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Cell Death Discovery

Debra Toiber, Gabriel Leprivier, Barak Rotblat
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2017: Cell Death Discovery
Jin You, Xingshun Wang, Jiuling Wang, Baolei Yuan, Yandong Zhang
DEAD box proteins are multifunctional proteins involved in every aspect in RNA metabolism and have essential roles in many cellular activities. Despite their importance, many DEAD box proteins remain uncharacterized. In this report, we found DDX59 overexpressed in lung adenocarcinoma. DDX59 knockdown reduced cell proliferation, anchorage-independent cell growth, and caused reduction of tumor formation in immunocompromised mice. In multiple lung cancer cells, we found that DDX59 knockdown inhibits DNA synthesis; wild-type DDX59 but not helicase-defective mutant of DDX59 enhances DNA synthesis...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
L Buret, G Rebillard, E Brun, C Angebault, M Pequignot, M Lenoir, M Do-Cruzeiro, E Tournier, K Cornille, A Saleur, N Gueguen, P Reynier, P Amati-Bonneau, A Barakat, C Blanchet, P Chinnery, P Yu-Wai-Man, J Kaplan, A-F Roux, G Van Camp, B Wissinger, O Boespflug-Tanguy, F Giraudet, J-L Puel, G Lenaers, C Hamel, B Delprat, C Delettre
In vertebrates, 14-3-3 proteins form a family of seven highly conserved isoforms with chaperone activity, which bind phosphorylated substrates mostly involved in regulatory and checkpoint pathways. 14-3-3 proteins are the most abundant protein in the brain and are abundantly found in the cerebrospinal fluid in neurodegenerative diseases, suggesting a critical role in neuron physiology and death. Here we show that 14-3-3eta-deficient mice displayed auditory impairment accompanied by cochlear hair cells' degeneration...
March 7, 2016: Cell Death Discovery
M Lopez-Cruzan, R Sharma, M Tiwari, S Karbach, D Holstein, C R Martin, J D Lechleiter, B Herman
Caspase-2 plays an important role in apoptosis induced by several stimuli, including oxidative stress. However, the subcellular localization of caspase-2, particularly its presence in the mitochondria, is unclear. It is also not known if cytosolic caspase-2 translocates to the mitochondria to trigger the intrinsic pathway of apoptosis or if caspase-2 is constitutively present in the mitochondria that then selectively mediates this apoptotic effect. Here, we demonstrate the presence of caspase-2 in purified mitochondrial fractions from in vitro-cultured cells and in liver hepatocytes using immunoblots and confocal microscopy...
February 15, 2016: Cell Death Discovery
Ashvini K Dubey, Ashwini Godbole, M K Mathew
The voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC) and mitochondria-associated hexokinase (HxK) have crucial roles in both cell survival and death. Both the individual abundances and their ratio seem to influence the balance of survival and death and are thus critical in scenarios, such as neurodegeneration and cancer. Elevated levels of both VDAC and HxK have been reported in cancerous cells. Physical interaction is surmised and specific residues or regions involved have been identified, but details of the interaction and the mechanism by which it modulates survival are yet to be elucidated...
2016: Cell Death Discovery
Annette C Wensink, Helena M Kok, Jan Meeldijk, Job Fermie, Christopher J Froelich, C Erik Hack, Niels Bovenschen
Granzymes are serine proteases that, upon release from cytotoxic cells, induce apoptosis in tumor cells and virally infected cells. In addition, a role of granzymes in inflammation is emerging. Recently, we have demonstrated that extracellular granzyme K (GrK) potentiates lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cytokine response from monocytes. GrK interacts with LPS, disaggregates LPS micelles, and stimulates LPS-CD14 binding and Toll-like receptor signaling. Here we show that human GrA also potentiates cytokine responses in human monocytes initiated by LPS or Gram-negative bacteria...
