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Jia Ling-Fei LF Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, Beijing 100081, China; Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, Beijing 100081, - - 2014
miR-29b has been implicated in various cancers. However, the role of miR-29b in tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the role of miR-29b in TSCC progression. The expression of miR-29b was analyzed in TSCC tissues and cells. Functional studies were performed in TSCC cells. ...
Yu Qilin Q Key Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology and Technology, Ministry of Education, Department of Microbiology, Nankai University, Tianjin, PR - - 2014
Candida albicans is an important opportunistic pathogen, causing both superficial mucosal infections and life-threatening systemic diseases. Iron acquisition is an important factor for pathogen-host interaction, and also a significant element for the pathogenicity of this organism. Ferric reductases, which convert ferric iron into ferrous iron, are important components of the ...
Canović Elizabeth P EP Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston MA, - - 2014
Local intracellular variations of cell mechanical properties, which are essential for vital cellular functions, have not been well characterized and are poorly understood. Here, we used results from our previous biomechanical imaging study to obtain relationships between intracellular shear modulus and prestress. We found that the subcellular shear modulus vs. ...
Sancho Rocio R Mammalian Genetics Laboratory, Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, Lincoln's Inn Fields Laboratories, 44, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LY, - - 2014
The adult pancreas is capable of limited regeneration after injury but has no defined stem cell population. The cell types and molecular signals that govern the production of new pancreatic tissue are not well understood. Here, we show that inactivation of the SCF-type E3 ubiquitin ligase substrate recognition component Fbw7 ...
Peng Gang G Department of Head and Neck Cancer, Cancer Center of Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430022, P.R. - - 2014
The primary treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is radiotherapy, with or without concurrent chemotherapy. However, resistance to radiotherapy is not uncommon. The aim of the present study was to establish a radioresistant NPC cell line to study the molecular mechanisms of radioresistance by measuring the expression of cell cycle control ...
Podkowa Monika M Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, Cell Biology - - 2014
Comment on: Lubanska D and Porter LA. The atypical cell cycle regulator Spy1 suppresses differentiation of the neuroblastoma stem cell population. Oncoscience. 2014; 1: 336-348.
Baker Richard M RM Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA Syracuse Biomaterials Institute, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, - - 2014
Understanding single and collective cell motility in model environments is foundational to many current research efforts in biology and bioengineering. To elucidate subtle differences in cell behaviour despite cell-to-cell variability, we introduce an algorithm for tracking large numbers of cells for long time periods and present a set of physics-based ...
Abouchar Laurent L Joseph Henry Laboratories of Physics, and Lewis Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, - - 2014
Developmental processes in multicellular organisms occur in fluctuating environments and are prone to noise, yet they produce complex patterns with astonishing reproducibility. We measure the left-right and inter-individual precision of bilaterally symmetric fly wings across the natural range of genetic and environmental conditions and find that wing vein patterns are ...
Chen Yan Y Department of Neurology, Zhongnan Hospital, Wuhan University, No. 169 Donghu Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan, 430071, - - 2014
Glucose is a necessary source of energy for sustaining cell activities and homeostasis in the brain. Enhanced glucose uptake protects cells during energy depletion including brain ischemia. Astrocytes enhance their glucose uptake during ischemia to supply substrates to neurons and thus support neuronal survival. Radiolabeled substrates are commonly used for ...
Nakamachi Tomoya T Department of Anatomy, Showa University School of Medicine, 1-5-8 Hatanodai, Shinagawa-Ku, Tokyo, 142-8555, - - 2014
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a pleiotropic neuropeptide considered to be a potent regulator of astrocytes. It has been reported that PACAP also affects astrocytoma cell properties, but the proliferative effects of this peptide in previous reports were inconsistent. The purpose of this study was to search for correlations ...
Fichter Christiane D CD Department of Pathology, University Medical Center, Breisacherstrasse 115A, 79106, Freiburg, - - 2014
ErbB family receptor tyrosine kinases (ErbBs) play a role in cell adhesion and migration and are frequently overexpressed in esophageal squamous cell carcinomas (ESCCs) or esophageal adenocarcinomas (EACs). Targeting ErbBs by tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) may therefore limit esophageal cancer cell migration. Here, we studied the impact of TKIs on ...
