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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778081/molecular-aspect-of-silver-nanoparticles-regulated-embryonic-development-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-by-oct-4-expression
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Biplab Sarkar, Suresh K Verma, Javed Akhtar, Surya Prakash Netam, Sanjay Kr Gupta, Pritam Kumar Panda, Koel Mukherjee
With the enhancement of commercial manifestation of silver nanoparticles, concerned has risen on their accumulation in aquatic system and consequent effects on fish development and metabolism. In this study, experiments were conducted to assess the impacts of silver nanoparticles on early life cycles of fish considering Zebrafish (Danio rerio) as experimental model. Silver nanoparticles were synthesized through chemical reduction method and characterized through UV-visible spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering (DLS), and HR-TEM...
May 4, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778077/selection-of-plants-for-phytoremediation-of-barium-polluted-flooded-soils
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Paulo Roberto Cleyton de Castro Ribeiro, Douglas Gomes Viana, Fábio Ribeiro Pires, Fernando Barboza Egreja Filho, Robson Bonomo, Alberto Cargnelutti Filho, Luiz Fernando Martins, Leila Beatriz Silva Cruz, Mauro César Pinto Nascimento
The use of barite (BaSO4) in drilling fluids for oil and gas activities makes barium a potential contaminant in case of spills onto flooded soils, where low redox conditions may increase barium sulfate solubility. In order to select plants able to remove barium in such scenarios, the following species were evaluated on barium phytoextraction capacity: Brachiaria arrecta, Cyperus papyrus, Eleocharis acutangula, E. interstincta, Nephrolepsis cf. rivularis, Oryza sativa IRGA 424, O. sativa BRS Tropical, Paspalum conspersum, and Typha domingensis...
May 10, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778023/the-growth-and-lipid-accumulation-of-scenedesmus-quadricauda-during-batch-mixotrophic-heterotrophic-cultivation-using-xylose-as-a-carbon-source
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Mingming Song, Haiyan Pei
To overcome the bottlenecks of high cost and low production yields that restrict the commercial production of microalgae biodiesel, the use of xylose was evaluate by Scenedesmus quadricauda FACHB-1297, which was shown to be capable of mixotrophic and heterotrophic growth and lipid production on xylose, rich in the waste streams from pulp and paper industry, with increases in lipid productivities of 35.8-fold (mixotrophic) and 9.2-fold (heterotrophic) in comparison to photoautotrophic lipid yields. Five doses of xylose were tested to determine the effects and mechanisms of the carbon source on microalgae in mixotrophic mode...
May 10, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775650/formulants-of-glyphosate-based-herbicides-have-more-deleterious-impact-than-glyphosate-on-tm4-sertoli-cells
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Alison Vanlaeys, Florine Dubuisson, Gilles-Eric Seralini, Carine Travert
Roundup and Glyphogan are glyphosate-based herbicides containing the same concentration of glyphosate and confidential formulants. Formulants are declared as inert diluents but some are more toxic than glyphosate, such as the family of polyethoxylated alkylamines (POEA). We tested glyphosate alone, glyphosate-based herbicide formulations and POEA on the immature mouse Sertoli cell line (TM4), at concentrations ranging from environmental to agricultural-use levels. Our results show that formulations of glyphosate-based herbicides induce TM4 mitochondrial dysfunction (like glyphosate, but to a lesser extent), disruption of cell detoxification systems, lipid droplet accumulation and mortality at sub-agricultural doses...
