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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445931/high-glucose-induces-apoptosis-via-upregulation-of-bim-expression-in-proximal-tubule-epithelial-cells
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Xiao-Qian Zhang, Jian-Jun Dong, Tian Cai, Xue Shen, Xiao-Jun Zhou, Lin Liao
Diabetic nephropathy is the primary cause of end-stage renal disease. Apoptosis of tubule epithelial cells is a major feature of diabetic nephropathy. The mechanisms of high glucose (HG) induced apoptosis are not fully understood. Here we demonstrated that, HG induced apoptosis via upregulating the expression of proapoptotic Bcl-2 homology domain 3 (BH3)-only protein Bim protein, but not bring a significant change in the baseline level of autophagy in HK2 cells. The increase of Bim expression was caused by the ugregulation of transcription factors, FOXO1 and FOXO3a...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440481/the-specific-killing-effect-of-matrine-on-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-cells-by-targeting-the-akt-foxo3a-signaling-pathway
#2
Shoumin Bai, Ting Chen, Xiaoli Yu, Ming Luo, Xianju Chen, Chunhao Lin, Yiming Lai, Hai Huang
Matrine, a Sophora alkaloid, exhibits antiproliferative and anti-carcinogenic activities through several mechanisms. In a previous study, we found that matrine could effectively inhibit the proliferation of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). In the present study, the effect of matrine and LY294002 on the expression of the Akt/FoxO3a signaling pathway was examined by western blot analyses and RT-PCR. We discovered that matrine significantly inhibited the proliferation of both prostate cancer cell line PC-3 and prostate epithelial cell line RWPE1, induced apoptosis and induced cell cycle arrest...
May 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436000/foxo3a-suppression-and-vps34-activity-are-essential-to-anti-atrophic-effects-of-leucine-in-skeletal-muscle
#3
Igor L Baptista, João G Silvestre, William J Silva, Siegfried Labeit, Anselmo S Moriscot
Our aim is to gain insight into the mechanisms underlying the anti-atrophic effects of leucine, namely, the way that this amino acid can restrain the up-regulation of MuRF1 and Mafbx/Atrogin-1 in muscle atrophy. Male rats received dietary leucine supplementation for 1-3 days, during which time their hind limbs were immobilized. Our results showed that leucine inhibited Forkhead Box O3 (FoxO3a) translocation to cell nuclei. In addition, leucine was able to reverse the expected reduction of FoXO3a ubiquitination caused by immobilization...
April 24, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432521/intermittent-food-restriction-initiated-late-in-life-prolongs-lifespan-and-retards-the-onset-of-age-related-markers-in-the-annual-fish-nothobranchius-guentheri
#4
Xia Wang, Xiaoyuan Du, Yang Zhou, Su Wang, Feng Su, Shicui Zhang
Two of the most studied and widely accepted conjectures on possible aging mechanisms are the oxidative stress hypothesis and the insulin/insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) signaling (IIS) pathway. Intermittent fasting (IF) is known to modulate aging and to prolong lifespan in a variety of organisms, but the mechanisms are still under debate. In this study, we first demonstrated that late-onset two consecutive days a week fasting, a form of IF, termed intermittent food restriction (IFR), exhibited a time-dependent effect, and long-term late-onset IFR extended the mean lifespan and maximum lifespan by approximately 3...
April 21, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427239/foxo3a-dependent-bim-transcription-protects-mice-from-a-high-fat-diet-via-inhibition-of-activation-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-by-facilitating-autophagy-flux-in-kupffer-cells
#5
Liu Yan, Zhang Wenfeng, Wu Xiaoling, Gong Jianping
BACKGROUND: The role of Foxo3a in the regulation of autophagy flux and activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome in KCs suffering from HFD conditions is unknown. RESULTS: Up-regulation of Foxo3a restored autophagy flux and dampened the activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome in KCs stimulated with PA and LPS. In contrast, down-regulation of Foxo3a increased blockage of autophagy flux and promoted NLRP3 inflammasome activation. Additionally, mRNA levels of Bim were significantly changed with the alteration of Foxo3a in KCs under PA and LPS stimulation among foxo3a targeted genes...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427129/-the-role-of-foxo3a-bim-signaling-in-triptolide-induced-bladder-cancer-t24-cells-apoptosis
#6
L L Yang, X Y Wang, L Y Zheng, S J Fang, M Xu, Z W Zhao, J S Ji
Objective: To investigate the role of FOXO3a-Bim signaling in triptolide induced bladder cancer T24 cells apoptosis. Methods: T24 cells were used and divided into control group, triptolide group(50 nmol/L), MK2206 group(50 nmol/L triptolide+ 5 μmol/L MK2206), FOXO3a-siRNA group(50 nmol/L triptolide+ 100 nmol/L FOXO3a-siRNA), Bim-siRNA group (50 nmol/L triptolide+ 100 nmol/L Bim-siRNA). MTT assay was used to analyze the cells growth inhibition.Annexin V/PI staining was implemented to detect cell apoptosis rate, the expression of p-Akt, Akt, p-FOXO3a, FOXO3a, Bim, Bax...
