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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817965/trametes-versicolor-ethanol-extract-a-promising-candidate-for-health-promoting-food-supplement
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Ljiljana Janjušević, Boris Pejin, Sonja Kaišarević, Stanislava Gorjanović, Ferenc Pastor, Kristina Tešanović, Maja Karaman
This study aimed to estimate antiradical, antioxidant (AO) and cytotoxic activities of the fungus Trametes versicolor ethanol fruiting body extract. The extract was found to effectively scavenge both O2(•-) and NO(•) (29.62 and 52.48 μg/mL, respectively). It also showed a good AO activity in the polarographic HPMC assay (950%/mL). p-Hydroxybenzoic acid may be one of the responsible compounds for the afore-mentioned activities. The same extract also exhibited a concentration-dependent cytotoxicity against MCF-7 and HepG2 tumour cell lines reaching IC50 values of 123...
August 18, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816543/mir-541-5p-regulates-lung-fibrosis-by-targeting-cyclic-nucleotide-phosphodiesterase-1a
#2
Liqin Ren, Chunyan Yang, Yongfeng Dou, Renhui Zhan, Yi Sun, Yan Yu
AIM OF THE STUDY: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a lethal human disease with short survival time and few treatment options. In this study, we aim to demonstrate that cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase 1A (PDE1A), a Ca2+/calmodulin-stimulating PDE family member, plays a critical role in the induction of fibrosis and angiogenesis in the lung. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To induce pulmonary damage, adult male SD rats were treated with bleomycin in a dose of 6 mg/kg body weight by a single intratracheal instillation...
August 17, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806404/rig-i-and-il-6-are-negative-feedback-regulators-of-sting-induced-by-double-stranded-dna
#3
Xueling Wu, Jun Yang, Tao Na, Kehua Zhang, Andrew M Davidoff, Bao-Zhu Yuan, Youchun Wang
The stimulator of interferon genes (STING) protein has emerged as a critical signal transduction molecule in the innate immune response. Sustained activation of the STING signaling induced by cytosolic DNA has been considered to be the cause of a variety of autoimmune diseases characterized by uncontrolled inflammation. Therefore, it is important to understand the molecular basis of the regulation of STING signaling pathway. Here we demonstrate that the STING protein undergoes a proteasome-mediated degradation in human diploid cell (HDC) lines including MRC-5 following the transfection of double-stranded DNA (dsDNA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801702/paeonol-attenuates-aging-mrc-5-cells-and-inhibits-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-premalignant-hacat-cells-induced-by-aging-mrc-5-cell-conditioned-medium
#4
Lihua Yang, Shangping Xing, Kun Wang, Hua Yi, Biaoyan Du
Senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) factors, such as IL-6 and IL-8, are extremely critical in tissue microenvironment. Senescent human fibroblasts facilitate epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in premalignant epithelial cells mainly through the secretion of SASP factors. Meanwhile, premalignant human HaCaT Keratinocyte (HaCaT) cells as immortal epithelial cells are susceptible to malignant transformation. Paeonol, an herbal phenolic component found in peonies, exerts anti-aging and anti-tumor efficacies, while the molecular mechanisms of paeonol on EMT in premalignant HaCaT cells induced by SASP factors are unclear...
August 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799598/antiproliferative-activity-of-%C3%AE-6-arene-ruthenacarborane-sandwich-complexes-against-hct116-and-mcf7-cell-lines
#5
Marta Gozzi, Benedikt Schwarze, Menyhárt-Botond Sárosi, Peter Lönnecke, Dijana Drača, Danijela Maksimović-Ivanić, Sanja Mijatović, Evamarie Hey-Hawkins
Three [(η(6)-arene)RuC2B9H11] complexes (arene = p-cymene (2), biphenyl (3) and 1-Me-4-COOEt-C6H4 (4)) were synthesised according to modified literature procedures and fully characterised. 2-4 were found to be moderately active against two types of tumour cell lines (HCT116 and MCF7), with IC50 values in the low micromolar range. However, viability of normal, healthy cells (MRC-5 cell line, MLEC and mouse macrophages) was not affected by treatment with 2-4, indicating high selectivity of the metallacarborane complexes towards tumour cell lines, compared to the unselective antitumour agent cisplatin and other potential Ru(II) drugs...
