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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545442/anti-cancer-effect-of-scutellaria-baicalensis-in-combination-with-cisplatin-in-human-ovarian-cancer-cell
#1
Bo Yoon Choi, Jong Cheon Joo, Yeon Kyu Lee, Ik-Soon Jang, Soo Jung Park, Yoon Jung Park
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer is one of the major causes of death among females in worldwide. Cisplatin is a primary anti-cancer drug against ovarian cancer, but the recurrent tumors after treatment frequently show acquired chemoresistance. Extract of Scutellaria baicalensis (SbE) has been reported to have functional compounds including baicalin, which has anti-cancer effects. However, the anti-cancer effects of SbE in ovarian cancer and its underlying mechanisms are elusive. METHODS: We investigated that the effects of SbE and/or cisplatin on cell death in the cisplatin sensitive ovarian cancer cell line A2780 (CSC) and the counterpart cell line that has cisplatin resistance (CRC)...
May 25, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537907/sirt1-inhibition-promotes-atherosclerosis-through-impaired-autophagy
#2
Xiaofeng Yang, Jingyuan Wei, Yanhao He, Ting Jing, Yanxiang Li, Yunfang Xiao, Bo Wang, Weirong Wang, Jiye Zhang, Rong Lin
SIRT1, a highly conserved NAD+-dependent protein deacetylase, plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis and therapy of atherosclerosis (AS). The aim of this study is to investigate the potential effects of SIRT1 on AS in ApoE-/- mice and the underlying mechanisms of autophagy in an ox-LDL-stimulated human monocyte cell line, THP-1. In vivo, the accelerated atherosclerotic progression of mice was established by carotid collar placement; then, mice were treated for 4 weeks with a SIRT1-specific inhibitor, EX-527...
May 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537904/cnot2-promotes-degradation-of-p62-sqstm1-as-a-negative-regulator-in-atg5-dependent-autophagy
#3
Kwon Jeong, Hee Young Kwon, Myoung Seok Jeong, Eun Jung Sohn, Sung-Hoon Kim
Though CNOT2 is involved in regulation of adipogenic differentiation, apoptotic cell death and metastasis, the underlying autophagic mechanism of CNOT2 was unknown until now. Thus, in the present study, the critical role of CNOT2 in autophagy was elucidated in association with p62/SQSTM1 signaling. CNOT2 depletion induced p62/SQSTM1 accumulation and LC3B-II conversion, and also increased the number of puncta with impaired autophagic flux. In contrast, CNOT2 overexpression induced downregulation and ubiquitination of p62/SQSTM1 in HEK293 QBI...
May 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535644/-effect-of-neuroglobin-on-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-and-reoxygenation-induced-autophagy-in-a-human-neuroblastoma-cell-line
#4
S Y Deng, Y H Ai, H Gong, L Wu, C X Chen, Y M Wang, Z Y Liu, L Huang, Q Y Peng, L N Zhang
Objective: To investigate the effect of neuroglobin on oxygen-glucose deprivation and reoxygenation (OGD/R) induced autophagy in a human neuroblastoma cell line (SH-SY5Y). Methods: SH-SY5Y cells were transfected with plasmids (or vector) to establish a stable cell line of NGB overexpression (OE). After treated with OGD/R, cells were collected for the analyses of mRNA (Atg5, Atg7, BECN1 and FUNDC1) and protein levels of LC3. Furthermore, mitochondrial and cytosolic fractions were isolated for protein levels of PINK1 and Parkin...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534368/study-on-the-molecular-mechanism-of-rac3-on-regulating-autophagy-in-human-lung-cancer-cells
#5
Xuyang Xiao, Gebang Wang, Hongxu Liu
PURPOSE: Rac3 plays an important role in regulating tumorigenesis. Autophagy plays a vital role in tumorigenesis and tumor progression. The relationship between the two remains unclear. The objective of the present study was to determine the specific molecular mechanism of intracellular Rac3 in regulating autophagy and reveal the relationship between tumor cell autophagy and apoptosis. METHODS: A laser confocal microscope was used to photograph the accumulated EGFP-MAP1LC3 spots for investigating the relationship between Rac3 and autophagy at the cellular level...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526407/sirtuin-inhibition-leads-to-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-porcine-preimplantation-blastocysts
#6
Min Gyeong Kim, Duk Hyoun Kim, Hye Ran Lee, Jun Sung Lee, Su Jin Jin, Hoon Taek Lee
Sirtuins are nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide dependent class III histone deacetylase proteins that play a crucial role in several cellular processes, including DNA repair, apoptosis, and lifespan. Previous studies have shown that sirtuin inhibition leads to embryonic developmental arrest and oxidative stress in porcine and murine. However, sirtuin-mediated mechanisms have not been examined in porcine preimplantation blastocysts. We therefore investigated the relationship between sirtuins and autophagy. Embryos were cultured with 100 μM sirtinol (SIRT1/2 inhibitor) in NCSU-23 media after in vitro fertilization...
