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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335518/new-chiral-ebselen-analogues-with-antioxidant-and-cytotoxic-potential
#1
Agata J Pacuła, Katarzyna B Kaczor, Jędrzej Antosiewicz, Anna Janecka, Angelika Długosz, Tomasz Janecki, Andrzej Wojtczak, Jacek Ścianowski
New chiral camphane-derived benzisoselenazol-3(2H)-ones and corresponding diselenides have been synthetized using a convenient one-pot procedure. Se-N bond was efficiently converted to an Se-Se bond, which could also be easily re-oxidized to the initial benzisoselenazolone moiety. The antioxidant activity of camphor derivatives was evaluated and compared to the reactivity of a series of N-amino acid benzisoselenazol-3(2H)-ones obtained by a modified procedure involving the improved synthesis and isolation of the diseleno bis(dibenzoic) acid...
March 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335497/ginsenoside-ppd-s-antitumor-effect-via-down-regulation-of-mtor-revealed-by-super-resolution-imaging
#2
Bo Teng, Junguang Jiang, Lijing Zhao, Jing Gao, Junyu Chen, Zhe Liu, Hongda Wang, Binfeng Lu
Derived from Panax ginseng, the natural product 20(S)-Protopanaxadiol (PPD) has been reported for its cytotoxicity against several cancer cell lines. The molecular mechanism is, however, not well understood. Here we show that PPD significantly inhibits proliferation, induces apoptosis and causes G2/M cell cycle arrest in human laryngeal carcinoma cells (Hep-2 cells). PPD also decreases the levels of proteins related to cell proliferation. Moreover, PPD-induced apoptosis is characterized by a dose-dependent down-regulation of Bcl-2 expression and up-regulation of Bax, and is accompanied by the activation of Caspase-3 as well...
March 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334971/expanding-glycosaminoglycan-chemical-space-towards-the-creation-of-sulfated-analogs-novel-polymers-and-chimeric-constructs
#3
Rachel S Lane, Kalib St Ange, Behnam Zolghadr, Xinyue Liu, Christina Schäffer, Robert J Linhardt, Paul L DeAngelis
Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) have therapeutic potential in areas ranging from angiogenesis, inflammation, hemostasis and cancer. GAG bioactivity is conferred by intrinsic structural features, such as disaccharide composition, glycosidic linkages and sulfation pattern. Unfortunately, the in vitro enzymatic synthesis of defined GAGs is quite restricted by a limited understanding of current GAG synthases and modifying enzymes. Our work provides insights into GAG-active enzymes through the creation of sulfated oligosaccharides, a new polysaccharide and chimeric polymers...
March 17, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333112/synthesis-and-cytotoxicity-of-n-substituted-dibenzo-a-j-xanthene-3-11-dicarboxamide-derivatives
#4
Yongbin Song, Yihui Yang, Lijun Wu, Naiwei Dong, Shang Gao, Hongrui Ji, Xia Du, Bo Liu, Guoyou Chen
In order to study the structure-activity relationships of xanthene derivatives, four series of N-substituted 14-aryl-14H-dibenzo[a,j]xanthene-3,11-dicarboxamide derivatives were synthesized. The structures of all compounds were identified by ¹H-NMR, HR-MS and IR spectra, in which compounds 6a-h were further identified by (13)C-NMR spectra. The in vitro antitumor activity of the synthesized compounds was tested by MTT assay. Most of them displayed strong inhibitory activity on human hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines (SK-HEP-1, HepG2 and SMMC-7721 cells) and acute promyelocytic leukemia NB4 cells...
