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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213273/2-methoxyestradiol-protects-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-alcoholic-fatty-liver-by-enhancing-sirtuin-1-mediated-autophagy
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Hong-Ik Cho, Min-Jong Seo, Sun-Mee Lee
Alcoholic fatty liver (AFL) is susceptible to ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, responding with inflammation and extensive hepatocellular damage. Autophagy maintains cellular homeostasis and regulates inflammation and lipid metabolism. 2-Methoxyestradiol (2-ME2), an endogenous metabolite of estradiol, exhibits antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This study examined the cytoprotective mechanisms of 2-ME2 on hepatic I/R in AFL, focusing on autophagy signaling. C57BL/6 mice were fed an ethanol diet (ED) to induce AFL, or a control diet (CD) for 6 weeks, and then subjected to 60 min of ischemia and 5 h of reperfusion...
February 14, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208686/identification-of-autophagy-related-genes-and-their-regulatory-mirnas-associated-with-celiac-disease-in-children
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Sergio Comincini, Federico Manai, Cristina Meazza, Sara Pagani, Carolina Martinelli, Noemi Pasqua, Gloria Pelizzo, Marco Biggiogera, Mauro Bozzola
Celiac disease (CD) is a severe genetic autoimmune disorder, affecting about one in 100 people, where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. Diagnosing CD is quite complex and requires blood tests and intestinal biopsy examinations. Controversy exists regarding making the diagnosis without biopsy, due to the large spectrum of manifesting symptoms; furthermore, small-intestinal gastroscopy examinations have a relatively complex management in the pediatric population. To identify novel molecular markers useful to increase the sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of pediatric CD patients, the expression levels of two key autophagy executor genes (ATG7 and BECN1) and their regulatory validated miRNAs (miR-17 and miR-30a, respectively) were analyzed by relative quantitative real-time-PCR on a cohort of confirmed CD patients compared to age-related controls...
February 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202616/dna-repair-interacts-with-autophagy-to-regulate-inflammatory-responses-to-pulmonary-hyperoxia
#3
Yan Ye, Ping Lin, Weidong Zhang, Shirui Tan, Xikun Zhou, Rongpeng Li, Qinqin Pu, Jonathan L Koff, Archana Dhasarathy, Feng Ma, Xin Deng, Jianxin Jiang, Min Wu
Oxygen is supplied as a supportive treatment for patients suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome. Unfortunately, high oxygen concentration increases reactive oxygen species generation, which causes DNA damage and ultimately cell death in the lung. Although 8-oxoguanine-DNA glycosylase (OGG-1) is involved in repairing hyperoxia-mediated DNA damage, the underlying molecular mechanism remains elusive. In this study, we report that ogg-1-deficient mice exhibited a significant increase of proinflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-6, and IFN-γ) in the lung after being exposed to 95% oxygen...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196106/tor-signaling-pathway-and-autophagy-are-involved-in-the-regulation-of-circadian-rhythms-in-behavior-and-plasticity-of-l2-interneurons-in-the-brain-of-drosophila-melanogaster
#4
Ewelina Kijak, Elżbieta Pyza
Drosophila melanogaster is a common model used to study circadian rhythms in behavior and circadian clocks. However, numerous circadian rhythms have also been detected in non-clock neurons, especially in the first optic neuropil (lamina) of the fly's visual system. Such rhythms have been observed in the number of synapses and in the structure of interneurons, which exhibit changes in size and shape in a circadian manner. Although the patterns of these changes are known, the mechanism remains unclear. In the present study, we investigated the role of the TOR signaling pathway and autophagy in regulating circadian rhythms based on the behavior and structural plasticity of the lamina L2 monopolar cell dendritic trees...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196025/autophagy-induced-by-cx-4945-a-casein-kinase-2-inhibitor-enhances-apoptosis-in-pancreatic-cancer-cell-lines
#5
Dae Wook Hwang, Kwang Sup So, Song Cheol Kim, Kwang-Min Park, Young-Joo Lee, Sun-Whe Kim, Chang-Min Choi, Jin Kyung Rho, Yun Jung Choi, Jae Cheol Lee
OBJECTIVES: Pancreatic cancer is the most lethal malignancy with only a few effective chemotherapeutic drugs. Because the inhibition of casein kinase 2 (CK2) has been reported as a novel therapeutic strategy for many cancers, we investigated the effects of CK2 inhibitors in pancreatic cancer cell lines. METHODS: The BxPC3, 8902, Mia PaCa-2 human pancreatic cancer cell lines, and CX-4945, a novel CK2 inhibitor, were used. Autophagy was analyzed by acridine orange staining, fluorescence microscope detection of punctuate patterns of GFP-tagged LC3 and immunoblotting for LC3...
