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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203523/glutathione-peroxidase-4-plays-an-important-role-in-oxidative-homeostasis-and-wound-repair-in-corneal-epithelial-cells
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Osamu Sakai, Takatoshi Uchida, Hirotaka Imai, Takashi Ueta
Oxidative stress is involved in the pathologies of corneal epithelial cells. However, the importance of specific antioxidant enzymes in corneal epithelial cells is not fully understood. The purpose of this study is to elucidate the role of glutathione peroxidase 4 (GPx4) in corneal epithelial cells. For in vitro experiments, an immortalized human corneal epithelial cell line was used. Cytotoxicity measured through LDH activity, lipid peroxidation immunostained for 4-hydroxynonenal, cell viability, and cell death were compared between cells transfected with either GPx4 siRNA or scrambled control siRNA...
December 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194544/exploring-the-role-of-trpv-and-cgrp-in-adenosine-preconditioning-and-remote-hind-limb-preconditioning-induced-cardioprotection-in-rats
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Amritpal Singh, Puneet Kaur Randhawa, Anjana Bali, Nirmal Singh, Amteshwar Singh Jaggi
The cardioprotective effects of remote hind limb preconditioning (RIPC) are well known, but mechanisms by which protection occurs still remain to be explored. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate the role of TRPV and CGRP in adenosine and remote preconditioning-induced cardioprotection, using sumatriptan, a CGRP release inhibitor and ruthenium red, a TRPV inhibitor, in rats. For remote preconditioning, a pressure cuff was tied around the hind limb of the rat and was inflated with air up to 150 mmHg to produce ischemia in the hind limb and during reperfusion pressure was released...
February 14, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187451/gsk1059615-kills-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-possibly-via-activating-mitochondrial-programmed-necrosis-pathway
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Jing Xie, Quan Li, Xi Ding, Yunyun Gao
This study tested the anti-head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cell activity by GSK1059615, a novel PI3K and mTOR dual inhibitor. GSK1059615 inhibited survival and proliferation of established (SCC-9, SQ20B and A253 lines) and primary human HNSCC cells. GSK1059615 blocked PI3K-AKT-mTOR activation in HNSCC cells. Intriguingly, GSK1059615 treatment in HNSCC cells failed to provoke apoptosis, but induced programmed necrosis. The latter was tested by mitochondria depolarization, ANT-1-cyclophilin-D mitochondrial association and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183261/lactate-dehydrogenase-inhibition-biochemical-relevance-and-therapeutical-potential
#4
Giuseppina Laganà, Davide Barreca, Antonella Calderaro, Ersilia Bellocco
Lactate dehydrogenase (LHD) is a key enzyme of anaerobic metabolism in almost all living organisms and it is also a functional checkpoint for glucose restoration during gluconeogenesis and single-stranded DNA metabolism. This enzyme has a well preserved structure during evolution and among the species, with little, but sometimes very useful, changes in the amino acid sequence, which makes it an attractive target for the design and construction of functional molecules able to modulate its catalytic potential and expression...
February 8, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173817/pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-alleviates-endothelial-injury-by-inhibiting-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
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Shouyuan Ma, Shutong Yao, Hua Tian, Peng Jiao, Nana Yang, Ping Zhu, Shucun Qin
BACKGROUND: Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) can induce endothelial injury and plays a vital role in the procession and development of atherosclerosis. Little is known regarding whether Wnt/β-catenin pathway is involved in ox-LDL-induced endothelial injury or whether it further promotes atherosclerosis via increased oxidative stress. This study aimed to investigate the role of Wnt/β-catenin pathway in ox-LDL-induced vascular endothelial injury and determine whether pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) could alleviate ox-LDL-induced endothelial injury by inhibiting Wnt/β-catenin pathway...
