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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549656/glycyrrhizin-and-glycyrrhetinic-acid-inhibits-alpha-naphthyl-isothiocyanate-induced-liver-injury-and-bile-acid-cycle-disruption
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Haina Wang, Zhong-Ze Fang, Ran Meng, Yun-Feng Cao, Naoki Tanaka, Kristopher W Krausz, Frank J Gonzalez
Alpha-naphthyl isothiocyanate (ANIT) is a common hepatotoxicant experimentally used to reproduce the pathologies of drug-induced liver injury in humans, but the mechanism of its toxicity remains unclear. To determine the metabolic alterations following ANIT exposure, metabolomic analyses was performed by use of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. Partial least squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) of liver, serum, bile, ileum, and cecum of vehicle- and ANIT-treated mice revealed significant alterations of individual bile acids, including increased tauroursodeoxycholic acid, taurohydrodeoxycholic acid, taurochenodeoxycholic acid, and taurodeoxycholic acid, and decreased ω-, β- and tauro-α/β- murideoxycholic acid, cholic acid, and taurocholic acid in the ANIT-treated groups...
May 23, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546919/cell-viability-and-extracellular-matrix-synthesis-in-a-co-culture-system-of-corneal-stromal-cells-and-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Ting Shen, Jiang Shen, Qing-Qing Zheng, Qiu-Shi Li, Hai-Lan Zhao, Lei Cui, Chao-Yang Hong
AIM: To investigate the impact of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) on cell viability and extracellular matrix (ECM) synthesis of corneal stromal cells (CSCs). METHODS: ADSCs and CSCs were obtained from the corneas of New Zealand white rabbits and indirectly co-cultured in vitro. The proliferative capacity of CSCs in the different groups was assessed by CCK-8 assays. Annexin V-fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)/proliferation indices (PI) assays were used to detect the apoptosis of CSCs...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545668/phenethyl-isothiocyanate-suppresses-cancer-stem-cell-properties-in-vitro-and-in-a-xenograft-model
#3
Ji Ho Yun, Kyung-A Kim, Gyhye Yoo, Sun Young Kim, Ji Min Shin, Jung Hoon Kim, Sang Hoon Jung, Jungho Kim, Chu Won Nho
BACKGROUND: Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a subset of cells within the bulk of a tumor that have the ability to self-renew and differentiate, and are thus associated with cancer invasion, metastasis, and recurrence. Phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) is a natural compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and is used as a cancer chemopreventive agent; however, its effects on CSCs are little known. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of PEITC on CSCs in this study by examining CSC properties...
July 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539718/azorella-compacta-infusion-activates-human-immune-cells-and-scavenges-free-radicals-in-vitro
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Lenka Tůmová, Zuzana Dučaiová, José Cheel, Ivan Vokřál, Beatriz Sepúlveda, Doris Vokurková
BACKGROUND: Azorella compacta is traditionally used in the form of tea (infusion), in the Andean region of South America, to treat various chronic diseases. However, the health-promoting properties of this herbal tea have not yet been extensively explored. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The free radical scavenging activity of A. compacta infusion (ACI) was evaluated by the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical and superoxide anion radical assays. The activation of immune cells by ACI, as determined by cell surface cluster of differentiation 69 expression, was measured by flow cytometry...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535746/de-novo-transcriptome-analysis-and-glucosinolate-profiling-in-watercress-nasturtium-officinale-r-br
#5
Jin Jeon, Sun Ju Bong, Jong Seok Park, Young-Kyu Park, Mariadhas Valan Arasu, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Sang Un Park
BACKGROUND: Watercress (Nasturtium officinale R. Br.) is an aquatic herb species that is a rich source of secondary metabolites such as glucosinolates. Among these glucosinolates, watercress contains high amounts of gluconasturtiin (2-phenethyl glucosinolate) and its hydrolysis product, 2-phennethyl isothiocyanate, which plays a role in suppressing tumor growth. However, the use of N. officinale as a source of herbal medicines is currently limited due to insufficient genomic and physiological information...
