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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213053/nerol-triggers-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-disruption-via-elevation-of-ca-2-and-ros-in-candida-albicans
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Jun Tian, Zhaoqun Lu, Yanzhen Wang, Man Zhang, Xueyan Wang, Xudong Tang, Xue Peng, Hong Zeng
The antifungal activity of Nerol (NEL) against Candida albicans, a pathogenic fungus, has a minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 4.4mM that causes noteworthy candidacidal activity through an apoptosis-like mechanism. Calcium (Ca(2+)) levels and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, which are the major causes of apoptosis, were determined in C. albicans cells treated with NEL and were found to increase, which related to mitochondrial dysfunction and disruption. A series of characteristic changes of apoptosis caused by NEL, including mitochondrial membrane depolarization, cytochrome c (cyt c) release, and metacaspase activation were examined using a flow cytometer and Western blot...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212890/annexin-a1-influences-in-breast-cancer-controversies-on-contributions-to-tumour-host-and-immunoediting-processes
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REVIEW
Yan Tu, Cameron N Johnstone, Alastair G Stewart
Annexin A1 is a multifunctional protein characterised by its actions in modulating the innate and adaptive immune response. Accumulating evidence of altered annexin A1 expression in many human tumours raises interest in its functional role in cancer biology. In breast cancer, altered annexin A1 expression levels suggest a potential influence on tumorigenic and metastatic processes. However, reports of conflicting results reveal a relationship that is much more complex than first conceptualised. In this review, we explore the diverse actions of annexin A1 on breast tumour cells and various host cell types, including stromal immune and structural cells, particularly in the context of cancer immunoediting...
February 14, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211563/cytotoxic-analysis-and-chemical-characterization-of-fractions-of-the-hydroalcoholic-extract-of-the-euterpe-oleracea-mart-seed-in-the-mcf-7-cell-line
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Dayanne da S Freitas, José A Morgado-Díaz, Adriana S Gehren, Flávia C B Vidal, Raquel Maria T Fernandes, Wanderson Romão, Lilian V Tose, Fabiola N S Frazão, Maria Célia P Costa, Dulcelena F Silva, Maria do Desterro S B Nascimento
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the antineoplastic activity of fractions derived from the hydroalcoholic extract of Euterpe oleracea Mart. seed in the MCF-7 cell line and to identify the compounds responsible for the antineoplastic action. METHODS: Cells were treated with 10, 20, 40 and 60 μg/ml with the hexane, chloroform and ethyl acetate fraction (EAF) of the hydroalcoholic extract of açaí seed, for 24 and 48 h. After treatment, cell viability was measured using MTT assay and cell death was assessed using the Annexin-Pi assay...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208145/carfilzomib-inhibits-constitutive-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-mantle-cell-lymphoma-b-cells-and-leads-to-the-induction-of-apoptosis
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Yong-Li Zhang, Matthew Ho Zhi Guang, Hui-Qin Zhuo, Xiang-Hui Min, Qin Yao, Ai-Qi Gu, Sheng-Hua Wu, Dai-Bo Zhang, Jing-Yuan Lu, Yan Chen, Yu-Han Chen, Ke-Jie Zhang
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) remains incurable and new treatments are needed, especially in the relapsed/refractory setting. We therefore investigated the effects of carfilzomib, a novel, long-acting, second-generation proteasome inhibitor, in MCL cells. Eight established MCL cell lines and freshly isolated primary MCL cells were treated with carfilzomib. Cell proliferation was assessed by a 3H-thymidine incorporation assay. Cell apoptosis was evaluated by flow cytometry with annexin V and propidium iodide. Electrophoresis mobility shift (EMSA), Western blot, and luciferase assays were used to analyze NF-κB activation and related signaling proteins...
