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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630386/low-17%C3%AE-estradiol-levels-are-better-inducers-of-regulatory-conditioned-t-cells-in-vitro
#1
Ramina Fatemi, Ebrahim Mirzadegan, Zohreh Vahedian, Amir Hassan Zarnani, Mahmood Jeddi-Tehrani, Farah Idali
BACKGROUND: 17β-estradiol (E2) has been known to modulate immune response. Recent studies indicate that E2 at pregnancy level plays a role in regulating T cell response. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the optimum dose of E2 (from 10-9 to 10-7 M) in mediating the generation of regulatory T cells (Tregs), using naive human CD4+ T cells from healthy women. METHODS: Naive peripheral T cells were purified and conditioned with soluble anti-CD28 in anti-CD3-coated plates in the presence or absence of E2...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630381/antibody-response-to-human-extracellular-her2-subdomain-proteins-in-mice
#2
Fateme Sadri-Ardalani, Moslem Ahmadi, Azam Hemmati, Shaghayegh Emami, Samira Farid, Mohammad Mehdi Amiri, Mahmood Jeddi-Tehrani, Mahdi Shabani, Fazel Shokri
BACKGROUND: In addition to passive immunotherapy using anti-HER2 monoclonal antibodies, active immunotherapy via HER2 targeting is an interesting approach to inducing specific anti-tumor immune responses. We have recently reported the immunogenicity of HER2 subdomains following DNA immunization and HER2 protein boosting. In the present study, we evaluated the immunogenicity of different HER2 extracellular subdomains for the induction of anti-HER2 antibody response in BALB/c mice. OBJECTIVE: To investigate and characterize antibody responses to human recombinant proteins of HER2 extracellular subdomains in immunized mice...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621579/optimization-of-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-in-biofilms-by-inhibiting-efflux-pump
#3
Tatiana Maria Starck Fogaça de Aguiar Coletti, Laura Marise de Freitas, Ana Marisa Fusco Almeida, Carla Raquel Fontana
BACKGROUND: One of the main mechanisms of microbial resistance is given by efflux pumps, which reduce the effectiveness of antimicrobials by decreasing their intracellular concentration. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: Considering that efflux pump inhibitors are promising adjuvant molecules for antibiotics in infections, in this study, using XTT test and colony forming unit (CFU) counting, we evaluated the association between the pump inhibitor verapamil (VP) and the antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) mediated by methylene blue (MB) in biofilms of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus to optimize the bacterial reduction...
June 15, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607012/potent-in-vitro-synergism-of-fluconazole-and-osthole-against-fluconazole-resistant-candida-albicans
#4
De-Dong Li, Dong Chai, Xiao-Wen Huang, Shao-Xing Guan, Jiang Du, Hao-Yu Zhang, Yan Sun, Yuan-Ying Jiang
Osthole is a natural coumarin that exhibits wide biological and pharmacological activities such as neuroprotective, osteogenic, immunomodulation, anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, we investigated the antifungal effects of osthole in vitro Checkerboard microdilution assay showed that osthole has significant synergistic effect with fluconazole against fluconazole-resistant Candida albicans Similar results was obtained from growth curve assay. Meanwhile, XTT reduction assay demonstrated the synergism of fluconazole and osthole against C...
