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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127567/the-root-of-actinidia-chinensis-inhibits-hepatocellular-carcinomas-cells-through-lamb3
#1
Jiayun Hou, Lingyan Wang, Duojiao Wu
The root of Actinidia chinensis, as traditional Chinese medicine, has been shown to inhibit cell proliferation in numerous cancer cells. However, the mechanisms underlying its inhibitory activity remain unclear. Death rates of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are increasing, but therapies for advanced HCC are not well developed. We choose the extract from root of Actinidia chinensis (ERAC) to treat the HCC cell lines in vitro, displaying distinct effects on cell proliferation, S-phase cell cycle arrest, and apoptosis...
November 10, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101605/cholesterol-homeostasis-and-cell-proliferation-by-mitogenic-homologs-insulin-benzo-%C3%AE-pyrene-and-uv-radiation
#2
Hemlata Pandey, Ayantika Talukdar, Jeremy S Gangte, S Datta Gupta, N C Chandra
Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) is known to promote the unregulated proliferation of cells that is progression of cancer. We aimed to investigate the effect of mitogens on the expression of cell cycle proteins, nuclear cholesterol and cell proliferation. We observed that insulin and benzo-α-pyrene (BaP) induced the expression of Low-Density Lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) on HepG2 cells, thereby enhancing the uptake of LDL. The internalized LDL increased the concentration of cholesterol in the cytoplasm and nucleus of the cell...
November 3, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063978/mst1-regulates-colorectal-cancer-stress-response-via-inhibiting-bnip3-related-mitophagy-by-activation-of-jnk-p53-pathway
#3
Qi Li, Feng Qi, Xiangchao Meng, Chenpei Zhu, Yingtang Gao
The Hippo-Mst1 pathway is associated with tumor development and progression. However, little evidence is available for its role in colorectal cancer (CRC) stress response via mitochondrial homeostasis. In this study, we conducted gain-of function assay about Mst1 in CRC via adenovirus transfection. Then, cellular viability and apoptosis were measured via MTT, TUNEL assay, and typan blue staining. Mitochondrial function was detected via JC1 staining, mPTP opening assay, and immunofluorescence of cyt-c. Mitophagy was observed via western blots and immunofluorescence...
October 24, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046997/membrane-perturbation-through-novel-cell-penetrating-peptides-influences-intracellular-accumulation-of-imatinib-mesylate-in-cml-cells
#4
Devdeep Mukherjee, Niloy Kundu, Lopamudra Chakravarty, Birendra Behera, Prantar Chakrabarti, Nilmoni Sarkar, Tapas Kumar Maiti
Chronic myeloid leukemia is a stem cell disease with the presence of Philadelphia chromosome generated through reciprocal translocation of chromosome 9 and 22. The use of first- and second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors has been successful to an extent. However, resistance against such drugs is an emerging problem. Apart from several drug-resistant mechanisms, drug influx/efflux ratio appears to be one of the key determinants of therapeutic outcomes. In addition, intracellular accumulation of drug critically depends on cell membrane fluidity and lipid raft dynamics...
October 18, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965180/effects-of-aspirin-and-clopidogrel-on-neural-stem-cells
#5
Mina Hwang, Hyun-Hee Park, Hojin Choi, Kyu-Yong Lee, Young Joo Lee, Seong-Ho Koh
Cerebral infarction causes severe morbidity and mortality. Most patients with cerebral infarction should take antiplatelet drugs daily, so the effects of those drugs on the regeneration of the brain need to be investigated. Aspirin and clopidogrel are the most widely used antiplatelet drugs for the prevention of ischemic stroke. We investigated the effects of aspirin and clopidogrel on neural stem cells (NSCs). NSCs were dissociated from fetal rat cortex and cultured with basic fibroblast growth factor and N2 medium...
