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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440400/carnosic-acid-and-fisetin-combination-therapy-enhances-inhibition-of-lung-cancer-through-apoptosis-induction
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Bin Shi, Li-Fang Wang, Wen-Shu Meng, Liang Chen, Zi-Li Meng
Carnosic acid is a phenolic diterpene with anti-inflammation, anticancer, anti-bacterial, anti-diabetic, as well as neuroprotective properties, which is generated by many species from Lamiaceae family. Fisetin (3,3',4',7-tetrahydroxyflavone), a naturally flavonoid is abundantly produced in different vegetables and fruits. Fisetin has been reported to have various positive biological effects, including anti-proliferative, anticancer, anti-oxidative and neuroprotective effects. Lung cancer is reported as the most common neoplasm in human world-wide...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436946/essential-role-for-bim-in-mediating-the-apoptotic-and-antitumor-activities-of-immunotoxins
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A Antignani, D Segal, N Simon, R J Kreitman, D Huang, D J FitzGerald
Protein synthesis is crucial for regulating cell homeostasis and, when unrestricted, it can lead to tumorigenesis. Immunotoxins derived from Pseudomonas exotoxin are antibody-toxin fusion proteins that inhibit protein synthesis of mammalian cells via ADP-ribosylation of the eukaryotic elongation factor-2. Here we investigate the role of the Bcl-2 family proteins in the response of cancer cells to immunotoxin challenge. Besides the well-known reduction of the prosurvival Bcl-2 family member, Mcl-1, following inhibition of protein synthesis, we show for the first time that immunotoxins also reduce the levels of selected proapoptotic BH-3-only proteins...
April 24, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436637/-research-progress-on-mechanism-of-nix-mediated-mitophagy
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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/28432456/deregulated-bcl-2-family-proteins-impact-on-repair-of-dna-double-strand-breaks-and-are-targets-to-overcome-radioresistance-in-lung-cancer
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Sarah A Wieczorek, Frank Breitenbuecher, Aashish Soni, Katja Paul-Konietzko, Sophie Ziegler, Ali Sak, George Iliakis, Martin Schuler
PURPOSE: DNA damage-induced cell death is a major effector mechanism of radiotherapy. Aberrant expression of anti-apoptotic BCL-2 family proteins is frequently observed in lung cancers. Against this background, we studied radioresistance mediated by BCL-2 family proteins at the mechanistic level and its potential as target for radiochemotherapy. METHODS: Lung cancer models stably expressing BCL-xL or MCL-1 were irradiated to study cell death, clonogenic survival, and DNA repair kinetics in vitro, and growth suppression of established tumors in vivo...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429287/protective-effect-of-selenoprotein-x-against-oxidative-stress-induced-cell-apoptosis-in-human-hepatocyte-lo2-cells-via-the-p38-pathway
#5
Jia-Yong Tang, Ai-Hua He, Gang Jia, Guang-Mang Liu, Xiao-Ling Chen, Jing-Yi Cai, Hai-Ying Shang, Jin-Qiu Liao, Hua Zhao
Oxidative stress, as mediated by ROS (reactive oxygen species), is a significant factor in initiating the cells damaged by affecting cellular macromolecules and impairing their biological functions; SelX, a selenoprotein also known as MsrB1 belonging to the methionine sulfoxide reductase (Msr) family, is the redox repairing enzyme and involved in redox-related functions. In order to more precisely analyze the relationship between oxidative stress, cell oxidative damage, and SelX, we stably overexpressed porcine Selx full-length cDNA in human normal hepatocyte (LO2) cells...
April 20, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423654/mcl-1-regulates-reactive-oxygen-species-via-nox4-during-chemotherapy-induced-senescence
#6
Abeba Demelash, Lukas W Pfannenstiel, Li Liu, Brian R Gastman
Mcl-1, a Bcl-2 family member, is highly expressed in a variety of human cancers and is believed to enhance tumorigenic potential and chemotherapy resistance through the inhibition of apoptosis and senescence. We previously reported that Mcl-1's regulation of chemotherapy-induced senescence (CIS) is dependent on its ability to prevent reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. In this report, we demonstrate that Mcl-1-regulated CIS requires not only ROS, but specifically mitochondrial ROS, and that these events are upstream of activation of the DNA damage response, another necessary step toward senescence...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419994/degradation-of-mcl-1-through-gsk-3%C3%AE-activation-regulates-apoptosis-induced-by-bufalin-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-h1975-cells
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Xiao-Hong Kang, Jing-Hang Zhang, Qing-Qin Zhang, Yan-Hui Cui, Ying Wang, Wei-Zheng Kou, Zhan-Hui Miao, Ping Lu, Li-Fang Wang, Zhen-Ye Xu, Fei Cao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mcl-1, an anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family member, is often overexpressed in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Bufalin has been reported to induce apoptosis in various tumor cells. However, there is no report showing that bufalin could downregulate Mcl-1 expression in NSCLC. METHODS: Cell proliferation was analyzed by cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay in H1975 cells. Cell apoptosis was detected by flow cytometry. Mcl-1 mRNA was detected by RT-PCR. The expression of apoptosis-associated proteins in H1975 cells was detected by western blotting...
