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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212395/delayed-apoptosis-allows-islet-%C3%AE-cells-to-implement-an-autophagic-mechanism-to-promote-cell-survival
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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...
January 24, 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
#5
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192042/assessing-timing-and-causes-of-neonatal-lamb-losses-in-a-bighorn-sheep-ovis-canadensis-canadensis-herd-via-use-of-vaginal-implant-transmitters
#7
Jamin L Grigg, Lisa L Wolfe, Karen A Fox, Halcyon J Killion, Jessica Jennings-Gaines, Michael W Miller, Brian P Dreher
We evaluated the use of vaginal implant transmitters (VITs) as a means of detecting, capturing, and radio collaring Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ( Ovis canadensis canadensis) lambs to estimate survival and to facilitate carcass recovery to assess causes of mortality. We focused on one of several bighorn herds in Colorado, USA, suffering from depressed recruitment that was not preceded by a classic all-age die-off. We captured, radio-collared, diagnosed pregnancy by ultrasound examination, and inserted VITs into 15 pregnant ewes from a herd residing near Granite, Colorado...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188582/attitudes-toward-jaguars-and-pumas-and-the-acceptability-of-killing-big-cats-in-the-brazilian-atlantic-forest-an-application-of-the-potential-for-conflict-index2
#8
Monica T Engel, Jerry J Vaske, Alistair J Bath, Silvio Marchini
We explored the overall acceptability of killing jaguars and pumas in different scenarios of people-big cat interactions, the influence of attitudes toward big cats on acceptability, and the level of consensus on the responses. Data were obtained from 326 self-administered questionnaires in areas adjacent to Intervales State Park and Alto Ribeira State Park. Overall, people held slightly positive attitudes toward jaguars and pumas and viewed the killing of big cats as unacceptable. However, individuals that held negative attitudes were more accepting of killing...
February 10, 2017: Ambio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176943/silence-of-long-noncoding-rna-pandar-switches-low-dose-curcumin-induced-senescence-to-apoptosis-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
#9
Tao Chen, Peng Yang, Hui Wang, Zhen-Yu He
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as having multiple roles in cancer progression. However, roles of lncRNAs in chemotherapy for colorectal cancer (CRC) remain unclear. This study investigated the biological functions of lncRNA PANDAR in CRC cells treated with curcumin chemotherapy. Herein, we identified that PANDAR expression was not notably differential in CRC tissues compared with the corresponding normal tissues. Consistently, in vitro experiments revealed that knockdown of PANDAR could not change the proliferation, apoptosis, or senescence of CRC cells...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174205/the-vdac2-bak-axis-regulates-peroxisomal-membrane-permeability
#10
Ken-Ichiro Hosoi, Non Miyata, Satoru Mukai, Satomi Furuki, Kanji Okumoto, Emily H Cheng, Yukio Fujiki
Peroxisomal biogenesis disorders (PBDs) are fatal genetic diseases consisting of 14 complementation groups (CGs). We previously isolated a peroxisome-deficient Chinese hamster ovary cell mutant, ZP114, which belongs to none of these CGs. Using a functional screening strategy, VDAC2 was identified as rescuing the peroxisomal deficiency of ZP114 where VDAC2 expression was not detected. Interestingly, knockdown of BAK or overexpression of the BAK inhibitors BCL-XL and MCL-1 restored peroxisomal biogenesis in ZP114 cells...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164574/expression-and-function-analysis-of-microrna-29b-in-xuanwei-lung-cancer
#11
Guibo Song, Yinyu Zhou, Ran Chen, Qing Li, Bin Shan, Yong Duan, Yuming Wang
BACKGROUND: In lung cancer, miR-29b can act as a tumor suppressor, influencing epigenetic regulation, cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, metastasis, and chemosensitivity. However, its expression and biological function in Xuanwei lung cancer (XWLC) remains unknown. METHODS: Fifty pairs of XWLC and matched normal tissues were collected and analyzed for the expression of miR29b by quantitative RT-PCR. MiR-29b precursor and inhibitor were transfected into XWLC-05 cells to investigate its role on regulating cell proliferation by MTT assay and cell apoptosis by caspase 3/7/9 assay in vitro...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161410/methylseleninic-acid-and-sodium-selenite-induce-severe-er-stress-and-subsequent-apoptosis-through-upr-activation-in-pel-cells
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Zenpei Shigemi, Kazuki Manabe, Naoko Hara, Yusuke Baba, Kohei Hosokawa, Hiroki Kagawa, Tadashi Watanabe, Masahiro Fujimuro
Selenium compounds such as methylseleninic acid (MSA) and sodium selenite (SS) have been widely evaluated as potential anti-cancer agents in the clinical setting. Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma, associated with immunosuppressed individuals, such as post-transplant or AIDS patients. Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the causative agent of PEL and Kaposi's sarcoma. Here, we found that MSA and SS markedly inhibited the growth of PEL cells compared with KSHV-uninfected B cells...
February 1, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160167/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-vpa-and-tsa-induce-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells
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Maria Saveria Gilardini Montani, Marisa Granato, Claudio Santoni, Paola Del Porto, Nicolò Merendino, Gabriella D'Orazi, Alberto Faggioni, Mara Cirone
PURPOSE: Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) are anti-neoplastic agents that are known to affect the growth of different cancer types, but their underlying mechanisms are still incompletely understood. Here, we compared the effects of two HDACi, i.e., Trichostatin A (TSA) and Valproic Acid (VPA), on the induction of cell death and autophagy in pancreatic cancer-derived cells that exhibit a high metastatic capacity and carry KRAS/p53 double mutations. METHODS: Cell viability and proliferation tests were carried out using Trypan blue dye exclusion, MTT and BrdU assays...
