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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099762/human-transporters-pept1-2-facilitate-melatonin-transportation-into-mitochondria-of-cancer-cells-an-implication-of-the-therapeutic-potential
#1
Xiaokui Huo, Chao Wang, Zhenlong Yu, Yulin Peng, Shumei Wang, Shengnan Feng, Shouji Zhang, Xiangge Tian, Chengpeng Sun, Kexin Liu, Sa Deng, Xiaochi Ma
Melatonin is present in virtually all organisms from bacteria to mammals, and it exhibits a broad spectrum of biological functions, including synchronization of circadian rhythms and oncostatic activity. Several functions of melatonin are mediated by its membrane receptors but others are receptor-independent. For the latter, melatonin is required to penetrate membrane and enters intracellular compartments. However, the mechanism by which melatonin enters cells remains debatable. In the current study, it was identified that melatonin and its sulfation metabolites were the substrates of oligopeptide transporter (PEPT) 1/2 and organic anion transporter (OAT) 3, respectively...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099758/melatonin-alleviates-cadmium-induced-liver-injury-by-inhibiting-the-txnip-nlrp3-inflammasome
#2
Zhengwang Cao, Yiliang Fang, Yonghui Lu, Dunxian Tan, Changhong Du, Yuming Li, Qinlong Ma, Junmei Yu, Mengyan Chen, Chao Zhou, Liping Pei, Lei Zhang, Haiying Ran, Mindi He, Zhengping Yu, Zhou Zhou
Cadmium (Cd) is a persistent environmental and occupational contaminant that accumulates in the liver and induces oxidative stress and inflammation. Melatonin possesses potent hepatoprotective properties against the development and progression of acute and chronic liver injury. Nevertheless, the molecular mechanism underlying the protective effects of melatonin against Cd-induced hepatotoxicity remains obscure. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the effects of melatonin on Cd-induced liver inflammation and hepatocyte death...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095641/melatonin-ameliorates-alcohol-induced-bile-acid-synthesis-by-enhancing-mir-497-expression
#3
Yong Deuk Kim, Seung-Lark Hwang, Eun-Joo Lee, Hyeong-Mi Kim, Myung-Jin Chung, Ahmed K Elfadl, Sung-Eun Lee, Balachandar Nedumaran, Robert A Harris, Kyu-Shik Jeong
Alcoholic liver disease is a major cause of chronic liver disease worldwide and cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1R) is involved in a diverse metabolic diseases. B-cell translocation gene 2 (BTG2) and yin yang 1 (YY1) are a potent regulator of biological conditions. Melatonin plays a crucial role in regulating diverse physiological functions and metabolic homeostasis. MicroRNAs are key regulators of various biological processes. Herein, we demonstrate that melatonin improves bile acid synthesis in the liver of alcohol-fed mice by controlling miR-497 expression...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095627/melatonin-regulates-lipid-metabolism-in-porcine-oocytes
#4
Jun-Xue Jin, Sanghoon Lee, Anukul Taweechaipaisankul, Geon A Kim, Byeong Chun Lee
It is being increasingly recognized that the processes of lipogenesis and lipolysis are important for providing an essential energy source during oocyte maturation and embryo development. Recent studies demonstrated that melatonin has a role in lipid metabolism regulation, including lipogenesis, lipolysis and mitochondrial biogenesis. In this study, we attempted to investigate the effects of melatonin on lipid metabolism during porcine oocyte in vitro maturation. Melatonin treatment significantly enhanced the number of lipid droplets (LDs) and upregulated gene expression related to lipogenesis (ACACA, FASN, PPARγ, and SREBF1)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095626/hsfa1a-upregulates-melatonin-biosynthesis-to-confer-cadmium-tolerance-in-tomato-plants
#5
Shu-Yu Cai, Yun Zhang, You-Ping Xu, Zhen-Yu Qi, Meng-Qi Li, Golam Jalal Ahammed, Xiao-Jian Xia, Kai Shi, Yan-Hong Zhou, Russel J Reiter, Jing-Quan Yu, Jie Zhou
