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Li Zhou - - 2009
The physical behaviors of stationary cells, such as the morphology, motility, adhesion, anchorage, invasion and metastasis, are likely to be important for governing their biological characteristics. A change in the physical properties of mammalian cells could be an indication of disease. In this paper, we present a silicon-nanowire-array based technique ...
Hauff Kristin D - - 2009
We examined whether cardiolipin (CL) synthesis was required to support cholesterol (CH) production from palmitate in Hela cells. Knockdown of human cardiolipin synthase-1 (hCLS1) in Hela cells has been shown to reduce CL synthesis. Therefore Hela cells stably expressing shRNA for hCLS1 and mock control cells were incubated for 16 ...
Denofrio M Paula - - 2009
Lumazines are an important family of heterocyclic compounds present in biological systems as biosynthetic precursors and/or products of metabolic degradation. Upon UV irradiation, the specific compound called lumazine (pteridine-2,4(1,3H)-dione) is able to generate singlet oxygen (1O2), which is one of the main chemical species responsible for photodynamic effects. To further ...
Murata Tatsuya - - 2009
Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) was used for the analysis of single-cell gene-expression signals on the basis of a reporter system. We microfabricated a single-cell array on an Indium tin oxide (ITO) electrode comprising 4 x 4 SU-8 microwells with a diameter of 30microm and a depth of 25microm. HeLa cells ...
Lucey Brendan P - - 2009
Henrietta Lacks died in 1951 of an aggressive adenocarcinoma of the cervix. A tissue biopsy obtained for diagnostic evaluation yielded additional tissue for Dr George O. Gey's tissue culture laboratory at Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, Maryland). The cancer cells, now called HeLa cells, grew rapidly in cell culture and became the ...
Dorocka-Bobkowska Barbara - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Candida biofilms with reduced susceptibility to conventional antifungals are sensitive to lipid formulations of amphotericin B (AMB). We examined the effect of the liposomal AMB formulation, AmBisome, and free AMB on the adherence of C. albicans to HeLa cervical carcinoma and HSC-3 oral squamous cell carcinoma cells. MATERIAL/METHODS: HeLa ...
Orsoli?? Nada - - 2009
This study investigated possible growth-inhibiting effects of bee venom applied alone or in combination with a cytotoxic drug bleomycin on HeLa and V79 cells in vitro based on clone formation, cell counting, and apoptosis. Melittin, the key component of bee venom, is a potent inhibitor of calmodulin activity, and also ...
Su Xiange - - 2009
Some reports show that lanthanum, a rare earth element, induces apoptosis in certain cancer cells. In the present paper, we report the first observation of anoikis induced by lanthanum citrate (LaCit) in Hela cells at a concentration of 0.001-0.1 mmol/L after 48h-treatment. Before cell treatment, Hela cells were subjected to ...
Han Yong Hwan - - 2009
Propyl gallate (PG) as a synthetic antioxidant is widely used in processed food and medicinal preparations. It also exerts a variety of effects on tissue and cell functions. In the present study, we investigated the effects of L-buthionine sulfoximine (BSO, an inhibitor of GSH synthesis), diethyldithiocarbamate (DDC, an inhibitor of ...
Panzarini Elisa - - 2009
Photodynamic therapy (PDT), which is a treatment for cancer and certain noncancerous conditions, requires exposure of cells or tissue to a photosensitizing drug followed by irradiation with visible light of the appropriate wavelength. By using Rose Bengal Acetate (RBAc) as the photosensitizer and an innovative green light-emitting diode, we investigated ...
Kramer Matthias P - - 2009
Expression of the human papillomavirus-encoded oncoproteins E6 and E7 in human HeLa cervical carcinoma cells results in their escape from the proper control of the cell cycle progression. Therefore, their susceptibility to agents modulating cell cycle differs from that in cells in which the control of cell cycle regulation is ...
Brito Daniela A - - 2009
We used live cell imaging to compare the fate of human nontransformed (RPE-1) and cancer (HeLa, U2OS) cells as they entered mitosis in nocodazole or taxol. In the same field, and in either drug, a cell in all lines could die in mitosis, exit mitosis and die within 10 h, ...
Xue Zhaohui - - 2010
Rapeseed peptide (RSP), obtained by hydrolyzing rapeseed protein, has anticancer activity. In this study, the effects of RSP on proliferation rate, morphological changes, DNA damage, cell cycle distribution and apoptosis in human cervical carcinoma (Hela) cells were investigated. RSP treatment at a concentration of 640 mg/L for 4 days inhibited ...
