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Apoptosis AND MST1

Prem Khanal, Zongchao Jia, Xiaolong Yang
Hippo signalling pathway is an emerging signalling pathway that plays important roles in organ size control, tumorigenesis, metastasis, stress response, apoptosis, stem cell differentiation and renewal during development and tissue homeostasis. Recent studies reported that human serine/threonine protein kinase, Mst1, a core component of the Hippo pathway can be activated through formation of homodimer. However, it is still unclear whether or not other components of the Hippo pathway are also regulated through dimerization...
February 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
Qingdong Zhao, Mingxia Ye, Wen Yang, Min Wang, Mingxia Li, Chenglei Gu, Luyang Zhao, Zhe Zhang, Weidong Han, Wensheng Fan, Yuanguang Meng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mitochondrial homeostasis is implicated in the development and progression of endometriosis through poorly defined mechanisms. Mst1 is the major growth suppressor related to cancer migration, apoptosis and proliferation. However, whether Mst1 is involved in endometriosis apoptosis and migration via regulating the mitochondrial function remains to be elucidated. METHODS: Expression of Mst1 in endometriosis was examined via western blots. Cellular apoptosis was detected via MTT and TUNEL assay...
2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Rathinavel Ashokkumar, Sankar Jamuna, M S Sakeena Sadullah, S Niranjali Devaraj
The molecular mechanisms involved in ER stress-induced post myocardial injury remain elusive. In this study, we have investigated the molecular mechanism of ER stress-mediated myocyte death in Isoproterenol (ISO) induced myocardial infarction and its inhibition by a potent anti oxidant and anti-apoptotic bioflavonoid, Vitexin. ISO mediated apoptosis was found to be associated with ER permeabilization and characterized by enhanced production of ROS, activation of caspase-3, modulation of Bcl2 family proteins and activation of bnip3...
February 5, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Han-Byul Kim, Seung-Jae Myung
The Hippo pathway plays prominent and widespread roles in various forms of human carcinogenesis. Specifically, the Yes-associated protein (YAP), a downstream effector of the Hippo pathway, can lead to excessive cell proliferation and the inhibition of apoptosis, resulting in tumorigenesis. It was reported that the YAP is strongly elevated in multiple types of human malignancies such as breast, lung, small intestine, colon, and liver cancers. Recent work indicates that, surprisingly, Hippo signaling components' (SAV1, MST1/2, Lats1/2) mutations are virtually absent in human cancer, rendering this signaling an unlikely candidate to explain the vigorous activation of the YAP in most, if not all human tumors and an activated YAP promotes the resistance to RAF-, MAPK/ERK Kinase (MEK)-, and Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-targeted inhibitor therapy...
January 25, 2018: BMB Reports
Yongmei Li, Jianying Du, Endong Zhu, Juanjuan Zhang, Jie Han, Wei Zhao, Bei Sun, Derun Tian
Liraglutide, as a glucagon-like peptide‑1 analogue, is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity. Previous findings have demonstrated the effects of liraglutide on adipogenesis; however, the underlying mechanism involved in this process remains to be elucidated. In the present study, to certify the effect of liraglutide on adipogenesis and explore the possible underlying mechanism involved in this process, preadipocyte 3T3‑L1 cells were cultured in adipocyte‑inducing medium and treated with liraglutide...
January 16, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Eva De Smedt, Ken Maes, Stefaan Verhulst, Hui Liu, Alboukadel Kassambara, Anke Maes, Nicolas Robert, Carlo Heirman, Andrew Cakana, Dirk Hose, Karine Breckpot, Leo A van Grunsven, Kim De Veirman, Eline Menu, Karin Vanderkerken, Jerome Moreaux, Elke De Bruyne
RAS mutations occur frequently in multiple myeloma (MM), but apart from driving progression they can also stimulate antitumor effects by activating tumor suppressive RASSF proteins. While this family of death effector molecules are often silenced in cancers, functional data about RASSF proteins in MM are lacking. Here we report that RASSF4 is downregulated during MM progression and correlates with a poor prognosis. Promoter methylation analysis in human cell lines revealed an inverse correlation between RASSF4 mRNA levels and methylation status...
December 19, 2017: Cancer Research
Wanlei Yang, Weiqi Han, An Qin, Ziyi Wang, Jiake Xu, Yu Qian
A delicate balance between osteoblastic bone formation and osteoclastic bone resorption is crucial for bone homeostasis. This process is regulated by the Hippo signaling pathway including key regulatory molecules RASSF2, NF2, MST1/2, SAV1, LATS1/2, MOB1, YAP, and TAZ. It is well established that the Hippo signaling pathway plays an important part in regulating osteoblast differentiation, but its role in osteoclast formation and activation remains poorly understood. In this review, we discuss the emerging role of Hippo-signaling pathway in osteoclast formation and bone homeostasis...
