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Gallic acid (GA) widely distributed in plants and foods has its various biological effects. Here, we investigated the anti-cancer effects of GA on Calu-6 and A549 lung cancer cells in relation to reactive oxygen species (ROS) and glutathione (GSH). GA dose-dependently decreased the growth of Calu-6 and A549 cells with an IC(50) of approximately 10-50 microM(More)
Gallic acid (GA) is widely distributed in various plants and foods, and its various biological effects have been reported. Here, we evaluated the effects of GA on HeLa cells in relation to cell growth inhibition and death. HeLa cell growth was diminished with an IC(50) of approximately 80 microM GA at 24h whereas an IC(50) of GA in human umbilical vein(More)
Zebularine (Zeb) is a DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) inhibitor that has various biological properties including anti-cancer effect. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of Zeb on the growth and death of Calu-6 lung cancer cells in relation to reactive oxygen species (ROS) and glutathione (GSH) levels. Zeb inhibited the growth of Calu-6 cells with an(More)
MG132 as a proteasome inhibitor that can induce apoptotic cell death in various cell types including lung cancer cells. We investigated the cellular effects of MG132 on human pulmonary fibroblast (HPF) cells in relation to cell growth inhibition and death, and described the molecular mechanisms of MG132 in HPF cell death. This agent dose-dependently(More)
Arsenic trioxide (ATO) can regulate many biological functions such as apoptosis and differentiation. We evaluated the effects of ATO on various cell types such as cervical cancer HeLa cells, pulmonary adenocarcinoma Calu-6 and A549 cells, calf pulmonary artery endothelial cells (CPAEC), human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) and human pulmonary(More)
MG132 (carbobenzoxy-Leu-Leu-leucinal) is a peptide aldehyde, which effectively blocks the proteolytic activity of the 26S proteasome complex. We evaluated the effects of MG132 on the growth of human cervix cancer HeLa cells in relation to the cell growth, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and glutathione (GSH) levels. Dose-dependent inhibition of cell growth(More)
Propyl gallate (PG) as a synthetic antioxidant is widely used in processed food and medicinal preparations. It also exerts a variety of effects on tissue and cell functions. In the present study, we investigated the effects of L-buthionine sulfoximine (BSO, an inhibitor of GSH synthesis), diethyldithiocarbamate (DDC, an inhibitor of Cu/Zn-SOD) or(More)
MG132, a proteasome inhibitor, has been shown to induce apoptotic cell death through formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Here, we evaluated the effects of MG132 on the growth of endothelial cells, especially calf pulmonary artery endothelial cells (CPAECs). MG132 dose-dependently inhibited the growth of CPAECSs and human umbilical vein endothelial(More)
BACKGROUND The widespread threat of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) to human life has spawned challenges to develop fast and accurate analytical methods for its early diagnosis and to create a safe antiviral vaccine for preventive use. Consequently, we thoroughly investigated the immunoreactivities with patient sera of a series of synthesized(More)
Gallic acid (GA) is generally distributed in a variety of plants and foods, and its various biological effects have been reported. Here, we investigated the effects of GA and/or caspase inhibitors on Calu-6 and A549 lung cancer cells in relation to cell death and reactive oxygen species (ROS). The growths of Calu-6 and A549 cells were diminished with an(More)