March 23, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323126/elita-consensus-statements-on-use-of-daas-in-liver-transplant-candidates-and-recipients
#5
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Luca S Belli, Christophe Duvoux, Thomas Berg, Mario Strazzabosco, Stefano Fagiuoli, Saye Khoo, Georges Philippe Pageaux, Isabelle Colle, Massimo Puoti, Audrey Coilly, Didier Samuel, Marina Berenguer
The advent of safe and highly effective direct acting antivirals (DAA) had huge implications for the HCV transplant field and changed our management of both, patients on the waiting list and those with HCV graft reinfection after Liver Transplantation (LT). When treating HCV infection before LT, HCV reinfection of the graft may be prevented in nearly all patients. In addition some candidates show a remarkable clinical improvement and are possibly delisted. Alternatively, HCV infection can be treated post LT either soon after the transplant, taking advantage of the removal of the infected native liver, or at the time of disease recurrence as done in the past...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322389/alteration-of-pancreatic-carcinoma-and-promyeloblastic-cell-adhesion-in-liver-microvasculature-by-co-culture-of-hepatocytes-hepatic-stellate-cells-and-endothelial-cells-in-a-physiologically-relevant-model
#6
Mathieu Danoy, Marie Shinohara, Astia Rizki-Safitri, Dominique Collard, Vincent Senez, Yasuyuki Sakai
In vitro models of the liver microvasculature, especially with respect to cancer cell extravasation, should include not only endothelial and cancer cells but also surrounding cells to mimic the physiological situation. To this end, in the present study, we established a physiologically-relevant hierarchical co-culture model by stacking layers of primary rat hepatocytes (Hep), hepatic stellate cells embedded in collagen gel (LX-2) and endothelial cells (HUVECs) on a specially designed oxygen-permeable polydimethylsiloxane PDMS bottom plate...
March 21, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321779/transfection-of-bovine-fetal-fibroblast-with-polyethylenimine-pei-nanoparticles-effect-of-particle-size-and-presence-of-fetal-bovine-serum-on-transgene-delivery-and-cytotoxicity
#7
D O Forcato, A E Fili, F E Alustiza, J M Lázaro Martínez, S Bongiovanni Abel, M F Olmos Nicotra, A P Alessio, N Rodríguez, C Barbero, P Bosch
The development of efficient transfection protocols for livestock cells is crucial for implementation of cell-based transgenic methods to produce genetically modified animals. We synthetized fully deacylated linear 22, 87 and 217 kDa polyethylenimine (PEI) nanoparticles and compared their transfection efficiency and cytotoxicity to commercial branched 25 kDa PEI and linear 58 kDa poly(allylamine) hydrochloride. We studied the effect of PEI size and presence of serum on transfection efficiency on primary cultures of bovine fetal fibroblasts and established cells lines (HEK 293 and Hep G2)...
March 20, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315185/analysis-of-dfs70-pattern-and-impact-on-ana-screening-using-a-novel-hep-2-elite-dfs70-knockout-substrate
#8
Kishore Malyavantham, Lakshmanan Suresh
Indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) using human epithelial cell (HEp-2) substrate is a widely used and the recommended method for screening of antinuclear antibodies (ANA). Dense fine speckled (DFS70) pattern on HEp-2 has been widely reported in various healthy and disease groups. Interpretation of DFS70 pattern can be challenging on a conventional HEp-2 substrate due to its similarity to some of the disease associated patterns. The high prevalence of DFS70 autoantibodies in normal population, lack of association with a particular disease group and a general negative association with systemic and ANA associated autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARD/AARD) necessitates the confirmation of DFS70 pattern...
December 2017: Auto- Immunity Highlights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306723/the-redefinition-of-helicobacter-pylori-lipopolysaccharide-o-antigen-and-core-oligosaccharide-domains
#9
Hong Li, Tiandi Yang, Tingting Liao, Aleksandra W Debowski, Hans-Olof Nilsson, Alma Fulurija, Stuart M Haslam, Barbara Mulloy, Anne Dell, Keith A Stubbs, Barry J Marshall, Mohammed Benghezal
Helicobacter pylori lipopolysaccharide promotes chronic gastric colonisation through O-antigen host mimicry and resistance to mucosal antimicrobial peptides mediated primarily by modifications of the lipid A. The structural organisation of the core and O-antigen domains of H. pylori lipopolysaccharide remains unclear, as the O-antigen attachment site has still to be identified experimentally. Here, structural investigations of lipopolysaccharides purified from two wild-type strains and the O-antigen ligase mutant revealed that the H...
