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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932549/proteolytic-degradation-of-heat-shock-protein-a2-occurs-in-response-to-oxidative-stress-in-male-germ-cells-of-the-mouse
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Elizabeth G Bromfield, R John Aitken, Eileen A McLaughlin, Brett Nixon
STUDY QUESTION: Does oxidative stress compromise the protein expression of heat shock protein A2 (HSPA2) in the developing germ cells of the mouse testis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Oxidative stress leads to the modification of HSPA2 by the lipid aldehyde 4-hydroxynonenal (4HNE) and initiates its degradation via the ubiquitin-proteasome system. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Previous work has revealed a deficiency in HSPA2 protein expression within the spermatozoa of infertile men that have failed fertilization in a clinical setting...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931178/chemical-composition-and-cytotoxic-properties-of-clinacanthus-nutans-root-extracts
#2
Peik Lin Teoh, Angelina Ying Fang Cheng, Monica Liau, Fui Fui Lem, Grace P Kaling, Fern Nie Chua, Bo Eng Cheong
CONTEXT: Clinacanthus nutans Lindau (Acanthaceae) is a medicinal plant that has been reported to have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antimicrobial and antivenom activities. In Malaysia, it has been widely claimed to be effective in various cancer treatments but scientific evidence is lacking. OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the chemical constituents, anti-proliferative, and apoptotic properties of C. nutans root extracts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The roots were subjected to solvent extraction using methanol and ethyl acetate...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929108/human-adipose-mesenchymal-stem-cell-derived-exosomal-mirnas-are-critical-factors-for-inducing-anti-proliferation-signalling-to-a2780-and-skov-3-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Abu Musa Md Talimur Reza, Yun-Jung Choi, Hideyo Yasuda, Jin-Hoi Kim
An enigmatic question exists concerning the pro- or anti-cancer status of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Despite growing interest, this question remains unanswered, and the debate became intensified with new evidences backing each side. Here, we showed that human adipose MSC (hAMSC)-derived conditioned medium (CM) exhibited inhibitory effects on A2780 human ovarian cancer cells by blocking the cell cycle, and activating mitochondria-mediated apoptosis signalling. Explicitly, we demonstrated that exosomes, an important biological component of hAMSC-CM, could restrain proliferation, wound-repair and colony formation ability of A2780 and SKOV-3 cancer cells...
December 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925325/inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-cascade-implication-in-bisphenol-a-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-male-rats
#4
Sahar El-Sayed Elswefy, Fatma Rizk Abdallah, Hebatallah Husseini Atteia, Alaa Samir Wahba, Rehab Abdallah Hasan
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a key monomer in the production of plastics. It has been shown to be hepatotoxic. Inflammation and oxidative stress are closely linked with liver fibrosis, the major contributing factor to hepatic failure. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of chronic exposure to BPA on the development of hepatic fibrosis in male rats and to determine the cross-talk between the hepatic cytokine network, oxidative stress and apoptosis. For this purpose, 30 male Wistar albino rats were divided into three equal groups as follows: the first group was given no treatment (normal control group); the second group was given corn oil once daily by oral gavage for 8 weeks (vehicle control group); and the third group received BPA (50 mg/kg body weight/day, p...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922189/optimal-arac-cytotoxicity-to-aml-cells-requires-erk5-activity
#5
Ruifang Zheng, George P Studzinski
Cytarabine (AraC) has been the primary treatment agent for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in the past 30 years, but the precise mechanism of its action is not completely known. Here we assessed the role of ERK5 in AraC-induced cell death in AML cell lines HL60 and U937 using ERK5 inhibitors BIX02189 and XMD8-92. We report that inhibition of MEK5/ERK5 activity reduces AraC-induced cell death, DNA damage, the upregulated DNA damage biomarkers, and produced G2 phase cell cycle arrest. In addition, the pro-survival protein P-Bcl2 Ser70 was found to be associated with decreased AraC-induced cell death following XMD8-92 treatment, suggesting a regulatory role of ERK5 on Bcl2 phosphorylation...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916734/azithromycin-ameliorates-airway-remodeling-via-inhibiting-airway-epithelium-apoptosis
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Yuanqi Liu, Yue Pu, Diandian Li, Liming Zhou, Lihong Wan
AIMS: Azithromycin can benefit treating allergic airway inflammation and remodeling. In the present study, we hypothesized that azithromycin alleviated airway epithelium injury through inhibiting airway epithelium apoptosis via down regulation of caspase-3 and Bax/Bcl2 ratio in vivo and in vitro. MAIN METHODS: Ovalbumin induced rat asthma model and TGF-β1-induced BEAS-2B cell apoptosis model were established, respectively. In vivo experiments, airway epithelium was stained with hematoxylin and eosin (HE) and periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) to histologically evaluate the airway inflammation and remodeling...
