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Kataoka Ken - - 2010
REIC/Dkk-3 was first identified as a down-regulated gene in a number of human immortalized cells and human tumor-derived cell lines. Overexpression of the REIC/Dkk-3 gene using an adenovirus vector (Ad-REIC) has showed a potent selective therapeutic effect on various human cancers through induction of ER stress. Furthermore, we recently showed ...
Tan Rachel H H - - 2010
To measure the ascorbic acid (AA) concentration in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and cellular glutathione peroxidase (cGPx) activity in RBCs and WBCs from peripherally obtained blood and in cells from BALF to determine whether differences existed between the 2 major redox systems in recurrent airway obstruction (RAO)-affected and -nonaffected (control) ...
Houghton Peter J - - 2010
Treatment with the nucleoside analog cytarabine has been shown to mimic changes in gene expression associated with downregulation of the EWS-FLI1 oncogene in Ewing sarcoma cell lines, selectively inhibit their growth in vitro, and cause tumor regression in athymic nude mice. For this report cytarabine was studied in vitro against ...
Choi Chang Won - - 2010
Recent progress in neonatal medicine has enabled survival of many extremely low-birth-weight infants. Prenatal steroids, surfactants, and non-invasive ventilation have helped reduce the incidence of the classical form of bronchopulmonary dysplasia characterized by marked fibrosis and emphysema. However, a new form of bronchopulmonary dysplasia marked by arrest of alveolarization remains ...
Grymula Katarzyna - - 2010
We have demonstrated that the α-chemokine stromal-derived factor (SDF)-1-CXCR4 axis plays an important role in rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) metastasis. With the recent description of CXCR7, a new receptor for SDF-1 that also binds the interferon-inducible T-cell α chemoattractant (ITAC) chemokine, we became interested in the role of the CXCR7-SDF-1/ITAC axis in ...
Imai Hisao - - 2010
L-type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT1) is highly expressed in various human neoplasms. Antitumor activity of inhibiting LAT1 was analyzed in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Expression of LAT1 mRNA in 54 lung cancer cell lines was examined by RT-PCR. An inhibitor of LAT1, 2-aminobicyclo-(2,2,1)-heptane-2-carboxylic acid (BCH), was administered to ...
Li Li-Ping - - 2010
Subcellular proteomics was used to compare the protein profiles between human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells and human bronchial epithelial (HBE) cells. In total, 106 differential proteins were identified and the altered expression levels of partial identified proteins were confirmed by Western blot analysis. Importantly, pathway analysis and biological validation revealed ...
Thurnherr Tina - - 2011
The close resemblance of carbon nanotubes to asbestos fibers regarding their high aspect ratio, biopersistence and reactivity increases public concerns on the widespread use of these materials. The purpose of this study was not only to address the acute adverse effects of industrially produced multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) on human ...
Miglino N - - 2011
Reduced translation of CEBPA mRNA has been associated with increased proliferation of bronchial smooth muscle (BSM) cells of asthma patients. Here, we assessed the effect of house dust mite (HDM) extracts on the cell proliferation ([(3)H]-thymidine incorporation), inflammation (interleukin (IL)-6 release) and upstream translation regulatory proteins of CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein (C/EBP)α ...
Loukeris Kristina - - 2010
Fine needle aspirations biopsies, CT-guided and endobronchial ultrasound-guided, as a mode of diagnosing and/or staging lung carcinoma, are becoming more frequent. Also, there is greater necessity for classification of lung cancers into subcategories of squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma for appropriate management. Cytomorphology, based on smears alone, allows this classification ...
Yuan Bifeng - - 2010
Thiopurines are effective immunosuppressants and anticancer agents. However, the long-term use of thiopurines was found to be associated with a significantly increased risk of various types of cancer. To date, the specific mechanism(s) underlying the carcinogenicity associated with thiopurine treatment remain(s) unclear. Herein, we constructed duplex pTGFP-Hha10 shuttle vectors carrying ...
