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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773091/inactivated-sendai-virus-induces-ros-dependent-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells
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Miao Qian, Hai Ming Tan, Ning Yu, Tao Wang, Quan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The current study aims to investigate the effect of Hemagglutinating virus of Japan envelope (HVJ-E) on induction of apoptosis and autophagy in human prostate cancer PC3 cells, and the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: PC3 cells were treated with HVJ-E at various multiplicity of infection (MOI), and the generated reactive oxygen species (ROS), cell viability, apoptosis, and autophagy were detected, respectively. Next, the role of ROS played in the regulation of HVJ-E-induced apoptosis and autuphagy in PC3 cells were analysed...
April 2018: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772680/the-crosstalk-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-er-stress-pathways-with-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-complex-mechanisms-relevant-for-cancer-inflammation-and-infection
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REVIEW
M Lienhard Schmitz, M Samer Shaban, B Vincent Albert, Anke Gökçen, Michael Kracht
Stressful conditions occuring during cancer, inflammation or infection activate adaptive responses that are controlled by the unfolded protein response (UPR) and the nuclear factor of kappa light polypeptide gene enhancer in B-cells (NF-κB) signaling pathway. These systems can be triggered by chemical compounds but also by cytokines, toll-like receptor ligands, nucleic acids, lipids, bacteria and viruses. Despite representing unique signaling cascades, new data indicate that the UPR and NF-κB pathways converge within the nucleus through ten major transcription factors (TFs), namely activating transcription factor (ATF)4, ATF3, CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein (CEBP) homologous protein (CHOP), X-box-binding protein (XBP)1, ATF6α and the five NF-κB subunits...
May 16, 2018: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772186/lentivirus-mediated-down-regulation-of-ck2%C3%AE-inhibits-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-of-malignant-lymphoma-and-leukemia-cells
#3
Li Jiang, Jinghui Zhang, Naifeng Hu, Aichun Liu, Hailong Zhu, Lianqiao Li, Yuyang Tian, Xue Chen, Lina Quan
CK2α is highly expressed in many malignant tumor tissues, including lymphomas and leukemia. To investigate the role of CK2α in proliferation and apoptosis of malignant lymphomas and leukemia, two lymphomas cell lines and one leukemia cell line were infected with CK2α shRNA lentivirus or negative control shRNA lentivirus, and stably infected cell lines were established. Real-time PCR and western blot results showed that the mRNA and protein levels of CK2α were significantly reduced in CK2α knockdown cells...
May 17, 2018: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769345/the-major-tegument-protein-of-bovine-herpesvirus-1-vp8-interacts-with-dna-damage-response-proteins-and-induces-apoptosis
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Sharmin Afroz, Ravendra Garg, Michel Fodje, Sylvia van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk
VP8, the UL47 gene product in bovine herpes virus-1 (BoHV-1), is a major tegument protein, essential for virus replication in vivo The major DNA damage response protein, ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM), phosphorylates Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS1) and structural maintenance of chromosome-1 (SMC1) proteins during the DNA damage response. VP8 was found to interact with ATM and NBS1 during transfection and BoHV-1 infection. However, VP8 did not interfere with phosphorylation of ATM in transfected or BoHV-1-infected cells...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768624/analysis-of-the-immunological-biomarker-profile-during-acute-zika-virus-infection-reveals-the-overexpression-of-cxcl10-a-chemokine-linked-to-neuronal-damage
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Felipe Gomes Naveca, Gemilson Soares Pontes, Aileen Yu-Hen Chang, George Allan Villarouco da Silva, Valdinete Alves do Nascimento, Dana Cristina da Silva Monteiro, Marineide Souza da Silva, Lígia Fernandes Abdalla, João Hugo Abdalla Santos, Tatiana Amaral Pires de Almeida, Matilde Del Carmen Contreras Mejía, Tirza Gabrielle Ramos de Mesquita, Helia Valeria de Souza Encarnação, Matheus de Souza Gomes, Laurence Rodrigues Amaral, Ana Carolina Campi-Azevedo, Jordana Graziela Coelho-Dos-Reis, Lis Ribeiro do Vale Antonelli, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Rajendranath Ramasawmy
BACKGROUND: Infection with Zika virus (ZIKV) manifests in a broad spectrum of disease ranging from mild illness to severe neurological complications and little is known about Zika immunopathogenesis. OBJECTIVES: To define the immunologic biomarkers that correlate with acute ZIKV infection. METHODS: We characterized the levels of circulating cytokines, chemokines, and growth factors in 54 infected patients of both genders at five different time points after symptom onset using microbeads multiplex immunoassay; comparison to 100 age-matched controls was performed for statistical analysis and data mining...
