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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239661/enhancement-of-the-antimycobacterial-activity-of-macrophages-by-ajoene
#1
Ji-Ae Choi, Soo-Na Cho, Yun-Ji Lim, Junghwan Lee, Dam Go, Seon-Hwa Kim, Chang-Hwa Song
Ajoene, a garlic-derived sulfur-containing compound, has broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. To assess the potential of ajoene for treating tuberculosis (TB), we determined whether it induces the stress response of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), which plays an important role in TB. We showed that ajoene stimulation induced the production of ER stress sensor molecules and reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels. Ajoene-induced ROS production was dependent on c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) activation. Interestingly, the inhibition of JNK activity and suppression of ROS production reduced ajoene-induced CHOP production in macrophages...
January 1, 2017: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239628/psychopathy-in-detained-boys-the-search-for-primary-and-secondary-variants-in-a-clinical-setting
#2
Olivier F Colins, Kostas A Fanti, Randall T Salekin, Eva Mulder, Henrik Andershed
This study investigates whether primary and secondary variants of psychopathy can be identified in an applied, forensic setting based on self-reports of psychopathy and anxiety. Data were available for two samples of detained boys (Sample A: N = 847, Sample B: N = 749). Using three psychopathy dimensions and anxiety as clustering variables, latent profile analysis arrived at 4 latent classes (LCs) that were tentatively labeled as control (LC1), high anxiety (LC2), moderate psychopathy (LC3), and high psychopathy (LC4)...
December 14, 2017: Personality Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239350/suppression-of-eef-2k-mediated-autophagy-enhances-the-cytotoxicity-of-raddeanin-a-against-human-breast-cancer-cells-in-vitro
#3
Yi-di Guan, Shi-Long Jiang, Pian Yu, Mei Wen, Yi Zhang, Song-Shu Xiao, Xiao-Jun Xu, Yan Cheng
Recent evidence shows that raddeanin A (RA), an oleanane-type triterpenoid saponin extracted from Anemone raddeana Regel, exerts remarkable cytotoxicity against cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. In addition, RA has also been found to activate autophagy in human gastric cancer cells. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying RA-induced autophagy as well as the relationship between RA-induced autophagy and its cytotoxicity in human breast cancer cells in vitro. Treatment with RA (2-8 μmol/L) dose-dependently enhanced autophagy, as evidenced by increased LC3 levels in breast cancer cell lines T47D, MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231...
December 14, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238985/impaired-functional-vitamin-b6-status-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-lung-cancer
#4
Despoina Theofylaktopoulou, Øivind Midttun, Per M Ueland, Klaus Meyer, Anouar Fanidi, Wei Zheng, Xiao-Ou Shu, Yong-Bing Xiang, Ross Prentice, Mary Pettinger, Cynthia A Thomson, Graham G Giles, Allison Hodge, Qiuyin Cai, William J Blot, Jie Wu, Mikael Johansson, Johan Hultdin, Kjell Grankvist, Victoria L Stevens, Marjorie M McCullough, Stephanie J Weinstein, Demetrius Albanes, Regina Ziegler, Neal D Freedman, Arnulf Langhammer, Kristian Hveem, Marit Naess, Howard D Sesso, J Michael Gaziano, Julie E Buring, I-Min Lee, Gianluca Severi, Xuehong Zhang, Meir J Stampfer, Jiali Han, Stephanie A Smith-Warner, Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, Loic le Marchand, Jian-Min Yuan, Renwei Wang, Lesley M Butler, Woon-Puay Koh, Yu-Tang Gao, Nathaniel Rothman, Ulrika Ericson, Emily Sonestedt, Kala Visvanathan, Miranda R Jones, Caroline Relton, Paul Brennan, Mattias Johansson, Arve Ulvik
Circulating vitamin B6 levels have been found to be inversely associated with lung cancer. Most studies have focused on the B6 form pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP), a direct biomarker influenced by inflammation and other factors. Using a functional B6 marker allows further investigation of the potential role of vitamin B6 status in the pathogenesis of lung cancer. We prospectively evaluated the association of the functional marker of vitamin B6 status, the 3-hydroxykynurenine:xanthurenic acid ratio (HK:XA), with risk of lung cancer in a nested case-control study consisting of 5,364 matched case control pairs from the Lung Cancer Cohort Consortium (LC3)...
