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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531143/a-4-phenoxyphenol-derivative-exerts-inhibitory-effects-on-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-through-regulating-autophagy-and-apoptosis-accompanied-by-downregulating-%C3%AE-tubulin-expression
#1
Wen-Tsan Chang, Wangta Liu, Yi-Han Chiu, Bing-Hung Chen, Shih-Chang Chuang, Yen-Chun Chen, Yun-Tzh Hsu, Mei-Jei Lu, Shean-Jaw Chiou, Chon-Kit Chou, Chien-Chih Chiu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a leading cancer worldwide. Advanced HCCs are usually resistant to anticancer drugs, causing unsatisfactory chemotherapy outcomes. In this study, we showed that a 4-phenoxyphenol derivative, 4-[4-(4-hydroxyphenoxy)phenoxy]phenol (4-HPPP), exerts an inhibitory activity against two HCC cell lines, Huh7 and Ha22T. We further investigated the anti-HCC activities of 4-HPPP, including anti-proliferation and induction of apoptosis. Our results showed that higher dosage of 4-HPPP downregulates the expression of α-tubulin and causes nuclear enlargement in both the Huh-7 and Ha22T cell lines...
May 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529582/angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers-induce-autophagy-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#2
Yunseo Woo, Yu-Jin Jung
Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are anti-hypertensive drugs that competitively inhibit the binding of angiotensin II to its receptor, resulting in blood vessel dilation and the reduction of blood pressure. These antagonists are also known as sartans, and are a group of pharmaceuticals that possess tetrazole or imidazole groups. In the present study, the anticancer and antimetastatic effects of the ARBs fimasartan, losartan, eprosartan and valsartan on the human prostate cancer PC-3, DU-145 and LNCap-LN3 cell lines were investigated in vitro...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526807/dihydroartemisinin-induces-autophagy-dependent-death-in-human-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-through-dna-double-strand-break-mediated-oxidative-stress
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Xinli Shi, Li Wang, Xiaoming Li, Jing Bai, Jianchun Li, Shenghao Li, Zeming Wang, Mingrui Zhou
Dihydroartemisinin is an effective antimalarial agent with multiple biological activities. In the present investigation, we elucidated its therapeutic potential and working mechanism on human tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC). It was demonstrated that dihydroartemisinin could significantly inhibit cell growth in a dose- and time-dependent manner by the Cell Counting Kit-8 and colony formation assay in vitro. Meanwhile, autophagy was promoted in the Cal-27 cells treated by dihydroartemisinin, evidenced by increased LC3B-II level, increased autophagosome formation, and increased Beclin-1 level compared to dihydroartemisinin-untreated cells...
April 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523294/autophagy-in-aging-and-disease
#4
Mădălina Fîlfan, Raluca Elena Sandu, Alexandra Daniela Zăvăleanu, Andrei GreşiŢă, Daniela Gabriela Glăvan, Denissa Greta Olaru, Aurel Popa-Wagner
Autophagy is a catabolic degradation system used to destroy and recycle the unnecessary or damaged components of a cell. Autophagy is present at a basal level in all mammals and is regulated by some conditions, such as oxidative stress, starvation or hypoxia. In aged tissues, increased but also decreased expression of autophagy-specific proteins, Beclin 1, LC3, Atg5 and Atg7 has been reported. Likewise, it could be shown that the lifespan of yeast, nematodes and flies is prolonged by pharmacologically stimulated autophagy using exogenous administered spermidine...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521611/sgpl1-sphingosine-phosphate-lyase-1-modulates-neuronal-autophagy-via-phosphatidylethanolamine-production
#5
Daniel N Mitroi, Indulekha Karunakaran, Markus Gräler, Julie D Saba, Dan Ehninger, María Dolores Ledesma, Gerhild van Echten-Deckert
Macroautophagy/autophagy defects have been identified as critical factors underlying the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. The roles of the bioactive signaling lipid sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) and its catabolic enzyme SGPL1/SPL (sphingosine phosphate lyase 1) in autophagy are increasingly recognized. Here we provide in vitro and in vivo evidence for a previously unidentified route through which SGPL1 modulates autophagy in neurons. SGPL1 cleaves S1P into ethanolamine phosphate, which is directed toward the synthesis of phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) that anchors LC3-I to phagophore membranes in the form of LC3-II...
