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Expression of 25(OH) vitamin D3 24-hydroxylase gene in glial cells.
The expression of the 25(OH) vitamin D3 24-hydroxylase gene was studied in C6 glioma and rat primary glial cell culture and induced in a dose-dependent manner in cells treated with 1,25( OH)2D3. Expand
Effect of antioxidants on apoptosis induced by influenza virus infection: inhibition of viral gene replication and transcription with pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate.
Results suggested that PDTC inhibited apoptosis by inhibiting viral macromolecule synthesis rather than through its antioxidant effect, because Trolox did not inhibit apoptosis or IV production, although ROS overproduction was inhibited. Expand
β-Amylases from Bacillus Polymyxa No. 72
β-Amylase producing microorganisms were effectively isolated by using an amylase inhibitor (S–AI). Among fortytwo strains isolated, strain No. 72 was found to be the most potent β-amylase producingExpand
Cytotoxicity and apoptotic inducibility of Vitex agnus-castus fruit extract in cultured human normal and cancer cells and effect on growth.
It is concluded that the cytotoxic activity of Vitex extract may be attributed to the effect on cell growth, that cell death occurs through apoptosis, and that this apoptotic cell death may be linked to increased intracellular oxidation by ViteX extract treatment. Expand
Possible Roles of Proinflammatory and Chemoattractive Cytokines Produced by Human Fetal Membrane Cells in the Pathology of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Associated with Influenza Virus Infection
Te lessons from pandemic H1N1 2009 in pregnancy are reviewed, possible roles of cytokines produced by human fetal membranes in the pathology of adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with influenza virus infection are reviewed and cytokines postulated to associate with human parturition are reviewed. Expand
New Proteinous Inhibitor (Haim) of Animal α-Amylase from Streptomyces griseosporeus YM-25
(1980). New Proteinous Inhibitor (Haim) of Animal α-Amylase from Streptomyces griseosporeus YM-25. Agricultural and Biological Chemistry: Vol. 44, No. 7, pp. 1679-1681.
Isolation and Identification of a Hog Pancreatic α-Amylase Inhibitor (Haim) Producing Streptomyces
The determined morphological and physiological properties of strain YM-25 led to the conclusion that the microorganism was Streptomyces griseosporeus, and this inhibitor was designated as Haim, an abbreviation for hog pancreatic α-amylase inhibitor from a microbe. Expand
Cytotoxic effects of flavonoids against a human colon cancer derived cell line, COLO 201: a potential natural anti-cancer substance.
It is suggested that Vitex treatment activates a pathway associated with HO-1 gene activation, resulting in the induction of apoptosis in COLO 201, and implicate a potential clinical chemotherapeutic application of Vitessex for the treatment of colon cancer patients. Expand
Progressive apoptosis in chorion laeve trophoblast cells of human fetal membrane tissues during in vitro incubation is suppressed by antioxidative reagents.
The results suggest that apoptotic cell death of the trophoblast layer of chorion tissues may be induced through intracellular oxidative stress at the stage of parturition. Expand
Suppression of apoptotic cell death progressed in vitro with incubation of the chorion laeve tissues of human fetal membrane by glucocorticoid.
It is revealed that a substantial proportion of trophoblast cells in the chorion laeve of human fetal membranes are induced to undergo apoptosis at the end of pregnancy, and that the apoptosis progresses rapidly in vitro as the incubation period increases. Expand