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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295185/dual-targeting-of-mcl1-and-noxa-as-effective-strategy-for-treatment-of-mantle-cell-lymphoma
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Elisabeth Höring, Arnau Montraveta, Simon Heine, Markus Kleih, Lea Schaaf, Matthias C Vöhringer, Anna Esteve-Arenys, Gael Roué, Dolors Colomer, Elias Campo, German Ott, Walter E Aulitzky, Heiko van der Kuip
Imbalances in the composition of BCL2 family proteins contribute to tumourigenesis and therapy resistance of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), making these proteins attractive therapy targets. We studied the efficiency of dual targeting the NOXA/MCL1 axis by combining fatty acid synthase inhibitors (NOXA stabilization) with the CDK inhibitor Dinaciclib (MCL1 reduction). This combination synergistically induced apoptosis in cell lines and primary MCL cells and led to almost complete inhibition of tumour progression in a mouse model...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280903/microrna-21-targets-bcl2-mrna-to-increase-apoptosis-in-rat-and-human-beta-cells
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Emily K Sims, Alexander J Lakhter, Emily Anderson-Baucum, Tatsuyoshi Kono, Xin Tong, Carmella Evans-Molina
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The role of beta cell microRNA (miR)-21 in the pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes has been controversial. Here, we sought to define the context of beta cell miR-21 upregulation in type 1 diabetes and the phenotype of beta cell miR-21 overexpression through target identification. METHODS: Islets were isolated from NOD mice and mice treated with multiple low doses of streptozotocin, as a mouse model of diabetes. INS-1 832/13 beta cells and human islets were treated with IL-1β, IFN-γ and TNF-α to mimic the milieu of early type 1 diabetes...
March 9, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277537/bbc3-in-macrophages-promoted-pulmonary-fibrosis-development-through-inducing-autophagy-during-silicosis
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Haijun Liu, Yusi Cheng, Jian Yang, Wei Wang, Shencun Fang, Wei Zhang, Bing Han, Zewei Zhou, Honghong Yao, Jie Chao, Hong Liao
Following inhalation into the lungs, silica particles are engulfed by alveolar macrophages, which triggers endogenous or exogenous apoptosis signaling pathways. As an inducer of apoptosis, the role of BBC3/PUMA (BCL2-binding component 3) in macrophages during silicosis remains unknown. Here, we exposed U937 cell-derived macrophages (UDMs) to SiO2 in vitro to explore the function of BBC3 in SiO2-induced disease. We found that SiO2 induced increased BBC3 expression, as well as macrophage activation and apoptosis...
March 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259931/cd164-regulates-proliferation-and-apoptosis-by-targeting-pten-in-human-glioma
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Ming Tu, Lin Cai, Weiming Zheng, Zhipeng Su, Yong Chen, Songtao Qi
Cluster of differentiation 164 (CD164), a sialomucin, has been demonstrated to be involved in the regulation of proliferation, apoptosis, adhesion and differentiation in multiple cancers. CD164 is regarded to be a potential promotor of tumor growth. However, the involvement of CD164 in human glioma proliferation and apoptosis remains unknown. The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression and oncogenic function of CD164 in normal human astrocytes (NHA) and glioma cells in vitro and in vivo...
February 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259821/inhibition-of-mapkinase-pathway-sensitizes-thyroid-cancer-cells-to-abt-737-induced-apoptosis
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Viswanath Gunda, Kristopher A Sarosiek, Eran Brauner, Yon Seon Kim, Salma Amin, Zhiheng Zhou, Antony Letai, Sareh Parangi
Bcl2 family proteins play an important role in the resistance of thyroid cancer cells to apoptosis induced by chemotherapeutic drugs and targeted therapies. BH3-profiling of seven fresh primary papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) tumors showed dependence for survival on Bcl-xL (2/7), Bcl2 (2/7), and Mcl-1 (2/7), while the majority of thyroid cell lines were mainly dependent on Bcl-xL. Targeting Bcl2 family proteins with the BH3 mimetic, ABT-737, while simultaneously inhibiting ERK pathway proteins with PLX4720 and PD325901 was shown to induce significantly high apoptosis in the majority of cell lines (8505c, SW1736, HTh7, BCPAP) and moderate apoptosis in the TPC-1 cell line...