Das Ratul Kumar - - 2010
We report a nanoformulation of curcumin with a tripolymeric composite for delivery to cancer cells. The composite nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared by using three biocompatible polymers-alginate (ALG), chitosan (CS), and pluronic-by ionotropic pre-gelation followed by polycationic cross-linking. Pluronic F127 was used to enhance the solubility of curcumin in the ALG-CS ...
Gokul Gopinathan - - 2009
Previously we had discovered loss of DNA methylation at the DNMT3L promoter, an enzymatically-inactive DNA methyltransferase, in squamous cell carcinoma of cervix indicating association between cancer and DNMT3L. This study extends this correlation further by identifying the role of DNMT3L in nuclear reprogramming, an event central to the process of ...
Wu Lin - - 2009
A series of cationic ester porphyrins are much more cytotoxic to tumor cells than photofrin, meso-tetrakis(1-methylpyridinium-4-yl)porphyrin (TMPyP4), and cisplatin. The lowest IC(50) value for SGC7901 is ca. 6 nM in vitro with irradiation. These porphyrins also exhibited the most potent photo-induced cytotoxicity without photobleaching. HeLa Cell apoptosis induced by cationic ...
Han Yong Hwan - - 2009
MG132 (carbobenzoxy-Leu-Leu-leucinal) is a peptide aldehyde, which effectively blocks the proteolytic activity of the 26S proteasome complex. We evaluated the effects of MG132 on the growth of human cervix cancer HeLa cells in relation to the cell growth, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and glutathione (GSH) levels. Dose-dependent inhibition of cell ...
Shin In-Sun - - 2009
Globotriaosylceramide (Gb3) and globotetraosylceramide (Gb4) are the proposed functional receptors for Shiga toxin (Stx). To elucidate the effect of Gb3 content on Stx-induced cytotoxicity in HeLa cells, we cloned HeLa cells and determined the correlation between glycolipids content and Stx-induced cytotoxicity. The 29 HeLa cell clone (HLCC) lines used showed ...
Sagar Sunil - - 2009
Four novel quinonoid compounds are evaluated for their apoptotic potential against three cancer cell lines, i.e. MCF-7, HeLa and MG-63. APOPercentage assay was used for the screening of the compounds and it was established that the apoptotic potential of these compounds is cell line specific. The compound 2-(1',4'-benzoquinon-2'-yl)-5-hydroxy-7-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone (S4) was ...
Han Yong Hwan - - 2009
Propyl gallate (PG) as a synthetic antioxidant is widely used in processed food, cosmetics and medicinal preparations. Despite the assumed low toxicity of PG, it exerts a variety of effects on tissue and cell functions. In the present study, we evaluated the anti-apoptotic effects of caspase inhibitors on PG-treated human ...
Jin Li H - - 2009
HeLa cells were patterned on a microfabricated Au-coated ITO substrate. Part of the Au film was dissolved by the electrochemical wet stamping technique, and the substrate was then immersed in a thiol-terminated methoxy-poly(ethylene glycol) (mPEG-SH) solution for further modification. Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on the gold island can form cell- and ...
Embree Lisa J - - 2009
The mechanism whereby the fusion of EWSR1 with the ETS transcription factor FLI1 contributes to malignant transformation in Ewing sarcoma remains unclear. We show that injection of human or zebrafish EWSR1/FLI1 mRNA into developing zebrafish embryos leads to mitotic defects with multipolar and disorganized mitotic spindles. Expression of human EWSR1/FLI1 ...
Shen Shanshan - - 2009
Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles (Fe3O4 MNPs) have attracted increasing attention in recent years due to their extensive applications. However, their effects on cells and relevant molecular mechanisms remain not very clear. In this paper, the effects of Fe3O4 MNPs on the proliferation and apoptosis of human HeLa cells, the activation of ...
Kugawa F - - 2009
Cancer cells often become resistant to chemotherapy, and induction of the ABC transporter Multi-drug Resistance gene-1 (MDR1) is a major cause. We established a tool for high-throughput screening of substrates and inhibitors of MDR1, using transformed HeLa cells that over-express MDR1. The cDNA for human MDR1 was subcloned into the ...
Zhang Xiaoping - - 2009
Cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) can enter many types of cells and have become useful tools for introducing a variety of cargo such as exogenous peptides, proteins, and nucleic acids into cultured cells in vitro. Tat CPPs derived from the HIV-1 Tat protein are the most widely used among the arginine-rich CPPs. ...
