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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488118/isoliquiritigenin-induces-cytotoxicity-in-pc-12-cells-in-vitro
#1
Hui-Hui Yang, Cheng Zhang, Shang-Hai Lai, Chuan-Chuan Zeng, Yun-Jun Liu, Xiu-Zhen Wang
Isoliquiritigenin (ISL) has been reported to have a wide range of biological activities. This study evaluated the cytotoxic effect of ISL on norvegicus pheochromocytoma cell line (PC-12 cells) and its possible molecular mechanism. The cytotoxicity in vitro of ISL against PC-12 cells was investigated by MTT assay. The migration and invasion of PC-12 cells were performed by scratch test and transwell assay. Apoptosis was evaluated by microscopy and flow cytometry. The reactive oxygen species (ROS) and mitochondrial membrane potential were studied by fluorescent microscopy...
May 9, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484969/autophagy-activation-alleviates-amyloid-%C3%AE-induced-oxidative-stress-apoptosis-and-neurotoxicity-in-human-neuroblastoma-sh-sy5y-cells
#2
Abhishek Kumar Singh, Akalabya Bissoyi, Mahendra Pratap Kashyap, Pradeep Kumar Patra, Syed Ibrahim Rizvi
Autophagy is an evolutionary conserved catabolic process that ensures continuous removal of damaged cell organelles and long-lived protein aggregates to maintain cellular homeostasis. Although autophagy has been implicated in amyloid-β (Aβ) production and deposition, its role in pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease remains elusive. Thus, the present study was undertaken to assess the cytoprotective and neuroprotective potential of autophagy on Aβ-induced oxidative stress, apoptosis and neurotoxicity in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells...
May 8, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478808/anticancer-activities-of-harmine-by-inducing-a-pro-death-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-human-gastric-cancer-cells
#3
Chuan Li, Yihai Wang, Chunhua Wang, Xiaomin Yi, Mingya Li, Xiangjiu He
BACKGROUND: Harmine, a β-carboline alkaloid from Peganum harmala, has multiple anti-tumor activities, especially for its folk therapy for digestive system neoplasm. However, the underlying mechanism of harmine on gastric cancer remains unclear. PURPOSE: To illuminate the potential anti-tumor activity and mechanism of harmine against gastric cancer cells. METHODS/STUDY DESIGNS: The anti-proliferative activity of harmine in vitro was evaluated by MTT assay...
May 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457391/cross-talk-between-sirtuin-1-and-high-mobility-box-1-in-steatotic-liver-graft-preservation
#4
M A Zaouali, A Panisello, A Lopez, E Folch, C Castro-Benítez, R Adam, J Roselló-Catafau
BACKGROUND: Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) is a nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide +-dependent histone deacetylase that regulates various pathways involved in ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). Moreover, high-mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1) has also been involved in inflammatory processes during IRI. However, the roles of both SIRT1 and HMGB1 in liver preservation is poorly understood. In this communication, we evaluated the potential relationship between SIRT1 and HMGB1 in steatotic and non-steatotic liver grafts preserved in Institute Georges Lopez solution (IGL-1) preservation solution enriched or not enriched with trimetazidine (TMZ)...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450048/liraglutide-alleviates-h2o2-induced-retinal-ganglion-cells-injury-by-inhibiting-autophagy-through-mitochondrial-pathways
#5
Xuefei Ma, Wenjian Lin, Zhenyu Lin, Ming Hao, Xinyuan Gao, Yue Zhang, Hongyu Kuang
Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), which exist in the inner retina, are the retinal neurons which can be damaged in the early stage of diabetic retinopathy (DR). Liraglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analog, exerts biological functions by binding the receptor (GLP-1R), the expression of which in RGC-5 cells was first shown by our team in 2012. It was reported that liraglutide prevented retinal neurodegeneration in diabetic subjects. However, the involvement of mechanisms such as autophagy and mitochondrial balance in liraglutide-induced retinal protection is unknown...
