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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922189/optimal-arac-cytotoxicity-to-aml-cells-requires-erk5-activity
#1
Ruifang Zheng, George P Studzinski
Cytarabine (AraC) has been the primary treatment agent for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in the past 30 years, but the precise mechanism of its action is not completely known. Here we assessed the role of ERK5 in AraC-induced cell death in AML cell lines HL60 and U937 using ERK5 inhibitors BIX02189 and XMD8-92. We report that inhibition of MEK5/ERK5 activity reduces AraC-induced cell death, DNA damage, the upregulated DNA damage biomarkers, and produced G2 phase cell cycle arrest. In addition, the pro-survival protein P-Bcl2 Ser70 was found to be associated with decreased AraC-induced cell death following XMD8-92 treatment, suggesting a regulatory role of ERK5 on Bcl2 phosphorylation...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918592/microrna-497-induces-apoptosis-and-suppresses-proliferation-via-the-bcl-2-bax-caspase9-caspase3-pathway-and-cyclin-d2-protein-in-huvecs
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Ridong Wu, Shi Tang, Mian Wang, Xiangdong Xu, Chen Yao, Shenming Wang
INTRODUCTION: MicroRNAs play crucial roles in various types of diseases. However, to date, no information about the role of miR-497 in the development of atherosclerosis has been reported. This study investigated the possible role of miR-497 in vascular endothelial cell injury during the early stage of atherosclerosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression level of miR-497 in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) exposed to ox-LDL was detected using qRT-PCR...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907212/diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-cell-line-u-2946-model-for-mcl1-inhibitor-testing
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Hilmar Quentmeier, Hans G Drexler, Vivien Hauer, Roderick A F MacLeod, Claudia Pommerenke, Cord C Uphoff, Margarete Zaborski, Mattias Berglund, Gunilla Enblad, Rose-Marie Amini
Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma worldwide. We describe the establishment and molecular characteristics of the DLBCL cell line U-2946. This cell line was derived from a 52-year-old male with DLBCL. U-2946 cells carried the chromosomal translocation t(8;14) and strongly expressed MYC, but not the mature B-cell lymphoma associated oncogenes BCL2 and BCL6. Instead, U-2946 cells expressed the antiapoptotic BCL2 family member MCL1 which was highly amplified genomically (14n)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904736/the-biology-behind-b-cell-lymphoma-2-as-a-target-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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REVIEW
Valentín Ortíz-Maldonado, Pablo Mozas, Julio Delgado
B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2)-type proteins are key regulators of the intrinsic or mitochondrial pathway for apoptosis. Since escape from apoptosis is one the main 'hallmarks of cancer', BCL2 inhibitors have emerged as promising therapeutic agents for diverse lymphoid malignancies, particularly chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Multiple clinical trials have shown efficacy of these agents in patients with relapsed/refractory disease with a favorable toxicity profile. Moreover, some clinical trials indicate that combination with monoclonal antibodies and other novel agents may enhance their effect...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894215/the-molecular-pathogenesis-of-mantle-cell-lymphoma
#5
Niklas Vogt, Beiying Dai, Tabea Erdmann, Wolfgang E Berdel, Georg Lenz
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is characterized by the translocation t(11;14) leading to constitutive cyclin D1 overexpression. However, overexpression of cyclin D1 alone is insufficient to cause malignant transformation. Secondary genetic alterations and deregulated signaling pathways involved in DNA damage response, cell proliferation, and apoptosis are indispensable for MCL lymphomagenesis. Recent studies investigating the biology of MCL have revealed crucial importance of B-cell receptor (BCR), nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB), phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), and BCL2 signaling for the molecular pathogenesis of MCL...
