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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(3): 453-464, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31448885

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Eryptosis, the suicidal death of red blood cells (RBCs), is characterized by phosphatidylserine (PS) exposure at the cell surface. It can be catalysed by a variety of abnormal conditions and diseases. Until now, the many questions surrounding the physiology and pathophysiology of eryptosis have not been sufficiently answered. Recently, we demonstrated IgM and IgA autoantibodies (aab) to induce PS exposure on circulating RBCs of patients with autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA). However, it remained unclear how these aab lead to eryptosis. METHODS: Serum and plasma samples from patients with clinically relevant AIHA of cold type were used to induce eryptosis in O RBCs. Serum containing fresh complement from healthy donors, antibodies to complement component, and complement factor depleted sera were added to examine the influence of the complement on PS-exposure. RBC bound annexin V PE were analysed by flow cytometry. RESULTS: Eryptosis related to IgM aab was found to be dependent on complement activation and could be effectively inhibited by EDTA, serum heat inactivation and anti-C5. PS exposure increased with sequential activation of the sublytic terminal complement components C5b6, C5b-7 and was most significant at the C5b-8 stage. A decrease was observed following the formation of the lytic membrane attack complex C5b-9, either because of lysis of eryptotic RBCs or because of inhibition of eryptosis by C9. CONCLUSION: Our findings reflect new aspects on RBC destruction in AIHA as well the impact of the terminal complement complexes on the RBC membrane. The striking differences to nucleated cell apoptosis may even have physiological meaning of RBC acting as a buffer of the complement system.


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Anemia Hemolítica Autoimune/patologia , Autoanticorpos/farmacologia , Proteínas do Sistema Complemento/metabolismo , Eriptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Imunoglobulina M/imunologia , Anemia Hemolítica Autoimune/sangue , Ativação do Complemento/efeitos dos fármacos , Complemento C5/metabolismo , Ácido Edético/farmacologia , Eritrócitos/citologia , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Eritrócitos/metabolismo , Humanos , Fosfatidilserinas/farmacologia
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Bol. latinoam. Caribe plantas med. aromát ; 18(4): 359-377, jul. 2019. tab
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS | ID: biblio-1008174

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Plant species have been used for therapeutic purposes since ancient times and are still in use today since these products represent a source of raw material for the production of phytotherapeutic formulations. Screening and investigation of plants with pharmacological potential require the evaluation of characteristics related to their action, efficacy and safety in different steps. Among these steps, pre- clinical trials are used to evaluate the properties of the test product in in vitro experiments, such as cytotoxicity assays. Within this context, this study consists of a bibliometric analysis of some in vitro cytotoxicity and toxicity assays in erythrocytes used during bioprospecting of medicinal plants. The results demonstrated the wide application of erythrocytes to evaluate the biological effects of medicinal plant extracts. The methods were found to be valid and effective for the preliminary investigation of the in vitro cytotoxicity and toxicity of plant products.


El uso de especies vegetales para fines terapéuticos es una práctica histórica y todavía bastante actual, ya que estos productos pueden representar una fuente de materia prima para la producción de formulaciones fitoterápicas. En investigación de plantas con potencial farmacológico requiere la evaluación de su acción, eficacia y seguridad, a través de diferentes etapas. Entre estas, en los ensayos preclínicos se evalúan las propiedades del producto-prueba en experimentos in vitro, tales como ensayos de citotoxicidad, entre otros. En este aspecto, el presente estudio consiste en un análisis bibliométrico acerca de algunas pruebas de citotoxicidad y toxicidad in vitro en eritrocitos realizados en los ensayos de bioprospección de plantas medicinales. Los resultados evidencian la amplia utilización de eritrocitos para la evaluación de los efectos biológicos de extractos de plantas medicinales, apuntándolos como métodos válidos y eficaces para la investigación preliminar de la citotoxicidad y toxicidad in vitro de productos vegetales.


