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Nonaka Tetsuo - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the changes in the localization of heat shock proteins (Hsps) and acquisition of thermotolerance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A human esophageal cancer cell line was used. Fractionated heat treatment with different recovery times was performed to develop thermotolerance. Changes ...
Ahn Ki-Jung - - 2003
PURPOSE: Perillyl alcohol (POH) (4-isopropenyl-cyclohexenecarbinol) is a member of the monoterpenes, which are present in various fruits and vegetables. POH has been demonstrated to be cytotoxic against a variety of experimental cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. Phase I clinical trials have indicated that POH may be useful for ...
Moriyama-Gonda Nobuko - - 2003
The aim of this study was to examine a modulation of thermotolerance by treatment with combination of heat and the antioxidant inhibitor diethyldithiocarbamate (DDC) of the PC-3 prostate cancer cells. To determine thermotolerance, cells were heated once or twice. Two 1 h exposures at 43 degrees C, with a recovery ...
Lundholt Betina Kerstin - - 2003
Several factors are known to increase the noise and variability of cell-based assays used for high-throughput screening. In particular, edge effects can result in an unacceptably high plate rejection rate in screening runs. In an effort to minimize these variations, the authors analyzed a number of factors that could contribute ...
Paslaru Liliana - - 2003
In murine cells, the heat shock response is regulated by a transcription factor, HSF1, which triggers the transcription of heat shock genes. HSF2 has been shown to be involved in meiosis and mouse brain development. We characterized the effects of the absence of HSF2 in mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs). The ...
Choi In Youl - - 2003
Heat shock may increase oxidative stress due to increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and/or the promotion of cellular oxidation events. Cytosolic NADP+-dependent isocitrate dehydrogenase (ICDH) in U937 cells produces NADPH, an essential reducing equivalent for the antioxidant system. The protective role of ICDH against heat shock in U937 ...
Izu Hanae - - 2004
Quality-control mechanisms in spermatogenesis are important to eliminate injured or abnormal cells, thereby protecting the organism from abnormal development in the next generation. The processes of spermatogenesis are highly sensitive to high temperatures; however, the mechanisms by which injured germ cells are eliminated remain unclear. Here, we found that heat ...
Bonham Rita T - - 2003
Cadmium is a widely distributed industrial and environmental toxin. The principal target organ of chronic sublethal cadmium exposure is the kidney. In renal epithelial cells, acute high-dose cadmium exposure induces differential expression of proteins, including heat shock proteins. However, few studies have examined heat shock protein expression in cells after ...
Imamura Shintaro - - 2003
A member of the ATPases associated with diverse cellular activities (AAA) family, the cell division cycle gene CDC48/VCP (valosin-containing protein)/p97, was cloned from zebrafish and found to be a major cold-inducible protein in fish cells. CDC48 mRNA levels increased significantly after reducing the temperature from 30 to 15 degrees C ...
Ishihara Keiichi - - 2003
As heat shock proteins (Hsps) are involved in protecting cells and also in the pathophysiology of diseases such as inflammation, cancer and neurodegenerative disorders, modulators of Hsp expression in mammalian cells would seem to be useful for the treatment of various diseases. In this study, we isolated mammalian cell lines ...
Sugahara Kazuma - - 2003
To analyze the role of heat shock response in the cochleae, we induced major heat shock proteins, Hsp70, Hsp90, and Hsp27 by perfusion of hot saline into the middle ear cavity (called 'local heat shock') in guinea pigs. Hsps were induced in almost all of the cochlear cells including the ...
Elsheikha Hany M - - 2003
The growth and development of Sarcocystis falcatula in four different cultured cell lines [vero cells, bovine turbinate (BT) cells, equine dermal (ED) cells, and human Hep-2 cells] inoculated with culture-derived merozoites are described. Parasite yields, viability, and plaque forming efficiency were used to compare the growth between different cell lines. ...
Sreedhar Amere Subbarao - - 2003
The 90 kDa heat shock protein, Hsp90, is an abundant molecular chaperone participating in the cytoprotection of eukaryotic cells. Here we analyzed the involvement of Hsp90 in the maintenance of cellular integrity using partial cell lysis as a measure. Inhibition of Hsp90 by geldanamycin, radicicol, cisplatin, and novobiocin induced a ...
