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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634089/wedelolactone-a-plant-coumarin-prevents-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-injury-induced-neointimal-hyperplasia-through-akt-and-ampk-signaling
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Lu Peng, Xuefeng Huang, Xin Jin, Zuo Jing, Lichao Yang, Yu Zhou, Jie Ren, Yun Zhao
Wedelolactone (WDL) is a natural compound derived from Chinese herbal medicine Eclipta prostrate L, and has been reported to exhibit various effects potentially beneficial for human health. However, the possible preventive effects of WDL toward vascular remodeling and mechanisms involved have not been investigated to date. In this study, we investigated the effects of WDL on proliferation induced by platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) in primary rat aortic smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and on neointimal hyperplasia resulted from balloon injury in rats...
June 17, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633832/effects-of-ultrasound-on-the-beef-structure-and-water-distribution-during-curing-through-protein-degradation-and-modification
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Da-Cheng Kang, Xue-Qin Gao, Qing-Feng Ge, Guang-Hong Zhou, Wan-Gang Zhang
The objective of this study was to explore the mechanisms of power ultrasound (PUS, 150 and 300W) and treatment time (30 and 120min) on the water-holding capacity (WHC) and tenderness of beef during curing. Beef muscle at 48h post mortem was subjected to PUS treatment at a frequency of 20kHz. Analysis of compression loss and shear force showed that PUS-assisted curing significantly increased the WHC and the tenderness of beef compared to static brining (p<0.05). According to the analysis of LF-NMR, PUS treatment could increase the P21 values which indicated an improvement in water-binding ability of beef muscle...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631860/abi2-io3-2f5-a-k-rb-and-cs-combination-of-halide-and-oxide-anionic-units-to-create-large-shg-response-with-wide-bandgap
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Xingguo Chen, Hongming Liu, Qi Wu, Xingxing Jiang, Xianggao Meng, Zheshuai Lin, Jingui Qin
A family of nonlinear optical materials that contain the halide, oxide and oxyhalide polar units simultaneously in a single structure, namely, ABi2(IO3)2F5 (A = K, 1;Rb,2 and Cs,3), have been designed and synthesized. They crystallize in the same polar space group of P21 with a two-dimensional double-layered framework constructed by [BiF5]2- and [BiO2F4]5- units connected to each other by four F atoms, in which two [IO3]- groups are linked to [BiO2F4]5- unit on the same side, and a hanging Bi-F bond of [BiF5]2- unit is located on the other side via ionic interaction with the layer-inserted alkali metal ions to form three-dimensional structure...
June 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631573/effects-of-mir-1236-3p-and-mir-370-5p-on-activation-of-p21-in-various-tumors-and-its-inhibition-on-the-growth-of-lung-cancer-cells
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Chuanchang Li, Qiangqiang Ge, Jiaxuan Liu, Qingsong Zhang, Chenghe Wang, Kai Cui, Zhong Chen
The mechanism of dsRNA-induced gene activation (RNAa) is being gradually unveiled. The plentiful evidence that it existed in mammalian species other than human demonstrated that dsRNA-mediated RNAa is a conservative phenomenon. Simultaneously, accumulating evidence suggested that microRNAs could activate gene expression by targeting promoter. Nevertheless, it is ambiguous whether microRNA-induced gene activation in different human cells is a common phenomenon. The study we performed verified that miR-1236-3p (miR-1236) and miR-370-5p can activate p21 expression in bladder cancer (BCa) T24, EJ cells, and non-small-cell lung carcinoma A549 cells, while in hepatocellular HepG2 cells both microRNAs cannot effectively induce the expression of P21(WAF1/CIP1) (p21)...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630419/iscador-qu-inhibits-doxorubicin-induced-senescence-of-mcf7-cells
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T Srdic-Rajic, J F Santibañez, K Kanjer, N Tisma-Miletic, M Cavic, D Galun, M Jevric, N Kardum, A Konic-Ristic, T Zoranovic
Chemotherapy in patients with inoperable or advanced breast cancer inevitably results in low-dose exposure of tumor-cell subset and senescence. Metabolically active senescent cells secrete multiple tumor promoting factors making their elimination a therapeutic priority. Viscum album is one of the most widely used alternative anti-cancer medicines facilitating chemotherapy tolerance of breast cancer patients. The aim of this study was to model and investigate how Viscum album extracts execute additive anti-tumor activity with low-dose Dox using ER + MCF7 breast cancer cells...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630280/ki-67-contributes-to-normal-cell-cycle-progression-and-inactive-x-heterochromatin-in-p21-checkpoint-proficient-human-cells
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Xiaoming Sun, Aizhan Bizhanova, Timothy D Matheson, Jun Yu, Julie L Zhu, Paul D Kaufman
Ki-67 protein is widely used as a tumor proliferation marker. However, whether Ki-67 affects cell cycle progression has been controversial. Here, we demonstrate that depletion of Ki-67 in human hTERT-RPE1, WI-38, IMR90, hTERT-BJ cell lines and primary fibroblast cells slowed entry into S phase and coordinately downregulated genes related to DNA replication. Some gene expression changes were partially relieved in Ki-67-depleted hTERT-RPE1 cells by co-depletion of the Rb checkpoint protein, but more thorough suppression of the transcriptional and cell cycle defects was observed upon depletion of cell cycle inhibitor p21...
