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Denghe Liu, Lu Sun, Xue Qin, Tianhua Liu, Shu Zhang, Yinkun Liu, Shan Li, Kun Guo
OBJECTIVE: Reprogramming energy metabolism has been defined as the ninth hallmark of cancer; glucose deprivation might be a novel, feasible and effective approach for cancer treatment. However, the comprehensive illustration of behavior alteration of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells induced by glucose restriction is lacking and associated molecular mechanism is still unclear. METHODS: Three human HCC cell lines were cultured with normal control (25.0 mM D-glucose) and low glucose (5...
September 2016: Discovery Medicine
Ting Ni, Xiao-Yan Li, Na Lu, Teng An, Zhi-Ping Liu, Rong Fu, Wen-Cong Lv, Yi-Wei Zhang, Xiao-Jun Xu, R Grant Rowe, Yong-Shun Lin, Amanda Scherer, Tamar Feinberg, Xiao-Qi Zheng, Bao-An Chen, X Shirley Liu, Qing-Long Guo, Zhao-Qiu Wu, Stephen J Weiss
The zinc-finger transcription factor Snail1 is inappropriately expressed in breast cancer and associated with poor prognosis. While interrogating human databases, we uncovered marked decreases in relapse-free survival of breast cancer patients expressing high Snail1 levels in tandem with wild-type, but not mutant, p53. Using a Snail1 conditional knockout model of mouse breast cancer that maintains wild-type p53, we find that Snail1 plays an essential role in tumour progression by controlling the expansion and activity of tumour-initiating cells in preneoplastic glands and established tumours, whereas it is not required for normal mammary development...
October 17, 2016: Nature Cell Biology
Jing Zuo, Dahu Wang, Haitao Shen, Fengling Liu, Jing Han, Xianghong Zhang
One of the important mediators of Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is the Snail1 protein (encoded by SNAI1) which facilitates transition to mesenchymal state by transcriptionally repressing the epithelial cell marker E-cadherin. Given its central role in EMT and tumor metastasis, the cell has evolved multiple levels of regulatory mechanism at transcriptional, post-transcriptional, and post-translational level to regulate SNAI1 expression. Recently, miR-153 has been shown to regulate SNAI1 expression in hepatocellular carcinoma...
October 13, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Hirak Biswas, Gregory D Longmore
Hypoxic injury to the heart results in cardiac fibrosis that leads to cardiac dysfunction and heart failure. SNAIL1 is a zinc finger transcription factor implicated in fibrosis following organ injury and cancer. To determine if the action of SNAIL1 contributed to cardiac fibrosis following hypoxic injury, we used an endogenous SNAIL1 bioluminescence reporter mice, and SNAIL1 knockout mouse models. Here we report that SNAIL1 expression is upregulated in the infarcted heart, especially in the myofibroblasts. Utilizing primary cardiac fibroblasts in ex vivo cultures we find that pro-fibrotic factors and collagen I increase SNAIL1 protein level...
2016: PloS One
Baohui Liu, Huimin Dong, Xi Lin, Xiangsheng Yang, Xiaojing Yue, Jian Yang, Yuntao Li, Liquan Wu, Xiaonan Zhu, Shenqi Zhang, Daofeng Tian, Junmin Wang, Qiang Cai, Shanping Mao, Qianxue Chen, Jiang Chang
Activation of Snail1 signaling promotes the migration and invasion of multiple tumors, including glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). However, the molecular mechanism that augments Snail1 signaling during GBM cell migration and invasion remains largely unknown. Identification of the factors that regulate Snail1 signaling is critical to block tumor cell migration and invasion. By screening human GBM specimens, we found that the expression levels of small GTPase RND3 positively correlated with the expression levels of E-cadherin and claudin, the glioblastoma migration biomarkers negatively regulated by Snail1...
October 1, 2016: Oncotarget
Xiaocheng Cao, Hui Zou, Jianguo Cao, Yinghong Cui, Shuwen Sun, Kaiqun Ren, Zhenwei Song, Duo Li, Meifang Quan
BACKGROUND: Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are considered as the origin of tumor relapse. Here, we investigated the effects of Fructus Viticis total flavonoids (FVTF) on the characteristics of lung cancer stem-like cells (LCSLCs) derived from human small cell lung cancer NCI-H446 cell line and its potential mechanism. METHODS: Human small cell lung cancer NCI-H446 cell line was cultured in vitro. The CD133(+) cells were sorted from NCI-H446 cell line by magnetic separation...
2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Zhiyun Xu, Encheng Li, Zhe Guo, Ruofei Yu, Hualong Hao, Yitong Xu, Zhao Sun, Xiancheng Li, Jianxin Lyu, Qi Wang
Metastasis is a complex pathophysiological process. As the main cause of cancer mortality in humans it represents a serious challenge to both basic researchers and clinicians. Here we report the design and construction of a multi-organ microfluidic chip that closely mimics the in vivo microenvironment of lung cancer metastasis. This multi-organs-on-a-chip includes an upstream "lung" and three downstream "distant organs", with three polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) layers and two thin PDMS microporous membranes bonded to form three parallel microchannels...
