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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633917/polymorphic-variants-of-caspase-genes-8-3-in-the-risk-prediction-of-coronary-artery-disease
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Kishore Kumar Gundapaneni, Nivas Shyamala, Rajesh Kumar Galimudi, Keerthi Kupsal, Srilatha Reddy Gantala, Chiranjeevi Padala, Padma Gunda, Mohini Aiyengar Tupurani, Kaushik Puranam, Sanjib Kumar Sahu, Surekha Rani Hanumanth
Apoptosis has been involved in a number of pathological conditions including coronary artery disease (CAD). Caspases (CASP) are important regulators and executioners in both extrinsic and intrinsic apoptotic pathways and play a crucial role in the development and progression of CAD. The aim of the present study is to examine the role of Caspase 8 and 3 polymorphisms in the pathogenesis of CAD. 300 CAD patients and 300 healthy controls were genotyped for polymorphisms in CASP8 (-652 6N del/ins, IVS12-19G>A), CASP3 (rs4647601;G>T) by PCR-RFLP...
June 17, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633062/blue-light-induced-reactive-oxygen-species-from-flavin-mononucleotide-and-flavin-adenine-dinucleotide-on-lethality-of-hela-cells
#2
Ming-Yeh Yang, Chih-Jui Chang, Liang-Yü Chen
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a safe and non-invasive treatment for cancers and microbial infections. Various photosensitizers and light sources have been developed for clinical cancer therapies. Flavin mononucleotide (FMN) and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) are the cofactor of enzymes and are used as photosensitizers in this study. Targeting hypoxia and light-triggering reactive oxygen species (ROS) are experimental strategies for poisoning tumor cells in vitro. HeLa cells are committed to apoptosis when treated with FMN or FAD and exposed to visible blue light (the maximum emitted wavelength of blue light is 462nm)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627468/a-novel-chalcone-derivative-lqfm064-induces-breast-cancer-cells-death-via-p53-p21-kit-and-pdgfra
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Bruna Lannuce Silva Cabral, Artur Christian Garcia da Silva, Renato Ivan de Ávila, Alane Pereira Cortez, Rangel Magalhães Luzin, Luciano Morais Lião, Eric de Souza Gil, Gérman Sanz, Boniek G Vaz, José R Sabino, Ricardo Menegatti, Marize Campos Valadares
This study shows the design, synthesis and antitumoral potential evaluation of a novel chalcone-like compound, (E)-3- (3, 5-di-ter-butyl-4-hydroxyphenyl)-1- (4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl) prop-2-en-1-one [LQFM064) (4)], against human breast adenocarcinoma MCF7 cells. Some toxicological parameters were also investigated. LQFM064) (4) exhibited cytotoxic activity against MCF7 cells (IC50=21μM), in a concentration dependent-manner, and triggered significant changes in cell morphology and biochemical/molecular parameters, which are suggestive of an apoptosis inductor...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627461/8-methoxypsoralen-reduces-akt-phosphorylation-induces-intrinsic-and-extrinsic-apoptotic-pathways-and-suppresses-cell-growth-of-sk-n-as-neuroblastoma-and-sw620-metastatic-colon-cancer-cells
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Magdalena Bartnik, Adrianna Sławińska-Brych, Aleksandra Żurek, Martyna Kandefer-Szerszeń, Barbara Zdzisińska
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) is a furanocoumarin and an active compound of a traditional Egyptian medicinal plant Ammi majus L, whose juice/fruit has been used for many years in folk phototherapy for the treatment of vitiligo or a hyperproliferative skin disorder, psoriasis. 8-MOP together with UVA light is also used as an anticancer drug for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. However, furanocoumarins exert anticancer activity even without UV irradiation...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623968/oxygen-and-tissue-culture-affect-placental-gene-expression
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O Brew, M H F Sullivan
INTRODUCTION: Placental explant culture is an important model for studying placental development and functions. We investigated the differences in placental gene expression in response to tissue culture, atmospheric and physiologic oxygen concentrations. METHODS: Placental explants were collected from normal term (38-39 weeks of gestation) placentae with no previous uterine contractile activity. Placental transcriptomic expressions were evaluated with GeneChip(®) Human Genome U133 Plus 2...
