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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235378/the-hexane-fraction-of-bursera-microphylla-a-gray-induces-p21-mediated-anti-proliferative-and-pro-apoptotic-effects-in-human-cancer-derived-cell-lines
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Sabrina Adorisio, Alessandra Fierabracci, Giulia Gigliarelli, Isabella Muscari, Lorenza Cannarile, Anna Marina Liberati, Maria Carla Marcotullio, Carlo Riccardi, Massimo Curini, Ramon Enrique Robles Zepeda, Domenico V Delfino
Bursera microphylla (BM), one of the common elephant trees, is widely distributed in the Sonoran Desert in Mexico. The Seri ethnic group in the Sonoran Desert uses BM as an anti-inflammatory and painkiller drug for the treatment of sore throat, herpes labialis, abscessed tooth, and wound healing. Dried stems and leaves of BM are used in a tea to relieve painful urination and to stimulate bronchial secretion. Furthermore, BM is used for fighting venereal diseases. To investigate the effects of the hexane fraction of resin methanol extract (BM-H) on cell growth, the acute myeloid cell line (OCI-AML3) was treated with 250, 25, or 2...
March 1, 2017: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234102/endometrial-apoptosis-and-neutrophil-infiltration-during-menstruation-exhibits-spatial-and-temporal-dynamics-that-are-recapitulated-in-a-mouse-model
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Gregory M Armstrong, Jacqueline A Maybin, Alison A Murray, Moira Nicol, Catherine Walker, Philippa T K Saunders, Adriano G Rossi, Hilary O D Critchley
Menstruation is characterised by synchronous shedding and restoration of tissue integrity. An in vivo model of menstruation is required to investigate mechanisms responsible for regulation of menstrual physiology and to investigate common pathologies such as heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). We hypothesised that our mouse model of simulated menstruation would recapitulate the spatial and temporal changes in the inflammatory microenvironment of human menses. Three regulatory events were investigated: cell death (apoptosis), neutrophil influx and cytokine/chemokine expression...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233910/targeting-cdk1-and-mek-erk-overcomes-apoptotic-resistance-in-braf-mutated-human-colorectal-cancer
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Peng Zhang, Hisato Kawakami, Weizhen Liu, Xiangyu Zeng, Klaus Strebhardt, Kaixiong Tao, Shengbing Huang, Frank A Sinicrope
The BRAFV600E mutation occurs in ~8% of human colorectal cancers (CRCs) and is associated with therapeutic resistance that is due, in part, to re-activation of MEK/ERK signaling cascade. Recently, pathway analysis identified cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (CDK1) upregulation in a subset of human BRAFV600E CRCs. Therefore, it was determined whether CDK1 antagonism enhances the efficacy of MEK inhibition in BRAFV600E CRC cells. BRAFV600E CRC cell lines expressing CDK1 were sensitized to apoptosis upon siRNA knockdown or small-molecule inhibition with RO-3306 (CDK1 inhibitor) or dinaciclib (CDK1,2,5,9 inhibitor)...
December 12, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233887/st6gal-i-sialyltransferase-promotes-tumor-necrosis-factor-tnf-mediated-cancer-cell-survival-via-sialylation-of-the-tnf-receptor-1-tnfr1-death-receptor
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Andrew T Holdbrooks, Colleen M Britain, Susan L Bellis
Activation of the TNFR1 death receptor by TNF induces either cell survival or cell death. However, the mechanisms mediating these distinct outcomes remain poorly understood. In the present study, we report that the ST6Gal-I sialyltransferase, an enzyme upregulated in numerous cancers, sialylates TNFR1, and thereby protects tumor cells from TNF-induced apoptosis. Using pancreatic and ovarian cancer cells with ST6Gal-I knockdown or overexpression, we determined that α2-6 sialylation of TNFR1 had no effect on early TNF-induced signaling events including the rapid activation of NFκB, JNK, ERK, and Akt (occurring within 15m)...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233452/downregulation-of-caspase-8-in-a-group-of-iranian-breast-cancer-patients-a-pilot-study
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Masoumeh Aghababazadeh, Najmeh Dorraki, Fahimeh Afzal Javan, Asieh Sadat Fattahi, Masoumeh Gharib, Alireza Pasdar
PURPOSE: It is now well known that evading apoptosis, as a cancer hallmark, can lead to tumour initiation, progression and metastasis. As a result of genome wide association studies, an initiator protease in this pathway, caspase 8 (CASP8), has been found to be an important gene regarding breast cancer susceptibility. The alterations of the expression of this gene have been reported in breast cancer cell lines. Given that in previous studies expression analysis of this gene had only been done in breast cancer cell lines, in this study we aimed to evaluate the expression of this gene in breast cancer tissues versus adjacent normal tissues, using real-time quantitative method...
