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autophagy and IR and cancer

Hwai-Jeng Lin, Hsin-Ho Liu, Chia-Der Lin, Min-Chuan Kao, Yu-An Chen, Chuan Chiang-Ni, Zhi-Pei Jiang, Mei-Zi Huang, Chun-Jung Lin, U-Ging Lo, Li-Chiung Lin, Cheng-Kuo Lai, Ho Lin, Jer-Tsong Hsieh, Cheng-Hsun Chiu, Chih-Ho Lai
Cytolethal distending toxin (CDT) produced by Campylobacter jejuni contains three subunits: CdtA, CdtB, and CdtC. Among these three toxin subunits, CdtB is the toxic moiety of CDT with DNase I activity, resulting in DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) and, consequently, cell cycle arrest at the G2/M stage and apoptosis. Radiation therapy is an effective modality for the treatment of localized prostate cancer (PCa). However, patients often develop radioresistance. Owing to its particular biochemical properties, we previously employed CdtB as a therapeutic agent for sensitizing radioresistant PCa cells to ionizing radiation (IR)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
Zhijie Xu, Yuanliang Yan, Shuangshuang Zeng, Long Qian, Shuang Dai, Lingfang Xiao, Lin Wang, Xue Yang, Yi Xiao, Zhicheng Gong
Aloperine (ALO), an isolated alkaloid from the leaves of Sophora alopecuroides (S. alopecuroides), has been suggested to exhibit anti-inflammatory and antitumor properties, and has been traditionally used to treat various diseases, including cancers. However, little is known about the effects of ALO on the radio-sensitivity of lung cancer cells. In the present study, we confirmed that agent ALO inhibits cell growth, promotes cell aopotosis and induces G1 phase arrest and consequently enhanced the radio-sensitivity in radio-resistant lung cancer cells A549/IR...
June 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
Oscar A Lenis-Rojas, Catarina Roma-Rodrigues, Alexandra R Fernandes, Fernanda Marques, David Pérez-Fernández, Jorge Guerra-Varela, Laura Sánchez, Digna Vázquez-García, Margarita López-Torres, Alberto Fernández, Jesús J Fernández
Ruthenium-based drugs exhibit interesting properties as potential anticancer pharmaceuticals. We herein present the synthesis and characterization of a new family of ruthenium complexes with formulas [{Ru(bipy)2}2(μ-L)][CF3SO3]4 (L = bptz, 1a) and [{Ru(bipy)2}2(μ-L)][CF3SO3]2 (L = arphos, 2a; dppb, 3a; dppf, 4a), which were synthesized from the Ru(II) precursor compound cis-Ru(bipy)2Cl2. The complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, mass spectrometry, (1)H and (31)P{(1)H} NMR, IR spectroscopy, and conductivity measurements...
June 6, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
Jeong Hyun Cho, Hyo-Ji Lee, Hyun-Jeong Ko, Byung-Il Yoon, Jongseon Choe, Keun-Cheol Kim, Tae-Wook Hahn, Jeong A Han, Sun Shim Choi, Young Mee Jung, Kee-Ho Lee, Yun-Sil Lee, Yu-Jin Jung
Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands are strongly considered immune-adjuvants for cancer immunotherapy and have been shown to exert direct anti-cancer effects. This study was performed to evaluate the synergistic anti-cancer and anti-metastatic effects of the TLR7 agonist imiquimod (IMQ) during radiotherapy for melanoma. The pretreatment of B16F10 or B16F1 cells with IMQ combined with γ-ionizing radiation (IR) led to enhanced cell death via autophagy, as demonstrated by increased expression levels of autophagy-related genes, and an increased number of autophagosomes in both cell lines...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
Fei Shi, Hongchuan Guo, Rong Zhang, Hongyu Liu, Liangliang Wu, Qiyan Wu, Jialin Liu, Tianyi Liu, Qiuhang Zhang
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is among the most lethal of all human tumors. It is the most frequently occurring malignant primary brain tumor in adults. The current standard of care (SOC) for GBM is initial surgical resection followed by treatment with a combination of temozolomide (TMZ) and ionizing radiation (IR). However, GBM has a dismal prognosis, and survivors have compromised quality of life owing to the adverse effects of radiation. GBM is characterized by overt activity of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway...
January 29, 2017: Neuroscience
Fang-Xin Wang, Mu-He Chen, Xiao-Ying Hu, Rui-Rong Ye, Cai-Ping Tan, Liang-Nian Ji, Zong-Wan Mao
Organometallic iridium complexes are potent anticancer candidates which act through different mechanisms from cisplatin-based chemotherapy regimens. Here, ten phosphorescent cyclometalated iridium(III) complexes containing 2,2'-bipyridine-4,4'-dicarboxylic acid and its diester derivatives as ligands are designed and synthesized. The modification by ester group, which can be hydrolysed by esterase, facilitates the adjustment of drug-like properties. The quantum yields and emission lifetimes are influenced by variation of the ester substituents on the Ir(III) complexes...
