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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772677/lambertianic-acid-sensitizes-non-small-cell-lung-cancers-to-trail-induced-apoptosis-via-inhibition-of-xiap-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-activation-of-caspases-and-death-receptor-4
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Deok Soo Ahn, Hyo Jung Lee, Jisung Hwang, Hyukgyu Han, Bonglee Kim, BumSang Shim, Sung-Hoon Kim
Lambertianic acid (LA) is a biologically active compound from the leaves of Pinus koraiensis. In the present study, apoptotic mechanisms of LA plus TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) were elucidated in non-small cell lung cancer cells (NSCLCs). Cytotoxicity assay, flow cytometry, immunoprecipitation, and Western blotting were performed. Here, combined treatment of LA and TRAIL increased cytotoxicity, sub-G1 population, cleaved poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP), and caspase3/8/9 in A549 and H1299 cells compared to LA or TRAIL alone...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769323/targeting-bcl-2-regulated-apoptosis-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Kirsteen J Campbell, Stephen W G Tait
The ability of a cell to undergo mitochondrial apoptosis is governed by pro- and anti-apoptotic members of the BCL-2 protein family. The equilibrium of pro- versus anti-apoptotic BCL-2 proteins ensures appropriate regulation of programmed cell death during development and maintains organismal health. When unbalanced, the BCL-2 family can act as a barrier to apoptosis and facilitate tumour development and resistance to cancer therapy. Here we discuss the BCL-2 family, their deregulation in cancer and recent pharmaceutical developments to target specific members of this family as cancer therapy...
May 2018: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767389/high-expression-of-abl2-suppresses-apoptosis-in-gastric-cancer
#3
Yun Liu, Chen Shao, Linqi Zhu, Sihong Jiang, Guanlin Li, Wei Zhang, Yajing Lin, Ying Ni, Hui Cao, Shihe Shao
BACKGROUND: Diseases associated with Abelson-related gene (also called ABL2) include leukemia; furthermore, previous researches have studied the expressions and functions of ABL2 in different types of malignancies and found that it plays an important role in almost all kinds of cancers. AIMS: Nevertheless, the mechanism of ABL2 in gastric cancer (GC) remains vague. METHODS: In the present study, the level of ABL2 in human GC tissues was detected by immunohistochemistry...
May 16, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760958/targeting-muc1-c-suppresses-bcl2a1-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#4
Masayuki Hiraki, Takahiro Maeda, Neha Mehrotra, Caining Jin, Maroof Alam, Audrey Bouillez, Tsuyoshi Hata, Ashujit Tagde, Amy Keating, Surender Kharbanda, Harpal Singh, Donald Kufe
B-cell lymphoma 2-related protein A1 (BCL2A1) is a member of the BCL-2 family of anti-apoptotic proteins that confers resistance to treatment with anti-cancer drugs; however, there are presently no agents that target BCL2A1. The MUC1-C oncoprotein is aberrantly expressed in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells, induces the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and promotes anti-cancer drug resistance. The present study demonstrates that targeting MUC1-C genetically and pharmacologically in TNBC cells results in the downregulation of BCL2A1 expression...
2018: Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760956/bh4-domain-peptides-derived-from-bcl-2-bcl-xl-as-novel-tools-against-acute-pancreatitis
#5
Tim Vervliet, Julia V Gerasimenko, Pawel E Ferdek, Monika A Jakubowska, Ole H Petersen, Oleg V Gerasimenko, Geert Bultynck
Biliary acute pancreatitis (AP) is a serious condition, which currently has no specific treatment. Taurolithocholic acid 3-sulfate (TLC-S) is one of the most potent bile acids causing cytosolic Ca2+ overload in pancreatic acinar cells (PACs), which results in premature activation of digestive enzymes and necrosis, hallmarks of AP. The inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP3 R) and the ryanodine receptor (RyR) play major roles in intracellular Ca2+ signaling. Inhibition of these endoplasmic reticulum-located channels suppresses TLC-S-induced Ca2+ release and necrosis, decreasing the severity of AP...