March 1, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259690/the-herbal-medicine-melissa-officinalis-extract-effects-on-gene-expression-of-p53-bcl-2-her2-vegf-a-and-htert-in-human-lung-breast-and-prostate-cancer-cell-lines
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Rana Jahanban-Esfahlan, Khaled Seidi, Amir Monfaredan, Vahid Shafie-Irannejad, Mehran Mesgari Abbasi, Ansar Karimian, Bahman Yousefi
INTRODUCTION: Earlier, we verified that Melissa officinalis extract (MOE) elicits potent antiproliferative effects on different human cancer cells. To gain insights into the molecular mechanisms accounting for the cytotoxic effects of MOE, we assessed the expression patterns of several prominent molecules with therapeutic potential in cancer by Quantitative PCR (Q-PCR). METHODS: A549, MCF-7 and PC3 cancer cells were grown in complete RPMI 1640 and seeded in 24 well micro plates...
March 1, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258011/mir-16-controls-myoblast-proliferation-and-apoptosis-through-directly-suppressing-bcl2-and-foxo1-activities
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Xinzheng Jia, Hongjia Ouyang, Bahareldin Ali Abdalla, Haiping Xu, Qinghua Nie, Xiquan Zhang
Myogenesis mainly involves several steps including myoblast proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis and fusion. Except for muscle specific regulators, few miRNAs were proved to coordinate this complex process. Here, we reported that miR-16 inhibited myoblast proliferation and promoted myoblast apoptosis by directly targeting Bcl2 and FOXO1. The expression level of miR-16 was significantly decreased in the hypertrophic pectoral muscle compared to the normal pectoral muscle in chicken. In vitro, elevating miR-16 significantly inhibited myoblast proliferation and promoted myoblast apoptosis, resulting in about 11...
February 28, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228354/effect-of-tamoxifen-on-spermatogenesis-and-testicular-steroidogenesis
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Rachna Verma, Amitabh Krishna
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of in vivo and in vitro treatments with selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), tamoxifen on testicular functions. The testis treated with tamoxifen, in vivo or in vitro, showed dose-dependent regressive changes in spermatogenesis. This study showed that the decreased estrogenic effect due to tamoxifen may be directly responsible for decreased testicular expression of aromatase, which in turn may be responsible for decreased synthesis of estradiol in the testis...
February 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223017/novel-bcl2-inhibitor-disarib-induces-apoptosis-by-disruption-of-bcl2-bak-interaction
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Supriya V Vartak, Divyaanka Iyer, T R Santhoshkumar, Sheetal Sharma, Archita Mishra, Gunaseelan Goldsmith, Mrinal Srivastava, Shikha Srivastava, Subhas S Karki, Avadhesha Surolia, Bibha Choudhary, Sathees C Raghavan
Apoptosis is a highly regulated pathway of programmed cell death relying on the fine balance between pro and antiapoptotic binding partners. Overexpression of the antiapoptotic protein BCL2 in several cancers makes it an ideal target for chemotherapy, with minimum side effects. In one of our previous studies, we designed, synthesized and characterized Disarib, a BCL2-specific small molecule inhibitor. Interestingly, Disarib showed a novel mode of BCL2 inhibition, by predominantly binding to its BH1 domain, as compared to the BH3-specific action of other known BCL2 inhibitors...
February 20, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219718/a-novel-regulatory-role-of-rgs4-in-stat5b-activation-neurite-outgrowth-and-neuronal-differentiation
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Paschalina Pallaki, Eirini-Maria Georganta, Ioannis Serafimidis, Maria-Pagona Papakonstantinou, Vassilis Papanikolaou, Sofia Koutloglou, Elsa Papadimitriou, Adamantia Agalou, Aggeliki Tserga, Alexandra Simeonof, Dimitra Thomaidou, Maria Gaitanou, Zafiroula Georgoussi
The Regulator of G protein Signalling 4 (RGS4) is a multitask protein that interacts with and negatively modulates opioid receptor signalling. Previously, we showed that the δ-opioid receptor (δ-OR) forms a multiprotein signalling complex consisting of Gi/Go proteins and the Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 5B (STAT5B) that leads to neuronal differentiation and neurite outgrowth upon δ-ΟR activation. Here, we investigated whether RGS4 could participate in signalling pathways to regulate neurotropic events...
