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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137675/human-hyaluronic-acid-synthase-1-promotes-malignant-transformation-via-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-micronucleation-and-centrosome-abnormalities
#1
Nguyet Nguyen, Awanit Kumar, Simi Chacko, Rodney J Ouellette, Anirban Ghosh
BACKGROUND: Human hyaluronic acid (HA) molecules are synthesized by three membrane spanning Hyaluronic Acid Synthases (HAS1, HAS2 and HAS3). Of the three, HAS1 is found to be localized more into the cytoplasmic space where it synthesizes intracellular HA. HA is a ubiquitous glycosaminoglycan, mainly present in the extracellular matrix (ECM) and on the cell surface, but are also detected intracellularly. Accumulation of HA in cancer cells, the cancer-surrounding stroma, and ECM is generally considered an independent prognostic factors for patients...
November 14, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132395/impaired-mitochondrial-calcium-uptake-caused-by-tacrolimus-underlies-beta-cell-failure
#2
Angela Lombardi, Bruno Trimarco, Guido Iaccarino, Gaetano Santulli
BACKGROUND: One of the most common side effects of the immunosuppressive drug tacrolimus (FK506) is the increased risk of new-onset diabetes mellitus. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this association have not been fully clarified. METHODS: We studied the effects of the therapeutic dose of tacrolimus on mitochondrial fitness in beta-cells. RESULTS: We demonstrate that tacrolimus impairs glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) in beta-cells through a previously unidentified mechanism...
November 13, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132390/a-transwell-assay-that-excludes-exosomes-for-assessment-of-tunneling-nanotube-mediated-intercellular-communication
#3
Venugopal Thayanithy, Patrick O'Hare, Phillip Wong, Xianda Zhao, Clifford J Steer, Subbaya Subramanian, Emil Lou
BACKGROUND: Tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) are naturally-occurring filamentous actin-based membranous extensions that form across a wide spectrum of mammalian cell types to facilitate long-range intercellular communication. Valid assays are needed to accurately assess the downstream effects of TNT-mediated transfer of cellular signals in vitro. We recently reported a modified transwell assay system designed to test the effects of intercellular transfer of a therapeutic oncolytic virus, and viral-activated drugs, between cells via TNTs...
November 13, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121955/cd146-a-novel-target-of-cd44-signaling-suppresses-breast-tumor-cell-invasion
#4
Allal Ouhtit, Mohammed E Abdraboh, Andrew D Hollenbach, Hatem Zayed, Madhwa H G Raj
BACKGROUND: We have previously validated three novel CD44-downstream positively regulated transcriptional targets, including Cortactin, Survivin and TGF-β2, and further characterized the players underlying their separate signaling pathways. In the present study, we identified CD146 as a potential novel target, negatively regulated by CD44. While the exact function of CD146 in breast cancer (BC) is not completely understood, substantial evidence from our work and others support the hypothesis that CD146 is a suppressor of breast tumor progression...
November 9, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052507/metabolic-shift-in-density-dependent-stem-cell-differentiation
#5
Simar J Singh, William Turner, Drew E Glaser, Kara E McCloskey, Fabian V Filipp
BACKGROUND: Vascular progenitor cells (VPCs) derived from embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are a valuable source for cell- and tissue-based therapeutic strategies. During the optimization of endothelial cell (EC) inductions from mouse ESCs using our staged and chemically-defined induction methods, we found that cell seeding density but not VEGF treatment between 10 ng/mL and 40 ng/mL was a significant variable directing ESCs into FLK1(+) VPCs during stage 1 induction. Here, we examine potential contributions from cell-to-cell signaling or cellular metabolism in the production of VPCs from ESCs seeded at different cell densities...
October 20, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041943/human-umbilical-cord-wharton-jelly-cells-promote-extra-pancreatic-insulin-formation-and-repair-of-renal-damage-in-stz-induced-diabetic-mice
#6
Martin Maldonado, Tianhua Huang, Lujun Yang, Lan Xu, Lian Ma
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the therapeutic effect and fate of high doses of human umbilical cord Wharton jelly cells (hUCWJCs) after IP administration to streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice. METHODS: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) was induced in Kunming mice via IP injection of STZ. hUCWJCs were labeled with 1,1'-dioctadecyl-3,3,3',3'-tetramethylindocarbocyanine perchlorate (DiI). Diabetic animals with sustained hyperglycemia for at least 2 weeks were administered 1 × 10(7) Dil-hUCWJCs via intraperitoneal injection...
