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Signal Transduct Target Ther ; 5(1): 218, 2020 10 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33011739

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Antivirais/farmacologia , Betacoronavirus/efeitos dos fármacos , Glicosídeos Cardíacos/farmacologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Antivirais/química , Betacoronavirus/patogenicidade , Produtos Biológicos/química , Produtos Biológicos/farmacologia , Bufanolídeos/química , Bufanolídeos/farmacologia , Glicosídeos Cardíacos/química , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Chlorocebus aethiops , Cloroquina/química , Cloroquina/farmacologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Digoxina/química , Digoxina/farmacologia , Ensaios de Triagem em Larga Escala , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno/genética , Humanos , Janus Quinases/antagonistas & inibidores , Janus Quinases/genética , Janus Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por Mitógeno/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por Mitógeno/genética , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/antagonistas & inibidores , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/antagonistas & inibidores , NF-kappa B/genética , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Pandemias , Fenantrenos/química , Fenantrenos/farmacologia , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , Transdução de Sinais , ATPase Trocadora de Sódio-Potássio/antagonistas & inibidores , ATPase Trocadora de Sódio-Potássio/genética , ATPase Trocadora de Sódio-Potássio/metabolismo , Células Vero , Replicação Viral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Carbohydr Polym ; 250: 116800, 2020 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33049807

RESUMO

Chitosan, as a biodegradable and biocompatible polymer, is characterized by anti-microbial and anti-cancer properties. It lately has received a widespread interest for use as the pulmonary particulate backbone materials of drug carrier for the treatment of infectious disease and cancer. The success of chitosan as pulmonary particulate drug carrier is a critical interplay of their mucoadhesive, permeation enhancement and site/cell-specific attributes. In the case of nanocarriers, various microencapsulation and micro-nano blending systems have been devised to equip them with an appropriate aerodynamic character to enable efficient pulmonary aerosolization and inhalation. The late COVID-19 infection is met with acute respiratory distress syndrome and cancer. Chitosan and its derivatives are found useful in combating HCoV and cancer as a function of their molecular weight, substituent type and its degree of substitution. The interest in chitosan is expected to rise in the next decade from the perspectives of drug delivery in combination with its therapeutic performance.


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Anti-Infecciosos/química , Antineoplásicos/química , Quitosana/análogos & derivados , Portadores de Fármacos/química , Anti-Infecciosos/farmacologia , Anti-Infecciosos/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Materiais Biocompatíveis/química , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Infecções por Coronavirus/tratamento farmacológico , Infecções por Coronavirus/patologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/tratamento farmacológico , Pneumonia Viral/patologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4684, 2020 09 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32943635

RESUMO

Cancer cells have a characteristic metabolism, mostly caused by alterations in signal transduction networks rather than mutations in metabolic enzymes. For metabolic drugs to be cancer-selective, signaling alterations need to be identified that confer a druggable vulnerability. Here, we demonstrate that many tumor cells with an acquired cancer drug resistance exhibit increased sensitivity to mechanistically distinct inhibitors of cancer metabolism. We demonstrate that this metabolic vulnerability is driven by mTORC1, which promotes resistance to chemotherapy and targeted cancer drugs, but simultaneously suppresses autophagy. We show that autophagy is essential for tumor cells to cope with therapeutic perturbation of metabolism and that mTORC1-mediated suppression of autophagy is required and sufficient for generating a metabolic vulnerability leading to energy crisis and apoptosis. Our study links mTOR-induced cancer drug resistance to autophagy defects as a cause of a metabolic liability and opens a therapeutic window for the treatment of otherwise therapy-refractory tumor patients.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Desoxiglucose , Tratamento Farmacológico , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares , Masculino , Alvo Mecanístico do Complexo 1 de Rapamicina , Camundongos , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4790, 2020 09 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32963242

