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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727431/pd-catalyzed-iodide-promoted-%C3%AE-arylation-of-ketones-for-the-regioselective-synthesis-of-isocoumarins
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Alessandra Casnati, Raimondo Maggi, Giovanni Maestri, Nicola Della Ca', Elena Motti
A variety of isocoumarins have been synthesized directly from 2-halobenzoates and ketones through a palladium-catalyzed α-arylation step followed by an intramolecular cyclization process. The addition of iodide anions to the reaction mixture increased yields and selectivities especially when 2-bromobenzoates were employed. This phosphine-free one-pot synthesis features a high functional group tolerance and gives access to richly decorated isocoumarins. This general methodology was successful in the total synthesis of Xyridin A, an important natural product with antibacterial and antifungal activity...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726933/comparison-of-halogen-bonding-networks-with-ru-ii-complexes-and-analysis-of-the-influence-of-the-xb-interactions-on-their-reactivity
#2
Marta E G Mosquera, Irene Egido, Carlos Hortelano, María López-López, Pilar Gómez-Sal
Coordination compounds of formula [Ru(Cl)2(CNR)4] are interesting building blocks for the preparation of halogen bonding supramolecular networks, since the chloride ligand is a good XB acceptor. When using I2 as the XB donor, an unexpected reaction on the ruthenium coordination sphere happens where the chloride ligands are substituted by iodides. The isolation of several intermediates with different substitution degrees and showing XB interactions in a solid state network evidenced the clear influence of the XB species in this unusual reaction process...
July 20, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726931/electron-transfer-reactions-of-halogenated-electrophiles-a-different-look-into-the-nature-of-halogen-bonding
#3
Sergiy V Rosokha
The rates of oxidation of ferrocene derivatives by brominated molecules R-Br (CBr3CN, CBr4, CBr3NO2, CBr3COCBr3, CBr3CONH2, CBr3F, and CBr3H) were consistent with the predictions of the outer-sphere dissociative electron-transfer theory. The similar redox-reactions of the R-Br electrophiles with the typical halogen-bond acceptors tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine (TMPD) or iodide were much faster than calculated using the same model. The fast redox-processes in these systems were related to the involvement of the transient halogen-bonded [R-Br, TMPD] or [R-Br, I(-)] complexes in which barriers for electron transfer were lowered by the strong electronic coupling of reactants...
July 20, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725887/photoresponsive-ionic-liquid-crystals-assembled-via-halogen-bond-en-route-towards-light-controllable-ion-transporters
#4
Marco Saccone, Francisco Fernandez Palacio, Gabriella Cavallo, Valentina Dichiarante, Matti Virkki, Giancarlo Terraneo, Arri Priimagi, Pierangelo Metrangolo
We demonstrate that halogen bonding (XB) can offer a novel approach for the construction of photoresponsive ionic liquid crystals. In particular, we assembled two new supramolecular complexes based on 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium iodides and azobenzene derivatives containing an iodotetrafluoro-benzene ring as XB donor, where the iodide anion acted as an XB acceptor. DSC and X-ray diffraction analyses revealed that the preferred stoichiometry between the XB donors and acceptors is 2 : 1, and that the iodide anions act as bidentate XB-acceptors, binding two azobenzene derivatives...
July 20, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724259/herbal-pre-conditioning-induces-proliferation-and-delays-senescence-in-wharton-s-jelly-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Avinash Sanap, Bhawna Chandravanshi, Tejas Shah, Girish Tillu, Anand Dhanushkodi, Ramesh Bhonde, Kalpana Joshi
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are multipotent stem cells which are being explored for various clinical applications. Isolation and in-vitro expansion of MSCs remain important in achieving desired cell number for the therapy. However, in-vitro proliferation of MSCs is often associated with senescence and early onset of apoptosis which limits its therapeutic ability and long term clinical use. Tinospora cordifolia and Withania somnifera are used widely in Ayurveda: the traditional Indian system of medicine and are reported to have rejuvenating and anti-aging potential...
