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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634253/role-of-autophagy-in-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-induced-apoptosis-of-osteoblast-cells
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Liwen Zheng, Wanchun Wang, Jiangdong Ni, Xinzhan Mao, Deye Song, Tang Liu, Jianwei Wei, Zhou Huaying
The aim of this study is to investigate the role of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in apoptosis and autophagy of mouse osteoblast MC3T3-E1 cells, as well as the crosstalk between autophagy and apoptosis. Mouse osteoblast MC3T3-E1 cells were cultured in vitro and treated with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), rapamycin, 3-methyl adenine (3-MA) and TNF-α either alone or in combination, respectively. MTT assays were used to monitor the cell viability upon different treatments. Annexin-V-FITC/propidium iodide (PI) staining was used to detect the apoptotic rate of osteoblasts...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620673/first-evidence-of-pyrrolizidine-alkaloid-n-oxide-induced-hepatic-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-in-humans
#2
Mengbi Yang, Jianqing Ruan, Hong Gao, Na Li, Jiang Ma, Junyi Xue, Yang Ye, Peter Pi-Cheng Fu, Jiyao Wang, Ge Lin
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are among the most potent phytotoxins widely distributed in plant species around the world. PA is one of the major causes responsible for the development of hepatic sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (HSOS) and exerts hepatotoxicity via metabolic activation to form the reactive metabolites, which bind with cellular proteins to generate pyrrole-protein adducts, leading to hepatotoxicity. PA N-oxides coexist with their corresponding PAs in plants with varied quantities, sometimes even higher than that of PAs, but the toxicity of PA N-oxides remains unclear...
June 15, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618413/induction-of-apoptosis-in-heparg-cell-line-by-aloe-emodin-through-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-the-mitochondrial-pathway
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Xiaoxv Dong, Jing Fu, Xingbin Yin, Changhai Qu, Chunjing Yang, Huyiligeqi He, Jian Ni
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Aloe-emodin (1,8-dihydroxy-3-hydroxymethyl-anthraquinone), an anthraquinone active compounds, is isolated from some traditional medicinal plants such as Rheum palmatum L. and Cassia occidentalis, which induce hepatotoxicity in rats. The aim of this study was to determine potential cytotoxic effects of aloe-emodin on HepaRG cells and to define the underlying mechanism. METHODS: MTT was used to evaluate cell viability. Apoptotic cell death was analyzed via Annexin V-FITC/PI double staining...
June 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606801/molecular-cloning-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-b-cell-lymphoma-2-bcl-2-in-the-orange-spotted-grouper-epinephelus-coioides
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Sheng-Wei Luo, Huan Kang, Jing-Rong Kong, Ren-Chong Xie, Yuan Liu, Wei-Na Wang, Fu-Xing Xie, Cong Wang, Zuo-Ming Sun
Bcl-2 is a pro-survival member of Bcl-2 like superfamily, playing an important role in regulating the apoptotic process. In this study, the full-length Bcl-2 (EcBcl-2) was obtained, consisting of a 5'UTR of 290 bp, an ORF of 699 bp and a 3'UTR of 920 bp. EcBcl-2 gene encoded a polypeptide of 232 amino acids with an estimated molecular mass of 26.12 KDa and a predicted isoelectric point (pI) of 6.93. The deduced amino acid sequence analysis showed that EcBcl-2 consisted of the conserved residues and characteristic domains known to the critical functionality for Bcl-2...
June 9, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597300/proximal-junctional-kyphosis-in-adult-scoliosis-comparison-of-four-radiological-predictor-models
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Amer Sebaaly, Guillaume Riouallon, Ibrahim Obeid, Pierre Grobost, Maroun Rizkallah, Fethi Laouissat, Yann-Phillippe Charles, Pierre Roussouly
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this retrospective study is to identify the best immediate postoperative radiological predictors for the occurrence of proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK). Four proposed methods will be explored. METHODS: A homogeneous database of adult scoliosis from multiple centers was used. Patients with whole spine X-rays at the required follow-up (FU) periods were included. Spinal and pelvic parameters were measured and calculated to compare four predictive methods: Method 1: assessment of the global sagittal alignment (GSA); Method 2: restoration of the theoretical values of lumbar lordosis (LL) and thoracic kyphosis (TK) according to pelvic incidence (PI); Method 3: evaluation of TK + LL, and Method 4: restoration of the apex of sagittal LL to its theoretical values according to various spine shapes in Roussouly Classification...
