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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734981/apigenin-attenuates-patulin-induced-apoptosis-in-hek293-cells-by-modulating-ros-mediated-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-caspase-signal-pathway
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Yujie Zhong, Chengni Jin, Jing Gan, Xiaorui Wang, Zhenqiang Shi, Xiaodong Xia, Xiaoli Peng
Mycotoxins like patulin (PAT) are among the most significant food contaminant with regard to public health. This study aimed to evaluate the protective effect of apigenin (API), one of the most bioactive flavonoids in plant-derived food, on PAT-induced apoptosis in HEK293 cells. Cells were treated under basic conditions, 8 μM PAT without or with API (2.5, 5 and 10 μM) concomitantly for 10 h. API exerted renoprotective effect by inhibiting intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation, modulating oxidative phosphorylation especially elevating the expression of ATP synthase, re-establishing mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) and maintaining higher intracellular ATP level, accompanied by p53, Bax downregulation and Bcl-2 upregulation...
July 19, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709897/a-polysaccharide-pnpa-from-pleurotus-nebrodensis-ameliorates-hepatic-ischemic-reperfusion-i-r-injury-in-rats
#2
Jun Wang, Bingju Yan
The effects of a polysaccharide (PNPA) from the fruiting bodies of Pleurotus nebrodensis on hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats were explored. Severe liver injury was shown in rats following I/R with high content of serum AST and ALT, as evidenced by histological examination, whereas less damage was noted after PNPA treatment compared to rats in the I/R group. Also, pre-treatment with PNPA (400mg/kg) could reduce the level of MDA in liver tissue and increase the activity of ROS scavengers (T-AOC, SOD, CAT, GSH-PX), Nitric oxide synthase (T-NOS and iNOS), and GSH...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709892/liuwei-dihuang-soft-capsules-attenuates-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-to-prevent-atherosclerosis-through-gpr30-mediated-regulation-in-ovariectomized-apoe-deficient-mice
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Yi Jing, Danfeng Cai, Qi Chen, Qingping Xiong, Tianhui Hu, Yuan Yao, Chao Lin, Xin Sun, Ying Lu, Xueyun Kong, Xiang Wu, Yu Li, Huimin Bian
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Liuwei Dihuang (LWDH), a classical traditional Chinese medicine prescription, has been widely used to prevent and to treat various diseases with symptoms of 'Kidney-Yin' deficiency syndrome for over 1000 years in China. It is commonly used to treat functional decline associated with senile disease and menopausal syndrome, especially memory decline, insomnia, diabetes and osteoporosis. Modern experimental pharmacological studies indicated that the mechanism of LWDH treatment of menopausal syndrome may be associated with enhanced estrogenic effects...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702620/nanoparticle-delivery-of-curcumin-induces-cellular-hypoxia-and-ros-mediated-apoptosis-via-modulation-of-bcl-2-bax-in-human-neuroblastoma
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Irina Kalashnikova, Joseph Mazar, Craig J Neal, Amy L Rosado, Soumen Das, Tamarah J Westmoreland, Sudipta Seal
In this study, several formulations of nanoceria and dextran-nanoceria with curcumin, each demonstrated to have anti-cancer properties, were synthesized and applied as treatment for human childhood neuroblastoma. The anti-cancer activities of these formulations were explored in neuroblastoma models of both MYCN-amplified and non-amplified cell lines. Ceria nanoparticles, coated with dextran and loaded with curcumin, were found to induce substantial cell death in neuroblastoma cells (up to a 2-fold and a 1.6-fold decrease in cell viability for MYCN-upregulated and normal expressing cell lines, respectively; *p < 0...
July 12, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677777/suppression-of-sirt6-by-mir-33a-facilitates-tumor-growth-of-glioma-through-apoptosis-and-oxidative-stress-resistance
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Mingze Chang, Lin Qiao, Bin Li, Juanhong Wang, Gejuan Zhang, Wenzhen Shi, Zhiqin Liu, Naibing Gu, Zhengli Di, Xinlai Wang, Ye Tian
microRNA-33a (miR-33a) belongs to the miR-33 family that is implicated in the progression of various types of cancers. Aberrant expression of miR-33a has been detected in several human cancers, and has been shown to regulate the migration and invasion as well as proliferation and apoptosis of tumor cells. However, the clinical significance and precise mechanisms underlying the dysfunction of miR-33a in glioma have not been well investigated in previous studies. In this study, overexpression of miR-33a was observed in clinical glioma specimens and cell lines...
