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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535504/long-non-coding-rna-kcnq1ot1-promotes-cataractogenesis-via-mir-214-and-activation-of-the-caspase-1-pathway
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Xin Jin, Hao Jin, Yan Shi, Yiyuan Guo, Hong Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: KCNQ1OT1 regulates the expression of tissue-specific imprinted genes within the Kcnq1 domain. Imprinted genes are positive regulators of apoptosis, one of the forms of cell death related to cataract formation, and thus may provide novel therapeutic targets for cataract treatment. Here, we studied the role of non-coding RNAs(ncRNA) in cataract formation. METHODS: Human lens epithelium cells (HLECs) were treated with H2O2, and the expression of KCNQ1OT1 and miR-214 was detected by qRT-PCR...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535007/protective-effect-of-salvia-miltiorrhiza-bunge-on-5-fluorouracil-induced-oral-mucositis
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Do Rim Kim, Jinsung Kim, Ja Young Oh, Ha Young Kim, Young Joo Kim, Mun Seog Chang
Oral mucositis is a common side-effect caused by chemotherapy or radiotherapy occurring in the majority of cancer patients and is characterized by inflammation and ulcers in the oral mucosa. In the present study, we examined the protective effects of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (SM) on oral mucositis induced by 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in human pharyngeal cells and golden Syrian hamsters. We investigated the proliferation and antioxidant abilities of SM using MTT, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) assays in vitro...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534978/demethylzeylasteral-ameliorates-inflammation-in-a-rat-model-of-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction-through-inhibiting-activation-of-the-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Qiang Wang, Yanmei Xiao, Tongwei Liu, Haibo Yuan, Chunwu Li
The present study investigated the pharmacodynamic role and therapeutic mechanism of demethylzeylasteral in the suppression of inflammation in a rat model of unilateral ureteral obstruction and reduction in nuclear factor (NF)‑κB pathway activity. The rats in the unilateral ureteral obstruction model were treated with 30‑120 mg/kg demethylzeylasteral for 8 weeks. The activities of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)‑α, interleukin (IL)‑6 and caspase‑3/9, and the protein expression levels of cyclooxygenase (COX)‑2 and intercellular adhesion molecule‑1 (ICAM‑1) and NF‑κB p65 were analyzed using ELISA kits and western blot analyses, respectively...
May 16, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534969/the-cdc2-cdk1-inhibitor-purvalanol-a-enhances-the-cytotoxic-effects-of-taxol-through-op18-stathmin-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Xian Chen, Ying Liao, Dan Long, Ting Yu, Fang Shen, Xuechi Lin
Purvalanol A is a highly selective inhibitor of Cdc2 [also known as cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (CDK1)]. Taxol is an anti-tumor chemotherapeutic drug which is widely used clinically. In this study, the CDK1 inhibitor, purvalanol A was applied to explore the relevance of Cdc2 signaling and taxol sensitivity through analyses, such as cellular proliferation and apoptosis assays, ELISA, western blot analysis and immunoprecipitation. We demonstrated that purvalanol A effectively enhanced the taxol-induced apoptosis of NCI-H1299 cells, as well as its inhibitory effects on cellular proliferation and colony formation...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534965/cucurbitacin%C3%A2-b-induces-autophagy-and-apoptosis-by-suppressing-cip2a-pp2a-mtorc1-signaling-axis-in-human-cisplatin-resistant-gastric-cancer-cells
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Xuewen Liu, Chao Duan, Juanli Ji, Te Zhang, Xiaoning Yuan, Yunfei Zhang, Wenjing Ma, Jingyuan Yang, Linsen Yang, Zhiguo Jiang, Huiliang Yu, Ying Liu
Cancerous inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2A (CIP2A) is a human oncoprotein that is overexpressed in multiple kinds of tumors including gastric cancer (GC). Mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) over-activation is detected in GC and many other cancers. Previous study found that CIP2A/mTORC1 controls cell growth and autophagy through direct association. CIP2A plays an 'oncogenic nexus' in several cancer types to participate in the tumorigenic transformation and chemoresistance. In the present study, we investigated whether Cucurbitacin B (CuB), a natural compound found in Cucurbitaceae, can be used in cisplatin (DDP)-resistant human GC cell line SGC7901/DDP...
