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Hou Shaozhang S Department of Pathology, Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan 750004, China. - - 2014
The aim of this study was to determine the beneficial effect of glycyrrhizic acid (GA) on type 2 diabetic nephropathy using renal tubular epithelial cell line (NRK-52E). The cells are divided into normal group (NG), high glucose group (HG), and treatment group (HG + GA). The methylthiazoletetrazolium (MTT) assay was ...
ElGhamrawy T A TA 1Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cario, Egypt. - - 2014
Sertoli cells are important in determining the fate of spermatogenic cells by providing nutrition and structural support via cell junctions. Adhesion between Sertoli and germ cells is important for spermatogenesis. Cadherin are transmembrane proteins that mediate cell-cell adhesion, while, vimentin, the cytoskeletal intermediate filament plays an important role in spermatogenesis. ...
Zou Tang-Bin TB School of Public Health, Guangdong Medical College, Dongguan 523808, China. - - 2014
Anthocyanins have multiple biological activities of benefit to human health. While a few studies have been conducted to evaluate the bioavailability of anthocyanins, the mechanisms of their absorption mechanism remain ill-defined. In the present study, we investigated the absorption mechanism of cyanidin-3-O-β-glucoside (Cy-3-G) in human intestinal epithelial (Caco-2) cells. Cy-3-G ...
Tang Xiaolong X Stem cell Engineering Research Center, School of Medicine, Anhui University of Science and Technology Huainan 232001, P.R. China ; The State Key Laboratory of Virology, Life Sciences College, Wuhan University Wuhan, Hubei 430072, P.R. - - 2014
The efficient delivery of therapeutic molecule agents into target cells of interest is a critical challenge to broad application of non-viral vector systems. In this research, maytansine-loaded star-shaped folate-core polylactide-D-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (FA-PLA-TPGS) block copolymer was applied to be a vector of maytansine for folate receptor positive (FR(+)) ...
Chew Yik Ling YL Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSI University Kuala, Lumpur. - - 2014
Flowers of Bauhinia kockiana were investigated for their anticancer properties. Gallic acid (1), and methyl gallate (2), were isolated via bioassay-directed isolation, and they exhibited anticancer properties towards several cancer cell lines, examined using MTT cell viability assay. Pyrogallol (3) was examined against the same cancer cell lines to deduce ...
Wu Wenxin W Department of Osteology, Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University Changsha 410013, Hunan, - - 2014
This study was conducted to explore the role of autophagy in cisplatin-resistant osteosarcoma. Cisplatin-resistant osteosarcoma cell line (MG63/DDP) was obtained from parental MG63 by treating cisplatin with an intermittent stepwise selection protocol. The autophagy in MG63/DDP and MG63 was fully analyzed by immunofluorescence and western blot analysis. Meanwhile, the autophagy ...
Ndlovu Babongile C BC 0000-0003-2702-1111 Department of Human Physiology, School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus, Durban 4000, South - - 2014
Preconditioning triggers endogenous protection against subsequent exposure to higher concentrations of a neurotoxin. In this study, we investigated whether exposure to oleanolic acid (OA) enhances the protective effects of preconditioning on PC12 cells exposed to 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA). A concentration response curve was constructed using 6-OHDA (50, 150, 300, and 600 μM). ...
Kim Ji-Young JY Department of Neurology, Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital, Seoul, South - - 2013
Although alpha-synuclein is generally thought to have a pathological role in Parkinson's disease, accumulative evidence exists that alpha-synuclein has a neuroprotective effect. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of extracellular alpha-synuclein on dopaminergic cell survival. We assessed cell viability using the 3-(4,5-dimethyl-thiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltertazolium bromide (MTT) assay both ...
Meyer Wilfried W Institute for Anatomy, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover Foundation, 30173 Hannover, - - 2013
Based on immunohistochemistry, the study demonstrates the varying distribution and reaction intensity of connexins (Cx26 [chicken 31sim], 30 [chicken 31], 31, 32, 43, 45) in the developing feather follicle of the chicken (White Leghorn). The different embryonal stages were identified according to the normal table of Hamburger and Hamilton (1951). ...
Chen Zhao - - 2013
Thermal inactivation of desiccation-adapted Salmonella spp. in aged chicken litter was investigated in comparison with non-adapted control to examine potential cross-tolerance of desiccation-adapted cells to heat treatment. A mixture of four Salmonella serovars was inoculated into the finished compost with 20, 30, 40, and 50% moisture contents for a 24-h ...
Tyack Scott G - - 2013
Traditional methods of avian transgenesis involve complex manipulations involving either retroviral infection of blastoderms or the ex vivo manipulation of primordial germ cells (PGCs) followed by injection of the cells back into a recipient embryo. Unlike in mammalian systems, avian embryonic PGCs undergo a migration through the vasculature on their ...
