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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713949/shikonin-suppresses-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-human-leukemia-nb4-cells-through-modulation-of-mapks-and-c%C3%A2-myc
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Zhi-Ling Shan, Liang Zhong, Chu-Lan Xiao, Liu-Gen Gan, Ting Xu, Hao Song, Rong Yang, Liu Li, Bei-Zhong Liu
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a special subtype of acute myeloid leukemia that responds to treatment with all‑trans retinoic acid and arsenic trioxide. However, severe side effects and drug resistance limit the effectiveness of these treatments. Hence, new drugs for APL are required urgently. Shikonin, an active naphthoquinone derived from the Chinese medical herb Zi Cao exerts antitumor activity in several cancers. In the present study, the effects of shikonin on proliferation and apoptosis in NB4 cells, as well as related mechanisms were assessed...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712407/-detection-and-clinical-significance-of-pml-protein-expression-of-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-cells
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Mei Song, Xiumei Wu, Mei Zhang, Pengcheng He
Objective To study the expression patterns of promyelocytic leukemia (PML) protein at different stages of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) and investigate the effects that the arsenical, all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) and chemotherapeutic drugs on PML protein expression patterns. Methods The bone marrow cells of 42 APL patients, NB4 cells and MR2 cells were collected and treated separately with 1 μmol/L arsenic trioxide (As2O3), 1 μmol/L tetra-arsenic tetra-sulfide (As4S4), 1 μmol/L ATRA, 10 mg/L cytosine arabinoside, and 1 mg/L homoharringtonine...
July 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711674/hplc-hg-afs-determination-of-arsenic-species-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-apl-plasma-and-blood-cells
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Meihua Guo, Wenjing Wang, Xin Hai, Jin Zhou
Arsenic trioxide (ATO) has been successfully used in the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). To clarify the arsenic species in APL patients, high performance liquid chromatography-hydride generation-atomic fluorescence spectrometry (HPLC-HG-AFS) and HG-AFS methods were developed and validated to quantify the plasma concentrations of inorganic arsenic (As(III) and As(V)) and methylated metabolites (MMA and DMA), and the total amounts of arsenic in blood cells and plasma. Blood cells and plasma were digested with mixtures of HNO3H2O2 and analyzed by HG-AFS...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700942/a-pml-slit-axis-controls-physiological-cell-migration-and-cancer-invasion-in-the-cns
#4
Valeria Amodeo, Deli A, Joanne Betts, Stefano Bartesaghi, Ying Zhang, Angela Richard-Londt, Matthew Ellis, Rozita Roshani, Mikaella Vouri, Sara Galavotti, Sarah Oberndorfer, Ana Paula Leite, Alan Mackay, Aikaterini Lampada, Eva Wessel Stratford, Ningning Li, David Dinsdale, David Grimwade, Chris Jones, Pierluigi Nicotera, David Michod, Sebastian Brandner, Paolo Salomoni
Cell migration through the brain parenchyma underpins neurogenesis and glioblastoma (GBM) development. Since GBM cells and neuroblasts use the same migratory routes, mechanisms underlying migration during neurogenesis and brain cancer pathogenesis may be similar. Here, we identify a common pathway controlling cell migration in normal and neoplastic cells in the CNS. The nuclear scaffold protein promyelocytic leukemia (PML), a regulator of forebrain development, promotes neural progenitor/stem cell (NPC) and neuroblast migration in the adult mouse brain...
