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Gene ; 714: 143997, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31348981

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Based on Akt1 and Jak1 key roles in apoptosis and proliferation of many cancers, the aim of this study was to find a new gene therapy strategy by silencing of these main anti-apoptotic genes for HNSCC treatment. Cancerous HN5 and normal HUVEC cell lines were treated with Akt1 and Jak1 siRNAs alone or with each other combined with/without cisplatin. The MTS, flow cytometry, 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole staining, real-time PCR and ELISA methods were utilized in this study. The highest percentage of apoptosis was observed in the treatment of Jak1 siRNA/cisplatin group in cancerous HN5 cells (96.5%) where this treatment showed 12.84% apoptosis in normal HUVEC cell line. Cell viability reduced significantly to 64.57% after treatment with Akt1 siRNA in HN5 treated group. Knocking down Akt1 and Jak1 genes using siRNAs could increase levels of apoptosis and reduce proliferation rate in HNSCC indicating the powerful effects of these genes siRNAs with or without chemotherapeutic agents in HNSCC treatment. In conclusion, the combination of siRNA-mediated gene-silencing strategy can be considered as a valuable and safe approach for sensitizing cancer cells to chemotherapeutic agents thus proposed further studies regarding this issue to approve some siRNA based therapeutics for using in clinic.


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Apoptose/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/genética , Janus Quinase 1/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/genética , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/genética , Cisplatino/farmacologia , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes/métodos , Inativação Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Inativação Gênica/fisiologia , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/tratamento farmacológico , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana , Humanos , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/tratamento farmacológico
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Anticancer Res ; 39(7): 3543-3551, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31262878

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Both bevacizumab (BEV) and soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) have demonstrated anti-angiogenic effects, thereby causing hypertension and proteinuria. We hypothesized that anti-preeclamptic drugs that combat the action of sFlt-1 may reduce BEV's anti-tumor efficacy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 3D co-cultured human mini-tumors consisting of endothelial cells, fibroblasts, and cancer cells were developed. The influence of anti-preeclamptic drugs and BEV on the invasion of mini-tumors embedded in collagen gel was evaluated. RESULTS: Mini-tumor spheroids that contained MDA-MB-231 cells showed higher invasion ability than spheroids with A549. Among the six anti-preeclamptic drugs investigated, only nicorandil enhanced the invasion of mini-tumors and inhibited the action of BEV. Glibenclamide, an ATP-sensitive potassium channel inhibitor, completely quenched the action of nicorandil on mini-tumors. CONCLUSION: In the human mini-tumor model, nicorandil aggravated the invasion of mini-tumors. These data raise the possibility that concomitant use of nicorandil counteracts the efficacy of BEV therapy.


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Inibidores da Angiogênese/farmacologia , Anti-Hipertensivos/farmacologia , Bevacizumab/farmacologia , Esferoides Celulares/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Técnicas de Cocultura , Feminino , Fibroblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Nicorandil/farmacologia , Pré-Eclâmpsia , Gravidez , Esferoides Celulares/fisiologia , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/farmacologia
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Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing Za Zhi ; 47(6): 465-470, 2019 Jun 24.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31262131

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Objective: To investigate the effect of cinnamaldehyde (CIN) on the inflammation and apoptosis on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and to explore the potential mechanisms. Methods: HUVECs were divided in to 8 groups: blank control group, LPS group, LPS+(low, medium, high) dose CIN groups and (low, medium, high) CIN groups. Cell cytotoxicity was determined by trypan blue staining, mRNA expression of the inflammatory factors was determined by RT-PCR,apoptosis was determined by TUNEL staining,the signal pathway was determined by Western blot. Results: (1) Cell viability:compared with the control group,cell survival rate was significantly lower in the LPS group (P<0.01), while the survival rates were all significantly higher in the 3 LPS+CIN groups than in the LPS group (all P<0.01) in a concentration-dependent manner. (2) The mRNA expression of the inflammation factors: compared with the control group, mRNA expression of the inflammation factors were all increased in the LPS group (all P<0.01),while the effect of LPS could be significantly reversed by cotreatment with CIN in a concentration-dependent manner (all P<0.01). Compared with control group, the mRNA expression of the inflammation factors in the LPS group were all enhanced in a time-dependent manner (0,6,12,24 h),which could be significantly downregulated by cotreatment with LPS+CIN (high dose) in a time-dependent manner. (3) Cell apoptosis: compared with the control group, the apoptosis rate was significantly higher in the LPS group (P<0.01), while this effect could be significantly reversed by the cotreatment with CIN (high dose) (P<0.01). (4) Signaling pathway: compared with the control group, the phosphorylation of iκBα, p65 in HUVECs treated with LPS were rapidly up-regulated compared with their corresponding total proteins and the expression of TLR4 (all P<0.01), while the degree of p-iκBα/iκBα, p-p65/p65 and TLR4 could be significantly suppressed by cotreatment with CIN (high dose) (all P<0.01). Conclusion: CIN can attenuate LPS induced inflammation and apoptosis in HUVECs, possibly by inhibiting the activation of NF-κB signaling pathway.


