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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319094/targeting-c-fos-and-dusp1-abrogates-intrinsic-resistance-to-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-therapy-in-bcr-abl-induced-leukemia
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Meenu Kesarwani, Zachary Kincaid, Ahmed Gomaa, Erika Huber, Sara Rohrabaugh, Zain Siddiqui, Muhammad F Bouso, Tahir Latif, Ming Xu, Kakajan Komurov, James C Mulloy, Jose A Cancelas, H Leighton Grimes, Mohammad Azam
Tyrosine-kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy for human cancers is not curative, and relapse occurs owing to the continued presence of tumor cells, referred to as minimal residual disease (MRD). The survival of MRD stem or progenitor cells in the absence of oncogenic kinase signaling, a phenomenon referred to as intrinsic resistance, depends on diverse growth factors. Here we report that oncogenic kinase and growth-factor signaling converge to induce the expression of the signaling proteins FBJ osteosarcoma oncogene (c-FOS, encoded by Fos) and dual-specificity phosphatase 1 (DUSP1)...
March 20, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288111/gpr124-is-essential-for-blood-brain-barrier-integrity-in-central-nervous-system-disease
#2
Junlei Chang, Michael R Mancuso, Carolina Maier, Xibin Liang, Kanako Yuki, Lu Yang, Jeffrey W Kwong, Jing Wang, Varsha Rao, Mario Vallon, Cynthia Kosinski, J J Haijing Zhang, Amanda T Mah, Lijun Xu, Le Li, Sharareh Gholamin, Teresa F Reyes, Rui Li, Frank Kuhnert, Xiaoyuan Han, Jenny Yuan, Shin-Heng Chiou, Ari D Brettman, Lauren Daly, David C Corney, Samuel H Cheshier, Linda D Shortliffe, Xiwei Wu, Michael Snyder, Pak Chan, Rona G Giffard, Howard Y Chang, Katrin Andreasson, Calvin J Kuo
Although blood-brain barrier (BBB) compromise is central to the etiology of diverse central nervous system (CNS) disorders, endothelial receptor proteins that control BBB function are poorly defined. The endothelial G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) Gpr124 has been reported to be required for normal forebrain angiogenesis and BBB function in mouse embryos, but the role of this receptor in adult animals is unknown. Here Gpr124 conditional knockout (CKO) in the endothelia of adult mice did not affect homeostatic BBB integrity, but resulted in BBB disruption and microvascular hemorrhage in mouse models of both ischemic stroke and glioblastoma, accompanied by reduced cerebrovascular canonical Wnt-β-catenin signaling...
March 13, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288110/hrdetect-is-a-predictor-of-brca1-and-brca2-deficiency-based-on-mutational-signatures
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Helen Davies, Dominik Glodzik, Sandro Morganella, Lucy R Yates, Johan Staaf, Xueqing Zou, Manasa Ramakrishna, Sancha Martin, Sandrine Boyault, Anieta M Sieuwerts, Peter T Simpson, Tari A King, Keiran Raine, Jorunn E Eyfjord, Gu Kong, Åke Borg, Ewan Birney, Hendrik G Stunnenberg, Marc J van de Vijver, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, John W M Martens, Paul N Span, Sunil R Lakhani, Anne Vincent-Salomon, Christos Sotiriou, Andrew Tutt, Alastair M Thompson, Steven Van Laere, Andrea L Richardson, Alain Viari, Peter J Campbell, Michael R Stratton, Serena Nik-Zainal
Approximately 1-5% of breast cancers are attributed to inherited mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and are selectively sensitive to poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. In other cancer types, germline and/or somatic mutations in BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 (BRCA1/BRCA2) also confer selective sensitivity to PARP inhibitors. Thus, assays to detect BRCA1/BRCA2-deficient tumors have been sought. Recently, somatic substitution, insertion/deletion and rearrangement patterns, or 'mutational signatures', were associated with BRCA1/BRCA2 dysfunction...
March 13, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263313/glucocorticoid-hormone-induced-chromatin-remodeling-enhances-human-hematopoietic-stem-cell-homing-and-engraftment
#4
Bin Guo, Xinxin Huang, Scott Cooper, Hal E Broxmeyer
Efficient hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) homing is important for hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), especially when HSC numbers are limited, as in the use of cord blood (CB). In a screen of small-molecule compounds, we identified glucocorticoid (GC) hormone signaling as an activator of CXCR4 expression in human CB HSCs and hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs). Short-term GC pretreatment of human CB HSCs and HPCs promoted SDF-1-CXCR4-axis-mediated chemotaxis, homing, and long-term engraftment when these cells were transplanted into primary- and secondary-recipient NSG mice...
