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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435431/dioscin-induces-demethylation-of-dapk-1-and-rassf-1alpha-genes-via-the-antioxidant-capacity-resulting-in-apoptosis-of-bladder-cancer-t24-cells
#1
Qiang Zhou, Wie Song, Wei Xiao
DNA methylation at CpG rich regions often occurs at tumor suppressor gene promoters, resulting in reduced gene expression and final carcinogenesis. Hypermethylation of tumor suppressor genes, including DAPK-1 and RASSF-1α genes, have been found in patients with bladder carcinoma (BC) in some western countries. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) was reported to play a causative role in gene hypermethylation. In this study, we detected the methylation status and expression of DAPK1 and RASSF-1α genes in tissue samples from Chinese BC patients, using methylation-specific PCR, reverse transcription PCR and western blotting...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432944/phototoxic-action-of-a-zinc-ii-phthalocyanine-encapsulated-into-poloxamine-polymeric-micelles-in-2d-and-3d-colon-carcinoma-cell-cultures
#2
Nicolás Chiarante, María C García Vior, Josefina Awruch, Julieta Marino, Leonor P Roguin
Photodynamic therapy is emerging as a hopeful method for the treatment of oncological diseases. In the search of novel therapeutic strategies for colorectal cancer, in this work we reported the photocytotoxic activity of a lipophilic zinc(II) phthalocyanine on a murine colon adenocarcinoma cell line (CT26 cells). The 2,9(10),16(17),23(24) tetrakis[(2-dimethylamino)ethylsulfanyl]phthalocyaninatozinc(II), named Pc9, was encapsulated into Tetronic® 1107 polymeric poloxamine micelles (T1107) and assayed in 2D and 3D cell cultures...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432429/enhanced-production-of-recombinant-proteins-by-a-small-molecule-protein-synthesis-enhancer-in-combination-with-an-antioxidant-in-recombinant-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells
#3
Joseph Camire, Dongjoo Kim, Soonjo Kwon
The improvement in the production of recombinant proteins has been linked in a number of small molecules such as carboxylic acids to the inhibition of histone deacetylase, leading to increased transcription of genes. However, carboxylic acids such as pentanoic acid and butanoic acid have been shown to promote an apoptotic response in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell culture. Supplementation of cultures with antioxidants has shown the ability to reduce the apoptotic response of carboxylic acid supplementation, leading to increased therapeutic protein production...
April 21, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432072/translocase-of-inner-membrane-50-functions-as-a-novel-protective-regulator-of-pathological-cardiac-hypertrophy
#4
Kai Tang, Yifan Zhao, Hailing Li, Mengyun Zhu, Weiming Li, Weijing Liu, Guofu Zhu, Dachun Xu, Wenhui Peng, Ya-Wei Xu
BACKGROUND: Translocase of inner membrane 50 (TIM50) is a member of the translocase of inner membrane (TIM) complex in the mitochondria. Previous research has demonstrated the role of TIM50 in the regulation of oxidative stress and cardiac morphology. However, the role of TIM50 in pathological cardiac hypertrophy remains unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: In the present study we found that the expression of TIM50 was downregulated in hypertrophic hearts. Using genetic loss-of-function animal models, we demonstrated that TIM50 deficiency increased heart and cardiomyocyte size with more severe cardiac fibrosis compared with wild-type littermates...
April 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430291/status-of-the-brain-antioxidant-system-at-different-growing-periods-after-prenatal-stress-and-n-acetyl-cysteine-administration
#5
Liegelin Kavitha Bernhardt, Sampath Madhyastha, Lakshminarayana Bairy, Anoop Kishore
<i>Prenatal stress-induced neurobehavioral deficits observed in offspring are multifactorial, including oxidative stress in the developing brain. The time by which the developing brain acquires self-defense against oxidative stress is not clear. Hence in the present study we aimed to evaluate the brain antioxidant status during different developing periods. Further the study also evaluates the role of the glutathione precursor, N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) on the brain antioxidant status. Pregnant rats were subjected to restraint stress during an early or late gestational period...
