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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735240/therapeutic-effects-of-l-cysteine-in-newborn-mice-subjected-to-hypoxia-ischemia-brain-injury-via-the-cbs-h2s-system-role-of-oxidative-stress-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#1
Song Liu, Danqing Xin, Lingxiao Wang, Tiantian Zhang, Xuemei Bai, Tong Li, Yunkai Xie, Hao Xue, Shishi Bo, Dexiang Liu, Zhen Wang
Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) injury is a major cause of neonatal death and neurological dysfunction. H2S has been shown to protect against hypoxia-induced injury and apoptosis of neurons. L-Cysteine is catalyzed by cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS) in the brain and sequentially produces endogenous H2S. The present study was designed to investigate whether L-Cysteine could attenuate the acute brain injury and improve neurobehavioral outcomes following HI brain injury in neonatal mice by releasing endogenous H2S...
July 14, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735187/progress-in-targeting-the-bcl-2-family-of-proteins
#2
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Thomas P Garner, Andrea Lopez, Denis E Reyna, Adam Z Spitz, Evripidis Gavathiotis
The network of protein-protein interactions among the BCL-2 protein family plays a critical role in regulating cellular commitment to mitochondrial apoptosis. Anti-apoptotic BCL-2 proteins are considered promising targets for drug discovery and exciting clinical progress has stimulated intense investigations in the broader family. Here, we discuss recent developments in small molecules targeting anti-apoptotic proteins and alternative approaches to targeting BCL-2 family interactions. These studies advance our understanding of the role of BCL-2 family proteins in physiology and disease, providing unique tools for dissecting these functions...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735143/transcranial-low-level-laser-therapy-improves-brain-mitochondrial-function-and-cognitive-impairment-in-d-galactose-induced-aging-mice
#3
Farzad Salehpour, Nahid Ahmadian, Seyed Hossein Rasta, Mehdi Farhoudi, Pouran Karimi, Saeed Sadigh-Eteghad
Mitochondrial function plays a key role in the aging-related cognitive impairment, and photoneuromodulation of mitochondria by transcranial low-level laser therapy (LLLT) may contribute to its improvement. This study focused on the transcranial LLLT effects on the D-galactose (DG)-induced mitochondrial dysfunction, apoptosis, and cognitive impairment in mice. For this purpose, red and near-infrared (NIR) laser wavelengths (660 and 810 nm) at 2 different fluencies (4 and 8 J/cm(2)) at 10-Hz pulsed wave mode were administrated transcranially 3 d/wk in DG-received (500 mg/kg/subcutaneous) mice model of aging for 6 weeks...
July 6, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734981/apigenin-attenuates-patulin-induced-apoptosis-in-hek293-cells-by-modulating-ros-mediated-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-caspase-signal-pathway
#4
Yujie Zhong, Chengni Jin, Jing Gan, Xiaorui Wang, Zhenqiang Shi, Xiaodong Xia, Xiaoli Peng
Mycotoxins like patulin (PAT) are among the most significant food contaminant with regard to public health. This study aimed to evaluate the protective effect of apigenin (API), one of the most bioactive flavonoids in plant-derived food, on PAT-induced apoptosis in HEK293 cells. Cells were treated under basic conditions, 8 μM PAT without or with API (2.5, 5 and 10 μM) concomitantly for 10 h. API exerted renoprotective effect by inhibiting intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation, modulating oxidative phosphorylation especially elevating the expression of ATP synthase, re-establishing mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) and maintaining higher intracellular ATP level, accompanied by p53, Bax downregulation and Bcl-2 upregulation...
July 19, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734031/downregulation-of-dec1-contributes-to-the-neurotoxicity-induced-by-mpp-by-suppressing-pi3k-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-pathway
#5
Zhu Zhu, Yu-Wen Wang, Ding-Hao Ge, Ming Lu, Wei Liu, Jing Xiong, Gang Hu, Xiao-Ping Li, Jian Yang
AIM: Differentiated embryonic chondrocyte gene 1 (DEC1) is involved in the neuronal differentiation and development. The aim of this study is to investigate the role of DEC1 in 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPP(+) )-induced PD model. METHODS: The location of DEC1 and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)-positive neurons were detected by immunofluorescence. 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced mouse subacute model of PD was established to evaluate the change of DEC1 expression in midbrain...
