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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441794/reciprocal-interactions-of-leukemic-cells-with-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-promote-enrichment-of-leukemic-stell-cell-compartments-in-response-to-curcumin-and-daunorubicin
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Saeed Mohammadi, Mohsen Nikbakht, Seyed Mehdi Sajjadi, Fariba Rad, Bahram Chahardouli, Javid Sabour Takanlu, Shahrbano Rostami, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Seyed H Ghaffari
A predominant challenge in developing curative leukemia therapy is interactions of leukemic cells with the bone marrow stromal microenvironment. We aimed to investigate the role of stromal cells, such as bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BMSCs) and osteoblasts (OBs), in curcumin (CUR) and daunorubicin (DNR) induced apoptosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells. We used KG1 and U937 as leukemia cell line models and treated them with CUR and DNR. The cells were then co-cultured with BMSCs or a combination of BMSCs and OBs as feeders...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441789/comparing-apoptosis-and-necrosis-effects-of-arctium-lappa-root-extract-and-doxorubicin-on-mcf7-and-mda-mb-231-cell-lines
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Fereshteh Ghafari, Mohammad Reza Rajabi, Tahereh Mazoochi, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Hossein Nikzad, Mohammad Ali Atlasi, Aliakbar Taherian
Objective: Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease and very common malignancy in women worldwide. The efficacy of chemotherapy as an important part of breast cancer treatment is limited due to its side effects. While pharmaceutical companies are looking for better chemicals, research on traditional medicines that generally have fewer side effects is quite interesting. In this study, apoptosis and necrosis effect of Arctium lappa and doxorubicin was compared in MCF7, and MDA-MB-231 cell lines. Materials and Methods: MCF7 and MDA-MB-231 cells were cultured in RPMI 1640 containing 10% FBS and 100 U/ml penicillin/streptomycin...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441602/fluoride-and-iodine-enrichment-in-groundwater-of-north-china-plain-evidences-from-speciation-analysis-and-geochemical-modeling
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Junxia Li, Hailing Zhou, Kun Qian, Xianjun Xie, Xiaobin Xue, Yijun Yang, Yanxin Wang
To better understand the enrichment of fluoride and iodine in groundwater at North China Plain (NCP), speciation analysis and geochemical modeling were conducted to identify the key hydrochemical processes controlling their mobilization in groundwater system. Groundwater fluoride and iodine concentrations ranged from 0.18 to 5.59mg/L and from 1.51 to 1106μg/L, respectively, and approximately 63% and 32.3% of groundwater fluoride and iodine were higher than the guidelines for drinking water (1.5mg/L and 150μg/L)...
April 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440506/association-between-high-mobility-group-box%C3%A2-1-protein-expression-and-cell-death-in-acute-pancreatitis
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Enjun Gao, Yanfeng Jiang, Zhituo Li, Dongbo Xue, Weihui Zhang
The present study used caerulein stimulation of AR42J rat pancreatic cells as an in vitro acute pancreatitis (AP) model to investigate proteins differentially expressed in apoptosis and necrosis. AR42J cells were stimulated with 10‑8mol/l caerulein and incubated for 24 h. Apoptosis and necrosis were detected using flow cytometry. The sorted Annexin V‑positive cells (apoptotic) and the Annexin V/propidium iodide double‑positive cells (necrotic) were analysed using proteomics. Results showed that numerous proteins were differentially expressed in these 2 groups...
April 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440480/palmitate-impairs-angiogenesis-via-suppression-of-cathepsin-activity
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Jin Zhang, Ying Shan, Yong Li, Xinping Luo, Haiming Shi
Angiogenesis requires the interaction of multiple variable factors to promote endothelial cell adhesion, migration and survival. Palmitate, a free fatty acid, exhibits an anti‑angiogenic effect via interference with endothelial cell function, whereas cysteine proteases are important in protein turnover and are termed positive modulators of neovascularization. However, the association between these two factors regarding the regulation of human endothelial cell function remains to be elucidated. By using cell counting kit‑8, the Transwell method and an annexin V‑fluorescein isothiocyanate/propidium iodide apoptosis detection kit, the present study reported that high levels of palmitate result in a significant decrease in endothelial cell proliferation and invasion, and induced cell apoptosis; cathepsin L and S inhibitors may suppress palmitate‑induced apoptosis...
