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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775715/extraction-characterization-and-immunomodulatory-property-of-pectic-polysaccharide-from-pomegranate-peels-enzymatic-vs-conventional-approach
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Hassan Ahmadi Gavlighi, Mehdi Tabarsa, SangGuan You, Utoomporn Surayot, Maryam Ghaderi-Ghahfarokhi
Molecular characteristics, structural properties and immunostimulatory activities of polysaccharides from pomegranate peel were evaluated after 0.1 M HCl, Cellic CTec2 and buffer extractions. The isolated polysaccharides were mainly formed of neutral sugars (32.1%-51.1%) and uronic acids (19.9%-30.8%) as well as varying levels of proteins (15.0%-39.5%). Different levels of sugars including glucose (44.9%-68.1%), galactose (14.6%-19.4%), mannose (3.4%-18.1%), arabinose (3.1%-18.1%) and rhamnose (3.5-6.0%) constructed the structure of isolated polysaccharides...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774109/sik2-attenuates-proliferation-and-survival-of-breast-cancer-cells-with-simultaneous-perturbation-of-mapk-and-pi3k-akt-pathways
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Neslihan Zohrap, Özge Saatci, Burcak Ozes, Ipek Coban, Hasan Murat Atay, Esra Battaloglu, Özgür Şahin, Kuyas Bugra
Salt Inducible Kinase2 (SIK2) has been shown to contribute to tumorigenesis in multiple tumor types in a dichotomous manner. However, little is known about its contribution to breast malignancies. Here, we report SIK2 as a potential tumor suppressor in breast cancer whose expression was reduced in tumor tissues and breast cancer cell lines compared to normal counterparts. In vitro loss- and gain-of-function experiments combined with xenograft studies demonstrated that SIK2-mediated attenuation of proliferation and survival of breast cancer cells with parallel inhibition of both Ras/Erk and PI3K/Akt pathways...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774106/hematopoietic-restricted-ptpn11e76k-reveals-indolent-mpn-progression-in-mice
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Stefan P Tarnawsky, Wen-Mei Yu, Cheng-Kui Qu, Rebecca J Chan, Mervin C Yoder
Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML) is a pediatric myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) that has a poor prognosis. Somatic mutations in Ptpn11 are the most frequent cause of JMML and they commonly occur in utero . Animal models of mutant Ptpn11 have probed the signaling pathways that contribute to JMML. However, existing models may inappropriately exacerbate MPN features by relying on non-hematopoietic-restricted Cre-loxP strains or transplantations into irradiated recipients. In this study we generate hematopoietic-restricted models of Ptpn11E76K-mediated disease using Csf1r-MCM and Flt3Cre...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774100/differential-proteomic-profile-of-leukemic-cd34-progenitor-cells-from-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-patients
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Maria Rosaria Ricciardi, Valentina Salvestrini, Roberto Licchetta, Simone Mirabilii, Mattia Forcato, Gabriele Gugliotta, Simona Salati, Fausto Castagnetti, Gianantonio Rosti, Massimo Breccia, Giuliana Alimena, Rossella Manfredini, Silvio Bicciato, Roberto Massimo Lemoli, Agostino Tafuri
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) is a stem cell disease sustained by a rare population of quiescent cells which are to some extent resistant to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). BCR-ABL oncogene activates multiple cross-talking signal transduction pathways (STP), such as RAS/MEK/ERK, PI3K/Akt, Wnt and STAT5, contributing to abnormal proliferation of clonal cells. From this perspective, the aim of this study was to analyze the expression and activation profile of STP involved in the mechanisms of cell proliferation/quiescence and survival of the progenitor CD34+ cells from chronic phase (CP) CML...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774099/camptothecin-induces-g-2-m-phase-arrest-through-the-atm-chk2-cdc25c-axis-as-a-result-of-autophagy-induced-cytoprotection-implications-of-reactive-oxygen-species
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Rajapaksha Gedara Prasad Tharanga Jayasooriya, Matharage Gayani Dilshara, Ilandarage Menu Neelaka Molagoda, Cheol Park, Sang Rul Park, Seungheon Lee, Yung Hyun Choi, Gi-Young Kim
In the present study, we report that camptothecin (CPT) caused irreversible cell cycle arrest at the G2 /M phase, and was associated with decreased levels of cell division cycle 25C (Cdc25C) and increased levels of cyclin B1, p21, and phospho-H3. Interestingly, the reactive oxygen species (ROS) inhibitor, glutathione, decreased CPT-induced G2 /M phase arrest and moderately induced S phase arrest, indicating that the ROS is required for the regulation of CPT-induced G2 /M phase arrest. Furthermore, transient knockdown of nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), in the presence of CPT, increased the ROS' level and further shifted the cell cycle from early S phase to the G2 /M phase, indicating that Nrf2 delayed the S phase in response to CPT...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774094/selumetinib-based-therapy-in-uveal-melanoma-patient-derived-xenografts
