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Chen Tu, Shuang Wang, Xiao Hu, Wenju Wang, Yingying Dong, Shengxiang Xiao, Xiaopeng Wang
Bacterial infection is an important factor that can trigger and exacerbate psoriasis. The protein triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells type-1 (TREM-1) is overexpressed in psoriasis and decreased after a successful treatment. Hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), subunit of the transcription factor HIF-1, has participated in angiogenesis and inflammation in psoriasis. Increased expressions of TREM-1 and HIF-1α are associated with the infection of microbial pathogens. However, the association between TREM-1 and HIF-1α still need to be elucidated...
October 15, 2016: Cell Biology International
Prabhu Thirusangu, V Vigneshwaran, T Prashanth, B R Vijay Avin, Vikas H Malojirao, H Rakesh, Shaukath Ara Khanum, Riaz Mahmood, B T Prabhakar
Hypoxia is a feature of all solid tumours, contributing to tumour progression. Activation of HIF-1α plays a critical role in promoting tumour angiogenesis and metastasis. Since its expression is positively correlated with poor prognosis for cancer patients, HIF-1α is one of the most convincing anticancer targets. BP-1T is a novel antiproliferative agent with promising antiangiogenic effects. In the present study, the molecular mechanism underlying cytotoxic/antiangiogenic effects of BP-1T on tumour/non-tumour angiogenesis was evaluated...
October 14, 2016: Angiogenesis
Caroline Reynaud, Laura Ferreras, Paola Di Mauro, Casina Kan, Martine Croset, Edith Bonnelye, Floriane Pez, Clémence Thomas, Géraldine Aimont, Antoine E Karnoub, Marie Brevet, Philippe Clezardin
Lysyl oxidase (LOX) is a secreted copper-dependent amine oxidase whose primary function is to drive collagen crosslinking and extracellular matrix stiffness. LOX in colorectal cancer (CRC) synergizes with hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1alpha to promote tumor progression. Here we investigated whether LOX/HIF1 endows CRC cells with full competence for aggressive colonization in bone. We show that a high LOX expression in primary tumors from CRC patients was associated with poor clinical outcome, irrespective of HIF-1...
October 14, 2016: Cancer Research
Łukasz Piotr Fus, Barbara Górnicka
INTRODUCTION: Bladder cancer is the most common urinary tract malignancy in western countries. In recent years, extensive research has suggested that angiogenesis plays an important role in bladder cancer biology, contributing to tumor growth and progression. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this review, we discuss general mechanisms of angiogenesis and highlight the influence of pro- and anti-angiogenic factors, and cancer stem cells on bladder cancer biology, their relation to disease progression, and potential use in novel targeted therapies...
2016: Central European Journal of Urology
Qi Xu, Xiang Wu, Yu Li, Hui Kong, Yu Jin, Weiping Xie, Hong Wang
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary vascular medial hypertrophy in hypoxic pulmonary arterial hypertension (HPH) is caused in part by decreased apoptosis in pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs). Iptakalim (Ipt), an ATP sensitive potassium channel opener, ameliorates HPH in animal models. Here we investigated the effects of Ipt on proliferation and apoptosis of hypoxic rat PASMCs, and to determine the possible underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Primary rat PASMCs were isolated and cultured...
October 5, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Jian-Li Gao, Yan-Mei Shui, Wei Jiang, En-Yi Huang, Qi-Yang Shou, Xin Ji, Bai-Cheng He, Gui-Yuan Lv, Tong-Chuan He
Hypoxic in the tumor mass is leading to the myeloproliferative-like disease (leukemoid reaction) and anemia of body, which characterized by strong extensive extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) in spleen. As the key transcription factor of hypoxia, hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) activates the expression of genes essential for EMH processes including enhanced blood cell production and angiogenesis. We found ursolic acid (UA), a natural pentacyclic triterpenoid carboxylic acid, inhibited growth of breast cancer both in vivo and in vitro...
September 30, 2016: Oncotarget
Masaru Koido, Junko Sakurai, Satomi Tsukahara, Yuri Tani, Akihiro Tomida
Prostate transmembrane protein, androgen induced 1 (PMEPA1) is highly expressed in various solid tumors and is known to play important roles in the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling pathway. Here, we demonstrate a novel relationship between PMEPA1 and hypoxia, a common microenvironmental stress condition in solid tumors. We showed that induction of PMEPA1 expression occurred during hypoxia in a manner dependent on both TGF-β signaling and hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) pathways. Furthermore, overexpression and knockdown experiments revealed that PMEPA1 enhanced HIF-1 transcription activity...