April 24, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449155/mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-effect-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-with-ppar-%C3%AE-agonist-or-exendin-4
#6
Mohamed Abd Elaziz Wassef, Ola M Tork, Laila A Rashed, Walaa Ibrahim, Heba Morsi, Dina Mohamed Mekawy Rabie
Therapy targeting mitochondria may provide novel ways to treat diabetes and its complications. Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-γ) agonists and exendin-4; an analog of glucagon-like peptide-1 have shown cardioprotective properties in many cardiac injury models. So, we evaluated their effects in diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) in relation to mitochondrial dysfunction. This work included seven groups of adult male albino rats: the control group, the non-treated diabetic group, and the treated diabetic groups: one group was treated with MSCs only, the second with pioglitazone only, the third with MSCs and pioglitazone, the forth with exendin-4 only and the fifth with MSCs and exendin-4...
April 27, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410195/antagonistic-effects-of-selenium-on-lead-induced-autophagy-by-influencing-mitochondrial-dynamics-in-the-spleen-of-chickens
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Yujing Han, Chunqiu Li, Mingjun Su, Zhihui Wang, Ning Jiang, Dongbo Sun
Lead (Pb) may damage the immune function in human and animal. Selenium (Se) has antagonistic effects on Pb. In our study, brown layer chickens were randomly allocated to control group, Se group (1 mg/kg Se), Se+Pb group (1 mg/kg Se and 350 mg/kg Pb), and Pb group (350 mg/kg Pb). The chickens were sacrificed on the 90th day; spleen tissues were subjected to observation of ultrastructure and detection of spleen-related indexes. The results revealed that in the Pb group, expression levels of the cytokines IL-1 and TNF-α significantly increased, and expression levels of IL-2 and INF-γ significantly decreased; activities of antioxidant enzyme GPX, SOD and CAT significantly decreased, and expression level of malondialdehyde (MDA) significantly increased; expression levels of mitochondrial fission-related genes (Mff and Drp1) significantly increased, and expression levels of mitochondrial fusion-related genes (Opa1, Mfn1 and Mfn2) significantly decreased; expression of autophagy-related genes (Beclin 1, Dynein, Atg 5, LC3-I and LC-II) was upregulated, while expression of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) was downregulated...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407242/the-role-of-autophagy-in-pro-inflammatory-responses-of-microglia-activation-via-mitochondrial-reactive-oxygen-species-in-vitro
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Junli Ye, Zhongxin Jiang, Xuehong Chen, Mengyang Liu, Jing Li, Na Liu
Microglia over-activation contributes to neurodegenerative processes by neurotoxin factors and pro-inflammatory molecules of pro-inflammatory processes. Mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) and autophagy pathway might be involved in microglial activation, but the underlying mechanism is unclear. Here we regulated autophagy pathway of microglia in vitro by autophagy inhibition (3-methyladenine treatment, siRNA-Beclin 1 or siRNA-ATG5 transfection) or induction (rapamycin treatment) in murine microglial BV-2 cells or cultured primary mouse microglial cells...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396174/sirt3-confers-protection-against-neuronal-ischemia-by-inducing-autophagy-involvement-of-the-ampk-mtor-pathway
#9
Shu-Hui Dai, Tao Chen, Xia Li, Kang-Yi Yue, Peng Luo, Li-Kun Yang, Jie Zhu, Yu-Hai Wang, Zhou Fei, Xiao-Fan Jiang
Sirtuin3 (Sirt3) is a member of the silent information regulator 2 (Sir2) family of proteins located in mitochondria that influences almost every major aspect of mitochondrial biology, including ATP generation and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. Our previous study showed that Sirt3 exerts protective effects against oxidative stress in neuronal cells. In this study, we investigated the role of Sirt3 in neuronal ischemia using an oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD) model. Sirt3 was up-regulated by OGD and overexpression of Sirt3 through lentivirus transfection significantly reduced OGD-induced lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release and neuronal apoptosis...
