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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646706/corn-silk-maysin-ameliorates-obesity-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-via-suppression-of-lipogenesis-differentiation-and-function-of-adipocytes
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Chang Won Lee, Jeong Yeon Seo, Sun-Lim Kim, Jisun Lee, Ji Won Choi, Yong Il Park
Present study was aimed to investigate the potential anti-obesity effects of maysin, a major flavonoid of corn silk, in vitro and in vivo using 3T3-L1 preadipocyte cells and C57BL/6 mice. Maysin decreased the levels of intracellular lipid droplets and triglycerides (TG), and down-regulated the protein expression levels of C/EBP-β, C/EBP-α, PPAR-γ, and aP2 in 3T3-L1 preadipocyte cells, suggesting that maysin inhibits lipid accumulation and adipocyte differentiation. In addition, maysin was shown to induce the apoptotic cell death in 3T3-L1 preadipocyte cells via activation of caspase cascades and mitochondrial dysfunction, which may ultimately lead to reduction of adipose tissue mass...
June 21, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646657/-half-sandwich-schiff-base-ir-iii-complexes-as-anticancer-agents
#2
Ze-Dong Mou, Ning Deng, Feng Zhang, Jiaying Zhang, Juan Cen, Xia Zhang
A series of "half-sandwich" Schiff-base Ir(III) complexes were synthesized and investigated for their in vitro activities against the leukemia K562 cell line. These compounds demonstrated antiproliferative activities against K562 cells with IC50 values of 0.26-4.77 μM. In particular, compound 10c showed cytotoxicity against five cancer cell lines/sublines and stronger activities than cisplatin in K562, K562/A02, MCF-7, MCF-7/ADM, and A549 cells. Mechanism studies illustrated that compound 10c increased the level of reactive oxygen species and induced apoptosis of K562 cells...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646535/targeting-stat3-by-ho3867-induces-apoptosis-in-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
#3
Kristin Bixel, Uksha Saini, Hemant Kumar Bid, John Fowler, Maria Riley, Ross Wanner, Kalpana Deepa Priya Dorayappan, Sneha Rajendran, Ikuo Konishi, Noriomi Matsumura, David E Cohn, Karuppaiyah Selvendiran
Advanced ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC) carries a very poor prognosis in large part secondary to the extremely high rate of resistance to standard platinum and taxane chemotherapy. STAT3 expression and activation has been shown to regulate tumor progression in various human cancers, though has not been well studied in OCCC. Preliminary work in our lab has demonstrated constitutive activation of STAT3 (pSTAT3Tyr705 or pSTAT3727) in OCCC cell lines as well as human OCCC tumor tissue samples. Significantly, pSTAT3 is expressed in the absence of other forms of activated STAT (pSTAT1, 2, 6)...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646424/proteasome-properties-of-hemocytes-differ-between-the-whiteleg-shrimp-penaeus-vannamei-and-the-brown-shrimp-crangon-crangon-crustacea-decapoda
#4
Sandra Götze, Reinhard Saborowski, Oliviert Martínez-Cruz, Adriana Muhlia-Almazán, Arturo Sánchez-Paz
Crustaceans are intensively farmed in aquaculture facilities where they are vulnerable to parasites, bacteria, or viruses, often severely compromising the rearing success. The ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) is crucial for the maintenance of cellular integrity. Analogous to higher vertebrates, the UPS of crustaceans may also play an important role in stress resistance and pathogen defense. We studied the general properties of the proteasome system in the hemocytes of the whiteleg shrimp, Penaeus vannamei, and the European brown shrimp Crangon crangon...
June 23, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646254/cytoprotective-effects-of-diallyl-trisulfide-against-valproate-induced-hepatotoxicity-new-anticonvulsant-strategy
#5
Ahmed A Shaaban, Dina S El-Agamy
Sodium valproate (VP) is an important antiepileptic drug, although it can produce deleterious hepatotoxic reactions. Diallyl trisulfide (DATS) is the principle component of garlic oil that possesses antioxidant properties. This study explored the potential hepatoprotective activity of DATS against VP-induced hepatic damage and its underlying mechanisms. In addition, the study assessed the effect of DATS on VP antiepileptic activity. Rats were given DATS once daily at two different doses along with VP for 2 weeks...
