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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646552/targeting-histone-deacetylase-4-ubc9-impairs-dna-repair-for-radiosensitization-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Chiao-Ling Tsai, Wei-Lin Liu, Feng-Ming Hsu, Po-Sheng Yang, Ruoh-Fang Yen, Kai-Yuan Tzen, Ann-Lii Cheng, Pei-Jer Chen, Jason Chia-, Hsien Cheng
Several strategies to improve the efficacy of radiation therapy against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been investigated. One approach was to develop radiosensitizing compounds. Because histone deacetylase 4 (HDAC4) is highly expressed in liver cancer and known to regulate oncogenesis through chromatin structure remodeling and controlling protein access to DNA, we postulated that HDAC4 inhibition might enhance radiation's effect on HCC cells. HCC cell lines (Huh7 and PLC5) and an ectopic xenograft were pretreated with HDAC inhibitor or shRNA to knock down expression of HDAC4, and then irradiated (2...
June 23, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645378/preparation-of-stable-nitrogen-mustard-dna-interstrand-cross-link-analogs-for-biochemical-and-cell-biological-studies
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Alejandra Castaño, Upasana Roy, Orlando D Schärer
Nitrogen mustards (NMs) react with two bases on opposite strands of a DNA duplex to form a covalent linkage, yielding adducts called DNA interstrand cross-links (ICLs). This prevents helix unwinding, blocking essential processes such as replication and transcription. Accumulation of ICLs causes cell death in rapidly dividing cells, especially cancer cells, making ICL-forming agents like NMs valuable in chemotherapy. However, the repair of ICLs can contribute to chemoresistance through a number of pathways that remain poorly understood...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636595/nlrp9b-inflammasome-restricts-rotavirus-infection-in-intestinal-epithelial-cells
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Shu Zhu, Siyuan Ding, Penghua Wang, Zheng Wei, Wen Pan, Noah W Palm, Yi Yang, Hua Yu, Hua-Bing Li, Geng Wang, Xuqiu Lei, Marcel R de Zoete, Jun Zhao, Yunjiang Zheng, Haiwei Chen, Yujiao Zhao, Kellie A Jurado, Ningguo Feng, Liang Shan, Yuval Kluger, Jun Lu, Clara Abraham, Erol Fikrig, Harry B Greenberg, Richard A Flavell
Rotavirus, a leading cause of severe gastroenteritis and diarrhoea in young children, accounts for around 215,000 deaths annually worldwide. Rotavirus specifically infects the intestinal epithelial cells in the host small intestine and has evolved strategies to antagonize interferon and NF-κB signalling, raising the question as to whether other host factors participate in antiviral responses in intestinal mucosa. The mechanism by which enteric viruses are sensed and restricted in vivo, especially by NOD-like receptor (NLR) inflammasomes, is largely unknown...
June 21, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631301/prevention-of-lupus-nephritis-development-in-nzb-nzw-mice-by-selective-blockade-of-cd28
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Laetitia Laurent, Awena Lefur, Rozenn Le Bloas, Mélanie Néel, Caroline Mary, Anne Moreau, Nicolas Poirier, Bernard Vanhove, Fadi Fakhouri
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease. Autoantibodies (autoAbs) against double-stranded DNA (ds DNA), the hallmark of lupus, are produced and maintained by the interaction between auto-reactive B cells and CD4(+) T cells. This interplay is controlled by the CD28/CD80-86/CTLA-4 axis. Here we investigated whether selective blockade of CD28-CD80/86 co-stimulatory interactions abrogates lupus nephritis development in a murine model of SLE. To this aim, NZB/NZW F1 mice were treated for 3 months, either with an anti-CD28 Fab' fragment or a control Fab'-IgG...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628639/small-molecule-inhibitors-uncover-synthetic-genetic-interactions-of-human-flap-endonuclease-1-fen1-with-dna-damage-response-genes
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Thomas A Ward, Peter J McHugh, Stephen T Durant
Flap endonuclease 1 (FEN1) is a structure selective endonuclease required for proficient DNA replication and the repair of DNA damage. Cellularly active inhibitors of this enzyme have previously been shown to induce a DNA damage response and, ultimately, cell death. High-throughput screens of human cancer cell-lines identify colorectal and gastric cell-lines with microsatellite instability (MSI) as enriched for cellular sensitivity to N-hydroxyurea series inhibitors of FEN1, but not the PARP inhibitor olaparib or other inhibitors of the DNA damage response...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624216/gold-nanoparticles-for-bcr-abl1-gene-silencing-improving-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-efficacy-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Raquel Vinhas, Alexandra R Fernandes, Pedro V Baptista