December 13, 2016: Scientific Reports
Yinghui Huang, Jie Zhou, Shenglin Luo, Yang Wang, Jintao He, Peng Luo, Zelin Chen, Tao Liu, Xu Tan, Juanjuan Ou, Hongming Miao, Houjie Liang, Chunmeng Shi
OBJECTIVE: As the modulation of autophagic processes can be therapeutically beneficial to cancer treatment, the identification of novel autophagic enhancers is highly anticipated. However, current autophagy-inducing anticancer agents exert undesired side effects owing to their non-specific biodistribution in off-target tissues. This study aims to develop a multifunctional agent to integrate cancer targeting, imaging and therapy and to investigate its mechanism. DESIGN: A series of mitochondria-targeting near-infrared (NIR) fluorophores were synthesised, screened and identified for their autophagy-enhancing activity...
November 14, 2016: Gut
Suman Kumar Tripathy, Umasankar De, Niranjan Dehury, Paltan Laha, Manas Kumar Panda, Hyung Sik Kim, Srikanta Patra
Six mononuclear Ir complexes (1-6) using polypyridyl-pyrazine based ligands (L1 and L2) and {[cp*IrCl(μ-Cl)]2 and [(ppy)2Ir(μ-Cl)]2} precursors have been synthesised and characterised. Complexes 1-5 have shown potent anticancer activity against various human cancer cell lines (MCF-7, LNCap, Ishikawa, DU145, PC3 and SKOV3) while complex 6 is found to be inactive. Flow cytometry studies have established that cellular accumulation of the complexes lies in the order 2 > 1 > 5 > 4 > 3 > 6 which is in accordance with their observed cytotoxicity...
September 27, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Zeng-Fu Shang, Qiang Wei, Lan Yu, Fang Huang, Bei-Bei Xiao, Hongtao Wang, Man Song, Li Wang, Jianguang Zhou, Jian Wang, Shanhu Li
Radiotherapy is promising and effective for treating prostate cancer but the addition of a tumor cell radiosensitizer would improve therapeutic outcomes. PC-1/PrLZ, a TPD52 protein family member is frequently upregulated in advanced prostate cancer cells and may be a biomarker of aggressive prostate cancer. Therefore, we investigated the potential role of PC-1/PrLZ for increasing radioresistance in human prostate cancer cell lines. Growth curves and survival assays after g-ray irradiation confirmed that depletion of endogenous PC-1/PrLZ significantly increased prostate cancer cell radiosensitivity...
September 20, 2016: Oncotarget
Lili Song, Shikai Liu, Liang Zhang, Hairong Yao, Fangyuan Gao, Dongkui Xu, Qian Li
MiR-21 is an important microRNA (miRNA) modulating radiosensitivity of cervical cancer cells. However, the underlying mechanism of miR-21 upregulation in radioresistant cervical cancer has not been fully understood. In addition, autophagy may either promote or alleviate radioresistance, depending on the types of cancer and tumor microenvironment. How autophagy affects radiosensitivity in cervical cancer and how miR-21 is involved in this process has not been reported. This study showed that miR-21 upregulation in radioresistant cervical cancer is related to HIF-1α overexpression...
September 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Long Wang, Linmei Long, Wenjuan Wang, Zhongqin Liang
Glioblastoma is a malignant human cancer that confers a dismal prognosis. Ionizing radiation (IR) is applied as the standard treatment for malignant gliomas. However, radiotherapy remains merely palliative because of the existence of glioma stem cells (GSCs), which are regarded as highly radioresistant "seed" cells. In this study, the effect and possible mechanisms of radiotherapy in combination with resveratrol (Res) were investigated in a radioresistant GSC line, SU-2. Our results showed that Res inhibited SU-2 proliferation and enhanced radiosensitivity as indicated by clonogenic survival assay...
December 2015: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
Haiqiu Liao, Yang Xiao, Yingbin Hu, Yangming Xiao, Zhaofa Yin, Liang Liu
The aberrant expression of microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) has been found in numerous cancer types. miR-32 is an oncomiR in prostate cancer (PCa), however, the mechanisms by which miR-32 functions as a regulator of radiotherapy response and resistance in PCa are largely unknown. In the present study, it was found that DAB2 interacting protein (DAB2IP), the miR-32-dependent tumor-suppressor gene, was downregulated and induced autophagy and inhibited radiotherapy-induced apoptosis in PCa cells. miR-32 expression was upregulated or overexpressed in PCa, and miR-32 inhibited DAB2IP expression through a direct binding site within the DAB2IP 3' untranslated region...
October 2015: Oncology Letters
Byeong Mo Kim, Yunkyung Hong, Seunghoon Lee, Pengda Liu, Ji Hong Lim, Yong Heon Lee, Tae Ho Lee, Kyu Tae Chang, Yonggeun Hong
Ionizing radiation (IR), such as X-rays and gamma (γ)-rays, mediates various forms of cancer cell death such as apoptosis, necrosis, autophagy, mitotic catastrophe, and senescence. Among them, apoptosis and mitotic catastrophe are the main mechanisms of IR action. DNA damage and genomic instability contribute to IR-induced cancer cell death. Although IR therapy may be curative in a number of cancer types, the resistance of cancer cells to radiation remains a major therapeutic problem. In this review, we describe the morphological and molecular aspects of various IR-induced types of cell death...
