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Weng Chien-Hui - - 2011
Nucleophosmin (NPM/B23) is a nucleolar phosphoprotein involved in cellular response to many different stimuli. Herein, we studied the molecular mechanism of NPM/B23 induction by curcumin, a natural AP-1 inhibitor with antitumor properties. Exposure to 5-30 μM curcumin significantly and dose-dependently increased the level of NPM/B23 in non-transformed NIH 3T3 cells ...
Mascolo Maria Grazia - - 2010
The prediction of the carcinogenic risk for humans is mostly based on animal experiments. For the last 20 years, however, the scientific community has paid great attention to alternative strategies in compliance with common moral and ethical values. The new European chemical regulation REACH (Reg. EC 1907/2006) requires the performance ...
S?omnicki Lukasz P - - 2010
S100A6 (calcyclin) is a calcium binding protein with two EF-hand structures expressed mostly in fibroblasts and epithelial cells. We have established a NIH 3T3 fibroblast cell line stably transfected with siRNA against S100A6 to examine the effect of S100A6 deficiency on non-transformed cell physiology. We found that NIH 3T3 fibroblasts ...
Wu Kang - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To study the human myxovirus resistant protein A (MxA), a specifically induced peptide by interferon I, and to use its level as a diagnostic criterion for viral infections. METHODS: Anti-MxA antisera from immunized mice were prepared with the expressed MxA protein of pET32a-MxA in E. coli BL-21(DE3). To confirm ...
Imami Koshi - - 2010
The use of dialyzed serum is essential in the application of the conventional stable isotope labeling by amino acids in cell culture (SILAC) approach to achieve complete labeling of proteins for quantitative proteomics. Here, we first evaluated the impact of dialyzed serum on the proteome and phosphoproteome of hormone-sensitive breast ...
Hoshino Makiko - - 2010
PURPOSE: We report here, our experience of seven patients with epithelioid sarcomas and their serum CA 125 levels, as well as the results of an in vitro and in vivo study of CA 125 expression in epithelioid sarcoma cells and xenografts using three epithelioid sarcoma cell lines. METHODS: In the ...
Lee Mee-Hyun - - 2009
The eukaryotic elongation factor 1A2 (eEF1A2) is known to retain oncogenic potential and is recognized as a novel target for cancer prevention and therapy. Resveratrol (trans-3,4',5-trihydroxystilbene), a phytoalexin present in grapes, has been reported to possess chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic activities. In the present study, we examined the growth-inhibitory effects of ...
Silberberg Yaron R - - 2009
Retinol and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) have previously been shown to have an important role in gene expression and various cellular processes, including differentiation, proliferation and cell death. In this study we have investigated the effect of retinol and CLA, both individually and in combination, on the intracellular cytoskeleton, focal ...
Bhrigu Vipul - - 2009
Adeno-associated virus (AAV-2) replicates to high titers when host cells are coinfected with a helper virus. Here we analyzed the coinfection of AAV-2 and mouse adenovirus (MAV-1) in murine fibroblasts. We observed that AAV-2/MAV-1 coinfected NIH 3T3 cells produced approximately 10-40-fold less AAV-2 DNAse resistant particles than Hela cells. Levels ...
Higa Kazunari - - 2009
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the role of N-cadherin (N-cad) in maintaining the progenitor status of primary human limbal epithelial cells in vitro. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry and immunoelectron microscopy against N-cad was performed in human limbal tissue. The expression of N-cad, cytokeratin (K) 12, and K14 was also observed in primary cultured limbal ...
de Barros F R O - - 2010
Nuclear transfer of domestic cat can be used as a tool to develop reproductive biotechnologies in wild felids. The importance of cell cycle phase during the nuclear transfer has been a matter of debate since the first mammalian clone was produced. The cell cycle phase of donor cells interferes on ...
Pan Hsu-An - - 2009
Micro-structures that mimic the extracellular substratum promote cell growth and differentiation, while the cellular reaction to a nanostructure is poorly defined. To evaluate the cellular response to a nanoscaled surface, NIH 3T3 cells were grown on nanodot arrays with dot diameters ranging from 10 to 200 nm. The nanodot arrays ...
Zhao Jin - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Renal injury is a severe and extremely common complication that occurs early in neonates with asphyxia. Reperfusion injury has been suggested as the cause of kidney damage during resuscitation of neonatal asphyxia. Previous studies have demonstrated that postasphyxial serum from neonates with asphyxia may result in apoptosis of renal ...
