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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087315/assessing-light-independent-effects-of-hypericin-on-cell-viability-ultrastructure-and-metabolism-in-human-glioma-and-endothelial-cells
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Veronika Huntosova, Marta Novotova, Zuzana Nichtova, Lucia Balogova, Maria Maslanakova, Dana Petrovajova, Katarina Stroffekova
Cell exposure to light-independent effects of photosensitizers (PS) used in PDT is clinically relevant when PS affect the pro-apoptotic cascade.In many malignant cells, Hypericin (Hyp) has PS displayed light-dependent anti-proliferative and cytotoxic effects with no cytotoxicity in the dark. Recent studies have shown that Hyp also exhibited light-independent cytotoxic effects in a wide range of concentrations. The molecular mechanisms underlying Hyp light-independent (dark) toxicity may be due to its interaction with different molecules at the Hyp accumulation sites including mitochondria, and these mechanisms are not understood in detail...
January 10, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076420/chaperone-mediated-autophagy-protein-bag3-negatively-regulates-ebola-and-marburg-vp40-mediated-egress
#2
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/28070108/pathway-of-3-mcpd-induced-apoptosis-in-human-embryonic-kidney-cells
#3
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/28064040/bax-to-basics-how-the-bcl2-gene-family-controls-the-death-of-retinal-ganglion-cells
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REVIEW
Margaret E Maes, Cassandra L Schlamp, Robert W Nickells
Retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death is the principal consequence of injury to the optic nerve. For several decades, we have understood that the RGC death process was executed by apoptosis, suggesting that there may be ways to therapeutically intervene in this cell death program and provide a more direct treatment to the cells and tissues affected in diseases like glaucoma. A major part of this endeavor has been to elucidate the molecular biological pathways active in RGCs from the point of axonal injury to the point of irreversible cell death...
January 4, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053206/gsk3b-mediated-phosphorylation-of-mcl1-regulates-axonal-autophagy-to-promote-wallerian-degeneration
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Shuji Wakatsuki, Shinji Tokunaga, Megumi Shibata, Toshiyuki Araki
Macroautophagy is a catabolic process, in which portions of cytoplasm or organelles are delivered to lysosomes for degradation. Emerging evidence has indicated a pathological connection between axonal degeneration and autophagy. However, the physiological function and induction mechanism of autophagy in axons remain elusive. We herein show that, through activation of BECLIN1, glycogen synthase kinase 3B (GSK3B)-mediated phosphorylation of BCL2 family member MCL1 induces axonal autophagy and axonal degeneration...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
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/28040547/lemur-tyrosine-kinase-2-lmtk2-is-a-determinant-of-cell-sensitivity-to-apoptosis-by-regulating-the-levels-of-the-bcl2-family-members
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Annalisa Conti, Maria Teresa Majorini, Enrico Fontanella, Alberto Bardelli, Mauro Giacca, Domenico Delia, Miguel Mano, Daniele Lecis
Using a high-throughput approach, we identified lemur tyrosine kinase 2 (LMTK2) as a novel determinant of cell sensitivity to TRAIL. LMTK2 is a poorly characterized serine/threonine kinase believed to play a role in endosomal membrane trafficking and neuronal physiology, and recently found to be mutated in diverse tumor types. We show that LMTK2 silencing sensitizes immortalized epithelial cells and cancer cells to TRAIL, and this phenomenon is accompanied by changes in the expression of BCL2 family members...
December 29, 2016: Cancer Letters
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/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/28018211/cistanche-tubulosa-protects-dopaminergic-neurons-through-regulation-of-apoptosis-and-glial-cell-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#10
Qian Xu, Wen Fan, Shui-Fen Ye, Yi-Bo Cong, Wei Qin, Shi-Ya Chen, Jing Cai
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease with the pathological hallmark of reduced nigrostriatal dopamine. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) clinical practice, the nanopowder of Cistanche tubulosa has therapeutic effects on PD. To identify the therapeutic mechanism, this study tested the protective effect of different doses of MPP(+)-induced toxicity in MES23.5 cells using the MTT assay and in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced PD mice (vehicles). Immunohistochemistry was used to assess cytomorphology and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) expression...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012060/adipocyte-microenvironment-promotes-bclxl-expression-and-confers-chemoresistance-in-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Carlos Cardenas, Michele K Montagna, Mary Pitruzzello, Eydis Lima, Gil Mor, Ayesha B Alvero
Resistance to mitochondria-initiated apoptosis is a hallmark of chemoresistant cancer stem cells including CD44+/MyD88+ epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) stem cells. This is controlled by members of the Bcl2 family of proteins, which function as rheostats of mitochondrial stability. We observed a differential expression profile of Bcl2 family members comparing the chemoresistant EOC stem cells and the chemosensitive CD44-/MyD88- EOC cells. Chemoresistant EOC stem cells surprisingly express higher levels of the pro-apoptotic members Bak and Bax compared to the chemosensitive EOC cells...