Yan Qiaojuan - - 2009
A lectin (AMML) from the roots of Astragalus mongholicus was extracted and purified by affinity chromatographic technique. Human cervical carcinoma cell line (HeLa), human osteoblast-like cell line (MG63) and human leukemia cell line (K562) were used to check the effects of AMML on cell proliferation, apoptosis and cell cycle. Maximum ...
Shin Jin Na - - 2009
TRAIL is an apoptotic cell death-inducing ligand that belongs to a TNF superfamily. To identify the regulators that govern the susceptibility to TRAIL, TRAIL-resistant HeLa (TR) cells were established by repeatedly treating HeLa cells with TRAIL. Here we showed that scaffolding protein Homer1 plays a decisive role in regulating the ...
Asano Satoshi - - 2009
Phosphorylation of myosin II is thought to play an important role in cytokinesis. Although it is well known that phosphorylated regulatory light chain of myosin II (P-MRLC) localizes along the contractile ring, it is not clear how P-MRLC controls myosin II and F-actin in furrow ingression during cytokinesis. To elucidate ...
Rahbari Raheleh - - 2009
The HeLa cell line is the oldest, most widely distributed, permanent human cell line. As a nearly ubiquitous inhabitant of laboratories using tissue culture techniques, its aggressive growth characteristics make it a problematic contaminant that can overgrow less robust cell lines. Consequently, HeLa contamination is common in both the research ...
Wesierska-Gadek Józefa - - 2009
Exposure of asynchronously growing human HeLa cervical carcinoma cells to roscovitine (ROSC), a selective cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) inhibitor, arrests their progression at the transition between G(2)/M and/or induces apoptosis. The outcome depends on the ROSC concentration. At higher dose ROSC represses HPV-encoded E7 oncoprotein and initiates caspase-dependent apoptosis. Inhibition of ...
Takaya Makiko - - 2009
BACKGROUND: There are few reports on the biological activities of 23-hydroxyursolic acid (23-HUA). The mechanism of growth-inhibition induced by 23-HUA, isolated from Cussonia bancoensis, in human cervical squamous carcinoma HeLa cells is hereby investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The growth-inhibitory activity was measured by MTS assay. Caspases activation and expression of ...
Neale Steven L - - 2009
In this paper we present trap profile measurements for HeLa cells in Optoelectronic Tweezers (OET) based on a data projector. The data projector is used as a light source to illuminate amorphous Si creating virtual electrodes which are used to trap particles through dielectrophoresis. We show that although the trap ...
Welter-Stahl Lynn - - 2009
The cervical epithelial cell line, HeLa, is one of the oldest and most commonly used cell lines in cell biology laboratories. Although a truncated P2X(7) receptor has recently been identified in HeLa cells, the expression of other purinergic receptors or the function of the P2X(7) protein has not been characterized. ...
Azuma Hideki - - 2009
The suppressive effects of synthetic dendrimers on mitochondrial apoptosis were first demonstrated in human epithelial carcinoma HeLa cells. The employed proteo-dendrimers included polyanionic hepta(glutamic acids), a fluorescent zinc porphyrinate core, hydrophilic polyether surface and nonpeptide hydrophobic dendrons, and electrostatically interacted with cytochrome c in aqueous solutions. The ceramide analogue, (2S,4E)-2-acetylamino-3-oxo-4-octadecen-1-ol ...
Li Xin-li - - 2009
AIM: An in vitro study was carried out to determine the effect of UHRF1 overexpression on radiosensitivity in human cervical cancer HeLa cells using adenovirus-mediated UHRF1 gene transfer (Ad5-UHRF1). METHODS: Cell survival was evaluated using the clonogenic survival assay and the MTT assay; apoptosis and cell cycle distribution were monitored ...
Racchi Giorgia - - 2009
Dilated cardiomyopathy as a consequence of myocarditis induced by Coxsackieviruses B3 (CVB3) is a worldwide cause of morbidity and death for which current therapies have shown only modest effectiveness. In the present study we tested the efficacy of a novel CVB3 small interfering RNA (siRNA), directed against the protease 2A ...
Liang Lifang - - 2009
Noninvasive and reliable quantification of rheological characteristics in the nucleus is extremely useful for fundamental research and practical applications in medicine and biology. This study examines the use of fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) to noninvasively determine nucleoplasmic viscosity (eta(nu)), an important parameter of nucleoplasmic rheology. Our FCS analyses show that ...
