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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031211/cyanidin-3-o-glucoside-inhibits-the-uvb-induced-ros-cox-2-pathway-in-hacat-cells
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Yong He, Yunfeng Hu, Xinwei Jiang, Tianfeng Chen, Yuetang Ma, Shi Wu, Jianxia Sun, Rui Jiao, Xiaoling Li, Liehua Deng, Weibin Bai
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight, especially UVB (290-320nm), is one of the most important environmental factors that destroys the integrity of the skin and causes epidermal cell apoptosis, potentially even leading to skin cancer. UVB irradiation can cause skin damage by stimulating inflammatory and apoptotic pathways. Anthocyanins are flavonoids that are common in many vegetable foods, and have also demonstrated chemopreventive effects. Cyanidin-3-O-glucoside, as a typical anthocyanin, exhibits anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031207/microrna-25-inhibits-high-glucose-induced-apoptosis-in-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-via-pten-akt-pathway
#2
Huicong Li, Xiaoguang Zhu, Junwei Zhang, Jun Shi
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) has become the major cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It has been demonstrated that apoptosis of renal tubular epithelial cells induced by hyperglycemia contributes to the pathogenesis of DN. Recent researches have corroborated the critical roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the apoptosis of various types of cells including renal tubular epithelial cells. However, the eff ; ;ect of miRNAs on the hyperglycemia-induced apoptosis of renal tubular epithelial cells remains unclear...
October 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031204/ginkgetin-inhibits-growth-of-breast-carcinoma-via-regulating-mapks-pathway
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Jun Cao, Chuang Tong, Yanyan Liu, Jianguo Wang, Xiaoyan Ni, Mao-Ming Xiong
The purpose of present study was to investigate anti-tumor activity of Ginkgetin (GK) and its mechanism of action in breast cancer. The effects of GK on growth of human breast cancer cell lines MDA-MB-231, BT-474 and MCF-7 were examined by MTT assay. Cells apoptosis in MCF-7 cells were analyzed by TUNEL staining and annexin-V and propidium iodide double staining. The effects of GK on expression of apoptotic associated proteins and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) were determined by western blotting...
October 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031200/oleanolic-acid-methyl-ester-a-novel-cytotoxic-mitocan-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-ros-mediated-cell-death-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-pc-3-cells
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Noha Abdelmageed, Samy A F Morad, Ashraf A Elghoneimy, Tatiana Syrovets, Thomas Simmet, Hesham El-Zorba, Hossney A El-Banna, Myles Cabot, Magdy I Abdel-Aziz
Oleanolic acid derivatives exhibit potent anticancer activities against numerous types of cancer. However, the antitumor activity of oleanolic acid methylester (OAME), an oleanolic acid derivative, against prostate cancer has not been studied. Hence, the present work was conducted to study the anticancer activities of OAME. Viability assay showed that treatment of cancer cells with OAME induced a significant cell death in concentration- and time-dependent manner. Of note, OAME displayed a selective cytotoxicity against cancer cells compared to normal epithelial cells...
October 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031198/tretinoin-loaded-lipid-core-nanocapsules-overcome-the-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cell-resistance-to-tretinoin-and-show-synergistic-effect-on-cytotoxicity-induced-by-doxorubicin-and-5-fluororacil
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Eduarda Schultze, Julieti Buss, Karine Coradini, Karine Rech Begnini, Silvia S Guterres, Tiago Collares, Ruy Carlos Ruver Beck, Adriana R Pohlmann, Fabiana Kömmling Seixas
Nanostructured drug delivery systems have been extensively studied, mainly for applications in cancer therapy. The advantages of these materials include protection against drug degradation and improvement in both the relative solubility of poorly water soluble drugs as in targeting of therapy, due to the enhanced permeability and retention effect on tumor sites. In this work, we evaluate the antitumor activity of tretinoin-loaded lipid core nanocapsules (TT-LNC) in a tretinoin-resistant breast cancer cell-line, MDA-MB- 231, as well as the synergistic effect of combination of this treatment with 5-FU or DOXO...
