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Antoniadou Maria - - 2011
A two-compartment photoelectrochemical cell has been constructed and employed as a photoactivated fuel cell that can consume organic material to produce electricity. The cell comprises of a fluorine-doped tin oxide transparent anode electrode supporting a nanocrystalline titania photocatalyst, a Pt/carbon-black electrocatalyst deposited on a carbon cloth as the cathode and ...
Bajinskis Ainars - - 2010
Abstract The effects of low doses of ionizing radiation on cellular development in the nervous system are presently unclear. The focus of the present study was to examine low-dose γ-radiation-induced effects on the differentiation of neuronal cells and on the development of neural stem cells to glial cells. Human neuroblastoma ...
Robertson C A - - 2010
Numerous worldwide clinical trials have shown that photodynamic therapy (PDT) represents an effective and safe modality for various skin disorders, but little research has been done in terms of its effect on malignant melanomas (MM). Thus, the aim of this study was to compare the effect of both established porphyrin ...
Smith Ryan - - 2010
The goal of this study was to develop an assay that makes possible the assessment of the glioma cell response to single-fraction high-dose Gamma Knife surgery. In this assay, the isolation of radioresistant cell subpopulations facilitates mechanistic studies of radioresistance. A tissue-equivalent paraffin phantom with an aperture capable of holding ...
Xue Chengbin - - 2010
Nano titanium dioxide (nano-TiO2) is frequently used in cosmetics, especially in sunscreen. Nano-TiO2 has been reported to be an efficient photocatalyst, which is able to produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) under UVA irradiation. However, the effects and mechanisms of skin toxicity caused by nano-TiO2 remain unclear. In this study, we ...
Houreld Nicolette - - 2010
Patients with diabetes suffer from slow-to-heal wounds, which often necessitate amputation. Low-intensity laser irradiation (LILI) has been shown to reduce the healing time in such patients. This study aimed to determine the effect of different wavelengths of LILI on cellular migration, viability, and proliferation in a wounded diabetic cell model. ...
Yamauchi M - - 2010
As we previously reported, we isolated and examined mouse mutant cells exhibiting phenotypic plasticity. Approximately 10% of 6-thioguanine resistant (6TG<sup>R</sup>) cells derived from the irradiated cell population exhibited phenotypic plasticity and reverted to wild type HAT resistance (HAT<sup>R</sup>). Similar mutant cells were also identified in an un-irradiated wild type cell ...
Yermak P V - - 2010
Background: Application of hypericin (an alkaloid from Hypericum perforatum plants) as photodynamic agent may become the next successful step in photodynamic therapy of malignant tumors. Hyperflav - is a purified Hypericum extract designed for the purpose of photodynamic diagnosis. Aim: Present studies investigated the effectiveness in vitro of Hyperflav application as ...
Marques Francine Z - - 2010
Hormesis is a phenomenon in which adaptive responses to low doses of otherwise-harmful factors (also called mild stressors) make cells and organisms more robust. In their review, Calabrese et al. provide evidence for resveratrol acting hormetically in different types of human cell lines. The effects of resveratrol represent a 'two-edged ...
Dieriks Birger - - 2011
Space travel exposes astronauts to a plethora of potentially detrimental conditions, such as cosmic radiation and microgravity. As both factors are hard to simulate on Earth, present knowledge remains limited. However, this knowledge is of vital importance, making space flight experiments a necessity for determining the biological effects and the ...
Matthews Q - - 2011
This work investigates the capability of Raman spectroscopy (RS) to study the effects of ionizing radiation on single human tumour cells. Prostate tumour cells (cell line DU145) are cultured in vitro and irradiated to doses between 15 and 50 Gy with single fractions of 6 MV photons. Single-cell Raman spectra ...
Cherubini R - - 2011
A huge body of evidence about the hyper-radiosensitivity and induced radioresistance (HRS/IRR) phenomena and the bystander effect (BE) is reported in the literature, in many cell types and in terms of various biological endpoints, after high- and low-linear energy transfer irradiation. However, the mechanisms underlying these effects together with their ...
Prise K M - - 2011
Microbeams have undergone a renaissance since their introduction and early use in the mid-60s. Recent advances in imaging, software and beam delivery have allowed rapid technological developments in microbeams for use in a range of experimental studies. Microbeams allow the effects of single radiation tracks to be determined in a ...
