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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435526/rita-mimics-synthesis-and-mechanistic-evaluation-of-asymmetric-linked-trithiazoles
#1
Adrian L Pietkiewicz, Yuqi Zhang, Marwa N Rahimi, Michael Stramandinoli, Matthew Teusner, Shelli R McAlpine
The established cytotoxic agent RITA contains a thiophene-furan-thiophene backbone and two terminal alcohol groups. Herein we investigate the effect of using thiazoles as the backbone in RITA-like molecules and modifying the terminal groups of these trithiazoles, thereby generating 41 unique structures. Incorporating side chains with varied steric bulk allowed us to investigate how size and a stereocenter impacted biological activity. Subjecting compounds to growth inhibition assays on HCT-116 cells showed that the most potent compounds 7d, 7e, and 7h had GI50 values of 4...
April 13, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433657/mir-938-promotes-colorectal-cancer-cell-proliferation-via-targeting-tumor-suppressor-phlpp2
#2
Chang-Feng Li, Yong-Chao Li, Jing-Peng Jin, Zhen-Kun Yan, Dan-Dan Li
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Although the development of therapy approaches, the outcome of CRC patients still is poor, understanding the biological mechanism of CRC progression is critical to improve the treatment strategies. miRNAs regulate CRC progression, we found miR-938 was upregulated in CRC tissues and cells, MTT assay, colony formation assay and soft agar growth assay suggested miR-938 overexpression promoted CRC cell proliferation, miR-938 knockdown inhibited CRC cell proliferation...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432125/sequential-adaptive-changes-in-a-c-myc-driven-model-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#3
James M Dolezal, Huabo Wang, Sucheta Kulkarni, Laura Jackson, Jie Lu, Sarangarajan Ranganathan, Eric S Goetzman, Sivakama Bharathi, Kevin Beezhold, Craig A Byersdorfer, Edward V Prochownik
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common cancer that frequently over-expresses the c-Myc (Myc) oncoprotein. Using a mouse model of Myc-induced HCC, we studied the metabolic, biochemical and molecular changes accompanying HCC progression, regression and recurrence. These involved altered rates of pyruvate and fatty acid β-oxidation and the likely re-directing of glutamine into biosynthetic rather than energy-generating pathways. Initial tumors also showed reduced mitochondrial mass and differential contributions of electron transport chain Complexes I and II to respiration...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430641/the-regulation-of-%C3%AE-catenin-activity-and-function-in-cancer-therapeutic-opportunities
#4
REVIEW
Shuang Shang, Fang Hua, Zhuo-Wei Hu
Wnt/β-catenin signaling is an evolutionarily conserved and versatile pathway that is known to be involved in embryonic development, tissue homeostasis and a wide variety of human diseases. Aberrant activation of this pathway gives rise to the accumulation of β-catenin in the nucleus and promotes the transcription of many oncogenes such as c-Myc and CyclinD-1. As a result, it contributes to carcinogenesis and tumor progression of several cancers, including colon cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer and ovarian cancer...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430012/zo-1-expression-is-suppressed-by-gm-csf-via-mir-96-erg-in-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells
#5
Hu Zhang, Shuhong Zhang, Jilin Zhang, Dongxin Liu, Jiayi Wei, Wengang Fang, Weidong Zhao, Yuhua Chen, Deshu Shang
The level of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) increases in some disorders such as vascular dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and multiple sclerosis. We previously reported that in Alzheimer's disease patients, a high level of GM-CSF in the brain parenchyma downregulated expression of ZO-1, a blood-brain barrier tight junction protein, and facilitated the infiltration of peripheral monocytes across the blood-brain barrier. However, the molecular mechanism underlying regulation of ZO-1 expression by GM-CSF is unclear...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429540/silencing-of-astrocyte-elevated-gene-1-inhibits-proliferation-and-migration-and-induces-apoptosis-in-melanoma
#6
Yue Zhang, Ge Peng, Ying Wang, Lixia Cui, Wenqing Wu, Luan Wang, Chengyu Liu, Xiuping Han
Melanoma is an aggressive skin malignancy with a high mortality. Astrocyte elevated gene-1 (AEG-1), a downstream target of ras and c-myc, has been implicated in the development of multiple tumors, yet its role in melanoma remains unclear. In the present study, the role of AEG-1 in melanoma was explored through AEG-1 silencing. Our results showed that silencing of AEG-1 inhibited proliferation of melanoma cells and induced cell cycle arrest, accompanied by reduced levels of cyclinA, cyclinB, cyclinD1, cyclinE and cyclin dependent kinase 2...
