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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644974/immature-human-dcs-efficiently-translocate-endocytosed-antigens-into-the-cytosol-for-proteasomal-processing
#1
Renato B Baleeiro, Peter Walden
Cross-presentation of endocytosed antigen is essential for induction of CD8 effector T cell responses and a hallmark of dendritic cells (DCs). The mode of antigen processing in this context is controversial and some models imply translocation of the antigen from the endosomes into the cytosol. To test this hypothesis we made use of the pro-apoptotic properties of cytochrome c when in the cytosol, and confirmed that it indeed triggered apoptosis of human immature DCs but only at high concentrations. Proteasome inhibitors reduced the required concentration of cytochrome c thousand-fold, indicating that protein translocated into the cytosol is rapidly degraded by proteasomes...
June 20, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644862/high-intensity-corneal-collagen-crosslinking-with-riboflavin-and-uva-in-rat-cornea
#2
Yirui Zhu, Peter S Reinach, Hanlei Zhu, Qiufan Tan, Qinxiang Zheng, Jia Qu, Wei Chen
Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) halts human corneal ectasias progression by increasing stromal mechanical stiffness. Although some reports describe that this procedure is effective in dealing with some infectious and immunologic corneal thinning diseases, there is a need for more animal models whose corneal thickness more closely resemble those occurring in these patients. To meet this need, we describe here high-intensity protocols that are safe and effective for obtaining CXL in rat corneas. Initially, a range of potentially effective UVA doses were evaluated based on their effectiveness in increasing tissue enzymatic resistance to dissolution...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644437/more-alive-than-dead-non-apoptotic-roles-for-caspases-in-neuronal-development-plasticity-and-disease
#3
REVIEW
Amrita Mukherjee, Darren W Williams
Nervous systems are arguably the most fascinating and complex structures in the known universe. How they are built, changed by experience and then degenerate are some of the biggest questions in biology. Regressive phenomena, such as neuron pruning and programmed cell death, have a key role in the building and maintenance of the nervous systems. Both of these cellular mechanisms deploy the caspase family of protease enzymes. In this review, we highlight the non-apoptotic function of caspases during nervous system development, plasticity and disease, particularly focussing on their role in structural remodelling...
June 23, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644062/4-nerolidylcatechol-apoptosis-by-mitochondrial-mechanisms-with-reduction-in-cyclin-d1-at-g0-g1-stage-of-the-chronic-myelogenous-k562-cell-line
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Polyana Lopes Benfica, Renato Ivan de Ávila, Bruna Dos Santos Rodrigues, Alane Pereira Cortez, Aline Carvalho Batista, Marilisa Pedroso Nogueira Gaeti, Eliana Martins Lima, Kênnia Rocha Rezende, Marize Campos Valadares
CONTEXT: 4-Nerolidylcatechol (4-NRC) has showed antitumor potential through apoptosis. However, its apoptotic mechanisms are still unclear, especially in leukemic cells. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cytotoxic potential of 4-NRC and its cell death pathways in p53-null K562 leukemic cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cytotoxicity of 4-NRC (4.17-534.5 μM) over 24 h of exposure was evaluated by MTT assay. 4-NRC-induced apoptosis in K562 cells was investigated by phosphatidylserine (PS) externalization, cell cycle, sub-G1, mitochondrial evaluation, cytochrome c, cyclin D1 and intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, and caspase activity analysis...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643947/effect-of-tet1-regulating-mgmt-on-chemotherapy-resistance-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-stem-cells
#5
Wei Wang, Xin Li, Fan Wang, Xiang-Yu Sun
The study was to evaluate the effect of ten-eleven translocation 1 (TET1) regulating o6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) in chemotherapy resistance of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) stem cells. OSCC stem cells were divided into the blank, negative control (NC), TET1-siRNA, TET1-siRNA + MGMT-OE and MGMT-OE groups. Methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (MSP), qRT-PCR and western blotting were conducted to detect the methylation status of MGMT, expressions of TET1, MGMT, ABCG2 and Oct-4...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643938/oral-application-of-a-periodontal-pathogen-impacts-serpine1-expression-and-pancreatic-islet-architecture-in-prediabetes
#6