February 17, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215535/ambra1-a-novel-bh3-like-protein-new-insights-into-the-ambra1-bcl2-family-proteins-relationship
#11
A Di Rita, F Strappazzon
Cellular homeostasis swings like a pendulum backward and forward between life and death. Two of the main processes, which regulate this equilibrium, are autophagy and apoptosis. While autophagy is a highly conserved self-digestion mechanism that mediates degradation of damaged or surplus components, apoptosis is a programmed cell suicide in which typical death signals induce the elimination of undesired cells. Both these processes are highly regulated by complex molecular machineries, including some common proteins whose "dual role" favors one process or the other...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197382/s100a8-stroma-cells-predict-a-good-prognosis-and-inhibit-aggressiveness-in-colorectal-carcinoma
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Si Li, Fangying Xu, Hui Li, Jing Zhang, Anjing Zhong, Bin Huang, Maode Lai
Gene microarray and bioinformatic analysis showed that S100A8 was more abundant in the stroma surrounding tumor buddings (TBs) than in the stroma surrounding primary tumor cells in colorectal carcinomas. Here, S100A8(+) cells in 419 colorectal carcinoma samples were stained by immunohistochemistry and counted using Image-pro plus 6.0. TBs were also counted and biomarkers associated with the epithelial-mesenchymal transition and apoptosis were assessed by immunohistochemistry. We evaluated the association between S100A8(+) cells and clinico-pathological variables as well as survival...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193280/functional-role-of-alk-related-signal-cascades-on-modulation-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-apoptosis-in-uterine-carcinosarcoma
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H Inoue, M Hashimura, M Akiya, R Chiba, M Saegusa
BACKGROUND: Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), which is a receptor tyrosine kinase, is essentially and transiently expressed in the developing nervous system. Recently, the deregulated expression of full-length ALK has been observed in some primary solid tumors, but little is known about its involvement in the tumorigenesis of uterine carcinosarcomas (UCSs). Here we examined the functional role of the ALK gene in UCSs. METHODS: Regulation and function of the ALK gene were assessed using two endometrial carcinoma cell lines...
February 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184028/long-term-administration-of-tacrolimus-and-everolimus-prevents-high-cholesterol-high-fructose-induced-steatosis-in-c57bl-6j-mice-by-inhibiting-de-novo-lipogenesis
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Sharma Love, Malik A Mudasir, Subhash C Bhardwaj, Gurdarshan Singh, Sheikh A Tasduq
AIM: To investigate the effects of tacrolimus (TC) and everolimus (EV) on non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) induced by high fat, high cholesterol and fructose (fast food) diet in C57BL/6J mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: C57BL/6J mice were divided into four groups (n=8). 1) Standard Chow (SC); 2) Fast food (FF) diet; 3) FF + Tacrolimus (TC, 1mg/kg) and; 4) FF + Everolimus (EV, 1mg/kg) and treated for 16 weeks. Serum and tissue samples were analyzed for evidence of inflammation, fibrosis, lipogenesis, and apoptosis...
February 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182330/heat-shock-protein-27-hsp27-hspb1-is-synthetic-lethal-to-cells-with-oncogenic-activation-of-met-egfr-and-braf
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John David Konda, Martina Olivero, Daniele Musiani, Simona Lamba, Maria Flavia Di Renzo
The small Heat Shock Protein of 27 KDa (HSP27) is highly expressed in many cancers and is associated with aggressive tumor behaviour, metastasis, poor prognosis and resistance to chemotherapy. We aimed at assessing the role of HSP27 in modulating responses to target therapies. We selected several oncogene-addicted cancer cell lines, which undergo either cell cycle blockade or cell death in response to agents that target the specific oncogene. Surprisingly, HSP27 suppression alone resulted in the apoptotic death of MET-addicted EBC-1 lung cancer cells, EGFR-addicted colorectal carcinoma DiFi cells and BRAF-addicted colorectal carcinoma COLO205 and OXCO-1 and melanoma COLO741 cells, all of which also undergo death when treated with the specific targeted agent...
