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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314656/mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-inhibition-attenuates-myocardial-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-in-hypertrophic-heart
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Lei-Lei Ma, Xin Ma, Fei-Juan Kong, Jun-Jie Guo, Hong-Tao Shi, Jian-Bing Zhu, Yun-Zeng Zou, Jun-Bo Ge
Pathological cardiac hypertrophy aggravated myocardial infarction and is causally related to autophagy dysfunction and increased oxidative stress. Rapamycin is an inhibitor of serine/threonine kinase mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) involved in the regulation of autophagy as well as oxidative/nitrative stress. Here, we demonstrated that rapamycin ameliorates myocardial ischaemia reperfusion injury by rescuing the defective cytoprotective mechanisms in hypertrophic heart. Our results showed that chronic rapamycin treatment markedly reduced the phosphorylated mTOR and ribosomal protein S6 expression, but not Akt in both normal and aortic-banded mice...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299195/squid-ink-polysaccharide-prevents-autophagy-and-oxidative-stress-affected-by-cyclophosphamide-in-leydig-cells-of-mice-a-pilot-study
#2
Yi-Peng Gu, Xiao-Mei Yang, Zhen-Hua Duan, Jiang-Hua Shang, Ping Luo, Wei Xiao, Da-Yan Zhang, Hua-Zhong Liu
Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore the effects of Squid ink polysaccharide (SIP) on prevention of autophagy and oxidative stress induced by cyclophosphamide (CP) in Leydig cells of mice. Materials and Methods: Examination of reproductive organ exponents, abnormal sperm rate, activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), contents of malondialdehyde (MDA), and histological structure were performed to detect the optimal dose of SIP against oxidative stress damage in vivo, and autophagy-associated protein LC3 and Beclin-1 were examined by immunofluorescence, and their expression was detected by Western blot analysis...
November 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240252/ganoderma-microsporum-immunomodulatory-protein-induces-apoptosis-and-potentiates-mitomycin-c-induced-apoptosis-in-urinary-bladder-urothelial-carcinoma-cells
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Sheng-Yuan Huang, Chih-Cheng Chien, Ruey-Shyang Hseu, Victoria Ying Jen Huang, Shang Ying Chiang, Chi-Jung Huang, Shao-Kuan Chen, Ru-Yin Tsai, Hsi-Ting Lin, Yu-Che Cheng
Current chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments followed by transurethral resection for urinary bladder urothelial carcinoma (UC) usually suffers from poor prognosis and high recurrence rate. Design and modification of current formulation with the novel adjuvants is needed. A recombinant protein derived from Ganoderma microsporum named as Ganoderma microsporum immunomodulatory protein (GMIP) were used to treat UC cells. We found GMIP elicits a dose-dependent and time-dependent anti-UC cell proliferation effect, with a half-maximal inhibition concentration (IC50 ) comparable to mitomycin C (MMC), a commonly used chemotherapy agent...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207188/glycyrrhizic-acid-induces-human-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cell-death-and-autophagy-via-the-ros-mitochondrial-pathway
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Shu-Chuan Lin, Pei-Yi Chu, Wan-Ting Liao, Meng-Yu Wu, Kuan-Hao Tsui, Li-Te Lin, Chih-Hao Huang, Li-Li Chen, Chia-Jung Li
Glycyrrhizic acid (GA), the main component of licorice root extracts, has been shown to suppress cell proliferation and induce apoptosis in various types of cancers. However, the molecular mechanism of its anticancer activity remains poorly understood and warrants further investigation. MDA-MB‑231 cells were treated with various concentrations of GA and the cytotoxic effects of GA were determined using the CCK-8 assay. Apoptosis and cell cycle status were detected by flow cytometry. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels and mitochondrial membrane potential (∆Ψm) were assessed using DCFDA, MitoSOX and JC-1 staining...