October 5, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
John R Montford, Allison M B Lehman, Micah S Scobey, Mary C M Weiser-Evans, Raphael A Nemenoff, Seth B Furgeson
The group IVA calcium-dependent cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2α) enzyme controls the release of arachidonic acid from membrane bound phospholipids and is the rate-limiting step in production of eicosanoids. A variety of different kidney injuries activate cPLA2α, therefore we hypothesized that cPLA2α activity would regulate pathologic processes in HK-2 cells, a human renal tubular epithelial cell line, by regulating cell phenotype and proliferation. In two lentiviral cPLA2α-silenced knockdowns, we observed decreased proliferation and increased apoptosis compared to control HK-2 cells...
August 20, 2016: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
Haruki Arévalo-Romero, Isaura Meza, Gabriela Vallejo-Flores, Ezequiel M Fuentes-Pananá
Gastric cancer is the third cause of cancer death worldwide and infection by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is considered the most important risk factor, mainly by the activity of its virulence factor CagA. H. pylori/CagA-induced chronic inflammation triggers a series of gastric lesions of increased severity, starting with gastritis and ending with cancer. IL-1β has been associated with tumor development and invasiveness in different types of cancer, including gastric cancer. Currently, it is not clear if there is an association between CagA and IL-1β at a cellular level...
2016: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Oskar Schnappauf, Sven Beyes, Annika Dertmann, Vivien Freihen, Patrick Frey, Sabine Jägle, Katja Rose, Tom Michoel, Rudolf Grosschedl, Andreas Hecht
Transcriptional silencing is a major cause for the inactivation of tumor suppressor genes, however, the underlying mechanisms are only poorly understood. The EPHB2 gene encodes a receptor tyrosine kinase that controls epithelial cell migration and allocation in intestinal crypts. Through its ability to restrict cell spreading, EPHB2 functions as a tumor suppressor in colorectal cancer whose expression is frequently lost as tumors progress to the carcinoma stage. Previously we reported that EPHB2 expression depends on a transcriptional enhancer whose activity is diminished in EPHB2 non-expressing cells...
August 5, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Lorena Alba-Castellón, Ruben Olivera-Salguero, Aida Mestre-Farrera, Raul Pena, Mercedes Herrera, Felix Bonilla, J Ignacio Casal, Josep Baulida, Cristina Pena, Antonio Garcia de Herreros
Snail1 transcriptional factor is essential for triggering epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and inducing tumor cell invasion. We report here an EMT-independent action of Snail1 on tumor invasion since it is required for the activation of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs). Snail1 expression in fibroblast requires signals derived from tumor cells such as TGF-beta; reciprocally, in fibroblasts Snail1 organizes a complex program that stimulates invasion of epithelial cells independent on the expression of Snail1 in these cells...
August 8, 2016: Cancer Research
Ying Wu, Hui Lyu, Hongbing Liu, Xuefei Shi, Yong Song, Bolin Liu
Long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) plays pivotal roles in cancer development. To date, only a small number of lncRNAs have been characterized at functional level. Here, we discovered a novel lncRNA termed GAS5-AS1 as a tumor suppressor in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The expression of GAS5-AS1 in NSCLC tumors was much lower than that in the adjacent normal lung tissues. The reduced GAS5-AS1 was significantly correlated with larger tumors, higher TNM stages, and lymph node metastasis in NSCLC patients. While ectopic expression or specific knockdown of GAS5-AS1 had no effect on proliferation, cell cycle progression, and apoptosis, it dramatically decreased or increased, respectively, NSCLC cell migration and invasion...
2016: Scientific Reports
Hayriye Sayarlioglu, Ali Okuyucu, Abdulkerim Bedir, Osman Salis, Eser Yenen, Garip Bekfilavioglu, Coskun Kaya
AIM: Contrast medium-induced nephropathy is one of the major complications of intravenous contrast medium use. But its pathogenesis is unclear. Epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) is defined as the transformation of the primer epithelial cells to mesenchymal cells. EMT in tubular cells might cause tubulointerstitial damage. In this study, we investigated whether or not EMT has a role in radiocontrast-induced nephropathy. Radiocontrast medium might be triggering reversible EMT via serum and glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1 (SGK 1)...
September 2016: Renal Failure
Saber Imani, Hossein Hosseinifard, Jingliang Cheng, Chunli Wei, Junjiang Fu
The epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a vital control point in metastatic breast cancer (MBC). TWIST1, SNAIL1, SLUG, and ZEB1, as key EMT-inducing transcription factors (EMT-TFs), are involved in MBC through different signaling cascades. This updated meta-analysis was conducted to assess the correlation between the expression of EMT-TFs and prognostic value in MBC patients. A total of 3,218 MBC patients from fourteen eligible studies were evaluated. The pooled hazard ratios (HR) for EMT-TFs suggested that high EMT-TF expression was significantly associated with poor prognosis in MBC patients (HRs = 1...
