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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352110/melatonin-inhibits-apoptotic-cell-death-induced-by-vibrio-vulnificus-vvha-via-melatonin-receptor-2-coupling-with-ncf-1
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Sei-Jung Lee, Hyun Jik Lee, Young Hyun Jung, Jun Sung Kim, Sang Ho Choi, Ho Jae Han
Melatonin, an endogenous hormone molecule, has a variety of biological functions, but a functional role of melatonin in the infection of Gram-negative bacterium Vibrio vulnificus has yet to be described. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanism of melatonin in the apoptosis of human intestinal epithelial (HCT116) cells induced by the hemolysin (VvhA) produced by V. vulnificus. Melatonin (1 μM) significantly inhibited apoptosis induced by the recombinant protein (r) VvhA, which had been inhibited by the knockdown of MT2...
January 19, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351887/synthesis-and-anti-tumor-activity-of-ef24-analogues-as-ikk%C3%AE-inhibitors
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Rong Jin, Qiuxiang Chen, Song Yao, Encheng Bai, Weitao Fu, Ledan Wang, Jiabing Wang, Xiaojing Du, Tao Wei, Haineng Xu, Chengxi Jiang, Peihong Qiu, Jianzhang Wu, Wulan Li, Guang Liang
EF24 is an IKKβ inhibitor (IC50: 72 μM) containing various anti-tumor activities. In this study, a series of EF24 analogs targeting IKKβ were designed and synthesized. Several IKKβ inhibitors with better activities than EF24 were screened out and B3 showed best IKKβ inhibitory (IC50: 6.6 μM). Molecular docking and dynamic simulation experiments further confirmed this inhibitory effect. B3 obviously suppressed the viability of Hela229, A549, SGC-7901 and MGC-803 cells. Then, in SGC-7901 and MGC-803 cells, B3 blocked the NF-κB signal pathway by inhibiting IKKβ phosphorylation, and followed arrested the cell cycle at G2/M phase by suppressing the Cyclin B1 and Cdc2 p34 expression, induced the cell apoptosis by down-regulating Bcl-2 protein and up-regulating cleaved-caspase3...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343814/intrinsic-apoptotic-pathway-activation-increases-response-to-anti-estrogens-in-luminal-breast-cancers
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Michelle M Williams, Linus Lee, Thomas Werfel, Meghan M Morrison Joly, Donna J Hicks, Bushra Rahman, David Elion, Courtney McKernan, Violeta Sanchez, Monica V Estrada, Suleiman Massarweh, Richard Elledge, Craig Duvall, Rebecca S Cook
Estrogen receptor-α positive (ERα+) breast cancer accounts for approximately 70-80% of the nearly 25,0000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the US each year. Endocrine-targeted therapies (those that block ERα activity) serve as the first line of treatment in most cases. Despite the proven benefit of endocrine therapies, however, ERα+ breast tumors can develop resistance to endocrine therapy, causing disease progression or relapse, particularly in the metastatic setting. Anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family proteins enhance breast tumor cell survival, often promoting resistance to targeted therapies, including endocrine therapies...
January 17, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323455/selenocysteine-inhibits-human-osteosarcoma-cells-growth-through-triggering-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-ros-mediated-p53-phosphorylation
#4
Wei Wang, Fan-Bin Meng, Zhen-Xing Wang, Xiao Li, Dong-Sheng Zhou
Osteosarcoma represents the most common primary malignant bone tumor in children and adolescents, which shows severe resistance towards standard chemotherapy because of high invasive capacity and growing incidence. Selenocystine (SeC) is a naturally available Se-containing amino acid that displays splendid anticancer activities against several human tumors. However, little information about SeC-induced growth inhibition against human osteosarcoma is available. Herein, the anticancer efficiency and underlying mechanism of SeC against human osteosarcoma were evaluated in vitro and in vivo...
