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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332183/identification-of-n-arylsulfonylpyrimidones-as-anticancer-agents
#1
Santhosh Subramanian, Pulla Reddy Boggu, Jieun Yun, Sang-Hun Jung
For confirming the role of five membered ring of imidazolidinone moiety of N-arylsulfonylimidazolidinones (7) previously reported with highly potent anticancer agent, a series of N-arylsulfonylpyrimidones (10a-g) and N-arylsulfonyltetrahydropyrimidones (11a-e) were prepared and their anti-proliferating activity was measured against human cancer cell lines (renal ACHN, colon HCT-15, breast MDA-MB-231, lung NCI-H23, stomach NUGC-3, and prostate PC-3) using XTT assay. Among them, 1-(1-acetylindolin-5-ylsulfonyl)-4-phenyltetrahydropyrimidin-2(1H)-one (11d, mean GI50 = 3...
January 13, 2018: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329229/chemical-composition-and-evaluation-of-the-biological-properties-of-the-essential-oil-of-the-dietary-phytochemical-lippia-citriodora
#2
Eleni Fitsiou, Gregoria Mitropoulou, Katerina Spyridopoulou, Manolis Vamvakias, Haido Bardouki, Alex Galanis, Katerina Chlichlia, Yiannis Kourkoutas, Mihalis Ι Panayiotidis, Aglaia Pappa
The aim of the study was to characterize the chemical composition and biological properties of the essential oil from the plant Lippia citriodora grown in Greece. The essential oil volatiles were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry GC-MS indicating citral as the major component. Τhe antimicrobial properties were assayed using the disk diffusion method and the minimum inhibitory and non-inhibitory concentration values were determined. Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus aureus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and Aspergillus niger were sensitive to Lippia citriodora oil, but not Escherichia coli, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella typhimurium, and Pseudomonas fragi...
January 12, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325916/proanthocyanidin-polymeric-tannins-from-stryphnodendron-adstringens-are-effective-against-fluconazole-resistant-candida-spp-and-treat-vaginal-candidiasis
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Aline Luiza Duarte de Freitas, Vanessa Kaplum, Diego Conrado Pereira Rossi, Leandro Buffoni Roque da Silva, Márcia de Souza Carvalho Melhem, Carlos Pelleschi Taborda, João Carlos Palazzo de Mello, Celso Vataru Nakamura, Kelly Ishida
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The stem bark of Stryphnodendron adstringens (Mart.) Coville is popularly used as anti-inflammatory, astringent and in the treatment of wounds and vaginal infections. Several pharmacological activities have been scientifically proven by "in vitro" and "in vivo" experimental assays for antibacterial, antiviral, antiprotozoan, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. AIM OF THE STUDY: We investigated whether proanthocyanidin polymeric tannins from the Stryphnodendron adstringens steam bark with antifungal activity against Candida albicans in vitro are also active against planktonic and biofilm cells of Candida non-albicans (CNA, including fluconazole-resistant isolates) and are capable of controlling Candida vaginitis in vivo...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324336/new-1-5-and-2-5-disubstituted-tetrazoles-dependent-activity-towards-surface-barrier-of-candida-albicans
#4
Monika Staniszewska, Małgorzata Gizińska, Ewa Mikulak, Klaudia Adamus, Mirosława Koronkiewicz, Edyta Łukowska-Chojnacka
A series of novel tetrazole derivatives was synthetized using N-alkylation or Michael-type addition reactions, and screened for their fungistatic potential against Candida albicans (the lack of endpoint = 100%). Among them, the selected compounds 2d, 4b, and 6a differing in substituents at the tetrazole ring were non-toxic to Galleria mellonella larvae in vivo and exerted slight toxicity against Caco-2 in vitro (CC50 at 256 μg/mL). An antagonistic effect of tetrazole derivatives 2d, 4b, and 6a respectively in combination with Fluconazole was shown using the checker board and colorimetric methods (fractional inhibitory concentration indexes FICIs >1)...
