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Okoko, Tebekeme
The effect of Garcinia kola   heckel seed extract on the promonocytic cell line U937 activated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was investigated. 200 μl of U937 cells maintained in culture at 5 x 105 cells per ml was delivered into wells of a culture plate according to groups. Cells were pre-treated ...
Miura Daishiro - - 2008
The product of the phosphatidylinositol glycan complementation group A gene (Pig-A) is involved in the synthesis of glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchors that link various protein markers to the surface of several types of mammalian cells, including hematopoietic cells. Previous observations indicate that Pig-A mutation results in the lack of GPI synthesis ...
Zhang Xue - - 2008
Algal blooms have become a worldwide issue recently, especially those comprised of toxic cyanobacteria. Grazers' predation of bloom-forming algae plays an important role in water clearing. In this study, a species of golden alga (strain ZX1), capable of feeding on the toxic cyanobacteria Microcystis aeruginosa, was isolated and identified as ...
Wang Yun - - 2009
Polygalacturonate lyase (PGL) production by Pichia pastoris GS115 was used as a model to study the mechanism and strategy for enhancing heterologous protein production. It was found that the ratio of methanol to cell concentration had a significant influence on PGL production. In this study, an advanced glycerol exponential feeding ...
Chen Z - - 2008
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of Hypocrellins B (HB) photodynamic therapy (PDT) on Acanthamoeba trophozoites and cysts, and its cytotoxic potential on the corneal epithelial cells and stromal cells in vitro. METHODS: Acanthamoeba trophozoites and cysts (5 x 10(4)/ml) were incubated with various concentrations of HB, followed by exposure to ...
Krmek Silvana Jukić - - 2008
The aim of this study was to evaluate the time and dose dependent effect of halogen light from dental curing unit on the cell viability, colony-forming ability and proliferation of the V79 cell culture. The investigation included the medium mode (M), exponential (E) and standard (S) illumination mode for 20, ...
Fraga M - - 2008
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the toxicity of the oligonucleotide/cationic nanoemulsion complexes on Hep G2 cells through MTT assay. Complexes exhibit droplet size, zeta potential and viscosity of approximately 270 nm, +50mV, and 1.0 cP. Different parameters which may have an influence on toxicity results obtained by ...
Schmidt A J - - 2010
Because there are reports on cytotoxic and cytoprotective effects of antipsychotics, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the impacts of different concentrations (1.6-50 microg/mL) of atypical antipsychotics on the survival of human neuronal (neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y) and immune (monocytic U-937) cells and on energy metabolism (ATP level after ...
Lu Chi-Hua CH Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, - - 2008
Radioisotope-labeled lycopene is an important tool for biomedical research but currently is not commercially available. A tomato cell suspension culture system for the production of radioisotope-labeled lycopene was previously developed in our laboratory. In the current study, the goal was to optimize the lycopene extraction efficiency from tomato cell cultures ...
Yamashita Shigeo - - 2008
We recently established human chorionic gonadotropin-, adrenocorticotropic hormone- and parathyroid hormone-related protein-secreting cell line derived from primary poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the stomach. The cell line was designated as IGSK-3. Inverted-phase contrast microscopy revealed that the IGSK-3 cells consist of two morphological subtypes. One type has visible nucleoli and clear ...
Rodgher Suzelei - - 2008
Changes in life cycle parameters (survival, growth, reproduction) and feeding rate of the tropical cladoceran Ceriodaphnia silvestrii as affected by Cu contaminated algae Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata were investigated. The dietary copper exposure ranged from 3 x 10(-15) to 68 x 10(-15) g Cu algal cell(-1). Low waterborne copper exposure (around 10(-10) ...
LIANG J Q - - 2009
We studied hsBAFF activity in in vitro mouse splenic B cells. hsBAFF effects on intracellular free Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) were assayed, using a laser scanning confocal microscope with fluorescent probe, Fluo-3/AM. We showed that treatment of B cells with 0.5-5 microg/ml hsBAFF resulted in significantly higher [Ca(2+)](i) levels in a ...
Mel M - - 2008
Tricalcium phosphate ceramic microcarrier has been developed and introduced to a new possibility for the culture of anchorage dependent animal cells of DF1. It was observed that the number of attached cells was increased with shorter time for both spinner vessel and stirred tank (ST) bioreactor. For those bioreactors, the ...