December 7, 2017: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233027/effects-of-phosphodiestrase-type-5-inhibitors-in-epinephrine-induced-arrhythmia-in-rats-involvement-of-lactate-dehydrogenase-and-creatine-kinase-downregulation-and-adiponectin-expression
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Aaa Salama, R E Mostafa, E A Omara
Cardiac arrhythmia is a common cause of mortality, and its progression may be due to abnormal sympathetic nerve activity and catecholamine release. Besides, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and creatine kinase (CK) downregulation and adiponectin expression play important roles in promoting coronary artery disease. The study aimed to examine the possible cardioprotective effect of members of phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors in epinephrine-induced arrhythmia in rats. Arrhythmia was induced by cumulative boluses of epinephrine (4, 8, 16, 32, 64, and 128 mg/kg) given at 10-min intervals...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232766/combined-erlotinib-and-pf-03084014-treatment-contributes-to-synthetic-lethality-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yang Zheng, Zhao Wang, Xu Ding, Yibo Dong, Wei Zhang, Wei Zhang, Yi Zhong, Wenyi Gu, Yunong Wu, Xiaomeng Song
OBJECTIVES: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is characterized by high mortality and low survival rates. As an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor, Erlotinib has been approved for treatment of various tumours. PF-03084014 is a selective inhibitor of Notch1 signalling. This study aimed to explore new approaches for simultaneously targeting EGFR and Notch1 signalling to attenuate tumour growth and improve survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell proliferation was determined by CCK-8 assay and Flow cytometry...
December 12, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232190/the-effects-of-curcuma-longa-and-curcumin-on-reproductive-systems
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R Mohebbati, A Anaeigoudari, M R Khazdair
OBJECTIVE: Curcuma longa (C. longa) was used in some countries such as China and India for various medicinal purposes. Curcumin, the active component of C. longa, is commonly used as a coloring agent in foods, drugs, and cosmetics. C. longa and curcumin have been known to act as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagen, and anti-carcinogenic agents. Th e attempt of the present review was to give an effort on a detailed literature survey concentrated on the protective effects of C...
October 26, 2017: Endocrine Regulations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229989/necroptotic-signaling-is-primed-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infected-macrophages-but-its-pathophysiological-consequence-in-disease-is-restricted
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Michael D Stutz, Samar Ojaimi, Cody Allison, Simon Preston, Philip Arandjelovic, Joanne M Hildebrand, Jarrod J Sandow, Andrew I Webb, John Silke, Warren S Alexander, Marc Pellegrini
Mixed lineage kinase domain-like (MLKL)-dependent necroptosis is thought to be implicated in the death of mycobacteria-infected macrophages, reportedly allowing escape and dissemination of the microorganism. Given the consequent interest in developing inhibitors of necroptosis to treat Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection, we used human pharmacologic and murine genetic models to definitively establish the pathophysiological role of necroptosis in Mtb infection. We observed that Mtb infection of macrophages remodeled the intracellular signaling landscape by upregulating MLKL, TNFR1, and ZBP1, whilst downregulating cIAP1, thereby establishing a strong pro-necroptotic milieu...
