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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334602/high-dose-metformin-plus-temozolomide-shows-increased-anti-tumor-effects-in-glioblastoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-compared-with-monotherapy
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Jung Eun Lee, Ji Hee Lim, Yong Kil Hong, Seung Ho Yang
Purpose: The purpose of the study is to investigate the efficacy of combined treatment with temozolomide (TMZ) and metformin for glioblastoma (GBM) in vitro and in vivo. Materials and Methods: We investigated the efficacy of combined treatment with TMZ and metformin using cell viability and apoptosis assays. A GBM orthotopic mice model was established by inoculation of 5x105 U87 cells and treated with metformin, TMZ, and the combination for 4 weeks. Western blotting and immunofluorescence of tumor specimens were analyzed to investigate AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and AKT pathway...
January 10, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334315/interplay-between-p53-and-ink4c-in-spermatogenesis-and-fertility
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Hassan Zalzali, Wisam Rabeh, Omar Najjar, Rami Abi Ammar, Mohamad Harajly, Raya Saab
The tumor suppressor p53, and the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor Ink4c, have been both implicated in spermatogenesis control. Both p53-/- and Ink4c-/- single knockout male mice are fertile, despite testicular hypertrophy, Leydig cell differentiation defect, and increased sperm count in Ink4c-/- males. To investigate their collaborative roles, we studied p53-/- Ink4c-/- dual knockout animals, and found that male p53-/- Ink4c-/- mice have profoundly reduced fertility. Dual knockout male mice show a marked decrease in sperm count, abnormal sperm morphology and motility, prolongation of spermatozoa proliferation and delay of meiosis entry, and accumulation of DNA damage...
January 15, 2018: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334295/neuritin-provides-neuroprotection-against-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rats
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Qi Liu, Hang Zhang, Jian Xu, Dong Zhao
Objectives Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Neuritin is a neurotrophic factor that regulates neural growth and development. However, the role of neuritin in alleviating TBI has not been investigated. Methods In this study, Sprague Dawley rats (n = 144) weighing 300 ± 50 g were categorized into control, sham, TBI, and TBI + neuritin groups. The neurological scores and the ultrastructure of cortical neurons, apoptotic cells, and caspase-3 were measured by using Garcia scoring system, transmission electron microscopy, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick-end labeling, Western blot analysis, and real-time RT-PCR at various time points post-TBI...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334254/antioxidant-and-anti-proliferative-properties-of-extracts-from-heterotrophic-cultures-of-galdieria-sulphuraria
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Claudia Bottone, Rosa Camerlingo, Roberta Miceli, Giovanna Salbitani, Giuseppe Sessa, Giuseppe Pirozzi, Simona Carfagna
This study explores the possibility to use the extremophilic microalga Galdieria sulphuraria (strain 064) as a source of natural biomolecules with beneficial and protective effects on human health. Galdieria was cultivated in heterotrophy conditions and cells extracts for their antioxidant and anti-proliferative properties were tested. Galdieria extracts showed high antioxidant power tested through ABTS assay and revealed high glutathione and phycocyanin contents. Based on Annexin-V FITC/propidium iodide and MTT analysis, algae extracts inhibited the proliferation of human adenocarcinoma A549 cells (51...
January 15, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334243/facile-synthesis-of-simple-2-oxindole-based-compounds-with-promising-antiproliferative-activity
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Riham F George
AIM: Discovery of novel potent anticancer agents with lower side effects is a challenge to overcome cancer, the second leading cause of death. METHODOLOGY: 2-oxindole-based hydrazides (6a-g) and benzenesulfonyl hydrazides (9a-d) were synthesized by simple condensation reactions of the appropriate hydrazides (2a-g) or (8a-d) with 1-ethyl-2,3-oxindolinedione (4). They were screened for their cytotoxicity against HepG2 (liver), MCF-7 (breast), HCT116 (colon) and A549 (lung) cancer cell lines...
