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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337557/mir-9-enhances-the-sensitivity-of-a549-cells-to-cisplatin-by-inhibiting-autophagy
#1
Yan Zhang, Xia Meng, Cheng Li, Zhoulin Tan, Xinwei Guo, Zhiting Zhang, Tao Xi
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate that miR-9 inhibits autophagy by down-regulating Beclin1 and thus enhances the sensitivity of A549 cells to cisplatin. RESULTS: MiR-9 inhibited Beclin1 expression by binding to its 3'UTR. The inhibition decreased the cisplatin-induced autophagy in A549 cells, evidenced by the decreased expression of LC3II and GFP-LC3 puncta and the increased expression of P62. Upregulation of miR-9 level enhanced the sensibility of A549 cells to cisplatin and increased the cisplatin-induced apoptosis...
March 23, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323206/ligands-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-alpha-promote-glutamate-transporter-1-endocytosis-in-astrocytes
#2
Hui-Ting Huang, Chih-Kai Liao, Wen-Tai Chiu, Shun-Fen Tzeng
Astrocytes, a stellate-shape glial population in the central nervous system (CNS), maintain glutamate homeostasis in adult CNS by undergoing glutamate uptake at the synapse through their glutamate transporter-1 (GLT-1). Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPARα) can be activated by endogenous saturated fatty acids to regulate astrocytic lipid metabolism and functions. However, it is unclear if PPARα can exert the regulatory action on GLT-1 expression in astrocytes. This study showed that treatment with palmitic acid (PA) and the other two PPARα agonists (GW 7647 and WY 14,643) caused no change in the morphology of astrocytes, whereas membranous GLT-1 protein levels in astrocytes were significantly decreased by PA and PPARα agonists...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323008/sub-chronic-variable-stress-induces-sex-specific-effects-on-glutamatergic-synapses-in-the-nucleus-accumbens
#3
Anna Brancato, Dana Bregman, H Francisica Ahn, Madeline L Pfau, Caroline Menard, Carla Cannizzaro, Scott J Russo, Georgia E Hodes
Men and women manifest different symptoms of depression and under current diagnostic criteria, depression is twice as prevalent in woman. However, little is known of the mechanisms contributing to these important sex differences. Sub-chronic variable stress (SCVS), a rodent model of depression, induces depression-like behaviors in female mice only, modelling clinical evidence of higher susceptibility to mood disorders in women. Accumulating evidence indicates that altered neuroplasticity of excitatory synapses in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) is a key pathophysiological feature of susceptibility to social stress in males...
March 17, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322744/basal-ryanodine-receptor-activity-suppresses-autophagic-flux
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Tim Vervliet, Isabel Pintelon, Kirsten Welkenhuyzen, Martin D Bootman, Hiroko Bannai, Katsuhiko Mikoshiba, Wim Martinet, Nael Nadif Kasri, Jan B Parys, Geert Bultynck
The inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors (IP3Rs) and intracellular Ca(2+) signaling are critically involved in regulating different steps of autophagy, a lysosomal degradation pathway. The ryanodine receptors (RyR), intracellular Ca(2+)-release channels mainly expressed in excitable cell types including muscle and neurons, have however not yet been extensively studied in relation to autophagy. Yet, aberrant expression and excessive activity of RyRs in these tissues has been implicated in the onset of several diseases including Alzheimer's disease, where impaired autophagy regulation contributes to the pathology...
March 16, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318635/the-application-of-infrared-imaging-and-optical-coherence-tomography-of-the-lacrimal-punctum-in-patients-undergoing-punctoplasty-for-epiphora
#5
Hannah M Timlin, Pearse A Keane, Geoffrey E Rose, Daniel G Ezra
PURPOSE: To determine the application of imaging the stenotic lacrimal punctum with infrared photographs and optical coherence tomography (OCT) and to identify characteristics of the lacrimal punctum in patients who benefit from punctoplasty. DESIGN: Case-control study. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty patients with epiphora who were listed for punctoplasty and 20 healthy controls. METHODS: Prospectively, 20 patients listed for punctoplasty were asked to rate their epiphora, using the Munk score, before and after punctoplasty...
