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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806521/determination-of-caspase-3-activity-and-its-inhibition-constant-by-combination-of-fluorescence-correlation-spectroscopy-with-a-microwell-chip
#1
Di Su, Xiaocai Hu, Chaoqing Dong, Jicun Ren
Caspase-3 is a key enzyme executing apoptosis during ontogenesis and homeostasis of multicellular organisms, and is a very important and potential drug target in treatment of apoptosis disturbance. So far, no commercial drugs for caspase-3 are available, and it is urgently necessitated to develop an effective method for caspase-3 activity assay and its inhibitor screening. In this paper, we propose a new method for determination of caspase-3 activity and its inhibition constant by combining single molecule fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) with a microwell chip...
August 14, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805970/a-novel-free-fatty-acid-receptor-1-gpr40-ffar1-agonist-mr1704-enhances-glucose-dependent-insulin-secretion-and-improves-glucose-homeostasis-in-rats
#2
Naoto Tsuda, Atsuko Kawaji, Toshihiro Sato, Mitsuhiro Takagi, Chika Higashi, Yutaka Kato, Kumiko Ogawa, Hiroyasu Naba, Munetaka Ohkouchi, Masaki Nakamura, Yoshitaka Hosaka, Junichi Sakaki
Activation of G protein-coupled receptor 40/Free fatty acid receptor 1 (GPR40/FFAR1), which is highly expressed in pancreatic β cells, is considered an important pharmacologic target for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of MR1704, a novel GPR40/FFAR1 agonist, on glucose homeostasis in rats. MR1704 is a highly potent and selective, orally bioavailable agonist with similar in vitro potencies among humans, mice, and rats. Treatment of rat islets with MR1704 increased glucose-dependent insulin secretion...
August 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805696/licochalcone-a-inhibits-the-proliferation-of-human-lung-cancer-cell-lines-a549-and-h460-by-inducing-g2-m-cell-cycle-arrest-and-er-stress
#3
Chenyu Qiu, Tingting Zhang, Wenxin Zhang, Lina Zhou, Bin Yu, Wei Wang, Zhihong Yang, Zhiguo Liu, Peng Zou, Guang Liang
Licochalcone A (LicA), a flavonoid isolated from the famous Chinese medicinal herb Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch, has wide spectrum of pharmacological activities. In this study, the anti-cancer effects and potential mechanisms of LicA in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells were studied. LicA decreased cell viability and induced apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner in NSCLC cells. LicA inhibited lung cancer cells growth by blocking cell cycle progression at the G2/M transition and inducing apoptosis. LicA treatment decreased the expression of MDM2, Cyclin B1, Cdc2 and Cdc25C in H460 and A549 cancer cell lines...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805483/tet1-mediated-dna-demethylation-involves-in-neuron-damage-induced-by-bilirubin-in-vitro
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Panhong Gou, Xiaoling Qi, Rui Yuan, Haojie Li, Xiaoling Gao, Junling Wang, Benzhong Zhang
The aim of this study is to identify the role of Tet1-mediated DNA demethylation in the neurotoxicity caused by unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) in vitro. Primary neuronal cells after cultured for 72 h were exposed to UCB (0-100 μmol/L) for 24 h. Following exposure to UCB cytotoxicity was determined with the methyl tetrazolium (MTT) assay, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and caspase-3 activity in neuron cells were measured with the corresponding assay kits. The expression of Tet1 and Klotho was determined with RT-PCR at mRNA level and western blot at protein level...
August 14, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805067/the-lncrna-nespas-is-associated-with-osteoarthritis-progression-and-serves-as-a-potential-new-prognostic-biomarker
#5
Sujung Park, Myeungsoo Lee, Churl-Hong Chun, Eun-Jung Jin
INTRODUCTION: In this article, we explored the hypothesis that the long noncoding RNA, Nespas, promotes osteoarthritis (OA) by supporting abnormal lipid metabolism in human chondrocytes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human articular chondrocytes from osteoarthritis patients were used and expression level of Nespas were determined by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Introduction of Nespas and Nespas-associated genes/miRNAs were performed by using a lentiviral system...
