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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458213/selective-targeting-and-degradation-of-doxorubicin-loaded-folate-functionalized-dna-nanocages
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Sofia Raniolo, Giulia Vindigni, Alessio Ottaviani, Valeria Unida, Federico Iacovelli, Antonio Manetto, Mariangela Figini, Lorenzo Stella, Alessandro Desideri, Silvia Biocca
Selective targeting is a crucial property of nanocarriers used for drug delivery in cancer therapy. We generated biotinylated octahedral DNA nanocages functionalized with folic acid through bio-orthogonal conjugation chemistry. Molecular modelling indicated that a distance of about 2.5 nm between folic acid and DNA nanocage avoids steric hindrance with the folate receptor. HeLa cells, a folate receptor positive tumour cell line, internalize folate-DNA nanocages with efficiency greater than 40 times compared to cells not expressing the folate receptors...
February 16, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458171/toxicology-studies-of-furosine-in-vitro-in-vivo-and-exploration-of-the-related-mechanism
#2
Hui-Ying Li, Lei Xing, Jia-Qi Wang, Nan Zheng
AIM: Furosine is one of the Maillard reaction products (MRPs) and is found in a variety of heat-processed food. Yet its toxicity is still unclear. The present study was designed to assess furosine toxicity in cell models and in CD-1 mice, respectively. METHODS: In vitro, the effects of furosine on the cell viability, cell cycle and apoptosis (Hek293, HepG2, SK-N-SH and Caco2) were detected and evaluated, sensitive cell lines and proper dosage of furosine for further animal experiment were determined, and the mechanisms of toxicity were explored...
February 16, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458164/structure-dependent-induction-of-apoptosis-by-hepatotoxic-pyrrolizidine-alkaloids-in-the-human-hepatoma-cell-line-heparg-single-versus-repeated-exposure
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Julia Waizenegger, Albert Braeuning, Markus Templin, Alfonso Lampen, Stefanie Hessel-Pras
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA) are secondary plant compounds. PA intoxication in humans causes severe acute and chronic hepatotoxicity. However, the molecular mechanisms of PA hepatotoxicity in humans are not well understood yet. Therefore, we investigated cell death parameters in human HepaRG cells following either single (24 h) or repeated dose treatment (14 d) with structurally different PA of the retronecine (echimidine, senecionine), heliotridine (heliotrine), and otonecine type (senkirkine). After 24 h of exposure only retronecine-type PA were cytotoxic in HepaRG cells and induced apoptosis indicated by a loss of membrane asymmetry, disruption of the mitochondrial membrane potential, and increased pro-caspase and PARP cleavage...
February 16, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458157/clostridium-innocuum-is-a-vancomycin-resistant-pathogen-that-may-cause-antibiotic-associated-diarrhea
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Ju-Hsin Chia, Ting-Shu Wu, Tsu-Lan Wu, Chyi-Liang Chen, Chih-Hsien Chuang, Lin-Hui Su, Hong-Jyun Chang, Chia-Chen Lu, An-Jing Kuo, Hsin-Chih Lai, Cheng-Hsun Chiu
OBJECTIVES: Clostridium innocuum can cause extra-intestinal infection in patients with underlying diseases. The role of C. innocuum in antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) remains unknown. METHODS: Clinical information of 103 patients in which C. innocuum was isolated from was reviewed. We carried out cellular and animal experiments to examine the pathogenic potential of C. innocuum in AAD. RESULTS: Eighty-eight percent (91/103) of the 103 patients received antibiotics within 2 weeks of diarrhea onset...
February 16, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458146/enhanced-anticancer-effects-of-scutellaria-barbata-d-don-in-combination-with-traditional-chinese-medicine-components-on-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
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Qian Wang, Narayan Acharya, Zhongwei Liu, Xianmei Zhou, Meghan Cromie, Jia Zhu, Weimin Gao
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Experience-based herbal medicine as a complementary to modern western medicine has triggered an array of studies in quest of novel anticancer drugs. Scutellaria barbata D. Don (SB) is commonly used to treat different types of cancers, but its molecular mechanism of action is not clearly understood. In this study, we attempted to elucidate the mode of action of a traditional Chinese medicine prescription with a total of 14 components, named Lian-Jia-San-Jie-Fang (LJSJF, in Chinese), where SB works as the "principle" against non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458133/artesunate-derived-monomeric-dimeric-and-trimeric-experimental-drugs-their-unique-mechanistic-basis-and-pronounced-antiherpesviral-activity
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Friedrich Hahn, Tony Fröhlich, Theresa Frank, Luca D Bertzbach, Stephan Kohrt, Benedikt B Kaufer, Thomas Stamminger, Svetlana B Tsogoeva, Manfred Marschall
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a major human pathogen and is associated with severe pathology, such as life-threatening courses of infection in immunocompromised individuals and neonates. Currently, antiviral therapy is still hampered by a considerable toxicity of the available drugs and induction of viral resistance. Recently, we and others reported the very potent antiviral activity of the broad antiinfective drug artesunate in vitro and in vivo. Here, we investigated further optimized analogs including monomeric, dimeric and trimeric derivatives belonging to this highly interesting chemical group of experimental drugs (sesquiterpenes/trioxanes) and compared these to the previously identified trimeric artesunate compound TF27...