February 17, 2017: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207887/platelet-monocyte-derived-and-tissue-factor-carrying-circulating-microparticles-are-related-to-acute-myocardial-infarction-severity
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Gemma Chiva-Blanch, Kristian Laake, Peder Myhre, Vibeke Bratseth, Harald Arnesen, Svein Solheim, Lina Badimon, Ingebjørg Seljeflot
OBJECTIVE: Circulating microparticles (cMPs) are phospholipid-rich vesicles released from cells when activated or injured, and contribute to the formation of intracoronary thrombi. Tissue factor (TF, CD142) is the main trigger of fibrin formation and TF-carrying cMPs are considered one of the most procoagulant cMPs. Similar types of atherosclerotic lesions may lead to different types of AMI, although the mechanisms behind are unresolved. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the phenotype of cMPs found in plasma of ACS patients and its relation to AMI severity and thrombotic burden...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207871/correction-inflammation-in-sickle-cell-disease-differential-and-down-expressed-plasma-levels-of-annexin-a1-protein
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Lidiane S Torres, Jéssika V Okumura, Danilo G H Silva, Kallyne K O Mimura, Édis Belini-Júnior, Renan G Oliveira, Clarisse L C Lobo, Sonia M Oliani, Claudia R Bonini-Domingos
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165833.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205391/influence-of-iodine-in-excess-on-seminiferous-tubular-structure-and-epididymal-sperm-character-in-male-rats
#7
Amar K Chandra, Arijit Chakraborty
Excess iodine induced public health problems are now emerging in many iodine sufficient regions for indiscriminate intake of iodine through various iodized products. It has been reported that excess iodine can disrupt overall male reproductive physiology by generating oxidative stress in the testis. However, information on the possible effect of iodine in excess on spermatozoa found less. In the present investigation flow cytometric techniques and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) have been used to study the spermatozoal functional as well as structural status under the influence of excess iodine; generation of ROS in the spermatozoa as evident by DCFDA, altered acrosomal integrity as observed by fluorescence lectin staining method and depolarized mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm ) noticed by JC-1 staining...
February 16, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204824/dna-methylation-mediated-caspase-8-downregulation-is-associated-with-anti-apoptotic-activity-and-human-malignant-glioma-grade
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Yueqiu Teng, Yu-Cui Dong, Zhaoyu Liu, Yan Zou, Hui Xie, Yu Zhao, Jun Su, Fenglin Cao, Hua Jin, Huan Ren
The methylation-mediated silencing of tumor suppressors, including key apoptosis-related genes plays an important role in the pathogenesis and therapeutic resistance in human cancer. In this study, we aimed to elucidate the role and mechanisms of resistance to apoptosis with caspase-8 gene downregulation in human malignant glioma. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and methylation-specific PCR (MSP) were used to examine caspase-8 expressoin at the mRNA level and gene methylation status in normal brain tissue, glioma tissue and cancer cell lines...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203523/glutathione-peroxidase-4-plays-an-important-role-in-oxidative-homeostasis-and-wound-repair-in-corneal-epithelial-cells
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Osamu Sakai, Takatoshi Uchida, Hirotaka Imai, Takashi Ueta
Oxidative stress is involved in the pathologies of corneal epithelial cells. However, the importance of specific antioxidant enzymes in corneal epithelial cells is not fully understood. The purpose of this study is to elucidate the role of glutathione peroxidase 4 (GPx4) in corneal epithelial cells. For in vitro experiments, an immortalized human corneal epithelial cell line was used. Cytotoxicity measured through LDH activity, lipid peroxidation immunostained for 4-hydroxynonenal, cell viability, and cell death were compared between cells transfected with either GPx4 siRNA or scrambled control siRNA...
December 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203057/kelussia-odoratissima-mozaff-activates-intrinsic-pathway-of-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer-cells-associated-with-s-phase-cell-cycle-arrest-via-involvement-of-p21-p27-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Hamed Karimian, Aditya Arya, Mehran Fadaeinasab, Mahboubeh Razavi, Maryam Hajrezaei, Ataul Karim Khan, Hapipah Mohd Ali, Mahmood Ameen Abdulla, Mohamad Ibrahim Noordin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the anticancer potential of Kelussia odoratissima. Several in vitro and in vivo biological assays were applied to explore the direct effect of an extract and bioactive compound of this plant against breast cancer cells and its possible mechanism of action. MATERIALS AND METHODS: K. odoratissima methanol extract (KME) was prepared, and MTT assay was used to evaluate the cytotoxicity. To identify the cytotoxic compound, a bioassay-guided investigation was performed on methanol extract...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202361/pre-clinical-evaluation-of-voltage-gated-calcium-channel-blockers-derived-from-the-spider-p-nigriventer-in-glioma-progression
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Natália Fontana Nicoletti, Thaís Cristina Erig, Rafael Fernandes Zanin, Marcelo Ricardo Roxo, Nelson Pires Ferreira, Marcus Vinicius Gomez, Fernanda Bueno Morrone, Maria Martha Campos
This study investigated the effects of P/Q- and N-type voltage-gated calcium channel (VGCC) blockers derived from P. nigriventer in glioma progression, by means of in vitro and in vivo experiments. Glioma cells M059J, U-138MG and U-251MG were used to evaluate the antiproliferative effects of P/Q- and N-type VGCC inhibitors PhTx3-3 and Phα1β from P. nigriventer (0.3-100 pM), in comparison to MVIIC and MVIIA from C. magus (0.3-100 pM), respectively. The toxins were also analyzed in a glioma model induced by implantation of GL261 mouse cells...