March 17, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297582/human-stem-cell-derived-endothelial-hepatic-platform-for-efficacy-testing-of-vascular-protective-metabolites-from-nutraceuticals
#10
Balakrishnan Chakrapani Narmada, Yeek Teck Goh, Huan Li, Sanjay Sinha, Hanry Yu, Christine Cheung
Atherosclerosis underlies many cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Nutraceuticals are emerging as a therapeutic moiety for restoring vascular health. Unlike small-molecule drugs, the complexity of ingredients in nutraceuticals often confounds evaluation of their efficacy in preclinical evaluation. It is recognized that the liver is a vital organ in processing complex compounds into bioactive metabolites. In this work, we developed a coculture system of human pluripotent stem cell-derived endothelial cells (hPSC-ECs) and human pluripotent stem cell-derived hepatocytes (hPSC-HEPs) for predicting vascular-protective effects of nutraceuticals...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292015/evaluation-of-antioxidant-and-anticancer-activity-of-copper-oxide-nanoparticles-synthesized-using-medicinally-important-plant-extracts
#11
Dilaveez Rehana, D Mahendiran, R Senthil Kumar, A Kalilur Rahiman
Copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles were synthesized by green chemistry approach using different plant extracts obtained from the leaves of Azadirachta indica, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Murraya koenigii, Moringa oleifera and Tamarindus indica. In order to compare their efficiency, the same copper oxide nanoparticles was also synthesized by chemical method. Phytochemical screening of the leaf extracts showed the presence of carbohydrates, flavonoids, glycosides, phenolic compounds, saponins, tannins, proteins and amino acids...
March 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286322/secreted-phosphoprotein-24kd-spp24-inhibits-growth-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-vivo
#12
Lifeng Lao, Jia Shen, Haijun Tian, Guibin Zhong, Samuel S Murray, Jeffrey C Wang
Several studies have shown that secreted phosphoprotein 24kD (Spp24) inhibits tumor growth. However, the effects of spp24 on hepatocellular carcinoma are not quite clear. In this study, we observed the inhibitory effect of spp24 on hepatocellular carcinoma in vivo. A subcutaneous hepatocellular carcinoma mice model was established by using Hep G2 cells. After sacrifice at day 40, tumor growth was assessed and tumor cell apoptosis and tumor cells proliferation were assessed by TUNEL assay and immunochemical analysis, respectively...
March 4, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276313/inhibition-of-mmp-2-expression-enhances-the-anti-tumor-effect-of-sorafenib-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-suppressing-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway
#13
Wenliang Tan, Sicong Zhu, Jun Cao, Lei Zhang, Wenda Li, Kairui Liu, Jinyi Zhong, Changzhen Shang, Yajin Chen
Sorafenib has been globally approved as the standard treatment for patients with advanced Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the response rate of HCC patients to sorafenib is limited due to tumor recurrence and metastasis. Therefore, seeking combined therapeutic strategies with sorafenib is necessary to improve the anti-tumor efficiency. Here we demonstrated that expression of MMP-2 positively correlated with the migration ability of HCC cells. Cells with higher MMP-2 expression (SK-HEP-1 cells) were less sensitive to sorafenib than those with lower MMP-2 expression (HepG2 cells)...
March 8, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275185/broadly-reactive-anti-rsv-g-antibodies-from-exposed-individuals-effectively-inhibit-infection-of-primary-airway-epithelial-cells
#14
B Cortjens, E Yasuda, X Yu, K Wagner, Y B Claassen, A Q Bakker, J B M van Woensel, T Beaumont
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes severe respiratory disease in young children. Antibodies specific for the RSV prefusion F protein have guided RSV vaccine research and in human serum these antibodies attribute to >90% of the neutralization response, however detailed insight in the composition of the human B cell repertoire against RSV is still largely unknown. In order to study the B cell repertoire of 3 healthy donors for specificity against RSV, CD27(+) memory B cells were isolated and immortalized using BCL6 and Bcl-xL...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272978/novel-recombinant-dna-vaccine-candidates-for-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus-preclinical-evaluation-of-immunogenicity-and-protection-efficiency
#15
Mohamed A Farrag, Haitham M Amer, Peter Öhlschläger, Maaweya E Hamad, Fahad N Almajhdi
The development of safe and potent vaccines for human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) is still a challenge for researchers worldwide. DNA-based immunization is currently a promising approach that has been used to generate human vaccines for different age groups. In this study, novel HRSV DNA vaccine candidates were generated and preclinically tested in BALB/c mice. Three different versions of the codon-optimized HRSV fusion (F) gene were individually cloned into the pPOE vector. The new recombinant vectors either express full-length (pPOE-F), secretory (pPOE-TF), or M282-90 linked (pPOE-FM2) forms of the F protein...
