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Yan Sheng-lei - - 2010
Apoptotic effects of oleanolic acid (OA) and ursolic acid (UA) on human liver cancer HepG2, Hep3B, Huh7 and HA22T cell lines were examined. OA or UA at 2, 4, 8 micromol/L were used and their effects on cell viability, DNA fragmentation, mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), activity of Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase, caspase-3 and ...
Alhosin Mahmoud - - 2010
The salvage anti-tumoral pathway which implicates the p53-related p73 gene is not yet fully characterized. We therefore attempted to identify the up- and down-stream events involved in the activation of the p73-dependent pro-apoptotic pathway, by focusing on the anti-apoptotic and epigenetic integrator UHRF1 which is essential for cell cycle progression. ...
Augustin Ewa - - 2010
C-1748 is a DNA-binding agent with potent antitumor activity, especially towards prostate and colon carcinoma xenografts in mice. Here, we elucidated the nature of cellular response of human colon carcinoma HCT8 and HT29 cells to C-1748 treatment, at biologically relevant concentrations (EC(90) and their multiplicity). Cell cycle analysis showed gradual ...
Wang Ke - - 2010
The Hedgehog (HH)-Gli1 signaling pathway plays an important role in the patterning and development of the central nervous system during embryogenesis. Recent data have shown its possible involvement in a subset of human gliomas, and inhibition of the pathway resulted in tumor suppression in both in vitro and in vivo ...
Poon I K H - - 2010
Phagocytosis serves as one of the key processes involved in development, maintenance of tissue homeostasis, as well as in eliminating pathogens from an organism. Under normal physiological conditions, dying cells (e.g., apoptotic and necrotic cells) and pathogens (e.g., bacteria and fungi) are rapidly detected and removed by professional phagocytes such ...
Kuraishi Takayuki - - 2009
Phagocytic removal of cells undergoing apoptosis is necessary for animal development and tissue homeostasis. Draper, a homologue of the Caenorhabditis elegans phagocytosis receptor CED-1, is responsible for the phagocytosis of apoptotic cells in Drosophila, but its ligand presumably present on apoptotic cells remains unknown. An endoplasmic reticulum protein that binds ...
Bi X - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Arsenic is a carcinogen that is associated with an increased risk of human skin cancer. On the other hand, arsenic trioxide (As(2)O(3)) has potential anticancer activity against a wide range of carcinomas. The mechanisms involved in these two opposing processes remain unclear. METHODS: We used normal human keratinocytes (NHK), ...
Massey Andrew J - - 2010
PURPOSE: The anti-apoptotic function of the 70 kDa family of heat shock proteins and their role in cancer is well documented. Dual targeting of Hsc70 and Hsp70 with siRNA induces proteasome-dependent degradation of Hsp90 client proteins and extensive tumor specific apoptosis as well as the potentiation of tumor cell apoptosis ...
Pai Chiung-Wen - - 2010
This study generated a transgenic zebrafish line Tg(k18:Ptmaa-RFP) with overexpression of Prothymosin alpha type a (Ptmaa) in the skin epidermis. Red fluorescence first appears very weakly in the early stage, become stronger and mainly restricted in the nuclei of the epithelial cells from 3 dpf-larvae to adult fish. However, no ...
Rawe Vanesa Y - - 2010
Magnetic activated cell sorting (MACS) with annexin V microbeads recognizes externalized phosphatidylserine (PS) residues on the surface of apoptotic spermatozoa. The successful use of this novel technique applied to a highly apoptotic semen sample before performing intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is reported here. The use of annexin V microbeads for ...
Lu Chuang-xin - - 2010
The anti-proliferative, cytotoxic and apoptogenic activities of delisheng, a Chinese medicinal compound, has been investigated. In this study, the hepatocarcinoma cell line (HepG2) and the liver cell line (L-02) were exposed to delisheng (6.25, 50 and 100 μl/ml). Delisheng suppressed the proliferation and viability of normal liver L-02 cells slightly, ...
Brachmann Saskia M - - 2009
NVP-BEZ235 is a dual PI3K/mTOR inhibitor currently in phase I clinical trials. We profiled this compound against a panel of breast tumor cell lines to identify the patient populations that would benefit from such treatment. In this setting, NVP-BEZ235 selectively induced cell death in cell lines presenting either HER2 amplification ...