April 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418782/knockdown-of-il-8-provoked-premature-senescence-of-placenta-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Juan-Juan Li, Feng-Xia Ma, You-Wei Wang, Fang Chen, Shi-Hong Lu, Ying Chi, Wen-Jing Du, Bao-Quan Song, Liang-Ding Hu, Hu Chen, Zhong-Chao Han
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have shown promise for use in cell therapy, and due to their tumor tropism can serve as vehicles for delivering therapeutic agents to tumor sites. Because interleukin-8 (IL-8) is known to mediate the protumor effect of MSCs, elimination of IL-8 secretion by MSCs may enhance their safety for use in cancer gene therapy. However, little is known concerning the effect of endogenously secreted IL-8 on MSCs. We performed studies using placenta-derived MSCs (PMSCs) to determine whether knockdown of IL-8 would influence their biological activity...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415690/identification-of-dna-pkcs-as-a-primary-resistance-factor-of-tic10-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#8
Long Cheng, Yuan-Yuan Liu, Pei-Hua Lu, Yi Peng, Qiang Yuan, Xin-Shi Gu, Yong Jin, Min-Bin Chen, Xu-Ming Bai
The current study tested the anti-hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell activity of TIC10, a first-in-class small-molecule tumor necrosis (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) inducer. TIC10 exerted potent anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic actions in primary and established human HCC cells. TIC10 blocked Akt-Erk activation, leading to Foxo3a nuclear translocation, as well as TRAIL and death receptor-5 (DR5) transcription in HCC cells. We propose that DNA-PKcs is a major resistance factor of TIC10 possibly via inhibiting Foxo3a nuclear translocation...
March 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412322/microrna-130b-transcriptionally-regulated-by-histone-h3-deacetylation-renders-akt-ubiquitination-and-apoptosis-resistance-to-6-ohda
#9
Liang Xu, Yu Jia, Xiang-Hong Yang, Fang Han, Yang Zheng, Yin Ni, Xu Chen, Jun Hong, Jing-Quan Liu, Qian Li, Ren-Hua Sun, Shi-Jing Mo
Apoptosis of DA neurons is a contributing cause of disability and death for Parkinson's disease (PD). Akt may become a potential therapeutic target for PD since Akt has been deactivated during DA neuron apoptosis. We previously demonstrated that Akt confers apoptosis resistance against 6-OHDA in DA neuron-like PC12 cells, yet the underlying mechanisms accounted for this are not fully understood. Here we report that microRNA-130b (miR-130b)-dependent and cylindromatosis (CYLD) repression-mediated Akt ubiquitination renders apoptosis resistance of PC12 cells to 6-OHDA, which elicits histone H3 deacetylation-induced transcriptional downregulation of miR-130b vice versa...
