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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914393/costunolide-induces-micronuclei-formation-chromosomal-aberrations-cytostasis-and-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptosis-in-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells
#1
Soma Shiva Nageswara Rao Singireesu, Sunil Misra, Sujan Kumar Mondal, Suresh Yerramsetty, Nivedita Sahu, Suresh Babu K
Costunolide (CE) is a sesquiterpene lactone well-known for its antihepatotoxic, antiulcer, and anticancer activities. The present study focused on the evaluation of the cytogenetic toxicity and cellular death-inducing potential of CE in CHO cells, an epithelial cell line derived from normal ovary cells of Chinese hamster. The cytotoxic effect denoting MTT assay has shown an IC50 value of 7.56 μM CE, where 50% proliferation inhibition occurs. The oxidative stress caused by CE was confirmed based on GSH depletion induced cell death, conspicuously absent in N-acetylcysteine (GSH precursor) pretreated cells...
September 15, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871429/elucidating-the-rapid-action-of-2-2-chlorophenyl-ethylbiguanide-on-ht-29-cells-under-a-serum-and-glucose-deprived-condition
#2
Kentaro Oh-Hashi, Shiori Matsumoto, Takayuki Sakai, Yuki Nomura, Kensuke Okuda, Hideko Nagasawa, Yoko Hirata
We recently demonstrated the cytotoxic action of a novel phenformin derivative, 2-(2-chlorophenyl)ethylbiguanide (2-Cl-Phen), on HT-29 cells under a serum- and glucose-deprived condition. In that study, we showed that the ATF6 arm of the ER stress pathway and c-Myc expression were downregulated 12 h after the treatment with 2-Cl-Phen. Through characterization of intracellular events at the early phase of the 2-Cl-Phen treatment before noticeable morphological changes, we found rapid fluctuations in the c-Myc and ATF4 proteins but not in their mRNAs in 2-Cl-Phen-treated HT-29 cells under the serum- and glucose-deprived condition...
September 5, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828704/magic-wands-of-crispr-lots-of-choices-for-gene-knock-in
#3
EDITORIAL
Tetsushi Sakuma, Takashi Yamamoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 21, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822000/effects-of-fusariotoxin-co-exposure-on-thp-1-human-immune-cells
#4
Marie-Caroline Smith, Stéphanie Madec, Samuel Troadec, Emmanuel Coton, Nolwenn Hymery
Deoxynivalenol (DON), nivalenol (NIV), T-2 toxin (T2), fumonisin B1 (FB1), zearalenone (ZEA), and moniliformin (MON) mycotoxins are common food and feed contaminants produced by Fusarium spp. However, while they are usually found to co-occur in a large range of commodities, only few data are available on mycotoxin co-exposure effects and cellular response mechanisms. In this study, the individual and combined toxic effects of these fusariotoxins were evaluated on the THP-1 human immune cell line as major fusariotoxins are mostly potent immunomodulators...
August 18, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815372/do-trpv1-antagonists-increase-the-risk-for-skin-tumourigenesis-a-collaborative-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-assessment
#5
Miyoung Park, Anita A Naidoo, Angie Burns, Jin Kyu Choi, Kelly M Gatfield, Martin Vidgeon-Hart, Il-Hong Bae, Chang Seok Lee, Gyeyoung Choi, Andrew J Powell, Young-Ho Park, Rajni Fagg
A recent hypothesis suggesting that the pharmacological target TRPV1 (transient receptor potential vanilloid subfamily, member 1) may function as a tumour suppressor, which potentially impacts the development of TRPV1 antagonist therapeutics for a range of conditions. However, little is known about the long-term physiologic effects of TRPV1 blockade in the skin. In vitro and in vivo studies suggested that the potent TRPV1 competitive antagonist AMG-9810 promoted proliferation in N/TERT1 cells (telomerase-immortalised primary human keratinocytes 1) and tumour development in mouse skin that was mediated through EGFR/Akt/mTOR signalling...
August 16, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779230/selection-of-aecopd-specific-immunomodulatory-biomarkers-by-integrating-genomics-and-proteomics-with-clinical-informatics
#6
Lin Shi, Bijun Zhu, Menglin Xu, Xiangdong Wang
Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) as a serious event has high mortality and medical costs. Systemic inflammation and immune response are the major factors influencing the outcome and quality of patient with AECOPD. On basis of identification and validation of AECOPD-specific inflammatory biomarkers, the present study aimed to identify AECOPD-specific immunomodulatory mediators by evaluating dynamic genomic and proteomic profiles of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and plasma in patients with AECOPD on day 1, 3, and 10 after the hospital admission, to compare with healthy controls or patients with stable COPD...
