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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, Andre L Carvalho, Osvaldo Novais 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 polyethylenemine 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. Using impedance spectroscopy, the pancreatic cancer biomarker CA19-9 was detected in a buffer with limit of detection of 0...
July 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693165/the-enhanced-tumor-inhibitory-effects-of-gefitinib-and-l-ascorbic-acid-combination-therapy-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
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Kyoung Eun Lee, Eunsil Hahm, Seyeon Bae, Jae Seung Kang, Wang Jae Lee
Despite documentation of successful therapy with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors in patients with lung cancer, the response rate of patients treated with this therapy remains low. The present study investigated whether L-ascorbic acid serves an adjuvant role in vitro when combined with the EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor gefitinib (Iressa(®)) in lung cancer cell lines. A total of three human lung cancer cell lines were used. The antiproliferative effects and changes in the cell cycle and expression of intracellular signaling molecules, including extracellular signal-regulated kinases (Erk), signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (Stat3) and protein kinase B (Akt), were measured in cells treated with gefitinib and/or L-ascorbic acid at various concentrations...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672190/a-novel-signal-on-photoelectrochemical-immunosensor-for-detection-of-alpha-fetoprotein-by-in-situ-releasing-electron-donor
#3
Jiexia Chen, Guang-Chao Zhao
A signal-on photoelectrochemical (PEC) immunosensor was constructed for detecting tumor marker in this work. α-fetoprotein (AFP) was chosen as a model analyte to investigate the prepared procedure and the analytical performance of the exploited sensor. In order to construct the sensor, CdSe QDs were used as photoactive material, biotin conjugated AFP antibody (Bio-anti-AFP) as detecting probe, streptavidin (SA) as signal capturing unit, biotin functionalized apoferritin encapsulated ascorbic acid (Bio-APOAA) as amplification unit, which were assembled onto the electrodes...
June 24, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666155/impact-of-the-equatorial-coordination-sphere-on-the-rate-of-reduction-lipophilicity-and-cytotoxic-activity-of-platinum-iv-complexes
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Doris Höfer, Hristo P Varbanov, Michaela Hejl, Michael A Jakupec, Alexander Roller, Markus Galanski, Bernhard K Keppler
The impact of the equatorial coordination sphere on the reduction behavior (i.e. rate of reduction) of platinum(IV) complexes with axial carboxylato ligands was studied. Moreover, the influence of equatorial ligands on the stability, lipophilicity and cytotoxicity of platinum(IV) compounds was evaluated. For this purpose, a series of platinum(IV) complexes featuring axial carboxylato ligands (succinic acid monoesters) was synthesized; anionic carboxylato (OAc(-), oxalate) and halido (Cl(-), Br(-), I(-)) ligands served as leaving groups and am(m)ine carrier ligands were provided by monodentately (isopropylamine, ammine+cyclohexaneamine) or bidentately (ethane-1,2-diamine) coordinating am(m)ines...
