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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916389/removal-and-killing-of-multispecies-endodontic-biofilms-by-n-acetylcysteine
#1
Young-Suk Choi, Cheul Kim, Ji-Hoi Moon, Jin-Yong Lee
Removal of bacterial biofilm from the root canal system is essential for the management of endodontic disease. Here we evaluated the antibacterial effect of N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a potent antioxidant and mucolytic agent, against mature multispecies endodontic biofilms consisting of Actinomyces naeslundii, Lactobacillus salivarius, Streptococcus mutans and Enterococcus faecalis on sterile human dentin blocks. The biofilms were exposed to NAC (25, 50 and 100mg/mL), saturated calcium hydroxide or 2% chlorhexidine solution for 7 days, then examined by scanning electron microscopy...
September 2, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915658/oxidative-stress-mediates-an-increased-formation-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-human-hepatocarcinoma-cells-exposed-to-erlotinib
#2
Nataliya Rohr-Udilova, Florian Klinglmüller, Martha Seif, Hubert Hayden, Martin Bilban, Matthias Pinter, Klaus Stolze, Wolfgang Sieghart, Markus Peck-Radosavljevic, Michael Trauner
The tyrosine kinase inhibitor erlotinib targets the receptor of epidermal growth factor (EGFR) involved in development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Although inefficient in established HCC, erlotinib has been recently proposed for HCC chemoprevention. Since Cyp3A4 and Cyp1A2 enzymes metabolize erlotinib in the liver, the insights into the mechanisms of erlotinib effects on liver cells with maintained drug metabolizing activity are needed. We applied erlotinib to both commercially available (SNU398, Huh7) and established in Austria HCC cell lines (HCC-1...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915644/phytoagent-deoxyelephantopin-derivative-inhibits-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cell-activity-by-inducing-oxidative-stress-mediated-paraptosis-like-cell-death
#3
Jeng-Yuan Shiau, Kyoko Nakagawa-Goto, Kuo-Hsiung Lee, Lie-Fen Shyur
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a highly metastatic cancer among the breast cancer subgroups. A thorny issue for clinical therapy of TNBC is lack of an efficient targeted therapeutic strategy. We previously created a novel sesquiterpene lactone analog (named DETD-35) derived from plant deoxyelephantopin (DET) which exhibits potent effects against human TNBC MDA-MB-231 tumor growth in a xenograft mouse model. Here we studied the mechanisms of both DET and DETD-35 against MDA-MB-231 cells. DETD-35 (3-fold decreased in IC50) exhibited better anti-TNBC cell activity than DET as observed through induction of reactive oxygen species production (within 2 h treatment) and damage to the ER structures, resulting in ER-derived cytoplasmic vacuolation and ubiquitinated protein accumulation in the treated cells...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915583/n-acetylcysteine-breaks-resistance-to-trastuzumab-caused-by-muc4-overexpression-in-human-her2-positive-bc-bearing-nude-mice-monitored-by-89-zr-trastuzumab-and-18-f-fdg-pet-imaging
#4
Zéna Wimana, Geraldine Gebhart, Thomas Guiot, Bruno Vanderlinden, Denis Larsimont, Gilles Doumont, Gaetan Van Simaeys, Serge Goldman, Patrick Flamen, Ghanem Ghanem
Trastuzumab remains an important drug in the management of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) overexpressing breast cancer (BC). Several studies reported resistance mechanisms to trastuzumab, including impaired HER2-accessibility caused by mucin 4 (MUC4). Previously, we demonstrated an increase of Zirconium-89-radiolabeled-trastuzumab ((89)Zr-Trastuzumab) accumulation when MUC4-overexpressing BC-cells were challenged with the mucolytic drug N-Acetylcysteine (NAC). Hereby, using the same approach we investigated whether tumor exposure to NAC would also enhance trastuzumab-efficacy...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915557/loss-of-p16-ink4a-stimulates-aberrant-mitochondrial-biogenesis-through-a-cdk4-rb-independent-pathway
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Ethika Tyagi, Bin Liu, Chelsea Li, Tong Liu, Jared Rutter, Douglas Grossman