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Inflamação , Acroleína/análogos & derivados , Apoptose , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana , Humanos , Lipopolissacarídeos , NF-kappa B
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Chem Biodivers ; 16(8): e1900232, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31287621

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Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) plays an important role in both vasculogenesis and angiogenesis. Inhibition of VEGFR-2 has been demonstrated as a key method against tumor-associated angiogenesis. Thiazolopyrimidine is an important analog of the purine ring, and we choose the thiazolopyrimidine scaffold as the mother nucleus. Two series of thiazolo[5,4-d]pyrimidine derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for their antiproliferative activity. In HUVEC inhibition assay, compounds 3l (=1-(5-{[2-(4-chlorophenyl)-5-methyl[1,3]thiazolo[5,4-d]pyrimidin-7-yl]amino}pyridin-2-yl)-3-(3,4-dimethylphenyl)urea) and 3m (=1-(5-{[2-(4-chlorophenyl)-5-methyl[1,3]thiazolo[5,4-d]pyrimidin-7-yl]amino}pyridin-2-yl)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)urea) exhibited the most potent inhibitory effect (IC50 =1.65 and 3.52 µm, respectively). Compound 3l also showed the best potency against VEGFR-2 at 50 µm (98.5 %). These results suggest that further investigation of compound 3l might provide potential angiogenesis inhibitors.


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Inibidores da Angiogênese/síntese química , Desenho de Drogas , Pirimidinas/química , Tiazóis/química , Inibidores da Angiogênese/química , Inibidores da Angiogênese/farmacologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana , Humanos , Neovascularização Fisiológica/efeitos dos fármacos , Pirimidinas/farmacologia , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Receptor 2 de Fatores de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptor 2 de Fatores de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo
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J Photochem Photobiol B ; 197: 111556, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31326842

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Facile green synthesis of copper nanoparticles from different biological procedures has been indicated, but among all, biosynthesis of copper nanoparticles from medicinal plants is considered as the most suitable method. The use of medicinal plant material increases the therapeutical effects of copper nanoparticles. The aim of this study was green synthesis of copper nanoparticles from aqueous extract of Falcaria vulgaris leaf (CuNPs) and assessment of their cytotoxicity, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, and cutaneous wound healing properties. These nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) analysis. The synthesized CuNPs had great cell viability dose-dependently (Investigating the effect of the CuNPs on human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) line) and indicated this method was nontoxic. Also, 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) test was done to assess the antioxidant activities, which indicated similar antioxidant potentials for CuNPs and butylated hydroxytoluene. In part of cutaneous wound healing property of CuNPs, after creating the cutaneous wound, the rats were randomly divided into six groups: treatment with 0.2% CuNPs ointment, treatment with 0.2% CuSO4 ointment, treatment with 0.2% F. vulgaris ointment, treatment with 3% tetracycline ointment, treatment with Eucerin basal ointment, and untreated control. These groups were treated for 10 days. Treatment with CuNPs ointment remarkably increased (p ≤ .01) the wound contracture, vessel, hexosamine, hydroxyl proline, hexuronic acid, fibrocyte, and fibrocytes/fibroblast rate and substantially reduced (p ≤ .01) the wound area, total cells, neutrophil, and lymphocyte compared to other groups. In antibacterial and antifungal parts of this research, the concentration of CuNPs with minimum dilution and no turbidity was considered minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). To determine minimum fungicidal concentration (MFC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC), 60 µL MIC and three preceding chambers were cultured on Sabouraud Dextrose Agar and Muller Hinton Agar, respectively. The minimum concentration with no fungal and bacterial growth were considered MFC and MBC, respectively. CuNPs inhibited the growth of all fungi at 2-4 mg/mL concentrations and removed them at 4-8 mg/mL concentrations (p ≤ .01). In case of antibacterial effects of CuNPs, they inhibited the growth of all bacteria at 2-8 mg/mL concentrations and removed them at 4-16 mg/mL concentrations (p ≤ .01). The results of XRD, FT-IR, UV, TEM, and FE-SEM confirm that the aqueous extract of F. vulgaris leaf can be used to yield copper nanoparticles with notable amount of antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, and cutaneous wound healing potentials without any cytotoxicity. Further clinical trials are necessary for confirmation these therapeutical effects of CuNPs in human.


