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Rev. chil. endocrinol. diabetes ; 14(4): 159-165, 2021. tab, ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1344801

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La diabetes Tipo 1 (DT1) es una compleja enfermedad autoinmune con una etiología aún desconocida. La vitamina D ha sido ampliamente estudiada debido a su potencial terapéutico en los potenciales nuevos casos de DT1. Por otra parte, los microARNs (miRs) han sido propuestos como posibles biomarcadores en diversos procesos biológicos como en la apoptosis e inflamación. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar el efecto de la suplementación con vitamina D sobre el perfil de expresión del miR-21 y marcadores de apoptosis tales como: BCL2, STAT3, TIPE2 y DAXX, en células mononucleares periféricas provenientes de pacientes con DT1 y sujetos controles. RESULTADOS: El perfil de expresión de miR-21 se encontró disminuido en los pacientes con DT1 en comparación con los controles. La expresión relativa de BCL2 se encontró aumentada en controles al comparar con pacientes DT1 en todas las condiciones experimentales. La expresión relativa de DAXX mostró un perfil de expresión diferencial al comparar pacientes con DT1 versus controles (p=0.006). CONCLUSIÓN: El estímulo con vitamina D parece tener un posible efecto regulador sobre los genes BCL2 y DAXX.


Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a complex chronic autoimmune disease. Vitamin D has been one of the most studied therapeutic potential outbreaks related to T1D. Specific miRNAs have been proposed as potential biomarkers in several biological processes as apoptosis and inflammation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of vitamin D on the expression profiles of miR-21 and apoptotic markers BCL2, STAT3, TIPE2 and DAXX, in PBMCs from T1D patients and control subjects. RESULTS: miR-21 expression was increased in controls regarding T1D patients. BCL2 was increased in controls compared to T1D patients in all experimental conditions. DAXX showed different expression patterns between T1D patients and controls (p=0.006). CONCLUSION: Vitamin D showed a possible regulation effect on apoptosis markers mainly through the regulation of BCL2 and DAXX


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Humans , Child , Adolescent , Vitamin D/administration & dosage , Apoptosis , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1/metabolism , Vitamin D/metabolism , Biomarkers , Molecular Chaperones/drug effects , Molecular Chaperones/genetics , Molecular Chaperones/metabolism , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2/drug effects , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2/genetics , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2/metabolism , MicroRNAs/drug effects , MicroRNAs/genetics , MicroRNAs/metabolism , STAT3 Transcription Factor/drug effects , STAT3 Transcription Factor/genetics , STAT3 Transcription Factor/metabolism , Co-Repressor Proteins/drug effects , Co-Repressor Proteins/genetics , Co-Repressor Proteins/metabolism , Glucose/administration & dosage
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880101

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the effect of 2-methoxyestradiol (2-ME2) to lymphoma Raji cells and its mechanism.@*METHODS@#Different concentrations of 2-ME2 were used to treat lymphoma Raji cells. CCK8 method was used to detect the effect of 2-ME2 to proliferation of Raji cells. Flow cytometry FITC/PI double labeling method was used to detect early apoptosis of the cells. Western blotting was used to detect the effect of 2-ME2 to the expression of BCL-2, Bax, Caspase-3 and C-myc proteins in Raji cells.@*RESULTS@#2-ME2 significantly inhibited the proliferation of Raji cells. The inhibition rate increased with the increasing of drug concentration, and increased significantly with the prolongation of drug treatment time (r=0.9215). Flow cytometry FITC/PI double staining showed that the apoptotic rate of 2.5 μmol/L 2-ME2 treatment group was (33.79±1.63) %, while the apoptosis rate of the 48 h group was (51.90±2.72) %, and that of the control group was (7.08±0.36) %. After treated with 2.5 μmol/L 2-ME2 for 12 h, the expression of Bax protein was up-regulated, BCL-2 protein was down-regulated, caspase-3 protein expression was up-regulated, and C-myc protein expression was down-regulated, all of them showed a time-dependent relationship.@*CONCLUSION@#2-ME2 shows obvious inhibitory effect on lymphoma Raji cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner. Its mechanism of treatment on lymphoma Raji cells may be related to up-regulation of Bax/BCL-2 ratio and activation of Caspase-3 to induce apoptosis in cancer cells. Down-regulation of C-myc protein expression also participates in the apoptotic process.