2016: Cell Death Discovery
Nandini Chatterjee, Priyankar Sanphui, Stav Kemeny, Lloyd A Greene, Subhas C Biswas
Neuron death during development and in Alzheimer's disease (AD) is associated with aberrant regulation/induction of cell cycle proteins. However, the proximal events in this process are unknown. Cell cycle initiation requires dephosphorylation of cyclin-dependent kinases by cell division cycle 25A (Cdc25A). Here, we show that Cdc25A is essential for neuronal death in response to NGF deprivation or β-amyloid (Aβ) treatment and describe the mechanisms by which it is regulated in these paradigms. Cdc25A mRNA, protein and Cdc25A phosphatase activity were induced by NGF deprivation and Aβ treatment...
2016: Cell Death Discovery
Gabriella Casinelli, Jeff LaRosa, Manika Sharma, Edward Cherok, Swati Banerjee, Maria Branca, Lia Edmunds, Yudong Wang, Sunder Sims-Lucas, Luke Churley, Samantha Kelly, Ming Sun, Donna Stolz, J Anthony Graves
N-Myc is a global transcription factor that regulates the expression of genes involved in a number of essential cellular processes including: ribosome biogenesis, cell cycle and apoptosis. Upon deregulation, N-Myc can drive pathologic expression of many of these genes, which ultimately defines its oncogenic potential. Overexpression of N-Myc has been demonstrated to contribute to tumorigenesis, most notably for the pediatric tumor, neuroblastoma. Herein, we provide evidence that deregulated N-Myc alters the expression of proteins involved in mitochondrial dynamics...
2016: Cell Death Discovery
Karianne G Fleten, Vivi Ann Flørenes, Lina Prasmickaite, Oliver Hill, Jaromir Sykora, Gunhild M Mælandsmo, Birgit Engesæter
In recent years, new treatment options for malignant melanoma patients have enhanced the overall survival for selected patients. Despite new hope, most melanoma patients still relapse with drug-resistant tumors or experience intrinsic resistance to the therapy. Therefore, novel treatment modalities beneficial for subgroups of patients are needed. TRAIL receptor agonists have been suggested as promising candidates for use in cancer treatment as they preferentially induce apoptosis in cancer cells. Unfortunately, the first generation of TRAIL receptor agonists showed poor clinical efficacy...
2016: Cell Death Discovery
Ning Wang, Yaxian Wang, Youlong Xie, Huayan Wang
The transcription factor Otx2 acts as a negative switch in the regulation of transition from naive to primed pluripotency in mouse pluripotent stem cells. However, the molecular features and function of porcine OTX2 have not been well elucidated in porcine-induced pluripotent stem cells (piPSCs). By studying high-throughput transcriptome sequencing and interfering endogenous OTX2 expression, we demonstrate that OTX2 is able to downgrade the self-renewal of piPSCs. OTX2 is highly expressed in porcine brain, reproductive tissues, and preimplantation embryos, but is undetectable in fibroblasts and most somatic tissues...
2016: Cell Death Discovery
Lily Dara, Zhang-Xu Liu, Neil Kaplowitz
Acute and chronic liver injury results in hepatocyte death and turnover. If injury becomes chronic, the continuous cell death and turnover leads to chronic inflammation, fibrosis and ultimately cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Controlling liver cell death both in acute injury, to rescue the liver from acute liver failure, and in chronic injury, to curb secondary inflammation and fibrosis, is of paramount importance as a therapeutic strategy. Both apoptosis and necrosis occur in the liver, but the occurrence of necroptosis in the liver and its contribution to liver disease is controversial...
2016: Cell Death Discovery
Tatiana P Soares da Costa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Cell Death Discovery
Yuxin Leng, Qinggang Ge, Zhiling Zhao, Kun Wang, Gaiqi Yao
Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) is a common and serious complication in critically ill patients, for which there is no targeted therapy. IAH-induced dysfunction of intestinal barriers is closely associated with oxidative imbalances, which are considered to provide a pathophysiological basis for subsequent gut-derived sepsis. However, the upstream mechanism that produces oxidative damage during IAH remains unknown. It is not clear whether 'mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake 1' (MICU1, the key protein regulating the oxidative process) is involved in preventing Ca(2+)m (mitochondrial Ca(2+)) overload...
