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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146309/stard13-3-untranslated-region-functions-as-a-cerna-for-tp53inp1-in-prohibiting-migration-and-invasion-of-breast-cancer-cells-by-regulating-mir-125b-activity
#1
Lufeng Zheng, Xiaoman Li, Jinjiang Chou, Chenxi Xiang, Qianqian Guo, Zhiting Zhang, Xinwei Guo, Lanlan Gao, Yingying Xing, Tao Xi
Competitive endogenous messenger RNA (ceRNA) affects transcription of other RNA molecules by competitively binding common microRNAs. Previous studies have shown that TP53INP1 functions as a suppressor in tumor metastasis. Our study elucidated StarD13 messenger RNA as a ceRNA in regulating migration and invasion of breast cancer cells. MicroRNA-125b was identified to induce metastasis of MCF-7 cells and bind with both StarD13 3'UTR and TP53INP1 3'UTR. Therefore, a ceRNA interaction between StarD13 and TP53INP1 mediated by competitively binding to miR-125b was indicated...
November 11, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128131/the-clinical-and-biological-roles-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-in-colon-cancer-stem-cells-a-systematic-review
#2
REVIEW
Anna Chruścik, Vinod Gopalan, Alfred King-Yin Lam
BACKGROUND: Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) is a multipurpose cytokine, which plays a role in many cellular functions such as proliferation, differentiation, migration, apoptosis, cell adhesion and regulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition. Despite many studies having observed the effect that TGF-β plays in colorectal cancer, its role in the colorectal stem cell population has not been widely observed. METHOD: This systematic review will analyse the role of TGF-β in the stem cell population of colorectal cancer...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092745/strategies-for-imaging-mitophagy-in-high-resolution-and-high-throughput
#3
Deepa Indira, Shankara Narayanan Varadarajan, Santhik Subhasingh Lupitha, Asha Lekshmi, Krupa Ann Mathew, Aneesh Chandrasekharan, Prakash Rajappan Pillai, Ishaque Pulikkal Kadamberi, Indu Ramachandran, Hari Sekar, Anurup Kochucherukkan Gopalakrishnan, Santhoshkumar Tr
The selective autophagic removal of mitochondria called mitophagy is an essential physiological signaling for clearing damaged mitochondria and thus maintains the functional integrity of mitochondria and cells. Defective mitophagy is implicated in several diseases, placing mitophagy as a target for drug development. The identification of key regulators of mitophagy as well as chemical modulators of mitophagy requires sensitive and reliable quantitative approaches. Since mitophagy is a rapidly progressing event and sub-microscopic in nature, live cell image-based detection tools with high spatial and temporal resolution is preferred over end-stage assays...
October 27, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107380/the-fate-of-multilamellar-bodies-produced-and-secreted-by-dictyostelium-discoideum-amoebae
#4
Alix M Denoncourt, Alicia F Durocher, Valérie E Paquet, Steve J Charette
The amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum produces and secretes multilamellar bodies (MLBs) mainly composed of amoebal membranes upon digestion of bacteria. After their secretion, the fate of these MLBs remains unknown. The aim of this study was to determine if protozoa can internalize and digest secreted D. discoideum MLBs. Our results showed that MLBs were ingested by naive axenic D. discoideum cells (i. e. cells not exposed to bacteria and consequently not producing MLBs). Only a small fraction of the ingested MLBs were found in cells' post-lysosomes compared to undigestible beads suggesting that naive amoebae digest them...
October 14, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017815/rna-polymerase-ii-pausing-and-transcriptional-regulation-of-the-hsp70-expression
#5
REVIEW
Heeyoun Bunch
Heat-shock proteins (HSPs) belong to the chaperone protein family whose expression is induced by different stresses including heat-shock. In response to the extracellular or intrinsic stimuli and stresses, HSPs play important roles in the maintenance of cellular homeostasis. HSP70, a major HSP protein (molecular weight, 70 KDa), regulates diverse cellular pathways including protein quality control, translation, immune response, and cancer survival. As a critical cellular defense system to minimize damages from cellular stresses, HSP70 expression and transcriptional activation are rapidly regulated, mainly through the action of a transcription activator, Heat shock factor 1 (HSF1)...
