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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138840/low-dosage-of-arsenic-trioxide-inhibits-vasculogenic-mimicry-in-hepatoblastoma-without-cell-apoptosis
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Feng Zhang, Chun-Mei Zhang, Shu Li, Kun-Kun Wang, Bin-Bin Guo, Yao Fu, Lu-Yang Liu, Yu Zhang, Hai-Yu Jiang, Chang-Jun Wu
Hepatoblastoma (HB) is the most common type of pediatric liver malignancy, which predominantly occurs in young children (aged <5 years), and continues to be a therapeutic challenge in terms of metastasis and drug resistance. As a new pattern of tumor blood supply, vasculogenic mimicry (VM) is a channel structure lined by tumor cells rather than endothelial cells, which contribute to angiogenesis. VM occurs in a variety of solid tumor types, including liver cancer, such as hepatocellular carcinoma. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the effect of arsenic trioxide (As2O3) on VM...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111283/pancreatic-islet-autonomous-effect-of-arsenic-on-insulin-secretion-through-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-autophagy-pathway
#2
Wei Wu, Xiaofeng Yao, Liping Jiang, Qiaoting Zhang, Jie Bai, Tianming Qiu, Lei Yang, Ni Gao, Guang Yang, Xiaofang Liu, Min Chen, Xiance Sun
Inorganic arsenic is a worldwide environmental pollutant. Arsenic's relationship with the incidence of diabetes arouses concerns on its etiological mechanism. In this study, the glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) from isolated pancreatic islets of As2O3-treated mice was significantly lower than that of control mice. It indicated that the effect of As2O3-inhibited GSIS was pancreatic islet-autonomous. The level of phospho-PERK (p-PERK), a biomarker of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, in pancreas of As2O3-treated mice was increased significantly...
October 27, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111252/organic-matter-control-on-the-distribution-of-arsenic-in-lake-sediments-impacted-by-65years-of-gold-ore-processing-in-subarctic-canada
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Jennifer M Galloway, Graeme T Swindles, Heather E Jamieson, Michael Palmer, Michael B Parsons, Hamed Sanei, Andrew L Macumber, R Timothy Patterson, Hendrik Falck
Climate change is profoundly affecting seasonality, biological productivity, and hydrology in high northern latitudes. In sensitive subarctic environments exploitation of mineral resources led to contamination and it is not known how cumulative effects of resource extraction and climate warming will impact ecosystems. Gold mines near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, subarctic Canada, operated from 1938 to 2004 and released >20,000t of arsenic trioxide (As2O3) to the environment through stack emissions...
October 27, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054015/synergistic-effect-of-copper-and-arsenic-upon-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-autophagy-alterations-in-brain-tissues-of-gallus-gallus
#4
Xiao Sun, Jinglun Li, Hongjing Zhao, Yu Wang, Juanjuan Liu, Yizhi Shao, Yuan Xue, Mingwei Xing
Arsenic or copper is one of the most highly toxic pollution that can cause dysfunction to brains, however, the exact mechanism remains unclear. The aim of the study is to investigate the mechanisms of arsenic or/and copper-induced oxidative stress, inflammation and autophagy in chicken brains and elucidate the interactions between arsenic and copper. A total of 72 1-day-old Hy-line chickens were divided into four groups (18 chickens per group) treated with 30mg/kg arsenic trioxide (As2O3) or/and 300mg/kg copper sulfate (CuSO4) for 12weeks...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978146/eriodictyol-attenuates-arsenic-trioxide-induced-liver-injury-by-activation-of-nrf2
#5
Guanghong Xie, Xiaolin Meng, Fei Wang, Yuxin Bao, Junyuan Huo
Arsenic, a well-known human carcinogen, has been reported to induce hepatic oxidative stress and hepatic injury. Eriodictyol, a flavonoid found in citrus fruits, has been reported to have antioxidant effects. In this study, we aimed to investigate the protective effects of eriodictyol on arsenic trioxide (As2O3)-induced liver injury and to clarify the molecular mechanism. Male Wistar rats were administrated 3mg/kg As2O3 intravenous injection at days 1, 4, 5, and 7. Eriodictyol was given 1 h before or after As2O3 treatment...
