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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918123/carnosic-acid-induces-apoptosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-via-ros-mediated-mitochondrial-pathway
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Xinrui Zhang, Yiling Chen, Guangsheng Cai, Xin Li, Di Wang
Carnosic acid (CA), an important bioactive phenolic diterpene mainly found in labiate plants, exerts various biological functions, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, and neuroprotective activities. In the present study, we proved the deleterious effects of CA against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in both in vitro and in vivo models. In vitro, CA significantly decreased cell viability, inhibited cell proliferation and migration, enhanced apoptosis, and increased caspase-3, -8, and -9 activities in HepG2 and SMMC-7721 cells...
September 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916796/low-temperature-plasma-promoting-fibroblast-proliferation-by-activating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-and-increasing-cyclind1-expression
#2
Jin-Ren Liu, Gui-Min Xu, Xing-Min Shi, Guan-Jun Zhang
The potential applications of low temperature plasma (LTP) in wound healing have aroused the concern of many researchers. In this study, an argon atmospheric pressure plasma jet was applied to generate LTP for treatment of murine fibroblast cell (L929) cultured in vitro to investigate the effect of NF-κB pathway on fibroblast proliferation. The results showed that, compared with the control, L929 cells treated with plasma for less than 20 s had significant increases of proliferation; the productions of intracellular ROS, O2(-) and NO increased with prolongation of LTP treatment time; NF-κB pathway was activated by LTP in a proper dose range, and the expression of cyclinD1 in LTP-treated cells increased with the same trend as cell proliferation...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915605/hsp90-inhibitor-17-dmag-exerts-anticancer-effects-against-gastric-cancer-cells-principally-by-altering-oxidant-antioxidant-balance
#3
Jeong Goo Kim, Sang Chul Lee, Ok-Hee Kim, Kee-Hwan Kim, Kyo Young Song, Sang Kuon Lee, Byung Jo Choi, Wonjun Jeong, Say-June Kim
Heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) stabilizes numerous oncoproteins and, therefore, its inhibition has emerged as a promising antineoplastic strategy for diverse malignancies. In this study, we determined the therapeutic effects and mechanisms of action of a specific HSP90 inhibitor, 17-dimethylamino-ethylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamycin (17-DMAG), in gastric cancer cell lines (AGS, SNU-1, and KATO-III), patient-derived tissues, and a mouse xenograft model. 17-DMAG exerted anticancer effects against gastric cancer cells, manifested by significantly decreased proliferation rates (P < 0...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913568/piperlongumine-induces-g2-m-phase-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-cholangiocarcinoma-cells-through-the-ros-jnk-erk-signaling-pathway
#4
Sunisa Thongsom, Wipa Suginta, Kyung Jin Lee, Han Choe, Chutima Talabnin
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is an aggressive, metastatic bile duct cancer. CCA is difficult to diagnose, and responds poorly to current radio- and chemo-therapy. Piperlongumine (PL) is a naturally-occurring small molecule selectively toxic to cancer cells by targeting reactive oxygen species (ROS). In this study, we demonstrated the potential anticancer activity of PL in CCA. PL markedly induced death in CCA cell lines in a dose- and time-dependent manner through the activation of caspase-3 and PARP. PL also stimulated ROS accumulation in CCA...
September 14, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905938/triptolide-induces-sertoli-cell-apoptosis-in-mice-via-ros-jnk-dependent-activation-of-the-mitochondrial-pathway-and-inhibition-of-nrf2-mediated-antioxidant-response
#5
Yu Wang, Su-Han Guo, Xue-Jun Shang, Li-Sha Yu, Jian-Wei Zhu, Ang Zhao, Yan-Fen Zhou, Guo-Hua An, Qi Zhang, Bo Ma
Triptolide (TP), an oxygenated diterpene, has a variety of beneficial pharmacodynamic activities but its clinical applications are restricted due to severe testicular injury. This study aimed to delineate the molecular mechanisms of TP-induced testicular injury in vitro and in vivo. TP (5-50000 nmol/L) dose-dependently decreased the viability of TM4 Sertoli cells with an IC50 value of 669.5-269.45 nmol/L at 24 h. TP (125, 250, and 500 nmol/L) dose-dependently increased the accumulation of ROS, the phosphorylation of JNK, mitochondrial dysfunction and activation of the intrinsic apoptosis pathway in TM4 cells...
