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Hawkins Kate - - 2012
We have recently shown that loss of E-cadherin in mouse embryonic stem (mES) cells results in significant alterations to both the transcriptome and hierarchy of pluripotency-associated signalling pathways. Here we show that E-cadherin promotes Klf4 and Nanog transcript and protein expression in mES cells via STAT3 phosphorylation and that β-catenin, ...
Paňková Daniela - - 2012
The aim of this study was to analyze the potential role of NG2 chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan in amoeboid morphology and invasiveness of cancer cells. In the highly metastatic amoeboid cell lines A3 and A375M2, siRNA-mediated down-regulation of NG2 induced an amoeboid-mesenchymal transition associated with decreased invasiveness in 3D collagen and ...
Gagliano Nicoletta - - 2012
The aim of this study is to characterize the phenotype of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cells in relation to the expression of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers and determine whether ukrain, an anticancer drug based on the alkaloids extracted from greater celandine, modulates in vitro the malignant behavior of PDAC cells ...
Goudarzi Mehdi - - 2012
Single-cell migration is a key process in development, homeostasis, and disease. Nevertheless, the control over basic cellular mechanisms directing cells into motile behavior in vivo is largely unknown. Here, we report on the identification of a minimal set of parameters the regulation of which confers proper morphology and cell motility. Zebrafish ...
Pratt Jonathan - - 2012
Pre-clinical trials for cancer therapeutics support the anti-neoplastic properties of the lectin from Canavalia ensiformis (Concanavalin-A, ConA) in targeting apoptosis and autophagy in a variety of cancer cells. Given that MT1-MMP, a plasma membrane-anchored matrix metalloproteinase is a glycoprotein strongly expressed in radioresistant and chemoresistant glioblastoma, mediates pro-apoptotic signalling in ...
Kedar Rotem - - 2012
BACKGROUND: A wide range of hematologic malignancies arises from numerous cell types. In an attempt to offer a new target for treating B-cell malignancies, in this study, the authors tested the possibility of using the CD40/CD40L system as a common targeting system for the various malignancies in this group. METHODS: ...
Calderón Rafael A - - 2012
The behavioral activity of Varroa destructor was observed using transparent cells. Mite oviposition started at 45.0 ± 25.0 h post capping, followed by the next eggs laid at regular 27.3 ± 2.0 h intervals. On the prepupa, mites were found to feed often and there was no preference for a specific segment as a feeding site. ...
Shin Dong Yeok - - 2012
The DNA methyltransferase inhibitor decitabine, 5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine, possesses anti-metabolic and anticancer activities in various cancer cells. However, the biochemical mechanisms underlying decitabine-induced inhibition of invasiveness and metastasis have not been thoroughly studied. In this study, we investigated the effect of decitabine on the correlation between tightening of tight junctions (TJs) and ...
Losfeld Marie-Estelle - - 2012
N-glycosylation mediates many biological functions. Genetic defects in the N-glycosylation pathway cause >35 inherited human disorders called congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDGs). As a result, some N-glycosylation sites are unoccupied. Serum transferrin is a diagnostic marker for these patients, but there are no corresponding cellular markers to assess glycosylation competence. ...
Gustavsson Anna-Karin - - 2012
Yeast glycolytic oscillations have been studied since the 1950s in cell-free extracts and intact cells. For intact cells, sustained oscillations have so far only been observed at the population level, i.e. for synchronized cultures at high biomass concentrations. Using optical tweezers to position yeast cells in a microfluidic chamber, we ...
Wang Jingna - - 2012
Chk1 plays a key role in regulating the replication checkpoint and DNA damage response. Recent evidence suggests that mammalian Chk1 regulates both the nuclear and cytoplasmic checkpoint events. However, mechanisms regulating cellular mobilization of Chk1 were not well understood. Here, we report the identification of regions of human Chk1 that ...
Nakagawa Yosuke - - 2012
Although mutations and deletions in the p53 tumor suppressor gene lead to resistance to low linear energy transfer (LET) radiation, high-LET radiation efficiently induces cell lethality and apoptosis regardless of the p53 gene status in cancer cells. Recently, it has been suggested that the induction of p53-independent apoptosis takes place ...
