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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224011/glp-1-and-ghrelin-attenuate-high-glucose-high-lipid-induced-apoptosis-and-senescence-of-human-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Pengzhi Liao, Dan Yang, Duan Liu, Yuehong Zheng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: GLP-1 and ghrelin are common appetite-regulating hormones. Both have multiple functions beyond metabolic regulation. However, the effects of GLP-1 and ghrelin on endothelial biology are not fully understood. Here, we investigate the roles of GLP-1 and ghrelin in microvascular endothelial apoptosis and senescence. METHODS: Human microvascular endothelial cells (HMECs) were exposed to high glucose/high lipid (HG/HL) conditions and treated with GLP-1 or ghrelin...
December 7, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223588/-9-o-%C3%AE-l-rhamnopyranosyl-lyoniresinol-from-lespedeza-cuneata-suppresses-ovarian-cancer-cell-proliferation-through-induction-of-apoptosis
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Jiwon Baek, Dahae Lee, Tae Kyoung Lee, Ji Hoon Song, Ju Sung Lee, Seong Lee, Sang-Woo Yoo, Ki Sung Kang, Eunjung Moon, Sanghyun Lee, Ki Hyun Kim
Lespedeza cuneata (Dum. Cours.) G. Don. (Fabaceae), known as Chinese bushclover or sericea lespedeza, has been used in traditional medicine to treat diabetes, hematuria, and insomnia, and it has been reported that bioactive compounds from L. cuneata possess various pharmacological properties. However, there has been no study to determine the active compounds from L. cuneata with potential activity against ovarian cancer. This study aimed to isolate cytotoxic compounds from L. cuneata and identify the molecular mechanisms underlying the apoptosis pathway in ovarian cancer cells...
November 28, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220397/desethylamiodarone-a-metabolite-of-amiodarone-induces-apoptosis-on-t24-human-bladder-cancer-cells-via-multiple-pathways
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Zita Bognar, Katalin Fekete, Csenge Antus, Eniko Hocsak, Rita Bognar, Antal Tapodi, Arpad Boronkai, Nelli Farkas, Ferenc Gallyas, Balazs Sumegi, Arpad Szanto
Bladder cancer (BC) is a common malignancy of the urinary tract that has a higher frequency in men than in women. Cytostatic resistance and metastasis formation are significant risk factors in BC therapy; therefore, there is great interest in overcoming drug resistance and in initiating research for novel chemotherapeutic approaches. Here, we suggest that desethylamiodarone (DEA)-a metabolite of amiodarone-may have cytostatic potential. DEA activates the collapse of mitochondrial membrane potential (detected by JC-1 fluorescence), and induces cell death in T24 human transitional-cell bladder carcinoma cell line at physiologically achievable concentrations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218106/extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-effectively-protects-brain-against-chronic-cerebral-hypo-perfusion-induced-neuropathological-changes
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Han-Tan Chai, Kuan-Hung Chen, Christopher Glenn Wallace, Chih-Hung Chen, Pei-Hsun Sung, Yung-Lung Chen, Chun-Man Yuen, Pei-Lin Shao, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Ching-Jen Wang, Mel S Lee, Hon-Kan Yip, Sheung-Fat Ko
This study tested the hypothesis that extracorporeal shock wave (ECSW) therapy could protect mouse brain from chronic cerebral hypoperfusion (CHP)-induced neuropathological changes in a bilateral carotid arterial stenosis (CAS) model. Adult-male C57BL/6 (B6) mice (n=36) were randomized into group 1 (sham-control), group 2 (CHP) and group 3 [CHP+ECSW (100 impulses at 0.15 mJ/mm2) on day 5, 10 and 15 after CHP induction]. By day 60 after CHP induction, the white matter lesion, protein expressions of inflammatory (TNF-α/NF-κB/iNOS), oxidative-stress (NOX-1/NOX-2/NOX-4/nitrotyrosine), angiogenesis (eNOS/CD31), apoptotic (Bax/caspase-3/PARP), fibrotic (Smad3/TGF-ß) and mitochondrial-damaged (cytosolic cytochrome-C) biomarkers were significantly higher in group 2 than in groups 1 and 3, and significantly higher in group 3 than in group 1, whereas the protein expressions of anti-apoptotic (Bcl-2), anti-fibrotic (BMP-2/Smad1/5), and mitochondrial-integrity (mitochondrial cytochrome-C) biomarkers showed an opposite pattern to inflammation among the three groups (all P<0...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216878/adaptive-phenotype-drives-resistance-to-androgen-deprivation-therapy-in-prostate-cancer
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Nicoletta Ferrari, Ilaria Granata, Matteo Capaia, Marina Piccirillo, Mario Rosario Guarracino, Roberta Venè, Antonella Brizzolara, Andrea Petretto, Elvira Inglese, Martina Morini, Simonetta Astigiano, Adriana Agnese Amaro, Francesco Boccardo, Cecilia Balbi, Paola Barboro
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa), the second most common cancer affecting men worldwide, shows a broad spectrum of biological and clinical behaviour representing the epiphenomenon of an extreme heterogeneity. Androgen deprivation therapy is the mainstay of treatment for advanced forms but after few years the majority of patients progress to castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), a lethal form that poses considerable therapeutic challenges. METHODS: Western blotting, immunocytochemistry, invasion and reporter assays, and in vivo studies were performed to characterize androgen resistant sublines phenotype in comparison to the parental cell line LNCaP...