February 14, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186962/microrna-375-inhibits-colorectal-cancer-cells-proliferation-by-downregulating-jak2-stat3-and-map3k8-erk-signaling-pathways
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Ran Wei, Qin Yang, Bing Han, Yan Li, Kun Yao, Xiuyu Yang, Zexi Chen, Shanshan Yang, Jiaqi Zhou, Meizhang Li, Haijing Yu, Min Yu, Qinghua Cui
MicroRNA-375 is involved in many types of alimentary system cancers. Our previous studies showed that microRNA-375 was significantly down-regulated in carcinoma tissues compared with para-carcinoma tissues, which strongly indicates that microRNA-375 might suppress the occurrence and development of colorectal cancer. However, the mechanism underlying the microRNA-375 regulation in colorectal cancer remains unclear. In this study, we first sorted out jak2, map3k8 and atg7 as microRNA-375 targeted genes from multiple databases, and found that jak2, map3k8 and their downstream genes stat3 and erk were up-regulated in carcinoma tissues...
February 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157209/autophagy-induced-by-damps-facilitates-the-inflammation-response-in-lungs-undergoing-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-promoting-traf6-ubiquitination
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Xingguang Liu, Hao Cao, Jian Li, Bo Wang, Peng Zhang, Xu Dong Zhang, Zhongmin Liu, Hongbin Yuan, Zhenzhen Zhan
Lung ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury remains one of the most common complications after various cardiopulmonary surgeries. The inflammation response triggered by the released damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) aggravates lung tissue damage. However, little is known about the role of autophagy in the pathogenesis of lung I/R injury. Here, we report that a variety of inflammation-related and autophagy-associated genes are rapidly upregulated, which facilitate the inflammation response in a minipig lung I/R injury model...
February 3, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154825/bu-zhong-yi-qi-decoction-the-water-extract-of-chinese-traditional-herbal-medicine-enhances-cisplatin-cytotoxicity-in-a549-ddp-cells-through-induction-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy
#8
Ning Yu, Ying Xiong, Chun Wang
Cisplatin is one of the most active cytotoxic agents for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treatment. However, the development of cisplatin resistance is common. Bu-Zhong-Yi-Qi decoction (BZYQD), a Chinese traditional herbal medicine, is widely used for the enhancement of antitumor effect in other medications. In this study, we evaluated the effect and drug-resistance reversal mechanism of BZYQD combined with cisplatin on cisplatin-resistant A549/DDP cells. Our results showed that BZYQD exhibited direct cytotoxic and chemosensitizing effects...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153729/4-pba-reverses-autophagic-dysfunction-and-improves-insulin-sensitivity-in-adipose-tissue-of-obese-mice-via-akt-mtor-signaling
#9
Qinyue Guo, Lin Xu, Huixia Li, Hongzhi Sun, Shufang Wu, Bo Zhou
BACKGROUND: 4-phenyl butyric acid (4-PBA) has been considered as a key regulator of insulin resistance in obesity. However the mechanism of 4-PBA involved in insulin resistance remains elusive. METHODS: We evaluated the effect of 4-PBA on abnormal autophagy and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in obese mice. 4-PBA was administered in obese mice and adipocyte models, and metabolic parameters, autophagy markers, ER stress indicators, Akt/mTOR signaling and insulin signaling molecular were assessed...
