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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500562/epithelial-growth-factor-receptor-expression-influences-5-ala-induced-glioblastoma-fluorescence
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Andrea O Fontana, Deborah Piffaretti, Francesco Marchi, Floriana Burgio, Ana Bela Faia-Torres, Paolo Paganetti, Sandra Pinton, Uwe Pieles, Michael Reinert
The extent of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) guided tumor resection has a determining impact in high-grade glioma and glioblastoma surgery. Yet the intensity of the 5-ALA induced fluorescence may vary within the tumor. We aimed to correlate 5-ALA induced fluorescence with the expression of epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) and its constitutively active version EGFRvIII in different glioblastoma (GBM) cell lines. To elucidate the role of EGFR in the metabolism of 5-ALA in GBM cell lines with variable EGFR expression status, we analyzed the activation of EGFR by its primary ligand EGF, and its downstream effect on Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), a key enzyme regulating the metabolism of Protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), the fluorescent metabolite of 5-ALA...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487379/1-n-histidine-phosphorylation-of-chld-by-the-aaa-chli2-stimulates-magnesium-chelatase-activity-in-chlorophyll-synthesis
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Artur Sawicki, Shuaixiang Zhou, Kathrin Kwiatkowski, Meizhong Luo, Robert D Willows
Magnesium chelatase inserts magnesium into protoporphyrin during the biosynthesis of chlorophyll and bacteriochlorophyll. Enzyme activity is reconstituted by forming two separate pre-activated complexes consisting of a GUN4/ChlH/protoporphyrin IX substrate complex and a ChlI/ChlD enzyme "motor" complex . Formation of the ChlI/ChlD complex in both Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Oryza sativa is accompanied by phosphorylation of ChlD by ChlI, but the orthologous protein complex from R. capsulatus, BchI/BchD, gives no detectable phosphorylation of BchD...
May 9, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475928/development-and-characterization-of-mitochondrial-membrane-affinity-chromatography-columns-derived-from-skeletal-muscle-and-platelets-for-the-study-of-mitochondrial-transmembrane-proteins
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Nagendra Surendra Singh, Kaia-Liisa Habicht, Ruin Moaddel, Ruth Shimmo
Mitochondrial membrane fragments from human platelets and monkey skeletal muscles were successfully immobilized onto immobilized artificial membrane chromatographic support for the first time, resulting in mitochondrial membrane affinity chromatography (MMAC) columns. These columns were validated by characterization of translocator protein (TSPO), where multiple concentrations of dipyridamole were run and the binding affinities (Kd) determined. Further, the relative ranking data of TSPO ligands was consistent with previously reported rankings for both, the platelet (MMAC-Platelet) and the skeletal muscle (MMAC-Muscle) column (dipyridamole>PK11195>protoporphyrin IX>rotenone)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472723/activity-of-phosphatase-sensitive-5-aminolevulinic-acid-prodrugs-in-cancer-cell-lines
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Viktorija Herceg, Norbert Lange, Eric Allémann, Andrej Babič
5-aminolevulinc acid (5-ALA)-based photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photodiagnosis (PD) present many advantages over treatments with conventional photosensitizers (PS). It offers great tumor specificity, reduced photosensitivity reactions caused by PS accumulation in non-targeted tissues and also inherent PS metabolism into endogenous non-fluorescent heme. However, chemical instability, low bioavailability and poor pharmacokinetic profile limit systemic efficacy of 5-ALA. Here, we present a comprehensive in vitro evaluation of novel phosphatase-sensitive prodrugs of 5-ALA...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471399/brazilian-green-propolis-extract-synergizes-with-protoporphyrin-ix-mediated-photodynamic-therapy-via-enhancement-of-intracellular-accumulation-of-protoporphyrin-ix-and-attenuation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-cox-2
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Cheng-Cheng Wang, Yu-Xuan Wang, Nian-Qin Yu, Die Hu, Xiao-Yan Wang, Xing-Guang Chen, You-Wei Liao, Jing Yao, Hao Wang, Ling He, Liang Wu
Brazilian green propolis (BGP) is noted for its impressive antitumor effects and has been used as a folk medicine in various cultures for many years. It has been demonstrated that BGP could enhance the cytotoxic effect of cytostatic drugs on tumor cells. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a therapeutic approach used against malignant cells. To assess the synergistic effect of BGP extract on protoporphyrin IX (PpIX)-mediated photocytotoxicity, MTT assays were performed using A431 and HeLa cells. TUNEL assay and Annexin V-FITC/PI staining were performed to confirm the induction of apoptosis...