September 30, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914393/costunolide-induces-micronuclei-formation-chromosomal-aberrations-cytostasis-and-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptosis-in-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells
#6
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
#7
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/28942588/the-emergence-of-dynamic-phenotyping
#8
EDITORIAL
Daniel Ruderman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828704/magic-wands-of-crispr-lots-of-choices-for-gene-knock-in
#9
EDITORIAL
Tetsushi Sakuma, Takashi Yamamoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281027/proteasome-inhibitors-against-amelanotic-melanoma
#10
Justyna Sidor-Kaczmarek, Mirosława Cichorek, Jan Henryk Spodnik, Sławomir Wójcik, Janusz Moryś
The incidence of malignant melanoma, the most aggressive skin cancer, is increasing constantly. Despite new targeted therapies, the prognosis for patients with metastatic disease remains poor. Thus, there is a need for new combinational treatments, and antineoplastic agents potentially valuable in this approach are inhibitors of the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS). In this work, we analyze the cytotoxicity mechanisms of proteasome inhibitors (MG-132, epoxomicin, and lactacystin) in a specific form of melanoma which does not synthesize melanin-the amelanotic melanoma (Ab cells)...
December 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251411/a-fish-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-model-established-from-the-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-cell-line-rtgutgc
#11
Matteo Minghetti, Carolin Drieschner, Nadine Bramaz, Hannah Schug, Kristin Schirmer
The intestine of fish is a multifunctional organ: lined by only a single layer of specialized epithelial cells, it has various physiological roles including nutrient absorption and ion regulation. It moreover comprises an important barrier for environmental toxicants, including metals. Thus far, knowledge of the fish intestine is limited largely to in vivo or ex vivo investigations. Recently, however, the first fish intestinal cell line, RTgutGC, was established, originating from a rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)...
December 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185110/foxm1-mediated-rfc5-expression-promotes-temozolomide-resistance
#12
Wan-Xin Peng, Xiu Han, Chun-Li Zhang, Lu Ge, Feng-Yi Du, Jie Jin, Ai-Hua Gong
Although methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase (MGMT) plays an important role in resistance to temozolomide (TMZ) in glioma, 40% of gliomas with MGMT inactivation are still resistant to TMZ. The underlying mechanism is not clear. Here, we report that forkhead box M1 (FoxM1) transcriptionally activates the expression of DNA repair gene replication factor C5 (RFC5) to promote TMZ resistance in glioma cells independent of MGMT activation. We showed that RFC5 expression is positively correlated with FoxM1 expression in human glioma cells and FoxM1 is able to transcriptionally activate RFC expression by interaction with the RFC5 promoter...
December 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083810/comparative-microarray-analyses-of-mono-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-impacts-on-fat-cell-bioenergetics-and-adipokine-network
#13
Huai-Chih Chiang, Chih-Hong Wang, Szu-Ching Yeh, Yi-Hua Lin, Ya-Ting Kuo, Chih-Wei Liao, Feng-Yuan Tsai, Wei-Yu Lin, Wen-Han Chuang, Tsui-Chun Tsou
Cellular accumulation of mono(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (MEHP) has been recently demonstrated to disturb fat cell energy metabolism; however, the underlying mechanism remained unclear. The study aimed to determine how MEHP influenced fat cell transcriptome and how the changes might contribute to bioenergetics. Because of the pivotal role of PPARγ in energy metabolism of fat cells, comparative microarray analysis of gene expression in 3T3-L1 adipocytes treated with both MEHP and rosiglitazone was performed. Pathway enrichment analysis and gene ontology (GO) enrichment analysis revealed that both treatments caused up-regulation of genes involved in PPAR signaling/energy metabolism-related pathways and down-regulation of genes related to adipokine/inflammation signals...
December 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822000/effects-of-fusariotoxin-co-exposure-on-thp-1-human-immune-cells
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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/28466226/analysis-of-dna-damage-response-to-ionizing-radiation-in-serum-shock-synchronized-human-fibroblasts
#17
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
#18
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/28741157/eicosapentaenoic-acid-protects-cardiomyoblasts-from-lipotoxicity-in-an-autophagy-dependent-manner
#19
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
#20
EDITORIAL
William Wang, Danyan Gao, Xiangdong Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 21, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
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