May 4, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521610/sphk1-sphingosine-kinase-1-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-promoting-the-autophagy-linked-lysosomal-degradation-of-cdh1-e-cadherin-in-hepatoma-cells
#6
Hong Liu, Yan Ma, Hong-Wei He, Wu-Li Zhao, Rong-Guang Shao
SPHK1 (sphingosine kinase 1), a regulator of sphingolipid metabolites, plays a causal role in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) through augmenting HCC invasion and metastasis. However, the mechanism by which SPHK1 signaling promotes invasion and metastasis in HCC remains to be clarified. Here, we reported that SPHK1 induced the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) by accelerating CDH1/E-cadherin lysosomal degradation and facilitating the invasion and metastasis of HepG2 cells. Initially, we found that SPHK1 promoted cell migration and invasion and induced the EMT process through decreasing the expression of CDH1, which is an epithelial marker...
May 4, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520695/calreticulin-ameliorates-hypoxia-reoxygenation-induced-human-microvascular-endothelial-cell-injury-by-inhibiting-autophagy
#7
You Wang, Tian-Qi Tao, Dan-Dan Song, Xiu-Hua Liu
BACKGROUND: Autophagy has been found to be involved in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury. However, the underlying mechanism and significance of autophagy in reperfusion injury remain unclear. Herein, we evaluated the effects of exogenous calreticulin (CRT) on autophagy in hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R)-treated human microvascular endothelial cells (MECs). METHODS: Human MECs were pretreated with CRT (25 pg/mL) for 30 min, followed by exposure in an incubator filled with a gas mixture of 90% N2, 5% O2, and 5% CO2 for 8-h hypoxia...
May 17, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518408/s-adenosylmethionine-mediated-apoptosis-is-potentiated-by-autophagy-inhibition-induced-by-chloroquine-in-human-breast-cancer-cells
#8
Donatella Delle Cave, Vincenzo Desiderio, Laura Mosca, Concetta Paola Ilisso, Luigi Mele, Michele Caraglia, Giovanna Cacciapuoti, Marina Porcelli
The naturally-occurring sulfonium compound S-adenosyl-L-methionine (AdoMet) is an ubiquitous sulfur-nucleoside that represents the main methyl donor in numerous methylation reactions. In recent years, it has been shown that AdoMet possesses antiproliferative properties in various cancer cells, but the molecular mechanisms at the basis of the effect induced by AdoMet have been only in part investigated. In the present study, we found that AdoMet strongly inhibited the proliferation of breast cancer cells MCF-7 by inducing both autophagy and apoptosis...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515304/ros-mediated-jnk-activation-contributes-to-hbx-induced-autophagy-via-regulating-beclin-1-bcl-2-interaction
#9
Linmao Zhong, Wanqin Shu, Wangbin Dai, Bo Gao, Sidong Xiong
Autophagy is closely associated with the regulation of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication. HBV X protein (HBx), a multifunctional regulator in HBV-associated biological processes, has been demonstrated to be crucial for the autophagy induction by HBV. However, the molecular mechanisms of autophagy induction by HBx, especially the signaling pathways involved, remain still elusive. In present investigation, we demonstrated that HBx induced autophagosome formation independent of class I phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K)/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510366/hmga2-plays-an-important-role-in-cr-vi-induced-autophagy
#10
Fan Yang, Lian Zhao, Dan Mei, Liping Jiang, Chengyan Geng, Qiujuan Li, Xiaofeng Yao, Yong Liu, Ying Kong, Jun Cao
Cr (VI) is mutagenic and carcinogenic, but the mechanism is unclear. In this study, the involvement of high mobility group A2 (HMGA2) in Cr (VI)-induced autophagy was investigated. Cr (VI) treatment induced formation of autophagosomes, increased expression of LC3II, Atg12-Atg5, Atg4, Atg10, HMGA1 and HMGA2 proteins, and decreased the expression of p62 in A549 cells. Silencing of HMGA2 gene by siRNA blocked Cr (VI)-induced formation of autophagosomes, expression of LC3II, Atg12-Atg5, Atg10 and reduction of p62...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505603/icariin-protects-against-thioacetamide-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-rats-implication-of-anti-angiogenic-and-anti-autophagic-properties
#11
Mardi M Algandaby, Randa M Breikaa, Basma G Eid, Thikrayat A Neamatallah, Ashraf B Abdel-Naim, Osama M Ashour
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis is a major health problem. The current study evaluated the potential of icariin (ICA) to guard against thioacetamide (TAA)-induced liver fibrosis in rats. METHODS: Four groups of male rats were treated as follows: group 1 was the control group, group 2 was given TAA (200mg/kg), group 3 was administered ICA (50mg/kg) and TAA (200mg/kg), and group 4 was given ICA (50mg/kg) alone. Animal treatment was continued for four weeks. RESULTS: Co-administration of ICA guarded against TAA hepatotoxicity as indicated by significant inhibition in the rise of serum ALT and AST activities and albumin concentrations...
