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Emily K Tucker et al.
Reproductive toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.), 78, 60-68 (2018-03-28)
Methylmercury, a potent neurotoxin, is able to pass through the placenta, but its effects on the placenta itself have not been elucidated. Using an immortalized human trophoblast cell line, HTR8/SV-neo, we assessed the in vitro toxicity of methylmercury. We found
Jianhao Xu et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 504(1), 123-128 (2018-09-04)
Paclitaxel (PTX) is a first-line chemotherapy drug for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The long-chain non-coding RNA maternally expressed gene 3 (MEG3) is a recognized tumor suppressor. This study aimed to explore the effects of PTX on the expression
Yukiko Sueyama et al.
Journal of endodontics, 43(6), 943-948 (2017-04-19)
This study aimed to examine whether the implantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) with endothelial cells (ECs) accelerates pulp tissue regeneration/healing and induces dentin bridge formation in a rat model of molar coronal pulp regeneration. The maxillary first molars of
Tomasz Bednarski et al.
Biochimica et biophysica acta, 1861(12 Pt A), 2029-2037 (2016-10-22)
Stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 (SCD1) has recently been shown to be a critical control point in the regulation of cardiac metabolism and function. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα) is an important regulator of myocardial fatty acid uptake and utilization. The present
He Wang et al.
Journal of proteomics, 179, 122-130 (2018-03-17)
To seek a potential target for periodontal tissue regeneration, this study aimed to explore the role of Integrin alpha 5 (ITGA5) in human periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs). Transwell assay, Cell Counting Kit 8 (CCK8) assay, cell cycle assay, alkaline
Juan Gonzalez-Valdivieso et al.
Biomacromolecules, 20(5), 1996-2007 (2019-04-05)
This work investigates the physicochemical properties and in vitro accuracy of a genetically engineered drug-delivery system based on elastin-like block recombinamers. The DNA recombinant techniques allowed us to create this smart complex polymer containing bioactive sequences for internalization, lysosome activation
J S Jeong et al.
Transplantation proceedings, 49(9), 2188-2193 (2017-11-19)
Various volatile anesthetics and ischemic preconditioning (IP) have been demonstrated to exert protective effect against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in liver. We aimed to determine whether application of IP under isoflurane and sevoflurane anesthesia would confer protection against hepatic I/R injury
François Willermain et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 19(4) (2018-04-05)
Diabetic retinopathy is a frequent eyesight threatening complication of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Under physiological conditions, the inner and the outer blood-retinal barriers protect the retina by regulating ion, protein, and water flux into and out of the
Akiko Sakasai-Sakai et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 21(14) (2020-07-15)
Hepatocyte cell death is a key process in the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). However, the factors responsible for and mechanisms underlying NASH-related cell death have not yet been elucidated in detail. We herein investigated the effects of intracellular glyceraldehyde
Mi-Youn Kwon et al.
Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 515(4), 565-571 (2019-06-11)
In the present study, we synthesized and evaluated the anti-inflammatory effects of the two component hybrids, caffeic acid (CA)-ferulic acid (FA), FA-Tryptamine (Trm), CA-Piperonyl Triazol (PT) and FA-PT. Of these five hybrids, CA-FA had the most potent inhibitory effect on
Petr M Masliukov et al.
Neuropeptides, 55, 47-54 (2015-11-22)
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) plays a trophic role in the nervous and vascular systems and in cardiac hypertrophy. However, there is no report concerning the expression of NPY and its receptors in the heart during postnatal development. In the current study
Chiyuki Ueshima et al.
The American journal of pathology, 188(6), 1497-1508 (2018-03-27)
The involvement of mast cells in the establishment of pregnancy is unclear. Herein, we found that human mast cells are present in the decidual tissues of parous women and expressed a human-specific protein killer cell Ig-like receptor (KIR) 2DL4, a
Makito Hirano et al.
Journal of the neurological sciences, 378, 75-79 (2017-06-02)
Early onset ataxia with ocular motor apraxia and hypoalbuminemia (EAOH)/ataxia with oculomotor apraxia 1 (AOA1) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the APTX gene. In contrast to the recent progress on the molecular mechanism of aprataxin in
Sabrina Bochicchio et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 525(2), 377-387 (2017-02-13)
Tailored developed nanoliposomes loaded with a siRNA against the transcription factor E2F1 (siE2F1), were produced and delivered to human colorectal adenocarcinoma cell lines and to intestinal human biopsies. siE2F1 loaded nanoliposomes were produced through a dedicated ultrasound assisted technique producing
Xiaoying Yang et al.