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Apiaceae/química , Cobre/química , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Animais , Antibacterianos/síntese química , Antibacterianos/química , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Antifúngicos/síntese química , Antifúngicos/química , Antifúngicos/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/química , Apiaceae/metabolismo , Candida/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias Gram-Positivas/efeitos dos fármacos , Química Verde , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana , Humanos , Masculino , Nanopartículas Metálicas/toxicidade , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Folhas de Planta/química , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Ratos , Pele/efeitos dos fármacos , Pele/patologia , Cicatrização/efeitos dos fármacos
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 8855-8867, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31343893

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Abalone (Haliotis discus hannai) is a precious seafood in the market. It has been reported that biological active substances derived from abalone have anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-thrombosis potential. However, there were few studies to assess whether they have anti-cancer potential. In this study, we evaluated the anti-metastasis and anti-pro-angiogenic factors and mechanism of action of boiled abalone byproduct peptide (BABP, EMDEAQDPSEW) in human fibrosarcoma (HT1080) cells and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). The results demonstrated that BABP treatment significantly lowers migration and the invasion of HT1080 cells and HUVECs. BABP inhibits phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA)-induced matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) expression and activity by blocking mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) and NF-κB signaling and hypoxia-induced vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) secretion and hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1α accumulation through suppressing the AKT/mTOR signal pathway. BABP treatment inhibits VEGF-induced VEGFR-2 expression and tube formation in HUVECs. The effect of BABP on anti-metastatic and anti-vascular activity in HT1080 cells and HUVECs revealed that BABP may be a potential pharmacophore for tumor therapy in the future.


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Inibidores da Angiogênese/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Gastrópodes/química , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/efeitos dos fármacos , Peptídeos/farmacologia , Resíduos/análise , Inibidores da Angiogênese/química , Inibidores da Angiogênese/isolamento & purificação , Animais , Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/isolamento & purificação , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/metabolismo , Humanos , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/genética , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/metabolismo , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz/genética , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz/metabolismo , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/genética , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/metabolismo , Metástase Neoplásica , Neovascularização Patológica/tratamento farmacológico , Neovascularização Patológica/genética , Neovascularização Patológica/metabolismo , Neovascularização Patológica/fisiopatologia , Peptídeos/química , Peptídeos/isolamento & purificação , Frutos do Mar/análise , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/genética , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo , Receptor 2 de Fatores de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/genética , Receptor 2 de Fatores de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo
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J Biomed Nanotechnol ; 15(3): 443-461, 2019 Mar 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31165691

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In this study, the effects of zinc oxide nanoparticle (ZnO-NP) exposure on the endothelial barrier and the pathway of ZnO-NPs to cross the endothelial barrier were examined. C57 mice were exposed to ZnO-NPs (1.2 mg/kg and 6 mg/kg body weight) and ZnSO4 (3.6 mg/kg). Zinc biodistribution and toxicity tests, including H&E staining, TUNEL and 8-OHdG IHC staining of highly vascularized organs (liver, kidney and spleen), were assessed. Endothelial barrier disruption was assessed by interendothelial junction IHC staining of the thoracic aorta, and was further studied in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). Four different kinds of endocytosis inhibitors were also used to study the endocytosis effects of the ZnO-NPs on the HUVECs. We found that a significantly increased concentration of zinc was detected in the highly vascularized organs from the ZnO-NP exposure groups, together with histopathologic changes such as higher apoptotic death and oxidative status. Interendothelial junction disruption and increased endothelial barrier permeability were found in both the in vivo and in vitro experiments. All four endocytosis inhibitors were able to reduce the uptake and transport of ZnO-NPs in the HUVECs. We concluded that ZnO-NPs may impair endothelial cells and induce endothelial barrier dysfunction and are able to cross the endothelial barrier through paracellular and transcellular routes.


