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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108377/cucurbitacin-b-purified-from-ecballium-elaterium-l-a-rich-from-tunisia-inhibits-%C3%AE-5%C3%AE-1-integrin-mediated-adhesion-migration-proliferation-of-human-glioblastoma-cell-line-and-angiogenesis
#1
Imen Touihri-Barakati, Olfa Kallech-Ziri, Wiem Ayadi, Hervé Kovacic, Belgacem Hanchi, Karim Hosni, José Luis
Integrins are essential protagonists in the complex multistep process of cancer progression and are thus attractive targets for the development of anticancer agents. Cucurbitacin B, a triterpenoid purified from the leaves of Tunisian Ecballium elaterium exhibited an anticancer effect and displayed anti-integrin activity on human glioblastoma U87 cells, without being cytotoxic at concentrations up to 500nM. Here we show that cucurbitacin B affected the adhesion and migration of U87 cells to fibronectin in a dose-dependent manner with IC50 values of 86...
January 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106289/the-involvement-of-corin-in-the-progression-of-diabetic-erectile-dysfunction-in-a-rat-model-by-down-regulating-anp-no-cgmp-signal-pathway
#2
Jian Wang, Yuanyuan Mi, Fenglai Yuan, Sheng Wu, Xiaoming You, Feng Dai, Yi Huang, Jia Cao, Jin Zhu, Boxin Xue, Lijie Zhu
This study was aimed to analyze the potential role of Corin in the procession of diabetic ED and to explore the underlying mechanism. Diabetic ED rat model was constructed and the characteristics of diabetic ED and control rats were recorded at 4, 8, 12 and 16 weeks. qRT-PCR and Western bloting were used to detected the mRNA and protein levels. Intracellular cGMP detection was accomplished using a commercial radioimmunoassay method. Vascular endothelial cell from rat corpus cavernosum spiral artery was isolated and transfected with si- Corin to analyzed the potential role of Corin...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100900/paeonia-lactiflora-inhibits-cell-wall-synthesis-and-triggers-membrane-depolarization-in-candida-albicans
#3
Heung-Shick Lee, Younhee Kim
The fungal cell wall and cell membrane are main targets of antifungals. In this study, we report that antifungal activity of the ethanol extract from Paeonia lactiflora against Candida albicans is associated with synergistic action of preventing cell wall synthesis and changing membrane depolarization and permeability in C. albicans. First, the ethanol extract from P. lactiflora was involved in damaging the integrity of cell wall in C. albicans: In isotonic media, cell burst of C. albicans by the P. lactiflora ethanol extract could be restored, and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the P...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100054/efficacy-of-silver-hydrophilic-poly-p-xylylene-on-preventing-bacterial-growth-and-biofilm-formation-in-urinary-catheters
#4
Hamideh Heidari Zare, Viktorija Juhart, Attila Vass, Gerhard Franz, Dieter Jocham
Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), caused by several strains of bacteria, are a common complication for catheterized patients. This may eventually lead to a blockage of the catheter due to the formation of a crystalline or amorphous biofilm. Inhibiting bacteria should result in a longer application time free of complaints. This issue has been investigated using an innovative type of silver-coated catheter with a semipermeable cap layer to prevent CAUTI. In this work, two different types of silver catheters were investigated, both of which were capped with poly(p-xylylene) (PPX-N) and exhibited different surface properties that completely changed their wetting conduct with water...
January 18, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099040/effect-of-bacoside-a-on-growth-and-biofilm-formation-by-staphylococcus-aureus-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#5
Debaprasad Parai, Ekramul Islam, Jayati Mitra, Samir Kumar Mukherjee
The goal of this study was to evaluate the antibiofilm and antimicrobial activities of Bacoside A, a formulation of phytochemicals from Bacopa monnieri, against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which are known to form biofilms as one of their virulence traits. The antimicrobial effects of Bacoside A were tested using the minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration assays. A cell membrane disruption assay was performed to find its possible target site. MTT assay, crystal violet assay, and microscopic studies were performed to assess the antibiofilm activity...
