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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514207/circadian-gene-clock-affects-drug-resistant-gene-expression-and-cell-proliferation-in-ovarian-cancer-skov3-ddp-cell-lines-through-autophagy
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Yang Sun, Long Jin, Yu-Xia Sui, Li-Li Han, Jia-Hua Liu
Abnormal autophagy regulation affects the chemoresistance of ovarian cancer, during which the circadian gene clock may play a major role. In this study, RNA interference plasmid pSUPER-Clock and overexpression plasmid pcDNA3.1-Clock of CLOCK were used to stably transfect the SKOV3/DDP cells by lipofection. Upon screening, the in vitro transfected cell lines with pSUPER-Clock, the autophagy level, and G0/G1 phase cells were significantly reduced, and the expression levels of Clock, LC3, P-gp, and MRP2 were inhibited...
May 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505189/small-and-big-hodgkin-reed-sternberg-cells-of-hodgkin-lymphoma-cell-lines-l-428-and-l-1236-lack-consistent-differences-in-gene-expression-profiles-and-are-capable-to-reconstitute-each-other
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Benjamin Rengstl, Sooji Kim, Claudia Döring, Christian Weiser, Julia Bein, Katrin Bankov, Marco Herling, Sebastian Newrzela, Martin-Leo Hansmann, Sylvia Hartmann
The hallmark of classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) is the presence of giant, mostly multinucleated Hodgkin-Reed-Sternberg (HRS) cells. Whereas it has recently been shown that giant HRS cells evolve from small Hodgkin cells by incomplete cytokinesis and re-fusion of tethered sister cells, it remains unsolved why this phenomenon particularly takes place in this lymphoma and what the differences between these cell types of variable sizes are. The aim of the present study was to characterize microdissected small and giant HRS cells by gene expression profiling and to assess differences of clonal growth behavior as well as susceptibility toward cytotoxic intervention between these different cell types to provide more insight into their distinct cellular potential...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495964/transition-zone-cells-reach-g2-phase-before-initiating-elongation-in-maize-root-apex
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M Victoria Alarcón, Julio Salguero
Root elongation requires cell divisions in the meristematic zone and cell elongation that occurs in the elongation zone. The boundary between dividing and elongating cells is called transition zone. In the meristem zone, initial cells are continuously dividing, but in the basal side of the meristem, cells exit the meristem through the transition zone and enter in the elongation zone, where they stop division and rapidly elongate. In this journey, cells are accompanied by changes in cell cycle progression. Flow cytometry analysis showed that meristematic cells are in cycle, but they exit the cell cycle when they enter the elongation zone...
May 11, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494349/trabectedin-and-campthotecin-synergistically-eliminate-cancer-stem-cells-in-cell-of-origin-sarcoma-models
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Lucia Martinez-Cruzado, Juan Tornin, Aida Rodriguez, Laura Santos, Eva Allonca, Maria Teresa Fernandez-Garcia, Aurora Astudillo, Juana Maria Garcia-Pedrero, Rene Rodriguez
Trabectedin has been approved for second-line treatment of soft tissue sarcomas. However, its efficacy to target sarcoma initiating cells has not been addressed yet. Here, we used pioneer models of myxoid/round cell liposarcoma (MRCLS) and undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS) developed from transformed human mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) to evaluate the effect of trabectedin in the cell type responsible for initiating sarcomagenesis and their derived cancer stem cells (CSC) subpopulations. We found that low nanomolar concentrations of trabectedin efficiently inhibited the growth of sarcoma-initiating cells, induced cell cycle arrest, DNA damage and apoptosis...
May 8, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485205/effect-of-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-on-the-increase-in-type-ii-collagen-accumulation-in-cartilage-like-msc-sheets
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Keigo Sato, Hisashi Mera, Shigeyuki Wakitani, Mutsumi Takagi
With the aim to increase type II collagen content in the scaffold-free cartilage-like cell sheet using human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells, we examined the effect of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) addition to the chondrogenic medium for the cell sheet culture. The addition of EGCG (10 μM) increased the content of type II collagen 2-fold, while the addition did not markedly change the expression level of the genes encoding type II collagen and Sox 9. The reactive oxygen species level in the cells in cell sheets was thought to be too low to suppress the accumulation of type II collagen...