July 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623786/proteolytic-processed-form-of-cxcl12-abolishes-migration-and-induces-apoptosis-in-neural-stem-cells-in-vitro
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Taís Adelita, Roberta Sessa Stilhano, Sang Won Han, Giselle Zenker Justo, Marimelia Porcionatto
The subventricular zone (SVZ) of the adult mammalian brain hosts full potential neural stem cells (NSCs). NSCs are able to respond to extracellular signals in the brain, amplifying the pool of progenitor cells and giving rise to neuroblasts that show ability to migrate towards an injury site. These signals can come from vascular system, cerebrospinal fluid, glial cells, or projections of neurons in adjoining regions. CXCL12, a chemokine secreted after brain injury, reaches the SVZ in a gradient manner and drives neuroblasts towards the lesion area...
June 4, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619596/selective-p300-inhibitor-c646-inhibited-hpv-e6-e7-genes-altered-glucose-metabolism-and-induced-apoptosis-in-cervical-cancer-cells
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Hongpeng He, Yongwei Lai, Yunpeng Hao, Yupeng Liu, Zijiang Zhang, Xiang Liu, Chenhong Guo, Mengmeng Zhang, Hao Zhou, Nan Wang, Xue-Gang Luo, Lihong Huo, Wenjian Ma, Tong-Cun Zhang
High risk HPV infection is a causative factor of cervical cancer. The constitutive expression of HPV E6-E7 genes is important for the maintenance of cancer phenotypes. The cellular transcription co-activator p300 plays a crucial role in the regulation of HPV genes thus it was targeted for the inhibition of HPV-associated cervical cancer. In the present study, HPV positive cervical cells were treated with C646, a selective inhibitor of p300, to investigate its influence on HPV E6-E7 expression and cancer cell growth...
June 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618997/vdac1-as-a-player-in-mitochondria-mediated-apoptosis-and-target-for-modulating-apoptosis
#8
Varda Shoshan-Barmatz, Yakov Krelin, Quan Chen
The voltage-dependent anion channel 1 (VDAC1), an outer mitochondria membrane protein, functions as a mitochondrial governor, controlling transport of metabolites in and out of the mitochondria and energy production, while also coordinating glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS). . VDAC1 plays a key role in mitochondria-mediated apoptosis by functioning in the release of apoptotic proteins located in the inter-membranal space (IMS) and due to its association with pro- and anti-apoptotic proteins...
June 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618951/biological-evaluation-of-octahydropyrazin-2-1-a-5-4-a-diisoquinoline-derivatives-as-potent-anticancer-agents
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Agnieszka Gornowicz, Natalia Pawłowska, Anna Czajkowska, Robert Czarnomysy, Anna Bielawska, Krzysztof Bielawski, Olga Michalak, Olga Staszewska-Krajewska, Zbigniew Kałuża
In this study, we evaluated the cytotoxic activity and antiproliferative potency of novel octahydropyrazin[2,1-a:5,4-a']diisoquinoline derivatives (1-7) in MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell lines. Annexin V binding assay and disruption of the mitochondrial potential were performed to determine apoptosis. The activity of caspases 3, 8, 9, and 10 was measured after 24 h of incubation with tested compounds to explain detailed molecular mechanism of induction of apoptosis. The results from experiments were compared with effects obtained after incubation in the presence of camptothecin and etoposide...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617441/concomitant-epigenetic-targeting-of-lsd1-and-hdac-synergistically-induces-mitochondrial-apoptosis-in-rhabdomyosarcoma-cells
#10
Tinka Haydn, Eric Metzger, Roland Schuele, Simone Fulda
The lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) is overexpressed in several cancers including rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS). However, little is yet known about whether or not LSD1 may serve as therapeutic target in RMS. We therefore investigated the potential of LSD1 inhibitors alone or in combination with other epigenetic modifiers such as histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors. Here, we identify a synergistic interaction of LSD1 inhibitors (i.e., GSK690, Ex917) and HDAC inhibitors (i.e., JNJ-26481585, SAHA) to induce cell death in RMS cells...
