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Guangqiang Zhao, Yongchun Zhou, Lianhua Ye, Guangjian Li, Xiaobo Chen, Kaiyun Yang, Qiubo Huang, Yujie Zeng, Ying Chen, Yunchao Huang
OBJECT: In this study, we attempted to find out the underlying mechanism of Benzoapyrene and metastasis of lung cancer cells. We also did experiments to testify the connection between BaP and its potential target, TNF-α. METHODS: Cell median lethal dose (IC50 ) of both cells was measured by crystal violet method. Quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) and western blot were employed to detect the expression of TNF-α. Wound healing assay and transwell assay were utilized to testify the impacts of BaP and TNF-α on the metastasis of lung cancer cells...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Chad R Schultz, Dirk Geerts, Marie Mooney, Raid El-Khawaja, Jan Koster, André S Bachmann
The eukaryotic initiation factor 5A (eIF5A), which contributes to several crucial processes during protein translation, is the only protein that requires activation by a unique post-translational hypusine modification. eIF5A hypusination controls cell proliferation, and has been linked to cancer. eIF5A hypusination requires the enzymes deoxyhypusine synthase (DHPS) and deoxyhypusine hydroxylase (DOHH) and uniquely depends on the polyamine (PA) spermidine as the sole substrate. Ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) is the rate-limiting enzyme in PA biosynthesis...
January 2, 2018: Biochemical Journal
Zhi Cheng, Yingchun Shang, Shan Gao, Tao Zhang
We recently reported that presenilin-1 (PS1) induced an increase of U1 snRNA expression accompanied with the change of amyloid precursor protein expression, β-amyloid level and cell death. In the present study, our data showed that both overexpression and knockdown of U1 snRNA could cause the loss in the function of U1 snRNA and resulted in PCPA as well as the same downstream phenomena including the expression changes of genes specific to AD, tau hyperphosphorylation on the site of Thr212, the decrease of acetylated α-tubulin, the reduction of cell viability and upregulation of RIPK1, RIPK3 and caspase8...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Neurogenetics
Akira Takaguri, Takashi Kubo, Masaya Mori, Kumi Satoh
Apoptosis of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) has been implicated in the progression of atherosclerosis, especially in vascular remodelling and plaque rupture. Although it is known that Yes-associated protein 1 (YAP1) is a critical molecule that regulates cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis, the role of YAP1 in VSMCs apoptosis remains unknown. In this study, we investigated whether YAP1 modulates VSMC apoptosis induced by endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. In cultured VSMC, tunicamycin caused cell death accompanied by an increase in caspase-3 processing and C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP) expression...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
Ruitao Zhang, Huirong Shi, Fang Ren, Minghui Zhang, Pengcheng Ji, Wenwen Wang, Chuanna Liu
BACKGROUND: Upregulation of Cyclin dependent kinase 1 (CDK1) protein is closely related with the prognosis of several malignant tumors. Chk1-CDC25C-CDK1 signaling and P53-P21WAF1-CDK1 signaling pathways are closely related with the cell cycle G2/M phase regulation. The present study aimed to analyze the relationship between CDK1 and the proliferation and apoptosis of ovarian cancer cells, investigate its molecular mechanism preliminarily. METHODS: The specific short-hair RNA (shRNA) plasmids and negative control plasmid of CDK1, checkpoint kinase 1 (CHK1) and p53 genes were transfected into ovarian cancer SK-OV-3 and OVCAR-3 cells respectively...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
Dipanwita Sengupta, Kaustav Dutta Chowdhury, Sujan Chatterjee, Avik Sarkar, Soumosish Paul, Pradip Kumar Sur, Gobinda Chandra Sadhukhan
Cancer cells often have faulty apoptotic pathways resulting in sustenance of survivability, tumour metastasis and resistance to anticancer drugs. Alternate strategies are sought to improve therapeutic efficacy and therefore HepG2 cells were treated with S-allyl-cysteine (SAC) and berberine (BER) to analyze their mechanistic impact upon necroptosis along with its interacting relationship to apoptosis. In the present study we observed that SAC and BER exposure reduced NFκβ nuclear translocation through adenylate cyclase-cAMP-protein kinaseA axis and eventually evaded c-FLIP inhibition...
