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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289414/podophyllotoxin-and-rutin-modulates-ionizing-radiation-induced-oxidative-stress-and-apoptotic-cell-death-in-mice-bone-marrow-and-spleen
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Abhinav Singh, M H Yashavarddhan, Bhargab Kalita, Rajiv Ranjan, Sania Bajaj, Hridayesh Prakash, Manju Lata Gupta
The present study is aimed to investigate the radioprotective efficacy of G-003M (combination of podophyllotoxin and rutin) against gamma radiation-induced oxidative stress and subsequent cell death in mice bone marrow and spleen. Prophylactic administration of G-003M (-1 h) rendered more than 85% survival in mice exposed to 9 Gy (lethal dose) with dose reduction factor of 1.26. G-003M pretreated mice demonstrated significantly reduced level of reactive oxygen species, membrane lipid peroxidation, and retained glutathione level...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287251/cisplatin-induced-apoptosis-of-ovarian-cancer-a2780s-cells-by-activation-of-erk-p53-puma-signals
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Hao Song, Mei Wei, Wenfen Liu, Shulin Shen, Jiaqun Li, Liming Wang
Cisplatin (CDDP) is one of the most effective anticancer agents widely used in the treatment of solid tumors, including ovarian cancer. It is generally considered as a cytotoxic drug which kills cancer cells by causing DNA damage, and subsequently inducing apoptosis in cancer cells. However, the underlying mechanisms leading to cell apoptosis remain obscure. In this study, the signaling pathways involved in CDDP -induced apoptosis were examined using CDDP-sensitive ovarian cancer A2780s cells. A2780s cells were treated with CDDP (1...
March 13, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277537/bbc3-in-macrophages-promoted-pulmonary-fibrosis-development-through-inducing-autophagy-during-silicosis
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Haijun Liu, Yusi Cheng, Jian Yang, Wei Wang, Shencun Fang, Wei Zhang, Bing Han, Zewei Zhou, Honghong Yao, Jie Chao, Hong Liao
Following inhalation into the lungs, silica particles are engulfed by alveolar macrophages, which triggers endogenous or exogenous apoptosis signaling pathways. As an inducer of apoptosis, the role of BBC3/PUMA (BCL2-binding component 3) in macrophages during silicosis remains unknown. Here, we exposed U937 cell-derived macrophages (UDMs) to SiO2 in vitro to explore the function of BBC3 in SiO2-induced disease. We found that SiO2 induced increased BBC3 expression, as well as macrophage activation and apoptosis...
March 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277192/downregulation-of-mir-222-induces-apoptosis-and-cellular-migration-in-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-cells
#4
Ziliang Zhou, Lijie Zhou, Fangfang Jiang, Binghui Zeng, Changbo Wei, Wei Zhao, Dongsheng Yu
Previous studies have shown that miR-222 targets the p53 upregulated modulator of apoptosis (PUMA) to regulate cell biological behavior in some human malignancies. We hypothesized that there was a negative regulation, which might induce apoptosis, between miR-222 and PUMA in adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC). In this study, the expression levels of miR-222 and the PUMA gene after transfection with antisense miR-222 (As-miR-222) were evaluated by RT-PCR and Western blot assays. Cell proliferation and migratory abilities were detected by CCK-8 and Transwell assays...