October 24, 2016: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093936/biological-activities-of-rosmarinus-officinalis-l-rosemary-extract-as-analyzed-in-microorganisms-and-cells
#6
Jonatas Rafael de Oliveira, Daiane de Jesus, Leandro Wagner Figueira, Felipe Eduardo de Oliveira, Cristina Pacheco Soares, Samira Estves Afonso Camargo, Antonio Olavo Cardoso Jorge, Luciane Dias de Oliveira
R. officinalis L. is an aromatic plant commonly used as condiment and for medicinal purposes. Biological activities of its extract were evaluated in this study, as antimicrobial effect on mono- and polymicrobial biofilms, cytotoxicity, anti-inflammatory capacity, and genotoxicity. Monomicrobial biofilms of Candida albicans, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Streptococcus mutans and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and polymicrobial biofilms composed of C. albicans with each bacterium were formed in microplates during 48 h and exposed for 5 min to R...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087493/antioxidant-and-antiproliferative-potential-of-biosurfactants-isolated-from-lactobacillus-casei-and-their-anti-biofilm-effect-in-oral-staphylococcus-aureus-strains
#7
Abderrahmen Merghni, Ines Dallel, Emira Noumi, Yassine Kadmi, Hajer Hentati, Samir Tobji, Adel Ben Amor, Maha Mastouri
Biosurfactants also called bioemulsifiers are amphipathic compounds produced by many microorganisms that allow them to exhibit a wide range of biological activities. The aim of this study was to determine the antioxidant and antiproliferative potential of biosurfactants isolated from Lactobacillus casei and to assess their anti-adhesive and anti-biofilm abilities against oral opportunistic Staphylococcus aureus strains. The antioxidant activity of biosurfactant was evaluated using the in vitro scavenging ability on 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical...
January 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087472/extract-of-clinopodium-bolivianum-protects-against-e-coli-invasion-of-uroepithelial-cells
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Soumitra Mohanty, Witchuda Kamolvit, Silvia Zambrana, Corine Sandström, Eduardo Gonzales, Claes-Göran Östenson, Annelie Braunerf
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Clinopodium bolivianum is a South American plant with anti-inflammatory and anti-infective activities. The increasing antibiotic resistance urges for alternative therapy. Based on its use in traditional medicine, we investigated the effect of C. bolivianum on the ability to defend bladder epithelial cells from E. coli infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The extract was analysed by LC-MS. Bladder epithelial cell lines T24 and 5637 and uropathogenic E...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087297/inhibition-of-streptococcal-biofilm-by-hydrogen-water
#9
Jinkyung Kim, Heon-Jin Lee, Su-Hyung Hong
OBJECTIVES: The accumulation of oral bacterial biofilm is the main etiological factor of oral diseases. Recently, electrolyzed hydrogen-rich water (H-water) has been shown to act as an effective antioxidant by reducing oxidative stress. In addition to this general health benefit, H-water has antibacterial activity for disease-associated oral bacteria. However, little is known about the effect of H-water on oral bacterial biofilm. The objective of this study was to confirm the effect of H-water on streptococcal biofilm formation...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081148/characterization-of-multi-drug-resistant-enterococcus-faecalis-isolated-from-cephalic-recording-chambers-in-research-macaques-macaca-spp
#10
Stephanie E Woods, Mia T Lieberman, Francois Lebreton, Elise Trowel, César de la Fuente-Núñez, Joanne Dzink-Fox, Michael S Gilmore, James G Fox
Nonhuman primates are commonly used for cognitive neuroscience research and often surgically implanted with cephalic recording chambers for electrophysiological recording. Aerobic bacterial cultures from 25 macaques identified 72 bacterial isolates, including 15 Enterococcus faecalis isolates. The E. faecalis isolates displayed multi-drug resistant phenotypes, with resistance to ciprofloxacin, enrofloxacin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, tetracycline, chloramphenicol, bacitracin, and erythromycin, as well as high-level aminoglycoside resistance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072890/candida-albicans-survival-growth-and-biofilm-formation-are-differently-affected-by-mouthwashes-an-in-vitro-study
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Simona Paulone, Giulia Malavasi, Andrea Ardizzoni, Carlotta Francesca Orsi, Samuele Peppoloni, Rachele Giovanna Neglia, Elisabetta Blasi
Candida albicans is the most common cause of oral mycoses. The aim of the present study was to investigate in vitro the susceptibility of C. albicans to mouthwashes, in terms of growth, survival and biofilm formation. Candida albicans, laboratory strain SC5314, and 7 commercial mouthwashes were employed: 3 with 0.2% chlorhexidine digluconate; 1 with 0.06% chlorhexidine digluconate and 250 ppm F- sodium fluoride; 3 with fluorine-containing molecules. None of the mouthwashes contained ethanol in their formulations...
