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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931215/berberine-could-inhibit-thyroid-carcinoma-cells-by-inducing-mitochondrial-apoptosis-g0-g1-cell-cycle-arrest-and-suppressing-migration-via-pi3k-akt-and-mapk-signaling-pathways
#1
Liang Li, Xingchun Wang, Rampersad Sharvan, Jingyang Gao, Shen Qu
Berberine, an important natural isoquinoline alkaloid from traditional Chinese medicine, is reported to exhibit multiple pharmacological properties, including anti-microbial, anti-diabetes, anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic activities. Although studies have shown that a wide range of carcinoma cells could be inhibited by berberine, few studies involved thyroid carcinoma. We therefore examined the effect of berberine on papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC, the most common subtype) and anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC, the most malignant and aggressive subtype)...
September 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931042/evaluation-of-the-cytotoxicity-of-the-bithionol-paclitaxel-combination-in-a-panel-of-human-ovarian-cancer-cell-lines
#2
Vijayalakshmi N Ayyagari, Paula L Diaz-Sylvester, Tsung-Han Jeff Hsieh, Laurent Brard
Previously, Bithionol (BT) was shown to enhance the chemosensitivity of ovarian cancer cell lines to cisplatin treatment. In the present study, we focused on the anti-tumor potential of the BT-paclitaxel combination when added to a panel of ovarian cancer cell lines. This in vitro study aimed to 1) determine the optimum schedule for combination of BT and paclitaxel and 2) assess the nature and mechanism(s) underlying BT-paclitaxel interactions. The cytotoxic effects of both drugs either alone or in combination were assessed by presto-blue cell viability assay using six human ovarian cancer cell lines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930913/the-effect-of-lactoferrin-and-pepsin-treated-lactoferrin-on-iec-6-cell-damage-induced-by-clostridium-difficile-toxin-b
#3
Kosuke Otake, Norio Sato, Ayako Kitaguchi, Takayuki Irahara, Satoru Murata, Keiichiro Shiraga, Yuichi Ogawa, Takahiro K Fujiwara, Kaoru Koike, Hiroyuki Yokota
Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) have recently increased worldwide. Some CDI progress to fulminant and recurrent CDI and are associated with high mortality and morbidity. CD produces toxins A and B, which cause intestinal mucosal damage, although toxin B exhibits greater cytotoxicity. Pepsin-treated lactoferrin (PLF) is the decomposed product of lactoferrin (LF), a multifunctional glycoprotein with anti-inflammatory properties. Here, we investigate the effects of LF and PLF in toxin B-stimulated rat intestinal epithelial (IEC-6) cells...
September 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930561/immune-ligands-for-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-ctls-in-cancer-stem-cells-cscs
#4
Ioannis A Voutsadakis
   The immune system has come to the forefront of cancer therapeutics in recent years with the success of immune blockade inhibitors in a variety of cancers whose list is increasing with a quick pace. Despite the efficacy of these drugs across a significant part of the cancer spectrum, responses are still seen only in a minority of patients, that implies that most patients are refractory or promptly develop resistance to these agents. Mechanisms of this resistance are important to decipher as this knowledge may lead to the introduction of additional therapies or manipulations to modulate resistance...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930531/isolongifolene-attenuates-rotenone-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis
#5
Rengasamy Balakrishnan, Namasivayam Elangovan, Thangavel Mohankumar, Jegadeesan Nataraj, Thamilarasan Manivasagam, Arokiasamy Justin Thenmozhi, Musthafa Mohamed Essa, Mohammed Akbar, Mohammed Abdul Sattar Khan
The present study was carried out to investigate the neuroprotective effects of isolongifolene (ILF), a tricyclic sesquiterpene of Murraya koenigii, against rotenone-induced mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress and apoptosis in a cellular model. SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells were divided into four experimental groups (control, rotenone (100 nM), ILF (10 microM) + rotenone (100 nanoM), ILF 10 microM alone treated) based on 3-(4, 5-dimethyl 2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay. The results of the present study showed that the ILF treatment significantly alleviated rotenone-induced cytotoxicity, oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction in SH-SY5Y cells...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930474/unveiling-the-self-assembling-behavior-of-5-fluorouracil-and-its-n-n-dimethyl-derivative-a-spectroscopic-and-microscopic-approach
#6
Pavel Banerjee, Devdeep Mukherjee, Tapas Kumar Maiti, Nilmoni Sarkar
At physiological conditions, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), an anti-cancer drug self-assembles into fibrils by strong hydrogen bonding network while its methylated derivative, 5-fluoro-1,3-dimethyluracil (5-FDMU) do not make fibril due to lack of strong hydrogen bonding motif. In vitro, 5-FU self-assembly is sensitive to physicochemical conditions like the pH and ionic strength of the solution, which tune the strength of the non-covalent driving forces. Here we report a surprising finding that the buffer-which is necessary to control the pH and is typically considered to be inert-also significantly, influences 5-FU self-assembly which indicates an important role of counter-ions in the fibril formation...
