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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797031/regulation-of-hypoxia-induced-autophagy-in-glioblastoma-involves-atg9a
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Siti Aminah Abdul Rahim, Anne Dirkse, Anais Oudin, Anne Schuster, Jill Bohler, Vanessa Barthelemy, Arnaud Muller, Laurent Vallar, Bassam Janji, Anna Golebiewska, Simone P Niclou
BACKGROUND: Hypoxia is negatively associated with glioblastoma (GBM) patient survival and contributes to tumour resistance. Anti-angiogenic therapy in GBM further increases hypoxia and activates survival pathways. The aim of this study was to determine the role of hypoxia-induced autophagy in GBM. METHODS: Pharmacological inhibition of autophagy was applied in combination with bevacizumab in GBM patient-derived xenografts (PDXs). Sensitivity towards inhibitors was further tested in vitro under normoxia and hypoxia, followed by transcriptomic analysis...
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783177/autophagy-dependent-generation-of-axin2-cancer-stem-like-cells-promotes-hepatocarcinogenesis-in-liver-cirrhosis
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J Li, S B Hu, L Y Wang, X Zhang, X Zhou, B Yang, J H Li, J Xiong, N Liu, Y Li, Y Z Wu, Q C Zheng
Autophagy is a pathophysiological phenomenon in liver cirrhosis that can further progress into hepatocarcinoma. Liver cancer stem cells (CSCs) are believed to initiate hepatocarcinogenesis. To investigate the precise mechanism related to the origin of CSCs in liver cirrhosis and hepatocarcinogenesis, we labeled Axin2+ hepatic cells with EGFP in Axin2Cre;Rosa26EGFP transgenic rats, and then stratified clinical and rat liver cirrhosis samples by autophagy flux. Clinical follow-up and lineage tracing in transgenic rat liver cirrhosis revealed that while Axin2/EGFP+ hepatic cells were present in normal livers and cirrhotic livers without aberrant autophagy, hepatic Axin2/EGFP+CD90+ cells were generated exclusively in cirrhotic livers with aberrant autophagy and promoted hepatocarcinogenesis...
August 7, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776937/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-chloroquine-containing-dmaema-copolymers-as-efficient-anti-mirna-delivery-vectors-with-improved-endosomal-escape-and-antimigratory-activity-in-cancer-cells
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Ying Xie, Fei Yu, Weimin Tang, Bolutito Oluwole Alade, Zheng-Hong Peng, Yazhe Wang, Jing Li, David Oupický
Chloroquine-containing 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate copolymers (PDCs) are synthesized by reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer polymerization. Systematic evaluation is performed to test the hypothesis that presence of chloroquine (CQ) in the PDC structure will improve miRNA delivery due to enhanced endosomal escape while simultaneously contribute to anticancer activity of PDC/miRNA polyplexes through inhibition of cancer cell migration. The results show that miRNA delivery efficiency is dependent both on the molecular weight and CQ...
August 4, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772211/autophagy-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-during-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-an-in-vitro-study
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Mamta Singla, Shalmoli Bhattacharyya
Cancer progression toward invasive and metastatic disease is aided by reactivation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), involving transdifferentiation of epithelial cells into mesenchymal phenotype. This leads to increased migratory and stem cell-like features in the cells. These EMT cells are more resistant to chemotherapy and it is hypothesized that the phenomenon of autophagy induces resistance, providing a survival strategy for cells. In the present study, we induced EMT-like phenotype in renal carcinoma cells and identified corresponding higher autophagy flux in these cells...
July 31, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757413/restoration-of-mir-30a-expression-inhibits-growth-tumorigenicity-of-medulloblastoma-cells-accompanied-by-autophagy-inhibition
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Satishkumar Vishram Singh, Aditi Nigam Dakhole, Akash Deogharkar, Sadaf Kazi, Rohan Kshirsagar, Atul Goel, Aliasgar Moiyadi, Rakesh Jalali, Epari Sridhar, Tejpal Gupta, Prakash Shetty, Nikhil Gadewal, Neelam Vishwanath Shirsat
Medulloblastoma is a highly malignant pediatric brain tumor. About 30% patients have metastasis at diagnosis and respond poorly to treatment. Those that survive, suffer long term neurocognitive, endocrine and developmental defects due to the cytotoxic treatment to developing child brain. It is therefore necessary to develop targeted treatment strategies based on underlying biology for effective treatment of medulloblastoma with minimal side effects. Medulloblastomas are believed to be the result of deregulated nervous system development as evident from the role of WNT and SHH developmental signaling pathways in pathogenesis of medulloblastomas...