October 28, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Lei Bao, Shu-Jen Chen, Kathleen Conrad, Kerry Keefer, Thomas Abraham, John P Lee, JuFang Wang, Xue-Qian Zhang, Iwona Hirschler-Laszkiewicz, Hong-Gang Wang, Sinisa Dovat, Brian Gans, Muniswamy Madesh, Joseph Y Cheung, Barbara A Miller
Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin 2 (TRPM2) ion channel has an essential function in modulating cell survival following oxidant injury and is highly expressed in many cancers including neuroblastoma. Here, in xenografts generated from neuroblastoma cells in which TRPM2 was depleted with CRISPR/Cas9 technology and in in vitro experiments, tumor growth was significantly inhibited and doxorubicin sensitivity increased. The hypoxia-inducible transcription factor 1/2α (HIF-1/2α) signaling cascade including proteins involved in oxidant stress, glycolysis and mitochondrial function was suppressed by TRPM2 depletion...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Jingtao Luo, Yun Hong, Yang Lu, Songbo Qiu, Bharat K R Chaganty, Lun Zhang, Xudong Wang, Qiang Li, Zhen Fan
Cetuximab inhibits HIF-1-regulated glycolysis in cancer cells, thereby reversing the Warburg effect and leading to inhibition of cancer cell metabolism. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is activated after cetuximab treatment, and a sustained AMPK activity is a mechanism contributing to cetuximab resistance. Here, we investigated how acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC), a downstream target of AMPK, rewires cancer metabolism in response to cetuximab treatment. We found that introduction of experimental ACC mutants lacking the AMPK phosphorylation sites (ACC1_S79A and ACC2_S212A) into head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cells protected HNSCC cells from cetuximab-induced growth inhibition...
September 28, 2016: Cancer Letters
Attila Szabo, Attila Kovacs, Jordi Riba, Srdjan Djurovic, Eva Rajnavolgyi, Ede Frecska
N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a potent endogenous hallucinogen present in the brain of humans and other mammals. Despite extensive research, its physiological role remains largely unknown. Recently, DMT has been found to activate the sigma-1 receptor (Sig-1R), an intracellular chaperone fulfilling an interface role between the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and mitochondria. It ensures the correct transmission of ER stress into the nucleus resulting in the enhanced production of antistress and antioxidant proteins...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
Hiroki Daijo, Yuma Hoshino, Shinichi Kai, Kengo Suzuki, Kenichiro Nishi, Yoshiyuki Matsuo, Hiroshi Harada, Kiichi Hirota
Cigarette smoke (CS) is a major contributor to the development of a large number of fatal and debilitating disorders. However, the precise molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of CS in lung disease are largely unknown. To elucidate these pathophysiological processes, we examined the in vitro and in vivo effects of CS extract (CSE) and CS on the transcription factor, hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1). CSE induced concentration- and time-dependent accumulation of HIF-1α protein in human lung epithelial-like cells under non-hypoxic conditions...
September 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
Yuh-Feng Lin, I-Jen Chiu, Fong-Yu Cheng, Yu-Hsuan Lee, Ying-Jan Wang, Yung-Ho Hsu, Hui-Wen Chiu
BACKGROUND: Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) are used in an increasing number of products, including rubber manufacture, cosmetics, pigments, food additives, medicine, chemical fibers and electronics. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying ZnO NP nephrotoxicity remain unclear. In this study, we evaluated the potential toxicity of ZnO NPs in kidney cells in vitro and in vivo. RESULTS: We found that ZnO NPs were apparently engulfed by the HEK-293 human embryonic kidney cells and then induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation...
September 27, 2016: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
Peter T White, Chitra Subramanian, Hashim F Motiwala, Mark S Cohen
Withanolides, and in particular extracts from Withania somnifera, have been used for over 3,000 years in traditional Ayurvedic and Unani Indian medical systems as well as within several other Asian countries. Traditionally, the extracts were ascribed a wide range of pharmacologic properties with corresponding medical uses, including adaptogenic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, sedative/anxiolytic, cytotoxic, antitussive, and immunomodulatory. Since the discovery of the archetype withaferin A in 1965, approximately 900 of these naturally occurring, polyoxygenated steroidal lactones with 28-carbon ergostane skeletons have been discovered across 24 diverse structural types...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Qiang Tong, Yuxiang Zhu, Joseph W Galaske, Elizabeth A Kosmacek, Arpita Chatterjee, Bryan C Dickinson, Rebecca E Oberley-Deegan
To improve the treatment of advanced prostate cancer, the development of effective and innovative antitumor agents is needed. Our previous work demonstrated that the ROS (reactive oxygen species) scavenger, MnTE-2-PyP, inhibited human prostate cancer growth and also inhibited prostate cancer migration and invasion. We showed that MnTE-2-PyP treatment altered the affinity of the histone acetyltransferase enzyme, p300, to bind to DNA. We speculate that this may be one mechanism by which MnTE-2-PyP inhibits prostate cancer progression...
