Soong-Yu Kuo

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Methylglyoxal (2-oxopropanal), a physiological glucose metabolite, is a highly reactive dicarbonyl compound that can induce stress in cells and cause apoptotic cell death. This study examines the early signaling effects of methylglyxal on renal cells. It was found that methylglyoxal caused a slow and sustained rise of intracellular Ca2+ concentration(More)
Two new butanolides, subamolide D (1) and subamolide E (2), and a new secobutanolide, secosubamolide A (3), along with 21 known compounds were isolated from the leaves of Cinnamomum subavenium. The structures of 1-3 were determined by spectroscopic analysis. Propidium iodide staining and cytometry analysis were used to evaluate the cell cycle progression of(More)
2,2'-dithiodipyridine (2,2'-DTDP), a reactive disulphide that mobilizes Ca(2+) in muscle, induced an increase in cytoplasmic free Ca(2+)concentrations ([Ca(2+)](i)) in MG63 human osteosarcoma cells loaded with the Ca(2+)-sensitive dye fura-2. 2,2'-DTDP acted in a concentration-independent manner with an EC(50) of 50 microM. The Ca(2+) signal comprised an(More)
The effect of NPC-14686, a potential anti-inflammatory drug, on cytosolic free Ca(2+) levels ([Ca(2+)](i)) in HA22/VGH human hepatoma cells was explored by using fura-2 as a fluorescent Ca(2+) indicator. NPC-14686 at concentrations above 10 microM increased [Ca(2+)](i) in a concentration-dependent manner with an EC(50) value of 100 microM. The Ca(2+) signal(More)
The effect of [6]-shogaol (1) on cytosolic free Ca(2+) concentrations ([Ca(2+)](i)) and viability has not been explored previously in oral epithelial cells. The present study has examined whether 1 alters [Ca(2+)](i) and viability in OC2 human oral cancer cells. Compound 1 at concentrations > or = 5 microM increased [Ca(2+)](i) in a concentration-dependent(More)
The effect of [10]-gingerol on cytosol free Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) and viability is large unknown. This study examines the early signaling effects of [10]-gingerol on human colorectal cancer cells. It was found that this compound caused a slow and sustained rise of [Ca(2+)](i) in a concentration-dependent manner. [10]-Gingerol also induced a(More)
The effect of oxidants on Ca2+ movement in osteoblasts is unclear. In this study, we show that 4,4′-dithiodipyridine (4,4′-DTDP), a reactive disulphide that mobilizes Ca2+ in muscle, induces an increase in cytoplasmic free-Ca2+ concentrations ([Ca2+]i) in MG63 human osteosarcoma cells loaded with the Ca2+-sensitive dye fura-2. 4,4′-DTDP acted in a(More)
The in vitro effect of desipramine on renal tubular cell is unknown. In Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells, the effect of desipramine on intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) was measured by using fura-2. Desipramine (>25 microM) caused a rapid and sustained rise of [Ca2+]i in a concentration-dependent manner (EC50=50 microM). Desipramine-induced(More)
Diallyl sulfide (DAS), one of the major organosulfur compounds (OSCs) of garlic, is recognized as a group of potential chemoproventive compounds. In this study, we examines the early signaling effects of DAS on renal cells loaded with Ca(2+)-sensitive dye fura-2. It was found that DAS caused an immediate and sustained rise of [Ca(2+)](i) in a(More)
[6]-gingerol, a major phenolic compound derived from ginger (Zingiber officinale), is a potential chemopreventive compound that can induce stress in cancer cells and cause apoptotic cell death. This study examines the early signaling effects of [6]-gingerol on renal cells. It was found that [6]-gingerol caused a slow and sustained rise of [Ca2+]i in a(More)