May 4, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468003/non-lethal-sonodynamic-therapy-inhibits-atherosclerotic-plaque-progression-in-apoe-mice-and-attenuates-ox-ldl-mediated-macrophage-impairment-by-inducing-heme-oxygenase-1
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Yu Wang, Wei Wang, Haobo Xu, Yan Sun, Jing Sun, Yongxing Jiang, Jianting Yao, Ye Tian
BACKGROUND: Previous studies from our group showed that low-intensity sonodynamic therapy (SDT) has protective effects on atherosclerosis (AS). However, because the intensity of ultrasound passing through tissue is attenuated, the consequences of very low-intensity SDT, referred to as non-lethal SDT (NL-SDT), on atherosclerotic plaques are unclear. The aim of this study was to determine whether NL-SDT affects atherosclerotic plaques and to elucidate the possible underlying mechanisms...
May 3, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466058/inducible-expression-of-magnesium-protoporphyrin-chelatase-subunit-i-chli-amirna-provides-insights-into-cucumber-mosaic-virus-y-satellite-rna-induced-chlorosis-symptoms
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Sachin Ashok Bhor, Chika Tateda, Tomofumi Mochizuki, Ken-Taro Sekine, Takashi Yaeno, Naoto Yamaoka, Masamichi Nishiguchi, Kappei Kobayashi
Recent studies with Y satellite RNA (Y-sat) of cucumber mosaic virus have demonstrated that Y-sat modifies the disease symptoms in specific host plants through the silencing of the magnesium protoporphyrin chelatase I subunit (CHLI), which is directed by the Y-sat derived siRNA. Along with the development of peculiar yellow phenotypes, a drastic decrease in CHLI-transcripts and a higher accumulation of Y-sat derived siRNA were observed. To investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the Y-sat-induced chlorosis, especially whether or not the reduced expression of CHLI causes the chlorosis simply through the reduced production of chlorophyll or it triggers some other mechanisms leading to the chlorosis, we have established a new experimental system with an inducible silencing mechanism...
March 2017: Virusdisease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465164/fluorescence-analysis-of-a-tumor-model-in-the-chorioallantoic-membrane-used-for-the-evaluation-of-different-photosensitizers-for-photodynamic-therapy
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Hilde Harb Buzzá, Amanda C Zangirolami, Arthur Davis, Pablo A Gómez-García, Cristina Kurachi
The development of a tumor in the chicken chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) enables a more individualized understanding of the dynamics of the photosensitizer (PS) interaction with the tumor blood vessels and cells. Photogem(®) and 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), a protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) precursor, were used as PS and their red fluorescence enabled the monitoring of PS dynamic distribution in the vessels and in the tumor. With a tumor model in CAM and fluorescence assessment, the aim of this study was to evaluate the PDT parameters comparing different photosensitezers...
April 29, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457849/chair-side-detection-of-prevotella-intermedia-in-mature-dental-plaque-by-its-fluorescence
#9
Yoshiaki Nomura, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Masaaki Okamoto, Kaoru Sogabe, Ayako Okada, Nobuhiro Hanada
BACKGROUND: Prevotella intermedia/nigrescens is one of the well-known pathogens causing periodontal diseases, and the red florescence excited by the visible blue light caused by the protoporphyrin IX in the bacterial cells could be useful for the chair-side detection. The aim of this study was to evaluated levels of periodontal pathogen, especially P. intermedia in clinical samples of red fluorescent dental plaque. METHODS: Thirty two supra gingival plaque samples from six individuals were measured its fluorescence at 640nm wavelength excited by 409nm...
