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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204978/characterization-and-cytotoxic-effect-of-aqua-2-2-2-nitrilotriacetato-oxo-vanadium-salts-on-human-osteosarcoma-cells
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Aleksandra Tesmar, Dariusz Wyrzykowski, Rafał Kruszyński, Karolina Niska, Iwona Inkielewicz-Stępniak, Joanna Drzeżdżon, Dagmara Jacewicz, Lech Chmurzyński
The use of protonated N-heterocyclic compound, i.e. 2,2'-bipyridinium cation, [bpyH(+)], enabled to obtain the new nitrilotriacetate oxidovanadium(IV) salt of the stoichiometry [bpyH][VO(nta)(H2O)]H2O. The X-ray measurements have revealed that the compound comprises the discrete mononuclear [VO(nta)(H2O)](-) coordination ion that can be rarely found among other known compounds containing nitrilotriacetate oxidovanadium(IV) moieties. The antitumor activity of [bpyH][VO(nta)(H2O)]H2O and its phenanthroline analogue, [phenH][VO(nta)(H2O)](H2O)0...
February 15, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204828/tieg1-deficiency-confers-enhanced-myocardial-protection-in-the-infarcted-heart-by-mediating-the-pten-akt-signalling-pathway
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Mingqiu Cen, Pengfei Hu, Zhaobin Cai, Tianfu Fang, Jiancheng Zhang, Ming Lu
The transforming growth factor (TGF)-β-inducible early gene-1 (TIEG1) plays a crucial role in modulating cell apoptosis and proliferation in a number of diseases, including pancreatic cancer, leukaemia and osteoporosis. However, the functional role of TIEG1 in the heart has not been fully defined. In this study, we first investigated the role of TIEG1 in ischaemic heart disease. For in vitro experiments, cardiomyocytes were isolated from both TIEG1 knockout (KO) and wile-type (WT) mice, and the apoptotic ratios were evaluated after a 48‑h ischaemic insult...
March 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193562/evaluation-of-radioisotopic-and-non-radioisotopic-versions-of-local-lymph-node-assays-for-subcategorization-of-skin-sensitizers-compliant-to-un-ghs-rev-4
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Soojin Ha, Il Young Ahn, Da-Eun Kim, Jong Kwon Lee, Soojung Sohn, Mi-Sook Jung, Yong Heo, Takashi Omori, SeungJin Bae, Kyung-Min Lim
Recently UN GHS has introduced the sub-categorization of skin sensitizers for which ECt (concentration estimated to induce stimulation index above threshold) of the murine local lymph node assay (LLNA) is used as criteria. Non-radioisotopic variants of LLNA, LLNA: DA, LLNA: BrdU-ELISA, LNCC and LLNA: BrdU-FCM were developed yet their utilities for potency sub-categorization are not established. Here we assessed the agreement of LLNA variants with LLNA or human data in potency sub-categorization for 22 reference substances of OECD TG429...
February 10, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193499/growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-ghrh-promotes-metastatic-phenotypes-through-egfr-her2-transactivation-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Laura Muñoz-Moreno, Ana M Bajo, Juan C Prieto, María J Carmena
The involvement of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) in several relevant processes that contribute to prostate cancer progression was analyzed. Firstly, we evaluated GHRH effects on cell proliferation and adhesion in human cancer prostate cell lines, LNCaP and PC3, by using specific assays (BrdU incorporation and collagen adhesion). The expression levels of the main marker molecules of these processes were measured by RT-PCR, Western blotting and zymography assays. GHRH increased both cell proliferation and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) levels in LNCaP cells and in PC3 cells; however, such a rise was faster in the PC3 cells that represent the most aggressive stage of prostate cancer...
February 10, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193234/differential-timing-of-neurogenesis-underlies-dorsal-ventral-topographic-projection-of-olfactory-sensory-neurons
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Eerdunfu, Naoki Ihara, Bao Ligao, Yuji Ikegaya, Haruki Takeuchi
BACKGROUND: The mammalian primary olfactory system has a spatially-ordered projection in which olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) located in the dorsomedial (DM) and ventrolateral (VL) region of the olfactory epithelium (OE) send their axons to the dorsal and ventral region of the olfactory bulb (OB), respectively. We previously found that OSN axonal projections occur sequentially, from the DM to the VL region of the OE. The differential timing of axonal projections is important for olfactory map formation because early-arriving OSN axons secrete guidance cues at the OB to help navigate late-arriving OSN axons...