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Bioensaio/métodos , Extratos Vegetais/toxicidade , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Antioxidantes/toxicidade , Fragilidade Osmótica , Estresse Oxidativo , Eritrócitos/citologia , Bioprospecção , Hemólise/efeitos dos fármacos
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(1): 186-199, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31278696

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Estrogen could play a key role in the mechanisms underlying sex-related disparity in the incidence of thrombotic events. We investigated whether estrogen receptors (ERs) were expressed in human red blood cells (RBCs), and if they affected cell signaling of erythrocyte constitutive isoform of endothelial NO-synthase (eNOS) and nitric oxide (NO) release. METHODS: RBCs from 29 non-smoker volunteers (15 males and 14 females) aged between 20 and 40 years were analyzed by cytometry and western blot. In particular, content and distribution of ER-α and ER-ß, tyrosine kinases and eNOS phosphorylation and NO release were analyzed. RESULTS: We demonstrated that: i) both ER-α and ER-ß were expressed by RBCs; ii) they were both functionally active; and iii) ERs distribution and function were different in males and females. In particular, ERs modulated eNOS phosphorylation and NO release in RBCs from both sexes, but they induced the phosphorylation of specific tyrosine residues of kinases linked to eNOS activation and NO release in the RBCs from females only. CONCLUSION: Collectively, these data suggest that ERs could play a critical role in RBC intracellular signaling. The possible implication of this signaling in sex-linked risk disparity in human cardiovascular diseases, e.g. in thrombotic events, may not be ruled out.


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Receptores Estrogênicos/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Adulto , Dronabinol/farmacologia , Eritrócitos/citologia , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Eritrócitos/metabolismo , Receptor alfa de Estrogênio/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptor alfa de Estrogênio/metabolismo , Receptor beta de Estrogênio/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptor beta de Estrogênio/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteína Quinase 1 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase 3 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo III/metabolismo , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Piperidinas/farmacologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Pirazóis/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Adulto Jovem
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Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) ; 67(7): 666-674, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31257322

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Dimeric sesquiterpene thioalkaloids from the rhizomes of Nuphar pumilum exhibited immunosuppressive effects using a sheep erythrocyte plaque forming cell (PFC) assay, as well as an anti-metastasis effect, and rapid apoptosis-inducing effects in tumor cell lines. In particular, dimeric sesquiterpene thioalkaloids with a hydroxy group (6-hydroxythiobinupharidine, 6,6'-dihydroxythiobinupharidine, 6-hydroxythionuphlutine B) showed substantial effects, whereas dimeric sesquiterpene thioalkaloids lacking the hydroxy group (thiobinupharidine, thionuphlutine B, 6'-hydroxythionuphlutine B, neothiobinupharidine, thionuphlutine B ß-sulfoxide, neothiobinupharidine ß-sulfoxide) and monomeric sesquiterpene alkaloids (nupharidine, 7-epideoxynupharidine, nupharolutine) showed weak activity. In this review, we summarize our studies of the biofunctional effects of these alkaloids.


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Alcaloides/química , Nuphar/química , Sesquiterpenos/química , Alcaloides/isolamento & purificação , Alcaloides/farmacologia , Animais , Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/isolamento & purificação , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Eritrócitos/citologia , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Eritrócitos/metabolismo , Humanos , Imunossupressores/química , Imunossupressores/isolamento & purificação , Imunossupressores/farmacologia , Nuphar/metabolismo
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(1): 229-241, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31302949

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Circulating or extracellular histones (EHs) in the bloodstream act as a damage-associated-molecular-pattern (DAMP) agent that plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of many diseases such as sepsis and sterile inflammation. To date, not much information is available to describe the mechanistic relationship between human erythrocytes and the cytotoxicity of EHs, the protein members from a highly conserved histone family across species. The present study explored this key question with a hypothesis that EHs induce eryptosis. METHODS: Freshly isolated human red blood cells (RBCs) from healthy donors were treated with EHs or agents for positive controls in a physiological buffer for 3 or 24 h. After treatments, flow cytometry was employed to quantify surface phosphatidylserine (PS) exposure from annexin-V-RFP binding, cell shrinkage from flow cytometric forward scatter (FSC) analysis, Ca2+ rise by fluo-4, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production by H2DCFDA, and caspase-3 activation by FAM-DEVD-FMK measurement. Hemolysis and membarne permeabilization were estimated respectively from hemoglobin release into supernatant and calcein leakage from RBC ghosts. RESULTS: With positive controls for validation, EHs in the pathophsyiological range were found to accumulate annexin-V binding on cell surface, decrease FSC, upregulate ROS production, elevate Ca2+ influx and increase caspase-3 activity in a 3-h incubation. Of note, no RBC hemolysis and no calcein release from ghosts were obtained after EHs treatment for 24 h. Interestingly, external Ca2+ was not a prerequisite for the EHs-mediated ROS production and PS externalization. Also, the eryptotic hallmarks in the apoptotic RBCs were partially blocked by heparin and antibody (Ab) against Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2). CONCLUSION: EHs act as a DAMP agent in the human RBCs that induces eryptosis. The cytotoxic effect is rapid as the hallmarks of eryptosis such as cell shrinkage, surface PS exposure, [Ca2+]i rise, ROS production and caspase-3 activation can be seen 3 h after treatment in a dose-dependent manner. The EHs' cytotoxic effects could be blocked by heparin and the Ab against TLR2.