Simões T - - 2003
The possible roles of 13 Msn2p- and Msn4p-regulated genes in the adaptation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to the herbicide 2,4-D-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) were examined. Single deletion of genes involved in defense against oxidizing agents (CTT1, GRX1, and GRX2/TTR1) or encoding chaperones of the HSP70 family (SSA1, SSA4, and SSE2) showed a ...
Zanin-Zhorov Alexandra - - 2003
Soluble 60 kDa heat shock protein (HSP60) activates macrophages via TLR4. We now report that soluble HSP60 activates T cells via the innate receptor TLR2. HSP60 activated T cell adhesion to fibronectin to a degree similar to other activators: IL-2, SDF-1alpha, and RANTES. T cell type and state of activation ...
Cowan K J - - 2003
Chronic exposure of cells to expanded polyglutamine proteins results in eventual cell demise. We constructed mouse cell lines expressing either the full-length androgen receptor (AR), or truncated forms of AR containing 25 or 65 glutamines to study the cellular consequences of chronic low-level exposure to these proteins. Expression of the ...
Seyer Karine - - 2003
Through use of commercially available DnaK proteins and anti-DnaK monoclonal antibodies, a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was developed to quantify this heat shock protein in Escherichia coli ATCC 25922 subjected to various heating regimens. For a given process lethality (F(70)(10) of 1, 3, and 5 min), the intracellular concentration of ...
Yang Y - - 2003
The influence of properties of calcium phosphate (CaP) coatings on bone cell activity and bone-implant osseointegration is not well-established. This study investigated the effects of characterized CaP coatings of various heat treatments on osteoblast response. It was hypothesized that heat treatments of CaP coatings alter the initial osteoblast attachment. The ...
Um Jee Hyun - - 2003
Since DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK) has been known to play a protective role against drug-induced apoptosis, the role of DNA-PK in the regulation of mitochondrial heat shock proteins by anticancer drugs was examined. The levels of basal and drug-induced mitochondrial heat shock proteins of drug-sensitive parental cells were higher than ...
Wang Peng - - 2003
Dye-sensitized nanocrystalline solar cells (DSC) have received considerable attention as a cost-effective alternative to conventional solar cells. One of the main factors that has hampered widespread practical use of DSC is the poor thermostability encountered so far with these devices. Here we show a DSC with unprecedented stable performance under ...
Pavlik Alfred - - 2003
Heat shock proteins were recently recognized as molecular chaperones that besides their chaperoning function were also involved in processes of cell death and survival. Many types of neural cells were reportedly capable of expressing heat shock protein Hsp70 following heat stress in vitro. However, identification of cell types inducing Hsp70 ...
Li Xuewei S - - 2003
Salivary histatins are a family of small histidine-rich peptides with potent antifungal activity. We previously identified a 70-kDa cell envelope protein in Candida albicans and Saccharomyces cerevisiae that mediates binding of histatin (Hst) 5. Isolation of Hst 5-binding protein followed by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry analysis identified this ...
Liao Ching-Hsing - - 2003
Three major foodborne outbreaks of salmonellosis in 1998 and 1999 were linked to the consumption of raw alfalfa sprouts. In this report, an improved method is described for isolation of Salmonella from alfalfa seed lots, which had been implicated in these outbreaks. From each seed lot, eight samples each containing ...
Yang Weng-Lang - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Induction of hyperthermia by radiofrequency ablation is gaining popularity in treating a variety of solid tumors. This study examined an impact of sublethal heat treatment interacted with chemotherapeutic drugs on the survival of head and neck squamous carcinoma cells using in vitro model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: FaDu cells were ...
Bergman M - - 2003
To examine the effect of various incubation temperatures on the apoptotic death of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), we incubated cells at 37 degrees C, 22 degrees C, and 4 degrees C for 1 and 24 hours. In addition, cells incubated at 4 degrees C for 3, 6, and ...
Sharma H S - - 2003
This review is focused on the pathophysiology of the central nervous system (CNS) associated with mild-to-moderate hyperthermia (body temperature > 37 degrees C but <40 degrees C) induced thermal stress in Human cases as well as whole body hyperthermia (WBH) in animal studies. Pathological changes can be observed in the ...
