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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332592/construction-of-an-m1gs-ribozyme-for-targeted-and-rapid-mrna-cleavage-application-on-the-ets-2-oncogene
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Chrisavgi Toumpeki, Dimitrios Anastasakis, Ioannis Panagoulias, Vassiliki Stamatopoulou, Tassos Georgakopoulos, Sofia Kallia-Raftopoulos, Athanasia Mouzaki, Denis Drainas
Background RNase P-mediated cleavage of target RNAs has been proposed as a promising tool for gene silencing. Ets-2 proto-oncogene controls the expression of a wide variety of genes involved in cancer and immunity. Objective Construction of a functional RNase P-based ribozyme (M1GS303) that targets Ets-2 mRNA Method The accessible sites for targeting of Ets-2 mRNA were identified by footprinting analysis. M1GS303 ribozyme was constructed by cloning. The activity of the ribozyme in the presence or absence of spiramysin in E...
January 11, 2018: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329229/chemical-composition-and-evaluation-of-the-biological-properties-of-the-essential-oil-of-the-dietary-phytochemical-lippia-citriodora
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Eleni Fitsiou, Gregoria Mitropoulou, Katerina Spyridopoulou, Manolis Vamvakias, Haido Bardouki, Alex Galanis, Katerina Chlichlia, Yiannis Kourkoutas, Mihalis Ι Panayiotidis, Aglaia Pappa
The aim of the study was to characterize the chemical composition and biological properties of the essential oil from the plant Lippia citriodora grown in Greece. The essential oil volatiles were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry GC-MS indicating citral as the major component. Τhe antimicrobial properties were assayed using the disk diffusion method and the minimum inhibitory and non-inhibitory concentration values were determined. Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus aureus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and Aspergillus niger were sensitive to Lippia citriodora oil, but not Escherichia coli, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella typhimurium, and Pseudomonas fragi...
January 12, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326345/microrna-452-exerts-growth-suppressive-activity-against-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Haihao Wang, Qiannan Guo, Guizhi Zhu, Shuo Zhu, Peiwen Yang, Mingsheng Zhang
T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is an aggressive hematological cancer. Although microRNA (miR)-452 serves as a tumor suppressor in multiple solid tumors, its expression and function in hematological cancers including T-ALL is largely unknown. We measured the expression of miR-452 in 38 T-ALL and 22 normal lymph node samples by real-time PCR analysis. The methylation levels in the promoter of miR-452 were determined using MethyLight assay. The effects of miR-452 overexpression on proliferation, cell cycle distribution, and tumorigenesis were explored...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321169/the-actin-mrtf-srf-transcriptional-circuit-controls-tubulin-acetylation-via-%C3%AE-tat1-gene-expression
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Jaime Fernández-Barrera, Miguel Bernabé-Rubio, Javier Casares-Arias, Laura Rangel, Laura Fernández-Martín, Isabel Correas, Miguel A Alonso
The role of formins in microtubules is not well understood. In this study, we have investigated the mechanism by which INF2, a formin mutated in degenerative renal and neurological hereditary disorders, controls microtubule acetylation. We found that silencing of INF2 in epithelial RPE-1 cells produced a dramatic drop in tubulin acetylation, increased the G-actin/F-actin ratio, and impaired myocardin-related transcription factor (MRTF)/serum response factor (SRF)-dependent transcription, which is known to be repressed by increased levels of G-actin...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320816/il-12-and-il-23-production-in-toxoplasma-gondii-or-lps-treated-jurkat-t-cells-via-pi3k-and-mapk-signaling-pathways
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Hassan Ahmed Hassan Ahmed Ismail, Byung-Hun Kang, Jae-Su Kim, Jae-Hyung Lee, In-Wook Choi, Guang-Ho Cha, Jae-Min Yuk, Young-Ha Lee
IL-12 and IL-23 are closely related in structure, and have been shown to play crucial roles in regulation of immune responses. However, little is known about the regulation of these cytokines in T cells. Here, we investigated the roles of PI3K and MAPK pathways in IL-12 and IL-23 production in human Jurkat T cells in response to Toxoplasma gondii and LPS. IL-12 and IL-23 production was significantly increased in T cells after stimulation with T. gondii or LPS. T. gondii and LPS increased the phosphorylation of AKT, ERK1/2, p38 MAPK, and JNK1/2 in T cells from 10 min post-stimulation, and peaked at 30-60 min...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306547/a-cell-surface-clicked-navigation-system-to-direct-specific-bone-targeting
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Young Kim, Zhe Zhang, Jae-Hyuck Shim, Tae Sup Lee, Ching-Hsuan Tung
Cell therapies are promising up-and-coming therapeutic strategies for many diseases. For maximal therapeutic benefits, injected cells have to navigate their way to a designated area, including organ and tissue; unfortunately, the majority of therapeutic cells are currently administered without a guide or homing device. To improve this serious shortcoming, a functionalization method was developed to equip cells with a homing signal. Its application was demonstrated by applying an Azadibenzocyclooctyne-bisphosphonate (ADIBO-BP) and azide paired bioorthogonal chemistry on cells for bone specific homing...
