Read by QxMD icon Read


Jie Hao, Shuangyue Li, Xiaoxia Shi, Zhiqiang Qian, Yijie Sun, Dunjia Wang, Xueying Zhou, Hongxin Qu, Shuhai Hu, Enjun Zuo, Cong Zhang, Liyan Hou, Qingshan Wang, Fengyuan Piao
Chronic exposure to n-hexane, a widely used organic solvent in industry, induces central-peripheral neuropathy, which is mediated by its active metabolite, 2,5-hexanedione (HD). We recently reported that transplantation of bone marrow-mesenchymal stem cells (BMSC) significantly ameliorated HD-induced neuronal damage and motor deficits in rats. However, the mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we reported that inhibition of HD-induced autophagy contributed to BMSC-afforded protection. BMSC transplantation significantly reduced the levels of microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3-II (LC3-II) and the degradation of sequestosome-1 (p62) in the spinal cord and sciatic nerve of HD-intoxicated rats...
March 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
Pengzhou Hang, Jing Zhao, Zhenli Su, Hanqi Sun, Tingting Chen, Lihui Zhao, Zhimin Du
Backgroud/Aims: Growing evidence suggests that both cardiomyocyte apoptosis and excessive autophagy exacerbates cardiac dysfunction during myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (IR). As a precursor of acetylcholine, choline has been found to protect the heart by repressing ischemic cardiomyocyte apoptosis. However, the relationship between choline and cardiomyocyte autophagy is unclear. The present study aimed to investigate whether autophagy was involved in the cardioprotection of choline during IR. METHODS: Rats were subjected to 30 min reversible ischemia by ligation of left anterior descending coronary artery followed by reperfusion for 2 h...
March 7, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Zhaomeng Wu, Qingyi Zhu, Yingying Yin, Dan Kang, Runyi Cao, Qian Tian, Yu Zhang, Shan Lu, Ping Liu
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a combined therapeutic result in cancer treatment by integrating holistic and local therapeutical effects, by which TCM can enhance the curative effect and reduce the side effect. In this study, we analyzed the effect of CFF-1 (alcohol extract from an anticancer compound Chinese medicine) on prostate cancer (PCa) cell lines and studied in detail the mechanism of cell death induced by CFF-1 in vitro and in vivo. From our data, we found for the first time that CFF-1 obviously arrested cell cycle in G1 phase, decreased cell viability and then increased nuclear rupture in a dose-dependent manner and finally resulted in apoptosis in prostate cancer cells...
March 13, 2018: Cancer Medicine
Jianjie Zheng, Jing Li, Bo Kou, Qiuyue Yi, Tao Shi
The aim of the present study was to determine the cardioprotective mechanisms by which micro (mi)RNA-30e protects the heart from myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury (MI/R) and to explore the signaling pathways that may confer protection for the heart and be potential therapeutic targets. It was demonstrated that miRNA‑30e expression was decreased in patients with MI/R. In H9C2 cells, silencing (si)miRNA‑30e significantly inhibited cellular apoptosis, the expression of apoptosis regulator BAX (Bax) and caspase‑3 activity...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Ying Liu, HongNa Yang, GuoYong Jia, Lan Li, Hui Chen, JianZhong Bi, CuiLan Wang
BACKGROUND: It is well accepted that both rosuvastatin and resveratrol exert neuroprotective effects on cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury through some common pathways. Resveratrol has also been demonstrated to protect against cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury through enhancing autophagy. Thus, we hypothesized that combined rosuvastatin and resveratrol pretreatment had synergistic effects on cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male Sprague Dawley rats receiving middle cerebral artery occlusion surgery as animal model of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury were randomly assigned to 4 groups: control, resveratrol alone pretreatment, rosuvastatin alone pretreatment, and combined rosuvastatin and resveratrol pretreatment...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Chong Huang, Xiao-Hua Yu, Xi-Long Zheng, Xiang Ou, Chao-Ke Tang
Macrophage autophagy contributes to the hydrolysis of cholesteryl ester into free cholesterol mainly for ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1)-dependent efflux. Interferon-stimulated gene 15 (ISG15) has been shown to regulate autophagy in multiple types of cells. The present study aimed to examine the effects of ISG15 on autophagy and cholesterol efflux in THP-1 macrophage-derived foam cells and to explore the underlying molecular mechanisms. Our results showed that overexpression of ISG15 promoted autophagy and cholesterol efflux and inhibited lipid accumulation without impact on ABCA1 expression...
