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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447716/par1%C3%A2-mediated-c%C3%A2-jun-activation-promotes-heat-stress%C3%A2-induced-early-stage-apoptosis-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Shuang Zhang, Yanan Liu, Zhenglian Wang, Jingxian Liu, Zhengtao Gu, Qiulin Xu, Lei Su
Our previous study indicated that when human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), which are involved in endothelial barrier function, are heat stressed, levels of protease‑activated receptor 1 (PAR1) are increased significantly. In the present study, it was demonstrated that PAR1 serves a vital role in heat stress‑induced HUVEC apoptosis. When the PAR1 inhibitor, SCH79797 (SCH), or a small interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting PAR1 were used to inhibit PAR1 signaling, a marked decrease in cell apoptosis, caspase‑3 activity and the expression of the pro‑apoptotic protein B‑cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl‑2) associated X (Bax), as well as increased expression of the anti‑apoptotic Bcl‑2 family member, myeloid cell leukemia 1 (Mcl‑1), were observed...
March 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446242/activity-of-distinct-growth-factor-receptor-network-components-in-breast-tumors-uncovers-two-biologically-relevant-subtypes
#2
Mumtahena Rahman, Shelley M MacNeil, David F Jenkins, Gajendra Shrestha, Sydney R Wyatt, Jasmine A McQuerry, Stephen R Piccolo, Laura M Heiser, Joe W Gray, W Evan Johnson, Andrea H Bild
BACKGROUND: The growth factor receptor network (GFRN) plays a significant role in driving key oncogenic processes. However, assessment of global GFRN activity is challenging due to complex crosstalk among GFRN components, or pathways, and the inability to study complex signaling networks in patient tumors. Here, pathway-specific genomic signatures were used to interrogate GFRN activity in breast tumors and the consequent phenotypic impact of GRFN activity patterns. METHODS: Novel pathway signatures were generated in human primary mammary epithelial cells by overexpressing key genes from GFRN pathways (HER2, IGF1R, AKT1, EGFR, KRAS (G12V), RAF1, BAD)...
April 26, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445976/oxidative-stress-induced-apoptosis-in-granulosa-cells-involves-jnk-p53-and-puma
#3
Hongyan Yang, Yan Xie, Dongyu Yang, Decheng Ren
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play important roles in follicular development and survival. Granulosa cell death is associated with increased ROS, but the mechanism of granulosa cell death induced by ROS is not clear. In order to define the molecular link between ROS and granulosa cell death, COV434, human granulosa tumor cells, were treated with H2O2. Compared to control cells, H2O2 induced granulosa cell death in a dose- and time-dependent manner. H2O2 induced an increase in Bax, Bak and Puma, and a decrease in anti-apoptotic molecules such as Bcl-2, Bcl-xL and Mcl-1...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441715/targeting-the-bcl-2-family-and-p-glycoprotein-reverses-paclitaxel-resistance-in-human-esophageal-carcinoma-cell-line
#4
Xiaoli Shi, Yinhui Dou, Kairui Zhou, Jinling Huo, Tengjiao Yang, Tiantian Qin, Weihua Liu, Saiqi Wang, Dongxiao Yang, Liming Chang, Cong Wang
Paclitaxel (PTX) is one of the most effective drugs used in the treatment of esophageal cancer, however, paclitaxel resistance represents a key limitation during the treatment process. In this study, we investigated the changes of Bcl-2 family members in the moderate paclitaxel-resistance of esophageal carcinoma EC109/PTX cells both in vitro and in vivo. Moreover, we evaluated the reversal effect using siRNAs and the recombinant inhibitor TW37 targeting Bcl-2, Bcl-XL and Mcl-1. Our findings show that downregulation of Bcl-2, Bcl-XL and Mcl-1 can significantly promote EC109/PTX cell apoptosis and reduce the EC109/PTX cell resistance index (RI)...
April 21, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441582/synthesis-and-antiproteasomal-activity-of-novel-o-benzyl-salicylamide-based-inhibitors-built-from-leucine-and-phenylalanine
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Radek Jorda, Jan Dušek, Eva Řezníčková, Karel Pauk, Pratibha P Magar, Aleš Imramovský, Vladimír Kryštof
Inhibition of protein degradation is one of strategies for suppression of uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells. Proteolytic degradation in cells is mainly ensured by proteasome and its inhibition by bortezomib showed benefit in clinical use for the treatment of multiple myeloma. We report here the library of antiproteasomal O-benzyl salicylamides built from leucine and phenylalanine. Prepared compounds displayed antiproliferative activity on K562, CEM and U266 cancer cell lines, ranging from high micromolar to submicromolar GI50 values...
