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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613963/cytotoxic-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-cantharellus-cibarius-fr-cantarellaceae
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Marina Kolundžić, Tatjana Stanojković, Jelena Radović, Ana Tačić, Margarita Dodevska, Marina Milenković, Francesca Sisto, Carla Masia, Giampietro Farronato, Vesna Nikolić, Tatjana Kundaković
Antibacterial and cytotoxic activities of cyclohexane, dichloromethane, methanol, and aqueous extracts of Cantharellus cibarius were tested. Broth microdilution assay was performed against 10 bacterial strains (Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis, Micrococcus luteus, Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus feacalis, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella abony), with emphasis on Helicobacter pylori. Methanol extract was the most active against H. pylori strains with minimal inhibitory concentration values between 4 and 32 μg/mL...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607618/catechin-and-epicatechin-reduce-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-oxidative-stress-induced-by-amiodarone-in-human-lung-fibroblasts
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Luciana Fernandes Silva Santos, Adriana Stolfo, Caroline Calloni, Mirian Salvador
BACKGROUND: Amiodarone (AMD) and its metabolite N-desethylamiodarone can cause some adverse effects, which include pulmonary toxicity. Some studies suggest that mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress may play a role in these adverse effects. Catechin and epicatechin are recognized as important phenolic compounds with the ability to decrease oxidative stress. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the potential of catechin and epicatechin to modulate mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative damage caused by AMD in human lung fibroblast cells (MRC-5)...
June 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601597/in-vitro-studies-on-cytotoxicity-of-delaminated-ti3c2-mxene
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A M Jastrzębska, A Szuplewska, T Wojciechowski, M Chudy, W Ziemkowska, L Chlubny, A Rozmysłowska, A Olszyna
MXenes are a novel family of 2D materials, the biological activity of which has been largely unexplored. The present study, for the first time, shows some aspects of the in vitro toxicity of 2D sheets of Ti3C2 MXene. The Ti3AlC2 MAX phase was used in an expansion and delamination process to obtain Ti3C2 material in the form of 2D sheets. The obtained 2D material was characterized using SEM, TEM, DLS, XPS, and zeta potential. The biological activity of the MXene was determined on two normal (MRC-5 and HaCaT) and two cancerous (A549 and A375) cell lines...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601070/sox9-protects-against-human-lung-fibroblast-cell-apoptosis-induced-by-lps-through-activation-of-the-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-pathway
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Zhankun Zhu, Jinhua Dai, Yufeng Liao, Tao Wang
Sex-determining region Y-box 9 (Sox9) is an important transcription factor that has been identified as a key regulator of several types of diseases. In this study, we explored the correlation of Sox9 with cell proliferation, apoptosis, inflammatory factor expression, and the possible signaling pathway in human lung fibroblast cell line to investigate the possible mechanism of neonatal pneumonia. Therefore, in the present study, pc-Sox9 and si-Sox9 were transfected into MRC-5 (human fetal lung fibroblast cell line) to promote or inhibit expression of Sox-9...
May 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589873/human-cytomegalovirus-micrornas-are-carried-by-virions-and-dense-bodies-and-are-delivered-to-target-cells
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Abdul-Aleem Mohammad, Helena Costa, Natalia Landázuri, Weng-Onn Lui, Kjell Hultenby, Afsar Rahbar, Koon-Chu Yaiw, Cecilia Söderberg-Nauclér
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection results in the production of virions, dense bodies (DBs) and non-infectious enveloped particles, all of which incorporate proteins and RNAs that can be transferred to host cells. Here, we investigated whether virions and DBs also carry microRNAs (miRNAs) and assessed their delivery and functionality in cells. Human lung fibroblasts (MRC-5) were infected with the HCMV strain AD169, and conditioned cell culture medium was collected and centrifuged. The pellets were treated with RNase-ONE, and the virions and DBs were purified with a potassium tartrate-glycerol gradient and dialysed...
