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Bol. latinoam. Caribe plantas med. aromát ; 18(5): 504-517, sept. 2019. ilus, tab, graf
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS | ID: biblio-1008288

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Nowdays it is established that ischemic brain damage like ischemic stroke is one of the leading cause of death and disability in the population that assumes relevance development of anti-ischemic drugs. The work studied the anti-hypoxic and anti-ischemic effect of 7 plant extracts. Antihypoxic activity was assessed on models of hypobaric, hypercapnic, histotoxic, hematotoxic hypoxia. Anti-ischemic activity of test-extracts was studied on the focal cerebral ischemia model. Administration of Tagetes patula, Gaillardia pulchella, Sorbaria sorbifolia, Grossularia reclinata, Ribes nigrum, Rubus caesius and Lysimachia punctata extracts contributed to the necrosis zone reduction by 56.6% (p<0.05); 37.3% (p<0.05); 73.2% (p<0.05); 49.4% (p<0.05); 42.5% (p<0.05); 85.5% (p<0.05); 44.2% (p<0.05) and also restored aerobic metabolism in brain tissue. Test - objects increased of the animal lifespan under hypoxia conditions. Based on the data obtained, it is assumed that further studies of North Caucasus flora plant extracts as cerebro-protective agents are promising.


Hoy en día, se ha establecido que el daño cerebral isquémico, como el accidente cerebrovascular isquémico, es una de las principales causas de muerte y discapacidad en la población lo cual hace relevante el desarrollo fármacos antiisquémicos. En este trabajo se estudió el efecto antihipóxico y antiisquémico de siete extractos de plantas. La actividad antihipóxica se evaluó en modelos de hipoxia hipocrática, hipercápnica, histotóxica y hematotóxica. La actividad antiisquémica de los extractos de prueba se estudió en el modelo de isquemia cerebral focal. La administración de los extractos de Tagetes patula; Gaillardia pulchella; Sorbaria sorbifolia; Grossularia reclinata; Ribes nigrum; Rubus caesius y Lysimachia punctata contribuyeron a la reducción de la zona de necrosis en un 56,6% (p<0,05); 37,3% (p<0,05); 73,2% (p<0,05); 49,4% (p<0,05); 42,5% (p<0,05); 85,5% (p<0,05); 44.2% (p<0.05), respectivamente, además, de restaurar el metabolismo aeróbico en el tejido cerebral. Comparado con el control, se observó un aumento en el tiempo de sobrevida del animal en condiciones de hipoxia. Sobre la base de los interesantes datos obtenidos, se sugiere estudios adicionales de extractos de plantas de la flora del Cáucaso Norte como agentes protectores del cerebro.


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Animais , Masculino , Camundongos , Ratos , Extratos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Isquemia Encefálica/tratamento farmacológico , Hipóxia/tratamento farmacológico , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Trifosfato de Adenosina/análise , Ratos Wistar , Ácido Láctico/análise , Ácido Pirúvico/análise , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C
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Zhonghua Jie He He Hu Xi Za Zhi ; 42(7): 515-521, 2019 Jul 12.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31365968

