Publications by authors named "Mina Zangeneh"

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The Antimicrobial Peptide, Nisin, Synergistically Enhances the Cytotoxic and Apoptotic Effects of Rituximab Treatment on Human Burkitt's Lymphoma Cell Lines.

Rep Biochem Mol Biol 2020 Oct;9(3):250-256

Medical Biology Research Center, Health Technology Institute, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

Background: Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas comprise the most common hematological cancers worldwide and consist of a heterogenous group of malignancies affecting the lymphoid system. Treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma has been significantly enhanced with the addition of Rituximab to the standard chemotherapy regimen. However, even with the advancement of treatment patients continue to relapse and develop resistance to Rituximab, rendering subsequent treatments unsuccessful. The use of novel drugs with unique antitumor mechanisms has gained considerable attention. In this study, we explored the anti-cancer effects of the combined therapy of Rituximab and Nisin on human Burkitt's lymphoma cells.

Methods: The human Burkitt's lymphoma cells lines, Raji and Daudi, were treated with Nisin, Rituximab, or a combination of the two agents at various concentrations. Cytotoxicity following treatment was determined using cell viability assay. The degree of apoptosis was verified via flow cytometric analysis using FITC annexin V/PI staining.

Results: Our findings show that the combined treatment of Rituximab and Nisin results in a more significant reduction in the survival of Raji and Daudi Burkitt's lymphoma cells, compared to Nisin or Rituximab treatment alone. Additionally, our results indicate that Nisin can induce a significant degree of apoptosis in the Burkitt's lymphoma cells compared to the negative controls. However, the addition of Nisin to the Rituximab treatment synergistically enhances the apoptotic antitumor effect.

Conclusion: This study demonstrates the synergistic antitumor effect of Nisin treatment to enhance tumor cell apoptosis and the potential value of Nisin as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of lymphoma.
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October 2020

Bacteriostatic activity and partial characterization of the bacteriocin produced by sp. isolated from traditional sourdough.

Food Sci Nutr 2020 Nov 13;8(11):6023-6030. Epub 2020 Sep 13.

Department of Biology Faculty of Sciences Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman Kerman Iran.

This study was aimed to isolate and partially characterizes the bacteriocin produced by an sp. isolated from traditional sourdough. The bacteriocin was partially purified, and after treating it with different harsh conditions, its antibacterial activity was evaluated against as an indicator. Also, the growth phase during which the bacteriocin is produced, and its mode of action, was examined. Finally, the molecular weight of this compound was evaluated by using SDS-PAGE analysis. According to the results, this bacteriocin had a molecular weight well lower than 10 kDa that was mainly produced at the early stationary phase and reached its highest activity (3,200 AU/ml) at the same stage. It was tolerant toward a wide range of pH (2-10), temperatures (-20 to 120°C), and high concentrations of NaCl. Notably, the bacteriocin-producing strain had proteolytic activity, while the bacteriocin produced by that showed resistance to proteolytic enzymes (pepsin, trypsin, and proteinase K). Also, it was revealed that the bacteriocin activity is mostly bacteriostatic so that it considerably inhibits pathogens' growth, particularly , and . These characteristics prove that strain and its bacteriocin can be considered as one of the most promising agents to use in the food industry.
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November 2020