April 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440451/ppar%C3%AE-activation-protects-h9c2-cardiomyoblasts-from-lps%C3%A2-induced-apoptosis-through-the-heme-oxygenase%C3%A2-1%C3%A2-mediated-suppression-of-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Yao Shi, Hong Jiang, Xiaobo Yang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of the selective peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor δ (PPARδ) agonist GW501516 (GW) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)‑induced apoptosis in the rat cardiomyoblast cell line H9c2, and to investigate the possible underlying mechanisms. Cell viability was estimated using the MTT assay. Apoptosis was estimated by flow cytometry using Annexin V‑fluorescein isothiocyanate/propidium iodide staining and caspase‑3 activity assay. The protein level of heme oxygenase‑1 (HO‑1), cleaved caspase‑3 (CC3), apoptosis regulator Bcl‑2 (bcl‑2), apoptosis regulator BAX (bax) and nuclear factor‑κB (NF‑κB) p65 was measured by western blot analysis...
April 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440427/downregulation-of-mir-200c-protects-cardiomyocytes-from-hypoxia-induced-apoptosis-by-targeting-gata-4
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Zhigang Chen, Shaoli Zhang, Changlei Guo, Jianhua Li, Wenfeng Sang
Hypoxia-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis plays an important role in the development of ischemic heart disease. MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) are emerging as critical regulators of hypoxia-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis. miR-200c is an miRNA that has been reported to be related to apoptosis in various pathological processes; however, its role in hypoxia‑induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis remains unclear. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the potential role and underlying mechanism of miR-200c in regulating hypoxia‑induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440079/pressure-induced-polymorphic-optical-and-electronic-transitions-of-formamidinium-lead-iodide-perovskite
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Pan Wang, Jiwen Guan, Draven T K Galeschuk, Yansun Yao, Cindy Fung He, Shan Jiang, Sijia Zhang, Ying Liu, Meiling Jin, Changqing Jin, Yang Song
Formamidinium lead iodide (FAPbI3) perovskite as a superior solar cell material was investigated in two polymorphs at high pressures using in situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction, FTIR spectroscopy, photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy, electrical conductivity (EC) measurements, and ab initio calculations. We identified two new structures (i.e., Imm2 and Immm) for α-FAPbI3, but only a structural distortion (in C2/c) for δ-FAPbI3 on compression. Pressure-enhanced hydrogen bond plays a prominent role in structural modifications, as corroborated by FTIR spectroscopy...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439108/phase-i-trial-of-systemic-administration-of-edmonston-strain-of-measles-virus-genetically-engineered-to-express-the-sodium-iodide-symporter-in-patients-with-recurrent-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma
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A Dispenzieri, C Tong, B LaPlant, M Q Lacy, K Laumann, D Dingli, Y Zhou, M J Federspiel, M A Gertz, S Hayman, F Buadi, M O'Connor, V J Lowe, K-W Peng, S J Russell
MV-NIS is an Edmonston-lineage oncolytic measles virus expressing the human sodium-iodide symporter--a means for monitoring by noninvasive imaging of radioiodine. Patients with relapsed, refractory myeloma who had explored all other treatment options were eligible for this Phase I trial. Cohort 1 was treated with intravenous MV-NIS, and Cohort 2 received cyclophosphamide two days prior to MV-NIS. Thirty-two patients were treated. Cohort 1 initially enrolled to 4 dose-levels without reaching MTD and subsequently to 2 higher dose-levels when improved virus manufacture technology made it possible...
April 25, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438946/potassium-iodide-potentiates-antimicrobial-photodynamic-inactivation-mediated-by-rose-bengal-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
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Xiang Wen, Xiaoshen Zhang, Grzegorz Szewczyk, Ahmed El-Hussein, Ying-Ying Huang, Tadeusz Sarna, Michael R Hamblin
Rose Bengal (RB) is a halogenated xanthene dye that has been used to mediate antimicrobial photodynamic inactivation for several years. While highly active against Gram-positive bacteria, RB is largely inactive in killing Gram-negative bacteria. We have discovered that addition of the non-toxic salt potassium iodide (100mM) potentiates green light (540nm)-mediated killing by up to six extra logs with Gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Gram-positive methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and fungal yeast Candida albicans...