Assuntos
Eriptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Histonas/farmacologia , Anticorpos/imunologia , Anticorpos/farmacologia , Cálcio/metabolismo , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Células Cultivadas , Eritrócitos/citologia , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Eritrócitos/metabolismo , Heparina/farmacologia , Humanos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Receptor 2 Toll-Like/imunologia
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J Photochem Photobiol B ; 197: 111541, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31272033

RESUMO

Here, we report the novel fabrication of ZnO nanoparticles using the Costus igneus leaf extract. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR) spectroscopy to determine the bioactive components present in the plant extract. The synthesis of Ci-ZnO NPs (C. igneus- coated zinc oxide nanoparticles) was accomplished using a cost-effective and simple technique. Ci-ZnO NPs were specified using UV-visible spectroscopy, FTIR, XRD, and TEM. Ci-ZnO NPs was authenticated by UV-Vis and exhibited a peak at 365 nm. The XRD spectra proved the crystalline character of the Ci-ZnO NPs synthesized as hexagonal wurtzite. The FTIR spectrum illustrated the presence of possible functional groups present in Ci-ZnO NPs. The TEM micrograph showed evidence of the presence of a hexagonal organization with a size of 26.55 nm typical of Ci-ZnO NPs. The α-amylase and α-glucosidase inhibition assays demonstrated antidiabetic activity of Ci-ZnO NPs (74 % and 82 %, respectively), and the DPPH [2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl hydrate] assay demonstrated the antioxidant activity of the nanoparticles (75%) at a concentration of 100 µg/ml. The Ci-ZnO NPs exhibited promising antibacterial and biofilm inhibition activity against the pathogenic bacteria Streptococcus mutans, Lysinibacillus fusiformis, Proteus vulgaris, and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Additionally, the Ci-ZnO NPs showed biocompatibility with mammalian RBCs with minimum hemolytic activity (0.633 % ±â€¯0.005 %) at a concentration of 200 µg/ml.


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Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/química , Biofilmes/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Óxido de Zinco/química , Antibacterianos/síntese química , Antibacterianos/química , Materiais Biocompatíveis/química , Materiais Biocompatíveis/farmacologia , Costus/química , Costus/metabolismo , Eritrócitos/citologia , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Eritrócitos/metabolismo , Cromatografia Gasosa-Espectrometria de Massas , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/fisiologia , Bactérias Gram-Positivas/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias Gram-Positivas/fisiologia , Química Verde , Hemólise/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Insulina/química , Nanopartículas Metálicas/toxicidade , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Tamanho da Partícula , Extratos Vegetais/metabolismo , Folhas de Planta/química , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , alfa-Amilases/antagonistas & inibidores , alfa-Amilases/metabolismo
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4817-4831, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31308660

RESUMO

Background: In vitro (1R,3S)-1-methyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-ß-carboline-3-carboxyl-Lys(Pro-Ala-Lys)-Arg-Gly-Asp-Val (MTCA-KKV) adheres activated platelets, targets P-selectin and GPIIb/IIIa. This led to the development of MTCA-KKV as thrombus targeting nano-medicine. Methods: MTCA-KKV was characterized by nano-feature, anti-thrombotic activity, thrombolytic activity, thrombus target and targeting release. Results: In vivo 0.01 µmol/kg of MTCA-KKV formed nano-particles less than 100 nm in diameter, targeted thrombus, released anti-thrombotic and thrombolytic pharmacophores, prevented thrombosis and dissolved blood clots. Conclusion: Based on the profiles of targeting thrombus, targeting release, inhibiting thrombosis and dissolving blood clots MTCA-KKV is a promising nano-medicine.


