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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335434/induction-of-g2m-arrest-by-flavokawain-a-a-kava-chalcone-increases-the-responsiveness-of-her2-overexpressing-breast-cancer-cells-to-herceptin
#1
Danielle D Jandial, Lauren S Krill, Lixia Chen, Chunli Wu, Yu Ke, Jun Xie, Bang H Hoang, Xiaolin Zi
HER2/neu positive breast tumors predict a high mortality and comprise 25%-30% of breast cancer. We have shown that Flavokawain A (FKA) preferentially reduces the viabilities of HER2-overexpressing breast cancer cell lines (i.e., SKBR3 and MCF7/HER2) versus those with less HER2 expression (i.e., MCF7 and MDA-MB-468). FKA at cytotoxic concentrations to breast cancer cell lines also has a minimal effect on the growth of non-malignant breast epithelial MCF10A cells. FKA induces G2M arrest in cell cycle progression of HER2-overexpressing breast cancer cell lines through inhibition of Cdc2 and Cdc25C phosphorylation and downregulation of expression of Myt1 and Wee1 leading to increased Cdc2 kinase activities...
March 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289901/overexpression-of-rsf-1-correlates-with-poor-survival-and-promotes-invasion-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#2
Xiuwei Zhang, Lin Fu, Dongwei Xue, Xiupeng Zhang, Fengxia Hao, Lingling Xie, Jiani He, Junda Gai, Yuhui Liu, Hongtao Xu, Qingchang Li, Enhua Wang
Rsf-1 (HBXAP) was recently reported to play roles in tumorigenesis and tumor progression. There have been many reports referred to Rsf-1 overexpression in various cancers and associated with the malignant behavior of cancer cells. However, the molecular mechanism of Rsf-1 in non-small cell lung cancer aggressiveness remains ambiguous. In the present study, we found that there was a significant association between Rsf-1 overexpression and poor overall survival (p = 0.028) in lung cancer. Furthermore, knockdown of Rsf-1 expression in H1299 and H460 cells with high endogenous Rsf-1 expression inhibited cell migration and invasion and downregulated MMP2 expression and nuclear levels of NF-κB...
March 13, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285359/globular-adiponectin-inhibits-leptin-stimulated-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-cell-proliferation-via-adiponectin-receptor-2-mediated-suppression-of-uhrf1
#3
Jun Wang, Yan Cheng, Xiaoran Yin, Jie Wu, Yumei Luo, Jing Wu, Jia Di, Dong Liu, Yahui Huang, Rong Zhang, Jun Zhang
Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is one of the most common malignancies in the world which is associated the increased prevalence of obesity. In the context of obesity, leptin can directly contribute to progression of EAC. Adiponectin inhibits leptin-induced oncogenic signaling in EAC cells. However, the exact molecular mechanisms linking obesity, adipokines, and EAC remain far from completely understood. In the present study, we tested the role of ubiquitin-like with PHD and ring finger domains 1 (UHRF1) in adiponectin-induced protective effects against leptin-induced EAC cell proliferation...
March 11, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283087/bisdemethoxycurcumin-enhances-x-ray-induced-apoptosis-possibly-through-p53-bcl-2-pathway
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Atsushi Enomoto, Junko Yamada, Akinori Morita, Kiyoshi Miyagawa
Bisdemethoxycurcumin (BDMC), which is isolated from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa, has anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic activities. Here we found that BDMC enhanced X-ray-induced apoptosis in human T-cell leukemia MOLT-4 cells. Knockdown of p53 significantly attenuated the radiosensitizing effect of BDMC. However, BDMC did not enhance X-ray-mediated activation of the p53 signaling pathway via p53's transactivation or mitochondrial translocation. On the other hand, BDMC promoted the X-ray-induced dephosphorylation at Ser 70 in Bcl-2's flexible loop regulatory domain and Bcl-2 binding to p53...
March 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281036/ghrelin-protected-neonatal-rat-cardiomyocyte-against-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-by-inhibiting-apoptosis-through-akt-mtor-signal
#5
Lifeng Wang, Yingjie Lu, Xian Liu, Xiaoyun Wang
Reducing reperfusion period myocardial cell damage is efficient to reduce myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. Ghrelin can increase myocardial contractility, improve heart failure caused by myocardial infarction. This study aimed to investigate the protective effect of Ghrelin on myocardial hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injury of neonatal rat cardiomyocytes (NRCMs) and to explore the mechanisms. We isolated the NRCMs, established myocardial H/R model, blocked growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR) by siRNA technique, examined cell activity by MTT and LDH assay, detected apoptosis by Hoechst 33258 staining and flow cytometry and determined the expression levels of apoptosis related proteins and signaling pathway proteins by western blot...