July 21, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733543/the-role-of-adrenomedullin-in-the-pathogenesis-of-gastric-cancer
#6
Fuhao Qiao, Jian Fang, Jinfeng Xu, Wenqiu Zhao, Ying Ni, Bufugdi Andreas Akuo, Wei Zhang, Yun Liu, Fangfang Ding, Guanlin Li, Baoguo Liu, Hua Wang, Shihe Shao
Adrenomedullin has been shown to be overexpressed in many tumors, including gastric cancer tumors; however, its mechanism of action remains unclear. In this study, we examined the role of adrenomedullin in the pathogenesis of gastric cancer. Using clinical specimens and immunohistochemistry, we found that the expression levels of adrenomedullin and its receptors are inordinately elevated as compared to the adjacent non-tumor gastric tissues. We used siRNA gene silencing, in BGC-823 gastric cancer cell lines, to target adrenomedullin genes, and found that increased adrenomedullin expression results in the proliferation of tumor cells, tumor invasion, and metastasis...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732061/melatonin-pre-treatment-mitigates-shsy-5y-cells-against-oxaliplatin-induced-mitochondrial-stress-and-apoptotic-cell-death
#7
Mohammad Waseem, Upasana Sahu, Mohd Salman, Arnab Choudhury, Sudeshna Kar, Heena Tabassum, Suhel Parvez
Oxaliplatin (Oxa) treatment to SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells has been shown by previous studies to induce oxidative stress, which in turn modulates intracellular signaling cascades resulting in cell death. While this phenomenon of Oxa-induced neurotoxicity is known, the underlying mechanisms involved in this cell death cascade must be clarified. Moreover, there is still little known regarding the roles of neuronal mitochondria and cytosolic compartments in mediating Oxa-induced neurotoxicity. With a better grasp of the mechanisms driving neurotoxicity in Oxa-treated SH-SY5Y cells, we can then identify certain pathways to target in protecting against neurotoxic cell damage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732046/qualitative-differences-in-cellular-immunogenicity-elicited-by-hepatitis-c-virus-t-cell-vaccines-employing-prime-boost-regimens
#8
Wendy G Tan, Iryna Zubkova, Alla Kachko, Frances Wells, Heiko Adler, Gerd Sutter, Marian E Major
T-cell based vaccines have been considered as attractive candidates for prevention of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. In this study we compared the magnitude and phenotypic characteristics of CD8+ T-cells induced by three commonly used viral vectors, Adenovirus-5 (Ad5), Vaccinia virus (VV) and Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) expressing the HCV NS3/4A protein. C57/BL6 mice were primed with DNA expressing NS3/4A and boosted with each of the viral vectors in individual groups of mice. We then tracked the vaccine-induced CD8+ T-cell responses using pentamer binding and cytokine production analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731187/isolation-and-purification-of-novel-peptides-derived-from-sepia-ink-effects-on-apoptosis-of-prostate-cancer-cell-pc%C3%A2-3
#9
Fangfang Huang, Yinwen Jing, Guofang Ding, Zuisu Yang
Novel prostate cancer therapeutics are in high demand. In order to identify potential therapeutic targets, protein from sepia ink was hydrolyzed by utilizing pepsin in an orthogonal array design. Pepsin hydrolysate (SH) obtained at optimal conditions exhibited the highest antitumor activity. Subsequently, a novel antitumor peptide, which was termed SHP, was isolated through ultrafiltration, gel filtration chromatography and reversed phase high‑performance liquid chromatography. The amino acid sequence of SHP was identified as Leu‑Lys‑Glu‑Glu‑Asn‑Arg‑Arg‑Arg‑Arg‑Asp with a molecular mass of 1371...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731183/paeoniflorin-exerts-neuroprotective-effects-against-glutamate%C3%A2-induced-pc12-cellular-cytotoxicity-by-inhibiting-apoptosis
#10
Ahong Chen, Hongyun Wang, Yuqin Zhang, Xiaoying Wang, Lishuang Yu, Wen Xu, Wei Xu, Yu Lin