January 30, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149534/iapp-modulates-cellular-autophagy-apoptosis-and-extracellular-matrix-metabolism-in-human-intervertebral-disc-cells
#10
Xinghuo Wu, Yu Song, Wei Liu, Kun Wang, Yong Gao, Shuai Li, Zhenfeng Duan, Zengwu Shao, Shuhua Yang, Cao Yang
The pathogenic process of intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) is characterized by imbalance in the extracellular matrix (ECM) metabolism. Nucleus pulposus (NP) cells have important roles in maintaining the proper structure and tissue homeostasis of disc ECM. These cells need adequate supply of glucose and oxygen. Islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) exerts its biological effects by regulating glucose metabolism. The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression of IAPP in degenerated IVD tissue, and IAPP modulation of ECM metabolism in human NP cells, especially the crosstalk mechanism between apoptosis and autophagy in these cells...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143512/progranulin-causes-adipose-insulin-resistance-via-increased-autophagy-resulting-from-activated-oxidative-stress-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Qinyue Guo, Lin Xu, Huixia Li, Hongzhi Sun, Jiali Liu, Shufang Wu, Bo Zhou
BACKGROUND: Progranulin (PGRN) has recently emerged as an important regulator for insulin resistance. However, the direct effect of progranulin in adipose insulin resistance associated with the autophagy mechanism is not fully understood. METHODS: In the present study, progranulin was administered to 3T3-L1 adipocytes and C57BL/6 J mice with/without specific inhibitors of oxidative stress and endoplasmic reticulum stress, and metabolic parameters, oxidative stress, endoplasmic reticulum stress and autophagy markers were assessed...
January 31, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131903/ov6-cancer-stem-cells-drive-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-progression-through-atg7-dependent-%C3%AE-catenin-stabilization
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Chao Wang, Fei-Hu Yan, Jia-Jun Zhang, Hai Huang, Qin-Shu Cui, Wei Dong, Wei-Wei Zhang, Yue Zhao, He-Zhong Chen, Tie-Jun Zhao
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) represent a subpopulation of tumor cells that exhibit capacities for tumor initiation and progression. Identifying CSCs and their related pathways is necessary for the development of new therapeutic targets against tumors. However, the molecular mechanism of CSCs in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains elusive. This study demonstrated that OV6 expression was closely associated with ESCC patients' clinical outcome and prognosis. OV6(+) cells possessed stronger stem-like properties, including self-renewal, stem cell-associated gene expression, tumorigenicity, chemo-resistance, invasion, and metastasis...
January 25, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123910/a-comparative-in-silico-analysis-of-autophagy-proteins-in-ciliates
#13
Erhan Aslan, Nurçin Küçükoğlu, Muhittin Arslanyolu
Autophagy serves as a turnover mechanism for the recycling of redundant and/or damaged macromolecules present in eukaryotic cells to re-use them under starvation conditions via a double-membrane structure known as autophagosome. A set of eukaryotic genes called autophagy-related genes (ATGs) orchestrate this highly elaborative process. The existence of these genes and the role they play in different eukaryotes are well-characterized. However, little is known of their role in some eukaryotes such as ciliates...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103115/involvement-of-autophagy-in-nk-cell-development-and-function
#14
Alejandro López-Soto, José Manuel Bravo-San Pedro, Guido Kroemer, Lorenzo Galluzzi, Segundo Gonzalez
Natural killer (NK) cells are the prototypical members of the recently identified family of innate lymphoid cells (ILCs). Thanks to their cytotoxic and secretory functions, NK cells play a key role in the immune response to cells experiencing various forms of stress, including viral infection and malignant transformation. Autophagy is a highly conserved network of degradative pathways that participate in the maintenance of cellular and organismal homeostasis as they promote adaptation to adverse microenvironmental conditions...
