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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078994/modulation-of-tumour-related-signaling-pathways-by-natural-pentacyclic-triterpenoids-and-their-semisynthetic-derivatives
#1
Andrey V Markov, Evgeniya B Logashenko, Marina A Zenkova
Pentacyclic triterpenoids are a large class of natural isoprenoids that are widely biosynthesized in higher plants. These compounds are potent anticancer agents that exhibit antiproliferative, antiangiogenic, antiinflammatory and proapoptotic activities. Although their effects on multiple pathways have been reported, unifying mechanisms of action have not yet been established. To date, a huge number of semisynthetic derivatives have been synthesized in different laboratories on the basis of triterpenoid scaffolds, and many have been assayed for their biological activities...
January 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072818/glucose-abl1-tor-signaling-modulates-cell-cycle-tuning-to-control-terminal-appressorial-cell-differentiation
#2
Margarita Marroquin-Guzman, Guangchao Sun, Richard A Wilson
The conserved target of rapamycin (TOR) pathway integrates growth and development with available nutrients, but how cellular glucose controls TOR function and signaling is poorly understood. Here, we provide functional evidence from the devastating rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae that glucose can mediate TOR activity via the product of a novel carbon-responsive gene, ABL1, in order to tune cell cycle progression during infection-related development. Under nutrient-free conditions, wild type (WT) M. oryzae strains form terminal plant-infecting cells (appressoria) at the tips of germ tubes emerging from three-celled spores (conidia)...
January 10, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059041/antitumor-activity-of-isosteroidal-alkaloids-from-the-plants-in-the-genus-veratrum-and-fritillaria
#3
Yuanhong Shang, Qingdan Du, Simei Liu, Maksorvor Staadler, Shu Wang, Dongdong Wang
Isosteroidal alkaloids are a category of promising bioactive compounds which mostly exist in plants of genus Veratrum and Fritillaria. The pharmacological activities of isosteroidal alkaloids include antihypertensive, antitussive, anti-inflammatory, antithrombosis, among others. Recently, some studies show that this kind of alkaloids exhibited significant antitumor activity. To the best of our knowledge, there is no review focusing on their antitumor activity and mechanism of their antitumor activity. To fill the gap, in this review, we summarized antitumor effects of the isosteroidal alkaloids from genus Veratrum and Fritillaria on different tumors and the mechanisms of their antitumor activity...
January 5, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053229/atg9-regulates-autophagosome-progression-from-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-in-arabidopsis
#4
Xiaohong Zhuang, Kin Pan Chung, Yong Cui, Weili Lin, Caiji Gao, Byung-Ho Kang, Liwen Jiang
Autophagy is a conserved pathway for bulk degradation of cytoplasmic material by a double-membrane structure named the autophagosome. The initiation of autophagosome formation requires the recruitment of autophagy-related protein 9 (ATG9) vesicles to the preautophagosomal structure. However, the functional relationship between ATG9 vesicles and the phagophore is controversial in different systems, and the molecular function of ATG9 remains unknown in plants. Here, we demonstrate that ATG9 is essential for endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-derived autophagosome formation in plants...
January 4, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038982/atg8-expansion-a-driver-of-selective-autophagy-diversification
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REVIEW
Ronny Kellner, Juan Carlos De la Concepcion, Abbas Maqbool, Sophien Kamoun, Yasin F Dagdas
Selective autophagy is a conserved homeostatic pathway that involves engulfment of specific cargo molecules into specialized organelles called autophagosomes. The ubiquitin-like protein ATG8 is a central player of the autophagy network that decorates autophagosomes and binds to numerous cargo receptors. Although highly conserved across eukaryotes, ATG8 diversified from a single protein in algae to multiple isoforms in higher plants. We present a phylogenetic overview of 376 ATG8 proteins across the green plant lineage that revealed family-specific ATG8 clades...