January 11, 2018: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323189/il-13-in-lps-induced-inflammation-causes-bcl-2-expression-to-sustain-hyperplastic-mucous-cells
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Hitendra S Chand, Jennifer F Harris, Yohannes Tesfaigzi
Exposure to lipopolysaccharides (LPS) causes extensive neutrophilic inflammation in the airways followed by mucous cell hyperplasia (MCH) that is sustained by the anti-apoptotic protein, Bcl-2. To identify inflammatory factor(s) that are responsible for Bcl-2 expression, we established an organ culture system consisting of airway epithelial tissue from the rat nasal midseptum. The highest Muc5AC and Bcl-2 expression was observed when organ cultures were treated with brochoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid harvested from rats 10 h post LPS instillation...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317454/casein-kinase-1-is-a-therapeutic-target-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Pavlina Janovska, Jan Verner, Jiri Kohoutek, Lenka Bryjova, Michaela Gregorova, Marta Dzimkova, Hana Skabrahova, Tomasz Radaszkiewicz, Petra Ovesna, Olga Vondalova Blanarova, Tereza Nemcova, Zuzana Hoferova, Katerina Vasickova, Lucie Smyckova, Alexander Egle, Sarka Pavlova, Lucie Poppova, Karla Plevova, Sarka Pospisilova, Vitezslav Bryja
Casein kinase (CK) 1δ/ε is a key component of non-canonical Wnt signaling pathways, which were shown previously to drive pathogenesis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). In this study we investigated thoroughly the effects of CK1δ/ε inhibition on the primary CLL cells and analyzed the therapeutic potential in vivo using two murine model systems based on the Eµ-TCL1-induced leukemia (syngeneic adoptive transfer model and spontaneous disease development), which resemble closely the human CLL. We can demonstrate that CK1δ/ε inhibitor PF-670462 significantly blocks microenvironmental interactions - chemotaxis, invasion and communication with stromal cells in primary CLL cells in all major subtypes of CLL...
January 9, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304561/crosstalk-between-cellular-redox-state-and-the-anti-apoptotic-protein-bcl-2
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Sebastian Other-Gee Pohl, Mark Agostino, Arun Dharmarajan, Shazib Pervaiz
SIGNIFICANCE B cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2) is the prototypical anti-apoptotic member of the Bcl-2 family that comprises proteins with contrasting effects on cell fate. Identified as a consequence chromosomal translocation (t 14:18) in human lymphoma, subsequent studies have revealed mutations and/or copy number alterations, as well as post-translational modifications, of Bcl-2 in a variety of cancers. The canonical function of Bcl-2 is linked to its ability to inhibit mitochondrial membrane permeabilization, regulating apoptosome assembly and activation by blocking cytosolic translocation of death amplification factors...
January 5, 2018: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296199/costunolide-enhances-doxorubicin-induced-apoptosis-in-prostate-cancer-cells-via-activated-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-and-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species
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Jiasheng Chen, Binshen Chen, Zhihui Zou, Wei Li, Yiming Zhang, Jinlin Xie, Chunxiao Liu
The management of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is challenging, attributable to a lack of efficacious therapies. Chemotherapy is one of the most important treatments for CRPC. Doxorubicin has been extensively used in many different tumors and is often combined with other drugs to enhance effects and reduce toxicity. Costunolide is a natural sesquiterpene lactone with anti-cancer properties. In this study, we first demonstrated that the combination of costunolide and doxorubicin induced apoptosis significantly more than either drug alone in prostate cancer cell lines...
December 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291406/bax%C3%AE-2-sensitizes-colorectal-cancer-cells-to-proteasome-inhibitor-induced-cell-death
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Adriana Mañas, Wenjing Chen, Adam Nelson, Qi Yao, Jialing Xiang
Proteasome inhibitors, such as bortezomib and carfilzomib, are FDA approved for the treatment of hemopoietic cancers, but recent studies have shown their great potential for treatment of solid tumors. BaxΔ2, a unique proapoptotic Bax isoform, promotes non-mitochondrial cell death and sensitizes cancer cells to chemotherapy. However, endogenous BaxΔ2 proteins are unstable and susceptible to proteasomal degradation. Here, we screened a panel of proteasome inhibitors in colorectal cancer cells with different Bax statuses...
December 29, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286126/bcl-2-overexpression-reduces-cisplatin-cytotoxicity-by-decreasing-er-mitochondrial-ca2-signaling-in-skov3-cells
#10
Lu Xu, Qi Xie, Ling Qi, Chunyan Wang, Na Xu, Weimin Liu, Yang Yu, Songyan Li, Ye Xu
Recent studies have revealed that a small amount of cisplatin can penetrate into the nucleus and induce intranuclear DNA damage. Specifically, most cisplatin accumulates in and stresses different organelles, including mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and the cytosol, where apoptosis signaling is activated and magnified. Bcl-2, which is mainly localized to ER and mitochondria, is identified as a key regulator of survival and apoptosis. Bcl-2 is reported to block cisplatin-induced apoptosis via regulating Ca2+ signaling in a variety of cancer cell lines...