RESUMO

Preventing aggregation of amyloid beta (Aß) peptides is a promising strategy for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and gold nanoparticles have previously been explored as a potential anti-Aß therapeutics. Here we design and prepare 3.3 nm L- and D-glutathione stabilized gold nanoparticles (denoted as L3.3 and D3.3, respectively). Both chiral nanoparticles are able to inhibit aggregation of Aß42 and cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) following intravenous administration without noticeable toxicity. D3.3 possesses a larger binding affinity to Aß42 and higher brain biodistribution compared with its enantiomer L3.3, giving rise to stronger inhibition of Aß42 fibrillation and better rescue of behavioral impairments in AD model mice. This conjugation of a small nanoparticle with chiral recognition moiety provides a potential therapeutic approach for AD.


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Doença de Alzheimer/tratamento farmacológico , Peptídeos beta-Amiloides/efeitos dos fármacos , Ouro/farmacologia , Transtornos da Memória/tratamento farmacológico , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Doença de Alzheimer/metabolismo , Peptídeos beta-Amiloides/metabolismo , Animais , Barreira Hematoencefálica/metabolismo , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Masculino , Transtornos da Memória/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/metabolismo , Estereoisomerismo
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J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol ; 39(3): 235-245, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32865915

RESUMO

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an intractable ailment, in which may chronic inflammations/ulcerations may develop in the mucosal lining of the colon with multiple recurrences. Various drugs such as steroids, immunosuppressants, and antibiotics are extensively used to treat UC. The patients suffer from adverse effects of these advanced drugs. So, they need a harmless therapeutic agent from natural sources. The therapeutic D-carvone has an anti-inflammatory action against the investigational colon cancer models. Therefore, we analyzed the effect of D-carvone on dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) provoked colitis model in mice as follows: Group I: noncolitis healthy control mice; Group II: ulcerative colitis mice models; Group III: D-carvone (40 mg/kg) + ulcerative colitis models; Group IV: sulfasalazine (50 mg/kg) + ulcerative colitis models. On the 8th day, the experimental study was terminated and serum samples and colon tissues were processed for further analysis. The effect of D-carvone at different concentration was studied on the LPS challenged RAW 264.7 cell lines. The D-carvone (40 mg/kg) treatment maintained the colon length and decreased disease activity index (DAI) score in UC animals. The increased antioxidant enzymes status and decreased oxidative stress and pro-inflammatory markers were noted in the D-carvone (40 mg/ kg) + UC mice. Histopathological study of colon tissue of D-carvone (40 mg/kg) treated UC mice displayed less mucosal damage and improved crypt integrity and goblet cells compared with DSS only provoked mice. The im-munohistochemical expression of iNOS and COX-2 was drastically diminished in the D-carvone treated UC mice. D-carvone (40 mg/kg) treatment appreciably diminished the LPS provoked NO production and pro-inflammatory modulators in the RAW 264.7 macrophage cell lines. These findings proved that D-carvone has a potential therapeutic effect to prevent LPS induced inflammation in in vitro cells and chemically induced ulcerative colitis in vivo models.


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Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Colite Ulcerativa/tratamento farmacológico , Monoterpenos Cicloexânicos/uso terapêutico , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/metabolismo , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/sangue , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/administração & dosagem , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Colite Ulcerativa/imunologia , Colite Ulcerativa/patologia , Colo/efeitos dos fármacos , Colo/imunologia , Colo/patologia , Monoterpenos Cicloexânicos/administração & dosagem , Sulfato de Dextrana , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Lipopolissacarídeos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo II/metabolismo , Células RAW 264.7
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5497-5502, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988872

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The cell-killing and radiosensitizing effects of carbon-ion (C-ion) beams with low linear energy transfer (LET) are underexplored. We aimed to demonstrate the cell-killing effects of 60Co gamma rays and C-ion beams at various LET values and the radiosensitizing effect of C-ion beams at various LET and cisplatin levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human uterine cervical cancer cells were irradiated with 60Co gamma rays and C-ion beams at different levels of LET, with and without cisplatin treatment. RESULTS: Low-LET C-ion beams had a superior cell-killing effect compared to 60Co gamma rays. Survival curves under low-LET C-ion beams were more similar to that of 60Co gamma rays than that of high-LET C-ion beams. Cisplatin significantly reduced cell survival after 1, 2, and 3 Gy C-ion beam irradiations at LET values of 13/30/70 keV/µm, 13/30 keV/µm, and 13 keV/µm, respectively. CONCLUSION: Low-LET C-ion beams combined with cisplatin have higher radiosensitizing effects than high-LET C-ion beams.