August 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804952/evaluation-of-cytotoxicity-of-propofol-and-its-related-mechanism-in-glioblastoma-cells-and-astrocytes
#6
Shu-Shong Hsu, Chung-Ren Jan, Wei-Zhe Liang
Propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol), one of the extensively and commonly used anesthetic agents, has been shown to affect the biological behavior of various models. Previous researches have shown that propofol-induced cytotoxicity might cause anticancer effect in different cells. However, the mechanisms underlying the effect of propofol on cytotoxicity is still elusive in human glioblastoma cells. The aims of this study were to evaluate effects of propofol on cytotoxicity, cell cycle distribution and ROS production, and establish the relationship between oxidative stress and cytotoxicity in GBM 8401 human glioblastoma cells and DI TNC1 rat astrocytes...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804932/kisspeptin-regulates-ovarian-steroidogenesis-during-delayed-embryonic-development-in-the-fruit-bat-cynopterus-sphinx
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Anuradha, Amitabh Krishna
Cynopterus sphinx, a fruit bat, undergoes delayed embryonic development during the winter months, a period that corresponds to low levels of progesterone and estradiol synthesis by the ovary. Kisspeptins (KPs) are a group of neuropeptide hormones that act via G-protein coupled receptor 54 (GPR54) to stimulate hypothalamic secretion of Gonadotropin-releasing hormone, thereby regulating ovarian steroidogenesis, folliculogenesis, and ovulation. GPR54 is also expressed in the ovary, suggesting a direct role for KPs in ovarian steroidogenesis...
August 14, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804614/protective-effect-of-bioactive-compounds-from-echinophora-cinerea-against-cisplatin-induced-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-the-pc12-cell-line
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Yald Shokoohinia, Shekoufeh Khajouei, Farahnaz Ahmadi, Nastaran Ghiasvand, Leila Hosseinzadeh
OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to evaluate the protective effect of the compounds isolated from Echinophora cinerea (E. cinerea) against oxidative stress and apoptosis induced by cisplatin (CIS) in PC12 cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six compounds were isolated as quercetrin-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (QUE), osthol (OST), verbenone-5-O-β-D-glycopyranoside (VER), Isoimperatorin (ISO), kaempferol-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (KAM), and echinophorin B (ECH). For this study, we used MTT reduction assay for detection of protective effects of isolated compounds on CIS-induced cytotoxicity in PC12 cells...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804538/exendin-4-assisted-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-protects-renal-function-against-co-existing-acute-kidney-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-and-severe-sepsis-syndrome-in-rat
#9
Pei-Hsun Sung, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Chih-Chao Yang, Yen-Ta Chen, Kuan-Hung Chen, Chih-Hung Chen, Pei-Lin Shao, Yung-Lung Chen, Sarah Chua, Han-Tan Chai, Yi-Ling Chen, Tien-Hung Huang, Hon-Kan Yip, Mel S Lee
This study tested the hypothesis that combined therapy with exendin-4 (Ex4) and autologous adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs) was superior to either alone for protecting renal function against acute kidney ischemia-reperfusion (IR; 40-min ischemia/27-h reperfusion) injury when complicated by sepsis syndrome (SS; by cecal-ligation-puncture). Adult-male Sprague-Dawley rats (n=40) were equally divided into group 1 (sham-control), group 2 (IR-SS), group 3 (IR-SS + Ex4, 10 μg/kg subcutaneously 30 min after reperfusion and daily for 3 days), group 4 [IR-SS + ADMSC (1...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803881/cell-specific-and-dose-dependent-effects-of-pahs-on-proliferation-cell-cycle-and-apoptosis-protein-expression-and-hormone-secretion-by-placental-cell-lines
#10
Eliza Drwal, Agnieszka Rak, Adam Grochowalski, Tomasz Milewicz, Ewa Lucja Gregoraszczuk
In the preset study we measured the concentrations of 16 priority PAHs in maternal blood and placental tissue by using the GC-MS/MS system, and investigated the effects of selected PAHs (naphthalene, anthracene, phenanthrene, pyrene) and mixtures on BeWo and JEG-3 human placental cell line proliferation (Alamar Blue), cytotoxicity (3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (XTT), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), acid phosphatase (AP), endocrine activity (progesterone and estradiol secretion) and apoptosis (cyclin A1, cyclin D2, cdk 2, cdk 4, Bcl-xl, Bax, and caspase-3 protein expression)...
