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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424416/loss-of-thyroid-hormone-receptor-interactor-13-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-survival-in-human-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Keshu Zhou, Wentao Zhang, Qing Zhang, Ruirui Gui, Huifang Zhao, Xiaofei Chai, Yufu Li, Xudong Wei, Yongping Song
BACKGROUND: The genetic regulation of apoptosis and cell proliferation plays a role in the growth of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the most common form of leukemia in the Western hemisphere. Although thyroid hormone receptor interactors (TRIPs) are known to play roles in cell cycle, the potential involvement of the novel family member TRIP13 in CLL has not yet been investigated. METHODS: Quantitative PCR (qPCR) was used to detect expression of TRIP13 in 36 CLL patients and 33 healthy donors CD19+ B cells...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423703/artocarpin-an-isoprenyl-flavonoid-induces-p53-dependent-or-independent-apoptosis-via-ros-mediated-mapks-and-akt-activation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
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Ming-Horng Tsai, Ju-Fang Liu, Yao-Chang Chiang, Stephen Chu-Sung Hu, Lee-Fen Hsu, Yu-Ching Lin, Zih-Chan Lin, Hui-Chun Lee, Mei-Chuan Chen, Chieh-Liang Huang, Chiang-Wen Lee
Artocarpin has been shown to exhibit cytotoxic effects on different cancer cells, including non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC, A549). However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we explore both p53-dependent and independent apoptosis pathways in artocarpin-treated NSCLC cells. Our results showed that artocarpin rapidly induced activation of cellular protein kinases including Erk1/2, p38 and AktS473. Inhibition of these protein kinases prevented artocarpin-induced cell death. Moreover, artocarpin-induced phosphorylation of these protein kinases and apoptosis were mediated by induction of reactive oxygen species (ROS), as pretreatment with NAC (a ROS scavenger) and Apocynin (a Nox-2 inhibitor) blocked these events...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423593/anti-cancer-effect-of-novel-pak1-inhibitor-via-induction-of-puma-mediated-cell-death-and-p21-mediated-cell-cycle-arrest
#3
Tae-Gyun Woo, Min-Ho Yoon, Shin-Deok Hong, Jiyun Choi, Nam-Chul Ha, Hokeun Sun, Bum-Joon Park
Hyper-activation of PAK1 (p21-activated kinase 1) is frequently observed in human cancer and speculated as a target of novel anti-tumor drug. In previous, we also showed that PAK1 is highly activated in the Smad4-deficient condition and suppresses PUMA (p53 upregulated modulator of apoptosis) through direct binding and phosphorylation. On the basis of this result, we have tried to find novel PAK1-PUMA binding inhibitors. Through ELISA-based blind chemical library screening, we isolated single compound, IPP-14 (IPP; Inhibitor of PAK1-PUMA), which selectively blocks the PAK1-PUMA binding and also suppresses cell proliferation via PUMA-dependent manner...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423586/the-role-of-ros-and-subsequent-dna-damage-response-in-puma-induced-apoptosis-of-ovarian-cancer-cells
#4
Jun Yang, Xinyu Zhao, Mei Tang, Lei Li, Yi Lei, Ping Cheng, Wenhao Guo, Yu Zheng, Wei Wang, Na Luo, Yong Peng, Aiping Tong, Yuquan Wei, Chunlai Nie, Zhu Yuan
PUMA is a member of the "BH3-only" branch of the BCL-2 family. Our previous study suggests a therapeutic potential of PUMA in treating ovarian cancer, however, the action mechanism of PUMA remains elusive. In this work, we found that in PUMA adenovirus-infected A2780s ovarian cancer cells, exogenous PUMA was partially accumulated in the cytosol and mainly located to the mitochondria. We further showed that PUMA induces mitochondrial dysfunction-mediated apoptosis and ROS generation through functional BAX in a ROS generating enzyme- and caspase-independent manner irrespective of their p53 status, and results in activation of Nrf2/HO-1 pathway...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423513/mir-503-5p-confers-drug-resistance-by-targeting-puma-in-colorectal-carcinoma
#5
Ke Xu, Guo Chen, Yanyan Qiu, Zeting Yuan, Hongchang Li, Xia Yuan, Jian Sun, Jianhua Xu, Xin Liang, Peihao Yin