March 16, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301277/evidence-that-orai1-does-not-contribute-to-store-operated-trpc1-channels-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
#6
Jian Shi, Francesc Miralles, Jean-Pierre Kinet, Lutz Birnbaumer, William A Large, Anthony P Albert
Ca(2+)-permeable store-operated channels (SOCs) mediate Ca(2+) entry pathways which are involved in many cellular functions such as contraction, growth, and proliferation. Prototypical SOCs are formed of Orai1 proteins and are activated by the endo/sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) sensor stromal interaction molecule 1 (STIM1). There is considerable debate about whether canonical transient receptor potential 1 (TRPC1) proteins also form store-operated channels (SOCs), and if they do, is Orai1 involved. We recently showed that stimulation of TRPC1-based SOCs involves store depletion inducing STIM1-evoked Gαq/PLCβ1 activity in contractile vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs)...
March 16, 2017: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294332/autophagy-mediates-cytotoxicity-of-human-colorectal-cancer-cells-treated-with-garcinielliptone-fc
#7
Shen-Jeu Won, Cheng-Hsin Yen, Ting-Yu Lin, Ya-Fen Jiang-Shieh, Chun-Nan Lin, Jyun-Ti Chen, Chun-Li Su
The tautomeric pair of garcinielliptone FC (GFC) is a novel tautomeric pair of polyprenyl benzophenonoid isolated from the pericarps of Garcinia subelliptica Merr. (G. subelliptica, Clusiaceae), a tree with abundant sources of polyphenols. Our previous report demonstrated that GFC induced apoptosis on various types of human cancer cell lines including chemoresistant human colorectal cancer HT-29 cells. In the present study, we observed that many autophagy-related genes in GFC-treated HT-29 cells were up- and down-regulated using a cDNA microarray containing oncogenes and kinase genes...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288416/induction-of-reactive-oxygen-species-stimulated-distinctive-autophagy-by-chelerythrine-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#8
Zheng-Hai Tang, Wen-Xiang Cao, Zhao-Yu Wang, Jia-Hong Lu, Bo Liu, Xiuping Chen, Jin-Jian Lu
Chelerythrine (CHE), a natural benzo[c]phenanthridine alkaloid, shows anti-cancer effect through a number of mechanisms. Herein, the effect and mechanism of the CHE-induced autophagy, a type II programmed cell death, in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells were studied for the first time. CHE induced cell viability decrease, colony formation inhibition, and apoptosis in a concentration-dependent manner in NSCLC A549 and NCI-H1299 cells. In addition, CHE triggered the expression of phosphatidylethanolamine-modified microtubule-associated protein light-chain 3 (LC3-II)...
March 9, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287145/hyaluronan-synthesis-by-developing-cortical-neurons-in-vitro
#9
Tania M Fowke, Rashika N Karunasinghe, Ji-Zhong Bai, Shawn Jordan, Alistair J Gunn, Justin M Dean
Hyaluronan is a linear glycosaminoglycan that forms the backbone of perineuronal nets around neurons in the cerebral cortex. However, it remains controversial whether neurons are capable of independent hyaluronan synthesis. Herein, we examined the expression of hyaluronan and hyaluronan synthases (HASs) throughout cortical neuron development in vitro. Enriched cultures of cortical neurons were established from E16 rats. Neurons were collected at days in vitro (DIV) 0 (4 h), 1, 3, 7, 14, and 21 for qPCR or immunocytochemistry...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274614/metformin-represses-glucose-starvation-induced-autophagic-response-in-microvascular-endothelial-cells-and-promotes-cell-death
#10
Samson Mathews Samuel, Suparna Ghosh, Yasser Majeed, Gnanapragasam Arunachalam, Mohamed M Emara, Hong Ding, Chris R Triggle
Metformin, the most frequently administered drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, is being investigated for its potential in the treatment of various types of cancer; however, the cellular basis for this putative anti-cancer action remains controversial. In the current study we examined the effect of metformin on endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and autophagy in glucose-starved micro-vascular endothelial cells (MECs). The rationale for our experimental protocol is that in a growing tumor MECs are subjected to hypoxia and nutrient/glucose starvation that results from the reduced supply and relatively high consumption of glucose...
