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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335189/synergistic-antibacterial-effects-of-nanoparticles-encapsulated-with-scutellaria-baicalensis-and-pure-chlorhexidine-on-oral-bacterial-biofilms
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Ken Cham-Fai Leung, Chaminda Jayampath Seneviratne, Xuan Li, Ping Chung Leung, Clara Bik San Lau, Chi-Hin Wong, Ka Yan Pang, Chun Wai Wong, Elaine Wat, Lijian Jin
Scutellariabaicalensis (SB) is a traditional Chinese medicine for treating infectious and inflammatory diseases. Our recent study shows potent antibacterial effects of nanoparticle-encapsulated chlorhexidine (Nano-CHX). Herein, we explored the synergistic effects of the nanoparticle-encapsulated SB (Nano-SB) and Nano-CHX on oral bacterial biofilms. Loading efficiency of Nano-SB was determined by thermogravimetric analysis, and its releasing profile was assessed by high-performance liquid chromatographyusing baicalin (a flavonoid compound of SB) as the marker...
April 7, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300671/the-effect-of-cart-on-pituitary-hormones-release-from-cultured-pituitary-cells-harvested-from-fasted-and-fed-ad-libitum-male-rats
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M Chmielowska, B Baranowska, E Wolinska-Witort, L Martynska, M Kalisz, A Litwiniuk, W Bik
Cocaine and Amphetamine-Regulated Transcript (CART) is widely expressed in the central nervous system and in several endocrine organs. CART is an important factor in the regulation of energy homeostasis. The aim of the study was to assess the role of CART in physiological response of pituitary cells in a course of starvation. The pituitary cells harvested from starved and fed ad libitum male rats were cultured for 48h and treated with: 0.1nM, 1nM, 10nM or 100nM doses of CART. The medium was collected after 60min and stored at -70°C until samples were further assayed for: LH, FSH, PRL, GH, TSH and ACTH...
March 11, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287102/plumbagin-sensitizes-breast-cancer-cells-to-tamoxifen-induced-cell-death-through-grp78-inhibition-and-bik-upregulation
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Anna Kawiak, Anna Domachowska, Anna Jaworska, Ewa Lojkowska
The glucose regulated protein 78 (GRP78) is a major chaperone of the endoplasmic reticulum, and a prosurvival component of the unfolded protein response. GRP78 is upregulated in many types of cancers, including breast cancer. Research has suggested that GRP78 overexpression confers chemoresistance to anti-estrogen agents through a mechanism involving the inhibition of a pro-apoptotic BH3-only protein, Bik. In the present research the role of plumbagin, a naturally occurring naphthoquinone, in GRP78-associated cell death inhibition was examined...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249906/nr4a3-suppresses-lymphomagenesis-through-induction-of-pro-apoptotic-genes
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Alexander Ja Deutsch, Beate Rinner, Martin Pichler, Katharina Troppan, Katrin Pansy, Marco Bischof, Karoline Fechter, Stefan Hatzl, Julia Feichtinger, Kerstin Wenzl, Marie-Therese Frisch, Verena Stiegelbauer, Andreas Prokesch, Anne Margrethe Krogsdam, Heinz Sill, Gerhard G Thallinger, Hildegard T Greinix, Chenguang Wang, Christine Beham-Schmid, Peter Neumeister
Nuclear orphan receptor NR4A1 exerts an essential tumor suppressor function in aggressive lymphomas. In this study, we investigated the hypothesized contribution of the related NR4A family member NR4A3 to lymphomagenesis. In aggressive lymphoma patients, low expression of NR4A3 was associated with poor survival. Ectopic expression or pharmacological activation of NR4A3 in lymphoma cell lines led to a significantly higher proportion of apoptotic cells. In a mouse NSG xenograft model of lymphoma (stably transduced SuDHL4 cells), NR4A3 expression abrogated tumor growth, compared to vector control and uninduced cells which formed massive tumors...
