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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813533/18%C3%A3-glycyrrhetinic-acid-derivative-promotes-proliferation-migration-and-aquaporin-3-expression-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
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Chi-Feng Hung, Chien-Yu Hsiao, Wen-Hao Hsieh, Hsin-Ju Li, Yi-Ju Tsai, Chun-Nan Lin, Hsun-Hsien Chang, Nan-Lin Wu
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza) species have been widely used as a traditional medicine and a natural sweetener in foods. The 18β-glycyrrhetinic acid (18β-GA) is a bioactive compound in licorice that exhibits potential anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial activities. Many synthesized derivatives of 18β-GA have been reported to be cytotoxic and suggested for the treatment of malignant diseases. In this study, we explored the possible pharmacological roles of an 18β-GA derivative in skin biology using primary human dermal fibroblasts and HaCaT keratinocytes as cell models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811896/effect-of-achillea-wilhelmsii-extract-on-expression-of-the-human-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-mrna-in-the-pc3-prostate-cancer-cell-line
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Mojtaba Ashtiani, Fariba Nabatchian, Hamid Reza Galavi, Ramin Saravani, Farzaneh Farajian-Mashhadi, Saeedeh Salimi
Evidence has indicated that human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) was overexpressed in prostate cancer (PCa). Achillea wilhelmsii (AW) is a plant that has been traditionally used for its medicinal properties. The aim of current study was to evaluate the effects of AW extract on a PCa cell line. The cytotoxic activity of the hydroalcoholic extract of AW was studied on the PCa PC3 cell line using MTT assay. Flow cytometry was used to evaluate the effects of the extract on the apoptosis. The expression of hTERT mRNA was analyzed by the reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction method...
September 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808383/chemopreventive-potential-of-major-flavonoid-compound-of-methanolic-bark-extract-of-saraca-asoca-roxb-in-benzene-induced-toxicity-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-mice
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Manas Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Mithun Shaw, Debjani Nath
BACKGROUND: Saraca asoca (SA) (Roxb.) is one of the folk medicinal plants found in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Its major biological activity appears due to the presence of flavonoid group of compounds in its bark extract. OBJECTIVE: In this study, our research aims to analyze the chemopreventive effect of flavonoids, especially a natural phenol catechin present in the bark methanolic extract of SA on acute myeloid leukemia (AML) mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The total bark extract was partitioned and analyzed on thin-layer chromatography (TLC) plate...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802482/recent-advances-on-cdk-inhibitors-an-insight-by-means-of-in-silico-methods
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REVIEW
Marco Tutone, Anna Maria Almerico
The cyclin dependent kinases (CDKs) are a small family of serine/threonine protein kinases that can act as a potential therapeutic target in several proliferative diseases, including cancer. This short review is a survey on the more recent research progresses in the field achieved by using in silico methods. All the "armamentarium" available to the medicinal chemists (docking protocols and molecular dynamics, fragment-based, de novo design, virtual screening, and QSAR) has been employed to the discovery of new, potent, and selective inhibitors of cyclin dependent kinases...
August 4, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797995/tinospora-cordifolia-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-in-human-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells
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Parveen Bansal, Manzoor Ahmad Malik, Satya N Das, Jasbir Kaur
Natural products with medicinal value are gradually gaining importance in clinical research due to their well-known property of no side effects as compared to drugs. Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi) has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic system of medicine for treating various ailments including cancer. In present study, we found that the Tinospora cordifolia extracts (TCE) induced inhibition of proliferation of KB cells was associated with arrest of G0/G1-phase of cell cycle. The effectiveness of TCE in checking the growth of KB cells without altering the growth of normal peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) indicates that Tinospora cordifolia has differential effect on normal and malignant cells hence, it may have therapeutic potential in cancer...
