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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634451/berberine-ameliorates-diabetes-associated-cognitive-decline-through-modulation-of-aberrant-inflammation-response-and-insulin-signaling-pathway-in-dm-rats
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Qingjie Chen, Ran Mo, Ninghua Wu, Xin Zou, Cai Shi, Jing Gong, Jingbin Li, Ke Fang, Dingkun Wang, Deshen Yang, Kaifu Wang, Juan Chen
Background: Memory-impairment was one of the common characteristics in patients with diabetes mellitus. The release of chronic inflammation mediators and insulin resistance in diabetic brain gave rise to the generation of toxic factor Aβ42 which was the marker of Alzheimer's disease. In addition, the impairment of memory in diabetes mellitus was also correlated predominantly with uptake/metabolism of glucose in medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC). Previously, anti-inflammation and hypoglycemic effects of berberine (BBr) have been described in peripheral tissues...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633336/a278c-mutation-of-dihydropteridine-reductase-decreases-autophagy-via-mtor-signaling
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Qin Si, Sifan Sun, Yanting Gu
Dihydropteridine reductase (QDPR) plays an important role in the recycling of BH4 and is closely related to oxidative stress. We have previously reported that the overexpression of QDPR in human kidney HEK293T cells significantly protected against oxidative stress, and these beneficial effects were abolished by A278C mutation. To evaluate the effect of wild-type and mutant QDPR on autophagy and its mechanism in HEK293T cells, we constructed the wild-type and mutant QDPR expression plasmids and transfected them into HEK293T cells...
June 15, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633129/inhibition-effect-of-tacrolimus-and-platelet-derived-growth-factor-bb-on-restenosis-after-vascular-intimal-injury
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Xu Ma, Chunyu Jiang, Yuehua Li, Lishuai Feng, Jingjing Liu, Jianbo Wang
Excessive proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells(VSMCs) and delayed proliferation and migration of endothelial cells(ECs) were the main cause of restenosis after endovascular interventional therapy. Since tacrolimus has proved to be more sensitive to inhibiting VSMCs' proliferation,and platelet-derived growth factor-BB(PDGF-BB) benefitted ECs' and VSMCs' proliferation, this study was aimed to identify combined effect of tacrolimus and PDGF-BB, investigate any mechanisms underneath and demonstrate combined effect of two drugs in vivo...
June 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632947/pimozide-reduces-toxic-forms-of-tau-in-tauc3-mice-via-ampk-mediated-autophagy
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YoungDoo Kim, Eun Il Jeong, Jihoon Nah, Seung-Min Yoo, WonJae Lee, Youbin Kim, Seowon Moon, Se-Hoon Hong, Yong-Keun Jung
In neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease (AD), tau is hyperphosphorylated and forms aggregates and neurofibrillary tangles in affected neurons. Autophagy is critical to clear the aggregates of disease-associated proteins and is often altered in patients and animal models of AD. Because mTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin) negatively regulates autophagy and is hyperactive in the brains of patients with AD, mTOR is an attractive therapeutic target for AD. However, pharmacological strategies to increase autophagy by targeting mTOR inhibition cause various side effects...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632723/mir-646-inhibited-cell-proliferation-and-emt-induced-metastasis-by-targeting-foxk1-in-gastric-cancer
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P Zhang, W M Tang, H Zhang, Y Q Li, Y Peng, J Wang, G N Liu, X T Huang, J J Zhao, G Li, A M Li, Y Bai, Y Chen, Y X Ren, G X Li, Y D Wang, S D Liu, J D Wang
BACKGROUND: MiR-646 has been reported to be aberrantly expressed in human cancers. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of action of miR-646 in gastric cancer (GC) have not yet been investigated. METHODS: In vitro function of miR-646 in GC was evaluated using EdU assay, plate colony formation assay, and matrigel invasion assay. Real-time PCR or western blotting was performed to detect miR-646 and FOXK1 expressions. In vivo tumour growth and metastasis were conducted in nude mice...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632179/the-antiproliferative-effect-of-cyclodipeptides-from-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pao1-on-hela-cells-involves-inhibition-of-phosphorylation-of-akt-and-s6k-kinases
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Laura Hernández-Padilla, Dolores Vázquez-Rivera, Luis A Sánchez-Briones, Alma L Díaz-Pérez, José Moreno-Rodríguez, Mario A Moreno-Eutimio, Victor Meza-Carmen, Homero Reyes-De la Cruz, Jesús Campos-García
Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1, a potential pathogen of plants and animals, produces the cyclodipeptides cyclo(l-Pro-l-Tyr), cyclo(l-Pro-l-Phe), and cyclo(l-Pro-l-Val) (PAO1-CDPs), whose effects have been implicated in inhibition of human tumor cell line proliferation. Our purpose was to investigate in depth in the mechanisms of HeLa cell proliferation inhibition by the PAO1-CDPs. The results indicate that PAO1-CDPs, both purified individually and in mixtures, inhibited HeLa cell proliferation by arresting the cell cycle at the G0-G1 transition...
