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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532126/poly-%C3%AE-glutamic-acid-coated-lipoplexes-loaded-with-doxorubicin-for-enhancing-the-antitumor-activity-against-liver-tumors
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Na Qi, Bo Tang, Guang Liu, Xingsi Liang
The study was to develop poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA)-coated Doxorubicin (Dox) lipoplexes that enhance the antitumor activity against liver tumors. γ-PGA-coated lipoplexes were performed by electrostatistically attracting to the surface of cationic charge liposomes with anionic γ-PGA. With the increasing of γ-PGA concentration, the particle size of γ-PGA-coated Dox lipoplexes slightly increased, the zeta potential from positive shifted to negative, and the entrapment efficiency (EE) were no significant change...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532044/pancreatic-differentiation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-in-activin-a-grafted-gelatin-poly-lactide-co-glycolide-nanoparticle-scaffolds-with-induction-of-ly294002-and-retinoic-acid
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Yung-Chih Kuo, Yu-Chuan Liu, Rajendiran Rajesh
The differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in biomaterial scaffolds is an emerging area for biomedical applications. This study proposes, for the first time, the production of pancreatic cells from iPSCs in gelatin-poly(lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticle (PLGA NP) scaffolds. The porosity and swelling ratio of the scaffolds decreased with increases in gelatin and PLGA NP concentrations. The adhesion efficiency of iPSCs in gelatin-PLGA NP scaffolds was found to be higher at 6.7% (w/w) PLGA NP...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531877/folate-n-acetyl-glucosamine-conjugated-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-for-targeting-breast-cancer-cells-a-comparative-study
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Pramod Kumar, Prajakta Tambe, Kishore M Paknikar, Virendra Gajbhiye
Folate receptors (FR) have been well recognized as a marker to target nano-sized carriers for cancer diagnosis and therapy. In contrast, influx transport systems (e.g. GLUT transporters) that transport essential amino acids and nutrients to cancer cells have not been exploited much for targeted delivery. In this study, folic acid- or n-acetyl glucosamine- functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles loaded with doxorubicin (DOX-FA-MSNPs or DOX-NAG-MSNPs) were prepared, characterized and compared for targeting along with cytotoxicity towards MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cells...
May 11, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531803/isofraxidin-inhibited-proliferation-and-induced-apoptosis-via-blockage-of-akt-pathway-in-human-colorectal-cancer-cells
#4
Peng Shen, Hong-Gang Wang, Miao-Miao Li, Qian-Yun Ma, Chuan-Wen Zhou, Feng Pan, Rui Xie
BACKGROUND: Isofraxidin (IF), a natural coumarin compound, has been reported to possess anti-cancer activity in human liver cancer. However, whether IF is involved in the regulation of colorectal cancer tumorigenesis and development has been not well elucidated. METHODS: The cell proliferation were assessed by Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) and colony formation test, respectively. The transwell assays were conducted to estimate cell migration and invasion abilities...
May 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531799/numb-had-anti-tumor-effects-in-prostatic-cancer
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Ji Sun, Kai Wang, Jingfei Teng, Yufu Yu, Runmiao Hua, Haiyong Zhou, Dachuan Zhong, Yi Fan
AIM: The aim of this study was to explain the Numb anti-cancer effects in the prostatic cancer. METHODS: Collecting the 20 prostatic cancer patients and analyzing the correlation between Numb and Glease score. Transfection Numb into DU-145 and PC-3 cells, measuring the proliferation rate of difference groups by MTT assay, evaluating the cell apoptosis and cell cycle of difference group by Flow cytometry; measuring the invasion and migration abilities by transwell and wound healing assays...
