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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628188/silencing-of-bag3-promotes-the-sensitivity-of-ovarian-cancer-cells-to-cisplatin-via-inhibition-of-autophagy
#1
Shuang Qiu, Liang Sun, Ye Jin, Qi An, Changjiang Weng, Jianhua Zheng
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal disease among all gynecological malignancies. Interval cytoreductive surgery and cisplatin‑based chemotherapy are the recommended therapeutic strategies. However, acquired resistance to cisplatin remains a big challenge for the overall survival and prognosis in ovarian cancer. Complicated molecular mechanisms are involved in the process. At present, increasing evidence indicates that autophagy plays an important role in the prosurvival and resistance against chemotherapy...
July 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618969/penfluridol-induces-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-leading-to-autophagy-in-pancreatic-cancer
#2
Alok Ranjan, Nadezhda German, Constantinos Mikelis, Kalkunte Srivenugopal, Sanjay K Srivastava
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive and difficult to treat cancers. Experimental and clinical evidence suggests that high basal state autophagy in pancreatic tumors could induce resistance to chemotherapy. Recently, we have demonstrated that penfluridol suppresses pancreatic tumor growth by autophagy-mediated apoptosis both in vitro and in vivo; however, the mechanism of autophagy induction by penfluridol was not clear. Several studies have established that endoplasmic reticulum stress could lead to autophagy and inhibit tumor progression...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605878/an-oasis-in-the-desert-of-cancer-chemotherapeutic-resistance-the-enlightenment-from-reciprocal-crosstalk-between-signaling-pathways-of-upr-and-autophagy-in-cancers
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REVIEW
Yuhang Zhang, Xianjun Qu, Lingfan Jiang
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER), principal but complex, functions as the pleiotropic organelle for proper protein folding, Ca(2+) storage as well as lipid and carbohydrate metabolisms. Diverse microenviromental insults including, but not limited to, inflammatory reaction, glucose imbalance and hypoxia, elicit the accumulation of potentially toxic unfolded proteins in the ER lumen. Under the condition of these cellular threats, the autophagy with the well-orchestrated program containing over 30 autophagy-related genes (ATGs) might be initiated for degrading and recycling of the cumulative misfolded proteins and other related abnormal cytoplasmic components...
June 8, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601065/mazes-of-nrf2-regulation
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REVIEW
N K Zenkov, P M Kozhin, A V Chechushkov, G G Martinovich, N V Kandalintseva, E B Menshchikova
Nrf2 transcription factor plays a key role in maintaining cellular redox balance under stress and is a perspective target for oxidative stress-associated diseases. Under normal conditions, Nrf2 transcriptional activity is low due to its rapid ubiquitination and degradation in the 26S proteasome, as well as through various modifications of amino acid residues of this transcription factor that regulate its transport to the nucleus and binding to DNA. Continuous activation of Nrf2 is possible due to autophagy and epigenetic regulation that may underlie the increased resistance of tumor cells to radiotherapy and chemotherapy...
May 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600513/trpc5-induced-autophagy-promotes-drug-resistance-in-breast-carcinoma-via-camkk%C3%AE-ampk%C3%AE-mtor-pathway
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Peng Zhang, Xiaoyu Liu, Hongjuan Li, Zhen Chen, Xiaoqiang Yao, Jian Jin, Xin Ma
Adriamycin is a first-line chemotherapy agent against cancer, but the development of resistance has become a major problem. Although autophagy is considered to be an adaptive survival response in response to chemotherapy and may be associated with chemoresistance, its inducer and the underlying molecular mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we demonstrate that adriamycin up-regulates the both levels of TRPC5 and autophagy, and the increase in autophagy is mediated by TRPC5 in breast cancer cells. Blockade of TRPC5 or autophagy increased the sensitivity to chemotherapy in vitro and in vivo...
