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Vincenzo Carafa, Angela Nebbioso, Francesca Cuomo, Dante Rotili, Gilda Cobellis, Paola Bontempo, Alfonso Baldi, Enrico P Spugnini, Gennaro Citro, Angela Chambery, Rosita Russo, Menotti Ruvo, Paolo Ciana, Luca Maravigna, Jani Shaik, Enrico Radaelli, Pasqualino De Antonellis, Domenico Tarantino, Adele Pirolli, Rino Ragno, Massimo Zollo, Hendrik G Stunnenberg, Antonello Mai, Lucia Altucci
PURPOSE: Alteration in cell death is a hallmark of cancer. A functional role regulating survival, apoptosis and necroptosis has been attributed to RIP1/3 complexes. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We have investigated the role of RIP1 and the effects of MC2494 in cell death induction, using different methods as flow cytometry, transcriptome analysis, immunoprecipitation, enzymatic assays, transfections, mutagenesis and in vivo studies with different mice models. RESULTS: Here, we show that RIP1 is highly expressed in cancer and we define a novel RIP1/3-SIRT1/2-HAT1/4 complex...
March 13, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
June Lee, Karabasappa Mailar, Ok-Kyung Yoo, Won Jun Choi, Young-Sam Keum
Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) catalyzes the enzymatic degradation of heme to produce three anti-oxidant molecules: carbon monoxide (CO), ferrous ion (Fe2+ ), and biliverdin. Induction of HO-1 is currently considered as a feasible strategy to treat oxidative stress-related diseases. In the present study, we identified marliolide as a novel inducer of HO-1 in human normal keratinocyte HaCaT cells. Mechanism-based studies demonstrated that the induction of HO-1 by marliolide occurred through activation of NRF2/ARE via direct binding of marliolide to KEAP1...
February 23, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Murat Ozle, Dilek A Uğar Çankal, Mert Ilhan, Hikmet Keleş, Esra Küpeli Akkol
OBJECTIVES: Ankaferd BloodStopper® (ABS) is an herbal extract which has been used historically as a hemostatic agent in traditional Turkish medicine. ABS comprises of standardized mixture of herbs Thymus vulgaris, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Vitis vinifera, Alpinia officinarum, and Urtica dioica. In addition to its hemostatic effects, the herb ABS contains some other biological effects including antioxidant and antitumoral properties. The aim of this study is to investigate the chemopreventive effects of ABS in 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)-induced oral epithelial dysplasia...
March 2, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
Wafa Al-Dhaheri, Imam Hassouna, Sherif M Karam
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United Arab Emirates and worldwide. Although many factors contribute to the high incidence of breast cancer, a considerable number of cases are related to environmental factors. In the present study, breast cancer was induced in female rats using a single dose, 80 mg/kg body wt, of the environmental carcinogen 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA). The aim of the present study, was to characterize some of the molecular changes that occur during breast cancer development in the DMBA-treated rat model...
February 28, 2018: Oncology Reports
Md Wasimul Haque, Shakti Prasad Pattanayak
Background: Breast cancer (BC), because of its invasive characteristics, is one of the most common and deadliest cancers among the female population around the world. Research has demonstrated that AhR signaling also plays a vital role in BC initiation and development as well. Therefore, blocking this pathway to natural interferences paves a new channel for the prevention of BC. Several natural compounds such as flavonoids possess the anticancer activities against different cancers. Objective: The present study has been designed to estimate the chemotherapeutic potential of taxifolin (TAX) against 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA)-induced mammary carcinoma in Sprague-Dawley rats...
January 2018: Pharmacognosy Magazine
Kulvinder Kumar, Preety Ghanghas, S N Sanyal
The present study explored the events of angiogenesis and apoptosis in 7,12-dimethyl benz(a)anthracene (DMBA)-induced lung cancer in rat and its chemoprevention with Imatinib, a receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Further, it includes lipopolysaccharide (LPS) mediating inflammation along with DMBA for the promotion of lung carcinogenesis. The animals received a single intratracheal instillation of DMBA (20 mg/kg body weight) in olive oil and LPS (0.6 mg/kg body weight) to induce tumors in 16 weeks. Besides morphology and histology of the lung tissues, RT-PCR, western blots, and immunofluorescence were performed for the expression of apoptotic and angiogenic proteins...
February 16, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Renganathan Selvasundaram, Shanmugam Manoharan, Rajamanickam Buddhan, Mani Neelakandan, Radhakrishnan Murali Naidu
7,12-Dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA)-induced hamster buccal pouch carcinogenesis is widely preferred to assess the tumor-inhibiting efficacy of the medicinal plants or their constituents. The present study explores the tumor-inhibiting potential of esculetin by utilizing the status of lipid peroxidation by products (thiobarbituric acid reactive substances), antioxidants (vitamin E, reduced glutathione, superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase), and phase I and phase II detoxification agents as biochemical end points and by using histopathological studies as well in DMBA-induced hamster buccal pouch carcinogenesis...