May 23, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535035/fabrication-of-anti-biofouling-plasma-filtration-membrane-by-electrospinning-process-using-photo-crosslinkable-zwitterionic-phospholipid-polymers
#6
Jiae Seo, Ji-Hun Seo
The goal of this study is to fabricate a stable plasma filtration membrane with anti-biofouling properties via an electrospinning process. To this end, a random-type copolymer consisting of zwitterionic phosphorylcholine (PC) groups and ultraviolet (UV)-crosslinkable phenyl azide groups was synthesized. The zwitterionic PC group provides anti-biofouling properties, and the phenyl azide group enables the stable maintenance of the fibrous nanostructure of hydrophilic zwitterion polymers in aqueous medium via a simple UV curing process...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534914/covalent-inhibition-of-protein-tyrosine-phosphatases
#7
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Kasi Viswanatharaju Ruddraraju, Zhong-Yin Zhang
Protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) are a large family of 107 signaling enzymes that catalyze the hydrolytic removal of phosphate groups from tyrosine residues in a target protein. The phosphorylation status of tyrosine residues on proteins serve as a ubiquitous mechanism for cellular signal transduction. Aberrant function of PTPs can lead to many human diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. As the number of disease relevant PTPs increases, there is urgency in developing highly potent inhibitors that are selective towards specific PTPs...
May 23, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532152/attractive-interactions-between-heteroallenes-and-the-cucurbituril-portal
#8
Ofer Reany, Amanda Li, Maayan Yefet, Michael K Gilson, Ehud Keinan
This study reports on the remarkable attractive interaction between organic azides and the portal carbonyls of cucurbiturils. Five homologous bis-α,ω-azidoethylammonium alkanes were prepared, where the number of methylene groups between the ammonium groups ranges from 4 to 8. Their interactions with cucurbit[6]uril were studied by NMR, IR and X-ray crystallography, and by computational methods. Remarkably, while the distance between the portal plane and most atoms at the guest end groups increase progressively with the molecular size, the β-nitrogen atoms maintain a constant distance from the portal plane in all homologs, pointing at a strong attractive interaction between the azide group and the portal...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530612/the-mechanism-of-deterioration-of-the-glucosinolate-myrosynase-system-in-radish-roots-during-cold-storage-after-harvest
#9
Jeong Gu Lee, Sooyeon Lim, Jongkee Kim, Eun Jin Lee
The hydrolysis of glucosinolates (GSLs) by myrosinase yields varieties of degradation products including isothiocyanates (ITCs). This process is controlled by the glucosinolate-myrosinase (G-M) system. The major ITCs in radish roots are raphasatin and sulforaphene (SFE), and the levels of these compounds decrease during storage after harvest. We investigated the G-M system to understand the mechanism behind the decrease in the ITCs in radish roots. Six varieties of radish roots were stored for 8weeks at 0-1...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530196/fluorescein-isothiocyanate-dyed-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-for-tracking-antioxidant-delivery
#10
Ladan Rashidi, Fariba Ganji, Ebrahim Vasheghani-Farahani
This study investigated the cellular uptake of fluorescein isothiocyanate-labelled mesoporous silica nanoparticles (FITC-MSNs), amine-functionalised FITC-MSNs (AP-FITC-MSNs) and their gallic acid (GA)-loaded counterparts. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles were labelled with fluorescein isothiocyanate, functionalised by 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES) (AP-FITC-MSNs) and then loaded by GA. All nanoparticles were characterised by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction...