February 16, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458119/the-function-of-hla-b-13-01-involved-in-the-pathomechanism-of-dapsone-induced-severe-cutaneous-adverse-reactions
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Wei-Ti Chen, Chuang-Wei Wang, Chun-Wei Lu, Chun-Bing Chen, Hua-En Lee, Shuen-Iu Hung, Siew-Eng Choon, Chih-Hsun Yang, Ming-Tsan Liu, Ting Jui Chen, Wen-Lang Fan, Shih-Chi Su, Yang Yu-Wei Lin, Ya-Ching Chang, Wen-Hung Chung
Dapsone-induced hypersensitivity reactions may cause severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCAR), such as drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS). It has been reported that HLA-B*13:01 is strongly associated with dapsone-induced hypersensitivity reactions among leprosy patients. However, the phenotype specificity and detailed immune mechanism of HLA-B*13:01 remains unclear. We investigated the genetic predisposition, HLA-B*13:01 function, and cytotoxic T cells (CTLs) involved in pathogenesis of dapsone-SCAR...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458085/the-effect-of-surface-charge-and-ph-on-the-physiological-behaviour-of-cobalt-copper-manganese-antimony-zinc-and-titanium-oxide-nanoparticles-in-vitro
#8
Tiina Titma
The precise knowledge on various interactions of metal nanoparticles (NP) in a living organism is scarce. It is expected that metals can bind to nucleic acids, peptides and proteins (e.g. enzymes), and modify the functioning of vital cellular compartments after entering the organism. The predictive factors for quantitative nanostructure-activity relationship (QNAR) analysis could enhance efficient and harmless usage of nanoparticles (NPs) in the industry as well in the medicine. The studies value the composition of the NP corona determined by time, temperature and source of protein which has been found to implicate the physiological behaviour of NPs...
February 16, 2018: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458045/aldose-reductase-inhibitor-fidarestat-prevents-doxorubicin-induced-endothelial-cell-death-and-dysfunction
#9
Himangshu Sonowal, Pabitra Pal, Kirtikar Shukla, Ashish Saxena, Satish K Srivastava, Kota V Ramana
Despite doxorubicin (Dox) being one of the most widely used chemotherapy agents for breast, blood and lung cancers, its use in colon cancer is limited due to increased drug resistance and severe cardiotoxic side effects that increase mortality associated with its use at high doses. Therefore, better adjuvant therapies are warranted to improve the chemotherapeutic efficacy and to decrease cardiotoxicity. We have recently shown that aldose reductase inhibitor, fidarestat, increases the Dox-induced colon cancer cell death and reduces cardiomyopathy...
February 16, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457979/the-samholides-swinholide-related-metabolites-from-a-marine-cyanobacterium-cf-phormidium-sp
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Yiwen Tao, Pinglin Li, Daojing Zhang, Evgenia Glukhov, Lena Gerwick, Chen Zhang, Thomas F Murray, William H Gerwick
Cancer cell cytotoxicity was used to guide the isolation of nine new swinholide-related compounds, named samholides A-I (1-9), from an American Samoan marine cyanobacterium cf. Phormidium sp. Their structures were determined by extensive analysis of 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic data. The new compounds share an unusual 20-demethyl 44-membered lactone ring comprised of two monomers, and they demonstrate structural diversity arising from geometric isomerization of double bonds, sugar units with unique glyceryl moieties and varied methylation patterns...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457925/controlled-release-of-mitomycin-c-from-phemah-cu-ii-cryogel-membranes
#11
Monireh Bakhshpour, Handan Yavuz, Adil Denizli
Molecular imprinting technique was used for the preparation of antibiotic and anti-neoplastic chemotherapy drug (mitomycin C) imprinted cryogel membranes (MMC-ICM). The membranes were synthezied by using metal ion coordination interactions with N-methacryloyl-(l)-histidine methyl ester (MAH) functional monomer and template molecules (i.e. MMC). The 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) monomer and methylene bisacrylamide (MBAAm) crosslinker were used for the preparation of mitomycin C imprinted cryogel membranes by radical suspension polymerization technique...