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Didier Decaudin, Rania El Botty, Béré Diallo, Gerald Massonnet, Justine Fleury, Adnan Naguez, Chloé Raymondie, Emma Davies, Aaron Smith, Joanne Wilson, Colin Howes, Paul D Smith, Nathalie Cassoux, Sophie Piperno-Neumann, Sergio Roman-Roman, Fariba Némati
The prognosis of metastatic uveal melanoma (UM) is among the worst of all human cancers. The identification of near-ubiquitous GNAQ/GNA11 mutations and the activation of MAPK signaling in UM have raised hopes of more effective, targeted therapies, based on MEK inhibition, for example. We evaluated the potential of drug combinations to increase the efficacy of the MEK inhibitor selumetinib (AZD6244, ARRY-142886), in UM cell lines and Patient-Derived Xenografts. We first evaluated the combination of selumetinib and DTIC...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773601/combinatorial-targeting-of-xpo1-and-flt3-exerts-synergistic-anti-leukemia-effects-through-induction-of-differentiation-and-apoptosis-in-flt3-mutated-acute-myeloid-leukemias-from-concept-to-clinical-trial
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Weiguo Zhang, Charlie Ly, Jo Ishizawa, Hong Mu, Vivian Ruvolo, Sharon Shacham, Naval Daver, Michael Andreeff
Targeted therapies against FLT3-mutated acute myeloid leukemia have shown limited clinical efficacy primarily because of the acquisition of secondary mutations in FLT3 and persistent activation of downstream pro-survival pathways such as MEK/ERK, PI3K/AKT, and STAT5. Activation of these additional kinases may also result in phosphorylation of tumor suppressor proteins promoting their nuclear export. Thus, co-targeting nuclear export proteins (i.e., XPO1) and FLT3 concomitantly may be therapeutically effective...
May 17, 2018: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773595/therapeutic-effects-of-the-novel-subtype-selective-histone-deacetylase-hdac-inhibitor-chidamide-on-myeloma-associated-bone-disease
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Jingsong He, Qingxiao Chen, Huiyao Gu, Jing Chen, Enfan Zhang, Xing Guo, Xi Huang, Haimeng Yan, DongHua He, Yang Yang, Yi Zhao, Gang Wang, Huang He, Qing Yi, Zhen Cai
Histone deacetylases are promising therapeutic targets in hematological malignancies. In the present work, we investigated the effect of chidamide, a new subtype-selective histone deacetylase inhibitor that was independently produced in China, on multiple myeloma and its associated bone diseases using different models. The cytotoxicity of chidamide toward myeloma is due to its induction of cell apoptosis and cell cycle arrest by increasing the levels of caspase family proteins, including p21 and p27, among others...
May 17, 2018: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772703/alpha-mangostin-improves-insulin-secretion-and-protects-ins-1-cells-from-streptozotocin-induced-damage
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Dahae Lee, Young-Mi Kim, Kiwon Jung, Young-Won Chin, Ki Sung Kang
Alpha (α)-mangostin, a yellow crystalline powder with a xanthone core structure, is isolated from mangosteen ( Garcinia mangostana ), which is a tropical fruit of great nutritional value. The aim of the present study was to investigate the anti-diabetic effects of α-mangostin and to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying its effect on pancreatic beta (β)-cell dysfunction. To assess the effects of α-mangostin on insulin production, rat pancreatic INS-1 cells were treated with non-toxic doses of α-mangostin (1⁻10 μM) and its impact on insulin signaling was examined by Western blotting...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772645/anticancer-activity-of-euplotin-c-isolated-from-the-marine-ciliate-euplotes-crassus-against-human-melanoma-cells
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Sara Carpi, Beatrice Polini, Giulio Poli, Gabriela Alcantara Barata, Stefano Fogli, Antonella Romanini, Tiziano Tuccinardi, Graziano Guella, Francesco Paolo Frontini, Paola Nieri, Graziano Di Giuseppe
Cutaneous melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer, so new cytotoxic weapons against novel targets in melanoma are of great interest. Euplotin C (EC), a cytotoxic secondary metabolite of the marine ciliate Euplotes crassus , was evaluated in the present study on human cutaneous melanoma cells to explore its anti-melanoma activity and to gain more insight into its mechanism of action. EC exerted a marked cytotoxic effect against three different human melanoma cell lines (A375, 501Mel and MeWo) with a potency about 30-fold higher than that observed in non-cancer cells (HDFa cells)...