November 29, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207161/inhibition-of-autophagy-in-hepatocarcinoma-cells-promotes-chemotherapeutic-agent-induced-apoptosis-during-nutrient-deprivation
#5
Xian-Ling Guo, Fei Hu, Hui Wang, Jue-Min Fang, Zhong-Ζheng Zhu, Li-Χin Wei, Qing Xu
Autophagy is a lysosome-dependent process involved in protein and organelle degradation. It has been suggested that autophagy is activated in nutrient-deficient condition and plays an important role in protecting cells from nutrient shortage. However, the effect of autophagy on chemotherapy during nutrient deficiency has been rarely researched. In the present study, we discovered that hepatocarcinoma cells exhibit chemoinsensitivity accompanied by the activation of autophagy when cultured in nutrient-deprived medium...
November 27, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191621/propionibacterium-acnes-induces-autophagy-in-keratinocytes-involvement-of-multiple-mechanisms
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Klára Megyeri, László Orosz, Szilvia Bolla, Lilla Erdei, Zsolt Rázga, György Seprényi, Edit Urbán, Kornélia Szabó, Lajos Kemény
Propionibacterium acnes is a dominant member of the cutaneous microbiota. Herein, we evaluate the effects of different P. acnes strains and propionic acid on autophagy in keratinocytes. Our results showed that P. acnes strain 889 altered the architecture of the mitochondrial network, elevated the levels of LC3B-II, Beclin-1 and phospho-AMPKα, stimulated autophagic flux, facilitated intracellular redistribution of LC3B, increased average number of autophagosomes per cell, and enhanced development of acidic vesicular organelles in the HPV-KER cell line...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141243/trolline-ameliorates-liver-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-promoting-hsc-apoptosis-and-suppressing-autophagy
#7
Facheng Bai, Quanfang Huang, Jinlan Nie, Shengjuan Lu, Chunyuan Lu, Xunshuai Zhu, Yuxin Wang, Lang Zhuo, Zhongpeng Lu, Xing Lin
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Previous studies have shown that trolline possesses various forms of pharmacological activity, including antibacterial and antiviral potency. The present paper addressed the putative hepatoprotective effects of trolline. METHODS: Rats received 2 ml/kg CCl4 (mixed 1: 1 in peanut oil) intragastrically twice a week for 8 weeks to induce hepatic fibrosis. The animals were then treated with trolline for additional 4 weeks. Liver pathology and collagen accumulation were observed by hematoxylin-eosin and Masson's trichrome staining, respectively...
November 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130614/panax-notoginseng-saponins-attenuate-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-through-mitochondrial-pathway-in-natural-aging-rats
#8
Zhiyong Zhou, Jiao Wang, Yanan Song, Yumin He, Changcheng Zhang, Chaoqi Liu, Haixia Zhao, Yaoyan Dun, Ding Yuan, Ting Wang
Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS) have been widely used in the cardiovascular system for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and stroke in China. In this study, we investigated the anti-apoptotic effect of PNS on cardiomyocytes in the natural aging rat and explored the potential mechanisms regarding oxidative stress and mitochondrial function signaling pathways. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five groups: adult control (3-month old), aging control (24-month old), and different doses of PNS-treated aging rat groups (10, 30, 60 mg/kg/day, orally)...
November 12, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122553/fisetin-as-a-caloric-restriction-mimetic-protects-rat-brain-against-aging-induced-oxidative-stress-apoptosis-and-neurodegeneration
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Sandeep Singh, Abhishek Kumar Singh, Geetika Garg, Syed Ibrahim Rizvi
AIM: In the present study, attempts have been made to evaluate the potential role of fisetin, a caloric restriction mimetic (CRM), for neuroprotection in D-galactose (D-gal) induced accelerated and natural aging models of rat. MAIN METHODS: Fisetin was supplemented (15mg/kg b.w., orally) to young, D-gal induced aged (D-gal 500mg/kg b.w subcutaneously) and naturally aged rats for 6weeks. Standard protocols were employed to measure pro-oxidants, antioxidants and mitochondrial membrane potential in brain tissues...
November 7, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097221/resveratrol-attenuates-oxidative-damage-through-activating-mitophagy-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#10
Hui Wang, Tianyue Jiang, Wei Li, Na Gao, Tao Zhang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disease, which is characterized by the extracellular deposition of β-amyloid (Aβ). Previous studies reported that resveratrol, a natural herbal compound isolated from grapes, could alleviate the development and progression of AD. However, the underlying mechanism is still unclear. In the study, amyloid beta-peptide1-42 (Aβ1-42) -treated the differentiated rat pheochromocytoma cell line (PC12) was chosen as an AD cellular model. Our data showed that resveratrol attenuated Aβ1-42-induced cell death and significantly enhanced mitophagy including an increase in acidic vesicular organelle number, LC3-II/LC3-I ratio, Parkin and Beclin-1 expression, and LC3 and TOMM20 co-localization in Aβ1-42-treated PC12 cells...