December 1, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907195/novel-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-agonist-suppresses-migration-and-invasion-of-breast-cancer-cells
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Hamza Hanieh, Omar Mohafez, Villianur Ibrahim Hairul-Islam, Abdullah Alzahrani, Mohammad Bani Ismail, Krishnaraj Thirugnanasambantham
BACKGROUND: Despite the remarkable progress to fight against breast cancer, metastasis remains the dominant cause of treatment failure and recurrence. Therefore, control of invasiveness potential of breast cancer cells is crucial. Accumulating evidences suggest Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (Ahr), a helix-loop-helix transcription factor, as a promising target to control migration and invasion in breast cancer cells. Thus, an Ahr-based exploration was performed to identify a new Ahr agonist with inhibitory potentials on cancer cell motility...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904693/berberine-upregulates-mir-22-3p-to-suppress-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-proliferation-by-targeting-sp1
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Jie Chen, Fei-Xiang Wu, Hong-Lin Luo, Jun-Jie Liu, Tao Luo, Tao Bai, Le-Qun Li, Xiao-Hui Fan
MicroRNA-22-3p (miR-22-3p) is downregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which contributes to the development and progression of HCC. In this study, berberine treatment upregulated miR-22-3p expression in HepG2 cells. Therefore, we investigated whether berberine suppresses the proliferation of HCC cells and explored the underlying mechanism. The HCC HepG2 cell line was treated with a gradient of berberine concentrations (0-300 μM) for 48 h, and 100 μM berberine inhibited cell growth at 24 h. The HepG2 cells were then incubated with 100 μM berberine for 0-48 h, and after treatment for 24 h, berberine markedly suppressed HepG2 cell growth and significantly upregulated miR-22-3p expression...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894814/tanshinone-iia-induced-cell-death-via-mir30b-p53-ptpn11-shp2-signaling-pathway-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Xuanqi Ren, Cui Wang, Binbin Xie, Linfeng Hu, Hui Chai, Lei Ding, Lihua Tang, Yongliang Xia, Xiaobing Dou
Tanshinone IIA, a multi-pharmaceutical compound from traditional Chinese herb, has been reported to have anti-hepatocarcinomic (HCC) properties through cell death induction. Apart from the typical p53-dependent pathway, mechanisms of the anti-carcinogenic role of Tanshinone remain scarce. In an effort to explore the mechanism behind Tanshinone IIA, we detected the upstream of the p53 and the potential novel pathway. Tanshinone IIA dose-dependently initiated HepG2 cell apoptosis and cell cycle arrest at the G1 checkpoint...
November 25, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893430/kiaa0247-suppresses-the-proliferation-angiogenesis-and-promote-apoptosis-of-human-glioma-through-inactivation-of-the-akt-and-stat3-signaling-pathway
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Ying Tan, Ning Huang, Xiang Zhang, Jiangang Hu, Si Cheng, Li Pi, Yuan Cheng
Gliomas are the most common and aggressive type of primary adult brain tumors. Although KIAA0247 previously is a speculated target of the tumor suppressor gene, little is known about the association between KIAA0247 and glioma. In this study, we clearly demonstrate that KIAA0247 expression is decreased in glioma and was negatively correlated with the histologic grade. Overexpression of KIAA0247 in glioma cells inhibits proliferation, angiogenesis and promoted apoptosis of human glioma cells in vitro. In contrast, knockdown of KIAA0247 increases the proliferation, angiogenesis and decreases apoptosis of these cells...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890930/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-interrupt-hsp90-rasgrp1-and-hsp90-craf-interactions-to-upregulate-bim-and-circumvent-drug-resistance-in-lymphoma-cells
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H Ding, K L Peterson, C Correia, B Koh, P A Schneider, G S Nowakowski, S H Kaufmann
Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors, which are approved for the treatment of cutaneous T cell lymphoma and multiple myeloma, are undergoing evaluation in other lymphoid neoplasms. How they kill susceptible cells is incompletely understood. Here we show that trichostatin A, romidepsin, and panobinostat induce apoptosis across a panel of malignant B cell lines, including lines that are intrinsically resistant to bortezomib, etoposide, cytarabine, and BH3 mimetics. Further analysis traces the pro-apoptotic effects of HDAC inhibitors to increased acetylation of the chaperone heat shock protein 90 (HSP90), causing release and degradation of the HSP90 client proteins RASGRP1 and CRAF, which in turn leads to downregulation of mitogen activated protein kinase pathway signaling and upregulation of the pro-apoptotic BCL2 family member BIM in vitro and in vivo...