May 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554995/curcuma-mangga-mediated-synthesis-of-gold-nanoparticles-characterization-stability-cytotoxicity-and-blood-compatibility
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Yiing Yee Foo, Vengadesh Periasamy, Lik Voon Kiew, G Gnana Kumar, Sri Nurestri Abd Malek
The utilization of toxic chemicals as reducing and stabilizing agents in the preparation of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) has increased in vivo toxicity and thus limited its application in clinical settings. Herein, we propose an alternative method of preparing highly stable AuNPs, where non-toxic Curcuma mangga (CM) extract was used as a single reducing and stabilizing agent to overcome the aforementioned constraints. The morphological images enunciated that the homogeneously dispersed AuNPs exhibited spherical morphology with an average particle diameter of 15...
May 27, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553231/hydroxysafflor-yellow-a-suppresses-mrc-5-cell-activation-induced-by-tgf-%C3%AE-1-by-blocking-tgf-%C3%AE-1-binding-to-t%C3%AE-rii
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Ruiyan Pan, Yadan Zhang, Meng Zheng, Baoxia Zang, Ming Jin
Hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA) is an active ingredient of Carthamus tinctorius L.. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of HSYA on transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1)-induced changes in proliferation, migration, differentiation, and extracellular matrix accumulation and degradation in human fetal lung fibroblasts (MRC-5), to explore the mechanisms whereby HSYA may alleviate pulmonary fibrosis. MRC-5 cells were incubated with various doses of HSYA and/or the TGF-β receptor type I kinase inhibitor SB431542 and then stimulated with TGF-β1...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548957/involvement-of-p38-%C3%AE-trcp-tristetraprolin-tnf%C3%AE-axis-in-radiation-pneumonitis
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Pranathi Meda Krishnamurthy, Shirish Shukla, Paramita Ray, Rohit Mehra, Mukesh K Nyati, Theodore S Lawrence, Dipankar Ray
Early release of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) during radiotherapy of thoracic cancers plays an important role in radiation pneumonitis, whose inhibition may provide lung radioprotection. We previously reported radiation inactivates Tristetraprolin (TTP), a negative regulator of TNF-α synthesis, which correlated with increased TNF-α release. However, the molecular events involved in radiation-induced TTP inactivation remain unclear. To determine if eliminating Ttp in mice resulted in a phenotypic response to radiation, Ttp-null mice lungs were exposed to a single dose of 15 Gy, and TNF-α release and lung inflammation were analyzed at different time points post-irradiation...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521385/-ziziphus-oxyphylla-ethnobotanical-ethnopharmacological-and-phytochemical-review
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Rizwan Ahmad, Niyaz Ahmad, Atta Abbas Naqvi
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ziziphus oxyphylla (ZO) is distributed mainly in tropic and warm temperate regions in the world. Pakistan owns six (06) indigenous species of genus Ziziphus out of which ZO is widely used for traditional treatment of different ailments such as diabetes, jaundice and liver diseases. AIM OF THE STUDY: The present review aims to provide in-depth and comprehensive literature overview, regarding botanical, chemical and biological characteristics of the plant alongwith phytochemical isolation and mechanistic studies to support its folklore and traditional uses...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521203/3d-full-field-quantification-of-cell-induced-large-deformations-in-fibrillar-biomaterials-by-combining-non-rigid-image-registration-with-label-free-second-harmonic-generation
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Alvaro Jorge-Peñas, Hannelore Bové, Kathleen Sanen, Marie-Mo Vaeyens, Christian Steuwe, Maarten Roeffaers, Marcel Ameloot, Hans Van Oosterwyck
To advance our current understanding of cell-matrix mechanics and its importance for biomaterials development, advanced three-dimensional (3D) measurement techniques are necessary. Cell-induced deformations of the surrounding matrix are commonly derived from the displacement of embedded fiducial markers, as part of traction force microscopy (TFM) procedures. However, these fluorescent markers may alter the mechanical properties of the matrix or can be taken up by the embedded cells, and therefore influence cellular behavior and fate...
