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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208145/carfilzomib-inhibits-constitutive-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-mantle-cell-lymphoma-b-cells-and-leads-to-the-induction-of-apoptosis
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Yong-Li Zhang, Matthew Ho Zhi Guang, Hui-Qin Zhuo, Xiang-Hui Min, Qin Yao, Ai-Qi Gu, Sheng-Hua Wu, Dai-Bo Zhang, Jing-Yuan Lu, Yan Chen, Yu-Han Chen, Ke-Jie Zhang
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) remains incurable and new treatments are needed, especially in the relapsed/refractory setting. We therefore investigated the effects of carfilzomib, a novel, long-acting, second-generation proteasome inhibitor, in MCL cells. Eight established MCL cell lines and freshly isolated primary MCL cells were treated with carfilzomib. Cell proliferation was assessed by a 3H-thymidine incorporation assay. Cell apoptosis was evaluated by flow cytometry with annexin V and propidium iodide. Electrophoresis mobility shift (EMSA), Western blot, and luciferase assays were used to analyze NF-κB activation and related signaling proteins...
February 17, 2017: Acta Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204816/antioxidant-and-cytoprotective-effects-of-morin-against-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-oxidative-stress-are-associated-with-the-induction-of-nrf-2%C3%A2-mediated-ho-1-expression-in-v79-4-chinese-hamster-lung-fibroblasts
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Moon Hee Lee, Hee-Jae Cha, Eun Ok Choi, Min Ho Han, Sung Ok Kim, Gi-Young Kim, Su Hyun Hong, Cheol Park, Sung-Kwon Moon, Soon-Jeong Jeong, Moon-Jin Jeong, Wun-Jae Kim, Yung Hyun Choi
Natural phytochemicals of plant origin, including flavonoids, have been found to be potent antioxidants providing beneficial effects against oxidative stress-related diseases. The present study was carried out to investigate the antioxidant properties of morin, a flavonoid originally isolated from the flowering plants of the Moraceae family. Superoxide dismutase (SOD)‑like activity and 2,2'‑azino‑bis‑(3‑ethylbenzothiazoline‑6‑sulfonic acid) (ABTS•+) radical scavenging activity were determined...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203057/kelussia-odoratissima-mozaff-activates-intrinsic-pathway-of-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer-cells-associated-with-s-phase-cell-cycle-arrest-via-involvement-of-p21-p27-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Hamed Karimian, Aditya Arya, Mehran Fadaeinasab, Mahboubeh Razavi, Maryam Hajrezaei, Ataul Karim Khan, Hapipah Mohd Ali, Mahmood Ameen Abdulla, Mohamad Ibrahim Noordin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the anticancer potential of Kelussia odoratissima. Several in vitro and in vivo biological assays were applied to explore the direct effect of an extract and bioactive compound of this plant against breast cancer cells and its possible mechanism of action. MATERIALS AND METHODS: K. odoratissima methanol extract (KME) was prepared, and MTT assay was used to evaluate the cytotoxicity. To identify the cytotoxic compound, a bioassay-guided investigation was performed on methanol extract...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197923/viral-interplay-with-the-host-sumoylation-system
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Van G Wilson
Viruses have evolved elaborate means to regulate diverse cellular pathways in order to create a cellular environment that facilitates viral survival and reproduction. This includes enhancing viral macromolecular synthesis and assembly, as well as preventing antiviral responses, including intrinsic, innate, and adaptive immunity. There are numerous mechanisms by which viruses mediate their effects on the host cell, and this includes targeting various cellular post-translational modification systems, including sumoylation...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197098/in-vitro-antiproliferative-and-apoptosis-inducing-effect-of-allium-atroviolaceum-bulb-extract-on-breast-cervical-and-liver-cancer-cells
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Somayeh Khazaei, Norhaizan M Esa, Vasudevan Ramachandran, Roslida A Hamid, Ashok K Pandurangan, Ali Etemad, Patimah Ismail
Natural products are considered potent sources for novel drug discovery and development. The multiple therapeutic effects of natural compounds in traditional medicine motivate us to evaluate the cytotoxic activity of bulb of Allium atroviolaceum in MCF7 and MDA-MB-231, HeLa and HepG2 cell lines. The bulb methanol extract of A. atroviolaceum was found to be an active cell proliferation inhibitor at the time and dose dependent manner. Determination of DNA content by flow cytometry demonstrated S and G2/M phase arrest of MCF-7 cell, correlated to Cdk1 downregulation, S phase arrest in MDA-MB-231 which is p53 and Cdk1-dependent, sub-G0 cell cycle arrest in HeLa aligned with Cdk1 downregulation, G0/G1, S, G2/M phase arrest in HepG2 which is p53-dependent...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196134/alterations-in-estrogen-signalling-pathways-upon-acquisition-of-anthracycline-resistance-in-breast-tumor-cells
