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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927141/catalpol-promotes-cellular-apoptosis-in-human-hct116-colorectal-cancer-cells-via-microrna-200-and-the-downregulation-of-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
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Lan Liu, Hongwei Gao, Hongbo Wang, Yuan Zhang, Weihua Xu, Sen Lin, Hongjuan Wang, Qiong Wu, Jianqiang Guo
Catalpol is an effective active ingredient that functions as a diuretic and laxative, and exhibits blood sugar-lowering, liver protective, anti-aging and anticancer effects. In traditional Chinese medicine, catalpol is believed to be Yin nourishing. The anticancer effect of catalpol on human HCT116 colorectal cancer cells were investigated and the mechanism of action was evaluated. Cellular viability was detected using an MTT assay. Caspase-3 and caspase-9 activity, cellular apoptosis and nucleic morphology were analyzed using caspase-3 and caspase-9 activity assay kits, flow cytometric assays and DAPI staining assay, respectively...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927092/synergistic-anticancer-effect-of-curcumin-and-chemotherapy-regimen-fp-in-human-gastric-cancer-mgc-803-cells
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Bin He, Wen Wei, Ji Liu, Yundan Xu, Gang Zhao
Curcumin is an anticancer compound that exerts anti-proliferative and apoptotic effects via multiple molecular targets. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the anticancer effects of curcumin in combination with 5-fluorouracil plus cisplatin (FP) on the MGC-803 human gastric cancer cell line. Following treatment with curcumin and/or FP for 24, 48 and 72 h, cell viability, cell cycle progression and the apoptosis rate were evaluated using an MTT assay, flow cytometry and dual acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining, respectively...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926995/3-bromo-4-5-dihydroxybenzaldehyde-enhances-the-level-of-reduced-glutathione-via-the-nrf2-mediated-pathway-in-human-keratinocytes
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Ki Cheon Kim, Yu Jae Hyun, Susara Ruwan Kumara Madduma Hewage, Mei Jing Piao, Kyoung Ah Kang, Hee Kyoung Kang, Young Sang Koh, Mee Jung Ahn, Jin Won Hyun
A natural bromophenol found in seaweeds, 3-bromo-4,5-dihydroxybenzaldehyde (BDB), has been shown to possess antioxidant effects. This study aimed to investigate the mechanism by which BDB protects skin cells subjected to oxidative stress. The effect of BDB on the protein and mRNA levels of glutathione-related enzymes and the cell survival of human keratinocytes (HaCaT cells) was investigated. BDB treatment increased the protein and mRNA levels of glutathione synthesizing enzymes and enhanced the production of reduced glutathione in HaCaT cells...
September 18, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926913/enhanced-methanogenic-degradation-of-cellulose-containing-sewage-via-fungi-methanogens-syntrophic-association-in-an-anaerobic-membrane-bioreactor
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Rong Chen, Yulun Nie, Nobuyuki Tanaka, Qigui Niu, Qian Li, Yu-You Li
An anaerobic membrane bioreactor was configured for methanogenic degradation of cellulose-containing sewage. The degradation performance and microbial changes were evaluated under five hydraulic retention times (HRTs). The results indicated the methane production was largely enhanced with 92.6% efficiency of chemical oxygen demand (COD) converting to methane and 80% proportion of methane in produced biogas, meanwhile the biomass yield presented the fewest at the shortest HRT 8h. Enhanced methane production with decreased biomass yield was attributed to an association between fungi and methanogens...
September 8, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926856/positive-effects-of-promoting-physical-activity-and-balanced-diets-in-a-primary-school-setting-with-a-high-proportion-of-migrant-school-children
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Katharina S Weber, Olaf Spörkel, Melina Mertens, Alem Freese, Klaus Strassburger, Boris Kemper, Clemens Bachmann, Knut Diehlmann, Theodor Stemper, Anette E Buyken, Kerstin Ketelhut, Karsten Müssig
Background Children with migration background are at particular risk for overweight. We assessed the effects of a primary school-based initiative targeted at enhancing physical activity and dietary education among children with a high proportion of migration background. Methods Four 3(rd) and 4(th) grade classes (n=70 children, 77% with migration background) participated in a 10-months intervention comprising 2 additional exercise lessons weekly and 10 nutrition lessons per school year. 6 school classes (n=125 children, 65% with migration background) served as control...