April 27, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454245/improving-contrast-enhancement-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-using-5-aminolevulinic-acid-induced-protoporphyrin-ix-for-high-grade-gliomas
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Junkoh Yamamoto, Shingo Kakeda, Tetsuya Yoneda, Shun-Ichiro Ogura, Shohei Shimajiri, Tohru Tanaka, Yukunori Korogi, Shigeru Nishizawa
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a gadolinium-based contrast agent is the gold standard for high-grade gliomas (HGGs). The compound 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) undergoes a high rate of cellular uptake, particularly in cancer cells. In addition, fluorescence-guided resection with 5-ALA is widely used for imaging HGGs. 5-ALA is water soluble, while protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) is water insoluble. It was speculated whether converting from 5-ALA to PpIX may relatively increase intracellular water content, and consequently, might enhance the T2 signal intensity in HGG...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442408/plasma-membrane-activatable-polymeric-nanotheranostics-with-self-enhanced-light-triggered-photosensitizer-cellular-influx-for-photodynamic-cancer-therapy
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Hao-Ran Jia, Yao-Wen Jiang, Ya-Xuan Zhu, Yan-Hong Li, Hong-Yin Wang, Xiaofeng Han, Zhi-Wu Yu, Ning Gu, Peidang Liu, Zhan Chen, Fu-Gen Wu
To address the issue of low cellular uptake of photosensitizers by cancer cells in photodynamic therapy (PDT), we designed a smart plasma membrane-activatable polymeric nanodrug by conjugating the photosensitizer protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) with glycol chitosan (GC). The as-prepared GC-PEG-PpIX can self-assemble into core-shell nanoparticles (NPs) in aqueous solution and the fluorescence of PpIX moieties in the inner core is highly quenched due to strong π-π stacking. Interestingly, when encountering plasma membranes, the GC-PEG-PpIX NPs can disassemble and stably attach to plasma membranes due to the membrane affinity of PpIX moieties, which effectively suppresses the self-quenching of PpIX, leading to significantly enhanced fluorescence and singlet oxygen ((1)O2) production upon laser irradiation...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441937/observation-of-zn-photoprotoporphyrin-red-autofluorescence-in-human-bronchial-cancer-using-color-fluorescence-endoscopy
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Yoshinobu Ohsaki, Takaaki Sasaki, Satoshi Endo, Masahiro Kitada, Shunsuke Okumura, Noriko Hirai, Yoshihiro Kazebayashi, Eri Toyoshima, Yasushi Yamamoto, Kaneyoshi Takeyama, Susumu Nakajima, Isao Sakata
BACKGROUND: We observed red autofluorescence emanating from bronchial cancer lesions using a sensitive color-fluorescence endoscopy system. We investigated to clarify the origin of the red autofluorescence. METHODS: The wavelengths of the red autofluorescence emanating from lesions were measured in eight patients using a spectrum analyzer and compared based on pathologic findings. Red autofluorescence at 617.3, 617.4, 619.0, and 617.1 nm was emitted by normal bronchus, inflamed tissue, tissue exhibiting mild dysplasia, and malignant lesions, respectively...
April 26, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437090/improved-photodynamic-therapy-efficacy-of-protoporphyrin-ix-loaded-polymeric-micelles-using-erlotinib-pretreatment
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Lesan Yan, Joann Miller, Min Yuan, Jessica F Liu, Theresa M Busch, Andrew Tsourkas, Zhiliang Cheng
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has attracted widespread attention in recent years as a noninvasive and highly selective approach for cancer treatment. We have previously reported a significant increase in the 90-day complete response rate when tumor-bearing mice are treated with the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor erlotinib prior to PDT with the photosensitizer benzoporphyrin-derivative monoacid ring A (BPD-MA) compared to treatment with PDT alone. To further explore this strategy for anticancer therapy and clinical practice, we tested whether pretreatment with erlotinib also exhibited a synergistic therapeutic effect with a nanocarrier containing the clinically relevant photosensitizer protoporphyrin IX (PpIX)...
May 1, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436451/empirical-modeling-of-physiochemical-immune-response-of-multilayer-zinc-oxide-nanomaterials-under-uv-exposure-to-melanoma-and-foreskin-fibroblasts
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Muhammad Fakhar-E-Alam, M Waseem Akram, Seemab Iqbal, K S Alimgeer, M Atif, K Sultana, M Willander, Zhiming M Wang
Carcinogenesis is a complex molecular process starting with genetic and epigenetic alterations, mutation stimulation, and DNA modification, which leads to proteomic adaptation ending with an uncontrolled proliferation mechanism. The current research focused on the empirical modelling of the physiological response of human melanoma cells (FM55P) and human foreskin fibroblasts cells (AG01518) to the multilayer zinc oxide (ZnO) nanomaterials under UV-A exposure. To validate this experimental scheme, multilayer ZnO nanomaterials were grown on a femtotip silver capillary and conjugated with protoporphyrin IX (PpIX)...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436221/the-iron-chaperone-protein-cyay-from-vibrio-cholerae-is-a-heme-binding-protein
#15
Takeshi Uchida, Noriyuki Kobayashi, Souichiro Muneta, Koichiro Ishimori
CyaY is an iron transport protein for iron-sulfur (Fe-S) cluster biosynthetic systems. It also transports iron to ferrochelatase that catalyzes insertion of Fe(2+) into protoporphyrin IX. Here, we find that CyaY has the ability to bind heme as well as iron, exhibiting an apparent dissociation constant for heme of 21 ± 6 nM. Absorption and resonance Raman spectra revealed that both ferric and ferrous forms of heme were bound to an anionic ligand (e.g., tyrosine and/or cysteine). Consistent with this, mutagenesis studies showed that Tyr67 and Cys78 are possible heme ligands of CyaY...
