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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642707/tetrandrine-an-activator-of-autophagy-induces-autophagic-cell-death-via-pkc-%C3%AE-inhibition-and-mtor-dependent-mechanisms
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Vincent Kam Wai Wong, Wu Zeng, Juan Chen, Xiao Jun Yao, Elaine Lai Han Leung, Qian Qian Wang, Pauline Chiu, Ben C B Ko, Betty Yuen Kwan Law
Emerging evidence suggests the therapeutic role of autophagic modulators in cancer therapy. This study aims to identify novel traditional Chinese medicinal herbs as potential anti-tumor agents through autophagic induction, which finally lead to autophagy mediated-cell death in apoptosis-resistant cancer cells. Using bioactivity-guided purification, we identified tetrandrine (Tet) from herbal plant, Radix stephaniae tetrandrae, as an inducer of autophagy. Across a number of cancer cell lines, we found that breast cancer cells treated with tetrandrine show an increase autophagic flux and formation of autophagosomes...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633985/autophagy-a-double-edged-sword-to-fight-plant-viruses
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Marion Clavel, Simon Michaeli, Pascal Genschik
In metazoans, autophagy is an essential component of host defense against viruses, orchestrating their degradation. Such antiviral functions for autophagy have also been long suspected in the green lineage. Two recent reports provide molecular insights on how plants selectively send viral proteins and even particles to the vacuole.
June 17, 2017: Trends in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621915/wounding-of-arabidopsis-leaves-induces-indole-3-carbinol-dependent-autophagy-in-roots-of-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Ella Katz, Daniel A Chamovitz
In cruciferous plants, insect attack or physical damage induce the synthesis of the glucosinolate breakdown product indole-3-carbinol, which plays a key role in the defense against attackers. Indole-3-carbinol also affects plant growth and development by acting as an auxin antagonist by binding to the TIR1 auxin receptor. Other potential functions of indole-3-carbinol and the underlying mechanisms in plant biology are unknown. Here we show that an indole-3-carbinol-dependent signal induces specific autophagy in root cells...
June 16, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602398/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antifungal-efficacy-of-plant-based-lawsone-against-fusarium-oxysporum-species-complex
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S H S Dananjaya, R M C Udayangani, Sang Yeop Shin, M Edussuriya, Chamilani Nikapitiya, Jehee Lee, Mahanama De Zoysa
Fusarium oxysporum is an ascomycete facultative fungus which generally affects to plants. However, it is recently known as a serious emerging opportunistic pathogen of human and other animals. F. oxysporum shows broad resistance to commonly used antifungal agents and therefore development of alternative therapeutic agents is required. In this study, we investigated the antifungal efficacy of plant based natural lawsone against pathogenic F. oxysporum. Antifungal susceptibility test determined the concentration dependent growth inhibition of lawsone against F...
August 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600347/the-pex1-atpase-stabilizes-pex6-and-plays-essential-roles-in-arabidopsis-peroxisome-biology
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Mauro A Rinaldi, Wendell A Fleming, Kim L Gonzalez, Jaeseok Park, Meredith J Ventura, Ashish Patel, Bonnie Bartel
A variety of metabolic pathways are sequestered in peroxisomes, conserved organelles that are essential for human and plant survival. Peroxin (PEX) proteins generate and maintain peroxisomes. The PEX1 ATPase facilitates recycling of the peroxisome matrix protein receptor PEX5 and is the most commonly affected peroxin in human peroxisome biogenesis disorders. Here we describe the isolation and characterization of the first reported Arabidopsis pex1 missense alleles: pex1-2 and pex1-3. pex1-2 displayed peroxisome-related defects accompanied by reduced PEX1 and PEX6 levels...
June 9, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558867/apigenin-s-anticancer-properties-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-action-recent-advances-and-future-prospectives
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Jumah Masoud Mohammad Salmani, Xiao-Ping Zhang, Joe Antony Jacob, Bao-An Chen
Cancer is a major health concern and leading burden on economy worldwide. An increasing effort is devoted to isolation and development of plant-derived dietary components as effective chemo-preventive products. Phytochemical compounds from natural resources such as fruits and vegetables are responsible for decreasing the risk of certain cancers among the consuming populations. Apigenin, a flavonoid phytochemical found in many kinds of fruits and vegetables, has been shown to exert significant biological effects, such as anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and most particularly anti-neoplastic properties...
