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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088526/subcutaneous-immunization-with-streptococcus-pneumoniae-gapdh-confers-effective-protection-in-mice-via-tlr2-and-tlr4
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Xiaoyu Sun, Jichao Wang, Jie Zhou, Hong Wang, Xiaofang Wang, Jingwen Wu, Yujuan He, Yibing Yin, Xuemei Zhang, Wenchun Xu
The surface localized Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) of Streptococcus pneumoniae is best known as housekeeping protein. Currently, GAPDH has been recognized as moonlighting protein and virulent factor. Therefore, we investigate whether GAPDH can act as a suitable vaccine candidate protein to prevent pneumococcal infection. In this study, mice received subcutaneous vaccination with recombinant GAPDH followed by challenge with D39 and 19F showing higher survival rate and lower bacterial loads in nasal washes and lung homogenates than control...
January 12, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088493/apoptosis-induced-by-the-methanol-extract-of-salvia-miltiorrhiza-bunge-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-through-pten-mediated-inhibition-of-pi3k-akt-pathway
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Yin-Tao Ye, Wei Zhong, Pei Sun, Dong Wang, Chen Wang, Li-Min Hu, Jun-Qiang Qian
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, a well-known traditional Chinese medicinal (TCM) plant, has been used to treat cardiovascular diseases since thousands of years. Many studies have reported that the active component tanshinones displayed a variety of biological activities: antithrombous, antiplatelet aggregation, antioxidant and antitumor promoting. But the mechanism of how the active components working still need to be clarified. The anti-tumor effect of compounds of tanshinone (CTN), the methanol extract of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge roots, was investigated...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078769/interleukin-1%C3%AE-induced-release-of-interleukin-8-by-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells-in-vitro-assessing-mechanisms-and-possible-treatment-options
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Hannelore Bellon, Elly Vandermeulen, Carolien Mathyssen, Annelore Sacreas, Stijn E Verleden, Tobias Heigl, Hanne Vriens, Elise Lammertyn, Charles Pilette, Peter Hoet, Robin Vos, Bart M Vanaudenaerde, Geert M Verleden
BACKGROUND: Survival after lung transplantation is hampered by chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD). Persistently elevated BAL-neutrophilia is observed in some patients despite treatment with azithromycin, which may be induced by IL-1α. Our aim is to establish an in vitro model, assess mechanistic pathways and test different therapeutic strategies of IL-1α induced release of IL-8 by human bronchial epithelial cells. METHODS: Bronchial epithelial cells (16HBE) were stimulated with IL-1α with or without azithromycin or dexamethasone...
January 12, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078410/effects-of-direct-current-electric-fields-on-lung-cancer-cell-electrotaxis-in-a-pmma-based-microfluidic-device
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Yaping Li, Tao Xu, Xiaomei Chen, Shin Lin, Michael Cho, Dong Sun, Mengsu Yang
Tumor metastasis is the primary cause of cancer death. Numerous studies have demonstrated the electrotactic responses of various cancer cell types, and suggested its potential implications in metastasis. In this study, we used a microfluidic device to emulate endogenous direct current electric field (dcEF) environment, and studied the electrotactic migration of non-small cell lung cancer cell lines (H460, HCC827, H1299, and H1975) and the underlying mechanisms. These cell lines exhibited greatly different response in applied dcEFs (2-6 V/cm)...
January 11, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076322/aeroallergen-der-p-2-promotes-motility-of-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-via-toll-like-receptor-mediated-up-regulation-of-urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-and-integrin-focal-adhesion-kinase-signaling
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Chun-Hsiang Lin, Hui-Han Lin, Cheng-Yi Kuo, Shao-Hsuan Kao
House dust mite (HDM) allergens are one of the major causes leading to respiratory hypersensitiveness and airway remodeling. Here we hypothesized that a major HDM allergen Der p 2 could increase cell motility and invasiveness of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells. Our results showed that low dose (1 and 3 μg/mL) recombinant Der p 2 protein (DP2) enhanced the migration and invasiveness of human NSCLC cell A549, H1299 and CL1-5, but nonsignificantly altered their growth. Further investigation revealed that integrin αV level was increased and its downstream signaling including focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and paxillin were activated in A549 cells exposed to DP2...
