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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348843/actein-induces-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-human-bladder-cancer-by-potentiating-ros-jnk-and-inhibiting-akt-pathways
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Lu Ji, Bing Zhong, Xi Jiang, Fei Mao, Gang Liu, Bin Song, Cheng-Yuan Wang, Yong Jiao, Jiang-Ping Wang, Zhi-Bin Xu, Xing Li, Bo Zhan
Human bladder cancer is a common genitourinary malignant cancer worldwide. However, new therapeutic strategies are required to overcome its stagnated survival rate. Triterpene glycoside Actein (ACT), extracted from the herb black cohosh, suppresses the growth of human breast cancer cells. Our study attempted to explore the role of ACT in human bladder cancer cell growth and to reveal the underlying molecular mechanisms. We found that ACT significantly impeded the bladder cancer cell proliferation via induction of G2/M cycle arrest...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344241/combined-pitavastatin-and-dacarbazine-treatment-activates-apoptosis-and-autophagy-resulting-in-synergistic-cytotoxicity-in-melanoma-cells
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Abeer Al-Qatati, Saeb Aliwaini
Melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer and its incidence is increasing faster than any other type of cancer. Whilst dacarbazine (DTIC) is the standard chemotherapy for metastatic melanoma, it has limited success. Statins, including pitavastatin, have been demonstrated to have a range of anti-cancer effects in a number of human cancer cell lines. The present study therefore explored the anti-cancer activity of combined DTIC and pitavastatin in A375 and WM115 human melanoma cells. Cell survival assays demonstrated that combined DTIC and pitavastatin treatment resulted in synergistic cell death...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344024/elevated-phosphate-levels-trigger-autophagy-mediated-cellular-apoptosis-in-h9c2-cardiomyoblasts
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Yao-Lung Liu, Kuan-Ho Lin, Shanmugam Tamilselvi, Wei-Kung Chen, Chia-Yao Shen, Ray-Jade Chen, Cecilia Hsuan Day, Hsi-Chin Wu, Vijaya Padma Viswanadha, Chih-Yang Huang
BACKGROUND/AIM: In chronic kidney disease (CKD), kidneys fail to maintain phosphorus homeostasis in serum. Elevated phosphorus levels in serum have been associated with cardiovascular diseases in CKD patients and in normal individuals. In this study, we evaluated the level of autophagy- and apoptosis-related markers under different concentrations of hyperphosphate in myocardial cells. METHODS: Modulation inflicted on the levels of various survival-, autophagy-, and apoptosis-related markers were determined by Western blotting analysis using total protein extract...
December 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337904/maternal-exposure-to-pm2-5-during-pregnancy-induces-impaired-development-of-cerebral-cortex-in-mice-offspring
#4
Tianliang Zhang, Xinrui Zheng, Xia Wang, Hui Zhao, Tingting Wang, Hongxia Zhang, Wanwei Li, Hua Shen, Li Yu
Air pollution is a serious environmental health problem closely related to the occurrence of central nervous system diseases. Exposure to particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter less than or equal to 2.5 µm (PM2.5) during pregnancy may affect the growth and development of infants. The present study was to investigate the effects of maternal exposure to PM2.5 during pregnancy on brain development in mice offspring. Pregnant mice were randomly divided into experimental groups of low-, medium-, or high-dosages of PM2...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335887/sphingadienes-show-therapeutic-efficacy-in-neuroblastoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-targeting-the-akt-signaling-pathway
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Piming Zhao, Ana E Aguilar, Joanna Y Lee, Lucy A Paul, Jung H Suh, Latika Puri, Meng Zhang, Jennifer Beckstead, Andrzej Witkowski, Robert O Ryan, Julie D Saba
Neuroblastoma is a childhood malignancy that accounts for approximately 15% of childhood cancer deaths. Only 20-35% of children with metastatic neuroblastoma survive with standard therapy. Identification of more effective therapies is essential to improving the outcome of children with high-stage disease. Sphingadienes (SD) are growth-inhibitory sphingolipids found in natural sources including soy. They exhibit chemopreventive activity in mouse models of colon cancer, where they mediate cytotoxicity by inhibiting key pro-carcinogenic signaling pathways...