May 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558066/gene-expression-analysis-of-rocket-salad-under-pre-harvest-and-postharvest-stresses-a-transcriptomic-resource-for-diplotaxis-tenuifolia
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Marina Cavaiuolo, Giacomo Cocetta, Natasha Damiana Spadafora, Carsten T Müller, Hilary J Rogers, Antonio Ferrante
Diplotaxis tenuifolia L. is of important economic value in the fresh-cut industry for its nutraceutical and sensorial properties. However, information on the molecular mechanisms conferring tolerance of harvested leaves to pre- and postharvest stresses during processing and shelf-life have never been investigated. Here, we provide the first transcriptomic resource of rocket by de novo RNA sequencing assembly, functional annotation and stress-induced expression analysis of 33874 transcripts. Transcriptomic changes in leaves subjected to commercially-relevant pre-harvest (salinity, heat and nitrogen starvation) and postharvest stresses (cold, dehydration, dark, wounding) known to affect quality and shelf-life were analysed 24h after stress treatment, a timing relevant to subsequent processing of salad leaves...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551700/macroautophagy-occurs-in-distal-tmv-uninfected-root-tip-tissue-of-tomato-taking-place-systemic-pcd
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Shumin Zhou, Qiang Hong, Yang Li, Qi Li, Ruisha Li, Hongli Zhang, Mao Wang, Xiaojun Yuan
Autophagy is an important mechanism for recycling cell materials upon encountering stress conditions. Our previous studies had shown that TMV infection could lead to systemic PCD in the distal uninfected tissues, including root tip and shoot tip tissues. But it is not clear whether there is autophagy in the distal apical meristem of TMV-induced plants. To better understand the autophagy process during systemic PCD, here we investigated the formation and type of autophagy in the root meristem cells occurring PCD...
May 27, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548870/vacuolar-digestion-of-entire-damaged-chloroplasts-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-is-accomplished-by-chlorophagy
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Masanori Izumi, Sakuya Nakamura
In yeast and mammals, selective vacuolar delivery and degradation of whole mitochondria, or mitophagy, represents an important quality control system and is achieved by a cargo recognition mechanism enabling selective elimination of dysfunctional mitochondria. As photosynthetic organelles that need light for energy production, plant chloroplasts accumulate sunlight-induced damage. Plants have evolved multiple mechanisms to avoid, relieve, or repair chloroplast photodamage. Our recent study showed that vacuolar degradation of entire chloroplasts, termed chlorophagy, is induced to degrade chloroplasts that are collapsed due to photodamage...
May 26, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545004/autophagy-as-an-emerging-arena-for-plant-pathogen-interactions
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REVIEW
Daniel Hofius, Liang Li, Anders Hafrén, Nuria S Coll
Autophagy is a highly conserved degradation and recycling process that controls cellular homeostasis, stress adaptation, and programmed cell death in eukaryotes. Emerging evidence indicates that autophagy is a key regulator of plant innate immunity and contributes with both pro-death and pro-survival functions to antimicrobial defences, depending on the pathogenic lifestyle. In turn, several pathogens have co-opted and evolved strategies to manipulate host autophagy pathways to the benefit of infection, while some eukaryotic microbes require their own autophagy machinery for successful pathogenesis...
May 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537463/plant-bax-inhibitor-1-interacts-with-atg6-to-regulate-autophagy-and-programmed-cell-death
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Guoyong Xu, Shanshan Wang, Shaojie Han, Ke Xie, Yan Wang, Jinlin Li, Yule Liu
Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved catabolic process and is involved in the regulation of programmed cell death during the plant immune response. However, mechanisms regulating autophagy and cell death are incompletely understood. Here, we demonstrate that plant Bax inhibitor-1 (BI-1), a highly conserved cell death regulator, interacts with ATG6, a core autophagy-related protein. Silencing of BI-1 reduced the autophagic activity induced by both N gene-mediated resistance to Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) and methyl viologen (MV), and enhanced N gene-mediated cell death...
May 24, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531942/target-signalling-pathways-of-natural-plant-derived-radioprotective-agents-from-treatment-to-potential-candidates-a-reverse-thought-on-anti-tumour-drugs
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REVIEW
Ke-Li Yun, Zhen Yu Wang
Radiation damage can occur in nuclear power plant workers when physical protections fail, which results in nuclear leakage through the protective layers. Alternatively, workers may be unable to use physical protection in time (in the case of a sudden nuclear weapons attack). In addition, patients who receive local radiotherapy and are not allowed to adopt local physical protection may experience radiation damage. Thus, protection against chemical radiation has become indispensable. In view of the side effects caused by synthetic radioprotective agents (such as amisfostine), searching for radioprotective agents from plant sources is an alternative strategy...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528166/regulation-of-nutrient-recycling-via-autophagy
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REVIEW
Céline Masclaux-Daubresse, Qinwu Chen, Marien Havé
Autophagy is a universal mechanism in eukaryotes that promotes cell longevity and nutrient recycling through the degradation of unwanted organelles, proteins and damaged cytoplasmic compounds. Autophagy is important in plant resistance to stresses and starvations and in remobilization. Autophagy facilitates bulk and selective degradations, through the delivery of cell material to the vacuole where hydrolases and proteases reside. Large metabolite modifications are observed in autophagy mutants showing the important role of autophagy in cell homeostasis...
May 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515021/sulforaphene-an-isothiocyanate-present-in-radish-plants-inhibits-proliferation-of-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Anna Pawlik, Marta Wała, Aleksandra Hać, Agnieszka Felczykowska, Anna Herman-Antosiewicz
BACKGROUND: Isothiocyanates derived from the Brassicaceae plants possess chemopreventive and anticancer activities. One of them is sulforaphene (SF), which is abundant in Rhapanus sativus seeds. The underlying mechanism of its anticancer activity is still underexplored. PURPOSE: SF properties make it an interesting candidate for cancer prevention and therapy. Thus, it is crucial to characterize the mechanism of its activity. STUDY DESIGN: We investigated the mechanism of antiproliferative activity of SF in breast cancer cells differing in growth factor receptors status and lacking functional p53...