August 23, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
Bo Wu, Jian Cui, Xiang-Min Yang, Zhen-Yu Liu, Fei Song, Ling Li, Jian-Li Jiang, Zhi-Nan Chen
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most lethal and prevalent cancers worldwide. CD147 (EMMPRIN or basigin) is a leading gene relating to hepatocarcinogenesis and metastasis, and is detected in transmembrane, exosome or circulating forms in HCC patients. The endosome recycling of CD147 further enhances the function of this oncoprotein from a dynamic perspective. However, previous studies about CD147 mainly focused on one separate form, and little attention has been paid to how the different forms of tumor-derived CD147 changes...
July 13, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
Hao Zhang, Fuling Zhou, Zhenyu Pan, Xiangpeng Bu, Yaoqing Wang, Fan Chen
The aim of the present study was to confirm the role of 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases type 2(11β-HSD-2) in steroid induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head(SANFH). We cultured mouse bone-like cells (MLO-Y4) and mouse osteoblast-like cells (MC3T3-E1). After overexpressed 11β-HSD-2 successfully, we induced cell apoptosis by dexamethasone (DXM). The level of cell apoptosis, the expression of Bcl-2 in MLO-Y4 cells and the expression of Fas and caspase8 in MC3T3-E1 cells were detected. Then, we constructed 11β-HSD-2 siRNA plasmid and represented it on MLO-Y4/MC3T3-E1 Cells, to down-regulate the 11β-HSD-2 expression...
September 2, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Amanda K Wheaton, Manisha Agarwal, Shijing Jia, Kevin K Kim
Progressive pulmonary fibrosis is a devastating consequence of many acute and chronic insults to the lung. Lung injury leads to alveolar epithelial cell (AEC) death, destruction of the basement membrane, and activation of transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β). There is subsequent resolution of the injury and a coordinated and concurrent initiation of fibrosis. Both of these processes may involve activation of similar intracellular signaling pathways regulated in part by dynamic changes to the extracellular matrix...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Nicole Schmitner, Kenji Kohno, Dirk Meyer
The exocrine pancreas displays a significant capacity for regeneration and renewal. In humans and mammalian model systems, the partial loss of exocrine tissue, such as after acute pancreatitis or partial pancreatectomy induces rapid recovery via expansion of surviving acinar cells. In mouse it was further found that an almost complete removal of acinar cells initiates regeneration from a currently not well-defined progenitor pool. Here, we used the zebrafish as an alternative model to study cellular mechanisms of exocrine regeneration following an almost complete removal of acinar cells...
March 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
C Huang, G F Zhang, J Han, G J Liao, B G Zou
March 31, 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Bhawna Chandravanshi, Ramesh Ramchandra Bhonde
In the present study we focused on the improvisation of islet survival in hypoxia.The Islet like cell aggregates (ICAs) derived from wharton's jelly mesenchymal stem cells (WJ MSC) were cultured with and without WJ MSC for 48 h in hypoxia and normoxia and tested for their direct trophic effect on β cell survival. The WJ MSCs themselves secreted insulin upon glucose challenge and expressed the pancreatic markers at both transcription and translational level (C-peptide, Insulin, Glucagon, and Glut 2). Direct contact of MSCs with ICAs facilitated highest viability under hypoxia as evidenced by fluorescein diacetate/propidium iodide and 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
September 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Yan Wang, Yu Mu, Xiaorui Zhou, Huaixue Ji, Xing Gao, Wen Wen Cai, Qiuhua Guan, Tie Xu
We have found that Fas/FasL-mediated "extrinsic" pathway promoted cell apoptosis induced by renal ischemic injury. This study is to elucidate the upstream mechanism regulating FasL-induced extrinsic pathway during renal ischemia/reperfusion. Results demonstrated that when SIRT2 was activated by renal ischemia/reperfusion, activated SIRT2 could bind to and deacetylate FOXO3a, promoting FOXO3a nuclear translocation which resulted in an increase of nuclear FOXO3a along with FasL expression and activation of caspase8 and caspase3, triggering cell apoptosis during renal ischemia/reperfusion...
