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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441457/autophagy-contributes-to-falcarindiol-induced-cell-death-in-breast-cancer-cells-with-enhanced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#1
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437167/the-fgvps39-fgvam7-fgsso1-complex-mediates-vesicle-trafficking-and-is-important-for-the-development-and-virulence-of-fusarium-graminearum
#2
Bing Li, Luping Liu, Ying Li, Xin Dong, Haifeng Zhang, Huaigu Chen, Xiaobo Zheng, Zhengguang Zhang
Vesicle trafficking is an important event in eukaryotic organisms. Many proteins and lipids transported between different organelles or compartments are essential for survival. These processes are mediated by soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptor (SNARE) proteins, Rab-GTPases, and multisubunit tethering complexes such as class C core vacuole or endosome tethering and homotypic fusion or vacuole protein sorting (HOPS). Our previous study has demonstrated that FgVam7, which encodes a SNARE protein involving in vesicle trafficking, plays crucial roles in growth, asexual or sexual development, deoxynivalenol production, and pathogenicity in Fusarium graminearum...
April 24, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423628/benzyl-isothiocyanate-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-initiated-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells
#3
Ji-Fan Lin, Te-Fu Tsai, Shan-Che Yang, Yi-Chia Lin, Hung-En Chen, Kuang-Yu Chou, Thomas I-Sheng Hwang
Benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC) in cruciferous plants, which are part of the human diet, has been shown to induce apoptosis in various types of cancer. In this study, we show that BITC effectively suppresses the growth of cultured human prostate cancer cells (CRW-22Rv1 and PC3) by causing mitochondrial membrane potential loss, caspase 3/7 activation and DNA fragmentation. Furthermore, BITC induces ROS generation in these cells. The induction of apoptosis by BITC was significantly attenuated in the presence of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and catalase (CAT), well-studied ROS scavengers...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420757/stress-signals-in-plants
#4
Alexandra A Mushegian
Selective autophagy mediates the cross-talk between plant growth and stress signaling pathways.
April 18, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399398/selective-autophagy-of-bes1-mediated-by-dsk2-balances-plant-growth-and-survival
#5
Trevor M Nolan, Benjamin Brennan, Mengran Yang, Jiani Chen, Mingcai Zhang, Zhaohu Li, Xuelu Wang, Diane C Bassham, Justin Walley, Yanhai Yin
Plants encounter a variety of stresses and must fine-tune their growth and stress-response programs to best suit their environment. BES1 functions as a master regulator in the brassinosteroid (BR) pathway that promotes plant growth. Here, we show that BES1 interacts with the ubiquitin receptor protein DSK2 and is targeted to the autophagy pathway during stress via the interaction of DSK2 with ATG8, a ubiquitin-like protein directing autophagosome formation and cargo recruitment. Additionally, DSK2 is phosphorylated by the GSK3-like kinase BIN2, a negative regulator in the BR pathway...
April 10, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390176/cucurbitacin-b-protects-against-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy
#6
Yang Xiao, Zheng Yang, Qing-Qing Wu, Xiao-Han Jiang, Yuan Yuan, Wei Chang, Zhou Yan Bian, Jin Xiu Zhu, Qi-Zhu Tang
Lack of effective anti-cardiac hypertrophy drugs creates a major cause for the increasing prevalence of heart failure. In the present study, we determined the anti-hypertrophy and anti-fibrosis potential of a natural plant triterpenoid, Cucurbitacin B both in vitro and in vivo. Aortic banding (AB) was performed to induce cardiac hypertrophy. After 1 week of surgery, mice were receive cucurbitacin B treatment (Gavage, 0.2 mg/kg body weight/2 day). Afer 4 weeks of AB, cucurbitacin B demonstrated a strong anti- hypertrophy and anti-fibrosis ability as evidenced by decreased of heart weight, myocardial cell cross-sectional area and interstitial fibrosis, ameliorated of systolic and diastolic abnormalities, normalized in gene expression of hypertrophic and fibrotic markers, reserved microvascular density in pressure overload induced hypertrophic mice...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367073/natural-compounds-as-modulators-of-non-apoptotic-cell-death-in-cancer-cells
#7
Luis Miguel Guamán-Ortiz, Maria Isabel Ramirez Orellana, Edward A Ratovitski
Cell death is an innate capability of cells to be removed from microenvironment, if and when they are damaged by multiple stresses. Cell death is often regulated by multiple molecular pathways and mechanism, including apoptosis, autophagy, and necroptosis. The molecular network underlying these processes is often intertwined and one pathway can dynamically shift to another one acquiring certain protein components, in particular upon treatment with various drugs. The strategy to treat human cancer ultimately relies on the ability of anticancer therapeutics to induce tumor-specific cell death, while leaving normal adjacent cells undamaged...
