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Park Giljun - - 2009
Cellular transformation is the first step in cancer development. Two features of cellular transformation are proliferation in reduced serum and loss of contact inhibition. Electronic Cell-Substrate Impedance Sensing (ECIS) measurements have been used to measure cellular proliferation, cytotoxicity, apoptosis, and attachment. We have used impedance measurements to distinguish normal cells ...
Natalishvili Natalia - - 2009
Insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R) is important for transformation of cells with cellular and viral oncogenes. This knowledge is mainly based on experiments on IGF-1R knockout mouse fibroblasts, which mostly are unable to transform after introduction of various oncogenes. Recently, we observed two variants of R- cells, one of ...
Loret Suzanne - - 2009
In the present study we developed an enzymatic approach (through the use of collagenase and dispase) to isolate bovine intestinal epithelial cells. Using this method, freshly isolated jejunocytes could be distinguished from simultaneously isolated colonocytes, as the jejunocytes specifically exhibited the small intestinal peptidase gene transcript, as well as an ...
Nocarova Eva - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Phenotypic characterization of transgenic cell lines, frequently used in plant biology studies, is complicated because transgene expression in individual cells is often heterogeneous and unstable. To identify the sources and to reduce this heterogeneity, we transformed tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) BY-2 cells with a gene encoding green fluorescent protein ...
Navaratnam Dhasakumar S - - 2009
We describe a protocol to screen for protein-protein interactions using the Gal-4 based yeast two-hybrid system. In this protocol, we describe serial transformation of bait into an already constructed cDNA library in yeast AH109 cells. We find this method to gives the most number of true interactions. Where a pre-made ...
Staršíchová Andrea - - 2009
The plasticity of differentiated adult cells could have a great therapeutic potential, but at the same time, it is characteristic of progression of serious pathological states such as cancer and fibrosis. In this study, we report on the application of a real-time noninvasive system for dynamic monitoring of cellular plasticity. ...
Wang Qian - - 2009
BMI-1 (B-cell-specific Moloney murine leukemia virus integration site 1), a novel oncogene, has attracted much attention in recent years for its involvement in the initiation of a variety of tumors. Recent evidence showed that BMI-1 was highly expressed in neoplastic skin lesions. However, whether dysregulated BMI-1 expression is causal for ...
Ayollo Dmitry V - - 2009
E-cadherin-mediated cell-cell adhesion, which is essential for the maintenance of the architecture and integrity of epithelial tissues, is often lost during carcinoma progression. To better understand the nature of alterations of cell-cell interactions at the early stages of neoplastic evolution of epithelial cells, we examined the line of nontransformed IAR-2 ...
Wang Xia - - 2009
The extracellular signal-regulated kinase/mitogen-activated protein kinase (ERK-MAPK) is critical in human malignancies. It remained to be established whether DNA methyltransferases (Dnmt) and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) involved in DNA methylation during RAF-transformed cell proliferation. The plasmid of constitutively active RAF was used to transfect gastric cell GES-1 and cancer ...
Sagiv Idit I Zetiq Technologies LTD, Paz Tower 1, 7th floor, 5-7 Shoham St.,Ramat Gan 52521, - - 2009
Advanced diagnostic tools stand today at the heart of successful cancer treatment. CellDetect(R) is a new histochemical staining technology that enables color discrimination between normal cells and a wide variety of neoplastic tissues. Using this technology, normal cells are colored blue/green, while neoplastic cells color red. This tinctorial difference coincides ...
Li, Gang
The action of all-trans-retinoic acid (PA), which is currently being tested as a chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic agent, was studied on bovine papillomavirus (BPV)-l DNA mediated transformation of mouse Cl27 cells. BPV-1 DNA-transformed cell lines B3 and BF3 were exposed to 5 pM of PA for 10 weeks. The copy number ...
Ellis Dorette Z - - 2009
PURPOSE: Nitric oxide (NO) increases the rate at which aqueous humor exits the eye; however, the involvement of soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) is unknown. This study investigated the role of sGC in mediating the NO-induced increases in outflow facility. METHODS: Outflow facility was measured in porcine eyes using the anterior ...