November 28, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890930/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-interrupt-hsp90-rasgrp1-and-hsp90-craf-interactions-to-upregulate-bim-and-circumvent-drug-resistance-in-lymphoma-cells
#6
H Ding, K L Peterson, C Correia, B Koh, P A Schneider, G S Nowakowski, S H Kaufmann
Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors, which are approved for the treatment of cutaneous T cell lymphoma and multiple myeloma, are undergoing evaluation in other lymphoid neoplasms. How they kill susceptible cells is incompletely understood. Here we show that trichostatin A, romidepsin, and panobinostat induce apoptosis across a panel of malignant B cell lines, including lines that are intrinsically resistant to bortezomib, etoposide, cytarabine, and BH3 mimetics. Further analysis traces the pro-apoptotic effects of HDAC inhibitors to increased acetylation of the chaperone heat shock protein 90 (HSP90), causing release and degradation of the HSP90 client proteins RASGRP1 and CRAF, which in turn leads to downregulation of mitogen activated protein kinase pathway signaling and upregulation of the pro-apoptotic BCL2 family member BIM in vitro and in vivo...
November 28, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864821/effect-of-alterations-in-apoptotic-pathway-on-development-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-patients-with-psoriasis-vulgaris
#7
S Korkmaz, H Korkmaz
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of changes in gene expression of apoptosis activators (BAX, cytocrome-c [cyt-c], and caspase-3) and apoptosis inhibitors (BCL2, survivin, cyclin D1 [CCND1], SOD, catalase 3 [CAT], glutathione synthetase [GS], heat shock protein [HSP]27, HSP60, HSP70, and HSP90) on the development of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in patients with psoriasis vulgarins. METHODS: Fifty patients with psoriasis were enrolled in the study, 25 of whom had MetS...
November 18, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863838/resveratrol-enhances-the-efficacy-of-sorafenib-mediated-apoptosis-in-human-breast-cancer-mcf7-cells-through-ros-cell-cycle-inhibition-caspase-3-and-parp-cleavage
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Arindam Mondal, Lunawati L Bennett
Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment options, breast cancer is one of the main causes of cancer related death among women worldwide. Present study is aimed to preliminarily evaluate our hypothesis that the combination of resveratrol (RSV), a natural antioxidant, and lower dose of sorafenib (SF), a multi-kinase inhibitor and a component of ERK1/2 (extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2) pathway, would augment apoptosis in human breast cancer MCF7 cells. MCF7 cellexpressions s were treated with RSV, SF and their combination...
November 15, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843613/mechanisms-of-resistance-to-egfr-targeted-drugs-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Floriana Morgillo, Carminia Maria Della Corte, Morena Fasano, Fortunato Ciardiello
Despite the improvement in clinical outcomes derived by the introduction of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) in the treatment of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumours harbour EGFR-activating mutations, prognosis remains unfavourable because of the occurrence of either intrinsic or acquired resistance. We reviewed the published literature and abstracts of oral and poster presentations from international conferences addressing EGFR-TKIs resistance mechanisms discovered in preclinical models and in patients with NSCLC...
2016: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825467/future-therapeutic-options-for-patients-with-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia
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REVIEW
Jorge J Castillo, Zachary R Hunter, Guang Yang, Kimon Argyropoulos, M Lia Palomba, Steven P Treon
Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is a rare lymphoma characterized by the accumulation of IgM-producing lymphoplasmacytic cells. Although WM patients can experience prolonged remissions, the disease invariably recurs. Therefore, novel treatments associated with higher success rates and lower toxicity profiles are needed. The discovery of recurrent mutations in the MYD88 and CXCR4 genes has unraveled potential therapeutic targets in WM patients. As a result of these findings and based on the design and execution of a prospective clinical trial, the FDA granted approval to ibrutinib, an oral Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, to treat patients with symptomatic WM...
June 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808579/predictive-and-prognostic-biomarkers-in-the-era-of-new-targeted-therapies-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#11
Davide Rossi, Bernhard Gerber, Georg Stüssi
Treatment options for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have improved with the introduction of the B-cell receptor inhibitors ibrutinib and idelalisib, and of the BCL2 inhibitor venetoclax. While awaiting the results of head to head comparisons between novel agents and chemoimmunotherapy, predictive biomarkers can assist physicians in treatment tailoring. Though novel agents have modified the landscape of predictors at the time of treatment requirement, the usefulness of historical CLL prognostic biomarkers is still up-to-date when considering anticipation of time to first treatment...