September 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926760/laminin-%C3%AE-5-substrates-promote-survival-network-formation-and-functional-development-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-neurons-in-vitro
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Anu Hyysalo, Mervi Ristola, Meeri E-L Mäkinen, Sergei Häyrynen, Matti Nykter, Susanna Narkilahti
Laminins are one of the major protein groups in the extracellular matrix (ECM) and specific laminin isoforms are crucial for neuronal functions in the central nervous system in vivo. In the present study, we compared recombinant human laminin isoforms (LN211, LN332, LN411, LN511, and LN521) and laminin isoform fragment (LN511-E8) in in vitro cultures of human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived neurons. We showed that laminin substrates containing the α5-chain are important for neuronal attachment, viability and network formation, as detected by phase contrast imaging, viability staining, and immunocytochemistry...
September 12, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926430/targeting-histone-methylation-in-cancer
#7
Michael T McCabe, Helai P Mohammad, Olena Barbash, Ryan G Kruger
Most, if not all, human cancers exhibit altered epigenetic signatures that promote aberrant gene expression that contributes to cellular transformation. Historically, attempts to pharmacologically intervene in this process have focused on DNA methylation and histone acetylation. More recently, genome-wide studies have identified histone and chromatin regulators as one of the most frequently dysregulated functional classes in a wide range of cancer types. These findings have provided numerous potential therapeutic targets including many that affect histone methylation...
September 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926407/dysfunctional-hdl-from-hiv-individuals-promotes-monocyte-derived-foam-cell-formation-in-vitro
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Thomas A Angelovich, Anna C Hearps, Michael N Oda, Mark S Borja, Diana Huynh, Stefanie Homann, Anthony Jaworowski, Theodoros Kelesidis
OBJECTIVE: The role of HDL function in HIV-related atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) is unclear. HDLs isolated from HIV+ [HIV(+)HDL] and HIV-uninfected individuals (HDL) were assessed for HDL function and ability to promote monocyte-derived foam cell formation (MDFCF) (a key event in HIV-related CVD) ex vivo. DESIGN/METHODS: Using an established in vitro model of atherogenesis and plasma samples from an established cross-sectional study of virologically-suppressed HIV+ males on stable effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) and with low CVD risk (median age: 42 years; n = 10), we explored the impact of native HDL [HIV(+)HDL] on MDFCF...
September 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926242/structure-function-studies-of-artemisia-tridentata-farnesyl-diphosphate-synthase-and-chrysanthemyl-diphosphate-synthase-by-site-directed-mutagenesis-and-morphogenesis
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J Scott Lee, Jian-Jung Pan, Gurusankar Ramamoorthy, C Dale Poulter
The amino acid sequences of farnesyl diphosphate synthase (FPPase) and chrysanthemyl diphosphate synthase (CPPase) from Artemisia tridentata ssp. Spiciformis, minus their chloroplast targeting regions, are 71% identical and 90% similar. FPPase efficiently and selectively synthesizes the "regular" sesquiterpenoid farnesyl diphosphate (FPP) by coupling isopentenyl diphosphate (IPP) to dimethylallyl diphosphate (DMAPP) and then to geranyl diphosphate (GPP). In contrast, CPPase is an inefficient promiscuous enzyme, which synthesizes the "irregular" monoterpenes chrysanthemyl diphosphate (CPP), lavandulyl diphosphate (LPP), and trace quantities of maconelliyl diphosphate (MPP) from two molecules of DMAPP, in addition to coupling IPP to DMAPP...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926163/radiomics-signature-a-potential-biomarker-for-the-prediction-of-mgmt-promoter-methylation-in-glioblastoma
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Yi-Bin Xi, Fan Guo, Zi-Liang Xu, Chen Li, Wei Wei, Ping Tian, Ting-Ting Liu, Lin Liu, Gang Chen, Jing Ye, Guang Cheng, Long-Biao Cui, Hong-Juan Zhang, Wei Qin, Hong Yin