December 27, 2016: Trends in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026826/programmed-cell-death-strategy-for-maintenance-cellular-organisms-homeostasis
#6
Mirosław Godlewski, Agnieszka Kobylińska
Programmed cell death (PCD) is a cellular suicide process, commonly found in organisms, that is important for elimination unnecessary and damaged cells during development and adaptation to abiotic and biotic environmental stresses. PCD is a complex and precise, genetically controlled cellular process, in opposite to non-programmed death, necrosis, in which cells are "killed" by strong abiotic factors. This article shows: the occurrence of PCD during animals and plants ontogenesis, classification of cell death types in these organisms with description of autophagy, apoptosis and necrotic cell death and with discussion on plant cell death by apoptosis...
December 20, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936433/carbon-starvation-induces-lipid-degradation-via-autophagy-in-the-model-alga-micrasterias
#7
Viola Schwarz, Ancuela Andosch, Anja Geretschläger, Matthias Affenzeller, Ursula Lütz-Meindl
Autophagy is regarded as crucial intracellular process in plant development but also in intracellular stress response. It is known to be controlled by the energy level of the cell and consequently can be triggered by energy deprivation. In this study carbon starvation evoked in different ways was investigated in the freshwater algae model system Micrasterias denticulata (Streptophyta) which is closely related to higher plants. Cells exposed to the photosynthesis inhibiting herbicide DCMU, to the glycolysis inhibitor 2-Deoxy-d-glucose and to complete darkness over up to 9 weeks for preventing metabolism downstream of glucose supply, were investigated by means of Nile red staining and analyses in CLSM, and TEM after cryo-preparation...
January 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936075/ophiobolin-a-induces-autophagy-and-activates-the-mitochondrial-pathway-of-apoptosis-in-human-melanoma-cells
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Carlo Rodolfo, Mariapina Rocco, Lucia Cattaneo, Maria Tartaglia, Mauro Sassi, Patrizia Aducci, Andrea Scaloni, Lorenzo Camoni, Mauro Marra
Ophiobolin A, a fungal toxin from Bipolaris species known to affect different cellular processes in plants, has recently been shown to have anti-cancer activity in mammalian cells. In the present study, we investigated the anti-proliferative effect of Ophiobolin A on human melanoma A375 and CHL-1 cell lines. This cellular model was chosen because of the incidence of melanoma malignant tumor on human population and its resistance to chemical treatments. Ophyobolin A strongly reduced cell viability of melanoma cells by affecting mitochondrial functionality...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916903/combined-use-of-zoledronic-acid-augments-ursolic-acid-induced-apoptosis-in-human-osteosarcoma-cells-through-enhanced-oxidative-stress-and-autophagy
#9
Chia-Chieh Wu, Yi-Fu Huang, Chen-Pu Hsieh, Pin-Ju Chueh, Yao-Li Chen
Ursolic acid (UA), a naturally occurring pentacyclic triterpene acid found in many medicinal herbs and edible plants, triggers apoptosis in several tumor cell lines but not in human bone cancer cells. Most recently, we have demonstrated that UA exposure reduces the viability of human osteosarcoma MG-63 cells through enhanced oxidative stress and apoptosis. Interestingly, an inhibitor of osteoclast-mediated bone resorption, zoledronic acid (ZOL), also a third-generation nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate, is effective in the treatment of bone metastases in patients with various solid tumors...
November 30, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914529/agglutinin-isolated-from-arisema-heterophyllum-blume-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-a549-cells-through-inhibiting-pi3k-akt-pathway-and-inducing-er-stress
#10
Li-Xing Feng, Peng Sun, Tian Mi, Miao Liu, Wang Liu, Si Yao, Yi-Min Cao, Xiao-Lu Yu, Wan-Ying Wu, Bao-Hong Jiang, Min Yang, De-An Guo, Xuan Liu
Arisaema heterophyllum Blume is one of the three medicinal plants known as traditional Chinese medicine Rhizoma Arisaematis (RA). RA has been popularly used to treat patients with convulsions, inflammation, and cancer for a long time. However, the underlying mechanisms for RA effects are still unclear. The present study was designed to determine the cytotoxicity of agglutinin isolated from Arisema heterophyllum Blume (AHA) and explore the possible mechanisms in human non-small-cell lung cancer A549 cells. AHA with purity up to 95% was isolated and purified from Arisaema heterophyllum Blume using hydrophobic interaction chromatography...
