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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230866/oridonin-induces-autophagy-via-inhibition-of-glucose-metabolism-in-p53-mutated-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Zhuo Yao, Fuhua Xie, Min Li, Zirui Liang, Wenli Xu, Jianhua Yang, Chang Liu, Hongwangwang Li, Hui Zhou, Liang-Hu Qu
The Warburg effect is an important characteristic of tumor cells, making it an attractive therapeutic target. Current anticancer drug development strategies predominantly focus on inhibitors of the specific molecular effectors involved in tumor cell proliferation. These drugs or natural compounds, many of which target the Warburg effect and the underlying mechanisms, still need to be characterized. To elucidate the anticancer effects of a natural diterpenoid, oridonin, we first demonstrated the anticancer activity of oridonin both in vitro and in vivo in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells...
February 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230855/simvastatin-induced-cell-cycle-arrest-through-inhibition-of-stat3-skp2-axis-and-activation-of-ampk-to-promote-p27-and-p21-accumulation-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#2
Sin-Ting Wang, Hsiu J Ho, Jaw-Town Lin, Jeng-Jer Shieh, Chun-Ying Wu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is characterized by a poor prognosis and is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. Simvastatin, an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, which decreases cholesterol synthesis by inhibiting mevalonate pathways and is widely used to treat cardiovascular diseases. Simvastatin exhibits anticancer effects against several malignancies. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the anticancer effects of simvastatin on HCC are still not well understood. In this study, we demonstrated simvastatin-induced G0/G1 arrest by inducing p21 and p27 accumulation in HepG2 and Hep3B cells...
February 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230853/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-inhibit-cd25-expression-via-the-mtor-pathway-to-potentiate-t-cell-suppression
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Hyun Seung Yoo, Kyuheon Lee, Kwangmin Na, Yong Xu Zhang, Hyun-Ja Lim, TacGhee Yi, Sun U Song, Myung-Shin Jeon
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are known to suppress T-cell activation and proliferation. Several studies have reported that MSCs suppress CD25 expression in T cells. However, the molecular mechanism underlying MSC-mediated suppression of CD25 expression has not been fully examined. Here, we investigated the mTOR pathway, which is involved in CD25 expression in T cells. We showed that MSCs inhibited CD25 expression, which was restored in the presence of an inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) inhibitor...
February 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230778/caffeic-acid-expands-anti-tumor-effect-of-metformin-in-human-metastatic-cervical-carcinoma-htb-34-cells-implications-of-ampk-activation-and-impairment-of-fatty-acids-de-novo-biosynthesis
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Malgorzata Tyszka-Czochara, Pawel Konieczny, Marcin Majka
The efficacy of cancer treatments is often limited and associated with substantial toxicity. Appropriate combination of drug targeting specific mechanisms may regulate metabolism of tumor cells to reduce cancer cell growth and to improve survival. Therefore, we investigated the effects of anti-diabetic drug Metformin (Met) and a natural compound caffeic acid (trans-3,4-dihydroxycinnamic acid, CA) alone and in combination to treat an aggressive metastatic human cervical HTB-34 (ATCC CRL-1550) cancer cell line...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230361/10-gingerol-a-phytochemical-derivative-from-tongling-white-ginger-inhibits-cervical-cancer-insights-into-the-molecular-mechanism-and-inhibitory-targets
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Fang Zhang, Kiran Thakur, Fei Hu, Jian-Guo Zhang, Zhao-Jun Wei
With an aim to evaluate anti-cancerous activities of 10-gingerol (10-G) against Hela cells, it was purified and identified from Tongling White Ginger by HSCCC, UPLC-TOF-MS/MS and NMR analysis, respectively. 10-G inhibited the proliferation of HeLa cells at IC50 (29.19 μM) and IC80 (50.87 μM) with altered cell morphology, increased cytotoxicity and arrested cell cycle in G0/G1-phase. The most cell cycle related genes and proteins expression significantly decreased, followed by slight decrease in few and without affecting cyclin B1 and cyclin E1 (protein)...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230250/metformin-attenuates-angiotensin-ii-induced-tgf%C3%AE-1-expression-by-targeting-hepatocyte-nuclear-factor-4%C3%AE
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Ruifei Chen, Yenan Feng, Jimin Wu, Yao Song, Hao Li, Qiang Shen, Dan Li, Jianshu Zhang, Zhizhen Lu, Han Xiao, Youyi Zhang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Metformin, a small molecule antihyperglycaemic agent, is well-known as an AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activator and protects against cardiac fibrosis. However, the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGFβ1) is a key cytokine mediating cardiac fibrosis. Here, we investigated the effects of metformin on TGFβ1 production induced by angiotensin II (AngII) and the underlying mechanisms. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Wild-type and AMPKα2(-/-) C57BL/6 mice were subcutaneously injected with metformin or saline and infused with AngII (3 mg kg(-1) day(-1) ) for 7 days...