March 1, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247421/dynamic-assessment-of-rbc-transfusion-dependency-improves-the-prognostic-value-of-the-revised-ipss-in-mds-patients
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Devendra K Hiwase, Deepak Singhal, Corinna Strupp, Rakchha Chhetri, Monika M Kutyna, L Amilia Wee, Peter B Harrison, Shriram V Nath, Nicholas Wickham, Chi-Hung Hui, James X Gray, Peter Bardy, David M Ross, Ian D Lewis, John Reynolds, L Bik To, Ulrich Germing
RBC-transfusion dependency (RBC-TD) is an independent prognostic factor for poor overall survival (OS) in the WHO classification-based prognostic scoring system (WPSS) for MDS patients. However, WPSS did not include cytopenia, whereas revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R) did not include RBC-TD. Thus, neither of these prognostic scoring systems incorporates both cytopenia and RBC-TD. We aimed to test whether RBC-TD adds prognostic value to the IPSS-R. We analyzed MDS patients not treated with disease-modifying therapy, and enrolled in SA-MDS Registry (derivation cohort; n=295) and Dusseldorf registry (Germany; validation cohort; n=113) using time-dependent Cox proportional regression and serial landmark analyses...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194420/andrographolide-inhibits-proliferation-and-metastasis-of-sgc7901-gastric-cancer-cells
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Lei Dai, Gang Wang, Wensheng Pan
To explore the mechanisms by which andrographolide inhibits gastric cancer cell proliferation and metastasis, we employed the gastric cell line SGC7901 to investigate the anticancer effects of andrographolide. The cell survival ratio, cell migration and invasion, cell cycle, apoptosis, and matrix metalloproteinase activity were assessed. Moreover, western blotting and real-time PCR were used to examine the protein expression levels and the mRNA expression levels, respectively. The survival ratio of cells decreased with an increasing concentration of andrographolide in a dose-dependent manner...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191894/open-ringed-structure-of-the-cdt1-mcm2-7-complex-as-a-precursor-of-the-mcm-double-hexamer
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Yuanliang Zhai, Erchao Cheng, Hao Wu, Ningning Li, Philip Yuk Kwong Yung, Ning Gao, Bik-Kwoon Tye
The minichromosome maintenance complex (MCM) hexameric complex (Mcm2-7) forms the core of the eukaryotic replicative helicase. During G1 phase, two Cdt1-Mcm2-7 heptamers are loaded onto each replication origin by the origin-recognition complex (ORC) and Cdc6 to form an inactive MCM double hexamer (DH), but the detailed loading mechanism remains unclear. Here we examine the structures of the yeast MCM hexamer and Cdt1-MCM heptamer from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Both complexes form left-handed coil structures with a 10-15-Å gap between Mcm5 and Mcm2, and a central channel that is occluded by the C-terminal domain winged-helix motif of Mcm5...
February 13, 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181527/bigelovin-triggered-apoptosis-in-colorectal-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-via-upregulating-death-receptor-5-and-reactive-oxidative-species
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Mingyue Li, Li-Hua Song, Grace Gar-Lee Yue, Julia Kin-Ming Lee, Li-Mei Zhao, Lin Li, Xunian Zhou, Stephen Kwok-Wing Tsui, Simon Siu-Man Ng, Kwok-Pui Fung, Ning-Hua Tan, Clara Bik-San Lau
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most prevalent cancer and the third highest cancer-related mortality in the United States. Bigelovin, a sesquiterpene lactone isolated from Inula helianthus aquatica, has been proven to induce apoptosis and exhibit anti-inflammatory and anti-angiogenic activities. However, the effects of bigelovin on CRC and underlying mechanisms have not been explored. The present study demonstrated that bigelovin exhibited potent anti-tumor activities against CRC in vitro and in vivo. Bigelovin suppressed cell proliferation and colony formation and induced apoptosis in human colorectal cancer HT-29 and HCT 116 cells in vitro...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153967/endotoxemia-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-a-pilot-study-to-examine-the-role-of-intestinal-perfusion-and-congestion
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Claire Grant, Laura Harrison, Caroline Hoad, Luca Marciani, Eleanor Cox, Charlotte Buchanan, Carolyn Costigan, Susan Francis, Ka-Bik Lai, Cheuk-Chun Szeto, Penny Gowland, Christopher McIntyre
Endotoxemia is common in advanced chronic kidney disease and is particularly severe in those receiving dialysis. In hemodialysis patients, translocation from the bowel occurs as a consequence of recurrent circulatory stress leading to a reduction in circulating splanchnic volume and increased intestinal permeability. Peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients are often volume expanded and have continuous direct immersion of bowel in fluid; these may also be important factors in endotoxin translocation and would suggest different therapeutic strategies to improve it...