Subject(s)
2-Methoxyestradiol , Apoptosis , Caspase 3/metabolism , Cell Line, Tumor , Cell Proliferation , Humans , Lymphoma , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2/metabolism , Up-Regulation , bcl-2-Associated X Protein
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880032

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the effects and mechanisms of PKC412 inhibitor on proliferation and apoptosis of HL-60 cell line.@*METHODS@#CCK-8 assay was used to detect the effect of PKC412 on the proliferation of HL-60 cells at different concentrations; Wright-Giemsa staining was used to estimated the effect of PKC412 on the apoptosis of HL-60 cells; the mRNA expression of BCL-2 and P53 genes was detected by qRT-PCR, the expression of BCL-2 and P53 proteins was detected by Western blot. HL-60 cells were injected into mouse caudal vein to construct acute myeloid leukemia model, PKC412 was administered to tail vein for 31.25 nmol/kg, normal saline was injected into the same site of the mice as control group, and the inhibitory effect of PKC412 on HL-60 cells in mice was observed. ELISA assay was used to detect the effect of PKC412 on the inflammatory factors of TNF-α and TGF-β in tumor mice.@*RESULTS@#PKC412 could inhibit the proliferation of HL-60 cell, which was in a dose dependent manner(r=0.9973) (IC50 was 0.31 μmol/L), and induce apoptosis of HL-60 cells. After HL-60 cell was treated by PKC412 for 48 h the expression of BCL-2 gene was down regulated(0.417±0.044 vs 0.933±0.033, t=9.347, P0.05) as compared with control group. And the expression of BCL-2 protein was decreased, while the expression of P53 protein was increased. PKC412 could inhibited the growth of HL-60 tumor cells in vivo, the survival rate of mice after administration was 50% and the weight was increased as compared with that in control group(18.02±0.403 g vs 16.44±0.562 g, t=2.272, P=0.0356). The secretion of TNF-α and TGF-β cytokine in serum and spleen cells in PKC412 group was significantly lower than that in control group (P<0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#PKC412 can induce apoptosis of HL-60 cells by inhibiting the expression level of BCL-2 gene, PKC412 administration in vivo can inhibit the growth of the tumors.


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Animals , Apoptosis , Cell Proliferation , HL-60 Cells , Humans , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute , Mice , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2 , Staurosporine/analogs & derivatives
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878988

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The aim of this paper was to discuss the effect of swertiamarin, gentiopicrin and sweroside on rheumatoid arthritis fibroblast-like synoviocytes(RA-FLSs) and B-cell lymphoma-2(Bcl-2) and their mechanisms. ZINC database and RCSB PDB database were retrieved for 3 D chemical structures of swertiamarin, gentiopicrin and sweroside and 3 D target protein structures. AutoDock Mgltools 1.5.6, AutoDockVina 1.1.2 and pyMOL 2.2.0 were applied for molecular docking to analyze the relationship between Bcl-2(1 GJH) target protein and important ingredients. The cell apoptosis of RA-FLSs was tested by Annexin V-FITC. The Bcl-2 protein expression of RA-FLSs treated with different ingredients was tested by Western blot. The Bcl-2 mRNA expression of RA-FLSs treated with different ingredients was tested by RT-PCR. Swertiamarin, gentiopicrin and sweroside were docked well with Bcl-2(1 GJH). The binding energy of swertiamarin was-6.9 kcal·mol~(-1), the binding energy of gentiopicrin was-6.7 kcal·mol~(-1) and the binding energy of sweroside was-6.4 kcal·mol~(-1). Compared with the blank group, the Bcl-2 protein expression of each group were reduced, while that of the gentiopicrin group was the highest(P<0.01). Compared with the blank group, the Bcl-2 mRNA expression of each groups were reduced. Gentiopicrin can reduce the Bcl-2 protein expression and the Bcl-2 mRNA expression, so as to promote the RA-FLSs apoptosis.


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Apoptosis , Arthritis, Rheumatoid/genetics , Cell Proliferation , Cells, Cultured , Fibroblasts , Humans , Iridoid Glucosides , Molecular Docking Simulation , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2/genetics , Pyrones , Synoviocytes
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Int. j. morphol ; 38(5): 1217-1222, oct. 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1134428

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SUMMARY: Repeated stress is a risk factor for memory impairment and neurological abnormalities in both humans and animals. We sought to investigate the extent of (i) brain tissue injury; (ii) nitrosative and oxidative stress in brain tissue homogenates; (iii) apoptotic and survival biomarkers in brain tissue homogenates; and (iv) immobility and climbing abilities, induced over a period of three weeks by chronic unpredictable stress (CUS). Wistar rats were either left untreated (Control group) or exposed to a variety of unpredictable stressors daily before being sacrificed after 3 weeks (model group). Assessment of depression-like behavior was performed and animals were then culled and harvested brain tissues were stained with basic histological staining and examined under light microscopy. In addition, brain tissue homogenates were prepared and assayed for these parameters; inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), caspase-3, and B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2). Histology images showed CUS induced profound damage to the cerebral cortex as demonstrated by severe neuronal damage with shrunken cells, disrupted atrophic nuclei, perineuronal vacuolation and swollen glial cells. CUS also significantly (p<0.05) induced iNOS, MDA, and caspase-3, whereas SOD and Bcl-2 brain tissue levels were inhibited by CUS. In addition, data from the depression-like behavior, forced swimming test showed significant (p<0.05) increase in animal immobility and decrease in climbing ability in the model group of rats. Thus, here we demonstrated a reliable rat model of chronic stress-induced brain injury, which can further be used to investigate beneficial drugs or agents used for a period of three weeks to protect against CUS-induced brain damage.


