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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330461/impaired-liver-regeneration-is-associated-with-reduced-cyclin-b1-in-natural-killer-t-cell-deficient-mice
#1
Ami Ben Ya'acov, Hadar Meir, Lydia Zolotaryova, Yaron Ilan, Eyal Shteyer
BACKGROUND: It has been shown that the proportion of natural killer T cells is markedly elevated during liver regeneration and their activation under different conditions can modulate this process. As natural killer T cells and liver injury are central in liver regeneration, elucidating their role is important. METHODS: The aim of the current study is to explore the role of natural killer T cells in impaired liver regeneration. Concanvalin A was injected 4 days before partial hepatectomy to natural killer T cells- deficient mice or to anti CD1d1-treated mice...
March 23, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330284/in-vitro-evaluation-of-anti-proliferative-anti-inflammatory-and-pro-apoptotic-activities-of-the-methanolic-extracts-of-andrographis-nallamalayana-ellis-on-a375-and-b16f10-melanoma-cell-lines
#2
Guroji Purushotham, Yerukala Padma, Yusuf Nabiha, R R Venkata Raju
Natural plant products have been widely used in controlling cancer with fewer or no side effects and the use of plant extracts as complementary to synthetic medicine is gaining increased popularity. Members of Andrographis plants possess important medicinal properties. In the present study, anti-cancerous properties of Andrographis nallamalayana (AN) were tested on A375 and B16F10 skin melanoma cancer cell lines. The leaf extracts of AN significantly reduced the cell viability and cell survival of skin cancer cell lines, achieved by MTT assay and clonogenic assays, respectively...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320086/antifibrotic-effect-of-diethylcarbamazine-combined-with-hesperidin-against-ethanol-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats
#3
Alaa El-Din El-Sayed El-Sisi, Samia Salim Sokar, Abdelhadi Mohamed Shebl, Dina Zakaria Mohamed
Chronic alcohol consumption leads to extracellular matrix hyperplasia and liver fibrosis with a great role of hepatic stellate cell (HSC) activation in this process. The present study was designed to investigate the possible protective effects of diethylcarbamazine (DEC) (50mg/kg, acting as an anti-inflammatory drug, interferes with the arachidonic acid metabolism) when administrated in combination with hesperidin (HDN) (200mg/kg, a flavanone glycoside with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities) against alcoholic liver fibrosis in wistar rats compared to silymarin (Sil) (100mg/kg)...
March 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319828/genistein-affects-proliferation-and-migration-of-bovine-oviductal-epithelial-cells
#4
Daniela C García, Pablo A Valdecantos, Dora C Miceli, Mariela Roldán-Olarte
Genistein is one of the most abundant isoflavones in soybean. This molecule induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in different normal and cancer cells. Genistein has been of considerable interest due to its adverse effects on bovine reproduction, altering estrous cycle, implantation and fetal development and producing subfertility or infertility. The objective of this work was to study the effects of genistein on the expression of selected genes involved in the regulation of cell cycle and apoptosis. Primary cultures of bovine oviductal epithelial cells (BOEC) were treated with different genistein concentrations (0...
