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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647433/targeted-release-of-transcription-factors-for-human-cell-reprogramming-by-zebra-cell-penetrating-peptide
#1
Benjamin Caulier, Lionel Berthoin, Helène Coradin, Frédéric Garban, Marie Claire Dagher, Benoît Polack, Bertrand Toussaint, Jean Luc Lenormand, David Laurin
Transcription factors (TFs) are key actors of the control of gene expression and consequently of every major process within cells, ranging from cell fate determination, cell cycle control and response to environment. Their ectopic expression has proven high potential in reprogramming cells for regenerative medicine; ontogenesis studies and cell based modelling. Direct delivery of proteins could represent an alternative to current reprogramming methods using gene transfer but still needs technological improvements...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645561/boris-up-regulates-oct4-via-histone-methylation-to-promote-cancer-stem-cell-like-properties-in-human-liver-cancer-cells
#2
Qiuying Liu, Kefei Chen, Zhongjian Liu, Yuan Huang, Rongce Zhao, Ling Wei, Xiaoqin Yu, Jingyang He, Jun Liu, Jianguo Qi, Yang Qin, Bo Li
Accumulating evidence has revealed the importance of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in chemoresistance and recurrence. BORIS, a testes-specific CTCF paralog, has been shown to be associated with stemness traits of embryonic cancer cells and epithelial CSCs. We previously reported that BORIS is correlated with the expression of the CSC marker CD90 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). These results encourage us to wonder whether BORIS exerts functions on CSC-like traits of human liver cancer cells. Here, we report that BORIS was enriched in HCC tissues...
June 20, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640251/inhibition-of-cancer-growth-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-a-novel-ros-modulating-agent-with-ability-to-eliminate-stem-like-cancer-cells
#3
Jiankang Wang, Bingling Luo, Xiaobing Li, Wenhua Lu, Jing Yang, Yumin Hu, Peng Huang, Shijun Wen
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have a crucial role in cell signaling and cellular functions. Mounting evidences suggest that abnormal increase of ROS is often observed in cancer cells and that this biochemical feature can be exploited for selective killing of the malignant cells. A naturally occurring compound phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) has been shown to have promising anticancer activity by modulating intracellular ROS. Here we report a novel synthetic analog of PEITC with superior in vitro and in vivo antitumor effects...
June 22, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639191/promoter-targeted-small-activating-rnas-alter-nucleosome-positioning
#4
Bin Wang, Yunzhang Hu
Epigenetic modification of target promoters has been identified as a mechanism underlying RNA activation (RNAa) induced by promoter-targeting small activating RNAs (saRNAs), but it is unclear how the chromosomal environment influences gene expression. In a study of the activation of the OCT4, SOX2, and NANOG genes by saRNAs, we found that saRNA targeting induced nucleosome-depleted region (NDRs) and the accumulation of RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) near or at the saRNA target sites. Additionally, promoters containing certain cis-regulatory elements such as the TATA box and CpG islands (CGIs) appeared to be more susceptible to RNAa...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636277/esrrb-plays-a-crucial-role-in-the-promotion-of-porcine-cell-reprogramming
#5
Fan Yang, Yahui Ren, Huan Li Huayan Wang
The estrogen-related receptor b (ESRRB) is an orphan nuclear receptor and targets many genes involved in self-renewal and pluripotency. In mouse ES cells, overexpression of ESRRB can maintain LIF-independent self-renewal in the absence of Nanog. However, the fundamental features of porcine ESRRB remain elusive. In this study, we revealed the expression profiles of ESRRB in both porcine pluripotent stem cells and early stage embryos and dissected the functional domains of ESRRB protein to prove that ESRRB is a key transcription factor that enhanced porcine pluripotent gene activation...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635509/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-dopaminergic-neurons-from-adult-common-marmoset-fibroblasts
#6
Scott C Vermilyea, Scott Guthrie, Michael Meyer, Kim Smuga-Otto, Katarina Braun, Sara Howden, James A Thomson, Su-Chun Zhang, Marina Emborg, Dr Thaddeus G Golos
The common marmoset monkey (Callithrix jacchus; Cj) is an advantageous nonhuman primate species for modeling age-related disorders, including Parkinson's disease, due to their shorter lifespan compared to macaques. Cj-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (Cj-iPSCs) from somatic cells are needed for in vitro disease modeling and testing regenerative medicine approaches. Here we report the development of a novel Cj-iPSC line derived from adult marmoset fibroblasts. The Cj-iPSCs showed potent pluripotency properties including development of mesodermal lineages in tumors after injection to immunocompromised mice, as well as ectoderm and endoderm lineages after in vitro differentiation regimens, demonstrating differentiated derivatives of all three embryonic layers...