May 15, 2018: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775538/discovery-of-potent-and-centrally-active-6-substituted-5-fluoro-1-3-dihydro-oxazine-%C3%AE-secretase-bace1-inhibitors-via-active-conformation-stabilization
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Kenji Nakahara, Kouki Fuchino, Kazuo Komano, Naoya Asada, Genta Tadano, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Takahiko Yamamoto, Yusuke Sako, Masayoshi Ogawa, Chie Unemura, Motoko Hosono, Hisanori Ito, Gaku Sakaguchi, Shigeru Ando, Shuichi Ohnishi, Yasuto Kido, Tamio Fukushima, Deborah Dhuyvetter, Herman Borghys, Harrie J M Gijsen, Yoshinori Yamano, Yasuyoshi Iso, Ken-Ichi Kusakabe
β-Secretase (BACE1) has an essential role in the production of amyloid β peptides that accumulate in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Thus, inhibition of BACE1 is considered to be a disease-modifying approach for the treatment of AD. Our hit-to-lead efforts led to a cellular potent 1,3-dihydro-oxazine 6, which however inhibited hERG and showed high P-gp efflux. The close analog of 5-fluoro-oxazine 8 reduced P-gp efflux; further introduction of electron withdrawing groups at the 6-position improved potency and also mitigated P-gp efflux and hERG inhibition...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774767/the-role-of-hepatic-antioxidant-capacity-and-hepatobiliary-transporter-in-liver-injury-induced-by-isopsoralen-in-zebrafish-larvae
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Y Zhang, Y Zhang, J Li, Y Chen, L Han, Q He, J Chu, K Liu
Isopsoralen is the main component of the Chinese medicine psoralen, which has antitumour activity and can be used for the treatment of osteoporosis. However, the mechanism behind its hepatotoxicity has not yet been elucidated. In this study, the hepatotoxicity of isopsoralen was investigated using zebrafish. Isopsoralen treatment groups of 25, 50 and 100 μM were established. The mortality, liver morphology changes, levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST), liver histopathology and mRNA levels of liver injury-related genes in zebrafish larvae were measured...
January 1, 2018: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773199/health-risk-assessment-of-arsenic-in-realgar-and-niuhuangjiedu-tablets-based-on-pharmacokinetic-study
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Xiao Wu, Shanhu Wu, Yuexin Liu, Rong Guan, Fangmei Liang, Min Song, Taijun Hang
NiuHuangJieDu Tablets (NHJDT), a popular realgar (As4 S4 ) containing patented traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is widely used in the treatment of acute tonsillitis, pharyngitis, periodontitis and mouth ulcer. However, arsenic is considered as one of the most toxic elements, leading to growing concerns about the quality and safety of realgar-containing TCMs recently. In this study, health risk assessment of arsenic in realgar and NHJDT was conducted through oral administration of both substances to rats with single and multiple doses, respectively...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773187/gd-accumulation-in-tissues-of-healthy-mice-upon-repeated-administrations-of-gadodiamide-and-gadoteridol
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Enza Di Gregorio, Rebecca Iani, Giuseppe Ferrauto, Raffaele Nuzzi, Silvio Aime, Eliana Gianolio
The aim of this work was to investigate, by five different administration protocols, the impact of the dosage, the time passed after the last injection and the frequency of injections, on accumulation and distribution of Gd-containing species in the body tissues of healthy mice upon repeated injections of Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents (GBCAs). Gadodiamide and Gadoteridol have been compared. The amount of Gd retained in several tissues/organs (cerebrum, cerebellum, spleen, liver, kidneys, eyes, skin, bone and muscle) has been assessed by ICP-MS upon administration of the GBCAs i) at three weeks or three months after the last administration, ii) when one, three or twelve doses of GBCA were administered and iii) when administrations were made every two weeks...
July 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772780/the-radon-gas-in-underground-buildings-in-clay-soils-the-plaza-balmis-shelter-as-a-paradigm
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Carlos Rizo Maestre, Víctor Echarri Iribarren
In healthy buildings, it is considered essential to quantify air quality. One of the most fashionable indicators is radon gas. To determine the presence of this element, which is harmful to health, in the environment, the composition of the soil is studied. The presence of radon gas within a building depends both on the terrain in which it is located and on the composition of the materials of which it is composed, and not as was previously believed, only by the composition of the soil (whether granitic or not)...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772687/metformin-induces-apoptosis-and-alters-cellular-responses-to-oxidative-stress-in-ht29-colon-cancer-cells-preliminary-findings
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Paola Sena, Stefano Mancini, Marta Benincasa, Francesco Mariani, Carla Palumbo, Luca Roncucci
Accumulating evidence suggests that metformin, used as an antidiabetic drug, possesses anti-cancer properties. Metformin reduced the incidence and growth of experimental tumors in vivo. In a randomized clinical trial among nondiabetic patients, metformin treatment significantly decreased the number of aberrant crypt foci compared to the untreated group with a follow-up of 1 month. In our study, HT29 cells were treated with graded concentrations of metformin, 10 mM/25 mM/50 mM for 24/48 h. We performed immunofluorescence experiments by means of confocal microscopy and western blot analysis to evaluate a panel of factors involved in apoptotic/autophagic processes and oxidative stress response...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771683/an-individualized-strategy-to-estimate-the-effect-of-deformable-registration-uncertainty-on-accumulated-dose-in-the-upper-abdomen
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Yibing Wang, Steven F Petit, Eliana Vasquez Osorio, Vikas Gupta, Alejandra Méndez Romero, Ben J M Heijmen
In the abdomen, it is challenging to assess the accuracy of deformable image registration (DIR) for individual patients, due to the lack of clear anatomical landmarks, which can hamper clinical applications that require high accuracy DIR, such as adaptive radiotherapy. In this study, we propose and evaluate a methodology for estimating the impact of uncertainties in DIR on calculated accumulated dose in the upper abdomen, in order to aid decision making in adaptive treatment approaches. 
