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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4749-4755, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519575

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BACKGROUND: Cisplatin is a platinum compound capable of inducing apoptosis of cancer cells. However, cancer cells can become cisplatin-resistant. A recent study showed that a pregnane X receptor (PXR) antagonist, leflunomide, can enhance the antitumor activity of cisplatin and overcome such resistance. This study determined whether PXR antagonists ketoconazole and phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) enhance the antitumor activity of platinum compounds and by which mechanism(s) of action. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Caspase-3 activity, intracellular platinum level, and expression of ATP-binding cassette subfamily C member 2 (ABCC2; previously named multidrug resistance-associated protein 2) were assessed in HepG2 human hepatocellular carcinoma cells exposed to carboplatin or cisplatin with and without PXR antagonist. RESULTS: In combination with platinum compounds, PEITC increased the intracellular platinum level, while ketoconazole induced higher caspase-3 activity. Additionally, PEITC suppressed ABCC2 protein expression. CONCLUSION: These results suggested that ketoconazole and PEITC enhance the antitumor activity of platinum compounds by different and complex mechanisms.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Cisplatino/farmacologia , Receptor de Pregnano X/antagonistas & inibidores , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Biomarcadores , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Humanos , Proteínas Associadas à Resistência a Múltiplos Medicamentos/genética , RNA Mensageiro/genética
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108793, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31421117

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Polyphyllin I (PPI), a bioactive component extracted from Paris polyphylla, was reported to have potent anticancer activities in previous studies. However, there were few reports on the effects and underlying mechanism of PPI in human acute myeloid leukemia cells. The present study demonstrated that PPI had an inhibitory effect through inducing apoptosis and autophagy in THP-1 and NB4 cells. PPI induced apoptosis via activating JNK pathway, as evidenced by the decreased Bcl-2 levels and increased Bax, cleaved-caspase-3 and phosphorylated-JNK expressions. In addition, PPI promoted autophagy as evidenced with increased expressions of LC3-II and Beclin-1 in western blot and autophagic vacuoles in MDC staining, which was associated with the inhibition of AKT-mTOR pathway. Furthermore, JNK inhibitor SP600125 and autophagy inhibitor 3-MA were employed to evaluate the role of apoptosis and autophagy in PPI-induced cell death. We found that autophagy and apoptosis were both causes of cell death induced by PPI. These data suggested that PPI could be a potent therapeutic agent for the treatment of human acute myeloid leukemia.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Diosgenina/análogos & derivados , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Diosgenina/farmacologia , Humanos , Proteínas Quinases JNK Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/antagonistas & inibidores , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(2): 388-399, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31403269

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Doxorubicin, a chemotherapy drug used successfully for years, could induce cardiotoxicity. Euterpe oleracea Mart. (açai) is a fruit high in antioxidant properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity prevention after açai administration. METHODS: A total of 64 male Wistar rats were allocated into 4 groups: control (C), açai (A), doxorubicin (D) and açai-doxorubicin (DA). Rats received regular chow (C and D groups) or chow supplemented with açai 5% (A and DA groups) for 4 weeks. Subsequently, rats received doxorubicin 20 mg/kg (D and DA groups) or saline (C and A groups). Euthanasia was performed 48 hours after doxorubicin injection. Left ventricular function was evaluated by echocardiography in vivo and by isolated heart study ex vivo. Oxidative stress, myocardial metabolism and nitric oxide metabolite were evaluated by spectrophotometry, MMP-2 activity by zymography and caspase-3 and Bcl-2 protein expression by Western blot. RESULTS: Doxorubicin induced decreases in body weight, food and water ingestion. We observed decreases in left ventricular fractional shortening in rats treated with doxorubicin. Additionally, the same rats showed lower +dP/dt and -dP/dt during isolated heart study than those who did not receive doxorubicin. Doxorubicin injection increased caspase-3 protein expression, myocardium lipid hydroperoxide concentration, MMP-2 activity, phosphofructokinase and lactate dehydrogenase activity, and decreased ß-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase, pyruvate dehydrogenase, citrate synthase, complex I, complex II and ATP synthase activity in myocardium. Açai supplementation improved left ventricular fractional shortening, decreased myocardium lipid hydroperoxide concentration, MMP-2 activity, and improved ß-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase, phosphofructokinase, citrate synthase, complex II and ATP synthase enzymatic activities. We did not observe differences in nitric oxide metabolite concentrations between groups. CONCLUSION: Doxorubicin induced left ventricular dysfunction, increases in oxidative stress, changes in myocardium metabolism and MMP-2 activation. Açai supplementation was able to prevent these alterations.


