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Food Chem ; 308: 125663, 2020 Mar 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31655474

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Apple exocarp was used to investigate the effect of acibenzolar-S-methyl (ASM) and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) treatments on reaction oxygen species (ROS) metabolism. The results indicated that ASM enhanced the hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) content, the activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), peroxidase (POD), ascorbate peroxidase (APX), monodehydroascorbate reductase (MDHAR), glutathione reductase (GR) and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH). ASM also increased the contents of ascorbic acid (AsA), reduced glutathione (GSH) and nicotinamide ademine dinucleotidephosphate (NADPH), MdSOD and MdAPX expression, but decreased MdMDHAR and dehydroascorbate reductase (MdDHAR) expression. DHEA suppressed H2O2 accumulation and POD, APX, MDHAR, G6PDH activities, but increased SOD, CAT and GR activities compared to the control. ASM and DHEA treatments suppressed the contents of AsA, GSH and NADPH, and expression of MdSOD, MdAPX and MdMDHAR. These results suggest that DHEA treatment prevented ROS metabolism induced by ASM which showed the important role of G6PDH in maintaining redox homeostasis in apple exocarp.


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Glucosefosfato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Malus/enzimologia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Ascorbato Peroxidases/metabolismo , Ácido Ascórbico/metabolismo , Catalase/metabolismo , Glutationa/metabolismo , Glutationa Redutase/metabolismo , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , NADH NADPH Oxirredutases/metabolismo , Oxirredução , Oxirredutases/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Tiadiazóis/metabolismo
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Bioelectrochemistry ; 131: 107369, 2020 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31706114

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High-frequency irreversible electroporation (H-FIRE) is an emerging electroporation-based therapy used to ablate cancerous tissue. Treatment consists of delivering short, bipolar pulses (1-10µs) in a series of 80-100 bursts (1 burst/s, 100µs on-time). Reducing pulse duration leads to reduced treatment volumes compared to traditional IRE, therefore larger voltages must be applied to generate ablations comparable in size. We show that adjuvant calcium enhances ablation area in vitro for H-FIRE treatments of several pulse durations (1, 2, 5, 10µs). Furthermore, H-FIRE treatment using 10µs pulses delivered with 1mM CaCl2 results in cell death thresholds (771±129V/cm) comparable to IRE thresholds without calcium (698±103V/cm). Quantifying the reversible electroporation threshold revealed that CaCl2 enhances the permeabilization of cells compared to a NaCl control. Gene expression analysis determined that CaCl2 upregulates expression of eIFB5 and 60S ribosomal subunit genes while downregulating NOX1/4, leading to increased signaling in pathways that may cause necroptosis. The opposite was found for control treatment without CaCl2 suggesting cells experience an increase in pro survival signaling. Our study is the first to identify key genes and signaling pathways responsible for differences in cell response to H-FIRE treatment with and without calcium.


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Cloreto de Cálcio/farmacologia , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Eletroporação/métodos , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Humanos , Hidrogéis , NADPH Oxidases/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais
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J Colloid Interface Sci ; 559: 197-205, 2020 Feb 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31627143

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Mesoporous silica nanoparticle (MSN) demonstrates great potentials as a loading platform for bactericidal agents, but may be limited by its application form of bulk or powder. Herein, we developed MSN surface-enriched composite membranes with remarkable photodynamic antimicrobial activities via a facile electrospinning method. The mixture of zein and polycaprolactone (PCL) was served as the polymeric matrix, while the methylene blue (MB) loaded MSN was modified by trichloro (1H, 1H, 2H, 2H-heptadecafluorodecyl) silane (THFS) and acted as reactive oxygen species (ROS) generator to exert their antimicrobial performances. Owing to its low surface energy, the fluorinated MSN tended to be enriched on the surface of the nanofiber, hence significantly enhancing the ROS generation. Moreover, benefiting from the surface enrichment of the fluorinated nanoparticles, the composite membrane displayed obvious surface hydrophobicity and exhibited discernible bacterial repellency. Subsequently, upon visible light (660 nm) irradiation, the composite membrane demonstrated remarkable photodynamic antibacterial activities against Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and Gram-negative Escherichia coli (E. coli) but without essential detrimental impacts on the mammalian cells. We envision that this self-enriched MSN composite membrane may find broad applications in bacterial infection-resistant areas.


