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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731173/anacardic-acid-induces-cell-apoptosis-of-prostatic-cancer-through-autophagy-by-er-stress-dapk3-akt-signaling-pathway
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Jing Tan, Xianzhen Jiang, Guangming Yin, Leye He, Jianye Liu, Zhi Long, Zhiqiang Jiang, Kun Yao
Anacardic acid, which is commonly seen in plants of Anacardiaceae, is an important composition of cashew, ginkgo leaf and fruit, and it has been suggested in previous research to show antitumor activity. The main aim of the present study was to evaluate the anticancer effects of anacardic acid on cell apoptosis of prostatic cancer and molecular mechanisms of this phenomenon. In this study we found that anacardic acid inhibited cell proliferation, induced apoptosis and caspase-3/9 activities and Bax protein expression of prostatic cancer...
July 20, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731147/beclin-1-overexpression-inhibits-chondrocyte-apoptosis-and-downregulates-extracellular-matrix-metabolism-in-osteoarthritis
#2
Bin Song, Hong Song, Weiguo Wang, Hongru Wang, Hanyuan Peng, Jing Cui, Rong Wang, Hua Huang, Wei Wang, Lili Wang
In the present study, the expression of Beclin 1 in osteoarthritis (OA) cartilage tissue was investigated, and also its role in proliferation, apoptosis and expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in chondrocytes obtained from patients with OA. Beclin 1 expression in cartilage tissue from OA patients, and in the age- and sex-matched controls, was detected by immunohistochemistry, semi-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting. Chondrocytes were divided into control and Beclin 1-overexpressed groups...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729825/dexmedetomidine-protects-mouse-brain-from-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-inhibiting-neuronal-autophagy-through-up-regulating-hif-1%C3%AE
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Cong Luo, Ming-Wen Ouyang, Ying-Ying Fang, Shu-Ji Li, Quan Zhou, Jun Fan, Zai-Sheng Qin, Tao Tao
Stroke is the leading cause of death in China and produces a heavy socio-economic burden in the past decades. Previous studies have shown that dexmedetomidine (DEX) is neuroprotective after cerebral ischemia. However, the role of autophagy during DEX-mediated neuroprotection after cerebral ischemia is still unknown. In this study, we found that post-conditioning with DEX and DEX+3-methyladenine (3-MA) (autophagy inhibitor) reduced brain infarct size and improved neurological deficits compared with DEX+RAPA (autophagy inducer) 24 h after transient middle cerebral artery artery occlusion (tMCAO) model in mice...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723642/suppression-of-microrna-384-enhances-autophagy-of-airway-smooth-muscle-cells-in-asthmatic-mouse
#4
Zhe Cheng, Xi Wang, Lingling Dai, Liuqun Jia, Xiaogang Jing, Ying Liu, Huan Wang, Pengfei Li, Lin An, Meng Liu
Injury to airway smooth muscle (ASM) cells hallmarks the pathological progression of asthma, a chronic inflammatory airway disease. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play essential roles in the development of asthma as well as airway remodeling. Here we studied the involvement of miRNAs in the regulation of autophagic survival of ASM cells and airway disorder. We analyzed autophagy-associated factors LC3 and Beclin-1 by RT-qPCR and protein blotting in purified airway smooth muscle cells from ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthmatic mice...
July 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722507/polyglutamine-tracts-regulate-autophagy
#5
Avraham Ashkenazi, Carla F Bento, Thomas Ricketts, Mariella Vicinanza, Farah Siddiqi, Mariana Pavel, Ferdinando Squitieri, Maarten C Hardenberg, Sara Imarisio, Fiona M Menzies, David C Rubinsztein
Expansions of polyglutamine (polyQ) tracts in different proteins cause 9 neurodegenerative conditions, such as Huntington disease and various ataxias. However, many normal mammalian proteins contain shorter polyQ tracts. As these are frequently conserved in multiple species, it is likely that some of these polyQ tracts have important but unknown biological functions. Here we review our recent study showing that the polyQ domain of the deubiquitinase ATXN3/ataxin-3 enables its interaction with BECN1/beclin 1, a key macroautophagy/autophagy initiator...