December 30, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310626/mgat1-is-a-novel-transcriptional-target-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#5
Izzet Akiva, Necla Birgül Iyison
BACKGROUND: The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway is an evolutionary conserved pathway, which has important functions in vertebrate early development, axis formation, cellular proliferation and morphogenesis. Additionally, Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway is one of the most important intracellular pathways that controls cancer progression. To date most of the identified targets of this pathway are shown to harbor tumorigenic properties. We previously showed that Mannosyl glycoprotein acetylglucosaminyl-transferase (MGAT1) enzyme is among the Wnt/β-catenin signaling putative target genes in hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines (Huh7)...
January 8, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291436/superhydrophilic-co-polymer-coatings-on-denture-surfaces-reduce-candida-albicans-adhesion-an-in-vitro-study
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Masahiro Hirasawa, Chiaki Tsutsumi-Arai, Kensuke Takakusaki, Toyohisa Oya, Kenji Fueki, Noriyuki Wakabayashi
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to investigate denture-base-resin coatings prepared with a crosslinkable co-polymer containing sulfobetaine methacrylamide (SBMAm) and the relationship between their surface characteristics and the initial adhesion of Candida albicans (C. albicans). METHODS: Acrylic resin discs were coated with co-polymers containing various concentrations of SBMAm and N,N'-(4,7,10-trioxa-1,13-tridecadiamine) diacrylamide (JDA) as crosslinking agent...
December 27, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291370/fucoxanthin-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-related-apoptosis-inducing-ligand-trail-synergistically-promotes-apoptosis-of-human-cervical-cancer-cells-by-targeting-pi3k-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#7
Ye Jin, Shuang Qiu, Na Shao, Jianhua Zheng
BACKGROUND Fucoxanthin is a carotenoid present in the chloroplasts of brown seaweeds. Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is a cytokine that selectively induces apoptosis in many tumor cells and is an attractive candidate for antitumor therapies. MATERIAL AND METHODS After human cervical cancer cell lines HeLa, SiHa, and CaSki were treated with fucoxanthin or TRAIL. Cell viability was determined by 2,3-bis (2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulfophenyl)-2-tetrazolium 5-carboxanilide (XTT) method...
January 1, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287704/anti-pandemic-influenza-a-h1n1-virus-potential-of-catechin-and-gallic-acid
#8
Huey-Ling You, Chao-Chun Huang, Chung-Jen Chen, Cheng-Chin Chang, Pei-Lin Liao, Sheng-Teng Huang
BACKGROUND: The pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus has spread worldwide and infected a large proportion of the human population. Discovery of new and effective drugs for the treatment of influenza is a crucial issue for the global medical community. According to our previous study, TSL-1, a fraction of the aqueous extract from the tender leaf of Toonasinensis, has demonstrated antiviral activities against pandemic influenza A (H1N1) through the down-regulation of adhesion molecules and chemokine to prevent viral attachment...
December 26, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287632/association-between-candida-biofilm-forming-bloodstream-isolates-and-the-clinical-evolution-in-patients-with-candidemia-an-observational-nine-year-single-center-study-in-mexico
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Rogelio de J Treviño-Rangel, Cynthia D Peña-López, Pedro A Hernández-Rodríguez, Dinael Beltrán-Santiago, Gloria M González
BACKGROUND: Candidemia is one of the most common nosocomial infections globally and it is associated with considerable excess mortality and costs. Abreast, biofilm-forming strains are associated with even higher mortality rates and poor prognosis for the patient. AIMS: To evaluate a possible association between the biofilm-forming capability of Candida bloodstream isolates and the clinical evolution in patients with candidemia. METHODS: An observational, retrospective study was conducted at a tertiary care university hospital during 9 years (2006-2015)...
December 26, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287630/biofilm-formation-and-antifungal-susceptibility-of-trichosporon-asahii-isolates-from-mexican-patients
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Alexandra M Montoya, Mariana Elizondo-Zertuche, Rogelio de J Treviño-Rangel, Miguel Becerril-García, Gloria M González
BACKGROUND: Trichosporon asahii is a yeast-like fungus that has recently gained importance as a cause of opportunistic systemic infections. The pathogenicity and virulence factors of T. asahii remain largely unknown. Because of the association between invasive infections and the use of catheters and related devices, the ability of the microorganism to adhere and form biofilms may play an important role in the pathogenicity during a trichosporonosis. AIMS: The aim of this study is to identify an association between biofilm formation by T...
