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Cryo-radiofrequency Stimulates Browning of Adipocytes in Mice.

Cryo Letters 2021 Mar-Apr;42(2):96-105

Department of Nutrition, Nursing School, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Background: Local fat accumulation is a health risk and this has raised interest in the development of aesthetic treatments, such as cryo-radiofrequency (CRF).

Objective: To evaluate the consequences of CRF in adipose tissue remodeling in a model system.

Materials And Methods: Lean and high-fat diet-induced obese mice were assessed 7 days after one CRF application; and lean mice were assessed 0, 3, 6 and 12 h after one application of CRF. Read More

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Apoptosis-Inducing Factor, Protein Expression, and Apoptosis Changes with Glutamine in Podocytes Cells Exposed with Cisplatin.

Vet Med Int 2021 21;2021:5599452. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Health Studies, Universitas Airlangga, Jalan Dharmawangsa Dalam 28-30, Surabaya, Indonesia.

Cisplatin is a well-known chemotherapeutic drug. It is one of the most effective anticancer agents and is widely used for the treatment of several types of tumors. However, side effects in normal tissues and organs, such as nephrotoxicity that induces apoptosis in epithelial cells in the kidney, limit the use of cisplatin. Read More

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The enantioselective study of the toxicity effects of chiral acetochlor in HepG2 cells.

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 2021 May 5;218:112261. Epub 2021 May 5.

Shanghai Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology, School of Pharmacy, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China. Electronic address:

Acetochlor is one of the most widely used chiral herbicides in the world, and it is usually produced and used as racemic form (Rac). The potential effects of acetochlor in human body are mainly induced by its residue in agriculture food. The direct target exposed is the liver in human body. Read More

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Rubioncolin C, a natural naphthohydroquinone dimer isolated from Rubia yunnanensis, inhibits the proliferation and metastasis by inducing ROS-mediated apoptotic and autophagic cell death in triple-negative breast cancer cells.

J Ethnopharmacol 2021 May 4:114184. Epub 2021 May 4.

State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, Department of TCMs Pharmaceuticals, School of Traditional Chinese Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, 211198, China. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Rubia yunnanensis Diels is a traditional Chinese medicine that has diverse pharmacological activities, including antituberculosis, antirheumatism and anticancers. Rubioncolin C (RC), a natural naphthohydroquinone dimer isolated from the roots and rhizomes of R. yunnanensis Diels, has shown potent antitumor activity. Read More

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Novel CTRP8-RXFP1-JAK3-STAT3 axis promotes Cdc42-dependent actin remodeling for enhanced filopodia formation and motility in human glioblastoma cells.

Mol Oncol 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Depts. of Human Anatomy and Cell Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

CTRP8 is the least studied member of the C1Q-TNF related peptide family. We identified CTRP8 as a ligand of the G protein coupled receptor RXFP1 in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The CTRP8-RXFP1 ligand-receptor system protects human GBM cells against the DNA alkylating damage inducing temozolomide (TMZ), the drug of choice for the treatment of patients with GBM. Read More

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Methanolic Extract from Sea Cucumber, , Induces Apoptosis and Suppresses Metastasis of PC3 Prostate Cancer Cells Modulated by MAPK Signaling Pathway.

J Microbiol Biotechnol 2021 Apr 30;31(1). Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand.

Sea cucumber, , is a well-known traditional Asian medicine that has been used for suppressing inflammation, promoting wound healing, and improving immunity. Moreover, previous studies demonstrated that the extract from contains many bioactive compounds and has potent on inhibiting tumor cells survival and progression. However, the effect of the methanolic extract from the body wall of (BWMT) on human prostate cancer cells has not yet been investigated. Read More

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Functional characterization of TNF-α in pufferfish (Takifugu obscurus) in immune response and apoptosis against Aeromonas hydrophila.

J Fish Dis 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Institute of Modern Aquaculture Science and Engineering, School of Life Sciences, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China.

Tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) is a multifunctional cytokine involved in immune system homeostasis, antimicrobial defence, regulation of apoptosis, cell proliferation and differentiation. Although the pro-inflammatory property of TNF-α has been made new progress, detailed research on host defence against bacterial infection and inducing apoptosis remains to be revealed in early vertebrates. Here, we reported the TNF-α homologue (ToTNF-α) from pufferfish (Takifugu obscurus). Read More

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Delphinidin modulates JAK/STAT3 and MAPKinase signaling to induce apoptosis in HCT116 cells.

Environ Toxicol 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Gastroenterology, First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

Delphinidin is an anthocyanin that belongs to the group of flavonoids that exert numerous biological activities. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the anticancer effects of delphinidin remain poorly understood. In our study we analyzed delphinidin modulate STAT-3 and MAPKinase signaling thereby inhbits cell proliferation and promote apoptosis. Read More

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Fraxinellone Has Anticancer Activity by Inducing Osteosarcoma Cell Apoptosis via Promoting Excessive Autophagy Flux.

Front Pharmacol 2021 19;12:653212. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China.

Osteosarcoma is a malignant bone tumor that is easy to metastasize in the early stage and has a very poor prognosis. Fraxinellone (FRA) is one of the main components isolated from the plant. Its anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects have been confirmed, but the research on the anti-cancer effect of FRA and its potential mechanism is relatively scarce. Read More

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Recent Advances in Extracellular Vesicles and their involvements in Vasculitis.

Free Radic Biol Med 2021 May 2. Epub 2021 May 2.

Department of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA; Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (Philadelphia), Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA. Electronic address:

Systemic vasculitis is a heterogeneous group of multisystem autoimmune disorders characterized by inflammation of blood vessels. Although many progresses in diagnosis and immunotherapies have been achieved over the past decades, there are still many unanswered questions about vasculitis from pathological understanding to more advanced therapeutics. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are double-layer phospholipid membrane vesicles harboring various cargoes. Read More

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Mitochondrial abnormalities: a hub in metabolic syndrome-related cardiac dysfunction caused by oxidative stress.

Heart Fail Rev 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Anesthesiology, Shengjing Hospital, China Medical University, Liaoning, China.

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) refers to a group of cardiovascular risk elements comprising insulin resistance, obesity, dyslipidemia, increased glucose intolerance, and increased blood pressure. Individually, all the MetS components can lead to cardiac dysfunction, while their combination generates additional risks of morbidity and mortality. Growing evidence suggests that oxidative stress, a dominant event in cellular damage and impairment, plays an indispensable role in cardiac dysfunction in MetS. Read More

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Ripretinib and MEK inhibitors synergize to induce apoptosis in preclinical models of GIST and Systemic Mastocytosis.

Mol Cancer Ther 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Biology, Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, LLC

The majority of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) harbor constitutively activating mutations in KIT tyrosine kinase. Imatinib, sunitinib, and regorafenib are available as first, second, and third-line targeted therapies, respectively, for metastatic or unresectable KIT-driven GIST. Treatment of GIST patients with KIT kinase inhibitors generally leads to a partial response or stable disease but most patients eventually progress by developing secondary resistance mutations in KIT. Read More

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Piceatannol-Loaded Bilosome-Stabilized Zein Protein Exhibits Enhanced Cytostatic and Apoptotic Activities in Lung Cancer Cells.

Pharmaceutics 2021 Apr 29;13(5). Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21521, Egypt.

Piceatannol (PIC) is a naturally occurring polyphenolic stilbene, and it has pleiotropic pharmacological properties. Moreover, PIC has cytotoxic actions among various cancer cells. In this work, preparations of PIC-loaded bilosome-zein (PIC-BZ) were designed, formulated, and characterized, and the optimized PIC-BZ cytotoxic activities, measured as half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC), against lung cancer cell line was investigated. Read More

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Procaspase-Activating Compound-1 Synergizes with TRAIL to Induce Apoptosis in Established Granulosa Cell Tumor Cell Line (KGN) and Explanted Patient Granulosa Cell Tumor Cells In Vitro.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 29;22(9). Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1, Canada.

