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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340591/altered-mtor-and-beclin-1-mediated-autophagic-activation-during-right-ventricular-remodeling-in-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertension
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Yan Deng, Weifeng Wu, Shenglan Guo, Yuming Chen, Chang Liu, Xingcui Gao, Bin Wei
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular structure and function is a major predictor of outcomes in pulmonary hypertension (PH), yet the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. Growing evidence suggests the importance of autophagy in cardiac remodeling; however, its dynamics in the process of right ventricle(RV) remodeling in PH has not been fully explored. We sought to study the time course of cardiomyocyte autophagy in the RV in PH and determine whether mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and Beclin-1 hypoxia-related pro-autophagic pathways are underlying mechanisms...
March 24, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333095/cytosolic-bnip3-dimer-interacts-with-mitochondrial-bax-forming-heterodimers-in-the-mitochondrial-outer-membrane-under-basal-conditions
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Ulrike B Hendgen-Cotta, Sonja Esfeld, Katharina Rudi, Ilkka Miinalainen, Johann P Klare, Tienush Rassaf
The primary function of mitochondria is energy production, a task of particular importance especially for cells with a high energy demand like cardiomyocytes. The B-cell lymphoma (BCL-2) family member BCL-2 adenovirus E1B 19 kDa-interacting protein 3 (BNIP3) is linked to mitochondrial targeting after homodimerization, where it functions in inner membrane depolarization and permeabilization of the mitochondrial outer membrane (MOM) mediating cell death. We investigated the basal distribution of cardiac BNIP3 in vivo and its physical interaction with the pro-death protein BCL2 associated X, apoptosis regulator (BAX) and with mitochondria using immunoblot analysis, co-immunoprecipitation, and continuous wave and pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324488/flow-cytometer-monitoring-of-bnip3-and-bnip3l-nix-dependent-mitophagy
#3
Matilda Šprung, Ivan Dikic, Ivana Novak
Mitochondria are organelles with numerous vital roles in cellular metabolism. Impaired or damaged mitochondria are degraded in autophagolysosomes in a process known as mitophagy. Given the fundamental role of mitophagy in maintenance of cellular homeostasis, methods and techniques with which to study this process are constantly evolving and emerging. So far, mitophagy flux was mostly monitored using fluorescently labeled LC3 protein on autophagosomal membrane and any of the labeled outer mitochondrial membrane proteins...
March 22, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317361/-analysis-of-bnip3-expression-and-clinical-research-in-salivary-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma
#4
Chen Zhanwei, Sun Dubin, Huang Shengyun, Wu Haiwei, Zhang Dongsheng
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the expression of BNIP3 in salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma (SACC) and its correlations to the clinicopathological features and prognosis of patients with SACC. The role of BNIP3 in the progress of hypoxia-induced autophagy was elucidated. METHODS: The expression levels of BNIP3, hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1α, and LC3 in 65 SACC cases were detected by immunohistochemical staining method, and the correlation between the expression of BNIP3 and the clinicopathological features in SACC was analyzed...
August 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272266/lack-of-activation-of-mitophagy-during-endurance-exercise-in-human
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Céline Schwalm, Louise Deldicque, Marc Francaux
PURPOSE: To determine whether fission and mitophagy are activated by acute endurance exercise in human skeletal muscle and to investigate if this activation is dependent upon the nutritional state. METHODS: Trained athletes (n = 7) cycled for 2 h at 70% VO2 peak in a fed or fasted state. Vastus lateralis muscle biopsies were obtained at baseline, before, immediately after and 1 h after exercise. Protein and mRNA markers for mitophagy, mitochondrial biogenesis, fission and fusion were analyzed using qRT-PCR and Western blot...