RESUMEN: El estrés crónico es un factor de riesgo para el deterioro de la memoria y las anomalías neurológicas tanto en humanos como en animales. Intentamos investigar el alcance de lesión del tejido cerebral; (ii) estrés nitrosativo y oxidativo en homogeneizados de tejido cerebral; (iii) biomarcadores apoptóticos y de supervivencia en homogeneizados de tejido cerebral; y (iv) inmovilidad y habilidades de escalada, inducidas durante un período de tres semanas por estrés crónico impredecible (ECI). Se dejaron sin tratamiento (grupo control) ratas Wistar, o se expusieron a una variedad de factores estresantes impredecibles diariamente antes de ser sacrificadas después de 3 semanas (grupo modelo). Se realizó una evaluación del comportamiento similar a la depresión y luego se sacrificaron los animales y se tiñeron los tejidos cerebrales con tinción histológica básica y se examinaron con microscopía óptica. Además, se prepararon homogeneizados de tejido cerebral y se analizaron los siguientes parámetros; óxido nítrico sintasa inducible (iNOS), malondialdehído (MDA), superóxido dismutasa (SOD), caspasa- 3 y linfoma de células B 2 (Bcl-2). Las imágenes histológicas mostraron que el CUS indujo un daño profundo en la corteza cerebral como lo demuestra el daño neuronal severo con células encogidas, núcleos atróficos alterados, vacuolación perineuronal y células gliales inflamadas. ECI también indujo significativamente (p <0,05) iNOS, MDA y caspase-3, mientras que los niveles de tejido cerebral SOD y Bcl-2 fueron inhibidos por ECI. Además, los datos del comportamiento similar a la de- presión, la prueba de natación forzada mostró un aumento significativo (p <0,05) en la inmovilidad animal y una disminución en la capacidad de escalada en el grupo modelo de ratas. Por lo tanto, aquí demostramos un modelo confiable de daño cerebral crónico en rata inducido por el estrés, que se puede utilizar para investigar medicamentos o agentes beneficiosos usados durante un período de tres semanas para proteger el daño cerebral inducido por ECI.


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Animals , Male , Rats , Stress, Psychological/complications , Brain Damage, Chronic/pathology , Superoxide Dismutase/analysis , Behavior, Animal , Brain Injuries/metabolism , Biomarkers , Cerebral Cortex , Chronic Disease , Analysis of Variance , Rats, Wistar , Apoptosis , Oxidative Stress , Nitric Oxide Synthase/analysis , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2 , Depression , Disease Models, Animal , Caspase 3/analysis , Nitrosative Stress , Malondialdehyde/analysis
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Biol. Res ; 53: 19, 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1114696

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BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common cancer types among women. Recent researches have focused on determining the efficiency of alternative molecules and miRNAs in breast cancer treatment. The AIMof this study was to determine the effect of usnic acid response-miR-185-5p on proliferation in the breast cancer cell and to determine its relationship with apoptosis pathway. METHODS: The cell proliferation and cell apoptosis rate were significantly increased following the ectopic expression of miR-185-5p in BT-474 cells. Furthermore, the results of cell cycle assay performed by flow cytometry revealed that the transfection with miR-185-5p induced G1/S phase arrest. The apoptosis-related genes expression analysis was performed by qRT-PCR and the direct target of miR-185-5p in BT-474 cells was identified by western blot and luciferase reporter assay. RESULTS: Our data showed that miR-185-5p can cause significant changes in apoptosis-related genes expression levels, suggesting that cell proliferation was suppressed by miR-185-5p via inducing apoptosis in breast cancer cells. According to western blot results, miR-185-5p lead to decrease BCL2 protein level in BT-474 cells and direct target of miR-185-5p was identified as BCL by luciferase reporter assay. CONCLUSION: This study revealed that miR-185-5p may be an effective agent in the treatment of breast cancer.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Benzofurans/metabolism , Breast Neoplasms/genetics , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2/genetics , MicroRNAs/genetics , Breast Neoplasms/metabolism , Transfection , Signal Transduction , Down-Regulation , Gene Expression Regulation, Neoplastic , Apoptosis , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2 , Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction , MicroRNAs/metabolism , Cell Line, Tumor , Cell Proliferation
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Rev. chil. cardiol ; 38(1): 29-36, abr. 2019. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1003635