September 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656092/berberis-vulgaris-specifications-and-traditional-uses
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REVIEW
Mohammad Rahimi-Madiseh, Zahra Lorigoini, Hajar Zamani-Gharaghoshi, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei
The medicinal plants from genus Berberis are particularly important in traditional medicine and the food basket of Iranians. Given various plants from genus Berberis and their economic, nutritional, and medicinal status in Iran, this study seeks to investigate the findings of recent studies on the phytochemical characteristics, specifications, and uses of Berberis vulgaris. In this review article, 350 articles were initially retrieved from reliable scientific databases using relevant search terms. Then, 230 articles were selected and 120 were excluded after a primary analysis...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623268/ascorbate-induces-apoptosis-in-melanoma-cells-by-suppressing-clusterin-expression
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Sushmita Mustafi, David W Sant, Zhao-Jun Liu, Gaofeng Wang
Pharmacological levels of ascorbate have long been suggested as a potential treatment of cancer. However, we observed that EC50 of ascorbate was at a similar level for cultured healthy melanocytes and melanoma cells, suggesting a limit of pharmacological ascorbate in treating cancer. Loss of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5 hmC) is an epigenetic hallmark of cancer and ascorbate promotes 5 hmC generation by serving as a cofactor for TET methylcytosine dioxygenases. Our previous work demonstrated that ascorbate treatment at physiological level (100 μM) increased 5 hmC content in melanoma cells toward the level of healthy melanocytes...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609715/an-ultrasensitive-photoelectrochemical-immunosensor-for-insulin-detection-based-on-biobr-ag2s-composite-by-in-situ-growth-method-with-high-visible-light-activity
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Dawei Fan, Haoyuan Wang, Malik Saddam Khan, Chunzhu Bao, Huan Wang, Dan Wu, Qin Wei, Bin Du
A novel ultrasensitive label-free immunosensor based on BiOBr/Ag2S composite with high visible-light photoelectrochemical activity was prepared for the detection of insulin. After BiOBr was modified by thioglycolic acid, Ag2S nanoparticles were grown in-situ on the surface of BiOBr hierarchical microspheres to first form novel BiOBr/Ag2S composite. When ascorbic acid (AA) was used as an efficient electron donor for scavenging photo-generated holes, BiOBr/Ag2S composite material showed excellent photoelectrochemical activity...
June 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587101/therapeutic-applications-of-rose-hips-from-different-rosa-species
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REVIEW
Inés Mármol, Cristina Sánchez-de-Diego, Nerea Jiménez-Moreno, Carmen Ancín-Azpilicueta, María Jesús Rodríguez-Yoldi
Rosa species, rose hips, are widespread wild plants that have been traditionally used as medicinal compounds for the treatment of a wide variety of diseases. The therapeutic potential of these plants is based on its antioxidant effects caused by or associated with its phytochemical composition, which includes ascorbic acid, phenolic compounds and healthy fatty acids among others. Over the last few years, medicinal interest in rose hips has increased as a consequence of recent research that has studied its potential application as a treatment for several diseases including skin disorders, hepatotoxicity, renal disturbances, diarrhoea, inflammatory disorders, arthritis, diabetes, hyperlipidaemia, obesity and cancer...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578952/chitosan-nanoparticles-from-marine-squid-protect-liver-cells-against-n-diethylnitrosoamine-induced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#9
Namasivayam Subhapradha, Vairamani Shanmugam, Annaian Shanmugam
Rationale of this study was framed to investigate the protective effect and anti-cancer property of nanoparticles based on chitosan isolated from squid, Sepioteuthis lessoniana, on hepatic cells in N-Nitrosodiethylamine-induced hepatocellular carcinoma in rats. The results conferred that the chitosan nanoparticle supplementation had a protective effect on liver cells by reducing the levels of marker enzymes and bilirubin and thus increasing the albumin levels. The level of reduced glutathione, ascorbic acid and α-tocopherol significantly increased in both post- and pre-treatment with chitosan nanoparticles...
September 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544013/-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-inhibits-human-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-activity-through-an-autoxidation-dependent-mechanism
#10
Zhe Liu, Sayaka Nakashima, Toshiyuki Nakamura, Shintaro Munemasa, Yoshiyuki Murata, Yoshimasa Nakamura
We investigated the molecular mechanisms involved in the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibition by (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCg), a major tea catechin. EGCg inhibited both the ACE activity in the lysate of human colorectal cancer cells and human recombinant ACE (rh-ACE) in a dose-dependent manner. Co-incubation with zinc sulfate showed no influence on the rh-ACE inhibition by EGCg, whereas it completely counteracted the inhibitory effect of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, a chelating-type ACE inhibitor...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533502/clinical-value-and-prospective-pathway-signaling-of-microrna-375-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-a-study-based-on-the-cancer-genome-atlas-tcga-gene-expression-omnibus-geo-and-bioinformatics-analysis
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Ting-Qing Gan, Wen-Jie Chen, Hui Qin, Su-Ning Huang, Li-Hua Yang, Ye-Ying Fang, Lin-Jiang Pan, Zu-Yun Li, Gang Chen
BACKGROUND Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is the most frequent lung cancer. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are believed to have fundamental roles in tumorigenesis of LUAD. Although miRNAs are broadly recognized in LUAD, the role of microRNA-375 in LUAD is still not fully elucidated. MATERIAL AND METHODS We evaluated the significance of miR-375 expression in LUAD by using analysis of a public dataset from the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database and a literature review. Furthermore, we investigated the biological function of miR-375 by gene ontology enrichment and target prediction analysis...