November 3, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806433/targeting-bcl2-with-bh3-mimetics-basic-science-and-clinical-application-of-venetoclax-in-cll-and-related-b-cell-malignancies
#12
Andrew W Roberts, David C S Huang
The intracellular protein B-cell-lymphoma-2 (BCL2) has been considered an attractive target for cancer therapy since the discovery of its function as a major promoter of cell survival (an anti-apoptotic) in the late 1980s. However, the challenges of targeting a protein-protein interaction delayed the discovery of fit-for-purpose molecules until the mid-2000s. Since then, a series of high affinity small organic molecules that inhibits the interaction of BCL2 with the apoptotic machinery, the so-called BH3-mimetics, have been developed...
November 2, 2016: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805565/computationally-designed-high-specificity-inhibitors-delineate-the-roles-of-bcl2-family-proteins-in-cancer
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Stephanie Berger, Erik Procko, Daciana Margineantu, Erinna F Lee, Betty W Shen, Alex Zelter, Daniel-Adriano Silva, Kusum Chawla, Marco J Herold, Jean-Marc Garnier, Richard Johnson, Michael J MacCoss, Guillaume Lessene, Trisha N Davis, Patrick S Stayton, Barry L Stoddard, W Douglas Fairlie, David M Hockenbery, David Baker
Many cancers overexpress one or more of the six human pro-survival BCL2 family proteins to evade apoptosis. To determine which BCL2 protein or proteins block apoptosis in different cancers, we computationally designed three-helix bundle protein inhibitors specific for each BCL2 pro-survival protein. Following in vitro optimization, each inhibitor binds its target with high picomolar to low nanomolar affinity and at least 300-fold specificity. Expression of the designed inhibitors in human cancer cell lines revealed unique dependencies on BCL2 proteins for survival which could not be inferred from other BCL2 profiling methods...
November 2, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795807/cox-2-inhibition-protects-against-hypoxia-reoxygenation-induced-cardiomyocyte-apoptosis-via-akt-dependent-enhancement-of-inos-expression
#14
Lei Pang, Yin Cai, Eva Hoi Ching Tang, Dan Yan, Ramoji Kosuru, Haobo Li, Michael G Irwin, Haichun Ma, Zhengyuan Xia
The present study explored the potential causal link between ischemia-driven cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression and enhanced apoptosis during myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) by using H9C2 cardiomyocytes and primary rat cardiomyocytes subjected to hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R). The results showed that H/R resulted in higher COX-2 expression than that of controls, which was prevented by pretreatment with Helenalin (NFκB specific inhibitor). Furthermore, pretreatment with NS398 (COX-2 specific inhibitor) significantly attenuated H/R-induced cell injury [lower lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) leakage and enhanced cell viability] and apoptosis (higher Bcl2 expression and lower level of cleaved caspases-3 and TUNEL-positive cells) in cardiomyocytes...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788210/nuclear-commd1-is-associated-with-cisplatin-sensitivity-in-ovarian-cancer
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Alina Fedoseienko, Hylke W Wieringa, G Bea A Wisman, Evelien Duiker, Anna K L Reyners, Marten H Hofker, Ate G J van der Zee, Bart van de Sluis, Marcel A T M van Vugt
Copper metabolism MURR1 domain 1 (COMMD1) protein is a multifunctional protein, and its expression has been correlated with patients' survival in different types of cancer. In vitro studies revealed that COMMD1 plays a role in sensitizing cancer cell lines to cisplatin, however, the mechanism and its role in platinum sensitivity in cancer has yet to be established. We evaluated the role of COMMD1 in cisplatin sensitivity in A2780 ovarian cancer cells and the relation between COMMD1 expression and response to platinum-based therapy in advanced stage high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) patients...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777645/targeting-glial-mitochondrial-function-for-protection-from-cerebral-ischemia-relevance-mechanisms-and-the-role-of-micrornas
#16
Le Li, Creed M Stary