May 14, 2018: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767260/rnai%C3%A2-mediated-downregulation-of-asparaginase%C3%A2-like-protein-1-inhibits-growth-and-promotes-apoptosis-of-human-cervical-cancer-line-siha
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Xiao-Feng Lv, Han-Qing Hong, Ling Liu, Shi-Hong Cui, Chen-Chen Ren, Hong-Yu Li, Xiao-An Zhang, Lin-Dong Zhang, Tian-Xiang Wei, Jin-Jin Liu, Wen-Ying Xing, Han Fu, Shu-Jun Yan
Asparaginase like 1 (ASRGL1) protein belongs to the N‑terminal nucleophile group, cleaving the isoaspartyl‑dipeptides and L‑asparagine by adding water. It tends to be overexpressed in cancerous tumors including ovarian cancer and breast tumors. The present study assessed the potential ability of ASRGL1 as a molecular target in gene‑based cervical cancer treatment. The protein expression level of ASRGL1 was determined in paraffin‑embedded tumor specimen by immunohistochemistry. Additionally, in order to assess the activity of ASRGL1 during the process of cervical cancer cell multiplication, ASRGL1‑short hairpin (sh) RNA‑expressing lentivirus was established, which was used to infect SiHa cells...
May 14, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762844/free-fatty-acids-mediates-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-inflammation-through-toll-like-receptor-4
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L Chen, C-X Yu, B Song, W Cai, C Liu, Q-B Guan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4) in the free fatty acids (FFAs) induced human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) inflammation and to explore the underlying mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HUVECs and HEK293 cell lines were obtained from Shanghai Type Culture Collection. Cell counting kit-8 (CCK8) and flow cytometry (FCM) were performed to examine the cell viability and apoptosis rate of HUVECs induced by FFAs treatments with or without infection of toll-like receptor-4 interference (TLR4i) adenovirus...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762820/relation-between-mycoplasma-infection-and-recurrent-spontaneous-abortion
#8
C-J Cao, Y-F Wang, D-M Fang, Y Hu
OBJECTIVE: This study explores the possible relation between cervical infections with Ureaplasma urealyticum (UU) and Mycoplasma hominis (MH) and the occurrence of recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 132 patients with RSA (observation group) and 96 normal pregnancy volunteers undergoing planned abortions (control group) were selected successively and enrolled in the investigation. Cervical secretion samples were obtained for each subject...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760702/emerging-concepts-in-immune-thrombocytopenia
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REVIEW
Maurice Swinkels, Maaike Rijkers, Jan Voorberg, Gestur Vidarsson, Frank W G Leebeek, A J Gerard Jansen
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disease defined by low platelet counts which presents with an increased bleeding risk. Several genetic risk factors (e.g., polymorphisms in immunity-related genes) predispose to ITP. Autoantibodies and cytotoxic CD8+ T cells (Tc) mediate the anti-platelet response leading to thrombocytopenia. Both effector arms enhance platelet clearance through phagocytosis by splenic macrophages or dendritic cells and by induction of apoptosis. Meanwhile, platelet production is inhibited by CD8+ Tc targeting megakaryocytes in the bone marrow...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760350/identification-of-chlamydia-pneumoniae-candidate-genes-that-interact-with-human-apoptotic-factor-caspase-9
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Md Abdul Aziz, Rie Ushirokita, Yoshinao Azuma
Chlamydia pneumoniae is an obligate intracellular pathogen responsible for respiratory diseases, including pneumonia and bronchitis, and is highly involved in chronic diseases, including atherosclerosis, asthma, and Alzheimer's disease. We previously showed that the host apoptotic factor caspase-9 played a crucial role for chlamydial multiplication and host apoptosis inhibition by chlamydial infection. To identify chlamydial genes interacting with human caspase-9, yeast two-hybrid screening was performed and 5 chlamydial genes, including Cpj0838 and pmpG were isolated from the C...
