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Oxyresveratrol Ameliorates Dextran Sulfate Sodium-Induced Colitis in Rats by Suppressing Inflammation.

Molecules 2021 Apr 30;26(9). Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Integrated Biomedical and Life Sciences, Graduate School, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea.

Colitis causes destruction of the intestinal mucus layer and increases intestinal inflammation. The use of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents derived from natural sources has been recently highlighted as a new approach for the treatment of colitis. Oxyresveratrol (OXY) is an antioxidant known to have various beneficial effects on human health, such as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial activity, and antiviral activity. Read More

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Investigating function of long noncoding RNA of HOTAIRM1 in progression of SKOV3 ovarian cancer cells.

Drug Dev Res 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu Medical College, China National Nuclear Corporation 416 Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

Ovarian cancer is one of the most heterogeneous malignancies in the field of gynecologic oncology. Deregulation of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) is implicated in carcinogenesis. Therefore, the present study was conducted to investigate the possible role of lncRNA of HOXA transcript antisense intergenic RNA myeloid-specific 1(HOTAIRM1) in progression of SKOV3 cells in ovarian cancer and also its underlying molecular mechanisms. Read More

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Effects of Treadmill Exercise on the Expression Level of BAX, BAD, BCL-2, BCL-XL, TFAM, and PGC-1α in the Hippocampus of Thimerosal-Treated Rats.

Neurotox Res 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Cognitive and Neuroscience Research Center (CNRC), Amir-Almomenin Hospital, Tehran Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

Thimerosal (THIM) induces neurotoxic changes including neuronal death and releases apoptosis inducing factors from mitochondria to cytosol. THIM alters the expression level of factors involved in apoptosis. On the other hand, the anti-apoptotic effects of exercise have been reported. Read More

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Morin protects against acrylamide-induced neurotoxicity in rats: an investigation into different signal pathways.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Atatürk University, 25240, Erzurum, Turkey.

The presented study investigates the effects of morin against toxicity induced by acrylamide (ACR) in the brains of Sprague Dawley rats. In this study, neurotoxicity was induced by orally administering 38.27 mg/kg/b. Read More

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MicroRNA-325 inhibits the proliferation and induces the apoptosis of T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells in a BAG2-dependent manner.

Exp Ther Med 2021 Jun 15;21(6):631. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Oncology, Chongqing University Three Gorges Hospital, Chongqing 404100, P.R. China.

The inhibitory effect of microRNA (miR)-325 in multiple different types of cancer cell has been identified; however, its biological function in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) remains unknown. Moreover, Bcl-2-associated athanogene (BAG)2 is highly expressed in a various types of tumors and is regarded as an anti-apoptotic gene. In the present study, the roles of miR-325 and BAG2 in a T-ALL cell line (Jurkat cells) were investigated. Read More

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Senkyunolide I attenuates hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury in mice via anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic pathways.

Int Immunopharmacol 2021 Apr 29;97:107717. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory of Anesthesiology, Xuzhou Medical University, Xuzhou, China; Faculty of Anesthesiology, Changhai Hospital, Naval Medical University, Shanghai, China. Electronic address:

Background: Senkyunolide I (SEI)exerts considerable protective effects in various disease models, but its effect on hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury remains unknown. This research aimed to investigate the effect of SEI in a murine model of hepatic I/R injury.

Methods: With modified liver I/R murine model, low, medium and high doses of SEI were injected intraperitoneally after operation. Read More

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The effects of L-carnitine on renal function and gene expression of caspase-9 and Bcl-2 in monosodium glutamate-induced rats.

BMC Nephrol 2021 May 2;22(1):162. Epub 2021 May 2.

Shiraz Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, 719363-5899, Shiraz, Iran.

Background: Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is frequently consumed as a flavor enhancer or food additive. Possible damages induced by MSG effects on some organs have been stated in experimental animal models. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the protective effects of L-carnitine (L-ca) on the renal tissue in MSG-Induced Rats. Read More

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Anti-cancer effect of combined action of anti-MUC1 and rosmarinic acid in AGS gastric cancer cells.

Eur J Pharmacol 2021 Apr 27;902:174119. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Biotechnology, Medical University of Białystok, ul. Kilińskiego 1, 15-089, Białystok, Poland.