April 14, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418907/bh3-mimetics-and-bet-inhibitors-elicit-enhanced-lethality-in-malignant-glioma
#8
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/28415755/mitochondrial-matrix-chaperone-and-c-myc-inhibition-causes-enhanced-lethality-in-glioblastoma
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Chiaki Tsuge Ishida, Chang Shu, Marc-Eric Halatsch, Mike-Andrew Westhoff, Dario C Altieri, Georg Karpel-Massler, Markus David Siegelin
Malignant gliomas display high levels of the transcription factor c-myc and organize a tumor specific chaperone network within mitochondria. Here, we show that c-myc along with mitochondrial chaperone inhibition displays massive tumor cell death. Inhibition of mitochondrial matrix chaperones and c-myc was established by utilizing genetic as well as pharmacological approaches. Bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) family protein inhibitors, JQ1 and OTX015, were used for c-myc inhibition. Gamitrinib was applied to interfere with mitochondrial matrix chaperones...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413637/correlation-of-survivin-and-b-cell-lymphoma-2-expression-with-pathological-malignancy-and-anti-apoptotic-properties-of-glial-cell-tumors
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In-Suk Bae, Choong-Hyun Kim, Jae-Min Kim, Jin-Hwan Cheong, Je-Il Ryu, Myung-Hoon Han
Apoptosis, whose mechanism remains unclear, is regulated by multiple factors. B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) is a well-known anti-apoptotic mediator. Survivin is also a recently recognized novel family inhibitor of apoptosis protein, which inhibits apoptosis via a pathway distinct from Bcl-2 family members. Survivin and Bcl-2 are expressed in various types of human cancer. In the present study, survivin and Bcl-2 expression were characterized in glial cell tumors, and the correlation with pathological malignancy and anti-apoptotic properties were investigated...
April 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412457/identification-and-expression-analysis-of-alternatively-spliced-new-transcript-isoform-of-bax-gene-in-mouse
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Mohammed Amir Husain, Hassan Mubarak Ishqi, Tarique Sarwar, Sayeed Ur Rehman, Mohammad Tabish
Bax, a pro-apoptotic member of Bcl-2 family regulates apoptosis through homodimerization/heterodimerization with Bcl-2. Bax-α is the only product of the Bax gene that has been extensively studied. Bax-α exists in inactive form and several conformational changes are required during apoptosis to activate it. Here, we have identified a novel transcript variant of Bax gene in mouse which contains alternatively spliced new first exon that is different from the first exon of previously reported transcript. Conceptual translation of new transcript encodes a protein (Bax-α1), having different N-terminus...
April 12, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411240/structural-basis-of-apoptosis-inhibition-by-the-fowlpox-virus-protein-fpv039
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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
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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/28405681/maspin-suppresses-growth-proliferation-and-invasion-in-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells
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Hong Zhu, Qing Mao, Weiwei Liu, Zhenhai Yang, Xiaoqing Jian, Le Qu, Chundi He
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is a common malignant tumor. Mammary serine protease inhibitor (Maspin), a member of serpin family, has been reported as a tumor suppressor in various carcinomas. In this study, we detected the expression level of Maspin in cSCC tissues by real-time PCR and western blotting, and found that Maspin was downregulated in the cSCC tissues compared with the adjacent normal tissues. Moreover, Maspin was stably overexpressed in A431 cells, and CCK-8 assay, colony formation assay, Transwell assay, Hoechst staining and western blotting were carried out to detect the growth, proliferation, invasion, cell cycle and apoptosis of A431 cells...