June 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598229/autophagy-in-natural-and-therapy-driven-anticancer-immunosurveillance
#6
Federico Pietrocola, José Manuel Bravo-San Pedro, Lorenzo Galluzzi, Guido Kroemer
Autophagy is primordial for the maintenance of metabolic and genetic homeostasis in all eukaryotic organisms. Owing to its cell-intrinsic effects, autophagy robustly inhibits malignant transformation, yet can support the progression of established neoplasms as well as their resistance to conventional treatments. The notion that autophagy inhibition sensitizes neoplastic cells to chemotherapy and radiation therapy rivals with the capacity of autophagy to contribute to natural and therapy-driven anticancer immunosurveillance via a multitude of mechanisms...
June 9, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590019/afatinib-decreases-p-glycoprotein-expression-to-promote-adriamycin-toxicity-of-a549t-cells
#7
Yan Zhang, Chang-Yuan Wang, Ying-Jie Duan, Xiao-Kui Huo, Qiang Meng, Zhi-Hao Liu, Hui-Jun Sun, Xiao-Dong Ma, Ke-Xin Liu
We investigated the reversal effect of afatinib (AFT) on activity of adriamycin (ADR) in A549T cells and clarified the related molecular mechanisms. A549T cells overexpressing P-glycoprotein (P-gp) were resistant to anticancer drug ADR. AFT significantly increased the antitumor activity of ADR in A549T cells. AFT increased the intracellular concentration of ADR by inhibiting the function and expression of P-gp at mRNA and protein levels in A549T cells. Additionally, the reversal effect of AFT on P-gp mediated multidrug resistance (MDR) might be related to the inhibition of PI3K/Akt pathway...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587939/temozolomide-and-sorafenib-as-programmed-cell-death-inducers-of-human-glioma-cells
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Joanna Jakubowicz-Gil, Dorota Bądziul, Ewa Langner, Iwona Wertel, Adrian Zając, Wojciech Rzeski
BACKGROUND: Gliomas are aggressive brain tumors with very high resistance to chemotherapy. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of sorafenib and Temozolomide in elimination of human glioma cells through apoptosis and autophagy. METHODS: MOGGCCM (anaplastic astrocytoma) and T98G (glioblastoma multiforme) cell lines incubated with sorafenib and/or Temozolomide were used in the experiments. Cell morphology (ER stress, apoptosis, autophagy, and necrosis) was analyzed microscopically while apoptosis and mitochondrial membrane potential were assessed with flow cytometry...
March 14, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582465/differential-regulation-of-cell-death-pathways-by-the-microenvironment-correlates-with-chemoresistance-and-survival-in-leukaemia
#9
Malak Yahia Qattan, Emyr Yosef Bakker, Ramkumar Rajendran, Daphne Wei-Chen Chen, Vaskar Saha, Jizhong Liu, Leo Zeef, Jean-Marc Schwartz, Luciano Mutti, Constantinos Demonacos, Marija Krstic-Demonacos
Glucocorticoids (GCs) and topoisomerase II inhibitors are used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) as they induce death in lymphoid cells through the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and p53 respectively. Mechanisms underlying ALL cell death and the contribution of the bone marrow microenvironment to drug response/resistance remain unclear. The role of the microenvironment and the identification of chemoresistance determinants were studied by transcriptomic analysis in ALL cells treated with Dexamethasone (Dex), and Etoposide (Etop) grown in the presence or absence of bone marrow conditioned media (CM)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574822/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induces-autophagy-and-apoptosis-while-inhibiting-proliferation-and-drug-resistance-in-multiple-myeloma-through-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
#10
Yun-Feng Fu, Xiao Liu, Meng Gao, Ya-Nan Zhang, Jing Liu
We investigated the effects of endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) on autophagy, proliferation, apoptosis, and drug resistance in multiple myeloma (MM). MM patients enrolled in our study (n = 268) were classified into sensitive and resistant groups based on chemotherapy efficacy, and their serum levels of β2-MG, albumin (ALB), lactic dehydrogenase (LDH), Ca2+ and hemoglobin were determined. In addition, human MM U266 and MOLP-2/R cells were divided into blank, tunicamycin (TM), TM + insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), and TM + rapamycin groups, and measured expression of ERS-related, PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway-related, and autophagy-related mRNA and proteins...
