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Stanevičienė, Inga
The aim of this study was to evaluate in vivo the effects of long-term exposure to cadmium ions (Cd2+) on cell death, mitotic activity and translational machinery of mouse liver cells. It was determined that after intraperitoneal injections of cadmium chloride solution (0.16 mg Cd2+ per 1 kg of body ...
Arthur Connie M CM The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, - - 2015
Cellular turnover represents a fundamental aspect of immunological homeostasis. While many factors appear to regulate leukocyte removal during inflammatory resolution, recent studies suggest that members of the galectin family play a unique role in orchestrating this process. Unlike cellular removal through apoptotic cell death, several members of the galectin family ...
Bi Chongwen C Institute of Medicinal Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College , Beijing 100050, - - 2014
New N-substituted sophoridinic acid/ester and sophoridinol derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their cytotoxic activity in human HepG2 hepatoma cells from the lead sophoridine (1). Among the newly synthesized compounds, sophoridinol 7i displayed a potential antiproliferative activity with an IC50 of 3.1 μM. Importantly, it exerted an almost equipotent effect ...
Xu Youtao Y Department of Thoracic Surgery, Nanjing Medical University Affiliated Cancer Hospital, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Molecular and Translational Cancer Research, Cancer Institute of Jiangsu Province, Baiziting 42, Nanjing, 210009, People's Republic of - - 2014
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the prevalent and deadly cancers worldwide, especially in Eastern Asia. The prognosis of ESCC remains poor; thus, it is still necessary to further dissect the underlying mechanisms and explore therapeutic targets of ESCC. Recent studies show that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have ...
Buranabunwong Nattaporn N Interdisciplinary Program of Pharmacology, Graduate School, Chulalongkorn University , Bangkok , Thailand - - 2014
Abstract Context: Glycosmis parva Craib (Rutaceae) is reported to have cytotoxic and anti-inflammatory activities by decreasing COX-2 expression. Objective: To investigate the effect of G. parva on human colorectal cancer cells expressing COX-2, HT-29 cells. Materials and methods: HT-29 cells were treated with ethyl acetate extract from the leaves of ...
Sampedro Javier J Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 16802, - - 2014
Expansins are wall-loosening proteins that promote extension of primary cell walls without hydrolysis of major structural components. Previously, proteins from the EXPA (α-expansin) family were found to loosen eudicot cell walls but to be less effective on grass cell walls, whereas the reverse pattern was found for EXPB (β-expansin) proteins ...
Tamaki Hiroki H Department of Immunology, Shimane University Faculty of Medicine, Shimane, Japan. Department of Pharmacy, Shimane University Hospital, Shimane, - - 2014
Docetaxel (DTX) is a useful chemotherapeutic drug for the treatment of hormone-refractory prostate cancer. However, emergence of DTX resistance has been a therapeutic hurdle. In this study, we investigated the effect of combining DTX with Bcl-2 family inhibitors using human prostate cancer cell lines (PC3, LNCaP, and DU145 cells). PC3 ...
Kogan E A EA V. I. Kulakov Research Center of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Perinatology, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow, - - 2014
We propose a new surgical approach to the treatment of familial colorectal adenomatous polyposis implying preservation of a portion of the rectum with removed mucosa. For reconstruction of the rectum, allotransplantation of the mixed culture of fetal allogenic somatic cells of the intestinal epithelium and mesenchymal cells of various origin ...
Leão Mariana M REQUIMTE, Laboratório de Microbiologia, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto, Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira n.° 164, 4050-313, Porto, - - 2014
In this work, the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae was used to individually study human p53, p63 (full length and truncated forms) and p73. Using this cell system, the effect of these proteins on cell proliferation and death, and the influence of MDM2 and MDMX on their activities was analysed. When expressed ...
Roy Anita A Biophysics and Structural Genomics Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 1/AF Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal, - - 2014
Cell division is the foundation to development and the regulation of cell cycle progression is therefore of paramount importance to the living organisms. Primary control of cell cycle is achieved by an array of cyclins and cyclin dependent kinases (CDKs). The functions of these cyclin-CDK complexes are again regulated by ...
Choi Soo-Im SI Department of Radiation Biology, Environmental Radiation Research Group, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Daedeok-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South Korea. Department of Radiation Biotechnology and Applied Radioisotope, Korea University of Science and Technology, Daedeok-daero, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, South - - 2014
Transmembrane 4 L six family member 4 (TM4SF4) is a member of the tetraspanin L6 domain family. Other members of this family, TM4SF1 (also known as L6-Ag) and TM4SF5, have been shown to be upregulated in multiple tumors and involved in epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and cell migration. However, unlike its homologs, ...
