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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
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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 A Fajardo, Sonia Guedan, Luis A 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 which were armed with bispecific T cell-engager antibodies (BiTE antibodies)...
January 31, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132143/manipulation-of-oat-protoplasts-for-transient-expression-assays
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Robyn Roberts, Jincan Zhang, Nicole Mihelich, Danielle Savino, Aurélie M Rakotondrafara
Oat protoplasts are a useful and convenient system to study transient expression using whole cells. Nucleic acid can rapidly be introduced into live cells, and, depending on the assay, results can be collected the same day. Compared to plant tissue, oat cell suspension cultures provide a simple, high yielding, and consistent means to isolate protoplasts. Here, we describe how to generate an oat cell suspension culture from callus grown on solidified medium, and how to maintain the oat cells in cell suspension culture for protoplast preparation...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126234/characteristics-applications-and-prospects-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-cell-therapy
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REVIEW
Juan A Guadix, José L Zugaza, Patricia Gálvez-Martín
Recent advances in the field of cell therapy and regenerative medicine describe mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as potential biological products due to their ability to self-renew and differentiate. MSCs are multipotent adult cells with immunomodulatory and regenerative properties, and, given their therapeutic potential, they are being widely studied in order to evaluate their viability, safety and efficacy. In this review, we describe the main characteristics and cellular sources of MSCs, in addition to providing an overview of their properties and current clinical applications, as well offering updated information on the regulatory aspects that define them as somatic cell therapy products...
January 23, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107584/targeting-of-tumor-growth-and-angiogenesis-underlies-the-enhanced-antitumor-activity-of-lenvatinib-in-combination-with-everolimus
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Masahiro Matsuki, Yusuke Adachi, Yoichi Ozawa, Takayuki Kimura, Taisuke Hoshi, Kiyoshi Okamoto, Osamu Tohyama, Kaoru Mitsuhashi, Atsumi Yamaguchi, Junji Matsui, Yasuhiro Funahashi
The combination of lenvatinib-a multiple receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) inhibitor-plus everolimus-a mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor-significantly improved clinical outcomes versus everolimus monotherapy in a phase 2 clinical study of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Here, we investigated potential mechanisms underlying the antitumor activity of the combination treatment in preclinical RCC models. Lenvatinib plus everolimus showed greater antitumor activity than either monotherapy in 3 human RCC xenograft mouse models (A-498, Caki-1, and Caki-2)...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100275/cell-in-cell-structures-are-more-potent-predictors-of-outcome-than-senescence-or-apoptosis-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinomas
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Hannah Schenker, Maike Büttner-Herold, Rainer Fietkau, Luitpold V Distel
BACKGROUND: This study sheds light on cell inactivating processes with focus on the phenomenon of cell-in-cell (CIC). Cell-in-cell describes a cell process where one cell is being engulfed by another non-professional phagocyte. We determined frequency and prognostic impact of CIC structures (CICs) as well as of senescent and apoptotic cells in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC). METHODS: These different forms of cell inactivation as well as the proportion of proliferating and tumor cells were assessed in 169 pre-radiochemotherapy biopsies and 32 post-therapy tumor resections by immunohistochemistry of tissue microarrays...
January 18, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095743/adult-murine-pancreatic-progenitors-require-epidermal-growth-factor-and-nicotinamide-for-self-renewal-and-differentiation-in-a-serum-and-conditioned-medium-free-culture
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Lena Wedeken, Angela Luo, Jacob R Tremblay, Jeffrey Rawson, Liang Jin, Dan Gao, Janine Quijano, Hsun Teresa Ku
Adult pancreatic stem and progenitor cells may serve as an alternative source of insulin-secreting endocrine cells in cell replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes, but much remained unknown about these cells. We previously identified adult murine pancreatic progenitor-like cells that displayed in vitro self-renewal and tri-lineage differentiation activities in a three-dimensional colony/organoid assay containing 1% methylcellulose and 5% Matrigel. However, the presence of other undefined culture components, such as serum and conditioned medium, has prevented a complete understanding of the signals required for progenitor cell growth...
January 17, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073590/objective-detection-of-apoptosis-in-rat-renal-tissue-sections-using-light-microscopy-and-free-image-analysis-software-with-subsequent-machine-learning-detection-of-apoptosis-in-renal-tissue
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Nayana Damiani Macedo, Aline Rodrigues Buzin, Isabela Bastos Binotti Abreu de Araujo, Breno Valentim Nogueira, Tadeu Uggere de Andrade, Denise Coutinho Endringer, Dominik Lenz
OBJECTIVE: The current study proposes an automated machine learning approach for the quantification of cells in cell death pathways according to DNA fragmentation. METHODS: A total of 17 images of kidney histological slide samples from male Wistar rats were used. The slides were photographed using an Axio Zeiss Vert.A1 microscope with a 40x objective lens coupled with an Axio Cam MRC Zeiss camera and Zen 2012 software. The images were analyzed using CellProfiler (version 2...
