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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919468/a-copper-based-enzyme-free-fluorescence-elisa-for-her2-detection
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Shiyu Tian, Ke Zeng, Aijun Yang, Qin Wang, Minghui Yang
We reported an enzyme-free ELISA to detect breast cancer biomarker human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) in human serum samples. Instead of enzymes (such as horseradish peroxidase) used in traditional ELISA, CuO nanoparticles were utilized as the signal probe. Compared to traditional enzymes, CuO nanoparticles have the advantages of low cost and good stability. After dissolving CuO nanoparticles with acid, the Cu (II) ions generated catalyzed the reaction of o-phenylenediamine with ascorbic acid to produce fluorescent quinoxaline derivative molecules...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918353/antitumor-platinum-iv-derivatives-of-carboplatin-and-the-histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-4-phenylbutyric-acid
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Awatif Rashed Z Almotairy, Valentina Gandin, Liam Morrison, Cristina Marzano, Diego Montagner, Andrea Erxleben
Five new platinum(IV) derivatives of carboplatin each incorporating the histone deacetylase inhibitor 4-phenylbutyrate in axial position were synthesized and characterized by (1)H and (195)Pt NMR spectroscopy, electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and elemental analysis, namely cis,trans-[Pt(CBDCA)(NH3)2(PBA)(OH)] (1), cis,trans-[Pt(CBDCA)(NH3)2(PBA)2] (2), cis,trans-[Pt(CBDCA)(NH3)2(PBA)(bz)] (3), cis,trans-[Pt(CBDCA)(NH3)2(PBA)(suc)] (4) and cis,trans-[Pt(CBDCA)(NH3)2)(PBA)(ac)] (5) (PBA=4-phenylbutyrate, CBDCA=1,1-cyclobutane dicarboxylate, bz=benzoate, suc=succinate and ac=acetate)...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917640/biotinylated-platinum-iv-complexes-designed-to-target-cancer-cells
#3
Jian Zhao, Wuyang Hua, Gang Xu, Shaohua Gou
Three biotinylated platinum(IV) complexes (1-3) were designed and synthesized. The resulting platinum(IV) complexes exhibited effective cytotoxicity against the tested cancer cell lines, especially complex 1, which was 2.0-9.6-fold more potent than cisplatin. These complexes were found to be rapidly reduced to their activated platinum(II) counterparts by glutathione or ascorbic acid under biologically relevant condition. Additional molecular docking studies revealed that the biotin moieties of all Pt(IV) complexes can effectively bind with the streptavidin through the noncovalent interactions...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916839/study-of-tissue-level-hypoxic-response-in-microfluidic-environment
#4
Adnan Morshed, Prashanta Dutta
Availability of essential species like oxygen is critical in shaping the dynamics of tumor growth. When the intracellular oxygen level falls below normal, it initiates major cascades in cellular dynamics leading to tumor cell survival. In a cellular block with cells growing away from the blood vessel, the scenario can be aggravated for the cells further inside the block. In this study, the dynamics of intracellular species inside a colony of tumor cells are investigated by varying the cell block thickness and cell types in a microfluidic cell culture device...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916476/pharmacologic-ascorbate-induces-neuroblastoma-cell-death-by-hydrogen-peroxide-mediated-dna-damage-and-reduction-in-cancer-cell-glycolysis
#5
Enlong Ma, Ping Chen, Heather M Wilkins, Tao Wang, Russell H Swerdlow, Qi Chen
An ascorbate-mediated production of oxidative stress has been shown to retard tumor growth. Subsequent glycolysis inhibition has been suggested. Here, we further define the mechanisms relevant to this observation. Ascorbate was cytotoxic to human neuroblastoma cells through the production of H2O2, which led to ATP depletion, inhibited GAPDH, and non-apoptotic and non-autophagic cell death. The mechanism of cytotoxicity is different when PARP-dependent DNA repair machinery is active or inhibited. Ascorbate-generated H2O2 damaged DNA, activated PARP, depleted NAD+, and reduced glycolysis flux...
September 12, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894047/the-role-of-vitamin-c-in-epigenetic-regulation
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Jolanta Guz, Ryszard Oliński
Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is a micronutrient best known for its anti-scurvy activity in humans. Vitamin C is involved in many biological processes involving enzymatic reactions that are catalyzed by members of dioxygenases which use Fe(II) and 2-oxoglutarate as a co-substrate.The article reviews recent data that suggest the involvement of ascorbate in dioxygenases catalyzed chromatin and DNA modifications which thereby contribute to epigenetic regulation. Concerning chromatin modification, the dioxygenases are involved in distinct demethylation reactions with varying specificity for the position of the lysine on the target histone...