Melatonin regulates broad aspects of plant responses to various biotic and abiotic stresses, but the upstream regulation of melatonin biosynthesis by these stresses remains largely unknown. Herein, we demonstrate that transcription factor heat shock factor A1a (HsfA1a) conferred cadmium (Cd) tolerance to tomato plants, in part through its positive role in inducing melatonin biosynthesis under Cd stress. Analysis of leaf phenotype, chlorophyll content and photosynthetic efficiency revealed that silencing of the HsfA1a gene decreased Cd tolerance, whereas its overexpression enhanced plant tolerance to Cd...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095625/potentiation-of-biological-effects-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-ischemic-conditions-by-melatonin-via-upregulation-of-cellular-prion-protein-expression
#6
Jun Hee Lee, Yong-Seok Han, Sang Hun Lee
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are promising candidates for stem cell-based therapy in ischemic diseases. However, ischemic injury induces pathophysiological conditions, such as oxidative stress and inflammation, which diminish therapeutic efficacy of MSC-based therapy by reducing survival and functionality of transplanted MSCs. To overcome this problem, we explored the effects of melatonin on the proliferation, resistance to oxidative stress, and immunomodulatory properties of MSCs. Treatment with melatonin enhanced MSC proliferation and self-renewal via upregulation of cellular prion protein (PrP(C) ) expression...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987529/melatonin-promotes-circadian-rhythm-induced-proliferation-through-interaction-of-clock-hdac3-c-myc-in-mice-adipose-tissue
#7
Zhenjiang Liu, Lu Gan, Dan Luo, Chao Sun
Melatonin is synthesized in the pineal gland and controls circadian rhythm of peripheral adipose tissue, resulting in changes in body weight. Although core regulatory components of clock rhythmicity have been defined, insight into the mechanisms of circadian rhythm-mediated proliferation in adipose tissue is still limited. Here, we showed that melatonin (20 mg/kg/day) promoted circadian and proliferation processes in white adipose tissue. The circadian amplitudes of brain and muscle aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator-like 1 (Bmal1, p < 0...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889913/long-term-melatonin-treatment-delays-ovarian-aging
#8
Hiroshi Tamura, Mai Kawamoto, Shun Sato, Isao Tamura, Ryo Maekawa, Toshiaki Taketani, Hiromi Aasada, Eiichi Takaki, Akira Nakai, Russel J Reiter, Norihiro Sugino
Ovarian aging is characterized by gradual declines in oocyte quantity and quality. Melatonin is considered an anti-aging agent due to its cytoprotective actions as an antioxidant. The present study examined whether long-term melatonin treatment would delay ovarian aging in mice. Female ICR mice (10 weeks old) were given melatonin-containing water (100 μg/ml; melatonin) or water only until 43 weeks of age. Their oocytes were recovered from the oviduct, and in vitro fertilization was performed. The ovaries were used for a histological analysis of the number of follicles...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865009/melatonin-synergizes-the-chemotherapeutic-effect-of-5-fluorouracil-in-colon-cancer-by-suppressing-pi3k-akt-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inos-signaling-pathways
#9
Yue Gao, Xiangsheng Xiao, Changlin Zhang, Wendan Yu, Wei Guo, Zhifeng Zhang, Zhenglin Li, Xu Feng, Jiaojiao Hao, Kefang Zhang, Bingyi Xiao, Miao Chen, Wenlin Huang, Shunbin Xiong, Xiaojun Wu, Wuguo Deng
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is one of the most commonly used chemotherapeutic agents in colon cancer treatment, but has a narrow therapeutic index limited by its toxicity. Melatonin exerts antitumor activity in various cancers, but it has never been combined with 5-FU as an anticolon cancer treatment to improve the chemotherapeutic effect of 5-FU. In this study, we assessed such combinational use in colon cancer and investigated whether melatonin could synergize the antitumor effect of 5-FU. We found that melatonin significantly enhanced the 5-FU-mediated inhibition of cell proliferation, colony formation, cell migration and invasion in colon cancer cells...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862280/melatonin-is-required-for-h2-o2-and-no-mediated-defense-signaling-through-mapkkk3-and-oxi1-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#10
Hyoung Yool Lee, Kyoungwhan Back