December 26, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301346/blood-coagulation-factor-x-exerts-differential-effects-on-adenovirus-entry-into-human-lymphocytes
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James S Findlay, Graham P Cook, G Eric Blair
It has been proposed that blood coagulation factors, principally factor X (FX), enhance the uptake of human adenovirus type 5 (Ad5) into cultured epithelial cells by bridging the viral hexon capsid protein and cell-surface heparan sulphate proteoglycans (HSPGs). We studied the effects of FX on Ad transduction of lymphoid cell lines (NK92MI, a natural killer cell line; Daudi, a B-cell line and Jurkat, a T-cell line) as well as primary peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) and HeLa epithelial cells using either replication-deficient Ad5, or a derivative in which the Ad5 fiber was replaced with that of another Ad type, Ad35, termed Ad5F35...
January 3, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275177/synergistic-therapeutic-effect-of-diethylstilbestrol-and-cx-4945-in-human-acute-t-lymphocytic-leukemia-cells
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Jung-Il Jung, Kyeong-Yong Park, Soon Ae Kim, Jiyeon Kim
Human acute T-lymphocytic leukemia (T-ALL) is one of the most commonly diagnosed hematological disorders, and is characterized by poor prognosis and survival rate. Despite the development of new therapeutic approaches, leukemia treatment options remain limited. In this study, we investigated the immunosuppressive and anti-proliferative effects of the synthetic estrogen diethylstilbestrol (DES), both alone and combined with the casein kinase 2 (CK2) inhibitor CX-4945. Our results indicated that DES induced caspase-dependent apoptosis in a human T-ALL cell line (Jurkat cells), while exerting no significant cytotoxicity in normal peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
December 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274489/branching-tryptamines-as-a-tool-to-tune-their-antiproliferative-activity
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Rinat F Salikov, Konstantin P Trainov, Irina K Belousova, Aleksandr Yu Belyy, Ulyana Sh Fatkullina, Regina V Mulyukova, Liana F Zainullina, Yulia V Vakhitova, Yury V Tomilov
The influence of a series of tryptamine derivatives on the viability of normal (HEK293) and tumor (HepG2, Jurkat and SH-SY5Y) cells has been evaluated. All tryptamines tested were three different substitution types: C- and N-branching, and indole benzylation. All the derivations enhance the activity of compounds separately, although the effects of different substitutions were not additive. Thus, combinations of C- and N-branchings as well as C-branching and indole benzylation gave little or no increase in activity...
December 9, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274299/anti-proliferative-effect-of-rosiglitazone-in-the-human-t-lymphocyte-leukaemia-cell-line-jurkat-cells
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Rui Wei, Fei Yu, Jin Yang, Hongwei Gao, Haining Wang, Tianpei Hong
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) is expressed in various types of human cancer cells including leukaemia cells, and activation of PPARγ can inhibit cancer cell growth. However, whether PPARγ is expressed in Jurkat cells, a human T-lymphocyte leukaemia cell line, and whether activation of PPARγ affects cell biological behaviours remains to be clarified. In this study, we investigated the effect of a PPARγ activator rosiglitazone, under clinically relevant pharmacological concentrations, on the growth and apoptosis of Jurkat cells in vitro and explored the possible mechanism...