July 3, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662519/neuroprotective-effects-of-pycnogenol-against-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reoxygenation-induced-injury-in-primary-rat-astrocytes-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-erk1-2-mapk-pathways
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Ruixue Xia, Chunxue Ji, Leguo Zhang
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS: Pycnogenol (PYC) is a patented mix of bioflavonoids with potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In this study, we investigated the effects of PYC on oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGD/R)-induced injury in primary rat astrocytes. METHODS: The primary rat astrocytes were randomly divided into 6 groups, blank control, OGD/R, OGD/R+PYC (10, 20, 40, and 60 µg/mL). The cell activity were detected by MTT and LDH assays, then the levels of oxidant products [malondialdehyde (MDA) and reactive oxygen species (ROS)] , antioxidants [superoxide dismutase (SOD)], mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) and inflammatory cytokines were detected...
June 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653874/invalidation-of-mitophagy-by-fbp1-mediated-repression-promotes-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer
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Yifeng Liu, Yulin Jiang, Nian Wang, Qianni Jin, Feihu Ji, Changli Zhong, Zhiqiang Zhang, Junhong Yang, Xiangsen Ye, Tingmei Chen
Fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase 1, a rate-limiting enzyme in gluconeogenesis, was recently shown to be a tumor suppressor. However, the functions of fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase 1 in the regulation of mitophagy and apoptosis remain unknown. Here, we investigated the effects of fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase 1 on mitophagy and apoptosis as well as their underlying mechanisms in breast cancer cells. In this work, the messenger RNA and protein expression of various molecules were determined by quantitative realtime polymerase chain reaction and western blot, respectively...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651465/new-6-17-epoxylathyrane-diterpene-aellinane-from-euphorbia-aellenii-induces-apoptosis-via-mitochondrial-pathway-in-ovarian-cancer-cell-line
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Fariba Nabatchian, Afshin Moradi, Mahmoud Aghaei, Mustafa Ghanadian, Seyyed Mehdi Jafari, Samineh Tabesh
Euphorbia species have been used in traditional medicine in many countries for the treatment of cancer. This paper aims to evaluate the capability of a new lathyrane diterpene isolated from Euphorbia aellenii to induce apoptosis in the Caov-4 cell line to determine the underlying mechanism of its anticancer effects. A new 6(17)-epoxylathyrane diterpenes: aellinane from Euphorbia aellenii was evaluated for viability of Caov-4 cells by MTT method. Apoptosis induction by lathyrane diterpene was confirmed by annexin V-FITC/PI staining, and caspase-6 activation...
June 27, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627694/investigation-of-the-neuroprotective-effects-of-a-novel-synthetic-compound-via-the-mitochondrial-pathway
#9
Di Wang, Shuang Hu, Junrong Zhang, Qiuyue Li, Xinyu Liu, Yu Li
The present study aimed to investigate the neuroprotective effect of a novel synthetic compound (5zou) on differentiated PC12 cells against 6‑hydroxydopamine (6‑OHDA) and L‑glutamic acid (L‑Glu) neurotoxin‑induced cell injury and the potential mechanisms involved. 5zou is a 2, 2‑disubstituted 1,2‑dihydropyridine. PC12 cells were treated with 6‑OHDA and L‑Glu to establish neurotoxic cell models. MTT assay, DCFH‑DA staining, Fluo‑4‑AM staining, JC‑1 staining and western blotting were used to determine the changes in cell viability, intracellular reactive oxygen species concentration, Ca2+ influx, mitochondrial membrane potential and the protein expressions of B‑cell lymphoma‑2 (Bcl‑2) and B‑cell lymphoma‑extra large (Bcl‑xL)...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610850/dietary-myo-inositol-deficiency-decreased-the-growth-performances-and-impaired-intestinal-physical-barrier-function-partly-relating-to-nrf2-jnk-e2f4-and-mlck-signaling-in-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#10
Shuang-An Li, Wei-Dan Jiang, Lin Feng, Yang Liu, Pei Wu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xu Tang, He-Qun Shi, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
In this study, we investigated the effects of dietary myo-inositol on the growth and intestinal physical barrier functions of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). A total of 540 young grass carp (221.83 ± 0.84 g) were fed six diets containing graded levels of myo-inositol (27.0, 137.9, 286.8, 438.6, 587.7 and 737.3 mg/kg) for 10 weeks. After the growth trial, fish were challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila for 14 days. The results indicated that compared with optimal myo-inositol levels, myo-inositol deficiency (27...