December 26, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286296/anti-helicobacter-pylori-properties-of-the-ant-venom-peptide-bicarinalin
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Jesus Guzman, Nathan Téné, Axel Touchard, Denis Castillo, Haouaria Belkhelfa, Laila Haddioui-Hbabi, Michel Treilhou, Michel Sauvain
The venom peptide bicarinalin, previously isolated from the ant Tetramorium bicarinatum, is an antimicrobial agent with a broad spectrum of activity. In this study, we investigate the potential of bicarinalin as a novel agent against Helicobacter pylori, which causes several gastric diseases. First, the effects of synthetic bicarinalin have been tested against Helicobacter pylori: one ATCC strain, and forty-four isolated from stomach ulcer biopsies of Peruvian patients. Then the cytoxicity of bicarinalin on human gastric cells and murine peritoneal macrophages was measured using XTT and MTT assays, respectively...
December 29, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282165/in-vitro-effects-of-sports-and-energy-drinks-on-streptococcus-mutans-biofilm-formation-and-metabolic-activity
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LaQuia A Vinson, Amy K Goodlett, Ruijie Huang, George J Eckert, Richard L Gregory
PURPOSE: Sports and energy drinks are being increasingly consumed and contain large amounts of sugars, which are known to increase Streptococcus mutans biofilm formation and metabolic activity. The purpose of this in vitro study was to investigate the effects of sports and energy drinks on S. mutans biofilm formation and metabolic activity. METHODS: S. mutans UA159 was cultured with and without a dilution (1:3 ratio) of a variety of sports and energy drinks in bacterial media for 24 hours...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Dentistry for Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280044/hydrogels-containing-antibiofilm-and-antimicrobial-agents-beneficial-for-biofilm-associated-wound-infection-formulation-characterizations-and-in-vitro-study
#13
Anam Anjum, Cai-Hong Sim, Shiow-Fern Ng
Bacterial biofilm which adheres onto wound surface is shown to be impervious to antibiotics and this in turn delays wound healing. Previous studies showed that antibiofilm agents such as xylitol and ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) prevent bacterial adherence onto surfaces. Formulation of a wound dressing containing antibiofilm agents may be a plausible strategy in breaking the biofilm on wound surfaces and at the same time increase the efficacy of the antibiotic. The purpose of this study was to develop hydrogel formulations containing antibiofilm agents along with antibiotic (gentamicin) for bacterial biofilm-associated wound infection...
December 26, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260197/the-intraocular-lens-as-a-drug-delivery-device-in-vitro-screening-of-pharmacologic-substances-for-the-prophylaxis-of-posterior-capsule-opacification
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Christian Wertheimer, Stefan Kassumeh, Nick P Piravej, Olga Nilmayer, Christian Braun, Claudia Priglinger, Nikolaus Luft, Armin Wolf, Wolfgang J Mayer, Siegfried G Priglinger, Kirsten H Eibl-Lindner
Purpose: Numerous pharmacologic substances have been proposed for preventing posterior capsule opacification (PCO). The following trial was to compare those drugs to find more suitable options. IOL should then be modified by the pharmaceuticals as a drug-delivery device. Methods: A systematic literature search was performed to identify published substances. FHL-124 was used to determine cell proliferation and toxicity using a dye reduction test (XTT). Prescreened substances showing a reduction on cell growth without being toxic were soaked into an IOL...
December 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250982/antimicrobial-activity-of-denture-adhesive-associated-with-equisetum-giganteum-and-punica-granatum-enriched-fractions-against-candida-albicans-biofilms-on-acrylic-resin-surfaces
#15
Nara Ligia Martins Almeida, Luiz Leonardo Saldanha, Rafaela Alves da Silva, Karen Henriette Pinke, Eliane Ferraz da Costa, Vinicius Carvalho Porto, Anne Lígia Dokkedal, Vanessa Soares Lara
Candida biofilms adhere to the internal surface of removable dentures, which is an etiological factor in the pathogenesis of denture stomatitis (DS). Adhesive materials are used at the base of maxillary complete dentures to improve their retention and chewing qualities. This article reports the antimicrobial activity of the enriched fractions of Equisetum giganteum and Punica granatum incorporated into a denture adhesive against C. albicans biofilm. The biofilms were induced on the surface of heat-cured acrylic resin specimens that were previously treated with a mixture of adhesive/herb extracts...