June 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484739/usage-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-cell-based-therapy-advantages-and-disadvantages
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Hee Jung Kim, Jeong-Soo Park
The use of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) in cell-based therapy has attracted extensive interest in the field of regenerative medicine, and it shows applications to numerous incurable diseases. hMSCs show several superior properties for therapeutic use compared to other types of stem cells. Different cell types are discussed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages, with focus on the characteristics of hMSCs. hMSCs can proliferate readily and produce differentiated cells that can substitute for the targeted affected tissue...
March 2017: Balsaeng'gwa Saengsig
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450545/decreased-motor-neuron-support-by-sma-astrocytes-due-to-diminished-mcp1-secretion
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Martin Je, Nguyen Tt, Grunseich C, Nofziger Jh, Lee Pr, Fields Rd, Fischbeck Kh, Foran E
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by severe, often fatal muscle weakness, due to loss of motor neurons. SMA patients have deletions and other mutations of the survival of motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene, resulting in decreased SMN protein. Astrocytes are the primary support cells of the CNS, responsible for glutamate clearance, metabolic support, response to injury, and regulation of signal transmission.Astrocytes have been implicated in SMA as in in other neurodegenerative disorders...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447671/the-scaffold-microenvironment-for-stem-cell-based-bone-tissue-engineering
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REVIEW
Zhichao Hao, Zhenhua Song, Jun Huang, Keqing Huang, Amanda Panetta, Zhipeng Gu, Jun Wu
Bone tissue engineering uses the principles and methods of engineering and life sciences to study bone structure, function and growth mechanism for the purposes of repairing, maintaining and improving damaged bone tissue. Scaffolds not only provide structural support for stem cells in cell adhesion and proliferation and bone formation, but also serve as a microenvironment for guiding stem cell differentiation and tissue regeneration and for controlling tissue structure. This review presents the research status of the scaffold microenvironment for bone-related stem cells based on bone tissue engineering...
April 27, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440448/modified-panax-ginseng-extract-regulates-autophagy-by-ampk-signaling-in-a549-human-lung-cancer-cells
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Hwa-Seung Yoo, Jung Min Kim, Eunbi Jo, Chong-Kwan Cho, Seung-Yeul Lee, Hwan Su Kang, Min-Goo Lee, Pei-Ying Yang, Ik-Soon Jang
Panax ginseng has been used worldwide as a traditional medicine for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. The antiproliferative activity of ginseng has been increased after enzymatic processing of ginseng saponin, which may result in the accumulation of minor saponins, such as Rh2, Rg3, compound K and protopanaxatriol type (PPT) in modified regular ginseng extract (MRGX). In the present study, the anticancer activity and the associated mechanisms of MRGX were investigated using A549 human lung cancer cells...
April 20, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410237/combination-therapy-in-combating-cancer
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REVIEW
Reza Bayat Mokhtari, Tina S Homayouni, Narges Baluch, Evgeniya Morgatskaya, Sushil Kumar, Bikul Das, Herman Yeger
Combination therapy, a treatment modality that combines two or more therapeutic agents, is a cornerstone of cancer therapy. The amalgamation of anti-cancer drugs enhances efficacy compared to the monotherapy approach because it characteristically targets key pathways with a synergistic or an additive effect. This approach potentially reduces drug-resistance, while simultaneously producing therapeutic anti-cancer benefits, such as reducing tumor growth and metastatic potential, arresting cells in cell cycle, reducing cancer stem cell populations, and inducing apoptosis...
March 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409495/antiplatelet-and-anti-proliferative-action-of-disintegrin-from-echis-multisquamatis-snake-venom
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Volodymyr Chernyshenko, Natalia Petruk, Darya Korolova, Ludmila Kasatkina, Olha Gornytska, Tetyana Platonova, Tamara Chernyshenko, Andriy Rebriev, Olena Dzhus, Liudmyla Garmanchuk, Eduard Lugovskoy
AIM: To purify the platelet aggregation inhibitor from Echis multisquamatis snake venom (PAIEM) and characterize its effect on platelet aggregation and HeLa cell proliferation. METHODS: Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) and matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) were used for PAIEM identification. Platelet aggregation in the presence of PAIEM was studied on aggregometer Solar-AP2110. The changes of shape and granularity of platelets in the presence of PAIEM were studied on flow cytometer COULTER EPICS XL, and degranulation of platelets was estimated using spectrofluorimetry...
