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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935975/tumor-necrosis-factor-inducible-gene-6-protein-ameliorates-chronic-liver-damage-by-promoting-autophagy-formation-in-mice
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Sihyung Wang, Chanbin Lee, Jieun Kim, Jeongeun Hyun, Minso Lim, Hyuk-Jin Cha, Seh-Hoon Oh, Yung Hyun Choi, Youngmi Jung
Tumor necrosis factor-inducible gene 6 protein (TSG-6) has recently been shown to protect the liver from acute damage. However, the mechanism underlying the effect of TSG-6 on the liver remains unclear. Autophagy is a catabolic process that targets cell components to lysosomes for degradation, and its functions are reported to be dysregulated in liver diseases. Here we investigate whether TSG-6 promotes liver regeneration by inducing autophagic clearance in damaged livers. Mice fed a methionine choline-deficient diet supplemented with 0...
September 22, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934130/isoliquiritigenin-induces-autophagy-and-inhibits-ovarian-cancer-cell-growth
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Hsin-Yuan Chen, Tsui-Chin Huang, Tzong-Ming Shieh, Chi-Hao Wu, Li-Chun Lin, Shih-Min Hsia
Ovarian cancer is one of the commonest gynecologic malignancies, which has a poor prognosis for patients at the advanced stage. Isoliquiritigenin (ISL), an active flavonoid component of the licorice plant, previously demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and tumor suppressive effects. In this study, we investigated the antitumor effect of ISL on human ovarian cancer in vitro using the human ovarian cancer cell lines, OVCAR5 and ES-2, as model systems. Our results show that ISL significantly inhibited the viability of cancer cells in a concentration- and time-dependent manner...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933787/blocking-autophagy-enhances-the-apoptotic-effect-of-18%C3%AE-glycyrrhetinic-acid-on-human-sarcoma-cells-via-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-jnk-activation
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Shuying Shen, Menglu Zhou, Kangmao Huang, Yizheng Wu, Yan Ma, Jiying Wang, Jianjun Ma, Shunwu Fan
Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, is unlike the much more common carcinomas as it occurs in a distinct type of tissue. The potent antitumor effects of 18β-glycyrrhetinic acid (GA), a novel naturally derived agent, have been demonstrated in various cancers. However, the effect of GA on human sarcoma, and the underlying mechanisms, remain to be elucidated. In the current study, we show that GA inhibits sarcoma cell proliferation by inducing G0/G1-phase arrest. Exposure to GA resulted in the activation of caspase-3, -8, and -9, indicating that GA induced apoptosis through both extrinsic and intrinsic pathways...
September 21, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930963/role-of-autophagy-and-its-molecular-mechanisms-in-mice-intestinal-tract-after-severe-burn
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Duan Y 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...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928904/depletion-of-the-third-complement-component-ameliorates-age-dependent-oxidative-stress-and-positively-modulates-autophagic-activity-in-aged-retinas-in-a-mouse-model
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Dorota Rogińska, Miłosz P Kawa, Ewa Pius-Sadowska, Renata Lejkowska, Karolina Łuczkowska, Barbara Wiszniewska, Kai Kaarniranta, Jussi J Paterno, Christian A Schmidt, Bogusław Machaliński, Anna Machalińska
The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of complement component C3 global depletion on the biological structure and function of the aged retina. In vivo morphology (OCT), electrophysiological function (ERG), and the expression of selected oxidative stress-, apoptosis-, and autophagy-related proteins were assessed in retinas of 12-month-old C3-deficient and WT mice. Moreover, global gene expression in retinas was analyzed by RNA arrays. We found that the absence of active C3 was associated with (1) alleviation of the age-dependent decrease in retinal thickness and gradual deterioration of retinal bioelectrical function, (2) significantly higher levels of antioxidant enzymes (catalase and glutathione reductase) and the antiapoptotic survivin and Mcl-1/Bak dimer, (3) lower expression of the cellular oxidative stress marker-4HNE-and decreased activity of proapoptotic caspase-3, (4) ameliorated retinal autophagic activity with localization of ubiquitinated protein conjugates commonly along the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) layer, and (5) significantly increased expression of several gene sets associated with maintenance of the physiological functions of the neural retina...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922542/a-diphenyldiselenide-derivative-induces-autophagy-via-jnk-in-htb-54-lung-cancer-cells