February 3, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151482/critical-role-of-reactive-oxygen-species-ros-for-synergistic-enhancement-of-apoptosis-by-vemurafenib-and-the-potassium-channel-inhibitor-tram-34-in-melanoma-cells
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Daniel Bauer, Felix Werth, Ha An Nguyen, Felix Kiecker, Jürgen Eberle
Inhibition of MAP kinase pathways by selective BRAF inhibitors, such as vemurafenib and dabrafenib, have evolved as key therapies of BRAF-mutated melanoma. However, tumor relapse and therapy resistance have remained as major problems, which may be addressed by combination with other pathway inhibitors. Here we identified the potassium channel inhibitor TRAM-34 as highly effective in combination with vemurafenib. Thus apoptosis was significantly enhanced and cell viability was decreased. The combination vemurafenib/TRAM-34 was also effective in vemurafenib-resistant cells, suggesting that acquired resistance may be overcome...
February 2, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149522/incorporating-periodic-variability-in-hidden-markov-models-for-animal-movement
#15
Michael Li, Benjamin M Bolker
BACKGROUND: Clustering time-series data into discrete groups can improve prediction and provide insight into the nature of underlying, unobservable states of the system. However, temporal variation in probabilities of group occupancy, or the rates at which individuals move between groups, can obscure such signals. We use finite mixture and hidden Markov models (HMMs), two standard clustering techniques, to model long-term hourly movement data from Florida panthers (Puma concolor coryi)...
2017: Movement Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133569/jaguar-interactions-with-pumas-and-prey-at-the-northern-edge-of-jaguars-range
#16
Carmina E Gutiérrez-González, Carlos A López-González
We present the first study that evaluates jaguar-puma interactions in the arid lands of northern Mexico, where jaguars have their northernmost breeding population and both predators are persecuted for livestock depredation. We tested whether jaguars are the dominant species in this unique ecosystem, where: (1) pumas outnumber jaguars, (2) pumas are better adapted to arid environments, and (3) jaguars and pumas are of similar size. We analyzed four years of data with two approaches; a two species conditional occupancy model and an activity patterns analysis...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128736/small-interfering-rna-sirna-against-slug-induces-apoptosis-and-sensitizes-human-anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma-cells-to-doxorubicin
#17
Yinghua Pan, Peiji Liu, Deng Chen, Shushu Zhao
OBJECTIVE: Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is one of the most aggressive human cancers and often shows resistance to multimodal therapeutic approaches. It has been shown that the transcriptional repressor Slug inhibits the chemotherapeutic agent-induced apoptosis of cancer cells. We evaluated whether targeting of Slug could augment doxorubicin (DOX)-induced apoptosis of ATC cells. We also determined changes in PUMA (p53-upregulated modulator of apoptosis) expression levels to identify possible mechanisms of their combined actions...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112451/calreticulin-is-a-fine-tuning-molecule-in-epibrassinolide-induced-apoptosis-through-activating-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-colon-cancer-cells
#18
Pinar Obakan-Yerlikaya, Elif Damla Arisan, Ajda Coker-Gurkan, Kaan Adacan, Utku Özbey, Berna Somuncu, Didem Baran, Narçin Palavan-Ünsal
Epibrassinolide (EBR), a member of brassinostreoids plant hormones with cell proliferation promoting role in plants, is a natural polyhydroxysteroid with structural similarity to steroid hormones of vertebrates. EBR has antiproliferative and apoptosis-inducing effect in various cancer cells. Although EBR has been shown to affect survival and mitochondria-mediated apoptosis pathways in a p53-independent manner, the exact molecular targets of EBR are still under investigation. Our recent SILAC (Stable Isotope Labeling by Amino Acids in Cell Culture) data showed that the most significantly altered protein after EBR treatment was calreticulin (CALR)...
January 23, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099441/puma-and-nf-kb-are-cell-signaling-predictors-of-reovirus-oncolysis-of-breast-cancer
#19
Chandini Thirukkumaran, Zhong-Qiao Shi, Ponnampalam Thirukkumaran, Joanne Luider, Karen Kopciuk, Jason Spurrell, Kate Elzinga, Don Morris
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Reovirus is a ubiquitous RNA virus that exploits aberrant signaling pathways for its replication. The oncolytic potential of reovirus against numerous cancers under pre-clinical/clinical conditions has been documented by us and others. Despite its proven clinical activity, the underlying mechanisms of reovirus oncolysis is still not well elucidated. If reovirus therapy is to be optimized for cancer, including breast cancer patients, it is imperative to understand the mechanisms of reovirus oncolysis, especially in treatment of resistant tumour...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081302/education-and-support-needs-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-a-multi-institutional-survey
#20
Joe Jabbour, Chris Milross, Puma Sundaresan, Ardalan Ebrahimi, Heather L Shepherd, Haryana M Dhillon, Gary Morgan, Bruce Ashford, Muzib Abdul-Razak, Eva Wong, Michael Veness, Carsten E Palme, Cate Froggatt, Ruben Cohen, Rafael Ekmejian, Jessica Tay, David Roshan, Jonathan R Clark
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer (HNC) encompasses a diverse group of tumors, and thus providing appropriate and tailored information to patients before, during, and after treatment is a challenge. The objective of the current study was to characterize the experience and unmet needs of patients with HNC with regard to information and support provision. METHODS: A 28-question, cross-sectional survey was completed by patients treated for HNC at 1 of 4 institutions in New South Wales, Australia (Chris O'Brien Lifehouse and Liverpool, Westmead, and Wollongong hospitals)...
January 12, 2017: Cancer
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