Wang Nan - - 2003
Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), the major causal risk factor for glaucoma, often decreases after cataract removal by phacoemulsification ultrasound. In this study, the hypothesis that ultrasound energy propagated through a fluid medium induces a stress response with the potential to lower IOP was investigated. Normal and glaucomatous trabecular meshwork (TM) ...
Coss Ronald A - - 2003
This study tests the hypothesis that lowering intracellular pH (pHi) in melanoma cells grown at low extracellular pH (pHe) selectively abrogates 42 degrees C-induced heat shock protein (HSP) expression and reduces survival. Cells were acidified by a combination of a 0.2-pH-unit decrease in pHe coupled with the lactate/H+ transport inhibitor ...
Jenkins G M - - 2003
Eukaryotic cells have a highly conserved response to an increase in temperature, termed the heat shock response. Recent research has revealed multiple roles for various sphingolipids in the heat shock responses of both yeast and mammalian cells. Heat stressed or shocked yeast and mammalian cells have an acute activation of ...
Tokalov Sergey V - - 2003
Stress-induced effects in human acute leukaemia cells (HL-60) were studied by flow cytometry using the fluorescent dye carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl ester which allows the analysis of several successive cell generations for up to 10 days. Asynchronously cycling cells subjected to heat shock (30 min at 41 degrees C) responded in two ...
Lores B - - 2003
Recently the low host specificity of some microsporidians has been demonstrated and it has been indicated that many of these micro-organisms could be transmitted from invertebrates to mammals and adapt to changes in temperature. In this work, we demonstrate the first successful in vitro culture of a fish microsporidia of ...
Novak John S - - 2003
The threat of pathogen survival following ozone treatment of meat necessitates careful evaluation of the microorganisms surviving under such circumstances. The objective of this study was to determine whether sublethal aqueous ozone treatment (3 ppm of O3 for 5 min) of microorganisms on beef surfaces would result in increased or ...
Hashimoto T - - 2003
The chronological changes in intracellular Ca(2+)concentrations ([Ca(2+)](i)) were analysed during heat-induced apoptosis in human lung cancer cell lines LK-2 (squamous cell carcinoma) and LU65A (large cell carcinoma). In LK-2 cells, increased [Ca(2+)](i) levels were maintained at levels between 250-350 nm 9 h after heat-shock. Treatment with BAPTA, an intracellular Ca(2+) ...
Sachana M - - 2003
The neurodegenerative properties of the organophosphate ester leptophos (LEP) and the carbamate ester carbaryl (CB), both of which can cause neuropathic effects in animals, were investigated in differentiating mouse N2a neuroblastoma cells. At a sublethal concentration of 3 microM, both LEP and CB were able to inhibit the outgrowth of ...
Paula-Lopes F F - - 2003
The detrimental effects of heat stress on fertility in cattle are less pronounced in heat-tolerant breeds. Although these genetic differences reflect differences in thermoregulation, cells from heat-tolerant breeds are less adversely compromised by increased temperature (that is, heat shock) than cells from heat-sensitive breeds. Experiments were performed to test the ...
Mushtaq Ahmad
The heat resistance of exponential phase cells of environmental barley isolates <I>Enterococcus faecium</I> BAR<SUB> 1</SUB> and a hospital isolate <I>Enterococcus faecalis</I> MI <SUB>2</SUB> grown at 37 or 45<SUP> </SUP>was determined at 55, 60 and 62.5 ° C for 30 min. From the survival curves, the decimal reduction times (D-values) were ...
Leitão Aurilucia A - - 2003
Accumulation of HSP70 is related to the cytoprotection. It was evaluated whether hyperosmotic stress induces HSP70 accumulation in LLC-PK1 cells, and protects cells against toxicity provoked by cisplatin (Cis) and cyclosporine A (CyA). Cells were maintained in isosmotic (Iso) or hyperosmotic (H) culture medium for 24 h and then exposed ...
Gregoriades Niki - - 2003
A biowaste kill system was implemented to treat biological waste generated from a clinical manufacturing and R&D antibody facility. To confirm that design parameters of this continuous decontamination system are sufficient to inactivate mammalian cell culture waste, bench-scale experiments were conducted. The biowaste kill system heat inactivates mammalian cell cultures ...