The tumor suppressor p16INK4A (p16) inhibits cell cycle progression through the CDK4/Rb pathway. We have previously shown that p16 regulates cellular oxidative stress, independent of its role in cell cycle control. We investigated whether loss of p16 had a direct impact on the mitochondria. We found that p16-null primary mouse fibroblasts (PMFs) displayed increased mitochondrial mass and expression of mitochondrial respiratory subunit proteins compared to wild-type (WT) PMFs. These findings in p16-null PMFs were associated with increased expression of the mitochondrial biogenesis transcription factors PRC and TFAM...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914393/costunolide-induces-micronuclei-formation-chromosomal-aberrations-cytostasis-and-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptosis-in-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells
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Soma Shiva Nageswara Rao Singireesu, Sunil Misra, Sujan Kumar Mondal, Suresh Yerramsetty, Nivedita Sahu, Suresh Babu K
Costunolide (CE) is a sesquiterpene lactone well-known for its antihepatotoxic, antiulcer, and anticancer activities. The present study focused on the evaluation of the cytogenetic toxicity and cellular death-inducing potential of CE in CHO cells, an epithelial cell line derived from normal ovary cells of Chinese hamster. The cytotoxic effect denoting MTT assay has shown an IC50 value of 7.56 μM CE, where 50% proliferation inhibition occurs. The oxidative stress caused by CE was confirmed based on GSH depletion induced cell death, conspicuously absent in N-acetylcysteine (GSH precursor) pretreated cells...
September 15, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913818/a-spectroscopic-study-of-interaction-of-auricyanide-with-n-acetylcysteine
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Syed G T Kazimi, Mohammad S Iqbal, C Frank Shaw
Interaction of auricyanide, an important metabolite of anti-arthritic gold-based drug auranofin, was studied in vitro with a pharmacologically active ligand n-acetylcysteine with a view to understand reactivity of gold in vivo. Formation of reduction product aurocyanide occurred through mono- and di-n-acetylcysteine-substituted intermediates. The product and intermediates were identified and monitored spectrophotometrically and by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. This study suggests successive substitution with n-acetylcysteine through trans effect...
September 14, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911605/7-n-acetylcysteine-pyrrole-conjugate-a-potent-dna-reactive-metabolite-of-pyrrolizidine-alkaloids
#8
Xiaobo He, Liang Ma, Qingsu Xia, Peter P Fu
Plants containing pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are widespread throughout the world and are the most common poisonous plants affecting livestock, wildlife, and humans. PAs require metabolic activation to form reactive dehydropyrrolizidine alkaloids (dehydro-PAs) that are capable of alkylating cellular DNA and proteins, form (±)-6,7-dihydro-7-hydroxy-1-hydroxymethyl-5H-pyrrolizine (DHP)-DNA and DHP-protein adducts, and lead to cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, and tumorigenicity. In this study, we determined that the metabolism of riddelliine and monocrotaline by human and rat liver microsomes in the presence of N-acetylcysteine both produced 7-N-acetylcysteine-DHP (7-NAC-DHP) and DHP...
October 2016: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901751/sulfate-aerosols-promote-lung-cancer-metastasis-by-epigenetically-regulating-the-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-emt
#9
Yang Yun, Rui Gao, Huifeng Yue, Lin Guo, Guangke Li, Nan Sang
Secondary inorganic aerosols (SIA), particularly sulfate aerosols, are central particulate matter (PM) constituents of severe haze formation in China and exert profound impacts on human health; however, our understanding of the mechanisms by which sulfate aerosols cause malignancy in lung carcinogenesis remains incomplete. Here, we show that exposure to secondary inorganic aerosols induced the invasion and migration of lung epithelial cells, and that (NH4)2SO4 exerted the most serious effects in vitro and promoted lung tumor metastasis in vivo...