October 17, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037260/a-novel-protein-derived-from-lamprey-supraneural-body-tissue-with-efficient-cytocidal-actions-against-tumor-cells
#7
Yue Pang, Changzhi Li, Shiyue Wang, Wei Ba, Tao Yu, Guangying Pei, Dan Bi, Hongfang Liang, Xiong Pan, Ting Zhu, Meng Gou, Yinglun Han, Qingwei Li
BACKGROUND: In previous research, we found that cell secretion from the adult lamprey supraneural body tissues possesses cytocidal activity against tumor cells, but the protein with cytocidal activity was unidentified. METHODS: A novel lamprey immune protein (LIP) as defense molecule was first purified and identified in jawless vertebrates (cyclostomes) using hydroxyapatite column and Q Sepharose Fast Flow column. After LIP stimulation, morphological changes of tumor cells were analysed and measured whether in vivo or in vitro...
October 16, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017571/dna-damage-response-and-cancer-therapeutics-through-the-lens-of-the-fanconi-anemia-dna-repair-pathway
#8
REVIEW
Sonali Bhattacharjee, Saikat Nandi
Fanconi Anemia (FA) is a rare, inherited genomic instability disorder, caused by mutations in genes involved in the repair of interstrand DNA crosslinks (ICLs). The FA signaling network contains a unique nuclear protein complex that mediates the monoubiquitylation of the FANCD2 and FANCI heterodimer, and coordinates activities of the downstream DNA repair pathway including nucleotide excision repair, translesion synthesis, and homologous recombination. FA proteins act at different steps of ICL repair in sensing, recognition and processing of DNA lesions...
October 10, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017567/impairment-of-igf2-gene-expression-in-prostate-cancer-is-triggered-by-epigenetic-dysregulation-of-igf2-dmr0-and-its-interaction-with-klf4
#9
Undraga Schagdarsurengin, Angela Lammert, Natalie Schunk, Diana Sheridan, Stefan Gattenloehner, Klaus Steger, Florian Wagenlehner, Temuujin Dansranjavin
BACKGROUND: Human cancer cells often exhibit impaired IGF2 expression and the underlying mechanisms are multifaceted and complex. Besides the well-known imprinting control region IGF2/H19-ICR, the involvement of a differentially methylated region in the promoter P0 of IGF2 gene (IGF2-DMR0) has been suggested. Here, we evaluate several mechanisms potentially leading to up- and/or down-regulation of IGF2 expression in prostate cancer and present a novel role of Kruppel-like factor 4 (KLF4) as a transcriptional regulator of IGF2 binding in IGF2-DMR0...
October 10, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017500/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-potentiates-tumor-growth-by-suppressing-a-novel-target-lpts
#10
Dongbo Liu, Hongping Miao, Yuanyin Zhao, Xia Kang, Shenglan Shang, Wei Xiang, Rongchen Shi, Along Hou, Rui Wang, Kun Zhao, Yingzhe Liu, Yue Ma, Huan Luo, Hongming Miao, Fengtian He
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammation is causally linked to the carcinogenesis and progression of most solid tumors. LPTS is a well-identified tumor suppressor by inhibiting telomerase activity and cancer cell growth. However, whether and how LPTS is regulated by inflammation signaling is still incompletely elucidated. METHODS: Real-time PCR and western blotting were used to determine the expression of p65 and LPTS. Reporter gene assay, electrophoretic mobility shift assay and chromatin immunoprecipitation were performed to decipher the regulatory mechanism between p65 and LPTS...