May 10, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507520/in-vitro-and-in-silico-antidiabetic-and-antimicrobial-evaluation-of-constituents-from-kickxia-ramosissima-nanorrhinum-ramosissimum
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Adnan Amin, Emmy Tuenter, Kenn Foubert, Jamhsed Iqbal, Paul Cos, Louis Maes, Vassiliki Exarchou, Sandra Apers, Luc Pieters
Background and Aims:Kickxia ramosissima (Wall.) Janch (or Nanorrhinum ramosissimum (Wall.) Betsche is a well-known medicinal plant in Pakistan that is traditionally used in diabetic and inflammatory conditions. Because little information is available on its phytochemical composition, a range of constituents were isolated and evaluated in vitro in assays related to the traditional use. Methods: Dried whole plant material was extracted and chromatographically fractionated. Isolated constituents were evaluated in silico and in vitro in assays related to the traditional use against diabetes (inhibition of α-glucosidase activity; inhibition of advanced glycation endproducts) and in inflammatory conditions (inhibition of AAPH induced linoleic acid peroxidation, inhibition of 15-LOX, antimicrobial activity)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504009/the-redox-couple-avarol-avarone-in-the-fight-with-malignant-gliomas-the-case-study-of-u-251-mg-cells
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Boris Pejin, Giuseppina Tommonaro, Miodrag Glumac, Dimitar Jakimov, Vesna Kojic
This study aimed to screen in vitro antitumour activity of the redox couple avarol/avarone against the human malignant glioma cell line U-251 MG for the first time. Compared both with avarol and positive controls used (temozolomide and doxorubicin), avarone was found to be the most active compound with IC50 value below 1 μM (IC50 0.68 ± 0.04 μM, 96 h). Considerable less DNA damage in the cells treated with avarol and avarone vs. doxorubicin (105 & 123% vs. 299%, respectively; untreated U-251 MG cells were used as a control, 100%), coupled with no sign of cytotoxicity against the normal human foetal lung fibroblast MRC-5 cells (IC50 > 100 μM), has actually pointed out the importance of this marine sesquiterpenoid quinone structure as a promising lead compound in development of novel brain chemotherapeutics...
May 15, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497137/identification-of-two-novel-antioxidant-peptides-from-edible-bird-s-nest-aerodramus-fuciphagus-protein-hydrolysates
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Masomeh Ghassem, Keizo Arihara, Salimeh Mohammadi, Norrakiah Abdullah Sani, Abdul Salam Babji
Edible bird's nest (EBN) is widely consumed as a delicacy and traditional medicine amongst the Chinese. In the present study, for the first time, the antioxidant properties of an EBN pepsin-trypsin hydrolysate of the swiftlet species Aerodramus fuciphagus and its ultrafiltration fractions were investigated. Thirteen peptides with molecular weights between 514.29 and 954.52 Da were identified in the EBN fraction with the use of mass spectrometry. Two novel pentapeptides Pro-Phe-His-Pro-Tyr and Leu-Leu-Gly-Asp-Pro, corresponding to f134-138 and f164-168 of cytochrome b of A...
May 24, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494188/depletion-of-signal-recognition-particle-72kda-increases-radiosensitivity
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Remko Prevo, Gaganpreet S Tiwana, Timothy S Maughan, Francesca M Buffa, W Gillies McKenna, Geoff S Higgins
The identification of genetic determinants that underpin tumor radioresistance can help the development of targeted radiosensitizers or aid personalization of radiotherapy treatment. Here we identify signal recognition particle 72 kDa (SRP72) as a novel gene involved in radioresistance. Knockdown of SRP72 resulted in significant radiosensitization of HeLa (cervical), PSN-1 (pancreatic), and T24 (bladder), BT-549 (breast) and MCF7 (breast) tumor lines as measured by colony formation assays. SRP72 depletion also resulted in the radiosensitization of normal lung fibroblast cell lines (HFL1 and MRC-5), demonstrating that the effect is not restricted to tumor cells...
May 11, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476711/new-ellagic-acid-derivative-from-the-fruits-of-heat-tolerant-plant-conocarpus-lancifolius-engl-and-their-anti-inflammatory-cytotoxic-ppar-agonistic-activities
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Areej Mohammad Al-Taweel, Shagufta Perveen, Ghada Ahmed Fawzy, Rashad Mehmood, Afsar Khan, Shabana Iqrar Khan
Conocarpus lancifolius (Combretaceae), is distributed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is a heat-tolerant Saudi medicinal plant, demonstrates prominent antidiabetic potential and the fruit extract fruits showed cytotoxicity against MRC-5 cancer cell line, as well as prominent antiprotozoal and antibacterial activities. The objective of this study is to isolate the compounds and evaluate the anti-inflammatory, cytotoxic, PPAR agonistic and antioxidant activities of extracts and pure constituents from C. lancifolius...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475279/nk-cells-generate-memory-type-responses-to-human-cytomegalovirus-infected-fibroblasts
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Nicholas Newhook, Neva Fudge, Michael Grant
Natural killer (NK) cells are cytotoxic lymphocytes that selectively respond against abnormal cells. Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection causes expansion of NKG2C(+) CD57(+) NK cells in vivo and NKG2C(+) NK cells proliferate when cultured with HCMV-infected cells. This raises the possibility of an NK-cell subset selectively responding against a specific pathogen and accruing memory. To test this possibility, we compared proliferation, natural cytotoxicity and interferon-γ (IFN-γ) production of NK cells from HCMV-seropositive and HCMV-seronegative individuals co-cultured with HCMV-infected or uninfected MRC-5 cells...
