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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915653/dual-targeting-of-mdm2-and-bcl2-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-in-neuroblastoma
#1
Alan Van Goethem, Nurten Yigit, Myrthala Moreno-Smith, Sanjeev A Vasudevan, Eveline Barbieri, Frank Speleman, Jason Shohet, Jo Vandesompele, Tom Van Maerken
Wild-type p53 tumor suppressor activity in neuroblastoma tumors is hampered by increased MDM2 activity, making selective MDM2 antagonists an attractive therapeutic strategy for this childhood malignancy. Since monotherapy in cancer is generally not providing long-lasting clinical responses, we here aimed to identify small molecule drugs that synergize with idasanutlin (RG7388). To this purpose we evaluated 15 targeted drugs in combination with idasanutlin in three p53 wild type neuroblastoma cell lines and identified the BCL2 inhibitor venetoclax (ABT-199) as a promising interaction partner...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915594/identification-of-precision-treatment-strategies-for-relapsed-refractory-multiple-myeloma-by-functional-drug-sensitivity-testing
#2
Muntasir Mamun Majumder, Raija Silvennoinen, Pekka Anttila, David Tamborero, Samuli Eldfors, Bhagwan Yadav, Riikka Karjalainen, Heikki Kuusanmäki, Juha Lievonen, Alun Parsons, Minna Suvela, Esa Jantunen, Kimmo Porkka, Caroline A Heckman
Novel agents have increased survival of multiple myeloma (MM) patients, however high-risk and relapsed/refractory patients remain challenging to treat and their outcome is poor. To identify novel therapies and aid treatment selection for MM, we assessed the ex vivo sensitivity of 50 MM patient samples to 308 approved and investigational drugs. With the results we i) classified patients based on their ex vivo drug response profile; ii) identified and matched potential drug candidates to recurrent cytogenetic alterations; and iii) correlated ex vivo drug sensitivity to patient outcome...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910164/botryoid-odontogenic-cyst-exploration-of-proliferative-activity-apoptosis-and-expression-of-tp53-and-bcl2-compared-to-the-histologically-identical-lateral-periodontal-and-gingival-cysts
#3
R S Redman, E Paal, S Chauhan, R Avers, N Bayley
The botryoid odontogenic cyst (BOC) is a rare, locally more aggressive variant of the usually indolent lateral periodontal cyst (LPC) and gingival cyst (GC). A recent case of BOC provided an opportunity for an exploratory study on the causes of its more aggressive behavior. The limited objective was to see if the BOC was sufficiently different from the other cysts to warrant an investment in a large study. Sections of neutral buffered formalin fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues from the BOC and archival specimens of four GCs, four LPCs and three odontogenic keratocysts (OKCs) were stained using immunohistochemistry for Ki-67, a marker of proliferating cells, caspase-3, a marker of cells undergoing apoptosis, tumor suppressor p53, and the apoptosis inhibitor BCL2...
September 14, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901395/role-of-matrix-metalloproteinase%C3%A2-7-and-apoptosis%C3%A2-associated-gene-expression-levels-in-the-pathogenesis-of-atrial-fibrosis-in-a-beagle-dog-model
#4
Min Jia, Zai-Bo Li, Lin Li, Hong-Tao Chu, Zhuang-Zhuang Li
The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential role of matrix metalloproteinase‑7 (MMP‑7) and apoptosis‑associated genes [TIMP metallopeptidase inhibitor 2(TIMP‑2), BCL2 associated X, apoptosis regulator (BAX) and BCL2, apoptosis regulator (BCL‑2)] in the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation (AF) in a Beagle dog model. A total of 20 adult male Beagle dogs were randomly assigned into the AF group (n=10; Beagle dogs were treated by Burst stimulation to induce AF) and the control group (n=10; healthy Beagle dogs)...
August 31, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900081/-mir-218-promoted-the-apoptosis-of-human-ovarian-carcinoma-cells-via-suppression-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#5
Y Huang, S-H Liang, L-B Xiang, X-T Han, W Zhang, J Tang, X-H Wu, M-Q Zhang
MicroRNA-218 (miR-218) is a short, noncoding RNA, with multiple biological functions. In this study, we aimed to investigate the potential effects of miR-218 on the apoptosis of human ovarian carcinoma cells and the underlying mechanisms by which miR-218 exerted its actions. After over-expressing miR-218 in human ovarian carcinoma (OVCAR3) cells, cell viability was determined by MTT method, cell apoptosis was observed by flow cytometry (FCM), mRNA expression of miR-218, Bcl2, Bax was measured by RT-PCR and protein expression levels of Wnt, tankyrase and β-catenin were quantified by Western blots...
