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Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue Za Zhi ; 36(10): 975-979, 2019 Oct 10.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31598939

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of miR-137 on the proliferation and apoptosis of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) induced by high glucose and its mechanism. METHODS: HUVECs cells were divided into low-glucose group (5.5 mmol/L glucose-treated cells), high-glucose group (33.36 mmol/L glucose-treated cells), anti-NC group (cells treated with 33.36 mmol/L glucose after anti-NC transfection) and anti-miR-137 group (cells treated with 33.36 mmol/L glucose after anti-miR-137 transfection). After 48 hours, qRT-PCR was used to determine the expression of miR-137. CCK-8 assay and flow cytometry were used to detect cell proliferation and apoptosis rate, respectively. The targeting relationship between miR-137 and AKT2 was validated by dual fluorescence reporter gene detection system and AKT2 protein expression after overexpression or inhibition of miR-137. RESULTS: High glucose could significantly up-regulate the expression of miR-137 in HUVECs cells, and the expression of miR-137 in HUVECs cells transfected with miR-137 inhibitor was significantly decreased (P<0.05). High glucose can significantly inhibit HUVECs cell proliferation and induce apoptosis, while inhibition of miR-137 expression can weaken the effect of high glucose on HUVECs cell proliferation inhibition and apoptosis promotion (P<0.05). Inhibiting AKT2 expression could weaken the inhibitory effect of miR-137 inhibitor on HUVECs cell proliferation and apoptosis (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: Inhibiting the expression of miR-137 gene can attenuate the proliferation inhibition and apoptosis promotion of HUVECs induced by high glucose, and the mechanism is related to activating the expression of AKT2.


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Apoptose , Proliferação de Células , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/citologia , MicroRNAs/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Células Cultivadas , Glucose , Humanos
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Life Sci ; 236: 116899, 2019 Nov 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31614145

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AIMS: The aim of our study is to illustrate the role of amphiregulin in trophoblast invasiveness and underlying signal cascades. MAIN METHODS: An immortalized human early extravillous cell line, HTR-8/SVneo, was used for this investigation. Matrigel-transwell invasion assay was used for testing the effects of amphiregulin on cell invasiveness. MMP9 and MMP2 mRNA expression level and activity were measured using Rt-qPCR and zymographic analysis. Cell signals involved in the invasion process were verified using western blot and specific inhibitors. KEY FINDINGS: Our results showed that amphiregulin could promote HTR-8/SVneo cell invasiveness without interfering cell proliferation, and significantly upregulate the expression of MMP9 and TIMP-1 mRNAs as well as the ratio of MMP9/TIMP-1. Using specific inhibitors for MEK and PI3K signaling further indicated that, both ERK1/2 and Akt signal pathways were required for amphiregulin-induced cell invasiveness. The co-ordination between ERK1/2 and Akt signaling pathway was needed for the upregulation of MMP9 mRNA, while ERK1/2 was more essential for the upregulation of TIMP-1 mRNA. Meanwhile, we first put forward that the deficiency of amphiregulin expression in trophoblast might be compensated by the upregulation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and heparin-binding EGF (HB-EGF) mRNA. SIGNIFICANCE: ERK1/2 and Akt signaling pathways mediate amphiregulin-induced upregulation of MMP9 mRNA and the MMP9/TIMP-1 ratio, which subsequently contribute to amphiregulin-promotion of HTR-8/SVneo cell invasion.


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Anfirregulina/farmacologia , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase 1 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase 3 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Inibidor Tecidual de Metaloproteinase-1/metabolismo , Trofoblastos/metabolismo , Trofoblastos/patologia , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Células Cultivadas , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/genética , Proteína Quinase 1 Ativada por Mitógeno/genética , Proteína Quinase 3 Ativada por Mitógeno/genética , Gravidez , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Transdução de Sinais , Inibidor Tecidual de Metaloproteinase-1/genética
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(39): 10871-10879, 2019 Oct 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31517482

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This study evaluated the effect of triterpenoids from edible mushroom Poria cocos on intestinal epithelium integrity and revealed the transcriptional regulatory pathways that underpin restorative mechanisms in the gut. Based on computational docking studies, transcriptional activation experiments and glucocorticoid receptor (GR) protein immunofluorescence localization assays in cultured cells, 16α-hydroxytrametenolic acid (HTA) was discovered as a novel GR agonist in this study. HTA ameliorates TNF-α-induced Caco-2 monolayer intestinal epithelial barrier damage and suppressed activation of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) and protein kinase B (Akt), which attenuated downstream IκB and nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-κB) phosphorylation through GR activation. Moreover, HTA prevented NF-κB translocation into the nucleus and binding to its cis-element and suppressed lipopolysaccharide-induced downstream NO production and pro-inflammatory cytokines at both protein and mRNA expression levels. In conclusion, HTA from P. cocos improves intestinal barrier function through a GR-mediated PI3K/Akt/NF-κB signaling pathway and may be potentially exploited as a supportive dietary therapeutic strategy for restoring gut health.


