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Song Hai-Yan HY Key Laboratory for Medical Tissue Regeneration of Henan Province, College of Basic Medicine, Xinxiang Medical University, Xinxiang, Henan 453003, P.R. - - 2014
The aim of the present study was to explore the effect of esophageal cancer-related gene 2 (ECRG2) protein in combination with cisplatin (DDP) on the proliferation and apoptosis of esophageal cancer cells. A 3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl) 2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay was used to examine the effects of ECRG2 alone and ECRG2 ...
Guo Na N Laboratory of Cell Biology and Translational Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Science, X'ian Medical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710021, P.R. - - 2014
Rapamycin is clinically used as an immunosuppressant. Increasing evidence suggests that rapamycin has an important inhibitory role in the development and progression of different types of cancer and that it is a promising candidate for cancer chemotherapy. Berberine is an isoquinoline alkaloid isolated from medicinal plant species, which has been ...
Anuf Alexander Ronaldo AR Department of Biotechnology, Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, Virudhunagar,Tamil Nadu, - - 2014
Plumbago rosea is used in traditional systems of medicine for the preparation of formulations used for treating inflammations, cough, bronchitis, and gastrointestinal disorders, and also in conjunction with cancer chemotherapy. In the present study, the cytotoxic and anti-proliferative effects of plumbagin, and the ethanolic root extract of P. rosea (ETPR) ...
Liu Yan-Qiu YQ College (Institue) of Integrative Medicine, Dalian Medical University, Dalian 116044, China; Key Laboratory of Separation Science for Analytical Chemistry, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, - - 2014
Ecliptae herba, also known as "Mo-Han-Lian", has long been used in China to nourish Kidney and thereafter strengthen bones. Accumulating evidence indicates that extracts of Ecliptae herba have antiosteoporotic effect. However, the effective compounds and cellular mode of action are still unclear. To investigate the effect of ethyl acetate extract ...
Han Hsieh-Cheng HC Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, 11529, - - 2014
This is an innovative study to engineer biological filter to evaluate the effect of template surface structure and physiochemical properties that can be used for wide variety of applications in biological, health care as well as environmental protection. Specifically, planar silicon (Si) wafer and arrayed Si nano-tips (SiNT) templates were ...
Hsieh Shu-Ching SC Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, - - 2014
Metformin has been shown to exert anti-cancer activities in several cancer cells and animal models. However, the molecular mechanisms of its anti-metastatic activities remain poorly understood and warrant further investigation. The aims of this study were to evaluate the ability of metformin to inhibit the migration and invasion of hepatocellular ...
Ekblad Lars L Division of Oncology and Pathology, Clinical Sciences, Lund University and Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden. Electronic address: - - 2014
Cetuximab is an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-targeting drug that has shown effects in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The effects are, however, small and have mainly been proven in a subset of patients, and the cost-effectiveness has been questioned. For this reason, we need to know more ...
Bussu F F Institute of Otorhinolaryngology,Catholic University School of - - 2014
Background: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) overexpression and prognostic value in head and neck squamous cell cancer is the basis for targeting by anti-EGFR antibodies, which increase the efficacy of radiotherapy. In order to evaluate the best therapeutic schedule, the effects of cetuximab (C225) on Hep-2 cell proliferation, alone and ...
Long Zhixiong Z Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei 430060, P.R. - - 2014
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a relatively radiosensitive disease. However, the therapeutic effects of radiotherapy are not always satisfactory due to radioresistance. The hypofractionated schema is currently widely used in clinical practice. In the present study, we investigated the effects of hypofractionated radiotherapy on NPC cells and explored the mechanisms involved. ...
Tezcan Gulcin G Department of Medical Biology, Medical Faculty, Uludag University, Bursa, - - 2014
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the deadliest human malignancies. A cure for GBM remains elusive, and the overall survival time is less than 1 year. Thus, the development of more efficient therapeutic approaches for the treatment of these patients is required. Induction of tumor cell death by certain phytochemicals derived ...
Li Yan Jing YJ Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Third Affiliated Hospital, Harbin Medical University, Harbin, - - 2014
Sonodynamic therapy (SDT), a promising modality for cancer treatment, involves the synergistic interaction of ultrasound and some chemical compounds termed sonosensitizers. However, its effect on pancreatic cancer cells remains unclear. In our study, we sought to identify the cytotoxic effects of ultrasound-activated 5-aminolevulinic acid on human pancreatic cancer Capan-1 cells. Cell ...