March 9, 2017: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281027/proteasome-inhibitors-against-amelanotic-melanoma
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Justyna Sidor-Kaczmarek, Mirosława Cichorek, Jan Henryk Spodnik, Sławomir Wójcik, Janusz Moryś
The incidence of malignant melanoma, the most aggressive skin cancer, is increasing constantly. Despite new targeted therapies, the prognosis for patients with metastatic disease remains poor. Thus, there is a need for new combinational treatments, and antineoplastic agents potentially valuable in this approach are inhibitors of the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS). In this work, we analyze the cytotoxicity mechanisms of proteasome inhibitors (MG-132, epoxomicin, and lactacystin) in a specific form of melanoma which does not synthesize melanin-the amelanotic melanoma (Ab cells)...
March 9, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277671/enzyme-cleavable-polymeric-micelles-for-the-intracellular-de-livery-of-pro-apoptotic-peptides
#7
Hanna B Kern, Selvi Srinivasan, Anthony J Convertine, David Hockenbery, Oliver W Press, Patrick S Stayton
Peptides derived from the third Bcl-2 homology domain (BH3) renormalize apoptotic signaling by antagonizing pro-survival Bcl-2 family members. They serve as a model for potential peptide drugs that possess therapeutic activities but are limited by delivery barriers including short circulation half-lives and poor penetration into cells. A diblock polymeric micelle carrier for the BIM BH3 peptide was recently described that demonstrated anti-tumor activity in a B-cell lymphoma xenograft model [Berguig et al., Mol Ther, 2015]...
March 9, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275791/-knockdown-of-grb7-inhibits-growth-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cell-proliferation-and-promoted-apoptosis-through-erk-foxm1-pathway
#8
Bing-Yao Liu, Gang Cao, Zhen Dong, Wei Chen, Jin-Ke Xu, Sen-Lin Zhang, Zhi-Qiang Weng
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of growth factor receptor-bound 7 (Grb7) on oral squamous cell carcinoma growth and tumor xenografts. METHODS: Cal27 and hNOK cells were cultivated, real-time PCR and Western blotting were used to detect the expression of Grb7 in hNOK and Cal27. Cal27 was transfected with Grb7 siRNA for 48 h, cell proliferation was assayed using MTT. Flow cytometry was used to determine the cell cycle and apoptosis. Western blot was used to evaluate the expression of caspase3, Bax, bcl-2, Cyclin D1, Rb, E2F1, ERK and FOXM1...
December 2016: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274097/induction-of-cell-death-by-betulinic-acid-through-induction-of-apoptosis-and-inhibition-of-autophagic-flux-in-microglia-bv-2-cells
#9
Jeongbin Seo, Juneyoung Jung, Dae Sik Jang, Joungmok Kim, Jeong Hee Kim
Betulinic acid (BA), a natural pentacyclic triterpene found in many medicinal plants is known to have various biological activity including tumor suppression and anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, the cell-death induction effect of BA was investigated in BV-2 microglia cells. BA was cytotoxic to BV-2 cells with IC₅₀ of approximately 2.0 μM. Treatment of BA resulted in a dosedependent chromosomal DNA degradation, suggesting that these cells underwent apoptosis. Flow cytometric analysis further confirmed that BA-treated BV-2 cells showed hypodiploid DNA content...