December 14, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237156/potential-involvement-of-mir-30e-3p-in-myocardial-injury-induced-by-coronary-microembolization-via-autophagy-activation
#5
Xian-Tao Wang, Xiao-Dan Wu, Yuan-Xi Lu, Yu-Han Sun, Han-Hua Zhu, Jia-Bao Liang, Wen-Kai He, Zhi-Yu Zeng, Lang Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Coronary microembolization (CME) can lead to no-reflow or slow reflow, which is one of the important reasons for loss of clinical benefit from myocardial reperfusion therapy. MicroRNAs and autophagy are heavily implicated in the occurrence and development of almost all cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate the role of miR-30e-3p and autophagy in CME-induced myocardial injury rat model. METHODS: Sixty rats were randomly divided into six groups: sham, CME 1h,3h,6h,9h, and 12h (n = 10 per group)...
December 11, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233872/regulation-of-selective-autophagy-the-p62-sqstm1-paradigm
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Trond Lamark, Steingrim Svenning, Terje Johansen
In selective autophagy, cytoplasmic components are selected and tagged before being sequestered into an autophagosome by means of selective autophagy receptors such as p62/SQSTM1. In this review, we discuss how selective autophagy is regulated. An important level of regulation is the selection of proteins or organelles for degradation. Components selected for degradation are tagged, often with ubiquitin, to facilitate recognition by autophagy receptors. Another level of regulation is represented by the autophagy receptors themselves...
December 12, 2017: Essays in Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233655/recombinant-human-erythropoietin-protects-against-brain-injury-through-blunting-the-mtorc1-pathway-in-the-developing-brains-of-rats-with-seizures
#7
Qinrui Li, Ying Han, Junbao Du, Hongfang Jin, Jing Zhang, Manman Niu, Jiong Qin
AIMS: Recurrent seizures can result in neuronal death, cognitive deficits and intellectual disability, which causes devastating damage in children. Recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) is considered a neuroprotective factor in many nervous system diseases. However, the precise mechanisms through which rhEPO exerts its neuroprotective effects on epilepsy remain unknown. Thus, in this study, we determined whether rhEPO protects against brain injury by inducing cortical neuronal autophagy through blunting the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) pathway in the developing brains of rats with seizures...
December 9, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233105/salidroside-attenuates-hypoxia-induced-pulmonary-arterial-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis-resistance-by-upregulating-autophagy-through-the-ampk-mtor-ulk1-pathway
#8
Di Gui, Zhimin Cui, Lin Zhang, Chang Yu, Dan Yao, Min Xu, Mayun Chen, Peiliang Wu, Guoping Li, Liangxing Wang, Xiaoying Huang
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that both adenosine monophosphate activated protein kinase (AMPK) and the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) are energy sensors and are related to autophagy. Our recent reports have shown that salidroside can exert protective effects against hypoxia-induced pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell (PASMC) proliferation and apoptosis resistance through the AMPK pathway. This study aims to explore the relationship among AMPK, mTOR and ULK1 in PASMCs under hypoxic conditions and to investigate whether the protective effects of salidroside are related to the autophagic cell death pathway...
December 12, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230855/a-role-for-autophagy-in-long-term-spatial-memory-formation-in-male-rodents
#9
Michael J Hylin, Jing Zhao, Karthikeyan Tangavelou, Natalia S Rozas, Kimberly N Hood, Jacalyn S MacGowan, Anthony N Moore, Pramod K Dash
A hallmark of long-term memory formation is the requirement for protein synthesis. Administration of protein synthesis inhibitors impairs long-term memory formation without influencing short-term memory. Rapamycin is a specific inhibitor of target of rapamycin complex 1 (TORC1) that has been shown to block protein synthesis and impair long-term memory. In addition to regulating protein synthesis, TORC1 also phosphorylates Unc-51-like autophagy activating kinase-1 (Ulk-1) to suppress autophagy. As autophagy can be activated by rapamycin (and rapamycin inhibits long-term memory), our aim was to test the hypothesis that autophagy inhibitors would enhance long-term memory...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230347/induction-of-reactive-intermediates-and-autophagy-related-proteins-upon-infection-of-macrophages-with-rhodococcus-equi
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Prashanth Chandramani-Shivalingappa, Mahesh Bhandari, Sarah A Wiechert, Jessica Gilbertie, Douglas E Jones, Brett A Sponseller
Rhodococcus equi (R. equi) is an intracellular macrophage-tropic pathogen with potential for causing fatal pyogranulomatous pneumonia in foals between 1 and 6 months of age. In this study, we sought to determine whether infection of macrophages with R. equi could lead to the induction of autophagy. Murine bone marrow derived macrophages (BMDM) were infected with R. equi for various time intervals and analyzed for upregulation of autophagy proteins and accumulation of autophagosomes relative to uninfected controls...
