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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667777/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-conditional-medium-promotes-leydig-cell-anti-apoptosis-and-proliferation-via-autophagy-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
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Xiaoling Guo, Yong Chen, Tingting Hong, Xianwu Chen, Yue Duan, Chao Li, Renshan Ge
Leydig cell transplantation is a better alternative in the treatment of androgen-deficient males. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived conditioned medium (iPS-CM) on the anti-apoptosis, proliferation and function of immature Leydig cells (ILCs), and illuminate the underlying mechanisms. ILCs were exposed to 200 μmol/L hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) for 24 hours with or without iPS-CM treatments. Cell apoptosis was detected by flow cytometric analysis...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667627/propofol-inhibits-hela-cells-by-impairing-autophagic-flux-via-amp-activated-protein-kinase-ampk-activation-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-regulated-by-calcium
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Xi Chen, Kai Li, Guoqing Zhao
BACKGROUND Propofol has antitumor effects against various cancers. However, the mechanism of action of propofol in HeLa human cervical cancer cells has not been elucidated. MATERIAL AND METHODS We treated HeLa human cervical cancer cells with different concentrations of propofol. Cell viability was evaluated with Cell Counting Kit-8 and apoptosis was analyzed by annexin V-fluorescein isothiocyanate and propidium iodide staining and flow cytometry. Autophagosome formation was evaluated based on microtubule-associated protein light chain (LC)3 conversion and light chain 3 puncta formation...
April 18, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666899/altered-mitochondrial-bioenergetics-and-ultrastructure-in-the-skeletal-muscle-of-young-adults-with-type-1-diabetes
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Cynthia M F Monaco, Meghan C Hughes, Sofhia V Ramos, Nina E Varah, Christian Lamberz, Fasih A Rahman, Chris McGlory, Mark A Tarnopolsky, Matthew P Krause, Robert Laham, Thomas J Hawke, Christopher G R Perry
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: A comprehensive assessment of skeletal muscle ultrastructure and mitochondrial bioenergetics has not been undertaken in individuals with type 1 diabetes. This study aimed to systematically assess skeletal muscle mitochondrial phenotype in young adults with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: Physically active, young adults (men and women) with type 1 diabetes (HbA1c 63.0 ± 16.0 mmol/mol [7.9% ± 1.5%]) and without type 1 diabetes (control), matched for sex, age, BMI and level of physical activity, were recruited (n = 12/group) to undergo vastus lateralis muscle microbiopsies...
April 18, 2018: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666475/lincrna-cox2-regulates-nlrp3-inflammasome-and-autophagy-mediated-neuroinflammation
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Zhenyi Xue, Zimu Zhang, Hongkun Liu, Wen Li, Xiangdong Guo, Zhihui Zhang, Ying Liu, Long Jia, Yan Li, Yinghui Ren, Hongwei Yang, Lijuan Zhang, Qi Zhang, Yurong Da, Junwei Hao, Zhi Yao, Rongxin Zhang
Inflammasome activation plays key roles in host defense, but also contributes to the pathogenesis of auto-inflammatory, and neurodegenerative diseases. As autophagy is connected with both the innate and adaptive immune systems, autophagic dysfunction is also closely related to inflammation, infection, and neurodegeneration. Here we identify that lincRNA-Cox2, previously known as a mediator of both the activation and repression of immune genes expression in innate immune cells, could bind NF-κB p65 and promote its nuclear translocation and transcription, modulating the expression of inflammasome sensor NLRP3 and adaptor ASC...
April 17, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665429/autophagy-in-mammalian-neurodevelopment-and-implications-for-childhood-neurological-disorders
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REVIEW
Derek Marsh, Joanna M Dragich
Here we explore the neurodevelopmental aspects of macroautophagy (henceforth known as autophagy), the process by which cells remove and remodel their structure in a regulated and spatially restricted manner. Autophagy is a catabolic pathway in which cytosolic substances, such as protein complexes, lipids, and organelles, are engulfed by an autophagic vesicle. Degradation occurs once an autophagosome fuses with a lysosome, allowing the macromolecular cargo sequestered within the autophagic vesicle to be recycled...