Yudina Yulyana - - 2008
In this study the mRNA and protein levels of the key enzymes involved in eicosanoid biosynthesis and the cysteinyl leukotriene receptors (CysLT1R and CysLT2R) have been analysed in non-transformed intestinal epithelial and colon cancer cell lines. Our results revealed that tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), and leukotriene D4 (LTD4), which ...
Bafna Sangeeta - - 2008
Numerous studies have established the association of MUC4 with the progression of cancer and metastasis. An aberrant expression of MUC4 is reported in precancerous lesions, indicating its early involvement in the disease process; however, its precise role in cellular transformation has not been explored. MUC4 contains many unique domains and ...
Jiang Yiguo - - 2009
Anti-benzo[a]pyrene-7,8-diol-9,10-epoxide (anti-BPDE) is a metabolite of benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) and acts as a potent mutagen in mammalian systems. However, the molecular mechanisms related to anti-BPDE-induced carcinogenesis are poorly understood. We have used malignant human bronchial epithelial cells (16HBE-T) transformed by exposure to anti-BPDE to help characterize these possible molecular mechanisms. We ...
Clauce-Coupel Hélène - - 2008
The role of plant vitronectin-like protein (Vn) in Agrobacterium-host plant interactions and receptor-specific bacterial attachment is unclear and still open to debate. Using a well-established Agrobacterium-mediated Arabidopsis transformation system, the marker gene beta-glucuronidase (GUS) of Escherichia coli, and biochemical and cytological methods, such as ELISA tests, immunoblots, immunolocalization, and functional ...
Du Wei - - 2008
In cultured mammalian cells, both normal and transformed, cell-cell contact was shown to alter the detergent extractability of nuclear and plasma membranes detected using immunocytochemistry of fixed cells. This alteration occurred in each cell individually, occurred in less than 1 hour after altered cell-cell contact, and did not involve new ...
Wang Shujing - - 2008
Caveolin-1 is a major structural protein of caveolae and plays important roles in signal transduction, cellular transformation and tumor metastasis. Our previous study demonstrated that caveolin-1 expression level was positively correlated with the invasive ability of mouse hepatoma Hepa1-6 and Hca-F cells. However, the role of caveolin-1 in cellular transformation ...
Kharas Michael G - - 2008
Some cases of pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (pre-B-ALL) are caused by the Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome-encoded BCR-ABL oncogene, and these tend to have a poor prognosis. Inhibitors of the PI3K/AKT pathway reduce BCR-ABL-mediated transformation in vitro; however, the specific PI3K isoforms involved are poorly defined. Using a murine model of ...
Attoub Samir - - 2008
The involvement of phosphoinositide 3-kinases class IA (PI3K-alpha and -beta) in cancer cell proliferation, survival, motility, and invasiveness is now well established. However, the possible contribution of the class IB PI3Kgamma in cancer cell transformation remains to be explored. In this study, we have stably transfected the PI3Kgamma-deficient human colon ...
Pang Yaqin - - 2008
To develop human cell models for assessing the carcinogenic potential of chemicals, we established transgenic human cell lines and tested the sensitivity of known carcinogens using a cell transformation assay. A retroviral vector encoding an oncogenic allele of H-Ras (HBER) or c-Myc (HBEM) was introduced into human bronchial epithelial cells ...
Feng Mingqian - - 2008
Conventionally, filamentous fungi are transformed by using conidia or protoplasts as recipients. However, induction of sporulation is difficult in some fungi, and protoplasting is an awing, frequently frustrating, and batch-dependent work. In this study, we established a simple and convenient method to prepare single cells from mycelia without enzymatic protoplasting. ...
Kharitonova Margarita A - - 2008
Control of cell dimensions is an important but poorly understood aspect of morphogenesis. In this review, our primary focus is on control of cell length in different types of cells and cytoskeletal regulation of this parameter. Cell length is not a constant characteristic of certain cell type but of cells ...
Swaney James S - - 2008
Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a pleiotropic lysolipid that has recently been implicated in the regulation of tissue fibrosis. However, the fibrogenic potential of S1P in the eye has not previously been investigated. In the current study, we evaluated cells from the anterior and posterior segments of the eye for the presence ...