The development of multidrug-resistance (MDR) is a major contributor to death in colorectal carcinoma (CRC). Here, we investigated the possible role of microRNA (miR)-503-5p in drug resistant CRC cells. Unbiased microRNA array screening revealed that miR-503-5p is up-regulated in two oxaliplatin (OXA)-resistant CRC cell lines. Overexpression of miR-503-5p conferred resistance to OXA-induced apoptosis and inhibition of tumor growth in vitro and in vivo through down-regulation of PUMA expression. miR-503-5p knockdown sensitized chemoresistant CRC cells to OXA...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415963/impact-of-the-mdm2-splice-variants-mdm2-a-mdm2-b-and-mdm2-c-on-cytotoxic-stress-response-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Johanna Huun, Liv B Gansmo, Bård Mannsåker, Gjertrud Titlestad Iversen, Jan Inge Øvrebø, Per E Lønning, Stian Knappskog
BACKGROUND: The murine double minute 2 (MDM2) is an oncogene and a negative regulator of the tumor suppressor protein p53. MDM2 is known to be amplified in numerous human cancers, and upregulation of MDM2 is considered to be an alternative mechanism of p53 inactivation. The presence of many splice variants of MDM2 has been observed in both normal tissues and malignant cells; however their impact and functional properties in response to chemotherapy treatment are not fully understood. Here, we investigate the biological effects of three widely expressed alternatively spliced variants of MDM2; MDM2-A, MDM2-B and MDM2-C, both in unstressed MCF-7 breast cancer cells and in cells subjected to chemotherapy...
April 17, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414709/robotic-surgery-fast-forward-to-telemedicine
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George B Stefano
Since the realization that certain maladies can be corrected via surgical techniques, we have been consumed by the desire to constantly advance the tools of surgery, as well as the techniques. In recent times, computer-assisted surgical tools have emerged and are growing in their use. The Puma 560 emerged in 1985 for brain biopsies and laparoscopic surgery. Prostatic surgery was performed by the Probot in 1988. In 1992, fittings in the femur were placed using the ROBODOC. These early robotic endeavors gave rise to AESOP, ZEUS and the relatively intuitive da Vinci® Surgical System...
April 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409774/dr5-and-caspase-8-are-dispensable-in-er-stress-induced-apoptosis
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Jason A Glab, Marcel Doerflinger, Christina Nedeva, Irvin Jose, George W Mbogo, James C Paton, Adrienne W Paton, Andrew J Kueh, Marco J Herold, David Cs Huang, David Segal, Gabriella Brumatti, Hamsa Puthalakath
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response constitutes cellular reactions triggered by a wide variety of stimuli that disturb folding of proteins, often leading to apoptosis. ER stress-induced apoptotic cell death is thought to be an important contributor to many human pathological conditions. The molecular mechanism of this apoptosis process has been highly controversial with both the receptor and the mitochondrial pathways being implicated. Using knockout mouse models and RNAi-mediated gene silencing in cell lines, our group and others had demonstrated the importance of the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway in ER stress-induced cell death, particularly the role of the pro-apoptotic BH3-only BCL-2 family members, BIM and PUMA...
April 14, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409444/locally-invasive-thyroid-cancer-options-for-a-treatment
#9
Nicola Avenia, Jacopo Vannucci, Massimo Monacelli, Andrea Polistena, Francesco Puma
Local invasion to neighbor organs by thyroid cancer is an important prognosticator and requires different therapeutic approach. Which one is the possible best treatment option and results are evaluated in this study. A single-institution experience in thyroid cancer invading the airway is evaluated retrospectively (1990-2016). Facts regarding patients' demographics, disease history, comorbidities, condition at first evaluation and reason for referral are analyzed. Hospital records and treatment details are extracted from charts and Institutional folders...