February 9, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181540/hiv-related-proteins-prolong-macrophage-survival-through-induction-of-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-1
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Zhihong Yuan, Xian Fan, Bashar Staitieh, Chetna Bedi, Paul Spearman, David M Guidot, Ruxana T Sadikot
Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1(TREM-1) is a member of the superimmunoglobulin receptor family. We have previously shown that TREM-1 prolongs survival of macrophages treated with lipoolysaccharide through Egr2-Bcl2 signaling. Recent studies suggest a role for TREM-1 in viral immunity. Human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV) targets the monocyte/macrophage lineage at varying stages of infection. Emerging data suggest that macrophages are key reservoirs for latent HIV even in individuals on antiretroviral therapy...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179288/aurora-b-inhibitor-tak-901-synergizes-with-bcl-xl-inhibition-by-inducing-active-bax-in-cancer-cells
#17
Saomi Murai, Jennifer Matuszkiewicz, Yuumi Okuzono, Hiroyuki Miya, Ron DE Jong
BACKGROUND: Aurora B kinase plays an essential role in chromosome segregation and cytokinesis, and is dysregulated in many cancer types, making it an attractive therapeutic target. TAK-901 is a potent aurora B inhibitor that showed efficacy in both in vitro and in vivo oncology models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a synthetic lethal siRNA screening to identify the genes that, when silenced, can potentiate the cell growth-inhibitory effect of TAK-901. RESULTS: B-cell lymphoma-extra large (BCL-xL) depletion by siRNA or chemical inhibition synergized with TAK-901 in cancer cell lines...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161054/mir-136-contributes-to-pre-eclampsia-through-its-effects-on-apoptosis-and-angiogenesis-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#18
Liqin Ji, Liping Zhang, Yani Li, Li Guo, Ni Cao, Zhiying Bai, Yingchun Song, Zhao Xu, Juan Zhang, Chunhua Liu, Xiaoxing Ma
INTRODUCTION: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play an important role in the pathology of preeclampsia (PE). The survival of MSCs and angiogenesis in the maternal-fetal interface are important for a successful pregnancy. MicroRNA-136 (miR-136) is highly expressed in decidua-derived MSCs (MSCs) from PE compared with healthy donors (NC). The role of the MSCs aberrant expressed miR-136 in PE development is still unclear. In the present study, we examined the impact of miR-136 on the survival of MSCs and angiogenesis in the maternal-fetal interface...
February 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160853/identification-of-acetylshikonin-as-the-novel-cyp2j2-inhibitor-with-anti-cancer-activity-in-hepg2-cells
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See-Hyoung Park, Nguyen Minh Phuc, Jongsung Lee, Zhexue Wu, Jieun Kim, Hyunkyoung Kim, Nam Doo Kim, Taeho Lee, Kyung-Sik Song, Kwang-Hyeon Liu
BACKGROUND: Acetylshikonin is one of the biologically active compounds derived from the root of Lithospermum erythrorhizon, a medicinal plant with anti-cancer and anti-inflammation activity. Although there have been a few previous reports demonstrating that acetylshikonin exerts anti-cancer activity in vitro and in vivo, it is still not clear what is the exact molecular target protein of acetylshikonin in cancer cells. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the inhibitory effect of acetylshikonin against CYP2J2 enzyme which is predominantly expressed in human tumor tissues and carcinoma cell lines...
January 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157696/resveratrol-induces-mitochondria-mediated-caspase-independent-apoptosis-in-murine-prostate-cancer-cells
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Sanjay Kumar, Erdal Eroglu, James A Stokes, Karyn Scissum-Gunn, Sabita N Saldanha, Udai P Singh, Upender Manne, Selvarangan Ponnazhagan, Manoj K Mishra
Found in the skins of red fruits, including grapes, resveratrol (RES) is a polyphenolic compound with cancer chemopreventive activity. Because of this activity, it has gained interest for scientific investigations. RES inhibits tumor growth and progression by targeting mitochondria-dependent or -independent pathways. However, further investigations are needed to explore the underlying mechanisms.The present study is focused on examining the role of RES-induced, mitochondria-mediated, caspase-independent apoptosis of prostate cancer cells, namely transgenic adenocarcinoma of mouse prostate (TRAMP) cells...
February 1, 2017: Oncotarget
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