June 15, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615943/the-use-of-functional-epirubicin-liposomes-to-induce-programmed-death-in-refractory-breast-cancer
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Lei Liu, Li-Min Mu, Yan Yan, Jia-Shuan Wu, Ying-Jie Hu, Ying-Zi Bu, Jing-Ying Zhang, Rui Liu, Xue-Qi Li, Wan-Liang Lu
Currently, chemotherapy is less efficient in controlling the continued development of breast cancer because it cannot eliminate extrinsic and intrinsic refractory cancers. In this study, mitochondria were modified by functional epirubicin liposomes to eliminate refractory cancers through initiation of an apoptosis cascade. The efficacy and mechanism of epirubicin liposomes were investigated on human breast cancer cells in vitro and in vivo using flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, high-content screening system, in vivo imaging system, and tumor inhibition in mice...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615297/disruption-of-aneuploidy-and-senescence-induced-by-aurora-inhibition-promotes-intrinsic-apoptosis-in-double-hit-or-double-expressor-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphomas
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Daruka Mahadevan, Shariful Islam, Wenqing Qi, Carla Morales, Laurence Cooke, Catherine Spier, Eric Weterings
Double Hit (DH) or Double Expressor (DE) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) are aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas (NHLs) with translocations and/or over-expressions of MYC and BCL-2, that are difficult to treat. Aurora kinase (AK) inhibition with alisertib in DH/DE-DLBCL induces cell death in ~30%, while ~70% are aneuploid and senescent cells (AASCs), a mitotic escape mechanism contributing to drug resistance. These AASCs elaborated a high metabolic rate by increased AKT/mTOR and ERK/MAPK activity via BTK signaling through the chronic active B-cell receptor (BCR) pathway...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611196/atf3-repression-of-bcl-xl-determines-apoptotic-sensitivity-tohdac-inhibitors-across-tumour-types
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Anderly C Chüeh, Janson Wt Tse, Michael Dickinson, Paul Ioannidis, Laura Jenkins, Lars Tögel, BeeShin Tan, Ian Luk, Mercedes Dávalos-Salas, Rebecca Nightingale, Matthew R Thompson, Bryan Rg Williams, Guillaume Lessene, Erinna F Lee, Walter D Fairlie, Amardeep S Dhillon, John M Mariadason
Purpose: Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) are epigenome-targeting small molecules approved for the treatment of cutaneous T cell lymphoma and multiple myeloma. They have also demonstrated clinical activity in AML, non-small cell lung cancer and estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, and trials are underway assessing their activity in combination regimens including immunotherpy.  However, there is currently no clear strategy to reliably predict HDACi sensitivity. <p>In colon cancer cells, apoptotic sensitivity to HDACi is associated with transcriptional induction of multiple immediate-early (IE) genes...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610775/cytotoxic-effect-of-a-novel-naphthylchalcone-against-multiple-cancer-cells-focusing-on-hematologic-malignancies
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Mariana Franzoni Maioral, Camila do Nascimento Bodack, Natália Marceli Stefanes, Álisson Bigolin, Alessandra Mascarello, Louise Domeneghini Chiaradia-Delatorre, Rosendo Augusto Yunes, Ricardo José Nunes, Maria Cláudia Santos-Silva
Chalcones are natural compounds described in the literature by its several properties including cytotoxic activity against several tumor types. Considering that the search for new chemotherapeutic agents is still necessary, the aim of this study was to investigate the cytotoxic mechanisms involved in cell death induced by a synthetic chalcone (A23) on different tumor cells. Chalcone A23 reduced the cell viability of twelve tumor cell lines in a concentration and time dependent manner and it was more cytotoxic against acute leukemia cells...
June 10, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610566/the-effect-of-astragalus-polysaccharides-on-attenuation-of-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-through-inhibiting-the-extrinsic-and-intrinsic-apoptotic-pathways-in-high-glucose-stimulated-h9c2-cells
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Shuqin Sun, Shuo Yang, Min Dai, Xiujuan Jia, Qiyan Wang, Zheng Zhang, Yongjun Mao
BACKGROUND: Apoptosis plays a critical role in the progression of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DC). Astragalus polysaccharides (APS), an extract of astragalus membranaceus (AM), is an effective cardioprotectant. Currently, little is known about the detailed mechanisms underlying cardioprotective effects of APS. The aims of this study were to investigate the potential effects and mechanisms of APS on apoptosis employing a model of high glucose induction of apoptosis in H9C2 cells. METHODS: A model of high glucose induction of H9C2 cell apoptosis was adopted in this research...