V Ilievski, U G Bhat, S Suleiman-Ata, B A Bauer, P T Toth, S T Olson, T G Unterman, K Watanabe
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Epidemiological studies suggest a close association between periodontitis and prediabetes/insulin resistance (IR) but whether periodontitis causes prediabetes in humans is not known. Using various animal models, we have recently established that periodontitis can be an initiator of prediabetes, which is characterized by glucose intolerance, hyperinsulinemia and IR. In addition, our in vitro studies indicated that Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) induced insulin secretion in MIN6 β cells and this induction was in part SerpinE1 (plasminogen activator inhibitor 1, PAI1) dependent...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643758/effects-of-ef-24-rad001-and-paclitaxel-on-the-expression-profiles-of-apoptotic-and-anti-apoptotic-genes
#7
Ebru Alp, Akin Yilmaz, Hacer Ilke Onen, Emine Sevda Menevse
CONTEXT: Cancer cells exert differential responses to chemotherapeutics and inhibitors. To the best of our knowledge, a few or no research has been performed until now to determine the effect of EF-24 and RAD001 on MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells with regard to mRNA expression of apoptotic and anti-apoptotic genes. AIMS: In this study, we aimed to investigate the mRNA expression levels of apoptotic (caspase 2 [CASP2], CASP8, and CASP9) and anti-apoptotic (B-cell lymphoma 2 [BCL2] and BCL2-like protein 1 [BCL2L1]) genes after exposure to paclitaxel, EF-24, and RAD001 in MDA-MB-231 cells...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643756/is-neuroglial-antigen-2-a-potential-contributor-to-cilengitide-response-in-glioblastoma
#8
Hatice Sevim Nalkiran, Kerrie Leanne McDonald
BACKGROUND: Determining the expression levels of neuroglial antigen 2 (NG2) in glioma cell lines and to evaluate the potential contribution of NG2 to cilengitide response were aimed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Endogenous expression level of NG2 was determined using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and immunoblotting. Cilengitide responses of the cells were monitored to determine half maximal inhibitory concentration values. Whether the suppression of NG2 expression alters the response of A172 cells to cilengitide was examined...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643448/post-conditioning-with-metformin-attenuates-apoptotic-events-in-cardiomyoblasts-associated-with-ischemic-reperfusion-injury
#9
Rajesh Ramachandran, Mini S
Ischemic post-conditioning is considered as a potent method to combat ischemic reperfusion injury than pre-conditioning since the latter is non predictive and risky. Rapid initiation of reperfusion with potent anti oxidant compound can be one of the most effective treatments to reduce the infract size and behavioural deficits as a result of ischemic insult. Apoptosis/Necrotic events undisputedly hold significant role in determining the fate of cardiomyocytes post ischemic injury but current studies are speculative regrading the role of post-conditioning in maintaining cellular homeostasis...
June 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643438/knockdown-of-mtfp1-can-minimize-doxorubicin-cardiotoxicity-by-inhibiting-dnm1l-mediated-mitochondrial-fission
#10
Lynn H H Aung, Ruibei Li, Bellur S Prabhakar, Peifeng Li
The long-term usage of doxorubicin (DOX) is largely limited due to the development of severe cardiomyopathy. Many studies indicate that DOX-induced cardiac injury is related to reactive oxygen species generation and ultimate activation of apoptosis. The role of novel mitochondrial fission protein 1 (Mtfp1) in DOX-induced cardiotoxicity remains elusive. Here, we report the pro-mitochondrial fission and pro-apoptotic roles of Mtfp1 in DOX-induced cardiotoxicity. DOX up-regulates the Mtfp1 expression in HL-1 cardiac myocytes...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643236/multi-reservoir-phospholipid-shell-encapsulating-protamine-nanocapsules-for-co-delivery-of-letrozole-and-celecoxib-in-breast-cancer-therapy
#11
Ahmed O Elzoghby, Shaimaa K Mostafa, Maged W Helmy, Maha A ElDemellawy, Salah A Sheweita
PURPOSE: In the current work, we propose a combined delivery nanoplatform for letrozole (LTZ) and celecoxib (CXB). METHODS: Multi-reservoir nanocarriers were developed by enveloping protamine nanocapsules (PRM-NCs) within drug-phospholipid complex bilayer. RESULTS: Encapsulation of NCs within phospholipid bilayer was confirmed by both size increase from 109.7 to 179.8 nm and reduction of surface charge from +19.0 to +7.78 mV. The multi-compartmental core-shell structure enabled biphasic CXB release with initial fast release induced by complexation with phospholipid shell followed by prolonged release from oily core...