August 24, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889333/antioxidant-and-protective-effects-of-schinus-terebinthifolius-raddi-against-doxorubicin-induced-toxicity
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Paola Dos Santos da Rocha, Jaqueline Ferreira Campos, Valéria Nunes-Souza, Maria do Carmo Vieira, Ana Paula de Araújo Boleti, Luiza Antas Rabelo, Edson Lucas Dos Santos, Kely de Picoli Souza
Doxorubicin is an anticancer drug whose toxic effects on non-cancer cells are associated with increased oxidative stress. This study investigated the chemical composition, antioxidant activity of the methanolic extract of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi leaves (MESL) as well as effects against doxorubicin-induced toxicity in human erythrocytes, K562 human erythroleukemia cells, and mouse hearts. The chemical composition indicated the presence of phenolic compounds, flavonoids, tannins, and ascorbic acid. MESL showed antioxidant activity by scavenging free radicals and inhibiting hemolysis and lipid peroxidation in human erythrocytes incubated with an oxidizing agent, and was able to increase the enzymatic activity of superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase in human erythrocytes, without influencing the activity of enzyme catalase...
September 9, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886484/augmentation-of-intracellular-iron-using-iron-sucrose-enhances-the-toxicity-of-pharmacological-ascorbate-in-colon-cancer-cells
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Kristin E Brandt, Kelly C Falls, Joshua D Schoenfeld, Samuel N Rodman, Zhimin Gu, Fenghuang Zhan, Joseph J Cullen, Brett A Wagner, Garry R Buettner, Bryan G Allen, Daniel J Berg, Douglas R Spitz, Melissa A Fath
Pharmacological doses (> 1mM) of ascorbate (a.k.a., vitamin C) have been shown to selectively kill cancer cells through a mechanism that is dependent on the generation of H2O2 at doses that are safely achievable in humans using intravenous administration. The process by which ascorbate oxidizes to form H2O2 is thought to be mediated catalytically by redox active metal ions such as iron (Fe). Because intravenous iron sucrose is often administered to colon cancer patients to help mitigate anemia, the current study assessed the ability of pharmacological ascorbate to kill colon cancer cells in the presence and absence of iron sucrose...
August 26, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813744/alkaptonuria-a-case-report-with-diagnostic-challenge
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Vasantha L Gali, Amy M Kerkvliet, Jacob M Kusmak, Jana K Elwood
Alkaptonuria is a rare autosomal recessive metabolic disorder caused by deficiency of homogentisic acid (HGA) oxidase, the only enzyme capable of catabolizing HGA. Deficiency of this enzyme leads to excess HGA which deposits in the connective tissue. We present a case of a 64-year-old woman who was referred to the dermatology clinic for a full body mole check and skin cancer screening. Clinically she had blue/gray pigmentation of the external ear and sclera. Also she had a domed papule on the left cheek with punctate gray pigmentation which was biopsied...
August 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810149/o2-%C3%A2-and-h2o2-mediated-disruption-of-fe-metabolism-causes-the-differential-susceptibility-of-nsclc-and-gbm-cancer-cells-to-pharmacological-ascorbate
#10
Joshua D Schoenfeld, Zita A Sibenaller, Kranti A Mapuskar, Brett A Wagner, Kimberly L Cramer-Morales, Muhammad Furqan, Sonia Sandhu, Thomas L Carlisle, Mark C Smith, Taher Abu Hejleh, Daniel J Berg, Jun Zhang, John Keech, Kalpaj R Parekh, Sudershan Bhatia, Varun Monga, Kellie L Bodeker, Logan Ahmann, Sandy Vollstedt, Heather Brown, Erin P Shanahan Kauffman, Mary E Schall, Ray J Hohl, Gerald H Clamon, Jeremy D Greenlee, Matthew A Howard, Michael K Schultz, Brian J Smith, Dennis P Riley, Frederick E Domann, Joseph J Cullen, Garry R Buettner, John M Buatti, Douglas R Spitz, Bryan G Allen
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August 14, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768515/a-comparative-assessment-of-antiproliferative-properties-of-resveratrol-and-ethanol-leaf-extract-of-anogeissus-leiocarpus-dc-guill-and-perr-against-hepg2-hepatocarcinoma-cells
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jeremiah Olorunjuwon Olugbami, Robert Damoiseaux, Bryan France, Esther Modupe Onibiyo, Michael Adedapo Gbadegesin, Shivani Sharma, James Kazimierz Gimzewski, Oyeronke Adunni Odunola
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological and experimental evidences have shown cancer as a leading cause of death worldwide. Although the folklore use of plants as a reliable source of health-restoring principles is well-documented, the search for more of such plants that are active against diseases, such as cancer, continues. We report here a laboratory-based evidence of the relevance of an ethanol leaf extract of Anogeissus leiocarpus (A2L) in comparison with resveratrol, a natural polyphenol, in cancer therapy...