January 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151486/star-pap-a-poly-a-polymerase-functions-as-a-tumor-suppressor-in-an-orthotopic-human-breast-cancer-model
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C Yu, Y Gong, H Zhou, M Wang, L Kong, J Liu, T An, H Zhu, Y Li
Star-PAP is a noncanonical poly(A) polymerase and required for the expression of a select set of mRNAs. However, the pathological role of Star-PAP in cancer largely remains unknown. In this study, we observed decreased expression of Star-PAP in breast cancer cell lines and tissues. Ectopic Star-PAP expression inhibited proliferation as well as colony-forming ability of breast cancer cells. In breast cancer patients, high levels of Star-PAP correlated with an improved prognosis. Moreover, by regulating the expression of BIK (BCL2-interacting killer), Star-PAP induced apoptosis of breast cancer cells through the mitochondrial pathway...
February 2, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143662/screening-and-analysis-of-potential-anti-tumor-components-from-the-stipe-of-ganoderma-sinense-using-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-with-multivariate-statistical-tool
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Kar-Man Chan, Grace Gar-Lee Yue, Ping Li, Eric Chun-Wai Wong, Julia Kin-Ming Lee, Edward J Kennelly, Clara Bik-San Lau
According to Chinese Pharmacopoeia 2015 edition, Ganoderma (Lingzhi) is a species complex that comprise of Ganoderma lucidum and Ganoderma sinense. The bioactivity and chemical composition of G. lucidium had been studied extensively, and it was shown to possess antitumor activities in pharmacological studies. In contrast, G. sinense has not been studied in great detail. Our previous studies found that the stipe of G. sinense exhibited more potent antitumor activity than the pileus. To identify the antitumor compounds in the stipe of G...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092643/physical-activity-and-sedentary-time-among-children-with-disabilities-at-school
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Cindy H P Sit, Thomas L McKenzie, Ester Cerin, Bik C Chow, Wendy Y Huang, Jie Yu
PURPOSES: Physical activity (PA) is important for the development of children with disabilities, but rarely does this population meet the recommended standards. Schools are salient locations for PA, but little is known about how specific school settings affect the PA of children with diverse disabilities. We assessed PA and sedentary time (ST) of children with disabilities in three school settings (physical education, recess, lunchtime). METHODS: Participants included 259 children from 13 Hong Kong special schools for five primary disabilities: visual impairments, hearing impairments, physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and social development problems...
February 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079299/a-platinum-blue-complex-exerts-its-cytotoxic-activity-via-dna-damage-and-induces-apoptosis-in-cancer-cells
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Zelal Adiguzel, Seniz Ozalp-Yaman, Gokalp Celik, Safia Salem, Tugba Bagci-Onder, Filiz Senbabaoglu, Yüksel Cetin, Ceyda Acilan
Here, we describe the characteristics of a Pt-blue complex [Pt4 (2-atp)8 (H2 O)(OH)] (2-atp: 2-aminothiophenol) as a prodrug for its DNA-binding properties and its use in cancer therapy. The nature of the interaction between the Pt-blue complex and DNA was evaluated based on spectroscopic measurements, the electronic absorption spectra, thermal behavior, viscosity, fluorometric titration and agarose gel electrophoresis. Our results suggested that the compound was able to partially intercalate DNA and appeared to induce both single and double stranded breaks (DBS) on DNA in vitro, but no DSBs in cells...