Suenaga Kaori K Department of Vascular Biology, Institute of Development, Aging, and Cancer, Tohoku University, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan; Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, - - 2014
Vasohibin-1 (VASH1) and vasohibin-2 (VASH2), the 2 members of the vasohibin family, have been identified as novel regulators of angiogenesis. VASH1 ceases angiogenesis, whereas VASH2 stimulates sprouting. Here we characterized their functional role in the placenta. Immunohistochemical analysis of human placental tissue clarified their distinctive localization; VASH1 in endothelial cells ...
Zhang Jingyu J Biodynamic Optical Imaging Center, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China. Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24060, - - 2014
The process of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is an essential type of cellular plasticity associated with a change from epithelial cells that function as a barrier consisting of a sheet of tightly connected cells to cells with properties of mesenchyme that are not attached to their neighbors and are highly motile. ...
Augustsson Per - - 2012
Circulating tumor cells (CTC) are shed in peripheral blood at advanced metastatic stages of solid cancers. Surface-marker-based detection of CTC predicts recurrence and survival in colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer. However, scarcity and variation in size, morphology, expression profile, and antigen exposure impairs reliable detection and characterization of CTC. We ...
Nordin Maria - - 2012
Concentrating cells is a frequently performed step in cell biological assays and medical diagnostics. The commonly used centrifuge exhibits limitations when dealing with rare cell events and small sample volumes. Here, we present an acoustophoresis microfluidic chip utilising ultrasound to concentrate particles and cells into a smaller volume. The method ...
Williams Karin - - 2012
The oncoprotein stathmin 1 (STMN1) is upregulated in most, if not all, cancers of epithelial cell origin; therefore STMN1 is considered a target for cancer therapy. However, its role during metastasis has not been investigated. Here, we report for the first time that STMN1 strongly inhibits metastatic behavior in both ...
Tsui Ke-Hung - - 2012
Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF15), a member of TGF-β superfamily, is associated with human cancer progress. We evaluated the role of GDF15 plays in tumorigenesis of prostate carcinoma PC-3 cells. Results from real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) revealed that expression of GDF15 was approximately 3-fold ...
Domińska Kamila - - 2012
Proliferation plays a critical role in tumor growth when cell migration is essential to invasion. The effect of Ang III and Ang II was evaluated on these important processes. Changes in the migration potential of prostate cancer cells were investigated using Wound Healing Test and a Transwell Migration Chamber with ...
Webb Siobhan L - - 2012
The type II transmembrane serine proteases (TTSPs) are a family of cell surface proteolytic enzymes contributing to a number of processes, such as tumour invasion and metastasis. Within the TTSPs, matriptase-2 is a relatively newly identified member and this protease has been shown to play a key role in cancer ...
Pérez-Martínez Francisco C - - 2012
We synthesized a non-viral delivery system (f-CNH3) for small interfering RNA (siRNA) by anchoring a fourth-generation polyamidoamine dendrimer (G4-PAMAM) to carbon nanohorns (CNHs). Using this new compound, we delivered a specific siRNA designed to knockdown cofilin-1, a key protein in the regulation of cellular cytoskeleton, to human prostate cancer (PCa) ...
Wen Amy M AM Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, - - 2012
The development of viral nanoparticles (VNP) displaying multiple copies of the buckyball (C(60)) and their photodynamic activity is described. VNP-C(60) conjugates were assembled using click chemistry. Cell uptake and cell killing using white light therapy and a prostate cancer cell line is demonstrated.
Fiaschi Tania - - 2012
Cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs) engage in tumor progression by promoting the ability of cancer cells to undergo epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and also by enhancing stem cells traits and metastatic dissemination. Here we show that the reciprocal interplay between CAFs and prostate cancer (PCa) cells goes beyond the engagement of EMT ...
Ray Rupa - - 2012
GRP78, a molecular chaperone with critical endoplasmic reticulum functions, is aberrantly expressed on the surface of cancer cells, including prostate and melanoma. Here it functions as a pro-proliferative and anti-apoptotic signaling receptor via NH(2)-terminal domain ligation. Auto-antibodies to this domain may appear in cancer patient serum where they are a ...
Gao Yin Y Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. - - 2012
Altered glycosylation is a universal feature of cancer cells and altered glycans can help cancer cells escape immune surveillance, facilitate tumor invasion, and increase malignancy. The goal of this study was to identify specific glycoenzymes, which could distinguish prostate cancer cells from normal prostatic cells. We investigated enzymatic activities and ...
Vo BaoHan T BT Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA 30314, - - 2012
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) signaling pathways contain both tumor suppressor and tumor promoting activities. We have demonstrated that Nodal, another member of the TGF-β superfamily, and its receptors are expressed in prostate cancer cells. Nodal and TGF-β exerted similar biological effects on prostate cells; both inhibited proliferation in WPE, RWPE1 ...