BACKGROUND: In glioblastoma (GBM), promoter methylation of the DNA repair gene O-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) is associated with beneficial chemotherapy. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To analyze radiomics features for utilizing the full potential of medical imaging as biomarkers of MGMT promoter methylation. STUDY TYPE: Retrospective. POPULATION/SUBJECTS: In all, 98 GBM patients with known MGMT (48 methylated and 50 unmethylated tumors)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926138/tnfaip8-regulates-hippo-pathway-through-interacting-with-lats1-to-promote-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-in-lung-cancer
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Yong Han, ZhongPing Tang, Yue Zhao, Qingchang Li, Enhua Wang
TNFAIP8 is associated with prognosis of several human malignancies. However, the molecular mechanism of TNFAIP8 in lung cancer remains unknown. In our study, we found TNFAIP8 could enhance TEAD luciferase activity and inhibits the activity of Hippo pathway. TNFAIP8 also increased cyclin D1, CDK6 and decreased p27 in lung cancer cells. In addition, TNFAIP8 increased total YAP protein and promoted nuclear localization of YAP. More importantly, YAP depletion blocked the role of TNFAIP8 on cell cycle-related proteins and TEAD luciferase activity, revealing that TNFAIP8 regulates Hippo pathway in a YAP-dependend manner...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926114/diabetes-mediated-myelopoiesis-and-the-relationship-to-cardiovascular-risk
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Tessa J Barrett, Andrew J Murphy, Ira J Goldberg, Edward A Fisher
Diabetes is the greatest risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease, which, in turn, is the most prevalent cause of mortality and morbidity in diabetics. These patients have elevations in inflammatory monocytes, a factor consistently reported to drive the development of atherosclerosis. In preclinical models of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, studies have demonstrated that the increased production and activation of monocytes is driven by enhanced myelopoiesis, promoted by factors, including hyperglycemia, impaired cholesterol efflux, and inflammasome activation, that affect the proliferation of bone marrow precursor cells...
August 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925981/a-new-first-break-picking-for-three-component-vsp-data-using-gesture-sensor-and-polarization-analysis
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Huailiang Li, Xianguo Tuo, Tong Shen, Ruili Wang, Jérémie Courtois, Minhao Yan
A new first break picking for three-component (3C) vertical seismic profiling (VSP) data is proposed to improve the estimation accuracy of first arrivals, which adopts gesture detection calibration and polarization analysis based on the eigenvalue of the covariance matrix. This study aims at addressing the problem that calibration is required for VSP data using the azimuth and dip angle of geophones, due to the direction of geophones being random when applied in a borehole, which will further lead to the first break picking possibly being unreliable...
September 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925881/coping-with-stress-during-aging-the-importance-of-a-resilient-brain
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P Sampedro-Piquero, P Álvarez-Suárez, A Begega
BACKGROUND: Resilience is the ability to achieve a positive outcome when we are in the face of adversity. It supposes an active resistance to adversity by coping mechanisms in which genetic, molecular, neural and environmental factors are involved. Resilience has been usually studied in early ages and few is known about it during aging. METHODS: In this review, we will address the age-related changes in the brain mechanisms involved in regulating the stress response...
September 15, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925404/ing5-activity-in-self-renewal-of-glioblastoma-stem-cells-via-calcium-and-follicle-stimulating-hormone-pathways
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F Wang, A Y Wang, C Chesnelong, Y Yang, A Nabbi, S Thalappilly, V Alekseev, K Riabowol
Stem cell-like brain tumor initiating cells (BTICs) cause recurrence of glioblastomas, with BTIC 'stemness' affected by epigenetic mechanisms. The ING family of epigenetic regulators (ING1-5) function by targeting histone acetyltransferase (HAT) or histone deacetylase complexes to the H3K4me3 mark to alter histone acetylation and subsequently, gene expression. Here we find that ectopic expression of ING5, the targeting subunit of HBO1, MOZ and MORF HAT complexes increases expression of the Oct4, Olig2 and Nestin stem cell markers, promotes self-renewal, prevents lineage differentiation and increases stem cell pools in BTIC populations...
