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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454421/notch-is-a-critical-regulator-in-cervical-cancer-by-regulating-numb-splicing
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Cai Rong, Yu Feng, Zhou Ye
Cervical cancer, which is the second most common female malignancy, is characterized by the consistent presence of human papillomavirus. Inappropriate activation of Notch signaling has been associated with various types of cancer; however, the role of Notch in cervical cancer remains unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the role of Notch in cervical cancer. The methods used included the generation of plasmids, viability assays, polymerase chain reaction and western blotting The present findings demonstrated that cervical cancer samples also consistently exhibit abnormal activation of the Notch pathway...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454389/notch-signaling-is-important-for-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-induced-by-low-concentrations-of-doxorubicin-in-osteosarcoma-cell-lines
#2
Jian Yang, Weichun Guo, Lu Wang, Ling Yu, Hongjun Mei, Shuo Fang, Anyuan Chen, Yang Liu, Kezhou Xia, Gaiwei Liu
Osteosarcoma is an aggressive pediatric tumor affecting growing bones that typically occurs in adolescents and young adults. Although advances in treatment have been made in recent years, a high proportion of patients relapse due to metastases, which are frequently resistant to chemotherapy and pose a significant threat to long-term survival. Previous studies have demonstrated that the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is associated with cancer occurrence and metastasis, and our previous study demonstrated the occurrence of EMT in osteosarcoma...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446540/human-prostate-luminal-cell-differentiation-requires-notch3-induction-by-p38-mapk-and-myc
#3
Sander B Frank, Penny L Berger, Mats Ljungman, Cindy K Miranti
Many pathways dysregulated in prostate cancer are also involved in epithelial differentiation. To better understand prostate tumor initiation, we sought to investigate specific genes and mechanisms required for normal basal to luminal cell differentiation. Utilizing human prostate basal epithelial cells and an in vitro differentiation model, we tested the hypothesis that p38-MAPK regulation of NOTCH3, via MYC, is required for luminal differentiation. Inhibition (SB202190, BIRB796) or knockdown of p38α and/or p38δ prevented proper differentiation...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446464/trf-mir-1280-suppresses-stem-cell-like-cells-and-metastasis-in-colorectal-cancer
#4
Bingqing Huang, Huipeng Yang, Xixi Cheng, Dan Wang, Shuyu Fu, Wencui Shen, Qi Zhang, Lijuan Zhang, Zhenyi Xue, Yan Li, Yurong Da, Qing Yang, Zesong Li, Li Liu, Liang Qiao, Ying Kong, Zhi Yao, Peng Zhao, Min Li, Rongxin Zhang
Several studies have shown that tRNAs can be enzymatically cleaved to generate distinct classes of tRNA-derived fragments (tRF). Here we report that tRF/miR-1280, a 17bp fragment derived from tRNA(Leu) and pre-miRNA, influences Notch signaling pathways that support the function of cancer stem-like cells (CSC) in colorectal cancer progression. tRF/miR-1280 expression was decreased in human specimens of colorectal cancer (CRC). Ectopic expression of tRF/miR-1280 reduced cell proliferation and colony formation, whereas its suppression reversed these effects...
April 26, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445439/her2-in-breast-cancer-stemness-a-negative-feedback-loop-towards-trastuzumab-resistance
#5
REVIEW
Babak Nami, Zhixiang Wang
HER2 receptor tyrosine kinase that is overexpressed in approximately 20% of all breast cancers (BCs) is a poor prognosis factor and a precious target for BC therapy. Trastuzumab is approved by FDA to specifically target HER2 for treating HER2+ BC. However, about 60% of patients with HER2+ breast tumor develop de novo resistance to trastuzumab, partially due to the loss of expression of HER2 extracellular domain on their tumor cells. This is due to shedding/cleavage of HER2 by metalloproteinases (ADAMs and MMPs)...