October 31, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076434/cjk-7-a-novel-flavonoid-from-paulownia-tomentosa-triggers-cell-death-cascades-in-hct-116-human-colon-carcinoma-cells-via-redox-signaling
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Mahendra Pal Singh, Ki Hun Park, Sun Chul Kang
BACKGROUND: Colon cancer is the second most common cancer to cause death worldwide. About half of colon cancer patients require adjuvant therapy to control relapse following surgical resection. Therefore, abolition of tumor cell progression using an effective chemotherapeutic agent holds a feasible approach to treat patients suffering from colon cancer. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of geranylated flavonoid CJK-7, isolated from Paulownia tomentosa on HCT-116 human colon carcinoma cells...
October 26, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056525/ketogenic-diet-attenuates-neuronal-injury-via-autophagy-and-mitochondrial-pathways-in-pentylenetetrazol-kindled-seizures
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Bao-Hui Wang, Qun Hou, Yu-Qiang Lu, Meng-Meng Jia, Tao Qiu, Xiao-Hang Wang, Zheng-Xiang Zhang, Yan Jiang
Autophagy alterations have been observed in a variety of neurological disorders, however, very few studies have focused on autophagy alterations in epilepsy. The ketogenic diet (KD) likely ameliorates neuronal loss in several seizure models. However, whether this neuroprotective function occurs via starvation-induced autophagy and its prevalence in chronic kindled seizures remains unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the role of autophagy following seizure under KD, and the potential mechanism involved...
October 19, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034233/role-of-cardiolipin-in-mitochondrial-signaling-pathways
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REVIEW
Jan Dudek
The phospholipid cardiolipin (CL) is an essential constituent of mitochondrial membranes and plays a role in many mitochondrial processes, including respiration and energy conversion. Pathological changes in CL amount or species composition can have deleterious consequences for mitochondrial function and trigger the production of reactive oxygen species. Signaling networks monitor mitochondrial function and trigger an adequate cellular response. Here, we summarize the role of CL in cellular signaling pathways and focus on tissues with high-energy demand, like the heart...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965951/polydatin-ameliorates-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-via-sirt3-activation
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Mingming Zhang, Shanjie Wang, Zheng Cheng, Zhenyu Xiong, Jianjun Lv, Zhi Yang, Tian Li, Shuai Jiang, Jing Gu, Dongdong Sun, Yanhong Fan
BACKGROUND: Diabetic cardiomyopathy is identified as cardiac ventricular dysfunction induced by an insulin shortage in diabetic patients. Our previous studies have shown that Polydatin (PD) alleviates cardiac dysfunction after myocardial infarction (MI) injury. Nevertheless, the mechanism by which PD regulates diabetic cardiomyopathy has not been reported. METHODS: In this study, we demonstrated the effects and described the mechanisms of PD in diabetic cardiomyopathy in both adult mouse hearts and neonatal mouse cardiomyocytes...