May 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797819/anticancer-activity-of-polysaccharide-from-glehnia-littoralis-on-human-lung-cancer-cell-line-a549
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Jun Wu, Jianhui Chen, Zhuoyue Song, Yingtao Xu, Yun Han, Rong Zhang, Yunbo Cheng, Jiansong Fang, Weirong Li, Qi Wang
The purpose of this study was to investigate the anticancer activity of polysaccharide (PGL) from Glehnia littoralis on human lung cancer cell line A549. Based on MTT assay, the results suggested that PGL could significantly reduce A549 cells proliferation in a time- and dose-dependent manner. In addition, PGL displayed an inhibitory activity for the A549 cells migration in Transwell migration assay. The results from both flow cytometry analysis and Hochst 3342 staining of apoptotic cells indicated that PGL could promote apoptosis, and induce cycle arrest of A549 cells...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782773/triptolide-and-celastrol-loaded-silk-fibroin-nanoparticles-show-synergistic-effect-against-human-pancreatic-cancer-cells
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Baoyue Ding, Md Arif Wahid, Zhijun Wang, Chen Xie, Arvind Thakkar, Sunil Prabhu, Jeffrey Wang
Pancreatic cancer is a lethal disease with a dreadful 5-year survival rate of only 5%. In spite of several treatment options, the prognosis still remains extremely poor. Therefore, novel therapy strategies with combinations of drugs are urgently required to combat this fatal disease. Triptolide (TPL) and celastrol (CL), two main compounds in traditional Chinese medicine isolated from Thunder God Vine, have a broad range of bioactivities including anticancer activity. Silk fibroin (SF), a naturally occurring protein with several unique properties, is an ideal carrier material...
August 7, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781784/prevalence-of-silent-breast-cancer-in-autopsy-specimens-as-studied-by-the-disease-being-held-by-image-guided-biopsies-the-pilot-study-and-literature-review
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Zacharoula Sidiropoulou, Ana Paula Vasconcelos, Cristiana Couceiro, Carlos Dos Santos, Ana Virginia Araújo, Inês Alegre, Claudia Santos, Filipa Costa, Vanessa Henriques, Carlos Neves, Fátima Cardoso, Pere Gascon
Breast cancer epidemiological patterns vary in European countries, which present different incidence rates. Data have suggested that the reduction in breast cancer mortality is not only due to the early detection of the disease, but is, in almost equal part, due to screening and to the advances that have been made in molecular medicine and the development of novel therapies. The aim of the present study is to quantify the actual number of cases of breast cancer present in both of the sexes by calculating the prevalence of silent breast cancer in corpses...
August 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780757/quinoxaline-dopamine-and-amino-acid-derived-metabolites-from-the-edible-insect-protaetia-brevitarsis-seulensis
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JungIn Lee, In Hyun Hwang, Jang Hoon Kim, Mi-Ae Kim, Jae Sam Hwang, Young Ho Kim, MinKyun Na
Edible insects have been reported to produce metabolites showing various pharmacological activities, recently emerging as rich sources of health functional food. In particular, the larvae of Protaetia brevitarsis seulensis (Kolbe) have been used as traditional Korean medicines for treating diverse diseases, such as breast cancer, inflammatory disease, hepatic cancer, liver cirrhosis, and hepatitis. However, only few chemical investigations were reported on the insect larvae. Therefore, the aim of this study was to discover and identify biologically active chemical components of the larvae of P...
August 5, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780347/nanoscale-observation-of-the-natural-structure-of-milk-fat-globules-and-casein-micelles-in-the-liquid-condition-using-a-scanning-electron-assisted-dielectric-microscopy
#10
Toshihiko Ogura, Tomoko Okada
Recently, aqueous nanoparticles have been used in drug-delivery systems for new type medicines. In particular, milk-casein micelles have been used as drug nanocarriers for targeting cancer cells. Therefore, nanostructure observation of particles and micelles in their native liquid condition is indispensable for analysing their function and mechanisms. However, traditional optical and scanning electron microscopy have difficulty observing the nanostructures of aqueous micelles. Recently, we developed a novel imaging technique called scanning electron-assisted dielectric microscopy (SE-ADM) that enables observation of various biological specimens in water with very little radiation damage and high-contrast imaging without staining or fixation at an 8-nm spatial resolution...
