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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330284/in-vitro-evaluation-of-anti-proliferative-anti-inflammatory-and-pro-apoptotic-activities-of-the-methanolic-extracts-of-andrographis-nallamalayana-ellis-on-a375-and-b16f10-melanoma-cell-lines
#1
Guroji Purushotham, Yerukala Padma, Yusuf Nabiha, R R Venkata Raju
Natural plant products have been widely used in controlling cancer with fewer or no side effects and the use of plant extracts as complementary to synthetic medicine is gaining increased popularity. Members of Andrographis plants possess important medicinal properties. In the present study, anti-cancerous properties of Andrographis nallamalayana (AN) were tested on A375 and B16F10 skin melanoma cancer cell lines. The leaf extracts of AN significantly reduced the cell viability and cell survival of skin cancer cell lines, achieved by MTT assay and clonogenic assays, respectively...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330156/effect-of-salicylic-acid-on-expression-level-of-genes-related-with-isoprenoid-pathway-in-centella-centella-asiatica-l-urban-cells
#2
Nguyen Hoang Loc, Nguyen Thanh Giang, Nguyen Duc Huy
In this study, we report the expression level of CaSQS, CabAS and CaCYS, the genes involved in phytosterol and triterpene metabolic pathway of centella (Centella asiatica (L.) Urban), in cells elicited with salicylic acid (50-200 µM). Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and Northern blot analysis indicated CaSQS, CabAS, and CaCYS genes expressed in both the wild-type and cultured cells (with and without elicitation). In elicited cells, expressions of CaSQS, CabAS, and CaCYS genes showed strong dependence on salicylic acid concentration and elicitation day...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330086/cloning-expression-purification-and-characterization-of-human-mitochondrial-carbonic-anhydrase-va
#3
Danish Idrees, Sudhir Kumar, Syed Abdul Arif Rehman, Samudrala Gourinath, Asimul Islam, Faizan Ahmad, Md Imtaiyaz Hassan
Carbonic anhydrase VA (CAVA) is a mitochondrial enzyme that catalyzes the reversible hydration of CO2 to produce HCO3(-) and proton. CAV is primarily involved in several biosynthetic processes such as ureagenesis, gluconeogenesis and lipogenesis by providing bicarbonate ion. Here, we report a new strategy for cloning, expression and purification for CAVA in the bacterial system followed by its biophysical characterization. The cDNA of CAVA, a 801 nucleotide long that encodes a 267-amino acid polypeptide of molecular mass of 30-kDa (excluding signal peptide), was sub-cloned in the expression vector pET21c and transformed into Escherichia coli strain BL21 (DE3) for expression...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330080/transgenic-rice-plants-expressing-synthetic-cry2ax1-gene-exhibits-resistance-to-rice-leaffolder-cnaphalocrosis-medinalis
#4
R Manikandan, N Balakrishnan, D Sudhakar, V Udayasuriyan
Bacillus thuringiensis is a major source of insecticidal genes imparting insect resistance in transgenic plants. Level of expression of transgenes in transgenic plants is important to achieve desirable level of resistance against target insects. In order to achieve desirable level of expression, rice chloroplast transit peptide sequence was fused with synthetic cry2AX1 gene to target its protein in chloroplasts. Sixteen PCR positive lines of rice were generated by Agrobacterium mediated transformation using immature embryos...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329833/thy1-cd90-expression-is-reduced-by-the-environmental-chemical-tetrabromobisphenol-a-to-promote-adipogenesis-through-induction-of-microrna-103
#5
Collynn F Woeller, E'Lissa Flores, Stephen J Pollock, Richard P Phipps
Environmental chemicals termed "obesogens" disrupt the endocrine system to promote adipogenesis and obesity. Tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBPA) has been reported to increase adipogenesis, however, the mechanism(s) of action are unclear. Thy1 (CD90) is a glycophosphatidylinositol (GPI) -anchored membrane protein that serves as a marker for stem cells and also plays an important role in regulating adipogenesis and obesity. We investigated whether or not TBBPA promotes adipogenesis in human and mouse cells by reducing Thy1 levels...