April 15, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440486/synergistic-antitumor-effects-of-cdk-inhibitor-sns%C3%A2-032-and-an-oncolytic-adenovirus-co%C3%A2-expressing-trail-and-smac-in-pancreatic-cancer
#6
Yun Ge, Wen Lei, Yingyu Ma, Yigang Wang, Buyun Wei, Xiaoyi Chen, Guoqing Ru, Xianglei He, Xiaozhou Mou, Shibing Wang
Gene therapy using oncolytic adenoviruses is a novel approach for human cancer therapeutics. The current study aimed to investigate whether the combined use of an adenovirus expressing tumor necrosis factor‑related apoptosis‑inducing ligand (TRAIL) and second mitochondria‑derived activator of caspase (Smac) upon caspase activation (ZD55‑TRAIL‑IETD‑Smac) and cyclin‑dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitor SNS‑032 will synergistically reinforce their anti‑pancreatic cancer activities. The experiments in vitro demonstrated that SNS‑032 enhances ZD55‑TRAIL‑IETD‑Smac‑induced apoptosis and causes marked pancreatic cancer cell death...
April 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436946/essential-role-for-bim-in-mediating-the-apoptotic-and-antitumor-activities-of-immunotoxins
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A Antignani, D Segal, N Simon, R J Kreitman, D Huang, D J FitzGerald
Protein synthesis is crucial for regulating cell homeostasis and, when unrestricted, it can lead to tumorigenesis. Immunotoxins derived from Pseudomonas exotoxin are antibody-toxin fusion proteins that inhibit protein synthesis of mammalian cells via ADP-ribosylation of the eukaryotic elongation factor-2. Here we investigate the role of the Bcl-2 family proteins in the response of cancer cells to immunotoxin challenge. Besides the well-known reduction of the prosurvival Bcl-2 family member, Mcl-1, following inhibition of protein synthesis, we show for the first time that immunotoxins also reduce the levels of selected proapoptotic BH-3-only proteins...
April 24, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435526/rita-mimics-synthesis-and-mechanistic-evaluation-of-asymmetric-linked-trithiazoles
#8
Adrian L Pietkiewicz, Yuqi Zhang, Marwa N Rahimi, Michael Stramandinoli, Matthew Teusner, Shelli R McAlpine
The established cytotoxic agent RITA contains a thiophene-furan-thiophene backbone and two terminal alcohol groups. Herein we investigate the effect of using thiazoles as the backbone in RITA-like molecules and modifying the terminal groups of these trithiazoles, thereby generating 41 unique structures. Incorporating side chains with varied steric bulk allowed us to investigate how size and a stereocenter impacted biological activity. Subjecting compounds to growth inhibition assays on HCT-116 cells showed that the most potent compounds 7d, 7e, and 7h had GI50 values of 4...
April 13, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433571/antitumor-and-chemosensitizing-action-of-3-bromopyruvate-implication-of-deregulated-metabolism
#9
Saveg Yadav, Shrish Kumar Pandey, Ajay Kumar, Praveen Kumar Kujur, Rana Pratap Singh, Sukh Mahendra Singh
3-Bromopyruvate (3-BP), brominated derivative of pyruvate, possesses strong antitumor potential, owing to its ability to inhibit multiple target molecules crucial for survival of neoplastic cells. Although, 3-BP displays cytotoxicity against a wide variety of tumors, there is no report with respect to malignancies of thymic origin. Therefore, we investigated its antineoplastic action in vitro against tumor cells of a murine transplantable lymphoma of thymoma origin, designated as Dalton's lymphoma (DL). 3-BP treatment of tumor cells inhibited metabolism and survival with augmented induction of apoptosis and necrosis...
