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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731179/clinical-significance-of-mir-138-in-patients-with-malignant-melanoma-through-targeting-of-pdk1-in-the-pi3k-akt-autophagy-signaling-pathway
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Fanjun Meng, Yuxia Zhang, Xing Li, Juan Wang, Zhiyu Wang
The present study investigated the clinical significance of miR-138 in patients with malignant melanoma (MM), which has previously been associated with tumor growth. In patients with MM, we found that the expression of miR-138 was significantly downregulated when compared with healthy control subjects. Overexpression of miR-138 in the human melanoma cell line A2058 inhibited cell proliferation and induced cell apoptosis, and increased caspase-3 and Bax protein expression when compared with a negative control group...
July 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731173/anacardic-acid-induces-cell-apoptosis-of-prostatic-cancer-through-autophagy-by-er-stress-dapk3-akt-signaling-pathway
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Jing Tan, Xianzhen Jiang, Guangming Yin, Leye He, Jianye Liu, Zhi Long, Zhiqiang Jiang, Kun Yao
Anacardic acid, which is commonly seen in plants of Anacardiaceae, is an important composition of cashew, ginkgo leaf and fruit, and it has been suggested in previous research to show antitumor activity. The main aim of the present study was to evaluate the anticancer effects of anacardic acid on cell apoptosis of prostatic cancer and molecular mechanisms of this phenomenon. In this study we found that anacardic acid inhibited cell proliferation, induced apoptosis and caspase-3/9 activities and Bax protein expression of prostatic cancer...
July 20, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728293/-curcumin-induces-apoptosis-and-protective-autophagy-in-human-gastric-cancer-cells-with-different-degree-of-differentiation
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W Li, Y Zhou, J Yang, H H Zhang, S L Zhao, T Zhang, J Huo, P Zheng
Objective: To investigate the effect of curcumin on the apoptosis and autophagy of human gastric cancer cells with different degree of differentiation. Methods: Gastric cancer cell lines BGC-823 and MKN-28 were treated with curcumin at different concentrations. The effect of curcumin on cell proliferation was measured by MTT assay. Apoptosis was assessed by flow cytometry. Autophagy status was analyzed by acridine orange staining. The expression levels of apoptotic and autophagy-related proteins were detected by Western blot...
July 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727070/short-term-heat-stress-causes-altered-intracellular-signaling-in-oxidative-skeletal-muscle
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S Ganesan, C M Summers, S C Pearce, N K Gabler, R J Valentine, L H Baumgard, R P Rhoads, J T Selsby
Heat stress (HS) causes morbidities and mortalities, in part by inducing organ-specific injury and dysfunction. Further, HS markedly reduces farm animal productivity, and this is especially true for lean tissue accretion. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the extent to which short-term HS caused muscle dysfunction in skeletal muscle. We have previously found increased free radical injury in skeletal muscle following 24 h of HS. Thus, we hypothesized that HS would lead to apoptosis, autophagy, and decreased mitochondrial content in skeletal muscle...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722333/xiap-inhibitor-embelin-induces-autophagic-and-apoptotic-cell-death-in-human-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells
#5
You-Jin Lee, Bong-Soo Park, Hae-Ryoun Park, Su-Bin Yu, Hae-Mi Kang, In-Ryoung Kim
Embelin is an active ingredient of traditional herbal remedies for cancer and other diseases. Recently, it has been suggested that autophagy may play an important role in cancer therapy. However, little data are available regarding the role of autophagy in oral cancers. Therefore, we conducted this study to examine whether Embelin modulates autophagy in Ca9-22. Our results showed that Embelin had anticancer activity against the Ca9-22 human tongue squamous cell, and we observed that autophagic vacuoles were formed by MDC and AO...