July 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882611/generation-and-crispr-cas9-editing-of-transformed-progenitor-b-cells-as-a-pseudo-physiological-system-to-study-dna-repair-gene-function-in-v-d-j-recombination
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Hélène Lenden Hasse, Chloé Lescale, Joy J Bianchi, Wei Yu, Marie Bedora-Faure, Ludovic Deriano
Antigen receptor gene assembly is accomplished in developing lymphocytes by the V(D)J recombination reaction, which can be separated into two steps: DNA cleavage by the recombination-activating gene (RAG) nuclease and joining of DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) by components of the nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ) pathway. Deficiencies for NHEJ factors can result in immunodeficiency and a propensity to accumulate genomic instability, thus highlighting the importance of identifying all players in this process and deciphering their functions...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875417/chlorogenic-acid-regulates-apoptosis-and-stem-cell-marker-related-gene-expression-in-a549-human-lung-cancer-cells
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Kazuo Yamagata, Yuri Izawa, Daiki Onodera, Motoki Tagami
Previous studies indicated that chlorogenic acid, a compound present in many fruits and vegetables, has anti-cancer activities. We report that chlorogenic acid regulates the expression of apoptosis-related genes and self-renewal-related stem cell markers in cancer cells. The lung cancer cell line A549 was cultured with or without chlorogenic acid. The presence of chlorogenic acid decreased cell proliferation as measured by MTT activity. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) showed that treatment of cells with chlorogenic acid reduced the expression of BCL2 but increased that of both BAX and CASP3...
September 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855652/xwl-1-48-exerts-antitumor-activity-via-targeting-topoisomerase-ii-and-enhancing-degradation-of-mdm2-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#8
Yajie Wang, Hua Sun, Zhiyan Xiao, Dan Zhang, Xiuqi Bao, Ning Wei
A novel podophyllotoxin derivative, XWL-1-48, was synthesized as an oral topoisomerase II inhibitor. kDNA decatenation assay indicated that XWL-1-48 significantly inhibited topoisomerase II activity in a concentration-dependent manner. Moreover, the cytotoxicity of XWL-1-48 is more potent than its congener GL331 and the IC50 values are from 0.34 ± 0.21 to 3.54 ± 0.54 µM in 10 cancer cell lines including KBV200 cells with P-gp overexpression. Noticeably, XWL-1-48 exerted potent antitumor activity in in vitro and in vivo human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) model...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855578/hur-targeted-small-molecule-inhibitor-exhibits-cytotoxicity-towards-human-lung-cancer-cells
#9
Ranganayaki Muralidharan, Meghna Mehta, Rebaz Ahmed, Sudeshna Roy, Liang Xu, Jeffrey Aubé, Allshine Chen, Yan Daniel Zhao, Terence Herman, Rajagopal Ramesh, Anupama Munshi
Human antigen (Hu) R is an RNA-binding protein whose overexpression in human cancer correlates with aggressive disease, drug resistance, and poor prognosis. HuR inhibition has profound anticancer activity. Pharmacologic inhibitors can overcome the limitations of genetic inhibition. In this study, we examined the antitumor activity of CMLD-2, a small-molecule inhibitor directed against HuR, using non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) as a model. CMLD-2 efficacy was tested in vitro using H1299, A549, HCC827, and H1975 NSCLC cells and MRC-9 and CCD-16 normal human fibroblasts...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855351/non-hodgkin-and-hodgkin-lymphomas-select-for-overexpression-of-bclw
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Clare M Adams, Ramkrishna Mitra, Jerald Gong, Christine M Eischen
PURPOSE: B-cell lymphomas must acquire resistance to apoptosis during their development. We recently discovered BCLW, an anti-apoptotic BCL2 family member thought only to contribute to spermatogenesis, was overexpressed in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and Burkitt lymphoma. To gain insight into the contribution of BCLW to B-cell lymphomas and its potential to confer resistance to BCL2 inhibitors, we investigated the expression of BCLW and the other anti-apoptotic BCL2 family members in six different B-cell lymphomas...