November 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901086/glycycoumarin-inhibits-hepatocyte-lipoapoptosis-through-activation-of-autophagy-and-inhibition-of-er-stress-gsk-3-mediated-mitochondrial-pathway
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Enxiang Zhang, Shutao Yin, Xinhua Song, Lihong Fan, Hongbo Hu
Herbal medicine as an alternative approach in the treatment of disease has drawn growing attention. Identification of the active ingredient is needed for effective utilization of the herbal medicine. Licorice is a popular herbal plant that is widely used to treat various diseases including liver diseases. Glycycoumarin (GCM) is a representative of courmarin compounds isolated from licorice. In the present study, the protective effect of GCM on hepatocyte lipoapoptosis has been evaluated using both cell culture model of palmitate-induced lipoapoptosis and animal model of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890807/diosmin-induced-senescence-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-breast-cancer-cells-of-different-p53-status-and-erk-activity
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Anna Lewinska, Jagoda Adamczyk-Grochala, Ewa Kwasniewicz, Anna Deregowska, Maciej Wnuk
Relatively low bioavailability of plant-derived nutraceuticals with anticancer properties may limit their usefulness for prevention and therapy of cancer. In the present study, we have screened for nutraceuticals (n=30) that would act at low micromolar range against phenotypically distinct breast cancer cell lines, namely MCF-7 (ER(+), PR(+/-), HER2(-)), MDA-MB-231 (ER(-), PR(-), HER2(-)) and SK-BR-3 (ER(-), PR(-), HER2(+)), and diosmin, a citrus fruit flavonoid belonging to a flavone subclass, was selected...
January 4, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890431/neuroprotective-mechanisms-of-plant-extracts-against-mptp-induced-neurotoxicity-future-applications-in-parkinson-s-disease
#13
REVIEW
Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Ahmed Negida, Hussien Ahmed, Mohamed M Abdel-Daim
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's disease, affecting about seven to 10 million patients worldwide. The major pathological features of PD are loss of dopaminergic neurons in the nigrostriatal pathway and accumulation of alpha-synuclein molecules, forming Lewy bodies. Until now, there is no effective cure for PD, and investigators are searching for neuroprotective strategies to stop or slow the disease progression. The MPTP (1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine) induced neurotoxicity of the nigrostriatal pathway has been used to initiate PD in animal models...
January 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880045/koelreuteria-formosana-extract-induces-growth-inhibition-and-cell-death-in-human-colon-carcinoma-cells-via-g2-m-arrest-and-lc3-ii-activation-dependent-autophagy
#14
Chi-Ting Horng, Yueh-Jung Wu, Pei-Ni Chen, Shu-Chen Chu, Chun-Miao Tsai, Yih-Shou Hsieh
Autophagy is a self-destructive process that degrades cytoplasmic constituents. In our previous study, Koelreuteria formosana ethanolic extract (KFEE), which is obtained from natural plants endemic to Taiwan, has inhibited cell metastasis in renal carcinoma cells. However, the anticancer effects of KFEE on colon cancer remain unclear. In this study, KFEE exerted a strong cytotoxic effect on DLD-1 and COLO 205 human colorectal cancer cell lines. KFEE effectively inhibited cancer cell proliferation, induced G2/M-phase arrest associated with downregulaton of cyclin E, cyclin B and cdc25C and upregulation of p21, and induced cell death by activating autophagy but did not cause apoptotic cell death...
January 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878656/mille-modis-morimur-we-die-in-a-thousand-ways
#15
Gaspar Banfalvi
Dying cells subjected to apoptotic programs are engulfed by neighboring cells or by professional phagocytes, without inflammation or immunological reactions in the tissue where apoptosis takes place. Apoptotic cells release danger-associated project signals to their neighbours, through different molecular patterns, stimulate antigen production and immune responses. Microenvironmental effects with several functional consequences indicate that cell death is a complex process and may take place in several ways...
