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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356040/basolateral-cd147-induces-hepatocyte-polarity-loss-by-e-cadherin-ubiquitination-and-degradation-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-progress
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Meng Lu, Jiao Wu, Zhi-Wei Hao, Yu-Kui Shang, Jing Xu, Gang Nan, Xia Li, Zhi-Nan Chen, Huijie Bian
Hepatocytes are epithelial cells with highly specialized polarity. The disorder and loss of hepatocyte polarity lead to the weakness of cell adhesion and connection, the induction of epithelial-mesenchymal transition and eventually the occurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). CD147, a tumor-related glycoprotein, promotes epithelial-mesenchymal transition and the invasion of HCC. However, the function of CD147 in hepatocyte depolarization is unknown. Here we identified that CD147 was basolaterally polarized in hepatocyte membrane of liver tissues and HepG2 cells...
January 21, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355735/photodynamic-therapy-using-5-aminolevulinic-acid-triggered-dna-damage-of-adenocarcinoma-breast-cancer-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-lines
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Mona A M Abo-Zeid, Mahmoud T Abo-Elfadl, Shady M Mostafa
Targeting cancer cells with a certain photosensitizer (PS) excited by appropriate laser irradiation to release singlet oxygen as a photodynamic therapy (PDT) remains a challengeable technique to destroy them effectively. This research aimed to assess the cytogenetic potential of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) activated with laser irradiation (5-ALA/PDT) to damage the intact DNA of adenocarcinoma breast cancer cell line (MCF-7) and hepatocellular carcinoma cell line (HepG2). Cancer cells were treated with 0.5 and 1 mM 5-ALA for 4 h, the precursor of the photochemical protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), and then exposed to laser irradiation at 633 nm and 0...
January 17, 2018: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355553/new-application-of-the-commercial-sweetener-rebaudioside-a-as-a-hepatoprotective-candidate-induction-of-the-nrf2-signaling-pathway
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Yuxin Wang, Linyao Li, Yawen Wang, Xiaokang Zhu, Mingdong Jiang, Erqun Song, Yang Song
A large population of drug candidates have failed "from bench to bed" due to unwanted toxicities. We intend to develop an alternative approach for drug discovery, that is, to seek candidates from "safe" compounds. Rebaudioside A (Reb-A) is an approved commercial sweetener from Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. We found that Reb-A protects against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced oxidative injury in human liver hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2) cells. Reb-A showed antioxidant activity on reducing cellular reactive oxygen species and malondialdehyde levels while increasing glutathione levels and superoxide dismutase and catalase activities...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355529/an-enhanced-anti-tumor-effect-of-apoptin-cecropin-b-on-human-hepatoma-cells-by-using-bacterial-magnetic-particle-gene-delivery-system
#4
Xi Wang, Ji-Gui Wang, Yuan-Yuan Geng, Jiao-Jiao Wang, Xiao-Mei Zhang, Shuang-Shuang Yang, Wei Jiang, Wei-Quan Liu
The gene therapy of cancer, due to the limit of its efficiency and safety, has not been widely used in clinical. Recently, bacterial magnetic particles (BMPs), which are membrane-bound nanocrystals found in magnetotactic bacteria, have been exploited as a new gene delivery system. However, its application on gene therapy remains to be explored. In our previous study, we found that a combination of cecropin B (ABPs) and apoptin (VP3) could serve as an effective gene therapeutic agent. Thus, in this study, we used BMPs to deliver the co-expression plasmid of these two gene, namely pVAX1-VA, and evaluated its therapeutic effect on human hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2)...
January 17, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353104/galactosylated-iodine-based-small-molecule-i-v-ct-contrast-agent-for-bile-duct-imaging
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Yeonjin Jung, Hee Sook Hwang, Kun Na
Computed tomography (CT) with contrast plays an important role as a clinical diagnostic tool but still has a limited diagnostic range. In this work, we developed a novel injectable iodine-based small molecule CT contrast agent, even can be used for bile duct diagnostics. The bile duct diagnosable CT contrast agent (BDICA) is synthesized with 5-amino-2,4,6-triiodoisophthaloyl dichloride (ATIPC), tromethamine and lactobionic acid (LBA) for asialoglycoprotein receptor (ASGPR) targeted delivery via receptor-mediated endocytosis and transport to the bile canaliculi...