Yuan Xiaopeng X Department of Radiobiology, School of Radiation Medicine and Protection, Medical College of Soochow University, School for Radiological and Interdisciplinary Sciences (RAD-X), Soochow University, Collaborative Innovation Center of Radiation Medicine of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions, Suzhou, 215123, - - 2014
Radiotherapy is an essential component of the standard therapy for newly diagnosed glioblastoma. To increase the radiosensitivity of glioma cells is a feasible solution to improve the therapeutic effects. It has been suggested that inhibition of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) could radiosensitizes glioma cells, probably via ...
Zhang Z Z Department of Oncology, First affiliated Hospital of Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang, - - 2014
The objective of the present research work was to evaluate the synergistic interactions between Paclitaxel (PAC) with α-pinene and β-pinene using isobolographic method against non-small-cell lung cancer cells (NSCLC). This type of interaction between an established drug and a new compound is expected to enhance the efficacy of paclitaxel in ...
Hu Yang Y Immunology and Reproduction Biology Laboratory, Medical School, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210093, China; Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Molecular Medicine, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210093, China; State Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Life Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210093, China; School of Biological Science and Technology, University of Jinan, Jinan, Shandong 250022, - - 2014
The estrogenic chemical nonylphenol (NP) and the antiandrogenic agent di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) are regarded as widespread environmental endocrine disruptors (EEDs) which at high doses in some species of laboratory animals have adverse effects on male reproduction and development. Given the ubiquitous coexistence of various classes of EEDs in the environment, ...
Ning De-Sheng DS a Guangxi Key Laboratory of Functional Phytochemicals Research and Utilization, Guangxi Institute of Botany, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Chinese Academy of Sciences , Guilin 541006 , P.R. - - 2014
A new daphnane diterpenoid, venenatin (1), along with six known compounds, was isolated from the aerial parts of Excoecaria venenata. The structure of 1 was elucidated on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analysis. Compound 1 exhibited growth inhibitory effect on human leukaemia HL-60 cell line with IC50 value of 28.10 μM.
Esteban-Ferrer Daniel - - 2014
We quantified the electrical polarization properties of single bacterial cells using electrostatic force microscopy. We found that the effective dielectric constant, εr,eff , for the four bacterial types investigated (Salmonella Typhimurium, Escherchia coli, Lactobacilus sakei and Listeria innocua) is around 3-5 under dry air conditions. Under ambient humidity, it increases ...
Terzi Yunus Kasim YK Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biology, Sihhiye, 06100, Ankara, - - 2014
Regenerative response to central nervous system damage in mammals is limited because of inhibitor signals which consist of myelin associated inhibitor proteins and chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans. Inhibitor signals mainly affect cytoskeleton elements which are important for axonal sprouting and neurite outgrowth. Coronin 1A is an actin cytoskeleton associated protein. Coronin ...
Ethiraj Purushoth P Department of Medical Research, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, - - 2014
Cisplatin is one of the most commonly used chemotherapeutic agents for breast cancer treatment. However, its efficacy is greatly limited by its toxic side effects. The present study investigated the synergistic effect of interferon β with cisplatin on MDA MB231 cells. The antiproliferative effect was measured by the 3-(4,5 dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium ...
Hu Jianmin J Key Laboratory of Medicinal Resources and Natural Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Ministry of Education, National Engineering Laboratory for Resource Developing of Endangered Chinese Crude Drugs in Northwest of China, College of Life Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the photodynamic effect of Sinoporphyrin sodium (DVDMS). In this study, Eca-109 cells were treated with DVDMS (5 μg/ml) and subjected to photodynamic therapy (PDT). The uptake and sub-cellular localization of DVDMS were monitored by flow cytometry and confocal microscopy. The phototoxicity of ...
Curcic Marijana M Department of Toxicology "Akademik Danilo Soldatovic", University of Belgrade - Faculty of Pharmacy, Vojvode Stepe 450, 11221 Belgrade, Serbia. Electronic address: - - 2014
In order to look into the combined effects of Cd and BDE-209 in vitro, this study was aimed at examining cytotoxic and genotoxic effects using the human colon carcinoma cell line (SW 480) as a biological test system as well as to determine if ROS production was one of the ...
Khan Mohammad Ahmed MA Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Hamdard University, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi 110062, - - 2014
The study investigated the growth-inhibiting and apoptosis mediating effects of B. serrata extract as monotherapy and combination therapy with DOX against hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines. Boswellic acid rich fraction of B. serrata extract was prepared. MTT assay on HepG2 and Hep3B cells was carried out using B. serrata alone and ...
Ma Tian T 0000-0002-4770-0974 Department of Dermatology, Yueyang Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 110 Ganhe Road, Shanghai 200437, - - 2014
Although Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is known to be effective for psoriasis patients, the responsible mechanisms still remain poorly understood. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the effect of one formula, named Jueyin granules (JYG) in the mouse model of the vaginal epithelium and tail epidermis. Additionally, we also ...