July 19, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721581/autophagy-regulated-by-lncrna-hotair-contributes-to-the-cisplatin-induced-resistance-in-endometrial-cancer-cells
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Meng-Yao Sun, Jian-Yong Zhu, Chun-Yan Zhang, Miao Zhang, Ya-Nan Song, Khalid Rahman, Li-Jun Zhang, Hong Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To identify whether lncRNAs (long non-coding RNA) participate in the regulation of cisplatin-resistant induced autophagy in endometrial cancer cells. RESULTS: Autophagy activity was significantly boosted in cisplatin-resistant Ishikawa cells, a human endometrial cancer cell line, compared with that in parental Ishikawa cells. After analyzing the overall long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) profiling, a meaningful lncRNA, HOTAIR, was identified. It was down-regulated simultaneously in cisplatin-resistant Ishikawa cells and parental Ishikawa cells treated with cisplatin...
July 18, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715869/rapamycin-inhibits-oxidative-nitrosative-stress-and-enhances-angiogenesis-in-high-glucose-treated-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-role-of-autophagy
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Aysa Rezabakhsh, Mahdi Ahmadi, Majid Khaksar, Azadeh Montaseri, Hassan Malekinejad, Reza Rahbarghazi, Alireza Garjani
Chronic hyperglycemia is a potent risk factor of abnormal angiogenesis with various tissue diseases. Autophagy, as an alternative cell response, is mostly generated by a vast array of insults. Applying autophagic response contributes to normal cell retrieval circumstance during various insults. We aimed to show whether stimulation/inhibition of autophagy could reduce or exacerbate oxidative status and angiogenic potential in endothelial cells after exposure to 30mM glucose. HUVECs were incubated with the combined regime of 100nM Rapamycin and 30mM glucose over a period of 72h...
July 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713934/upregulation-of-connexin-43-and-apoptosis%C3%A2-associated-protein-expression-by-high-glucose-in-h9c2-cells-was-improved-by-resveratrol-via-the-autophagy-signaling-pathway
#8
Guang-Yu Wang, Ya-Guang Bi, Xiang-Dong Liu, Jun-Feng Han, Meng Wei, Qing-Yong Zhang
The expression of connexin43 (Cx43) protein and the apoptotic rate of cardiomyocytes may be regulated by autophagy and associated with diabetic cardiomyopathy. It is possible that the beneficial effect of resveratrol on diabetic cardiomyocytes occurs via the autophagy pathway. However, it remains to be elucidated whether resveratrol treatment may attenuate the hyperglycemia‑induced remodeling of Cx43 and apoptosis through the regulation of autophagy. H9c2 cardiac cells were incubated with 5.5 and 25 mM glucose, 25 mM glucose with chloroquine (50 µM), and 25 mM glucose with or without resveratrol (10, 25 µM) for 24 h...
July 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706950/effects-of-cobalt-chloride-a-hypoxia-mimetic-agent-on-autophagy-and-atrophy-in-skeletal-c2c12-myotubes
#9
Rui Chen, Ting Jiang, Yanling She, Jiehua Xu, Cheng Li, Shanyao Zhou, Huijuan Shen, Huacai Shi, Shuang Liu
BACKGROUND: Hypoxia-induced autophagy and muscle wasting occur in several environmental and pathological conditions. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of the hypoxia-mimetic agent CoCl2 on autophagy and muscle atrophy are still unclear. METHODS: C2C12 myotubes were exposed to increasing concentrations of CoCl2 for 24 hours. Quantitative RT-PCR, Western blotting, and transmission electron microscopy were performed to confirm autophagy occurs...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706153/inhibitor-of-growth-protein-4-interacts-with-beclin-1-and-represses-autophagy
#10
Valentina Sica, José Manuel Bravo-San Pedro, Guo Chen, Guillermo Mariño, Sylvie Lachkar, Valentina Izzo, Maria Chiara Maiuri, Mireia Niso-Santano, Guido Kroemer
Beclin 1 (BECN1) is a multifunctional protein that activates the pro-autophagic class III phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PIK3C3, best known as VPS34), yet also interacts with multiple negative regulators. Here we report that BECN1 interacts with inhibitor of growth family member 4 (ING4), a tumor suppressor protein that is best known for its capacity to interact with the tumor suppressor protein p53 (TP53) and the acetyltransferase E1A binding protein p300 (EP300). Removal of TP53 or EP300 did not affect the BECN1/ING4 interaction, which however was lost upon culture of cells in autophagy-inducing, nutrient free conditions...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705935/forkhead-box-o3-foxo3-regulates-kidney-tubular-autophagy-following-urinary-tract-obstruction
#11
Ling Li, Ronald Zviti, Catherine Ha, Zhao V Wang, Joseph A Hill, Fangming Lin
