METHODS: The cytotoxic effect of deoxyelephantopin on A549 cells and normal lymphocytes was evaluated using 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay and 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) value was determined. The self-renewal and proliferating potential of A549 cells after treatment with deoxyelephantopin were examined by colony formation assay. Cellular morphology of deoxyelephantopin-treated cells was observed using phase-contrast microscopy. The induction of apoptosis was evaluated using acridine orange and ethidium bromide staining, Hoechst 33342 staining, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP biotin nick end-labeling (TUNEL) assay, DNA fragmentation analysis and Annexin V-fluorescein isothiocyanate staining by flow cytometry. Activation of caspases was detected using fluorogenic substrate specific to caspases 2, 3, 8 and 9 and flow cytometric analysis. The total cellular DNA content and expression of cleaved poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase was ...
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During apoptosis, phosphatidylserine (PS) is translocated from the cytoplasmic face of the plasma membrane to the cell surface. Annexin V has a strong, Ca2+-dependent affinity for PS and therefore is used as a probe for detecting apoptosis., Annexin V-FITC Apoptosis Detection Reagent, GTX14082, Applications: FACS; Flow cytometry/FACS; CrossReactivity:
The Annexin V-Biotin Apoptosis Detection Kit is based on the observation that soon after initiating apoptosis, most cell types translocate the membrane phospholipid phosphatidylserine (PS) from the inner face of the plasma membrane to the cell surface. Once on the cell surface, PS can easily bind to Biotin-conjugated Annexin V, a protein that has a strong natural affinity for PS. Annexin V-Biotin can be detected in conjunction with conventional dye-staining using any streptavidine- or avidin-dye reagents, such as (strept)avidine-fluorescein, -peroxidase, -alkaline phosphatase (AP), and -β-gal, etc. |p>‧ Detection method- Flow cytometry (Ex = 488 nm; Em = 530 nm) using and fluorescence microscopy |br>‧ Sample type- Living cells (suspension and adherant)|br>‧ Species reactivity- Mammalian |br>‧ Applications- Detect early/middle stages of apoptosis; differentiate apoptosis from necrosis.|p>|b>Features and Benefits|/b>|br>‧ Simple one step staining procedure in 30 minutes|br>‧ Fast and
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Formosanin C-induced apoptosis requires activation of caspase-2 and change of mitochondrial membrane potential. AU - Lee, Jenq Chang. AU - Su, Chun Li. AU - Chen, Lin Lin. AU - Won, Shen Jeu. PY - 2009/4/30. Y1 - 2009/4/30. N2 - Formosanin C is a pure compound isolated from Paris formosana Hayata (Liliaceae). The antitumor efficacy of formosanin C has been observed in cultured cells and animal systems. However, the molecular mechanisms of formosanin C remain unknown. The results of the present study indicate that formosanin C induced apoptosis of HT-29 cells characterized by exposure of phosphatidylserine, accumulation of cells at the sub-G1 phase, fragmentation of DNA, and change of nuclear morphology in a time- and dose-related manner. The apoptotic signaling cascades may proceed via proteolytic activation of caspase-2, change of mitochondrial membrane potential (Δεm), release of cytochrome c and second mitochondria-derived activator of caspase/direct IAP binding protein with ...
This kit is designed for histochemical detection of fragmented DNA using the TUNEL method. It allows quick and easy detection of single cells at the primary stage of apoptosis. Tissue sections and fixed cells may be used for samples.
Tumor Necrosis Apoptosis Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) is a death ligand with some specificity for transformed cells. However, some cancer cells develop resistance to TRAIL allowing escape from immune surveillance. Re-sensitization of these cells to TRAIL depends on identifying the mechanism of resistance and applying a targeted corrective. We studied several possible mechanisms of TRAIL resistance beginning with FLICE-Like Inhibitory Protein (FLIP). The short isoform of FLIP (FLIPshort) is an effective inhibitor of caspase 8 activation and therefore overexpression of FLIPshort may be a mechanism of TRAIL resistance. We found that downregulation of FLIP short was sufficient to re-sensitize some prostate carcinoma cells to TRAIL. Another mechanism we investigated is mediated by Elongation Factor 2 (EF2) which acilitates ribosomal translocation along mRNA strands. EF2 can be inactivated by phosphorylation or by ADP-ribosylation, thereby inhibiting protein synthesis. During inhibition of protein ...
Protein expression of apoptosis-associated genes by Western blot. K562 cells were treated with different reagents for 24 h. Notes: data were normalized to β-a
As soon as Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC) are isolated from whole blood, some cells begin dying. The rate of apoptotic cell death is increased when PBMC are shipped, cryopreserved, or stored under suboptimal conditions. Apoptotic cells secrete cytokines that suppress inflammation while promoting phagocytosis. Increased numbers of apoptotic cells in PBMC may modulate T cell functions in antigen-triggered T cell assays. We assessed the effect of apoptotic bystander cells on a T cell ELISPOT assay by selectively inducing B cell apoptosis using α-CD20 mAbs. The presence of large numbers of apoptotic B cells did not affect T cell functionality. In contrast, when PBMC were stored under unfavorable conditions, leading to damage and apoptosis in the T cells as well as bystander cells, T cell functionality was greatly impaired. We observed that measuring the number of apoptotic cells before plating the PBMC into an ELISPOT assay did not reflect the extent of PBMC injury, but measuring apoptotic cell
Apoptosis is a genetically regulated form of cell death that occurs when the cell is exposed to physiological, pathogenic, or cytotoxic stimuli. Unregulated apoptosis (too much or too little apoptosis) at any time from embryogenesis to adulthood, can result in a variety of disease states, such as neurodegenerative disorders, autoimmunity, cardiovascular disease, liver and kidney problems, and cancer. A reasonable estimation is that either too little or too much cell death contributes to half of the main medical illnesses for which adequate therapy or prevention is lacking. The apoptotic pathways can be initiated by reactive oxygen species (ROS) and inflammatory molecules, both of which are believed to be up-regulated in a state of obesity. In addition, multiple studies have shown that the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and certain types of cancers increase with increasing degree of obesity in both men and women. Despite the ...
AAD positive means late apoptosis? - posted in Flow Cytometry: We have a discussion in the lab about apoptosis detection by annexin V/AAD labeling. Many people say that Annexin V+/AAD+ cells must not be considered apoptotic but necrotic. I agree, provided that the apoptotic stimulus was rather short (for example 2 hours-staurosporine). However, when the stimulus lasts for 24 hours (serum starvation for instance) I think that cells which started the apoptotic process shortly after the start...