February 12, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202079/a-novel-cytoprotective-peptide-protects-mesenchymal-stem-cells-against-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-apoptosis-induced-by-starvation-via-nrf2-sirt3-foxo3a-pathway
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Shuo Wang, Chao Zhang, Sidikejiang Niyazi, Long Zheng, Jiawei Li, Weitao Zhang, Ming Xu, Ruiming Rong, Cheng Yang, Tongyu Zhu
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) has been widely explored in the past decade as a cell-based treatment for various diseases. However, poor survival of adaptively transferred MSCs limits their clinical therapeutic potentials, which is largely ascribed to the nutrient starvation. In this study, we determined whether a novel kidney protective peptide CHBP could protect MSCs against starvation and invested the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: MSCs were subjected to serum deprivation and CHBP of graded concentrations was administered...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199887/killing-colon-cancer-cells-through-pcd-pathways-by-a-novel-hyaluronic-acid-modified-shell-core-nanoparticle-loaded-with-rip3-in-combination-with-chloroquine
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Xueyan Hou, Chengli Yang, Lijing Zhang, Tingting Hu, Dan Sun, Hua Cao, Fan Yang, Gang Guo, Changyang Gong, Xiaoning Zhang, Aiping Tong, Rui Li, Yu Zheng
Due to extensive apoptosis defects and multidrug resistance, there is great interest regarding non-apoptotic programmed cell death (PCD) pathways, such as lysosomal-mediated programmed cell death (LM-PCD), necroptosis and autophagy. Because there is an intricate effector network among these PCD pathways, it is expected that they may act synergistically in cancer therapy. In this study, chloroquine (CQ) was found to significantly upregulate receptor-interacting protein kinase 3 (RIP3) expression, and RIP3 were involved in CQ-related autophagy...
January 2, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197641/m%C3%A3-llerian-inhibiting-substance-inhibits-an-ovarian-cancer-cell-line-via-%C3%AE-catenin-interacting-protein-deregulation-of-the-wnt-signal-pathway
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Sang Ho Park, Youn Jee Chung, Jae Yen Song, Sang Il Kim, David Pépin, David T MacLaughlin, Patricia K Donahoe, Jang Heub Kim
Müllerian inhibiting substance/anti-Müllerian hormone (MIS/AMH) has been suggested as a biotherapeutic agent in gynecological cancers that highly express the MIS/AMH type II receptors (MISRII/AMHRII) but the anticancer mechanisms by which MIS/AMH acts are not fully understood. Our experiments show that MIS/AMH inhibits ovarian cancer by deregulating the Wnt signal pathway via the β-catenin interacting protein (ICAT). MIS/AMH inhibition of ICAT by small interfering RNAs (siRNA) decreased ICAT driven ovarian cancer cell viability as measured by the methylthiazoltetrazolium assay, reversed cell cycle arrest and annexin V expression and diminished migration by scratch wound assay...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193277/anti-tumor-effects-of-a-recombinant-anti-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-immunotoxin-against-prostate-cancer-cells
#15
Ping Meng, Qing-Chuan Dong, Guang-Guo Tan, Wei-Hong Wen, He Wang, Geng Zhang, Yan-Zhu Wang, Yu-Ming Jing, Chen Wang, Wei-Jun Qin, Jian-Lin Yuan
BACKGROUND: To evaluate anti-prostate cancer effects of a chimeric tumor-targeted killer protein. METHODS: We established a novel fusion gene, immunocasp-3, composed of NH2-terminal leader sequence fused with an anti-prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) antibody (J591), the furin cleavage sequences of diphtheria toxin (Fdt), and the reverse coding sequences of the large and small subunits of caspase-3 (revcaspase-3). The expressing level of the immunocasp-3 gene was evaluated by using the reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) and western blot analysis...
