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Int J Mol Sci ; 22(14)2021 Jul 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34299238

RESUMO

This study focused on the biological evaluation and chemical characterization of Geranium pyrenaicum Burm. f. Different solvent extracts (hexane, ethyl acetate, methanol, and water extracts) were prepared. The phytochemical profile, antioxidant, and enzyme inhibitory activity were investigated. Cytotoxicity was assessed using VERO, FaDu, HeLa and RKO cells. The antiviral activity was carried out against HSV-1 (Herpes simplex virus 1) propagated in VERO cell line. The aqueous extract, possessing high phenolic content (170.50 mg gallic acid equivalent/g extract), showed the highest reducing capacity (613.27 and 364.10 mg Trolox equivalent/g extract, for cupric reducing antioxidant capacity and ferric reducing antioxidant power, respectively), radical scavenging potential (469.82 mg Trolox equivalent/g extract, against 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid)), metal chelating ability (52.39 mg ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid equivalent/g extract) and total antioxidant capacity (3.15 mmol Trolox equivalent/g extract). Liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-quadrupole time-of-flight-mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-QTOF-MS/MS) alloved to tentatively identify a total of 56 compounds in the extracts, including ellagitannins, gallic acid and galloyl derivatives amongst others. The ethyl acetate extracts substantially depressed cholinesterase enzymes (4.49 and 12.26 mg galantamine equivalent/g extract against AChE and BChE, respectively) and α-amylase enzyme (1.04 mmol acarbose equivalent/g extract). On the other hand, the methanolic extract inhibited tyrosinase (121.42 mg kojic acid equivalent/g extract) and α-glucosidase (2.39 mmol acarbose equivalent/g extract) activities. The highest selectivity towards all cancer cell lines (SI 4.5-10.8) was observed with aqueous extract with the FaDu cells being the most sensitive (CC50 40.22 µg/mL). It can be concluded that the presence of certain bioactive antiviral molecules may be related to the high anti HSV-1 activity of the methanolic extract. This work has generated vital scientific data on this medicinal plant, which is a prospective candidate for the creation of innovative phyto-pharmaceuticals.


Assuntos
Geranium/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/química , Animais , Antioxidantes , Antivirais , Linhagem Celular , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão/métodos , Flavonoides/análise , Humanos , Fenóis/análise , Compostos Fitoquímicos/química , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Plantas Medicinais/química , Estudos Prospectivos , Espectrometria de Massas por Ionização por Electrospray/métodos , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem/métodos
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33809199

RESUMO

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 responsible for the current human COVID-19 pandemic has shown tropism toward different organs with variable efficiency, eyes included. The purpose of this study has been to investigate the presence of detectable SARS-CoV-2 infection in ocular swabs in patients affected by COVID-19. A consecutive series of 74 COVID-19-positive patients (age 21-89) were enrolled at two Polish COVID-19 hospitals for 4 months and were characterized by PCR for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 genetic material in nasopharyngeal (NP) and ocular swabs, while their respiratory and ocular symptoms were noted. Almost 50% of them presented with severe/critical respiratory involvement, and some degree of eye disease. No tight correlation was observed between the presence of ocular and respiratory symptoms. Three male patients presenting with severe/critical lung disease tested positive in ocular swab, however with mild/moderate ocular symptoms. In conclusion, our study lends further support to the view that overt ocular infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus is not such a frequent occurrence.


Assuntos
COVID-19 , Infecções por Coronavirus , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pandemias , Polônia , SARS-CoV-2 , Adulto Jovem
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Sci Rep ; 11(1): 3122, 2021 02 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33542424

RESUMO

Sample pooling strategy was intended to determine the optimal parameters for group testing of pooled specimens for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 and process them without significant loss of test usability. Standard molecular diagnostic laboratory equipment, and commercially available centrifugal filters, RNA isolation kits and SARS Cov2 PCR tests were used. The basic idea was to combine and concentrate several samples to the maximal volume, which can be extracted with the single extraction column. Out of 16 tested pools, 12 were positive with cycle threshold (Ct) values within 0.5 and 3.01 Ct of the original individual specimens. The analysis of 112 specimens determined that 12 pools were positive, followed by identification of 6 positive individual specimens among the 112 tested. This testing was accomplished with the use of 16 extractions/PCR tests, resulting in saving of 96 reactions but adding the 40 centrifugal filters. The present study demonstrated that pool testing could detect even up to a single positive sample with Ct value as high as 34. According to the standard protocols, reagents and equipment, this pooling method can be applied easily in current clinical testing laboratories.


