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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535647/-effects-of-overexpression-of-mir-17-92-gene-cluster-on-the-biological-characteristics-of-prostate-cancer-cells-and-its-mechanism
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P Zhou, L Ma, J Zhou, J J Xu, F Liu, F Guo
Objective: To explore the effect and mechanism of over-expression of miR-17-92 gene cluster on the biological characteristics of prostate cancer cells. Methods: DU145 cells were transfected with miR-17-92 gene expression plasmid and clones with stable ectopic miR-17-92 overexpression were established. The cell viabilities of DU145-17-92 and DU145-control cells were monitored by xCELLigence system. Cell proliferation and apoptosis were analyzed by Ki-67 and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL) assay...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533436/metformin-synergizes-with-bcl-xl-bcl-2-inhibitor-abt-263-to-induce-apoptosis-specifically-in-p53-defective-cancer-cells
#2
Xinzhe Li, Bo Li, Zhenhong Ni, Peng Zhou, Bin Wang, Jintao He, Haojun Xiong, Fan Yang, Yaran Wu, Xilin Lyu, Yan Zhang, Yijun Zeng, Jiqin Lian, Fengtian He
p53 deficiency, a frequent event in multiple kinds of malignancies, decreases the sensitivity of diverse targeted chemotherapeutics including the BCL-XL/BCL-2 inhibitor ABT-263. Loss of p53 function can activate mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1), which may make it a vulnerable target. Metformin has shown anti-neoplastic efficiency partially through suppressing mTORC1. However, it remains unknown whether mTORC1 activation confers ABT-263 resistance and whether metformin can overcome it in the p53-defective contexts. In this study, we for the first time demonstrated that metformin and ABT-263 synergistically elicited remarkable apoptosis through orchestrating the pro-apoptotic machineries in various p53-defective cancer cells...
May 22, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529032/synergistic-cytotoxicity-of-lenalidomide-and-dexamethasone-in-mantle-cell-lymphoma-via-cereblon-dependent-targeting-of-the-il-6-stat3-pi3k-axis
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Jiexian Ma, Kefei Wu, Weiya Bai, Xiaoxian Cui, Yan Chen, Youhua Xie, Yanhui Xie
At our center, relapsed mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) can be treated with maintenance therapy composed of consecutive low-dose lenalidomide and short-term, high-dose dexamethasone (LD regimen), which achieves good responses (longer overall survival and progression-free survival) and low toxicity. Cereblon is probably targeted by both lenalidomide and dexamethasone, which leads to synergistic cytotoxicity in MCL by inhibiting the interleukin-6/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (IL-6/STAT3), phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT and AKT2/Forkhead box O3 (FOXO3A)/BCL2-like 11 (BIM) pathways...
May 10, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518140/a-mirna-101-3p-bim-axis-as-a-determinant-of-serum-deprivation-induced-endothelial-cell-apoptosis
#4
Ji-Hee Kim, Dong-Keon Lee, Joohwan Kim, Seunghwan Choi, Wonjin Park, Kwon-Soo Ha, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jongseon Choe, Moo-Ho Won, Young-Guen Kwon, Young-Myeong Kim
Serum deprivation or withdrawal induces apoptosis in endothelial cells, resulting in endothelial cell dysfunction that is associated with cardiovascular disease. However, there is still limited information on the role of miRNA in serum deprivation-induced apoptosis. Here we found that serum deprivation increased caspase-dependent apoptosis through miRNA-101-3p downregulation, without altering expression of its host gene RNA 3'-terminal phosphate cyclase-like 1, which was highly correlated with suppressed expression levels of Dicer and Argonaute 2 (Ago2), indicating that miR-101-3p is post-transcriptionally elevated in serum-deprived conditions...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505446/role-of-the-c-2-h-hydrogen-bond-donor-in-gas-phase-microsolvation-of-imidazole-derivatives-with-roh-r-ch3-c2h5
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Aditi Bhattacherjee, Sanjay Wategaonkar
Although the hydrogen-bonding properties of the protic solvents are comparable, a comparison of the gas-phase structures of water with those of the alcohols reveals certain similarities as well as differences. In this work we report the microsolvated clusters of imidazole derivatives, Benzimidazole (BIM) and N-methylbenzimidazole (MBIM) by methanol (M) and ethanol (E) in supersonic jet using electronic and vibrational spectroscopy and compare them with their hydrated clusters. The cluster sizes up to 1:2 of BIM/MBIM with methanol and ethanol, and up to 1:3 in the case of MBIM-methanol were observed...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499802/ampk-activates-foxo3a-and-promotes-neuronal-apoptosis-in-the-developing-rat-brain-during-the-early-phase-after-hypoxia-ischemia
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Deyuan Li, Lili Luo, Min Xu, Jinlin Wu, Lina Chen, Jinhui Li, Zhongqiang Liu, Guoyan Lu, Yang Wang, Lina Qiao
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a key metabolic and stress sensor/effector. Few investigations have been performed to study the role of AMPK in developing rat brain with hypoxia-ischemia (HI). Forkhead transcriptional factor (FOXO3a) has been revealed to be a critical effector of AMPK-mediated celluar apoptosis. However, it is not clear whether AMPK/FOXO3a pathway is involved in neuronal apoptosis in the developing rat brain after HI. In this study, we generated hypoxia-ischemia brain damage (HIBD) model using postnatal day 7 rats...