April 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437033/electrical-stress-influences-the-efficiency-of-ch3-nh3-pbi3-perovskite-light-emitting-devices
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Lianfeng Zhao, Jia Gao, YunHui L Lin, Yao-Wen Yeh, Kyung Min Lee, Nan Yao, Yueh-Lin Loo, Barry P Rand
Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite materials are emerging as semiconductors with potential application in optoelectronic devices. In particular, perovskites are very promising for light-emitting devices (LEDs) due to their high color purity, low nonradiative recombination rates, and tunable bandgap. Here, using pure CH3 NH3 PbI3 perovskite LEDs with an external quantum efficiency (EQE) of 5.9% as a platform, it is shown that electrical stress can influence device performance significantly, increasing the EQE from an initial 5...
April 24, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436516/a-non-catalytic-vapor-growth-regime-for-organohalide-perovskite-nanowires-using-anodic-aluminum-oxide-templates
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Mohammad Mahdi Tavakoli, Aashir Waleed, Leilei Gu, Daquan Zhang, Rouhollah Tavakoli, Bingbing Lei, Wenjun Su, Fang Fang, Zhiyong Fan
In this work, a novel and facile synthesis process to fabricate single crystalline organometal halide perovskite nanowires has been successfully developed. Nanowires were grown in a high density ordered array from metal nanoclusters inside anodic aluminum oxide templates using a non-catalytic chemical vapor deposition method. Specifically, perovskite NWs were grown as a result of the reaction between methylammonium iodide (MAI) and the Pb/Sn (Pb or Sn) metal in anodic aluminum oxide templates under optimal conditions...
April 24, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436512/exploring-the-orthorhombic-tetragonal-phase-transition-in-ch3nh3pbi3-the-role-of-atom-kinetics
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Ioannis Deretzis, Antonino La Magna
Methylammonium lead tri-iodide is a polymorphic material with two temperature-induced phase transitions at 165 K and 327 K, accompanied by an orthorhombic-to-tetragonal and a tetragonal-to-cubic lattice modification. Understanding the origins of these transitions as well as their implications on the crystal structure of the material is fundamental for its technological optimization. Here, we use the density functional theory along with ab initio molecular dynamics to study the low-temperature phase transition of CH3NH3PbI3...
April 24, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436219/room-temperature-cui-catalyzed-amination-of-aryl-iodides-and-aryl-bromides
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Xiaomei Ding, Manna Huang, Zhou Yi, Dongchen Du, Xinhai Zhu, Yiqian Wan
A general and effective CuI/N',N'-diaryl-1H-pyrrole-2-carbohydrazide catalyst system was developed for the amination of aryl iodides and bromides at room temperature with good chemoselectivity between -OH and -NH2 groups. Only 5 mol% CuI and ligands were needed in this protocol to effect the amination of various aryl bromides and aryl iodides with a wide range of aliphatic and aryl amines (1.3 equiv).
April 24, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435723/formamidinium-iodide-crystal-structure-and-phase-transitions
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Andrey A Petrov, Eugene A Goodilin, Alexey B Tarasov, Vladimir A Lazarenko, Pavel V Dorovatovskii, Victor N Khrustalev
At a temperature of 100 K, CH5N2(+)·I(-) (I), crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P21/c. The formamidinium cation adopts a planar symmetrical structure [the r.m.s. deviation is 0.002 Å, and the C-N bond lengths are 1.301 (7) and 1.309 (8) Å]. The iodide anion does not lie within the cation plane, but deviates from it by 0.643 (10) Å. The cation and anion of I form a tight ionic pair by a strong N-H⋯I hydrogen bond. In the crystal of I, the tight ionic pairs form hydrogen-bonded zigzag-like chains propagating toward [20-1] via strong N-H⋯I hydrogen bonds...