Kwon Young Jik - - 2008
Retroviral vectors are powerful tools for gene therapy and stem cell engineering. To improve efficiency of retroviral gene delivery, quantitative understanding of interactions of a retroviral vector and a cell is crucial. Effects of nonspecific adsorption of retrovirus on a cell via proteoglycans and receptor-mediated binding of retrovirus to a ...
Spadaro Francesca - - 2008
Elucidation of the mechanisms responsible for aberrant phosphatidylcholine (PC) metabolism in cancer cells may allow identification of novel biomarkers of tumor progression and design of new targeted anticancer therapies. We recently reported up-regulation of PC-specific phospholipases in epithelial ovarian cancer cells (EOC) compared with nontumoral (normal or immortalized) counterparts (EONT). ...
Jaluria Pratik - - 2008
Animal-derived serum is an essential media supplement for mammalian cells in cell culture. For a number of reasons including cost, regulatory concerns, lot inconsistency, potential contamination with adventitious agents, and down-stream processing it is desirable to eliminate the use of serum. Existing protocols designed to adapt cells to serum-free media ...
Yoon Kwiyeom - - 2008
We recently demonstrated that the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) helps maintenance of cell survival by regulating glycogen synthase kinase 3beta (GSK3beta) activity during TNF signaling. However, the molecular linkage between TRAF6 and GSK3beta signaling is unknown. Herein, we showed that TRAF6 positively regulated cell survival by ...
Nishimura Noriyuki - - 2008
Rab3 subfamily small G proteins (Rab3A, Rab3B, Rab3C, and Rab3D) control the regulated exocytosis in neuronal/secretory cells. Rab3B is also detected and upregulated in non-neuronal/non-secretory cells, whereas its function remains elusive. In the present study, we identified growth-arrest-specific gene 8 (Gas8), an evolutionally conserved microtubule-binding protein that is upregulated in ...
Cha Jiyoung Y - - 2008
We identified the IIIb C2 epithelial cell-specific splice variant of fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2 IIIb C2) receptor tyrosine kinase in a screen for activated oncogenes expressed in T-47D human breast carcinoma cells. We found FGFR2 IIIb C2 expression in breast carcinoma cell lines and, additionally, expression of the ...
Nel-Themaat Liesl - - 2008
Although epithelial-like somatic cells have been previously isolated from semen, cell proliferation rates were low. Culture of whole semen samples resulted in loss of potentially valuable spermatozoa. The aims of the present study were to: (1) isolate somatic cells from semen, while preserving sperm viability, and (2) optimize in vitro ...
Tzvetkova-Chevolleau Tzvetelina - - 2008
Cell adhesion and migration are strongly influenced by extracellular matrix (ECM) architecture and rigidity, but little is known about the concomitant influence of such environmental signals to cell responses, especially when considering cells of similar origin and morphology, but exhibiting a normal or cancerous phenotype. Using micropatterned polydimethylsiloxane substrates (PDMS) ...
Boraldi Federica - - 2008
The effect of serum deprivation on proliferating cells is well known, in contrast its role on primary cell cultures, at confluence, has not been deeply investigated. Therefore, in order to explore the response of quiescent cells to serum deprivation, ubiquitous mesenchymal cells, as normal human dermal fibroblasts, were grown, for ...
ZHANG, jing
The control of phosphatidylinositol 3, 4, 5-trisphosphate [PtdIns(3,4,5)P3] level depends on the activities of both PI kinase and PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 phosphatases: 5-phosphatase like SHIP1 and SHIP2, and 3-phosphatase like PTEN. The ubiquitous SH2 domain containing inositol 5-phosphatase SHIP2 contains both a series of protein interacting domains and the ability to dephosphorylate ...
Lukinovic-Skudar Vesna - - 2007
Phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C (PI-PLC) is activated in cell nuclei during the cell cycle progression. We have previously demonstrated two peaks of an increase in the nuclear PI-PLC activities in nocodazole-synchronized HL-60 cells. In this study, the activity of nuclear PI-PLC was investigated in serum-stimulated HL-60 cells. In serum-starved HL-60 cells, ...
Arsenyan Pavel - - 2007
Synthesis and cytotoxic activity of a series of 4-methyl-1,2,3-selenadiazole-5-carboxylic acid amides on human fibrosarcoma HT-1080, mouse hepatoma MG-22A, and mouse fibroblasts 3T3 cell lines are described. The correlation between compound LD(50) and 3T3 fibroblast cell line morphology was shown. In vivo evaluation of amides on mouse sarcoma S-180 confirms high ...