December 8, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214600/apoptosis-induction-by-alantolactone-in-breast-cancer-mda-mb-231-cells-through-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-mitochondrion-dependent-pathway
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Li Cui, Weiquan Bu, Jie Song, Liang Feng, Tingting Xu, Dan Liu, Wenbo Ding, Jianhua Wang, Changyang Li, Binge Ma, Yi Luo, Ziyu Jiang, Chengcheng Wang, Juan Chen, Jian Hou, Hongmei Yan, Lei Yang, Xiaobin Jia
Alantolactone is a sesquiterpene lactone isolated from Inula helenium L. Although alantolactone possesses anti-inflammation and apoptosis-induction activities, the underlying mechanism of anti-cancer effect on human breast cancer cells remains largely unknown. In this study, we explored the possibility of alantolactone as an apoptosis-inducing cytotoxic agent using MDA-MB-231 cells as in vitro model. Alantolactone significantly induced its apoptosis, demonstrated by cell cycle analysis, annexin V-APC/7-AAD double staining and dUTP nick end labeling...
December 6, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212245/rbr-type-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-rnf144a-targets-parp1-for-ubiquitin-dependent-degradation-and-regulates-parp-inhibitor-sensitivity-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Ye Zhang, Xiao-Hong Liao, Hong-Yan Xie, Zhi-Min Shao, Da-Qiang Li
Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP1), a critical DNA repair protein, is frequently upregulated in breast tumors with a key role in breast cancer progression. Consequently, PARP inhibitors have emerged as promising therapeutics for breast cancers with DNA repair deficiencies. However, relatively little is known about the regulatory mechanism of PARP1 expression and the determinants of PARP inhibitor sensitivity in breast cancer cells. Here, we report that ring finger protein 144A (RNF144A), a RING-between-RING (RBR)-type E3 ubiquitin ligase with an unexplored functional role in human cancers, interacts with PARP1 through its carboxy-terminal region containing the transmembrane domain, and targets PARP1 for ubiquitination and subsequent proteasomal degradation...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212205/jnk-inhibitor-alleviates-apoptosis-of-fetal-neural-stem-cells-induced-by-emulsified-isoflurane
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Lei Zhou, Zeyong Yang, Xianfu Lu, Xingxing Li, Xiaohu An, Jing Chai, Qiling Yang, Shikai Yan, Yuanhai Li
Isoflurane can provide both neuroprotection and neurotoxicity in various culture models and in rodent developing brains. Emulsified Isoflurane (EI) is an emulsion formulation of isoflurane, while its underlying molecular mechanism of developemental nerve toxicity largely remains unclear. We hypothesized that EI induced fetal neural stem cells (FNSCs) apoptosis, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) activation. FNSCs were isolated from the cortex of SD rats during 14 days of gestation...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208506/new-iridoids-from-verbascum-nobile-and-their-effect-on-lectin-induced-t-cell-activation-and-proliferation
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Petya Dimitrova, Kalina Alipieva, Tsvetinka Grozdanova, Svetlana Simova, Vassya Bankova, Milen I Georgiev, Milena P Popova
The Verbascum species are widely used traditional herb remedies against respiratory, inflammatory conditions and disorders. In the present study methanol extract of the aerial parts of the endemic Verbascum nobile Velen, was investigated and two novel iridoid glycosides 1 and 2, together with nine known constituents: iridoids, phenylethanoids, and saponins characteristic of Verbascum genus were identified. Further, the biological activity of the extract and selected isolated compounds on concanavalin (Con A)-induced T cell proliferation and activation of human Jurkat T cell line and splenic murine CD3 T cells was evaluated...
