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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5403-5415, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570435

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Tubugi-1 is a more stable and accessible synthetic counterpart of natural tubulysins. This study aimed to evaluate its cytotoxic potential against anaplastic human melanoma cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The viability of A-375 cells was determined by 3-(4,5-dimethythiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) and crystal violet assay. The type of cell death and proliferative rate were investigated using flow cytometry and fluorescent microscopy, while the molecular background was evaluated by western blot. RESULTS: Tubugi-1 reduced the viability of A-375 cells, inducing massive micronucleation, followed by augmented expression of inhibitor of nuclear factor-κB and caspase-2, typical of a mitotic catastrophe. Disturbed proliferation and G2M block with prominent caspase activity, weakened the expression of B-cell lymphoma 2 and B-cell lymphoma 2-associated X transient up-regulation, coexisted with intensive autophagy. Specific inhibition of autophagy by chloroquine resulted in conversion from mitotic catastrophe to rapid apoptosis. CONCLUSION: Multilevel anticancer action of tubugi-1 is extended by co-application of an autophagy inhibitor, giving a new dimension in further preclinical advancement of this potential agent.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Citotoxinas/farmacologia , Melanoma/tratamento farmacológico , Caspase 2/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Melanoma/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/metabolismo
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108795, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31419397

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Citreoviridin (CIT), a mycotoxin and ATP synthase inhibitor, is regarded as one of aetiology factors of cardiac beriberi and Keshan disease. Thiamine (VB1) and selenium (Se) improve the recovery of these two diseases respectively. The underlying mechanisms of cardiotoxic effect of CIT and cardioprotective effect of VB1 and Se have not been fully elucidated. In this study, we found that ectopic ATP synthase was more sensitive to CIT treatment than mitochondrial ATP synthase in H9c2 cardiomyocytes. CIT inhibited the transcriptional activity of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPAR-γ) in mice hearts and H9c2 cells. PPAR-γ agonist attenuated the inhibitory effect of CIT on mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2) and stimulatory effect of CIT on autophagy in cardiomyocytes. CIT induced apoptosis through lysosomal-mitochondrial axis in cardiomyocytes. PPAR-γ agonist and autophagy inhibitor alleviated CIT-induced apoptosis and accelerated cardiac biomarker. VB1 and Se accelerated the basal transcriptional activity of PPAR-γ in mice hearts and H9c2 cells. Furthermore, VB1 and Se reversed the effect of CIT on PPAR-γ, autophagy and apoptosis. Our findings defined PPAR-γ-mTORC2-autophagy pathway as the key link between CIT cardiotoxicity and cardioprotective effect of VB1 and Se. The present study would shed new light on the pathogenesis of cardiomyopathy and the cardioprotective mechanism of micronutrients.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Aurovertinas/farmacologia , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Selênio/farmacologia , Tiamina/farmacologia , Animais , Aquaporinas/genética , Aquaporinas/metabolismo , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Masculino , Alvo Mecanístico do Complexo 2 de Rapamicina/genética , Alvo Mecanístico do Complexo 2 de Rapamicina/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Miocárdio/patologia , PPAR gama/agonistas , PPAR gama/genética , PPAR gama/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Ratos , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/metabolismo
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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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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108798, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31433962

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Natural products are a valuable source of anticancer agents, with many naturally derived compounds currently used in clinical and preclinical treatments. This study aims to investigate the antiproliferative activity and potential mechanism of action of the xanthoquinodin JBIR-99, isolated from fungi Parengyodontium album MEXU 30,054 and identified by single-crystal X-ray crystallography. Cytotoxicity of xanthoquinodin was evaluated in a panel of human cancer cells lines and CCD-112-CoN normal colon cells, using the sulforhodamine B assay. PC-3 prostate cancer cells were used in biochemical assays including cell cycle, mitochondrial transmembrane potential (MTP), reactive oxygen species (ROS) and caspase activity. Expression levels of apoptosis-pathway-related proteins were analyzed by Western blot. The in vivo toxicity of xanthoquinodin was determined using a zebrafish model. Xanthoquinodin showed cytotoxicity in all cancer cell lines but demonstrated relative selective potency against PC-3 cells with an IC50 1.7 µM. In CCD-112-CoN cells, xanthoquinodin was non-cytotoxic at 100 µM. In PC-3 cells, the compound induced loss of MTP, production of ROS, and cell cycle arrest in S phase. The expression and activity of caspase-3 was increased, which correlates with the upregulation of Cyt c, Bax, nuclear factor kappa-B (NF-κB) (p65) and IKKß, and downregulation of poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP-1) and Bcl-2. Lastly, xanthoquinodin did not cause any visible developmental toxicity in zebrafish at 50 µM. These results demonstrate xanthoquinodin induces apoptosis in PC-3 prostate cancer cells by activation of both intrinsic and extrinsic apoptotic pathways. In addition, the non-toxic effect in vivo indicates that xanthoquinodin could be a useful lead in the development of a novel, anti-cancer agent that is selective for prostate cancer.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Ascomicetos/química , Cromonas/farmacologia , Ascomicetos/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Cromonas/química , Cristalografia por Raios X , Citocromos c/metabolismo , Humanos , Quinase I-kappa B/metabolismo , Masculino , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Conformação Molecular , Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerase-1/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Próstata/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo , Pontos de Checagem da Fase S do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/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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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1155: 597-610, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31468434