March 6, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266023/astragaloside-ii-sensitizes-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-to-5-fluorouracil-via-suppression-of-autophagy
#11
Meng Wang, Can Huang, Yong Su, Cui Yang, Quan Xia, Du-Juan Xu
OBJECTIVES: Inhibition of autophagy has been increasingly recognized as a potential therapeutic approach against cancer. Our previous reports showed that Astragaloside II improves hepatic cancer cells resistance by downregulating MDR1 and P-gp .The purpose of this study was to further investigated the effect of autophagy on AS-II reversing multidrug resistance and its molecular mechanism in hepatocellular carcinoma cells in vitro. METHODS: Bel-7402 and Bel-7402/FU cell lines were used in this study...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258110/planar-cell-polarity-effector-fritz-interacts-with-dishevelled-and-has-multiple-functions-in-regulating-pcp
#12
Ying Wang, Victor F Naturale, Paul N Adler
The Planar cell Polarity Effector (PPE) genes inturned, fuzzy and fritz are downstream components in the frizzled/starry night signaling pathway, and their function is instructed by upstream Planar Cell Polarity (PCP) core genes such as frizzled and disheveled PPE proteins accumulate asymmetrically in wing cells and function in a protein complex mediated by direct interactions between In and Frtz and In and Fy. How the PCP proteins instruct the accumulation of PPE protein is unknown. We found a likely direct interaction between Dishevelled and Fritz and Dishevelled and Fuzzy that could play a role in this...
March 3, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258023/importance-of-ros-mediated-autophagy-in-determining-apoptotic-cell-death-induced-by-physapubescin-b
#13
Jian Xu, Yihua Wu, Guang Lu, Shujun Xie, Zhongjun Ma, Zhe Chen, Han-Ming Shen, Dajing Xia
Physapubescin B, a steroidal compound extracted from the plant Physalis pubescens L. (Solanaceae), has been reported to possess anti-cancer potential, whereas the molecular mechanism remains elusive. In this study, we first demonstrated that physapubescin B induced autophagy in human cancer cells based on the evidence that physapubescin B increased lipidation of microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3) as well as number of GFP-LC3 puncta. We further examined the molecular mechanisms and found that physapubescin B enhanced the autophagic flux through promotion of reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated suppression of mammalian target of rapamycin complex I (mTORC1), the key negative regulator of autophagy...
February 24, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254665/early-stage-autophagy-protects-nucleus-pulposus-cells-from-glucose-deprivation-induced-degeneration-via-the-p-eif2%C3%AE-atf4-pathway
#14
Hongze Chang, Feng Cai, Yan Zhang, Mintao Xue, Liang Liu, Anli Yang, Xiaodong Liu
Autophagy is a double-edged sword in cellular survival, but its effects on nucleus pulposus (NP) cells are yet to be clarified. This study explored the role and molecular mechanisms of autophagy in the survival of NP cells under nutrient deprivation. Glucose limitation induced time-dependent morphological changes, proteoglycan degradation, and apoptosis in NP cells. Glucose deprivation triggered the activation of early-stage autophagy, evident as increases in LC3-II and ATG12-ATG5 expression and the number of GFP-LC3 puncta...