July 19, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717222/fty720-induces-autophagy-associated-apoptosis-in-human-oral-squamous-carcinoma-cells-in-part-through-a-reactive-oxygen-species-mcl-1-dependent-mechanism
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Li-Yuan Bai, Chang-Fang Chiu, Shih-Jiuan Chiu, Po-Chen Chu, Jing-Ru Weng
In this study, we interrogated the mechanism by which the immunosuppressant FTY720 mediates anticancer effects in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells. FTY720 differentially suppressed the viability of the OSCC cell lines SCC4, SCC25, and SCC2095 with IC50 values of 6.1, 6.3, and 4.5 μM, respectively. This antiproliferative effect was attributable to the ability of FTY720 to induce caspase-dependent apoptosis. Mechanistic evidence suggests that FTY720-induced apoptosis was associated with its ability to inhibit Akt-NF-κB signaling, to facilitate the proteasomal degradation of the antiapoptotic protein Mcl-1, and to increase reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713162/abt-263-induces-g1-g0-phase-arrest-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-human-esophageal-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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Qing-Huan Lin, Fu-Chang Que, Chun-Ping Gu, De-Sheng Zhong, Dan Zhou, Yi Kong, Le Yu, Shu-Wen Liu
Both the anti- and pro-apoptotic members of the Bcl-2 family are regulated by a conserved Bcl-2 homology (BH3) domain. ABT-263 (Navitoclax), a novel BH3 mimetic and orally bioavailable Bcl-2 family inhibitor with high affinity for Bcl-xL, Bcl-2 and Bcl-w has entered clinical trials for cancer treatment. But the anticancer mechanisms of ABT-263 have not been fully elucidated. In this study we investigated the effects of ABT-263 on human esophageal cancer cells in vitro and to explore its anticancer mechanisms...
July 17, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703794/impaired-autophagosome-clearance-contributes-to-neuronal-death-in-a-piglet-model-of-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Derong Cui, Dawei Sun, Xintao Wang, Liye Yi, Ewa Kulikowicz, Michael Reyes, Junchao Zhu, Zeng-Jin Yang, Wei Jiang, Raymond C Koehler
To examine the temporal relationship of cortical autophagic flux with delayed neuronal cell death after hypoxia-ischemia (HI) in neonatal piglets. HI was produced with 45-min hypoxia and 7-min airway occlusion in 3-5-day-old piglets. Markers of autophagic, lysosomal and cell death signaling were studied via immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting, and histochemistry in piglet brains. In vitro, autophagy was impaired in cultured mouse cortical neurons treated with chloroquine with or without rapamycin for 1 d in the presence of Z-VAD-fmk, cyclosporine A, or vehicle control, and cell viability was assessed with the MTT assay...
July 13, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
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/28700411/role-of-autophagy-and-its-molecular-mechanisms-in-mice-intestinal-tract-after-severe-burn
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DuanY Zhang, Wei Qiu, PeiS Jin, Peng Wang, Yong Sun
BACKGROUND: Severe burn can lead to hypoxia/ischemia of intestinal mucosa. Autophagy is the process of intracellular degradation, which is essential for cell survival under stresses such as hypoxia/ischemia and nutrient deprivation. The present study was designed to investigate whether there were changes in intestinal autophagy after severe burn in mice and further to explore the effect and molecular mechanisms of autophagy on intestinal injury. METHODS: This study includes three experiments...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699087/effects-of-endurance-training-on-autophagy-and-apoptotic-signaling-in-visceral-adipose-tissue-of-prolonged-high-fat-diet-fed-rats
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Sílvia Rocha-Rodrigues, Inês O Gonçalves, Jorge Beleza, António Ascensão, José Magalhães
PURPOSE: Autophagy and apoptosis play critical roles in both development and tissue homeostasis in response to (patho)physiological stimuli, such as high-fat diet (HFD) and endurance training (ET). Therefore, we aimed to investigate how ET modulates autophagy and apoptotic-related signaling in visceral adipose tissue of long-standing HFD-fed rats. METHODS: The study was conducted over a 17-week period on Sprague-Dawley rats, which were divided into four groups (n = 8/group): standard diet sedentary (STD+SED), high-fat diet sedentary (HFD+SED), standard diet ET (STD+ET) and high-fat diet ET (HFD+ET)...
July 11, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
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/28688896/the-alteration-of-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-the-hippocampus-of-rats-with-natural-aging-dependent-cognitive-deficits
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Yang Yu, Linjing Feng, Junnan Li, Xiaoxin Lan, A Lixiang, Xiaoyan Lv, Ming Zhang, Li Chen
AIMS: The present study was aim to explore aging-dependent changes in hippocampal autophagy and apoptosis in a natural aging rat model from adult to old stages and to discover a suitable age for treating neurodegenerative diseases. METHODS: Wistar rats at 5, 18 and 24 months of age were used to mimic the adulthood, initial old, and old phases, respectively. The learning and cognitive ability of the rats was detected by the Morris water maze test. Morphological changes in the hippocampus were observed...
July 5, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685977/the-post-therapeutic-effect-of-rapamycin-in-mild-traumatic-brain-injured-rats-ensuing-in-the-upregulation-of-autophagy-and-mitophagy
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Changxing Wang, Zhiying Hu, Yang Zou, Mingjun Xiang, Yuting Jiang, Benson O A Botchway, Xue Huo, Xiaoxue Du, Marong Fang
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), common in juveniles, has been reported to be caused by sports-related concussion. Many young children may suffer from post-concussion syndrome. mTBI, in early stages of life, could play a part in neuron apoptosis and degeneration, cognitive and motor coordination impairment, as well as dementia. Our study was aimed at further investigating the post therapeutic efficacy of rapamycin in the recuperation of mTBI whiles at the same time investigating the metamorphosis in both autophagy and mitophagy in mTBI...