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Resumen: Antecedentes: La muerte de los cardiomiocitos es determinante en el desarrollo de patologías cardiacas posteriores al infarto del miocardio y la insuficiencia cardiaca. Las variaciones en la expresión de la familia de proteínas BCL-2 regulan vías, tanto de muerte, como de sobrevida celular. Así, BCL-2 es una proteína anti- apoptótica y NIX una proteína que induce la necrosis y/o la apoptosis celular. La Policistina-1 (PC1) es un mecanosensor vital para la función contráctil cardiaca; sin embargo, se desconoce su papel en la sobrevida de los cardiomiocitos durante el estrés mecánico. Objetivo: Determinar si PC-1 previene la muerte de los cardiomiocitos inducida por estrés mecánico y las proteínas BCL-2 y NIX. Métodos: Se utilizó cultivo de cardiomiocitos de ratas neonatas controles o deficientes en la expresión de PC1, estimulados con solución hiposmótica (HS), como modelo de estrés mecánico. Se midió la muerte por necrosis y apoptosis y los niveles de BCL-2 y NIX. Resultados: La deficiencia de la PC1 en los cardiomiocitos induce un aumento de la necrosis y los niveles proteicos de NIX en las células estimuladas con HS. El estrés mecánico induce la apoptosis basal relacionada a una disminución de BCL- 2, independiente de la expresión de la PC1. Conclusiones: La PC1 protege a los cardiomiocitos de la necrosis por estrés mecánico, lo que podría deberse en parte a su papel en la regulación de los niveles de las proteínas NIX.


Abstracts: Background: Cardiomyocytes death is a determining factor in the development of cardiac dysfunction after myocardial infarction and heart failure. The change in BCL-2 family protein expression regulates both cell death and survival pathways, whereas BCL-2 is an anti-apoptotic protein and NIX induces necrosis and/or apoptosis. Polycystin-1 (PC1) is a crucial mechanosensor for cardiac contractile function. However, its role in cardiomyocyte survival during mechanical stress is unknown. Aim: To study the relationship of PC1 with mechanical stretch-death in cardiomyocytes and the BCL-2, and NIX proteins. Methods. Controls or deficient expression of PC1 neonatal rat ventricular myocytes were stimulated with hypoosmotic solution (HS) and used as a model of mechanical stress. Necrosis or apoptosis cell death, BCL-2 and NIX protein levels were measured. Results: Deficient expression of PC1 increases cardiomyocyte necrosis and NIX protein levels in cells stimulated with HS. Mechanical stress induces basal apoptosis related to a decrease in BCL-2, independent of PC1 expression. Conclusion: PC1 protects cardiomyocytes from mechanical stress necrosis, at least in part, by regulating NIX protein levels.


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Animals , Male , Rats , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2/metabolism , Myocytes, Cardiac/metabolism , TRPP Cation Channels/metabolism , Necrosis/prevention & control , Stress, Mechanical , Blotting, Western , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Apoptosis , Flow Cytometry , Membrane Proteins/metabolism
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Rev. méd. Chile ; 147(2): 247-250, Feb. 2019.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1004339

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Patients transplanted from solid organs have an increased risk of cancer, especially lymphomas. Lymphomas correspond to 4 to 5% of malignant neoplasms in the general population and in solid organ transplant patients it reaches an incidence of 21%. The incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphomas is 10 times higher than in the non-transplanted population. We report the case of a 68-year-old man with a kidney transplant who 6 years after transplantation, developed a non-Hodgkin diffuse large cells B lymphoma with lymph node and pulmonary involvement, with markers of very poor prognosis (triple MYC expressor, BCL2 and BCL6). and its evolution with chemotherapy with DA R EPOCH.


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Humans , Male , Aged , Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin , Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse/genetics , Vincristine/therapeutic use , Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin/etiology , Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin/drug therapy , Prednisone/therapeutic use , Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols/therapeutic use , Doxorubicin/therapeutic use , Biomarkers, Tumor/genetics , Genes, myc/genetics , Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse/etiology , Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse/drug therapy , Kidney Transplantation/adverse effects , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2/genetics , Cyclophosphamide/therapeutic use , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-6/genetics , Etoposide/therapeutic use
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-773143

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


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Animals , Dihydrotestosterone , Blood , Epidermal Growth Factor , Blood , Male , Medicine, Tibetan Traditional , Mice , Plant Extracts , Pharmacology , Prostatic Hyperplasia , Drug Therapy , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2 , Metabolism , Testosterone Propionate , Urticaceae , Chemistry
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-813082