December 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285102/protective-effects-of-carnosic-acid-against-mitochondria-mediated-injury-in-h9c2-cardiomyocytes-induced-by-hypoxia-reoxygenation
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Ping Liu, Jing Dong
Myocardial ischemia and reperfusion occurs in myocardial infarction. Timely reperfusion will exacerbate the injury through the mitochondria-mediated apoptosis in cardiomyocytes due to the accumulation of excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS). In order to identify novel therapeutic approaches, the cardioprotective effects of carnosic acid and the underlying mechanisms were investigated in the present study in H9c2 cardiomyocytes injured by hypoxia/reoxygenation in vitro. The viability of H9c2 cardiomyocytes was detected by MTT assay and further confirmed by the detection of intracellular lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274587/cardioprotective-effects-of-total-flavonoids-from-jinhe-yangxin-prescription-by-activating-the-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-in-myocardial-ischemia-injury
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Yangang Cheng, Jinyan Tan, Huifeng Li, Xiangpeng Kong, Yan Liu, Rui Guo, Guoyan Li, Bingyou Yang, Miaorong Pei
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the cardioprotective effects of total flavonoids of Jinhe yangxin prescription (JHTF) on myocardial ischemia (MI) injury rats induced by Isoproterenol (ISO) and explore the potential mechanisms underlying these effects. 128 male rats were randomized into 8 groups: Control, Model, Positive, JHTF-H (2.64 g/kg/d), JHTF-M (1.32 g/kg/day), JHTF-L (0.66 g/kg/d), LY + JHTF (JHTF-H plus LY294002, an inhibitor of PI3K/Akt) and LY groups. Electrocardiogram, histopathological examination and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nickend labeling (TUNEL) assay were performed...
December 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260413/berberine-protects-hk-2-cells-from-hypoxia-reoxygenation-induced-apoptosis-via-inhibiting-sphk1-expression
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Jianrao Lu, Yang Yi, Ronghua Pan, Chuanfu Zhang, Haiyan Han, Jie Chen, Wenrui Liu
Renal ischemia reperfusion injury (RIRI) refers to the irreversible damage for renal function when blood perfusion is recovered after ischemia for an extended period, which is common in clinical surgeries and has been regarded as a major risk for acute renal failures (ARF) that is accompanied with unimaginably high morbidity and mortality. Hypoxia during ischemia followed by reoxygenation via reperfusion serves as a major event contributing to cell apoptosis, which has been widely accepted as the vital pathogenesis in RIRI...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259464/expression-of-cytokine-induced-neutrophil-chemoattractant-suppresses-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-expression-and-thereby-prevents-the-follicles-from-undergoing-atresia-and-apoptosis
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Yu Tanaka, Akira Kuwahara, Kenjiro Ushigoe, Yuya Yano, Yuka Taniguchi, Yuri Yamamoto, Toshiya Matsuzaki, Toshiyuki Yasui, Minoru Irahara
Aim: Cytokine-induced neutrophil chemoattractant (CINC/gro) is a CXC family chemokine, similar to interleukin-8 in rats, and is one of the factors that regulates ovulation. However, the mechanism that regulates atresia of the ovaries postovulation is not clearly defined. Methods: Whether antibody-blocking of CINC/gro can alter the number of ovulated oocytes and modulate neutrophil infiltration was investigated. The effect of the antibody on the level of inflammatory cytokine production and follicular atresia was examined...
