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Yan-Li Zhang, Pei-Zhen Li, Jing Pang, Yong-Jie Wan, Guo-Min Zhang, Yi-Xuan Fan, Zi-Yu Wang, Nie-Hai Tao, Feng Wang
Bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) have the capacity to differentiate into germ cells (GCs). This study was conducted to develop a non-integrated method of using RNA transfection to derive putative male GCs from goat BMSCs (gBMSCs) in vitro by overexpressing STRA8, BOULE and DAZL. The gBMSCs were induced by co-transfection these three mRNAs together (mi-SBD group) or sequential transfection according to their expression time order in vivo (mi-S + BD group). After transfection, a small population of gBMSCs transdifferentiated into early germ cell-like cells and had the potential to enter meiosis...
February 14, 2019: Cytotechnology
Tyler D Bammert, Collin A Beckstrom, Grace Lincenberg, Jamie G Hijmans, Jared J Greiner, Natalia G Rocha
Bone marrow-derived early outgrowth cells play an important role in endothelial repair. In vitro isolation techniques have identified two distinct morphological early outgrowth cell populations, but it is still unknown whether they present some functional phenotypic differences. Accordingly, the aim of the present study was to determine whether there are phenotypic differences in cellular function between two putative early outgrowth cells in culture. Peripheral blood samples were collected from 18 healthy adults...
February 12, 2019: Cytotechnology
Ayuka Tagashira, Kosuke Nishi, Takuya Sugahara
Lysozyme is an anti-bacterial protein that is widely distributed in nature. Our previous studies revealed that lysozyme shows anti-inflammatory effect on hyperinflammatory macrophages in vitro. The effect of lysozyme on lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation model mice was examined in this study. Oral administration of lysozyme at 2250 mg/kg body weight/day (high-dose group) significantly suppressed interleukin (IL)-6 and tumor necrosis factor-α levels in the serum. IL-6 level in the spleen was significantly suppressed by lysozyme at 450 mg/kg body weight/day (middle-dose group) and high-dose group due to the suppression of gene expression level...
February 5, 2019: Cytotechnology
Mohd Yunus Mohd Heikal, Shuid Ahmad Nazrun, Kien Hui Chua, Abd Ghafar Norzana
The proinflammatory cytokines, metalloproteinases family (MMPs), inflammatory mediators PGE2, COX-2 and NO are the most important group of compounds responsible for the loss of metabolic homeostasis of articular cartilage by promoting catabolic and destructive processes in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA). Stichopus chloronotus, a marine sea cucumber which is rich in n-3 PUFAs and phenolic compound, may exert a favorable influence on the course of the disease. The objective of this study was to investigate the regeneration and anti-inflammatory potential of S...
February 4, 2019: Cytotechnology
Ana K Gutiérrez-García, José M Flores-Kelly, Tomás Ortiz-Rodríguez, Marco Antonio Kalixto-Sánchez, Antonio De León-Rodríguez
Phthalates are esters of phthalic acid used industrially as plastic additives, however, these are not covalently bound to the polymer matrix and therefore can be released to the environment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of four phthalates: dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), diethyl phthalate (DEP) and diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) on the in vitro expansion of human hematopoietic cells from umbilical cord blood. For this, 0.5 × 106 cells/mL were exposure to concentrations ranging from 0...
February 4, 2019: Cytotechnology
Rashmi Nagesh, K M Kiran Kumar, M Naveen Kumar, Rajeshwari H Patil, S Chidananda Sharma
Areca nut chewing habits are associated with several oral manifestations like leukoplakia, submucous fibrosis and oral squamous cell carcinoma. Although numerous evidence on areca toxicity is known but the mechanistic pathway of disease causation is to be studied. Aqueous areca nut extract treated A549 cells showed reduced cell viability by 48 h with IC50 value of 0.50%. The toxic nature of areca nut induced the production of reactive oxygen species with decreased anti-oxidant glutathione S transferase levels lead to altered redox homeostasis...
February 2, 2019: Cytotechnology
Xiaobo Han, Naoya Sakamoto, Noriko Tomita, Hui Meng, Masaaki Sato, Makoto Ohta
Recently, our group has contrasted an endothelial cell-smooth muscle cell (EC-SMC) co-culture model with 3D-cultured SMCs and found that SMCs could respond to high shear stress (SS), which has not been explored before. SMCs were not directly exposed to the flow but were under an EC monolayer; therefore, it is necessary to explore the influence of EC on SMC behaviors under high SS for understanding the mechanism of SMC response to various magnitudes of SS. In the present study, TGF-β1 expression in ECs in an EC-SMC co-culture model was suppressed by an siRNA transfection method...
