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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321062/notch-signaling-triggered-via-the-ligand-dll4-impedes-m2-macrophage-differentiation-and-promotes-their-apoptosis
#1
Sylvain Pagie, Nathalie Gérard, Béatrice Charreau
BACKGROUND: Notch signaling controls many cellular processes, including cell fate determination, cell differentiation, proliferation and apoptosis. In mammals, four Notch receptors (Notch 1-4) can interact with five distinct ligands [Jagged1, Jagged2, Delta-like 1 (DLL1), DLL3, and DLL4]. We previously reported that Notch activation is modulated in endothelial cells and monocytes during inflammation and showed that inflammation upregulates DLL4 on endothelial cells. DLL4 promotes differentiation of blood monocytes into proinflammatory M1 macrophages...
January 10, 2018: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329585/involvement-of-hedgehog-pathway-in-early-onset-aggressive-molecular-subtypes-and-metastatic-potential-of-breast-cancer
#2
Syeda Kiran Riaz, Jahangir Sarwar Khan, Syed Tahir Abbas Shah, Fen Wang, Lin Ye, Wen G Jiang, Muhammad Faraz Arshad Malik
BACKGROUND: Dysregulation of hedgehog pathway is observed in numerous cancers. Relevance of hedgehog pathway genes in cancer cohort and inhibition of its downstream effector (GLI1) towards metastasis in cell lines are explored in the study. METHOD: One hundred fifty fresh tumours of breast cancer patients were collected for the study. Based on differential expression, panel of 6 key regulators of the pathway (SHH, DHH, IHH, PTCH1, SMO and GLI1) in microarray datasets were identified...
January 8, 2018: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329590/frequent-overexpression-of-amap1-an-arf6-effector-in-cell-invasion-is-characteristic-of-the-mmtv-pymt-rather-than-the-mmtv-neu-human-breast-cancer-model
#3
Yutaro Otsuka, Tsukasa Oikawa, Hinako Yoshino, Shigeru Hashimoto, Haruka Handa, Hiroki Yamamoto, Ari Hashimoto, Hisataka Sabe
BACKGROUND: The small GTPase Arf6 and its downstream effector AMAP1 (also called ASAP1/DDEF1) constitute a signaling pathway promoting cell invasion, in which AMAP1 interacts with several different proteins, including PRKD2, EPB41L5, paxillin, and cortactin. Components of this pathway are often overexpressed in human breast cancer cells, to be correlated with poor prognosis of the patients, whereas overexpression of the Arf6 pathway did not correlate with the four main molecular classes of human breast tumors...
January 5, 2018: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329589/enhanced-metastatic-capacity-of-breast-cancer-cells-after-interaction-and-hybrid-formation-with-mesenchymal-stroma-stem-cells-msc
#4
Catharina Melzer, Juliane von der Ohe, Ralf Hass
BACKGROUND: Fusion of breast cancer cells with tumor-associated populations of the microenvironment including mesenchymal stroma/stem-like cells (MSC) represents a rare event in cell communication whereby the metastatic capacity of those hybrid cells remains unclear. METHODS: Functional changes were investigated in vitro and in vivo following spontaneous fusion and hybrid cell formation between primary human MSC and human MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells. Thus, lentiviral eGFP-labeled MSC and breast cancer cells labeled with mcherry resulted in dual-fluorescing hybrid cells after co-culture...
January 5, 2018: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29268774/microrna-135a-regulates-nhe9-to-inhibit-proliferation-and-migration-of-glioblastoma-cells
#5
Daniela M Gomez Zubieta, Mohamed A Hamood, Rami Beydoun, Ashley E Pall, Kalyan C Kondapalli
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma multiformae (GBM) is the most aggressive type of malignant brain tumor with complex molecular profile. Overexpression of Na+/H+ Exchanger isoform 9 (NHE9) promotes tumor progression and correlates positively with insensitivity to radiochemotherapy and poor prognosis. However, molecular mechanisms responsible for increase in NHE9 levels beyond a critical threshold have not been identified. METHODS: Bioinformatics analysis, luciferase reporter assays, real-time PCR and western blotting were conducted to examine the expression profiles and identify microRNAs (miRNA) that target NHE9...
December 21, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29268772/a-functional-role-of-lefty-during-progesterone-therapy-for-endometrial-carcinoma
#6
Wu Fei, Daiki Kijima, Mami Hashimoto, Miki Hashimura, Yasuko Oguri, Sabine Kajita, Toshihide Matsumoto, Ako Yokoi, Makoto Saegusa
BACKGROUND: The left-right determination factor (LEFTY) is a novel member of the TGF-β/Smad2 pathway and belongs to the premenstrual/menstrual repertoire in human endometrium, but little is known about its functional role in endometrial carcinomas (Em Cas). Herein, we focused on LEFTY expression and its association with progesterone therapy in Em Cas. METHODS: Regulation and function of LEFTY, as well as its associated molecules including Smad2, ovarian hormone receptors, GSK-3β, and cell cycle-related factors, were assessed using clinical samples and cell lines of Em Cas...