Windus Louisa C E - - 2012
Here we report that Prostate Cancer (PCa) cell-lines DU145, PC3, LNCaP and RWPE-1 grown in 3D matrices in contrast to conventional 2D monolayers, display distinct differences in cell morphology, proliferation and expression of important biomarker proteins associated with cancer progression. Consistent with in vivo growth rates, in 3D cultures, all ...
Kanwal Rajnee R Department of Urology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, - - 2014
The pi-class glutathione S-transferase (GSTP1) actively protect cells from carcinogens and electrophilic compounds. Loss of GSTP1 expression via promoter hypermethylation is the most common epigenetic alteration observed in human prostate cancer. Silencing of GSTP1 can increase generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and DNA damage in cells. In this study ...
Ligr Martin - - 2012
The GR gene produces GRα and GRβ isoforms by alternative splicing of a C-terminal exon. GRα binds glucocorticoids, modulates transcription in a glucocorticoid dependent manner and has a growth inhibitory role in prostate cells. Due to this role glucocorticoids are often used to treat androgen independent prostate cancer. In contrast, ...
Ren Shuai - - 2012
PURPOSE: The cucurbitacins are a class of triterpenoid molecules that possess cytotoxic characteristics for plant defense against herbivore feeding. 23,24-dihydrocucurbitacin F (DHCF), a derivative of the cucurbitacin family, has been isolated as an active component from the root of Hemsleya amabilis (Cucurbitaceae), an ancient Chinese remedy for bacillary dysentery, gastroenteritis, ...
Kozakai N - - 2012
Inducible activation of nuclear factor (NF)-κB is one of the principal mechanisms through which resistant prostate cancer cells are protected from radiotherapy. We hypothesised that inactivation of inducible NF-κB with a novel NF-κB inhibitor, DHMEQ, would increase the therapeutic effects of radiotherapy. PC-3 and LNCaP cells were exposed to irradiation ...
Ezponda T T Division of Hematology/Oncology, Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, - - 2013
Epigenetic deregulation of gene expression has a role in the initiation and progression of prostate cancer (PCa). The histone methyltransferase MMSET/WHSC1 (Multiple Myeloma SET domain) is overexpressed in a number of metastatic tumors, but its mechanism of action has not been defined. In this work, we found that PCa cell ...
Schilling David - - 2012
The loss of single cells from a tumour cell cluster marks an early event in the metastatic process of cancer progression. Although the metastatic cascade in prostate cancer is yet to be fully understood, monitoring circulating tumour cells (CTCs) and quantifying the load of tumour cell dissemination is currently being ...
Shaaban Khaled A - - 2012
Streptomyces sp. KY40-1, a strain isolated from the Kentucky Appalachian foothills, is the producer of moromycins A (18) and B (19). Further investigations of this strain led to the isolation and structure elucidation of the five new saquayamycins G-K (1-5), along with known compounds. Two of the new compounds bear ...
Lee Yi-Pang - - 2012
Eleven derivatives from Antrodia camphorata were isolated in order to evaluate their selective cytotoxicity toward 14 types of human cancer cell and two non-transformed cell types. Among these triterpenoids, methyl antcinate A (MAA) exhibited the most potent spectrum of anticancer effects in KB cells, four different oral cancer cell lines ...
Kouloura Eirini - - 2012
Three new acetophenone dimers or Acronychia-type acetophenones, acropyrone (1), acropyranol A (2), and acropyranol B (3), were isolated from the trunk bark of Acronychia pedunculata and structurally characterized, together with four known acetophenone dimers, acrovestone (4), acrovestenol (5), acrofolione A (6), and acrofolione B (7), the acetophenone monomer acronyline (8), ...
Rojnik Matija - - 2012
Cathepsin H is a unique member of the cysteine cathepsins that acts primarily as an aminopeptidase. Like other cysteine cathepsins, it is synthesized as an inactive precursor and activated by proteolytic removal of its propeptide. Here we demonstrate that, in human cells, the processing of the propeptide is an autocatalytic, ...
Shrotriya Sangeeta S Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Colorado, Aurora, CO 80045, - - 2012
The major obstacles in human prostate cancer (PCA) treatment are the development of resistance to androgen ablation therapy leading to hormone-refractory state and the toxicity associated with chemotherapeutic drugs. Thus, the identification of additional non-toxic agents that are effective against both androgen-dependent and androgen-independent PCA is needed. In the present ...
Ye Lin - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Psoriasin, also known as S100A7 and first identified as a protein highly expressed in psoriatic lesions, is a calcium binding protein that has been indicated in various malignancies. The current study aimed to examine the implication of psoriasin in prostate cancer (CaP), particularly its impact on functions of CaP ...
