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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548956/dalbinol-a-rotenoid-from-amorpha-fruticosa-l-exerts-anti-proliferative-activity-by-facilitating-%C3%AE-catenin-degradation-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Xiaohui Zhu, Xin Wu, Jing Cheng, Hongbo Liao, Xiaoqing Di, Lili Li, Rong Li, Yanfang Zhou, Xiangning Zhang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a highly malignant tumor, and the main cause of treatment failure is malignant proliferation. Aberrations in Wnt/β-catenin signaling are associated with HCC development. Despite the improvements in overall survival made over the past decade from the advent of molecularly targeted therapies, these treatments do not have efficacy in all patients with different pathogeneses. Therefore, there is a demand for novel chemotherapeutic agents for HCC. To this end, we built a natural compound library and screened out a rotenoid named dalbinol from the seeds of Amorpha fruticosa L...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548677/destabilization-of-human-insulin-fibrils-by-peptides-of-fruit-bromelain-derived-from-ananas-comosus-pineapple
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Sromona Das, Debasish Bhattacharyya
Deposition of insulin aggregates in human body leads to dysfunctioning of several organs. Effectiveness of fruit bromelain from pineapple in prevention of insulin aggregate was investigated. Proteolyses of bromelain was done as par human digestive system and the pool of small peptides was separated from larger peptides and proteins. Under conditions of growth of insulin aggregates from its monomers, this pool of peptides restricted the reaction upto formation of oligomers of limited size. These peptides also destabilized preformed insulin aggregates to oligomers...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546951/common-chemotherapeutic-agents-modulate-fatty-acid-distribution-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-colorectal-cancer-cells
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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/28545532/cytotoxicity-of-the-methanol-extracts-of-elephantopus-mollis-kalanchoe-crenata-and-4-other-cameroonian-medicinal-plants-towards-human-carcinoma-cells
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Victor Kuete, Fabrice W Fokou, Oğuzhan Karaosmanoğlu, Veronique P Beng, Hülya Sivas
BACKGROUND: Cancer still constitutes one of the major health concerns globally, causing serious threats on patients, their families, and the healthcare system. METHODS: In this study, the cytotoxicity of the methanol extract of Elephantopus mollis whole plant (EMW), Enantia chlorantha bark (ECB), Kalanchoe crenata leaves (KCL), Lophira alata bark (LAB), Millettia macrophylla leaves (MML) and Phragmanthera capitata leaves (PCL) towards five human solid cancer cell lines and normal CRL2120 fibroblasts, was evaluated...
May 25, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545250/endophytic-bacteria-isolated-from-panax-ginseng-improves-ginsenoside-accumulation-in-adventitious-ginseng-root-culture
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Xiaolin Song, Hao Wu, Zhenhao Yin, Meilan Lian, Chengri Yin
Ginsenoside is the most important secondary metabolite of ginseng. Natural sources of wild ginseng have been overexploited. Although root culture could reduce the length of the growth cycle of ginseng, the number of ginsenosides is fewer and their contents are lower in adventitious roots of ginseng than that in ginseng cultivated in the field. In this study, we investigated the effects of endophytic bacterial elicitors on biomass and ginsenoside production in adventitious roots cultures of Panax ginseng. Endophyte LB 5-3 as an elicitor could increase biomass and ginsenoside accumulation in ginseng adventitious root culture...