June 12, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603699/crispr-interference-crispri-inhibition-of-luxs-gene-expression-in-e-coli-an-approach-to-inhibit-biofilm
#5
Azna Zuberi, Lama Misba, Asad U Khan
Biofilm is a sessile bacterial accretion embedded in self-producing matrix. It is the root cause of about 80% microbial infections in human. Among them, E. coli biofilms are most prevalent in medical devices associated nosocomial infections. The objective of this study was to inhibit biofilm formation by targeting gene involved in quorum sensing, one of the main mechanisms of biofilm formation. Hence we have introduced the CRISPRi, first time to target luxS gene. luxS is a synthase, involved in the synthesis of Autoinducer-2(AI-2), which in turn guides the initial stage of biofilm formation...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599387/antioxidant-and-antiproliferative-potentials-of-methanol-extract-of-xylopia-aethiopica-dunal-a-rich-in-pc-3-and-lncap-cells
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Oluwatosin Adekunle Adaramoye, Bettina Erguen, Bianca Nitzsche, Michael Höpfner, Klaus Jung, Anja Rabien
BACKGROUND: Our previous studies showed that fruit methanol extract from Xylopia aethiopica (MEXA) exhibited antiproliferative activity in human cervical cancer cells via the induction of apoptosis. The present study was designed to assess the antiproliferative, antiangiogenic and antioxidant effects of MEXA on prostate cancer (PCa) cells (PC-3 and LNCaP). METHODS: PC-3 and LNCaP cells were cultured and treated with MEXA (10, 50 and 100 μg/mL). The sodium 3'-[1-(phenylaminocarbonyl)-3,4-tetrazolium]-bis (4-methoxy-6-nitro) benzene sulfonic acid hydrate (XTT) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) assays were used to evaluate cell viability and cytotoxicity, respectively...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587857/comparison-of-the-xtt-and-resazurin-assays-for-quantification-of-the-metabolic-activity-of-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilm
#7
Beatriz Alonso, Raquel Cruces, Adrián Pérez, Carlos Sánchez-Carrillo, María Guembe
We assessed whether resazurin was as efficient as XTT in the measurement of the metabolic activity of 209 clinical Staphylococcus aureus biofilm using an vitro model comparing the percentage of formazan and resorufin. The overall categorical agreement was 61.2% (r=0.024), which means that resazurin can not substitute XTT.
June 3, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580314/continuous-or-transient-high-level-of-glucose-exposure-differentially-increases-coronary-artery-endothelial-cell-proliferation-and-human-colon-cancer-cell-proliferation
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Yoko Shimoda, Yuko Tagaya, Tsugumichi Saito, Eijiro Yamada, Aya Osaki, Yasuyo Nakajima, Atsushi Ozawa, Tetsurou Satoh, Junichi Okada, Shuichi Okada, Masanobu Yamada
We studied effect of high glucose levels on coronary artery endothelial cell proliferation and human colon cancer cell proliferation. To examine the long-term effect of glucose exposure on cell growth, cells were cultured for 14 days in the absence or presence of 183 mg/dL D-glucose addition in the culture medium. Short effect of elevated glucose levels was examined by addition of 183 mg/dL D-glucose addition in the culture medium for just one hour per day followed by changing the culture to standard medium (5...
2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578870/the-essential-oil-of-allium-sativum-as-an-alternative-agent-against-candida-isolated-from-dental-prostheses
#9
Alejandro Mendoza-Juache, Saray Aranda-Romo, Josué R Bermeo-Escalona, Araceli Gómez-Hernández, Amaury Pozos-Guillén, Luis Octavio Sánchez-Vargas
BACKGROUND: The colonization of the surfaces of dental prostheses by Candida albicans is associated with the development of denture stomatitis. In this context, the use of fluconazole has been proposed, but its disadvantage is microbial resistance. Meanwhile, the oil of Allium sativum has shown an effect in controlling biofilm formation by C. albicans. AIMS: The objective of this study was to determine the antifungal activities of the essential oil of A. sativum and fluconazole against clinical isolates of Candida species obtained from rigid, acrylic-based partial or total dentures and to compare these agents' effects on both biofilm and planktonic cells...
June 1, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554590/the-antimicrobial-peptide-derived-from-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-5-amp-ibp5-regulates-keratinocyte-functions-through-mas-related-gene-x-receptors
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Panjit Chieosilapatham, François Niyonsaba, Chanisa Kiatsurayanon, Ko Okumura, Shigaku Ikeda, Hideoki Ogawa
BACKGROUND: In addition to their microbicidal properties, host defense peptides (HDPs) display various immunomodulatory functions, including keratinocyte production of cytokines/chemokines, proliferation, migration and wound healing. Recently, a novel HDP named AMP-IBP5 (antimicrobial peptide derived from insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 5) was shown to exhibit antimicrobial activity against numerous pathogens, even at concentrations comparable to those of human β-defensins and LL-37...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548167/light-induced-antibiotic-release-from-a-coumarin-caged-compound-on-the-ultrafast-timescale
#11
L-M Herzig, I Elamri, H Schwalbe, J Wachtveitl
A synthesis route for puromycin caged with the photo-responsive 7-diethylaminocoumarinyl protecting group carbamate was developed. The inactivation and recovery of the cytotoxic effect of puromycin was tested with a XTT cell viability assay. The uncaging mechanism was studied by ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy and by time-correlated single photon counting. The combination of these results with quantum-chemical calculations provided detailed insights in dynamics upon excitation. Interestingly, a change of the dipole moment due to structural rearrangements of the amino moiety led to an intermolecular charge transfer on the picosecond time-scale...