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Objective: Eosinophil progenitor cells (EoP) play a critical role in allergic airway inflammation in asthma. Previous studies have revealed that the expression of IL-25 receptor subunits (IL-17RA and IL-17RB) are increased on eosinophils (Eos) from allergic asthmatics upon allergen inhalation but few study has explored the role of IL-25 on EoP. Thus, in this research we examined the possible role of IL-25 on EoP in allergic asthmatics challenged by allergen, as well as in animal models where we verified the changes of newly produced Eos after IL-25 knockout. Methods: Asthmatics (n=14, during 2017-2018) who developed allergen-induced early and late responses were enrolled in this study. Blood was collected at pre-and 24 h post-challenge. Surface expression of IL-17RA and IL-17RB were evaluated by flow cytometry on EoP. In vitro migration assay was used to examine migrational responses of EoP and hematopoietic cells (HPC) from these subjects. In animal models, mice were grouped according to whether IL-25 was knock-out and whether mice were sensitized and challenged by ovalbumin (OVA) into asthmatic, control, knockout asthmatic and knockout control groups. Lung tissues, bronchoalveolar lavage flow (BALF) and bone marrow tissues of these mice were collected in order to evaluate airway inflammation and amount of newly produced (Brdu positive) and mature Eos. Results: EoP expressing IL-17RB were significantly increased after allergen inhalation in allergic asthmatics [(514±138) vs. (1146±450)/10(6) cells, pre-and post-challenge, F=6.819, P=0.022]. Pre-exposure to IL-25 primed the migrational responsiveness of EoP to stromal cell-derived factor (SDF)1α [(39.0±10.1)% vs. (73.0±7.9)%, control and IL-25 exposure groups respectively, P=0.021, 95% CI 5.19%~58.45%]. In OVA sensitized mice, knockout of IL-25 significantly reduced Eos and newly produced Eos percentage in the BALF [Eos, (7.8±2.0)% vs. (3.1±0.6)%, asthmatic and knockout asthmatic group respectively, P=0.002, 95% CI-7.57% to -1.98%; Brdu positive Eos, (50.0±7.6)% vs. (8.6±4.3)%, asthmatic and knockout asthmatic group respectively, P=0.011, 95% CI-72.41% to -10.27%], and newly produced Eos were also reduced in the bone marrow [(70.8±6.1)% vs. (1.3±1.3)%, asthmatic and knockout asthmatic group respectively, P=0.000, 95% CI -94.88% to -44.18%]. Conclusion: These results suggest an important role of IL-25 in allergen-induced EoP migration, local differentiation and eosinophilia in the airways.


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Alérgenos/efeitos adversos , Asma , Eosinófilos/imunologia , Animais , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar , Interleucinas , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Ovalbumina , Células-Tronco
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(9): 2273-2283, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31428934

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OBJECTIVES: Recent research has classified lung adenocarcinoma patients with KRAS mutation into three subtypes by co-occurring genetic events in TP53 (KP subgroup), STK11/LKB1 (KL subgroup) and CDKN2A/B inactivation plus TTF-1 low expression (KC subgroup). The aim of this study was to identify valuable biomarkers by searching the candidate molecules that contribute to lung adenocarcinoma pathogenesis, especially KC subtype. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed the publicly available database and identified the candidate REG4 using the E-GEOD-31210 dataset, and then confirmed by TCGA dataset. In addition, an independent cohort of 55 clinical samples was analyzed by quantitative real-time PCR analysis. Functional studies and RNA sequencing were performed after silencing the REG4 expression. RESULTS: REG4, an important regulator of gastro-intestinal carcinogenesis, was highly expressed in KRAS mutant lung adenocarcinoma with low expression of TTF-1 (KC subtype). The results were validated both by gene expression analysis and immunohistochemistry study in an independent 55 clinical samples from Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center. Further in vitro and in vivo functional assays revealed silencing REG4 expression significantly reduces cancer cell proliferation and tumorigenesis. Moreover, RNA sequencing and GSEA analysis displayed that REG4 knockdown might induce cell cycle arrest by regulating G2/M checkpoint and E2F targets. CONCLUSION: Our results indicate that REG4 plays an important role in KRAS-driven lung cancer pathogenesis and is a novel biomarker of lung adenocarcinoma subtype. Future studies are required to clarify the underlying mechanisms of REG4 in the division and proliferation of KC tumors and its potential therapeutic value.


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Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/diagnóstico , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/diagnóstico , Proteínas Associadas a Pancreatite/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/fisiologia , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/genética , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/patologia , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/patologia , Estudos de Coortes , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Regulação para Baixo/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Proteínas Mutantes/genética , Proteínas Mutantes/fisiologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Pharm Res ; 36(10): 143, 2019 Aug 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31385111

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PURPOSE: Pancreatic Polypeptide-secreting tumor of the distal pancreas (PPoma) is a rare, difficult and indolent type of cancer with a survival rate of 5-year in only 10% of all cases. The PPoma is classified as a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) not functioning that overexpresses SSTR 2 (somatostatin receptor subtype 2). Thus, in order to improve the diagnosis of this type of tumor, we developed nanoparticulate drug carriers based on poly-lactic acid (PLA) polymer loaded with octreotide and radiolabeled with Technetium-99 m (99mTc). METHODS: PLA/PVA octreotide nanoparticles were developed by double-emulsion technique. These nanoparticles were characterized by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) and radiolabeled with 99mTc by the direct via forming 99mTc-PLA/PVA octreotide nanoparticles. The safety of these nanosystems was evaluated by the MTT cell toxicity assay and their in vivo biodistribution was evaluated in xenografted inducted animals. RESULTS: The results showed that a 189 nm sized nanoparticle were formed with a PDI of 0,097, corroborating the monodispersive behavior. These nanoparticles were successfully radiolabeled with 99mTc showing uptake by the inducted tumor. The MTT assay corroborated the safety of the nanosystem for the cells. CONCLUSION: The results support the use of this nanosystem (99mTc-PLA/PVA octreotide nanoparticles) as imaging agent for PPoma. Graphical Abstract Polypeptide-Secreting Tumor of the Distal Pancreas (PPoma) Radiolabeled Nanoparticles for Imaging.


