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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458173/deregulation-of-nrf2-are-signaling-pathway-causes-susceptibility-of-dystrophin-deficient-myotubes-to-menadione-induced-oxidative-stress
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Su Jin Choi, Hye Sun Kim
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X chromosome-linked disorder caused by a mutation in the dystrophin gene. Many previous studies reported that the skeletal muscles of DMD patients were more susceptible to oxidative stress than those of healthy people. However, not much has been known about the responsible mechanism of the differential susceptibility. In this study, we established dystrophin knock-down (DysKD) cell lines by transfection of dystrophin shRNA lentiviral particles into C2 cells and found that DysKD myotubes are more vulnerable to menadione-induced oxidative stress than control myotubes...
February 16, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458017/synergistic-and-additive-effects-of-atra-in-combination-with-different-anti-tumor-compounds
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REVIEW
Eduarda Schultze, Tiago Collares, Caroline Lucas, Fabiana K Seixas
All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), a derivative of vitamin A, has been shown to potentiate cancer chemotherapy due to its ability to induce signals for cell differentiation or death, and inhibit cell proliferation. The combination of ATRA with taxoids, kinase inhibitors, natural compounds, retinoids, ER or HER2 inhibitors, chemotherapeutic drugs, proteasome inhibitors and nanoformulations of tretinoin have demonstrated additive or synergistic effects in anti-cancer activities. The mechanisms by which the compounds exert their synergistic effects depend on the tumor and the cell type...
February 16, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458016/renal-toxicological-evaluations-of-sulphonated-nanocellulose-from-khaya-sengalensis-seed-in-wistar-rats
#3
Adewale Adewuyi, Chiagoziem A Otuechere, Olusegun L Adebayo, Chibuzo Anazodo, Fabiano V Pereira
Nanocellulose is currently gaining attention due to its unique properties. This attention includes its application as building blocks for developing novel functional materials, plant drug and also in drug delivery systems. However, its safety remains largely untested or less understood. Thus, sulphonated nanocellulose (KSS) was prepared from cellulose (KSC) isolated from Khaya senegalensis seed (KS). KS, KSC and KSS were characterized using Fourier transformed infrared (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TG), particle size distribution (PSD), zeta potential and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
February 16, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457739/scutellarein-from-scutellaria-barbata-induces-apoptosis-of-human-colon-cancer-hct116-cells-through-the-ros-mediated-mitochondria-dependent-pathway
#4
Fei Guo, Feng Yang, Yan-Hong Zhu
To search novel therapy for human colon cancer, scutellarein identified from Scutellaria barbata was investigated using HCT116 cells. As a result, scutellarein can induce apoptosis of HCT116 cells. Further investigation for the mechanism has revealed scutellarein can increase the production of intracellular ROS and lead to the collapse of mitochondrial membrane potential. Meanwhile, the activity of caspase-3 in HCT116 cells was elevated by scutellarein. Moreover, down-regulated Bcl-2 and up-regulated Bax were observed...
February 19, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457525/interleukin-1%C3%AE-induces-apoptosis-in-annulus-fibrosus-cells-through-the-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-pathway
#5
Xing Yang, Lei Wang, Zhang-Qin Yuan, Ping-Hui Zhou, Geng-Lei Chu, Bin Li, Jun-Ying Sun
The loss of intervertebral disc (IVD) cells due to excessive apoptosis is a central factor in the process of IVD degeneration. However, whether interleukin-1β (IL-1β) induces apoptosis through the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) pathway in annulus fibrosus cells (AFCs) has not been investigated. In this study, we observed increases in expression of Bax, caspase-3, and caspase-9, and a decrease in expression of Bcl-2 in patients with degenerative IVDs. In vitro, we found that IL-1β induced apoptosis and ERK pathway activation in AFCs...