Plant physiology and biochemistry : PPB, 156, 436-444 (2020-10-07)
Aldose reductases (ARs) have been considered to play important roles in sorbitol biosynthesis, cellular detoxification and stress response in some plants. ARs from maize are capable of catalyzing the oxidation of sorbitol to glucose. However, little is known how maize
Xin Liu et al.
Journal of ethnopharmacology, 249, 112362-112362 (2019-11-05)
There is a lack of systematic descriptions and characterization of strokes and their effects in both the cerebral hippocampus and cortex. Shuxuetong (SXT) injection was reported to have good therapeutic effects in the clinic; therefore, it was selected as a
Jing Gan et al.
Oncology letters, 12(6), 4515-4523 (2017-01-21)
Clinically, temozolomide (TMZ) is widely used in glioblastoma (GBM) treatment. However, the toxicity of TMZ may influence the quality of patient life. Thus, novel treatment options for sensitizing GBM cells to TMZ chemotherapy are necessary. Aurora-A is widely expressed in
Yantao Zhao et al.
The Journal of nutrition, 149(5), 776-787 (2019-05-06)
Methylglyoxal (MGO), an important precursor of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), circulates at high concentrations in diabetic patients' blood and plays an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetes and other chronic diseases. The aim of this study was to
Jacob Ren Jie Chew et al.
Acta biomaterialia, 89, 252-264 (2019-03-18)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are potential therapeutics for the treatment of periodontal defects. It is increasingly accepted that MSCs mediate tissue repair through secretion of trophic factors, particularly exosomes. Here, we investigated the therapeutic effects of human MSC exosome-loaded collagen
Rose Cairns et al.
Experimental cell research, 358(2), 397-410 (2017-07-18)
Annexin A6 (AnxA6) has been implicated in the regulation of endo-/exocytic pathways, cholesterol transport, and the formation of multifactorial signaling complexes in many different cell types. More recently, AnxA6 has also been linked to triglyceride storage in adipocytes. Here we
Beatriz Díez-Dacal et al.
Molecular pharmacology, 89(1), 42-52 (2015-10-22)
Aldose reductase (AKR1B1) is a critical drug target because of its involvement in diabetic complications, inflammation, and tumorigenesis. However, to date, development of clinically useful inhibitors has been largely unsuccessful. Cyclopentenone prostaglandins (cyPGs) are reactive lipid mediators that bind covalently
Yiyun Wang et al.
Stem cells and development, 29(15), 1007-1015 (2020-05-29)
Adipose-derived stem/stromal cells (ASCs) have been previously used for bone repair. However, significant cell heterogeneity exists within the ASC population, which has the potential to result in unreliable bone tissue formation and/or low efficacy. Although the use of cell sorting
YiQiang Li et al.
Bone & joint research, 9(11), 751-760 (2020-11-03)
This study aimed to investigate the effect of solute carrier family 20 member 2 (SLC20A2) gene mutation (identified from a hereditary multiple exostoses family) on chondrocyte proliferation and differentiation. ATDC5 chondrocytes were cultured in insulin-transferrin-selenium medium to induce differentiation. Cells
Jianli Feng et al.
Molecular medicine reports, 16(2), 1516-1522 (2017-06-20)
Stem cell factor (SCF) is critical in regulating the proliferation, differentiation and function of the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs), which are closely associated with smooth muscle dysfunction. The present study aimed to examine the effect of SCF on ICC
Yue Yang et al.
The Journal of nutritional biochemistry, 40, 172-177 (2016-12-05)
Activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) is critical for liver fibrosis development. Previously, we showed that astaxanthin (ASTX), a xanthophyll carotenoid, has antifibrogenic effects in LX-2 cells, a human HSC cell line. We sought to determine the effect of ASTX
Mingde Huang et al.
Molecular therapy : the journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy, 25(4), 1014-1026 (2017-02-19)
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as important regulators in a variety of human diseases, including cancers. However, the biological function of these molecules and the mechanisms responsible for their alteration in gastric cancer (GC) are not fully understood. In
Wanderson Sirley Reis Teixeira et al.
Talanta, 178, 1040-1045 (2017-11-16)
Methods for determination of glycerol and its electrooxidation products (neutral diols and carboxylates) by capillary electrophoresis (CE) with dual capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detectors (C
Daidzein ameliorates diabetic retinopathy in experimental animals.
Laddha, et al.
Life Sciences, 265, 118779-118779 (2021)
Emily Schartner et al.
Experimental neurology, 309, 134-147 (2018-08-14)
In peripheral nerve under hyperglycemic conditions high flux of d-glucose through the polyol pathway drives an aberrant redox state contributing to neurodegeneration in diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSPN). Sirtuins, including SIRT2, detect the redox state via the NAD+/NADH ratio to regulate
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