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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732053/dysregulation-of-pulmonary-endothelial-protein-c-receptor-and-thrombomodulin-in-severe-falciparum-malaria-associated-ards-relevant-to-hemozoin
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Sitang Maknitikul, Natthanej Luplertlop, Georges E R Grau, Sumate Ampawong
To investigate the role of the protein C system, endothelial protein C receptor (EPCR) and thrombomodulin (TM) in the pathogenesis of malaria-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in relation to hemozoin and proinflammatory cytokines-induced type II pneumocyte injury and -aggravated pulmonary resolution. A total of 29 left-over lung specimens that were obtained from patients who died from severe falciparum malaria were examined. Histopathological, immunohistochemical and electron microscopic analyses revealed that ARDS coexisted with pulmonary edema and systemic bleeding; the severity was dependent on the level of hemozoin deposition in the lung and internal alveolar hemorrhaging...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731183/paeoniflorin-exerts-neuroprotective-effects-against-glutamate%C3%A2-induced-pc12-cellular-cytotoxicity-by-inhibiting-apoptosis
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Ahong Chen, Hongyun Wang, Yuqin Zhang, Xiaoying Wang, Lishuang Yu, Wen Xu, Wei Xu, Yu Lin
Paeoniflorin (PF) is an active ingredient of Radix Paeoniae, which is known to exert neuroprotective effects. However, the mechanims behind the neuroprotective effects of PF are not yet fully understood. The apoptosis of neurons plays an important role in the cerebral ischemia-induced cascade response. This study aimed to investigate neuroprotective effects of PF against glutamate‑induced PC12 cellular cytotoxicity and to determine whether these effects are mediated via the inhibition of apoptosis in vitro and the activity of mitochondrial apoptosis-associated proteins in PC12 cells...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731173/anacardic-acid-induces-cell-apoptosis-of-prostatic-cancer-through-autophagy-by-er-stress-dapk3-akt-signaling-pathway
#3
Jing Tan, Xianzhen Jiang, Guangming Yin, Leye He, Jianye Liu, Zhi Long, Zhiqiang Jiang, Kun Yao
Anacardic acid, which is commonly seen in plants of Anacardiaceae, is an important composition of cashew, ginkgo leaf and fruit, and it has been suggested in previous research to show antitumor activity. The main aim of the present study was to evaluate the anticancer effects of anacardic acid on cell apoptosis of prostatic cancer and molecular mechanisms of this phenomenon. In this study we found that anacardic acid inhibited cell proliferation, induced apoptosis and caspase-3/9 activities and Bax protein expression of prostatic cancer...
July 20, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731169/in%C3%A2-vivo-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-inhibition-of-human-gastric-cancer-progress-by-upregulating-kank1-gene
#4
Tao Chen, Kun Wang, Xianzhou Tong
Recent research has found that Kank1 gene, as one of the important members of the Kank gene family, plays an important role in the occurrence and development of malignant tumors. As a brand new cancer suppressor gene, its expression is significantly downregulated or missing in various kinds of malignant tumors. However, no report on the specific role of Kank1 in the genesis and development of gastric cancer is available yet. In the present study, we found significantly lower expression of Kank1 gene in human gastric cancer cells...
July 17, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731136/mhy451-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-by-ros-generation-in-hct116-human-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Na Lam Hwang, Yong Jung Kang, Bokyung Sung, Seong Yeon Hwang, Jung Yoon Jang, Hye Jin Oh, Yu Ra Ahn, Do Hyun Kim, Su Jeong Kim, Sultan Ullah, Mohammad Akbar Hossain, Hyung Ryong Moon, Hae Young Chung, Nam Deuk Kim
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer and cause of cancer-related deaths. Despite advancements in conventional therapeutic approaches to CRC, most patients with CRC die of their disease. There is a need to develop novel therapeutic agents for this malignancy. Therefore, the present study aimed to examine the anticancer effects and elucidate the underlying mechanism of MHY451 in HCT116 human colorectal cancer cells. Treatment with MHY451 inhibited cell growth in a time- and concentration-dependent manner...