 Sixteen liver metastasis patients treated with SBRT were evaluated...
May 17, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770131/real-time-tracking-of-ex-vivo-expanded-natural-killer-cells-toward-human-triple-negative-breast-cancers
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Tung Nguyen Thanh Uong, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Sung-Ja Ahn, Kyung Won Kim, Jung-Joon Min, Hoon Hyun, Mee Sun Yoon
Introduction: Ex vivo -expanded natural killer (NK) cells are a potential candidate for cancer immunotherapy based on high cytotoxicity against malignant tumor cells. However, a limited understanding of the migration of activated NK cells toward solid tumors is a critical dilemma in the development of effective and adoptive NK cell-based immunotherapy. Methods: Ex vivo -expanded NK cells from healthy donors were stained with near-infrared fluorophores at different concentrations...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769480/5-hydroxy-4-nitro-7-propionyloxy-genistein-inhibited-invasion-and-metastasis-via-inactivating-wnt-b-catenin-signal-pathway-in-human-endometrial-carcinoma-ji-endometrial-cells
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Jun Bai, Xin Luo
BACKGROUND Chemotherapy has been assuring more important roles in the treatment of carcinoma. Developing new types of drugs with less adverse effects and low drug resistance has become an important researching focus. The present study aimed to investigate the anticancer effects of 5-hydroxy-4'-nitro-7-propionyloxy-genistein (HNPG) and to elucidate its underlying molecular mechanism. MATERIAL AND METHODS The inhibitory effects of cell viability of HNPG were detected using 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2-H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, flat plate clone formation method, and Transwell assay...
May 17, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768060/seek-and-destroy-improving-pk-pd-profiles-of-anticancer-agents-with-nanoparticles
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Anne Rodallec, Raphaelle Fanciullino, Bruno Lacarelle, Joseph Ciccolini
The Pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) relationships with cytotoxics are usually based on a steepening concentration-effect relationship; the greater the drug amount, the greater the effect. The Maximum Tolerated Dose paradigm, finding the balance between efficacy while keeping toxicities at their manageable level, has been the rule of thumb over the last 50-years. Developing nanodrugs is an appealing strategy to help broaden this therapeutic window. The fact that efficacy and toxicity with cytotoxics are intricately linked is primarily due to the complete lack of specificity towards the tumor tissue during their distribution phase...
May 16, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765586/design-of-a-clinical-decision-support-system-for-fracture-prediction-using-imbalanced-dataset
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Yung-Fu Chen, Chih-Sheng Lin, Kuo-An Wang, La Ode Abdul Rahman, Dah-Jye Lee, Wei-Sheng Chung, Hsuan-Hung Lin
More than 1 billion people suffer from chronic respiratory diseases worldwide, accounting for more than 4 million deaths annually. Inhaled corticosteroid is a popular medication for treating chronic respiratory diseases. Its side effects include decreased bone mineral density and osteoporosis. The aims of this study are to investigate the association of inhaled corticosteroids and fracture and to design a clinical support system for fracture prediction. The data of patients aged 20 years and older, who had visited healthcare centers and been prescribed with inhaled corticosteroids within 2002-2010, were retrieved from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)...
2018: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764680/the-parasite-derived-rov-asp-1-is-an-effective-antigen-sparing-cd4-t-cell-dependent-adjuvant-for-the-trivalent-inactivated-influenza-vaccine-and-functions-in-the-absence-of-myd88-pathway
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Sonia Jain, Parakkal Jovvian George, Wanyan Deng, Joseph Koussa, Kaela Parkhouse, Scott E Hensley, Jiu Jiang, Jie Lu, Zhuyun Liu, Junfei Wei, Bin Zhan, Maria Elena Bottazzi, Hao Shen, Sara Lustigman
Vaccination remains the most cost-effective biomedical approach for controlling influenza disease. In times of pandemics, however, these vaccines cannot be produced in sufficient quantities for worldwide use by the current manufacturing capacities and practices. What is needed is the development of adjuvanted vaccines capable of inducing an adequate or better immune response at a decreased antigen dose. Previously we showed that the protein adjuvant rOv-ASP-1 augments influenza-specific antibody titers and survival after virus challenge in both young adult and old-age mice when administered with the trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV3)...
