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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343311/mechanistic-insight-of-platelet-apoptosis-leading-to-non-surgical-bleeding-among-heart-failure-patients-supported-by-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Nandan K Mondal, Tielou Li, Zengsheng Chen, Hegang H Chen, Erik N Sorensen, Si M Pham, Michael A Sobieski, Steven C Koenig, Mark S Slaughter, Bartley P Griffith, Zhongjun J Wu
Non-surgical bleeding (NSB) is the most common clinical complication in heart failure (HF) patients supported by continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs). In this study, oxidative stress and alteration of signal pathways leading to platelet apoptosis were investigated. Thirty-one HF patients supported by CF-LVADs were divided into bleeder (n = 12) and non-bleeder (n = 19) groups. Multiple blood samples were collected at pre-implant (baseline) and weekly up to 1-month post-implant. A single blood sample was collected from healthy subjects (reference)...
March 25, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342971/a-novel-dual-glp-1-gip-receptor-agonist-alleviates-cognitive-decline-by-re-sensitizing-insulin-signaling-in-the-alzheimer-icv-stz-rat-model
#2
Lijuan Shi, Zhihua Zhang, Lin Li, Christian Hölscher
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, accompanied by memory loss and cognitive impairments, and there is no effective treatment for it at present. Since type 2 diabetes (T2DM) has been identified as a risk factor for AD, the incretins glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) and glucose dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP), promising antidiabetic agents for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, have been tested in models of neurodegenerative disease including AD and achieved good results...
March 22, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337827/prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE-induced-luteolysis-involves-activation-of-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3-and-inhibition-of-akt-signaling-in-cattle
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Monique Tomazele Rovani, Gustavo Freitas Ilha, Bernardo Garziera Gasperin, Jandui Nóbrega, Dayananda Siddappa, Werner Glanzner, Alfredo Quites Antoniazzi, Vilceu Bordignon, Raj Duggavathi, Paulo Bayard Dias Gonçalves
Prostaglandin F2α (PGF) induces the precipitous loss of steroidogenic capabilities and cellular death in the corpus luteum of many species, yet the molecular mechanisms underlying this event are not completely understood. Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) was activated in granulosa cells during follicle atresia, whereas AKT is immediately downregulated in the corpus luteum after PGF treatment in cattle; however, their involvement in both functional and morphological luteolysis in monovular species still need to be determined...
March 24, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337703/umi-77-primes-glioma-cells-for-trail-induced-apoptosis-by-unsequestering-bim-and-bak-from-mcl-1
#4
Ji-Wei Liu, Zhi-Chuan Zhu, Kui Li, Hong-Tao Wang, Zhi-Qi Xiong, Jing Zheng
Malignant glioma is the most common and aggressive form of brain tumor with poor prognosis of survival. Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is a promising anticancer agent but is insufficient of inducing apoptosis in some types of gliomas. In this study, we showed that the small-molecule Mcl-1 inhibitor UMI-77 sensitized glioma cells to TRAIL treatment, as evidenced by cell viability assay, Annexin V staining and JC-1 staining. Combination of UMI-77 and TRAIL in glioma cells led to the activation of caspase-8 and Bid, cleavage of caspase-3 and poly-ADP ribose polymerase (PARP), accumulation of tBid in the mitochondria and release of cytochrome c into the cytosol...
March 23, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336971/targeting-to-the-non-genomic-activity-of-retinoic-acid-receptor-gamma-by-acacetin-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#5
Wenjun Zeng, Chunyun Zhang, Hongwei Cheng, Yun-Long Wu, Jie Liu, Zekun Chen, Jian-Gang Huang, Russell Erick Ericksen, Liqun Chen, Haiping Zhang, Alice Sze Tsai Wong, Xiao-Kun Zhang, Weiping Han, Jin-Zhang Zeng
We recently demonstrated that retinoic acid receptor-γ (RARγ) is overexpressed and acts as a tumor promoter in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The oncogenic activity of RARγ is mainly attributed to its physiological interaction with p85α regulatory subunit of PI3K leading to constitutive activation of AKT. Here we report RARγ as a negative regulator of p53 signaling and thus extend the oncogenic potential of RARγ to a new role in controlling the balance between AKT and p53. A natural flavonoid acacetin is then identified to be capable of modulating RARγ-dependent AKT-p53 network...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336431/calcium-sensing-receptor-antagonist-nps2390-attenuates-neuronal-apoptosis-though-intrinsic-pathway-following-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rats
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Zhaoliang Xue, Zhengfei Song, Yingfeng Wan, Kun Wang, Lianjie Mo, Yirong Wang
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) initiates a complex cascade of neurochemical and signaling changes that leads to neuronal apoptosis, which contributes to poor outcomes for patients with TBI. Previous study indicates that calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) activation contributes to neuron death in focal cerebral ischemia-reperfusion mice, however, its role in neuronal apoptosis after TBI is not well-established. Using a controlled cortical impact model in rats, the present study was designed to determine the effect of CaSR inhibitor NPS2390 upon neuronal apoptosis after TBI...