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is considered to be an advancing antitumor technology. PDT using hydrophilic/lipophilic tetra‑α-(4-carboxyphenoxy) phthalocyanine zinc (TαPcZn-PDT) has exhibited antitumor activity in Bel-7402 hepatocellular cancer cells. However, the manner in which p38 MAPK and caspase-9 are involved in the regulation of mitochondria-mediated apoptosis in the TαPcZn-PDT-treated LoVo human colon carcinoma cells remains unclear. Therefore, in the present study, a siRNA targeting p38 MAPK (siRNA-p38 MAPK) and the caspase‑9 specific inhibitor z-LEHD-fmk were used to examine the crosstalk between p38 MAPK and caspase-9 during mitochondria-mediated apoptosis in the TαPcZn-PDT‑treated LoVo cells. The findings revealed that the TαPcZn-PDT treatment of LoVo cells resulted in the induction of apoptosis, the formation of p38 MAPK/caspase-9 complexes, the activation of p38 MAPK, caspase-9, caspase-3 and Bid, the downregulation of Bcl-2, the reduction of mitochondrial membrane ...
This kit is designed for histochemical detection of fragmented DNA using the TUNEL method. It allows quick and easy detection of single cells at the primary stage of apoptosis. Tissue sections and fixed cells may be used for samples.
Apoptosis is a distinct form of cell death that is functionally and morphologically different from necrosis. Nuclear chromatin condensation, cytoplasmic shrinking, dilated endoplasmic reticulum, and membrane blebbing characterize apoptosis in general. Mitochondria remain morphologically unchanged. In 1972 Kerr et al introduced the concept of apoptosis as a distinct form of "cell-death", and the mechanisms of various apoptotic pathways are still being revealed today ...
Apoptosis is a distinct form of cell death that is functionally and morphologically different from necrosis. Nuclear chromatin condensation, cytoplasmic shrinking, dilated endoplasmic reticulum, and membrane blebbing characterize apoptosis in general. Mitochondria remain morphologically unchanged. In 1972 Kerr et al introduced the concept of apoptosis as a distinct form of "cell-death", and the mechanisms of various apoptotic pathways are still being revealed today ...
SMAC/DIABLO (second mitochondria-derived activator of caspase/direct inhibitor of apoptosis-binding protein with low pI) is a proapoptotic mitochondrial protein that is released in response to various apoptotic stimuli. Molecular mimetics of SMAC are being investigated for use in cancer treatment, but their activities in vivo have not been fully characterized.. In a recent study, Emeagi and colleagues from Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, showed that SMAC mimetics induce cancer cell death via a proinflammatory effect that is accompanied by an adaptive antitumor immune response. Transduction with lentiviral vectors encoding a cytosolic form of a SMAC mimetic (LV-tSMAC) resulted in apoptosis of cancer cells of different histologic origins, and treatment of tumor-bearing mice with the SMAC mimetic resulted in induction of apoptosis, activation of antitumor immunity, and prolonged survival.. Immune Response. The antitumor immune response included increased levels of tumor-infiltrating ...
Albany, New York, Dec 1, 2017: Apoptosis Regulator BAX (Bcl 2 Like Protein 4 or BCL2L4 or BAX) - Apoptosis regulator BAX or bcl-2-like protein 4 is a protein is encoded by the BAX gene. It accelerates programmed cell death by antagonizing the apoptosis repressor BCL2. It promotes activation of CASP3, and thereby apoptosis. It undergoes a conformation change that causes translocation to the mitochondrion membrane, leading to the release of cytochrome c that then triggers apoptosis under stress conditions.. Request For Free Sample - https://www.marketresearchhub.com/enquiry.php?type=S&repid=1389111. Apoptosis Regulator BAX (Bcl 2 Like Protein 4 or BCL2L4 or BAX) pipeline Target constitutes close to 7 molecules. Out of which approximately 3 molecules are developed by companies and remaining by the universities/institutes. The molecules developed by companies in Phase III, Phase II and Preclinical stages are 1, 1 and 1 respectively. Similarly, the universities portfolio in Preclinical and Discovery ...
Evidence suggests that the signalling events which occur after apoptotic stimulation, define two basic mechanisms for the induction of apoptosis. The first is dependent on signalling via the mitochondria and the second is dependent upon signalling directly from the death receptors. After induction of apoptosis, there is a convergence in signalling at the level of caspase activation and subsequent biochemical and morphological changes. Therefore the efficacy of various inhibitors of apoptosis is dependent upon the initiating signal. In order to understand the apoptotic pathway, the mechanisms by which these inhibitors regulate chemical- and receptor-mediated apoptosis must be understood. The anti-apoptotic oncoprotein, Bcl-2, was shown to inhibit both staurosporine and Fas-mediated apoptosis in a manner which was partially dependent upon the level of Bcl-2 protein expressed. During both staurosporine and Fas-induced apoptosis Bcl-2 acted downstream of caspase-8 activation. High levels of Bcl-2 ...
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Drug resistance has been mostly explained by molecular changes, such as overexpression of p-glycoprotein or O6-methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase, which interfere with drug actions on the targets (1 , 2) . Because most anticancer agents, regardless of their diverse targets, exert effects by inducing apoptosis via activation of apoptotic pathways common to many cellular stresses, any antiapoptotic changes disrupting the common intrinsic pathways to execute physiological cell death can also make malignant cells resistant to chemotherapy (3) . Such alterations opposing apoptosis are routinely observed in malignant tumors, including both the functional loss of tumor suppressors p53, Bax, or PTEN and deregulated hyperfunction of oncogenic proteins, such as Ras, Bcl-2, and PI3K 2 ,(3) .. In tumor cells with an aberrantly activated PI3K/Akt survival pathway, the increased antiapoptotic signals overcome apoptotic signals of anticancer drugs, confer drug resistance on the tumor cells, and result in a ...
Apoptosis is characterized by a series of well defined morphological and biochemical features that allow cells to initiate self-destruction in response to a variety of stimuli. CD4⁺CD8⁺ is a sub-population of immature thymocytes that are especially prone to the action of apoptosis-inducing agents and are sensitive to glucocorticoid-induced apoptosis, an event that plays a critical role in eliciting the antigen-specific thymocyte repertoire. Glucocorticoids induce apoptosis through activation of the GR, a ligand-induced transcription factor that transduces the hormonal signals into the regulated expression of target genes. While much is known about the structure and function of GR, key steroid-regulated genes believed to be required for thymocyte apoptosis have not been found. Based on the transcriptional-regulation of apoptosis by ecdysone-mediated induction of reaper gene expression in Drosophila, and p53-mediated transcriptional-activation of Bax gene expression in mammalian cells, our ...
Zeng L., Li T., Xu D.C., Liu J., Mao G., Cui M.Z., Fu X., Xu X.. Cells undergo apoptosis through two major pathways, the extrinsic pathway (death receptor pathway) and the intrinsic pathway (the mitochondrial pathway). These two pathways can be linked by caspase-8-activated truncated Bid formation. Very recently, death receptor 6 (DR6) was shown to be involved in the neurodegeneration observed in Alzheimer disease. DR6, also known as TNFRSF21, is a relatively new member of the death receptor family, and it was found that DR6 induces apoptosis when it is overexpressed. However, how the death signal mediated by DR6 is transduced intracellularly is not known. To this end, we have examined the roles of caspases, apoptogenic mitochondrial factor cytochrome c, and the Bcl-2 family proteins in DR6-induced apoptosis. Our data demonstrated that Bax translocation is absolutely required for DR6-induced apoptosis. On the other hand, inhibition of caspase-8 and knockdown of Bid have no effect on DR6-induced ...