Jacobsen Nicklas Raun - - 2008
Viability, cell cycle effects, genotoxicity, reactive oxygen species production, and mutagenicity of C(60) fullerenes (C(60)) and single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) were assessed in the FE1-Mutatrade markMouse lung epithelial cell line. None of these particles induced cell death within 24 hr at doses between 0 and 200 microg/ml or during long-term ...
Su Jie - - 2008
The pharmacokinetics of all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA), an anti-cancer drug was highly variable due to its poor aqueous solubility. In this study, we investigated the pharmacokinetics of ATRA in male Wistar rats following intravenous administration of the ATRA loaded tributyrin emulsion. In vitro, the ATRA emulsion was proved binding to apolipoprotein(s). ...
Hirano Yu - - 2008
Antifreeze proteins (AFPs) can bind to the surface of ice crystals and have also been suggested to protect cells from hypothermic damage. The present study reports that type III AFPs from notched-fin eelpout, Zoarces elongatus Kner, can protect cells during hypothermic storage. This fish naturally expresses at least 13 isoforms ...
Colorni A - - 2008
Abstract The antiparasitic effects of piscidin 2, an antimicrobial polypeptide (AMPP) first isolated from mast cells of hybrid striped bass, were tested against three protistan ectoparasites of marine fish (the ciliates Cryptocaryon irritans and Trichodina sp., and the dinoflagellate Amyloodinium ocellatum) and one ciliate ectoparasite of freshwater fish (Ichthyophthirius multifiliis). ...
Montgomery, Sarah Lynn
The objective of the proposed research is to design an experimental setup to assess the ability of impedance measurements to characterize mouse embryonic stem cell (ESC) and embryoid body (EB) growth and differentiation. Existing quality assurance measurements used to stage the growth and differentiation of embryoid bodies are labor intensive ...
Burbano R R - - 2009
The leukemia cell line HL60 is widely used in studies of the cell cycle, apoptosis, and adhesion mechanisms in cancer cells. We conducted a focused cytogenetic study in an HL60 cell line, by analyzing GTG-banded chromosomes before and after treatment with pisosterol (at 0.5, 1.0, and 1.8 microg/ml), a triterpene ...
da Frota Mario Luiz Conte ML - - 2009
Marine sponges have been prominently featured in the area of cancer research. Here, we examined the anti-proliferative effects of crude extracts (aqueous and organic) of the Brazilian marine sponge Polymastia janeirensis in the U138MG human glioma cell line. Moreover, we examined the effects of extracts on selective cytotoxicity in the ...
Flisfisch S - - 2008
AIMS: To assess whether a short exposure of Candida albicans to commonly used fluorides would affect growth, cell surface hydrophobicity, and adherence to buccal epithelial cells. METHODS: Candida albicans ATCC 90028 and 11 clinical isolates were used. Minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of sodium fluoride (NaF) and of an amine fluoride ...
Cehreli S Burcak - - 2008
Casein phosphopeptides (CPP) are derived from casein, which accounts for 80% of the total protein in bovine milk . The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the potential use of a CPP-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) preparation as a transport medium for avulsed teeth. L929 fibroblastic cell line ...
Kobayashi Shigeru - - 2008
Aggrecan concentration falls markedly during cartilage and disc degeneration with unfortunate biomechanical and physiological consequences. There is thus now an increasing interest in developing biological methods for its replacement. One approach is to stimulate aggrecan and hence glycosaminoglycan (GAG) production by resident cells through growth factor or genetic engineering. Another ...
Suzuki Takahiro - - 2008
Recent studies have found alterations to clock genes in several forms of cancer. Period (Per) gene plays an important role in the circadian system, the cell cycle, the induction of apoptosis, and DNA damage. However, the functions of Per in pancreatic cancer have not yet been elucidated. Here, we show ...
Galesi Adriana L L - - 2008
Drosophila melanogaster Schneider 2 (S2) cells have been increasingly used as a suitable expression system for the production of different recombinant proteins, and the employment of bioreactors for large-scale culture is an important tool for this purpose. In this work, Drosophila S2 cells producing the rabies virus glycoprotein RVGP were ...
Kernt Marcus - - 2008
PURPOSE: To investigate the safety of moxifloxacin for intravitreal application in a cell culture model. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany. METHODS: Primary human retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells, ARPE19 cells, and primary optic nerve head astrocyte (ONHA) cells were treated with concentrations of moxifloxacin ranging from 10 to ...
