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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445973/plasmodium-parasite-as-an-effective-hepatocellular-carcinoma-antigen-glypican-3-delivery-vector
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Quan Liu, Yijun Yang, Xuefang Tan, Zhu Tao, Dickson Adah, Songlin Yu, Junnan Lu, Siting Zhao, Limei Qin, Li Qin, Xiaoping Chen
We have previously demonstrated that malaria parasite infection has an anti-tumor effect in a mouse model. This research aimed to investigate the possibility of using Plasmodium parasite as a novel vaccine vector for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) immunotherapy. We constructed a Plasmodium yoelii 17XNL strain (P.y) expressing murine glypican-3 (GPC3) protein (P.y-GPC3), and examined its therapeutic potency in a murine Hepa1-6-induced hepatoma model that highly expressed GPC3 protein. The prerequisites for invoking a CD8+ T cell response were assessed after P...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445969/glypican-1-targeted-antibody-based-therapy-induces-preclinical-antitumor-activity-against-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Emi Harada, Satoshi Serada, Minoru Fujimoto, Yusuke Takahashi, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Hisashi Hara, Rie Nakatsuka, Takahito Sugase, Takahiko Nishigaki, Yurina Saito, Kosuke Hiramatsu, Satoshi Nojima, Risa Mitsuo, Tomoharu Ohkawara, Eiichi Morii, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki, Yasufumi Kaneda, Tetsuji Naka
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) has a poor prognosis despite the development of multimodal therapy. Expression of glypican-1 (GPC1) has been reported to be elevated in a subset of patients with ESCC and associated with chemoresistance. This study aimed to determine the association of GPC1 with ESCC growth and potential usefulness of the GPC1 targeted therapy by monoclonal antibody (mAb) in ESCC. Expression of GPC1 was higher in ESCC tumor tissues than in adjacent non-tumoral tissues and normal tissues...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445864/tumor-antigen-glycosaminoglycan-modification-regulates-antibody-drug-conjugate-delivery-and-cytotoxicity
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Helena C Christianson, Julien A Menard, Vineesh Indira Chandran, Erika Bourseau-Guilmain, Dmitry Shevela, Jon Lidfeldt, Ann-Sofie Månsson, Silvia Pastorekova, Johannes Messinger, Mattias Belting
Aggressive cancers are characterized by hypoxia, which is a key driver of tumor development and treatment resistance. Proteins specifically expressed in the hypoxic tumor microenvironment thus represent interesting candidates for targeted drug delivery strategies. Carbonic anhydrase (CAIX) has been identified as an attractive treatment target as it is highly hypoxia specific and expressed at the cell-surface to promote cancer cell aggressiveness. Here, we find that cancer cell internalization of CAIX is negatively regulated by post-translational modification with chondroitin or heparan sulfate glycosaminoglycan chains...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445856/procyanidin-a-kind-of-biological-flavonoid-induces-protective-anti-tumor-immunity-and-protects-mice-from-lethal-b16f10-challenge
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Lina Zhang, Shuang Wang, Zeyuan Liu, Li Zhang, Shanzheng Wang, Bin Wang
Recently, increasing evidences show that procyanidin (PC) modulate immune responses in human. To evaluate adjuvant effects of PC on vaccine immune modulation and anti-tumor activity, we formulated PC with B16F10 tumor antigen as tumor vaccine to immune C57BL/6 mice and used intramuscular injection before challenge with tumor B16F10 cells. Our results revealed that PC enhanced T cell-mediated immune responses both in vitro and in vivo. Moreover, the B16F10 tumor vaccine induced some degree of anti-tumor effects as evaluated by the inhibition of tumor growth and the prolongation of survival...
April 23, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445842/%C3%AE-eta-eudesmol-reduces-stem-cell-factor-induced-mast-cell-migration
#5
Sun-Young Nam, Hee-Yun Kim, Hyung-Min Kim, Hyun-Ja Jeong
Previously, we showed the inhibitory effects of β-eudesmol on mast cell-mediated allergic inflammatory responses. Stem cell factor (SCF) participates in allergic reactions through the differentiation and migration of mast cells. However, the effects of β-eudesmol on SCF-mediated allergic reactions are poorly understood. Herein, we showed that a treatment of rat peritoneal mast cells (RPMCs) with β-eudesmol markedly suppressed SCF-induced mast cell migration and morphological alterations in a concentration-dependent manner...