May 12, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764340/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anti-cancer-activity-of-silymarin-on-oral-cancer
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Dong-Hoon Won, Lee-Han Kim, Boonsil Jang, In-Hyoung Yang, Hye-Jeong Kwon, Bohwan Jin, Seung Hyun Oh, Ju-Hee Kang, Seong-Doo Hong, Ji-Ae Shin, Sung-Dae Cho
Silymarin, a standardized extract from milk thistle fruits has been found to exhibit anti-cancer effects against various cancers. Here, we explored the anti-cancer activity of silymarin and its molecular target in human oral cancer in vitro and in vivo. Silymarin dose-dependently inhibited the proliferation of HSC-4 oral cancer cells and promoted caspase-dependent apoptosis. A human apoptosis protein array kit showed that death receptor 5 may be involved in silymarin-induced apoptosis, which was also shown through western blotting, immunocytochemistry, and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction...
May 2018: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763568/near-infrared-activatable-phthalocyanine-poly-l-glutamic-acid-conjugate-enhanced-in-vivo-safety-and-antitumor-efficacy-towards-an-effective-photodynamic-cancer-therapy
#18
Hoay Yan Cheah, Elena Gallon, Fabienne Dumoulin, See Ziau Hoe, Nina Japundžić-Žigon, Sofija Glumac, Hong Boon Lee, Prem Anand, Lip Yong Chung, Maria Jesus Vicent, Lik Voon Kiew
We previously developed a new zinc (II) phthalocyanine (ZnPc) derivative (Pc 1) conjugated to poly-L-glutamic acid (PGA) (1-PG) to address the limitations of ZnPc as part of an antitumor photodynamic therapy approach, which include hydrophobicity, phototoxicity and non-selectivity in biodistribution and tumor targeting. During this study, we discovered that 1-PG possessed high near infrared (NIR) light absorptivity (λmax = 675 nm), good singlet oxygen generation efficiency in an aqueous environment, and enhanced photocytotoxic efficacy and cancer cell uptake in vitro...
May 15, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761169/prolonged-cenicriviroc-therapy-reduces-hepatic-fibrosis-despite-steatohepatitis-in-a-diet-induced-mouse-model-of-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Annie J Kruger, Bryan C Fuchs, Ricard Masia, Jacinta A Holmes, Shadi Salloum, Mozhdeh Sojoodi, Diego S Ferreira, Stephanie M Rutledge, Peter Caravan, Nadia Alatrakchi, Pam Vig, Eric Lefebvre, Raymond T Chung
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a progressive liver disease projected to become the leading cause of cirrhosis and liver transplantation in the next decade. Cenicriviroc (CVC), a dual chemokine receptor 2 and 5 antagonist, prevents macrophage trafficking and is under clinical investigation for the treatment of human NASH fibrosis. We assessed the efficacy and durability of short and prolonged CVC therapy in a diet-induced mouse model of NASH, the choline deficient, L-amino acid-defined, high-fat diet (CDAHFD) model...
May 2018: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760380/a-new-inhibitor-of-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-blocks-pentose-phosphate-pathway-and-suppresses-malignant-proliferation-and-metastasis-in-vivo
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Luigi Mele, Francesca Paino, Federica Papaccio, Tarik Regad, David Boocock, Paola Stiuso, Angela Lombardi, Davide Liccardo, Gabriella Aquino, Antonio Barbieri, Claudio Arra, Clare Coveney, Marcella La Noce, Gianpaolo Papaccio, Michele Caraglia, Virginia Tirino, Vincenzo Desiderio
Pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) is a major glucose metabolism pathway, which has a fundamental role in cancer growth and metastasis. Even though PPP blockade has been pointed out as a very promising strategy against cancer, effective anti-PPP agents are not still available in the clinical setting. Here we demonstrate that the natural molecule polydatin inhibits glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD), the key enzyme of PPP. Polydatin blocks G6PD causing accumulation of reactive oxygen species and strong increase of endoplasmic reticulum stress...
May 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
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