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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433067/chloroquine-and-hydroxychloroquine-inhibit-bladder-cancer-cell-growth-by-targeting-basal-autophagy-and-enhancing-apoptosis
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Yi-Chia Lin, Ji-Fan Lin, Sheng-I Wen, Shan-Che Yang, Te-Fu Tsai, Hung-En Chen, Kuang-Yu Chou, Thomas I-Sheng Hwang
Chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), two antimalarial drugs, are suggested to have potential anticancer properties. in the present study, we investigated the effects of CQ and HCQ on cell growth of bladder cancer with emphasis on autophagy inhibition and apoptosis induction in vitro. The results showed that CQ and HCQ inhibited the proliferation of multiple human bladder cell lines (including RT4, 5637, and T24) in a time- and dose-dependent fashion, especially in advanced bladder cancer cell lines (5637 and T24) compared to immortalized uroepithelial cells (SV-Huc-1) or other reference cancer cell lines (PC3 and MCF-7)...
May 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430129/curcumin-inhibits-apoptosis-of-chondrocytes-through-activation-erk1-2-signaling-pathways-induced-autophagy
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Xiaodong Li, Kai Feng, Jiang Li, Degang Yu, Qiming Fan, Tingting Tang, Xiao Yao, Xiaoqing Wang
Osteoarthritis (OA) is an inflammatory disease of load-bearing synovial joints that is currently treated with drugs that exhibit numerous side effects and are only temporarily effective in treating pain, the main symptom of the disease. Consequently, there is an acute need for novel, safe, and more effective chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of osteoarthritis and related arthritic diseases. Curcumin, the principal curcuminoid and the most active component in turmeric, is a biologically active phytochemical...
April 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428545/beclin-1-mediated-autophagy-protects-against-cadmium-activated-apoptosis-via-the-fas-fasl-pathway-in-primary-rat-proximal-tubular-cell-culture
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Gang Liu, Yan Yuan, Mengfei Long, Tongwang Luo, Jianchun Bian, Xuezhong Liu, Jianhong Gu, Hui Zou, Ruilong Song, Yi Wang, Lin Wang, Zongping Liu
The Fas/FasL signaling pathway is one of the primary apoptosis pathways, but the involvement and regulatory mechanism of this pathway by autophagy remain unclear. Here we demonstrated that cadmium (Cd) activated the Fas/FasL apoptosis pathway in rat proximal tubular (rPT) cells; this was accompanied by simultaneous activation of autophagy resulted in reduced apoptosis. In this model, we induced autophagy through RAPA and further demonstrated that autophagy protects against activation of Fas/FasL signaling and apoptosis...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427080/rapamycin-induces-autophagy-and-reduces-the-apoptosis-of-podocytes-under-a-stimulated-condition-of-immunoglobulin-a-nephropathy
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Shikai Liang, Juan Jin, Bo Lin, Jianguang Gong, Yiwen Li, Qiang He
Backgroud/Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate the potential renoprotective effect of rapamycin on the autophagy of podocytes treated with the supernatant of mesangial cells cultured with aggregated IgA1 (aIgA1) from immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) patients. METHODS: Monomeric IgA1 (mIgA1) was isolated from the serum of IgAN patients or healthy volunteers, and then transformed to aIgA1 by heating. Subsequently, the aIgA1-mesangial cell supernatant was prepared by collecting the medium of mouse mesangial cells (MSC1097) cultured with aIgA1 (100 mg/L) from different IgAN patients or healthy volunteers for 48 h...
April 18, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425584/changes-in-ciap2-survivin-and-bimel-expression-characterize-the-switch-from-autophagy-to-apoptosis-in-prolonged-starvation
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A Hay-Koren, S Bialik, V Levin-Salomon, A Kimchi
BACKGROUND: Autophagy is a catabolic process involving the engulfment of cytoplasmic content within autophagosomes followed by their delivery to lysosomes. This process is a survival mechanism, enabling cells to cope with nutrient deprivation by degradation and recycling of macromolecules. Yet during continued stress such as prolonged starvation, a switch from autophagy to apoptosis is often detected. OBJECTIVE: In this work, we characterized the temporal dynamics of the transition from autophagy towards apoptosis with the aim of elucidating the molecular mechanism regulating the switch from survival autophagy to apoptotic cell death...