MUC1 seems to be promising target in cancer cells due to its abundant and specifically altered expression as well as differential distribution pattern relative to normal tissues. Rosmarinic acid (RA) is a natural, polyphenolic compound with pharmacological activities, including anti-cancer. Herein, we aim to explore the effect of combined action of anti-MUC1 and RA on selected cancer-related factors in AGS gastric cancer cells. Read More

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Ecto-5'-Nucleotidase (CD73) Regulates the Survival of CD8+ T Cells.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 13;9:647058. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Ecto-5'-nucleotidase (CD73) is an enzyme present on the surface of tumor cells whose primary described function is the production of extracellular adenosine. Due to the immunosuppressive properties of adenosine, CD73 is being investigated as a target for new antitumor therapies. We and others have described that CD73 is present at the surface of different CD8+ T cell subsets. Read More

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Fabrication of methotrexate-loaded gold nanoconjugates and its enhanced anticancer activity in breast cancer.

3 Biotech 2021 Apr 18;11(4):175. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Biological and Life Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University, Central Campus, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009 India.

Methotrexate (MTX) is known antagonist of folic acid and widely used as an anti-cancer drug. The folate receptor (FR) and reduced folate carrier are mostly responsible for internalization of methotrexate in tumor cells. Mutation in reduced folate carrier (RFC) leads to resistance against MTX in various tumor cell lines including MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells. Read More

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The Neuroprotective Effects of GPR4 Inhibition through the Attenuation of Caspase Mediated Apoptotic Cell Death in an MPTP Induced Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 28;22(9). Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Department of Applied Life Science, Graduate School, BK21 Program, Konkuk University, Chungju 27478, Korea.

The proton-activated G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) 4 (GPR4) is constitutively active at physiological pH, and GPR4 knockout protected dopaminergic neurons from caspase-dependent mitochondria-associated apoptosis. This study explored the role of GPR4 in a 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1, 2, 3, 6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-treated mouse model of Parkinson's disease (PD). In mice, subchronic MPTP administration causes oxidative stress-induced apoptosis in the dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc), resulting in motor deficits. Read More

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Intrinsically Connected: Therapeutically Targeting the Cathepsin Proteases and the Bcl-2 Family of Protein Substrates as Co-regulators of Apoptosis.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 28;22(9). Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Institute of Molecular Medicine, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Trubetskaya str. 8-2, 119991 Moscow, Russia.

Taken with the growing importance of cathepsin-mediated substrate proteolysis in tumor biology and progression, the focus and emphasis placed on therapeutic design and development is coming into fruition. Underpinning this approach is the invariable progression from the direction of fully characterizing cathepsin protease members and their substrate targets, towards targeting such an interaction with tangible therapeutics. The two groups of such substrates that have gained much attention over the years are the pro- and anti- apoptotic protein intermediates from the extrinsic and intrinsic signaling arms of the apoptosis pathway. Read More

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Molecular Mechanisms of Apoptosis Induction and Its Regulation by Fatty Acids in Pancreatic β-Cells.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 20;22(8). Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology & Center for Research of Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Ruská 87, 100 00 Prague, Czech Republic.

Pancreatic β-cell failure and death contribute significantly to the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. One of the main factors responsible for β-cell dysfunction and subsequent cell death is chronic exposure to increased concentrations of FAs (fatty acids). The effect of FAs seems to depend particularly on the degree of their saturation. Read More

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Leucine Reconstitutes Phagocytosis-Induced Cell Death in -Infected Neonatal Monocytes-Effects on Energy Metabolism and mTOR Signaling.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 20;22(8). Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Section of Neonatology, University Children's Hospital, Pauwelsstr. 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany.

MΦ differentiate from circulating monocytes (Mo). The reduced ability of neonatal Mo to undergo apoptosis after infection (phagocytosis-induced cell death (PICD)) could contribute to sustained inflammatory processes. The objective of our study was to investigate whether immune metabolism in Mo can be modified to gain access to pro-apoptotic signaling. Read More

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Targeted Therapies for Multiple Myeloma.

J Pers Med 2021 Apr 23;11(5). Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Monash Haematology, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, VIC 3168, Australia.

Multiple myeloma continues to be a challenging disorder to treat despite improved therapies and the widespread use of proteasome inhibitors and immunomodulatory drugs. Although patient outcomes have improved, the disease continues to invariably relapse, and in the majority of cases, a cure remains elusive. In the last decade, there has been an explosion of novel drugs targeting cellular proteins essential for malignant plasma cell proliferation and survival. Read More

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BH3 Mimetic Sensitivity of Colorectal Cancer Cell Lines in Correlation with Molecular Features Identifies Predictors of Response.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 7;22(8). Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Laboratory for Experimental Oncology and Radiobiology, Center for Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Cancer Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a heterogeneous disease, which in part explains the differential response to chemotherapy observed in the clinic. BH3 mimetics, which target anti-apoptotic BCL-2 family members, have shown potential in the treatment of hematological malignancies and offer promise for the treatment of solid tumors as well. To gain a comprehensive understanding of the response to BH3 mimetics in CRC and the underlying molecular factors predicting sensitivity, we screened a panel of CRC cell lines with four BH3 mimetics targeting distinct anti-apoptotic BCL-2 proteins. Read More

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Germinated Fermented with SC65 Reduces Particulate Matter Induced Type II Alveolar Epithelial Apoptotic Cell Death.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 1;22(7). Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, College of BioNano, Gachon University, 1342 Seongnam-daero, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si 461-701, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.