August 2, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759204/variation-in-extracellular-detoxification-is-a-link-to-different-carcinogenicity-among-chromates-in-rodent-and-human-lungs
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Casey Krawic, Michal W Luczak, Anatoly Zhitkovich
Inhalation of soluble chromium(VI) is firmly linked with higher risks of lung cancer in humans. However, comparative studies in rats have found a high lung tumorigenicity for moderately soluble chromates but no tumors for highly soluble chromates. These major species differences remain unexplained. We investigated the impact of extracellular reducers on responses of human and rat lung epithelial cells to different Cr(VI) forms. Extracellular reduction of Cr(VI) is a detoxification process, and rat and human lung lining fluids contain different concentrations of ascorbate and glutathione...
August 20, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755574/impact-of-the-cu-ii-ions-on-the-chemical-and-biological-properties-of-goserelin-coordination-pattern-dna-degradation-oxidative-reactivity-and-in-vitro-cytotoxicity
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Paulina K Walencik, Kamila Stokowa-Sołtys, Robert Wieczorek, Urszula K Komarnicka, Agnieszka Kyzioł, Małgorzata Jeżowska-Bojczuk
Goserelin acetate (Gos) as a synthetic analog of the mammalian gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) is widely used in the treatment of sex hormone-related conditions. In this paper we present the chemical and biological aspects of its interaction with Cu(II) ions. The mode of Cu(II) binding and the thermodynamic stability of the obtained complexes were characterized by potentiometry, UV-Vis and CD spectroscopic methods. The DFT calculations were applied in order to investigate and confirm the molecular structure of the studied systems...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754375/an-evaluation-of-myeloperoxidase-mediated-bio-activation-of-nsaids-in-promyelocytic-leukemia-hl-60-cells-for-potential-cytotoxic-selectivity
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Andrew G M Morgan, Dinesh Babu, Karim Michail, Arno G Siraki
Several lines of evidence have pointed towards the potential therapeutic benefit of NSAIDs in cancer therapy. In this study, we have investigated the acute bio-activation of NSAIDs and their metabolites via myeloperoxidase (MPO), a highly-expressed peroxidase enzyme in acute myeloid leukemia. As bio-activation involves the formation of reactive metabolites, we hypothesized that NSAIDs which produced reactive metabolites would be correlated with leukemia cell toxicity. We tested the enzymatic peroxidation of three NSAIDs, namely diclofenac, indomethacin, and naproxen in comparison with their hepatic metabolites, 4'- hydroxydiclofenac (4'-OHD), 5-hydroxydiclofenac (5-OHD), O-desmethyl-N-deschlorobenzoylindomethacin (DMBI), O-desmethylindomethacin (DMI) and O-desmethylnaproxen (ODN)...
July 25, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750563/high-dose-ascorbic-acid-induces-carcinostatic-effects-through-hydrogen-peroxide-and-superoxide-anion-radical-generation-induced-cell-death-and-growth-arrest-in-human-tongue-carcinoma-cells
#15
Ryouhei Ohwada, Yu Ozeki, Yasukazu Saitoh
High-dose ascorbic acid (AsA) treatment, known as pharmacological AsA, has been shown to exert carcinostatic effects in many types of cancer cells and in vivo tumour models. Although pharmacological AsA has potential as a complementary and alternative medicine for anticancer treatment, its effects on human tongue carcinoma have not yet been elucidated. In this study, we investigated the effect of AsA treatment on human tongue carcinoma HSC-4 cells compared with non-tumourigenic tongue epithelial dysplastic oral keratinocyte (DOK) cells...