Granulosa cell tumors (GCT) constitute only ~5% of ovarian neoplasms yet have significant consequences, as up to 80% of women with recurrent GCT will die of the disease. This study investigated the effectiveness of procaspase-activating compound 1 (PAC-1), an activator of procaspase-3, in treating adult GCT (AGCT) in combination with selected apoptosis-inducing agents. Sensitivity of the AGCT cell line KGN to these drugs, alone or in combination with PAC-1, was tested using a viability assay. Read More

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Pinus kesiya Royle ex Gordon induces apoptotic cell death in hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cell via intrinsic pathway by PARP and Topoisomerase I suppression.

Biomed Pharmacother 2021 Apr 30;139:111628. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Research Institute for Human High Performance and Health Promotion, Khon Kaen University, 40002, Thailand; Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand. Electronic address:

Pinus kesiya Royle ex Gordon (PK), widely found in Southeast Asia, has been traditionally used for the treatment of several illnesses. Our previous studies showed that PK was highly cytotoxicity against liver cancer cells. The detailed mechanism of anticancer action of 50% hydro-ethanolic extract of PK's twig was, therefore, investigated in hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells. Read More

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Antioxidant and antiapoptotic paracrine effects of mesenchymal stem cells on spermatogenic arrest in oligospermia rat model.

Ann Anat 2021 Apr 30;237:151750. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Histology and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt; Department of Histology, Armed Forces College of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt. Electronic address:

Background: Oligospermia is one of the common causative factors of male infertility. Some medical and hormonal therapy for male infertility is typically with unsatisfactory outcome. Stem cell therapy has become a new therapeutic strategy for restoring function in addition to inducing proliferation and differentiation of malfunctioning germ cells. Read More

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Acteoside exerts neuroprotection effects in the model of Parkinson's disease via inducing autophagy: Network pharmacology and experimental study.

Eur J Pharmacol 2021 Apr 30;903:174136. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

State Key Laboratory of Pathogenesis, Prevention and Treatment of Central Asian High Incidence Diseases, Clinical Medical Research Institute, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, 830054, Xinjiang, China. Electronic address:

Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's disease. At present, the incidence rate of PD is increasing worldwide, there is no effective cure available so far, and currently using drugs are still limited in efficacy due to serious side effects. Acteoside (ACT) is an active ingredient of many valuable medicinal plants, possesses potential therapeutic effects on many pathological conditions. Read More

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Effects of Treadmill Exercise on the Expression Level of BAX, BAD, BCL-2, BCL-XL, TFAM, and PGC-1α in the Hippocampus of Thimerosal-Treated Rats.

Neurotox Res 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Cognitive and Neuroscience Research Center (CNRC), Amir-Almomenin Hospital, Tehran Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

Thimerosal (THIM) induces neurotoxic changes including neuronal death and releases apoptosis inducing factors from mitochondria to cytosol. THIM alters the expression level of factors involved in apoptosis. On the other hand, the anti-apoptotic effects of exercise have been reported. Read More

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Goose parvovirus and the protein NS1 induce apoptosis through the AIF-mitochondrial pathway in goose embryo fibroblasts.

Res Vet Sci 2021 Apr 22;137:68-76. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

College of Animal Science and Technology, Jilin Agricultural University, Changchun, Jilin Province 130118, China. Electronic address:

In this study, the effects of Goose parvovirus (GPV) infection as well as the possible role of NS1 protein on apoptosis induction in goose embryo fibroblast (GEF) cells were examined. Flow cytometry analysis and TUNEL assays revealed that GPV infection and NS1 transfection induced significant apoptosis in GEF cells compared to what was observed in mock-infected cells. Interestingly, the increase in the rate of apoptosis detected in GPV-infected GEFs was accompanied by an increased viral load in the cells. Read More

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ONC201 induces the unfolded protein response (UPR) in high- and low-grade ovarian carcinoma cell lines and leads to cell death regardless of platinum sensitivity.