May 15, 2018: Journal of General and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760217/temporal-manipulation-of-mitochondrial-function-by-virulent-francisella-tularensis-to-limit-inflammation-and-control-cell-death
#11
Forrest Jessop, Benjamin Schwarz, Emily Heitmann, Robert Buntyn, Tara Wehrly, Catharine M Bosio
Francisella tularensis ssp tularensis (Ftt) is a highly pathogenic intracellular bacterium that suppresses host inflammation by impairing the metabolic shift from oxidative phosphorylation to glycolysis. Decreased mitochondrial metabolism is central to initiating a metabolic shift to glycolysis and regulating inflammation, but Ftt manipulation of host mitochondrial function has not been explored. We demonstrate using extracellular flux analysis that Ftt infection initially improves host macrophage mitochondrial bioenergetics in a capsule dependent manner...
May 14, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755438/caspase-3-inhibition-attenuates-the-cytopathic-effects-of-ev71-infection
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Fengmei Song, Xiaoyan Yu, Ting Zhong, Zengyan Wang, Xiangling Meng, Zhaolong Li, Shuxia Zhang, Wenbo Huo, Xin Liu, Yahong Zhang, Wenyan Zhang, Jinghua Yu
Previous studies demonstrate that human enterovirus 71 (EV71), a primary causative agent for hand, foot, and mouth disease, activates caspase-3 through the non-structural viral 3C protein to induce host cell apoptosis; however, until now it was unclear how 3C activates caspase-3 and how caspase-3 activation affects viral production. Our results demonstrate that 3C binds caspase-8 and caspase-9 but does not directly bind caspase-3 to activate them, and that the proteolytic activity of 3C is required by the activation of caspase-8, caspase-9, and caspase-3...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755110/endostatin-gene-therapy-delivered-by-attenuated-salmonella-typhimurium-in-murine-tumor-models
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Kang Liang, Qing Liu, Pei Li, Yue Han, Xiaoping Bian, Yibo Tang, Qingke Kong
Salmonella typhimurium (hereafter S. typhimurium), as Gram-negative facultative anaerobic bacteria, are good candidates for cancer therapy and delivering therapeutic antitumor agents. However, it is necessary to reduce the virulence of such bacteria and enhance their tumor-targeting ability, and their immunostimulatory ability to induce tumor cell apoptosis. In this study, we constructed a S. typhimurium mutant named S634 harboring aroA mutation and additional mutations involved in modifications of lipid A...
May 14, 2018: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754474/oxymatrine-causes-hepatotoxicity-by-promoting-the-phosphorylation-of-jnk-and-induction-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-by-ros-in-lo2-cells
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Li-Li Gu, Zhe-Lun Shen, Yang-Lei Li, Yi-Qi Bao, Hong Lu
Oxymatrine (OMT) often used in treatment for chronic hepatitis B virus infection in clinic. However, OMT-induced liver injury has been reported. In this study, we aim to investigate the possible mechanism of OMT-induced hepatotoxicity in human normal liver cells (L02). Exposed cells to OMT, the cell viability were decreased and apoptosis rate increased, the intracellular markers of oxidative stress were changed. Simultaneously, OMT altered apoptotic related proteins levels, including Bcl-2, Bax and pro-caspase-8/-9/-3...
May 10, 2018: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753850/role-of-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-in-the-pathogenesis-of-dengue-virus-infection
#15
REVIEW
Gopinathan Pillai Sreekanth, Pa-Thai Yenchitsomanus, Thawornchai Limjindaporn
Dengue virus (DENV) infection is a disease that is endemic to many parts of the world, and its increasing prevalence ranks it among the diseases considered to be a significant threat to public health. The clinical manifestations of DENV infection range from mild dengue fever (DF) to more severe dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS). Increased proinflammatory cytokines and vascular permeability, both of which cause organ injury, are the hallmarks of severe dengue disease. Signs of liver injury were observed in studies using hepatic cell lines, mouse models, and autopsy specimens from DENV-infected patients, and these signs substantiated the effects of inflammatory responses and hepatic cell apoptosis...