August 2, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774826/erythrocyte-based-drug-delivery-in-transfusion-medicine-wandering-questions-seeking-answers
#11
REVIEW
Vassilis L Tzounakas, Dimitrios G Karadimas, Issidora S Papassideri, Jerard Seghatchian, Marianna H Antonelou
Red blood cells (RBCs) represent the most commonly used and best-studied natural carriers in the history of drug delivery. Their abundance and long circulation half-life, their great immune-biocompatibility and biodegradability profiles, along with the availability of well established protocols for their safe collection, ex vivo processing and quality control make them advantageous as drug delivery systems (DDS). As a result, several drug-loading techniques (including encapsulation and surface conjugation) have been developed in order to construct RBC-based or RBC-inspired drug delivery vehicles for the effective treatment of infections, cancer, chronic and autoimmune diseases in both pre-clinical protocols and clinical trials...
July 16, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774308/polarity-directed-optimization-of-phytochemical-and-in-vitro-biological-potential-of-an-indigenous-folklore-quercus-dilatata-lindl-ex-royle
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Madiha Ahmed, Humaira Fatima, Muhammad Qasim, Bilquees Gul, Ihsan-Ul-Haq
BACKGROUND: Plants have served either as a natural templates for the development of new chemicals or a phytomedicine since antiquity. Therefore, the present study was aimed to appraise the polarity directed antioxidant, cytotoxic, protein kinase inhibitory, antileishmanial and glucose modulatory attributes of a Himalayan medicinal plant- Quercus dilatata. METHODS: Total phenolic and flavonoid contents were determined colorimetrically and various polyphenols were identified by RP-HPLC analysis...
August 3, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771532/the-molecular-mechanism-of-the-anticancer-effect-of-artonin-e-in-mda-mb-231-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
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Imaobong Christopher Etti, Rasedee Abdullah, Arifah Kadir, Najihah Mohd Hashim, Swee Keong Yeap, Mustapha Umar Imam, Faiqah Ramli, Ibrahim Malami, Kian Lim Lam, Ubong Etti, Peter Waziri, Marsitoh Rahman
Nature has provided us with a wide spectrum of disease healing phytochemicals like Artonin E, obtained from the root bark of Artocarpus elasticus. This molecule had been predicted to be drug-like, possessing unique medicinal properties. Despite strides made in chemotherapy, prognosis of the heterogenous aggressive triple negative breast cancer is still poor. This study was conducted to investigate the mechanism of inhibition of Artonin E, a prenylated flavonoid on MDA-MB 231 triple negative breast cancer cell, with a view of mitigating the hallmarks displayed by these tumors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766672/seabuckthorn-berry-polysaccharide-protects-against-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-mice-via-anti-oxidative-and-anti-inflammatory-activities
#14
Wei Zhang, Xiaohui Zhang, Kai Zou, Jiming Xie, Shimin Zhao, Jingran Liu, Huan Liu, Jinling Wang, Yuzhen Wang
The berries of Seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) are traditional medicinal foods that have been used by Tibetans and Mongolians for thousands of years. The polysaccharides are the main components of Seabuckthorn berries, possessing immune stimulating, anti-cancer and anti-fatigue activities. The present study focused on evaluating the protective effects and mechanisms of Seabuckthorn berry polysaccharide (SP) against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced hepatotoxicity. Mice were orally administrated with 50, 100 and 200 mg kg(-1) of SP once daily for 14 consecutive days prior to CCl4 challenge...
