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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604766/the-deubiquitinating-enzymes-usp4-and-usp17-target-hyaluronan-synthase-2-and-differentially-affect-its-function
#1
M Mehić, V K de Sa, S Hebestreit, C-H Heldin, P Heldin
The levels of hyaluronan, a ubiquitous glycosaminoglycan prominent in the extracellular matrix, is balanced through the actions of hyaluronan-synthesizing enzymes (HAS1, 2 and 3) and degrading hyaluronidases (Hyal 1, 2, 3 and PH20). Hyaluronan accumulates in rapidly remodeling tissues, such as breast cancer, due to deregulated expression of the HAS2 gene and/or alterations of HAS2 activity. The activity of HAS2 is regulated by post-translational modifications, including ubiquitination. In order to identify deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs) that are involved in de-ubiquitination of HAS2, a complementary (cDNA) library of 69 Flag-HA-tagged human DUBs cloned into retroviral vectors was screened in human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293T cells for their ability to de-ubiquitinate myc-tagged HAS2...
June 12, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604765/mlk3-regulates-fra-1-and-mmps-to-drive-invasion-and-transendothelial-migration-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#2
C Rattanasinchai, B J Llewellyn, S E Conrad, K A Gallo
Mixed-lineage kinase 3 (MLK3), a mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase (MAP3K), has critical roles in metastasis of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), in part by regulating paxillin phosphorylation and focal adhesion turnover. However the mechanisms and the distinct step(s) of the metastatic processes through which MLK3 exerts its influence are not fully understood. Here we report that in non-metastatic, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer (ER+ BC) cells, induced MLK3 expression robustly upregulates the oncogenic transcription factor, FOS-related antigen-1 (FRA-1), which is accompanied by elevation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), MMP-1 and MMP-9...
June 12, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604764/limited-nucleotide-pools-restrict-epstein-barr-virus-mediated-b-cell-immortalization
#3
A Y Hafez, J E Messinger, K McFadden, G Fenyofalvi, C N Shepard, G M Lenzi, B Kim, M A Luftig
Activation of cellular oncogenes as well as infection with tumor viruses can promote aberrant proliferation and activation of the host DNA damage response. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection of primary human B cells induces a transient period of hyper-proliferation, but many of these infected cells succumb to an ataxia telangiectasia mutated/checkpoint kinase 2 (ATM/Chk2)-mediated senescence-like growth arrest. In this study, we assessed the role of DNA replicative stress and nucleotide pool levels in limiting EBV-infected B-cell outgrowth...
June 12, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604763/proline-rich-homeodomain-protein-prh-hhex-is-a-suppressor-of-breast-tumour-growth
#4
R M Kershaw, D Roberts, J Wragg, A M Shaaban, E Humphreys, J Halsall, L Price, R Bicknell, K Gaston, P-S Jayaraman
Breast tumours progress from hyperplasia to ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and invasive breast carcinoma (IBC). PRH/HHEX (proline-rich homeodomain/haematopoietically expressed homeobox) is a transcription factor that displays both tumour suppressor and oncogenic activity in different disease contexts; however, the role of PRH in breast cancer is poorly understood. Here we show that nuclear localization of the PRH protein is decreased in DCIS and IBC compared with normal breast. Our previous work has shown that PRH phosphorylation by protein kinase CK2 prevents PRH from binding to DNA and regulating the transcription of multiple genes encoding growth factors and growth factor receptors...
June 12, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604762/tip30-regulates-lipid-metabolism-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-regulating-srebp1-through-the-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
#5
F Yin, G Sharen, F Yuan, Y Peng, R Chen, X Zhou, H Wei, B Li, W Jing, J Zhao
Lipid reprogramming has been considered as a crucial characteristic in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) initiation and progression. However, detailed molecular mechanisms have yet to be clearly defined. Here, we examined the effects of tumor suppressor TIP30 on the regulation of HCC lipid metabolism. We found that decreased TIP30 expression leads to elevated fatty acid synthesis and enhanced levels of lipogenic enzymes SCD and FASN in HCC cells. Moreover, SREBP1 is one of the key transcription factors regulating liver lipid metabolism, and TIP30 deficiency significantly increased SREBP1 expression and nuclear accumulation...