Lu Hong-Yan - - 2011
Hyperoxia exposure is a significant risk factor for the impaired alveolarization characteristic of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Type II alveolar epithelial cells (AECIIs) may serve as "alveolar stem cells" to transdifferentiate into type I alveolar epithelial cells (AECIs). Here, we show that hyperoxia is capable of inducing transdifferentiation of AECIIs in premature ...
Kastner Pierre Edouard - - 2011
Formaldehyde (HCHO) is a common indoor air pollutant. To assess its potential role and mechanism of action in asthma, we exposed the bronchial epithelial cell lines Calu-3 and 16HBE to HCHO (70-7000 μM) according to two exposure schedules (30 min and 24 h), before measuring cell viability, necrosis and apoptosis, ...
Chang Henry L - - 2011
Given the fact that Mullerian Inhibiting Substance (MIS) causes complex remodeling of the urogenital ridge and regression of the Mullerian ducts during male embryonic development, we examined whether MIS could affect similar cell properties such as migration and invasion that could contribute ultimately to micro-metastasis of cancers arising from Mullerian ...
Shiau Cheng-Kai - - 2011
Cell line identification is emerging as an essential method for every cell line user in research community to avoid using misidentified cell lines for experiments and publications. IGRhCellID (http://igrcid.ibms.sinica.edu.tw) is designed to integrate eight cell identification methods including seven methods (STR profile, gender, immunotypes, karyotype, isoenzyme profile, TP53 mutation and ...
Tsubota Yoshiaki - - 2010
Laminin gamma2 chain is a subunit of the heterotrimeric basement membrane protein laminin-332 (alpha3beta3gamma2). The gamma2 chain is highly expressed by human cancers at the invasion fronts and this expression correlates with poor prognosis of the cancers. Our previous study showed that the gamma2 chain is expressed as a monomer ...
Diaz-Romero Jose - - 2010
We have investigated the use of hierarchical clustering of flow cytometry data to classify samples of conventional central chondrosarcoma, a malignant cartilage forming tumor of uncertain cellular origin, according to similarities with surface marker profiles of several known cell types. Human primary chondrosarcoma cells, articular chondrocytes, mesenchymal stem cells, fibroblasts, ...
Sano Yasuteru - - 2010
The breakdown of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) has been considered to be a key step in the disease process of a number of neurological disorders such as cerebral ischemia and Alzheimer's disease. Many in vitro BBB models derived from animal tissues have been established to elucidate the mechanism of BBB ...
Hartsuiker Liesbeth - - 2010
The Her2/neu proto-oncogene is amplified in 25 to 30 percent of human primary breast carcinomas. The roles of Her2/neu have been reported before in literature, showing different relations to intracellular lipid composition. Here, we use Raman microspectroscopic imaging to reveal the chemical composition of single live cells from breast carcinoma ...
Giricz Orsi - - 2011
Proteolytic enzymes play fundamental roles in many biological processes. Members of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family have been shown to take part in processes crucial in disease progression. The current study used the ExcelArray Human MMP/TIMP Array to quantify MMP and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP) production in the lysates ...
Doi Takefumi - - 2011
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) has a poor prognosis and is a treatment resistant tumor, which is increasing in frequency throughout the world. The poor prognosis is due to the aggressive local invasiveness rather than distant metastasis. In this study, we established a cell line of malignant mesothelioma from a clinical ...
Higgins Samantha C - - 2010
Cell culture and the use of cell lines are often fundamental requirements in basic scientific research. It is of the utmost importance for researchers to ensure that the cell lines in use have a well defined origin and are routinely re-analysed to highlight possible areas of contamination. In this preliminary ...
Xu Cheng-ping - - 2010
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are involved in tumor neovascularization with undefined mechanisms. In this study, we explored the role of formylpeptide receptor, a G protein-coupled receptor, expressed by human malignant glioma cells in neovascularization of malignant glioma. EPCs were isolated from human umbilical cord blood and their migratory capability and ...
Nims Raymond W - - 2010
The role of cell authentication in biomedical science has received considerable attention, especially within the past decade. This quality control attribute is now beginning to be given the emphasis it deserves by granting agencies and by scientific journals. Short tandem repeat (STR) profiling, one of a few DNA profiling technologies ...