October 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031197/mitochondrial-dysfunction-is-responsible-for-fatty-acid-synthase-inhibition-induced-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer-cells-by-pdpamn
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Qiang Wang, Xia Du, Bingjie Zhou, Jing Li, Wenlong Lu, Qiuyun Chen, Jing Gao
Targeting cellular metabolism is becoming a hallmark to overcome drug resistance in breast cancer treatment. Activation of fatty acid synthase (FASN) has been shown to promote breast cancer cell growth. However, there is no concrete report underlying the mechanism associated with mitochondrial dysfunction in relation to fatty acid synthase inhibition-induced apoptosis in breast cancer cells. The current study is aimed at exploring the effect of the novel manganese (Mn) complex, labeled as PdpaMn, on lipid metabolism and mitochondrial function in breast cancer cells...
October 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031126/artesunate-induces-apoptosis-via-inhibition-of-stat3-in-thp-1-cells
#7
Mei Tan, Ying Rong, Qiong Su, Yan Chen
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to explore STAT3 expression in patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), assess the anti-proliferative effects of artesunate (ART) on THP-1 cells in vivo and in vitro, and investigate the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: In this study, we examined 30 patients with acute myeloid leukaemia diagnosed in our hospital from January 2015 to January 2016. The 20 control group patients had non-haematological diseases and were hospitalized for the same period...
October 5, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031078/structural-design-synthesis-and-pharmacological-evaluation-of-thiazoles-against-trypanosoma-cruzi
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Gevanio Bezerra de Oliveira Filho, Marcos Veríssimo de Oliveira Cardoso, José Wanderlan Pontes Espíndola, Dayane Albuquerque Oliveira E Silva, Rafaela Salgado Ferreira, Pollyanne Lacerda Coelho, Pâmela Silva Dos Anjos, Emanuelle de Souza Santos, Cássio Santana Meira, Diogo Rodrigo Magalhaes Moreira, Milena Botelho Pereira Soares, Ana Cristina Lima Leite
Chagas disease is one of the most significant health problems in the American continent. benznidazole (BDZ) and nifurtimox (NFX) are the only drugs approved for treatment and exhibit strong side effects and ineffectiveness in the chronic stage, besides different susceptibility among T. cruzi DTUs (Discrete Typing Units). Therefore, new drugs to treat this disease are necessary. Thiazole compounds have been described as potent trypanocidal agents. Here we report the structural planning, synthesis and anti-T...
September 22, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031050/paraquat-affects-mitochondrial-bioenergetics-dopamine-system-expression-and-locomotor-activity-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Xiao H Wang, Christopher L Souders, Yuan H Zhao, Christopher J Martyniuk
The dipyridyl herbicide paraquat induces oxidative stress in cells and is implicated in adult neurodegenerative diseases. However, less is known about paraquat toxicity in early stages of vertebrate development. To address this gap, zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos were exposed to 1, 10 and 100 μM paraquat for 96 h. Paraquat did not induce significant mortality nor deformity in embryos and larvae, but it did accelerate time to hatch. To evaluate whether mitochondrial respiration was related to earlier hatch times, oxygen consumption rate was measured in whole embryos...
October 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031039/the-anti-apoptotic-mechanism-of-metformin-against-apoptosis-induced-by-ionizing-radiation-in-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
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S Kolivand, E Motevaseli, M Cheki, A Mahmoudzadeh, A Shirazi, V Fait
BACKGROUND: In a previous article, we showed that metformin (MET) can reduce ionizing radiation (IR) induced apoptosis in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. However, the anti-apoptotic mechanism of MET against IR remains unclear. The present study attempts to investigate the mechanism of action of MET in limiting X-ray induced apoptosis in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Mononuclear cells were treated with MET for 2 hours and irradiated with 6 MV X-rays...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029323/lncrnal20992-regulates-apoptotic-proteins-to-promote-lead-induced-neuronal-apoptosis
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Aruo Nan, Yangyang Jia, Xin Li, Meiling Liu, Nan Zhang, Lijian Chen, Ti Yang, Yiqin Xu, Xin Dai, Ying Cheng, Zhenzhong Liu, Yihui Ling, Yiguo Jiang
Lead is a heavy metal pollutant that is widely present in the environment and can seriously harm human health, especially the nervous system. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important roles in many physiological and pathological processes; however, there remains a lack of in-depth studies on the molecular mechanisms associated with lead neurotoxicity. Here, our results showed that lead exposure inhibited cell proliferation and promoted cell apoptosis. We observed that lncRNAL20992 was significantly upregulated in a lead-induced neuronal-injury cell model according to quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction...