April 13, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409295/metal-chelator-tpen-selectively-induces-apoptosis-in-k562-cells-through-reactive-oxygen-species-signaling-mechanism-implications-for-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#10
Luisa Rojas-Valencia, Carlos Velez-Pardo, Marlene Jimenez-Del-Rio
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a hematologic disorder characterized by the constitutive expression of BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase. Although successful implementation of tyrosine kinase inhibitors for the treatment of CML remain a traditional choice for molecularly targeted therapy, some patients present primary or secondary resistance to such therapy. Therefore, alternative therapeutic strategies are required to treat resistant CML cells. Accordingly, new anti-proliferative and/or pro-apoptotic compounds would be needed for clinical treatment...
April 13, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408317/involvement-of-puma-in-pericyte-migration-induced-by-methamphetamine
#11
Yanhong Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Ying Bai, Jie Chao, Gang Hu, Xufeng Chen, Honghong Yao
Mounting evidence indicates that methamphetamine causes blood-brain barrier damage, with emphasis on endothelial cells. The role of pericytes in methamphetamine-induced BBB damage remains unknown. Our study demonstrated that methamphetamine increased the migration of pericytes from the endothelial basement membrane. However, the detailed mechanisms underlying this process remain poorly understood. Thus, we examined the molecular mechanisms involved in methamphetamine-induced pericyte migration. The results showed that exposure of C3H/10T1/2 cells and HBVPs to methamphetamine increased PUMA expression via activation of the sigma-1 receptor, MAPK and Akt/PI3K pathways...
April 10, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397098/persian-shallot-allium-hirtifolium-boiss-induced-apoptosis-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Farzaneh Sadat Hosseini, Soudeh Khanamani Falahati-Pour, Mohammad Reza Hajizadeh, Alireza Khoshdel, Mohammad Reza Mirzaei, Hadis Ahmadirad, Reza Behroozi, Nesa Jafari, Mehdi Mahmoodi
This study investigated the potential of Persian shallot extract as an anticancer agent in HepG2 tumor cell line, an in vitro human hepatoma cancer model system. The inhibitory effect of Persian shallot on the growth of HepG2 cells was measured by MTT assay. To explore the underlying mechanism of cell growth inhibition of Persian shallot, the activity of Persian shallot in inducing apoptosis was investigated through the detection of annexin V signal by flow cytometry and expression of some apoptosis related genes such p21, p53, puma, caspase-8 family-Bcl-2 proteins like bid, bim, bcl-2 and bax were measured by real-time PCR in HepG2 cells...
April 10, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382421/aops-recent-advances-to-overcome-barriers-in-the-treatment-of-water-wastewater-and-air
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Vítor J P Vilar, Camila C Amorim, Enric Brillas, Gianluca Li Puma, Sixto Malato, Dionysios D Dionysiou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381182/involvement-of-mir-125a-in-resistance-to-daunorubicin-by-inhibiting-apoptosis-in-leukemia-cell-lines
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Haitao Bai, Lili Zhou, Chun Wang, Xiaowei Xu, Jieling Jiang, Youwen Qin, Xiaorui Wang, Chuxian Zhao, Shan Shao
In this study, we investigated whether miR-125a participated in the resistance of the leukemia cell lines to the chemotherapeutic agent daunorubicin. Higher expression of miR-125a is correlated with lower treatment response and shorter overall survival in acute leukemia patients. Overexpression of miR-125a induced drug resistance in HL-60, K562, and THP-1cell lines through reducing apoptosis. We also showed that miR-125a mediated daunorubicin resistance in leukemia cell lines through the decrease of GRK2 and Puma which were proved to be direct targets of miR-125a...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377026/mcpip1-contributes-to-the-inflammatory-response-of-uvb-treated-keratinocytes
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Beata Bugara, Piotr Konieczny, Agnieszka Wolnicka-Glubisz, Leopold Eckhart, Heinz Fischer, Lukasz Skalniak, Julia Borowczyk-Michalowska, Justyna Drukala, Jolanta Jura