Particulate matter (PM) is a significant environmental pollutant that promotes respiratory diseases, including lung injury and inflammation, by inducing oxidative stress. (black soybean) is traditionally used to prevent chronic respiratory disease via inducing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. To investigate the effects of SC65 fermented GR (GR-SC65) and ON81A (GR-ON81A) against PM-induced oxidative stress and cell death in A549 cells, we performed the 2-7-dichlorodihydrofluorescein diacetate and cell counting kit-8 assays, as well as Hoechst 33342 and propidium iodide staining and western blotting. Read More

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Nuclear respiratory factor 1 protects H9C2 cells against hypoxia-induced apoptosis via the death receptor pathway and mitochondrial pathway.

Cell Biol Int 2021 Apr 29. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

College of Basic Medicine, Ningxia Medical University, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Yinchuan, 750004.

Hypoxia-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis is one of the leading causes of heart failure. Nuclear respiratory factor 1 (NRF-1) was suggested as a protector against cell apoptosis. however, the mechanism is not clear. Read More

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3'-Sialyllactose Protects SW1353 Chondrocytic Cells From Interleukin-1β-Induced Oxidative Stress and Inflammation.

Front Pharmacol 2021 12;12:609817. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department and Research Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major degenerative joint disease. Oxidative stress and inflammation play key roles in the pathogenesis of OA. 3'-Sialyllactose (3'-SL) is derived from human milk and is known to regulate a variety of biological functions related to immune homeostasis. Read More

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Molecular mechanisms underlying antitumor activity of camel whey protein against multiple myeloma cells.

Saudi J Biol Sci 2021 Apr 28;28(4):2374-2380. Epub 2021 Jan 28.

Department of Biochemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, PO Box 22452, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.

Treating drug-resistant cancer cells is a clinical challenge and it is also vital to screen for new cancer drugs. Multiple myeloma (MM) is a plasma cell clonal cancer that, despite many experimental therapeutics, remains incurable. In this study, two MM cell line lines U266 and RPMI 8226 were used to determine the impact of camel whey protein (CWP). Read More

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Xanthohumol ameliorates memory impairment and reduces the deposition of β-amyloid in APP/PS1 mice via regulating the mTOR/LC3II and Bax/Bcl-2 signalling pathways.

J Pharm Pharmacol 2021 Apr 28. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Second Military Medical University, ShanghaiChina.

Objectives: Xanthohumol (XAN) is a unique component of Humulus lupulus L. and is known for its diverse biological activities. In this study, we investigated whether Xanthohumol could ameliorate memory impairment of APP/PS1 mice, and explored its potential mechanism of action. Read More

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Hesperidin protects against the chlorpyrifos-induced chronic hepato-renal toxicity in rats associated with oxidative stress, inflammation, apoptosis, autophagy, and up-regulation of PARP-1/VEGF.

Environ Toxicol 2021 Apr 28. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.

In this study, we investigated the effects of hesperidin (HSP) on oxidants/antioxidants status, inflammation, apoptotic, and autophagic activity in hepato-renal toxicity induced by chronic chlorpyrifos (CPF) exposure in rats. We used a total of 35 male albino rats in five groups of seven: control, HSP 100, CPF, CPF + HSP50, and CPF + HSP100. After rats were sacrificed, blood, liver, and kidney samples were collected. Read More

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Neutron reflectometry and NMR spectroscopy of full-length Bcl-2 protein reveal its membrane localization and conformation.

Commun Biol 2021 Apr 27;4(1):507. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Chemistry, University of Umeå, Umeå, Sweden.

B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) proteins are the main regulators of mitochondrial apoptosis. Anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins possess a hydrophobic tail-anchor enabling them to translocate to their target membrane and to shift into an active conformation where they inhibit pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins to ensure cell survival. To address the unknown molecular basis of their cell-protecting functionality, we used intact human Bcl-2 protein natively residing at the mitochondrial outer membrane and applied neutron reflectometry and NMR spectroscopy. Read More

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Smo-Shh signaling activator purmorphamine ameliorates neurobehavioral, molecular, and morphological alterations in an intracerebroventricular propionic acid-induced experimental model of autism.

