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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945040/-ginsenoside-rh%C3%A2-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-of-k562-cells-by-activating-p38
#1
Xiao-Xia Liu, Jing Xia, Jia-Feng Tang, Ming-Hua Zhou, Di-Long Chen, Ze-Hong Liu
To study the effect of ginseng saponin Rh₂ in inducing apoptosis of human leukemia K562 cells, and explore its mechanism from the aspect of autophagy pathway. CCK-8 assay was used to examine the growth inhibition of human leukemia cell lines K562 treated with ginsenoside Rh₂; flow cytometry (FCM) was used to detect cell apoptosis; Hoechst staining was used to observe the changes of cell morphological apoptosis; Acridine and MDC staining were used to detect the effects of the Rh₂ on autophagy; Western blot and RT-PCR were used to detect the expression levels of the proteins closely associated with autophagy and apoptosis...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944927/%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-agonist-attenuates-the-cerebral-injury-in-a-rat-model-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass-by-activating-the-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-pathway
#2
Yingjie Sun, Dandan Song, Mei Wang, Keyan Chen, Tiezheng Zhang
α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAchR) agonist treatment may provide a promising therapeutic effect for cerebral injuries. However, it is unclear whether the activation of α7nAchR agonist may reduce cerebral injuries induced by cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). A total of 96 male Sprague‑Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups (n=24/group): i) Sham operation group; ii) CPB group; iii) CPB + α7nAchR agonist group; and iv) CPB + α7nAchR agonist + α7nAchR antagonist group. Following treatment, 24 rats from each group were sacrificed and the serum and hippocampal tissues were collected...
September 25, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944924/cyclic-helix-b-peptide-protects-hk%C3%A2-2-cells-from-oxidative-stress-by-inhibiting-er-stress-and-activating-nrf2-signalling-and-autophagy
#3
Long Li, Miao Lin, Lexi Zhang, Shang Huang, Chao Hu, Long Zheng, Liping Li, Chao Zhang, Cheng Yang, Yaqiu Long, Ruiming Rong, Tongyu Zhu
Renal ischemia‑reperfusion injury (IRI) is present in numerous diseases and is observed following certain treatments, including renal transplantation. Preventing tubular epithelial cells (TECs) from undergoing apoptosis is vital for treatment of renal IRI. Cyclic helix B peptide (CHBP) is a novel agent that has a protective effect on renal IRI in vivo. In the present study, the effect and underlying mechanism of CHBP on TECs was investigated. The HK‑2 human renal proximal tubular epithelial cell line was treated with 500 µmol/l H2O2 for 4 h prior to determining the effect of CHBP pretreatment for 1 h on cell viability, caspase 3 activity and expression levels, expression levels of oxidative stress markers, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress markers, NF‑E2‑related factor 2 (Nrf2), heme oxygenase‑1 (HO‑1) and autophagy markers...
September 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944913/oleanolic-acid-alleviates-diabetic-rat-carotid-artery-injury-through-the-inhibition-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-signaling-pathways
#4
Qian An, Qian Hu, Bing Wang, Wenjun Cui, Fei Wu, Yu Ding
The overexpression of inflammasome components is correlated with diabetes‑associated complications. Oleanolic acid is a triterpenoid compound which is important in arterial injury. The present study evaluated whether oleanolic acid improved diabetic rat carotid artery injury through the inhibition of nucleotide‑binding domain, leucine‑rich‑containing family, pyrin domain‑containing‑3 (NLRP3) inflammasomes signaling pathways. A diabetic rat model was induced using streptozotocin (60 mg/kg) and underwent carotid artery injury...
