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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036264/immature-colon-carcinoma-transcript-1-promotes-proliferation-of-gastric-cancer-cells
#1
Zishu Wang, Gongsheng Jin, Qiong Wu, Rui Wang, Yumei Li
Gastric cancer is the fourth most common malignant tumor and has been considered as one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. The identification of the molecular mechanism during gastric cancer progression is urgently needed, which will help to develop more effective treatment strategies. As a component of the human mitoribosome, immature colon carcinoma transcript-1 (ICT1) might be involved in tumor formation and progression. However, its biological function and the corresponding mechanism in gastric cancer have been poorly characterized...
October 3, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036189/inhibition-of-cug-binding-protein-1-and-activation-of-caspases-are-critically-involved-in-piperazine-derivative-bk10007s-induced-apoptosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Ju-Ha Kim, Hee Young Kwon, Dong Hoon Ryu, Min-Ho Nam, Bum Sang Shim, Jin Han Kim, Jae Yeol Lee, Sung-Hoon Kim
Though piperazine derivative BK10007S was known to induce apoptosis in pancreatic cancer xenograft model as a T-type CaV3.1 a1G isoform calcium channel blocker, its underlying antitumor mechanism still remains unclear so far. Thus, in the present study, the antitumor mechanism of BK10007S was elucidated in hepatocellular carcinoma cells (HCCs). Herein, BK10007S showed significant cytotoxicity by 3-[4,5-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetra-zolium bromide (MTT) assay and anti-proliferative effects by colony formation assay in HepG2 and SK-Hep1 cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035827/ginsenoside-rg3-enhances-the-anti-proliferative-activity-of-erlotinib-in-pancreatic-cancer-cell-lines-by-downregulation-of-egfr-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
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Jin Jiang, Zuguo Yuan, Yiqing Sun, Yuan Bu, Wenfeng Li, Zhenghua Fei
Erlotinib has shown activity in the management of pancreatic cancer. However, the benefit of EGFR blockade is limited due to EGFR independent PI3K/Akt signaling pathway. Studies have reported that Ginsenoside Rg3 strongly inhibited PI3K-Akt signaling pathway of many carcinomas. We aimed to investigate the activity of Ginsenoside Rg3 to sensitize erlotinib in treating pancreatic cancer in vitro and in vivo. Human pancreatic cancer cell lines BxPC-3 and AsPC-1 were used. Cell proliferation and colony formation assay, Annexin V/PI apoptosis analysis, Western blot analysis, immunohistochemistry and in vivo study were carried out...
October 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035685/mechanistic-effect-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-the-submandibular-salivary-gland-in-ovariectomized-rats
#4
Zienab Gouda, Mohamed Khalifa, Sally Shalaby, Samia Hussein
To reveal the effect of human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUCB-MSCs) on the submandibular gland after bilateral ovariectomy, 21 adult Sprague-Dawley female rats were divided equally into three groups: sham-operated group (SHAM), ovariectomized group (OVX) and OVX received repeated intravenous injection of hUCB-MSCs group (OVX + hUCB-MSCs). RT-PCR for AQP3, AQP4, AQP5 and BMP6 gene expression was determined. The cellular localization and expression of anti-human CD105 anti-human CD34, anti-proliferating nuclear antigen (PCNA), anti-single stranded DNA(ssDNA), anti-Caspase 3, anti-aquaporin 1(AQP1) and anti-α smooth muscle actin(α-SMA) were determined immunohistochemically...
October 16, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035676/the-molecular-mechanism-and-neuroprotective-effect-of-dihydrocapsaicin-induced-mild-hypothermia-after-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-rats
#5
Xiaopeng Zhong, Xiujuan Wang, Fei Fei, ManCui Zhang, Po Ding, Shiwu Zhang
To investigate the molecular mechanism of dihydrocapsaicin (DHC)-induced mild hypothermia in rats, and to compare its protective effect on the central nervous system with that of a conventional method of inducing hypothermia, 24 healthy male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups based on the following conditions: control group, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) group, body surface cooling group, and DHC group. Tracheal clipping was used to mimic asphyxia arrest. Rats were assessed for their neurological deficit scores...