BACKGROUND: Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1-induced protein-1 (MCPIP1), also known as regnase-1, negatively regulates many cellular processes including the cellular response to inflammatory agents, differentiation, viability, and proliferation. It possesses a PilT N-terminus (PIN) domain that is directly involved in regulating the stability of transcripts and miRNAs by recognizing stem loop structures and degrading them by endonucleolytic cleavage. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the role of MCPIP1 in the response of human primary keratinocytes to UVB stress...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369057/role-of-non-native-electrostatic-interactions-in-the-coupled-folding-and-binding-of-puma-with-mcl-1
#16
Wen-Ting Chu, Jane Clarke, Sarah L Shammas, Jin Wang
PUMA, which belongs to the BH3-only protein family, is an intrinsically disordered protein (IDP). It binds to its cellular partner Mcl-1 through its BH3 motif, which folds upon binding into an α helix. We have applied a structure-based coarse-grained model, with an explicit Debye-Hückel charge model, to probe the importance of electrostatic interactions both in the early and the later stages of this model coupled folding and binding process. This model was carefully calibrated with the experimental data on helical content and affinity, and shown to be consistent with previously published experimental data on binding rate changes with respect to ionic strength...
April 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368694/autoimmune-mediated-psychosis-a-case-of-susac-syndrome-in-a-drug-user
#17
Pablo Barrio, Mercè Balcells, Delón La Puma, Carles Gaig
OBJECTIVE: Susac syndrome, a rare disorder, is thought to be mediated by autoantibodies. One of the potential targets of these autoantibodies could be an antigen in the microvessels of the brain, the retina, and the inner ear leading to central nervous system (CNS) alterations, visual disturbances, and hearing deficits. Our aim is to expand clinicians' diagnostic options when facing psychosis due to medical conditions. METHODS: A case report was conducted for this study...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362428/%C3%AE-133p53-represses-p53-inducible-senescence-genes-and-enhances-the-generation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#18
Izumi Horikawa, Kye-Yoon Park, Kazunobu Isogaya, Yukiharu Hiyoshi, Han Li, Katsuhiro Anami, Ana I Robles, Abdul M Mondal, Kaori Fujita, Manuel Serrano, Curtis C Harris
p53 functions to induce cellular senescence, which is incompatible with self-renewal of pluripotent stem cells such as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and embryonic stem cells (ESC). However, p53 also has essential roles in these cells through DNA damage repair for maintaining genomic integrity and high sensitivity to apoptosis for eliminating severely damaged cells. We hypothesized that Δ133p53, a physiological inhibitory p53 isoform, is involved in the balanced regulation of self-renewing capacity, DNA damage repair and apoptosis...
March 31, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358074/groundwater-depletion-embedded-in-international-food-trade
#19
Carole Dalin, Yoshihide Wada, Thomas Kastner, Michael J Puma
Recent hydrological modelling and Earth observations have located and quantified alarming rates of groundwater depletion worldwide. This depletion is primarily due to water withdrawals for irrigation, but its connection with the main driver of irrigation, global food consumption, has not yet been explored. Here we show that approximately eleven per cent of non-renewable groundwater use for irrigation is embedded in international food trade, of which two-thirds are exported by Pakistan, the USA and India alone...
March 29, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355125/epitope-mapping-of-the-antibody-response-against-the-envelope-proteins-of-the-feline-foamy-virus
#20
Michael Mühle, Anne Bleiholder, Martin Löchelt, Joachim Denner
Foamy viruses (FV) are retroviruses that infect several species without pathological signs, but induce substantial antibody responses in the infected host. In the case of feline FV (FFV), antibodies against Gag, Bet, and Env have been used to indicate infection; however, it is unclear whether the response to specific epitopes correlates with immunity. Here, we investigated the epitope specificity of antibodies targeting the Env protein using peptide microarrays. Sera from naturally and experimentally FFV-infected cats and pumas and from rats immunized with FFV Env expression plasmids were analyzed...
March 29, 2017: Viral Immunology
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