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HES1 Inhibitor

Lichun Sun, Quanyong He, Cheguo Tsai, Jun Lei, Jing Chen, Lily Vienna Makcey, David H Coy
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is a malignant human cancer and patients have very limited benefit from traditional anticancer treatments, with a poor five-year survival rate being 10% less. In present study, we observed that Notch signalling activation induced SCLC cell growth suppression via overexpressing Notch active fragments (ICN1, ICN2, ICN3 and ICN4), implying its tumor suppressive role. The histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors also displayed their suppressive effects. Valproic acid (VPA) as a HDAC inhibitor was found to suppress SCLC cell growth and cell cycle arrest at phase G1, and observed to decrease HDAC4 and increase acetylation of histone H4 (AcH4) while activating Notch signalling with an increase of Notch1, Notch target gene HES1 and p21...
2018: American Journal of Translational Research
Hong-Mei Zhang, Pei Liu, Cheng Jiang, Xiao-Qing Jin, Rui-Ning Liu, Shun-Qing Li, Yan Zhao
Notch signaling pathway is involved in many physiological and pathological processes. The γ-secretase inhibitor DAPT inhibits Notch signaling pathway and promotes nerve regeneration after cerebral ischemia. However, neuroprotective effects of DAPT against acute craniocerebral injury remain unclear. In this study, we established rat model of acute craniocerebral injury, and found that with the increase of damage grade, the expression of Notch and downstream protein Hes1 and Hes5 expression gradually increased...
2018: PloS One
Joo-Hung Park, Jeong-Min Lee, Eun-Jin Lee, Da-Jeong Kim, Won-Bhin Hwang
Various amino acids regulate cell growth and differentiation. In the present study, we examined the ability of HT-29 cells to differentiate into goblet cells in RPMI and DMEM which are largely different in the amounts of numerous amino acids. Most of the HT-29 cells differentiated into goblet cells downregulating the stem cell marker Lgr5 when cultured in DMEM, but remained undifferentiated in RPMI. The goblet cell differentiation in DMEM was inhibited by 1-methyl-tryptophan (1-MT), an inhibitor of indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase-1 which is the initial enzyme in tryptophan metabolism along the kynurenine (KN) pathway, whereas tryptophan and KN induced goblet cell differentiation in RPMI...
February 13, 2018: Oncology Reports
Lina Xu, Lina Gu, Xufeng Tao, Youwei Xu, Yan Qi, Lianhong Yin, Xu Han, Jinyong Peng
BACKGROUND: Development of novel candidates to promote liver regeneration is critical important after partial hepatectomy (PH). Dioscin, a natural product, shows potent effect on liver protection in our previous works. PURPOSE: This work aimed to investigate the effect and underlying mechanisms of dioscin on liver regeneration. METHODS: The promoting proliferation effects of dioscin on mouse hepatocytem AML12 cells, rat primary hepatocytes, rats and mice after 70% PH were evaluated...
January 1, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Xiao Wei, Yuan Yang, Yin-Jiu Jiang, Jian-Ming Lei, Jing-Wen Guo, Hua Xiao
The present study aimed to investigate the role of relaxin (RLX) on high glucose (HG)-induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and apoptosis, as well as the possible molecular mechanism. H9c2 cells were exposed to 33 mmol/l HG with or without RLX (100 nmol/ml). Cell viability, apoptosis, oxidative stress, cell hypertrophy and the levels of Notch1, hairy and enhancer of split 1 (hes1), atrial natriuretic polypeptide (ANP), brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD), cytochrome C and caspase-3 were assessed in cardiomyocytes...
January 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Wen-Wei Luo, Zhao Han, Dong-Dong Ren, Xin-Wei Wang, Fang-Lu Chi, Juan-Mei Yang
Atoh1 overexpression in cochlear epithelium induces new hair cell formation. Use of adenovirus-mediated Atoh1 overexpression has mainly focused on the rat lesser epithelial ridge and induces ectopic hair cell regeneration. The sensory region of rat cochlea is difficult to transfect, thus new hair cells are rarely produced in situ in rat cochlear explants. After culturing rat cochleae in medium containing 10% fetal bovine serum, adenovirus successfully infected the sensory region as the width of the supporting cell area was significantly increased...
December 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
Kaitlyn Beyfuss, David A Hood
BACKGROUND: p53 is a tumor suppressor protein involved in regulating a wide array of signaling pathways. The role of p53 in the cell is determined by the type of imposed oxidative stress, its intensity and duration. The last decade of research has unravelled a dual nature in the function of p53 in mediating the oxidative stress burden. However, this is dependent on the specific properties of the applied stress and thus requires further analysis. METHODS: A systematic review was performed following an electronic search of Pubmed, Google Scholar, and ScienceDirect databases...