Bronk L - - 2012
Purpose: To locally increase the relative biological effectives (RBE) of proton therapy by introducing phage-targeted-gold-nanoscaffolds into cancer cells. Methods: Prostate-cancer cells were treated with a ligand-directed nanoscaffold, a non-targeted nanoscaffold, gold nanoparticles or no treatment. After incubating, the cells were irradiated in a clinical 160MeV proton beam to doses of ...
Yang Wuxiao - - 2012
Over-expression of CD151 was found to be associated with metastasis and poor prognosis of prostatic carcinoma. This study was designed to examine the mechanism by which CD151 promotes the proliferation and migration of prostatic cancer cells. The pAAV-CD151, pAAV-GFP and pAAV-CD151-AAA mutant plasmids were constructed and used to transiently transfect ...
Yu Wenjuan - - 2012
Phosphoprotein associated with glycosphingolipid microdomains 1 (PAG) is an important negative regulator of immune signaling in T lymphocytes. However, newly emerging evidence has indicated that PAG may play important roles in tumor cells. Our previously reported cDNA microarray experiments identified PAG as a gene down-regulated in the high metastatic potential ...
Wiczk Aleksandra - - 2012
Sulforaphane (SFN) is a compound derived from cruciferous plants. Its anticancer properties have been demonstrated both, in cancer cell lines as well as tumors in animal models. It has been shown that SFN inhibits cell proliferation, induces apoptosis, autophagy, and sensitizes cancer cells to therapies. As induction of catabolic processes ...
Schneider Carolin C - - 2012
A series of novel CK2 inhibitors, tetrahalogenated benzimidazoles carrying an aminoalkylamino group at position 2, has been prepared by nucleophilic substitution of the respective 2,4,5,6,7-pentabromobenzimidazoles and 2-bromo-4,5,6,7-tetraiodobenzimidazoles. The new derivatives as well as some previously obtained tetrahalogenobenzimidazoles, including 4,5,6,7-tetrabromobenzimidazole (TBI) and 4,5,6,7-tetraiodobenzimidazole (TIBI), were evaluated for activity against the hormone-sensitive ...
Colquhoun A J - - 2012
Background:Prostate cancer incidence and mortality vary dramatically by geographical location. Both are higher in developed countries. Some attribute this to westernized lifestyles of high-energy diets and limited physical activity with consequent obesity. Obesity and obesity-related diseases like diabetes cause hyperinsulinaemia, which upregulates pro-survival cell signalling. Previous work revealed diet-induced hyperinsulinaemia ...
Liu Ranlu - - 2012
RNA interference (RNAi) has been widely used to silence specific genes. However, RNAi may also cause off-target silencing and elicit non-specific side effects. To achieve cell-specific gene silencing, a cell-selective promoter has to be used to drive RNAi expression. Furthermore, different terminators of cell-selective promoters may cause different silencing efficacies. ...
De Petrocellis Luciano - - 2012
Background. Cannabinoid receptor activation induces prostate carcinoma cell (PCC) apoptosis, but plant cannabinoids other than Δ(9) -tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which lack strong activity at cannabinoid receptors, have not been investigated. Some of these compounds antagonize transient receptor potential melastatin type-8 (TRPM8) channels, the expression of which is necessary for androgen receptor ...
Golovine Konstantin V KV Department of Surgical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, - - 2013
Androgen receptor (AR) signaling is regarded as the driving force in prostate carcinogenesis, and its modulation represents a logical target for prostate cancer (PC) prevention and treatment. Natural products are the most consistent source of small molecules for drug development. In this study, we investigate the functional impact of piperlongumine ...
Grubisha Melanie J MJ Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, - - 2012
The tumor microenvironment plays a critical role in supporting cancer cells particularly as they disengage from limitations on their growth and motility imposed by surrounding nonreactive stromal cells. We show here that stromal-derived androgenic precursors are metabolized by DU145 human prostate cancer (PCa) cells to generate ligands for estrogen receptor-β, ...
Shi Qian - - 2012
In our continuing study of curcumin analogs as potential anti-prostate cancer drug candidates, 15 new curcumin analogs were designed, synthesized and evaluated for cytotoxicity against two human prostate cancer cell lines, androgen-dependent LNCaP and androgen-independent PC-3. Twelve analogs (5-12, 15, 16, 19, and 20) are conjugates of curcumin (1) or ...
Yamazaki Hiroyuki - - 2012
The extract of an Indonesian marine sponge Haliclona sp. showed potent cytotoxicity against human solid cancer cell lines, MCF-7 (breast), LNCap (prostate), Caco-2 (colon) and HCT-15 (colon) cells. Study on nuclear morphological changes and flow cytometric analysis suggested that the component(s) in the extract would induce an apoptosis to these ...
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