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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900028/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-induced-protein-8-like-1-promotes-apoptosis-by-regulating-b-cell-leukemia-lymphoma-2-family-proteins-in-raw264-7-cells
#1
Yinan Wang, Yao Liu, Chunfang Hu, Xiaoyan Ni, Xiaobo Huang
Although the newly identified protein tumor necrosis factor α-induced protein 8-like 1 (TNFAIP8L1), also known as TIPE1, has been reported to be able to induce apoptosis in human hepatocellular carcinoma cells, the involvement of TIPE1 in apoptosis remains to be elucidated. The present study investigated the pro-apoptotic effect of TIPE1 in an murine macrophage cell line, RAW264.7. The cell apoptosis rate was detected by flow cytometry. The results revealed that overexpressed TIPE1 could directly enhance the apoptosis and the cisplatin-induced cell death of RAW264...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895730/osthole-induces-lung-cancer-cell-apoptosis-through-inhibition-of-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-family-proteins
#2
Xiao-Man Xu, Man-Li Zhang, Yi Zhang, Li Zhao
In the present study, we investigated the effects and mechanisms of Osthole on the apoptosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells and its synergistic effect with Embelin. Our results revealed that treatment with both Osthole and Embelin inhibited cell proliferation. Notably, combination treatment of Osthole and Embelin inhibited cell proliferation more significantly compared with monotherapy. In addition, morphological analysis and Annexin V/propidium iodide analysis revealed that the combination of Osthole and Embelin enhanced their effect on cell apoptosis...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890615/egr2-is-a-gonadotropin-induced-survival-factor-that-controls-the-expression-of-ier3-in-ovarian-granulosa-cells
#3
Hanyong Jin, Miae Won, Eunkyoung Shin, Hong-Man Kim, Kangseok Lee, Jeehyeon Bae
Pituitary gonadotropins are key hormones that orchestrate the growth and development of ovarian follicles. However, limited information is available on intra-ovarian factors that mediate the actions of gonadotropins. In this study, we identified that the early growth response 2 gene (EGR2) is a gonadotropin-inducible gene in granulosa cells of rats and humans. Analysis of consensus EGR-binding elements (EBEs) showed that the immediate early response 3 gene (IER3) is a novel transcriptional target gene of EGR2 as confirmed by the luciferase assay, electrophoretic mobility-shift assay (EMSA), chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), and western blot analysis...
November 24, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888447/the-regulation-of-the-mitochondrial-apoptotic-pathway-by-glucocorticoid-receptor-in-collaboration-with-bcl-2-family-proteins-in-developing-t-cells
#4
Lilla Prenek, Ferenc Boldizsár, Réka Kugyelka, Emese Ugor, Gergely Berta, Péter Németh, Timea Berki
Glucocorticoids (GC) are important in the regulation of selection and apoptosis of CD4(+)CD8(+) double-positive (DP) thymocytes. The pronounced GC-sensitivity of DP thymocytes, observed earlier, might be due to the combination of classical (genomic) and alternative (non-genomic) glucocorticoid receptor (GR) signaling events modifying activation or apoptotic pathways. In particular, the previously demonstrated mitochondrial translocation of activated GR in DP thymocytes offered a fascinating explanation for their pronounced GC-induced apoptosis sensitivity...
November 26, 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885275/tdb-protects-vascular-endothelial-cells-against-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reperfusion-induced-injury-by-targeting-mir-34a-to-increase-bcl-2-expression
#5
Li-Xi Liao, Ming-Bo Zhao, Xin Dong, Yong Jiang, Ke-Wu Zeng, Peng-Fei Tu
Prolonged ischemia can result in apoptotic death of vascular endothelial cells and lead to ischemic vascular diseases including vascular dementia, arteriosclerosis and brain oedema. Finding protective strategies to prevent this is therefore an urgent mission. Recent studies have shown that dysregulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) can lead to imbalance of Bcl-2 family proteins and mitochondrial dysfunction, leading to further damage of vascular cells under ischemic conditions. However, whether miRNAs can be used as a drug target for treating vascular diseases is not fully understood...
