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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214890/a-new-perspective-for-osteosarcoma-therapy-proteasome-inhibition-by-mln9708-2238-successfully-induces-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-arrest-and-attenuates-the-invasion-ability-of-osteosarcoma-cells-in-vitro
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Renhao Liu, Chunjiang Fu, Jiabing Sun, Xvming Wang, Shuo Geng, Xiaoyu Wang, Jilong Zou, Zhenggang Bi, Chenglin Yang
BACKGROUND: The proteasome exists in all eukaryotic cells and provides the main route of intracellular proteins degradation involved in cell growth and apoptosis. Proteasome inhibition could block protein degradation pathways and disturb regulatory networks, possibly leading to profound effects on cell growth, particularly in cancer cells. A proteasome inhibitor with an appropriate toxicity index for malignant cells rather than normal cells would be an attractive anticancer therapy. METHODS: The human osteosarcoma (OS) cell lines MG-63 and Saos-2 and normal osteoblast cells were used to study the antitumour activity of the proteasome inhibitor MLN9708/2238...
January 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209992/from-basic-apoptosis-discoveries-to-advanced-selective-bcl-2-family-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Avi Ashkenazi, Wayne J Fairbrother, Joel D Leverson, Andrew J Souers
Members of the B cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2) gene family have a central role in regulating programmed cell death by controlling pro-apoptotic and anti-apoptotic intracellular signals. In cancer, apoptosis evasion through dysregulation of specific BCL-2 family genes is a recurring event; accordingly, selective inhibition of specific anti-apoptotic BCL-2 family proteins represents an exciting therapeutic opportunity. A combination of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based screening and structure-based drug design has yielded the first bona fide BCL-2 homology 3 (BH3) mimetics, including the BCL-2 and BCL-XL dual antagonist navitoclax, which is the first BCL-2 family inhibitor to show efficacy in patients with cancer...
February 17, 2017: Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202514/mcl-1-degradation-is-required-for-targeted-therapeutics-to-eradicate-colon-cancer-cells
#3
Jingshan Tong, Peng Wang, Shuai Tan, Dongshi Chen, Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska, Fangdong Zou, Jian Yu, Lin Zhang
The Bcl-2 family protein Mcl-1 is often degraded in cancer cells subjected to effective therapeutic treatment, and defective Mcl-1 degradation has been associated with intrinsic and acquired drug resistance. However, a causal relationship between Mcl-1 degradation and anticancer drug responses has not been directly established, especially in solid tumor cells where Mcl-1 inhibition alone is insufficient to trigger cell death. In this study, we present evidence that Mcl-1 participates directly in determining effective therapeutic responses in colon cancer cells...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197319/structure-based-design-of-non-natural-peptidic-macrocyclic-mcl-1-inhibitors
#4
Jeffrey W Johannes, Stephanie Bates, Carl Beigie, Matthew A Belmonte, John Breen, Shenggen Cao, Paolo A Centrella, Matthew A Clark, John W Cuozzo, Christoph E Dumelin, Andrew D Ferguson, Sevan Habeshian, David Hargreaves, Camil Joubran, Steven Kazmirski, Anthony D Keefe, Michelle L Lamb, Haiye Lan, Yunxia Li, Hao Ma, Scott Mlynarski, Martin J Packer, Philip B Rawlins, Daniel W Robbins, Haidong Shen, Eric A Sigel, Holly H Soutter, Nancy Su, Dawn M Troast, Haiyun Wang, Kate F Wickson, Chengyan Wu, Ying Zhang, Qiuying Zhao, Xiaolan Zheng, Alexander W Hird
Mcl-1 is a pro-apoptotic BH3 protein family member similar to Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL. Overexpression of Mcl-1 is often seen in various tumors and allows cancer cells to evade apoptosis. Here we report the discovery and optimization of a series of non-natural peptide Mcl-1 inhibitors. Screening of DNA-encoded libraries resulted in hit compound 1, a 1.5 μM Mcl-1 inhibitor. A subsequent crystal structure demonstrated that compound 1 bound to Mcl-1 in a β-turn conformation, such that the two ends of the peptide were close together...