December 18, 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228527/synergistic-effects-of-resistin-and-visfatin-as-adipocyte-derived-hormones-on-telomerase-gene-expression-in-ags-gastric-cancer-cell-line
#16
Masoumeh Mohammadi, Nosratollah Zarghami, Mehdi Hedayati, Sara Ghaemmaghami
Recently suggested that adipocytokines may play a role in pathogenesis and progression of certain cancers, especially in gastric cancer. The previous study showed Resistin and Visfatin, as adipocyte derived hormones, separately increases telomerase (hTERT) gene, the aim of this study is investigating synergic effects of Resistin and Visfatin on telomerase gene expression, in AGS gastric cancer cell line. In this study, human gastric cancer AGS cell line was selected. After stimulation with increasing concentrations of Resistin and Visfatin recombinant proteins for 24 and 48 hours, cell proliferation was assessed by XTT assay...
October 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224997/in-vitro-assessment-of-the-anti-biofilm-activity-of-ethanol-alone-and-in-combination-with-enoxaparin-60iu
#17
María Jesús Pérez-Granda, Beatriz Alonso, Ana Rodríguez-Huerta, Carmen Rodríguez, María Guembe
INTRODUCTION: Catheter-related bloodstream infection (C-RBSI) can sometimes be managed without catheter removal by combining systemic therapy with catheter lock therapy. Most antiseptic lock solutions are made up of ethanol combined with an anticoagulant. However, data regarding the anti-biofilm activity of ethanol combined with enoxaparin are scarce. We aimed to assess the efficacy of ethanol at different concentrations combined with enoxaparin 60IU as a lock solution for eradication of the biofilm of different microorganisms...
December 7, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221859/photodynamic-antimicrobial-chemotherapy-pact-using-toluidine-blue-o-inhibits-the-viability-of-biofilm-produced-by-candida-albicans-at-different-stages-of-development
#18
Ana Paula Pinto, Isabela Bueno Rosseti, Moisés Lopes Carvalho, Bruna Graziele Marques da Silva, Carlos Alberto-Silva, Maricilia Silva Costa
BACKGROUND: Candida albicans is an opportunistic fungus producing both superficial and systemic infections, especially in immunocompromised individuals. It has been demonstrated that C. albicans ability to form biofilms is a crucial process for colonization and virulence. Furthermore, a correlation between the development of drug resistance and biofilm maturation at Candida biofilms has been shown. Photodynamic Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (PACT) is a potential antimicrobial therapy that combines visible light and a non-toxic dye, known as a photosensitizer, producing reactive oxygen species (ROS) that can kill the treated cells...
December 5, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221633/proteases-of-sporothrix-schenckii-cytopathological-effects-on-a-host-cell-model
#19
Myrna Sabanero López, Lérida L Flores Villavicencio, Karla Soto Arredondo, Gloria Barbosa Sabanero, Julio César Villagómez-Castro, Gustavo Cruz Jiménez, Gerardo Sandoval Bernal, Haydee Torres Guerrero
BACKGROUND: Sporotrichosis is a fungal infection caused by the Sporothrix schenckii complex. The adhesion of the fungus to the host tissue has been considered the key step in the colonization and invasion, but little is known about the early events in the host-parasite interaction. AIMS: To evaluate the proteolytic activity of S. schenckii on epithelial cells. METHODS: The proteolytic system (at pH 5 and 7) was evaluated using azocoll and zymograms...
December 5, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218545/a2b-adenosine-receptor-agonist-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer-stem-cells-via-erk1-2-phosphorylation
#20
Seyyed Mehdi Jafari, Hamid Reza Joshaghani, Mojtaba Panjehpour, Mahmoud Aghaei
PURPOSE: It has been reported that cancer stem cells (CSCs) may play a crucial role in the development, recurrence and metastasis of breast cancer. Targeting signaling pathways in CSCs is considered to be a promising strategy for the treatment of cancer. Here, we investigated the role of the A2B adenosine receptor (A2BAR) and its associated signaling pathways in governing the proliferation and viability of breast cancer cell line derived CSCs. METHODS: CSCs were isolated from the breast cancer cell lines MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 using a mammosphere assay...
December 7, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
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