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Anti-Infecciosos/química , Azul de Metileno/química , Nanopartículas/química , Fotoquimioterapia/métodos , Dióxido de Silício/química , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistência Microbiana a Medicamentos/efeitos dos fármacos , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibroblastos/citologia , Flúor/química , Interações Hidrofóbicas e Hidrofílicas , Luz , Camundongos , Poliésteres/química , Porosidade , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Staphylococcus aureus/efeitos dos fármacos , Propriedades de Superfície , Zeína/química
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Arch Insect Biochem Physiol ; 103(1): e21622, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31583765

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Eicosanoids, a group of C20 oxygenated polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), mediate various physiological processes, such as immunity, reproduction, excretion, and metabolism in insects. Arachidonic acid (AA) is used for the main precursor for the production of various eicosanoids. However, most terrestrial insects possess relatively low AA levels. Insects are presumed to be evolved since the Paleozoic era, at which oxygen levels might be much higher than current conditions. Compared with other animals, they exhibit relatively high metabolic rates with the well-developed tracheal system, which directly supply enough oxygen to active tissues like flight muscles. This might allow insects to be susceptible to reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated from high oxidative catabolism. Long-chain PUFAs including AA is usually reacted with ROS and become peroxidized. Peroxidized PUFAs cause various cellular damage. Thus, we propose a hypothesis that terrestrial insects minimize AA levels to minimize oxidative stress.


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Ácidos Graxos Insaturados/metabolismo , Insetos/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo , Animais , Ácido Araquidônico/metabolismo , Metabolismo Basal , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Fenômenos Fisiológicos Respiratórios
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Chemosphere ; 238: 124562, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31442774

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Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPION) have been widely studied for different biomedical and environmental applications. In this study we evaluated the toxicity and potential alterations of relevant physiological parameters caused to the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (C. reinhardtii) upon exposure to SPION. The results showed dose-dependent toxicity. A mechanistic study combining flow cytometry and physiological endpoints showed a toxic response consisting of a decrease in metabolic activity, increased oxidative stress and alterations in the mitochondrial membrane potential. Additionally, and due to the light absorption of SPION suspensions, we observed a significant shading effect, causing a marked decrease in photosynthetic activity. In this work, we demonstrated for the first time, the internalization of SPION by endocytosis in C. reinhardtii. These results demonstrated that SPION pose a potential risk for the environment if not managed properly.


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Chlamydomonas reinhardtii/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/toxicidade , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Microalgas/efeitos dos fármacos , Fotossíntese/efeitos dos fármacos , Endocitose/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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J Sci Food Agric ; 100(2): 672-681, 2020 Jan 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31583701

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BACKGROUND: Hibiscus sabdariffa is commonly used in daily life and its extract is applied widely in food and cosmetics. However, it has not been evaluated for its anti-aging effects. RESULTS: Hibiscus sabdariffa calyx aqueous extract (HSCAE) has shown potential collagenase activity suppression effects, together with tyrosinase activity inhibition, and anti-oxidation as a free radical scavenger. The current investigation demonstrated that HSCAE was not cytotoxic in skin fibroblasts, and it significantly decreased ultraviolet B (UVB)-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) on a flow cytometry assay. Moreover, HSCAE reduced matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) expression, increased tissue inhibition of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1 level, and enhanced collagen content by inhibiting collagenase activity. It also blocked mRNA and protein expressions of melanin production pathway key factors, including the microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF), tyrosinase, tyrosinase-related protein-1 (TRP-1), and dopachrome tautomerase-2 (TRP-2). CONCLUSION: These results demonstrated, for the first time, the potential of HSCAE as a natural antioxidant with the ability to maintain collagen production and to decrease melanin syntheses under UVB radiation, for anti-aging effects. © 2019 Society of Chemical Industry.