May 9, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435036/costunolide-increases-osteoblast-differentiation-via-atf4-dependent-ho-1-expression-in-c3h10t1-2-cells
#16
Wan-Jin Jeon, Kyeong-Min Kim, Eun-Jung Kim, Won-Gu Jang
AIMS: Costunolide is a sesquiterpene lactones used in many herbal medicines, with well-established anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant functions modulating endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress pathways, and which promotes the expression of anti-oxidant genes. The aim of this study is to investigate whether costunolide is involved in osteoblast differentiation and, determine the mechanisms of differentiation in mesenchymal stem cells. MAIN METHODS: The cytotoxicity of costunolide was identified using the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
June 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432590/pathological-analysis-of-the-surgical-margins-of-resected-glioblastomas-excised-using-photodynamic-visualization-with-both-5-aminolevulinic-acid-and-fluorescein-sodium
#17
Hirohito Yano, Noriyuki Nakayama, Naoyuki Ohe, Kazuhiro Miwa, Jun Shinoda, Toru Iwama
During glioma resection, 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) and fluorescein sodium (Fl-Na) are used for photodynamic tumor visualization. The objective of this study was to evaluate the pathological findings of the boundary zone between the tumor and adjacent normal brain in glioblastoma patients undergoing simultaneous double staining with 5-ALA and Fl-Na during surgery. Eight patients received 5-ALA (20 mg/kg orally) before the induction of general anesthesia, and Fl-Na (20 mg/kg) was administered intravenously before the dural incision was performed...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431098/egg-production-and-egg-quality-in-free-range-laying-hens-housed-at-different-outdoor-stocking-densities1
#18
D L M Campbell, C Lee, G N Hinch, J R Roberts
Free-range laying hen systems are increasing in number within Australia. Variation in outdoor stocking densities has led to development of a national information standard on free-range egg labeling, including setting a maximum density of 10,000 hens per hectare. However, there are few data on the impacts of differing outdoor densities on production and egg quality. ISA Brown hens in small (150 hens) flocks were housed in identical indoor pens, each with access (from 21 weeks) to different sized ranges simulating one of three outdoor stocking densities (2 replicates each: 2,000 hens/hectare (ha), 10,000 hens/ha, 20,000 hens/ha)...
April 20, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426936/cholesterol-assisted-bacterial-cell-surface-engineering-for-photodynamic-inactivation-of-gram-positive-and-gram-negative-bacteria
#19
Hao-Ran Jia, Ya-Xuan Zhu, Zhan Chen, Fu-Gen Wu
Antibacterial photodynamic therapy (PDT), which enables effective killing of regular and multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria, is a promising treatment modality for bacterial infection. However, because most photosensitizer (PS) molecules fail to strongly interact with the surface of Gram-negative bacteria, this technique is suitable for treating only Gram-positive bacterial infection, which largely hampers its practical applications. Herein, we reveal for the first time that cholesterol could significantly facilitate the hydrophobic binding of PSs to the bacterial surface, achieving the hydrophobic interaction-based bacterial cell surface engineering that could effectively photoinactivate both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria...
May 4, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422996/overexpression-of-an-eazip-gene-devoid-of-transit-peptide-sequence-induced-leaf-variegation-in-tobacco
#20
Xiayu Guan, Zhijian Li, Zhiliang Zhang, Xiangying Wei, Jiahua Xie, Jianjun Chen, Qingxi Chen
Leaf variegation is an ornamental trait that is not only biologically but also economically important. In our previous study, a Mg-protoporphyrin IX monomethyl ester cyclase homologue, EaZIP (Epipremnum aureum leucine zipper) was found to be associated with leaf variegation in Epipremnum aureum (Linden & Andre) G.S. Bunting. The protein product of this nuclear-encoded gene is targeted back to chloroplast involving in chlorophyll biosynthesis. Based on a web-based homology analysis, the EaZIP was found to lack a chloroplast transit peptide (cTP) sequence...
2017: PloS One
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