June 12, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581508/regulation-of-cargo-transfer-between-escrt-0-and-escrt-i-complexes-by-flotillin-1-during-endosomal-sorting-of-ubiquitinated-cargo
#6
M Meister, S Bänfer, U Gärtner, J Koskimies, M Amaddii, R Jacob, R Tikkanen
Ubiquitin-dependent sorting of membrane proteins in endosomes directs them to lysosomal degradation. In the case of receptors such as the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), lysosomal degradation is important for the regulation of downstream signalling. Ubiquitinated proteins are recognised in endosomes by the endosomal sorting complexes required for transport (ESCRT) complexes, which sequentially interact with the ubiquitinated cargo. Although the role of each ESCRT complex in sorting is well established, it is not clear how the cargo is passed on from one ESCRT to the next...
June 5, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553931/the-immunosuppressive-cytokine-interleukin-4-increases-the-clonogenic-potential-of-prostate-stem-like-cells-by-activation-of-stat6-signalling
#7
G Nappo, F Handle, F R Santer, R V McNeill, R I Seed, A T Collins, G Morrone, Z Culig, N J Maitland, H H H Erb
Interleukin-4 plays a critical role in the regulation of immune responses and has been detected at high levels in the tumour microenvironment of cancer patients, where concentrations correlate with the grade of malignancy. In prostate cancer, interleukin-4 has been associated with activation of the androgen receptor, increased proliferation and activation of survival pathways such as Akt and NF-κB. However, its role in therapy resistance has not yet been determined. Here we investigate the influence of interleukin-4 on primary epithelial cells from prostate cancer patients...
May 29, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553930/%C3%AE-2-6-sialylation-mediates-hepatocellular-carcinoma-growth-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-targeting-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
#8
Y Zhao, A Wei, H Zhang, X Chen, L Wang, H Zhang, X Yu, Q Yuan, J Zhang, S Wang
Abnormal sialylation due to overexpression of sialyltransferases has been associated with tumorigenesis and tumor progression. Although ST6Gal-I influences cancer persistence and progression by affecting various receptors, the underlying mechanisms and mediators remain largely obscure, especially in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We found that ST6Gal-I expression was markedly upregulated in HCC tissues and cells, high levels being associated with aggressive phenotype and poor prognosis. Furthermore, we examined the roles and mechanisms of ST6Gal-I in HCC tumorigenesis and metastasis in vitro and in vivo...
May 29, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530706/akt-is-indispensable-for-coordinating-par-4-jnk-cross-talk-in-p21-downmodulation-during-er-stress
#9
R U Rasool, D Nayak, S Chakraborty, M M Faheem, B Rah, P Mahajan, V Gopinath, A Katoch, Z Iqra, S K Yousuf, D Mukherjee, L D Kumar, A Nargotra, A Goswami
The double-edged role of p21 to command survival and apoptosis is emerging. The current investigation highlights ER stress-mediated JNK activation that plausibly triggers cell death by attenuating endogenous p21 level. Here, we demonstrated that ER stress activator 3-AWA diminishes the p21 levels in cancer cells by averting the senescent phenotype to commence G2/M arrest. In essence, the deceleration in p21 level occurs through ER stress/JNK/Caspase-3 axis via activation/induction of proapoptotic Par-4 and inhibition of AKT...
May 22, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530705/ccn5-wisp-2-restores-er-%C3%A2-in-normal-and-neoplastic-breast-cells-and-sensitizes-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells-to-tamoxifen
#10
S Sarkar, A Ghosh, S Banerjee, G Maity, A Das, M A Larson, V Gupta, I Haque, O Tawfik, S K Banerjee
CCN5/WISP-2 is an anti-invasive molecule and prevents breast cancer (BC) progression. However, it is not well understood how CCN5 prevents invasive phenotypes of BC cells. CCN5 protein expression is detected in estrogen receptor-α (ER-α) -positive normal breast epithelial cells as well as BC cells, which are weakly invasive and rarely metastasize depending on the functional status of ER-α. A unique molecular relation between CCN5 and ER-α has been established as the components of the same signaling pathway that coordinate some essential signals associated with the proliferation as well as delaying the disease progression from a non-invasive to invasive phenotypes...