November 23, 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867391/origin-of-the-autophagosomal-membrane-in-plants
#16
REVIEW
Xiaohong Zhuang, Kin Pan Chung, Liwen Jiang
During autophagy, cargo molecules destined for degradation are sequestrated into a double-membrane structure called autophagosome, which subsequently fuses with the vacuole. An isolation membrane structure (also called the phagophore) initiates from the platform termed PAS (phagophore assembly site or preautophagosomal structure), which then elongates and expands to become the completed autophagosome. The origin of the membrane for autophagosome formation has been extensively investigated but remains an enigma in the field of autophagy...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836799/cucurbitacin-i-induces-hypertrophy-in-h9c2-cardiomyoblasts-through-activation-of-autophagy-via-mek-erk1-2-signaling-pathway
#17
Yao Wu, Hongying Chen, Ruli Li, Xiaoxiao Wang, He Li, Juanjuan Xin, Zhiqiang Liu, Sisi Wu, Wei Jiang, Ling Zhu
Cucurbitacin-I, a natural triterpenoids initially identified in medicinal plants, shows a potent anticancer effect on a variety of cancer cell types. Nevertheless, the cardiotoxicity of cucurbitacin-I has not heretofore been reported. In this study, the mechanisms of cucurbitacin-I-induced cardiotoxicity were examined by investigating the role of MAPK-autophagy-dependent pathways. After being treated with 0.1-0.3μM cucurbitacin-I for 48h, H9c2 cells showed a gradual decrease in the cell viabilities, a gradual increase in cell size, and mRNA expression of ANP and BNP (cardiac hypertrophic markers)...
December 15, 2016: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834133/the-effects-of-colchicum-baytopiorum-on-regulatory-genes-of-apoptotic-and-autophagic-cell-death-in-hela-cells
#18
Özlem D Özsöylemez, Melek Öztürk, Nurhayat Sütlüpinar, Sera Kayacan, Matem Tunçdemir, Gül Özcan
BACKGROUND: The natural products have increasing important for the development of anticancer agents. Colchicum baytopiorum C.D.Brickell (C. baytopiorum), an endemic species for Turkey, contains colchicine and its derivatives. Stimulation of apoptotic and autophagy-mediated cell deaths are effective strategy for anticancer therapies. AIM: The aim of the study is to determine the role of the extract on both apoptotic and autophagic cell death in HeLa cell line. METHODS: The cell viability of C...
November 9, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830977/altered-apoptosis-autophagy-and-epigenetic-modifications-cause-the-impaired-postimplantation-octaploid-embryonic-development-in-mice
#19
Bao-Jiang Wu, Li-Xia Zhao, Cheng-Cheng Zhu, Yang-Lin Chen, Meng-Yi Wei, Si-Qin Bao, Shao-Chen Sun, Xi-He Li
Polyploids are pervasive in plants and have large impacts on crop breeding, but natural polyploids are rare in animals. Mouse diploid embryos can be induced to become tetraploid by blastomere fusion at the 2-cell stage and tetraploid embryos can develop to the blastocyst stage in vitro. However, there is little information regarding mouse octaploid embryonic development and precise mechanisms contributing to octaploid embryonic developmental limitations are unknown. To investigate the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms underlying octaploid embryonic development, we generated mouse octaploid embryos and evaluated the in vitro/in vivo developmental potential...
November 10, 2016: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814595/particulate-beta-glucan-induces-early-and-late-phagosomal-maturation-in-murine-macrophages
#20
Nida Fatima, Tarun Upadhyay, Deepak Sharma, Rolee Sharma
Beta-glucans are carbohydrates (glucose polymers) found in the cell walls of fungi, yeast, algae, lichens, and plants such as oats and barley. Beta-glucans bind to glucan receptor on phagocytic cells and modify these cells to become "immunologically active" by generating a variety of innate immune responses. Particulate beta-glucan has been specifically shown to engage dectin-1 receptor, which leads to the recruitment and activation of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase-2 (NOX-2) and release of antimicrobial reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
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