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Carbono/uso terapêutico , Radioisótopos de Cobalto/uso terapêutico , Radiossensibilizantes/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/radioterapia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Apoptose/efeitos da radiação , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos da radiação , Cisplatino/farmacologia , Relação Dose-Resposta à Radiação , Feminino , Raios gama , Humanos , Transferência Linear de Energia/efeitos da radiação , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5529-5538, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988876

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIM: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a unique subtype that lacks expression of several conventional biomarkers and has a higher incidence of lymph node invasion and distal metastasis among all breast cancers. Anoikis resistance is the fundamental reason behind tumor cells' survival without their attachment to the extracellular matrix and metastasis to distal organs. Therefore, finding novel anti-cancer drugs that can suppress anoikis resistance in cancer cells is critical for patients with TNBC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Curcumol, a natural compound, was used to assess whether it can inhibit the anoikis resistance and affects cell mortality and motility of IV2-1 TNBC cells. RESULTS: Curcumol suppressed anoikis resistance and inhibited TNBC cell survival in suspension. Additionally, these anti-cancer effects induced by curcumol could be related to the YAP1/Skp2 molecular pathway. CONCLUSION: Curcumol is an effective Skp2-targeted therapy that attenuates anoikis resistance and metastasis in TNBC cells.


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MicroRNAs/genética , Proteínas Quinases Associadas a Fase S/genética , Sesquiterpenos/farmacologia , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/tratamento farmacológico , Anoikis/efeitos dos fármacos , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Metástase Neoplásica , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/patologia
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Acta Odontol Latinoam ; 33(2): 82-89, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32920609

RESUMO

The aim of this study was to evaluate the degree of conversion, cytotoxicity, solubility and pH of photopolymerizable calciumbased cements submitted to preheating. The degree of conversion was analyzed by Fourier transform infrared, cytotoxicity by the MTT test and solubility through loss of mass. The data were subjected to statistical tests (ANOVA / Tukey's, p<0.05). The photopolymerizable materials showed a low degree of conversion, regardless of preheating. All materials caused a reduction in cell viability at 24 hours and 7 days, with the Dycal (control) being more cytotoxic. Heat had a positive effect on Biocal at 7 days. Dycal is the most soluble material. Heat had no effect on the solubility or pH of the polymerizable materials. It is concluded that photopolymerizable calcium-based cements have a low degree of conversion and are soluble, which results in mild to moderate cytotoxicity.


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Hidróxido de Cálcio/toxicidade , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Cimentos Dentários/química , Agentes de Capeamento da Polpa Dentária e Pulpectomia/toxicidade , Cálcio , Hidróxido de Cálcio/química , Cimentos Dentários/toxicidade , Capeamento da Polpa Dentária , Humanos , Concentração de Íons de Hidrogênio , Cura Luminosa de Adesivos Dentários , Processos Fotoquímicos , Polimerização , Agentes de Capeamento da Polpa Dentária e Pulpectomia/química
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4857-4867, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878773