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Mucosa Intestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinase/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Receptores de Glucocorticoides/metabolismo , Triterpenos/farmacologia , Wolfiporia/química , Células CACO-2 , Humanos , Proteínas I-kappa B/genética , Proteínas I-kappa B/metabolismo , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , NF-kappa B/genética , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinase/genética , Fosforilação , Extratos Vegetais/química , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Receptores de Glucocorticoides/genética , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Triterpenos/química , Verduras/química
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Life Sci ; 235: 116821, 2019 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31476306

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AIMS: This study aims to examine the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) pretreatment on brain injury after cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CA/CPR) and its underlying mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male C57BL/6 mice were subjected to 6 min of cardiac arrest induced with a potassium chloride infusion and resuscitated by chest compressions and an epinephrine infusion. During the 3 days prior to CA/CRP, mice received EA pretreatment (1 mA, 2 Hz; daily session of 30 min) at the Baihui acupoint (GV20) once daily. Stimulation at a nonacupoint served as a control. In mechanistic studies, mice received the AKT inhibitor LY294002 or endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) inhibitor L-NIO 30 min before EA pretreatment. A neurological assessment was conducted 24 h after CA/CRP, followed by animal sacrifice and evaluation of physiological brain damage. KEY FINDINGS: CA/CPR resulted in severe brain injury as evidenced by neurological deficits and increased neuronal apoptosis, oxidative stress and the proinflammatory cytokines TNF-α and IL-6. EA pretreatment at the GV20 acupoint but not at a nonacupoint attenuated the neurological deficits and the pathological changes induced by CA/CPR. LY294002 or L-NIO eliminated the neuroprotective effects of the EA pretreatment. SIGNIFICANCE: This study showed that EA pretreatment at the GV20 acupoint can protect the brain from damage associated with globalized ischemia followed by reperfusion and that these protective effects occur via the AKT/eNOS signaling pathway.


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Lesões Encefálicas/terapia , Reanimação Cardiopulmonar/efeitos adversos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Eletroacupuntura/métodos , Parada Cardíaca/complicações , Fármacos Neuroprotetores , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo III/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Animais , Lesões Encefálicas/etiologia , Lesões Encefálicas/metabolismo , Lesões Encefálicas/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo III/genética , Estresse Oxidativo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética
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Life Sci ; 236: 116836, 2019 Nov 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31493479

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AIMS: The present experiment was conceptualised to explore the therapeutic response of tetramethylpyrazine (TMP), a major active constituent of Ligusticum chuanxiong, a Chinese traditional medicinal plant, in high-fat diet (HFD)-streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes in rats and to identify the possible mechanism of action. MAIN METHODS: Dose-reliant effect of oral treatment of TMP (100, 150 and 200 mg/kg/day) for 28 days was evaluated by calculating the alteration in body weight, level of fasting blood glucose (FBG), plasma insulin, homeostasis model assessment (HOMA), serum lipids, oral glucose & intraperitoneal insulin tolerance and glycosylated haemoglobin in HFD-STZ-induced type-2 diabetic (T2D) rats and underlying molecular mechanisms of TMP was also studied. KEY FINDINGS: TMP treatment prominently reduced the level of FBG, glycosylated haemoglobin and revived body weight gain and level of serum insulin dose-dependently in diabetic rats. TMP treatment considerably improved insulin resistance, as observed in oral glucose tolerance and insulin tolerance tests. Moreover, dose-dependent reduction in the level of pro-inflammatory cytokines, C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) was observed and their level was found to be significantly reduced in highest dose TMP (200 mg/kg) treated diabetic rats, pointing towards TMP mediated recovery of insulin signalling and a decrease in insulin resistance. The expressions of p-PI3K-p85/p-Akt/GLUT-4 were also significantly up-regulated by TMP (200 mg/kg), suggesting the connection of the PI3K/Akt signal pathway in the anti-hyperglycemic action of TMP. SIGNIFICANCE: These findings suggest that TMP may be used as a potential agent for type-2 diabetes treatment.