May 18, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534853/the-1-tosylpentan-3-one-protects-against-6-hydroxydopamine-induced-neurotoxicity
#6
Chien-Jen Kao, Wu-Fu Chen, Bo-Lin Guo, Chien-Wei Feng, Han-Chun Hung, Wen-Ya Yang, Chun-Sung Sung, Kuan-Hao Tsui, Hsin Chu, Nan-Fu Chen, Zhi-Hong Wen
Previous studies have demonstrated that the marine compound austrasulfone, isolated from the soft coral Cladiella australis, exerts a neuroprotective effect. The intermediate product in the synthesis of austrasulfone, dihydroaustrasulfone alcohol, attenuates several inflammatory responses. The present study uses in vitro and in vivo methods to investigate the neuroprotective effect of dihydroaustrasulfone alcohol-modified 1-tosylpentan-3-one (1T3O). Results from in vitro experiments show that 1T3O effectively inhibits 6-hydroxydopamine-induced (6-OHDA-induced) activation of both p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and caspase-3 in SH-SY5Y cells; and enhances nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) expression via phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (Akt) signaling...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534645/the-mitochondria-targeting-peptide-elamipretide-diminishes-circulating-htra2-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Marcus Hortmann, Samuel Robinson, Moritz Mohr, Maximillian Mauler, Daniela Stallmann, Jochen Reinöhl, Daniel Duerschmied, Karlheinz Peter, James Carr, C Michael Gibson, Christoph Bode, Ingo Ahrens
BACKGROUND: The extent of myocardial damage in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) depends on both the time to reperfusion as well as injury induced by ischaemia-reperfusion resulting in a cascade of cellular and humoral reactions. As a consequence of ischaemia-reperfusion in the heart, the high-temperature requirement serine peptidase 2 (HtrA2) is translocated from the mitochondria to the cytosol, whereupon it induces protease activity-dependent apoptosis mediated via caspases...
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534513/protein-disulfide-isomerase-a4-acts-as-a-novel-regulator-of-cancer-growth-through-the-procaspase-pathway
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T-F Kuo, T-Y Chen, S-T Jiang, K-W Chen, Y-M Chiang, Y-J Hsu, Y-J Liu, H-M Chen, K K Yokoyama, K-C Tsai, H-H Yeh, Y-R Chen, M-T Yang, C-Y Yang, W-C Yang
Protein disulfide isomerase a4 (PDIA4) is implicated in the growth and death of tumor cells; however, its molecular mechanism and therapeutic potential in cancer are unclear. Here, we found that PDIA4 expression was upregulated in a variety of tumor cell lines and human lung adenocarcinoma tissues. Knockdown and overexpression of PDIA4 in tumor cells showed that PDIA4 facilitated cell growth via the reduction of caspases 3 and 7 activity. Consistently, Lewis lung carcinoma cells overexpressing PDIA4 grew faster than did parental cells in tumor-bearing mice, as shown by a reduced survival rate, increased tumor size and metastasis, and decreased cell death and caspases 3 and 7 activity...
May 22, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534197/pcmt1-ameliorates-neuronal-apoptosis-by-inhibiting-the-activation-of-mst1-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rats
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Ligen Shi, Ammar Al-Baadani, Keren Zhou, Anwen Shao, Shenbin Xu, Sheng Chen, Jianmin Zhang
Mammalian sterile 20-like kinase 1 (MST1) is found to promote neuronal apoptosis. Protein-L-isoaspartate (D-aspartate) O-methyltransferase (PCMT1), an anti-apoptosis factor, was recently identified as an MST1-interacting protein. This study aims to explore the potential role of PCMT1 in reducing MST1-induced neuronal apoptosis after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in rats. One hundred ninety-eight male Sprague-Dawley rats were used. An exogenous PCMT1 agonist, CGP 3466B, was injected subcutaneously 1 h after the SAH induced by endovascular perforation...