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To explore the effect of connexin 43 (Cx43) silence on the apoptosis in mouse chondrocyte under mechanical stress.
 Methods: Mouse chondrocyte ATDC5 cells were divided into a control group, a mechanical stress group, a Cx43 siRNA transfection group, a scramble siRNA transfection group, a mechanical stress+scramble group, and a mechanical stress+siCx43 group. Flexcell FX-5000 system was used to produce mechanical stress on ATDC5 cells cultured in vitro. The mRNA and protein level of Cx43 was detected by quantitative RT-PCR (RT-qPCR) and Western blot. The cell activity and cell apoptosis was detected by cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) method and flow cytometry, respectively. Caspase-3 activity was detected by colorimetric assay. The protein expression of Bcl-2, Bax, p-JNK and JNK was detected by Western blot.
 Results: Mechanical stress upregulated the mRNA and protein expression of Cx43 (both P<0.05). Transfection of Cx43 siRNA significantly decreased Cx43 mRNA and protein level (both P<0.05). After stimulation with mechanical stress, chondrocyte viability was significantly decreased, whereas cell apoptosis and caspase-3 activity were increased (both P<0.05). Mechanical stress obviously upregulated Bax protein level, and downregulated Bcl-2 protein expression and Bcl-2/Bax (both P<0.05). Cx43 siRNA transfection significantly increased cell viability, inhibited cell apoptosis and caspase-3 activity (both P<0.05). Cx43 siRNA also inhibited Bax expression, and increased the Bcl-2 protein expression and Bcl-2/Bax (both P<0.05). Furthermore, Cx43 siRNA significantly suppressed the p-JNK expression induced by mechanical stress (P<0.05).
 Conclusion: Cx43 silence inhibits mechanical stress-induced apoptosis in chondrocyte, which might be mediated by JNK signaling pathway.


Subject(s)
Animals , Apoptosis , Chondrocytes , Connexin 43 , Mice , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2 , Stress, Mechanical , bcl-2-Associated X Protein
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-774366

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the mechanism of Paris forrestii (Takht.) H. Li (PCT3)-suppressing the proliferation of HL-60, K562, KG-1 and HT-93 cells.@*METHODS@#cute myeloid leukemia cell lines such as HL-60, K562, KG-1 and HT-93 were treated with Paris forrestii (Takht.) H. Li (PCT3) for 24, 48, and 72 h, and MTT assay was employed to determine the cells proliferation. Meanwhile, the apoptosis of K562, HL-60, KG-1 and HT-93 cells were detected by flow cytometry after PCT3 (Control, 4 μg/ml, 8 μg/ml) treated for 24 h and the Western blot was performed to detect the expression of PARP,Caspase-3, MCL-1, BAX, BCL-2, P53, and P27. GAPDH was used as an internal loading control.@*RESULTS@#MTT assay showed that Paris forrestii (Takht.) H. Li (PCT3) significantly inhibited the proliferation of HL-60, K562, KG-1 and HT-93 cells in concentration and time-dependent manners. Compared with the control group, the leukemia cell viabilities were significantly suppressed (r =0.9436; r =0.8623; r =0.9922; r =0.8918). Paris forrestii (Takht.) H. Li (PCT3) induced apoptosis of leukemia cells in a concentration dependent manner, compared with the control group (P<0.05 or P<0.01). Western blot revealed that PARP, a major enzyme in DNA damage repair, and Caspase-3 another one of the major executive apoptotic enzymes were cleaved in cell lines examined, and this cleavage was concentration dependent. Anti-apoptotic proteins such as MCL-1 and BCL-2 were down regulated by Paris forrestii (Takht.) H. Li (PCT3), and Pro-apoptotic protein BAX was upregulated. And the protein of tumor suppressor gene P53 and its downstream signaling protein P27 increased.@*CONCLUSION@#Paris forrestii (Takht.) H. Li (PCT3) can inhibit the proliferation of leukemia cells by activating endogenous apoptosis pathway, and provide a potential new drug selection for clinical treatment of AML leukemia.