May 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545193/synthesis-characterization-and-cytotoxic-evaluation-of-graphene-oxide-nanosheets-in-vitro-liver-cancer-model
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Samah A Loutfy, Taher A Salaheldin, Marwa A Ramadan, Khaled Yehia Farroh, Zeinab F Abdallah, Tareq Youssef
Background: Graphene nanosheets have a broad spectrum of biomedical applications. Hepatocellular cancer (HCC) is a major health problem in the Egyptian population. Currently, treatment strategies are invasive and have several adverse side effects. Thus, other approaches are required for managing this aggressive type of cancer. Our objective here was to prepare and characterize graphene oxide nanosheets and evaluate cytotoxic effect at the molecular level in an in vitro human liver cancer cell model (HepG2)...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545188/clinacanthus-nutans-hexane-extracts-induce-apoptosis-through-a-caspase-dependent-pathway-in-human-cancer-cell-lines
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Pei Ying Ng, Soi Moi Chye, Chew Hee Ng, Rhun Yian Koh, Yee Lian Tiong, Liew Phing Pui, Yong Hui Tan, Crystale Siew Ying Lim, Khuen Yen Ng
Background: Clinacanthus nutans (C.nutans) is a plant consumed as a cancer treatment in tropical Asia. Despite the availability of numerous anecdotal reports, evaluation of active anticancer effects has remained elusive. Therefore we here examined antiproliferative, reactive oxygen species (ROS)-inducing and apoptosis mechanisms of whole plant extracts in different cancer cell lines. Methods: Antiproliferative actions of five solvent extracts (hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, methanol and water) of C.nutans were tested on non-small cell lung cancer (A549), nasopharygeal cancer (CNE1) and liver cancer (HepG2) cells using MTT assay...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545035/novel-ppar%C3%AE-agonist-mhy553-alleviates-hepatic-steatosis-by-increasing-fatty-acid-oxidation-and-decreasing-inflammation-during-aging
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Seong Min Kim, Bonggi Lee, Hye Jin An, Dae Hyun Kim, Kyung Chul Park, Sang-Gyun Noh, Ki Wung Chung, Eun Kyeong Lee, Kyung Mok Kim, Do Hyun Kim, Su Jeong Kim, Pusoon Chun, Ho Jeong Lee, Hyung Ryong Moon, Hae Young Chung
Hepatic steatosis is frequently observed in obese and aged individuals. Because hepatic steatosis is closely associated with metabolic syndromes, including insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and inflammation, numerous efforts have been made to develop compounds that ameliorate it. Here, a novel peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) α agonist, 4-(benzo[d]thiazol-2-yl)benzene-1,3-diol (MHY553) was developed, and investigated its beneficial effects on hepatic steatosis using young and old Sprague-Dawley rats and HepG2 cells...
May 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544513/composition-antioxidant-and-anticancer-activities-of-the-essential-oil-from-fresh-and-air-dried-aerial-parts-of-pallenis-spinosa
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Mahmoud A Al-Qudah, Ayman M Saleh, Naif L Alhawsawi, Hala I Al-Jaber, Syed A Rizvi, Fatma U Afifi
This study was performed to determine the chemical composition, antioxidant and anticancer effects of essential oils extracted from the aerial parts of fresh (F-PSEO) and air-dried (D-PSEO) Pallenis spinosa. The composition of the oils was analyzed by GC and GC-MS, the antioxidant activity by free radical scavenging and metal chelating assays, and their cytotoxicity by a flow cytometry analysis. The primary components in both oils were sesquiterpene hydrocarbons and oxygentated sesquiterpenes. F-PSEO contained 36 different compounds; α-cadinol (16...
May 23, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543603/silver-nanoparticles-antimicrobial-activity-cytotoxicity-and-synergism-with-n-acetyl-cysteine
#10
Selwan Hamed, Mohamed Emara, Riham M Shawky, Ramadan A El-Domany, Tareq Youssef
The fast progression of nanotechnology has led to novel therapeutic interventions. Antimicrobial activities of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) were tested against standard ATCC strains of Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 9144), Escherichia coli (O157:H7), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 27853), and Candida albicans (ATCC 90028) in addition to 60 clinical isolates collected from cancer patients. Antimicrobial activity was tested by disk diffusion method and MIC values for Ag NPs alone and in combination with N-acetylcysteine (NAC) against tested pathogens were determined by broth microdilution method...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542038/hypoxia-as-a-target-for-drug-combination-therapy-of-liver-cancer
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Cressida Bowyer, Andrew L Lewis, Andrew W Lloyd, Gary J Phillips, Wendy M Macfarlane
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third most frequent cause of cancer deaths worldwide. The standard of care for intermediate HCC is transarterial chemoembolization, which combines tumour embolization with locoregional delivery of the chemotherapeutic doxorubicin. Embolization therapies induce hypoxia, leading to the escape and proliferation of hypoxia-adapted cancer cells. The transcription factor that orchestrates responses to hypoxia is hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1). The aim of this work is to show that targeting HIF-1 with combined drug therapy presents an opportunity for improving outcomes for HCC treatment...