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Simon Chewchuk, Baoqing Guo, Amadeo Mark Parissenti
Intrinsic or acquired drug resistance is a major impediment to the successful treatment of women with breast cancer using chemotherapy. We have observed that MCF-7 breast tumor cells selected for resistance to doxorubicin or epirubicin (MCF-7DOX2 and MCF-7EPI cells, respectively) exhibited increased expression of several members of the aldo-keto reductase (AKR) gene family (in particular AKR1C3 and AKR1B10) relative to control MCF-7CC cells selected by propagation in the absence of drug. Normal cellular roles for the AKRs include the promotion of estrogen (E2) synthesis from estrone (E1) and the hydroxylation and detoxification of exogenous xenobiotics such as anthracycline chemotherapy drugs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196126/oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-induction-in-human-thyroid-carcinoma-cells-exposed-to-the-essential-oil-from-pistacia-lentiscus-aerial-parts
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Simona Catalani, Francesco Palma, Serafina Battistelli, Serena Benedetti
BACKGROUND: Essential oils from the aerial parts (leaves, twigs and berries) of Pistacia lentiscus (PLEO) have been well characterized for their antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties; however, poor information exists on their potential anticancer activity. METHODS: Increasing concentrations of PLEO (0.01-0.1% v/v, 80-800 μg/ml) were administered to a wide variety of cultured cancer cells from breast, cervix, colon, liver, lung, prostate, and thyroid carcinomas...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192157/apaf-1-regulation-and-function-in-cell-death
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Raheleh Shakeri, Asma Kheirollahi, Jamshid Davoodi
Apoptosis, a form of programmed cell death, is responsible for eliminating damaged or unnecessary cells in multicellular organisms. Various types of intracellular stress trigger apoptosis by induction of cytochrome c release from mitochondria into the cytosol. Apoptotic protease activating factor-1 (Apaf-1) is a key molecule in the intrinsic or mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis, which oligomerizes in response to cytochrome c release and forms a large complex known as apoptosome. Procaspase-9, an initiator caspase in the mitochondrial pathway, is recruited and activated by the apoptosome leading to downstream caspase-3 processing...
February 9, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191619/hypothyroidism-reduces-mammary-tumor-progression-via-%C3%AE-catenin-activated-intrinsic-apoptotic-pathway-in-rats
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C M López Fontana, L E Zyla, F E Santiano, C V Sasso, F D Cuello-Carrión, V Pistone Creydt, M A Fanelli, R W Carón
Experimental hypothyroidism retards mammary carcinogenesis promoting apoptosis of tumor cells. β-catenin plays a critical role in cell adhesion and intracellular signaling pathways conditioning the prognosis of breast cancer. However, the mechanistic connections associated with the expression of β-catenin in thyroid status and breast cancer are not known. Therefore, we studied the relationship between the expression and localization of β-catenin and apoptosis in mammary tumors induced by 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA) in hypothyroid (Hypot) and euthyroid (EUT) rats...
February 13, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188858/analysis-of-the-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-effects-of-photodynamic-therapy-on-prostate-cancer-by-using-new-photosensitizers-protoporphyrin-ix-polyamine-derivatives
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Chloë Fidanzi-Dugas, Bertrand Liagre, Guillaume Chemin, Aurélie Perraud, Claire Carrion, Claude-Yves Couquet, Robert Granet, Vincent Sol, David Yannick Léger
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy, using porphyrins as photosensitizers (PS), has been approved in treatment of several solid tumors. However, commonly used PS induce death but also resistance pathways in cancer cells and an alteration of surrounding normal tissues. Because polyamines (PA) are actively accumulated in cancer cells by the Polyamine Transport System (PTS), they may enable PS to specifically target cancer cells. Here, we investigated whether new protoporphyrin IX-polyamine derivatives were effective PS against prostate cancer and whether PA increased PDT specificity after red light irradiation...
