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Int. j. morphol ; 42(1): 216-224, feb. 2024. ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1528818


SUMMARY: Senile osteoporosis is mainly caused by reduced osteoblast differentiation and has become the leading cause of fractures in the elderly worldwide. Natural organics are emerging as a potential option for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. This study was designed to study the effect of resveratrol on osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) in osteoporosis mice. A mouse model of osteoporosis was established by subcutaneous injection of dexamethasone and treated with resveratrol administered by gavage. In vivo and in vitro, we used western blot to detect protein expression, and evaluated osteogenic differentiation of BMSCs by detecting the expression of osteogenic differentiation related proteins, calcium deposition, ALP activity and osteocalcin content. Resveratrol treatment significantly increased the body weight of mice, the level of serum Ca2+, 25(OH)D and osteocalcin, ration of bone weight, bone volume/total volume, trabecular thickness, trabecular number, trabecular spacing and cortical thickness in osteoporosis mice. In BMSCs of osteoporosis mice, resveratrol treatment significantly increased the expression of Runx2, osterix (OSX) and osteocalcin (OCN) protein, the level of calcium deposition, ALP activity and osteocalcin content. In addition, resveratrol treatment also significantly increased the expression of SIRT1, p-PI3K / PI3K and p-AKT / AKT in BMSCs of osteoporosis mice. In vitro, resveratrol increased the expression of SIRT1, p-PI3K / PI3K and p-AKT / AKT, Runx2, OSX and OCN protein, the level of calcium deposition, ALP activity and osteocalcin content in BMSCs in a concentration-dependent manner, while SIRT1 knockdown significantly reversed the effect of resveratrol. Resveratrol can attenuate osteoporosis by promoting osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells, and the mechanism may be related to the regulation of SIRT1/PI3K/AKT pathway.

La osteoporosis senil es causada principalmente por una diferenciación reducida de osteoblastos y se ha convertido en la principal causa de fracturas en las personas mayores en todo el mundo. Los productos orgánicos naturales están surgiendo como una opción potencial para la prevención y el tratamiento de la osteoporosis. Este estudio fue diseñado para estudiar el efecto del resveratrol en la diferenciación osteogénica de las células madre mesenquimales de la médula ósea (BMSC) en ratones con osteoporosis. Se estableció un modelo de osteoporosis en ratones mediante inyección subcutánea de dexametasona y se trató con resveratrol administrado por sonda. In vivo e in vitro, utilizamos Western blot para detectar la expresión de proteínas y evaluamos la diferenciación osteogénica de BMSC detectando la expresión de proteínas relacionadas con la diferenciación osteogénica, la deposición de calcio, la actividad de ALP y el contenido de osteocalcina. El tratamiento con resveratrol aumentó significativamente el peso corporal de los ratones, el nivel sérico de Ca2+, 25(OH)D y osteocalcina, la proporción de peso óseo, el volumen óseo/ volumen total, el espesor trabecular, el número trabecular, el espaciado trabecular y el espesor cortical en ratones con osteoporosis. En BMSC de ratones con osteoporosis, el tratamiento con resveratrol aumentó significativamente la expresión de las proteínas Runx2, osterix (OSX) y osteocalcina (OCN), el nivel de deposición de calcio, la actividad de ALP y el contenido de osteocalcina. Además, el tratamiento con resveratrol también aumentó significativamente la expresión de SIRT1, p-PI3K/PI3K y p-AKT/AKT en BMSC de ratones con osteoporosis. In vitro, el resveratrol aumentó la expresión de las proteínas SIRT1, p-PI3K/PI3K y p- AKT/AKT, Runx2, OSX y OCN, el nivel de deposición de calcio, la actividad de ALP y el contenido de osteocalcina en BMSC de manera dependiente de la concentración, mientras que La caída de SIRT1 revirtió significativamente el efecto del resveratrol. El resveratrol puede atenuar la osteoporosis al promover la diferenciación osteogénica de las células madre mesenquimales de la médula ósea, y el mecanismo puede estar relacionado con la regulación de la vía SIRT1/PI3K/AKT.