August 4, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741157/eicosapentaenoic-acid-protects-cardiomyoblasts-from-lipotoxicity-in-an-autophagy-dependent-manner
#7
Hsiu-Ching Hsu, Sin-Jin Li, Ching-Yi Chen, Ming-Fong Chen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The cardiovascular health benefits of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) have been demonstrated previously; however, the exact mechanism underlying them remains unclear. Our previous study found that lipotoxicity induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis via the inhibition of autophagy. Accordingly, in this study, we investigated whether EPA attenuated lipotoxicity-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis through autophagy regulation. The role of EPA in mitochondrial dynamics was analyzed as well...
July 24, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733864/can-single-cell-rna-sequencing-crack-the-mystery-of-cells
#8
EDITORIAL
William Wang, Danyan Gao, Xiangdong Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721573/exposure-to-silver-nanoparticles-affects-viability-and-function-of-natural-killer-cells-mostly-via-the-release-of-ions
#9
Loretta Müller, Selina K Steiner, Laura Rodriguez-Lorenzo, Alke Petri-Fink, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, Philipp Latzin
Natural killer (NK) cells play a crucial role in linking innate and adaptive immune responses, especially during viral infections and tumor surveillance. They have two major effector functions: the killing of stressed/abnormal cells and the release of cytokines. Their activity is regulated via inhibitory and activating surface receptors. At the same time that the production and use of engineered nanoparticles is steadily increasing, the risk for exposure to silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) from consumer products or biomedical applications is growing...
July 18, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656345/cobalt-inhibits-motility-of-axonal-mitochondria-and-induces-axonal-degeneration-in-cultured-dorsal-root-ganglion-cells-of-rat
#10
Shin Kikuchi, Takafumi Ninomiya, Takayuki Kohno, Takashi Kojima, Haruyuki Tatsumi
Cobalt is a trace element that localizes in the human body as cobalamin, also known as vitamin B12. Excessive cobalt exposure induces a peripheral neuropathy, the mechanisms of which are yet to be elucidated. We investigated how cobalt may affect mitochondrial motility in primary cultures of rat dorsal root ganglion (DRG). We observed mitochondrial motility by time-lapse imaging after DsRed2 tagging via lentivirus, mitochondrial structure using transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and axonal swelling using immunocytochemical staining...
June 27, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466226/analysis-of-dna-damage-response-to-ionizing-radiation-in-serum-shock-synchronized-human-fibroblasts
#11
Samantha Corrà, Riccardo Salvadori, Leonardo Bee, Vito Barbieri, Maddalena Mognato
Many aspects of cellular physiology, including cellular response to genotoxic stress, are related to the circadian rhythmicity induced by the molecular clock. The current study investigated if the cellular response to DNA damage is in relation to endogenous expression levels of the PER2 protein, a key component of the molecular regulatory system that confers rhythmicity in mammalian cells. Human normal fibroblasts (CCD-34Lu) were subjected to serum shock to induce circadian oscillations of the PER2 protein and then irradiated with γ- rays at times corresponding to the trough and peak expression of the PER2 protein...
August 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144824/cellular-reprogramming-for-clinical-cartilage-repair
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REVIEW
Britta J H Driessen, Colin Logie, Lucienne A Vonk
The repair of articular cartilage needs a sufficient number of chondrocytes to replace the defect tissue, and therefore, expansion of cells is generally required. Chondrocytes derived by cellular reprogramming may provide a solution to the limitations of current (stem) cell-based therapies. In this article, two distinct approaches-induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-mediated reprogramming and direct lineage conversion-are analysed and compared according to criteria that encompass the qualification of the method and the derived chondrocytes for the purpose of clinical application...
August 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638956/dynamic-phenotypes-illustrating-a-single-cell-odyssey
#13
EDITORIAL
William Wang, Bijun Zhu, Xiangdong Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 21, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638955/lipopolysaccharide-induced-ccn1-production-enhances-interleukin-6-secretion-in-bronchial-epithelial-cells
#14
Lin Shi, Nian Dong, Dongxiang Ji, Xiaomin Huang, Zhaojian Ying, Xiangdong Wang, Chengshui Chen
Acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS) is a clinical complication caused by primary or secondary lung injury, as well as by systemic inflammation. Researches regarding molecular pathophysiology of ALI/ARDS are immerging with an ultimate aim towards developing prognostic molecular biomarkers and molecule-based therapy. However, the molecular mechanisms concerning ALI/ARDS are still not completely understood. The purpose of the present study was to identify a crucial role of CCN1 in inflammatory microenvironment during ALI/ARDS and focus on a potential communication between CCN1 and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in the airway epithelial cells...