November 28, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887917/microrna-136-inhibits-cancer-stem-cell-activity-and-enhances-the-anti-tumor-effect-of-paclitaxel-against-chemoresistant-ovarian-cancer-cells-by-targeting-notch3
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Ju-Yeon Jeong, Haeyoun Kang, Tae Hoen Kim, Gwangil Kim, Jin-Hyung Heo, Ah-Young Kwon, Sewha Kim, Sang-Geun Jung, Hee-Jung An
To identify microRNAs (miRNAs) regulating Notch3 expression in association with paclitaxel resistance, candidate miRNAs targeting Notch3 were predicted using TargetScan. We found that miR-136 directly targets Notch3, and miR-136 was significantly downregulated in OSC tissues relative to normal control tissues, and low expression of miR-136 correlated with poor overall in ovarian cancer patients. Artificial miR-136 overexpression significantly reduced cell viability, proliferation, Cancer stem cell (CSC) spheroid formation, and angiogenesis, and increased apoptosis in paclitaxel-resistant SKpac cells compared with the effects of paclitaxel alone...
November 22, 2016: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887793/antiproliferative-and-antimetastatic-action-of-quercetin-on-a549-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-through-its-effect-on-the-cytoskeleton
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Anna Klimaszewska-Wiśniewska, Marta Hałas-Wiśniewska, Magdalena Izdebska, Maciej Gagat, Alina Grzanka, Dariusz Grzanka
To our knowledge, this study is the first to investigate the effect of the dietary flavonoid quercetin on the main cytoskeletal elements, namely microfilaments, microtubules and vimentin intermediate filaments, as well as cytoskeleton-driven processes in A549 non-small cell lung cancer cells. The methyl-thiazol-diphenyl-tetrazolium assay, annexin V/propidium iodide test, electron microscopic examination, cell cycle analysis based on DNA content, real-time PCR assays, in vitro scratch wound-healing assay, fluorescence staining of F-actin, β-tubulin and vimentin were performed to assess the effects of quercetin on A549 cells...
November 22, 2016: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878359/long-noncoding-rna-gas5-inhibits-malignant-proliferation-and-chemotherapy-resistance-to-doxorubicin-in-bladder-transitional-cell-carcinoma
#14
Hui Zhang, Yan Guo, Yongsheng Song, Chao Shang
PURPOSE: Bladder cancer is the most general malignant cancer in genitourinary system, more than 90% of BCs are bladder transitional cell carcinomas (BTCC). This study aimed to investigate the clinical significance of growth arrest-specific 5 (GAS5) gene and its regulatory effects of malignant proliferation and chemotherapy resistance to doxorubicin in BTCC cells. METHODS: The expression of GAS5 was detected by quantitative real-time PCR. Statistical analysis was used to determine the relationship between GAS5 expression and clinical features and the prognostic value of GAS5 for disease free survival...
November 22, 2016: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865619/inhibition-on-the-growth-of-human-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-tumor-growth-in-a-mouse-xenograft-model-by-se-containing-polysaccharides-from-pyracantha-fortuneana
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Chengfu Yuan, Changdong Wang, Junjie Wang, Vikas Kumar, Firoz Anwar, Fangxiang Xiao, Gohar Mushtaq, Yufei Liu, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Ding Yuan
Breast cancer is the second cause of cancer-related death among Women. Current therapies for breast cancer have adverse side-effects. Selenium (Se)-containing polysaccharides have multiple health benefits to humans. Pyracantha fortuneana (P. fortuneana) contains rich Se polysaccharides. We hypothesized that Se-containing polysaccharides from P. fortuneana possess anticancer activity on breast cancer via inhibiting growth and inducing apoptosis. This study aimed to assess the anticancer effect of Se-containing polysaccharides from P...
