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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332356/%C3%AE-aescin-shows-potent-antiproliferative-activity-in-osteosarcoma-cells-by-inducing-autophagy-ros-generation-and-mitochondrial-membrane-potential-loss
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Zhao-Rui Liu, Li-Zhi Sun, Tang-Hong Jia, Dao-Fu Jia
PURPOSE: Osteosarcoma is one of the frequent bone tumor affecting mainly children and is associated with considerable mortality. The limited availability of anticancer drugs and less efficacious treatment options have led to poor survival rates of patients with osteosarcoma. Therefore, there is need to look for more viable treatment options and against this backdrop, natural products may prove handy. Therefore the aim of the present study was to evaluate the anticancer activity of a natural product of plant origin, β-aescin, against U2OS human osteosarcoma cells...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332355/antitumor-activity-of-4-o-methylhonokiol-in-human-oral-cancer-cells-is-mediated-via-ros-generation-disruption-of-mitochondrial-potential-cell-cycle-arrest-and-modulation-of-bcl-2-bax-proteins
#2
Sha Xiao, Fan Chen, Chengzhi Gao
PURPOSE: The plant-derived natural product 4-O-methylhonokiol (MH) has been reported to possess tremendous pharmacological potential ranging from neuroprotection to anticancer activity. However, the anticancer activity of MH in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells has not been evaluated. In the present study, MH was evaluated for its anticancer activity against OSSC PE/CA-PJ41 cells and the possible underlying mechanism was determined. METHODS: Cell cytotoxicity was evaluated by colorimetrybased MTT assay while the effects on cell cycle phase distribution were assessed by flow cytometry...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332344/in-vitro-antitumor-activity-of-guttiferone-a-in-human-breast-cancer-cells-is-mediated-via-apoptosis-mitochondrial-mediated-oxidative-stress-and-reactive-oxygen-species-production
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Hai-Ming Wu, Yu-Mei Li
PURPOSE: Breast cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer and is considered as the main cause of cancer related death in females. It is estimated that about one-third of women with breast cancer develop metastases and eventually die of this disease. The main treatment options for breast cancer include surgical interventions followed by chemotherapy, hormonotherapy or radiation. However, the side effects associated with the treatment of breast cancer negatively affects the quality of patient's life...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332289/detection-of-reactive-oxygen-and-nitrogen-species-ros-rns-during-hypersensitive-cell-death
#4
Laura C Terrón-Camero, Eliana Molina-Moya, María Sanz-Fernández, Luisa M Sandalio, María C Romero-Puertas
Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) are signaling molecules involved in a plethora of physiological processes in plants. Especially, ROS and nitric oxide (NO) are key players that are required for programmed cell death (PCD). The PCD associated with the hypersensitive response (HR) has been well characterized and the role of H2O2 and NO as key signaling molecules inducing HR has been established. Localization of ROS and NO production in plant tissues in response to pathogens can be imaged by confocal laser microscopy by using specific fluorescent probes...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332288/ros-and-cell-death-in-tomato-roots-infected-by-meloidogyne-incognita
#5
Paola Leonetti
Phytoparasitic nematodes are plant pests causing serious problems to a broad range of hosts, and Meloidogyne species are widely recognized as the most damaging among the root knot nematode groups. During the incompatible interaction between avirulent pathogens and resistant tomato cultivars, juvenile nematode invasions provoke a defense cascade, culminating in hypersensitive responses. Methods to detect the key molecules involved in oxidative metabolism of the infected tomato roots are described here.
