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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212705/detection-of-dna-damage-by-space-radiation-in-human-fibroblasts-flown-on-the-international-space-station
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Tao Lu, Ye Zhang, Michael Wong, Alan Feiveson, Ramona Gaza, Nicholas Stoffle, Huichen Wang, Bobby Wilson, Larry Rohde, Louis Stodieck, Fathi Karouia, Honglu Wu
Although charged particles in space have been detected with radiation detectors on board spacecraft since the discovery of the Van Allen Belts, reports on the effects of direct exposure to space radiation in biological systems have been limited. Measurement of biological effects of space radiation is challenging due to the low dose and low dose rate nature of the radiation environment, and due to the difficulty in distinguishing the radiation effects from microgravity and other space environmental factors. In astronauts, only a few changes, such as increased chromosome aberrations in their lymphocytes and early onset of cataracts, are attributed primarily to their exposure to space radiation...
February 2017: Life Sciences in Space Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209968/activating-akt1-mutations-alter-dna-double-strand-break-repair-and-radiosensitivity
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S Oeck, K Al-Refae, H Riffkin, G Wiel, R Handrick, D Klein, G Iliakis, V Jendrossek
The survival kinase Akt has clinical relevance to radioresistance. However, its contributions to the DNA damage response, DNA double strand break (DSB) repair and apoptosis remain poorly defined and often contradictory. We used a genetic approach to explore the consequences of genetic alterations of Akt1 for the cellular radiation response. While two activation-associated mutants with prominent nuclear access, the phospho-mimicking Akt1-TDSD and the clinically relevant PH-domain mutation Akt1-E17K, accelerated DSB repair and improved survival of irradiated Tramp-C1 murine prostate cancer cells and Akt1-knockout murine embryonic fibroblasts in vitro, the classical constitutively active membrane-targeted myrAkt1 mutant had the opposite effects...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209050/-active-photoprotection-sunscreens-with-dna-repair-enzymes-a-review-of-the-literature
#3
Matteo Megna, Serena Lembo, Nicola Balato, Giuseppe Monfrecola
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation exerts different harmful effects on human health, being the main etiological agents of certain skin cancers and photoaging. In this context, photoprotection, intended as a set of measures adopted to limit and prevent the effects of UV radiation, plays a critical role in avoiding undesired sunlight outcomes. Traditional sunscreens represent a widely used photoprotective approach, even if they exert a "passive photoprotection" and are not effective once damage to skin cells has been generated after sun exposure...
February 16, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208838/the-effect-of-metformin-and-gant61-combinations-on-the-radiosensitivity-of-prostate-cancer-cells
#4
Annelies Gonnissen, Sofie Isebaert, Chad M McKee, Ruth J Muschel, Karin Haustermans
The anti-diabetes drug metformin has been shown to have anti-neoplastic effects in several tumor models through its effects on energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Recent studies show that metformin also targets Hedgehog (Hh) signaling, a developmental pathway re-activated in several tumor types, including prostate cancer (PCa). Furthermore, we and others have shown that Hh signaling is an important target for radiosensitization. Here, we evaluated the combination of metformin and the Hh inhibitor GANT61 (GLI-ANTagonist 61) with or without ionizing radiation in three PCa cell lines (PC3, DU145, 22Rv1)...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203671/heat-shock-antagonizes-uva-induced-responses-in-murine-melanocytes-and-melanoma-cells-an-unexpected-interaction
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Leonardo Vinícius Monteiro de Assis, Maria Nathália Moraes, Ana Maria de Lauro Castrucci
The skin is under the influence of oscillatory factors such as light and temperature. This organ possesses a local system that controls several aspects in a time-dependent manner; moreover, the skin has a well-known set of opsins whose function is still unknown. We demonstrate that heat shock reduces Opn2 expression in normal Melan-a melanocytes, while the opposite effect is found in malignant B16-F10 cells. In both cell lines, UVA radiation increases the expression of Opn4 and melanin content. Clock genes and Xpa, a DNA repair gene, of malignant melanocytes are more responsive to UVA radiation when compared to normal cells...