Introduction of tyrosine kinase inhibitors for chronic myeloid leukemia treatment is associated with a 63% probability of maintaining a complete cytogenetic response, meaning that over 30% patients require an alternative methodology to overcome resistance, tolerance, or side effects. Considering the potential of nanotechnology in cancer treatment and the benefits of a combined therapy with imatinib, a nanoconjugate was designed to achieve BCR-ABL1 gene silencing. Gold nanoparticles were functionalized with a single-stranded DNA oligonucleotide that selectively targets the e14a2 BCR-ABL1 transcript expressed by K562 cells...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620065/critical-outcomes-in-longitudinal-observational-studies-and-registries-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-an-omeract-special-interest-group-report
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Natalia V Zamora, Robin Christensen, Niti Goel, Louise Klokker, Maria A Lopez-Olivo, Lars E Kristensen, Loreto Carmona, Vibeke Strand, Jeffrey R Curtis, Maria E Suarez-Almazor
OBJECTIVE: Outcomes important to patients are those that are relevant to their well-being, including quality of life, morbid endpoints, and death. These outcomes often occur over the longterm and can be identified in prospective longitudinal observational studies (PLOS). There are no standards for which outcome domains should be considered. Our overarching goal is to identify critical longterm outcome domains for patients with rheumatic diseases, and to develop a conceptual framework to measure and classify them within the scope of OMERACT Filter 2...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617676/interactions-between-low-energy-electrons-and-dna-a-perspective-from-first-principles-simulations
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Jorge Jose Kohanoff, Maeve McAllister, Gareth Tribello, Bin Gu
DNA damage caused by irradiation has been studied for many decades. Such studies allow us to better assess the dangers posed by radiation, and to increase the efficiency of the radiotherapies that are used to combat cancer. A full description of the irradiation process involves multiple size and time scales. It starts from the interaction of radiation -- either photons or swift ions -- with the biological medium. Such interactions cause electronic excitation and ionisation. The two main products of ionising radiation are thus electrons and radicals...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611389/nuclear-tradd-prevents-dna-damage-mediated-death-by-facilitating-non-homologous-end-joining-repair
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Gi-Bang Koo, Jae-Hoon Ji, Hyeseong Cho, Michael J Morgan, You-Sun Kim
TNF receptor-associated death domain (TRADD) is an essential mediator of TNF receptor signaling, and serves as an adaptor to recruit other effectors. TRADD has been shown to cycle between the cytoplasm and nucleus due to its nuclear localization (NLS) and export sequences (NES). However, the underlying function of nuclear TRADD is poorly understood. Here we demonstrate that cytoplasmic TRADD translocates to DNA double-strand break sites (DSBs) during the DNA damage response (DDR). Deficiency of TRADD or its sequestration in cytosol leads to accumulation of γH2AX-positive foci in response to DNA damage, which is reversed by nuclear TRADD expression...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607035/murine-cytomegalovirus-ie3-dependent-transcription-is-required-for-dai-zbp1-mediated-necroptosis
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Haripriya Sridharan, Katherine B Ragan, Hongyan Guo, Ryan P Gilley, Vanessa J Landsteiner, William J Kaiser, Jason W Upton
DNA-dependent activator of interferon regulatory factors/Z-DNA binding protein 1 (DAI/ZBP1) is a crucial sensor of necroptotic cell death induced by murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) in its natural host. Here, we show that viral capsid transport to the nucleus and subsequent viral IE3-dependent early transcription are required for necroptosis. Necroptosis induction does not depend on input virion DNA or newly synthesized viral DNA A putative RNA-binding domain of DAI/ZBP1, Zα2, is required to sense virus and trigger necroptosis...