July 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723346/co-immobilization-of-pd-and-zn-nanoparticles-in-chitosan-silica-membranes-for-efficient-recyclable-catalysts-used-in-ullmann-reaction
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Qi Liu, Mengdie Xu, Yudong Wang, Ruokun Feng, Zhen Yang, Shufeng Zuo, Chenze Qi, Minfeng Zeng
In this study, an efficient heterogeneous catalyst including palladium (Pd) and zinc (Zn) nanoparticles supported on chitosan/silica (CS/SiO2) composite membrane is synthesized using partially etching of SiO2 technique. N2 sorption isotherm results shows that the prepared Pd-Zn@CS/SiO2 (1/1) porous membrane had a BET surface area of 26.50m(2)/g. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), characterization of the catalyst shows that the Pd(00) nanoparticles (below 5nm), and Zn(00) aggregates (about 10-15nm) dispersed well in the CS/SiO2 matrix...
July 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722222/catalase2-functions-for-seedling-post-germinative-growth-by-scavenging-h2-o2-and-stimulating-acx2-3-activity-in-arabidopsis
#7
Wen-Cheng Liu, Tong-Tong Han, Hong-Mei Yuan, Zhen-Dong Yu, Lin-Yu Zhang, Bing-Lei Zhang, Shuang Zhai, Si-Qiu Zheng, Ying-Tang Lu
Increased fatty acid β-oxidation is essential for early post-germinative growth in seedlings, but high levels of H2 O2 produced by β-oxidation can induce oxidative stress. Whether and how catalase (CAT) functions in fine-tuning H2 O2 homeostasis during seedling growth remain unclear. Here, we report that CAT2 functions in early seedling growth. Compared to the wild type, the cat2-1 mutant, with elevated H2 O2 levels, exhibited reduced root elongation on sucrose (Suc)-free medium, mimicking soils without exogenous sugar supply...
July 19, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721736/ru-catalyzed-meta-c-h-benzylation-of-arenes-with-toluene-derivatives
#8
Bo Li, Sheng-Long Fang, Dan-Ying Huang, Bing-Feng Shi
The Ru-catalyzed meta-C-H benzylation of arenes bearing pyridyl, pyrimidyl, and pyrazolyl directing groups with toluene derivatives has been reported. Heptafluoroisopropyl iodide ((i)C3F7I) was employed as both a mild oxidant and radical initiator. This reaction showed excellent site-selectivity and tolerated a wide range of functional groups, providing a new strategy for the synthesis of various diarylmethane moieties.
July 19, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721072/cxcl12-suppresses-cisplatin-induced-apoptosis-through-activation-of-jak2-stat3-signaling-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
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Meng Wang, Tie Lin, Yicun Wang, Song Gao, Zhaoyang Yang, Xuan Hong, Gongyan Chen
AIMS: Poor efficacy of chemotherapy drugs in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the key reason for the failure of treatment, but the mechanism of this remains largely unknown. Stromal cell-derived factor 1-alpha (SDF-1α/CXCL12) is a small chemotactic cytokine protein that plays an important role in tumor progression. In this study, we investigated the anti-apoptotic mechanism of the CXCL12/CXCR4 axis in response to cisplatin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug, in human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720964/antimicrobial-effect-of-black-pepper-petroleum-ether-extract-for-the-morphology-of-listeria-monocytogenes-and-salmonella-typhimurium
#10
Hui Tang, Wenxue Chen, Zu-Man Dou, Ronghao Chen, Yueying Hu, Weijun Chen, Haiming Chen
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of black pepper petroleum extract (BPPE) on pathogenic bacteria. The extraction from black pepper showed intense antimicrobial activity against the Gram-positive Listeria monocytogenes ATCC 19115 and the Gram-negative bacteria Salmonella typhimurium ATCC 14028. The minimum inhibitory concentrations of BPPE against L. monocytogenes and S. typhimurium were 0.625 and 1.25 mg/ml, respectively. Detection of Alkaline phosphatase outside the cell revealed that BPPE treatment destroyed the cell wall integrity...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718680/development-of-emu-oil-loaded-pcl-collagen-bioactive-nanofibers-for-proliferation-and-stemness-preservation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cell-possible-application-in-regenerative-medicine
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Kazem Nejati-Koshki, Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Effat Alizadeh, Abbas Ebrahimi-Kalan, Yousef Mortazavi, Nosratollah Zarghami
Adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ASCs) are promising candidate in stem cell therapies, and maintaining their stemness potential is vital to achieve effective treatment. Natural based scaffolds have been recently attracted increasing attention in nanomedicine and drug delivery. In the present study, a polymeric nanofibrous scaffold was developed based on the polycaprolactone/Collagen (PCL/Coll) containing Emu oil as a bioactive material to induce the proliferation of ASCs, while simultaneously preserve the stemness property of those cells...