May 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423628/benzyl-isothiocyanate-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-initiated-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells
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Ji-Fan Lin, Te-Fu Tsai, Shan-Che Yang, Yi-Chia Lin, Hung-En Chen, Kuang-Yu Chou, Thomas I-Sheng Hwang
Benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC) in cruciferous plants, which are part of the human diet, has been shown to induce apoptosis in various types of cancer. In this study, we show that BITC effectively suppresses the growth of cultured human prostate cancer cells (CRW-22Rv1 and PC3) by causing mitochondrial membrane potential loss, caspase 3/7 activation and DNA fragmentation. Furthermore, BITC induces ROS generation in these cells. The induction of apoptosis by BITC was significantly attenuated in the presence of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and catalase (CAT), well-studied ROS scavengers...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420993/phellinus-linteus-mycelium-alleviates-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-autophagic-regulation
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Hsing-Hui Su, Ya-Chun Chu, Jiuan-Miaw Liao, Yi-Hsin Wang, Ming-Shiou Jan, Chia-Wei Lin, Chiu-Yeh Wu, Chin-Yin Tseng, Jiin-Cherng Yen, Shiang-Suo Huang
The incidence of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury is rapidly increasing around the world and this disease is a major contributor to global morbidity and mortality. It is known that regulation of programmed cell death including apoptosis and autophagy reduces the impact of myocardial IR injury. In this study, the cardioprotective effects and underlying mechanisms of Phellinus linteus (Berk. and Curt.) Teng, Hymenochaetaceae (PL), a type of medicinal mushroom, were examined in rats subjected to myocardial IR injury...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419863/cellular-stress-response-in-human-m%C3%A3-ller-cells-mio-m1-after-bevacizumab-treatment
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Monique Matsuda, Paloma Gava Krempel, Mônica Valeria Marquezini, Alfred Sholl-Franco, Amanda Lameu, Mário Luiz R Monteiro, Nádia Campos de Oliveira Miguel
Bevacizumab, an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agent, is widely used in the treatment of retinal vascular diseases. However, due to the essential role Müller cell derived-VEGF plays in the maintenance of retinal neurons and glial cells, cell viability is likely to be affected by VEGF inhibition. We therefore evaluated the effect of bevacizumab-induced VEGF inhibition on Müller cells (MIO-M1) in vitro. MIO-M1 cells were cultured for 12 or 24 h in media containing bevacizumab at 0.25 or 0.5 mg/mL...
April 15, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416456/licoricidin-inhibits-the-growth-of-sw480-human-colorectal-adenocarcinoma-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-inducing-cycle-arrest-apoptosis-and-autophagy
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Shuai Ji, Shunan Tang, Kai Li, Ziwei Li, Wenfei Liang, Xue Qiao, Qi Wang, Siwang Yu, Min Ye
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch.) possesses significant anti-cancer activities, but the active ingredients and underlying mechanisms have not been revealed. By screening the cytotoxic activities of 122 licorice compounds against SW480 human colorectal adenocarcinoma cells, we found that licoricidin (LCD) inhibited SW480 cell viability with an IC50 value of 7.2μM. Further studies indicated that LCD significantly induced G1/S cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in SW480 cells, accompanied by inhibition of cyclins/CDK1 expression and activation of caspase-dependent pro-apoptotic signaling...
April 14, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415750/xanthohumol-induces-paraptosis-of-leukemia-cells-through-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathway
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Xiangquan Mi, Chunming Wang, Chao Sun, Xu Chen, Xiang Huo, Yiming Zhang, Gang Li, Bo Xu, Jun Zhang, Jianxin Xie, Zhenhua Wang, Ji Li
Xanthohumol as a natural polyphenol demonstrates an anticancer activity, but its underlying mechanism remains unclear. In this study, we showed that xanthohumol (XN) induces paraptosis of leukemia cells. The paraptosis is one cell death which is characterized by dilation of the endoplasmic reticulum and/or mitochondria. The results demonstrated that XN treatment significantly inhibited cell proliferation and triggered extensive cytoplasmic vacuolation of HL-60 leukemia cells, but it did not cause the cleavage of caspase-3 protein or apoptosis...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415741/enhancement-of-radiosensitivity-by-the-novel-anticancer-quinolone-derivative-vosaroxin-in-preclinical-glioblastoma-models
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Giovanni Luca Gravina, Andrea Mancini, Claudia Mattei, Flora Vitale, Francesco Marampon, Alessandro Colapietro, Giulia Rossi, Luca Ventura, Antonella Vetuschi, Ernesto Di Cesare, Judith A Fox, Claudio Festuccia
PURPOSE: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive brain tumor. The activity of vosaroxin, a first-in-class anticancer quinolone derivative that intercalates DNA and inhibits topoisomerase II, was investigated in GBM preclinical models as a single agent and combined with radiotherapy (RT). RESULTS: Vosaroxin showed antitumor activity in clonogenic survival assays, with IC50 of 10-100 nM, and demonstrated radiosensitization. Combined treatments exhibited significantly higher γH2Ax levels compared with controls...
