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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911052/synthesis-and-cytotoxicity-of-dendritic-platinum-nanoparticles-with-hek-293-cells
#1
Kyubin Shim, Jeonghun Kim, Yoon-Uk Heo, Bo Jiang, Cuiling Li, Mohammed Shahabuddin, Kevin C-W Wu, Md Shahriar A Hossain, Yusuke Yamauchi, Jung Ho Kim
Dendritic platinum nanoparticles (DPNs) have been synthesized from l-ascorbic acid and an amphiphilic non-ionic surfactant (Brij-58) via a sonochemical method. The particle size and shape of the DPNs could be tuned by changing the reduction temperature, resulting in a uniform DPN with a size of 23 nm or 60 nm. The facets of DPNs have been studied by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. The cytotoxicity of DPNs has been investigated using human embryonic kidney cells (HEK-293), and the biological adaptability exhibited by DPNs has opened a pathway to biomedical applications such as drug-delivery systems, photothermal treatment, and biosensors...
December 2, 2016: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908835/modulation-of-signaling-through-gpcr-camp-pka-pathways-by-pde4-depends-on-stimulus-intensity-possible-implications-for-the-pathogenesis-of-acrodysostosis-without-hormone-resistance
#2
Emmanuelle Motte, Catherine Le Stunff, Claire Briet, Nicolas Dumaz, Caroline Silve
In acrodysostosis without hormone resistance, a disease caused by phosphodiesterase (PDE)-4D mutations, increased PDE activity leads to bone developmental defects but with normal renal responses to PTH. To identify potential mechanisms for these disparate responses, we compared the effect of PDE activity on hormone signaling through the GPCR-Gsα-cAMP-PKA pathway in cells from two lineages, HEK-293 cells stably overexpressing PTH1R (HEKpthr) and human dermal fibroblasts, including studies evaluating cAMP levels using an Epac-based BRET-sensor for cAMP (CAMYEL)...
November 28, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908723/oxidation-inhibits-pth-receptor-signaling-and-trafficking
#3
Juan A Ardura, Verónica Alonso, Pedro Esbrit, Peter A Friedman
Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) increase during aging, potentially affecting many tissues including brain, heart, and bone. ROS alter signaling pathways and constitute potential therapeutic targets to limit oxidative damaging effects in aging-associated diseases. Parathyroid hormone receptors (PTHR) are widely expressed and PTH is the only anabolic therapy for osteoporosis. The effects of oxidative stress on PTHR signaling and trafficking have not been elucidated. Here, we used Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)-based cAMP, ERK, and calcium fluorescent biosensors to analyze the effects of ROS on PTHR signaling and trafficking by live-cell imaging...
November 28, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903254/mir-96-mir-145-and-mir-9-expression-increases-and-igf-1r-and-foxo1-expression-decreases-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-of-aging-humans
#4
Monika Budzinska, Magdalena Owczarz, Eliza Pawlik-Pachucka, Malgorzata Roszkowska-Gancarz, Przemyslaw Slusarczyk, Monika Puzianowska-Kuznicka
BACKGROUND: In mammals, the IGF-1 pathway affects the phenotype of aging. Since the function of the immune system is modulated by IGF-1, it is plausible that immunosenescence might in part result from altered control by this pathway. We therefore examined whether the expression of IGF-1R, FOXO1, and FOXO3a in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) changes with age and if this might be due to changes in the expression of select miRNAs. METHODS: The expression of IGF-1R, FOXO1, FOXO3a, as well as of miR-9, miR-96, miR-99a, miR-132, miR-145, and miR-182 was examined in PBMC of young (27...
November 30, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886373/clemizole-hydrochloride-blocks-cardiac-potassium-currents-stably-expressed-in-hek-293-cells
#5
Ling-Jun Jie, Wei-Yin Wu, Gang Li, Guo-Sheng Xiao, Shetuan Zhang, Gui-Rong Li, Yan Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recent studies showed that clemizole has a potential therapeutic effect for hepatitis C infection and also potently inhibits TRPC5 channels. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether clemizole blocks cardiac K(+) currents and affects cardiac repolarization. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Whole-cell patch technique was employed to examine the effects of clemizole on hERG channel current, IKs and Kv1.5 current in HEK 293 cell expression systems as well as on ventricular action potentials of guinea pig hearts...