May 23, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526602/palmitoyl-ascorbate-and-doxorubicin-co-encapsulated-liposome-for-synergistic-anticancer-therapy
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Yue Yang, Xiaoyu Lu, Qi Liu, Yu Dai, Xiaojie Zhu, Yanli Wen, Jiaqiu Xu, Yang Lu, Di Zhao, Xijing Chen, Ning Li
Combination therapy with two drugs and nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems are widely applied to reduce the adverse effects of traditional treatment by chemotherapeutic drugs. Palmitoyl ascorbate (PA) as a lipophilic derivative of ascorbic acid shows the advantages in cancer treatment. The aim of the study was to prepare a doxorubicin (DOX) and PA co-loaded liposome to synergistically treat tumor and effectively alleviate the toxicity caused by DOX. The effects were evaluated by in vitro and in vivo studies...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491239/opuntia-spp-characterization-and-benefits-in-chronic-diseases
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REVIEW
María Del Socorro Santos Díaz, Ana-Paulina Barba de la Rosa, Cécile Héliès-Toussaint, Françoise Guéraud, Anne Nègre-Salvayre
Opuntia species have been used for centuries as food resources and in traditional folk medicine for their nutritional properties and their benefit in chronic diseases, particularly diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. These plants are largely distributed in America, Africa, and the Mediterranean basin. Opuntia spp. have great economic potential because they grow in arid and desert areas, and O. ficus-indica, the domesticated O. species, is used as a nutritional and pharmaceutical agent in various dietary and value-added products...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484682/vitamin-c-transporters-in-cancer-current-understanding-and-gaps-in-knowledge
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REVIEW
Christina Wohlrab, Elisabeth Phillips, Gabi U Dachs
Sufficient uptake and whole body distribution of vitamin C (ascorbate) is essential for many biochemical processes, including some that are vital for tumor growth and spread. Uptake of ascorbate into cancer cells is modulated by availability, tumor blood flow, tissue diffusion parameters, and ascorbate transport proteins. Uptake into cells is mediated by two families of transport proteins, namely, the solute carrier gene family 23, consisting of sodium-dependent vitamin C transporters (SVCTs) 1 and 2, and the SLC2 family of glucose transporters (GLUTs)...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477101/antioxidant-anticancer-and-electrochemical-redox-properties-of-new-bis-2-3-dihydroquinazolin-4-1h-one-derivatives
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Paramasivam Sivaguru, Kandasamy Parameswaran, Appaswami Lalitha
In this paper, a series of bis(2,3-dihydroquinazolin-4(1H)-one) derivatives (4a-i, 10a-k) were synthesized by the one-pot pseudo-five-component reaction of isatoic anhydride with aromatic aldehydes and aromatic amines under reflux in glacial acetic acid. The synthesized compounds were screened for their antioxidant properties using the DPPH radical scavenging method. Compounds 4i and 10h showed potent radical scavenging activities at 20 [Formula: see text] compared to BHA and ascorbic acid. The anticancer activity of compound 4f was evaluated against human breast cancer cell line (MCF 7), and the observed [Formula: see text] was found to be 11...
May 5, 2017: Molecular Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459517/effect-of-fanbaicao-herba-potentillae-discoloris-oil-on-the-expression-of-p21-and-cdk4-in-hepg2-cells
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Lei Liu, Guang Chen, Baixin Wang, Liping Chen, Shuqiu Wang, Zhixin Liu, Xiaoru Ma, Fangfang Wang, Yanfeng Liang, Jiamei Wu, Zhiwei Yang
OBJECTIVE: To research the anti-cancer mechanism of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Fanbaicao (Herba Potentillae Discoloris) oil in the human hepatoma cell line HepG2. METHODS: Gas chromatography was used to analyze the components of Fanbaicao (Herba Potentillae Discoloris). We tested the inhibitory effect of Fanbaicao (Herba Potentillae Discoloris) oil on the human hepatoma cell line HepG2 in vitro using 3-(4, 5-Dimet hylt hiazol-2-yl)-2,5-dip henyltetrazolium bromide assays...