June 19, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629825/ict1-predicts-a-poor-survival-and-correlated-with-cell-proliferation-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Wenjun Xie, Meijuan Wu, Tianhong Fu, Xiaohong Li, Zhaoming Wang, Yongxian Hu, Liyan Zhu, Gu Zhang
Immature colon carcinoma transcript-1 (ICT1) is a crucial member of the large mitoribosomal subunit in mitochondrial ribosome, which has been shown to be closely related to tumorigenesis. Its expression and function in human diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), however, remained elusive. In this study, analysis of public available Oncomine database suggested that the expression levels of ICT1 mRNA was significantly upregulated in DLBCL tissues. Consistently, we described ICT1 was remarkably upregulated in fresh DLBCL samples compared with the corresponding normal tissues using quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blotting...
June 16, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629331/depletion-of-p21-activated-kinase-1-up-regulates-the-immune-system-of-apc-%C3%A2-14-mice-and-inhibits-intestinal-tumorigenesis
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Nhi Huynh, Kai Wang, Mildred Yim, Chelsea J Dumesny, Mauro S Sandrin, Graham S Baldwin, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Hong He
BACKGROUND: P21-activated kinase 1 (PAK1) stimulates growth and metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC) through activation of multiple signalling pathways. Up-regulation of CRC stem cell markers by PAK1 also contributes to the resistance of CRC to 5-fluorouracil. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of PAK1 depletion and inhibition on the immune system and on intestinal tumour formation in APC(∆14/+) mice. METHODS: The PAK1 KO APC(∆14/+) mice were generated by cross-breeding of PAK1 KO mice with APC(∆14/+) mice...
June 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627751/synthesis-of-gem-dinitromethylated-and-fluorodinitromethylated-derivatives-of-5-5-dinitro-bis-1-2-4-triazole-as-promising-high-energy-density-materials
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Qinghua Zhang, Shi Huang, Junjun Tian, Xiujuan Tian, Kangcai Wang
The gem-dinitromethylated and fluorodinitromethylated 5,5'-dinitro-3,3'-bis-1,2,4-triazole (DNBT) (2 and 3) along with seven ionic derivatives (4-9) were successfully synthesized and characterized by NMR and IR spectroscopies, elemental analysis, single crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). XRD revealed that compounds 2 and 3 were crystallized in the monoclinic P21/n space group and compound 5 was crystallized in the monoclinic P21/c space group. The physicochemical properties for the as-synthesized compounds 2-9 were investigated and the results indicated that compounds 3, 6 and 7 exhibited a good balance between high energy and low sensitivity, indicating their promise as new high-energy-density materials (HEDMs)...
June 19, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627709/the-homologous-recombination-protein-rad51-is-a-promising-therapeutic-target-for-cervical-carcinoma
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Qian Chen, Dongge Cai, Mu Li, Xiaoling Wu
RAD51 is one of the pivotal enzymes for DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair by the homologous recombination (HR) pathway, which implies it as a promising and novel target for cancer therapy. Recent findings have indicated RAD51 protein is overexpressed in a variety of tumors. The high-expression of RAD51 is related to poor prognosis. RAD51 is involved in the repair of DNA damage and the generation of genetic diversity by an evolutionarily conserved mechanism. However, the exact mechanism of Rad51 in the progression of cervical cancer remains unclear...