April 14, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408143/tetrandrine-potentiates-the-glucocorticoid-pharmacodynamics-via-inhibiting-p-glycoprotein-and-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-in-mitogen-activated-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
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Wencheng Xu, Kehan Meng, Yuanchao Tu, Sachiko Tanaka, Kenji Onda, Kentaro Sugiyama, Toshihiko Hirano, Haruki Yamada
Glucocorticoids play significant roles in treatments of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Some patients show a poor or absent response even to high doses of glucocorticoids. The purpose of this study was to explore whether tetrandrine combined with glucocorticoids could be a new treatment strategy to resolve glucocorticoids resistance. Information on glucocorticoids sensitivity was usually obtained through mitogen-activated human peripheral blood mononuclear cells in cell culture procedures. Thus, human peripheral blood mononuclear cells was chosen as a model to study the immunosuppressive effect of methylprednisolone combined with tetrandrine, including the possible action mechanisms...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348038/bone-morphogenetic-proteins-in-vascular-homeostasis-and-disease
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Marie-José Goumans, An Zwijsen, Peter Ten Dijke, Sabine Bailly
It is well established that control of vascular morphogenesis and homeostasis is regulated by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), fibroblast growth factor (FGF), Delta-like 4 (Dll4), angiopoietin, and ephrin signaling. It has become clear that signaling by bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs), which have a long history of studies in bone and early heart development, are also essential for regulating vascular function. Indeed, mutations that cause deregulated BMP signaling are linked to two human vascular diseases, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia and pulmonary arterial hypertension...
March 27, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347547/pace4-is-an-important-driver-of-zr-75-1-estrogen-receptor-positive-breast-cancer-proliferation-and-tumor-progression
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François Panet, Frédéric Couture, Anna Kwiatkowska, Roxane Desjardins, Brigitte Guérin, Robert Day
Breast cancer is the most frequent and deadly malignancy in women worldwide. Despite national screening programs combined with new treatments relapse rate remain high and new therapies are needed. From previous work, we identified PACE4, a member of the proprotein convertase (PCs) family of endoproteases, as a novel therapeutic target in prostate cancer. In the present study we asked the question if PACE4 could also be a potential target in breast cancer. In clinical samples of breast adenocarcinoma, we observed a specific overexpression of PACE4 in the estrogen-receptor (ER) positive subtype...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291251/activated-hepatic-stellate-cells-impair-nk-cell-anti-fibrosis-capacity-through-a-tgf-%C3%AE-dependent-emperipolesis-in-hbv-cirrhotic-patients
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Jijing Shi, Juanjuan Zhao, Xin Zhang, Yongqian Cheng, Jinhua Hu, Yuanyuan Li, Xin Zhao, Qinghua Shang, Yanling Sun, Bo Tu, Lei Shi, Bin Gao, Fu-Sheng Wang, Zheng Zhang
Natural killer (NK) cells can induce liver fibrosis remission by killing hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and producing interferon (IFN)-γ in a mouse model; however, their anti-fibrotic immune-characteristics and regulatory mechanisms by HSCs remain to be determined, especially in livers from HBV-infected liver cirrhosis (LC) patients. We analyzed frequency, phenotype and anti-fibrotic function of hepatic and peripheral NK subsets in 43 HBV-LC patients. We found that hepatic NK subsets from LC patients displayed a decreased frequency, activation status and anti-fibrotic activity compared with those from chronic hepatitis B patients, which were mainly mediated by increased intrahepatic tumour-growth factor (TGF)-β because blockade of TGF-β significantly reversed NK anti-fibrotic function in vitro...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285160/ethanol-dispersed-and-antibody-conjugated-polymer-nanofibers-for-the-selective-capture-and-3-dimensional-culture-of-epcam-positive-cells
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Junghyo Yoon, Hee-Sook Yoon, Yoojin Shin, Sanghyun Kim, Youngjun Ju, Jungbae Kim, Seok Chung
Electrospun and ethanol-dispersed polystyrene-poly(styrene-co-maleic anhydride) (PS-PSMA) nanofibers (NFs) were used as a platform for the selective capture and three-dimensional culture of EpCAM-positive cells in cell culture medium and whole blood. The NFs were treated with streptavidin to facilitate bond formation between the amino groups of streptavidin and the maleic anhydride groups of the NFs. A biotinylated anti-EpCAM monoclonal antibody (mAb) was attached to the streptavidin-conjugated NFs via the selective binding of streptavidin and biotin...