January 9, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071239/induction-by-arsenate-of-cell-type-specific-cytotoxic-effects-in-nerve-and-hepatoma-cells
#12
Wafa Kharroubi, Thomas Nury, Samia Haj Ahmed, Pierre Andreoletti, Rachid Sakly, Mohamed Hammami, Gérard Lizard
The aim of the study was to compare the effect of sodium arsenate (AsV) on two different cell types: 158N murine oligodendrocytes and HepG2 human hepatoma cells. Exposure of 158N cells to AsV (0.1-400 µM; 48 h) induced a biphasic cytoxic effect defined as hormesis. Thus, low concentrations of AsV stimulate cell proliferation, as shown by phase-contrast microscopy, cell counting with trypan blue, and crystal violet assay, whereas high concentrations induce cell death associated with a loss of cell adhesion...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063819/toxicological-interactions-of-silver-nanoparticles-and-non-essential-metals-in-human-hepatocarcinoma-cell-line
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Renata Rank Miranda, Arandi Ginane Bezerra, Ciro Alberto Oliveira Ribeiro, Marco Antônio Ferreira Randi, Carmen Lúcia Voigt, Lilian Skytte, Kaare Lund Rasmussen, Frank Kjeldsen, Francisco Filipak Neto
Toxicological interaction represents a challenge to toxicology, particularly for novel contaminants. There are no data whether silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), present in a wide variety of products, can interact and modulate the toxicity of ubiquitous contaminants, such as nonessential metals. In the current study, we investigated the toxicological interactions of AgNP (size=1-2nm; zeta potential=-23mV), cadmium and mercury in human hepatoma HepG2 cells. The results indicated that the co-exposures led to toxicological interactions, with AgNP+Cd being more toxic than AgNP+Hg...