Yang Xiaomeng X Shandong Medicinal Biotechnology Center, Key Laboratory for Biotech Drugs of the Ministry of Health, Key Laboratory for Rare Diseases of Shandong Province, Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, Ji'nan, Shandong, China; ; Ji'nan University Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences College of Life Science and Medicine, Ji'nan, Shandong, - - 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate optimal concentrations of zoledronic acid (ZA) in terms of their effect on the proliferation, differentiation, and mineralization of primary osteoblasts (OBs) and fibroblasts (FBs). Primary OBs and FBs isolated from patients with clinical osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) and developmental dysplasia of the hip ...
Chen Hong - - 2013
The in vitro production of gametocytes and oocysts of the apicomplexan parasite genus Eimeria is still a challenge in coccidiosis research. Until today, an in vitro development of gametocytes or oocysts had only been shown in some Eimeria species. For several mammalian Eimeria species, partial developments could be achieved in ...
Park Tae Sub TS WCU Biomodulation Major, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Research Institute for Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, - - 2013
Germ cell differentiation in reverse-sexed reproductive organs and interspecies germ line chimeras provides insight into the mechanism of germ cell development and represents a useful tool for conservation of endangered birds. We investigated the migration and survival capacity of male chicken primordial germ cells (PGCs) in female chicken embryos and ...
Meng Xiao-Xiao XX Department of Critical Care Medicine, Shanghai First People's Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 201620, - - 2013
Ulinastatin (UTI) is a urinary trypsin inhibitor extracted and purified from urine of males. This study aimed to explore the effects of UTI on paraquat-induced-oxidative stress in human type II alveolar epithelial cells. The human type II alveolar epithelial cells, A549 cells, were cultured in vitro. The A549 cells were ...
Nishijima Ken-Ichi - - 2012
The development of transgenic chicken technology has lagged far behind that of mammalian species. Two reasons for this are that only a one-cell-stage oocyte can be obtained from a sacrificed hen and that the yolk prevents high-magnification microscopic observation of oocytes. Recently, several new methods have been developed that will ...
Bayat Parvin-Dokht PD Department of Anatomy, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, - - 2012
Indisputable population exposure to widespread electromagnetic fields, has grown concerns over the probable health effects of these fields. The present study was aimed to examine the possible effects of 50 Hz extremely low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF-EMF) exposure on the number and quality of mice blastocysts. In present study, 66 ...
Cheng Zhi-Qiang ZQ Department of Emergency Medicine, Affiliated Union Hospital of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430022, - - 2012
Edaravone (3-methyl-1-penyl-2-pyrazolin-5-one) is a potent free-radical scavenger and has the antioxidant ability to inhibit lipid peroxidation. The study aimed to examine the effect of edaravone on protecting the acute injury of human type II alveolar epithelial cells (A549 cells) induced by paraquat (PQ) and the change of production of reactive ...
Cozad Matthew J - - 2011
One million Americans suffer from chronic wounds every year with diabetics and older populations representing the majority. Mechanisms that may be responsible for the reduced healing response in these patients include reduction in growth factors or vascularization and an increase in free radical levels. The focus of this study was ...
Sugaya Kimihiko - - 2011
A temperature-sensitive (ts) CHO-K1 mutant cell line, tsTM18, exhibits chromosomal instability with decreased DNA synthesis at the nonpermissive temperature, 39oC. An amino acid substitution in Smu1 underlying the ts phenotypes of tsTM18 cells was identified previously. We also found a ts defect in splicing of the unc52/perlecan gene. In the ...
Tajik N - - 2011
The effect of sulfur passivation on core-shell p-n junction GaAs nanowire (NW) solar cells has been investigated. Devices of two types were investigated, consisting of indium tin oxide contact dots or opaque Au finger electrodes. Lateral carrier transport from the NWs to the contact fingers was achieved via a p-doped ...
Lin Yun-Wei - - 2011
Chemotherapy for advanced human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) includes platinum-containing compound such as cisplatin in combination with a second- or third-generation cytotoxic agents. 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) belongs to anti-metabolite chemotherapeutics, and its mechanism of cytotoxicity is involved in inhibition of thymidylate synthase (TS). TS and thymidine phosphorylase (TP) are key ...
Zhou Yiran - - 2011
We previously demonstrated that the absence of poly(ADP-ribose) glycohydrolase (PARG) led to increased cell death following DNA-damaging treatments. Here, we investigated cell death pathways following UV treatment. Decreased amounts of PARG-null embryonic trophoblast stem (TS) cells were observed following doses of 10-100 J/m2 as compared to wild-type. In wild-type cells, ...