April 23, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445830/overexpression-of-heme-oxygenase-1-in-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-promotes-microenvironment-mediated-imatinib-resistance-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Ping Liu, Dan Ma, Zhengyu Yu, Nana Zhe, Mei Ren, Ping Wang, Meisheng Yu, Jun Huang, Qin Fang, Jishi Wang
Neoplasm cells from patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) interact with stromal cells of the surrounding microenvironment. Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) represent the main population in CML marrow stroma, which may play a key role in disease support and progression. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is a key enzyme of antioxidative metabolism that is associated with cell proliferation and resistance to apoptosis. We herein up-regulated HO-1 expression of BMSCs and evaluated whether BMSCs influenced K562 cells survival...
April 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445739/autophagy-associated-cytotoxicity-and-cellular-uptake-mechanisms-of-bismuth-nanoparticles-in-human-kidney-cells
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Yongming Liu, Jing Zhuang, Xihui Zhang, Cong Le, Ning Zhu, Liecheng Yang, Yong Wang, Tao Chen, Yangyun Wang, Leshuai W Zhang
Bismuth compounds have been used for treatment of bacterial infection, and recently bismuth nanoparticles (BiNP) were synthesized for imaging and diagnostic purpose, while safety concern of bismuth cannot be ignored. Here, we prepared ultrasmall BiNP and showed an enhanced tumor imaging, but BiNP revealed a differentiated cytotoxicity in human embryonic kidney 293 cells (HEK293) compared to other cell types. For the first time, we found that BiNP can induce autophagy, shown as the increase of monodansylcadaverine fluorescence staining and the amount of LC3II that can be inhibited by 3-MA...
April 23, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445650/cxcr4-targeted-and-redox-responsive-dextrin-nanogel-for-metastatic-breast-cancer-therapy
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Feiran Zhang, Siman Gong, Jun Wu, Huipeng Li, David Oupicky, Minjie Sun
The unsatisfied results of cancer therapy are caused by many issues and metastasis of cancer cells is one of the major challenge. It has been reported that inhibiting the SDF1/CXCR4 interaction can significantly reduce the metastasis of breast cancer cells to regional lymph nodes and lung. Herein, a nanogel system equipped with the FDA-approved CXCR4 antagonist AMD3100 was developed and evaluated for its combined anti-metastatic and tumor targeting effects. Briefly, a bioreducible cross-linked dextrin nanogel (DNG) coated with AMD3100 was designed to possess multiple functions, including CXCR4 chemokine targeting, inhibition of tumor metastasis and reduction-responsive intracellular release of doxorubicin (DOX) to reduce the cells proliferation...
April 26, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445606/structural-and-biological-properties-of-thermosensitive-chitosan-graphene-hybrid-hydrogels-for-sustained-drug-delivery-applications
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Leyla Saeednia, Li Yao, Marcus Berndt, Kim Cluff, Ramazan Asmatulu
Chitosan has the ability to make injectable thermosensitive hydrogels which has been highly investigated for drug delivery applications. The addition of nanoparticles is one way to increase the mechanical strength of thermosensitive chitosan hydrogel and subsequently and control the burst release of drug. Graphene nanoparticles have shown unique mechanical, optical and electrical properties which can be exploited for biomedical applications, especially in drug delivery. This study, have focused on the mechanical properties of a thermosensitive and injectable hybrid chitosan hydrogel incorporated with graphene nanoparticles...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445481/hypomethylating-agents-synergize-with-irinotecan-to-improve-response-to-chemotherapy-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Anup Sharma, Rajita Vatapalli, Eihab Abdelfatah, K Wyatt McMahon, Zachary Kerner, Angela A Guzzetta, Jasvinder Singh, Cynthia Zahnow, Stephen B Baylin, Sashidhar Yerram, Yue Hu, Nilofer Azad, Nita Ahuja
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. In the metastatic setting, the majority of patients respond to initial therapies but eventually develop resistance and progress. In this study, we test the hypothesis that priming with epigenetic therapy sensitizes CRC cell lines, which were previously resistant to subsequent chemotherapeutic agents. When multiple CRC cell lines are first exposed to 500 nM of the DNA demethylating agent, 5-aza-cytidine (AZA) in-vitro, and the cells then established as in-vivo xenografts in untreated NOD-SCID mice; there is an enhanced response to cytotoxic chemotherapy with agents commonly used in CRC treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445415/bioactive-peptides
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REVIEW
Eric Banan-Mwine Daliri, Deog H Oh, Byong H Lee
The increased consumer awareness of the health promoting effects of functional foods and nutraceuticals is the driving force of the functional food and nutraceutical market. Bioactive peptides are known for their high tissue affinity, specificity and efficiency in promoting health. For this reason, the search for food-derived bioactive peptides has increased exponentially. Over the years, many potential bioactive peptides from food have been documented; yet, obstacles such as the need to establish optimal conditions for industrial scale production and the absence of well-designed clinical trials to provide robust evidence for proving health claims continue to exist...
