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Curcumin is a naturally occurring phenolic compound isolated as a yellow pigment from turmeric (curcuma longa). This compound has received much attention due to its diversity of biological and pharmacological activities. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of curcumin on porcine coronary arteries and to investigate the mechanism of its(More)
The synergistic antioxidant effect of polyphenols extracted from green tea, i.e. (-)-epicatechin (EC), (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC), (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG), (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and gallic acid (GA), with alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) and L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) against the peroxidation of linoleic acid has been studied in sodium(More)
Resveratrol (3,5,4'-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene, 3,5,4'-THS) is a well-known natural antioxidant and cancer chemopreventive agent that has attracted much interest in the past decade. To find a more active antioxidant and investigate the antioxidative mechanism with resveratrol as the lead compound, we synthesized 3,5-dihydroxy-trans-stilbene (3,5-DHS),(More)
AIM To investigate the effects of 3,4,4'-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene (3,4,4'-THS), an analogue of resveratrol, on human non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells in vitro. METHODS Cell viability of NSCLC A549 cells was determined by MTT assay. Cell apoptosis was evaluated using flow cytometry and TUNEL assay. Cell necrosis was evaluated with LDH assay. The(More)
Angiogenesis plays an important role in many pathological processes. Identification of novel anti-angiogenic agents will provide new insights into the mechanisms for angiogenesis as well as potential lead compounds for developing new drugs. In the present study, a series of resveratrol methylated derivatives have been synthesized and screened. We found(More)
Metadherin (MTDH) was found to be highly expressed in various squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs); however, meta-analysis evaluating the association of MTDH in SCC has not been performed. The purpose of this study was to explore the biological functions of MTDH in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and to meta-analyze the association between MTDH and(More)
The mechanism of ethanol, morphine, methamphetamine (MAP), and nicotine-induced ascorbic acid (AA) release in striatum, and nucleus accumbens (NAc) is not well understood. Our previous study showed that the glutamatergic system was involved in the addictive drug-induced AA release in NAc and striatum. Furthermore, frontal decortication eliminates(More)
Phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN) is one of the most frequently mutated human tumor suppressor genes. The present study aims to investigate the role of PTEN mutation in breast carcinogenesis by analyzing PTEN mutation spectrum and the protein expression in breast cancers, adjacent hyperplastic lesions, benign breast lesions and(More)
The prooxidant effect of hydroxycinnamic acids (HCAs), i.e., caffeic acid (CaA), chlorogenic acid (ChA), sinapic acid (SA), ferulic acid (FA), 3-hydroxycinnamic acid (3-HCA) and 4-hydroxycinnamic acid (4-HCA) on supercoiled pBR322 plasmid DNA strand breakage and calf thymus DNA damage in the presence of Cu(II) ions has been studied. It was found that the(More)