As one of the cellular death mechanisms, apoptosis, also known as programmed cell death, can be defined as the process of a proper death of any cell under certain or necessary conditions. Apoptosis is controlled by the interactions between several molecules and responsible for the elimination of unwanted cells from the body.. Many biochemical events and a series of morphological changes occur at the early stage and increasingly continue till the end of apoptosis process. Morphological event cascade including cytoplasmic filament aggregation, nuclear condensation, cellular fragmentation, and plasma membrane blebbing finally results in the formation of apoptotic bodies. Several biochemical changes such as protein modifications/degradations, DNA and chromatin deteriorations, and synthesis of cell surface markers form morphological process during apoptosis.. Apoptosis can be stimulated by two different pathways: (1) intrinsic pathway (or mitochondria pathway) that mainly occurs via release of ...
Annexin V-Biotin Apoptosis Reagent (ab14165). Quick and reliable detection of phosphatidylserine exposure by flow cytometry or microscopy.
Bullacta exarata was hydrolyzed with trypsin to prepare peptides; Hydrolysates were isolated by ultrafiltration and purified using G-25 gel filtration. The purity of the Bullacta exarata was demonstrated by HPLC and its peptide sequence analysis was detected. The effects of BEPT II and BEPT II-1 on the proliferation of PC-3 cells were examined using a MTT assay. BEPT II and BEPT II-1 significantly inhibited the proliferation of PC-3 cells in a time- and dose-dependent manner. Annexin V/PI double staining studies showed exposing PC-3 cells to 5, or 15 mg/mL BEPT II-1 for 24 h increased the percentage of the early stage of apoptotic cells from 11.22% to 22.09%. In addition, typical morphologic changes were observed in the cells with acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining. These data support that BEPT II-1 has anticancer properties and merits further investigation to understand the mechanisms of BEPT II-1-induced apoptosis in PC-3 cells.
The BCL-2 family of proteins forms a complex interaction network that regulates cellular life and death decisions and contributes to cancer development, maintenance, and chemoresistance. BH3 only member proteins (e.g. BIM) serve as cellular stress sentinels and, when triggered, signal irreversible activation of apoptosis through their α-helical BH3 death domains. These pro-apoptotic signals are normally held in check by the multidomain anti-apoptotic proteins (e.g. BCL-XL, MCL-1) but when they are unable to do so the multidomain pro-apoptotic proteins BAX and BAK induce cell death through pore formation in the mitochondrial outer membrane. Therapeutic manipulation of the BCL-2 family with BH3 mimetics (including small molecules and synthetic peptides) is an emerging paradigm in cancer treatment and immune modulation. The design of next-generation therapeutics based on the BIM BH3 helix offers the unique advantage of recapitulating BIMs natural capacity to directly target the full complement of ...
transgene mice still have some protective effect. We propose that exogenous TNF-α results in robust induction of antiapoptotic genes, particularly through NF-κB activation, that is sufficient itself to prevent hepatocytes apoptosis in vivo. In contrast, the antiapoptotic gene response to Fas/CD95 activation alone is insufficient to prevent apoptosis but could act synergistically with Bcl-2. Although this antiapoptotic transcriptional response may be permissive for the Bcl-2 action, Bcl-xL could still have some antiapoptotic activity when transcription is blocked.. The major antiapoptotic role of NF-κB in the liver has now been extended to numerous models (4, 34).1) Embryonic lethal apoptotic liver destruction has been described in p65 and IκB kinase 2-deficient mice (6, 25). 2) Murine hepatocytes treated with NF-κB inhibitors also became apoptotic (7).3) NF-κB downregulation is required for TGF-β-induced apoptosis in hepatic cell lines (2).4) Finally, blocking NF-κB posthepatectomy ...
The major findings of this study are that ET-1 prevents apoptosis induced by serum deprivation in a dose-dependent manner via an ETA receptor in H9c2 cardiomyocytes and that the antiapoptotic effect of ET-1 is mediated through a c-Src/Bcl-xL pathway. Evidence for this proposal includes the following: (1) ET-1, but not AII, prevented mitochondrial cytochrome c release and apoptosis induced by serum deprivation in a dose-dependent manner, and this antiapoptotic effect was inhibited by an ETA receptor antagonist (BQ123) but not by an ETB receptor antagonist (BQ788); (2) the inhibitory effects of ET-1 on apoptosis were inhibited by tyrosine kinase inhibitors and adenovirus-mediated overexpression of KI-c-Src; (3) ET-1 stimulated c-Src activation; and (4) ET-1 upregulated an antiapoptotic molecule, Bcl-xL, and this upregulation was inhibited by tyrosine kinase inhibitors or cotransfection with KI-c-Src.. Recent evidence suggests that apoptosis of cardiac myocytes is a feature in cardiovascular ...
The present study examined levels of various components of the cell death machinery and drug sensitivity of 60 human cancer cell lines to anticancer drugs. With the exception of procaspase-3, which was undetectable in MCF-7 cells, caspases-2, -3, -6, -7, -8, and -9, as well as Apaf-1, were detectable in all 60 cell lines. Although these components of the cell death machinery varied widely in abundance, strong correlations between levels of Apaf-1 or procaspase-2, -3, -6, -8, or -9 and sensitivity to any class of antineoplastic agent were not observed. These results, although negative, have several important implications.. The attempt to correlate drug sensitivity with levels of various components of the cell death machinery was prompted by previous studies indicating that drug-induced apoptosis is markedly diminished when certain key components of the core cell-death machinery, particularly Apaf-1, procaspase-9, or procaspase-3, are genetically or functionally deleted (36, 37, 38 , 58 , 88 , 99) ...
Tomato extracts can inhibit the growth and malignant cloning of stomach cancer cells, according to a new study that paves the way for novel therapies to treat the deadly disease. Researchers analysed whole tomato extracts for their ability to tackle gastric cancercell lines.. "Their antitumoral effect seem not related to specific components, such as lycopene, but rather suggest that tomatoes should be considered in their entirety," said Daniela Barone, researcher at the Oncology Research Centre of Mercogliano (CROM) in Italy.. Extracts of San Marzano and Corbarino tomato varieties were able to inhibit the growth and cloning behaviour of malignant cells. Treatment with the whole tomato extracts affected key processes within the cells hindering their migration ability, arresting cell cycle through the modulation of retinoblastoma family proteins and specific cell cycle inhibitors, and ultimately inducing cancer cell death through apoptosis.. "Our results prompt further assessment of the potential ...