April 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435351/in-vitro-antifungal-activity-of-1-n-2-methoxybenzyl-1-10-phenanthrolinium-bromide-against-candida-albicans-and-its-effects-on-membrane-integrity
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Setiawati Setiawati, Titik Nuryastuti, Ngatidjan Ngatidjan, Mustofa Mustofa, Jumina Jumina, Dhina Fitriastuti
Metal-based drugs, such as 1,10-phenanthroline, have demonstrated anticancer, antifungal and antiplasmodium activities. One of the 1,10-phenanthroline derivatives compounds (1)-N-2-methoxybenzyl-1,10-phenanthrolinium bromide (FEN), which has been demonstrated an inhibitory effect on the growth of Candida spp. This study aimed to explore the in vitro antifungal activity of FEN and its effect on the membrane integrity of Candida albicans. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and the minimum fungicidal concentration (MFC) of FEN against planktonic C...
March 2017: Mycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434258/protective-effects-of-casein-derived-peptide-vlpvpqk-against-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-dysfunction-and-cellular-oxidative-damage-in-rat-osteoblastic-cells
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S B Mada, S Reddi, N Kumar, S Kapila, R Kapila
Oxidative stress inhibits osteoblast differentiation and function that lead to the development of osteoporosis. Casein-derived peptide VLPVPQK (PEP), a potent antioxidant, was isolated from β-casein of buffalo milk. We used an in vitro oxidative stress model induced by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in rat osteoblastic cells to investigate the protective effects of PEP against H2O2-induced dysfunction and oxidative damage. Cells were pretreated with PEP (50-200 ng/mL) for 2, 7 or 21 days followed by 0.3 mM H2O2 treatment for 24 h and then markers of osteogenic development, oxidative damage and apoptosis were examined...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433834/antimicrobial-and-anticancer-photodynamic-activity-of-a-phthalocyanine-photosensitizer-with-n-methyl-morpholiniumethoxy-substituents-in-non-peripheral-positions
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Jolanta Dlugaszewska, Wojciech Szczolko, Tomasz Koczorowski, Paulina Skupin-Mrugalska, Anna Teubert, Krystyna Konopka, Malgorzata Kucinska, Marek Murias, Nejat Düzgüneş, Jadwiga Mielcarek, Tomasz Goslinski
Photodynamic therapy involves the use of a photosensitizer that is irradiated with visible light in the presence of oxygen, resulting in the formation of reactive oxygen species. A novel phthalocyanine derivative, the quaternary iodide salt of magnesium(II) phthalocyanine with N-methyl morpholiniumethoxy substituents, was synthesized, and characterized. The techniques used included mass spectrometry (MALDI TOF), UV-vis, NMR spectroscopy, and photocytotoxicity against bacteria, fungi and cancer cells. The phthalocyanine derivative possessed typical characteristics of compounds of the phthalocyanine family but the effect of quaternization was observed on the optical properties, especially in terms of absorption efficiency...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431864/toward-an-integrative-and-predictive-sperm-quality-analysis-in-bos-taurus
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J L Yániz, C Soler, C Alquézar-Baeta, P Santolaria
There is a need to develop more integrative sperm quality analysis methods, enabling researchers to evaluate different parameters simultaneously cell by cell. In this work, we present a new multi-parametric fluorescent test able to discriminate different sperm subpopulations based on their labeling pattern and motility characteristics. Cryopreserved semen samples from 20 Holstein bulls were used in the study. Analyses of sperm motility using computer-assisted sperm analysis (CASA-mot), membrane integrity by acridine orange-propidium iodide combination and multi-parametric by the ISAS(®)3Fun kit, were performed...
March 31, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430972/identifying-subpopulations-vulnerable-to-the-thyroid-blocking-effects-of-perchlorate-and-thiocyanate
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Jenica McMullen, Akhgar Ghassabian, Brenda Kohn, Leonardo Trasande
Context: Common environmental contaminants can disrupt normal thyroid function, which plays essential but varying roles at different ages. Objective: To evaluate the relationship of perchlorate, thiocyanate, and nitrate, three sodium-iodide symporter (NIS) inhibitors, and thyroid function in different age-sex-stratified populations. Design, Setting, Participants, and Intervention: This was a cross-sectional analysis of data from the 2009-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) evaluating the exposure to perchlorate, thiocyanate, and nitrate in 3,151 participants aged 12-80...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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