May 22, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530704/upregulation-of-cyp17a1-by-sp1-mediated-dna-demethylation-confers-temozolomide-resistance-through-dhea-mediated-protection-in-glioma
#11
J-Y Chuang, W-L Lo, C-Y Ko, S-Y Chou, R-M Chen, K-Y Chang, J-J Hung, W-C Su, W-C Chang, T-I Hsu
Steroidogenesis-mediated production of neurosteroids is important for brain homeostasis. Cytochrome P450 17A1 (CYP17A1), which converts pregnenolone to dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in endocrine organs and the brain, is required for prostate cancer progression and acquired chemotherapeutic resistance. However, whether CYP17A1-mediated DHEA synthesis is involved in brain tumor malignancy, especially in glioma, the most prevalent brain tumor, is unknown. To investigate the role of CYP17A1 in glioma, we determined that CYP17A1 expression is significantly increased in gliomas, which secrete more DHEA than normal astrocytes...
May 22, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530703/trpv4-plays-a-role-in-breast-cancer-cell-migration-via-ca-2-dependent-activation-of-akt-and-downregulation-of-e-cadherin-cell-cortex-protein
#12
W H Lee, L Y Choong, T H Jin, N N Mon, S Chong, C S Liew, T Putti, S Y Lu, C Harteneck, Y P Lim
TRPV4 belongs to the 'Transient Receptor Potential' (TRP) superfamily. It has been identified to profoundly affect a variety of physiological processes, including nociception, heat sensation and inflammation. Unlike other TRP superfamily channels, its role in cancers are unknown until recently when we reported TRPV4 to be required for cancer cell softness that may promote breast cancer cell extravasation and metastasis. Here, we elucidated the molecular mechanisms mediated by TRPV4 in the metastatic breast cancer cells...
May 22, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504695/epigenetic-pathway-inhibitors-represent-potential-drugs-for-treating-pancreatic-and-bronchial-neuroendocrine-tumors
#13
K E Lines, M Stevenson, P Filippakopoulos, S Müller, H E Lockstone, B Wright, S Grozinsky-Glasberg, A B Grossman, S Knapp, D Buck, C Bountra, R V Thakker
Cancer is associated with alterations in epigenetic mechanisms such as histone modifications and methylation of DNA, and inhibitors targeting epigenetic mechanisms represent a novel class of anti-cancer drugs. Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the pancreas (PNETs) and bronchus (BNETs), which may have 5-year survivals of <50% and as low as 5%, respectively, represent targets for such drugs, as >40% of PNETs and ~35% of BNETs have mutations of the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) gene, which encodes menin that modifies histones by interacting with histone methyltransferases...
May 15, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504694/the-prohibitin-repressive-interaction-with-e2f1-is-rapidly-inhibited-by-androgen-signalling-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#14
S Koushyar, G Economides, S Zaat, W Jiang, C L Bevan, D A Dart
Prohibitin (PHB) is a tumour suppressor molecule with pleiotropic activities across several cellular compartments including mitochondria, cell membrane and the nucleus. PHB and the steroid-activated androgen receptor (AR) have an interplay where AR downregulates PHB, and PHB represses AR. Additionally, their cellular locations and chromatin interactions are in dynamic opposition. We investigated the mechanisms of cell cycle inhibition by PHB and how this is modulated by AR in prostate cancer. Using a prostate cancer cell line overexpressing PHB, we analysed the gene expression changes associated with PHB-mediated cell cycle arrest...
May 15, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504693/cyclin-dependent-kinase-7-is-a-therapeutic-target-in-high-grade-glioma
#15
S A Greenall, Y C Lim, C B Mitchell, K S Ensbey, B W Stringer, A L Wilding, G M O'Neill, K L McDonald, D J Gough, B W Day, T G Johns
High-grade glioma (HGG) is an incurable brain cancer. The transcriptomes of cells within HGG tumors are highly heterogeneous. This renders the tumors unresponsive or able to adapt to therapeutics targeted at single pathways, thereby causing treatment failure. To overcome this, we focused on cyclin-dependent kinase 7 (CDK7), a ubiquitously expressed molecule involved in two major drivers of HGG pathogenesis: cell cycle progression and RNA polymerase-II-based transcription. We tested the activity of THZ1, an irreversible CDK7 inhibitor, on patient-derived primary HGG cell lines and ex vivo HGG patient tissue slices, using proliferation assays, microarray analysis, high-resolution respirometry, cell cycle analysis and in vivo tumor orthografts...