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Depuradores de Radicais Livres/farmacologia , Hibiscus/química , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Envelhecimento da Pele/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Fibroblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/efeitos da radiação , Humanos , Oxirredutases Intramoleculares/genética , Oxirredutases Intramoleculares/metabolismo , Camundongos , Monofenol Mono-Oxigenase/genética , Monofenol Mono-Oxigenase/metabolismo , Oxirredutases/genética , Oxirredutases/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Envelhecimento da Pele/efeitos da radiação , Raios Ultravioleta/efeitos adversos
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(S1): 52-62, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31854954

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Kv1.3 is a voltage gated potassium channel located in the plasma membrane, as well as at intracellular levels, such as mitochondria (mitoKv1.3), nucleus and Golgi apparatus. The plasma membrane channel has been shown to be important for cell proliferation, while the mitochondrial counterpart has been related to modulation of cell death. Moreover, altered expression of Kv1.3 was observed in various tumors and Kv1.3 seems to be involved in development and progression of various cancerous forms. Recent experimental evidences have proved that pharmacological inhibition of the mitoKv1.3 succeeded in reducing up to 90% of tumor volume in vivo in orthotopic mouse model. Furthermore, mitoKv1.3 modulation could impact on cell proliferation as well as on regulation of intracellular signaling pathways. Indeed, the treatment with sub-lethal doses of mitoKv1.3 inhibitors can downregulate Wnt-ß catenin signaling by reducing mitochondrial ATP production and triggering ER-stress. In this review, we describe the role of the mitoKv1.3 in cell death, cancer and intracellular signaling. We will discuss how pharmacological modulation of mitochondrial potassium fluxes impact on mitochondrial membrane potential, reactive oxygen species production and ATP synthesis. All these changes in mitochondrial fitness are related to cell proliferation as well as to cell death and finally on cancer development and progression, so Kv1.3 (and mitoKv1.3) could be now considered a new oncological target.


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Canal de Potássio Kv1.3/metabolismo , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose , Proliferação de Células , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático , Canal de Potássio Kv1.3/antagonistas & inibidores , Canal de Potássio Kv1.3/genética , Neoplasias/patologia , Interferência de RNA , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais
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J Photochem Photobiol B ; 201: 111648, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31710924

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Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) have been recently recognized as highly efficient photothermal therapy (PTT) agents. Here, we demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, dose and laser intensity dependent PTT potential of small, spherical, 3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane coated cationic superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (APTMS@SPIONs) in aqueous solutions upon irradiation at 795 nm. Indocyanine green (ICG) which has been recently used for photodynamic therapy (PDT), was loaded to APTMS@SPIONs to improve the stability of ICG and to achieve an effective mild PTT and PDT (dual therapy) combination for synergistic therapeutic effect on cancer cells via a single laser treatment in the near infrared (NIR). Neither APTMS@SPIONs nor ICG-APTMS@SPIONs showed dark toxicity on MCF7 breast and HT29 colon cancer cell lines. A safe laser procedure was determined as 10 min irradiation at 795 nm with 1.8 W/cm2 of laser intensity, at which APTMS@SPION did not cause a significant cell death. However, free ICG reduced cell viability at and above 10 µg/ml under these conditions along with generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), more effectively in MCF7. ICG-APTMS@SPION treated cells showed 2-fold increase in ROS generation and near complete cell death at and below 5 µg/ml ICG dose, even in less sensitive HT29 cells after a single laser treatment at NIR, which would be safe for the healthy tissue and provide a longer penetration depth. Besides, both components can be utilized for diagnosis and the overall composition may be used for optical-image guided phototherapy in the NIR region.


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Verde de Indocianina/química , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/toxicidade , Propilaminas/química , Silanos/química , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Verde de Indocianina/farmacologia , Raios Infravermelhos , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/química , Nanopartículas de Magnetita/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/patologia , Neoplasias/terapia , Fotoquimioterapia , Fototerapia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Temperatura Ambiente
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Zhongguo Ying Yong Sheng Li Xue Za Zhi ; 35(4): 289-292, 2019 Jul 28.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31701707