March 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336261/methane-rescues-retinal-ganglion-cells-and-limits-retinal-mitochondrial-dysfunction-following-optic-nerve-crush
#7
Ruobing Wang, Qinglei Sun, Fangzhou Xia, Zeli Chen, Jiangchun Wu, Yuelu Zhang, Jiajun Xu, Lin Liu
Secondary degeneration is a common event in traumatic central nervous system disorders, which involves neuronal apoptosis and mitochondrial dysfunction. Exogenous methane exerts the therapeutic effects in many organ injury. Our study aims to investigate the potential neuroprotection of methane in a rat model of optic nerve crush (ONC). Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to ONC and administrated intraperitoneally with methane-saturated or normal saline (10 ml/kg) once per day for one week after ONC...
March 20, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334048/hepatoprotective-effect-of-sitagliptin-against-methotrexate-induced-liver-toxicity
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Hany M Abo-Haded, Mohamed A Elkablawy, Zeyad Al-Johani, Osama Al-Ahmadi, Dina S El-Agamy
Sitagliptin is selective dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP4-I), used clinically as a new oral anti-diabetic agent. This study explored the underlying mechanisms of the hepatoprotective role of sitagliptin pretreatment against methotrexate (MTX) induced hepatotoxicity in mice. Forty mice were divided into four groups (10 mice each); control, MTX, and two sitagliptin groups (pretreated with sitagliptin 10 and 20 mg/kg/day, respectively) for five consecutive days prior to MTX injection. Results showed that MTX induced marked hepatic injury in the form of cloudy swelling, hydropic degeneration, apoptosis and focal necrosis in all hepatic zones...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332584/akt-targeting-as-a-strategy-to-boost-chemotherapy-efficacy-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-through-metabolism-suppression
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Marion Le Grand, Raphael Berges, Eddy Pasquier, Marie-Pierre Montero, Laurence Borge, Alice Carrier, Sophie Vasseur, Veronique Bourgarel, Duje Buric, Nicolas André, Diane Braguer, Manon Carré
Metabolic reprogramming is a hallmark of cancer development, mediated by genetic and epigenetic alterations that may be pharmacologically targeted. Among oncogenes, the kinase Akt is commonly overexpressed in tumors and favors glycolysis, providing a rationale for using Akt inhibitors. Here, we addressed the question of whether and how inhibiting Akt activity could improve therapy of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that represents more than 80% of all lung cancer cases. First, we demonstrated that Akt inhibitors interacted synergistically with Microtubule-Targeting Agents (MTAs) and specifically in cancer cell lines, including those resistant to chemotherapy agents and anti-EGFR targeted therapies...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332162/isolation-of-taxol-producing-endophytic-fungi-from-iranian-yew-through-novel-molecular-approach-and-their-effects-on-human-breast-cancer-cell-line
#10
Abdollah Kasaei, Mohsen Mobini-Dehkordi, Foruzandeh Mahjoubi, Behnaz Saffar
Taxol or paclitaxel, an approved drug by the Food and Drug Administration, is being used for the treatment of human cancers. This study aimed to isolate and determine different species of native endophytic fungi from Iranian Taxus baccata (yew) plants located in the northern forests of Iran. To do so, a novel molecular screening approach was performed for 50 isolated endophytic fungi through amplification of exon No. 1 of taxadine synthase as a key gene in taxol production pathway. We used effective colony-polymerase chain reaction technique for rapid screening of potent taxol-producing fungi instead of genomic DNA extraction...