March 10, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264627/natural-polyphenolic-inhibitors-against-the-antiapoptotic-bcl-2
#10
Sharad Verma, Aditi Singh, Anchala Kumari, Chetna Tyagi, Sukriti Goyal, Salma Jamal, Abhinav Grover
The apoptotic mechanism is regulated by the BCL-2 family of proteins, such as BCL-2 or Bcl-xL, which block apoptosis while Bad, Bak, Bax, Bid, Bim or Hrk induce apoptosis. The overexpression of BCL-2 was found to be related to the progression of cancer and also providing resistance towards chemotherapeutic treatments. In the present study, we found that all polyphenols (apigenin, fisetin, galangin and luteolin) bind to the hydrophobic groove of BCL-2 and the interaction is stable throughout MD simulation run...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260921/six1-overexpression-predicts-poor-prognosis-and-induces-radioresistance-through-akt-signaling-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#11
Zheng He, Guang Li, Lingrong Tang, Yaming Li
The Sineoculis homeobox homolog 1 (SIX1) protein has been found to be overexpressed in several human cancers. However, its expression pattern and biological roles in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remain unexplored. This study examined the clinical significance of SIX1 in 119 ESCC tissues. It was found that SIX1 protein was upregulated in 36.9% (44/119) cases. SIX1 overexpression was an independent predictor for short survival of ESCC patients. siRNA knockdown and plasmid transfection were carried out in ESCC cell lines...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260799/bisindolylmaleimide-alkaloid-bma-155cl-induces-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-human-hepatocarcinoma-hepg-2-cells-through-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p65-pathway
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Xiao Sun, Lin Li, Hong-Guang Ma, Pu Sun, Qi-Lin Wang, Ting-Ting Zhang, Yue-Mao Shen, Wei-Ming Zhu, Xia Li
Bisindolylmaleimides, a series of derivatives of a PKC inhibitor staurosporine, exhibit potential as anti-cancer drugs and have received considerable attention in clinical trials. This study aims to investigate the effects of a bisindolylmaleimide alkaloid 155Cl (BMA-155Cl) with a novel structure on autophagy and apoptosis in human hepatocarcinoma HepG-2 cells in vitro and in vivo. The cell poliferation was assessed with a MTT assay. Autophagy was evaluated by MDC staining and TEM analysis. Apoptosis was investigated using Annexin V-FITC/PI and DAPI staining...
March 6, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246472/melatonin-a-novel-selective-atf-6-inhibitor-induces-human-hepatoma-cell-apoptosis-through-cox-2-downregulation
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Li-Jia Bu, Han-Qing Yu, Lu-Lu Fan, Xiao-Qiu Li, Fang Wang, Jia-Tao Liu, Fei Zhong, Cong-Jun Zhang, Wei Wei, Hua Wang, Guo-Ping Sun
AIM: To clarify the mechanisms involved in the critical endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress initiating unfolded protein response pathway modified by melatonin. METHODS: Hepatoma cells, HepG2, were cultured in vitro. Flow cytometry and TUNEL assay were used to measure HepG2 cell apoptosis. Western blotting and quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction methods were used to determine the protein and messenger RNA levels of ER stress and apoptosis related genes' expression, respectively...
February 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239804/arsenic-trioxide-regulates-gastric-cancer-cell-apoptosis-by-mediating-camp
#14
A Abudoureyimu, A Muhemaitibake
OBJECTIVE: Gastric cancer is a common digestive tract tumor in clinic with increasing incidence. It is suggested that arsenic trioxide (As2O3) has an inhibitory effect on many kinds of digestive system tumors. This study evaluated the impact of As2O3 on the apoptosis of gastric cancer BGC-823 cells, and analyzed its relationship with cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gastric cancer cell BGC-823 was intervened by different concentrations of As2O3 at 4 ng/ml, 8 ng/ml, and 16 ng/ml, respectively...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238848/resveratrol-protects-against-spinal-cord-injury-by-activating-autophagy-and-inhibiting-apoptosis-mediated-by-the-sirt1-ampk-signaling-pathway
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Haosen Zhao, Shurui Chen, Kai Gao, Zipeng Zhou, Chen Wang, Zhaoliang Shen, Yue Guo, Zhuo Li, Zhanghui Wan, Chang Liu, Xifan Mei
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating condition with few effective treatments. Resveratrol, a polyphenolic compound, has exhibited neuroprotective effects in many neurodegenerative diseases. However, the explicit effect and mechanism of resveratrol on SCI is still unclear. Adenosine 5' monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1), the downstream protein, play key roles in metabolizing of energy, resisting of resistance, and cellular protein homeostasis. In this study, we determined the effects of resveratrol on SCI and their potential relationship with SIRT1/AMPK signaling pathway, autophagy and apoptosis...