Marinho-Filho Jos? Delano B - - 2010
(+)-Cordiaquinone J is a 1,4-naphthoquinone isolated from the roots of Cordia leucocephala that has antifungal and larvicidal effects. However, the cytotoxic effects of (+)-cordiaquinone J have never being explored. In the present study, the effect of (+)-cordiaquinone J on tumor cells viability was investigated, showing IC(50) values in the range ...
Hunt L C - - 2010
Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) is an important regulator of skeletal muscle regeneration and has been suggested to be mitogenic for myogenic cells because it has been shown to increase the quantity of myoblast cells grown in culture over extended periods of time. Using the established C2C12 murine myoblast cell line, ...
Qin Fengjin - - 2010
S100 proteins, a family of Ca(2+)-binding proteins, have been linked to several human diseases in recent years. Deregulated expression of S100 proteins, including S100A9 and its partner S100A8, was reported to be associated with neoplastic disorders. In our previous study using serial analysis of gene expression, we identified decreased expressions ...
Mansoor Saffar - - 2010
To study the inhibitory effects of some agents or drugs (inhibitors) on benzo(e)pyrene (B(e)P)-induced cell death and apoptosis on human retinal pigment epithelial (ARPE-19) cells in vitro. ARPE-19 cells were pretreated with varying concentrations of different classes of inhibitors (calpain, benzyl isothiocyanate [BITC], simvastatin, epicatechin, genistein, resveratrol, and memantine) before ...
Lee Duk Su - - 2009
Curcumin is a major component of Curcuma longa rhizome and has been used as a traditional medicine for centuries. In this study, we showed that curcumin induced cell cycle arrest followed by antiproliferation and apoptosis in human osteosarcoma (HOS) cells. Antiproliferative activity was measured with the 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay. ...
Yedjou Clement - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a malignant disorder of the white blood cells. Arsenic trioxide (As(2)O(3)) has been used as a therapeutic agent to treat APL and other tumors. Studies suggest that ascorbic acid (AA) supplementation may improve the clinical outcome of As(2)O(3) for APL patients. Our aim was ...
Lee Sung Hak - - 2009
In the current study, it was demonstrated that the hot water extract of I. obliquus (IOWE) exerts inhibitory activity against the proliferation of human colon cancer cells (HT-29). The inhibitory effect of IOWE on the growth of HT-29 cancer cells was evaluated by treating cells with IOWE at concentrations of ...
Wang Wen-di - - 2009
Piperazine is one of the heterocycles which are associated with diverse pharmacological activities. 2-N,N-Diethylaminocarbonyloxymethyl-1-diphenylmethyl-4-(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzoyl) piperazine hydrochloride (PMS-1077) is a trisubstituted piperazine which contains a trimethoxybenzene ring and a benzhydrylpiperazine fragment, both of which can induce cell proliferation regression by different mechanisms. We have therefore examined the effects of PMS-1077 on ...
Liu Yao - - 2009
The effects of PEG10 on hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced apoptosis in human normal liver cell line L02 were investigated. The PEG10 gene was transfected into L02 cells by lipofectamine, the positive clone was screened by G418 and defined as L02/PEG10, while the cell transfected with empty expression vector (pEGFP-N1) was defined ...
Giannopoulou Efstathia - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Panitumumab, a fully-human monoclonal antibody raised against epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) for the treatment of patients with EGFR-expressing metastatic colorectal carcinoma (mCRC) after failure of standard chemotherapy. Additionally, the guideline of ...
Miranda Moysés dos Santos Mdos - - 2009
Cell cycle synchronization by serum starvation (SS) induces apoptosis in somatic cells. This side effect of SS is hypothesized to negatively affect the outcome of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). We determined whether apoptotic fibroblasts affect SCNT yields. Serum-starved, adult, bovine fibroblasts were stained with annexin V-FITC/propidium iodide to allow ...
Mansure Jose J - - 2009
We examined whether mTOR inhibition by RAD001 (Everolimus) could be therapeutically efficacious in the treatment of bladder cancer. RAD001 markedly inhibited proliferation of nine human urothelial carcinoma cell lines in dose- and sensitivity-dependent manners in vitro. FACS analysis showed that treatment with RAD001 for 48 h induced a cell cycle ...
Zhou Xue-ying - - 2009
Escin, a mixture of triterpene saponins extracted from Aesculus wilsonii Rehd., was used to analyze the antitumor effect in hepatocellular carcinoma in vivo and in vitro. At a dose of 2.8 mg/kg, escin had a rather high inhibition ratio (43.5 %) on mice H22 tumor growth in vivo. The results ...
