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Transforming growth factor betas (TGF-betas) are a growth factor family with negative autocrine growth functions for most epithelial cells including colon carcinoma cell lines. Both type I (RI) and type II (RII) transmembrane TGF-beta receptors have been shown to be indispensable for TGF-beta-mediated cell growth regulation. Previous studies using different… (More)
In this study, we address whether TGFbeta signaling mediates vitamin D3 analog-induced growth inhibition in nonmalignant and malignant breast cells. Normal mammary epithelial cells (184), immortalized nonmalignant mammary epithelial cells (184A1 and MCF10A), and breast cancer cells (early passage MCF7: MCF7E) were sensitive to the inhibitory effects of… (More)
A series of curcumin analogs (1-3, 5a-5t) was synthesized through the condensation of appropriately protected hydroxybenzaldehydes with acetylacetone, followed by deprotection. The antioxidant activity of these analogs was determined by superoxide free radical nitroblue tetrazolium and DPPH free radical scavenging methods and the polyhydroxycurcuminoids… (More)
Isoamoenylin (6), a dihydrostilbene from Dendrobium amoenum, was synthesised from 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzaldehyde (1) in four steps with an overall yield of 60%. The spectral data for synthetic 6 are in good agreement with those of the natural product. Isoamoenylin showed moderate antioxidative and weak antibacterial activities.
A demethylated derivative of curcumin (DC; 67.8% bisdemethylcurcumin, 20.7% demethylmonodemethoxycurcumin, 5.86% bisdemethoxycurcumin, 2.58% demethylcurcumin) was prepared by using a 95% extract of curcumin (C(95); 72.2% curcumin, 18.8% monodemethoxycurcumin, 4.5% bisdemethoxycurcumin). DC increased glutathione and reduced reactive oxygen species (ROS) in… (More)
Intricatinol and intricatin, the two homoisoflavonoids isolated from Hoffmanosseggia intricata, and two analogs have been synthesized from pyrogallol in three steps. The spectral data of synthetic intricatinol are in good agreement with those of natural metabolite, but the spectral data of intricatin are not corroborative with those of the natural product.… (More)
A series of four naturally occurring homoisoflavonoids and eight analogs have been synthesized starting from an appropriately substituted phenol through chroman-4-one, in four steps. The products were assigned as E-isomers based on NMR spectroscopic data. The E-isomers were converted into Z-isomers by photoisomerization. The E- and Z-isomers showed distinct… (More)
3',4',6,7-Tetrahydroxyaurone (1a), an aurone isolated from Bidens frondosa, and five analogues (1b-1f) were synthesized from pyrogallol in three steps. The antioxidative activity of 1a-1f was determined by the superoxide free radical and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging methods.
We show that integrin alpha 5 subunit expression is stimulated when human fibrosarcoma HT1080 cells are released from quiescence. The alpha 5 subunit mRNA level in quiescent HT1080 cells was increased 24 hr after their release by 10% fetal bovine serum-containing medium reaching a maximum of 2.5 fold on day 2. Similar levels of induction of cell-surface… (More)
4-[2-(3,5-Dimethoxyphenyl)ethenyl]-1,2-benzenediol (7), a stilbene isolated from Sphaerophysa salsula, was synthesized from 3,4-dihydroxybenzaldehyde (1) in five steps in an overall yield of 33%. The spectral data for synthetic 7 are in good agreement with those of the natural product. Hydroxystilbene 7 showed potent antioxidative activity.