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Marta Díaz, Roncesvalles González, Daniel Plano, Juan Antonio Palop, Carmen Sanmartín, Ignacio Encío
Symmetric aromatic diselenides are potential anticancer agents with strong cytotoxic activity. In this study, the in vitro anticancer activities of a novel series of diarylseleno derivatives from the diphenyldiselenide (DPDS) scaffold were evaluated. Most of the compounds exhibited high efficacy for inducing cytotoxicity against different human cancer cell lines. DPDS 2, the compound with the lowest mean GI50 value, induced both caspase-dependent apoptosis and arrest at the G0 /G1 phase in acute lymphoblastic leucemia CCRF-CEM cells...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919752/zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-induce-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-human-ovarian-cancer-cells
#7
Ding-Ping Bai, Xi-Feng Zhang, Guo-Liang Zhang, Yi-Fan Huang, Sangiliyandi Gurunathan
BACKGROUND: Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) are frequently used in industrial products such as paint, surface coating, and cosmetics, and recently, they have been explored in biologic and biomedical applications. Therefore, this study was undertaken to investigate the effect of ZnO NPs on cytotoxicity, apoptosis, and autophagy in human ovarian cancer cells (SKOV3). METHODS: ZnO NPs with a crystalline size of 20 nm were characterized with various analytical techniques, including ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912474/rhus-coriaria-increases-protein-ubiquitination-proteasomal-degradation-and-triggers-non-canonical-beclin-1-independent-autophagy-and-apoptotic-cell-death-in-colon-cancer-cells
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Khawlah Athamneh, Hussain El Hasasna, Halima Al Samri, Samir Attoub, Kholoud Arafat, Nehla Benhalilou, Asma Al Rashedi, Yusra Al Dhaheri, Synan AbuQamar, Ali Eid, Rabah Iratni
Colorectal cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Here, we investigated the anticancer effect of Rhus coriaria extract (RCE) on HT-29 and Caco-2 human colorectal cancer cells. We found that RCE significantly inhibited the viability and colony growth of colon cancer cells. Moreover, RCE induced Beclin-1-independent autophagy and subsequent caspase-7-dependent apoptosis. Blocking of autophagy by chloroquine significantly reduced RCE-induced cell death, while blocking of apoptosis had no effect on RCE-induced cell death...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904818/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-link-with-er-stress-induced-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-cervical-tumor-cells
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Xiaolan Zhu, Li Huang, Jie Gong, Chun Shi, Zhiming Wang, Bingkun Ye, Aiguo Xuan, Xiaosong He, Dahong Long, Xiao Zhu, Ningfang Ma, Shuilong Leng
Targeting endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is being investigated for its anticancer effect in various cancers, including cervical cancer. However, the molecular pathways whereby ER stress mediates cell death remain to be fully elucidated. In this study, we confirmed that ER stress triggered by compounds such as brefeldin A (BFA), tunicamycin (TM), and thapsigargin (TG) leads to the induction of the unfolded protein response (UPR) in cervical cancer cell lines, which is characterized by elevated levels of inositol-requiring kinase 1α, glucose-regulated protein-78, and C/EBP homologous protein, and swelling of the ER observed by transmission electron microscope (TEM)...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902369/synergistic-inhibitory-effects-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-recombinant-human-adenovirus-aspp2-and-oxaliplatin-via-p53-independent-pathway-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Xiaoni Liu, Jianji Xu, Shuang Wang, Xiaoxiao Yu, Boxin Kou, Mengyin Chai, Yunjin Zang, Dexi Chen
The present study was designed to investigate the synergistic inhibitory effects on hepatocellular carcinoma with recombinant human adenovirus Aspp2 (Aspp2-ad) and oxaliplatin via p53-independent pathway in vitro and in vivo. After being treated with Aspp2-ad and/or oxaliplatin for 24-48 h, HepG2P53-/- and Hep3B cells showed a significant growth inhibition compared with vehicle control. Combination group showed a synergetic effect, the inhibitory rates were all above 80% at 48 h point in HepG2P53-/- and Hep3B cells...