2017: Scientifica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229477/puma-dependent-mitophagy-by-abrus-agglutinin-contributes-to-apoptosis-through-ceramide-generation
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Prashanta Kumar Panda, Prajna Paramita Naik, Biswa Ranjan Meher, Durgesh Nandini Das, Subhadip Mukhopadhyay, Prakash Priyadharshi Praharaj, Tapas K Maiti, Sujit K Bhutia
PUMA, a BH3-only pro-apoptotic Bcl2 family protein, is known to translocate from the cytosol into the mitochondria in order to induce apoptosis. Interestingly, the induction of PUMA by p53 plays a critical role in DNA damage-induced apoptosis. In this study, we report mitophagy inducing potential of PUMA triggered by phytolectin Abrus agglutinin (AGG) in U87MG glioblastoma cells and established AGG-induced ceramide acts as the chief mediator of mitophagy dependent cell death through activation of both mitochondrial ROS as well as ER stress...
December 8, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228719/levels-of-leydig-cell-autophagy-regulate-the-fertility-of-male-naked-mole-rats
#12
Wenjing Yang, Li Li, Xiaofeng Huang, Guanghan Kan, Lifang Lin, Jishuai Cheng, Chen Xu, Wei Sun, Wei Cong, Shanmin Zhao, Shufang Cui
Fertility is abolished in nonbreeding males in colonies of natal naked mole-rats (NMRs). Although spermatogenesis occurs in both breeding and nonbreeding male NMRs, the mechanisms underlying the differences in fertility between breeders and nonbreeders remain unexplored. In this study, a significant decrease in autophagy was observed in Leydig cells of the testis from nonbreeding male NMRs. This alteration was visualised as a significant decrease in the levels of autophagy-related gene 7 (Atg7), Atg5, microtubule-associated protein 1A/B light chain 3 (LC3-II/I) and the number of autophagosomes and an increase in P62 levels using Western blotting analyses...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228561/enantiomerically-pure-%C3%AE-dipeptide-derivative-induces-anticancer-activity-against-human-hormone-refractory-prostate-cancer-through-both-pi3k-akt-dependent-and-independent-pathways
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Mei-Ling Chan, Chia-Chun Yu, Jui-Ling Hsu, Wohn-Jenn Leu, She-Hung Chan, Lih-Ching Hsu, Shih-Ping Liu, Polina M Ivantcova, Özdemir Dogan, Stefan Bräse, Konstantin V Kudryavtsev, Jih-Hwa Guh
The use of peptides that target cancer cells and induce anticancer activities through various mechanisms is developing as a potential anticancer strategy. KUD983, an enantiomerically pure β-dipeptide derivative, displays potent activity against hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC) PC-3 and DU145 cells with submicromolar IC50. KUD983 induced G1 arrest of the cell cycle and subsequent apoptosis associated with down-regulation of several related proteins including cyclin D1, cyclin E and Cdk4, and the de-phosphorylation of RB...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224002/the-protective-effects-of-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-stimulation-in-hypoxic-pulmonary-hypertension-involve-inhibition-of-autophagy-through-the-ampk-mtor-pathway
#14
Yaguang Zhou, Yuanbo Wang, Xu Wang, Xin Tian, Shumiao Zhang, Fan Yang, Haitao Guo, Rong Fan, Na Feng, Min Jia, Xiaoming Gu, Yuemin Wang, Juan Li, Jianming Pei
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In a previous study, we showed that κ-opioid receptor stimulation with the selective agonist U50,488H ameliorated hypoxic pulmonary hypertension (HPH). However, the roles that pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell (PASMC) proliferation, apoptosis, and autophagy play in κ-opioid receptor-mediated protection against HPH are still unknown. The goal of the present study was to investigate the role of autophagy in U50,488H-induced HPH protection and the underlying mechanisms...
December 8, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223809/cadmium-induces-bnip3-dependent-autophagy-in-chicken-spleen-by-modulating-mir-33-ampk-axis
#15
Menghao Chen, Xiaojing Li, Ruifeng Fan, Jie Yang, Xi Jin, Sattar Hamid, Shiwen Xu
Cadmium (Cd), a widespread environmental pollutant, has toxic effects on organs including spleen. However, the underlying mechanisms of Cd induced spleen toxicity and the roles of micro-RNA (miRNA) in this process remain poorly understood. To investigate this, cadmium chloride (CdCl2, 10 mg/kg) was administered in the diet of chickens for 90 days. Electron microscopy, qPCR and Western blot were performed. Results showed that Cd exposure suppressed miR-33-5q which increased the levels of AMPK. Subsequently, significant decrease in AKT/mTOR signaling and HSP70 were observed...
