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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667627/propofol-inhibits-hela-cells-by-impairing-autophagic-flux-via-amp-activated-protein-kinase-ampk-activation-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-regulated-by-calcium
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Xi Chen, Kai Li, Guoqing Zhao
BACKGROUND Propofol has antitumor effects against various cancers. However, the mechanism of action of propofol in HeLa human cervical cancer cells has not been elucidated. MATERIAL AND METHODS We treated HeLa human cervical cancer cells with different concentrations of propofol. Cell viability was evaluated with Cell Counting Kit-8 and apoptosis was analyzed by annexin V-fluorescein isothiocyanate and propidium iodide staining and flow cytometry. Autophagosome formation was evaluated based on microtubule-associated protein light chain (LC)3 conversion and light chain 3 puncta formation...
April 18, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667445/the-mechanism-of-lauric-acid-modified-protein-nanocapsules-escape-from-intercellular-trafficking-vesicles-and-its-implication-for-drug-delivery
#2
Lijuan Jiang, Xin Liang, Gan Liu, Yun Zhou, Xinyu Ye, Xiuli Chen, Qianwei Miao, Li Gao, Xudong Zhang, Lin Mei
Protein nanocapsules have exhibited promising potential applications in the field of protein drug delivery. A major issue with various promising nano-sized biotherapeutics including protein nanocapsules is that owing to their particle size they are subject to cellular uptake via endocytosis, and become entrapped and then degraded within endolysosomes, which can significantly impair their therapeutic efficacy. In addition, many nano-sized biotherapeutics could be also sequestered by autophagosomes and degraded through the autolysosomal pathway...
November 2018: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665429/autophagy-in-mammalian-neurodevelopment-and-implications-for-childhood-neurological-disorders
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REVIEW
Derek Marsh, Joanna M Dragich
Here we explore the neurodevelopmental aspects of macroautophagy (henceforth known as autophagy), the process by which cells remove and remodel their structure in a regulated and spatially restricted manner. Autophagy is a catabolic pathway in which cytosolic substances, such as protein complexes, lipids, and organelles, are engulfed by an autophagic vesicle. Degradation occurs once an autophagosome fuses with a lysosome, allowing the macromolecular cargo sequestered within the autophagic vesicle to be recycled...
April 14, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665004/thiostrepton-degrades-mutant-p53-by-eliciting-an-autophagic-response-in-sw480-cells
#4
Dhanya Kalathil, Manu Prasad, Maharrish Chelladurai, Samu John, Asha S Nair
Mutations in p53 gene are one of the hallmarks of tumor development. Specific targeting of mutant p53 protein has a promising role in cancer therapeutics. Our preliminary observation showed destabilization of mutant p53 protein in SW480, MiaPaCa and MDAMB231 cell lines upon thiostrepton treatment. In order to elucidate the mechanism of thiostrepton triggered mutant p53 degradation, we explored the impact of proteasome inhibition on activation of autophagy. Combined treatment of thiostrepton and cycloheximide/chloroquine prevented the degradation of mutant p53 protein, reinforcing autophagy as the means of mutant p53 destabilization...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658591/the-biological-role-of-autophagy-in-regulating-and-controlling-the-proliferation-of-liver-cancer-cells-induced-by-bufalin
#5
Xia Sheng, Pengfei Zhu, Jianmin Qin, Qi Li
Autophagy is an important mechanism which regulates the processes of cell growth and death. The biological role of autophagy in regulating and controlling the proliferation of liver cancer cells by bufalin remains unknown. In the present study we investigated the effect of bufalin on autophagy of liver cancer cells. The growth inhibition and autophagy of liver cancer cells were detected using acridine orange fluorescence staining, flow cytometry and transmission electron microscopy. Combined with autophagy inhibitors (3‑MA and CQ), CCK8 staining and western blot analysis were used to detect the effect of bufalin on the proliferation and autophagy‑related protein expression in HCC‑LM3 cells at the indicated time‑points...