December 2, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207638/jolkinolide-b-induces-apoptosis-of-colorectal-carcinoma-through-ros-er-stress-ca2-mitochondria-dependent-pathway
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Jing Zhang, Yang Wang, Ye Zhou, Qing-Yu He
Colorectal carcinoma (CRC) remains one of the leading causes of death in cancer-related diseases. In this study, we aimed to investigate the anticancer effect of Jolkinolide B (JB), a bioactive diterpenoid component isolated from the dried roots of Euphorbia fischeriana Steud, on CRC cells and its underlying mechanisms. We found that JB suppressed the cell viability and colony formation of CRC cells, HT29 and SW620. Annexin V/PI assay revealed that JB induced apoptosis in CRC cells, which was further confirmed by the increased expression of cleaved-caspase3 and cleaved-PARP...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207595/cdk1-promotes-nascent-dna-synthesis-and-induces-resistance-of-cancer-cells-to-dna-damaging-therapeutic-agents
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Hongwei Liao, Fang Ji, Xinwei Geng, Meichun Xing, Wen Li, Zhihua Chen, Huahao Shen, Songmin Ying
Cyclin dependent kinase 1 (CDK1) is essential for cell viability and plays a vital role in many biological events including cell cycle control, DNA damage repair, and checkpoint activation. Here, we identify an unanticipated role for CDK1 in promoting nascent DNA synthesis during S-phase. We report that a short duration of CDK1 inhibition, which does not perturb cell cycle progression, triggers a replication-associated DNA damage response (DDR). This DDR is associated with a disruption of replication fork progression and leads to genome instability...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205518/therapeutic-and-prognostic-significance-of-parp-1-in-advanced-mycosis-fungoides-and-sezary-syndrome
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David Lemchak, Swati Banerjee, Shaunak S Digambar, Brian L Hood, Thomas P Conrads, Jaroslav Jedrych, Larisa Geskin, Oleg E Akilov
While mycosis fungoides (MF) is typically an indolent malignancy, it may infrequently undertake an aggressive course. We used proteomic analyses to identify a biomarker of the aggressive course of MF. Results of this investigation demonstrated that PARP-1, heat shock protein family A (Hsp70) member 1 like (HSAP1L), Hsp70 member 1A (HSPA1A), ATP-depending RNA-helicase (DDX17), and the α isoform of lamina-associated polypeptide 2 (TMPO) had higher expression in aggressive disease versus non-aggressive. Moreover, PARP-1 was overexpressed in patients with early stage of MF who developed later an aggressive disease...
December 5, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200736/induction-of-apoptosis-by-tithonia-diversifolia-in-human-hepatoma-cells
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Min-Ren Lu, Huey-Lan Huang, Wen-Fei Chiou, Ray-Ling Huang
Background: Traditional Chinese herb Tithonia diversifolia, belonging to the Compositae family, has long been applied for the treatment of liver diseases. In recent years, many reports also indicated that it possesses hepato-protective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer activities. Objective: In this study, we evaluated whether T. diversifolia is an effective therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Materials and Methods: Dry leaves of T...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199015/contemporary-prognostic-indicators-for-prostate-cancer-incorporating-international-society-of-urological-pathology-recommendations
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Lars Egevad, Brett Delahunt, Glen Kristiansen, Hemamali Samaratunga, Murali Varma
Prognostic assessment is a key element in the management of patients with prostate cancer as it informs both treatment, follow-up and outcome prediction. Tumour grade should be based upon the novel and evidence-based recommendations of the International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP) Consensus Conference of 2014, with ISUP grades 1-5 being derived from 2005 ISUP modified Gleason grading, i.e., ISUP grade 1 (3 + 3 = 6), grade 2 (3 + 4 = 7), grade 3 (4 + 3 = 7), grade 4 (3 + 5 = 8, 5 + 3 = 8, 4 + 4 = 8), and grade 5 (4 + 5 = 9 5 + 4 = 9, 5 + 5 = 10)...
November 30, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197639/a-promising-natural-product-pristimerin-results-in-cytotoxicity-against-breast-cancer-stem-cells-in-vitro-and-xenografts-in-vivo-through-apoptosis-and-an-incomplete-autopaghy-in-breast-cancer
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Buse Cevatemre, Merve Erkısa, Nazlihan Aztopal, Didem Karakas, Pınar Alper, Chrisiida Tsimplouli, Evangelia Sereti, Konstantinos Dimas, Elif I Ikitimur Armutak, Ebru Gurel Gurevin, Ayca Uvez, Mattia Mori, Simone Berardozzi, Cinzia Ingallina, Ilaria D'Acquarica, Bruno Botta, Bulent Ozpolat, Engin Ulukaya
Several natural products have been suggested as effective agents for the treatment of cancer. Given the important role of CSCs (Cancer Stem Cells) in cancer, which is a trendy hypothesis, it is worth investigating the effects of pristimerin on CSCs as well as on the other malignant cells (MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231) of breast cancer. The anti-growth activity of pristimerin against MCF-7 and MCF-7s (cancer stem cell enriched population) cells was investigated by real time viability monitorization (xCELLigence System®) and ATP assay, respectively...