February 13, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192489/honokiol-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-apoptosis-in-candida-albicans-through-mitochondrial-dysfunction
#16
Lingmei Sun, Kai Liao, Chengcheng Hang, Dayong Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of honokiol on induction of reactive oxygen species (ROS), antioxidant defense systems, mitochondrial dysfunction, and apoptosis in Candida albicans. METHODS: To measure ROS accumulation, 2',7'-dichlorofluorescein diacetate fluorescence was used. Lipid peroxidation was assessed using both fluorescence staining and a thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) assay. Protein oxidation was determined using dinitrophenylhydrazine derivatization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191273/oxidative-stress-triggered-by-apigenin-induces-apoptosis-in-a-comprehensive-panel-of-human-cervical-cancer-derived-cell-lines
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Raquel P Souza, Patrícia de S Bonfim-Mendonça, Fabrícia Gimenes, Bianca A Ratti, Vanessa Kaplum, Marcos L Bruschi, Celso V Nakamura, Sueli O Silva, Silvya S Maria-Engler, Marcia E L Consolaro
Recently, the cytotoxic effects of apigenin (4',5,7-trihydroxyflavone), particularly its marked inhibition of cancer cell viability both in vitro and in vivo, have attracted the attention of the anticancer drug discovery field. Despite this, there are few studies of apigenin in cervical cancer, and these studies have mostly been conducted using HeLa cells. To evaluate the possibility of apigenin as a new therapeutic candidate for cervical cancer, we evaluated its cytotoxic effects in a comprehensive panel of human cervical cancer-derived cell lines including HeLa (human papillomavirus/HPV 18-positive), SiHa (HPV 16-positive), CaSki (HPV 16 and HPV 18-positive), and C33A (HPV-negative) cells in comparison to a nontumorigenic spontaneously immortalized human epithelial cell line (HaCaT)...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187956/cytotoxic-and-apoptotic-effects-of-the-combination-of-palladium-ii-5-5-diethylbarbiturate-complex-with-bis-2-pyridylmethyl-amine-and-curcumin-on-non-small-lung-cancer-cell-lines
#18
Duygu Tunc, Egemen Dere, Didem Karakas, Buse Cevatemre, Veysel Turan Yilmaz, Engin Ulukaya
Metal-based chemotherapeutics such as cisplatin are widely used treatment of lung cancer which is the major cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Recent studies demonstrated that novel metal-based compounds have strong cytotoxic activity in a similar way as cisplatin. Therefore, metal-based compounds have been synthesized and investigated in order to determine their cytotoxic activities. It has been also reported curcumin, which has been derived from turmeric plant, has powerful cytotoxic effect on various cancer cell lines...
January 28, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187727/cryptotanshinone-enhances-the-effect-of-arsenic-trioxide-in-treating-liver-cancer-cell-by-inducing-apoptosis-through-downregulating-phosphorylated-stat3-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#19
Li Shen, Guangshun Zhang, Zhaohuan Lou, Guanhua Xu, Guangji Zhang
BACKGROUND: Arsenic trioxide (ATO) is approved for treating terminal-stage liver cancer in China. Cryptotanshinone (CT), a STAT3 inhibitor, has exhibited certain anti-tumor potency; however, the use of CT enhanced ATO for treating liver cancer has not been reported. Here we try to elucidate how CT could enhance the efficacy of ATO for treating liver cancer and its correlation to STAT3 in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: Cell viability of ATO combined with CT was assessed by (1)MTT assay...
February 10, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187719/promotion-of-hepg2-cell-apoptosis-by-flower-of-allium-atroviolaceum-and-the-mechanism-of-action
#20
S Khazaei, R Abdul Hamid, N Mohd Esa, V Ramachandran, Ghomi Tabatabaee F Aalam, A Etemad, P Ismail
BACKGROUND: Liver cancer is a high incidence and fatal disease, the fifth most frequent cancer worldwide that is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage. The number of deaths from liver cancer has not declined even following various therapies. Plant secondary metabolites and their semi-synthetic derivatives play a principal role in anti-cancer drug therapy, since they are effective in the treatment of specific characteristics while also reducing side effects. Allium atroviolaceum, a plant of the genus Allium has been used in folk medicine to protect against several diseases...
February 10, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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