October 16, 2017: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035583/resveratrol-suppresses-growth-and-migration-of-myelodysplastic-cells-by-inhibiting-the-expression-of-elevated-cyclin-d1-ccnd1
#6
Wei Zhou, Shilin Xu, Yi Ying, Ruiqing Zhou, Xiaowei Chen
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of heterogeneous diseases characterized by poorly formed blood cells. We wanted to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanism to better determine pathogenesis, prognosis, diagnosis, and treatment for patients with MDS. We compared gene expression levels between normal and MDS tissue samples by immunohistochemical analysis. We studied the proliferation, survival, and migration of MDS cells using the EDU assay, colony formation, and transwell assays. We assessed the apoptotic rate and cell cycle status using flow cytometry and Hoechst staining...
October 16, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034805/in-vitro-investigation-of-the-effect-of-matrix-molecules-on-the-behavior-of-colon-cancer-cells-under-the-effect-of-geldanamycin-derivative
#7
Kamil Vural, Funda Kosova, Feyzan Özdal Kurt, İbrahim Tuğlu
The chaperone-binding drug, 17-allylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamycin, has recently come into clinical use. It is a derivative of geldanamycin, an ansamycin benzoquinone antibiotic with anti-carcinogenic effect. Understanding the effect of this drug on the cancer cells and their niche is important for treatment. We applied 17-allylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamycin to colon cancer cell line (Colo 205) on matrix molecules to investigate the relationship of apoptosis with terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling immunocytochemistry and related gene expression...
October 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034737/anti-allergic-inflammatory-effect-of-vanillic-acid-through-regulating-thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-secretion-from-activated-mast-cells
#8
Hyun-Ja Jeong, Sun-Young Nam, Hee-Yun Kim, Mu Hyun Jin, Mi Hye Kim, Seok Seon Roh, Hyung-Min Kim
Vanillic acid, which is well known as a benzoic acid derivative, has been used as a flavouring agent. Currently, we ascertained the therapeutic potential action of vanillic acid on allergic inflammatory reaction in human mast cell line, HMC-1. Treatment with vanillic acid resulted in a significant decrease in levels of thymic stromal lymphopoietin and pro-inflammatory cytokines compared to phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate and calcium ionophore A23187 (PMACI)-treated HMC-1 cells. In PMACI-stimulated cells, treatment with vanillic acid also dramatically inhibited activities of caspase-1 and nuclear factor-kB (p65)...
October 16, 2017: Natural Product 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/29032333/glucagon-like-peptide-1-improves-%C3%AE-cell-dysfunction-by-suppressing-the-mir-27a-induced-downregulation-of-atp-binding-cassette-transporter-a1
#10
Yue Yao, Yi Xu, Wei Wang, Jinchao Zhang, Qiang Li
Lipotoxicity is considered one of the main causes of deterioration in β-cells function. Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) has been revealed to protect and improve pancreatic β-cell function against lipotoxicity. However, the mechanism behind these is largely unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of GLP-1 on cholesterol-induced lipotoxicity in INS-1 cells and examine the underlying mechanisms. The cell viability was determined, and caspase-3 was used to assess the effects of GLP-1 on cholesterol-induced apoptosis...
October 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032182/catalpol-suppresses-osteosarcoma-cell-proliferation-through-blocking-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-emt-and-inducing-apoptosis
#11
Lei Wang, Gui-Bin Xue
Catalpol, an iridoid glucoside compound, is reported to possess diverse pharmacological actions. However, its effects on osteosarcoma are little to be known. In the present study, we showed that catalpol could strongly suppress osteosarcoma progression. Catalpol dose-dependently reduced the cancer cell viability. The migration of osteosarcoma cells was also consistently suppressed by catalpol treatment using the wound healing and transwell migration analysis. Catalpol reduced the expressions of Kras, receptor for activated C-kinase 1(RACK1) and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 in a dose-dependent manner, revealing the blockage of migration...