January 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073835/mechanosensitive-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-4-regulates-dermatophagoides-farinae-induced-airway-remodeling-via-2-distinct-pathways-modulating-matrix-synthesis-and-degradation
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Farai Gombedza, Vinay Kondeti, Nosayba Al-Azzam, Stephanie Koppes, Ernest Duah, Prachi Patil, Madison Hexter, Daniel Phillips, Charles K Thodeti, Sailaja Paruchuri
Contributions of mechanical signals to airway remodeling during asthma are poorly understood. Transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 (TRPV4), a mechanosensitive ion channel, has been implicated in cardiac and pulmonary fibrosis; however, its role in asthma remains elusive. Employing a Dermatophagoides farinae-induced asthma model, we report here that TRPV4 knockout mice were protected from D. farinae-induced airway remodeling. Furthermore, lung fibroblasts that were isolated from TRPV4 knockout mice showed diminished differentiation potential compared with wild-type mice...
January 10, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063403/lat-alleviates-th2-treg-imbalance-in-an-ova-induced-allergic-asthma-mouse-model-through-lat-plc-%C3%AE-1-interaction
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Xi Chen, Xiao-Ming Li, Wen Gu, Di Wang, Yi Chen, Xue-Jun Guo
INTRODUCTION: Low expression of linker for activation of T cells (LAT) is observed in asthma. LAT and its downstream regulator, phospholipase C-gamma 1 (PLC-γ1) play important roles in the T cell antigen receptor signaling pathway, and their interaction is associated with CD4(+) cell polarization. Here, we investigated whether LAT can alleviate the imbalance among CD4(+) cell subgroups and the possible mechanism. METHODS: An ovalbumin-induced allergic asthma mouse model was established and LAT plasmid was delivered...
January 4, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057758/down-regulation-of-claudin-2-expression-and-proliferation-by-epigenetic-inhibitors-in-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-a549-cells
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Asami Hichino, Miki Okamoto, Saeko Taga, Risa Akizuki, Satoshi Endo, Toshiyuki Matsunaga, Akira Ikari
Claudin-2 is highly expressed in lung adenocarcinoma tissues and increases proliferation in adenocarcinoma cells. The chemicals which reduce claudin-2 expression may have anti-cancer effect, but such therapeutic medicines have not been developed. We found that azacitidine (AZA), a DNA methylation inhibitor, and trichostatin A (TSA) and sodium butyrate (NaB), histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors, decrease claudin-2 levels. The effect of AZA was mediated by the inhibition of phosphorylated Akt and NFκB. LY-294002, an inhibitor of phosphatidyl inositol-3 kinase (PI3K), and BAY 11-7082, an NF-κB inhibitor, decreased claudin-2 levels...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052005/bortezomib-augments-lymphocyte-stimulatory-cytokine-signaling-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-to-sustain-cd8-t-cell-antitumor-function
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Samuel T Pellom, Duafalia F Dudimah, Menaka C Thounaojam, Roman V Uzhachenko, Ashutosh Singhal, Ann Richmond, Anil Shanker
Tumor-induced immune tolerance poses a major challenge for therapeutic interventions aimed to manage cancer. We explored approaches to overcome T-cell suppression in murine breast and kidney adenocarcinomas, and lung fibrosarcoma expressing immunogenic antigens. We observed that treatment with a reversible proteasome inhibitor bortezomib (1 mg/kg body weight) in tumor-bearing mice significantly enhanced the expression of lymphocyte-stimulatory cytokines IL-2, IL-12, and IL-15. Notably, bortezomib administration reduced pulmonary nodules of mammary adenocarcinoma 4T1...
December 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049093/regulation-of-different-components-from-ophiopogon-japonicus-on-autophagy-in-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-a549cells-through-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Juan Chen, Jiarui Yuan, Liqiang Zhou, Maomao Zhu, Ziqi Shi, Jie Song, Qingyu Xu, Guowen Yin, You Lv, Yi Luo, Xiaobin Jia, Liang Feng
Autophagy plays a dual role in the development of cancer, acting as both a tumor suppressor and a cell survival inducer. Ophiopogon japonicus (L.f) Ker-Gawl (OJ), as a traditional Chinese medicine, specially possesses remarkable anti-cancer activity in the clinical. Previously, studies have indicated that flavonoids (FOJ) and steroidal saponins (SSOJ) are the main active substances of OJ. However, the effects of FOJ and SSOJ on autophagy of A549 cells have not been fully elucidated. In this study, we found that the expressions of autophagy-related mediators (LC3-II/LC3-I ratio, Atg-3, Atg-7 and Beclin-1) were increased in A549 cells by the treatment with FOJ (7...