The relationship between apoptotic progression and cell cycle perturbation induced by microtubule-destabilising (vinblastine, Colcemid) and -stabilising (taxol) drugs was studied in two mesenchyme-derived neoplastic cell lines, growing as suspension (Jurkat) and monolayer (SGS/3A) culture, by morphocytochemical and biochemical approaches. The same kind of drug induced different effects on the cell kinetics (proliferation, polyploidisation, death) of the two cell lines. In floating cells, the drugs appeared more effective during the S phase, while in adherent cells they were more effective during the G2/M phase. Moreover two distinct neoplasia-associated apoptotic phenotypes emerged: the first pattern was the typical one and was found in cells with a low transition through the S/G2 phase (Jurkat), and the second one was mainly characterised by a cell death derived from micronucleated and mitotic cells, as a consequence of a low transition through the M/G1 phase (SGS/3A). Our data show that the ...
Apoptosis is a major form of cell death that is dependent on wild-type p53 after DNA damage for certain normal cells, such as those of the early embryo and those of lymphoid origin (3 , 4) . There are also several examples in the literature where apoptosis clearly contributes to the overall sensitivity of cells to treatment with radiation or chemotherapeutic agents as assessed either by in vivo treatments (15 , 72) or by clonogenic assays in vitro (69 , 72 , 73) . However, a major difference between these studies and ones that have failed to find a link between apoptosis and overall sensitivity has been the choice of the cells used in the study. For cells of nonlymphoid origin, the cases in which apoptosis does contribute to overall sensitivity have in large part been those that used cells derived from normal tissues genetically engineered to express dominant oncogenes. Introduction of viral or cellular oncogenes such as E1A (74 , 75) , myc (72 , 76) , or human papillomavirus E7 (77) renders ...
Objective - Pro-inflammatory cytokines are cytotoxic to β-cells and have been implicated in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes and islet graft failure. The importance of the intrinsic mitochondrial apoptotic pathway in cytokine-induced β-cell death is unclear. Here, cytokine activation of the intrinsic apoptotic pathway and the role of the two pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins, Bad and Bax were examined in β-cells.. Research Design and Methods - Human islets, rat islets, and INS-1 cells were exposed to a combination of pro-inflammatory cytokines: interleukin (IL)-1β, interferon (IFN)γ and/or tumor necrosis factor (TNF)α. Activation of Bad was determined by Ser136 dephosphorylation; mitochondrial stress by changes in mitochondrial metabolic activity and cytochrome c release; and downstream apoptotic signalling by activation of caspase-9 and -3, and DNA fragmentation. The inhibitors FK506 and V5 were used to investigate the role of Bad and Bax activation, respectively.. Results - We found that ...
Disclosed is substantially pure DNA encoding mammalian IAP polypeptides; substantially pure polypeptides; and methods of using such DNA to express the IAP polypeptides in cells and animals to inhibit apoptosis. Also disclosed are conserved regions characteristic of the IAP family and primers and probes for the identification and isolation of additional IAP genes. In addition, methods for treating diseases and disorders involving apoptosis are provided.
Apoptosis is an important defensemechanismmounted by the immune systemto control virus replication. Hence, cytomegaloviruses (CMV) evolved and acquired numerous anti-apoptotic genes. The product of the human CMV (HCMV) UL36 gene, pUL36 (also known as vICA), binds to pro-caspase-8, thus inhibiting death-receptor apoptosis and enabling viral replication in differentiated THP-1 cells. In vivo studies of the function of HCMV genes are severely limited due to the strict host specificity of cytomegaloviruses, but CMV orthologues that co-evolved with other species allow the experimental study of CMV biology in vivo. The mouse CMV (MCMV) homolog of the UL36 gene is called M36, and its protein product (pM36) is a functional homolog of vICA that binds to murine caspase-8 and inhibits its activation. M36-deficient MCMV is severely growth impaired in macrophages and in vivo. Here we show that pUL36 binds to the murine pro-caspase-8, and that UL36 expression inhibits death-receptor apoptosis in murine cells ...
Apoptotic β-cell death is an important pathological mechanism of β-cell loss in type 1 diabetes and islet graft rejection (5,6). Apoptosis is a highly regulated process, such that the decision to undergo apoptosis is dependent upon the balance between antiapoptotic and proapoptotic signals (19). In an inflammatory setting, cells are required to express a new or inducible set of antiapoptotic genes as a mechanism to counteract the physiological stresses that otherwise lead to cellular damage and apoptosis (19,39). Blockade of this regulated antiapoptotic response sensitizes many cell types to apoptotic death, underscoring the physiological relevance of this signaling network in cell biology (16-18).. In this present study we demonstrate that this paradigm is true for β-cells, as β-cells were sensitized to TNF-α-induced death by inhibition of de novo gene transcription. Our microarray-based approach revealed that TNFAIP3/A20 is one potential candidate gene providing a molecular basis for this ...
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Reagents and in vitro assays. The E18-14C-27 cells (7) were provided by Powel Brown (Baylor), and the other ER-negative breast cancer cells and the RAW264.7 macrophage-like cells were purchased from the American Type Culture Collection. Cells were grown in either DMEM (E18 and RAW cells) or DMEM/F-12 (MDA cell lines and SK-BR-3 cells) and 10% fetal bovine serum. Stock solutions of CDDO-Me (18) and 268 (19) were made in DMSO, and appropriate DMSO controls (≤0.1%) were included in all in vitro experiments. RAW cells were treated with drugs for 24 h, and interleukin-6 (IL-6) and nitric oxide were measured in the medium with a Quantikine ELISA kit (R&D Systems) or the Griess reaction, respectively. Proliferation was measured 72 h after treatment with a [3H]thymidine incorporation assay, and apoptosis was detected using a TACS Annexin V-FITC apoptosis detection kit (R&D Systems) and flow cytometry. Antibodies to ErbB2 (RB-103-PO), phosphorylated STAT3 (9138), IKK (sc-7607), and IKBα (sc-371) were ...
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Apoptosis is a designed cell death mechanism involved in biological processes. Apoptosis can either be activated by extrinsic pathway or by the intrinsic pathway. A major part of the external apoptosis pathway is the death receptor Fas which, on binding to its associated ligand FasL, they eventually form the death-inducing signaling complex. FasL promotes clustering for open Fas and activates open stable Fas, forming locally stable signaling platforms through neighborhood-induced receptor interactions. The model exhibits a bifurcation called hysteresis, providing an upstream mechanism for bistability and robustness to decide if the cell lives or dies. At low receptor concentrations, the bistability depends on three states of FasL. The irreversible bistability, representing a committed cell death decision, emerges at high receptor concentrations. Furthermore, the model suggests a mechanism by which cells may function as bistable life/death switches which are independent of their downstream ...
Findings may offer a new way to kill cancer cells by forcing them into an alternative programmed-death pathway.. May 14, 2013 ...
This postdoctoral position is part of a research project where we will investigate the regulation of programmed cell death at the molecular level with focus on the structure of the proteins and biological membranes involved in this important process. Important key players in the mitochondrial (intrinsic) cell death pathway are membrane-active proteins of the Bcl-2 family. Family members with opposite functions meet at the outer membrane of mitochondria, where they determine the fate of a cell, namely to live or to die. The main objective of this project is to understand the function - and underlying structural properties - of these proteins and their interaction with the mitochondrial membrane environment. For this purpose we will use structural biological methods focusing on solid-state NMR spectroscopy of lipid-protein complexes. By applying advanced solid-state NMR approaches, we will be able to provide structural insight into the molecular mechanism by which the survival membrane protein ...