2018: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758299/autophagy-regulates-apoptosis-by-targeting-noxa-for-degradation
#6
Jingchao Wang, Danrui Cui, Shanshan Gu, Xiaoyu Chen, Yanli Bi, Xiufang Xiong, Yongchao Zhao
Apoptosis and autophagy mutually regulate various cellular physiological and pathological processes. The crosstalk between autophagy and apoptosis is multifaceted and complicated. Elucidating the molecular mechanism of their crosstalk will advance the therapeutic applications of autophagy for treating cancer and other diseases. NOXA, a BH3-only member of the BCL-2 family, was reported to induce apoptosis and promote autophagy. Here, we report that autophagy regulates apoptosis by targeting NOXA for degradation...
May 11, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755130/restoring-puma-induction-overcomes-kras-mediated-resistance-to-anti-egfr-antibodies-in-colorectal-cancer
#7
Kyle Knickelbein, Jingshan Tong, Dongshi Chen, Yi-Jun Wang, Sandra Misale, Alberto Bardelli, Jian Yu, Lin Zhang
Intrinsic and acquired resistance to anti-EGFR antibody therapy, frequently mediated by a mutant or amplified KRAS oncogene, is a significant challenge in the treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the mechanism of KRAS-mediated therapeutic resistance is not well understood. In this study, we demonstrate that clinically used anti-EGFR antibodies, including cetuximab and panitumumab, induce killing of sensitive CRC cells through p73-dependent transcriptional activation of the pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 family protein PUMA...
May 14, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753871/combinatorial-usage-of-fungal-polysaccharides-from-cordyceps-sinensis-and-ganoderma-atrum-ameliorate-drug-induced-liver-injury-in-mice
#8
Songtao Fan, Xiaojun Huang, Sunan Wang, Chang Li, Zhihong Zhang, Mingyong Xie, Shaoping Nie
This study investigated the possible protective effect of combined fungal polysaccharides (CFP), consisting of Cordyceps sinensis polysaccharides (CSP) and Ganoderma atrum polysaccharides (PSG) with well-defined structural characteristics, against cyclophosphamide (CTX)-induced hepatotoxicity in mice. Our results indicated CFP effectively prevented the liver injury by decreasing toxicity markers (aspartate transaminase, alanine aminotransferase and alkaline phosphatase). Further biochemical and molecular analysis indicated CSP particularly inhibited the activation of Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) and its related inflammatory signals, including pro-inflammatory cytokines, inducible nitric oxide synthase, and cyclooxygenase-2 to modulate hepatic inflammation response...
May 10, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750303/anticancer-effects-of-isofraxidin-against-a549-human-lung-cancer-cells-via-the-egfr-signaling-pathway
#9
Han Zhang, Qian-Qian Feng, Jian-Hua Gong, Jing-Ping Ma
Lung cancer is the leading cause of mortality due to tumor malignancy worldwide. In recent years, the treatment of lung cancer with chemotherapy has demonstrated notable resistance and insensitivity. Therefore, it is of great importance to investigate anti‑lung cancer drugs with high efficiency and low toxicity. In the present study, the effects of isofraxidin on lung cancer cells and the associated mechanisms were investigated. The results revealed that, in vivo and in vitro, isofraxidin exhibited marked inhibitory effects on the A549 lung cancer cell line...
May 3, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749309/the-application-of-natural-products-in-cancer-therapy-by-targeting-apoptosis-pathways
#10
Yan Wang, Jian Zhong, Jiaojiao Bai, Rongsheng Tonga, Feifei An, Pengcheng Jiao, Lin He, Daiwen Zeng, Enwu Long, Junfeng Yan, Jiying Yu, Lulu Cai
Apoptosis is one of the pathways of programmed cell death (PCD), which leads to pathognomic cellular changes different from cellular necrosis. It includes the death receptor pathway and the mitochondrial pathway, both of which involve many key proteins, including cytochrome c, Fas, the Bcl-2 family, caspases, survivin and p53. In apoptosis-related diseases, such as cancer, many proteins associated with apoptosis are abnormally expressed. The majority of anti-cancer agents promote apoptosis to induce cancer cell death...
May 11, 2018: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748606/cd47-ligation-induced-cell-death-in-t-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#11
Pascal Leclair, Chi-Chao Liu, Mahdis Monajemi, Gregor S Reid, Laura M Sly, Chinten James Lim
CD47 is a cell-surface marker well recognized for its anti-phagocytic functions. As such, an emerging avenue for targeted cancer therapies involves neutralizing the anti-phagocytic function using monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to enhance tumour cell immunogenicity. A lesser known consequence of CD47 receptor ligation is the direct induction of tumour cell death. While several mAbs and their derivatives with this property have been studied, the best characterized is the commercially available mAb B6H12, which requires immobilization for induction of cell death...