March 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413468/antitumor-effect-of-sunitinib-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells-functions-via-autophagy
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Bangqi Wang, Dongyuan Lu, Min Xuan, Weilie Hu
The aim of the present study was to explore sunitinib-induced autophagic effects and the specific molecular mechanisms involved, in vitro, using PC-3 and LNCaP human prostate cancer cell lines. Cells were exposed to escalating doses of sunitinib treatment and subsequent cell viability and cell cycle analyses were performed to evaluate the inhibitory effect of sunitinib in vitro. Immunofluorescence staining of microtubule associated protein 1A/1B-light chain 3 (LC3) puncta was employed to assess autophagy levels after sunitinib treatment...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408132/comparison-of-the-effects-of-major-fatty-acids-present-in-the-mediterranean-diet-oleic-acid-docosahexaenoic-acid-and-in-hydrogenated-oils-elaidic-acid-on-7-ketocholesterol-induced-oxiapoptophagy-in-microglial-bv-2-cells
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Meryam Debbabi, Amira Zarrouk, Maryem Bezine, Wiem Meddeb, Thomas Nury, Asmaa Badreddine, El Mostafa Karym, Randa Sghaier, Lionel Bretillon, Stéphane Guyot, Mohammad Samadi, Mustapha Cherkaoui-Malki, Boubker Nasser, Mondher Mejri, Sofien Ben-Hammou, Mohamed Hammami, Gérard Lizard
Increased levels of 7-ketocholesterol (7KC), which results mainly from cholesterol auto-oxidation, are often found in the plasma and/or cerebrospinal fluid of patients with neurodegenerative diseases and might contribute to activation of microglial cells involved in neurodegeneration. As major cellular dysfunctions are induced by 7KC, it is important to identify molecules able to impair its side effects. Since consumption of olive and argan oils, and fish is important in the Mediterranean diet, the aim of the study was to determine the ability of oleic acid (OA), a major compound of olive and argan oil, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) present in fatty fishes, such as sardines, to attenuate 7KC-induced cytotoxic effects...
April 10, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407698/spermidine-coupled-with-exercise-rescues-skeletal-muscle-atrophy-from-d-gal-induced-aging-rats-through-enhanced-autophagy-and-reduced-apoptosis-via-ampk-foxo3a-signal-pathway
#14
Jingjing Fan, Xiaoqi Yang, Jie Li, Ziyang Shu, Jun Dai, Xingran Liu, Biao Li, Shaohui Jia, Xianjuan Kou, Yi Yang, Ning Chen
The quality control of skeletal muscle is a continuous requirement throughout the lifetime, although its functions and quality present as a declining trend during aging process. Dysfunctional or deficient autophagy and excessive apoptosis may contribute to the atrophy of senescent skeletal muscle. Spermidine, as a natural polyamine, can be involved in important cellular functions for lifespan extension and stress resistance in several model organisms through activating autophagy. Similarly, cellular autophagic responses to exercise have also been extensively investigated...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407045/novel-pathogenesis-regulation-of-apoptosis-by-apelin-apj-system
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Jiaqi Liu, Meiqing Liu, Linxi Chen
Apelin is the endogenous peptide APJ receptor, while APJ is a member of the G protein-coupled receptors family. Recent evidence strongly suggests that Apelin/APJ system influences apoptosis in various diseases through different signal pathways. In this review, we discuss the possible mechanisms by which the Apelin/APJ system inhibits apoptosis, including the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt, ERK1/2, caspase signaling, and autophagy pathway. We also summarize the role of Apelin/APJ system in apoptosis in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury, pulmonary artery hypertension, retinal neovascular disease, acute renal injury, skeletal homeostasis, and gastrointestinal diseases...