April 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
Jian Niu, Yue Wang, Ji Wang, Liu Bin, Xin Hu
One important process in liver cancer growth and progression is angiogenesis. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has the significant role in liver cancer angiogenesis. sFlt1 (soluble Fms-like tyrosine kinase-1) is the promising inhibitor of VEGF and can be used as the new method of inhibiting angiogenesis. MSCs (Mesenchymal stem cells) can infiltrate into tumor tissue and function as the efficient transgene delivery mediator. Here, we engineered murine MSCs to express sFlt1 and examined the anti-tumor effect of MSC- sFlt1 in combination with continues low-dose doxorubicin treatment...
December 28, 2016: Aging
Yin Zhou, Yibo Li, Bin Zhou, Keling Chen, Zhaoying Lyv, Dongmei Huang, Bin Liu, Zhicheng Xu, Bo Xiang, Shuguang Jin, Xiaofeng Sun, Yuan Li
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the leading cause of neonatal gastrointestinal mortality; effective interventions are lacking with limited understanding of the pathogenesis of NEC. The importance of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling in NEC is well documented; however, the potential mechanisms that regulate enterocyte inflammation and apoptosis remain unclear. The aim of this study was to characterize the role of TLR4-mediated inflammation and apoptosis in the development of NEC and to determine the major apoptotic pathways and regulators in the process...
January 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Thomas Weber, Kazuhiko Namikawa, Barbara Winter, Karina Müller-Brown, Ralf Kühn, Wolfgang Wurst, Reinhard W Köster
The zebrafish is a well-established model organism in which to study in vivo mechanisms of cell communication, differentiation and function. Existing cell ablation methods are either invasive or they rely on the cellular expression of prokaryotic enzymes and the use of antibiotic drugs as cell death-inducing compounds. We have recently established a novel inducible genetic cell ablation system based on tamoxifen-inducible Caspase 8 activity, thereby exploiting mechanisms of cell death intrinsic to most cell types...
November 15, 2016: Development
Yang-Wuyue Liu, Ting Yang, Li Zhao, Zhenhong Ni, Nan Yang, Fengtian He, Shuang-Shuang Dai
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is an overwhelming whole body inflammation caused by infectious diseases or sterile insults. Neutrophils are the dominant participants during inflammation, and their survival and death determine the initiation as well as resolution of SIRS. Apoptosis and autophagy are two fundamental cellular processes that modulating cell fate, but their correlation and regulators in neutrophils under SIRS condition have not been elucidated. In this study, we demonstrated that high dose of LPS induced both apoptosis and autophagy of neutrophils in a mouse SIRS model and LPS-stimulated neutrophils in vitro...
2016: Scientific Reports
Ugur Serbes, Ozlem D Ozsoylemez, Gul Ozcan
We aim to determine the regulation of apoptosis by paclitaxel-induced and understand cancer dynamics to treatment targets for HeLa cells by identifying decrease/increase genes expression on HeLa cells. In this study, the anti-tumor effects of Paclitaxel (PAC) on HeLa cells have been studied in order to determine the cellular and molecular mechanisms of these effects. PAC has been applied to HeLa cells in 6 different doses (3, 7.5, 15, 30, 60, 120 nM) for 48 hours and the IC50 dose MTT method, has been determined with apoptic index (AI) DAPI...
2016: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Aruo Nan, Lijian Chen, Nan Zhang, Zhenzhong Liu, Ti Yang, Zhishan Wang, Chengfeng Yang, Yiguo Jiang
Lead is a metal that has toxic effects on the developing nervous system. However, the mechanisms underlying lead-induced neurotoxicity are not well understood. Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) play an important role in epigenetic regulation, but few studies have examined the function of ncRNAs in lead-induced neurotoxicity. We addressed this in the present study by evaluating the functions of a long non-coding RNA (named lncRpa) and a circular RNA (named circRar1) in a mouse model of lead-induced neurotoxicity. High-throughput RNA sequencing showed that both lncRpa and circRar1 promoted neuronal apoptosis...
April 2017: Archives of Toxicology
Ratana Banjerdpongchai, Benjawan Wudtiwai, Patompong Khawon
Naringin, a bioflavonoid found in Citrus seeds, inhibits proliferation of cancer cells. The objectives of this study were to investigate the mode and mechanism(s) of hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cell death induced by naringin. The cytotoxicity of naringin towards HepG2 cells proved dosedependent, measured by MTT assay. Naringintreated HepG2 cells underwent apoptosis also in a concentration related manner, determined by annexin Vfluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) and propidium iodide (PI) employing flow cytometry...
2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
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