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Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/prevenção & controle , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/prevenção & controle , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Transportador de Glucose Tipo 4/metabolismo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Pirazinas/farmacologia , Animais , Glicemia , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/etiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Experimental/patologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/etiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/patologia , Dieta Hiperlipídica/efeitos adversos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Transportador de Glucose Tipo 4/genética , Masculino , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Transdução de Sinais , Vasodilatadores/farmacologia
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(11): 2649-2661, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31529191

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PURPOSE: The incidence of Urothelial carcinoma of bladder (UBC) is gradually increasing by changing lifestyle and environment. The development of a tumor has been noted to be accompanied by modifications in the extracellular matrix (ECM) consisting of CD44, hyaluronic acid (HA) and its family members. The importance of CD44 splice variants and HA family members has been studied in UBC. METHODS: The cohort of study included 50 UBC patients undergoing radical cystectomy and 50 healthy subjects. The molecular expression of CD44 and HA family members was determined. Effect of CD44 variant-specific silencing on downstream signaling in HT1376 cells was investigated. Combinatorial treatment of 4-MU (4-methylumbelliferone) with cisplatin or doxorubicin on chemosensitivity was also explored. RESULTS: Higher expression of HA, HAS2, and CD44 was observed in Indian UBC patients which also showed the trend with severity of disease. Splice variant assessment of CD44 demonstrated the distinct role of CD44v3 and CD44v6 in bladder cancer progression. shRNA-mediated downregulation of CD44v3 showed an increase effect on cell cycle, apoptosis and multiple downstream signaling cascade including pAkt, pERK and pSTAT3. Furthermore, 4-MU, an HA synthesis inhibitor, observed to complement the effect of Cisplatin or Doxorubicin by enhancing the chemosensitivity of bladder cancer cells. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings exhibit involvement of CD44 splice variants and HA family members in UBC and significance of 4-MU in enhancing chemosensitivity suggesting their novel therapeutic importance in disease therapeutics.


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Processamento Alternativo , Receptores de Hialuronatos/genética , Proteína Quinase 1 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase 3 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/patologia , Adenocarcinoma/tratamento farmacológico , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Apoptose , Proliferação de Células , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Receptores de Hialuronatos/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase 1 Ativada por Mitógeno/genética , Proteína Quinase 3 Ativada por Mitógeno/genética , Prognóstico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/genética , Células Tumorais Cultivadas , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/genética
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(42): 11657-11664, 2019 Oct 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31549821

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The therapeutic benefits of whole grains on diabetes mellitus have been continuously confirmed by in-depth research. To date, limited studies have investigated the effect of extruded products of whole grains on the insulin signaling pathway in vivo. This study investigated the effects of oral consumption of whole grain extrudate, including 97% brown rice and 3% defatted rice bran (w/w, BRD), on glucose metabolism and the hepatic insulin signaling pathway in C57BL/KsJ-db/db mice. BRD treatment induced a remarkable reduction in blood glucose. Moreover, glucose intolerance and insulin resistance were ameliorated in the BRD-treated group compared with those in the db/db control group. BRD also increased the hepatic glycogen content by reducing the expression and increasing the phosphorylation of glycogen synthase kinase 3ß (GSK3ß). The activities of glucose-6-phosphatase and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase and their respective mRNA expression levels in the liver were simultaneously decreased in the BRD-treated group. BRD also significantly upregulated the expression of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) and increased the phosphorylation of insulin receptor substrate 1 (IRS1) and protein kinase B (AKT). These results indicate that BRD exhibits antidiabetic potential by activating the IRS1/PI3K/AKT signaling pathway, further regulating the expression of the FOXO1 gene and p-GSK3ß protein, thus inhibiting hepatic gluconeogenesis, increasing hepatic glycogen storage, and improving insulin resistance. Therefore, BRD could be used as a functional ingredient to alleviate the symptoms of hyperglycemia.


