|Critical factors for successful RNAi experiments in primary cells and hard to transfect cell lines|
Markus Zumbansen1, Nicole Spottke1, Sheila Offizier1, Allison St. Amand2, Devin Leake2, Ludger Altrogge1, Meike Weigel1, Sandra Domzalski1, Dietmar Lenz, and Herbert Müller-Hartmann1
The amaxa Nucleofector® Technology is a well established method for effective, non-viral transfection of any nucleic acid substrate into hard-to-transfect cells, especially suspension and primary cells. With the
Nucleofector® 96-well Shuttle® system high throughput applications such as siRNA-library screenings have become amenable for the first time in these cell types. This renders target validation and identification possible
in cell types highly relevant for biomedical research. Here we dis
|Improving rural livelihoods through development of vegetable-based postharvest technologies in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam|
Christian Genova, Katinka Weinberger, Jun Acedo, Peter Hanson, Paul Gniffke and Manuel Palada
RETA 6208 is an ADB-funded project whose main goal is to reduce poverty, enhance rural economic development, and improve food security in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam through promotion of the vegetable postharvest sector. The specific objectives are to: (i) reduce postharvest losses of high volume, high value vegetable commodities; and (ii) develop and promote low-cost postharvest technologies in collaboration with both public and private sectors.
|DOCKING STUDIES OF A NEW HETEROCYCLIC METHYLTHIOMORPHOLIN PHENOLS DERIVATIVES AS ANTIHYPERTENSIVE DRUGS WITH ACE TARGET.CASE FESCDIPINE II |
1V. Vázquez,1O. Vázquez, 1,2M.A.Balboa, 1A. Ma. Velázquez, 1V.H. Abrego, 1B.Camacho, 1L. Martínez, 1L.A. Torres, 1A. Ramírez, 1I.Martínez, 3R.López-Castañares, 1S.Díaz-Barriga, 4J. Bocanegra, 4Froylan Gómez-Laguna, 1F. Olvera, 1E.Angeles.
As part of the Drug Design in Medicinal Chemistry Program of the UNAM, new methylthiomorpholinphenol compounds with cardiovascular effect, were studied. One of them, FESCDIPINE II, was an excellent antihypertensive drug, that has low toxicity and preliminary studies indicate that the Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) system is the biological target of this compound.
|Combination of a transient assay based ChIP technology and transcriptome analyses for the exploration of potential transcription factor binding sites|
Shu-Jen Chou (presenter), Li-Teh Chen, Yi-Hang Li, Chiung-swey Joanne Chang and Shu-Hsing Wu
1. Combination of protoplast transient expression system and Nickel resin based purification is an useful approach for chromatin enrichment that can be used to identify transcription factor’s potential target genes. 2.Comparison our ChIP-on-chip target genes with in vivo binding targets using two whole genome tiling array platforms showing high degree of overlap between two methods.
|A high-throughput protein array-based approach |
Rachel Van Dyk, Claudia Kirisits, Paul Potter, Fook Tim Chew, Reinhard Hiller
Here we present a novel discovery-oriented high-throughput approach to the screening of allergen reactivates in crude biological extracts is presented using seafood allergens as an example. The CPGR workflow permits the effective screening of hundreds of putative allergens in parallel using minute amounts of patient serum and constitutes a cost-efficient allergen-specific antibody screening method for a routine diagnostic setting.
|Apoptosis Inducing Novel microRNA for Breast cancer and Hepatocellular Carcinoma|
Arutselvan Natarajan, Sally J. DeNardo, Mark A. Zern, Senthil K. Venugopal
MicroRNA provides a mechanism to target cancer stem cells and restraint tumors cells permanently; this could lead to promising cancer therapeutics and imaging agents. Apoptosis inducing microRNA was identified to target HCC and breast cancer cells for imaging and therapy.
|SOME BIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF TRITERPENOID ACIDS|
S.N. Morozkina, O.I. Antimonova, E.M. Eremenko*, A.G. Shavva
Ursolic and betulinic acids acids induce the processes of apoptosis. We tested the risk of osteoporosis induction under influence of triterpenoids, since they can interact with glucocorticoid receptors. In experiments on oviriectomized rats we found that acids do not show any negative influence on percentage of mineral components in the femur and have cholesterol-lowering action under experimental conditions.
|THE OSTEOPROTECTIVE ACTION OF 6-OXA-8a-ANALOGUES OF STEROID ESTROGENS|
A.G. Shavva, V.N. Belov, A.Yu. Solovyev, S.N. Morozkina
We synthesized fourteen 6-oxa-8a-estrogens analogues and investigated osteoprotective and uterotropic actions. We demonstrated correlation: every modification in structure of 6-oxa-8-analogues leading to strong (>30%) reduction of uterotropic action induces slump of osteoprotective activity. This allows to make conclusion: main biotarget, responsible for appearance of osteoprotective action is a-estrogen receptor. We found steroid estrogen analogues with cholesterol-lowering properties without u
|A Novel Fluorimetric Assay for the Detection of TACE (a-Secretase)|
Vera Rakhmanova, Xudong Zhu, Fengying Li, Xiaofen Zhong, Anita Hong and Xiaohe Tong
To facilitate high throughput screening of TACE inhibitors, AnaSpec synthesized a novel peptide substrate for TACE using QXL™ 520/5-FAM FRET pair. Using this FRET substrate, AnaSpec developed a new kit – the SensoLyte™ 520 TACE Activity Assay. This kit can be used to detect the activity of the enzyme and for screening of TACE inhibitors. It is highly sensitive and can detect subnanogram amounts of enzyme.