May 15, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504692/mint3-mediated-l1cam-expression-in-fibroblasts-promotes-cancer-cell-proliferation-via-integrin-%C3%AE-5%C3%AE-1-and-tumour-growth
#16
H J Nakaoka, Z Tanei, T Hara, J S Weng, A Kanamori, T Hayashi, H Sato, A Orimo, K Otsuji, K Tada, T Morikawa, T Sasaki, M Fukayama, M Seiki, Y Murakami, T Sakamoto
Fibroblasts are some of the major cells in tumour tissues that influence tumour progression and drug resistance. However, our understanding on fibroblast-mediated tumour malignancy remains incomplete. Munc18-1-interacting protein 3 (Mint3) is known as an activator of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) even during normoxia in cancer cells, macrophages and fibroblasts. Although Mint3 promotes ATP production via glycolysis by activating HIF-1 in cancer cells and macrophages, the biological role of Mint3-mediated HIF-1 activation in fibroblasts remains unclear...
May 15, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504691/cxcr3-mediates-ascites-directed-tumor-cell-migration-and-predicts-poor-outcome-in-ovarian-cancer-patients
#17
C Windmüller, D Zech, S Avril, M Boxberg, T Dawidek, B Schmalfeldt, M Schmitt, M Kiechle, H Bronger
Intraabdominal tumor dissemination is a major hallmark of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), but the underlying mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. The CXCR3 chemokine receptor supports migration of tumor cells to metastatic sites, but its role in ovarian cancer metastasis is largely unknown. Herein, we first screened two independent cohorts of high-grade serous ovarian cancers (HGSCs, discovery set n=60, validation set n=117) and 102 metastatic lesions for CXCR3 expression. In primary tumors, CXCR3 was particularly overexpressed by tumor cells at the invasive front...
May 15, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504690/microrna-645-is-an-oncogenic-regulator-in-colon-cancer
#18
S T Guo, X Y Guo, J Wang, C Y Wang, R H Yang, F H Wang, X Y Li, H Hondermarck, R F Thorne, Y F Wang, L Jin, X D Zhang, C C Jiang
Despite advances in early diagnosis and the development of molecularly targeted therapy, curative treatment of colon cancer once it has metastasized is yet to be accomplished. This is closely associated with deregulated CRC cell proliferation and resistance to apoptosis. Here we reveal that upregulation of microRNA-645 (miR-645) through DNA copy number gain is responsible for enhanced proliferation and resistance to apoptosis in colon cancer. MiR-645 was upregulated in most colon cancer tissues related to adjacent normal mucosa...
May 15, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504689/molecular-signaling-in-multiple-myeloma-association-of-ras-raf-mutations-and-mek-erk-pathway-activation
#19
J Xu, N Pfarr, V Endris, E K Mai, N H Md Hanafiah, N Lehners, R Penzel, W Weichert, A D Ho, P Schirmacher, H Goldschmidt, M Andrulis, M S Raab
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a plasma cell malignancy that is still considered to be incurable in most cases. A dominant mutation cluster has been identified in RAS/RAF genes, emphasizing the potential significance of RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK signaling as a therapeutic target. As yet, however, the clinical relevance of this finding is unclear as clinical responses to MEK inhibition in RAS-mutant MM have been mixed. We therefore assessed RAS/RAF mutation status and MEK/ERK pathway activation by both targeted sequencing and phospho-ERK immunohistochemistry in 180 tissue biopsies from 103 patients with newly diagnosed MM (NDMM) and 77 patients with relapsed/refractory MM (rrMM)...
May 15, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481368/regulation-of-mir-483-3p-by-the-o-linked-n-acetylglucosamine-transferase-links-chemosensitivity-to-glucose-metabolism-in-liver-cancer-cells
#20
F Pepe, S Pagotto, S Soliman, C Rossi, P Lanuti, C Braconi, R Mariani-Costantini, R Visone, A Veronese
The miR-483-3p is upregulated in several tumors, including liver tumors, where it inhibits TP53-dependent apoptosis by targeting the pro-apoptotic gene BBC3/PUMA. The transcriptional regulation of the miR-483-3p could be driven by the β-catenin/USF1 complex, independently from its host gene IGF2, and we previously demonstrated that in HepG2 hepatoblastoma cells carrying wild-type TP53 the upregulation of the miR-483-3p overcomes the antitumoral effects of the tumor-suppressor miR-145-5p by a mechanism involving cellular glucose availability...
May 8, 2017: Oncogenesis
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