January 12, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353039/cetylpyridinium-chloride-as-a-novel-inhibitor-of-hepatitis-b-viral-capsid-assembly
#6
Hyun Wook Seo, Joon Pyung Seo, Yoon Jun Kim, Guhung Jung
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major risk factor for chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) worldwide. While multiple hepatitis B drugs have been developed, development of drug resistance during treatment or weak efficacies observed in some cases have limited their application. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop better pharmacological agents for HBV-infected individuals. Here, we identified cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) as a novel inhibitor of HBV. Using computational analysis of CPC-nucleocapsid proteins, microscale thermophoresis analysis of CPC binding to viral nucleocapsids, and in vitro nucleocapsid formation assays, we found that CPC interacts with dimeric viral nucleocapsid protein (known as core protein or HBcAg)...
January 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352941/preparation-and-characterization-of-pva-nanocellulose-ag-nanocomposite-films-for-antimicrobial-food-packaging
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Muhammad Salman Sarwar, Muhammad Bilal Khan Niazi, Zaib Jahan, Tahir Ahmad, Arshad Hussain
Antimicrobial packaging is an area of emerging interest and is rapidly expanding with application of nanotechnology. The present work investigates the effect of nanocellulose (NC) and Ag NPs on the physical, mechanical and thermal properties of PVA nanocomposite films. The tensile strength of PVA was improved from 5.52 ± 0.27 MPa to 12.32 ± 0.61 MPa when filled with 8 wt% of NC. Nanocomposite films exhibited strong antibacterial activity against both Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Escherichia coli (DH5-alpha)...
March 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352940/pegylated-chitosan-nanoparticles-with-embedded-bismuth-sulfide-for-dual-wavelength-fluorescent-imaging-and-photothermal-therapy
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Ke Wang, Jialang Zhuang, Yubing Liu, Maosheng Xu, Jingyuan Zhuang, Zuanguang Chen, Yen Wei, Yuanqing Zhang
It is of great significance to construct multifunctional nanosystems for simultaneous imaging and therapy of cancer cells. Herein, PEGylated chitosan nanoparticles with embedded bismuth sulfide were facilely fabricated via reverse-microemulsion method for fluorescent imaging and photothermal therapy of HepG2 cells. The obtained BSA-Bi2S3-CG-PEG nanospheres revealed dual-wavelength fluorescence, which were spectrally isolated from the bioautofluorescence. Moreover, they demonstrated remarkable photothermal conversion efficiency and stability...
March 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352930/an-efficient-approach-to-prepare-sulfated-polysaccharide-and-evaluation-of-anti-tumor-activities-in-vitro
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Junlong Wang, Aijuan Bao, Xinhua Meng, Hongyun Guo, Yongdong Zhang, Yali Zhao, Weibao Kong, Junyu Liang, Jian Yao, Ji Zhang
Use of microwave radiation is one of the most potential techniques in polysaccharide derivatives synthesis due to its advantages such as higher yields, milder reaction conditions and shorter reaction times. This study was aimed at producing sulfated polysaccharides by microwave irradiation using polar reagents and solvent. Six sulfated Artemisia sphaerocephala polysaccharide derivatives (SPAS) were obtained by using chlorosulfuric acid/pyridine method in the reaction duration range of 15-300 min at a fixed microwave power of 100W...
March 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352869/positively-charged-gold-nanoparticles-capped-with-folate-quaternary-chitosan-synthesis-cytotoxicity-and-uptake-by-cancer-cells
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Hui-Ju Yen, Yen-An Young, Tsung-Neng Tsai, Kuang-Ming Cheng, Xin-An Chen, Ying-Chuan Chen, Cheng-Cheung Chen, Jenn-Jong Young, Po-da Hong
In this study, we synthesized various quaternary chitosan derivatives and used them to stabilize gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). These chitosan derivatives comprised N-(2-hydroxy)propyl-3-trimethylammonium chitosan chloride (HTCC), folate-HTCC, galactosyl-HTCC, and their fluorescein isothiocyanate-conjugated derivatives. Various positively surface-charged AuNPs were prepared under alkaline conditions using glucose as a reducing agent in the presence of the HTCC derivatives (HTCCs). The effects of the concentration of NaOH, glucose, and HTCCs on the particles size, zeta potential, and stability were studied in detail...