April 14, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665360/alpha7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-activation-protects-against-myocardial-reperfusion-injury-through-modulation-of-autophagy
#6
Zuoxu Hou, Yaguang Zhou, Hongyan Yang, Yan Liu, Xuechao Mao, Xinghua Qin, Xiaoliang Li, Xing Zhang, Yuanyuan Hu
Alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR) activation alleviates myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) injury. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we investigated the role of autophagy in α7nAChR-mediated cardioprotection and the molecular mechanisms involved. Activating α7nAChR with PNU-282987 at the initiation of reperfusion reduced myocardial infarct size in MI/R rats. PNU-282987 treatment also significantly inhibited MI/R-induced myocardial autophagy dysfunction as evidenced by the reduction of LC3-II/LC3-I ratio, Beclin-1 and p62 abundance...
April 14, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665004/thiostrepton-degrades-mutant-p53-by-eliciting-an-autophagic-response-in-sw480-cells
#7
Dhanya Kalathil, Manu Prasad, Maharrish Chelladurai, Samu John, Asha S Nair
Mutations in p53 gene are one of the hallmarks of tumor development. Specific targeting of mutant p53 protein has a promising role in cancer therapeutics. Our preliminary observation showed destabilization of mutant p53 protein in SW480, MiaPaCa and MDAMB231 cell lines upon thiostrepton treatment. In order to elucidate the mechanism of thiostrepton triggered mutant p53 degradation, we explored the impact of proteasome inhibition on activation of autophagy. Combined treatment of thiostrepton and cycloheximide/chloroquine prevented the degradation of mutant p53 protein, reinforcing autophagy as the means of mutant p53 destabilization...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663416/autophagy-induction-by-trehalose-molecular-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-impacts
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REVIEW
Kiana Hosseinpour-Moghaddam, Michele Caraglia, Amirhossein Sahebkar
The balance between synthesis and degradation is crucial to maintain cellular homeostasis and different mechanisms are known to keep this balance. In this review, we will provide a short overview on autophagy as an intracellular homeostatic degradative machinery. We will also describe the involvement of downregulation of autophagy in numerous diseases including neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, aging, metabolic disorders, and other infectious diseases. Therefore, modulation of autophagic processes can represent a promising way of intervention in different diseases including neurodegeneration and cancer...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663364/impact-of-iaspp-on-chemoresistance-through-plk1-and-autophagy-in-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
#9
Ka-Kui Chan, Oscar Gee-Wan Wong, Esther Shuk-Ying Wong, Karen Kar-Loen Chan, Philip Pun-Ching Ip, Ka-Yu Tse, Annie Nga-Yin Cheung
Ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC) is a type of epithelial ovarian cancer that is strongly associated with endometriosis, resistance against conventional chemotherapy and thus poorer prognosis. The expression of inhibitory member of the ASPP family proteins (iASPP) and Polo-like kinase (PLK)1 were significantly higher in OCCC compared to benign cystadenomas and endometriosis. Both protein expressions were found to correlate with chemoresistance in patients with OCCC while high iASPP expression alone was significantly associated with a poor patient survival...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662454/the-biological-clock-a-pivotal-hub-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
Gianluigi Mazzoccoli, Salvatore De Cosmo, Tommaso Mazza
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most frequent hepatic pathology in the Western world and may evolve into steatohepatitis (NASH), increasing the risk of cirrhosis, portal hypertension and hepatocellular carcinoma. NAFLD derives from the accumulation of hepatic fat due to discrepant free fatty acid metabolism. Other factors contributing to this are deranged nutrients and bile acids fluxes as well as alterations in nuclear receptors, hormones, and intermediary metabolites, which impact on signaling pathways involved in metabolism and inflammation...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662239/elimination-of-tdp-43-inclusions-linked-to-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-by-a-misfolding-specific-intrabody-with-dual-proteolytic-signals
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Yoshitaka Tamaki, Akemi Shodai, Toshifumi Morimura, Ryota Hikiami, Sumio Minamiyama, Takashi Ayaki, Ikuo Tooyama, Yoshiaki Furukawa, Ryosuke Takahashi, Makoto Urushitani
Aggregation of TAR DNA-binding protein of 43 kDa (TDP-43) is implicated in the pathogenesis of sporadic and certain familial forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), suggesting elimination of TDP-43 aggregates as a possible therapeutic strategy. Here we generated and investigated a single-chain variable fragment (scFv) derived from the 3B12A monoclonal antibody (MAb) that recognises D247 of the TDP-43 nuclear export signal, an epitope masked in the physiological state. In transfected HEK293A cells, 3B12A scFv recapitulated the affinity of the full-length MAb to mislocalised TDP-43 with a defective nuclear localising signal and to a TDP-43 inclusion mimic with cysteine-to-serine substitution at RRM1...