February 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188818/jnk1-2-inhibitor-reduces-dengue-virus-induced-liver-injury
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Gopinathan Pillai Sreekanth, Aporn Chuncharunee, Boonyarit Cheunsuchon, Sansanee Noisakran, Pa-Thai Yenchitsomanus, Thawornchai Limjindaporn
High viral load with liver injury is exhibited in severe dengue virus (DENV) infection. Mitogen activated protein kinases (MAPKs) including ERK1/2 and p38 MAPK were previously found to be involved in the animal models of DENV-induced liver injury. However, the role of JNK1/2 signaling in DENV-induced liver injury has never been investigated. JNK1/2 inhibitor, SP600125, was used to investigate the role of JNK1/2 signaling in the BALB/c mouse model of DENV-induced liver injury. SP600125-treated DENV-infected mice ameliorated leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, hemoconcentration, liver transaminases and liver histopathology...
February 7, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187454/grape-seed-extracts-modify-the-outcome-of-oxaliplatin-in-colon-cancer-cells-by-interfering-with-cellular-mechanisms-of-drug-cytotoxicity
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Letizia Porcelli, Rosa Maria Iacobazzi, Anna Elisa Quatrale, Carlo Bergamini, Nunzio Denora, Pasquale Crupi, Donato Antonacci, Anita Mangia, Giovanni Simone, Nicola Silvestris, Amalia Azzariti
Grape seed extracts are commonly utilized as dietary supplements for their antioxidant properties, even from cancer patients. However, whether these natural extracts interfere with chemotherapeutics utilized in colon cancer treatment is still poorly investigated. The cytotoxicity of extracts from Italia and Palieri cultivars either alone or in combination with oxaliplatin was evaluated in colon cancer cells. Grape seed extracts displayed anti-proliferative activity depending on the concentration utilized through apoptosis induction...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184196/ag36-inhibits-human-breast-cancer-cells-proliferation-by-promotion-of-apoptosis-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Li-Hua Mu, Yu-Ning Wang, Dong-Xiao Wang, Jing Zhang, Li Liu, Xian-Zhe Dong, Yuan Hu, Ping Liu
AG36 is the biotransformation product of triterpenoid saponin from Ardisia gigantifolia stapf. In this study, the antitumor activity and underlying molecular mechanisms of AG36 against human breast MCF-7, MDA-MB-231, and SK-BR-3 cancer cells were investigated. AG36 inhibited the viability of MCF-7, MDA-MB-231, and SK-BR-3 cells in a dose and time-dependent manner, with an IC50 of approximately 0.73, 18.1, and 23.4 μM at 48 h, respectively. AG36 obviously induced apoptosis and G2/M arrest of all the three breast cancer cells...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182780/farnesylthiosalicylic-acid-sensitizes-hepatocarcinoma-cells-to-artemisinin-derivatives
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Liping Wu, Yilin Pang, Guiqi Qin, Gaina Xi, Shengnan Wu, Xiaoping Wang, Tongsheng Chen
Dihydroartemisinin (DHA) and artesunate (ARS), two artemisinin derivatives, have efficacious anticancer activities against human hepatocarcinoma (HCC) cells. This study aims to study the anticancer action of the combination treatment of DHA/ARS and farnesylthiosalicylic acid (FTS), a Ras inhibitor, in HCC cells (Huh-7 and HepG2 cell lines). FTS pretreatment significantly enhanced DHA/ARS-induced phosphatidylserine (PS) externalization, Bak/Bax activation, mitochondrial membrane depolarization, cytochrome c release, and caspase-8 and -9 activations, characteristics of the extrinsic and intrinsic apoptosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181805/lissoclibadin-1-a-polysulfur-aromatic-alkaloid-from-the-indonesian-ascidian-lissoclinum-cf-badium-induces-caspase-dependent-apoptosis-in-human-colon-cancer-cells-and-suppresses-tumor-growth-in-nude-mice
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Takeo Tatsuta, Masahiro Hosono, Henki Rotinsulu, Defny S Wewengkang, Deiske A Sumilat, Michio Namikoshi, Hiroyuki Yamazaki
Lissoclibadins, polysulfur aromatic alkaloids, were isolated from the Indonesian ascidian Lissoclinum cf. badium. Lissoclibadins 1 (1), 3 (2), 4 (3), 7 (4), 8 (5), and 14 (6) inhibited the growth of four human solid cancer cell lines: HCT-15 (colon adenocarcinoma), HeLa-S3 (cervix adenocarcinoma), MCF-7 (breast adenocarcinoma), and NCI-H28 (mesothelioma). Lissoclibadin 1 (1) exerted the most potent cytotoxic effects in vitro and mainly promoted apoptosis through an intrinsic pathway with the activation of a caspase-dependent pathway in HCT-15 cells...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177918/caspase-9-structure-mechanisms-and-clinical-application
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Ping Li, Libin Zhou, Ting Zhao, Xiongxiong Liu, Pengcheng Zhang, Yan Liu, Xiaogang Zheng, Qiang Li
As the most intensively studied initiator caspase, caspase-9 is a key player in the intrinsic or mitochondrial pathway which is involved in various stimuli, including chemotherapies, stress agents and radiation. Caspase-9 is activated on the apoptosome complex to remain catalytic status and is thought of involving homo-dimerization monomeric zymogens. Failing to activate caspase-9 has profound physiological and pathophysiological outcomes, leading to degenerative and developmental disorders even cancer. To govern the apoptotic commitment process appropriately, plenty of proteins and small molecules involved in regulating caspase-9...