January 26, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275475/surgery-and-perioperative-management-for-post-intubation-tracheoesophageal-fistula-case-series-analysis
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Francesco Puma, Jacopo Vannucci, Stefano Santoprete, Moira Urbani, Lucio Cagini, Marco Andolfi, Rossella Potenza, Niccolò Daddi
BACKGROUND: Post-intubation tracheoesophageal fistula (PITEF) is an often mistreated, severe condition. This case series reviewed for both the choice and timing of surgical technique and outcome PITEF patients. METHODS: This case series reviewed ten consecutive patients who had undergone esophageal defect repair and airway resection/reconstruction between 2000 and 2014. All cases were examined for patients: general condition, medical history, preparation to surgery, diagnostic work-up, timing of surgery and procedure, fistula size and site, ventilation type, nutrition, post-operative course and complications...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273159/the-challenge-of-monitoring-elusive-large-carnivores-an-accurate-and-cost-effective-tool-to-identify-and-sex-pumas-puma-concolor-from-footprints
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Sky Alibhai, Zoe Jewell, Jonah Evans
Acquiring reliable data on large felid populations is crucial for effective conservation and management. However, large felids, typically solitary, elusive and nocturnal, are difficult to survey. Tagging and following individuals with VHF or GPS technology is the standard approach, but costs are high and these methodologies can compromise animal welfare. Such limitations can restrict the use of these techniques at population or landscape levels. In this paper we describe a robust technique to identify and sex individual pumas from footprints...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263188/estrogens-enhance-myoblast-differentiation-in-facioscapulohumeral-muscular-dystrophy-by-antagonizing-dux4-activity
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Emanuela Teveroni, Marsha Pellegrino, Sabrina Sacconi, Patrizia Calandra, Isabella Cascino, Stefano Farioli-Vecchioli, Angela Puma, Matteo Garibaldi, Roberta Morosetti, Giorgio Tasca, Enzo Ricci, Carlo Pietro Trevisan, Giuliana Galluzzi, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Marco Crescenzi, Giancarlo Deidda, Fabiola Moretti
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is an autosomal dominant neuromuscular disorder that is characterized by extreme variability in symptoms, with females being less severely affected than males and presenting a higher proportion of asymptomatic carriers. The sex-related factors involved in the disease are not known. Here, we have utilized myoblasts isolated from FSHD patients (FSHD myoblasts) to investigate the effect of estrogens on muscle properties. Our results demonstrated that estrogens counteract the differentiation impairment of FSHD myoblasts without affecting cell proliferation or survival...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261959/functional-responses-of-cougars-puma-concolor-in-a-multiple-prey-species-system
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Leroy Soria-Díaz, Mike S Fowler, Octavio Monroy-Vilchis, Daniel Oro
The study of predator-prey interactions is commonly analyzed using functional responses to gain an understanding of predation patterns and the impact they have on prey populations. Despite this, little is known about predator-prey systems with multiple prey species in sites near the equator. Here we studied the functional response of cougars (Puma concolor) in Sierra Nanchititla Natural Reserve (Mexico), in relation to their main prey, armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), coati (Nasua narica) and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)...
March 6, 2017: Integrative Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259974/3-hydroxyterphenyllin-a-natural-fungal-metabolite-induces-apoptosis-and-s-phase-arrest-in-human-ovarian-carcinoma-cells
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Yaomin Wang, Casey Compton, Gary O Rankin, Stephen J Cutler, Yon Rojanasakul, Youying Tu, Yi Charlie Chen
In the present study, we evaluated 3-Hydroxyter-phenyllin (3-HT) as a potential anticancer agent using the human ovarian cancer cells A2780/CP70 and OVCAR-3, and normal human epithelial ovarian cells IOSE-364 as an in vitro model. 3-HT suppressed proliferation and caused cytotoxicity against A2780/CP70 and OVCAR-3 cells, while it exhibited lower cytotoxicity in IOSE-364 cells. Subsequently, we found that 3-HT induced S phase arrest and apoptosis in a dose-independent manner. Further investigation revealed that S phase arrest was related with DNA damage which mediated the ATM/p53/Chk2 pathway...
March 2, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255652/attenuation-of-liver-cancer-development-by-oral-glycerol-supplementation-in-the-rat
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Alejo M Capiglioni, Florencia Lorenzetti, Ariel D Quiroga, Juan P Parody, María T Ronco, Gerardo B Pisani, María C Carrillo, María P Ceballos, María de Luján Alvarez
PURPOSE: Glycerol usage is increasing in food industry for human and animal nutrition. This study analyzed the impact of glycerol metabolism when orally supplemented during the early stage of rat liver carcinogenesis. METHODS: Wistar rats were subjected to a 2-phase model of hepatocarcinogenesis (initiated-promoted, IP group). IP animals also received glycerol by gavage (200 mg/kg body weight, IPGly group). RESULTS: Glycerol treatment reduced the volume of preneoplastic lesions by decreasing the proliferative status of liver foci, increasing the expression of p53 and p21 proteins and reducing the expression of cyclin D1 and cyclin-dependent kinase 1...