May 16, 2018: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772445/the-protective-role-of-all-transretinoic-acid-atra-against-colorectal-cancer-development-is-achieved-via-increasing-mir-3666-expression-and-decreasing-e2f7-expression
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Weihong Liu, Yanqiu Song, Chenggui Zhang, Pengfei Gao, Bisheng Huang, Jianfang Yang
OBJECTIVE: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignancies with high morbidity and mortality rates worldwide. This study aimed to investigate whether miR-3666 was involved in inhibitory effects of all-transretinoic acid (ATRA) on the development of colorectal cancer (CRC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Surgical specimens of CRC tissues and adjacent non-tumor mucosa were collected for determining miR-3666 expression. Human CRC HCT116 cells were treated with different doses of ATRA (10, 20, 40, and 60 μM, respectively) and/or transfected with miR-3666 mimic, miR-3666 inhibitor, E2F7 siRNAs or their controls, respectively...
May 14, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772252/sulfiredoxin-1-enhances-cardiac-progenitor-cell-survival-against-oxidative-stress-via-the-upregulation-of-the-erk-nrf2-signal-pathway
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Xiuchun Li, Pan He, Xiaoliang Wang, Shuning Zhang, Neil Devejian, Edward Bennett, Chuanxi Cai
Cardiac stem/progenitor cells (CPCs) have recently emerged as a potentially transformative regenerative medicine to repair the infarcted heart. However, the limited survival of donor cells is one of the major challenges for CPC therapy. Our recent research effort on preconditioning human CPCs (hCPCs) with cobalt protoporphyrin (CoPP) indicated that sulfiredoxin-1 (SRXN1) is upregulated upon preconditioning aldehyde dehydrogenase bright hCPCs (ALDHbr -hCPCs) with CoPP. Further studies demonstrated that overexpressing SRXN1 enhanced the survival capacity for ALDHbr -hCPCs...
May 14, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772238/tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-fascin1-expression-facilitates-the-migration-and-invasion-of-kidney-carcinoma-cells-through-erk-and-jnk-signaling-pathways
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Jianyu Yang, Naiwen Zhang, Ruxu Gao, Yuyan Zhu, Zhe Zhang, Xiaolong Xu, Jianfeng Wang, Zeliang Li, Xiankui Liu, Zhenhua Li, Jun Li, Jianbin Bi, Chuize Kong
Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) plays a crucial role in the signaling network that controls cellular invasion and motility capability during tumor development. To investigate whether fascin1 plays a crucial role in TGF-β1-facilitated invasion and migration of kidney cancer cells (KCC), real-time PCR and western blotting were used to test the fascin1 expression after TGF-β1 treatment (10 ng/ml) in 769-P and OSRC cells. Fascin1 was silenced using the small interfering RNA (siRNA) technique. Cytoskeleton staining was used to test the change of Cytoskeleton...
May 14, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772059/the-orphan-g-protein-coupled-receptor-75-signaling-is-activated-by-the-chemokine-ccl5
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Simona Dedoni, Lee A Campbell, Brandon K Harvey, Valeria Avdoshina, Italo Mocchetti
The chemokine CCL5 prevents neuronal cell death mediated both by amyloid β, as well as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) viral proteins gp120 and Tat. Because CCL5 binds to CCR5, CCR3 and/or CCR1 receptors, it is unclear which of these receptors plays a role in neuroprotection. Indeed, CCL5 also has neuroprotective activity in cells lacking these receptors. CCL5 may bind to a G protein-coupled receptor 75 (GPR75), which encodes for a 540 amino-acid orphan receptor of the Gqα family. In this study, we have used SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells to characterize whether CCL5 could activate a Gq signaling through GPR75...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770473/icotinib-enhances-lung-cancer-cell-radiosensitivity-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-inhibiting-mapk-erk-and-akt-activation
#15
Yonghong Fu, Sen Zhang, Dongjie Wang, Jing Wang
Icotinib hydrochloride is a small epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) that was developed by Chinese scientists. While clinical trials have revealed its efficacy in the treatment of lung cancer, very little is known about its role in enhancing radiosensitivity. In this study, we investigated the effectiveness of Icotinib in enhancing lung cancer cell radiosensitivity and have detailed its underlying molecular mechanism. The lung cancer cell line H1650 was pretreated with or without Icotinib for 24 hours before radiation, and clonogenic survival assay was performed...