June 21, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633916/novel-variant-of-oct4b4-is-differentially-expressed-in-human-embryonic-stem-and-embryonic-carcinoma-cells
#7
Ensieh M Poursani, Majid Mehravar, Bahram Mohammad Soltani, Seyed Javad Mowla
POU domain proteins are an important family of transcription factors that regulates cell type-specific gene expression. One of the most crucial members of this family that maintains pluripotency and self-renewal of embryonic stem cells is POU5F1/OCT4. The OCT4 gene can generate several variants under different situations/cell types includes OCT4A that is the major factor sustains pluripotency in embryonic stem and embryonic carcinoma cells, and also OCT4B and OCT4B1, which might be transcribed from a different potential promoter located in intron1 and are expressed in various tissues and cell types...
June 17, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626726/cancer-stem-cells-in-oral-cavity-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-review
#8
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Ranui Baillie, Swee T Tan, Tinte Itinteang
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been identified in oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC). CSCs possess the ability for perpetual self-renewal and proliferation, producing downstream progenitor cells and cancer cells that drive tumor growth. Studies of many cancer types including OCSCC have identified CSCs using specific markers, but it is still unclear as to where in the stem cell hierarchy these markers fall. This is compounded further by the presence of multiple CSC subtypes within OCSCC, making investigation reliant on the use of multiple markers...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625923/preliminary-identification-of-endometrial-cancer-stem-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#9
Fan-Fei Kong, Da Li, Hui Yang, Jian Ma, Xin Pan, Hong-Xiang Liu, Jia-Ning Huo, Xiao-Xin Ma
Stem cells play a critical role in endometrial cancer progression. However, the current methodologies used to isolate endometrial cancer stem cells (ECSCs) remain unsatisfactory. The ECSCs were isolated by serumfree suspension cultivation. The stem cells-related genes CD44, CD133, Oct4, Sox2 and Nanog were analyzed, and the biological behaviour of ECSCs was evaluated in vitro and vivo. The results suggest that (i) serumfree suspension cultivation is non-toxic and a convenient way for isolating the ECSCs, and is not limited to specific surface markers; (ii) Ishikawa cells can be used as an effective source of ECSCs, and the obtained ECSCs expressing the pluripotent stem cells markers CD44, CD133, Oct4, Sox2, and Nanog; (iii) ECSCs originated from Ishikawa cells showed an increased ability to invasion and metastasis in vitro, and exhibited a high proliferative capacity and pluripotency in vivo and vitro...
June 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624296/a-refined-dna-methylation-detection-method-using-mspji-coupled-quantitative-pcr
#10
Christopher J Petell, Gilbert Loiseau, Ryan Gandy, Sriharsa Pradhan, Humaira Gowher
DNA methylation is a highly conserved epigenetic modification with critical roles ranging from protection against phage infection in bacteria to the regulation of gene expression in mammals. DNA methylation at specific sequences can be measured by using methylation dependent or sensitive restriction enzymes coupled to semi- or quantitative PCR (MD-qPCR). This study reports a refined MD-qPCR method for detecting gain or loss of DNA methylation at specific sites through the specific use of MspJI or HpaII, respectively...
