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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811571/identification-of-a-gene-encoding-slow-skeletal-muscle-troponin-t-as-a-novel-marker-for-immortalization-of-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
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Takuya Kuroda, Satoshi Yasuda, Hiroyuki Nakashima, Nozomi Takada, Satoko Matsuyama, Shinji Kusakawa, Akihiro Umezawa, Akifumi Matsuyama, Shin Kawamata, Yoji Sato
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) are leading candidate raw materials for cell-based therapeutic products (CTPs). In the development of hPSC-derived CTPs, it is imperative to ensure that they do not form tumors after transplantation for safety reasons. Because cellular immortalization is a landmark of malignant transformation and a common feature of cancer cells, we aimed to develop an in vitro assay for detecting immortalized cells in CTPs. We employed retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells as a model of hPSC-derived products and identified a gene encoding slow skeletal muscle troponin T (TNNT1) as a novel marker of immortalized RPE cells by comprehensive microarray analysis...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811125/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-thiopurines-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-human-hepatocytes-insights-from-an-innovative-mass-spectrometry-assay
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Marco Pelin, Elena Genova, Laura Fusco, Monzer Marisat, Ute Hofmann, Diego Favretto, Marianna Lucafò, Andrea Taddio, Stefano Martelossi, Alessandro Ventura, Gabriele Stocco, Matthias Schwab, Giuliana Decorti
AIM: To apply an innovative LC-MS/MS method to quantify thiopurine metabolites in human hepatocytes and to associate them to cytotoxicity. METHODS: Immortalized human hepatocytes (IHH cells) were treated for 48 and 96 h, with 1.4 × 10(-4) M azathioprine and 1.1 × 10(-3) M mercaptopurine, concentrations corresponding to the IC50 values calculated after 96 h exposure in previous cytotoxicity analysis. After treatments, cells were collected for LC-MS/MS analysis to quantify 11 thiopurine metabolites with different level of phosphorylation and viable cells were counted by Trypan blue exclusion assay to determine thiopurines in vitro effect on cell growth and survival...
August 12, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810880/nlrp7-contributes-to-in-vitro-decidualization-of-endometrial-stromal-cells
#3
Jyun-Yuan Huang, Pei-Hsiu Yu, Yueh-Chun Li, Pao-Lin Kuo
BACKGROUND: Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NACHT), leucine rich repeat (LRR) and pyrin domain (PYD) 7 containing protein, NLRP7, is a member of the NLR family which serves as innate immune sensors. Mutations and genetic variants of NLRP7 have been found in women with infertility associated conditions, such as recurrent hydatidiform mole, recurrent miscarriage, and preeclampsia. Decidualization of endometrial stromal cells is a hallmark of tissue remodeling to support embryo implantation and proper placental development...
August 15, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808646/application-of-epstein-barr-virus-for-optimization-of-immortalized-b-lymphocyte-production-as-a-positive-control-in-genetic-studies
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Behnaz Tousizadeh, Sharareh Moghim, Ahmad Reza Salehi Chaleshtori, Maryam Ghanbarian, Mina Mirian, Mansoor Salehi, Sepideh Tousizadeh, Fatemeh Zaboli
BACKGROUND: Infection of B-cells with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) leads to more and subsequent immortalization. This is considered as the method of choice for generating lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs). Producing LCLs, although very useful but is very time consuming and troublesome, drives the requirement for quicker and more reliable methods for EBV-driven B-cell transformation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After successfully production of LCLs, different parameters including temperature, serum concentration, type of culture medium, and CO2 concentration were evaluated on EBV-transformed B-cells...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808257/stochastic-model-of-contact-inhibition-and-the-proliferation-of-melanoma-in-situ
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Mauro César Cafundó Morais, Izabella Stuhl, Alan U Sabino, Willian W Lautenschlager, Alexandre S Queiroga, Tharcisio Citrangulo Tortelli, Roger Chammas, Yuri Suhov, Alexandre F Ramos
Contact inhibition is a central feature orchestrating cell proliferation in culture experiments; its loss is associated with malignant transformation and tumorigenesis. We performed a co-culture experiment with human metastatic melanoma cell line (SKMEL- 147) and immortalized keratinocyte cells (HaCaT). After 8 days a spatial pattern was detected, characterized by the formation of clusters of melanoma cells surrounded by keratinocytes constraining their proliferation. In addition, we observed that the proportion of melanoma cells within the total population has increased...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808216/modeling-and-validating-three-dimensional-human-normal-cervix-and-cervical-cancer-tissues-in-vitro