September 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930473/molecular-insights-into-human-serum-albumin-as-a-receptor-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-in-the-extracellular-region
#7
Tae Su Choi, Hyuck Jin Lee, Jong Yoon Han, Mi Hee Lim, Hugh I Kim
Regulation of amyloid-β (Aβ) aggregation by metal ions and proteins is essential for understanding the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Human serum albumin (HSA), a regulator of metal and protein transportation, can modulate metal-Aβ interactions and Aβ aggregation in human fluid; however, the molecular mechanisms for such activities remain unclear. Herein, we report the molecular-level complexation between Zn(II), Cu(II), Aβ, and HSA, which is able to alter the aggregation and cytotoxicity of Aβ peptides and induce their cellular transportation...
September 20, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930308/structure-activity-relationship-study-of-proxyphos-chemosensors-for-the-detection-of-proximal-phosphorylation-and-other-phosphate-species
#8
A D Cabral, B I Murcar-Evans, K Toutah, M Bancerz, D Rosa, K Yuen, T B Radu, M Ali, A Penkul, D Kraskouskaya, P T Gunning
Chemosensors for the detection of phosphate-containing biological species are in high need. Detection of proximally phosphorylated sites of PPi and those found in peptides and proteins has been demonstrated using chemosensors containing pyrene, as a fluorescent reporter, and a Zn(2+)-chelate, as a phosphate-binding group. Using these sensors, detection of proximal phosphate groups is afforded by binding of at least two of the sensor molecules to the adjacent phosphates, via the Zn(2+) centres, leading to excimer formation between the pyrene groups and the corresponding shift in emission from 376 to 476 nm...
September 20, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930266/chemical-composition-of-four-essential-oils-of-eugenia-from-the-brazilian-amazon-and-their-cytotoxic-and-antioxidant-activity
#9
Joyce Kelly R da Silva, Eloisa Helena A Andrade, Leilane H Barreto, Nádia Carolina F da Silva, Alcy F Ribeiro, Raquel C Montenegro, José Guilherme S Maia
Background:Eugenia species are appreciated for their edible fruits and are known as having anticonvulsant, antimicrobial and insecticidal actions. Methods: The plant material was collected in the southeastern Pará state of Brazil and submitted to hydrodistillation. GC-MS analyzed the oils, and their antioxidant and cytotoxic activities were evaluated by the DPPH and MTT assays. Results: The main components identified in the Eugenia oils were 5-hydroxy-cis-calemene, (2E,6E)-farnesol, (2E,6Z)-farnesol, caryophylla-4(12),8(13)-dien-5α-ol-5β-ol, E-γ-bisabolene, β-bisabolene, germacrene D, and ishwarane...
July 8, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930264/essential-oil-from-piper-aduncum-chemical-analysis-antimicrobial-assessment-and-literature-review
#10
Lianet Monzote, Ramón Scull, Paul Cos, William N Setzer
Background: The challenge in antimicrobial chemotherapy is to find safe and selective agents with potency that will not be compromised by previously developed resistance. Terrestrial plants could provide new leads to antibacterial, antifungal, or antiprotozoal activity. Methods: The essential oil (EO) of Piper aduncum L. (Piperaceae) from Cuba was analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). A cluster analysis of P. aduncum EO compositions reported in the literature was carried out. The EO was screened against a panel of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, parasitic protozoa) as well as for cytotoxicity against human cells...