March 5, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
Shumin Ding, Xuefeng Hou, Gang Wang, Huihui Qiu, Ying Liu, Yuanli Zhou, Mei Du, Xiaobin Tan, Jie Song, Yingjie Wei, Luan Shu, Zhiyong Li, Liang Feng, Xiaobin Jia
Excessive autophagy plays a crucial role in cigarette smoking extract (CSE)-induced inflammation response and oxidative damage of respiratory epithelial cells. The components from Eclipta prostrata L. (CCE) have been shown to be beneficial for CSE-induced epithelial cells injury. However, whether its protection on CSE-stress injury is related to its regulation on autophagy remains still unclear. In this study, CCE, containing mainly wedelolactone of 45.88% and demethylwedelolactone of 23.74%, could improve significantly 10%CSE-induced cell viability of normal human bronchial epithelial (NHBE) cells using CCK-8 kit...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Jianhua Chen, Lemeng Zhang, Hui Zhou, Wei Wang, Yongzhong Luo, Hua Yang, Huihuang Yi
Recent studies have indicated that autophagy contributes to tumorigenesis and participates in acquired chemotherapeutic resistance. The present study aimed to determine the function and underlying mechanism of cisplatin‑induced autophagy in A549 human lung cancer cells. Autophagy was measured by LC3B‑I/II conversion, LC3B puncta and autophagosomes formation. Apoptotic cell death was measured by caspase‑3 activity, caspase‑3 cleavage and LDH release. The transcriptional and expressional level of autophagy related proteins were measured by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis...
March 6, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Xing-Xing He, Chen-Kai Huang, Bu-Shan Xie
The exact molecular mechanism of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in human gastric cancer cells remains to be elucidated. Cultured BGC‑823 human gastric carcinoma and AGS cell lines were treated with 5‑FU. Autophagosome formation was investigated through multiple approaches, including the quantification of green fluorescent protein‑microtubule‑associated protein 1A/1B‑light chain 3 (LC3) puncta, LC3 conversion and electron microscopy observations. Additionally, autophagy was inhibited using 3‑methyladenine (3‑MA) and beclin‑1 ablation, to determine its role in 5‑FU‑mediated cell death...
March 1, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Hui-Ping Chang, Chi-Cheng Lu, Jo-Hua Chiang, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Yu-Ning Juan, Je-Wei Tsao, Hong-Yi Chiu, Jai-Sing Yang
Pterostilbene is a natural polyphenolic compound that is primarily found in fruits, such as blueberries and has a similar structure to resveratrol. Pterostilbene exhibits antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antitumor activity but the effects of pterostilbene on drug-resistant oral cancer cells and its underlying mechanisms of action have not yet been explored. Therefore, the present study was performed to clarify the anticancer effects of pterostilbene on cisplatin-resistant human oral cancer CAR cells. The results demonstrated that CAR cells exhibited marked shrinkage, cell membrane breakage and autophagic vacuole formation following treatment with pterostilbene...
March 2, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
Beiyun Wang, Jing Huang, Jingbo Li, Yuan Zhong
The molecular development of diabetic encephalopathy remains ill-defined. Recently, we reported that elimination of inflammatory macrophages alleviated the progress and severity of diabetic encephalopathy. Here, we studied the underlying mechanism. Inflammatory macrophages were isolated from the brain of the mice that received i.p. injection of streptozotocin (STZ) to develop diabetes 6 weeks before, and showed enhanced autophagy activity, seemingly through augmentation of Beclin-1 levels. However, the increases in Beclin-1 levels did not result from enhanced gene transcription, but appeared to result from suppression of a Beclin-1-inhibitory microRNA, miR-384-5p...
2018: American Journal of Translational Research
L Miao, Y Dong, F-B Zhou, Y-L Chang, Z-G Suo, H-Q Ding
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact and protective effect of tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) on the autophagy of nerve cells in rats with acute spinal cord injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-two 6-8-week-old male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were selected and were randomly divided into a sham operation group, a saline control group and a TUDCA treatment group (high and low dose groups). The experimental animals were sacrificed at 24 hours, 5 days and 10 days after spinal cord injury...
February 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Haowen Dou, Shasha Yang, Yulai Hu, Dongyuan Xu, Lan Liu, Xiangdan Li
AIMS: Sesamin, a major lignan of sesame oil, has demonstrated anticancer properties. However, its anticancer effects on cervical cancer have not been studied. Here, we investigated the effects of sesamin on cervical cancer (HeLa) cell line and explored the underlying mechanisms. MAIN METHODS: HeLa cells were cultured with sesamin. CCK-8 and scratch wound test were applied to detect the proliferation and migration ability, while flow cytometry and TUNEL staining were applied to detect apoptosis...
March 2, 2018: Life Sciences
Bing-Xin Chu, Rui-Feng Fan, Shu-Qian Lin, Du-Bao Yang, Zhen-Yong Wang, Lin Wang
Autophagy and apoptosis are two different biological processes that determine cell fates. We previously reported that autophagy inhibition and apoptosis induction are involved in lead(II)-induced cytotoxicity in primary rat proximal tubular (rPT) cells, but the interplay between them remains to be elucidated. Firstly, data showed that lead(II)-induced elevation of LC3-II protein levels can be significantly modulated by 3-methyladenine or rapamycin; moreover, protein levels of Autophagy-related protein 5 (Atg5) and Beclin-1 were markedly up-regulated by lead(II) treatment, demonstrating that lead(II) could promote the autophagosomes formation in rPT cells...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
Rituraj Niranjan, Kaushal Prasad Mishra, Ashwani Kumar Thakur
Cyclooxygenase-2 or COX-2 has been known to be crucial for Parkinson's disease (PD) pathogenesis; however, its exact role is still not known. We first time report that inhibition of COX-2 promotes 1-methyl-4-phenyl 1,2,3,6 tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced neuronal cell death via induction of autophagic mechanisms. We found that treatment with MPTP induced cell death of neuroblastoma cells SH-SY5Y in a dose dependent manner. Treatment of MPTP has also upregulated the expressions of autophagic proteins such as LC3, beclin, ATG-5, and p62...