February 1, 2019: Cytotechnology
Amaneh Mohammadi Roushandeh, Yoshikazu Kuwahara, Mehryar Habibi Roudkenar
Mitochondria are attractive cellular organelles which are so interesting in both basic and clinical research, especially after it was found that they were arisen as a bacterial intruder in ancient cells. Interestingly, even now, they are the focus of many investigations and their function and relevance to health and disease have remained open questions. More recently, research on mitochondria have turned out their potential application in medicine as a novel therapeutic intervention. The importance of this issue is highlighted when we know that mitochondrial dysfunction can be observed in a variety of diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, ischemia, diabetes, renal failure, skeletal muscles disorders, liver diseases, burns, aging, and cancer progression...
January 31, 2019: Cytotechnology
Jin Jin, Yujia Zhao, Wan Guo, Bingrong Wang, Yigang Wang, Xinyuan Liu, Chuanlian Xu
Thiocoraline, a depsipeptide bisintercalator with potent antitumor activity, was first isolated from marine actinomycete Micromonospora marina. It possesses an intense toxicity to MCF-7 cells at nanomolar concentrations in a dose-dependent manner evaluated by MTT assay and crystal violet staining. We established a human breast thiocoraline-resistant cancer subline of MCF-7/thiocoraline (MCF-7/T) to investigate the expression variation of breast cancer resistance proteins (BCRP) and its subsequent influence on drug resistance...
January 28, 2019: Cytotechnology
Ji-Soo Lee, Hyun-Ah Lee, Ji Sook Han
This study investigated the protective effects of Sargassum sagamianum extract (SSE) on INS-1 pancreatic β cells against high glucose-induced oxidative stress and apoptosis. Treatment with glucose at high concentrations (30 mM) caused β cell apoptosis, whereas treatment with SSE protected the β cells from high glucose-induced damage, by recovering the cell viability. Treatment with SSE at concentrations of 10-100 μg/mL decreased lipid peroxidation and intracellular reactive oxygen species and nitric oxide levels, and increased cell viability and insulin secretion in high glucose pretreated INS-1 cells in a dose-dependent manner...
January 18, 2019: Cytotechnology
Hasan Türkez, Mehmet Enes Arslan, Erdal Sönmez, Metin Açikyildiz, Abdulgani Tatar, Fatime Geyikoğlu
Nanotechnology is increasingly developing area including more than 700 commercial products such as clothing, food preparation, cosmetics, mechanics, electronics and also health industry. People generally contact with nanoparticles by inhaling from air. Thus, it is becoming important issue to understand harmful effects of nanoparticles on human health and prepare risk reports for common nano-sized materials. In this paper, synthesis, characterization and cytotoxicity evaluation of boron nitride (BN) nanoparticles were performed on human primary alveolar epithelial cells (HPAEpiC) since, main exposure to nanoparticles would generally happen through lung via inhalation...
January 14, 2019: Cytotechnology
Kohei Kaneyoshi, Kouki Kuroda, Keiji Uchiyama, Masayoshi Onitsuka, Noriko Yamano-Adachi, Yuichi Koga, Takeshi Omasa
The Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line is the most widely used host cell for therapeutic antibody production. Although its productivity has been improved by various strategies to satisfy the growing global demand, some difficult-to-express (DTE) antibodies remain at low secretion levels. To improve the production of various therapeutic antibodies, it is necessary to determine possible rate-limiting steps in DTE antibody secretion in comparison with other high IgG producers. Here, we analyzed the protein secretion process in CHO cells producing the DTE immunoglobulin G (IgG) infliximab...
January 12, 2019: Cytotechnology
Mehdi Najar, Mohammad Fayyad-Kazan, Makram Merimi, Nathalie Meuleman, Dominique Bron, Hussein Fayyad-Kazan, Laurence Lagneaux
Due to their immune-therapeutic value, adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (AT-MSCs) require a better characterization of their interplay with natural killer (NK) cells known to contribute to the graft-versus-leukemia effects. When cultivated together, AT-MSCs showed cellular cytotoxicity and were therefore killed by NK cells in an activating-cytokine dependent manner. In the presence of AT-MSCs, both ligands and receptors known to drive NK cell interactions were significantly altered. During this co-culture, the proliferation of NK cells was slightly reduced, while their IFN-γ and TNF-α secretion was significantly increased...