June 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527633/anthelmintic-activity-of-cytochrome-p450-inhibitors-miconazole-and-clotrimazole-in-vitro-effect-on-the-liver-fluke-opisthorchis-felineus
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Viatcheslav A Mordvinov, Alexander G Shilov, Maria Y Pakharukova
Discovery of drugs for the treatment of opisthorchiasis and schistosomiasis is a high priority. The basic metabolic cytochrome P450 (CYP) system in parasitic flatworms contains a single gene. CYP of the liver fluke Opisthorchis felineus, the causative agent of opisthorchiasis, is important for survival of the worm, so may be a promising target for therapeutics against liver fluke infection. The aims of this study were: (i) to analyse in-vitro anthelmintic activity of various CYP inhibitors using standard motility and mortality assays against juvenile and adult O...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527427/photothermal-therapy-using-folate-conjugated-gold-nanoparticles-enhances-the-effects-of-6mv-x-ray-on-mouth-epidermal-carcinoma-cells
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Ali Neshastehriz, Mousa Tabei, Shayan Maleki, Samira Eynali, Ali Shakeri-Zadeh
The aim of this study was to develop an optimized method for preparation of folate conjugated gold nanoparticles (F-AuNPs) and to investigate its cytotoxic effects and cell apoptosis in combination with photothermal therapy (PTT) and radiotherapy (RT) for the treatment of mouth epidermal carcinoma cells KB. For this purpose, cells were treated with synthesized F-AuNPs at different concentrations for 6h and then irradiated them with laser beam (532nm, 0.5W/cm(2), 15min). After photothermal therapy, the cells were exposed to 6MV X-ray with a single dose of 2Gy...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523565/blood-brain-barrier-permeability-is-exacerbated-in-experimental-model-of-hepatic-encephalopathy-via-mmp-9-activation-and-downregulation-of-tight-junction-proteins
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Saurabh Dhanda, Rajat Sandhir
The present study was designed to investigate the mechanisms involved in blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability in bile duct ligation (BDL) model of chronic hepatic encephalopathy (HE). Four weeks after BDL surgery, a significant increase was observed in serum bilirubin levels. Masson trichrome staining revealed severe hepatic fibrosis in the BDL rats. (99m)Tc-mebrofenin retention was increased in the liver of BDL rats suggesting impaired hepatobiliary transport. An increase in permeability to sodium fluorescein, Evans blue, and fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-dextran along with increase in water and electrolyte content was observed in brain regions of BDL rats suggesting disrupted BBB...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521410/effect-of-momordica-charantia-protein-on-proliferation-apoptosis-and-the-akt-signal-transduction-pathway-in-the-human-endometrial-carcinoma-ishikawa-h-cell-line-in-vitro
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Hang-Zhi Gu, Rong-Rong Lin, Han-Chu Wang, Xue-Jie Zhu, Yan Hu, Fei-Yun Zheng
Endometrial carcinoma (EC) is one of the most common female malignancies, and there is an urgent requirement to explore new therapeutic strategies. In the present study, Ishikawa H cells were treated with Momordica charantia protein (MCP30). The cell morphology, growth inhibition rate, cell cycle distribution, and expression of phosphate and tensin homolog, P-AKT and AKT were measured. DNA fragmentation analysis and Annexin V-fluorescein isothiocyanate/propidium iodide double staining assay were used to analyze cell apoptosis...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515697/trpa1-channels-modify-trpv1-mediated-current-responses-in-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons
#15
Takayoshi Masuoka, Makiko Kudo, Yuka Yamashita, Junko Yoshida, Noriko Imaizumi, Ikunobu Muramatsu, Matomo Nishio, Takaharu Ishibashi
The transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channel is highly expressed in a subset of sensory neurons in the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) and trigeminal ganglia of experimental animals, responsible for nociception. Many researches have revealed that some TRPV1-positive neurons co-express the transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) channel whose activities are closely modulated by TRPV1 channel. However, it is less investigated whether the activities of TRPV1 channel are modulated by the presence of TRPA1 channel in primary sensory neurons...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515021/sulforaphene-an-isothiocyanate-present-in-radish-plants-inhibits-proliferation-of-human-breast-cancer-cells
#16
Anna Pawlik, Marta Wała, Aleksandra Hać, Agnieszka Felczykowska, Anna Herman-Antosiewicz
BACKGROUND: Isothiocyanates derived from the Brassicaceae plants possess chemopreventive and anticancer activities. One of them is sulforaphene (SF), which is abundant in Rhapanus sativus seeds. The underlying mechanism of its anticancer activity is still underexplored. PURPOSE: SF properties make it an interesting candidate for cancer prevention and therapy. Thus, it is crucial to characterize the mechanism of its activity. STUDY DESIGN: We investigated the mechanism of antiproliferative activity of SF in breast cancer cells differing in growth factor receptors status and lacking functional p53...