June 23, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646191/prednisolone-induces-apoptosis-in-corneal-epithelial-cells-through-the-intrinsic-pathway
#6
Jin Suk Ryu, Jung Hwa Ko, Mee Kum Kim, Won Ryang Wee, Joo Youn Oh
Glucocorticoid eye drops are one of the most widely used medications in ophthalmology. However, little is known about the effects of glucocorticoids on corneal epithelial cells that are directly exposed to topically-administered glucocorticoids. Here we investigated the effects of prednisolone, a synthetic glucocorticoid analogue frequently used in the clinic, on corneal epithelial cells. Results showed that prednisolone decreased survival of corneal epithelial cells by inhibiting proliferation and inducing apoptosis in a dose-dependent manner...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645823/recombinant-human-soluble-thrombomodulin-prevents-acute-lung-injury-in-a-rat-cardiopulmonary-bypass-model
#7
Shingo Hirao, Kenji Minakata, Hidetoshi Masumoto, Kazuhiro Yamazaki, Tadashi Ikeda, Kenji Minatoya, Ryuzo Sakata
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may induce systemic inflammatory responses causing acute lung injury. Recombinant human soluble thrombomodulin (rTM) is reported to attenuate the secretion of inflammatory cytokines and the high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protein, which is critical in controlling systemic inflammation and apoptosis. We investigated the protective effects of rTM on CPB-induced lung injury in a rat model. METHODS: Eighteen male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 3 groups: sham, control (CPB alone), and rTM (CPB + rTM)...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645635/cytotoxicity-of-the-coagulant-moringa-oleifera-lectin-cmol-to-b16-f10-melanoma-cells
#8
Luciana de Andrade Luz, Franco Aparecido Rossato, Rute Alves Pereira E Costa, Thiago Henrique Napoleão, Patrícia Maria Guedes Paiva, Luana Cassandra Breitenbach Barroso Coelho
Moringa oleifera seeds are used in alternative medicine to treat inflammation, tumors and bacterial and protozoan infections, for example. The seeds contain lectins, which are carbohydrate-binding proteins with several biological properties including cytotoxicity to cancer cells. In this work, we examined the cytotoxicity of the coagulant M. oleifera lectin (cMoL) on B16-F10 murine melanoma cells. cMoL cytotoxic effects were evaluated through trypan blue assay and flow cytometry analysis. Mitochondrial superoxide levels and activation of caspases 3, 8 and 9 were measured...
June 20, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645007/activation-of-the-pi3k-akt-pathway-promotes-neuroprotection-of-the-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-agonist-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rat-models
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Mei-Rong Lv, Bin Li, Ming-Guang Wang, Fan-Guo Meng, Jian-Jun Yu, Feng Guo, Ye Li
The central objective was to identify the role of the PI3K-Akt activation pathway on the neuroprotection of δ-opioid receptor agonist (DADLE) against cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury in a rat model. Fifty-five male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were included to establish a middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model which were then divided into the sham, MCAO, LY294002 (MCAO+DADLE+LY294002 [inhibitor of PI3K-Akt pathway]), DADLE (MCAO+DADLE) and DMSO (MCAO+DADLE+DMSO [dimethyl sulphoxide]) groups. The cerebral infarction (CI) volume and nerve cell apoptosis was determined using TTC and TUNEL staining...
June 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645005/application-of-stem-cell-derived-neuronal-cells-to-evaluate-neurotoxic-chemotherapy
#10
Claudia Wing, Masaaki Komatsu, Shannon M Delaney, Matthew Krause, Heather E Wheeler, M Eileen Dolan
The generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and differentiation to cells composing major organs has opened up the possibility for a new model system to study adverse toxicities associated with chemotherapy. Therefore, we used human iPSC-derived neurons to study peripheral neuropathy, one of the most common adverse effects of chemotherapy and cause for dose reduction. To determine the utility of these neurons in investigating the effects of neurotoxic chemotherapy, we measured morphological differences in neurite outgrowth, cell viability as determined by ATP levels and apoptosis through measures of caspase 3/7 activation following treatment with clinically relevant concentrations of platinating agents (cisplatin, oxaliplatin and carboplatin), taxanes (paclitaxel, docetaxel and nab-paclitaxel), a targeted proteasome inhibitor (bortezomib), an antiangiogenic compound (thalidomide), and 5-fluorouracil, a chemotherapeutic that does not cause neuropathy...
