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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076420/chaperone-mediated-autophagy-protein-bag3-negatively-regulates-ebola-and-marburg-vp40-mediated-egress
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Jingjing Liang, Cari A Sagum, Mark T Bedford, Sachdev S Sidhu, Marius Sudol, Ziying Han, Ronald N Harty
Ebola (EBOV) and Marburg (MARV) viruses are members of the Filoviridae family which cause outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever. The filovirus VP40 matrix protein is essential for virus assembly and budding, and its PPxY L-domain motif interacts with WW-domains of specific host proteins, such as Nedd4 and ITCH, to facilitate the late stage of virus-cell separation. To identify additional WW-domain-bearing host proteins that interact with VP40, we used an EBOV PPxY-containing peptide to screen an array of 115 mammalian WW-domain-bearing proteins...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073348/wild-carrot-pentane-based-fractions-suppress-proliferation-of-human-hacat-keratinocytes-and-protect-against-chemically-induced-skin-cancer
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Wassim N Shebaby, Mohamad A Mroueh, Petra Boukamp, Robin I Taleb Ri, Kikki Bodman-Smith, Mirvat El-Sibai, Costantine F Daher
BACKGROUND: Previous studies in our laboratory showed that the Lebanese Daucus carota ssp. carota (wild carrot) oil extract possesses in vitro and in vivo anticancer activities. The present study aims to examine the cytotoxic effect of Daucus carota oil fractions on human epidermal keratinocytes and evaluate the chemopreventive activity of the pentane diethyl ether fraction on DMBA/TPA induced skin carcinogenesis in mice. METHODS: Wild carrot oil extract was chromatographed to yield four fractions (F1, 100% pentane; F2, 50:50 pentane:diethyl ether; F3, 100% diethyl ether; F4 93:7 chloroform:methanol)...
January 10, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070108/pathway-of-3-mcpd-induced-apoptosis-in-human-embryonic-kidney-cells
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Jian Ji, Pei Zhu, Chao Sun, Jiadi Sun, Lu An, Yinzhi Zhang, Xiulan Sun
3-Chloropropane-1,2-diol (3-MCPD) is a heat-produced contaminant formed during the preparation of soy sauce worldwide. The present investigation was conducted to determine the molecular aspects of 3-MCPD toxicity on human embryonic kidney cells (HEK293). Cell viability and apoptosis were assessed in response to exposure to 3-MCPD using the MTT assay and high-content screening (HCS). DNA damage, intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and apoptosis-related proteins were evaluated. Genes related with apoptosis were detected by qPCR-array for further understanding the 3-MCPD induced cell apoptosis signaling pathway...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057912/mir-340-inhibits-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-gastric-cancer-cell-line-sgc-7901-possibly-via-the-akt-pathway
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Jinzhong Yu, Ruijie Wang, Jianshe Chen, Jinfeng Wu, Zhongqin Dang, Qinsheng Zhang, Bo Li
BACKGROUND Gastric cancer is among the most common types of cancer, with high morbidity and mortality. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play vital roles in the tumorigenesis and biology of gastric cancer. This study aimed to reveal the role of miR-340 in gastric cancer cell proliferation and apoptosis and to elucidate the potential mechanisms. MATERIAL AND METHODS Human gastric cancer cells SGC-7901 were used in this study for cell transfection with miR-340 mimic or inhibitor. After transfection, cell viability, proliferation, and apoptosis were examined by MTT, BrdU, and flow cytometry assays, respectively...
January 6, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054503/inhibition-of-telomerase-using-bibr1532-enhances-doxorubicin-induced-apoptosis-in-pre-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells
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Davood Bashash, Mohadeseh Zareii, Ava Safaroghli-Azar, Mir Davood Omrani, Seyed H Ghaffari
OBJECTIVES: Interest into targeting telomerase in cancer has increased by the recent disclosure that elevated telomerase activity is associated with disease recurrence and poor outcome in cancers. In addition, cellular acquisition of unlimited replicative potential, which is closely related to the maintenance of telomeres mostly via the reactivation of telomerase, has been shown to confer loss of sensitivity to a wide range of anti-neoplastic agents. METHODS: To evaluate whether telomerase inhibition using non-nucleosidic inhibitor of telomerase BIBR1532 could enhance cytotoxic effect of doxorubicin in acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Nalm-6 pre-B ALL cells were subjected to combination treatment and subsequent cell viability, growth kinetics, caspase-3 activity, and transcriptional alteration of p73, p21, FOXO3a, c-Myc, hTERT, and other apoptosis-related target genes were investigated...
January 5, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050792/alpha-synuclein-alters-differently-gene-expression-of-sirts-parps-and-other-stress-response-proteins-implications-for-neurodegenerative-disorders
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J Motyl, P L Wencel, M Cieślik, R P Strosznajder, J B Strosznajder
Alpha-synuclein (ASN) is a presynaptic protein that can easily change its conformation under different types of stress. It's assumed that ASN plays an important role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. However, the molecular mechanism of ASN toxicity has not been elucidated. This study focused on the role of extracellular ASN (eASN) in regulation of transcription of sirtuins (Sirts) and DNA-bound poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs) - proteins crucial for cells' survival/death. Our results indicate that eASN enhanced the free radicals level, decreased mitochondria membrane potential, cells viability and activated cells' death...