July 11, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695742/the-human-regulatory-protein-ki-1-57-is-a-target-of-sumoylation-and-affects-pml-nuclear-body-formation
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Ângela Saito, Edmarcia E de Souza, Fernanda C Costa, Gabriela V Meirelles, Kaliandra de Almeida Gonçalves, Marcos T Santos, Gustavo C Bressan, Mark E McComb, Catherine E Costello, Stephen A Whelan, Jörg Kobarg
Ki-1/57 is a nuclear and cytoplasmic regulatory protein first identified in malignant cells from Hodgkin's lymphoma. It is involved in gene expression regulation on both transcriptional and mRNA metabolism levels. Ki-1/57 belongs to the family of intrinsically unstructured proteins, undergoes phosphorylation by PKC and methylation by PRMT1. Previous characterization of its protein interaction profile by yeast two-hybrid screening showed that Ki- 1/57 interacts with proteins of the SUMOylation machinery: the SUMO E2 conjugating enzyme UBC9 and the SUMO E3 ligase PIAS3, which suggested that Ki-1/57 could be involved with this process...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686804/smart-human-serum-albumin-as2o3-nanodrug-with-self-amplified-folate-receptor-targeting-ability-for-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-treatment
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Yongbo Peng, Zilong Zhao, Teng Liu, Xiong Li, Xiaoxiao Hu, Xiaoping Wei, Xiaobing Zhang, Weihong Tan
Arsenic trioxide (ATO, As2O3) is currently used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia. However, expanding its use to include high-dose treatment of other cancers is severely hampered by serious side effects on healthy organs. To address these limitations, we loaded ATO onto folate (FA)-labeled human serum albumin (HSA) pretreated with glutathione (GSH) based on the low pH- and GSH-sensitive arsenic-sulfur bond, and we termed the resulting smart nanodrug as FA-HSA-ATO. FA-HSA-ATO could specifically recognize folate receptor-β-positive chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) cells, resulting in more intracellular accumulation of ATO...
July 7, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679299/arsenic-trioxide-decreases-the-amount-and-inhibits-the-function-of-regulatory-t-cells-which-may-contribute-to-its-efficacy-in-the-treatment-of-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia
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Wen Xu, Xiaoxia Li, Lina Quan, Jiying Yao, Guannan Mu, Jingjie Guo, Yitong Wang
Arsenic trioxide (ATO) exhibits substantial clinical efficacy in the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Here, we investigated whether ATO exerts its efficacy by affecting regulatory T (Treg) cells. We determined whether ATO treatment influenced the amount and function of purified Treg cells. We also examined the effect of ATO treatment on Treg cells from APL patients. ATO treatment induced apoptosis in purified Treg cells and dampened the inhibition of effector T (Teff) cells proliferation and the secretion of cytokine by Treg cells...
July 6, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678748/the-antitumor-effect-of-arsenic-trioxide-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-is-enhanced-by-andrographolide
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Xuhua Duan, Tengfei Li, Xinwei Han, Jianzhuang Ren, Pengfei Chen, Hao Li, Shaojun Gong
High concentrations of arsenic trioxide (As2O3) are used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia and solid tumors, with negative side effects to normal cells. Andrographolide is a traditional Chinese medicine that exerts anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-virus, and anti-diabetic effects. Here, we tested the effects of combined andrographolide with As2O3 against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We found that by increasing apoptosis, andrographolide synergistically enhanced the anti-tumor effects of As2O3 in HepG2 cells in vitro and in vivo...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673597/infections-caused-by-resistant-organisms-could-organic-arsenic-compounds-be-an-effective-treatment
#9
Victor D Warner, Albert H Soloway
Without question one of the most important medicinal chemistry discoveries of the 20th century was made by Paul Ehrlich and his colleagues, chemist, Alfred Bertheim and bacteriologist, Sahachiro Hata. They ushered in the age of targeted chemotherapy in 1910 with the discovery of the anti-syphilitic organic arsenic agent, arsphenamine or Salvarsan (also known as 606). It was the clinical compound of choice for treating syphilis until penicillin and other antibiotics were introduced clinically in the 1940s. Yet now, more than 100years after its discovery, the precise biochemical mechanism by which this compound eliminates the syphilis spirochete in vivo from humans and animals remains unknown...
July 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670885/anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-effects-of-sorafenib-and-arsenic-trioxide-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cell-lines
#10
Atousa Haghi, Saeed Mohammadi, Masoumeh Heshmati, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Mohsen Nikbakht
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), is a clonal disorder caused by acquired somatic mutations and chromosomal rearrangements. According to some evidence, progression of hematolymphoid malignancies depends on the induction of new blood vessel formation under the influence of acute leukemia. Various factors are produced by cancer cells under hypoxic conditions to increase vascular formation. Among these, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a crucial role. Cytotoxicity and anticancer effects of arsenic trioxide (ATO) have been reported in many cancers...