Autophagy has been shown to be important for normal homeostasis and adaptation to stress in the kidney. Yet, the molecular mechanisms regulating renal epithelial autophagy are not fully understood. Here, we explored the role of the stress-responsive transcription factor forkhead box O3 (FoxO3) in mediating injury-induced proximal tubular autophagy in mice with unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO). We show that following UUO, FoxO3 is activated and displays nuclear expression in the hypoxic proximal tubules exhibiting high levels of autophagy...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703794/impaired-autophagosome-clearance-contributes-to-neuronal-death-in-a-piglet-model-of-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Derong Cui, Dawei Sun, Xintao Wang, Liye Yi, Ewa Kulikowicz, Michael Reyes, Junchao Zhu, Zeng-Jin Yang, Wei Jiang, Raymond C Koehler
To examine the temporal relationship of cortical autophagic flux with delayed neuronal cell death after hypoxia-ischemia (HI) in neonatal piglets. HI was produced with 45-min hypoxia and 7-min airway occlusion in 3-5-day-old piglets. Markers of autophagic, lysosomal and cell death signaling were studied via immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting, and histochemistry in piglet brains. In vitro, autophagy was impaired in cultured mouse cortical neurons treated with chloroquine with or without rapamycin for 1 d in the presence of Z-VAD-fmk, cyclosporine A, or vehicle control, and cell viability was assessed with the MTT assay...
July 13, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701864/induction-of-forkhead-class-box-o3a-and-apoptosis-by-a-standardized-ginsenoside-formulation-kg-135-is-potentiated-by-autophagy-blockade-in-a549-human-lung-cancer-cells
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Chih-Jung Yao, Jyh-Ming Chow, Shuang-En Chuang, Chia-Lun Chang, Ming-De Yan, Hsin-Lun Lee, I-Chun Lai, Pei-Chun Lin, Gi-Ming Lai
BACKGROUND: KG-135, a standardized formulation enriched with Rk1, Rg3, and Rg5 ginsenosides, has been shown to inhibit various types of cancer cells; however, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. In this study, we explored its effects in A549 human lung cancer cells to investigate the induction of Forkhead Class box O3a (FOXO3a) and autophagy. METHODS: Cell viability was determined by sulforhodamine B staining. Apoptosis and cell cycle distribution were analyzed using flow cytometry...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701524/nanoparticles-increase-human-bronchial-epithelial-cell-susceptibility-to-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-via-nerve-growth-factor-induced-autophagy
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Sreeparna Chakraborty, Vincent Castranova, Miriam K Perez, Giovanni Piedimonte
Cytotoxic and neuroinflammatory effects of TiO2 nanoparticles (TiO2-NP) in human airways are mediated by nerve growth factor (NGF), which is also implicated in the pathophysiology of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. We tested the hypothesis that exposure to TiO2-NP results in increased susceptibility to RSV infection and exacerbation of airway inflammation via NGF-mediated induction of autophagy in lower respiratory tract cells. Human primary bronchial epithelial cells were exposed to TiO2-NP for 24 h prior to infection with recombinant red RSV (rrRSV)...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700411/role-of-autophagy-and-its-molecular-mechanisms-in-mice-intestinal-tract-after-severe-burn
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DuanY Zhang, Wei Qiu, PeiS Jin, Peng Wang, Yong Sun
BACKGROUND: Severe burn can lead to hypoxia/ischemia of intestinal mucosa. Autophagy is the process of intracellular degradation, which is essential for cell survival under stresses such as hypoxia/ischemia and nutrient deprivation. The present study was designed to investigate whether there were changes in intestinal autophagy after severe burn in mice and further to explore the effect and molecular mechanisms of autophagy on intestinal injury. METHODS: This study includes three experiments...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699106/promoter-variant-alters-expression-of-the-autophagic-becn1-gene-implications-for-clinical-manifestations-of-machado-joseph-disease
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Nadiya Kazachkova, Mafalda Raposo, Amanda Ramos, Rafael Montiel, Manuela Lima
Autophagy is especially important in disorders where accumulation of the mutant protein is a hallmark, such as the Machado-Joseph disease/spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (MJD/SCA3). We analyzed the promoter of the BECN1 gene, whose overexpression has been reported to exert neuroprotective effects in MJD, with the aim of finding variants that could be associated with expression levels of beclin-1 and could be tested as modifiers of onset and disease severity. A fragment encompassing the BECN1 promoter was sequenced in 95 MJD subjects and 120 controls...
