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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540184/detection-of-intramyocardially-injected-dir-labeled-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-optical-and-optoacoustic-tomography
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Markus T Berninger, Pouyan Mohajerani, Moritz Wildgruber, Nicolas Beziere, Melanie A Kimm, Xiaopeng Ma, Bernhard Haller, Megan J Fleming, Stephan Vogt, Martina Anton, Andreas B Imhoff, Vasilis Ntziachristos, Reinhard Meier, Tobias D Henning
The distribution of intramyocardially injected rabbit MSCs, labeled with the near-infrared dye 1,1'-dioctadecyl-3,3,3',3'-tetramethylindotricarbo-cyanine-iodide (DiR) using hybrid Fluorescence Molecular Tomography-X-ray Computed Tomography (FMT-XCT) and Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) imaging technologies, was investigated. Viability and induction of apoptosis of DiR labeled MSCs were assessed by XTT- and Caspase-3/-7-testing in vitro. 2 × 10(6), 2 × 10(5) and 2 × 10(4) MSCs labeled with 5 and 10 μg DiR/ml were injected into fresh frozen rabbit hearts...
June 2017: Photoacoustics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538211/the-oxido-metabolic-driver-atf4-enhances-temozolamide-chemo-resistance-in-human-gliomas
#2
Daishi Chen, Manfred Rauh, Michael Buchfelder, Ilker Y Eyupoglu, Nicolai Savaskan
Malignant gliomas are devastating neoplasia with limited curative treatment options. Temozolomide (TMZ, Temcat®, Temodal® or Temodar®) is a first-line treatment for malignant gliomas but the development of drug resistance remains a major concern. Activating transcription factor 4 (ATF4) is a critical oxido-metabolic regulator in gliomas, and its role in the pathogenesis of TMZ-resistance remains elusive. We investigated the effect of TMZ on human glioma cells under conditions of enhanced ATF4 expression (ATF4OE) and ATF4 knock down (ATF4KD)...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525376/exploiting-ros-and-metabolic-differences-to-kill-cisplatin-resistant-lung-cancer
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Medhi Wangpaichitr, Chunjing Wu, Ying Ying Li, Dan J M Nguyen, Hande Kandemir, Sumedh Shah, Shumei Chen, Lynn G Feun, Jeffrey S Prince, Macus T Kuo, Niramol Savaraj
Cisplatin resistance remains a major problem in the treatment of lung cancer. We have discovered that cisplatin resistant (CR) lung cancer cells, regardless of the signaling pathway status, share the common parameter which is an increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS) and undergo metabolic reprogramming. CR cells were no longer addicted to the glycolytic pathway, but rather relied on oxidative metabolism. They took up twice as much glutamine and were highly sensitive to glutamine deprivation. Glutamine is hydrolyzed to glutamate for glutathione synthesis, an essential factor to abrogate high ROS via xCT antiporter...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495973/contrasting-the-role-of-xct-and-glt-1-upregulation-in-the-ability-of-ceftriaxone-to-attenuate-the-cue-induced-reinstatement-of-cocaine-seeking-and-normalize-ampa-receptor-subunit-expression
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Amber L Lacrosse, Sinead M O'Donovan, Marian T Sepulveda-Orengo, Robert E McCullumsmith, Kathryn J Reissner, Marek Schwendt, Lori A Knackstedt
Chronic treatment with ceftriaxone attenuates reinstatement of cocaine-seeking while increasing the function of the glutamate transporter GLT-1 and system xC- (Sxc) in the nucleus accumbens core (NAc). Sxc contributes the majority of non-synaptic extracellular glutamate in the NAc, while GLT-1 is responsible for the majority of glutamate uptake. Here we used antisense to decrease the expression of GLT-1 and xCT (catalytic subunit of Sxc), in order to determine the relative importance of both proteins in mediating ceftriaxone's ability to prevent cue-induced reinstatement of cocaine-seeking and normalize glutamatergic proteins in the NAc of rats...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458574/identification-of-capsazepine-as-a-novel-inhibitor-of-system-xc-and-cancer-induced-bone-pain
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Jennifer Fazzari, Matthew D Balenko, Natalie Zacal, Gurmit Singh
The cystine/glutamate antiporter has been implicated in a variety of cancers as a major mediator of redox homeostasis. The excess glutamate secreted by this transporter in aggressive cancer cells has been associated with cancer-induced bone pain (CIBP) from distal breast cancer metastases. High-throughput screening of small molecule inhibitors of glutamate release from breast cancer cells identified several potential compounds. One such compound, capsazepine (CPZ), was confirmed to inhibit the functional unit of system xc(-) (xCT) through its ability to block uptake of its radiolabeled substrate, cystine...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457879/the-role-of-system-xc-in-methamphetamine-induced-dopaminergic-neurotoxicity-in-mice