April 12, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658588/autophagy-inhibition-potentiates-saha%C3%A2-mediated-apoptosis-in-glioblastoma-cells-by-accumulation-of-damaged-mitochondria
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Kovooru Lohitesh, Heena Saini, Abhilasha Srivastava, Sudeshna Mukherjee, Aniruddha Roy, Rajdeep Chowdhury
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), often referred to as a grade IV astrocytoma, is the most invasive type of tumor arising from glial cells. The main treatment options for GBM include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. However, these treatments tend to be only palliative rather than curative. Poor prognosis of GBM is due to its marked resistance to standard therapy. Currently, temozolomide (TMZ), an alkylating agent is used for treatment of GBM. However, GBM cells can repair TMZ‑induced DNA damage and therefore diminish the therapeutic efficacy of TMZ...
April 16, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658397/inflammation-coagulation-response-and-thrombotic-effects-induced-by-silica-nanoparticles-in-zebrafish-embryos
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Junchao Duan, Shuang Liang, Yang Yu, Yang Li, Lijing Wang, Zehao Wu, Yueyue Chen, Mark R Miller, Zhiwei Sun
Nowadays, nanotechnology environmental health and safety (nanoEHS) is gaining attention. We previously found that silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) could induce vascular endothelial damage. However, the subsequent toxicologic response to SiNPs-induced endothelial damage was still largely unknown. In this study, we explored the inflammation-coagulation response and thrombotic effects of SiNPs in endothelial cells and zebrafish embryos. For in vitro study, swollen mitochondria and autophagosome were observed in ultrastructural analysis...
April 14, 2018: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656892/cancer-germline-antigen-expression-discriminates-clinical-outcome-to-ctla-4-blockade
#8
Sachet A Shukla, Pavan Bachireddy, Bastian Schilling, Christina Galonska, Qian Zhan, Clyde Bango, Rupert Langer, Patrick C Lee, Daniel Gusenleitner, Derin B Keskin, Mehrtash Babadi, Arman Mohammad, Andreas Gnirke, Kendell Clement, Zachary J Cartun, Eliezer M Van Allen, Diana Miao, Ying Huang, Alexandra Snyder, Taha Merghoub, Jedd D Wolchok, Levi A Garraway, Alexander Meissner, Jeffrey S Weber, Nir Hacohen, Donna Neuberg, Patrick R Potts, George F Murphy, Christine G Lian, Dirk Schadendorf, F Stephen Hodi, Catherine J Wu
CTLA-4 immune checkpoint blockade is clinically effective in a subset of patients with metastatic melanoma. We identify a subcluster of MAGE-A cancer-germline antigens, located within a narrow 75 kb region of chromosome Xq28, that predicts resistance uniquely to blockade of CTLA-4, but not PD-1. We validate this gene expression signature in an independent anti-CTLA-4-treated cohort and show its specificity to the CTLA-4 pathway with two independent anti-PD-1-treated cohorts. Autophagy, a process critical for optimal anti-cancer immunity, has previously been shown to be suppressed by the MAGE-TRIM28 ubiquitin ligase in vitro...
April 6, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655686/physakengose-g-induces-apoptosis-via-egfr-mtor-signaling-and-inhibits-autophagic-flux-in-human-osteosarcoma-cells
#9
Hua Lin, Chao Zhang, Hao Zhang, Yuan-Zheng Xia, Chuan-Yang Zhang, Jie Luo, Lei Yang, Ling-Yi Kong
BACKGROUND: Physakengose G (PG) is a new compound first isolated from Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii, an anticarcinogenic traditional Chinese medicine. PG has shown promising anti-tumor effects, but its underlying mechanisms remain unknown. PURPOSE: To investigate the anti-cancer effects of PG on human osteosarcoma cells and the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Cell viability was measured by MTT assay. Apoptosis rates, mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, and acidic vesicular organelles (AVOs) formation were determined by flow cytometry...
March 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655680/panduratin-a-induces-protective-autophagy-in-melanoma-via-the-ampk-and-mtor-pathway
#10
Siew-Li Lai, Mohd Rais Mustafa, Pooi-Fong Wong
BACKGROUND: Targeting autophagy is emerging as a promising strategy in cancer therapeutics in recent years. Autophagy can be modulated to drive cancer cell deaths that are notoriously resistant to apoptotic-inducing drugs. In addition, autophagy has been implicated as a prosurvival mechanism in mediating cancer chemoresistance. Our previous study has demonstrated that Panduratin A (PA), a plant-derived active compound exploits ER-stress-mediated apoptosis as its cytotoxic mechanism on melanoma...