July 2, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930257/physicochemical-properties-antioxidant-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-crude-extracts-and-fractions-from-phyllanthus-amarus
#11
Van Tang Nguyen, Jennette A Sakoff, Christopher J Scarlett
Background:Phyllanthus amarus (P. amarus) has been used as a medicinal plant for the prevention and treatment of chronic ailments such as diabetes, hepatitis, and cancer. Methods: The physicochemical properties, antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of crude extracts and fractions from P. amarus were determined using spectrophotometric method. Results: The P. amarus methanol (PAM) extract had lower levels of residual moisture (7.40%) and water activity (0.24) and higher contents of saponins, phenolics, flavonoids, and proanthocyanidins (1657...
June 18, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930249/anti-inflammatory-antioxidant-antibiotic-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-tanacetum-vulgare-l-essential-oil-and-its-constituents
#12
Héloïse Coté, Marie-Anne Boucher, André Pichette, Jean Legault
Background:Tanacetum vulgare L. (Asteraceae) is a perennial herb that has been used to treat multiple ailments. Regional variability of the chemical composition of T. vulgare essential oils is well-known. Despite these regional chemotypes, most relevant studies did not analyze the complete chemical composition of the T. vulgare essential oil and its constituents in relation to their biological activities. Here, we assess the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and cytotoxic activities of T. vulgare collected from northern Quebec (Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean), Canada...
May 25, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930247/chemical-composition-and-in-vitro-cytotoxic-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-the-essential-oil-from-leaves-of-zanthoxylum-monogynum-st-hill-rutaceae
#13
Fernanda B da Silva, Nara O Dos Santos, Renata C Pascon, Marcelo A Vallim, Carlos R Figueiredo, Roberto C Campos Martins, Patricia Sartorelli
Background: The Zanthoxylum monogynum species belongs to the family Rutaceae and is found in Southeast, Midwest, and Northeast Brazil. For this genus several biological activities have been described. Methods: The essential oil (EO) was obtained from the leaves of Zanthoxylum monogynum by hydro-distillation and was analyzed by gas chromatograph and gas chromatograph/mass spectrometry (GC and GC/MS). Also the EO of Z. monogynum was evaluated for in vitro cytotoxic activity against six tumor cell lines and for antimicrobial activity, performing disk diffusion and MIC assays with yeast and bacterial strains...
May 19, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930232/antimicrobial-antioxidant-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-ocimum-forskolei-and-teucrium-yemense-lamiaceae-essential-oils
#14
Nasser A Awadh Ali, Bhuwan K Chhetri, Noura S Dosoky, Khola Shari, Ahmed J A Al-Fahad, Ludger Wessjohann, William N Setzer
Background:Ocimum forskolei and Teucrium yemense (Lamiaceae) are used in traditional medicine in Yemen. Methods: The chemical composition, antimicrobial, antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of the essential oils isolated from the leaves of Ocimum forskolei Benth. (EOOF) and two different populations of Teucrium yemense Deflers., one collected from Dhamar province (EOTY-d), and another collected from Taiz (EOTY-t) were investigated. The antimicrobial activities of the oils were evaluated against several microorganisms with the disc diffusion test or the broth microdilution test...
April 1, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930188/cytotoxic-and-apoptotic-activities-of-prunus-spinosa-trigno-ecotype-extract-on-human-cancer-cells
#15
Stefania Meschini, Evelin Pellegrini, Maria Condello, Giovanni Occhionero, Sebastiano Delfine, Giancarlo Condello, Franco Mastrodonato
The aim of this work was to demonstrate that a natural compound, not-toxic to normal cells, has cytotoxic and sensitizing effects on carcinoma cells, with the final goal of combining it with chemotherapeutic drugs to reduce the overall dose. Prunus spinosa Trigno ecotype (PsT) drupe extract with a nutraceutical activator complex (NAC) made of amino acids, vitamins and mineral salt blends, has shown in vitro anticancer activity. The cytotoxic effect of (PsT + NAC)(®) has been evaluated on human cancer cells, with an initial screening with colorectal, uterine cervical, and bronchoalveolar cells, and a subsequent focus on colon carcinoma cells HCT116 and SW480...