Wisniewska-Jarosinska Maria - - 2011
The interaction between a chemical and a cell may strongly depend on whether this cell is normal or pathological. Side effects of anticancer drugs may sometimes overcome their benefit action, so it is important to investigate their effect in both the target and normal cells. Capecitabine (Xeloda, CAP), a prodrug ...
Rajendran Sountharia - - 2011
Abstract Cells without intact mitochondrial DNA have been shown to lack the bystander effect, which is an energy-dependent process. We hypothesized that cells harboring mutations in mitochondrial genes responsible for ATP synthesis would show a decreased bystander effect compared to normal cells. Radiation-induced bystander effects were analyzed in two normal ...
Rajendran Sountharia - - 2010
Abstract Cells without intact mitochondrial DNA have been shown to lack the bystander effect, which is an energy-dependent process. We hypothesized that cells harboring mutations in mitochondrial genes responsible for ATP synthesis would show a decreased bystander effect compared to normal cells. Radiation-induced bystander effects were analyzed in two normal ...
Konan Nzi André - - 2012
The leaves of the Cashew plant (Anacardium occidentale L.) are used by the folk medicine in South America and West Africa. This plant is rich in flavonoids, which are polyphenolic compounds widespread in plants, and that have diverse physiological effects. In a sub-acute toxicity assay it was found that an ...
de Gannes F Poulletier - - 2010
Abstract In this study we investigated the effect of the Enhanced Data on Global Evolution (EDGE) signal on cells of three human brain cell lines, SH-SY5Y, U87 and CHME5, used as models of neurons, astrocytes and microglia, respectively, as well as on primary cortical neuron cultures. SXC-1800 waveguides (IT'IS-Foundation, Zürich, ...
de Gannes F Poulletier - - 2011
Abstract In this study we investigated the effect of the Enhanced Data rate for GSM Evolution (EDGE) signal on cells of three human brain cell lines, SH-SY5Y, U87 and CHME5, used as models of neurons, astrocytes and microglia, respectively, as well as on primary cortical neuron cultures. SXC-1800 waveguides (IT'IS-Foundation, ...
Wang Jingyun - - 2011
The increasing use of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in biomedical applications underlines the importance of its potential toxic effects to human health. In the present study, we first exposed PC12 cells, a commonly used in vitro model for neurotoxicity study, to two kinds of commercially available single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), to ...
Ellis James Keith JK Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, South Kensington, London SW7 2AZ, - - 2011
Toxicity testing is vital to protect human health from exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment. Furthermore, combining novel cellular models with molecular profiling technologies, such as metabolomics can add new insight into the molecular basis of toxicity and provide a rich source of biomarkers that are urgently required in ...
Golli-Bennour Emna El - - 2012
Amiodarone is a potent anti-arrhythmic drug used for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. Although, the effects of amiodarone are well characterized on post-ischemic heart and cardiomyocytes, its toxicity on extra-cardiac tissues is still poorly understood. To this aim, we have monitored the cytotoxicity effects of this drug on three cultured ...
Aykin-Burns Nukhet - - 2011
It has been hypothesized that ionizing radiation-induced disruptions in mitochondrial O₂ metabolism lead to persistent heritable increases in steady-state levels of intracellular superoxide (O₂(•U+2212)) and hydrogen peroxide (H₂O₂) that contribute to the biological effects of radiation. Hamster fibroblasts (B9 cells) expressing a mutation in the gene coding for the mitochondrial ...
Schmidt-Hieber Martin - - 2012
The novel AKT inhibitor perifosine, a synthetic alkylphospholipid, is currently being investigated in clinical trials for the treatment of different hematological and oncological malignancies. The in vitro cytotoxicity of perifosine, bortezomib and lenalidomide against 6 cell lines derived from hematological malignancies was investigated using trypan blue staining, flow cytometry-based detection ...
Andrews Paul D - - 2010
The propensity of human embryonic stem cells to die upon enzymatic disaggregation or low-density plating is an obstacle to their isolation and routine use in drug discovery and basic research. Equally, the very low rate of establishment of implanted cells hinders cell therapy. In the present study we have developed ...
Uchida Maho - - 2010
We used soft X-ray tomography (SXT)-a high-resolution, quantitative imaging technique-to measure cell size and organelle volumes in yeasts. Cell size is a key factor in initiating cell division in yeasts, whereas the number and volume of the organelles have a profound impact on the function and viability of a cell. ...