June 15, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627707/tremella%C3%A2-fuciformis-polysaccharide-suppresses-hydrogen-peroxide-triggered-injury-of-human-skin-fibroblasts-via-upregulation-of-sirt1
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Tao Shen, Chao Duan, Beidong Chen, Meng Li, Yang Ruan, Danni Xu, Doudou Shi, Dan Yu, Jian Li, Changtao Wang
Tremella fuciformis polysaccharide (TFPS), which is the extract of Tremella fuciformis Berk, has previously been demonstrated to exhibit potent anti‑oxidative, anti‑inflammatory and anti‑aging effects. However, the mechanisms underlying these protective and therapeutic effects remain to be elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effects of TFPS on hydrogen peroxide‑induced injury of human skin fibroblasts and to elucidate the aforementioned underlying mechanisms...
June 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627689/expression-of-cell-cycle-related-proteins-in-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-based-on-human-papilloma-virus-status
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Koudai Tsuchida, Tamotsu Sugai, Noriyuki Uesugi, Kazuyuki Ishida, Kazuto Matsuura, Ikuro Sato, Kiyoto Shiga, Hiroaki Sato
The molecular association between human papilloma virus (HPV) and cell cycle-related (CCR) proteins is not fully understood in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). Herein, we examined the expression levels of CCRs in OPSCCs based on HPV status. In situ hybridization (ISH)- and polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based assays were used to detect HPV status in 98 OPSCCs, and CCRs were detected by immunostaining. Of 98 tumors, 47 had HPV-positive tumors by either ISH- or PCR-based assays. Concordance analysis between ISH- and PCR-based tests showed a good agreement in OPSCC...
June 14, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627647/differences-in-telomerase-activity-and-the-effects-of-azt-in-aneuploid-and-euploid-cells-in-colon-cancer
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Xiao Fang, Tenghui Hu, Hua Yin, Junjun Yang, Weian Tang, Siqi Hu, Xingxiang Xu
Telomerase-targeted treatments for cancer have received a great deal of attention because telomerase is detected in nearly all cancer cells but is not expressed in most normal tissues. Aneuploidy refers to a chromosome number that is not a multiple of the base chromosome number and can indicate either hypo- or hyperploid chromosome numbers. Most solid tumors are aneuploid. In the present study, we sought to determine whether there are differences in telomerase activity and hTERT gene expression between aneuploid and euploid cells...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627621/identification-of-different-macrophage-subpopulations-with-distinct-activities-in-a-mouse-model-of-oxygen-induced-retinopathy
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Yanji Zhu, Ling Zhang, Qing Lu, Yushuo Gao, Yujuan Cai, Ailing Sui, Ting Su, Xi Shen, Bing Xie
The aim of the present study was to characterize the phenotypic shift, quantity and role changes in different subgroups of retinal macrophages in a mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR). The mRNA expression levels of macrophage M1 and M2 subgroup marker genes and polarization-associated genes were analyzed by RT-qPCR. The number of M1 and M2 macrophages in our mouse model of OIR was analyzed by flow cytometry at different time points during the progression of OIR. Immunofluorescence whole mount staining of the retinas of mice with OIR was performed at different time points to examine the influx of macrophages, as well as the morphological characteristics and roles of M1 and M2 macrophages...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627568/synthesis-and-temperature-dependent-studies-of-a-perovskite-like-manganese-formate-framework-templated-with-protonated-acetamidine
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Mirosław Mączka, Jan Janczak, Monika Trzebiatowska, Adam Sieradzki, Sebastian Pawlus, Adam Pikul
We report the synthesis, crystal structure, thermal, dielectric, phonon and magnetic properties of the [CH3C(NH2)2][Mn(HCOO)3] (AceMn) compound. Our results show that this compound crystallizes in the perovskite-like orthorhombic structure, space group Imma. It undergoes a structural phase transition at 304 K into a monoclinic structure, space group P21/n. X-ray diffraction, dielectric, IR and Raman studies show that the ordering of the acetamidinium cations triggers the phase transition. Low-temperature magnetic studies show that this compound exhibits weak ferromagnetic properties below 9...
