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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449207/targeting-anti-apoptotic-bcl2-family-proteins-in-haematological-malignancies-from-pathogenesis-to-treatment
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REVIEW
Meike Vogler, Harriet S Walter, Martin J S Dyer
The B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2) family of proteins comprise key regulators of apoptosis and are implicated in the pathogenesis of many malignancies, including lymphomas and leukaemias. Targeting of BCL2 proteins can be directly toxic to tumour cells or render them more sensitive to chemotherapy. Inhibition of the anti-apoptotic functions of BCL2 proteins using structure-based design to produce specific inhibitors of protein-protein interactions has been achieved for BCL2, MCL1 and BCL-XL (also termed BCL2L1), providing an armamentarium of new targeted therapies called BH3-mimetics...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448129/alkaline-earth-derivatives-of-the-reactive-hb-c6f5-3-anion
#2
Mathew D Anker, Merle Arrowsmith, Rory L Arrowsmith, Michael S Hill, Mary F Mahon
The β-diketiminato magnesium amidoboranes [HC{(Me)CNDipp}2Mg(NMe2BH2NMe2·BH3)] and [HC{(t-Bu)CNDipp}2Mg(NMe2·BH3)] are readily converted to the corresponding derivatives of the [HB(C6F5)3](-) anion by treatment with B(C6F5)3. The bis(borohydride) derivatives of the heaviest alkaline-earth elements, strontium and barium, may be similarly synthesized by reaction of strontium or barium dimethylamidoboranes and B(C6F5)3 and by metathesis reactions of either SrI2 or BaI2 and 2 molar equiv of K(HB(C6F5)3). The strontium and barium compounds have been fully characterized in solution and in the solid state as the respective tris(diethyl ether) and tetrakis(tetrahydrofuran) adducts...
April 27, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447717/knockdown-of-zfpl1-results-in-increased-autophagy-and-autophagy%C3%A2-related-cell-death-in-nci%C3%A2-n87-and-bgc%C3%A2-823-human-gastric-carcinoma-cell-lines
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Yong-Zheng Xie, Wan-Li Ma, Ji-Ming Meng, Xue-Qun Ren
Macroautophagy, which will hereafter be referred to as autophagy, is an evolutionarily conserved process, during which cells recycle and remove damaged organelles and proteins in response to cellular stress. However, the mechanisms underlying the regulation of autophagy remain to be fully elucidated. The present study demonstrated that knockdown of zinc finger protein like 1 (ZFPL1) induces autophagy and increases autophagic cell death in NCI‑N87 and BGC‑823 human gastric carcinoma cell lines. To examine the role of ZFPL1 in gastric carcinoma cells, ZFPL1 expression was downregulated by lentiviral infection...
March 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446054/pharmacotherapy-of-relapsed-refractory-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Abdallah Abou Zahr, Prithviraj Bose, Michael J Keating
The treatment of relapsed/refractory (RR) CLL has been revolutionized by the advent of the new oral inhibitors of B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling and the pro-survival protein, B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2). Additionally, new and more potent monoclonal antibodies against CD20 have replaced/may replace rituximab in many settings. Areas covered: Herein, we review the entire therapeutic landscape of RR CLL, with particular attention to the new small-molecule kinase inhibitors and BH3-mimetics. We discuss preclinical data with these agents in CLL, cover available efficacy and safety information, and examine potential resistance mechanisms and possible rational combinations to circumvent them...