May 10, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748555/ptbp1-enhances-mir-101-guided-ago2-targeting-to-mcl1-and-promotes-mir-101-induced-apoptosis
#12
Jia Cui, William J Placzek
Myeloid cell leukemia 1 (MCL1) is a key anti-apoptotic protein belonging to the BCL-2 protein family. To preserve normal cellular homeostasis, cells must maintain strict control over MCL1 expression. Overexpression of MCL1 has been identified as a key contributor to tumorigenesis, and further enables resistance to a number of anti-cancer chemotherapies. Thus, there is an ongoing interest to develop selective MCL1 inhibitors. In order to better target MCL1, it is essential to understand the molecular mechanisms that regulate MCL1 expression in cells...
May 10, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747654/bcl-2-as-therapeutic-target-for-hematological-malignancies
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REVIEW
Guilherme Fleury Perini, Glaciano Nogueira Ribeiro, Jorge Vaz Pinto Neto, Laura Tojeiro Campos, Nelson Hamerschlak
Disruption of the physiologic balance between cell proliferation and cell death is an important step of cancer development. Increased resistance to apoptosis is a key oncogenic mechanism in several hematological malignancies and, in many cases, especially in lymphoid neoplasias, has been attributed to the upregulation of BCL-2. The BCL-2 protein is the founding member of the BCL-2 family of apoptosis regulators and was the first apoptosis modulator to be associated with cancer. The recognition of the important role played by BCL-2 for cancer development and resistance to treatment made it a relevant target for therapy for many diseases, including solid tumors and hematological neoplasias...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745292/unraveling-the-molecular-mechanism-of-benzothiophene-and-benzofuran-scaffold-merged-compounds-binding-to-anti-apoptotic-myeloid-cell-leukemia-1
#14
Parthiban Marimuthu, Kalaimathy Singaravelu
Myeloid cell leukemia 1 (Mcl1), is an anti-apoptotic member of the Bcl-2 family proteins, has gained considerable importance due to its overexpression activity prevents the oncogenic cells to undergo apoptosis. This overexpression activity of Mcl1 eventually develops strong resistance to a wide variety of anticancer agents. Therefore, designing novel inhibitors with potentials to elicit higher binding affinity and specificity to inhibit Mcl1 activity is of greater importance. Thus, Mcl1 acts as an attractive cancer target...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743557/inhibition-of-bcl-2-bcl-xl-and-c-met-causes-synthetic-lethality-in-model-systems-of-glioblastoma
#15
Yiru Zhang, Chiaki Tsuge Ishida, Chang Shu, Giulio Kleiner, Maria J Sanchez-Quintero, Elena Bianchetti, Catarina M Quinzii, Mike-Andrew Westhoff, Georg Karpel-Massler, Markus D Siegelin
Recent data suggest that glioblastomas (GBM) activate the c-MET signaling pathway and display increased levels in anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family members. Therefore, targeting these two deregulated pathways for therapy might yield synergistic treatment responses. We applied extracellular flux analysis to assess tumor metabolism. We found that combined treatment with ABT263 and Crizotinib synergistically reduces the proliferation of glioblastoma cells, which was dependent on dual inhibition of Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL. The combination treatment led to enhanced apoptosis with loss of mitochondrial membrane potential and activation of caspases...
May 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742927/tetracaine-induces-apoptosis-through-a-mitochondrion-dependent-pathway-in-human-corneal-stromal-cells-in-vitro
#16
Zhan Song, Ting-Jun Fan
PURPOSE: Tetracaine is a local anesthetic widely used in ocular diagnosis and ophthalmic surgery and may lead to some adverse effects and complications at a clinical dose. To assess the cytotoxicity and molecular toxicity mechanisms of tetracaine, we used human corneal stromal (HCS) cells as an in vitro model to study the effects of tetracaine on HCS cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cytotoxicity of tetracaine on HCS cells was investigated by examining the changes of cell growth, morphology, viability and cell cycle progressing when HCS cells were treated with tetracaine at concentrations from 10 g/L to 0...