March 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652517/angiotensin-1-7-attenuated-cigarette-smoking-related-pulmonary-fibrosis-via-improving-the-impaired-autophagy-caused-by-nox4-dependent-ros
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Miaoxia Pan, Zemao Zheng, Yan Chen, Nana Sun, Bojun Zheng, Qianjie Yang, Yue Zhang, Xu Li, Ying Meng
Cigarette smoking is acknowledged as the major risk factor of pulmonary fibrosis. Angiotensin II (Ang II) has been reported to aggravate the smoking-induced lung fibrosis, whereas the effect of angiotensin-(1-7) (Ang-(1-7)) on smoking-related lung fibrosis remains unknown. The autophagy, being activated by reactive oxygen species (ROS), is identified as a novel mechanism of pulmonary fibrosis. However, whether autophagy involves in regulation of smoking-induced lung fibrosis still needs investigation. Here, we aim to investigate the effect of Ang-(1-7) on smoking-related lung fibrosis by the regulation of autophagy and ROS...
April 13, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651536/septin-localization-and-function-during-autophagy
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REVIEW
Gaurav Barve, Priyadarshini Sanyal, Ravi Manjithaya
Autophagy is a vital conserved recycling process where eukaryotic cells remove unwanted proteins and organelles via lysosomal degradation and in turn, generate nutrients for the cells. The special feature of autophagy process is the formation of double-membrane vesicles called autophagosomes that engulf cellular cargo and deliver them to the vacuole or lysosomes for degradation. Inspite of more than 40 AuTophaGy (ATG) proteins and several organelles as known membrane source, autophagosome biogenesis is not entirely understood...
April 12, 2018: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649664/autophagic-related-cell-death-of-trypanosoma-brucei-induced-by-bacteriocin-as-48
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Marta Martínez-García, Jean-Mathieu Bart, Jenny Campos-Salinas, Eva Valdivia, Manuel Martínez-Bueno, Elena González-Rey, Miguel Navarro, Mercedes Maqueda, Rubén Cebrián, José M Pérez-Victoria
The parasitic protozoan Trypanosoma brucei is the causative agent of human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) and nagana. Current drug therapies have limited efficacy, high toxicity and/or are continually hampered by the appearance of resistance. Antimicrobial peptides have recently attracted attention as potential parasiticidal compounds. Here, we explore circular bacteriocin AS-48's ability to kill clinically relevant bloodstream forms of T. brucei gambiense, T. brucei rhodesiense and T. brucei brucei...
March 12, 2018: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649662/autophagy-attenuates-copper-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction-by-regulating-oxidative-stress-in-chicken-hepatocytes
#14
Fan Yang, Jianzhao Liao, Ruonan Pei, Wenlan Yu, Qingyue Han, Ying Li, Jianying Guo, Lianmei Hu, Jiaqiang Pan, Zhaoxin Tang
Copper (Cu) is an essential trace element that is required for the catalysis of several cellular enzymes. Excessive Cu could induce hepatotoxicity in humans and multiple animals. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of autophagy machinery on Cu-induced hepatotoxicity. Chicken hepatocytes were cultured in medium in the absence and presence of Cu sulfate (CuSO4 ) (0, 10, 50, and 100 μM) for 0, 6, 12, and 24 h, and in the combination of CuSO4 and N-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC) (1 mM), rapamycin (10 nM), and 3-methyladenine (3-MA) (5 mM) for 24 h...
March 29, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642895/wnt3a-ligand-facilitates-autophagy-in-hippocampal-neurons-by-modulating-a-novel-gsk-3%C3%AE-ampk-axis
#15
Juvenal A Ríos, Juan A Godoy, Nibaldo C Inestrosa
BACKGROUND: In the adult central nervous system (CNS), Wnt signaling regulates dendritic structure and synaptic plasticity. The Wnt signaling pathway can be divided into the canonical (β-catenin-dependent) and non-canonical pathways. In the canonical pathway, the binding of canonical ligands such as Wnt3a to the Frizzled receptor induces inactivation of glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β), which stabilizes β-catenin and allows its translocation to the nucleus. However, to date, few studies have focused on β-catenin-independent Wnt signaling or explained the underlying mechanisms connecting Wnt signaling to cellular energy metabolism...