October 10, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974231/clca1-suppresses-colorectal-cancer-aggressiveness-via-inhibition-of-the-wnt-beta-catenin-signaling-pathway
#11
Xiaofen Li, Wangxiong Hu, Jiaojiao Zhou, Yanqin Huang, Jiaping Peng, Ying Yuan, Jiekai Yu, Shu Zheng
BACKGROUND: Chloride channel accessory 1 (CLCA1) belongs to the calcium-sensitive chloride conductance protein family, which is mainly expressed in the colon, small intestine and appendix. This study was conducted to investigate the functions and mechanisms of CLCA1 in colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: The CLCA1 protein expression level in CRC patients was evaluated by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), immunohistochemistry (IHC), and western blotting analysis...
October 3, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969644/crosstalk-between-glial-and-glioblastoma-cells-triggers-the-go-or-grow-phenotype-of-tumor-cells
#12
Ana Isabel Oliveira, Sandra I Anjo, Joana Vieira de Castro, Sofia C Serra, António J Salgado, Bruno Manadas, Bruno M Costa
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma (GBM), the most malignant primary brain tumor, leads to poor and unpredictable clinical outcomes. Recent studies showed the tumor microenvironment has a critical role in regulating tumor growth by establishing a complex network of interactions with tumor cells. In this context, we investigated how GBM cells modulate resident glial cells, particularly their paracrine activity, and how this modulation can influence back on the malignant phenotype of GBM cells. METHODS: Conditioned media (CM) of primary mouse glial cultures unexposed (unprimed) or exposed (primed) to the secretome of GL261 GBM cells were analyzed by proteomic analysis...
October 2, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969640/arf1-recruits-rac1-to-leading-edge-in-neutrophil-chemotaxis
#13
Yuichi Mazaki, Yasuhito Onodera, Tsunehito Higashi, Takahiro Horinouchi, Tsukasa Oikawa, Hisataka Sabe
BACKGROUND: The small GTPase ARF1 mediates membrane trafficking mostly from the Golgi, and is essential for the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR)-mediated chemotaxis of neutrophils. In this process, ARF1 is activated by the guanine nucleotide exchanger GBF1, and is inactivated by the GTPase-activating protein GIT2. Neutrophils generate the Gβγ-PAK1-αPIX-GIT2 linear complex during GPCR-induced chemotaxis, in which αPIX activates RAC1/CDC42, which then employs PAK1. However, it has remained unclear as to why GIT2 is included in this complex...
October 2, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931407/the-emerging-roles-of-phosphatases-in-hedgehog-pathway
#14
REVIEW
Long Zhao, Liguo Wang, Chunli Chi, Wenwen Lan, Ying Su
Hedgehog signaling is evolutionarily conserved and plays a pivotal role in cell fate determination, embryonic development, and tissue renewal. As aberrant Hedgehog signaling is tightly associated with a broad range of human diseases, its activities must be precisely controlled. It has been known that several core components of Hedgehog pathway undergo reversible phosphorylations mediated by protein kinases and phosphatases, which acts as an effective regulatory mechanism to modulate Hedgehog signal activities...
September 20, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923062/tissue-resident-stem-cell-activity-a-view-from-the-adult-drosophila-gastrointestinal-tract
#15
REVIEW
Qiang Liu, Li Hua Jin
The gastrointestinal tract serves as a fast-renewing model for unraveling the multifaceted molecular mechanisms underlying remarkably rapid cell renewal, which is exclusively fueled by a small number of long-lived stem cells and their progeny. Stem cell activity is the best-characterized aspect of mucosal homeostasis in mitotically active tissues, and the dysregulation of regenerative capacity is a hallmark of epithelial immune defects. This dysregulation is frequently associated with pathologies ranging from chronic enteritis to malignancies in humans...
September 18, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923059/osteoglycin-promotes-meningioma-development-through-downregulation-of-nf2-and-activation-of-mtor-signaling
#16
Yu Mei, Ziming Du, Changchen Hu, Noah F Greenwald, Malak Abedalthagafi, Nathalie Y R Agar, Gavin P Dunn, Wenya Linda Bi, Sandro Santagata, Ian F Dunn
BACKGROUND: Meningiomas are the most common primary intracranial tumors in adults. While a majority of meningiomas are slow growing neoplasms that may cured by surgical resection, a subset demonstrates more aggressive behavior and insidiously recurs despite surgery and radiation, without effective alternative treatment options. Elucidation of critical mitogenic pathways in meningioma oncogenesis may offer new therapeutic strategies. We performed an integrated genomic and molecular analysis to characterize the expression and function of osteoglycin (OGN) in meningiomas and explored possible therapeutic approaches for OGN-expressing meningiomas...