February 9, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196134/alterations-in-estrogen-signalling-pathways-upon-acquisition-of-anthracycline-resistance-in-breast-tumor-cells
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Simon Chewchuk, Baoqing Guo, Amadeo Mark Parissenti
Intrinsic or acquired drug resistance is a major impediment to the successful treatment of women with breast cancer using chemotherapy. We have observed that MCF-7 breast tumor cells selected for resistance to doxorubicin or epirubicin (MCF-7DOX2 and MCF-7EPI cells, respectively) exhibited increased expression of several members of the aldo-keto reductase (AKR) gene family (in particular AKR1C3 and AKR1B10) relative to control MCF-7CC cells selected by propagation in the absence of drug. Normal cellular roles for the AKRs include the promotion of estrogen (E2) synthesis from estrone (E1) and the hydroxylation and detoxification of exogenous xenobiotics such as anthracycline chemotherapy drugs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193702/the-peroxisomes-strike-bak-regulation-of-peroxisome-integrity-by-the-bcl-2-family
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Jerry Edward Chipuk, Mark P A Luna-Vargas
Within the mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis, VDAC2 controls both the localization and proapoptotic activity of BAK. In this issue, Hosoi et al. (2017. J. Cell Biol. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201605002) find that loss of VDAC2 diverts BAK into peroxisome membranes, revealing the ability of BAK to control peroxisome membrane integrity and the release of soluble peroxisomal matrix proteins.
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192408/macrophages-confer-survival-signals-via-ccr1-dependent-translational-mcl-1-induction-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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M H A van Attekum, S Terpstra, E Slinger, M von Lindern, P D Moerland, A Jongejan, A P Kater, E Eldering
Protective interactions with bystander cells in micro-environmental niches, such as lymph nodes (LNs), contribute to survival and therapy resistance of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells. This is caused by a shift in expression of B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2) family members. Pro-survival proteins B-cell lymphoma-extra large (BCL-XL), BCL-2-related protein A1 (BFL-1) and myeloid leukemia cell differentiation protein 1 (MCL-1) are upregulated by LN-residing T cells through CD40L interaction, presumably via nuclear factor (NF)-κB signaling...
February 13, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191274/the-neuroprotective-effects-of-carvacrol-on-ethanol-induced-hippocampal-neurons-impairment-via-the-antioxidative-and-antiapoptotic-pathways
#8
Peng Wang, Qian Luo, Hui Qiao, Hui Ding, Yonggang Cao, Juan Yu, Ruxia Liu, Qianlong Zhang, Hui Zhu, Lihui Qu
Chronic alcohol consumption causes hippocampal neuronal impairment, which is associated with oxidative stress and apoptosis. Carvacrol is a major monoterpenic phenol found in essential oils from the family Labiatae and has antioxidative stress and antiapoptosis actions. However, the protective effects of carvacrol in ethanol-induced hippocampal neuronal impairment have not been fully understood. We explored the neuroprotective effects of carvacrol in vivo and in vitro. Male C57BL/6 mice were exposed to 35% ethanol for 4 weeks to establish ethanol model in vivo, and hippocampal neuron injury was simulated by 200 mM ethanol in vitro...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181578/anti-leukemia-effects-of-the-novel-synthetic-1-benzylindole-derivative-21-900-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#9
Wei-Chun HuangFu, Min-Wu Chao, Chun-Chun Cheng, Yu-Chieh Wei, Yi-Wen Wu, Jing-Ping Liou, George Hsiao, Yu-Ching Lee, Chia-Ron Yang
Cancers are the major cause of death worldwide. Chemotherapy using cytotoxic drugs and targeted therapy is required when surgery is difficult, ineffective, or impossible. We previously synthesized the novel synthetic 1-benzylindole derivative 21-900 and found that it inhibits histone deacetylase (HDAC) activities and tubulin assembly. Here we tested its effects on the human leukaemia cell lines HL-60 and MOLT-4 in vitro and in vivo. We found that its potent cytotoxic effects were mediated through cell cycle arrest at the G2/M phase, which increased the population of sub-G1 cells, leading to apoptosis...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181540/hiv-related-proteins-prolong-macrophage-survival-through-induction-of-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-1
#10
Zhihong Yuan, Xian Fan, Bashar Staitieh, Chetna Bedi, Paul Spearman, David M Guidot, Ruxana T Sadikot
Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1(TREM-1) is a member of the superimmunoglobulin receptor family. We have previously shown that TREM-1 prolongs survival of macrophages treated with lipoolysaccharide through Egr2-Bcl2 signaling. Recent studies suggest a role for TREM-1 in viral immunity. Human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV) targets the monocyte/macrophage lineage at varying stages of infection. Emerging data suggest that macrophages are key reservoirs for latent HIV even in individuals on antiretroviral therapy...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176146/centchroman-induces-redox-dependent-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-arrest-in-human-endometrial-cancer-cells
#11
Hari Shyam, Neetu Singh, Shweta Kaushik, Ramesh Sharma, Anil K Balapure
Centchroman (CC) or Ormeloxifene has been shown to induce apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in various types of cancer cells. This has, however, not been addressed for endometrial cancer cells where its (CC) mechanism of action remains unclear. This study focuses on the basis of antineoplasticity of CC by blocking the targets involved in the cell cycle, survival and apoptosis in endometrial cancer cells. Ishikawa Human Endometrial Cancer Cells were cultured under estrogen deprived medium, exposed to CC and analyzed for proliferation and apoptosis...
February 7, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161988/therapeutic-inhibition-of-bcl-2-and-related-family-members
#12
Michelle Levy, David Claxton
BCL-2 proteins are key players in the balance of cell life and death. Their roles in the development and biology of cancer have been well established and continue to be investigated. Understanding the mechanisms by which these proteins regulate apoptosis has led to the development of small molecule targeted therapies that act to overcome the cell's ability to evade programmed cell death. Areas covered: The biology of the intrinsic apoptotic pathway is reviewed with attention to the varied roles of the anti-apoptotic members of the BCL-2 family...
February 6, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154323/exploration-of-molecular-targets-in-the-development-of-new-therapeutics-aimed-at-overcoming-multidrug-resistance
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Shozo Nishida, Masanobu Tsubaki
 Multidrug resistance (MDR) in cancer is a major problem in clinical settings: MDR correlates with a patient's poor prognosis and decreased quality of life. Recently, MDR was found to be involved in various signal pathways, so the inhibition of signal molecules by molecular targeting drugs may help overcome MDR. In addition, the acquisition of MDR is shown to be associated with the overexpression of drug efflux pumps such as P-glycoprotein (MDR1), which in turn affects the regulation of the expression of cell survival factors, B-cell leukemia protein 2 (Bcl-2) family proteins, etc...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154184/bax-bak-independent-mitochondrial-depolarization-and-reactive-oxygen-species-induction-by-sorafenib-overcome-resistance-to-apoptosis-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
#14
Bernhard Gillissen, Anja Richter, Antje Richter, Robert Preissner, Klaus Schulze-Osthoff, Frank Essmann, Peter T Daniel
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is polyresistant to chemo- and radiotherapy or biologicals including TNF-related apoptosis inducing ligand (TRAIL). Sorafenib, a multikinase inhibitor approved for the treatment of RCC, has been shown to sensitize cancer cells toward TRAIL-induced apoptosis, in particular by downregulation of the Bak-inhibitory Bcl 2 family protein Mcl 1. Here, we demonstrate that sorafenib overcomes TRAIL resistance in RCC by a mechanism that does not rely on Mcl 1 downregulation. Instead, sorafenib induces a rapid dissipation of the mitochondrial membrane potential (Δψm) that is accompanied by the accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151428/bone-marrow-microenvironment-derived-signals-induce-mcl-1-dependence-in-multiple-myeloma
#15
Vikas A Gupta, Shannon M Matulis, Jason E Conage-Pough, Ajay K Nooka, Jonathan L Kaufman, Sagar Lonial, Lawrence H Boise
Multiple myeloma is highly dependent on the bone marrow microenvironment until progressing to very advanced extramedullary stages of the disease such as plasma cell leukemia. Stromal cells in the bone marrow secrete a variety of cytokines that promote plasma cell survival by regulating anti-apoptotic members of the Bcl-2 family including Mcl-1, Bcl-xL, and Bcl-2. Although the anti-apoptotic protein on which a cell depends is typically consistent amongst normal cells of a particular phenotype, Bcl-2 family dependence is highly heterogeneous in multiple myeloma...