Hojo Tatsuya - - 2003
Thermotherapy has been applied to various joint diseases and injuries, but its direct effects on articular cartilage have remained unclear. The present study examined the effects on cell viability and metabolism by using the chondrocyte-like cell line HCS-2/8. The temperatures and durations of heat stimulation were 39 degrees, 41 degrees, ...
Kanamori Masahiko - - 2003
We investigated the characteristics of morphology, DNA synthesis and argyrophilic nucleolar organizer regions (AgNORs) on murine Dunn osteosarcoma cells in response to heat (42 degrees C, 1 h) or dibutyryl cyclic adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate (Bt(2)cAMP). The cell morphology changes to a fibroblast-like appearance with long and thin protoplastic processes with the ...
Malago Joshua J - - 2003
The enterocytes of the small intestine are occasionally exposed to pathogenic bacteria, such as Salmonella enteritidis 857, an etiologic agent of intestinal infections in humans. The expression of the heat shock response by enterocytes may be part of a protective mechanism developed against pathogenic bacteria in the intestinal lumen. We ...
Liu Tom S - - 2003
We determined whether the cytoprotective heat shock protein HSP72 protects against the injurious effects of Clostridium difficile toxin A (TxA) on intestinal epithelial cells. Colonic epithelial Caco-2/bbe (C2) cells were stably transfected with HSP72 antisense (C2AS) or vector only (C2VC), resulting in low and high HSP72 expression, respectively. Measurements of ...
Sarkar Angshuman - - 2002
We have used human cell lines, namely, K562 and HeLa cells as model systems in understanding the mechanism of lead toxicity and heat shock, that may be mediated by the heme-regulated eIF-2alpha kinase which is also called the heme-regulated inhibitor (HRI). RT-PCR analysis using HRI-specific primers indicated a two- to ...
Rikhvanov Eugene G - - 2002
The effect of sodium azide in heat shock-induced cell death was studied in Debaryomyces vanrijiae, Candida albicans, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeasts. The results presented demonstrate that the azide addition induced a drastic decrease in the thermotolerance of glucose-grown D. vanrijiae. In contrast, glucose-grown S. cerevisiae and C. albicans cells treated ...
Malhotra Vivek - - 2002
High concentrations of oxygen (hyperoxia) are known to cause cellular injury and death. The heat shock response is a highly conserved cellular defense mechanism that protects cells against various environmental stressors, including hyperoxia. Herein we determined the role of heat shock factor-1 (HSF-1), a major component of the heat shock ...
Graefe Sebastian E B - - 2002
The 90-kDa heat shock proteins (HSP90) are important in the regulation of numerous intracellular processes in eukaryotic cells. In particular, HSP90 has been shown to be involved in the control of the cellular differentiation of the protozoan parasite Leishmania donovani. We investigated the role of HSP90 in the related parasite ...
Aoki Koh - - 2002
Plasmodesmata establish a pathway for the trafficking of non-cell-autonomously acting proteins and ribonucleoprotein complexes. Plasmodesmal enriched cell fractions and the contents of enucleate sieve elements, in the form of phloem sap, were used to isolate and characterize heat shock cognate 70 (Hsc70) chaperones associated with this cell-to-cell transport pathway. Three ...
Hearn John D - - 2003
Sphingolipids are abundant components of eucaryotic membranes, where they perform essential functions. To uncover new roles for sphingolipids, we studied Saccharomyces cerevisiae lcb1-100 cells, which have a temperature-sensitive block in the first step in sphingolipid synthesis. We find that the level of all five species of the sphingoid long chain ...
D'Alessandro Mariella - - 2002
The intermediate filament cytoskeleton is thought to confer physical resilience on tissue cells, on the basis of extrapolations from the phenotype of cell fragility that results from mutations in skin keratins. There is a need for functional cell assays in which the impact of stress on intermediate filaments can be ...
Yu Jau-Song - - 2002
The latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) causes cellular transformation and activation of several intracellular signaling events. In this report, we show that BLMP1 (encoded by the LMP1 gene derived from the B95-8 strain of EBV) triggers the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in Balb/3T3 ...
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