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Silva Heveline - - 2010
This work describes the synthesis and characterization of three novel complexes derived from N-benzyl-ethylenediamine and oxalate. Precursor compounds were synthesized by reacting N-benzyl-ethylenediamine with K(2)PtCl(4). Subsequent substitution of chlorides by oxalate led to the final products. Elemental analysis and the infrared, (1)H, (13)C, and (195)Pt NMR spectra of these complexes ...
Momose Isao - - 2010
Large areas of tumor are nutrient-starved and hypoxic due to a disorganized vascular system. Therefore, we screened small molecules to identify cytotoxic agents that function preferentially in nutrient-starved conditions. We found that efrapeptin F had preferential cytotoxicity to nutrient-deprived cells compared with nutrient-sufficient cells. Because efrapeptin F acts as a ...
Quent Verena M C - - 2010
Cell proliferation is a critical and frequently studied feature of molecular biology in cancer research. Therefore, various assays are available using different strategies to measure cell proliferation. Metabolic assays such as AlamarBlue, water-soluble tetrazolium salt and 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide, which were originally developed to determine cell toxicity, are used to ...
Grillo Claudia A - - 2010
BACKGROUND: A high dissolution of copper from intrauterine devices (IUDs) occurs during the first days after insertion. This work is focused on the assessment of the possible cyto- and genotoxic effects of different concentrations of copper ions released from metallic copper on mammalian cells in vitro. STUDY DESIGN: Colorimetric tetrazolium/Trypan ...
Jayaprakasha G K - - 2010
Epidemiological studies suggest that dietary limonoids and phytosterols offer protection from certain types of cancers. Potential cancer preventive constituents of sour orange (Citrus aurantium L.) were isolated and identified from ethyl acetate extract. The structures of the compounds were identified by one-dimensional (1H or 13C) and two-dimensional (1H-H and 1H-13C) ...
Mukherjee Asama - - 2011
A series of ten chloroalkyl 1H-benz[de]isoquinoline-1,3-diones (naphthalimides) were synthesized and evaluated for antitumor activity. Amongst them, new compounds 2d and 2i carrying a 6-NO(2) substituent in the aromatic portion of the molecule possessed significant antineoplastic activity. The most active compound 2i had elicited significant cytotoxicity in 15 human tumor cell ...
Bawolak Marie-Thérèse - - 2010
PURPOSE: Local anesthetics in their therapeutic concentration range cause a vacuolar cytopathology that has been observed in vivo and in various types of mammalian cells. We examined whether active concentration ranges of drugs and the kinetics of the vacuolar response are clinically relevant and whether this phenomenon is associated with ...
Pietkiewicz Jadwiga - - 2010
We report on encapsulation of cyanine IR-768 in oil-in-water (o/w) microemulsion, i.e. fabrication of templated polymeric nanocapsules as effective nanocarriers for a new generation of photodynamic agents suitable for photodynamic therapy (PDT). Discussed here are nanocapsule imaging, their in vitro biological evaluation, cyanine encapsulation potential, and the cellular localization of ...
Phelan Martha - - 2010
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of unhydrolysed/intact casein and eight different sodium casein hydrolysates (a-h) on the viability and growth of human cancer cell lines. Both human Jurkat T cells and Caco-2 cells were incubated with increasing concentrations of the test compounds (0.5-10% v/v) for ...
Netto Chaquip D - - 2010
A new pterocarpanquinone (5a) was synthesized through a palladium catalyzed oxyarylation reaction and was transformed, through electrophilic substitution reaction, into derivatives 5b-d. These compounds showed to be active against human leukemic cell lines and human lung cancer cell lines. Even multidrug resistant cells were sensitive to 5a, which presented low ...
Frimat Jean-Philippe - - 2010
We present a rapid, reproducible and sensitive neurotoxicity testing platform that combines the benefits of neurite outgrowth analysis with cell patterning. This approach involves patterning neuronal cells within a hexagonal array to standardize the distance between neighbouring cellular nodes, and thereby standardize the length of the neurite interconnections. This feature ...
Yang Hong - - 2010
The biological fate and potential toxicity of nanoparticles have become hot topics since the use of nanoparticles was extended to the biomedical and biotechnological field. In this paper, an in vitro study of silica (SiO2) nanoparticle-induced cytotoxicity was presented mainly by real-time cell electronic sensing (RT-CES) system, which could be ...