April 26, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445931/high-glucose-induces-apoptosis-via-upregulation-of-bim-expression-in-proximal-tubule-epithelial-cells
#5
Xiao-Qian Zhang, Jian-Jun Dong, Tian Cai, Xue Shen, Xiao-Jun Zhou, Lin Liao
Diabetic nephropathy is the primary cause of end-stage renal disease. Apoptosis of tubule epithelial cells is a major feature of diabetic nephropathy. The mechanisms of high glucose (HG) induced apoptosis are not fully understood. Here we demonstrated that, HG induced apoptosis via upregulating the expression of proapoptotic Bcl-2 homology domain 3 (BH3)-only protein Bim protein, but not bring a significant change in the baseline level of autophagy in HK2 cells. The increase of Bim expression was caused by the ugregulation of transcription factors, FOXO1 and FOXO3a...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443864/planar-chiral-ferrocenylphosphine-borane-complexes-featuring-agostic-type-b-he-e-hg-sn-interactions
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Alain C Tagne Kuate, Roger A Lalancette, F Jäkle
The synthesis of ferrocenylphosphine-borane adducts 1,2-fc(E)(PPh2·BH3) (E = SnR2R', HgX; 1,2-fc = 1,2-ferrocenediyl) that are substituted with organotin or organomercury Lewis acid moieties in ortho-position is presented. Several compounds that feature two ferrocenylphosphine-borane moieties bridged by Sn or Hg are also introduced. The products are fully characterized by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, high-resolution MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and elemental analysis. The attachment of the Lewis acid substituent to the same Cp ring of the ferrocene results in planar-chirality and the close proximity between the boron hydride group and the Lewis acid is expected to allow for agostic-type B-HE (E = Sn, Hg) interactions...
April 26, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439883/an-update-for-richter-syndrome-new-directions-and-developments
#7
REVIEW
Toby A Eyre, Anna Schuh
High-grade transformation of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia [Richter syndrome (RS)] is rare and represents a unique and uncommon clinical challenge. Clonally related diffuse large B cell type RS is a chemotherapy-resistant and devastating disease. Patients are typically elderly, immunosuppressed and present with a rapidly deteriorating performance status. Historical outcomes suggest a median overall survival of approximately 8 months. RS remains is an area of high unmet clinical need. The molecular profile and treatment needs of patients are likely to change over time with the advent of novel B cell receptor inhibitors, monoclonal antibodies and BH3 mimetics...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436637/-research-progress-on-mechanism-of-nix-mediated-mitophagy
#8
Yanrong Zheng, Xiangnan Zhang, Zhong Chen
Autophagy is fundamental to maintain cellular homeostasis. As one kind of the most well-studied selective autophagy, autophagy of mitochondria (mitophagy)is crucial for the clearance of damaged mitochondria. Mitophagy dysfunction has been proved to be closely associated with many human diseases. Nix is a key protein for mitophagy during the maturation of reticulocytes. However, the detailed molecular mechanisms underlying Nix-mediated mitophagy are not fully understood. This article summarizes three possible working models of Nix in mitophagy induction...
January 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425914/epstein-barr-virus-ensures-b-cell-survival-by-uniquely-modulating-apoptosis-at-early-and-late-times-after-infection
#9
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/28425584/changes-in-ciap2-survivin-and-bimel-expression-characterize-the-switch-from-autophagy-to-apoptosis-in-prolonged-starvation
#10
A Hay-Koren, S Bialik, V Levin-Salomon, A Kimchi
BACKGROUND: Autophagy is a catabolic process involving the engulfment of cytoplasmic content within autophagosomes followed by their delivery to lysosomes. This process is a survival mechanism, enabling cells to cope with nutrient deprivation by degradation and recycling of macromolecules. Yet during continued stress such as prolonged starvation, a switch from autophagy to apoptosis is often detected. OBJECTIVE: In this work, we characterized the temporal dynamics of the transition from autophagy towards apoptosis with the aim of elucidating the molecular mechanism regulating the switch from survival autophagy to apoptotic cell death...