September 25, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944912/dhhp%C3%A2-6-attenuates-cerebral-ischemia%C3%A2-reperfusion-injury-in-rats-through-the-inhibition-of-apoptosis
#5
Yingshi Ji, Xin Yan, Yang Hu, Huan Xue, Jianfeng Sun, Huaqiu Chen, Jiayu Zhang, Liping Wang, Baigong Xue, Li Sun
As a novel reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenger, deuterohemin His peptide‑6 (DhHP‑6) has been demonstrated to prolong the lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans and has also exhibited protective effects in myocardial ischemia‑reperfusion injury. Whether similar effects occur during cerebral ischemia‑reperfusion (CIR) injury remains to be elucidated. The present study evaluated the function of DhHP‑6 and its underlying mechanisms in a middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model in rats. The focal transient MCAO model was implemented using the Longa method of ischemia for 2 h followed by reperfusion for 22 h in male Wistar rats...
September 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944894/glucosylceramide-synthase-regulates-the-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-liver-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro-by-bcl%C3%A2-2-bax-pathway
#6
Jun-Feng Li, Su-Jun Zheng, Li-Li Wang, Shuang Liu, Feng Ren, Yu Chen, Li Bai, Mei Liu, Zhong-Ping Duan
Our previous study found that glucosylceramide, a type of sphingolipids, was associated with liver inflammation and fibrosis. Glucosylceramide is generated by glucosylceramide synthase (GCS), which is encoded by the UDP‑glucose ceramide glucosyltransferase (UGCG) gene. GCS is a key enzyme to regulate the physiological activity of cells. However, the role of GCS in hepatic cells remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to explore the mechanism of GCS in the proliferation and apoptosis of liver cells...
September 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944886/sulforaphane-induces-p53%C3%A2-deficient-sw480-cell-apoptosis-via-the-ros%C3%A2-mapk-signaling-pathway
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Hai Lan, Hongyin Yuan, Congyao Lin
Sulforaphane (SFN) has been revealed to inhibit the growth and induce apoptosis of cancer cells. However, the detailed anticancer effects of SFN on p53‑deficient colon cancer cells has yet to be clearly elucidated. The present study employed p53‑deficient SW480 cells to establish an SFN‑induced in vitro model of apoptosis. The critical events leading to apoptosis were then evaluated in SFN‑treated p53‑deficient SW480 cells, by performing an MTT assay, flow cytometry, western blotting and ELISA. The results demonstrated that SFN at concentrations of 5, 10, 15 and 20 µM induced mitochondria‑associated cell apoptosis, which was further confirmed by disruption of the mitochondrial membrane potential, an increase in the Bax/Bcl‑2 ratio, as well as activation of caspase‑3, ‑7 and ‑9...
September 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944882/evaluation-of-apoptosis-induced-by-exposure-to-antineoplastic-drugs-in-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-of-nurses
#8
Heng Liao, Lijie Bi, Jun Wei, Xin Song
Cytostatic antineoplastic drugs are considered carcinogenic and mutagenic risk factors for health workers who are occupationally exposed to them; however, the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects remain to be elucidated. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the underlying mechanisms of antineoplastic drugs‑induced apoptosis of peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) obtained from oncology nurses handling antineoplastic drugs. A microRNA (miRNA/miR) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) array was performed to analyze the expression levels of miRNAs in the PBLs from 3 trained nurses occupationally exposed to antineoplastic drugs...
September 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944875/asymmetric-dimethylarginine-downregulates-sarco-endoplasmic-reticulum-calcium%C3%A2-atpase-3-and-induces-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#9
Weikang Guo, Zongli Diao, Wenhu Liu
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease. Endothelial cell injury and apoptosis may promote atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. The present study investigated the potential mechanisms of asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA)‑induced apoptosis in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). It was demonstrated that ADMA decreased B‑cell lymphoma‑2 expression and increased cleaved‑caspase‑3 expression. Furthermore, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT)‑mediated‑digoxigenin‑11‑dUTP nick end labeling results indicated that ADMA induced apoptosis in HUVECs...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944872/isoflurane-exposure-regulates-the-cell-viability-and-bdnf-expression-of-astrocytes-via-upregulation-of-trek%C3%A2-1
#10
Cui-Hong Zhou, Ya-Hong Zhang, Fen Xue, Shan-Shan Xue, Yun-Chun Chen, Ting Gu, Zheng-Wu Peng, Hua-Ning Wang
Neonatal isoflurane exposure in rodents disrupts hippocampal cognitive functions, including learning and memory, and astrocytes may have an important role in this process. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this disruption are not fully understood. The present study investigated the role of TWIK‑related K+ channel (TREK‑1) in isoflurane‑induced cognitive impairment. Lentiviruses were used to overexpress or knockdown TREK‑1 in astrocytes exposed to increasing concentrations of isoflurane or O2 for 2 h...