September 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956730/inactivation-of-mir-100-combined-with-arsenic-treatment-enhances-the-malignant-transformation-of-beas-2b-cells-via-stimulating-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
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Jia Yang, Zhijun Chen, Xinyi Wang, Mo Xu, Haoshu Fang, Yakun Liu, Yu Jiang, Yi Ding, Juan Li, Siying Wang
Chronic arsenic treatment induces epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and promotes tumorigenicity, but the mechanism is unclear. MiR-100 has been shown to be involved in this biological process. In this study, we hypothesize that inactivation of miR-100 combined with low concentration of arsenic exposure could promote the malignant transformation of human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS-2B cell) by promoting EMT. To test this hypothesis, BEAS-2B cells were treated with low-dose of As2O3 chronically, and lentiviral vectors were used to mediate the inhibition of miR-100 expression...
September 28, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956719/arsenic-trioxide-exposure-impairs-testicular-morphology-in-adult-male-mice-and-consequent-fetus-viability
#7
Raquel Frenedoso da Silva, Cibele Dos Santos Borges, Celina de Almeida Lamas, Valéria Helena Alves Cagnon, Wilma de Grava Kempinas
The acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a rare disease, affecting 0.1/100,000 individuals globally. Despite significant advances in APL therapy, some patients still experience relapsed disease. Currently, arsenic trioxide (As2O3) was found to be effective in relapsed APL treatment and considered as standard treatment for these cases. However, it has been shown that exposure to As2O3 may exert adverse effects on the male reproductive system since this substance might also induce apoptosis of other important cell types including stem cells...
2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928847/anti-angiogenic-effect-of-arsenic-trioxide-in-lung-cancer-via-inhibition-of-endothelial-cell-migration-proliferation-and-tube-formation
#8
Meng-Hang Yang, Ke-Jie Chang, Jin-Cheng Zheng, Hai Huang, Guang-Yuan Sun, Xue-Wei Zhao, Bing Li, Qing-Yu Xiu
Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) exhibits a remarkable effect on leukemia treatment; however, its effect on solid tumors remains poorly explored. The present study demonstrated the inhibitory effect of As2O3 on lung cancer and explored its possible mechanism. It was observed that As2O3 significantly inhibited the growth of lung cancer xenografts and tumor angiogenesis in vivo. The inhibitory effect of As2O3 on cell proliferation in vitro was more remarkable in vascular endothelial cells than in lung cancer cells. It was also observed that As2O3 inhibited the migration of vascular endothelial cells and disrupted vascular tube formation on Matrigel assays...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901456/the-antitumor-effects-of-arsenic-trioxide-in-mantle-cell-lymphoma-via-targeting-wnt-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-catenin-pathway-and-dna-methyltransferase-1
#9
Xin-Yu Li, Ying Li, Lingyan Zhang, Xin Liu, Lili Feng, Xin Wang
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is an aggressive non‑Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) with poor prognosis. The rapid progression and frequently relapse make it urgent to identify therapeutic agents with potent antitumor effect. Increasing evidence indicated that dysregulation of Wnt/β‑catenin pathway and abnormal methylation appeared to promote tumorigenesis. Arsenic trioxide (As2O3, ATO) has been reported effective in many hematologic malignancies in recent studies, however, the mechanism and effects of ATO in MCL still need further research...
November 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858082/effects-of-arsenic-trioxide-on-the-expression-of-ezrin-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#10
Wei Lu, Chao Yang, Peng Du, Jun-Li Zhang, Jia-Cheng Zhang
The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of arsenic trioxide (As2O3) treatment on the expression of ezrin and serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).A total of 24 patients (20 males and 4 females) with resectable HCC were treated with venous injection of As2O3 for 14 days (10 mg/d) before surgery. The ezrin expression and serum AFP levels were assessed before and after treatment, respectively.The serum AFP levels were 325.5 ng/L before treatment and 278.6 ng/L after treatment, with statistical significant difference (Z = -2...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831476/phenylarsine-oxide-pao-induces-apoptosis-in-hepg2-cells-via-ros-mediated-mitochondria-and-er-stress-dependent-signaling-pathways
#11
Ping Huang, Yu Hua Zhang, Xiao Wei Zheng, Yu Jia Liu, Hong Zhang, Luo Fang, Yi Wen Zhang, Chang Yang, Khairul Islam, Chao Wang, Hua Naranmandura
Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) is an old drug that has recently been reintroduced as a therapeutic agent for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Although As2O3 is also applied to treat other types of cancer in vitro and in vivo, it has been reported that single agent As2O3 has poor efficacy against non-hematologic malignant cancers in clinical trials. Recently, a few reports have indicated that organic arsenic compounds can be a possible alternative for the treatment of As2O3-resistant cancers. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether the organic arsenic compound phenylarsine oxide (PAO) has potent cytotoxic effects against human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) HepG2 cells...