February 16, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184999/rosiglitazone-enhances-radiosensitivity-by-inhibiting-repair-of-dna-damage-in-cervical-cancer-cells
#6
Zhengzhe An, Jae-Ran Yu, Woo-Yoon Park
Radiation therapy (RT) is one of the main treatment modalities for cervical cancer. Rosiglitazone (ROSI) has been reported to have antiproliferative effects against various types of cancer cells and also to induce antioxidant enzymes that can scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS) and thereby modify radiosensitivity. Here, we explored the effect of ROSI on radiosensitivity and the underlying mechanisms in cervical cancer cells. Three cervical cancer cell lines (ME-180, HeLa, and SiHa) were used. The cells were pretreated with ROSI and then irradiated...
February 9, 2017: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178660/plk1-inhibition-enhances-temozolomide-efficacy-in-idh1-mutant-gliomas
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Robert F Koncar, Zhengtao Chu, Lindsey E Romick-Rosendale, Susanne I Wells, Timothy A Chan, Xiaoyang Qi, El Mustapha Bahassi
Despite multimodal therapy with radiation and the DNA alkylating agent temozolomide (TMZ), malignant gliomas remain incurable. Up to 90% of grades II-III gliomas contain a single mutant isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) allele. IDH1 mutant-mediated transformation is associated with TMZ resistance; however, there is no clinically available means of sensitizing IDH1 mutant tumors to TMZ. In this study we sought to identify a targetable mechanism of TMZ resistance in IDH1 mutant tumors to enhance TMZ efficacy...
February 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178379/antigenotoxic-effect-against-ultraviolet-radiation-induced-dna-damage-of-the-essential-oils-from-lippia-species
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Nathalia Quintero Ruiz, Yuri Cordoba Campo, Elena E Stashenko, Jorge Luis Fuentes
The antigenotoxicity against ultraviolet radiation (UV) -induced DNA damage of essential oils (EO) from Lippia species was studied using SOS Chromotest. Based on the minimum concentration that significantly inhibits genotoxicity, the genoprotective potential of EO from highest to lowest was L. alba, citral -rich chemotype (RC) > L. graveolens, thymol-RC ≈ L. origanoides, thymol-RC ≈ L. origanoides, carvacrol-RC > L. micromera, thymol-RC ≈ L. citriodora, citral-RC > L. alba, myrcenone-RC > L...
February 8, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178195/overexpression-of-skp2-inhibits-the-radiation-induced-bystander-effects-of-esophageal-carcinoma
#9
Xiao-Chun Wang, Tie-Jun Zhang, Zi-Jian Guo, Chang-Yan Xiao, Xiao-Wen Ding, Fang Fang, Wen-Tao Sheng, Xu Shu, Jue Li
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effects of S-phase kinase protein 2 (SKP2) expression on the radiation induced bystander effect (RIBE) in esophageal cancer (EC) cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Western blot was used to detect the levels of SKP2, Rad51, and Ku70 in EC cells. Positive transfection, RNAi, micronucleus (MN), and γ-H2AX focus formation assay were used to investigate the effects of SKP2 on RIBE induced by irradiated cells. RESULTS: We found a significant negative correlation between SKP2 expression and MN frequency (p < 0...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168010/rutin-as-a-mediator-of-lipid-metabolism-and-cellular-signaling-pathways-interactions-in-fibroblasts-altered-by-uva-and-uvb-radiation
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Agnieszka Gęgotek, Paula Rybałtowska-Kawałko, Elżbieta Skrzydlewska
Background. Rutin is a natural nutraceutical that is a promising compound for the prevention of UV-induced metabolic changes in skin cells. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of rutin on redox and endocannabinoid systems, as well as proinflammatory and proapoptotic processes, in UV-irradiated fibroblasts. Methods. Fibroblasts exposed to UVA and UVB radiation were treated with rutin. The activities and levels of oxidants/antioxidants and endocannabinoid system components, as well as lipid, DNA, and protein oxidation products, and the proinflammatory and pro/antiapoptotic proteins expression were measured...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165636/prevention-of-dna-damage-in-human-skin-by-topical-sunscreens
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Catherine M Olsen, Louise F Wilson, Adèle C Green, Neela Biswas, Juhi Loyalka, David C Whiteman
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: There is strong evidence that topical sunscreens, designed to protect against ultraviolet radiation (UVR) induced erythema, decrease the amount of UVR to which the skin is exposed, but their effectiveness in reducing UVR-induced DNA damage in vivo has not been well quantified. METHODS: We systematically reviewed the published literature (1990-2015) to determine whether sunscreens prevent DNA damage in human skin when applied prior to UVR exposure...
