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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050341/geraniol-alleviates-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-mice-via-inhibiting-inflammation-and-apoptosis
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Kangfeng Jiang, Tao Zhang, Nannan Yin, Xiaofei Ma, Gan Zhao, Haichong Wu, Changwei Qiu, Ganzhen Deng
Geraniol (GOH), a special type of acyclic monoterpene alcohol, has been widely used to treat many diseases associated with inflammation and apoptosis. Acute lung injury (ALI) is a common clinical disease in humans characterized by pulmonary inflammation and apoptosis. In the present study, we investigated the protective effects of GOH in a mouse model of ALI induced by the intranasal administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and elucidated the underlying molecular mechanisms in RAW 264.7 cells. In vivo, GOH treatment markedly ameliorated pathological injury and pulmonary cell apoptosis and reduced the wet/dry (W/D) weight ratio of lungs, myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity and the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6, and TNF-α)...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050265/reactive-oxygen-species-dependent-phosphorylation-of-the-liver-kinase-b1-amp-activated-protein-kinase-acetyl-coa-carboxylase-signaling-is-critically-involved-in-apoptotic-effect-of-lambertianic-acid-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Arong Jeong, Ju-Ha Kim, Hyo-Jung Lee, Sung-Hoon Kim
Though lambertianic acid (LA) is reported to have hypolipidemic activity in liver, its underlying anticancer mechanism is poorly understood so far. Thus, in the present study, apoptotic mechanism of LA was elucidated in HepG2 and SK-Hep1 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. Here LA increased cytotoxicity, sub-G1 population and Annexin V/PI positive cells in two HCC cells. Also, LA cleaved caspase-3 and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP), activated phosphorylation of liver kinase B1 (LKB1)/AMP activated protein kinase (AMPK)/ acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) pathway and also suppressed antiapoptotic proteins such as phosphorylation of Akt/ mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and the expression of B cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2)/ B-cell lymphoma-extra large (Bcl-xL) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in two HCC cells...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050237/modulation-of-the-nur77-bcl-2-apoptotic-pathway-by-p38%C3%AE-mapk
#3
Jie Liu, Guang-Hui Wang, Ying-Hui Duan, Yi Dai, Yuzhou Bao, Mengjie Hu, Yu-Qi Zhou, Mingyu Li, Fuquan Jiang, Hu Zhou, Xin-Sheng Yao, Xiao-Kun Zhang
Orphan nuclear receptor Nur77 promotes apoptosis by targeting mitochondria through interaction with Bcl-2, an event that converts Bcl-2 from a survival to killer. However, how the Nur77-Bcl-2 apoptotic pathway is regulated remains largely unknown. In this study, we examined the regulation of the Nur77-Bcl-2 pathway by CCE9, a xanthone compound. Our results demonstrated that the apoptotic effect of CCE9 depended on its induction of Nur77 expression, cytoplasmic localization, and mitochondrial targeting. The activation of the Nur77-Bcl-2 pathway by CCE9 was associated with its activation of p38α MAPK...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049999/luteolin-promotes-cell-apoptosis-by-inducing-autophagy-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#4
Zhijia Cao, Huainian Zhang, Xiaoyan Cai, Wei Fang, Dong Chai, Ying Wen, Hongsheng Chen, Fujiang Chu, Yongli Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary liver malignancy and is a leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Luteolin, a flavonoid from traditional Chinese medicine, shows anti-cancer activity in many cancer cells, including HCC. However, the mechanism underlying the action of luteolin in HCC, especially its role in regulating cell autophagy, remains unclear. In the present study, we investigated the role of luteolin in regulating cell autophagy and the role of autophagy in luteolin-induced apoptosis...