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332286/analysis-of-mitochondrial-markers-of-programmed-cell-death
#6
Dong Xiao, Huyi He, Wenjing Huang, Thet Lwin Oo, Aiqin Wang, Long-Fei He
Mitochondria play a crucial role in programmed cell death (PCD) in plants. In most cases of mitochondria-dependent PCD, cytochrome c (Cyt c) released from mitochondria due to the opening of mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP) and the activation of caspase-like proteases. Here we describe the analytic methods of mitochondrial markers of PCD including mitochondria isolation, mitochondrial membrane permeability, mitochondrial inner membrane potential, Cytc release, ATP, and mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331881/ameliorative-role-of-genistein-against-age-dependent-chronic-arsenic-toxicity-in-murine-brains-via-the-regulation-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-signaling-cascades
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Sukanya Saha, Pritam Sadhukhan, Sushweta Mahalanobish, Sayanta Dutta, Parames C Sil
Brain is highly prone to oxidative damage due to its huge lipid content and extensive energy requirements. Exogenous insult in brain via oxidative injury can lead to severe pathophysiological conditions. Age-dependent deterioration of normal brain functions is also noteworthy. Genistein, a polyphenolic isoflavonoid, obtained from the soy plant, is well known to protect against several diseased conditions. Here, in this study chronic brain toxicity model was developed using oral administration of arsenic for 90 days in adult and aged murines...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331649/friend-or-foe-reactive-oxygen-species-production-scavenging-and-signaling-in-plant-response-to-environmental-stresses
#8
Weronika Czarnocka, Stanisław Karpiński
In the natural environment, plants are exposed to a variety of biotic and abiotic stress conditions that trigger rapid changes in the production and scavenging of reactive oxygen species (ROS). The production and scavenging of ROS is compartmentalized, which means that, depending on stimuli type, they can be generated and eliminated in different cellular compartments such as the apoplast, plasma membrane, chloroplasts, mitochondria, peroxisomes, and endoplasmic reticulum. Although the accumulation of ROS is generally harmful to cells, ROS play an important role in signaling pathways that regulate acclimatory and defense responses in plants, such as systemic acquired acclimation (SAA) and systemic acquired resistance (SAR)...
January 10, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329609/garcinia-xanthochymus-extract-protects-pc12-cells-from-h2o2-induced-apoptosis-through-modulation-of-pi3k-akt-and-nrf2-ho-1-pathways
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Jing Xu, Sheng Gan, Jun Li, De-Bing Wand, Yu Chen, Xin Hu, Guang-Zhong Yang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the protective effects and underlying mechanisms of Garcinia xanthochymus, a perennial medicinal plant native to Yunnan, China, against H2O2-induced oxidative damage in rat pheochromacytoma PC12 cells. Preincubation of PC12 cells with fruit EtOAc fraction (fruit-EFr., 12.5-50 µmol·L-1) of G. xanthochymus for 24 h prior to H2O2 exposure markedly improved cell viability and increased the activities of antioxidant enzymes (superoxide dismutase, catalase, and heme oxygenase-1 [HO-1]), prevented lactate dehydrogenase release and lipid peroxidation malondialdehyde production, attenuated the decrease of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP), and scavenged reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
November 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328494/pterostilbene-inhibits-reactive-oxygen-species-production-and-apoptosis-in-primary-spinal-cord-neurons-by-activating-autophagy-via-the-mechanistic-target-of-rapamycin-signaling-pathway
#10
Jing-Lan He, Xiao-Hui Dong, Zong-Hu Li, Xiao-Ying Wang, Zhi-An Fu, Na Shen
Autophagy is an important self-adaptive mechanism that is involved in inhibiting reactive oxygen species (ROS) in spinal cord neurons. Pterostilbene, a natural plant extract, has been demonstrated to possess antioxidant effects; however, it has not yet been investigated whether pterostilbene could activate autophagy and protect spinal cord neurons from oxidative stress. In the present study, primary spinal cord neurons of Sprague Dawley rats were cultured. Cell counting kit‑8 analysis was used to detect cytotoxicity of pterostilbene...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325990/quantitative-proteomics-reveals-a-role-of-jaz7-in-plant-defense-response-to-pseudomonas-syringae-dc3000