October 3, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993008/piwi-family-emerging-as-a-decisive-factor-of-cell-fate-an-overview
#6
REVIEW
Murugavel Ponnusamy, Kao-Wen Yan, Cui-Yun Liu, Pei-Feng Li, Kun Wang
PIWI proteins and piRNAs primarily functions as a safeguard of germline cells by activating epigenetic regulations, silencing transposons and maintaining chromatin structure. Increasing evidences reveal that PIWI proteins and piRNAs have broader functions in many vital biological processes including cell proliferation, differentiation and survival. They have been recognized as a crucial factor in the cellular events due their role in controlling mRNA expression, turnover and translation. PIWIs, with or without its partner non-coding RNA (piRNA), govern the expression and activity of many transcription factors and signaling molecules by mastering their expression and/or post-translational modifications by directly interacting with them...
October 2, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889942/differential-functions-of-wave-regulatory-complex-subunits-in-the-regulation-of-actin-driven-processes
#7
Christof Litschko, Joern Linkner, Stefan Brühmann, Theresia E B Stradal, Tobias Reinl, Lothar Jänsch, Klemens Rottner, Jan Faix
The WAVE regulatory complex (WRC) links upstream Rho-family GTPase signaling to the activation of the ARP2/3 complex in different organisms. WRC-induced and ARP2/3 complex-mediated actin nucleation beneath the plasma membrane is critical for actin assembly in the leading edge to drive efficient cell migration. The WRC is a stable heteropentamer composed of SCAR/WAVE, Abi, Nap, Pir and the small polypeptide Brk1/Hspc300. Functional interference with individual subunits of the complex frequently results in diminished amounts of the remaining polypeptides of the WRC complex, implying the complex to act as molecular entity...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100606/bh3-only-protein-bim-an-emerging-target-in-chemotherapy
#8
REVIEW
Shatrunajay Shukla, Sugandh Saxena, Brijesh Kumar Singh, Poonam Kakkar
BH3-only proteins constitute major proportion of pro-apoptotic members of B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) family of apoptotic regulatory proteins and participate in embryonic development, tissue homeostasis and immunity. Absence of BH3-only proteins contributes to autoimmune disorders and tumorigenesis. Bim (Bcl-2 Interacting Mediator of cell death), most important member of BH3-only proteins, shares a BH3-only domain (9-16 aa) among 4 domains (BH1-BH4) of Bcl-2 family proteins and highly pro-apoptotic in nature...
December 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042072/mir-200b-downregulates-kruppel-like-factor-2-klf2-during-acute-hypoxia-in-human-endothelial-cells
#9
Rafal Bartoszewski, Marcin Serocki, Anna Janaszak-Jasiecka, Sylwia Bartoszewska, Kinga Kochan-Jamrozy, Arkadiusz Piotrowski, Jarosław Króliczewski, James F Collawn
The role of microRNAs in controlling angiogenesis is recognized as a promising therapeutic target in both cancer and cardiovascular disorders. However, understanding a miRNA's pleiotropic effects on angiogenesis is a limiting factor for these types of therapeutic approaches. Using genome-wide next-generation sequencing, we examined the role of an antiangiogenic miRNA, miR-200b, in primary human endothelial cells. The results indicate that miR-200b has complex effects on hypoxia-induced angiogenesis in human endothelia and importantly, that many of the reported miR-200b effects using miRNA overexpression may not be representative of the physiological role of this miRNA...
December 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935136/coordinating-the-uncoordinated-unc119-trafficking-in-cilia
#10
REVIEW
Francesca Jean, David Pilgrim
Constructing the distinct subcellular environment of the cilium relies in a large part upon intraflagellar transport (IFT) proteins, which traffic cargo both to and within the cilium. However, evidence from the last 10 years suggests that IFT alone is not sufficient to generate the ciliary environment. One essential factor is UNC119, which interacts with known IFT molecular switches to transport ciliary cargos. Despite its apparent importance in ciliary trafficking though, human UNC119 mutations have only rarely been associated with diseases commonly linked with ciliopathies...
