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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548464/control-of-cell-death-and-mitochondrial-fission-by-erk1-2-map-kinase-signalling
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Simon J Cook, Kate Stuart, Rebecca Gilley, Matthew J Sale
The ERK1/2 signalling pathway is best known for its role in connecting activated growth factor receptors to changes in gene expression due to activated ERK1/2 entering the nucleus and phosphorylating transcription factors. However, active ERK1/2 also translocate to a variety of other organelles including the endoplasmic reticulum, endosomes, golgi and mitochondria to access specific substrates and influence cell physiology. In this article we review two aspects of ERK1/2 signalling at the mitochondria that are involved in regulating cell fate decisions...
May 26, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545188/clinacanthus-nutans-hexane-extracts-induce-apoptosis-through-a-caspase-dependent-pathway-in-human-cancer-cell-lines
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Pei Ying Ng, Soi Moi Chye, Chew Hee Ng, Rhun Yian Koh, Yee Lian Tiong, Liew Phing Pui, Yong Hui Tan, Crystale Siew Ying Lim, Khuen Yen Ng
Background: Clinacanthus nutans (C.nutans) is a plant consumed as a cancer treatment in tropical Asia. Despite the availability of numerous anecdotal reports, evaluation of active anticancer effects has remained elusive. Therefore we here examined antiproliferative, reactive oxygen species (ROS)-inducing and apoptosis mechanisms of whole plant extracts in different cancer cell lines. Methods: Antiproliferative actions of five solvent extracts (hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, methanol and water) of C.nutans were tested on non-small cell lung cancer (A549), nasopharygeal cancer (CNE1) and liver cancer (HepG2) cells using MTT assay...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544935/liquiritin-lt-exhibits-suppressive-effects-against-the-growth-of-human-cervical-cancer-cells-through-activating-caspase-3-in-vitro-and-xenograft-mice-in-vivo
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She-Hong He, Hong-Gai Liu, Yu-Fei Zhou, Qing-Fen Yue
Cervical cancer is one of the most common female malignancies worldwide. Liquiritin (LT), a major constituent of Glycyrrhiza Radix, possesses a variety of pharmacological activities, including anti-cancer, anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory and neuro-protective effects. However, its role in human cervical cancer remains to be elusive. In our study, we found that LT suppressed cervical cancer cell migration, invasion and cloning ability with little cytotoxicity to human normal cells. In addition, apoptosis was induced by LT in cervical cancer cells through activation of Caspase-3 and poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) cleavage...
May 22, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540664/tnf-%C3%AE-mediates-the-intrinsic-and-extrinsic-pathway-in-propofol-induced-neuronal-apoptosis-via-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-in-rat-prefrontal-cortical-neurons
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Xiaoyuan Deng, Bo Chen, Bin Wang, Junfang Zhang, Hongliang Liu
Propofol can cause developing neuronal apoptosis in both in vivo and in vitro studies, and the mechanism is unclear till now. Our previous study has demonstrated that propofol can increase the TNF-α expression in the prefrontal cortex in rat developing brain, the TNF-α antagonist, etanercept, can inhibit propofol-induced neuronal apoptosis, but little is known about how TNF-α mediates that process. This study reveals that propofol at clinically relevant concentrations increases the TNF-α synthesis and release in neurons, and induces neuronal apoptosis; etanercept significantly reduces neuronal apoptosis, the elevation of cleaved caspase-8 and cleaved caspase-9, or the Akt phosphorylation induced by propofol, while the selective PI3K antagonist blocks the neuroprotection of etanercept...
May 24, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539531/synergistic-activity-of-an-antimetabolite-drug-and-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-against-breast-cancer-cells
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Yushan Wu, Dongxing Zhang, Baofan Wu, Yuan Quan, Dongwu Liu, Yanyan Li, Xiuzhen Zhang
Antimetabolite drugs, including the adenosine deaminase inhibitor cladribine, have been shown to induce apoptosis in a variety of cancer cells, and have been widely used in clinical trials of various cancers in conjunction with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Combination treatment with cladribine and gefitinib or dasatinib is expected to have a synergistic inhibitory effect on breast cancer cell growth. Our results demonstrated that the combination treatment had synergistic activity against MCF-7 cells, enhanced G2/M cell arrest and ROS generation, and increased the loss of mitochondrial membrane potential and cell apoptosis...