February 1, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146423/e2f-1-targets-mir-519d-to-regulate-the-expression-of-the-ras-homolog-gene-family-member-c
#16
Xiu-Bo Sang, Zhi-Hong Zong, Li-Li Wang, Dan-Dan Wu, Shuo Chen, Bo-Liang Liu, Yang Zhao
E2F1 (E2F transcription factor 1) can act as a tumor suppressor or oncogene. We report the molecular mechanism of E2F1 in ovarian carcinoma tumorigenesis and progression. E2F1 expression levels in ovarian carcinoma tissue were examined by immunohistochemistry. After E2F1 plasmid transfection and E2F1-microRNA-519d (miR-519d)/si-RhoC (Ras homolog gene family member C) co-transfection, ovarian cancer cell phenotypes and the related molecules were examined in vitro and in vivo. E2F1 was overexpressed in type I and type II ovarian carcinoma as compared to normal ovary tissues and normal fallopian tube tissues, respectively...
January 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143460/chlorella-sorokiniana-induces-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptosis-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-and-inhibits-xenograft-tumor-growth-in-vivo
#17
Ping-Yi Lin, Ching-Tsan Tsai, Wan-Ling Chuang, Ya-Hsuan Chao, I-Horng Pan, Yu-Kuo Chen, Chi-Chen Lin, Bing-Yen Wang
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related deaths worldwide. Marine microalgae are a source of biologically active compounds and are widely consumed as a nutritional supplement in East Asian countries. It has been reported that Chlorella or Chlorella extracts have various beneficial pharmacological compounds that modulate immune responses; however, no studies have investigated the anti-cancer effects of Chlorella sorokiniana (CS) on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
February 1, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140720/pathways-and-mechanisms-of-venetoclax-resistance
#18
Prithviraj Bose, Varsha Gandhi, Marina Konopleva
The approval of venetoclax, a 'BH3-mimetic' antagonist of the BCL-2 anti-apoptotic protein, for chronic lymphocytic leukemia represents a major milestone in translational apoptosis research. Venetoclax has already received 'breakthrough' designation for acute myeloid leukemia, and is being studied in many other tumor types. However, resistance to BCL-2 inhibitor monotherapy may rapidly ensue. Several studies have shown that the other two major anti-apoptotic BCL-2 family proteins, BCL-XL and MCL-1, are the main determinants of resistance to venetoclax...
January 31, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138251/apoptotic-induction-and-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-human-prostatic-cancer-pc3-cells-by-natural-compound-2-2-oxybis-4-allyl-1-methoxybenzene-biseugenol-b-from-litsea-costalis-an-in-vitro-study
#19
Maryam Abbaspour Babaei, Hasniza Zaman Huri, Behnam Kamalidehghan, Swee Keong Yeap, Fatemeh Ahmadipour
Litsea is considered as an evergreen genus distributed in tropical and subtropical Asia; this genus belongs to the large family of Lauraceae. In this study, the cell-death metabolism of biseugenol B was investigated. Nuclear condensation, cell permeability, mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) and release of cytochrome c have been detected in human prostate cancer cell line (PC3) treated with biseugenol B by high content screening (HCS). Fluorescent analysis was conducted to examine the reactive oxygen species formation...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119805/how-to-unleash-mitochondrial-apoptotic-blockades-to-kill-cancers
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REVIEW
Jing Deng
Apoptosis, especially the intrinsic mitochondrial cell death pathway, is regulated by the BCL-2 family of proteins. Defects in apoptotic machinery are one of the main mechanisms that cells employ to evade cell death and become cancerous. Targeting the apoptotic defects, either by direct inhibition of BCL-2 family proteins or through modulation of regulatory pathways, can restore cell sensitivity to cell death. This review will focus on the aspects of BCL-2 family proteins, their interactions with kinase pathways, and how novel targeted agents can help overcome the apoptotic blockades...
January 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
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