May 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523294/autophagy-in-aging-and-disease
#7
Mădălina Fîlfan, Raluca Elena Sandu, Alexandra Daniela Zăvăleanu, Andrei GreşiŢă, Daniela Gabriela Glăvan, Denissa Greta Olaru, Aurel Popa-Wagner
Autophagy is a catabolic degradation system used to destroy and recycle the unnecessary or damaged components of a cell. Autophagy is present at a basal level in all mammals and is regulated by some conditions, such as oxidative stress, starvation or hypoxia. In aged tissues, increased but also decreased expression of autophagy-specific proteins, Beclin 1, LC3, Atg5 and Atg7 has been reported. Likewise, it could be shown that the lifespan of yeast, nematodes and flies is prolonged by pharmacologically stimulated autophagy using exogenous administered spermidine...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522298/%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-induces-the-differentiation-of-resident-cardiac-stem-cells-to-cardiomyocytes-through-autophagy
#8
Xingxing Shi, Wenjing Li, Honghong Liu, Deling Yin, Jing Zhao
Cardiac stem cells (CSCs) have emerged as promising cell candidates to regenerate damaged hearts, because of the potential in differentiating to cardiomyocytes. However, the differentiation is difficult to trigger without inducers. Here we reported that β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) increased the expression of cardiac transcription factors (Nkx2.5 and GATA4), structural proteins (cardiac Troponin T, cTnt), transcriptional enhancer (Mef2c) and induced GATA4 nucleus translocation in adult resident CSCs, thus β-CD could be used to enhance myogenic transition...
May 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521613/how-autophagy-eats-large-mitochondria-autophagosome-formation-coupled-with-mitochondrial-fragmentation
#9
Shun-Ichi Yamashita, Tomotake Kanki
Mitochondrial autophagy (mitophagy) is thought to be a multi-step pathway wherein mitochondria are first divided into small fragments, which are subsequently recognized by the phagophore. DNM1L (dynamin 1 like) plays a pivotal role in mitochondrial division; however, its role in mitophagy remains controversial. In our recent study, we examined the contribution of DNM1L to mitophagy and showed that mitophagy and mitochondrial division occur even in DNM1L-defective cells. Furthermore, time-lapse imaging of mitophagy showed that DNM1L-independent mitochondrial division occurs concomitantly with autophagosome formation...