March 8, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261564/legionella-pneumophila-strain-130b-evades-macrophage-cell-death-independent-of-the-effector-sidf-in-the-absence-of-flagellin
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Mary Speir, Adam Vogrin, Azadeh Seidi, Gilu Abraham, Stéphane Hunot, Qingqing Han, Gerald W Dorn, Seth L Masters, Richard A Flavell, James E Vince, Thomas Naderer
The human pathogen Legionella pneumophila must evade host cell death signaling to enable replication in lung macrophages and to cause disease. After bacterial growth, however, L. pneumophila is thought to induce apoptosis during egress from macrophages. The bacterial effector protein, SidF, has been shown to control host cell survival and death by inhibiting pro-apoptotic BNIP3 and BCL-RAMBO signaling. Using live-cell imaging to follow the L. pneumophila-macrophage interaction, we now demonstrate that L. pneumophila evades host cell apoptosis independent of SidF...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249782/aldh2-restores-exhaustive-exercise-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-skeletal-muscle
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Qiuping Zhang, Jianheng Zheng, Jun Qiu, Xiahong Wu, Yangshuo Xu, Weili Shen, Mengwei Sun
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) is highly expressed in heart and skeletal muscles, and is the major enzyme that metabolizes acetaldehyde and toxic aldehydes. The cardioprotective effects of ALDH2 during cardiac ischemia/reperfusion injury have been recognized. However, less is known about the function of ALDH2 in skeletal muscle. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of ALDH2 on exhaustive exercise-induced skeletal muscle injury. METHODS: We created transgenic mice expressing ALDH2 in skeletal muscles...
April 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222492/discovery-of-mieap-regulated-mitochondrial-quality-control-as-a-new-function-of-tumor-suppressor-p53
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Yasuyuki Nakamura, Hirofumi Arakawa
The tumor suppressor p53 gene is frequently mutated in human cancers, and the p53 protein suppresses cancer. However, the mechanism behind the p53-mediated tumor suppression is still unclear. Recently, Mieap (the mitochondria-eating protein) was identified as a p53-inducible protein. Mieap induces the accumulation of lysosomal proteins within mitochondria (MALM: Mieap-induced accumulation of lysosome-like organelles within mitochondria) in response to mitochondrial damage, and eliminates the oxidized mitochondrial proteins to repair unhealthy mitochondria...
February 21, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216619/15-deoxy-%C3%AE-12-14-prostaglandin-j2-alleviates-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-mice-via-inducing-antioxidant-response-and-inhibiting-apoptosis-and-autophagy
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Kan Chen, Jing-Jing Li, Sai-Nan Li, Jiao Feng, Tong Liu, Fan Wang, Wei-Qi Dai, Yu-Jing Xia, Jie Lu, Ying-Qun Zhou, Chuan-Yong Guo
Hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is a common clinical impairment that occurs in many circumstances and leads to poor prognosis. Both apoptosis and autophagy have been shown to contribute to cell death in hepatic I/R injury. 15-Deoxy-Δ(12,14)-prostaglandin J2 (15d-PGJ2) is one of the best-studied anti-inflammatory prostaglandins, which has been verified to exert anti-inflammatory and cell-protective functions in various types of cells and animal models. In this study we explored the effects of 15d-PGJ2 on both apoptosis and autophagy in mouse hepatic I/R injury and its possible mechanisms...
February 20, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213823/long-term-resistance-exercise-induced-muscular-hypertrophy-is-associated-with-autophagy-modulation-in-rats
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Insu Kwon, Yongchul Jang, Joon-Yong Cho, Young C Jang, Youngil Lee
Elevation of anabolism and concurrent suppression of catabolism are critical metabolic adaptations for muscular hypertrophy in response to resistance exercise (RE). Here, we investigated if RE-induced muscular hypertrophy is acquired by modulating a critical catabolic process autophagy. Male Wistar Hannover rats (14 weeks old) were randomly assigned to either sedentary control (SC, n = 10) or resistance exercise (RE, n = 10). RE elicited significant hypertrophy of flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) muscles in parallel with enhancement in anabolic signaling pathways (phosphorylation of AKT, mTOR, and p70S6K)...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207880/skeletal-muscle-metabolic-adaptations-to-endurance-exercise-training-are-attainable-in-mice-with-simvastatin-treatment
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William M Southern, Anna S Nichenko, Daniel D Shill, Corey C Spencer, Nathan T Jenkins, Kevin K McCully, Jarrod A Call