2016: Scientific Reports
Jing-Song Chen, Li-Li Liang, Hong-Xu Xu, Fan Chen, Shun-Li Shen, Wei Chen, Lian-Zhou Chen, Qiao Su, Long-Juan Zhang, Jiong Bi, Wen-Tao Zeng, Wen Li, Ning Ma, Xiao-Hui Huang
Down-regulation of the miRNA miR-338-3p correlates with the invasive ability of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. However, it is currently unclear whether down-regulation of miR-338-3p induces epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), which may be the underlying mechanism governing HCC invasion. Here, we demonstrate that restoration of miR-338-3p expression via transfection of a miR-338-3p mimic reversed EMT and inhibited the motility and invasiveness of HCC cells. Conversely, silencing of endogenous miR-338-3p expression with a miR-338-3p-specific inhibitor induced EMT and enhanced HCC cell motility...
June 17, 2016: Oncotarget
Yonghong Liu, Ruitao Lu, Junlian Gu, Yanxuan Chen, Xueyan Zhang, Lan Zhang, Hao Wu, Wenfeng Hua, Jun Zeng
Recently, Aldehyde dehydrogenase 1A1 (ALDH1A1) has been proposed to be a common marker of cancer stem cells and can be induced by benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) exposure. However, the underlying mechanism of how ALDH1A1 contributes to B[a]P-induced carcinogenesis in human bronchial epithelial cells remains unclear. Here, we found that B[a]P up-regulated expression levels of stem cell markers (ABCG2, SOX2, c-Myc and Klf4), epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) associated genes (SNAIL1, ZEB1, TWIST and β-CATENIN) and cancer-related long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs; HOTAIR and MALAT-1) in malignant B[a]P-transformed human bronchial epithelial cells (BEAS-2B-T cells), and these up-regulations were dependent on increased expression of ALDH1A1...
July 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
Guang-Lin Song, Cong-Cong Jin, Wei Zhao, Yi Tang, Ya-Lan Wang, Ming Li, Ming Xiao, Xian Li, Qing-Shu Li, Xiao Lin, Wen-Wen Chen, Jing Kuang
Arginine-specific ADP-ribosytransferases 1 (ART1) is able to modify the arginine of specific proteins by mono-ADP-ribosylation. We previously reported that the expression of ART1 in human colon adenocarcinoma tissues was higher than in adjacent tissues. Herein, we primarily revealed that ART1 could regulate the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and, therefore, the development of colon carcinoma. In CT26 cells, which overexpressed ART1 by lentiviral transfection, the following were promoted: alterations of spindle-like non-polarization, expression of EMT inducers and mesenchymal markers, migration, invasion and adhesion...
August 2016: International Journal of Oncology
Bozena Smolkova, Michal Mego, Viera Horvathova Kajabova, Zuzana Cierna, Ludovit Danihel, Tatiana Sedlackova, Gabriel Minarik, Iveta Zmetakova, Tomas Krivulcik, Paulina Gronesova, Marian Karaba, Juraj Benca, Daniel Pindak, Jozef Mardiak, James M Reuben, Ivana Fridrichova
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are independent prognostic factors in the primary and metastatic breast cancer patients and play crucial role in hematogenous tumor dissemination. The aim of this study was to correlate the presence of CTCs in peripheral blood with the expression of proteins in tumor tissue that have a putative role in regulation of cell growth and metastatic potential. This prospective study included 203 primary breast cancer patients treated by definitive surgery. CTCs were detected by quantitative real-time PCR for the expression of epithelial (CK19) or epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition-inducing transcription factor genes (TWIST1, SNAIL1, SLUG, and ZEB1)...
June 2016: Translational Oncology
Xiaoting Li, Xing Xu, Jiali Fang, Lin Wang, Yanchao Mu, Peng Zhang, Zhi Yao, Zhenyi Ma, Zhe Liu
Genome wide association studies (GWAS) have shown that SNPs in non-coding regions are associated with inherited susceptibility to cancer. The effect of one single SNP, however, is weak. To identify potential co-factors of SNPs, we investigated the underlying mechanism by which SNPs affect lung cancer susceptibility. We found that rs2853677 is located within the Snail1 binding site in a TERT enhancer. This enhancer increases TERT transcription when juxtaposed to the TERT promoter. The binding of Snail1 to the enhancer disrupts enhancer-promoter colocalization and silences TERT transcription...
May 13, 2016: Oncotarget
Xiangcai Yang, Jiejing Li, Wanli Zeng, Chaocui Li, Bingyu Mao
Elongator protein 3 (Elp3) is the enzymatic unit of the elongator protein complex, a histone acetyltransferase complex involved in transcriptional elongation. It has long been shown to play an important role in cell migration; however, the underlying mechanism is unknown. Here, we showed that Elp3 is expressed in pre-migratory and migrating neural crest cells in Xenopus embryos, and knockdown of Elp3 inhibited neural crest cell migration. Interestingly, Elp3 binds Snail1 through its zinc-finger domain and inhibits its ubiquitination by β-Trcp without interfering with the Snail1/Trcp interaction...
2016: Scientific Reports
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