April 2017: Current Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364377/autophagy-programmed-cell-death-and-reactive-oxygen-species-in-sexual-reproduction-in-plants
#8
Takamitsu Kurusu, Kazuyuki Kuchitsu
Autophagy is one of the major cellular processes of recycling of proteins, metabolites and intracellular organelles, and plays crucial roles in the regulation of innate immunity, stress responses and programmed cell death (PCD) in many eukaryotes. It is also essential in development and sexual reproduction in many animals. In plants, although autophagy-deficient mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana show phenotypes in abiotic and biotic stress responses, their life cycle seems normal and thus little had been known until recently about the roles of autophagy in development and reproduction...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360921/the-involvement-of-heat-shock-proteins-in-the-establishment-of-tomato-yellow-leaf-curl-virus-infection
#9
REVIEW
Rena Gorovits, Henryk Czosnek
Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV), a begomovirus, induces protein aggregation in infected tomatoes and in its whitefly vector Bemisia tabaci. The interactions between TYLCV and HSP70 and HSP90 in plants and vectors are necessity for virus infection to proceed. In infected host cells, HSP70 and HSP90 are redistributed from a soluble to an aggregated state. These aggregates contain, together with viral DNA/proteins and virions, HSPs and components of the protein quality control system such as ubiquitin, 26S proteasome subunits, and the autophagy protein ATG8...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359246/in-silico-in-vitro-identification-of-structure-activity-relationship-pattern-of-serpentine-gallic-acid-targeting-pi3k%C3%AE-as-potential-anticancer-target
#10
Pooja Sharma, Aparna Shukla, Komal Kalani, Vijaya Dubey, Suaib Luqman, S K Srivastava, Feroz Khan
Natural products showed anticancer activity and often induce apoptosis or autophagy in cancer cells through the PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathways. The potential of natural products as PI3Ks inhibitors has been reported, which suggest PI3Ks a promising anticancer target. Phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) is a family of related intracellular signal transducer enzymes or lipid kinases that regulate different cellular processes involved in cancer. In the studied work, anticancer potential of two active plant secondary metabolites, namely gallic acid and serpentine was evaluated against PI3Ks, especially gamma isoform and compared with the wortmannin, a steroid metabolite of the fungi and a non-specific covalent known inhibitor of PI3Ks, based on in-silico QSAR, molecular docking, eADMET and in-vitro activity...
March 30, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359198/anticancer-properties-and-pharmaceutical-applications-of-plumbagin-a-review
#11
Yuling Liu, Yuee Cai, Chengwei He, Meiwan Chen, Hui Li
It has been shown that plumbagin, a bioactive naphthoquinone isolated from three major plant families viz. Plumbaginaceae, Ebenceae and Droseraceae, definitively exhibits anticancer potential in diverse cancer cells both in vitro and in vivo. Plumbagin shows antineoplastic effects via multi-channel molecular mechanisms, including the induction of apoptosis and autophagy, the disruption of the cell cycle, the inhibition of invasion and metastasis, and anti-angiogenesis. Plumbagin inhibits the growth of cancer cells mainly through the modulation of the signals of PI3K/Akt/mTOR, AMPK, Ras, and so on...