February 6, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157626/evaluation-of-18-f-atri-as-pet-tracer-for-in-vivo-imaging-of-atr-in-mouse-models-of-brain-cancer
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Giuseppe Carlucci, Brandon Carney, Ahmad Sadique, Axel Vansteene, Jun Tang, Thomas Reiner
RATIONALE: Ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related (ATR) threonine serine kinase is one of the key elements in orchestrating the DNA damage response (DDR). As such, inhibition of ATR can amplify the effects of chemo- and radiation-therapy, and several ATR inhibitors (ATRi) have already undergone clinical testing in cancer. For more accurate patient selection, monitoring and staging, real-time in vivo imaging of ATR could be invaluable; the development of appropriate imaging agents has remained a major challenge...
January 16, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151694/the-effects-of-hze-particles-%C3%AE-and-x-ray-radiation-on-the-survival-and-genetic-integrity-of-halobacterium-salinarum-nrc-1-halococcus-hamelinensis-and-halococcus-morrhuae
#13
Stefan Leuko, Petra Rettberg
Three halophilic archaea, Halobacterium salinarum NRC-1, Halococcus hamelinensis, and Halococcus morrhuae have been exposed to different regimes of simulated outer space ionizing radiation. Strains were exposed to high-energy heavy ion (HZE) particles, namely iron and argon ions, as well as to γ radiation ((60)Co) and X-rays, and the survival and the genetic integrity of the 16S rRNA gene were evaluated. Exposure to 1 kGy of argon or iron ions at the Heavy Ion Medical Accelerator in Chiba (HIMAC) facility at the National Institute for Radiological Sciences (NIRS) in Japan did not lead to a detectable loss in viability; only after exposure to 2 kGy of iron ions a decline in survival was observed...
February 2, 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145285/dedicated-high-dose-rate-192-ir-brachytherapy-radiation-fields-for-in-vitro-cell-exposures-at-variable-source-target-cell-distances-killing-of-mammalian-cells-depends-on-temporal-dose-rate-fluctuation
#14
Cornelia Veigel, Günther H Hartmann, Peter Fritz, Jürgen Debus, Klaus-Josef Weber
Afterloading brachytherapy is conducted by the stepwise movement of a radioactive source through surgically implanted applicator tubes where at predefined dwell positions calculated dwell times optimize spatial dose delivery with respect to a planned dose level. The temporal exposure pattern exhibits drastic fluctuations in dose rate at a given coordinate and within a single treatment session because of the discontinuous and repeated source movement into the target volume. This could potentially affect biological response...
February 1, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142292/the-role-of-peroxiredoxin-6-in-neutralization-of-x-ray-mediated-oxidative-stress-effects-on-gene-expression-preservation-of-radiosensitive-tissues-and-postradiation-survival-of-animals
#15
M G Sharapov, V I Novoselov, E E Fesenko, V I Bruskov, S V Gudkov
Peroxiredoxins are redox-sensing multifunctional enzymes, аmong them peroxiredoxin 6 (Prx6) can neutralize the most broadest range of hydroperoxides and playing an important role in maintaining the redox homeostasis of the cell. In the present study, radioprotective and signaling regulatory effects of Prx6 were demonstrated and characterized. Intravenously administered exogenous Prx6 protects the organism of mice from the destructive action of ionizing radiation in the lethal dose range of 5-10 Gy. Dose reduction factor of 1...