Lim Eunhee - - 2011
The introduction of a low band-gap oligomer, oligo(benzo[1,2,5]thiadiazole-alt-3,3'''-dihexylquaterthiophene) (BT4T) improved the performance of P3HT:PCBM bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaic cells due to improved UV-vis absorption and increased P3HT crystallinity.
Dayton Alex - - 2010
Curcumin, a naturally-occurring compound found in the rhizome of Curcuma longa plant, is known for its antitumor activities. However, its clinical efficacy is limited due to poor bioabsorption. A new class of synthetic analogs of curcumin, namely diarylidenylpiperidone (DAP), has been developed with substantially higher anticancer activity than curcumin. However, ...
Hefti Martin - - 2011
5-Aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) is a natural precursor of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), which can be used as a photosensitizer in photodynamic therapy (PDT). Accumulation of PpIX in benign meningioma cells has been observed previously, its exploitation for PDT, however, was discouraged by inconsistent results. To evaluate PDT for benign meningiomas, we ...
Carvalho João F S - - 2010
The cytotoxicity of oxysterols was systematically studied in tumor and normal cells. Synthetic strategies to prepare this library included oxidations at ring B and a new method to yield 6β-hemiphthalates directly from Δ(5)-steroids. Most oxysterols were cytotoxic and showed selectivity toward cancer cells, LAMA-84 cells (leukemia) being particularly sensitive to ...
Inoue Shuhei - - 2011
α-Tocopherol is a lipophilic antioxidant that is an efficient scavenger of singlet oxygen. We investigated the role of α-tocopherol in the protection of photosystem II (PSII) from photoinhibition using a mutant of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 that is deficient in the biosynthesis of α-tocopherol. The activity of PSII ...
Qiu Xu X School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, - - 2010
A series of curcumin analogues including new 4-arylidene curcumin analogues (4-arylidene-1,7-bisarylhepta-1,6-diene-3,5-diones) were synthesized. Cell growth inhibition assays revealed that most 4-arylidene curcumin analogues can effectively decrease the growth of a panel of lung cancer cells at submicromolar and low micromolar concentrations. High content analysis technology coupled with biochemical studies showed ...
Lopez-Sanchez Patricia - - 2011
  High-pressure homogenization, as a way to further mechanically disrupt plant cells and cell walls compared to conventional blending, has been applied to thermally treated and comminuted carrot and tomato material in the presence of 5% olive oil. Mixes of both vegetables in a 1:1 ratio were also included. Both ...
Bartl Jasmin - - 2010
The psychostimulant methylphenidate (MPH) is the first choice of treatment in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and is based mainly on inhibition of dopamine transporter (DAT). Nonetheless, the complete cellular effects of MPH are still unknown. We attempted to determine whether MPH influences neurotransmitter levels, synaptic gene expression, and cell proliferation in ...
Chen S - - 2011
Mammalian cells respond to ionization radiation by sending out extracellular signals to affect non-irradiated neighboring cells, which is referred to as radiation induced bystander effect. In the present paper, we described a phenomenon entitled the "rescue effects", where the bystander cells rescued the irradiated cells through intercellular signal feedback. The ...
Mijatovic Sanja - - 2010
We have recently shown that covalent attachment of the NO moiety to the HIV protease inhibitor Saquinavir (Saq) produced a qualitatively new chemical entity, named Saquinavir-NO (Saq-NO), with enhanced anticancer properties and reduced toxicity. In this study we evaluated the impact of Saq-NO on the growth of A375 human melanoma ...
Akane Mai - - 2011
In this study, we examined the effect of SUN N8075, a radical scavenger with neuroprotective properties, on murine retinal damage induced by intravitreous injection of N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) or high-intraocular pressure (IOP). In both models, systemic administration of SUN N8075 decreased the cell loss in the ganglion cell layer (GCL) after ...
Zahno Anja - - 2011
Amiodarone is a class III antiarrhythmic drug with potentially life-threatening hepatotoxicity. Recent in vitro investigations suggested that the mono-N-desethyl (MDEA) and di-N-desethyl (DDEA) metabolites may cause amiodarone's hepatotoxicity. Since cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 is responsible for amiodarone N-deethylation, CYP3A4 induction may represent a risk factor. Our aim was therefore to ...
Murley Jeffrey S - - 2011
RKO36 cells exposed to either WR1065 or 10 cGy X rays show elevated SOD2 gene expression and SOD2 enzymatic activity. Cells challenged at this time with 2 Gy exhibit enhanced radiation resistance. This phenomenon has been identified as a delayed radioprotective effect or an adaptive response when induced by thiols ...