September 25, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029321/rapid-novel-facile-biosynthesized-silver-nanoparticles-from-bacterial-release-induce-biogenicity-and-concentration-dependent-in-vivo-cytotoxicity-with-embryonic-zebrafish-a-mechanistic-insight
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Suresh K Verma, Ealisha Jha, Pritam Kumar Panda, Anurag Mishra, Arun Thirumurugan, Biswadeep Das, S K S Parashar, Mrutyunjay Suar
In this study, rapid one step facile synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) was done using culture supernatant of two Gram positive (B.thuringiensis, S.aureus) and Gram negative (E.coli, S.typhimurium) bacterial strains and were termed as "BTAgNP", "SAAgNP", "ECAgNP" and "STAgNP" respectively. Synthesized AgNPs were well characterized with the help of different standard techniques like FESEM, DLS, UV-Vis spectroscopy and FTIR. Mechanism of AgNPs synthesis was elucidated using in silico approach. In vivo cytotoxicity of synthesized AgNPs was assessed in embryonic Zebrafish model with the help of uptake, oxidative stress and apoptosis induction experimental assays and the mechanism was investigated through in silico approach at the molecular level...
September 28, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029277/mir-122-release-in-exosomes-precedes-overt-tolvaptan-induced-necrosis-in-a-primary-human-hepatocyte-micropatterned-coculture-model
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Merrie Mosedale, J Scott Eaddy, O Joseph Trask, Natalie S Holman, Kristina K Wolf, Edward LeCluyse, Brenton R Ware, Salman R Khetani, Jingtao Lu, William J Brock, Sharin E Roth, Paul B Watkins
Idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (IDILI) is thought to often result from an adaptive immune attack on the liver. However, it has been proposed that the cascade of events culminating in an adaptive immune response begins with drug-induced hepatocyte stress, release of exosomal danger signals, and innate immune activation, all of which may occur in the absence of significant hepatocelluar death. A micropatterned coculture model (HepatoPac®) was used to explore the possibility that changes in exosome content precede overt necrosis in response to the IDILI drug tolvaptan...
September 28, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028819/the-anti-myeloma-activity-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-predominantly-relies-on-the-induction-of-growth-arrest-and-is-apoptosis-independent
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Charlotte Lagler, Mohamed El-Mesery, Alexander Christian Kübler, Urs Dietmar Achim Müller-Richter, Thorsten Stühmer, Joachim Nickel, Thomas Dieter Müller, Harald Wajant, Axel Seher
Multiple myeloma (MM), a malignancy of the bone marrow, is characterized by a pathological increase in antibody-producing plasma cells and an increase in immunoglobulins (plasmacytosis). In recent years, bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) have been reported to be activators of apoptotic cell death in neoplastic B cells in MM. Here, we use bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) to show that the "apoptotic" effect of BMPs on human neoplastic B cells is dominated by anti-proliferative activities and cell cycle arrest and is apoptosis-independent...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028795/alx4-relays-sequential-fgf-signaling-to-induce-lacrimal-gland-morphogenesis
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Ankur Garg, Mukesh Bansal, Noriko Gotoh, Gen-Sheng Feng, Jian Zhong, Fen Wang, Ariana Kariminejad, Steven Brooks, Xin Zhang
The sequential use of signaling pathways is essential for the guidance of pluripotent progenitors into diverse cell fates. Here, we show that Shp2 exclusively mediates FGF but not PDGF signaling in the neural crest to control lacrimal gland development. In addition to preventing p53-independent apoptosis and promoting the migration of Sox10-expressing neural crests, Shp2 is also required for expression of the homeodomain transcription factor Alx4, which directly controls Fgf10 expression in the periocular mesenchyme that is necessary for lacrimal gland induction...
