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Oenothera paradoxa (EP) preparations are commonly used in folk medicine to treat skin diseases, neuralgia, and gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Several reports suggested that EP preparations exhibit potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities both in vitro and in vivo. Here, we aimed to characterize the action of EP pomace polyphenol extract in(More)
Epidemiological data suggest that the consumption of polyphenol-rich foods reduces the incidence of cancer, coronary heart disease, and inflammation. Chlorogenic acid (CGA), an ester of caffeic and quinic acids, is one of the most abundant polyphenol compounds in human diet with proven biological effectiveness both in vitro and in vivo. The aim of the study(More)
WW-domain-containing oxidoreductase (WWOX) is the tumour suppressor gene from the common fragile site FRA16D, whose altered expression has been observed in tumours of various origins. Its suppressive role and influence on basic cellular processes such as proliferation and apoptosis have been confirmed in many in vitro and in vivo studies. Moreover, its(More)
We report on the spontaneous intramolecular migration of α-methylene-4-nitrostyrene from amine group to amine group along oligoethyleneimine tracks up to eight repeat units in length (number of amine footholds, n = 3, 5, 9). Each track consists of n - 1 aliphatic secondary amine footholds plus a naphthylmethylamine group foothold situated at one end of the(More)
This study examines some of the biological activities of an evening primrose flavanol preparation (EPFP) against non-invasive human breast cancer cells (MCF-7). The results are compared with those obtained for highly invasive human breast cancer cells (MDAMB-231). The results show, for the first time, that EPFP reduces MCF-7 cell number, IC50 = 75 µM gallic(More)
The molecular determination of viral load in the serum represents the most valuable prognostic marker of HBV infection. In this paper, a new molecular assay for the quantitative measurement of HBV presence is described. It is based on PCR performing with a HBV-specific competitor DNA template. For the construction of the DNA template, a HBV DNA-originated(More)
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