December 11, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229987/identification-of-arnt-regulated-birc3-as-the-target-factor-in-cadmium-renal-toxicity
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Jin-Yong Lee, Maki Tokumoto, Gi-Wook Hwang, Moo-Yeol Lee, Masahiko Satoh
Cadmium (Cd) is an environmental contaminant that exhibits renal toxicity. The target transcription factors involved in Cd renal toxicity are still unknown. In this study, we demonstrated that Cd decreased the activity of the ARNT transcription factor, and knockdown of ARNT significantly decreased the viability of human proximal tubular HK-2 cells. Microarray analysis in ARNT knockdown cells revealed a decrease in the expression of a number of genes, including a known apoptosis inhibitor, BIRC3, whose gene and protein expression level was also decreased by Cd treatment...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229780/cathepsin-d-regulates-cathepsin-b-activation-and-disease-severity-predominantly-in-inflammatory-cells-during-experimental-pancreatitis
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Ali A Aghdassi, Daniel S John, Matthias Sendler, F Ulrich Weiss, Thomas Reinheckel, Julia Mayerle, Markus M Lerch
Acute pancreatitis is a complex disorder involving both premature intracellular protease activation and inflammatory cell invasion. An initiating event is the intracellular activation of trypsinogen by cathepsin B (CTSB), which can be induced directly via G-protein-coupled receptors on acinar cells or through inflammatory cells. Here, we studied CTSB regulation by another lysosomal hydrolase, cathepsin D (CTSD), using mice with a complete (CTSD-/-) or pancreas-specific conditional CTSD knockout (KO) (CTSDf/f/p48Cre/+)...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229234/trans-resveratrol-mitigates-type-1-diabetes-induced-oxidative-dna-damage-and-accumulation-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-in-glomeruli-and-tubules-of-rat-kidneys
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Heba Al-Hussaini, Narayana Kilarkaje
Hyperglycemia induces the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and their receptors (RAGEs), which alter several intracellular signaling mechanisms leading to the onset and progression of diabetic nephropathy. The present study focused on, i) modulatory effects of trans-resveratrol (3,5,4'-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene) on structural changes, AGE (NƐ-carboxymethyl-lysine), RAGE, oxidative stress and DNA damage, and apoptosis, and ii) localization of fibrotic changes, AGE, RAGE, 8-oxo-dG and 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE) in diabetic rat kidneys...
December 8, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228829/vanadium-pentoxide-increased-pten-and-decreased-shp1-expression-in-nk-92mi-cells-affecting-pi3k-akt-mtor-and-ras-mapk-pathways
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Francisco Gallardo-Vera, Miguel Tapia-Rodriguez, Daniel Diaz, Teresa Fortoul van der Goes, Luis F Montaño, Erika P Rendón-Huerta
Vanadium is an air pollutant that imparts immunosuppressive effects on NK cell immune responses, in part, by dysregulating interleukin (IL)-2/IL-2R-mediated JAK signaling pathways and inducing apoptosis. The aim of the present study was to evaluate effects of vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) on other IL-2 receptor-mediated signaling pathways, i.e. PI3K-AKT-mTOR and Ras-MAPK. Here, IL-2-independent NK-92MI cells were exposed to different V2O5 doses for 24 h periods. Expression of PI3K, Akt, mTOR, ERK1/2, MEK1, PTEN, SHP1, BAD and phosphorylated forms, as well as caspases-3, -8, -9, BAX and BAK in/on the cells were then determined by flow cytometry...
December 2018: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228388/caspase-inhibition-reduces-hepatic-tissue-factor-driven-coagulation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Anna K Kopec, Alfred P Spada, Patricia C Contreras, Nigel Mackman, James P Luyendyk
Tissue factor (TF) is the primary activator of the blood coagulation cascade. Liver parenchymal cells (i.e., hepatocytes) express TF in a molecular state that lacks procoagulant activity. Hepatocyte apoptosis is an important feature of acute and chronic liver diseases, and Fas-induced apoptosis increases hepatocyte TF procoagulant activity in vitro. We determined the impact of a pan-caspase inhibitor, IDN-7314, on hepatocyte TF activity in vitro and TF-mediated coagulation in vivo. Treatment of primary mouse hepatocytes with the Fas death receptor ligand (Jo2, 0...
December 7, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225138/9-hydroxycanthin-6-one-isolated-from-stem-bark-of-ailanthus-altissima-induces-ovarian-cancer-cell-apoptosis-and-inhibits-the-activation-of-tumor-associated-macrophages
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Miran Jeong, Hye Mi Kim, Ji-Hye Ahn, Kyung-Tae Lee, Dae Sik Jang, Jung-Hye Choi
The stem bark of Ailanthus altissima is used in traditional medicine in Asia to treat a variety of diseases, including cancer. The aim of this study was to identify compounds with tumoricidal activity from A. altissima stem bark and to investigate their mechanisms of action. Among the 13 compounds isolated from the ethyl acetate fraction of A. altissima stem bark, the β-carboline alkaloid 9-hydroxycanthin-6-one had potent cytotoxicity in all three ovarian cancer cell types examined. 9-Hydroxycanthin-6-one induced apoptosis through the activation of caspases-3, -8, and -9...