Melatonin influences plant innate immunity through the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway. However, the most upstream MAPK component in melatonin signaling and the dependence of generation of a reactive oxygen species (ROS) burst on melatonin synthesis and signaling remain unclear. In this study, treatment of several mekk (alias mapkkk)-knockout Arabidopsis mutants with melatonin revealed that the MAPKKK3 and OXI1 (oxidative signal-inducible1) kinases are responsible for triggering melatonin-induced defense signaling pathways...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862268/novel-protective-role-of-nuclear-melatonin-receptor-ror%C3%AE-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
#11
Yichao Zhao, Longwei Xu, Song Ding, Nan Lin, Qingqi Ji, Lingchen Gao, Yuanyuan Su, Jun Pu, Ben He
Diabetic cardiomyopathy is a major complication that significantly contributes to morbidity and mortality in diabetics with few therapies. Moreover, anti-diabetic drugs reported inconsistent or even adverse cardiovascular effects, suggesting it is important to exploit novel therapeutic targets against diabetic cardiomyopathy. Here, we observed that the nuclear melatonin receptor, the retinoic acid-related orphan receptor α (RORα), was downregulated in diabetic hearts. By utilizing a mouse line with RORα disruption, we demonstrated that RORα deficiency led to significantly augmented diastolic dysfunction and cardiac remodeling induced by diabetes...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019713/corrigendum
#12
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January 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763686/melatonin-and-the-pathologies-of-weakened-or-dysregulated-circadian-oscillators
#13
REVIEW
Rüdiger Hardeland
Dynamic aspects of melatonin's actions merit increasing future attention. This concerns particularly entirely different effects in senescent, weakened oscillators and in dysregulated oscillators of cancer cells that may be epigenetically blocked. This is especially obvious in the case of sirtuin 1, which is upregulated by melatonin in aged tissues, but strongly downregulated in several cancer cells. These findings are not at all controversial, but are explained on the basis of divergent changes in weakened and dysregulated oscillators...
January 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753144/melatonin-rescues-cardiac-thioredoxin-system-during-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-acute-hyperglycemic-state-by-restoring-notch1-hes1-akt-signaling-in-a-membrane-receptor-dependent-manner
#14
Liming Yu, Chongxi Fan, Zhi Li, Jian Zhang, Xiaodong Xue, Yinli Xu, Guolong Zhao, Yang Yang, Huishan Wang
Stress hyperglycemia is commonly observed in patients suffering from ischemic heart disease. It not only worsens cardiovascular prognosis but also attenuates the efficacies of various cardioprotective agents. This study aimed to investigate the protective effect of melatonin against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (MI/R) injury in acute hyperglycemic state with a focus on Notch1/Hes1/Akt signaling and intracellular thioredoxin (Trx) system. Sprague Dawley rats were subjected to MI/R surgery and high-glucose (HG, 500 g/L) infusion (4 mL/kg/h) to induce temporary hyperglycemia...
January 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736028/effect-of-intravenous-and-intracoronary-melatonin-as-an-adjunct-to-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-acute-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-results-of-the-melatonin-adjunct-in-the-acute-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-angioplasty-trial
#15
Alberto Dominguez-Rodriguez, Pedro Abreu-Gonzalez, Jose M de la Torre-Hernandez, Julia Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Tamara Garcia-Camarero, Luciano Consuegra-Sanchez, Maria Del Mar Garcia-Saiz, Ana Aldea-Perona, Tirso Virgos-Aller, Agueda Azpeitia, Russel J Reiter
The MARIA randomized trial evaluated the efficacy and safety of melatonin for the reduction of reperfusion injury in patients undergoing revascularization for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This was a prespecified interim analysis. A total of 146 patients presenting with STEMI within 6 hours of chest pain onset were randomized to receive intravenous and intracoronary melatonin (n=73) or placebo (n=73) during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). Primary endpoint was myocardial infarct size as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 6 ± 2 days...