May 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574440/micro-rnas-as-potential-predictors-of-response-to-breast-cancer-systemic-therapy-future-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Campos-Parra Alma D, Cuamani Mitznahuatl Gerardo, Pedroza-Torres Abraham, Vázquez Romo Rafael, Porras Reyes Fany Iris, López-Urrutia Eduardo, Pérez-Plasencia Carlos
Despite advances in diagnosis and new treatments such as targeted therapies, breast cancer (BC) is still the most prevalent tumor in women worldwide and the leading cause of death. The principal obstacle for successful BC treatment is the acquired or de novo resistance of the tumors to the systemic therapy (chemotherapy, endocrine, and targeted therapies) that patients receive. In the era of personalized treatment, several studies have focused on the search for biomarkers capable of predicting the response to this therapy; microRNAs (miRNAs) stand out among these markers due to their broad spectrum or potential clinical applications...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562341/combination-of-fe-cu-chelators-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-an-exploration-for-the-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer
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Nanhui Yu, Hong Zhu, Yuan Yang, Yiming Tao, Fengbo Tan, Qian Pei, Yuan Zhou, Xiangping Song, Qiurong Tan, Haiping Pei
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the major causes of cancer deaths in the world. 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) -based chemotherapy is a common choice for patients with CRC; unfortunately, the benefit is rather limited due to the acquisition of drug resistance. Therefore, the alternative therapeutic strategies are required. The activation of autophagic mechanism was considered as the main cause of the acquisition of drug resistance in 5-FU treatment. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a fatty acid, has been regarded as an efficient anticancer agent and can improve the drug resistance in conventional cancer therapy by a low basal level of autophagy in colon cancer cells...
May 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553123/the-hiv-protease-inhibitor-nelfinavir-as-a-novel-therapeutic-approach-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-pediatric-leukemia
#13
Vanessa Meier-Stephenson, Justin Riemer, Aru Narendran
PURPOSE: Refractory pediatric leukemia remains one of the leading causes of death in children. Intensification of current chemotherapy regimens to improve the outcome in these children is often limited by the effects of drug resistance and cumulative toxicity. Hence, the search for newer agents and novel therapeutic approaches are urgently needed to formulate the next-generation early-phase clinical trials for these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive library of antimicrobials, including eight HIV protease inhibitors (nelfinavir [NFV], saquinavir, indinavir, ritonavir, amprenavir, atazanavir, lopinavir, and darunavir), was tested against a panel of pediatric leukemia cells by in vitro growth inhibition studies...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553083/cisplatin-induces-protective-autophagy-through-activation-of-becn1-in-human-bladder-cancer-cells
#14
Ji-Fan Lin, Yi-Chia Lin, Te-Fu Tsai, Hung-En Chen, Kuang-Yu Chou, Thomas I-Sheng Hwang
PURPOSE: Cisplatin-based chemotherapy is the first line treatment for several cancers including bladder cancer (BC). Autophagy induction has been implied to contribute to cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer; and a high basal level of autophagy has been demonstrated in human bladder tumors. Therefore, it is reasonable to speculate that autophagy may account for the failure of cisplatin single treatment in BC. This study investigated whether cisplatin induces autophagy and the mechanism involved using human BC cell lines...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545464/c10orf10-depp-mediated-ros-accumulation-is-a-critical-modulator-of-foxo3-induced-autophagy
#15
S Salcher, M Hermann, U Kiechl-Kohlendorfer, M J Ausserlechner, P Obexer
BACKGROUND: Neuroblastoma is the most common solid tumor in childhood and develops from undifferentiated progenitor cells of the sympathetic nervous system. In neuronal tumor cells DNA-damaging chemotherapeutic agents activate the transcription factor FOXO3 which regulates the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and cell death as well as a longevity program associated with therapy resistance. We demonstrated before that C10ORF10/DEPP, a transcriptional target of FOXO3, localizes to peroxisomes and mitochondria and impairs cellular ROS detoxification...
May 25, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536931/guanosine-promotes-cytotoxicity-via-adenosine-receptors-and-induces-apoptosis-in-temozolomide-treated-a172-glioma-cells
#16
Karen A Oliveira, Tharine A Dal-Cim, Flávia G Lopes, Cláudia B Nedel, Carla Inês Tasca
Gliomas are a malignant tumor group whose patients have survival rates around 12 months. Among the treatments are the alkylating agents as temozolomide (TMZ), although gliomas have shown multiple resistance mechanisms for chemotherapy. Guanosine (GUO) is an endogenous nucleoside involved in extracellular signaling that presents neuroprotective effects and also shows the effect of inducing differentiation in cancer cells. The chemotherapy allied to adjuvant drugs are being suggested as a novel approach in gliomas treatment...