March 8, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318025/maternal-chronic-hypoxia-increases-expression-of-genes-regulating-lung-liquid-movement-and-surfactant-maturation-in-male-fetuses-in-late-gestation
#5
Erin V McGillick, Sandra Orgeig, Beth J Allison, Kirsty L Brain, Youguo Niu, Nozomi Itani, Katie L Skeffington, Andrew D Kane, Emilio A Herrera, Dino A Giussani, Janna L Morrison
Chronic fetal hypoxaemia is a common pregnancy complication that may arise from maternal, placental and/or fetal factors. Respiratory outcome of the infant at birth likely depends on the duration, timing and severity of the hypoxaemic insult. We have isolated the effect of maternal chronic hypoxia (MCH) for a month in late gestation on fetal lung development. Pregnant ewes were exposed to normoxia (21% O2 ) or hypoxia (10% O2 ) from 105-138 d gestation (term ∼145 d). At 138 d, gene expression in fetal lung tissue was determined by qRT-PCR...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316571/anti-cancerous-potential-of-polysaccharide-fractions-extracted-from-peony-seed-dreg-on-various-human-cancer-cell-lines-via-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis
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Fang Zhang, Jun-Jun Shi, Kiran Thakur, Fei Hu, Jian-Guo Zhang, Zhao-Jun Wei
In this study, four homo/heterogenous polysaccharides (HBSS, CHSS, DASS, and CASS) extracted from peony seed dreg with respective molecular weights of 3467, 4677, 229, and 56 kDa were evaluated for anti-cancerous attributes in prostate cancer cells (Pc-3), colon cancer cells (HCT-116), human breast cancer cells (MCF-7), cervical cancer (Hela cells) and human embryonic kidney 293 (HEK 293) cells as control. Among them, CASS and DASS extracted by alkali, consisted of 34.43% Gal, 26.39% Ara, 21.80% Glc and 35...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315324/nucleolin-protects-macrophages-from-oxldl-induced-foam-cell-formation-through-up-regulating-abca1-expression
#7
Yuanbin Li, Bimei Jiang, Pengfei Liang, Zhongyi Tong, Meidong Liu, Qinglan Lv, Yanjuan Liu, Xuanyou Liu, Yuting Tang, Xianzhong Xiao
Our recent studies have indicated that nucleolin, as a multifunctional RNA-binding protein, exerts protective effects in the myocardial cells and endothelial cells under the condition of oxidative stress. However, the function of nucleolin and its potential mechanism in macrophage-derived foam cell formation remain largely unexplored. ApoE-/- mice were fed with a high-fat diet (HFD) for 10-24 weeks. Protein expression was measured by western blotting or immunofluorescence, and gene expression at the mRNA level was detected by qRT-PCR...
March 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304246/a-mouse-model-for-human-unstable-hemoglobin-santa-ana
#8
Samantha I Miyashiro, Silvia M G Massironi, Claudia M C Mori, Carolina C Cruz, Mitika K Hagiwara, Paulo C Maiorka
In the present study, we described the phenotype, histologic morphology, and molecular etiology of a mouse model of unstable hemoglobin Santa Ana. Hematologic evaluation of anemic mice (Anem/+) discovered after N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea mutagenesis revealed moderate anemia with intense reticulocytosis and polychromasia, followed by anisocytosis, macrocytosis, hypochromia, and intraerythrocytic inclusion and Heinz bodies. The mice also demonstrated hemoglobinuria, bilirubinemia, and erythrocytic populations with differing resistance to osmotic lysis...
December 1, 2016: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303405/synthesis-and-degradation-of-long-chain-base-phosphates-affect-fumonisin-b1-induced-cell-death-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#9
Daiki Yanagawa, Toshiki Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Imai
Fumonisin B1 (FB1), an inducer of cell death, disrupts sphingolipid metabolism; large accumulations of de novo synthesized free long-chain bases (LCBs) are observed. However, it remains unclear whether tolerance to FB1 toxicity in plants is connected with preventing the accumulation of free LCBs through their phosphorylation. Here a workflow for the extraction, detection and quantification of LCB phosphates (LCBPs) in Arabidopsis thaliana was developed. We studied the effect of expression of genes for three enzymes involved in the synthesis and degradation of LCBPs, LCB kinase (LCBK1), LCBP phosphatase (SPP1) and lyase (DPL1) on FB1-induced cell death...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303169/diallyl-trisulfide-suppresses-oxidative-stress-induced-activation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-through-production-of-hydrogen-sulfide
#10
Feng Zhang, Huanhuan Jin, Li Wu, Jiangjuan Shao, Xiaojing Zhu, Anping Chen, Shizhong Zheng
Accumulating data reveal that garlic has beneficial effects against chronic liver disease. We previously reported that diallyl trisulfide (DATS), the primary organosulfur compound in garlic, reduced fibrosis and attenuated oxidative stress in rat fibrotic liver. The present study was aimed at elucidating the underlying mechanisms. The primary rat hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) were cultured and stimulated with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) for inducing HSC activation under oxidative stress. We examined the effects of DATS on the profibrogenic properties and oxidative stress in H2O2-treated HSCs...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302490/a-novel-quinazoline-based-analog-induces-g2-m-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-human-a549-lung-cancer-cells-via-a-ros-dependent-mechanism
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Hailong Shi, Yan Li, Xiaorong Ren, Yaohong Zhang, Zhen Yang, Chenze Qi
6-amino-4-(4-phenoxyphenylethylamino)quinazoline (QNZ) is an excellent quinazoline-containing NF-κB inhibitor also acting as a novel anticancer agent. Considering both the medicinal significance of quinazoline scaffold and the tunable functionality of Michael acceptor-centric pharmacophores in the electrophilicity-based prooxidant strategy, we designed a novel QNZ-inspired electrophilic molecule QNZ-A by introducing a Michael acceptor unit at position-6 of quinazoline ring in QNZ. Our results identified QNZ-A as a promising selective cytotoxic agent against A549 cells...