Teong Benjamin B Department of Biomedical Engineering, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, - - 2014
DMPC and DSPC liposomes were prepared via thin film hydration method followed by sonication. Propranolol solution was incorporated into liposomes at hydration stage. TEM images showed the sizes of DSPC and DMPC were around 88 and 137 nm, respectively. The highest encapsulation ratio of propranolol was approximately 70% using DSPC/CHO/OCT ...
Suetsugu Noriyuki N Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, - - 2014
Blue light (BL) induces stomatal opening through the activation of H+-ATPases with subsequent ion accumulation in guard cells. In most plant species, red light (RL) enhances BL-dependent stomatal opening. This RL effect is attributable to the chloroplasts of guard cell, the only cells in the epidermis possessing this organelle. To ...
Gao Zhenhua Z The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510080, - - 2014
Jasminum amplexicaule Buch-Ham. (Oleaceae) has been commonly used in the traditional medicine in dysentery, diarrhoea and bellyache in China. In the present work, the methanol extract of Jasminum amplexicaule (JME) was examined for pharmacology on human colonic epithelial cell line T84 by the short-circuit current technique. The results showed that ...
Pan Xiaoyan - - 2013
Interspecies nuclear transfer has already achieved success in several species, which shows great potential in recovery and conservation of endangered animals. The present study was conducted to establish an efficient system for in vitro Argali (ovis ammon)-sheep embryo reconstruction via interspecies somatic cell nuclear transfer (iSCNT). The competence of domestic ...
Jacob Sam - - 2012
The objective of this study is to measure the temporal changes in bronchial submucosal gland (SMG) cell proliferation in sheep after smoke inhalation and burn (SB) injury, and to assess the effect of bronchodilators on the proliferative response. Archived main bronchial airways from sheep after SB injury were immunostained for ...
Miglio Gianluca - - 2012
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) agonists exert anti-albuminuric effects. However, the nephroprotective effects of these drugs remain to be fully understood. We have investigated whether gemfibrozil, GW0742 and pioglitazone protect human podocytes against nutrient deprivation (ND)-induced cell death and the role of mitochondrial biogenesis as a cytoprotective process. Immortalized human podocytes ...
Cayo Max A MA Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Program in Regenerative Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226, - - 2012
Elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in plasma are a major contributor to cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death worldwide. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified 95 loci that associate with control of lipid/cholesterol metabolism. Although GWAS results are highly provocative, direct analyses of the contribution ...
Kim Kyoung Jin - - 2012
Chronic oxidative stress can lead to the impairment of RPE cells, indicating it to be a risk factor for AMD. The cholesterol-independent, pleiotropic effects of statins have protective effects on several cell types via unknown mechanisms. This study examined the role of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) as a target and potential ...
Ruzali Wan Adriyani W - - 2012
Vascular deposition of amyloid-β (Aβ) leads to the death of cerebrovascular smooth muscle cells (CVSMCs) in cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). Apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype influences the severity of CAA and development of vasculopathic complications. We have studied the relationship between uptake of Aβ into human CVSMCs and cell death, and ...
Terés Silvia - - 2012
The very high mortality rate of gliomas reflects the unmet therapeutic need associated with this type of brain tumor. We have discovered that the plasma membrane fulfills a critical role in the propagation of tumorigenic signals, whereby changes in membrane lipid content can either activate or silence relevant pathways. We ...
Keown Dayle A - - 2012
Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis is a bacterium sometimes found in human blood and tissue samples that may have a role in the etiology of Crohn's disease in humans. To date, however, there have been few studies examining the interactions of these bacteria with human cells. Using the THP-1 human monocytic ...
Cindric Marina - - 2012
Alterations in the intestinal barrier permeability occur in a broad spectrum of abdominally related pathologies, mostly due to disturbed oxidative homeostasis and increased lipid peroxidation. 4-Hydroxynonenal (HNE), a major lipid peroxidation product, is physiologically present in healthy gastric mucosa, but is increased in early stages of colon cancer and patients ...
Virgintino Daniela - - 2012
During human foetal brain vascularization, activated CD31+/CD105+ endothelial cells are characterized by the emission of filopodial processes which also decorate the advancing tip of the vascular sprout. Together with filopodia, both the markers also reveal a number of plasma membrane-derived microvesicles (MVs) which are concentrated around the tip cell tuft ...
Chiba Mitsuru - - 2012
Exosomes are microvesicles that are released from various cells into the extracellular space. It has been reported that the components within exosomes vary according to the type of secreted cell. In the present study, we investigated the tetraspanin family proteins CD63, CD9 and CD81 as useful collection markers of exosomes ...