May 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403963/the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-may-be-involved-in-granulosa-cell-apoptosis-from-patients-with-pcos-in-north-china
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X-Q Wu, Y-Q Wang, S-M Xu, J-F Liu, X-Y Bi, Z-Q Wang, J-P Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Investigate the expressions of WNTs in granulosa cells of PCOS in North China, and explore the possible mechanism. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with PCOS (n=40) and controls without PCOS (n=20) were enrolled into the study. The levels of serum sex hormone were detected by chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay. RT-qPCR was used to measure mRNA levels of WNT family members (WNT1, WNT3, WNT4, WNT5, sFRP4 and sFRP5). The levels of Bax and Bcl-2 were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
January 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402932/the-long-noncoding-rna-anril-acts-as-an-oncogene-and-contributes-to-paclitaxel-resistance-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-a549-cells
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Ran Xu, Yuqiang Mao, Kuanbing Chen, Wei He, Wenjun Shi, Yun Han
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a family of non-protein-coding RNAs that might affect Lung adenocarcinoma (LAD) chemo-resistance and most of them could be used as biomarkers and therapy targets. However, the potential function of lncRNA ANRIL contributed paclitaxel chemo-resistance in LAD is still unknown. This study aimed to observe the expression of ANRIL in LAD, evaluate its biological role in the resistance of LAD cells to paclitaxel and explore the apoptosis role in the ANRIL associated mechanism. Our results showed that ANRIL functioning as a potential oncogene was up-regulated in LAD, and promoted the acquisition of chemo-resistance in paclitaxel partly through the mitochondrial pathway by modulating the expression of apoptosis-related protein cleaved-PARP and Bcl-2...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402264/fhl2-interacts-with-iaspp-and-impacts-the-biological-functions-of-leukemia-cells
#17
Wenting Lu, Tengteng Yu, Shuang Liu, Saisai Li, Shouyun Li, Jia Liu, Yingxi Xu, Haiyan Xing, Zheng Tian, Kejing Tang, Qing Rao, Jianxiang Wang, Min Wang
iASPP is an inhibitory member of apoptosis-stimulating proteins of p53 (ASPP) family, which inhibits p53-dependent apoptosis. iASPP was highly expressed in acute leukemia, inhibited leukemia cells apoptosis and promoted leukemogenesis. In order to clarify its mechanism, a yeast two-hybrid screen was performed and FHL2 was identified for the first time as one of the binding proteins of iASPP. FHL2 was highly expressed in K562 and Kasumi-1 cells. FHL2 and iASPP interacted with each other and co-localized in both nucleus and cytoplasm...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401933/bcl-xl-mediates-ripk3-dependent-necrosis-in-m-tuberculosis-infected-macrophages
#18
X Zhao, N Khan, H Gan, F Tzelepis, T Nishimura, S-Y Park, M Divangahi, H G Remold
Virulent Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) triggers necrosis in host Mϕ, which is essential for successful pathogenesis in tuberculosis. Here we demonstrate that necrosis of Mtb-infected Mϕ is dependent on the action of the cytosolic Receptor Interacting Protein Kinase 3 (RIPK3) and the mitochondrial Bcl-2 family member protein B-cell lymphoma-extra large (Bcl-xL). RIPK3-deficient Mϕ are able to better control bacterial growth in vitro and in vivo. Mechanistically, cytosolic RIPK3 translocates to the mitochondria where it promotes necrosis and blocks caspase 8-activation and apoptosis via Bcl-xL...
April 12, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401485/silymarin-and-its-active-component-silibinin-act-as-novel-therapeutic-alternatives-for-salivary-gland-cancer-by-targeting-the-erk1-2-bim-signaling-cascade
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Eun-Sun Choi, Sejun Oh, Boonsil Jang, Hyun-Ju Yu, Ji-Ae Shin, Nam-Pyo Cho, In-Hyoung Yang, Dong-Hoon Won, Hye-Jeong Kwon, Seong Doo Hong, Sung-Dae Cho
PURPOSE: Approximately 20% of all salivary gland cancer patients who are treated with current treatment modalities will ultimately develop metastases. Its most common form, mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is a highly aggressive tumor with an overall 5-year survival rate of ~30%. Until now, several chemotherapeutic drugs have been tested for the treatment of salivary gland tumors, but the results have been disappointing and the drugs often cause unwanted side effects. Therefore, several recent studies have focused on the potential of alternative and/or complementary therapeutic options, including the use of silymarin...
April 11, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397098/persian-shallot-allium-hirtifolium-boiss-induced-apoptosis-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Farzaneh Sadat Hosseini, Soudeh Khanamani Falahati-Pour, Mohammad Reza Hajizadeh, Alireza Khoshdel, Mohammad Reza Mirzaei, Hadis Ahmadirad, Reza Behroozi, Nesa Jafari, Mehdi Mahmoodi
This study investigated the potential of Persian shallot extract as an anticancer agent in HepG2 tumor cell line, an in vitro human hepatoma cancer model system. The inhibitory effect of Persian shallot on the growth of HepG2 cells was measured by MTT assay. To explore the underlying mechanism of cell growth inhibition of Persian shallot, the activity of Persian shallot in inducing apoptosis was investigated through the detection of annexin V signal by flow cytometry and expression of some apoptosis related genes such p21, p53, puma, caspase-8 family-Bcl-2 proteins like bid, bim, bcl-2 and bax were measured by real-time PCR in HepG2 cells...
April 10, 2017: Cytotechnology
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