January 3, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049506/novel-derivative-of-aminobenzenesulfonamide-3c-induces-apoptosis-in-colorectal-cancer-cells-through-ros-generation-and-inhibits-cell-migration
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Khayal Al-Khayal, Ahmed Alafeefy, Mansoor-Ali Vaali-Mohammed, Amer Mahmood, Ahmed Zubaidi, Omar Al-Obeed, Zahid Khan, Maha Abdulla, Rehan Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the 3(rd) most common type of cancer worldwide. New anti-cancer agents are needed for treating late stage colorectal cancer as most of the deaths occur due to cancer metastasis. A recently developed compound, 3c has shown to have potent antitumor effect; however the mechanism underlying the antitumor effect remains unknown. METHODS: 3c-induced inhibition of proliferation was measured in the absence and presence NAC using MTT in HT-29 and SW620 cells and xCELLigence RTCA DP instrument...
January 3, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039357/key-survival-factor-mcl-1-correlates-with-sensitivity-to-combined-bcl-2-bcl-xl-blockade
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Michelle Williams, Linus Lee, Donna J Hicks, Meghan M Joly, David Elion, Bushra Rahman, Courtney McKernan, Violeta Sanchez, Justin M Balko, Thomas Stricker, Monica Valeria Estrada, Rebecca S Cook
: An estimated 40,000 deaths will be attributed to breast cancer in 2016, underscoring the need for improved therapies. Evading cell death is a major hallmark of cancer, driving tumor progression and therapeutic resistance. To evade apoptosis, cancers use anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins to bind to and neutralize apoptotic activators, such as Bim. Investigation of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family members in clinical breast cancer datasets, revealed greater expression and more frequent gene amplification of MCL1 as compared to BCL2 or BCL2L1 (Bcl-xL) across three major molecular breast cancer subtypes, Luminal (A and B), HER2-enriched, and Basal-like...
December 30, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038913/rlj-rgd3-induces-apoptosis-via-the-mitochondrial-dependent-pathway-and-inhibits-adhesion-migration-and-invasion-of-human-heya8-cells-via-fak-pathway
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Qi Jiang, Qingwei Li, Jianmei Han, Meng Gou, Yuanyuan Zheng, Bowen Li, Rong Xiao, Jihong Wang
Ovarian carcinoma is a tumor derived from ovary, which brings relatively higher mortality rate among the fatal gynecological cancers. Recently, lots of studies have concentrated on the anti-tumor effects of Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) motif containing peptides due to their integrin binding properties. In order to meet the criterion of genetic engineering drugs, a recombinant RGD toxin protein (rLj-RGD3) without a His-tag was cloned from the buccal glands of Lampetra japonica in the present study. After endotoxin removal, the His-tag removed rLj-RGD3 was shown to inhibit the proliferation of HeyA8 cells...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035374/activation-of-oncogenic-pathways-in-classical-hodgkin-lymphoma-by-decitabine-a-rationale-for-combination-with-small-molecular-weight-inhibitors
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Tatjana Maria Swerev, Thomas Wirth, Alexey Ushmorov
DNA methylation is an epigenetic control mechanism that contributes to the specific phenotype and to the oncogenic program of virtually all tumor entities. Although efficacy of demethylating agents in classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) was not specifically tested, a case of regression of relapsed metastatic cHL was described as a fortunate side‑effect of the demethylating agent 5‑azacytidine in a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome. We investigated molecular mechanisms of decitabine (5‑Aza‑dC) antitumor activity in cHL using gene expression profiling followed by gene set enrichment analysis...
December 30, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035139/mitochondrial-pkm2-regulates-oxidative-stress-induced-apoptosis-by-stabilizing-bcl2
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Ji Liang, Ruixiu Cao, Xiongjun Wang, Yajuan Zhang, Pan Wang, Hong Gao, Chen Li, Fan Yang, Rong Zeng, Ping Wei, Dawei Li, Wenfeng Li, Weiwei Yang
Pyruvate kinase M2 isoform (PKM2) catalyzes the last step of glycolysis and plays an important role in tumor cell proliferation. Recent studies have reported that PKM2 also regulates apoptosis. However, the mechanisms underlying such a role of PKM2 remain elusive. Here we show that PKM2 translocates to mitochondria under oxidative stress. In the mitochondria, PKM2 interacts with and phosphorylates Bcl2 at threonine (T) 69. This phosphorylation prevents the binding of Cul3-based E3 ligase to Bcl2 and subsequent degradation of Bcl2...
