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Khalijah Awang et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 15(17), 5997-6002 (2007-06-20)
Five new cytotoxic limonoids, erythrocarpines A-E (1-5), were isolated from the bark of Chisocheton erythrocarpus Hiern. Chemical structures, stereochemistry, and conformation were fully elucidated and characterized by 2D NMR, MS, and computational methods.
Tero-Pekka Alastalo et al.
Human mutation, 36(7), 694-703 (2015-03-31)
Mutations in the LMNA gene coding for the nuclear lamina proteins lamin A and its smaller splice form lamin C associate with a heterogeneous group of diseases collectively called laminopathies. Here, we describe a 2-year-old patient with a previously undescribed
Roger D James et al.
The Lancet. Oncology, 14(6), 516-524 (2013-04-13)
Chemoradiation became the standard of care for anal cancer after the ACT I trial. However, only two-thirds of patients achieved local control, with 5-year survival of 50%; therefore, better treatments are needed. We investigated whether replacing mitomycin with cisplatin in
David S Hill et al.
Molecular cancer therapeutics, 14(11), 2665-2673 (2015-09-04)
Metastatic melanoma remains incurable, emphasizing the acute need for improved research models to investigate the underlying biologic mechanisms mediating tumor invasion and metastasis, and to develop more effective targeted therapies to improve clinical outcome. Available animal models of melanoma do
Yan Chen et al.
PloS one, 10(4), e0122990-e0122990 (2015-04-11)
Bronchial asthma is a chronic airway inflammatory condition with high morbidity, and effective treatments for asthma are limited. Allergen-specific immunotherapy can only induce peripheral immune tolerance and is not sustainable. Exploring new therapeutic strategies is of great clinical importance. Recombinant
Shanmei Xu et al.
BMC cancer, 15, 870-870 (2015-11-11)
Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Chalcone and its derivatives are reported to exhibit anti-cancer effects in several cancer cell lines, including colon cancer cells. In addition, chalcones
Marta Vergara-Irigaray et al.
Infection and immunity, 77(9), 3978-3991 (2009-07-08)
Staphylococcus aureus can establish chronic infections on implanted medical devices due to its capacity to form biofilms. Analysis of the factors that assemble cells into a biofilm has revealed the occurrence of strains that produce either a polysaccharide intercellular adhesin/poly-N-acetylglucosamine
Xiuli Li et al.
Journal of translational medicine, 13, 164-164 (2015-05-21)
Alternative splicing of VEGF-A gives rise to two families - the pro-angiogenic VEGFxxx family and the anti-angiogenic VEGFxxxb family that differ by only six amino acids at their C-terminal end. The first verified and widely reported VEGFxxxb family member is
A Nieto et al.
Cell biology international, 31(3), 269-278 (2007-01-24)
Mitomycin C (MMC) treatment has been used to arrest cell proliferation but not much is known about the effect of MMC on human foreskin fibroblasts (HFF) used as feeders for human embryonic stem cells (hESC). We tested the ability of
Manivannan Jothiramajayam et al.
Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part A, 77(21), 1269-1280 (2014-10-01)
Fluoride generated the attention of toxicologists due to its deleterious effects at high concentrations in human populations suffering from fluorosis and with in vivo experimental models. Interest in its undesirable effects has resurfaced due to the awareness that this element
Shu-Ching Chen et al.
PloS one, 9(11), e109961-e109961 (2014-11-13)
Emerging evidences have shown that diabetes mellitus not only raises risk but also heightens mortality rate of cancer. It is not clear, however, whether antitumor CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response is down-modulated in diabetic hosts. We investigated the impact
Lisa D Boxer et al.
Genes & development, 28(18), 2013-2026 (2014-09-18)
ZNF750 controls epithelial homeostasis by inhibiting progenitor genes while inducing differentiation genes, a role underscored by pathogenic ZNF750 mutations in cancer and psoriasis. How ZNF750 accomplishes these dual gene regulatory impacts is unknown. Here, we characterized ZNF750 as a transcription
Cassandra Ringuette Goulet et al.
BMC cancer, 19(1), 137-137 (2019-02-13)
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs), activated by tumour cells, are the predominant type of stromal cells in cancer tissue and play an important role in interacting with neoplastic cells to promote cancer progression. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a key feature of metastatic
Fang-Ting Lu et al.
Journal of autoimmunity, 61, 62-72 (2015-06-15)
Thymic CD4(+) FoxP3(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells are critical for the development of immunological tolerance and immune homeostasis and requires contributions of both thymic dendritic and epithelial cells. Although B cells have been reported to be present within the thymus
Jaeyop Lee et al.
Journal of immunological methods, 425, 21-26 (2015-06-10)
Different dendritic cell (DC) subsets co-exist in humans and coordinate the immune response. Having a short life, DCs must be constantly replenished from their progenitors in the bone marrow through hematopoiesis. Identification of a DC-restricted progenitor in mouse has improved
[The mechanism and progress of topical application of mitomycin C as an adjunctive therapy for benign airway stenosis].
