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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427103/saffron-flower-extract-promotes-scratch-wound-closure-of-keratinocytes-and-enhances-vegf-production
#1
Sheela Verjee, Eliane Garo, Sarah Pelaez, Orlando Fertig, Matthias Hamburger, Veronika Butterweck
During saffron (Crocus sativus) spice production, large amounts of floral biowaste are generated. It was the aim of this study to develop a value-added product from saffron floral biowaste to be used as a natural cosmetic ingredient. HPLC-PDA-MS analysis of saffron flower extracts revealed the presence of flavonols with the highest amounts in the acetone extract. Kaempferol-3-O-sophoroside was identified as the main flavonoid in the acetone extract (saffron flower acetone extract). Saffron flower acetone extract and kaempferol-3-O-sophoroside were tested in HaCaT cells for potential effects on cell migration, proliferation, and for anti-inflammatory properties...
April 20, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426804/dna-damage-induces-expression-of-wwp1-to-target-%C3%AE-np63%C3%AE-to-degradation
#2
Ji Chen, Hua Shi, Yonglong Chen, Shijie Fan, Dingyi Liu, Chenghua Li
ΔNp63αplays key roles in cell survival and proliferation. So its expression is always tightly controlled in cells. We previously reported that DNA damage down-regulates transcription of ΔNp63αin FaDu and HaCat cells, which contributes to cell apoptosis. In the present study, we found that DNA damage induces down-regulation of ΔNp63αvia facilitating its proteasomal degradation in cell lines such as MDA-MB-231 and MCF10A. Further investigation revealed that transcription of WWP1 is stimulated by DNA damage in these cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425217/the-release-of-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-is-mediated-via-map-kinases-rather-than-inflammasome-signaling-pathway-in-keratinocytes
#3
Thomas Ondet, Béatrice Muscatelli-Groux, Cédric Coulouarn, Sacha Robert, Thomas Gicquel, Aude Bodin, Vincent Lagente, Jean-Alexis Grimaud
Toll like receptors (TLRs) are expressed in the skin and airway epithelial tissues, which are the most important sites of host-pathogen interactions. TLRs recognize the three-dimensional structure of pathogen associated molecules and are thus useful markers of the innate immune response. Here, we investigated the role of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and monosodium urate (MSU) crystals in the activation of the TLR and Nod Like Receptors (NLR) pathways in human keratinocytes. Analysis of the inflammasome compounds revealed that NLRP3 and TLR4, both of which are components of inflammasome complexes involved in the activation of IL-1β, were not expressed in keratinocytes...
April 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415472/supercritical-carbon-dioxide-extracted-extracellular-matrix-material-from-adipose-tissue
#4
Jun Kit Wang, Baiwen Luo, Vipra Guneta, Liang Li, Selin Ee Min Foo, Yun Dai, Timothy Thatt Yang Tan, Nguan Soon Tan, Cleo Choong, Marcus Thien Chong Wong
Adipose tissue is a rich source of extracellular matrix (ECM) material that can be isolated by delipidating and decellularizing the tissue. However, the current delipidation and decellularization methods either involve tedious and lengthy processes or require toxic chemicals, which may result in the elimination of vital proteins and growth factors found in the ECM. Hence, an alternative delipidation and decellularization method for adipose tissue was developed using supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) that eliminates the need of any harsh chemicals and also reduces the amount of processing time required...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413317/korean-red-ginseng-improves-atopic-dermatitis-like-skin-lesions-by-suppressing-expression-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-and-chemokines-in%C3%A2-vivo-and-in%C3%A2-vitro
#5
Ji-Ye Kee, Yong-Deok Jeon, Dae-Seung Kim, Yo-Han Han, Jinbong Park, Dong-Hyun Youn, Su-Jin Kim, Kwang Seok Ahn, Jae-Young Um, Seung-Heon Hong
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of allergic inflammatory diseases such as atopic dermatitis (AD), asthma, and allergic rhinitis worldwide has increased and complete recovery is difficult. Korean Red Ginseng, which is the heat-processed root of Panax ginseng Meyer, is widely and frequently used as a traditional medicine in East Asia. In this study, we investigated whether Korean Red Ginseng water extract (RGE) regulates the expression of proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines via the mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs)/nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) pathway in allergic inflammation...
