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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729229/pharbitis-nil-pn-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-lung-cancer-cells-and-autophagy-inhibition-enhances-pn-induced-apoptosis
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Hyun Jin Jung, Ju-Hee Kang, Seungho Choi, Youn Kyoung Son, Kang Ro Lee, Je Kyung Seong, Sun Yeou Kim, Seung Hyun Oh
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pharbitis Nil (PN) is used as a main component of the existing drug, DA-9701, which was developed to treat functional dyspepsia (FD) in Korea. PN extracts isolated from its seeds have been reported to have anticancer effects. AIM OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to investigate the underlying mechanism of the chemotherapeutic effects of PN in lung cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed MTT assays, colony formation assays, flow cytometry assays, Western blot analysis, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), immunofluorescence analysis, and cell counting assays to study the molecular mechanism of chemotherapeutic effects of PN in lung cancer cells...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701864/induction-of-forkhead-class-box-o3a-and-apoptosis-by-a-standardized-ginsenoside-formulation-kg-135-is-potentiated-by-autophagy-blockade-in-a549-human-lung-cancer-cells
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Chih-Jung Yao, Jyh-Ming Chow, Shuang-En Chuang, Chia-Lun Chang, Ming-De Yan, Hsin-Lun Lee, I-Chun Lai, Pei-Chun Lin, Gi-Ming Lai
BACKGROUND: KG-135, a standardized formulation enriched with Rk1, Rg3, and Rg5 ginsenosides, has been shown to inhibit various types of cancer cells; however, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. In this study, we explored its effects in A549 human lung cancer cells to investigate the induction of Forkhead Class box O3a (FOXO3a) and autophagy. METHODS: Cell viability was determined by sulforhodamine B staining. Apoptosis and cell cycle distribution were analyzed using flow cytometry...
July 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696570/effects-of-combined-lysosomal-and-mitochondrial-photodamage-in-a-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cell-line-the-role-of-paraptosis
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David Kessel, John J Reiners
We previously reported that a low-level of lysosomal photodamage potentiated the phototoxic effect of subsequent mitochondrial photodamage mediated by the benzoporphyrin derivative BPD in murine hepatoma 1c1c7 cells. This was attributed to release of Ca(2+) from damaged lysosomes and a calpain-mediated conversion of the autophagy-related protein ATG5 to a pro-apoptotic fragment. We now report a comparison of these results with those obtained with the human non small-cell lung cancer A549 cell line. A549 cells contained lower levels of ATG5 and were less responsive than 1c1c7 cultures to the PDT combination...
July 11, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693272/metformin-enhances-the-cytotoxicity-of-5-aminolevulinic-acid-mediated-photodynamic-therapy-in-vitro
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Tomohiro Osaki, Inoru Yokoe, Kiwamu Takahashi, Katsushi Inoue, Masahiro Ishizuka, Tohru Tanaka, Kazuo Azuma, Yusuke Murahata, Takeshi Tsuka, Norihiko Itoh, Tomohiro Imagawa, Yoshiharu Okamoto
The biguanide metformin is a drug widely used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Metformin enhances the cytotoxicity of chemotherapy by promoting the adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) autophagy signaling pathway. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA), a precursor of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), leads to apoptosis when PpIX accumulates in the mitochondria, and also leads to autophagy through activation of AMPK. In the present study, the effect of metformin in combination with 5-ALA-PDT was evaluated in vitro in KLN205 lung cancer cells...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692436/andrographolide-enhances-cisplatin-mediated-anticancer-effects-in-lung-cancer-cells-through-blockade-of-autophagy
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Daolu Yuwen, Shanwei Mi, Yuzhu Ma, Wenjie Guo, Qiang Xu, Yan Shen, Yongqian Shu
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death worldwide and the platinum-based drugs such as cisplatin have been used as the first line of the treatment. However, the clinical effectiveness of such chemotherapy is limited by intrinsic or acquired resistance. In this study, we found that cisplatin induced autophagy that attenuated the sensitivity of both A549 and Lewis lung cancer (LLC) cells to cisplatin. In contrast, the clinical drug andrographolide (Andro) suppressed autophagy and enhanced cisplatin-mediated apoptosis in these cells...