Cui Lei - - 2012
The present study characterized the in vitro biological response of a comprehensive set of cancer cell lines to gold nanoparticles (2.7nm) coated with tiopronin (AuNPs-TP). Our findings suggest that upon entering cells, the AuNPs-TP are sequestered in vacuoles such as endosomes and lysosomes, and mostly localize in perinuclear areas. Peak ...
Kato Kohei - - 2012
Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) interacts with at least six G protein-coupled transmembrane LPA receptors. Recently, it has been demonstrated that each LPA receptor acts as a positive or negative regulator of cellular function. In the present study, to assess a biological role of LPA receptors on cell migration of pancreatic cancer ...
Movita Dowty - - 2012
The immunostimulatory role of Kupffer cells in various inflammatory liver diseases is still not fully understood. In this study, phenotypic and functional aspects of Kupffer cells from healthy C57BL/6 mice were analyzed and compared with those of splenic and peritoneal macrophages to generate a blueprint of the cells under steady-state ...
Yang Tzi-Peng - - 2012
The polyphenols in mulberry leaf possess the abilities to inhibit cell proliferation, invasion, and metastasis of tumor. It was reported that p53 status plays an important role to switch apoptosis and cell cycle following AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation. In this study, we aimed to detect the effect of the ...
Weeks Adrienne - - 2012
Malignant astrocytomas are highly invasive brain tumors. The Rho family of cytoskeletal GTPases are key regulators of astrocytoma migration and invasion; expression of the guanine nucleotide exchange factor ECT2 is elevated in primary astrocytomas and predicts both survival and malignancy. Mice bearing orthotopically implanted astrocytoma cells with diminished ECT2 levels ...
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Ferroptosis, or iron-dependent cell death, is distinct from apoptosis, necrosis, and autophagy.
Kobiela Tomasz - - 2012
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The knowledge how surfactants and hydrolyzed proteins influence the elastic properties of living epidermal keratinocytes is sparse. We demonstrate that the stiffness of cells measured by atomic force microscope (AFM) can be correlated with viability test. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The effects of sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) and hydrolyzed collagen ...
Kageyama Robin - - 2012
Humans and mice deficient in the adaptor protein SAP (Sh2d1a) have a major defect in humoral immunity, resulting from a lack of T cell help for B cells. The role of SAP in this process is incompletely understood. We found that deletion of receptor Ly108 (Slamf6) in CD4(+) T cells reversed the ...
Li Wei-Guang WG Department of Gastroenterology, Ruijin Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200025, - - 2012
To investigate the effect of high dose glargine on the expression profiles of microRNAs in human pancreatic cancer cells. Real-time polymerase chain reaction array (RT-PCR) was applied to investigate miRNAs differentially expressed in Sw1990 cells treated with or without 100 IU/L glargine. Stem-loop RT-PCR was used to confirm the results ...
Zhou Hou-Min HM Department of General Surgery, Ruijin Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Shanghai 200025, - - 2012
To evaluate the effect of nigericin on colorectal cancer and to explore its possible mechanism. The human colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines HT29 and SW480 were treated with nigericin or oxaliplatin under the conditions specified. Cell viability assay and invasion and metastasis assay were performed to evaluate the effect of ...
Gilbert Benjamin B Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA. - - 2012
A particular challenge for nanotoxicology is the evaluation of the biological fate and toxicity of nanomaterials that dissolve in aqueous fluids. Zinc oxide nanomaterials are of particular concern because dissolution leads to release of the toxic divalent zinc ion. Although zinc ions have been implicated in ZnO cytotoxicity, direct identification ...
Radovic J - - 2012
Intrinsic characteristics of melanoma cells such as expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), redox status, and activity of signaling pathways involved in proliferation, differentiation and cell death define the response of the cells to the diverse treatments. In this context we compared the effectiveness of herbal antaquinone aloe emodin ...
Matsunaga Hironori - - 2012
D-2-hydroxyglutaric aciduria is a hereditary metabolic disorder characterized by the elevated levels of D-2-hydroxyglutaric acid (D-2HG) in urine, plasma and cerebrospinal fluid. About half of the patients have autosomal recessive mutations in D-2-hydroxyglutarate dehydrogenase (D2HGDH) gene. To analyze the origin of D-2HG in D2HGDH-depleted cells, we used small interfering RNA ...