However, depending on the amplitude of the Ca2+ signal as well as the condition of the cell, Ca2+ can also initiate apoptosis as a consequence of organelle disruption, free radical production, and the activation of Ca2+-dependent phosphatases and proteases such as calcineurin and calpain (96).. The release of Ca2+ from the ER is a critical early event for the initiation of apoptosis induced by many apoptotic signals (115). The sensitivity of a cell to such apoptotic stimuli appears to be largely dependent on the ER Ca2+ load, with a high resting ER Ca2+ concentration sensitizing cells to apoptotic stimuli and a low ER Ca2+ concentration conferring resistance. Once released into the cytosol, Ca2+ is rapidly adsorbed by mitochondria that can trigger apoptotic responses by disrupting the mitochondrial respiratory chain and generating reactive oxygen species or by opening the PTP (122).. The original finding that Bcl-2 affected Ca2+ signaling was discovered over a decade ago. In these studies, Bcl-2 ...
The cytokine TWEAK and its receptor, Fn14, have emerged as potentially valuable targets for cancer therapy. Granzyme B (GrB)-containing Fn14-targeted constructs were generated containing either the Fn14 ligand TWEAK (GrB-TWEAK) or an anti-Fn14 humanized single-chain antibody (GrB-Fc-IT4) as the targeting moieties. Both constructs showed high affinity and selective cytotoxicity against a panel of Fn14-expressing human tumor cells including triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) lines. Cellular expression of the GrB inhibitor PI-9 in target cells had no impact on the cytotoxic effect of either construct. Cellular expression of MDR1 showed no cross-resistance to the fusion constructs. GrB-TWEAK and GrB-Fc-IT4 activated intracellular caspase cascades and cytochrome c-related proapoptotic pathways consistent with the known intracellular functions of GrB in target cells. Treatment of mice bearing established HT-29 xenografts with GrB-TWEAK showed significant tumor growth inhibition compared with vehicle ...
One of the hallmarks in the advancement of cancer cells is an ability to overcome and acquire resistance to adverse conditions. There has been a large amount of cancer research on IGFBP-3 as a pro-apoptotic molecule in vitro. These pro-apoptotic properties, however, do not correlate with several studies linking high IGFBP-3 levels in breast cancer tissue to rapid growth and poor prognosis. Evidence is emerging that IGFBP-3 also exhibits pro-survival and growth-promoting properties in vitro. How IGFBP-3 pivots cell fate to either death or survival, it seems, comes down to a complex interplay between cells microenvironments and the presence of cellular IGFBP-3 binding partners and growth factor receptors. The cytoprotective actions of IGFBP-3 are not restricted to cancer but are also observed in other disease states, such as retinopathy and brain ischaemia. Here we review the literature on this paradoxical nature of IGFBP-3, its pro-apoptotic and growth-inhibitory actions versus its cytoprotective and
Caspase-1, originally called ICE, was the first mammalian analogue of the Caenorhabditis elegans death genes to be identified.11 Like all caspases, it is expressed as a proform, which is activated through proteolytic cleavage of an amino-terminal 11-kDa prodomain to release p20 and p10 subunits. Active caspase-1/ICE consists of a (p20/p10)2 tetramer, which is sufficient to process precursor IL-1β9,12-14 and, in at least some cell types, to induce apoptosis.16 Additionally, the prodomain has been postulated to have independent proapoptotic activity by enhancing death receptor-mediated caspase-8 activation.39 Although caspase-1 has conventionally been regarded as a proinflammatory, not a proapoptotic, caspase,10-12 it has been observed to induce or amplify apoptosis in tissue culture models.15,16. Regulated expression of caspase-1 in cardiac hypertrophy,17 the dilated cardiomyopathy of TNF-α overexpression,19 ischemia/infarction,21 and endotoxin-induced myocardial dysfunction18 prompted our ...
During tumor progression, immune system phagocytes continually clear apoptotic cancer cells in a process known as efferocytosis. However, the impact of efferocytosis in metastatic tumor growth is unknown. In this study, we observed that macrophage-driven efferocytosis of prostate cancer cells in vitro induced the expression of proinflammatory cytokines such as CXCL5 by activating Stat3 and NF-κB(p65) signaling. Administration of a dimerizer ligand (AP20187) triggered apoptosis in 2 in vivo syngeneic models of bone tumor growth in which apoptosis-inducible prostate cancer cells were either coimplanted with vertebral bodies, or inoculated in the tibiae of immunocompetent mice. Induction of 2 pulses of apoptosis correlated with increased infiltration of inflammatory cells and accelerated tumor growth in the bone. Apoptosis-induced tumors displayed elevated expression of the proinflammatory cytokine CXCL5. Likewise, CXCL5-deficient mice had reduced tumor progression. Peripheral blood monocytes ...
During tumor progression, immune system phagocytes continually clear apoptotic cancer cells in a process known as efferocytosis. However, the impact of efferocytosis in metastatic tumor growth is unknown. In this study, we observed that macrophage-driven efferocytosis of prostate cancer cells in vitro induced the expression of proinflammatory cytokines such as CXCL5 by activating Stat3 and NF-κB(p65) signaling. Administration of a dimerizer ligand (AP20187) triggered apoptosis in 2 in vivo syngeneic models of bone tumor growth in which apoptosis-inducible prostate cancer cells were either coimplanted with vertebral bodies, or inoculated in the tibiae of immunocompetent mice. Induction of 2 pulses of apoptosis correlated with increased infiltration of inflammatory cells and accelerated tumor growth in the bone. Apoptosis-induced tumors displayed elevated expression of the proinflammatory cytokine CXCL5. Likewise, CXCL5-deficient mice had reduced tumor progression. Peripheral blood monocytes ...
Glycosphingolipids (GSLs) are ubiquitous components of plasma membrane in all mammalian cells, and they are concentrated in specialized microdomains for cell s...
Transient receptor potential (TRP) channels contribute to the regulation of intracellular calcium, which can promote cancer hallmarks in cases of dysregulation of gene transcription and calcium-dependent pro-proliferative or anti-apoptotic mechanisms. Several studies have begun to elucidate the role …
Apoptosis can be induced be different pathways including the interaction TNF ligand with their receptors at the plasma membrane or the activation of the BCl-2 family molecules.