August 2, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764775/an-assessment-on-the-role-of-endophytic-microbes-in-the-therapeutic-potential-of-fagonia-indica
#15
Lubna Rahman, Zabta K Shinwari, Irum Iqrar, Lutfur Rahman, Faouzia Tanveer
BACKGROUND: Natural products of animals, plants and microbes are potential source of important chemical compounds, with diverse applications including therapeutics. Endophytic bacteria that are especially associated with medicinal plants presents a reservoir of therapeutic compounds. Fagonia indica has been recently investigated by numerous researchers because of its striking therapeutic potential especially in cancer. It is also reported that endophytes play a vital role in the biosynthesis of various metabolites; therefore we believe that endophytes associated with F...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758992/demystifying-traditional-herbal-medicine-with-modern-approach
#16
Fu-Shuang Li, Jing-Ke Weng
Plants have long been recognized for their therapeutic properties. For centuries, indigenous cultures around the world have used traditional herbal medicine to treat a myriad of maladies. By contrast, the rise of the modern pharmaceutical industry in the past century has been based on exploiting individual active compounds with precise modes of action. This surge has yielded highly effective drugs that are widely used in the clinic, including many plant natural products and analogues derived from these products, but has fallen short of delivering effective cures for complex human diseases with complicated causes, such as cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disorders and degenerative diseases...
July 31, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758107/ganoderma-spp-a-promising-adjuvant-treatment-for-breast-cancer
#17
Ivette J Suárez-Arroyo, Yaliz Loperena-Alvarez, Raysa Rosario-Acevedo, Michelle M Martínez-Montemayor
For the past several decades, cancer patients in the U.S. have chosen the use of natural products as an alternative or complimentary medicine approach to treat or improve their quality of life via reduction or prevention of the side effects during or after cancer treatment. The genus Ganoderma includes about 80 species of mushrooms, of which several have been used for centuries in traditional Asian medicine for their medicinal properties, including anticancer and immunoregulatory effects. Numerous bioactive compounds seem to be responsible for their healing effects...
March 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753840/caveolin-1-expression-in-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
#18
David D'Andrea, Marco Moschini, Beat Foerster, Mohammad Abufaraj, Vitaly Margulis, Jose Karam, Yair Lotan, Jay Raman, Romain Mathieu, Morgan Rouprêt, Pierre I Karakiewicz, Alberto Briganti, Andrea Haitel, Sharhrokh F Shariat
BACKGROUND: Improvement in postoperative risk stratification of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) is required to better predict outcomes and counsel patients on adjuvant treatment. OBJECTIVE: To validate the association between caveolin-1 and oncological outcomes in patients treated with radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) for UTUC. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Caveolin-1 expression was evaluated via immunochemistry on a tissue microarray from 621 patients...
July 1, 2017: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749102/an-exploration-of-phytochemicals-from-simaroubaceae
#19
REVIEW
Biba Vikas, B S Akhil, S R Suja, K Sujathan
Natural products such as plants, animals and minerals have been the basis of treatment of human diseases. Herbal remedies have been used for the treatment of many ailments. Many compounds have been derived from the plant species mentioned in the ancient texts of Indian system of medicine for the treatment of a number of ailments. The R and D thrust in the pharmaceutical sector is focused on development of new drugs, innovative/indigenous processes for known drugs and development of plant based drugs through investigation of leads from the traditional systems of medicine...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747984/annual-tendency-of-research-papers-used-icr-mice-as-experimental-animals-in-biomedical-research-fields
#20
Ji Eun Kim, Jung Hoon Nam, Joon Young Cho, Kil Soo Kim, Dae Youn Hwang
Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) mice have been widely used in various research fields including toxicology, oncology, pharmacology, and pharmaceutical product safety testing for decades. However, annual tendency of research papers involving ICR mice in various biomedical fields has not been previously analyzed. In this study, we examined the numbers of papers that used ICR mice as experimental animals in the social science, natural science, engineering, medicine-pharmacy, marine agriculture-fishery, and art-kinesiology fields by analyzing big data...
June 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
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