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Octopus ocellatus meat (OM) is well known as a plentiful protein source. In this study, we evaluated the hepatoprotective effect of an aqueous extract of OM (OMA) against H2O2-triggered oxidative stress in human hepatocytes. First of all, taurine rich OMA showed a good ORAC value and reducing power and it was similar with that of ascorbic acid, which is known as a strong antioxidant. Also, OMA significantly improved H2O2-decreased cell viability by reducing the generation of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) in hepatocytes. Interestingly, the stimulation of H2O2-induced the formations of apoptotic bodies and sub-G1 DNA content, whereas they were inhibited by the treatment with OMA. Furthermore, OMA regulated the protein expression levels of apoptotic molecules, such as Bax and Bcl-2. Taken together, this study suggests that OMA, which contains an abundant amount of taurine, protects hepatocytes from H2O2-triggered oxidative stress and might be a functional food material with hepatoprotective effects.


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Extratos Celulares/farmacologia , Hepatócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Octopodiformes/química , Estresse Oxidativo , Animais , Apoptose , Células Cultivadas , Hepatócitos/citologia , Humanos , Peróxido de Hidrogênio/efeitos adversos , Carne , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/metabolismo
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1155: 869-874, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31468453

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Our group previously reported that taurine has a protective capacity on the hippocampus and cerebellum of arsenic (As)-exposed mouse. In the present study, we explore whether taurine demonstrates protection against As toxicity in primary cortical neurons. Primary cortical neurons were exposed to various concentrations of arsenite and cell viability was assessed to confirm the toxicity of As on cortical neurons. The protection of taurine was examined after primary cortical neurons were treating with arsenite and taurine for 24 h. The cell viability was examined by MTT and caspase-3 activity assay. The expression of Bax and Bcl-2 was determined by western blot. The results showed that As exposure reduced cell viability and enhanced the activity of caspase-3, which were markedly inhibited by taurine treatment. The expression of Bax and Bcl-2 were disturbed by As exposure, which were reversed by taurine. These results indicated that taurine expose protective effect on As-exposed primary cortical neurons and its mechanism maybe involved the regulation of Bax/Bcl-2.


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Arsênico/toxicidade , Neurônios/efeitos dos fármacos , Fármacos Neuroprotetores/farmacologia , Taurina/farmacologia , Animais , Apoptose , Sobrevivência Celular , Células Cultivadas , Camundongos , Neurônios/citologia , Cultura Primária de Células , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/metabolismo
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Chem Biol Interact ; 312: 108799, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31433961

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Black seed (Nigella sativa) oil has been used in various dermatological applications, and its major constituent, thymoquinone (TQ) has been shown to exhibit antiproliferative activity against various cancer cells. In this study, we tried to provide a mechanistic basis of apoptosis induced by TQ. Skin squamous carcinoma A431 cells were treated with TQ to monitor the apoptosis induced by TQ. Western blot analysis was performed to detect expression of apoptotic or anti-apoptotic proteins. Cell viability and apoptosis were measured by using the MTT test and FACS analysis, respectively. The induction of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) by TQ was evaluated by 2',7'-dichlorofluorescein diacetate staining. In vivo xenograft study was followed to confirm the antiproliferative effect of TQ. Treatment of A431 cells with TQ-induced apoptosis, which was associated with the induction of p53 and Bax, inhibition of Mdm2, Bcl-2, and Bcl-xl expression, and activation of caspase-9, -7, and -3. TQ inhibited the constitutive phosphorylation and DNA binding activity of signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 (STAT3) in A431 cells by blocking the phosphorylation of the upstream kinase, Src. Moreover, the expression of STAT3 target gene products, cyclin D1 and survivin, was attenuated by TQ treatment. The generation of ROS was increased during TQ-induced apoptosis, and the pretreatment of N-acetyl cysteine, a ROS scavenger, reversed the apoptotic effect of TQ. In vivo study with NOD scid gamma (NSG) mice confirmed the inhibitory effect of TQ on the growth of A431 cells. Our results provide the first demonstration that TQ induces the apoptosis of A431 cells through generation of ROS and inhibition of STAT3 signaling.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Benzoquinonas/farmacologia , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo , Animais , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Benzoquinonas/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos NOD , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Transplante Heterólogo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108777, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31376360