August 29, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900281/oleic-acid-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-the-treatment-of-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinomas
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Lin Jiang, Wei Wang, Qianting He, Yuan Wu, Zhiyuan Lu, Jingjing Sun, Zhonghua Liu, Yisen Shao, Anxun Wang
Oleic acid (OA), a main ingredient of Brucea javanica oil (BJO), is widely known to have anticancer effects in many tumors. In this study, we investigated the anticancer effect of OA and its mechanism in tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC). We found that OA effectively inhibited TSCC cell proliferation in a dose- and time-dependent manner. OA treatment in TSCC significantly induced cell cycle G0/G1 arrest, increased the proportion of apoptotic cells, decreased the expression of CyclinD1 and Bcl-2, and increased the expression of p53 and cleaved caspase-3...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894987/the-induction-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-human-hepatoma-smmc-7721-cells-by-combined-treatment-with-vitamin-c-and-polysaccharides-extracted-from-grifola-frondosa
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Fei Zhao, Jin Zhao, Lei Song, Ya-Qing Zhang, Zhong Guo, Ke-Hu Yang
Polysaccharides extracted from the mushroom Grifola frondosa (GFP) are a potential anticancer agent. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of GFP and vitamin C (VC) alone and in combination on the viability of human hepatocarcinoma SMMC-7721 and HepG2 cells. Studies designed to detect cell apoptosis and autophagy were also conducted to investigate the mechanism. Results from the cell viability assay indicated that a combination of GFP (0.2 or 0.25 mg/mL) and VC (0.3 mmol/L) (GFP/VC) led to 52...
September 11, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891980/sinomenine-hydrochloride-inhibits-human-glioblastoma-cell-growth-through-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-and-autophagy-lysosome-pathway-activation-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
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Yumao Jiang, Yue Jiao, Zhiguo Wang, Tao Li, Yang Liu, Yujuan Li, Xiaoliang Zhao, Danqiao Wang
Glioblastoma is the most common malignant primary brain tumor, and it is one of the causes of cancer fatality in both adult and pediatric populations. Patients with glioblastoma require chemotherapy after surgical resection and radiotherapy. Therefore, chemotherapy constitutes a viable approach for the eradication of glioblastoma cells. In this study, the anti-tumor activity of sinomenine hydrochloride (SH) was evaluated in U87 and SF767 cells in vitro and in vivo. The results showed that SH potently inhibited U87 and SF767 cell viability and did not cause caspase-dependent cell death, as demonstrated by the absence of significant early apoptosis and caspase-3 cleavage...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888905/selective-interference-of-mtorc1-raptor-protects-against-human-disc-cellular-apoptosis-senescence-and-extracellular-matrix-catabolism-with-akt-and-autophagy-induction
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M Ito, T Yurube, K Kakutani, K Maeno, T Takada, Y Terashima, Y Kakiuchi, Y Takeoka, S Miyazaki, R Kuroda, K Nishida
OBJECTIVE: The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a serine/threonine kinase that integrates nutrients to execute cell growth and protein synthesis. We hypothesized that mTOR is essential for the intervertebral disc, the largest avascular, low-nutrient organ. Our objective was to elucidate roles of mTOR signaling in human disc cells. DESIGN: The mTOR exists in two complexes: mTORC1 containing regulatory-associated protein of mTOR (RAPTOR) and mTORC2 containing rapamycin-insensitive companion of mTOR (RICTOR)...