June 22, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643232/caffeine-protects-against-anticonvulsant-induced-neurotoxicity-in-the-developing-rat-brain
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Stefanie Endesfelder, Ulrike Weichelt, Cornelia Schiller, Marco Sifringer, Ivo Bendix, Christoph Bührer
Phenobarbital is the most commonly used drug for the treatment of neonatal seizures but may induce neurodegeneration in the developing brain. Methylxanthine caffeine is used for the treatment of apnea in newborn infants and appears to be neuroprotective, as shown by antiapoptotic and anti-inflammatory effects in oxidative stress models in newborn rodents and reduced rates of cerebral palsy in human infants treated with caffeine. We hypothesized that caffeine may counteract the proapoptotic effects of phenobarbital in newborn rats...
June 22, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643198/urokinase-plasminogen-activator-protects-cardiac-myocytes-from-oxidative-damage-and-apoptosis-via-hogg1-induction
#13
Philipp J Hohensinner, Nikol Takacs, Christoph Kaun, Barbara Thaler, Konstantin A Krychtiuk, Stefan Pfaffenberger, Arezu Aliabadi, Andreas Zuckermann, Kurt Huber, Johann Wojta
The role of uPA in tissue remodeling and cell migration is already well established. In addition, uPA was reported to stabilize p53, a key cell cycle control, DNA repair and apoptosis initiation protein. We aimed to determine the role of uPA-uPAR signaling towards cell survival or apoptosis in human adult cardiac myocytes (HACM). HACM were stimulated with uPA and DNA damage was inflicted by incubating cells with 200 µM H2O2. To analyze for apoptotic cells we applied TUNEL staining. Oxidative damage foci were analyzed by staining for 8-oxoguanine base pairs...
June 22, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642549/focal-adhesion-kinase-regulates-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation-and-liver-fibrosis
#14
Xue-Ke Zhao, Lei Yu, Ming-Liang Cheng, Pulin Che, Yin-Ying Lu, Quan Zhang, Mao Mu, Hong Li, Li-Li Zhu, Juan-Juan Zhu, Meng Hu, Po Li, Yue-Dong Liang, Xin-Hua Luo, Yi-Ju Cheng, Zhi-Xiang Xu, Qiang Ding
Understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms of liver fibrosis is important to develop effective therapy. Herein, we show that focal-adhesion-kinse (FAK) plays a key role in promoting hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) activation in vitro and liver fibrosis progression in vivo. FAK activation is associated with increased expression of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and collagen in fibrotic live tissues. Transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-β1) induces FAK activation in a time and dose dependent manner. FAK activation precedes the α-SMA expression in HSCs...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642134/mitochondrial-potassium-channels-in-cell-death
#15
Vanessa Checchetto, Michele Azzolini, Roberta Peruzzo, Paola Capitanio, Luigi Leanza
Mitochondria are intracellular organelles involved in several processes from bioenergetics to cell death. In the latest years, ion channels are arising as new possible targets in controlling several cellular functions. The discovery that several plasma membrane located ion channels have intracellular counterparts, has now implemented this consideration and the number of studies enforcing the understanding of their role in different metabolic pathways. In this review, we will discuss the recent updates in the field, focusing our attention on the involvement of potassium channels during mitochondrial mediated apoptotic cell death...