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Apoptosis , Caspase 3 , Cell Line, Tumor , Cell Proliferation , Humans , Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute , Melanthiaceae , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-774294

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OBJECTIVE@#To analyze the prognostic value of BCL-2, BCL-6 and MYC in patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL).@*METHODS@#One hundred and sixty three cases of DLBCL in our hospital from March 2012 to March 2015 were selected. The specimens of lymphoma tissue of patients were collected. The expression of BCL-2, BCL-6 and MYC was detected by immunohistochemical method. The fusion of IGH/BCL-2, the gene breakage of BCL-6 and MYC were detected by interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization. The correlation of the expression levels of BCL-2, BCL-6 and MYC with the clinicopathological features and prognosis in the patients with DLBCL was further analyzed.@*RESULTS@#MYC, BCL-2 and BCL-6 showed pale brown or reddish brown positive signals, among them MYC mainly positively expressed on the cell membrane, and BCL-2 mainly expressed on the cytoplasm and local cell membrane, and BCL-6 mainly expressed in the nucleus. The expression level of BCL-2 in ECOG physical status score 2 was higher than that in patients with <2 scores, and the expression level of BCL-2 in CD5 and germinal center B-cell-like (GCB) was significantly higher than that in patients with non-GCB (P<0.05), and the international prognostic index (IPI) for 3-5 scores at the MYC expression level was significantly higher than that of the 0-2 score (P<0.05); the expression level of BCL-6 in immune subtype CD5 and GCB was significantly lower than that in non-GCB (P<0.05). The results of Cox multivariate analysis showed that the expression level of BCL-2, BCL-6 and MYC significant correlate with the overall survival and progression-free survival (P<0.05) of the patients with DLBCL.@*CONCLUSION@#BCL-2, BCL-6 and MYC as important molecular markers are of high value for evaluating the prognosis of patients with DLBCL.


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Humans , In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence , Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse , Prognosis , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2 , Metabolism , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-6 , Metabolism , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-myc , Metabolism
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-773691

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The aim of this paper was to compare the performance of acute liver injury in mice induced by Tripterygium Glycosides Tablets from 6 different manufacturers,and to explore the toxicity mechanism from the perspective of oxidative stress and apoptosis preliminarily. Male or female mice were randomly divided into normal group,Zhejiang group,Hunan group,Hubei group,Shanghai group,Jiangsu group and Fujian group. Mice in Tripgerygium Glycosides Tablets groups were given 16 times the clinical equivalent dose( 300 mg·kg-1) Tripgerygium Glycosides Tablets by oral administration for one time,mice were executed in 24 h after lavaged.Then the visceral brain coefficient of the organ was calculated. Histopathological changes of liver were observed by hematoxylin-eosin staining. Td T-mediated d UTP nick-end labeling was used to detect the apoptosis of the liver cells and the protein content of oxidative stress related factors in liver homogenate. Nuclear transcription factor E2-related factor( Nrf2) and heme oxygenase-1( HO-1) as well as mitochondrial mediated apoptosis-related protein expression levels of Bax and Bcl-2 in hepatic tissue were measured by Western blot.Within 24 hours of administration,6 male mice in Jiangsu group and 2 female mice in Zhejiang group were dying; compared with normal ones,liver coefficients of mice in Zhejiang,Shanghai,Jiangsu and Hunan groups were significantly increased,thymus coefficients in the first two groups were significantly reduced,as well as the lung coefficients of Fujian group mice,the rest was normal. In addition to Hubei group,serum AST,ALT or ALP levels of mice were increased,while TBi L were not being affected. Histopathological changes and apoptosis of liver cells were observed in all mice,and the degree of severity was ranked as Jiangsu,Zhejiang,Shanghai,Hunan,Hubei and Fujian group. All Tripterygium Glycosides Tablets increased the MDA and reduced the content of T-SOD,CAT or GSH in liver tissue while inhibited Nrf2,HO-1 and Bcl-2,increased the protein expression level of Bax( except Hunan group). Tripgerygium Glycosides Tablets from 6 manufacturers all resulted in liver function damage and liver histopathological changes,especially in Jiangsu,Hubei and Fujian,and the mechanism may related to inhibit Nrf2/HO-1 oxidative stress pathway and activate Bax/Bcl-2 apoptosis pathway to mediate lipid peroxidation and induce liver cell apoptosis. Triptolide A may be one of the main toxic components of Tripgerygium Glycosides Tablets that causing drug-induced liver injury. This study was conducted on normal mice with super dose medication,so the relevant results are for reference only.


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Animals , Apoptosis , Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Toxicity , Female , Glycosides , Toxicity , Heme Oxygenase-1 , Metabolism , Lipid Peroxidation , Liver , Male , Membrane Proteins , Metabolism , Mice , NF-E2-Related Factor 2 , Metabolism , Oxidative Stress , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2 , Metabolism , Random Allocation , Tablets , Tripterygium , Toxicity , bcl-2-Associated X Protein , Metabolism
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-773272

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


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Animals , Apoptosis , Caspase 3 , Metabolism , Cistanche , Chemistry , Ethanol , Glucose , Neuroprotective Agents , Pharmacology , Oxidative Stress , Oxygen , PC12 Cells , Plant Extracts , Pharmacology , Poly (ADP-Ribose) Polymerase-1 , Metabolism , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2 , Metabolism , Rats , bcl-2-Associated X Protein , Metabolism
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-773253