July 7, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676644/blocking-autophagy-improves-the-anti-tumor-activity-of-afatinib-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-with-activating-egfr-mutations-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Xiangxiang Hu, Si Shi, Huan Wang, Xiaochen Yu, Qian Wang, Shanshan Jiang, Dianwen Ju, Li Ye, Meiqing Feng
Afatinib, a second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), has been approved for the treatment of advanced EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, afatinib's clinical application is still hampered by acquired resistance. Recently, autophagy is considered as an important mechanism of resistance to TKI. Herein, we investigated the autophagy induction as well as its influence on anti-lung adenocarcinoma activity of afatinib in two activating EGFR-mutants H1975 and H1650 cells. First, Growth inhibition and caspase-dependent apoptosis were observed in afatinib-treated H1975 and H1650 cells...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674216/microrna-200c-increases-radiosensitivity-of-human-cancer-cells-with-activated-egfr-associated-signaling
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Taeryool Koo, Bong Jun Cho, Dan Hyo Kim, Ji Min Park, Eun Jung Choi, Hans H Kim, David J Lee, In Ah Kim
MicroRNA-200c (miR-200c) recently was found to have tumor-suppressive properties by inhibiting the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in several cancers. miR-200c also interacts with various cellular signaling molecules and regulates many important signaling pathways. In this study, we investigated the radiosensitizing effect of miR-200c and its mechanism in a panel of human cancer cell lines. Malignant glioma (U251, T98G), breast cancer (MDA-MB-468), and lung carcinoma (A549) cells were transfected with control pre-microRNA, pre-miR-200c, or anti-miR-200c...
July 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653896/ganoderma-lucidum-targeting-lung-cancer-signaling-a-review
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REVIEW
Balraj Singh Gill, Navgeet, Sanjeev Kumar
Lung cancer causes huge mortality to population, and pharmaceutical companies require new drugs as an alternative either synthetic or natural targeting lung cancer. The conventional therapies cause side effects, and therefore, natural products are used as a therapeutic candidate in lung cancer. Chemical diversity among natural products highlights the impact of evolution and survival of fittest. One such neglected natural product is Ganoderma lucidum used for promoting health and longevity for a longer time...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644386/capsaicin-induces-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-human-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells-by-downregulating-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway
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Yu-Tsai Lin, Hung-Chen Wang, Yi-Chiang Hsu, Chung-Lung Cho, Ming-Yu Yang, Chih-Yen Chien
Capsaicin is a potential chemotherapeutic agent for different human cancers. In Southeast China, nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) has the highest incidence of all cancers, but final treatment outcomes are unsatisfactory. However, there is a lack of information regarding the anticancer activity of capsaicin in NPC cells, and its effects on the signaling transduction pathways related to apoptosis and autophagy remain unclear. In the present study, the precise mechanisms by which capsaicin exerts anti-proliferative effects, cell cycle arrest, autophagy and apoptosis were investigated in NPC-TW01 cells...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617433/isodeoxyelephantopin-induces-protective-autophagy-in-lung-cancer-cells-via-nrf2-p62-keap1-feedback-loop
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Yang Wang, Jing Zhang, Zhi-Hao Huang, Xiao-Hui Huang, Wei-Bin Zheng, Xing-Feng Yin, Yao-Lan Li, Bin Li, Qing-Yu He
Isodeoxyelephantopin (ESI), isolated from Elephantopus scaber L. has been reported to exert anticancer effects. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether and how cancer cells exert protective responses against ESI treatment. Confocal fluorescence microscopy showed that ESI significantly induced autophagy flux in the lung cancer cells expressing mCherry-EGFP-LC3 reporter. Treatment of the cells with ESI increased the expression levels of the autophagy markers including LC3-II, ATG3 and Beclin1 in a dose-dependent manner...