June 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631253/portal-branch-ligation-does-not-counteract-the-inhibiting-effect-of-temsirolimus-on-extrahepatic-colorectal-metastatic-growth
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Sebastian Senger, Jens Sperling, Barbara Oberkircher, Martin K Schilling, Otto Kollmar, Michael D Menger, Christian Ziemann
The mTor-inhibitor temsirolimus (TEM) has potent anti-tumor activities on extrahepatic colorectal metastases. Treatment of patients with advanced disease may require portal branch ligation (PBL). While PBL can induce intrahepatic tumor growth, the effect of PBL on extrahepatic metastases under TEM treatment is unknown. Therefore, we analyzed the effects of TEM treatment on extrahepatic metastases during PBL-associated liver regeneration. GFP-transfected CT26.WT colorectal cancer cells were implanted into the dorsal skinfold chamber of BALB/c-mice...
June 19, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630404/activation-of-d1r-pka-mtor-signaling-cascade-in-medial-prefrontal-cortex-underlying-the-antidepressant-effects-of-l-spd
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Bing Zhang, Fei Guo, Yuqin Ma, Yingcai Song, Rong Lin, Fu-Yi Shen, Guo-Zhang Jin, Yang Li, Zhi-Qiang Liu
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by diverse symptoms. Although several antidepressants can influence dopamine system in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), but the role of D1R or D2R subtypes of dopamine receptor during anti-depression process is still vague in PFC region. To address this question, we investigate the antidepressant effect of levo-stepholidine (l-SPD), an antipsychotic medication with unique pharmacological profile of D1R agonism and D2R antagonism, and clarified its molecular mechanisms in the mPFC...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630390/kavalactone-yangonin-induces-autophagy-and-sensitizes-bladder-cancer-cells-to-flavokawain-a-and-docetaxel-via-inhibition-of-the-mtor-pathway
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Liu Zhongbo, Ha U-Syn, Yu Ke, Wu Chunli, Yokoyama Noriko, Zi Xiaolin
Consumption of kava (Piper methysticum Forst) has been linked to reduced cancer risk in the South Pacific Islands. Kavalactones are major bioactive components in kava root extracts, which have recently demonstrated anti-cancer activities. However, molecular mechanisms of kavalactones' anti-cancer action remain largely unknown. We have identified two kavalactones, yangonin and 5' 6'-dehydrokawain, as potent inducers of autophagic cell death in bladder cancer cells. The effect of yangonin inducing autophagy is associated with increased expression of beclin and ATG5...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629357/xuefuzhuyu-decoction-protected-cardiomyocytes-against-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-by-inhibiting-autophagy
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Xiaowen Shi, Haiyan Zhu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Mingmei Zhou, Danli Tang, Huamin Zhang
BACKGROUND: XuefuZhuyu decoction (XFZY) is a well-known traditional Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of various cardiovascular diseases, such as unstable angina pectoris and myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. However, the mechanism by which XFZY contributes to the amelioration of cardiac injury remains unclear. METHODS: H9C2 cells were cultured under the hypoxic condition for 10 h and reoxygenated for 2 h. In the presence of various concentrations of XFZY for 12 h, the cell viability was measured by MTT assay...