January 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736013/igfbp3-and-mapk-erk-signaling-mediates-melatonin-induced-antitumor-activity-in-prostate-cancer
#16
Juan C Mayo, David Hevia, Isabel Quiros-Gonzalez, Aida Rodriguez-Garcia, Pedro Gonzalez-Menendez, Vanesa Cepas, Iván Gonzalez-Pola, Rosa M Sainz
Treatment of prostate cancer (PCa), a leading cause of cancer among males, lacks successful strategies especially in advanced, hormone-refractory stages. Some clinical studies have shown an increase in neuroendocrine-like cells parallel to the tumor progression but their exact role is a matter of debate. The prostate is a well-known target for melatonin, which reduces PCa cells proliferation and induces neuroendocrine differentiation. To evaluate the mechanisms underlying the indole effects on neuroendocrine differentiation and its impact on PCa progression, we used a cell culture model (LNCaP) and a murine model (TRAMP)...
January 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706852/cancer-metastasis-mechanisms-of-inhibition-by-melatonin
#17
REVIEW
Shih-Chi Su, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Wei-En Yang, Wen-Hung Chung, Russel J Reiter, Shun-Fa Yang
Melatonin is a naturally occurring molecule secreted by the pineal gland and known as a gatekeeper of circadian clocks. Mounting evidence indicates that melatonin, employing multiple and interrelated mechanisms, exhibits a variety of oncostatic properties in a myriad of tumors during different stages of their progression. Tumor metastasis, which commonly occurs at the late stage, is responsible for the majority of cancer deaths; metastases lead to the development of secondary tumors distant from a primary site...
January 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706848/melatonin-attenuates-postmyocardial-infarction-injury-via-increasing-tom70-expression
#18
Hai-Feng Pei, Juan-Ni Hou, Fei-Peng Wei, Qiang Xue, Fan Zhang, Cheng-Fei Peng, Yi Yang, Yue Tian, Juan Feng, Jin Du, Lei He, Xiu-Chuan Li, Er-He Gao, De Li, Yong-Jian Yang
Mitochondrial dysfunction leads to reactive oxygen species (ROS) overload, exacerbating injury in myocardial infarction (MI). As a receptor for translocases in the outer mitochondrial membrane (Tom) complex, Tom70 has an unknown function in MI, including melatonin-induced protection against MI injury. We delivered specific small interfering RNAs against Tom70 or lentivirus vectors carrying Tom70a sequences into the left ventricles of mice or to cultured neonatal murine ventricular myocytes (NMVMs). At 48 h post-transfection, the left anterior descending coronary arteries of mice were permanently ligated, while the NMVMs underwent continuous hypoxia...
January 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696525/melatonin-alleviates-postinfarction-cardiac-remodeling-and-dysfunction-by-inhibiting-mst1
#19
Jianqiang Hu, Lei Zhang, Yang Yang, Yanjie Guo, Yanhong Fan, Mingming Zhang, Wanrong Man, Erhe Gao, Wei Hu, Russel J Reiter, Haichang Wang, Dongdong Sun
Melatonin reportedly protects against several cardiovascular diseases including ischemia/reperfusion (I/R), atherosclerosis, and hypertension. The present study investigated the effects and mechanisms of melatonin on cardiomyocyte autophagy, apoptosis, and mitochondrial injury in the context of myocardial infarction (MI). We demonstrated that melatonin significantly alleviated cardiac dysfunction after MI. Four weeks after MI, echocardiography and Masson staining indicated that melatonin notably mitigated adverse left ventricle remodeling...
January 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696512/melatonin-prevents-deregulation-of-the-sphingosine-kinase-sphingosine-1-phosphate-signaling-pathway-in-a-mouse-model-of-diethylnitrosamine-induced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#20
Diana I Sánchez, Bárbara González-Fernández, Beatriz San-Miguel, Juan Ortiz de Urbina, Irene Crespo, Javier González-Gallego, María J Tuñón
The sphingosine kinase (SphK)/sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) pathway is involved in multiple biological processes, including carcinogenesis. Melatonin shows beneficial effects in cell and animal models of hepatocellular carcinoma, but it is unknown if they are associated with the modulation of the SphK/S1P system, along with different downstream signaling pathways modified in cancer. We investigated the effects of melatonin in mice which received diethylnitrosamine (DEN) (35 mg/kg body weight i.p) once a week for 8 weeks...
January 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
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