December 23, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249771/synthesis-of-novel-class-of-n-alkyl-isatin-3-iminobenzoic-acid-derivatives-and-their-biological-activity-in-zebrafish-embryos-and-human-cancer-cell-lines
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Muhammad Farooq, Zainab M Almarhoon, Nael Abu Taha, Almohannad A R Baabbad, Mohammed A Al-Wadaan, Ayman El-Faham
Isatin (1H-indole-2,3-dione) and many of its derivatives are reported to have pharmacological properties. In this study, we report the synthesis and biological activity of a new class of N-alkyl-isatin-3-iminobenzoic acid derivatives prepared via the condensation of N-alkyl isatin with 4-aminobenzoic acid by conventional, microwave, and ultrasonic methods. Microwave irradiation yielded the products in a shorter reaction time with higher yields and purities. The compounds were screened in zebrafish embryos, and also in three human cancer cell lines (MCF7, HepG2, and Jurkat) and one normal human cell line i...
December 16, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248490/acetylation-regulates-the-mkk4-jnk-pathway-in-t-cell-receptor-signaling
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Yukihide Matsui, Taku Kuwabara, Toyonobu Eguchi, Koichi Nakajima, Motonari Kondo
T cell functions are regulated by multiple signaling cascades, including the MKK4-JNK (c-Jun NH2 terminal kinase) pathway. However, the mechanism regulating the MKK4-JNK axis in T cells remains unclear. Herein, we demonstrated that protein acetylation modulates JNK activity induced by T cell receptor (TCR) activation. The acetyltransferase, CREB-binding protein (CBP), is transported from the nucleus to the cytoplasm in response to TCR cross-linking. To investigate the role of CBP in TCR signaling, we overexpressed CBP in the cytoplasm of Jurkat cells, a human T lymphocyte line...
December 14, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244882/%C3%AE-ii-spectrin-in-t-cells-is-involved-in-the-regulation-of-cell-cell-contact-leading-to-immunological-synapse-formation
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Justyna M Meissner, Aleksander F Sikorski, Tomasz Nawara, Jakub Grzesiak, Krzysztof Marycz, Dżamila M Bogusławska, Izabela Michalczyk, Marie-Christine Lecomte, Beata Machnicka
T-lymphocyte activation after antigen presentation to the T-Cell Receptor (TCR) is a critical step in the development of proper immune responses to infection and inflammation. This dynamic process involves reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton and signaling molecules at the cell membrane, leading to the formation of the Immunological Synapse (IS). The mechanisms regulating the formation of the IS are not completely understood. Nonerythroid spectrin is a membrane skeletal protein involved in the regulation of many cellular processes, including cell adhesion, signaling and actin cytoskeleton remodeling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244717/femtograms-of-interferon-%C3%AE-suffice-to-modulate-the-behavior-of-jurkat-cells-a-new-light-in-immunomodulation
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Sara Castiglioni, Vincenzo Miranda, Alessandra Cazzaniga, Marilena Campanella, Michele Nichelatti, Marco Andena, Jeanette A M Maier
Since interferon-γ (IFN-γ) tunes both innate and adaptive immune systems, it was expected to enter clinical practice as an immunomodulatory drug. However, the use of IFN-γ has been limited by its dose-dependent side effects. Low-dose medicine, which is emerging as a novel strategy to treat diseases, might circumvent this restriction. Several clinical studies have proved the efficacy of therapies with a low dose of cytokines subjected to kinetic activation, while no in vitro data are available. To fill this gap, we investigated whether low concentrations, in the femtogram range, of kinetically activated IFN-γ modulate the behavior of Jurkat cells, a widely used experimental model that has importantly contributed to the present knowledge about T cell signaling...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233683/caspase-mediated-cleavage-of-x-ray-repair-cross-complementing-group-4-promotes-apoptosis-by-enhancing-nuclear-translocation-of-caspase-activated-dnase
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Yumi Sunatani, Radhika Pankaj Kamdar, Mukesh Kumar Sharma, Tadashi Matsui, Ryo Sakasai, Mitsumasa Hashimoto, Yasuhito Ishigaki, Yoshihisa Matsumoto, Kuniyoshi Iwabuchi
X-ray repair cross-complementing group 4 (XRCC4), a repair protein for DNA double-strand breaks, is cleaved by caspases during apoptosis. In this study, we examined the role of XRCC4 in apoptosis. Cell lines, derived from XRCC4-deficient M10 mouse lymphoma cells and stably expressing wild-type XRCC4 or caspase-resistant XRCC4, were established and treated with staurosporine (STS) to induce apoptosis. In STS-induced apoptosis, expression of wild-type, but not caspase-resistant, XRCC4 in XRCC4-deficient cells enhanced oligonucleosomal DNA fragmentation and the appearance of TUNEL-positive cells by promoting nuclear translocation of caspase-activated DNase (CAD), a major nuclease for oligonucleosomal DNA fragmentation...