May 9, 2018: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734650/chemical-constituents-from-cimicifuga-dahurica-and-their-anti-proliferative-effects-on-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
#17
Chu Thi Thanh Huyen, Bui Thi Thuy Luyen, Ghulam Jilany Khan, Ha Van Oanh, Ta Manh Hung, Hui-Jun Li, Ping Li
This study was designed to search for novel anti-cancer compounds from natural plants. The 70% ethanolic extract from the rizhomes of Cimicifuga dahurica (Turcz.) Maxim. (Ranunculaceae) was found to possess significant in vitro anti-proliferative effects on MCF-7 breast cancer cells. A phytochemical investigation using assay-guided fractionation of the ethanolic extract of C. dahurica resulted in the isolation of one new phenolic amide glycoside 3 , two new lignan glycosides 4 and 7 , one new 9,19-cycloartane triterpenoid glycoside 6 , and thirteen known constituents 1 , 2 , 5 , and 8 ⁻ 17 ...
May 4, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732004/s55746-is-a-novel-orally-active-bcl-2-selective-and-potent-inhibitor-that-impairs-hematological-tumor-growth
#18
Patrick Casara, James Davidson, Audrey Claperon, Gaëtane Le Toumelin-Braizat, Meike Vogler, Alain Bruno, Maïa Chanrion, Gaëlle Lysiak-Auvity, Thierry Le Diguarher, Jérôme-Benoît Starck, Ijen Chen, Neil Whitehead, Christopher Graham, Natalia Matassova, Pawel Dokurno, Christopher Pedder, Youzhen Wang, Shumei Qiu, Anne-Marie Girard, Emilie Schneider, Fabienne Gravé, Aurélie Studeny, Ghislaine Guasconi, Francesca Rocchetti, Sophie Maïga, Jean-Michel Henlin, Frédéric Colland, Laurence Kraus-Berthier, Steven Le Gouill, Martin J S Dyer, Roderick Hubbard, Mike Wood, Martine Amiot, Gerald M Cohen, John A Hickman, Erick Morris, James Murray, Olivier Geneste
Escape from apoptosis is one of the major hallmarks of cancer cells. The B-cell Lymphoma 2 (BCL-2) gene family encodes pro-apoptotic and anti-apoptotic proteins that are key regulators of the apoptotic process. Overexpression of the pro-survival member BCL-2 is a well-established mechanism contributing to oncogenesis and chemoresistance in several cancers, including lymphoma and leukemia. Thus, BCL-2 has become an attractive target for therapeutic strategy in cancer, as demonstrated by the recent approval of ABT-199 (Venclexta™) in relapsed or refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia with 17p deletion...
April 13, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731900/downregulation-of-frizzled-7-induces-the-apoptosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-through-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
#19
Yuyang Xue, Cong Chen, Wei Xu, Hao Xu, Junnian Zheng, Yuming Gu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the functional role of Frizzled-7 (FZD7) in the apoptosis of hepatoma cells. HepG2 and Huh-7 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines with FZD7 expression were selected for use in the present study. The small hairpin RNA (shRNA) eukaryotic expression vector specific to FZD7 was constructed using gene recombination, and was then transfected into HepG2 and Huh-7 hepatoma cell lines using Lipofectamine 2000 to assess whether the downregulation of FZD7 could affect the proliferative ability of these cells...
May 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731840/xiap-impairs-mitochondrial-function-during-apoptosis-by-regulating-the-bcl-2-family-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
#20
Chao Chen, Tian Shu Liu, Si Cong Zhao, Wen Zheng Yang, Zong Ping Chen, Yong Yan
Efficient apoptosis requires Bcl-2 family-mediated mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization (MOMP), which releases pro-apoptotic proteins to the cytosol, activating apoptosis and inhibiting X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP). XIAP is a member of the inhibitors of apoptosis protein family whose expression is elevated in many cancer types and participates in the release of pro-apoptotic proteins. To explore the association between XIAP and the Bcl-2 family, and the influence of XIAP on mitochondria, RNA interference of XIAP was performed in Caki-1 cells and the dynamic change in the levels of related proteins was compared with the original Caki-1 cells upon induction of apoptosis...
May 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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