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Sen Lin, Tong Li, Peiling Xie, Qing Li, Bailiang Wang, Lei Wang, Lingli Li, Yuqin Wang, Hao Chen, Kaihui Nan
Targeted delivery of cytotoxic drugs to tumour tissue has great importance for successful chemotherapy. Legumain is an asparaginyl endopeptidase that is highly up-regulated in a number of solid tumours. The aim of this work was to prepare a novel hyaluronic acid (HA) based legumain sensitive nanogel for the delivery of doxorubicin with a high targeting efficiency both in vitro and in vivo. The legumain sensitive property is achieved by the conjugation of doxorubicin with HA via a legumain substrate peptide bridge...
October 24, 2016: Nanoscale
Lydia Edjekouane, Samira Benhadjeba, Maïka Jangal, Hubert Fleury, Nicolas Gévry, Euridice Carmona, André Tremblay
Chromosomal and genome abnormalities at the 3p21.3 locus are frequent events linked to epithelial cancers, including ovarian and breast cancers. Genes encoded in the 3p21.3 cluster include HYAL1, HYAL2 and HYAL3 members of hyaluronidases involved in the breakdown of hyaluronan, an abundant component of the vertebrate extracellular matrix. However, the transcriptional regulation of HYAL genes is poorly defined. Here, we identified the estrogen receptor ERα as a negative regulator of HYAL1 expression in breast cancer cells...
October 13, 2016: Oncotarget
Emeline Puissant, Marielle Boonen
Osteoclasts are giant bone-resorbing cells originating from monocytes/macrophages. During their differentiation, they overexpress two lysosomal enzymes, cathepsin K and TRAP, which are secreted into the resorption lacuna, an acidified sealed area in contact with bone matrix where bone degradation takes place. Here we report that the acid hydrolase HYAL1, a hyaluronidase able to degrade the glycosaminoglycans hyaluronic acid (HA) and chondroitin sulfate, is also upregulated upon osteoclastogenesis. The mRNA expression and protein level of HYAL1 are markedly increased in osteoclasts differentiated from RAW264...
2016: PloS One
Nayana Venugopal Yadav, Sadashivaiah, Breetha Ramaiyan, Pooja Acharya, Lokesh Belur, Ramaprasad Ravichandra Talahalli
Though present in small amounts, the minor constituents of dietary oils may supplement the dietary therapies for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Hence, in the present study, we assessed the effect of minor constituents from sesame oil (SO) and rice bran oil (RBO) and their fatty acids on the severity of adjuvant-induced arthritis in experimental rats. Rats were gavaged with 1 mL of SO or RBO or groundnut oil (GNO, control) with or without its minor components for a period 15 days before and 15 days after the induction of arthritis...
October 17, 2016: Lipids
Mingzhen Zhang, Changlong Xu, Liuqing Wen, Moon Kwon Han, Bo Xiao, Jun Zhou, Yuchen Zhang, Zhan Zhang, Emilie Viennois, Didier Merlin
The ability of nanoparticles to target tumors and to enable site-specific drug release provides a unique system for the delivery of effective therapy with reduced toxic side effects. In this study, we used mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSN) to fabricate a targeted drug delivery system that is responsive to hyaluronidase (HAase). Following engraftment of desthiobiotin onto the surface of MSN, a streptavidin complex was generated which was functionalized with biotin-modified hyaluronic acid (HA) to enable controlled drug release at cancer cells expressing HAase...
October 14, 2016: Cancer Research
Waleed F A Marei, D Claire Wathes, Kabir A Raheem, Omnia Mohey-Elsaeed, Fataneh Ghafari, Ali A Fouladi-Nashta
An increasing number of reports suggests a role of hyaluronan (HA) in female reproduction and interest in its application in assisted reproduction is rising. However, there are contrasting data about the effectiveness of adding HA to the embryo-transfer medium on improving pregnancy rates. Using sheep as an experimental model, the studies reported here analysed the impact of HA infusion into the uterus on embryo attachment to uterine luminal epithelium (LE) and expression of selected markers of uterine receptivity...
October 11, 2016: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
Antonietta Stellavato, Luisana Corsuto, Antonella D'Agostino, Annalisa La Gatta, Paola Diana, Patrizia Bernini, Mario De Rosa, Chiara Schiraldi
Hyaluronic Acid (HA)-based dermal formulations have rapidly gained a large consensus in aesthetic medicine and dermatology. HA, highly expressed in the Extracellular Matrix (ECM), acts as an activator of biological cascades, stimulating cell migration and proliferation, and operating as a regulator of the skin immune surveillance, through specific interactions with its receptors. HA may be used in topical formulations, as dermal inducer, for wound healing. Moreover, intradermal HA formulations (injectable HA) provide an attractive tool to counteract skin aging (e...
