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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885293/polyhexamethylene-biguanide-and-chloroquine-induce-programmed-cell-death-in-acanthamoeba-castellanii
#1
Eun-Kyung Moon, Hyun-Seo Choi, Hyun-Hee Kong, Fu-Shi Quan
Several chemotherapeutic drugs have been described as amoebicidal agents acting against Acanthamoeba trophozoites and cysts. However, the underlying mechanism of action is poorly characterized. Here, we describe programmed cell death (PCD) in A. castellanii induced by polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) and chloroquine. We used four types of amoebicidal agents including 0.02% PHMB, 0.02% chlorhexidine digluconate, 100 μM chloroquine, and 100 μM 2,6-dichlorobenzonitrile to kill Acanthamoeba trophozoites and cysts...
June 6, 2018: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29843771/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-induce-aggregation-of-washed-human-platelets-independently-of-extracellular-dna-and-histones
#2
Omar Elaskalani, Norbaini Binti Abdol Razak, Pat Metharom
BACKGROUND: The release of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), a mesh of DNA, histones and neutrophil proteases from neutrophils, was first demonstrated as a host defence against pathogens. Recently it became clear that NETs are also released in pathological conditions. NETs released in the blood can activate thrombosis and initiate a cascade of platelet responses. However, it is not well understood if these responses are mediated through direct or indirect interactions. We investigated whether cell-free NETs can induce aggregation of washed human platelets in vitro and the contribution of NET-derived extracellular DNA and histones to platelet activation response...
May 29, 2018: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665555/hesperidin-promotes-programmed-cell-death-by-downregulation-of-nongenomic-estrogen-receptor-signalling-pathway-in-endometrial-cancer-cells
#3
Z B Cincin, B Kiran, Y Baran, B Cakmakoglu
Endometrial carcinoma (EC) is the most common malignant gynecologic tumor in women. EC is thought to be caused by increasing estrogen levels relative to progesterone in the body. Hesperidin (Hsd), a biologically active flavonoid, could be extracted from Citrus species. It has been recently shown that Hsd could exert anticarcinogenic properties in different cancer types. However, the effects of Hsd and its molecular mechanisms on EC remain unclear. In this study, the antiproliferative, apoptotic and genomic effects of Hsd in EC and its underlying mechanisms were identified...
July 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622550/14-3-3-proteins-in-platelet-biology-and-glycoprotein-ib-ix-signaling
#4
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Yunfeng Chen, Zaverio M Ruggeri, Xiaoping Du
Members of the 14-3-3 family of proteins function as adapters/modulators that recognize phosphoserine/phosphothreonine-based binding motifs in many intracellular proteins and play fundamental roles in signal transduction pathways of eukaryotic cells. In platelets, 14-3-3 plays a wide range of regulatory roles in phosphorylation-dependent signaling pathways, including G-protein signaling, cAMP signaling, agonist-induced phosphatidylserine exposure, and regulation of mitochondrial function. In particular, 14-3-3 interacts with several phosphoserine-dependent binding sites in the major platelet adhesion receptor, the glycoprotein Ib-IX complex (GPIb-IX), regulating its interaction with von Willebrand factor (VWF) and mediating VWF/GPIb-IX-dependent mechanosignal transduction, leading to platelet activation...
May 31, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427248/fabrication-of-3-o-sn-phosphatidyl-l-serine-anchored-plga-nanoparticle-bearing-amphotericin-b-for-macrophage-targeting
#5
Pankaj K Singh, Anil K Jaiswal, Vivek K Pawar, Kavit Raval, Animesh Kumar, Himangsu K Bora, Anuradha Dube, Manish K Chourasia
PURPOSE: To fabricate, characterize and evaluate 3-O-sn-Phosphatidyl-L-serine (PhoS) anchored PLGA nanoparticles for macrophage targeted therapeutic intervention of VL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PLGA-AmpB NPs were prepared by well-established nanoprecipitation method and decorated with Phos by thin film hydration method. Physico-chemical characterization of the formulation was done by Zetasizer nano ZS and atomic force microscopy. RESULTS: The optimized formulation (particle size, 157...
