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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910558/horizontal-transfer-of-tamoxifen-resistance-in-mcf-7-cell-derivates-proteome-study
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S E Semina, A M Scherbakov, S V Kovalev, V E Shevchenko, M A Krasil'nikov
Using estrogen-dependent MCF-7 breast cancer cells and tamoxifen-resistant MCF-7/T subline we have shown that their co-cultivation lead to increase in tamoxifen resistance in the parent MCF-7 cells. The proteome analysis of MCF-7/T cells and new-generated resistant cells revealed 21 common proteins differently expressed in both the resistant cell lines, among them - 6 proteins were associated with the drug or hormonal resistance. Both resistant lines were characterized with suppression of estrogen receptor and activation of SNAIL1-signaling - mesenchymal pathway playing an important role in the down-regulation of estrogen receptor and maintaining of the estrogen-independent phenotype...
September 14, 2017: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900220/diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-evaluating-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-colorectal-carcinoma-xenografts-model-a-preliminary-study
#2
Huanhuan Liu, Wenbin Shen, Caiyuan Zhang, Yanfen Cui, Jinning Li, Tingting Zhang, Weibo Chen, Dengbin Wang
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays an important role in aggravating invasiveness and metastatic behavior of colorectal cancer (CRC). Identification of EMT is important for structuring treatment strategy, but has not yet been studied by using noninvasive imaging modality. Diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) is an advanced diffusion weighted model that could reflect tissue microstructural changes in vivo. In this study, EMT was induced in CRC cells (HCT116) by overexpressing Snail1 gene. We aimed to investigate the value of DKI in identifying EMT in CRC and decipher the correlations between DKI-derived parameters and EMT biomarker E-cadherin and cell proliferative index Ki-67 expression...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892081/a20-promotes-metastasis-of-aggressive-basal-like-breast-cancers-through-multi-monoubiquitylation-of%C3%A2-snail1
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Ji-Hyung Lee, Su Myung Jung, Kyung-Min Yang, Eunjin Bae, Sung Gwe Ahn, Jin Seok Park, Dongyeob Seo, Minbeom Kim, Jihoon Ha, Jaewon Lee, Jun-Hyeong Kim, Jun Hwan Kim, Akira Ooshima, Jinah Park, Donghyuk Shin, Youn Sook Lee, Sangho Lee, Geert van Loo, Joon Jeong, Seong-Jin Kim, Seok Hee Park
Although the ubiquitin-editing enzyme A20 is a key player in inflammation and autoimmunity, its role in cancer metastasis remains unknown. Here we show that A20 monoubiquitylates Snail1 at three lysine residues and thereby promotes metastasis of aggressive basal-like breast cancers. A20 is significantly upregulated in human basal-like breast cancers and its expression level is inversely correlated with metastasis-free patient survival. A20 facilitates TGF-β1-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of breast cancer cells through multi-monoubiquitylation of Snail1...
September 11, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890291/mir-122-inhibits-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-targeting-snail1-and-snail2-and-suppressing-wnt-%C3%AE-cadherin-signaling-pathway
#4
Yun Jin, Junfeng Wang, Jiang Han, Ding Luo, Zhiwei Sun
The downregulation of microRNA-122 (miR-122) had been reported to be associated with tumor invasion and metastasis in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the underlying mechanisms of miR-122 involved in epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) still need to be investigated. In the study, we demonstrated that miR-122 was significantly downregulated in HCC tissues compared with adjacent normal tissues. MiR-122 expression was closely correlated with tumor size, vascular invasion and American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage of HCC patients...
