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Michele Perni et al.
ACS chemical biology, 13(8), 2308-2319 (2018-06-29)
The aggregation of α-synuclein, an intrinsically disordered protein that is highly abundant in neurons, is closely associated with the onset and progression of Parkinson's disease. We have shown previously that the aminosterol squalamine can inhibit the lipid induced initiation process
Pyone Myat Thu et al.
European journal of pharmacology, 850, 23-34 (2019-02-05)
Despite the massive efforts to develop the treatment of pancreatic cancers, no effective application exhibits satisfactory clinical outcome. Macropinocytosis plays a critical role for continuous proliferation of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). In this study, we generated a screening method and
Junhan Xia et al.
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 11(7), 7369-7378 (2019-01-24)
Ligand-protected gold nanoclusters (AuNCs) show promise for high performance in biological applications, such as imaging and therapeutics. The assembly of AuNCs with biological macromolecules represents a simple but effective approach to fine-tuning of material functionalities. Thus, these materials might enable
Ciric To et al.
Carcinogenesis, 36(7), 769-781 (2015-05-06)
Lung cancer accounts for the highest number of cancer-related deaths in the USA, highlighting the need for better prevention and therapy. Activation of the Nrf2 pathway detoxifies harmful insults and reduces oxidative stress, thus preventing carcinogenesis in various preclinical models.
Seungbeom Ko et al.
Biomaterials, 262, 120343-120343 (2020-09-11)
Here we report that reactive oxygen species (ROS) can reprogram cancer cells to increase the expression of specific receptors and modulate the delivery of nanomaterials. Gold and γ-polyglutamic acid (γ-PGA) hybrid nanoparticles (PGANP) were prepared via a facile single-step process.
Gang Dong et al.
Oncology letters, 18(2), 1831-1839 (2019-08-20)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an important angiogenic factor. The VEGF rebound induced by hypoxia following transarterial embolization/chemoembolization for primary liver cancer is associated with treatment failure and poor survival rates in patients. The present study investigated the ability
Chenglong Li et al.
Journal of biological inorganic chemistry : JBIC : a publication of the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 24(5), 733-745 (2019-07-22)
Researches have revealed the vital roles of the generated immune environment via the response of immune cells growing on biomaterial surfaces in the bone healing process. HAS and novel constructed microgrooved patterns of HAS (HAS-G) are widely used as biocompatible
Hua-Lian Wu et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 67(8), 2212-2219 (2019-01-29)
Fucoxanthin, a natural carotenoid derived from algae, exhibits novel anticancer potential. However, fucoxanthin with high purity is hard to prepare, and the anticancer mechanism remains elusive. In the present study, fucoxanthin with high purity was prepared and purified from the
N Arruda-Costa et al.
Parasitology, 144(10), 1375-1383 (2017-06-07)
Leishmania amazonensis promastigotes are known to express furosemide (Lasix®)-sensitive P-type membrane Na+-ATPase. In the present study, furosemide activity was studied in intracellular amastigotes and infected BALB/c mice to investigate its efficacy in cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). Intracellular parasites, but not macrophages
Wen-Juan Wang et al.
Molecular medicine reports, 24(3) (2021-07-24)
Ferroptosis is critically involved in the pathophysiology of diabetic nephropathy (DN). As a bioactive peptide, salusin‑β is abundantly expressed in the kidneys. However, it is unclear whether salusin‑β participates in the pathologies of diabetic kidney damage by regulating ferroptosis. The
Shaowei Wang et al.
ACS nano, 13(3), 3095-3105 (2019-02-15)
Two-photon excited photodynamic therapy (2PE-PDT) has attracted great attention in recent years due to its great potential for deep-tissue and highly spatiotemporally precise cancer therapy. Photosensitizers (PSs) with high singlet oxygen (1O2) generation efficiency and large two-photon absorption (2PA) cross-sections
Yan Wang et al.
Pharmaceutical research, 31(11), 3106-3119 (2014-05-23)
Although Cu complexes have been investigated as anticancer agents, there has been no description of Cu itself as a cancer killing agent. A stealth liposomal Cu formulation (LpCu) was studied in vitro and in vivo. LpCu was evaluated in prostate
Tong Zhang et al.
Journal of proteome research, 18(3), 826-840 (2019-01-12)
Arabidopsis MAP kinase 4 (MPK4) has been proposed to be a negative player in plant immunity, and it is also activated by pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs), such as flg22. The molecular mechanisms by which MPK4 is activated and regulates plant
Romaric Magerand et al.
Scientific reports, 11(1), 4528-4528 (2021-02-27)
Deinococcus bacteria are extremely resistant to radiation and other DNA damage- and oxidative stress-generating conditions. An efficient SOS-independent response mechanism inducing expression of several DNA repair genes is essential for this resistance, and is controlled by metalloprotease IrrE that cleaves
Wei Wei et al.
Molecular medicine reports, 13(3), 2201-2207 (2016-01-20)
Although 1,25‑dihydroxyvitamin D3 (VD3) is regarded as a promising inducing agent for leukemia cell differentiation, it is not as effective an agent as all‑trans‑retinoic acid, and its usefulness is also limited by the adverse effects of hypercalcemia. The aim of
Arpita Dave et al.