Samadi Abbas - - 2009
Heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) is a chaperone protein regulating several client proteins involved in thyroid cancer development. The purpose of this study was to mechanistically evaluate a novel, natural product drug with anticancer activity in thyroid cancer cell lines in vitro for future translational applications. A total of 285 ...
Tapp H H Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28232, - - 2009
Loss of cells in the human disc due to programmed cell death (apoptosis) is a major factor in the aging and degenerating human intervertebral disc. Our objective here was to determine if thymosin beta(4) (TB4), a small, multifunctional 5 kDa protein with diverse activities, might block apoptosis in human annulus ...
Perabo Frank G E - - 2011
Indirubin-3'-monoxime, which is a selective and potent inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) has shown preclinical activity in several human cancer cells. This study investigated if indirubin-3'-monoxime can induce apoptosis and tumor cell death in 3 human (A498, CAKI-1, CAKI-2) and 1 murine renal cell cancer (RENCA) cell line. The growth ...
Suzuki Maiko - - 2010
PURPOSE: Selenium (Se) compounds are well known to inhibit cell proliferation and induce cell death in human cancer cells. Respective chemical forms of Se are intracellularly metabolized via complicated pathways, which target distinct molecules and exhibit varying degrees of anti-carcinogenicity in different cancer types; however, the precise mechanisms by which ...
Tayarani-Najaran Z - - 2010
Scutellaria lindbergii (Lamiaceae) is Iranian species of Scutellaria. Cytotoxic properties of total methanol extract of S. lindbergii and its fractions were investigated on different cancer cell lines including AGS, HeLa, MCF-7, and PC12. Meanwhile the role of apoptosis was explored in this toxicity. Malignant and non-malignant cells were cultured in ...
Koh Han Seok - - 2009
In the periphery, a galectin-1 receptor, CD7, plays crucial roles in galectin-1-mediated apoptosis of activated T-cells as well as progression of T-lymphoma. Previously, we demonstrated that NF-kappaB downregulated CD7 gene expression through the p38 MAPK pathway in developing immature thymocytes. However, its regulatory pathway is not well understood in functional ...
Mahdi J G - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of a novel phenolic-based compound, 2-hydroxy benzoate zinc (2HBZ), and acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) on human HT-1080 fibrosarcoma cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MTT assay was used to assess cell proliferation while different methods were used to detect apoptosis morphologically and immunohistochemically in Human HT-1080 fibrosarcoma cells. ...
Wiebe John P - - 2010
Previous studies have shown that breast tissues and breast cell lines convert progesterone (P) to 5alpha-dihydroprogesterone (5alphaP) and 3alpha-dihydroprogesterone (3alphaHP) and that 3alphaHP suppresses, whereas 5alphaP promotes, cell proliferation and detachment. The objectives of the current studies were to determine if the 5alphaP- and 3alphaHP-induced changes in cell numbers are ...
Jiang Jing - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: Endostatin is the most potent inhibitor of tumor angiogenesis. However, endostatin protein has a short half-time and virus-mediated endostatin gene therapy has serious toxicity, which limits the application of endostatin in clinical therapy. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are considered to be able to accumulate at the site of cancers ...
Tang Kai-Fu - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Dicer is a multidomain ribonuclease III enzyme involved in the biogenesis of microRNAs (miRNAs) and small interfering RNAs (siRNAs); depletion of Dicer was found to impair the migration of endothelial cells. METHODS: siRNA transfection, cell migration assay, real-time RT-PCR, chromatin immunoprecipitation, Western blotting, ELISA, caspase-3 activity assay, and annexin-V-FITC ...
Yoon Ji-Hye - - 2010
BACKGROUND: 5'-Nitro-indirubinoxime (5'-NIO) is a new derivative of indirubin that exhibits anti-cancer activity in a variety of human cancer cells. However, its mechanism has not been fully clarified. METHODS: Human salivary gland adenocarcinoma (SGT) cells were used in this study. Western blot and RT-PCR analyses were performed to determine cellular ...
Kim Junghyun - - 2010
Methylglyoxal (MGO) is a cytotoxic metabolite and modifies tissue proteins through the Maillard reaction, resulting in advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which can alter protein structure and functions. Several MGO-derived AGEs have been described, including argpyrimidine, a fluorescent product of the MGO reaction with arginine residues. Herein, we evaluated the ...