August 29, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852199/mutant-jak3-phosphoproteomic-profiling-predicts-synergism-between-jak3-inhibitors-and-mek-bcl2-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#11
S Degryse, C E de Bock, S Demeyer, I Govaerts, S Bornschein, D Verbeke, K Jacobs, S Binos, D A Skerrett-Byrne, H C Murray, N M Verrills, P Van Vlierberghe, J Cools, M D Dun
Mutations in the interleukin-7 receptor (IL7R) or the JAK3 kinase occur frequently in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and both are able to drive cellular transformation and the development of T-ALL in mouse models. However, the signal transduction pathways downstream of JAK3 mutations remain poorly characterized. Here, we describe the phosphoproteome downstream of the JAK3(L857Q)/(M511I) activating mutations in transformed Ba/F3 lymphocyte cells. Signaling pathways regulated by JAK3 mutants were assessed following acute inhibition of JAK1/JAK3 using the JAK kinase inhibitors ruxolitinib or tofacitinib...
August 30, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851813/the-influential-role-of-bcl2-family-members-in-synovial-sarcomagenesis
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Jared J Barrott, Ju-Fen Zhu, Kyllie Smith-Fry, Asia M Susko, Dakota Nollner, Lance Burrell, Amir Pozner, Mario R Capecchi, Jeffrey T Yap, Lisa A Cannon-Albright, Xingming Deng, Kevin B Jones
Synovial sarcomas are deadly soft-tissue malignancies associated with t(X;18) balanced chromosomal translocations. Expression of the apoptotic regulator BCL2 is prominent in synovial sarcomas and has prompted the hypothesis that synovial sarcomagenesis may depend on it. Herein, it is demonstrated that Bcl2 overexpression enhances synovial sarcomagenesis in an animal model. Further, we determined increased familial clustering of human synovial sarcoma patients with victims of other BCL2-associated malignancies in the Utah Population Database...
August 29, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842171/colistin-induced-autophagy-and-apoptosis-involves-the-jnk-bcl2-bax-signaling-pathway-and-jnk-p53-ros-positive-feedback-loop-in-pc-12-cells
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Ziyin Lu, Yusong Miao, Ishfaq Muhammad, Erjie Tian, Wanjun Hu, Jian Wang, Bo Wang, Rui Li, Jichang Li
Our recent study demonstrated neurotoxicity of colistin-induced autophagy and apoptosis in PC-12 cells, and that autophagy reached peak level at 12 h. In this study, we scrutinized the role of JNK in colistin-induced neurotoxicity and demonstrated the relationship among JNK, p53 and ROS in colistin treated PC-12 cells. Colistin-induced autophagy and apoptosis by JNK inhibition/activation were examined by western blotting, electron microscopy, and immunofluorescence/fluorescence microscopy. The results indicated that colistin induced JNK activation reached peak level at 12 h, while the highest levels of p-Bcl2/Bcl2 were observed at 12 h and Bax/Bcl2 significantly increased in a time-dependent manner...
August 24, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840369/novel-histone-deacetylase-8-selective-inhibitor-1-3-4-oxadiazole-alanine-hybrid-induces-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Vijaya Rao Pidugu, Nagendra Sastry Yarla, Anupam Bishayee, Arunasree M Kalle, Alapati Krishna Satya
Identification of isoform-specific histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) is a significant advantage to overcome the adverse side effects of pan-HDACi for the treatment of various diseases, including cancer. We have designed, and synthesized novel 1,3,4 oxadiazole with glycine/alanine hybrids as HDAC8-specific inhibitors and preliminary evaluation has indicated that 1,3,4 oxadiazole with alanine hybrid [(R)-2-amino-N-((5-phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)methyl)propanamide (10b)] to be a potent HDAC8 inhibitor. In the present study, the in vitro efficacy of the molecule in inhibiting the cancer cell proliferation and the underlying molecular mechanism was studied...
August 24, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826362/mir-3074-5p-promotes-the-apoptosis-but-inhibits-the-invasiveness-of-human-extravillous-trophoblast-derived-htr8-svneo-cells-in-vitro
#15
Yan Gu, Yan Shi, Qian Yang, Wen-Wen Gu, Ya-Ping He, Hua-Jun Zheng, Xuan Zhang, Jian-Mei Wang, Jian Wang
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to observe the effects of the overexpression of miR-3074-5p in human trophoblast cells in vitro. DESIGN: Experimental in vitro study in HTR8/SVneo cells. METHODS: HTR8/SVneo cells were transfected with miR-3074-5p mimic. The cell apoptosis and invasion were measured via flow cytometry and transwell assay, respectively. The expression levels of P53, Cyclin Dependent Kinase Inhibitor 1B (P27), BCL-2, BCL2 associated X (BAX), and BCL2 like 14 (BCL-G) in HTR8/SVneo cells were determined by Western blot...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806762/a-becn1-mutation-mediates-hyperactive-autophagic-sequestration-of-amyloid-oligomers-and-improved-cognition-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#16
Altea Rocchi, Soh Yamamoto, Tabitha Ting, Yuying Fan, Katherine Sadleir, Yigang Wang, Weiran Zhang, Sui Huang, Beth Levine, Robert Vassar, Congcong He
Impairment of the autophagy pathway has been observed during the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by abnormal deposition of extracellular and intracellular amyloid β (Aβ) peptides. Yet the role of autophagy in Aβ production and AD progression is complex. To study whether increased basal autophagy plays a beneficial role in Aβ clearance and cognitive improvement, we developed a novel genetic model to hyperactivate autophagy in vivo. We found that knock-in of a point mutation F121A in the essential autophagy gene Beclin 1/Becn1 in mice significantly reduces the interaction of BECN1 with its inhibitor BCL2, and thus leads to constitutively active autophagy even under non-autophagy-inducing conditions in multiple tissues, including brain...