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Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/diagnóstico por imagem , Nanopartículas/química , Octreotida/química , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/diagnóstico por imagem , Polipeptídeo Pancreático/metabolismo , Poliésteres/química , Compostos Radiofarmacêuticos/química , Tecnécio/química , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Nanopartículas/metabolismo , Octreotida/metabolismo , Pâncreas/diagnóstico por imagem , Pâncreas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Tamanho da Partícula , Cintilografia/métodos , Compostos Radiofarmacêuticos/metabolismo , Receptores de Somatostatina/genética , Receptores de Somatostatina/metabolismo , Distribuição Tecidual
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(9): 2261-2271, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31367836

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PURPOSE: To investigate the role of sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in bladder cancer progression and invasion. METHODS: We cultured three bladder cancer cell lines, muscle-invasive T24 and 5637, and non-muscle-invasive KK47, in the presence of a recombinant-Shh (r-Shh) protein or cyclopamine, a Shh signaling inhibitor, to investigate proliferation and expression of EMT markers. Wound-healing assays and transwell assay were performed to evaluate cell invasion and migration. Mice were then inoculated with bladder cancer cells and treated with cyclopamine. Mouse tumor samples were stained for Shh signaling and EMT markers. RESULTS: R-Shh protein enhanced cell proliferation, whereas cyclopamine significantly suppressed cell proliferation, especially in invasive cancer (5637 and T24) (p < 0.05). R-Shh protein promoted EMT, suppressed E-cadherin and enhanced N-cadherin and vimentin and Gli1, an Shh downstream molecule, while cyclopamine blocked EMT, especially in 5637 and T24. Cyclopamine also inhibited cell invasion and migration in vitro. In the animal study, intraperitoneal injection of cyclopamine significantly suppressed tumor growth in 5637 and T24 in mice (p = 0.01 and p = 0.004, respectively) and slightly suppressing KK47 tumor growth (p = 0.298). Significant cyclopamine-induced suppression of Gli1 in 5637 and T24 mouse tumors (both p = 0.03) was seen, suggesting that muscle-invasive bladder cancer may be more dependent on Shh signaling than non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. CONCLUSIONS: Shh signaling and EMT were especially enhanced in muscle-invasive bladder cancer progression and invasion, and suppressed by the inhibition of Shh signaling.


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Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/fisiologia , Proteínas Hedgehog/fisiologia , Neoplasias Musculares/secundário , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/patologia , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Progressão da Doença , Proteínas Hedgehog/metabolismo , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Neoplasias Musculares/metabolismo , Invasividade Neoplásica , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/metabolismo
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Dokl Biochem Biophys ; 486(1): 201-205, 2019 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31367821

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Infection of mice with influenza A viruses led to the formation of clones of lymphocytes that specifically recognizes viral domains in the central zone of the NSP protein (amino acid positions 83-119). Computer analysis of the primary structure of the NSP protein showed the presence of T-cell epitopes in the central part of the NSP molecule. The findings indicate that the viral NSP gene is expressed in the infected animals and verify the concept of the bipolar strategy (ambisense strategy) of the influenza A virus genome.