Steele Stacy L - - 2010
Recently, the use of overexpression of telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) has led to the generation of immortalized human cell lines. However, this cell immortalization approach has not been reported in well-differentiated mouse cells, such as renal epithelial cells. We sought to establish and then characterize a mouse collecting duct cell ...
Mizrachy-Schwartz Sarit - - 2010
We explored the crosstalk between protein degradation and synthesis in cancer cells. The tumorigenic cell line, MCF7, showed enhanced proteasome activity compared to the nontumorigenic line, MCF10A. Although there was no difference in the sensitivity of MCF7 and MCF10A cells to proteasome inhibition in complete growth medium, combining proteasome inhibition ...
Wan Guanglun - - 2010
Analysis of the hematopoietic system has shown that bone marrow stem cells contain a subpopulation that effluxes the DNA binding dye, Hoechst 33342, out of the cell membrane. These cells are called side population (SP) cells and have been shown to have stem cell characteristics. SP cells have already been ...
Bundscherer Annika - - 2010
Beyond their primary field of application some well-established drugs exhibit antitumour effects in a variety of cancers. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the COX2 inhibitor celecoxib and the mTOR antagonist rapamycin on angiosarcoma cell lines. Cell proliferation was measured in ASM, ISOS 1 and ...
Li Ping - - 2010
Genetic manipulation of porcine genome to produce genetically modified pigs with high efficiency has been hampered by the unavailability of an ideal cell type. The cell type currently used for various genetic manipulations is fetal fibroblasts. These cells have very limited life span in culture, and efficiency of gene targeting ...
Best O Giles - - 2010
Inhibitors of heat-shockprotein 90 (Hsp90) have been proposed as a novel therapeutic option for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL), particularly as their mechanism of action appears independent of mutations of ATM or TP53. We investigated the activity of a novel Hsp90 inhibitor, SNX7081, against a panel of eight haematological cell lines ...
Uraki Ryuta - - 2010
Macrophages, especially follicular dendritic cells, contribute to the pathogenesis of prion diseases by accumulating an abnormal isoform of prion protein (PrPSc), which is converted from the cellular isoform of prion protein (PrPC). As information on the function of PrPC in macrophages is limited, we have established a prion protein (PrP) ...
Han Hyuk-Soo - - 2010
We undertook this study to characterize changes in the proliferative capacities, chondrogenic phenotypes, and gene expression profiles of human synovium-derived progenitor cells from osteoarthritic patients during in vitro expansion. Cells isolated from osteoarthritic synovia were cultured, and growth rates during serial passages were evaluated. Surface molecule expressions were determined by ...
Feng Minhua - - 2011
Deleted in liver cancer-1(DLC-1) gene expression is frequently down-regulated or deleted in many types of human cancer. To evaluate whether DLC-1 could be a therapeutic target for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), we examined the expressions of DLC-1 in Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) cell lines and tested the effects of DLC-1 on cellular ...
Mishra Baijayantimala - - 2010
Cell culture is the most popular method of virus propagation because of its high sensitivity. However, the need of high cost liquid nitrogen for storage of cell lines is one of the main limiting factor for its widespread use in developing countries. The present study was therefore carried out to ...
Pashaiasl Maryam - - 2010
The generation of embryonic stem cell (ESC) lines from parthenogenetically activated oocytes can provide transplantable cells, which are immunocompatible for the oocyte donors as well as an invaluable tool for genetic engineering and epigenetic studies. We report the efficient isolation of eight putative bovine parthenogenetic embryonic stem cell (bpESC) lines ...
Samarghandian Saeed - - 2010
Saffron is harvested from the dried, dark red stigmas of Crocus sativus flowers. It is used as a spice for flavoring and coloring food as a perfume. It is often used for treating several diseases. We investigated the potential of the ethanolic extract of saffron to induce antiproliferative and cytotoxic ...