August 11, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797655/n-glycan-profiles-in-h9n-2-avian-influenza-viruses-from-chicken-eggs-and-human-embryonic-lung-fibroblast-cells
#6
Wentian Chen, Yaogang Zhong, Rui Su, Huicai Qi, Weina Deng, Yu Sun, Tianran Ma, Xilong Wang, Hanjie Yu, Xiurong Wang, Zheng Li
N-glycosylation can affect the host specificity, virulence and infectivity of influenza A viruses (IAVs). In this study, the distribution and evolution of N-glycosylation sites in the hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA) of H9N2 virus were explored using phylogenetic analysis. Then, one strain of the H9N2 subtypes was proliferated in the embryonated chicken eggs (ECE) and human embryonic lung fibroblast cells (MRC-5) system. The proliferated viral N-glycan profiles were analyzed by a glycomic method that combined the lectin microarray and MALDI-TOF/TOF-MS...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797070/methyl-pyruvate-protects-a-normal-lung-fibroblast-cell-line-from-irinotecan-induced-cell-death-potential-use-as-adjunctive-to-chemotherapy
#7
Bernice Monchusi, Monde Ntwasa
The Warburg Effect, characterized by increased rate of glycolysis even under normoxic conditions, is one of the hallmarks of cancer. Relatively lower oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) is also a characteristic feature in cancer cells. We hypothesized that interference with this phenomenon, by introducing exogenous pyruvate, would upset this cancer phenotype and boost the energy requirements of normal cells. We find that methyl pyruvate protects irinotecan-treated normal lung fibroblast cell line (MRC-5) probably by turning off the p53/p21 axis of the apoptotic pathways...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766058/bioselection-of-coxsackievirus-b6-strain-variants-with-altered-tropism-to-human-cancer-cell-lines
#8
Victor A Svyatchenko, Vladimir A Ternovoy, Nikolai N Kiselev, Anna V Demina, Valery B Loktev, Sergey V Netesov, Peter M Chumakov
Cancer cells develop increased sensitivity to members of many virus families and, in particular, can be efficiently infected and lysed by many low-pathogenic human enteroviruses. However, because of their great genetic heterogeneity, cancer cells display different levels of sensitivity to particular enterovirus strains, which may substantially limit the chances of a positive clinical response. We show that a non-pathogenic strain of coxsackievirus B6 (LEV15) can efficiently replicate to high titers in the malignant human cell lines C33A, DU145, AsPC-1 and SK-Mel28, although it displays much lower replication efficiency in A431 and A549 cells and very limited replication ability in RD and MCF7 cells, as well as in the normal lung fibroblast cell line MRC-5 and the immortalized mammary epithelial cell line MCF10A...
August 1, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756292/anticancer-potential-of-new-steroidal-thiazolidin-4-one-derivatives-mechanisms-of-cytotoxic-action-and-effects-on-angiogenesis-in-vitro
#9
Marijana B Živković, Ivana Z Matić, Marko V Rodić, Irena T Novaković, Ana M Krivokuća, Dušan M Sladić, Natalija M Krstić
The synthesis and cytotoxic activities determination of new steroidal mono- and bis(thiazolidin-4-ones) 4a-f and 5a-f have been performed. Their anticancer action was also evaluated in comparison to previously synthesized and reported corresponding steroidal thiosemicarbazones. All compounds were obtained as stereoisomeric mixtures with different configuration (E or Z) in the hydrazone moiety at the C-3 position. After several consecutive crystallizations diastereomerically pure major (E)-isomers of mono-thiazolidin-4-ones were isolated...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740275/edible-wild-plant-heracleum-pyrenaicum-subsp-orsinii-as-a-potential-new-source-of-bioactive-essential-oils
#10
Ljuboš Ušjak, Silvana Petrović, Milica Drobac, Marina Soković, Tatjana Stanojković, Ana Ćirić, Marjan Niketić
Many Heracleum L. taxa (Apiaceae) are used as food and spices, and in traditional medicine. In this work, the chemical composition of Heracleum pyrenaicum subsp. orsinii (Guss.) F. Pedrotti and Pignatti root, leaf and fruit essential oils, their antimicrobial activity and cytotoxic effect on malignant and normal cells were investigated for the first time. The composition of the oils was analyzed by GC and GC-MS. Monoterpenes prevailed in the root oil, with β-pinene (38.6%) being dominant, while in the leaf oil, sesquiterpenes, mostly (E)-nerolidol (20...
July 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732811/kaurenoic-acid-activates-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
#11
Kyun Ha Kim, Jin Woo Han, Sung-Ki Jung, Bum-Joon Park, Chang Woo Han, Myungsoo Joo
BACKGROUND: Kaurenoic acid (ent-kaur-16-en-19-oic acid: KA) is a key constituent found in the roots of Aralia continentalis Kitagawa (Araliaceae) that has been used for treating rheumatism in traditional Asian medicine. HYPOTHESIS: Although KA was reported to suppress inflammation by activating Nrf2, the anti-inflammatory function of KA is less characterized. Given the complex nature of the inflammatory response and the critical role of TGF-β in resolving inflammation, we hypothesized that KA suppresses inflammatory response by activating TGF-β signaling...