Gaggioli Vincent - - 2007
The role of the NADPH oxidase homolog 1 (Nox1) in plasma membrane H(+) conductance and cellular H(+) production was investigated in 3T3 cells stably expressing Nox1 (Nox1 3T3) compared to vector-expressing control cells (mock 3T3). In whole cell patch clamp experiments both Nox1 and mock 3T3 expressed a similar H(+) ...
Huang George T-J - - 2006
Recent characterization of human dental pulp stem cells has shed new light on the understanding of the odontoblastic lineage. The purpose of the study was to characterize human adult dental pulp cells isolated and cultured in vitro and to examine the cell differentiation potential grown on dentin. We observed that ...
Vukmirica Jelena - - 2006
The small GTP-binding protein Rab4 has been involved in the recycling of alphavbeta3 integrins in response to platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) stimulation suggesting a role for Rab4 in cell adhesion and migration. In this study, we explored the role of Rabip4 and Rabip4', two Rab4 effector proteins, in migration of ...
Zhang Wei - - 2007
Resveratrol (Res) has been reported to inhibit tumor initiation, promotion, and progression in a variety of cell culture systems depending on the specific cell type and cellular environment. In the present study, we determined the effect of Res on the cell growth and apoptosis of rat glioma C6 cell line ...
Lefloch François - - 2006
The necessity to perform serum-free cultures to produce recombinant glycoproteins generally requires an adaptation procedure of the cell line to new environmental conditions, which may therefore induce quantitative and qualitative effects on the product, particularly on its glycosylation. In previous studies, desialylation of EPO produced by CHO cells was shown ...
Yu Richard - - 2006
Our purpose was to determine the effects of six cigarette toxicants (pyridine, nicotine, 2-ethylpyridine, 3-ethylpyridine, p-cresol, and pyrazine) on three types of cultured mammalian cells (human umbilical vein endothelial cells [HUVECs], human microvascular endothelial cells [HMVECs], and NIH 3T3 cells) using a cell proliferation/survival assay. Synchronized cells were cultured in ...
Kuppens Kelly - - 2006
The metallothionein (MT) expression was studied in the hematopoietic precursor cell line K-562, after serum deprivation and reconstitution of the cells in medium with 10% (v/v) FCS. Serum deprivation for 72 h markedly downregulated the MT mRNA expression, only the isoforms most abundant in normal K-562 cells were clearly detectable. ...
Zheng Yang - - 2006
MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cells belong to a highly invasive metastatic cell line that depends on phospholipase D (PLD) activity for survival when deprived of serum growth factors. In response to the stress of serum withdrawal, there is a rapid and dramatic increase in PLD activity. Concomitant with increased PLD ...
Barroso Consuelo - - 2006
Cortactin is an F-actin binding protein that binds to the Arp2/3 complex, stimulates its actin nucleation activity, and inhibits actin filament debranching. Using RNA interference directed against cortactin, we explored the importance of cortactin for several processes involving dynamic actin assembly. Silencing cortactin expression was efficiently achieved in HeLa and ...
Jacobsson Mårten - - 2006
The antiproliferative activity of the 14 isomeric monoxylosylated dihydroxynaphthalenes has been tested in vitro toward normal HFL-1 and 3T3 A31 cells as well as transformed T24 and 3T3 SV40 cells. The antiproliferative effect toward HFL-1 cells was correlated with the polarity of the compounds. However, in the case of transformed ...
Yu Junhua - - 2006
A europium complex selectively staining the nucleolus of NIH 3T3, HeLa, and HDF cells is reported. This complex possesses not only the advantage of the long lifetime of europium emission (0.3 ms), but also a chromophore that allows excitation at a relatively long wavelength (lambda(max) = 384 nm) and gives ...
Hu Jian - - 2006
Lanthanum ion (La3+) was generally regarded as calcium antagonist and was used as calcium channel blocker. However, its potential biological effects on cells were poorly understood. In the present work, it was found that La3+ could induce rapid extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) phosphorylation in both HeLa cells and NIH 3T3 ...
Süer Gökmen Selma - - 2006
The role of sialic acid (SA) in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and as a predictor of cardiovascular events has attracted much attention in recent years. However, most studies investigating the role of total and lipid-bound sialic acids (TSA and LSA) in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis lack information on the reason ...