July 27, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753578/autophagy-suppression-potentiates-the-anti-glioblastoma-effect-of-asparaginase-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Qicheng Chen, Li Ye, Jiajun Fan, Xuyao Zhang, Huan Wang, Siyang Liao, Ping Song, Ziyu Wang, Shaofei Wang, Yubin Li, Jingyun Luan, Yichen Wang, Wei Chen, Wenjing Zai, Ping Yang, Zhonglian Cao, Dianwen Ju
Asparaginase has been reported to be effective in the treatment of various leukemia and several malignant solid cancers. However, the anti-tumor effect of asparaginase is always restricted due to complicated mechanisms. Herein, we investigated the mechanisms of how glioblastoma resisted asparaginase treatment and reported a novel approach to enhance the anti-glioblastoma effect of asparaginase. We found that asparaginase could induce growth inhibition and caspase-dependent apoptosis in U87MG/U251MG glioblastoma cells...
July 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726781/autophagy-inhibition-reduces-chemoresistance-and-tumorigenic-potential-of-human-ovarian-cancer-stem-cells
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Anna Pagotto, Giorgia Pilotto, Elena Laura Mazzoldi, Maria Ornella Nicoletto, Simona Frezzini, Anna Pastò, Alberto Amadori
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is one of the most malignant gynecological tumors with a high mortality rate owing to tumor relapse after anticancer therapies. It is widely accepted that a rare tumor cell population, known as cancer stem cells (CSC), is responsible for tumor progression and relapse; intriguingly, these cells are able to survive nutrient starvation (such as in vitro culture in the absence of glucose) and chemotherapy treatment. Recent data also indicated that chemotherapy resistance is associated with autophagy activation...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724415/identification-and-characterization-of-the-antiplasmodial-activity-of-hsp90-inhibitors
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Claribel Murillo-Solano, Chunmin Dong, Cecilia G Sanchez, Juan C Pizarro
BACKGROUND: The recent reduction in mortality due to malaria is being threatened by the appearance of Plasmodium falciparum parasites that are resistant to artemisinin in Southeast Asia. To limit the impact of resistant parasites and their spread across the world, there is a need to validate anti-malarial drug targets and identify new leads that will serve as foundations for future drug development programmes targeting malaria. Towards that end, the antiplasmodial potential of several Hsp90 inhibitors was characterized...
July 19, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708385/chloroquine-modified-hydroxyethyl-starch-as-a-polymeric-drug-for-cancer-therapy
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Richard Sleightholm, Bin Yang, Fei Yu, Ying Xie, David Oupický
Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) is a clinically used polysaccharide colloidal plasma volume expander. The goal of this study was to synthesize HES modified with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a novel polymeric drug with the ability to inhibit the invasive character of pancreatic cancer (PC) cells. HES was conjugated with HCQ using a simple carbonyldiimidazole coupling to prepare Chloroquine-modified HES (CQ-HES). CQ-HES with various degrees of HCQ substitution were synthesized and characterized. Atomic force microscopy was used to demonstrate a pH-dependent assembly of CQ-HES into well-defined nanoparticles...
July 14, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707966/targeted-molecular-ablation-of-cancer-stem-cells-for-curing-gastrointestinal-cancers
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Yong Seok Kim, Ho Jae Lee, Jong-Min Park, Young-Min Han, Napapan Kangwan, Ji Young Oh, Dong Yoon Lee, Ki Baik Hahm
Abundance of the ATPase-binding cassette (ABC) transporters and deranged self-renewal pathways characterize the presence of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in gastrointestinal cancers (GI cancers), which play crucial roles in tumorigenesis, chemotherapy resistance, tumor recurrence, and cancer metastasis. Therefore, in order to ensure high cure rates, chemoquiescence, CSCs should be ablated. Recent advances in either understanding CSCs or biomarker identification enable scientists to develop techniques for ablating CSCs and clinicians to provide cancer cure, especially in GI cancers characterized by inflammation-driven carcinogenesis...