September 14, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905500/salidroside-suppressing-lps-induced-myocardial-injury-by-inhibiting-ros-mediated-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#6
Lvyi Chen, Peng Liu, Xin Feng, Chunhua Ma
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of salidroside (Sal) on myocardial injury in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endotoxemic in vitro and in vivo. SD rats were randomly divided into five groups: control group, LPS group (15 mg/kg), LPS plus dexamethasone (2 mg/kg), LPS plus Sal groups with different Sal doses (20, 40 mg/kg). Hemodynamic measurement and haematoxylin and eosin staining were performed. Serum levels of creatine kinase (CK), lactate dehydrogenase, the activities of the antioxidant enzymes catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-px), glutathione, tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and interleukin-1β (IL-1β) were measured after the rats were killed...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904489/does-n-acetyl-cysteine-have-protective-effects-in-acute-aluminum-phosphide-poisoning
#7
Samaneh Nakhaee, Omid Mehrpour, Mahdi Balali-Mood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904338/aqueous-synthesis-of-functionalized-copper-sulfide-quantum-dots-as-near-infrared-luminescent-probes-for-detection-of-hg-2-ag-and-au-3
#8
Weilin Du, Lei Liao, Li Yang, Aimiao Qin, Aihui Liang
Stable water-soluble copper sulfide(Cu2S) quantum dots(QDs) with near-infrared emission were synthesized using N-acetyl-L-cysteine(NAC) as a modifier in aqueous solution and nitrogen atmosphere at room temperature. The product was characterized by TEM, XRD, XPS, FT-IR, FL and UV-VIS spectrometers. Effects of preparation conditions such as pH values, the molar ratio of reactants, temperature, and metal ions on the fluorescence properties of Cu2S QDs were discussed. Under optimal conditions, the prepared Cu2S QDs with average diameter about 2-5 nm show a near-infrared emission at 770 nm with the excitation wavelength of 466 nm, and have a good detection sensitivity for ions of Hg(2+), Ag(+) and Au(3+), based on the characteristic of fluorescence quenching...
September 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904004/jadomycins-inhibit-type-ii-topoisomerases-and-promote-dna-damage-and-apoptosis-in-multidrug-resistant-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
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Steven R Hall, Jay Toulany, Leah G Bennett, Camilo F Martinez-Farina, Andrew W Robertson, David L Jakeman, Kerry B Goralski
Jadomycins are natural products that kill drug-sensitive and multidrug resistant (MDR) breast cancer cells. To date the cytotoxic activity of jadomycins has never been tested in MDR breast cancer cells that are also triple-negative. Additionally, there is only a rudimentary understanding of how jadomycins cause cancer cell death, which includes the induction of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS). We first created a paclitaxel-resistant, triple-negative breast cancer cell line (231-TXL) from drug-sensitive MDA-MB-231 cells (231-CON)...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902442/spectroscopic-investigations-on-the-conformational-changes-of-lysozyme-effected-by-different-sizes-of-n-acetyl-l-cysteine-capped-cdte-quantum-dots
#10
Qianqian Wu, Jingqiang Wan, Zhuo He, Rutao Liu
The effect of N-acetyl-l-cysteine-capped CdTe quantum dots (NAC-CdTe QDs) with different sizes on lysozyme was investigated by isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), enzyme activity assays, and multi-spectroscopic methods. ITC results proved that NAC-CdTe QDs can spontaneously bind with lysozyme and hydrophobic force plays a major role in stabilizing QDs-lysozyme complex. Multi-spectroscopic measurements revealed that NAC-CdTe QDs caused strong quenching of the lysozyme's fluorescence in a size-dependent quenching manner...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901910/alternative-oxidase-impacts-ganoderic-acid-biosynthesis-by-regulating-intracellular-ros-levels-in-ganoderma-lucidum
#11
Deng-Ke Shi, Jing Zhu, Ze-Hua Sun, Guang Zhang, Rui Liu, Tian-Jun Zhang, Sheng-Li Wang, Ang Ren, Ming-Wen Zhao
The alternative oxidase (AOX), which forms a branch of the mitochondrial respiratory electron transport pathway, functions to sustain electron flux and alleviate reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. In this article, a homologous AOX gene was identified in Ganoderma lucidum. The coding sequence of the AOX gene in G. lucidum contains 1038 nucleotides and encodes a protein of 39.48 kDa. RNA interference (RNAi) was used to study the function of AOX in G. lucidum, and two silenced strains (AOXi6 and AOXi21) were obtained, showing significant decreases of approximately 60 and 50 %, respectively, in alternative pathway respiratory efficiency compared to WT...
