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Ulrike Fischer et al.
Oncotarget, 6(9), 7023-7039 (2015-03-12)
In development of amphibians and flies, gene amplification is one of mechanisms to increase gene expression. In mammalian cells, gene amplification seems to be restricted to tumorigenesis and acquiring of drug-resistance in cancer cells. Here, we report a complex gene...
Valerie L Flax et al.
The American journal of clinical nutrition, 99(4), 950-956 (2014-02-07)
Selenium is found in soils and is essential for human antioxidant defense and immune function. In Malawi, low soil selenium and dietary intakes coupled with low plasma selenium concentrations in HIV infection could have negative consequences for the health of...
Simon P W Hageman et al.
Water research, 47(7), 2118-2128 (2013-03-15)
Removal of the toxic selenium compounds selenite and selenate from waste water before discharge is becoming increasingly imperative in industrialized countries. Bacteria can reduce selenate to selenite, but also further to elemental selenium, selenide or organic selenium. In this paper...
Hong Gao et al.
Environmental toxicology and pharmacology, 37(3), 1079-1089 (2014-05-02)
The aim of this work was to investigate genomic DNA damage in human oral cavity cells after exposure to different tobacco product preparations (TPPs). The oral carcinoma cell line 101A, gingival epithelial cells HGEC, and gingival fibroblasts HGF were exposed...
Kenjiro Bandow et al.
Bone, 74, 125-133 (2014-12-17)
Chondrocytes are derived from mesenchymal stem cells, and play an important role in cartilage formation. Sex determining region Y box (Sox) family transcription factors are essential for chondrogenic differentiation, whereas the intracellular signal pathways of Sox activation have not been...
Maria Teresa Dell'Anno et al.
The Journal of clinical investigation, 124(7), 3215-3229 (2014-06-18)
Direct lineage reprogramming through genetic-based strategies enables the conversion of differentiated somatic cells into functional neurons and distinct neuronal subtypes. Induced dopaminergic (iDA) neurons can be generated by direct conversion of skin fibroblasts; however, their in vivo phenotypic and functional...
Riham S Said et al.
PloS one, 7(12), e50928-e50928 (2012-12-14)
Radiotherapy is a major factor contributing to female infertility by inducing premature ovarian failure (POF). Therefore, the need for an effective radioprotective agent is evident. The present study investigated the mechanism of potential radioprotective effect of sodium selenite on radiation-induced...
Celine Thiry et al.
Biological trace element research, 152(1), 152-160 (2013-02-12)
Most European people have selenium (Se) intake inferior to recommended values that are considered necessary to ensure the beneficial action of antioxidant selenoproteins. People could therefore tend to have recourse to Se-enriched food supplements (FS) aiming to increase their Se...
D A McCreedy et al.
Biomaterials science, 2(11), 1672-1682 (2014-10-28)
Embryonic stem (ES) cells can be differentiated into many neural cell types that hold great potential as cell replacement therapies following spinal cord injury (SCI). Coupling stem cell transplantation with biomaterial scaffolds can produce a unified combination therapy with several...
Y Ci et al.
Cell death & disease, 5, e1542-e1542 (2014-11-28)
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have an important role in regulating various cellular processes. Our previous study confirmed that selenite, an anti-tumour agent, triggered apoptosis through the production of ROS in multiple types of cancer cells. In this study, we discovered...
Kang Sun et al.
Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association, 52, 36-41 (2012-11-10)
Selenium, an essential trace element, can also be toxic at higher levels of exposure. Several lines of evidence show epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a predominant component of green tea catechins with numerous health benefits, can ameliorate the toxicity of many agents. A...
Tamara Winkler et al.
PloS one, 9(6), e98444-e98444 (2014-06-04)
Intervertebral discs (IVDs) are strong fibrocartilaginous joints that connect adjacent vertebrae of the spine. As discs age they become prone to failure, with neurological consequences that are often severe. Surgical repair of discs treats the result of the disease, which...
Fan Wang et al.
Virus research, 199, 62-67 (2015-02-11)
We demonstrate, for the first time, that Singapore Grouper Iridovirus (SGIV) can successfully infect a Zebrafish cell line. Combined with the recent availability of the complete zebrafish (danio rerio) genome, this provides an opportunity to investigate virus-host interactions at the...
Selenium-catalysed debromination of vic-dibromides to alkenes with cysteine or glutathione
Yanada, Kazuo and Yanada, Reiko and Meguri, Haruo
Journal of the Chemical Society. Chemical Communications, 2008(10), 730-732 (1990)
Jianjun Hu et al.
Human molecular genetics, 23(17), 4663-4673 (2014-04-25)
Filamin B (FlnB) is an actin-binding protein thought to transduce signals from various membrane receptors and intracellular proteins onto the actin cytoskeleton. Formin1 (Fmn1) is an actin-nucleating protein, implicated in actin assembly and intracellular signaling. Human mutations in FLNB cause...