June 21, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589243/rnai-targeting-stmn-alleviates-the-resistance-to-taxol-and-collectively-contributes-to-down-regulate-the-malignancy-of-nsclc-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#15
Dan Long, Ting Yu, Xian Chen, Ying Liao, Xuechi Lin
Stathmin (STMN) plays a vital role in maintaining the malignant behavior of cancer through directly regulating microtubule dynamics equilibrium. Taxol, an effective chemotherapeutics mainly acting to promote microtubule polymerization, has been commercially applied in treating solid tumors, which results in serious drug resistance. Our study demonstrated that STMN RNA interference (RNAi) enlarged taxol-induced inhibitions in cellular proliferation, colony formation, and multidimensional spaces of cell immigration and decreased half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) of taxol in nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) NCI-H1299 cells; STMN RNAi and taxol jointly attenuated the expressions of extracellular regulated kinase (ERK), nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) and B cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2), but up regulated Bax expression and initiated intrinsic cell death pathway by activating caspase-3 and caspase-9, while inhibited interleukin 10 (IL-10) autocrine from cell culture supernatant and xenografted mouse serum, as well as intracellular expressions of IL-10 protein and mRNA in vitro; additionally, neutralizing IL-10 alone would incur cell apoptosis to some degree; the further study confirmed that RNAi targeting STMN promoted the sensitivity of taxol in different NSCLC cells...
June 7, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474250/single-cell-crispr-screening-in-drug-resistance
#16
EDITORIAL
William Wang, Xiangdong Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064403/knockdown-of-clusterin-alters-mitochondrial-dynamics-facilitates-necrosis-in-camptothecin-induced-cancer-stem-cells
#17
Parthasarathy Arumugam, Annie Samson, Jieun Ki, Joon Myong Song
The existence of a well-established drug resistance mechanism in cancer stem cells (CSC) complicates the cancer treatment. Clusterin (CLU) plays a key role in maintaining the integrity of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) during drug-induced stress. Hence, silencing the CLU could significantly reduce the inherent drug resistance mechanism of CSC. The combination of drug-induced cytotoxicity, as well as the suppression of drug resistance in CSC, could circumvent the recurrence capability of the tumor. In the present study, camptothecin (CPT)-induced apoptosis and necrosis in CSC with and without siCLU treatment were simultaneously measured using Qdot-based total internal reflection fluorescence microscope (TIRF)...
June 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039590/ten-years-of-ipsc-clinical-potential-and-advances-in-vitro-hematopoietic-differentiation
#18
REVIEW
Bárbara Cristina Martins Fernandes Paes, Pablo Diego Moço, Cristiano Gonçalves Pereira, Geciane Silveira Porto, Elisa Maria de Sousa Russo, Luiza Cunha Junqueira Reis, Dimas Tadeu Covas, Virginia Picanço-Castro
Ten years have passed since the first publication announcing the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Issues related to ethics, immune rejection, and cell availability seemed to be solved following this breakthrough. The development of iPSC technology allows advances in in vitro cell differentiation for cell therapy purpose and other clinical applications. This review provides a perspective on the iPSC potential for cell therapies, particularly for hematological applications. We discuss the advances in in vitro hematopoietic differentiation, the possibilities to employ iPSC in hematology studies, and their potential clinical application in hematologic diseases...
June 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987184/look-who-s-talking-the-crosstalk-between-oxidative-stress-and-autophagy-supports-exosomal-dependent-release-of-hcv-particles
#19
REVIEW
Regina Medvedev, Eberhard Hildt, Daniela Ploen
Autophagy is a highly conserved and regulated intracellular lysosomal degradation pathway that is essential for cell survival. Dysregulation has been linked to the development of various human diseases, including neurodegeneration and tumorigenesis, infection, and aging. Besides, many viruses hijack the autophagosomal pathway to support their life cycle. The hepatitis C virus (HCV), a major cause of chronic liver diseases worldwide, has been described to induce autophagy. The autophagosomal pathway can be further activated in response to elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
June 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981389/pro-differentiating-effects-of-a-synthetic-flavagline-on-human-teratocarcinomal-cancer-stem-like-cells
#20
Fathi Emhemmed, Sarah Ali Azouaou, Qian Zhao, Aline Appert-Collin, Amar Bennasroune, Valérie B Schini-Kerth, Christian D Muller, Laurent Désaubry, Guy Fuhrmann
As initiators of the carcinogenic process, cancer stem cells (CSCs) are considered as new targets for anti-cancer therapies. However, these cells are hidden in the cancer bulk and remain relatively insensitive to chemotherapy, which targets their proliferative capacities. Alternatively, growing evidences have pointed out that a differentiation therapy could adversely affect these cells, which consequently should lose their self-renewal properties and become less aggressive. In order to evaluate the differentiation potential of an emerging class of anti-cancer drugs, we used the poorly differentiated teratocarcinomal cell as a model of Oct4-expressing CSC and determined the molecular mechanisms induced by the highly active flavagline FL3...
June 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
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