February 12, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Abhishek Kumar, Priyashree Sunita, Shivesh Jha, Shakti P Pattanayak
Breast cancer (BC) is a persistent and impulsive metabolic disorder with the highest prevalence in women, worldwide. 7,12-Dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA) is a potent polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-based carcinogen producing mammary carcinomas in rats resembling the human hormone-dependent BC. 7,8-Dihydroxycoumarin (78DC) is a coumarin derivative that possesses diversified and favorable pharmacology profile to be considered in anticancer research against various malignancies. The present study was intended to investigate the antiproliferative and chemotherapeutic potentials of 78DC (20, 40, and 80 mg/kg BW) against DMBA (20 mg in olive oil)-induced mammary carcinoma Sprague-Dawley rats...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
Joonsung Hwang, Nak Kyun Soung, Ho Jin Han, Yongjun Lee, Tae Woong Choi, Jiyun Mun, Hyunjoo Cha-Molstad, Kyung Ho Lee, Hyo Joon Kim, Hee Gu Lee, Jin Tae Hong, Jong Seog Ahn, Yong Tae Kwon, Bo Yeon Kim
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. The incidence rate of skin cancer has continuously increased over the past decades. In an effort to discover novel anticancer agents, we identified a novel tubulin inhibitor STK899704 which is structurally distinct from other microtubule-binding agents such as colchicine, vinca alkaloids, and taxanes. STK899704 inhibited microtubule polymerization leading to mitotic arrest, and suppressed the proliferation of various cancer cell lines as well as multidrug-resistance cancer cell lines...
February 2, 2018: Experimental Dermatology
Meilan Xue, Xinqiang Ji, Hui Liang, Ying Liu, Bing Wang, Lingling Sun, Weiwei Li
Recent research studies have shown that the intestinal flora are related to the occurrence and progress of breast cancer. This study investigates the effect of fucoidan on intestinal flora and intestinal barrier function in rats with 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)-induced breast cancers. Sixty female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to the control group, the model group, and the F1 and F2 groups, which were fed fucoidan at concentrations of 200 and 400 mg per kg bw (body weight), respectively...
January 31, 2018: Food & Function
Liliana Ferreira, Rui Vitorino, Maria João Neuparth, David Rodrigues, Adelina Gama, Ana I Faustino-Rocha, Rita Ferreira, Paula A Oliveira
BACKGROUND/AIM: Intense pulsed light (IPL) has been extensively applied in the field of dermatology and aesthetics; however, the long-term consequences of its use are poorly unknown, and to the best of our knowledge there is no study on the effect of IPL in neoplastic lesions. In order to better understand the molecular mechanisms underlying IPL application in the skin, we used an animal model of carcinogenesis obtained by chemical induction with 12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA) and 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA)...
February 2018: Anticancer Research
Dunwei Wang, Pengcheng Liu
BACKGROUND A recent focus in skin cancer prevention intervenes though modulating molecular links between inflammation and cell growth signaling, such as NF-κB. This study elucidates the effect of a non-tumor promoting phorbol ester, ingenol-3-angelate (I3A), on the growth of human melanoma cells and on the 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA)-induced skin inflammation and 7,12-Dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA)-induced skin carcinoma in mice. MATERIAL AND METHODS Cell viability was assessed by MTT assay, cell proliferation by clonogenic assay, apoptosis and cell cycle arrest was analyzed by flow cytometry, protein expression was studied by IHC and Western blotting, and gene expression by qPCR...
