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Fatemeh Ostadhossein et al.
Biomaterials, 181, 252-267 (2018-08-11)
The removal of tenacious dental plaque is of paramount importance; however, early diagnosis can be a challenging task in dental clinics due to the limitations of current approaches, specifically X-ray-based techniques. We have approached this problem by integrating antibacterial properties
Chengbin Xue et al.
Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry, 79(8), 1384-1390 (2015-03-31)
Nano-TiO2 has been reported to be an efficient photocatalyst, which is able to produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) under UVA irradiation. In this study, we investigated the effects of nano-TiO2 on the cytotoxicity, induction of apoptosis, and the putative pathways
Jing Ruan et al.
ACS applied materials & interfaces, 10(17), 14342-14355 (2018-03-16)
Radiation therapy is a kind of tumor treatment that has been widely employed in clinics, but its therapeutic effect is largely hampered by various factors. Currently, considerable efforts are being made in the search for effective and safe radiosensitizers. A
Hui Xiong et al.
Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society, 309, 145-157 (2019-07-28)
Estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast carcinoma therapy faces the challenges of estrogen receptors heterogeneity and endocrine therapy resistance. Selectively attacking glutathione (GSH) biosynthesis which is the metabolic vulnerability of ER+ breast carcinoma could bypass conventional treatment limitations through blocking oxidative stress
Yinhe Tang et al.
Molecular medicine reports, 15(4), 1647-1653 (2017-03-06)
Hepatic stellate cell (HSC) activation serves a key role in liver fibrosis, and is associated with chronic liver diseases. Bilirubin, a product of heme degradation, has been demonstrated to have antioxidant properties. The present study investigated the effects of physiological
Zheng-lin Chen et al.
Journal of translational medicine, 12, 286-286 (2014-10-08)
Human papillomavirus type-16 (HPV-16) E2 protein acts as a transcriptional modulator and plays a key role in regulating many biological responses. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between HPV-16 E2, the receptor for the globular heads
Zhi Xie et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 454(2), 313-319 (2014-12-03)
In this study, we explored the cytoprotective potential of silibinin against oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced neuronal cell damages, and studied underling mechanisms. In vitro model of ischemic stroke was created by keeping neuronal cells (SH-SY5Y cells and primary mouse cortical neurons)
Hamed Haghi Aminjan et al.
Life sciences, 232, 116607-116607 (2019-06-30)
Poisoning with aluminium phosphide (AlP) commonly has a high rate of mortality and morbidities. Phosphine gas is the main cause of AlP poisoning that has deleterious effect on multi-organs especially heart, kidney, and liver. Furthermore, several studies reported that resveratrol
Chul Min Park et al.
Toxicology in vitro : an international journal published in association with BIBRA, 65, 104767-104767 (2020-01-11)
We selected five substances among the organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), chlordane, heptachlor, p,p'-DDT, β-HCH, and hexachlorobenzene, and investigated whether low-concentration exposure to the OCP compounds affected glucose metabolism. The exposure of L6 myotubes to the OCP compounds (1 or 5 μM) for
S Sruthi et al.
Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, 170, 454-462 (2018-06-30)
Iron oxide nanoparticles have the capability to cross Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) and hence are widely investigated for biomedical operations in the central nervous system. Before being used for the biomedical purpose, it is necessary to investigate its biocompatibility, dosimetry
Shiva Pathak et al.
Acta biomaterialia, 75, 287-299 (2018-06-09)
Attenuation of senescence progression may be attractive way to preserve the functionality of pancreatic islets (PI) after transplantation. In this study, we developed a model for in vitro induction of premature senescence in rat PI and showed the effectiveness of
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
Jun An et al.
Food chemistry, 322, 126742-126742 (2020-04-20)
Almond hulls, the main by-product of almond production, are considered a valuable source of bioactive phenolic compounds. This study aimed to characterize the phenolic composition, bioavailability of the phenolic-rich extracts from almond hulls (PEAH), and their protective effect on oxidative
Ga-Eun Lim et al.
Archives of biochemistry and biophysics, 689, 108437-108437 (2020-06-12)
Skin aging is influenced by several genetic, physiological, and environmental factors. In particular, ultraviolet (UV) exposure is an important factor involved in inducing skin photoaging. Autophagy controlling homeostatic balance between the synthesis, degradation, and recycling of cellular organelles and proteins
Laxman N Bavkar et al.