September 13, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901448/exposure-of-keratinocytes-to-non%C3%A2-thermal-dielectric-barrier-discharge-plasma-increases-the-level-of-8%C3%A2-oxoguanine-via-inhibition-of-its-repair-enzyme
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Ki Cheon Kim, Madduma Hewage Susara Ruwan Kumara, Kyoung Ah Kang, Mei Jing Piao, Min Chang Oh, Yea Seong Ryu, Jin Oh Jo, Young Sun Mok, Jennifer H Shin, Yeunsoo Park, Seong Bong Kim, Suk Jae Yoo, Jin Won Hyun
Oxidative stress enhances cellular DNA oxidation and may cause mutations in DNA bases, including 8‑oxoguanine (8‑oxoG). Our recent study reported that exposure of cells to non‑thermal dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma generates reactive oxygen species and damages DNA. The present study investigated the effect of non‑thermal DBD plasma exposure on the formation of 8‑oxoG in HaCaT human keratinocytes. Cells exposed to DBD plasma exhibited increased level of 8‑oxoG. In addition, mRNA and protein expression levels of 8‑oxoguanine glycosylase 1 (OGG1), an 8‑oxoG repair enzyme, were reduced in plasma‑exposed cells...
September 11, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898308/-the-treatment-of-cannabis-dependence-clinical-work-psychotherapy-and-evidence
#13
José Capece, Federico Pavlovsky
Identifying compulsive consumption of marijuana in association with another mental disorder (attentional defcit disorder, bipolar disorder, depression or psychosis) presents the challenge of clarifying validated therapeutic strategies, especially within the teen population, in which it shows the highest prevalence. The ever-increasing prevalence and the need for regional treatments, demand that we approach this health matter as a public health issue. The ideological con?icts related to the necessary decriminalization of consumption and the current debate on the medical use of marijuana often confuse the urgent need to establish effective therapeutic strategies for the population affected by this mental disorder...
November 2016: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894829/the-effect-of-n-acetyl-cysteine-on-recovery-of-the-facial-nerve-after-crush-injury
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Andrew Rivera, Mallory Raymond, Ariel Grobman, Marianne Abouyared, Simon I Angeli
OBJECTIVE: Facial nerve dysfunction can vary in severity and recovery is dependent on the character of the injury. N-acetyl-cysteine prevents oxidative stress and cellular damage, and its use in the setting of nerve dysfunction from crush injury has not yet been established. In this study, rats with facial nerve crush injury will be treated with n-acetyl-cysteine or control and functional recovery and electrophysiologic outcome will be compared. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized animal study...
June 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893509/non-thermal-plasma-induces-mitochondria-mediated-apoptotic-signaling-pathway-via-ros-generation-in-hela-cells
#15
Wei Li, K N Yu, Jie Ma, Jie Shen, Cheng Cheng, Fangjian Zhou, Zhiming Cai, Wei Han
Non-thermal plasma (NTP) has been proposed as a novel therapeutic method for anticancer treatment. Although increasing evidence suggests that NTP selectively induces apoptosis in some types of tumor cells, the molecular mechanisms underlying this phenomenon remain unclear. In this study, we further investigated possible molecular mechanisms for NTP-induced apoptosis of HeLa cells. The results showed that NTP exposure significantly inhibited the growth and viability of HeLa cells. Morphological observation and flow cytometry analysis demonstrated that NTP exposure induced HeLa cell apoptosis...