May 4, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518135/rack1-depletion-in-the-ribosome-induces-selective-translation-for-non-canonical-autophagy
#10
Hag Dong Kim, EunBin Kong, YongJoong Kim, Jin-Soo Chang, Joon Kim
RACK1, which was first demonstrated as a substrate of PKCβ II, functions as a scaffold protein and associates with the 40S small ribosomal subunit. According to previous reports, ribosomal RACK1 was also suggested to control translation depending on the status in translating ribosome. We here show that RACK1 knockdown induces autophagy independent of upstream canonical factors such as Beclin1, Atg7 and Atg5/12 conjugates. We further report that RACK1 knockdown induces the association of mRNAs of LC3 and Bcl-xL with polysomes, indicating increased translation of these proteins...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513279/w09-a-novel-autophagy-enhancer-induces-autophagy-dependent-cell-apoptosis-via-activation-of-the-egfr-mediated-ras-raf1-map2k-mapk1-3-pathway
#11
Pinghu Zhang, Zuguo Zheng, Li Ling, Xiaohui Yang, Ni Zhang, Xue Wang, Maozhi Hu, Yu Xia, Yiwen Ma, Haoran Yang, Yunyi Wang, Hongqi Liu
The EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) signaling pathway is frequently deregulated in many malignancies. Therefore, targeting the EGFR pathway is regarded as a promising strategy for anticancer drug discovery. Herein, we identified a 2-amino-nicotinonitrile compound (w09) as a novel autophagy enhancer, which potently induced macroautophagy/autophagy and consequent apoptosis in gastric cancer cells. Mechanistic studies revealed that EGFR-mediated activation of the RAS-RAF1-MAP2K-MAPK1/3 signaling pathway played a critical role in w09-induced autophagy and apoptosis of gastric cancer cells...
May 17, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512061/genetic-variants-in-autophagy-associated-genes-are-associated-with-dna-damage-levels-in-chinese-population
#12
Zhihua Li, Junyi Xin, Weihong Chen, Jia Liu, Meng Zhu, Congwen Zhao, Jing Yuan, Guangfu Jin, Hongxia Ma, Jiangbo Du, Zhibin Hu, Tangchun Wu, Hongbing Shen, Juncheng Dai, Hao Yu
Autophagy associated genes (ATGs) played an important role in the repair process of DNA damage and decreased autophagy may weaken the repair process and aggravate DNA damage. Based on this, we hypothesized that DNA damage levels might be modified by genetic variants in autophagy associated genes. In order to validate our hypothesis, 307 subjects were recruited from three different cities (Zhuhai, Wuhan and Tianjin) in China. Demographic data, individual 24-h PM2.5 exposure and peripheral blood DNA damage levels were also detected...
May 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510366/hmga2-plays-an-important-role-in-cr-vi-induced-autophagy
#13
Fan Yang, Lian Zhao, Dan Mei, Liping Jiang, Chengyan Geng, Qiujuan Li, Xiaofeng Yao, Yong Liu, Ying Kong, Jun Cao
Cr (VI) is mutagenic and carcinogenic, but the mechanism is unclear. In this study, the involvement of high mobility group A2 (HMGA2) in Cr (VI)-induced autophagy was investigated. Cr (VI) treatment induced formation of autophagosomes, increased expression of LC3II, Atg12-Atg5, Atg4, Atg10, HMGA1 and HMGA2 proteins, and decreased the expression of p62 in A549 cells. Silencing of HMGA2 gene by siRNA blocked Cr (VI)-induced formation of autophagosomes, expression of LC3II, Atg12-Atg5, Atg10 and reduction of p62...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500249/maternal-high-fat-diet-induces-metabolic-stress-response-disorders-in-offspring-hypothalamus
#14
Long The Nguyen, Sonia Saad, Yi Tan, Carol Pollock, Hui Chen
Maternal obesity has been shown to increase the risk of obesity and related disorders in the offspring, which has been partially attributed to changes of appetite regulators in the offspring hypothalamus. On the other hand, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and autophagy have been implicated in hypothalamic neuropeptide dysregulation, thus may also play important roles in such transgenerational effect.  In this study, we show that offspring born to HFD-fed dams showed significantly increased body weight and glucose intolerance, adiposity and plasma triglyceride level at weaning...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492547/autophagy-is-essential-for-hearing-in-mice
#15
Chisato Fujimoto, Shinichi Iwasaki, Shinji Urata, Hideaki Morishita, Yuriko Sakamaki, Masato Fujioka, Kenji Kondo, Noboru Mizushima, Tatsuya Yamasoba
Hearing loss is the most frequent sensory disorder in humans. Auditory hair cells (HCs) are postmitotic at late-embryonic differentiation and postnatal stages, and their damage is the major cause of hearing loss. There is no measurable HC regeneration in the mammalian cochlea, and the maintenance of cell function is crucial for preservation of hearing. Here we generated mice deficient in autophagy-related 5 (Atg5), a gene essential for autophagy, in the HCs to investigate the effect of basal autophagy on hearing acuity...