November 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882126/anticancer-activities-of-alkaloids-extracted-from-the-ba-lotus-seed-in-human-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cne-1-cells
#6
Xin Zhao, Xia Feng, Deguang Peng, Weiwei Liu, Peng Sun, Guijie Li, Lianjie Gu, Jia-Le Song
To investigate the anticancer activities of alkaloids from the Ba lotus seed (BLSA) in human nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) CNE-1 cells, an MTT assay, flow cytometry, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and western blotting were performed. BLSA was found to significantly reduce CNE-1 cell proliferation in a dose-dependent manner at all concentrations compared with the control (P<0.05). In addition, flow cytometry analysis identified that BLSA treatment significantly increased the sub-G1 content in CNE-1 cells (P<0...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878656/mille-modis-morimur-we-die-in-a-thousand-ways
#7
Gaspar Banfalvi
Dying cells subjected to apoptotic programs are engulfed by neighboring cells or by professional phagocytes, without inflammation or immunological reactions in the tissue where apoptosis takes place. Apoptotic cells release danger-associated project signals to their neighbours, through different molecular patterns, stimulate antigen production and immune responses. Microenvironmental effects with several functional consequences indicate that cell death is a complex process and may take place in several ways...
November 23, 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872497/bcl-2-protein-family-expression-pattern-determines-synergistic-pro-apoptotic-effects-of-bh3-mimetics-with-hemisynthetic-cardiac-glycoside-unbs1450-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#8
C Cerella, A Gaigneaux, A Mazumder, J-Y Lee, E Saland, F Radogna, T Farge, F Vergez, C Récher, J-E Sarry, K-W Kim, H Y Shin, M Dicato, M Diederich
Leukemia accepted article preview online, 22 November 2016. doi:10.1038/leu.2016.341.
November 22, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856324/mll-af4-binds-directly-to-a-bcl-2-specific-enhancer-and-modulates-h3k27-acetylation
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Laura Godfrey, Jon Kerry, Ross Thorne, Emmanouela Repapi, James O J Davies, Marta Tapia, Erica Ballabio, Jim R Hughes, Huimin Geng, Marina Konopleva, Thomas A Milne
Survival rates for children and adults carrying mutations in the Mixed Lineage Leukemia (MLL) gene continue to have a very poor prognosis. The most common MLL mutation in ALL is the t(4;11)(q21;q23) chromosome translocation that fuses MLL in frame with the AF4 gene producing MLL-AF4 and AF4-MLL fusion proteins. Previously, we demonstrated that MLL-AF4 binds to the BCL-2 gene and directly activates it through DOT1L recruitment and increased H3K79me2/3 levels. Here, we perform a detailed analysis of MLL-AF4 regulation of the entire BCL-2 family...
November 14, 2016: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849335/mycotoxin-verrucarin-a-inhibits-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-prostate-cancer-cells-by-inhibiting-prosurvival-akt-nf-kb-mtor-signaling
#10
Yongbo Liu, Xiaohua Gao, Dorrah Deeb, Yiguan Zhang, Jiajiu Shaw, Frederick A Valeriote, Subhash C Gautam
Trichothecenes are powerful mycotoxins that inhibit protein synthesis and induce ribotoxic stress response in mammalian cells. Verrucarin A (VC-A) is a Type D macrocyclic mycotoxin which inhibits cell proliferation and induces apoptosis in cancer cells. However, the antitumor activity of VC-A for prostate cancer cells has not been investigated. The objective of the present study was to determine the anticancer activity and its mechanism of action in hormone-responsive (LNCaP) and hormone-refractory (PC-3) carcinoma of the prostate (CaP) cell lines...