February 27, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253978/use-of-phlurorin-mkate2-human-lc3-to-monitor-autophagic-responses
#15
I Tanida, T Ueno, Y Uchiyama
In this chapter, we introduce the usage of pHluorin-mKate2-human LC3 for monitoring autophagy. Using EGFP and RFP, tandem fluorescent protein-tagged LC3 has been generated for monitoring autophagic structures. A critical point for this purpose is the sensitivity of the green fluorescent protein to acidic pH. A super-ecliptic pHluorin is most sensitive to acidic pH among EGFP, mWasabi, and pHluorin, indicating pHluorin is most suitable for monitoring autophagic structures. During autophagy, green-positive and red-positive fluorescent puncta of pHluorin-mKate2-human LC3 indicate signals of preautophagosomes and autophagosomes...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251925/the-rhogap-protein-arhgap18-senex-localises-to-microtubules-and-regulates-their-stability-in-endothelial-cells
#16
Michael D Lovelace, Elizabeth E Powter, Paul R Coleman, Yang Zhao, Amelia Parker, Garry H Chang, Angelina J Lay, Julie Hunter, Aaron P McGrath, Mika Jormakka, Patrick Bertolino, Geoffrey McCaughan, Maria Kavallaris, Mathew A Vadas, Jennifer R Gamble
RhoGTPases are important regulators of the cell cytoskeleton, controlling cell shape, migration and proliferation. Previously, we showed ARHGAP18 in endothelial cells is important in cell junctions. Here we show using structured illumination microscopy (SIM), ground state depletion (GSD) and total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) that a proportion of ARHGAP18 localises to microtubules in endothelial cells as well as non-endothelial cells, an association confirmed biochemically. In endothelial cells some ARHGAP18 puncta also colocalised to Weibel-Palade Bodies on the microtubules...
March 1, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251674/microglial-repopulation-resolves-inflammation-and-promotes-brain-recovery-after-injury
#17
Rachel A Rice, Jason Pham, Rafael J Lee, Allison R Najafi, Brian L West, Kim N Green
Microglia mediate chronic neuroinflammation following central nervous system (CNS) disease or injury, and in doing so, damage the local brain environment by impairing recovery and contributing to disease processes. Microglia are critically dependent on signaling through the colony-stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R) and can be eliminated via administration of CSF1R inhibitors. Resolving chronic neuroinflammation represents a universal goal for CNS disorders, but long-term microglial elimination may not be amenable to clinical use...
March 2, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250118/imaging-hiv-1-genomic-dna-from-entry-through-productive-infection
#18
Ryan D Stultz, Jennifer J Cenker, David McDonald
In order to track the fate of HIV-1 particles from early entry events through productive infection, we developed a method to visualize HIV-1 DNA reverse transcription complexes by incorporation and fluorescent labeling of the thymidine analog 5-ethynyl-2' -deoxyuridine (EdU) into nascent viral DNA during cellular entry. Monocyte-derived macrophages were chosen as natural targets of HIV-1 which do not divide and therefore do not incorporate the EdU into chromosomal DNA, which would obscure detection of intranuclear HIV-1 genomes...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240257/atlastin-regulates-store-operated-calcium-entry-for-nerve-growth-factor-induced-neurite-outgrowth
#19
Jing Li, Bing Yan, Hongjiang Si, Xu Peng, Shenyuan L Zhang, Junjie Hu
Homotypic membrane fusion of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is mediated by a class of dynamin-like GTPases known as atlastin (ATL). Depletion of or mutations in ATL cause an unbranched ER morphology and hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a neurodegenerative disease characterized by axon shortening in corticospinal motor neurons and progressive spasticity of the lower limbs. How ER shaping is linked to neuronal defects is poorly understood. Here, we show that dominant-negative mutants of ATL1 in PC-12 cells inhibit nerve growth factor (NGF)-induced neurite outgrowth...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237877/osimertinib-induces-autophagy-and-apoptosis-via-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#20
Zheng-Hai Tang, Wen-Xiang Cao, Min-Xia Su, Xiuping Chen, Jin-Jian Lu
Osimertinib (OSI), also known as AZD9291, is a third-generation epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor that has been approved for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients harboring EGFR T790M mutation. Herein, we indicated for the first time that OSI increased the accumulations of cytoplasmic vacuoles, the expression of phosphatidylethanolamine-modified microtubule-associated protein light-chain 3 (LC3-II), and the formation of GFP-LC3 puncta in various cancer cells...
February 22, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
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