We tested the hypothesis that a 6-week regimen of simvastatin would attenuate skeletal muscle adaptation to low-intensity exercise. Male C57BL/6J wildtype mice were subjected to 6-weeks of voluntary wheel running or normal cage activities with or without simvastatin treatment (20 mg/kg/d, n = 7-8 per group). Adaptations in in vivo fatigue resistance were determined by a treadmill running test, and by ankle plantarflexor contractile assessment. The tibialis anterior, gastrocnemius, and plantaris muscles were evaluated for exercised-induced mitochondrial adaptations (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195146/the-inhibition-of-lung-cancer-cell-migration-by-ahr-regulated-autophagy
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Chi-Hao Tsai, Ching-Hao Li, Yu-Wen Cheng, Chen-Chen Lee, Po-Lin Liao, Cheng-Hui Lin, Shih-Hsuan Huang, Jaw-Jou Kang
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that is highly expressed in multiple organs and tissues. Whereas AhR mediates the metabolism of xenobiotic and endogenous compounds, its novel function in cancer epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) remains controversial. Autophagy also participates in tumour progression through its functions in cell homeostasis and facilitates adaptation to EMT progression. In the present study, we found that AhR-regulated autophagy positively modulates EMT in non-small cell lung cancer cells...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167504/inhibition-of-isoprenylcysteine-carboxylmethyltransferase-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-through-p21-and-p21-regulated-bnip3-induction-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Kanjoormana Aryan Manu, Tin Fan Chai, Jing Tsong Teh, Wan Long Zhu, Patrick J Casey, Mei Wang
Pancreatic cancer remains one of the most difficult to treat human cancers despite recent advances in targeted therapy. Inhibition of Isoprenylcysteine carboxylmethyltransferase (ICMT), an enzyme that post-translationally modifies a group of proteins including several small GTPases, suppresses proliferation of some human cancer cells. However, the efficacy of ICMT inhibition on human pancreatic cancer has not been evaluated. In this study we have evaluated a panel of human pancreatic cancer cell lines and identified those that are sensitive to ICMT inhibition...
February 6, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151469/bnip3-upregulation-via-stimulation-of-erk-and-jnk-activity-is-required-for-the-protection-of-keratinocytes-from-uvb-induced-apoptosis
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Mariko Moriyama, Hiroyuki Moriyama, Junki Uda, Hirokazu Kubo, Yuka Nakajima, Arisa Goto, Takashi Morita, Takao Hayakawa
The human skin has an important role in barrier function. Ultraviolet rays (UV) from sunlight exposure can cause cell apoptosis in the skin epidermis, resulting in the disruption of the barrier. Previously, we have demonstrated that BNIP3 stimulates autophagy in epidermal keratinocytes and has a protective effect in these cells upon UVB irradiation. In this study, we found that the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by UVB irradiation was sufficient to trigger the activation of JNK and ERK mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) in human primary epidermal keratinocytes...
February 2, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148542/predicting-the-grade-of-dysplasia-of-pancreatic-cystic-neoplasms-using-cyst-fluid-dna-methylation-markers
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Tatsuo Hata, Marco Dal Molin, Seung-Mo Hong, Koji Tamura, Masaya Suenaga, Jun Yu, Hiraku Sedogawa, Matthew J Weiss, Christopher L Wolfgang, Anne Marie Lennon, Ralph H Hruban, Michael G Goggins
PURPOSE: Pancreatic cysts are common and pose diagnostic and management challenges. Pancreatic cyst fluid markers have the potential to aid in the management of cysts with concerning imaging findings. Our aim was to evaluate cyst fluid methylated DNA markers for their accuracy for predicting the histologic grade of neoplastic pancreatic cysts. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Pancreatic cyst fluid samples from 183 patients (29 discovery, 154 validation) aspirated after surgical resection were analyzed for methylated DNA at selected genes (SOX17, BNIP3, FOXE1, PTCHD2, SLIT2, EYA4 and SFRP1) using methylation-specific droplet-digital PCR (dd-QMSP)...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117625/autophagy-influences-the-low-dose-hyper-radiosensitivity-of-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells-by-regulating-mlh1
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Qiong Wang, Zhuya Xiao, Zhenyu Lin, Jie Zhou, Weihong Chen, Wuyun Jie, Xing Cao, Zhongyuan Yin, Jing Cheng
Purpose To investigate the impact of autophagy on the low-dose hyper-radiosensitivity (HRS) of human lung adenocarcinoma cells via MLH1 regulation. Materials and methods Immunofluorescent staining, Western blotting, and electron microscopy were utilized to detect autophagy in A549 and H460 cells. shRNA was used to silence MLH1 expression. The levels of MLH1, mTOR, p-mTOR, BNIP3, and Beclin-1 were measured by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and Western blotting. Results A549 cells, which have low levels of MLH1 expression, displayed HRS/induced radioresistance (IRR)...