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Coagulação Sanguínea , Carbolinas/química , Carbolinas/uso terapêutico , Nanopartículas/química , Peptídeos/uso terapêutico , Trombose/sangue , Trombose/tratamento farmacológico , Administração Oral , Animais , Coagulação Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Plaquetas/efeitos dos fármacos , Carbolinas/administração & dosagem , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Leucócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Espectroscopia de Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Selectina-P/metabolismo , Peptídeos/farmacologia , Adesividade Plaquetária/efeitos dos fármacos , Complexo Glicoproteico GPIIb-IIIa de Plaquetas/metabolismo , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Espectroscopia de Infravermelho com Transformada de Fourier
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 182: 109311, 2019 Oct 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31272021

RESUMO

Effects of sub-lethal concentrations (0 (control), 0.009, 0.014, and 0.023 ppm) of the organophosphate insecticide "malathion" to rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) after the determination of LC50-96 h value (0.093 ppm) were evaluated. Changes in biomarkers of neurotoxicity (acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity), genotoxicity (DNA damage), and hematological parameters (red (RBC) and white (WBC) blood cell count, hemoglobin (Hb), hematocrit (Hct), mean cell hemoglobin (MCH), mean cell volume (MCV), and mean cell hemoglobin concentration (MCHC)) were assessed for a 15-day exposure. A significant time- and dose-dependent reduction in AChE activities of gill, muscle, brain, and liver tissues was found. However, the AChE activity was less affected by malathion concentration than by exposure time. DNA damage of erythrocytes at different malathion concentrations increased by increasing the experimental time up to the fourth day. A decrease in the count of WBC, RBC, and Hct and an increase in the number of MCH and MCV were observed by increasing malathion exposure dose and time (p < 0.05). An increase in the malathion concentration and exposure time significantly resulted in a decrease in Hb and an increase in MCHC. A significant improvement in AChE activity; DNA damage; and RBC, Hb, Hct, MCV, and MCH indices was detected during a 30-day recovery period, but the WBC count changed insignificantly. The recovery pattern based on 100% water exchange with clean water could be a successful strategy to improve the biomarker responses of rainbow trout habituating in contaminated aquatic environments.


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Acetilcolinesterase/metabolismo , Malation/toxicidade , Oncorhynchus mykiss/fisiologia , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Dano ao DNA , Índices de Eritrócitos , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Hematócrito , Hemoglobinas/análise , Dose Letal Mediana , Contagem de Leucócitos
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Chemosphere ; 232: 337-344, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31154195

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In this study, we investigated the effects of three binary mixtures of pesticide formulations commonly used in soybean crop: Cypermethrin Atanor® (25% -CYP), Chlorpyrifos Lorsban 48E® (48% -CPF) and Glyphosate Roundup® Full II (66.2% -GLY) on broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris) hatchlings exposed by voluntary immersion under controlled condition. Genotoxicity was evaluated in peripheral blood erythrocytes through the micronucleus (MN) test and other nuclear abnormalities (NAs) and besides, growth of caiman was analyzed in each experimental group. The results showed that pesticide formulations tested, at concentrations similar to those recommended for application in the field, induced an increase in the frequency of micronucleus (FMN; p = 0.001) and Notched nuclei (NN; p = 0.010) in the mixture CYP + CPF, while an increase in the frequency of buds and NN was observed in the mixture of GLY + CYP (pbuds = 0.016 and pNN = 0.021), compared to the vehicle control (VC). On the contrary, a possible antagonistic action was observed between the components in the mixture GLY + CPF. Growth was not affected in any exposed groups (p > 0.05). There was a clutch effect in the frequency of binucleated erythrocytes (BiN; p = 0.011), total length (TL; p = 0.001) and snout-vent length (SVL; p = 0.031). Biomarkers used in this study are considered important predictive tools for the evaluation of xenobiotics. In this study, we demonstrated genotoxicity of pesticide mixtures under conditions that simulate the real situation of exposure suffered by caiman and other wild species in Argentina.


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Jacarés e Crocodilos/fisiologia , Testes para Micronúcleos , Mutagênicos/toxicidade , Praguicidas/toxicidade , Animais , Argentina , Clorpirifos/toxicidade , Dano ao DNA , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Glicina/análogos & derivados , Piretrinas/toxicidade
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Food Chem Toxicol ; 131: 110553, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31163221

RESUMO

Ginseng and its active gradient, ginsenoside Rg3 (Rg3), are widely used for a variety of health benefits, but concerns over their misuses are increasing. Previously, it has been reported that Rg3 can cause hemolysis, but its health outcome remains unknown. Here, we demonstrated that Rg3 could promote the procoagulant activity of erythrocytes through the process of hemolysis, ultimately leading to increased thrombosis. In freshly isolated human erythrocytes, Rg3 caused pore formation and fragmentation of the erythrocyte membrane. Confocal microscopy observation and flow cytometric analysis revealed that remnant erythrocyte fragments after the exposure to Rg3 expressed phosphatidylserine (PS), which can promote blood coagulation through providing assembly sites for coagulation complexes. Rat in vivo experiments further confirmed that intravenous administration of Rg3 produced PS-bearing erythrocyte debris and increased thrombosis. Collectively, we demonstrated that Rg3 could induce the procoagulant activity of erythrocytes by generating PS-bearing erythrocyte debris through hemolysis, which might provoke thrombosis.