January 25, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Subhadeep Roy, Manjari Singh, Atul Rawat, Uma Devi, Swetlana Gautam, Rajnish Kumar Yadav, Jitendra Kumar Rawat, Md Nazam Ansari, Abdulaziz S Saeedan, Dinesh Kumar, Gaurav Kaithwas
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effect of gamma linolenic acid (GLA) on mitochondrial mediated death apoptosis, hypoxic microenvironment and cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway against 7, 12-dimethylbenz (a) anthracene (DMBA) induced mammary gland carcinoma. The effects of GLA were evaluated morphologically and biochemically against DMBA induced mammary gland carcinoma. The metabolic study was done for evaluation of biomarkers using 1H NMR. The present study was also verified through immunoblotting and qRT-PCR studies for the evaluation of various pathways...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Luiz Gustavo de Almeida Chuffa, Grazielle de Moura Ferreira, Luiz Antonio Lupi, Iseu da Silva Nunes, Wagner José Fávaro
BACKGROUND: Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are transmembrane proteins expressed on the surface of ovarian cancer (OC) and immune cells. Identifying the specific roles of the TLR-mediated signaling pathways in OC cells is important to guide new treatments. Because immunotherapies have emerged as the adjuvant treatment for patients with OC, we investigated the effect of a promising immunotherapeutic strategy based on protein aggregate magnesium-ammonium phospholinoleate-palmitoleate anhydride (P-MAPA) combined with cisplatin (CIS) on the TLR2 and TLR4 signaling pathways via myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) and TLR-associated activator of interferon (TRIF) in an in vivo model of OC...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Ovarian Research
Xia Zhang, Cuiyu Bao, Jingping Zhang
Breast cancer is amongst the most common cancers causing death of women worldwide. Breast cancer occurrence is more prominent in people with diabetes. A recent trend is management of diabetes and cancer has evolved to be natural remedy including single molecule therapy or combination. In this study, we investigated the effect of inotodiol on breast cancer growth in diabetic conditions. Inotodiol is a lanostane triterpenoid found in natural resources like edible mushroom Inonotus obliquus. We established a rat model of diabetic-breast cancer by treating female Sprague-Dawley rats with streptazotocin (STZ) at 35 mg/kg followed by induction of breast cancer by administration of 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA) at 10 mg/kg...
January 10, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Arunkumar Ramu, Suresh Kathiresan, Hemavardhini Ramadoss, Anandhi Nallu, Ramachandran Kaliyan, Theerthu Azamuthu
Gramine, a natural indole alkaloid found in Hordeum vulgare has been possesses anti-mutagenic properties. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of gramine on inflammation and proliferation in 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene(DMBA)-induced hamster buccal pouch (HBP) carcinogenesis. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase phosphorylation trigged PI3K/Akt/mTOR and JAK signaling that activates NF-κB and STAT3. In contrast, gramine suppressed EGFR tyrosine kinase phosphorylation and simultaneously inhibiting PI3K/Akt/mTOR and JAK phosphorylation, thereby blockage NF-κB and STAT3 nuclear translocation...
December 26, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Govindhan Annamalai, Kathiresan Suresh
Nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB) and activator protein 1 (AP-1) is a major transcription factor which regulates many biological and pathological processes such as inflammation and cell proliferation, which are major implicates in cancer progression. [6]-Shogaol ([6]-SHO) is a major constituent of ginger, exhibits various biological properties such as anti-oxidants, anti-inflammation and anti-tumor. Recently, we proven that [6]-SHO prevents oral squamous cell carcinoma by activating proapoptotic factors in in vitro and in vivo experimental model...
December 26, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Bianka Bojková, Karol Kajo, Terézia Kisková, Peter Kubatka, Pavol Žúbor, Peter Solár, Martin Péč, Marián Adamkov
The data from in-vitro and in-vivo studies show that both peroral antidiabetic metformin (MF) and pineal hormone melatonin (MT) inhibit the growth of many cancers, including breast cancer. However, most in-vivo studies used standard-type diet with low fat content. Therefore, in this study, we evaluated the chemopreventive effect of MF and MT in an in-vivo model of breast cancer in rats on a high-fat diet (10% of total fat). Mammary carcinogenesis was induced by 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) in female Sprague-Dawley rats...
December 1, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
Kazim Sahin, Mehmet Tuzcu, Mehmet Yabas, Cemal Orhan, Nurhan Sahin, Ibrahim H Ozercan
The goals of the present study were to define the anticancer activity of LFM-A13 (α-cyano-β-hydroxy-β-methyl-N-(2,5-dibromophenyl)-propenamide), a potent inhibitor of Polo-like kinase (PLK), in a mouse mammary cancer model induced by 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA) in vivo and explore its anticancer mechanism(s). We also examined whether the inhibition of PLK by LFM-A13 would improve the efficiency of paclitaxel in breast cancer growth in vivo. To do this, female BALB/c mice received 1 mg of DMBA once a week for 6 weeks with oral gavage...
November 15, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
Pieter A Cohen, John C Travis, Peter H J Keizers, Patricia Deuster, Bastiaan J Venhuis
BACKGROUND: The United States Food and Drug Administration banned the stimulant 1,3-dimethylamylamine (1,3-DMAA) from dietary supplements and warned consumers that the stimulant can pose cardiovascular risks ranging from high blood pressure to heart attacks. OBJECTIVES: We designed our study to determine if a new stimulant similar in structure to 1,3-DMAA has been introduced as an ingredient in supplements sold in the United States (US). METHODS: We analyzed six brands of supplements that listed an ingredient on the label (e...
November 8, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
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