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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341321/interleukin-6-contributes-to-chemoresistance-in-mda-mb-231-cells-via-targeting-hif-1%C3%AE
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Ke Wang, Xue Zhu, Kai Zhang, Yongxiang Yin, Yu Chen, Ting Zhang
Chemoresistance is a critical challenge in the clinical treatment of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). It has been well documented that inflammatory mediators from tumor microenvironment are involved in the pathogenesis of TNBC and might be related to chemoresistance of cancer cells. In this study, the contribution of interleukin-6 (IL-6), one of the principal oncogenic molecules, in chemoresistance of a TNBC cell line MDA-MB-231 was first investigated. The results showed that IL-6 treatment could induce upregulation of HIF-1α via the activation of STAT3 in MDA-MB-231 cells, which consequently contributed to its effect against chemotherapeutic drug-induced cytotoxicity and cell apoptosis...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340879/diethylstilbestrol-arrested-spermatogenesis-and-somatic-growth-in-the-juveniles-of-yellow-catfish-pelteobagrus-fulvidraco-a-fish-with-sexual-dimorphic-growth
#2
Zhi-Hao Liu, Qi-Liang Chen, Qiang Chen, Fang Li, Ying-Wen Li
In fish, spermatogenesis and somatic growth are mainly regulated by hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) and hypothalamic-pituitary-somatic (HPS) axes, respectively. Xenoestrogens have been reported to impair spermatogenesis in some fishes, and arrest somatic growth in some others, whereas, whether xenoestrogens are capable of disrupting spermatogenesis and somatic growth simultaneously in fish that exhibits sexual dimorphic growth is little known, and the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. In this study, male juveniles of yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco), which exhibits a sexual dimorphic growth that favors males, were exposed to diethylstilbestrol (DES) for 28 days...
January 16, 2018: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340082/reciprocal-sensitivity-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-cells-to-bcl-2-inhibitors-bird-2-versus-venetoclax
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Tamara Vervloessem, Haidar Akl, Thomas Tousseyn, Humbert De Smedt, Jan B Parys, Geert Bultynck
Bcl-2 is often upregulated in cancers to neutralize the BH3-only protein Bim at the mitochondria. BH3 mimetics (e.g. ABT-199 (venetoclax)) kill cancer cells by targeting Bcl-2's hydrophobic cleft and disrupting Bcl-2/Bim complexes. Some cancers with elevated Bcl-2 display poor responses towards BH3 mimetics, suggesting an additional function for anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 in these cancers. Indeed, Bcl-2 via its BH4 domain prevents cytotoxic Ca2+ release from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) by directly inhibiting the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP3R)...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339180/leptin-blocks-the-inhibitory-effect-of-vitamin-d-on-adipogenesis-and-cell-proliferation-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes
#4
Jessica Lopes Nobre, Patricia Cristina Lisboa, Janaine Cavalcanti Carvalho, Mariana Renovato Martins, Simone Vargas, Cristina Barja-Fidalgo, Egberto Gaspar de Moura, Elaine de Oliveira
Recently, we demonstrated high serum leptin and 25(OH)D (calcidiol) in obese animals, with high C/EBPβ and PPARγ expression in adipose tissue. Since the role of vitamin D in adipogenesis remains controversial and hyperleptinemia is found in obesity, we asked if leptin could interfere in vitamin D action on adipocytes. Here, we studied the direct effect of these two hormones upon 3T3L1 preadipocytes incubated with or without 1,25(OH)2D (100 nM, 24 h) and with leptin (10-7M, 4 h later). RT-PCR (VDR and Cyp27b1/1α-hydroxylase), western blotting (VDR, Cyp27b1/1α-hydroxylase, ObR-b, C/EBPβ, PPARγ and Bax content), a cell proliferation assay and an Annexin V-FITC binding assay were performed...
January 12, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339102/spirulina-ameliorates-methotrexate-hepatotoxicity-via-antioxidant-immune-stimulation-and-proinflammatory-cytokines-and-apoptotic-proteins-modulation
#5
Asmaa F Khafaga, Yasser S El-Sayed
AIMS: Methotrexate (MTX) is an efficient cytotoxic drug used against various carcinogenic, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases; however, the hepatotoxicity of MTX limits its use. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the potential hepatoprotective and immune-stimulant effect of Spirulina platensis (SP) against MTX acute toxicity. MAIN METHODS: Thirty-two male Wistar rats were randomly allocated into the following four groups (n = 8): control, MTX (20 mg/kg bwt, single ip injection), SP (500 mg/kg bwt, oral gavage daily for 21 days), and MTX+SP...