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Nanopartículas Metálicas , Animais , Sobrevivência Celular , Células Endoteliais , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana , Humanos , Camundongos , Distribuição Tecidual , Óxido de Zinco
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(1): 19-35, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31162914

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Emerging evidence suggests that exosomal microRNAs (miRNAs) mediate hepatoma progression through the post-translational regulation of their targets. However, characteristically-expressed miRNAs and their functions in the tumor and tumor-associated angiogenesis remain poorly understood. METHODS: miRNA sequencing (HiSeq 2500 SE50) was performed to identify miRNA species that are involved in the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) pathogenesis. We identified miR-451a downregulation according to its expression and TCGA analysis. miR-451a was found to be mainly involved in cell viability, apoptosis, cell cycle and migration both in HCC and endothelial cell lines. LPIN1 was predicted to be a target of this miRNA based on TargetScan, GSEA analysis, and the Uniprot database. We performed real time PCR and dual luciferase assays to confirm these results. RESULTS: We identified that miR-451a is significantly downregulated in serum-derived exosomes from HCC patients, as compared to expression in those from normal individuals. We further confirmed that overexpression of miR-451a functions in HCC and endothelia cells in vitro and in vivo. Exosomal miR-451a, as a tumor suppressor, was found to induce apoptosis both in HCC cell lines and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). In addition, miR-451a suppressed HUVEC migration, tube formation, and vascular permeability. Importantly, we demonstrated that LPIN1 is a critical target of miR-451a, and promotes apoptosis in both HCC and endothelial cells. CONCLUSION: Our study provides the novel finding that exosomal miR-451a targets LPIN1 to inhibit hepatocellular tumorigenesis by regulating tumor cell apoptosis and angiogenesis. These results have clinical implications regarding the deregulation of miRNAs in HCC.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Exossomos/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Fosfatidato Fosfatase/genética , Apoptose , Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinogênese/patologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular , Progressão da Doença , Exossomos/patologia , Genes Supressores de Tumor , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(25): 7060-7072, 2019 Jun 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31240928

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As one of the main metabolites of anthocyanin, protocatechuic acid (PCA) possesses strong antioxidant activity. In the present study, we explored the capacity of PCA on the alleviation of endothelial oxidative stress and investigated the underlying mechanisms using RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq). In comparison with palmitic acid (PA)-treated cells, PCA (100 µM) significantly decreased the generations of 3-nitrotyrosine (3-NT) and 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) (0.82 ± 0.01 vs 1.16 ± 0.05 and 0.80 ± 0.01 vs 1.48 ± 0.15, respectively, p < 0.01), two biomarkers of oxidative damage, and restored the levels of nitric oxide (NO) (0.97 ± 0.04 vs 0.54 ± 0.02, p < 0.01) and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) (0.96 ± 0.03 vs 0.86 ± 0.02, p < 0.01) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). PCA also obviously reduced the level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) (0.86 ± 0.15 vs 2.67 ± 0.09, p < 0.01) in aorta from high-fat diet (HFD)-fed mice. RNA-Seq and Western blot analysis indicated that PCA markedly reduced the expression of cluster of differentiation 36 (CD36), a membrane fatty acid transporter, and reduced the generations of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and acetyl coenzyme A (Ac-CoA). These effects of PCA were associated with decreased level of acetylated-lysine and restored the activity of manganese-dependent superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) through reducing the generation of Ac-CoA or activating Sirt1 and Sirt3 via a CD36/AMP-kinase (AMPK) dependent pathway.


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Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/metabolismo , Antígenos CD36/metabolismo , Hidroxibenzoatos/farmacologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/genética , Acetilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Aorta/efeitos dos fármacos , Aorta/metabolismo , Antígenos CD36/genética , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/metabolismo , Humanos , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Superóxido Dismutase/genética , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(50): 7175-7178, 2019 Jun 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31162503

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The identification and removal of senescent cells is very important to improve human health and prolong life. In this study, we introduced a novel strategy of ß-galactosidase (ß-Gal) instructed peptide self-assembly to selectively form nanofibers and hydrogels in senescent cells. We demonstrated that the in situ formed nanofibers could alleviate endothelial cell senescence by reducing p53, p21, and p16INK4a expression levels. We also demonstrated that our strategy could selectively remove senescent endothelial cells by inducing cell apoptosis, with an increase in the BAX/BCL-2 ratio and caspase-3 expression. Our study reports the first example of enzyme-instructed self-assembly (EISA) by a sugar hydrolase, which may lead to the development of supramolecular nanomaterials for the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, such as cancer, and for other applications, such as wound healing and senescence.