2017: Folia Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427237/oxidative-dna-double-strand-breaks-and-autophagy-in-the-antitumor-effect-of-sterically-hindered-platinum-ii-complexes-in-nsclcs
#6
Feihong Chen, Xinyi Wang, Xiufeng Jin, Jian Zhao, Shaohua Gou
A series of novel platinum(II) complexes with (1R,2R)-N1,N2-diisobutyl-1,2-diaminocyclohexane as a carrier ligand, while N1,N2-diisobutyl moiety serving as steric hindrance were designed, synthesized and characterized. The in vitro biological assays demonstrated that complex 3 had increased cytotoxicity against lung cancer cells, especially non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) compared to its mono-substituted complex 3a, indicating that the sterically hindered alkyl moieties have significant influences on its antitumor property...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427227/high-dose-ascorbate-and-arsenic-trioxide-selectively-kill-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-blasts-in-vitro
#7
Nélida I Noguera, Elvira Pelosi, Daniela F Angelini, Maria Liliana Piredda, Gisella Guerrera, Eleonora Piras, Luca Battistini, Lauretta Massai, Anna Berardi, Gianfranco Catalano, Laura Cicconi, Germana Castelli, Agnese D'Angiò, Luca Pasquini, Grazia Graziani, Giuseppe Fioritoni, Maria Teresa Voso, Domenico Mastrangelo, Ugo Testa, Francesco Lo-Coco
The use of high-dose ascorbate (ASC) for the treatment of human cancer has been attempted several decades ago and has been recently revived by several in vitro and in vivo studies in solid tumors. We tested the cytotoxic effects of ASC, alone or in combination with arsenic trioxide (ATO) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Leukemic cell lines and primary blasts from AML and APL patients were treated with graded concentrations of ASC, alone or in association with standard concentration (1 μM) of ATO...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420969/acquisition-maintenance-and-relapse-like-alcohol-drinking-lessons-from-the-uchb-rat-line
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Yedy Israel, Eduardo Karahanian, Fernando Ezquer, Paola Morales, Marcelo Ezquer, Mario Rivera-Meza, Mario Herrera-Marschitz, María E Quintanilla
This review article addresses the biological factors that influence: (i) the acquisition of alcohol intake; (ii) the maintenance of chronic alcohol intake; and (iii) alcohol relapse-like drinking behavior in animals bred for their high-ethanol intake. Data from several rat strains/lines strongly suggest that catalase-mediated brain oxidation of ethanol into acetaldehyde is an absolute requirement (up 80%-95%) for rats to display ethanol's reinforcing effects and to initiate chronic ethanol intake. Acetaldehyde binds non-enzymatically to dopamine forming salsolinol, a compound that is self-administered...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419535/enhanced-entrapment-and-improved-in-vitro-controlled-release-of-n-acetyl-cysteine-in-hybrid-plga-lecithin-nanoparticles-prepared-using-a-nanoprecipitation-self-assembly-method
#9
Parvin Ahmaditabar, Amir Abbas Momtazi-Borojeni, Ali Hossein Rezayan, Mahboobeh Mahmoodi, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Mostafa Mellat
To enhance the in vitro controlled release of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), hybrid nanoparticles (NPs) consisting of a poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) hydrophobic core and a soybean lecithin mono-layer coat were prepared. Hybrid NPs were synthesized using a nanoprecipitation combined with self-assembly method. To characterize prepared NPs, zeta potential, diameter size, surface morphology, disparity and lipid coating of hybrid NPs were detrmined using dynamic light scattering, scanning electron microscope and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy techniques...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418078/induction-of-mitochondrial-apoptotic-pathway-in-triple-negative-breast-carcinoma-cells-by-methylglyoxal-via-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species
#10
Anirban Roy, Manisha Ahir, Saurav Bhattacharya, Pravat Kumar Parida, Arghya Adhikary, Kuladip Jana, Manju Ray
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) tends to form aggressive tumors associated with high mortality and morbidity which urge the need for development of new therapeutic strategies. Recently the normal metabolite Methylglyoxal (MG) has been documented for its anti-proliferative activity against human breast cancer. However, the mode of action of MG against triple negative breast cancer remains open to question. In our study, we investigated the anticancer activity of MG in MDA MB 231 and 4T1 TNBC cell lines and elucidated the underlying mechanisms...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415723/auranofin-radiosensitizes-tumor-cells-through-targeting-thioredoxin-reductase-and-resulting-overproduction-of-reactive-oxygen-species
#11
Hui Wang, Soumaya Bouzakoura, Sven de Mey, Heng Jiang, Kalun Law, Inès Dufait, Cyril Corbet, Valeri Verovski, Thierry Gevaert, Olivier Feron, Dirk Van den Berge, Guy Storme, Mark De Ridder
Auranofin (AF) is an anti-arthritic drug considered for combined chemotherapy due to its ability to impair the redox homeostasis in tumor cells. In this study, we asked whether AF may in addition radiosensitize tumor cells by targeting thioredoxin reductase (TrxR), a critical enzyme in the antioxidant defense system operating through the reductive protein thioredoxin. Our principal findings in murine 4T1 and EMT6 tumor cells are that AF at 3-10 μM is a potent radiosensitizer in vitro, and that at least two mechanisms are involved in TrxR-mediated radiosensitization...