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In this paper,the effects of active fractions of Ferula ferulaeoides on the growth and apoptosis of human gastric cancer cell MGC-803 transplantation tumor were systematically studied. The subcutaneous ectopic transplantation tumor model was established in human gastric cancer MGC-803 nude mice by cell suspension implantation method. The anti-tumor rate and organ index were used to evaluate the anti-tumor effect of the active fractions of F. ferulaeoides on the tumor-bearing nude mice. HE staining,TUNEL staining,RT-PCR,Western-blot and ELISA were used for pathological examination,apoptosis observation,and detection of apoptosis-related genes,proteins and cytokines expression. The results showed that as compared with the model group,the low,medium and high doses of the active fraction of F. ferulaeoides had inhibitory effects on xenografts in nude mice,respectively,in a dose-dependent manner; the apoptotic ratio was increased with the increase of drug concentration. As compared with the model group,F. ferulaeoides could down-regulate the expression of survivin mRNA in nude mice,and the protein expression levels of Bax,Bcl-2,caspase-3 and caspase-9 in tumor tissues of nude mice could be increased to different degrees in F. ferulaeoides groups. The contents of IL-10 and TGF-β1 in plasma of nude mice were decreased in high dose group of F. ferulaeoides active fractions. The results indicated that F. ferulaeoides can significantly inhibit the growth of human gastric cancer MGC-803 subcutaneously transplanted tumor,and its mechanism may be related with down-regulating the expression of survivin mRNA,and up-regulating the expression of apoptosis-related proteins Bax,caspase-3 and caspase-9.


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Animals , Apoptosis , Caspase 3 , Metabolism , Cell Line, Tumor , Cytokines , Metabolism , Ferula , Chemistry , Humans , Mice , Mice, Inbred BALB C , Mice, Nude , Neoplasm Transplantation , Plant Extracts , Pharmacology , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2 , Metabolism , Stomach Neoplasms , Drug Therapy , bcl-2-Associated X Protein , Metabolism
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-776893

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Resistance to cisplatin (DDP)-based chemotherapy is a major cause of treatment failure in human gastric cancer (GC). It is necessary to identify the drugs to re-sensitize GC cells to DDP. In our previous research, Zuo Jin Wan Formula (ZJW) has been proved could increase the mitochondrial apoptosis via cofilin-1 in a immortalized cell line, SGC-7901/DDP. Due to the immortalized cells may still difficult highly recapitulate the important molecular events in vivo, primary GC cells model derived from clinical patient was constructed in the present study to further evaluate the effect of ZJW and the underlying molecular mechanism. Immunofluorescent staining was used to indentify primary cultured human GC cells. Western blotting was carried out to detect the protein expression. Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) was used to evaluate cell proliferation. Flow cytometry analysis was performed to assess cell apoptosis. ZJW inhibited proliferation and induced apoptosis in primary DDP-resistant GC cells. Notably, the apoptosis in GC cells was mediated by inducing cofilin-1 mitochondrial translocation, down-regulating Bcl-2 and up-regulating Bax expression. Surprisingly, the level of p-AKT protein was higher in DDP-resistant GC cells than that of the DDP-sensitive GC cells, and the activation of AKT could attenuate ZJW-induced sensitivity to DDP. These data revealed that ZJW can increase the chemosensitivity in DDP-resistant primary GC cells by inducing mitochondrial apoptosis and AKT inactivation. The combining chemotherapy with ZJW may be an effective therapeutic strategy for GC chemoresistance patients.


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Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Apoptosis , Cell Proliferation , Cisplatin , Pharmacology , Therapeutic Uses , Cofilin 1 , Metabolism , Drug Resistance, Neoplasm , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Pharmacology , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Mitochondria , Metabolism , Pathology , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-akt , Metabolism , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2 , Metabolism , Stomach Neoplasms , Drug Therapy , Metabolism , Pathology , Tumor Cells, Cultured
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-776558