May 11, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476020/the-role-of-autophagy-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-friend-or-foe
#16
REVIEW
Lian Liu, Jia-Zhi Liao, Xing-Xing He, Pei-Yuan Li
Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved lysosome-dependent catabolic process which degrades cell's components in order to recycle substrates to exert optimally and adapt to tough circumstances. It is a critical cellular homeostatic mechanism with stress resistance, immunity, antiaging, and pro-tumor or anti-tumor effects. Among these, the role of autophagy in cancer is the most eye-catching that is not immutable but dynamic and highly complex. Basal autophagy acts as a tumor suppressor by maintaining genomic stability in normal cells...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475179/mtorc1-independent-autophagy-regulates-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-phosphorylation-in-colorectal-cancer-cells-via-an-mtorc2-mediated-mechanism
#17
Aikaterini Lampada, James O'Prey, Gyorgy Szabadkai, Kevin M Ryan, Daniel Hochhauser, Paolo Salomoni
The intracellular autophagic degradative pathway can have a tumour suppressive or tumour-promoting role depending on the stage of tumour development. Upon starvation or targeting of oncogenic receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs), autophagy is activated owing to the inhibition of PI3K/AKT/mTORC1 signalling pathway and promotes survival, suggesting that autophagy is a relevant therapeutic target in these settings. However, the role of autophagy in cancer cells where the PI3K/AKT/mTORC1 pathway is constitutively active remains partially understood...
June 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473327/autophagy-plays-a-role-in-fstl1-induced-emt-and-airway-remodeling-in-asthma
#18
Tian Liu, Yahui Liu, Marina Miller, Liuzhao Cao, Jiping Zhao, Jinxiang Wu, Junfei Wang, Lin Liu, Shuo Li, Minfang Zou, Jiawei Xu, David H Broide, Liang Dong
Asthma is a chronic disease related to airway hyper-responsiveness and airway remodeling. Airway remodeling is the important reason of refractory asthma and is associated with differentiation of airway epithelia into myofibroblasts via epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) to increase the process of subepithelial fibrosis. There is growing evidence that autophagy modulates remodeling. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms of these effects are still unclear. In this study, we hypothesized that Follistatin-like 1(FSTL1) promotes EMT and airway remodeling by intensifying autophagy...
May 4, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466260/autophagy-genes-of-host-responds-to-disruption-of-gut-microbial-community-by-antibiotics
#19
Sudha B Singh, Melissa Wilson, Nathaniel Ritz, Henry C Lin
BACKGROUND: Defective autophagic machinery, such as that in Crohn's disease patients homozygous for ATG16L1 risk allele, is associated with alteration of resident gut bacterial communities. However, whether or not host autophagy responds to changes in the resident gut microbial community is not known. Here, we investigated the effect of antibiotic-induced disruption of the gut microbiome (dysbiosis) on autophagy gene expression and the expression of antimicrobial peptides/protein (AMP) over time...
May 2, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465655/early-amd-like-defects-in-the-rpe-and-retinal-degeneration-in-aged-mice-with-rpe-specific-deletion-of-atg5-or-atg7
#20
Youwen Zhang, Samuel D Cross, James B Stanton, Alan D Marmorstein, Yun Zheng Le, Lihua Y Marmorstein
PURPOSE: To examine the effects of autophagy deficiency induced by RPE-specific deletion of Atg5 or Atg7 in mice as a function of age. METHODS: Conditional knockout mice with a floxed allele of Atg5 or Atg7 were crossed with inducible VMD2-rtTA/Cre transgenic mice. VMD2-directed RPE-specific Cre recombinase expression was induced with doxycycline feeding in the resulting mice. Cre-mediated deletion of floxed Atg5 or Atg7 resulted in RPE-specific inactivation of the Atg5 or Atg7 gene...
2017: Molecular Vision
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