January 15, 2018: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333543/in-vitro-evaluation-of-the-enantiomeric-r-and-s-1-1-binaphthyl-2-2-diaminodichlorido-pt-ii-complexes-in-human-burkitt-lymphoma-cells-emphasis-on-cellular-accumulation-cytotoxicity-dna-binding-and-ability-to-induce-apoptosis
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Belinda H Sørensen, Patrick Werth, Ian H Lambert, Patrick J Bednarski
The aim of this project is to gain insights into the uptake and cellular actions of the enantiomeric R- and S-1,1'-binaphthyl-2,2'-diaminodichlorido-Pt(ii) complexes (R- and S-[Pt(DABN)Cl2]) in the cisplatin-sensitive human Burkitt lymphoma cell line (Gumbus, IC50: 1.3 ± 0.2 μM) and its cisplatin-resistant sub-line (CDDPrGB, IC50: 6.6 ± 1.2 μM). The cellular uptakes of R- and S-[Pt(DABN)Cl2] are ca. 4-fold higher than cisplatin, and involve a transport mechanism independent of the volume-sensitive, organic anion-channel complex, which facilitates cisplatin accumulation...
January 15, 2018: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333095/cinnamomum-cassia-extracts-suppress-human-lung-cancer-cells-invasion-by-reducing-u-pa-mmp-expression-through-the-fak-to-erk-pathways
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Hsing-Chen Wu, Chi-Ting Horng, You-Li Lee, Pei-Ni Chen, Chin-Yin Lin, Chen-Yu Liao, Yih-Shou Hsieh, Shu-Chen Chu
Cinnamomum cassia exhibits antioxidative, apoptotic, and cytostatic properties. These activities have been attributed to the modulation of several biological processes and are beneficial for possible pharmaceutical applications. However, the potential of C. cassia in retarding lung adenocarcinoma cells metastasis remains ambiguous. We determined whether C. cassia extract (CCE) reduces metastasis of human lung adenocarcinoma cells. The results showed that CCE treatment (up to 60 μg/mL) for 24 h exhibited no cytotoxicity on the A549 and H1299 cell lines but inhibited the motility, invasiveness, and migration of these cells by repressing matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and urokinase-type plasminogen activator (u-PA)...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332565/beyond-the-lock-and-key-paradigm-targeting-lipid-rafts-to-induce-the-selective-apoptosis-of-cancer-cells
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Anna Carolina Schneider Alves, Reinaldo Antonio Dias, Luciano Porto Kagami, Gustavo Machado das Neves, Fernando Cidade Torres, Vera Lucia Eifler-Lima, Ivone Carvalho, Carolina de Miranda Silva, Daniel Fabio Kawano
For more than 40 years, the fluid mosaic model of cellular membranes have supported our vision of an inert lipid bilayer containing membrane protein receptors that are randomly hit by extracellular molecules to trigger intracellular signaling events. However, the notion that compartmentalized cholesterol- and sphingomyelin-rich membrane microdomains (known as lipid rafts) spatially arrange receptors and effectors to promote kinetically favorable interactions necessary for the signal transduction sounds much more realistic...
January 10, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332355/antitumor-activity-of-4-o-methylhonokiol-in-human-oral-cancer-cells-is-mediated-via-ros-generation-disruption-of-mitochondrial-potential-cell-cycle-arrest-and-modulation-of-bcl-2-bax-proteins
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Sha Xiao, Fan Chen, Chengzhi Gao
PURPOSE: The plant-derived natural product 4-O-methylhonokiol (MH) has been reported to possess tremendous pharmacological potential ranging from neuroprotection to anticancer activity. However, the anticancer activity of MH in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells has not been evaluated. In the present study, MH was evaluated for its anticancer activity against OSSC PE/CA-PJ41 cells and the possible underlying mechanism was determined. METHODS: Cell cytotoxicity was evaluated by colorimetrybased MTT assay while the effects on cell cycle phase distribution were assessed by flow cytometry...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332354/inhibition-of-telomerase-potentiates-enzalutamide-efficiency-of-androgen-sensitive-human-prostate-cancer-cells
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Karaca Kaan Gecgel, Mustafa Muduroglu, Suat Erdogan
PURPOSE: Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is one of the main strategies to treat prostate cancer (PCa) at various stages of its development. Androgen receptor (AR) antagonists such as enzalutamide are mainstay treatments for castration-sensitive prostate cancer. Though, a majority of patients initially respond to ADT, most will eventually progress to castrate-resistant, due to the development of different mutations on the AR. PCa cells express high telomerase activity, and there is a correlation between the total activity of telomerase and the Gleason score...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332353/aesculetin-6-7-dihydroxycoumarin-exhibits-potent-and-selective-antitumor-activity-in-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells-thp-1-via-induction-of-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptosis-and-cancer-cell-migration-inhibition