2016: Cell Death Discovery
P A Elustondo, M Nichols, A Negoda, A Thirumaran, E Zakharian, G S Robertson, E V Pavlov
Mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening allows free movement of ions and small molecules leading to mitochondrial membrane depolarization and ATP depletion that triggers cell death. A multi-protein complex of the mitochondrial ATP synthase has an essential role in mPTP. However, the molecular identity of the central 'pore' part of mPTP complex is not known. A highly purified fraction of mammalian mitochondria containing C-subunit of ATPase (C-subunit), calcium, inorganic polyphosphate (polyP) and polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) forms ion channels with properties that resemble the native mPTP...
2016: Cell Death Discovery
Rahul Mittal, M'hamed Grati, Denise Yan, Xue Z Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Cell Death Discovery
Xuqiang Dong, Yao Wang, Yangchun Zhou, Jianfei Wen, Shoulin Wang, Lizong Shen
Cisplatin (cDDP) remains one of the first-line chemotherapeutic agents for gastric cancer (GC) treatment, and resistance to cDDP is the major limitation in its clinical application. Mechanisms of cDDP resistance have been shown to be varied and complicated. Aquaporin 3 (AQP3) has been demonstrated to be overexpressed in GC tissues and is thought to be involved in GC carcinogenesis and progression. However, the role of AQP3 in chemosensitivity of GC to cytotoxic agents remains unknown. In this study, we show that AQP3 overexpression induced resistance to cDDP in AGS cells (P<0...
2016: Cell Death Discovery
Jay R Radke, Zeba K Siddiqui, Iris Figueroa, James L Cook
Expression of the adenoviral protein, E1A, sensitizes mammalian cells to a wide variety of apoptosis-inducing agents through multiple cellular pathways. For example, E1A sensitizes cells to apoptosis induced by TNF-superfamily members by inhibiting NF-kappa B (NF-κB)-dependent gene expression. In contrast, E1A sensitization to nitric oxide, an inducer of the intrinsic apoptotic pathway, is not dependent upon repression of NF-κB-dependent transcription but rather is dependent upon caspase-2 activation. The latter observation suggested that E1A-induced enhancement of caspase-2 activation might be a critical factor in cellular sensitization to other intrinsic apoptosis pathway-inducing agents...
2016: Cell Death Discovery
Marco A Andonegui-Elguera, Rodrigo E Cáceres-Gutiérrez, Fernando Luna-Maldonado, Alejandro López-Saavedra, José Díaz-Chávez, Fernanda Cisneros-Soberanis, Diddier Prada, Julia Mendoza-Pérez, Luis A Herrera
Spindle poisons activate the spindle assembly checkpoint and prevent mitotic exit until cells die or override the arrest. Several studies have focused on spindle poison-mediated cell death, but less is known about consequences in cells that survive a mitotic arrest. During mitosis, proteins such as CYCLIN B, SECURIN, BUB1 and SURVIVIN are degraded in order to allow mitotic exit, and these proteins are maintained at low levels in the next interphase. In contrast, exit from a prolonged mitosis depends only on degradation of CYCLIN B; it is not known whether the levels of other proteins decrease or remain high...
2016: Cell Death Discovery
Sonali Roy, Bardwi Narzary, Atish Ray, Manobjyoti Bordoloi
Arsenic is a global health concern at present and it is well reported for causing systemic toxicity. It is also well known for generation of free radical and inducing apoptosis in different cell types. Paradoxically arsenic is reported to be a susceptible carcinogen as well. There are several reports demonstrating diverse mechanism of apoptosis in different cell types. However, the universal scenario of instrumental genes and their interaction leading to amplification of apoptotic signal are yet to be completely uncovered, which is predicted here...
2016: Cell Death Discovery
Sandra Reichrath, Jörg Reichrath, Amira-Talaat Moussa, Carola Meier, Thomas Tschernig
Macrophages represent key players of the immune system exerting highly effective defense mechanisms against microbial infections and cancer that include phagocytosis and programmed cell removal. Recent findings highlight the relevance of the non-neuronal cholinergic system for the regulation of macrophage function that opens promising new concepts for the treatment of infectious diseases and cancer. This mini review summarizes our present knowledge on this topic and gives an outlook on future developments.
2016: Cell Death Discovery
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