September 8, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883453/%C3%AE-catenin-twist-and-snail-transcriptional-regulation-of-emt-in-smokers-and-copd-and-relation-to-airflow-obstruction
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Malik Quasir Mahmood, Eugene Haydn Walters, Shakti D Shukla, Steve Weston, Hans Konrad Muller, Chris Ward, Sukhwinder Singh Sohal
COPD is characterised by poorly reversible airflow obstruction usually due to cigarette smoking. The transcription factor clusters of β-catenin/Snail1/Twist has been implicated in the process of epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT), an intermediate between smoking and airway fibrosis, and indeed lung cancer. We have investigated expression of these transcription factors and their "cellular localization" in bronchoscopic airway biopsies from patients with COPD, and in smoking and non-smoking controls. An immune-histochemical study compared cellular protein expression of β-catenin, Snail1 and Twist, in these subject groups in 3 large airways compartment: epithelium (basal region), reticular basement membrane (Rbm) and underlying lamina propria (LP)...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880281/a-right-handed-signalling-pathway-drives-heart-looping-in-vertebrates
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Oscar H Ocaña, Hakan Coskun, Carolina Minguillón, Prayag Murawala, Elly M Tanaka, Joan Galcerán, Ramón Muñoz-Chápuli, M Angela Nieto
Most animals show external bilateral symmetry, which hinders the observation of multiple internal left-right (L/R) asymmetries that are fundamental to organ packaging and function. In vertebrates, left identity is mediated by the left-specific Nodal-Pitx2 axis that is repressed on the right-hand side by the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) inducer Snail1 (refs 3, 4). Despite some existing evidence, it remains unclear whether an equivalent instructive pathway provides right-hand-specific information to the embryo...
September 6, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872461/fibroblast-specific-inhibition-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling-attenuates-lung-and-tumor-fibrosis
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Ying Wei, Thomas J Kim, David H Peng, Dana Duan, Don L Gibbons, Mitsuo Yamauchi, Julia R Jackson, Claude J Le Saux, Cheresa Calhoun, Jay Peters, Rik Derynck, Bradley J Backes, Harold A Chapman
TGF-β1 signaling is a critical driver of collagen accumulation and fibrotic disease but also a vital suppressor of inflammation and epithelial cell proliferation. The nature of this multifunctional cytokine has limited the development of global TGF-β1 signaling inhibitors as therapeutic agents. We conducted phenotypic screens for small molecules that inhibit TGF-β1-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition without immediate TGF-β1 receptor (TβR) kinase inhibition. We identified trihydroxyphenolic compounds as potent blockers of TGF-β1 responses (IC50 ~50 nM), Snail1 expression, and collagen deposition in vivo in models of pulmonary fibrosis and collagen-dependent lung cancer metastasis...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857308/a-novel-splicing-isoform-of-protein-arginine-methyltransferase-1-prmt1-that-lacks-the-dimerization-arm-and-correlates-with-cellular-malignancy
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Odysseas Patounas, Ioanna Papacharalampous, Carmen Eckerich, Georgios S Markopoulos, Evangelos Kolettas, Frank O Fackelmayer
Methylation of arginine residues is an important modulator of protein function that is involved in epigenetic gene regulation, DNA damage response and RNA maturation, as well as in cellular signaling. The enzymes that catalyze this post-translational modification are called protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs), of which PRMT1 is the predominant enzyme. Human PRMT1 has previously been shown to occur in seven splicing isoforms, which are differentially abundant in different tissues, and have distinct substrate specificity and intracellular localization...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807849/danshen-improves-survival-of-patients-with-colon-cancer-and-dihydroisotanshinone-i-inhibit-the-proliferation-of-colon-cancer-cells-via-apoptosis-and-skp2-signaling-pathway
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Yin-Yin Lin, I-Yun Lee, Wen-Shih Huang, Yu-Shin Lin, Feng-Che Kuan, Li-Hsin Shu, Yu-Ching Cheng, Yao-Hsu Yang, Ching-Yuan Wu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge) is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. However, it's definite clinical effect and mechanism on colon carcinoma is unclear. AIM OF THE STUDY: To test the hypothesis that the protective effect of danshen on colon cancer and discover the bioactive compounds through in vitro study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a nationwide cohort study by using population-based data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804564/incrna-h19-promotes-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma-progression-through-%C3%AE-catenin-gsk3%C3%AE-emt-signaling-via-association-with-ezh2
