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Production, purification and characterization of a Tannase from Aspergillus niger LCF 8
Abstract Tannase (Tannin acyl hydrolase EC 3.1.1.20) is produced in high yield by Aspergillus niger LCF 8. Optimal conditions of production were determined. Induction of the strain, pH and aerationExpand
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Phase I dose escalation trial of docetaxel plus curcumin in patients with advanced and metastatic breast cancer
Background. Since the improvement of chemotherapy with safe molecules is needed for better efficacy without supplementary toxicity, we investigated the feasibility and tolerability of the combinationExpand
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Umbelliprenin from Ferula szowitsiana inhibits the growth of human M4Beu metastatic pigmented malignant melanoma cells through cell-cycle arrest in G1 and induction of caspase-dependent apoptosis.
Metastatic malignant melanoma have a bad prognosis (median survival: 6-8 months) mainly due to the development of lung, hepatic and brain metastases. In this study we have used the resazurinExpand
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In vitro anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative activity of sulfolipids from the red alga Porphyridium cruentum.
A sulfoglycolipidic fraction (SF) isolated from the red microalga Porphyridium cruentum was analyzed for fatty acid composition and assayed for ability to inhibit, in vitro, the generation ofExpand
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Role of intracellular water retention strength in freezing tolerance of Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium Vis. cell cultures
Summary An efficient procedure using sucrose as cryoprotectant to confer freezing tolerance on high-pyrethrinproducing cell lines of Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium was developed. The efficiency ofExpand
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Sanguinarine-induced apoptosis is associated with an early and severe cellular glutathione depletion
PurposeThe quaternary benzophenanthridine alkaloid sanguinarine exhibits a broad range of activity, including cytotoxicity against various human tumour and normal cell lines. Here, we examined itsExpand
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The Dietary Flavones Apigenin and Luteolin Impair Smooth Muscle Cell Migration and VEGF Expression through Inhibition of PDGFR-β Phosphorylation
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)–dependent recruitment of mural cells such as pericytes and smooth muscle cells plays a central role in the maturation and stabilization of newly formedExpand
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Production of inulinase by a new mold of Penicillium rugulosum
Abstract A new mold of Penicillium rugulosum, isolated from rot dahlia tubers, was found to produce a very active inulin-hydrolyzing enzyme. The optimal conditions for enzyme production and actionExpand
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High-yield ethanol production from Jerusalem artichoke tubers
Fermentation conditions were optimized for the production of ethanol from Jerusalem artichoke with a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae able to use high-concentration juice and undiluted pulp. YieldsExpand
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Cryopreservation of Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium shoot tips.
Summary A simple method for efficient cryopreservation of Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium shoot tips is described. It comprises the following steps: treatment of the explanted shoot tips with 0.55Expand
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