June 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603698/crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-tick-host-virus-interactions
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Anna Papa, Katerina Tsergouli, Katerina Tsioka, Ali Mirazimi
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) is transmitted to humans by bite of infected ticks or by direct contact with blood or tissues of viremic patients or animals. It causes to humans a severe disease with fatality up to 30%. The current knowledge about the vector-host-CCHFV interactions is very limited due to the high-level containment required for CCHFV studies. Among ticks, Hyalomma spp. are considered the most competent virus vectors. CCHFV evades the tick immune response, and following its replication in the lining of the tick's midgut, it is disseminated by the hemolymph in the salivary glands and reproductive organs...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591723/rip1-is-a-central-signaling-protein-in-regulation-of-tnf-%C3%AE-trail-mediated-apoptosis-and-necroptosis-during-newcastle-disease-virus-infection
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Ying Liao, Huaxia Wang, Xiang Mao, Hongjie Fang, Huang Wang, Yanrong Li, Yinjie Sun, Chun Meng, Lei Tan, Cuiping Song, Xusheng Qiu, Chan Ding
Newcastle disease virus (NDV) is an oncolytic virus which selectively replicates in tumor cells and exerts anti-tumor cytotoxic activity by promoting cell death. In this study, we focus on characterization of the underlying mechanisms of NDV-induced cell death in HeLa cells. We find that NDV Herts/33 strain triggers both extrinsic and intrinsic apoptosis at late infection times. The activation of NF-кB pathway and subsequent up-regulation of TNF-α/TRAIL initiates extrinsic apoptosis, leading to activation of caspase 8 and cleavage of Bid into tBid...
May 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591670/novel-synthetic-analogs-of-diallyl-disulfide-triggers-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-via-ros-generation-in-mia-paca-2-cells
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Vikas Saini, Apra Manral, Rashi Arora, Poonam Meena, Siddharth Gusain, Daman Saluja, Manisha Tiwari
BACKGROUND: Diallyl disulfide (DADS), a principal organosulfur component of garlic, is known for its medicinal properties including anti-cancer activity. Prior studies have demonstrated that the compounds containing Diallyl disulfide moieties exhibited diverse therapeutic potential with promising biological activities. In the present study, we have investigated the in vitro anticancer activity of Diallyl disulfide derivatives (5a-5l and 7e-7m) against human cancer cell lines. METHODS: The effect of DADS analogs on different cancer cell lines was measured through MTT assay...
March 14, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591568/nicotinamide-induces-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptosis-through-oxidative-stress-in-human-cervical-cancer-hela-cells
#19
Yi Feng, Yonghua Wang, Chengrui Jiang, Zishui Fang, Zhiqiang Zhang, Xiaoying Lin, Liwei Sun, Weiying Jiang
AIMS: Nicotinamide participates in energy metabolism and influences cellular redox status and modulates multiple pathways related with both cellular survival and death. Recent studies have shown that it induced proliferation inhibition and apoptosis in many cancer cells. However, little is known about the effects of nicotinamide on human cervical cancer cells. We aimed to evaluate the effects of the indicated concentrations nicotinamide on cell proliferation, apoptosis and redox-related parameters in HeLa cells and investigated the apoptotic mechanism...
June 4, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589243/rnai-targeting-stmn-alleviates-the-resistance-to-taxol-and-collectively-contributes-to-down-regulate-the-malignancy-of-nsclc-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#20
Dan Long, Ting Yu, Xian Chen, Ying Liao, Xuechi Lin
Stathmin (STMN) plays a vital role in maintaining the malignant behavior of cancer through directly regulating microtubule dynamics equilibrium. Taxol, an effective chemotherapeutics mainly acting to promote microtubule polymerization, has been commercially applied in treating solid tumors, which results in serious drug resistance. Our study demonstrated that STMN RNA interference (RNAi) enlarged taxol-induced inhibitions in cellular proliferation, colony formation, and multidimensional spaces of cell immigration and decreased half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) of taxol in nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) NCI-H1299 cells; STMN RNAi and taxol jointly attenuated the expressions of extracellular regulated kinase (ERK), nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) and B cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2), but up regulated Bax expression and initiated intrinsic cell death pathway by activating caspase-3 and caspase-9, while inhibited interleukin 10 (IL-10) autocrine from cell culture supernatant and xenografted mouse serum, as well as intracellular expressions of IL-10 protein and mRNA in vitro; additionally, neutralizing IL-10 alone would incur cell apoptosis to some degree; the further study confirmed that RNAi targeting STMN promoted the sensitivity of taxol in different NSCLC cells...
June 7, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
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