Xu Xudong - - 2012
In the present study, we investigated the neuroprotection of simvastatin in PC12 cells following 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion (MPP+) neurotoxicity. Simvastatin inhibited the decrease of cell viability induced by MPP+ in PC12 cells. The damage of PC12 cells in morphology was alleviated and the apoptotic rates were decreased due to simvatatin pretreatment ...
Antonelli A - - 2012
Background and Objectives -  No study has evaluated the effect of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) agonists on cell viability, proliferation and apoptosis in cultured Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) fibroblasts. Methods -  The effects of two pure PPARγ agonists (rosiglitazone and pioglitazone) in cultured SSc fibroblasts were evaluated and compared to normal ...
Cretoiu D - - 2012
Conventionally, cells described in the stroma of the intestinal wall are fibroblasts/fibrocytes, mast cells, plasma cells, eosinophils, macrophages and, interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs), the latter being considered as the pacemakers of gastrointestinal rhythmicity. Recently, a new type of stromal cell called telocyte (TCs) was found in various cavitary and ...
Aqrawi Lara A - - 2012
We have previously shown that patients with primary Sjögren's Syndrome (pSS) show a significant reduction of autoantigen specific CD27(+) memory B cells and an abnormally elevated level of autoantibody producing plasma cells in peripheral blood (PB) compared to controls. Because both memory B cells and plasma cells have been detected ...
Turchinovich Andrey - - 2012
Studies of miRNA association with Argonaute (AGO) proteins in mammalian cells have indicated lack of bias toward particular AGO. However, to our knowledge, the use of quantitative methods for studying miRNA association with different AGOs has not been reported so far. In this work we compared the total miRNA content ...
Kyaw Tin - - 2012
Atherosclerosis initiated by hyperlipidemia is modulated by immune cells in its development, progression, and rupture that results in thrombotic arterial occlusion leading to strokes and myocardial infarction. B cells initially thought to be atheroprotective provide opposing roles by their different subsets. Unlike B2 cells that are atherogenic, serosal B1a cells ...
Liu Jifang - - 2012
Metformin, one of the most widely used antidiabetic drugs, has recently been associated with potential antitumorigenic effects. In this study, we evaluated the possible cytotoxic impact of combined low doses of metformin and ionizing radiation (IR) on 2 human hepatoma cell lines. The cytotoxic effect of metformin combined with IR was ...
Nabzdyk Christoph S - - 2012
RNAi technology is a promising tool for gene therapy of vascular disease. However, the biological heterogeneity between endothelial (EC) and vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC) and within different vascular beds make them differentially susceptible to siRNA. This is further complicated by the task of choosing the right transfection reagent that ...
Vidyashankar Satyakumar - - 2012
Alcohol consumption has been implicated to cause severe hepatic steatosis which is mediated by alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) activity and CYP(450) 2E1 expression. In this context, the effect of ethanol was studied for its influence on lipogenesis in HepG2 cell which is deficient of ADH and does not express CYP(450) 2E1. ...
Meyer Sybille G E - - 2012
The role of sphingolipids in clathrin-mediated endocytosis is only poorly understood in mammalian cells. Thus the relationship between sphingolipid de novo synthesis and clathrin-mediated endocytosis of transferrin were studied in L929 fibroblasts and two other cell lines. Endocytosis was measured using live cell imaging with fluorescent transferrin or (125)I-transferrin. Lipids ...
Ni Ying - - 2012
Cowden syndrome (CS), a Mendelian autosomal-dominant disorder, predisposes to breast, thyroid, and other cancers. Germline variations in succinate dehydrogenase genes (SDHx) occur in approximately 10% PTEN mutation-negative CS and CS-like (CSL) individuals (SDH(var+)). We previously showed that SDHx variants result in elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS), disruption of nicotinamide adenine ...
Li Manxiang - - 2012
Simvastatin is a 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase inhibitor, which has been shown to ameliorate the development of pulmonary hypertension in animal model by suppression of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) proliferation, yet its underlying molecular mechanisms are not completely understood. In this study, we show that simvastatin dose-dependently inhibited serotonin-stimulated PASMCs ...
Lasunción Miguel A - - 2012
Mammalian cells require cholesterol for proliferation. Cholesterol contributes not only to the physicochemical properties of membranes but also to the organization of lipid rafts involved in signal transduction. Inhibition of cholesterol biosynthesis from lanosterol results in the inhibition of cell cycle progression and, in certain cell types, also in the ...
Potocka Izabela - - 2012
Using immunocytochemical methods, at both the light and electron microscopic level, we have investigated the spatial and temporal distribution of lipid transfer protein 1 (LTP1) epitopes during the induction of somatic embryogenesis in explants of Arabidopsis thaliana. Immunofluorescence labelling demonstrated the presence of high levels of LTP1 epitopes within the ...
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