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There is increasing demand for novel anti-inflammatory drugs with different mechanisms of action. We synthesized a series of isothiocyanates 2b-h based on 6-(methylsulfinyl)hexyl isothiocyanate (6-MITC) found in the pungent spice Wasabia japonica. Inhibitory activities against in-vitro growth of tumor cells and production of nitric oxide (NO) using the(More)
AIM Effect of oral administration of 6-(methylsulfinyl)hexyl isothiocyanate (6-MITC) or a 6-MITC-containing T-wasabi fraction from wasabi root (Wasabia japonica Matsum) to inhibit the macroscopic pulmonary metastasis was studied with a murine B16-BL6 melanoma model. METHOD Two administration routes, subcutaneous or intravenous, and two administration(More)
We examined whether inhibitors of the arachidonic acid cascade inhibited nitric oxide (NO) production, as measured by nitrite concentration, either in macrophages or by their cytosolic fractions. Nitrite production by peritoneal macrophages from mice receiving OK-432 treatment was significantly inhibited by phospholipase A2 inhibitors [dexamethasone and(More)
Synthetic 4-methylsulfinylhexyl isothiocyanate (MITC)(a potent inducer of phase 2 detoxification enzymes from broccoli) and 6-MITC(a potent anti-proliferative principal from wasabi) slightly inhibited the induction of mouse skin tumor in a two-stage process of carcinogenesis (initiator, 9,10-dimethyl-1,2-benzanthracene;(More)
The effects of bisphenol A (BPA) on the differentiation of serum-free mouse embryo (SFME) cells, the astrocyte progenitor cells in the central nervous system, were examined. SFME cells were exposed to 10 ng/ml leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) and 10ng/ml bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) to increase glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) expression and(More)
Based on the observation that spleen cells from Adriamycin-treated mice could develop augmented levels of cytotoxic T-lymphocyte activity in response to heat-treated and/or X-irradiated alloantigens, it was postulated that modulations in soluble mediators could be involved in this phenomenon. In fact, in this study Adriamycin-induced increases in the levels(More)
The cellular basis for the augmented cell-mediated cytotoxic (CMC) response seen when spleen cells from Adriamycin (ADM)-treated mice were stimulated in culture was investigated. Under conditions where mature macrophages were reduced (adherent or silica-sensitive cells removed) at time of alloantigen challenge, the cells from ADM-treated mice developed(More)
Highly metastatic ras/myc-transformed serum-free mouse embryo (r/m HM-SFME-1) cells were injected subcutaneously to mice and the effects of Nomega-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) on the tumor progression and pulmonary metastasis were investigated. In addition, production of nitric oxide (NO), matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tumor necrosis(More)