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIM: Anticancer peptide PNC-27 binds to HDM-2 protein on cancer cell membranes inducing the formation of cytotoxic transmembrane pores. Herein, we investigated HDM-2 membrane expression and the effect of PNC-27 treatment on human non-stem cell acute myelogenous leukemia cell lines: U937, acute monocytic leukemia; OCI-AML3, acute myelomonocytic leukemia and HL60, acute promyelocytic leukemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We measured cell surface membrane expression of HDM-2 using flow cytometry. Cell viability was assessed using MTT assay while direct cytotoxicity was measured by lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release and induction of apoptotic markers annexin V and caspase-3. RESULTS: HDM-2 is expressed at high levels in membranes of U937, OCI-AML3 and HL-60 cells. PNC-27 can bind to membrane HDM-2 to induce cell necrosis and LDH release within 4 h. CONCLUSION: Targeting membrane HDM-2 can be a potential strategy to treat leukemia. PNC-27 targeting membrane HDM-2 demonstrated significant anti-leukemia activity in a variety of leukemic cell lines.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Leucemia Mieloide/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-mdm2/metabolismo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Membrana Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , L-Lactato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Leucemia Mieloide/metabolismo , Necrose , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4885-4894, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878776

RESUMO

AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the antitumor potential of guaiazulene-3-carboxylate derivatives against oral malignant cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve guaiazulene-3-carboxylate derivatives were synthesized by introduction of either with alkyl group [1-5], alkoxy group [6, 7], hydroxyl group [8, 9] or primary amine [10-12] at the end of sidechains. Tumor-specificity (TS) was calculated by the ratio of mean 50% cytotoxic concentration (CC50) against 3 human oral mesenchymal cell lines to that against 4 human oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cell lines. Potency-selectivity expression (PSE) was calculated by dividing TS value by CC50value against OSCC cell lines. Cell cycle analysis was performed by cell sorter. RESULTS: [6, 7] showed the highest TS and PSE values, and induced the accumulation of both subG1 and G2/M cell populations in HSC-2 OSCC cells. Quantitative structure-activity relationship analysis demonstrated that their tumor-specificity was correlated with chemical descriptors that explain the 3D shape, electric state and ionization potential. CONCLUSION: Alkoxyl guaiazulene-3-carboxylates [6, 7] can be potential candidates of lead compound for developing novel anticancer drugs.


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Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Azulenos/química , Azulenos/farmacologia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Bucais/tratamento farmacológico , Sesquiterpenos de Guaiano/química , Sesquiterpenos de Guaiano/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Azulenos/síntese química , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/patologia , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Estrutura Molecular , Neoplasias Bucais/patologia , Relação Quantitativa Estrutura-Atividade , Sesquiterpenos de Guaiano/síntese química
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4937-4946, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878782

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BACKGROUND/AIM: ALK inhibitors like Crizotinib, Ceritinib and Alectinib are targeted therapies used in patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive, advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Since in this tumor entity radiotherapy is employed sequentially or concomitantly, potential synergistic effects were investigated, which may support the hypothesis of induced radiosensitization by using ALK inhibitors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two cell lines expressing wild-type (WT) or echinoderm microtubule-associated protein-like 4 (EML4)-ALK were treated with ALK inhibitors, followed by irradiation. Cell survival, cell death, cell cycle and phosphorylation of H2A histone family, member X (H2AX) were examined. RESULTS: Combined treatment with ALK-inhibitors plus 10 Gy-irradiation led to effects similar to those of sole radiotherapy, but was more effective than sole drug treatment. CONCLUSION: There is no clear evidence of sensitization to radiation by treating EML4-ALK mutated cells with ALK inhibitors.


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Quinase do Linfoma Anaplásico/antagonistas & inibidores , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/terapia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/terapia , Proteínas de Fusão Oncogênica/genética , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Ciclo Celular/efeitos da radiação , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Morte Celular/efeitos da radiação , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos da radiação , Quimiorradioterapia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Mutação
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4947-4960, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878783

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BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to investigate the anticancer effects and potential mechanisms of sclareol in a human small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) cell line. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell viability was determined by the MTT assay. Cell cycle, apoptosis and caspase activity were evaluated by flow cytometry. Cell cycle and DNA damage related protein expression was determined by western blotting. In vivo evaluation of sclareol was carried out in xenografted tumor mice models. RESULTS: Sclareol significantly reduced cell viability, induced G1 phase arrest and subsequently triggered apoptosis in H1688 cells. In addition, this sclareol-induced growth arrest was associated with DNA damage as indicated by phosphorylation of H2AX, activation of ATR and Chk1. Moreover, in vivo evaluation of sclareol showed that it could inhibit tumor weight and volume in a H1688 xenograft model. CONCLUSION: Sclareol might be a novel and effective therapeutic agent for the treatment of SCLC patients.