April 19, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432456/deregulated-bcl-2-family-proteins-impact-on-repair-of-dna-double-strand-breaks-and-are-targets-to-overcome-radioresistance-in-lung-cancer
#10
Sarah A Wieczorek, Frank Breitenbuecher, Aashish Soni, Katja Paul-Konietzko, Sophie Ziegler, Ali Sak, George Iliakis, Martin Schuler
PURPOSE: DNA damage-induced cell death is a major effector mechanism of radiotherapy. Aberrant expression of anti-apoptotic BCL-2 family proteins is frequently observed in lung cancers. Against this background, we studied radioresistance mediated by BCL-2 family proteins at the mechanistic level and its potential as target for radiochemotherapy. METHODS: Lung cancer models stably expressing BCL-xL or MCL-1 were irradiated to study cell death, clonogenic survival, and DNA repair kinetics in vitro, and growth suppression of established tumors in vivo...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428059/the-decreased-growth-performance-and-impaired-immune-function-and-structural-integrity-by-dietary-iron-deficiency-or-excess-are-associated-with-tor-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p38mapk-nrf2-and-mlck-signaling-in-head-kidney-spleen-and-skin-of-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
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Yan-Lin Guo, Wei-Dan Jiang, Pei Wu, Yang Liu, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Lin Feng
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary iron on the growth, and immune function and structural integrity in head kidney, spleen and skin as well as the underlying signaling of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). Total 630 grass carp (242.32 ± 0.58 g) were fed diets containing graded levels of iron at 12.15 (basal diet), 35.38, 63.47, 86.43, 111.09, 136.37 mg/kg (diets 2-6 were added with ferrous fumarate) and 73.50 mg/kg (diet 7 was added with ferrous sulfate) diet for 60 days...
April 18, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428041/structure-of-a-myeloid-cell-leukemia-1-mcl-1-inhibitor-bound-to-drug-site-3-of-human-serum-albumin
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Bin Zhao, John Sensintaffar, Zhiguo Bian, Johannes Belmar, Taekyu Lee, Edward T Olejniczak, Stephen W Fesik
Amplification of the gene encoding Myeloid cell leukemia-1 (Mcl-1) is one of the most common genetic aberrations in human cancer and is associated with high tumor grade and poor survival. Recently, we reported on the discovery of high affinity Mcl-1 inhibitors that elicit mechanism-based cell activity. These inhibitors are lipophilic and contain an acidic functionality which is a common chemical profile for compounds that bind to albumin in plasma. Indeed, these Mcl-1 inhibitors exhibited reduced in vitro cell activity in the presence of serum...
March 29, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425914/epstein-barr-virus-ensures-b-cell-survival-by-uniquely-modulating-apoptosis-at-early-and-late-times-after-infection
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Alexander M Price, Joanne Dai, Quentin Bazot, Luv Patel, Pavel A Nikitin, Reza Djavadian, Peter S Winter, Cristina A Salinas, Ashley Perkins Barry, Kris C Wood, Eric C Johannsen, Anthony Letai, Martin J Allday, Micah A Luftig
Latent Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is causally linked to several human cancers. EBV expresses viral oncogenes that promote cell growth and inhibit the apoptotic response to uncontrolled proliferation. The EBV oncoprotein LMP1 constitutively activates NFB and is critical for survival of EBV-immortalized B cells. However, during early infection EBV induces rapid B cell proliferation with low levels of LMP1 and little apoptosis. Therefore, we sought to define the mechanism of survival in the absence of LMP1/NFB early after infection...
April 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423654/mcl-1-regulates-reactive-oxygen-species-via-nox4-during-chemotherapy-induced-senescence
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Abeba Demelash, Lukas W Pfannenstiel, Li Liu, Brian R Gastman
Mcl-1, a Bcl-2 family member, is highly expressed in a variety of human cancers and is believed to enhance tumorigenic potential and chemotherapy resistance through the inhibition of apoptosis and senescence. We previously reported that Mcl-1's regulation of chemotherapy-induced senescence (CIS) is dependent on its ability to prevent reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. In this report, we demonstrate that Mcl-1-regulated CIS requires not only ROS, but specifically mitochondrial ROS, and that these events are upstream of activation of the DNA damage response, another necessary step toward senescence...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423543/mir-519d-impedes-cisplatin-resistance-in-breast-cancer-stem-cells-by-down-regulating-the-expression-of-mcl-1
#15
Qing Xie, Shuai Wang, Yue Zhao, Zhenchao Zhang, Chuan Qin, Xianjun Yang
Cancer stem cells are considered as the cell population which is responsible for chemoresistance and treatment failure in breast cancer patients. Therefore, it is urgent to explore the mechanism by which cancer stem cells survive under the treatment of chemotherapeutic drugs such as cisplatin. In this paper, we demonstrated significant decrease of miR-519d in breast cancer stem cells by quantitative RT-PCR analysis. Furthermore, we found the enforced expression of miR-519d in T-47D-cancer stem cells significantly increased their sensitivity to cisplatin through the apoptosis pathway...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423208/combined-activity-of-temozolomide-and-the-mtor-inhibitor-temsirolimus-in-metastatic-melanoma-involves-dkk1
#16
Heike Niessner, Corinna Kosnopfel, Tobias Sinnberg, Daniela Beck, Kathrin Krieg, Ines Wanke, Konstantinos Lasithiotakis, Michael Bonin, Claus Garbe, Friedegund Meier
The BRAFV600E inhibitor vemurafenib achieves remarkable clinical responses in patients with BRAF-mutant melanoma, but its effects are limited by the onset of drug resistance. In the case of resistance, chemotherapy can still be applied as second line therapy. However, it yields low response rates and strategies are urgently needed to potentiate its effects. In a previous study, we showed that the inhibition of the PI3K-AKT-mTOR pathway significantly increases sensitivity of melanoma cells to chemotherapeutic drugs (1)...