November 25, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882542/a-novel-gain-of-function-mutation-in-orai1-causes-late-onset-tubular-aggregate-myopathy-and-congenital-miosis
#6
M Garibaldi, F Fattori, B Riva, C Labasse, G Brochier, P Ottaviani, S Sacconi, E Vizzaccaro, F Laschena, N B Romero, A Genazzani, E Bertini, G Antonini
We present three members of an Italian family affected by tubular aggregate myopathy (TAM) and congenital miosis harboring a novel missense mutation in ORAI1. All patients had a mild, late onset TAM revealed by asymptomatic creatine kinase (CK) elevation and congenital miosis consistent with a Stormorken-like Syndrome, in the absence of thrombocytopathy. Muscle biopsies showed classical histological findings but ultrastructural analysis revealed atypical tubular aggregates (TAs). The whole body muscle magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a similar pattern of muscle involvement that correlated with clinical severity...
October 13, 2016: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879679/hydrostatin-tl1-an-anti-inflammatory-active-peptide-from-the-venom-gland-of-hydrophis-cyanocinctus-in-the-south-china-sea
#7
Ningyuan Wang, Yan Huang, An Li, Hailong Jiang, Jie Wang, Jianzhong Li, Lei Qiu, Ka Li, Yiming Lu
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α is a pleiotropic cytokine with intense pro-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties, and anti-TNF-α biologics are effective therapies for various inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and sepsis. Snake venom, as a traditional Chinese medicine, has been used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases in China for centuries. In this research, we constructed a venom gland T7 phage display library of the sea snake Hydrophis cyanocinctus to screen bioactive compounds that antagonize TNF-α and identified a novel nine-amino-acid peptide, termed hydrostatin-TL1 (H-TL1)...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879398/spectral-unmixing-plate-reader-high-throughput-high-precision-fret-assays-in-living-cells
#8
Tory M Schaaf, Kurt C Peterson, Benjamin D Grant, David D Thomas, Gregory D Gillispie
We have developed a microplate reader that records a complete high-quality fluorescence emission spectrum on a well-by-well basis under true high-throughput screening (HTS) conditions. The read time for an entire 384-well plate is less than 3 min. This instrument is particularly well suited for assays based on fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET). Intramolecular protein biosensors with genetically encoded green fluorescent protein (GFP) donor and red fluorescent protein (RFP) acceptor tags at positions sensitive to structural changes were stably expressed and studied in living HEK cells...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Biomolecular Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876620/the-gabab-positive-allosteric-modulators-cgp7930-and-gs39783-stimulate-erk1-2-signalling-in-cells-lacking-functional-gabab-receptors
#9
Maria C Olianas, Simona Dedoni, Pierluigi Onali
The present study shows that the GABAB positive allosteric modulators (PAMs) CGP7930 and GS39783 stimulate extracellular signal-regulated protein kinases 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) signalling in cells that do not express functional GABAB receptors. In human SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells, CGP7930 and GS39783 induced a time- and concentration-dependent increase in ERK1/2 phosphorylation with potencies similar to those displayed as GABAB PAMs. Conversely, γ-aminobutyric acid and the GABAB receptor agonists (-)baclofen and SKF97541 were completely inactive...
November 19, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875810/nonstructural-protein-1-of-tick-borne-encephalitis-virus-induces-oxidative-stress-and-activates-antioxidant-defense-by-the-nrf2-are-pathway
#10
Yulia V Kuzmenko, Olga A Smirnova, Alexander V Ivanov, Elizaveta S Starodubova, Vadim L Karpov
BACKGROUND: Infection with tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) causes pathological changes in the central nervous system. However, the possible redox alterations in the infected cells that can contribute to the virus pathogenicity remain unknown. OBJECTIVE: In the current study we explored the ability of TBEV nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) to induce oxidative stress and activate antioxidant defense via the nuclear factor (erythroid-derived-2)-like 2/antioxidant response element (Nrf2/ARE) pathway...