April 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411231/angiotensin-1-7-attenuates-angiotensin-ii-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-via-a-sirt3-dependent-mechanism
#10
Lirong Guo, Ankang Yin, Qi Zhang, Tiecheng Zhong, Stephen T O'Rourke, Chengwen Sun
The objectives of the current study were to investigate the effect of Ang-(1-7) on the development of cardiac hypertrophy, and to identify the intracellular mechanism underlying this action of Ang-(1-7). Blood pressure and heart rate were recorded using radiotelemetry before and after chronic subcutaneous infusion of control (PBS), Ang II, Ang-(1-7), or Ang II+Ang-(1-7) for 4 weeks in normotensive rats. Chronic administration of Ang-(1-7) did not affect either basal blood pressure or the Ang II-induced elevation in blood pressure...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407836/-role-of-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-mediated-foxo3a-nuclear-translocation-in-neuronal-apoptosis-in-neonatal-rats-with-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-damage
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De-Yuan Li, Jin-Lin Wu, Li-Li Luo, Li-Na Qiao, Zhong-Qiang Liu, Guo-Yan Lu, Yang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the mechanisms of neuroprotective effects of c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK)/FOXO3a transcription factor signaling pathway inhibition on hypoxic-ischemic neuronal apoptosis in neonatal rats with hypoxic-ischemic brain damage (HIBD). METHODS: Sixty-four 7-day-old Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups: hypoxia-ischemia (HI), sham-operated, JNK specific inhibitor AS601245-treated, and DMSO vehicle. Rats' cerebral cortexes were collected at 24 hours after HI...
April 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407698/spermidine-coupled-with-exercise-rescues-skeletal-muscle-atrophy-from-d-gal-induced-aging-rats-through-enhanced-autophagy-and-reduced-apoptosis-via-ampk-foxo3a-signal-pathway
#12
Jingjing Fan, Xiaoqi Yang, Jie Li, Ziyang Shu, Jun Dai, Xingran Liu, Biao Li, Shaohui Jia, Xianjuan Kou, Yi Yang, Ning Chen
The quality control of skeletal muscle is a continuous requirement throughout the lifetime, although its functions and quality present as a declining trend during aging process. Dysfunctional or deficient autophagy and excessive apoptosis may contribute to the atrophy of senescent skeletal muscle. Spermidine, as a natural polyamine, can be involved in important cellular functions for lifespan extension and stress resistance in several model organisms through activating autophagy. Similarly, cellular autophagic responses to exercise have also been extensively investigated...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390176/cucurbitacin-b-protects-against-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Yang Xiao, Zheng Yang, Qing-Qing Wu, Xiao-Han Jiang, Yuan Yuan, Wei Chang, Zhou Yan Bian, Jin Xiu Zhu, Qi-Zhu Tang
Lack of effective anti-cardiac hypertrophy drugs creates a major cause for the increasing prevalence of heart failure. In the present study, we determined the anti-hypertrophy and anti-fibrosis potential of a natural plant triterpenoid, Cucurbitacin B both in vitro and in vivo. Aortic banding (AB) was performed to induce cardiac hypertrophy. After 1 week of surgery, mice were receive cucurbitacin B treatment (Gavage, 0.2 mg/kg body weight/2 day). Afer 4 weeks of AB, cucurbitacin B demonstrated a strong anti- hypertrophy and anti-fibrosis ability as evidenced by decreased of heart weight, myocardial cell cross-sectional area and interstitial fibrosis, ameliorated of systolic and diastolic abnormalities, normalized in gene expression of hypertrophic and fibrotic markers, reserved microvascular density in pressure overload induced hypertrophic mice...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388574/over-expression-of-growth-differentiation-factor-15-gdf15-preventing-cold-ischemia-reperfusion-i-r-injury-in-heart-transplantation-through-foxo3a-signaling
#14
Yixin Zhang, Lisa A Moszczynski, Qing Liu, Jifu Jiang, Duo Zhao, Douglas Quan, Tina Mele, Vivian McAlister, Anthony Jevnikar, Seung Joon Baek, Kexiang Liu, Xiufen Zheng
Ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury which inevitably occurs during heart transplantation is the major factor leading to organ failure and graft rejection. In order to develop new therapies to prevent I/R injury, we used both a murine heart transplantation model with 24 hour cold I/R and an in vitro cell culture system to determine whether growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15) is a protective factor in preventing I/R injury in heart transplantation and to further investigate underlying mechanisms of I/R injury...