Hoffman Arnold - - 2006
It is well known that cancer cells bypass the restriction point, R, and undergo uncontrolled cell proliferation. We suggest here that fibrosarcoma cells enter G1ps directly from M, skipping G1pm, hence bypassing R, in response to redox modulation. Evidence is presented from the published literature that demonstrate a shortening of ...
Long Jaclyn - - 2005
We have shown previously that LPPs (lipid phosphate phosphatases) reduce the stimulation of the p42/p44 MAPK (p42/p44 mitogen-activated protein kinase) pathway by the GPCR (G-protein-coupled receptor) agonists S1P (sphingosine 1-phosphate) and LPA (lysophosphatidic acid) in serum-deprived HEK-293 cells [Alderton, Darroch, Sambi, McKie, Ahmed, N. J. Pyne and S. Pyne (2001) ...
Hyun Jinho - - 2006
We describe the fabrication of deformable microstructures by low-pressure-soft-microembossing (muSEmb) that provides in vitro experimental "test-beds" to investigate the interplay of mechanical and chemical stimuli on cell behavior in a highly controlled environment. Soft microembossing exploits the softness and plasticity of parafilm to fabricate microstructures by pressing a silicon master ...
Salazar-Olivo L A - - 2005
Bioactivities present in three honeybee royal jelly (RJ) protein fractions were screened for diverse in vitro model systems. RJCP, a RJ crude protein extract, stimulated cell growth of Tn-5B1-4 insect cells inducing 6.5 population doublings per mg of protein added to culture medium, meanwhile fetal bovine serum, the usual growth ...
Zou Junhui - - 2005
The oncogenic TLS-ERG fusion protein is found in human myeloid leukemia and Ewing's sarcoma as a result of specific chromosomal translocation. To unveil the potential mechanism(s) underlying cellular transformation, we have investigated the effects of TLS-ERG on both gene transcription and RNA splicing. Here we show that the TLS protein ...
Blero Daniel - - 2005
SHIP2, the ubiquitous SH2 domain containing inositol 5-phosphatase, includes a series of protein interacting domains and has the ability to dephosphorylate phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate [PtdIns(3,4,5)P(3)]in vitro. The present study, which was undertaken to evaluate the impact of SHIP2 on PtdIns(3,4,5)P(3) levels, was performed in a mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) model using ...
Ponce S - - 2005
Cell microencapsulation represents a promising tool for the treatment of many central nervous system (CNS) diseases such as Parkinson's disease. In this technology, cells are surrounded by a semipermeable membrane which protects them from mechanical stress and isolates them from host's immune response. However, if the future clinical application of ...
Cho S R - - 2005
The present study was designed to examine the effects of cell-cycle synchronization protocols, such as confluent, roscovitine treatment and serum starvation, in bovine foetal fibroblasts on synchronization accuracy at G0/G1, viability, apoptosis, necrosis and ploidy for use as a nuclei donor. The cells in 5-10 passages were randomly allocated into ...
Schäfer Arne - - 2005
Myosin II is responsible for establishing cytoskeleton tension within eukaryotic cells. We used an atomic force microscope to quantify the cells mechanical properties as a function of myosin activity. In two fibroblast cell lines, the elastic modulus of the cytoskeleton decrease by a factor of 3-5 regardless of location and ...
Burger Meike - - 2005
The Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus encodes a G-protein-coupled chemokine receptor termed KSHV-GPCR. Expression of this constitutively active GPCR leads to cell transformation and vascular overgrowth characteristic of Kaposi's sarcoma. Previously, we have shown that CXCR2, the closest human homolog, is similarly able to transform cells if continuously stimulated or constitutively activated ...
Lee Yu-Hsiang - - 2005
Ultrasound-induced cavitation has been extensively used to enhance the efficiency of nonviral-based gene delivery. Although such unique mechanical force could possibly augment the efficacy of retrovirus-mediated gene transfer, we harnessed an alternative approach, a resonant acoustic field, to facilitate the retroviral transduction rate. NIH 3T3 fibroblast cells suspended in a ...
Yu Siwang - - 2005
Lanthanum ion (La(3+)) has been reported to affect proliferation or apoptosis of different cells. In the present study, La(3+) was confirmed to promote both proliferation and apoptosis of NIH 3T3 cells at the same concentrations. La(3+) was shown to promote proliferation by helping the cells to pass through the G1/S ...
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