Pamboukian Marilena Martins - - 2008
Specific respiration rate ( [Formula: see text]) is a key parameter to understand cell metabolism and physiological state, providing useful information for process supervision and control. In this work, we cultivated different insect cells in a very controlled environment, being able to measure [Formula: see text]. Spodoptera frugiperda (Sf9) cells ...
Daniel, Juliana Feijó de ...
The biflavones 7,7"-dimethyllanaraflavone (1), agathisflavone (2), and 7"-methylagathisflavone (3) isolated from the leaves of Ouratea   and luxenchalcone (4) isolated from the leaves and branches of Luxemburgia   , as well as a mixture of 7,7"-dimethyllanaraflavone and 7"-methylagathisflavone, were assayed against HT-29 colon adenocarcinoma, NCl-H460 non-small cell lung carcinoma, MCF-7 ...
D'Antoni Michelle L - - 2008
Proteoglycans (PG) are altered in the asthmatic airway wall. Because PGs are known to affect cell proliferation and apoptosis, we hypothesized that alterations in PG might influence the airway smooth muscle (ASM) hyperplasia observed in the asthmatic airway. Human ASM cells were seeded on plastic or plates coated with decorin ...
Sun Fengrong - - 2008
Vibrio harveyi has been reported to enter into a viable but nonculturable (VBNC) state. Two clinical V. harveyi strains, SF1 and CW2, and the type strain, VIB295(T), were incubated in sterilized seawater at 4 degrees C. Plate counts in these strains declined to undetectable levels (<0.1 CFU mL(-1)) within 69, ...
Lee, Jeong-Rai
Colostrum basic proteins (CBP) (MW 1<TEX>$\sim$</TEX>30 kDa) were isolated from bovine colostrum using a series of ultrafiltration processes and their effects on osteoblast cell proliferation and bone metabolism were investigated in cell line and animal models. Treatments with CBP (1, 10, 100 <TEX>$\mu$</TEX>g/mL) dose-dependently increased cell proliferation of osteoblastic MC3T3 ...
Lee, Joon-Kyoung
Echinacea, also blown as the purple coneflower, is a herbal medicine that has been used for centuries, customarily as a treatment for the common cold, coughs, bronchitis, upper respiratory infections, and some inflammatory conditions. We investigated the effects of methanol extracts of Echinacea angustifolia on the cytotoxicity against cancer cells ...
Devi, R.
Sub-lethal toxicity of lead nitrate solution (46.25mg/L, 5% of 96h LC50 value) on the air-breathing organ (suprabranchial chamber) of Channa striata was analysed for 60 days. Because air-breathing organs of C. striata remain in direct contact with waterborne xenobiotics, any change in the aquatic ecosystem was directly reflected in them. ...
Escamilla-Gómez Vanessa - - 2008
An amperometric immunosensor for the quantification of Staphylococcus aureus based on the coimmobilization of rabbit immunoglobulin G (RbIgG) and tyrosinase on a mercaptopropionic acid self-assembled monolayer modified gold electrode is reported. A competitive mode in which protein-A-bearing S. aureus cells and antiRbIgG labeled with alkaline phosphatase (AP) compete for the ...
Gowhar Shafi
We tried to find out the cytotoxic and anticancer property of methanolic extract of <I>N. sativa</I> seeds against prostate cancer cells (PC3). A concentration range of extract (100-0.01 μg mL<SUP>-1</SUP>) in culture medium (DMEM) was tested. Inhibition of colony formation was studied and microscopic observations of stained colonies were performed. ...
Olga Zeni
The single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are one of the new materials ofemerging technologies. They are becoming increasingly studied for the possibleapplications in electronics, optics and biology. In particular, very promising fields ofapplication are the development of optical biosensors and the intracellular drug delivery.Nevertheless, there is a paucity of information on ...
Yang Fangxing - - 2008
As the active metabolites of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyls (OH-PCBs) are found in wildlife and human tissues. They have been proposed as main contributors for endocrine disruption of PCBs in living organisms. In this study, mono-ortho PCB 156 and its hydroxylated metabolites 4'-OH-PCB 159, 4'-OH-PCB 121, and 4'-OH-PCB ...
Gelderman Monique P - - 2008
We studied the effects of a C60 water suspension at 4 microg/mL (nC60) and the water soluble fullerenol C60(OH)24 at final concentrations of 1-100 microg/mL on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) in culture. We found that a 24 hr treatment of HUVECs with C60(OH)24 at 100 microg/mL significantly increased ...