January 3, 2018: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
Yuliang Lin, Hongjun Sun, Ying Dang, Zhiyun Li
Glioma stem cells (GSCs) have been proven to be resistant to various therapeutic strategies, such as temozolomide chemotherapy and radiotherapy, leading to glioma recurrence. Isoliquiritigenin (ISL), a menber of the flavonoids isolated from liquorice has been found to be a potent stimulator of cell differentiation and has potential application for treating various types of cancer including human brain glioma. However, the antitumor activity of ISL on GSCs and the signaling pathway underlying its therapeutic effects are poorly understood...
February 2018: Oncology Reports
Xuxiang Sheng, Xiaoyan Zuo, Xihui Liu, Yang Zhou, Xia Sun
PURPOSE: IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is an immune complex-mediated disease involved in the kidney disease. Recent studies have revealed that Notch signaling-related genes are aberrantly expressed in various cell types and maybe associate with inflammation-induced carcinogenesis. The aim of our study was to investigate the function of Notch1 in the inflammatory response of IgAN. METHODS: The expression of Notch1, Jagged1 and NICD1 in 52 IgAN renal tissues and 20 control renal tissues was first determined using quantitative real-time PCR and Western blot...
December 11, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
Xing-Li Liu, Gang Wang, Wei Song, Wei-Xin Yang, Jian Hua, Liang Lyu
Cerebral ischemic stroke (CIS) is one of the common causes of death and disability worldwide. This study aims to investigate effect of miR-137 on endothelial progenitor cells and angiogenesis in CIS by targeting NR4A2 via the Notch pathway. Brain tissues were extracted from CIS and normal mice. Immunohistochemistry was used to determine positive rate of NR4A2 expression. Serum VEGF, Ang, HGF, and IκBα levels were determined by ELISA. RT-qPCR and Western blotting were used to determine expression of related factors...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Y Capodanno, F O Buishand, L Y Pang, J Kirpensteijn, J A Mol, D J Argyle
Insulinomas (INS) are the most common neuroendocrine pancreatic tumours in humans and dogs. The long-term prognosis for malignant INS is still poor due to a low success rate of the current treatment modalities, particularly chemotherapy. A better understanding of the molecular processes underlying the development and progression of INS is required to develop novel targeted therapies. Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are thought to be critical for the engraftment and chemoresistance of many tumours, including INS. This study was aimed to characterise and target INS CSCs in order to develop novel targeted therapies...
February 2018: Endocrine-related Cancer
Kai-Hong Wu, Qian-Ru Xiao, Yu Yang, Jia-Li Xu, Feng Zhang, Chao-Ming Liu, Zhao-Ming Zhang, Ying-Qi Lu, Ning-Ping Huang
The objective of the study was to elucidate the mechanism by which microRNA-34a (miR-34a) influences heart development and participates in the pathogenesis of congenital heart disease (CHD) by targeting NOTCH-1 through the Notch signaling pathway. Forty D7 pregnant mice were recruited for the purposes of the study and served as the CHD (n=20, successfully established as CHD model) and normal (n=20) groups. The positive expression of the NOTCH-1 protein was evaluated by means of immunohistochemistry. Embryonic endocardial cells (ECCs) were assigned into the normal, blank, negative control (NC), miR-34a mimics, miR-34a inhibitors, miR-34a inhibitors+siRNA-NOTCH-1, siRNA-NOTCH-1, miR-34a mimics+NOTCH-1 OE and miR-34a mimics+crispr/cas9 (mutant NOTCH-1) groups...
January 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
Hongwei Zhao, Che Nan Xu, Chao Huang, Jinzhi Jiang, Liangchang Li
Objective To study the effect of Notch1 signaling on the release of inflammatory mediators in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced macrophages and the related mechanism. Methods The expressions of Notch1 and hairy and enhancer of split 1 (Hes1) mRNAs were investigated by reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) in mouse RAW264.7 cells after stimulated with 100 ng/mL LPS for 8 hours. Prior to stimulation with LPS, mouse RAW264.7 cells were treated with DAPT (10 μmol/L), an inhibitor of Notch1 signaling, for 1 hour. The concentrations of tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α), interleukin 1β (IL-1β), IL-6, nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2 ) in cell culture media were measured by ELISA...