February 24, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237821/relief-of-oxidative-stress-and-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-by-using-curcumin-nanoparticles
#16
Jing Li, Yu Zhou, Wei Zhang, Cuiyu Bao, Zhigang Xie
In this work, the influence of curcumin nanoparticles (CUR-NPs) on NADPH oxidase-related reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and cardiac apoptosis, together with the modulation of protein signaling pathways, were investigated in detail by using cardiomyocytes. The exposure of cardiomyocytes to palmitate (PA) led to an increase in both cell apoptosis and intracellular ROS levels, which were strongly inhibited by CUR-NPs. CUR-NPs treatment remarkably suppressed the increased activity of Rac1, as well as the enhanced expression of p22(phox), p47(phox), p67(phox) and gp91(phox) induced by PA...
February 21, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229971/breviscapine-suppresses-the-growth-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-enhancing-microrna-7-expression
#17
Jian Zeng, Shunv Cai
Breviscapine (BVP) has previously been shown to inhibit the proliferation of hepatocellular carcinoma cells. However, little is known about the effects of BVP on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) growth. Here, we aimed to study the effects of BVP on human NSCLC growth. We employed A549, NCL-H460 and A549 cells transfected with microRNA-7 (miR-7) mimic and inhibitor to investigate the effect of BVP on cell proliferation, apoptosis and apoptosis-associated molecules. The results showed that BVP significantly reduced the growth of A549 and NCLH460 cells in a concentration-dependent and time-dependent manner, accompanied by a significant elevation of apoptosis...
March 2017: Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222440/sumo-1-gene-silencing-inhibits-proliferation-and-promotes-apoptosis-of-human-gastric-cancer-sgc-7901-cells
#18
Lifang Jin, Kexin Shen, Tong Chen, Huaiyu Zhang, Wei Yu
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that blocking small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) conjugation by silencing SUMO gene remarkably decreased tumor growth in vivo. However, few studies have examined the relationship between SUMO gene silencing and gastric cancer (GC). The study aims to explore the effects of SUMO-1 gene silencing on GC cell proliferation and apoptosis. METHODS: GC cells were cultured and divided into 5 groups: the blank group (without any transfection or treatment), the empty vector group (transfected with empty vector), the shRNA-SUMO-1-1 group (transfected with shRNA-SUMO-1-1 plasmid), the shRNA-SUMO-1-2 group (transfected with shRNA-SUMO-1-2 plasmid), and the shRNA-SUMO-1-3 group (transfected with shRNA-SUMO-1-3 plasmid)...
February 21, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219718/a-novel-regulatory-role-of-rgs4-in-stat5b-activation-neurite-outgrowth-and-neuronal-differentiation
#19
Paschalina Pallaki, Eirini-Maria Georganta, Ioannis Serafimidis, Maria-Pagona Papakonstantinou, Vassilis Papanikolaou, Sofia Koutloglou, Elsa Papadimitriou, Adamantia Agalou, Aggeliki Tserga, Alexandra Simeonof, Dimitra Thomaidou, Maria Gaitanou, Zafiroula Georgoussi
The Regulator of G protein Signalling 4 (RGS4) is a multitask protein that interacts with and negatively modulates opioid receptor signalling. Previously, we showed that the δ-opioid receptor (δ-OR) forms a multiprotein signalling complex consisting of Gi/Go proteins and the Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 5B (STAT5B) that leads to neuronal differentiation and neurite outgrowth upon δ-ΟR activation. Here, we investigated whether RGS4 could participate in signalling pathways to regulate neurotropic events...
February 17, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219050/synergism-and-mechanism-of-astragaloside-iv-combined-with-ginsenoside-rg1-against-autophagic-injury-of-pc12-cells-induced-by-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reoxygenation
#20
Xiao-Ping Huang, Huang Ding, Xiao-Qian Yang, Jing-Xian Li, Biao Tang, Xiao-Dan Liu, Ying-Hong Tang, Chang-Qing Deng
The aim of this study was to explore the effect by which the combination of Astragaloside IV (AST IV) and Ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1) resisted autophagic injury in PC12 cells induced by oxygen glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGD/R). We studied the nature of the interaction between AST IV and Rg1 that inhibited autophagy through the Isobologram method, and investigated the synergistic mechanism via the PI3K I/Akt/mTOR and PI3K III/Becline-1/Bcl-2 signaling pathways. Our results showed that, based on the 50% inhibiting concentration (IC50), AST IV combined with Rg1 at a 1:1 ratio resulted in a synergistic effect, whereas the combination of the two had an antagonistic effect on autophagy at ratios of 1:2 and 2:1...
February 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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