February 18, 2018: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456710/mechanism-of-apoptosis-induction-associated-with-erk1-2-upregulation-via-goniothalamin-in-melanoma-cells
#6
Suphakorn Tangchirakhaphan, Sukanda Innajak, Sirinun Nilwarangkoon, Nudjaree Tanjapatkul, Wilawan Mahabusrakum, Ramida Watanapokasin
The present study aimed to investigate the effect of goniothalamin on apoptosis induction in the A375 melanoma cell line. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer with increased prevalence and no potential standard treatment. Goniothalamin is a plant, bioactive styrly-lactone, which has various bioactivities including anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer. Apoptosis induction by goniothalamin has been studied in numerous cancer cell lines, however not in the melanoma cell line A375. The results of the MTT assay demonstrated that goniothalamin induced anti-proliferation in a dose dependent manner...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456707/resveratrol-induces-autophagic-apoptosis-via-the-lysosomal-cathepsin-d-pathway-in-human-drug-resistant-k562-adm-leukemia-cells
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Zhewen Zhang, Zhuan Liu, Jing Chen, Juan Yi, Juan Cheng, Wangqing Dun, Hulai Wei
The aim of the present study was to investigate the crosstalk between resveratrol (Res)-induced autophagy and apoptosis, and the molecular pathway by which autophagy leads to apoptotic death in drug-resistant K562/ADM leukemia cells. The viability of K562/ADM cells was determined using the MTT assay. The formation of autophagic vacuoles was detected using transmission electron microscopy and monodansylcadaverine (MDC) staining. Cell apoptosis was evaluated using flow cytometry. The expression of apoptosis- or autophagy-associated proteins was measured using western blotting...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456694/correlation-of-expression-levels-of-caspase-3-and-bcl-2-in-alveolar-lavage-fluid-in-neonatal-respiratory-distress-syndrome-and-prognosis
#8
Yongmei Li, Lu Lin, Qingxi Wang
This study was designed to investigate the correlation between expression levels of cysteine aspartic protease-3 (caspase-3) and B-cell lymphoma gene-2 (Bcl-2) proteins in alveolar lavage fluid and the prognosis of infants with neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). A total of 150 infants with neonatal RDS undergoing alveolar lavages were divided into four groups: RDS1 (group A, n=42), RDS2 (group B, n=38), RDS3 (group C, n=38) and RDS4 (group D, n=32) according to their thoracic X-ray film grading. The oxygen uptake score, oxygenation saturation, mean airway pressure and expression levels of caspase-3 and Bcl-2 in alveolar lavage fluid of the infants in the four groups were measured and compared...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456679/mir-98-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-induces-cell-apoptosis-by-targeting-mapk6-in-huvecs
#9
Chuanxian Hu, Su Huang, Fafu Wu, Hui Ding
The aim of current study was to explore the role of microRNA (miR)-98 in atherosclerosis. Human vascular endothelial cells (HVECs) were isolated from the peripheral blood of healthy volunteers and patients with atherosclerosis. Compared with endothelial cells from the healthy control group, the expression level of mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK)6 was significantly upregulated and miR-98 was downregulated in the endothelial cells of patients with atherosclerosis. The human umbilical vein endothelial cell line (HUVEC) was adopted to perform in vitro studies...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456672/roles-of-autophagy-in-androgen-induced-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-castrated-rats
#10
Rong-Fu Liu, Guo Fu, Jian Li, Yu-Feng Yang, Xue-Gang Wang, Pei-De Bai, Yue-Dong Chen
The present study investigated the role of androgen in the process of androgen-induced prostate hyperplasia in castrated rats and assessed the role of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase/protein kinase B/mechanistic target of rapamycin (PI3K/Akt/mTOR) pathway in this process. Furthermore, the extent to which autophagy may affect the level of androgen-induced benign prostatic hyperplasia was also explored. A total of 40 Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups: Testosterone group, rapamycin group, 3-methyladenine (3-MA) group, and control group...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456668/fpoa-induces-the-apoptosis-of-hepg2-cells