June 12, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606232/-a-clinical-analysis-of-15-children-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-accompanied-by-pulmonary-hypertension
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Ji Li, Jing-Ran Ma, Zhi-Xing Sun, Jing-Jing Jiang, Yan-Qing Dong, Qian Wang, Hong-Mei Song
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical features, laboratory findings, diagnosis and treatment, and prognosis of children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) accompanied by pulmonary hypertension (PH). METHODS: The clinical symptoms, laboratory findings, echocardiographic features, SLE disease activity index, and treatment outcome of 15 hospitalized children with SLE accompanied by PH were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Among the 15 patients, the median interval from diagnosis of SLE to diagnosis of PH was 0...
June 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605262/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-from-injury-to-genomic-stability
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Luiz Philippe da Silva Sergio, Flavia de Paoli, Andre Luiz Mencalha, Adenilson de Souza da Fonseca
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth cause of death in the world and it is currently presenting a major global public health challenge, causing premature death from pathophysiological complications and rising economic and social burdens. COPD develops from a combination of factors following exposure to pollutants and cigarette smoke, presenting a combination of both emphysema and chronic obstructive bronchitis, which causes lung airflow limitations that are not fully reversible by bronchodilators...
June 12, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601557/emamectin-benzoate-induces-ros-mediated-dna-damage-and-apoptosis-in-trichoplusia-tn5b1-4-cells
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Shaorong Luan, Xinming Yun, Wenbing Rao, Ciying Xiao, Zhikang Xu, Jialin Lang, Qingchun Huang
Emamectin benzoate (EMB), a novel macrocyclic lactone insecticide, possesses high efficacy and beneficial selective toxicity in agriculture, but so far the EMB-induced cytotoxic action in arthropod insect remains unclear. The present studies were carried out to characterize the property of EMB on the induction of reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated DNA damage and apoptosis in Trichoplusia Tn5B1-4 cell model. Following the exposure to EMB at 2.5, 5, 10 or 15 μM, the cells changed to be round, suspended and aggregated, and the decline of cell proliferating ability and cell viability was positively related with the exposure time...
June 7, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600629/knockdown-of-long-non-coding-rna-kcnq1ot1-depressed-chemoresistance-to-paclitaxel-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Kaiming Ren, Ran Xu, Jingshan Huang, Jungang Zhao, Wenjun Shi
Lung cancer, with the highest morbidity and second highest death rates, is one of the most common cancers in both males and females worldwide. Lung adenocarcinoma (LAD) is the main lung cancer class. KCNQ1 Opposite Strand/Antisense Transcript 1 (KCNQ1OT1) gene is an lncRNA which had been reported high-expression in colorectal cancer. In this study, the expression of KCNQ1OT1 was confirmed to be highly expressed in LAD tissues and cells contrast to control tissues and cells, and high KCNQ1OT1 expression correlated to malignant behaviors of LAD, including big tumor size, poor differentiation, positive lymphatic metastasis and high TNM stages...
June 9, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592488/dna-damage-induced-atr-kinase-activation-in-non-replicating-cells-is-regulated-by-the-xpb-subunit-of-transcription-factor-ii-h-tfiih
#15
Michael G Kemp
The role of the DNA damage response protein kinase ataxia telangiectasia and Rad-3-related (ATR) in the cellular response to DNA damage during the replicative phase of the cell cycle has been extensively studied. However, little is known about ATR kinase function in cells that are not actively replicating DNA and which constitute most cells in the human body. Using small-molecule inhibitors of ATR kinase and overexpression of a kinase-inactive form of the enzyme, I show here that ATR promotes cell death in non-replicating/non-cycling cultured human cells exposed to N-acetoxy-2-acetylaminofluorene (NA-AAF), which generates bulky DNA adducts that block RNA polymerase movement...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592292/effects-of-amiodarone-on-short-qt-syndrome-variant-3-in-human-ventricles-a-simulation-study
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Cunjin Luo, Kuanquan Wang, Henggui Zhang
BACKGROUND: Short QT syndrome (SQTS) is a newly identified clinical disorder associated with atrial and/or ventricular arrhythmias and increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). The SQTS variant 3 is linked to D172N mutation to the KCNJ2 gene that causes a gain-of-function to the inward rectifier potassium channel current (I K1), which shortens the ventricular action potential duration (APD) and effective refractory period (ERP). Pro-arrhythmogenic effects of SQTS have been characterized, but less is known about the possible pharmacological treatment of SQTS...