February 13, 2017: Neural Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192797/aberrant-buildup-of-all-trans-retinal-dimer-a-nonpyridinium-bisretinoid-lipofuscin-fluorophore-contributes-to-the-degeneration-of-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium
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Junli Zhao, Yi Liao, Jingmeng Chen, Xinran Dong, Zhan Gao, Houjian Zhang, Xiaodan Wu, Zuguo Liu, Yalin Wu
Purpose: Nondegradable fluorophores that accumulate as deleterious lipofuscin of RPE are involved in pathological mechanisms leading to the degeneration of RPE in AMD. A2E, a major component of RPE lipofuscin, could cause damage to RPE cells. Nevertheless, all-trans-retinal dimer (atRAL dimer) was found to be much more abundant than that of A2E in eyes of Abca4-/-Rdh8-/- double-knockout (DKO) mice, a rodent model showing the typical characteristics of retinopathies in AMD patients. Our aim was to elucidate the effect and mechanism of atRAL dimer-induced RPE degeneration...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178593/the-role-of-histamine-in-the-regulation-of-the-viability-proliferation-and-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-secretion-of-rat-wound-fibroblasts
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Monika Wolak, Ewa Bojanowska, Teresa Staszewska, Joanna Ciosek, Marlena Juszczak, Jacek Drobnik
BACKGROUND: Inflammation mediators play a regulatory role in repair processes. The study will examine the influence of histamine on wound fibroblast metabolic activity, viability, proliferation, and TGFβ1 secretion. The study also will identify the histamine receptor involved in regulation of the tested repair processes. METHODS: Fibroblasts were obtained from the granulation tissue of wounds or intact dermis of rats. The MTT and BrdU assays were used to examine the effect of histamine (10(-8)M-10(-4)M) on the viability and metabolic activity of fibroblasts, and on their proliferative capacity...
November 15, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177695/apoptosis-of-rat-hepatic-stellate-cells-induced-by-diallyl-trisulfide-and-proteomics-profiling-in-vitro
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Yajie Zhang, Xiaoming Zhou, Lipeng Xu, Lulu Wang, Jinling Liu, Jing Ye, Pengxin Qiu, Qinghua Liu
Diallyl trisulfide (DATS), a major garlic derivative, inhibits cell proliferation and triggers apoptosis in a variety of cancer cell lines. However, the effects of DATS on hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) remain unknown. The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of DATS on cell proliferation and apoptosis, as well as the protein expression profile in rat HSCs. Rat HSCs were treated with or without 12 and 24 μg/mL DATS for various time intervals. Cell proliferation and apoptosis were determined using tetrazolium dye (MTT) colorimetric assay, bromodeoxyuridine (5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine; BrdU) assay, Hoechst 33342 staining, electroscopy, and flow cytometry...
November 18, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167296/physical-and-functional-interactions-between-ell2-and-rb-in-the-suppression-of-prostate-cancer-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion
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Xiaonan Qiu, Laura E Pascal, Qiong Song, Yachen Zang, Junkui Ai, Katherine J O'Malley, Joel B Nelson, Zhou Wang
Elongation factor, RNA polymerase II, 2 (ELL2) is expressed and regulated by androgens in the prostate. ELL2 and ELL-associated factor 2 (EAF2) form a stable complex, and their orthologs in Caenorhabditis elegans appear to be functionally similar. In C. elegans, the EAF2 ortholog eaf-1 was reported to interact with the retinoblastoma (RB) pathway to control development and fertility in worms. Because RB loss is frequent in prostate cancer, ELL2 interaction with RB might be important for prostate homeostasis...
February 3, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165569/effect-of-mir-212-targeting-tcf7l2-on-the-proliferation-and-metastasis-of-cervical-cancer
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C Zhou, D-M Tan, L Chen, X-Y Xu, C-C Sun, L-J Zong, S Han, Y-Z Zhang
OBJECTIVE: MicroRNAs (miRs) function as either oncogenes or tumor suppressors in the progression of various human cancers, including cervical cancer. This study aimed to explore the role of miR-212 in cervical cancer and the mechanisms underlying this role. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and Western blot assays were used to determine the expression levels of miR-212 and TCF7L2 in the cervical cancer cells. Cell proliferation invasion was examined using BrdU assays and transwell, respectively...