June 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512039/fluorescein-guided-surgery-for-high-grade-glioma-resection-an-intraoperative-contrast-enhancer
#17
Giuseppe Catapano, Francesco Giovanni Sgulò, Vincenzo Seneca, Giovanni Lepore, Laura Columbano, Giuseppe di Nuzzo
BACKGROUND: Fluorescein sodium salt is widely used in medicine as fluorescein isothiocyanate and commonly named fluorescein (FL). This fluorophore has been used as a fluorescent tracer for many applications, especially in ophthalmic surgery. The initial use in neuro-oncologic field occurred in 1948 in order to control tumor resection margins. After a transient disuse, it has recently had a second spring with the development of dedicated filters for operating microscope, although it is still under evaluation in clinical use...
May 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507674/highly-specific-c-c-bond-cleavage-induced-fret-fluorescence-for-in-vivo-biological-nitric-oxide-imaging
#18
Hua Li, Deliang Zhang, Mengna Gao, Lumei Huang, Longguang Tang, Zijing Li, Xiaoyuan Chen, Xianzhong Zhang
A novel Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) fluorescence "off-on" system based on the highly specific, sensitive and effective C-C bond cleavage of certain dihydropyridine derivatives was reported for real-time quantitative imaging of nitric oxide (NO). 1,4-Dihydropyridine was synthesized as a novel linker which could connect customized fluorophores and their corresponding quenchers. The specific and quantitative response to NO is confirmed using fluorescence spectrometry with the classical example of fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) and [4'-(N,N'-dimethylamino)phenylazo] benzoyl (DABCYL)...
March 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506700/synergistic-antimutagenic-effect-of-isothiocyanates-against-varied-mutagens
#19
Geetanjali Rampal, Tarunpreet Singh Thind, Rohit Arora, Adarsh Pal Vig, Saroj Arora
Although plant foods provide an array of nutrients in the human diet, our knowledge of how these nutrients are interacting among each other at molecular level is limited. Among these, glucosinolates are the most important secondary metabolites, which are readily hydrolyzed to a variety of products including isothiocyanates. The current study emphasizes on the antimutagenic potential of three isothiocyanates (ITCs) viz. allyl, benzyl and 3-butenyl ITCs (individually and in binary combinations) in Ames Salmonella histidine reversion assay using Salmonella typhimurium TA98 and TA100 tester strains...
May 12, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503913/dual-fluorophore-raspberry-like-nanohybrids-for-ratiometric-ph-sensing
#20
Isaac Acquah, Jinkyu Roh, Dong June Ahn
We report on the development of raspberry-like silica structures formed by the adsorption of 8-hydroxypyrene-1,3,6-trisulfonate (HPTS)@silica nanoparticles (NPs) on rhodamine B isothiocyanate (RBTIC)@silica NPs for ratiometric fluorescence-based pH sensing. To overcome the well-known problem of dye leaching which occurs during encapsulation of anionic HPTS dye in silica NPs, we utilized a polyelectrolyte-assisted incorporation of the anionic HPTS. The morphological and optical characterization of the as-synthesized dye-doped NPs and the resulting nanohybrids were carried out...
May 14, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
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