October 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032054/role-of-ethanolic-extract-of-bacopa-monnieri-against-1-methyl-4-phenyl-1-2-3-6-tetrahydropyridine-mptp-induced-mice-model-via-inhibition-of-apoptotic-pathways-of-dopaminergic-neurons
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Babita Singh, Shivani Pandey, Satyndra Kumar Yadav, Rajesh Verma, Surya Pratap Singh, Abbas Ali Mahdi
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease which causes rigidity, resting tremor and postural instability. The neuroprotective effects of an ethanolic extract of Bacopa monnieri (BM) were evaluated in a Parkinsonian mice model induced by the MPTP. The present study investigates the mechanisms of neuroprotection elicited by BM, an herb traditionally recognized by the Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda. An ethanolic extract of BM was co-treated with the MPTP induced mouse model of PD and was shown to significantly rescue the motor behaviour (Rotarod, Grip Strength and Foot Printing test)...
October 12, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032040/effects-of-dietary-ginkgo-biloba-leaf-extract-on-growth-performance-plasma-biochemical-parameters-fish-composition-immune-responses-liver-histology-and-immune-and-apoptosis-related-genes-expression-of-hybrid-grouper-epinephelus-lanceolatus%C3%A2-%C3%A3-epinephelus-fuscoguttatus%C3%A2
#13
Xiaohong Tan, Zhenzhu Sun, Qingying Liu, Huaqun Ye, Cuiyun Zou, Chaoxia Ye, Anli Wang, Heizhao Lin
For thousands of years, leaves from the Ginkgo biloba tree have been a common treatment in Chinese medicine. The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary ginkgo biloba leaf extract (GBE) supplementation on growth performance, plasma biochemical parameters, fish composition, immune responses, liver histology, and immune and apoptosis-related genes expression of hybrid grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus♂ × Epinephelus fuscoguttatus♀) fed high lipid diets. A basal diet supplemented with GBE at 0, 0...
October 11, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031697/ubiquitin-modifying-enzymes-and-regulation-of-the-inflammasome
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REVIEW
Michael G Kattah, Barbara A Malynn, Averil Ma
Ubiquitin and ubiquitin-modifying enzymes play critical roles in a wide variety of intracellular signaling pathways. Inflammatory signaling cascades downstream of TNF, TLR agonists, antigen receptor cross-linking, and cytokine receptors, all rely on ubiquitination events to direct subsequent immune responses. In the past several years, inflammasome activation and subsequent signal transduction have emerged as an excellent example of how ubiquitin signals control inflammatory responses. Inflammasomes are multiprotein signaling complexes that ultimately lead to caspase activation and release of the interleukin-1 (IL-1) family members, IL-1β and IL-18...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031534/salidroside-alleviates-high-glucose-induced-oxidative-stress-and-extracellular-matrix-accumulation-in-rat-glomerular-mesangial-cells-by-the-txnip-nlrp3-inflammasome-pathway
#15
Shiying Wang, Xinxin Zhao, Suxia Yang, Baoping Chen, Jun Shi
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a metabolic disease characterized by mesangial cell proliferation and extracellular matrix (ECM) accumulation. Salidroside (SAL) is the major ingredient in Rhodiola rosea and possesses beneficial effects on DN. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of SAL on high glucose (HG)-induced oxidative stress and ECM accumulation and the underlying mechanism. Rat glomerular mesangial cells HBZY-1 were induced by high glucose (HG) in the presence or absence of SAL. Cell proliferation was measured by CCK-8 assay...
October 12, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031126/artesunate-induces-apoptosis-via-inhibition-of-stat3-in-thp-1-cells
#16
Mei Tan, Ying Rong, Qiong Su, Yan Chen
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to explore STAT3 expression in patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), assess the anti-proliferative effects of artesunate (ART) on THP-1 cells in vivo and in vitro, and investigate the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: In this study, we examined 30 patients with acute myeloid leukaemia diagnosed in our hospital from January 2015 to January 2016. The 20 control group patients had non-haematological diseases and were hospitalized for the same period...