March 6, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263312/diagnosis-of-zika-virus-infection-on-a-nanotechnology-platform
#5
Bo Zhang, Benjamin A Pinsky, Jeyarama S Ananta, Su Zhao, Shylaja Arulkumar, Hao Wan, Malaya K Sahoo, Janaki Abeynayake, Jesse J Waggoner, Clay Hopes, Meijie Tang, Hongjie Dai
We developed a multiplexed assay on a plasmonic-gold platform for measuring IgG and IgA antibodies and IgG avidity against both Zika virus (ZIKV) and dengue virus (DENV) infections. In contrast to IgM cross-reactivity, IgG and IgA antibodies against ZIKV nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) antigen were specific to ZIKV infection, and IgG avidity revealed recent ZIKV infection and past DENV-2 infection in patients in dengue-endemic regions. This assay could enable specific diagnosis of ZIKV infection over other flaviviral infections...
March 6, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263311/a-subset-of-platinum-containing-chemotherapeutic-agents-kills-cells-by-inducing-ribosome-biogenesis-stress
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Peter M Bruno, Yunpeng Liu, Ga Young Park, Junko Murai, Catherine E Koch, Timothy J Eisen, Justin R Pritchard, Yves Pommier, Stephen J Lippard, Michael T Hemann
Cisplatin and its platinum analogs, carboplatin and oxaliplatin, are some of the most widely used cancer chemotherapeutics. Although cisplatin and carboplatin are used primarily in germ cell, breast and lung malignancies, oxaliplatin is instead used almost exclusively to treat colorectal and other gastrointestinal cancers. Here we utilize a unique, multi-platform genetic approach to study the mechanism of action of these clinically established platinum anti-cancer agents, as well as more recently developed cisplatin analogs...
February 27, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263310/deficiency-of-the-hepatokine-selenoprotein-p-increases-responsiveness-to-exercise-in-mice-through-upregulation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-amp-activated-protein-kinase-in-muscle
#7
Hirofumi Misu, Hiroaki Takayama, Yoshiro Saito, Yuichiro Mita, Akihiro Kikuchi, Kiyo-Aki Ishii, Keita Chikamoto, Takehiro Kanamori, Natsumi Tajima, Fei Lan, Yumie Takeshita, Masao Honda, Mutsumi Tanaka, Seiji Kato, Naoto Matsuyama, Yuya Yoshioka, Kaito Iwayama, Kumpei Tokuyama, Nobuhiko Akazawa, Seiji Maeda, Kazuhiro Takekoshi, Seiichi Matsugo, Noriko Noguchi, Shuichi Kaneko, Toshinari Takamura
Exercise has numerous health-promoting effects in humans; however, individual responsiveness to exercise with regard to endurance or metabolic health differs markedly. This 'exercise resistance' is considered to be congenital, with no evident acquired causative factors. Here we show that the anti-oxidative hepatokine selenoprotein P (SeP) causes exercise resistance through its muscle receptor low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1). SeP-deficient mice showed a 'super-endurance' phenotype after exercise training, as well as enhanced reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) phosphorylation and peroxisome proliferative activated receptor γ coactivator (Ppargc)-1α (also known as PGC-1α; encoded by Ppargc1a) expression in skeletal muscle...
February 27, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263309/ezh2-is-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-h3k27m-mutant-pediatric-gliomas
#8
Faizaan Mohammad, Simon Weissmann, Benjamin Leblanc, Deo P Pandey, Jonas W Højfeldt, Itys Comet, Chunqin Zheng, Jens Vilstrup Johansen, Nicolas Rapin, Bo T Porse, Andrey Tvardovskiy, Ole N Jensen, Nagore G Olaciregui, Cinzia Lavarino, Mariona Suñol, Carmen de Torres, Jaume Mora, Angel M Carcaboso, Kristian Helin
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is an aggressive brain tumor that is located in the pons and primarily affects children. Nearly 80% of DIPGs harbor mutations in histone H3 genes, wherein lysine 27 is substituted with methionine (H3K27M). H3K27M has been shown to inhibit polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), a multiprotein complex responsible for the methylation of H3 at lysine 27 (H3K27me), by binding to its catalytic subunit EZH2. Although DIPGs with the H3K27M mutation show global loss of H3K27me3, several genes retain H3K27me3...
February 27, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263308/autoimmunity-against-a-defective-ribosomal-insulin-gene-product-in-type-1-diabetes
#9
Maria J L Kracht, Menno van Lummel, Tatjana Nikolic, Antoinette M Joosten, Sandra Laban, Arno R van der Slik, Peter A van Veelen, Françoise Carlotti, Eelco J P de Koning, Rob C Hoeben, Arnaud Zaldumbide, Bart O Roep
Identification of epitopes that are recognized by diabetogenic T cells and cause selective beta cell destruction in type 1 diabetes (T1D) has focused on peptides originating from native beta cell proteins. Translational errors represent a major potential source of antigenic peptides to which central immune tolerance is lacking. Here, we describe an alternative open reading frame within human insulin mRNA encoding a highly immunogenic polypeptide that is targeted by T cells in T1D patients. We show that cytotoxic T cells directed against the N-terminal peptide of this nonconventional product are present in the circulation of individuals diagnosed with T1D, and we provide direct evidence that such CD8(+) T cells are capable of killing human beta cells and thereby may be diabetogenic...