March 30, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343064/a-barley-homolog-of-yeast-atg6-is-involved-in-multiple-abiotic-stress-responses-and-stress-resistance-regulation
#12
Xiaowei Zeng, Zhanghui Zeng, Cuicui Liu, Weiyi Yuan, Ning Hou, Hongwu Bian, Muyuan Zhu, Ning Han
Autophagy is a highly conserved degradation pathway among eukaryote cells, which can recycle damaged or unwanted cell materials upon encountering stress conditions. As a key component of the Class III PI3K kinase complex, ATG6/Beclin-1 is essential for autophagosome formation. In this study, we isolated a putative HvATG6 gene in barley genome. The protein encoded by HvATG6 shares high sequence identity to ATG6 orthologs in rice and wheat, and has a typical autophagy-specific domain containing segments of repeated β-sheet-α-helix...
March 19, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338727/rin4-recruits-the-exocyst-subunit-exo70b1-to-the-plasma-membrane
#13
Peter Sabol, Ivan Kulich, Viktor Žárský
The exocyst is a conserved vesicle-tethering complex with principal roles in cell polarity and morphogenesis. Several studies point to its involvement in polarized secretion during microbial pathogen defense. In this context, we have found an interaction between the Arabidopsis EXO70B1 exocyst subunit, a protein which was previously associated with both the defense response and autophagy, and RPM1 INTERACTING PROTEIN 4 (RIN4), the best studied member of the NOI protein family and a known regulator of plant defense pathways...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293765/rutin-increases-the-cytotoxicity-of-temozolomide-in-glioblastoma-via-autophagy-inhibition
#14
Pingde Zhang, Stella Sun, Ning Li, Amy Suk Wai Ho, Karrie Mei Yee Kiang, Xiaoqin Zhang, Yin Stephen Cheng, Ming Wai Poon, Derek Lee, Jenny Kan Suen Pu, Gilberto Ka Kit Leung
The chemotherapeutic agent temozolomide (TMZ) is widely used in the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Rutin, a citrus flavonoid ecglycoside found in edible plants, has neuroprotective and anticancer activities. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and the underlying mechanisms of rutin used in combination with TMZ in GBM. In vitro cell viability assay demonstrated that rutin alone had generally low cytotoxic effect, but it enhanced the efficacy of TMZ in a dose-dependent manner. Subcutaneous and orthotopic xenograft studies also showed that tumor volumes were significantly lower in mice receiving combined TMZ/Rutin treatment as compared to TMZ or rutin alone treatment...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274097/induction-of-cell-death-by-betulinic-acid-through-induction-of-apoptosis-and-inhibition-of-autophagic-flux-in-microglia-bv-2-cells
#15
Jeongbin Seo, Juneyoung Jung, Dae Sik Jang, Joungmok Kim, Jeong Hee Kim
Betulinic acid (BA), a natural pentacyclic triterpene found in many medicinal plants is known to have various biological activity including tumor suppression and anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, the cell-death induction effect of BA was investigated in BV-2 microglia cells. BA was cytotoxic to BV-2 cells with IC₅₀ of approximately 2.0 μM. Treatment of BA resulted in a dosedependent chromosomal DNA degradation, suggesting that these cells underwent apoptosis. Flow cytometric analysis further confirmed that BA-treated BV-2 cells showed hypodiploid DNA content...
March 10, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260002/a-novel-cycloartane-triterpenoid-from-cimicifuga-induces-apoptotic-and-autophagic-cell-death-in-human-colon-cancer-ht-29-cells
#16
Xiaoli Dai, Jing Liu, Yin Nian, Ming-Hua Qiu, Ying Luo, Jihong Zhang
The extract from Cimicifuga, a genus of flowering plants, has been demonstrated to have mainly therapeutic effects on menstrual and menopausal symptoms and also exhibits immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity. Moreover, the anticancer effects of Cimicifuga have been reported, but the underlying mechanism causing cancer cell death has been poorly described. The present study was designed to investigate the antitumor effects and underlying molecular mechanisms of cimigenol (KY17), a novel cycloartane triterpenoid from Cimicifuga...