May 10, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498447/dec2-expression-antagonizes-cisplatin%C3%A2-induced-apoptosis-in-human-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#7
Hidenobu Sato, Yunyan Wu, Yukio Kato, Qiang Liu, Hideaki Hirai, Tadashi Yoshizawa, Satoko Morohashi, Jun Watanabe, Hiroshi Kijima
Differentiated embryonic chondrocyte expressed gene 1 (DEC1) and differentiated embryonic chondrocyte expressed gene 2 (DEC2) belong to the Hairy/Enhancer of Split subfamily of basic helix‑loop‑helix factors. Previous studies have demonstrated that DEC proteins are involved in the regulation of circadian rhythms, response to hypoxia, and tumorigenesis. However, the roles of DEC1 and DEC2 in apoptosis of esophageal carcinoma remain unclear. In the present study, alterations in expression of apoptosis‑related markers in human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma TE‑11 cells treated with cisplatin were examined by western blot, while overall cell viability and apoptosis were analyzed by MTS assay and hematoxylin and eosin staining, respectively...
May 11, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494239/crispr-cas9-screens-reveal-epstein-barr-virus-transformed-b-cell-host-dependency-factors
#8
Yijie Ma, Michael J Walsh, Katharina Bernhardt, Camille W Ashbaugh, Stephen J Trudeau, Isabelle Y Ashbaugh, Sizun Jiang, Chang Jiang, Bo Zhao, David E Root, John G Doench, Benjamin E Gewurz
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) causes endemic Burkitt lymphoma (BL) and immunosuppression-related lymphomas. These B cell malignancies arise by distinct transformation pathways and have divergent viral and host expression programs. To identify host dependency factors resulting from these EBV+, B cell-transformed cell states, we performed parallel genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 loss-of-function screens in BL and lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs). These highlighted 57 BL and 87 LCL genes uniquely important for their growth and survival...
May 10, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494003/p2y6-receptors-are-involved-in-mediating-the-effect-of-inactivated-avian-influenza-virus-h5n1-on-il-6-cxcl8-mrna-expression-in-respiratory-epithelium
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Nawiya Huipao, Suparerk Borwornpinyo, Suwimon Wiboon-Ut, Craig R Campbell, Il-Ha Lee, Siriphun Hiranyachattada, Chonlaphat Sukasem, Arunee Thitithanyanont, Chumpol Pholpramool, David I Cook, Anuwat Dinudom
One of the key pathophysiologies of H5N1 infection is excessive proinflammatory cytokine response (cytokine storm) characterized by increases in IFN-β, TNF-α, IL-6, CXCL10, CCL4, CCL2 and CCL5 in the respiratory tract. H5N1-induced cytokine release can occur via an infection-independent mechanism, however, detail of the cellular signaling involved is poorly understood. To elucidate this mechanism, the effect of inactivated (β-propiolactone-treated) H5N1 on the cytokine and chemokine mRNA expression in 16HBE14o- human respiratory epithelial cells was investigated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493627/oxidative-insertion-reactivity-across-a-geometrically-constrained-metal%C3%A2-borane-interaction
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Brandon R Barnett, Michael L Neville, Curtis E Moore, Arnold L Rheingold, Joshua S Figueroa
While interest in cooperative reactivity of transition metals and Lewis acids is receiving significant attention, the scope of known reactions that directly exploit the polarized reverse-dative σ-bond of metal-borane complexes (i.e., M→BR3 ) remains limited. Described herein is that the platinum (boryl)iminomethane (BIM) complex [Pt(κ(2) -N,B-(Cy2) BIM)(CNAr(Dipp2) )] can effect the oxidative insertion of a range of unsaturated organic substrates, including azides, isocyantes, and nitriles, as well as CO2 and elemental sulfur (S8 )...