July 14, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676644/blocking-autophagy-improves-the-anti-tumor-activity-of-afatinib-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-with-activating-egfr-mutations-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Xiangxiang Hu, Si Shi, Huan Wang, Xiaochen Yu, Qian Wang, Shanshan Jiang, Dianwen Ju, Li Ye, Meiqing Feng
Afatinib, a second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), has been approved for the treatment of advanced EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, afatinib's clinical application is still hampered by acquired resistance. Recently, autophagy is considered as an important mechanism of resistance to TKI. Herein, we investigated the autophagy induction as well as its influence on anti-lung adenocarcinoma activity of afatinib in two activating EGFR-mutants H1975 and H1650 cells. First, Growth inhibition and caspase-dependent apoptosis were observed in afatinib-treated H1975 and H1650 cells...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676397/feedback-autophagy-activation-as-a-key-resistance-factor-of-ku-0060648-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Mintao Mao, Yumei Liu, Xinhai Gao
The current study evaluated the potential anti-colorectal cancer (CRC) activity by Ku-0060648, a novel DNA-PKcs and PI3K duel inhibitor. In both CRC cell lines (HCT-116 and HT-29) and primary human colon cancer cells, Ku-0060648 exposure at nM concentrations efficiently inhibited cell proliferation. Meanwhile, Ku-0060648 provoked apoptosis in CRC cells. Ku-0060648 was yet ineffective to the normal colon epithelial cells. Ku-0060648 blocked PI3K-AKT-mTOR cascade and in-activated DNA-PKcs in CRC cells. Intriguingly, Ku-0060648 treatment induced feedback autophagy activation in HCT-116 cells...
July 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675807/autophagy-inhibition-enabled-efficient-photothermal-therapy-at-a-mild-temperature
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Zhengjie Zhou, Yang Yan, Kewen Hu, Yuan Zou, Yiwen Li, Rui Ma, Qiang Zhang, Yiyun Cheng
The heterogeneously-distributed hyperthermia in nanomaterial-mediated photothermal therapy commonly results in incomplete tumor eradication and serious damage of health tissue. Here, we found autophagy was activated in cancer cells underwent photothermal therapy and the inhibition of autophagy significantly enhanced the efficacy of photothermal killing of cancer cells. A formulation of chloroquine-loaded polydopamine nanoparticles was developed for sensitized photothermal cancer therapy, and the in vitro and in vivo study demonstrated that inhibition of autophagy remarkably augmented the efficacy of photothermal therapy, leading to efficient tumor suppression at a mild temperature...
June 27, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664293/targeting-autophagy-to-modulate-cell-survival-a-comparative-analysis-in-cancer-normal-and-embryonic-cells
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Aleksandra Divac Rankov, Mila Ljujić, Marija Petrić, Dragica Radojković, Milica Pešić, Jelena Dinić
Autophagy is linked to multiple cancer-related signaling pathways, and represents a defense mechanism for cancer cells under therapeutic stress. The crosstalk between apoptosis and autophagy is essential for both tumorigenesis and embryonic development. We studied the influence of autophagy on cell survival in pro-apoptotic conditions induced by anticancer drugs in three model systems: human cancer cells (NCI-H460, COR-L23 and U87), human normal cells (HaCaT and MRC-5) and zebrafish embryos (Danio rerio). Autophagy induction with AZD2014 and tamoxifen antagonized the pro-apoptotic effect of chemotherapeutics doxorubicin and cisplatin in cell lines, while autophagy inhibition by wortmannin and chloroquine synergized the action of both anticancer agents...
June 29, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640657/retinal-findings-on-oct-in-systemic-conditions
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Preeti Patil Chhablani, Vikas Ambiya, Akshay G Nair, Sailaja Bondalapati, Jay Chhablani
PURPOSE: Imaging technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the recent past and has resulted in a much greater understanding of ocular diseases. The aim of this review article is to summarize optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings of various systemic conditions. METHOD: A systematic literature search of the Medline/PubMed database was performed. English articles up to April 2015 were included. Terms used for search included: Alzheimer's Disease; Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinson's Disease; Behçet's Disease; Schizophrenia; Migraine; Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome; Neurofibromatosis; Sickle Cell Disease; Renal diseases; Lupus Retinopathy; Valsalva Retinopathy; Whiplash Retinopathy; Shaken-Baby Syndrome; Choroidal metastases; Intracranial Hypertension; Drug toxicity; Deferoxamine; Sildenafil; Tamoxifen; Hydroxychloroquine; Chloroquine; Ethambutol; Lead; Sickle Cell Disease; and Thalassemia along with OCT...
