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Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel isoxazole-piperazine hybrids as potential anti-cancer agents with inhibitory effect on liver cancer stem cells.

Eur J Med Chem 2021 Apr 24;221:113489. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address:

In our effort for the development of novel anticancer therapeutics, a series of isoxazole-piperazine analogues were prepared, and primarily screened for their antiproliferative potential against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC; Huh7/Mahlavu) and breast (MCF-7) cancer cells. All compounds demonstrated potent to moderate cytotoxicity on all cell lines with IC values in the range of 0.09-11. Read More

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Synthesis of Resveratrol Loaded Hybrid Silica-PAMAM Dendrimer Nanoparticles With Emphases on Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase and Cytotoxicity.

Plant Foods Hum Nutr 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Bioengineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ege University, 35100, Izmir, Turkey.

Resveratrol is a naturally occurring polyphenolic compound exhibiting therapeutic activities. However, the stability can be altered by UV light, pH and changes in temperature. Encapsulation would be an ideal strategy to improve the stability and bioavailability. Read More

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Pyridine-derived VEGFR-2 inhibitors: Rational design, synthesis, anticancer evaluations, in silico ADMET profile, and molecular docking.

Arch Pharm (Weinheim) 2021 May 5:e2100085. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design, Faculty of Pharmacy (Boys), Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

Novel pyridine-derived compounds (5-19) were designed and synthesized, and their anticancer activities were evaluated against HepG2 and MCF-7 cells, targeting the VEGFR-2 enzyme. Compounds 10, 9, 8, and 15 were found to be the most potent derivatives against the two cancer cell lines, HepG2 and MCF-7, respectively, with IC  = 4.25 and 6. Read More

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CIP2A silencing alleviates doxorubicin resistance in MCF7/ADR cells through activating PP2A and autophagy.

Z Zhu Z Wei

Clin Transl Oncol 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Thyroid and Breast Department, Cangzhou Central Hospital, No.16 Xinhua West Rd, Cangzhou city, Hebei Province, 061000, China.

Background: Cancerous inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2A (CIP2A) plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of various types of cancer. Here, we investigated whether manipulating CIP2A abundance could enhance the treatment effects of doxorubicin in MCF-7/ADR cells.

Methods: CIP2A silencing was achieved by specific siRNAs. Read More

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Selenium nanoparticles: Synthesis, cytotoxicity, antioxidant activity and interaction studies with ct-DNA and HSA, HHb and Cyt c serum proteins.

Biotechnol Rep (Amst) 2021 Jun 15;30:e00615. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

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

The aim of this study was the synthesis of selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) employing vitamin C as a biocompatible and low toxic reducing agent. The synthesized selenium nanoparticles were characterized by using UV-vis, FT-IR, SEM-EDX, TEM, DLS, and zeta potential measurements. The results of the DPPH free radical scavenging assay demonstrate that this synthesized nano-selenium has strong potentials to scavenge the free radicals and cytotoxicity against MCF-7 and Raji Burkitt's lymphoma cancer cell lines. Read More

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Hyaluronic acid (HA)-coated naproxen-nanoparticles selectively target breast cancer stem cells through COX-independent pathways.

Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl 2021 May 10;124:112024. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

Biomaterials Group, Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP-CSIC), 28006 Madrid, Spain; Networking Biomedical Research Centre in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), 28029 Madrid, Spain. Electronic address:

Cytotoxic chemotherapy continues to be the main therapeutic option for patients with metastatic breast cancer. Several studies have reported a significant association between chronic inflammation, carcinogenesis and the presence of cancer stem cells (CSC). We hypothesized that the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs targeted to the CSC population could help reducing tumor progression and dissemination in otherwise hard to treat metastatic breast cancer. Read More

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Synthesis, biological evaluation and docking studies of 1,2,4-oxadiazole linked 5-fluorouracil derivatives as anticancer agents.

BMC Chem 2021 May 4;15(1):30. Epub 2021 May 4.

Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology (Autonomous), Yamnampet, Ghatkesar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Background: 1,2,4-oxadiazole derivatives exhibited significant anti-cancer activity when they were evaluated, against human cancer cell lines. They also showed anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diabetic, immunosuppressive, α,β-receptor antagonist, antimicrobial, anti-helminthic, histamine-H3 and antiparasitic properties. A pyrimidine analog, 5 fluoro-uracil is a chemotherapeutic drug used for treating multiple solid malignant tumors. Read More

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Anti-breast cancer action of carbonic anhydrase IX inhibitor 4-[4-(4-Benzo[1,3]dioxol-5-ylmethyl-piperazin-1-yl)-benzylidene-hydrazinocarbonyl]-benzenesulfonamide (BSM-0004): and studies.

J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem 2021 Dec;36(1):954-963

Department of Biosystem, Molecular Cancer Biology Laboratory, Cellular Heterogeneity Research Center, Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Anti-breast cancer action of novel human carbonic anhydrase IX (hCA IX) inhibitor BSM-0004 has been investigated using and models of breast cancer. BSM-0004 was found to be a potent and selective hCA IX inhibitor with a Ki value of 96 nM. anticancer effect of BSM-0004 was analysed against MCF 7 and MDA-MA-231 cells, BSM-0004 exerted an effective cytotoxic effect under normoxic and hypoxic conditions, inducing apoptosis in MCF 7 cells. Read More

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December 2021

Caffeic Acid, Quercetin and 5-Fluorocytidine-Functionalized Au-FeO Nanoheterodimers for X-ray-Triggered Drug Delivery in Breast Tumor Spheroids.

Nanomaterials (Basel) 2021 Apr 29;11(5). Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Physical Chemistry I and ICMM, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Egerlandstr. 3, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany.

Au-FeO nanoheterodimers (NHD) were functionalized with the natural and synthetic anticancer drugs caffeic acid (CA), quercetin (Q) and 5-fluorocytidine (5FC). Their X-radiation dose-enhancing potential and chemotherapeutic efficacy for bimodal cancer therapy were investigated by designing multicellular tumor spheroids (MCTS) to in vitro avascular tumor models. MCTS were grown from the breast cancer cell lines MCF-7, MDA-MB-231, and MCF-10A. Read More

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Synthesis and Evaluation of the Cytotoxic Activity of Water-Soluble Cationic Organometallic Complexes of the Type [Pt(η-CHOMe)(L)(Phen)] (L = NH, DMSO; Phen = 1,10-Phenanthroline).

Pharmaceutics 2021 Apr 30;13(5). Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Università del Salento, Prov.le Lecce-Monteroni, Centro Ecotekne, 73100 Lecce, Italy.

Starting from the [PtCl(η-CHOMe)(phen)] (phen = 1,10-phenanthroline, ) platinum(II) precursor, we synthesized and characterized by multinuclear NMR new [Pt(η-CHOMe)(L)(phen)] (L = NH, ; DMSO, ) complexes. These organometallic species, potentially able to interact with cell membrane organic cation transporters (OCT), violating some of the classical rules for antitumor activity of cisplatin analogues, were evaluated for their cytotoxicity. Interestingly, despite both complexes and resulting in greater cell uptake than cisplatin in selected tumor cell lines, only showed comparable or higher antitumor activity. Read More

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Comparison of Anticancer Activity of Extract on MCF-7 and MCF-12A Cell Line: Correlation with Invasion and Adhesion.

Biomolecules 2021 Apr 30;11(5). Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Pharmacy, Università degli Studi "Gabriele d'Annunzio", Via dei Vestini 31, 66100 Chieti, Italy.

subsp. is an important medicinal plant in several countries, including Turkey. This study aimed to evaluate the cytotoxicity of a crude extract of subsp. Read More

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Pterostilbene nanoparticles with small particle size show excellent anti-breast cancer activity in vitro and in vivo.

Nanotechnology 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College Institute of Medicinal Plant Development, Beijing, CHINA.

Pterostilbene (PTE) is known as resveratrol of the next generation and it has attracted extensive attention in recent years. PTE can inhibit the growth of a variety of tumor cells. To overcome the problem of insolubility, PTE was loaded into nanoparticles (NPs) by anti-solvent precipitation technique using soybean lecithin (SPC) and D-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate (TPGS) as stabilizers. Read More

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Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel benzofuran derivatives as potent LSD1 inhibitors.