April 12, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392904/protective-effects-of-tanshinone-iia-sodium-sulfonate-on-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-myocardial-injury-in-rats
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Yun Pan, Jin-Xian Qian, Shi-Qi Lu, Jing-Wei Chen, Xiao-Dong Zhao, Yan Jiang, Lin-Hui Wang, Guo-Xing Zhang
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the protective effect of tanshinone IIA sodium sulfonate (TSS) on ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) induced cardiac injury, and the underlying mechanism of action. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to a 30-min coronary arterial occlusion followed by 24 hours' reperfusion. Half an hour before the left coronary artery ligation, rats were pretreated with TSS in three different dosages (15, 30, 70 mg/kg, IP)...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391030/metformin-triggers-autophagy-to-attenuate-drug-induced-apoptosis-in-nsclc-cells-with-minor-effects-on-tumors-of-diabetic-patients
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Zhiguang Xiao, Silvia Gaertner, Alicia Morresi-Hauf, Rebecca Genzel, Thomas Duell, Axel Ullrich, Pjotr G Knyazev
The biologic plausibility of an association between type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) and lung cancer has received increasing attention, but the results of investigations remain largely inconclusive. In the present study we investigated the influence of the anti-diabetic drug metformin on the cytotoxic effects of EGFR targeted therapy and chemotherapy in 7 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines and a cohort of lung cancer patients with/without T2D. In vitro cell viability assays indicated that metformin didn't potentiate the growth inhibitory effects of erlotinib at different doses in cell lines that are of distinct genetic background...
April 6, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386317/alisertib-induces-g2-m-arrest-apoptosis-and-autophagy-via-pi3k-akt-mtor-and-p38-mapk-mediated-pathways-in-human-glioblastoma-cells
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Zheng Liu, Feng Wang, Zhi-Wei Zhou, He-Chun Xia, Xin-Yu Wang, Yin-Xue Yang, Zhi-Xu He, Tao Sun, Shu-Feng Zhou
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common brain tumor with poor response to current therapeutics. Alisertib (ALS), a second-generation selective Aurora kinase A (AURKA) inhibitor, has shown potent anticancer effects on solid tumors in animal studies. This study aimed to investigate the killing effect of ALS on GBM cell line DAOY and the possible underlying mechanisms using both bioinformatic and cell-based approaches. Our molecular docking showed that ALS preferentially bound AURKA over AURKB via hydrogen bond formation, charge interaction, and π-π stacking...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382170/obatoclax-and-ly3009120-efficiently-overcome-vemurafenib-resistance-in-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Wei-Jun Wei, Zhen-Kui Sun, Chen-Tian Shen, Hong-Jun Song, Xin-Yun Zhang, Zhong-Ling Qiu, Quan-Yong Luo
Although the prognosis of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is relatively good, 30-40% of patients with distant metastases develop resistance to radioactive iodine therapy due to tumor dedifferentiation. For DTC patients harboring BRAF(V600E) mutation, Vemurafenib, a BRAF kinase inhibitor, has dramatically changed the therapeutic landscape, but side effects and drug resistance often lead to termination of the single agent treatment. In the present study, we showed that either LY3009120 or Obatoclax (GX15-070) efficiently inhibited cell cycle progression and induced massive death of DTC cells...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379541/resistance-to-apoptosis-and-autophagy-leads-to-enhanced-survival-in-sertoli-cells
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Ferial Aslani, Tim Sebastian, Miguel Keidel, Suada Fröhlich, Hans-Peter Elsässer, Hans-Christian Schuppe, Jörg Klug, Poornima Mahavadi, Monika Fijak, Martin Bergmann, Andreas Meinhardt, Sudhanshu Bhushan
STUDY QUESTION: What is the underlying mechanism of Sertoli cell (SC) resistance to cell death? SUMMARY ANSWER: High expression of pro-survival B cell lymphoma-2 (BCL2) proteins and inhibition of apoptosis and autophagy prolongs SC survival upon exposure to stress stimuli. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In human and in experimental models of orchitis, tolerogenic SC survive stress conditions, while germ cells undergo massive apoptosis. In general, non-dividing highly differentiated cells tend to resist stress conditions for a longer time by favoring activation of pro-survival mechanisms and inhibition of cell death pathways...
April 3, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
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