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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341477/melatonin-reduces-hypoxic-ischaemic-hi-induced-autophagy-and-apoptosis-an-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-investigation-in-experimental-models-of-neonatal-hi-brain-injury
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Yingying Hu, Zhouguang Wang, Yanlong Liu, Shulin Pan, Hao Zhang, Mingchu Fang, Huai Jiang, Jiayu Yin, Shuangshuang Zou, Zhenmao Li, Hongyu Zhang, Zhenlang Lin, Jian Xiao
Melatonin has neuroprotective effects in many diseases, including neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic (HI) brain injury. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the neuroprotective effects of melatonin both in vivo and in vitro and associated molecular mechanisms behind these effects. Postnatal day 7 male and female rat pups were subjected to unilateral HI, melatonin was injected intraperitoneally 1h before HI and an additional six doses were administered at 24h intervals. The pups were sacrificed at 24h and 7 d after HI...
March 21, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340172/repositioning-disulfiram-as-a-radiosensitizer-against-atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor
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Young Eun Lee, Seung Ah Choi, Pil Ae Kwack, Hak Jae Kim, Il Han Kim, Kyu-Chang Wang, Ji Hoon Phi, Ji Yeoun Lee, Sangjoon Chong, Sung-Hye Park, Kyung Duk Park, Do Won Hwang, Kyeung Min Joo, Seung-Ki Kim
Background.: Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is one of the most common malignant brain tumors in infants. Although cancer stem cells of AT/RT express aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), effective chemotherapies against AT/RT have not been established. Here, we examined radiosensitizing effects of disulfiram (DSF), an irreversible inhibitor of ALDH against AT/RT for a novel therapeutic method. Methods.: Patient-derived primary cultured AT/RT cells (SNU.AT/RT-5 and SNU...
March 17, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338241/neuroprotective-effects-of-loganin-on-mptp-induced-parkinson-s-disease-mice-neurochemistry-glial-reaction-and-autophagy-studies
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Yi-Da Xu, Chun Cui, Meng-Fei Sun, Ying-Li Zhu, Min Chu, Yun-Wei Shi, Stanley Li Lin, Xu-Sheng Yang, Yan-Qin Shen
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, involving resting tremor and bradykinesia, for which no recognized therapies or drugs are available to halt or slow progression. In recent years, natural botanic products have been considered relatively safe, with limited side effects, and are expected to become an important source for clinical mediation of PD in the future. Our study focuses on the ability of loganin, a compound derived from fruits of cornus, to mediate neuroprotection in a mouse model of PD...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336776/apoptosis-inhibitor-5-is-an-endogenous-inhibitor-of-caspase-2
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Gergely Imre, Jean Berthelet, Jan Heering, Sebastian Kehrloesser, Inga Maria Melzer, Byung Il Lee, Bernd Thiede, Volker Dötsch, Krishnaraj Rajalingam
Caspases are key enzymes responsible for mediating apoptotic cell death. Across species, caspase-2 is the most conserved caspase and stands out due to unique features. Apart from cell death, caspase-2 also regulates autophagy, genomic stability and ageing. Caspase-2 requires dimerization for its activation which is primarily accomplished by recruitment to high molecular weight protein complexes in cells. Here, we demonstrate that apoptosis inhibitor 5 (API5/AAC11) is an endogenous and direct inhibitor of caspase-2...
March 23, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330474/hypercholesterolemia-downregulates-autophagy-in-the-rat-heart
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Zoltán Giricz, Gábor Koncsos, Tomáš Rajtík, Zoltán V Varga, Tamás Baranyai, Csaba Csonka, Adrián Szobi, Adriana Adameová, Roberta A Gottlieb, Péter Ferdinandy
BACKGROUND: We have previously shown that efficiency of ischemic conditioning is diminished in hypercholesterolemia and that autophagy is necessary for cardioprotection. However, it is unknown whether isolated hypercholesterolemia disturbs autophagy or the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathways. Therefore, we investigated whether isolated hypercholesterolemia modulates cardiac autophagy-related pathways or programmed cell death mechanisms such as apoptosis and necroptosis in rat heart...