March 1, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
Ying Xie, Daofang Jiang, Jing Xiao, Chensheng Fu, Zhenxing Zhang, Zhibin Ye, Xiaoli Zhang
Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) has a strong renoprotective effect during renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury that is thought to relate to autophagy. However, the role of autophagy during IPC-afforded renoprotection and the precise mechanisms involved are unknown. In this study, an in vitro hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) model was established in which oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD) was applied to renal cells for 15 h followed by reoxygenation under normal conditions for 30 min, 2 h or 6 h; transient OGD and subsequent reoxygenation were implemented before prolonged H/R injury to achieve hypoxic preconditioning (HPC)...
March 1, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Fen Zhao, Yonghui Yu, Wei Liu, Jian Zhang, Xinqi Liu, Huinan Yin, Liuling Ying
This article describes results of the effect of dietary supplementation with small molecular weight soybean protein-derived peptides on major rat burn injury-induced muscle atrophy. As protein nutrients have been previously implicated to play an important role in improving burn injury outcomes, optimized more readily absorbed small molecular weight soybean protein-derived peptides were evaluated. Thus, the quantity, SDS-PAGE patterns, molecular weight distribution, and composition of amino acids of the prepared peptides were analyzed, and a major full-thickness 30% total body surface area (TBSA) burn-injury rat model was utilized to assess the impact of supplementation with soybean protein-derived peptides on initial systemic inflammatory responses as measured by interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 2 (CCL2, also known as MCP-1), chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 7 (CCL7, also known as MCP-3) and generation of muscle atrophy as measured by tibialis anterior muscle (TAM) weight relative to total body weight...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Ajda Coker Gurkan, Elif Damla Arisan, Pinar Obakan Yerlikaya, Halime Ilhan, Narcin Palavan Unsal
PURPOSE: One of the recently developed polyamine (PA) analogues, N1 ,N11 -diethylnorspermine (DENSpm), has been found to act as an apoptotic inducer in melanoma, breast, prostate and colon cancer cells. Also, its potential to induce autophagy has been established. Unfolded protein responses and starvation of amino acids are known to trigger autophagy. As yet, however, the molecular mechanism underlying PA deficiency-induced autophagy is not fully clarified. Here, we aimed to determine the apoptotic effect of DENSpm after autophagy inhibition by 3-methyladenine (3-MA) or siRNA-mediated Beclin-1 silencing in colon cancer cells...
February 28, 2018: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
Yibo Piao, Do Hyeong Gwon, Dong-Wook Kang, Tae Woong Hwang, Nara Shin, Hyeok Hee Kwon, Hyo Jung Shin, Yuhua Yin, Jwa-Jin Kim, Jinpyo Hong, Hyun-Woo Kim, Yonghyun Kim, Sang Ryong Kim, Sang-Ha Oh, Dong Woon Kim
Neuropathic pain is a complex, chronic pain state characterized by hyperalgesia, allodynia, and spontaneous pain. Accumulating evidence has indicated that the microglial Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and autophagy are implicated in neurodegenerative diseases, but their relationship and role in neuropathic pain remain unclear. In this study, we examined TLR4 and its association with autophagic activity using a chronic constriction injury (CCI)-induced neuropathic pain model in wild-type (WT) and TLR4-knockout (KO) mice...
February 27, 2018: Molecular Brain
Yeong-Min Yoo, Yung Chul Park
Streptozotocin (STZ), a glucose analog, induces diabetes in experimental animals by inducing preferential cytotoxicity in pancreatic beta cells. We investigated whether STZ reduced the production of intracellular insulin through autophagy in insulinoma INS-1E cells. Typically, 2 mM STZ treatment for 24 h significantly decreased cell survival. STZ treatment led to significant decrease in phospho-AMP-activated protein kinase (p-AMPK) level; reduction in levels of phospho-protein kinase R-like endoplasmic reticulum kinase (PERK) and inositol-requiring enzyme 1α (IRE1α); significant reduction in levels of p85α, p110, phospho-serine and threonine kinase/protein kinase B (p-Akt/PKB) (Ser473), phospho-extracellular-regulated kinase (p-ERK), and phospho-mammalian target of rapamycin (p-mTOR); increase in levels of Cu/Zn-superoxide dismutase (SOD), Mn-SOD, and catalase; decrease in B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) expression; increase in Bcl-2-associated X protein (Bax) expression; increase in levels of microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3) and Beclin 1; and reduction in production of intracellular insulin...
February 27, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"