June 15, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614291/cldn1-increases-drug-resistance-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-activating-autophagy-via-up-regulation-of-ulk1-phosphorylation
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Zhenhuan Zhao, Jing Li, Yan Jiang, Wen Xu, Xin Li, Weili Jing
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of CLDN1 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and its mechanism of action in cisplatin resistance. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 55 patients with NSCLC admitted to our hospital between October 2013 and October 2015 were included. NSCLC tissues and tumor-adjacent tissues (≥5 cm from tumor edge) were collected. Among the 55 patients, 37 had adenocarcinoma and 18 had squamous cell carcinoma. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction was used to determine mRNA expression, and protein expression was examined using Western blotting...
June 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590019/afatinib-decreases-p-glycoprotein-expression-to-promote-adriamycin-toxicity-of-a549t-cells
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Yan Zhang, Chang-Yuan Wang, Ying-Jie Duan, Xiao-Kui Huo, Qiang Meng, Zhi-Hao Liu, Hui-Jun Sun, Xiao-Dong Ma, Ke-Xin Liu
We investigated the reversal effect of afatinib (AFT) on activity of adriamycin (ADR) in A549T cells and clarified the related molecular mechanisms. A549T cells overexpressing P-glycoprotein (P-gp) were resistant to anticancer drug ADR. AFT significantly increased the antitumor activity of ADR in A549T cells. AFT increased the intracellular concentration of ADR by inhibiting the function and expression of P-gp at mRNA and protein levels in A549T cells. Additionally, the reversal effect of AFT on P-gp mediated multidrug resistance (MDR) might be related to the inhibition of PI3K/Akt pathway...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574511/signalome-wide-rnai-screen-identifies-gba1-as-a-positive-mediator-of-autophagic-cell-death
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Santosh K Dasari, Shani Bialik, Smadar Levin-Zaidman, Vered Levin-Salomon, Alfred H Merrill, Anthony H Futerman, Adi Kimchi
Activating alternative cell death pathways, including autophagic cell death, is a promising direction to overcome the apoptosis resistance observed in various cancers. Yet, whether autophagy acts as a death mechanism by over consumption of intracellular components is still controversial and remains undefined at the ultrastructural and the mechanistic levels. Here we identified conditions under which resveratrol-treated A549 lung cancer cells die by a mechanism that fulfills the previous definition of autophagic cell death...
June 2, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558758/fgf2-fgfr1-regulates-autophagy-in-fgfr1-amplified-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
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Hong Yuan, Zi-Ming Li, Jiaxiang Shao, Wen-Xiang Ji, Weiliang Xia, Shun Lu
BACKGROUND: Autophagy is a conserved catabolic process to degrade cellular organelles. The role of autophagy in cancer development is complex. Amplification of fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) is one of the most frequent targets in lung squamous cell carcinoma (SQCC). Whether fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2)/FGFR1 contributes to the regulation of autophagy remains elusive. METHODS: Autophagic activity was evaluated by immunoblotting for microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3), formation of GFP-LC3 puncta, and monodansylcadaverine (MDC) staining...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550680/elemene-increases-autophagic-apoptosis-and-drug-sensitivity-in-human-cisplatin-ddp-resistant-lung-cancer-cell-line-spc-a-1-ddp-by-inducing-beclin-1-expression
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Kun Zhou, Liping Wang, Ruirui Cheng, Xia Liu, Shengya Mao, Yan Yan
Drug resistance is the major obstacle for the successful therapy of lung adenocarcinoma. It was suggested that ß-elemene, a major isoform of elemene, could reverse the drug resistance in lung cancer cells. However, the underlying mechanisms remains poorly known. Here, we aimed to investigate whether elemene is involved in the cisplatin (DDP)-resistance of lung adenocarcinoma cells and further explore the underlying mechanism. The results showed that human lung adenocarcinoma cell line SPC-A-1 and its DDP-resistant strain SPC-A-1/DDP had a similar sensitivity to elemene treatment...
