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Ahmadi Kazem - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The finding of sex steroid receptor protein in non classical reproductive tissues suggested the possibility that sex steroids may have a relevance to the immune system. MATERIAL/METHODS: The J111 cells were maintained in RPMI 1640 complete medium at 37 degrees C in 5% CO2 in air. Cells were resuspended ...
Wolski Katja M - - 2006
The actin-based cell-cell adherens junction (AJ) between the Sertoli cell and the germ cell in the mammalian testis is important not only in mechanical adhesion of the cells, but in the morphogenesis and differentiation of the germ cells. The Sertoli ectoplasmic specialization (ES), a specialized type of AJ, is associated ...
Aung Han H - - 2007
We previously observed that American ginseng berry and ginsenoside Re attenuated cisplatin-induced emesis in a rat model, suggesting that the herb may have a value in treating chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting. However, it is not clear whether consuming ginseng concurrently with chemotherapy affects the efficacy of chemotherapeutic agents. In this study, we ...
Lu Yanmei - - 2006
A cell-based ELISA using suspension WIL2 cells in 96-well format was previously developed for measuring relative binding affinities of humanized anti-CD20 variants. We further developed a new cell-binding assay that uses high binding capacity carbon electrode plates for rapid attachment of suspension WIL2 cells and electrochemiluminescence for detection. Compared to ...
Bitterle E - - 2006
The geometry of commercially available perfusion chambers designed for harbouring three membrane-based cell cultures was modified for reliable and dose-controlled air-liquid interface (ALI) exposures. Confluent A549 epithelial cells grown on membranes were integrated in the chamber system and supplied with medium from the chamber bottom. Cell viability was not impaired ...
Li H - - 2006
Recent studies showed that interleukin-8 (IL-8) played an important role in retinal neovascularization. In this study, the effects of genistein on the expression of IL-8 in the arising retinal pigment epithelia-19 cells were studied. The levels of IL-8 protein expression in supernatants were punctually detected by ELISA. When the cells ...
Ince Akif - - 2007
Local delivery of gentamicin is an accepted method of infection prophylaxis in the surgery of open fractures. However, the few reports of studies into the effect of locally applied gentamicin on osteoblasts used inadequate methods. In our study, we used the well-characterised C2C12 cell line with reproducible differentiation pathway into ...
Roiz Levava - - 2006
BACKGROUND: ACTIBIND is an Aspergillus niger extracellular ribonuclease (T2-ribonuclease [RNase]) that possesses actin-binding activity. In plants, ACTIBIND inhibits the elongation and alters the orientation of pollen tubes by interfering with the intracellular actin network. The question rose whether ACTIBIND can also affect mammalian cancer development. METHODS: Cell colony formation was ...
Suh In Soo - - 2006
This study proposes a novel double-region photobioreactor to simplify the commercial two-stage process of astaxanthin production by the cultivation of Haematococcus pluvialis. The feasibility of the double-region photobioreactor has been investigated and found to achieve high biomass yield in the inner core region and simultaneous astaxanthin accumulation in the outer ...
Teng Bao-Song - - 2006
Isorhamnetin, a flavonol aglycone, isolated from the traditional Chinese medicine Hippophae rhamnoides L., was investigated in its cytotoxicity and its influence on human hepatocellular carcinoma cells (BEL-7402). The cytotoxic effects of isorhamnetin showed dose- and time-dependency against BEL-7402 cells, with IC(50) equal to 74.4+/-1.13 microg ml(-1) after treatment with isorhamnetin ...
Simões, M.
From the assessment of the recovery capability of pseudomonas fluorescens atcc 13525t after exposure to several glutaraldehyde (gta) concentrations (100, 200 and 400 mg/l) and exposure times (1 and 2 hours), it was found that, for gta concentrations above 100 mg/l, whatever the exposure time, bacterial cells presented different growth ...
Jeong Jong Tae - - 2006
An active compound that inhibits cancer cells was isolated from the fruit of Prunus mume, and its structure and in vitro activities were characterized. The n-hexane fraction obtained from methanol extracts exhibited the strongest inhibitory effect on the growth of cancer cells. From the n-hexane fraction, a new compound named ...