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Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Diterpenos/farmacologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma de Pequenas Células do Pulmão/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/uso terapêutico , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Dano ao DNA , Diterpenos/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma de Pequenas Células do Pulmão/patologia , Resultado do Tratamento , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4961-4968, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878784

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Despite advances in treatment modalities, the visual prognosis of retinoblastoma still remains unsatisfactory, underscoring the need to develop novel therapeutic approaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effect on the growth of six human retinoblastoma cell lines and a normal human fibroblast cell line of CEP1347, a small-molecule kinase inhibitor originally developed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and therefore with a known safety profile in humans, was examined. The role of the P53 pathway in CEP1347-induced growth inhibition was also investigated. RESULTS: CEP1347 selectively inhibited the growth of retinoblastoma cell lines expressing murine double minute 4 (MDM4), a P53 inhibitor. Furthermore, CEP1347 reduced the expression of MDM4 and activated the P53 pathway in MDM4-expressing retinoblastoma cells, which was required for the inhibition of their growth by CEP1347. CONCLUSION: We propose CEP1347 as a promising candidate for the treatment of retinoblastomas, where functional inactivation of P53 as a result of MDM4 activation is reportedly common.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Carbazóis/farmacologia , Retinoblastoma/tratamento farmacológico , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Animais , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Reposicionamento de Medicamentos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Camundongos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/metabolismo , Retinoblastoma/metabolismo , Retinoblastoma/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4979-4987, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878786

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Multiple myeloma is a highly heterogeneous disease of clonal plasma cells. Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors are promising anticancer drugs but their precise mechanisms of actions are not well understood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell-cycle regulation and pro-apoptotic effects of two histone deacetylase inhibitors, suberohydroxamic acid (SAHA) and suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SBHA), were analyzed in multiple myeloma cell lines RPMI8226 and U266 with differing TP53 status using gene-expression analysis. RESULTS: Enhanced expression of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 1A (CDKN1A/p21WAF/CIP1) detected in the TP53-deleted U266 cell line after SAHA treatment indicates the P53-independent mode of transcriptional activation of CDKN1A gene. In contrast, CDKN1A gene expression was significantly increased by both SBHA and SAHA treatment of TP53-mutated RPMI8226 cells. CONCLUSION: SAHA appears to be a potentially effective pro-apoptotic and anticancer drug with universal application in the treatment of heterogeneous populations of multiple myeloma cells.


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Inibidor de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina p21/genética , Mieloma Múltiplo/patologia , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Inibidor de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina p21/antagonistas & inibidores , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Inibidores de Histona Desacetilases/farmacologia , Humanos , Ácidos Hidroxâmicos/farmacologia , Mieloma Múltiplo/tratamento farmacológico , Mieloma Múltiplo/genética , Mieloma Múltiplo/metabolismo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4989-4999, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878787