September 13, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901511/n%C3%A2-acetylcysteine-induces-apoptosis-via-the-mitochondria%C3%A2-dependent-pathway-but-not-via-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-h9c2-cells
#10
Yuyong Liu, Ke Liu, Nian Wang, Huali Zhang
N‑acetylcysteine (NAC), a precursor of glutathione, is a widely used thiol‑containing antioxidant and modulator of the intracellular redox state. Our previous study demonstrated that excess reduced glutathione (GSH) from NAC treatment paradoxically led to a reduction in glutathione redox potential, increased mitochondrial oxidation and caused cytotoxicity at lower reactive oxygen species levels in H9c2 cells. However, no detailed data are available on the molecular mechanisms of NAC‑induced cytotoxicity on H9c2 cells...
September 8, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901421/uric-acid-induces-the-expression-of-tnf%C3%A2-%C3%AE-via-the-ros%C3%A2-mapk%C3%A2-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-rat-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Lirong Tang, Yu'e Xu, Ying Wei, Xu He
Hyperuricemia and artery atherosclerosis are closely associated and, as a classic inflammatory biomarker, tumor necrosis factor‑α (TNF‑α) has a direct role in atherogenesis. In the present study, it was demonstrated that uric acid was capable of inducing the generation of TNF‑α in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). The expression levels of proteins were detected using enzyme‑linked immunosorbent assays and western blot analysis. The expression levels of mRNAs were determined using reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis, and superoxide anion levels were detected using a fluorescence microscope...
August 31, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898494/n-acetylcysteine-in-the-treatment-of-craving-in-substance-use-disorders-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Michel Silvio Duailibi, Quirino Cordeiro, Elisa Brietzke, Marcelo Ribeiro, Steve LaRowe, Michael Berk, Alisson Paulino Trevizol
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Recent neurobiological evidences along with clinical observations justify the use of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) as a medication for craving. The objective of our study was to assess the evidence of efficacy of NAC for craving in substance use disorders in randomized clinical trials (RCTs). METHODS: Systematic review of the RCTs literature (PROSPERO number 56698) until February, 2017, using MEDLINE, Cochrane Library and clinicaltrials.gov. We included seven RCTs (n = 245); most with small-to-moderate sample sizes...
September 12, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898446/contradictory-effects-of-mitochondria-and-non-mitochondria-targeted-antioxidants-on-hepatocarcinogenesis-by-altering-dna-repair
#13
Bibo Wang, Jing Fu, Ting Yu, An Xu, Wenhao Qin, Zhishi Yang, Yao Chen, Hongyang Wang
Conflicting effects of antioxidant supplementation on cancer prevention or promotion is of great concern to healthy people and cancer patients. Despite recent studies about antioxidants accelerating the progression of lung cancer and melanoma, it does not fully deny antioxidants for cancer prevention. Both tumor and antioxidants types influence the actual efficacy. However, little is known about the impact of different types of antioxidants on primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), including non-mitochondrial- and mitochondrial-targeted antioxidants...
September 12, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892098/correlation-between-e-cadherin-interactions-survivin-expression-and-apoptosis-in-mdck-and-ts-src-mdck-cell-culture-models
#14
Janne Capra, Sinikka Eskelinen
Survivin, a member of inhibitor of apoptosis (IAP) protein family, is a multifunctional protein expressed in most cancers. In addition to inhibition of apoptosis, it regulates proliferation and promotes migration. Its presence and function in cells is strongly regulated via transcription factors, intracellular localization, and degradation. We analyzed the presence of survivin at protein level in various culture environments and under activation of Src tyrosine kinase in epithelial canine kidney MDCK cells in order to elucidate factors controlling survivin 'lifespan'...