December 28, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057727/indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-activity-is-associated-with-regulatory-t-cell-response-in-acute-puumala-hantavirus-infection
#10
Tuisku-Tuulia Koivula, Anni Tuulasvaara, Iivo Hetemäki, Mikko Hurme, Satu Mäkelä, Jukka Mustonen, Antti Vaheri, T Petteri Arstila
High indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) activity is associated with clinically severe acute infection caused by Puumala hantavirus. The immunoregulatory effects of IDO can be mediated either through metabolic control of effector T cells, caused by depletion of the essential amino acid tryptophan, or intercellular signaling and activation of regulatory T cell responses. Here we have studied 24 patients with acute PUUV infection to distinguish between these possibilities. Maximum IDO activity showed a significant positive correlation with FOXP3 expression levels in regulatory T cells, a quantitative surrogate marker for suppressive capability...
January 5, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033108/tissue-factor-promotes-breast-cancer-stem-cell-activity-in-vitro
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Hudhaifah Shaker, Hannah Harrison, Robert Clarke, Goran Landberg, Nigel J Bundred, Henri H Versteeg, Cliona C Kirwan
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a subpopulation of cells that can self-renew and initiate tumours. The clotting-initiating protein Tissue Factor (TF) promotes metastasis and may be overexpressed in cancer cells with increased CSC activity. We sought to determine whether TF promotes breast CSC activity in vitro using human breast cancer cell lines. TF expression was compared in anoikis-resistant (CSC-enriched) and unselected cells. In cells sorted into of TF-expressing and TF-negative (FACS), and in cells transfected to knockdown TF (siRNA) and overexpress TF (cDNA), CSC activity was compared by (i) mammosphere forming efficiency (MFE) (ii) holoclone colony formation (Hc) and (iii) ALDH1 activity...
December 13, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029547/improving-sensitivity-and-specificity-of-capturing-and-detecting-targeted-cancer-cells-with-anti-biofouling-polymer-coated-magnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Run Lin, Yuancheng Li, Tobey MacDonald, Hui Wu, James Provenzale, Xingui Peng, Jing Huang, Liya Wang, Andrew Y Wang, Jianyong Yang, Hui Mao
Detecting circulating tumor cells (CTCs) with high sensitivity and specificity is critical to management of metastatic cancers. Although immuno-magnetic technology for in vitro detection of CTCs has shown promising potential for clinical applications, the biofouling effect, i.e., non-specific adhesion of biomolecules and non-cancerous cells in complex biological samples to the surface of a device/probe, can reduce the sensitivity and specificity of cell detection. Reported herein is the application of anti-biofouling polyethylene glycol-block-allyl glycidyl ether copolymer (PEG-b-AGE) coated iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) to improve the separation of targeted tumor cells from aqueous phase in an external magnetic field...
February 1, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926847/probing-lipid-bilayers-under-ionic-imbalance
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Jiaqi Lin, Alfredo Alexander-Katz
Biological membranes are normally under a resting transmembrane potential (TMP), which originates from the ionic imbalance between extracellular fluids and cytosols, and serves as electric power storage for cells. In cell electroporation, the ionic imbalance builds up a high TMP, resulting in the poration of cell membranes. However, the relationship between ionic imbalance and TMP is not clearly understood, and little is known about the effect of ionic imbalance on the structure and dynamics of biological membranes...
December 6, 2016: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914268/anti-adhesive-antimicrobial-peptide-coating-prevents-catheter-associated-infection-in-a-mouse-urinary-infection-model
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Kai Yu, Joey C Y Lo, Mei Yan, Xiaoqiang Yang, Donald E Brooks, Robert E W Hancock, Dirk Lange, Jayachandran N Kizhakkedathu
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) represent one of the most common hospital acquired infections with significant economic consequences and increased patient morbidity. CAUTIs often start with pathogen adhesion and colonization on the catheter surface followed by biofilm formation. Current strategies to prevent CAUTIs are insufficiently effective and antimicrobial coatings based on antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) hold promise in curbing CAUTIs. Here we report an effective surface tethering strategy to prepare AMP coatings on polyurethane (PU), a common biomedical plastic used for catheter manufacture, by using an anti-adhesive hydrophilic polymer coating...