May 24, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541690/bioactive-glycosides-from-the-twigs-of-litsea-cubeba
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Ling-Yan Wang, Ming-Hua Chen, Jiang Wu, Hua Sun, Wei Liu, Yu-Hong Qu, Yan-Cheng Li, Yu-Zhuo Wu, Rui Li, Dan Zhang, Su-Juan Wang, Sheng Lin
The air-dried twigs of Litsea cubeba, a traditional Chinese medicinal tree, afforded 10 new aromatic glycosides (1-10) and 26 known analogues. Their structures were assigned by extensive 1D and 2D NMR experiments, and the absolute configurations were resolved by chemical methods, electronic circular dichroism, specific rotation, and X-ray crystallographic analysis. Compound 4 is the first example of a naturally occurring homoneolignan glucoside. Compounds 4, 6-8, and the known neolignan glucosides (11, 12, and 14) at respective 10 μM concentrations were found to reduce acetaminophen-induced HepG2 cell injury with 30...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540526/high-fat-diet-inhibits-pgc-1%C3%AE-suppressive-effect-on-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in-hepatocytes
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Wermerson Assunção Barroso, Vanessa Jacob Victorino, Isabela Casagrande Jeremias, Ricardo Costa Petroni, Suely Kunimi Kubo Ariga, Thiago A Salles, Denise Frediani Barbeiro, Thais Martins de Lima, Heraldo Possolo de Souza
PURPOSE: The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator-1 alpha (PGC-1α) regulates the expression of genes implicated in fatty acid oxidation and oxidative phosphorylation. Its role in liver steatosis is well established, since mice with liver-specific deletion of PGC-1α exhibit lipid accumulation and high-fat diet reduces hepatic PGC-1α expression in mice. In this study, we investigated the role of PGC-1α in the inflammatory changes observed in steatohepatitis induced by high-fat diet...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540349/dataset-of-protein-species-from-human-liver
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Stanislav Naryzhny, Maria Maynskova, Victor Zgoda, Alexander Archakov
This article contains data related to the research article entitled "Zipf׳s law in proteomics" (Naryzhny et al., 2017) [1]. The protein composition in the human liver or hepatocarcinoma (HepG2) cells extracts was estimated using a filter-aided sample preparation (FASP) protocol. The protein species/proteoform composition in the human liver was determined by two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) followed by Electrospray Ionization Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (ESI LC-MS/MS). In the case of two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE), the gel was stained with Coomassie Brilliant Blue R350, and image analysis was performed with ImageMaster 2D Platinum software (GE Healthcare)...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539821/stabilization-of-4e-bp1-by-pi3k-kinase-and-its-involvement-in-chk2-phosphorylation-in-the-cellular-response-to-radiation
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Zi-Jian Yu, Hui-Hui Luo, Zeng-Fu Shang, Hua Guan, Bei-Bei Xiao, Xiao-Dan Liu, Yu Wang, Bo Huang, Ping-Kun Zhou
Objectives: 4E-BP1 is a family member of eIF4E binding proteins (4E-BPs) which act as the suppressors of cap-dependent translation of RNA via competitively associating with cap-bound eIF4E. RNA translation regulation is an important manner to control the cellular responses to a series of stress conditions such as ionizing radiation (IR)-induced DNA damage response and cell cycle controlling. This study aimed to determine the mechanism of 4E-BP1 stabilization and its potential downstream target(s) in the response to IR...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539437/spontaneous-mutation-at-amino-acid-544-of-the-ebola-glycoprotein-potentiates-virus-entry-and-selection-in-tissue-culture
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John B Ruedas, Jason Ladner, Chelsea R Ettinger, Suryaram Gummuluru, Gustavo Palacios, John H Connor