April 26, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440207/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-cancer-progression-preventive-phytochemicals
#6
Soorya Parathodi Illam, Arunaksharan Narayanankutty, Shaji Edappilly Mathew, Remya Valsalakumari, Rosemol M Jacob, Achuthan Chathrattil Raghavamenon
BACKGROUND: Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) is the conversion of epithelial cells into mesenchymal phenotype generally observed during embryogenesis and wound healing as well as in malignant transformation. Several signaling pathways and transcription factors associated with EMT have been explored. Dietary phytochemicals are multi-targeted agents that interfere with these pathways, assume preventive potential against pathologic EMT. OBJECTIVE: Present review aims to provide a detailed description on the nature, characteristics of EMT in physiological and pathophysiological conditions and the scope of phytochemicals in its prevention...
April 24, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-cancer Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439677/ap-2%C3%AE-reverses-vincristine-induced-multidrug-resistance-of-sgc7901-gastric-cancer-cells-by-inhibiting-the-notch-pathway
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Wei Lian, Li Zhang, Long Yang, Wensheng Chen
Multidrug resistance (MDR) remains a major clinical obstacle in the treatment of gastric cancer (GC) since it causes tumor recurrence and metastasis. The transcription factor activator protein-2α (AP-2α) has been implicated in drug-resistance in breast cancer; however, its effects on MDR of gastric cancer are far from understood. In this study, we aimed to explore the effects of AP-2α on the MDR in gastric cancer cells selected by vincristine (VCR). Decreased AP-2α levels were markedly detected by RT-PCR and Western blot in gastric cancer cell lines (BGC-823, SGC-7901, AGS, MKN-45) compared with that in the gastric epithelial cell line (GES-1)...
April 24, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435250/sl2b-aptamer-and-folic-acid-dual-targeting-dna-nanostructures-for-synergic-biological-effect-with-chemotherapy-to-combat-colorectal-cancer
#8
Pengchao Sun, Nan Zhang, Yafang Tang, Yanan Yang, Xiao Chu, Yongxing Zhao
DNA nanostructures prepared by self-assembly possess good stability, high biocompatibility, and low immunogenicity as drug delivery vehicles. In this work, DNA tetrahedron (TD) was constructed and modified with SL2B aptamer (S) and folic acid (F). TD possessed a small diameter (~6 nm) and entered into the nucleus quickly. SL2B aptamer can inhibit cancer cell growth by disturbing vascular endothelial growth factor/Notch signaling pathways. To explore the effect of SL2B number on colorectal cancer inhibition, SL2B multimers (dimer, trimer, and tetramer) were constructed by functionalization of TD with different numbers of SL2B...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427185/transcriptional-landscape-of-human-cancers
#9
Mengyuan Li, Qingrong Sun, Xiaosheng Wang
The homogeneity and heterogeneity in somatic mutations, copy number alterations and methylation across different cancer types have been extensively explored. However, the related exploration based on transcriptome data is lacking. In this study we explored gene expression profiles across 33 human cancer types using The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) data. We identified consistently upregulated genes (such as E2F1, EZH2, FOXM1, MYBL2, PLK1, TTK, AURKA/B and BUB1) and consistently downregulated genes (such as SCARA5, MYOM1, NKAPL, PEG3, USP2, SLC5A7 and HMGCLL1) across various cancers...