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Doxorrubicina/toxicidade , Euterpe/química , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Suplementos Nutricionais , Ecocardiografia , Euterpe/metabolismo , Cardiopatias/etiologia , Cardiopatias/prevenção & controle , Técnicas In Vitro , L-Lactato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Masculino , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz/metabolismo , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico/sangue , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/uso terapêutico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Função Ventricular Esquerda/efeitos dos fármacos
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Cancer Invest ; 37(7): 311-324, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31412710

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Enthusiasms into the application of PI3K-δ inhibitor CAL-101 has been muted due to the over-activation of compensatory molecules. Our results delineated that c-Myc suppression using 10058-F4 enhanced CAL-101 cytotoxicity in less sensitive cells through different mechanisms based on p53 status; while CAL-101-plus-10058-F4 induced G1 arrest in wild-type p53-expressing leukemic cells, no conspicuous increase in G1 was noted in U937 cells harboring mutant p53. Conclusively, this study shed lights on the role of c-Myc oncoprotein in acute leukemia cells sensitivity to PI3K inhibitor and outlined that the combination of c-Myc inhibitor and CAL-101 may be a promising therapeutic approach in leukemia.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/genética , Purinas/farmacologia , Quinazolinonas/farmacologia , Tiazóis/farmacologia , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/metabolismo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/metabolismo
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4991-5015, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31371943

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Purpose: This study evaluates the cytotoxicity of AuNPs coated with polyallylamine (AuNPs-PAA) and conjugated or not to the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-targeting antibody Cetuximab (AuNPs-PAA-Ctxb) in normal human kidney (HK-2), liver (THLE-2) and microvascular endothelial (TIME) cells, and compares it with two cancer cell lines that are EGFR-overexpressing (A431) or EGFR-negative (MDA-MB-453). Results: Conjugation of Cetuximab to AuNPs-PAA increased the AuNPs-PAA-Ctxb interactions with cells, but reduced their cytotoxicity. TIME cells exhibited the strongest reduction in viability after exposure to AuNPs-PAA(±Ctxb), followed by THLE-2, MDA-MB-453, HK-2 and A431 cells. This cell type-dependent sensitivity was strongly correlated to the inhibition of thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) and glutathione reductase (GR), and to the depolarization of the mitochondrial membrane potential. Both are suggested to initiate apoptosis, which was indeed detected in a concentration- and time-dependent manner. The role of oxidative stress in AuNPs-PAA(±Ctxb)-induced cytotoxicity was demonstrated by co-incubation of the cells with N-acetyl L-cysteine (NAC), which significantly decreased apoptosis and mitochondrial membrane depolarization. Conclusion: This study helps to identify the cells and tissues that could be sensitive to AuNPs and deepens the understanding of the risks associated with the use of AuNPs in vivo.


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Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Ouro/química , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Acetilcisteína/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Caspase 7/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Cetuximab/farmacologia , Endocitose/efeitos dos fármacos , Glutationa Redutase/metabolismo , Humanos , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanopartículas Metálicas/ultraestrutura , Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Tamanho da Partícula , Poliaminas/química , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Eletricidade Estática , Tiorredoxina Dissulfeto Redutase/metabolismo
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Sheng Li Xue Bao ; 71(4): 527-536, 2019 Aug 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31440749

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The aim of this study was to investigate whether G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) could alleviate hippocampal neuron injury under cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury (CIRI) by acting on endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS). The CIRI animal model was established by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Female ovariectomized (OVX) Sprague-Dawley (SD) female rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: control, ischemia-reperfusion injury (MCAO), vehicle (MCAO+DMSO), and GPER-specific agonist G1 (MCAO+G1) groups. The neurobehavioral score was assessed by the Longa score method, the morphological changes of the neurons were observed by the Nissl staining, the cerebral infarction was detected by the TTC staining, and the neural apoptosis in the hippocampal CA1 region was detected by TUNEL staining. The distribution and expression of GRP78 (78 kDa glucose-regulated protein 78) in the hippocampal CA1 region were observed by immunofluorescent staining. The protein expression levels of GRP78, Caspase-12, CHOP and Caspase-3 were detected by Western blot, and the mRNA expression levels of GRP78, Caspase-12, and CHOP were detected by the real-time PCR. The results showed that the neurobehavioral score, cerebral infarct volume, cellular apoptosis index, as well as GRP78, Caspase-12 and CHOP protein and mRNA expression levels in the MCAO group were significantly higher than those of control group. And G1 reversed the above-mentioned changes in the MCAO+G1 group. These results suggest that the activation of GPER can decrease the apoptosis of hippocampal neurons and relieve CIRI, and its mechanism may involve the inhibition of ERS.