May 11, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491825/hcmv-activation-of-erk-mapk-drives-a-multi-factorial-response-promoting-the-survival-of-infected-myeloid-progenitors
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Verity Kew, Mark Wills, Matthew Reeves
Viral binding and entry provides the first trigger of a cell death response and thus how human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) evades this - particularly during latent infection where a very limited pattern of gene expression is observed - is less well understood. It has been demonstrated that the activation of cellular signalling pathways upon virus binding promotes the survival of latently infected cells by the activation of cell encoded anti-apoptotic responses. In CD34+ cells, a major site of HCMV latency, ERK signalling is important for survival and we now show that the activation of this pathway impacts on multiple aspects of cell death pathways...
2017: Journal of Molecular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489594/targeting-progastrin-enhances-radiosensitization-of-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Aline Kowalski-Chauvel, Valerie Gouaze-Andersson, Alix Vignolle-Vidoni, Caroline Delmas, Christine Toulas, Elizabeth Cohen-Jonathan-Moyal, Catherine Seva
A high percentage of advanced rectal cancers are resistant to radiation. Therefore, increasing the efficacy of radiotherapy by targeting factors involved in radioresistance seems to be an attractive strategy. Here we demonstrated that the pro-hormone progastrin (PG), known to be over-expressed in CRC, and recognized as a pro-oncogenic factor, is a radioresistance factor that can be targeted to sensitize resistant rectal cancers to radiations. First, we observed an increase in PG mRNA expression under irradiation...
April 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488118/isoliquiritigenin-induces-cytotoxicity-in-pc-12-cells-in-vitro
#13
Hui-Hui Yang, Cheng Zhang, Shang-Hai Lai, Chuan-Chuan Zeng, Yun-Jun Liu, Xiu-Zhen Wang
Isoliquiritigenin (ISL) has been reported to have a wide range of biological activities. This study evaluated the cytotoxic effect of ISL on norvegicus pheochromocytoma cell line (PC-12 cells) and its possible molecular mechanism. The cytotoxicity in vitro of ISL against PC-12 cells was investigated by MTT assay. The migration and invasion of PC-12 cells were performed by scratch test and transwell assay. Apoptosis was evaluated by microscopy and flow cytometry. The reactive oxygen species (ROS) and mitochondrial membrane potential were studied by fluorescent microscopy...
May 9, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487980/combination-of-bortezomib-and-daunorubicin-in-the-induction-of-apoptosis-in-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Xin Du, Jia Tong, Hongying Lu, Cong He, Shenghong Du, Peimin Jia, Weili Zhao, Hanzhang Xu, Junmin Li, Zhixiang Shen, Yingli Wu, Jianhua Tong, Li Zhou
Despite advances in the treatment of T‑cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T‑ALL), the outcome of T‑ALL treatment remains unsatisfactory, therefore, more effective treatment is urgently required. The present study examined the cytotoxicities of bortezomib in combination with daunorubicin against human Jurkat and Molt‑4 T‑ALL cells and primary T‑ALL cells. Compared with treatment alone, co‑exposure of cells to bortezomib and daunorubicin resulted in a significant increase in cell death in the Jurkat cells, as evidenced by the increased percentage of Annexin V‑positive cells, the formation of apoptotic bodies...
May 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485576/new-lanthanide-tag-for-the-generation-of-pseudocontact-shifts-in-dna-by-site-specific-ligation-to-a-phosphorothioate-group
#15
Zuyan Wu, Michael D Lee, Thomas J Carruthers, Monika Szabo, Matthew L Dennis, James D Swarbrick, Bim Graham, Gottfried Otting
Pseudocontact shifts (PCS) generated by paramagnetic lanthanides provide a rich source of long-range structural restraints that can readily be measured by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Many different lanthanide-binding tags have been designed for site-specific tagging of proteins, but established routes for tagging DNA with a single metal ion rely on difficult chemical synthesis. Here we present a simple and practical strategy for site-specific tagging of inexpensive phosphorothioate (PT) oligonucleotides...