February 7, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144882/efficacy-and-toxicity-of-transarterial-chemoembolization-therapy-using-cisplatin-and-gelatin-sponge-in-patients-with-liver-metastases-from-uveal-melanoma-in-an-asian-population
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Yoshitsugu Shibayama, Kenjiro Namikawa, Miyuki Sone, Akira Takahashi, Arata Tsutsumida, Shunsuke Sugawara, Yasuaki Arai, Yukiko Aihara, Shigenobu Suzuki, Juichiro Nakayama, Shinichi Imafuku, Naoya Yamazaki
BACKGROUND: Although both immune-checkpoint inhibitors and targeted therapies such as MEK inhibitors have been evaluated in metastatic uveal melanoma, the efficacy of these therapies is modest to date. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) therapy for liver metastasis from uveal melanoma in an Asian population. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed the clinical data of patients with liver metastases from uveal melanoma who received TACE therapy using cisplatin (70 mg/m(2)) and gelatin sponge between 1997 and 2008...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142224/effects-of-sulforaphane-on-neural-stem-cell-proliferation-and-differentiation
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Zhenxian Han, Qian Xu, Changfu Li, Hong Zhao
Sulforaphane (SFN) is a natural organosulfur compound with ant-oxidant and anti-inflammation properties. The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of SFN on the proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSC). NSCs were exposed to SFN at the concentrations ranging from 0.25 to 10 µM. Cell viability was evaluated with MTT assay and lactate dehydogenase (LDH) release assay. The proliferation of NSCs was evaluated with neurosphere formation assay and Ki-67 staining. The level of Tuj-1 was evaluated with immunostaining and western blot to assess NSC neuronal differentiation...
January 31, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114833/a-mechanistic-kinetic-description-of-lactate-dehydrogenase-elucidating-cancer-diagnosis-and-inhibitor-evaluation
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Peifeng Tang, Jianlin Xu, Christopher L Oliveira, Zheng Jian Li, Shijie Liu
As a key enzyme for glycolysis, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) remains as a topic of great interest in cancer study. Though a number of kinetic models have been applied to describe the dynamic behavior of LDH, few can reflect its actual mechanism, making it difficult to explain the observed substrate and competitor inhibitions at wide concentration ranges. A novel mechanistic kinetic model is developed based on the enzymatic processes and the interactive properties of LDH. Better kinetic simulation as well as new enzyme interactivity information and kinetic properties extracted from published articles via the novel model was presented...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112174/2-3-5-4-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-o-%C3%AE-d-glucoside-protects-murine-hearts-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-activating-notch1-hes1-signaling-and-attenuating-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Meng Zhang, Li-Ming Yu, Hang Zhao, Xuan-Xuan Zhou, Qian Yang, Fan Song, Li Yan, Meng-En Zhai, Bu-Ying Li, Bin Zhang, Zhen-Xiao Jin, Wei-Xun Duan, Si-Wang Wang
2,3,5,4'-Tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucoside (TSG) is a water-soluble active component extracted from Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. A number of studies demonstrate that TSG exerts cardioprotective effects. Since endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress plays a key role in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R)-induced cell apoptosis, we sought to determine whether modulation of the ER stress during MI/R injury was involved in the cardioprotective action of TSG. Male mice were treated with TSG (60 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1), ig) for 2 weeks and then were subjected to MI/R surgery...
January 23, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088644/tert-butyl-hydroperoxide-t-bhp-induced-apoptosis-and-necroptosis-in-endothelial-cells-roles-of-nox4-and-mitochondrion
#10
Wenwen Zhao, Haitao Feng, Wen Sun, Kang Liu, Jin-Jian Lu, Xiuping Chen
Oxidative stress causes endothelial death while underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Herein, the pro-death effect of tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BHP) was investigated with low concentration (50μM) of t-BHP (t-BHPL) and high concentration (500μM) of t-BHP (t-BHPH). Both t-BHPL and t-BHPH induced endothelial cell death was determined. T-BHPL induced caspase-dependent apoptosis and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, which was inhibited by N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC). Furthermore, NADPH oxidase inhibitor diphenyleneiodonium (DPI), NOX4 siRNA, and NOX4 inhibitor GKT137831 reduced t-BHPL-induced ROS generation while mitochondrial respiratory chain inhibitors rotenone (Rot), 2-thenoyltrifluoroacetone (TTFA), and antimycin A (AA) failed to do so...