April 21, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424416/loss-of-thyroid-hormone-receptor-interactor-13-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-survival-in-human-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#7
Keshu Zhou, Wentao Zhang, Qing Zhang, Ruirui Gui, Huifang Zhao, Xiaofei Chai, Yufu Li, Xudong Wei, Yongping Song
BACKGROUND: The genetic regulation of apoptosis and cell proliferation plays a role in the growth of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the most common form of leukemia in the Western hemisphere. Although thyroid hormone receptor interactors (TRIPs) are known to play roles in cell cycle, the potential involvement of the novel family member TRIP13 in CLL has not yet been investigated. METHODS: Quantitative PCR (qPCR) was used to detect expression of TRIP13 in 36 CLL patients and 33 healthy donors CD19+ B cells...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423718/itraq-based-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-yamanaka-factors-reprogrammed-breast-cancer-cells
#8
Kun Wang, Zhiyan Shan, Lian Duan, Tiantian Gong, Feng Liu, Yue Zhang, Zhendong Wang, Jingling Shen, Lei Lei
Cancer cells had been developed to be reprogrammed into embryonic stem like cells by induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) technology, however, the tumor differentiation/dedifferentiation mechanisms had not yet been analyzed on a genome-wide scale. Here, we inserted the four stem cell transcription factor genes OCT4, SOX2, C-MYC and KLF4 into MCF cells (MCFs), represented a female breast cancer cell type, and obtained iPSCs (Mcfips) in about 3 weeks. By using the LC MS/MS iTRAQ technology, we analyzed the proteomic changes between MCFs and Mcfips...
March 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423703/artocarpin-an-isoprenyl-flavonoid-induces-p53-dependent-or-independent-apoptosis-via-ros-mediated-mapks-and-akt-activation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#9
Ming-Horng Tsai, Ju-Fang Liu, Yao-Chang Chiang, Stephen Chu-Sung Hu, Lee-Fen Hsu, Yu-Ching Lin, Zih-Chan Lin, Hui-Chun Lee, Mei-Chuan Chen, Chieh-Liang Huang, Chiang-Wen Lee
Artocarpin has been shown to exhibit cytotoxic effects on different cancer cells, including non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC, A549). However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we explore both p53-dependent and independent apoptosis pathways in artocarpin-treated NSCLC cells. Our results showed that artocarpin rapidly induced activation of cellular protein kinases including Erk1/2, p38 and AktS473. Inhibition of these protein kinases prevented artocarpin-induced cell death. Moreover, artocarpin-induced phosphorylation of these protein kinases and apoptosis were mediated by induction of reactive oxygen species (ROS), as pretreatment with NAC (a ROS scavenger) and Apocynin (a Nox-2 inhibitor) blocked these events...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423670/invasive-fusobacterium-nucleatum-activates-beta-catenin-signaling-in-colorectal-cancer-via-a-tlr4-p-pak1-cascade
#10
Yongyu Chen, Yan Peng, Jiahui Yu, Ting Chen, Yaxin Wu, Lei Shi, Qing Li, Jiao Wu, Xiangsheng Fu
The underlying mechanism of Fusobacterium nucleatum (Fn) in the carcinogenesis of colorectal cancer (CRC) is poorly understood. Here, we examined Fn abundance in CRC tissues, as well as β-catenin, TLR4 and PAK1 protein abundance in Fn positive and Fn negative CRCs. Furthermore, we isolated a strain of Fn (F01) from a CRC tissue and examined whether Fn (F01) infection of colon cancer cells activated β-catenin signaling via the TLR4/P-PAK1/P-β-catenin S675 cascade. Invasive Fn was abundant in 62.2% of CRC tissues...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423651/succinate-dehydrogenase-b-deficient-cancer-cells-are-highly-sensitive-to-bromodomain-and-extra-terminal-inhibitors
#11
Satoshi Kitazawa, Shunsuke Ebara, Ayumi Ando, Yuji Baba, Yoshinori Satomi, Tomoyoshi Soga, Takahito Hara