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Senescência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/fisiologia , Nanofibras , beta-Galactosidase/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Hidrolases/metabolismo , Lipopolissacarídeos/toxicidade
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 3345-3360, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31190796

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Background: Designing a wound dressing that effectively prevents multi-drug-resistant bacterial infection and promotes angiogenesis and re-epithelialization is of great significance for wound management. Methods and results: In this study, a biocompatible composite membrane comprising biomimetic polydopamine-modified eggshell membrane nano/microfibres coated with KR-12 antimicrobial peptide and hyaluronic acid (HA) was developed in an eco-friendly manner. The physicochemical properties of the composite membrane were thoroughly characterized, and the results showed that the surface hydrophilicity and water absorption ability of the composite membrane were improved after the successive conjugation of the HA and the KR-12 peptide. Furthermore, the in vitrobiological results revealed that the composite membrane had excellent antibacterial activity against Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Gram-negative Escherichia coli, and it could prevent MRSA biofilm formation on its surface. Additionally, it promoted the proliferation of keratinocytes and human umbilical vein endothelial cells and increased the secretion of VEGF. Finally, an in vivo animal study indicated that the composite membrane could promote wound healing via accelerating angiogenesis and re-epithelialization, which were demonstrated by the enhanced expression of angiogenetic markers (CD31 and VEGF) and keratinocyte proliferation marker (PCNA), respectively. Conclusion: These results indicated that the composite membrane is a potential candidate of wound dressings.


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Farmacorresistência Bacteriana Múltipla/efeitos dos fármacos , Casca de Ovo/química , Ácido Hialurônico/farmacologia , Neovascularização Fisiológica/efeitos dos fármacos , Peptídeos/farmacologia , Reepitelização/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Galinhas , Escherichia coli/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/citologia , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Queratinócitos/citologia , Queratinócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Staphylococcus aureus Resistente à Meticilina/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Peptídeos/química , Porosidade , Staphylococcus aureus/efeitos dos fármacos
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Biochimie ; 163: 152-162, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31199942

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Extra-cellular signal regulated kinase-5 (Erk-5), a transcriptional activator and regulator of endothelial cells (ECs) homeostasis, has been implicated in shear stress-induced endothelial dysfunction (ED), however its role in oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL)- induced ED during metabolic stress is not known. Herein, regulation and function of Erk-5 in oxLDL-induced EC death, inflammation and dysfunction has been investigated. Primary Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells (pHUVECs) were stimulated with oxLDL. MTT and Trypan blue exclusion assays to assess cell viability, RT-qPCR and Western blotting assays to determine expression of endothelial and inflammatory markers and ED mediators at mRNA and protein levels, respectively were performed. Monocyte adhesion assay was performed to examine monocytes adherence to oxLDL-stimulated pHUVECs. The exposure of oxLDL induced a dose- and time-dependent decrease in pHUVECs viability, which concurred with decreased Erk-5 expression. Further, oxLDL (100 µg/ml) decreased the expression of endothelial markers eNOS and vWF, and increased the expression of ICAM-1, at both mRNA and protein levels. SiRNA-mediated silencing of Erk-5 or its inhibition showed that changes in eNOS, vWF and ICAM-1 expression could be mediated through Erk-5. Furthermore, oxLDL decreased the levels of Erk-5's upstream regulator MEK5 and downstream regulators Mef2c and KLF2, which were similar to their expressions in Erk-5 silenced cells. Fisetin, a phytochemical and bioflavonoid, could reduce the effect of oxLDL in ECs by upregulating the expression of endothelial markers including Erk-5, and downregulating the expression of inflammation markers. These results suggest that Erk-5 could be a critical regulator of oxLDL-induced EC death, inflammation and dysfunction via downregulation of Erk-5/Mef2c-KLF2 signaling pathway, which can be ameliorated by a bioflavonoid, fisetin.


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Flavonoides/farmacologia , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/efeitos dos fármacos , Lipoproteínas LDL/toxicidade , Proteína Quinase 7 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Monócitos/fisiologia , Transdução de Sinais , Aterosclerose/induzido quimicamente , Aterosclerose/genética , Aterosclerose/metabolismo , Aterosclerose/prevenção & controle , Células Cultivadas , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/metabolismo , Humanos , Inflamação/induzido quimicamente , Inflamação/genética , Inflamação/metabolismo , Inflamação/prevenção & controle , Fatores de Transcrição Kruppel-Like/genética , Fatores de Transcrição Kruppel-Like/metabolismo , Lipoproteínas LDL/farmacologia , Fatores de Transcrição MEF2/genética , Fatores de Transcrição MEF2/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo III/genética , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia
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Cell Mol Biol Lett ; 24: 39, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31205475