July 18, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731097/dba-induced-caspase-3-dependent-apoptosis-occurs-through-mitochondrial-translocation-of-cyt-c-in-the-rat-hippocampus
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Wenbo Jiang, Yingying Chen, Bai Li, Shuying Gao
Dibromoacetic acid (DBA), a by-product of disinfection, develops in drinking water during chlorination or ozonation processes. Water intake is the main source of DBA exposure in humans, which is potentially neurotoxic. The present study investigated the neurotoxic effects of DBA by assessing the behavioral and biochemical characteristics of Sprague Dawley rats intragastrically treated with DBA at concentrations of 20, 50 and 125 mg kg(-1) body weight for 28 consecutive days. The results indicated that animal weight gain and food consumption were not significantly affected by DBA...
July 21, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730785/pdcd1-strengthens-the-sensitivity-of-ovarian-cancer-to-cisplatin-chemotherapy-by-promoting-apoptosis
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Qian Li, Jie-Fan Gao, Bing-Li Qi
PURPOSE: The primary purpose of this study was to make clear the role of PDCD1 in the occurrence and progression of ovarian cancer, and explain its mechanism. METHODS: RT-PCR, westem blot, MTT and immunohistochemistry were used to detect the expression levels of PDCD1 mRNA and protein in human ovarian cancer cell lines (SKOV3, 3AO, CAOV3 and OVCAR3), human normal ovary, serous cystadenoma, and serous cystadenocarcinoma tissue. SKOV3, SKOV3-MOCK, and SKOV3-PDCD1 cells were subcutaneously injected into the armpit of nude mice to observe the effect of PDCD1 expression on tumorigenic ability...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730515/selective-induction-of-dna-damage-g2-abrogation-and-mitochondrial-apoptosis-by-leaf-extract-of-traditional-medicinal-plant-wrightia-arborea-in-k562-cells
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T Lakshmipriya, T Soumya, P R Jayasree, P R Manish Kumar
Plants have proved to be an important source of anti-cancer drugs. Wrightia arborea, an Indian Ayurvedic medicinal plant, is used traditionally to treat a variety of ailments. This study evaluates the antiproliferative/apoptotic potential of Wrightia arborea leaf extracts, prepared in different organic solvents, on cancer cell lines. MTT assay, light and fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, DNA laddering, alkaline comet assay, and western blotting were some of the techniques used for evaluation. Combinations of camptothecin, either with CHK1 inhibitor-PD407824 or with W...
July 20, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728293/-curcumin-induces-apoptosis-and-protective-autophagy-in-human-gastric-cancer-cells-with-different-degree-of-differentiation
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W Li, Y Zhou, J Yang, H H Zhang, S L Zhao, T Zhang, J Huo, P Zheng
Objective: To investigate the effect of curcumin on the apoptosis and autophagy of human gastric cancer cells with different degree of differentiation. Methods: Gastric cancer cell lines BGC-823 and MKN-28 were treated with curcumin at different concentrations. The effect of curcumin on cell proliferation was measured by MTT assay. Apoptosis was assessed by flow cytometry. Autophagy status was analyzed by acridine orange staining. The expression levels of apoptotic and autophagy-related proteins were detected by Western blot...