December 1, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193605/dihydroxyacetone-induces-g2-m-arrest-and-apoptotic-cell-death-in-a375p-melanoma-cells
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Kelly R Smith, Molley Granberry, Marcus C B Tan, Casey L Daniel, Natalie R Gassman
The active ingredient in sunless tanning products (STPs) is a simple sugar, dihydroxyacetone (DHA). Several studies have demonstrated that DHA is absorbed within the viable layers of skin and not fully contained within the stratum corneum. Additionally, spray tanning and other aerosolized application methods have increased the risk of internal exposure through mucous membranes and inhalation. Beyond its presence in STPs, DHA also occurs as an endogenous by-product of fructose metabolism, and an excess of DHA in cells can induce advanced glycation end (AGE) products and oxidative stress...
November 29, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192322/%C3%AF-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-induce-cell-death-through-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-glioblastoma-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Soyeon Kim, Kaipeng Jing, Soyeon Shin, Soyeon Jeong, Seung-Hyeon Han, Heyrim Oh, Yoon-Seon Yoo, Jeongsu Han, Young-Joo Jeon, Jun-Young Heo, Gi-Ryang Kweon, Seung-Kiel Park, Jong-Il Park, Tong Wu, Kyu Lim
Among brain tumors, glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive type and is associated with the lowest patient survival rate. Numerous lines of evidence have established that omega-3-polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω3-PUFAs) have potential for the prevention and therapy of several types of cancers. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an ω3-PUFA, was reported to inhibit growth and induce apoptotic and autophagic cell death in several cancer cell lines; however, its effects on GBM cells are still unknown. in the present study, we examined the cytotoxic effect of DHA on the GBM cell lines, D54MG, U87MG, U251MG and GL261...
January 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189915/targeting-brca1-2-deficient-ovarian-cancer-with-cndac-based-drug-combinations
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Xiaojun Liu, Yingjun Jiang, Billie Nowak, Bethany Qiang, Nancy Cheng, Yuling Chen, William Plunkett
PURPOSE: The mechanism of action of CNDAC (2'-C-cyano-2'-deoxy-1-β-D-arabino-pentofuranosyl-cytosine) is unique among deoxycytidine analogs because upon incorporation into DNA it causes a single strand break which is converted to a double strand break after DNA replication. This lesion requires homologous recombination (HR) for repair. CNDAC, as the parent nucleoside, DFP10917, and as an oral prodrug, sapacitabine, are undergoing clinical trials for hematological malignancies and solid tumors...
November 30, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188305/synergistic-cytotoxicity-of-a-prostate-cancer-specific-immunotoxin-in-combination-with-the-bh3-mimetic-abt-737
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Theresa Noll, Susanne Schultze-Seemann, Irina Kuckuck, Marta Michalska, Philipp Wolf
In many tumors, including prostate cancer, anti-apoptotic members of the Bcl-2 family are overexpressed and cause cell death resistance, which is a typical hallmark of cancer. Different therapeutic approaches, therefore, aim to restore the death mechanisms for enhanced apoptosis. Our recombinant immunotoxin D7(VL-VH)-PE40 is composed of the scFv D7(VL-VH) against the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) on the surface of prostate cancer cells and of the cytotoxic domain of the bacterial toxin Pseudomonas Exotoxin A (PE40)...
November 29, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187880/the-parp-1-inhibitor-olaparib-suppresses-brca1-protein-levels-increases-apoptosis-and-causes-radiation-hypersensitivity-in-brca1-lymphoblastoid-cells
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Emma C Bourton, Pia-Amata Ahorner, Piers N Plowman, Sheba Adam Zahir, Hussein Al-Ali, Christopher N Parris
The use of polyADPribose polymerase inhibitors in cancer treatment provides a unique opportunity to target DNA repair processes in cancer cells while leaving normal tissue intact. The PARP-1 enzyme repairs DNA single strand breaks (SSB). Therefore PARP-1 inhibition in BRCA1 negative cancers results in the formation of cytotoxic DNA double strand breaks (DSB) causing synthetic lethality. The use of PARP1 inhibitors is gaining momentum in the treatment of a variety of tumours with BRCA1 involvement including breast, ovarian, pancreatic and prostate cancer...
2017: Journal of Cancer
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