September 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930172/rhein-induces-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-mouse-blastocysts-and-has-immunotoxic-effects-during-embryonic-development
#16
Chien-Hsun Huang, Wen-Hsiung Chan
Rhein, a glucoside chemical compound found in a traditional Chinese medicine derived from the roots of rhubarb, induces cell apoptosis and is considered to have high potential as an antitumor drug. Several previous studies showed that rhein can inhibit cell proliferation and trigger mitochondria-related or endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-dependent apoptotic processes. However, the side effects of rhein on pre- and post-implantation embryonic development remain unclear. Here, we show that rhein has cytotoxic effects on blastocyst-stage mouse embryos and induces oxidative stress and immunotoxicity in mouse fetuses...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930141/isolation-and-cytotoxic-investigation-of-flacourtin-from-oncoba-spinosa
#17
Olaoye S Balogun, Olukayode S Ajayi, Olayinka S Lawal
Background:Oncoba spinosa, an endangered medicinal plant whose secondary metabolites have not been extensively profiled, and which is hitherto yet to be examined for cytotoxicity, is being investigated in this study. Methods: Leaves of Oncoba spinosa (800 g) were extracted with 95% aqueous methanol. The crude extract was partitioned with n-hexane and the resultant defatted extract was extensively chromatographed on silica gel to yield compound 1 which was subjected to spectroscopic analysis. A brine shrimps lethality test was used to establish the cytotoxicity potentials of the isolated compound and the plant extracts...
December 6, 2016: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930138/antifungal-and-anticancer-potential-of-argemone-mexicana-l
#18
Nilesh V More, Arun S Kharat
Background: Medicinal plants are widely used to treat infectious diseases, metabolic disorders and cancer. Argemone mexicana L. (A. mexicana), commonly found on desolate land of Marathwada (Maharashtra, India) has been used to treat oral cavity infections. Methods: In this study, cold aqueous and methanolic extracts were prepared from A. mexicana stem and leaves. These extracts were tested for their antifungal and anticancer activities. The antifungal activity was tested using the agar well diffusion method, while the anticancer activity against immortalized cell lines was assessed by trypan blue assay...
November 3, 2016: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930137/chemical-composition-cytotoxic-apoptotic-and-antioxidant-activities-of-main-commercial-essential-oils-in-palestine-a-comparative-study
#19
Mohammad A Al-Tamimi, Bob Rastall, Ibrahim M Abu-Reidah
Background: Essential oils (EOs) are complex mixtures of several components gifted with a wide array of biological activities. The present research was designed to evaluate whether commercial essential oils could be effective by examining their in vitro antioxidant, cytotoxic, and apoptotic properties of nine commercially available EOs in Palestine, namely, African rue, basil, chamomile, fennel, fenugreek, ginger, spearmint, sage, and thyme, and to assure their effective use. Methods: The cytotoxic activity was determined using HT29-19(A) non-muco secreting and HT29-muco secreting (MS) cell lines...
October 25, 2016: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929923/rethinking-brain-cancer-therapy-tumor-enzyme-activatable-theranostic-nanoparticles
#20
Heike E Daldrup-Link
This invited commentary discusses a recent article by Mohanty et al in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics about significant therapeutic efficacies of novel theranostic nanoparticles (TNPs) for the treatment of human brain cancers in mouse models. The TNPs were cleaved by enzymes in the tumor tissue, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP-14), which lead to release of a highly potent therapeutic drug, azademethylcolchicine. Data showed that the TNPs caused selective toxic effects in MMP-14-expressing glioblastoma and not normal brain...
January 2017: Molecular Imaging
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