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Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/dietoterapia , Proteínas Substratos do Receptor de Insulina/metabolismo , Insulina/metabolismo , Oryza/metabolismo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinase/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Animais , Glicemia/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/genética , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/metabolismo , Teste de Tolerância a Glucose , Glicogênio Sintase Quinase 3 beta/genética , Glicogênio Sintase Quinase 3 beta/metabolismo , Humanos , Proteínas Substratos do Receptor de Insulina/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Obesos , Oryza/química , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinase/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Gene ; 721: 144093, 2019 Dec 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31473323

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Previous studies have determined that long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) Fer-1-like protein 4 (FER1L4) is suppressed in osteosarcoma (OS) and inhibits the tumorigenesis in a variety of cancer. However, the precise biological of FER1L4 in OS has not been cleared. The aim of this study is to investigate the roles and potential mechanisms of FER1L4 in apoptosis and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in OS. In the present study, the levels of FER1L4 were decreased significantly in OS tissues and cell lines compared with non-tumorous tissues or hFOB1.19. Knockdown of FER1L4 in OS cells decreased the apoptosis rate, but increased the OS cell proliferation, upregulated the expression levels of CD133 and Nanog, as well as promoted Twist1 expression, increased the N-cadherin and Vimentin expression. In turn, the opposite trends were observed upon overexpression of FER1L4. In addition, the expression of PI3K, p-AKT (Ser470) and p-AKT (Thr308) was upregulated by siFER1L4, while decreased upon overexpression of FER1L4. MicroRNA (miRNA) -18a-5p, an osteosarcoma-promoting miRNA which was suggested a target of FER1L4 in osteosarcoma, was identified to be a functional target of FER1L4 on the regulating of cell apoptosis and EMT, presently. The effects of FER1L4 overexpression on the markers of cell apoptosis, proliferation, EMT, and stemness and PI3K/AKT signaling were all reversed by miR-18a-5p upregulation. Furthermore, the suppressor of cytokine signaling 5 (SOCS5) was confirmed a target gene of miR-18a-5p by luciferase gene reporter assay and SOCS5 suppression by miR-18a-5p attenuated the effects of FER1L4 overexpression on the OS cells apoptosis and the expressed levels of PI3K, AKT, Twist1, N-cadherin and Vimentin. In conclusion, our data indicated thatthe overexpression of FER1L4 promoted apoptosis and inhibited the EMT markers expression and PI3K/AKT signaling pathway activation in OS cells via downregulating miR-18a-5p to promote SOCS5.


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Apoptose , Neoplasias Ósseas/metabolismo , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Osteossarcoma/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , RNA Neoplásico/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Proteínas Supressoras da Sinalização de Citocina/biossíntese , Neoplasias Ósseas/genética , Neoplasias Ósseas/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Humanos , MicroRNAs/genética , Osteossarcoma/genética , Osteossarcoma/patologia , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , RNA Neoplásico/genética , Proteínas Supressoras da Sinalização de Citocina/genética
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Life Sci ; 233: 116730, 2019 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31390552

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AIMS: Dihydroartemisinin (DHA) exhibits potential anticancer activity. However, the biological functions of DHA in prostate cancer remain largely unexplored. In this study, we aim to investigate the anti-proliferative effect and glycolysis regulation of DHA on prostate cancer cell LNCaP. MAIN METHODS: Cell proliferative activity and apoptosis inducing were detected. The gene expression was detected by mRNA microarray and results were analyzed by GO and KEGG pathway database. Expressions of glycolysis key enzymes and PI3K/AKT/HIF-1α were detected by Western blot. KEY FINDINGS: Results indicated that DHA could inhibit the LNCaP cell proliferation considerably and induce cell apoptosis. mRNA microarray showed 1293 genes were upregulated and 2322 genes were downregulated. GO and KEGG enrichment analysis suggested that glycolysis pathway was correlated with DHA inhibited the proliferation on the LNCaP cell. Western blot results showed that DHA can decrease GLUT1 and regulatory enzymes of glycolytic pathway expression probably by suppressing the activity of the intracellular Akt/mTOR and HIF-1 α. SIGNIFICANCE: Experimental validation results indicate that DHA treatment can inhibit the LNCaP cell proliferation and induce apoptosis, which may be related to glycolysis inhibition.