June 19, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627468/a-novel-chalcone-derivative-lqfm064-induces-breast-cancer-cells-death-via-p53-p21-kit-and-pdgfra
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Bruna Lannuce Silva Cabral, Artur Christian Garcia da Silva, Renato Ivan de Ávila, Alane Pereira Cortez, Rangel Magalhães Luzin, Luciano Morais Lião, Eric de Souza Gil, Gérman Sanz, Boniek G Vaz, José R Sabino, Ricardo Menegatti, Marize Campos Valadares
This study shows the design, synthesis and antitumoral potential evaluation of a novel chalcone-like compound, (E)-3- (3, 5-di-ter-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl)-1- (4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl) prop-2-en-1-one [LQFM064) (4)], against human breast adenocarcinoma MCF7 cells. Some toxicological parameters were also investigated. LQFM064) (4) exhibited cytotoxic activity against MCF7 cells (IC50=21μM), in a concentration dependent-manner, and triggered significant changes in cell morphology and biochemical/molecular parameters, which are suggestive of an apoptosis inductor...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626969/different-patterns-of-expression-of-cell-cycle-control-and-local-invasion-related-proteins-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-affecting-young-patients
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Marisol Miranda Galvis, Alan Roger Santos-Silva, Juscelino Freitas Jardim, Felipe Paiva Fonseca, Marcio A Lopes, Oslei P Almeida, Clóvis A Lópes Pinto, Estela Kaminagakura, Iris Sawazaki-Calone, Paul M Speight, Luiz Paulo Kowalski
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) predominantly affects males in the fifth decade of life; nevertheless, an increased incidence in young patients has been reported worldwide and the clinical and behavioral characteristics of tumors in this group are controversial and the literature shows divergent results PURPOSE: To investigate the clinicopathological features and prognostic significance of the immunoexpression of cell cycle and local invasion proteins in OSCC affecting young patients (≤ 40 years old) METHODS: A tissue microarray was performed with 132 OSCC samples (61 cases of young patients vs...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626028/excess-centrosomes-induce-p53-dependent-senescence-without-dna-damage-in-endothelial-cells
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Zhixian Yu, Dana L Ruter, Erich J Kushner, Victoria L Bautch
Tumor blood vessels support tumor growth and progression. Centrosomes are microtubule organization centers in cells, and often up to 30% of tumor endothelial cells (ECs) acquire excess (>2) centrosomes. Although excess centrosomes can lead to aneuploidy and chromosome instability in tumor cells, how untransformed ECs respond to excess centrosomes is poorly understood. We found that the frequency of primary human ECs with excess centrosomes was quickly reduced in a p53-dependent manner. Excess centrosomes in ECs were associated with p53 phosphorylation at Ser33, increased p21 levels, and decreased cell proliferation and expression of senescence markers, but independent of DNA damage and apoptosis...
June 16, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624787/long-non-coding-rna-uca1-promotes-gallbladder-cancer-progression-by-epigenetically-repressing-p21-and-e-cadherin-expression
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Qiang Cai, Longyang Jin, Shouhua Wang, Di Zhou, Jiandong Wang, Zhaohui Tang, Zhiwei Quan
A growing number of studies indicated that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) determine some cellular processes in cancer, such as proliferation, metastasis and differentiation. Urothelial carcinoma associated 1 (UCA1), an lncRNA, had been reported for its overexpression and oncogenic effect on various human cancers. In this study, we found that UCA1 was significantly overexpressed in gallbladder cancer (GBC) and positively correlated with tumor size, lymph node metastasis, TNM stage and short survival time. Moreover, UCA1 promoted GBC cell proliferation and metastasis in vitro and tumor growth in vivo...
May 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624442/loss-of-fructose-1-6-bisphosphatase-induces-glycolysis-and-promotes-apoptosis-resistance-of-cancer-stem-like-cells-an-important-role-in-hexavalent-chromium-induced-carcinogenesis
#20
Jin Dai, Yanli Ji, Wei Wang, Donghern Kim, Leonard Yenwong Fai, Lei Wang, Jia Luo, Zhuo Zhang
Hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) compounds are confirmed human carcinogens for lung cancer. Our previous studies has demonstrated that chronic exposure of human bronchial epithelial BEAS-2B cells to low dose of Cr(VI) causes malignant cell transformation. The acquisition of cancer stem cell-like properties is involved in the initiation of cancers. The present study has observed that a small population of cancer stem-like cells (BEAS-2B-Cr-CSC) exists in the Cr(VI)-transformed cells (BEAS-2B-Cr). Those BEAS-2B-Cr-CSC exhibit extremely reduced capability of generating reactive oxygen species (ROS) and apoptosis resistance...
June 14, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
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