June 7, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541793/inhibition-of-secreted-aspartyl-proteinase-activity-in-biofilms-of-candida-species-by-mycogenic-silver-nanoparticles
#12
Sabahat Hamid, Shama Zainab, Rani Faryal, Naeem Ali, Iqra Sharafat
Candida species are pleomorphic, commensal fungi associated with candidiasis. The extracellular hydrolytic-secreted aspartyl proteinases are recognized as chief agents for pathogenesis of Candida species, involved in the degradation of proteins and adhesion during biofilm formation. This study aimed at exploring inhibitory effect of mycogenic silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) against C. albicans and non-albicans' biofilm growth and aspartyl proteinase enzyme activity in-vitro. Biofilm forming, drug-resistant clinical isolates of C...
May 25, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540184/detection-of-intramyocardially-injected-dir-labeled-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-optical-and-optoacoustic-tomography
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Markus T Berninger, Pouyan Mohajerani, Moritz Wildgruber, Nicolas Beziere, Melanie A Kimm, Xiaopeng Ma, Bernhard Haller, Megan J Fleming, Stephan Vogt, Martina Anton, Andreas B Imhoff, Vasilis Ntziachristos, Reinhard Meier, Tobias D Henning
The distribution of intramyocardially injected rabbit MSCs, labeled with the near-infrared dye 1,1'-dioctadecyl-3,3,3',3'-tetramethylindotricarbo-cyanine-iodide (DiR) using hybrid Fluorescence Molecular Tomography-X-ray Computed Tomography (FMT-XCT) and Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) imaging technologies, was investigated. Viability and induction of apoptosis of DiR labeled MSCs were assessed by XTT- and Caspase-3/-7-testing in vitro. 2 × 10(6), 2 × 10(5) and 2 × 10(4) MSCs labeled with 5 and 10 μg DiR/ml were injected into fresh frozen rabbit hearts...
June 2017: Photoacoustics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536971/selection-of-p-glycoprotein-inhibitor-and-formulation-of-combinational-nanoformulation-containing-selected-agent-curcumin-and-dox-for-reversal-of-resistance-in-k562-cells
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Tapan K Dash, V Badireenath Konkimalla
PURPOSE: To select P-glycoprotein (P-gp) inhibitor from natural source for reversal of DOX resistance in K562 cells and to develop selected one in to nanoformulation in combination with DOX. METHODS: DOX resistant K562 (K562R) cells were developed and reversal of resistance by P-gp inhibitor was validated by co-treatment with verapamil. The p-gp inhibitors were evaluated for their potential to inhibit P-gp (calcein assay) and to reverse drug resistance (XTT cell viability assay)...
May 23, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525954/construction-of-various-%C3%AE-34-5-deleted-fluorescent-expressing-oncolytic-herpes-simplex-type-1-ohsv-for-generation-and-isolation-of-hsv-based-vectors
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Shahriyar Abdoli, Farzin Roohvand, Ladan Teimoori-Toolabi, Mohammad Ali Shokrgozar, Mina Bahrololoumi, Kayhan Azadmanesh
Background: Oncolytic herpes simplex virus (oHSV)-based vectors lacking γ34.5 gene, are considered as ideal templates to construct efficient vectors for (targeted) cancer gene therapy. Herein, we reported the construction of three single/dually-flourescence labeled and γ34.5-deleted, recombinant HSV-1 vectors for rapid generation and easy selection/isolation of different HSV-Based vectors. Methods: Generation of recombinant viruses was performed with conventional homologous recombination methods using green fluorescent protein (GFP) and BleCherry harboring shuttle vectors...