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Da-Ming Zhang, Zhao-Yu Lin, Zhao-Hui Yang, You-Yuan Wang, Di Wan, Jiang-Long Zhong, Pei-Lin Zhuang, Zhi-Quan Huang, Bin Zhou, Wei-Liang Chen
H19 is involved in tumor metastasis and associated with tumor progression. Enhancer of zest homolog 2 (EZH2) is overexpressed in multiple cancer types and correlates with tumor proliferation, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, and poor prognosis. However, the interaction between H19 and EZH2 to promote tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) progression remains largely uncharacterized. Insitu hybridization and quantitative reverse-transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) were performed to measure H19 expression in primary TSCC and adjacent normal tissues and cell lines...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777253/mir-30e-attenuates-isoproterenol-induced-cardiac-fibrosis-through-suppressing-snai1-tgf%C3%AE-signaling
#11
Zhang Wenqi, Chang Hong, Zhang Hexun, Zhang Lei
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small RNA molecules that inhibit protein expression through either degradation of mRNA or interference with protein translation. Our previous work suggested an involvement of miR-30e in myocardial fibrosis; however, the exact role of miR-30e in the pathogenesis of cardiac fibrosis and the underlying mechanisms are not known. METHODS: Male Sprague Dawley rats were treated with isoproterenol to induce cardiac remodeling and fibrosis and treated with either miR-30e agomir (AG) or antagomir and respective controls...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776932/snail1-is-essential-for-female-gametogenesis-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Lihong Hao, Xiaolin Wei, Jiulei Zhu, Jiao Shi, Jingjing Liu, Hongya Gu, Tomohiko Tsuge, Li-Jia Qu
Two yeast Brix family members Ssf1 and Ssf2, involved in large ribosomal subunit synthesis, are essential for yeast cell viability and mating efficiency. Their putative homologs exist in the Arabidopsis genome; however, their role in plant development is unknown. Here, we show that Arabidopsis thaliana SNAIL1 (AtSNAIL1), a protein sharing high sequence identity with yeast Ssf1 and Ssf2, is critical to mitosis progression of female gametophyte development. The snail1 homozygous mutant was nonviable and its heterozygous mutant was semi-sterile with shorter siliques...
September 2017: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764685/notch1-signaling-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-lens-epithelium-cells-during-hypoxia
#13
Lei Liu, Wei Xiao
BACKGROUND: Posterior Capsular Opacification (PCO) is one of the most common complications of cataract surgery which can result in severe visual damage. Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) of lens epithelium cells (LEC) is the pathological basis of PCO. Recent research showed that hypoxia acted as an inducer of EMT through a Notch1/Snail1/E-cadherin pathway. However, it remains unclear whether the Notch1/Snail1/E-cadherin pathway is involved in PCO under hypoxia. METHODS: The morphology of SRA01/04 cells treating with Cobalt Chloride (CoCl2) was observed and the markers of EMT and Notch1/Snail1/E-cadherin pathway were analyzed by Western blot and Immunocytochemistry assay...
August 1, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734931/piperlongumine-inhibits-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-by-modulating-the-expression-of-e-cadherin-snail1-and-twist1
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Min-Ju Park, Da-Eun Lee, Man Kyu Shim, Eun Hyang Jang, Jong Kil Lee, Seo Young Jeong, Jong-Ho Kim
Cancer is a life-threatening disease, and the occurrence of metastasis, which increases the lethality of primary tumors, is increasing. The epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a biological process by which epithelial cells lose cell-cell adhesion properties and acquire mesenchymal properties, including motility and invasiveness. EMT is considered an early stage of metastasis; therefore, inhibiting EMT may be an effective anticancer therapy. In the present study, the antimetastatic effect of piperlongumine (PL) was assessed in human cancer cells...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724608/erbb4-deletion-accelerates-renal-fibrosis-following-renal-injury
#15
Fenghua Zeng, Tomoki Miyazawa, Lance A Kloepfer, Raymond C Harris
Tubulointerstitial fibrosis (TIF) is a prominent factor in the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) regardless of etiology. ErbB4 expression levels were inversely correlated to renal fibrosis in human fibrotic kidneys. In both unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) and ischemia reperfusion injury followed by uninephrectomy (IRI/UNx) mouse models, expression levels of ErbB4 were elevated in the early stage of renal injury. Using mice with global ErbB4 deletion except for transgenic rescue in cardiac tissue (ErbB4-/-ht+), we determined that UUO induced similar injury in proximal tubules compared to wild-type mice but more severe injury in distal nephrons...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720577/lysyl-oxidase-like-protein-loxl2-promotes-lung-metastasis-of-breast-cancer