April 11, 2018: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630128/therapeutic-dosage-of-ozone-inhibits-autophagy-and-apoptosis-of-nerve-roots-in-a-chemically-induced-radiculoneuritis-rat-model
#16
M-Y Wu, C-Y Xing, J-N Wang, Y Li, X-W Lin, Z-J Fu
OBJECTIVE: Radiculoneuritis characterizes by the neurogenic pain along the back of patients. This study aims to investigate the therapeutic effects of ozone on radiculoneuritis and the associated mechanisms in rat models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A chemical radiculoneuritis rat model was successfully established. The rats were divided into 3 groups, including radiculoneuritis Model rats group (Model group, n=18), Ozone therapy group (n=18), and Normal control group (n=18)...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630095/pathogenicity-of-high-risk-hpv-infection-in-pseudocondyloma-of-vulvae-and-its-carcinogenicity-in-inducing-cervical-lesions
#17
P-F Song, J-Y Chen, Q He, J Wang, J Xu
OBJECTIVE: To identify high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in pseudocondyloma of vulvae (PV) and the causal relationship between high-risk HPV infection and cervical cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The patients were divided into condyloma acuminatum group, PV groups and PV high-risk HPV infection group according to the clinical data and morphological features. Condyloma acuminatum group and PV group were two control groups. The exfoliated cells were detected and typed by human HPV nucleic acid typing kit...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628370/the-er-contact-proteins-vapa-b-interact-with-multiple-autophagy-proteins-to-modulate-autophagosome-biogenesis
#18
Yan G Zhao, Nan Liu, Guangyan Miao, Yong Chen, Hongyu Zhao, Hong Zhang
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is the site of biogenesis of the isolation membrane (IM, autophagosome precursor) and forms extensive contacts with IMs during their expansion into double-membrane autophagosomes. Little is known about the molecular mechanism underlying the formation and/or maintenance of the ER/IM contact. The integral ER proteins VAPA and VAPB (VAPs) participate in establishing ER contacts with multiple membranes by interacting with different tethers. Here, we demonstrate that VAPs also modulate ER/IM contact formation...
March 31, 2018: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626091/the-ubiquitin-specific-protease-usp8-deubiquitinates-and-stabilizes-cx43
#19
Jian Sun, Qianwen Hu, Hong Peng, Cheng Peng, Liheng Zhou, Jinsong Lu, Chuanxin Huang
Connexin 43 (Cx43, also known as GJA1), is the most ubiquitously expressed connexin isoform in mammalian tissues. It forms intercellular gap junction (GJ) channels, enabling adjacent cells to communicate both electrically and metabolically. Cx43 is a short-lived protein which can be quickly degraded by the ubiquitin-dependent proteasomal, endolysosomal and autophagosomal pathways. Here, we report that the ubiquitin-specific peptidase 8 (USP8) interacts with and deubiquitinates Cx43. USP8 reduces both multiple monoubiquitination and polyubiquitination of Cx43 to prevent autophagy-mediated degradation...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623031/tar-dna-binding-protein-43-loss-of-function-induced-by-phosphorylation-at-s409-410-blocks-autophagic-flux-and-participates-in-secondary-brain-injury-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#20
Liang Sun, Kai Zhang, Weiwei Zhai, Haiying Li, Haitao Shen, Zhengquan Yu, Gang Chen
This study aimed to determine the role of TAR DNA binding protein-43 (TDP-43) in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)-induced secondary brain injury (SBI) and its underlying mechanisms. After ICH, expression of TDP-43 in the nucleus was significantly decreased, and its expression in the cytoplasm increased both in vivo and in vitro , which indicates that TDP-43 translocates from the nucleus to the cytoplasm during SBI after ICH. In addition, mutations at S409/410 of TDP-43 could inhibit its phosphorylation, attenuate nuclear loss, and abolish the increase in neuronal apoptosis in the subcortex...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
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