July 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738766/molecular-dynamics-and-biological-evaluation-of-2-chloro-7-cyclopentyl-7h-pyrrolo-2-3-d-pyrimidine-derivatives-against-breast-cancer
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Kulathooran Singaram, Dhamodaran Marimuthu, Selvakumar Baskaran, Suresh Kumar Chinaga, Dhivya Shanmugarajan, Thangavel Vadivel
In the present study, three series of 2-chloro-7-cyclopentyl-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivatives 6(a-f), 7(a-c) and 8(a-c) have been synthesized and studied for their in vitro anti-cancer, antioxidant and receptor ligand interaction. Significant inhibition of MCF-7 cell line was observed for compounds 6e and 6f has compared with standard doxorubicin. However, these derivatives show good scavenging activities, perhaps compounds 7a, 8a, 6c and 6e show better antioxidant activities than ascorbic acid. Furthermore, molecular dynamics and simulation was conducted for best pose interacted compound 6e with active site of protein to study its stability and behaviour in nanoscale and in future this lead can serve as drug candidate to therapy ER-alpha for breast cancer...
July 24, 2017: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733192/pharmacological-evaluation-of-phytochemicals-from-south-indian-black-turmeric-curcuma-caesia-roxb-to-target-cancer-apoptosis
#17
K S Mukunthan, R S Satyan, T N Patel
Curcuma caesia Roxb. (Black turmeric), a perennial herb of the family Zingiberaceae is indigenous to India. C. caesia is used as a spice, food preservative and coloring agent commonly in the Indian subcontinent. Functional parametric pharmacological evaluations like drug ability and toxicity profile of this endangered species is poorly documented. In our present study, among all the extracts of dried C. caesia rhizome viz- hexane, ethyl acetate, methanol and water tested for free radical scavenging capacity by total antioxidant activity (TAO) method, Hexane Rhizome Extract (HRE) was found to possess remarkable activity (1200mg ascorbic acid equivalent/100g)...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732012/multi-approach-metabolomics-analysis-and-artificial-simplified-phytocomplexes-reveal-cultivar-dependent-synergy-between-polyphenols-and-ascorbic-acid-in-fruits-of-the-sweet-cherry-prunus-avium-l
#18
Mauro Commisso, Martino Bianconi, Flavia Di Carlo, Stefania Poletti, Alessandra Bulgarini, Francesca Munari, Stefano Negri, Matteo Stocchero, Stefania Ceoldo, Linda Avesani, Michael Assfalg, Gianni Zoccatelli, Flavia Guzzo
Fruits of the sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) accumulate a range of antioxidants that can help to prevent cardiovascular disease, inflammation and cancer. We tested the in vitro antioxidant activity of 18 sweet cherry cultivars collected from 12 farms in the protected geographical indication region of Marostica (Vicenza, Italy) during two growing seasons. Multiple targeted and untargeted metabolomics approaches (NMR, LC-MS, HPLC-DAD, HPLC-UV) as well as artificial simplified phytocomplexes representing the cultivars Sandra Tardiva, Sandra and Grace Star were then used to determine whether the total antioxidant activity reflected the additive effects of each compound or resulted from synergistic interactions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725594/weekly-ascorbic-acid-infusion-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-patients-a-single-arm-phase-ii-trial
#19
Torben K Nielsen, Martin Højgaard, Jon T Andersen, Niklas Rye Jørgensen, Bo Zerahn, Bent Kristensen, Trine Henriksen, Jens Lykkesfeldt, Kári J Mikines, Henrik E Poulsen
BACKGROUND: Ascorbic acid (AA) has in vivo cytotoxic properties at concentrations that can only be achieved through intravenous (IV) administration in humans. Treatment with intravenous AA is widely and increasingly used in complementary medicine despite a lack of clinical evidence for the efficacy of this treatment. METHODS: This non-comparative, single-center, phase II trial included patients with chemotherapy-naïve, metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) from an outpatient clinic to evaluate the efficacy and safety of IV AA therapy...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696659/carbon-nanotube-matrix-for-highly-sensitive-biosensors-to-detect-pancreatic-cancer-biomarker-ca19-9
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Anshu Thapa, Andrey Coatrini Soares, Juliana Coatrini Soares, Iram Taj Awan, Diogo Volpati, Matias Eliseo Melendez, José Humberto Tavares Guerreiro Fregnani, André Lopes Carvalho, Osvaldo N Oliveira
Biosensors fabricated with nanomaterials promise faster, cheaper, and more efficient alternatives to traditional, often bulky devices for early cancer diagnosis. In this study, we fabricated a thin film sensing unit on interdigitated gold electrodes combining polyethyleneimine and carbon nanotubes in a layer by layer fashion, onto which antibodies anti-CA19-9 were adsorbed with a supporting layer of N-hydroxysuccinimide and 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)carbodiimide solution. By use of impedance spectroscopy, the pancreatic cancer biomarker CA19-9 was detected in a buffer with limit of detection of 0...
August 9, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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