June 22, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637004/autophagy-is-required-for-crizotinib-induced-apoptosis-in-met-amplified-gastric-cancer-cells
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Rebecca D Schroeder, Woonyoung Choi, David S Hong, David J McConkey
MET amplification has been clinically credentialed as a therapeutic target in gastric cancer, but the molecular mechanisms underlying sensitivity and resistance to MET inhibitors are still not well understood. Using whole-genome mRNA expression profiling, we identified autophagy as a top molecular pathway that was activated by the MET inhibitor crizotinib in drug-sensitive human gastric cancer cells, and functional studies confirmed that crizotinib increased autophagy levels in the drug-sensitive cells in a concentration-dependent manner...
June 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627629/reducing-autophagy-and-inducing-g1-phase-arrest-by-aloperine-enhances-radio-sensitivity-in-lung-cancer-cells
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Zhijie Xu, Yuanliang Yan, Shuangshuang Zeng, Long Qian, Shuang Dai, Lingfang Xiao, Lin Wang, Xue Yang, Yi Xiao, Zhicheng Gong
Aloperine (ALO), an isolated alkaloid from the leaves of Sophora alopecuroides (S. alopecuroides), has been suggested to exhibit anti-inflammatory and antitumor properties, and has been traditionally used to treat various diseases, including cancers. However, little is known about the effects of ALO on the radio-sensitivity of lung cancer cells. In the present study, we confirmed that agent ALO inhibits cell growth, promotes cell aopotosis and induces G1 phase arrest and consequently enhanced the radio-sensitivity in radio-resistant lung cancer cells A549/IR...
June 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622697/vitamin-c-and-doxycycline-a-synthetic-lethal-combination-therapy-targeting-metabolic-flexibility-in-cancer-stem-cells-cscs
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Ernestina Marianna De Francesco, Gloria Bonuccelli, Marcello Maggiolini, Federica Sotgia, Michael P Lisanti
Here, we developed a new synthetic lethal strategy for further optimizing the eradication of cancer stem cells (CSCs). Briefly, we show that chronic treatment with the FDA-approved antibiotic Doxycycline effectively reduces cellular respiration, by targeting mitochondrial protein translation. The expression of four mitochondrial DNA encoded proteins (MT-ND3, MT-CO2, MT-ATP6 and MT-ATP8) is suppressed, by up to 35-fold. This high selection pressure metabolically synchronizes the surviving cancer cell sub-population towards a predominantly glycolytic phenotype, resulting in metabolic inflexibility...
June 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620137/biological-specificity-of-cdk4-6-inhibitors-dose-response-relationship-in-vivo-signaling-and-composite-response-signature
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Erik S Knudsen, Jack Hutcheson, Paris Vail, Agnieszka K Witkiewicz
Recently developed potent and selective CDK4/6 inhibitors fall into two classes based on structure and toxicity profiles in clinical studies. One class, exemplified by palbociclib and ribociclib, exhibits neutropenia as a dose-limiting toxicity and requires discontinuous dosing. In contrast, the structurally distinct CDK4/6 inhibitor abemaciclib is dosed continuously, and has diarrhea and fatigue as dose-limiting toxicities. In preclinical models, palbociclib has been extensively studied and induces cell cycle inhibition in an RB-dependent manner...
July 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615100/-the-mechanism-underlying-the-effects-of-tea-polyphenol-on-epirubicin-induced-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-t24-bladder-cancer-cells
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Wen Gu, Hubin Yin, Yan Liu, Xin Gou
Objective To investigate the mechanism by which epirubicin (EPI) induces autophagy and the mechanism by which tea polyphenol (TP) regulates EPI-induced autophagy and apoptosis in T24 bladder cancer cells. Methods T24 cells weredivided into control group, EPI group, TP group and TP plus EPI group. Eight hours after corresponding treatments in different groups, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) was used to observe the image of autophagosomes. The expressions of autophagy-related protein LC3II and p62 in the cells were detected by Western blotting...
June 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
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