September 24, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Wei Lei, Yuan He, Xiaorong Shui, Guoming Li, Guosen Yan, Yu Zhang, Shian Huang, Can Chen, Yuanlin Ding
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by endothelial dysfunction and structural remodeling of the pulmonary vasculature, mediated initially by reduced oxygen availability in the lungs. Hypoxia inducible factor (HIF), consisting of the functional subunit, HIF‑1α, and the constitutively expressed HIF‑1β, is involved in the pathological processes associated with hypoxia. In the current study, the sequences of cDNAs and amino acids of HIF were characterized and analyzed using online bioinformatics tools...
September 20, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Li-Hui Wang, Xiao-Rui Jiang, Jing-Yu Yang, Xue-Fei Bao, Jun-Li Chen, Xing Liu, Guo-Liang Chen, Chun-Fu Wu
Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) plays an essential role in carcinogenesis. The overexpression of HIF-1 induced by hypoxia is closely associated with metastasis, poor prognosis and high mortality. In this study, a novel HIF-1 inhibitor SYP-5 was first observed by the luciferase reporter assay. Western blots results showed SYP-5 inhibited hypoxia-induced upregulation of HIF-1. Moreover, the proteins of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)-2 that are targets of HIF-1, were down-regulated by SYP-5...
September 21, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
Sara Malih, Massoud Saidijam, Kamran Mansouri, Mona Pourjafar, Maryam Sadat Tafakh, Fahimeh Talebzadeh, Rezvan Najafi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of AdipoRon on major factors involved in survival, migration and neovascularization of rat bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells. RESULTS: AdipoRon promoted the MSCs viability. Real-time PCR indicated that the expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4), C-C chemokine receptor type 2 (CCR2), vascular endothelial growth factor matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and MMP-9 were upregulated in AdipoRon-treated MSCs compared to control groups...
September 15, 2016: Biotechnology Letters
Muntasir Kamal, Dayana R D'Amora, Terrance J Kubiseski
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial dysfunction is one of the leading causes of neurological disorders in humans. Mitochondrial perturbations lead to adaptive mechanisms that include HIF-1 stabilization, though the consequences of increased levels of HIF-1 following mitochondrial stress remain poorly understood. RESULTS: Using Caenorhabditis elegans, we show that a hif-1 loss-of-function mutation confers resistance towards the mitochondrial toxin ethidium bromide (EtBr) and suppresses EtBr-induced production of ROS...
2016: BMC Cell Biology
Mitsuharu Aga, Satoru Kondo, Naohiro Wakisaka, Makiko Moriyama-Kita, Kazuhira Endo, Yosuke Nakanishi, Shigeyuki Murono, Hisashi Sugimoto, Takayoshi Ueno, Tomokazu Yoshizaki
OBJECTIVE: Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) is a heterodimeric basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor composed of the HIF-1α and HIF-1β subunits. HIF-1 is a central regulator of responses to hypoxia; it enhances metastasis-related factors such as matrix metalloproteinases and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). We have reported critical roles for HIF-1α in tumor microenvironments, and oncogenic properties of HIF-1α have been suggested in malignancies. Seven in absentia homologue (Siah) appeared to upregulate HIF-1 production, which prompted us to investigate the Siah association with HIF-1α expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC)...
September 8, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
Yong-Joon Choi, Hyun-Woo Shin, Yang-Sook Chun, Alain Simplice Leutou, Byeng Wha Son, Jong-Wan Park
Hypoxia activates hypoxia-inducible factor 1, which promotes the progression of malignancy by stimulating angiogenesis and by augmenting the ability of tumors to survive. Thus, HIF-1 is one of the most compelling targets for treating cancers. The aim of this study was to find a small molecule that inhibits HIF-1 under hypoxia in cancer cells. 7,280 compounds in a chemical library were tested in a cancer cell line expressing luciferase HIF-dependently. Through three rounds of screening, we finally picked up a compound that originates from a marine bacterium parasitizing red alga...
August 23, 2016: Oncotarget
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