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Artemisininas/farmacologia , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Glicólise/efeitos dos fármacos , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/antagonistas & inibidores , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/antagonistas & inibidores , Neoplasias da Próstata/tratamento farmacológico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/antagonistas & inibidores , Antimaláricos/farmacologia , Apoptose , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Proliferação de Células , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/genética , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/metabolismo , Masculino , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Próstata/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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Life Sci ; 233: 116748, 2019 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31412263

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AIMS: Resveratrol is a polyphenolic compound that has received much attention for its use in ameliorating various systemic pathological conditions. The present study was performed to investigate whether the resveratrol alleviated cardiac hypertrophy and functional remodelling by regulating autophagy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male rats were exposed to CIH 8 h/day for five weeks and/or intragastric administration of resveratrol daily. The morphological and echocardiography were used to evaluate the cardiac protective effects. The apoptosis was detected by TUNEL staining. The biochemical assessments were used to evaluate oxidative stress. Further, the effect of resveratrol on autophagy and PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway was investigated. KEY FINDINGS: The CIH group exhibited increased heart weight/body weight and left ventricle weight/body weight ratios, which was accompanied by left ventricular remodelling. Echocardiography analysis showed that CIH-treated rats had significantly higher left ventricular posterior wall thickness, ejection fraction and fractional shortening than those of controls. In addition, the apoptosis index and oxidative markers were significantly elevated in the CIH group versus the control. The autophagy marker Beclin-1 was elevated, while p62 was decreased by CIH treatment. Resveratrol treatment significantly improved cardiac function and alleviated cardiac hypertrophy, oxidative stress, and apoptosis in CIH rats. Further results indicated that PI3K/AKT pathway-mediated inhibition of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway played a role in the activation of autophagy by resveratrol after CIH stimulation. SIGNIFICANCE: In conclusion, resveratrol supplementation during CIH upregulates autophagy by targeting the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway, which appears to be beneficial for resisting cardiac hypertrophy.


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Cardiomegalia/prevenção & controle , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipóxia/complicações , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/antagonistas & inibidores , Resveratrol/farmacologia , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/antagonistas & inibidores , Animais , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Apoptose , Autofagia , Cardiomegalia/etiologia , Cardiomegalia/patologia , Masculino , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Transdução de Sinais , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/genética , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(34): 9510-9521, 2019 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31382738

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Glutamate (Glu) is a critical nutritional regulator of intestinal epithelial homeostasis. In addition, intestinal stem cells (ISCs) at crypt bases are known to play important roles in maintaining the renewal and homeostasis of the intestinal epithelium, and the aspects of communication between Glu and ISCs are still unknown. Here, we identify Glu and mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) as essential regulators of ISC expansion. The results showed that extracellular Glu promoted ISC expansion, indicated by increased intestinal organoid forming efficiency and budding efficiency as well as cell proliferation marker Ki67 immunofluorescence and differentiation marker Keratin 20 (KRT20) expression. Moreover, the insulin receptor (IR) mediating phosphorylation of the insulin receptor substrate (IRS) and downstream signaling phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/protein kinase B (Akt) pathway was involved in this response in ISCs. As expected, Glu-induced mTORC1 signaling activation was observed in the intestinal porcine enterocyte cell line (IPEC-J2), and Glu activated the PI3K/Akt/mTORC1 pathway. Accordingly, PI3K inhibition partially suppressed Glu-induced mTORC1 activation. In addition, Glu increased the phosphorylation levels of IR and IRS, and inhibiting IR downregulated the IRS/PI3K/Akt pathway. Collectively, our findings first indicate that extracellular Glu activates mTORC1 via the IR/IRS/PI3K/Akt pathway and stimulates ISC expansion, providing a new perspective for regulating the growth and health of the intestinal epithelium.


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Ácido Glutâmico/metabolismo , Proteínas Substratos do Receptor de Insulina/metabolismo , Mucosa Intestinal/metabolismo , Alvo Mecanístico do Complexo 1 de Rapamicina/metabolismo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Receptor de Insulina/metabolismo , Células-Tronco/metabolismo , Animais , Proteínas Substratos do Receptor de Insulina/genética , Alvo Mecanístico do Complexo 1 de Rapamicina/genética , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Fosforilação , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Receptor de Insulina/genética , Transdução de Sinais , Suínos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4165-4170, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366501

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AIM: To examine the influence of hypoxia on the in vitro growth of leukaemia cells and the activity of signalling proteins to better understand the pathophysiology of leukaemia cells in human bone marrow. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six human leukaemia cell lines were cultured under normoxic or hypoxic conditions. Cell growth, recovery of clonogenic cells, and the expression and activation of various signalling proteins were examined. RESULTS: Hypoxia suppressed cell growth and the recovery of clonogenic cells. Moreover, hypoxia up-regulated hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) 1α and HIF2α expression while suppressing the expression and activation of NOTCH1, mechanistic target of rapamycin kinase (mTOR) activation, and nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) phosphorylation. CONCLUSION: We found that hypoxia up-regulated HIF expression while it suppressed the self-renewal capacity of leukaemia cells, NOTCH activity, and expression of its down-stream signalling molecules, which differs from previous reports mentioning that HIF activates NOTCH signalling. Our findings serve to further elucidate the in vivo pathophysiology of leukaemia cells.