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Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1/genética , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H1N1/fisiologia , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H3N2/genética , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H3N2/fisiologia , Leucócitos/imunologia , RNA Viral/genética , Proteínas Virais/genética , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Animais , Leucócitos/virologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Domínios Proteicos , Proteínas Virais/química , Proteínas Virais/metabolismo
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Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) ; 67(8): 849-854, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366834

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Regenerative therapy with keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) is a novel therapeutic approach for treatment of chronic wounds. However, KGF cannot be used directly to the wound site due to its physicochemical instability. In previous study, sacran, a natural megamolecular polysaccharide, showed potential properties as a biomaterial for hydrogel film in wound healing. In this study, we fabricated sacran hydrogel film containing KGF (Sac/KGF-HF) and evaluated the effects of Sac/KGF-HF on fibroblasts migration and re-epithelialization process. We successfully prepared a homogenous and -amorphous Sac/KGF-HF by a casting method. In addition, Sac/KGF-HF had a high swelling ratio and flexibility. Sac/KGF-HF promoted a migration process of NIH3T3 cells and improved wound healing ability in mice with a percentage of wound closure reaching 90.4% at 9 d. Interestingly, the addition of KGF in Sac-HF considerably increased the number of epithelial cells compared to control, which is important in the re-epithelialization process. It could be concluded that KGF in Sac-HF has the potential for promoting Sac-HF abilities in wound healing process.


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Fator 7 de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Metilgalactosídeos/farmacologia , Polissacarídeos/farmacologia , Cicatrização/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Cultivadas , Fator 7 de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/química , Metilgalactosídeos/química , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Células NIH 3T3 , Polissacarídeos/química
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Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz ; 114: e190150, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31432892

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BACKGROUND: Zika virus (ZIKV) infections reported in recent epidemics have been linked to clinical complications that had never been associated with ZIKV before. Adaptive mutations could have contributed to the successful emergence of ZIKV as a global health threat to a nonimmune population. However, the causal relationships between the ZIKV genetic determinants, the pathogenesis and the rapid spread in Latin America and in the Caribbean remain widely unknown. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to characterise three ZIKV isolates obtained from patient samples during the 2015/2016 Brazilian epidemics. METHODS: The ZIKV genomes of these strains were completely sequenced and in vitro infection kinetics experiments were carried out in cell lines and human primary cells. FINDINGS: Eight nonsynonymous substitutions throughout the viral genome of the three Brazilian isolates were identified. Infection kinetics experiments were carried out with mammalian cell lines A549, Huh7.5, Vero E6 and human monocyte-derived dendritic cells (mdDCs) and insect cells (Aag2, C6/36 and AP61) and suggest that some of these mutations might be associated with distinct viral fitness. The clinical isolates also presented differences in their infectivity rates when compared to the well-established ZIKV strains (MR766 and PE243), especially in their abilities to infect mammalian cells. MAIN CONCLUSIONS: Genomic analysis of three recent ZIKV isolates revealed some nonsynonymous substitutions, which could have an impact on the viral fitness in mammalian and insect cells.


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Aedes/virologia , Replicação Viral , Infecção por Zika virus/virologia , Zika virus/genética , Animais , Brasil , Cercopithecus aethiops , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Filogenia , Células Vero , Carga Viral , Cultura de Vírus
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Arq Gastroenterol ; 56(2): 191-196, 2019 Aug 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31460585

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BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is one of the most prevalent pathologies. Its prognosis is linked to the early detection and treatment. Currently diagnosis is performed by histological analysis from polyp biopsies, followed by morphological classification. Kudo's pit pattern classification is frequently used for the differentiation of neoplastic colorectal lesions using hematoxylin-eosin stained samples. Few articles have reported this classification with image software processing, using exogenous markers over the samples. The processing of autofluorescence images is an alternative that could allow the characterization of the pits from the crypts of Lieberkühn, bypassing staining techniques. OBJECTIVE: Processing and analysis of widefield autofluorescence microscopy images obtained by fresh colon tissue samples from a murine model of colorectal cancer in order to quantify and characterize the pits morphology by measuring morphology parameters and shape descriptors. METHODS: Adult male BALB/cCmedc strain mice (n=27), ranging from 20 to 30 g, were randomly assigned to four and five groups of treated and control animals. Colon samples were collected at day zero and at fourth, eighth, sixteenth and twentieth weeks after treatmentwith azoxymethane. Two-dimensional (2D) segmentation, quantification and morphological characterization of pits by image processing applied using macro programming from FIJI. RESULTS: Type I is the pit morphology prevailing between 53 and 81% in control group weeks. III-L and III-S types were detected in reduced percentages. Between the 33 and 56% of type I was stated as the prevailing morphology for the 4th, 8th and 20th weeks of treated groups, followed by III-L type. For the 16th week, the 39% of the pits was characterized as III-L type, followed by type I. Further, pattern types as IV, III-S and II were also found mainly in that order for almost all of the treated weeks. CONCLUSION: These preliminaries outcomes could be considered an advance in two-dimensional pit characterization as the whole image processing, comparing to the conventional procedure, takes a few seconds to quantify and characterize non-pathological colon pits as well as to estimate early pathological stages of colorectal cancer.