March 23, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330470/involvement-of-apoptotic-pathways-in-docosahexaenoic-acid-induced-benefit-in-prostate-cancer-pathway-focused-gene-expression-analysis-using-rt-2-profile-pcr-array-system
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Yanan Sun, Xiaopeng Jia, Lianguo Hou, Xing Liu, Qiang Gao
BACKGROUND: Present study aimed to better understand the potential apoptotic pathways that involved in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-induced apoptosis of prostate cancer cells. METHODS: Human prostate cancer DU145 cells were treated with different concentrations of fish oil, omega-3 PUFA (DHA, and Eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA), or omega-6 PUFA (Arachidonic acid, AA). Cell viability and apoptosis were evaluated by MTT assay and Hoechst staining. Pathway-focused gene expression profiling of DU145 cells was analyzed with the RT(2) Profile PCR Array System...
March 23, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330284/in-vitro-evaluation-of-anti-proliferative-anti-inflammatory-and-pro-apoptotic-activities-of-the-methanolic-extracts-of-andrographis-nallamalayana-ellis-on-a375-and-b16f10-melanoma-cell-lines
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Guroji Purushotham, Yerukala Padma, Yusuf Nabiha, R R Venkata Raju
Natural plant products have been widely used in controlling cancer with fewer or no side effects and the use of plant extracts as complementary to synthetic medicine is gaining increased popularity. Members of Andrographis plants possess important medicinal properties. In the present study, anti-cancerous properties of Andrographis nallamalayana (AN) were tested on A375 and B16F10 skin melanoma cancer cell lines. The leaf extracts of AN significantly reduced the cell viability and cell survival of skin cancer cell lines, achieved by MTT assay and clonogenic assays, respectively...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329421/naproxen-inhibits-uvb-induced-basal-cell-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-development-in-ptch1-skh-1-hairless-mice
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Sandeep C Chaudhary, Mohammad Waseem, Mehtab Rana, Hui Xu, Levy Kopelovich, Craig A Elmets, Mohammad Athar
Naproxen possesses anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic effects besides its known anti-inflammatory functions. Here, we demonstrate the anti-cancer effects of naproxen against UVB-induced BCCs and SCCs in a highly susceptible murine model of UVB carcinogenesis. Naproxen significantly inhibited UVB-induced BCCs and SCCs in this model. Tumor number and volume were significantly decreased (p<0.005 and p<0.05, respectively). Inhibition in UVB-induced SCCs and BCCs was 77% and 86%, respectively, which was associated with reduced PCNA and cyclin D1 and increased apoptosis...
March 22, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327179/pterostilbene-prevents-akt-erk-axis-mediated-polymerization-of-surface-fibronectin-on-suspended-lung-cancer-cells-independently-of-apoptosis-and-suppresses-metastasis
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Ying-Jan Wang, Jing-Fang Lin, Li-Hsin Cheng, Wen-Tsan Chang, Ying-Hsien Kao, Ming-Min Chang, Bour-Jr Wang, Hung-Chi Cheng
BACKGROUND: Polymeric fibronectin (polyFN) assembled on suspended breast cancer cells is required for metastasis. Conceivably, drugs that target such polyFN may fight against cancer metastasis. While stilbene analogs trigger pro-apoptotic effect on attached cancer cells, whether they prevent polyFN assembly and metastasis of suspended cancer cells via an apoptosis-independent manner remains unexplored. METHODS: We depleted suspended Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) cells of polyFN by silencing the endogenous FN expression or pterostilbene (PS) to examine whether metastasis of lung cancer cells could thus be suppressed...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326661/role-of-single-disulfide-linkages-in-the-folding-and-activity-of-scyllatoxin-based-bh3-domain-mimetics
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Danushka Arachchige, M Margaret Harris, Zachary Coon, Jacob Carlsen, Justin M Holub
Anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins are implicated in pathogenic cell survival and have attracted considerable interest as therapeutic targets. We recently developed a class of synthetic peptide based on scyllatoxin (ScTx) designed to mimic the helical BH3 interaction domain of the pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 protein Bax. In this communication, the contribution of single disulfides in the folding and function of ScTx-Bax peptides was investigated. We synthesized five ScTx-Bax variants, each presenting a different combination of native disulfide linkage and evaluated their ability to directly bind Bcl-2 in vitro...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324237/cyclosporine-a-induces-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-influences-pro-apoptotic-factors-in-human-gingival-fibroblasts
#16
Suresh Ranga Rao, Shiyamali Sundararajan, Rajasekaran Subbarayan, Dinesh Murugan Girija
Cyclosporine-A (CsA) induces gingival overgrowth. Cyclosporine's anti-apoptotic activity in human gingival fibroblast is due to desensitization of mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP) and augmentation of anti-apoptotic, Bcl2. Alternative mechanisms of apoptosis exist involving enzymes like calcium-dependent Calpain and signaling events related to apoptosis, like Glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) and protein kinase A (PKA). Cyclosporine-A in renal tubular cells induces endoplasmic reticulum stress (ER stress) which has not been explored in gingival overgrowth...