Gagliano Teresa T Section of Endocrinology, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Ferrara, Via A. Moro, 8, 44124, Ferrara, - - 2014
Mitotane is currently employed as adjuvant therapy as well as in the medical treatment of adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC), alone or in combination with chemotherapeutic agents. It was previously demonstrated that mitotane potentiates chemotherapeutic drugs cytotoxicity in cancer cells displaying chemoresistance due to P-glycoprotein (P-gp), an efflux pump involved in cancer ...
Kim Si Hyoung SH Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Republic of - - 2014
The effect of 17-allylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamycin (17-AAG), an hsp90 inhibitor, alone or in combination with paclitaxel on survival of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) was evaluated. In 8505C and CAL62 cells, after treatment of 17-AAG, cell viability decreased, and the percentage of dead cells increased. 17-AAG did not cause cleavage of caspase-3 protein, ...
Kobayashi Keisuke K Department of Pharmacy, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kitasato University, Tokyo, - - 2014
Marine-derived Streptomyces sp. OPMA00072 was found to produce inhibitors of the synthesis of neutral lipids in a cell-based assay using Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. A new 16-membered macrolide named bafilomycin L (BFL) (1) was isolated along with the known structurally related bafilomycin C1 (BFC1) (3) from the culture broth ...
Ostrovskaya Rita U - - 2014
BackgroundNoopept (N-phenyl-acetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester) was constructed as a dipeptide analog of the standard cognition enhancer, piracetam. Our previous experiments have demonstrated the cognition restoring effect of noopept in several animal models of Alzheimer disease (AD). Noopept was also shown to prevent ionic disbalance, excitotoxicity, free radicals and pro-inflammatory cytokines accumulation, ...
Cepko Connie C Departments of Genetics and Ophthalmology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, - - 2014
Lineage studies conducted in the retina more than 25 years ago demonstrated the multipotency of retinal progenitor cells (RPCs). The number and types of cells produced by individual RPCs, even from a single time point in development, were found to be highly variable. This raised the question of whether this ...
Burnette M M Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA. - - 2014
Drosophila cell culture is used as a model system with multiple applications including the identification of new therapeutic targets in screens, the study of conserved signal transduction pathway mechanisms, and as an expression system for recombinant proteins. However, in vitro methods for Drosophila cell and organ cultures are relatively undeveloped. ...
Chang Chia-Wen CW Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 11529, Taiwan. - - 2014
This paper reports a polydimethylsiloxane-polycarbonate (PDMS-PC) hybrid microfluidic device capable of performing cell culture under combinations of chemical and oxygen gradients. The microfluidic device is constructed of two PDMS layers with microfluidic channel patterns separated by a thin PDMS membrane. The top layer contains an embedded PC film and a ...
Lv Siliu S Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao 266101, P. R. China. pangsp@qibebt.ac.cn - - 2014
Formamidinium (FA) lead triiodide perovskite with chlorine addition (NH2CH[double bond, length as m-dash]NH2PbI(3-x)Clx) is employed as a light harvester in mesoscopic solar cells for the first time. It is demonstrated that a phase-pure FAPbI(3-x)Clx perovskite layer can be synthesized using a one-step solution-process at 140 °C, and the resultant solar ...
Song Tianran T Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nanjing, China ; - - 2014
A variety of diseases may lead to hysterectomies or uterine injuries, which may form a scar and lead to infertility. Due to the limitation of native materials, there are few effective methods to treat such damages. Tissue engineering combines cell and molecular biology with materials and mechanical engineering to replace ...
Mazzawi T T 1] Section for Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Stord Hospital, Stord, Norway [2] Section for Gastroenterology, Institute of Medicine, Bergen University, Bergen, - - 2014
Background/objectives:The gastric endocrine cells in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) tend to normalize following dietary guidance. The aim of the present study was to identify the gastric endocrine cell types that are changed following such dietary guidance.Subjects/methods:Fourteen IBS patients and 14 healthy subjects were included in the study. Patients ...
