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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327355/cytotoxic-and-apoptosis-inducing-activity-of-c21-steroids-from-the-roots-of-cynanchum-atratum
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Jian Zhang, Lin Ma, Zheng-Feng Wu, Shu-Le Yu, Lei Wang, Wen-Cai Ye, Qing-Wen Zhang, Zhi-Qi Yin
Two new(1-2) and two known C21steroids (3-4) were isolated from the roots of Cynanchum atratum. Their structures were elucidated by detailed 1D and 2D spectroscopic.The MTT assay showed that compounds 1-4 displayed obvious cytotoxic activities against HepG2 cells with IC50 values ranging from 10.19μM to 76.12μM. Compounds 1-3 also exhibited cytotoxic effects in A549 cells with IC50 values of 30.87-95.39 μM. Compound 3 showed the antiproliferative activity via G0/G1 cell cycle arrest and proapoptosis in HepG2 cells by Flowcytometry analysis...
March 18, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324281/detection-of-minimal-residual-disease-in-childhood-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-by-4-color-flowcytometry
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Ahmad Baraka, Laila M Sherief, Naglaa M Kamal, Shereen El Shorbagy
Monitoring of minimal residual disease (MRD) is currently considered the most powerful predictor of outcome in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Achievement of a negative MRD state assessed by multicolor flowcytometry (MFC) is an important predictor of disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) in ALL patients. We sought to determine whether panels of antibodies combination are more suitable for detection of MRD in Childhood ALL. Eighty-four (84) patients with ALL (B-lineage subtype) were enrolled in this study...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278159/combined-regimen-of-photodynamic-therapy-mediated-by-gallium-phthalocyanine-chloride-and-metformin-enhances-anti-melanoma-efficacy
#3
Diana Tudor, Iuliana Nenu, Gabriela Adriana Filip, Diana Olteanu, Mihai Cenariu, Flaviu Tabaran, Rodica Mariana Ion, Lucian Gligor, Ioana Baldea
BACKGROUND: Melanoma therapy is challenging, especially in advanced cases, due to multiple developed tumor defense mechanisms. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) might represent an adjuvant treatment, because of its bimodal action: tumor destruction and immune system awakening. In this study, a combination of PDT mediated by a metal substituted phthalocyanine-Gallium phthalocyanine chloride (GaPc) and Metformin was used against melanoma. The study aimed to: (1) find the anti-melanoma efficacy of GaPc-PDT, (2) assess possible beneficial effects of Metformin addition to PDT, (3) uncover some of the mechanisms underlining cell killing and anti-angiogenic effects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215484/establishment-and-characterization-of-a-new-human-acinar-cell-carcinoma-cell-line-faraz-icr-from-pancreas
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Marzieh Rezaei, Ahmad Hosseini, Saman Nikeghbalian, Abbas Ghaderi
OBJECTIVES: Basic research in the field of acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) as a rare neoplasm of the pancreas is dependent on the availability of pragmatic model such as new pancreatic cancer cell lines. Thus, establishment and characterization of new pancreatic cancer cell lines from ACC origin are deemed important. METHODS: Faraz-ICR cell line was derived from a 58-years old woman with pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma by the collagenase digestion protocol. We characterized the cell line by examining its morphology and cytostructural and functional profile...