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Isquemia Encefálica , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático , Neurônios/citologia , Receptores Estrogênicos/fisiologia , Receptores Acoplados a Proteínas-G/agonistas , Traumatismo por Reperfusão , Animais , Apoptose , Região CA1 Hipocampal/citologia , Caspase 12/metabolismo , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Feminino , Proteínas de Choque Térmico/metabolismo , Distribuição Aleatória , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Fator de Transcrição CHOP/metabolismo
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(1): 229-241, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31302949

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Circulating or extracellular histones (EHs) in the bloodstream act as a damage-associated-molecular-pattern (DAMP) agent that plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of many diseases such as sepsis and sterile inflammation. To date, not much information is available to describe the mechanistic relationship between human erythrocytes and the cytotoxicity of EHs, the protein members from a highly conserved histone family across species. The present study explored this key question with a hypothesis that EHs induce eryptosis. METHODS: Freshly isolated human red blood cells (RBCs) from healthy donors were treated with EHs or agents for positive controls in a physiological buffer for 3 or 24 h. After treatments, flow cytometry was employed to quantify surface phosphatidylserine (PS) exposure from annexin-V-RFP binding, cell shrinkage from flow cytometric forward scatter (FSC) analysis, Ca2+ rise by fluo-4, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production by H2DCFDA, and caspase-3 activation by FAM-DEVD-FMK measurement. Hemolysis and membarne permeabilization were estimated respectively from hemoglobin release into supernatant and calcein leakage from RBC ghosts. RESULTS: With positive controls for validation, EHs in the pathophsyiological range were found to accumulate annexin-V binding on cell surface, decrease FSC, upregulate ROS production, elevate Ca2+ influx and increase caspase-3 activity in a 3-h incubation. Of note, no RBC hemolysis and no calcein release from ghosts were obtained after EHs treatment for 24 h. Interestingly, external Ca2+ was not a prerequisite for the EHs-mediated ROS production and PS externalization. Also, the eryptotic hallmarks in the apoptotic RBCs were partially blocked by heparin and antibody (Ab) against Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2). CONCLUSION: EHs act as a DAMP agent in the human RBCs that induces eryptosis. The cytotoxic effect is rapid as the hallmarks of eryptosis such as cell shrinkage, surface PS exposure, [Ca2+]i rise, ROS production and caspase-3 activation can be seen 3 h after treatment in a dose-dependent manner. The EHs' cytotoxic effects could be blocked by heparin and the Ab against TLR2.


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Eriptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Histonas/farmacologia , Anticorpos/imunologia , Anticorpos/farmacologia , Cálcio/metabolismo , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Células Cultivadas , Eritrócitos/citologia , Eritrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Eritrócitos/metabolismo , Heparina/farmacologia , Humanos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Receptor 2 Toll-Like/imunologia
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(1): 258-280, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31313541

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Although neuroblastoma is a heterogeneous cancer, a substantial portion overexpresses CD71 (transferrin receptor 1) and MYCN. This study provides a mechanistically driven rationale for a combination therapy targeting neuroblastomas that doubly overexpress or have amplified CD71 and MYCN. For this subset, CD71 was targeted by its natural ligand, gambogic acid (GA), and MYCN was targeted with an HDAC inhibitor, vorinostat. A combination of GA and vorinostat was then tested for efficacy in cancer and non-cancer cells. METHODS: Microarray analysis of cohorts of neuroblastoma patients indicated a subset of neuroblastomas overexpressing both CD71 and MYCN. The viability with proliferation changes were measured by MTT and colony formation assays in neuroblastoma cells. Transfection with CD71 or MYCN along with quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blotting were used to detect expression changes. For pathway analysis, gene ontology (GO) and Protein-protein interaction analyses were performed to evaluate the potential mechanisms of GA and vorinostat in treated cells. RESULTS: For both GA and vorinostat, their pathways were explored for specificity and dependence on their targets for efficacy. For GA-treated cells, the viability/proliferation loss due to GA was dependent on the expression of CD71 and involved activation of caspase-3 and degradation of EGFR. It relied on the JNK-IRE1-mTORC1 pathway. The drug vorinostat also reduced cell viability/proliferation in the treated cells and this was dependent on the presence of MYCN as MYCN siRNA transfection led to a blunting of vorinostat efficacy and conversely, MYCN overexpression improved the vorinostat potency in those cells. Vorinostat inhibition of MYCN led to an increase of the pro-apoptotic miR183 levels and this, in turn, reduced the viability/proliferation of these cells. The combination treatment with GA and vorinostat synergistically reduced cell survival in the MYCN and CD71 overexpressing tumor cells. The same treatment had no effect or minimal effect on HEK293 and HEF cells used as models of non-cancer cells. CONCLUSION: A combination therapy with GA and vorinostat may be suitable for MYCN and CD71 overexpressing neuroblastomas.