April 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661845/lysosome-enlargement-during-inhibition-of-the-lipid-kinase-pikfyve-proceeds-through-lysosome-coalescence
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Christopher H Choy, Golam Saffi, Matthew A Gray, Callen Wallace, Roya M Dayam, Zhen-Yi A Ou, Guy Lenk, Rosa Puertollano, Simon C Watkins, Roberto J Botelho
Lysosomes receive and degrade cargo from endocytosis, phagocytosis and autophagy. They also play an important role in sensing and instructing cells on their metabolic state. The lipid kinase PIKfyve generates phosphatidylinositol-3,5-bisphosphate to modulate lysosome function. PIKfyve inhibition leads to impaired degradative capacity, ion dysregulation, abated autophagic flux, and a massive enlargement of lysosomes. Collectively, this leads to various physiological defects including embryonic lethality, neurodegeneration and overt inflammation...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661037/lysosomes-and-brain-health
#13
Jaiprakash Sharma, Alberto di Ronza, Parisa Lotfi, Marco Sardiello
One of the fundamental properties of the cell is the capability to digest and remodel its own components according to metabolic and developmental needs. This is accomplished via the autophagy-lysosome system, a pathway of critical importance in the brain, where it contributes to neuronal plasticity and must protect nonreplaceable neurons from the potentially harmful accumulation of cellular waste. The study of lysosomal biogenesis and function in the context of common and rare neurodegenerative diseases has revealed that a dysfunctional autophagy-lysosome system is the shared nexus where multiple, interconnected pathogenic events take place...
April 16, 2018: Annual Review of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659619/characterisation-of-two-toxoplasma-proppins-homologous-to-atg18-wipi-suggests-they-have-evolved-distinct-specialised-functions
#14
Hoa Mai Nguyen, Shuxian Liu, Wassim Daher, Feng Tan, Sébastien Besteiro
Toxoplasma gondii is a parasitic protist possessing a limited set of proteins involved in the autophagy pathway, a self-degradative machinery for protein and organelle recycling. This distant eukaryote has even repurposed part of this machinery, centered on protein ATG8, for a non-degradative function related to the maintenance of the apicoplast, a parasite-specific organelle. However, some evidence also suggest Toxoplasma is able to generate autophagic vesicles upon stress, and that some autophagy-related proteins, such as ATG9, might be involved solely in the canonical autophagy function...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658595/huaier-suppresses-proliferative-and-metastatic-potential-of-prostate-cancer-pc3-cells-via-downregulation-of-lamin-b1-and-induction-of-autophagy
#15
Ailin Yang, Yanan Zhao, Ying Wang, Xiaojun Zha, Yunfang Zhao, Pengfei Tu, Zhongdong Hu
Prostate cancer is one of the most common malignancies occurring in males. Although large advances have been made in the pathogenesis of prostate cancer, the development of drugs with high efficacy and low toxicity for the treatment of prostate cancer is urgently needed. Recently, more and more attention has been paid to the antitumor effect of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) worldwide. Trametes robiniophila Murr. (Huaier) has been applied as a type of TCM drug for ~1,600 years. Huaier exhibits excellent clinical efficacy in the treatment of cancer, including prostate cancer...