June 15, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624236/regulation-of-the-proprotein-convertases-expression-and-activity-during-regenerative-angiogenesis-role-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-hif
#11
Jia Ma, Serge Evrard, Iker Badiola, Geraldine Siegfried, Abdel-Majid Khatib
Proprotein convertases (PCs) are involved in various physiological and pathological processes ranging from embryogenesis to carcinogenesis. Here, using the zebrafish fin regeneration model, we report induced expression of furin and PC5 but not PACE4 and PC7 during fin regeneration that is associated with increased PC activity. Stabilization of HIF by cobalt chloride (CoCl2) further increases these processes. The use of the general PC-inhibitor decanoyl-RVKR-cholromethyl ketone (CMK) inhibited control and CoCl2-induced PC activity...
June 12, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621576/tethering-of-lsh-at-the-oct4-locus-promotes-gene-repression-associated-with-epigenetic-changes
#12
Jianke Ren, Nathaniel A Hathaway, Gerald R Crabtree, Kathrin Muegge
Lsh is a chromatin remodeling factor that regulates DNA methylation and chromatin function in mammals. The dynamics of these chromatin changes and whether they are directly controlled by Lsh remain unclear. To understand the molecular mechanisms of Lsh chromatin controlled regulation of gene expression, we established a tethering system that recruits a Gal4-Lsh fusion protein to an engineered Oct4 locus through Gal4 binding sites in murine embryonic stem (ES) cells. We examined the molecular epigenetic events induced by Lsh binding including: histone modification, DNA methylation and chromatin accessibility to determine nucleosome occupancy before and after embryonic stem cell differentiation...
June 16, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618452/murine-melanoma-cells-incomplete-reprogramming-using-non-viral-vector
#13
D A D Câmara, A S Porcacchia, A S Costa, R A Azevedo, I Kerkis
OBJECTIVES: The reprogramming of cancer cells into induced pluripotent stem cells or less aggressive cancer cells can provide a modern platform to study cancer-related genes and their interactions with cell environment before and after reprogramming. Herein, we aimed to investigate the reprogramming capacity of murine melanoma B16F10 cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The B16F10 was transfected using non-viral circular DNA plasmid containing the genes Sox-2, Oct4, Nanog, Lin28 and green fluorescent protein (GFP)...
June 15, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618417/cholesterol-enhances-colorectal-cancer-progression-via-ros-elevation-and-mapk-signaling-pathway-activation
#14
Caihua Wang, Peiwei Li, Junmei Xuan, Chunpeng Zhu, Jingjing Liu, Lizhen Shan, Qin Du, Yuezhong Ren, Jun Ye
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Elevated serum cholesterol levels were linked to a higher risk of colorectal adenoma and colorectal cancer (CRC), while the effect of cholesterol on CRC metastasis has not been widely studied. METHODS: CRC patients were enrolled to evaluate the association between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) and CRC metastases, and LDL receptor (LDLR) level of the CRC tissue was assessed by immunohistochemistry. The effects of LDL on cell proliferation, migration and stemness were assessed in CRC cells in vitro, and the effects of high fat diet (HFD) on tumor growth and intestinal tumorigenicity were investigated in vivo...