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Antígenos CD , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/farmacologia , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos , Proteína Proto-Oncogênica N-Myc , Neuroblastoma , Receptores da Transferrina , Antígenos CD/genética , Antígenos CD/metabolismo , Caspase 3/genética , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Células HEK293 , Humanos , MicroRNAs/biossíntese , MicroRNAs/genética , Proteína Proto-Oncogênica N-Myc/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteína Proto-Oncogênica N-Myc/genética , Proteína Proto-Oncogênica N-Myc/metabolismo , Neuroblastoma/tratamento farmacológico , Neuroblastoma/genética , Neuroblastoma/metabolismo , Neuroblastoma/patologia , RNA Neoplásico/biossíntese , RNA Neoplásico/genética , Receptores da Transferrina/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores da Transferrina/genética , Receptores da Transferrina/metabolismo , Vorinostat/farmacologia , Xantonas/farmacologia
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Biol Res ; 52(1): 36, 2019 Jul 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31300048

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BACKGROUND: Recent evidences indicated that some local anaesthetic agents played a role in inhibiting the proliferation of cancer cells; Whether ropivacaine is able to promote apoptosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells is still unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of ropivacaine on the apoptosis of HCC cells. METHODS: In the present study, we treated the HCC cell lines, Bel7402 and HLE with ropivacaine. MTT, DAPI stain, trypan blue exclusion dye assay, flow cytometry, electron microscopy, computational simulation, laser confocal microscope, Western blotting, and enzyme activity analysis of caspase-3 were applied to detect the growth and apoptosis of HCC cells and to explore the role mechanism of ropivacaine. RESULTS: Ropivacaine was able to inhibit proliferation and promote apoptosis of HCC cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner. Ropivacaine also has a trait to inhibit the migration of HCC cells; ropivacaine damaged the mitochondria of HCC cells. The results also indicated that ropivacaine was able to interact with caspase-3, promote cytoplasmic caspase-3 migration into the nucleus, stimulate cleavage of caspase-3 and PARP-1, caspase-9 proteins, inhibit the expression of Bcl-2, promote expression of Apaf-1 and mitochondria release cytochrome C, and activate the activity of caspase-3. CONCLUSIONS: Ropivacaine has a novel role in promoting apoptosis of HCC cells; The role mechanism of ropivacaine maybe involve in damaging the function of mitochondria and activating the caspase-3 signalling pathway in HCC cells. Our findings provide novel insights into the local anaesthetic agents in the therapy of HCC patients.


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Anestésicos Locais/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Ropivacaina/farmacologia , Apoptose/fisiologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Citometria de Fluxo , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , Microscopia Confocal , Microscopia de Fluorescência , Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(7): 3499-3506, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31262874

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The present study aimed to investigate the apoptotic effects of phenformin, a therapeutic agent for diabetes, on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cytotoxicity was measured by the MTT and live/dead cell assay. Phenformin-induced apoptotic FaDu cell death and its associated cellular signaling pathways were investigated by hematoxylin and eosin staining, 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole staining, caspase-3 activity assay, fluorescence-activated cell sorting analysis, and western blotting. RESULTS: Phenformin promoted death of and apoptotic processes in FaDu cells, including morphological alterations and nuclear condensation. Furthermore, treatment with phenformin increased caspase-3 activity and apoptotic populations via the caspase cascade through cleavage of capspase-8, -9, and -3 and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase in FaDu cells. Moreover, phosphorylation levels of mitogen-activated protein kinases, nuclear factor-κB, and AKT were down-regulated in FaDu cells by phenformin. CONCLUSION: Phenformin induced death of FaDu cells via caspase-dependent extrinsic and intrinsic apoptosis pathways and is a promising novel therapeutic agent for HNSCC.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/tratamento farmacológico , Fenformin/farmacologia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/tratamento farmacológico , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Caspase 7/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína Ligante Fas/metabolismo , Humanos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(7): 3601-3608, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31262885

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Nuclear receptors regulate the expression of cellular transporters, which may be contributing factors for cisplatin (CDDP) resistance. This study aimed to clarify whether nuclear receptor ligands could be potentially used as drugs to overcome CDDP resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Caspase-3 activity was measured using a fluorogenic substrate. mRNA levels were determined using real-time polymerase chain reaction. RESULTS: Pregnane X receptor (PXR) showed an expression level change dependent on caspase-3 activation by CDDP in HepG2. Rifampicin, a PXR agonist, reduced the accumulation of CDDP and suppressed growth inhibition and caspase-3 activation in HepG2 after CDDP exposure. Leflunomide, a PXR antagonist, significantly enhanced caspase-3 activation by CDDP in HepG2 and CDDP-resistant HepG2/R. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that PXR can modify the antitumor activity of CDDP, presumably through regulating the expression of transporters, which control intracellular CDDP concentration. Thus, PXR antagonists can be further investigated as potential drugs capable of overcoming CDDP resistance.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Cisplatino/farmacologia , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/genética , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(7): 3795-3801, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31262906