February 19, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457905/computational-investigation-on-the-influence-of-halogen-atoms-on-the-photophysical-properties-of-tetraphenylporphyrin-and-its-zinc-ii-complexes
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Bruna Clara De Simone, Gloria Mazzone, Nino Russo, Emilia Sicilia, Marirosa Toscano
How the tetraphenylporphyrin (TPP) and its zinc (II) complex (ZnTPP) photophysical properties (adsorption energies, singlet-triplet energy gap and spin orbit coupling contributions) can change due to the presence of an increasing number of heavy atoms in their molecular structures has been investigated by means of density functional theory and its time dependent formulation. Results show as the increase of the atomic mass of the substituted halogen strongly enhances the spin-orbit coupling values allowing a more efficient singlet-triplet intersystem crossing...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457747/lebbeckoside-c-a-new-triterpenoid-saponin-from-the-stem-barks-of-albizia-lebbeck-inhibits-the-growth-of-human-glioblastoma-cells
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Olivier Placide Noté, Joséphine Ngo Mbing, Marie-Claude Kilhoffer, Dieudonné Emmanuel Pegnyemb, Annelise Lobstein
One new acacic acid-type saponin, named lebbeckoside C (1), was isolated from the stem barks of Albizia lebbeck. Its structure was established on the basis of extensive analysis of 1D and 2D NMR (1 H,13 C NMR, DEPT, COSY, TOCSY, ROESY, HSQC and HMBC) experiments, HRESIMS studies, and by chemical evidence as 3-O-[β-d-xylopyranosyl-(l→2)-β-d-fucopyranosyl-(1→6)-[β-d-glucopyranosyl(1→2)]-β-d-glucopyranosyl]-21-O-{(2E,6S)-6-O-{4-O-[(2E,6S)-2,6-dimethyl-6-O-(β-d-quinovopyranosyl)octa-2,7-dienoyl]-4-O-[(2E,6S)-2,6-dimethyl-6-O-(β-d-quinovopyranosyl)octa-2,7-dienoyl]-β-d-quinovopyranosyl}-2,6-dimethylocta-2,7-dienoyl}acacic acid 28 O-[β-d-quinovopyranosyl-(l→3)-[α-l-arabinofuranosyl-(l→4)]-α-l-rhamnopyranosyl-(l→2)-β-d-glucopyranosyl] ester...
February 19, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457741/lucidumol-d-a-new-lanostane-type-triterpene-from-fruiting-bodies-of-reishi-ganoderma-lingzhi
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Dedi Satria, Yhiya Amen, Yasuharu Niwa, Ahmed Ashour, Ahmed E Allam, Kuniyoshi Shimizu
A new lanostane-type triterpenoid, lucidumol D (1) was isolated from the fruiting bodies of Ganoderma lingzhi. Its structure was elucidated on the basis of extensive 1D- and 2D-NMR studies as well as mass spectrometry. The cytotoxicity of lucidumol D against proliferation of several cancer cells were assayed by using MTT method and the obtained result suggested selective anti-proliferative and cytotoxic effects against MCF-7, HepG2, HeLa, Caco-2, and HCT-116. In comparison to lucidumol C (2) isolated previously by our group, the structure-activity relationship indicated that carbonyl function at C-11 is necessary to enhance the cytotoxicity...
February 19, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457735/bio-guided-isolation-of-centaurea-bruguierana-subsp-belangerana-cytotoxic-components
#15
Golnoush Mirzahosseini, Azadeh Manayi, Mahnaz Khanavi, Maliheh Safavi, Ali Salari, Alireza Madjid Ansari, Hassan San'ati, Mahdi Vazirian
Centaurea bruguierana subsp. belangerana was extracted by 80% ethanol. The total extract was then partitioned into four fractions including chloroform, ethyl acetate and methanol. Cytotoxic effect of fractions was examined by MTT assay in K562 (chronic myelogenous leukemia), AGS (gastric adenocarcinoma), MCF-7 (breast adenocarcinoma) and SW742 (colon adenocarcinoma) cell lines. The Chloroform fraction, with the lowest LC50 against K-562 cell lines, was partitioned into 14 subfractions and subjected to further purification by reversed-phase (C18) silica gel and sephadex LH-20 column chromatography...