October 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886883/alternative-splicing-of-telomerase-catalytic-subunit-htert-generated-by-apoptotic-endonuclease-endog-induces-human-cd4-t-cell-death
#11
Dmitry D Zhdanov, Daria A Vasina, Vladimir A Grachev, Elena V Orlova, Valentina S Orlova, Marina V Pokrovskaya, Svetlana S Alexandrova, Nikolai N Sokolov
Telomerase activity is regulated by alternative splicing of its catalytic subunit human Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase (hTERT) mRNA. Induction of a non-active spliced hTERT leads to inhibition of telomerase activity. However, very little is known about the mechanism of hTERT mRNA alternative splicing. The aim of this study was to determine the role of the apoptotic endonuclease EndoG in alternative splicing of hTERT and telomerase activity. A strong correlation was identified between EndoG expression levels and hTERT splice variants in human CD4(+) and CD8(+) T lymphocytes...
October 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865806/resveratrol-promotes-human-embryonic-stem-cells-self-renewal-by-targeting-sirt1-erk-signaling-pathway
#12
Zahra Safaeinejad, Mohammad Nabiuni, Maryam Peymani, Kamran Ghaedi, Mohammad Hossein Nasr-Esfahani, Hossein Baharvand
Resveratrol (RSV), a natural polyphenol component, has diverse biological properties. It has been shown that RSV regulated the self-renewal and differentiation of several types of stem cells, but the precise role of this compound on regulation of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) self- renewal remained to be elucidated. Here we have shown that RSV promoted hESCs proliferation through cell cycle modulation and up-regulation of anti-apoptotic markers, without affecting pluripotency. Furthermore, inhibition of SIRT1 by EX-527 resulted in suppression of RSV-induced enhancement of hESCs self-renewal...
October 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847588/cellular-distribution-of-invadopodia-is-regulated-by-nanometer-scale-surface-protein-patterns
#13
Gizem Bati-Ayaz, Ali Can, Devrim Pesen-Okvur
Invadopodia are proteolytic structures formed by cancer cells. It is not known whether their cellular distribution can be regulated by the organization of the extracellular matrix or the organization of the golgi complex or whether they have an adhesion requirement. Here, we used electron beam lithography to fabricate fibronectin (FN) nanodots with isotropic and gradient micrometer scale spacings on K-casein and laminin backgrounds. Investigating cancer cells cultured on protein nanopatterns, we showed that (i) presence of FN nanodots on a K-casein background decreased percent of cells with neutral invadopodia polarization compared to FN control surfaces; (ii) presence of a gradient of FN nanodots on a K-casein background increased percent of cells with negative invadopodia polarization compared to FN control surfaces; (iii) polarization of the golgi complex was similar to that of invadopodia in agreement with a spatial link; (iv) local adhesion did not necessarily appear to be a prerequisite for invadopodia formation...
October 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818340/lps-binding-to-hmgb1-promotes-angiogenic-behavior-of-endothelial-cells-through-inhibition-of-p120-and-cd31-via-erk-p38-src-signaling
#14
Zhenguo Liu, Juan Wang, Wu Xing, Yingqiong Peng, Jun Quan, Xuegong Fan
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is known to mediate angiogenic effects in endothelial cells. The underlying mechanisms, however, remain largely unknown. In this study, we showed that LPS induced high motility group box protein 1 (HMGB1) secretion in human pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (HPMECs). Knockdown and overexpression of HMGB1 by adenoviral vectors effectively inhibited and promoted LPS-induced HPMEC migration and capillary-like tube formation, respectively. On the other hand, HMGB1 exerted an inhibitory effect on LPS-suppressed expression of platelet-endothelial cell adhesion molecule (CD31) and p120 catenin (p120); HMGB1 knockdown reversed this effect...