March 23, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327651/inhibition-of-cathepsin-s-confers-sensitivity-to-methyl-protodioscin-in-oral-cancer-cells-via-activation-of-p38-mapk-jnk-signaling-pathways
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Ming-Ju Hsieh, Chiao-Wen Lin, Mu-Kuan Chen, Su-Yu Chien, Yu-Sheng Lo, Yi-Ching Chuang, Yi-Ting Hsi, Chia-Chieh Lin, Jui-Chieh Chen, Shun-Fa Yang
Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. Approximately 90% of oral cancers are subtyped to oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Despite advances in diagnostic techniques and improvement in treatment modalities, the prognosis remains poor. Therefore, an effective chemotherapy mechanism that enhances tumor sensitivity to chemotherapeutics is urgently needed. Methyl protodioscin (MP) is a furostanol bisglycoside with a wide range of beneficial effects, including anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322249/the-protective-effects-of-shikonin-on-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-are-mediated-by-the-activation-of-the-pi3k-akt-pathway
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Tong Liu, QingHui Zhang, Wenhui Mo, Qiang Yu, Shizan Xu, Jingjing Li, Sainan Li, Jiao Feng, Liwei Wu, Xiya Lu, Rong Zhang, Linqiang Li, Keran Cheng, Yuqing Zhou, Shunfeng Zhou, Rui Kong, Fan Wang, Weiqi Dai, Kan Chen, Yujing Xia, Jie Lu, Yingqun Zhou, Yan Zhao, Chuanyong Guo
Hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, which can result in severe liver injury and dysfunction, occurs in a variety of conditions such as liver transplantation, shock, and trauma. Cell death in hepatic I/R injury has been linked to apoptosis and autophagy. Shikonin plays a significant protective role in ischemia/reperfusion injury. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the protective effect of shikonin on hepatic I/R injury and explore the underlying mechanism. Mice were subjected to segmental (70%) hepatic warm ischemia to induce hepatic I/R injury...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292011/jatamanvaltrate-p-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-human-breast-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Bo Yang, Rui Zhu, Shasha Tian, Yiqi Wang, Siyue Lou, Huajun Zhao
Jatamanvaltrate P is a novel iridoid ester isolated from Valeriana jatamansi Jones, a traditional medicine used to treat nervous disorders. In this study, we found that Jatamanvaltrate P possessed notable antitumor properties and therefore evaluated its anticancer effects against human breast cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. Jatamanvaltrate P inhibited the growth and proliferation of MCF-7 and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell lines (MDA-MB-231, MDA-MB-453 and MDA-MB-468) in a concentration-dependent manner, while displayed relatively low cytotoxicity to human breast epithelial cells (MCF-10A)...
March 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288411/vitexin-alleviates-ox-ldl-mediated-endothelial-injury-by-inducing-autophagy-via-ampk-signaling-activation
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Shaoli Zhang, Changlei Guo, Zhigang Chen, Peiyong Zhang, Jianhua Li, Yan Li
Endothelial cell injury plays a crucial role in the development and pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. Vitexin is a natural flavonoid characterized by anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of vitexin on ox-LDL-induced endothelial dysfunction and to explore the underlying molecular mechanisms. In the present study, vitexin was found to play a protective role against ox-LDL-induced endothelial injury. Vitexin significantly promoted cell viability and inhibited apoptosis in ox-LDL-treated HUVECs...
March 10, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271323/simultaneous-interference-with-her1-egfr-and-rac1-signaling-drives-cytostasis-and-suppression-of-survivin-in-human-glioma-cells-in-vitro
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G Karpel-Massler, M-A Westhoff, R E Kast, A Dwucet, S Karpel-Massler, L Nonnenmacher, M D Siegelin, C R Wirtz, K-M Debatin, M-E Halatsch
We have previously reported that combined inhibition of the epidermal growth factor receptor by erlotinib and of RAC1 by NSC23766 yielded a synergistic antiproliferative effect on established and primary cultured glioblastoma cells. The current study aimed at identifying the molecular mechanism. Staining for annexin V/PI or carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl ester was performed in order to determine the induction of apoptosis, necrosis or cytostasis in established and primary cultured glioblastoma cells. Moreover, expression of Ki-67 was determined by immunofluorescence, and the expression of cell cycle proteins was analysed by Western blot...
