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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141243/trolline-ameliorates-liver-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-promoting-hsc-apoptosis-and-suppressing-autophagy
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Facheng Bai, Quanfang Huang, Jinlan Nie, Shengjuan Lu, Chunyuan Lu, Xunshuai Zhu, Yuxin Wang, Lang Zhuo, Zhongpeng Lu, Xing Lin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Previous studies have shown that trolline possesses various forms of pharmacological activity, including antibacterial and antiviral potency. The present paper addressed the putative hepatoprotective effects of trolline. METHODS: Rats received 2 ml/kg CCl4 (mixed 1: 1 in peanut oil) intragastrically twice a week for 8 weeks to induce hepatic fibrosis. The animals were then treated with trolline for additional 4 weeks. Liver pathology and collagen accumulation were observed by hematoxylin-eosin and Masson's trichrome staining, respectively...
November 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138818/%C3%AE-%C3%A2-ecdysterone-promotes-autophagy-and-inhibits-apoptosis-in-osteoporotic-rats
#2
Yang-Hua Tang, Zhen-Shuang Yue, Da-Wei Xin, Lin-Ru Zeng, Zhen-Fei Xiong, Zhong-Qing Hu, Can-Da Xu
Osteoporosis is an aging process of skeletal tissues with characteristics of reductions in bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of glucocorticoid‑induced osteoporosis on osteoblasts and to examine the roles of β‑ecdysterone (β‑Ecd) involved. In the present study, an in vivo model of osteoporosis was established through the subcutaneous implantation of prednisolone (PRED) into Sprague‑Dawley rats, with or without a subcutaneous injection of β‑Ecd (5 or 10 mg/kg body weight)...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137335/inhibition-of-cell-cycle-progression-by-the-hydroxytyrosol-cetuximab-combination-yields-enhanced-chemotherapeutic-efficacy-in-colon-cancer-cells
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Erika Terzuoli, Ginevra Nannelli, Maria Frosini, Antonio Giachetti, Marina Ziche, Sandra Donnini
Hydroxytyrosol (HT), a polyphenol of olive oil, downregulates epidermal growth factor (EGFR) expression and inhibits cell proliferation in colon cancer (CC) cells, with mechanisms similar to that activated by the EGFR inhibitor, cetuximab. Here, we studied whether HT treatment would enhance the cetuximab inhibitory effects on cell growth in CC cells. HT-cetuximab combination showed greater efficacy in reducing cell growth in HT-29 and WiDr cells at concentrations 10 times lower than when used as single agents...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137114/natural-cyclopeptide-ra-xii-a-new-autophagy-inhibitor-suppresses-protective-autophagy-for-enhancing-apoptosis-through-ampk-mtor-p70s6k-pathways-in-hepg2-cells
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Lihua Song, Zhe Wang, Yurong Wang, Di Guo, Jianhong Yang, Lijuan Chen, Ninghua Tan
Liver cancer is a progressive, irreversible and aggressive malignant disease, which has no effective chemotherapeutic drugs. RA-XII, a natural cyclopeptide isolated from the traditional Chinese medicine Rubia yunnanensis, exerts anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activities. This work aimed to investigate the effects of RA-XII on a hepatic tumor and its underlying mechanisms in human hepatoma HepG2 cells. The results showed that RA-XII effectively inhibited the proliferation of HepG2 cells. Consistently, RA-XII significantly induced apoptosis in HepG2 cells by decreasing the expression of caspase 3, 8, 9, and promoting the Cleavage of PARP...
November 11, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136784/the-alternation-of-autophagy-apoptosis-in-cd4-cd25-foxp3-tregs-on-the-developmental-stages-of-atherosclerosis
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Yuling Tian, Xiao Liang, Yue Wu
Naturally regulatory T cells (Tregs) play a critical role in the regulation of T cell-mediated immune responses in atherosclerosis. However, the regulatory mechanism underlying Tregs upon long-term development of atherosclerosis remains unknown. Therefore, in this study, atherosclerotic model was induced in ApoE-/- mice by feeding fat-diet for 10 weeks. Quantification of atherosclerotic lesions was done by calculating the lesion size in the aortic sinus every 2 weeks. The lipid levels and inflammatory mediators were detected in serum sample...