July 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728173/glucocorticoid-induced-leucine-zipper-protects-the-retina-from-light-induced-retinal-degeneration-by-inducing-bcl-xl-in-rats
#10
Ruiping Gu, Wenyi Tang, Boya Lei, Xinyi Ding, Cheng Jiang, Gezhi Xu
Purpose: The aim of the present study was to investigate the neuroprotective effects of glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper (GILZ) in a light-induced retinal degeneration model and to explore the underlying mechanisms. Methods: Intravitreal injection of recombinant GILZ-overexpressing lentivirus (OE-GILZ-rLV) and short hairpin RNA targeting GILZ recombinant lentivirus (shRNA-GILZ-rLV) was performed to up- and downregulate retinal GILZ, respectively. Three days after stable transduction, rats were exposed to continuous bright light (5000 lux) for 2 days...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727885/sustained-activation-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-induces-cell-death-in-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy
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Naoki Okumura, Miu Kitahara, Hirokazu Okuda, Keisuke Hashimoto, Emi Ueda, Makiko Nakahara, Shigeru Kinoshita, Robert D Young, Andrew J Quantock, Theofilos Tourtas, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Friedrich Kruse, Noriko Koizumi
Purpose: The unfolded protein response (UPR) is believed to play a role in the pathogenesis of Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether unfolded proteins accumulate in the corneal endothelium in FECD and if they are involved in triggering cell death. Methods: Descemet's membranes with corneal endothelial cells (CECs) were obtained during keratoplasty, and expression of aggresomes, type 1 collagen, fibronectin, and agrin was evaluated...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725044/cord-blood-nk-cells-engineered-to-express-il-15-and-a-cd19-targeted-car-show-long-term-persistence-and-potent-anti-tumor-activity
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E Liu, Y Tong, G Dotti, H Shaim, B Savoldo, M Mukherjee, J Orange, X Wan, X Lu, A Reynolds, M Gagea, P Banerjee, R Cai, M H Bdaiwi, R Basar, M Muftuoglu, L Li, D Marin, W Wierda, M Keating, R Champlin, E Shpall, K Rezvani
Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) have been used to redirect the specificity of autologous T-cells against leukemia and lymphoma with promising clinical results.(1-3) Extending this approach to allogeneic T-cells is problematic as they carry a significant risk of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Natural killer (NK) cells are highly cytotoxic effectors, killing their targets in a non-antigen specific manner without causing GVHD. Cord blood (CB) offers an attractive, allogeneic, off-the-self source of NK cells for immunotherapy...
July 20, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721901/psmb8-as-a-candidate-marker-of-responsiveness-to-preoperative-radiation-therapy-in-rectal-cancer-patients
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Ye Jin Ha, Ka Hee Tak, Chan Wook Kim, Seon Ae Roh, Eun Kyung Choi, Dong Hyung Cho, Jeong Hwan Kim, Seon Kyu Kim, Seon Young Kim, Yong Sung Kim, Jin Cheon Kim
PURPOSE: The ability to predict individual responsiveness to cancer therapy is urgently needed. This is particularly true for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) because a large proportion are resistant to preoperative chemoradiation therapy (CRT). In this study, we sought to identify markers that could predict response by comparing the gene expression profiles of the tumors of patients who received preoperative CRT. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The basal gene expression profiles of tumors from 22 LARC patients who were responders (n=9) and nonresponders (n=13) to preoperative CRT were analyzed using RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq)...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721054/neuroprotective-effects-of-curdione-against-focal-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
#14
Xing-Jie Li, Li Liang, Hong-Xia Shi, Xiao-Ping Sun, Jing Wang, Lian-Sheng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Curdione is one of the most highly concentrated component of the active constituents in E-zhu, which has been reported to possess a variety of activities. However, the pharmacologic neuroprotective activity of curdione has not been evaluated. The present study aimed to investigate the protective effect of curdione on focal cerebral ischemia reperfusion-induced injury in rats and further exploring the underlying mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male Sprague Dawley rats were subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) surgery for 2 h, followed by reperfusion stage...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720064/evaluation-of-the-antitumor-activity-of-platinum-nanoparticles-in-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-induced-in-rats
#15
Amina Medhat, Somaya Mansour, Sawsan El-Sonbaty, Eman Kandil, Mustafa Mahmoud
This study aimed to evaluate the antitumor activity of platinum nanoparticles compared with cis-platin both in vitro and in vivo in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma induced in rats. The treatment efficacy of platinum nanoparticles was evaluated by measuring antioxidant activities against oxidative stress caused by diethylnitrosamine in liver tissue. The measurements included reduced glutathione content and superoxide dismutase activity, as well as malondialdehyde level. Liver function tests were also determined, in addition to the evaluation of serum alpha-fetoprotein, caspase-3, and cytochrome c in liver tissue...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719898/role-of-mir-155-signal-pathway-in-regulating-podocyte-injury-induced-by-tgf-%C3%AE-1
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Xu Lin, Xintng Zhen, Haiting Huang, Haohao Wu, Yanwu You, Pengwei Guo, Xiangjun Gu, Fafen Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of glomerulosclerosis. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of inhibition of miR-155 on podocyte injury induced by TGF-β1 and to determine further molecular mediators involved in the effects of miR-155. METHODS: Conditionally immortalized podocytes were cultured in vitro and they were divided into four groups: control; TGF-β1 treatment; TGF-β1 with miR-155 knockdown [using antisense oligonucleotides against miR-155 (ASO-miR-155)] and TGF-β1 with negative control antisense oligonucleotides (ASO-NC)...