March 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352710/changes-in-hepg2-spheroid-behavior-induced-by-differences-in-the-gap-distance-between-spheroids-in-a-micropatterned-culture-system
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Daisuke Miyamoto, Takuya Hara, Ai Hyakutake, Kohji Nakazawa
Micropatterning is a promising technique for modulating culture environments. In this study, we investigated the effect of spheroid separation distance on their properties in a micropatterned chip of HepG2 spheroids. The basic chip design consisted of 37 collagen spots (300 μm in diameter) in a hexagonal arrangement on a glass substrate; the region without collagen-spots was modified by polyethylene glycol to create the non-adhesive surface. Three similar chips were fabricated with gap distances between collagen-spots of 500, 1000, and 1500 μm...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352129/molecular-characterization-of-the-grape-seeds-extract-s-effect-against-chemically-induced-liver-cancer-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-analyses
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Alaaeldin Ahmed Hamza, Gehan Hussein Heeba, Hanan Mohamed Elwy, Chandraprabha Murali, Raafat El-Awady, Amr Amin
The purpose of this study was to investigate the anti-cancer property of grape seed extract (GSE) during early stages of developing liver cancer using a two-stage carcinogenic model combining diethylnitrosamine (DEN) and 2-Acetyl Aminofluorene (2-AAF). Administration of GSE at doses 25, 50 and 100 mg/kg per day started at the beginning of promotion periods and continued for 14 weeks. GSE dramatically inhibited pre-neoplastic foci formation as well as significantly decreased the number and the area of placental glutathione-S-transferase in livers of DEN-2AAF-treated rats by approximately 4 & 10 fold deductions, respectively...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351884/crucial-role-of-chelatable-iron-in-silver-nanoparticles-induced-dna-damage-and-cytotoxicity
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Agnieszka Grzelak, Maria Wojewódzka, Sylwia Meczynska-Wielgosz, Mariusz Zuberek, Dominika Wojciechowska, Marcin Kruszewski
Damage to mitochondria and subsequent ROS leakage is a commonly accepted mechanism of nanoparticle toxicity. However, malfunction of mitochondria results in generation of superoxide anion radical (O2•-), which due to the relatively low chemical reactivity is rather unlikely to cause harmful effects triggered by nanoparticles. We show that treatment of HepG2 cells with silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) resulted in generation of H2O2 instead of O2•-, as measured by ROS specific mitochondrial probes. Moreover, addition of a selective iron chelator diminished AgNPs toxicity...
January 9, 2018: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350888/identification-of-p90-ribosomal-s6-kinase-2-as-a-novel-host-protein-in-hbx-augmenting-hbv-replication-by-itraq-based-quantitative-comparative-proteomics
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Li-Bo Yan, You-Jia Yu, Qing-Bo Zhang, Xiao-Qiong Tang, Lang Bai, FeiJun Huang, Hong Tang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to screen for novel host proteins that play a role in HBx augmenting HBV replication. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Three HepG2 cell lines stably harboring different functional domain of HBx (HBx, HBx-Cm6, and HBx-Cm16) were cultured. ITRAQ technology integrated with LC-MS/MS analysis was applied to identify the proteome differences among these three cell lines. RESULTS: In brief, a total of 70 different proteins were identified among HepG2-HBx, HepG2-HBx-Cm6, and HepG2-HBx-Cm16 by double repetition...
January 19, 2018: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350716/three-dimensional-multiscale-fiber-matrices-development-and-characterization-for-increased-hepg2-functional-maintenance-for-bio-artificial-liver-application
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Surendra Kumar Verma, Akshay Modi, Jayesh Bellare
The development of a cell-growth substrate that provides a nature-like microenvironment, promotes cell adhesion, and maintains the cells' functional activities is a research focus in the field of tissue engineering. In the present study, three-dimensional micro-nano multiscale fiber-based substrates were developed by depositing biocompatible polycaprolactone (PCL)/PCL-Chitosan (C)/PCL-C-Gelatin (G) electrospun nanofibers (NFs) on the outer surface of hollow fiber membranes (HFMs) in one step. A comparison study with regard to physico-chemical characterization, hemocompatibility, cytotoxicity, and cellular functionality was performed with the developed matrices...