January 16, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331314/chloroquine-inhibits-autophagy-and-deteriorates-the-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-apoptosis-in-hypoxic-rat-neurons
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Peng Li, Lei Hao, Yan-Yan Guo, Guang-Lu Yang, Hua Mei, Xiao-Hua Li, Qiong-Xiang Zhai
AIMS: Mitochondrial dysfunction (MD) and apoptosis in the neurons are associated with neonatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) encephalopathy (HIE). The present study was to explore the influence of autophagy on the induction of MD and apoptosis in the neurons in a neonatal HIE rats and in hypoxia-treated neurons in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten-day-old HI rat pups were sacrificed for brain pathological examination and immunohistochemical analysis. The induction of autophagy, apoptosis and MD were also determined in the neurons under hypoxia, with or without autophagy inhibitor, chloroquine (CQ) treatment...
January 10, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328447/high-mobility-group-protein%C3%A2-b1-silencing-promotes-susceptibility-of-retinoblastoma-cells-to-chemotherapeutic-drugs-through-downregulating-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Yong Chai, Juhua Xiao, Shouhua Zhang, Yunyan Du, Zhipeng Luo, Xin Zhou, Kai Huang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of high-mobility group protein B1 (HMGB1) silencing on the susceptibility of retinoblastoma (RB) cells to chemotherapeutic drugs and the underlying molecular mechanisms. Western blot analysis revealed that vincristine (VCR), etoposide (ETO) and carboplatin (CBP) significantly increased the expression of HMGB1 in Weri‑Rb-1 and Y79 cells compared with the untreated control (P<0.01). siRNA HMGB1 and siRNA negative control (NC) were transfected to Y79 cells by Lipofectamine™ 2000 and, following VCR treatment, the expression of HMGB1 and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) was analyzed...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324976/ginsenoside-rg1-inhibits-apoptosis-by-increasing-autophagy-via-the-ampk-mtor-signaling-in-serum-deprivation-macrophages
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Ping Yang, Lu Ling, Wenjing Sun, Junquan Yang, Ling Zhang, Guoji Chang, Jiazhi Guo, Jun Sun, Lin Sun, Di Lu
Ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1) has been widely used in a broad range of cardiovascular and cerebral-vascular diseases because of its unique therapeutic properties. However, the underlying mechanisms of Rg1 in the treatment of atherosclerosis have not been fully explored. This study sought to determine the precise molecular mechanisms on how Rg1 might be involved in regulating apoptosis in serum deprivation-induced Raw264.7 macrophages and primary bone marrow-derived macrophages. Results demonstrated that Rg1 treatment effectively suppressed apoptosis and the expression of phosphorylation level of mTOR induced by serum deprivation in Raw264...
January 9, 2018: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324385/ameliorative-effects-of-selenium-on-arsenic-induced-cytotoxicity-in-pc12%C3%A2-cells-via-modulating-autophagy-apoptosis
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Md Mostafizur Rahman, Rachael A Uson-Lopez, Md Tajuddin Sikder, Gongxun Tan, Toshiyuki Hosokawa, Takeshi Saito, Masaaki Kurasaki
Arsenic is well known toxicant responsible for human diseases including cancers. On the other hand, selenium is an essential trace element with significant chemopreventive effects, anticancer potentials and antioxidant properties. Although previous studies have reported antagonism/synergism between arsenic and selenium in biological systems, the biomolecular mechanism/s is still inconclusive. Therefore, to elucidate the molecular phenomena in cellular level, we hypothesized that co-exposure of selenium with arsenic may have suppressive effects on arsenic-induced cytotoxicity...
December 28, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322787/beclin1-enhances-cisplatin-induced-apoptosis-via-bcl-2-modulated-autophagy-in-laryngeal-carcinoma-cells-hep-2
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M Yang, X M Yang, D H Yin, Q L Tang, L Wang, C Huang, P Li, S S Li
To investigate the role of Beclin1 in cisplatin-induced apoptosis in laryngeal carcinoma cells Hep-2 and to explore the potential mechanism. We up-regulated Beclin1 expression in Hep-2 cells. The survival rate and apoptotic rate were evaluated by MTT and flow cytometry (FCM). The Beclin1 overexpression group and the control group were treated with cisplatin for 24 hours. The proliferation and cell apoptosis of laryngeal cancer cell lines were evaluated. The mitochondrial membrane potentials were detected by DiOC6(3)...