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Jian Gong, Wei-Guo Zhang, Xiao-Fen Feng, Mei-Juan Shao, Chao Xing
PURPOSE: The main target of the present research was to examine the antitumor properties of aesculetin in human acute myeloid leukemia cancer cells (THP-1) and peripheral blood mono-nucleated cells (PBMCs) (used as normal cell line model) along with the determination of its effects on induction of apoptosis, inhibition of cancer cell migration and changes in Bcl-2/Bax protein expressions. METHODS: MTT colorimetric bioassay was performed to study the impact of this natural compound on cytotoxicity of both cell types...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331857/baicalin-alleviates-il-1%C3%AE-induced-inflammatory-injury-via-down-regulating-mir-126-in-chondrocytes
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Xirui Yang, Qi Zhang, Zhaomeng Gao, Chunyan Yu, Lei Zhang
Baicalin is a flavonoid extracted from Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, with anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic activities. The objective of this study was to explore the effect and mechanism of baicalin on chondrocyte inflammatory response in OA. Different concentrations of IL-1β (0, 0.1, 2, 5 and 10 ng/mL) were used to simulate inflammatory injury in CHON-001 cells. The expression of miR-126 was altered by transfection with miR-126 mimic. Thereafter, cells were treated with baicalin, and cell viability, apoptosis, the expressions of apoptosis-related protein and pro-inflammatory factors were respectively detected using CCK-8 assay, flow cytometry, qRT-PCR and western blot analysis...
January 11, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331803/caspases-are-key-regulators-of-inflammatory-and-innate-immune-responses-mediated-by-tlr3-in-vivo
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Abeer Shaalan, Guy Carpenter, Gordon Proctor
Understanding the key regulators which impact the innate immune response during initial phases of tissue injury, can advance the use of therapeutic approaches which aim at attenuating inflammation and organ damage. Recognition of microbial components by TLRs, initiates the transcription of innate immune signal pathways, that induce the expression of key inflammatory mediators: cytokines, chemokines and adhesion molecules. Beside regulating apoptotic cell death, recent studies have revealed distinct roles for caspases in the optimal production of inflammatory cytokines and host defense against injurious infections...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331758/caspase-3-mapk-pathways-as-main-regulators-of-the-apoptotic-effect-of-the-phyto-mediated-synthesized-silver-nanoparticle-from-dried-stem-of-eleutherococcus-senticosus-in-human-cancer-cells
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Chun Gon Kim, Verónica Castro-Aceituno, Ragavendran Abbai, Hyun A Lee, Shakina Yesmin Simu, Yaxi Han, Joon Hurh, Yeon-Ju Kim, Deok Chun Yang
Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) was used for the synthesis of an ecofriendly silver nanoparticle (Sg-AgNP), which has exhibited antibacterial, antioxidant effect and lower cytotoxicity to normal cells in comparison to human cancer cells. Although, the potential anticancer activity of Sg-AgNP has not been determined. In this study, two cancer cell lines were used to evaluate the cytotoxicity and apoptotic effect of Sg-AgNP along with the determination of the role of the Caspase-3 / p38 MAPK pathways...
January 9, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331752/synthesis-of-gold-i-phosphine-complexes-containing-the-2-brc6f4pph2-ligand-evaluation-of-anticancer-activity-in-2d-and-3d-spheroidal-models-of-hela-cancer-cells
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T Srinivasa Reddy, Steven H Privér, Nedaossadat Mirzadeh, Suresh K Bhargava
Newly synthesised mononuclear gold complexes containing the 2-BrC6F4PPh2 ligand have been fully characterised and their anticancer activity towards five human tumor [prostate (PC3), glioblastoma (U87MG), cervical (HeLa), fibrosarcoma (HT1080), ovarian (SKOV-3)] and normal human embryonic kidney (Hek-293T) cell lines investigated. Some of the synthesised gold complexes displayed higher cytotoxicity than cisplatin towards PC-3, HeLa and U87MG cells and inhibited the thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) enzyme, which is considered a potential target for new compounds in cancer treatment...