April 7, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386319/tetrahydrocurcumin-reduces-oxidative-stress-induced-apoptosis-via-the-mitochondrial-apoptotic-pathway-by-modulating-autophagy-in-rats-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Yongyue Gao, Zong Zhuang, Shanting Gao, Xiang Li, Zihuan Zhang, Zhennan Ye, Liwen Li, Chao Tang, Mengliang Zhou, Xiao Han, Jie Li
Tetrahydrocurcumin (THC) has been identified as a multi-functional neuroprotective agent in numerous neurological disorders. Oxidative stress as a result of injury may induce neuronal apoptosis after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Treatment with THC may improve neurological function following TBI by attenuating oxidative stress and apoptosis and by enhancing autophagy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the mechanism of neuroprotection by THC against oxidative stress-induced neuronal apoptosis after TBI...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381463/chronic-kidney-disease-induces-autophagy-leading-to-dysfunction-of-mitochondria-in-skeletal-muscle
#11
Zhen Su, Janet D Klein, Jie DU, Harold A Franch, Liping Zhang, Faten Hassounah, Matthew B Hudson, Xiaonan H Wang
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes loss of lean body mass by multiple mechanisms. This study examines whether autophagy-mediated proteolysis contributes to CKD-induced muscle wasting. We tested autophagy in the muscle of CKD mice with plantaris muscle overloading to mimic resistance exercise or with acupuncture plus low frequency electrical stimulation (Acu/LFES) treatment. In CKD muscle, Bnip3, Beclin-1, LC3II mRNAs and proteins were increased compared with control muscle, indicating autophagosome-lysosome formation induction...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347844/complex-inhibition-of-autophagy-by-mitochondrial-aldehyde-dehydrogenase-shortens-lifespan-and-exacerbates-cardiac-aging
#12
Yingmei Zhang, Cong Wang, Jingmin Zou, Aijun Sun, Lindsay K Hueckstaedt, Junbo Ge, Jun Ren
Autophagy, a conservative degradation process for long-lived and damaged proteins, participates in a cascade of biological processes including aging. A number of autophagy regulators have been identified. Here we demonstrated that mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2), an enzyme with the most common single point mutation in humans, governs cardiac aging through regulation of autophagy. Myocardial mechanical and autophagy properties were examined in young (4 mo) and old (26-28 mo) wild-type (WT) and global ALDH2 transgenic mice...
March 24, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219700/inhibition-of-ros-production-autophagy-or-apoptosis-signaling-reversed-the-anticancer-properties-of-antrodia-salmonea-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-mda-mb-231-cells
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Chia-Ting Chang, Mallikarjuna Korivi, Hui-Chi Huang, Varadharajan Thiyagarajan, Kai-Yuan Lin, Pei-Jane Huang, Jer-Yuh Liu, You-Cheng Hseu, Hsin-Ling Yang
We investigated the in vitro and in vivo anticancer properties of Antrodia salmonea (AS), a well-known edible/medicinal mushroom in Taiwan, on human triple-negative breast cancer (MDA-MB-231) cells and xenografted nude mice; and revealed the underlying molecular mechanisms involved in autophagic- and apoptotic-cell death. Treatment of MDA-MB-231 cells with fermented culture broth of AS (0-200 μg/mL) inhibited cell viability/growth. AS-induced autophagy was evidenced via increased LC3-II accumulation, GFP-LC3 puncta and AVOs formation in MDA-MB-231 cells...
February 20, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215535/ambra1-a-novel-bh3-like-protein-new-insights-into-the-ambra1-bcl2-family-proteins-relationship
#14
A Di Rita, F Strappazzon
Cellular homeostasis swings like a pendulum backward and forward between life and death. Two of the main processes, which regulate this equilibrium, are autophagy and apoptosis. While autophagy is a highly conserved self-digestion mechanism that mediates degradation of damaged or surplus components, apoptosis is a programmed cell suicide in which typical death signals induce the elimination of undesired cells. Both these processes are highly regulated by complex molecular machineries, including some common proteins whose "dual role" favors one process or the other...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112581/toxoplasma-gondii-induces-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-downregulation-of-mcl-1
#15
Jia-Qi Chu, Kai-Peng Jing, Xiang Gao, Peng Li, Rui Huang, Yan-Ru Niu, Shou-Quan Yan, Jun-Chao Kong, Cai-Yuan Yu, Ge Shi, Yi-Ming Fan, Young-Ha Lee, Yu Zhou, Juan-Hua Quan
Autophagy and apoptosis are critical for controlling Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection. T. gondii infection during pregnancy can damage the fetus and cause birth defects; however, the molecular mechanisms of this process are poorly understood. This study aims to determine the activities of autophagy and apoptosis as well as their regulatory mechanisms during T. gondii infection by using human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs) as a model of congenital diseases. LC3B, a hallmark protein of autophagy was incrementally upregulated with the infection duration, whereas p62 was downregulated in T...