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Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of human umbilical vein endothelial cells on epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition of the cervical cancer cell line SiHa by studying the Notch1/lysyl oxidase (LOX)/SNAIL1 pathway. Methods: Monocultures of SiHa cells, SiHa cells containing a control sequence, and Notch1-silenced SiHa cells, as well as co-cultures of human umbilical vein endothelial cells with SiHa cells and Notch1-silenced SiHa cells, were established. The invasiveness of SiHa cells in each group was evaluated using a Transwell assay. The mRNA levels of E-cadherin and vimentin were detected using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. The expression levels of the matrix metalloproteinases MMP-2 and MMP-9 were determined in SiHa cells using an immunofluorescence assay and the protein activity was detected by gelatin zymography. Changes in LOX, SNAIL1 and NOTCH1 expression in the SiHa cells in each group were detected using western blotting. Results: Compared with monocultured SiHa cells, co-cultured SiHa cells showed a significant increase in their invasiveness and expression levels of vimentin, as well as of NOTCH 1, LOX, and SNAIL1, whereas their expression of E-cadherin was significantly reduced and protein activities of MMP-2 and MMP-9 were increased. Compared with SiHa, mono- and co-cultured NOTCH 1-silenced SiHa cells showed significant reductions in their invasiveness and expression levels of vimentin, NOTCH 1, LOX, and SNAIL1, whereas their expression of E-cadherin significantly increased and protein activities of MMP-2 and MMP-9 decreased. Conclusion: Co-culture with human umbilical vein endothelial cells promoted the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition of SiHa cells by activating the NOTCH1/LOX/SNAIL1 pathway in SiHa cells, which enhanced their invasive and metastatic capacities. The results of this study may provide a new perspective on cervical cancer metastasis and a theoretical basis for clinical treatment.


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Técnicas de Cocultura/métodos , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal , Proteína-Lisina 6-Oxidase/metabolismo , Receptor Notch1/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Fatores de Transcrição da Família Snail/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Células Endoteliais , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana , Humanos , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz/genética , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/genética , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/fisiopatologia
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Eur J Med Chem ; 178: 177-194, 2019 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31185410

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Microtubule is one of the important targets for cancer treatment. A novel class of diaryl substituted imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-ones and imidazo[4,5-c]pyridines were designed based on combination principles by merging the structures of ß-lactams and purine-type compounds known as tubulin polymerization inhibitor and katanin activity up-regulator, respectively. Their antitumor activities were evaluated in vitro and the mechanism was elucidated, leading to the identification of 1,6-diaryl-1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2(3H)-one 20b as the first bifunctional agent that can target both tubulin and katanin simultaneously. The in vivo assays verified that compound 20b significantly inhibited xenograft tumor growth with good pharmacokinetic characteristics, demonstrating a promising potential for further development into anti-tumor drug candidates with a unique mechanism of dual-targeting microtubule.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Imidazóis/uso terapêutico , Katanina/antagonistas & inibidores , Piridinas/uso terapêutico , Moduladores de Tubulina/uso terapêutico , Animais , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma Endometrioide/tratamento farmacológico , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Desenho de Drogas , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Feminino , Pontos de Checagem da Fase G2 do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana , Humanos , Imidazóis/síntese química , Imidazóis/química , Imidazóis/farmacocinética , Katanina/metabolismo , Ligantes , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Camundongos Nus , Estrutura Molecular , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Piridinas/síntese química , Piridinas/química , Piridinas/farmacocinética , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Tubulina (Proteína)/metabolismo , Moduladores de Tubulina/síntese química , Moduladores de Tubulina/química , Moduladores de Tubulina/farmacocinética , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(8): 2083-2095, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31203442

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PURPOSE: While enhanced expression of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) and their derived metabolites is associated with breast cancer (BC) risk, the precise link between BC carcinogenesis and enhanced inflammatory activity remains to be clarified. Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) may induce expression of COX-2 and 5-LO and is frequently found in breast cancer biopsies. Thus, we investigated whether there is an association between HCMV proteins and expression of COX-2 and 5-LO in human BC tissue and BC cell lines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Paraffin embedded biopsies obtained from 49 patients with breast cancer and 26 tissue samples from adjacent, benign breast tissues were retrospectively examined for HCMV-immediate early (IE), HCMV-Late (LA), COX-2, and 5-LO proteins by immunohistochemistry. In vitro, uninfected and HCMV-infected BC cell lines were examined for COX-2 and 5-LO transcripts and proteins by PCR and flow cytometry. RESULTS: Extensive expression of COX-2, 5-LO and HCMV-IE proteins were preferentially detected in BC samples. We found a statistically significant concordant correlation between extensive HCMV-IE and COX-2 (P < 0.0001) as well as with HCMV-IE and 5-LO (P = 0.0003) in infiltrating BC. In vitro, HCMV infection induced COX-2 and 5-LO transcripts and COX-2 proteins in MCF-7 cells (P =0.008, P =0.018, respectively). In MDA-MB-231 cells that already had high base line levels of COX-2 expression, HCMV induced both COX-2 and 5-LO proteins but not transcripts. CONCLUSION: Our findings demonstrate a significant correlation between extensive HCMV-IE protein expression and overexpression of COX-2 and 5-LO in human breast cancer.