January 5, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060302/a-platform-of-anti-biofilm-assays-suited-to-the-exploration-of-natural-compound-libraries
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Malena E Skogman, Pia M Vuorela, Adyary Fallarero
Biofilms are regarded as one of the most challenging topics of modern biomedicine, and they are potentially responsible for over 80% of antibiotic-tolerant infections. Biofilms have displayed an exceptionally high tolerance for chemotherapy, which is thought to be multifactorial. For instance, the matrix provides a physical barrier that decreases the penetration of antibiotics into the biofilm. Also, cells within the biofilms are phenotypically diverse. Likely, biofilm resilience arises from a combination of these and other, yet unknown, mechanisms...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046871/su-f-t-676-measurement-of-hydroxyl-radicals-in-radiolized-water-systems
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Z Ouyang, G Strack, E Sajo, W Ngwa
PURPOSE: Hydroxyl radicals can be produced within tissue by radiation therapy, and they are largely responsible for DNA damage and cell killing. Coumarin-3-carboxylic acid (3-CCA) and crystal violet are reported to react with hydroxyl radicals and can be used for fluorescence and absorbance measurements, respectively. This study assesses the ability of hydroxyl measurement for both 3-CCA and crystal violet in radiolized water systems in order to provide dosimetric information in radiation chemistry and radiation biology experiments...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046386/su-f-t-550-radiochromic-plastic-thin-sheet-dosimeter-initial-performance
#16
K Jordan, J Adamovics
PURPOSE: Thin sheets, of a high sensitivity formulation of radiochromic dosimeter, Presage were prepared and evaluated for optical readout. METHODS: Sheets of radiochromic polyurethane, 12 cm long, 10 cm wide and 0.2 cm thick were prepared with leuco crystal violet as the reporter molecule. Sample transmission was evaluated at a wavelength of 590 nm with in-house constructed instruments: optical cone beam laser CT scanner, fixed and scanning spot densitometers. Sample sequential irradiations to a total dose of 40 Gy were conducted with a modified, Theratron 60, cobalt radiotherapy machine at dose rates of 1 or 0...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046217/su-g-tep2-06-development-of-novel-radiochromic-films-for-radiotherapy-dosimetry
#17
M Alqathami, H Lee, G Won Choi, A Blencowe, Z Wen, J Adamovics, G Ibbott
PURPOSE: To develop and evaluate novel radiochromic films for quality assurance in radiotherapy dosimetry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Novel radiochromic film compositions were formulated using leuco crystal violet (LCV) as a reporting system and tetrabromoethane as a free radical source. The film matrix used consisted of polyurethane polymer mixed with dibutyl phthalate plasticizer (20 wt%). The concentration of the radical initiator was kept constant at 10 wt% and the concentration of the LCV dye varied (1 and 2 wt%)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036101/cetuximab-sensitivity-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-xenografts-is-associated-with-treatment-induced-reduction-of-egfr-pegfr-and-psrc
#18
Adam Jedlinski, Stina Garvin, Ann-Charlotte Johansson, Per-Henrik Edqvist, Fredrik Ponten, Karin Roberg
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to validate in vitro drug sensitivity testing of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cell lines in an in vivo xenograft model and to identify treatment-induced changes in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling pathway that could be used as markers for cetuximab treatment response. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The in vitro and in vivo cetuximab sensitivity of two HNSCC cell lines, UT-SCC-14 and UT-SCC-45, was assessed using a crystal violet assay and xenografts in nude mice, respectively...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032543/candida-albicans-biofilm-heterogeneity-does-not-influence-denture-stomatitis-but-strongly-influences-denture-cleansing-capacity
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Lindsay E O'Donnell, Hasanain K A Alalwan, Ryan Kean, Gareth Calvert, Christopher J Nile, David F Lappin, Douglas Roberston, Craig Williams, Gordon Ramage, Leighann Sherry
Approximately 20% of the UK population wear some form of denture prosthesis, resulting in denture stomatitis in half of these individuals. Candida albicans is primarily attributed as the causative agent, due to its biofilm forming ability. Recently, there has been increasing evidence of C. albicans biofilm heterogeneity and the negative impact it can have clinically; however, this phenomenon has yet to be studied in relation to denture isolates. The aims of this study were to evaluate C. albicans biofilm formation of clinical denture isolates in a denture environment, and assess antimicrobial activity of common denture cleansers against these tenacious communities...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024589/temperature-responsive-plla-pnipam-nanofibers-for-switchable-release
#20
Roman Elashnikov, Petr Slepička, Silvie Rimpelova, Pavel Ulbrich, Vaclav Švorčík, Oleksiy Lyutakov
Smart antimicrobial materials with on-demand drug release are highly desired for biomedical applications. Herein, we report about temperature-responsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) nanospheres doped with crystal violet (CV) and incorporated into the poly-l-lactide (PLLA) nanofibers. The nanofibers were prepared by electrospinning, using different initial polymers ratios. The morphology of the nanofibers and polymers distribution in the nanofibers were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM)...
March 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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