Molecular and cellular biochemistry, 459(1-2), 61-71 (2019-05-19)
Hyperglycemia in diabetes causes protein glycation that leads to oxidative stress, release of cytokines, and establishment of secondary complications such as neuropathy, retinopathy, and nephropathy. Several other metabolic disorders, stress, and inflammation generate free radicals and oxidative stress. It is
Elena Simoni et al.
ChemMedChem, 11(12), 1309-1317 (2015-10-27)
The amyloidogenic pathway is a prominent feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, growing evidence suggests that a linear disease model based on β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) alone is not likely to be realistic, which therefore calls for further investigations on the
Yilin Hong et al.
Life sciences, 231, 116550-116550 (2019-06-12)
Acrylamide (AA) is a common heat-generated toxicant in some food. Inhibiting its formation with natural antioxidants is of great significance. The current study aims to investigate the alleviative effect and the underlying mechanism of allicin against AA-induced oxidative stress in
Ilona Domracheva et al.
Life sciences, 186, 92-101 (2017-08-16)
This study was designed to investigate the mechanism underlying cancer cell apoptosis caused by selenophenoquinolinones and coumarins. Twelve derivatives were studied according to their ability to suppress the proliferation of cancer cells in vitro (i.e., HepG2, MH-22A, MCF-7), induce cell
Nan Wang et al.
Brain research, 1741, 146878-146878 (2020-05-15)
Accumulating evidence suggests that myocyte enhancer factor 2D (MEF2D) is a pro-survival factor for neurons. However, whether MEF2D is involved in protecting neurons from cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury remains unknown. The current study was designed to investigate the exact role and
Nicolas Dzamko et al.
Acta neuropathologica, 133(2), 303-319 (2016-11-27)
Inflammation is likely a key contributor to the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD), a progressively debilitating neurodegenerative disease that is accompanied by a pathological accumulation of the α-synuclein protein in a staged manner through the brain. What leads to the
Jian Chen et al.
Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine & pharmacotherapie, 117, 109150-109150 (2019-06-25)
Sepsis, a life-threatening disease with high morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients, usually leads to serious complications including liver damage and dysregulated metabolic homoeostasis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic potential of melatonin in rats
Si-Yi Li et al.
Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology, 67, 153164-153164 (2020-01-19)
Centipeda minima (L.) A.Br. (C. minima) has been used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine to treat nasal allergy, diarrhea, asthma and malaria for centuries. Recent pharmacological studies have demonstrated that the ethanol extract of C. minima (ECM) and several active
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
Marzena Fandzloch et al.
Journal of biological inorganic chemistry : JBIC : a publication of the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 25(1), 109-124 (2019-11-20)
Six novel ruthenium(III) complexes of general formula [RuCl3(L)3] (1,3,5) and [RuCl3(H2O)(L)2] (2,4,6), where L stands for three different triazolopyrimidine-derived ligands, are reported. The compounds have been structurally characterized (IR, EPR, SCXRD), and their magnetic moments have been determined. The single-crystal
Heat shock protein 90? inhibitor, PU-H71 in combination with DHEA promoting apoptosis in triple-negative breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231.
Soudan, et al.
Acta Biochimica Polonica, 67, 561-570 (2020)
Luca Michael Sihn et al.
Journal of trace elements in medicine and biology : organ of the Society for Minerals and Trace Elements (GMS), 51, 65-72 (2018-11-24)
Drugs bearing metal-coordinating moieties can alter biological metal distribution. In this work, a complex between iron(II) and diflunisal was prepared in the solid state, exhibiting the following composition: [Fe(diflunisal)2(H2O)2], (Fe(dif)2). The ability of diflunisal to alter labile pools of both
Hoomin Lee et al.
Scientific reports, 11(1), 894-894 (2021-01-15)
This study was undertaken to investigate the anticancer effects of organic extracts derived from the floral cones of Metasequoia glyptostroboides. Dried powder of M. glyptostroboides floral cones was subjected to methanol extraction, and the resulting extract was further partitioned by
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