Cuong Nguyen Manh - - 2010
Six indirubin derivatives have been synthesized and their inhibitory effects on the growth of HL-60 human promyelocytic leukemia cells investigated. Cell viability was determined using the trypan blue exclusion method. Indirubin-3'-oxime (I-1) inhibited the growth of HL-60 cells with a GI50 value of 36.6 microM, whereas I-0, I-2, I-3, I-4 ...
Mu Qingxin - - 2010
Dynamic cellular responses to carbon nanotubes were monitored by a real-time cell electronic sensing assay. This approach is based on the parallel impedance measurement of attached cells using electronic sensors integrated in wells of 96-well E-plate. It measures the real-time multiparameter index of cell growth named cell index (CI), which ...
Vandersickel Veerle - - 2010
A better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of DNA repair after exposure to ionizing radiation represents a research priority aimed at improving the outcome of clinical radiotherapy. Because of the close association with DNA double strand break (DSB) repair, phosphorylation of the histone H2AX protein (γH2AX), quantified by immunodetection, has ...
KrzymiƄska Sylwia - - 2010
Twenty Serratia marcescens isolates from clinical specimens were examined for their cytotoxic activity on four cell lines (HEp-2, Vero, CHO, J774). Most of the isolates were found to be cytotoxic to CHO (70%), Vero (75%) and HEp-2 cells (90%). CHO cells were the most sensitive to cell-free supernatants, followed by ...
Kawachi Satoshi - - 2010
The inhibitory action of compressed hydrocarbon gases on the growth of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae was investigated quantitatively by microcalorimetry. Both the 50% inhibitory pressure (IP(50)) and the minimum inhibitory pressure (MIP), which are regarded as indices of the toxicity of hydrocarbon gases, were determined from growth thermograms. Based on ...
Rodriguez Miguel - - 2010
We previously reported the antiproliferative effect of panaxadiol (PD), an active compound in steamed ginseng, on human HCT-116 colorectal cancer cells, and that antioxidants might play a role in this effect. In this study, we observed that PD's antiproliferative effect was significantly enhanced by epicatechin (EC), a strong natural antioxidant ...
Zhu Bo - - 2010
Sonodynamic therapy (SDT) is a promising modality for cancer treatment which requires the synergistic effect of ultrasound and tumor-localized sonosensitizers. Sonodynamic efficacy can be improved through a better understanding of the accumulation and subcellular location of sonosensitizers. Here, a comparison of the accumulation, sublocation, and sonodynamic effect of hematoporphyrin (Hp) ...
Bogo Danielle - - 2010
Lichen phenolic compounds exhibit antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiproliferative, and cytotoxic activities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the anticancer activity of lecanoric acid, a secondary metabolite of the lichen Parmotrema tinctorum, and its derivatives, orsellinates, obtained by structural modification. A cytotoxicity assay was carried out in vitro with sulforhodamine ...
Lackman-Smith Carol S - - 2010
At present, there is no effective vaccine or other approved product for the prevention of sexually transmitted human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection. It has been reported that women in resource-poor communities use vaginally applied citrus juices as topical microbicides. These easily accessible food products have historically been applied ...
Raucci Maria Grazia - - 2010
This study was performed to determine the in vitro biocompatibility of a bioactive, antibacterial silver based gel. A human osteoblast-like cell line (HOS TE85) was used to test cytocompatibility in the presence of eluants and the biological response in direct contact with Na(2)O.CaO.2SiO(2) gel (containing 0.5050 wt % Ag(2)O prepared ...
Jindal Archana - - 2010
The radioprotective effect of Rosemarinus officinalis extract (ROE) was studied in mice exposed to 3 Gy gamma radiation. Crypt survival, villus length, apoptotic cells, mitotic figures and goblet cells in intestine were studied at different autopsy intervals i.e. 12 hrs to 30 days after irradiation. Maximum changes in all the ...
Haritakun Rachada - - 2010
A novel cyclodepsipeptide, cordycommunin (1), and two dihydroisocoumarins (2 and 3) were isolated from the insect pathogenic fungus Ophiocordyceps communis BCC 16475. The absolute configurations of the amino acid residues of 1 were addressed by application of Marfey's method. Cordycommunin (1) showed growth inhibition of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Ra with an ...
Hansen Jakob - - 2010
A central part of the research in protein misfolding and its associated disorders is the development of treatment strategies based on ensuring cellular protein homeostasis. This often includes testing chemical substances or drugs for their ability to counteract protein misfolding processes and to promote correct folding. Such investigations also include ...