February 9, 2018: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372532/n-acetyl-tryptophan-glucoside-natg-protects-j774a-1-murine-macrophages-against-gamma-radiation-induced-cell-death-by-modulating-oxidative-stress
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Poonam Malhotra, Ashutosh K Gupta, Darshana Singh, Saurabh Mishra, Shravan K Singh, Raj Kumar
Immune system is amongst the most radiosensitive system to radiation-induced cellular and molecular damage. Present study was focused on the evaluation of radioprotective efficacy of a novel secondary metabolite, N-acetyl tryptophan glucoside (NATG), isolated from a radioresistant bacterium Bacillus sp. INM-1 using murine macrophage J774A.1 cells experimental model. Radioprotective efficacy of NATG against radiation-induced DNA damage and apoptosis was estimated using phosphatidyl-serine-externalization Annexin V-PI and Comet assay analysis...
January 25, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135861/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antimelanoma-effect-of-ethyl-ester-cyclohexyl-analog-of-ethylenediamine-dipropanoic-acid
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Andjelka M Isakovic, Sasa M Petricevic, Slavica M Ristic, Dusan M Popadic, Tamara K Kravic-Stevovic, Nevena S Zogovic, Jelena M Poljarevic, Tatjana V Zivanovic Radnic, Tibor J Sabo, Aleksandra J Isakovic, Ivanka D Markovic, Vladimir S Trajkovic, Sonja T Misirlic-Dencic
Melanoma, an aggressive skin tumor with high metastatic potential, is associated with high mortality and increasing morbidity. Multiple available chemotherapeutic and immunotherapeutic modalities failed to improve survival in advanced disease, and the search for new agents is ongoing. The aim of this study was to investigate antimelanoma effects of O,O-diethyl-(S,S)-ethylenediamine-N,N'di-2-(3-cyclohexyl) propanoate dihydrochloride (EE), a previously synthesized and characterized organic compound. Mouse melanoma B16 cell viability was assessed using acid phosphatase, 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide, sulforhodamine B, and lactate dehydrogenase assays...
February 2018: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098899/alteration-of-murine-duodenal-morphology-and-redox-signalling-events-by-reactive-oxygen-species-generated-after-whole-body-%C3%AE-irradiation-and-its-prevention-by-ferulic-acid
#8
Ujjal Das, Aaveri Sengupta, Sushobhan Biswas, Arghya Adhikary, Rakhi Dey Sharma, Anindita Chakraborty, Sanjit Dey
Radiation-induced gastrointestinal syndrome occurs due to the clonogenic loss of crypt cells and villi depopulation, resulting in disruption of the mucosal barrier, bacterial invasion, inflammation, and sepsis. In this study, we investigated the role of ferulic acid (FA) against ionising radiation-induced duodenal injury and subsequent alterations in redox signalling events in wild type male Swiss albino mice. Mice were administered with FA at a dose of 50 mg/kg body weight for 5 consecutive days prior to exposure of 2...
December 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739368/andrographolide-induces-oxidative-stress-dependent-cell-death-in-unicellular-protozoan-parasite-trypanosoma-brucei
#9
Malabika Banerjee, Debaprasad Parai, Pranab Dhar, Manab Roy, Rajib Barik, Subrata Chattopadhyay, Samir Kumar Mukherjee
African sleeping sickness is a parasitic disease in humans and livestock caused by Trypanosoma brucei throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Absence of appropriate vaccines and prevalence of drug resistance proclaim that a new way of therapeutic interventions is essential against African trypanosomiasis. In the present study, we have looked into the effect of andrographolide (andro), a diterpenoid lactone from Andrographis paiculata on Trypanosoma brucei PRA 380. Although andro has been recognized as a promosing anti-cancer drug, its usefulness against Trypanosoma spp remained unexplored...
December 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730954/evaluation-of-in-vitro-anti-psoriatic-activity-of-a-novel-polyherbal-formulation-by-multiparametric-analysis
#10
Nadav Shraibom, Alka Madaan, Vidushi Joshi, Ritu Verma, Anika Chaudhary, Gautam Mishra, Anshumali Awasthi, Anu Taneja Singh, Manu Jaggi
BACKGROUND: We have developed a novel aqueous polyherbal formulation (SIRB-001) consisting of 3 herbs; Rheum palmatum L., Lonicera Japonica and Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch in the ratio 1:1:3. SIRB-001 has demonstrated efficacious effects in psoriasis patients. OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed at scientifically evaluating the in vitro antipsoriatic activity of SIRB-001. METHOD: The in vitro anti-psoriatic properties of SIRB-001 were assessed in human keratinocyte cell line; HaCaT...
