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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457276/abrus-agglutinin-stimulates-bmp-2-dependent-differentiation-through-autophagic-degradation-of-%C3%AE-catenin-in-colon-cancer-stem-cells
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Prashanta Kumar Panda, Prajna Paramita Naik, Prakash P Praharaj, Biswa Ranjan Meher, Piyush Kumar Gupta, Rama S Verma, Tapas K Maiti, Muthu K Shanmugam, Arunachalam Chinnathambi, Sulaiman Ali Alharbi, Gautam Sethi, Rajesh Agarwal, Sujit K Bhutia
Eradicating cancer stem cells (CSCs) in colorectal cancer (CRC) through differentiation therapy is a promising approach for cancer treatment. Our retrospective tumor-specimen analysis elucidated alteration in the expression of bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) and β-catenin during the colon cancer progression, indicating that their possible intervention through "forced differentiation" in colon cancer remission. We reveal that Abrus agglutinin (AGG) induces the colon CSCs differentiation, enhancing sensitive to the anticancer therapeutics...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456633/crosstalk-between-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-prostate-epithelial-cells-under-androgen-deprivation
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Rong-Fu Liu, Jian Li, Jie Zhang, Pei-De Bai, Yu-Feng Yang, Wei Li, Zhun Wu, Jia-Xin Zheng
The present study investigated the molecular mechanism of apoptosis and autophagy in prostate epithelial cells under androgen deprivation (AD). BPH-1 cells were divided into four groups as follows: Control (Cont), AD, autophagy inhibition (AI) and AD + AI groups. Cells in the four groups were treated accordingly, and the level of apoptosis was subsequently measured via flow cytometry. The expression of the microtubule-associated proteins 1A/1B light chain 3 (LC3), caspase-3, poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP-1) and Beclin-1 proteins of BPH-1 cells was detected at different time points following culture in androgen-deprived medium...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456493/administration-of-ketamine-causes-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-the-rat-fetal-hippocampus-and-in-pc12-cells
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Xinran Li, Yanan Li, Jinghua Zhao, Lina Li, Yuxin Wang, Yiming Zhang, Yue Li, Yu Chen, Wenhan Liu, Li Gao
Drug abuse during pregnancy is a serious problem. Like alcohol, anticonvulsants, sedatives, and anesthetics, such as ketamine, can pass through the placental barrier and affect the growing fetus. However, the mechanism by which ketamine causes damage to fetal rats is not well understood. Therefore, in this study, we anesthetized pregnant rats with ketamine and evaluated the Total Antioxidant Capacity (T-AOC), Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), and Malondialdehyde (MDA). Moreover, we determined changes in the levels of Cleaved-Caspase-3 (C-Caspase-3), Beclin-1, B-cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2), Bcl-2 Associated X Protein (Bax), Autophagy-related gene 4 (Atg4), Atg5, p62 (SQSTM1), and marker of autophagy Light Chain 3 (LC3)...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455434/elucidating-post-translational-regulation-of-mouse-creb3-in-neuro2a-cells
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Kentaro Oh-Hashi, Ayano Soga, Yoshihisa Naruse, Kanto Takahashi, Kazutoshi Kiuchi, Yoko Hirata
CREB3 is an ER membrane-bound transcription factor; however, post-translational regulation of CREB3, including expression, processing, and activation, is not fully characterized. We therefore constructed several types of mouse CREB3 expression genes and elucidated their expression in Neuro2a cells by treatment with stimuli and co-transfection with genes associated with ER-Golgi homeostasis, such as mutant Sar1 [H79G], GRP78, and KDEL receptor 1 (KDELR1). Interestingly, treatment of Neuro2a cells expressing Flag-tagged full-length CREB3 with monensin and nigericin induced the expression of the approximately 50 kDa N-terminal fragment; however, its cleavage was not parallel to the levels of GADD153 and LC3-II...
February 17, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453775/effect-of-pparg-on-ages-induced-akt-mtor-signaling-associated-human-chondrocytes-autophagy
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Zhao-Jun Wang, Hai-Bin Zhang, Cheng Chen, Hao Huang, Jian-Xia Liang
Accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in articular cartilage is thought to represent a major risk factor for osteoarthritis development. In this study we aimed to probe the role of AGEs in human chondrocytes and to determine the impact of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARG) on AGEs-induced cell autophagy. Cell viability was measured after human chondrocytes were treated with different concentrations of AGEs with or without the PPARG inhibitor, T0070907, or agonist, pioglitazone...