May 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531318/agrp-expressing-adrenal-chromaffin-cells-are-involved-in-the-sympathetic-response-to-fasting
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Rajesh Gupta, Yunbing Ma, Manqi Wang, Matthew D Whim
Fasting evokes a homeostatic response that maintains circulating levels of energy-rich metabolites and increases the drive to eat. Centrally this reflex activates a small population of hypothalamic neurons that are characterized by the expression of AgRP, a neuropeptide with an extremely restricted distribution. Apart from the hypothalamus the only other site with significant expression is the adrenal gland but there is disagreement about which cells synthesize AgRP. Using immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and RT-PCR we show AgRP is present in the mouse adrenal medulla and is expressed by neuroendocrine chromaffin cells that also synthesize the catecholamines and neuropeptide Y...
May 22, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530650/multi-virion-infectious-units-arise-from-free-viral-particles-in-an-enveloped-virus
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José M Cuevas, María Durán-Moreno, Rafael Sanjuán
Many animal viruses are enveloped in a lipid bilayer taken up from cellular membranes. Because viral surface proteins bind to these membranes to initiate infection, we hypothesized that free virions may also be capable of interacting with the envelopes of other virions extracellularly. Here, we demonstrate this hypothesis in the vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), a prototypic negative-strand RNA virus composed of an internal ribonucleocapsid, a matrix protein and an external envelope(1). Using microscopy, dynamic light scattering, differential centrifugation and flow cytometry, we show that free viral particles can spontaneously aggregate into multi-virion infectious units...
May 22, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530542/a-comparison-of-the-toxicity-of-mono-bis-tris-and-tetrakis-phosphino-silver-complexes-on-sno-esophageal-cancer-cells
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Zelinda Engelbrecht, Kariska Potgieter, Zenele Mpela, Rehana Malgas-Enus, Reinout Meijboom, Marianne J Cronje
Several silver(I) triphenylphosphine adducts were prepared as 1:1 to 1:4 ratios of silver nitrate to triphenylphosphine were used to determine their anticancer activity in a malignant SNO esophageal cell line. The silver-phosphine adducts include: [Ag(PPh3)]NO3 (1); [Ag(PPh3)2]NO3 (2); [Ag(PPh3)3]NO3 (3) and [Ag(PPh3)4]NO3 (4). In addition, the activity of 1-4 where compared to previously reported complexes [Ag(Ph2P(CH2)2PPh2)2]NO3 (5) and [Ag(Ph2P(CH2)3PPh2)2]NO3 (6). The cytotoxicity of complexes 1 to 6 was also evaluated in non-malignant human dermal fibroblast cells (HDF-a)...
May 22, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530196/fluorescein-isothiocyanate-dyed-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-for-tracking-antioxidant-delivery
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Ladan Rashidi, Fariba Ganji, Ebrahim Vasheghani-Farahani
This study investigated the cellular uptake of fluorescein isothiocyanate-labelled mesoporous silica nanoparticles (FITC-MSNs), amine-functionalised FITC-MSNs (AP-FITC-MSNs) and their gallic acid (GA)-loaded counterparts. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles were labelled with fluorescein isothiocyanate, functionalised by 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) (AP-FITC-MSNs) and then loaded by GA. All nanoparticles were characterised by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction...
June 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530014/microrna-30a-5p-promotes-replication-of-porcine-circovirus-type-2-through-enhancing-autophagy-by-targeting-14-3-3
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Xiaomin Wang, Xianglan Xu, Wei Wang, Zhengyu Yu, Libin Wen, Kongwang He, Hongjie Fan
Accumulating evidence demonstrates that autophagy and microRNAs (miRNAs) play key roles in regulating virus-host interactions and can restrict or facilitate viral replication. In the present study we examined whether a functional relationship exists between autophagy, miRNA and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) infection, using several approaches. We demonstrated that there was a positive correlation between PCV2 infection and autophagy in 3D4/21 cells and autophagy induced by PCV2 infection triggered PCV2 replication...