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Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/genética , Leucemia/genética , Receptor Notch1/genética , Ciclo Celular/genética , Hipóxia Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/genética , Regulação Leucêmica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Leucemia/patologia , NF-kappa B/genética , Fosforilação , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/genética
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Life Sci ; 234: 116771, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31421084

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AIMS: We aimed to elucidate the effects and mechanisms of MAT1 in the progression of osteosarcoma, especially for its lung metastasis. MAIN METHODS: CCK-8 and flow cytometry assays were carried out to detect the proliferation and apoptosis of osteosarcoma cells. Wound healing and transwell assays were used to determine cell migration and invasion abilities. Real time quantitative PCR (RT-PCR) and western blot technologies were applied to detect the expression levels of RNA and protein, respectively. KEY FINDS: The results showed that both the mRNA and protein expression levels of MAT1 were elevated in osteosarcoma tissues with lung metastasis and metastatic lung tissues, particularly in the metastatic lung tissues, as compared to the osteosarcoma tissues without lung metastasis. High expression level of MAT1 in osteosarcoma patients showed a negative association with the overall survival. In addition, upregulation of MAT1 induced significant increases in cell growth, migration and invasion and an obvious inhibition in cell apoptosis in osteosarcoma MG63 and 143B cells, as well as elevated AKT1 expression level. Moreover, knockdown of AKT1 obviously impaired MAT1-mediated promotions in cell migration and invasion in vitro, as well as repressed tumor growth and reduced the number of metastatic lung tumors in xenografted nude mice. SIGNIFICANCE: This study reveals that high expression of MAT1 closely related to the poor prognosis and malignant clinical process of osteosarcoma patients. MAT1 serves as a promoter in the lung metastasis of osteosarcoma through increasing AKT1 expression. Our study may provide a potent therapeutic target for the lung metastasis of osteosarcoma.


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Sistemas de Transporte de Aminoácidos Neutros/genética , Neoplasias Ósseas/patologia , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Neoplasias Pulmonares/secundário , Osteossarcoma/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Adulto , Animais , Neoplasias Ósseas/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Invasividade Neoplásica/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Osteossarcoma/genética , Regulação para Cima , Adulto Jovem
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(35): 9805-9811, 2019 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31407895

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Stachydrine (STA) is a constituent of citrus fruits and Leonurus heterophyllus Sweet. In the present study, we established that STA caused acute endothelium-dependent relaxation. The vascular action of STA was mediated by nitric oxide (NO) via cyclic guanosine monophosphate. Mechanistically, STA activated AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), protein kinase B/Akt, and endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) in vascular endothelial cells (ECs). AMPK inhibition by compound C blocked STA-induced Akt/eNOS phosphorylation, suggesting that AMPK is the upstream of Akt and eNOS. Inhibition of Akt by MK2206 blocked STA-stimulated eNOS phosphorylation without altering AMPK phosphorylation. Furthermore, we showed that STA activated AMPK via the induction of liver kinase B1 phosphorylation. These results indicated that STA can induce eNOS phosphorylation and vasorelaxation by regulating the interplay between AMPK and Akt pathways in ECs. These findings further highlighted the potential of STA as a nutritional factor in the beneficial effects of fruit intake in preventing the endothelial dysfunction-related metabolic cardiovascular diseases.


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Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/metabolismo , Aorta Torácica/efeitos dos fármacos , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/farmacologia , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/efeitos dos fármacos , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo III/metabolismo , Prolina/análogos & derivados , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Vasodilatadores/farmacologia , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/genética , Animais , Aorta Torácica/metabolismo , Aorta Torácica/fisiopatologia , Bovinos , Citrus/química , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/metabolismo , Humanos , Técnicas In Vitro , Leonurus/química , Masculino , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo III/genética , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Prolina/farmacologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Vasodilatação/efeitos dos fármacos
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(9): 1869-1875, 2019 May.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31342715