April 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409880/osajin-inhibits-solar-uv-induced-cyclooxygenase-2-expression-through-direct-inhibition-of-rsk2
#6
Jong-Eun Kim, Yong-Seok Heo, Ki Won Lee
Solar ultraviolet light (sUV) has been shown to promote the development of skin disorders including inflammation, photoaging, and skin carcinogenesis. Osajin is the major bioactive isoflavone present in the fruit of Maclura pomifera, commonly referred to as the Osage orange. In this study, we observed that osajin inhibited sUV-induced cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 protein expression in both HaCaT and JB6 cells. COX-2 is a major mediator of skin inflammation. sUV activated the transcription factors nuclear factor- κB and activator protein-1 which, in turn, induces COX-2 expression...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409574/-watching-dance-of-the-molecules-cars-microscopy
#7
Jaroslaw Korczyński, Katarzyna Kubiak, Edyta Węgłowska
CARS (Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering) microscopy is an imaging method for living cells visualization as well as for food or cosmetics material analysis without the need for staining. The near infrared laser source generates the CARS signal - the characteristic intrinsic vibrational contrast of the molecules in a sample which is no longer caused by staining, but by the molecules themselves. It provides the benefit of a non-toxic, non-destructive and almost noninvasive method for sample imaging. CARS can easily be combined with fluorescence confocal microscopy so it is an excellent complementary imaging method...
2017: Postepy Biochemii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406019/honey-extracted-polyphenolics-reduce-experimental-hypoxia-in-human-keratinocytes-culture
#8
Amrita Chaudhary, Swarnendu Bag, Provas Banerjee, Jyotirmoy Chatterjee
Hypoxic assault affects fundamental cellular processes and generates oxidative stress on healthy cells/molecules. Honey extracted polyphenolics (HEP) as a natural antioxidant reduced hypoxic cytotoxicity in this study. Different honey samples were physicochemically characterized to identify preferred (jamun) honey [pH 3.55 ± 0.04, conductivity (μs/cm) = 6.66 ± 0.14, water content % (w/w) = 14.70 ± 0.35, total solid content % (w/w) = 85.30 ± 0.35, phenol content (mg GAE/100 g) = 403.55 ± 0.35, flavonoid content (mg QE/100 g) = 276...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405264/blt2-expression-improves-skin-integrity-and-protects-from-alterations-caused-by-hyperglycemia-in-type-2-diabetes
#9
Alberto Leguina-Ruzzi, Juan P Valderas
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) can go undiagnosed for years, leading to a stage where chronic high blood sugar produces complications such as delayed wound healing. Reports have shown that BLT2 activation improves keratinocyte migration and wound healing, as well as protecting the epidermal barrier through the promotion of actin polymerization. The goal of this study was to elucidate the role of BLT2 expression in skin epithelial integrity in T2D. For this purpose, we used both wild type (WT) and BLT2 knockout mice in a model, in which a T2D-like phenotype was induced by keeping the animals on a high fat (HF) diet over 5 weeks...
2017: Dermato-endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404919/paeonol-suppresses-solar-ultraviolet-induced-skin-inflammation-by-targeting-t-lak-cell-originated-protein-kinase
#10
Peipei Xue, Yong Wang, Fanfan Zeng, Ruijuan Xiu, Jingwen Chen, Jinguang Guo, Ping Yuan, Lin Liu, Juanjuan Xiao, Hui Lu, Dan Wu, Huaxiong Pan, Mingmin Lu, Feng Zhu, Fei Shi, Qiuhong Duan
Excessive exposure to solar UV (SUV) is related with numerous human skin disorders, such as skin inflammation, photoaging and carcinogenesis. T-LAK cell- originated protein kinase (TOPK), an upstream of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38) and c-Jun N-terminal kinases (JNKs), plays an important role in SUV -induced skin inflammation, and targeting TOPK has already been a strategy to prevent skin inflammation. In this study, we found that the expression of TOPK, phosphorylation of p38 or JNKs was increased in human solar dermatitis tissues...