Ioannides Adonis S AS Neural Development Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, - - 2010
Foregut division-the separation of dorsal (oesophageal) from ventral (tracheal) foregut components-is a crucial event in gastro-respiratory development, and frequently disturbed in clinical birth defects. Here, we examined three outstanding questions of foregut morphogenesis. The origin of the trachea is suggested to result either from respiratory outgrowth or progressive septation of ...
Okuya Mayuko - - 2010
The E2A-HLF fusion transcription factor generated by t(17;19)(q22;p13) translocation is found in a small subset of pro-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemias (ALLs) and promotes leukemogenesis by substituting for the antiapoptotic function of cytokines. Here we show that t(17;19)+ ALL cells express Survivin at high levels and that a dominant negative ...
Kumar Anil - - 2009
Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant cancer of the central nervous system in children. AKT kinases are part of a survival pathway that has been found to be significantly elevated in medulloblastoma. This pathway is a point of convergence for many growth factors and controls cellular processes that are critical ...
Foti Carmela - - 2009
The regulation of the necrotic death and its relevance in anticancer therapy are largely unknown. Here, we have investigated the proapoptotic and pronecrotic activities of two ubiquitin-proteasome system inhibitors: bortezomib and G5. The present study points out that the glioblastoma cell lines U87MG and T98G are useful models to study ...
Guo Can-Jie - - 2009
In our previous studies, we identified miR-16 as being downregulated during activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) by microarray hybridization. However, the roles and related mechanisms of miR-16 in HSCs are not understood. In this study, The miRNA RNAi technique was used to analyze the effects of miR-16 on biological ...
Ryu Deok-Seon - - 2009
In this study, we investigated the anti-proliferative effect of polysaccharides from Salicornia herbacea on HT-29 human colon cancer cells. Crude polysaccharides from S. herbacea (CS) were prepared by extraction with hot steam water, and fine polysaccharides from S. herbacea (PS) were obtained through further size exclusion chromatography. The anti-proliferative effect ...
Murao Yoshinori - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation induce immunosuppression. CD4CD25 regulatory T cells and gammadeltaT cells may affect these immunosuppressive conditions. Hypertonic saline resuscitation reduces damage to organs and apoptosis and also restores immunosuppressive condition. We investigated how hypertonic saline resuscitation affected the induction of CD4CD25 regulatory T cells and gammadeltaT cells, ...
KADOWAKI Shingo - - 2009
We have reported that treatment with trientine, Cu-chelating agent, inhibits tumor growth in a murine transplantation model using fibrosarcoma and induces apoptosis in tumor cells in vivo and in vitro. When fibrosarcoma cells were treated with 10 mM trientine, the activities of p38 MAPK in treated cells were approximately 3-4 ...
Noutomi Takenori - - 2009
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) induces apoptosis in MIT6 cells derived from primary oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), whereas it does not induce apoptosis in MIL6 cells derived from metastases. The present studies were performed to examine whether activation of c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase (JNK) is implicated in the ...
Guo Qingqu - - 2009
To investigate the role of the apoptosis gene, DAP (death-associated protein) kinase-related apoptosis-inducing protein kinase 1 (DRAK1), which is involved in enhancing cell sensitivity and overcoming cell resistance to gemcitabine in pancreatic cancer cells by the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib. Cultured human pancreatic cancer gemcitabine-sensitive cell lines (bxpc-3) and gemcitabine-resistant (panc-1) ...
Chen Ying-Ju - - 2010
Chondrosarcoma is a malignant primary bone tumor that responds poorly to both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. In the present study, we investigated the anti-cancer effect of a honokiol, an active component isolated and purified from the Magnolia officinalis in human chondrosarcoma cells. Honokiol-induced cell apoptosis in human chondrosarcoma cell lines ...
Dietrich Charles S CS - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To determine if SAHA, a histone deacetylase inhibitor, decreases ovarian cancer cell viability when combined with paclitaxel in vitro, and to explore molecular alterations of combined paclitaxel+SAHA treatment. METHODS: SKOV3 and Hey ovarian cancer cell lines were treated for 24 h with paclitaxel, then re-treated with SAHA or paclitaxel ...
Luo Huiying - - 2010
Polymer nanoparticles have become attractive for its prominent property recent years. In this paper, antitumor effects of N-succinyl-chitosan nanoparticles (NSCNP), a nanoparticles derivated from chitosan, were evaluated in K562 cells, including cell viability comparison, cell morphology analysis, DNA fragmentation detection, cell surface potential and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) measurement, intracellular ...
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