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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723216/lycopene-inhibits-human-liver-adenocarcinoma-sk-hep-1-cells-metastasis-by-down-regulation-of-nadph-oxidase-4-protein-expression
#1
Bo-Yi Jhou, Tuzz-Ying Song, Inn Lee, Miao-Lin Hu, Nae-Cherng Yang
NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX4) with the sole function to produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) can be a molecular target to disrupt cancer metastasis. Several studies have indicated that lycopene exhibited anti-metastatic actions in vitro and in vivo. However, the role of NOX4 in the anti-metastatic action of lycopene remains unknown. Herein, we first confirmed the anti-metastatic effect of lycopene (0.1-5 μM) on human liver adenocarcinoma SK-Hep-1 cells. We showed that lycopene significantly inhibited NOX4 protein expression with the highest inhibition of 64...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722351/%C3%AE-mangostin-suppresses-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-invasion-through-inhibition-of-mmp-2-and-mmp-9-expression-and-activating-the-erk-and-jnk-pathways
#2
Chien-Feng Huang, Ying-Hock Teng, Fung-Jou Lu, Wen-Hung Hsu, Chia-Liang Lin, Chia-Chen Hung, Jai-Nien Tung, Yi-Hsien Hsieh, Chung-Jung Liu
β-mangostin is a dietary xanthone that has been reported to have the anticancer properties in some human cancer cell types. However, the antimetastatic effect and molecular mechanism of β-mangostin action in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells remain unknown. In this study, we found that β-mangostin did not induce cytotoxicity in human HCC cells (SK-Hep-1, Huh-7 and HA22T/VGH cells). β-mangostin could inhibit migration and invasion of human HCC cells. Meanwhile, β-mangostin significantly decreased the protein activities and expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9 via increasing the activation of MEK1/2, ERK1/2, MEK4 and JNK1/2 signaling pathways...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720432/adhesion-and-invasion-of-clostridium-perfringens-type-a-into-epithelial-cells
#3
Luis A Llanco, Viviane Nakano, Claudia T P de Moraes, Roxane M F Piazza, Mario J Avila-Campos
Clostridium perfringens is the causative agent for necrotic enteritis. It secretes the major virulence factors, and α- and NetB-toxins that are responsible for intestinal lesions. The TpeL toxin affects cell morphology by producing myonecrosis, but its role in the pathogenesis of necrotic enteritis is unclear. In this study, the presence of netB and tpeL genes in C. perfringens type A strains isolated from chickens with necrotic enteritis, their cytotoxic effects and role in adhesion and invasion of epithelial cells were evaluated...
July 7, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716739/phototoxicity-in-a-laryngeal-cancer-cell-line-enhanced-by-a-targeting-amphiphilic-chlorin-photosensitizer
#4
Milene N O Moritz, Carlos Rossa, Kleber T de Oliveira, Marciana P Uliana, Janice R Perussi
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been established in several countries as an alternative therapy for the treatment of various malignancies. This therapy involves the incorporation of a photosensitizer (PS) that is activated by visible light and form reactive oxygen species leading to target cell death by apoptosis or necrosis. Previously, our group has demonstrated that CHL-T (semi-synthesized from chlorophyll a and containing a linked solubilizing group TRISMA(®)) presented a pronounced potential to induce death in HeLa cell line after PDT...