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a cellular process that facilitates cancer metastasis. Therefore, therapeutic approaches that target EMT have garnered increasing attention. The present study aimed to examine the in vitro effects of ephemeranthol A on cell death, migration, and EMT of lung cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ephemeranthol A was isolated from Dendrobium infundibulum. Non-small cell lung cancer cells H460 were treated with ephemeranthol A and apoptosis was evaluated by Hoechst 33342 staining. Anoikis resistance was determined by soft agar assay. Wound healing assay was performed to test the migration. The regulatory proteins of apoptosis and cell motility were determined by western blot. RESULTS: Treatment with ephemeranthol A resulted in a concentration-dependent cell apoptosis. At non-toxic concentrations, the compound could inhibit anchorage-independent growth of the cancer cells, as indicated by the decreased colony size and number. Ephemeranthol A also exhibited an inhibitory effect on migration. We further found that ephemeranthol A exerts its antimetastatic effects via inhibition of EMT, as indicated by the markedly decrease of N-cadherin, vimentin, and Slug. Furthermore, the compound suppressed the activation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and protein kinase B (Akt) proteins, which are key regulators of cell migration. As for the anticancer activity, ephemeranthol A induced apoptosis by decreasing Bcl-2 followed by the activation of caspase 3 and caspase 9. CONCLUSION: The pro-apoptotic and anti-migratory effects of ephemeranthol A on human lung cancer cells support its use for the development of novel anticancer therapies.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/efeitos dos fármacos , Quinase 1 de Adesão Focal/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Fenantrenos/farmacologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Antineoplásicos/química , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/metabolismo , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Dendrobium/química , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Estrutura Molecular , Fenantrenos/química
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5001-5013, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878788

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AIM: Newly synthesized platinum(IV) complexes with ethylenediamine-N,N'-diacetate ligands (EDDA-type) (butyl-Pt and pentyl-Pt) were investigated against two cancer (A549 lung, and HTB 140 melanoma) and one non-cancerous (MRC-5 embryonic lung fibroblast) human cell lines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effects of these agents were compared with those of cisplatin after 6-, 24- and 48-h treatment. Sulforhodamine-B (SRB) assay was performed to estimate the cytotoxic effect, while the inhibitory effect on cell proliferation was measured using 5-bromo-2,-deoxyuridine (BrdU) incorporation assay. Cell cycle analysis was performed by flow cytometry. Type of cell death induced by these agents was determined by electrophoretic analysis of DNA, flow cytometry and by western blot analysis of proteins involved in induction of apoptosis. The effects of gamma irradiation, alone and in combination with platinum-based compounds, were examined by clonogenic and SRB assays. RESULTS: All examined platinum-based compounds had inhibitory and antiproliferative effects on A549 cells, but not on HTB140 and MRC-5 cells. Butyl-Pt, pentyl-Pt and cisplatin arrested the cell cycle in the S-phase and induced apoptotic cell death via regulation of expression of B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2) and BCL2-associated X (BAX) proteins. Platinum-based compounds increased the sensitivity of A549 cells to gamma irradiation. Butyl-Pt and pentyl-Pt showed better antitumour effects against A549 cells than did cisplatin, by interfering in cell proliferation and the cell cycle, and by triggering apoptosis. CONCLUSION: The effects of gamma irradiation on tumour cells may be amplified by pre-treatment of cells with platinum-based compounds.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Compostos Organoplatínicos/farmacologia , Radiossensibilizantes/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos da radiação , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos da radiação , Cisplatino/farmacologia , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Ácido Edético/análogos & derivados , Ácido Edético/química , Raios gama , Humanos , Concentração Inibidora 50 , Compostos Organoplatínicos/síntese química , Compostos Organoplatínicos/química , Radiossensibilizantes/síntese química , Radiossensibilizantes/química
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5427-5436, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988864

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The tetrazolium-based MTT cytotoxicity assay is well established for screening putative anti-cancer agents. However, it has limitations including lack of reproducibility with glioma cells treated with polyphenols. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a flow cytometric assay with the anthraquinone, DRAQ7, was a better alternative than the colorimetric MTT assay for measuring cell viability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two glioma cell lines (IPSB-18, U373) and 1 pancreatic cancer cell line (AsPC-1) were treated with 4 polyphenols, namely red grape seed extract, red clover extract, anthocyanin-rich extract and curcumin. Cell viability was assessed using MTT assay and DRAQ7 staining. RESULTS: Limitations of MTT assay included lack of sensitivity and interference with the structure and absorbance spectra of polyphenols. Also, DMSO was toxic to glioma cells. Microscopic observations of cells treated with polyphenols confirmed the range of IC50 values evaluated by DRAQ7, but not by the MTT assay. CONCLUSION: DRAQ7 is a better alternative than MTT for measuring viability of glioma cells treated with brightly coloured polyphenols.