August 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710964/design-synthesis-and-biological-studies-of-a-library-of-nk1-receptor-ligands-based-on-a-5-arylthiosubstituted-2-amino-4-6-diaryl-3-cyano-4h-pyran-core-switch-from-antagonist-to-agonist-effect-by-chemical-modification
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Rocío Recio, Empar Vengut-Climent, Bernard Mouillac, Hélène Orcel, Miguel López-Lázaro, José Manuel Calderón-Montaño, Eleuterio Álvarez, Noureddine Khiar, Inmaculada Fernández
A library of 5-arylthiosubstituted 2-amino-4,6-diaryl-3-cyano-4H-pyrans has been synthesized as a new family of non-peptide NK1 receptor ligands by a one-pot cascade process. Their biological effects via interaction with the NK1 receptor were experimentally determined as percentage of inhibition (for antagonists) and percentage of activation (for agonists), compared to the substance P (SP) effect, in IPone assay. A set of these amino compounds was found to inhibit the action of SP, and therefore can be considered as a new family of SP-antagonists...
June 28, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710015/bactericidal-impact-of-ag-zno-and-mixed-agzno-colloidal-nanoparticles-on-h37rv-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-phagocytized-by-thp-1%C3%A2-cell-lines
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Alireza Jafari, Nader Mosavari, Farahnaz Movahedzadeh, Saeedeh Jafari Nodooshan, Roya Safarkar, Rossella Moro, Morteza Kamalzadeh, Ali Majidpour, Mina Boustanshenas, Tahereh Mosavi
The purpose of this research project was to infection of human macrophages (THP-1) cell lines by H37Rv strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (H37RvMTB) and find out the ratio/dilution of mixture silver (Ag NPs) and zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) whose ability to eliminate phagocytized bacteria compared to rifampicin. The colloidal Ag NPs and ZnO NPs were synthesized and their characteristics were evaluated. The THP-1 cell lines were infected with different concentration of H37RvMTB. Next, the infected cells were treated with different ratios/dilutions of Ag NPs, ZnO NPs and rifampicin...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709826/synthesis-antioxidant-and-antiproliferative-activities-of-1-3-4-thiadiazoles-derived-from-phenolic-acids
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Katarina Jakovljević, Ivana Z Matić, Tatjana Stanojković, Ana Krivokuća, Violeta Marković, Milan D Joksović, Nevena Mihailović, Marija Nićiforović, Ljubinka Joksović
Two 2-amino-1,3,4-thiadiazoles containing phenolic hydroxyl groups were combined with different carboxylic acid chlorides giving sixteen amide derivatives with good antioxidant and antiproliferative potential. The compound 3'c with an adamantane ring displayed excellent DPPH radical scavenging activity and good cytotoxic activity against human acute promyelocytic leukemia HL-60 cells, while 1,3,4-thiadiazole 3'h with 4-chlorophenyl moiety was found to be the most effective in inhibition of survival of lung carcinoma A549 cells...
July 3, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689097/design-synthesis-and-antitubercular-potency-of-4-hydroxyquinolin-2-1h-ones
#15
Maíra Bidart de Macedo, Roman Kimmel, Damijana Urankar, Martin Gazvoda, Antonio Peixoto, Freya Cools, Eveline Torfs, Luc Verschaeve, Emerson Silva Lima, Antonín Lyčka, David Milićević, Antonín Klásek, Paul Cos, Stanislav Kafka, Janez Košmrlj, Davie Cappoen
In this study, a 50-membered library of substituted 4-hydroxyquinolin-2(1H)-ones and two closely related analogues was designed, scored in-silico for drug likeness and subsequently synthesized. Thirteen derivatives, all sharing a common 3-phenyl substituent showed minimal inhibitory concentrations against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Ra below 10 μM and against Mycobacterium bovis AN5A below 15 μM but were inactive against faster growing mycobacterial species. None of these selected derivatives showed significant acute toxicity against MRC-5 cells or early signs of genotoxicity in the Vitotox™ assay at the active concentration range...