February 19, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457657/semaphorin4a-and-h-ferritin-utilize-tim-1-on-human-oligodendrocytes-a-novel-neuro-immune-axis
#16
Brian Chiou, Elisabeth Lucassen, Michael Sather, Asha Kallianpur, James Connor
Deficiency of trophic factors relating to the survival of oligodendrocytes, combined with direct interactions with the immune system, are favored paradigms that are increasingly implicated in demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system. We and others have previously shown that Sema4A and H-ferritin interact through the T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain (Tim-2) receptor in mice. H-ferritin has been identified as the iron delivery protein for oligodendrocytes, whereas Sema4A causes a direct cytotoxic effect...
February 19, 2018: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457629/antibody-glycoengineering-strategies-in-mammalian-cells
#17
Qiong Wang, Cheng-Yu Chung, Sandra Chough, Michael J Betenbaugh
As a key parameter impacting functional and structural heterogeneity, protein glycosylation is a critical quality attribute for antibody biotherapeutic manufacturing. The glycan patterns on recombinant antibodies, particularly on the conserved fragment crystallizable (Fc) region, can have significant effects on an antibody's functional activities including clearance rate, antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC), complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) and anti-inflammatory activity. In this review, we examined specific glycan attachments (fucosylation, sialylation, galactosylation, oligo-mannose and bisecting glycans) and their importance to antibody properties...
February 19, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457597/injectable-collagen-rgd-systems-for-bone-tissue-engineering-applications
#18
Fu-Chen Kung
Imbalance crosslink density and polymer concentration gradient is formed within the traditional alginate hydrogel using calcium chloride as a crosslinking agent in external gelation for instantaneously process. In this studying, type I collagen (Col I) blended calcium salt form of poly(γ-glutamic acid) (γCaPGA) was mixing with RGD-modified alginate with convenient gelation process and suitable for practical use. The hydrophilicity of the resulting hydrogels was evaluated through swelling tests, water retention capacity tests, and water vapor permeation tests...
2018: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457592/pegylated-graphene-oxide-fe3o4-nanocomposite-synthesis-characterization-and-evaluation-of-its-performance-as-de-novo-drug-delivery-nanosystem
#19
Abbas Jafarizad, Ali Taghizadehgh-Alehjougi, Morteza Eskandani, Maryam Hatamzadeh, Mojtaba Abbasian, Rahim Mohammad-Rezaei, Maryam Mohammadzadeh, Başak Toğar, Mehdi Jaymand
This paper describes the development of mitoxantrone-loaded PEGylated graphene oxide/magnetite nanoparticles (PEG-GO/Fe3O4-MTX), and investigation of its preliminary drug delivery performance. For this, the GO was synthesized through oxidizing graphite powder, and subsequently carboxylated using a substitution nucleophilic reaction. The carboxylated GO (GO-COOH) was then conjugated with amine end-caped PEG chains by Steglich esterification. Afterward, GO-PEG/Fe3O4 nanocomposite was synthesized through the anchoring of Fe3O4 nanoparticles onto the surface of GO-PEG during the sonication...
2018: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457519/polygonatone-h-a-new-homoisoflavanone-with-cytotoxicity-from-polygonatum-cyrtonema-hua
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Wenxiang Wang, Xilatu Dabu, Juan He, Huixiang Yang, Shengchao Yang, Junwen Chen, Wei Fan, Guanghui Zhang, Jinlong Cai, Honglian Ai, Meirong Hai
A new homoisoflavonoid, (3R)-5,7-dihydroxy-6-methyl-3-(2'-hydroxy-4'-methoxybenzyl)-chroman-4-one (1), namely polygonatone H, in addition to fourteen known homoisoflavones (2-15) were isolated from the rhizome of Polygonatum Cyrtonema Hua. The structures were identified with the aid of 1D/2D NMR spectroscopic technologies. Compounds 2, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, and 15 were isolated from P. Cyrtonema for the first time. Compound 1 showed cytotoxicities to human cancer cell lines with IC50 values to comparable those of cisplatin...
February 19, 2018: Natural Product Research
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