July 18, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718677/evaluation-of-the-cytotoxic-activity-of-crocin-and-safranal-constituents-of-saffron-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-kb-cell-line
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Raheleh Jabini, Melika Ehtesham-Gharaee, Zohreh Dalirsani, Fatemeh Mosaffa, Zahra Delavarian, Javad Behravan
Crocin and safranal are active ingredients in the saffron. Some studies have demonstrated antitumor activities of saffron ingredients. The aim of this study was to evaluate cytotoxic effects of crocin and safranal in oral squamous cell carcinoma (KB cells) and NIH 3T3 cell line as nonmalignant cells. The cells were incubated with crocin and safranal at 37°C for 24, 48, and 72 h, and cell viability was quantitated by MTT assay. Apoptotic cells, cell cycle distribution, and sub-G1 fraction were determined using propidium iodide staining of DNA fragmentation by flow cytometry...
July 18, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718284/achieving-site-selectivity-in-metal-catalyzed-electron-rich-carbene-transfer-reactions-from-n-tosylhydrazones
#13
Naijing Su, Tianning Deng, Donald J Wink, Tom G Driver
Catalyst control of the site-selectivity of electron-rich alkyl, aryl disubstituted carbenes generated in situ from o-alkenyl-substituted N-tosylhydrazones was achieved in this study. Exposure of these substrates to copper iodide triggered the formation of α-alkoxy 2H-naphthalenones. This investigation established that changing the catalyst to a rhodium(II) carboxylate turned off cyclization and migration of the electron-rich metal carbene with the β-carboxylate and turned on allylic C-H bond functionalization to diastereoselectively afford 1H-indenes...
July 18, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714326/spinal-cord-ischemia-reperfusion-causes-damage-of-neurocyte-by-inhibiting-rap2c
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Yong Qiao, Changliang Peng, Ji Li, Dongjin Wu, Xiuwen Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the mechanism of RAP2C participating in spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion injury (SCII). MATERIALS AND METHODS: mRNA expressions of miR-204 and RAP2C were measured by qRT-PCR. Protein level of RAP2C was detected by Western blot. Cell apoptosis in AGE1.HN and PC12 cells was detected by Annexin V/propidium iodide assay. The effect of miR-204 knockdown or overexpression on RAP2C expression was observed by luciferase assay. RESULTS: In this experimental research, RAP2C expression in SCII group was lower than control group, while miR-204 expression was higher...
July 16, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713941/additive-antitumor-effects-of-celecoxib-and-simvastatin-on-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Thomas Gehrke, Agmal Scherzad, Stephan Hackenberg, Pascal Ickrath, Philipp Schendzielorz, Rudolf Hagen, Norbert Kleinsasser
Lipid-lowering statins as well as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been reported to possess cancer-protective effects in many epidemiologic cohort studies. However, the underlying mechanisms of these findings are mostly unknown. To evaluate possible additive antitumor effects of statins and NSAIDs in vitro, PJ-41 and HLaC78 head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells (HNSCC) were treated with 40 µM celecoxib, 50 µM simvastatin or a combination of both. Analysis of tumor viability, proliferation, apoptosis, cell cycle changes and secretion of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and interleukin-8 (IL-8) was conducted via MTT assay, Annexin V-propidium iodide test, cell cycle analysis, colony assay and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713935/curcumin-pretreatment-protects-against-pm2-5%C3%A2-induced-oxidized-low%C3%A2-density-lipoprotein%C3%A2-mediated-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-human-microvascular-endothelial-cells
#16
Jun Shi, Huiping Deng, Min Zhang
A previous study demonstrated that particulate matter (≤2.5 µm in diameter; PM2.5) may promote atherosclerosis. However, the underlying mechanisms of PM2.5 in human microvascular endothelial cells (HMEC‑1) remain to be elucidated. It has been reported that inflammation and oxidative stress can be reduced by curcumin, and in the present study, the aim was to investigate the protective effects of curcumin on PM2.5‑induced oxidative stress and inflammatory response in HMEC‑1. HMEC‑1 were stimulated with curcumin and PM2...