October 19, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049295/inferring-gene-and-protein-interactions-using-pubmed-citations-and-consensus-bayesian-networks
#5
Anthony Deeter, Mark Dalman, Joseph Haddad, Zhong-Hui Duan
The PubMed database offers an extensive set of publication data that can be useful, yet inherently complex to use without automated computational techniques. Data repositories such as the Genomic Data Commons (GDC) and the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) offer experimental data storage and retrieval as well as curated gene expression profiles. Genetic interaction databases, including Reactome and Ingenuity Pathway Analysis, offer pathway and experiment data analysis using data curated from these publications and data repositories...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049036/histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-bg45-mediated-ho-1-expression-induces-apoptosis-of-multiple-myeloma-cells-by-the-jak2-stat3-pathway
#6
Sishi Tang, Bingqing Cheng, Nana Zhe, Dan Ma, Jibing Xu, Xinyao Li, Yongling Guo, Weibing Wu, Jishi Wang
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a hematological malignancy that is characterized by the clonal expansion of plasma cells in the bone marrow. Histone deacetylases (HDACs) represent a new type of molecular targeted therapy for different types of cancers and promising targets for myeloma therapy. We showed that HDAC3 mRNA and protein levels of CD138 mononuclear cells from MM patients were higher than those in healthy donors. Therefore, we investigated the effects of a novel class I HDAC inhibitor BG45 on MM cells in vitro...
October 18, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048676/decreased-expression-of-the-augmenter-of-liver-regeneration-results-in-growth-inhibition-and-increased-chemosensitivity-of-acute-t-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells
#7
Yan Shen, Qi Liu, Shifeng Lou, Yun Luo, Hang Sun, Hanqing Zeng, Jianchuan Deng
Augmenter of liver regeneration (ALR) plays crucial roles in cell survival and growth. Previous studies have demonstrated that ALR exerts a protective effect on toxic agent‑induced cell death in acute T lymphoblastic leukemia cells and ALR knockdown can sensitize cancer cells to radiation. However, the biological functions of ALR against drug resistance in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia are mostly unknown. In the present study, we investigated the effect of small interfering RNA (siRNA)-induced ALR silencing on cell proliferation and sensitivity to vincristine (VCR) of Jurkat cells...
September 21, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048673/the-ethanol-extracts-of-sporoderm-broken-spores-of-ganoderma-lucidum-inhibit-colorectal-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#8
Kang Li, Kun Na, Tingting Sang, Kaikai Wu, Ying Wang, Xingya Wang
The medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum (G. lucidum) has been reported to possess a variety of pharmacological activities including anticancer effects. However, the anti-colorectal cancer effects and the potential molecular mechanisms of the ethanol extracts of sporoderm-broken spores of G. lucidum (BSGLEE), which mainly contains triterpenoids, have not been reported. The aim of the present study was to investigate the anticancer effects and molecular mechanisms exerted by BSGLEE on colorectal cancer in vitro and in vivo...
September 27, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048645/establishment-and-characterization-of-human-osteosarcoma-cells-resistant-to-pyropheophorbide-%C3%AE-methyl-ester-mediated-photodynamic-therapy
#9
Yong Tao, Yunsheng Ou, Hang Yin, Yanyang Chen, Shenxi Zhong, Yongjian Gao, Zenghui Zhao, Bin He, Qiu Huang, Qianxing Deng
The present study was performed to establish and characterize new human osteosarcoma cell lines resistant to pyropheophorbide-α methyl ester‑mediated photodynamic therapy (MPPa-PDT). MPPa-PDT-resistant cells are isolated from the human osteosarcoma MG63 and HOS cell lines and two resistant populations were finally acquired, including MG63/PDT and HOS/PDT. Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay was used to determine the MPPa-PDT, cisplatin (CDDP) resistance and proliferation of MG63, MG63/PDT, HOS and HOS/PDT cells...
September 27, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048629/inhibition-of-neuroblastoma-proliferation-by-pf-3758309-a-small-molecule-inhibitor-that-targets-p21-activated-kinase-4
#10
Zhiheng Li, Xiaolu Li, Lixiao Xu, Yanfang Tao, Chun Yang, Xiaolan Chen, Fang Fang, Yi Wu, Xin Ding, He Zhao, Mei Li, Guanghui Qian, Yunyun Xu, Junli Ren, Weiwei Du, Jian Wang, Jun Lu, Shaoyan Hu, Jian Pan
Neuroblastoma is the most common extracranial solid childhood tumor. Despite the availability of advanced multimodal therapy, high-risk patients still have low survival rates. p21-activated kinase 4 (PAK4) has been shown to regulate many cellular processes in cancer cells, including migration, polarization and proliferation. However, the role of PAK4 in neuroblastoma remains unclear. In the present study, we demonstrated that PAK4 was overexpressed in neuroblastoma tissues and was correlated with tumor malignance and prognosis...