June 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628306/lysine-deacetylation-by-hdac6-regulates-the-kinase-activity-of-akt-in-human-neural-progenitor-cells
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Jonathan Iaconelli, Jasmin Lalonde, Bradley Watmuff, Bangyan Liu, Ralph Mazitschek, Stephen J Haggarty, Rakesh Karmacharya
AKT family of serine-threonine kinases functions downstream of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) to transmit signals by direct phosphorylation of a number of targets, including the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) and β-catenin. AKT binds to phosphatidylinositol (3,4,5)-triphosphate (PIP3) generated by PI3K activation, which results in its membrane localization and subsequent activation through phosphorylation by phosphoinositide-dependent protein kinase 1 (PDK1)...
June 19, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627676/luteolin-inhibits-angiogenesis-by-blocking-gas6-axl-signaling-pathway
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Xiaobo Li, Minfeng Chen, Xueping Lei, Maohua Huang, Wencai Ye, Rijia Zhang, Dongmei Zhang
Growth arrest-specific protein 6 (Gas6) induces the activation of Axl receptor tyrosine kinase (Axl), which plays an important role in angiogenic processes, including proliferation, migration, invasion, tube formation and pericyte recruitment of endothelial cells. The inhibition of Gas6/Axl pathway has been demonstrated to be an effective anti-angiogenic therapy. Luteolin, which is a natural active flavonoid, has been reported to possess anti-angiogenic effects. However, the underlying mechanism of luteolin in anti-angiogenesis is not fully understood...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626016/the-mtor-substrate-s6-kinase-1-s6k1-is-a-negative-regulator-of-axon-regeneration-and-a-potential-drug-target-for-central-nervous-system-injury
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Hassan Al-Ali, Ying Ding, Tatiana Slepak, Wei Wu, Yan Sun, Yania Martinez, Xiao-Ming Xu, V P Lemmon, J L Bixby
The mammalian target of Rapamycin (mTOR) positively regulates axon growth in the mammalian central nervous system (CNS). Though axon regeneration and functional recovery from CNS injuries are typically limited, knockdown or deletion of PTEN, a negative regulator of mTOR, increases mTOR activity and induces robust axon growth and regeneration. It has been suggested that inhibition of S6 Kinase 1 (S6K1, gene symbol: RPS6KB1), a prominent mTOR target, would blunt mTOR's positive effect on axon growth. In contrast to this expectation, we demonstrate that inhibition of S6K1 in CNS neurons promotes neurite outgrowth in vitro by 2-3 fold...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625574/rapamycin-decreased-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-in-control-but-not-in-diabetic-rats-in-early-cerebral-ischemia
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Oak Z Chi, Geza K Kiss, Scott J Mellender, Xia Liu, Harvey R Weiss
Diabetes causes functional and structural changes in blood-brain barrier (BBB). The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) has been associated with glucose metabolism, diabetes, and altering BBB permeability. Since there is only a narrow therapeutic window (3hours) for stroke victims, it is important to investigate BBB disruption in the early stage of cerebral ischemia. We compared the degree of BBB disruption in diabetic and in control rats at two hours of reperfusion after one hour of middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion with or without inhibition of mTOR...
June 15, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624790/co-targeting-of-igf1r-mtor-pathway-by-mir-497-and-mir-99a-impairs-hepatocellular-carcinoma-development
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Henghui Cheng, Jin Xue, Shouhua Yang, Yaobin Chen, Yu Wang, Yuanli Zhu, Xiaoyan Wang, Dong Kuang, Qiurong Ruan, Yaqi Duan, Guoping Wang
Persistent activation of IGF1R/mTOR signaling pathway plays crucial role in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Therefore, our goal was to elucidate microRNAs (miRNAs) targeting IGF1R/mTOR and the therapeutic potential of single or dual miRNA on HCC development. In this study, we found that miR-497 and miR-99a that target the 3'-UTR of both IGF1R and mTOR were down-regulated in HCC human tissues and cell lines. Functional assay revealed that ectopic expression of miR-497 or miR-99a in HCC cells resulted in a significant inhibition on tumor growth and invasiveness in vitro and tumor development in vivo via repressing the expression of IGF1R and mTOR...