April 26, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445146/autophagy-and-mitophagy-in-the-context-of-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity
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REVIEW
Navid Koleini, Elissavet Kardami
Doxorubicin (Dox) is a cytotoxic drug widely incorporated in various chemotherapy protocols. Severe side effects such as cardiotoxicity, however, limit Dox application. Mechanisms by which Dox promotes cardiac damage and cardiomyocyte cell death have been investigated extensively, but a definitive picture has yet to emerge. Autophagy, regarded generally as a protective mechanism that maintains cell viability by recycling unwanted and damaged cellular constituents, is nevertheless subject to dysregulation having detrimental effects for the cell...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445124/a-novel-triazolonaphthalimide-induces-apoptosis-and-inhibits-tumor-growth-by-targeting-dna-and-dna-associated-processes
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Liyan Ji, Simin Yang, Shasha Li, Shan Liu, Shunan Tang, Zhongqiu Liu, Xiangbao Meng, Siwang Yu
DNA and DNA-associated processes have been classes of the most important targets of chemotherapeutic drugs. As classic DNA intercalators and topoisomerase inhibitors, naphthalimides have been extensively investigated as potential anti-cancer drugs. We recently synthesized a novel series of triazolonaphthalimides with excellent anti-cancer activities. In the present study, one of the most potent triazolonaphthalimides, LSS-11, was investigated. LSS-11 bound to DNA in vitro and in cell mainly by minor groove binding and significantly increased the stability of DNA, which could be fundamental for the biological activities of LSS-11...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445049/inflammation-modulatory-phorbol-esters-from-the-seeds-of-aquilaria-malaccensis
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Vitthal D Wagh, Michal Korinek, I-Wen Lo, Yu-Ming Hsu, Shu-Li Chen, Hsue-Yin Hsu, Tsong-Long Hwang, Yang-Chang Wu, Bing-Hung Chen, Yuan-Bin Cheng, Fang-Rong Chang
The tree Aquilaria malaccensis is a valuable source of agarwood, which is used in herbal medicinal preparations. Phytochemical research on A. malaccensis seeds has led to the isolation of four new phorbol esters (1-4), two known phorbol esters (5, isolated from Nature for the first time, and 6), and two known glycerides (7 and 8). The structures of these isolates were elucidated by means of spectroscopic data interpretation. The inflammation-modulatory activities of the isolates on elastase release and superoxide anion generation in human neutrophils were evaluated...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445039/tricyclic-polyprenylated-acylphloroglucinols-from-st-john-s-wort-hypericum-perforatum
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Yi Guo, Na Zhang, Chunmei Chen, Jinfeng Huang, Xiao-Nian Li, Junjun Liu, Hucheng Zhu, Qingyi Tong, Jinwen Zhang, Zengwei Luo, Yongbo Xue, Yonghui Zhang
The new polyprenylated acylphloroglucinol derivatives 1-15 and the known furohyperforin (16) were isolated from the stems and leaves of Hypericum perforatum. Their structures were determined by analyses of NMR and HRESIMS data. Their absolute configurations were elucidated by a combination of electronic circular dichroism (ECD) and Rh2(OCOCF3)4-induced ECD, as well as X-ray diffraction crystallography. The new hyperforatin F (9) contains a unique acetyl functionality at C-1 of the bicyclo[3.3.1]nonane core...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444993/comparative-tumor-promotion-assessment-of-e-cigarette-and-cigarettes-using-the-in-vitro-bhas-42-cell-transformation-assay
#16
Damien Breheny, Oluwatobiloba Oke, Kamala Pant, Marianna Gaça
In vitro cell transformation assays (CTA) are used to assess the carcinogenic potential of chemicals and complex mixtures and can detect nongenotoxic as well as genotoxic carcinogens. The Bhas 42 CTA has been developed with both initiation and promotion protocols to distinguish between these two carcinogen classes. Cigarette smoke is known to be carcinogenic and is positive in in vitro genotoxicity assays. Cigarette smoke also contains nongenotoxic carcinogens and is a tumour promoter and cocarcinogen in vivo...