February 22, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329735/anti-inflammatory-mechanism-of-ulinastatin-inhibiting-the-hyperpermeability-of-vascular-endothelial-cells-induced-by-tnf-%C3%AE-via-the-rhoa-rock-signal-pathway
#6
Fu Wei, Siyi Liu, Li Luo, Nina Gu, Yan Zeng, Xiaoying Chen, Shan Xu, Dan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Ulinastatin reduces the high permeability of vascular endothelial cells induced by tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α). This study investigated the molecular mechanism behind this effect, with the aim of understanding the action of ulinastatin in sepsis therapy and exploring novel therapeutic strategies for sepsis patients. METHODS: A TNF-α treated human umbilical vein endothelial cell line (EA.hy926) was employed as an inflammation model. Horseradish peroxidase permeability assays and an epithelial voltmeter method were used to measure the permeability of EA...
March 19, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329327/association-of-accelerometer-measured-physical-activity-with-leukocyte-telomere-length-among-older-women
#7
Aladdin H Shadyab, Michael J LaMonte, Charles Kooperberg, Alexander P Reiner, Cara L Carty, Todd M Manini, Lifang Hou, Chongzhi Di, Andrea Z LaCroix
Background: Previous studies on physical activity and telomere length have relied largely upon self-reported physical activity data, and few studies have examined older adults. The association of objectively measured physical activity with leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is currently unknown. Methods: In this study, we examined cross-sectional associations between accelerometer-measured total, light, and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and LTL, measured using Southern blot...
March 9, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329259/evaluation-of-modified-2-tiered-serodiagnostic-testing-algorithms-for-early-lyme-disease
#8
John A Branda, Klemen Strle, Lise E Nigrovic, Paul M Lantos, Timothy J Lepore, Nitin S Damle, Mary Jane Ferraro, Allen C Steere
Background.: The conventional 2-tiered serologic testing protocol for Lyme disease (LD), an enzyme immunoassay (EIA) followed by immunoglobulin M and immunoglobulin G Western blots, performs well in late-stage LD but is insensitive in patients with erythema migrans (EM), the most common manifestation of the illness. Western blots are also complex, difficult to interpret, and relatively expensive. In an effort to improve test performance and simplify testing in early LD, we evaluated several modified 2-tiered testing (MTTT) protocols, which use 2 assays designed as first-tier tests sequentially, without the need of Western blots...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329009/the-expression-and-localization-of-rnase-and-rnase-inhibitor-in-blood-cells-and-vascular-endothelial-cells-in-homeostasis-of-the-vascular-system
#9
Ayaka Ohashi, Aya Murata, Yuichiro Cho, Shizuko Ichinose, Yuriko Sakamaki, Miwako Nishio, Osamu Hoshi, Silvia Fischer, Klaus T Preissner, Takatoshi Koyama
RNA may be released from vascular cells including endothelial cells in the event of injury and in vascular disease. Extracellular RNAs have been recognized as novel procoagulant and permeability-increasing factors. Extracellular RNA may function as inflammatory host alarm signals that serve to amplify the defense mechanism, but it may provide important links to thrombus formation. Extracellular RNA is degraded by RNase. We propose that RNase and its inhibitor RNase inhibitor (RI) act as modulators of homeostasis in the vasculature to control the functions of extracellular RNA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328867/astragaloside-iv-alleviates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-kidney-injury-through-down-regulating-cytokines-ccr5-and-p-erk-and-elevating-anti-oxidative-ability
#10
Wei Zhou, Yi Chen, Xingyu Zhang
BACKGROUND Astragaloside IV (AS-IV) has been shown to prevent ischemia-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) in rat models of ischemia and reperfusion. However, the effects of AS-IV on AKI during sepsis and endotoxinemia is unclear. The current study aimed to investigate the effects and molecular mechanisms of AS-IV on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced AKI. MATERIAL AND METHODS Adult male CD-1 mice were randomly assigned into 6 groups (n=8/group): control group: mice were intraperitoneally (i.p.) injected with normal saline; LPS group (10 mg/kg, i...