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Butyric acid, a short chain fatty acid, plays an important role in the prevention of colon cancer. The aim of this study was to analyze the growth inhibitory and apoptotic effect of butyric acid derivatives in colorectal cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human colorectal carcinoma HCT116 cells, were treated with the IC50 concentration of sodium butyrate, indole-3-butyric acid, tributyrin and 2-amino-n-butyric acid. Comet assay, caspase-3 assay and cell-cycle analysis were used to analyze apoptosis. RESULTS: Tributyrin and indole-3-butyric acid showed the least IC50 values at 24 h incubation. Butyric acid derivatives significantly activated caspase-3 activity compared with the control. Additionally, indole-3-butyric acid and tributyrin caused G0/G1 and G2/M phase arrest. CONCLUSION: Butyric acid derivatives effectively induced apoptosis in HCT116 cells.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Butiratos/farmacologia , Neoplasias Colorretais/tratamento farmacológico , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Dano ao DNA , Células HCT116 , Humanos
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4723-4739, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31308655

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Background: Much consideration has been paid to the toxicological assessment of nanoparticles prior to clinical and biological applications. While in vitro studies have been expanding continually, in vivo investigations of nanoparticles have not developed a cohesive structure. This study aimed to assess the acute toxicity of different concentrations of chitosan-coated silver nanoparticles (Ch-AgNPs) in main organs, including liver, kidneys, and spleen. Materials and methods: Twenty-eight male albino rats were used and divided into 4 groups (n=7). Group 1 was kept as a negative control group. Groups 2, 3, and 4 were treated intraperitoneally with Ch-AgNPs each day for 14 days at doses of 50, 25, and 10 mg/kg body weight (bwt) respectively. Histopathological, morphometric and immunohistochemical studies were performed as well as oxidative stress evaluations, and specific functional examinations for each organ were elucidated. Results: It was revealed that Ch-AgNPs induced dose-dependent toxicity, and the repeated dosing of rats with 50 mg/kg Ch-AgNPs induced severe toxicities. Histopathological examination showed congestion, hemorrhage, cellular degeneration, apoptosis and necrosis in hepatic and renal tissue as well as lymphocytic depletion with increasing tangible macrophages in the spleen. The highest levels of malondialdehyde, alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase (MDA, ALT, AST) and the lowest levels of reduced glutathione, immunoglobulin G, M and total protein (GSH, IgG, IgM, TP) were observed in this group. On the other hand, repeated dosing with 25 mg/kg induced mild to moderate disturbance in the previous parameters, while there was no significant difference in results of pathological examination and biochemical tests between the control group and those treated with 10 mg/kg bwt Ch-AgNPs. Conclusion: Chitosan-coated silver nanoparticles induce dose-dependent adverse effects on rats.


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Quitosana/química , Imunoglobulina G/sangue , Imunoglobulina M/sangue , Nanopartículas Metálicas/toxicidade , Prata/toxicidade , Alanina Transaminase/sangue , Animais , Aspartato Aminotransferases/sangue , Nitrogênio da Ureia Sanguínea , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Creatinina/sangue , Glutationa/metabolismo , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/patologia , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Nanopartículas Metálicas/ultraestrutura , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Antígeno Nuclear de Célula em Proliferação/metabolismo , Ratos Wistar , Baço/efeitos dos fármacos , Baço/patologia
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Toxicol Lett ; 314: 18-26, 2019 Oct 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31299270

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Epidemiological investigations indicate that effects related to prenatal adverse environments on the organs of the offspring could continue to adulthood. This study intends to confirm that prenatal nicotine exposure (PNE) increases the susceptibility of osteoarthritis (OA) in the male offspring, and to explore the potential intrauterine programming mechanism. During pregnancy, rats were divided into a PNE group and a control group. After birth, rats were given a high-fat diet for 6 months and long-distance running for 6 weeks. The rats were euthanized at 18 months after birth (PM18) and on gestational day 20 (GD20), respectively. Knee joints were collected for histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assays. Histological analyses and the Mankin's score showed increased cartilage destruction and accelerated OA progression in adult offspring from the PNE group. Immunohistochemistry results showed decreased expression of transforming growth factor beta (TGFß) signaling pathway. Furthermore, the expression of apoptosis factors (caspase-3 and caspase-8), inflammatory factors [interleukin (IL)-1, IL-6] and matrix degradation enzymes [matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-3, MMP-13] were also significantly increased. Traced back to the intrauterine period, it was found that the number of chondrocytes and the contents of Col2A1 and aggrecan in the matrix in the PNE group were decreased. And, the expression of the TGFß signaling pathway was inhibited. These results suggested that PNE enhanced the susceptibility of OA in male elderly offspring rats by down-regulating TGFß signaling, which increased articular cartilage local inflammation, matrix degradation, and cell apoptosis. This study confirmed the developmental origin of OA, and clarified the congenital and the living environment impact on the occurrence and development of OA. Our findings provide a theoretical and experimental basis for OA early prevention.