April 19, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419994/degradation-of-mcl-1-through-gsk-3%C3%AE-activation-regulates-apoptosis-induced-by-bufalin-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-h1975-cells
#17
Xiao-Hong Kang, Jing-Hang Zhang, Qing-Qin Zhang, Yan-Hui Cui, Ying Wang, Wei-Zheng Kou, Zhan-Hui Miao, Ping Lu, Li-Fang Wang, Zhen-Ye Xu, Fei Cao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mcl-1, an anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family member, is often overexpressed in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Bufalin has been reported to induce apoptosis in various tumor cells. However, there is no report showing that bufalin could downregulate Mcl-1 expression in NSCLC. METHODS: Cell proliferation was analyzed by cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay in H1975 cells. Cell apoptosis was detected by flow cytometry. Mcl-1 mRNA was detected by RT-PCR. The expression of apoptosis-associated proteins in H1975 cells was detected by western blotting...
April 14, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415755/mitochondrial-matrix-chaperone-and-c-myc-inhibition-causes-enhanced-lethality-in-glioblastoma
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Chiaki Tsuge Ishida, Chang Shu, Marc-Eric Halatsch, Mike-Andrew Westhoff, Dario C Altieri, Georg Karpel-Massler, Markus David Siegelin
Malignant gliomas display high levels of the transcription factor c-myc and organize a tumor specific chaperone network within mitochondria. Here, we show that c-myc along with mitochondrial chaperone inhibition displays massive tumor cell death. Inhibition of mitochondrial matrix chaperones and c-myc was established by utilizing genetic as well as pharmacological approaches. Bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) family protein inhibitors, JQ1 and OTX015, were used for c-myc inhibition. Gamitrinib was applied to interfere with mitochondrial matrix chaperones...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411240/structural-basis-of-apoptosis-inhibition-by-the-fowlpox-virus-protein-fpv039
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Mohd Ishtiaq Anasir, Sofia Caria, Michael A Skinner, Marc Kvansakul
Programmed cell death or apoptosis of infected host cells is an important defense mechanism in response to viral infections. This process is regulated by pro-apoptotic and pro-survival members of the B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) protein family. To counter premature death of a virus-infected cell, poxviruses use a range of different molecular strategies, including the mimicry of pro-survival Bcl-2 proteins. One such viral pro-survival protein is the fowlpox virus protein FPV039, which is a potent apoptosis inhibitor, but the precise molecular mechanism by which FPV039 inhibits apoptosis is unknown...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410209/mir-106b-inhibitors-sensitize-trail-induced-apoptosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-increase-of-death-receptor-4
#20
Changlong Xu, Liang Shi, Weilai Chen, Peipei Fang, Jie Li, Lingxiang Jin, Zhenzhen Pan, Chenwei Pan
TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), which is a member of the TNF superfamily, can induce tumor cell apoptosis. However, multiple types of tumor, including hepatocellular carcinoma, show tolerance to TRAIL. Previous studies have demonstrated that tumor cells usually change their expression profile of microRNA (miRNA) to obtain the ability of tolerance to drugs. However, whether such change of miRNA on TRAIL sensitivity is seen in hepatocellular carcinoma still needs to be explored. In this study, we observed overexpression of miR-106b in both HCC patients' tumor tissues and cell lines...
March 30, 2017: Oncotarget
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