February 23, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230171/impact-of-genetic-variation-on-human-camkk2-regulation-by-ca-2-calmodulin-and-multisite-phosphorylation
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Matthew T O'Brien, Jonathan S Oakhill, Naomi X Y Ling, Christopher G Langendorf, Ashfaqul Hoque, Toby A Dite, Anthony R Means, Bruce E Kemp, John W Scott
The Ca(2+)-calmodulin dependent protein kinase kinase-2 (CaMKK2) is a key regulator of neuronal function and whole-body energy metabolism. Elevated CaMKK2 activity is strongly associated with prostate and hepatic cancers, whereas reduced CaMKK2 activity has been linked to schizophrenia and bipolar disease in humans. Here we report the functional effects of nine rare-variant point mutations that were detected in large-scale human genetic studies and cancer tissues, all of which occur close to two regulatory phosphorylation sites and the catalytic site on human CaMKK2...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229277/ginger-extract-adjuvant-to-doxorubicin-in-mammary-carcinoma-study-of-some-molecular-mechanisms
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Nahla E El-Ashmawy, Naglaa F Khedr, Hoda A El-Bahrawy, Hend E Abo Mansour
PURPOSE: The present study aimed to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the anticancer properties of ginger extract (GE) in mice bearing solid Ehrlich carcinoma (SEC) and to evaluate the use of GE in combination with doxorubicin (DOX) as a complementary therapy against SEC. METHODS: SEC was induced in 60 female mice. Mice were divided into four equal groups: SEC, GE, DOX and GE + DOX. GE (100 mg/kg orally day after day) and DOX (4 mg/kg i.p. for 4 cycles every 5 days) were given to mice starting on day 12 of inoculation...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225087/ampk-deficiency-in-chondrocytes-accelerated-the-progression-of-instability-induced-and-ageing-associated-osteoarthritis-in-adult-mice
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Sheng Zhou, Wanli Lu, Liang Chen, Qiting Ge, Dongyang Chen, Zhihong Xu, Dongquan Shi, Jin Dai, Jianxin Li, Huangxian Ju, Yi Cao, Jinzhong Qin, Shuai Chen, Huajian Teng, Qing Jiang
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive degenerative disease of the joints that is associated with both joint injury and ageing. Here, we investigated the role of the energy sensor AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in maintaining a healthy state of articular cartilage and in OA development. Using cartilage-specific, tamoxifen-inducible AMPKα1 conditional knockout (AMPKα1 cKO), AMPKα2 conditional knockout (AMPKα2 cKO) and AMPKα1α2 conditional double knockout (AMPKα cDKO) mice, we found that compared with wild-type (WT) littermates, mutant mice displayed accelerated severity of surgically induced OA, especially AMPKα cDKO mice...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225075/soya-cerebroside-an-extract-of-cordyceps-militaris-suppresses-monocyte-migration-and-prevents-cartilage-degradation-in-inflammatory-animal-models
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Shan-Chi Liu, Ching-Peng Chiu, Chun-Hao Tsai, Chun-Yin Hung, Te-Mao Li, Yang-Chang Wu, Chih-Hsin Tang
Pathophysiological events that modulate the progression of structural changes in osteoarthritis (OA) include the secretion of inflammatory molecules, such as proinflammatory cytokines. Interleukin-1beta (IL-1β) is the prototypical inflammatory cytokine that activates OA synovial cells to release cytokines and chemokines in support of the inflammatory response. The monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1/CCL2) is one of the key chemokines that regulate migration and infiltration of monocytes in response to inflammation...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223368/phosphatases-generate-signal-specificity-downstream-of-ssp1-kinase-in-fission-yeast
#11
Lin Deng, Mid Eum Lee, Katherine Schutt, James B Moseley
AMPK-related protein kinases (ARKs) coordinate cell growth, proliferation, and migration with environmental status. It is unclear how specific ARKs are activated at specific times. In fission yeast S. pombe, the CaMKK-like protein kinase Ssp1 promotes cell cycle progression by activating the ARK Cdr2 according to cell growth signals. Here, we demonstrate that Ssp1 activates a second ARK, Ssp2/AMPK-α, for cell proliferation in low environmental glucose. Ssp1 activates these two related targets by the same biochemical mechanism: direct phosphorylation of a conserved residue in the activation loop (Cdr2-T166 and Ssp2-T189)...