Salomon Dor - - 2011
The gram-negative bacterium Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria is the causal agent of spot disease in tomato and pepper. X. campestris pv. vesicatoria pathogenicity depends on a type III secretion system delivering effector proteins into the host cells. We hypothesized that some X. campestris pv. vesicatoria effectors target conserved eukaryotic cellular ...
Delgoffe Greg M GM Sidney-Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Research Center, Department of Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, - - 2011
The kinase mTOR has emerged as an important regulator of the differentiation of helper T cells. Here we demonstrate that differentiation into the T(H)1 and T(H)17 subsets of helper T cells was selectively regulated by signaling from mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) that was dependent on the small GTPase Rheb. Rheb-deficient ...
Bozhokina Ekaterina S - - 2011
Earlier, we have shown that spontaneously isolated non-pathogenic bacteria Serratia grimesii and Serratia proteamaculans invade eukaryotic cells, provided that they synthesize thermolysin-like metalloproteases ECP32/grimelysin or protealysin characterized by high specificity towards actin. To address the question of whether the proteases are active players in entry of these bacteria into host ...
Askenase Philip W - - 2011
Prior studies of classical 24 hr responses in TNP-Cl (picryl chloride) allergic contact sensitivity (CS), showed mediation by Th1 cells in CBA mice, and established that 24 hr elicitation of responses requires an early 2 hr CS-initiating component dependent on iNKT cells, IL-4 and B-1 B cells. Here, we studied ...
Krijger Peter H L - - 2011
DNA damage tolerance is regulated at least in part at the level of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) ubiquitination. Monoubiquitination (PCNA-Ub) at lysine residue 164 (K164) stimulates error-prone translesion synthesis (TLS), Rad5-dependent polyubiquitination (PCNA-Ub(n)) stimulates error-free template switching (TS). To generate high affinity antibodies by somatic hypermutation (SHM), B cells ...
Asanoma Kazuo K Institute for Reproductive Health and Regenerative Medicine, Department of Pathology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66160, - - 2011
Differentiated trophoblast cell lineages arise from trophoblast stem (TS) cells. To date such a stem cell population has only been established in the mouse. The objective of this investigation was to establish TS cell populations from rat blastocysts. Blastocysts were cultured individually on a feeder layer of rat embryonic fibroblasts ...
Zhang Qiang - - 2011
Thymidylate synthase (TS) is a key regulatory enzyme for de novo DNA synthesis. TS activity is also an important determinant of the response to chemotherapy with fluoropyrimidine prodrugs, and its expression may be affected by gene polymorphisms. In this study, we investigated the associations between polymorphisms of the TS gene ...
Deveau Aurélie - - 2011
Candida albicans biofilms are surface-associated, structured communities composed of yeast, hyphal, and pseudohyphal cells surrounded by an extracellular matrix. C. albicans biofilms often lead to life-threatening systemic infections and are particularly difficult to eradicate because of their high levels of resistance to antibiotics. Farnesol, an autoregulatory molecule secreted by C. ...
Afonso Philippe V - - 2011
Although the spatiotemporal activation of phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3Ks) at the leading edge of chemotaxing cells represents a key marker of polarity, both Dictyostelium discoideum and neutrophils lacking measurable PI3K activity can still migrate directionally under certain conditions. Evidence from various papers suggests that the differentiation state of cells or their ...
Steele-Mortimer Olivia - - 2011
A variety of bacterial intracellular pathogens target the host cell ubiquitin system during invasion, a process that involves transient but fundamental changes in the actin cytoskeleton and plasma membrane. These changes are induced by bacterial proteins, which can be surface associated, secreted or injected directly into the host cell. Here, ...
Vaysse Pierre-Joseph - - 2011
Biofilm formation by marine hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria is commonly observed and has been recognized as an important mechanism for the biodegradation of hydrocarbons. In order to colonize new oil-water interfaces, surface-attached communities of hydrocarbonoclastic bacteria must release cells into the environment. Here we explored the physiology of cells freshly dispersed from ...
Mostowy Serge S Unité des Interactions Bactéries-Cellules, Institut Pasteur, Paris F-75015, France. - - 2010
Actin-based motility is used by various pathogens for dissemination within and between cells. Yet host factors restricting this process have not been identified. Septins are GTP-binding proteins that assemble as filaments and are essential for cell division. However, their role during interphase has remained elusive. Here, we report that septin ...
Lelong Emmanuelle - - 2011
Bacterial ingestion and killing by phagocytic cells are essential processes to protect the human body from infectious microorganisms. However, only few proteins implicated in intracellular bacterial killing have been identified to date. We used Dictyostelium discoideum, a phagocytic bacterial predator, to study intracellular killing. In a random genetic screen we ...