Cancer Med 2021 May 1. Epub 2021 May 1.

Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Oncology, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.

Objectives: Treatment of both platinum resistant high grade (HG) and low-grade (LG) ovarian cancer (OVCA) poses significant challenges as neither respond well to conventional chemotherapy leading to morbidity and mortality. Identification of novel agents that can overcome chemoresistance is therefore critical. Previously, we have demonstrated that OVCA has basal upregulated unfolded protein response (UPR) and that targeting cellular processes leading to further and persistent upregulation of UPR leads to cell death. Read More

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Selective cell death in HIV-1-infected cells by DDX3 inhibitors leads to depletion of the inducible reservoir.

Nat Commun 2021 04 30;12(1):2475. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Biochemistry, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

An innovative approach to eliminate HIV-1-infected cells emerging out of latency, the major hurdle to HIV-1 cure, is to pharmacologically reactivate viral expression and concomitantly trigger intracellular pro-apoptotic pathways in order to selectively induce cell death (ICD) of infected cells, without reliance on the extracellular immune system. In this work, we demonstrate the effect of DDX3 inhibitors on selectively inducing cell death in latent HIV-1-infected cell lines, primary CD4+ T cells and in CD4+ T cells from cART-suppressed people living with HIV-1 (PLWHIV). We used single-cell FISH-Flow technology to characterise the contribution of viral RNA to inducing cell death. Read More

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TRPM2 channel in oxidative stress-induced mitochondrial dysfunction and apoptotic cell death.

Adv Protein Chem Struct Biol 2021 23;125:51-72. Epub 2021 Jan 23.

Faculty of Biological Sciences, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom; Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology and Sino-UK Joint Laboratory of Brain Function and Injury of Henan Province, Xinxiang Medical University, Xinxiang, China. Electronic address:

Mitochondria, conserved intracellular organelles best known as the powerhouse of cells for generating ATP, play an important role in apoptosis. Oxidative stress can induce mitochondrial dysfunction and activate mitochondria-mediated apoptotic cell death. TRPM2 is a Ca-permeable cation channel that is activated by pathologically relevant concentrations of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and one of its well-recognized roles is to confer susceptibility to ROS-induced cell death. Read More

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Arecoline induces heart injure via Fas/Fas ligand apoptotic pathway in heart of Sprague-Dawley rat.

Environ Toxicol 2021 Apr 30. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Cardiovascular and Mitochondrial Related Disease Research Center, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Hualien, Taiwan.

Habitual chewing of areca nut increases the risk of cardiovascular disease mortality, but less report demonstrate the toxic mechanism of areca nut on heart. To investigate toxicity of areca nut on cardiomyocytes, we induced the heart injury with arecoline to evaluate the acute damage of areca nut on heart. Different concentrations of are coline (lowdosage: 5 mg/kg/day and high dosage 50 mg/kg/day) were injected into Sprague-Dawley rat via intra-peritoneal method for 21 days to create negative effects of arecoline on cardiomyocyte. Read More

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TRP Channels in Brain Tumors.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 13;9:617801. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

CNRS, Inserm, CHU Lille, Centre Oscar Lambret, UMR 9020-UMR 1277-Canther-Cancer Heterogeneity, Plasticity and Resistance to Therapies, University of Lille, Lille, France.

Malignant glioma including glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common group of primary brain tumors. Despite standard optimized treatment consisting of extensive resection followed by radiotherapy/concomitant and adjuvant therapy, GBM remains one of the most aggressive human cancers. GBM is a typical example of intra-heterogeneity modeled by different micro-environmental situations, one of the main causes of resistance to conventional treatments. Read More

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Effects of Green cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton) and its combination with cyclophosphamide on Ehrlich solid tumors.