March 2, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251343/methyl-donor-depletion-of-head-and-neck-cancer-cells-in-vitro-establishes-a-less-aggressive-tumour-cell-phenotype
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Vanessa Hearnden, Hilary J Powers, Abeir Elmogassabi, Rosanna Lowe, Craig Murdoch
PURPOSE: DNA methylation plays a fundamental role in the epigenetic control of carcinogenesis and is, in part, influenced by the availability of methyl donors obtained from the diet. In this study, we developed an in-vitro model to investigate whether methyl donor depletion affects the phenotype and gene expression in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cells. METHODS: HNSCC cell lines (UD-SCC2 and UPCI-SCC72) were cultured in medium deficient in methionine, folate, and choline or methyl donor complete medium...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249906/nr4a3-suppresses-lymphomagenesis-through-induction-of-pro-apoptotic-genes
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Alexander Ja Deutsch, Beate Rinner, Martin Pichler, Katharina Troppan, Katrin Pansy, Marco Bischof, Karoline Fechter, Stefan Hatzl, Julia Feichtinger, Kerstin Wenzl, Marie-Therese Frisch, Verena Stiegelbauer, Andreas Prokesch, Anne Margrethe Krogsdam, Heinz Sill, Gerhard G Thallinger, Hildegard T Greinix, Chenguang Wang, Christine Beham-Schmid, Peter Neumeister
Nuclear orphan receptor NR4A1 exerts an essential tumor suppressor function in aggressive lymphomas. In this study, we investigated the hypothesized contribution of the related NR4A family member NR4A3 to lymphomagenesis. In aggressive lymphoma patients, low expression of NR4A3 was associated with poor survival. Ectopic expression or pharmacological activation of NR4A3 in lymphoma cell lines led to a significantly higher proportion of apoptotic cells. In a mouse NSG xenograft model of lymphoma (stably transduced SuDHL4 cells), NR4A3 expression abrogated tumor growth, compared to vector control and uninduced cells which formed massive tumors...
March 1, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244424/challenges-in-producing-tailored-internet-patient-education-materials
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Joe Jabbour, Haryana M Dhillon, Heather L Shepherd, Puma Sundaresan, Chris Milross, Jonathan R Clark
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223017/novel-bcl2-inhibitor-disarib-induces-apoptosis-by-disruption-of-bcl2-bak-interaction
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Supriya V Vartak, Divyaanka Iyer, T R Santhoshkumar, Sheetal Sharma, Archita Mishra, Gunaseelan Goldsmith, Mrinal Srivastava, Shikha Srivastava, Subhas S Karki, Avadhesha Surolia, Bibha Choudhary, Sathees C Raghavan
Apoptosis is a highly regulated pathway of programmed cell death relying on the fine balance between pro and antiapoptotic binding partners. Overexpression of the antiapoptotic protein BCL2 in several cancers makes it an ideal target for chemotherapy, with minimum side effects. In one of our previous studies, we designed, synthesized and characterized Disarib, a BCL2-specific small molecule inhibitor. Interestingly, Disarib showed a novel mode of BCL2 inhibition, by predominantly binding to its BH1 domain, as compared to the BH3-specific action of other known BCL2 inhibitors...
February 20, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212395/delayed-apoptosis-allows-islet-%C3%AE-cells-to-implement-an-autophagic-mechanism-to-promote-cell-survival
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Heather L Hayes, Brett S Peterson, Jonathan M Haldeman, Christopher B Newgard, Hans E Hohmeier, Samuel B Stephens
Increased β-cell death coupled with the inability to replicate existing β-cells drives the decline in β-cell mass observed in the progression of both major forms of diabetes. Understanding endogenous mechanisms of islet cell survival could have considerable value for the development of novel strategies to limit β-cell loss and thereby promote β-cell recovery. Insulinoma cells have provided useful insight into β-cell death pathways but observations made in cell lines sometimes fail to translate to primary islets...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212270/antitumor-effects-of-laminaria-extract-fucoxanthin-on-lung-cancer
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ChengHan Mei, ShunChang Zhou, Lin Zhu, JiaXiong Ming, FanDian Zeng, Rong Xu
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide and non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type. Marine plants provide rich resources for anticancer drug discovery. Fucoxanthin (FX), a Laminaria japonica extract, has attracted great research interest for its antitumor activities. Accumulating evidence suggests anti-proliferative effects of FX on many cancer cell lines including NSCLCs, but the detailed mechanisms remain unclear. In the present investigation, we confirmed molecular mechanisms and in vivo anti-lung cancer effect of FX at the first time...