December 7, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225132/ginsenoside-rh4-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagic-cell-death-through-activation-of-the-ros-jnk-p53-pathway-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Qian Wu, Jianjun Deng, Daidi Fan, Zhiguang Duan, Chenhui Zhu, Rongzhan Fu, Shanshan Wang
The use of ginsenosides in cancer therapy has been intensively investigated. The ginsenoside Rh4 (Rh4), a rare saponin obtained from Panax notoginseng, dissolves in water more readily than total saponins, making this compound easier to use in anti-cancer pharmaceutics. Here, we investigated the antiproliferative activity and mechanisms of Rh4 in colorectal cancer, both in vivo and in vitro. A colorectal cancer xenograft model showed that Rh4 significantly inhibited tumor growth with few side effects. CCK-8 assays, flow cytometric analysis, Western blotting and immunohistochemistry revealed that Rh4 effectively suppressed colorectal cancer cell proliferation via inducing G0/G1 phase arrest, caspase-dependent apoptosis and autophagic cell death but was not significantly cytotoxic to normal colon epithelial cells...
December 7, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223591/mild-hypothermia-protects-hippocampal-neurons-from-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-injury-through-inhibiting-caspase-3-activation
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Tianen Zhou, Hui Lin, Longyuan Jiang, Tao Yu, Chaotao Zeng, Juanhua Liu, Zhengfei Yang
Mild hypothermia (MH) is thought to be one of the most effective therapeutic methods to treat hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) after cardiac arrest (CA). However, its precise mechanisms remain unclear. In this research, hippocampal neurons were cultured and treated with mild hypothermia and Ac-DEVD-CHO after oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD). The activity of caspase-3 was detected, in order to find the precise concentration of Ac-DEVD-CHO with the same protective role in OGD injury as MH treatment. Western blot and immunofluorescence staining were conducted to analyze the effects of MH and Ac-DEVD-CHO on the expressions of caspase-3, caspase-8, and PARP...
December 6, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223588/-9-o-%C3%AE-l-rhamnopyranosyl-lyoniresinol-from-lespedeza-cuneata-suppresses-ovarian-cancer-cell-proliferation-through-induction-of-apoptosis
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Jiwon Baek, Dahae Lee, Tae Kyoung Lee, Ji Hoon Song, Ju Sung Lee, Seong Lee, Sang-Woo Yoo, Ki Sung Kang, Eunjung Moon, Sanghyun Lee, Ki Hyun Kim
Lespedeza cuneata (Dum. Cours.) G. Don. (Fabaceae), known as Chinese bushclover or sericea lespedeza, has been used in traditional medicine to treat diabetes, hematuria, and insomnia, and it has been reported that bioactive compounds from L. cuneata possess various pharmacological properties. However, there has been no study to determine the active compounds from L. cuneata with potential activity against ovarian cancer. This study aimed to isolate cytotoxic compounds from L. cuneata and identify the molecular mechanisms underlying the apoptosis pathway in ovarian cancer cells...
November 28, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222028/sodium-butyrate-enhanced-physical-barrier-function-referring-to-nrf2-jnk-and-mlck-signaling-pathways-in-the-intestine-of-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
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Pei Wu, Li Tian, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Wei-Dan Jiang, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Fei Xie, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Juan Yang, Yong-An Zhang, He-Qun Shi, Lin Feng
This study evaluated the effect of dietary sodium butyrate (SB) supplementation on the intestinal physical barrier function of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). The fish were fed one powdery sodium butyrate (PSB) diet (1000.0 mg kg-1 diet) and five graded levels of microencapsulated sodium butyrate (MSB) diets: 0.0 (control), 500.0, 1000.0, 1500.0 and 2000.0 mg kg-1 diet for 60 days. Subsequently, a challenge test was conducted by injection of Aeromonas hydrophila to explore the effect of SB supplementation on intestinal physical barrier function and the potential mechanisms in fish...
December 5, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218444/resistance-to-apoptosis-in-leishmania-infantum-infected-human-macrophages-a-critical-role-for-anti-apoptotic-bcl-2-protein-and-cellular-iap1-2
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Antonia Cianciulli, Chiara Porro, Rosa Calvello, Teresa Trotta, Maria Antonietta Panaro
Apoptosis is essential for maintaining tissue homoeostasis in multi-cellular organisms, also occurring as a defence mechanism against a number of infectious agents, such as parasites. Among intracellular protozoan parasites reported to interfere with the apoptotic machinery of the host cell, Leishmania (L.) sp. have been described, although the various species might activate different pathways in their host cells. Since until now it is not yet well clarified the signalling pathway involved in the apoptosis modulation by L...
December 7, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
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