February 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223285/butyrate-regulates-liver-mitochondrial-function-efficiency-and-dynamic-in-insulin-resistant-obese-mice
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Maria Pina Mollica, Giuseppina Mattace Raso, Gina Cavaliere, Giovanna Trinchese, Chiara De Filippo, Serena Aceto, Marina Prisco, Claudio Pirozzi, Francesca Di Guida, Adriano Lama, Marianna Crispino, Diana Tronino, Paola Di Vaio, Roberto Berni Canani, Antonio Calignano, Rosaria Meli
Fatty liver, oxidative stress, and mitochondrial dysfunction are key pathophysiological features of insulin resistance and obesity. Butyrate, produced by fermentation in the large intestine by gut microbiota, and its synthetic derivative, the N-(1-carbamoyl-2-phenyl-ethyl) butyramide, FBA, have been demonstrated to be protective against insulin resistance and fatty liver.Here, hepatic mitochondria were identified as the main target of the beneficial effect of both butyrate-based compounds in reverting insulin resistance and fat accumulation in diet induced obese mice...
February 21, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223193/spinosad-induces-autophagy-of-spodoptera-frugiperda-sf9-cells-and-the-activation-of-ampk-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Mingjun Yang, Youwu Hao, Jufang Gao, Yang Zhang, Wenping Xu, Liming Tao
Spinosad, a high-selectivity neural toxin, has been widely used in agricultural production. However, the mode of action of spinosad on insect non-neural cells is not yet clear and hence requires further investigation. Therefore, to reveal the cytotoxic mechanisms of spinosad, we investigated whether and how it can induce autophagic cell death. After treating Sf9 cells with spinosad, the resulting autophagosome was observed by transmission electron microscopy and monodansylcadaverine staining. Interestingly, spinosad induced the accumulation of Beclin-1, degradation of p62, and intensification of LC3-B formation and translocation and thus autophagy, whereas, 3-MA treatment reverted the phenotype...
February 18, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220896/mitochondrial-dysregulation-secondary-to-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-autosomal-dominant-tubulointerstitial-kidney-disease-umod-adtkd-umod
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Elisabeth Kemter, Thomas Fröhlich, Georg J Arnold, Eckhard Wolf, Rüdiger Wanke
'Autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease - UMOD' (ADTKD-UMOD) is caused by impaired maturation and secretion of mutant uromodulin (UMOD) in thick ascending limb of Henle loop (TAL) cells, resulting in endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and unfolded protein response (UPR). To gain insight into pathophysiology, we analysed proteome profiles of TAL-enriched outer renal medulla samples from ADTKD-UMOD and control mice by quantitative LC-MS/MS. In total, 212 differentially abundant proteins were identified...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219936/cardioprotection-of-ischemic-preconditioning-in-rats-involves-upregulating-adiponectin
#15
Hui Wang, Wenjing Wu, Jun Duan, Ming Ma, Wei Kong, Yuannan Ke, Gang Li, Jingang Zheng
It has been reported that ischemic preconditioning (IPC) and adiponectin (APN) are cardioprotective in many cardiovascular disorders. However, whether APN mediates the effect of IPC on myocardial injury has not been elucidated. This study was conducted to investigate whether IPC affects myocardial ischemic injury by increasing APN expression. Male adult rats with cardiac knockdowns of APN and its receptors via intramyocardial small-interfering RNA injection were subjected to IPC and then myocardial infarction (MI) at 24 h post-IPC...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216158/resveratrol-regulates-neuronal-glucose-uptake-and-insulin-sensitivity-via-p21-activated-kinase-2-pak2
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Pallavi Varshney, Chinmoy Sankar Dey
We have recently reported P21-activated kinase 2 (PAK2), a serine/threonine kinase as a negative regulator of neuronal glucose uptake and insulin sensitivity. Resveratrol (RSV), a natural polyphenol with anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties, regulates PAK2 activity in HepG2 and ESC-B5 cell apoptosis. However, regulation of PAK2 by RSV in neuronal insulin signaling pathway, if any, is still unknown. In the present study, RSV treatment significantly increased PAK2 activity under insulin-sensitive and insulin-resistant condition, along with a marked decrease in glucose uptake in differentiated N2A cells...