November 8, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135861/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antimelanoma-effect-of-ethyl-ester-cyclohexyl-analog-of-ethylenediamine-dipropanoic-acid
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Andjelka M Isakovic, Sasa M Petricevic, Slavica M Ristic, Dusan M Popadic, Tamara K Kravic-Stevovic, Nevena S Zogovic, Jelena M Poljarevic, Tatjana V Zivanovic Radnic, Tibor J Sabo, Aleksandra J Isakovic, Ivanka D Markovic, Vladimir S Trajkovic, Sonja T Misirlic-Dencic
Melanoma, an aggressive skin tumor with high metastatic potential, is associated with high mortality and increasing morbidity. Multiple available chemotherapeutic and immunotherapeutic modalities failed to improve survival in advanced disease, and the search for new agents is ongoing. The aim of this study was to investigate antimelanoma effects of O,O-diethyl-(S,S)-ethylenediamine-N,N'di-2-(3-cyclohexyl) propanoate dihydrochloride (EE), a previously synthesized and characterized organic compound. Mouse melanoma B16 cell viability was assessed using acid phosphatase, 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide, sulforhodamine B, and lactate dehydrogenase assays...
November 13, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130967/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-promotes-autophagy-and-apoptosis-and-reduces-chemotherapy-resistance-in-mutant-p53-lung-cancer-cells
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Ping-Ping Gan, Yang-Ying Zhou, Mei-Zuo Zhong, Yun Peng, Li Li, Jian-Huang Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Lung cancer (LC) continues to be one of the most prevalent cancers around the world. During this study we aimed to investigate the involvement of endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) in autophagy, apoptosis, and chemotherapy resistance of mutant p53 LC cells. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry was employed to help determine the p53 mutation status of cancer cells from 92 primary LC patients, who were subsequently assigned to either the mutant p53 (n = 39) or wild-type p53 group (n = 53)...
November 6, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129702/fkbp8-protects-the-heart-from-hemodynamic-stress-by-preventing-the-accumulation-of-misfolded-proteins-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-associated-apoptosis-in-mice
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Tomofumi Misaka, Tomokazu Murakawa, Kazuhiko Nishida, Yosuke Omori, Manabu Taneike, Shigemiki Omiya, Chris Molenaar, Yoshihiro Uno, Osamu Yamaguchi, Junji Takeda, Ajay M Shah, Kinya Otsu
Protein quality control in cardiomyocytes is crucial to maintain cellular homeostasis. The accumulation of damaged organelles, such as mitochondria and misfolded proteins in the heart is associated with heart failure. During the process to identify novel mitochondria-specific autophagy (mitophagy) receptors, we found FK506-binding protein 8 (FKBP8), also known as FKBP38, shares similar structural characteristics with a yeast mitophagy receptor, autophagy-related 32 protein. However, knockdown of FKBP8 had no effect on mitophagy in HEK293 cells or H9c2 myocytes...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128811/autophagy-mitophagy-and-apoptotic-gene-changes-in-the-hippocampal-ca1-area-in-a-rat-ischemic-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Marzena Ułamek-Kozioł, Janusz Kocki, Anna Bogucka-Kocka, Sławomir Januszewski, Jacek Bogucki, Stanisław J Czuczwar, Ryszard Pluta
BACKGROUND: Postichemic brain injury correlates with poor prognosis since selectively vulnerable parts of brain are associated with apoptotic neuronal death. But autophagy has been recognized, as a probable survival mechanism following brain ischemia. METHODS: We have analyzed, by quantitative reverse-transcriptase PCR assay protocol, three genes: autophagy, mitophagy and caspase 3 for neuronal death response in ischemic hippocampal CA1 area. RESULTS: We have found that autophagy gene was not significantly modified at all time points after ischemia, whereas mitophagy and caspase 3 genes were upregulated at day 2 and decreased to basal values at days 7 and 30...