January 12, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339045/deficiency-of-dietary-pyridoxine-disturbed-the-intestinal-physical-barrier-function-of-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#6
Pei Wu, Xin Zheng, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Wei-Dan Jiang, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Lin Feng
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of dietary pyridoxine (PN) deficiency on intestinal antioxidant capacity, cell apoptosis and intercellular tight junction in young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). A total of 540 young grass carp (231.85 ± 0.63 g) were fed six diets containing graded levels of PN (0.12-7.48 mg/kg diet) for 10 weeks. At the end of the feeding trial, the fish were challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila for 2 weeks. The results showed that compared with the optimal PN level, PN deficiency (1) increased the contents of reactive oxygen species (ROS), malondialdehyde (MDA) and protein carbonyl (PC), decreased the activities and mRNA levels of antioxidant enzymes such as copper, zinc superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione-S-transferase (GST) and glutathione reductase (GR) (P < ...
January 12, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338680/microrna-466-mir-466-functions-as-a-tumor-suppressor-and-prognostic-factor-in-colorectal-cancer-crc
#7
Feng Tong, Youhua Ying, Haihua Pan, Wei Zhao, Hongchen Li, Xiaoli Zhan
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have an important role in the regulation of tumor development and metastasis. In this study, we investigated the clinical and prognostic value as well as biological function of miR-466 in colorectal cancer (CRC). Tumor and adjacent healthy tissues were obtained from 100 patients diagnosed with CRC. miR-466 expression was determined by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). mRNA and protein levels of cyclin D1, apoptosis regulator BAX (BAX), and matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) were analyzed by qRT-PCR and Western blot, respectively, in SW-620 CRC cells transfected with miR-466 mimics or negative control miRNA...
January 17, 2018: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337904/maternal-exposure-to-pm2-5-during-pregnancy-induces-impaired-development-of-cerebral-cortex-in-mice-offspring
#8
Tianliang Zhang, Xinrui Zheng, Xia Wang, Hui Zhao, Tingting Wang, Hongxia Zhang, Wanwei Li, Hua Shen, Li Yu
Air pollution is a serious environmental health problem closely related to the occurrence of central nervous system diseases. Exposure to particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to 2.5 µm (PM2.5) during pregnancy may affect the growth and development of infants. The present study was to investigate the effects of maternal exposure to PM2.5 during pregnancy on brain development in mice offspring. Pregnant mice were randomly divided into experimental groups of low-, medium-, or high-dosages of PM2...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337231/apoptosis-induction-by-pleurotus-sajor-caju-fr-singer-extracts-on-colorectal-cancer-cell-lines
#9
Tiane C Finimundy, Rui M V Abreu, Natalia Bonetto, Fernando J Scariot, Aldo J P Dillon, Sergio Echeverrigaray, Lillian Barros, Isabel C F R Ferreira, João A P Henriques, Mariana Roesch-Ely
Pleurotus sajor-caju (PSC) is an edible mushroom used in food supplements, presenting antitumor properties through induction of cell death pathways. The PSC potential against colorectal cancer was analyzed by exposing HCT116wt cells to different PSC extracts. The PSC n-hexane extract (PSC-hex) showed the highest cytotoxicity effect (IC50 value 0.05 mg/mL). The observed cytotoxicity was then associated to apoptosis-promoting and cell cycle-arrest pathways. PSC-hex was able to induce apoptosis related to breakdown of mitochondrial membrane potential and ROS generation...
January 11, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337123/mesenchymal-stem-cell-based-therapy-improves-lower-limb-movement-after-spinal-cord-ischemia-in-rats
#10
Shinya Takahashi, Kei Nakagawa, Mayumi Tomiyasu, Ayumu Nakashima, Keijiro Katayama, Takeshi Imura, Bagus Herlambang, Fumie Okubo, Koji Arihiro, Yumi Kawahara, Louis Yuge, Taijiro Sueda
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord ischemia is a devastating complication following thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic surgery. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which have regenerative capability and exert paracrine actions on damaged tissues, injected into rat models of spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion injury. METHODS: Forty-five Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into sham, phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), and MSC groups...