February 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215684/expression-of-genes-involved-in-bmp-and-estrogen-signaling-and-ampk-production-can-be-important-factors-affecting-total-number-of-antral-follicles-in-ewes
#17
Golshan Foroughinia, Ali Fazileh, Shahin Eghbalsaied
Follicular growth and ovulation of healthy oocytes is a complicated process which is regulated by several endocrine and paracrine factors as well as cross-talk between the oocyte and its surrounding somatic cells. This study compared the expression profile of some candidate genes involved in BMP signaling as well as estrogen and AMPK production in cumulus-oocyte complex (COC) of small and large antral follicles and their associated somatic cell layers in ovaries from ewes with high- and low-antral follicle count (AFC)...
March 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215577/knockdown-of-sestrin2-increases-pro-inflammatory-reactions-and-er-stress-in-the-endothelium-via-an-ampk-dependent-mechanism
#18
Hwan-Jin Hwang, Tae Woo Jung, Ju-Hee Choi, Hyun Jung Lee, Hye Soo Chung, Ji A Seo, Sin Gon Kim, Nan Hee Kim, Kyung Mook Choi, Dong Seop Choi, Sei Hyun Baik, Hye Jin Yoo
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Sestrin2 (sesn2) has recently gained attention as an important regulator for various metabolic disorders. Sesn2 is involved in AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation, which leads to anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative responses. However, the role of sesn2 in the endothelium has not yet been clarified. METHODS: To evaluate sesn2-mediated anti-atherosclerotic effects, siRNA to silence sesn2 expression was introduced to human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), THP-1 cells and C57BL/6 mice...
February 16, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214844/autophagy-activation-by-rapamycin-before-hypoxia-reoxygenation-reduces-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-alveolar-epithelial-cells
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Tao Fan, Lei Chen, Zhixin Huang, Wei Wang, Boyou Zhang, Yao Xu, Zhangfan Mao, Hao Hu, Qing Geng
BACKGROUND: To determine potential effects of autophagy activation on hypoxia-reoxygenation (H/R) induced damage of a rat alveolar epithelial cell line. METHODS: CCL149 cells were subjected to autophagy agonist (rapamycin, Rap), autophagy inhibitor (3-methyladenine, 3-MA) or PBS for 1 h before H/R treatment for 2 h, 4 h and 6 h. The optimal concentration of Rap (150 nM, 200 nM and 250 nM) or 3-MA (5 mM, 10 mM and 15 mM) was obtained from MTT assay. Autophagy was determined by fluorescence microscopy of eRFP-LC3 positive cells, transmission electron microscopy of autophagosome, western blot of LC3, AMPK, Beclin-1, HDAC6 and p62 proteins...
January 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214826/emodin-increases-expression-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-1-through-activation-of-mek-erk-ampk%C3%AE-and-interaction-of-ppar%C3%AE-and-sp1-in-lung-cancer
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Qing Tang, JingJing Wu, Fang Zheng, Swei Sunny Hann, YuQing Chen
BACKGROUND: Emodin has anti-neoplastic activities on multiple tumors. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this effect still remain to be fully understood. METHODS: Cell viability and cell cycle distribution were measured using 3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assays and flow cytometry, respectively. Cell invasion and migration were examined by transwell invasion and wound healing assays. Western blot analysis was performed to examine the phosphorylation and protein expression of AMP-activated protein kinase alpha (AMPKα), extracellular signaling-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2), peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ), insulin-like growth factor (IGF) binding protein 1 (IGFBP1) and the transcription factor Sp1...
January 26, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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