Mutations in succinate dehydrogenase B (SDHB) gene are frequently observed in several tumors and associated with poor prognosis in these tumors. Therefore, drugs effective for SDHB-deficient tumors could fulfill an unmet medical need. In addition, such drugs would have an advantage in that selection of patients with SDHB-mutant cancer could increase the probability of success in clinical trials. Currently, however, the characteristics of SDHB-deficient cancers are not completely understood. Here, we established SDHB knockout cancer cell lines from human colon cancer HCT116 cells using the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)/Cas9 knockout system, and clarified its metabolic characteristics...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423582/parthenolide-suppresses-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-glc-82-cells-growth-via-b-raf-mapk-erk-pathway
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Minting Lin, Hong Bi, Yanyan Yan, Wenjing Huang, Guiping Zhang, Genshui Zhang, Sili Tang, Yun Liu, Lingling Zhang, Jinxiang Ma, Jianye Zhang
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), one type of lung cancer, owns high rates of morbidity and mortality. B-Raf is one of the promising oncogenic drivers of NSCLC. Parthenolide, a natural product, is mainly extracted from the herbal plant Tanacetum parthenium. The effect of parthenolide on NSCLC cells and its potential as B-Raf inhibitor were studied in this study. It's shown that parthenolide exhibited the strong cytotoxicity against NSCLC cells with IC50 ranging from 6.07 ± 0.45 to 15.38 ± 1.13 μM. Parthenolide was also able to induce apoptosis, suppress proliferation and invasion in NSCLC cells...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422719/fbxw7-haploinsufficiency-loses-its-protection-against-dna-damage-and-accelerates-mnu-induced-gastric-carcinogenesis
#13
Yannan Jiang, Xinming Qi, Xinyu Liu, Jun Zhang, Jun Ji, Zhenggang Zhu, Jin Ren, Yingyan Yu
Fbxw7, a subunit of the SCF E3 ubiquitin ligase, recognizes oncoprotein substrates and leads to their proteasomal degradation. Fbxw7 acts as a tumor suppressor via inducing apoptosis and growth arrest in various kinds of tumors. To clarify the initiating role in gastric carcinogenesis as well as the histologic characterization of tumor in Fbxw7 allele haploinsufficient mice, we generated Fbxw7 heterozygous knockout mice (Fbxw7+/-) and treated them with chemical carcinogen N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) at 5-6 weeks of age...
April 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422055/c-myc-making-liver-sick-role-of-c-myc-in-hepatic-cell-function-homeostasis-and-disease
#14
REVIEW
Kang Zheng, Francisco Javier Cubero, Yulia A Nevzorova
Over 35 years ago, c-MYC, a highly pleiotropic transcription factor that regulates hepatic cell function, was identified. In recent years, a considerable increment in the number of publications has significantly shifted the way that the c-MYC function is perceived. Overexpression of c-MYC alters a wide range of roles including cell proliferation, growth, metabolism, DNA replication, cell cycle progression, cell adhesion and differentiation. The purpose of this review is to broaden the understanding of the general functions of c-MYC, to focus on c-MYC-driven pathogenesis in the liver, explain its mode of action under basal conditions and during disease, and discuss efforts to target c-MYC as a plausible therapy for liver disease...
April 19, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420895/the-downregulation-of-the-expression-of-cd147-by-tumor-suppressor-reic-dkk-3-and-its-implication-in-human-prostate-cancer-cell-growth-inhibition
#15
Akihiro Mori, Masami Watanabe, Takuya Sadahira, Yasuyuki Kobayashi, Yuichi Ariyoshi, Hideo Ueki, Koichiro Wada, Kazuhiko Ochiai, Shun-Ai Li, Yasutomo Nasu
The cluster of differentiation 147 (CD147), also known as EMMPRIN, is a key molecule that promotes cancer progression. We previously developed an adenoviral vector encoding a tumor suppressor REIC/Dkk-3 gene (Ad-REIC) for cancer gene therapy. The therapeutic effects are based on suppressing the growth of cancer cells, but, the underlying molecular mechanism has not been fully clarified. To elucidate this mechanism, we investigated the effects of Ad-REIC on the expression of CD147 in LNCaP prostate cancer cells...
