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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212547/resveratrol-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-with-docetaxel-in-prostate-cancer-cells-via-a-p53-p21waf1-cip1-and-p27kip1-pathway
#1
Santosh Kumar Singh, Saswati Banerjee, Edward P Acosta, James W Lillard, Rajesh Singh
Resveratrol (RES) is the most effective natural products used for the treatment of a variety of cancers. In this study, we tested the effect of RES in enhancing the efficacy of docetaxel (DTX) treatment in prostate cancer (PCa) cells. The C4-2B and DU-145 cell lines were treated with RES, DTX and combination followed by evaluating the apoptosis and cell cycle progression. The combined drug treatment up-regulates the pro-apoptotic genes (BAX, BID, and BAK), cleaved PARP and down regulates the anti-apoptotic genes (MCL-1, BCL-2, BCL-XL) promoting apoptosis...
February 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211035/resveratrol-decreases-foxo-protein-expression-through-pi3k-akt-dependent-pathway-inhibition-in-h2o2-treated-synoviocytes
#2
Bin Xu, Gaoyuan Wang, Junqiang Zhang, Wei Cao, Xiaoyu Chen
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of resveratrol (Res) on hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-treated fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLSs) in vitro. We studied the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)-Akt pathway inhibition-mediated effects of Res on forkhead box O (FoXO) mRNA expression levels. FLS viability was determined by Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay, and FLS apoptosis was measured by terminal deoxyribo nucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick-end labeling (TUNEL) staining and flow cytometry...
February 17, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209992/from-basic-apoptosis-discoveries-to-advanced-selective-bcl-2-family-inhibitors
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Avi Ashkenazi, Wayne J Fairbrother, Joel D Leverson, Andrew J Souers
Members of the B cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2) gene family have a central role in regulating programmed cell death by controlling pro-apoptotic and anti-apoptotic intracellular signals. In cancer, apoptosis evasion through dysregulation of specific BCL-2 family genes is a recurring event; accordingly, selective inhibition of specific anti-apoptotic BCL-2 family proteins represents an exciting therapeutic opportunity. A combination of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based screening and structure-based drug design has yielded the first bona fide BCL-2 homology 3 (BH3) mimetics, including the BCL-2 and BCL-XL dual antagonist navitoclax, which is the first BCL-2 family inhibitor to show efficacy in patients with cancer...
February 17, 2017: Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208611/betulinic-acid-mediated-apoptosis-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells-involves-p53-and-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
#4
Eswar Shankar, Ailin Zhang, Daniel Franco, Sanjay Gupta
Defects in p53 and nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) signaling pathways are frequently observed in the initiation and development of various human malignancies, including prostate cancer. Clinical studies demonstrate higher expression of NF-κB/p65/RelA, NF-κB/p50/RelB, and cRel as well as downregulation of the p53 network in primary prostate cancer specimens and in metastatic tumors. Betulinic acid (BA), is a triterpenoid that has been reported to be an effective inducer of apoptosis through modification of several signaling pathways...
February 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205608/blockage-of-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-4-alleviates-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-mice
#5
Qian Dong, Jing Li, Qiong-Feng Wu, Ning Zhao, Cheng Qian, Dan Ding, Bin-Bin Wang, Lei Chen, Ke-Fang Guo, Dehao Fu, Bing Han, Yu-Hua Liao, Yi-Mei Du
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 (TRPV4) is a Ca(2+)-permeable nonselective cation channel and can be activated during ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). This study tested whether blockade of TRPV4 can alleviate myocardial I/R injury in mice. TRPV4 expression began to increase at 1 h, reached statistically at 4 h, and peaked at 24-72 h. Treatment with the selective TRPV4 antagonist HC-067047 or TRPV4 knockout markedly ameliorated myocardial I/R injury as demonstrated by reduced infarct size, decreased troponin T levels and improved cardiac function at 24 h after reperfusion...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202514/mcl-1-degradation-is-required-for-targeted-therapeutics-to-eradicate-colon-cancer-cells
#6
Jingshan Tong, Peng Wang, Shuai Tan, Dongshi Chen, Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska, Fangdong Zou, Jian Yu, Lin Zhang
The Bcl-2 family protein Mcl-1 is often degraded in cancer cells subjected to effective therapeutic treatment, and defective Mcl-1 degradation has been associated with intrinsic and acquired drug resistance. However, a causal relationship between Mcl-1 degradation and anticancer drug responses has not been directly established, especially in solid tumor cells where Mcl-1 inhibition alone is insufficient to trigger cell death. In this study, we present evidence that Mcl-1 participates directly in determining effective therapeutic responses in colon cancer cells...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202255/alleviation-of-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-by-endogenous-estrogen-involves-maintaining-bcl-2-expression-via-the-er%C3%AE-signalling-pathway
#7
Zeng-Li Zhang, Pei Qin, Yuhong Liu, Li-Xia Zhang, Hang Guo, You-Liang Deng, Yizhao-Liu, Yu-Shu Hou, Li-Yang Wang, Yi Miao, Yu-Long Ma, Wu-Gang Hou
The neuroprotective effects of estrogen against cerebral ischaemia have been confirmed by multiple basic and clinical studies. However, most of these studies used exogenous estrogen administered via different injection methods, and the neuroprotective effects of endogenous estrogen produced by ovaries during different phases of estrous cycle and the underlying mechanisms involved have rarely been explored. In this study, we first identified the stage of estrous cycle via vaginal smears and then measured serum estradiol levels at each phase via radioimmunoassay...