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Tong Zhang, Li Meng, Wenwen Kong, Zepeng Yin, Yang Wang, Jacqueline D Schneider, Sixue Chen
Jasmonate ZIM-domain (JAZ) proteins are key transcriptional repressors regulating various biological processes. Although many studies have studied JAZ proteins by genetic and biochemical analyses, little is known about JAZ7-associated global protein networks and how JAZ7 contributes to bacterial pathogen defense. In this study, we aim to fill this knowledge gap by conducting unbiased large-scale quantitative proteomics using tandem mass tags (TMT). We compared the proteomes of a JAZ7 knock-out line, a JAZ7 overexpression line, as well as the wild type Arabidopsis plants in the presence and absence of Pseudomonas syringae DC3000 infection...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321610/physiological-effects-of-short-acute-uvb-treatments-in-chenopodium-quinoa-willd
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Thais Huarancca Reyes, Andrea Scartazza, Antonella Castagna, Eric G Cosio, Annamaria Ranieri, Lorenzo Guglielminetti
Increased ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation due to global change can affect plant growth and metabolism. Here, we evaluated the capacity of quinoa to resist under short acute UVB irradiation. Quinoa was daily exposed for 30 or 60 min to 1.69 W m-2 UVB. The results showed that 30 min exposure in 9 d-course did not cause severe alterations on photosynthetic pigments and flavonoids, but a significant increase of antioxidant capacity was observed. Otherwise, 60 min UVB in 5 d-course reduced almost all these parameters except for an increase in the de-epoxidation of xanthophyll cycle pigments and led to the death of the plants...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317755/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antitumor-potential-of-carvacrol-nanoemulsion-against-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-a549-cells-via-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptosis
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Imran Khan, Ashutosh Bahuguna, Pradeep Kumar, Vivek K Bajpai, Sun Chul Kang
Carvacrol is present abundantly in the essential oils of many medicinal plants and well known for its numerous biological activities. Since partial solubility in water and physicochemical instability limits its industrial uses, the present study was performed to prepare a carvacrol nanoemulsion (CANE) using an ultrasonication technique and further evaluation of its anticancer potential against human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells. The nanoemulsion formulation was optimized by varying carvacrol and polysorbate 80 ratios and characterized by dynamic light scattering (DLS), which revealed a negative surface charge with a mean droplet size between 105...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316691/a-comparative-study-on-phytochemical-profiles-and-biological-activities-of-sclerocarya-birrea-a-rich-hochst-leaf-and-bark-extracts
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Daniela Russo, Rocchina Miglionico, Monica Carmosino, Faustino Bisaccia, Paula B Andrade, Patrícia Valentão, Luigi Milella, Maria Francesca Armentano
Sclerocarya birrea (A.Rich.) Hochst (Anacardiaceae) is a savannah tree that has long been used in sub-Saharan Africa as a medicinal remedy for numerous ailments. The purpose of this study was to increase the scientific knowledge about this plant by evaluating the total content of polyphenols, flavonoids, and tannins in the methanol extracts of the leaves and bark (MLE and MBE, respectively), as well as the in vitro antioxidant activity and biological activities of these extracts. Reported results show that MLE is rich in flavonoids (132...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314822/nanobrass-cuzn-nanoparticles-as-foliar-spray-non-phytotoxic-fungicides
#15
Orestis Antonoglou, Julietta Moustaka, Ioannis Dimosthenis Adamakis, Ilektra Sperdouli, Anastasia A Pantazaki, Michael Moustakas, Catherine Dendrinou-Samara
Inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) have been proposed as alternative fertilizers to suppress plant disease and increase crop yield. However, phytotoxicity of NPs remains a key factor for their massive employment in agricultural applications. In order to investigate new effective, non phytotoxic and inexpensive fungicides, in the present study CuZn bimetallic nanoparticles (BNPs) have been synthesized as antifungals, while assessment of photosystem II (PSII) efficiency by chlorophyll fluorescence imaging analysis is utilized as an effective and non-invasive phytotoxicity evaluation method...