October 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
Tangzhao Liang, Lei Zhu, Wenling Gao, Ming Gong, Jianhua Ren, Hui Yao, Kun Wang, Dehai Shi
The beneficial effects of combined use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) on tissue repair and regeneration after injury have been demonstrated, but the underlying mechanism remains incompletely understood. This study aimed to investigate the effects of direct contact coculture of human bone marrow-derived EPCs (hEPCs)/human bone marrow-derived MSCs (hMSCs) on their proliferation and angiogenic capacities and the underlying mechanism. hEPCs and hMSCs were cocultured in a 2D mixed monolayer or a 3D transwell membrane cell-to-cell coculture system...
November 2017: FEBS Open Bio
Qifeng Li, Hui Zhang, Liang Yu, Chao Wu, Xinhui Luo, He Sun, Jianbing Ding
Th1/Th2 imbalance to Th2 is of significance in the peripheral immune responses in Tuberculosis (TB) development. However, the mechanisms for Th1/Th2 imbalance are still not well determined. Notch signaling pathway is involved in the peripheral T cell activation and effector cell differentiation. However, whether it affects Th1/Th2 imbalance in TB patients is still not known. Here, we used γ-secretase inhibitor (DAPT) to treat the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from healthy people or individuals with latent or active TB infection in vitro, respectively...
October 28, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
Weifeng Yu, Yanjun Wang, Peng Guo
CD8(+) T cells play critical role in controlling the metastasis and prognosis of cancer. Controversy remains as to the contribution of Notch signaling pathway in modulation of CD8(+) T cells activity and development of tumorigenesis. Thus, the aim of the current study was to investigate the immunoregulatory role of Notch signaling pathway to peripheral and tumor-infiltrating CD8(+) T cells in patients with colorectal carcinoma. A total of 46 patients with colorectal carcinoma and 20 health individuals were enrolled, and CD8(+) T cells were purified from both peripheral bloods and carcinoma specimens...
October 30, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Mika Ohtaka, Mai Itoh, Shuji Tohda
BACKGROUND/AIM: B cell-specific Moloney murine leukemia virus integration site 1 (BMI1) is up-regulated in several cancers; therefore, we investigated the effects of BMI1 inhibitors on leukemia cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four acute myeloid leukemia and two T-lymphoblastic leukemia cell lines were treated with BMI1 inhibitors artemisinin, PRT4165, and PTC-209 and analyzed for cell proliferation and gene expression by microarray and immunoblotting. RESULTS: PTC-209 and PRT4165 suppressed the growth of all cell lines through apoptosis...
November 2017: Anticancer Research
Ge Hu, Yuepeng Zhou, Yu Zhu, Ling Zhou, Rui Ling, Dan Wu, Lei Mi, Xuefeng Wang, Dongfang Dai, Chaoming Mao, Deyu Chen
In the process of enlarging of tumors, the dissolving tissue structures and remodeling endothelial cells for restoring gas exchange and nutritional support, further facilitate tumor cell invasion and metastasis. Activation of Ras plays a critical role in the development of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), but the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. We therefore investigated whether Ras guanyl-releasing protein 3 (RasGRP3), a Ras activator, could promote metastasis by inducing vascular regeneration and further epithelial-mesenchymal transition under nutrient stress (NS)...
September 25, 2017: Oncology Reports
Bo Liao, Honghao Zhou, Huifang Liang, Changhai Li
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the dominant risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HBV X protein (HBx) plays crucial roles in HCC carcinogenesis. HBx interferes with several signaling pathways including the Notch1 pathway in HCC. In this study, we found that Notch1 was highly expressed in HCC, especially in large HCCs. Notch1 and HBx co-localized in HCC and their levels were positively correlated with each other. Notch1 expression was more elevated in HepG2.2.15 cells than that in HepG2 cells. HBx activated the Notch1 pathway in HepG2...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
Liang Mao, Zhi-Li Zhao, Guang-Tao Yu, Lei Wu, Wei-Wei Deng, Yi-Cun Li, Jian-Feng Liu, Lin-Lin Bu, Bing Liu, Ashok B Kulkarni, Wen-Feng Zhang, Lu Zhang, Zhi-Jun Sun
Immune evasion is a hallmark feature of cancer, and it plays an important role in tumour initiation and progression. In addition, tumour immune evasion severely hampers the desired antitumour effect in multiple cancers. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of the Notch pathway in immune evasion in the head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) microenvironment. We first demonstrated that Notch1 signalling was activated in a Tgfbr1/Pten-knockout HNSCC mouse model. Notch signalling inhibition using a γ-secretase inhibitor (GSI-IX, DAPT) decreased tumour burden in the mouse model after prophylactic treatment...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
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