Cardiac myocytes express at least six subtypes of adrenergic receptor (AR) which include three subtypes of beta-AR (beta-1, beta-2, beta-3) and three subtypes of the alpha-1-AR (alpha-1A, alpha-1B, and alpha-1C). In the human heart the beta-1-AR is the pre- dominate receptor. Acute sympathetic stimulation of cardiac beta-1-ARs induces positive inotropic and chronotropic effects, the most effective mechanism to acutely increase output of the heart, by coupling to Gs, formation of cAMP by adenylyl cyclase (AC), and PKA- dependent phosphorylation of various target proteins (e.g., ryanodine receptor [RyR]; phospholamban [PLB], troponin I [TnI], and the L-type Ca2+ channel [LTCC]). Chronic beta-1-AR stimulation is detrimental and induces cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and apoptosis. beta-2-AR coupled to Gs exerts a proapoptotic action as well as beta-1-AR, while beta-2-AR coupled to Gi exerts an antiapoptotic action ...
Commentary 2801 Introduction Apoptosis is essential for normal development and tissue homeostasis, and perturbations in its regulation contribute to numerous pathological conditions, including cancer and autoimmune and degenerative diseases (Adams and Cory, 2007; Meier and Vousden, 2007). There are two main pathways that lead to apoptosis: the extrinsic pathway, which is triggered following the activation of cell-surface-expressed death receptors such as CD95 (also known as Fas receptor) and tumour necrosis factor receptor; and the intrinsic pathway, which is activated by cellular stress and is regulated primarily at the level of mitochondria by the Bcl-2 family of proteins (Fig. 1). The intrinsic apoptotic pathway is initiated in response to a variety of stress signals (Willis and Adams, 2005), and a complex interplay of Bcl-2 proteins relays this signal to the mitochondrial outer membrane (OM) to initiate Bak and Bax activation, oligomerisation and OM damage (Fig. 1). Breaching the ...
Principal Investigator:SHICHIRI Masayoshi, Project Period (FY):1997 - 1998, Research Category:Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Section:一般, Research Field:内分泌・代謝学
Caveolin-1 (Cav-1), a family of ubiquitously expressed oligomeric structural proteins in many mammalian cells, has been shown to be an effective regulator of tumorigenesis. Recent studies have indicated that Cav-1 can promote resistance to chemotherapy in a variety of tumors. However, the regulation of Cav-1 on chemoresistance in ovarian cancer is still unknown. In the present study, the mRNA and protein expression level was investigated by RT-PCR and western blot analysis, respectively, and the 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) value was measured by MTT assay. The protein expression level of P-glycoprotein (P-gp), Notch-1, p-Akt and p-NF-κB p65 were detected using western blot analysis and the apoptotic ratio was determined using the Annexin V-FITC/PI detection kit. The results showed that the mRNA and protein expression levels of Cav-1 were significantly higher in SKOV3/DDP and A2780/DDP than in SKOV3 and A2780, respectively. Knockdown of Cav-1 significantly decreased the IC50 value in ...
In the last decade, basic cancer research has produced remarkable advances in our understanding of cancer biology and cancer genetics. Among the most important of these advances is the realization that apoptosis and the genes that control it have a profound effect on the malignant phenotype. For example, it is now clear that some oncogenic mutations disrupt apoptosis, leading to tumor initiation, progression or metastasis. Conversely, compelling evidence indicates that other oncogenic changes promote apoptosis, thereby producing selective pressure to override apoptosis during multistage carcinogenesis. Finally, it is now well documented that most cytotoxic anticancer agents induce apoptosis, raising the intriguing possibility that defects in apoptotic programs contribute to treatment failure. Because the same mutations that suppress apoptosis during tumor development also reduce treatment sensitivity, apoptosis provides a conceptual framework to link cancer genetics with cancer therapy. An ...
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The APO2.7 antigen (also named 7A6 antigen) is a 38 kDa protein localized on the membrane of mitochondria whose expression appears to be restricted to cells undergoing apoptosis. The APO2.7 antigen can be detected after apoptosis induction via CD95/Fas ligation, irradiation or drug treatment. Expression of APO2.7 appears as an early event in the apoptosis process. Normal viable cells are negative or weakly positive for APO2.7. Research studies have shown that less than 2% of peripheral T cells from normal donors expressed the APO2.7 antigen. Some level of APO2.7 expression associated with an on-going apoptotic process has been demonstrated in activated T cells.. ...
The APO2.7 antigen (also named 7A6 antigen) is a 38 kDa protein localized on the membrane of mitochondria whose expression appears to be restricted to cells undergoing apoptosis. The APO2.7 antigen can be detected after apoptosis induction via CD95/Fas ligation, irradiation or drug treatment. Expression of APO2.7 appears as an early event in the apoptosis process. Normal viable cells are negative or weakly positive for APO2.7. Research studies have shown that less than 2% of peripheral T cells from normal donors expressed the APO2.7 antigen. Some level of APO2.7 expression associated with an on-going apoptotic process has been demonstrated in activated T cells.. ...
Here, we analyzed the ability of C. vasculum-derived metabolites to inhibit proliferation, induce cytotoxicity, and trigger apoptotic signaling in NSCLC, SCLC, and ovarian carcinoma. It has previously been shown that compounds isolated from this sponge can kill tumor cells of different origin albeit through unknown mechanism of action (19). We show here that the two acetylenic compounds 1 and 2 as well as the parental mixture of these compounds from which they were separated, indeed cause tumor-specific cytotoxicity in NSCLC and SCLC. Importantly, we demonstrate that for both compounds this cytotoxicity is tumor specific, as all normal cells tested representing heart tissue, bronchial and retina epithelium, normal PBMCs, and foreskin or lung fibroblasts remained unaffected at concentrations that were toxic for NSCLC and SCLC. In ovarian carcinoma cells compound 1 but not compound 2 caused tumor-specific cell death. For compound 2, a cytotoxic effect was evident in NSCLC and SCLC whereas in ...
Death receptors were initially recognised as potent inducers of apoptotic cell death and soon ambitious attempts were made to exploit selective ignition of controlled cellular suicide as therapeutic strategy in malignant diseases. However, the complexity of death receptor signalling has increased substantially during recent years. Beyond activation of the apoptotic cascade, involvement in a variety of cellular processes including inflammation, proliferation and immune response was recognised. Mechanistically, these findings raised the question how multipurpose receptors can ensure selective activation of a particular pathway. A growing body of evidence points to an elegant spatiotemporal regulation of composition and assembly of the receptor-associated signalling complex. Upon ligand binding, receptor recruitment in specialized membrane compartments, formation of receptor-ligand clusters and internalisation processes constitute key regulatory elements. In this review, we will summarise the current
Background This gene encodes a flavoprotein essential for nuclear disassembly in apoptotic cells, and it is found in the mitochondrial intermembrane space in healthy cells. Induction of apoptosis results in the translocation...
The replication initiation factor Cdc6 is cleaved during apoptosis, and expression of a cleavage product is sufficient to induce apoptosis in otherwise unstressed cells. On page 77, Yim et al. report that the cleavage products can act as dominant-negative inhibitors of replication and amplify pro-death signals.. In addition to the previously identified cleavage product, Yim et al. identified a second Cdc6 fragment produced by caspase-3. Both Cdc6 fragments were sufficient to induce cell death without additional pro-apoptotic signals. Moreover, in cells exposed to apoptosis-inducing factors, ectopic expression of the Cdc6 peptides increased the rate of cell death. In contrast, expression of noncleavable Cdc6 suppressed apoptosis, indicating that fragmentation of the protein plays a causal role in the process even in the presence of known triggers.. Truncated Cdc6 interferes with loading of Mcm2 on the chromatin and thus disrupts assembly of the prereplication complex on chromosomes. That in turn ...