February 8, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198713/cd1d-restricted-natural-killer-t-cells-are-preserved-in-indian-long-term-non-progressors-ltnps
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Dharmendra Singh, Manisha Ghate, Sheela Godbole, Smita Kulkarni, Madhuri Thakar
BACKGROUND: Natural killer T (NKT) cells act as a bridge between innate and adaptive immune responses. Limited information is available regarding the role of NKT cells in the HIV disease progression especially HIV-1 C infection. METHODOLOGY: NKT cells were characterized for their frequency and the activation, aging, exhaustion status and their proliferation ability in 32 long term non progressors (LTNPs), 40 progressors, 18 patients before and after suppressive cART along with 35 HIV-1 negative subjects using multicolor flowcytometry...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195090/mixed-phenotypic-acute-leukemia-series-from-tertiary-care-center
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Ravikiran N Pawar, Sambhunath Banerjee, Subhajit Bramha, Shekhar Krishnan, Arpita Bhattacharya, Vaskar Saha, Anupam Chakrapani, Saurabh Bhave, Mammen Chandy, Reena Nair, Mayur Parihar, Neeraj Arora, D K Mishra
INTRODUCTION: Mixed-phenotype acute leukemias (MPALs) are a heterogeneous group of rare leukemias constituting approximately 2%-5% of all leukemias, in which assigning a single lineage of origin is not possible. They are diagnosed by either the presence of antigens of more than one lineage or by the presence of dual population of blasts belonging to two or more lineages. We highlight the clinicopathological, immunophenotype, and genetic data of a cohort (n = 14) of patients diagnosed and treated at our center...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191813/acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-mimicking-wilms-tumor-at-presentation
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Amitabh Singh, Anirban Mandal, Vijay Guru, Rachna Seth
BACKGROUND: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the commonest malignancy of childhood, is known to manifest with a myriad of atypical presentations. Nephromegaly is a rare presentation of childhood ALL with hepatic mass being even rarer. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a 3 year-old child with unilateral renal mass and hepatic mass lesion with normal blood counts, initially suspected to have metastatic Wilms tumor based on clinical, radiological and WT1 positivity on immunocytochemistry of renal mass...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167484/anti-proliferative-and-apoptosis-inducing-potential-of-hydroalcoholic-achillea-wilhelmsii-c-koch-extract-on-human-breast-adenocarcinoma-cell-lines-mcf-7-and-mda-mb-468
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Hamid Reza Galavi, Ramin Saravani, Ali Shahraki, Mojtaba Ashtiani
Achillea wilhelmsii C. Koch contains a variety of components such as flavonoid. The previous studies showed that flavonoid has anti-cancer properties. The aim of the present study was to determine the anti-proliferative and apoptosis-inducing potential of hydroalcoholic Achillea wilhelmsii C. Koch extract (HAWE) on MCF-7 and MDA-Mb-468 human breast carcinoma cell lines. The anti-proliferative activity of HAWE was evaluated using MTT, flowcytometry by annexin V/PI double staining, and caspase-3 activity. The results of MTT showed that the ED50 of MCF-7 and MDA-Mb-468 was 25μg/ml of HAWE, 48h after treatment...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164634/cd38-expression-and-variation-as-a-prognostic-factor-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Mesude Falay, Funda Ceran, Ahmet K Gunes, Simten Dagdas, Meltem Ayli, Gulsum Ozet
BACKGROUND: In this study, we aimed to determine a cutoff level for CD38 that would aid us in identifying chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients in need of early therapy and predicting patients at sufficiently low risk who would likely exhibit a rapid improvement; we also aimed to find out if CD38 expression would show variability during disease course and determine the extent of CD38 expression. METHODS: 124 patients were diagnosed with CLL. CD38 and ZAP-70 expression levels were measured with four color flowcytometry...
July 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153469/evaluation-of-motor-neuron-differentiation-potential-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-vitro
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Behnam Yousefi, Davood Sanooghi, Faezeh Faghihi, Mohammad Taghi Joghataei, Nourahmad Latifi
Many people suffer from spinal cord injuries annually. These deficits usually threaten the quality of life of patients. As a postpartum medically waste product, human Umbilical Cord Blood (UCB) is a rich source of stem cells with self- renewal properties and neural differentiation capacity which made it useful in regenerative medicine. Since there is no report on potential of human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells into motor neurons, we set out to evaluate the differentiation properties of these cells into motor neuron-like cells through administration of Retinoic Acid(RA), Sonic Hedgehog(Shh) and BDNF using a three- step in vitro procedure...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153003/protective-effects-of-aucubin-on-osteoarthritic-chondrocyte-model-induced-by-hydrogen-peroxide-and-mechanical-stimulus
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In-Chi Young, Sung-Ting Chuang, Chia-Hsien Hsu, Yu-Jun Sun, Hwa-Chang Liu, Yo-Shen Chen, Feng-Huei Lin
BACKGROUND: During the onset of osteoarthritis (OA), certain biochemical events have been shown to accelerate cartilage degradation, including the dysregulation of cartilage ECM anabolism, abnormal generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and overproduction of proteolytic enzymes and inflammatory cytokines. The potency of aucubin in protecting cellular components against oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis effects are well documented, which makes it a potential candidate for OA treatment...