January 5, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081548/serum-ldh-predicts-benefit-from-bevacizumab-beyond-progression-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Federica Marmorino, Lisa Salvatore, Cecilia Barbara, Giacomo Allegrini, Lorenzo Antonuzzo, Gianluca Masi, Fotios Loupakis, Beatrice Borelli, Silvana Chiara, Maria Chiara Banzi, Emanuela Miraglio, Domenico Amoroso, Francesco Dargenio, Andrea Bonetti, Angelo Martignetti, Myriam Paris, Daniela Tomcikova, Luca Boni, Alfredo Falcone, Chiara Cremolini
BACKGROUND: Different antiangiogenics are currently indicated in the second-line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), following a first-line bevacizumab-containing treatment. The magnitude of benefit is limited, but no predictors of benefit have been identified. METHODS: A total of 184 mCRC patients progressing to a first-line bevacizumab-containing treatment were randomised in the BEBYP study to continue or not the antiangiogenic in combination with a second-line chemotherapy...
January 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071786/functional-and-cardioprotective-effects-of-simultaneous-and-individual-activation-of-protein-kinase-a-and-epac
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Igor Khaliulin, Mark Bond, Andrew F James, Zara Dyar, Raheleh Amini, Jason L Johnson, M-Saadeh Suleiman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Myocardial cAMP elevation confers cardioprotection against ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. cAMP activates two independent signalling pathways, PKA and Epac. This study investigated the cardiac effects of activating PKA and/or Epac and their involvement in cardioprotection against I/R. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Hearts extracted from male rats were used either for determination of PKA and PKC activation or perfused in the Langendorff mode for either cardiomyocytes isolation or used to monitor functional activity at basal levels and after 30 min global ischaemia and 2 h reperfusion...
January 10, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068632/hydroxysafflor-yellow-a-cardioprotection-in-ischemia-reperfusion-i-r-injury-mainly-via-akt-hexokinase-ii-independent-of-erk-gsk-3%C3%AE-pathway
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Jia Min, Cui Wei
Hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA) is the main active component of Carthamus tinctorius L which has been used for hundreds of years in Chinese folk medicine in the treatment cardiovascular disease. This study was designed to investigate whether HSYA exerts cardioprotection in ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury heart and the mechanisms involved. The protective effect and mechanisms in myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury of HSYA was evaluated by hypoxia-recover (H/R) injury cell model which induced by hypoxia and recovered with oxygen in H9c2 cells...
January 6, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054320/pembrolizumab-for-advanced-melanoma-experience-from-the-spanish-expanded-access-program
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M González-Cao, A Arance, J M Piulats, I Marquez-Rodas, J L Manzano, A Berrocal, G Crespo, D Rodriguez, E Perez-Ruiz, M Berciano, A Soria, A G Castano, E Espinosa, C Montagut, L Alonso, T Puertolas, C Aguado, M A Royo, R Blanco, J F Rodríguez, E Muñoz, P Mut, F Barron, S Martin-Algarra
BACKGROUND: The programmed death (PD-1) inhibitor pembrolizumab has been recently approved for the treatment of advanced melanoma. We evaluated the clinical activity of pembrolizumab in melanoma patients treated under the Spanish Expanded Access Program. METHODS: Advanced melanoma patients who failed to previous treatment lines were treated with pembrolizumab 2 mg/kg every three weeks. Patients with brain metastases were not excluded if they were asymptomatic. Data were retrospectively collected from 21 centers in the Spanish Melanoma Group...
January 4, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004067/-advanced-glycated-albumin-induces-macrophage-apoptosis-via-activating-caspase-12-pathway
#15
Jin-Guo Li, Qi Hao, Ying-Xue Liu, Peng Li, Peng Li, Xia-Yan Shao, Hua Tian, Yong-Qi Fang, Shu-Tong Yao
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of advanced glycated albumin (AGE-alb) on the activation of caspase-12, a key molecule in endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS)-associated apoptotic pathway, and to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms of macrophage apoptosis. RAW264.7 macrophages were treated with AGE-alb (2, 4 and 6 g/L), control albumin (C-alb, 4 g/L), tunicamycin (TM, 4 mg/L), or pretreated with 4-phenylbutyric acid (PBA, 5 mmol/L) for 1 h and then treated with AGE-alb (4 g/L)...