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Nicorandil ameliorated doxorubicin-induced nephrotoxicity; this study aimed to show and explain the mechanism of this protection. A precise method was elucidated to study the effect of nicorandil on doxorubicin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats depending on the critical inflammation pathway TLR4/MAPK P38/NFκ-B. Adult male rats were subdivided into four groups. The 1st group was normal control, the 2nd group received nicorandil (3 mg/kg; p.o., for 4 weeks), the 3rd group received doxorubicin (2.6 mg/kg, i.p., twice per week for 4 weeks), and the fourth group was combination of doxorubicin and nicorandil for 4 weeks. Nephrotoxicity was assessed by biochemical tests through measuring Kidney function biomarkers such as [serum levels of urea, creatinine, albumin and total protein] besides renal kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) and cystatin C], oxidative stress parameters such as [renal tissue malondialdehyde (MDA), reduced glutathione (GSH), SOD, catalase and nrf-2], mediators of inflammation such as [Toll like receptor 4 (TLR-4), Nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-kB), p38 MAPK, Interleukin 1 beta (IL-1 ß), and Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α)] and markers of apoptosis [BAX and Bcl-2 in renal tissue]. Finally, our data were supported by histopathology examination. Nicorandil pretreatment resulted in a significant decrease in nephrotoxicity biomarkers, oxidative stress markers, inflammatory mediators and prevented apoptosis through decreasing BAX and increasing Bcl-2 in renal tissues. Nicorandil prevented all the histological alterations caused by doxorubicin. Nicorandil is a promising antidote against doxorubicin-induced nephrotoxicity by neutralizing all toxicity mechanisms caused by doxorubicin through normalizing inflammatory cascade of TLR4/MAPK P38/NFκ-B.


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Doxorrubicina/toxicidade , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Nicorandil/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Nitrogênio da Ureia Sanguínea , Moléculas de Adesão Celular/sangue , Creatinina/sangue , Glutationa/metabolismo , Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Rim/metabolismo , Rim/patologia , Masculino , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/metabolismo , Proteínas Quinases p38 Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(2): 301-322, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31343125

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Propolis is one of the most promising natural products, exhibiting not only therapeutic but also prophylactic actions. Propolis has several biological and pharmacological properties, including hepatoprotective activities. The present study aimed to investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms of propolis against CCl4-mediated liver fibrosis. METHODS: Three groups of male BALB/c mice (n=15/ group) were used: group 1 comprised control mice; groups 2 and 3 were injected with CCl4 for the induction of liver fibrosis. Group 3 was then orally supplemented with propolis (100 mg/kg body weight) for four weeks. Different techniques were used to monitor the antifibrotic effects of propolis, including histopathological investigations using H&E, Masson's trichrome and Sirius red staining; Western blotting; flow cytometry; and ELISA. RESULTS: We found that the induction of liver fibrosis by CCl4 was associated with a significant increase in hepatic collagen and α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) expression. Moreover, CCl4-treated mice also exhibited histopathological alterations in the liver architecture. Additionally, the liver of CCl4-treated mice exhibited a marked increase in proinflammatory signals, such as increased expression of HSP70 and increased levels of proinflammatory cytokines and ROS. Mechanistically, the liver of CCl4-treated mice exhibited a significant increase in the phosphorylation of AKT and mTOR; upregulation of the expression of BAX and cytochrome C; downregulation of the expression of Bcl2; a significant elevation in the levels of TGF-ß followed by increased phosphorylation of SMAD2; and a marked increase in the expression of P53 and iNOS. Interestingly, oral supplementation of CCl4-treated mice with propolis significantly abolished hepatic collagen deposition, abrogated inflammatory signals and oxidative stress, restored CCl4-mediated alterations in the signaling cascades, and hence repaired the hepatic architecture nearly to the normal architecture observed in the control mice. CONCLUSION: Our findings revealed the therapeutic potential and the underlying mechanisms of propolis against liver fibrosis.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/patologia , Própole/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Tetracloreto de Carbono/toxicidade , Citocinas/metabolismo , Células Estreladas do Fígado/citologia , Células Estreladas do Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Estreladas do Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/patologia , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/induzido quimicamente , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo II/metabolismo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Proteína Smad2/metabolismo , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/metabolismo
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(61): 8919-8922, 2019 Aug 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31270526