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Coagulação Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Ginsenosídeos/efeitos adversos , Hemólise/efeitos dos fármacos , Trombose/induzido quimicamente , Animais , Membrana Eritrocítica/química , Membrana Eritrocítica/efeitos dos fármacos , Eritrócitos/metabolismo , Eritrócitos/patologia , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/metabolismo , Humanos , Masculino , Fosfatidilserinas/química , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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BMC Complement Altern Med ; 19(1): 114, 2019 Jun 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31159791

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BACKGROUND: Lactobacillus plantarum, a major species of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB), are capable of producing postbiotic metabolites (PM) with prominent probiotic effects that have been documented extensively for rats, poultry and pigs. Despite the emerging evidence of anticancer properties of LAB, very limited information is available on cytotoxic and antiproliferative activity of PM produced by L. plantarum. Therefore, the cytotoxicity of PM produced by six strains of L. plantarum on various cancer and normal cells are yet to be evaluated. METHODS: Postbiotic metabolites (PM) produced by six strains of L. plantarum were determined for their antiproliferative and cytotoxic effects on normal human primary cells, breast, colorectal, cervical, liver and leukemia cancer cell lines via MTT assay, trypan blue exclusion method and BrdU assay. The toxicity of PM was determined for human and various animal red blood cells via haemolytic assay. The cytotoxicity mode was subsequently determined for selected UL4 PM on MCF-7 cells due to its pronounced cytotoxic effect by fluorescent microscopic observation using AO/PI dye reagents and flow cytometric analyses. RESULTS: UL4 PM exhibited the lowest IC50 value on MCF-7, RG14 PM on HT29 and RG11 and RI11 PM on HL60 cell lines, respectively from MTT assay. Moreover, all tested PM did not cause haemolysis of human, dog, rabbit and chicken red blood cells and demonstrated no cytotoxicity on normal breast MCF-10A cells and primary cultured cells including human peripheral blood mononuclear cells, mice splenocytes and thymocytes. Antiproliferation of MCF-7 and HT-29 cells was potently induced by UL4 and RG 14 PM respectively after 72 h of incubation at the concentration of 30% (v/v). Fluorescent microscopic observation and flow cytometric analyses showed that the pronounced cytotoxic effect of UL4 PM on MCF-7 cells was mediated through apoptosis. CONCLUSION: In conclusion, PM produced by the six strains of L. plantarum exhibited selective cytotoxic via antiproliferative effect and induction of apoptosis against malignant cancer cells in a strain-specific and cancer cell type-specific manner whilst sparing the normal cells. This reveals the vast potentials of PM from L. plantarum as functional supplement and as an adjunctive treatment for cancer.


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Antineoplásicos/metabolismo , Citotoxinas/metabolismo , Lactobacillus plantarum/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Citotoxinas/farmacologia , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Células HT29 , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Probióticos
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Eur J Med Chem ; 178: 214-231, 2019 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31185412

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Discovery of antimicrobial agents with a novel model of action is in urgent need for the clinical management of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections. Recently, we reported the identification of a first-in-class bacterial ribosomal RNA synthesis inhibitor, which interrupted the interaction between the bacterial transcription factor NusB and NusE. In this study, a series of diaryl derivatives were rationally designed and synthesized based on the previously established pharmacophore model. Inhibitory activity against the NusB-NusE binding, circular dichroism of compound treated NusB, antimicrobial activity, cytotoxicity, hemolytic property and cell permeability using Caco-2 cells were measured. Structure-activity relationship and quantitative structure-activity relationship were also concluded and discussed. Some of the derivatives demonstrated improved antimicrobial activity than the hit compound against a panel of clinically important pathogens, lowering the minimum inhibition concentration to 1-2 µg/mL against Staphylococcus aureus, including clinical strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus at a level comparable to some of the marketed antibiotics. Given the improved antimicrobial activity, specific inhibition of target protein-protein interaction and promising pharmacokinetic properties without significant cytotoxicity, this series of diaryl compounds have high potentials and deserve for further studies towards a new class of antimicrobial agents in the future.