September 9, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887131/prostacyclin-mimetics-afford-protection-against-lipopolysaccharide-d-galactosamine-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-mice
#16
Hiroki Misawa, Wakana Ohashi, Kengo Tomita, Kohshi Hattori, Yutaka Shimada, Yuichi Hattori
Prostacyclin (PGI2) serves as a protective, anti-inflammatory mediator and PGI2 mimetics may be useful as a hepatoprotective agent. We examined whether two PGI2 mimetics, ONO-1301 and beraprost, are beneficial in acute liver injury and attempted to delineate the possible mechanism underlying the hepatoprotective effect. Acute liver injury was induced by lipopolysaccharide/d-galactosamine (LPS/GalN) in mice. Mice were given an intraperitoneal injection of PGI2 mimetics 1h before LPS/GalN challenge. Both ONO-1301 and beraprost significantly declined the LPS/GalN-induced increase in serum aminotransferase activity...
September 5, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886718/repositioning-drugs-for-traumatic-brain-injury-n-acetyl-cysteine-and-phenserine
#17
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Barry J Hoffer, Chaim G Pick, Michael E Hoffer, Robert E Becker, Yung-Hsiao Chiang, Nigel H Greig
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality of both young adults of less than 45 years of age and the elderly, and contributes to about 30% of all injury deaths in the United States of America. Whereas there has been a significant improvement in our understanding of the mechanism that underpin the primary and secondary stages of damage associated with a TBI incident, to date however, this knowledge has not translated into the development of effective new pharmacological TBI treatment strategies...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881798/role-of-a-kinase-anchor-protein-akap4-in-growth-and-survival-of-ovarian-cancer-cells
#18
Vikash Kumar, Nirmala Jagadish, Anil Suri
Ovarian cancer represents one of the most common malignancies among women with very high mortality rate worldwide. A-kinase anchor protein 4 (AKAP4), a unique cancer testis (CT) antigen has been shown to be associated with various malignant properties of cancer cells. However, its involvement in various molecular pathways in ovarian cancer remains unknown. In present investigation, employing gene silencing approach, we examined the role of AKAP4 in cell cycle, apoptosis and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880428/induction-of-autophagy-by-an-oleanolic-acid-derivative-szc017-promotes-ros-dependent-apoptosis-through-akt-and-jak2-stat3-signaling-pathway-in-human-lung-cancer-cells
#19
Yanlin Song, Lingqi Kong, Bin Sun, Lei Gao, Peng Chu, Anil Ahsan, Eskandar Qaed, Yuan Lin, Jinyong Peng, Xiaodong Ma, Jianbin Zhang, Shisheng Wang, Zeyao Tang
The signal transducers and activators of transcription 3 (STAT3) signaling pathway is a common feature in many solid tumors including non-small cell lung cancer, whereas current therapies usually fail to treat this disease in majority of cases. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the cytotoxic effect and the underlying mechanisms of SZC017, an oleanolic acid derivative, on human lung cancer cells. Cell viability was significantly decreased in SZC017-treated lung cancer cells. Mechanistically, SZC017 reduced A549 cell viability by activating both apoptosis and autophagy pathways...
September 7, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875258/molecular-analysis-of-oxalate-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-apoptosis-in-the-pathogenesis-of-kidney-stone-disease
#20
Albert Abhishek, Shaly Benita, Monika Kumari, Divya Ganesan, Eldho Paul, Ponnusamy Sasikumar, Ayyavu Mahesh, Subramani Yuvaraj, Tharmarajan Ramprasath, Govindan Sadasivam Selvam
Oxalate, a non-essential end product of metabolism, causes hyperoxaluria and eventually calcium oxalate (CaOx) stone disease. Kidney cells exposed to oxalate stress results in generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and progression of stone formation. Perturbations in endoplasmic reticulum (ER) result in accumulation of misfolded proteins and Ca(2+) ions homeostasis imbalance and serve as a common pathway for various diseases, including kidney disorders. ER stress induces up-regulation of pro-survival protein glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) and pro-apoptotic signaling protein C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP)...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
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