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Pólipos do Colo/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Colorretais/diagnóstico por imagem , Microscopia de Fluorescência , Animais , Pólipos do Colo/patologia , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C
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Biol Res ; 52(1): 40, 2019 Aug 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31387647

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BACKGROUND: There are currently a number of barriers hindering the successful treatment of breast cancer, including the metastatic spread of cancer cells. In looking for new anticancer agents, we reported two novel hydrazide derivatives with anti-cancer activity in human breast cancer cells. The current study aims to explore the therapeutic potential of the most effective one, N'-((5-nitrothiophen-2-yl)methylene)-2-(phenylthio)benzohydrazide (compound B), on metastatic breast cancer, which is resistant to available chemotherapeutics. METHODS: 4T1 mammary carcinoma cells were inoculated into the fat pad mammary of 5-7-week-old female BALB/c mice and then the effective compound was intraperitoneally administered for 4 weeks. Proliferation index and angiogenesis in tumor and lung tissues were examined with immunohistochemistry. In vitro assessments were also carried out to evaluate the effect of the compound on invasion of MDA-MB-231 cells. RESULTS: Our results demonstrated that this effective derivative significantly inhibited invasion of MDA-MB-231 cells in vitro as shown by Matrigel assay and quantitative real-time method for MMP-9 expression after 48 h of treatment. Daily administration of the compound suppressed the growth of primary tumor and its metastasis to lung, which was confirmed by H&E experiment at a dose of 1 mg/kg in a well-known metastatic model of 4T1 breast cancer in syngeneic BALB/c mice. These outcomes were supported by the immunohistochemical examinations of the tumor and lung tissues of mice. Tumors and lungs in mice treated with the effective compound showed a reduced proliferation index and a smaller microvessel density compared to the control. CONCLUSION: This study highlights an anti-metastatic role for a novel hydrazide derivative in both in vitro and in vivo models of breast cancer.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Metástase Neoplásica/prevenção & controle , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Imuno-Histoquímica , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(2): 301-322, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31343125

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Propolis is one of the most promising natural products, exhibiting not only therapeutic but also prophylactic actions. Propolis has several biological and pharmacological properties, including hepatoprotective activities. The present study aimed to investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms of propolis against CCl4-mediated liver fibrosis. METHODS: Three groups of male BALB/c mice (n=15/ group) were used: group 1 comprised control mice; groups 2 and 3 were injected with CCl4 for the induction of liver fibrosis. Group 3 was then orally supplemented with propolis (100 mg/kg body weight) for four weeks. Different techniques were used to monitor the antifibrotic effects of propolis, including histopathological investigations using H&E, Masson's trichrome and Sirius red staining; Western blotting; flow cytometry; and ELISA. RESULTS: We found that the induction of liver fibrosis by CCl4 was associated with a significant increase in hepatic collagen and α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) expression. Moreover, CCl4-treated mice also exhibited histopathological alterations in the liver architecture. Additionally, the liver of CCl4-treated mice exhibited a marked increase in proinflammatory signals, such as increased expression of HSP70 and increased levels of proinflammatory cytokines and ROS. Mechanistically, the liver of CCl4-treated mice exhibited a significant increase in the phosphorylation of AKT and mTOR; upregulation of the expression of BAX and cytochrome C; downregulation of the expression of Bcl2; a significant elevation in the levels of TGF-ß followed by increased phosphorylation of SMAD2; and a marked increase in the expression of P53 and iNOS. Interestingly, oral supplementation of CCl4-treated mice with propolis significantly abolished hepatic collagen deposition, abrogated inflammatory signals and oxidative stress, restored CCl4-mediated alterations in the signaling cascades, and hence repaired the hepatic architecture nearly to the normal architecture observed in the control mice. CONCLUSION: Our findings revealed the therapeutic potential and the underlying mechanisms of propolis against liver fibrosis.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/patologia , Própole/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Tetracloreto de Carbono/toxicidade , Citocinas/metabolismo , Células Estreladas do Fígado/citologia , Células Estreladas do Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Estreladas do Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/patologia , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/induzido quimicamente , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo II/metabolismo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Proteína Smad2/metabolismo , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/metabolismo
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Biomed Khim ; 65(3): 231-238, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31258147

