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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673238/association-of-exercise-induced-autophagy-upregulation-and-apoptosis-suppression-with-neuroprotection-against-pharmacologically-induced-parkinson-s-disease
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Yong Chul Jang, Dong Joo Hwang, Jung Hoon Koo, Hyun Seob Um, Nam Hee Lee, Dong Cheol Yeom, Youngil Lee, Joon Yong Cho
PURPOSE: We investigated whether treadmill exercise (TE)-induced neuroprotection was associated with enhanced autophagy and reduced apoptosis in a mouse model of pharmacologically induced Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: PD was induced via the administration of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP). C57BL/6 male mice were randomly assigned to the following three groups: control (C57BL, n=10), MPTP with probenecid (MPTP/C, n=10), and MPTP/ C plus exercise (MPTP-TE, n=10)...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669822/crosstalk-between-apoptosis-and-autophagy-is-regulated-by-the-arginylated-bip-beclin-1-p62-complex
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Yong J Lee, Xinxin Song, Dae-Hee Lee, Ashok-Kumar Dilly, Young-Sun Lee, Haroon Asif Choudry, Yong Tae Kwon, David L Bartlett
Emerging evidence demonstrates that autophagy and apoptosis are interconnected and their interplay greatly affects cell death. However, the key regulators in this crosstalk remain elusive. Therefore, the role of N-terminal arginylated BiP (R-BiP)/Beclin-1/p62 complex was examined in the crosstalk between apoptosis and autophagy during combination chemotherapy with mitomycin C and bortezomib using immunoblot, immunoprecipitation, and cellular imaging assays in wild-type and genetically engineered colorectal cancer cells...
April 18, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663889/necroptosis-signaling-pathways-in-stroke-from-mechanisms-to-therapies
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Huang Jun-Long, Li Yi, Zhao Bao-Lian, Li Jia-Si, Zhang Ning, Ye Zhou-Heng, Sun Xue-Jun, Liu Wen-Wu
It has been confirmed that apoptosis, autophagy and necrosis are the three major modes of cell death. For a long time, necrosis is regarded as a deranged or accidental cell demise. In recent years, there is evidence showing that necrotic cell death can be a well regulated and orchestrated event, which is also known as programmed cell death or "necroptosis". Necroptosis can be triggered by a variety of external stimuli and regulated by a caspase-independent pathway. It plays a key role in the pathogenesis of some diseases including neurological diseases...
April 16, 2018: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663364/impact-of-iaspp-on-chemoresistance-through-plk1-and-autophagy-in-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
#4
Ka-Kui Chan, Oscar Gee-Wan Wong, Esther Shuk-Ying Wong, Karen Kar-Loen Chan, Philip Pun-Ching Ip, Ka-Yu Tse, Annie Nga-Yin Cheung
Ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC) is a type of epithelial ovarian cancer that is strongly associated with endometriosis, resistance against conventional chemotherapy and thus poorer prognosis. The expression of inhibitory member of the ASPP family proteins (iASPP) and Polo-like kinase (PLK)1 were significantly higher in OCCC compared to benign cystadenomas and endometriosis. Both protein expressions were found to correlate with chemoresistance in patients with OCCC while high iASPP expression alone was significantly associated with a poor patient survival...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658606/chloroquine-inhibits-cell-growth-in-human-a549-lung-cancer-cells-by-blocking-autophagy-and-inducing-mitochondrial%C3%A2-mediated-apoptosis
#5
Likun Liu, Cuicui Han, Haitao Yu, Wenbin Zhu, Hongxia Cui, Lihong Zheng, Chunjing Zhang, Liling Yue
Chloroquine (CQ) has been revealed to exhibit antitumor activity in several human tumors including lung cancer as mono‑ or add‑on therapy. The antitumor effect of CQ appears to depend on the tumor type, stage and genetic context. Few studies have focused on the mechanism concerning the antitumor effect of CQ monotherapy and the cause and effect relationship among autophagy, apoptosis and CQ in human lung A549 cells. Therefore, the present study aimed to identify the antitumor effect of CQ monotherapy and analyze the possible mechanism...