August 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608226/blocking-rhoa-rock-inhibits-the-pathogenesis-of-pemphigus-vulgaris-by-suppressing-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-through-tak1-nod2-mediated-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#11
Junqin Liang, Xuewen Zeng, Yilinuer Halifu, Wenjing Chen, Fengxia Hu, Peng Wang, Huan Zhang, Xiaojing Kang
Oxidative stress and apoptosis play critical roles in pemphigus vulgaris (PV). The main aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of RhoA/ROCK signaling on UVB-induced oxidative damage, and to delineate the molecular mechanisms involved in the UVB-mediated inflammatory and apoptotic response. In HaCaT cells, we observed that blockage of RhoA/ROCK signaling with the inhibitor CT04 or Y27632 greatly inhibited the UVB-mediated increase in intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS). Additionally, inhibition of RhoA/ROCK signaling reduced UVB-induced apoptosis, as exemplified by a reduction in DNA fragmentation, and also elevated anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 protein, concomitant with reduced levels of pro-apoptotic protein Bax, caspase-3 cleavage and decreased PARP-1 protein...
June 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602868/protective-effects-of-oviductus-ranae-containing-serum-on-oxidative-stress-induced-apoptosis-in-rat-ovarian-granulosa-cells
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Xiao-Mei Ling, Xu-Hui Zhang, Yan Tan, Jing-Jing Yang, Bo Ji, Xin-Rong Wu, Yan-Kui Yi, Lei Liang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Oviductus Ranae (OR) is a traditional Chinese medicine derived from Rana temporaria chensinensis David, and is known to have a wide variety of pharmacological effects. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the function and mechanism of OR-containing serum in protecting rat ovarian granulosa cells from hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced oxidative damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: H2O2-treated granulosa cells were pretreated with OR-containing serum, and viability and proliferation assays were carried out using Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8)...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589371/activator-protein-1-ap-1-a-bridge-between-life-and-death-in-lung-epithelial-a549-cells-under-hypoxia
#13
Seema Yadav, Namita Kalra, Lilly Ganju, Mrinalini Singh
Activator protein-1 (AP-1) transcription factor plays a central role in hypoxia to modulate the expression of genes that decides the fate of the cell. The aim of the present study was to explore the role of AP-1 subunits in lung epithelial (A549) cells under hypoxia. Cell cycle studies by flow cytometry indicated that cell viability was unaffected by the initial hypoxia exposure (0.5% O2 at 37 °C) for 6 and 12 h. However, both transient cell cycle arrest and cell death was detected at 24 and 48 h. Flow cytometry and spectrofluorometry data confirmed the increase in ROS levels...
June 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537893/alpha-mangostin-induces-apoptosis-through-activation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-ask1-p38-signaling-pathway-in-cervical-cancer-cells
#14
Chien-Hsing Lee, Tsung-Ho Ying, Hui-Ling Chiou, Shu-Ching Hsieh, Shiua-Hua Wen, Ruey-Hwang Chou, Yi-Hsien Hsieh
Alpha-mangostin, a natural xanthonoid, has been reported to possess the anti-cancer property in various types of human cancer. However, its effects and mechanism of α-mangostin in cervical cancer remain unclear. We found that α-mangostin effectively inhibited cell viability, resulted in loss of mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), release of cytochrome C, increase of Bax, decrease of Bcl-2, and activation of caspase-9/caspase-3 cascade in cervical cancer cells. Alpha-mangostin elevated the contents of reactive oxygen species (ROS) to activate p38...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481246/hepatoprotective-effect-of-carboxymethyl-pachyman-in-fluorouracil-treated-ct26-bearing-mice
#15
Canhong Wang, Xiaowei Huo, Li Gao, Guibo Sun, Cao Li
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is the chemotherapeutic agent of first choice for the treatment ofcolorectal cancer, however, treatment-related liver toxicity remains a major concern. Thereby, it is desirable to search for novel therapeutic approaches that can effectively enhance curative effects and reduce the toxic side effects of 5-FU. Carboxymethyl Pachyman (CMP) exhibits strong antitumor properties, but the antitumor and hepatoprotective effects of CMP and the molecular mechanisms behind these activities, are however poorly explored...