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To study the effects of ellagic acid(EA)on inflammation and oxidative stress in mice with fatty liver disease induced by AKT gene transfection,the 20 female FVB mice were randomly divided into normal control group,model group and ellagic acid administration group(150,300 mg·kg~(-1)·d~(-1))(n=5).EA experimental groups and model group were using a high pressure into the tail vein transfection plasmid AKT.The next day,EA was started to administered continuously for 5 weeks after the AKT gene transfection,while the model group and the normal control group were given the same amount of saline.After the administration,the liver tissue and serum of mice were taken.HE and oil red O staining were using to observe the histopathological changes in liver;liver function to detect the serum and liver tissue as well as MDA and SOD levels;real-time quantitative PCR(RT-qPCR)was used to measure the mR-NA expression of NF-κB and TNF-α;Western blot and immunohistochemistry were used to measure the expression of NF-κB,TNF-αand COX-2 in liver tissue.RESULTS:: show that after AKT gene transfection,the model group had significant increase in the serum levels of AST,ALT,elevated the levels of MDA and decreased the levels of SOD in serum and liver tissue,aggravated histopathology degeneration and Liver inflammation,and significantly higher expression of NF-κB,TNF-α,IL-6,COX-2 and other inflammatory-related factors in liver tissue.EA administration group significant reductions in the serum levels of AST,ALT,and improved in hepatocyte fatty degeneration and liver inflammation,lower the levels of MDA and increased the levels of SOD in serum and liver tissue,and significant reductions in the expression of NF-κB,TNF-α,IL-6 and COX-2 in liver tissue.These results suggest that EA has obvious anti-inflammatory effect and inhibits oxidative stress and EA has a significant therapeutic effecton AKT gene inducing fatty liver,and the mechanism possibly by inhibiting inflammatory factors of NF-κB,TNF-α,IL-6,COX-2 and anti-oxidative stress-related.


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Ácido Elágico/farmacologia , Fígado Gorduroso/tratamento farmacológico , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Estresse Oxidativo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Animais , Fígado Gorduroso/genética , Feminino , Camundongos , Distribuição Aleatória , Transfecção
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 8839-8846, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31334651

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Natural products are one of the main sources for discovering new lead compounds. We previously reported that cinnamon extract has a promising effect in regulating lipid tissue volume and insulin sensitivity in vivo. However, its effective component and the underlying mechanism are not known. In the present study, we analyzed the effect of different components of cinnamon on regulating insulin sensitivity in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Functional assay revealed that, of the six major components of cinnamon extracts, the B-type procyanidin, procyanidin C1, improves the differentiation of 3T3-L1 cells (TG content: 1.10 ± 0.09 mM at a dosage of 25 µM vs 0.67 ± 0.02 mM in vehicle group, p < 0.001) and promotes insulin-induced glucose uptake (8.58 ± 1.43 at a dosage of 25 µM vs 3.05 ± 1.24 in vehicle group, p < 0.001). Mechanism studies further suggested that procyanidin C1 activates the AKT-eNOS pathway, thus up-regulating glucose uptake and enhancing insulin sensitivity in mature adipocytes. Taken together, our study identified B-type procyanidin C1, a component of cinnamon extract, that stimulates preadipocyte differentiation and acts as a potential insulin action enhancer through the AKT-eNOS pathway in mature adipocytes.


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Adipócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Adipócitos/metabolismo , Biflavonoides/farmacologia , Catequina/farmacologia , Cinnamomum zeylanicum/química , Insulina/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Proantocianidinas/farmacologia , Células 3T3-L1 , Adipócitos/citologia , Animais , Transporte Biológico/efeitos dos fármacos , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Glucose/metabolismo , Camundongos , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo III/genética , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo III/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo
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Zhonghua Nei Ke Za Zhi ; 58(7): 508-513, 2019 Jul 01.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31269567

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Objective: Proteus syndrome is a rare disease. The aim of the present study was to analyze the clinical characteristics and gene mutations of Proteus syndrome with a case report and relevant literature review. Methods: Clinical data of the patient with Proteus syndrome were collected in detail and biochemical measurements and radiological examinations were conducted. Tissues from phalanges with lesions were obtained to extract DNA, and Sanger sequencing of AKT1 gene was carried on. The pathogenic mutation was further tested in peripheral blood samples of the patient, his parents and 250 healthy volunteers. Orthopaedic surgery was performed on the affected limbs of the patient. Results: The patient was presented with progressive overgrowth of the right extremity, scoliosis, cerebral connective tissue nevus and lower extremity venous. A heterozygous mutation of AKT1 gene (c. 49G>A) was identified in DNA extracted from the affected bone tissue of the patient, but not be found in genomic DNA of peripheral blood samples from the patient, his parents and 250 healthy volunteers. Movement function of the affected limb improved significantly after the operations. Conclusions: The prominent features of Proteus syndrome are overgrowth of one extremity and cerebral connective tissue nevus. A mosaic somatic mutation of AKT1 gene is one of the pathogenic mutations for Proteus syndrome, and orthopedic surgery may be a good way to improve symptoms of the disease.