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The goal of this study was to examine effects of a novel galanin receptor agonist GalR1-3 [bAla14, His15]-galanine 2-15 (G), obtained by automatic solid-phase synthesis, on the metabolic state of the area at risk and the size of acute myocardial infarction (MI) in rats in vivo and evaluate its toxicity in BALB /c mice. In anesthetized rats, regional ischemia was simulated by coronary artery occlusion and then coronary blood flow was restored. The peptide G was administered intravenously (i.v.) with a bolus after a period of regional ischemia in the dose range of 0.25-3.0 mg/kg. The sizes of MI and the activities of creatine kinase-MB (СK-MB) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) in blood plasma were estimated. The effect of administration of the optimal dose of G (1.0 mg/kg) on myocardial content of adenine nucleotides (AN), phosphocreatine (PCr), creatine (Cr) and lactate was studied. I.v. administration of G to rats at a dose of 1.0 mg/kg slightly affected hemodynamic parameters, but reduced MI size by 40% and decreased plasma LDH and CK-MB activity by the end of reperfusion compared to control. These effects were accompanied by a significant improvement in energy state of area at risk (AAR) - an increase in myocardial content of ATP, åAN, PCr and åCr, and combined with a decrease in myocardial lactate level compared with the control. Toxicity of peptide G was studied with a single intraperitoneal injection of 0.5-3.0% solution of the peptide substance to mice. The absence of signs of intoxication and death of animals after G injection in the maximum possible dose did not allow determining the value of the average lethal dose. The results indicate therapeutic potential of the peptide G for preventing myocardial ischemia and reperfusion injury and feasibility for further study of its pharmacological properties and mechanisms of action.


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Infarto do Miocárdio/patologia , Peptídeos/farmacologia , Receptores de Galanina/agonistas , Animais , Creatina Quinase Forma MB/sangue , Modelos Animais de Doenças , L-Lactato Desidrogenase/sangue , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Infarto do Miocárdio/tratamento farmacológico , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/tratamento farmacológico , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/patologia , Ratos
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Cancer Invest ; 37(6): 242-252, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31296070

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Drug resistance to TKIs and the existance of CML leukemia stem cells is an urgent problem. In this study, we demonstrate that quinacrine (QC) induces apoptosis in BCR-ABL positive CML and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells. Interestingly, QC inhibits the colony formation of primary CD34+ progenitor/stem leukemia cells from CML patients. QC targets RNA polymerase I, which produces ribosomal (r)RNA, involving in protein translation process. Also, QC treatment prolongs CML-like mice survival and inhibits K562 tumor growth in vivo. In conclusion, we demonstrate that QC depletes BCR-ABL protein and suppresses Ph-positive leukemia cells in vitro and in vivo.


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Proteínas de Fusão bcr-abl/metabolismo , Leucemia Mielogênica Crônica BCR-ABL Positiva/tratamento farmacológico , Quinacrina/uso terapêutico , Animais , Antígenos CD34/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Humanos , Células K562 , Leucemia Mielogênica Crônica BCR-ABL Positiva/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Camundongos SCID , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(9): 2199-2209, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31309302

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PURPOSE: Radiofrequency (RF) ablation therapy is of great interest in cancer therapy as it is non-ionizing radiation and can effectively penetrate into the tissue. However, the current RF ablation technique is invasive that requires RF probe insertion into the tissue and generates a non-specific heating. Recently, RF-responsive nanomaterials such as gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) have led to tremendous progress in this area. They have been found to be able to absorb the RF field and induce a localized heating within the target, thereby affording a non-invasive and tumor-specific RF ablation strategy. In the present study, for the first time, we used a hybrid core-shell nanostructure comprising IONPs as the core and AuNPs as the shell (IO@Au) for targeted RF ablation therapy. Due to the magnetic core, the nanohybrid can be directed toward the tumor through a magnet. Moreover, IONPs enable the nanohybrid to be used as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent. RESULTS: In vitro cytotoxicity experiment showed that the combination of IO@Au and 13.56-MHz RF field significantly reduced the viability of cancer cells. Next, during an in vivo experiment, we demonstrated that magnetically targeting of IO@Au to the tumor and subsequent RF exposure dramatically suppressed the tumor growth. CONCLUSION: Therefore, the integration of targeting, imaging, and therapeutic performances into IO@Au nanohybrid could afford the promise to improve the effectiveness of RF ablation therapy.