January 11, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337037/synthesis-of-new-sarsasapogenin-derivatives-with-antiproliferative-and-apoptotic-effects-in-mcf-7-cells
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Wenbao Wang, Yingying Zhang, Guodong Yao, Wei Wang, Xinyue Shang, Yan Zhang, Xiaobo Wang, Shaojie Wang, Shaojiang Song
Sarsasapogenin, a kind of mainly effective component of Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bunge, possesses good antitumor properties. Two series of new sarsasapogenin derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their cytotoxicities against three human cancer cell lines (HepG2, A549, MCF-7) using the MTT assay. The structure-activity relationship revealed that the N, N-dimethylamino, pyrrolidinyl, and imidazolyl substituted at the C26 position could increase the antitumor efficacy of the 3-oxo sarsasapogenin series of compounds...
January 11, 2018: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336987/the-in-vitro-radiosensitizer-potential-of-resveratrol-on-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
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Isabel Cristina da Costa Araldi, Fernando Primitivo Romero Bordin, Francine Carla Cadoná, Fernanda Barbisan, Verônica Farina Azzolin, Cibele Ferreira Teixeira, Tadeu Baumhardt, Ivana Beatrice Mânica da Cruz, Marta Maria Medeiros Frescura Duarte, Liliane de Freitas Bauermann
Radiation therapy is commonly applied in breast cancer (BC) patients. However, radioresistance and side effects are limiting factors of this practice. Therefore, studying substances that can enhance the radiation effect and, at the same time, protect normal cells is very relevant. Thus, the aim of this work was to assess the radiosensitizer effect of resveratrol (RV) on BC cells (MCF-7). A high cytotoxic and antiproliferative effect was observed in the treatment with 10 μM of RV + 3 Gy ionizing radiation (IR)...
January 11, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336659/long-non-coding-rna-hotair-promotes-cervical-cancer-progression-through-regulating-bcl2-via-targeting-mir-143-3p
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Mingzhu Liu, Jinying Jia, Xinjie Wang, Yanjie Liu, Chunfang Wang
BACKGROUND: HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) is a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) widely involved in the progression of numerous malignancies. Whereas, the potential molecular mechanism of HOTAIR involved in cervical cancer progression is still needed to be elaborated. METHODS: The expression of HOTAIR and miR-143-3p were detected in cervical cancer tissues and cells by qRT-PCR. MTT and flow cytometry analysis were performed to measure cell proliferation and apoptosis...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336479/inhibition-of-glycolytic-metabolism-in-glioblastoma-cells-by-pt3glc-combinated-with-pi3k-inhibitor-via-sirt3-mediated-mitochondrial-and-pi3k-akt-mapk-pathway
#14
Gang Wang, Xing-Li Fu, Jun-Jie Wang, Rui Guan, Yan Sun, Shing-Shun Tony To
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most malignant and aggressive glioma with abnormal expression of genes that mediate glycolytic metabolism and tumor cell growth. Petunidin-3-O- glucoside (Pt3glc) is a kind of anthocyanin in the red grape and derived beverages, representing the most common naturally occurring anthocyanins with a reduced incidence of cancer and heart diseases. In this study, whether Pt3glc could effectively regulate glycolysis to inhibit GBM cell was investigated by using the DBTRG-05MG cell lines...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336471/neuroprotective-effects-of-p53-microrna%C3%A2-22-regulate-inflammation-and-apoptosis-in-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#15
Shui Yu, Yi-Jun Zeng, Xiao-Chuan Sun
The present study aimed to investigate whether the neuroprotective effects of p53/microRNA‑22 regulate inflammation and apoptosis in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). In a mouse model of SAH, microRNA‑22 expression was upregulated. In addition, downregulation of microRNA‑22 in HEB cells increased the mRNA expression levels of interleukin (IL)‑6, induced cysteine rich angiogenic inducer 61 (Cyr61) expression, and suppressed the protein expression levels of B‑cell lymphoma 2‑associated X protein (Bax) and caspase‑3 activity...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336364/mechanism-of-chronic-stress-induced-reduced-atherosclerotic-medial-area-and-increased-plaque-instability-in-rabbit-models-of-chronic-stress