December 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223553/lipopolysaccharide-induces-autophagy-by-targeting-the-ampk-mtor-pathway-in-human-nasal-epithelial-cells
#16
Xue-Hai Wang, Zhong-Hua Zhang, Xiao-Lan Cai, Ping Ye, Xin Feng, Ting-Ting Liu, Xue-Zhong Li
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a well-known disease encountered in the department of otorhinolaryngology, yet little is known about its pathogenesis. Autophagy, a lysosome-dependent degradation process, has been reported to be involved in the process of many chronic inflammatory diseases. Here we tried to evaluate the function of autophagy in CRS as well as explore the related mechanisms. We first stained light chain 3B (LC3B) with immunohistochemistry in uncinate tissues (UT) from patients with and without CRS and found that its expression was up-regulated in CRS patients...
December 6, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222553/ghrelin-attenuates-retinal-neuronal-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-an-experimental-rat-glaucoma-model
#17
Ke Zhu, Meng-Lu Zhang, Shu-Ting Liu, Xue-Yan Li, Shu-Min Zhong, Fang Li, Ge-Zhi Xu, Zhongfeng Wang, Yanying Miao
Purpose: Ghrelin, a natural ligand for the growth hormone secretagogue receptor type 1a (GHSR-1a), may protect retinal neurons against glaucomatous injury. We therefore characterized the underlying mechanism of the ghrelin/GHSR-1a-mediated neuroprotection with a rat chronic intraocular hypertension (COH) model. Methods: The rat COH model was produced by blocking episcleral veins. A combination of immunohistochemistry, Western blot, TUNEL assay, and retrograde labeling of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) was used...
December 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222055/autophagy-plays-a-protective-role-in-mn-induced-toxicity-in-pc12-cells
#18
Qian Zhou, Xiaolong Fu, Xueting Wang, Qin Wu, Yuanfu Lu, Jingshan Shi, James E Klaunig, Shaoyu Zhou
Excessive environmental or occupational exposure to manganese (Mn) is associated with increased risk of neuron degenerative disorders. Oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction are the main mechanisms of Mn mediated neurotoxicity. Selective removal of damaged mitochondria by autophagy has been proposed as a protective mechanism against neuronal toxicant-induced neurotoxicity. Whether autophagic flux plays a role in Mn-induced cytotoxicity remains to be fully elucidated. The present study was designed to investigate the effect of Mn exposure on autophagy, and how modulation of autophagic flux alters the sensitivities of cells to Mn-elicited cytotoxicity...
December 6, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221112/traditional-chinese-medicine-ka-sai-ping-suppresses-the-growths-of-gastric-cancers-via-induction-of-autophagy
#19
Mo-Li Zhu, Jun-Xiu Lu, Guo-Pin Pan, Song Ping, Fan-Rong Zhao, Heng-Tian Qi, Hai-Ya Yu, Xu Jian, Guang-Rui Wan, Peng Li
Traditional Chinese medication is increasingly used to treat a wide range of human chronic diseases like cardiovascular diseases and cancers. This study was designed to explore whether ka-sai-ping (KSP), a novel traditional Chinese medicine developed by us, prevents gastric cancer growths and to investigate the underlying mechanism. The xenograft model of mouse gastric cancer was established by injecting MFCs into nude mouse subcutaneously. Cell autophagy was assessed by MDC staining. Lysosome and mitochondria were detected by Lyso-Tracker Red and Mito-Traker Green staining...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218765/deregulation-of-autophagy-in-postmortem-brains-of-machado-joseph-disease-patients
#20
Annie Sittler, Marie-Paule Muriel, Martina Marinello, Alexis Brice, Wilfred den Dunnen, Sandro Alves
Autophagy, the major pathway for protein turnover, is critical to maintain cellular homeostasis and has been implicated in neurodegenerative diseases. The aim of this research was to analyze the expression of autophagy markers in postmortem brains from Machado-Joseph disease (MJD) patients. The expression of autophagy markers in the cerebellum and the oculomotor nucleus from MJD patients and age-matched controls with no signs of neuropathology was inspected postmortem by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and Western blot...
December 8, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
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