September 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944866/early-anticoagulation-therapy-for-severe-burns-complicated-by-inhalation-injury-in-a-rabbit-model
#11
Zhong-Hua Fu, Guang-Hua Guo, Zhen-Fang Xiong, Xincheng Liao, Ming-Zhuo Liu, Jinhua Luo
The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of early anticoagulation treatment on severe burns complicated by inhalation injury in a rabbit model. Under anesthetization, an electrical burns instrument (100˚C) was used to scald the backs of rabbits for 15 sec, which established a 30% III severe burns model. Treatment of the rabbits with early anticoagulation effectively improved the severe burns complicated by inhalation injury‑induced lung injury, reduced PaO2, PaCO2 and SPO2 levels, suppressed the expression of tumor necrosis factor‑α, interleukin (IL)‑1β and IL‑6, and increased the activity of IL‑10...
September 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944861/panax-notoginseng-saponins-attenuates-sevoflurane%C3%A2-induced-nerve-cell-injury-by-modulating-akt-signaling-pathway
#12
Xu Yang, Sun Yang, Chen Hong, Wang Yu, Wang Guonian
General anesthesia in patients with or at risk for neuronal injury remains challenging due to the neurotoxic effects of volatile anesthetics. One inhalation anesthetic, sevoflurane, induces neuronal damage, including neuroapoptosis, and learning and memory impairment. Panax Notoginseng Saponins (PNS) is the active ingredient of Sanqui and has been reported to exert neuroprotective effects. In the current study, the protective effect of PNS on sevoflurane‑induced nerve cell injury was explored. Cell proliferation was significantly reduced in a dose‑dependent manner following stimulation with sevoflurane...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944839/alteration-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-cytokines-induces-apoptosis-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#13
Jibin Sha, Bo Sui, Xiaoqing Su, Qingfang Meng, Chenggang Zhang
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most significant long‑term complications in terms of morbidity and mortality for diabetic patients; however, the exact cause remains unknown. To address this, the DN model was established, and oxidative stress indexes, including malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH‑Px), and inflammatory cytokines, includinginterleukin‑6 (IL‑6), tumor necrosis factor‑alpha (TNF‑α) and transforming growth factor‑beta (TGF‑β), were examined by ELISA...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943954/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-suppresses-cell-proliferation-and-promotes-apoptosis-in-ec9706-and-eca109-esophageal-carcinoma-cells
#14
Liang Liu, Jing Zuo, Guangda Wang
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is a component of green tea with anticancer effects that have been demonstrated in multiple types of cancer, but few reports exist concerning its effect in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma cells. The present study investigated apoptosis induced by EGCG treatment and the underlying molecular mechanisms in Eca109 and Ec9706 human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma cells. The apoptosis rate following treatment with various concentration of EGCG for 24 h was detected by flow cytometry...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943944/andrographolide-suppresses-proliferation-of-human-colon-cancer-sw620-cells-through-the-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mmp-9-signaling-pathway
#15
Rui Zhang, Jian Zhao, Jian Xu, De-Xin Jiao, Jian Wang, Zhi-Qiang Gong, Jian-Hui Jia
Modern pharmacological research has revealed that andrographolide has various functions, including anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral effects, immunoregulation, treating cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, and prevention and treatment of alcoholic liver injury. The present study investigated whether andrographolide suppresses the proliferation of human colon cancer cell through the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)/nuclear factor (NF)-κB/matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) signaling pathway...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943930/downregulation-of-cytochrome-c-oxidase-1-induced-radioresistance-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#16