Eur J Med Chem 2021 Apr 24;220:113501. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Key Laboratory of Structure-Based Drug Design & Discovery, Ministry of Education, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang, 110016, Liaoning, China.

Lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) is a FAD-dependent enzyme, which has been proposed as a promising target for therapeutic cancer. Herein, a series of benzofuran derivatives were designed, synthesized and biochemical evaluated as novel LSD1 inhibitors based on scaffold hopping and conformational restriction strategy. Most of the compounds potently suppressed the enzymatic activities of LSD1 and potently inhibited tumor cells proliferation. Read More

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Development and interpretation of a QSAR model for in vitro breast cancer (MCF-7) cytotoxicity of 2-phenylacrylonitriles.

J Comput Aided Mol Des 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Chemistry, Tschannen Science Center, California State University at Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA, 95819, USA.

The Arylhydrocarbon Receptor (AhR), a member of the Per-ARNT-SIM transcription factor family, has been as a potential new target to treat breast cancer sufferers. A series of 2-phenylacrylonitriles targeting AhR has been developed that have shown promising and selective activity against cancerous cell lines while sparing normal non-cancerous cells. A quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) modeling approach was pursued in order to generate a predictive model for cytotoxicity to support ongoing synthetic activities and provide important structure-activity information for new structure design. Read More

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Lipid nanocapsules co-encapsulating paclitaxel and salinomycin for eradicating breast cancer and cancer stem cells.

Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 2021 Apr 19;204:111775. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India. Electronic address:

Cancer stem cells (CSCs) comprise a diminutive population of the tumor but pose major obstacles in cancer treatment, often their presence being correlated with poor prognosis, therapeutic resistance and relapse. Nanocarriers of combined drugs regimes demonstrate improved pharmacokinetics and decreased systemic toxicity by targeting the bulk tumor cells along with CSCs, holding the key to future successful chemotherapy. Herein, we developed lipid nanocapsules (LNCs) with co-encapsulated paclitaxel (PTX) and salinomycin (SAL) to eliminate breast cancer cells (MCF-7; non-bCSCs) and cancer stem cells (bCSCs) respectively. Read More

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Design, synthesis, and anticancer evaluation of novel andrographolide derivatives bearing an α,β-unsaturated ketone moiety.

Bioorg Chem 2021 Apr 24;112:104941. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Department of Medicinal Chemistry, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 211198, China. Electronic address:

A series of 1,2-didehydro-3-ox-andrographolide derivatives based on two Michael acceptors were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their anticancer activity against two human cancer cell lines (HCT116 and MCF-7). All tested compounds exhibited significant growth inhibitory effect on HCT116 and moderate to good inhibitory effect on MCF-7 cell proliferation. Compound 10b displayed the best inhibitory activities against both HCT116 and MCF-7 cell lines, with IC values of 2. Read More

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Bioactive sesterterpenoids from the fungus Penicillium roqueforti YJ-14.

Phytochemistry 2021 Apr 30;187:112762. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Functional Molecules Analysis and Biotransformation Key Laboratory of Universities in Yunnan Province, Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry for Natural Resource, Ministry of Education, School of Chemical Science and Technology, Yunnan University, Kunming, 650091, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Seven previously undescribed sesterterpenes were characterized from Penicillium roqueforti YJ-14 by solid fermentation. Their structures were initially investigated in detail by spectroscopic analyses and HR-ESI-MS and were further confirmed by X-crystallography. In in vitro bioassays, compounds 1, 5 and 7 showed cytotoxic activity against the MCF-7 breast cancer cell line with IC values of 7. Read More

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A new synthetic antitumor naphthoquinone induces ROS-mediated apoptosis with activation of the JNK and p38 signaling pathways.