We observed previously that cisplatin-resistant HeLa cells were cross-resistant to UV light due to accumulation of DDB2, a protein implicated in DNA repair. More recently, we found that cFLIP, which represents an anti-apoptotic protein whose level is induced by DDB2, was implicated in preventing apoptosis induced by deathreceptor signaling. In the present study, we investigated whether DDB2 has a protective role against UV irradiation and whether cFLIP is also involved in this process. Methods: We explored the role of DDB2 in mediating UV resistance in both human cells and Drosophila. ...
Background and Objective: Apoptosis or programmed cell death is an important process for cellular homeostasis and it can be initiated by both physiologic and pathologic stimuli. Defects in the apoptosis process may lead to serious disease such as autoimmune diseases, cancer, tumors drug resistance, and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). ...
Apoptosis, the process by which cells orchestrate their own demise in response to intra- or extracellular events, plays a major role in normal, pathological, and iatrogenic processes in the nervous system (Cotter et al., 1990; Raff, 1992; Wyllie, 1992). In non-nervous system models, several endogenous factors have been shown to protect tumor and/or normal cells from apoptotic death (Brach et al., 1992; Tilly et al., 1992; Harrington et al., 1994; Ishizaki et al., 1994). These agents have been referred to collectively as "survival factors" (Collins et al., 1994). For both normal and neoplastic neural crest-derived cells, NGF acts as a survival factor that protects against apoptosis initiated by a variety of exogenous conditions (Ibanez et al., 1992; Rabizadeh et al., 1993). We have reported previously on antimitotic agent-induced apoptosis in neuroblastoma cells and the protection by NGF of these cells from apoptosis induced by such agents (Falcione et al., 1993; Cortazzo et al., 1995; Hartsell ...
in IEE Proceedings - Systems Biology (2005), 152(4), 221228. Analyses of different robustness aspects for models of the direct signal transduction pathway of receptor-induced apoptosis is presented. Apoptosis is a form of programmed cell death, removing unwanted ... [more ▼]. Analyses of different robustness aspects for models of the direct signal transduction pathway of receptor-induced apoptosis is presented. Apoptosis is a form of programmed cell death, removing unwanted cells within multicellular organisms to maintain a proper balance between cell reproduction and death. Its signalling pathway includes an activation feedback loop that generates bistable behaviour, where the two steady states can be seen as `life and `death. Inherent robustness, widely recognised in biological systems, is of major importance in apoptosis signalling, as it guarantees the same cell fate for similar conditions. First, the influence of the stochastic nature of reactions indicating a role for inhibition ...
In this study, we demonstrated that PC potentiated activation of survival pathways through PI-3 kinase signaling. Inhibition of PI-3 kinase with LY294002 abolished the protective effect of PC by stimulating apoptosis and DNA fragmentation without affecting LDH release from the myocytes. These data suggest that PI-3 kinase has an important role the in antiapoptotic effects of PC. Hypoxia followed by reoxygenation (H/R) was associated with both apoptotic and necrotic cell death, whereas hypoxia contributed to only a minimal amount of cell death. Therapeutic reperfusion is currently performed without any measure to protect myocardium from apoptosis during the treatment of myocardial infarction.23 Our results indicate that it may be possible to further limit the infarct size by inhibition of apoptosis, and PI-3 kinase might play a key role in this process. PC also stimulates phosphorylation of Akt, a kinase directly downstream of PI-3 kinase. Pretreatment with LY294002 blocks the PC-induced increase ...
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A few years ago, an original concept of cell biology was proposed: whereas the classic dogma postulates that transmembrane receptors are inactive unless bound by their specific ligand, it was suggested that some receptors may be active not only in the presence of their ligand, but also in their absence. In this latter case, the signaling downstream of these unbound receptors leads to apoptosis. These receptors were consequently named
A proof-of-concept study shows how a new compound selectively triggers cell suicide in acute myeloid leukemia cells without harming healthy cells.
Bax and Bak localized to the ER can initiate apoptosis. In addition to their mitochondrial localization and activity, Bax and Bak also reside at the ER. Upon ER
Gabriel Gil has directed the Apoptotic Signalling research group of the IMIM since 2000. Apoptosis, or programmed cell death, is a physiological process with an essential role both during development and in the adult organism.
Th1 cell differentiation is impaired in these mice. Primary murine embryonic fibroblasts prepared from mutant embryos have decreased viability and increased genomic DNA fragmentation with UV irradiation. This mutant mouse strain represents a model that may be useful in studies related to signal transduction.
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The Pa-PDT induced p-JNK caused down-regulation of the pro-apoptotic protein bcl-2 that facilitates the collapse of mitochondrial membrane and eventually initiates the intrinsic apoptotic pathway ...
Hormon (Yun. horman - "sangkan ojah") hartina utusan kimiawi ti hiji sél (atawa sagolongan sél) ka sél lianna. Sakabéh organisme multisélular ngahasilkeun hormon (kaasup tutuwuhan - baca artikel fitohormon). Hormon nu paling dipikawanoh ti bangsa sasatoan (jeung manusa) nyaéta nu dihasilkeun ku kelenjar éndokrin vertebrata, padahal hormon téh dihasilkeun ku ampir unggal sistim organ jeung jaringan. Molekul hormon disékrésikeun (dikaluarkeun) langsung kana aliran getih, cairan awak lianna, atawa kana jaringan anu tangtu. Pindahna ku cara sirkulasi atawa difusi ka sél targétna, nu bisa baé sél nu padeukeut/natangga (aksi parakrin) dina jaringan nu sarua atawa sél nu ayana di organ séjén. Fungsi hormon nyaéta salaku sinyal/iber ka sél targét; peta hormon ditangtukeun ku pola sékrési jeung transduksi sinyal jaringan nu nampana. Hormon petana rupa-rupa, ngawengku stimulasi/pangrangsang atawa inhibisi/meungpeuk kamekaran, induksi atawa suprési apoptosis (program paéh sél), ...
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As much as the cellular viability is important for the living organisms, the elimination of unnecessary or damaged cells has the opposite necessity for the maintenance of homeostasis in tissues,...
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Expression analysis of BCL2L12, a new member of apoptosis-related genes, in colon cancer.: Apoptosis is an active process regulated by a variety of genes. Recen
Programmed cell death or apoptosis is an important physiological process in multicellular organisms. The equilibrium between cell growth and division and th...