July 14, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715861/synthesis-of-less-toxic-gold-nanorods-by-using-dodecylethyldimethylammonium-bromide-as-an-alternative-growth-directing-surfactant
#5
Joshua M Allen, Junpeng Xu, Maria Blahove, Stephanie A Canonico-May, Taylor J Santaloci, Martha E Braselton, John W Stone
Gold nanoparticles having a rod-like morphology are regularly investigated as potential nano-therapeutic materials owing to their interesting optical properties, facile surface modification, tunable aspect ratios, and low cytotoxicity. Gold nanorods are historically prepared starting from HAuCl4 in the presence of ascorbic acid, silver nitrate, and the growth directing surfactant, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB). While CTAB drives a rod-like morphology, it is known to be cytotoxic. This inherent toxicity is often addressed by removing or masking the native CTAB surfactant present on the nanorod surface...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713931/downregulation-of-mirna-26b-inhibits-cancer-proliferation-of-laryngeal-carcinoma-through-autophagy-by-targeting-ulk2-and-inactivation-of-the-pten-akt-pathway
#6
Shujing Wang, Dandan Guo, Congying Li
Laryngeal carcinoma is one of the most common tumors of the head and neck cancers, the pathogenesis of which remains yet unclear. It has been discovered through research that microRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role during the genesis of laryngeal carcinoma. In the present study we investigated the effect of miRNA-26b on the proliferation of laryngeal carcinoma and elucidated the potential underlying mechanisms in order to provide new targets for laryngeal carcinoma. Firstly, we found that miRNA-26b expression was significantly increased in patients with laryngeal carcinoma, compared with normal volunteers...
July 11, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708206/iqgap1-silencing-suppresses-the-malignant-characteristics-of-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells
#7
Xiaoxia Wang, Chun He, Chaohui Li, Benhong Ren, Qing Deng, Wei Gao, Binquan Wang
BACKGROUND: Laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) has a poor prognosis due to recurrence and metastasis. IQ-domain GTPase-activating protein 1 (IQGAP1), a scaffold protein, plays an important role in tumorigenesis and malignant development. In this study, we aimed to explore the role of IQGAP1 in LSCC. METHODS: Expression of IQGAP1 in human LSCC specimens was assessed by immunohistochemistry. We also evaluated the roles of IQGAP1 in cell proliferation, migration and invasion and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in Hep-2 cells...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706487/pekinenin-e-inhibits-the-growth-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-promoting-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-cell-death
#8
Lu Fan, Qingling Xiao, Yanyan Chen, Gang Chen, Jinao Duan, Weiwei Tao
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a malignant primary liver cancer with poor prognosis. In the present study, we report that pekinenin E (PE), a casbane diterpenoid derived from the roots of Euphorbia pekinensis, has a strong antitumor activity against human HCC cells both in vitro and in vivo. PE suppressed the growth of human HCC cells Hep G2 and SMMC-7721. In addition, PE-mediated endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress caused increasing expressions of C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP), leading to apoptosis in HCC cells both in vitro and in vivo...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701716/glyat-regulates-jnk-mediated-cell-death-in-drosophila
#9
Pu Ren, Wenzhe Li, Lei Xue
Cell death is a fundamental progress that regulates cell number, tissue homeostasis and organ size in development. The c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) pathway has been evolutionarily conserved from fly to human, and plays essential roles in regulating cell death. To characterize additional genes that regulate JNK signaling, we performed a genetic screen in Drosophila and identified dGLYAT, a novel gene whose function was previously unknown, as a modulator of JNK-mediated cell death. We found that loss of dGLYAT suppressed JNK activation and cell death triggered by over-expression of Egr or Hep, or depletion of puc or lgl in development, suggesting dGLYAT regulates both ectopic and physiological functions of JNK pathway...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700657/increased-transgene-expression-level-of-rabies-virus-vector-for-transsynaptic-tracing
#10
Shinya Ohara, Yasuhiro Sota, Sho Sato, Ken-Ichiro Tsutsui, Toshio Iijima
Viral vectors that can infect neurons transsynaptically and can strongly express foreign genes are useful for investigating the organization of neural circuits. We previously developed a propagation-competent rabies virus (RV) vector based on a highly attenuated HEP-Flury strain (rHEP5.0-CVSG), which selectively infects neurons and propagates between synaptically connected neurons in a retrograde direction. Its relatively low level of transgene expression, however, makes immunostaining necessary to visualize the morphological features of infected neurons...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698456/combining-nmr-spectroscopy-and-chemometrics-to-monitor-structural-features-of-crude-hep-arin
#11
Lucio Mauri, Maria Marinozzi, Giulia Mazzini, Richard E Kolinski, Michael Karfunkle, David A Keire, Marco Guerrini
Because of the complexity and global nature of the heparin supply chain, the control of heparin quality during manufacturing steps is essential to ensure the safety of the final active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). For this reason, there is a need to develop consistent analytical methods able to assess the quality of heparin early in production (i.e., as the crude heparin before it is purified to API under cGMP conditions). Although a number of analytical techniques have been applied to characterize heparin APIs, few of them have been applied for crude heparin structure and composition analyses...