December 31, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049091/taspine-derivative-12k-suppressed-a549-cell-migration-through-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-and-ephrinb2-signaling-pathway
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Bingling Dai, Yujiao Ma, Tianfeng Yang, Wenjie Wang, Yanmin Zhang
12k, a taspine derivative, has been demonstrated to have the potent anti-tumor activity in lung cancer and colorectal cancer. The study aims to further explore the underlying mechanisms of 12k on A549 cell migration in vitro. Our data demonstrated that 12k negatively regulated Wnt signaling pathway by suppressing the phosphorylation of LRP5/6, and inhibiting the expression and nuclear translocation of β-catenin. 12k was shown to downregulate MMP3 and MMP7 expression which regulated by β-catenin interacts with TCF/LEF in the nucleus, and effectively impaired the related migration protein expression of MMP2 and MMP9 in A549 cells...
December 31, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043914/bay-1143269-a-novel-mnk1-inhibitor-targets-oncogenic-protein-expression-and-shows-potent-anti-tumor-activity
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Susann Santag, Franziska Siegel, Antje M Wengner, Claudia Lange, Ulf Bömer, Knut Eis, Florian Pühler, Philip Lienau, Linda Bergemann, Martin Michels, Franz von Nussbaum, Dominik Mumberg, Kirstin Petersen
The initiation of mRNA translation has received increasing attention as an attractive target for cancer treatment in the recent years. The oncogenic eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E (eIF4E) is the major substrate of MAP kinase-interacting kinase 1 (MNK1), and it is located at the junction of the cancer-associated PI3K and MAPK pathways. The fact that MNK1 is linked to cell transformation and tumorigenesis renders the kinase a promising target for cancer therapy. We identified a novel small molecule MNK1 inhibitor, BAY 1143269, by high-throughput screening and lead optimization...
December 31, 2016: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035061/cordycepin-induces-autophagy-mediated-c-flipl-degradation-and-leads-to-apoptosis-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
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Xinghui Yu, Jianya Ling, Xianfang Liu, Sen Guo, Yidan Lin, Xiangguo Liu, Ling Su
Cordycepin, a main active composition extracted from Cordyceps militaris, has been reported to exert anti-tumor activity in a broad spectrum of cancer types. However, the function of cordycepin on human non-small cell lung cancer cells is still obscure. Our present work showed that cordycepin inhibited cell growth by inducing apoptosis and autophagy in human NSCLC cells. Further study revealed that cordycepin triggered extrinsic apoptosis associated with down-regulation of c-FLIPL which suppresses the activity of caspase-8...
December 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034545/comparison-of-lung-damage-in-mice-exposed-to-black-carbon-particles-and-1-4-naphthoquinone-coated-black-carbon-particles
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Hongqian Chu, Jing Shang, Ming Jin, Yueyue Chen, Yao Pan, Yuan Li, Xi Tao, Zhiyuan Cheng, Qinghe Meng, Qian Li, Guang Jia, Tong Zhu, Weidong Hao, Xuetao Wei
Black carbon (BC) is a key component of atmospheric particles and has a significant effect on human health. BC can provide reactive sites and surfaces thus absorb quinones which were primarily generated from fossil fuel combustion and/or atmospheric photochemical conversions of PAHs. Oxidation could change the characteristics of BC and increase its toxicity. The comparison of lung damage in mice exposed to BC and 1,4-NQ-coated BC (1,4NQ-BC) particles is investigated in this study. Mice which were intratracheally instilled with particles have a higher expression of IL-1β, IL-6 and IL-33 in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF)...
December 26, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026831/the-role-of-ykl-40-in-a-cancerous-process
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Agnieszka Rusak, Karolina Jabłońska, Piotr Dzięgiel
YKL-40 is a secretory protein secreted among others by tumor cells and tumor-associated macrophages. Due to the structural homology this protein was classified to chitinases family CLP (chitinase - like protein) and to 18 of glycosyl hydrolase family, but it has no catalytic function. Elevated levels of YKL-40 in serum is observed in the inflammatory diseases of various aetiology and in cancers, such as breast, ovarian, colon or lung. The results of many studies suggest a significant relationship of YKL-40 with progression of cancer: incidence of metastases, shorter relapse-free survival and shorter overall survival...