September 11, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891980/sinomenine-hydrochloride-inhibits-human-glioblastoma-cell-growth-through-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-and-autophagy-lysosome-pathway-activation-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
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Yumao Jiang, Yue Jiao, Zhiguo Wang, Tao Li, Yang Liu, Yujuan Li, Xiaoliang Zhao, Danqiao Wang
Glioblastoma is the most common malignant primary brain tumor, and it is one of the causes of cancer fatality in both adult and pediatric populations. Patients with glioblastoma require chemotherapy after surgical resection and radiotherapy. Therefore, chemotherapy constitutes a viable approach for the eradication of glioblastoma cells. In this study, the anti-tumor activity of sinomenine hydrochloride (SH) was evaluated in U87 and SF767 cells in vitro and in vivo. The results showed that SH potently inhibited U87 and SF767 cell viability and did not cause caspase-dependent cell death, as demonstrated by the absence of significant early apoptosis and caspase-3 cleavage...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890952/oxidative-stress-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-placental-malaria
#16
Demba Sarr, Caitlin A Cooper, Tara C Bracken, Omar Martinez-Uribe, Tamas Nagy, Julie M Moore
Placental malaria, characterized by sequestration of Plasmodium falciparum in the maternal placental blood space and associated inflammatory damage, contributes to poor birth outcomes and ~200,000 infant deaths annually. Specific mechanisms that contribute to placental damage and dysfunction during malaria are not completely understood. To investigate a potential role for oxidative stress, antioxidant genes and markers for oxidative damage were assessed by quantitative PCR and immunohistochemistry in Plasmodium chabaudi AS-infected pregnant mice...
June 1, 2017: Immunohorizons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887840/pre-clinical-evaluation-of-n-acetylcysteine-reveals-side-effects-in-the-mdx-mouse-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#17
Gavin J Pinniger, Jessica R Terrill, Evanna B Assan, Miranda D Grounds, Peter G Arthur
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a fatal X-linked muscle wasting disease characterised by severe muscle weakness, necrosis, inflammation and oxidative stress. The antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has been proposed as a potential therapeutic intervention for DMD boys. We investigated the capacity of NAC to improve dystrophic muscle function in the mdx mouse model of DMD. Young (6 w old) mdx and non-dystrophic C57 mice receiving 2% NAC in drinking water for 6 w were compared with untreated mice. Grip strength and body weight were measured weekly, before the 12 w old mice were anaesthetized and extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscles excised for functional analysis and tissues sampled for biochemical analyses...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884184/branched-polyethylenimine-functionalized-carbon-dots-as-sensitive-and-selective-fluorescent-probes-for-n-acetylcysteine-via-an-off-on-mechanism
#18
Hui Liu, Rong Sheng Li, Jun Zhou, Cheng Zhi Huang
N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) plays an important role in optimizing the protective ability of cells as well as in the treatment of some chronic clinical conditions. Unfortunately, current methods for determining NAC based on fluorescence assay strategies remain poorly investigated. In this study, a new fluorescence method for highly sensitive and selective detection of NAC was developed. The detection method employed the fluorescence (FL) signal of branched polyethylenimine-functionalized carbon dots (PEI-CDs) via an off-on mechanism...
September 8, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882961/efficacy-of-n-acetylcysteine-d-mannose-and-morinda-citrifolia-to-treat-recurrent-cystitis-in-breast-cancer-survivals
#19
Debora Marchiori, Pier Paolo Zanello
BACKGROUND/AIM: Breast cancer survivors in adjuvant therapy, frequently experience the estrogen deficiency with genitourinary symptoms mostly represented by recurrent bacterial cystitis. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of N-acetylcysteine, D-mannose and Morinda citrifolia fruit extract (NDM), when associated to antibiotic therapy, in reducing the persistence of recurrent cystitis in this risk population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty breast cancer survived women with recurrent cystitis were retrospectively examined...
September 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882088/slc7a11-xct-protein-expression-is-not-altered-in-the-depressed-brain-and-system-xc-deficiency-does-not-affect-depression-associated-behaviour-in-the-corticosterone-mouse-model
#20
Thomas Demuyser, Lauren Deneyer, Eduard Bentea, Giulia Albertini, Teresa Femenia, Laura Walrave, Hideyo Sato, Niels C Danbolt, Dimitri De Bundel, Alex Michotte, Maria Lindskog, Ann Massie, Ilse Smolders
OBJECTIVES: The cystine/glutamate antiporter (system xc-) is believed to contribute to nonvesicular glutamate release from glial cells in various brain areas. Although recent investigations implicate system xc- in mood disorders, unambiguous evidence has not yet been established. Therefore, we evaluated the possible role of system xc- in the depressive state. METHODS: We conducted a protein expression analysis of the specific subunit of system xc- (xCT) in brain regions of the corticosterone mouse model, Flinders Sensitive Line rat model and post-mortem tissue of depressed patients...
September 8, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
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