May 23, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545029/tusc3-induces-autophagy-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-through-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#16
Yun Peng, Jun Cao, Xiao-Yi Yao, Jian-Xin Wang, Mei-Zuo Zhong, Ping-Ping Gan, Jian-Huang Li
We investigated the effects of tumor suppressor candidate 3 (TUSC3) on autophagy in human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells. A total of 118 NSCLC patients (88 males and 30 females) who underwent surgery at our institute were enrolled in the study. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed that TUSC3 protein expression was lower in NSCLC specimens than adjacent normal tissue. Correspondingly, there was greater methylation of TUSC3 in NSCLC than adjacent normal tissue. After transient transfection of A549 NSCLC cells with constructs designed to up-regulate or down-regulate TUSC3 expression, we analyzed the effects of inhibiting the Wnt pathway (XAV939) and autophagy (chloroquine, CQ) on the behavior of NSCLC cells...
May 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534368/study-on-the-molecular-mechanism-of-rac3-on-regulating-autophagy-in-human-lung-cancer-cells
#17
Xuyang Xiao, Gebang Wang, Hongxu Liu
PURPOSE: Rac3 plays an important role in regulating tumorigenesis. Autophagy plays a vital role in tumorigenesis and tumor progression. The relationship between the two remains unclear. The objective of the present study was to determine the specific molecular mechanism of intracellular Rac3 in regulating autophagy and reveal the relationship between tumor cell autophagy and apoptosis. METHODS: A laser confocal microscope was used to photograph the accumulated EGFP-MAP1LC3 spots for investigating the relationship between Rac3 and autophagy at the cellular level...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498429/sbi0206965-a-novel-inhibitor-of-ulk1-suppresses-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cell-growth-by-modulating-both-autophagy-and-apoptosis-pathways
#18
Fang Tang, Pengchao Hu, Zetian Yang, Chao Xue, Jun Gong, Shaoxing Sun, Liu Shi, Shimin Zhang, Zhenzhen Li, Chunxu Yang, Junhong Zhang, Conghua Xie
Lung cancer is a major public health problem worldwide. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for 85% of lung cancer cases. Autophagy has recently sparked great interest, and it is thought to participate in a variety of diseases, including lung cancer. Uncoordinated (Unc) 51-like kinase 1 (Ulk1), a serine/threonine kinase, plays a central role in the autophagy pathway. However, the role of Ulk1 in NSCLC remains unclear. We report that NSCLC cell lines exhibited high expression of Ulk1 and that Ulk1 was negatively correlated with prognosis in lung cancer patients...
May 10, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495516/7-o-geranylquercetin-induced-autophagy-contributes-to-apoptosis-via-ros-generation-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
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En-Xia Wang, Bo-Yang Zou, Lei Shi, Lin-Ying Du, Yan-Yan Zhu, Ya-Meng Jiang, Xiao-Dong Ma, Xiao-Hui Kang, Chang-Yuan Wang, Yu-Hong Zhen, Li-Dan Sun
AIMS: To investigate the antitumor effects of 7-O-geranylquercetin (GQ), a novel O-alkylated derivative of quercetin, against non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines A549 and NCI-H1975 and the corresponding mechanisms. MAIN METHODS: Cell viability was assessed using MTT assay. The expression of proteins involved in apoptosis and autophagy was measured using western blotting. Besides, apoptosis was determined with DAPI staining, Annexin V-PI staining and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) assay, and autophagy was observed with TEM assay...
July 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471447/microrna-18a-5p-functions-as-an-oncogene-by-directly-targeting-irf2-in-lung-cancer
#20
Chen Liang, Xing Zhang, Hui-Min Wang, Xiao-Min Liu, Xin-Ju Zhang, Bo Zheng, Guang-Ren Qian, Zhong-Liang Ma
Lung cancer is the major form of cancer resulting in cancer-related mortality around the world. MicroRNAs are endogenous small non-coding single-stranded RNAs, which can engage in the regulation of gene expression. In this study, miR-18a-5p significantly upregulated in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tissues and NSCLC cell lines, suggesting an oncogenic function in lung cancer. Additionally, miR-18a-5p can promote carcinogenesis by directly targeting interferon regulatory factor 2 (IRF2). Further experiments indicated that IRF2 can increase cell apoptosis, inhibit cell proliferation and migration ability...
May 4, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
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