March 4, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960106/aldose-reductase-deficiency-leads-to-oxidative-stress-induced-dopaminergic-neuronal-loss-and-autophagic-abnormality-in-an-animal-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Patrick K K Yeung, Angela K W Lai, Hyo Jin Son, Xu Zhang, Onyou Hwang, Stephen S M Chung, Sookja K Chung
Fungicide exposure causes degeneration of dopaminergic neurons and contributes to Parkinson's disease (PD). Benomyl inhibits enzymes responsible for detoxifying the reactive dopamine metabolite 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetaldehyde. Aldose reductase (AR) is known as tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) reductase that generates BH4, a cofactor for tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) involved in dopamine synthesis. AR also acts as an aldehyde reductase involved in detoxifying 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetaldehyde. In PD patients, the level of AR is significantly lower in the cerebellum...
February 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889531/sirt1-protects-cardiac-cells-against-apoptosis-induced-by-zearalenone-or-its-metabolites-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-zearalenol-through-an-autophagy-dependent-pathway
#17
Intidhar Ben Salem, Manel Boussabbeh, Julie Pires Da Silva, Arnaud Guilbert, Hassen Bacha, Salwa Abid-Essefi, Christophe Lemaire
Zearalenone (ZEN) is a non-steroidal estrogenic mycotoxin produced by several species of Fusarium in cereals and agricultural products. The major ZEN metabolites are α-zearalenol (α-ZOL) and β-zearalenol (β-ZOL). In the present study, we investigated the underlying mechanism of the toxicity induced by ZEN, α-ZOL and β-ZOL in cardiac cells (H9c2). We show that treatment with ZEN or its metabolites induces the activation of the mitochondrial pathway of apoptosis as characterized by an increase in ROS generation, a loss of mitochondrial transmembrane potential (ΔΨm) and an activation of caspases...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832632/autophagy-prevents-oxidative-stress-induced-loss-of-self-renewal-capacity-and-stemness-in-human-tendon-stem-cells-by-reducing-ros-accumulation
#18
Hua Chen, Heng-An Ge, Gen-Bing Wu, Biao Cheng, Yong Lu, Chaoyin Jiang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Tendon stem cells (TSCs) exhibit a high self-renewal capacity, multi-differentiation potential, and low immunogenicity; thus, these cells might provide a new cell source for tendon repair and regeneration. TSCs are exposed to increased oxidative stress at tendon injury sites; however, how TSCs maintain their stemness under oxidative stress is not clear. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this study, we found that H2O2 treatment increased ROS accumulation in human TSCs (hTSCs) and resulted in loss of self-renewal capacity and stemness, as reflected in reduced colony formation and proliferation, decreased expression of the stemness markers Nanog, Oct-4, NS, and SSEA-4, and impaired differentiation capability...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809300/inhibition-of-autophagy-increased-age-ros-mediated-apoptosis-in-mesangial-cells
#19
Li Xu, Qiuling Fan, Xu Wang, Xue Zhao, Lining Wang
The aim of our study was to investigate the role of autophagy, a homeostatic process involved in the lysosomal degradation of damaged cell organelles and proteins, in regulating the survival of mesangial cells treated with advanced glycation end products (AGEs). In the present study, AGEs induced mitochondrial depolarization and led to mitochondrial-dependent apoptosis in mesangial cells, as shown by the loss of the mitochondrial membrane potential; increased Bax processing; increased Caspase-9, Caspase-3 and PARP cleavage; and decreased Bcl-2 expression...
November 3, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784315/intraoperative-hemidiaphragm-electrical-stimulation-reduces-oxidative-stress-and-upregulates-autophagy-in-surgery-patients-undergoing-mechanical-ventilation-exploratory-study
#20
Robert T Mankowski, Shakeel Ahmed, Thomas Beaver, Marvin Dirain, Chul Han, Phillip Hess, Tomas Martin, Barbara K Smith, Shinichi Someya, Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, A Daniel Martin
BACKGROUND: Mechanical ventilation (MV) during a cardio-thoracic surgery contributes to diaphragm muscle dysfunction that impairs weaning and can lead to the ventilator- induced diaphragm dysfunction. Especially, it is critical in older adults who have lower muscle reparative capacity following MV. Reports have shown that the intraoperative intermittent hemidiaphragm electrical stimulation can maintain and/or improve post-surgery diaphragm function. In particular, from a molecular point of view, intermittent ES may reduce oxidative stress and increase regulatory autophagy levels, and therefore improve diaphragm function in animal studies...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
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