BMC Complement Med Ther 2021 Apr 29;21(1):133. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Zoology, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Background: Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) is a spice and exhibits potent antioxidant and biological activities through distinct molecular mechanisms. However, the anticancer effect of cardamom was not explored yet in Ehrlich solid tumor (EST)-bearing mice.

Objectives: This investigation was aimed to evaluate the anti-cancer effects of green cardamom (GCar) alone or combined with the anti-cancer drug cyclophosphamide in an in vivo model to explore its mechanistic role in tumor cell death in EST-bearing mice. Read More

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Xanthohumol-Induced Rat Glioma C6 Cells Death by Triggering Mitochondrial Stress.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 26;22(9). Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Center for Mitochondria and Healthy Aging, College of Life Science, Yantai University, Yantai 264005, China.

Aim: To investigate the underlying mechanisms of xanthohumol (XN) on the proliferation inhibition and death of C6 glioma cells.

Methods: To determine the effects of XN on C6 cells, cell proliferation and mortality after XN treatment were assessed by SRB assay and trypan blue assay respectively. Apoptotic rates were evaluated by flowcytometry after Annexin V-FITC/PI double staining. Read More

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The Immunomodulatory Effects of Honey and Associated Flavonoids in Cancer.

Nutrients 2021 Apr 13;13(4). Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

Honey has exerted a high impact in the field of alternative medicine over many centuries. In addition to its wound healing, anti-microbial and antioxidant properties, several lines of evidence have highlighted the efficiency of honey and associated bioactive constituents as anti-tumor agents against a range of cancer types. Mechanistically, honey was shown to inhibit cancer cell growth through its pro-apoptotic, anti-proliferative and anti-metastatic effects. Read More

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Broussochalcone A Is a Novel Inhibitor of the Orphan Nuclear Receptor NR4A1 and Induces Apoptosis in Pancreatic Cancer Cells.

Molecules 2021 Apr 16;26(8). Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Food Science and Technology, Keimyung University, Daegu 42601, Korea.

The orphan nuclear receptor 4A1 (NR4A1) is overexpressed in pancreatic cancer and exhibits pro-oncogenic activity, and NR4A1 silencing and treatment with its inactivators has been shown to inhibit pancreatic cancer cells and tumor growth. In this study, we identified broussochalcone A (BCA) as a new NR4A1 inhibitor and demonstrated that BCA inhibits cell growth partly by inducing NR4A1-mediated apoptotic pathways in human pancreatic cancer cells. BCA downregulated specificity protein 1 (Sp1)-mediated expression of an anti-apoptotic protein, survivin, and activated the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-mediated apoptotic pathway. Read More

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Pro-Apoptotic Activity of Artichoke Leaf Extracts in Human HT-29 and RKO Colon Cancer Cells.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Apr 15;18(8). Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Unit of Public Health, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Perugia, via del Giochetto, 06122 Perugia, Italy.

(1) Background: L. subsp. (L. Read More

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Moderately Inducing Autophagy Reduces Tertiary Brain Injury after Perinatal Hypoxia-Ischemia.

Cells 2021 Apr 14;10(4). Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 07103, USA.

Recent studies of cerebral hypoxia-ischemia (HI) have highlighted slowly progressive neurodegeneration whose mechanisms remain elusive, but if blocked, could considerably improve long-term neurological function. We previously established that the cytokine transforming growth factor (TGF)β1 is highly elevated following HI and that delivering an antagonist for TGFβ receptor activin-like kinase 5 (ALK5)-SB505124-three days after injury in a rat model of moderate pre-term HI significantly preserved the structural integrity of the thalamus and hippocampus as well as neurological functions associated with those brain structures. To elucidate the mechanism whereby ALK5 inhibition reduces cell death, we assessed levels of autophagy markers in neurons and found that SB505124 increased numbers of autophagosomes and levels of lipidated light chain 3 (LC3), a key protein known to mediate autophagy. Read More

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