March 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323924/guanabenz-sensitizes-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-to-lipotoxic-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-apoptosis
#17
Baroj Abdulkarim, Miriam Hernangomez, Mariana Igoillo Esteve, Daniel A Cunha, Lorella Marselli, Piero Marchetti, Laurence Ladriere, Miriam Cnop
Deficient as well as excessive/prolonged endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress signaling can lead to pancreatic β cell failure and the development of diabetes. Saturated free fatty acids (FFAs) such as palmitate induce lipotoxic ER stress in pancreatic β cells. One of the main ER stress response pathways is under the control of the protein kinase R-like endoplasmic reticulum kinase (PERK), leading to phosphorylation of the eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 (eIF2α). The antihypertensive drug guanabenz has been shown to inhibit eIF2α dephosphorylation and protect cells from ER stress...
March 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322752/neuroprotector-effect-of-stem-cells-from-human-exfoliated-deciduous-teeth-transplanted-after-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-involves-inhibition-of-early-neuronal-apoptosis
#18
Fabrício do Couto Nicola, Marília Rossato Marques, Felipe Odorcyk, Danusa Mar Arcego, Letícia Petenuzzo, Dirceu Aristimunha, Adriana Vizuete, Eduardo Farias Sanches, Daniela Pavulack Pereira, Natasha Maurmann, Carla Dalmaz, Patricia Pranke, Carlos A Netto
Stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED) transplants have been investigated as a possible treatment strategy for spinal cord injuries (SCI) due to their potential for promoting functional recovery. The aim of present study was to investigate the effects of SHED on neuronal death after an experimental model of SCI. METHODS: Wistar rats were spinalized using NYU impactor®. Animals were randomly distributed into 4 groups: Control (Naive) or Surgical control, Sham (laminectomy with no SCI); SCI (laminectomy followed by SCI, treated with vehicle); SHED (SCI treated with intraspinal transplantation of 3×10(5) SHED, 1 h after SCI)...
March 16, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318770/expression-of-cathepsin-s-in-bcg-converts-it-into-a-pro-apoptotic-and-highly-immunogenic-strain
#19
Alice Lau, Vijender Singh, Hafid Soualhine, Zakaria Hmama
BACKGROUND: BCG vaccine, introduced almost 100years ago, is the only option to prevent TB disease. It effectively protects newborns from meningeal TB but fails to prevent adult pulmonary TB. TB kills 1.3million people annually in areas where BCG vaccination is widely practiced. Thus, more effective TB vaccines are urgently needed. Others and we have shown that BCG mimics features of virulent M. tuberculosis, in particular attenuation of essential macrophage functions such as phagosome maturation and antigen presentation...
March 16, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317253/correlation-between-the-potency-of-flavonoids-for-cytochrome-c-reduction-and-inhibition-of-cardiolipin-induced-peroxidase-activity
#20
Ricardo Lagoa, Alejandro K Samhan-Arias, Carlos Gutierrez-Merino
There are large differences between flavonoids to protect against apoptosis, a process in which cytochrome c (Cyt c) plays a key role. In this work, we show that 7 of 13 flavonoids studied have a capacity to reduce Cyt c similar or higher than ascorbate, the flavonols quercetin, kaempferol and myricetin, flavanol epigallocatechin-gallate, anthocyanidins cyanidin and malvidin, and the flavone luteolin. In contrast, the kaempferol 3(O)- and 3,4'(O)-methylated forms, the flavanone naringenin, and also apigenin and chrysin, had a negligible reducing capacity...
March 20, 2017: BioFactors
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