2017: Anti-inflammatory & Anti-allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448535/alpha-1-antitrypsin-supplementation-improves-alveolar-macrophages-efferocytosis-and-phagocytosis-following-cigarette-smoke-exposure
#11
Karina A Serban, Daniela N Petrusca, Andrew Mikosz, Christophe Poirier, Angelia D Lockett, Lauren Saint, Matthew J Justice, Homer L Twigg, Michael A Campos, Irina Petrache
Cigarette smoking (CS), the main risk factor for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in developed countries, decreases alveolar macrophages (AM) clearance of both apoptotic cells and bacterial pathogens. This global deficit of AM engulfment may explain why active smokers have worse outcomes of COPD exacerbations, episodes characterized by airway infection and inflammation that carry high morbidity and healthcare cost. When administered as intravenous supplementation, the acute phase-reactant alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT) reduces the severity of COPD exacerbations in A1AT deficient (AATD) individuals and of bacterial pneumonia in murine models, but the effect of A1AT on AM scavenging functions has not been reported...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306533/ros-mediated-induction-of-apoptosis-by-benzoquinone-embelin-in-human-colon-adenocarcinoma-cells-ht-29
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Kodandaram Sumalatha, Mohan Gowda, Sreepriya Meenakshisundaram
Background Embelin is a benzoquinone reported to possess anticancer activity in several in vivo and in vitro models of carcinogenesis, especially hematopoietic and prostate malignancy. A detailed investigation on the influence of embelin on epithelial malignancy model system, especially colon adenocarcinoma, is lacking. The objective of the current study is to investigate the antiproliferative, antiinvasive and proapoptotic potential of embelin on colon adenocarcinoma cell line HT-29. Methods The effect of embelin (35 µg/mL for 24 h) on cell proliferation was assessed by Sulforhodamine B assay and bromodeoxyuridine incorporation test, antiinvasive effect by Boyden chamber assay and scratch assay...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864176/insights-into-the-biosynthesis-of-duramycin
#13
Liujie Huo, Ayşe Ökesli, Ming Zhao, Wilfred A van der Donk
Lantibiotics are ribosomally synthesized and posttranslationally modified antimicrobial peptides that are characterized by the thioether cross-linked bisamino acids lanthionine (Lan) and methyllanthionine (MeLan). Duramycin contains 19 amino acids, including one Lan and two MeLans, an unusual lysinoalanine (Lal) bridge formed from the ε-amino group of lysine 19 and a serine residue at position 6, and an erythro-3-hydroxy-l-aspartic acid at position 15. These modifications are important for the interactions of duramycin with its biological target, phosphatidylethanolamine (PE)...
February 1, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836661/phosphorylation-of-poly-rc-binding-protein-1-pcbp1-contributes-to-stabilization-of-mu-opioid-receptor-mor-mrna-via-interaction-with-au-rich-element-rna-binding-protein-1-auf1-and-poly-a-binding-protein-pabp
#14
Cheol Kyu Hwang, Yadav Wagley, Ping-Yee Law, Li-Na Wei, Horace H Loh
Gene regulation at the post-transcriptional level is frequently based on cis- and trans-acting factors on target mRNAs. We found a C-rich element (CRE) in mu-opioid receptor (MOR) 3'-untranslated region (UTR) to which poly (rC) binding protein 1 (PCBP1) binds, resulting in MOR mRNA stabilization. RNA immunoprecipitation and RNA EMSA revealed the formation of PCBP1-RNA complexes at the element. Knockdown of PCBP1 decreased MOR mRNA half-life and protein expression. Stimulation by forskolin increased cytoplasmic localization of PCBP1 and PCBP1/MOR 3'-UTR interactions via increased serine phosphorylation that was blocked by protein kinase A (PKA) or (phosphatidyl inositol-3) PI3-kinase inhibitors...
January 20, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712999/evaluation-of-the-cytotoxic-apoptosis-inducing-activity-and-molecular-docking-of-spiroquinazolinone-benzamide-derivatives-in-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
#15
Majid Mahdavi, Malihe Mohseni Lavi, Reza Yekta, Mohammad Amin Moosavi, Mahnaz Nobarani, Saeed Balalaei, Sanam Arami, Mohammad Reza Rashidi
Previous studies have suggested that quinazolinone derivatives are potent apoptosis-inducing agents in various cancer cell lines. In the present study, we have investigated cytotoxic, apoptosis induction, and molecular docking activities of the spiroquinazolinone benzamide derivatives family on MCF-7 human breast cancer cells. The MTT cytotoxicity assays and docking studies showed that 4t-CHQB was the most active compound among the prepared spiroquinazolinone benzamide compounds with IC50 of 50 ± 1.2 μM and was selected for further assessments...