2016: PloS One
Yunwi Heo, Young Chul Kwon, Kyoungsoon Shin, Won Duk Yoon, Chang Hoon Han, Seungshic Yum, Euikyung Kim
We have shown that Nemopilema nomurai jellyfish venom (NnV) contains various kinds of proteolytic enzyme activities, including phospholipase (PLA), metalloproteinase (MP) and hyaluronidase activities. In this study, we reported the full-length cDNA and gene sequences of two PLA2 isoforms: acidic PLA2 PA4 and PLA2 PA3A/PA3B/PA5. The full-length cDNA of acidic PLA2 PA4 contains 483 nucleotides (nt), which encode 160 amino acids (and the stop codon), including a signal peptide, six cysteine residues that form disulfide bonds, and metal-binding and catalytic active sites...
October 6, 2016: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
Yiyan He, Jie Zhou, Shengnan Ma, Yu Nie, Dong Yue, Qian Jiang, Aisha Roshan Mohamed Wali, James Zhenggui Tang, Zhongwei Gu
Systemic gene delivery is a complicated and multistep process that confronts numerous biological barriers. It remains a formidable challenge to exploit a single gene carrier with multiple features to combat all obstacles collectively. Herein, a multi-responsive "turn-on" polyelectrolyte complex (DNA/OEI-SSx /HA-SS-COOH, DSS) delivery system is demonstrated with a sequential self-assembly of disulfide-conjugated oligoethylenimine (OEI-SSx ) and disulfide bond-modified hyaluronic acid envelope (HA-SS-COOH) that can combat multiple biological barriers collectively when administered intravenously...
September 26, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
A Dance, J Kastelic, J Thundathil
Beef and dairy bull calves fed a low-nutrition diet during early life had decreased concentrations of circulating insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), delayed increases in testosterone, smaller testes and delayed puberty compared with those fed high-nutrition diets. Although IGF-1 has important roles in Sertoli cell function in rats and mice, this has not been well documented in bulls. The objectives of this study were to: (1) isolate Sertoli cells from bull calves at 8 weeks of age, (2) culture them in vitro and (3) determine the effects of IGF-I, FSH and a combination of both hormones on cell proliferation...
October 5, 2016: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
Eiji Inoue, Yasuharu Shimizu, Ryo Masui, Tomoe Tsubonoya, Tomomi Hayakawa, Keiichi Sudoh
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to clarify the effects of agarwood on histamine release from mast cells in rats and on the scratching behaviors in mice. METHODS: Histamine release from rat mast cells induced by compound 48/80 or concanavalin A (Con A) and compound 48/80-induced scratching behavior in mice were examined to investigate the effects of agarwood. The hyaluronidase activity and the 3',5'-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) levels in mast cells were examined to investigate the mechanisms for the inhibition of histamine release...
September 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
Fei Wang, Zi-Yue Xiong, Ping Li, Hua Yang, Wen Gao, Hui-Jun Li
Chromatographic fingerprint has been extensively used as a comprehensive approach for quality evaluation of herbal medicines (HMs). However, similar chemical profiles do not always mean similar efficacies. The present work, taking Sophora flower-bud and Sophora flower as a typical case, attempts to develop a rational strategy based on fingerprint-activity relationship modeling to realize quality evaluation from chemical consistency to effective consistency. A total of 57 batches of Sophora samples were collected and their antioxidant and hyaluronidase inhibitory activities were measured...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Felipe Roberto Borba Ferreira, Pollyanna Michelle da Silva, Tatiana Soares, Larissa Gonçalves Machado, Larissa Cardoso Corrêa de Araújo, Teresinha Gonçalves da Silva, Gabriela Souto Vieira de Mello, Maira Galdino da Rocha Pitta, Moacyr Jesus Barreto de Melo Rego, Emmanuel Viana Pontual, Russolina Benedeta Zingali, Thiago Henrique Napoleão, Patrícia Maria Guedes Paiva
This study characterized the protein/peptide profile of venom isolated from the spider Lasiodora sp. (Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae) found in northeastern Brazil and determined its antimicrobial activity, toxicity against human cells, and hemolytic activity. Protein concentration of the Lasiodora sp. venom was 4.53 ± 0.38 mg/mL. SDS-PAGE showed proteins with molecular masses up to 75 kDa, some of which contained disulfide bridges. RP-HPLC analysis separate at least 12 peaks that were identified by mass spectrometry as peptides U1-theraphotoxin-Lp1a (lasiotoxin-1), U1-theraphotoxin-Lp1c (lasiotoxin-3), U3-theraphotoxin-Lsp1a (LTx5), and ω-theraphotoxin-Asp3a as well as the proteins phospholipase A2 (PLA2) and hyaluronidase...