September 18, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925402/contrasting-effects-of-an-mdm2-functional-polymorphism-on-tumor-phenotypes
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G J Ortiz, Y Li, S M Post, V Pant, S Xiong, C A Larsson, A K El-Naggar, D G Johnson, G Lozano
MDM2, an E3 ubiquitin ligase, is a potent inhibitor of the p53 tumor suppressor and is elevated in many human cancers that retain wild-type p53. MDM2 SNP309G is a functional polymorphism that results in elevated levels of MDM2 (due to enhanced SP1 binding to the MDM2 promoter) thus decreasing p53 activity. Mdm2(SNP309G/G) mice are more prone to spontaneous tumor formation than Mdm2(SNP309T/T) mice, providing direct evidence for the impact of this SNP in tumor development. We asked whether environmental factors impact SNP309G function and show that SNP309G cooperates with ionizing radiation to exacerbate tumor development...
September 18, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925394/tissue-inhibitor-of-metalloproteinase-1-promotes-cell-proliferation-through-yap-taz-activation-in-cancer
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T Ando, D Charindra, M Shrestha, H Umehara, I Ogawa, M Miyauchi, T Takata
Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1), a member of the TIMP family (TIMP-1 to 4), is highly expressed in various types of cancer and forms a complex with its receptor CD63 and Integrin β1. However, the precise oncogenic mechanism of TIMP-1 remains unclear. Yes-associated protein (YAP) and transcriptional co-activator with PDZ binding motif (TAZ) are transcription co-activators enhancing the transcription of specific genes related to cell proliferation. But the mechanism of aberrant YAP/TAZ activation in cancer is not fully understood...
September 18, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925392/atypical-e2fs-inhibit-tumor-angiogenesis
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B G M W Weijts, B Westendorp, B T Hien, L M Martínez-López, M Zijp, I Thurlings, R E Thomas, S Schulte-Merker, W J Bakker, A de Bruin
Atypical E2F transcription factors (E2F7 and E2F8) function as key regulators of cell cycle progression and their inactivation leads to spontaneous cancer formation in mice. However, the mechanism of the tumor suppressor functions of E2F7/8 remain obscure. In this study we discovered that atypical E2Fs control tumor angiogenesis, one of the hallmarks of cancer. We genetically inactivated atypical E2Fs in epithelial and mesenchymal neoplasm and analyzed blood vessel formation in three different animal models of cancer...
September 18, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925391/ezh2-contributes-to-the-response-to-parp-inhibitors-through-its-parp-mediated-poly-adp-ribosylation-in-breast-cancer
#19
H Yamaguchi, Y Du, K Nakai, M Ding, S-S Chang, J L Hsu, J Yao, Y Wei, L Nie, S Jiao, W-C Chang, C-H Chen, Y Yu, G N Hortobagyi, M-C Hung
Inhibitors against poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) are promising targeted agents currently used to treat BRCA-mutant ovarian cancer and are in clinical trials for other cancer types, including BRCA-mutant breast cancer. To enhance the clinical response to PARP inhibitors (PARPis), understanding the mechanisms underlying PARPi sensitivity is urgently needed. Here, we show enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), an enzyme that catalyzes H3 lysine trimethylation and associates with oncogenic function, contributes to PARPi sensitivity in breast cancer cells...
September 18, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924458/control-of-nuclear-cytoplasmic-shuttling-of-ankrd54-by-pkc%C3%AE
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Amy L Samuels, Alison Louw, Reza Zareie, Evan Ingley
AIM: To identify and characterize the effect of phosphorylation on the subcellular localization of Ankrd54. METHODS: HEK293T cells were treated with calyculin A, staurosporin or phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA). Cells were transfected with eGFP-tagged Ankrd54 with or without Lyn tyrosine kinase (wild-type, Y397F mutant, or Y508F mutant). The subcellular localization was assessed by immunofluorescence imaging of cells, immunoblotting of subcellular fractionations...
August 26, 2017: World Journal of Biological Chemistry
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