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Compostos de Anilina/farmacologia , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Benzilaminas/farmacologia , Ligação Proteica/efeitos dos fármacos , Bases de Schiff/farmacologia , Compostos de Anilina/síntese química , Compostos de Anilina/química , Compostos de Anilina/toxicidade , Antibacterianos/síntese química , Antibacterianos/química , Antibacterianos/toxicidade , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Benzilaminas/síntese química , Benzilaminas/química , Benzilaminas/toxicidade , Células CACO-2 , Desenho de Drogas , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias Gram-Positivas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células HeLa , Hemólise/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Queratinócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Estrutura Molecular , Bases de Schiff/síntese química , Bases de Schiff/química , Bases de Schiff/toxicidade , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz ; 114: e190088, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31188952

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BACKGROUND: Despite treatment with effective antimalarial drugs, the mortality rate is still high in severe cases of the disease, highlighting the need to find adjunct therapies that can inhibit the adhesion of Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes (Pf-iEs). OBJECTIVES: In this context, we evaluated a new heparan sulfate (HS) from Nodipecten nodosus for antimalarial activity and inhibition of P. falciparum cytoadhesion and rosetting. METHODS: Parasite inhibition was measured by SYBR green using a cytometer. HS was assessed in rosetting and cytoadhesion assays under static and flow conditions using Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) and human lymphatic endothelial cell (HLEC) cells expressing intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM1) and chondroitin sulfate A (CSA), respectively. FINDINGS: This HS inhibited merozoite invasion similar to heparin. Moreover, mollusk HS decreased cytoadherence of P. falciparum to CSA and ICAM-1 on the surface of endothelial cells under static and flow conditions. In addition, this glycan efficiently disrupted rosettes. CONCLUSIONS: These findings support a potential use for mollusk HS as adjunct therapy for severe malaria.


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Heparitina Sulfato/farmacologia , Merozoítos/efeitos dos fármacos , Moluscos/química , Plasmodium falciparum/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Adesão Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Protozoários/efeitos dos fármacos , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Fatores de Tempo
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Aquat Toxicol ; 212: 154-161, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31128416

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Elevated concentrations of nitrite develop occasionally in various aquatic habitats and aquaculture facilities, providing a potential danger for freshwater fish that take up nitrite via the gill chloride uptake mechanism. We studied the uptake, effects and metabolism of nitrite in blood, heart and skeletal muscle at two temperatures in striped catfish Pangasianodon hypophthalmus, a facultative air-breathing fish that is heavily cultivated in Southeast Asia. Exposure to 0.8 mM ambient nitrite increased blood [nitrite] and [methaemoglobin] (metHb) to high values at day 1, but values subsequently decreased towards controls at day 7. Blood [nitrite] and metHb content were unexpectedly higher at 27 °C (∼1.2 mM; 69% at day 1) than at 33 °C (∼0.9 mM; 55%), reflecting a lower nitrite uptake at the highest temperature, possibly via an increased reliance on air-breathing relative to water-breathing with temperature increase. A large fraction of the nitrite taken up was effectively eliminated by being detoxified to nitrate. Further, erythrocyte metHb reductase activity was increased during nitrite exposure, efficiently reducing metHb to functional haemoglobin. The uptake of nitrite into white skeletal musculature (main part of the fish) was much lower than into heart tissue. While heart [nitrite] was close to blood plasma levels, muscle [nitrite] peaked at ∼0.2 mM at day 1 and subsequently declined to ∼0.05 mM at day 7, which is below levels reported in various commercial cured meat products. Nitrite was partly metabolized to iron-nitrosyl, S-nitroso and N-nitroso compounds. The increase in nitros(yl)ated compounds was marginal in skeletal muscle and more pronounced in heart tissue.


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Peixes-Gato , Brânquias/efeitos dos fármacos , Brânquias/metabolismo , Nitritos/metabolismo , Nitritos/toxicidade , Temperatura Ambiente , Aclimatação , Animais , Peixes-Gato/metabolismo , Cloretos/metabolismo , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Eritrócitos/enzimologia , Água Doce/química , Coração/efeitos dos fármacos , Hemoglobinas/metabolismo , Metemoglobina/metabolismo , Músculo Esquelético/efeitos dos fármacos , Músculo Esquelético/metabolismo , Miocárdio/química , Nitritos/sangue , Poluentes Químicos da Água/metabolismo , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade
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Arch Endocrinol Metab ; 63(3): 228-234, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31038595