November 2016: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847436/the-p90rsk-mediated-signaling-of-ethanol-induced-cell-proliferation-in-hepg2-cell-line
#11
Han Sang Kim, Su-Jin Kim, Jinhyung Bae, Yiyi Wang, Sun Young Park, Young Sil Min, Hyun Dong Je, Uy Dong Sohn
Ribosomal S6 kinase is a family of serine/threonine protein kinases involved in the regulation of cell viability. There are two subfamilies of ribosomal s6 kinase, (p90rsk, p70rsk). Especially, p90rsk is known to be an important downstream kinase of p44/42 MAPK. We investigated the role of p90rsk on ethanol-induced cell proliferation of HepG2 cells. HepG2 cells were treated with 10~50 mM of ethanol with or without ERK and p90rsk inhibitors. Cell viability was measured by MTT assay. The expression of pERK1, NHE1 was measured by Western blots...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836777/anticancer-effects-of-ixeris-dentata-thunb-ex-thunb-nakai-extract-on-human-melanoma-cells-a375p-and-a375sm
#12
Hae Nim Lee, Seong Ah Shin, Gang Sik Choo, Hyeong Jin Kim, Young Seok Park, Byung Kwon Park, Byeong Soo Kim, Sang Ki Kim, Sung Dae Cho, Jeong Seok Nam, Chang Sun Choi, Ji Youn Jung
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The plant species Taraxacum coreanum (TC), Youngia sonchifolia (YS), and Ixeris dentata (ID) belong to the family Compositae and are used for medicinal purposes in traditional medicine. However, the anticancer effects of TC, YS, and ID extracts and the underlying molecular mechanisms in melanoma cells have not been elucidated. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the potential anticancer effects of TC, YS, and ID extracts on human melanoma cells and explore the potential pharmacological mechanisms in vitro and in vivo...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835579/a-novel-benzofuran-derivative-acdb-induces-apoptosis-of-human-chondrosarcoma-cells-through-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Chen-Ming Su, Chien-Yu Chen, Tingting Lu, Yi Sun, Weimin Li, Yuan-Li Huang, Chun-Hao Tsai, Chih-Shiang Chang, Chih-Hsin Tang
Chondrosarcoma is one of the bone tumor with high mortality in respond to poor radiation and chemotherapy treatment. Here, we analyze the antitumor activity of a novel benzofuran derivative, 2-amino-3-(2-chlorophenyl)-6-(4-dimethylaminophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl acetate (ACDB), in human chondrosarcoma cells. ACDB increased the cell apoptosis of human chondrosarcomas without harm in chondrocytes. ACDB also enhanced endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, which was characterized by varieties in the cytosolic calcium levels and induced the expression of glucose-regulated protein (GRP) and calpain...
November 7, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823630/ginkgo-biloba-leaf-extract-and-alpha-tocopherol-attenuate-haloperidol-induced-orofacial-dyskinesia-in-rats-possible-implication-of-antiapoptotic-mechanisms-by-preventing-bcl-2-decrease-and-bax-elevation
#14
Hui Mei An, Yun Long Tan, Jing Shi, Zhiren Wang, Meng Han Lv, Jair C Soares, Dongfeng Zhou, Fude Yang, Xiang Yang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a serious side effect of long-term administration of typical neuroleptics, such as haloperidol. The pathophysiology of TD remains unclear, but the experimental evidence suggests that free radical-induced neuronal apoptosis in the basal ganglia may play an important role. PURPOSE: This study was to investigate changes in Bax and Bcl-2 expression levels in TD-associated brain regions and the effects of the antioxidant EGb761 on Bax and Bcl-2 levels in an animal model of TD...
December 1, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821478/mcl-1-depletion-impairs-dna-dsb-repair-and-re-initiation-of-stalled-dna-replication-forks
#15
Abid R Mattoo, Raj K Pandita, Sharmistha Chakraborty, Vijaya Charaka, Kalpana Mujoo, Clayton R Hunt, Tej K Pandita
Myeloid cell leukemia-1 : MCL-1) is a pro-survival BCL-2 protein family member highly expressed in hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and regulated by growth factor signals that manifest anti-apoptotic activity. Here we report that depletion of MCL-1, but not its isoform MCL1S, increases genomic instability and cell sensitivity to ionizing radiation (IR) induced death. MCL-1 association with genomic DNA increased post-irradiation and it co-localized with 53BP1 in foci. Post-irradiation, MCL-1 depleted cells exhibited decreased γ-H2AX foci, decreased phosphorylation of ATR and higher levels of residual 53BP1 and RIF1 foci, suggesting DNA DSB repair by homologous recombination (HR) was compromised...