May 5, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457274/cytotoxic-outcomes-of-orthodontic-bands-with-and-without-silver-solder-in-different-cell-lineages
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Letícia Spinelli Jacoby, Valnês da Silva Rodrigues Junior, Maria Martha Campos, Luciane Macedo de Menezes
INTRODUCTION: The safety of orthodontic materials is a matter of high interest. In this study, we aimed to assess the in-vitro cytotoxicity of orthodontic band extracts, with and without silver solder, by comparing the viability outcomes of the HaCat keratinocytes, the fibroblastic cell lineages HGF and MRC-5, and the kidney epithelial Vero cells. METHODS: Sterilized orthodontic bands with and without silver solder joints were added to culture media (6 cm(2)/mL) and incubated for 24 hours at 37°C under continuous agitation...
May 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433833/in-vitro-antitumor-activity-metal-uptake-and-reactivity-with-ascorbic-acid-and-bsa-of-some-gold-iii-complexes-with-n-n-ethylenediamine-bidentate-ester-ligands
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Nebojša Pantelić, Bojana B Zmejkovski, Branka Kolundžija, Marija Đorđić Crnogorac, Jelena M Vujić, Biljana Dojčinović, Srećko R Trifunović, Tatjana P Stanojković, Tibor J Sabo, Goran N Kaluđerović
Four novel gold(III) complexes of general formulae [AuCl2{(S,S)-R2eddl}]PF6 (R2eddl=O,O'-dialkyl-(S,S)-ethylenediamine-N,N'-di-2-(4-methyl)pentanoate, R=n-Pr, n-Bu, n-Pe, i-Bu; 1-4, respectively), were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, UV/Vis, IR, and NMR spectroscopy, as well as high resolution mass spectrometry. Density functional theory calculations pointed out that (R,R)-N,N'-configuration diastereoisomers were energetically the most favorable. Duo to high cytotoxic activity complex 3 was chosen for stability study in DMSO, no decomposition occurs within 24h, and for the reaction with ascorbic acid in which was reduced immediately...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408225/synthesis-of-isoflavene-thiosemicarbazone-hybrids-and-evaluation-of-their-anti-tumor-activity
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Eugene M H Yee, Miriam B Brandl, David StC Black, Orazio Vittorio, Naresh Kumar
Phenoxodiol is an isoflavene with potent anti-tumor activity. In this study, a series of novel mono- and di-substituted phenoxodiol-thiosemicarbazone hybrids were synthesized via the condensation reaction between phenoxodiol with thiosemicarbazides. The in vitro anti-proliferative activities of the hybrids were evaluated against the neuroblastoma SKN-BE(2)C, the triple negative breast cancer MDA-MB-231, and the glioblastoma U87 cancer cell lines. The mono-substituted hybrids exhibited potent anti-proliferative activity against all three cancer cell lines, while the di-substituted hybrids were less active...
April 3, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405259/a549-and-mrc-5-cell-aggregation-in-a-microfluidic-lab-on-a-chip-system
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A Zuchowska, E Jastrzebska, K Zukowski, M Chudy, A Dybko, Z Brzozka
In this paper, we present a culture of A549 and MRC-5 spheroids in a microfluidic system. The aim of our work was to develop a good lung cancer model for the evaluation of drug cytotoxicity. Our research was focused on determining the progress of cell aggregation depending on such factors as the depth of culture microwells in the microdevices, a different flow rate of the introduced cell suspensions, and the addition of collagen to cell suspensions. We showed that these factors had a significant influence on spheroid formation...
March 2017: Biomicrofluidics
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