April 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420432/elevated-gab2-induces-tumor-growth-and-angiogenesis-in-colorectal-cancer-through-upregulating-vegf-levels
#16
Chenbo Ding, Junmin Luo, Xiaobo Fan, Longmei Li, Shanshan Li, Kunming Wen, Jihong Feng, Guoqiu Wu
BACKGROUND: Grb2-associated binder 2 (Gab2) is a scaffolding protein that serves as a critical signaling amplifier downstream of tyrosine kinase receptors. Our previous study has shown that Gab2 induces epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and promotes metastasis in colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the role of Gab2 in CRC growth and angiogenesis remains unclear. METHODS: The expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in different colorectal tissues was detected by immunohistochemistry and qRT-PCR to evaluate its correlation with Gab2...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418907/bh3-mimetics-and-bet-inhibitors-elicit-enhanced-lethality-in-malignant-glioma
#17
Chiaki Tsuge Ishida, Elena Bianchetti, Chang Shu, Marc-Eric Halatsch, Mike-Andrew Westhoff, Georg Karpel-Massler, Markus D Siegelin
Drug combination therapies remain pivotal for the treatment of heterogeneous malignancies, such as glioblastomas. Here, we show a novel lethal interaction between Bcl-xL and c-myc inhibition accomplished by bromodomain protein inhibitors. Established, patient-derived xenograft and stem cell-like glioma cells were treated with the novel bromodomain protein inhibitors, JQ1 and OTX015, along with BH3-mimetics, ABT263 or Obatoclax. Synergy was assessed by calculation of CI values. Small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) were used for gene silencing and mechanistic studies...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417956/establishment-and-characterization-of-an-orthotopic-patient-derived-group-3-medulloblastoma-model-for-preclinical-drug-evaluation
#18
Emma Sandén, Cecilia Dyberg, Cecilia Krona, Gabriel Gallo-Oller, Thale Kristin Olsen, Julio Enríquez Pérez, Malin Wickström, Atosa Estekizadeh, Marcel Kool, Edward Visse, Tomas J Ekström, Peter Siesjö, John Inge Johnsen, Anna Darabi
Medulloblastomas comprise a heterogeneous group of tumours and can be subdivided into four molecular subgroups (WNT, SHH, Group 3 and Group 4) with distinct prognosis, biological behaviour and implications for targeted therapies. Few experimental models exist of the aggressive and poorly characterized Group 3 tumours. In order to establish a reproducible transplantable Group 3 medulloblastoma model for preclinical therapeutic studies, we acquired a patient-derived tumour sphere culture and inoculated low-passage spheres into the cerebellums of NOD-scid mice...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417568/cisplatin-resistant-cancer-cells-are-sensitive-to-aurora-kinase-a-inhibition-by-alisertib
#19
Lihong Wang, Janet Arras, Ahmed Katsha, Saif Hamdan, Abbes Belkhiri, Jeffrey Ecsedy, Wael El-Rifai
De novo and acquired resistance to platinum therapy such as cisplatin (CDDP) is a clinical challenge in gastric cancer treatment. Aberrant expression and activation of Aurora kinase A (AURKA) and eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E (eIF4E) are detected in several cancer types. Herein, we investigated the role of AURKA in CDDP resistance in gastric cancer. Western blot analysis demonstrated overexpression of AURKA and phosphorylation of eIF4E in acquired and de novo CDDP-resistant gastric cancer models...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416758/synergistic-interactions-between-plk1-and-hdac-inhibitors-in-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-cells-occur-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-and-proceed-through-multiple-mechanisms
#20
Tri Nguyen, Rebecca Parker, Elisa Hawkins, Beata Holkova, Victor Yazbeck, Akhil Kolluri, Maciej Kmieciak, Mohamed Rahmani, Steven Grant
Interactions between the polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) inhibitor volasertib and the histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACI) belinostat were examined in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) cells in vitro and in vivo. Exposure of DLBCL cells to very low concentrations of volasertib in combination with belinostat synergistically increased cell death (apoptosis). Similar interactions occurred in GC-, ABC-, double-hit DLBCL cells, MCL cells, bortezomib-resistant cells and primary lymphoma cells...
February 23, 2017: Oncotarget
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