyl L-glutamate) or pEOx-b-pBLG, "grafting-from" synthesis approach was used involving consecutive steps of cationic ring-opening polymerization of 2-ethyl-2-oxazoline, amine functionalization of pEOx using 1-Boc-piperazine and N-carboxyanhydride polymerization of γ-benzyl- L-glutamate...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159142/investigation-of-the-binding-mechanism-and-inhibition-of-bovine-liver-catalase-by-quercetin-multi-spectroscopic-and-computational-study
#6
Samaneh Rashtbari, Gholamreza Dehghan, Reza Yekta, Abolghasem Jouyban
Introduction: The study on the side effects of various drugs and compounds on enzymes is a main issue for monitoring the conformational and functional changes of them. Quercetin (3,5,7,3',4'-pentahydroxyflavone, QUE), a polyphenolic flavonoid, widely found in fruits, vegetables and it is used as an ingredient in foods and beverages. The interaction of bovine liver catalase (BLC) with QUE has been studied in this research by using different spectroscopic methods. Methods: In this work, the interaction of QUE with BLC was investigated using different spectroscopic methods including ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) absorption, circular dichroism (CD) and fluorescence spectroscopy and molecular docking studies...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159141/the-effect-of-cell-penetrating-peptides-on-transfection-activity-and-cytotoxicity-of-polyallylamine
#7
Sarvenaz Sabouri-Rad, Reza Kazemi Oskuee, Asma Mahmoodi, Leila Gholami, Bizhan Malaekeh-Nikouei
Introduction: Cationic polymers have the potential to be modified to achieve an ideal gene vector lacking viral vector defects. The aim of the present study was to improve polyallylamine (PAA) transfection efficiency and to reduce cytotoxicity by incorporating of cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs). Methods: To prepare the peptide-based polyplexes, PAA (15 kDa) was modified with 2 peptides (TAT and CyLoP-1) by covering the 0.5% and 1% of amines. Buffer capacity and DNA condensation ability of modified polymer, particle size and zeta potential of nanoparticles, cell viability, and transfection activity of vectors were evaluated...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159140/debate-on-human-aging-and-lifespan
#8
EDITORIAL
Mohammad A Rafi, Abass Alavi
The issue of human lifespan has long been a matter of controversy among scientists. In spite of the recent claim by Dong et al that human lifespan is limited to 115 years, with the mounting improvements in biotechnology and scientific understanding of aging, we may be confident that aging will slow down over the course of the current century extending human longevity much longer than 115 years.
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752076/molecular-machineries-of-ph-dysregulation-in-tumor-microenvironment-potential-targets-for-cancer-therapy
#9
REVIEW
Mohammad Reza Asgharzadeh, Jaleh Barar, Mohammad M Pourseif, Morteza Eskandani, Mojtaba Jafari Niya, Mohammad Reza Mashayekhi, Yadollah Omidi
Introduction: Cancer is an intricate disorder/dysfunction of cells that can be defined as a genetic heterogeneity in human disease. Therefore, it is characterized by several adaptive complex hallmarks. Among them, the pH dysregulation appears as a symbol of aberrant functions within the tumor microenvironment (TME). In comparison with normal tissues, in the solid tumors, we face with an irregular acidification and alkalinization of the extracellular and intracellular fluids. Methods: In this study, we comprehensively discussed the most recent reports on the hallmarks of solid tumors to provide deep insights upon the molecular machineries involved in the pH dysregulation of solid tumors and their impacts on the initiation and progression of cancer...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752075/mir-155-effectively-induces-apoptosis-in-k562-philadelphia-positive-cell-line-through-upregulation-of-p27kip1
#10
Mahdi Edalati Fathabad, Morteza Karimipoor, Shaban Alizadeh, Asghar Abdoli, Amir Atashi, Mahtab Sayadi
