API

Event: 1262

Key Event Title

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Apoptosis

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Apoptosis

Biological Context

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Level of Biological Organization
Tissue


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Key Event Components

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Process Object Action
apoptotic process increased

Key Event Overview


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Key Event Description

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Apoptosis is characterized by DNA ladder and chromatin condensation. Several stimuli such as hypoxia, nucleotides deprivation, chemotherapeutical drugs, DNA damage, and mitotic spindle damage induce p53 activation, leading to p21 activation and cell cycle arrest [Pucci]. MAA (5 mM or 20 mM) decreased BIRC2 protein expression and activated caspases 7 and 3 [Parajuli]. MAA induces apoptotic nucleosome increase and cleaved PARP protein expression [Parajuli]. MAA decreased cell viability of human prostate cancer cell lines [Parajuli]. The SAHA or TSA treatment on neonatal human dermal fibroblasts (NHDFs) for 24 or 72 hrs inhibited proliferation/viability of the cells [Glaser]. The impaired proliferation was observed in HDAC-/- ES cells, which was rescued with the reintroduction of HDAC1 [Zupkovitz].


How It Is Measured or Detected

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The apoptosis is detected with the expression alteration of procaspases 7 and 3 by Western blotting using antibodies [Parajuli]. The apoptosis is measured with down-regulation of anti-apoptotic gene baculoviral inhibitor of apoptosis protein repeat containing 2 (BIRC2, or cIAP1) [Parajuli]. Apoptotic nucleosomes were detected using Cell Death Detection ELISA kit, which were calculated as absorbance subtraction at 405 nm and 490 [Parajuli]. Cell viability was measured with live cell number changes using the CellTiter-Glo Luminescent Cell Viability Assay [Parajuli]. Cleavage of PARP was detected with Western blotting [Parajuli]. The proliferation/viability of NHDFs was measured with Alamar-Blue [modified 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide] [Glaser]. Proliferation of the HDAC-/- ES cells was determined with crystal violet and measurement of absorbance at 595 nm [Zupkovitz].


Domain of Applicability

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The apoptosis and proliferation inhibition induced by MAA was measured in human prostate cancer cell lines (Homo sapiens) [Parajuli]. The cell viability inhibition induced by SAHA or TSA was observed in NHDFs (Homo sapiens) [Glaser]. The proliferation of the HDAC-/- ES cells was inhibited compared to HDAC+/+ ES cells (Homo sapiens) [Zupkovitz].


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References

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Pucci B et al. (2000) Cell cycle and apoptosis. Neoplasia 2:291-299

Parajuli KR et al. (2014) Methoxyacetic acid suppresses prostate cancer cell growth by inducing growth arrest and apoptosis. Am J Clin Exp Urol 2:300-313

Glaser KB et al. (2003) Gene expression profiling of multiple histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors: defining a common gene set produced by HDAC inhibition in T24 and MDA carcinoma cell lines. Mol Cancer Ther 2:151-163

Zupkovitz G et al. (2010) The cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p21 is a crucial target for histone deacetylase 1 as a regulator of cellular proliferation. Mol Cell Biol 30:1171-1181