February 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403779/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-betulinic-acid-derivatives-as-new-antitumor-agents-for-leukemia
#11
Fernanda Waechter, Gloria Santos Silva, Julia Willig, Cristiane Bernardes de Oliveira, Bruna Domingues Vieira, Daniela Barreto Trivella, Aline Rigon Zimmer, Andréia Buffon, Diogo André Pilger, Simone Gnoatto
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is currently treated with imatinib, a Bcr-Abl inhibitor. However, resistance to this drug usually develops over time. Triptolide, a diterpenoid triepoxide, has been shown active against CML cells resistant to imatinib, acting mainly on the level of Bcr-Abl transcription inhibition. Here, we used the triterpene betulinic acid, a known proteasome inhibitor with potential antileukemic activity, as a scaffold for the generation of analogues with predicted triptolide biological activity...
April 12, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402921/mir-155-promotes-cell-proliferation-and-inhibits-apoptosis-by-pten-signaling-pathway-in-the-psoriasis
#12
Longjiang Xu, Hong Len, Xin Shi, Jiang Ji, Jinxiang Fu, Hong Len
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been demonstrated to contribute to malignant progression in psoriasis development. The purposes of the study was to evaluated the effects of miRNA-155 on cell proliferation, migration and apoptosis in psoriasis development via PTEN singaling pathway and identify its direct target protein. Quantitative real-time RT-PCR (qRT-PCR) was performed to examine the level of miR-155 in psoriasis cells, miR-155 was downregulated in a psoriasis cell line Hacat by transfected with small interfering RNA (siRNA), respectively...
April 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400912/impact-on-autophagy-and-ultraviolet-b-induced-responses-of-treatment-with-the-mtor-inhibitors-rapamycin-everolimus-torin-1-and-pp242-in-human-keratinocytes
#13
Song Xu, Li Li, Min Li, Mengli Zhang, Mei Ju, Xu Chen, Heng Gu
The mechanistic target of Rapamycin (MTOR) protein is a crucial signaling regulator in mammalian cells that is extensively involved in cellular biology. The function of MTOR signaling in keratinocytes remains unclear. In this study, we detected the MTOR signaling and autophagy response in the human keratinocyte cell line HaCaT and human epidermal keratinocytes treated with MTOR inhibitors. Moreover, we detected the impact of MTOR inhibitors on keratinocytes exposed to the common carcinogenic stressors ultraviolet B (UVB) and UVA radiation...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400730/biocompatible-colloidal-suspensions-based-on-magnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-synthesis-characterization-and-toxicological-profile
#14
Dorina-Elena Coricovac, Elena-Alina Moacă, Iulia Pinzaru, Cosmin Cîtu, Codruta Soica, Ciprian-Valentin Mihali, Cornelia Păcurariu, Victor A Tutelyan, Aristidis Tsatsakis, Cristina-Adriana Dehelean
The use of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles in biomedicine has evolved intensely in the recent years due to the multiple applications of these nanomaterials, mainly in domains like cancer. The aim of the present study was: (i) to develop biocompatible colloidal suspensions based on magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles as future theranostic tools for skin pathology and (ii) to test their effects in vitro on human keratinocytes (HaCat cells) and in vivo by employing an animal model of acute dermal toxicity. Biocompatible colloidal suspensions were obtained by coating the magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles resulted during the solution combustion synthesis with a double layer of oleic acid, as innovative procedure in increasing bioavailability...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400287/anti-inflammatory-and-vasoconstrictive-properties-of-potentilla-erecta-a-traditional-medicinal-plant-from-the-northern-hemisphere
#15
Ute Wölfle, Julia Hoffmann, Birgit Haarhaus, Venugopal Rao Mittapalli, Christoph M Schempp
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Potentilla erecta (L.) Raeusch is a medicinal plant of the Northern hemisphere belonging to the plant family of roses (Rosaceae). It has traditionally been used to treat inflammatory disorders of the skin and mucous membranes as well as chronic diarrhea. AIM OF THE STUDY: In the present study we analyzed the anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictive effect of a Potentilla erecta extract (PE) and questioned if PE is similar effective as mild corticosteroids...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399694/development-of-essential-oils-as-skin-permeation-enhancers-penetration-enhancement-effect-and-mechanism-of-action