March 7, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265179/n-acetylcysteine-attenuates-diabetic-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-inhibiting-excessive-autophagy
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Sheng Wang, Chunyan Wang, Fuxia Yan, Tingting Wang, Yi He, Haobo Li, Zhengyuan Xia, Zhongjun Zhang
Background. Excessive autophagy is a major mechanism of myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury (I/RI) in diabetes with enhanced oxidative stress. Antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) reduces myocardial I/RI. It is unknown if inhibition of autophagy may represent a mechanism whereby NAC confers cardioprotection in diabetes. Methods and Results. Diabetes was induced in Sprague-Dawley rats with streptozotocin and they were treated without or with NAC (1.5 g/kg/day) for four weeks before being subjected to 30-minute coronary occlusion and 2-hour reperfusion...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260002/a-novel-cycloartane-triterpenoid-from-cimicifuga-induces-apoptotic-and-autophagic-cell-death-in-human-colon-cancer-ht-29-cells
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Xiaoli Dai, Jing Liu, Yin Nian, Ming-Hua Qiu, Ying Luo, Jihong Zhang
The extract from Cimicifuga, a genus of flowering plants, has been demonstrated to have mainly therapeutic effects on menstrual and menopausal symptoms and also exhibits immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity. Moreover, the anticancer effects of Cimicifuga have been reported, but the underlying mechanism causing cancer cell death has been poorly described. The present study was designed to investigate the antitumor effects and underlying molecular mechanisms of cimigenol (KY17), a novel cycloartane triterpenoid from Cimicifuga...
February 14, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259945/rb-deficiency-accelerates-progression-of-carcinoma-of-the-urinary-bladder-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-through-inhibiting-autophagy-and-apoptosis
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Cheng-Yuan Wang, Zhi-Bin Xu, Jiang-Ping Wang, Yong Jiao, Bo Zhang
Urinary bladder cancer is known as a common cancer diagnosed across the world and results in significant mortality and morbidity rates among patients. The retinoblastoma (Rb) protein, as a main tumor suppressor, controls cellular responses to potentially oncogenic stimulation. Rb phosphorylation could disrupt E2F complex formation, resulting in diverse transcription factor dysfunction. In our study, we investigated how Rb is involved in controlling urinary bladder cancer progression. The results indicate that Rb expression is reduced in mice with urinary bladder tumor, and its suppression leads to urinary bladder cancer progression in vivo and in vitro...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259895/quercetin-nanoparticles-display-antitumor-activity-via-proliferation-inhibition-and-apoptosis-induction-in-liver-cancer-cells
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Ke-Wei Ren, Ya-Hua Li, Gang Wu, Jian-Zhuang Ren, Hui-Bin Lu, Zong-Ming Li, Xin-Wei Han
Quercetin is a potent cancer therapeutic agent and dietary antioxidant present in fruit and vegetables. Quercetin prevents tumor proliferation by inducing cell cycle arrest and is a well known cancer therapeutic agent and autophagy mediator. Recent studies showed that drug delivery by nanoparticles have enhanced efficacy with reduced side effects. In this regard, gold-quercetin into poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles was examined. In this study, we explored the role and possible underlying mechanisms of quercetin nanoparticle in regulation of antitumor activity in liver cancer cells...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257034/autophagy-induced-by-areca-nut-extract-contributes-to-decreasing-cisplatin-toxicity-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-roles-of-reactive-oxygen-species-ampk-signaling
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Zhi Xu, Chun-Ming Huang, Zhe Shao, Xiao-Ping Zhao, Meng Wang, Ting-Lin Yan, Xiao-Cheng Zhou, Er-Hui Jiang, Ke Liu, Zheng-Jun Shang
Chewing areca nut is closely associated with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The current study aimed to investigate potential associations between areca nut extract (ANE) and cisplatin toxicity in OSCC cells. OSCC cells (Cal-27 and Scc-9) viability and apoptosis were analyzed after treatment with ANE and/or cisplatin. The expressions of proteins associated with autophagy and the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) signaling network were evaluated. We revealed that advanced OSCC patients with areca nut chewing habits presented higher LC3 expression and poorer prognosis...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251795/quercetin-simultaneously-induces-g0-g1-phase-arrest-and-caspase-mediated-crosstalk-between-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-human-leukemia-hl-60-cells
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Junn-Liang Chang, Jyh-Ming Chow, Jer-Hwa Chang, Yu-Ching Wen, Yung-Wei Lin, Shun-Fa Yang, Wei-Jiunn Lee, Ming-Hsien Chien
Quercetin is a plant-derived bioflavonoid with high anticancer activity in various tumors. Herein, the molecular mechanisms by which quercetin exerts its anticancer effects against HL-60 acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells were investigated. Results showed that quercetin suppressed cell proliferation in the HL-60 cell line in vitro and in vivo. Quercetin-induced G0 /G1 -phase arrest occurred when expressions of cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK)2/4 were inhibited and the CDK inhibitors, p16 and p21, were induced...