2018: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317206/exendin-4-impairs-the-autophagic-flux-to-induce-apoptosis-in-pancreatic-acinar-ar42j-cells-by-down-regulating-lamp-2
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Zhiqiang Li, Shaihong Zhu, Lihua Huang, Mingming Shang, Can Yu, Hongwei Zhu, Duo Han, Hui Huang, Xiao Yu, Xia Li
This study aimed to explore the mechanism of impaired autophagy flux induced by exendin-4 and its role on cell apoptosis in pancreatic AR42J cells. The AR42J cells were treated with various concentration of exendin-4 for several time points to assess its cytotoxicity by MTT assay. Then the AR42J cells were treated by 10pM exendin-4 for 72 h, the cell death was analyzed by flow cytometry and caspase-3 level was examined by Western blot with or without the pretreatment of z-VAD-fmk to testify whether exendin-4 induces the cell apoptosis...
January 6, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316551/chloroquine-enhances-the-radiosensitivity-of-bladder-cancer-cells-by-inhibiting-autophagy-and-activating-apoptosis
#12
Feng Wang, Jinyuan Tang, Pengchao Li, Shuhui Si, Hao Yu, Xiao Yang, Jun Tao, Qiang Lv, Min Gu, Haiwei Yang, Zengjun Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Chloroquine was formerly used as an anti-malarial agent drug but has now been proven to be useful for various diseases. This study aimed to investigate the radiosensitizing effect of chloroquine in bladder cancer, with an emphasis on autophagy inhibition and apoptosis induction. METHODS: Bladder cancer cell lines were irradiated with or without chloroquine. Cell proliferation was determined by a Cell Counting Kit 8 assay. The radiosensitization effect of chloroquine was evaluated by clonogenic survival and progression of xenograft tumors...
December 22, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316373/tanshinone-iia-induces-cell-death-via-beclin-1-dependent-autophagy-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-scc-9-cell-line
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Ye Qiu, Conghua Li, Qinhua Wang, Xingqi Zeng, Ping Ji
Tanshinone IIA (TAN) is one of the major functional compounds of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge and possesses the ability to suppress the growth of multiple cancer cell types via its apoptosis- and autophagy-inducing functions. In this study, the effect of TAN therapy on the survival of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) was evaluated, and the underlying mechanism involved in the treatment was investigated. Human oral squamous cell carcinoma cell SCC-9 was used for in vitro assays and induction in an OSCC xenograft mouse model...
January 6, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315210/isoaaptamine-induces-t-47d-cells-apoptosis-and-autophagy-via-oxidative-stress
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Chih-Fung Wu, Man-Gang Lee, Mohamed El-Shazly, Kuei-Hung Lai, Seng-Chung Ke, Chiang-Wen Su, Shou-Ping Shih, Ping-Jyun Sung, Ming-Chang Hong, Zhi-Hong Wen, Mei-Chin Lu
Aaptos is a genus of marine sponge which belongs to Suberitidae and is distributed in tropical and subtropical oceans. Bioactivity-guided fractionation of Aaptos sp. methanolic extract resulted in the isolation of aaptamine, demethyloxyaaptamine, and isoaaptamine. The cytotoxic activity of the isolated compounds was evaluated revealing that isoaaptamine exhibited potent cytotoxic activity against breast cancer T-47D cells. In a concentration-dependent manner, isoaaptamine inhibited the growth of T-47D cells as indicated by short-(MTT) and long-term (colony formation) anti-proliferative assays...
January 9, 2018: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314656/mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-inhibition-attenuates-myocardial-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-in-hypertrophic-heart
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Lei-Lei Ma, Xin Ma, Fei-Juan Kong, Jun-Jie Guo, Hong-Tao Shi, Jian-Bing Zhu, Yun-Zeng Zou, Jun-Bo Ge
Pathological cardiac hypertrophy aggravated myocardial infarction and is causally related to autophagy dysfunction and increased oxidative stress. Rapamycin is an inhibitor of serine/threonine kinase mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) involved in the regulation of autophagy as well as oxidative/nitrative stress. Here, we demonstrated that rapamycin ameliorates myocardial ischaemia reperfusion injury by rescuing the defective cytoprotective mechanisms in hypertrophic heart. Our results showed that chronic rapamycin treatment markedly reduced the phosphorylated mTOR and ribosomal protein S6 expression, but not Akt in both normal and aortic-banded mice...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314493/in-vitro-efficacy-of-a-first-generation-valosin-containing-protein-inhibitor-cb-5083-against-canine-lymphoma
#16
A Gareau, C Rico, D Boerboom, M-E Nadeau
Valosin-containing protein (VCP), through its critical role in the maintenance of protein homeostasis, is a promising target for the treatment of several malignancies, including canine lymphoma. CB-5083, a first-in-class VCP inhibitor, exerts cytotoxicity through the induction of irreversible proteotoxic stress and possesses a broad spectrum of anticancer activity. Here, we determined the cytotoxicity CB-5083 in canine lymphoma cells and its mechanism of action in vitro. Canine lymphoma cell lines were treated with varying concentrations of CB-5083 and assessed for viability by trypan blue exclusion and apoptosis by caspase activity assays...