Introduction: Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative disorder caused by the Philadelphia chromosome translocation, at (9; 22), which results in BCR-ABL fusion tyrosine kinase oncoprotein. This fusion induces down-regulation of miR-155. Upregulation of miR-155 can influence cell fate via the effect on p27kip1 and apoptosis. The aim of this study was to induce apoptosis in K562 CML cell line by overexpression of miR-155. Methods: The K562 cell line was transfected with pLenti-III-pre mir155-GFP constructs through electroporation...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752074/co-liquefaction-with-acetone-and-gc-analysis-of-volatile-compounds-in-exhaled-breath-as-lung-cancer-biomarkers
#11
Abolghasem Jouyban, Djavanshir Djozan, Parastou Mohammadandashti, Aliakbar Alizadeh-Nabil, Hooshangh Ghorbanpour, Maryam Khoubnasabjafari, Mohammad Mohammadzadeh
Introduction: A simple, rapid and low cost method for enrichment of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from exhaled breath (EB) is presented. Methods: A 1000 mL home-made extraction device was filled with EB. The VOCs were extracted and condensed in 0.5 mL acetone. Recognition of volatiles in the real studied EB samples was performed by a GC-MS. Results: The method displays an extraction efficiency of >86% with the enrichment factor of 1929 for octanal. Limits of detection and quantification, and linear dynamic range were 0...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752073/surface-plasmon-resonance-and-molecular-docking-studies-of-bovine-serum-albumin-interaction-with-neomycin-kinetic-and-thermodynamic-analysis
#12
Maryam Sharifi, Jafar Ezzati Nazhad Dolatabadi, Farzaneh Fathi, Mostafa Zakariazadeh, Abolfazl Barzegar, Mohammad Rashidi, Habib Tajalli, Mohammad-Reza Rashidi
Introduction: The interactions between biomacromolecules such as serum albumin (SA) and various drugs have attracted increasing research attention in recent years. However, the study of SA with those drugs that have relatively high hydrophilicity and a lower affinity for SA could be a challenging issue. At the present study, the interaction of bovine SA (BSA) with neomycin as a hydrophilic drug has been investigated using surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and molecular docking methods. Methods: BSA was immobilized on the carboxymethyl dextran hydrogel sensor chip after activation of carboxylic groups through NHS/EDC and, then, the neomycin interaction with BSA at different concentrations (1-128 µM) was investigated...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752072/early-endocrine-disruptors-exposure-acts-on-3t3-l1-differentiation-and-endocrine-activity
#13
Sofiane Boudalia, Christine Belloir, Marie-Louise Miller, Marie-Chantal Canivenc-Lavier
Introduction: Data from last years suggested that early exposure to endocrine disruptors (EDs) can predispose newborns to endocrine dysfunction of adipocytes, obesity, and associated disorders. The implication of EDs at low doses on adipocyte development has been poorly investigated. For instance, vinclozolin (V) is a dicarboximide fungicide widely used in agriculture since the 90's, alone or in mixture with genistein (G), an isoflavonoid from Leguminosae. This study aims to identify the effect of vinclozolin alone or with genistein, on adipose tissue properties using cell culture...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752071/an-in-vitro-ethnopharmacological-study-on-prangos-ferulacea-a-wound-healing-agent
#14
Keyvan Yousefi, Sanaz Hamedeyazdan, Darya Hodaei, Farzaneh Lotfipour, Behzad Baradaran, Mona Orangi, Fatemeh Fathiazad
Introduction: Traditionally Prangos ferulacea root is being used as an effective wound healing agent especially for pus-filled wounds both in human and stocks in the western north of Iran. Regarding the subject we decided to study P. ferulacea roots essential oil (PFE) for its antimicrobial and wound healing activities. Methods: The in vitro wound healing activity of PFE was evaluated in the mouse fibroblast cell line L929 using MTT assay of cell viability and cytotoxicity indices. Scratch assay as an in vitro model of wound healing assay was also conducted in this study...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752070/polymers-in-our-daily-life
#15
EDITORIAL
Hassan Namazi
Polymers are widely used advanced materials, which are found almost in every material used in our daily life. To date, the importance of polymers has been much more highlighted because of their applications in different dominions of sciences, technologies and industry - from basic uses to biopolymers and therapeutic polymers. The main aim of this editorial is to accentuate the pragmatic impacts of polymers in human daily life.