Kirstein Mark N - - 2008
Data are lacking for an optimal infusion length for oxaliplatin administered intraperitoneally. Our objectives were to establish the roles of hyperthermia and an effective length of oxaliplatin treatment in maximizing antitumor activity. SW620 cells were treated for 0.5 vs. 2 h and at 37 vs. 42 degrees C. Cytotoxicity, cell ...
Wolfe Margaret - - 2008
We have developed protocols whereby a total of 30-90 x 10(6) hMSCs with an average viability greater than 90% can be produced in a single multilevel Cell Factory from a relatively small (1-3 mL) bone marrow aspirate in 14-20 d. It is possible to generate as many as 5 x ...
Wang Pan - - 2008
It was the aim of this study to investigate the ultrasonically induced cytotoxic effect of hematoporphyrin (Hp) on isolated sarcoma 180 (S180) cells and to explore the potential biological mechanism of this action. S180 tumor cells suspended in air-saturated phosphate-buffered saline (pH 7.2) were exposed to ultrasound at 1.6 MHz ...
Basha Osama M - - 2008
C-Phycocyanin (C-Pc) is one of the major biliprotein pigments of unicellular cyanbacterium of Spirulina platenesis, it has nutritional, medicinal, and hepatoprotectant application. The growth and multiplication of human hepatoma cell lines (HepG2) under the effect of different concentrations of C-PC (0.8, 1.75, 3.5 and 7.0 microg/ml) against untreated cells as ...
Ahmad Muhammad S - - 2008
The environmental impact of metal complexes such as organotin(IV) compounds is of increasing concern. Genotoxic effects of organotin(IV) compounds (0.01 mug/ml, 0.1 mug/ml or 1.0 mug/ml) were measured using the alkaline single-cell gel electrophoresis (comet) assay to measure DNA single-strand breaks (SSBs) and the cytokinesis-block micronucleus (CBMN) assay to determine ...
Cools-Lartigue Jonathan J - - 2008
PURPOSE: Uveal melanoma (UM) is the most common intra-ocular tumor in adults. Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment, the survival rate of UM has not increased in the last several decades. Approximately 50% of patients will die as a consequence of metastatic disease with the majority of metastases localized to ...
Wu Xia - - 2008
Reprogramming impairment of DNA methylation may be partly responsible for the low efficiency in somatic cell nuclear transfer. In this study, bovine fibroblast cells were transfected with enhancer green fluorescence protein (eGFP), and then treated with a histone-deacetylase inhibitor, trichostatin A (TSA). The results showed that the effect of TSA ...
Okamoto Kazuo - - 2008
We have designed a new type of retinal prosthesis with a photoelectric dye that transfers photon energy to generate electric potentials. The purpose of this study was to test the safety of a photoelectric dye, 2-[2-[4-(dibutylami no)phenyl]ethenyl]-3-carboxymethylbenzothiazolium bromide (NK-5962), used for retinal prostheses. The retinal cells, derived from chick neurosensory ...
Feizzadeh Behzad - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Saffron has been suggested to have inhibitory effects on tumoral cells. We evaluated the cytotoxic effect of aqueous extract of saffron on human transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) and mouse non-neoplastic fibroblast cell lines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human TCC 5637 cell line and mouse fibroblast cell line (L929) were cultivated ...
Stief Thomas W - - 2009
Lipopolysaccharides at approximate plasma reactivities >3 ng/mL or beta-glucans at >0.5-1 Amicrog/mL are toxic for human blood; lipopolysaccharide interacts with membrane components of susceptible cells (eg, monocytes) activating phospholipase A(2) that destroys the cell membrane. Cell fragments (microparticles or DNA) possess polynegative niches that activate intrinsic hemostasis. Pathologic disseminated intravascular ...
Benites Julio - - 2008
2-euryfuryl- and 2-euryfuryl-3-nitro-1,4-benzoquinone Q2 and Q3, prepared via oxidative coupling reactions of sesquiterpene euryfuran 1 to 2-nitro-1,4-benzoquinone and 1,4-benzoquinone, were tested for their cytotoxicity towards TLT cells (a murine hepatoma cell line) in the absence and in the presence of vitamin C. Their cytotoxic profile was completely different. In cells ...
He Lei - - 2007
The embryo of Ceriops tagal was extracted with 95% ethanol at room temperature, and four triterpenes (1-4) were separated from this extract. For the first time these triterpenes were the separated from this plant. Compounds (1-4) were tested in vitro for antitumor activity against three cell lines (human liver cancer ...
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