RESUMO

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effects of Sestrin2 protein on lung epithelial Beas-2B cells in the heat-exposure environment and its mechanism. METHODS: Lung epithelial Beas-2B cells were cultured at 37℃, 39℃, 40℃ and 41℃ respectively. Cells were harvested at different times (0, 3, 6 and 12 h) after pancreatin digestion. The expressions of Sestrin2, superoxide dismutase(SOD), reactive oxygen species(ROS), cell mitochondrial membrane potential and apoptosis rate of cells were detected by Western blot, fluorescence spectrophotometer and flow cytometry, respectively. Gene expression sequence was cloned into high expression plasmid pcDNA3.1+. Beas-2B cells were transfected by Lipfectamine 2000 to construct Sestrin2 and SOD high expression cells. The changes of mitochondrial membrane potential and cell apoptosis were observed in the Sestrin2 and SOD high expression cells. RESULTS: With the increase of temperature, the expression level of Sestrin2 protein in heat treatment group was decreased compared with the control group. When Beas-2B cells were exposed to 41℃, the ROS level was increased, mitochondrial membrane potential was decreased significantly and apoptosis rate was increased at different time points. After high expression of Sestrin2 and SOD in the Beas-2B cells, the expression level of ROS was decreased and the change tendency of mitochondrial membrane potential was decreased, and the apoptosis rate was reduced at 41℃ exposure. CONCLUSION: Sestrin2 can alleviate the apoptosis of lung epithelial cells induced by heat exposure through mitochondrial membrane potential and SOD, which has protective effect on lung epithelial Beas-2B cells.


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Apoptose , Células Epiteliais/patologia , Temperatura Alta , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Humanos , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Transfecção
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Zhongguo Ying Yong Sheng Li Xue Za Zhi ; 35(4): 317-321, 2019 Jul 28.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31701714

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OBJECTIVE: To apply hypoxia of different oxygen concentration on C2C12 cells to study the changes of Nrf2 antioxidant system under H2O2. METHODS: The perfect simulative effect time and concentration of H2O2 were chosen. Cell vitality was tested after C2C12 cells cultured in 0.1 mmol/L, 0.25 mmol/L, 0.5 mmol/L, 0.75 mmol/L, 1 mmol/L and 2 mmol/L H2O2 for 1 or 2 h respectively. The C2C12 cells were divided into different oxygen concentration group: 21%O2, 12%O2, 8%O2, 5%O2 respectively. And then cells were treated with H2O2 for 1 h, and collected for determination. Immunofluorescence of Nrf2 and the protein expression of Nrf2 were detected. The expressions of antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1), superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2), catalase(CAT), NADPH quinine oxidoreductase-1 (NQO-1), glutathione peroxidase-1 (GPX-1), Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) mRNA and cellular ROS levels were tested by high quality fluorescence assay. RESULTS: 0.5 mmol/L H2O2 for 1 h was selected as the conditions of H2O2stimulation. Compared with 21% O2 group, the expressions of Nrf2 mRNA and protein, antioxidant enzymes SOD1, SOD2, CAT, HO-1, NQO-1, GPX-1 mRNA were increased significantly (P<0.05 or P<0.01), and ROS level was lower (P<0.01) in 12%O2 group cells; only the expression of GPX-1 mRNA was increased (P<0.05) in 8%O2 group; the expressions of Nrf2 mRNA and protein expression, antioxidant enzymes SOD1, SOD2, NQO-1, GPX-1 mRNA were decreased significantly(P<0.05 or P<0.01), and ROS level was higher (P<0.01) in 5%O2 group. CONCLUSION: Hypoxia can affect the Nrf2 antioxidant system, and the different oxygen concentrations have different impact. In addition, 12% O2 for 12 h could promote the Nrf2 antioxidant system, and 5% extremely low oxygen may inhibit it.


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Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Mioblastos/enzimologia , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Sobrevivência Celular , Peróxido de Hidrogênio , Camundongos , Oxigênio , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 39(11): 6087-6095, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31704836

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BACKGROUND: RAS GTPase-activating protein-binding protein (G3BP1) is an RNA-binding protein that is essential for assembling stress granules. Many functions related to the survival and progression of cancer have been reported. The current study aimed to investigate the role of G3BP1 in radio-sensitisation of cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Radiation sensitivity and chemosensitivity were analysed in A549 and H460 cells transfected with G3BP1 siRNAs, and N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) was used to elucidate the involvement of reactive oxygen species (ROS). RESULTS: G3BP1 depletion sensitised lung cancer cell lines to radiation, and the effect was related to ROS. G3BP1 depletion impaired the intracellular ROS scavenging system and NAC abolished the radiation-sensitive phenotypes caused by G3BP1 depletion. CONCLUSION: The study suggested G3BP1 as a promising target for radio- and chemosensitisation of lung cancer.