Theron Michel - - 2010
Plasmodium falciparum genotyping has recently undergone a revolution, and genome-wide genotype datasets are now being collected for large numbers of parasite isolates. By contrast, phenotyping technologies have lagged behind, with few high throughput phenotyping platforms available. Invasion of human erythrocytes by Plasmodium falciparum is a phenotype of particular interest because ...
Habimana Olivier - - 2011
Diffusion of entities inside biofilm triggers most mechanisms involved in biofilm-specific phenotypes. Using genetically engineered hydrophilic and hydrophobic cells of Lactococcus lactis yielding similar biofilm architectures, we demonstrated by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy that bacterial surface properties affect diffusion of nanoparticles through the biofilm matrix.
Senesi Sonia - - 2010
When propagated on solid surfaces, Bacillus cereus can produce differentiated swarm cells under a wide range of growth conditions. This behavioural versatility is ecologically relevant, since it allows this bacterium to adapt swarming to environmental changes. Swarming by B. cereus is medically important: swarm cells are more virulent and particularly prone ...
Hebert Colin G - - 2010
In order to control the behavior of bacteria present at the surface of human epithelial cells, we have created a biological "nanofactory" construct that "coats" the epithelial cells and "activates" the surface to produce the bacterial quorum sensing signaling molecule, autoinducer-2 (AI-2). Specifically, we demonstrate directed modulation of signaling among ...
Poole Anthony M - - 2011
An archaeal origin of eukaryotes is often equated with the engulfment of the bacterial ancestor of mitochondria by an archaeon. Such an event is problematic in that it is not supported by archaeal cell biology. We show that placing phylogenetic results within a stem-and-crown framework eliminates such incompatibilities, and that ...
Premanathan Mariappan - - 2011
Nanoparticles are increasingly recognized for their utility in biological applications including nanomedicine. The present study investigated the toxicity of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles toward prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Cytotoxicity of ZnO to mammalian cells was studied using human myeloblastic leukemia cells (HL60) and normal peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). Antibacterial ...
Melamed Sahar - - 2011
The last decade has witnessed a significant increase in interest in whole-cell biosensors for diverse applications, as well as a rapid and continuous expansion of array technologies. The combination of these two disciplines has yielded the notion of whole-cell array biosensors. We present a potential manifestation of this idea by ...
Teramoto Jun - - 2010
Laboratory cultures of a single species of bacteria harboring the same genetic background include heterogeneous cell populations, each differing in apparent morphology and physiology, as found in natural environments. To get insights into difference in the genome expression between individual cells, we constructed various types of the cell chip for ...
Yang Cheenou - - 2010
This study investigated the effect of SWCNTs' length on their antimicrobial activity to bacterial cells in suspensions. Three different lengths of SWCNTs (<1 μm, 1-5 μm, and ∼5 μm) were tested. At same weight concentration, longer SWCNTs exhibited stronger antimicrobial activity. The fluorescence and SEM images revealed that the longer ...
Dukovcic Stephanie R - - 2010
Chromatophore cells have been investigated as potential biodetectors for function-based detection of chemically and biologically toxic substances. Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (chinook salmon) melanophores, a chromatophore cell type containing brown pigment, rapidly detect the salmonid pathogens Aeromonas salmonicida, Yersinia ruckeri, and Flavobacterium psychrophilum and the human pathogen Bacillus cereus.
Kinnunen Paivo P The University of Michigan, Department of Chemistry, 930 N. University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055, USA. - - 2011
Continuous growth of individual bacteria has been previously studied by direct observation using optical imaging. However, optical microscopy studies are inherently diffraction limited and limited in the number of individual cells that can be continuously monitored. Here we report on the use of the asynchronous magnetic bead rotation (AMBR) sensor, ...
Shen Da-Kang - - 2010
Type III secretion systems (T3SSs) are key determinants of virulence in many Gram-negative bacterial pathogens. Upon cell contact, they inject effector proteins directly into eukaryotic cells through a needle protruding from the bacterial surface. Host cell sensing occurs through a distal needle "tip complex," but how this occurs is not ...
Rechavi Oded - - 2010
Non-cell-autonomous proteins are incorporated into cells that form tight contacts or are invaded by bacteria, but identifying the full repertoire of transferred proteins has been a challenge. Here we introduce a quantitative proteomics approach to sort out non-cell-autonomous proteins synthesized by other cells or intracellular pathogens. Our approach combines stable-isotope ...
Fenton A K - - 2010
The Bdellovibrio are miniature "living antibiotic" predatory bacteria which invade, reseal, and digest other larger Gram-negative bacteria, including pathogens. Nutrients for the replication of Bdellovibrio bacteria come entirely from the digestion of the single invaded bacterium, now called a bdelloplast, which is bound by the original prey outer membrane. Bdellovibrio ...
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