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Mice and primary neuronal cultures. Hq, Apaf1-/-, and Bax-/- mice were maintained and genotyped as described previously (Fortin et al., 2001; Klein et al., 2002). Cortical neurons and cerebellar granule neurons (CGNs) were cultured from cortices of E15.5 mice and cerebellums of postnatal day 7 mice, respectively, as described previously (Fortin et al., 2001). Recombinant adenoviral vectors carrying human AIF or LacZ expression cassettes were prepared and used at 50 multiplicity of infection as described previously (Cregan et al., 2002).. Camptothecin treatment and cell viability assays. Neurons were treated with 10 μm camptothecin with or without 10 μm Boc-aspartyl (Ome)-fluoromethylketone (BAF) (Enzyme System Products, Livermore, CA) after 2 d in vitro (DIV). Cell survival was measured by the following: live/dead staining (Molecular Probes, Eugene, OR), Hoechst staining, MTT assay (Cell Titer kit; Promega, Madison, WI), terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated biotinylated UTP nick end ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Mifepristone regulates expression of apoptosis related genes Fas and FasL in mouse endometrium. AU - Gao, F.. AU - Xu, F. H.. AU - Zhou, X. C.. AU - Han, X. B.. AU - Liu, Y. X.. PY - 2001/7/3. Y1 - 2001/7/3. N2 - AIM: To investigate the anti-implantation mechanism of mifepriston. METHODS: In situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry were applied to determine mRNA and protein. RESULTS: After mifepriston injection, the number of implantation sites were obviously reduced, mifepriston could inhibit the embryo implantation in mouse. The expression of apoptosis related genes, Fas and FasL, in mouse endometrium was also decreased after mifepriston treatment. CONCLUSION: The expression of apoptosis related genes Fas and FasL is regulated by mifepriston and the inhibitory effect of mifepriston on the embryo implantation may be mediated by action on the Fas/FasL system.. AB - AIM: To investigate the anti-implantation mechanism of mifepriston. METHODS: In situ hybridization and ...
title: Galpha12 Protects Vascular Endothelial Cells from Serum Withdrawal-Induced Apoptosis through Regulation of miR-155, doi: 10.3349/ymj.2016.57.1.247, category: Article
Vascular Endothelial Growth Inhibitor (VEGI) is an endothelial cell autocrine factor and a member of the tumor necrosis family of ligands. VEGI is able to specifically inhibit endothelial cell growth and is an efficient inhibitor of angiogenesis. The molecular mechanisms of VEGI activity on endothelial cells remain undefined. Here we focused on two important steps in the signal transduction of VEGI. We first determined a role of NF-κB in VEGI-induced apoptosis. We found that inhibition of the NF-κB pathway resulted in an increased apoptotic potential of VEGI. We conclude that the NF-κB pathway plays a role in suppressing the apoptotic potential of VEGI. We next investigated the receptor responsible for VEGI-induced endothelial cell apoptosis. DR3 is a receptor for VEGI and thus we first focused on confirming if DR3 is the receptor responsible for VEGI-mediated endothelial cell death. We determined VEGI had diminished apoptotic activity in endothelial cells that are depleted of DR3 by siRNA. ...
Pure ginsenoside standards (saponins Rh2, PD, and PT), along with an Rh2-enhanced North American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) leaf extract (LFRh2), were tested for cytotoxic activity in cultured THP-1 leukemia cells. Thermal treatment of ginseng leaf resulted in production of both Rh2 and Rg3 content that was confirmed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS). Flow cytometry of cells stained with annexin V-fluorescein isothiocyanate and propidium iodide showed that the LFRh2 significantly (p ≤ 0.05) increased apoptosis (18% ± 0.4%) after 23 h at a concentration that inhibited cell viability by 50% (LC50 (72 h) = 52 μmg/mL. In comparison, a similar significant (p ≤ 0.05) increase in apoptotic cell numbers occurred at 41 h of exposure for pure ginsenoside standards, PD (LC50 (72 h) = 13 μg/mL), PT (LC50 (72 h) = 19 μg/mL), and Rh2 (LC 50 (72 h) = 15 μg/mL). Although no further increase in apoptosis was observed in THP-1 cells after exposure to increasing concentrations of LFRh2 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - FADD/MORT1 is a common mediator of CD95 (Fas/APO-1) and tumor necrosis factor receptor-induced apoptosis. AU - Chinnaiyan, Arul M.. AU - Tepper, Clifford G. AU - Seldin, Michael F. AU - ORourke, Karen. AU - Kischkel, Frank C.. AU - Hellbardt, Stefan. AU - Krammer, Peter H.. AU - Peter, Marcus E.. AU - Dixit, Vishva M.. PY - 1996/3/1. Y1 - 1996/3/1. N2 - CD95 (Fas/APO-1) and tumor necrosis factor receptor-1 (TNFR-1) are related molecules that signal apoptosis. Recently, a number of novel binding proteins have been proposed to mediate the signaling of these death receptors. Here we report that an N-terminal truncation of one of these candidate signal transducers, FADD/MORT1, abrogates CD95-induced apoptosis, ceramide generation, and activation of the cell death protease Yama/CPP32. In addition, this dominant-negative derivative of FADD (FADD-DN) blocked TNF- induced apoptosis while not affecting NF-κB activation. FADD-DN bound both receptors, and in the case of CD95, it disrupted ...
We used cytoplasmic extracts from chicken DU249 cells at various stages along the apoptotic pathway to analyse the events of apoptotic exe-cution. So-called S/M extracts from morphologically normal committed-stage cells induce apoptotic morphology and DNA cleavage in substrate nuclei. These apoptotic changes appear to require the function of multiple caspases (cysteine aspar-tases, a specialized class of proteases) acting in parallel. Extracts from execution-stage apoptotic cells induce apoptotic events in added nuclei in a caspase-independent manner. Biochemical frac-tionation of these extracts reveals that a column fraction enriched in endogenous active caspases is un-able to induce DNA fragmentation or chromatin condensation in substrate nuclei, whereas a caspase-depleted fraction induces both changes. Execution-stage extracts contain an ICAD/DFF45-inhibitable nuclease resembling CAD, plus another activity that is required for the apoptotic chromatin condensation. Committed-stage S/M ...
In previous study we showed that caspase-2 plays the role of an apical caspase in cell death induction by taxanes in breast cancer cells. This study deals with the role of other caspases. We tested breast cancer cell lines SK-BR-3 (functional caspase-3) and MCF-7 (nonfunctional caspase-3). Using western blot analysis we demonstrated the activation of initiator caspase-8 and -9 as well as executioner caspase-6 and -7 in both tested cell lines after application of taxanes (paclitaxel, SB-T-1216) at death-inducing concentrations. Caspase-3 activation was also found in SK-BR-3 cells. Employing specific siRNAs after taxane application, suppression of caspase-3 expression significantly increased the number of surviving SK-BR-3 cells. Inhibition of caspase-7 expression also increased the number of surviving SK-BR-3 and MCF-7 cells. On the other hand, suppression of caspase-8 and caspase-9 expression had no significant effect on cell survival. However, caspase-9 seemed to be involved in the activation of