November 23, 2016: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875264/expression-of-wnt4-5-during-reproductive-cycle-of-catfish-and-wnt5-promoter-analysis
#11
Yarikipati Prathibha, Balasubramanian Senthilkumaran
Signaling molecules, Wnt4 and Wnt5, are essential for ovarian growth during developmental stages in mammals. Although these molecules were identified in several teleosts, their precise expression and role in reproductive processes have not yet been explored in any lower vertebrates. In view of this, using catfish, Clarias batrachus as an animal model, cloning and expression analysis of wnt4 and wnt5 were analyzed in different tissues, at various developmental stages, during ovarian reproductive cycle and after gonadotropin induction...
January 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872925/new-dinuclear-ruthenium-arene-complexes-containing-thiosemicarbazone-ligands-synthesis-structure-and-cytotoxic-studies
#12
Wei Su, Zhaofeng Tang, Peiyuan Li, Gufeng Wang, Qi Xiao, Yuchun Li, Shan Huang, Yunqiong Gu, Zefeng Lai, Yuexing Zhang
A series of mononuclear ruthenium arene complexes with thiosemicarbazone (TSC) ligands (A-type, 1-8) and their corresponding di-nuclear analogues (B-type, 9-16) were synthesized and characterized by NMR, elemental analysis and HR-ESI-mass spectrometry. The molecular structures of 1, 2, 6, 9-11 and 13-16 were determined using single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The Gibbs free energy of the two examples of the two types of complexes (1 and 9) and the bonding order in their single-crystals were studied using density functional theory (DFT) calculations...
November 22, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871888/multidrug-and-toxin-extrusion-proteins-mediate-cellular-transport-of-cadmium
#13
Hong Yang, Dong Guo, Obinna N Obianom, Tong Su, James E Polli, Yan Shu
Cadmium (Cd) is an environmentally prevalent toxicant posing increasing risk to human health worldwide. As compared to the extensive research in Cd tissue accumulation, little was known about the elimination of Cd, particularly its toxic form, Cd ion (Cd(2+)). In this study, we aimed to examine whether Cd(2+) is a substrate of multidrug and toxin extrusion proteins (MATEs) that are important in renal xenobiotic elimination. HEK-293 cells overexpressing the human MATE1 (HEK-hMATE1), human MATE2-K (HEK-hMATE2-K) and mouse Mate1 (HEK-mMate1) were used to study the cellular transport and toxicity of Cd(2+)...
November 18, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867113/glycosylation-and-antiproliferative-activity-of-hyperglycosylated-ifn-%C3%AE-2-potentiate-hek293-cells-as-biofactories
#14
Agustina Gugliotta, Natalia Ceaglio, Brenda Raud, Guillermina Forno, Laura Mauro, Ricardo Kratje, Marcos Oggero
Both CHO and HEK cells are interesting hosts for the production of biotherapeutics due to their ability to introduce post-translational modifications such as glycosylation. Even though oligosaccharide structures attached to proteins are conserved among eukaryotes, many differences have been found between therapeutic glycoproteins expressed in hamster and human derived cells. In this work, a hyperglycosylated IFN-α2b mutein (IFN4N) was produced in CHO and HEK cell lines and an extensive characterization of their properties was performed...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866080/highly-sensitive-detection-of-cancer-cells-with-an-electrochemical-cytosensor-based-on-boronic-acid-functional-polythiophene
#15
Muamer Dervisevic, Mehmet Senel, Tugba Sagir, Sevim Isik
The detection of cancer cells through important molecular recognition target such as sialic acid is significant for the clinical diagnosis and treatment. There are many electrochemical cytosensors developed for cancer cells detection but most of them have complicated fabrication processes which results in poor reproducibility and reliability. In this study, a simple, low-cost, and highly sensitive electrochemical cytosensor was designed based on boronic acid-functionalized polythiophene. In cytosensors fabrication simple single-step procedure was used which includes coating pencil graphite electrode (PGE) by means of electro-polymerization of 3-Thienyl boronic acid and Thiophen...