August 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804614/protective-effect-of-bioactive-compounds-from-echinophora-cinerea-against-cisplatin-induced-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-the-pc12-cell-line
#17
Yald Shokoohinia, Shekoufeh Khajouei, Farahnaz Ahmadi, Nastaran Ghiasvand, Leila Hosseinzadeh
OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to evaluate the protective effect of the compounds isolated from Echinophora cinerea (E. cinerea) against oxidative stress and apoptosis induced by cisplatin (CIS) in PC12 cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six compounds were isolated as quercetrin-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (QUE), osthol (OST), verbenone-5-O-β-D-glycopyranoside (VER), Isoimperatorin (ISO), kaempferol-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (KAM), and echinophorin B (ECH). For this study, we used MTT reduction assay for detection of protective effects of isolated compounds on CIS-induced cytotoxicity in PC12 cells...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801451/adult-high-grade-b-cell-lymphoma-with-burkitt-lymphoma-signature-genomic-features-and-potential-therapeutic-targets
#18
Alyssa Bouska, Chengfeng Bi, Waseem Lone, Weiwei Zhang, Ambreen Kedwaii, Tayla Heavican, Cynthia M Lachel, Jiayu Yu, Roberto Ferro, Nanees Eldorghamy, Timothy C Greiner, Julie Vose, Dennis D Weisenburger, Randy D Gascoyne, Andreas Rosenwald, German Ott, Elias Campo, Lisa M Rimsza, Elaine S Jaffe, Rita M Braziel, Reiner Siebert, Rodney R Miles, Sandeep Dave, Anupama Reddy, Jan Delabie, Louis M Staudt, Joo Y Song, Timothy W McKeithan, Kai Fu, Michael Green, Wing C Chan, Javeed Iqbal
The adult high-grade B-cell lymphomas sharing molecular features with Burkitt lymphoma (BL) are highly aggressive lymphomas with poor clinical outcome. High-resolution structural and functional genomic analysis of adult Burkitt lymphoma (BL) and high-grade B-cell lymphoma with BL gene-signature (adult-mBL), revealed the MYC-ARF-p53 axis as the primary deregulated pathway. Adult-mBL had either unique or more frequent genomic aberrations (del13q14, del17p, gain8q24 and gain18q21) compared with pediatric-mBL, but shared commonly mutated genes...
August 11, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799432/targeted-therapies-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-focus-on-flt-3-inhibitors-and-abt199
#19
Kiran Naqvi, Marina Konopleva, Farhad Ravandi
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remains a therapeutic challenge. Despite ongoing research, the standard therapy for AML has not changed significantly in the past four decades. With the identification of cytogenetic and molecular abnormalities, several promising therapeutic agents are currently being investigated. FLT3 mutation is a well-recognized target seen in 30% of the cytogenetically normal AML. More recently, the BCL2 family of anti-apoptotic proteins have also generated great interest as a therapeutic target...
August 21, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794048/hepatitis-c-virus-core-protein-modulates-endoglin-cd105-signaling-pathway-for-liver-pathogenesis
#20
Young-Chan Kwon, Reina Sasaki, Keith Meyer, Ranjit Ray
Endoglin is part of the TGF-β receptor complex and has a crucial role in fibrogenesis and angiogenesis. It is also an important protein for tumor growth, survival, and cancer cell metastasis. In our previous study, we have shown that hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection induces epithelial-mesenchymal transition state (EMT) and cancer stem-like cell (CSC) properties in human hepatocytes. Our array data suggested that endoglin (CD105) mRNA is significantly upregulated in HCV associated CSCs. In this study, we have observed increased endoglin expression on the cell surface of HCV core expressing hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2) cell line or immortalized human hepatocytes (IHH) and activation of its downstream signaling molecules...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Virology
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