Chem Biol Interact 2021 Apr 30:109444. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Laboratory of Biological Activity, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Federal University of Amazonas - UFAM, Manaus, Amazonas, 69077-000, Brazil. Electronic address:

Quinones are plant-derived secondary metabolites that present diverse pharmacological properties, including antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and anticancer activities. In the present study, we evaluated the cytotoxic effect of a new naphthoquinone 6b,7-dihydro-5H-cyclopenta[b]naphtho[2,1-d]furan-5,6(9aH)-dione) (CNFD) in different tumor cell lines. CNFD displayed cytotoxic activity against different tumor cell lines, especially in MCF-7 human breast adenocarcinoma cells, which showed IC values of 3. Read More

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Disposition of Dietary Polyphenols in Breast Cancer Patients' Tumors, and their Associated Anticancer Activity: the Particular Case of Curcumin.

Mol Nutr Food Res 2021 May 3:e2100163. Epub 2021 May 3.

Laboratory of Food & Health, Research Group on Quality, Safety and Bioactivity of Plant Foods, CEBAS-CSIC, 30100 Campus de Espinardo, Murcia, Spain.

Scope: Some polyphenol-derived metabolites reach human breast cancer (BC) tissues at concentrations that induce cell senescence. However, this is unknown for isoflavones, curcuminoids, and lignans. We evaluated here their metabolic profiling in normal (NT) and malignant (MT) mammary tissues of newly-diagnosed BC patients and explored the tissue-occurring metabolites' anticancer activity. Read More

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Protease Secretion Visualization and Metastatic Lymph Nodes Imaging a Cell Membrane-Anchored Upconversion Nanoprobe.

Anal Chem 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

State Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Life Science, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China.

Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) secretion is highly associated with tumor invasion and metastasis; therefore, monitoring MMP secretion is important for disease progression study and therapy choosing. Though working well for intracellular MMP imaging, the performance of current MMP detection probes is impaired in secretion monitoring due to the diffusion of MMP in an extracellular environment after secretion and low secreted amount. Here, we design a cell membrane-anchored ratiometric upconversion nanoprobe (UCNPs-Cy3/Pep-QSY7/Ab) for MMP secretion visualization. Read More

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Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles by : Characterization, Optimization, and Biological Activities.

Front Bioeng Biotechnol 2021 15;9:633468. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Botany and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt.

In this study, mycelial filtrate of BA6 was used to reduce AgNO to form silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). The effect of seven independent variables on the diameter of AgNPs was studied by applying design of experiments (DOE). At optimal conditions, the diameter of AgNPs was reduced by approximately 26. Read More

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Improvement of Targeted Chemotherapy of HER2-positive Ovarian Malignant Cell Line by Z-Idarubicin Conjugate: An in vitro Study.

Iran J Pathol 2021 20;16(2):109-118. Epub 2020 Dec 20.

Hyperlipidemia Research Center, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

Background & Objective: Overexpression of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) causes cell transformation and development of various types of malignancies. Idarubicin is an effective anti-neoplastic drug but its specific delivery to the targeted cells is still a great challenge. Affibody as a cost-effective peptide molecule with low molecular weight has a high affinity for HER2 receptors. Read More

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December 2020

Recombinant Human erythropoietin reduces viability of MCF-7 breast cancer cells from 3D culture without caspase activation.

Saudi J Biol Sci 2021 Apr 11;28(4):2549-2557. Epub 2021 Feb 11.

College of Science, Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia.

Recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) is the erythropoiesis-stimulating hormone that is being used concurrently with chemotherapeutic drugs in the treatment of anemia of cancer. The effect of rHuEPO on cancer cells in 3-dimensional (3D) cultures is not known. The objective of the study was to determine the effect of rHuEPO on the viability of MCF-7 breast cancer cells from 2-dimensional (2D) and 3D cell cultures. Read More

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AFM-based indentation method for measuring the relaxation property of living cells.

J Biomech 2021 Apr 19;122:110444. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Institute of Biomechanics and Medical Engineering, AML, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China. Electronic address:

Probing the mechanical properties of cells is critical for understanding their deformation behaviors and biological functions. Although some methods have been proposed to characterize the elastic properties of cells, it is still difficult to measure their time-dependent properties. This paper investigates the use of atomic force microscope (AFM) to determine the reduced relaxation modulus of cells. Read More

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Molecular characteristics supporting l-Type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT1)-mediated translocation.