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Nevo , Síndrome de Proteu/diagnóstico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Voluntários Saudáveis , Humanos , Mutação , Síndrome de Proteu/genética , Radiografia
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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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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(30): 8348-8360, 2019 Jul 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31304751

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We have recently demonstrated that tau hyperphosphorylation causes diabetic synaptic neurodegeneration of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), which might be the earliest affair during the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy (DR). Thus, there is a pressing need to seek therapeutic agents possessing neuroprotective effects against tau hyperphosphorylation in RGCs for arresting the progression of DR. Here, using a well-characterized diabetes model of db/db mouse, we discovered that topical ocular application of 10 mg/kg/day of ginsenoside Rg1 (GRg1), one of the major active ingredients extracted from Panax ginseng and Panax notoginseng, ameliorated hyperphosphorylated tau-triggered RGCs synaptic neurodegeneration in diabetic mice. The neuroprotective effects of GRg1 on diabetic retinae were abrogated when retinal IRS-1 or Akt was suppressed by intravitreal injection with si-IRS-1 or topically coadministered with a specific inhibitor of Akt, respectively. However, selective repression of retinal GSK3ß by intravitreal administration of si-GSK3ß rescued the neuroprotective properties of GRg1 when Akt was inactivated. Therefore, the present study showed for the first time that GRg1 can prevent hyperphosphorylated tau-induced synaptic neurodegeneration of RGCs via activation of IRS-1/Akt/GSK3ß signaling in the early phase of DR. Moreover, our data clarify the potential therapeutic significance of GRg1 for neuroprotective intervention strategies of DR.


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Retinopatia Diabética/tratamento farmacológico , Ginsenosídeos/administração & dosagem , Glicogênio Sintase Quinase 3 beta/metabolismo , Proteínas Substratos do Receptor de Insulina/metabolismo , Fármacos Neuroprotetores/administração & dosagem , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Células Ganglionares da Retina/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas tau/metabolismo , Animais , Retinopatia Diabética/genética , Retinopatia Diabética/metabolismo , Glicogênio Sintase Quinase 3 beta/genética , Humanos , Proteínas Substratos do Receptor de Insulina/genética , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Degeneração Neural/tratamento farmacológico , Degeneração Neural/genética , Degeneração Neural/metabolismo , Panax notoginseng/química , Fosforilação , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Retina/patologia , Células Ganglionares da Retina/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas tau/genética
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Life Sci ; 233: 116696, 2019 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31351969

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AIMS: To explore the mechanism of how LSD1 regulates autophagy and the correlation between LSD1 and Ox-LDL-induced inflammation. MAIN METHODS: RAW264.7 cells were used during the whole study. Firstly, the effect of Ox-LDL-stimulation on LSD1 expression was detected. Through loss-of-function assay, the associations between LSD1 interference and SESN2 expression, autophagy, NLRP3 inflammasome and inflammatory cytokines were explored. Finally, the function of LSD1 exerted on activation of PI3K/Akt/mTOR signal pathway was detected using western blotting assay. KEY FINDINGS: The expression of LSD1 was significantly elevated in Ox-LDL-treated RAW264.7 cells. Inhibition of LSD1 promoted autophagy, inhibited inflammation and activated NLRP3 inflammasome. SESN2 was elevated by LSD1 inhibition, and thus activate the PI3K/Akt/mTOR signal pathway. What' more, Knockdown of SESN2 or deactivate the PI3K/Akt/mTOR signal pathway partly reversed the effect of LSD1 inhibition on autophagy. SIGNIFICANCE: Our present study drew the finding that the knockdown of LSD1 meliorated Ox-LDL-stimulated NLRP3 activation and inflammation through promoting autophagy via SESN2-mediated PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway.


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Autofagia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Histona Desmetilases/metabolismo , Inflamação/patologia , Lipoproteínas LDL/efeitos adversos , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/metabolismo , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Animais , Células Cultivadas , Histona Desmetilases/antagonistas & inibidores , Histona Desmetilases/genética , Inflamação/etiologia , Inflamação/metabolismo , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/patologia , Camundongos , Proteína 3 que Contém Domínio de Pirina da Família NLR/genética , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/genética , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo
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