December 25, 2016: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989750/the-antioxidant-uncoupling-protein-2-stimulates-hnrnpa2-b1-glut1-and-pkm2-expression-and-sensitizes-pancreas-cancer-cells-to-glycolysis-inhibition
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Jessica Brandi, Daniela Cecconi, Marco Cordani, Margalida Torrens-Mas, Raffaella Pacchiana, Elisa Dalla Pozza, Giovanna Butera, Marcello Manfredi, Emilio Marengo, Jordi Oliver, Pilar Roca, Ilaria Dando, Massimo Donadelli
Several evidence indicate that metabolic alterations play a pivotal role in cancer development. Here, we report that the mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) sustains the metabolic shift from mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation (mtOXPHOS) to glycolysis in pancreas cancer cells. Indeed, we show that UCP2 sensitizes pancreas cancer cells to the treatment with the glycolytic inhibitor 2-deoxy-D-glucose. Through a bidimensional electrophoresis analysis, we identify 19 protein species differentially expressed after treatment with the UCP2 inhibitor genipin and, by bioinformatic analyses, we show that these proteins are mainly involved in metabolic processes...
October 27, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982695/17-dmag-protects-against-hypoxia-reoxygenation-induced-cell-injury-in-ht22-cells-through-akt-nrf2-ho-1-pathway
#17
Zhuopeng Jia, Arui Dong, Hongmin Che, Yu Zhang
Oxidative stress is well known to play a pivotal role in hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R)-induced neuron injury. On the basis of this fact, antioxidative agents have been demonstrated to be neuroprotective. 17-DMAG (HSP90 inhibitor) is reported to have neuroprotective effects in vitro, which may interfere with oxidative stress through reduction in pro-oxidative factors. However, little is known about its effects on H/R-induced neuron injury and the underlying mechanisms. In this study, the effects of 17-DMAG on H/R-treated HT22 cells were investigated...
February 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975299/nilotinib-a-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-exhibits-protection-against-acute-pancreatitis-induced-lung-and-liver-damage-in-rats
#18
Manar A Nader, Heba M Wagih
This investigation explored the nilotinib action in the management of acute pancreatitis (AP) and AP-induced lung and liver injury. AP was induced in Sprague Dawley (SD) rats with L-arginine. Treatment with nilotinib with or without L-arginine was applied for 7 days. Marked deterioration in serum amylase, lipase, aspartate amino transferase (AST), alanine amino transferase (ALT), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), nitric oxide (NO), total protein content, and transforming growth factor beta1 (TGF-β1) along with pancreatic, hepatic, and pulmonary tissue lipid peroxidation (MDA) after induction of AP while significant reduction in tissues superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione (GSH) with marked edema, hemorrhage, and perivascular inflammation with acinar cell necrosis, along with elevated pancreatic percentage expression of TGF-β1 and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB), were observed in the AP group...
March 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955822/febuxostat-associated-eosinophilic-polymyositis-in-marginal-zone-lymphoma
#19
Georges Chahine, Khalil Saleh, Claude Ghorra, Nathalie Khoury, Nadine Khalife, Fouad Fayad
Febuxostat is an orally administered selective inhibitor of xanthine oxidase approved for the treatment of gout and prevention of tumor lysis syndrome. It is a relatively safe medication. Hypersensitivity reactions associated with the use of febuxostat are quite rare with only one reported case of DRESS syndrome. Recently, two case reports of rhabdomyolysis following the initiation of febuxostat were published. We hereby present the first case of rhabdomyolysis with hypereosinophilia following the administration of febuxostat to a 50-year-old patient newly diagnosed with marginal zone lymphoma...
December 7, 2016: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941351/anti-cancer-effect-of-cap-translation-inhibitor-4egi-1-in-human-glioma-u87-cells-involvement-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-er-stress
#20
Ming Wu, Chi Zhang, Xue-Jun Li, Qing Liu, Siyi Wanggou
BACKGROUND: Cancer cells are frequently addicted to deregulated oncogenic protein translation that usually arises as a consequence of increased signaling flux from eIF4F activation. The small molecule 4EG-I, a potent inhibitor of translation initiation through disrupting eIF4E/eIF4G interaction, has been shown to exert anticancer effects in animal models of human cancers. METHODS: Here, we extensively investigated the anticancer activity of 4EGI-1 in human glioma U87 cells...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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