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Chulwon Kim et al.
Molecular carcinogenesis, 53(10), 793-806 (2013-06-15)
Constitutive activation of STAT3 is frequently observed and closely linked with proliferation, survival, invasion, metastasis and angiogenesis in tumor cells. In the present study, we investigated whether β-caryophyllene oxide (CPO), a sesquiterpene isolated primarily from the essential oils of medicinal
Mi-Young Kim et al.
Vaccine, 33(15), 1830-1838 (2015-03-03)
Dengue infection is on the rise in many endemic areas of the tropics. Vaccination remains the most realistic strategy for prevention of this potentially fatal viral disease but there is currently no effective vaccine that could protect against all four
Maria Peiris-Pagès et al.
Aging, 7(10), 816-838 (2015-11-06)
Cancer cells grow in highly complex stromal microenvironments, which through metabolic remodelling, catabolism, autophagy and inflammation nurture them and are able to facilitate metastasis and resistance to therapy. However, these changes in the metabolic profile of stromal cancer-associated fibroblasts and
Afshin Amini et al.
Journal of experimental & clinical cancer research : CR, 33, 92-92 (2014-11-27)
Bromelain and N-acetylcysteine are two natural, sulfhydryl-containing compounds with good safety profiles which have been investigated for their benefits and application in health and disease for more than fifty years. As such, the potential values of these agents in cancer
Jean-Philippe Leduc-Gaudet et al.
Oncotarget, 6(20), 17923-17937 (2015-06-09)
Skeletal muscle aging is associated with a progressive decline in muscle mass and strength, a process termed sarcopenia. Evidence suggests that accumulation of mitochondrial dysfunction plays a causal role in sarcopenia, which could be triggered by impaired mitophagy. Mitochondrial function
Natalie Cortes et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 102, 222-228 (2014-10-12)
Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) enzymatic inhibition is an important target for the management of Alzheimer disease (AD) and AChE inhibitors are the mainstay drugs for its treatment. In order to discover new sources of potent AChE inhibitors, a combined strategy is presented
Varun Kesherwani et al.
Neuroscience letters, 576, 45-50 (2014-06-07)
Fasudil (HA-1077), a specific Rho kinase II (ROCKII) inhibitor, is in clinical trials for recovery from spinal cord injury (SCI). The primary role of Fasudil is in axonal regeneration, as it inhibits ROCKII, the key signaling molecule involved in collapse
Lisa Mathiasen et al.
PloS one, 10(4), e0125789-e0125789 (2015-04-10)
Human PREP1 and PBX1 are homeodomain transcriptional factors, whose biochemical and structural characterization has not yet been fully described. Expression of full-length recombinant PREP1 (47.6 kDa) and PBX1 (46.6 kDa) in E. coli is difficult because of poor yield, high
Xiaohu Xia et al.
ACS nano, 9(10), 9994-10004 (2015-09-04)
Peroxidase mimics with dimensions on the nanoscale have received great interest as emerging artificial enzymes for biomedicine and environmental protection. While a variety of peroxidase mimics have been actively developed recently, limited progress has been made toward improving their catalytic
Ya Jin et al.
Electrophoresis, 36(15), 1711-1723 (2015-05-02)
Soluble proteins of human bronchial smooth muscle cells (HBSMC) were separated by nondenaturing micro 2DE and a 30 mm × 40 mm area of the CBB-stained slab gel (1.0 mm thick) was cut into 1.1 mm × 1.1 mm squares
Raimo A Ketola et al.
Forensic science international, 249, e7-11 (2015-02-17)
Kavalactones are a group of compounds found in kava, a beverage or extract prepared from the rhizome of the kava plant (Piper methysticum). Traditionally kava extracts have been used for their anxiolytic and sedative properties. Sales of kava extracts were
Sang Hyun Choi et al.
Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association, 25(8), 897-903 (2015-05-16)
The accurate diagnosis of thyroid nodules is important for making management decisions. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical usefulness of BRAF(V600E) mutation analysis with core-needle biopsy (CNB+BRAF(V600E)) in thyroid nodules with previous atypia of undetermined significance
Wei Li et al.
Biosensors & bioelectronics, 70, 304-309 (2015-04-04)
DNA methylation catalyzed by methyltransferase (MTase) plays an important role in many biological processes, including gene transcription, genomic imprinting and cellular differentiation. Herein, a simple and novel homogeneous electrochemical strategy for ultrasensitive DNA MTase activity assay has been successfully developed
E O Farombi et al.
Andrologia, 46(8), 893-901 (2013-10-02)
The indiscriminate use, abuse and patients' noncompliance to normal prescription of artemisinin and its derivatives are a common practice during the treatment for drug-resistant malaria parasites in most developing countries. This study investigated the influence of artemisinin on the testicular
Irene Moraleja et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 407(9), 2393-2403 (2015-01-27)
A shotgun approach including peptide-based OFFGEL-isoelectric focusing (IEF) fractionation has been developed with the aim of improving the identification of platinum-binding proteins in biological samples. The method is based on a filter-aided sample preparation (FASP) tryptic digestion under denaturing and
P A Mosier-Boss et al.
Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 153, 591-598 (2015-10-07)
SERS substrates were fabricated by filtering either Ag or Au colloidal particles onto rigid, ceramic filters - onto which suspensions of bacteria were then filtered. SERS spectra of the bacteria were obtained using a Raman spectrometer that has an 'orbital
V P Avdoshin et al.
Urologiia (Moscow, Russia : 1999), (5)(5), 18-20 (2013-01-25)
The evaluation of clinical efficacy of combined treatment and metaphylaxis in 58 patients with gout complicated by nephropathy and urolithiasis was performed. The study included 41 (71%) men and 27 (29%) women aged 44 to 88 years (mean age -
Filippo Bertoli et al.
Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), 10(16), 3307-3315 (2014-04-17)
Nanoparticles in contact with cells and living organisms generate quite novel interactions at the interface between the nanoparticle surface and the surrounding biological environment. However, a detailed time resolved molecular level description of the evolving interactions as nanoparticles are internalized
Xinru Li et al.
European journal of pharmaceutical sciences : official journal of the European Federation for Pharmaceutical Sciences, 76, 95-101 (2015-04-29)
The purpose of this work was to demonstrate the advantages of a folate modified pH sensitive micelle system (HPPF) on reducing the systemic toxicity of antitumor drug doxorubicin (DOX) as well as increasing the antitumor efficacy on multi-drug resistant tumor.
Adriana Lizbeth Juárez-Rojas et al.
Systems biology in reproductive medicine, 61(4), 211-221 (2015-04-14)
Testicular apoptosis is activated by stress, but it is not clear which signaling pathway is activated in response to stress. The aim of this study was to investigate whether intrinsic, extrinsic, or both apoptotic signaling pathways are activated by acute
C Brooks Mobley et al.
Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 12, 32-32 (2015-08-19)
Phosphatidic acid (PA) is a diacyl-glycerophospholipid that acts as a signaling molecule in numerous cellular processes. Recently, PA has been proposed to stimulate skeletal muscle protein accretion, but mechanistic studies are lacking. Furthermore, it is unknown whether co-ingesting PA with
M Lorena Cortez et al.
Bioelectrochemistry (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 105, 117-122 (2015-06-22)
In this work the effects of the self-assembly solvent on the structure and electrochemical behavior of redox-active polyelectrolyte–surfactant complexes cast on electrode supports from aqueous and DMF solutions are presented. The complex studied is formed by complexation of osmium complex-modified
Duraisamy Ponnusamy et al.
Infection and immunity, 83(5), 2065-2081 (2015-03-11)
The identification of new virulence factors in Yersinia pestis and understanding their molecular mechanisms during an infection process are necessary in designing a better vaccine or to formulate an appropriate therapeutic intervention. By using a high-throughput, signature-tagged mutagenic approach, we
Maria Sol Degese et al.
The Biochemical journal, 467(1), 77-90 (2015-01-15)
Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathways constitute key regulatory elements linking extracellular stimuli to nuclear gene expression. Immediate-early responsive genes (IEGs) of the activator protein 1 (AP-1) family, such as fos, achieve peak expression levels shortly after cells are stimulated with
Blanca V Rodriguez et al.
Analytical biochemistry, 492, 69-75 (2015-09-30)
High-quality chromosomal DNA is a requirement for many biochemical and molecular biological techniques. To isolate cellular DNA, standard protocols typically lyse cells and separate nucleic acids from other biological molecules using a combination of chemical and physical methods. After a
Qi Yin et al.
Journal of biomedical nanotechnology, 11(10), 1764-1775 (2015-10-28)
The clinical success of anthracyclines-containing chemotherapy for breast cancer is mainly restricted by cardiac damage and the development of multidrug resistance (MDR). For efficient reversal of drug resistance, doxorubicin (DOX) loaded multifunctional bioreducible micelles were constructed from a new amphiphilic
Sui Ching Phung et al.
Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 407(23), 6995-7002 (2015-07-06)
Counter-pressure was used to extend the duration of field-amplified sample injection in isotachophoresis (FASI-ITP) in order to improve the detection of bacterial cells. Using 0.51-μm negatively charged encapsulated fluorescent beads as a model, the counter-pressure, injection and separation voltages, and
Lin Hai Kurahara et al.
Inflammatory bowel diseases, 21(3), 496-506 (2015-02-04)
Intestinal fibrosis is a frequent complication of Crohn's disease (CD) and often leads to detrimental stricture formation. Myofibroblasts play active roles in mediating fibrotic changes in various tissues. We investigated whether transient receptor potential channels in intestinal myofibroblasts are involved
Patrícia Pereira et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1368, 173-182 (2014-12-03)
MicroRNA-based therapeutic applications have fostered a growing interest in the development of microRNAs purification processes in order to obtain the final product with high purity degree, good quality and biologically active. The pre-miR-29 deficiency or overexpression has been associated to
Seung Ho Baek et al.
Immunopharmacology and immunotoxicology, 37(3), 265-273 (2015-05-20)
Cinobufagin (CBG) is a cardiotoxic bufanolide steroid secreted by the skin and parotid venom glands of the Asiatic toad Bufo bufo gargarizans (called Chan-Su). Although CBG is known to exhibit anti-cancer activities, very little is known about its potential mechanism(s)
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