May 22, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533778/dnase1l3-regulates-inflammasome-dependent-cytokine-secretion
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Guilan Shi, Kennady N Abbott, Wenbo Wu, Russell D Salter, Peter A Keyel
Pediatric-onset systemic lupus erythematosus arises in humans and mice lacking the endonuclease Dnase1L3. When Dnase1L3 is absent, DNA from circulating apoptotic bodies is not cleared, leading to anti-DNA antibody production. Compared to early anti-DNA and anti-chromatin responses, other autoantibody responses and general immune activation in Dnase1L3(-/-) mice are greatly delayed. We investigated the possibility that immune activation, specifically inflammasome activation, is regulated by Dnase1L3. Here, we report that Dnase1L3 inhibition blocked both NLR family, pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP3) and NLRC4 inflammasome-mediated release of high-mobility group box 1 protein and IL-1β...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532818/tdp-43-upregulation-mediated-by-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-induces-cognitive-impairment-in-2-2-4-4-tetrabromodiphenyl-ether-bde-47-treated-mice
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Juan Zhuang, Xin Wen, Yan-Qiu Zhang, Qun Shan, Zi-Feng Zhang, Gui-Hong Zheng, Shao-Hua Fan, Meng-Qiu Li, Dong-Mei Wu, Bin Hu, Jun Lu, Yuan-Lin Zheng
It is now commonly known that exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) may cause neurotoxicity and cognitive deficits in children as well as adults, but the underlying mechanisms are still not clear. In the present study, we aimed to elucidate the potential underlying mechanism of 2, 2', 4, 4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47)-induced neurotoxicity and cognitive impairment. Our results showed that BDE-47-treated mice exhibited impaired cognition and robust upregulation of nuclear TDP-43 in the hippocampus...
May 19, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532669/cytotoxic-pterosins-from-pteris-multifida-roots-against-hct116-human-colon-cancer-cells
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Jung Wha Kim, Hong Pyo Kim, Sang Hyun Sung
Two new pterosin glycosides, (2S,3S)-pterosin C 3-O-β-d-(4'-(E)-caffeoyl)-glucopyranoside (1) and (2S,3S)-pterosin C 3-O-β-d-(6'-(E)-p-coumaroyl)-glucopyranoside (2), were isolated from Pteris multifida (Pteridaceae) roots along with ten known pterosin compounds (3-12). The chemical structures of the isolated compounds were elucidated by extensive analysis of the 1D, 2D NMR, HRESIMS, and CD spectroscopic data. The cytotoxicities of 1-12 against HCT116 human colorectal cancer cell line were evaluated. Among the isolates, compound 1 showed moderate antiproliferative activity in HCT116 cells with an IC50 value of 8...
May 11, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531279/mechanisms-governing-inflammasome-activation-assembly-and-pyroptosis-induction
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Sannula Kesavardhana, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
Inflammasomes are multimeric protein complexes that regulate inflammatory responses and pyroptotic cell death to exert host defense against microbes. Intracellular pattern-recognition receptors such as nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich repeat receptors (NLRs) and absent in melanoma 2 like receptors (ALRs) assemble the inflammasome complexes in response to pathogens and danger or altered-self signals in the cell. Inflammasome sensors, in association with an adaptor protein - apoptosis associated speck-like protein containing a caspase-activation and -recruitment domain (ASC) - activate inflammatory caspase-1 to enable the release of inflammatory cytokines and induce cell death, conferring host defense against pathogens...
May 20, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531143/a-4-phenoxyphenol-derivative-exerts-inhibitory-effects-on-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-through-regulating-autophagy-and-apoptosis-accompanied-by-downregulating-%C3%AE-tubulin-expression
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Wen-Tsan Chang, Wangta Liu, Yi-Han Chiu, Bing-Hung Chen, Shih-Chang Chuang, Yen-Chun Chen, Yun-Tzh Hsu, Mei-Jei Lu, Shean-Jaw Chiou, Chon-Kit Chou, Chien-Chih Chiu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a leading cancer worldwide. Advanced HCCs are usually resistant to anticancer drugs, causing unsatisfactory chemotherapy outcomes. In this study, we showed that a 4-phenoxyphenol derivative, 4-[4-(4-hydroxyphenoxy)phenoxy]phenol (4-HPPP), exerts an inhibitory activity against two HCC cell lines, Huh7 and Ha22T. We further investigated the anti-HCC activities of 4-HPPP, including anti-proliferation and induction of apoptosis. Our results showed that higher dosage of 4-HPPP downregulates the expression of α-tubulin and causes nuclear enlargement in both the Huh-7 and Ha22T cell lines...