February 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177693/effects-of-1-3-5-triphenyl-4-5-dihydro-1-i-h-i-pyrazole-derivatives-on-cell-cycle-and-apoptosis-in-human-acute-leukemia-cell-lines
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Lorena Santos-Bubniak, Pâmela Cristina Gaspar, Ana Carolina Rabello de Moraes, Alisson Bigolin, Rubia Karine Souza, Fátima Campos Buzzi, Rogério Correa, Valdir Cechinel Filho, Lizandra Czermainski Bretanha, Gustavo Amadeu Micke, Ricardo José Nunes, Maria Cláudia Santos-Silva
Pyrazoline is an important five-membered nitrogen heterocycle, which has been extensively researched. Ten derivatives were synthesized and tested for antileukemic effects on two human acute leukemia cell lines, K562 and Jurkat. The most cytotoxic compound 21 was chosen for investigation of cytotoxicity mechanisms. The results obtained with selectivity calculations revealed that compound 21 is more selective for acute leukemia (K562 and Jurkat cell lines) than to other tumor cell lines. Besides, compound 21 was not cytotoxic to normal cell lines, indicating a potential use in clinical tests...
November 24, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176146/centchroman-induces-redox-dependent-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-arrest-in-human-endometrial-cancer-cells
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Hari Shyam, Neetu Singh, Shweta Kaushik, Ramesh Sharma, Anil K Balapure
Centchroman (CC) or Ormeloxifene has been shown to induce apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in various types of cancer cells. This has, however, not been addressed for endometrial cancer cells where its (CC) mechanism of action remains unclear. This study focuses on the basis of antineoplasticity of CC by blocking the targets involved in the cell cycle, survival and apoptosis in endometrial cancer cells. Ishikawa Human Endometrial Cancer Cells were cultured under estrogen deprived medium, exposed to CC and analyzed for proliferation and apoptosis...
February 7, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173708/synthesis-and-in-vitro-anti-proliferative-activity-of-some-novel-isatins-conjugated-with-quinazoline-phthalazine-hydrazines-against-triple-negative-breast-cancer-mda-mb-231-cells-as-apoptosis-inducing-agents
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Wagdy M Eldehna, Hadia Almahli, Ghada H Al-Ansary, Hazem A Ghabbour, Mohamed H Aly, Omnia E Ismael, Abdullah Al-Dhfyan, Hatem A Abdel-Aziz
Treatment of patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is challenging due to the absence of well- defined molecular targets and the heterogeneity of such disease. In our endeavor to develop potent isatin-based anti-proliferative agents, we utilized the hybrid-pharmacophore approach to synthesize three series of novel isatin-based hybrids 5a-h, 10a-h and 13a-c, with the prime goal of developing potent anti-proliferative agents toward TNBC MDA-MB-231 cell line. In particular, compounds 5e and 10g were the most active hybrids against MDA-MB-231 cells (IC50 = 12...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169240/synergistic-induction-of-apoptosis-in-b-cell-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cells-after-treatment-with-all-trans-retinoic-acid-in-combination-with-interleukin-21-and-rituximab
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Kazem Abbaszadeh-Goudarzi, Fazel Shokri, Mostafa Hosseini, Farhad Jadidi-Niaragh, Ghasem Ghalamfarsa, Ali Akbar Saboor-Yaraghi
AIM: B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) is the most common adult leukemia in the Western world and characterized by the progressive expansion of malignant B lymphocytes in peripheral blood. In spite of advances in sciences to recognize the number of effective agents for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), this leukemia is thought as incurable one. Introducing a new therapy that has a direct effect on B-CLL lymphocytes and no cytotoxic effects on the other cells is a great wish...
October 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
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