May 6, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475120/protective-effect-of-fragaria-ananassa-crude-extract-on-cadmium-induced-lipid-peroxidation-antioxidant-enzymes-suppression-and-apoptosis-in-rat-testes
#16
Mohammed I Y Elmallah, Manal F Elkhadragy, Ebtesam M Al-Olayan, Ahmed E Abdel Moneim
Cadmium is a deleterious environmental pollutant that threats both animals and human health. Oxidative stress and elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) have recently been reported to be the main cause of cellular damage as a result of cadmium exposure. We investigate, here, the protective effect of strawberry crude extracts on cadmium-induced oxidative damage of testes in rats. Four groups (n = 8) of 32 adult male Wistar rats weighing 160-180 g were used. The control group received 0.9% saline solution all over the experimental period (5 days)...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472754/ruthenium-ii-polypyridyl-complexes-synthesis-characterization-and-anticancer-activity-studies-on-bel-7402-cells
#17
Dan Wan, Shang-Hai Lai, Chuan-Chuan Zeng, Cheng Zhang, Bing Tang, Yun-Jun Liu
Two new ligand PTTP (2-phenoxy-1,4,8,9-tetraazatriphenylene) and FTTP (2-(3-fluoronaphthalen-2-yloxy)-1,4,8,9-tetraazatriphenylene) and their six ruthenium(II) polypyridyl complexes [Ru(N-N)2(PTTP)](ClO4)2 and [Ru(N-N)2(FTTP)](ClO4)2 (N-N=dmb: 4,4'-dimethyl-2,2'-bipiridine; dmp: 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline; ttbpy: 4,4'-ditertiarybutyl-2,2'-bipyridine) were synthesized and characterized. The cytotoxic activity of the complexes against cancer cells HeLa, BEL-7402, A549, HepG-2, HOS and normal cell LO2 was evaluated by MTT method...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444183/calcium-dysregulation-and-cdk5-atm-pathway-involved-in-a-mouse-model-of-fragile-x-associated-tremor-ataxia-syndrome
#18
Gaëlle Robin, José R López, Glenda M Espinal, Susan Hulsizer, Paul J Hagerman, Isaac N Pessah
Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) is a neurological disorder that affects premutation carriers with 55-200 CGG-expansion repeats (preCGG) in FMR1, presenting with early alterations in neuronal network formation and function that precede neurodegeneration. Whether intranuclear inclusions containing DNA damage response (DDR) proteins, are causally linked to abnormal synaptic function, neuronal growth and survival are unknown. In a mouse that harbors a premutation CGG expansion (preCGG), cortical and hippocampal FMRP expression is moderately reduced from birth through adulthood, with greater FMRP reductions in the soma than in the neurite, despite several-fold elevation of Fmr1 mRNA levels...
April 21, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440462/imperatorin-efficiently-blocks-tnf-%C3%AE-mediated-activation-of-ros-pi3k-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#19
Ke Si Wang, Ying Lv, Zhe Wang, Juan Ma, Chunliu Mi, Xuezheng Li, Guang Hua Xu, Lian Xun Piao, Sheng Zhe Zheng, Xuejun Jin
Inflammation contributes to development and progression in a variety of cancers, including cervical cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. In this study, we examined the anti-inflammatory effects of imperatorin, a psoralen-type furanocoumarin from the fruits of Angelica dahurica, in tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-stimulated HeLa cells by investigating its impact on the production and expression of cytokines and the major signal-transduction pathways. We found this compound significantly inhibited the TNF-α-induced expression of NF-κB target genes, such as COX-2, cyclin  D1, MMP-9, VEGF, IL-6 and Bcl-xL in a concentration-dependent manner...
April 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428059/the-decreased-growth-performance-and-impaired-immune-function-and-structural-integrity-by-dietary-iron-deficiency-or-excess-are-associated-with-tor-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p38mapk-nrf2-and-mlck-signaling-in-head-kidney-spleen-and-skin-of-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#20
Yan-Lin Guo, Wei-Dan Jiang, Pei Wu, Yang Liu, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Lin Feng
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary iron on the growth, and immune function and structural integrity in head kidney, spleen and skin as well as the underlying signaling of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). Total 630 grass carp (242.32 ± 0.58 g) were fed diets containing graded levels of iron at 12.15 (basal diet), 35.38, 63.47, 86.43, 111.09, 136.37 mg/kg (diets 2-6 were added with ferrous fumarate) and 73.50 mg/kg (diet 7 was added with ferrous sulfate) diet for 60 days...
April 18, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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