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Publication date: Available online 22 February 2019Source: SteroidsAuthor(s): Hye Joung Choi, Bao Ting ZhuAbstract2-Methoxyestradiol is an endogenous nonpolar metabolite of 17β-estradiol with a strong antitubulin activity. Earlier we showed that 2-methoxyestradiol increases the level and activity of cyclin B1/CDK1, which subsequently induces mitotic prometaphase arrest. In the present study, we demonstrate that upregulation of cyclin B1/CDK1 is responsible for the increased phosphorylation of the anti-apoptotic proteins Bcl-2 and Bcl-XL in 2-methoxyestradiol-induced, mitotically-arrested cancer cells. Additional analy...
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This study suggests that the U11-DOX/CUR NPs have promising potential for combination treatment of lung cancer.Graphical abstract
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In this study, we developed two kinds of Y-shaped double-stranded DNA nanostructures (Y-DNAs), including a single unit composed of three DNA strands (YS-DNA) and a ligated multiunit complex formed by crosslinking each YS-DNA (YL-DNA), and investigated whether they have immunostimulatory activity in innate immune cells. YS-DNA and YL-DNA induced the production of immune cytokines such as IL-12 and TNF-α and the expression of costimulatory molecules such as CD80 and CD86 in primary mouse dendritic cells and macrophage cells (RAW264.7 cells). A Coprecipitation study demonstrated that YL-DNA was directly associated with ...
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This study was aimed to investigate the anti-oxidative and the ameliorative effects of Antrodia cinnamomea ethanol extract (ACEE) on reproduction dysfunction in male diabetic rats. The diabetic condition was induced by administrating the combination of streptozotocin (STZ) (65 mg/kg) and nicotinamide (NA) (230 mg/kg). Three different doses of ACEE were tested (385, 770, 1540 mg/kg) for 5 weeks. The results indicated that the ACEE improved STZ-NA induced hyperglycemia, oxidative stress, and insulin resistance. In addition to this, ACEE reduced the degree of lipid peroxidation, recovered the abnormal str...
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In conclusion, we have verified that circVAPA is up-regulated in CRC patients’ tissues and plasma, and exerts oncogenic properties by sponging miR-101 in CRC. CircVAPA could serve as a promising biomarker and a therapeutic target for CRC.
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 112Author(s): Bing Wu, Heyuan Wang, Lenign Zhang, Chenglin Sun, Hang Li, Chunyan Jiang, Xiaodong LiuAbstractAs a key regulator of DNA translesion synthesis (TLS) pathway, RAD18 is reported to be abnormally expressed in many kinds of cancers. In glioma, RAD18 was overexpressed in the primary and recurrent glioblastoma multiforme specimens, and its overexpression weakened ionizing radiation-induced apoptosis in glioma A172 cells. Moreover, A172 cells with mutational P53 also showed enhanced radiation resistance. And RAD18 activation induced by cycli...
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Publication date: April 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 112Author(s): Lauren Tomlinson, Zhen Qi Lu, Robert A Bentley, Helen E. Colley, Craig Murdoch, Steven D. Webb, Michael J. Cross, Ian M. Copple, Parveen SharmaAbstractDose-dependent cardiotoxicity is the leading adverse reaction seen in cancer patients treated with doxorubicin. Currently, dexrazoxane is the only approved drug that can partially protect against this toxicity in patients, however, its administration is restricted to those patients receiving a high cumulative dose of anthracyclines. Investigations into the mechanisms of cardiotoxicity ...
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Publication date: April 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 112Author(s): Jaturon Kwanthongdee, Chotchanit Sunrat, Bamroong Munyoo, Patoomratana Tuchinda, Napason Chabang, Witchuda SaengsawangAbstractGlioblastoma is the most common and the most malignant form of brain tumor. This devastating tumor results in death within a year after diagnosis. Although the tumor mass can be surgically removed, glioma cells invade other areas in the brain leading to tumor recurrence and poor prognosis. Therefore, new agents that can overcome cancer cell invasion are urgently required. Phyllanthus taxodiifolius Beille (P. t...
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ConclusionMS extract can protect the kidney against toxic effects of gentamicin, and thus, the degree of harmful effects of nephrotoxicity on remote organs including the liver will be decreased.Graphical abstract
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Publication date: April 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 112Author(s): Yingjuan Lu, Yingru Li, Zhangsong Wang, Shule Xie, Qing Wang, Xinyuan Lei, Yi Ruan, Jinsong LiAbstractRepulsive guidance molecules comprise a group of proteins that play an important role in carcinogenesis through interactions with their receptors, but their function in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is unclear. Here, we investigated the potential role of the RGM family members in oral cancer pathogenesis. Our study showed that only RGMA was significantly downregulated in the OSCC tissues analyzed by TCGA and validated this find...
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