July 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713932/human-trypsin-inhibitor-reduces-the-apoptosis-of-lipopolysaccharide%C3%A2-induced-human-kidney%C3%A2-2-cells-by-promoting-mitochondrial-fusion
#17
Ning Liu, Zhiyi Jiang, Yongjun Liu, Yao Nie, Juan Chen, Bin Ouyang, Xiangdong Guan, Minying Chen
Imbalance in mitochondrial fusion/fission is one of the mechanisms leading to sepsis‑induced mitochondrial dysfunction and cell apoptosis. The present study examined the effects of human trypsin inhibitor (UTI), a well‑known antioxidant and anti‑inflammatory substance, on mitochondrial dynamics and cell apoptosis in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)‑induced human kidney‑2 (HK‑2) cells. The HK‑2 cells were incubated for 24 h either with LPS (800 ng/ml) or LPS (800 ng/ml) mixed with UTI (250 U/ml). Cell viability was assessed using a3‑(4,5‑dimethyl‑2‑thiazolyl)‑2, 5‑diphenyl‑2‑H‑tetrazolium bromide assay...
July 5, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712739/biocompatibility-and-bond-degradation-of-poly-acrylic-acid-coated-copper-iodide-adhesives
#18
Adi ALGhanem, Gabriela Fernandes, Michelle Visser, Rosemary Dziak, Walter G Renné, Camila Sabatini
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of poly-acrylic acid (PAA) copper iodide (CuI) adhesives on bond degradation, tensile strength, and biocompatibility. METHODS: PAA-CuI particles were incorporated into Optibond XTR, Optibond Solo and XP Bond in 0.1 and 0.5mg/ml. Clearfil SE Protect, an MDPB-containing adhesive, was used as control. The adhesives were applied to human dentin, polymerized and restored with composite in 2mm-increments. Resin-dentin beams (0.9±0...
July 13, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710753/fluorochrome-labeled-inhibitors-of-caspases-expedient-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-markers-of-apoptotic-cells-for-rapid-cytometric-analysis
#19
Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz, Hong Zhao, H Dorota Halicka, Piotr Pozarowski, Brian Lee
Activation of caspases is a characteristic event of apoptosis. Various cytometric methods distinguishing this event have been developed to serve as specific apoptotic markers for the assessment of apoptotic frequency within different cell populations. The method described in this chapter utilizes fluorochrome labeled inhibitors of caspases (FLICA) and is applicable to fluorescence microscopy, flow- and imaging-cytometry as well as to confocal imaging. Cell-permeant FLICA reagents tagged with carboxyfluorescein or sulforhodamine, when applied to live cells in vitro or in vivo, exclusively label the cells that are undergoing apoptosis...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710560/pyrazinone-derivatives-from-the-coral-derived-aspergillus-ochraceus-lcj11-102-under-high-iodide-salt
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Xiaoping Peng, Yi Wang, Tonghan Zhu, Weiming Zhu
Five new pyrazin-2(1H)-one derivatives, ochramides A-D (1-4) and ochralate A (5), as well as three known analogues (6-8) were isolated from the fermentation broth of the marine coral-derived halotolerant Aspergillus ochraceus LCJ11-102 in a nutrient-limited medium containing 10% NaI. Their chemical structures were determined by analyzing NMR and X-ray diffraction data. Compounds 2, 5 and 6 showed antimicrobial activities against Enterobacter aerogenes with the MIC values of 40.0, 18.9, and 20.1 μM, respectively...
July 14, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
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