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Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/radioterapia , Dano ao DNA/efeitos da radiação , DNA Helicases/antagonistas & inibidores , Neoplasias Pulmonares/radioterapia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos da radiação , Proteínas de Ligação a Poli-ADP-Ribose/antagonistas & inibidores , RNA Helicases/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas com Motivo de Reconhecimento de RNA/antagonistas & inibidores , Tolerância a Radiação/efeitos dos fármacos , Antibióticos Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Apoptose , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/metabolismo , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Proliferação de Células , DNA Helicases/genética , DNA Helicases/metabolismo , Doxorrubicina/farmacologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Ligação a Poli-ADP-Ribose/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a Poli-ADP-Ribose/metabolismo , RNA Helicases/genética , RNA Helicases/metabolismo , Proteínas com Motivo de Reconhecimento de RNA/genética , Proteínas com Motivo de Reconhecimento de RNA/metabolismo , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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J Photochem Photobiol B ; 201: 111624, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31722283

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Biosynthesis of Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) from natural plants stands as a promising nanodrug delivery system in cancer therapeutics. Marsdenia tenacissima (M.t), a Chinese medicinal plant has been extensively used as clinical remedy for treating several types of cancer. In this present study, ZnONPs were synthesized from Marsdenia tenacissima and its anti cancer potency was assessed against in vitro laryngeal cancer cell line Hep-2. The biosynthesized Marsdenia tenacissima Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles [M.t-ZnONPs] was characterized using UV-visible Spec, SEM, TEM and EDAX analysis. The cytotoxic and apoptotic inducing potential of M.t-ZnONPs was assessed by MTT assay and staining such as DCFH-DA, AO/EtBr, Rhodamine 123, DAPI and comet assay. The anticancer potential of M.t-ZnONPs was analysed by Real time PCR analysis of proapoptotic, antiapoptotic and caspases proteins. Our present findings showed characteristic and morphological representation of synthesized M.t-ZnONPs by UV-visible Spec, SEM, TEM and EDAX analysis. M.t-ZnONPs exhibits its cytotoxicity by inhibiting the viability of Hep-2 cells and IC50 value was obtained by MTT assay. The results of apoptotic staining techniques in M.t-ZnONPs treated Hep-2 cells confirm with excess ROS generation, disruption of mitochondrial membrane potential and nuclear damage. The apoptotic inducing potential of M.t-ZnONPs was also evidenced by upregulation of proapoptotic proteins Bax, Caspase 3 & 9 and downregultion of antiapoptotic protein Bcl-2 by RT-PCR analysis. Finally, these results suggested that biosynthesized M.t-ZnONPs is an effective anticancer agent which induces apoptosis in Hep-2 laryngeal cell line and thus conclude that M.t-ZnONPs, a valid anticancer strategy in treating various cancer.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Marsdenia/química , Nanopartículas Metálicas/toxicidade , Óxido de Zinco/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Dano ao DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Química Verde , Humanos , Neoplasias Laríngeas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Laríngeas/patologia , Marsdenia/metabolismo , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol ; 38(3): 229-238, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31679310

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Asthma has affected more than 300 million people worldwide and is considered one of the most debilitating global public health problems based on a recent statistical report from the Global Initiative for Asthma. Inflammation of the airways leads to the various interrelated mechanisms of innate and adaptive immunity acting mutually with the epithelium of the respiratory organ. Fucoxanthin is an orange or brown pigment which is naturally found in various seaweeds. To the best of our knowledge, there are no scientific claims or evidence of the curative effects of fucoxanthin against asthma. Hence, this present research was designed to investigate the curative activity of fucoxanthin against ovalbumin-induced asthma in a mouse model. Fucoxanthin (50 mg/kg) showed significant (P < 0.001) antiasthma activity. It effectively decreased intracellular secretion of reactive oxygen species and increased antioxidant enzyme activity. Fucoxanthin also decreased inflammatory cytokine markers in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. Because fucoxanthin showed effective antiasthma activity against ovalbumin-induced asthma in experimental animals, further research on this natural antioxidant could lead to development of a novel drug for the treatment of asthma in humans.