April 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258023/importance-of-ros-mediated-autophagy-in-determining-apoptotic-cell-death-induced-by-physapubescin-b
#17
Jian Xu, Yihua Wu, Guang Lu, Shujun Xie, Zhongjun Ma, Zhe Chen, Han-Ming Shen, Dajing Xia
Physapubescin B, a steroidal compound extracted from the plant Physalis pubescens L. (Solanaceae), has been reported to possess anti-cancer potential, whereas the molecular mechanism remains elusive. In this study, we first demonstrated that physapubescin B induced autophagy in human cancer cells based on the evidence that physapubescin B increased lipidation of microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3) as well as number of GFP-LC3 puncta. We further examined the molecular mechanisms and found that physapubescin B enhanced the autophagic flux through promotion of reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated suppression of mammalian target of rapamycin complex I (mTORC1), the key negative regulator of autophagy...
February 24, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252344/autophagy-inducing-natural-compounds-a-treasure-resource-for-developing-therapeutics-against-tissue-fibrosis
#18
REVIEW
Xiao-Xi Lv, Shan-Shan Liu, Zhuo-Wei Hu
Tissue fibrosis is a common pathologic change of many chronic diseases, which is characterized by extracellular matrix accumulation in tissues and dysfunction of the injured organs. Despite there recently gain mechanistic insight into the pathogenesis of tissue fibrosis, therapeutics for tissue fibrosis and thus many chronic diseases remain a significant clinical unmet need. Recent progressions indicate that autophagy, a conserved lysosomal degradation process in eukaryotic cells, not only plays an important regulatory role in maintaining cellular and tissue homeostasis, but also contributes to the development and progression of tissue fibrosis in a diversity of organs...
February 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251795/quercetin-simultaneously-induces-g0-g1-phase-arrest-and-caspase-mediated-crosstalk-between-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-human-leukemia-hl-60-cells
#19
Junn-Liang Chang, Jyh-Ming Chow, Jer-Hwa Chang, Yu-Ching Wen, Yung-Wei Lin, Shun-Fa Yang, Wei-Jiunn Lee, Ming-Hsien Chien
Quercetin is a plant-derived bioflavonoid with high anticancer activity in various tumors. Herein, the molecular mechanisms by which quercetin exerts its anticancer effects against HL-60 acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells were investigated. Results showed that quercetin suppressed cell proliferation in the HL-60 cell line in vitro and in vivo. Quercetin-induced G0 /G1 -phase arrest occurred when expressions of cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK)2/4 were inhibited and the CDK inhibitors, p16 and p21, were induced...
March 2, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250067/the-arabidopsis-mitochondrial-protease-ftsh4-is-involved-in-leaf-senescence-via-regulation-of-wrky-dependent-salicylic-acid-accumulation-and-signaling
#20
Shengchun Zhang, Cui Li, Rui Wang, Yaxue Chen, Si Shu, Ruihua Huang, Daowei Zhang, Jian Li, Shi Xiao, Nan Yao, Chengwei Yang
Mitochondria and autophagy play important roles in the networks that regulate plant leaf senescence and cell death. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the interactions between mitochondrial signaling and autophagy are currently not well understood. This study characterized the function of the Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) mitochondrial AAA-protease gene FtSH4 in regulating autophagy and senescence, finding that FtSH4 mediates WRKY-dependent salicylic acid (SA) accumulation and signaling. Knockout of FtSH4 in the ftsh4-4 mutant resulted in severe leaf senescence, cell death, and high autophagy levels...
April 2017: Plant Physiology
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