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OBJECTIVE@#To observe the effects of Shenmai injection(SM) on p38MAPK and the apoptosis-related genes in lung injury induced by intestinal ischemia reperfusion (I/R) in rats and to investigate the protective mechanism of SM.@*METHODS@#Rat model of intestinal I/R injury was established with clamping of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) for 60 min and then clamping was relieved for 60 min. Twenty-four SD rats were randomly divided into three groups with eight rats in each: control group, intestinal ischemia/reperfusion group(I/R group), Shenmai injection treated group (SM+I/R group). Lung wet/dry weight ratio(W/D), the contents of phosphatidylcholine (PC) and total phospholipid(TPL) which are the major ingredients of pulmonary surfactant were measured, as well as the expression levels of p38MAPK, Bcl-2 and Bax proteins in lung tissue were examined by using immunohistochemical method.@*RESULTS@#Compared with control group, lung W/D was significantly increased, the contents of PC and TPL were significantly decreased, the protein expression levels of p38MAPK, Bcl-2 and Bax were significantly increased in I/R group (all P<0.01). But Bax protein expression was much greater than Bcl-2 protein expression, the ratio of Bcl-2 to Bax were significantly decreased in I/R group than that in control group (P<0.01). Compared with I/R group, lung W/D was significantly decreased, while the contents of PC and TPL were significantly increased, the p38MAPK and Bax protein expression levels were significantly decreased in SM+I/R group (all P<0.01); both Bcl-2 protein expression and the ratio of Bcl-2 to Bax were significantly increased in SM+I/R group than those in I/R group (P<0.01). The correlation analysis indicated that the expression level of p38MAPK protein in lung tissue was negatively correlated with the contents of PC and the ratio of Bcl-2 to Bax (r is -0.787 and -0.731, all P<0.01).@*CONCLUSION@#SM can protect the lung injury induced by intestinal I/R injury, which may be mediated by inhibiting the activation of p38MAPK, improving the ratio of Bcl-2 to Bax to inhibit lung apoptosis.


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Animals , Apoptosis , Drug Combinations , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Pharmacology , Lung Injury , Drug Therapy , Genetics , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2 , Random Allocation , Rats , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Reperfusion Injury , bcl-2-Associated X Protein , p38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases , Metabolism
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-775895

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the mechanism of acupuncture plus medication on treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD).@*METHODS@#Sixty adult SD rats were randomly divided into a normal group, a sham operation group, a model group, an electroacupuncture (EA) group, a gastrodin group and an EA+gastrodin group, 10 rats in each one. The rat model of AD was established by intraperitoneal injection of D-galactose and bilateral hippocampal injection of Aβ1-40. Two weeks after modeling, the rats in the EA group and EA+gastrodin group were treated with EA at "Baihui" (GV 20) "Dazhui" (GV 14) and bilateral "Zusanli" (ST 36), 30 min per treatment, once a day for consecutive 4 weeks. The rats in the gastrodin group and EA+gastrodin group were treated with intraperitoneal injection of gastrodin, once a day for consecutive 4 weeks. The rats in the normal group, model group and sham operation group were not treated. The morphology of hippocampal neurons was observed by using HE staining. The expression of Bcl-2 and Bax in the hippocampal CA1 area was detected by using immunohistochemical method. The expression of Bcl-2 and Bax protein in hippocampus was detected by using Western blot.@*RESULTS@#The HE staining results showed the arrangement of neurons in the hippocampal CA1 area was regular in the normal group and the sham operation group, and the cytoplasm and nucleus were clearly visible. The neurons in the model group were severely damaged; the cell arrangement was not close, and the cell morphology was incomplete. Compared with the model group, the cell morphology of each intervention group was significantly improved. The immunohistochemistry results showed that, compared with the normal group and the sham operation group, the expression of Bcl-2 in the hippocampal CA1 region in the model group was decreased (<0.05), but the expression of Bax was enhanced (<0.05); compared with the model group, the expression of Bcl-2 was increased (all <0.05) and the expression of Bax was decreased (all <0.05) in all intervention group; compared with the EA group or the gastrodin group, the expression of Bcl-2 was enhanced (<0.05) and the expression of Bax was decreased (<0.05) in the EA+gastrodin group. The result of Western blot method was consistent with that of immunohistochemistry method.@*CONCLUSION@#EA and gastrodin could significantly inhibit the expression of Bax and up-regulate the expression of Bcl-2, and the combination of EA and gastrodin has the most significant effect. This indicates that EA combined with gastrodin has synergistic effect on inhibiting the apoptosis of neurons in hippocampus in AD rats, which may be one of the mechanisms of EA plus medication on AD lesions.


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Alzheimer Disease , Animals , Electroacupuncture , Hippocampus , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2 , Rats , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , bcl-2-Associated X Protein
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1311-1315, 2019.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-775723

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Abstract  Double-hit lymphoma (DHL) is a high-grade B-cell lymphoma with MYC and BCL-2/BCL-6 rearrangement, which is a invasive disease with a poor prognosis. FISH is the most important diagnostic method. There is no standard protocol for this disease yet. New therapeutic approaches including targeted therapy,checkpoint inhibitors and chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy are changing the paradigm of treatment for DHL. This review summarizes new developments in diagnosis and treatment of double-hit lymphoma.


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Genetic Predisposition to Disease , Humans , Immunotherapy, Adoptive , Lymphoma, B-Cell , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2 , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-6 , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-myc
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