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Articulações/efeitos dos fármacos , Nicotina/toxicidade , Agonistas Nicotínicos/toxicidade , Osteoartrite/induzido quimicamente , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal , Transdução de Sinais , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo , Fatores Etários , Agrecanas/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Caspase 8/metabolismo , Condrócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Condrócitos/metabolismo , Condrócitos/patologia , Condrogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Colágeno Tipo II/metabolismo , Feminino , Idade Gestacional , Interleucina-1/metabolismo , Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Articulações/metabolismo , Articulações/patologia , Masculino , Exposição Materna , Metaloproteinase 13 da Matriz/metabolismo , Metaloproteinase 3 da Matriz/metabolismo , Osteoartrite/metabolismo , Osteoartrite/patologia , Gravidez , Ratos Wistar , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Sexuais
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(13): 2686-2690, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31359678

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To investigate the inhibitory effects and mechanism of Cistanche tubulosa ethanol extract( CTEE) against oxygen-glucose deprivation/reperfusion( OGD/R)-induced PC12 cells neuronal injury. In this study,OGD/R-induced PC12 cells were used to explore the neuroprotective effects of CTEE( 12. 5,25,50 mg·L-1) by detecting cell viability with MTT assay,apoptosis with AO/EB and Hoechst 33258,mitochondrial membrane potential changes with JC-1 staining,mitochondrial oxidative stress with MitoSOX staining,as well as the apoptosis-related protein expression( PARP,cleaved PARP,caspase-3,cleaved caspase-3,Bax,Bcl-2) with Western blot. RESULTS:: showed that CTEE effectively protected OGD/R-induced neuronal injury and increased the survival rate of PC12 cells.AO/EB and Hoechst 33258 staining showed that CTEE could effectively inhibit apoptosis. Moreover,JC-1 and MitoSOX staining results showed that CTEE decreased mitochondrial stress and mitochondrial membrane potential imbalance in PC12 cells in a concentration-dependent manner. Meanwhile,CTEE could obviously suppress the activation of key proteins in mitochondrial apoptosis pathway such as caspase-3 and PARP,and significantly inhibit the rise of Bax and down-regulation of Bcl-2. In conclusion,CTEE has obvious protective effects on OGD/R-induced PC12 cells neuronal injury,potentially via inhibiting mitochondrial oxidative stress and apoptosis-related signaling pathway.


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Apoptose , Cistanche/química , Fármacos Neuroprotetores/farmacologia , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Animais , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Etanol , Glucose , Estresse Oxidativo , Oxigênio , Células PC12 , Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerase-1/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Ratos , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/metabolismo
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(13): 2827-2834, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31359697

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In this paper,the effects of active fractions of Ferula ferulaeoides on the growth and apoptosis of human gastric cancer cell MGC-803 transplantation tumor were systematically studied. The subcutaneous ectopic transplantation tumor model was established in human gastric cancer MGC-803 nude mice by cell suspension implantation method. The anti-tumor rate and organ index were used to evaluate the anti-tumor effect of the active fractions of F. ferulaeoides on the tumor-bearing nude mice. HE staining,TUNEL staining,RT-PCR,Western-blot and ELISA were used for pathological examination,apoptosis observation,and detection of apoptosis-related genes,proteins and cytokines expression. The results showed that as compared with the model group,the low,medium and high doses of the active fraction of F. ferulaeoides had inhibitory effects on xenografts in nude mice,respectively,in a dose-dependent manner; the apoptotic ratio was increased with the increase of drug concentration. As compared with the model group,F. ferulaeoides could down-regulate the expression of survivin mRNA in nude mice,and the protein expression levels of Bax,Bcl-2,caspase-3 and caspase-9 in tumor tissues of nude mice could be increased to different degrees in F. ferulaeoides groups. The contents of IL-10 and TGF-ß1 in plasma of nude mice were decreased in high dose group of F. ferulaeoides active fractions. The results indicated that F. ferulaeoides can significantly inhibit the growth of human gastric cancer MGC-803 subcutaneously transplanted tumor,and its mechanism may be related with down-regulating the expression of survivin mRNA,and up-regulating the expression of apoptosis-related proteins Bax,caspase-3 and caspase-9.