January 19, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101818/autophagy-is-a-regulator-of-trail-induced-apoptosis-in-nsclc-a549-cells
#15
Yuqing Chen, Xin Zhou, Jianou Qiao, Aihua Bao
Autophagy, a catabolic process by which cytoplasmic components are degraded in lysosomes, plays an important role in the maintenance of cellular homeostasis. Dysregulation of autophagy is associated with several diseases. However, few studies have addressed the role of autophagy in the lung, and its role in lung diseases remains unclear. In the present study, we examined the effect of tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) on autophagy in A549 cells and explored the underlying mechanisms...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094778/adipocyte-fatty-acid-binding-protein-potentiates-toxic-lipids-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-macrophages-via-inhibition-of-janus-kinase-2-dependent-autophagy
#16
Ruby L C Hoo, Lingling Shu, Kenneth K Y Cheng, Xiaoping Wu, Boya Liao, Donghai Wu, Zhiguang Zhou, Aimin Xu
Lipotoxicity is implicated in the pathogenesis of obesity-related inflammatory complications by promoting macrophage infiltration and activation. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and adipocyte fatty acid binding protein (A-FABP) play key roles in obesity and mediate inflammatory activity through similar signaling pathways. However, little is known about their interplay in lipid-induced inflammatory responses. Here, we showed that prolonged treatment of palmitic acid (PA) increased ER stress and expression of A-FABP, which was accompanied by reduced autophagic flux in macrophages...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088841/intracellular-fate-of-ureaplasma-parvum-entrapped-by-host-cellular-autophagy
#17
Fumiko Nishiumi, Michinaga Ogawa, Yukiko Nakura, Yusuke Hamada, Masahiro Nakayama, Jiro Mitobe, Atsushi Hiraide, Norio Sakai, Makoto Takeuchi, Tamotsu Yoshimori, Itaru Yanagihara
Genital mycoplasmas, including Ureaplasma spp., are among the smallest human pathogenic bacteria and are associated with preterm birth. Electron microscopic observation of U. parvum showed that these prokaryotes have a regular, spherical shape with a mean diameter of 146 nm. U. parvum was internalized into HeLa cells by clathrin-mediated endocytosis and survived for at least 14 days around the perinuclear region. Intracellular U. parvum reached endosomes in HeLa cells labeled with EEA1, Rab7, and LAMP-1 within 1 to 3 hr...
January 15, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052003/mir-138-5p-suppresses-autophagy-in-pancreatic-cancer-by-targeting-sirt1
#18
She Tian, Xingjun Guo, Chao Yu, Chengyi Sun, Jianxin Jiang
The role of microRNA in the aberrant autophagy that occurs in pancreatic cancer remains controversial. Because hypoxia is known to induce autophagy, we screened for differentially expressed microRNAs using a miRNA microarray with pancreatic cancer cells cultured under normoxic and hypoxic conditions. We found that miR-138-5p was among the most downregulated miRNA in hypoxia-stimulated cells, and that overexpression of miR-138-5p substantially reduced expression of autophagy markers. In addition, western blot and immunofluorescence analyses and electron microscopy revealed that miR-138-5p inhibited autophagy in pancreatic cancer cells and blocked serum starvation-induced autophagic flux independently of the typical autophagic signaling pathway...
December 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046018/co-targeting-igf-1r-and-autophagy-enhances-the-effects-of-cell-growth-suppression-and-apoptosis-induced-by-the-igf-1r-inhibitor-nvp-aew541-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#19
Weibin Wu, Jieyi Ma, Nan Shao, Yawei Shi, Ruiming Liu, Wen Li, Yin Lin, Shenming Wang
BACKGROUND: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most intractable type of breast cancer, and there is a lack of effective targeted therapy. Insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) is reportedly a potential target for TNBC treatment. However, satisfying treatment outcomes in breast cancer patients have yet to be achieved with IGF-1R-targeted agents. METHODS: To confirm whether inhibiting IGF-1R could induce autophagy, we detected autophagy-related proteins by western blotting and immunofluorescence staining of LC3-II...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041982/4-nonylphenol-induces-autophagy-and-attenuates-mtor-p70s6k-4ebp1-signaling-by-modulating-ampk-activation-in-sertoli-cells
#20
Peng Duan, Chunhui Hu, Chao Quan, Tingting Yu, Wenting Huang, Wei Chen, Sha Tang, Yuqin Shi, Francis L Martin, Kedi Yang
The estrogenic chemical 4-nonylphenol (NP) is known to impair testicular devolopment and spermatogenesis in rodents. The objective of this study was to explore the effects of NP on autophagy induction and AMPK-mTOR signaling pathway in Sertoli cells (SCs), which are the "nursemaid cells" for meiosis of spermatocytes. In this study we exposed 7-week-old male rats to NP by intra-peritoneal injection at 0, 20, 50 or 100mg/kg body weight/2days for 20 consecutive days. Our results showed that exposure to NP dose-dependently induces the formation of autophagosomes in SCs, increases the expression of Beclin-1, the conversion of LC3-I to LC3-II and the mRNA expression of Atg3, Atg5, Atg7 and Atg12 in testis, and these effects are concomitant with the activation of AMPK, and the suppression of TSC2-mTOR-p70S6K/4EBP1 signaling cascade in testis...
February 5, 2017: Toxicology Letters
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