August 23, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820073/immunomodulatory-role-of-arsenic-in-regulatory-t-cells
#12
Rizwanul Haque, Archana Chaudhary, Nadra Sadaf
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic Arsenic (As) exposure continued to be a cause of major problem associated with different kind of diseases including skin problem and different types of cancer. As exposure leads to numerous other pathological conditions that affect millions of people worldwide on a regular basis. It was recently established that As toxicity affects immune system and modulates the function and survival of cells involved in immune regulation. Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) was reported to be an effective apoptosis inducer in a variety of cell types...
2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810083/self-cyclizing-antioxidants-to-prevent-dna-damage-caused-by-hydroxyl-radical
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Safnas F AbdulSalam, Purujit N Gurjar, Haizhou Zhu, Jing Liu, Emma S Johnson, Ana Luisa Kadekaro, Julio Landero-Figueroa, Edward J Merino
Antioxidant therapy is a promising treatment strategy for protecting DNA from the damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS). Here, we report new self-cyclizing antioxidant reagents that are selective for the hydroxyl radical. Our mechanistic investigation revealed that the reagents react with three equivalents of oxidant in a cascade reaction to form a bicyclic final product. Among the reagents synthesized, 1 c showed favorable properties in vitro and in cellular studies. Using As2 O3 , which triggers ROS production, we showed that 1 c prevents formation of the guanine oxidation product 2,2,4-triamino-2H-oxazol-5-one-2'-deoxyribonucleoside and lowers cellular levels of reactive oxygen...
October 18, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803342/alleviation-of-arsenic-induced-pulmonary-oxidative-damage-by-gspe-as-shown-during-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-experiments
#14
Meng Wei, Fangming Guo, Dongsheng Rui, Haixia Wang, Gangling Feng, Shugang Li, Guanling Song
A long-term exposure to arsenic may lead to lung damage due to oxidative stress. In this context, GSPE can play a major role as a strong antioxidant. Our study attempted to reveal the connection between arsenic-induced lung injury and the antagonistic effect of GSPE. For this purpose, BEAS-2B cells and Kunming mice were exposed to different dosages of As2O3 and GSPE. Oxidative stress indicators were detected both in vivo and in vitro. Cell survival rate and morphological changes in the lung tissue (H&E staining) were evaluated as well...
August 12, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756814/grape-seed-procyanidin-extract-reduces-arsenic-induced-renal-inflammatory-injury-in-male-mice
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Cheng Wang, Jun Li, Guan Ling Song, Qiang Niu, Shang Zhi Xu, Gang Ling Feng, Hai Xia Wang, Yu Li, Shu Gang Li, Feng Li
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the ability and mechanism by which grape seed procyanidin extract (GSPE) relieves arsenic trioxide (As2O3)-induced renal inflammatory injury. Therefore, male Kunming mice were treated with As2O3 and/or GSPE by gavage for 5 weeks. Mice were then sacrificed and inflammatory cytokines of kidneys were examined by ELISA, whereas the expression levels of molecules involved in the nuclear factor (NF)-κB signaling pathway were evaluated by both qRT-PCR and Western blot. Our results indicate that GSPE prevents As2O3-mediated renal inflammatory injury by inhibiting activation of the NF-κB signaling pathway and inflammatory cytokine production, while promoting expression of anti-inflammatory cytokines...