March 2, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250197/neuronal-death-after-hemorrhagic-stroke-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-shares-features-of-ferroptosis-and-necroptosis
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Marietta Zille, Saravanan S Karuppagounder, Yingxin Chen, Peter J Gough, John Bertin, Joshua Finger, Teresa A Milner, Elizabeth A Jonas, Rajiv R Ratan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intracerebral hemorrhage leads to disability or death with few established treatments. Adverse outcomes after intracerebral hemorrhage result from irreversible damage to neurons resulting from primary and secondary injury. Secondary injury has been attributed to hemoglobin and its oxidized product hemin from lysed red blood cells. The aim of this study was to identify the underlying cell death mechanisms attributable to secondary injury by hemoglobin and hemin to broaden treatment options...
March 1, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243322/targeting-metabolic-remodeling-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-in-a-murine-model
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Verónica García-Castillo, Eduardo López-Urrutia, Octavio Villanueva-Sánchez, Miguel Á Ávila-Rodríguez, Alejandro Zentella-Dehesa, Carlo Cortés-González, César López-Camarillo, Nadia J Jacobo-Herrera, Carlos Pérez-Plasencia
Background: Chemotherapy is the backbone of systemic treatment for triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), which is one of the most relevant breast cancers molecular types due to the ability of tumor cells to develop drug resistance, highlighting the urgent need to design newer and safer drug combinations for treatment. In this context, to overcome tumor cell drug resistance, we employed a novel combinatorial treatment including Doxorubicin, Metformin, and Sodium Oxamate (DoxMetOx). Such pharmacological combination targets indispensable hallmarks of cancer-related to aerobic glycolysis and DNA synthesis...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243129/polydatin-regulates-proliferation-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-multiple-myeloma-cells-through-mtor-p70s6k-pathway
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Baojun Yang, Shunxin Zhao
BACKGROUND: Polydatin (PD) plays an important role in suppressing platelet aggregation, reducing blood lipid, restoring microcirculation and protecting from myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury and shock. In addition, PD possesses anticancer activity. However, the effect and the mechanism of PD in regulating multiple myeloma (MM) cell survival and death are still unknown. METHODS: Cell proliferation and apoptosis of RPMI 8226 cells, respectively, were analyzed by cell counting kit8 (CCK-8) assay and flow cytometry...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243065/curcumin-induces-apoptosis-and-protective-autophagy-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-cells-through-iron-chelation
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Chunguang Yang, Xueyou Ma, Zhihua Wang, Xing Zeng, Zhiquan Hu, Zhangqun Ye, Guanxin Shen
BACKGROUND: Curcumin induces apoptosis and autophagy in different cancer cells. Moreover, chemical and biological experiments have evidenced that curcumin is a biologically active iron chelator and induces cytotoxicity through iron chelation. We thus hypothesized that curcumin may induce apoptosis and autophagy in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) cells through its iron-chelating properties. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CRPC cells were loaded with curcumin alone or in combination with ferric ammonium citrate (FAC)...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
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