Animals , Male , Mice , Osteoporosis/drug therapy , Resveratrol/administration & dosage , Osteogenesis/drug effects , Cell Differentiation/drug effects , Blotting, Western , Disease Models, Animal , Sirtuin 1 , Mesenchymal Stem Cells/cytology , Mesenchymal Stem Cells/drug effects , Resveratrol/pharmacology , Mice, Inbred C57BL
Pest Manag Sci ; 68(4): 618-28, 2012 Apr.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-22045547


BACKGROUND: The herbicide sulfonylurea (SU) belongs to one of the most important class of herbicides worldwide. It is well known for its ecofriendly, extreme low toxicity towards mammals and ultralow dosage application. The original inventor, G Levitt, set out structure-activity relationship (SAR) guidelines for SU structural design to attain superhigh bioactivity. A new approach to SU molecular design has been developed. RESULTS: After the analysis of scores of SU products by X-ray diffraction methodology and after greenhouse herbicidal screening of 900 novel SU structures synthesised in the authors' laboratory, it was found that several SU structures containing a monosubstituted pyrimidine moiety retain excellent herbicidal characteristics, which has led to partial revision of the Levitt guidelines. CONCLUSIONS: Among the novel SU molecules, monosulfuron and monosulfuron-ester have been developed into two new herbicides that have been officially approved for field application and applied in millet and wheat fields in China. A systematic structural study of the new substrate-target complex and the relative mode of action in comparison with conventional SU has been carried out. A new mode of action has been postulated.

Herbicides/chemistry , Herbicides/pharmacology , Sulfonylurea Compounds/chemistry , Sulfonylurea Compounds/pharmacology , Brassica/drug effects , Models, Molecular , Molecular Structure , Structure-Activity Relationship , X-Ray Diffraction
World J Gastroenterol ; 11(22): 3339-45, 2005 Jun 14.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-15948236


AIM: To investigate the cytotoxicity of the cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells from the post-operation patients with primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) to multidrug-resistant (MDR) cell of HCC both in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: A drug-resistant cell line was established by culturing human HCC cell line Bel-7402 in complete RPMI 1640 medium with increasing concentrations of adriamycin from 10 to 2,000 nmol/L. CIK cells were obtained by inducing the peripheral blood mononuclear cells with rhIFN-gamma, monoclonal anti-CD3 antibody, rhIL-1alpha as well as rhIL-2, which were added into the culture. To detect the cytotoxicity of the CIK cells from HCC patients, the Bel-7402/R was taken as target (T) cells and CIK cells as effect (E) cells. Cytotoxic test was performed and measured by MTT. As to in vivo test, CIK cells were transfused into patients with HCC. The tumor specimens of the patients were obtained and immunohistochemistry was carried out to detect CD3, CD45, CD45RO as well as CD68. RESULTS: A MDR 1 HCC cell line Bel-7402/R was established. Its MDR1 mRNA overexpressed which was shown by RT-PCR; the P-glycoprotein expression increased from 1.32% of parent cells to 54%. CIK cells expanded vigorously by more than 70-fold and the CD3+CD56+ increased by more than 600-fold after 3-wk incubation on average. The cytotoxicity of CIK from HCC patients to Bel-7402/R was about 50% and to L-02 below 10% (t = 8.87, P<0.01), the same as that of CIK from normal individuals. Each of the 17 patients received 1-5 x 10(10) of CIK cell transfusion. No side effects were observed. After CIK treatment, the tumor tissue nodules formed and a large amount of lymphocytes infiltrated in the liver cancer tissue and CD3, CD45, CD45RO, and CD68 increased greatly which was shown by immunohistochemistry. CONCLUSION: A stable MDR1 HCC cell line has been established which could recover from liquid nitrogen and CIK from HCC patients has strong cytotoxicity to MDR HCC cell. CIK adoptive immunotherapy is safe and has no side effects. Receivers improved their immunity to tumor evidently. CIK treatment may be a better choice for HCC patients after operation to prevent the recurrence, especially when tumors have developed drug resistance.

ATP Binding Cassette Transporter, Subfamily B, Member 1/genetics , Carcinoma, Hepatocellular/immunology , Killer Cells, Natural/immunology , Liver Neoplasms/immunology , Adoptive Transfer , Adult , Cell Line, Tumor , Drug Resistance, Neoplasm/genetics , Drug Resistance, Neoplasm/immunology , Female , Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic , Humans , In Vitro Techniques , Male , Middle Aged