#11
Mingjie Song, Haiying Bao, Tolgor Bau
The triterpenoid 3-acetoxylanosta-8,24-dien-21-oic acid (FPOA) is isolated from the fruiting body of Fomitopsis pinicola . The present study reports that FPOA exerts cytotoxic activity and describes the molecular mechanism of FPOA-induced apoptosis on human HepG2 hepatoma cells. FPOA exhibited significant cytotoxic effects against HepG2, MCF-7 and HeLa cells. However, FPOA was particularly cytotoxic towards HepG2 cells, with a half maximal inhibitory concentration value of 42.10 µM, thus these cells were taken forward for further analysis...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456644/eudesmin-attenuates-helicobacter-pylori-induced-epithelial-autophagy-and-apoptosis-and-leads-to-eradication-of-h-pylori-infection
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Jai-Sing Yang, Chao-Min Wang, Chiu-Hsian Su, Han-Chen Ho, Chiung-Hung Chang, Chang-Hung Chou, Yuan-Man Hsu
Eudesmin has been proven to possess anti-inflammatory effects. In the present study, the effects of eudesmin on Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) -mediated autophagy, apoptosis, immune response and inflammation were determined in human gastric adenocarcinoma (AGS) cells in vitro and in C57BL/6 mice in vivo . Detection of the production of interleukin (IL)-8, IL-1β and immunoglobulin M (IgM) was performed using ELISA. Identification of the activation of apoptosis-associated caspase-3, -8 and -9 proteins, Bcl-2-associated X protein (Bax) and BH3 interacting domain death agonist (Bid) protein, was determined through western blot analysis...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456493/administration-of-ketamine-causes-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-the-rat-fetal-hippocampus-and-in-pc12-cells
#13
Xinran Li, Yanan Li, Jinghua Zhao, Lina Li, Yuxin Wang, Yiming Zhang, Yue Li, Yu Chen, Wenhan Liu, Li Gao
Drug abuse during pregnancy is a serious problem. Like alcohol, anticonvulsants, sedatives, and anesthetics, such as ketamine, can pass through the placental barrier and affect the growing fetus. However, the mechanism by which ketamine causes damage to fetal rats is not well understood. Therefore, in this study, we anesthetized pregnant rats with ketamine and evaluated the Total Antioxidant Capacity (T-AOC), Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), and Malondialdehyde (MDA). Moreover, we determined changes in the levels of Cleaved-Caspase-3 (C-Caspase-3), Beclin-1, B-cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2), Bcl-2 Associated X Protein (Bax), Autophagy-related gene 4 (Atg4), Atg5, p62 (SQSTM1), and marker of autophagy Light Chain 3 (LC3)...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456111/methyllucidone-inhibits-stat3-activity-by-regulating-the-expression-of-the-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-meg2-in-du145-prostate-carcinoma-cells
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Yena Jin, Young Hwan Kim, Jin Yong Park, Yu-Jin Lee, Hyun-Mi Oh, Sung-Kyu Choi, Dong Cho Han, Byoung-Mog Kwon
During the search for signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) inhibitors from natural products, methyllucidone, isolated from Lindera species (Lauraceae), was identified as a STAT3 inhibitor. Methyllucidone inhibited STAT3 phosphorylation at tyrosine 705 in a dose- and time dependent manner in DU145 prostate cancer cells and suppressed IL-6-induced STAT3 phosphorylation at Tyr-705 in LNCaP cells. Methyllucidone decreased the expression levels of STAT3 target genes, such as cyclin D1, cyclin A, Bcl-2, Mcl-1, and survivin...
February 8, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455107/helios-expression-in-regulatory-t-cells-promotes-immunosuppression-angiogenesis-and-the-growth-of-leukemia-cells-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#15
Xue Li, Dong Li, Xiaoyang Huang, Panpan Zhou, Qing Shi, Bing Zhang, Xiuli Ju
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) characterized by the transcription factor forkhead box P3 (FoxP3) are crucial for maintaining immune tolerance and preventing autoimmunity. However, FoxP3 does not function alone and Helios is considered a potential candidate for defining Treg subsets. In this study, we investigated the expression and function of Helios for identifying Tregs in childhood precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (pre-B ALL). Our results demonstrated that patients with pre-B ALL had a higher percentage of Helios+ FoxP3+ CD4+ Tregs...