February 24, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505110/green-tea-polyphenols-mimicking-the-effects-of-dietary-restriction-ameliorate-high-fat-diet-induced-kidney-injury-via-regulating-autophagy-flux
#12
Xiao Xie, Weijie Yi, Piwei Zhang, Nannan Wu, Qiaoqiao Yan, Hui Yang, Chong Tian, Siyun Xiang, Miying Du, Eskedar Getachew Assefa, Xuezhi Zuo, Chenjiang Ying
Epidemiological and experimental studies reveal that Western dietary patterns contribute to chronic kidney disease, whereas dietary restriction (DR) or dietary polyphenols such as green tea polyphenols (GTPs) can ameliorate the progression of kidney injury. This study aimed to investigate the renal protective effects of GTPs and explore the underlying mechanisms. Sixty Wistar rats were randomly divided into 6 groups: standard diet (STD), DR, high-fat diet (HFD), and three diets plus 200 mg/kg(bw)/day GTPs, respectively...
May 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499238/inhibition-of-inos-protects-cardiomyocytes-against-coxsackievirus-b3-induced-cell-injury-by-suppressing-autophagy
#13
Li Qi, Qi Xin, Jia Wenjun
BACKGROUND: Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3), a member of the picornavirus family, is one of the major causative enteroviruses of viral myocarditis. The aim of the current study was to investigate the role and underlying mechanism of iNOS and autophagy in CVB3 infected cardiomyocytes. METHODS: Myocardial cell H9c2 were randomly divided into four groups: control group, CVB3 group, CVB3+L-NAME group and the CVB3+iNOS siRNA group. Cell proliferation was detected by MTT method and cell apoptosis was determined by flow cytometric...
May 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498513/saha-sensitizes-neuroblastoma-to-paclitaxel-by-inhibiting-trp14-mediated-autophagy
#14
Zijun Zhen, Kaibin Yang, Litong Ye, Zhiyao You, Rirong Chen, Ying Liu, Youjian He
Paclitaxel is not as effective for neuroblastoma as most of the front-line chemotherapeutics due to drug resistance. This study explored the regulatory mechanism of paclitaxel-associated autophagy and potential solutions to paclitaxel resistance in neuroblastoma. The formation of autophagic vesicles was detected by scanning transmission electron microscopy and flow cytometry. The autophagy-associated proteins were assessed by western blot. Autophagy was induced and the autophagy-associated proteins LC3-I, LC3-II, Beclin 1, and thioredoxin-related protein 14 (TRP14), were found to be up-regulated in neuroblastoma cells that were exposed to paclitaxel...
May 12, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495516/7-o-geranylquercetin-induced-autophagy-contributes-to-apoptosis-via-ros-generation-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#15
En-Xia Wang, Bo-Yang Zou, Lei Shi, Lin-Ying Du, Yan-Yan Zhu, Ya-Meng Jiang, Xiao-Dong Ma, Xiao-Hui Kang, Chang-Yuan Wang, Yu-Hong Zhen, Li-Dan Sun
AIMS: To investigate the antitumor effects of 7-O-geranylquercetin (GQ), a novel O-alkylated derivative of quercetin, against non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines A549 and NCI-H1975 and the corresponding mechanisms. MAIN METHODS: Cell viability was assessed using MTT assay. The expression of proteins involved in apoptosis and autophagy was measured using western blotting. Besides, apoptosis was determined with DAPI staining, Annexin V-PI staining and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) assay, and autophagy was observed with TEM assay...