February 17, 2018: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453569/assessing-autophagy-in-sertoli-cells
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Chao Liu, Jehangir Khan, Wei Li
Autophagy is an important cellular homeostatic process, it degrades most long-lived proteins and some organelles by lysosome to provide raw materials for the survival of the cells during nutrient or energy deprivation condition. Autophagy is active in Sertoli cells and involved in many cellular processes. However, the precise role of autophagy in Sertoli cells is still largely unknown. Thus, the assessment of autophagy in Sertoli cells should be helpful for investigating the functional roles of autophagy in Sertoli cells...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452162/pseudorabies-virus-induces-autophagy-to-enhance-viral-replication-in-mouse-neuro-2a-cells-in-vitro
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Changmeng Xu, Mi Wang, Zhongbao Song, Zhijian Wang, Qianyu Liu, Ping Jiang, Juan Bai, Yufeng Li, Xianwei Wang
Autophagy of cytoplasmic components plays an essential role in the pathogenic infection process. Furthermore, research suggests that autophagy is an extremely important component of the innate immune response. Our study aimed to reveal the effect of virus-induced autophagy on pseudorabies virus (PRV) replication. Our results confirmed that light chain 3 (LC3)-I was converted into LC3-II after PRV infection; this transition is considered an important indicator of autophagy. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) revealed that PRV infection could notably increase the number of autophagosomes in mouse neuro-2a (N2a) cells...
February 13, 2018: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452119/mirs-103-107-regulate-autophagy-in-the-epidermis
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Sijia Wang, Aya Kobeissi, Ying Dong, Nihal Kaplan, Wending Yang, Congcong He, Kang Zeng, Han Peng
We have shown that microRNAs-103 and -107(miRs-103/107) positively regulate end-stage autophagy via ensuring dynamin activity in cultured keratinocytes. Most work in end-stage autophagy has been conducted using in vitro model systems. In vivo regulation of end-stage autophagy in epidermis remains unknown. Here, we used antagomirs to subcutaneously knock-down miR-107 in the skin; conversely, we delivered miR-107 mimic subcutaneously via in vivo transfection to increase this miRNA. We found that antagomir-107 treatment in epidermis: (i) depleted endogenous miR-107; (ii) increased GFP-LC3 puncta in epidermal basal layers of GFP-LC3 transgenic mice, indicative of an accumulation of autophagosomes; (iii) inhibited LC3 turnover and increased p62, suggesting an inhibition of autophagy flux; and (iv) increased phosphorylated dynamin (p-dynamin, an inactive form), a key enzyme in end-stage autophagy...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452093/autophagy-inhibition-enhances-anticancer-efficacy-of-artepillin-c-a-cinnamic-acid-derivative-in-brazilian-green-propolis
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Satoshi Endo, Manami Hoshi, Toshiyuki Matsunaga, Takahiro Inoue, Kenji Ichihara, Akira Ikari
Propolis, a resinous substance produced by honeybees, possesses various biological actions including anticancer activity towards tumor cells. Recently, the ethanol extract of Brazilian green propolis has been shown to induce autophagy, which is known to be induced in treatment of cancer cells with anticancer drugs, leading to cancer cell survival and decreased sensitivity to anticancer agents. In this study, we aimed to identify autophagy-inducing components of the propolis and elucidated the reciprocal relationship between anticancer cytotoxicity and protective autophagy in prostate cancer CWR22Rv1 cells...