Belin Virginie - - 2006
Laminin 5 is a multifunctional extracellular matrix protein, which supports epithelial cell adhesion through multiple cell binding sites. For elaborate studies, a 35 kDa fragment localized at the C-terminal extremity of the molecule, the LG4/5 fragment was recombinantly expressed in mammalian HEK293-EBNA cells. As the production of the LG4/5 fragment ...
Takafumi Nishizaki / Kohsuke ...
The effects of glycyrrhizin (GL) on cell proliferation, cell viability, and expression of cell-associated proteins, such as glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), vimentin and S-100 protein, were estimated using an ethylnitrosourea (ENU)-elicited rat glioma cell line (C6). Graded concentrations of GL, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 mg/ml, were added individully to ...
Shon Yun-Hee - - 2006
We investigated the effect of protein extract of Asterina pectinifera on the activity of 4 enzymes that may play a role in adenocarcinoma of the colon: quinone reductase (QR), glutathione S-transferase (GST), ornithine decarboxylase (ODC), and cyclooxygenase (COX)-2. QR and GST activity increased in HT-29 human colon adenocarcinoma cells increased ...
Bäuerle Tobias - - 2006
The extracellular bone matrix protein bone sialoprotein (BSP) is considered to play an important role in the pathogenesis of lytic skeletal lesions which are associated with severe morbidity in breast, prostate or lung cancer patients. In addition to in vitro studies, nude rats were implanted with 10(5) MDA-MB-231 cells transfected ...
Kim Mee Kum - - 2006
PURPOSE: To investigate methods of isolating putative corneal epithelial stem cells from cultured limbal tissue. METHODS: Three extraction techniques were compared to identify an efficient method of obtaining a large number of viable corneal epithelial stem cells from the limbus. Limbal tissues were extracted by incubation at 37 degrees C ...
Wang Ching-Chiung - - 2006
The dried rhizome of Bai Zhu (Atractylodes ovata) is widely used as a Chinese herbal medicine. Two sesquiterpenolides of similar structures (atractylenolide I, AT-I; atractylenolide III, AT-III) were isolated from dried rhizome of Atractylodes ovata. Incubation of AT-I with recombinant human Cu,Zn-superoxide dismutase (rhCu,Zn-SOD) resulted in rhCu,Zn-SOD fragmentations and Zn ...
McKeown Scott T W - - 2006
Alpha-defensin or human neutrophil peptide-1 (HNP1) is a neutrophil-derived antimicrobial peptide with cytotoxic effects towards cancer cells. Lactoferrin is also stored in human neutrophils and is a glycoprotein involved in mediating cytotoxicity towards tumour cells. This study investigated the sensitivity of normal oral keratinocyte and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) ...
Peng Chiung-Chi - - 2006
Bladder cancer has been cited to result from the neoplastic lesion with environmental and/or occupational factors identified as causatives. Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) is the most common type of bladder cancer. Most of the bladder cancer patients die from the invasive, metastatic TCC that has turned out to be resistant ...
Hou Jian - - 2006
This study was aimed to investigate whether 2-methoxyestradiol (2ME2) could exert effect of inducing differentiation on myeloma cells. A myeloma cell line CZ-1 secreting lambda light chain protein was used as an object of study. The CZ-1 cell morphology was observed by Wright's staining, the CD49e expression on cell surface ...
Stein Barry - - 2006
The influence of lectins on Cryptosporidium parvum oocyst agglutination and on attachment to both fixed Madin Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) cells and fixed HCT-8 (human colorectal epithelial) cells was examined. Oocyst cell wall characteristics were examined by transmission electron microscopy. Lectin-free oocysts were shown to adhere equally to both MDCK ...
Narayanan Raja - - 2006
PURPOSE: To study the toxicity of triamcinolone acetonide (Kenalog; Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Princeton, NJ) on retinal pigment epithelial (ARPE-19) and retinal neurosensory (R28) cells. METHODS: ARPE-19 and R28 were grown in tissue culture in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM) containing 10% fetal bovine serum. Cells were treated with 50, 100, and ...
Hisamura Fumie - - 2006
The nephrotoxicity induced by the immunosuppressive drug FK506 (tacrolimus or fujimycin), limits its usefulness in widespread application, and the underlying mechanism has not been completely understood. The primary targets of FK506 in the kidney are the proximal tubular epithelial cells. In this study, the protection of green tea extract against ...