September 22, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047406/loss-of-mkp-5-promotes-myofiber-survival-by-activating-stat3-bcl-2-signaling-during-regenerative-myogenesis
#11
Kisuk Min, Ahmed Lawan, Anton M Bennett
BACKGROUND: The mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) have been shown to be involved in regulating myofiber survival. In skeletal muscle, p38 MAPK and JNK are negatively regulated by MAPK phosphatase-5 (MKP-5). During muscle regeneration, MKP-5 is downregulated, thereby promoting p38 MAPK/JNK signaling, and subsequent repair of damaged muscle. Mice lacking MKP-5 expression exhibit enhanced regenerative myogenesis. However, the effect of MKP-5 on myofiber survival during regeneration is unclear...
October 18, 2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047162/baicalin-protects-h9c2-cardiomyocytes-against-hypoxia-reoxygenation-induced-apoptosis-and-oxidative-stress-through-activation-of-mitochondrial-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2
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Wen-Bin Jiang, Wei Zhao, Hao Chen, You-Yang Wu, Yi Wang, Guo-Sheng Fu, Xiang-Jun Yang
Baicalin, a flavonoid glycoside separated from Scutellaria baicalensis, has cardioprotection against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) is considered as an endogenous protective mechanism against I/R injury depending on its antioxidant and antiapoptotic characteristics. Herein, the present study demonstrate whether ALDH2 contributes to the cardioprotection of baicalin against hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R)-inudced H9c2 cardiomyocytes injury. Our results observed that H/R treatment resulted in a significant decrease in cells viability and obvious increases in caspase-3 activity and apoptosis rate in H9c2 cells, while these alterations were evidently reversed by baicalin pretreatment...
October 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047155/maduramicin-induces-apoptosis-and-necrosis-and-blocks-autophagic-flux-in-myocardial-h9c2-cells
#13
Xin Chen, Long Chen, Shanxiang Jiang, Shile Huang
Maduramicin, a polyether ionophore antibiotic, is widely used as an anticoccidial agent in the poultry industry. It has been reported that maduramicin may cause heart and skeletal muscle cell damage, resulting in heart failure, skeletal muscle degeneration and even death in animals and humans, if improperly used. However, the molecular mechanism behind its capability to cause death of cardiac cells is not known. Here, we show that maduramicin induced apoptosis and necrosis in rat myocardial cells (H9c2). Maduramicin did not apparently upregulate the expression of pro-apoptotic proteins (e...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046047/apoptosis-pattern-and-alterations-of-expression-of-apoptosis-related-factors-of-supporting-cells-in-k%C3%A3-lliker-s-organ-in-vivo-in-early-stage-after-birth-in-rats
#14
Jun Liu, Linbin Cai, Yuanyuan He, Jun Yang
Kölliker's organ is a temporary but indispensable structure in the development of the cochlea. Supporting cells (SCs) within it release adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP), which may play a crucial role in cochlear development before the onset of hearing. To reveal the apoptosis of Kölliker's organ in new-born rats, we studied the morphological changes and expression of apoptosis-related factors during early postnatal development. We found SCs in Kölliker's organ decreased in number and changed in appearance along the cochlea apex-to-base gradient, and the expression of caspase-3, caspase-8, caspase-9 and bcl-2 in Kölliker's organ of the cochlea fluctuated along the course of postnatal development, with an expression peak at postnatal day 3...
August 7, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045576/activation-of-cannabinoid-receptor-1-is-involved-in-protection-against-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-cerebral-ischaemic-tolerance-induced-by-isoflurane-preconditioning
#15
M Cai, Q Yang, G Li, S Sun, Y Chen, L Tian, H Dong
Background: Isoflurane preconditioning (IPC) induces cerebral ischaemic tolerance, but the mechanism remains poorly understood. The aim of this study was to determine changes in mitochondrial function in the brain after IPC, and whether the cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1R) could be involved in the mechanism of mitochondrial protection mediated by IPC. Methods: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were pretreated with isoflurane 2% for 1 h day-1, for 5 days consecutively, and then subjected to 120 min right middle cerebral artery occlusion...