Yamamoto Hideaki H Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University, 1-6-1 Nishi-waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan. Nanotechnology Research Center, Waseda University, 513 Waseda Tsurumaki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0041, - - 2014
We demonstrate a novel application of TiO2 photocatalysis for modifying the cell affinity of a scaffold surface in a cell-culture environment. An as-deposited octadecyltrichlorosilane self-assembled monolayer (OTS SAM) on TiO2 was found to be hydrophobic and stably adsorbed serum albumins that blocked subsequent adsorption of other proteins and cells. Upon ...
Wang Zhanhui Z Hepatology Unit and Department of Infectious Diseases, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, 510515, - - 2014
The molecular cochaperone CDC37 regulates the activities of multiple protein kinases, and is an attractive broad-spectrum target in many types of cancers in which it is over-expressed. This study investigates the anti-tumor effects of inhibiting CDC37 in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A total of 91 patients were enrolled for CDC37 ...
Izumi Hideki H Division of Cancer Therapeutics, Research Institute for Clinical Oncology, Saitama Cancer Center - - 2014
Asymmetric cell division (ACD) is a physiological process during development and tissue homeostasis. ACD produces two unequal daughter cells; one has stem/progenitor cell activity and the other has potential for differentiation. Recent studies showed that misregulation of the balance between self-renewal and differentiation by ACD may lead to tumorigenesis in ...
Kelwick Richard R School of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Research Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, - - 2014
The ADAMTS proteinases are a family of secreted, matrix-associated enzymes that have diverse roles in the regulation of tissue organization and vascular homeostasis. Several of the 19 human family members have been identified as having either tumour promoting or suppressing roles. We previously demonstrated that decreased ADAMTS15 expression correlated with ...
Tsui Ho-Ching T HC Department of Biology, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN - - 2014
The relative localization patterns of class B penicillin-binding proteins Pbp2x and Pbp2b were used as positional indicators of septal and peripheral (side-wall-like) peptidoglycan (PG) synthesis, respectively, in the midcell regions of Streptococcus pneumoniae cells at different stages of division. We confirm that Pbp2x and Pbp2b are essential in the strain ...
Zhang Kun K College of Life Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, P. R. - - 2014
In this study, we explored the mechanism of the killing effects of a moderate-intensity static magnetic field (SMF) and cisplatin (DDP) on K562 cells. We analyzed the metabolic activity of cells, the extracellular DDP content, and P-glycoprotein (P-gp) expression after K562 cells were exposed continuously to a uniform 8.8 mT SMF ...
Wang Lijun L Harbin Medical - - 2014
We used primary mouse corneal epithelial cells (pMCE) to examine the role of Kcnj10 in determining membrane K(+) conductance and cell membrane potential, and in regulating EGF/TGFA release. Western blot, immunostaining and RT-PCR detected the expression of Kcnj10 in mouse cornea. The single channel recording identified the 20 pS inwardly ...
Ma Xuefei X Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institutes of Health; Bethesda, MD - - 2014
Three different genes each located on a different chromosome encode the heavy chains of nonmuscle myosin II in humans and mice. This review explores the functional consequences of the presence of three isoforms during embryonic development and beyond. The roles of the various isoforms in cell division, cell-cell adhesion, blood ...
Krüger Nadine N Institute of Virology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Hannover, - - 2014
Henipaviruses are associated with pteropodid reservoir hosts. The glycoproteins G and F of an African henipavirus (strain M74) have been reported to induce syncytium formation in kidney cells derived from a Hypsignathus monstrosus bat (HypNi/1.1), but not in the non-chiropteran cells BHK-21 and Vero76. Here we show that syncytia are ...