September 18, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915816/cramp-deficiency-leads-to-a-pro-inflammatory-phenotype-and-impaired-phagocytosis-after-exposure-to-bacterial-meningitis-pathogens
#17
Eugenia Kress, Julika Merres, Lea-Jessica Albrecht, Sven Hammerschmidt, Thomas Pufe, Simone C Tauber, Lars-Ove Brandenburg
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial peptides are important components of the host defence with a broad range of functions including direct antimicrobial activity and modulation of inflammation. Lack of cathelin-related antimicrobial peptide (CRAMP) was associated with higher mortality and bacterial burden and impaired neutrophil granulocyte infiltration in a model of pneumococcal meningitis. The present study was designed to characterize the effects of CRAMP deficiency on glial response and phagocytosis after exposure to bacterial stimuli...
September 16, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893271/erratum-to-inhibition-of-trpm7-suppresses-cell-proliferation-of-colon-adenocarcinoma-in-vitro-and-induces-hypomagnesemia-in-vivo-without-affecting-azoxymethane-induced-early-colon-cancer-in-mice
#18
Junhao Huang, Hideki Furuya, Malika Faouzi, Zheng Zhang, Mahealani Monteilh-Zoller, Kelly Galbraith Kawabata, F David Horgen, Toshihiko Kawamori, Reinhold Penner, Andrea Fleig
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 11, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810912/inhibition-of-trpm7-suppresses-cell-proliferation-of-colon-adenocarcinoma-in-vitro-and-induces-hypomagnesemia-in-vivo-without-affecting-azoxymethane-induced-early-colon-cancer-in-mice
#19
Junhao Huang, Hideki Furuya, Malika Faouzi, Zheng Zhang, Mahealani Monteilh-Zoller, Kelly Galbraith Kawabata, F David Horgen, Toshihiko Kawamori, Reinhold Penner, Andrea Fleig
BACKGROUND: Magnesium (Mg(2+)) is an essential cation implicated in carcinogenesis, solid tumor progression and metastatic potential. The Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin Member 7 (TRPM7) is a divalent ion channel involved in cellular and systemic Mg(2+) homeostasis. Abnormal expression of TRPM7 is found in numerous cancers, including colon, implicating TRPM7 in this process. METHODS: To establish a possible link between systemic magnesium (Mg(2+)) status, the Mg(2+) conducting channel TRPM7 in colon epithelial cells, and colon carcinogenesis, in vitro whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology, qPCR, and pharmacological tools were used probing human colorectal adenocarcinoma HT-29 as well as normal primary mouse colon epithelial cells...
August 15, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28784162/csk-homologous-kinase-chk-is-an-efficient-inhibitor-of-src-family-kinases-but-a-poor-catalyst-of-phosphorylation-of-their-c-terminal-regulatory-tyrosine
#20
Gahana Advani, Ya Chee Lim, Bruno Catimel, Daisy Sio Seng Lio, Nadia L Y Ng, Anderly C Chüeh, Mai Tran, Mohd Ishtiaq Anasir, Heather Verkade, Hong-Jian Zhu, Benjamin E Turk, Thomas E Smithgall, Ching-Seng Ang, Michael Griffin, Heung-Chin Cheng
BACKGROUND: C-terminal Src kinase (Csk) and Csk-homologous kinase (Chk) are the major endogenous inhibitors of Src-family kinases (SFKs). They employ two mechanisms to inhibit SFKs. First, they phosphorylate the C-terminal tail tyrosine which stabilizes SFKs in a closed inactive conformation by engaging the SH2 domain in cis. Second, they employ a non-catalytic inhibitory mechanism involving direct binding of Csk and Chk to the active forms of SFKs that is independent of phosphorylation of their C-terminal tail...
August 7, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
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