#16
Fernando Salvador, Alberto Martin, Celia López-Menéndez, Gema Moreno-Bueno, Vanesa Santos, Alberto Vazquez-Naharro, Patricia G Santamaría, Saleta Morales, Pierre Dubus, Laura Muinelo-Romay, Rafael López López, Jason C Tung, Valerie M Weaver, Francisco Portillo, Amparo Cano
The lysyl oxidase-like protein LOXL2 has been suggested to contribute to tumor progression and metastasis, but in vivo evidence has been lacking. Here we provide functional evidence that LOXL2 is a key driver of breast cancer metastasis in two conditional transgenic mouse models of PyMT-induced breast cancer. LOXL2 ablation in mammary tumor cells dramatically decreased lung metastasis, whereas LOXL2 overexpression promoted metastatic tumor growth. LOXL2 depletion or overexpression in tumor cells does not affect extracellular matrix stiffness or organization in primary and metastatic tumors, implying a function for LOXL2 independent of its conventional role in extracellular matrix remodeling...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718374/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-secrete-fgf-1-to-promote-ovarian-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-through-the-activation-of-fgf-1-fgfr4-signaling
#17
Yuanzhen Sun, Xiaoli Fan, Qing Zhang, Xiaoyu Shi, Guangwei Xu, Cuimin Zou
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic malignancy, due to its high propensity for metastasis. Cancer-associated fibroblasts, as the dominant component of tumor microenvironment, are crucial for tumor progression. However, the mechanisms underlying the regulation of ovarian cancer cells by cancer-associated fibroblasts remain little known. Here, we first isolated cancer-associated fibroblasts from patients' ovarian tissues and found that cancer-associated fibroblasts promoted SKOV3 cells' proliferation, migration, and invasion...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713917/stim1-silencing-inhibits-the-migration-and-invasion-of-a549-cells
#18
Yadong Wang, Haiyu Wang, Teng Pan, Li Li, Jiangmin Li, Haiyan Yang
The present study aimed to explore the effects of stromal interaction molecule 1 (STIM1) knockdown on the migration, invasion and metastasis of A549 cells in vitro and in vivo. Western blotting and immunohistochemistry were used to detect protein expression levels. Wound healing and Transwell invasion assays were used to assess the migratory and invasive abilities of A549 cells transfected with STIM1‑specific short hairpin (sh)RNA (shSTIM1). In addition, a tail vein metastatic assay was performed. The results demonstrated that the frequency of STIM1 high‑expression was significantly increased in metastatic lung cancer tissues (72...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713267/epoxyeicosatrienoic-acid-analog-decreases-renal-fibrosis-by-reducing-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
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Melissa Skibba, Md Abdul Hye Khan, Lauren L Kolb, Michael M Yeboah, John R Falck, Radhika Amaradhi, John D Imig
Renal fibrosis, which is a critical pathophysiological event in chronic kidney diseases, is associated with renal epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) are Cyp epoxygenase arachidonic acid metabolites that demonstrate biological actions that result in kidney protection. Herein, we investigated the ability of 14,15-EET and its synthetic analog, EET-A, to reduce kidney fibrosis induced by unilateral ureter obstruction (UUO). C57/BL6 male mice underwent sham or UUO surgical procedures and were treated with 14,15-EET or EET-A in osmotic pump (i...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683107/human-bone-marrow-harbors-cells-with-neural-crest-associated-characteristics-like-human-adipose-and-dermis-tissues
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Cécile Coste, Virginie Neirinckx, Anil Sharma, Gulistan Agirman, Bernard Rogister, Jacques Foguenne, François Lallemend, André Gothot, Sabine Wislet
Adult neural crest stem-derived cells (NCSC) are of extraordinary high plasticity and promising candidates for use in regenerative medicine. Several locations such as skin, adipose tissue, dental pulp or bone marrow have been described in rodent, as sources of NCSC. However, very little information is available concerning their correspondence in human tissues, and more precisely for human bone marrow. The main objective of this study was therefore to characterize NCSC from adult human bone marrow. In this purpose, we compared human bone marrow stromal cells to human adipose tissue and dermis, already described for containing NCSC...
2017: PloS One
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