Pacheco Jorge M JM Departamento de Matemática e Aplicações , Universidade do Minho , Braga 4710-057 , Portugal ; Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental , Universidade do Minho , Braga 4710-057 , Portugal ; ATP-Group, CMAF , Instituto para a Investigação Interdisciplinar , Lisboa 1649-003 , - - 2014
The accumulation of somatic mutations, to which the cellular genome is permanently exposed, often leads to cancer. Analysis of any tumour shows that, besides the malignant cells, one finds other 'supporting' cells such as fibroblasts, immune cells of various types and even blood vessels. Together, these cells generate the microenvironment ...
Felser Andrea A Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland; Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel, - - 2014
Benzbromarone is uricosuric, structurally related to amiodarone and a known mitochondrial toxicant. The aim of the current study was to improve our understanding in the molecular mechanisms of benzbromarone-associated hepatic mitochondrial toxicity. In HepG2 cells and primary human hepatocytes, ATP levels started to decrease in the presence of 25-50μM benzbromarone ...
Ahlberg Sebastian S Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, - - 2014
Bacterial infections decreased considerably after the discovery of antibiotics. Nevertheless, because of the rising rate of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains, the search for new bactericidal agents has again become a crucial topic in clinical medicine. Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) have a huge potential in dermatology and wound care management ...
Medan Violeta V Dept. de Fisiología y Biología Molecular y Celular, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Intendente Guiraldes 2160, Buenos Aires 1428, Argentina; Instituto de Fisiología, Biología Molecular y Neurociencias, CONICET, Argentina. Electronic address: - - 2014
The Mauthner-cell (M-cell) system of teleost fish has a long history as an experimental model for addressing a wide range of neurobiological questions. Principles derived from studies on this system have contributed significantly to our understanding at multiple levels, from mechanisms of synaptic transmission and synaptic plasticity to the concepts ...
Shen Baixin B Department of Urology, Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, - - 2014
To investigate the role and therapeutic potential of Nuclear factor erythroid-related factor 2 (Nrf2) in oxidative stress induced by di-N-butylphthalate (DBP) in testicular Leydig cells. Levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and Nrf2 in testicles from offspring of mice fed with DBP were studied. Basal ROS and Nrf2 level in ...
Wijdeven Ruud H RH Division of Cell Biology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066CX Amsterdam, The - - 2014
Chemical biology is a young and rapidly developing scientific field. In this field, chemistry is inspired by biology to create various tools to monitor and modulate biochemical and cell biological processes. Chemical contributions such as small-molecule inhibitors and activity-based probes (ABPs) can provide new and unique insights into previously unexplored ...
Ishitsuka Asako A Department of Dermatology, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu 501-1194, - - 2014
Sphingosine kinase (SK), a key enzyme in sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) synthesis, is known to be overexpressed in various types of cancer cells. The effects of anticancer agents on SK1/S1P signaling have not yet been fully assessed in melanoma cells. In the present study, we investigated the effects of the combination of ...
Bu Qiang Q Department of Urology, Danyang People's Hospital, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, P.R. - - 2014
Alterations in microRNA (miRNA) expression have been shown to be involved in the tumor response to chemotherapy. However, the possible role of miR‑101 in cisplatin sensitivity in human bladder cancer cells remains unclear. In this study, quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting were utilized to determine the expression profiles ...
Milowska Katarzyna K Department of General Biophysics, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, 141/143 Pomorska Street, 90-236 Lodz, - - 2014
We have investigated whether polyamidoamine (PAMAM), phosphorus (pd) and viologen-phosphorus (vpd) dendrimers can prevent damage to embryonic mouse hippocampal cells (mHippoE-18) caused by rotenone, which is used as a pesticide, insecticide, and as a nonselective piscicide, that works by interfering with the electron transport chain in mitochondria. Several basic aspects, ...
Xie Chengyao C Department of Pathology, The First Affiliated Hospital and College of Basic Medical Sciences of China Medical University, Shenyang, China; Institute of Pathology and Pathophysiology, China Medical University, Shenyang, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to investigate c-Myc and β-catenin-mediated drug resistance in A549/DDP lung adenocarcinoma cells. Cisplatin sensitivity was determined by the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) toxicity assay. β-Catenin and c-Myc protein expression following cisplatin treatment were determined using western blotting and immunofluorescence. Flow cytometry was performed to detect ...