February 12, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199969/astragalin-induced-cell-death-is-caspase-dependent-and-enhances-the-susceptibility-of-lung-cancer-cells-to-tumor-necrosis-factor-by-inhibiting-the-nf-%C3%B0%C2%BAb-pathway
#8
Minghui Chen, Fangfang Cai, Daolong Zha, Xueshi Wang, Wenjing Zhang, Yan He, Qilai Huang, Hongqin Zhuang, Zi-Chun Hua
Flavonoids are naturally occurring polyphenolic compounds and are among the most promising anticancer agents. Here, we demonstrate that the flavonoid astragalin (AG), also known as kaempferol-3-O-β-D-glucoside, induces cell death. This was prevented by the caspase inhibitors z-DEVD-FMK and z-LEHD-FMK. AG-induced cell death was associated with an increase in the Bax:Bcl-2 ratio and amplified by the inhibition of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)-1/2 and Akt signaling. Meanwhile, AG suppressed LPS-induced NF-κB activation...
February 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197857/diallyl-disulfide-suppresses-the-inflammation-and-apoptosis-resistance-induced-by-dca-through-ros-and-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-human-barrett-s-epithelial-cells
#9
Cheng Feng, Yumei Luo, Yuanyuan Nian, Dong Liu, Xiaoran Yin, Jing Wu, Jia Di, Rong Zhang, Jun Zhang
Barrett's esophagus (BE) is generally accepted as the only precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Deoxycholic acid (DCA)-induced inflammation and apoptotic resistance play an important role in the carcinogenesis and progression from BE to EAC. Diallyl disulfide (DADS) is a garlic-derived natural organosulfur compound. This study investigated whether DADS has chemopreventive effects against BE and the potentially related signaling pathway. BAR-T cells were treated with DCA in the presence or absence of DADS...
February 14, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197640/sb-t-121205-a-next-generation-taxane-enhances-apoptosis-and-inhibits-migration-invasion-in-mcf-7-ptx-cells
#10
Xiaowei Zheng, Changwei Wang, Yuanming Xing, Siying Chen, Ti Meng, Haisheng You, Iwao Ojima, Yalin Dong
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women. Paclitaxel, a mitotic inhibitor, is highly effective in the treatment of breast cancer. However, development of resistance to paclitaxel limits its clinical use. Identifying new compounds and new strategies that are effective against breast cancer, in particular drug-resistant cancer, is of great importance. the aim of the present study was to explore the potential of a next-generation taxoid, SB-T-121205, in modulating the proliferation, migration and invasion of paclitaxel-resistant human breast cancer cells (MCF-7/PTX) and further evaluate the underlying molecular mechanisms...
February 10, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197319/structure-based-design-of-non-natural-peptidic-macrocyclic-mcl-1-inhibitors
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Jeffrey W Johannes, Stephanie Bates, Carl Beigie, Matthew A Belmonte, John Breen, Shenggen Cao, Paolo A Centrella, Matthew A Clark, John W Cuozzo, Christoph E Dumelin, Andrew D Ferguson, Sevan Habeshian, David Hargreaves, Camil Joubran, Steven Kazmirski, Anthony D Keefe, Michelle L Lamb, Haiye Lan, Yunxia Li, Hao Ma, Scott Mlynarski, Martin J Packer, Philip B Rawlins, Daniel W Robbins, Haidong Shen, Eric A Sigel, Holly H Soutter, Nancy Su, Dawn M Troast, Haiyun Wang, Kate F Wickson, Chengyan Wu, Ying Zhang, Qiuying Zhao, Xiaolan Zheng, Alexander W Hird
Mcl-1 is a pro-apoptotic BH3 protein family member similar to Bcl-2 and Bcl-xL. Overexpression of Mcl-1 is often seen in various tumors and allows cancer cells to evade apoptosis. Here we report the discovery and optimization of a series of non-natural peptide Mcl-1 inhibitors. Screening of DNA-encoded libraries resulted in hit compound 1, a 1.5 μM Mcl-1 inhibitor. A subsequent crystal structure demonstrated that compound 1 bound to Mcl-1 in a β-turn conformation, such that the two ends of the peptide were close together...