February 15, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211871/expression-level-is-a-key-determinant-of-e2f1-mediated-cell-fate
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Igor Shats, Michael Deng, Adam Davidovich, Carolyn Zhang, Jungeun S Kwon, Dinesh Manandhar, Raluca Gordân, Guang Yao, Lingchong You
The Rb/E2F network has a critical role in regulating cell cycle progression and cell fate decisions. It is dysfunctional in virtually all human cancers, because of genetic lesions that cause overexpression of activators, inactivation of repressors, or both. Paradoxically, the downstream target of this network, E2F1, is rarely strongly overexpressed in cancer. E2F1 can induce both proliferation and apoptosis but the factors governing these critical cell fate decisions remain unclear. Previous studies have focused on qualitative mechanisms such as differential cofactors, posttranslational modification or state of other signaling pathways as modifiers of the cell fate decisions downstream of E2F1 activation...
February 17, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204832/anti-proliferative-effect-of-jesridonin-on-paclitaxel-resistant-ec109-human-esophageal-carcinoma-cells
#18
Cong Wang, Liubin Guo, Saiqi Wang, Junwei Wang, Yongmei Li, Yinhui Dou, Ran Wang, Hongge Shi, Yu Ke, Hongmin Liu
Chemoresistance to anticancer drugs is a major obstacle in the efforts to develop a successful treatment strategy for esophageal squamous carcinoma (ESCC). Thus, the exploration of new drugs and treatment strategies for combating resistance are of utmost importance. In this study, we investigated the antitumor drug resistance activity of Jesridonin, a new ent-kaurene diterpenoid, and its possible mechanisms of action using the resistant cancer cell line, EC109/Taxol. MTT assay revealed that Jesridonin had similar IC50 values against EC109 paclitaxel-sensitive cells and drug-resistant EC109/Taxol cells in vitro...
March 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202514/mcl-1-degradation-is-required-for-targeted-therapeutics-to-eradicate-colon-cancer-cells
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Jingshan Tong, Peng Wang, Shuai Tan, Dongshi Chen, Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska, Fangdong Zou, Jian Yu, Lin Zhang
The Bcl-2 family protein Mcl-1 is often degraded in cancer cells subjected to effective therapeutic treatment, and defective Mcl-1 degradation has been associated with intrinsic and acquired drug resistance. However, a causal relationship between Mcl-1 degradation and anticancer drug responses has not been directly established, especially in solid tumor cells where Mcl-1 inhibition alone is insufficient to trigger cell death. In this study, we present evidence that Mcl-1 participates directly in determining effective therapeutic responses in colon cancer cells...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196286/psoralen-with-ultraviolet-a-puva-induced-apoptosis-of-cutaneous-lymphoma-cell-lines-is-augmented-by-type-i-interferons-via-the-jak1-stat1-pathway
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Walter Liszewski, David Gram Naym, Edyta Biskup, Robert Gniadecki
BACKGROUND: Photochemotherapy with psoralen and ultraviolet A (PUVA), with or without adjuvant interferon-α (IFN-α), is a first line therapy for early stage mycosis fungoides and other forms of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). However, the mechanism by which PUVA with IFN-α work in CTCL is poorly understood. PURPOSE: To develop a model to investigate the mechanisms of PUVA and PUVA with IFN-α in CTCL cells. METHODS: An in vitro model to study the molecular mechanisms of PUVA was created using two different CTCL cell lines, MyLa, which has functional p53, and HuT-78, in which p53 is inactivated due to a homozygous nonsense mutation...
February 14, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
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