Assuntos
Teste de Ácido Nucleico para COVID-19/métodos , COVID-19/diagnóstico , RNA Viral/isolamento & purificação , Manejo de Espécimes/métodos , Humanos , SARS-CoV-2/genética , SARS-CoV-2/isolamento & purificação , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Eur J Pharm Sci ; 132: 34-43, 2019 Apr 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30807815

RESUMO

The present study was aimed at broadening the profile of toxicity and biological activity of promising fused azaisocytosine-containing congeners (I-VI) possessing medical applicability and important pharmacokinetic properties. For this purpose, the in vivo zebrafish test was applied for evaluating embryotoxic effects of test compounds, whereas the ex vivo model of oxidatively-stressed rat erythrocytes was developed for assessing their antihaemolytic activities. Additionally, the MTT-based assays suitable for assessing cytotoxic and antiviral activities of I-VI were employed. The influence of compounds I-VI on zebrafish embryos/larvae was carefully investigated in relation to lack or presence of various substituents at the phenyl moiety. The least embryotoxic proved to be the parent compound (I) and its para-methyl (II) and ortho-chloro (III) derivatives. Simultaneously, they revealed the minimum embryotoxic concentrations higher than that of aciclovir, what makes them safer than this pharmaceutic. Moreover, most of test compounds showed protective effects (better or comparable to that of ascorbic acid) on oxidatively-stressed erythrocytes. All the investigated compounds were effective at inhibiting the growth of human solid tumours of pharynx (FaDu) and tongue (SCC-25). The majority of molecules showed good selectivity indices. The most selective proved to be II showing in normal Vero cells over a 5-fold and an almost 3-fold decreased cytotoxicity relative to that in tumour SCC-25 and FaDu cells, respectively. Additionally, a 3,4-dichloro derivative (VI) was shown to possess concentration-dependent inhibitory effects on the replication of Herpes simplex virus type 1 and simultaneously at active concentrations was found to be nontoxic for normal Vero cells.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Antivirais/farmacologia , Compostos Aza/química , Citosina/análogos & derivados , Embrião não Mamífero/efeitos dos fármacos , Hemólise/efeitos dos fármacos , Compostos Heterocíclicos de Anéis Fundidos/farmacologia , Peixe-Zebra , Animais , Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Antineoplásicos/toxicidade , Antivirais/química , Antivirais/farmacocinética , Antivirais/toxicidade , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Chlorocebus aethiops , Citosina/química , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Embrião não Mamífero/anormalidades , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Herpesvirus Humano 1/efeitos dos fármacos , Compostos Heterocíclicos de Anéis Fundidos/química , Compostos Heterocíclicos de Anéis Fundidos/farmacocinética , Compostos Heterocíclicos de Anéis Fundidos/toxicidade , Células Vero , Replicação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos , Peixe-Zebra/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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Ann Agric Environ Med ; 24(3): 440-445, 2017 Sep 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28954487