June 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615056/oct4-transcriptionally-regulates-the-expression-of-long-non-coding-rnas-neat1-and-malat1-to-promote-lung-cancer-progression
#15
Jayu Jen, Yen-An Tang, Ying-Hung Lu, Che-Chung Lin, Wu-Wei Lai, Yi-Ching Wang
BACKGROUND: Oct4, a key stemness transcription factor, is overexpressed in lung cancer. Here, we reveal a novel transcription regulation of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) by Oct4. LncRNAs have emerged as important players in cancer progression. METHODS: Oct4 chromatin-immunoprecipitation (ChIP)-sequencing and several lncRNA databases with literature annotation were integrated to identify Oct4-regulated lncRNAs. Luciferase activity, qRT-PCR and ChIP-PCR assays were conducted to examine transcription regulation of lncRNAs by Oct4...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614911/pd-l1-promotes-oct4-and-nanog-expression-in-breast-cancer-stem-cells-by-sustaining-pi3k-akt-pathway-activation
#16
Sheema Almozyan, Dilek Colak, Fatmah Mansour, Ayodele Alaiya, Olfat Al-Harazi, Amal Qattan, Falah Al-Mohanna, Monther Al-Alwan, Hazem Ghebeh
The expression of PD-L1 in breast cancer is associated with estrogen receptor negativity, chemoresistance, and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT); all of which are common features of a highly tumorigenic subpopulation of cancer cells termed cancer stem cells (CSCs). Hitherto, the expression and intrinsic role of PD-L1 in the dynamics of breast CSCs has not been investigated. To address this issue, we used transcriptomic datasets, proteomics and several in vitro and in vivo assays. Expression profiling of a large breast cancer dataset (530 patients) showed statistically significant correlation (p<0...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614211/mixed-gonadal-germ-cell-tumor-composed-of-a-spermatocytic-tumor-like-component-and-germinoma-arising-in-gonadoblastoma-in-a-phenotypic-woman-with-a-46-xx-peripheral-karyotype-report-of-the-first-case
#17
Alejandro A Gru, Eli S Williams, Dengfeng Cao
We report a unique case of gonadal mixed germ cell tumor (GCT) composed of a predominantly spermatocytic tumor (ST)-like component and a minor component of germinoma arising in gonadoblastoma in a phenotypic woman with a 46, XX peripheral karotype. The patient was a 24-year-old woman (gravida 2, para 1) found to have a 7 cm pelvic mass during routine obstetric ultrasound examination at 20 weeks gestational age. She underwent a left salpingo-gonadectomy at gestational age 23 and 2/7 weeks. She recovered well and delivered a healthy baby at full term...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612256/low-dose-of-doxorubicin-potentiates-the-effect-of-temozolomide-in-glioblastoma-cells
#18
Emilly Schlee Villodre, Franciele Cristina Kipper, Andrew Oliveira Silva, Guido Lenz, Patrícia Luciana da Costa Lopez
Glioblastoma (GBM) is an aggressive brain tumor with temozolomide (TMZ)-based chemotherapy as the main therapeutic strategy. Doxorubicin (DOX) is not used in gliomas due to its low bioavailability in the brain; however, new delivery strategies and low doses may be effective in the long term, especially as part of a drug cocktail. Our aim was to evaluate the chronic effects of low doses of DOX and TMZ in GBM. Human U87-ATCC cells and a primary GBM culture were chronically treated with TMZ (5 μM) and DOX (1 and 10 nM) alone or combined...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611989/expression-of-cathepsins-b-d-and-g-in-isocitrate-dehydrogenase-wildtype-glioblastoma
#19
Sabrina P Koh, Agadha C Wickremesekera, Helen D Brasch, Reginald Marsh, Swee T Tan, Tinte Itinteang
AIM: To investigate the expression of cathepsins B, D, and G, in relation to the cancer stem cell (CSC) subpopulations, we have previously characterized within isocitrate dehydogenase (IDH)-wildtype glioblastoma (IDHWGB). METHODS: 3,3-Diaminobezidine (DAB) immunohistochemical (IHC) staining for cathepsins B, D, and G, was performed on 4μm-thick formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded IDHWGB samples obtained from six patients. Two representative DHWGB samples from the original cohort of patients were selected for immunofluorescent (IF) IHC staining, to identify the localization of the cathepsins in relation to the CSC subpopulations...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605808/rat-limbal-niche-cells-prevent-epithelial-stem-progenitor-cells-from-differentiation-and-proliferation-by-inhibiting-notch-signaling-pathway-in-vitro
#20
Jing Li, Szu-Yu Chen, Xin-Yue Zhao, Ming-Chang Zhang, Hua-Tao Xie
Purpose: Limbal niche cells (LNCs) play a pivotal role in regulating limbal epithelial stem/progenitor cells (LESCs). This study aimed to investigate whether Notch signaling is involved in LNCs' regulation of LESCs. Methods: Rat limbus was digested by dispase and collagenase, respectively. Limbal niche cells were isolated by serial passage of collagenase-digested cells on coated Matrigel in a modified embryonic stem cell medium (MESCM). Dispase-isolated cells, with or without LNCs, were seeded on three-dimensional (3D) Matrigel...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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