Ibtissem Ben Amara et al.
Environmental toxicology, 28(11), 630-643 (2011-09-03)
There is considerable interest in the study of free radical-mediated damage to biological systems due to pesticide exposure. However, there is a lack of consensus as to which determinations are best used to quantify future risks arising from xenobiotic exposure...
Lei Rao et al.
International journal of nanomedicine, 9, 4819-4828 (2014-11-08)
As a potential protein therapeutic for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), BAY 55-9837 is limited by poor stability and a very short half-life in vivo. The purpose of this study was to construct a novel nanostructured biomaterial by conjugating BAY...
Urška Kristan et al.
Biological trace element research, 151(2), 240-246 (2012-12-18)
The distribution and speciation of selenium (Se) in freshwater fish (muscle and liver tissue) from lakes in Argentina was investigated. Three introduced species, brown trout (Salmo trutta), rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), and one native species...
J I Eze et al.
Experimental parasitology, 135(2), 331-336 (2013-08-07)
Trypanosomosis has been associated with immunosuppression, anemia and oxidative damage while selenium possesses both immunostimulatory and antioxidative effects. This study was designed to assess the effect of dietary selenium supplementation on parasitemia, anemia, survival pattern and serum protein profiles of...
Hui Liu et al.
The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology, 144 Pt B, 483-491 (2014-09-24)
Leydig cells are the primary source of testosterone in the testes, and their steroidogenic function is strictly controlled by the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad axis. Emerging evidence has indicated that fibroblast growth factors play a role in regulating stem Leydig cell development and...
Kejian Shi et al.
Journal of hematology & oncology, 6, 7-7 (2013-01-19)
Previous studies demonstrated that selenite induced cancer-cell apoptosis through multiple mechanisms; however, effects of selenite on microtubules in leukemic cells have not been demonstrated. The toxic effect of selenite on leukemic HL60 cells was performed with cell counting kit 8....
Barbara Dolińska et al.
Biological trace element research, 150(1-3), 509-512 (2012-10-27)
Together with vitamin C, zinc, selenium, manganese, and magnesium play a vital role in the preservation of organs scheduled for transplantation. In the present study, it is shown that addition of 1 mg/l of these elements influences the stability of 0.3 mM...
Christina N Robitaille et al.
Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology, 143(1), 126-135 (2014-10-18)
Several pesticides suspected or known to have endocrine disrupting effects were screened for pro- or antiandrogenic properties by determining their effects on proliferation, prostatic-specific antigen (PSA) secretion and androgen receptor (AR) expression, and AR phosphorylation in androgen-dependent LNCaP human prostate...
Bing Zheng et al.
Cancer letters, 357(2), 468-475 (2014-12-03)
Here we found that dual mTORC1/2 inhibitor AZD-2014 significantly inhibited RCC cell survival and growth, with higher efficiency than conventional mTORC1 inhibitors rapamycin and RAD001. RCC cell apoptosis was also induced by AZD-2014. AZD-2014 disrupted mTORC1/2 assembly and activation, while...
Noriaki Hashimoto et al.
BMC cancer, 14, 722-722 (2014-09-28)
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are thought to play important roles in therapy-resistance. In this study, we induced cancer stem-like cells from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines using a unique medium, and examined their potential for resistance to anti-cancer drugs. The...
Tao Qin et al.
Carbohydrate polymers, 92(1), 645-650 (2012-12-12)
Chinese angelica polysaccharide (CAP) was extracted by water decoction and ethanol precipitation, purified through eliminating protein by Sevage method and column chromatography of Sephadex G-200, then selenizingly modified by nitric acid-sodium selenite method according to L(9)(3(4)) orthogonal design of three-factors...
Bimetallic nickel cobalt selenides: a new kind of electroactive material for high-power energy storage.
Chen H, et al.
Journal of Material Chemistry A, 3(47), 23653-23659 (2015)
Meiling Li et al.
Cellular signalling, 26(7), 1539-1548 (2014-04-08)
Progranulin (PGRN) was reported to be a stress-response factor in response to hypoxia and acidosis. Here we present evidences demonstrating that PGRN is also an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress responsive factor: PGRN expression was induced and its activation of Erk1/2...
Fabiola Rusolo et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 18(3), 2549-2562 (2013-02-28)
The need to explore new alternative therapeutic strategies and chemoprevention methods for hepatocellular carcinoma is growing significantly. Selenium is a trace element that plays a critical role in physiological processes, and is used in cancer chemoprevention. The aim of this...
Takuya Kitamura et al.
Molecular carcinogenesis, 54(6), 459-472 (2014-05-20)
Although very few studies have addressed the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the development of biliary tract cancer (BTC), several lines of evidence suggest a role for the erbB receptor family. Overexpression and activation of erbB2 has been reported in...
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