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Cancer development is often associated with lipid metabolic reprogramming, including aberrant lipid accumulation. We create novel paradigms endowed with dual functions of anticancer activity and inhibition of lipid accumulation by conjugating the natural product quercetin and synthetic alkylphospholipid drugs, and harnessing the biomedical effects of both. These conjugates offer fresh perspectives in the search for anticancer candidates.


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Fármacos Antiobesidade/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Éteres Fosfolipídicos/farmacologia , Fosforilcolina/análogos & derivados , Quercetina/análogos & derivados , Quercetina/farmacologia , Fármacos Antiobesidade/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Gotículas Lipídicas/metabolismo , Receptores X do Fígado/metabolismo , PPAR gama/metabolismo , Éteres Fosfolipídicos/síntese química , Fosforilcolina/síntese química , Fosforilcolina/farmacologia , Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Quercetina/síntese química , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Rinsho Ketsueki ; 60(6): 570-576, 2019.
Artigo em Japonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31281146

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Primary adrenal lymphoma is a rare lymphoma, accounting for <0.2% of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The leading histopathological subtype of adrenal lymphoma is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, and intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) is rare. Here, we report a case of IVLBCL occurrence as a bilateral adrenal gland tumor, which was diagnosed by CT-guided biopsy. Tumor cells were positive for CD20 and MUM-1 but not for CD10 on immunostaining, suggesting non-germinal center B-cell subtype lymphoma. In addition, the triple expression of BCL2, BCL6, and MYC was demonstrated on tumor cells. The bone marrow examination revealed the involvement of lymphoma cells but not hemophagocytosis. The chromosomal analysis revealed complex karyotypic abnormalities without a rearrangement of BCL2 or MYC using FISH analysis. Although the patient responded to R-CHOP chemotherapy, he developed central nervous system involvement by lymphoma. To date, the significance of the triple expression of BCL2, BCL6, and MYC without gene translocation remains partially elucidated. Therefore, an accumulation of similar cases is needed to elucidate the pathogenesis and clinical significance of the triple expression of these oncoproteins.


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Glândulas Suprarrenais/patologia , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/diagnóstico , Humanos , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/patologia , Masculino , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-6/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/metabolismo
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Gene ; 712: 143966, 2019 Sep 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31279711

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BACKGROUND: Acute paracetamol (PCM) toxicity is a clinical problem; can result in a serious liver injury that finally may progress to acute liver failure. Curcumin (CUR) is a prevalent natural compound that can maintain prooxidant/antioxidant balance and thus can help in liver protection; also, Silymarin (SL) is a traditional antioxidant herb, used to treat liver disorders through scavenging free radicals. This study aimed to illustrate the histological, biochemical and molecular changes induced by acute PCM overdose on rats' liver to elucidate the effectiveness of CUR compared to SL in alleviating such changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Wister Albino rats were divided into 6 groups each comprising 23 rats: control group, curcumin (CUR) treated group received (100 mg CUR/ kg), silymarin treated group received (100 mg SL/kg) for 7 successive days. Paracetamol (PCM) exposed group administered a single dose of PCM (200 mg/kg orally on 8th day). PCM + CUR group and PCM + SL group pretreated with CUR and SL respectively for 7 days then received single PCM dose (200 mg/kg) on the 8th day. Blood and liver tissues were collected for biochemical, histopathological and immunohistochemical analyses using anti-p53 antibody. In addition, real time polymerase chain reaction (RT- PCR) was used to measure Bax, bcl2 and Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR γ) mRNA expression levels. RESULTS: In the paracetamol overdose group, the liver architecture showed necrotic changes, hydropic degeneration, congestion and dilatation of central veins. This hepatocellular damage was confirmed by a significant increase of AST, ALT levels and by an apparent increase in the number of p53 stained cells. PCM toxicity showed significant elevation of total oxidant status (TOS), oxidant status index (OSI) and decreased total antioxidant capacity (TAC) compared to controls (p < 0.001). Gene expression analysis showed that PCM caused an elevation of bcl2 and a reduction of both Bax and PPARγ mRNA expression. The histological alternation in the liver architecture was markedly improved in (PCM + CUR) group compared to (PCM+ SL) group, with an obvious decrease in the number of P53 stained cells. CUR pretreatment inhibited the elevation of TOS and OSI as well as the reduction of TAC caused by PCM toxicity compared to (PCM + SL) group. CONCLUSION: Both SL and CUR pretreatment prevented the toxic effects of PCM, but CUR is more effective than SL in ameliorating acute PCM induced hepatotoxicity.