February 2, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104464/genetic-defects-in-pi3k%C3%AE-affect-b-cell-differentiation-and-maturation-leading-to-hypogammaglobulineamia-and-recurrent-infections
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Marjolein Wentink, Virgil Dalm, Arjan C Lankester, Pauline A van Schouwenburg, Liesbeth Schölvinck, Tomas Kalina, Radana Zachova, Anna Sediva, Annechien Lambeck, Ingrid Pico-Knijnenburg, Jacques J M van Dongen, Malgorzata Pac, Ewa Bernatowska, Martin van Hagen, Gertjan Driessen, Mirjam van der Burg
BACKGROUND: Mutations in PIK3CD and PIK3R1 cause activated PI3K-δ syndrome (APDS) by dysregulation of the PI3K-AKT pathway. METHODS: We studied precursor and peripheral B-cell differentiation and apoptosis via flowcytometry. Furthermore, we performed AKT-phosphorylation assays and somatic hypermutations (SHM) and class switch recombination (CSR) analysis. RESULTS: We identified 13 patients of whom 3 had new mutations in PIK3CD or PIK3R1. Patients had low total B-cell numbers with increased frequencies of transitional B cells and plasmablasts, while the precursor B-cell compartment in bone marrow was relatively normal...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096848/immunogenicity-and-efficacy-of-live-l-tarentolae-expressing-kmp11-ntgp96-gfp-fusion-as-a-vaccine-candidate-against-experimental-visceral-leishmaniasis-caused-by-l-infantum
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Vahid Nasiri, Abdolhossein Dalimi, Fatemeh Ghaffarifar, Azam Bolhassani
BACKGROUND: The aim of present study was to evaluate the protective efficacy of live recombinant L. tarentolae expressing KMP11-NTGP96-GFP fusion as candidates for live engineered recombinant vaccine against visceral leishmaniasis in BALB/c mice. METHODS: KMP-11 and NT-GP96 genes cloned into the pJET1.2/blunt cloning vector and then into pEGFP-N1 expression vector. The KMP-11, NT-GP96 and GFP fused in pEGFP-N1 and subcloned into Leishmanian pLEXSY-neo vector. Finally this construct was transferred to L...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007499/3-hydroxy-4-methoxy-%C3%AE-methyl-%C3%AE-nitrostyrene-inhibits-tumor-growth-through-ros-generation-and-gsh-depletion-in-lung-cancer-cells
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Chun-Hao Tsai, Pei-Wen Hsieh, Yi-Chen Lee, Chie-Hong Wang, Wen-Chin Chiu, Chun-Wun Lu, Yen-Yun Wang, Stephen Chu-Sung Hu, Tain-Lu Cheng, Shyng-Shiou F Yuan
AIMS: Members of the β-nitrostyrene family are known to suppress tumor growth, with the underlying mechanisms of β-nitrostyrene remain mostly unclear. Herein, we synthesized a β-nitrostyrene derivative, 3'-hydroxy-4'-methoxy-β-methyl-β-nitrostyrene (CYT-Rx20), and explored its anticancer activities in human lung cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. MAIN METHODS: Cell viability was measured by XTT assay. Apoptosis was detected by Annexin V/PI staining. Caspase activation was determined by western blotting...