Shaikh S - - 2006
To assess the effect of triamcinolone acetonide and preservative vehicle formulations on human retinal pigment epithelium (ARPE19) cells over a range of concentrations. Triamcinolone acetonide, in its trade and preservative free formulations, along with the preservative vehicle were added to ARPE19 cell cultures in various concentrations (0.01-1.0 mg/ml). Cell viability ...
Kasprzak, Agnieszka Joanna
ABSTRACT Thy-1 is being pursued as a model system for NMR studies of structure and dynamics of intact glycoproteins. However, the low expression yield of the Thy-1 EGFP glycoprotein in insect and mammalian cells has been an obstacle for these studies. The objective of the following studies is to increase ...
Müller Claudia I - - 2006
Over many centuries, herbal remedies have treated a variety of ailments. This empiric observational approach has produced a number of leads for formulated medicines. Ganoderma lucidum extract was screened for its anti-proliferative activity using a panel of 26 human cancer cell lines. The six most sensitive hematologic cell lines were: ...
Schultz, O.
Measurements of the dislocation density are compared with locally resolved measurements of carrier lifetime for p-type multicrystalline silicon. A correlation between dislocation density and carrier recombination was found: high carrier lifetimes (> 100 mu s) were only measured in areas with low dislocation density (< 10(5)cm(-2)), in areas of high ...
Mohr, A.
BICON is a two-stage concentrator system developed at Fraunhofer ISE which is one-axis tracked. The innovation of this one-axis tracked system is that it enables a high geometrical concentration of 300x in combination with a high optical efficiency (upto 78%) and a large acceptance angle of +/- 23 center dot ...
Denesiuk Lisa - - 2006
The purpose of this study was to validate a procedure for using red blood cell suspensions stored for up to 10 days in an immediate spin crossmatch. Ten group A and 10 group B SAG-M donor unit segments were opened on day 0. The red cells were divided into 2 ...
Gu Yu-Huan - - 2006
Twenty species of edible mushrooms and three purified mushroom polysaccharides were screened for their antitumor potential on human androgen-independent cancer PC-3 cells. A water-soluble extract (POE) prepared from the fresh oyster mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus produced the most significant cytotoxicity on PC-3 cells among the mushroom species tested. At the same ...
Levi Nicole - - 2006
We have developed a new method of application of C60 to cultured cells that does not require water-solubilization techniques. Normal and malignant cells take-up C60 and the inherent photoluminescence of C60 is detected within multiple cell lines. Treatment of cells with up to 200 microg/ml (200 ppm) of C60 does ...
Grande S - - 2006
Much attention has been devoted in the past to monitor changes of mobile lipid (ML) (1)H MRS signals in spectra of tumour cells. The purpose of this work is to exploit ML signals to provide information on cell metabolism after irradiation, comparing tumour cells characterised by different radiosensitivity and relating ...
Jeng Hueiwang Anna - - 2006
Along with existing and emerging use of nanoscale materials, growing concerns have arisen about their unintentional health and environmental impact. The objective of the ongoing study was to assess the toxicity profile of metal oxide nanoparticles proposed for use in industrial production methodology. Metal oxide nanoparticles used in this study ...
Chen Yong - - 2006
Human embryonic stem (hES) cells have the ability to differentiate into a variety of different cell lineages and potentially provide a source of differentiated cells for many therapeutic uses. Here we investigated an efficient method of hepatic differentiation from hES cells. A human ES cell line, KhES-1, was used and ...
Rumbold D G - - 2006
We began monitoring concentrations of both total mercury (THg) and methylmercury (MeHg) in surface water at Stormwater Treatment Area-2 (STA) on July 20, 2000. This 2602 hectare STA was constructed with three independent marshes to remove phosphorus from agricultural runoff and reduce eutrophication in the northern Everglades. However, there was ...
Gonnerman Krista N - - 2006
Segmental defects in long bones pose a clinical challenge in orthopaedic surgery. These defects often require multiple surgeries to achieve the desired bridging and union. Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) has been used extensively to facilitate regeneration in these large defects. The two important roles that BMP-2 has to play ...
Ferreira Verônica - - 2006
This work aims to evaluate cell recycle of a recombinant strain of Pichia pastoris GS115 on the Xylanase A (XynA) production of Thermomyces lanuginosus IOC-4145 in submerged fermentation. Fed-batch processes were carried out with methanol feeding at each 12 h and recycling cell at 24, 48, and 72 h. Additionally, ...