May 25, 2017: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536473/athyrium-multidentatum-doll-ching-extract-induce-apoptosis-via-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-oxidative-stress-in-hepg2-cells
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Guoyuan Qi, Zhigang Liu, Rong Fan, Ziru Yin, Yashi Mi, Bo Ren, Xuebo Liu
Athyrium multidentatum (Doll.) Ching (AMC), a unique and nutritious potherb widely distributed in china, has been extensively used in traditional Chinese medicine. Previous studies indicated that AMC extract exhibited antioxidant and antitumor properties. However, the chemical composition of AMC and molecular mechanism of AMC toxicity to HepG2 cells have not yet been elucidated. Hence, this study aimed to investigate the chemical compositions and the underlying mechanisms of the antiproliferative and apoptotic effects of AMC on HepG2...
May 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529565/prodelphinidins-isolated-from-chinese-bayberry-leaves-induces-apoptosis-via-the-p53-dependent-signaling-pathways-in-ovcar-3-human-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Yu Fu, Xingqian Ye, Malcolm Lee, Gary Rankin, Yi Charlie Chen
Chinese bayberry leaves are rich in prodelphinidins. Since the isolation and purification of prodelphinidins is difficult, the association between the degree of prodelphinidin polymerization and their anti-carcinogenic activity remains ambiguous. The cytotoxic and apoptotic activities of prodelphinidin Chinese bayberry leaf extracts (PCBLs), oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPAs) and polymeric proanthocyanidins (PPAs), isolated by normal-phase preparative high-performance liquid chromatography were investigated in OVCAR-3 human ovarian cancer cells...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526414/a-novel-sirt1-inhibitor-4bb-induces-apoptosis-in-hct116-human-colon-carcinoma-cells-partially-by-activating-p53
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Ananga Ghosh, Amrita Sengupta, Guru Pavan Kumar Seerapu, Ali Nakhi, E V Venkat Shivaji Ramarao, Navneet Bung, Gopalakrishnan Bulusu, Manojit Pal, Devyani Haldar
The NAD+-dependent protein deacetylase SIRT1 has emerged as an important target for epigenetic therapeutics of colon cancer as its increased expression is associated with cancer progression. Additionally, SIRT1 represses p53 function via deacetylation, promoting tumor growth. Therefore, inhibition of SIRT1 is of great therapeutic interest for the treatment of colon cancer. Here, we report discovery of a novel quinoxaline based small molecule inhibitor of human SIRT1, 4bb, investigated its effect on viability of colon cancer cells and molecular mechanism of action...
May 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521514/baicalein-attenuates-lung-injury-induced-by-myocardial-ischemia-and-reperfusion
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Chang-Chi Lai, Po-Hsun Huang, An-Han Yang, Shu-Chiung Chiang, Chia-Yu Tang, Kuo-Wei Tseng, Cheng-Hsiung Huang
Baicalein is an active component of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, which has traditionally been used to treat cardiovascular diseases in China. In this study, we investigated if treatment with baicalein can attenuate the lung injury induced by myocardial ischemia and reperfusion (I/R). Myocardial I/R, induced by a 40-min occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery and a 3-h reperfusion, significantly increased histological damage and the wet-to-dry weight ratio of lungs in rats. The terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick-end labeling (TUNEL)-positive nuclei and caspase-3 activation was significantly increased in the lungs...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521469/licochalcone-e-induces-caspase-dependent-death-of-human-pharyngeal-squamous-carcinoma-cells-through-the-extrinsic-and-intrinsic-apoptotic-signaling-pathways
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Sang-Joun Yu, In-A Cho, Kyeong-Rok Kang, Yi-Ra Jung, Seung Sik Cho, Goo Yoon, Ji-Su Oh, Jae-Seek You, Yo-Seob Seo, Gyeong-Je Lee, Sook-Young Lee, Do Kyung Kim, Chun Sung Kim, Su-Gwan Kim, Mi-Ae Jeong, Jae-Sung Kim
The aim of the present study was to investigate licochalcone-E (Lico-E)-induced apoptosis and the associated apoptotic signaling pathway in FaDu cells, a human pharyngeal squamous carcinoma cell line. Treatment with Lico-E exhibited significant cytotoxicity on FaDu cells in a concentration-dependent manner. The IC50 value of Lico-E in FaDu cells was ~50 µM. Treatment with Lico-E increased the number of dead FaDu cells. Furthermore, chromatin condensation, which is associated with apoptotic cell death, was observed in FaDu cells treated with Lico-E for 24 h...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521246/synthesis-of-novel-dibenzoxanthene-derivatives-and-observation-of-apoptosis-in-human-hepatocellular-cancer-cells
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Hui-Hui Yang, Yun-Jun Liu, Xiu-Zhen Wang
We have synthesized dibenzoxanthene derivatives 2a-2i via nucleophilic substitution of methoxyl group and evaluated underlying antitumor molecular mechanism of target compounds. Compounds showed high cytotoxic activities against BEL-7402, A549, HeLa and MG-63 cancer cells in the µM range. These compounds inhibited the cell growth of BEL-7402 cells at S or G2/M phase. The compounds 2a-2i also induced the apoptosis of BEL-7402 cells. In addition, compounds enhanced the level of intramolecular ROS and decreased the mitochondrial membrane potential...