June 9, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597042/cisplatin-induces-expression-of-drug-resistance-related-genes-through-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-pathway-in-human-lung-cancer-cells
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Li Xu, Yingya Fu, Youlun Li, Xiaoli Han
PURPOSE: Change of multidrug resistance-related genes (e.g., lung resistance protein, LRP) and overexpression of anti-apoptotic genes (Bcl-2, Bcl-Xl, XIAP, Survivin) are responsible for cisplatin resistance. In our study, we investigated the mechanism by which cisplatin induces LRP, Bcl-2, Bcl-xL, XIAP, and Survivin expression in human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells and human H446 small cell lung cancer cells at mRNA and protein levels. METHODS: In our study, cell proliferation was assessed with CCK-8 assays, and cell apoptosis was assessed with flow cytometric analysis and Annexin-V/PI staining...
June 8, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549828/deficiency-of-long-isoforms-of-nfe2l1-sensitizes-min6-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-to-arsenite-induced-cytotoxicity
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Qi Cui, Jingqi Fu, Yuxin Hu, Yongfang Li, Bei Yang, Lu Li, Jing Sun, Chengjie Chen, Guifan Sun, Yuanyuan Xu, Qiang Zhang, Jingbo Pi
Increasing evidence indicates that chronic inorganic arsenic exposure is associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D), a disease of growing prevalence. Pancreatic β-cells were targeted and damaged by oxidative stress induced by arsenite. We previously showed that nuclear factor erythroid 2 like 2 (Nfe2l2)-deficient pancreatic β-cells were vulnerable to cell damage induced by oxidative stressors including arsenite, due to a muted antioxidant response. Like nuclear factor erythroid 2 like 2 (NFE2L2), NFE2L1 also belongs to the cap 'n' collar (CNC) basic-region leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factor family, and regulates antioxidant response element (ARE) related genes...
May 24, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515735/time-course-transcriptome-analysis-of-compatible-and-incompatible-pollen-stigma-interactions-in-brassica-napus-l
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Tong Zhang, Changbin Gao, Yao Yue, Zhiquan Liu, Chaozhi Ma, Guilong Zhou, Yong Yang, Zhiqiang Duan, Bing Li, Jing Wen, Bin Yi, Jinxiong Shen, Jinxing Tu, Tingdong Fu
Brassica species exhibit both compatible and incompatible pollen-stigma interactions, however, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain largely unknown. Here, RNA-seq technology was applied in a comprehensive time-course experiment (2, 5, 10, 20, and 30 min) to explore gene expression during compatible/incompatible pollen-stigma interactions in stigma. Moderate changes of gene expression were observed both in compatible pollination (PC) and incompatible pollination (PI) within 10 min, whereas drastic changes showed up by 30 min, especially in PI...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489576/intraoperative-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-for-microcirculatory-evaluation-in-rhesus-monkey-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Lin Huang, Keng Chen, Fu-Chao Chen, Hui-Yong Shen, Ji-Chao Ye, Zhao-Peng Cai, Xi Lin
This study tried to quantify spinal cord perfusion by using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in rhesus monkey models with acute spinal cord injury. Acute spinal cord perfusion after injury was detected by CEUS, coupling with conventional ultrasound (US) and Color Doppler US (CDFI). Time-intensity curves and perfusion parameters were obtained by autotracking contrast quantification (ACQ) software in the epicenter and adjacent regions of injury, respectively. Neurological and histological examinations were performed to confirm the severity of injury...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454264/luteolin-a-novel-p90-ribosomal-s6-kinase-inhibitor-suppresses-proliferation-and-migration-in-leukemia-cells
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Lan Deng, Ling Jiang, Xianghua Lin, Kuo-Fu Tseng, Zhigang Lu, Xiuju Wang
Ribosomal S6 kinases (RSKs) are directly regulated by extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling and are implicated in cell growth, survival, motility and senescence. The present study observed that RSK1 was overexpressed in primary untreated leukemia patient bone marrow samples compared with the expression at the complete remission stage, using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR). In addition, a high RSK1 expression (relative expression ≥10) was associated with a significantly shorter overall survival (P=0...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444744/dual-cdk4-6-inhibition-by-pd-0332991-induces-apoptosis-and-senescence-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells
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Liang Chen, Jingxuan Pan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Aberrant activation of Cyclin D1-CDK4/6-Rb signaling pathway is common in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). PD-0332991, a highly specific inhibitor of CDK4/6, has been showed potent antitumor activity against multiple types of cancer. The purpose of this study was to examine the in vitro and in vivo antineoplastic effect of PD-0332991 against the growth and metastasis in ESCC cells. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Cell viability and synergy between PD-0332991 and 5-fluorouracil/Cisplatin were measured by MTS assay and CalcuSyn software, respectively...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437343/spinopelvic-alignment-by-different-surgical-methods-in-the-treatment-of-degenerative-sagittal-imbalance-of-the-lumbar-spine
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Dong-Gune Chang, Kee-Yong Ha, Young-Hoon Kim, Eun-Whan Lee
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective comparative study. OBJECTIVE: To compare pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) and iliac fixation (ILF) without osteotomy as methods of correcting lumbar spine deformities due to degenerative sagittal imbalance (DSI) through the evaluation of the changes in spinopelvic alignment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Many papers have reported the surgical results after PSO and ILF for patients with fixed adult deformities...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421411/seleno-short-chain-chitosan-induces-apoptosis-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a549-cells-through-ros-mediated-mitochondrial-pathway
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Yana Zhao, Shaojing Zhang, Pengfei Wang, Shengnan Fu, Di Wu, Anjun Liu
Seleno-short-chain chitosan (SSCC) is a synthesized chitosan derivative. In this study, antitumor activity and underlying mechanism of SSCC on human non-small-cell lung cancer A549 cells were investigated in vitro. The MTT assay showed that SSCC could inhibit cell viability in a dose- and time-dependent manner, and 200 μg/ml SSCC exhibited significantly toxic effects on A549 cells. The cell cycle assay showed that SSCC triggered S phase cell cycle arrest in a dose- and time-dependent manner, which was related to a downregulation of S phase associated cyclin A...
April 18, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416328/hepatoprotective-mongolian-prescription-ii-enhances-the-antitumor-effects-of-chemotherapeutics-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-xenografts
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A Nanda, Qimuge Suyila, Li Xian, Su Xiulan
Hepatoprotective Mongolian prescription II (MPII), a mixture of 18 different medicinal herbs, significantly inhibited the growth of human liver cancer cell lines Huh-7 and HepG2 in vitro with different concentrations; MPII (6mg/mL) inhibited cell proliferation by 80.48%. MPII induced apoptosis in both cell lines, which was observed by light microscopy and flow cytometry. MPII-induced apoptosis and G0/G1 cell cycle arrest were quantified by Annexin V-FITC/PI staining and flow cytometry. At the molecular level, MPII induced caspase-3, caspase-8, caspase-9, and cytochrome c gene expression...
January 18, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411308/the-effect-of-mir-200c-inhibition-on-chemosensitivity-5-fluorouracil-in-colorectal-cancer
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Korosh Heydari, Massoud Saidijam, Mohammad Reza Sharifi, Fatemeh Karimi Dermani, Sara Soleimani Asl, Nooshin Shabab, Rezvan Najafi
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) as a chemotherapeutic drug is used to treat colorectal cancer (CRC). However, 5-FU is associated with acquired CRC resistance, which decreases the therapeutic potential of 5-FU. Several studies indicated that miR-200c is also involved in chemotherapeutic drug resistance, but the exact mechanism of miR-200c mediated chemoresistance has not yet been fully understood. In this study, we examined the effect of inhibition of miR-200c on the sensitivity of HCT-116 cells to 5-FU. HCT-116 cells were transfected with LNA-anti- miR-200c for 48 h...