April 2017: Reproductive Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250183/ampelopsin-induced-reactive-oxygen-species-enhance-the-apoptosis-of-colon-cancer-cells-by-activating-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-ampk-mapk-xaf1-signaling
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Ga Bin Park, Jee-Yeong Jeong, Daejin Kim
Ampelopsin (Amp) is bioactive natural product and exerts anti-cancer effects against several cancer types. The present study investigated the anti-colon cancer activity of Amp and explored its mechanism of action. The treatment of colon cancer cells with Amp resulted in the dose- and time-dependent induction of apoptosis via the activation of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, 5' adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK), and c-Jun N-terminal protein kinase (JNK)/p38 mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs)...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245987/hydrogen-sulfide-attenuates-chronic-restrain-stress-induced-cognitive-impairment-by-upreglulation-of-sirt1-in-hippocampus
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Xiao-Na Li, Lei Chen, Bang Luo, Xiang Li, Chun-Yan Wang, Wei Zou, Ping Zhang, Yong You, Xiao-Qing Tang
Chronic restraint stress (CRS) has detrimental effects on cognitive function. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), as a neuromodulator, regulates learning and memory. Hippocampus is a key structure in learning and memory. Sirt1 (silence signal regulating factor 1) plays an important role in modulating cognitive function. Therefore, our present work was to investigate whether H2S meliorates CRS-induced damage in hippocampus and impairment in cognition, and further to explore whether the underlying mechanism is via upreglulating Sirt1...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245915/curcumin-interacts-with-sildenafil-to-kill-gi-tumor-cells-via-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-reactive-oxygen-nitrogen-species
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Jane L Roberts, Andrew Poklepovic, Laurence Booth
The present studies focused on the ability of the phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor sildenafil to enhance the anti-cancer properties of clinically relevant concentrations of the dietary diarylheptanoid curcumin. In gastrointestinal tumor cells, sildenafil and curcumin interacted in a greater than additive fashion to kill. Inhibition of the extrinsic apoptotic pathway suppressed killing by ∼50%, as did blockade of the intrinsic apoptotic pathway. Sildenafil and curcumin reduced mTORC1 and mTORC2 activity and increased Beclin1 levels and the numbers of autophagosomes and autolysosomes in cells in a PERK-eIF2α-dependent fashion...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241222/flavopiridol-enhances-abt-199-sensitivity-in-unfavourable-risk-multiple-myeloma-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Liang Zhou, Yu Zhang, Deepak Sampath, Joel Leverson, Yun Dai, Maciej Kmieciak, Matthew Nguyen, Robert Z Orlowski, Steven Grant
BACKGROUND: The BCL-2-specific BH3-mimetic ABT-199 (venetoclax) has been reported to be principally active against favourable-risk multiple myeloma (MM) cells, prompting efforts to extend its activity to include more resistant, higher-risk MM subsets. METHODS: Effects of the CDK9 inhibitor flavopiridol (FP; alvocidib) on responses to ABT-199 were examined in MM cells. Cell death and protein expression were evaluated by western blot and immunofluorescence. Xenograft models were used to study combination effects in vivo...
December 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231977/dids-inhibits-overexpression-bak1-induced-mitochondrial-apoptosis-through-gsk3%C3%AE-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Xiayun Yang, Shusheng Tang, Daowen Li, Xiaohong Yu, Fuyun Wang, Xilong Xiao
Bcl-2 homologous antagonist/killer (BAK1) is a critical regulator of mitochondrial apoptosis. Although upregulation of BAK1 induces apoptosis has been established, the underlying molecular mechanism is far from clear. 4,4'-diisothiocyanostilbene-2,2'-disulfonic acid (DIDS), an organic anion used as a blocker of anion exchangers and chloride channels, has been proved to rescue cell apoptosis both in vitro and in vivo. However, whether DIDS can inhibit BAK1-induced mitochondrial apoptosis remains undefined. Thus, this study aimed to explore whether DIDS could protect BAK1-induced apoptosis through GSK3β/β-catenin signaling pathway...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227281/targeting-mcl-1-enhances-dna-replication-stress-sensitivity-to-cancer-therapy
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Guo Chen, Andrew T Magis, Ke Xu, Dongkyoo Park, David S Yu, Taofeek K Owonikoko, Gabriel L Sica, Sarah W Satola, Suresh S Ramalingam, Walter J Curran, Paul W Doetsch, Xingming Deng
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are mainly repaired either by homologous recombination (HR) or by nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ) pathways. Here, we showed that myeloid cell leukemia sequence 1 (Mcl-1) acts as a functional switch in selecting between HR and NHEJ pathways. Mcl-1 was cell cycle-regulated during HR, with its expression peaking in S/G2 phase. While endogenous Mcl-1 depletion reduced HR and enhanced NHEJ, Mcl-1 overexpression resulted in a net increase in HR over NHEJ. Mcl-1 directly interacted with the dimeric Ku protein complex via its Bcl-2 homology 1 and 3 (BH1 and BH3) domains, which are required for Mcl-1 to inhibit Ku-mediated NHEJ...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
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