April 5, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658591/the-biological-role-of-autophagy-in-regulating-and-controlling-the-proliferation-of-liver-cancer-cells-induced-by-bufalin
#16
Xia Sheng, Pengfei Zhu, Jianmin Qin, Qi Li
Autophagy is an important mechanism which regulates the processes of cell growth and death. The biological role of autophagy in regulating and controlling the proliferation of liver cancer cells by bufalin remains unknown. In the present study we investigated the effect of bufalin on autophagy of liver cancer cells. The growth inhibition and autophagy of liver cancer cells were detected using acridine orange fluorescence staining, flow cytometry and transmission electron microscopy. Combined with autophagy inhibitors (3‑MA and CQ), CCK8 staining and western blot analysis were used to detect the effect of bufalin on the proliferation and autophagy‑related protein expression in HCC‑LM3 cells at the indicated time‑points...
April 12, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658588/autophagy-inhibition-potentiates-saha%C3%A2-mediated-apoptosis-in-glioblastoma-cells-by-accumulation-of-damaged-mitochondria
#17
Kovooru Lohitesh, Heena Saini, Abhilasha Srivastava, Sudeshna Mukherjee, Aniruddha Roy, Rajdeep Chowdhury
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), often referred to as a grade IV astrocytoma, is the most invasive type of tumor arising from glial cells. The main treatment options for GBM include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. However, these treatments tend to be only palliative rather than curative. Poor prognosis of GBM is due to its marked resistance to standard therapy. Currently, temozolomide (TMZ), an alkylating agent is used for treatment of GBM. However, GBM cells can repair TMZ‑induced DNA damage and therefore diminish the therapeutic efficacy of TMZ...
April 16, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658437/decreased-expression-of-hoxa10-may-activate-the-autophagic-process-in-ovarian-endometriosis
#18
Jingjie Zheng, Xishao Luo, Jiaping Bao, Xiaowang Huang, Yi Jin, Lin Chen, Feiyun Zheng
Autophagy is a survival process that maintains homeostasis in all eukaryotic cells. Recent studies show an abnormal autophagic activity in endometriosis, but the role of autophagy is controversial. Homeobox A10 (HOXA10) is a transcription factor necessary for embryonic and adult uterine development, and studies indicate that its expression decreases in endometriosis. Homeobox A10 may negatively regulate autophagy in endometriosis. To test this hypothesis, we measured the expression levels of autophagic biomarkers (beclin-1 and LC3-II) and HOXA10 proteins by Western blotting and messenger RNA (mRNA) by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656349/the-designer-drug-3-fluoromethcathinone-induces-oxidative-stress-and-activates-autophagy-in-ht22-neuronal-cells
#19
Kamila Siedlecka-Kroplewska, Agata Wrońska, Grzegorz Stasiłojć, Zbigniew Kmieć
Synthetic cathinones are psychoactive substances, derivatives of a natural psychostimulant cathinone. Although many synthetic cathinones have lost their legal status in many countries, their abuse still continues worldwide. Recently, they have been reported to exert neurotoxic effects in vitro and in vivo. The molecular mechanisms of their action have not been fully elucidated. Recently, they have been linked to the induction of oxidative stress, autophagy, and apoptosis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether 3-fluoromethcathinone (3-FMC), a synthetic cathinone, is able to induce oxidative stress, autophagy, and apoptosis in HT22 immortalized mouse hippocampal cells...
April 14, 2018: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656200/photoinduced-anticancer-activity-studies-of-iridium-iii-complexes-targeting-mitochondria-and-tubules
#20
Wen-Yao Zhang, Qian-Yan Yi, Yang-Jie Wang, Fan Du, Miao He, Bing Tang, Dan Wan, Yun-Jun Liu, Hong-Liang Huang
Three new iridium (III) complexes [Ir (ppy)2 (ipbc)](PF6 ) (1), [Ir (bzq)2 (ipbc)](PF6 ) (2) and [Ir (piq)2 (ipbc)](PF6 ) (3) were designed and synthesized. All the complexes were tested for anticancer activity using 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazole)-2,5-diphenyltetraazolium bromide (MTT) method. The complexes show no cytotoxic activity toward cancer BEL-7402, SGC-7901, Eca-109, A549, HeLa and HepG2 cells. However, upon irradiation with white light, the complexes display high cytotoxicity against BEL-7402 cells with an IC50 value of 5...
April 7, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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