January 31, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140791/impact-of-neutron-exposure-on-global-gene-expression-in-a-human-peripheral-blood-model
#16
Constantinos G Broustas, Yanping Xu, Andrew D Harken, Mashkura Chowdhury, Guy Garty, Sally A Amundson
The detonation of an improvised nuclear device would produce prompt radiation consisting of both photons (gamma rays) and neutrons. While much effort in recent years has gone into the development of radiation biodosimetry methods suitable for mass triage, the possible effect of neutrons on the endpoints studied has remained largely uninvestigated. We have used a novel neutron irradiator with an energy spectrum based on that 1-1.5 km from the epicenter of the Hiroshima blast to begin examining the effect of neutrons on global gene expression, and the impact this may have on the development of gene expression signatures for radiation biodosimetry...
January 31, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137628/effect-of-ionizing-radiation-exposure-on-trypanosoma-cruzi-ubiquitin-proteasome-system
#17
Paula G Cerqueira, Danielle G Passos-Silva, João P Vieira-da-Rocha, Isabela Cecilia Mendes, Karla A de Oliveira, Camila F B Oliveira, Liza F F Vilela, Ronaldo A P Nagem, Joseane Cardoso, Sheila C Nardelli, Marco A Krieger, Glória R Franco, Andrea M Macedo, Sérgio D J Pena, Sérgio Schenkman, Dawidson A Gomes, Renata Guerra-Sá, Carlos R Machado
In recent years, proteasome involvement in the damage response induced by ionizing radiation (IR) became evident. However, whether proteasome plays a direct or indirect role in IR-induced damage response still unclear. Trypanosoma cruzi is a human parasite capable of remarkable high tolerance to IR, suggesting a highly efficient damage response system. Here, we investigate the role of T. cruzi proteasome in the damage response induced by IR. We exposed epimastigotes to high doses of gamma ray and we analyzed the expression and subcellular localization of several components of the ubiquitin-proteasome system...
January 27, 2017: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137309/induction-of-metastasis-cancer-stem-cell-phenotype-and-oncogenic-metabolism-in-cancer-cells-by-ionizing-radiation
#18
REVIEW
Su Yeon Lee, Eui Kyong Jeong, Min Kyung Ju, Hyun Min Jeon, Min Young Kim, Cho Hee Kim, Hye Gyeong Park, Song Iy Han, Ho Sung Kang
Radiation therapy is one of the major tools of cancer treatment, and is widely used for a variety of malignant tumours. Radiotherapy causes DNA damage directly by ionization or indirectly via the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), thereby destroying cancer cells. However, ionizing radiation (IR) paradoxically promotes metastasis and invasion of cancer cells by inducing the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Metastasis is a major obstacle to successful cancer therapy, and is closely linked to the rates of morbidity and mortality of many cancers...
January 30, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135125/effect-of-age-at-exposure-on-the-incidence-of-lung-and-mammary-cancer-after-thoracic-x-ray-irradiation-in-wistar-rats
#19
Yutaka Yamada, Ken-Ichi Iwata, Benjamin J Blyth, Kazutaka Doi, Takamitsu Morioka, Kazuhiro Daino, Mayumi Nishimura, Shizuko Kakinuma, Yoshiya Shimada
Epidemiology studies have shown that children are at greater overall risk of radiation-induced cancer, but the modifying effect of age at exposure in different tissues is heterogeneous. Early epidemiology findings of increased lung cancer risk with increasing age at the time of exposure have been dismissed, with suggestions that the trend is an artefact from a failure to adequately correct for the effects of tobacco smoking. Yet, differing models used in subsequent analyses have shown that the increased susceptibility with age, counter to the overall solid tumor trend, can either be confirmed or discounted depending on the model parameters used...
January 30, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134023/effects-of-ionizing-radiation-on-dna-methylation-from-experimental-biology-to-clinical-applications
#20
Isabelle R Miousse, Kristy R Kutanzi, Igor Koturbash
PURPOSE: Ionizing radiation (IR) is a ubiquitous environmental stressor with genotoxic and epigenotoxic capabilities. Terrestrial IR, predominantly a low-linear energy transfer (LET) radiation, is being widely utilized in medicine, as well as in multiple industrial applications. Additionally, an interest in understanding the effects of high-LET irradiation is emerging due to the potential of exposure during space missions and the growing utilization of LET radiation in medicine. CONCLUSIONS: In this review, we summarize the current knowledge of the effects of IR on DNA methylation, a key epigenetic mechanism regulating the expression of genetic information...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
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