May 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444933/synergistic-effect-of-carbon-nuclei-and-polyaromatic-hydrocarbons-on-respiratory-and-immune-responses
#17
Pratiti H Chowdhury, Gaku Kitamura, Akiko Honda, Takahiro Sawahara, Tomohiro Hayashi, Wataru Fukushima, Hitomi Kudo, Sho Ito, Seiichi Yoshida, Takamichi Ichinose, Kayo Ueda, Hirohisa Takano
Particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter ≤2.5 μm (PM2.5 ) is generally composed of carbon nuclei associated with various organic carbons, metals, ions and biological materials. Among these components, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) such as benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) and quinones have detrimental effects on airway epithelial cells and immunodisrupting effects, which leads to the exacerbation of respiratory allergies. The effects of PAHs and the carbon nuclei, separately as well as in combination, remain to be established...
April 26, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444868/an-ecological-approach-to-discover-new-bioactive-extracts-and-products-the-case-of-extremophile-plants
#18
Ramla Sahli, Céline Rivière, Christel Neut, Joanne Bero, Marie-Emmanuelle Sahuc, Abderrazak Smaoui, Claire Beaufay, Vincent Roumy, Thierry Hennebelle, Yves Rouillé, Joëlle Quetin-Leclercq, Karin Séron, Riadh Ksouri, Sevser Sahpaz
OBJECTIVES: Eight extremophile plants from Tunisia were screened to find natural products with benefits in human health. METHODS: These plants were collected in different areas in Tunisia. Their methanolic extracts were evaluated for their total phenolic content and for their antiradical (DPPH), antimicrobial (on 35 bacteria and one yeast), antiviral (hepatitis C virus, HCV) and cytotoxic activity (against WI38 and J774 cell lines). The most active species were subjected to a bioguided fractionation...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444790/aloe-emodin-induces-apoptosis-in-human-liver-hl-7702-cells-through-fas-death-pathway-and-the-mitochondrial-pathway-by-generating-reactive-oxygen-species
#19
Xiaoxv Dong, Jing Fu, Xingbin Yin, Chunjing Yang, Jian Ni
Aloe-emodin (1,8-dihydroxy-3-hydroxymethyl-anthraquinone) is one of the primary active compounds in total rhubarb anthraquinones isolated from some traditional medicinal plants such as Rheum palmatum L. and Cassia occidentalis, which induce hepatotoxicity in rats. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine the potential cytotoxic effects and the underlying mechanism of aloe-emodin on human normal liver HL-7702 cells. The CCK-8 assays demonstrated that aloe-emodin decreased the viability of HL-7702 cells in a dose-dependent and time-dependent manner...
April 26, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444774/protective-effect-of-l-carnitine-and-l-arginine-against-busulfan-induced-oligospermia-in-adult-rat
#20
A M Abd-Elrazek, O A H Ahmed-Farid
Busulfan is an anticancer drug caused variety of adverse effects for patients with cancer. But it could cause damage to the male reproductive system as one of its adverse effects. This study aimed to investigate the protective effect of L-carnitine and L-arginine on semen quality, oxidative stress parameters and testes cell energy after busulfan treatment. Adult male rats were divided into four groups: control (Con), busulfan (Bus), busulfan plus L-arginine (Bus + L-arg) and busulfan plus L-carnitine (Bus + L-car)...
April 25, 2017: Andrologia
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