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OBJECTIVE: Hyperthyroidism causes many injuries in its target organs and the consequences are reflected systemically. As systemic alterations in hyperthyroidism at earlier stages have received partial attention, this study aimed to investigate systemic redox and inflammatory status at an early stage of T4-induced hyperthyroidism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Wistar rats were assigned to control and hyperthyroid groups (n = 7/group). The hyperthyroid group received L-thyroxine (12 mg/L) in their drinking water for 14 days whereas control group received only the vehicle. Body weight was measured on the 1st and 14th day of the protocol. On the 14th day, animals were anaesthetized. Blood was then collected from the retro-orbital venous plexus and then the animals were euthanised. The blood was separated into plasma and erythrocytes. Plasma was used to measure ROS levels, sulfhydryl compounds, IL-10, TNF-α and LDH levels; erythrocytes were used for the analysis of thioredoxin reductase activity, glutaredoxin content, and pentose cycle enzymes (total G6PD, G6PD and 6PGD). RESULTS: Hyperthyroid animals presented body weight gain and final body weight reduction, which was associated with increased ROS levels and decreased sulfhydryl content in plasma. Thioredoxin reductase activity, glutaredoxin content, and pentose cycle enzymes levels in erythrocytes, as well as IL-10, TNF-α and LDH plasma levels were unaltered. CONCLUSION: Taken together, our results suggest an impairment in corporal mass associated with systemic oxidative stress at this stage of hyperthyroidism. Meanwhile, the pentose cycle was not influenced and systemic inflammation and tissue damage seem to be absent at this stage of hyperthyroidism.


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Eritrócitos/metabolismo , Hipertireoidismo/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipertireoidismo/sangue , Masculino , Oxirredução , Pentoses , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Tiroxina
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Environ Sci Pollut Res Int ; 26(19): 19445-19452, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31077041

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Genotoxicity of three toxic elements (chromium, cadmium, nickel) and a metalloid (arsenic) has been studied in a freshwater fish, Channa punctatus using micronuclei (MN) test, comet assay, and erythrocyte nuclear alterations (ENAs) as fingerprints of genotoxicity. These tests yielded different results suggesting involvement of different mechanisms for their genotoxicity. While highest frequency of blebbed nuclei was observed in chromium-treated fish (6.5 ± 0.76), lowest was observed in cadmium-treated fish (4.0 ± 1.0). Maximum number of notched nuclei was recorded in arsenic-treated fish (5.5 ± 1.15) whereas highest numbers of lobed nuclei were found in cadmium-treated fish (4.5 ± 0.13). These differences might be attributed to selective bioaccumulation and chemodynamics of each element. Other parameters used to determine genotoxicity viz.: lipid peroxidation and DNA damage also suggested different mechanisms of their genotoxicity. It is suggested that an integrative approach, using a battery of tests for determining genotoxicity, should be made while making environmental health risk assessment and ecotoxicological studies of these toxic elements.


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Dano ao DNA , Peixes/genética , Água Doce/química , Metais Pesados/toxicidade , Mutagênicos/toxicidade , Poluentes Químicos da Água/toxicidade , Animais , Ensaio Cometa , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Eritrócitos/patologia , Peroxidação de Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Metais Pesados/análise , Testes para Micronúcleos , Mutagênicos/análise , Poluentes Químicos da Água/análise
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Ann Hematol ; 98(8): 1813-1826, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31098739

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Pregnant patients with ß-thalassemia are more likely to have progressive anemia which expose them to risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, blood transfusion, and iron overload. Results from our previous study indicated that Colla corii asini (CCA, E'jiao), a natural ingredient of traditional Chinese medicine, could significantly increase hemoglobin level of pregnant women with ß- thalassemia, but the underlying molecular mechanism was unclear. Thus, we applied high-throughput transcriptome sequencing to study the transcriptomic change before and after the CCA treatment. Twenty eligible pregnant women were recruited and randomized to either the CCA treatment group or the blank control group in a 3:1 ratio. Patients in the treatment group orally received daily 15 g CCA powder for 4 weeks. We analyzed the therapeutic effect indexes and the transcriptomic change in subjects' peripheral blood before and after treatment. We found that ß CD 41-42(-TTCT)/ßA was the main genotype of the subjects. The regulatory impact of CCA treatment became more evident among the subjects of genotype ß CD 41-42(-TTCT)/ßA. Gene ontogenesis analysis revealed that the top five molecular functions of differentially expressed genes were involved in membrane functionality and cellular structure. We further identified two consistent upregulated genes ZNF471 and THOC5 in the effective treatment group, which were engaged in Kruppel-associated box (KRAB) domain-containing zinc-finger protein pathway and THOC5 pathway, respectively. Based on our current findings, we hypothesize that the anti-anemia effect of CCA on pregnant women with ß-thalassemia might be related to translation regulation of spectrin synthesis, membrane stability, and eventually prolonged the life span of erythrocytes.