March 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004055/thrombocytopathy-leading-to-impaired-in-vivo-haemostasis-and-thrombosis-in-platelet-type-von-willebrand-disease
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Harmanpreet Kaur, Kathryn Corscadden, Jerry Ware, Maha Othman
Platelet defects due to hyper-responsive GPIbα causing enhanced VWF interaction, counter-intuitively result in bleeding rather than thrombosis. The historical explanation of platelet/VWF clearance fails to explain mechanisms of impaired haemostasis particularly in light of reported poor platelet binding to fibrinogen. This study aimed to evaluate the defects of platelets with hyper-responsive GPIbα and their contribution to impaired in vivo thrombosis. Using the PT-VWD mouse model, platelets from the hTg(G233V) were compared to control hTg(WT) mice...
December 22, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999237/resting-and-activated-natural-tregs-decrease-in-the-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-atherosclerosis
#16
Mohammadreza Yazdani, Shahdad Khosropanah, Ahmad Hosseini, Mehrnoosh Doroudchi
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting large and medium arteries. CD4+ T cells are known to play a role in the progression of the disease. CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ natural Treg (nTreg) cells seem to have a protective role in the disease and their reduction in acute coronary syndrome is recently shown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency of nTreg subsets in the peripheral blood of patients with atherosclerosis. METHODS: Confirmation of atherosclerosis was done by angiography and 15 ml heparinized blood was obtained from each of the 13 non-diabetic patients and 13 non-diabetic, non-smoker individuals with normal/insignificant coronary artery disease confirmed by angiography...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943226/effects-of-the-two-types-of-human-cells-on-outgrowth-of-human-glioma-in-rats
#17
Zahra Abdi, Hossien Eskandary, Seyed Noureddin Nematollahi-Mahani
AIM: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the malignant brain tumors, which occurs most frequently. Despite advances in therapy techniques, is the cure of GBM a major concern. Accordingly, there is a lot of interest in devising novel approaches, such as stem cell therapy, to treat patients with GBM. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of human bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) as well as human olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) on outgrowth of U87 glioma in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: OECs and BMS cells were obtained from the volunteers...
November 21, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917626/association-of-new-putative-epitopes-of-myelin-proteolipid-protein-58-74-with-pathogenesis-of-multiple-sclerosis
#18
Zahra Zamanzadeh, Ghasem Ahangari, Mitra Ataei, Samie Pouragahi, Seyed Massood Nabavi, Mehdi Sadeghi, Mohammad Hossein Sanati
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which auto-reactive T cells react with self-antigens expressed in the central nervous system (CNS). The main cause of MS is unknown. Nonetheless, the most probable theory is based on molecular mimicry, which suggests that some infections can activate T cells against brain auto-antigens like myelin proteolipid protein (PLP) and initiate the disease cascade. This study is conducted to evaluate the activatory effects of PLP58-74 on T lymphocytes and humoral immunity...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910003/bone-marrow-t-cell-percentage-a-novel-prognostic-indicator-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#19
Manar M Ismail, Nahla A B Abdulateef
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive malignancy for which overall disease-free survival is less than 50%. Manipulation of the immune system is an interesting and promising therapy for AML patients. We aimed to characterize the immune system of AML patients, highlighting the clinical relevance of total bone marrow (BM) lymphocytes and subpopulations. Sixty-six new AML cases diagnosed according to WHO criteria from King Abdullah Medical City, KSA, from October 2012 to February 2015. Analysis of BM lymphocytes and subpopulations was done by flowcytometry...
April 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895854/differential-expression-of-aristaless-like-homeobox-4-a-potential-marker-for-gastric-adenocarcinoma
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Fariba Ghasemvand, Navid Nezafat, Saeed Hesami Tackallou, Daruosh Momenzadeh, Saeid Rahmanzadeh
AIM: The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the ALX-4 mRNA expression level in different stages of human gastric adenocarcinoma compared to the gastric cancer stem cells (GCSC) and gastric cancer cell line, MKN-45. BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is the second most common cancer in the world today, leading approximately to 3-10% of all cancer-related deaths. Identification of specific biomarkers could be a crucial approach to improve diagnosis and treatment of this cancer type...
2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
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