February 13, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449540/s100a4-promotes-lung-tumor-development-through-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-mediated-autophagy-inhibition
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Shasha Hou, Tian Tian, Dianwen Qi, Kaiji Sun, Qi Yuan, Ziling Wang, Zhihai Qin, Zhenlong Wu, Zhinan Chen, Jinhua Zhang
Autophagy has emerged as a critical pathway in tumor development. S100A4 plays important roles in tumor metastasis, but its role in regulating autophagy has not been well characterized. In this study, we found that S100A4 was significantly upregulated in lung adenocarcinoma tissues. Clinical investigation demonstrated that high expression level of S100A4 was associated with tumor size and advanced tumor grades of lung adenocarcinoma patients. Moreover, our results revealed that extracellular S100A4 or overexpression of S100A4 inhibited starvation-induced autophagy and promoted cell proliferation in lung cancer cells in vitro; whereas small interfering RNA (siRNA)-mediated suppression of S100A4 increased autophagy and reduced cell viability in both A549 and LLC cells...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449536/impaired-autophagic-flux-is-associated-with-the-severity-of-trauma-and-the-role-of-a-2a-r-in-brain-cells-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Xu-Jia Zeng, Ping Li, Ya-Lei Ning, Yan Zhao, Yan Peng, Nan Yang, Zi-Ai Zhao, Jiang-Fan Chen, Yuan-Guo Zhou
Recent studies have shown that after traumatic brain injury (TBI), the number of autophagosomes is markedly increased in brain cells surrounding the wound; however, whether autophagy is enhanced or suppressed by TBI remains controversial. In our study, we used a controlled cortical impact system to establish models of mild, moderate and severe TBI. In the mild TBI model, the levels of autophagy-related protein 6 (Beclin1) and autophagy-related protein 12 (ATG12)-autophagy-related protein 5 (ATG5) conjugates were increased, indicating the enhanced initiation of autophagy...
February 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446751/molecular-mechanism-to-target-the-endosomal-mon1-ccz1-gef-complex-to-the-pre-autophagosomal-structure
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Jieqiong Gao, Lars Langemeyer, Daniel Kuemmel, Fulvio Reggiori, Christian Ungermann
During autophagy, a newly formed double membrane surrounds its cargo to generate the so-called autophagosome, which then fuses with a lysosome after closure. Previous work implicated that endosomal Rab7/Ypt7 associates to autophagosomes prior to their fusion with lysosomes. Here, we unravel how the Mon1-Ccz1 guanosine exchange factor (GEF) acting upstream of Ypt7 is specifically recruited to the pre-autophagosomal structure under starvation conditions. We find that Mon1-Ccz1 directly binds to Atg8, the yeast homolog of the members of the mammalian LC3 protein family...
February 15, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446059/the-novel-involvement-of-podocyte-autophagic-activity-in-the-pathogenesis-of-lupus-nephritis
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Juan Jin, Meiyu Ye, Li Zhao, Wenli Zou, Wei Shen, Hongjuan Zhang, Jianguang Gong, Qiang He
BACKGROUND: Lupus nephritis (LN) is one of the most common and severe complications in Systemic lupus erythematosus patients, and the mechanism underlining the pathogenesis of LN is still unknown. Autophagy plays vital roles in maintaining cell homeostasis and is involved in the pathogenesis of many diseases. In this study, we investigated the role of autophagy in the progression of LN. METHODS: Autophagic activities in podocytes of both LN patients (Class IV and V) and mice were evaluated...
February 15, 2018: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444631/accumulation-of-laforin-and-other-related-proteins-in-canine-lafora-disease-with-epm2b-repeat-expansion
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James K Chambers, Atigan Thongtharb, Takanori Shiga, Daigo Azakami, Miyoko Saito, Masumi Sato, Motoji Morozumi, Hiroyuki Nakayama, Kazuyuki Uchida
Canine Lafora disease (LD) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder causing nonfatal structural epilepsy, mainly affecting miniature wirehaired dachshunds. Repeat expansion in the EPM2B gene causes a functional impairment of the ubiquitin ligase malin which regulates glycogen metabolism. Abnormally structured glycogen accumulates and develop polyglucosan bodies predominantly in the central nervous system. The authors performed a comprehensive clinical, genetic, and pathological study of 4 LD cases affecting miniature wirehaired dachshund dogs with EPM2B repeat expansions, with systemic distribution of polyglucosan bodies and accumulation of laforin and other functionally associated proteins in the polyglucosan bodies...
January 1, 2018: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444469/mangiferin-prevents-diabetic-nephropathy-progression-and-protects-podocyte-function-via-autophagy-in-diabetic-rat-glomeruli
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Xiaodan Wang, Lihui Gao, Hua Lin, Jingling Song, Jinwen Wang, Yumin Yin, Jianghu Zhao, Xiangwei Xu, Zhenkun Li, Ling Li
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most severe microangiopathies of diabetes mellitus and is a leading cause of end stage renal disease. Numerous studies suggest that podocyte injury contributes to progressive proteinuria. Podocytes are highly specialized, terminally differentiated cells that are unable to proliferate, autophagy plays a key role in maintaining the structure and function of podocytes. Autophagy impairment is involved in the pathogenesis of podocyte loss, which leads to massive proteinuria in DN...