October 2, 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863838/resveratrol-enhances-the-efficacy-of-sorafenib-mediated-apoptosis-in-human-breast-cancer-mcf7-cells-through-ros-cell-cycle-inhibition-caspase-3-and-parp-cleavage
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Arindam Mondal, Lunawati L Bennett
Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment options, breast cancer is one of the main causes of cancer related death among women worldwide. Present study is aimed to preliminarily evaluate our hypothesis that the combination of resveratrol (RSV), a natural antioxidant, and lower dose of sorafenib (SF), a multi-kinase inhibitor and a component of ERK1/2 (extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2) pathway, would augment apoptosis in human breast cancer MCF7 cells. MCF7 cellexpressions s were treated with RSV, SF and their combination...
November 15, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834342/allyl-isothiocyanate-inhibits-the-proliferation-of-renal-carcinoma-cell-line-grc-1-by-inducing-an-imbalance-between-bcl2-and-bax
#17
Zhongyong Jiang, Xi Liu, Kai Chang, Xia Liu, Jie Xiong
BACKGROUND Because of the insensitivity of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) to both chemotherapy and radiotherapy, surgery remains the primary approach for anticancer treatment. However, patients who do not receive timely diagnoses may not be suitable for surgery, especially in the late phase of tumor development. Thus, the discovery of novel effective treatment is of great importance. Allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) can inhibit the proliferation and induce apoptosis in many cancer cells. In this paper, we report on an in vitro study to determine the effect of AITC on proliferation and apoptosis of RCC line GRC-1...
November 10, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819377/downsizing-the-bad-bh3-peptide-to-small-constrained-%C3%AE-helices-with-improved-ligand-efficiency
#18
Nicholas E Shepherd, Rosemary S Harrison, Gloria Ruiz-Gomez, Giovanni Abbenante, Jody M Mason, David P Fairlie
Bcl2 Homology (BH) proteins can either trigger or prevent programmed cell death or apoptosis. Deregulation of the BH protein family network leads to evasion of apoptosis, uncontrolled proliferation and is a hallmark of cancer. Inhibition of pro-survival BH proteins is a promising chemotherapeutic strategy for certain cancers. We have examined whether helix-constrained peptides based on the BAD BH3 domain (residues 103-127) can be downsized to much smaller more drug-like peptides. We report the preparation, structural characterisation, in vitro Bcl-xL inhibition and leukemic T-cell killing ability of 45 linear, mono-, bi- and tricyclic helical peptidomimetics between 8- and 19-residues in length...
November 7, 2016: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815660/mitochondrial-phosphatase-pgam5-regulates-keap1-mediated-bcl-xl-degradation-and-controls-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-driven-by-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Chen Yang, Xiaojuan Liu, Fangfang Yang, Weixun Zhang, Zihao Chen, Daliang Yan, Qingsheng You, Xiang Wu
Phosphoglycerate mutase 5 (PGAM5) is a mitochondrial membrane protein that plays crucial roles in necroptosis and apoptosis. Though PGAM5 is known to be required for inducing intrinsic apoptosis through interacting with BCL2 associated X protein (Bax) and dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1), the expression and role of PGAM5 in cardiomyocyte apoptosis driven by myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury(MIRI) has not been studied. The present study shows that PGAM5 expression decreased after MIRI in vivo, positively correlated with Bcl-xL expression, negatively correlated with Kelch-ECH associating protein 1 (Keap1) expression...
November 4, 2016: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814480/inhibition-of-apoptosis-overcomes-stage-related-compatibility-barriers-to-chimera-formation-in-mouse-embryos
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Hideki Masaki, Megumi Kato-Itoh, Yusuke Takahashi, Ayumi Umino, Hideyuki Sato, Keiichi Ito, Ayaka Yanagida, Toshinobu Nishimura, Tomoyuki Yamaguchi, Masumi Hirabayashi, Takumi Era, Kyle M Loh, Sean M Wu, Irving L Weissman, Hiromitsu Nakauchi
Cell types more advanced in development than embryonic stem cells, such as EpiSCs, fail to contribute to chimeras when injected into pre-implantation-stage blastocysts, apparently because the injected cells undergo apoptosis. Here we show that transient promotion of cell survival through expression of the anti-apoptotic gene BCL2 enables EpiSCs and Sox17(+) endoderm progenitors to integrate into blastocysts and contribute to chimeric embryos. Upon injection into blastocyst, BCL2-expressing EpiSCs contributed to all bodily tissues in chimeric animals while Sox17(+) endoderm progenitors specifically contributed in a region-specific fashion to endodermal tissues...
November 3, 2016: Cell Stem Cell
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