March 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423575/activated-notch-signaling-augments-cell-growth-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-up-regulating-the-nuclear-receptor-nr4a2
#10
Bo Zhu, Lichun Sun, Wei Luo, Min Li, David H Coy, Long Yu, Wenbo Yu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most malignant cancers. Conventional therapies are limited due to the human liver being such a unique organ and easily showing side-effects. The unclear molecular mechanisms are tough challenges for scientists searching for new and effective anti-HCC targeting drugs. We identified that the nuclear receptor NR4A2 is a novel oncogene in HCC progression. In this study, we show that NR4A2 and the notch recceptor Notch1 were expressed highly in primary HCC tissues and immortal HCC cells by using qPCR, western blot and immuno-histochemistry assays...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422875/jagged1-modulated-tumor-associated-macrophage-differentiation-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-invasive-micropapillary-carcinoma-of-the-breast
#11
Hang Liu, Jingxuan Wang, Zhaoliang Liu, Le Wang, Shoujun Liu, Qingyuan Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Invasive micropapillary carcinoma of the breast (IMPC) constitutes a unique and aggressive subtype of breast cancer. We aimed to evaluate the prognostic significance of the Jagged1 (a ligand of the Notch pathway) expression, and infiltration density of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) in patients with IMPC. METHODS: Jagged1 expression and CD163+, CD68+ macrophage infiltration were evaluated by immunohistochemistry in 222 tumor samples, and the clinical significance was analyzed...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416766/notch3-overexpression-enhances-progression-and-chemoresistance-of-urothelial-carcinoma
#12
Heng Zhang, Limei Liu, Chungang Liu, Jinhong Pan, Gensheng Lu, Zhansong Zhou, Zhiwen Chen, Cheng Qian
Abnormal activation of Notch signaling is involved in the etiology of various diseases, including cancer, but the association between Notch3 expression in urothelial cancer and clinical outcome remains unclear, and the molecular mechanisms underlying Notch3 signaling activation are not well defined. In this study we examined 59 urothelial cancer patients and found that Notch3 was more highly expressed in human urothelial cancer tissues than in non-tumorous bladder tissue samples, with Notch3 overexpression being associated with poor clinical outcome...
March 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416750/annonaceous-acetogenins-mediated-up-regulation-of-notch2-exerts-growth-inhibition-in-human-gastric-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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Yan Li, Jianbin Ye, Zhongbiao Chen, Junjie Wen, Fei Li, Pengpeng Su, Yanqing Lin, Bingxin Hu, Danlin Wu, Lijun Ning, Qi Xue, Hongxiang Gu, Yunshan Ning
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer (GC) is a global health problem because of limited treatments and poor prognosis. Annonaceous acetogenins (ACGs) has been reported to exert anti-tumorigenic effects in cancer, yet the mechanism underlying its effects on GC remains largely unknown. Notch signaling plays a critical role in cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. Therefore, it may contribute to the development of GC. This study aims to explore the role of Notch2 in ACGs' activities in GC cells...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415574/prognostic-roles-of-notch-receptor-mrna-expression-in-human-ovarian-cancer
#14
Chuan Chen, Xiaojiao Wang, Shunping Huang, Lin Wang, Lili Han, Songtao Yu
Aberrant activation of Notch signaling pathway has been correlated with high grade ovarian carcinoma and carcinogenesis. However, the predictive and prognostic values of Notch signaling pathway in ovarian cancer patients remains unclear. We utilize "The Kaplan-Meier plotter" (KM plotter) background database to access the prognostic values including overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), as well as post-progression survival (PPS) of four Notch receptor mRNA expression in ovarian cancer patients...