Paeoniflorin (PF) is an active ingredient of Radix Paeoniae, which is known to exert neuroprotective effects. However, the mechanims behind the neuroprotective effects of PF are not yet fully understood. The apoptosis of neurons plays an important role in the cerebral ischemia-induced cascade response. This study aimed to investigate neuroprotective effects of PF against glutamate‑induced PC12 cellular cytotoxicity and to determine whether these effects are mediated via the inhibition of apoptosis in vitro and the activity of mitochondrial apoptosis-associated proteins in PC12 cells...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731169/in%C3%A2-vivo-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-inhibition-of-human-gastric-cancer-progress-by-upregulating-kank1-gene
#11
Tao Chen, Kun Wang, Xianzhou Tong
Recent research has found that Kank1 gene, as one of the important members of the Kank gene family, plays an important role in the occurrence and development of malignant tumors. As a brand new cancer suppressor gene, its expression is significantly downregulated or missing in various kinds of malignant tumors. However, no report on the specific role of Kank1 in the genesis and development of gastric cancer is available yet. In the present study, we found significantly lower expression of Kank1 gene in human gastric cancer cells...
July 17, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731147/beclin-1-overexpression-inhibits-chondrocyte-apoptosis-and-downregulates-extracellular-matrix-metabolism-in-osteoarthritis
#12
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/28731145/piezo1-protein-induces-the-apoptosis-of-human-osteoarthritis-derived-chondrocytes-by-activating-caspase-12-the-signaling-marker-of-er-stress
#13
Xiao-Fei Li, Zhao Zhang, Zhu-Ke Chen, Zhao-Wei Cui, Hai-Ning Zhang
The present study was carried out to determine whether the mechanically activated cation channel Piezo1 protein plays a role as a signaling pathway which causes the apoptosis of human chondrocytes. The chondrocytes were isolated, cultured, and then subjected to mechanical stretch force for 0, 2, 12, 24 and 48 h, respectively. The expression levels of Piezo1 and the apoptosis-related protein caspase-12 were assessed by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction, as well as the apoptosis-related genes, B cell lymphoma/leukemia-2 (Bcl-2), Bcl-associated X protein (Bax) and Bcl-2-associated death promoter (BAD)...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731139/inhibitory-effects-of-fkbp14-on-human-cervical-cancer-cells
#14
Lian-Yi Sun, Jiu-Zhi Tao, Bing Yan, Jian-Shu Lin
The FK506-binding protein 14 (FKBP14), which belongs to a subfamily of immunophilins, has been implicated in various biochemical processes. However, its effects on human cervical cancer remain to be elucidated. The present study aimed to determine the exact role of FKBP14 in human cervical cancer cell proliferation, cell cycle progression, apoptosis, invasion and migration. Cell proliferation was measured by Cell Counting Kit‑8 assay. Flow cytometry was conducted to determine the effects of FKBP14 on cell cycle progression and apoptosis...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731137/phosphorylation-of-bcl-2-plays-an-important-role-in-glycochenodeoxycholate-induced-survival-and-chemoresistance-in-hcc
#15
Maojun Zhou, Qi Zhang, Jinfeng Zhao, Mingmei Liao, Sailan Wen, Manyi Yang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a highly malignant tumor and can evolve rapidly to resistance to chemotherapies. Glycochenodeoxycholate (GCDA), which is toxic and hydrophobic, is the main ingredient in the bile and associated with carcinogenesis of gastrointenstinal tumors. Bcl-2 is the most important anti-apoptotic protein and overexpressed in various human tumors. In the present study, we found that GCDA can induce the chemoresistance of human liver cancer cells and specific depletion of Bcl-2 by RNA interference blocks GCDA-stimulated chemoresistance, which indicate the pivotal role of Bcl-2 in such process...