July 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518180/the-effects-of-laser-with-different-parameters-and-crosshatching-on-fibroblast-adhesion-and-proliferation-to-implant-surfaces
#16
Hakki Çelebi, Pembegül Uyar Arpacı, Ilhami Çelik, Serhan Akman
PURPOSE: To compare the adhesion and proliferation effect of HGF-1 cells on pure titanium disks when the surfaces are unprocessed (machined surfaces after slicing) or modified with a laser. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight titanium disks were divided into four groups. Three surface topographies were created using an erbium fiber laser: group 1 (unidirectional application [no crosshatch]), group 2 (crosshatching in two directions), and group 3 (crosshatching in three directions)...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512704/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-inhibits-the-growth-of-scedosporium-and-lomentospora-in-vitro
#17
Sharon C-A Chen, Shilpa Patel, Wieland Meyer, Belinda Chapman, Hong Yu, Karen Byth, Peter G Middleton, Helena Nevalainen, Tania C Sorrell
In vitro bacterial-fungal interaction studies in cystic fibrosis (CF) have mainly focused on interactions between bacteria and Candida. Here we investigated the effect of Pseudomonas aeruginosa on the growth of Scedosporium/Lomentospora spp. Standard suspensions of P. aeruginosa (16 non-mucoid and nine mucoid isolates) were dropped onto paper disks, placed on lawns of Lomentospora prolificans (formerly Scedosporium prolificans) strain WM 14.140 or Scedosporium aurantiacum strain WM 11.78 on solid agar. The median inhibitory activity (mIz) was calculated for each fungal-bacterial combination...
May 16, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506752/thio-functionalized-carbohydrate-thiosemicarbazones-and-evaluation-of-their-anticancer-activity
#18
Anna Czubatka-Bieńkowska, Joanna Sarnik, Anna Macieja, Grzegorz Galita, Zbigniew J Witczak, Tomasz Poplawski
Thiosemicarbazides and their analogs have shown potential medical applications as antiviral, antibacterial and anticancer drugs. We designed, synthesized and evaluated in vitro anticancer activity against ovarian (A2780), cervix (HeLa), colon (LoVo), breast (MCF-7) and brain (MO59J) human cancer cell lines of seven novel compounds -S-glycosylated thiosemicarbazones. We assessed the cyto- and genotoxic properties of all novel compounds using a variety of methods including comet assay, XTT assay, various fluorescent assays and toxicology PathwayFinder expression array...
June 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504319/biological-response-of-commercially-available-different-tricalcium-silicate-based-cements-and-pozzolan-cement
#19
Serhat Köseoğlu, Tuğba Pekbağr Yan K, Ebru Kucukyilmaz, Mehmet Sağlam, Sukru Enhos, Ayşe Akgün
This study evaluated four root repair materials for cytotoxicity and cell attachment in vitro. Cell viability was determined at 24 hr, 3 days and 7 days by using a 2,3-bis-(2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium-5-carboxanilide (XTT) assay with material extracts. Cell adhesion was examined with a scanning electron microscope on the surface of materials at 24 and 48 hr. Angelus MTA displayed the lowest cell viabilities at all-day incubations. Endocem had high biocompatibility on the first day. After culturing for 3 days and 7 days, the cell viabilities of Biodentine, Endocem and MM-MTA had similar results, and their cell viability was significantly higher than that of Angelus...
May 15, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493889/characterization-of-a-novel-antibiofilm-effect-of-nitric-oxide-releasing-aspirin-ncx-4040-on-candida-albicans-isolates-from-denture-stomatitis-patients
#20
Francisco Madariaga-Venegas, Roberto Fernández-Soto, Luisa Fernanda Duarte, Nicole Suarez, Daniela Delgadillo, José A Jara, Ricardo Fernández-Ramires, Blanca Urzúa, Alfredo Molina-Berríos
Candida albicans biofilms play a key role in denture stomatitis, one of the most common oral pathologies in elderly people. Because biofilms are highly resistant to antifungals, new pharmacological strategies are needed. Aspirin and nitric oxide-donor molecules have both shown antibiofilm effects on C. albicans, making them promising candidates for treatment. In this study, we evaluated the antifungal/antibiofilm effect of a nitric-oxide releasing aspirin (NO-ASA) on C. albicans isolates from denture stomatitis patients in vitro...
2017: PloS One
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