April 12, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656349/the-designer-drug-3-fluoromethcathinone-induces-oxidative-stress-and-activates-autophagy-in-ht22-neuronal-cells
#6
Kamila Siedlecka-Kroplewska, Agata Wrońska, Grzegorz Stasiłojć, Zbigniew Kmieć
Synthetic cathinones are psychoactive substances, derivatives of a natural psychostimulant cathinone. Although many synthetic cathinones have lost their legal status in many countries, their abuse still continues worldwide. Recently, they have been reported to exert neurotoxic effects in vitro and in vivo. The molecular mechanisms of their action have not been fully elucidated. Recently, they have been linked to the induction of oxidative stress, autophagy, and apoptosis. The aim of this study was to investigate whether 3-fluoromethcathinone (3-FMC), a synthetic cathinone, is able to induce oxidative stress, autophagy, and apoptosis in HT22 immortalized mouse hippocampal cells...
April 14, 2018: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655701/apoptosis-and-pro-death-autophagy-induced-by-a-spirostanol-saponin-isolated-from-rohdea-chinensis-baker-n-tanaka-synonym-tupistra-chinensis-baker-on-hl-60-cells
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Xiaomin Yi, Limin Xiang, Yuying Huang, Yihai Wang, Xiangjiu He
BACKGROUND: Our previous study has revealed that the spirostanol saponins isolated from the rhizomes of Rohdea chinensis (Baker) N. Tanaka (synonym Tupistra chinensis Baker) (Convallariaceae) (a reputed folk medicine) exhibited potent antiproliferative activity. However, the underlying mechanism of purified saponins remains unclear. More studies are necessary to assess the apoptosis and autophagy activities of the saponins from R. chinensis and clarify their antiproliferative mechanisms...
March 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649627/overexpression-of-hipk2-attenuates-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats-by-modulating-apoptosis-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation
#8
Renbo Li, Jingbo Shang, Wei Zhou, Li Jiang, Donghui Xie, Guanjun Tu
HIPK2 is considered to be a tumor suppressor. It also has been implicated in several functions such as apoptosis and inflammation that are linked to spinal cord injury (SCI). However, whether HIPK2 ameliorates the neurological pain of SCI remains unclear. Here, we investigated the effects of HIPK2 on neurological function, oxidative stress, levels of inflammatory cytokines and expression of Bcl-2/Bax in an SCI model. Firstly, we evaluated the therapeutic effects of HIPK2 on neurological pain in the SCI rat using the Basso, Beattie and Bresnahan scores and H & E staining...
April 9, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649465/therapeutic-time-window-and-regulation-of-autophagy-by-mild-hypothermia-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-rats
#9
Feifei Song, Cen Guo, Yang Geng, Xuqing Wu, Wei Fan
Although recent studies have shown that mild hypothermia has neuroprotective effects on intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), the therapeutic time window of the therapy and the role of autophagy as a potential neuroprotective mechanism remain unclear. This study was aimed to investigate the appropriate time window of mild hypothermia and the regulation of autophagy during the treatment in a rat model of autologous blood-injected ICH injury. The rats were divided into Sham, normothermic (NT) and hypothermic (HT) groups...
April 9, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29645088/impact-of-iaspp-on-chemoresistance-through-plk1-and-autophagy-in-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
#10
Ka-Kui Chan, Oscar Gee-Wan Wong, Esther Shuk-Ying Wong, Karen Kar-Loen Chan, Philip Pun-Ching Ip, Ka-Yu Tse, Annie Nga-Yin Cheung
Ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC) is a type of epithelial ovarian cancer that is strongly associated with endometriosis, resistance against conventional chemotherapy and thus poorer prognosis. The expression of inhibitory member of the ASPP family proteins (iASPP) and Polo-like kinase (PLK)1 were significantly higher in OCCC compared to benign cystadenomas and endometriosis. Both protein expressions were found to correlate with chemoresistance in patients with OCCC while high iASPP expression alone was significantly associated with a poor patient survival...