January 10, 2019: Cytotechnology
Ming-De Yan, Hsin-Yuan Lin, Pai-An Hwang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third most common cause of cancer-related death in Asia. HCC is less sensitive to chemotherapy and is known to express multidrug resistant genes to acquire resistance to chemotherapeutic agents, therefore the development of a potent HCC suppressor is essential in treating HCC. Our previous reports demonstrated that oligo-fucoidan from the brown seaweed Sargassum hemiphyllum elevates microRNA-29b to inhibit epithelial-mesenchymal transition in hepatoma cells. In this study, we aimed to examine in vitro effect of oligo-fucoidan in hepatocellular carcinoma through apoptosis and long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) pathway...
January 10, 2019: Cytotechnology
Alexander Gleich, Bastian Kaiser, Walther Honscha, Herbert Fuhrmann, Axel Schoeniger
The knowledge of drug metabolising enzymes (DMEs) in cattle is rather limited. The capability of the bovine foetal hepatocyte-derived cell line BFH12 to serve as model for biotransformation was evaluated. Gene expression analysis of DMEs was performed by reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR). The presence of efflux transporters was visualised by immunocytochemistry, and functional induction of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 1A was assessed by the ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD) assay. The production of bile acids was measured by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
January 8, 2019: Cytotechnology
Haijun Fan, Longping Huang, Xiaochen Zhuang, Fan Ai, Wei Sun
The role of ANGPTL1 in cancer development is still little known, especially in colorectal cancer (CRC). We investigated the clinical significance of ANGPTL1 expression in CRC tissues and its potential role in the progression of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) in CRC cells, which has not been reported to our knowledge. ANGPTL1 expression in CRC tissues was much lower that than in paired adjacent normal tissues by IHC, WB and qRT-PCR assays. ANGPTL1 positive expression was negatively associated with tumor size (P = 0...
January 4, 2019: Cytotechnology
Mehdi Najar, Emerence Crompot, Leo A van Grunsven, Laurent Dollé, Laurence Lagneaux
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are promising tools in regenerative medicine and targeted therapies. Although different origins have been described, there is still huge need to find a valuable source harboring specific subpopulations of MSCs with precise therapeutic functions. Here, we isolated by fluorescence activated cell sorting technique, two populations of Wharton's jelly (WJ)-MSCs based on their aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity. Two different ALDH activities (low vs. high) were thus observed. We then analyzed their gene expression profile for stemness, phenotype, response to hypoxia, angiogenesis, hematopoietic support, immunomodulation and multilineage differentiation abilities (osteogenesis, adipogenesis, and chondrogenesis)...
January 4, 2019: Cytotechnology
Kohei Kaneyoshi, Noriko Yamano-Adachi, Yuichi Koga, Keiji Uchiyama, Takeshi Omasa
Biopharmaceuticals represented by immunoglobulin G (IgG) are produced by the cultivation of recombinant animal cells, especially Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells. It is thought that the intracellular secretion process of IgG is a bottleneck in the production of biopharmaceuticals. Many studies on the regulation of endogenous secretory protein expression levels have shown improved productivity. However, these strategies have not universally improved the productivity of various proteins. A more rational and efficient establishment of high producer cells is required based on an understanding of the secretory processes in IgG producing CHO cells...
January 4, 2019: Cytotechnology
Tomasz Kowalczyk, Przemysław Sitarek, Ewa Skała, Monika Toma, Marzena Wielanek, Dariusz Pytel, Joanna Wieczfińska, Janusz Szemraj, Tomasz Śliwiński
Menyanthes trifoliata L. has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. It exists in Asia, Europe, North America and in Morocco and is exploited as a remedy for anemia and lack of appetite. This plant shows many pharmacological properties, but its most interesting one is its anti-cancer potential. The present study examines the induction of apoptosis in grade IV glioma cells after treatment with the extracts from aerial part and root of M. trifoliata plants derived from in vitro (MtAPV and MtRV, respectively) and from soil (MtAPS and MtRS, respectively) and presents the first comparison of the biological effects of four different extracts of M...
January 4, 2019: Cytotechnology
Guo-Hua Qiu, Wutang Que, Shanying Yan, Xintian Zheng, Xiaojin Xie, Cuiqin Huang, Xiaoyan Yang, Shing Chuan Hooi
The tumor suppressor DLEC1 has been shown to promote cell proliferation when AP-2α2 is down-regulated in HCT116 stable clones, suggesting its pro-survival nature. However, the pro-survival function of DLEC1 has not been confirmed in other cells and its underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Therefore, we knocked down DLEC1 in a panel of cell lines and found that DLEC1 depletion caused various extents of cell death through intrinsic pathway. DLEC1 overexpression promoted cell survival and reduced cell death in cancer cells after 5-FU treatment, while DLEC1 down-regulation sensitized cancer cells to 5-FU...
January 3, 2019: Cytotechnology
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