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Anna Karolina Zuk, Xuesong Wen, Stephen Dilworth, Dong Li, Lucy Ghali
The use of three dimensional in vitro systems in cancer research is a promising path for developing effective anticancer therapies. The aim of this study was to engineer a functional 3-Din vitro model of normal and cancerous cervical tissue.Normal epithelial and immortalized cervical epithelial carcinoma cell lines were used to construct 3-D artificial normal cervical and cervical cancerous tissues. De-epidermised dermis (DED) was used as a scaffold for both models. Morphological analyses were conducted by using hematoxylin and eosin staining and characteristics of the models were studied by analyzing the expression of different structural cytokeratins and differential protein marker Mad1 using immunohistochemical technique...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801702/paeonol-attenuates-aging-mrc-5-cells-and-inhibits-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-premalignant-hacat-cells-induced-by-aging-mrc-5-cell-conditioned-medium
#7
Lihua Yang, Shangping Xing, Kun Wang, Hua Yi, Biaoyan Du
Senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) factors, such as IL-6 and IL-8, are extremely critical in tissue microenvironment. Senescent human fibroblasts facilitate epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in premalignant epithelial cells mainly through the secretion of SASP factors. Meanwhile, premalignant human HaCaT Keratinocyte (HaCaT) cells as immortal epithelial cells are susceptible to malignant transformation. Paeonol, an herbal phenolic component found in peonies, exerts anti-aging and anti-tumor efficacies, while the molecular mechanisms of paeonol on EMT in premalignant HaCaT cells induced by SASP factors are unclear...
August 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800587/highly-efficient-gene-inactivation-by-adenoviral-crispr-cas9-in-human-primary-cells
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Olaf Voets, Frans Tielen, Edo Elstak, Julian Benschop, Max Grimbergen, Jan Stallen, Richard Janssen, Andre van Marle, Christian Essrich
Phenotypic assays using human primary cells are highly valuable tools for target discovery and validation in drug discovery. Expression knockdown (KD) of such targets in these assays allows the investigation of their role in models of disease processes. Therefore, efficient and fast modes of protein KD in phenotypic assays are required. The CRISPR/Cas9 system has been shown to be a versatile and efficient means of gene inactivation in immortalized cell lines. Here we describe the use of adenoviral (AdV) CRISPR/Cas9 vectors for efficient gene inactivation in two human primary cell types, normal human lung fibroblasts and human bronchial epithelial cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799948/anticancer-drugs-and-the-regulation-of-hedgehog-genes-gli1-and-ptch1-a-comparative-study-in-nonmelanoma-skin-cancer-cell-lines
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Uffe H Olesen, Sophie Bojesen, Julie Gehl, Merete Haedersdal
Nonmelanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer in humans, comprising mainly basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). BCC proliferation is highly dependent on the Hedgehog signaling pathway. We aimed to investigate a panel of anticancer drugs with known activity against skin cancer for their therapeutic potential in localized, enhanced topical treatment of SCC and BCC. Cytotoxicity profiles for vismodegib, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), methotrexate (MTX), cisplatin, bleomycin, and vorinostat were established in terms of half maximal inhibitory concentration values in a panel of immortalized keratinocytes (HaCaT), BCC (UWBCC1 and BCC77015), and SCC (A431 and SCC25) cell lines...
August 9, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799741/early-assessment-and-correlations-of-nanoclay-s-toxicity-to-their-physical-and-chemical-properties
#10
Alixandra Wagner, Andrew White, Todd A Stueckle, Derrick Banerjee, Konstantinos A Sierros, Yon Rojanasakul, Sushant Agarwal, Rakesh K Gupta, Cerasela Zoica Dinu
Nanoclays' functionalization with organic modifiers increases their individual barrier properties, thermal stability, and mechanical properties and allows for ease of implementation in food packaging materials or medical devices. Previous reports have showed that while organic modifiers integration between the layered mineral silicates leads to nanoclays with different degrees of hydrophobicity that become easily miscible in polymers, they could also pose possible effects at inhalation or ingestion routes of exposure...