April 12, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630128/therapeutic-dosage-of-ozone-inhibits-autophagy-and-apoptosis-of-nerve-roots-in-a-chemically-induced-radiculoneuritis-rat-model
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M-Y Wu, C-Y Xing, J-N Wang, Y Li, X-W Lin, Z-J Fu
OBJECTIVE: Radiculoneuritis characterizes by the neurogenic pain along the back of patients. This study aims to investigate the therapeutic effects of ozone on radiculoneuritis and the associated mechanisms in rat models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A chemical radiculoneuritis rat model was successfully established. The rats were divided into 3 groups, including radiculoneuritis Model rats group (Model group, n=18), Ozone therapy group (n=18), and Normal control group (n=18)...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625179/proteostasis-in-epicardial-versus-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-in-heart-failure-subjects-with-and-without-diabetes
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A Burgeiro, A C Fonseca, D Espinoza, L Carvalho, N Lourenço, M Antunes, E Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are leading cause of death and primary cause of morbidity and mortality in diabetic population. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) covers the heart's surface and is a source of biomolecules regulating heart and blood vessel physiology. The protective activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR) and autophagy allows the cardiomyocyte reticular network to restore energy and/or nutrient homeostasis and to avoid cell death. However, an excessive or prolonged UPR activation can trigger cell death...
April 3, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621641/anticancer-effects-of-new-dibenzenesulfonamides-by-inducing-apoptosis-and-autophagy-pathways-and-their-carbonic-anhydrase-inhibitory-effects-on-hca-i-hca-ii-hca-ix-hca-xii-isoenzymes
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Halise Inci Gul, Cem Yamali, Merve Bulbuller, Petek Ballar Kirmizibayrak, Mustafa Gul, Andrea Angeli, Silvia Bua, Claudiu T Supuran
In this study, new dibenzensulfonamides, 7-9, having the chemical structure 4,4'-(5'-chloro-3'-methyl-5-aryl-3,4-dihydro-1'H,H-[3,4'-bipyrazole]-1',2-diyl)dibenzenesulfonamide were synthesized in five steps to develop new anticancer drug candidates. Their chemical structures were confirmed by1 H NMR,13 C NMR and HRMS spectra. Cytotoxicities of the dibenzensulfonamides were investigated towards HCC1937, MCF7, HeLa, A549 as tumor cell lines and towards MRC5 and Vero as non-tumor cells. Carbonic anhydrase (CAs, EC 4...
March 30, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620275/effects-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-on-autophagy-and-apoptosis-of-human-leukemia-cells-via-inhibition-of-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Li-Juan Li, Ye Chai, Xiao-Jia Guo, Song-Lin Chu, Lian-Sheng Zhang
The present study aimed to explore the regulatory effects of endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) on the phosphoinositide 3‑kinase (PI3K)/AKT serine/threonine kinase 1 (AKT)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway, and its subsequent effects on autophagy and apoptosis of human leukemia cells. Human leukemia cells were cultured and treated with various concentrations of tunicamycin for 0, 24, 48, 72 and 90 h. Subsequently, human leukemia cells were assigned into the ER activation group, which was treated with 100 ng/ml tunicamycin, the ER activation + TO901317 (PI3K inhibitor) group, and the control group...
April 3, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620171/tripterygium-glycoside-protects-against-puromycin-amino-nucleoside%C3%A2-induced-podocyte-injury-by-upregulating-autophagy
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Jianguang Gong, Juan Jin, Li Zhao, Yiqiao Li, Yiwen Li, Qiang He
Tripterygium glycoside (TG), an active ingredient of the widely used Chinese herb Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F, has immunosuppressive and anti‑inflammatory effects. Previous studies have indicated that TG is a potentially effective therapeutic option to treat nephrotic syndrome. The mechanism underlying the therapeutic effect of TG, including its effect on autophagy and apoptosis in podocyte injury, remains to be fully elucidated. The present study aimed to assess the protective effect of TG on podocytes via its potential role in the activation of autophagic and phosphatidylinositol 3‑kinase (PI3K) pathways...