June 29, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682604/extending-the-excitation-wavelength-of-potential-photosensitizers-via-appendage-of-a-kinetically-stable-terbium-iii-macrocyclic-complex-for-applications-in-photodynamic-therapy
#16
Phuc Ung, Michèle Clerc, Huaiyi Huang, Kangqiang Qiu, Hui Chao, Michael Seitz, Ben Boyd, Bim Graham, Gilles Gasser
The development of viable photodynamic therapy protocols is often hindered by photosensitizers that require high-energy UV irradiation that has limited potential for clinical use due to its low tissue penetration. Herein, we report a strategy for extending the excitation wavelength of potential photosensitizers via the covalent attachment of a terbium(III)-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7-triacetate complex (DO3A-Tb). The method was systematically demonstrated with a series of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (naphthalene, phenanthrene, anthracene, pyrene, and fluoranthene) to prepare six new complexes (Tb1-Tb6) with bathochromic shifts that extended into the visible region...
July 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675952/a-novel-fine-tuning-scheme-of-mir-200c-in-modulating-lung-cell-redox-homeostasis
#17
Yi-Hsuan Wu, Hsin-Ru Lin, Ying-Hsuan Lee, Pin-Hao Huang, Huei-Chung Wei, Arnold Stern, Daniel Tsun-Yee Chiu
Oxidative stress induces miR-200c, the predominant microRNA (miRNA) in lung tissues; however, the antioxidant role and biochemistry of such induction have not been clearly defined. Therefore, a lung adenocarcinoma cell line (A549) and a normal lung fibroblast (MRC-5) were used as models to determine the effects of miR-200c expression on lung antioxidant response. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) upregulated miR-200c, whose overexpression exacerbated the decrease in cell proliferation, retarded the progression of cells in the G2/M-phase, and increased oxidative stress upon H2O2 stimulation...
July 4, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673683/single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-swcnts-inhibit-heat-shock-protein-90-hsp90-signaling-in-human-lung-fibroblasts-and-keratinocytes
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Li-Chu Ong, Yuen-Fen Tan, Boon Shing Tan, Felicia Fei-Lei Chung, Soon-Keng Cheong, Chee-Onn Leong
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are carbon-based nanomaterials that possess immense industrial potential. Despite accumulating evidence that exposure to SWCNTs might be toxic to humans, our understanding of the mechanisms for cellular toxicity of SWCNTs remain limited. Here, we demonstrated that acute exposure of short (1-3μm) and regular-length (5-30μm) pristine, carboxylated or hydroxylated SWCNTs inhibited cell proliferation in human somatic and human stem cells in a cell type-dependent manner...
August 15, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672143/synthesis-characterization-and-crystal-structures-of-two-pentagonal-bipyramidal-fe-iii-complexes-with-dihydrazone-of-2-6-diacetylpyridine-and-girard-s-t-reagent-anticancer-properties-of-various-metal-complexes-of-the-same-ligand
#19
Katarina Anđelković, Milica R Milenković, Andrej Pevec, Iztok Turel, Ivana Z Matić, Miroslava Vujčić, Dušan Sladić, Dušanka Radanović, Gabrijela Brađan, Svetlana Belošević, Božidar Čobeljić
In this work synthesis, characterization and crystal structures of two isothiocyanato Fe(III) complexes with 2,2'-[2,6-pyridinediylbis(ethylidyne-1-hydrazinyl-2-ylidene)]bis[N,N,N-trimethyl-2-oxoethanaminium] dichloride (H2LCl2) ligand, with composition [FeL(NCS)2]SCN·2H2O and [FeL(NCS)2]2[Fe(H2O)(NCS)5]·4H2O, has been reported. Both iron(III) complexes possess the same pentagonal-bipyramidal complex cation, while the nature of their anions depends on mole ratio of NH4SCN and FeCl3·6H2O used in reaction...
September 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664293/targeting-autophagy-to-modulate-cell-survival-a-comparative-analysis-in-cancer-normal-and-embryonic-cells
#20
Aleksandra Divac Rankov, Mila Ljujić, Marija Petrić, Dragica Radojković, Milica Pešić, Jelena Dinić
Autophagy is linked to multiple cancer-related signaling pathways, and represents a defense mechanism for cancer cells under therapeutic stress. The crosstalk between apoptosis and autophagy is essential for both tumorigenesis and embryonic development. We studied the influence of autophagy on cell survival in pro-apoptotic conditions induced by anticancer drugs in three model systems: human cancer cells (NCI-H460, COR-L23 and U87), human normal cells (HaCaT and MRC-5) and zebrafish embryos (Danio rerio). Autophagy induction with AZD2014 and tamoxifen antagonized the pro-apoptotic effect of chemotherapeutics doxorubicin and cisplatin in cell lines, while autophagy inhibition by wortmannin and chloroquine synergized the action of both anticancer agents...
June 29, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
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