December 25, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27449044/sperm-associated-antigen-9-spag9-promotes-the-survival-and-tumor-growth-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#16
Nirmala Jagadish, Namita Gupta, Sumit Agarwal, Deepak Parashar, Aditi Sharma, Rukhsar Fatima, Amos Prashant Topno, Vikash Kumar, Anil Suri
Recently, we demonstrated the association of sperm-associated antigen 9 (SPAG9) expression with breast cancer. Among breast cancer, 15 % of the cancers are diagnosed as triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC) based on hormone receptor status and represent an important clinical challenge because of lack of effective available targeted therapy. Therefore, in the present investigation, plasmid-based small hairpin (small hairpin RNA (shRNA)) approach was used to ablate SPAG9 in aggressive breast cancer cell line model (MDA-MB-231) in order to understand the role of SPAG9 at molecular level in apoptosis, cell cycle, and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) signaling...
October 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27160815/the-fungicide-mancozeb-induces-metacaspase-dependent-apoptotic-cell-death-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-by4741
#17
F J Scariot, L M Jahn, J P Maianti, A P L Delamare, S Echeverrigaray
Mancozeb (MZ), a mixture of ethylene-bis-dithiocarbamate manganese and zinc salts, is one of the most widely used fungicides in agriculture. Toxicologic studies in mammals and mammalian cells indicate that this fungicide can cause neurological and cytological disorders, putatively associated with pro-oxidant and apoptotic effects. Yeast adaptation to sub-inhibitory concentrations of MZ has been correlated with oxidative response, proteins degradation, and energy metabolism, and its main effect on yeast has been attributed to its high reactivity with thiol groups in proteins...
July 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27084510/cytotoxicity-and-cell-cycle-arrest-induced-by-andrographolide-lead-to-programmed-cell-death-of-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cell-line
#18
Malabika Banerjee, Subrata Chattopadhyay, Tathagata Choudhuri, Rammohan Bera, Sanjay Kumar, Biswajit Chakraborty, Samir Kumar Mukherjee
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is considered as an increasing major life-threatening concern among the malignancies encountered globally in females. Traditional therapy is far from satisfactory due to drug resistance and various side effects, thus a search for complementary/alternative medicines from natural sources with lesser side effects is being emphasized. Andrographis paniculata, an oriental, traditional medicinal herb commonly available in Asian countries, has a long history of treating a variety of diseases, such as respiratory infection, fever, bacterial dysentery, diarrhea, inflammation etc...
April 16, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26988436/psorinum-6-%C3%A3-triggers-apoptosis-signals-in-human-lung-cancer-cells
#19
Jesmin Mondal, Asmita Samadder, Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh
OBJECTIVE: To provide in vitro evidence of Psorinum treatment against cancer cells in a controlled study. METHODS: Effects of homeopathic Psorinum 6× on cell viability were initially determined in several cancer cell lines, including A549, HepG2 and MCF-7, using 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay, and an ethanol 6× control. The cell line that exhibited highest inhibition was selected and used in the following experiments. A range of Psorinum 6× doses was used to explore treatment effects on cell cycle arrest, cell death (apoptosis), generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and change in mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) using flow cytometry and fluorescence microscopy, respectively...
March 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26902162/nimbolide-a-neem-limonoid-inhibits-phosphatidyl-inositol-3-kinase-to-activate-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-in-a-hamster-model-of-oral-oncogenesis
#20
Josephraj Sophia, Kranthi Kiran Kishore T, Jaganathan Kowshik, Rajakishore Mishra, Siddavaram Nagini
Glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β), a serine/threonine kinase is frequently inactivated by the oncogenic signalling kinases PI3K/Akt and MAPK/ERK in diverse malignancies. The present study was designed to investigate GSK-3β signalling circuits in the 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)-induced hamster buccal pouch (HBP) carcinogenesis model and the therapeutic potential of the neem limonoid nimbolide. Inactivation of GSK-3β by phosphorylation at serine 9 and activation of PI3K/Akt, MAPK/ERK and β-catenin was associated with increased cell proliferation and apoptosis evasion during stepwise evolution of HBP carcinomas...
February 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
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