July 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698227/comparative-transcriptomics-of-hepatic-differentiation-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-and-adult-human-liver-tissue
#12
Nidal Ghosheh, Barbara Küppers-Munther, Annika Asplund, Josefina Edsbagge, Benjamin Ulfenborg, Tommy B Andersson, Petter Björquist, Christian X Andersson, Helena Carén, Stina Simonsson, Peter Sartipy, Jane Synnergren
Hepatocyte derived from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC-HEP) have the potential to replace presently used hepatocyte sources applied in liver disease treatment and models of drug discovery and development. Established hepatocyte differentiation protocols are effective and generate hepatocytes, which recapitulate some key features of their in vivo counterparts. However, generating mature hPSC-HEP remains a challenge. In this study, we applied transcriptomics to investigate the progress of in vitro hepatic differentiation of hPSCs at the developmental stages, definitive endoderm (DE), hepatoblasts, early hPSC-HEP, and mature hPSC-HEP, to identify functional targets that enhance efficient hepatocyte differentiation...
July 10, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697438/assessment-of-the-correlation-among-antibiotic-resistance-adherence-to-abiotic-and-biotic-surfaces-invasion-and-cytotoxicity-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolated-from-diseased-gilthead-sea-bream
#13
Faouzi Lamari, Ibtissem Chakroun, Sami Rtimi
Improper uses of antibiotics to treat fish disease pose an increase of multidrug resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. In order to escape host antimicrobial agents and induce cytotoxicity, different virulence properties are needed by these bacteria such as, biofilm formation, adhesion and invasion ability. This study was conducted to isolate Pseudomonas aeruginosa from diseased cultured gilthead sea bream. Seventeen isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa were identified by PCR. All of the isolates tested were susceptible to Gentamicin and Ciprofloxacin...
July 1, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692632/high-habitual-physical-activity-improves-acute-energy-compensation-in-nonobese-adults
#14
Kristine Beaulieu, Mark Hopkins, Cecilia Long, John Blundell, Graham Finlayson
PURPOSE: Evidence suggests that homeostatic satiety signalling is enhanced with higher levels of physical activity (PA), with active individuals demonstrating an improved ability to compensate for previous energy intake (EI). However, prior studies lacked objective assessment of both PA level and EI. This study examined the effect of objectively-measured PA level on homeostatic (energy compensation) and hedonic (liking and wanting) responses to high-energy (HEP), low-energy (LEP) and control preloads...
July 7, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691856/chemical-constituents-from-the-leaves-of-pinus-dalatensis-ferr%C3%A3
#15
Nguyen Hoang Sa, Nguyen Thanh Tam, Nguyen Thi Hoang Anh, Tran Duc Quan, Dao Duc Thien, Dinh Thi Phong, Tran Van Sung, Trinh Thi Thuy
A phytochemical study of n-hexane and ethyl acetate extracts of Pinus dalatensis Ferré leaves led to the isolation of 11 compounds, including one caryolane sesquiterpenoid (1), five labdane diterpenoids (2, 3, 4, 5, 6), one serratane triterpenoid (7), one diacylated flavonoid glucoside (8), one stilbenoid (9) and two sterols (10, 11). The structural characterisation of the isolated compounds was elucidated by spectroscopic data and comparison with the literature report on the chemical constituents from Pinus dalatensis Ferré...
July 10, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689856/restrictions-on-access-to-direct-acting-antivirals-for-people-who-inject-drugs-the-european-hep-core-study-and-the-role-of-patient-groups-in-monitoring-national-hcv-responses
#16
J V Lazarus, K Safreed-Harmon, S R Stumo, M Jauffret-Roustide, M Maticic, T Reic, E Schatz, J Tallada, M Harris
In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) called for the elimination of viral hepatitis as a public health threat and established the targets of achieving an 80% reduction in new infections and a 65% reduction in deaths from the hepatitis C virus (HCV) by 2030. If European countries are to come close to reaching the WHO targets, they must squarely address the HCV prevention, testing and treatment needs of people who inject drugs (PWID). This viewpoint reports on findings from the 2016 European Hep-CORE study, which was unique in its utilisation of patient groups as a source of hepatitis policy information...