June 25, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670501/pten-is-a-negative-regulator-of-mitotic-checkpoint-complex-during-the-cell-cycle
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Byeong H Choi, Steve Xie, Wei Dai
Nuclear PTEN plays an important role during mitosis. To understand the molecular basis by which PTEN mediates mitotic progression, we examined whether PTEN regulated the formation of mitotic checkpoint complex (MCC). We observed that arsenic trioxide, a mitotic inducer, stimulated nuclear translocation of PTEN in a time-dependent manner. PTEN physically interacted with Cdc20 and Mad2, two important components of MCC. Arsenic treatment diminished the physical association of PTEN with BubR1 and Bub3 but not with Cdc20 and Mad2...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666216/assessment-of-28-trace-elements-and-17-amino-acid-levels-in-muscular-tissues-of-broiler-chicken-gallus-gallus-suffering-from-arsenic-trioxide
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Si-Wen Li, Ying He, Hong-Jing Zhao, Yu Wang, Juan-Juan Liu, Yi-Zhi Shao, Jing-Lun Li, Xiao Sun, Li-Na Zhang, Ming-Wei Xing
The contents of 28 trace elements, 17 amino acid were evaluated in muscular tissues (wings, crureus and pectoralis) of chickens in response to arsenic trioxide (As2O3). A total of 200 one-day-old male Hy-line chickens were fed either a commercial diet (C-group) or an As2O3 supplement diet containing 7.5mg/kg (L-group), 15mg/kg (M-group) or 30mg/kg (H-group) As2O3 for 90 days. The elements content was analyzed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Under As2O3 exposure, the concentration of As were elevated 8...
June 27, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656178/gene-knockout-shows-that-pml-trim19-does-not-restrict-the-early-stages-of-hiv-1-infection-in-human-cell-lines
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Nasser Masroori, Pearl Cherry, Natacha Merindol, Jia-Xin Li, Caroline Dufour, Lina Poulain, Mélodie B Plourde, Lionel Berthoux
The PML (promyelocytic leukemia) protein is a member of the TRIM family, a large group of proteins that show high diversity in functions but possess a common tripartite motif giving the family its name. We and others recently reported that both murine PML (mPML) and human PML (hPML) strongly restrict the early stages of infection by HIV-1 and other lentiviruses when expressed in mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs). This restriction activity was found to contribute to the type I interferon (IFN-I)-mediated inhibition of HIV-1 in MEFs...
May 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641620/-role-of-microparticles-derived-from-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-cells-in-coagulopathy
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Ying-Mei Zhang, Bo Chen, Long-Yue Wu, Jin-Xiao Hou, Jin-Yue Fu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of microparticle (MP) derived from acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) cells and tissue factor (TF) carried by the MP in hypercoagulable state, and the effect of treatment with cytotoxic chemotherapy/differentiating agents on procoagulant activity (PCA) of these MP. METHODS: Bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMNC) were extracted from 5 APL patients and 5 sex- and age- matched patients with iron deficiency anemia as controls. The cells were cultured in vitro for 48 h, then MP-rich culture medium and MP-free culture medium were harvested and MP was further obtained from certain volume of MP-rich culture medium...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637474/arsenic-trioxide-inhibits-ebv-reactivation-and-promotes-cell-death-in-ebv-positive-lymphoma-cells
#15
Qinyan Yin, Mark Sides, Christopher H Parsons, Erik K Flemington, Joseph A Lasky
BACKGROUND: Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is associated with hematopoietic malignancies, such as Burkitt's lymphoma, post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder, and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The current approach for EBV-associated lymphoma involves chemotherapy to eradicate cancer cells, however, normal cells may be injured and organ dysfunction may occur with currently employed regimens. This research is focused on employing arsenic trioxide (ATO) as EBV-specific cancer therapy takes advantage of the fact the EBV resides within the malignant cells...