June 15, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644464/a-synthetic-ion-transporter-that-disrupts-autophagy-and-induces-apoptosis-by-perturbing-cellular-chloride-concentrations
#11
Nathalie Busschaert, Seong-Hyun Park, Kyung-Hwa Baek, Yoon Pyo Choi, Jinhong Park, Ethan N W Howe, Jennifer R Hiscock, Louise E Karagiannidis, Igor Marques, Vítor Félix, Wan Namkung, Jonathan L Sessler, Philip A Gale, Injae Shin
Perturbations in cellular chloride concentrations can affect cellular pH and autophagy and lead to the onset of apoptosis. With this in mind, synthetic ion transporters have been used to disturb cellular ion homeostasis and thereby induce cell death; however, it is not clear whether synthetic ion transporters can also be used to disrupt autophagy. Here, we show that squaramide-based ion transporters enhance the transport of chloride anions in liposomal models and promote sodium chloride influx into the cytosol...
July 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644437/more-alive-than-dead-non-apoptotic-roles-for-caspases-in-neuronal-development-plasticity-and-disease
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Amrita Mukherjee, Darren W Williams
Nervous systems are arguably the most fascinating and complex structures in the known universe. How they are built, changed by experience and then degenerate are some of the biggest questions in biology. Regressive phenomena, such as neuron pruning and programmed cell death, have a key role in the building and maintenance of the nervous systems. Both of these cellular mechanisms deploy the caspase family of protease enzymes. In this review, we highlight the non-apoptotic function of caspases during nervous system development, plasticity and disease, particularly focussing on their role in structural remodelling...
June 23, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
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/28644062/4-nerolidylcatechol-apoptosis-by-mitochondrial-mechanisms-with-reduction-in-cyclin-d1-at-g0-g1-stage-of-the-chronic-myelogenous-k562-cell-line
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Polyana Lopes Benfica, Renato Ivan de Ávila, Bruna Dos Santos Rodrigues, Alane Pereira Cortez, Aline Carvalho Batista, Marilisa Pedroso Nogueira Gaeti, Eliana Martins Lima, Kênnia Rocha Rezende, Marize Campos Valadares
CONTEXT: 4-Nerolidylcatechol (4-NRC) has showed antitumor potential through apoptosis. However, its apoptotic mechanisms are still unclear, especially in leukemic cells. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cytotoxic potential of 4-NRC and its cell death pathways in p53-null K562 leukemic cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cytotoxicity of 4-NRC (4.17-534.5 μM) over 24 h of exposure was evaluated by MTT assay. 4-NRC-induced apoptosis in K562 cells was investigated by phosphatidylserine (PS) externalization, cell cycle, sub-G1, mitochondrial evaluation, cytochrome c, cyclin D1 and intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, and caspase activity analysis...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643990/bcl-2-and-caspase-9-serum-levels-in-children-and-adolescents-with-idiopathic-epilepsy-and-active-seizures
#15
Angeliki Skardoutsou, Panagiotis Primikiris, Charalampos Tsentidis, Antonios Marmarinos, Dimitrios Gourgiotis
BACKROUND: In the present study we investigated the levels of proapoptotic Caspase-9 and antiapoptotic Bcl-2 proteins in the sera of children and adolescents with idiopathic epilepsy and tried to relate the findings to the patients clinical parameters. METHODS: This retrospective study consisted of 118 children and adolescents with idiopathic epilepsy, categorized according to type and number of seizures, duration of the disease and the control of seizures and 30 age and sex matched controls...