Bioorg Chem 2021 Apr 22;112:104921. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, P.O. Box 1627, FI-70211 Kuopio, Finland. Electronic address:

l-Type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT1) is an interesting protein due to its peculiar expression profile. It can be utilized not only as a carrier for improved or targeted drug delivery, e.g. Read More

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Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel imidazole-chalcone derivatives as potential anticancer agents and tubulin polymerization inhibitors.

Bioorg Chem 2021 Apr 20;112:104904. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Biotechnology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran; Department of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Novel imidazole-chalcone derivatives were designed and synthesized as tubulin polymerization inhibitors and anticancer agents. The antiproliferative activity of the imidazole-chalcone was assessed on some human cancer cell lines including A549 (adenocarcinoma human alveolar basal epithelial cells), MCF-7 (human breast cancer cells), MCF-7/MX (mitoxantrone resistant human breast cancer cells), and HEPG2 (human hepatocellular carcinoma cells). Generally, the imidazole-chalcone derivatives exhibited more cytotoxicity on A549 cancer cells in comparison to the other three cell lines, among them compounds 9j' and 9g showed significant cytotoxicity with IC values ranging from 7. Read More

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Initial assessment of suitability of MCF-7 and HepG2 cancer cell lines for AQP3 research in cancer biology.

Acta Histochem 2021 Apr 29;123(4):151716. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Histology and Developmental Biology, Pomeranian Medical University, Żołnierska 48, 71-210, Szczecin, Poland.

Cancer cell lines are widely used as in vitro models to elucidate biological processes in cancer, and as a tool to evaluate anticancer agents. In fact, the use of an appropriate cancer cell line in cancer research is crucial for investigating new, potential factors involved in carcinogenesis. One of them is aquaporin-3 (AQP3), which is a small, hydrophobic, integral membrane protein with a predominant role in water and glycerol transport. Read More

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Bimetallic Au@Pd nanodendrite system incorporating multimodal intracellular imaging for improved doxorubicin antitumor efficiency.

Int J Pharm 2021 Apr 29:120661. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Institute for Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability (iNanoWS), College of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of South Africa, Science Park Florida, Johannesburg 1710, South Africa.

The sufficient accumulation of drugs is crucial for efficient treatment in a complex tumor microenvironment. Drug delivery systems (DDS) with high surface area and selective cytotoxicity present a novel approach to mitigate insufficient drug loading for improved therapeutic response. Herein, a doxorubicin-conjugated bimetallic gold-core palladium-shell nanocarrier with multiple dense arrays of branches (Au@PdNDs. Read More

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Expression and purification of a recombinant ELRL-MAP30 with Dual-targeting anti-tumor bioactivity.

Protein Expr Purif 2021 Apr 29:105893. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

College of Life Science, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou 310053, China. Electronic address:

MAP30 (Momordica antiviral protein 30kD) is a single-chain Ⅰ-type ribosome inactivating protein with a variety of biological activities, including anti-tumor ability. It was reported that MAP30 would serve as a novel and relatively safe agent for prophylaxis and treatment of liver cancer. To determine whether adding two tumor targeting peptides could improve the antitumour activities of MAP30, we genetically modified MAP30 with an RGD motif and a EGFRi motif, which is a ligand with high affinity for αvβ3 integrins and with high affinity for EGFR. Read More

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Self-assembled biodegradable core-shell nanocomposites of amphiphilic retinoic acid-LMW bPEI conjugates exhibit enhanced transgene expression in hepatocellular carcinoma cells with inherent anticancer properties.

J Pharm Sci 2021 Apr 29. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Nucleic Acids Research Laboratory, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Mall Road, Delhi-110007, India; Academy of Scientific and Innovation Research (AcSIR), Ghaziabad- 201002, India. Electronic address:

Low molecular weight branched polyethylenimines (LMW bPEIs) are almost non-toxic but display poor transfection efficiency due to lack of adequate complexation ability with nucleic acids followed by transportation across the cell membrane. Here, a series of amphiphilic retinoyl-bPEI conjugates (RP-1, RP-2 and RP-3) has been synthesized by allowing the reaction between bPEI (1.8 kDa) and a bioactive and hydrophobic vitamin A metabolite, all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA), in varying amounts. Read More

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