Molina W F - - 2010
Inoculation with bacterial or fungal antigens that stimulate cell proliferation has been widely used to obtain metaphases for cytogenetic studies of fish. We evaluated the potential of new pharmaceutical compounds as mitogenic agents in fish, testing the efficacy of Aminovac (mixed antigens and epsilon-acetamidocaproic acid), Broncho-Vaxom (bacterial lysate) and Estimoral ...
Mahmood Meena - - 2010
Functional nanomaterials that included gold, silver nanoparticles and single wall carbon nanotubes were delivered to two cell lines (MLO-Y4 osteocytic cells and HeLa cervical cancer cells) in various concentrations. The cells were found to uptake the nanomaterials in a relatively short time, a process that significantly affected the shape and ...
Wang Yixiang - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Quinacrine has potential as a chemosensitizer when combined with chemotherapy, but its anti-cancer mechanisms remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to explore the capability of quinacrine to enhance the cytotoxic effects of cisplatin and the underlying mechanism involved. METHODS: The potential role of quinacrine in enhancing the ...
Wang Piwen - - 2010
The chemopreventive effect of green tea polyphenols, such as (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), has been well demonstrated in cell culture studies. However, a wide range of IC(50) concentrations has been observed in published studies of the anti-proliferative activity of EGCG from different laboratories. Although the susceptibility to EGCG treatment is largely dependent ...
Fasullo Michael - - 2010
AFB(1) is a potent recombinagen in budding yeast. AFB(1) exposure induces RAD51 expression and triggers Rad53 activation in yeast cells that express human CYP1A2. It was unknown, however, when and if Rad51 foci appear. Herein, we show that Rad53 activation correlates with cell-cycle delay in yeast and the subsequent formation ...
Schmidt Martin - - 2010
Boric acid (BA) has broad antimicrobial activity that makes it a popular treatment for yeast vaginitis in complementary and alternative medicine. In the model yeast S. cerevisiae, BA disturbs the cytoskeleton at the bud neck and impairs the assembly of the septation apparatus. BA treatment causes cells to form irregular ...
Sottejeau Y - - 2010
Holistica Laboratories (Eguilles, France) developed the nutritional supplements Omegacoeur® and Doluperine® based on two of the most ancient and unique dietary health traditions. Omegacoeur® is formulated to supply key active components of Mediterranean diet (omega 3,6,9 fatty acids, garlic, and basil) and the formulation of Doluperine® was based on the ...
Khanavi Mahnaz - - 2010
Vinca minor L. (Apocynaceae) is a medicinal plant that has long been used to treat cerebral and memory disorders in European folk medicine. Furthermore, it contains more than 50 alkaloids, some of them having bisindole structure such as the antineoplastic alkaloids present in Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don (Apocynaceae). In ...
Gerlach Samantha L - - 2010
Cycloviolacin O2 (CyO2), a cyclotide from Viola odorata (Violaceae) has antitumor effects and causes cell death by membrane permeabilization. In the breast cancer line, MCF-7 and its drug resistant subline MCF-7/ADR, the cytotoxic effects of CyO2 (0.2-10 microM) were monitored in the presence and absence of doxorubicin (0.1-5 microM) using ...
Lukaszczyk Jan - - 2010
In the present paper the synthesis and selected properties of functional aliphatic poly(3-allyloxy-1,2-propylene succinate) (PSAGE) are described. This polyester was synthesized by melt co-polymerization of succinic anhydride and allyl glycidyl ether in the presence of benzyltrimethylammonium chloride as catalyst. The chain structure of PSAGE and its end-groups was characterized by ...
Prasanna R - - 2010
A novel compound 2-arylidene-4,7-dimethyl indan-1-one synthesized was screened for anticancer effect against the human breast adenocarcinoma cell line, MCF-7. An IC50 value of > or = 80 microM, nontoxic to the normal breast cell line HBL-100, showed complete inhibition of the MCF-7 cells. Analysis of mechanisms showed nuclear fragmentation and ...
Di Virgilio Ana L - - 2010
The cytotoxicity potential of TiO(2) and Al(2)O(3) nanoparticles (NP) in UMR 106 cells was studied by evaluating the lysosomal activity with neutral red uptake assay (NR), and the mitochondrial activity with tetrazolium MTT test. Different NP concentrations (10-300 microg/mL range) were used. A significant (p < 0.001) increase in the ...
Effenberger Katharina - - 2010
Thymoquinone (TQ; 1) is a weak anticancer constituent of black seed oil. Derivatives bearing terpene-terminated 6-alkyl residues were tested in cells of human HL-60 leukemia, 518A2 melanoma, multidrug-resistant KB-V1/Vbl cervix, and MCF-7/Topo breast carcinomas, as well as in non-malignant human foreskin fibroblasts. Derivatives with a short four-atom spacer between quinone ...