February 27, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263307/therapeutic-targeting-of-polycomb-and-bet-bromodomain-proteins-in-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-gliomas
#10
Andrea Piunti, Rintaro Hashizume, Marc A Morgan, Elizabeth T Bartom, Craig M Horbinski, Stacy A Marshall, Emily J Rendleman, Quanhong Ma, Yoh-Hei Takahashi, Ashley R Woodfin, Alexander V Misharin, Nebiyu A Abshiru, Rishi R Lulla, Amanda M Saratsis, Neil L Kelleher, C David James, Ali Shilatifard
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a highly aggressive pediatric brainstem tumor characterized by rapid and uniform patient demise. A heterozygous point mutation of histone H3 occurs in more than 80% of these tumors and results in a lysine-to-methionine substitution (H3K27M). Expression of this histone mutant is accompanied by a reduction in the levels of polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2)-mediated H3K27 trimethylation (H3K27me3), and this is hypothesized to be a driving event of DIPG oncogenesis...
February 27, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218919/targeting-casp8-and-fadd-like-apoptosis-regulator-ameliorates-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-in-mice-and-nonhuman-primates
#11
Pi-Xiao Wang, Yan-Xiao Ji, Xiao-Jing Zhang, Ling-Ping Zhao, Zhen-Zhen Yan, Peng Zhang, Li-Jun Shen, Xia Yang, Jing Fang, Song Tian, Xue-Yong Zhu, Jun Gong, Xin Zhang, Qiao-Fang Wei, Yong Wang, Jing Li, Lu Wan, Qingguo Xie, Zhi-Gang She, Zhihua Wang, Zan Huang, Hongliang Li
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a progressive disease that is often accompanied by metabolic syndrome and poses a high risk of severe liver damage. However, no effective pharmacological treatment is currently available for NASH. Here we report that CASP8 and FADD-like apoptosis regulator (CFLAR) is a key suppressor of steatohepatitis and its metabolic disorders. We provide mechanistic evidence that CFLAR directly targets the kinase MAP3K5 (also known as ASK1) and interrupts its N-terminus-mediated dimerization, thereby blocking signaling involving ASK1 and the kinase MAPK8 (also known as JNK1)...
February 20, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218918/transgenic-expression-of-human-apol1-risk-variants-in-podocytes-induces-kidney-disease-in-mice
#12
Pazit Beckerman, Jing Bi-Karchin, Ae Seo Deok Park, Chengxiang Qiu, Patrick D Dummer, Irfana Soomro, Carine M Boustany-Kari, Steven S Pullen, Jeffrey H Miner, Chien-An A Hu, Tibor Rohacs, Kazunori Inoue, Shuta Ishibe, Moin A Saleem, Matthew B Palmer, Ana Maria Cuervo, Jeffrey B Kopp, Katalin Susztak
African Americans have a heightened risk of developing chronic and end-stage kidney disease, an association that is largely attributed to two common genetic variants, termed G1 and G2, in the APOL1 gene. Direct evidence demonstrating that these APOL1 risk alleles are pathogenic is still lacking because the APOL1 gene is present in only some primates and humans; thus it has been challenging to demonstrate experimental proof of causality of these risk alleles for renal disease. Here we generated mice with podocyte-specific inducible expression of the APOL1 reference allele (termed G0) or each of the risk-conferring alleles (G1 or G2)...
February 20, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267718/womb-zoom-what-advances-in-fetal-and-newborn-imaging-have-revealed
#13
Wudan Yan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267717/correction
#14
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March 7, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267716/an-emerging-role-for-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-noninfectious-disease
#15
REVIEW
Selina K Jorch, Paul Kubes
The production of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) is a process that enables neutrophils to help catch and kill bacteria. However, increasing evidence suggests that this process might also occur in noninfectious, sterile inflammation. In this Review, we describe the role of NETosis in autoimmunity, coagulation, acute injuries and cancer, and discuss NETs as potential therapeutic targets. Furthermore, we consider whether extracellular DNA is always detrimental in sterile inflammation and whether the source is always NETs...
March 7, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267715/a-protein-puzzle
#16
Shraddha Chakradhar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267714/the-shape-of-the-microbiome-in-early-life
#17
Erika von Mutius
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267713/%C3%AE-5-nicotinic-receptors-link-smoking-to-schizophrenia
#18
Xin-An Liu, Paul J Kenny
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267712/taking-inventory-of-metastasis-effectors
#19
Laura Pisarsky, Jinxiang Dai, Cyrus M Ghajar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267711/take-science-off-the-stand
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EDITORIAL
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March 7, 2017: Nature Medicine
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