Mesarosova M - - 2012
The human lung adenocarcinoma epithelial (A549) cells and the human embryo lung (HEL 12469) cells were used to investigate the uptake and cytotoxicity of magnetite nanoparticles (MNPs) with different chemically modified surfaces. MNPs uptake was an energy-dependent process substantially affected by the serum concentration in the culture medium. Internalized MNPs ...
Zhao Yanxia - - 2012
The underlying mechanisms behind both low-dose hyper-radiosensitivity (HRS) and induced radioresistance (IRR), generally occurring at elevated radiation levels, remain unclear; however, elucidation of the relationship between cell cycle division 25 homolog c (Cdc25c) phosphatase and HRS/IRR may provide important insights into this process. Two cell lines with disparate HRS status, ...
Shih Hung Ping - - 2012
In the pancreas, Notch signaling is thought to prevent cell differentiation, thereby maintaining progenitors in an undifferentiated state. Here, we show that Notch renders progenitors competent to differentiate into ductal and endocrine cells by inducing activators of cell differentiation. Notch signaling promotes the expression of Sox9, which cell-autonomously activates the ...
Nedvetsky Pavel I - - 2012
Epithelial cells form tubular and acinar structures notable for a hollow lumen. In three-dimensional culture utilizing MCF10A mammary epithelial cells, acini form due to integrin-dependent polarization and survival of cells contacting extracellular matrix (ECM), and the apoptosis of inner cells of acini lacking contact with the ECM. In this paper, ...
Durzan Don J - - 2012
Cell fate, development timing and occurrence of reproductive versus apomictic development in gymnosperms are shown to be influenced by culture conditions in vitro. In this study, female parthenogenetic apomixis (fPA), androsporogenetic parthenogenesis (mAP) and progenesis were demonstrated using embryonal initials of Araucaria angustifolia in scaled-up cell suspensions passing through a ...
Gestl Erin E - - 2012
While it is known that cytoplasmic retention of p53 occurs in many solid tumors, the mechanisms responsible for this retention have not been positively identified. Since heatshock proteins like mortalin have been associated with p53 inactivation in other tumors, the current study sought to characterize this potential interaction in never ...
Zagari Francesca - - 2012
Lactate production is monitored in industrial processes as a critical metabolite for cultured mammalian cells. Typically lactate is strongly produced during the exponential growth phase, while its net consumption is frequently observed when cells enter into the stationary phase. Such a metabolic shift is desirable since it seems to favor ...
Plickert Günter - - 2012
Hydractinia, a representative marine colonial hydroid, was the first organism in the history of biology in which migratory precursors of germ cells were described and termed “stem cells” (Weismann, 1883). These stem cells, now known as interstitial cells (i-cells), are thought to remain pluripotent throughout their life. Using animals depleted ...
Saas P - - 2012
Labile blood products contain phosphatidylserine-expressing cell dusts, including apoptotic cells and microparticles. These cell by-products are produced during blood product process or storage and derived from the cells of interest that exert a therapeutic effect (red blood cells or platelets). Alternatively, phosphatidylserine-expressing cell dusts may also derived from contaminating cells, ...
Gadeock Safina - - 2012
The P2X7 purinergic receptor is an ATP-gated cation channel with an emerging role in neoplasia. In this study we demonstrate that the human KG-1 cell line, a model of acute myelogenous leukaemia, expresses functional P2X7. RT-PCR and immunochemical techniques demonstrated the presence of P2X7 mRNA and protein respectively in KG-l ...
Franzolin Elisa E Department of Biology, University of Padova, Via Ugo Bassi 58B, I-35131 Padova, - - 2012
In cycling cells cytosolic de novo synthesis of deoxynucleotides is the main source of precursors for mitochondrial (mt) DNA synthesis. The transfer of deoxynucleotides across the inner mt membrane requires protein carriers. PNC1, a SLC25 family member, exchanges pyrimidine nucleoside triphosphates in liposomes and its downregulation decreases mtUTP concentration in ...
Staykova S - - 2012
Based on the structure of Octreotide (SMS 201-995) some modified at positions 5 with Dap (diaminopropanoic acid), Dab (diaminobutanoic acid) and Orn new C-amide analogs were synthesized. The Thr6 was replaced by unnatural amino acids Tle (t-leucine). The cytotoxic effects of the novel compounds were tested in vitro against a ...