Chen Ping - - 2008
The effects of Li(+) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) on the genetic transformation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae were investigated by using fluorescence microscopy (FM) to visualize the binding of plasmid DNA labeled with YOYO-1 to the surface of yeast cells, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) to image the ...
Pi Jingbo - - 2008
Arsenic is a well-known human skin carcinogen but the underlying mechanisms of carcinogenesis are unclear. Transcription factor Nrf2-mediated antioxidant response represents a critical cellular defense mechanism, and emerging data suggest that constitutive activation of Nrf2 contributes to malignant phenotype. In the present study when an immortalized, nontumorigenic human keratinocyte cell ...
Ballarò Benedetto - - 2008
This work describes an automatic method for discrimination in microphotographs between normal and pathological human megakaryocytes and between two kinds of disorders of these cells. A segmentation procedure has been developed, mainly based on mathematical morphology and wavelet transform, to isolate the cells. The features of each megakaryocyte (e.g. area, ...
Suchomelová-Masková Petra - - 2008
In plants, the G2/M control of cell cycle remains an elusive issue as doubts persist about activatory dephosphorylation--in other eukaryotes provided by CDC25 phosphatase and serving as a final all-or-nothing mitosis regulator. We report on the effects of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L., cv. Samsun) transformation with fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe) ...
Rubin Harry - - 2008
Separation of chemical and physical carcinogenesis into the stages of initiation (mutation) and promotion (selection) established that incipient neoplastic cells could persist in the organism indefinitely without expression. Spontaneous mutations associated with cancer also lie dormant in untreated normal tissue. Without selection, there is no tumor development. Experiments in cell ...
Song Hyunkeun - - 2008
B7-H4 has an inhibitory effect on immune responses via the down-regulation of T cell-mediated immunity, but how the engagement of B7-H4 molecules by counter molecules affects the signaling mechanism of the B7-H4-expressing cells is poorly defined. In this study, we found that B7-H4 expression was enhanced on B cells infected ...
Townsend Todd A - - 2008
Valvular heart disease due to congenital abnormalities or pathology is a major cause of mortality and morbidity. Understanding the cellular processes and molecules that regulate valve formation and remodeling is required to develop effective therapies. In the developing heart, epithelial-mesenchymal transformation (EMT) in a subpopulation of endocardial cells in the ...
Jacobsson Mårten - - 2008
A xylosylated carborane was synthesized by standard carbohydrate methodology and tested on normal HFL-1 cells as well as transformed T24 cells. The xylosylated carborane initiated glycosaminoglycan (GAG) synthesis in both cell lines and treatment with the carborane gave a pronounced translocation of proteoglycans to the nuclei of T24 cells. However, ...
Zottini Michela - - 2008
Agrobacterium-mediated transient assays for the analysis of gene function are used as alternatives to genetic complementation and stable plant transformation. Although such assays are routinely performed in several plant species, they have not yet been successfully applied to grapevines. We explored genetic background diversity of grapevine cultivars and performed agroinfiltration ...
Ke Xi-Song - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been connected with cancer progression in vivo and the generation of more aggressive cancer cell lines in vitro. EMT has been induced in prostate cancer cell lines, but has previously not been shown in primary prostate cells. The role of EMT in malignant ...
Radulovich Nikolina - - 2008
Mutations on the KRAS gene occur early during pancreatic duct cell carcinogenesis and have been identified in up to 90% of ductal adenocarcinoma. However, the functional role of KRAS mutations in the malignant transformation of normal pancreatic duct epithelial cells into cancer cells remains unknown. We have developed an in ...
Geiger Tamar - - 2008
During the evolution of epithelial cancers, cells often lose their characteristic features and acquire a mesenchymal phenotype, in a process known as epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). In the present study we followed early stages of keratinocyte transformation by HPV16, and observed diverse cellular changes, associated with EMT. We compared primary keratinocytes ...
Wu Yonnie - - 2008
Mammalian cells transform into individual tubular straw cells naturally in tissues and in response to desiccation related stress in vitro. The transformation event is characterized by a dramatic cellular deformation process which includes: condensation of certain cellular materials into a much smaller tubular structure, synthesis of a tubular wall and ...