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Ablação por Cateter/métodos , Compostos Férricos/química , Ouro/química , Hipertermia Induzida/métodos , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias/cirurgia , Ablação por Radiofrequência/métodos , Animais , Compostos Férricos/uso terapêutico , Ouro/uso terapêutico , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética/métodos , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Masculino , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Nanopartículas Metálicas/uso terapêutico , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Terapia de Alvo Molecular/métodos , Nanocompostos/química , Nanocompostos/uso terapêutico , Nanoconchas/química , Nanoconchas/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias/patologia , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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Pharm Res ; 36(9): 136, 2019 Jul 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31321552

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PURPOSE: Human tuberculosis (TB) is a global health problem that causes nearly 2 million deaths per year. Anti-TB therapy exists, but it needs to be administered as a cocktail of antibiotics for six months. This lengthy therapy results in low patient compliance and is the main reason attributable to the emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. METHODS: One alternative approach is to combine anti-TB multidrug therapy with inhalational TB therapy. The aim of this work was to develop and characterize dry powder formulations of spectinamide 1599 and ensure in vitro and in vivo delivered dose reproducibility using custom dosators. RESULTS: Amorphous dry powders of spectinamide 1599 were successfully spray dried with mass median aerodynamic diameter (MMAD) = 2.32 ± 0.05 µm. The addition of L-leucine resulted in minor changes to the MMAD (1.69 ± 0.35 µm) but significantly improved the inhalable portion of spectinamide 1599 while maintaining amorphous qualities. Additionally, we were able to demonstrate reproducibility of dry powder administration in vitro and in vivo in mice. CONCLUSIONS: The corresponding systemic drug exposure data indicates dose-dependent exposure in vivo in mice after dry powder intrapulmonary aerosol delivery in the dose range 15.4 - 32.8 mg/kg.


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Antituberculosos/farmacocinética , Inaladores de Pó Seco/métodos , Espectinomicina/análogos & derivados , Administração por Inalação , Aerossóis , Animais , Antituberculosos/administração & dosagem , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos , Liberação Controlada de Fármacos , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana Múltipla , Feminino , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Mycobacterium tuberculosis/efeitos dos fármacos , Tamanho da Partícula , Pós , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Espectinomicina/administração & dosagem , Espectinomicina/farmacocinética
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Gene ; 714: 143994, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31330233

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Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) potentially regulates tumorigenesis. LncRNA small nucleolar RNA host gene 1 (SNHG1) expression remains high in hepatocellular carcinoma cells; however, its biological mechanism in hepatocellular carcinoma remains unknown. In this study, SNHG1 expression in hepatocellular carcinoma cells was detected by qRT-PCR. Proliferative and migratory potentials of hepatocellular carcinoma cells were determined by CCK-8 and Transwell assay, respectively. Then, the nude mice model of xenograft was employed to verify the effect of SNHG1 on tumor formation in vivo. We identified the potential target of SNHG1 through bioinformatics and dual-luciferase reporter gene. Furthermore, Western blot and RIP assay was used for clarifying their interaction and functions in regulating the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. Our results indicated a high expression of SNHG1 in hepatocellular carcinoma cells. Downregulation of SNHG1 inhibited proliferative and migratory potentials of hepatocellular carcinoma cells in vitro and in vivo. Moreover, the expression of programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4) was positively regulated by SNHG1 through competing with miR-195-5p. These results indicated that SNHG1 participated in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma as a ceRNA to competitively bind to miR-195-5p and thus mediate PDCD4 expression.