Shimoda Nao - - 2010
We investigated the protective effect of several heterocyclic pyrimidine compounds against ultraviolet B (UVB)-induced damage in human keratinocyte HaCaT cells, as well as the inhibitory effect on melanogenesis in B16 melanoma cells. One of the compounds examined, 2-piperadino-6-methyl-5-oxo-5,6-dihydro(7H)pyrrolo[3,4d]pyrimidine maleate (MS-818), showed low cytotoxicity even at 500 microM. At 50-500 microM, ...
Ren Yu - - 2010
MicroRNAs have been demonstrated to be deregulated in different types of cancer. miR-21 is a key player in the majority of cancers. Down-regulation of miR-21 in glioblastoma cells leads to repression of cell growth, increased cellular apoptosis and cell-cycle arrest, which can theoretically enhance the chemotherapeutic effect in cancer therapy. ...
Mathen Caroline - - 2010
Poecilocerus pictus, an aposematic insect, feeds on Calotropis gigantea (Asclepiadaceae) and sequesters cardiac glycosides which are used in chemical defense. The aim was to characterize the components of the methanolic extracts of P. pictus and C. gigantea and investigate preferential cytotoxicity of the insect extract, if any, on human cancer ...
Deubzer Beate - - 2010
By intravenous (but not oral) application of ascorbate, millimolar serum concentrations can be reached, which are preferentially cytotoxic to cancer cells. Cytotoxicity is mediated by transition metal-dependent generation of H(2)O(2) in the interstitial space. In this study, the sensitivity of neuroblastoma cells (Kelly, SK-N-SH) to ascorbate and H(2)O(2) and their ...
Morabito Caterina - - 2010
Background/Aims. The purpose of this study was to provide information about the in vitro neuritogenesis during cell exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMFs) of different intensities and durations using pheochromocytoma-derived cell line (PC12 cells) as neuronal model. Methods. Proliferative rates and neuritogenesis were tested by colorimetric assay and ...
Ciofani Gianni - - 2010
The explosive growth of nanotechnology in the last years has led to dramatic innovations in pharmacology, and it is revolutioning the development of biologically active compounds. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are widely explored for biomedical applications such as intracellular transporters for (bio)molecules, and represent promising future tools for efficient and safe ...
Dushimirimana S - - 2010
Schistocera gregaria (Forsk.) (Orthoptera, Acrididae) remains a major insect pest in Africa, more particularly in the Sahelian zone. Present control methods are only partially efficient. In a previous study, we tested the potentiality of a sterile insect technique (SIT). Males of S. gregaria appeared to be much radiosensitive as already ...
Ponte-Sucre Alicia - - 2010
Naphthylisoquinoline alkaloids equipped with a N,C-hetero-'biaryl' axis, and, in particular, simplified synthetic analogues thereof, kill intracellular Leishmania major at concentrations in the low submicromolar range, while being significantly less toxic to their major host cell, the macrophage, at the same concentrations. To further investigate their mechanism of action we evaluated ...
Sato Nodoka - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is a key enzyme involved in the production of prostaglandins and its inhibitors have been shown to induce apoptosis in a variety of cancer cells. We reasoned that combination treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) cells with COX-2 inhibitors and anticancer agents may result in synergistic apoptosis. ...
Suyama Hisashi - - 2010
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is characterized by autocrine mechanisms. Stem cell factor (SCF) and its receptor c-kit can activate Akt and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (Erk) pathways. Imatinib mesylate (STI571) can inhibit c-kit tyrosine kinase activity, but clinical trials have resulted in failure. We investigated the possibility of SCF/c-kit-targeted therapy ...
Molinari G - - 2010
Abamectin and Ivermectin are 2 closely related members of the Avermectin family of 16-membered macrocyclic lactones derived from the actinomycete Streptomyces avermectinius which exhibit extraordinary anthelmintic activity. They are used worldwide in veterinary and human medicine as well as in agriculture. In the present review we summarized the results published ...
Wiegand C - - 2010
The cationic polysaccharide chitosan possesses bioactive properties such as antimicrobial activity, antitumor effects, hemostatic assets and positive effects on wound healing. The influence of polycations like chitosan on human cells has been reported to depend on their molecular weight. However, the mechanism of cytotoxicity caused by polycations is not yet ...
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