July 7, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682524/restorative-effects-of-chrysin-pretreatment-on-oxidant-antioxidant-status-inflammatory-cytokine-production-and-apoptotic-and-autophagic-markers-in-acute-paracetamol-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats-an-experimental-and-biochemical-study
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Eyup Eldutar, Fatih Mehmet Kandemir, Sefa Kucukler, Cuneyt Caglayan
Paracetamol (PC) is a widely used analgesic and antipyretic drug, but it leads to acute hepatotoxicity at high doses intakes. This study was aimed to investigate the effects of Chrysin (CR) on hepatotoxicity constituted at high doses of PC in rats. Rats were subjected to oral pretreatment of CR (25 and 50 mg/kg b.w.) via feeding needle for 6 days against hepatotoxicity induced by a single dose of PC (500 mg/kg b.w.) administered orally via feeding needles. Although PC increases lipid peroxidation and liver enzyme activities, it has led to reduction of antioxidant enzyme activities...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677816/galangin-suppresses-human-laryngeal-carcinoma-via-modulation-of-caspase-3-and-akt-signaling-pathways
#16
Hai-Xu Wang, Chen Tang
Laryngeal cancers are mostly squamous cell carcinomas. Although targeting radio-resistant cancer cells is important for improving the treatmental efficiency, the signaling pathway- and therapeutic strategy-related to laryngeal carcinoma still require further study. Galangin is an active pharmacological ingredient, isolated from propolis and Alpinia officinarum Hance, and has been reported to have anticancer and anti-oxidative properties through regulation of cell cycle, resulting in angiogenesis, apoptosis, invasion and migration without triggering any toxicity in normal cells...
June 29, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677738/sodium-cantharidinate-induces-hepg2-cell-apoptosis-through-lc3-autophagy-pathway
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Ran Tao, Wen-Yi Sun, De-Hai Yu, Wei Qiu, Wei-Qun Yan, Yan-Hua Ding, Guang-Yi Wang, Hai-Jun Li
The function of sodium cantharidinate on inducing hepatocellular carcinoma cell apoptosis was investigated for the first time. Sodium cantharidinate inhibits HepG2 cell growth mainly by LC3 autophagy pathway. MTT results show that sodium cantharidinate effectively inhibits the proliferation of HepG2 cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner and induce cell apoptosis by caspase-3 activity. The further western blotting and FACS detection show that sodium cantharidinate initiates HepG2 cell autophagy program by LC3 pathway...
July 3, 2017: Oncology Reports
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
#18
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/28674496/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anti-tumoral-effects-of-the-flavonoid-apigenin-in-malignant-mesothelioma
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Laura Masuelli, Monica Benvenuto, Rosanna Mattera, Enrica Di Stefano, Erika Zago, Gloria Taffera, Ilaria Tresoldi, Maria Gabriella Giganti, Giovanni Vanni Frajese, Ginevra Berardi, Andrea Modesti, Roberto Bei
Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a tumor arising from mesothelium. MM patients' survival is poor. The polyphenol 4',5,7,-trihydroxyflavone Apigenin (API) is a "multifunctional drug". Several studies have demonstrated API anti-tumoral effects. However, little is known on the in vitro and in vivo anti-tumoral effects of API in MM. Thus, we analyzed the in vitro effects of API on cell proliferation, cell cycle regulation, pro-survival signaling pathways, apoptosis, and autophagy of human and mouse MM cells. We evaluated the in vivo anti-tumor activities of API in mice transplanted with MM #40a cells forming ascites...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672995/human-bocavirus-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
#20
You-Ping Deng, Ying-Juan Liu, Zhan-Qiu Yang, Yan-Jun Wang, Bing-Yan He, Pin Liu
Human bocavirus (HBoV) is classified in the Bocavirus genus within the Parvoviridae family, first identified from children with respiratory diseases. Previous studies have investigated the stimulating effect of HBoV on cell apoptosis and autophagy. In the present study, human bronchial epithelial cells (HBECs) were utilized to examine the mechanism of HBoV recombination expressing vector (pWHL-1) on the promotion of cell apoptosis and autophagy. The results from the present study indicated that pWHL-1 inhibited the proliferation of HBECs in a time-dependent manner...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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