July 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718726/effects-of-the-notch1-signaling-pathway-on-human-lung-cancer-a549-cells
#17
Yun Zeng, Bijian Yin, Xinwei Wang, Guohao Xia, Zhengjie Shen, Wenzhe Gu, Mianhua Wu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of the Notch1 signaling pathway on human lung cancer A549 cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A549 cells were transfected with recombinant plasmids. Cell proliferation was detected by MTT assay. A tumor-bearing mouse model was established for intratumoral gene injection. Apoptosis-related factors were detected by immunohistochemical assay. Caspase-8, caspase-3, caspase-9, PI3K, pAkt and pSTAT3 expressions were detected by Western blotting...
July 18, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718066/the-preventive-effects-of-taurine-on-neural-tube-defects-through-the-wnt-pcp-jnk-dependent-pathway
#18
Qinghua Zhang, Yang Liu, Hui Wang, Li Ma, Hechun Xia, Jianguo Niu, Tao Sun, Li Zhang
The aim of this study was to clarify the protective role of taurine in neuronal apoptosis and the role of the Wnt/PCP-Jnk pathway in mediating the preventive effects of taurine on neural tube defects (NTDs). HT-22 cells (a hippocampal neuron cell line) were divided into a control group, a glutamate-induced apoptosis group, and glutamate (4.0 mmol/L) plus low-dose taurine (L; 0.5 mmol/L) and high-dose taurine (H; 2.0 mmol/L) groups. The MTT assay was used to monitor cell proliferation and cell survival. Immunofluorescence and Western blot analyses were used to determine caspase 9 expression...
July 17, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717222/fty720-induces-autophagy-associated-apoptosis-in-human-oral-squamous-carcinoma-cells-in-part-through-a-reactive-oxygen-species-mcl-1-dependent-mechanism
#19
Li-Yuan Bai, Chang-Fang Chiu, Shih-Jiuan Chiu, Po-Chen Chu, Jing-Ru Weng
In this study, we interrogated the mechanism by which the immunosuppressant FTY720 mediates anticancer effects in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells. FTY720 differentially suppressed the viability of the OSCC cell lines SCC4, SCC25, and SCC2095 with IC50 values of 6.1, 6.3, and 4.5 μM, respectively. This antiproliferative effect was attributable to the ability of FTY720 to induce caspase-dependent apoptosis. Mechanistic evidence suggests that FTY720-induced apoptosis was associated with its ability to inhibit Akt-NF-κB signaling, to facilitate the proteasomal degradation of the antiapoptotic protein Mcl-1, and to increase reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716577/apoptosis-related-genes-induced-in-response-to-ketamine-during-early-life-stages-of-zebrafish
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Luís M Félix, Cindy Serafim, Ana M Valentim, Luís M Antunes, Manuela Matos, Ana M Coimbra
Increasing evidence supports that ketamine, a widely used anaesthetic, potentiates apoptosis during development through the mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis. Defects in the apoptotic machinery can cause or contribute to the developmental abnormalities previously described in ketamine-exposed zebrafish. The involvement of the apoptotic machinery in ketamine-induced teratogenicity was addressed by assessing the apoptotic signals at 8 and 24 hpf following 20min exposure to ketamine at three stages of early zebrafish embryo development (256 cell, 50% epiboly and 1-4 somites stages)...
July 14, 2017: Toxicology Letters
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