June 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642133/s-allylmercaptocysteine-suppresses-the-growth-of-human-gastric-cancer-xenografts-through-induction-of-apoptosis-and-regulation-of-mapk-and-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathways
#16
Xiaosong Zhu, Xiaoyan Jiang, Ang Li, Yueyue Sun, Yan Liu, Xiao Sun, Xiuli Feng, Siying Li, Zhongxi Zhao
Gastric cancer remains as a common lethal malignancy worldwide. Developing novel anti-gastric cancer drugs with minimal side effects is necessary to address this public health issue. S-allylmercaptocysteine (SAMC), one of the water-soluble organosulfur garlic derivatives, has been demonstrated as a suppressive agent against tumors. In this study, we examined the effect of SAMC on human gastric carcinoma growth in vivo and explored the underlying mechanism. Human gastric cancer SGC-7901 cells were inoculated subcutaneously in BALB/c nude mice...
June 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642131/mir-217-suppresses-proliferation-and-promotes-apoptosis-in-cardiac-myxoma-by-targeting-interleukin-6
#17
Jing Zhang, Cui Wang, Huimin Xu
Cardiac myxoma (CM) is a prevalent primary cardiac tumor. miR-217 plays a vital role in tumorigenesis of various cancers, however, its role and underlying molecular mechanism in human CM remain poorly understood. Here, we reported that the expression of miR-217 was downregulated in CM tissues and inversely correlated with the expression of Interleukin-6 (IL-6) mRNA. Gain-of-function analysis indicated that overexpression of miR-217 inhibited the proliferation and promoted the apoptosis of the primary CM cells...
June 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641656/-effect-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-the-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-leukemic-cells-and-its-mechanism
#18
Ming-Ying Li, Chun-Ting Zhao, Bo-Li Cui, Shao-Ling Wu, Xiao-Dan Liu, Zhan Su, Tian-Lan Li, Ling-Jie Sun, Wei Wang, Xiao-Yan Ju
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells(HUCMSC) on the leukemic cell line HL-60 and acute lymphoblastic leukemia cell line Jurkat as well as the role of CXCL12/CXCR4. METHODS: HL-60 cells and Jurkat cells were co-cultured with human umbilical cord blood mesenchymal stem cell (HUCMSC), and the model was treated with G-CSF, AMD3100 and their combination. The cell viability and cell cycle were measured by Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8), the apoptosis and the cell-cycle analysis were assessed by flow cytometry with the Annexin V/PI double staining...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641627/-mechanism-of-apoptosis-for-resveratrol-mediated-reversing-the-drug-resistance-of-aml-hl-60-adr-cells
#19
Yu-Kai Guo, Min Shi, Yong-Liang Qin, Yong-Jun Li
OBJECTIVE: To explore the mechanism of apoptosis for resvertrol-mediated reversing the drug-resistance of AML HL-60/ADR cells. METHODS: The HL-60/ADR cells were divided into 4 groups: control group, adriamycin (ADR)-treated group, resveratrol(Res)-treated group and ADR+Res-treated group. The inhibitory rate of cell proliferation was analyzed by CCK-8 method. The auto-fluorescence intensity of intracellular ADR and the apoptotic rate of HL-60/ADR cells were detected by flow cytometry...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641540/metallothionein-is-a-potential-therapeutic-strategy-for-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#20
Shin-Ichi Ono
Lou Gehrig's disease, a synonym of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is an adult-onset lethal neurodegenerative disorder. Irrespective of extensive efforts to elucidate the pathogenesis of the disease and searches for therapies, no favorable pharmacotherapeutic strategies have yet to be proposed. In a popular rodent model of ALS, G93A SOD1 mice, intracellular copper conditions were geared toward copper accumulation inside cells, resulting in an acceleration of oxidative stress and apoptotic process. Disruption of intracellular copper homeostasis was common to transgenic mice expressing human mutant SOD1s...
June 22, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
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