February 9, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197098/in-vitro-antiproliferative-and-apoptosis-inducing-effect-of-allium-atroviolaceum-bulb-extract-on-breast-cervical-and-liver-cancer-cells
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Somayeh Khazaei, Norhaizan M Esa, Vasudevan Ramachandran, Roslida A Hamid, Ashok K Pandurangan, Ali Etemad, Patimah Ismail
Natural products are considered potent sources for novel drug discovery and development. The multiple therapeutic effects of natural compounds in traditional medicine motivate us to evaluate the cytotoxic activity of bulb of Allium atroviolaceum in MCF7 and MDA-MB-231, HeLa and HepG2 cell lines. The bulb methanol extract of A. atroviolaceum was found to be an active cell proliferation inhibitor at the time and dose dependent manner. Determination of DNA content by flow cytometry demonstrated S and G2/M phase arrest of MCF-7 cell, correlated to Cdk1 downregulation, S phase arrest in MDA-MB-231 which is p53 and Cdk1-dependent, sub-G0 cell cycle arrest in HeLa aligned with Cdk1 downregulation, G0/G1, S, G2/M phase arrest in HepG2 which is p53-dependent...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196134/alterations-in-estrogen-signalling-pathways-upon-acquisition-of-anthracycline-resistance-in-breast-tumor-cells
#13
Simon Chewchuk, Baoqing Guo, Amadeo Mark Parissenti
Intrinsic or acquired drug resistance is a major impediment to the successful treatment of women with breast cancer using chemotherapy. We have observed that MCF-7 breast tumor cells selected for resistance to doxorubicin or epirubicin (MCF-7DOX2 and MCF-7EPI cells, respectively) exhibited increased expression of several members of the aldo-keto reductase (AKR) gene family (in particular AKR1C3 and AKR1B10) relative to control MCF-7CC cells selected by propagation in the absence of drug. Normal cellular roles for the AKRs include the promotion of estrogen (E2) synthesis from estrone (E1) and the hydroxylation and detoxification of exogenous xenobiotics such as anthracycline chemotherapy drugs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196062/elemene-induces-apoptosis-of-human-gastric-cancer-cell-line-bgc-823-via-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-erk-1-2-signaling-pathway
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Pihong Li, Xiang Zhou, Weijian Sun, Weiwei Sheng, Yangyang Tu, Yaojun Yu, Jianda Dong, Bing Ye, Zhiqiang Zheng, Mingdong Lu
BACKGROUND Elemene is extracted from a traditional herbal medicine and is commonly used in the treatment of cancer in China. However, its effect on gastric cancer cells remains unknown. The goal of this study was to investigate its effect on human gastric cancer cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS Human gastric cancer BGC-823 cells and a tumor-bearing mouse model were employed to be divided into 4 groups: control group, elemene group, PD98059 group (an ERK 1/2 signaling pathway inhibitor), and the combined group (elemene plus PD98059)...
February 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195036/gsk-3%C3%AE-inhibition-induced-neuroprotection-regeneration-and-functional-recovery-after-intracerebral-hemorrhagic-stroke
#15
Yingying Zhao, Zheng Zachory Wei, James Ya Zhang, Yongbo Zhang, Soonmi Won, Jinmei Sun, Shan Ping Yu, Jimei Li, Ling Wei
Hemorrhagic stroke is a devastating disease that lacks effective therapies. In the present investigation, we tested 6-bromoindirubin-3'-oxime (BIO) as a selective glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) inhibitor in a mouse model of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). ICH was induced by injection of collagenase IV into the striatum of 8 to 10-week old C57BL/6 mice. BIO (8 µg/kg, i.p.) was administered following either an acute delivery (0 - 2 hr delay) or a prolonged regimen (every 48 hrs starting at 3 days postICH)...