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Acetaminofen/toxicidade , Curcumina/farmacologia , Falência Hepática Aguda/induzido quimicamente , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Silimarina/farmacologia , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Apoptose , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Imuno-Histoquímica , Masculino , Oxidantes/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , PPAR gama/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/metabolismo
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1143: 95-128, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31338817

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Despite the significant progress that has been made in understanding the biology of leukemia stem cells (LSCs), some key questions regarding the concept of LSCs have not as yet been satisfactorily addressed experimentally. As a result, the clinical relevance of LSCs remains less than clear due to controversies caused largely by technical limitations in efficiently identifying LSCs. This has impeded our ability to fully address the features of genetic heterogeneity and metabolic/epigenetic plasticity of pre-LSCs and LSCs. With the development and use of humanized immunocompromised mice, we are able to more precisely analyze LSCs for their functions and interaction with the bone marrow niche. In addition, some promising targets in LSCs have recently been identified, including Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) and BCL-2, which are highly expressed in AML cells. It is hopeful that new anti-LSC compounds will be tested fully in clinical trials for their efficacy in treating human leukemias.


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Leucemia Mieloide Aguda , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas , Animais , Medula Óssea/fisiopatologia , Progressão da Doença , Proteínas Hedgehog/metabolismo , Humanos , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/fisiopatologia , Camundongos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 39(7): 3687-3695, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31262895

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BACKGROUND: Neuroblastoma is the main solid extracranial tumor of childhood. The amplification of N-myc oncogene (MYCN) and 1p deletion are the main molecular alterations. These features are what make treatment impossible, especially in high-risk patients with metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study investigated the processes undergone by CHP-212 neuroblastoma cells, after being treated with Casiopeínas® (Cas) IIgly, IIIEa, and IIIia for 2, 10, and 24 h. RESULTS: At 2 h, all the treatments Ied to apoptosis [defined by the presence of B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2), BCL2-associated X protein, cytochrome c, and caspase-3]. In addition, autophagy with specific molecules beclin-1 and microtubule-associated protein 1A/1B-light chain 3 (LC3)-II/LC3-I (ratio >1). Later at 10 h, autophagy-associated proteins were observed, and at 24 h, only survival proteins nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B-cells (NF-κB), and extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK)2/ERK1>1 were found. Another relevant finding was the presence of caspase-10 throughout the study, especially in cells treated with CasIIgly and CasIIIEa. CONCLUSION: These relationships indicate a possible mechanism of action of Casiopeínas on neuroblastoma.


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Complexos de Coordenação/farmacologia , Neuroblastoma/metabolismo , Fenantrolinas/farmacologia , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína Beclina-1/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Citocromos c/metabolismo , MAP Quinases Reguladas por Sinal Extracelular/metabolismo , Humanos , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Neuroblastoma/tratamento farmacológico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(9): 1953-1959, 2019 May.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31342726

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In this study,mouse models of benign prostatic hyperplasia induced by subcutaneous injection of testosterone propionate was used to investigate the therapeutic effect and mechanism of Urtica hyperborean( UW) extracts on prostate hyperplasia in mice. The effects of UW extracts on prostate index,serum epidermal growth factor( EGF) and dihydrotestosterone( DHT) in model mice were observed,and the EGF and anti-apoptotic factor( Bcl-2) mRNA expression levels were detected as well as pathological changes in prostate tissue. The results showed that the ethyl acetate extraction and alcohol soluble fraction of the UW could significantly reduce the prostate index,reduce the serum DHT and EGF levels( P<0. 01),and significantly decrease the EGF and Bcl-2 mRNA expression( P<0. 01),significantly improved the morphological structure of prostate tissue. The above results confirmed that ethyl acetate extract and alcohol-soluble parts of UW have a good preventive effect on mice prostatic hyperplasia model,and its mechanism may be to reduce androgen levels by regulating polypeptide growth factors and/or inhibiting cell hyperproliferation and promoting apoptosis. This study laid the foundation for the further research on UW.