May 23, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531143/a-4-phenoxyphenol-derivative-exerts-inhibitory-effects-on-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-through-regulating-autophagy-and-apoptosis-accompanied-by-downregulating-%C3%AE-tubulin-expression
#17
Wen-Tsan Chang, Wangta Liu, Yi-Han Chiu, Bing-Hung Chen, Shih-Chang Chuang, Yen-Chun Chen, Yun-Tzh Hsu, Mei-Jei Lu, Shean-Jaw Chiou, Chon-Kit Chou, Chien-Chih Chiu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a leading cancer worldwide. Advanced HCCs are usually resistant to anticancer drugs, causing unsatisfactory chemotherapy outcomes. In this study, we showed that a 4-phenoxyphenol derivative, 4-[4-(4-hydroxyphenoxy)phenoxy]phenol (4-HPPP), exerts an inhibitory activity against two HCC cell lines, Huh7 and Ha22T. We further investigated the anti-HCC activities of 4-HPPP, including anti-proliferation and induction of apoptosis. Our results showed that higher dosage of 4-HPPP downregulates the expression of α-tubulin and causes nuclear enlargement in both the Huh-7 and Ha22T cell lines...
May 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524116/inhibition-of-autophagy-promotes-salinomycin-induced-apoptosis-via-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-pi3k-akt-mtor-and-erk-p38-mapk-dependent-signaling-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells
#18
Kwang-Youn Kim, Kwang-Il Park, Sang-Hun Kim, Sun-Nyoung Yu, Sul-Gi Park, Young Woo Kim, Young-Kyo Seo, Jin-Yeul Ma, Soon-Cheol Ahn
Recently, the interplay between autophagy and apoptosis has become an important factor in chemotherapy for cancer treatment. Inhibition of autophagy may be an effective strategy to improve the treatment of chemo-resistant cancer by consistent exposure to chemotherapeutic drugs. However, no reports have clearly elucidated the underlying mechanisms. Therefore, in this study, we assessed whether salinomycin, a promising anticancer drug, induces apoptosis and elucidated potential antitumor mechanisms in chemo-resistant prostate cancer cells...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518150/cycloheximide-promotes-paraptosis-induced-by-inhibition-of-cyclophilins-in-glioblastoma-multiforme
#19
Lin Wang, Justin H Gundelach, Richard J Bram
Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Current treatment strategies based on multi-agent chemotherapy and/or radiation regimens have improved overall survival in some cases. However, resistance to apoptosis often develops in cancer cells, and its occurrence is thought to contribute to treatment failure. Non-apoptotic cell death mechanisms have become of great interest, therefore, in hopes that they would bypass tumor cell resistance. Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a grade IV astrocytic tumor is the most frequent brain tumor in adults, and has a high rate of mortality...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508718/frondoside-a-induces-aif-associated-caspase-independent-apoptosis-in-burkitt-lymphoma-cells
#20
Sergey A Dyshlovoy, Stefanie Rast, Jessica Hauschild, Katharina Otte, Winfried H Alsdorf, Ramin Madanchi, Vladimir I Kalinin, Alexandra S Silchenko, Sergey A Avilov, Judith Dierlamm, Friedemann Honecker, Valentin A Stonik, Carsten Bokemeyer, Gunhild von Amsberg
For patients with refractory or relapsed Burkitt lymphoma (BL), no standard therapy is available for second-line treatment to date. Nonfunctional caspases-dependent apoptosis pathways, inactivating p53 mutations and pro-survival autophagy prevent activity of conventional chemotherapy. Thus, new drugs bypassing these mechanisms of resistance are required. Here, we investigated the efficacy of the marine natural compound frondoside A (FrA) in eight BL cell lines. FrA revealed cytotoxic effects in all cell lines tested including the multiresistant CA46 cells...
May 16, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
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