February 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911758/multimodal-imaging-for-dreadd-expressing-neurons-in-living-brain-and-their-application-to-implantation-of-ipsc-derived-neural-progenitors
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Bin Ji, Hiroyuki Kaneko, Takafumi Minamimoto, Haruhisa Inoue, Hiroki Takeuchi, Katsushi Kumata, Ming-Rong Zhang, Ichio Aoki, Chie Seki, Maiko Ono, Masaki Tokunaga, Satoshi Tsukamoto, Koji Tanabe, Ryong-Moon Shin, Takeharu Minamihisamatsu, Seiji Kito, Barry J Richmond, Tetsuya Suhara, Makoto Higuchi
: Chemogenetic manipulation of neuronal activities has been enabled by a designer receptor (designer receptor exclusively activated by designer drugs, DREADD) that is activated exclusively by clozapine-N-oxide (CNO). Here, we applied CNO as a functional reporter probe to positron emission tomography (PET) of DREADD in living brains. Mutant human M4 DREADD (hM4Di) expressed in transgenic (Tg) mouse neurons was visualized by PET with microdose [(11)C]CNO. Deactivation of DREADD-expressing neurons in these mice by nonradioactive CNO at a pharmacological dose could also be captured by arterial spin labeling MRI (ASL-MRI)...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910948/improved-in-cell-structure-determination-of-proteins-at-near-physiological-concentration
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Teppei Ikeya, Tomomi Hanashima, Saori Hosoya, Manato Shimazaki, Shiro Ikeda, Masaki Mishima, Peter Güntert, Yutaka Ito
Investigating three-dimensional (3D) structures of proteins in living cells by in-cell nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy opens an avenue towards understanding the structural basis of their functions and physical properties under physiological conditions inside cells. In-cell NMR provides data at atomic resolution non-invasively, and has been used to detect protein-protein interactions, thermodynamics of protein stability, the behavior of intrinsically disordered proteins, etc. in cells. However, so far only a single de novo 3D protein structure could be determined based on data derived only from in-cell NMR...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901098/tumor-specific-delivery-of-biologics-by-a-novel-t-cell-line-hozot
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Teppei Onishi, Hiroshi Tazawa, Yuuri Hashimoto, Makoto Takeuchi, Takeshi Otani, Shuji Nakamura, Fuminori Sakurai, Hiroyuki Mizuguchi, Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Yuzo Umeda, Yasuhiro Shirakawa, Yasuo Urata, Shunsuke Kagawa, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
"Cell-in-cell" denotes an invasive phenotype in which one cell actively internalizes in another. The novel human T-cell line HOZOT, established from human umbilical cord blood, was shown to penetrate a variety of human cancer cells but not normal cells. Oncolytic viruses are emerging as biological therapies for human cancers; however, efficient viral delivery is limited by a lack of tumor-specific homing and presence of pre-existing or therapy-induced neutralizing antibodies. Here, we report a new, intriguing approach using HOZOT cells to transmit biologics such as oncolytic viruses into human cancer cells by cell-in-cell invasion...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882290/mast-cell-interaction-with-neutrophils-in-human-gastric-carcinomas-ultrastructural-observations
#18
Antonio Ieni, Valeria Barresi, Giovanni Branca, Rosario Alberto Caruso, Giovanni Tuccari
Aim. The role of mast cells in cell-cell immune interactions has received increasing attention, although their functional interaction with neutrophils still remains to be clarified in tumors. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between mast cells and neutrophils in a series of gastric carcinomas (GC). Patients and Methods. 52 surgically resected GC specimens were routinely processed for both light and electron microscopy. Only cases showing both mast cells and neutrophils in the tumor stroma were considered in the analysis...
2016: Analytical Cellular Pathology (Amsterdam)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872496/inactivation-of-klf4-promotes-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-activates-the-map2k7-pathway
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Y Shen, C S Park, K Suppipat, T-A Mistretta, M Puppi, T M Horton, K Rabin, N S Gray, J P P Meijerink, H D Lacorazza
T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is an aggressive hematological malignancy with a high incidence of relapse in pediatric ALL. Although most T-ALL patients exhibit activating mutations in NOTCH1, the cooperating genetic events required to accelerate the onset of leukemia and worsen disease progression are largely unknown. Here, we show that the gene encoding the transcription factor KLF4 is inactivated by DNA methylation in children with T-ALL. In mice, loss of KLF4 accelerated the development of NOTCH1-induced T-ALL by enhancing the G1-to-S transition in leukemic cells and promoting the expansion of leukemia-initiating cells...
January 3, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865863/curcumin-promotes-the-oncoltyic-capacity-of-vesicular-stomatitis-virus-for-the-treatment-of-prostate-cancers
#20
Dylan J Fehl, Maryam Ahmed
Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) matrix (M) protein mutants have been studied as oncolytic agents due to their capacity to effectively kill cancer cells while exhibiting low virulence in vivo. Despite encouraging results, many cancer cells maintain resistance to oncolytic VSV mutants in part due to residual antiviral responses. We sought to determine whether combination of VSV with natural agents with anti-tumor properties, such as curcumin, resveratrol, and flavokavain B, would enhance tumor cell killing in a prostate cancer model...
January 15, 2017: Virus Research
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