March 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411131/influence-of-n-acetyl-cysteine-on-beta-amyloid-induced-alzheimer-s-disease-in-a-rat-model-a-behavioral-and-electrophysiological-study
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Siamak Shahidi, Somayeh Zargooshnia, Sara Soleimani Asl, Alireza Komaki, Abdolrahman Sarihi
Alzheimer's disease is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a progressive decline in cognitive function due to the extracellular accumulation and deposition of beta-amyloid peptide (Aβ). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the protective effect of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) on learning and memory in an Aβ-induced Alzheimer's disease model in adult male rats, using behavioral and electrophysiological methods Thirty-five rats were divided into five groups: control, sham-operated, Aβ, Aβ+NAC (1-14 days), and Aβ+NAC (14-28 days)...
April 11, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410397/a-bis-sulphamoylated-estradiol-derivative-induces-ros-dependent-cell-cycle-abnormalities-and-subsequent-apoptosis
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Michelle Helen Visagie, Iman van den Bout, Anna Margaretha Joubert
Clinical trials have revealed that the potential anticancer agent, 2-methoxyestradiol (2ME2) has limitations due to its low bioavailability. Subsequently, 2ME2 derivatives including (8R,13S,14S,17S)-2-ethyl-13-methyl-7,8,9,11,12,13,14,15,16,17-decahydro-6H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthrane-3,17-diyl bis(sulphamate) (EMBS) have shown improved efficacies in inducing apoptosis. However, no conclusive data exist to explain the mode of action exerted by these drugs. This study investigated the mode of action used by EMBS as a representative of the sulphamoylated 2ME2 derivatives...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409295/metal-chelator-tpen-selectively-induces-apoptosis-in-k562-cells-through-reactive-oxygen-species-signaling-mechanism-implications-for-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#14
Luisa Rojas-Valencia, Carlos Velez-Pardo, Marlene Jimenez-Del-Rio
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a hematologic disorder characterized by the constitutive expression of BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase. Although successful implementation of tyrosine kinase inhibitors for the treatment of CML remain a traditional choice for molecularly targeted therapy, some patients present primary or secondary resistance to such therapy. Therefore, alternative therapeutic strategies are required to treat resistant CML cells. Accordingly, new anti-proliferative and/or pro-apoptotic compounds would be needed for clinical treatment...
April 13, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400474/suppression-of-th17-cell-differentiation-by-misshapen-nik-related-kinase-mink1
#15
Guotong Fu, Qin Xu, Yuanjun Qiu, Xuexiao Jin, Ting Xu, Shunli Dong, Jianli Wang, Yuehai Ke, Hu Hu, Xuetao Cao, Di Wang, Harvey Cantor, Xiang Gao, Linrong Lu
T helper type 17 cells (Th17 cells) are major contributors to many autoimmune diseases. In this study, we demonstrate that the germinal center kinase family member MINK1 (misshapen/NIK-related kinase 1) negatively regulates Th17 cell differentiation. The suppressive effect of MINK1 on induction of Th17 cells is mediated by the inhibition of SMAD2 activation through direct phosphorylation of SMAD2 at the T324 residue. The importance of MINK1 to Th17 cell differentiation was strengthened in the animal model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE)...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393248/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-ameliorates-insulin-resistance-in-hepatocytes
#16
Shan-Bo Ma, Rui Zhang, Shan Miao, Bin Gao, Yang Lu, Sen Hui, Long Li, Xiao-Peng Shi, Ai-Dong Wen
Hyperglycemia is a typical pathogenic factor in a series of complications among patients with type II diabetes. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is the major polyphenol extracted from green tea and is reported to be an antioxidant. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of EGCG on insulin resistance in human HepG2 cells pretreated with high concentrations of glucose. The protein kinase B (AKT)/glycogen synthase kinase (GSK) pathways were analyzed using western blot analysis in HepG2 cells and primary mouse hepatocytes treated with high glucose and/or EGCG...