May 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529944/optimization-of-time-for-neural-stem-cells-transplantation-for-brain-stroke-in-rats
#15
Seyyed Mohyeddin Ziaee, Parisa Tabeshmehr, Khawaja Husnain Haider, Majidreza Farrokhi, Abdolhamid Shariat, Atena Amiri, Seyed Mojtaba Hosseini
BACKGROUND: Despite encouraging data in terms of neurological outcome, stem cell based therapy for ischemic stroke in experimental models and human patients is still hampered by multiple as yet un-optimized variables, i.e., time of intervention, that significantly influence the prognosis. The aim of the present study was to delineate the optimum time for neural stem cells (NSCs) transplantation after ischemic stroke. METHODS: The NSCs were isolated from 14 days embryo rat ganglion eminence and were cultured in NSA medium (neurobasal medium, 2% B27, 1% N2, bFGF 10 ng/mL, EGF 20 ng/mL and 1% pen/strep)...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529590/cepharanthine-exerts-antitumor-activity-on-choroidal-melanoma-by-reactive-oxygen-species-production-and-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-activation
#16
Qi Zhu, Baofeng Guo, Linlin Chen, Qiuye Ji, Hang Liang, Naiyan Wen, Ling Zhang
Choroidal melanoma is the most common primary intraocular tumor in adults. Cepharanthine (CEP), a natural alkaloid extracted from the roots of Stephania cepharantha Hayata, has been demonstrated to inhibit the proliferation of various cancer cells. However, its potential anticancer effect in choroidal melanoma has not been clarified yet. In the present study, it was identified that CEP may potently inhibit the proliferation of human choroidal melanoma cells, induce cell death and cell cycle arrest, and activate cellular apoptotic proteins, including Bcl-2-associated X protein, caspase and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529245/inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-improves-insulin-resistance-of-l6-cells
#17
Fengyang Xie, Jian Zhu, Baolian Hou, Yuan Wang, Fanzhu Meng, Zhixing Ren, Shuping Ren
To explore the role of NF-κB activation in the development of insulin resistance and investigate whether or not that the inhibition of NF-κB activation by PDTC will improve the insulin resistance of L6 cells exposed to H2O2. L6 cells were treated with H2O2, PDTC or both H2O2 and PDTC for 4 hours. The uptake of glucose with stimulation of insulin, the expression of P38-MAPK, p- P38-MAPK, NF-κBp65, p- NF-κBp65, IRS-1, IRS-2, p-IRS-2, PI3K, IκBα, p- IκBα, caspase-8 and GLUT4, the production of ROS, TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-1β as well as the apoptosis rate of L6 cells were determined and compared in L6 treated with H2O2 alone or both H2O2 and PDTC...
May 20, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529240/protective-effects-of-curcumin-on-manganese-induced-bv-2-microglial-cell-death
#18
Euteum Park, Hong Sung Chun
Curcumin, a bioactive component in tumeric, has been shown to exert antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, hepatoprotective, and neuroprotective effects, but the effects of curcumin against manganese (Mn)-mediated neurotoxicity have not been studied. This study examined the protective effects of curcumin on Mn-induced cytotoxicity in BV-2 microglial cells. Curcumin (0.1-10 μM) dose-dependently prevented Mn (250 μM)-induced cell death. Mn-induced mitochondria-related apoptotic characteristics, such as caspase-3 and -9 activation, cytochrome c release, Bax increase, and Bcl-2 decrease, were significantly suppressed by curcumin...
May 20, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528862/crocetin-restores-diabetic-endothelial-progenitor-cell-dysfunction-by-enhancing-no-bioavailability-via-regulation-of-pi3k-akt-enos-and-ros-pathways
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Wei Cao, Jinjin Cui, Shufeng Li, Donghui Zhang, Yibo Guo, Qiannan Li, Ying Luan, Xian Liu
AIMS: Endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) dysfunction underlies a critical risk factor in diabetic vascular complications due to function defect in restoring endothelium injury. Crocetin has attracted increasing attention in several vascular-related diseases. In present study, we aimed to explore the role of crocetin in diabetic EPC dysfunction. MAIN METHODS: EPCs were isolated from bone marrow in diabetic mice and identified using the fluorescence staining and flow cytometry...
May 18, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528571/induction-effect-to-apoptosis-by-maitake-polysaccharide
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Lei Duan, Xiao-Lu Wu, Fei Zhao, Rong Zeng, Ke-Hu Yang
Polysaccharide extracted from the Maitake mushroom (MP) is considered as a potential anticancer agent. The present study was performed to investigate the cytotoxic effects of MP and vitamin C (VC) alone and in combination on the viability of human neuroglioma M059 K cells in vitro. A combination of MP (1.0 mg/mL) and VC (0.4 mmol/L) led to a 53.10% reduction in cell viability and this treatment induced cell cycle arrest at the G2/M phase, and apoptosis occurred in 38.54% of the cells. Results of Hoechst 33258 staining and Western blot showed apoptotic cells appeared and changes in the expression of apoptosis-related proteins (upregulation of Bax and caspase-3, downregulation of Bcl-2, and activation of poly-(ADP-ribose)-polymerase)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
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