September 29, 2016: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
Martine van Zijll Langhout, Charles G B Caraguel, Jacobus P Raath, Wayne S J Boardman
Nineteen white rhinoceroses ( Ceratotherium simum ) were anesthetized with 4 mg of etorphine hydrochloride; 35-40 mg of midazolam; and 7,500 international units of hyaluronidase for dehorning purposes at a game ranch in South Africa, to investigate this anesthetic combination. Median time to recumbency was 548 sec (range 361-787 sec). Good muscle relaxation and no muscle rigidity or tremors were observed in 18 animals, and only 1 individual showed slight tremors. In addition, all animals received butorphanol i...
September 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Haiwei Ji, Kai Dong, Zhengqin Yan, Chao Ding, Zhaowei Chen, Jinsong Ren, Xiaogang Qu
A novel platform for targeted on-demand prodrug ascorbic acid (AA) delivery is fabricated using a bacterial hyaluronidase sensitive graphene-mesoporous silica nanosheet@hyaluronic acid-magnetic nanoparticles as the nanocarrier to treat bacterial infections. The released AA can be converted to detrimental •OH in situ on the surface of bacteria. With the chemo-photothermal synergistic effect, the designed antibacterial system can effectively inactivate bacteria and disperse stubborn biofilm.
September 30, 2016: Small
Angélique Vétillard, Wafa Bouzid
Animal venoms are complex mixtures containing simple organic molecules, proteins, peptides, and other bioactive elements with extraordinary biological properties associated with their ability to act on a number of molecular receptors in the process of incapacitating their target organisms. In such a context, arthropod venoms are invaluable sources of bioactive substances, with therapeutic interest but the limited availability of some venom such as those from ants, has restricted the potential that these biomolecules could represent...
2016: Biologie Aujourd'hui
Wenshuang Wang, Junhong Wang, Fuchuan Li
Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are important constituents of the extracellular matrix that make significant contributions to biological processes and have been implicated in a wide variety of diseases. GAG-degrading enzymes with different activities have been found in various animals and microorganisms, and they play an irreplaceable role in the structure and function studies of GAGs. As two kind of important GAG-degrading enzymes, hyaluronidase (HAase) and chondroitinase (CSase) have been widely studied and increasing evidence has shown that, in most cases, their substrate specificities overlap and thus the "HAase" or "CSase" terms may be improper or even misnomers...
September 28, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Shan Liu, Wei Wei, Bo Xie, Hua Yue, Dezhi Ni, Yali Bao, Guanghui Ma, Zhiguo G Su
In contrast to traditional strategies based on external driving forces, an internal path for intratumoral delivery is explored by degrading the tumor microenvironment component hyaluronan. Natural hyaluronidase PH20 and constructed long-acting PH20-Fc have been used to achieve this objective. It has been then evaluated how these agents facilitate the diffusion of the following typical therapeutic agents varying in nanoscales: doxorubicin (≈1.5 × 1.0 × 0.7 nm) chemotherapy, trastuzumab (10-15 nm) biotherapy, and gold nanorod (≈100 × 35 nm) thermotherapy...
September 27, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
Angela Ching Ling Teoh, Kyoung-Hwa Ryu, Eun Gyo Lee
The concern of the use of melittin in honey bee venom due to its adverse reaction caused by allergens such as phospholipase A2 (PLA₂) and hyaluronidase (HYA) has been an obstacle towards its usage. We developed a novel single-step method for melittin purification and the removal of PLA₂ and HYA. This study explores the influence of pH, buffer compositions, salt concentration and types of cation-exchange chromatography resins on the recovery of melittin and the removal of both HYA and PLA₂. Melittin can be readily purified with a strong cation-exchange resin at pH 6...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Pedro S Babo, Rui L Reis, Manuela E Gomes
Hyaluronic acid is the main polysaccharide present in the connective tissue. Besides its structural function as backbone of the extracellular matrix, hyaluronic acid plays staple roles in several biological processes including the modulation of inflammation and wound healing processes. The application of hyaluronic acid in regenerative medicine, either as cells and/or drug/growth factors delivery vehicles, relies on its ability to be cross-linked using a plethora of reactions, producing stable hydrogels. In this work, we propose a novel method for the production of hyaluronic acid microparticles that presents several advantages over others that have been used...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
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