March 8, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250275/optimization-of-albumin-secretion-and-metabolic-activity-of-cytochrome-p450-1a1-of-human-hepatoblastoma-hepg2-cells-in-multicellular-spheroids-by-controlling-spheroid-size
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Tomoko Nishikawa, Yutaro Tanaka, Makiya Nishikawa, Yuka Ogino, Kosuke Kusamori, Narumi Mizuno, Yuya Mizukami, Kazunori Shimizu, Satoshi Konishi, Yuki Takahashi, Yoshinobu Takakura
Multicellular spheroids are useful as three-dimensional cell culture systems and for cell-based therapies. Their successful application requires an understanding of the consequences of spheroid size for cellular functions. In the present study, we prepared multicellular spheroids of different sizes using the human hepatoblastoma HepG2 cells, as hepatocytes are frequently used for in vitro drug screening and cell-based therapy. Precise polydimethylsiloxane-based microwells with widths of 360, 450, 560, and 770 µm were fabricated using a micromolding technique...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224479/modulation-of-arts-and-xiap-by-parkin-is-associated-with-carnosic-acid-protects-sh-sy5y-cells-against-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-apoptosis
#18
Ru-Huei Fu, Li-Chun Huang, Chia-Yuan Lin, Chia-Wen Tsai
The mediation of apoptosis-related protein in the TGF-β signaling pathway (ARTS) and X-liked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) by parkin plays a critical role in preventing Parkinson's disease. We studied whether carnosic acid (CA) could prevent 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced apoptosis by modulating ARTS and XIAP through parkin in SH-SY5Y cells. In cells treated with 6-OHDA, the protein expression of ARTS is increased and XIAP is decreased. Pretreatment of cells with CA reversed these effects. Moreover, CA attenuated the activation of caspase 9 and caspase 7 by 6-OHDA...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161850/potential-anti-proliferative-and-immunomodulatory-effects-of-marine-microalgal-exopolysaccharide-on-various-human-cancer-cells-and-lymphocytes-in-vitro
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Geon-Tae Park, Ryeo-Eun Go, Hae-Miru Lee, Geum-A Lee, Cho-Won Kim, Jeong-Woo Seo, Won-Kyung Hong, Kyung-Chul Choi, Kyung-A Hwang
Marine microalgal exopolysaccharides (EPSs) have drawn great attention due to their biotechnological potentials such as anti-viral, anti-oxidant, anti-lipidemic, anti-proliferative, and immunomodulatory activities, etc. In the present study, the EPS derived from microalgae Thraustochytriidae sp.-derived mutant GA was investigated for its anti-proliferation and immunomodulation. Anti-cancer efficacy of the microalgal EPS was examined for the alterations in cell proliferation and cell cycle-related gene expression that occur in three types of human cancer cell lines, BG-1 ovarian, MCF-7 breast, and SW-620 colon cancer cell lines, by its treatment...
February 4, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143835/oncolytic-adenoviral-delivery-of-an-egfr-targeting-t-cell-engager-improves-antitumor-efficacy
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Carlos Alberto Fajardo, Sonia Guedan, Luis Alfonso Rojas, Rafael Moreno, Marcel Arias-Badia, Jana de Sostoa, Carl H June, Ramon Alemany
Antiviral immune responses present a major hurdle to the efficacious use of oncolytic adenoviruses as cancer treatments. Despite the existence of a highly immunosuppressive tumor environment, adenovirus-infected cells can nonetheless be efficiently cleared by infiltrating cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) without compromising tumor burden. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that tumor-infiltrating T cells could be more effectively activated and redirected by oncolytic adenoviruses that were armed with bispecific T-cell-engager (BiTE) antibodies...
April 15, 2017: Cancer Research
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