January 9, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312593/shikonin-induces-ros-based-mitochondria-mediated-apoptosis-in-colon-cancer
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Wenquan Liang, Jianxin Cui, Kecheng Zhang, Hongqing Xi, Aizhen Cai, Jiyang Li, Yunhe Gao, Chong Hu, Yi Liu, Yixun Lu, Ning Wang, Xiaosong Wu, Bo Wei, Lin Chen
Colon cancer is the third most common malignancy worldwide, and chemotherapy is a widely used strategy in clinical therapy. Chemotherapy-resistant of colon cancer is the main cause of recurrence and progression. Novel drugs with efficacy and safety in treating colon cancer are urgently needed. Shikonin, a naphthoquinone derived from the roots of the herbal plant Lithospermum erythrorhizon, has been determined to be a potent anti-tumor agent. The aim of the present study was to detect the underlying anti-tumor mechanism of shikonin in colon cancer...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311483/the-polysaccharide-extracted-from-umbilicaria-esculenta-inhibits-proliferation-of-melanoma-cells-through-ros-activated-mitochondrial-apoptosis-pathway
#17
Yanhong Sun, Jun Li, Yi Zhang, Yating Tu, Changzheng Huang, Juan Tao, Ming Yang, Liu Yang
Melanoma is one of the most aggressive skin cancers with an increasing rate of morbidity. Umbilicaria esculenta is an edible lichen and its main component of extracts-polysaccharide (PUE) has shown significant antitumor effects in a variety of cancer types such as stomach adenocarcinoma. However, whether it has an anti-melanoma effect and the underlying mechanism has not been revealed. In this article, we showed that PUE extracted from Umbilicaria esculenta could inhibit the growth of A875 and A375 melanoma cells but without obvious toxicity to normal vascular endothelial cells...
2018: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306805/changes-in-mycelia-growth-sporulation-and-virulence-of-phytophthora-capsici-when-challenged-by-heavy-metals-cu2-cr2-and-hg2-under%C3%A2-acid-ph-stress
#18
Peiqing Liu, Mengyao Wei, Jinzhu Zhang, Rongbo Wang, Benjin Li, Qinghe Chen, Qiyong Weng
Phytophthora capsici, an economically devastating oomycete pathogen, causes devastating disease epidemics on a wide range of vegetable plants and pose a grave threat to global vegetables production. Heavy metals and acid pH are newly co-occurring stresses to soil micro-organisms, but what can be expected for mycelia growth and virulence and how they injure the oomycetes (especially P. capsici) remains unknown. Here, the effects of different heavy metals (Cu2+, Cr2+, and Hg2+) on mycelia growth and virulence were investigated at different pHs (4...
January 4, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304482/destabilization-of-ros-metabolism-in-tomato-roots-as-a-phytotoxic-effect-of-meta-tyrosine
#19
Olga Andrzejczak, Urszula Krasuska, Joanna Olechowicz, Paweł Staszek, Katarzyna Ciacka, Renata Bogatek, Kim Hebelstrup, Agnieszka Gniazdowska
meta-Tyrosine (m-Tyr) is a non-protein amino acid produced in both plants and animals. Primary mode of action of this phenylalanine analog is its incorporation into protein structure leading to formation of aberrant molecules. An increased level of m-Tyr in animal cells is detected under oxidative stress and during age-related processes characterized by overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS). The aim of this study was to link m-Tyr physiological action to disturbances in ROS metabolism in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L...
December 14, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304200/nitro-oxidative-metabolism-during-fruit-ripening
#20
Francisco J Corpas, Luciano Freschi, Marta Rodríguez-Ruiz, Paulo T Mioto, Salvador González-Gordo, José M Palma
Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) and tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.), which belong to the Solanaceae family, are among the most cultivated and consumed fleshy fruits worldwide and constitute excellent sources of many essential nutrients, such as vitamins A, C, and E, calcium, and carotenoids. While fruit ripening is a highly regulated and complex process, tomato and pepper have been classified as climacteric and non-climacteric fruits, respectively. These fruits differ greatly in shape, color composition, flavor, and several other features which undergo drastic changes during the ripening process...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Experimental Botany
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