July 6, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679292/cytotoxic-gelsedine-type-indole-alkaloids-from-gelsemium-elegans
#17
Hai-Tao Wang, Yan-Chun Yang, Xia Mao, Ying Wang, Rui Huang
The ethanol extract of the leaves and branches of Gelsemium elegans afforded three new gelsedine-type indole alkaloids, 11-methoxy-14,15-dihydroxyhumantenmine (1), 11-methoxy-14,15-dihydroxy-19-oxogelsenicine (2), and 11-methoxy-14-hydroxygelsedilam (3), along with one known alkaloid 11-methoxy-14-hydroxyhumantenmine (4). The structures of isolated compounds were established based on 1D and 2D ((1)H-(1)H COSY, HMQC, and HMBC) NMR spectroscopy, in addition to high-resolution mass spectrometry. The isolated alkaloids were tested in vitro for cytotoxic potential against four laryngeal tumor cell lines including Hep-2, LSC-1, TR-LCC-1, and FD-LSC-1...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678963/scientometric-indicators-for-brazilian-research-on-high-energy-physics-1983-2013
#18
Gonzalo R Alvarez, Samile A S Vanz, Marcia C Barbosa
This article presents an analysis of Brazilian research on High Energy Physics (HEP) indexed by Web of Science (WoS) from 1983 to 2013. Scientometric indicators for output, collaboration and impact were used to characterize the field under study. The results show that the Brazilian articles account for 3% of total HEP research worldwide and that the sharp rise in the scientific activity between 2009 and 2013 may have resulted from the consolidation of graduate programs, the increase of the funding and of the international collaboration as well as the implementation of the Rede Nacional de Física de Altas Energias (RENAFAE) in 2008...
June 29, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678474/methylcobalamin-dependent-radical-sam-c-methyltransferase-fom3-recognizes-cytidylyl-2-hydroxyethylphosphonate-and-catalyzes-the-nonstereoselective-c-methylation-in-fosfomycin-biosynthesis
#19
Shusuke Sato, Fumitaka Kudo, Seung-Young Kim, Tomohisa Kuzuyama, Tadashi Eguchi
A methylcobalamin (MeCbl)-dependent radical S-adenosyl-l-methionine (SAM) methyltransferase Fom3 was found to catalyze the C-methylation of cytidylyl-2-hydroxyethylphosphonate (HEP-CMP) to give cytidylyl-2-hydroxypropylphosphonate (HPP-CMP), although it was originally proposed to catalyze the C-methylation of 2-hydroxyethylphosphonate to give 2-hydroxypropylphosphonate in the biosynthesis of a unique C-P bond containing antibiotic fosfomycin in Streptomyces. Unexpectedly, the Fom3 reaction product from HEP-CMP was almost a 1:1 diastereomeric mixture of HPP-CMP, indicating that the C-methylation is not stereoselective...
July 7, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672193/quantitative-differentiation-of-multiple-virus-in-blood-using-nanoporous-silicon-oxide-immunosensor-and-artificial-neural-network
#20
W Chakraborty, R Ray, N Samanta, C RoyChaudhuri
In spite of the rapid developments in various nanosensor technologies, it still remains challenging to realize a reliable ultrasensitive electrical biosensing platform which will be able to detect multiple viruses in blood simultaneously with a fairly high reproducibility without using secondary labels. In this paper, we have reported quantitative differentiation of Hep-B and Hep-C viruses in blood using nanoporous silicon oxide immunosensor array and artificial neural network (ANN). The peak frequency output (fp) from the steady state sensitivity characteristics and the first cut off frequency (fc) from the transient characteristics have been considered as inputs to the multilayer ANN...
June 24, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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