March 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300289/dehydrocostus-lactone-suppresses-proliferation-of-human-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-cells-through-bcr-abl-jak-stat-signaling-pathways
#12
Hong Cai, Xiaosong Qin, Chunhui Yang
This study evaluates the anticancer effects of dehydrocostus lactone, a plant-derived sesquiterpene lactone, on human chronic myeloid leukemia cells. Dehydrocostus lactone significantly inhibits cell proliferation by inducing cells to undergo cell cycle arrest, apoptosis and differentiation. Dehydrocostus lactone suppresses the expression of cyclin B1, cyclin A, cyclin E, cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2), and cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (CDK2) and increases p21 expression, resulting in S-G2/M phase arrest in K562 cells...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299850/ethanol-extract-of-pinus-koraiensis-leaf-ameliorates-alcoholic-fatty-liver-via-the-activation-of-lkb1-ampk-signaling-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Sang-Hyuk Hong, Hyemin Lee, Hyo-Jung Lee, Bonglee Kim, Min-Ho Nam, Bum-Sang Shim, Sung-Hoon Kim
Although Pinus koraiensis leaf (PKL) was reported for its anti-diabetes, anti-obesity and anticancer effects as a folk remedy, the inhibitory effect of PKL on alcoholic fatty liver has never been elucidated yet. This study investigated the molecular mechanisms of PKL on alcoholic fatty liver in HepG2 cells, Sprague Dawley (SD) rats and Imprinting Control Region (ICR) mice. Pinus koraiensis leaf increased phosphorylation of liver kinase B1 (LKB1)/AMP-activated protein kinase signaling, low-density lipoprotein receptor and decreased fatty acid biosynthesis-related proteins such as sterol regulatory element-binding protein 1c, fatty acid synthase, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase in HepG2 cells...
March 16, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296906/anticancer-activity-of-a-novel-small-molecule-tubulin-inhibitor-stk899704
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Krisada Sakchaisri, Sun-Ok Kim, Joonsung Hwang, Nak Kyun Soung, Kyung Ho Lee, Tae Woong Choi, Yongjun Lee, Chan-Mi Park, Naraganahalli R Thimmegowda, Phil Young Lee, Bettaswamigowda Shwetha, Ganipisetti Srinivasrao, Thi Thu Huong Pham, Jae-Hyuk Jang, Hye-Won Yum, Young-Joon Surh, Kyung S Lee, Hwangseo Park, Seung Jun Kim, Yong Tae Kwon, Jong Seog Ahn, Bo Yeon Kim
We have identified the small molecule STK899704 as a structurally novel tubulin inhibitor. STK899704 suppressed the proliferation of cancer cell lines from various origins with IC50 values ranging from 0.2 to 1.0 μM. STK899704 prevented the polymerization of purified tubulin in vitro and also depolymerized microtubule in cultured cells leading to mitotic arrest, associated with increased Cdc25C phosphorylation and the accumulation of both cyclin B1 and polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1), and apoptosis. Unlike many anticancer drugs such as Taxol and doxorubicin, STK899704 effectively displayed antiproliferative activity against multidrug-resistant cancer cell lines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296622/a-cell-based-screening-approach-for-identifying-protein-degradation-regulators
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Scott Simanski, Marie E Maloof, Trey K Sato, Valerie Cavett, Jennifer Caldwell Busby, Nagi G Ayad
Cellular transitions are achieved by the concerted actions of regulated degradation pathways. In the case of the cell cycle, ubiquitin mediated degradation ensures unidirectional transition from one phase to another. For instance, turnover of the cell cycle regulator cyclin B1 occurs after metaphase to induce mitotic exit. To better understand pathways controlling cyclin B1 turnover, the N terminal domain of cyclin B1 was fused to luciferase to generate an N-cyclin B1-luciferase protein that can be used as a reporter for protein turnover...