#6
Duy-Khanh Dang, Eun-Joo Shin, Hai-Quyen Tran, Dae-Joong Kim, Ji Hoon Jeong, Choon-Gon Jang, Seung-Yeol Nah, Hideyo Sato, Toshitaka Nabeshima, Yukio Yoneda, Hyoung-Chun Kim
The cystine/glutamate antiporter (system Xc(-), Sxc) transports cystine into cell in exchange for glutamate. Since xCT is a specific subunit of Sxc, we employed xCT knockout mice and investigated whether this antiporter affected methamphetamine (MA)-induced dopaminergic neurotoxicity. MA treatment significantly increased striatal oxidative burdens in wild type mice. xCT inhibitor [i.e., S-4-carboxy-phenylglycine (CPG), sulfasalazine] or an xCT knockout significantly protected against these oxidative burdens...
April 27, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442364/effects-of-repeated-cocaine-exposure-and-withdrawal-on-voluntary-ethanol-drinking-and-the-expression-of-glial-glutamate-transporters-in-mesocorticolimbic-system-of-p-rats
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Alaa M Hammad, Yusuf S Althobaiti, Sujan C Das, Youssef Sari
Glutamatergic neurotransmission within the brain's reward circuits plays a major role in the reinforcing properties of both ethanol and cocaine. Glutamate homeostasis is regulated by several glutamate transporters, including glutamate transporter type 1 (GLT-1), cystine/glutamate transporter (xCT), and glutamate aspartate transporter (GLAST). Cocaine exposure has been shown to induce a dysregulation in glutamate homeostasis and a decrease in the expression of GLT-1 and xCT in the nucleus accumbens (NAc). In this study, alcohol preferring (P) rats were exposed to free-choice of ethanol (15% and 30%) and/or water for five weeks...
April 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429737/the-glutamate-cystine-xct-antiporter-antagonizes-glutamine-metabolism-and-reduces-nutrient-flexibility
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Chun-Shik Shin, Prashant Mishra, Jeramie D Watrous, Valerio Carelli, Marilena D'Aurelio, Mohit Jain, David C Chan
As noted by Warburg, many cancer cells depend on the consumption of glucose. We performed a genetic screen to identify factors responsible for glucose addiction and recovered the two subunits of the xCT antiporter (system xc(-)), which plays an antioxidant role by exporting glutamate for cystine. Disruption of the xCT antiporter greatly improves cell viability after glucose withdrawal, because conservation of glutamate enables cells to maintain mitochondrial respiration. In some breast cancer cells, xCT antiporter expression is upregulated through the antioxidant transcription factor Nrf2 and contributes to their requirement for glucose as a carbon source...
April 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420170/fisetin-protects-pc12-cells-from-tunicamycin-mediated-cell-death-via-reactive-oxygen-species-scavenging-and-modulation-of-nrf2-driven-gene-expression-sirt1-and-mapk-signaling-in-pc12-cells
#9
Jui-Hung Yen, Pei-Shan Wu, Shu-Fen Chen, Ming-Jiuan Wu
BACKGROUND: Fisetin (3,7,3',4'-tetrahydroxyflavone) is a dietary flavonol and exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective activities. However, high concentration of fisetin is reported to produce reactive oxygen species (ROS), induce endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and cause cytotoxicity in cancer cells. The aim of this study is to investigate the cytoprotective effects of low concentration of fisetin against tunicamycin (Tm)-mediated cytotoxicity in neuronal-like catecholaminergic PC12 cells...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390315/glutathione-inhibits-antibody-and-complement-mediated-immunologic-cell-injury-via-multiple-mechanisms
#10
Zhen Zhang, Xiling Zhang, Xin Fang, Manabu Niimi, Yanru Huang, Honglan Piao, Shan Gao, Jianglin Fan, Jian Yao
Antioxidant glutathione (GSH) plays an important role in the regulation of immunity. However, little is known about its effects on humoral immunity, especially its action on effector molecules like antibody and complement. Given that these molecules contain abundant disulfide bonds, we speculated that GSH might influence the action of these proteins via its thiol function. Using a model of a glomerular mesangial cell (MC) lysis induced by antibodies plus complement, we addressed this hypothesis. Exposure of rat MCs to anti-Thy-1 antibody plus complement or anti-MC rabbit serum caused a complement-dependent cell lysis, which was completely blocked by GSH...