March 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328548/characterization-of-hiv-seroconverters-in-a-tdf-ftc-prep-study-hptn-067-adapt
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Mariya V Sivay, Maoji Li, Estelle Piwowar-Manning, Yinfeng Zhang, Sarah E Hudelson, Mark A Marzinke, Rivet K Amico, Andrew Redd, Craig W Hendrix, Peter L Anderson, Kevin Bokoch, Linda Gail-Bekker, Frits van Griensven, Sharon Mannheimer, James P Hughes, Robert Grant, Susan H Eshleman
BACKGROUND: HPTN 067/ADAPT evaluated tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in women (South Africa) and men who have sex with men (Thailand, US). Participants received once-weekly directly observed TDF/FTC (DOT), and were then randomized to daily, time-driven, or event-driven PrEP. This report describes characterization of 12 HIV seroconversion events in this trial. METHODS: HIV rapid testing was performed at study sites...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328238/valproic-acid-induces-decreased-expression-of-h19-promoting-cell-apoptosis-in-a549-cells
#12
Yang Hao, Guodong Wang, Chao Lin, Dong Li, Zhonghao Ji, Fei Gao, Zhanjun Li, Dianfeng Liu, Dongxu Wang
It has been suggested that the imprinted gene, H19, plays a crucial role in the development of cancer. In the present study, we attempted to treat the abnormal expression and methylation status of H19 in A549 cells using valproic acid (VPA), ascorbic acid (Vc), and 5-aza-Cytidine (5-Aza). The results suggested that VPA administration could alter the expression pattern of H19, while the hypomethylation status of H19 DMR was unchanged. Furthermore, overexpression of HDAC1 and DNMT1 was associated with decreased expression of H19 in VPA-treated cells...
March 22, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328180/effect-of-estrogen-on-chick-primordial-follicle-development-and-activation
#13
Dan Zhao, Caifeng Lv, Guang Liu, Yuling Mi, Caiqiao Zhang
Steroid hormones and their receptors play pivotal roles in avian reproduction and development. 17β-estradiol (E2 ) is an essential mediator in ovarian development. In this study, Day 3 (D3) chicks were injected with E2 (0.025, 0.25 or 2.5 mg/kg body weight) for 4 days to assess the effects of estrogen on avian follicle development. Morphological analysis showed that treatment of E2 at 2.5 mg/kg increased the number of growing follicles by 28. 5% and activated follicles by 8.9%, compared with the group. Treatment of E2 also led to increased diameter and area of three kinds of follicles and oocytes, respectively...
March 22, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328108/ex-vivo-infection-of-human-placental-chorionic-villi-explants-with-trypanosoma-cruzi-and-toxoplasma-gondii-induces-different-toll-like-receptor-expression-and-cytokine-chemokine-profiles
#14
Christian Castillo, Lorena Muñoz, Ileana Carrillo, Ana Liempi, Christian Gallardo, Norbel Galanti, Juan Diego Maya, Ulrike Kemmerling
PROBLEM: Trypanosoma cruzi and Toxoplasma gondii present, respectively, low and high congenital transmission rates. The placenta as an immune regulatory organ expresses TLRs, leading to the secretion of cytokines. Both parasites are recognized by TLR-2, TLR-4, and TLR-9. Here, we studied if the parasites induce differences in TLR protein expression, cytokine profiles, and whether receptor inhibition is related to parasite infection. METHOD OF STUDY: Placental tissue explants were infected ex vivo with each parasite, TLRs protein expression, cytokine profile and parasite infection were determined by Western blotting, ELISA and qPCR...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328082/microrna-488-3p-sensitizes-malignant-melanoma-cells-to-cisplatin-by-targeting-prkdc
#15
Ning Li, Yue Ma, Li Ma, Yu Guan, Liang Ma, Daping Yang
Deregulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) has been implicated in drug resistance in various types of cancers, including malignant melanoma (MM). MiR-488-3p has been reported as a tumor suppressor in several cancers. However, the exact expression patterns of miR-488-3p and the precise molecular mechanisms underlying its role in MM remain largely unknown and require further investigation. In this study, we demonstrated that miR-488-3p is significantly down regulated in MM clinical specimens and cell lines. Ectopic expression of miR-488-3p resulted in markedly increased drug sensitivity of MM cells in vitro and in vivo...