October 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797528/actinin-1-and-actinin-4-play-essential-but-distinct-roles-in-invadopodia-formation-by-carcinoma-cells
#15
Hideki Yamaguchi, Yuumi Ito, Nami Miura, Yuko Nagamura, Ayaka Nakabo, Kiyoko Fukami, Kazufumi Honda, Ryuichi Sakai
Invadopodia are ventral membrane protrusions formed by cancer cells that degrade the extracellular matrix (ECM) during tumor invasion and metastasis. Formation of invadopodia is initiated by the assembly of actin filaments (F-actin) that results from the coordinated activation of several actin regulatory proteins. Actinin-1 and actinin-4 are actin bundling proteins expressed in non-muscle cells and actinin-4 is preferentially associated with malignant phenotypes of carcinoma cells. In this study, we investigated the role of actinin-1 and -4 in invadopodia formation...
October 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688576/vamp8-mediated-nox2-recruitment-to-endosomes-is-necessary-for-antigen-release
#16
Ilse Dingjan, Laurent M Paardekooper, Daniëlle R J Verboogen, Gabriele Fischer von Mollard, Martin Ter Beest, Geert van den Bogaart
Cross-presentation of foreign antigen in major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I by dendritic cells (DCs) requires activation of the NADPH-oxidase NOX2 complex. We recently showed that NOX2 is recruited to phagosomes by the SNARE protein VAMP8 where NOX2-produced reactive oxygen species (ROS) cause lipid oxidation and membrane disruption, promoting antigen translocation into the cytosol for cross-presentation. In this study, we extend these findings by showing that VAMP8 is also involved in NOX2 trafficking to endosomes...
October 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521959/cancer-cell-death-induced-by-nanomagnetolectin
#17
Dina M M AlSadek, Haitham A Badr, Tamer A Al-Shafie, Sabry M El-Bahr, Motawa E El-Houseini, Leyla B Djansugurova, Chen-Zhong Li, Hafiz Ahmed
Magnetic nanoparticles represent a new paradigm for molecular targeting therapy in cancer. However, the transformative targeting potential of magnetic nanoparticles has been stymied by a key obstacle-safe delivery to specified target cells in vivo. As cancer cells grow under nutrient deprivation and hypoxic conditions and decorate cell surface with excessive sialoglycans, sialic acid binding lectins might be suitable for targeting cancer cells in vivo. Here we explore the potential of magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with wheat germ lectin (WGA) conjugate, so-called nanomagnetolectin, as apoptotic targetable agents for prostate cancer...
September 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754257/ejcb-molecular-basis-of-protein-fates-in-the-secretory-and-endocytic-pathways-and-beyond
#18
EDITORIAL
Frédéric Couture, Anna Mai Jansen, Paul Taghert, Klaudia Brix
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684042/signal-dependent-transport-of-a-membrane-cargo-from-early-endosomes-to-recycling-endosomes
#19
Ismail S Mahmoud, Jade Louber, Steve K Dower, Anne M Verhagen, Paul A Gleeson
Many membrane cargoes undergo endocytosis and intracellular recycling to the plasma membrane via the early endosomes and the recycling endosomes. However whether specific sorting signals are required for transport from early endosomes to recycling endosomes is not known and the current view is that transport to the recycling endosomes is by a passive default process. Here we show that the cytoplasmic tail of the neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) contains discrete signals for endocytosis and for sorting to the recycling endosomes...
August 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624236/regulation-of-the-proprotein-convertases-expression-and-activity-during-regenerative-angiogenesis-role-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-hif
#20
Jia Ma, Serge Evrard, Iker Badiola, Geraldine Siegfried, Abdel-Majid Khatib
Proprotein convertases (PCs) are involved in various physiological and pathological processes ranging from embryogenesis to carcinogenesis. Here, using the zebrafish fin regeneration model, we report induced expression of furin and PC5 but not PACE4 and PC7 during fin regeneration that is associated with increased PC activity. Stabilization of HIF by cobalt chloride (CoCl2) further increases these processes. The use of the general PC-inhibitor decanoyl-RVKR-cholromethyl ketone (CMK) inhibited control and CoCl2-induced PC activity...
August 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
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