RESUMO

INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. In Poland, it is the second most common cancer, regardless of gender. The aim of study was to analyze the incidence of HPV and BKV in the tissue of colorectal cancer and to determine the relationship between the presence of these viruses and the development of this cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The experiments were conducted using 50 colorectal cancer tissues collected from histological sections. The clinical material was embedded in paraffin blocks. Next, DNA extraction was performed. Isolates of colorectal cancer tissue were tested for the presence of HPV DNA. BKV DNA was detected by PCR using specific primers and then differentiated from JCV by digestion with BamHI enzyme. RESULTS: In clinical specimens taken from patients with colorectal cancer, HPV DNA was detected in 20% of cases. In 10% of cases the presence of HPV type 18 was confirmed, in the other 90% of the samples HPV type 16 was detected, while the presence of BKV was confirmed in 30% of cases. Coinfection with HPV and BKV was shown in 12% of patients. In one case, BK virus coexisted with HPV type 18, in the remaining 5 cases with HPV type 16. CONCLUSIONS: Developing colorectal cancer can show no symptoms, even for many years. This is why it is so important to become familiar with as many etiological factors as possible. The development of many human neoplasms is often initiated by exposure to infectious agents - such as bacterial or viral infections. Similar to the human papillomavirus, the BK virus was detected in clinical specimens. It seems that HPV and BKV infections can contribute to the neoplastic process, which requires detailed studies on a larger group of patients.


Assuntos
Vírus BK/isolamento & purificação , Neoplasias Colorretais/virologia , Papillomaviridae/isolamento & purificação , Infecções por Papillomavirus/virologia , Infecções por Polyomavirus/virologia , Adulto , Idoso , Vírus BK/classificação , Vírus BK/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Papillomaviridae/classificação , Papillomaviridae/genética , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase
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Infect Agent Cancer ; 12: 31, 2017.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28572837

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: The association between Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and the development of head and neck cancer was reported by many researchers. The aim of the present study was to detect EBV DNA and EBV antibodies in 110 Polish patients with oropharyngeal and laryngeal cancer compared to 40 healthy individuals. METHODS: Frozen tumor tissue fragments were tested using nested PCR assay for EBV DNA detection. Sera from all individuals were investigated using ELISA tests to detect the presence of VCA IgM and IgG, EBNA IgG, EA IgG. RESULTS: EBV DNA was detected in 52.7% of the patients (25% in controls). EBVCA were detected in 94.5%, EBNA in 96.4% and EA in 94.5% of patients. The significantly higher level of EA in the patients suggests EBV reactivation. The majority of patients (83%) were infected with wild-type EBV. CONCLUSION: Our study showed that this variant seems to be associated with oropharyngeal and laryngeal cancer in the Polish population.

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Food Chem Toxicol ; 109(Pt 2): 1026-1031, 2017 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28487231

RESUMO

The dichloromethane extract from fruits of Angelica archangelica L. was separated by the modern high-performance countercurrent chromatography (HPCCC). The extract and five pure compounds: xanthotoxin, bergapten, imperatorin, phellopterin and isoimperatorin, and the mixture of imperatorin and phellopterin, have been studied as the potential antiviral agents against Herpes simplex virus type l and Coxsackievirus B3. The cytotoxicity was measured using the MTT method. Compounds were tested for the in vitro antiviral activity using the cytopathic effect (CPE) inhibitory assay and by the virus titre reduction assay. Real-time PCR was used to quantify the relative inhibition of the HSV-1 replication. The results indicate that the highest activity was demonstrated by the extract, imperatorin, phellopterin and the mixture of imperatorin and phellopterin, reducing the HSV-1 replication by 5.61 log, 4.7 log, 3.01 log and 3.73 log, respectively. The influence of isolated compounds on the CVB3 replication was not significant. Only the extract caused the decrease in the titre of virus in relation to the virus control. Our results show that coumarins of A. archangelica L. might be a potential candidate for the development of the alternative natural anti- HSV-1 compound. Moreover, the presence of isopentenyloxy moiety at C-8 position significantly improves their activity.


Assuntos
Angelica archangelica/química , Antivirais/química , Antivirais/farmacologia , Enterovirus Humano B/efeitos dos fármacos , Herpesvirus Humano 1/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Antivirais/isolamento & purificação , Distribuição Contracorrente , Infecções por Coxsackievirus/virologia , Enterovirus Humano B/fisiologia , Herpes Simples/virologia , Herpesvirus Humano 1/fisiologia , Humanos , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Replicação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos
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