#16
Ze-Mou Yu, Xiao-Tao Deng, Ruo-Mei Qi, Lu-Yan Xiao, Chong-Qing Yang, Tao Gong
BACKGROUND: Chronic stress contributes to increased risks of atherosclerotic diseases including heart disease, stroke, and transient ischemic attack. However, its underline mechanisms are poorly understood. This study aimed to elucidate the mechanism via which chronic stress exerts its effect on atherosclerosis (AS). METHODS: Fifty male New Zealand white rabbits were used. Aortic balloon-injury model was applied. Both social stress and physical stress methods were adopted to establish chronic stress models...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335202/5-bromo-oxoisoaporphine-platinum-ii-complexes-exhibit-tumor-cell-cytotoxcicity-via-inhibition-of-telomerase-activity-and-disruption-of-c-myc-g-quadruplex-dna-and-mitochondrial-functions
#17
Zu-Zhuang Wei, Qi-Pin Qin, Ting Meng, Cai-Xing Deng, Hong Liang, Zhen-Feng Chen
Two platinum(II) complexes [Pt(L)(DMSO)Cl] (1) and [Pt(L)(pn)]Cl (2) with 5-bromo-oxoisoaporphine (H-L) were synthesized. We found that the two new platinum(II) complexes were more selective for Hep-G2 tumor cells than for normal cells (HL-7702, WI-38 and L-o2 cell lines). 5-Bromine-oxoisoaporphine platinum(II) complex 2 was a telomerase inhibitor targeting c-myc G4, and it triggered Hep-G2 cell apoptosis more potently than complex 1. Moreover, they induced cell apoptosis via disruption of mitochondrial functions...
January 4, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334839/bax-inhibitor-1-is-required-for-resisting-the-early-brain-injury-induced-by-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-through-regulating-ire1-jnk-pathway
#18
Lei Shi, Zaizong Wang, Xianjin Liu, Mao Li, Shangfei Zhang, Xiaobin Song
Background and Purpose Bax inhibitor-1 (BI-1) has been identified as a suppressor of Bax-mediated cell apoptosis by regulation of endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced cell death. However, the role of BI-1 in Early Brain Injury (EBI) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) remains unclear. In the present study, we aim to explore the neuroprotective functions of BI-1 in EBI after SAH by using models of SAH that induced endovascular perforation in rats. Method The neurological score, brain water content and blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability were evaluated simultaneously as prognostic indicators...
January 16, 2018: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334666/effects-of-berberine-chloride-on-the-liver-of-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-albino-wistar-rats
#19
Govindasami Chandirasegaran, Chakkaravarthy Elanchezhiyan, Kavisa Ghosh
The goal of the present study is to evaluate the effect of Berberine chloride (BC) on the liver of streptozotocin (STZ) induced diabetic rat. Diabetic rats were treated with BC (50 mg/kg b.w) or glibenclamide (6 mg/kg b.w), daily for 45 days. After BC treatment in diabetic rats, there was a significant (P < 0.05) decline in the levels of hepatic markers, lipid peroxidation markers such as lipid hydroperoxides (LOOH) and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), and pro-inflammatory mediators like tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), phosphorylated nuclear factor kappa-B-p65 (phospho-NF-κB p65), cyclooxygenase (COX-2), nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) as well as pro-apoptotic mediators such as Bax and cytochrome c...
January 12, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334243/facile-synthesis-of-simple-2-oxindole-based-compounds-with-promising-antiproliferative-activity
#20
Riham F George
AIM: Discovery of novel potent anticancer agents with lower side effects is a challenge to overcome cancer, the second leading cause of death. METHODOLOGY: 2-oxindole-based hydrazides (6a-g) and benzenesulfonyl hydrazides (9a-d) were synthesized by simple condensation reactions of the appropriate hydrazides (2a-g) or (8a-d) with 1-ethyl-2,3-oxindolinedione (4). They were screened for their cytotoxicity against HepG2 (liver), MCF-7 (breast), HCT116 (colon) and A549 (lung) cancer cell lines...
January 15, 2018: Future Medicinal Chemistry
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