March 22, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328017/dental-pulp-stem-cells-promote-regeneration-of-damaged-neuron-cells-on-the-cellular-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
Feixiang Wang, Yali Jia, Jiajing Liu, Jinglei Zhai, Ning Cao, Wen Yue, Huixia He, Xuetao Pei
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an incurable neurodegenerative disease and many types of stem cells have been used in AD therapy with some favorable effects. In this study, we investigated the potential therapeutical effects of human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) on AD cellular model which established by okadaic acid (OA)-induced damage to human neuroblastoma cell line, SH-SY5Y, in vitro for 24h. After confirmed the AD cellular model, the cells were co-culture with hDPSCs by transwell co-culture system till 24 h for treatment...
March 22, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327829/-western-blot-diagnostic-yield-for-simultaneous-antibody-detection-in-patients-with-human-cysticercosis-hydatidosis-and-human-fascioliasis
#17
Kelly Davelois, Hermes Escalante, César Jara
. To determine the diagnostic yield using western blotting to simultaneously detect antibodies in patients with human cysticercosis, hydatidosis, and human fascioliasis. Materials and methods . Cross-sectional study of diagnostic yield assessment. Excretory/secretory antigens were obtained from Taenia solium larvae, Echinococcus granulosus cysts, and the adult flukes of Fasciola hepática, which were then separated using the polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis technique, transferred, and attached to a nitrocellulose membrane to be probed with sera from the patient infected with the three parasites...
October 2016: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327787/overexpression-of-mir-484-and-mir-744-in-vero-cells-alters-dengue-virus-replication
#18
Juan Camilo Castrillón-Betancur, Silvio Urcuqui-Inchima
BACKGROUND: Dengue is considered one of the world's most important mosquito-borne diseases. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding single-stranded RNAs that play an important role in the regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes. Although miRNAs possess antiviral activity against many mammalian-infecting viruses, their involvement in Dengue virus (DENV) replication remains poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To determine the role of miR-484 and miR-744 in DENV infection and to examine whether DENV infection alters the expression of both miRNAs...
April 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327595/x-linked-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-inhibits-apoptosis-and-preserves-the-blood-brain-barrier-after-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#19
Cheng Gao, Hongwei Yu, Cong Yan, Wenyang Zhao, Yao Liu, Dongdong Zhang, Jingwei Li, Nan Liu
Early brain injury following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) strongly determines the prognosis of patients suffering from an aneurysm rupture, and apoptosis is associated with early brain injury after SAH. This study was designed to explore the role of X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP) in early brain injury following SAH. The expression of XIAP was detected using western blotting and real-time RT-PCR in an autologous blood injection model of SAH. We also studied the role of XIAP in early brain injury and detected apoptosis-related proteins...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327534/the-anti-allergic-rhinitis-effect-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-of-shenqi-by-regulating-mast-cell-degranulation-and-th1-th2-cytokine-balance
#20
Yang-Yang Shao, Yi-Ming Zhou, Min Hu, Jin-Ze Li, Cheng-Juan Chen, Yong-Jiang Wang, Xiao-Yun Shi, Wen-Jie Wang, Tian-Tai Zhang
Shenqi is a traditional Chinese polyherbal medicine has been widely used for the treatment of allergic rhinitis (AR). The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-allergic rhinitis activity of Shenqi and explore its underlying molecular mechanism. Ovalbumin (OVA)-induced allergic rhinitis rat model was used to evaluate the anti-allergic rhinitis effect of Shenqi. The effect of Shenqi on IgE-mediated degranulation was measured using rat basophilic leukemia (RBL-2H3) cells. Primary spleen lymphocytes were isolated to investigate the anti-allergic mechanism of Shenqi by detecting the expression of transcription factors via Western blot and the level of cytokines (IL-4 and IFN-γ) via ELISA...
March 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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