February 14, 2018: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454912/anticancer-effect-of-petroleum-ether-extract-from-bidens-pilosa-l-and-its-constituent-s-analysis-by-gc-ms
#16
Yiwei Shen, Zhouliang Sun, Peiying Shi, Gang Wang, Youjia Wu, Shaoguang Li, Yanjie Zheng, Liying Huang, Liqing Lin, Xinhua Lin, Hong Yao
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Bidens pilosa L, belonging to the family of Acanthaceae, has been used as an anticancer medicine in folk in China. In our preliminary experiments, the petroleum ether extract from B. pilosa showed good cytotoxic activity to human lung cancer A549 cell. However, to date, it's lack of the further study on antitumor effect, mechanism and active substances composition of the petroleum ether extract of B. pilosa. AIM OF THE STUDY: The study aimed to evaluate the anti-lung cancer efficacy of the petroleum ether extract from B...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454849/escmid-study-group-for-infections-in-compromised-hosts-esgich-consensus-document-on-the-safety-of-targeted-and-biological-therapies-an-infectious-diseases-perspective-intracellular-signaling-pathways-tyrosine-kinase-and-mtor-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Mark Reinwald, Jose T Silva, Nicolas J Mueller, Jesús Fortún, Christian Garzoni, Johan W de Fijter, Mario Fernández-Ruiz, Paolo Grossi, Jose María Aguado
BACKGROUND: The present review is part of the ESCMID Study Group for Infections in Compromised Hosts (ESGICH) Consensus Document on the safety of targeted and biological therapies. AIMS: To review, from an Infectious Diseases perspective, the safety profile of therapies targeting different intracellular signaling pathways and to suggest preventive recommendations. SOURCES: Computer-based MEDLINE searches with MeSH terms pertaining to each agent or therapeutic family...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454613/isoquercetin-attenuates-oxidative-stress-and-neuronal-apoptosis-after-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-nrf2-mediated-inhibition-of-the-nox4-ros-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#18
Yunyi Dai, Haojie Zhang, Jianping Zhang, Mingguang Yan
Isoquercetin (Iso) has been found to have neuroprotective effects against cerebral ischemic stroke. However, the exact molecular mechanism underlying its neuroprotective ability remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the neuroprotective effects of Iso in primary culture of rat hippocampal neurons exposed to oxygen and glucose deprivation and reperfusion (OGD/R) injury and in rats subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion and reperfusion (MCAO/R) injury. We found that rats treated with Iso exhibited a lower degree of infarct volume, and brain water content than the vehicle-treated rats...
February 15, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454324/investigation-of-the-anti-cataractogenic-mechanisms-of-curcumin-through-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-studies
#19
Jing Cao, Tao Wang, Meng Wang
BACKGROUND: Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in elderly people worldwide, especially in developing countries. Studies to identify strategies that can prevent or retard cataract formation are urgently required. This study aimed to investigate the potential mechanism of the cytoprotective effects of curcumin in in vivo and in vitro experiments. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups: the control group, the model group (administered 20 μmol/kg sodium selenite), and the curcumin group (pretreated with 75 mg/kg body weight curcumin 24 h prior to the administration of sodium selenite)...
February 17, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454288/apocynum-venetum-leaf-extract-reverses-depressive-like-behaviors-in-chronically-stressed-rats-by-inhibiting-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis
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Xiangting Li, Ting Wu, Zhonghai Yu, Tingting Li, Jingsi Zhang, Zhennian Zhang, Min Cai, Wen Zhang, Jun Xiang, Dingfang Cai
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common but serious psychiatric disorder, but current treatments are inadequate for approximately half of the patients with MDD. Thus, better methods of treatment are urgently needed. This study aimed to investigate the antidepressant-like effects and potential mechanism of Apocynum venetum leaf extract (AVLE) in chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) rat model of depression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The CUMS rat model of depression was used to investigate the antidepressant-like activity and relevant mechanism of AVLE (30, 60, and 125 mg/kg, i...
February 14, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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