March 15, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294314/generation-of-precursor-immature-and-mature-murine-b1-cell-lines-from-c-myc-bcl-xl-overexpressing-pre-bi-cells
#16
Inge Wolf, Corinne Bouquet, Friederike Naumann, Fritz Melchers
Deregulated expression of c-myc and bcl-xL is long known to generate transformed B cells in humans and mice. We overexpressed these genes to induce in vitro and in vivo differentiation of fetal liver-derived mouse pre-BI cells to B1-lineage pre-BII-like, immature and mature B-cell lines and to Ig-secreting cells. In vitro, doxycycline-controlled c-myc/bcl-xL-overexpressing CD19(+) CD93(+) c-kikt(+) IgM(-) pre-BI cells differentiate to and survive as CD19(+) CD93(+) c-kit(-) IgM(+) immature B1 cells. Timed CpG-stimulation of these oncogene-overexpressing pre-B or immature B1 cells generates either CD19(+) CD93(low) c-kit(-) IgM(-) SLC(-) pre-BII-like, or IgM(+) MHCII(+) CD73(+) CD80(+) CD40(+) mature B1-cell lines and IgM-secreting B1 cells in vitro and fixes their state of differentiation...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292011/jatamanvaltrate-p-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-human-breast-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#17
Bo Yang, Rui Zhu, Shasha Tian, Yiqi Wang, Siyue Lou, Huajun Zhao
Jatamanvaltrate P is a novel iridoid ester isolated from Valeriana jatamansi Jones, a traditional medicine used to treat nervous disorders. In this study, we found that Jatamanvaltrate P possessed notable antitumor properties and therefore evaluated its anticancer effects against human breast cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. Jatamanvaltrate P inhibited the growth and proliferation of MCF-7 and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell lines (MDA-MB-231, MDA-MB-453 and MDA-MB-468) in a concentration-dependent manner, while displayed relatively low cytotoxicity to human breast epithelial cells (MCF-10A)...
March 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289725/cooperation-of-adhesin-alleles-in-salmonella-host-tropism
#18
Leon De Masi, Min Yue, Changmin Hu, Alexey V Rakov, Shelley C Rankin, Dieter M Schifferli
Allelic combinations and host specificities for three fimbrial adhesins, FimH, BcfD, and StfH, were compared for 262 strains of Salmonella enterica serovar Newport, a frequent human and livestock pathogen. Like FimH, BcfD had two major alleles (designated A and B), whereas StfH had two allelic groups, each with two alleles (subgroup A1 and A2 and subgroup B1 and B2). The most prevalent combinations of FimH/BcfD/StfH alleles in S. Newport were A/A/A1 and B/B/B1. The former set was most frequently found in bovine and porcine strains, whereas the latter combination was most frequently found in environmental and human isolates...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289221/gentamicin-b1-is-a-minor-gentamicin-component-with-major-nonsense-mutation-suppression-activity
#19
Alireza Baradaran-Heravi, Jürgen Niesser, Aruna D Balgi, Kunho Choi, Carla Zimmerman, Andrew P South, Hilary J Anderson, Natalie C Strynadka, Marcel B Bally, Michel Roberge
Nonsense mutations underlie about 10% of rare genetic disease cases. They introduce a premature termination codon (PTC) and prevent the formation of full-length protein. Pharmaceutical gentamicin, a mixture of several related aminoglycosides, is a frequently used antibiotic in humans that can induce PTC readthrough and suppress nonsense mutations at high concentrations. However, testing of gentamicin in clinical trials has shown that safe doses of this drug produce weak and variable readthrough activity that is insufficient for use as therapy...
March 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289208/specific-deletion-of-lkb1-stk11-in-the-m%C3%A3-llerian-duct-mesenchyme-drives-hyperplasia-of-the-periurethral-stroma-and-tumorigenesis-in-male-mice
#20
Jitu W George, Amanda L Patterson, Pradeep S Tanwar, André Kajdacsy-Balla, Gail S Prins, Jose M Teixeira
Nearly all older men will experience lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the etiology of which is not well understood. We have generated Stk11(CKO) mice by conditional deletion of the liver kinase B1 (LKB1) tumor suppressor gene, Stk11 (serine threonine kinase 11), in the fetal Müllerian duct mesenchyme (MDM), the caudal remnant of which is thought to be assimilated by the urogenital sinus primordial mesenchyme in males during fetal development. We show that MDM cells contribute to the postnatal stromal cells at the dorsal aspect of the prostatic urethra by lineage tracing...
March 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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