February 14, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192254/effect-of-dietary-phosphorus-deficiency-on-the-growth-immune-function-and-structural-integrity-of-head-kidney-spleen-and-skin-in-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#16
Kang Chen, Wei-Dan Jiang, Pei Wu, Yang Liu, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Lin Feng
This study evaluates the effects of dietary phosphorus on the growth, immune function and structural integrity (head kidney, spleen and skin) of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) that were fed graded levels of available phosphorus (0.95-8.75 g/kg diet). Results indicated that phosphorus deficiency decreased the growth performance of young grass carp. In addition, the results first demonstrated that compared with the optimal phosphorus level, phosphorus deficiency depressed the lysozyme (LZ) and acid phosphatase (ACP) activities and the complement 3 (C3), C4 and immunoglobulin M (IgM) contents, and down-regulated the mRNA levels of antimicrobial peptides, anti-inflammatory cytokines, inhibitor of κBα (IκBα) and target of rapamycin (TOR), whereas it up-regulated pro-inflammatory cytokines, nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) p65 and NF-κB p52 mRNA levels to decrease fish head kidney and spleen immune functions...
February 9, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191864/overexpression-of-nad-p-h-quinone-oxidoreductase-1-inhibits-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-proliferation-and-induced-apoptosis-by-activating-ampk-pgc-1%C3%AE-pathway
#17
Xin Zhang, Kun Han, Dong-Hong Yuan, Cun-Ying Meng
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common lethal malignancy and a leading cause of malignancy-associated death in many countries, but mainly in Asia. Expression of the NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) protein is involved in the growth of various human cancers, including HCC. NQO1 is considered an inhibitor of cancers. The present study aimed to investigate the function and mechanism of NQO1 in HCC. In this study, we found that NQO1 overexpression decreased HCC cell SK-hep-1 and Hep3B cell proliferation and induced apoptosis...
February 13, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190476/neuroprotective-properties-of-icariin-in-mptp-induced-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease-involvement-of-pi3k-akt-and-mek-erk-signaling-pathways
#18
Wen-Fang Chen, Lin Wu, Zhong-Rui Du, Lei Chen, Ai-Li Xu, Xiao-Han Chen, Ji-Jun Teng, Man-Sau Wong
BACKGROUND: Epimedium sagittatum is a traditional Chinese herb normally which is used to treat the osteoporosis, cardiovascular dysfunction, and to improve neurological and sexual function in China, Korea and Japan. Icariin is the major active ingredient in Epimedium sagittatum. In the present research, we examined the neuroprotective effects of icariin on dopaminergic neurons and the possible mechanisms in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: Ovariectomized PD mice were treated with vehicle or icariin (3 days before MPTP injections) with or without the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitor LY294002 or mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK) inhibitor PD98059...
February 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188924/daphnetin-mediated-nrf2-antioxidant-signaling-pathways-ameliorate-tert-butyl-hydroperoxide-t-bhp-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-cell-death
#19
Hongming Lv, Qinmei Liu, Junfeng Zhou, Guangyun Tan, Xuming Deng, Xinxin Ci
Daphnetin (Daph), a natural coumarin derivative isolated from plants of the Genus Daphne, possesses abundant biological activities, such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer properties. In the present study, we focused on investigating the protective effect of Daph against tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BHP)-induced oxidative damage, mitochondrial dysfunction and the involvement of underlying molecular mechanisms. Our findings indicated that Daph effectively inhibited t-BHP-stimulated cytotoxicity, cell apoptosis, and mitochondrial dysfunction, which are associated with suppressed reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, decreased malondialdehyde (MDA) formation, increased superoxide dismutase (SOD) levels and glutathione (GSH)/GSSG (oxidized GSH) ratio...
February 7, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188818/jnk1-2-inhibitor-reduces-dengue-virus-induced-liver-injury
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Gopinathan Pillai Sreekanth, Aporn Chuncharunee, Boonyarit Cheunsuchon, Sansanee Noisakran, Pa-Thai Yenchitsomanus, Thawornchai Limjindaporn
High viral load with liver injury is exhibited in severe dengue virus (DENV) infection. Mitogen activated protein kinases (MAPKs) including ERK1/2 and p38 MAPK were previously found to be involved in the animal models of DENV-induced liver injury. However, the role of JNK1/2 signaling in DENV-induced liver injury has never been investigated. JNK1/2 inhibitor, SP600125, was used to investigate the role of JNK1/2 signaling in the BALB/c mouse model of DENV-induced liver injury. SP600125-treated DENV-infected mice ameliorated leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, hemoconcentration, liver transaminases and liver histopathology...
February 7, 2017: Antiviral Research
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