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Antraciclinas/farmacologia , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Glioma/tratamento farmacológico , Polifenóis/farmacologia , Antraciclinas/química , Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Glioma/patologia , Humanos , Concentração Inibidora 50 , Sais de Tetrazólio/química , Tiazóis/química
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PLoS One ; 15(9): e0238238, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32881880

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The prognosis for patients with glioblastoma (GB) remains grim. Concurrent temozolomide (TMZ) radiation-the cornerstone of glioma control-extends the overall median survival of GB patients by only a few months over radiotherapy alone. While these survival gains could be partly attributed to radiosensitization, this benefit is greatly minimized in tumors expressing O6-methylguanine DNA methyltransferase (MGMT), which specifically reverses O6-methylguanine lesions. Theoretically, non-O6-methylguanine lesions (i.e., the N-methylpurine adducts), which represent up to 90% of TMZ-generated DNA adducts, could also contribute to radiosensitization. Unfortunately, at concentrations attainable in clinical practice, the alkylation capacity of TMZ cannot overwhelm the repair of N-methylpurine adducts to efficiently exploit these lesions. The current therapeutic application of TMZ therefore faces two main obstacles: (i) the stochastic presence of MGMT and (ii) a blunted radiosensitization potential at physiologic concentrations. To circumvent these limitations, we are developing a novel molecule called NEO212-a derivatization of TMZ generated by coupling TMZ to perillyl alcohol. Based on gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and high-performance liquid chromatography analyses, we determined that NEO212 had greater tumor cell uptake than TMZ. In mouse models, NEO212 was more efficient than TMZ at crossing the blood-brain barrier, preferentially accumulating in tumoral over normal brain tissue. Moreover, in vitro analyses with GB cell lines, including TMZ-resistant isogenic variants, revealed more potent cytotoxic and radiosensitizing activities for NEO212 at physiologic concentrations. Mechanistically, these advantages of NEO212 over TMZ could be attributed to its enhanced tumor uptake presumably leading to more extensive DNA alkylation at equivalent dosages which, ultimately, allows for N-methylpurine lesions to be better exploited for radiosensitization. This effect cannot be achieved with TMZ at clinically relevant concentrations and is independent of MGMT. Our findings establish NEO212 as a superior radiosensitizer and a potentially better alternative to TMZ for newly diagnosed GB patients, irrespective of their MGMT status.


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Dacarbazina/análogos & derivados , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Glioma/tratamento farmacológico , Radiossensibilizantes/uso terapêutico , Temozolomida/uso terapêutico , Animais , Barreira Hematoencefálica/efeitos dos fármacos , Barreira Hematoencefálica/metabolismo , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Neoplasias Encefálicas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Encefálicas/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Dano ao DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Dacarbazina/análise , Dacarbazina/metabolismo , Dacarbazina/farmacologia , Dacarbazina/uso terapêutico , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Cromatografia Gasosa-Espectrometria de Massas , Glioma/patologia , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , O(6)-Metilguanina-DNA Metiltransferase/metabolismo , Radiossensibilizantes/análise , Radiossensibilizantes/metabolismo , Radiossensibilizantes/farmacologia , Temozolomida/análise , Temozolomida/metabolismo , Temozolomida/farmacologia , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Am J Chin Med ; 48(6): 1435-1454, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32907363