August 2016: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chung i Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440509/modulation-of-mmp-2-and-9-secretion-by-cytokines-inducers-and-inhibitors-in-human-melanoma-a-2058-cells
#17
M Waheed Roomi, Tatiana Kalinovsky, Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Matthias Rath
Melanoma, an extremely aggressive cancer, causes the most skin cancer-related deaths, due to metastasis to other areas of the body, such as lymph nodes, lungs, liver, brain or bone. It is characterized by high levels of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and -9 secretions that degrade the extracellular matrix and basement membrane, allowing cancer cells to spread to distal organs. Various cytokines, mitogens, growth factors, inducers and inhibitors control MMP activities. We investigated the roles of these in regulation of MMP-2 and -9 in human melanoma A-2058 cells...
April 24, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433833/in-vitro-antitumor-activity-metal-uptake-and-reactivity-with-ascorbic-acid-and-bsa-of-some-gold-iii-complexes-with-n-n-ethylenediamine-bidentate-ester-ligands
#18
Nebojša Pantelić, Bojana B Zmejkovski, Branka Kolundžija, Marija Đorđić Crnogorac, Jelena M Vujić, Biljana Dojčinović, Srećko R Trifunović, Tatjana P Stanojković, Tibor J Sabo, Goran N Kaluđerović
Four novel gold(III) complexes of general formulae [AuCl2{(S,S)-R2eddl}]PF6 (R2eddl=O,O'-dialkyl-(S,S)-ethylenediamine-N,N'-di-2-(4-methyl)pentanoate, R=n-Pr, n-Bu, n-Pe, i-Bu; 1-4, respectively), were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, UV/Vis, IR, and NMR spectroscopy, as well as high resolution mass spectrometry. Density functional theory calculations pointed out that (R,R)-N,N'-configuration diastereoisomers were energetically the most favorable. Duo to high cytotoxic activity complex 3 was chosen for stability study in DMSO, no decomposition occurs within 24h, and for the reaction with ascorbic acid in which was reduced immediately...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433662/iron-and-thiol-redox-signaling-in-cancer-an-exquisite-balance-to-escape-ferroptosis
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REVIEW
Shinya Toyokuni, Fumiya Ito, Kyoko Yamashita, Yasumasa Okazaki, Shinya Akatsuka
Epidemiological data indicate a constant worldwide increase in cancer mortality, although the age of onset is increasing. Recent accumulation of genomic data on human cancer via next-generation sequencing confirmed that cancer is a disease of genome alteration. In many cancers, the Nrf2 transcription system is activated via mutations either in Nrf2 or Keap1 ubiquitin ligase, leading to persistent activation of the genes with antioxidative functions. Furthermore, deep sequencing of passenger mutations is clarifying responsible cancer causative agent(s) in each case, including aging, APOBEC activation, smoking and UV...
April 19, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433532/exci-cest-exploiting-pharmaceutical-excipients-as-mri-cest-contrast-agents-for-tumor-imaging
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Dario Livio Longo, Fatima Zzahra Moustaghfir, Alexandre Zerbo, Lorena Consolino, Annasofia Anemone, Martina Bracesco, Silvio Aime
Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) approach is a novel tool within magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that allows visualization of molecules possessing exchangeable protons with water. Many molecules, employed as excipients for the formulation of finished drug products, are endowed with hydroxyl, amine or amide protons, thus can be exploitable as MRI-CEST contrast agents. Their high safety profiles allow them to be injected at very high doses. Here we investigated the MRI-CEST properties of several excipients (ascorbic acid, sucrose, N-acetyl-d-glucosamine, meglumine and 2-pyrrolidone) and tested them as tumor-detecting agents in two different murine tumor models (breast and melanoma cancers)...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
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