Akopian Abram A http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2200-215X Department of Biological and Vision Sciences, State University of New York College of Optometry, New York, New York 10036, Department of Physiology & Neuroscience, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York - - 2014
Secondary cell death via gap junctions (GJs) plays a role in the propagation of neuronal loss under a number of degenerative disorders. Here, we examined the role of GJs in neuronal death in the retina, which has arguably the most diverse expression of GJs in the CNS. Initially, we induced ...
Priyaja P P National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi, 682016, - - 2014
Pyocyanin is a redox active phenazine pigment produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, with broad antibiotic activity having pharmacological, aquaculture, agriculture and industrial applications. In the present work cytotoxicity induced by pyocyanin is demonstrated in a human embryonic lung epithelial cell line (L-132), a rainbow trout gonad cell line (RTG-2) and a ...
Peiris Hassendrini N HN The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, Brisbane, - - 2014
Context: Myostatin is a highly conserved secretory protein that negatively regulates muscle development by affecting both proliferation and differentiation of muscle cells. In human placentae the expression of myostatin is negatively correlated with gestational age and in placental explants, myostatin acts to facilitate glucose uptake. Myostatin expression is known to ...
D'Amato C C Cattedra di Oncologia Medica, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Chirurgia, Università di Napoli "Federico II", Via S. Pansini 5, Napoli 80131, - - 2014
Background:Multiple lines of evidence support that the Hedgehog (Hh) signalling has a role in the maintenance and progression of different human cancers. Therefore, inhibition of the Hh pathway represents a valid anticancer therapeutic approach for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients. NVP-LDE225 is a Smoothened (Smo) antagonist that induces dose-related inhibition ...
Han S S Department of Neurosurgery, The First Hospital of China Medical University, Nanjing Street 155, Heping District, Shenyang 110001, - - 2014
Background:Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-2 (IGFBP-2) is significantly increased in the serum of patients with malignant gliomas. High plasma IGFBP-2 levels are correlated with poor prognosis in glioma patients. However, the exact role of exogenous IGFBP-2 in gliomas is unclear.Methods and results:Using the MTT cell viability assay, cell cycle analysis, ...
Pal Anoop K - - 2014
In vitro toxicity assessment of engineered nanomaterials (ENM), the most common testing platform for ENM, requires prior ENM dispersion, stabilization, and characterization in cell culture media. Dispersion inefficiencies and active aggregation of particles often result in polydisperse and multimodal particle size distributions. Accurate characterization of important properties of such polydisperse ...
Benitez Rafael R Department of Mathematics, University Center of Plasencia, University of Extremadura, Avda. Virgen del Puerto 2, 10600, Plasencia, - - 2014
This review reports on the use of the atomic force microscopy in the investigation of the mechanical properties of cells. It is shown that the technique is able to deliver information about the cell surface properties (e.g., topography), the Young modulus, the viscosity, and the cell the relaxation times. Another ...
Kroesen Bart-Jan BJ Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The - - 2014
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are instrumental to many aspects of immunity, including various levels of T-cell immunity. Over the last decade, crucial immune functions were shown to be regulated by specific miRNAs. These "immuno-miRs" regulate generic cell biological processes in T-cells, such as proliferation and apoptosis, as well as a number of ...
Do Kwangseok K Department of Advanced Materials Chemistry, Korea University Sejong Campus, Sejong-ro 2511, Sejong City 339-700, Republic of Korea. - - 2014
Novel star-shaped hole transporting materials with a triazine unit have been synthesized. When the new was used as a hole transporting material in perovskite solar cells, the power conversion efficiency reached 12.51% under AM 1.5 G (100 mW cm(-2)) illumination, showing competitive photovoltaic performance with the widely used based solar ...
Oda Yukako - - 2014
When the surface view of each epithelial cell is compared with a polygon, its sides correspond to cell-cell junctions, while its vertices correspond to tricellular contacts, whose roles in epithelial cell morphogenesis have not been well studied. Here, we show that tricellulin, which is localized at tricellular contacts, regulates F-actin ...
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