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Gelatina/uso terapêutico , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Fármacos Hematológicos/uso terapêutico , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa/métodos , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Talassemia beta/tratamento farmacológico , Administração Oral , Adulto , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Eritrócitos/metabolismo , Eritrócitos/patologia , Feminino , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Proteínas Nucleares/agonistas , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Gravidez , Proteômica/métodos , Proteínas Repressoras/agonistas , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Espectrina/genética , Espectrina/metabolismo , Transcriptoma/efeitos dos fármacos , Talassemia beta/genética , Talassemia beta/metabolismo , Talassemia beta/patologia
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Environ Sci Pollut Res Int ; 26(20): 20654-20668, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31104239

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Copper (Cu) is widely used in various industries, and human exposure to this metal results in severe multi-organ toxicity, which is thought to be due to the generation of free radicals by Fenton-like reaction. The generation of reactive oxygen as well as nitrogen species and free radicals results in induction of oxidative stress in the cell. We have studied the effect of different concentrations of Cu(II) on human erythrocytes and lymphocytes. Incubation of erythrocytes with copper chloride, a Cu(II) compound, enhanced the production of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, decreased glutathione and total sulphydryl content and increased protein oxidation and lipid peroxidation. All changes were in a Cu(II) concentration-dependent manner. This strongly suggests that Cu(II) causes oxidative damage in erythrocytes. The activities of major antioxidant enzymes were altered, and antioxidant power was lowered. Cu(II) treatment also resulted in membrane damage in erythrocytes as seen by electron microscopy and lowered activities of plasma membrane-bound enzymes. Incubation of human lymphocytes with Cu(II) resulted in DNA damage when studied by the sensitive comet assay. These results show that Cu(II) exerts cytotoxic and genotoxic effects on human blood cells probably by enhancing the generation of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species.


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Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Cobre/toxicidade , Dano ao DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Espécies Reativas de Nitrogênio/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Membrana Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Eritrócitos/metabolismo , Eritrócitos/patologia , Humanos , Linfócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos/metabolismo , Linfócitos/patologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos
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Fitoterapia ; 136: 104179, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31121252

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Essential oils, mixtures of volatile compounds, are targets of research for new antimicrobial drugs. In order to verify the potential from species of the Nectandra genus, the present study evaluated the essential oils from Nectandra amazonum, Nectandra cuspidata, Nectandra gardineri, Nectandra hihua and Nectandra megapotamica to prospect samples with high concentration of a component and its antibacterial, antibiofilm and anti-Trichomonas vaginalis activities. The essential oils from the leaves and barks were extracted by steam distillation and analyzed by gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The concentrations of 10 and 100 µg/mL of the essential oil were evaluated and the inhibition of bacterial growth and biofilm formation were measured, while for the evaluation of anti-T. vaginalis trophozoite viability, the concentrations from 7.8 to 1000 µg/mL were tested. Seventy-three compounds were identified from essential oils, highlighted bicyclogermacrene (up to 49.9%), elemicin (up to 42.4%), intermedeol (up to 58.2%), (E)-asarone (up to 45.9%) and (+)-α-bisabolol (up to 93.7%). The essential oil from N. megapotamica leaves presented 93.7% of (+)-α-bisabolol and demonstrated the high capacity of inhibition of the biofilm formation, in particular, against Staphylococcus aureus methicillin resistant (MRSA) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This sample also had significant activity against T. vaginalis (IC50 of 98.7 µg/mL) and demonstrated cytotoxic and hemolytic effects in Vero cells and human erythrocytes. In general, the Nectandra genus revealed high chemical variability and a N. megapotamica specimen accumulated a compound on high concentration with great potential for biotechnological exploration as a new antibiofilm and anti-T. vaginalis.


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Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Biofilmes/efeitos dos fármacos , Lauraceae/química , Óleos Voláteis/farmacologia , Sesquiterpenos/farmacologia , Trichomonas vaginalis/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Antiprotozoários/farmacologia , Brasil , Cercopithecus aethiops , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Compostos Fitoquímicos/farmacologia , Casca de Planta/química , Folhas de Planta/química , Células Vero
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