June 7, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580318/targeting-ongoing-dna-damage-in-multiple-myeloma-effects-of-dna-damage-response-inhibitors-on-plasma-cell-survival
#17
Ana Belén Herrero, Norma Carmen Gutiérrez
Human myeloma cell lines (HMCLs) and a subset of myeloma patients with poor prognosis exhibit high levels of replication stress (RS), leading to DNA damage. In this study, we confirmed the presence of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) in several HMCLs by measuring γH2AX and RAD51 foci and analyzed the effect of various inhibitors of the DNA damage response on MM cell survival. Inhibition of ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related protein (ATR), the main kinase mediating the response to RS, using the specific inhibitor VE-821 induced more cell death in HMCLs than in control lymphoblastoid cells and U266, an HMCL with a low level of DNA damage...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573252/induction-of-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-by-ormenis-eriolepis-a-morrocan-endemic-plant-in-various-human-cancer-cell-lines
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Lamiae Belayachi, Clara Aceves-Luquero, Nawel Merghoub, Silvia Fernández de Mattos, Saaîd Amzazi, Priam Villalonga, Youssef Bakri
BACKGROUND: Ormenis eriolepis Coss (Asteraceae) is an endemic Moroccan subspecies, traditionally named "Hellala" or "Fergoga". It's usually used for its hypoglycemic effect as well as for the treatment of stomacal pain. As far as we know, there is no scientific exploration of anti tumoral activity of Ormenis eriolepis extracts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this regard, we performed a screening of organic extracts and fractions in a panel of both hematological and solid cancer cell lines, to evaluate the potential in vitro anti tumoral activity and to elucidate the respective mechanisms that may be responsible for growth arrest and cell death induction...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572758/activation-of-chk1-in-supporting-cells-indirectly-promotes-hair-cell-survival
#19
Azadeh Jadali, Yu-Lan M Ying, Kelvin Y Kwan
The sensory hair cells of the inner ear are exquisitely sensitive to ototoxic insults. Loss of hair cells after exposure to ototoxic agents causes hearing loss. Chemotherapeutic agents such as cisplatin causes hair cell loss. Cisplatin forms DNA mono-adducts as well as intra- and inter-strand DNA crosslinks. DNA cisplatin adducts are repaired through the DNA damage response. The decision between cell survival and cell death following DNA damage rests on factors that are involved in determining damage tolerance, cell survival and apoptosis...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566733/a-benzothiazole-derivative-5g-induces-dna-damage-and-potent-g2-m-arrest-in-cancer-cells
#20
Mahesh Hegde, Supriya V Vartak, Chandagirikoppal V Kavitha, Hanumappa Ananda, Doddakunche S Prasanna, Vidya Gopalakrishnan, Bibha Choudhary, Kanchugarakoppal S Rangappa, Sathees C Raghavan
Chemically synthesized small molecules play important role in anticancer therapy. Several chemical compounds have been reported to damage the DNA, either directly or indirectly slowing down the cancer cell progression by causing a cell cycle arrest. Direct or indirect reactive oxygen species formation causes DNA damage leading to cell cycle arrest and subsequent cell death. Therefore, identification of chemically synthesized compounds with anticancer potential is important. Here we investigate the effect of benzothiazole derivative (5g) for its ability to inhibit cell proliferation in different cancer models...
May 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
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