December 30, 2016: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018176/activated-microglia-induce-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-produce-glial-cell-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-protect-neurons-against-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-injury
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Bingke Lv, Feng Li, Jie Fang, Limin Xu, Chengmei Sun, Jianbang Han, Tian Hua, Zhongfei Zhang, Zhiming Feng, Qinghua Wang, Xiaodan Jiang
In this study, we investigated interactions among microglia (MG), bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and neurons in cerebral ischemia and the potential mechanisms using an in vitro oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) model. Rat BMSCs were incubated with conditioned medium (CM) from in vitro cultures of OGD-activated rat MG and murine BV2 MG cells. Effects of glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) on rat neuron viability, apoptosis, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) leakage and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) were analyzed in this model...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013315/baicalin-inhibits-renal-cell-apoptosis-and-protects-against-acute-kidney-injury-in-pediatric-sepsis
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Yanping Zhu, Yanxia Fu, Hairong Lin
BACKGROUND Pediatric sepsis has high morbidity in children, may lead to acute kidney injury (AKI), and further aggravate the disease. Baicalin is a kind of flavonoid in Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi and has been reported to protect against several diseases, but its roles in septic AKI remain unclear. This study aimed to uncover the effects of baicalin in AKI during pediatric sepsis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine (Cr) levels were detected in 50 pediatric patients, who underwent basic therapy with or without baicalin adjunctive therapy...
December 25, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011637/tribbles-pseudokinase-3-induces-both-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-amyloid-%C3%AE-induced-neuronal-death
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Suraiya Saleem, Subhas Chandra Biswas
Amyloid-β (Aβ) induced neuron death is considered central to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease (AD). Among several death modalities, autophagy and apoptosis play important roles in Aβ-induced neuron death suggesting that there may be regulatory mechanisms that initiate both cell death pathways. However, molecules that govern both pathways have not been identified. Here, we report that, upon Aβ treatment, tribbles pseudokinase 3 (TRIB3, an ortholog of Drosophila Tribbles), is upregulated in neurons, both in vivo and in vitro...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978459/le-carbone-a-charcoal-supplement-modulates-dss-induced-acute-colitis-in-mice-through-activation-of-ampk%C3%AE-and-downregulation-of-stat3-and-caspase-3-dependent-apoptotic-pathways
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Mst Rejina Afrin, Somasundaram Arumugam, Md Azizur Rahman, Vengadeshprabhu Karuppagounder, Remya Sreedhar, Meilei Harima, Hiroshi Suzuki, Takashi Nakamura, Shizuka Miyashita, Kenji Suzuki, Kazuyuki Ueno, Kenichi Watanabe
Le Carbone (LC) is a charcoal supplement, which contains a large amount of dietary fibers. Several studies suggested that charcoal supplement may be beneficial for stomach disorders, diarrhea, gas and indigestion. But no studies address whether LC intake would suppress inflammation, cell proliferation or disease progression in colitis. In the present study, the effect of LC on experimental colitis induced by dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) in mice and its possible mechanism of action were examined. A study was designed for 8days, using C57BL/6 female mice that were administered with 3% DSS in drinking water for 7days followed by another 1day consumption of normal water with or without treatment...
February 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960551/date-fruits-inhibit-hepatocyte-apoptosis-and-modulate-the-expression-of-hepatocyte-growth-factor-cytochrome-p450-2e1-and-heme-oxygenase-1-in-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-liver-fibrosis
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Nouf M Al-Rasheed, Hala A Attia, Raeesa A Mohamad, Nawal M Al-Rasheed, Musaed Al Fayez, Maha A Al-Amin
CONTEXT: Date fruits have protective effects against liver fibrosis; however their anti-apoptotic effects have not been investigated. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the modulating effects of date fruits on pro- and anti-apoptotic markers, cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) and hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in liver fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Liver fibrosis was induced by injection of carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) for eight weeks. Date flesh extract (DFE) and pits extract (DPE) were taken daily concomitant with CCl4...
December 14, 2016: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941626/the-protective-effect-of-selenium-on-chronic-zearalenone-induced-reproductive-system-damage-in-male-mice
#17
Miao Long, Shuhua Yang, Yuan Wang, Peng Li, Yi Zhang, Shuang Dong, Xinliang Chen, Jiayi Guo, Jianbin He, Zenggui Gao, Jun Wang
This study aims to explore the protective effect of selenium (Se) on chronic zearalenone (ZEN)-induced reproductive system damage in male mice and the possible protective molecular mechanism against this. The chronic ZEN-induced injury mouse model was established with the continuous intragastric administration of 40 mg/kg body mass (B.M.) ZEN for 28 days. Then, interventions with different doses (0.1, 0.2, and 0.4 mg/kg B.M.) of Se were conducted on mice to analyse the changes in organ indexes of epididymis and testis, antioxidant capability of testis, serum level of testosterone, sperm concentration and motility parameters, and the expression levels of apoptosis-associated genes and blood testis barrier- (BTB) related genes...
December 7, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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
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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
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