April 14, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387750/bmp6-regulates-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-human-sertoli-cells-via-smad2-3-and-cyclin-d1-pathway-and-dach1-and-tfap2a-activation
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Hong Wang, Qingqing Yuan, Min Sun, Minghui Niu, Liping Wen, Hongyong Fu, Fan Zhou, Zheng Chen, Chencheng Yao, Jingmei Hou, Ruinan Shen, Qisheng Lin, Wenjie Liu, Ruobing Jia, Zheng Li, Zuping He
Sertoli cells are essential for regulating normal spermatogenesis. However, the mechanisms underlying human Sertoli cell development remain largely elusive. Here we examined the function and signaling pathways of BMP6 in regulating human Sertoli cells. RT-PCR, immunocytochemistry and Western blots revealed that BMP6 and its multiple receptors were expressed in human Sertoli cells. CCK-8 and EDU assays showed that BMP6 promoted the proliferation of Sertoli cells. Conversely, BMP6 siRNAs inhibited the division of these cells...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363705/relationship-between-plasma-adropin-levels-and-body-composition-and-lipid-characteristics-amongst-young-adolescents-in-taiwan
#17
Jin-Biou Chang, Nain-Feng Chu, Fu-Huang Lin, Jhu-Ting Hsu, Pi-Yun Chen
Adropin is a 76 amino acid peptide hormone with a molecular weight of 4999.9Da that may be associated with energy homeostasis, insulin resistance and lipid metabolism in mice and human. There is only a few studies that examine plasma adropin levels and body composition in children. This study is to evaluate the relationship between plasma adropin levels, body composition and lipid variables amongst young adolescents in Taiwan. We examined 492 adolescents (269 females and 223 males) ranging from 12 to 15 years old, with a mean age of 13...
March 28, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335216/investigation-of-the-structural-electrical-and-optical-properties-of-the-nano-scale-gzo-thin-films-on-glass-and-flexible-polyimide-substrates
#18
Fang-Hsing Wang, Kun-Neng Chen, Chao-Ming Hsu, Min-Chu Liu, Cheng-Fu Yang
In this study, Ga₂O₃-doped ZnO (GZO) thin films were deposited on glass and flexible polyimide (PI) substrates at room temperature (300 K), 373 K, and 473 K by the radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering method. After finding the deposition rate, all the GZO thin films with a nano-scale thickness of about 150 ± 10 nm were controlled by the deposition time. X-ray diffraction patterns indicated that the GZO thin films were not amorphous and all exhibited the (002) peak, and field emission scanning electron microscopy showed that only nano-scale particles were observed...
May 10, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322392/theoretical-analysis-of-electrochromism-under-redox-of-bis-3-thienyl-2-thienyl-hexafluorocyclopentene-effects-of-charged-and-substituted-systems
#19
Zhi-Xiang Zhang, Pi-Xia Wang, Fu-Quan Bai, Chui-Peng Kong, Hong-Xing Zhang
Electrochromism with the ring-closing or ring-opening isomerization of substituted and unsubstituted bis(3-thienyl)/(2-thienyl)hexafluorocyclopentene is discussed using the DFT method. In the neutral ground state, bond making and breaking between two reactive C atoms on thienyls are thermodynamically forbidden. Under redox conditions, the gain or loss of electrons can have a significant effect on the frontier molecular orbital distribution of both open- and closed-ring isomers, particularly in reactive sites...
March 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288932/inhibition-of-jnk-by-pi-class-of-glutathione-s-transferase-through-pka-creb-pathway-is-associated-with-carnosic-acid-protection-against-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-apoptosis
#20
Chia-Yuan Lin, Ru-Huei Fu, Ruey-Hwang Chou, Jing-Hsien Chen, Chi-Rei Wu, Shu-Wei Chang, Chia-Wen Tsai
Pi class of glutathione S-transferase (GST) is known to suppress c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK)-related apoptosis through protein-protein interactions. Moreover, signaling by PKA/cAMP response element binding protein (CREB) is necessary for GSTP up-regulation. This study explored whether carnosic acid (CA) from rosemary prevents 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced neurotoxicity by inhibition of JNK through GSTP via PKA/CREB signaling. Results indicated that the GSTP protein was increased in SH-SY5Y cells treated with CA for 18 and 24 h...
March 10, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
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