November 25, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957801/globular-adiponectin-attenuated-h2o2-induced-apoptosis-in-rat-chondrocytes-by-inducing-autophagy-through-the-ampk-mtor-pathway
#15
Junzheng Hu, Weiding Cui, Wenxiao Ding, Yanqing Gu, Zhen Wang, Weimin Fan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Chondrocyte apoptosis is closely related to the development and progression of osteoarthritis. Global adiponectin (gAPN), secreted from adipose tissue, possesses potent anti-inflammatory and antiapoptotic properties in various cell types. This study aimed to investigate the role of autophagy induced by gAPN in the suppression of H2O2-induced apoptosis and the potential mechanism of gAPN-induced autophagy in chondrocytes. METHODS: H2O2 was used to induce apoptotic injury in rat chondrocytes...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924347/the-mechanisms-of-graphene-based-materials-induced-programmed-cell-death-a-review-of-apoptosis-autophagy-and-programmed-necrosis
#16
REVIEW
Lingling Ou, Shaoqiang Lin, Bin Song, Jia Liu, Renfa Lai, Longquan Shao
Graphene-based materials (GBMs) are widely used in many fields, including biomedicine. To date, much attention had been paid to the potential unexpected toxic effects of GBMs. Here, we review the recent literature regarding the impact of GBMs on programmed cell death (PCD). Apoptosis, autophagy, and programmed necrosis are three major PCDs. Mechanistic studies demonstrated that the mitochondrial pathways and MAPKs (JNK, ERK, and p38)- and TGF-β-related signaling pathways are implicated in GBMs-induced apoptosis...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843778/elimination-of-dysfunctional-mitochondria-through-mitophagy-suppresses-benzo-a-pyrene-induced-apoptosis
#17
Durgesh Nandini Das, Prajna Paramita Naik, Subhadip Mukhopadhyay, Prashanta Kumar Panda, Niharika Sinha, Biswa Ranjan Meher, Sujit K Bhutia
Mitophagy, a special type of autophagy, plays an important role in the mitochondria quality control and cellular homeostasis. In this study, we examined the molecular mechanism of mitophagy induction with benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P), a ubiquitous polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, which acts as a prosurvival response against apoptotic cell death. Our study showed that B[a]P displayed higher cytotoxicity in autophagy-deficient HaCaT cells as compared to control. Further, we showed that B[a]P triggered the Beclin-1-dependent autophagy through the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR)/AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) pathway...
August 24, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808311/antitumor-properties-of-coenzyme-q0-against-human-ovarian-carcinoma-cells-via-induction-of-ros-mediated-apoptosis-and-cytoprotective-autophagy
#18
You-Cheng Hseu, Tai-Jung Tsai, Mallikarjuna Korivi, Jer-Yuh Liu, Hui-Jye Chen, Chung-Ming Lin, Yi-Chun Shen, Hsin-Ling Yang
Coenzyme Q0 (CoQ0, 2,3-dimethoxy-5-methyl-1,4-benzoquinone) has been reported to exert anticancer properties against human breast/lung cancer cells. This study investigated the in vitro and in vivo anticancer properties of CoQ0 on human ovarian carcinoma (SKOV-3) cells and xenografted nude mice, and revealed the underlying molecular mechanism. CoQ0 induced G2/M arrest through downregulation of cyclin B1/A and CDK1/K2 expressions. CoQ0-induced autophagy as a survival mechanism was evidenced by increased accumulation of LC3-II, GFP-LC3 puncta, AVOs formation and Beclin-1/Bcl-2 dysregulation...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804535/hongjingtian-injection-attenuates-myocardial-oxidative-damage-via-promoting-autophagy-and-inhibiting-apoptosis
#19
Shujing Zhang, Ling Zhang, Han Zhang, Guanwei Fan, Jiuwen Qiu, Zongbao Fang, Haibo Wu, Yi Wang, Xiaoping Zhao
Natural products with antioxidative activities are widely applied to prevent and treat various oxidative stress related diseases, including ischemic heart disease. However, the cellular and molecular mechanisms of those therapies are still needed to be illustrated. In this study, we characterized the cardioprotective effects of Hongjingtian Injection (HJT), an extensively used botanical drug for treating coronary heart disease. The H/R-induced profound elevation of oxidative stress was suppressed by HJT. HJT also attenuates oxidative injury by promoting cell viability, intracellular ATP contents, and mitochondrial oxygen consumption...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803810/autophagy-plays-a-positive-role-in-zinc-induced-apoptosis-in-intestinal-porcine-epithelial-cells
#20
Xin Zhou, Yansen Li, ChunMei Li
A high‑zinc (Zn) diet has been found to promote growth performance in pigs, but causes cell apoptosis in the intestinal epithelium. To investigate the mechanism underlying the high dietary Zn-induced apoptosis in porcine small intestinal epithelium, IPEC-J2 cells (intestinal porcine epithelial cells) were used to determine the effect of Zn on cell inhibitory, apoptosis, and mitochondrial membrane potential and autophagy in vitro. Results showed that Zn inhibited IPEC-J2 cell proliferation and induced apoptosis and autophagy...
October 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
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