August 10, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803810/autophagy-plays-a-positive-role-in-zinc-induced-apoptosis-in-intestinal-porcine-epithelial-cells
#11
Xin Zhou, Yansen Li, ChunMei Li
A high‑zinc (Zn) diet has been found to promote growth performance in pigs, but causes cell apoptosis in the intestinal epithelium. To investigate the mechanism underlying the high dietary Zn-induced apoptosis in porcine small intestinal epithelium, IPEC-J2 cells (intestinal porcine epithelial cells) were used to determine the effect of Zn on cell inhibitory, apoptosis, and mitochondrial membrane potential and autophagy in vitro. Results showed that Zn inhibited IPEC-J2 cell proliferation and induced apoptosis and autophagy...
August 10, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803233/comprehensive-analysis-of-the-chemical-composition-and-in-vitro-cytotoxic-mechanisms-of-pallines-spinosa-flower-and-leaf-essential-oils-against-breast-cancer-cells
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Ayman M Saleh, Mahmoud A Al-Qudah, Amre Nasr, Sayed A Rizvi, Anwar Borai, Mustafa Daghistani
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In our quest for new natural anticancer agents, we studied the cytotoxicity of the essential oils extracted from flowers and leaves of Pallines spinosa. METHODS: The essential oils were extracted by hydrodistillation and solid phase microextraction (SPME) from flowers and leaves of the plant and their composition was determined by GC/GC-MS. The cytotoxicity of the oils was evaluated against MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 breast adenocarcinomas, and the non-cancerous MCF-10-2A cells, using a flow cytometry-based assay Apoptosis was evaluated by flow cytometry, nuclear staining, caspases activation, and Western blotting techniques, and cell cycle by measuring DNA contents...
August 11, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803117/phenolics-from-rubus-fairholmianus-induces-cytotoxicity-and-apoptosis-in-human-breast-adenocarcinoma-cells
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Blassan P George, Heidi Abrahamse, Nanjundaswamy M Hemmaragala
Herbal medicine is an important part of health care system in most of the countries. Rubus fairholmianus is an unexplored berry in folkloric medicine. In this study, we aimed to understand the importance of R. fairholmianus in pharmaceutical industry for the development of cost-effective cancer therapeutic drugs using in vivo and in vitro analysis. Chemical characterisation, antioxidant, antiproliferative and apoptosis inducing properties of R. fairholmianus root methanolic column subfraction (RFM) were investigated...
August 9, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803068/improved-therapeutic-efficacy-of-mammalian-expressed-recombinant-interferon-gamma-against-ovarian-cancer-cells
#14
Ali Razaghi, Carina Villacrés, Vincent Jung, Narges Mashkour, Michael Butler, Leigh Owens, Kirsten Heimann
Human interferon gamma (hIFNγ) affects tumour cells and modulates immune responses, showing promise as an anti-cancer biotherapeutic. This study investigated the effect of glycosylation and expression system of recombinant hIFNγ in ovarian carcinoma cell lines, PEO1 and SKOV3. The efficacy of E. coli- and mammalian-expressed hIFNγ (hIFNγ-CHO and HEK293, glycosylated/de-glycosylated) on cytostasis, cell death (MTT, and Guava-ViaCount(®) flow-cytometry) and apoptotic signalling (Western blot of Cdk2, histone H3, procaspase-3, FADD, cleaved PARP, and caspase-3) was examined...
August 9, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802718/curcumin-ameliorates-cardiac-dysfunction-induced-by-mechanical-trauma
#15
Xintao Li, Tingting Cao, Shuo Ma, Zehao Jing, Yue Bi, Jicheng Zhou, Chong Chen, Deqin Yu, Liang Zhu, Shuzhuang Li
Curcumin, a phytochemical component derived from turmeric (Carcuma longa), has been extensively investigated because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties. Inflammation and oxidative stress play critical roles in posttraumatic cardiomyocyte apoptosis, which contributes to secondary cardiac dysfunction. This research was designed to identify the protective effect of curcumin on posttraumatic cardiac dysfunction and investigate its underlying mechanism. Noble-Collip drum was used to prepare a mechanical trauma (MT) model of rats, and the hemodynamic responses of traumatised rats were observed by ventricular intubation 12h after trauma...