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Proteínas Reguladoras de Apoptose/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Animais , Apoptose/genética , Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinogênese/patologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Linhagem Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/genética , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/patologia , Regulação para Baixo/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus
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Biomed Environ Sci ; 32(6): 427-437, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31262388

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OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to characterize the diagnostic and vaccine potential of a novel Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigen Rv0674. METHODS: To evaluate the diagnostic potential and antigenicity of Rv0674, IgG was evaluated using ELISA and interferon (IFN)-γ was done by using ELISpot assay among TB patients and healthy donors. For immunogenicity evaluation, BALB/c mice were immunized with Rv0674. Cytokine production was determined by cytokine release assay using an ELISA kit, and the antibodies were tested using ELISA. RESULTS: The results of serum Elisa tests showed that Rv0674 specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) response was higher in TB patients than negative controls. And Rv0674 had good performance in serological test with sensitivity and specificity of 77.1% and 81.1%, respectively. While it shows poor sensitivity and specificity of 26.23% and 79.69% for IFN-γ tests. In BALB/c mice, Rv0674 adjuvant by DDA/Poly I:C could also induce a high level of IFN-γ, interleukin-2 and interleukin-6 as well as a high IgG titer in both high- and low-dose groups indicating that Rv0674 is essential in humoral and cellular immunity. Moreover, the cytokine profile and IgG isotype characterized Rv0674 as a Th1/Th2-mixed-type protective immunity with the predominance of Th1 cytokines. CONCLUSION: Rv0674 may be a good potential candidate for the development of TB serological diagnosis and a new TB vaccine.


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Antígenos de Bactérias/imunologia , Tuberculose/imunologia , Adulto , Idoso , Animais , Feminino , Humanos , Imunidade Celular , Imunidade Humoral , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Tuberculose/diagnóstico , Adulto Jovem
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Anticancer Res ; 39(7): 3487-3492, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31262872

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Despite intensive chemotherapy, the survival rates for high-risk neuroblastoma, most of which have MYCN amplification, remain low. Overexpression of N-myc oncoprotein promotes expression of cancer-associated properties. We recently found that combination of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) with the ß1-integrin-activating peptide TNIIIA2 attenuated cancer-associated properties of neuroblastoma cells through N-Myc degradation. However, ATRA has serious side-effects and there are concerns about late adverse effects. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of the combination of acyclic retinoid (ACR) with TNIIIA2 on neuroblastoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effects of ACR and TNIIIA2 were examined by neuroblastoma cell proliferation and survival assays as well as by using a neuroblastoma xenograft model. The levels of N-Myc and cancer-associated malignant properties were assayed by western blot and colony formation assay, respectively. RESULTS: Combining ACR, which is clinically safe, with TNIIIA2 induced proteasomal degradation of N-Myc and reduction of neuroblastoma cell malignant properties. An in vivo experiment showed therapeutic potential. CONCLUSION: ACR-TNIIIA2 combination treatment may be efficacious and clinical safe chemotherapy for high-risk neuroblastoma.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Proteína Proto-Oncogênica N-Myc/metabolismo , Neuroblastoma/tratamento farmacológico , Peptídeos/uso terapêutico , Tenascina/uso terapêutico , Tretinoína/análogos & derivados , Animais , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Neuroblastoma/metabolismo , Neuroblastoma/patologia , Peptídeos/farmacologia , Fenótipo , Tenascina/farmacologia , Tretinoína/farmacologia , Tretinoína/uso terapêutico , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(7): 3553-3563, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31262879

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Trabectedin is a DNA-damaging agent and has been approved for the treatment of patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma. Schlafen 11 (SLFN11) was identified as a dominant determinant of the response to DNA-damaging agents. The aim of the study was to clarify the association between SLFN11 expression and the antitumor activity of trabectedin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The antitumor activity of trabectedin was evaluated under different expression levels of SLFN11 regulated by RNA interference and CRISPR-Cas9 systems, and the combined antitumor activity of ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related protein kinase (ATR) inhibitor and trabectedin in sarcoma cell lines using in vitro a cell viability assay and in vivo xenograft models. RESULTS: SLFN11-knockdown cell lines had a lower sensitivity to trabectedin, compared to parental cells. ATR inhibitor enhanced the antitumor activity of trabectedin in SLFN11-knockdown cells and in a SLFN11-knockout xenograft model. CONCLUSION: SLFN11 expression might be a key factor in the antitumor activity of trabectedin.


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Antineoplásicos Alquilantes/farmacologia , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Sarcoma/metabolismo , Neoplasias de Tecidos Moles/metabolismo , Trabectedina/farmacologia , Animais , Antineoplásicos Alquilantes/uso terapêutico , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Sarcoma/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias de Tecidos Moles/tratamento farmacológico , Trabectedina/uso terapêutico
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