Astrocytes and microglia play crucial roles in the response to cerebral ischemia and are effective targets for stroke therapy in animal models. MicroRNAs (miRs) are important posttranscriptional regulators of gene expression that function by inhibiting the translation of select target genes. In astrocytes, miR expression patterns regulate mitochondrial function in response to oxidative stress via targeting of Bcl2 and heat shock protein 70 family members. Mitochondria play an active role in microglial activation, and miRs regulate the microglial neuroinflammatory response...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776559/improving-nelarabine-efficacy-in-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-by-targeting-aberrant-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
#17
Annalisa Lonetti, Alessandra Cappellini, Alice Bertaina, Franco Locatelli, Andrea Pession, Francesca Buontempo, Camilla Evangelisti, Cecilia Evangelisti, Ester Orsini, Laura Zambonin, Luca Maria Neri, Alberto Maria Martelli, Francesca Chiarini
BACKGROUND: Although in recent years, the introduction of novel chemotherapy protocols has improved the outcome of T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) patients, refractory and/or relapsing disease remains a foremost concern. In this context, a major contribution was provided by the introduction of the nucleoside analog nelarabine, approved for salvage treatment of T-ALL patients with refractory/relapsed disease. However, nelarabine could induce a life-threatening, dose-dependent neurotoxicity...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775704/pim1-kinase-regulates-cell-death-tumor-growth-and-chemotherapy-response-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#18
Fara Brasó-Maristany, Simone Filosto, Steven Catchpole, Rebecca Marlow, Jelmar Quist, Erika Francesch-Domenech, Darren A Plumb, Leila Zakka, Patrycja Gazinska, Gianmaria Liccardi, Pascal Meier, Albert Gris-Oliver, Maggie Chon U Cheang, Anna Perdrix-Rosell, Manar Shafat, Elodie Noël, Nirmesh Patel, Kristen McEachern, Maurizio Scaltriti, Pau Castel, Farzana Noor, Richard Buus, Sumi Mathew, Johnathan Watkins, Violeta Serra, Pierfrancesco Marra, Anita Grigoriadis, Andrew N Tutt
Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) have poor prognosis and lack targeted therapies. Here we identified increased copy number and expression of the PIM1 proto-oncogene in genomic data sets of patients with TNBC. TNBC cells, but not nonmalignant mammary epithelial cells, were dependent on PIM1 for proliferation and protection from apoptosis. PIM1 knockdown reduced expression of the anti-apoptotic factor BCL2, and dynamic BH3 profiling of apoptotic priming revealed that PIM1 prevents mitochondrial-mediated apoptosis in TNBC cell lines...
November 2016: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773673/polo-like-kinase-1-regulates-myc-stabilization-and-activates-a-feedforward-circuit-promoting-tumor-cell-survival
#19
Daibiao Xiao, Ming Yue, Hexiu Su, Ping Ren, Jue Jiang, Feng Li, Yufeng Hu, Haining Du, Hudan Liu, Guoliang Qing
MYCN amplification in human cancers predicts poor prognosis and resistance to therapy. However, pharmacological strategies that directly target N-Myc, the protein encoded by MYCN, remain elusive. Here, we identify a molecular mechanism responsible for reciprocal activation between Polo-like kinase-1 (PLK1) and N-Myc. PLK1 specifically binds to the SCF(Fbw7) ubiquitin ligase, phosphorylates it, and promotes its autopolyubiquitination and proteasomal degradation, counteracting Fbw7-mediated degradation of N-Myc and additional substrates, including cyclin E and Mcl1...
October 4, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770735/analogue-based-drug-design-synthesis-molecular-docking-and-anticancer-evaluation-of-novel-chromene-sulfonamide-hybrids-as-aromatase-inhibitors-and-apoptosis-enhancers
#20
Mostafa M Ghorab, Mansour S Alsaid, Ghada H Al-Ansary, Ghada A Abdel-Latif, Dalal A Abou El Ella
Twenty novel chromene derivatives carrying different sulfonamide moieties (3-22) were designed and synthesized. All the newly prepared compounds were evaluated for their in vitro anticancer activity against breast cancer cell line (T47D). Most of the synthesized compounds showed good to moderate activity (IC50 = 8.8-108.9 μM), where compound 16 (IC50 = 8.8 μM) exhibited higher activity compared to doxorubicin (IC50 = 9.8 μM). In order to determine the mechanism of the anticancer activity in T47D cells, the effect of the most potent compounds (5-8, 11-14, and 16-18) on the aromatase activity was tested...
October 13, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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