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Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection is the major cause of eosinophilic meningitis. Successful migration and evasion of the immune system by infective-stage larvae (L3) rely heavily on secreted proteases, which activate human pro-matrix metalloprotease (MMP-9) into active MMP-9. This study showed that the proteases in excretory-secretory (ES) products of(More)
BACKGROUND House dust mite (HDM) induced matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 plays a role in asthma. Zingiber cassumunar Roxb. (Phlai in Thai) has been used in folk medicine for asthma treatment. OBJECTIVE We investigated effects of Phlai and its constituent (E)-4-(3',4'-dimethoxyphenyl)but-3-en-1-ol (compound D) on the cleavage of pro- MMP-9 by HDM. The(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) induce the production of proinflammatory mediators such as prostaglandins and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs). Zingiber cassumunar is a medicinal plant that possesses anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of the Z. cassumunar(More)
Mesenchymal stromal cells derived from amnion (AM-MSCs) can be easily obtained in large quantity by less invasive method in comparison to bone marrow-derived MSCs (BM-MSCs). However, the biological and immunosuppressive properties of AM-MSCs are still poorly characterized. Previous studies demonstrated that BM-MSCs expressed indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to determine the antimicrobial effects of propolis extracted from an endemic species of stingless bee, T. sirindhornae, on the cariogenic bacterium Streptococcus mutans. MATERIALS AND METHODS Dichloromethane extracts (DME) of propolis (DMEP) were prepared and analysed by reverse-phase high-performance liquid(More)
Several reports have shown antimicrobial and anticancer activities of mucous glycoproteins extracted from the giant African snail Achatina fulica. Anticancer properties of the snail mucous peptides remain incompletely revealed. The aim of this study was to predict anticancer peptides from A. fulica mucus. Two of HPLC-separated mucous fractions (F2 and F5)(More)
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