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Apoptose , Ferula/química , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Neoplasias Gástricas/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Citocinas/metabolismo , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Transplante de Neoplasias , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/metabolismo
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Int. j. morphol ; 37(2): 515-521, June 2019. tab, graf
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS | ID: biblio-1002253

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SUMMARY: Reproductive dysfunction is a complication for many diseases and toxins. Its early diagnosis and treatment are immensely important. Here the morphological histoarchitecture changes in early testicular and cauda toxicity before and after treatment with angiotensin receptor blockers were evaluated. Low-grade testicular damage was induced using thioacetamide (TAA, 50 mg/kg/day) intraperitoneally for two weeks in rats. The rats were randomly divided into four groups (n = 8) treated daily orally for three weeks as follows: Normal control (distilled water), TAA (positive control), TAA+candesartan (0.2 mg/kg) and TAA+losartan (7.5 mg/kg). Serum testosterone and testicular malondialdehyde and glutathione were measured. The changes in histoarchitecture of testis and cauda epididymis were evaluated by hematoxylin and eosin for general structure, Masson's trichrome for collagen, periodic acid Schiff for basement membrane, and caspase-3 and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) for immunohistochemical analysis. The TAA-rats showed decreases of serum testosterone and testicular glutathione, increases in testicular malondialdehyde, degenerative changes and apoptosis in germ cells, thickening of tubular basal lamina and increases in expression of caspase 3, and decreases in expression of PCNA. The ARBs (candesartan and losartan) significantly reversed these changes with non-significant differences in-between. Treatment with ARBs (candesartan and losartan) significantly reversed TAA-induced low-grade testicular and cauda toxicity in rats. This could be potentially useful for early treatment of male patients with occupational toxicant-induced reproductive dysfunction especially if they are using ARBs for other comorbidities.


RESUMEN: La disfunción reproductiva es una complicación por muchas enfermedades y toxinas. Su diagnóstico y tratamiento tempranos son inmensamente importantes. Aquí se evaluaron los cambios morfológicos en la histoarquitectura en la toxicidad precoz testicular y cauda antes y después del tratamiento con bloqueadores de receptores de angiotensina. Se indujo daño testicular de bajo grado usando tioacetamida (TAA, 50 mg / kg / día) por vía intraperitoneal durante dos semanas en ratas. Las ratas se dividieron aleatoriamente en cuatro grupos (n = 8) tratados diariamente por vía oral durante tres semanas de la siguiente manera: control normal (agua destilada), TAA (control positivo), TAA + candesartan (0,2 mg / kg) y TAA + losartán (7,5 mg / kg). Se midieron la testosterona sérica, el malondialdehído testicular y el glutatión. Los cambios en la histoarquitectura de los testículos y la epidermis de la cauda se evaluaron mediante Hematoxilina y Eosina para determinar la estructura general, con tricrómicro de Masson para el colágeno, ácido periódico de Schiff para la membrana basal y la caspasa-3 y el antígeno nuclear de células proliferantes (PCNA) para análisis inmunohistoquímico. Las ratas TAA mostraron disminución de la testosterona sérica y glutatión testicular, aumentos en el malondialdehído testicular, cambios degenerativos y apoptosis en células germinales, engrosamiento de la lámina basal tubular y aumentos en la expresión de la caspasa 3, y disminución en la expresión de PCNA. Los ARB (candesartán y losartán) revirtieron significativamente estos cambios con diferencias no significativas en el medio. El tratamiento con BRA (candesartán y losartán) revirtió significativamente la toxicidad testicular y cauda inducida por TAA en ratas. Esto podría ser potencialmente útil para el tratamiento temprano de pacientes con disfunción reproductiva inducida por tóxicos ocupacionales, especialmente si están usando BRA para otras comorbilidades.


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Animais , Masculino , Ratos , Testículo/efeitos dos fármacos , Tioacetamida/toxicidade , Benzimidazóis/farmacologia , Losartan/farmacologia , Bloqueadores do Receptor Tipo 1 de Angiotensina II/farmacologia , Testículo/patologia , Testosterona/análise , Tetrazóis/farmacologia , Imuno-Histoquímica , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Antígeno Nuclear de Célula em Proliferação/metabolismo , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Glutationa/análise , Malondialdeído/análise
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Int J Oncol ; 55(1): 59-68, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31180529

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The present study investigated the effects of the combined treatment of two peptide nucleic acids (PNAs), directed against microRNAs involved in caspase­3 mRNA regulation (miR­155­5p and miR­221­3p) in the temozolomide (TMZ)­resistant T98G glioma cell line. These PNAs were conjugated with an octaarginine tail in order to obtain an efficient delivery to treated cells. The effects of singularly administered PNAs or a combined treatment with both PNAs were examined on apoptosis, with the aim to determine whether reversion of the drug­resistance phenotype was obtained. Specificity of the PNA­mediated effects was analyzed by reverse transcription­quantitative polymerase­chain reaction, which demonstrated that the effects of R8­PNA­a155 and R8-PNA-a221 anti­miR PNAs were specific. Furthermore, the results obtained confirmed that both PNAs induced apoptosis when used on the temozolomide­resistant T98G glioma cell line. Notably, co­administration of both anti­miR­155 and anti­miR­221 PNAs was associated with an increased proapoptotic activity. In addition, TMZ further increased the induction of apoptosis in T98G cells co­treated with anti­miR­155 and anti­miR­221 PNAs.