November 7, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816990/combined-antitumor-effect-of-%C3%AE-secretase-inhibitor-and-abt-737-in-notch-expressing-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#16
Jun Sakakibara-Konishi, Yasuyuki Ikezawa, Satoshi Oizumi, Junko Kikuchi, Eiki Kikuchi, Hidenori Mizugaki, Ichiro Kinoshita, Hirotoshi Dosaka-Akita, Masaharu Nishimura
BACKGROUND: Inhibition of Notch by γ-secretase inhibitor (GSI) has been shown to have an antitumor effect in Notch-expressing non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and to induce apoptosis through modulation of Bcl-2 family proteins. In particular, Bim, a BH3-only member of the Bcl-2 family of proteins, has an important role in the induction of apoptosis in NSCLC when cells are treated with GSI. ABT-737, a BH3-only mimetic, targets the pro-survival Bcl-2 family and also induces apoptosis...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816647/synthesis-characterization-and-anticancer-effect-of-the-ruthenium-ii-polypyridyl-complexes-on-hepg2-cells
#17
Dan Wan, Shang-Hai Lai, Hui-Hui Yang, Bing Tang, Cheng Zhang, Hui Yin, Chuan-Chuan Zeng, Yun-Jun Liu
As one of the major cell regulated center, mitochondria are closely associated with cell proliferation, apoptosis of tumor cell. In this work, four new ruthenium (II) polypyridyl complexes [Ru(bpy)2(FTTP)](ClO4)2 (1) (FTTP=11-(3-fluoro-naphthalen-2-yloxy)-4,5,9,14-tetraaza-benzo[b]triphenylene, bpy=2,2'-bipyridine), [Ru(phen)2(FTTP)](ClO4)2 (2) (phen=1,10-phenanthroline), [Ru(bpy)2(PTTP)](ClO4)2 (3) (PTTP=2-phenoxy-1,4,8,9-tetraazatriphenylene) and [Ru(phen)2(PTTP)](ClO4)2 (4) were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, ESI-MS, (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813531/overexpression-of-mcl-1-exacerbates-lymphocyte-accumulation-and-autoimmune-kidney-disease-in-lpr-mice
#18
Natasha S Anstee, Cassandra J Vandenberg, Kirsteen J Campbell, Peter D Hughes, Lorraine A O'Reilly, Suzanne Cory
Cell death by apoptosis has a critical role during embryonic development and in maintaining tissue homeostasis. In mammals, there are two converging apoptosis pathways: the 'extrinsic' pathway, which is triggered by engagement of cell surface 'death receptors' such as Fas/APO-1; and the 'intrinsic' pathway, which is triggered by diverse cellular stresses, and is regulated by pro-survival and pro-apoptotic members of the Bcl-2 family of proteins. Pro-survival Mcl-1, which can block activation of the pro-apoptotic proteins, Bax and Bak, appears critical for the survival and maintenance of multiple haemopoietic cell types...
November 4, 2016: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811212/to-prime-or-not-to-prime-that-is-the-question
#19
Danielle S Potter, Anthony Letai
Mitochondrial priming is regulated by the B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2) family of proteins and determines a cell's "readiness" for apoptosis. A highly primed cell will undergo apoptosis more easily than an unprimed cell in response to apoptotic stimuli via the intrinsic apoptotic pathway. Priming can be measured via BH3 profiling, which uses BH3 peptides derived from the BH3 domain of pro-apoptotic BH3-only BCL-2 family members to provoke a response from viable mitochondria. BH3 profiling can be performed on tumor cells and can identify mechanisms a cell uses to evade apoptosis and anti-apoptotic dependency to the anti-apoptotic BCL-2 family members...
November 3, 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807478/a-novel-mutant-p53-binding-partner-bag5-stabilizes-mutant-p53-and-promotes-mutant-p53-gofs-in-tumorigenesis
#20
Xuetian Yue, Yuhan Zhao, Grace Huang, Jun Li, Junlan Zhu, Zhaohui Feng, Wenwei Hu
Tumor suppressor p53 is the most frequently mutated gene in human tumors. Many tumor-associated mutant p53 (mutp53) proteins gain new tumor-promoting activities, including increased proliferation, metastasis and chemoresistance of tumor cells, which are defined as gain-of-functions (GOFs). Mutp53 proteins often accumulate at high levels in human tumors, which is important for mutp53 to exert their GOFs. The mechanism underlying mutp53 proteins accumulation in tumors is not fully understood. Here, we report that BAG5, a member of Bcl-2-associated athanogene (BAG) family proteins, promotes mutp53 accumulation in tumors, which in turn enhances mutp53 GOFs...
2016: Cell Discovery
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