June 22, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643870/type-iii-metacaspases-calcium-dependent-activity-proposes-new-function-for-the-p10-domain
#16
Marina Klemenčič, Christiane Funk
Metacaspases are a subgroup of caspase homologues represented in bacteria, algae and plants. Although type I and type II metacaspases are present in plants, recently discovered and uncharacterized type III metacaspases can only be found in algae which have undergone secondary endosymbiosis. We analysed the expression levels of all 13 caspase homologues in the cryptophyte Guillardia theta in vivo and biochemically characterized its only type III metacaspase, GtMC2, in vitro. Type III metacaspase GtMC2 was shown to be an endopeptidase with a preference for basic amino acids in the P1 position, which exhibited specific N-terminal proteolytic cleavage for full catalytic efficiency...
June 23, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643758/effects-of-ef-24-rad001-and-paclitaxel-on-the-expression-profiles-of-apoptotic-and-anti-apoptotic-genes
#17
Ebru Alp, Akin Yilmaz, Hacer Ilke Onen, Emine Sevda Menevse
CONTEXT: Cancer cells exert differential responses to chemotherapeutics and inhibitors. To the best of our knowledge, a few or no research has been performed until now to determine the effect of EF-24 and RAD001 on MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells with regard to mRNA expression of apoptotic and anti-apoptotic genes. AIMS: In this study, we aimed to investigate the mRNA expression levels of apoptotic (caspase 2 [CASP2], CASP8, and CASP9) and anti-apoptotic (B-cell lymphoma 2 [BCL2] and BCL2-like protein 1 [BCL2L1]) genes after exposure to paclitaxel, EF-24, and RAD001 in MDA-MB-231 cells...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643236/multi-reservoir-phospholipid-shell-encapsulating-protamine-nanocapsules-for-co-delivery-of-letrozole-and-celecoxib-in-breast-cancer-therapy
#18
Ahmed O Elzoghby, Shaimaa K Mostafa, Maged W Helmy, Maha A ElDemellawy, Salah A Sheweita
PURPOSE: In the current work, we propose a combined delivery nanoplatform for letrozole (LTZ) and celecoxib (CXB). METHODS: Multi-reservoir nanocarriers were developed by enveloping protamine nanocapsules (PRM-NCs) within drug-phospholipid complex bilayer. RESULTS: Encapsulation of NCs within phospholipid bilayer was confirmed by both size increase from 109.7 to 179.8 nm and reduction of surface charge from +19.0 to +7.78 mV. The multi-compartmental core-shell structure enabled biphasic CXB release with initial fast release induced by complexation with phospholipid shell followed by prolonged release from oily core...
June 22, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643232/caffeine-protects-against-anticonvulsant-induced-neurotoxicity-in-the-developing-rat-brain
#19
Stefanie Endesfelder, Ulrike Weichelt, Cornelia Schiller, Marco Sifringer, Ivo Bendix, Christoph Bührer
Phenobarbital is the most commonly used drug for the treatment of neonatal seizures but may induce neurodegeneration in the developing brain. Methylxanthine caffeine is used for the treatment of apnea in newborn infants and appears to be neuroprotective, as shown by antiapoptotic and anti-inflammatory effects in oxidative stress models in newborn rodents and reduced rates of cerebral palsy in human infants treated with caffeine. We hypothesized that caffeine may counteract the proapoptotic effects of phenobarbital in newborn rats...
June 22, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643149/surface-modification-minimizes-the-toxicity-of-silver-nanoparticles-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
#20
Balaram Das, Satyajit Tripathy, Jaydeep Adhikary, Sourav Chattopadhyay, Debasis Mandal, Sandeep Kumar Dash, Sabyasachi Das, Aditi Dey, Sankar Kumar Dey, Debasis Das, Somenath Roy
Currently toxicological research in Silver nanoparticle is a leading issue in medical science. The surface chemistry and physical dimensions of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) play an important role in toxicity. The aim of this present study was to evaluate the in vitro and in vivo toxicity of Ag-NPs as well as the alteration of toxicity profile due to surface functionalization (PEG and BSA) and the intracellular signaling pathways involved in nanoparticles mediated oxidative stress and apoptosis in vitro and in vivo system...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
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