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Araquidonato 5-Lipoxigenase/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/complicações , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/metabolismo , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/complicações , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/virologia , Células Cultivadas , Feminino , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Análise Serial de Tecidos
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Cancer Sci ; 110(8): 2357-2367, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31169331

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Dendritic cells (DCs) are potent and specialized antigen presenting cells, which play a crucial role in initiating and amplifying both the innate and adaptive immune responses against cancer. Tumor cells can escape from immune attack by secreting suppressive cytokines that solely or cooperatively impair the immune function of DCs. However, the underlying mechanisms are not fully defined. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been identified as a major cytokine in the tumor microenvironment. To elucidate the effects of VEGF on the motility and immune function of mature DCs (mDCs), the cells were treated with 50 ng/mL VEGF and investigated by proteomics and molecular biological technologies. The results showed that VEGF can impair the migration capacity and immune function of mDCs through the RhoA-cofilin1 pathway mediated by the VEGF receptor 2, suggesting impaired motility of mDCs by VEGF is one of the aspects of immune escape mechanisms of tumors. It is clinically important to understand the biological behavior of DCs and the immune escape mechanisms of tumor as well as how to improve the efficiency of antitumor therapy based on DCs.


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Fatores de Despolimerização de Actina/metabolismo , Movimento Celular/imunologia , Células Dendríticas/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/imunologia , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/imunologia , Receptor 2 de Fatores de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo , Proteína rhoA de Ligação ao GTP/metabolismo , Fatores de Despolimerização de Actina/imunologia , Células Cultivadas , Citocinas/imunologia , Células Dendríticas/imunologia , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana , Humanos , Receptor 2 de Fatores de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/imunologia , Proteína rhoA de Ligação ao GTP/imunologia
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BMC Complement Altern Med ; 19(1): 127, 2019 Jun 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31196042

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BACKGROUND: Xin-Ji-Er-Kang (XJEK) is a Chinese herbal formula, which has been reported to exert effective protection against cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension and myocarditis. METHODS: Cultured human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs) were treated with angiotensin II (Ang II) and different concentrations of aqueous layer extracts (AqE). Subsequently nitric oxide (NO) and endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) expression levels were detected. In addition, fifty Kunming mice were randomized into control, Nω-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME), L-NAME+AqE, L-NAME+XJEK and L-NAME+fosinopril treatment groups. Following 8 weeks of treatment, the cardiac hemodynamic index was measured, relaxation of the aorta was examined and pathological changes were observed. Colorimetric analysis and enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) were applied to determine the relevant indicators in plasma and cardiac tissues. RESULTS: The in vitro study results demonstrated that AqE could preserve endothelial function (NO, 21.05 ± 2.03 vs. 8.64 ± 0.59; eNOS, 1.08 ± 0.17 vs.0.73 ± 0.06). In addition, the in vivo results demonstrated that compared with the control group, treatment with AqE could enhance a high hemodynamic state (left ventricular systolic pressure, 116.76 ± 9.96 vs.114.5 ± 15.16), improve endothelial function (NO, 7.98 ± 9.64 vs. 1.66 ± 3.11; eNOS, 19.78 ± 3.18 vs.19.38 ± 3.85), suppress oxidative stress (OS) (superoxide dismutase, 178.17 ± 13.78 vs. 159.38 ± 18.86; malondialdehyde, 0.77 ± 0.13 vs.1.25 ± 0.36) and reverse cardiovascular remodeling. CONCLUSION: Polysaccharide from XJEK exerts protective effects against Ang II-induced injury in HUVECs and L-NAME-induced hypertension in mice and the underlying mechanism may be attributed to improving endothelial dysfunction, OS and the inflammation status in mice.