#16
Qiudong Jiang, Yeming Wu, Hui Zhang, Pei Liu, Junhong Yao, Peijun Yao, Jun Chen, Jinao Duan
CONTEXT: Essential oils (EOs) have shown the potential to reversibly overcome the stratum corneum (SC) barrier to enhance the skin permeation of drugs. OBJECTIVE: The effectiveness of turpentine, Angelica, chuanxiong, Cyperus, cinnamon, and clove oils were investigated for the capacity and mechanism to promote skin penetration of ibuprofen. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Skin permeation studies of ibuprofen across rat abdominal skin with the presence of 3% w/v EOs were carried out; samples were withdrawn from the receptor compartment at 8, 10, 22, 24, 26, 28, 32, 36, and 48 h and analyzed for ibuprofen content by the HPLC method...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399173/mir-150-regulates-human-keratinocyte-proliferation-in-hypoxic-conditions-through-targeting-hif-1%C3%AE-and-vegfa-implications-for-psoriasis-treatment
#17
Yongjian Li, Juan Su, Fangfang Li, Xiang Chen, Guiying Zhang
Psoriasis is a common and chronic autoimmune skin disease which affects 2 to 3% of the world population. Abnormal proliferation of human keratinocytes is an important feature of psoriasis, along with local hypoxia and vascular abnormal growth. To leverage recent molecular findings into the personalized treatment of psoriasis, we need a strategy that integrates clinical stratification with molecular phenotyping. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a large family of small non-coding RNA which regulates diverse biological process, including cell proliferation, by modulating gene expression at the posttranscriptional level...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391081/glucose-decorated-gold-nanoclusters-a-membrane-potential-independent-fluorescence-probe-for-rapid-identification-of-cancer-cells-expressing-glut-receptors
#18
Sanjay Singh
The effective nanomedicines require nanoparticles to attach or adhere to the cell surface, which is dictated by several parameters of nanoparticles such as shape, size, charge, and composition. However, these parameters lead to the membrane potential dependent non-specific delivery of therapeutic or imaging nanosystems into cancer cells. This leads to significant complications and results into the serious impediment to effective treatment of cancer. Cancer cells are known to metabolize high amount of glucose in order to support their rapid proliferation and expansion...
April 1, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390928/itraconazole-cis-diastereoisomers-activate-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-ahr-and-pregnane-x-receptor-pxr-and-induce-cyp1a1-in-human-cell-lines-and-human-hepatocytes
#19
Martina Stepankova, Barbora Pastorkova, Petr Bachleda, Zdenek Dvorak
Triazole antimycotic itraconazole contains in its structure three chiral centres; therefore, it forms eight stereoisomers. Commercial preparations of itraconazole are a mixture of four cis-diastereoisomers. There is much evidence that efficacy, adverse effects, and toxicity of chiral drugs may be stereospecific. Therefore, we have prepared 4 pure cis-diastereoisomers of itraconazole and investigated their effects on transcriptional activities of xenoreceptors aryl hydrocarbon receptor AhR and pregnane X receptor PXR...
April 5, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385077/proteomic-analysis-and-functional-studies-of-baicalin-on-proteins-associated-with-skin-cancer
#20
Dan Li, Bingjiang Lin, Nabiha Yusuf, Erin M Burns, Xiuqin Yu, Dan Luo, Wei Min
Abundant evidence supports the key role of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) in skin cancer development. The human skin, especially the epidermal layer, is the main defense against UV radiation. Baicalin is a major bioactive component of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, a plant which has been found to exhibit antitumor activity. The anticarcinogenic mechanism of baicalin is not completely understood. We have reported that baicalin inhibited UVB-induced photo-damage and apoptosis in HaCaT cells (human skin keratinocytes)...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
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