May 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624789/pediatric-and-adult-glioblastoma-radiosensitization-induced-by-pi3k-mtor-inhibition-causes-early-metabolic-alterations-detected-by-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
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Alice Agliano, Geetha Balarajah, Daniela M Ciobota, Jasmin Sidhu, Paul A Clarke, Chris Jones, Paul Workman, Martin O Leach, Nada M S Al-Saffar
Poor outcome for patients with glioblastomas is often associated with radioresistance. PI3K/mTOR pathway deregulation has been correlated with radioresistance; therefore, PI3K/mTOR inhibition could render tumors radiosensitive. In this study, we show that NVP-BEZ235, a dual PI3K/mTOR inhibitor, potentiates the effects of irradiation in both adult and pediatric glioblastoma cell lines, resulting in early metabolic changes detected by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. NVP-BEZ235 radiosensitises cells to X ray exposure, inducing cell death through the inhibition of CDC25A and the activation of p21cip1(CDKN1A)...
May 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623712/deoxypodophyllotoxin-induces-cytoprotective-autophagy-against-apoptosis-via-inhibition-of-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-in-osteosarcoma-u2os-cells
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Sang-Hun Kim, Kyo-Min Son, Kwang-Youn Kim, Sun-Nyoung Yu, Sul-Gi Park, Young-Wook Kim, Hyo-Won Nam, Jeung-Tak Suh, Jae-Hoon Ji, Soon-Cheol Ahn
BACKGROUND: A natural compound deoxypodophyllotoxin (DPT) possesses potent anti-proliferative and anti-tumor properties on several cancer types. It triggers cell cycle arrest followed by apoptosis through various cellular processes. However, it is limited to the action mechanism of DPT-mediated cell death modes via apoptosis and autophagy. METHODS: Cell viability assay, morphological changes, annexin-V/propidium iodide (PI) assay, reactive oxygen species (ROS), acridine orange staining, and Western blot analyses were evaluated...
April 13, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623128/targeting-pi3k-akt-mtor-by-ly3023414-inhibits-human-skin-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cell-growth-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Ying Zou, Minggai Ge, Xuemin Wang
Abnormal activation of PI3K-AKT-mTOR signaling is detected in human skin squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). LY3023414 is a novel, potent, and orally bio-available PI3K-AKT-mTOR inhibitor. Its activity against human skin SCC cells was tested. We demonstrated that LY3023414 was cytotoxic when added to established (A431 line) and primary (patient-derived) human skin SCC cells. LY3023414 induced G0/1-S arrest and inhibited proliferation of skin SCC cells. Moreover, LY3023414 induced activation of caspase-3/-9 and apoptosis in skin SCC cells...
June 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622037/inhibition-of-the-akt-mtor-pathway-augments-the-anticancer-effects-of-sorafenib-in-thyroid-cancer
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Heqing Yi, Xuemei Ye, Bin Long, Ting Ye, Lijun Zhang, Fengqin Yan, Yang Yang, Linfa Li
BACKGROUND: Sorafenib is a multikinase inhibitor that has been approved for the treatment of patients with advanced (131)iodine ((131)I) refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). However, the progression-free survival of patients with advanced (131)I refractory DTC is short, and most DTC patients eventually acquire resistance to sorafenib. Therefore, new therapeutic strategies need to be developed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The thyroid cancer cell lines 8505C and FTC133 were treated with sorafenib in the presence or absence of BEZ235 or small interfering RNA (siRNA) directed against AKT...
June 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620824/l-3-n-butylphthalide-activates-akt-mtor-signaling-inhibits-neuronal-apoptosis-and-autophagy-and-improves-cognitive-impairment-in-mice-with-repeated-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Jing Xu, Yaping Huai, Nan Meng, Yanhong Dong, Zhijuan Liu, Qianqian Qi, Ming Hu, Mingyue Fan, Wei Jin, Peiyuan Lv
L-3-n-Butylphthalide (L-NBP) exerts neuroprotective effects in animal models of cerebral ischemia, but its potential benefits in repeated cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (RCIR) injury remain unknown. We investigated the effect of L-NBP on cognitive impairment induced by RCIR in mice. Male C57Bl/6 mice received sham surgery or bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (3 times, 20 min each) and were orally administered preoperative L-NBP (30 mg/kg/day, 7 days), postoperative L-NBP (30 or 60 mg/kg/day, 28 days) or postoperative vehicle (28 days)...
June 15, 2017: Neurochemical Research
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