January 12, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057916/limitations-of-predicting-microvascular-invasion-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-cancer-prior-to-liver-transplantation
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Michał Grąt, Jan Stypułkowski, Waldemar Patkowski, Emil Bik, Maciej Krasnodębski, Karolina M Wronka, Zbigniew Lewandowski, Michał Wasilewicz, Karolina Grąt, Łukasz Masior, Joanna Ligocka, Marek Krawczyk
Microvascular invasion (MVI) is well known to negatively influence outcomes following surgical treatment of hepatocellular cancer (HCC) patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the rationale for prediction of MVI before liver transplantation (LT). Data of 200 HCC patients after LT were subject to retrospective analysis. MVI was present in 57 patients (28.5%). Tumor number (p = 0.001) and size (p = 0.009), and alpha-fetoprotein (p = 0.049) were independent predictors of MVI used to create a prediction model, defined as: 0...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056055/hdac-and-proteasome-inhibitors-synergize-to-activate-pro-apoptotic-factors-in-synovial-sarcoma
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Aimée N Laporte, Jared J Barrott, Ren Jie Yao, Neal M Poulin, Bertha A Brodin, Kevin B Jones, T Michael Underhill, Torsten O Nielsen
Conventional cytotoxic therapies for synovial sarcoma provide limited benefit, and no drugs specifically targeting its driving SS18-SSX fusion oncoprotein are currently available. Patients remain at high risk for early and late metastasis. A high-throughput drug screen consisting of over 900 tool compounds and epigenetic modifiers, representing over 100 drug classes, was undertaken in a panel of synovial sarcoma cell lines to uncover novel sensitizing agents and targetable pathways. Top scoring drug categories were found to be HDAC inhibitors and proteasomal targeting agents...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008921/reprogramming-the-immunological-microenvironment-through-radiation-and-targeting-axl
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Todd A Aguilera, Marjan Rafat, Laura Castellini, Hussein Shehade, Mihalis S Kariolis, Angela Bik-Yu Hui, Henning Stehr, Rie von Eyben, Dadi Jiang, Lesley G Ellies, Albert C Koong, Maximilian Diehn, Erinn B Rankin, Edward E Graves, Amato J Giaccia
Increasing evidence suggests that ionizing radiation therapy (RT) in combination with checkpoint immunotherapy is highly effective in treating a subset of cancers. To better understand the limited responses to this combination we analysed the genetic, microenvironmental, and immune factors in tumours derived from a transgenic breast cancer model. We identified two tumours with similar growth characteristics but different RT responses primarily due to an antitumour immune response. The combination of RT and checkpoint immunotherapy resulted in cures in the responsive but not the unresponsive tumours...
December 23, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008595/defective-expression-of-apoptosis-related-molecules-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-is-normalized-early-after-autologous-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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G L V de Oliveira, A F Ferreira, E P L Gasparotto, S Kashima, D T Covas, C T Guerreiro, D G Brum, A A Barreira, J C Voltarelli, B P Simões, M C Oliveira, F A de Castro, K C R Malmegrim
Defective apoptosis might be involved in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS). We evaluated apoptosis-related molecules in MS patients before and after autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) using BCNU, Etoposide, AraC and Melphalan (BEAM) or cyclophosphamide (CY)-based conditioning regimens. Patients were followed for clinical and immunological parameters for 2 years after AHSCT. At baseline, MS patients had decreased proapoptotic BAD, BAX and FASL and increased A1 gene expression when compared with healthy counterparts...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976067/can-herba-cistanches-protect-against-statin-induced-muscle-toxicity
#18
E Wat, C F Ng, C M Koon, Y T Chan, T H Ka Tso, B Tomlinson, C Bik-San Lau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965052/a-traditional-chinese-formula-composed-of-chuanxiong-rhizoma-and-gastrodiae-rhizoma-da-chuanxiong-formula-suppresses-inflammatory-response-in-lps-induced-raw-264-7-cells-through-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Zhi-Ke Liu, Chun-Fai Ng, Hoi-Ting Shiu, Hing-Lok Wong, Chun-Wai Wong, Kai-Kai Li, Jin-Fang Zhang, Ping-Kuen Lam, Wai-Sang Poon, Clara Bik-San Lau, Ping-Chung Leung, Chun-Hay Ko
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Da Chuanxiong Formula (DCXF) which origins from Jin Dynasty is a famous classical 2-herb Chinese medicinal prescription. It is composed of dried rhizomes of Ligusticum chuanxiong (Chuanxiong Rhizoma, CR) and Gastrodia elata (Gastrodiae Rhizoma, GR) at the ratio of 4:1 (w/w). It has been used to treat headache which is caused by wind pathogen and blood stasis for thousands of years in China. AIM OF STUDY: The present study was performed to investigate the anti-inflammatory effect of DCXF and elucidate its underlying molecular mechanisms using LPS-stimulated RAW 264...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904880/microbial-community-patterns-associated-with-automated-teller-machine-keypads-in-new-york-city
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Holly M Bik, Julia M Maritz, Albert Luong, Hakdong Shin, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Jane M Carlton
In densely populated urban environments, the distribution of microbes and the drivers of microbial community assemblages are not well understood. In sprawling metropolitan habitats, the "urban microbiome" may represent a mix of human-associated and environmental taxa. Here we carried out a baseline study of automated teller machine (ATM) keypads in New York City (NYC). Our goal was to describe the biodiversity and biogeography of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes in an urban setting while assessing the potential source of microbial assemblages on ATM keypads...
November 2016: MSphere
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