October 13, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028548/enhanced-antitumor-efficacy-of-arginine-modified-amphiphilic-nanoparticles-co-delivering-doxorubicin-and-isur-pdna-via-the-multiple-synergistic-effect
#16
Yudong Song, Cui Tang, Chunhua Yin
Arginine and α-tocopherol succinate (α-TOS) double grafted N-trimethyl chitosan chloride (TMC) nanoparticles (TAS NPs) were designed and developed for effective co-delivery of doxorubicin (DOX) and Survivin shRNA-expressing pDNA (iSur-pDNA). With DOX loading into the hydrophobic core and iSur-pDNA combining to the hydrophilic shell, TAS/DOX/pDNA NPs demonstrated favorable structural stability and sustained release properties in vitro. With the special non-clathrin-dependent endocytosis, TAS/DOX/pDNA NPs presented higher cellular uptake and mainly distributed in ER and Golgi rather than lysosomes following internalization...
October 4, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028532/new-dimeric-cgmp-analogues-reduce-proliferation-in-three-colon-cancer-cell-lines
#17
Dorit Hoffmann, Andreas Rentsch, Eleonora Vighi, Evelina Bertolotti, Antonella Comitato, Frank Schwede, Hans-Gottfried Genieser, Valeria Marigo
Activation of the cGMP-dependent protein kinase G (PKG) can inhibit growth and/or induce apoptosis in colon cancer. In this study we evaluated the effects on cell viability, cell death and proliferation of novel dimeric cGMP analogues, compared to a monomeric compound. Three colon cancer cell lines, which only express isoform 2 of PKG, were treated with these novel cGMP analogues and responded with increased PKG activity. cGMP analogues reduced cell viability in the three cell lines and this was due to a cytostatic rather than cytotoxic effect...
September 27, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028531/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-novel-non-racemic-indole-containing-allocolchicinoids
#18
Ekaterina S Shchegravina, Alexander A Maleev, Stanislav K Ignatov, Iuliia A Gracheva, Andreas Stein, Hans-Günther Schmalz, Andrey E Gavryushin, Anastasiya A Zubareva, Elena V Svirshchevskaya, Alexey Yu Fedorov
Two novel indole-containing allocolchicinoids were prepared from naturally occurring colchicine exploiting the Curtius rearrangement and tandem Sonogashira coupling/Pd-catalyzed cyclization as the key transformations. Their cytotoxic properties, apoptosis-inducing activity, tubulin assembly inhibition and short-time cytotoxic effects were investigated. Compound 7 demonstrated the most pronounced anti-cancer activity: IC50 < 1 nM, cell cycle arrest in the G2/M phase, 25% apoptosis induction, as well as lower destructive short-time effects on HT-29 cell line in comparison with colchicine...
September 27, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028530/a-pentanoic-acid-derivative-targeting-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-mmp-2-induces-apoptosis-in-a-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-cell-line
#19
Avinaba Mukherjee, Nilanjan Adhikari, Tarun Jha
Depending on our previous observations, some compounds of pentanoic acid were designed and synthesized. Characterization of the synthesized compounds was done by mass, NMR and IR spectroscopy as well as elemental analysis. Among the synthesized molecules, (2S)-5-oxo-2-[(nitrobenzene-4-yl sulfonyl) amino]-5-(pentylamino) pentanoic acid (Cpd 11) was found as a lead and potent inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2). Molecular modeling and enzyme inhibition studies were done to confirm the interaction or inhibitory potential of this compound...
September 27, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028487/ziram-a-dithiocarbamate-fungicide-exhibits-pseudo-cytoprotective-actions-against-oxidative-stress-in-rat-thymocytes-possible-environmental-risks
#20
Yumiko Kanemoto-Kataoka, Keisuke Oyama, Tomohiro M Oyama, Hitoshi Ishibashi, Yasuo Oyama
Ziram, a dithiocarbamate fungicide, protects various vegetables and fruits against infections by fungus. Recently, there have been increasing anxieties about the risks in the use of dithiocarbamate fungicides. Our previous studies showed that Zn(2+) was a determinant of Ziram cytotoxicity. In addition, Zn(2+) is linked to H2O2 cytotoxicity. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to test the hypothesis that Ziram could augment the cytotoxicity of H2O2 by examining the changes induced by Ziram in some cellular parameters in rat thymic lymphocytes subjected to H2O2-induced oxidative stress using flow-cytometric methods with fluorescent dyes...
October 10, 2017: Environmental Research
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