May 15, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483593/the-use-of-smart-technologies-in-enabling-construction-components-reuse-a-viable-method-or-a-problem-creating-solution
#16
Eleni Iacovidou, Phil Purnell, Ming K Lim
The exploitation of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for tracking and archiving the properties of structural construction components could be a potentially innovative disruption for the construction sector. This is because RFID can stimulate the reuse of construction components and reduce their wastage, hence addressing sustainability issues in the construction sector. To test the plausibility of that idea, this study explores the potential pre-conditions for RFID to facilitate construction components reuse, and develops a guidance for promoting their redistribution back to the supply chain...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476040/efficacy-of-a-hsp90-inhibitor-ganetespib-in-preclinical-thyroid-cancer-models
#17
Shu-Fu Lin, Jen-Der Lin, Chuen Hsueh, Ting-Chao Chou, Chun-Nan Yeh, Ming-Huang Chen, Richard J Wong
Heat shock protein 90 is a molecular chaperon that maintains the correct folding and function of multiple client proteins. The inhibition of heat shock protein 90, which leads to the simultaneous degradation of multiple proteins involved in oncogenic signaling pathways, has revealed an innovative strategy to treat a variety of cancer types. We evaluated the therapeutic effects of ganetespib, a heat shock protein 90 inhibitor, in treating thyroid cancer. Ganetespib effectively inhibited cell proliferation in a dose-dependent manner in eight cell lines originating from four major histologic types of thyroid cancer (papillary, follicular, anaplastic and medullary)...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471229/microrna-370-suppresses-the-retinal-capillary-endothelial-cell-growth-by-targeting-kdr-gene
#18
X H Wang, L Chen
BACKGROUND: Ocular neovascularization (NV) is the one of the major causes of blindness in many ocular diseases. Currently, the administration of anti-VEGF agents has been widely accepted for the clinical management of these devastating diseases. However, the short effective duration and the non-responsive rate due to the protein nature of the anti-VEGF antibodies warrants further investigations to explore alternative angiogenic suppressants. Evidence suggested that microRNA-370 could inhibit the formation of vessels...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469951/functional-foods-and-their-role-in-cancer-prevention-and-health-promotion-a-comprehensive-review
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Mohammad Aghajanpour, Mohamad Reza Nazer, Zia Obeidavi, Mohsen Akbari, Parya Ezati, Nasroallah Moradi Kor
Following cardiovascular disease, cancer is the second leading cause of death in most affluent countries. The 13.3 million new cases of cancer in 2010 were predicted to cost US$ 290 billion, but the total costs were expected to increases to US$ 458 billion in the year 2030 on basis of World Economic Forum in 2011. More than half of all cancer cases and deaths worldwide are consider being preventable. From its inception, the disease control priorities series has focused attention on delivering efficacious health interventions that can result in dramatic reductions in mortality and disability at relatively modest cost...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468776/vulnerability-of-small-cell-lung-cancer-to-apoptosis-induced-by-the-combination-of-bet-bromodomain-proteins-and-bcl2-inhibitors
#20
Lloyd T Lam, Xiaoyu Lin, Emily J Faivre, Ziping Yang, Xiaoli Huang, Denise M Wilcox, Richard J Bellin, Sha Jin, Stephen K Tahir, Michael Mitten, Terry Magoc, Anahita Bhathena, Warren M Kati, Daniel H Albert, Yu Shen, Tamar Uziel
10% to 15% of all lung cancers are small cell lung cancer (SCLC). SCLC usually grows and metastasizes before it is diagnosed and relapses rapidly upon treatment. Unfortunately, no new targeted agent has been approved in the past 30 years for patients with SCLC. The BET (bromodomain and extra-terminal) proteins bind acetylated histones and recruit protein complexes to promote transcription initiation and elongation. BET proteins have been shown to regulate expression of key genes in oncogenesis such as MYC, CCND2, and BCL2L1 Here, we demonstrate that ~50% of SCLC cell lines are exquisitely sensitive to growth inhibition by the BET inhibitor, ABBV-075...
May 3, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
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