December 24, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331677/identification-of-potential-mr-derived-biomarkers-for-tumor-tissue-response-to-177lu-octreotate-therapy-in-an-animal-model-of-small-intestine-neuroendocrine-tumor
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Mikael Montelius, Johan Spetz, Oscar Jalnefjord, Evelin Berger, Ola Nilsson, Maria Ljungberg, Eva Forssell-Aronsson
Magnetic resonance (MR) methods enable noninvasive, regional tumor therapy response assessment, but associations between MR parameters, underlying biology, and therapeutic effects must be investigated. The aim of this study was to investigate response assessment efficacy and biological associations of MR parameters in a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) model subjected to radionuclide treatment. Twenty-one mice with NETs received 177Lu-octreotate at day 0. MR experiments (day -1, 1, 3, 8, and 13) included T2-weighted, dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and relaxation measurements (T1/T2*)...
January 10, 2018: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331658/sulforaphene-enhances-the-efficacy-of-photodynamic-therapy-in-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer-through-ras-raf-mek-erk-pathway-suppression
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Saswata Chatterjee, Yunhee Rhee, Phil-Sang Chung, Rui-Feng Ge, Jin-Chul Ahn
Sulforaphene (SFE), a natural isothiocyanate from cruciferous vegetables has shown a potential anticancer effect against cervical and lung cancer. Palliative treatments like photodynamic therapy (PDT) are being implemented for a long time however, the results are still not promising in case of aggressive cancers like anaplastic thyroid cancer. The objective of this work is to establish an alternative method with the combination of photofrin-PDT and sulforaphene, a natural isothiocyanate from cruciferous vegetables, against human anaplastic thyroid cancer to enhance the efficacy of PDT...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331652/salinomycin-induces-primary-chicken-cardiomyocytes-death-via-mitochondria-mediated-apoptosis
#18
Xiuge Gao, Yani Zheng, Xiangchun Ruan, Hui Ji, Lin Peng, Dawei Guo, Shanxiang Jiang
Salinomycin, as a polyether ionophore antibiotic, is extensively used as a feed additive against coccidiosis in poultry and as a growth promoter of ruminants worldwide. Owing to its narrow therapeutic index, numerous intoxication have been reported in target/non-target animals by overdosage, misuse or drug interactions as well as human who consumed salinomycin accidently. Salinomycin-induced cardiotoxicity in chicken and non-target animals is considered as a major contributor to animal death. In the current study, we aim to elucidate the underlying mechanism of its myocardial toxicity using primary chicken myocardial cell as an in vitro model...
January 10, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331484/novel-biomolecular-information-in-rotenone-induced-cellular-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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D Lin, Y Liang, D Zheng, Y Chen, X Jing, M Lei, Z Zeng, T Zhou, X Wu, S Peng, K Huang, L Yang, S Xiao, J Liu, E Tao
In order to uncover the remarkable pathogenic genes or molecular pathological process in Parkinson's disease (PD), we employed a microarray analysis upon the cellular PD model induced by rotenone. Compared to the control group, 2174 genes were screened out to be expressed differently in the rotenone-induced group by certain criterion. GO analysis and the pathways analysis showed the significant enrichment of genes that were associated with the biological process of cell cycle, apoptotic process, organelle fusion, mitochondrial lesion, endoplasmic reticulum stress and so on...
January 10, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331460/inhibition-of-shigella-sonnei-induced-epithelial-barrier-disruption-by-surface-layer-associated-proteins-of-lactobacilli-from-chinese-fermented-food
#20
Yingchun Zhang, Xiaolu Shi, Siqi Hao, Qianhui Lu, Lanwei Zhang, Xue Han, Weihong Lu
Surface-layer associated proteins (SLAP) of Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. paracasei M5-L and Lactobacillus casei Q8-L were examined to identify the functional basis for their protection within intestinal epithelial cells. The results showed that SLAP of M5-L and Q8-L remained active in a trypsin solution and retained a 45-kDa protein band, similar to that observed in controls. In contrast, under conditions of simulated gastric juice, the SLAP were partially degraded. Inhibitory effects of SLAP on adherence of Shigella sonnei to HT-29 cells were assessed with use of exclusion, competition, and replacement assays...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
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