Hardy Tabitha - - 2006
With the growing number of bone-related traumas and the limitations of traditional bone repair, alternative methods of bone management must be investigated. Demineralized bone matrix protein (DBX) has been used to reconstruct bone. DBX, a type of demineralized bone matrix, is a combination of several different proteins including osteogenic protein-1 ...
Belcher Joyce - - 2006
Increasing osteoblast activity in an anabolic fashion may offer an ideal therapeutic treatment for various orthopedic complications including osteoporosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of mevinolin, a clinical statin drug, on osteoblast function (MG 63 Cell Line) and compare its mode of action with the ...
Beilin Benzion - - 2005
PURPOSE: The inhibitory effect of opioids on phagocytic cell capacity is well established. However, the effect of synthetic analgesics on this aspect of cell function is controversial. It was the aim of the study to compare the in vitro effect of tramadol with that of morphine on the engulfing ability ...
Sasaki T - - 2005
In this study, we designed an in vitro azoxymethane (AOM)-induced carcinogenesis model and analyzed the effect of deoxycholic acid (DCA) on growth, apoptosis, genotoxicity, and transformation of IEC6 intestinal cells. CYP2E1 production was confirmed in IEC6 cells. The growth of IEC6 cells was enhanced by DCA (100 microg/ml). However, IEC6 ...
Husseini Ghaleb A - - 2005
This notes examines the mode of cell death of HL-60 cells exposed to 70 kHz and 1.3 W/cm(2) ultrasound in the presence of 1% Pluronic P105 and 1.67 microg/ml doxorubicin (Dox). The cells were ultrasonicated for 30, 60, and 120 minutes. They were then lysed, electrophorised, stained using propidium iodide, ...
Gorenflo Volker M - - 2005
Automated monitoring of cell concentration in perfusion bioprocesses facilitates the maintenance of constant cell specific perfusion rates. However, most on-line measuring devices are relatively complex and foul as the culture progresses. A simple external optical sensor was developed using the transparent glass walls of acoustic separators for automated optical analysis ...
de Carvalho Carla C C R - - 2005
Carvone has previously been found to highly inhibit its own production at concentrations above 50 mM during conversion of a diastereomeric mixture of (-)-carveol by whole cells of Rhodococcus erythropolis. Adaptation of the cells to the presence of increasing concentrations of carveol and carvone in n-dodecane prior to biotransformation proved ...
Corbit Rebecca - - 2006
American ginseng root (Panax quinquefolius) has a number of purported therapeutic effects, including inhibition of cancer cell proliferation. The ability of environmentally relevant heavy metals to alter ginseng effects on cancer cell growth was the subject of this study. A water extract of American ginseng root was applied alone or ...
Koo Deog-Bon - - 2005
The present study was to investigate the effects of in vitro fertilization conditions on in vitro development and structural integrity of pig embryos. Porcine oocytes matured in vitro were co-incubated with four different spermatozoa concentrations (0.6 x 10(5), 1.2 x 10(5), 2.5 x 10(5) and 5 x 10(5) cells/ml) for ...
Ferreira Tiago B - - 2005
Adenoviruses are promising vectors for gene therapy and vaccination protocols. Consequently, the market demands for adenovirus are increasing, driving the search for new methodologies for large-scale production of concentrated vectors with warranted purity and efficacy, in a cost-effective way. Nevertheless, the production of adenovirus is currently limited by the so-called ...
Zilberg Dina - - 2006
A colorimetric assay based on the reduction of 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl-2h-tetrazolium bromide (MTT), for the quantification of Tetrahymena sp. survival is described. An increase in the concentration of Tetrahymena sp. cells from 0 to 1 x 10(6) cells/ml produced a linear (R(2)=0.9965) increase in the optical density (OD, 570-630 nm), and dead ...
Navarathna Dhammika H M L P - - 2005
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relative pathogenicity of Candida albicans treated with subinhibitory concentrations of fluconazole in a mouse model of disseminated candidiasis. Previous studies indicate that these cells secrete 10 times more farnesol than do untreated cells. In our usage, subinhibitory means a concentration which causes a prominent decrease in ...
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