Nan Chen et al.
Zhonghua jie he he hu xi za zhi = Zhonghua jiehe he huxi zazhi = Chinese journal of tuberculosis and respiratory diseases, 36(8), 592-594 (2013-11-21)
Sham M Sondhi et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 20(7), 2306-2310 (2010-03-02)
Heterocyclic benzimidazole derivatives 3a-h, 5a-c and 7a-d have been synthesized by condensation of succinic acid (1) homophthalic acid (4) and 2,3-pyrazinedicarboxlic acid (6) with various substituted diamines under microwave irradiation in good yields. Structures assigned to 3a-h, 5a-c and 7a-d
Katie E Burrows et al.
European journal of immunology, 45(4), 1116-1128 (2014-12-30)
The costimulatory receptor OX40 is expressed on activated T cells and regulates T-cell responses. Here, we show the efficacy and mechanism of action of an OX40 blocking antibody using the chronic house dust mite (HDM) mouse model of lung inflammation
Roman Mezencev et al.
Anti-cancer drugs, 24(5), 504-518 (2013-03-21)
Preliminary studies have suggested that the reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenger N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) may be effective in inhibiting the growth of pancreatic cancer cells. In-depth cellular and molecular analyses were carried out to determine NAC's mode of action in inhibiting
Chaquip D Netto et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 18(4), 1610-1616 (2010-02-02)
A new pterocarpanquinone (5a) was synthesized through a palladium catalyzed oxyarylation reaction and was transformed, through electrophilic substitution reaction, into derivatives 5b-d. These compounds showed to be active against human leukemic cell lines and human lung cancer cell lines. Even
Akhil Kumar Agarwal et al.
Journal of cancer research and clinical oncology, 141(9), 1563-1574 (2015-01-24)
Expression of lysosome-associated membrane protein-1 (LAMP1) on the surface correlates with metastatic potential of B16 melanoma cells. Downregulation of their expression in high metastatic (B16F10) cells reduced their surface expression and metastatic potential. Present investigations explore if overexpression of LAMP1
Decorin production by the human decidua: role in decidual cell maturation.
Halari, et al.
Molecular Human Reproduction, 26, 784-796 (2020)
Mathilde Couteaudier et al.
Stem cell research, 14(2), 224-237 (2015-02-24)
A common challenge in avian cell biology is the generation of differentiated cell-lines, especially in the keratinocyte lineage. Only a few avian cell-lines are available and very few of them show an interesting differentiation profile. During the last decade, mammalian
Antonio Di Grazia et al.
PloS one, 10(6), e0128663-e0128663 (2015-06-13)
One of the many functions of skin is to protect the organism against a wide range of pathogens. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) produced by the skin epithelium provide an effective chemical shield against microbial pathogens. However, whereas antibacterial/antifungal activities of AMPs
Erin M Siegel et al.
Diseases of the colon and rectum, 57(8), 941-957 (2014-07-09)
The Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 98-11 clinical trial demonstrated the superiority of standard 5-fluorouracil/mitomycin-C over 5-fluorouracil/cisplatin in combination with radiation in the treatment of anal squamous cell cancer. Tumor size (>5 cm) and lymph node metastases are associated with disease
Hanlin Ma et al.
Cell death & disease, 10(3), 166-166 (2019-02-20)
High-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSOC) is the most lethal type of gynecologic malignancy. Chemoresistance is the main reason for the poor prognosis of HGSOC. PDZ-binding kinase (PBK) promotes the malignant progression of various carcinomas. However, the roles and clinical significance
K Terasako-Saito et al.
Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society, 16(6), 930-940 (2014-11-29)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)-specific CD8(+) cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CMV-CTLs) play a crucial role in preventing CMV disease. However, the actual in vivo dynamics of CMV-CTL clones after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHCT) are still unclear. Using a single-cell T-cell receptor repertoire
Allison Sang et al.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 193(4), 1609-1621 (2014-07-13)
AM14 rheumatoid factor (RF) B cells in the MRL/lpr mice are activated by dual BCR and TLR7/9 ligation and differentiate into plasmablasts via an extrafollicular (EF) route. It was not known whether this mechanism of activation of RF B cells
Rabih El-Merahbi et al.
PloS one, 9(11), e112453-e112453 (2014-11-08)
Cancer stem cells (CSCs), including those of advanced prostate cancer, are a suggested reason for tumor resistance toward conventional tumor therapy. Therefore, new therapeutic agents are urgently needed for targeting CSCs. Despite the minimal understanding of their modes of action
Jesús Aranda et al.
Journal of bacteriology, 195(24), 5577-5582 (2013-10-15)
The transcriptional response of Acinetobacter baumannii, a major cause of nosocomial infections, to the DNA-damaging agent mitomycin C (MMC) was studied using DNA microarray technology. Most of the 39 genes induced by MMC were related to either prophages or encoded
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