March 31, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384716/analysis-of-mthfr-cbs-glutathione-taurine-and-hydrogen-sulfide-levels-in-retinas-of-hyperhomocysteinemic-mice
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Xuezhi Cui, Soumya Navneet, Jing Wang, Penny Roon, Wei Chen, Ming Xian, Sylvia B Smith
Purpose: Hyperhomocysteinemia (Hhcy) is implicated in certain retinal neurovascular diseases, although whether it is causative remains uncertain. In isolated ganglion cells (GCs), mild Hhcy induces profound death, whereas retinal phenotypes in Hhcy mice caused by mutations in remethylation (methylene tetrahydrofolatereductase [Mthfr+/-]) or transsulfuration pathways (cystathionine β-synthase [Cbs+/-]) demonstrate mild GC loss and mild vasculopathy. The current work investigated compensation in vivo of one pathway for the other, and, because the transsulfuration pathway yields cysteine necessary for formation of glutathione (GSH), taurine, and hydrogen sulfide (H2S), they were analyzed also...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381035/quasi-supercontinuum-source-in-the-extreme-ultraviolet-using-multiple-frequency-combs-from-high-harmonic-generation
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Martin Wünsche, Silvio Fuchs, Stefan Aull, Jan Nathanael, Max Möller, Christian Rödel, Gerhard G Paulus
A quasi-supercontinuum source in the extreme ultraviolet (XUV) is demonstrated using a table-top femtosecond laser and a tunable optical parametric amplifier (OPA) as a driver for high-harmonic generation (HHG). The harmonic radiation, which is usually a comb of odd multiples of the fundamental frequency, is generated by near-infrared (NIR) laser pulses from the OPA. A quasi-continuous XUV spectrum in the range of 30 to 100 eV is realized by averaging over multiple harmonic comb spectra with slightly different fundamental frequencies and thus different spectral spacing between the individual harmonics...
March 20, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347687/effects-of-chronic-inhalation-of-electronic-cigarettes-containing-nicotine-on-glial-glutamate-transporters-and-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-in-female-cd-1-mice
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Fawaz Alasmari, Laura E Crotty Alexander, Jessica A Nelson, Isaac T Schiefer, Ellen Breen, Christopher A Drummond, Youssef Sari
Alteration in glutamate neurotransmission has been found to mediate the development of drug dependence, including nicotine. We and others, through using western blotting, have reported that exposure to drugs of abuse reduced the expression of glutamate transporter-1 (GLT-1) as well as cystine/glutamate antiporter (xCT), which consequently increased extracellular glutamate concentrations in the mesocorticolimbic area. However, our previous studies did not reveal any changes in glutamate/aspartate transporter (GLAST) following exposure to drugs of abuse...
March 27, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345346/thermally-activated-delayed-fluorescence-and-aggregation-induced-emission-with-through-space-charge-transfer
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Hiroyuki Tsujimoto, Dong-Gwang Ha, Georgios Markopoulos, Hyun Sik Chae, Marc A Baldo, Timothy M Swager
Emissive molecules comprising a donor and an acceptor bridged by 9,9-dimethylxanthene, were studied (XPT, XCT, and XtBuCT). The structures position the donor and acceptor with cofacial alignment at distances of 3.3-3.5 Å wherein efficient spatial charge transfer can occur. The quantum yields were enhanced by excluding molecular oxygen and thermally activated delayed fluorescence with lifetimes on the order of microseconds was observed. Although the molecules displayed low quantum yields in solution, higher quantum yields were observed in the solid state...