Ebolaviruses have a surface glycoprotein (GP1,2) required for virus attachment and entry into cells. Mutations affecting GP1,2 functions can alter virus growth properties. We generated a recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus encoding Ebola Virus Makona variant GP1,2 (rVSV-MAK-GP) and observed emergence of a T544I mutation in the Makona GP1,2 gene during tissue culture passage in certain cell lines. The T544I mutation emerged within two passages when VSV-MAK-GP was grown on Vero E6, Vero, and BS-C-1 cells but not when it was passaged on Huh7 and HepG2 cells...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539275/mucosal-transfer-of-wheat-germ-agglutinin-modified-lipid-polymer-hybrid-nanoparticles-for-oral-delivery-of-oridonin
#17
Ying Liu, Jinguang Liu, Jun Liang, Meiying Zhang, Zhe Li, Zhi Wang, Beilei Dang, Nianping Feng
Wheat germ agglutinin-modified lipid-polymer hybrid nanoparticles (WGA-LPNs) promote cellular uptake after oral delivery via receptor-mediated endocytosis and bioadhesion. Understanding the mucosal transport of WGA-LPNs would help to improve bioavailability and ensure therapeutic efficacy. In this study, WGA-LPNs interacted with mucin, forming larger agglomerates with intact core-shell structure. The interaction of WGA-LPNs with mucin improved enterocyte endocytosis in Caco-2 cells. An in situ intestinal diffusion study in mice confirmed that WGA-LPNs reached enterocytes and underwent endocytosis, despite interference from mucin...
May 21, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539046/a-facile-chip-based-array-monolithic-microextraction-system-online-coupled-with-icpms-for-fast-analysis-of-trace-heavy-metals-in-biological-samples
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Jing Zhang, Beibei Chen, Han Wang, Man He, Bin Hu
Trace heavy metals have great impact on biological system, therefore, it is essential to develop suitable analytical methods for the determination of trace heavy metals in biological samples to elucidate their biochemical and physiological functions in organisms. Herein, we presented a chip-based array monolithic microextraction system and combined it with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS) for online analysis of trace Hg, Pb and Bi in real-world biological samples. Six ethylenediamine modified poly glycidyl methacrylate-co-ethylene glycol dimethacrylate (poly (GMA-co-EDMA-NH2)) capillary monolithic columns were embedded parallelly in microchannels of a microfluidic chip for array monolithic microextraction...
May 25, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538192/hepatic-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-hexane-extracts-of-dioscorea-batatas-decne-possible-suppression-of-toll-like-receptor-4-mediated-signaling
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Hyun Jung Koo, SungRyul Lee, Kwang Jin Chang, Eunsoo Sohn, Eun-Hwa Sohn, Se Chan Kang, Suhkneung Pyo
The hepatic anti-inflammatory potential of hexane extracts of Dioscorea batatas Decne edible part (EDH-1e) and bark (EDH-2b) were investigated in Western-type diet-fed apolipoprotein E null [ApoE (-/-)] mice and HepG2 cells. EDH-1e and EDH-2b suppressed the increased levels of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-6, transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1), vascular cell adhesion protein 1 (VCAM-1), and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), and reduced infiltration of monocytes into liver tissue...
May 21, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537913/interaction-of-microrna-21-145-and-smad3-domain-specific-phosphorylation-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#20
Ji Yu Wang, Meng Fang, Alex Boye, Chao Wu, Jia Jun Wu, Ying Ma, Shu Hou, Yue Kan, Yan Yang
MicroRNAs 21 and 145 exhibit inverse expression in Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but how they relate to Smad3 C-terminal and Link region phosphorylation (pSmad3C and pSmad3L) downstream of TGF-β/MAPK signaling, remains inconclusive. Our results suggest microRNA-145 targets Smad3 in HepG2 cells. Decreased tumor volume and increased apoptosis were produced in both microRNA-21 antagomir and microRNA-145 agomir groups compared to controls. Inhibition of TβRI and MAPK (ERK, JNK, and p38) activation respectively produced decreased microRNA-21 but increased microRNA-145 expression...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
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