April 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389245/thymol-inhibits-bladder-cancer-cell-proliferation-via-inducing-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis
#17
Yi Li, Jia-Ming Wen, Chuan-Jun Du, Su-Min Hu, Jia-Xi Chen, Shi-Geng Zhang, Nan Zhang, Feng Gao, Shao-Jiang Li, Xia-Wa Mao, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Ke-Feng Ding
Thymol is a phenolic compound with various pharmacological activities such as anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-tumor effects. However, the effect of thymol on bladder cancer cell growth is still elusive. The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of thymol in bladder cancer cells and its underlying mechanism. Thymol inhibited bladder cancer cell proliferation in a dose and time-dependent manner. We also observed cell cycle arrest at the G2/M phase after the treatment of thymol. Moreover, thymol could induce apoptosis in bladder cancer cells via the intrinsic pathway along with caspase-3/9 activation, release of cytochrome c and down-regulation of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family proteins...
April 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388678/drp1-dependent-mitochondrial-fission-mediates-osteogenic-dysfunction-in-inflammation-through-elevated-production-of-reactive-oxygen-species
#18
Ling Zhang, Xueqi Gan, Yuting He, Zhuoli Zhu, Junfei Zhu, Haiyang Yu
Although previous studies have implicated pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6), to be detrimental for osteogenic activity, the related regulatory mechanisms are not yet fully validated. Since mitochondria host several essential metabolic processes and play a pivotal role in cellular functions, whether and how mitochondrial function contributes to inflammation-induced bone destruction needs further exploration. Our findings revealed that TNF-α impaired osteoblast function, including decreased mRNA levels of osteogenic markers, suppressed ALP expression and activity, and compromised cellular viability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377314/clarithromycin-and-n-acetylcysteine-co-spray-dried-powders-for-pulmonary-drug-delivery-a-focus-on-drug-solubility
#19
Michele Dario Manniello, Pasquale Del Gaudio, Rita P Aquino, Paola Russo
Cystic fibrosis (CF) lungs are usually susceptible to Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization and this bacterium is resistant to immune system clearance and drug control. Particularly, the biofilm mode of growth protects several microorganisms from host defenses and antibacterial drugs, mainly due to a delayed penetration of the drug through the biofilm matrix. Biofilm, together with lung mucus viscosity and tenacity, reduces, therefore, the effectiveness of conventional antibiotic therapy in CF. The aim of this research was to design and develop a stable, portable, easy to use dry powder inhaler (DPI) for CF patients, able to release directly to the lung an association of macrolide antibiotics (clarithromycin) and a mucolytic agent (N-Acetyl-Cysteine)...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377224/piperlongumine-downregulates-the-expression-of-her-family-in-breast-cancer-cells
#20
Hyeon-Ok Jin, Jin-Ah Park, Hyun-Ah Kim, Yoon Hwan Chang, Young Jun Hong, In-Chul Park, Jin Kyung Lee
HER family receptors are frequently deregulated in breast cancer and the deregulation of these receptors is associated with poor prognosis. Thus, these receptors are considered therapeutic targets. In the present study, we found that piperlongumine (PL) downregulates the expression of HER family receptors HER1, HER2, and HER3 in breast cancer cells. Downregulation of these receptors by PL is mediated through the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), as N-acetyl-cysteine blocks it. Interestingly, the HER2-overexpressing cell lines BT474 and SkBr3 are somewhat more sensitive to PL than the low HER2-expressing cell line MCF7...
May 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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