January 24, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000962/hypoxia-causes-il-8-secretion-charcot-leyden-crystal-formation-and-suppression-of-corticosteroid-induced-apoptosis-in-human-eosinophils
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Linsey M Porter, Andrew S Cowburn, Neda Farahi, John Deighton, Stuart N Farrow, Christine A Fiddler, Jatinder K Juss, Alison M Condliffe, Edwin R Chilvers
BACKGROUND: Inflamed environments are typically hypercellular, rich in pro-inflammatory cytokines, and profoundly hypoxic. While the effects of hypoxia on neutrophil longevity and function have been widely studied, little is known about the consequences of this stimulus on eosinophils. OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate the effects of hypoxia on several key aspects of eosinophil biology; namely secretion, survival, and their sensitivity to glucocorticosteroids (GCS), agents which normally induce eosinophil apoptosis...
December 21, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893424/accumulated-promoter-methylation-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-esophageal-cancer
#18
Xianzhen Peng, Hengchuan Xue, Lingshuang Lü, Peiyi Shi, Jianping Wang, Jianming Wang
We performed a two-stage molecular epidemiological study to explore DNA methylation profiles for potential biomarkers of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in a Chinese population. Infinium Methylation 450K BeadChip was used to identify genes with differentially methylated CpG sites. Sixteen candidate genes were validated by sequencing 1160 CpG sites in their promoter regions using the Illumina MiSeq platform. When excluding sites with negative changes, 10 genes (BNIP3, BRCA1, CCND1, CDKN2A, HTATIP2, ITGAV, NFKB1, PIK3R1, PRDM16 and PTX3) showed significantly different methylation levels among cancer lesions, remote normal-appearing tissues, and healthy controls...
January 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886395/popdc1-bves-functions-in-the-preservation-of-cardiomyocyte-viability-while-affecting-rac1-activity-and-bnip3-expression
#19
Vitaly Kliminski, Orit Uziel, Gania Kessler-Icekson
The Popeye domain containing1, also called Bves (Popdc1/Bves), is a transmembrane protein that functions in muscle regeneration, heart rate regulation, hypoxia tolerance, and ischemia preconditioning. The expression of Popdc1/Bves is elevated in cardiomyocytes maintained in serum free defined medium. We hypothesized that Popdc1/Bves is important for cardiomyocyte survival under the stress of serum deprivation and investigated the mechanisms involved. A deficit in Popdc1/Bves, achieved by siRNA-mediated gene silencing, results in cardiomyocyte injury and death, upregulation of the pro-apoptotic protein Bcl-2/adenovirus E1B 19-kDa interacting protein3 (Bnip3), as well as reduction in Rac1-GTPase activity and in Akt phosphorylation...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864279/nutrition-deficiency-promotes-apoptosis-of-cartilage-endplate-stem-cells-in-a-caspase-independent-manner-partially-through-upregulating-bnip3
#20
Zhiliang He, Luqiao Pu, Chao Yuan, Min Jia, Jian Wang
Nutrition deficiency is reported to induce apoptosis of chondrocytes and degeneration of cartilage endplate (CEP) in rabbit. Cartilage endplate stem cells (CESCs) are important for the integrity of structure and function of CEP. Bcl-2/adenovirus E1B 19-kDa-interacting protein 3 (BNIP3) has been reported to regulate apoptosis, autophagy, and cytoprotection. In this study, we aimed to determine whether nutrition deficiency induces apoptosis of CESCs, and whether or not the BNIP3-related pathway is activated in CESCs during nutrition deficiency...
January 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
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