August 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798069/mll-tet1-fusion-protein-promotes-immortalization-of-myeloid-progenitor-cells-and-leukemia-development
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Hyeng-Soo Kim, Seung Hwan Oh, Ju-Heon Kim, Jae-Young Kim, Do-Hyung Kim, Soo-Jin Lee, Sang-Un Choi, Kwon Moo Park, Zae Young Ryoo, Tae Sung Park, Sanggyu Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 10, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798043/inactivation-of-porcine-endogenous-retrovirus-in-pigs-using-crispr-cas9
#12
Dong Niu, Hong-Jiang Wei, Lin Lin, Haydy George, Tao Wang, I-Hsiu Lee, Hong-Ye Zhao, Yong Wang, Yinan Kan, Ellen Shrock, Emal Lesha, Gang Wang, Yonglun Luo, Yubo Qing, Deling Jiao, Heng Zhao, Xiaoyang Zhou, Shouqi Wang, Hong Wei, Marc Güell, George M Church, Luhan Yang
Xenotransplantation is a promising strategy to alleviate the shortage of organs for human transplantation. In addition to the concern on pig-to-human immunological compatibility, the risk of cross-species transmission of porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs) has impeded the clinical application of this approach. Earlier, we demonstrated the feasibility of inactivating PERV activity in an immortalized pig cell line. Here, we confirmed that PERVs infect human cells, and observed the horizontal transfer of PERVs among human cells...
August 10, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797103/effects-of-cancer-testis-antigen-tfdp3-on-cell-cycle-regulation-and-its-mechanism-in-l-02-and-hepg2-cell-lines-in-vitro
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Yunshen Jiao, Lingyu Ding, Ming Chu, Tieshan Wang, Jiarui Kang, Xiaofan Zhao, Huanhuan Li, Xi Chen, Zirui Gao, Likai Gao, Yuedan Wang
TFDP3, also be known as HCA661, was one of the cancer-testis antigens, which only expressed in human tissues. The recent researches about TFDP3 mostly focused on its ability to control the drug resistance and apoptosis of tumor cells. However, the role of TFDP3 in the progress of the cell cycle is rarely involved. In this study, we examined the expression of TFDP3 in human liver tissues firstly. After that, we detect the expression of TFDP3 at the RNA level and protein level in L-02 cell line and HepG2 cell line, and the location of TFDP3 was defined by immunofluorescence technique...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794048/hepatitis-c-virus-core-protein-modulates-endoglin-cd105-signaling-pathway-for-liver-pathogenesis
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Young-Chan Kwon, Reina Sasaki, Keith Meyer, Ranjit Ray
Endoglin is part of the TGF-β receptor complex and has a crucial role in fibrogenesis and angiogenesis. It is also an important protein for tumor growth, survival, and cancer cell metastasis. In our previous study, we have shown that hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection induces epithelial-mesenchymal transition state (EMT) and cancer stem-like cell (CSC) properties in human hepatocytes. Our array data suggested that endoglin (CD105) mRNA is significantly upregulated in HCV associated CSCs. In this study, we have observed increased endoglin expression on the cell surface of HCV core expressing hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2) cell line or immortalized human hepatocytes (IHH) and activation of its downstream signaling molecules...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794013/control-mechanisms-in-germ-cells-mediated-by-p53-family-proteins
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REVIEW
Jakob Gebel, Marcel Tuppi, Katharina Krauskopf, Daniel Coutandin, Susanne Pitzius, Sebastian Kehrloesser, Christian Osterburg, Volker Dötsch
Germ cells are totipotent and, in principle, immortal as they are the source for new germ cells in each generation. This very special role requires tight quality control systems. The p53 protein family constitutes one of the most important quality surveillance systems in cells. Whereas p53 has become famous for its role as the guardian of the genome in its function as the most important somatic tumor suppressor, p63 has been nicknamed 'guardian of the female germ line'. p63 is strongly expressed in resting oocytes and responsible for eliminating those that carry DNA double-strand breaks...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792435/regulation-of-telomere-homeostasis-during-epstein-barr-virus-infection-and-immortalization
#16
REVIEW
Siamak A Kamranvar, Maria G Masucci
The acquisition of unlimited proliferative potential is dependent on the activation of mechanisms for telomere maintenance, which counteracts telomere shortening and the consequent triggering of the DNA damage response, cell cycle arrest, and apoptosis. The capacity of Epstein Barr virus (EBV) to infect B-lymphocytes in vitro and transform the infected cells into autonomously proliferating immortal cell lines underlies the association of this human gamma-herpesvirus with a broad variety of lymphoid and epithelial cell malignancies...