May 16, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769604/macrophage-cytokines-enhance-cell-proliferation-of-normal-prostate-epithelial-cells-through-activation-of-erk-and-akt
#16
Tu Dang, Geou-Yarh Liou
Macrophage infiltrations (inflammation) are associated with prostate disorders such as prostatitis, prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer. All prostate disorders have elevated cell proliferation, and are initiated from normal prostate epithelial cells. To date, the mechanism of how macrophages regulate normal prostate epithelial cell proliferation remains largely unknown. Using a 3D co-culture system, we here show that Raw 264.7 macrophages increased cell proliferation of normal prostate epithelial PZ-HPV-7 cells...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769519/optical-functionalization-of-human-class-a-orphan-g-protein-coupled-receptors
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Maurizio Morri, Inmaculada Sanchez-Romero, Alexandra-Madelaine Tichy, Stephanie Kainrath, Elliot J Gerrard, Priscila P Hirschfeld, Jan Schwarz, Harald Janovjak
G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) form the largest receptor family, relay environmental stimuli to changes in cell behavior and represent prime drug targets. Many GPCRs are classified as orphan receptors because of the limited knowledge on their ligands and coupling to cellular signaling machineries. Here, we engineer a library of 63 chimeric receptors that contain the signaling domains of human orphan and understudied GPCRs functionally linked to the light-sensing domain of rhodopsin. Upon stimulation with visible light, we identify activation of canonical cell signaling pathways, including cAMP-, Ca2+ -, MAPK/ERK-, and Rho-dependent pathways, downstream of the engineered receptors...
May 16, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769163/dauricine-combined-with-clindamycin-inhibits-severe-pneumonia-co-infected-by-influenza-virus-h5n1-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#18
Hui Li, Xin Chen, Shu-Jun Zhou
Dauricine, isolated from Menispermum dauricum, has been widely used for treatment of various diseases, including cardiac ischemia and inflammation-related diseases. However, little is known regarding to the effect of dauricine on severe pneumonia. Therefore, the aim was to investigate the effect of dauricine on severe pneumonia and its mechanism during progress. Herein, H5N1 and Streptococcus pneumoniae (D39) were conducted to induce severe pneumonia in both BEAS-2B cells and mice. In vitro, dauricine reversed the protein and mRNA expressions of TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-1β, examined by ELISA and qRT-PCR assay, respectively...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768726/ribes-nigrum-l-prevents-uvb-mediated-photoaging-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts-potential-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-activity
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Lu Li, Eunson Hwang, Hien T T Ngo, Seul A Seo, Pei Lin, Wei Gao, Ying Liu, Tae-Hoo Yi
Black currants (Ribes nigrum L, RN) are known as a "super fruit" to possess for their many potential health benefits such as the alleviation of oxidative stress-related disorders. However, little skin photoaging-related research has been done on the use of this agent. In the present study, we investigated the protective effects of RN in UVB-irradiated human dermal fibroblasts (NHDFs). RN treatment in UVB-irradiated skin models alleviated UVB-mediated photoaging through several mechanisms: Treatment with RN downregulated MAPK-related signaling models, such as those of activation protein 1 (AP-1) and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB)...
May 16, 2018: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768711/clinical-resistance-associated-with-a-novel-map2k1-mutation-in-a-patient-with-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
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David O Azorsa, David W Lee, Daniel H Wai, Ranjan Bista, Apurvi R Patel, Eiman Aleem, Michael M Henry, Robert J Arceci
Patients with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) harbor BRAF V600E and activating mutations of MAP2K1/MEK1 in 50% and 25% of cases, respectively. We evaluated a patient with treatment-refractory LCH for mutations in the RAS-RAF-MEK-ERK pathway and identified a novel mutation in the MAP2K1 gene resulting in a p.L98_K104 > Q deletion and predicted to be auto-activating. During treatment with the MEK inhibitor trametinib, the patient's disease showed significant progression. In vitro characterization of the MAP2K1 p...
May 16, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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