January 4, 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313411/inhibition-of-wnt-ctnnb1-signaling-upregulates-sqstm1-and-sensitizes-glioblastoma-cells-to-autophagy-blockers
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Mireia Nager, Marta Crespí Sallán, Anna Visa, Charumathi Pushparaj, Maria Santacana, Anna Macià, Andrée Yeramian, Carles Cantí, Judit Herreros
WNT-CTNN1B signaling promotes cancer cell proliferation and stemness. Furthermore, recent evidence indicates that macroautophagy/autophagy regulates WNT signaling. Here we investigated the impact of inhibiting WNT signaling on autophagy in glioblastoma (GBM), a devastating brain tumor. Inhibiting TCF, or silencing TCF4 or CTNNB1/β-catenin upregulated SQSTM1/p62 in GBM at transcriptional and protein levels and, in turn, autophagy. DKK1/Dickkopf1, a canonical WNT receptor antagonist, also induced autophagic flux...
January 9, 2018: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313217/temporal-pattern-and-crosstalk-of-necroptosis-markers-with-autophagy-and-apoptosis-associated-proteins-in-ischemic-hippocampus
#18
Fari Ryan, Fariba Khodagholi, Leila Dargahi, Dariush Minai-Tehrani, Abolhassan Ahmadiani
Necroptosis, a novel type of programmed cell death, has been recently implicated as a possible mechanism for cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. We herein studied time-dependent changes of necroptosis markers along with apoptosis- and autophagy-associated proteins in rat hippocampus at 1, 3, 6, 12, 24, and 48 h after global cerebral I/R injury. Furthermore, to determine the cross talk between autophagy and necroptosis, we examined the effects of pretreatment with bafilomycin-A1 (Baf-A1), as a late-stage autophagy inhibitor, on necroptosis...
January 8, 2018: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311760/mir-20a-5p-suppresses-tumor-proliferation-by-targeting-autophagy-related-gene-7-in-neuroblastoma
#19
Yongbo Yu, Jie Zhang, Yaqiong Jin, Yeran Yang, Jin Shi, Feng Chen, Shujing Han, Ping Chu, Jie Lu, Huanmin Wang, Yongli Guo, Xin Ni
Background: Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common malignant tumor originating from the extracranial sympathetic nervous system in children. The molecular mechanisms underlying this disease are complex, and not completely understood. Methods: Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) was applied to quantify the expression of miR-20a-5p and its target gene ATG7 in clinical NB tissues. The biological function of miR-20a-5p and ATG7 in SH-SY5Y cells was investigated through in vitro studies (Real-Time cell kinetic analyzer, colony formation assay, caspase-Glo 3/7 assay and western blotting)...
2018: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307821/lncrna-gas5-regulates-ischemic-stroke-as-a-competing-endogenous-rna-for-mir-137-to-regulate-the-notch1-signaling-pathway
#20
Fenghui Chen, Lixin Zhang, Erwei Wang, Chaofeng Zhang, Xiaoting Li
Ischemic stroke is related to a variety of physiological and pathological processes including autophagy and apoptosis. Growth arrest-specific 5 (GAS5), a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), is known to negatively regulate cell survival and plays a key role in the pathogenesis of numerous diseases. However, the function and molecular mechanism of lncRNA GAS5 in ischemic stroke have not been reported. Real-time PCR was used to detect GAS5 and microRNA-137 (miR-137) expression in the brain tissues of mice underwent middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) surgery and oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)-treated mouse primary brain neurons...
January 4, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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