May 22, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529646/peptide-vaccination-in-the-presence-of-adjuvants-in-patients-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-with-cd4-t-cell-reconstitution-elicits-consistent-cd8-t-cell-responses
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Michael Schmitt, Anita Schmitt, Markus Wiesneth, Angela Hückelhoven, Zeguang Wu, Jürgen Kuball, Lei Wang, Peter Schauwecker, Susanne Hofmann, Marlies Götz, Birgit Michels, Birgit Maccari, Patrick Wuchter, Volker Eckstein, Thomas Mertens, Paul Schnitzler, Hartmut Döhner, Anthony D Ho, Donald W Bunjes, Peter Dreger, Hubert Schrezenmeier, Jochen Greiner
Rationale: Patients receiving an allogeneic stem cell graft from cytomegalovirus (CMV) seronegative donors are particularly prone to CMV reactivation with a high risk of disease and mortality. Therefore we developed and manufactured a novel vaccine and initiated a clinical phase I trial with a CMV phosphoprotein 65 (CMVpp65)-derived peptide. Methods: Ten patients after allogeneic stem cell transplantation received four vaccinations at a biweekly interval. All patients were monitored for CMVpp65 antigenemia...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529625/tuberostemonine-reverses-multidrug-resistance-in-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-cells-k562-adr
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Yu Jia Wang, Huan Dong Zhao, Cai Feng Zhu, Jian Li, Hong Juan Xie, Yu Xiang Chen
Objective: To investigate the reversal effect of tuberostemonine on MDR in myelogenous leukemia cells K562/ADR. Methods: Human myelogenous leukemia cells K562 and their adriamycin-resistance cells K562/ADR were used. The growth curve of cells treated by tuberostemonine and the Non-toxic concentration of tuberostemonine were determined by MTT, Cell apoptosis was determined by MTT and flow cytometry. The expression of MDR1, Survivin and Livin was detected by RT-PCR. The activity of P-gp was detected by flow cytometry...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529588/downregulation-of-calbindin-1-a-calcium-binding-protein-reduces-the-proliferation-of-osteosarcoma-cells
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Zhengxiang Huang, Guojun Fan, Dongliang Wang
Osteosarcoma is the most common type of primary malignant bone tumor and has a high propensity to metastasize to the lungs and bones. Calbindin 1 (CALB1) is a constituent Ca2+ binding protein, which can prevent apoptotic death in several cell types induced through various pro-apoptotic signaling pathways. To investigate whether CALB1 is implicated in the tumor growth of human osteosarcoma, two different short hairpin RNAs (shRNAs) against CALB1 were used for CALB1-knockdown in osteosarcoma U2OS cells. The U2OS cells were divided into three groups: Two groups with CALB1 knockdown (CALB1-shRNA 1 and CALB1-shRNA 2) and one control group (Con-shRNA)...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529576/increased-mir31hg-lncrna-expression-increases-gefitinib-resistance-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cell-lines-through-the-egfr-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
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Bing Wang, Hong Jiang, Limin Wang, Xueqin Chen, Kan Wu, Shirong Zhang, Shenglin Ma, Bing Xia
The aim of the present study was to gain insight into the molecular mechanism of gefitinib resistance in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and demonstrate whether long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) expression signatures differ between gefitinib-sensitive PC9 and gefitinib-resistant PC9 (PC9-R) cell lines. PC9 and PC9-R cells were treated with gefitinib and, after 48 h, proliferation and apoptosis were analyzed using a Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay and flow cytometry. Microarray expression profiling of lncRNAs was undertaken in both PC9 and PC9-R cells, and the expression profiles were verified by reverse transcription quantitative-polymerase chain reaction...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529566/tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling-pathway-serves-a-role-in-hepg2-cell-regulation-by-affecting-the-protein-expression-of-pcna-gankyrin-p115-xiap-and-survivin
#15
Xin-Hong Wang, Zhi-Guo Chen, Rui-Ling Xu, Cheng-Qian Lv, Jing Liu, Bing Du
The transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling pathway serves a key role in the pathogenesis of liver cancer. To investigate the association between TGF-β1 and the following proteins: Proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), gankyrin, general vesicular transport factor p115 (p115), X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) and survivin, HepG2 liver cancer cells were transfected with small interfering RNA (siRNA) directed against TGF-β1, or were treated with exogenous TGF-β1. TGF-β1 protein expression levels were assessed at 72 and 96 h using western blotting, cell growth was evaluated using a Cell Counting kit-8 assay, and flow cytometry was used to examine cell cycle distribution and apoptosis...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529563/role-of-nkg2d-in-cytokine-induced-killer-cells-against-lung-cancer
#16
Xiaowei Yin, Xuzhang Lu, Zhang Xiuwen, Zhou Min, Rong Xiao, Zhengdao Mao, Qian Zhang
It has been previously demonstrated that cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells possess potent cytotoxicity against various cancer cells, including lung cancer cells. However, the mechanism by which CIK cells recognize lung cancer cells has not been understood. The interaction between killer cell lectin like receptor K1 (NKG2D) receptor and NKG2D ligands was demonstrated to serve an important role in target cell killing by natural killer cells. The present study investigated whether NKG2D receptor and NKG2D ligand interactions are involved in the CIK-directed killing of lung cancer cells...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529022/effect-of-microgravity-on-the-mesenchymal-stem-cell-characteristics-of-limbal-fibroblasts
#17
Shu-I Pao, Ke-Hung Chien, Hsin-Ting Lin, Ming-Cheng Tai, Jiann-Torng Chen, Chang-Min Liang
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are important for regenerative medicine. Limbal fibroblasts (LFs), present in the corneal limbus, have been shown to possess MSC characteristics, and can differentiate into other cell types. The current study sought to investigate the effect of microgravity on the proliferation and differentiation of LFs, and identify culture conditions to obtain a high proportion of LFs possessing MSC characteristics. METHODS: A rotary cell culture system was used to generate microgravity...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528978/multimodal-control-of-transcription-factor-pap1-in-schizosaccharomyces-pombe-under-nitrosative-stress
#18
Puranjoy Kar, Pranjal Biswas, Sanjay Ghosh
Schizosaccharomyces pombe Pap1, a bZIP transcription factor, is highly homologous to the mammalian c-Jun protein that belongs to the AP1 family of transcriptional regulators. The role of transcription factor Pap1 has been extensively studied under oxidative stress. Two cysteine residues in Pap1p namely, C278 and C501 form disulfide linkage under oxidative stress resulting in nuclear accumulation. We first time showed the involvement of Pap1 in the protection against nitrosative stress. In the present study we show that pap1 deletion makes growth of S...
May 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528862/crocetin-restores-diabetic-endothelial-progenitor-cell-dysfunction-by-enhancing-no-bioavailability-via-regulation-of-pi3k-akt-enos-and-ros-pathways
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Wei Cao, Jinjin Cui, Shufeng Li, Donghui Zhang, Yibo Guo, Qiannan Li, Ying Luan, Xian Liu
AIMS: Endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) dysfunction underlies a critical risk factor in diabetic vascular complications due to function defect in restoring endothelium injury. Crocetin has attracted increasing attention in several vascular-related diseases. In present study, we aimed to explore the role of crocetin in diabetic EPC dysfunction. MAIN METHODS: EPCs were isolated from bone marrow in diabetic mice and identified using the fluorescence staining and flow cytometry...
May 18, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528741/in-vitro-immune-toxicity-of-ochratoxin-a-in-porcine-alveolar-macrophages-a-role-for-the-ros-relative-tlr4-myd88-signaling-pathway
#20
Haibin Xu, Shu Hao, Fang Gan, Hong Wang, Jing Xu, Dandan Liu, Kehe Huang
Ochratoxin A (OTA) frequently contaminates a wide variety of food and feeds, inducing immune toxicity of animals. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. In the present study, porcine alveolar macrophages (PAMs) cell line 3D4/21 were chosen as a model, and treated by various concentrations of OTA. The results showed that OTA induced immune toxicity of PAMs in a dose-dependent manner, as demonstrated by cell viability, LDH release, Annexin V/PI staining, Bcl-2/Bax mRNA ratio, and pro-inflammatory cytokines expression...
May 18, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
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