December 27, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026003/quercetin-promotes-the-apoptosis-of-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-by-upregulating-lncrna%C3%A2-malat1
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Fang Pan, Lihua Zhu, Haozhe Lv, Chunpeng Pei
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune joint disease and fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) are the resident mesenchymal cells of synovial joints. Quercetin is a dietary antioxidant. In this study, we aimed to explore the mechanisms responsible for the quercetin-induced apoptosis of FLS from patients with RA (termed RAFLS). RAFLS viability was determined following treatent of the cells with or without quercetin using the Cell Counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay. The apoptosis of the RAFLS was analyzed using the Annexin V-fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) apoptosis detection kit I...
November 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009353/pellino-1-promotes-lung-carcinogenesis-via-the-stabilization-of-slug-and-snail-through-k63-mediated-polyubiquitination
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Yoon Kyung Jeon, Chung Kwon Kim, Kyung Rim Hwang, Hye-Young Park, Jaemoon Koh, Doo Hyun Chung, Chang-Woo Lee, Geun-Hyoung Ha
Pellino-1 is an E3 ubiquitin ligase acting as a critical mediator for a variety of immune receptor signaling pathways, including Toll-like receptors, interleukin-1 receptor and T-cell receptors. We recently showed that the Pellino-1-transgenic (Tg) mice developed multiple tumors with different subtypes in hematolymphoid and solid organs. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the oncogenic role of Pellino-1 in solid tumors remains unknown. Pellino-1-Tg mice developed adenocarcinoma in the lungs, and Pellino-1 expression was higher in human lung adenocarcinoma cell lines compared with non-neoplastic bronchial epithelial cell lines...
December 23, 2016: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007595/the-notch-ligand-delta-like-3-promotes-tumor-growth-and-inhibits-notch-signaling-in-lung-cancer-cells-in-mice
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San-Ming Deng, Xian-Chun Yan, Liang Liang, Li Wang, Yuan Liu, Juan-Li Duan, Zi-Yan Yang, Tian-Fang Chang, Bai Ruan, Qi-Jun Zheng, Hua Han
Although it has been suggested that Dll3, one of the Notch ligands, promotes the proliferation and inhibits the apoptosis of cancer cells, the role of Dll3 in cancers remains unclear. In this study, we found that in the murine Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) cells, the level of Dll3 mRNA changed upon tumor microenvironment (TME) stimulation, namely, decreased under hypoxia or stimulated with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α. Dll3 was also expressed at higher level in human lung carcinoma tissues than in the para-carcinoma tissues...
December 19, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004284/a-phase-i-study-of-tivantinib-in-combination-with-temsirolimus-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Christos E Kyriakopoulos, Amy M Braden, Jill M Kolesar, Jens C Eickhoff, Howard H Bailey, Jennifer Heideman, Glenn Liu, Kari B Wisinski
Background A wide variety of human cancers exhibit dysregulated c-Met activity that has implications in oncogenesis. Phosphorylation of c-Met results in activation of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway. Combined blockade of c-Met and mTOR pathways has shown efficacy in preclinical studies. Tivantinib is a c-Met inhibitor and temsirolimus is a selective mTOR inhibitor. We aimed to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and the recommended phase II dose (RP2D), dose-limiting toxicities (DLT), adverse events (AEs), clinical activity and pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters of the combination...
December 21, 2016: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997009/-genomics-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-pathogenetic-significance-and-clinical-applications
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Raffaele Palmirotta, Silvana Acquafredda, Antonella Argentiero, Claudia Carella, Laura Lanotte, Nicla Pappagallo, Davide Quaresmini, Franco Silvestris
Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), especially adenocarcinoma, have recently undergone dramatic evolution according to the tremendous amount of molecular data collected on this cancer. In fact, the application of oncogenomics has identified novel molecular subtypes of NSCLC and led the way to diagnostic criteria based on the expression of specific genetic alterations that can provide prognostic and specific indications to the molecular targeted therapies. In NSCLC, several genes show "driver" molecular alterations that confer oncogenic potential to progenitor cells through the enrollment of metabolic pathways critical for cell proliferation and tumor development...
December 2016: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
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