Tomoko Takesue, Hirofumi Kawakubo, Tetsu Hayashida, Mai Tsutsui, Kazuhiro Miyao, Kazumasa Fukuda, Rieko Nakamura, Tsunehiro Takahashi, Norihito Wada, Hiroya Takeuchi, Yuko Kitagawa
Comprehensive gene screening with transposons is a novel procedure for the systematic identification of resistant genes. The present study aimed to use this technique to identify candidate radioresistant genes in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. A transposon is a base sequence that can translocate to another location in the genome at random. By inserting the cytomegalovirus promotor as a transcriptional activator in the transposon, the following gene in the new location becomes overexpressed and the gene located at the transposon insertion site is downregulated...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943754/pinus-densiflora-bark-extract-prevents-selenite-induced-cataract-formation-in-the-lens-of-sprague-dawley-rat-pups
#17
Jun Kim, Se-Young Choung
PURPOSE: Rat pups treated with sodium selenite are typically used as an in vivo model to mimic age-related nuclear cataract. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, lipid peroxidation, reduction of antioxidant enzymes, crystalline proteolysis, and apoptosis are considered factors that contribute to pathogenesis of age-related nuclear cataract. In the present study, we investigated whether Pinus densiflora bark extract has potential to prevent cataract formation and elucidated the underlying mechanism...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943529/quisqualis-indica-improves-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-by-regulating-prostate-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis
#18
Charith Ub Wijerathne, Hee-Seon Park, Hye-Yun Jeong, Ji-Won Song, Og-Sung Moon, Young-Won Seo, Young-Suk Won, Hwa-Young Son, Jong-Hwan Lim, Sung-Hum Yeon, Hyo-Jung Kwun
Quisqualis indica (QI) has been used for treating disorders such as stomach pain, constipation, and digestion problem. This study was aimed to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of QI extract on treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in LNCaP human prostate cancer cell line and a testosterone-induced BPH rat model. LNCaP cells were treated with QI plus testosterone propionate (TP), and androgen receptor (AR) and prostate specific antigen (PSA) expression levels were assessed by Western blotting. To induce BPH, the rats were subjected to a daily subcutaneous injection of TP (3 mg/kg) for 4 wk...
September 22, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943466/in-vitro-cytotoxicity-of-l-amino-acid-oxidase-from-the-venom-of-crotalus-mitchellii-pyrrhus
#19
Kok Keong Tan, Siok Ghee Ler, Jayantha Gunaratne, Boon Huat Bay, Gopalakrishnakone Ponnampalam
L-amino acid oxidase isolated from Crotalus mitchellii pyrrhus (Cmp-LAAO) exhibited cytotoxicity against LNCaP prostate adenocarcinoma cells. The viability of LNCaP cells decreased in a concentration- and time-dependent manner upon administration of Cmp-LAAO. Cmp-LAAO induced apoptosis as evidenced by AnnexinV/PI staining using flow cytometry. An increase in caspase-9 and caspase-3 activity were also observed. The damaging effect of LAAO appears to be due to its enzymatic activity, that produces hydrogen peroxide which can then induce oxidative stress within the cells...
September 21, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942449/fshr-and-lhr-expression-and-signaling-as-well-as-maturation-and-apoptosis-of-cumulus-oocyte-complexes-following-treatment-with-fsh-receptor-binding-inhibitor-in-sheep
#20
Suocheng Wei, Xiaoyun Shen, Zhuandi Gong, Yingying Deng, Luju Lai, Haoqin Liang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Currently, it remains unknown whether FSH receptor binding inhibitor (FRBI) influences follicular development and reproduction functions in humans and animals. The present study aimed to investigate FRBI effects on in vitro maturation (IVM) and apoptosis of cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) of sheep, to determine the effect of FRBI on mRNA and protein levels of FSHR and LHR in COCs, and to elucidate the signal pathway of FRBI effects. METHODS: COCs were in vitro cultured for 24h in the IVM media supplemented with varying concentrations of FRBI (0, 10, 20, 30 and 40µg/mL) and FSH (10IU/mL)...
September 22, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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