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Medicina Tradicional Tibetana , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Hiperplasia Prostática/tratamento farmacológico , Urticaceae/química , Animais , Di-Hidrotestosterona/sangue , Fator de Crescimento Epidérmico/sangue , Masculino , Camundongos , Hiperplasia Prostática/induzido quimicamente , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Propionato de Testosterona
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108749, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31325423

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PURPOSE: Excessive proliferation, migration and anti-apoptosis of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) are the basis for the development of pulmonary vascular remodeling, and it is the driving force for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). 18ß-glycyrrhetinic acid (18ß-GA) is the main active substance extracted from Chinese herbal medicine licorice, with outstanding anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidation and anti-proliferative effects. Our team found in previous studies that 18ß-GA has protective effects on monocrotaline-induced PAH in rats. However, the anti-angiogenic effect of 18ß-GA on PAH remains unclear. Therefore, in order to further investigate whether the beneficial effects of 18ß-GA on PAH are related to its antiproliferative effect, we conducted experiments in vivo and in vitro. METHODS AND RESULTS: In vivo, 18ß-GA relieved mean pulmonary arterial pressure, right ventricular systolic pressure, and right ventricular hypertrophy index, improving pulmonary remodeling. In vitro, 18ß-GA significantly inhibited PDGF-BB-induced proliferation and DNA synthesis of HPASMCs, blocking the progression of G0/G1 to S phase of the cell cycle. Furthermore, after treatment with 18ß-GA, the expression of Rho A, ROCK1, ROCK2 was decreased and ROCK activity was inhibited in HPASMC. In addition, 18ß-GA also attenuated PDGF-induced changes in p27kip1, Bax and Bcl-2. CONCLUSIONS: In summary, these results indicate that 18ß-GA regulates the activity of RhoA-ROCK signaling pathway, inhibits the proliferation of HPASMCs, and has potential value in the treatment of PAH.


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Ácido Glicirretínico/análogos & derivados , Hipertensão Pulmonar/patologia , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Pontos de Checagem da Fase G1 do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácido Glicirretínico/farmacologia , Ácido Glicirretínico/uso terapêutico , Hemodinâmica/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipertensão Pulmonar/induzido quimicamente , Hipertensão Pulmonar/tratamento farmacológico , Masculino , Monocrotalina/toxicidade , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/citologia , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/metabolismo , Substâncias Protetoras/uso terapêutico , Proteína Fosfatase 1/genética , Proteína Fosfatase 1/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Remodelação Vascular/efeitos dos fármacos , Quinases Associadas a rho/genética , Quinases Associadas a rho/metabolismo , Proteína rhoA de Ligação ao GTP/genética , Proteína rhoA de Ligação ao GTP/metabolismo
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Drugs ; 79(12): 1287-1304, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31313099

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Apoptosis, the process of programmed cell death, occurs normally during development and aging. Members of the B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2) family of proteins are central regulators of apoptosis, and resistance to apoptosis is one of the hallmarks of cancer. Targeting the apoptotic pathway via BCL2 inhibitors has been considered a promising treatment strategy in the past decade. Initial efforts with small molecule BH3 mimetics such as ABT-737 and ABT-263 (navitoclax) pioneered the development of the first-in-class Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved oral BCL2 inhibitor, venetoclax. Venetoclax was approved for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia, and is now being studied in a number of hematologic malignancies. Several other inhibitors targeting different BCL2 family members are now in early stages of development.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Hematológicas/tratamento farmacológico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/antagonistas & inibidores , Compostos de Anilina/uso terapêutico , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Compostos de Bifenilo/uso terapêutico , Compostos Bicíclicos Heterocíclicos com Pontes/uso terapêutico , Aprovação de Drogas , Humanos , Leucemia Linfocítica Crônica de Células B/tratamento farmacológico , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Nitrofenóis/uso terapêutico , Piperazinas/uso terapêutico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Sulfonamidas/uso terapêutico , Estados Unidos , United States Food and Drug Administration
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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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