September 6, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883836/the-effect-of-pyrroloquinoline-quinone-on-the-expression-of-wisp1-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Yongqi Ye, Pengju Zhang, Yuhang Qian, Baoxin Yin, Meijuan Yan
WISP1, as a member of the CCN4 protein family, has cell protective effects of promoting cell proliferation and inhibiting cell apoptosis. Although some studies have confirmed that WISP1 is concerned with colon cancer and lung cancer, there is little report about the influence of WISP1 in traumatic brain injury. Here, we found that the expression of WISP1 mRNA and protein decreased at 3 d and then increased at 5 d after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Meanwhile, immunofluorescence demonstrated that there was little colocation of WISP1 with GFAP, Iba1, and WISP1 colocalized with NeuN partly...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878624/cell-death-in-the-developing-brain-after-hypoxia-ischemia
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Claire Thornton, Bryan Leaw, Carina Mallard, Syam Nair, Masako Jinnai, Henrik Hagberg
Perinatal insults such as hypoxia-ischemia induces secondary brain injury. In order to develop the next generation of neuroprotective therapies, we urgently need to understand the underlying molecular mechanisms leading to cell death. The cell death mechanisms have been shown to be quite different in the developing brain compared to that in the adult. The aim of this review is update on what cell death mechanisms that are operating particularly in the setting of the developing CNS. In response to mild stress stimuli a number of compensatory mechanisms will be activated, most often leading to cell survival...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877257/rosmarinic-acid-potentiates-carnosic-acid-induced-apoptosis-in-lung-fibroblasts
#17
Sana Bahri, Frédérique Mies, Ridha Ben Ali, Mona Mlika, Saloua Jameleddine, Kathleen Mc Entee, Vadim Shlyonsky
Pulmonary fibrosis is characterized by over-population and excessive activation of fibroblasts and myofibroblasts disrupting normal lung structure and functioning. Rosemary extract rich in carnosic acid (CA) and rosmarinic acid (RA) was reported to cure bleomycin-(BLM)-induced pulmonary fibrosis. We demonstrate that CA decreased human lung fibroblast (HLF) viability with IC50 value of 17.13±1.06 μM, while RA had no cytotoxic effect. In the presence of 50 μM of RA, dose-response for CA shifted to IC50 value of 11...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870808/hedgehog-signaling-inhibitor-gant61-induces-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediated-protective-autophagy-in-hepatic-stellate-cells
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Jie Li, Lingmin Zhang, Qingqing Xia, Junhui Fu, Zhijun Zhou, Feng Lin
Hedgehog (Hh) signaling plays an important role in the viability maintenance of hepatic stellate cells (HSC). HSCs have been identified as the major profibrogenic cells in the liver. The present study revealed that a novel Hh antagonist GANT61 induced apoptosis in the activated human hepatic stellate cell line LX-2 cells, as it dose-dependently caused mitochondrial inner transmembrane potential (ΔΨm) loss and caspase-3 cleavage. Autophagic flux was markedly increased after GANT61 treatment in LX-2 cells...
September 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863387/autophagy-inhibition-of-immature-oocytes-during-vitrification-warming-and-in-vitro-mature-activates-apoptosis-via-caspase-9-and-12-pathway
#19
Hai-Hua Gao, Jun-Tao Li, Jing-Jing Liu, Qing-Ai Yang, Jian-Min Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to determine the role of autophagy in the immature oocytes during vitrification-warming and in vitro maturation (IVM); the correlations among autophagy, apoptosis, and the activities of caspase in the immature oocytes during vitrification-warming and IVM were also explored. STUDY DESIGN: Immature oocytes from mice were vitrified-warmed and IVM. An autophagy inhibitor (3-methyladenine) was supplemented in cryopreservation solutions and warming solutions...
August 24, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860751/quercetin-mediated-synthesis-of-graphene-oxide-silver-nanoparticle-nanocomposites-a-suitable-alternative-nanotherapy-for-neuroblastoma
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Yu-Guo Yuan, Yan-Hong Wang, Hui-Hui Xing, Sangiliyandi Gurunathan
BACKGROUND: Graphene and graphene-related materials have gained substantial interest from both academia and industry for the development of unique nanomaterials for biomedical applications. Graphene oxide (GO) and silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are a valuable platform for the development of nanocomposites, permitting the combination of nanomaterials with different physical and chemical properties to generate novel materials with improved and effective functionalities in a single platform...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
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