December 21, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258522/nfat1-regulated-il6-signalling-contributes-to-aggressive-phenotypes-of-glioma
#7
Yang Jiang, Sheng Han, Wen Cheng, Zixun Wang, Anhua Wu
BACKGROUND: We previously demonstrated that the local immune status correlated with the glioma prognosis. Interleukin-6 (IL6) was identified as an important local immune-related risk marker related to unfavourable prognosis. In this study, we further investigated the role and regulation of IL6 signalling in glioma. METHODS: The expression and prognostic value of IL6 and the IL6 receptor (IL6R) were explored in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and REMBRANDT databases and clinical samples...
December 19, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258506/predictive-model-identifies-strategies-to-enhance-tsp1-mediated-apoptosis-signaling
#8
Qianhui Wu, Stacey D Finley
BACKGROUND: Thrombospondin-1 (TSP1) is a matricellular protein that functions to inhibit angiogenesis. An important pathway that contributes to this inhibitory effect is triggered by TSP1 binding to the CD36 receptor, inducing endothelial cell apoptosis. However, therapies that mimic this function have not demonstrated clear clinical efficacy. This study explores strategies to enhance TSP1-induced apoptosis in endothelial cells. In particular, we focus on establishing a computational model to describe the signaling pathway, and using this model to investigate the effects of several approaches to perturb the TSP1-CD36 signaling network...
December 19, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246230/bifunctional-enzyme-atic-promotes-propagation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-regulating-ampk-mtor-s6%C3%A2-k1-signaling
#9
Minjing Li, Changzhu Jin, Maolei Xu, Ling Zhou, Defang Li, Yancun Yin
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the cancer types with poor prognosis. To effectively treat HCC, new molecular targets and therapeutic approaches must be identified. 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleotide formyltransferase/inosine monophosphate (IMP) cyclohydrolase (ATIC), a bifunctional protein enzyme, catalyzes the last two steps of the de novo purine biosynthetic pathway. Whether ATIC contributes to cancer development remains unclear. METHODS: ATIC mRNA levels in different types of human HCC samples or normal tissues were determined from Gene Expression across Normal and Tumor tissue (GENT) database...
December 16, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216878/adaptive-phenotype-drives-resistance-to-androgen-deprivation-therapy-in-prostate-cancer
#10
Nicoletta Ferrari, Ilaria Granata, Matteo Capaia, Marina Piccirillo, Mario Rosario Guarracino, Roberta Venè, Antonella Brizzolara, Andrea Petretto, Elvira Inglese, Martina Morini, Simonetta Astigiano, Adriana Agnese Amaro, Francesco Boccardo, Cecilia Balbi, Paola Barboro
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa), the second most common cancer affecting men worldwide, shows a broad spectrum of biological and clinical behaviour representing the epiphenomenon of an extreme heterogeneity. Androgen deprivation therapy is the mainstay of treatment for advanced forms but after few years the majority of patients progress to castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), a lethal form that poses considerable therapeutic challenges. METHODS: Western blotting, immunocytochemistry, invasion and reporter assays, and in vivo studies were performed to characterize androgen resistant sublines phenotype in comparison to the parental cell line LNCaP...
December 8, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187201/sirt1-interaction-with-active-smad2-modulates-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-regulated-transcription
#11
Eva María García-Vizcaíno, Sergio Liarte, José Luis Alonso-Romero, Francisco José Nicolás
BACKGROUND: The simplicity of Transforming Growth Factor ß (TGFβ) signaling pathway, linear and non-amplified, hardly sustains its variety of responses. This is often justified by the complex regulation showed by Smad proteins, TGFβ signaling intracellular transducers, object of post-translational modifications that modulate TGFβ-dependent transcription. Protein acetylation is emerging as a compelling mechanism affecting the activities of significant transcription factors, including p53, FOXO or NF-kB...
November 29, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179762/correction-to-a-novel-protein-derived-from-lamprey-supraneural-body-tissue-with-efficient-cytocidal-actions-against-tumor-cells
#12
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
Unfortunately, following publication of this article [1], it was noticed that the key in Figure 5c incorrectly showed '0 h', '5 h' and '10 h'. The corrected version, showing '0 h', '12 h' and '24 h', can be seen below and the original article has been updated to reflect this.
November 27, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137675/human-hyaluronic-acid-synthase-1-promotes-malignant-transformation-via-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-micronucleation-and-centrosome-abnormalities
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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