January 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164719/phytochemical-analysis-antiproliferative-and-antioxidant-activities-of-chrozophora-tinctoria-a-natural-dye-plant
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Feyza Oke-Altuntas, Selma Ipekcioglu, Ayse Sahin Yaglioglu, Lutfi Behcet, Ibrahim Demirtas
CONTEXT: Chrozophora tinctoria (L.) A. Juss. (Euphorbiaceae) is known as 'dyer's-croton' and used to obtain dye substances. Recently, natural antioxidants and colorants have been of interest because of their safety and therapeutic effects. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the antiproliferative and antioxidant activities of the various extracts and fractions from C. tinctoria and analyzes their phytochemical contents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The aerial parts of C...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161479/canthin-6-one-induces-cell-death-cell-cycle-arrest-and-differentiation-in-human-myeloid-leukemia-cells
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Heron F Vieira Torquato, Antonio C Ribeiro-Filho, Marcus V Buri, Roberto T Araújo Júnior, Renata Pimenta, José Salvador R de Oliveira, Valdir C Filho, Antonio Macho, Edgar J Paredes-Gamero, Domingos T de Oliveira Martins
BACKGROUND: Canthin-6-one is a natural product isolated from various plant genera and from fungi with potential antitumor activity. In the present study, we evaluate the antitumor effects of canthin-6-one in human myeloid leukemia lineages. METHODS: Kasumi-1 lineage was used as a model for acute myeloid leukemia. Cells were treated with canthin-6-one and cell death, cell cycle and differentiation were evaluated in both total cells (Lin(+)) and leukemia stem cell population (CD34(+)CD38(-)Lin(-/low))...
February 1, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160167/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-vpa-and-tsa-induce-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells
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Maria Saveria Gilardini Montani, Marisa Granato, Claudio Santoni, Paola Del Porto, Nicolò Merendino, Gabriella D'Orazi, Alberto Faggioni, Mara Cirone
PURPOSE: Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) are anti-neoplastic agents that are known to affect the growth of different cancer types, but their underlying mechanisms are still incompletely understood. Here, we compared the effects of two HDACi, i.e., Trichostatin A (TSA) and Valproic Acid (VPA), on the induction of cell death and autophagy in pancreatic cancer-derived cells that exhibit a high metastatic capacity and carry KRAS/p53 double mutations. METHODS: Cell viability and proliferation tests were carried out using Trypan blue dye exclusion, MTT and BrdU assays...
February 3, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159477/assessment-of-skin-sensitization-under-reach-a-case-report-on-vehicle-choice-in-the-llna-and-its-crucial-role-preventing-false-positive-results
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Nico Watzek, Franz Berger, Susanne Noreen Kolle, Tanja Kaufmann, Matthias Becker, Bennard van Ravenzwaay
In the EU, chemicals with a production or import volume in quantities of one metric ton per year or more have to be tested for skin sensitizing properties under the REACH regulation. The murine Local Lymph Node Assay (LLNA) and its modifications are widely used to fulfil the data requirement, as it is currently considered the first-choice method for in vivo testing to cover this endpoint. This manuscript describes a case study highlighting the importance of understanding the chemistry of the test material during testing for 'skin sensitization' of MCDA (mixture of 2,4- and 2,6-diamino-methylcyclohexane) with particular focus on the vehicle used...
January 31, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155152/detecting-neuronal-differentiation-markers-in-newborn-cells-of-the-adult-brain
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Sara Bonzano, Silvia De Marchis
Adult neurogenesis is the lifelong generation of new neurons that occurs into restricted regions of the adult mammalian brain, namely the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus and the olfactory bulb. In this chapter, we describe the procedures aimed to investigate adult neurogenesis in the murine brain. Specifically, we explain how to inject into animals exogenous markers of proliferation (i.e., BrdU) and prepare brain tissues to perform immunofluorescence reactions for neuronal markers in combination with BrdU staining...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154085/loss-of-foxm1-promotes-erythropoiesis-through-increased-proliferation-of-erythroid-progenitors
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Minyoung Youn, Nan Wang, Corinne LaVasseur, Elena Bibikova, Sharon Kam, Bertil Glader, Kathleen M Sakamoto, Anupama Narla
FOXM1 belongs to the fork head/winged-helix family of transcription factors and regulates a network of proliferation-associated genes. Its abnormal upregulation has been shown to be a key driver of cancer progression and an initiating factor in oncogenesis. FOXM1 is also highly expressed in stem/progenitor cells and inhibits their differentiation, suggesting that FOXM1 plays a role in the maintenance of multipotency. However, the exact molecular mechanisms by which FOXM1 regulates human stem/progenitor cells are still uncharacterized...