May 10, 2018: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753725/ca-2-signaling-and-src-kinases-controlled-cellular-functions
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REVIEW
Estefanía Anguita, Antonio Villalobo
Calcium-mediated signaling and the functionality of Src-family tyrosine kinases (SFKs) are two interconnected processes. Activation of these kinases, which are coupled to a series of receptors, mediates Ca2+ mobilization by regulating Ca2+ channels, and the generated Ca2+ signal in turn exerts control on the kinase activity via calmodulin. In this review, we shall cover the regulation of selected processes where crosstalk between the functionality of SFKs and the Ca2+ signal occurs during the lifespan of the cell, when subjected to different extracellular or intracellular stimuli...
May 10, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752775/microrna-92a-promotes-tumor-growth-and-suppresses-immune-function-through-activation-of-mapk-erk-signaling-pathway-by-inhibiting-pten-in-mice-bearing-u14-cervical-cancer
#17
Zeng-Hui Li, Lei Li, Lin-Ping Kang, Yan Wang
Cervical cancer is known as the possible outcome of genital infection, while the molecular mechanisms of initiation, development, and metastasis of cervical cancer have not yet been fully elucidated. Our study aims to investigate the effects of microRNA-92a (miR-92a) on tumor growth and immune function by targeting PTEN via the MAPK/ERK signaling pathway in tumor-bearing mice. C57BL/6 female mice were used for tumor-bearing mouse models and their tumor and adjacent normal tissues were collected, and normal cervical tissues were obtained from normal mice...
May 11, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752064/cell-specific-imd-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-responses-enable-simultaneous-antibacterial-immunity-and-intestinal-epithelial-cell-shedding-upon-bacterial-infection
#18
Zongzhao Zhai, Jean-Philippe Boquete, Bruno Lemaitre
Intestinal infection triggers potent immune responses to combat pathogens and concomitantly drives epithelial renewal to maintain barrier integrity. Current models propose that epithelial renewal is primarily driven by damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS). Here we found that in Drosophila, the Imd-NF-κB pathway controlled enterocyte (EC) shedding upon infection, via a mechanism independent of ROS-associated apoptosis. Mechanistically, the Imd pathway synergized with JNK signaling to induce epithelial cell shedding specifically in the context of bacterial infection, requiring also the reduced expression of the transcription factor GATAe...
May 3, 2018: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751004/mutations-affecting-the-actin-regulator-wdr1-lead-to-aberrant-lymphoid-immunity
#19
Laurène Pfajfer, Nina K Mair, Raúl Jiménez-Heredia, Ferah Genel, Nesrin Gulez, Ömür Ardeniz, Birgit Hoeger, Sevgi Köstel Bal, Christoph Madritsch, Artem Kalinichenko, Rico Chandra Ardy, Bengü Gerçeker, Javier Rey-Barroso, Hanna Ijspeert, Stuart G Tangye, Ingrid Simonitsch-Klupp, Johannes B Huppa, Mirjam van der Burg, Loïc Dupré, Kaan Boztug
BACKGROUND: The actin-interacting protein WDR1 promotes cofilin-dependent actin filament turnover. Biallelic WDR1 mutations have recently been identified in an immunodeficiency/autoinflammatory syndrome with aberrant morphology and function of myeloid cells. OBJECTIVE: Given the pleiotropic expression of WDR1, we here investigated to what extent it might control the lymphoid arm of the immune system in humans. METHODS: Histological and detailed immunological analyses were performed to elucidate the role of WDR1 in development and function of B and T lymphocytes...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750299/porphyromonas-gingivalis-induced-inflammatory-responses-and-promoted-apoptosis-in-lung-epithelial-cells-infected-with-h1n1-via-the-bcl%C3%A2-2-bax-caspase%C3%A2-3-signaling-pathway
#20
Yongju Chen, Rui Zhou, Zhe Yi, Yonggang Li, Ying Fu, Yibo Zhang, Ping Li, Xin Li, Yaping Pan
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) on inflammatory cytokine and nitic oxide (NO) production in lung epithelial cells infected with H1N1, and the underlying mechanisms. Lung epithelial cells were co‑infected with P. gingivalis and H1N1. The concentrations of tumor necrosis factor‑α (TNF‑α), interleukin (IL)‑1β and IL‑6 were detected via an ELISA, and the concentration of NO was detected by the nitrate reductive enzymatic method at 4, 8, 12 and 24 h following infection...
May 7, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
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