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Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/uso terapêutico , Células Endoteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Endotélio Vascular/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipertensão/tratamento farmacológico , Remodelação Vascular/efeitos dos fármacos , Angiotensina II , Animais , Aorta/efeitos dos fármacos , Arginina/análogos & derivados , Arginina/sangue , Pressão Sanguínea/efeitos dos fármacos , Citocinas/metabolismo , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/farmacologia , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana , Humanos , Hipertensão/induzido quimicamente , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Masculino , Malondialdeído/sangue , Camundongos , Miocárdio/metabolismo , NG-Nitroarginina Metil Éster , Óxido Nítrico/sangue , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo III/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Fitoterapia , Superóxido Dismutase/sangue
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BMC Complement Altern Med ; 19(1): 111, 2019 May 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31146723

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BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is a condition with the vascular accumulation of lipid plaques, and its main major contributing factor is endothelial injury induced by oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL). Salidroside (SAL) is the primary active ingredient of Rhodiola rosea, and exhibits antioxidant properties on endothelial cells and alleviates atherosclerosis. However, the effect of SAL on autophagy in ox-LDL-induced vascular endothelial injury remains unclear. Here, we investigated the effect and underlying mechanisms of SAL on autophagy in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). METHODS: HUVECs were incubated with ox-LDL to induce in vitro atherosclerosis model. The cell viability and injury were evaluated by cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) assay and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release assay. The oxidative stress was evaluated by NADPH oxidase, malondialdehyde (MDA) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities. Immunofluorescence was performed to detect autophagy using LC3ß antibody. Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) and western blot were performed to measure the mRNA expressions of SIRT1 and Forkhead box O1 (FOXO1). Nicotinamide (NAM) and AS1842856 were used to inhibit activities of SIRT1 and FOXO1, respectively. RESULTS: Exposure of HUVECs to ox-LDL (100 µg/mL) reduced cell viability, increased cellular MDA, and reduced SOD in a concentration-dependent manner. The pretreatment with SAL (20, 50 and 100 µM) significantly enhanced the cell viability and decreased LDH release in HUVECs exposed to ox-LDL (100 µg/mL). ox-LDL induced autophagy in HUVECs, which was further enhanced by pretreatment with SAL. However, SAL attenuated increase in oxidative stress in HUVECs induced by ox-LDL. ox-LDL reduced mRNA and protein expressions of SIRT1 and FOXO1, which could be reversed by SAL. The protective, anti-oxidative and pro-autophagic effects of SAL could be obviously abolished by cotreatment with SIRT1 inhibitor or FOXO1 inhibitor. CONCLUSION: Salidroside shows protective effect on endothelial cell induced by ox-LDL, and the mechanisms might be related to autophagy induction via increasing SIRT1 and FoxO1 expressions.


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Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Endoteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Glucosídeos/farmacologia , Fenóis/farmacologia , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Rhodiola , Aterosclerose/prevenção & controle , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Proteína Forkhead Box O1/metabolismo , Glucosídeos/uso terapêutico , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana , Humanos , Lipoproteínas LDL , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Fenóis/uso terapêutico , Fitoterapia , Extratos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Sirtuína 1/metabolismo
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Toxicol Lett ; 312: 98-108, 2019 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31054354

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: To investigate the effect of Arsenic Trioxide (ATO) on endothelial cells injury and explore the role of transient receptor potential melastatin 4 channel (TRPM4) in ATO-induced endothelial injury. METHODS: qRT-PCR was used to examine the mRNA expression of TRPM4 in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). The protein levels were measured by Western blot and immunostaining. The MTT, TUNEL, and transwell assays were used to evaluate the cell viability, apoptosis, and migration, respectively. The ultrastructural changes were observed by scanning electron microscopy. The membrane potential, cytosolic [Na+]i, cytosolic [Ca2+]i and reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels were detected by fluorescent probes. Isometric tension of mesenteric artery was recorded by using a multiwire myograph system. RESULTS: ATO induced HUVEC cells injury, the significant upregulation of TRPM4 in this process was inhibited by 9-phenanthrol or siRNA. ATO-induced apoptosis and decrease in the cell viability/ migration were all partially reversed upon the treatment with 9-phenanthrol. Whereas, ATO-mediated increase in membrane potential, cytosolic [Na+]i, cytosolic [Ca2+]i and the ROS levels were also abolished by 9-phenanthrol or siRNA, suggesting that oxidative stress may be the potential mechanisms underlying ATO-induced endothelial injury. Additionally, 9-phenanthrol treatment prevented ATO-mediated impairment of acetylcholine-induced endothelium-dependent relaxations. CONCLUSION: TRPM4 is involved in endothelial injury induced by ATO and may be a promising therapeutic target for endothelial injury.


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Antineoplásicos/toxicidade , Trióxido de Arsênio/toxicidade , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/efeitos dos fármacos , Canais de Cátion TRPM/metabolismo , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/metabolismo , Humanos , Fenantrenos/farmacologia , Interferência de RNA , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Canais de Cátion TRPM/genética , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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