August 9, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802236/tetramethylpyrazine-alleviates-neural-apoptosis-in-injured-spinal-cord-via-the-downregulation-of-mir-214-3p
#16
Yuanzhi Fan, Yaochi Wu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the regulation effect of tetramethylpyrazine on microRNA-214-3p (miR-214-3p) in the spinal cord injury (SCI) rats model and to elucidate the neuroprotective effect and its mechanism of tetramethylpyrazine after SCI. METHODS: Ten Sprague-Dawley rats were used to establish the SCI rats model, and the expression levels of miR-214-3p and Bcl2l2 were detected by qRT-PCR and Western blotting at 7 days post-SCI. BBB scoring test was performed to evaluate the motor functional recovery at 21 days post-SCI...
August 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802125/novel-4-3-4-oxo-5-2-oxoindolin-3-ylidene-thiazolidin-2-ylidene-amino-benzenesulfonamides-synthesis-carbonic-anhydrase-inhibitory-activity-anticancer-activity-and-molecular-modelling-studies
#17
Wagdy M Eldehna, Mahmoud F Abo-Ashour, Alessio Nocentini, Paola Gratteri, Ibrahim H Eissa, Mohamed Fares, Omnia E Ismael, Hazem A Ghabbour, Mahmoud M Elaasser, Hatem A Abdel-Aziz, Claudiu T Supuran
Herein we report the synthesis of two series of novel 4/3-((4-oxo-5-(2-oxoindolin-3-ylidene)thiazolidin-2-ylidene)amino)benzenesulfonamides (4a-m and 7a-g). All the newly prepared sulfonamides were in vitro investigated as inhibitors of the metalloenzyme carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC 4.2.1.1) isoforms hCA I, II, IV and IX, using a stopped-flow CO2 hydrase assay. In particular, hCA isoforms II and IX (tumor-associated) were more susceptible to inhibition by the synthesized derivatives, with KIs in the range of 2...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801605/luteolin-a-natural-flavonoid-inhibits-methylglyoxal-induced-apoptosis-via-the-mtor-4e-bp1-signaling-pathway
#18
Yi Liu, Jie Huang, Xian Zheng, Xia Yang, Yan Ding, Tongyong Fang, Yuyun Zhang, Shuaishuai Wang, Xiaofei Zhang, Xuan Luo, Anlei Guo, Kelly A Newell, Yinghua Yu, Xu-Feng Huang
Methylglyoxal (MG) accumulation has been observed in human cerebrospinal fluid and body tissues under hyperglycaemic conditions. Recent research has demonstrated that MG-induces neuronal cell apoptosis, which promotes the development of diabetic encephalopathy. Our previous animal study has shown that luteolin, a natural flavonoid, attenuates diabetes-associated cognitive dysfunction. To further explore the neuroprotective properties of luteolin, we investigated the inhibitive effect of luteolin on MG-induced apoptosis in PC12 neuronal cells...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801587/temozolomide-arrests-glioma-growth-and-normalizes-intratumoral-extracellular-ph
#19
Jyotsna U Rao, Daniel Coman, John J Walsh, Meser M Ali, Yuegao Huang, Fahmeed Hyder
Gliomas maintain an acidic extracellular pH (pHe), which promotes tumor growth and builds resistance to therapy. Given evidence that acidic pHe beyond the tumor core indicates infiltration, we hypothesized that imaging the intratumoral pHe in relation to the peritumoral pHe can provide a novel readout of therapeutic influence on the tumor microenvironment. We used Biosensor Imaging of Redundant Deviation in Shifts (BIRDS), which utilizes chemical shifts of non-exchangeable protons from macrocyclic chelates (e...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801351/calcium-induced-calpain-mediates-apoptosis-via-caspase-3-in-a-mouse-photoreceptor-cell-line
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Ashish K Sharma, Baerbel Rohrer
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August 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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