July 14, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126071/%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-improves-abnormal-behavior-by-mitigation-of-oxidative-stress-inflammation-ferroptosis-and-tauopathy-in-p301s-tau-transgenic-mice
#10
Yan-Hui Zhang, Da-Wei Wang, Shuang-Feng Xu, Shuai Zhang, Yong-Gang Fan, Ying-Ying Yang, Shi-Qi Guo, Shan Wang, Tian Guo, Zhan-You Wang, Chuang Guo
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disease and is characterized by neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) composed of Tau protein. α-Lipoic acid (LA) has been found to stabilize the cognitive function of AD patients, and animal study findings have confirmed its anti-amyloidogenic properties. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear, especially with respect to the ability of LA to control Tau pathology and neuronal damage. Here, we found that LA supplementation effectively inhibited the hyperphosphorylation of Tau at several AD-related sites, accompanied by reduced cognitive decline in P301S Tau transgenic mice...
November 7, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123977/sodium-hydrosulfide-attenuates-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-suppressing-overactivated-autophagy-in-rats
#11
Wen-Wu Jiang, Bai-Sheng Huang, Yang Han, Lv-Hong Deng, Li-Xiang Wu
Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, and autophagy may be involved in the pathological process of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is an endogenous gasotransmitter with protective effects against multiple diseases. Here, we tested the effect of H2S on cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats. Sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS), an H2S donor, improved neurological function and reduced the size of the infarcts induced by transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) followed by reperfusion in rats...
November 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115424/cornin-protects-sh%C3%A2-sy5y-cells-against-oxygen-and-glucose-deprivation%C3%A2-induced-autophagy-through-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway
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Changling Ding, Jie Zhang, Baoyuan Li, Zhaoxing Ding, Wenna Cheng, Fei Gao, Ye Zhang, Yangyang Xu, Shuping Zhang
It has been reported that cornin may reduce neuronal death during cerebral ischemia; however, little is known about the molecular mechanism of the role of corninin autophagy in SH‑SY5Y neuronal cells. In the present study, oxygen‑glucose deprivation (OGD)‑treated cells were used as a cerebral ischemia model in vitro. The results demonstrated that cornin was able to reduce neuronal cell loss, increase the apoptosis regulator Bcl‑2/apoptosis regulator BAX ratio, and decrease the protein levels of caspase‑3...
October 25, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113791/pd149163-induces-hypothermia-to-protect-against-brain-injury-in-acute-cerebral-ischemic-rats
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Teng-Fei Xue, Xu Ding, Juan Ji, Hui Yan, Ji-Ye Huang, Xu-Dong Guo, Jin Yang, Xiu-Lan Sun
Therapeutic hypothermia is a promising strategy for acute cerebral ischemia via physical or pharmacological methods. In this study, we pharmacologically induced hypothermia on Sprague Dawley rats by intraperitoneally injecting PD149163. We found that mild hypothermia was induced by PD149163 treatment without local cerebral blood flow (LCBF) alteration. To evaluate the neuroprotective effects of PD149163, TTC staining, HE staining and Nissl's staining were performed in our study. We found that PD149163 could prevent neuronal damage, and inhibit proliferation and activation of glial cells induced by ischemia...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113343/pp2a-mediates-apoptosis-or-autophagic-cell-death-in-multiple-myeloma-cell-lines
#14
Hang Zhou, Wei Luo, Chao Zeng, Yu Zhang, Liyang Wang, Wenxiu Yao, Chunlai Nie
The crosstalk between apoptosis and autophagy contributes to tumorigenesis and cancer therapy. The process by which BetA (betulinic acid), a naturally occurring triterpenoid, regulates apoptosis and autophagy as a cancer therapy is unclear. In this study, we show for the first time that protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) acts as a switch to regulate apoptosis and autophagic cell death mediated by BetA. Under normal conditions, caspase-3 is activated by the mitochondrial pathway upon BetA treatment. Activated caspase-3 cleaves the A subunit of PP2A (PP2A/A), resulting in the association of PP2A and Akt...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113144/modulation-of-cell-death-pathways-by-hepatitis-c-virus-proteins-in-huh7-5-hepatoma-cells
#15
Olga V Masalova, Ekaterina I Lesnova, Pavel N Solyev, Natalia F Zakirova, Vladimir S Prassolov, Sergey N Kochetkov, Alexander V Ivanov, Alla A Kushch
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes chronic liver disease leading to fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. HCV infection triggers various types of cell death which contribute to hepatitis C pathogenesis. However, much is still unknown about the impact of viral proteins on them. Here we present the results of simultaneous immunocytochemical analysis of markers of apoptosis, autophagy, and necrosis in Huh7.5 cells expressing individual HCV proteins or their combinations, or harboring the virus replicon...