March 29, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617677/the-mtor-kinase-inhibitor-cz415-inhibits-human-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-cell-growth
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Xiaobin Li, Zongze Li, Yimin Song, Wenjing Liu, Ziwen Liu
BACKGROUND/AIM: Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) plays an important role in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) cell progression. CZ415 is a novel, highly-efficient and specific mTOR kinase inhibitor. The current study tested the potential anti-tumor activity of CZ415 in human PTC cells. METHODS: The established (TPC-1 cell line) and primary human PTC cells were treated with CZ415. Cell survival and growth were tested by Cell Counting Kit-8 assay and BrdU ELISA assay, respectively...
March 28, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614990/improved-effects-of-honokiol-on-temozolomide-induced-autophagy-and-apoptosis-of-drug-sensitive-and-tolerant-glioma-cells
#17
Chung-Ching Chio, Kung-Yen Chen, Cheng-Kuei Chang, Jian-Ying Chuang, Chih-Chung Liu, Shing-Hwa Liu, Ruei-Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: Temozolomide (TMZ)-induced side effects and drug tolerance to human gliomas are still challenging issues now. Our previous studies showed that honokiol, a major bioactive constituent of Magnolia officinalis (Houpo), is safe for normal brain cells and can kill human glioma cells. This study was further aimed to evaluate the improved effects of honokiol and TMZ on drug-sensitive and -resistant glioma cells and the possible mechanisms. METHODS: TMZ-sensitive human U87-MG and murine GL261 glioma cells and TMZ-resistant human U87-MR-R9 glioma cells were exposed to honokiol and TMZ, and cell viability and LC50 of honokiol were assayed...
April 3, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607326/ischemic-preconditioning-promotes-autophagy-and-alleviates-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#18
Ying Xie, Jing Xiao, Chensheng Fu, Zhenxing Zhang, Zhibin Ye, Xiaoli Zhang
Autophagy is important for cellular survival during renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) has a strong renoprotective effect during renal I/R. Our study here aimed to explore the effect of IPC on autophagy during renal I/R injury. Rats were subjected to unilateral renal ischemia with or without prior IPC. Hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injury was induced in HK-2 cells with or without prior hypoxic preconditioning (HPC). Autophagy and apoptosis were detected after reperfusion or reoxygenation for different time...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606856/sevoflurane-post-conditioning-attenuates-traumatic-brain-injury-induced-neuronal-apoptosis-by-promoting-autophagy-via-the-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#19
Hefan He, Weifeng Liu, Yingying Zhou, Yibin Liu, Peiqing Weng, Yasong Li, Huangde Fu
Background: Sevoflurane post-conditioning exerts nerve-protective effects through inhibiting caspase-dependent neuronal apoptosis after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Autophagy that is induced by the endoplasmic reticulum stress plays an important role in the secondary neurological dysfunction after a TBI. However, the relationship between autophagy and caspase-dependent apoptosis as well as the underlying nerve protection mechanism that occurs with sevoflurane post-conditioning following a TBI remains unclear...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606031/testicular-developmental-impairment-caused-by-flutamide-induced-and-dehp-induced-cryptorchid-rat-models-is-mediated-by-excessive-apoptosis-and-deficient-autophagy
#20
Yi Wei, Yu Zhou, Xiang-Liang Tang, Bin Liu, Lian-Ju Shen, Chun-Lan Long, Tao Lin, Da-Wei He, Sheng-de Wu, Guang-Hui Wei
BACKGROUND: Cryptorchidism is a common condition of childhood, and it is known to impair fertility potential. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. METHODS: This study constructed two cryptorchid rat models to investigate the roles of apoptosis and autophagy in testicular impairment induced by cryptorchidism. Pregnant rats were randomly divided into three groups. Group I: non-treated rats were used as controls. Group II: injected with drug Flutamide (Flu) 25 mg/kg/bw/d from Gestation Day (GD) 11-19...
April 2, 2018: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
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