May 8, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493079/tlr2-regulates-allergic-airway-inflammation-and-autophagy-through-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
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Xuqin Jiang, Lei Fang, Huimei Wu, Xiaodong Mei, Fang He, Peishan Ding, Rongyu Liu
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are innate pattern recognition receptors that play a critical role in allergic inflammation, yet their contribution to autophagy in asthma remains poorly defined. Here, we investigate the role of Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) in phosphoinositide 3-kinases/protein kinase B (PI3K/Akt) pathway-mediated autophagy in ovalbumin-induced airway inflammation in mice. Wild-type (WT) and TLR2-knockout (TLR2(-/-)) C57BL/6 mice were ovalbumin-sensitized and ovalbumin-challenged. In ovalbumin-challenged WT mice, enhanced expression of TLR2 in lung tissue, remarkable inflammatory cell infiltrates, goblet cell hyperplasia, and increased mucus production were observed...
May 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488118/isoliquiritigenin-induces-cytotoxicity-in-pc-12-cells-in-vitro
#17
Hui-Hui Yang, Cheng Zhang, Shang-Hai Lai, Chuan-Chuan Zeng, Yun-Jun Liu, Xiu-Zhen Wang
Isoliquiritigenin (ISL) has been reported to have a wide range of biological activities. This study evaluated the cytotoxic effect of ISL on norvegicus pheochromocytoma cell line (PC-12 cells) and its possible molecular mechanism. The cytotoxicity in vitro of ISL against PC-12 cells was investigated by MTT assay. The migration and invasion of PC-12 cells were performed by scratch test and transwell assay. Apoptosis was evaluated by microscopy and flow cytometry. The reactive oxygen species (ROS) and mitochondrial membrane potential were studied by fluorescent microscopy...
May 9, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487519/retinal-degeneration-in-a-mouse-model-of-cln5-disease-is-associated-with-compromised-autophagy
#18
Henri Leinonen, Velta Keksa-Goldsteine, Symantas Ragauskas, Philip Kohlmann, Yajuvinder Singh, Ekaterina Savchenko, Jooseppi Puranen, Tarja Malm, Giedrius Kalesnykas, Jari Koistinaho, Heikki Tanila, Katja M Kanninen
The Finnish variant of late infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (CLN5 disease) belongs to a family of neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCLs) diseases. Vision loss is among the first clinical signs in childhood forms of NCLs. Mutations in CLN5 underlie CLN5 disease. The aim of this study was to characterize how the lack of normal functionality of the CLN5 protein affects the mouse retina. Scotopic electroretinography (ERG) showed a diminished c-wave amplitude in the CLN5 deficient mice already at 1 month of age, indicative of pathological events in the retinal pigmented epithelium...
May 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484969/autophagy-activation-alleviates-amyloid-%C3%AE-induced-oxidative-stress-apoptosis-and-neurotoxicity-in-human-neuroblastoma-sh-sy5y-cells
#19
Abhishek Kumar Singh, Akalabya Bissoyi, Mahendra Pratap Kashyap, Pradeep Kumar Patra, Syed Ibrahim Rizvi
Autophagy is an evolutionary conserved catabolic process that ensures continuous removal of damaged cell organelles and long-lived protein aggregates to maintain cellular homeostasis. Although autophagy has been implicated in amyloid-β (Aβ) production and deposition, its role in pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease remains elusive. Thus, the present study was undertaken to assess the cytoprotective and neuroprotective potential of autophagy on Aβ-induced oxidative stress, apoptosis and neurotoxicity in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells...
May 8, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478808/anticancer-activities-of-harmine-by-inducing-a-pro-death-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-human-gastric-cancer-cells
#20
Chuan Li, Yihai Wang, Chunhua Wang, Xiaomin Yi, Mingya Li, Xiangjiu He
BACKGROUND: Harmine, a β-carboline alkaloid from Peganum harmala, has multiple anti-tumor activities, especially for its folk therapy for digestive system neoplasm. However, the underlying mechanism of harmine on gastric cancer remains unclear. PURPOSE: To illuminate the potential anti-tumor activity and mechanism of harmine against gastric cancer cells. METHODS/STUDY DESIGNS: The anti-proliferative activity of harmine in vitro was evaluated by MTT assay...
May 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
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