February 2, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150071/heterodimeric-interaction-between-gkn2-and-tff1-entails-synergistic-antiproliferative-and-pro-apoptotic-effects-on-gastric-cancer-cells
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Olga Kim, Jung Hwan Yoon, Won Suk Choi, Hassan Ashktorab, Duane T Smoot, Suk Woo Nam, Jung Young Lee, Won Sang Park
BACKGROUND: GKN2 and TFF1 form a heterodimer that is only generated in the mucus-secreting cells of the normal stomach. The formation of this heterodimer is frequently disrupted in gastric cancer. However, the precise roles of GKN2 alone and in the heterodimer with TFF1 as well as the contributions of GKN2 and the heterodimer to gastric carcinogenesis are poorly understood. METHODS: Cell viability, proliferation, and apoptosis were analyzed in AGS, MKN1, MKN28, and MKN45 gastric cancer cells transfected with GKN2 and/or TFF1 using MTT, BrdU incorporation, and apoptosis assays, respectively...
February 1, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148279/aberrant-activation-of-hedgehog-signaling-promotes-cell-proliferation-via-the-transcriptional-activation-of-forkhead-box-m1-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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DeJie Wang, Guohui Hu, Ying Du, Cheng Zhang, Quqin Lu, Nonghua Lv, Shiwen Luo
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that the aberrant activation of Hedgehog (Hh) signaling by Gli transcription factors is characteristic of a variety of aggressive human carcinomas, including colorectal cancer (CRC). Forkhead box M1 (FoxM1) controls the expression of a number of cell cycle regulatory proteins, and FoxM1 expression is elevated in a broad range of human malignancies, which suggests that it plays a crucial role in tumorigenesis. However, the mechanisms underlying FoxM1 expression are not fully understood...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147247/evidence-of-brdu-positive-retinal-neurons-after-application-of-an-alpha7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-agonist
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Mark K Webster, Cynthia A Cooley-Themm, Joseph D Barnett, Harrison B Bach, Jessica M Vainner, Sarah E Webster, Cindy L Linn
Irreversible vision loss due to disease or age is responsible for a reduced quality of life. The experiments in this study test the hypothesis that the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist, PNU-282987, leads to the generation of retinal neurons in an adult mammalian retina in the absence of retinal injury or exogenous growth factors. Using antibodies against BrdU, retinal ganglion cells, progenitor cells and Müller glia, the results of this study demonstrate that multiple types of retinal cells and neurons are generated after eye drop application of PNU-282987 in adult Long Evans rats in a dose-dependent manner...
January 29, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142331/differential-cytotoxic-and-inflammatory-potency-of-amorphous-silicon-dioxide-nanoparticles-of-similar-size-in-multiple-cell-lines
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Dalibor Breznan, Dharani D Das, Julie S O'Brien, Christine MacKinnon-Roy, Surendra Nimesh, Ngoc Q Vuong, Stéphane Bernatchez, Nimal DeSilva, Myriam Hill, Prem Kumarathasan, Renaud Vincent
The likelihood of environmental and health impacts of silicon dioxide nanoparticles (SiNPs) has risen, due to their increased use in products and applications. The biological potency of a set of similarly-sized amorphous SiNPs was investigated in a variety of cells to examine the influence of physico-chemical and biological factors on their toxicity. Cellular LDH and ATP, BrdU incorporation, resazurin reduction and cytokine release were measured in human epithelial A549, human THP-1 and mouse J774A.1 macrophage cells exposed for 24 h to suspensions of 5-15, 10-20 and 12 nm SiNPs and reference particles...
February 1, 2017: Nanotoxicology
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