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Caspase 3/metabolismo , Glioma/tratamento farmacológico , Glioma/genética , MicroRNAs/antagonistas & inibidores , Ácidos Nucleicos Peptídicos/farmacologia , Temozolomida/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos Alquilantes/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Caspase 3/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Ativação Enzimática/efeitos dos fármacos , Glioma/enzimologia , Humanos , MicroRNAs/genética , Ácidos Nucleicos Peptídicos/genética
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Folia Histochem Cytobiol ; 57(2): 64-73, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31246264

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INTRODUCTION: This study endeavors to analyze the effects of miR-1204 on the expression of DEK oncogene in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines and to study the molecular mechanisms of these effects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The miR-1204 mimics and inhibitors were transfected into the (A549 and SPC) NSCLC cells. Then the mRNA levels, cell viability, apoptosis rate, morphology and caspase activity were determined. The expression of apoptosis-related proteins Bcl-2 and Bax was also analyzed. RESULTS: In NSCLC cell lines (A549 and SPC), DEK mRNA levels were down-regulated in miR-1204 overex-pression group. In miR-1204 inhibition group, the expression of DEK mRNA showed an opposite trend. The overexpression of miR-1204 increases the apoptosis rate in NSCLC cells. The Bcl-2 levels in the miR-1204 over-expression group were decreased, while the Bax level was increased. In the miR-1204 inhibition group, expression of Bcl-2 and Bax showed opposite trends. Cell staining revealed cell's morphological changes; the apoptosis in the miR-1204 overexpression group revealed significant morphological features, such as brighter nuclei and nu-clear condensation. Results indicated a typical characteristic of apoptosis in the miR-1204 overexpression group. Caspase-9 and Caspase-3 were involved in the apoptosis pathway, which was mediated by miR-1204 and DEK. CONCLUSIONS: The miR-1204 induces apoptosis of NSCLC cells by inhibiting the expression of DEK. The mech-anism of apoptosis involves down-regulation of Bcl-2 and up-regulation of Bax expression. Moreover, the apoptosis was mediated by mitochondria-related caspase 9/3 pathway.


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Apoptose/fisiologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/genética , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , MicroRNAs/fisiologia , Proteínas Oncogênicas/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a Poli-ADP-Ribose/genética , RNA Mensageiro/fisiologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Caspase 8/metabolismo , Caspase 9/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Regulação para Baixo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , MicroRNAs/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/metabolismo
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Chem Biol Interact ; 309: 108723, 2019 Aug 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31228469

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Ischemic preconditioning and pharmacological preconditioning are common strategies to prevent lethal myocardial injury, especially nutritional preconditioning (NPC). In this study, we investigated the effects of astragaloside IV (Ast), as an NPC agent, on myocardium suffered anoxia/reoxygenation (A/R) injury. Rats received 5 mg/kg Ast daily for 3 weeks by intragastric administration. Then, hearts were harvested and underwent A/R treatment using a Langendorff apparatus. Ast- pretreatment significantly promoted functional recovery of the myocardium, reduced infarct size, and oxidative stress, and decreased the apoptotic index. Similar findings were demonstrated in H9c2 cardiomyocytes that were pretreated with Ast for 24 h. Moreover, Ast-pretreatment significantly upregulated Bcl-2 expression, especially in mitochondria. The effects of Ast treatment against A/R injury were also reflected by increased antioxidant potential, inhibited reactive oxygen species (ROS) burst, increased oxygen consumption rate, maintained mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), inhibited mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening, and prevented apoptosis. Selective inhibition of Bcl-2 by ABT-737 decreased myocardial injury protection of Ast. Ast-pretreatment resulted in NPC- related effects against A/R, and mitochondria may be the target of a cascade of events elicited by upregulating Bcl-2 expression, promoting translocation of Bcl-2 into mitochondria, maintaining MMP, inhibiting ROS bursts, thereby leading to recovery of mitochondrial respiration, preventing mPTP opening, decreasing cytochrome C release, preventing apoptosis, and ultimately alleviating myocardial injury.


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Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Saponinas/farmacologia , Triterpenos/farmacologia , Animais , Antioxidantes/química , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Compostos de Bifenilo/farmacologia , Compostos de Bifenilo/uso terapêutico , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Citocromos c/metabolismo , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Transporte da Membrana Mitocondrial/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/prevenção & controle , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Miócitos Cardíacos/citologia , Miócitos Cardíacos/efeitos dos fármacos , Miócitos Cardíacos/metabolismo , Nitrofenóis/farmacologia , Nitrofenóis/uso terapêutico , Piperazinas/farmacologia , Piperazinas/uso terapêutico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/antagonistas & inibidores , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Sulfonamidas/farmacologia , Sulfonamidas/uso terapêutico , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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