June 21, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612524/-effect-of-cell-autophagy-on-the-apoptosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-induced-by-arsenic-trioxide
#16
Yang Li, Shi-Yan Gu, Zun-Zhen Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of autophagy on the apoptosis of hepatocellular carcinoma cells induced by arsenic trioxide (ATO). METHODS: Hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells were exposed to ATO. The cell viability was detected by MTT after adjustments for autophagy agonist (Rap) and autophagy inhibitor (3-MA). The autophagosome was observed under electronic microscope. The autophagy related proteins (LC3 and Beclin1) were detected by immunofluorescence. The cell apoptosis was measured by flow cytometry...
March 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611353/determination-of-arsenic-and-lead-in-single-hair-strands-by-laser-ablation-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry
#17
Ruxin Luo, Xiaohong Su, Weicong Xu, Sujing Zhang, Xianyi Zhuo, Dong Ma
The purpose of this study was to develop matrix-matched hair standards and a LA-ICP-MS technique for determination of the As and Pb in a single human hair using single spot scan mode. These results could subsequently be used to infer when the element entered the body. This study was conducted in two parts. First, a method was developed and validated for the elemental analysis of hair by LA-ICP-MS. A calibration strategy in LA-ICP-MS was developed using prepared matrix-matched laboratory hair standards doped with analytes of interest at a defined concentration...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597167/predictors-of-thrombohemorrhagic-early-death-in-children-and-adolescents-with-t-15-17-positive-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-treated-with-atra-and-chemotherapy
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Oussama Abla, Raul C Ribeiro, Anna Maria Testi, Pau Montesinos, Ursula Creutzig, Lillian Sung, Giancarlo Di Giuseppe, Derek Stephens, James H Feusner, Bayard L Powell, Henrik Hasle, Gertjan J L Kaspers, Luciano Dalla-Pozza, Alvaro Lassaletta, Martin S Tallman, Franco Locatelli, Dirk Reinhardt, Francesco Lo-Coco, Johann Hitzler, Miguel A Sanz
Clinical trials on childhood acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) report early death (ED) rates of 3-8%, but predictors of thrombohemorrhagic (TH)-ED are not well understood. In a retrospective study, we aimed to determine the incidence and predictors of TH-ED in childhood APL. Data were analyzed from children and adolescents with t(15;17)-positive APL (n = 683) who started treatment with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) and chemotherapy in different international studies. Demographic data; initial white blood cell (WBC), peripheral blood (PB) blast, and platelet counts; hemoglobin value; coagulation parameters; morphologic variant (M3 or M3v); and induction details were analyzed...
June 8, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587418/synergistic-inhibition-of-leukemia-wehi-3-cell-growth-by-arsenic-trioxide-and-hedyotis-diffusa-willd-extract-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#19
Yu-Jui Kuo, Yan-Jin Liu, Tzong-Der Way, Su-Yin Chiang, Jaung-Geng Lin, Jing-Gung Chung
Arsenic trioxide (ATO) is clinically used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL); however, the therapeutic dose of ATO may prompt critical cardiac side effects. Combination therapy may be used to improve the therapeutic efficiency. To evaluate this possibility, the present study determined the combined effects of Hedyotis diffusa Willd (HDW) extract and ATO in leukemic WEHI-3 cells. The results demonstrated that co-treatment of HDW with ATO resulted in a synergistic augmentation of cytotoxicity in cells at the concentration tested...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586751/direct-separation-of-arsenic-and-antimony-oxides-by-high-temperature-filtration-with-porous-feal-intermetallic
#20
Huibin Zhang, Xinli Liu, Yao Jiang, Lin Gao, Linping Yu, Nan Lin, Yuehui He, C T Liu
A temperature-controlled selective filtration technology for synchronous removal of arsenic and recovery of antimony from the fume produced from reduction smelting process of lead anode slimes was proposed. The chromium (Cr) alloyed FeAl intermetallic with an asymmetric pore structure was developed as the high-temperature filter material after evaluating its corrosive resistance, structural stability and mechanical properties. The results showed that porous FeAl alloyed with 20wt.% Cr had a long term stability in a high-temperature sulfide-bearing environment...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
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