February 11, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442720/ceria-oxide-nanoparticles-an-ideal-carrier-given-little-stress-to-cells-and-rats
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Tongwang Yang, Tao Wu, Liping Lv, Zhiqiang Zhang, Dongjie Liu, Jianji Xu, Dexi Chen, Gang Wu
Nanoparticles were used as ideal carrier for its passive and active targeting property. Unfortunately, many of them were failed for its biotoxicology. Thus, find a safe and targeted drug delivery was the new goal of pharmaceutical industries. Here, A549 and H1299 cells were exposed to ceria oxide nanoparticles, silicon oxide nanoparticles and zinc oxide nanoparticles for 12 h to induce autophagy and late apoptosis. Rats were exposed to ceria oxide nanoparticles (20 mg/kg · bw) for 1, 7, 14 or 28 days to induce lung injury and cytokines change...
June 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442026/upregulation-of-p63-inhibits-chondrocyte-autophagy-thereby-enhancing-the-malignant-progression-of-osteoarthritis
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Yufan Wangyang, Xin Zheng, Guang-Wang Liu, Dong-Ya Li, Yan-Bo Feng, Tong-Ya Guo, Chao Ma, Tao Wang
Loss of autophagy is suggested to play a key role in the progression of osteoarthritis (OA). P63 is a member of the P53 family, which is widely dysregulated in various tumors. However, the specific role of P63 in chondrocyte autophagy has never been fully understood. Here, the expression level of P63 in the articular cartilages of OA patients and chondrocytes treated with 3-MA was explored using western blot. Autophagy was determined using transmission electron microscopy and mRFP-GFP-LC3 assay. Fewer autophagic vesicles were identified in the articular cartilages of OA patients compared with that of normal control...
June 1, 2017: Die Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439710/semet-attenuates-ota-induced-pcv2-replication-promotion-by-inhibiting-autophagy-by-activating-the-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Gang Qian, Dandan Liu, Junfa Hu, Fang Gan, Lili Hou, Nianhui Zhai, Xingxiang Chen, Kehe Huang
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is recognized as the causative agent of porcine circovirus-associated diseases. PCV2 replication could be promoted by low doses of ochratoxin A (OTA) as in our previous study and selenium has been shown to attenuate PCV2 replication. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of selenomethionine (SeMet), the major component of organic selenium, on OTA-induced PCV2 replication promotion and its potential mechanism. The present study demonstrates that OTA could promote PCV2 replication as measured by cap protein expression, viral titer, viral DNA copies and the number of infected cells...
February 13, 2018: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439667/impact-of-pkc%C3%AE%C2%B5-downregulation-on-autophagy-in-glioblastoma-cells
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Ewa Toton, Aleksandra Romaniuk, Natalia Konieczna, Johann Hofmann, Jan Barciszewski, Maria Rybczynska
BACKGROUND: Several efforts have been focused on identification of pathways involved in malignancy, progression, and response to treatment in Glioblastoma (GB). Overexpression of PKCε was detected in histological samples from GB, anaplastic astrocytoma, and gliosarcoma and is considered an important marker of negative disease outcome. In multiple studies on GB, autophagy has been shown as a survival mechanism during cellular stress, contributing to resistance against anti-cancer agents...
February 13, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439518/the-neuroprotective-effects-of-cinnamic-aldehyde-in-an-mptp-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#20
Woom-Yee Bae, Jae-Sun Choi, Joo-Won Jeong
Cinnamic aldehyde (CA), a key flavor compound in cinnamon essential oil, has been identified as an anti-oxidant, anti-angiogenic, and anti-inflammatory material. Recently, the neuroprotective effects of CA have been reported in various neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson's disease (PD). In neurons, autophagy is tightly regulated, and consequently, the dysregulation of autophagy may induce neurodegenerative disorders. In the present study, we found that the selective dopaminergic neuronal death in the substantia nigra of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) mouse models was prevented by CA...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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