2015: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Zongyan Chen, Benli Wang, Feifei Yu, Qiao Chen, Yuxi Tian, Shumei Ma, Xiaodong Liu
Mitochondria as the critical powerhouse of eukaryotic cells play important roles in regulating cell survival or cell death. Under numerous stimuli, impaired mitochondria will generate massive reactive oxygen species (ROS) which participate in the regulation of vital signals and could even determine the fate of cancer cells. While the roles of mitochondria in radiation-induced autophagic cell death still need to be elucidated. Human cervical cancer cell line, Hela, was used, and the SOD2 silencing model (SOD2-Ri) was established by gene engineering...
March 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Nan Liang, Rui Zhong, Xue Hou, Gang Zhao, Shumei Ma, Guanghui Cheng, Xiaodong Liu
OBJECTIVES: The role of Ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM) in response to DNA damage has previously been studied, but its underlying mechanisms specific to ionizing radiation (IR) have remained to be elucidated. In this study, function of ATM on radiation-induced cell death in lung cancer H1299 cells was analysed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human lung cancer cells, H1299, were used, and cell models with ATM(-/-) and MAPK14(-/-) were established by genetic engineering...
October 2015: Cell Proliferation
Hui-Wen Chiu, Shu-Wen Lin, Li-Ching Lin, Yung-Ho Hsu, Yuh-Feng Lin, Sheng-Yow Ho, Yuan-Hua Wu, Ying-Jan Wang
Ninety percent of human pancreatic cancer is characterized by activating K-RAS mutations. TRAF6 is an oncogene that plays a vital role in K-RAS-mediated oncogenesis. We investigated the synergistic effect of combining ionizing radiation (IR) and proteasome inhibitor (MG132). Furthermore, following combined treatment with IR and MG132, we analyzed the expression of TRAF6 and the mechanism of human pancreatic cancer cell death in vitro and in an orthotopic pancreatic cancer mouse model. The combined treatment groups displayed synergistic cell killing effects and induced endoplasmic reticulum stress in human pancreatic cancer cells...
September 1, 2015: Cancer Letters
Rui Zhong, Huiying Xu, Ge Chen, Gang Zhao, Yan Gao, Xiaodong Liu, Shumei Ma, Lihua Dong
Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) is a major effector in cell survival response to hypoxia, while the roles of HIF-1α in radiation-induced autophagy are still unclear in breast cancer cells. Human breast cancer carcinoma MCF-7 cells were stably transfected with pSUPER-shRNA against human HIF-1α or a scrambled sequence with no homology to mammalian genes, named as pSUPER-HIF-1α and pSUPER-SC, respectively. Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay and colony formation assay were used to detect cell viability, Western blot was used to detect protein expression, monodansylcadaverine (MDC) staining was used to analyze autophagy, and Hoechts/PI staining was used to assess apoptosis...
September 2015: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Marco B E Schaaf, Barry Jutten, Tom G Keulers, Kim G M Savelkouls, Hanneke J M Peeters, Twan van den Beucken, Frederik-Jan van Schooten, Roger W Godschalk, Marc Vooijs, Kasper M A Rouschop
BACKGROUND: (Pre)clinical studies indicate that autophagy inhibition increases response to anti-cancer therapies. Although promising, due to contradicting reports, it remains unclear if radiation therapy changes autophagy activity and if autophagy inhibition changes the cellular intrinsic radiosensitivity. Discrepancies may result from different assays and models through off-target effects and influencing other signaling routes. In this study, we directly compared the effects of genetic and pharmacological inhibition of autophagy after irradiation in human cancer cell lines...
March 2015: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Lan Yu, Zeng-Fu Shang, Feng-Ming Hsu, Zhang Zhang, Vasu Tumati, Yu-Fen Lin, Benjamin P C Chen, Debabrata Saha
The current standard of care for lung cancer consists of concurrent chemotherapy and radiation. Several studies have shown that the DNA-PKcs inhibitor NU7441 is a highly potent radiosensitizer, however, the mechanism of NU7441's anti-proliferation effect has not been fully elucidated. In this study, the combined effect of NU7441 and ionizing radiation (IR) in a panel of non-small cell lung cancer cell lines (A549, H460 and H1299) has been investigated. We found that NU7441 significantly enhances the effect of IR in all cell lines...
February 28, 2015: Oncotarget
Yuxia Cui, Stela S Palii, Cynthia L Innes, Richard S Paules
DNA damage response (DDR) to double strand breaks is coordinated by 3 phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase-related kinase (PIKK) family members: the ataxia-telangiectasia mutated kinase (ATM), the ATM and Rad3-related (ATR) kinase and the catalytic subunit of the DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PKcs). ATM and ATR are central players in activating cell cycle checkpoints and function as an active barrier against genome instability and tumorigenesis in replicating cells. Loss of ATM function is frequently reported in various types of tumors, thus placing more reliance on ATR for checkpoint arrest and cell survival following DNA damage...
2014: Cell Cycle
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