May 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423586/the-role-of-ros-and-subsequent-dna-damage-response-in-puma-induced-apoptosis-of-ovarian-cancer-cells
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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/28418907/bh3-mimetics-and-bet-inhibitors-elicit-enhanced-lethality-in-malignant-glioma
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Chiaki Tsuge Ishida, Elena Bianchetti, Chang Shu, Marc-Eric Halatsch, Mike-Andrew Westhoff, Georg Karpel-Massler, Markus D Siegelin
Drug combination therapies remain pivotal for the treatment of heterogeneous malignancies, such as glioblastomas. Here, we show a novel lethal interaction between Bcl-xL and c-myc inhibition accomplished by bromodomain protein inhibitors. Established, patient-derived xenograft and stem cell-like glioma cells were treated with the novel bromodomain protein inhibitors, JQ1 and OTX015, along with BH3-mimetics, ABT263 or Obatoclax. Synergy was assessed by calculation of CI values. Small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) were used for gene silencing and mechanistic studies...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415610/the-tubulin-inhibitor-mg-2477-induces-autophagy-regulated-cell-death-ros-accumulation-and-activation-of-foxo3-in-neuroblastoma
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Judith Hagenbuchner, Lorena Lungkofler, Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer, Giampietro Viola, Maria Grazia Ferlin, Michael J Ausserlechner, Petra Obexer
Neuroblastoma is the most frequent extra-cranial solid tumor in children with still high mortality in stage M. Here we studied the tubulin-inhibitor MG-2477 as a possible therapeutic agent for neuroblastoma therapy and uncovered that MG-2477 induces death in neuroblastoma cells independent of PKB-activation status and stage. MG-2477 triggers within 30 minutes extensive autophagosome-formation that finally leads to cell death associated with mitotic catastrophe. Autophagy is critical for MG-2477-induced death and is regulated by the BH3-only protein PMAIP1/NOXA which sequesters the anti-apoptotic BCL2-protein BCLXL and thereby displaces and activates the autophagy-regulator BECN1/beclin1...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412412/autophagy-regulatory-molecule-tmem74-interacts-with-bik-and-inhibits-bik-induced-apoptosis
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Yizhe Sun, Qi Li, Jingyu Zhang, Zhongjiang Chen, Qihua He, Xi Liu, Ning Zhao, Ang Yin, He Huang, Minwei He, Lulu Cao, Lu Wang
TMEM74 (Transmembrane protein 74), a lysosome transmembrane protein, induces cell autophagy. Knockdown of TMEM74 abolished EBSS-induced autophagy. BIK, belonging to BOP (BH3-only protein) protein family, has been reported to induce cell apoptosis. Autophagy and apoptosis, as different pathways regulated by extra- or intra-cellular signals precisely, both play a crucial role in processes of intra-cellular substrates degradation, energy metabolism and cell survival. However, the relationship between autophagy and apoptosis still remains elusive...
April 12, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411240/structural-basis-of-apoptosis-inhibition-by-the-fowlpox-virus-protein-fpv039
#15
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/28409774/dr5-and-caspase-8-are-dispensable-in-er-stress-induced-apoptosis
#16
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/28409303/size-matters-how-c-elegans-asymmetric-divisions-regulate-apoptosis
#17
Jerome Teuliere, Gian Garriga
Apoptosis is a form of programmed cell death used by metazoans to eliminate abnormal cells, control cell number, and shape the development of organs. The use of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for the study of apoptosis has led to important insights into how cells die and how their corpses are removed. Eighty percent of these apoptotic cell deaths occur during nervous system development and in daughters of neuroblasts that divide asymmetrically. Pioneering work defined a conserved apoptosis pathway that is initiated in C...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401226/the-charge-transfer-limit-of-a-chemical-adduct-the-role-of-perturbation-on-external-potential
#18
Aabid Hamid, Atul Anand, Ram Kinkar Roy
Full profiles of the components (positive and negative) of density functional reactivity theory (DFRT) based stabilization energy with respect to the amount of charge transfer (ΔN) are investigated on three different Diels-Alder pairs and twelve different charge transfer complexes formed by BH3-NH3 and their derivatives. One interesting observation is that the stabilization energy is zero when the charge transfer (ΔN) is either zero (lower limit, L.L.) or two times (higher limit, H.L.) the charge transfer at equilibrium (i...
April 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370955/supported-rhodium-catalysts-for-ammonia-borane-hydrolysis-dependence-of-the-catalytic-activity-on-the-highest-occupied-state-of-the-single-rhodium-atoms
#19
Liangbing Wang, Hongliang Li, Wenbo Zhang, Xiao Zhao, Jianxiang Qiu, Aowen Li, Xusheng Zheng, Zhenpeng Hu, Rui Si, Jie Zeng
Supported metal nanocrystals have exhibited remarkable catalytic performance in hydrogen generation reactions, which is influenced and even determined by their supports. Accordingly, it is of fundamental importance to determine the direct relationship between catalytic performance and metal-support interactions. Herein, we provide a quantitative profile for exploring metal-support interactions by considering the highest occupied state in single-atom catalysts. The catalyst studied consisted of isolated Rh atoms dispersed on the surface of VO2 nanorods...
March 30, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369057/role-of-non-native-electrostatic-interactions-in-the-coupled-folding-and-binding-of-puma-with-mcl-1
#20
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
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