Mercer Amy E AE Medical Research Council Centre for Drug Safety Science, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GE, United Kingdom. - - 2011
The artemisinin compounds are the frontline drugs for the treatment of drug-resistant malaria. They are selectively cytotoxic to mammalian cancer cell lines and have been implicated as neurotoxic and embryotoxic in animal studies. The endoperoxide functional group is both the pharmacophore and toxicophore, but the proposed chemical mechanisms and targets ...
Plano Daniel - - 2010
A novel series of fourteen substituted selenadiazoles has been synthesized and the compounds tested for their in vitro antiproliferative and cytotoxic activities. The tests were carried out against leukemia (CCRF-CEM), colon (HT-29), lung (HTB-54), and breast (MCF-7) cancer cells. In order to assess the selectivity of the compounds under investigation ...
Kantoh Kaori - - 2010
We have previously investigated a total of 173 azulene-, tropolone- and azulenequinone-related compounds for their tumor-specificity and anti-inflammatory activity. In this study, we selected six compounds that showed tumor-specific cytotoxicity (referred to as group I compounds) and five compounds that inhibited nitric oxide production by activated macrophages (referred to as ...
Brackett Martha Goël - - 2010
The in vitro cytotoxicity of five endodontic sealers was measured >8-12 weeks using L929 mouse fibroblasts, osteoblastic cells (ROS) 17/2.8 rat osteoblasts, and MC3T3-E1 mouse osteoblasts. Discs (n = 6) of AH-plus Jet (AHP), two versions of Endo Rez (ER, ERx), Epiphany (EPH), and Pulp Canal Sealer (PCS) were prepared. ...
Wong Pui Ee - - 2010
Cationic polyamines such as the poly(propylenimine) dendrimers (DAB16) are anti-tumour agents (Dufes et al., 2005, Cancer Res 65:8079-8084). Their mechanism of action is poorly understood, but the lack of in vivo toxicity suggests cancer specificity. To explore this polyamine pharmacophore we cross-linked the aza-cyclic compound, hexacyclen, with 1,4-dibromobutane or 1,8-dibromooctane ...
Zhang Jin - - 2010
In this paper, the fabrication and characterization of a heterojunction solar cell based on p-Cu2O/n-ZnO nanowires on ITO glass are presented. ZnO aligned nanocrystal seed layer is firstly prepared by RF magnetron sputtering technique, and then vertical ZnO nanowire arrays with an acicular crystal structure are obtained by using a ...
Guimarães Lizandra Ferrari - - 2010
We investigated the effects of citric acid (CA) on cultured human osteoblastic (HOB) cells by evaluating cell adhesion, proliferation, and cytotoxicity. (3)H-Thymidine-labeled HOB cells were incubated in culture medium supplemented or not with 4%, 6%, 8%, or 10% CA for 1 minute. After incubation, cell morphology was evaluated by Nomarski ...
Voyron Samuele - - 2010
The antifungal activity and in vitro toxicity toward animal cells of two inhibitors of oxidosqualene cyclase, squalene bis-diethylamine (SBD) and squalene bis-diethylmethylammonium iodide (SBDI) were studied. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) against dermatophytes and other fungi involved in cutaneous and systemic infections (12 isolates from seven species) were determined by the ...
Chindaduang Anon - - 2010
Unique electrical and surface-to-volume properties of carbon nanotubes have made these conductive molecules highly attractive in many applications. In this work, the influence of multi-walled carbon nanotubes into a zinc oxide active layer of dye-sensitized zinc oxide solar cell has been investigated. With this method, a significant improvement in the ...
Csapi Bence - - 2010
The antiproliferative effects of n-hexane, chloroform and aqueous methanol extracts prepared from the whole plant of Centaurea arenaria M.B. ex Willd. were investigated against cervix adenocarcinoma (HeLa), breast adenocarcinoma (MCF7) and skin epidermoid carcinoma (A431) cells, using the MTT assay. The chloroform extract displayed high tumour cell proliferation inhibitory activity ...
Búfalo M C - - 2010
Baccharis dracunculifolia is the most important vegetal source of propolis in southeast Brazil, and researchers have been investigating its biological properties. Propolis is a complex resinous hive product collected by bees from several plants, showing a very complex chemical composition. It has been employed since ancient times due to its ...
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