March 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413462/identification-of-mirna-biomarkers-of-pneumonia-using-rna-sequencing-and-bioinformatics-analysis
#15
Sai Huang, Cong Feng, Yong-Zhi Zhai, Xuan Zhou, Bei Li, Li-Li Wang, Wei Chen, Fa-Qin Lv, Tan-Shi Li
Pneumonia is a lower respiratory tract infection that causes dramatic mortality worldwide. The present study aimed to investigate the pathogenesis of pneumonia and identify microRNA (miRNA) biomarkers as candidates for targeted therapy. RNA from the peripheral blood plasma of participants with pneumonia (severe, n=9; non-severe, n=9) and controls (n=9) was isolated and paired-end sequencing was performed on an Illumina HiSeq4000 system. Following the processing of raw reads, the sequences were aligned against the Genome Reference Consortium human genome assembly 38 reference genome using Bowtie2 software...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409313/extracellular-regulation-of-the-mitotic-spindle-and-fate-determinants-driving-asymmetric-cell-division
#16
Prestina Smith, Mark Azzam, Lindsay Hinck
Stem cells use mode of cell division, symmetric (SCD) versus asymmetric (ACD), to balance expansion with self-renewal and the generation of daughter cells with different cell fates. Studies in model organisms have identified intrinsic mechanisms that govern this process, which involves partitioning molecular components between daughter cells, frequently through the regulation of the mitotic spindle. Research performed in vertebrate tissues is revealing both conservation of these intrinsic mechanisms and crucial roles for extrinsic cues in regulating the frequency of these divisions...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407575/fam83d-knockdown-regulates-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-colorectal-cancer-through-inhibiting-fbxw7-notch-1-signalling-pathway
#17
Yu Mu, Hongzhi Zou, Beibei Chen, Yixiao Fan, Suxia Luo
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common malignant tumors in the digestive system, and in China its incidence is rising in recent years. The FAM83D family with sequence similarity 83, member D is associated with the occurrence and development of various cancers. However, in human colorectal cancer, the biological function of FAM83D and its molecular mechanism are still little known. In our study, we found that FAM83D mRNA expression level was markedly up-regulated in colorectal cancerous tissues when compared with that of adjacent normal colon tissues...
April 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405524/therapeutic-efficacy-of-combined-vaccination-against-tumor-pericyte-associated-antigens-dlk1-and-dlk2-in-mice
#18
Kellsye Paula L Fabian, Nina Chi-Sabins, Jennifer L Taylor, Ronald Fecek, Aliyah Weinstein, Walter J Storkus
When compared with vascular cells in normal tissues, pericytes and vascular endothelial cells (VEC) in tumor blood vessels exhibit altered morphology and epigenetic programming that leads to the expression of unique antigens that allow for differential recognition by CD8(+) T cells. We have previously shown that the Notch antagonist delta-like homolog 1 (DLK1) is a tumor pericyte-associated antigen expressed in setting of melanoma and a range of carcinomas. In this report, we show that therapeutic vaccination against DLK1 in murine models results in slowed tumor growth, but also to the compensatory expression of the DLK1 homolog, DLK2, by tumor-associated pericytes...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402268/suppression-of-radiation-induced-migration-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-through-inhibition-of-nrf2-notch-axis
#19
Qiuyue Zhao, Aihong Mao, Ruoshui Guo, Liping Zhang, Jiawei Yan, Chao Sun, Jinzhou Tang, Yancheng Ye, Yanshan Zhang, Hong Zhang
Nuclear factor E2 related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a transcription factor that is associated with tumor growth and resistance to radiation. The canonical Notch signaling pathway is also crucial for maintaining non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Aberrant Nrf2 and Notch signaling has repeatedly been showed to facilitate metastasis of NSCLC. Here, we show that radiation induce Nrf2 and Notch1 expression in NSCLC. Knockdown of Nrf2 enhanced radiosensitivity of NSCLC and reduced epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition. Importantly, we found that knockdown of Nrf2 dramatically decreased radiation-induced NSCLC invasion and significantly increased E-cadherin, but reduced N-cadherin and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2/9 expression...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393194/metallothionein-1g-promotes-the-differentiation-of-ht-29-human-colorectal-cancer-cells
#20
Juan Martín Arriaga, Alicia Inés Bravo, José Mordoh, Michele Bianchini
Metallothioneins (MTs) are a family of low-molecular-weight, cysteine-rich proteins involved in zinc and redox metabolism, that are epigenetically downregulated during colorectal cancer (CRC) progression, but may be re-induced with a variety of agents. Since loss of MT expression is associated with a worse prognosis, in the present study we investigated the effects of overexpression of the most significantly downregulated isoform in CRC, namely MT1G, on the HT-29 cell line. Overexpression of MT1G resulted in xenograft tumors with an aberrant morphology, characterized by an evident increase in mucin-containing cells that were identified as goblet cells under electron microscopy...
May 2017: Oncology Reports
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