May 4, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518140/a-mirna-101-3p-bim-axis-as-a-determinant-of-serum-deprivation-induced-endothelial-cell-apoptosis
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Ji-Hee Kim, Dong-Keon Lee, Joohwan Kim, Seunghwan Choi, Wonjin Park, Kwon-Soo Ha, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jongseon Choe, Moo-Ho Won, Young-Guen Kwon, Young-Myeong Kim
Serum deprivation or withdrawal induces apoptosis in endothelial cells, resulting in endothelial cell dysfunction that is associated with cardiovascular disease. However, there is still limited information on the role of miRNA in serum deprivation-induced apoptosis. Here we found that serum deprivation increased caspase-dependent apoptosis through miRNA-101-3p downregulation, without altering expression of its host gene RNA 3'-terminal phosphate cyclase-like 1, which was highly correlated with suppressed expression levels of Dicer and Argonaute 2 (Ago2), indicating that miR-101-3p is post-transcriptionally elevated in serum-deprived conditions...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514660/absence-of-specific-chlamydia-trachomatis-inclusion-membrane-proteins-triggers-premature-inclusion-membrane-lysis-and-host-cell-death
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Mary M Weber, Jennifer L Lam, Cheryl A Dooley, Nicholas F Noriea, Bryan T Hansen, Forrest H Hoyt, Aaron B Carmody, Gail L Sturdevant, Ted Hackstadt
Chlamydia trachomatis is a human pathogen associated with significant morbidity worldwide. As obligate intracellular parasites, chlamydiae must survive within eukaryotic cells for sufficient time to complete their developmental cycle. To promote host cell survival, chlamydiae express poorly understood anti-apoptotic factors. Using recently developed genetic tools, we show that three inclusion membrane proteins (Incs) out of eleven examined are required for inclusion membrane stability and avoidance of host cell death pathways...
May 16, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511296/-e-2-methoxy-4-3-4-methoxyphenyl-prop-1-en-1-yl-phenol-induces-apoptosis-in-hela-cervical-cancer-cells-via-the-extrinsic-apoptotic-pathway
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Chan-Woo Park, Yong-Seok Song, Hee Pom Lee, Jin Tae Hong, Do-Young Yoon
(E)-2-methoxy-4-(3-(4-methoxyphenyl)prop-1-en-1-yl)phenol (MMPP), derived from butenal, is a recently synthesized Maillard reaction (MR) product. Owing to its novelty, little is known about the function of MMPP. In this study, we elucidate the effects of MMPP on apoptosis in cervical cancer by using the HeLa cervical cancer cell line, which is widely used in cancer research. We observed that MMPP was cytotoxic to HeLa cells and induced activation of caspase-3, -8, and -9, without affecting the expression of the viral oncogenes E6 and E7...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510448/oxidized-or-reduced-cytochrome-c-and-axial-ligand-variants-all-form-the-apoptosome-in-vitro
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Deanna L Mendez, Ildikó V Akey, Christopher W Akey, Robert G Kranz
Cytochrome c (cyt c) has two important roles in vertebrates: mitochondrial electron transport and activating the intrinsic cell death pathway (apoptosis). To initiate cell death, cyt c dissociates from the inner mitochondrial membrane and migrates to the cytosol. In the cytosol, cyt c interacts stoichiometrically with apoptotic protease activating factor 1 (Apaf-1) and upon ATP binding induces formation of the heptameric apoptosome. It is not clear however what the redox state of cyt c is when it functions as the "active signal" for apoptosis...