October 5, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031051/17%C3%AE-estradiol-induces-cyto-genotoxicity-on-blood-cells-of-common-carp-cyprinus-carpio
#17
Luis Orozco-Hernández, Adriana Andrea Gutiérrez-Gómez, Nely SanJuan-Reyes, Hariz Islas-Flores, Sandra García-Medina, Marcela Galar-Martínez, Octavio Dublán-García, Reyna Natividad, Leobardo Manuel Gómez-Oliván
17β-Estradiol, a natural hormone present at high concentrations in aquatic ecosystems, affects and modifies endocrine function in animals. In recent years research workers have expressed concern over its potential effects on aquatic organisms; however, little is known about its capacity to induce genetic damage or the pro-apoptotic effects of such damage on fish. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate 17β-estradiol-induced cyto-genotoxicity in blood cells of the common carp Cyprinus carpio exposed to different concentrations (1 ng, 1 μg and 1 mg L(-1))...
October 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030590/cytotoxicity-of-thymoquinone-alone-or-in-combination-with-cisplatin-cddp-against-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-vitro
#18
Omar M Alaufi, Abdulwahab Noorwali, Fatheya Zahran, Ahmed M Al-Abd, Safia Al-Attas
Cisplatin (CDDP) is potent anticancer agent used for several tumor types. Thymoquinone (TQ) is naturally occurring compound drawing great attention as anticancer and chemomodulator for chemotherapies. Herein, we studied the potential cytotoxicity of thymoquinone, CDDP and their combination against human oral squamous cell carcinoma cell in contrast to normal oral epithelial cells. CDDP similarly killed both head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells (UMSCC-14C) and normal oral epithelial cells (OEC). TQ alone exerted considerable cytotoxicity against UMSCC-14C cells; while it induced weaker killing effect against normal oral epithelial cells (OEC)...
October 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030458/a-noncanonical-function-of-cgamp-in-inflammasome-priming-and-activation
#19
Karen V Swanson, Robert D Junkins, Cathryn J Kurkjian, Elizabeth Holley-Guthrie, Avani A Pendse, Rachid El Morabiti, Alex Petrucelli, Glen N Barber, Chris A Benedict, Jenny P-Y Ting
Recognition of pathogen-associated molecular patterns and danger-associated molecular patterns by host cells is an important step in innate immune activation. The DNA sensor cyclic guanosine monophosphate-adenosine monophosphate (cGAMP) synthase (cGAS) binds to DNA and produces cGAMP, which in turn binds to stimulator of interferon genes (STING) to activate IFN-I. Here we show that cGAMP has a noncanonical function in inflammasome activation in human and mouse cells. Inflammasome activation requires two signals, both of which are activated by cGAMP...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030114/impairment-of-energy-sensors-sirt1-and-ampk-in-lipid-induced-inflamed-adipocyte-is-regulated-by-fetuin-a
#20
Mrittika Chattopadhyay, Sandip Mukherjee, Subhendu K Chatterjee, Dipanjan Chattopadhyay, Snehasis Das, Subeer S Majumdar, Satinath Mukhopadhyay, Sutapa Mukherjee, Samir Bhattarcharya
Although several reports demonstrated that accumulation of excess lipid in adipose tissue produces defects in adipocyte which leads to the disruption of energy homeostasis causing severe metabolic problems, underlying mechanism of this event remains yet unclear. Here we demonstrate that FetuinA (FetA) plays a critical role in the impairment of two metabolic sensors, SIRT1 and AMPK, in inflamed adipocytes of high fat diet (HFD) mice. A linear increase in adipocyte hypertrophy from 10 to 16 week was in tandem with the increase in FetA and that coincided with SIRT1 cleavage and decrease in pAMPK which adversely affects PGC1α activation...
October 10, 2017: Cellular Signalling
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