Xu Yang - - 2009
Traditional Chinese herbal medicines are a great source of cancer chemotherapeutic agents. Tubeimoside-1 (TBMS1) is a triterpenoid saponin extracted from Bolbostemma paniculatum (Maxim.) Franquet (Cucurbitaceae), a Chinese herb with anticancer potential named as "Tu Bei Mu". In the present study, we used proteomics to examine the cytotoxic effects of TBMS1 ...
Wang Min-Haw - - 2009
The electrical properties of single cells provide fundamental insights into their pathological condition and are therefore of immense interest to medical practitioners. Accordingly, this study captures single HeLa cells using a microfluidic device and then measures their impedance properties using a commercial impedance spectroscopy system. The experimental system is modeled ...
Sivaramakrishnan Gayathri - - 2009
Tripartite motif-containing 22 (TRIM22) exhibits antiviral and growth inhibitory properties, but there has been no study on the localization and dynamics of the endogenous TRIM22 protein. We report here that TRIM22 is dramatically induced by progesterone in MDA-MB-231-derived ABC28 cells and T47D cells. This induction was associated with an increase ...
Shaw Arthur Y - - 2009
A series of 2-styrylchromone analogs were synthesized and examined for their antiproliferative effects on a panel of carcinoma cells. Among the tested agents, only 4m exhibited a moderate activity with an IC(50) value of 28.9 microM against PC-3 cells which indicates the selectivity of PC-3 cells in response to 2-styrylchromones. ...
Takara Kohji - - 2009
It is important to clarify the molecular characteristics of tumor cells showing multidrug resistance (MDR) and to identify the novel targets or biomarkers for chemotherapy. The aim of this study is to establish resistant HeLa sublines through exposure to SN-38, an active metabolite of irinotecan hydrochloride, and to investigate their ...
Alcázar-Leyva Susana - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Deoxyribonuclease I (DNase-I) plays an important role in the elimination of damaged-, aging- or cancer cells. Various authors suggest that programmed cell death (PCD) is attenuated in cancer cells due to a reduced activity of DNase-I. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this work, we evaluated cell viability (violet crystal stain), ...
Gao Yun - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: GPR48 regulates invasion and metastasis of cancer cells by linking Gs protein to stimulate intracellular signaling pathway and affect actin filament aggregation and the activity of matrix metalloproteinase. This study was to explore the effects of GPR48 short hairpin RNA (shRNA) on GPR48 expression, and invasion and ...
Zhang Ying - - 2009
The effect of gadolinium chloride (Gd) on the proliferation of HeLa cells was investigated at lower concentration. The results obtained by MTT and cell cycle analysis showed that Gd promoted proliferation by inducing S phase entry in HeLa cells at the concentration less than 100 microM. It was further evidenced ...
Zhang Li - - 2009
Low intensity irradiation of cells by laser was an effective method of biostimulation. Here, we have extended these actions to evaluate the apoptosis effects in red light emitting diode (RLED) exposure. Through morphological observation, flow cytometric analysis, intracellular calcium measurement and RT-PCR, we found that HeLa cells in 24 h ...
Wu Jun - - 2009
Two new labdane-type diterpenoids vitetrifolin H (1) and vitetrifolin I (2), and one new monoterpenoid vitexoid (3), were isolated from the fruits of Vitex trifolia L., together with seven known diterpenoids. Structures of all compounds were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic methods. All these compounds exhibited inhibition of Hela cell proliferation, ...
Dong Mei - - 2009
There is an ongoing search for plant-derived diterpenes, especially for diterpenes with anti-inflammatory activity that also have anti-proliferative effects on human cancer cells. A cyathane-type diterpene, Sarcodonin G (SG), isolated from the mushroom Sarcodon scabrosus and already reported to have anti-inflammatory activity, inhibited proliferation of HeLa cells to the greatest ...
Kitamura Akira - - 2009
Intravesical BCG immunotherapy is effective for preventing recurrence and progression in none muscle-invasive bladder cancer but the dosing schedule and duration of treatment remain empirical. The mechanisms by which intravesical BCG treatment mediates antitumor activity are currently poorly understood. HeLa cell infected with Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guérin(BCG) Tokyo which were ...
Geisler Iris - - 2009
Cell-penetrating peptides present an attractive and efficient tool for the delivery of a variety of cell impermeable cargoes across the cellular membrane. Cell-penetrating peptides usually consist of short basic peptide sequences that are internalized by a variety of cell lines. Most cell-penetrating peptides lack cell specificity, however, which greatly limits ...
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