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Endoplasmic reticulum stress (ER stress) plays a main role in pancreatic [Formula: see text]-cell dysfunction and death because of intracellular Ca[Formula: see text] turbulence and inflammation activation. Although several drugs are targeting pancreatic [Formula: see text]-cell to improve [Formula: see text]-cell function, there still lacks agents to alleviate [Formula: see text]-cell ER stress conditions. Therefore we used thapsigargin (THAP) or high glucose (HG) to induce ER stress in [Formula: see text]-cell and aimed to screen natural molecules against ER stress-induced [Formula: see text]-cell dysfunction. Through screening the Traditional Chinese drug library ([Formula: see text] molecules), luteolin was finally discovered to improve [Formula: see text]-cell function. Cellular viability results indicated luteolin reduced the THAP or HG-induced [Formula: see text]-cell death and apoptosis through MTT and flow cytometry assay. Moreover, luteolin improved [Formula: see text]-cell insulin secretion ability under ER stress conditions. Also ER stress-induced intracellular Ca[Formula: see text] turbulence and inflammation activation were inhibited by luteolin treatment. Mechanically, luteolin inhibited HNF4[Formula: see text] signaling, which was induced by ER stress. Moreover, luteolin reduced the transcriptional level of HNF4[Formula: see text] downstream gene, such as Asnk4b and HNF1[Formula: see text]. Conversely HNF4[Formula: see text] knockdown abolished the effect of luteolin on [Formula: see text]-cell using siRNA. These results suggested the protective effect of luteolin on [Formula: see text]-cell was through HNF4[Formula: see text]/Asnk4b pathway. In conclusion, our study discovered that luteolin improved [Formula: see text]-cell function and disclosed the underlying mechanism of luteolin on [Formula: see text]-cell, suggesting luteolin is a promising agent against pancreatic dysfunction.


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Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/química , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/genética , Fator 4 Nuclear de Hepatócito/genética , Fator 4 Nuclear de Hepatócito/metabolismo , Células Secretoras de Insulina/patologia , Células Secretoras de Insulina/fisiologia , Luteolina/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Tapsigargina/efeitos adversos , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Cálcio/metabolismo , Morte Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Cultivadas , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/fisiologia , Glucose/efeitos adversos , Células Secretoras de Insulina/metabolismo , Luteolina/isolamento & purificação
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Am J Chin Med ; 48(6): 1491-1509, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32924531

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Astragalus membranaceus is the most popular traditional Chinese medicine for managing vital energy deficiency. Its injectable polysaccharide PG2 has been used for relieving cancer-related fatigue, and PG2 has immune-modulatory and anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, we explored the effects of PG2 in lung adenocarcinoma A549 and CL1-2 cells and investigated its anticancer activity, and the results were validated in severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mice. Although PG2 did not inhibit the growth of these cells, it dose-dependently suppressed their migration and invasion, accompanied by reduced vimentin and AXL and induced epithelial cadherin (E-cadherin) expression. Regarding the underlying molecular mechanism, PG2 treatment reduced the macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), an inflammatory cytokine that promotes the epithelial-mesenchymal transition and aggressiveness of cancer cells. Consistent with the previous finding that MIF regulates matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13) and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), treatment with PG2 reduced MMP-13 and activated AMPK in A549 and CL1-2 cells in this study. In SCID mice injected with A549 cells through the tail vein, intraperitoneal injection with PG2 reduced lung and abdominal metastases in parallel with decreased immunohistochemical staining of AXL, vimentin, MMP-13, and MIF in the tumor. Collectively, data revealed a potential application of PG2 in integrative cancer treatment through the suppression of MIF in cancer cells and their aggressiveness.


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Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Astragalus propinquus/química , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Oxirredutases Intramoleculares/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Fatores Inibidores da Migração de Macrófagos/metabolismo , Fitoterapia , Polissacarídeos/administração & dosagem , Polissacarídeos/farmacologia , Células A549 , Adenocarcinoma/metabolismo , Animais , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Injeções Intraperitoneais , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Camundongos SCID , Invasividade Neoplásica , Polissacarídeos/isolamento & purificação , Polissacarídeos/uso terapêutico
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