Rubio Daniel - - 2008
We previously reported the in vitro spontaneous transformation of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) generating a population with tumorigenic potential, that we termed transformed mesenchymal cells (TMC). Here we have characterized the molecular changes associated with TMC generation. Using microarrays techniques we identified a set of altered pathways and a ...
Wen Gengyun - - 2008
Human small airway epithelial cells (SAECs) previously immortalized with human telomerase reverse transcriptase (h-TERT) were continuously treated with sodium arsenite at a dose of 0.5 microg/mL in culture for up to 6 months. Arsenic-treated cells progressively displayed an increase in transformed phenotype including enhanced growth saturation density, plating efficiency, and ...
Pan, Deng
Ski and SnoN are members of Ski oncoprotein family. Overexpression of Ski or SnoN can induce transformation of chicken embryonic fibroblast. Ski/SnoN is recently identified as a repressor of TGF signaling pathway which is an important tumor suppression pathway at the early stage of tumorigenesis. Higher level of Ski/SnoN is ...
Huang Yong - - 2007
The estrogen dependence of breast cancer has long been recognized; however, the role of 17beta-estradiol (E(2)) in cancer initiation was not known until we showed that it induces complete neoplastic transformation of the human breast epithelial cells MCF-10F. E(2) treatment of MCF-10F cells progressively induced high colony efficiency and loss ...
Arroyo Jason D - - 2008
Inhibition of the protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) family of serine-threonine phosphatases contributes to human cell transformation. Depletion of PP2A complexes containing the PP2A B56gamma regulatory subunit in immortalized human cells induces cell transformation in vitro. To examine the function of PP2A B56gamma complexes, we applied tandem affinity purification and mass ...
Zhao Zhe - - 2008
Thymidylate synthase (TS), an essential enzyme in DNA synthesis and repair, plays a key role in the events of cell cycle regulation and tumor formation. Here, an investigation was presented about subcellular location and biological function of viral TS from lymphocystis disease virus from China (LCDV-C) in fish cells. Fluorescence ...
Endo Satoshi - - 2008
The Zinnia elegans cell culture system is a robust and physiologically relevant in vitro system for the study of xylem formation. Freshly isolated mesophyll cells of Zinnia can be hormonally induced to semisynchronously transdifferentiate into tracheary elements (TEs). Although the system has proven to be valuable, its utility is diminished ...
Joubert, Annie
Chelidonine, a tertiary hexahydro-benzophenanthridine alkaloid is an inhibitor of tubulin polymerisation and has been revealed to arrest cells in G2/M. Since enhanced tyrosine kinase (TK) activity is linked to the transition from normal to the immortal malignant phenotype, the effect of 10 mM chelidonine was evaluated on TK activity in ...
Agrawal S - - 2008
Pim2 is a serine/threonine kinase expressed at high levels in several malignancies including acute leukemia. Pim2 protein is induced by oncogenic Fms-like tyrosine kinase-3 (Flt3)-internal tandem duplications (ITD), but not by Flt3 wild-type receptor (Flt3-Wt) in response to Flt3 ligand (FL). Here we show that Pim2 can complement Flt3-Wt signaling ...
Naryzhny Stanislav N - - 2007
In order to clarify the status of PCNA in normal and transformed cells, we performed analysis of this protein by 2D-PAGE, Western blot and mass spectrometry. All the cell lines examined contained the major PCNA form (pI 4.57/30kDa), that is not post-translationally modified. In addition to the major form, two ...
Nishioka Motomu - - 2007
Transformation phenomena occurring under conditions mimicking the biofilm environment were investigated using Escherichia coli IM302 (as DNA recipient cells) and Providencia sp. WW2 (as surrounding cells in the biofilm model). In the case of planktonic IM302 cells kept at 25 degrees C, the transformation took place exclusively in the absence ...
Huang Chin-Ching - - 2008
The cellular RACK1 was shown in association with Abl in BALB/3T3 cells transfected with S-ras(Q(61)K) by immunoprecipitation. An identical finding was demonstrated with cells transfected with the embryonic E-ras, but not in cells without transformation. The Abl-RACK1 of transformed cells as resolvable with Triton X-114 was found with little affinity ...
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