November 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111403/the-critical-role-of-autophagy-in-cadmium-induced-immunosuppression-regulated-by-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-calpain-activation-in-raw264-7-mouse-monocytes
#16
Keum-Young So, Byung-Hoon Lee, Seon-Hee Oh
Cadmium (Cd) has toxic and suppressive effects on the immune system, but the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. Here, we show that autophagy plays a critical role in regulation of Cd-induced immunosuppression in RAW264.7 cells. Cd decreased cell viability in a dose-dependent manner; cleaved caspase-8, caspase-3, and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP)-1; increased DNA laddering; induced CCAAT-enhancer-binding protein homologous protein (CHOP); and reduced tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α expression; indicating that caspase-dependent and endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-mediated apoptosis are involved in Cd-induced immunotoxicity...
October 27, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108912/autophagy-activation-is-required-for-influenza-a-virus-induced-apoptosis-and-replication
#17
B Yeganeh, S Ghavami, Md N Rahim, T Klonisch, A J Halayko, K M Coombs
Autophagy and apoptosis are two major interconnected host cell responses to viral infection, including influenza A virus (IAV). Thus, delineating these events could facilitate the development of better treatment options and provide an effective anti-viral strategy for controlling IAV infection. We used A549 cells and mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEF) to study the role of virus-induced autophagy and apoptosis, the cross-talk between both pathways, and their relation to IAV infection [ATCC strain A/Puerto Rico/8/34(H1N1) (hereafter; PR8)]...
November 3, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101240/ambra1-induces-autophagy-and-desensitizes-human-prostate-cancer-cells-to-cisplatin
#18
Jie Liu, Zhiyuan Chen, Jia Guo, Lei Wang, Xiuheng Liu
Prostate cancer (PCa), the second most mortal cancer from developed countries, presents a high level of chemo-resistance. There is emerging evidence underscores the critical role of autophagy in the onset, progression and chemo-resistance of PCa. In the present study, we investigated the possible role of a novel autophagy regulator, Activating Molecule in Beclin1-Regulated Autophagy1 (Ambra1), a novel ATG gene in the sensitivity or PCa cells to cisplatin. We explored the regulation by the Ambra1 manipulation on the induction of apoptosis and autophagy in human PCa DU145 cells in the presence of cisplatin, via up- or down-regulating Ambra1 expression...
November 3, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100748/excessive-er-stress-and-the-resulting-autophagic-flux-dysfunction-contribute-to-fluoride-induced-neurotoxicity
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Qiang Niu, Jingwen Chen, Tao Xia, Pei Li, Guoyu Zhou, Chunyan Xu, Qian Zhao, Lixin Dong, Shun Zhang, Aiguo Wang
Fluoride is capable of inducing neurotoxicity, but its mechanisms remain elusive. This study aimed to explore the roles of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and autophagy in sodium fluoride (NaF)-induced neurotoxicity, focusing on the regulating role of ER stress in autophagy. The in vivo results demonstrated that NaF exposure impaired the learning and memory capabilities of rats, and resulted in histological and ultrastructural abnormalities in rat hippocampus. Moreover, NaF exposure induced excessive ER stress and associated apoptosis, as manifested by elevated IRE1α, GRP78, cleaved caspase-12 and cleaved-caspase-3, as well as defective autophagy, as shown by increased Beclin1, LC3-II and p62 expression in hippocampus...
October 31, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100403/lactobacillus-reuteri-zj617-maintains-intestinal-integrity-via-regulating-tight-junction-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-mice-challenged-with-lipopolysaccharide
#20
Yanjun Cui, Li Liu, Xiaoxiao Dou, Chong Wang, Wenming Zhang, Kan Gao, Jianxin Liu, Haifeng Wang
Live probiotics are effective in reducing gut permeability and inflammation. We have previously reported that Lactobacillus reuteri ZJ617 (ZJ617) with high adhesive and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) can ameliorate intestine inflammation induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The present study was aimed at elucidating the roles of ZJ617 and LGG in alleviating the LPS-induced barrier dysfunction of ileum in mice. Six C57BL/6 mice per group were orally inoculated with ZJ617 or LGG for one week (1× 10(8) CFU/mouse) and intraperitoneally injected with LPS (10 mg/kg body weight) for 24 h...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
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