Bilban M - - 2010
Invasive, extravillous trophoblasts (EVT) of the human placenta are critically involved in successful pregnancy outcome since they remodel the uterine spiral arteries to increase blood flow and oxygen delivery to the placenta and the developing fetus. To gain more insights into their biological role different primary cell culture models are ...
Ou-Yang Z L - - 2010
A new marine fish cell line, EAGL, derived from the liver of red-spotted grouper Epinephelus akaara was established and characterized. The cells multiplied well in minimum essential medium (MEM) supplemented with 10% foetal bovine serum (FBS) at temperatures between 25 and 30° C. The growth rate of this cell line ...
Echeverría Claudia I - - 2010
The taeniid tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus is the causative agent of echinococcal disease, a major zoonosis with worldwide distribution. Several efforts to establish an in vitro model of E. granulosus have been undertaken; however, many of them have been designed for Echinococcus multilocularis. In the present study, we have described and ...
Audebert M - - 2010
The development of in vitro genotoxic assays as an alternative method to animal experimentation is of growing interest in the context of the implementation of new regulations on chemicals. However, extrapolation of toxicity data from in vitro systems to in vivo models is hampered by the fact that in vitro ...
Sughrue Michael E - - 2010
Alteration of tumor cell growth kinetics is the goal of nearly all current or proposed therapies for human neoplasms. The adenosine triphosphate (ATP) chemiluminescent assay has been used for some time as a surrogate marker of in vitro cell growth. Here we present data showing that three human glioblastoma cell ...
Singh Sanjay K - - 2010
Replying to: H. F. Jørgensen & A. G. Fisher 467, doi:10.1038/nature09305 (2010)Jørgensen and Fisher suggest that the discrepancy with our results could be attributable to our use of E14Tg2a (or its derivatives, such as OS25) rather than E14Tg2a.4 as the parental control line for the REST(+/-) cells (YHC and RRC). ...
Zhang Q-B - - 2011
Esophageal cancer exhibits an uneven geographical distribution strikingly, resulting in focal endemic high-incidence areas in several countries worldwide including China, which might be associated with the environmental and genetic risk factors in those areas. Permanent cancer cell lines are invaluable tools in understanding the biology of cancers and experimental therapeutics. ...
Porter Alison J - - 2010
Transfectants with a wide range of cellular phenotypes are obtained during the process of cell line generation. For the successful manufacture of a therapeutic protein, a means is required to identify a cell line with desirable growth and productivity characteristics from this phenotypically wide-ranging transfectant population. This identification process is ...
Gómez M C - - 2010
The domestic cat is a focal mammalian species that is used as a model for developing assisted reproductive technologies for preserving endangered cats and for studying human diseases. The generation of stable characterized cat embryonic stem cells (ESC) lines to use as donor nuclei may help to improve the efficiency ...
Jones D H A - - 2010
This paper considers the history of Shenton's line.
Kulkeaw Kasem - - 2010
Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells were originally generated from somatic cells by ectopic expression of four transcription factor genes: Oct3/4, Sox2, Klf4 and c-Myc. Currently, iPS cell lines differ in tissue origin, the combination of factors used to construct them, the method of gene delivery and expression of pluripotency markers. ...
Tsui Ivy F L - - 2010
Cell lines are invaluable model systems for the investigation of cancer. Knowledge of the molecular alterations that exist within cell models is required to define the mechanisms governing cellular phenotypes. Five tongue squamous cell carcinomas cell lines and 1 submaxillary salivary gland epidermoid carcinoma cell line were analyzed for copy ...
Chuang Cheng-Keng - - 2010
This study reports an initial analysis of an EBV-infected B cell line (TCC36B), established from an urothelial carcinoma (UC) lesion of the renal pelvis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cytofluorometric and G-banding analyses were performed for phenotyping and cytogenetics. PCR was used to detect EBV DNA, and sequence analysis to investigate mutations ...
Porter Alison J - - 2010
Manufacture of recombinant proteins from mammalian cell lines requires the use of bioreactor systems at scales of up to 20,000 L. The cost and complexity of such systems can prohibit their extensive use during the process to construct and select the manufacturing cell line. It is therefore common practice to ...
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