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Antiasmáticos/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Asma/tratamento farmacológico , Citocinas/imunologia , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Xantofilas/farmacologia , Animais , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/química , Citocinas/efeitos dos fármacos , Inflamação/induzido quimicamente , Masculino , Camundongos , Ovalbumina/toxicidade
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(5): 865-886, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31724838

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Heart failure is characterized by chronic low-grade vascular inflammation, which in itself can lead to endothelial dysfunction. Clinical trials showed reductions in heart failure-related hospitalizations of type 2 diabetic patients using sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i's). Whether and how SGLT2i's directly affect the endothelium under inflammatory conditions is not completely understood. The aim of the study was to investigate whether the SGLT2i Empagliflozin (EMPA) and Dapagliflozin (DAPA) reduce tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) induced endothelial inflammation in vitro. METHODS: Human coronary arterial endothelial cells (HCAECs) and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were (pre-)incubated with 1 µM EMPA or DAPA and subsequently exposed to 10 ng/ml TNFα. ROS and NO were measured using live cell imaging. Target proteins were either determined by infrared western blotting or fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS). The connection between Cav-1 and eNOS was determined by co-immunoprecipitation. RESULTS: Nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability was reduced by TNFα and both EMPA and DAPA restored NO levels in TNFα-stimulated HCAECs. Intracellular ROS was increased by TNFα, and this increase was completely abolished by EMPA and DAPA in HCAECs by means of live cell imaging. eNOS signaling was significantly disturbed after 24 h when cells were exposed to TNFα for 24h, yet the presence of both SGLT2is did not prevent this disruption. TNFα-induced enhanced permeability at t=24h was unaffected in HUVECs by EMPA. Similarly, adhesion molecule expression (VCAM-1 and ICAM-1) was elevated after 4h TNFα (1.5-5.5 fold increase of VCAM-1 and 4-12 fold increase of ICAM-1) but were unaffected by EMPA and DAPA in both cell types. Although we detected expression of SGLT2 protein levels, the fact that we could not silence this expression by means of siRNA and the mRNA levels of SGLT2 were not detectable in HCAECs, suggests aspecificity or our SGLT2 antibody and absence of SGLT2 in our cells. CONCLUSION: These data suggest that EMPA and DAPA rather restore NO bioavailability by inhibiting ROS generation than by affecting eNOS expression or signaling, barrier function and adhesion molecules expression in TNFα-induced endothelial cells. Furthermore, the observed effects cannot be ascribed to the inhibition of SGLT2 in endothelial cells.


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Compostos Benzidrílicos/farmacologia , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Glucosídeos/farmacologia , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/farmacologia , Vasos Coronários/citologia , Células Endoteliais/citologia , Células Endoteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana , Humanos , Molécula 1 de Adesão Intercelular/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo III/metabolismo , Permeabilidade/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transportador 2 de Glucose-Sódio/genética , Transportador 2 de Glucose-Sódio/metabolismo , Molécula 1 de Adesão de Célula Vascular
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J Photochem Photobiol B ; 201: 111633, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31726378

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In the present study, we assessed the oral mucosal irritation potential of antimicrobial chemotherapy involving hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) photolysis with a 405-nm laser device at an output power of ≥100 mW in hamsters. Twenty-four cheek pouches from 12 male Syrian hamsters received 7-min treatment with pure water (PW), 3% H2O2, laser irradiation of PW at 100 mW, laser irradiation of 3% H2O2 at 100 mW, laser irradiation of PW at 200 mW, or laser irradiation of 3% H2O2 at 200 mW (n = 4 each). The diameter of the irradiation area was set at 3 mm; accordingly, the calculated irradiances (optical power densities) of the 100- and 200-mW laser lights were approximately 1400 and 2800 mW/cm2, respectively. In addition, 12 cheek pouches from six animals received laser irradiation of 3% H2O2 at 100 mW for 1, 3, or 5 min (n = 4 each). Each treatment was repeated three times at 1-h intervals. Macroscopic and histological changes were evaluated 24 h after the last treatment. In addition, in vitro bactericidal activity of the treatment against periodontal pathogens was evaluated. We found that 405-nm laser irradiation of 3% H2O2 caused moderate to severe oral mucosal irritation when performed at powers of 100 and 200 mW for ≥3 min, while the same treatment performed at 100 mW for 1 min resulted in mild irritation. Moreover, 1-min H2O2 photolysis at 100 mW caused a >4-log decrease in viable bacterial counts. These findings suggest that 1-min H2O2 photolysis, which can effectively kill periodontal pathogens, may be acceptable when a 405-nm laser device is used at 100 mW. However, use of the laser at a lower power would be preferable for the prevention of unnecessary oral mucosal irritation.