March 27, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289330/the-heterogeneity-of-cancer-stem-like-cells-at-the-invasive-front
#15
Go J Yoshida
Cancer stem-like cells exhibit the multi-functional roles to survive and persist for a long period in the minimal residual disease after the conventional anti-cancer treatments. Cancer stem-like cells of solid malignant tumors which highly express CD44v8-10, the variant isoform of CD44 generated by alternative splicing, has a resistance to redox stress by the robust production of glutathione mediated by ESRP1-CD44v-xCT (cystine/glutamate antiporter) axis. It has been reported that CD44v and c-Myc tend to show the inversed expression pattern at the invasive front of the aggressive tumors...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273808/role-of-ul3-in-multidrug-resistance-in-p53-mutated-lung-cancer-cells
#16
Annapina Russo, Assunta Saide, Silvia Smaldone, Raffaella Faraonio, Giulia Russo
Cancer is one of the most common causes of death among adults. Chemotherapy is crucial in determining patient survival and quality of life. However, the development of multidrug resistance (MDR) continues to pose a significant challenge in the management of cancer. In this study, we analyzed the role of human ribosomal protein uL3 (formerly rpL3) in multidrug resistance. Our studies revealed that uL3 is a key determinant of multidrug resistance in p53-mutated lung cancer cells by controlling the cell redox status...
March 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258140/ecological-and-evolutionary-insights-into-xanthomonas-citri-pathovar-diversity
#17
Kanika Bansal, Samriti Midha, Sanjeet Kumar, Prabhu B Patil
Citrus canker, caused by Xanthomonas citri pv. citri, is a serious disease of citrus plants worldwide. Earlier phylogenetic studies using housekeeping genes revealed that X. citri pv. citri is related to many other pathovars, which can be collectively referred as Xanthomonas citri pathovars (XCPs). From the present study, we report the genome sequences of 18 XCPs and compared them with four XCPs available in the public domain. In a tree based on phylogenomic marker genes, all the XCPs form a monophyletic cluster, suggesting their origin from a common ancestor...
May 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253902/sulfasalazine-attenuates-evading-anticancer-response-of-cd133-positive-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#18
Yeonhwa Song, Jaewoo Jang, Tae-Hoon Shin, Sang Mun Bae, Jin-Sun Kim, Kang Mo Kim, Seung-Jae Myung, Eun Kyung Choi, Haeng Ran Seo
BACKGROUND: CD133-positive cells in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) exhibit cancer stem cell (CSC)-like properties as well as resistance to chemotherapeutic agents and ionizing radiation; however, their function remains unknown. In this paper, we identified a hitherto unknown mechanism to overcome CD133-induced resistance to anticancer therapy. METHODS: We applied an alternative approach to enrich the CD133-positive HCC population by manipulating 3D culture conditions...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202313/the-complex-roles-of-stat3-and-stat5-in-maintaining-redox-balance-lessons-from-stat-mediated-xct-expression-in-cancer-cells
#19
Katja Linher-Melville, Gurmit Singh
STAT3 and STAT5 mediate diverse cellular processes, transcriptionally regulating gene expression and interacting with cytoplasmic proteins. Their canonical activity is stimulated by cytokines/growth factors through JAK-STAT signaling. As targets of oncogenes with intrinsic tyrosine kinase activity, STAT3 and STAT5 become constitutively active in hematologic neoplasms and solid tumors, promoting cell proliferation and survival and modulating redox homeostasis. This review summarizes reactive oxygen species (ROS)-regulated STAT activation and how STATs influence ROS production...
February 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185919/rheostatic-cd44-isoform-expression-and-its-association-with-oxidative-stress-in-human-malignant-mesothelioma
#20
Shan Hwu Chew, Yasumasa Okazaki, Shinya Akatsuka, Shenqi Wang, Li Jiang, Yuuki Ohara, Fumiya Ito, Hideyuki Saya, Yoshitaka Sekido, Shinya Toyokuni
CD44 exists as a standard (CD44s) isoform and different variant isoforms (CD44v) due to alternative splicing. While the complex nature of these different isoforms has not been fully elucidated, CD44v expression has been shown to exert oncogenic effects by promoting tumor progression, metastasis and resistance of tumor cells to chemotherapy. One of the CD44v isoforms, CD44v8-10, was recently shown to protect cancer cells from oxidative stress by increasing the synthesis of glutathione (GSH). However, data regarding CD44 isoform expression in malignant mesothelioma (MM) are still lacking...
February 6, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
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