Hum Exp Toxicol 2021 Apr 28:9603271211013456. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Neuropharmacology Division, Department of Pharmacology, 75126ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga, Punjab, India.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disease characterized by cognitive and sensorimotor impairment. Numerous research findings have consistently shown that alteration of Smo-Shh (smoothened-sonic hedgehog) signaling during the developmental process plays a significant role in ASD and triggers neuronal changes by promoting neuroinflammation and apoptotic markers. Purmorphamine (PUR), a small purine-derived agonist of the Smo-Shh pathway, shows resistance to hippocampal neuronal cell oxidation and decreases neuronal cell death. Read More

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Ellagic acid protects against diabetic cardiomyopathy in rats by stimulating cardiac silent information regulator 1 signaling.

J Physiol Pharmacol 2020 Dec 22;71(6). Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Food and Agricultural Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

This study investigated the protective effect of ellagic acid (EA) against diabetic cardiomyopathy (DC) in streptozotocin (STZ)-treated rats and examined if the mechanism of protection involves modulating silent information regulator 1 (SIRT1). Adult male rats were divided into 5 groups (n = 12/each) as control, control + EA, diabetes mellitus (DM), STZ + EA, and STZ + EA + EX-527 (a SIRT1 inhibitor). With a hypoglycemic and insulin-releasing effect, EA preserved cardiomyocyte structure and suppressed the increase in heart weights and collagen deposition in the left ventricle (LV) of DM rats. Read More

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Cardiomyocyte-Specific COMMD1 Deletion Suppresses Ischemia-Induced Myocardial Apoptosis.

Cardiovasc Toxicol 2021 Apr 26. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Regenerative Medicine Research Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610041, China.

Copper metabolism MURR domain 1 (COMMD1) increases in ischemic myocardium along with suppressed contractility. Cardiomyocyte-specific deletion of COMMD1 preserved myocardial contractile function in response to the same ischemic insult. This study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that cardiomyocyte protection in COMMD1 myocardium is responsible for the functional preservation of the heart in response to ischemic insult. Read More

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Apoptotic mechanisms of gastric cancer cells induced by isolated erinacine S through epigenetic histone H3 methylation of FasL and TRAIL.

Food Funct 2021 Apr 29;12(8):3455-3468. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Department of Hepato-Gastroenterology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan.

Erinacine S, the new bioactive diterpenoid compound isolated from the ethanol extract of the mycelia of Hericium erinaceus, displays great health-promoting properties. However, the effects of erinacine S on inductive apoptosis in cancer cells such as gastric cancer and its molecular mechanisms remain unclear. Our results demonstrated that erinacine S treatment significantly induces cell apoptosis with increased ROS production in gastric cancer cells, but not in normal cells. Read More

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Potential Anticancer Activities of Rhus coriaria (sumac) extract against human cancer cell lines.

Biosci Rep 2021 Apr 23. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Rehabilitation Research Chair, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Therapeutic strategies of plant origin are a better choice as both dietary plant products or its isolated active constituents against the development and progression of cancer. This study aims to evaluate the anticancer activity of sumac (Rhus coriaria) against different human cancer MCF-7, PC-3, and SKOV3cell lines. In addition, the study tries to explore a prospective mechanism of action, assessment of in vitro enzyme-inhibitory capacity of sumac extract against hCA I, II, IX and XII. Read More

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Cannabinoids pharmacological effects are beyond the palliative effects: CB2 cannabinoid receptor agonist induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis in human colorectal cancer cells (HT-29).

Mol Cell Biochem 2021 Apr 22. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is between the top three occurring cancers worldwide. The anticancer effects of Cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB) agonist (GW833972A) in the presence and absence of its inverse agonist (SR144528) on Human colorectal adenocarcinoma cells (HT-29) was investigated. Following cell viability assays on HT-29 and HFF cells, the molecular mechanism(s) of cytotoxicity and apoptotic pathways of cell death were analyzed. Read More

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Calycosin Induces Gastric Cancer Cell Apoptosis via the ROS-Mediated MAPK/STAT3/NF-κB Pathway.

Onco Targets Ther 2021 12;14:2505-2517. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Life Science & Technology, Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, Daqing, People's Republic of China.

Background: Calycosin, an active compound in plants, can promote the apoptosis of various cancer cells; however, the mechanism by which it regulates reactive oxygen species (ROS) in gastric cancer (GC) cells remains unclear.

Purpose: In this study, we investigated the effects of calycosin on apoptosis, the cell cycle, and migration in GC cells under ROS regulation.

Results: The results of the Cell Counting Kit-8 assay suggested that calycosin had significant cytotoxic effects on 12 gastric cancer cells, but no significant cytotoxic effects on normal cells. Read More

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