July 11, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699087/effects-of-endurance-training-on-autophagy-and-apoptotic-signaling-in-visceral-adipose-tissue-of-prolonged-high-fat-diet-fed-rats
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Sílvia Rocha-Rodrigues, Inês O Gonçalves, Jorge Beleza, António Ascensão, José Magalhães
PURPOSE: Autophagy and apoptosis play critical roles in both development and tissue homeostasis in response to (patho)physiological stimuli, such as high-fat diet (HFD) and endurance training (ET). Therefore, we aimed to investigate how ET modulates autophagy and apoptotic-related signaling in visceral adipose tissue of long-standing HFD-fed rats. METHODS: The study was conducted over a 17-week period on Sprague-Dawley rats, which were divided into four groups (n = 8/group): standard diet sedentary (STD+SED), high-fat diet sedentary (HFD+SED), standard diet ET (STD+ET) and high-fat diet ET (HFD+ET)...
July 11, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695466/oxidative-stress-dependent-contribution-of-hmgb1-to-the-interplay-between-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-diabetic-rat-liver
#18
Anja Petrović, Desanka Bogojević, Aleksandra Korać, Igor Golić, Sofija Jovanović-Stojanov, Vesna Martinović, Svetlana Ivanović-Matić, Jelena Stevanović, Goran Poznanović, Ilijana Grigorov
The progression of oxidative stress, resulting cell damage, and cell death underlies the etiology of liver damage/dysfunction as a complication of diabetes. High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protein, a chromatin-binding nuclear protein and damage-associated molecular pattern molecule, is integral to oxidative stress and signaling pathways regulating cell death and cell survival. We previously found that in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats, reduction of oxidative stress after melatonin administration lowered necrotic cell death and increased expression of HMGB1 and hepatocellular damage...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694771/nupr1-modulates-methamphetamine-induced-dopaminergic-neuronal-apoptosis-and-autophagy-through-chop-trib3-mediated-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-signaling-pathway
#19
Xiang Xu, Enping Huang, Yunchun Tai, Xu Zhao, Xuebing Chen, Chuanxiang Chen, Rui Chen, Chao Liu, Zhoumeng Lin, Huijun Wang, Wei-Bing Xie
Methamphetamine (METH) is an illegal and widely abused psychoactive stimulant. METH exposure causes detrimental effects on multiple organ systems, primarily the nervous system, especially dopaminergic pathways, in both laboratory animals and humans. In this study, we hypothesized that Nuclear protein 1 (Nupr1/com1/p8) is involved in METH-induced neuronal apoptosis and autophagy through endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress signaling pathway. To test this hypothesis, we measured the expression levels of Nupr1, ER stress protein markers CHOP and Trib3, apoptosis-related protein markers cleaved-caspase3 and PARP, as well as autophagy-related protein markers LC3 and Beclin-1 in brain tissues of adult male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats, rat primary cultured neurons and the rat adrenal pheochromocytoma cells (PC12 cells) after METH exposure...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693230/apogossypolone-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells-in-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
#20
Ruinian Zheng, Kexu Chen, Yu Zhang, Jie Huang, Fengrong Shi, Gang Wu, Senming Wang
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) has a high incidence and mortality rate, particularly in Southern China. Apogossypolone (ApoG2) is a novel derivative of gossypol with antitumor activity and less toxicity. The human NPC CNE-2 cell line was studied in the in vitro model; whilst 4 week-old male nude mice (BALB/c-nu) were inoculated subcutaneously with CNE-2 cells, and xenograft tumors were studied in the in vivo model. Graded concentrations of ApoG2 were used in treatment studies. In ApoG2-treated and control in vitro and in vivo tumor cells, cell apoptosis, and autophagy were evaluated and quantified using fluorescent and transmission electron microscopy and flow cytometry...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
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