June 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512289/a-genetic-screen-in-combination-with-biochemical-analysis-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-indicates-that-phenazine-1-carboxylic-acid-is-harmful-to-vesicular-trafficking-and-autophagy
#15
Xiaolong Zhu, Yan Zeng, Xiu Zhao, Shenshen Zou, Ya-Wen He, Yongheng Liang
The environmentally friendly antibiotic phenazine-1-carboxylic acid (PCA) protects plants, mammals and humans effectively against various fungal pathogens. However, the mechanism by which PCA inhibits or kills fungal pathogens is not fully understood. We analyzed the effects of PCA on the growth of two fungal model organisms, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans, and found that PCA inhibited yeast growth in a dose-dependent manner which was inversely dependent on pH. In contrast, the commonly used antibiotic hygromycin B acted in a dose-dependent manner as pH increased...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504367/neuroprotective-natural-products-for-the-treatment-of-parkinson-s-disease-by-targeting-the-autophagy-lysosome-pathway-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Zi-Ying Wang, Jing-Yi Liu, Chuan-Bin Yang, Sandeep Malampati, Ying-Yu Huang, Mei-Xiang Li, Min Li, Ju-Xian Song
The autophagy-lysosome pathway (ALP) is a primary means by which damaged organelles and long-lived proteins are removed from cells and their components recycled. Impairment of the ALP has been found to be linked to the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD), a chronic neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the accumulation of protein aggregates and loss of dopaminergic neurons in the midbrain. In recent years, some active compounds derived from plants have been found to regulate the ALP and to exert neuroprotective effects in experimental models of PD, raising the possibility that autophagy enhancement may be an effective therapeutic strategy in PD treatment...
May 15, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500315/network-and-role-analysis-of-autophagy-in-phytophthora-sojae
#17
Linlin Chen, Xiong Zhang, Wen Wang, Xuejing Geng, Yan Shi, Risong Na, Daolong Dou, Honglian Li
Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved mechanism in eukaryotes with roles in development and the virulence of plant fungal pathogens. However, few reports on autophagy in oomycete species have been published. Here, we identified 26 autophagy-related genes (ATGs) belonging to 20 different groups in Phytophthora sojae using a genome-wide survey, and core ATGs in oomycetes were used to construct a preliminary autophagy pathway model. Expression profile analysis revealed that these ATGs are broadly expressed and that the majority of them significantly increase during infection stages, suggesting a central role for autophagy in virulence...
May 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476502/quercetin-suppresses-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-in-epithelial-cells-triggered-by-escherichia-coli-o157-h7
#18
Yansong Xue, Min Du, Mei-Jun Zhu
Inflammatory responses elicited by LRR and PYD domains-containing protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome is induced by a wide variety of stress signals including infectious agents and cellular disorders. E. coli O157:H7 causes serious gastrointestinal diseases that results in severe inflammation and oxidative stress, causing host cell damage. In this study, we found that E. coli O157:H7 infection induced NLRP3 assembly, caspase-1 activation and interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-18 release in Caco-2 cells. Infection also resulted in mitochondrial dysfunction with disrupted mitochondrial potential and mitochondrial complex-I activity, as well as the cytosolic release of cytochrome c and altered mitochondrial respiratory chain...
May 2, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451821/genome-wide-analysis-of-autophagy-related-genes-in-banana-highlights-maatg8s-in-cell-death-and-autophagy-in-immune-response-to-fusarium-wilt
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Yunxie Wei, Wen Liu, Wei Hu, Guoyin Liu, Chunjie Wu, Wei Liu, Hongqiu Zeng, Chaozu He, Haitao Shi
MaATG8s play important roles in hypersensitive-like cell death and immune response, and autophagy is essential for disease resistance against Foc in banana. Autophagy is responsible for the degradation of damaged cytoplasmic constituents in the lysosomes or vacuoles. Although the effects of autophagy have been extensively revealed in model plants, the possible roles of autophagy-related gene in banana remain unknown. In this study, 32 MaATGs were identified in the draft genome, and the profiles of several MaATGs in response to fungal pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f...
April 27, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441457/autophagy-contributes-to-falcarindiol-induced-cell-death-in-breast-cancer-cells-with-enhanced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#20
Tingting Lu, Ming Gu, Yan Zhao, Xinyu Zheng, Chengzhong Xing
Falcarindiol (FAD) is a natural polyyne have been found in many food and dietary plants. It has been found to have various beneficial biological activities. In this study, we demonstrated its anticancer function and mechanism in breast cancer cells. We found that FAD preferentially induces cell death in breast cancer cells. FAD-induced cell death is caspase-dependent. However, FAD induces autophagy to contribute to the cell death. Blocking autophagy by either chemical inhibitors or genetic knockout of autophagy signaling component inhibits FAD-induced cell death...
2017: PloS One
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