November 15, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862958/nicotine-induced-protein-expression-profiling-reveals-mutually-altered-proteins-across-four-human-cell-lines
#16
Joao A Paulo, Steven P Gygi
Mass spectrometry-based proteomic strategies can profile the expression level of proteins in response to external stimuli. Nicotine affects diverse cellular pathways, however, the nicotine-induced alterations on the global proteome across human cell lines have not been fully elucidated. We measured perturbations in protein levels resulting from nicotine treatment in four cell lines - HEK, HeLa, PaSC, and SH-SY5Y- in a single experiment using tandem mass tags (TMT10-plex) and high-resolution mass spectrometry...
November 12, 2016: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859335/extracellular-protons-enable-activation-of-the-calcium-dependent-chloride-channel-tmem16a-ano1
#17
Silvia Cruz-Rangel, José J De Jesus-Pérez, Iván A Aréchiga-Figueroa, Aldo A Rodríguez-Menchaca, Patricia Pérez-Cornejo, H Criss Hartzell, Jorge Arreola
TMEM16A (ANO1), the pore forming subunit of a Ca(2+) -dependent Cl(-) channel (CaCC), is activated by direct, voltage-dependent, binding of intracellular Ca(2+) . Endogenous CaCCs are regulated by extracellular protons; however, the molecular basis of such regulation remains unidentified. Here, we evaluated the effects of different extracellular proton concentrations ([H(+) ]o ) on mouse TMEM16A expressed in HEK-293 cells using whole-cell and inside-out patch clamp recordings. We found that increasing the [H(+) ]o from 10(-10) to 10(-5...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855531/abcc2-1249g%C3%A2-%C3%A2-a-polymorphism-implicates-altered-transport-activity-for-sorafenib
#18
Danyun Wei, Hong Zhang, Rui Peng, Cuiyuan Huang, Ruidan Bai
1. Multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (MRP2), encoded by the ABCC2 gene, is an efflux transporter of several endogenous substrates and xenobiotics. Here we investigated whether the 1249G > A (rs2273697) polymorphism in ABCC2 affects the ability of MRP2 to pump the multi-tumor drug sorafenib out of cells. 2. Human embryonic kidney 293 (HEK 293) cell lines transfected with ABCC2-1249G and ABCC2-1249A were used to assess the sensitivity and accumulation to sorafenib. The isolated MRP2 were applied to estimate the ATPase activity...
November 18, 2016: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853258/digital-detection-of-exosomes-by-interferometric-imaging
#19
George G Daaboul, Paola Gagni, Luisa Benussi, Paolo Bettotti, Miriam Ciani, Marina Cretich, David S Freedman, Roberta Ghidoni, Ayca Yalcin Ozkumur, Chiara Piotto, Davide Prosperi, Benedetta Santini, M Selim Ünlü, Marcella Chiari
Exosomes, which are membranous nanovesicles, are actively released by cells and have been attributed to roles in cell-cell communication, cancer metastasis, and early disease diagnostics. The small size (30-100 nm) along with low refractive index contrast of exosomes makes direct characterization and phenotypical classification very difficult. In this work we present a method based on Single Particle Interferometric Reflectance Imaging Sensor (SP-IRIS) that allows multiplexed phenotyping and digital counting of various populations of individual exosomes (>50 nm) captured on a microarray-based solid phase chip...
November 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853107/mechanisms-underlying-the-toxic-effects-of-antimony-species-in-human-embryonic-kidney-cells-hek-293-and-their-comparison-with-arsenic-species
#20
Marcelo Verdugo, Yasumitsu Ogra, Waldo Quiroz
Antimony cytotoxicity was assessed in human embryonic kidney cells (HEK-293). Uptake, mitochondrial respiratory activity, ROS generation and diffusional kinetics were measured using fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP). Furthermore, the toxic effect induced by Sb was compared with As toxicity in regard to ROS generation and diffusional kinetics, which provides information on the protein aggregation process. Our results show a favored uptake of Sb(III) and a more severe effect, decreasing the mitochondrial activity more than in the presence of Sb(V)...
2016: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
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