December 23, 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990281/mitochondrial-apoptosis-and-bh3-mimetics
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REVIEW
Haiming Dai, X Wei Meng, Scott H Kaufmann
The BCL2-selective BH3 mimetic venetoclax was recently approved for the treatment of relapsed, chromosome 17p-deleted chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and is undergoing extensive testing, alone and in combination, in lymphomas, acute leukemias, and solid tumors. Here we summarize recent advances in understanding of the biology of BCL2 family members that shed light on the action of BH3 mimetics, review preclinical and clinical studies leading to the regulatory approval of venetoclax, and discuss future investigation of this new class of antineoplastic agent...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974319/microrna-30e-targets-bnip3l-to-protect-against-aldosterone-induced-podocyte-apoptosis-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Yan Guo, Xu Deng, Shuang Chen, Lingyun Yang, Jiajia Ni, Rong Wang, Jiajuan Lin, Mi Bai, Zhanjun Jia, Songming Huang, Aihua Zhang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are essential for the maintenance of podocyte homeostasis. Emerging evidence demonstrated a protective role of miRNA-30a, a member of miR-30 family in podocyte injury. However, the role of other members of miR-30 family in podocyte injury is unclear. The present study was undertaken to investigate the contribution of miR-30e in the pathogenesis of podocyte injury induced by aldosterone (Aldo), as well as the underlying mechanism. Following Aldo treatment, miR-30e was dose-and time-dependently reduced...
December 14, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917343/a-new-bioinformatic-insight-into-the-associated-proteins-in-psychiatric-disorders
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Wenlong Zhao, Wenjing Yang, Shuanglin Zheng, Qiong Hu, Ping Qiu, Xinghua Huang, Xiaoqian Hong, Fenghua Lan
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric diseases severely affect the quality of patients' lives and bring huge economic pressure to their families. Also, the great phenotypic variability among these patients makes it difficult to investigate the pathogenesis. Nowadays, bioinformatics is hopeful to be used as an effective tool for the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders, which can identify sensitive biomarkers and explore associated signaling pathways. METHODS: In this study, we performed an integrated bioinformatic analysis on 1945 mental-associated proteins including 91 secreted proteins and 593 membrane proteins, which were screened from the Universal Protein Resource (Uniport) database...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907212/diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-cell-line-u-2946-model-for-mcl1-inhibitor-testing
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Hilmar Quentmeier, Hans G Drexler, Vivien Hauer, Roderick A F MacLeod, Claudia Pommerenke, Cord C Uphoff, Margarete Zaborski, Mattias Berglund, Gunilla Enblad, Rose-Marie Amini
Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma worldwide. We describe the establishment and molecular characteristics of the DLBCL cell line U-2946. This cell line was derived from a 52-year-old male with DLBCL. U-2946 cells carried the chromosomal translocation t(8;14) and strongly expressed MYC, but not the mature B-cell lymphoma associated oncogenes BCL2 and BCL6. Instead, U-2946 cells expressed the antiapoptotic BCL2 family member MCL1 which was highly amplified genomically (14n)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907195/novel-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-agonist-suppresses-migration-and-invasion-of-breast-cancer-cells
#16
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/27902785/apoptosis-related-gene-expression-profiling-in-hematopoietic-cell-fractions-of-mds-patients
#17
Saskia Mc Langemeijer, Niccolo Mariani, Ruth Knops, Christian Gilissen, Rob Woestenenk, Theo de Witte, Gerwin Huls, Bert A van der Reijden, Joop H Jansen
Although the vast majority of patients with a myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) suffer from cytopenias, the bone marrow is usually normocellular or hypercellular. Apoptosis of hematopoietic cells in the bone marrow has been implicated in this phenomenon. However, in MDS it remains only partially elucidated which genes are involved in this process and which hematopoietic cells are mainly affected. We employed sensitive real-time PCR technology to study 93 apoptosis-related genes and gene families in sorted immature CD34+ and the differentiating erythroid (CD71+) and monomyeloid (CD13/33+) bone marrow cells...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894814/tanshinone-iia-induced-cell-death-via-mir30b-p53-ptpn11-shp2-signaling-pathway-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#18
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/27890930/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-interrupt-hsp90%C3%A2-rasgrp1-and-hsp90%C3%A2-craf-interactions-to-upregulate-bim-and-circumvent-drug-resistance-in-lymphoma-cells
#19
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...
December 16, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864689/epstein-barr-virus-infection-and-gene-promoter-hypermethylation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-methotrexate-associated-b-cell-lymphoproliferative-disorders
#20
Kozue Ejima-Yamada, Yumi Oshiro, Seiichi Okamura, Tomoaki Fujisaki, Yasuhito Mihashi, Kazuo Tamura, Tomoko Fukushige, Masaru Kojima, Kazutoshi Shibuya, Morishige Takeshita
We analyzed CpG-island hypermethylation status in 12 genes of paraffin-embedded tissues from 38 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with methotrexate (MTX)-associated large B cell lymphoproliferative disorder (BLPD), 11 RA patients with non-MTX-associated BLPD (non-MTX-BLPD), 22 controls with diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), and 10 controls with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)(+) DLBCL. Among them, tumor cells from EBV(+) MTX-BLPD patients and control EBV(+) DLBCL patients had significantly lower median incidence of CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP) than those from non-MTX-BLPD and control DLBCL groups (2...
November 18, 2016: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
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