July 18, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731136/mhy451-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-by-ros-generation-in-hct116-human-colorectal-cancer-cells
#16
Na Lam Hwang, Yong Jung Kang, Bokyung Sung, Seong Yeon Hwang, Jung Yoon Jang, Hye Jin Oh, Yu Ra Ahn, Do Hyun Kim, Su Jeong Kim, Sultan Ullah, Mohammad Akbar Hossain, Hyung Ryong Moon, Hae Young Chung, Nam Deuk Kim
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer and cause of cancer-related deaths. Despite advancements in conventional therapeutic approaches to CRC, most patients with CRC die of their disease. There is a need to develop novel therapeutic agents for this malignancy. Therefore, the present study aimed to examine the anticancer effects and elucidate the underlying mechanism of MHY451 in HCT116 human colorectal cancer cells. Treatment with MHY451 inhibited cell growth in a time- and concentration-dependent manner...
July 18, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731097/dba-induced-caspase-3-dependent-apoptosis-occurs-through-mitochondrial-translocation-of-cyt-c-in-the-rat-hippocampus
#17
Wenbo Jiang, Yingying Chen, Bai Li, Shuying Gao
Dibromoacetic acid (DBA), a by-product of disinfection, develops in drinking water during chlorination or ozonation processes. Water intake is the main source of DBA exposure in humans, which is potentially neurotoxic. The present study investigated the neurotoxic effects of DBA by assessing the behavioral and biochemical characteristics of Sprague Dawley rats intragastrically treated with DBA at concentrations of 20, 50 and 125 mg kg(-1) body weight for 28 consecutive days. The results indicated that animal weight gain and food consumption were not significantly affected by DBA...
July 21, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730785/pdcd1-strengthens-the-sensitivity-of-ovarian-cancer-to-cisplatin-chemotherapy-by-promoting-apoptosis
#18
Qian Li, Jie-Fan Gao, Bing-Li Qi
PURPOSE: The primary purpose of this study was to make clear the role of PDCD1 in the occurrence and progression of ovarian cancer, and explain its mechanism. METHODS: RT-PCR, westem blot, MTT and immunohistochemistry were used to detect the expression levels of PDCD1 mRNA and protein in human ovarian cancer cell lines (SKOV3, 3AO, CAOV3 and OVCAR3), human normal ovary, serous cystadenoma, and serous cystadenocarcinoma tissue. SKOV3, SKOV3-MOCK, and SKOV3-PDCD1 cells were subcutaneously injected into the armpit of nude mice to observe the effect of PDCD1 expression on tumorigenic ability...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730425/at-101-acts-as-anti-proliferative-and-hormone-suppressive-agent-in-mouse-pituitary-corticotroph-tumor-cells
#19
B S Yurekli, B Karaca, A Kisim, E Bozkurt, H Atmaca, S Cetinkalp, G Ozgen, C Yilmaz, S Uzunoglu, R Uslu, F Saygili
PURPOSE: Gossypol, a naturally occurring compound in cottonseeds, has anticancer effects against several tumor cell lines. It has been extensively studied in clinical trials and is well tolerated with a favorable safety profile. AT-101, a derivative of R (-)-gossypol, binds to Bcl-2 family proteins and induces apoptosis in vitro. Although transsphenoidal surgical excision of the pituitary corticotroph adenoma is the gold standard of care, it is not successful all the time. Medical therapy for Cushing's disease still remains a challenge for the clinicians...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729823/administration-of-tauroursodeoxycholic-acid-attenuates-early-brain-injury-via-akt-pathway-activation
#20
Dongdong Sun, Gang Gu, Jianhao Wang, Yan Chai, Yueshan Fan, Mengchen Yang, Xin Xu, Weiwei Gao, Fei Li, Dongpei Yin, Shuai Zhou, Xin Chen, Jianning Zhang
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of trauma-induced mortality and disability, and emerging studies have shown that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress plays an important role in the pathophysiology of TBI. Tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA), a hydrophilic bile acid, has been reported to act as an ER stress inhibitor and chemical chaperone and to have the potential to attenuate apoptosis and inflammation. To study the effects of TUDCA on brain injury, we subjected mice to TBI with a controlled cortical impact (CCI) device...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
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