July 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755286/assessment-of-arsenic-trioxide-toxicity-on-cock-muscular-tissue-alterations-of-oxidative-damage-parameters-inflammatory-cytokines-and-heat-shock-proteins
#16
Si-Wen Li, Ying Guo, Ying He, Xiao Sun, Hong-Jing Zhao, Yu Wang, Ya-Jun Wang, Ming-Wei Xing
To evaluate the toxicity of arsenic trioxide (As2O3) in the muscular tissues (wing, thigh and pectoral) of birds, 72 one-day-old Hy-line cocks were selected and randomly divided into four groups. They were fed either a commercial diet or an arsenic-supplemented diet containing 7.5, 15 or 30 mg/kg As2O3. The experiment lasted for 90 days and the samples of muscular tissues were collected at 30, 60 and 90 days. The results showed that As2O3 exposure significantly lowered the activities of antioxidant enzymes (catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px)) and inhibition ability of hydroxyl radicals (OH) and increased the malondialdehyde (MDA) contents...
July 28, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728119/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-inflammation-correlates-with-calcium-overload-under-arsenic-trioxide-induced-myocardial-damage-in-gallus-gallus
#17
Siwen Li, Yu Wang, Hongjing Zhao, Ying He, Jinglun Li, Guangshun Jiang, Mingwei Xing
Arsenic is a known environmental pollutant and highly hazardous toxin to human health. Due to the biological accumulation, arsenic produces a variety of cardiovascular diseases. However, the exact mechanism is still unclear. Here, our objective was to evaluate myocardial damage and determine the potential mechanism under arsenic exposure in chickens. Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) (1.25 mg/kg BW, corresponding 15 mg/kg feed) was administered as basal diet to male Hy-line chickens (one-day-old) for 4, 8 and 12 weeks...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712407/-detection-and-clinical-significance-of-pml-protein-expression-of-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-cells
#18
Mei Song, Xiumei Wu, Mei Zhang, Pengcheng He
Objective To study the expression patterns of promyelocytic leukemia (PML) protein at different stages of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) and investigate the effects that the arsenical, all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) and chemotherapeutic drugs on PML protein expression patterns. Methods The bone marrow cells of 42 APL patients, NB4 cells and MR2 cells were collected and treated separately with 1 μmol/L arsenic trioxide (As2O3), 1 μmol/L tetra-arsenic tetra-sulfide (As4S4), 1 μmol/L ATRA, 10 mg/L cytosine arabinoside, and 1 mg/L homoharringtonine...
July 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695742/human-regulatory-protein-ki-1-57-is-a-target-of-sumoylation-and-affects-pml-nuclear-body-formation
#19
Ângela Saito, Edmarcia E Souza, Fernanda C Costa, Gabriela V Meirelles, Kaliandra A Gonçalves, Marcos T Santos, Gustavo C Bressan, Mark E McComb, Catherine E Costello, Stephen A Whelan, Jörg Kobarg
Ki-1/57 is a nuclear and cytoplasmic regulatory protein first identified in malignant cells from Hodgkin's lymphoma. It is involved in gene expression regulation on both transcriptional and mRNA metabolism levels. Ki-1/57 belongs to the family of intrinsically unstructured proteins and undergoes phosphorylation by PKC and methylation by PRMT1. Previous characterization of its protein interaction profile by yeast two-hybrid screening showed that Ki-1/57 interacts with proteins of the SUMOylation machinery, the SUMO E2 conjugating enzyme UBC9 and the SUMO E3 ligase PIAS3, which suggested that Ki-1/57 could be involved with this process...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686804/smart-human-serum-albumin-as2-o3-nanodrug-with-self-amplified-folate-receptor-targeting-ability-for-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-treatment
#20
Yongbo Peng, Zilong Zhao, Teng Liu, Xiong Li, Xiaoxiao Hu, Xiaoping Wei, Xiaobing Zhang, Weihong Tan
Arsenic trioxide (ATO, As2 O3 ) is currently used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia. However, expanding its use to include high-dose treatment of other cancers is severely hampered by serious side effects on healthy organs. To address these limitations, we loaded ATO onto folate (FA)-labeled human serum albumin (HSA) pretreated with glutathione (GSH) based on the low pH- and GSH-sensitive arsenic-sulfur bond, and we termed the resulting smart nanodrug as FA-HSA-ATO. FA-HSA-ATO could specifically recognize folate receptor-β-positive (FRβ+) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) cells, resulting in more intracellular accumulation of ATO...
August 28, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
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