March 8, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270138/hepatocytes-express-the-antimicrobial-peptide-hbd-2-after-multiple-trauma-an-experimental-study-in-human-and-mice
#16
Stefanie Fitschen-Oestern, Matthias Weuster, Sebastian Lippross, Peter Behrendt, Sabine Fuchs, Thomas Pufe, Mersedeh Tohidnezhad, Andreas Bayer, Andreas Seekamp, Deike Varoga, Tim Klüter
BACKGROUND: Human-beta defensins (HBD) belong to the family of acute phase peptides and hold a broad antimicrobial spectrum that includes gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. HBD are up-regulated after severe injuries but the source of posttraumatic HBD expression has not been focused on before. In the current study we analysed the role of liver tissue in expression of HBD after multiple trauma in human and mice. METHODS: HBD-2 expression has been detected in plasma samples of 32 multiple trauma patients (ISS > 16) over 14 days after trauma by ELISA...
March 7, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266802/polydatin-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-laryngeal-cancer-and-hela-cells-via-suppression-of-the-pdgf-akt-signaling-pathway
#17
Haixia Li, Baoyuan Shi, Yanyun Li, Fengfang Yin
Polydatin (PD), a stilbene compound extracted from Polygonum cuspidatum, is suggested to possess anti-cancer activities, including inhibition of cell proliferation, cell cycle arrest, and induction of apoptosis. The platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)/AKT signaling pathway plays complex roles in tumor suppression. However, the effect of PD on the PDGF/AKT signaling pathway in laryngeal cancer and HeLa cells has not been explored. MTT assay and flow cytometry showed that PD inhibited cell proliferation and induced apoptosis in Hep-2 and AMC-HN-8 cells...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266682/immunomodulatory-effects-of-hericium-erinaceus-derived-polysaccharides-are-mediated-by-intestinal-immunology
#18
Xiaotong Sheng, Jingmin Yan, Yue Meng, Yuying Kang, Zhen Han, Guihua Tai, Yifa Zhou, Hairong Cheng
This study was aimed at investigating the immunomodulating activity of Hericium erinaceus polysaccharide (HEP) in mice, by assessing splenic lymphocyte proliferation (cell-mediated immunity), serum hemolysin levels (humoral immunity), phagocytic capacity of peritoneal cavity phagocytes (macrophage phagocytosis), and NK cell activity. ELISA of immunoglobulin A (SIgA) in the lamina propria, and western blotting of small intestinal proteins were also performed to gain insight into the mechanism by which HEP affects the intestinal immune system...
March 7, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262527/quinoline-azetidinone-hybrids-synthesis-and-in-vitro-antiproliferation-activity-against-hep-g2-and-hep-3b-human-cell-lines
#19
S G Alegaon, P Parchure, L D Araujo, P S Salve, K R Alagawadi, S S Jalalpure, V M Kumbar
In search of new heterocyclic anticancer agents, a new quinoline-azetidinone hybrid template have been designed, synthesized and screened for their cytotoxic activity against human cancer cell lines such as Hep G2, and Hep 3B by the MTT assay and results were compared with paclitaxel, 5-fluorouracil and doxorubicin. Interestingly, some of the compounds were found significantly active against both cell lines. The compound 6f (IC50=0.04±0.01µM) exhibited potent antiproliferation activity against Hep G2 cell line, and 6j compound (IC50=0...
April 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259905/matrix-stiffness-regulates-the-proliferation-stemness-and-chemoresistance-of-laryngeal-squamous-cancer-cells
#20
Lian Hui, Jingru Zhang, Xiaoxu Ding, Xing Guo, Xuejun Jiang
Increasing evidence shows that matrix stiffness plays a critical role in affecting the phenotype and behavior of tumor cells. We report that matrix stiffness significantly regulated the proliferation and chemotherapeutic response of Hep-2 cells. Increasing substrate stiffness promotes the proliferation of Hep-2 cells. When cultured on soft gels, Hep-2 cells expressed higher level of stem cell markers. Following treatment with cisplatin or 5-FU, we observed reduced apoptosis in Hep-2 cells cultured on soft supports...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
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