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Anti-Infecciosos/farmacologia , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/farmacologia , Lasers , Mucosa Bucal/efeitos dos fármacos , Fotólise/efeitos dos fármacos , Células 3T3-L1 , Animais , Anti-Infecciosos/química , Anti-Infecciosos/uso terapêutico , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos da radiação , Cricetinae , Espectroscopia de Ressonância de Spin Eletrônica , Masculino , Camundongos , Mucosa Bucal/metabolismo , Mucosa Bucal/efeitos da radiação , Periodontite/tratamento farmacológico , Fotólise/efeitos da radiação , Porphyromonas gingivalis/efeitos dos fármacos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/química , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Streptococcus mutans/efeitos dos fármacos
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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(11): 1233-1246, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31760914

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Cellular redox homeostasis involves a combination of redox processes and corresponding regulatory systems and represents an important factor ensuring cell viability. Redox-dependent regulation of cellular processes is a multi-level system including not only proteins and enzyme complexes, but also non-coding RNAs, among which an important role belongs to microRNAs. The review focuses on the involvement of miRNAs in the redox-dependent regulation of both ROS (reactive oxygen species)-generating enzymes and antioxidant enzymes with special emphasis on the effects of miRNAs on redox-dependent processes in tumor cells. The impact of ROS on the miRNA expression and the role of the ROS/miRNA feedback regulation in the cell redox state are discussed.


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MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Animais , Humanos , MicroRNAs/química , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Neoplasias/patologia , Oxirredução , Estresse Oxidativo , Oxirredutases/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/química , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(11): 1268-1279, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31760917

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The review describes the use of glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) inhibitors to study the enzyme and to suppress its activity in various cell types. The main problem of selective GAPDH inhibition is a highly conserved nature of the enzyme active site and, especially, Cys150 environment important for the catalytic action of cysteine sulfhydryl group. Numerous attempts to find specific inhibitors of sperm GAPDH and enzymes from Trypanosoma sp. and Mycobacterium tuberculosis that would not inhibit GAPDH of somatic mammalian cells have failed, which has pushed researchers to search for new ways to solve this problem. The sections of the review are devoted to the studies of GAPDH inactivation by reactive oxygen species, glutathione, and glycating agents. The final section discusses possible effects of GAPDH inhibition and inactivation on glycolysis and related metabolic pathways (pentose phosphate pathway, uncoupling of the glycolytic oxidation and phosphorylation, etc.).


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Inibidores Enzimáticos/química , Gliceraldeído-3-Fosfato Desidrogenases/metabolismo , Antioxidantes/química , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Inibidores Enzimáticos/metabolismo , Glutationa/química , Glutationa/metabolismo , Gliceraldeído-3-Fosfato Desidrogenases/antagonistas & inibidores , Glicosilação , Mycobacterium tuberculosis/enzimologia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/química , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Trypanosoma/enzimologia
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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(11): 1411-1423, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31760927

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Ischemic stroke and neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy are two of the leading causes of disability in adults and infants. The energy demands of the brain are provided by mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) affects the production of ATP in brain mitochondria, leading to energy failure and death of the affected tissue. Among the enzymes of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, mitochondrial complex I is the most sensitive to I/R; however, the mechanisms of its inhibition are poorly understood. This article reviews some of the existing data on the mitochondria impairment during I/R and proposes two distinct mechanisms of complex I damage emerging from recent studies. One mechanism is a reversible dissociation of natural flavin mononucleotide cofactor from the enzyme I after ischemia. Another mechanism is a modification of critical cysteine residue of complex I involved into the active/deactive conformational transition of the enzyme. I describe potential effects of these two processes in the development of mitochondrial I/R injury and briefly discuss possible neuroprotective strategies to ameliorate I/R brain injury.