October 13, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044575/investigation-of-the-effect-of-astaxanthin-on-alveolar-bone-loss-in-experimental-periodontitis
#16
H Balci Yuce, A Lektemur Alpan, F Gevrek, H Toker
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Astaxanthin is a keto-carotenoid that has a strong antioxidant effect. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of astaxanthin on alveolar bone loss and histopathological changes in ligature-induced periodontitis in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Wistar rats were divided into four experimental groups: non-ligated (C, n = 6); ligature only (L, n = 6); ligature and astaxanthin (1 mg/kg/day astaxanthin, AS1 group, n = 8); ligature and astaxanthin (5 mg/kg/day astaxanthin, AS5 group, n = 8)...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043662/stryphnodendron-adstringens-barbatim%C3%A3-o-leaf-fraction-chemical-characterization-antioxidant-activity-and-cytotoxicity-towards-human-breast-cancer-cell-lines
#17
A P L Sabino, L M S Eustáquio, A C F Miranda, C Biojone, T N Mariosa, Cibele Marli Cação Paiva Gouvêa
We evaluated the chemical composition, antioxidant activity, and antitumor potential of a fraction that was isolated from Stryphnodendron adstringens (barbatimão) leaf aqueous extract. Fraction is composed by gallic acid, procyanidin dimer B1, and (-)-epicatechin-3-O-gallate and it exhibits antioxidant and cytotoxic activities. Fraction was cytotoxic against two human breast cancer cell lines, ER (+) and MCF-7 and the triple-negative, MDA-MB-435. The sulforhodamine B assay showed that, as compared to normal control cells, the fraction significantly (P < 0...
October 17, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042987/upregulation-of-yes-associated-protein-and-transcriptional-co-activator-with-pdz-binding-motif-influences-the-behavior-of-lovo-human-colon-adenocarcinoma-cells
#18
Yu Li, Lan Li, Min Zhu, Limin Ye, Qian Yang
The present study aimed to investigate the role of Yes-associated protein (YAP) and transcriptional co-activator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ) in the LOVO human colon adenocarcinoma cell line and explore the underlying mechanisms. First, the expression levels of YAP and TAZ were detected in LOVO cells using reverse-transcription quantitative PCR, and the results suggested that YAP and TAZ were faintly expressed in LOVO cells. To investigate the exact role of YAP and TAZ in LOVO cells, stable YAP- and/or TAZ-overexpressing LOVO cell lines were established using YAP and/or TAZ expression plasmids...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042983/microrna-17-downregulates-expression-of-the-pten-gene-to-promote-the-occurrence-and-development-of-adenomyosis
#19
Haiyan Hu, Huijuan Li, Yuanli He
The aim of the current study was to evaluate the expression of microRNA (miR)-17 in the endometrial tissues of patients with adenomyosis (AM) and determine its biological function in the occurrence and development of the disease. A total of 45 fresh endometrial tissues of AM patients and 32 normal endometrial tissues were collected from healthy controls. The expression of miR-17 was evaluated using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR). The miR-17-targeting gene phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) was predicted using bioinformatics and its expression was evaluated with RT-qPCR and western blot analysis...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042970/effects-of-17-dmag-on-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-cell-apoptosis
#20
Jia-Jia Li, Jing-Jing Zhang, Xiu Wang, Zi-Min Sun
17-dimethylaminoethylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamycin (17-DMAG) is a water soluble, semisynthetic derivative of endotoxin that has anticancer effects. The aim of the present study was to determine whether 17-DMAG enhances the apoptosis of lymphoma cells in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Apoptosis was induced in SU-DHL-4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma cells treated with 17-DMAG, as evaluated by MTT assay and flow cytometry analysis. Apoptosis-associated protein levels were assessed using western blotting, and the results indicated that B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2)-associated protein X (Bax) was upregulated, whereas heat shock protein family A member 5 (HSPA5) and Bcl-2 were downregulated...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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