August 9, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791797/emerging-roles-of-hnrnpa1-in-modulating-malignant-transformation
#17
REVIEW
Rajat Roy, Yueyang Huang, Michael J Seckl, Olivier E Pardo
Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoproteins (hnRNPs) are RNA-binding proteins associated with complex and diverse biological processes such as processing of heterogeneous nuclear RNAs (hnRNAs) into mature mRNAs, RNA splicing, transactivation of gene expression, and modulation of protein translation. hnRNPA1 is the most abundant and ubiquitously expressed member of this protein family and has been shown to be involved in multiple molecular events driving malignant transformation. In addition to selective mRNA splicing events promoting expression of specific protein variants, hnRNPA1 regulates the gene expression and translation of several key players associated with tumorigenesis and cancer progression...
August 8, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780388/phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-pi3k-modulates-manganese-homeostasis-and-manganese-induced-cell-signaling-in-a-murine-striatal-cell-line
#18
Miles R Bryan, Michael A Uhouse, Kristen D Nordham, Piyush Joshi, Daniel I R Rose, Michael T O'Brien, Michael Aschner, Aaron B Bowman
In a recent study, we found that blocking the protein kinase ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) with the small molecule inhibitor (SMI) KU-55933 can completely abrogate Mn-induced phosphorylation of p53 at serine 15 (p-p53) in human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-differentiated striatal neuroprogenitors. However, in the immortalized mouse striatal progenitor cell line STHdh(Q7/Q7), a concentration of KU55933 far exceeding its IC50 for ATM was required to inhibit Mn-induced p-p53. This suggested an alternative signaling system redundant with ATM kinase for activating p53 in this cell line- one that was altered by KU55933 at these higher concentrations (i...
August 2, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780319/cdk1-mediated-mitotic-phosphorylation-of-pbk-is-involved-in-cytokinesis-and-inhibits-its-oncogenic-activity
#19
Seth Stauffer, Yongji Zeng, Jiuli Zhou, Xingcheng Chen, Yuanhong Chen, Jixin Dong
PDZ-binding kinase (PBK) plays a major role in proliferation and in safeguarding mitotic fidelity in cancer cells. Frequently upregulated in many cancers, PBK drives tumorigenesis and metastasis. PBK has been shown to be phosphorylated in mitosis by cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (CDK1)/cyclin B, however, no studies have been done examining PBK mitotic phosphorylation in oncogenesis. Additionally to the previously identified Threonine-9 phosphorylation, we found that Threonine-24, Serine-32, and Serine-59 of PBK are also phosphorylated...
August 3, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776259/increased-egfr-expression-induced-by-a-novel-oncogene-cug2-confers-resistance-to-doxorubicin-through-stat1-hdac4-signaling
#20
Sirichat Kaowinn, Seung Won Jun, Chang Seok Kim, Dong-Myeong Shin, Yoon-Hwae Hwang, Kyujung Kim, Bosung Shin, Chutima Kaewpiboon, Hyeon Hee Jeong, Sang Seok Koh, Oliver H Krämer, Randal N Johnston, Young-Hwa Chung
BACKGROUND: Previously, it has been found that the cancer upregulated gene 2 (CUG2) and the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) both contribute to drug resistance of cancer cells. Here, we explored whether CUG2 may exert its anticancer drug resistance by increasing the expression of EGFR. METHODS: EGFR expression was assessed using Western blotting, immunofluorescence and capacitance assays in A549 lung cancer and immortalized bronchial BEAS-2B cells, respectively, stably transfected with a CUG2 expression vector (A549-CUG2; BEAS-CUG2) or an empty control vector (A549-Vec; BEAS-Vec)...
August 3, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
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