May 19, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509858/modes-of-cell-death-induced-by-photodynamic-therapy-using-zinc-phthalocyanine-in-lung-cancer-cells-grown-as-a-monolayer-and-three-dimensional-multicellular-spheroids
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Sello L Manoto, Nicolette Houreld, Natasha Hodgkinson, Heidi Abrahamse
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) involves interaction of a photosensitizer, light, and molecular oxygen which produces singlet oxygen and subsequent tumour eradication. The development of second generation photosensitizers, such as phthalocyanines, has improved this technology. Customary monolayer cell culture techniques are, unfortunately, too simple to replicate treatment effects in vivo. Multicellular tumour spheroids may provide a better alternative since they mimic aspects of the human tumour environment. This study aimed to profile 84 genes involved in apoptosis following treatment with PDT on lung cancer cells (A549) grown in a monolayer versus three-dimensional multicellular tumour spheroids (250 and 500 μm)...
May 16, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506467/apoptosis-of-bovine-granulosa-cells-intracellular-pathways-and-differentiation
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M C Carou, P R Cruzans, A Maruri, M G Farina, C D Fiorito, G Olea, D M Lombardo
Follicular atresia in granulosa and theca cells occurs by apoptosis through weak hormonal stimulation. We have previously proposed an in vitro model to study this process by inducing apoptosis in BGC-1, a bovine granulosa cell line, and in primary cultures from ovaries with or without corpus luteum (CPGB+ and CPGB-, respectively), with different doses of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) analogs (leuprolide acetate (LA) as agonist and antide as antagonist). BGC-1 represent immature granulosa cells, whereas CPGB represent different degrees of luteinization...
May 12, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500853/protective-effects-of-circulating-microvesicles-derived-from-myocardial-ischemic-rats-on-apoptosis-of-cardiomyocytes-in-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Yao Wang, Su Wei, Yi-Lu Wang, Miao Liu, Man Shang, Qi Zhang, Yan-Na Wu, Ming-Lin Liu, Jun-Qiu Song, Yan-Xia Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of circulating microvesicles derived from myocardial ischemia (I-MVs) on apoptosis in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats. METHODS: I-MVs from rats undergoing myocardial left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery ligation were isolated by ultracentrifugation from circulating blood and characterized by flow cytometry. I-MVs were administered intravenously (4.8 mg/kg) at 5 min before reperfusion procedure in I/R injury model which was induced by 30-min of ischemia and 120-min of reperfusion of LAD in rats...
April 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498480/miconazole-induces-apoptosis-via-the-death-receptor-5-dependent-and-mitochondrial-mediated-pathways-in-human-bladder-cancer-cells
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Sheau-Yun Yuan, Ming-Yuh Shiau, Yen-Chuan Ou, Yu-Chia Huang, Cheng-Che Chen, Chen-Li Cheng, Kun-Yuan Chiu, Shian-Shiang Wang, Kan-Jen Tsai
Miconazole (MIC), an antifungal agent, diplays anti‑tumorigenic activity in various types of human cancers, including bladder cancer, yet its mechanism of antitumor action is not well understood. In the present study, we demonstrated that, in a cell viability assay, MIC had a cytotoxic effect on human T24, J82 and TSGH-8301 bladder cancer cells in a dose- and time‑dependent manner, but did not exhibit significant toxicity toward human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Cell cycle analysis revealed that MIC at concentrations of 25 and 50 µM significantly caused G0/G1 arrest in the TSGH-8301 and T24 cells, respectively...
April 27, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496992/flavored-little-cigar-smoke-induces-cytotoxicity-and-apoptosis-in-airway-epithelia
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Arunava Ghosh, Rachel C Nethery, Amy H Herring, Robert Tarran
Addition of flavors reduces the harsh taste of tobacco, facilitating the initiation and maintenance of addiction among youths. Flavored cigarettes (except menthol) are now banned. However, the legislation on little cigars remains unclear and flavored little cigars are currently available for purchase. Since inhaled tobacco smoke directly exerts toxic effects on the lungs, we tested whether non-flavored and flavored little cigar smoke exposure had the potential for harm in cultured pulmonary epithelia. We cultured Calu-3 lung epithelia on both 96-well plates and at the air-liquid interface and exposed them to smoke from non-flavored Swisher Sweets and flavored (sweet cherry, grape, menthol, peach and strawberry) Swisher Sweets little cigars...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
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