March 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386112/sodium-fluoride-induces-nephrotoxicity-via-oxidative-stress-regulated-mitochondrial-sirt3-signaling-pathway
#15
Chao Song, Beibei Fu, Jingcheng Zhang, Jiamin Zhao, Mengke Yuan, Wei Peng, Yong Zhang, Haibo Wu
Accumulation of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (mROS) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of fluorosis. As the main mitochondrial deacetylase, SIRT3 is closely associated with oxidative stress. To investigate the role of SIRT3 in response to sodium fluoride (NaF)-induced nephrotoxicity. Our results showed that NaF treatment impaired mitochondrial ultrastructure, decreased cell viability and increased apoptosis in TCMK-1 cells. Oxidative stress, detected by mROS and 8-Hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) were higher in NaF-treated cells, accompanied by decreased level of reduced glutathione (GSH)...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380414/the-role-of-sirt1-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
#16
REVIEW
Hedyieh Karbasforooshan, Gholamreza Karimi
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) has been increasing worldwide. Diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCP) is the major risk for diabetes associated morbidity and mortality. Hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia play an indispensable role in underlying mechanisms of DCP. They increase advanced glycation end products (AGEs) following a series of events leading to myocardial damage and cardiomyopathy which include oxidative stress, increased inflammation, fibrosis, hypertrophy and apoptosis. SIRT1 is a nicotinamide adenosine dinucleotide (NAD)-dependent deacetylase that removes acetyl groups from proteins which can be implicated in DCP...
April 2, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371201/ketone-bodies-mimic-the-life-span-extending-properties-of-caloric-restriction
#17
REVIEW
Richard L Veech, Patrick C Bradshaw, Kieran Clarke, William Curtis, Robert Pawlosky, M Todd King
The extension of life span by caloric restriction has been studied across species from yeast and Caenorhabditis elegans to primates. No generally accepted theory has been proposed to explain these observations. Here, we propose that the life span extension produced by caloric restriction can be duplicated by the metabolic changes induced by ketosis. From nematodes to mice, extension of life span results from decreased signaling through the insulin/insulin-like growth factor receptor signaling (IIS) pathway...
April 3, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369685/isorhapontigenin-a-bioavailable-dietary-polyphenol-suppresses-airway-epithelial-cell-inflammation-through-a-corticosteroid-independent-mechanism
#18
Samuel Chao Ming Yeo, Peter S Fenwick, Peter J Barnes, Hai Shu Lin, Louise E Donnelly
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a corticosteroid-resistant airway inflammatory condition. Resveratrol has exhibited anti-inflammatory activities in COPD but has weak potency and poor pharmacokinetics. This study aims to evaluate the potential of isorhapontigenin, another dietary polyphenol, as a novel anti-inflammatory agent for COPD by examining its effects in vitro and its pharmacokinetics in vivo. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Primary human airway epithelial cells derived from healthy and COPD subjects and A549 epithelial cells were incubated with isorhapontigenin or resveratrol and stimulated with IL-1β in the presence or absence of cigarette smoke extract...
March 30, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358423/circulating-microrna-194-regulates-human-melanoma-cells-via-pi3k-akt-foxo3a-and-p53-p21-signaling-pathway
#19
Ming Bai, Mingzi Zhang, Fei Long, Nanze Yu, Ang Zeng, Ru Zhao
In the present study, we analyzed the role of microRNA-194 circulating regulated human melanoma cell growth. We found that microRNA-194 expression was markedly suppressed in human melanoma patients, compared with negative control group. Next, disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) of high expression in human melanoma patients was higher than those of low expression in human melanoma patients. MicroRNA-194 overexpression inhibited cell proliferation, induced apoptosis, increased caspase-3/-9 activities and promoted Bax/Bcl-2 of human melanoma cells...
March 30, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345464/microrna-590-3p-promotes-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-by-targeting-inositol-polyphosphate-4-phosphatase-type-ii-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells
#20
Haiwen Chen, Qidong Luo, Hongliang Li
Inositol polyphosphate 4-phosphatase type II emerges as a tumor suppressor in prostate cancer, and its loss of expression is associated with poor prognosis for prostate cancer. However, the mechanism of downregulation of inositol polyphosphate 4-phosphatase type II in prostate cancer development has not yet been fully clarified. In this study, microRNA-590-3p was found to be upregulated in both prostate cancer tissues and cell lines. Overexpression of microRNA-590-3p by microRNA-590-3p mimics promoted prostate cancer cell proliferation and invasion and accelerated the growth of xenografted tumors, while microRNA-590-3p inhibitors contributed to inhibition of cellular proliferation and invasion as well as tumor growth...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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