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Encéfalo/metabolismo , Complexo I de Transporte de Elétrons/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/patologia , Animais , Flavinas/química , Flavinas/metabolismo , Humanos , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão/metabolismo , Compostos de Sulfidrila/química
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Exp Parasitol ; 207: 107770, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31586454

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Neutrophils respond differently to violations of the body's physiological barriers during infections. Extracellular traps comprise one of the mechanisms used by these cells to reduce the spread of pathogens to neighboring tissues, as well as ensure a high concentration of antimicrobial agents at the site of infection. To date, this innate defense mechanism has not been previously demonstrated in neutrophils of cats exposed to Toxoplasma gondii. The aim of this study was to characterize the in vitro release of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) when neutrophils isolated from cats were exposed to T. gondii. First, cellular viability was tested at different time points after parasite exposure. The production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and lactate dehydrogenase and the amount of extracellular DNA were quantified. In addition, the number of parasites associated with neutrophils was determined, and the observed NETs formed were microscopically characterized. Results showed that (i) in culture, neutrophils isolated from cats presented diminished cellular viability after 4 h of incubation, and when neutrophils were incubated with T. gondii, they displayed cytotoxic effects after 3 h of interaction; (ii) neutrophils were able to release structures composed of DNA and histones, characterized as NETs under optical, immunofluorescence, and electron scanning microscopy, when stimulated with T. gondii; (iii) only 11.4% of neutrophils were able to discharge NETs during 3 h of incubation; however, it was observed through extracellular quantification of DNA that this small number of cells were able to display different behavior compared to a negative control (no parasite) group; (iv) significant differences in ROS production were observed in neutrophils exposed to T. gondii. In conclusion, our results showed that neutrophils isolated from cats exposed to T. gondii release structures composed of DNA and histones, similar to what has already been described in other neutrophil species infected with the parasite.


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Armadilhas Extracelulares/metabolismo , Neutrófilos/parasitologia , Toxoplasma/imunologia , Animais , Gatos , Sobrevivência Celular , DNA/análise , Formazans/metabolismo , L-Lactato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Microscopia Eletrônica de Varredura , Microscopia de Fluorescência , Neutrófilos/imunologia , Neutrófilos/ultraestrutura , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Superóxidos/análise , Sais de Tetrazólio/metabolismo , Células Vero
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(17): 3780-3785, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31602953

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The aim of this paper was to investigate the molecular mechanism of Calculus Bovis Sativus( CBS) in alleviating lipid accumulation in vitro by serum pharmacology. The CBS-containing serum of mice was obtained by serum pharmacology method to evaluate its effect on the proliferation of LO2 hepatocytes. The lipid reducing effects of CBS-containing serum through Nrf2 was evaluated by fructose-induced LO2 hepatocyte steatosis model,nuclear factor erythroid 2 related factor 2( Nrf2) agonist oltipraz combined intervention,cell oil red O staining and intracellular triglyceride( TG) content. The effects of CBS-containing serum on lipid peroxidation and hepatocytes apoptosis were evaluated by reactive oxygen species( ROS) and apoptosis assay,respectively. Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction( PCR) was used to detect the relative expression of lipid synthesis-related genes and apoptosis-related genes.RESULTS:: showed that CBS drug-containing serum had no significant effect on LO2 hepatocyte proliferation. As compared with the model group,CBS-containing serum could effectively reduce the formation of lipid droplets in fructose-induced LO2 hepatocytes,significantly reduce intracellular TG and ROS levels,and significantly reduce hepatocyte apoptosis rate( P < 0. 05). As compared with the model group,carbohydrate responsive element binding protein( ChREBP),sterol regulatory element binding protein-1 c( SREBP-1 c),fatty acid synthase( FAS),acetyl-CoA carboxylase 1( ACC1),stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1( SCD1),Bax and caspase-3 mRNA levels were significantly reduced in CBS drug-containing serum treatment group( P<0. 05). All of the above effects could be reversed by oltipraz.In conclusion,CBS-containing serum can significantly inhibit the fructose-induced LO2 liver fat deposition,and the mechanism may be related to reducing intracellular ROS level through the Nrf2 pathway and improving intracellular peroxidation state to reduce apoptosis.


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Cálculos Biliares/química , Hepatócitos/citologia , Soro/química , Animais , Apoptose , Bovinos , Células Cultivadas , Fígado Gorduroso , Frutose , Hepatócitos/metabolismo , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos , Peroxidação de Lipídeos , Fígado , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa , Camundongos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Proteína de Ligação a Elemento Regulador de Esterol 1/metabolismo , Triglicerídeos
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