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546954/pleiotropic-cytotoxicity-of-vaca-toxin-in-host-cells-and-its-impact-on-immunotherapy
#16
REVIEW
Farnaz Fahimi, Mohammad Reza Tohidkia, Mehdi Fouladi, Reza Aghabeygi, Naser Samadi, Yadollah Omidi
Introduction: In the recent decades, a number of studies have highlighted the importance of Helicobacter pylori in the initiation and development of peptic ulcer and gastric cancer. Some potential virulence factors (e.g., urease, CagA, VacA, BabA) are exploited by this microorganism, facilitating its persistence through evading human defense mechanisms. Among these toxins and enzymes, vacuolating toxin A (VacA) is of a great importance in the pathogenesis of H. pylori. VacA toxin shows different pattern of cytotoxicity through binding to different cell surface receptors in various cells...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546953/perspective-highlights-on-biodegradable-polymeric-nanosystems-for-targeted-therapy-of-solid-tumors
#17
REVIEW
Marziyeh Fathi, Jaleh Barar
Introduction: Polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) formulated using biodegradable polymers offer great potential for development of de novo drug delivery systems (DDSs) capable of delivering a wide range of bioactive agents. They can be engineered as advanced multifunctional nanosystems (NSs) for simultaneous imaging and therapy known as theranostics or diapeutics. Methods: A brief prospective is provided on biomedical importance and applications of biodegradable polymeric NSs through reviewing the recently published literature...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546952/time-dependency-of-morphological-remodeling-of-endothelial-cells-in-response-to-substrate-stiffness
#18
Zahra Goli-Malekabadi, Mohammad Tafazzoli-Shadpour, Ali Tamayol, Ehsan Seyedjafari
Introduction: Substrate stiffness regulates cellular behavior as cells experience different stiffness values of tissues in the body. For example, endothelial cells (ECs) covering the inner layer of blood vessels are exposed to different stiffness values due to various pathologic and physiologic conditions. Despite numerous studies, cells by time span sense mechanical properties of the substrate, but the response is not well understood. We hypothesized that time is a major determinant influencing the behavior of cells seeded on substrates of varying stiffness...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546951/common-chemotherapeutic-agents-modulate-fatty-acid-distribution-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-colorectal-cancer-cells
#19
Amir Mehdizadeh, Morteza Bonyadi, Masoud Darabi, Reza Rahbarghazi, Soheila Montazersaheb, Kobra Velaei, Maghsood Shaaker, Mohammad-Hossein Somi
Introduction: Cancer cells are critically correlated with lipid molecules, particularly fatty acids, as structural blocks for membrane building, energy sources, and related signaling molecules. Therefore, cancer progression is in direct correlation with fatty acid metabolism. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential effects of common chemotherapeutic agents on the lipid metabolism of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and colorectal cancer (CRC) cells, with a focus on alterations in cellular fatty acid contents...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546950/genetic-polymorphisms-of-multidrug-and-toxin-extrusion-proteins-mate1-and-mate2-in-south-indian-population
#20
Gerard Marshall Raj, Jayanthi Mathaiyan, Mukta Wyawahare, Katiboina Srinivasa Rao, Rekha Priyadarshini
Introduction: Drug transporters are key determinants of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles of certain drugs. SLC47A1 (MATE1) and SLC47A2 (MATE2) are major efflux transporters involved in the hepatic and renal excretion of many cationic drugs including metformin. Our study was proposed to determine the normative frequencies of the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs2289669 and rs12943590 in the SLC47A1 and SLC47A2 genes, respectively, in South Indian population and also to compare those with those of the HapMap populations...
2017: BioImpacts: BI
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