January 19, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350417/hepatitis-c-virus-core-protein-induces-dysfunction-of-liver-sinusoidal-endothelial-cell-by-down-regulation-of-silent-information-regulator-1
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Li-Jie Sun, Jian-Wu Yu, Yu-Guang Shi, Xiao-Yu Zhang, Meng-Ni Shu, Mo-Yang Chen
Objective Hepatic fibrosis is a frequent feature of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Some evidence has suggested the potential role of silent information regulator 1 (SIRT1) in organ fibrosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of HCV core protein on expression of SIRT1 of liver sinusoidal endothelial cell (LSEC) and function of LSEC. Methods LSECs were co-cultured with HepG2 cells or HepG2 cells expressing HCV core protein and LSECs cultured alone were used as controls. After co-culture, the activity and expression levels of mRNA and protein of SIRT1 in LSEC were detected by a SIRT1 fluorometric assay kit, real time-PCR (RT-PCR), Western blot, respectively...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349567/hbeag-induces-the-expression-of-macrophage-mir-155-to-accelerate-liver-injury-via-promoting-production-of-inflammatory-cytokines
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Wenwen Wang, Hongjun Bian, Feifei Li, Xiao Li, Di Zhang, Shuohuan Sun, Shouyang Song, Qiang Zhu, Wanhua Ren, Chengyong Qin, Jianni Qi
Activation of Kupffer cells (KCs) induced that inflammatory cytokine production plays a central role in the pathogenesis of HBV infection. The previous studies from our and other laboratory demonstrated miRNAs can regulate TLR-inducing inflammatory responses to macrophage. However, the involvement of miRNAs in HBV-associated antigen-induced macrophage activation is still not thoroughly understood. Here, we evaluated the effects and mechanisms of miR-155 in HBV-associated antigen-induced macrophage activation...
January 18, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348833/gold-nanoparticles-as-a-potent-radiosensitizer-in-neutron-therapy
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Eun Ho Kim, Mi-Sook Kim, Hyo Sook Song, Seung Hoon Yoo, Sei Sai, Kwangzoo Chung, Jiwon Sung, Youn Kyoung Jeong, YunHui Jo, Myonggeun Yoon
The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential of gold nanoparticles as radiosensitizer for use in neutron therapy against hepatocellular carcinoma. The hepatocellular carcinoma cells lines Huh7 and HepG2 were irradiated with γ and neutron radiation in the presence or absence of gold nanoparticles. Effects were evaluated by transmission electron microscopy, cell survival, cell cycle, DNA damage, migration, and invasiveness. Gold nanoparticles significantly enhanced the radiosensitivity of Huh7 and HepG2 cells to γ-rays by 1...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348717/high-performance-liquid-chromatography-analysis-of-phytosterols-in-panax-ginseng-root-grown-under-different-conditions
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Dong Gu Lee, Jaemin Lee, Kyung-Tack Kim, Sang-Won Lee, Young-Ock Kim, Ik-Hyun Cho, Hak-Jae Kim, Chun-Gun Park, Sanghyun Lee
Background: The Panax ginseng plant is used as an herbal medicine. Phytosterols of P. ginseng have inhibitory effects on inflammation-related factors in HepG2 cells. Methods: Phytosterols (e.g., stigmasterol and β-sitosterol) in the roots of P. ginseng grown under various conditions were analyzed using high-performance liquid chromatography. The P. ginseng roots analyzed in this study were collected from three cultivation areas in Korea (i.e., Geumsan, Yeongju, and Jinan) and differed by cultivation year (i...
January 2018: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348534/anti-cancer-activities-of-allyl-isothiocyanate-and-its-conjugated-silicon-quantum-dots
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Peng Liu, Mehrnaz Behray, Qi Wang, Wei Wang, Zhigang Zhou, Yimin Chao, Yongping Bao
Allyl isothiocyanate (AITC), a dietary phytochemical in some cruciferous vegetables, exhibits promising anticancer activities in many cancer models. However, previous data showed AITC to have a biphasic effect on cell viability, DNA damage and migration in human hepatoma HepG2 cells. Moreover, in a 3D co-culture of HUVEC with pericytes, it inhibited tube formation at high doses but promoted this at low doses, which confirmed its biphasic effect on angiogenesis. siRNA knockdown of Nrf2 and glutathione inhibition abolished the stimulation effect of AITC on cell migration and DNA damage...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
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