Journal of molecular neuroscience : MN, 67(1), 16-27 (2018-12-07)
Astrocytes play the central role in CNS metabolism to support neuronal functions. Mehyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MeCP2) is the global transcription factor with differential expression in neuronal and non-neuronal cells. MeCP2 mutation and downstream detrimental effects have been reported in astrocytes
Guruprasad Nayak et al.
Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics, 37(5), 1227-1238 (2020-04-27)
Metformin is the most commonly prescribed drug in the management of metabolic disorders such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and gestational diabetes in women of reproductive age. Insulin-sensitizing effect of metformin helps in improving from PCOS features such as hyperandrogenism
A Priyanka et al.
Free radical research, 48(10), 1206-1217 (2014-07-22)
Excessive expansion of white adipose tissue leads to hypoxia which is considered as a key factor responsible for adipose tissue dysfunction in obesity. Hypoxia induces inflammation, insulin resistance, and other obesity related complications. So the hypoxia-signalling pathway is expected to
Qian Zhou et al.
Biochemical pharmacology, 166, 231-241 (2019-06-04)
Protein glycation in the body can lead to malfunction of intracellular and extracellular proteins. Reactive carbonyl species (RCS) have been identified to be key intermediates in the reactions. The reaction products, generally termed as advanced glycation end products (AGEs), have
Ling Wang et al.
Molecular medicine reports, 18(1), 789-798 (2018-05-31)
The present study aimed to investigate whether pretreatment with rosuvastatin (RS) can provide cardioprotection in a myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) model. The protective effect of RS on myocardial oxygen‑glucose deprivation/reperfusion (OGD/R) injury was also evaluated by upregulating peroxisome proliferator‑activated receptor‑γ (PPAR‑γ).
Marshall Ellison et al.
Cell communication and signaling : CCS, 18(1), 15-15 (2020-01-29)
We have previously shown that the zinc finger transcription repressor SNAI2 (SLUG) represses tumor suppressor BRCA2-expression in non-dividing cells by binding to the E2-box upstream of the transcription start site. However, it is unclear how proliferating breast cancer (BC) cells
Xiang Wang et al.
Biotechnology for biofuels, 13, 160-160 (2020-09-19)
Despite the great potential of marine diatoms in biofuel sector, commercially viable biofuel production from native diatom strain is impractical. Targeted engineering of TAG pathway represents a promising approach; however, recruitment of potential candidate has been regarded as critical. Here
Hailong Shi et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 486(2), 314-320 (2017-03-18)
6-amino-4-(4-phenoxyphenylethylamino)quinazoline (QNZ) is an excellent quinazoline-containing NF-κB inhibitor also acting as a novel anticancer agent. Considering both the medicinal significance of quinazoline scaffold and the tunable functionality of Michael acceptor-centric pharmacophores in the electrophilicity-based prooxidant strategy, we designed a novel
Can Ali Agca et al.
Chemistry & biodiversity, 17(9), e2000441-e2000441 (2020-07-09)
Resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs is a critical problem in cancer therapy, but the underlying mechanism has not been fully elucidated. TP53-induced glycolysis regulatory phosphatase (TIGAR), an important glycolysis and apoptosis regulator, plays a crucial role in cancer cell survival by
Danielle A Millar et al.
Journal of cellular physiology, 235(12), 9487-9496 (2020-05-28)
Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) has various health benefits. Two case studies have associated chronic Rooibos consumption with conventional prescription medications, including atorvastatin (ATV), with hepatotoxicity. Statins act by inhibiting hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase, a rate-limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. Although rare, statins
Xiaohui Fu et al.
Molecular medicine reports, 19(5), 3649-3657 (2019-03-22)
Periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) are promising stem cells sources for regenerative medicine, particularly clinical periodontal ligament repair. It is critical to maintain high quality and a large quantity of PDLSCs for clinical usage. However, how PDLSCs respond to environmental
Min Yeong Kim et al.
Nutrition research and practice, 12(2), 129-134 (2018-04-10)
Although several recent studies have reported the anti-cancer effects of extracts or components of Citrus unshiu peel, which has been used for various purposes in traditional medicine, the molecular mechanisms for their effects remain unclear. In the present study, the
Knockdown of lncRNA TTTY15 alleviates myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury through the miR-374a-5p/FOXO1 axis.
Chen, et al.
IUBMB Life, 73, 273-285 (2021)
Maria Saveria Gilardini Montani et al.
Cancers, 11(5) (2019-05-28)
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive cancers whose prognosis is worsened by the poor response to the current chemotherapies. In this study, we investigated the cytotoxic effect of Apigenin, against two pancreatic cell lines, namely Panc1 and PaCa44
Rui Xin et al.
Archives of biochemistry and biophysics, 676, 108148-108148 (2019-10-14)
Nickel (Ni) is a silver-white transition metal that is widely used in the production field due to its unique physical and chemical properties. As a toxicant, long-term exposure to Ni can cause rhinitis, pneumonia and other respiratory inflammation. In the
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