December 9, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227275/antioxidant-anti-inflammatory-activity-of-georgian-leguminous-crops-cultures
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I Chkhikvishvili, T Mamniashvili, N Gogia, M Enukidze, M Machavariani, T Sanikidze
The aim of the study was to identify the common in Georgia leguminous crops culture with pronounced antioxidant, anti-inflammatory activity. The primary evaluation of the antiinflammatory effects of beans was performed on the experimental models of MDCK and Jurkat cells model systems. Extracts of various varieties of legumes (Beans "Kidney", Meadow beans, Beans Shulavera, Batumian beans, Beans "Udelebi", green peas, peas Shulavera, lentils Lens Culinaris, Soy) were added to the intact or incubated under oxidative stress conditions Jurkat and MDCK cells...
November 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221171/proteogenomic-analysis-prioritises-functional-single-nucleotide-variants-in-cancer-samples
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Shiyong Ma, Ranjeeta Menon, Rebecca C Poulos, Jason W H Wong
Massively parallel DNA sequencing enables the detection of thousands of germline and somatic single nucleotide variants (SNVs) in cancer samples. The functional analysis of these mutations is often carried out through in silico predictions, with further downstream experimental validation rarely performed. Here, we examine the potential of using mass spectrometry-based proteomics data to further annotate the function of SNVs in cancer samples. RNA-seq and whole genome sequencing (WGS) data from Jurkat cells were used to construct a custom database of single amino acid variant (SAAV) containing peptides and identified over 1,000 such peptides in two Jurkat proteomics datasets...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218606/pi3k-is-a-linker-between-l-selectin-and-psgl-1-signaling-to-il-18-transcriptional-activation-at-the-promoter-level
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Jixian Luo
L-selectin and P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1) are adhesion molecules which induce similar physiological events. Our previous paper showed that phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) played a crucial role in L-selectin- and PSGL-1-mediated F-actin redistribution and assembly during neutrophil rolling on E-selectin. However, it is not clear whether L-selectin and PSGL-1 induce other similar physiology events by PI3K. Here, we investigated the possibility of PI3K linking the signaling pathways of L-selectin and PSGL-1 to IL-18 transcription...
December 7, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217160/interaction-between-gallic-acid-and-asparaginase-to-potentiate-anti-proliferative-effect-on-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cell-line
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Zahra Sourani, Hedayatollah Shirzad, Moein Shirzad, Batoul Pourgheysari
BACKGROUND: Treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) fails in some cases and the side effects cause mortality in certain patients. Gallic acid (GA), a polyhydroxyphenolic compound has biological functions including anti-proliferative properties. The aim of the present study was to investigate the growth inhibition effects of GA in combination with asparaginase (ASP), as a component of combination chemotherapy, in a lymphoblastic leukemia cell line. METHODS: Jurkat cells were incubated with different concentrations of GA with or without ASP...
December 4, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216561/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-an-anthraquinone-derivative-conjugated-to-myelin-basic-protein-immunodominant-mbp85-99-epitope-towards-selective-immunosuppression
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Anthi Tapeinou, Efstathia Giannopoulou, Carmen Simal, Bjarke E Hansen, Haralabos Kalofonos, Vasso Apostolopoulos, Alexios Vlamis-Gardikas, Theodore Tselios
Anthraquinone type compounds, especially di-substituted amino alkylamino anthraquinones have been widely studied as immunosuppressants. The anthraquinone ring is part of mitoxandrone that has been used for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and several types of tumors. A desired approach for the treatment of MS would be the immunosuppression and elimination of specific T cells that are responsible for the induction of the disease. Herein, the development of a peptide compound bearing an anthraquinone derivative with the potential to specifically destroy the encephalitogenic T cells responsible for the onset of MS is described...
November 24, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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