Yang Weng-Lang - - 2012
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a main regulator of energy metabolism through the inhibition of biosynthetic pathways and enhancement of ATP-generating pathways. However, targeting AMPK as anti-tumor therapy remains controversial. In this study, we examined the effect of compound C, a small molecule inhibitor of AMPK, on ...
Kodama Yuuki - - 2012
The association of ciliate Paramecium bursaria with symbiotic Chlorella sp. is a mutualistic symbiosis. However, both the alga-free paramecia and symbiotic algae can still grow independently and can be reinfected experimentally by mixing them. Effects of the host's nutritional conditions against the symbiotic algal cell division and density were examined ...
Shi G - - 2013
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most lethal cancers owing to a number of characteristics including difficulty in establishing early diagnosis and the absence of effective therapeutic regimens. A large number of genetic alterations have been ascribed to PDAC with mutations in the KRAS2 proto-oncogene thought to be ...
Soenen Stefaan J - - 2012
The in vitro labeling of therapeutic cells with nanoparticles (NPs) is becoming more and more common, but concerns about the possible effects of the NPs on the cultured cells are also increasing. In the present work, we evaluate the effects of poly(methacrylic acid)-coated 4 nm diameter Au NPs on a ...
Yu Qinghua - - 2012
Present work investigates the potential of absorption enhancers (glucose, EDTA, sodium cholate, SDS, ethanol and menthol) to open the cellular tight junctions and in doing so improve the paracellular permeability of macromolecules. Initial work assessed cytotoxicity (through MTT assays) of absorption enhancers on Caco-2 cells to confirm the suitable concentration ...
Kowalski Wojciech - - 2012
Cancer cells prefer anaerobic ATP synthesis, regardless of the availability of oxygen. It has been hypothesized that in these cells, glycolytic enzymes associate into a large complex, which results in an increased efficiency of glycolytic flux. However, there is no convincing in vivo evidence supporting this hypothesis. Here, we show ...
Decaris Martin - - 2012
Cells in culture deposit a complex extracellular matrix which remains intact following decellularization and possesses the capacity to modulate cell phenotype. The direct application of such decellularized matrices (DMs) to 3-D substrates is problematic, as transport issues influence the homogeneous deposition, decellularization, and modification of DM surface coatings. In an ...
Kojima Takashi - - 2012
To investigate the regulation of tight junction molecules in normal human pancreatic duct epithelial (HPDE) cells and pancreatic cancer cells, we introduced the human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) gene into HPDE cells in primary culture and compared them to pancreatic cancer cell lines. The hTERT-transfected HPDE cells were positive for ...
Miranda Moyses Dos Santos Mdos - - 2012
Abstract Cell death by apoptosis is considered to be irreversible. However, reports have indicated that its reversibility is possible if the cells have not yet reached the "point of no return." In order to add new information about this topic, we used cells at different moments of apoptotic process as ...
Liu Zichuan - - 2012
Recently reprogramming of somatic cells from a differentiated to pluripotent state by over expression of specific external transcription factors has been accomplished. It has been widely speculated that an undifferentiated state may make donor cells more efficient for nuclear transfer. To test this hypothesis we derived induced pluripotent stem cells ...
Raschzok Nathanael - - 2012
Liver cell transplantation is a promising approach for the treatment of metabolic liver disorders. However, a method for noninvasive monitoring during liver cell transplantation is not available clinically. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of fast dynamic MRI monitoring during liver cell infusion to the spleen, ...
Chen Wei-Yun - - 2012
MiR-210 is induced by hypoxia and plays different roles in the development of certain cancers. However, little is known about its role in pancreatic cancer (PC). This study aimed to explore the induction and modulation of PC by miR-210 and its potential molecular targets. PC cells were cultured under normoxic ...
Pingaew Ratchanok - - 2012
Tungstosilicic acid hydrate was employed as an efficient catalyst for the synthesis of bisindolylmethanes 4 using the Friedel-Crafts reaction of N-sulfonyl tryptamine 5 with various aromatic aldehydes, except 3-formylindole. In the excluding case, tris-indolylmethane 7 was formed via a sequential addition-elimination-addition process. The bioactivity test revealed that the phenolic hydroxyl ...
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