June 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Yang Yang, Haichang Wang, Zhiqiang Ma, Wei Hu, Dongdong Sun
Hippo signaling is a conserved pathway and plays important roles in controlling cell proliferation and differentiation. As a critical component of the Hippo pathway in mammals, mammalian sterile 20-like kinase 1 (MST1) participates in cell apoptosis and cell proliferation. Yes-associated protein (YAP) acts as a downstream transcriptional co-activator of MST1. MST1 is present in heart tissue and helps determine the fate of cardiomyocytes by regulating the balance between autophagy and apoptosis. Recent studies showed MST1 signaling is an essential participant in many cardiovascular disorders, including aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm, atherosclerosis, myocardial ischemic injury, and cardiomyopathy...
January 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
Shanjie Wang, Yanhong Fan, Xinyu Feng, Chuang Sun, Zhaofeng Shi, Tian Li, Jianjun Lv, Zhi Yang, Zhijing Zhao, Dongdong Sun
BACKGROUND: Cardiomyocyte autophagy and apoptosis are crucial events underlying the development of cardiac abnormalities and dysfunction after myocardial infarction (MI). A better understanding of the cell signaling pathways involved in cardiac remodeling may support the development of new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of heart failure (HF) after MI. METHODS: A cardiac MI injury model was constructed by ligating the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery...
January 1, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
L Yuan, Z W Li
The Hippo signaling pathway consists of four core components in mammals, i.e., Mst1/2, WW45, Mob1, and LATS1/2, which can inhibit the transcriptional coactivator YAP from entering the nucleus, maintain the balance between cell proliferation and apoptosis, control organ size, and maintain homeostasis. If the core components of the Hippo signaling pathway are inactivated due to gene mutation or epigenetic alterations, YAP is overexpressed and activated in the nucleus, which then induces excessive cell proliferation and inhibits cell apoptosis...
October 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
Xiao-Yan Lin, Feng-Feng Cai, Ming-Hong Wang, Xin Pan, Fang Wang, Lu Cai, Rong-Rong Cui, Su Chen, Ewelina Biskup
Mammalian sterile 20-like kinase 1 (Mst1) is a major inhibitor of cell proliferation, and is involved in apoptosis, oncogenesis and organ growth via its ubiquitously encoded serine threonine kinase. Previous studies have demonstrated that Mst1 has a tumor suppressor function in human breast cancer. Mst1 deletion or mutation is associated with tumorigenesis, whereas Mst1 overexpression leads to tumor cell apoptosis and decreases proliferation of tumor cells. Our previous study reported the tumor suppressive function of Mst1, and debated Mst1 as a prognostic factor in human breast cancer...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
Qi Li, Feng Qi, Xiangchao Meng, Chenpei Zhu, Yingtang Gao
The Hippo-Mst1 pathway is associated with tumor development and progression. However, little evidence is available for its role in colorectal cancer (CRC) stress response via mitochondrial homeostasis. In this study, we conducted gain-of function assay about Mst1 in CRC via adenovirus transfection. Then, cellular viability and apoptosis were measured via MTT, TUNEL assay, and typan blue staining. Mitochondrial function was detected via JC1 staining, mPTP opening assay, and immunofluorescence of cyt-c. Mitophagy was observed via western blots and immunofluorescence...
October 24, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
Di Li, Haibo Ni, Qin Rui, Rong Gao, Gang Chen
Neuronal cell death following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a considerable contributor to neurological deficits. In our work, we explored the functions of Mammalian STE20-like kinase-1 (Mst1), a apoptosis-promoting kinase and aslo a pivotal bridgebuilder of apoptotic signaling, in the etiopathogenesis of an experimental rat model of TBI. We found that the phosphorylation level of Mst1 in injured area was significantly increased after TBI. Furthermore, we discovered that inhibition of Mst1 phosphorylation can effectively reduce neuronal cell death by inhibiting the activation of caspase 3 and suppressing the damage of DNA during TBI...
October 17, 2017: Brain Research
Maojun Liu, Shengquan Liu, Wenting Tan, Fen Tang, Junrong Long, Zining Li, Biao Liang, Chun Chu, Jun Yang
Recent studies have indicated the existence of an endogenous sulfur dioxide (SO2)‑generating system in the cardiovascular system. The present study aimed to discuss the function and regulatory mechanism of gaseous signal molecule SO2 in inhibiting apoptosis and endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) via the Hippo‑MST signaling pathway to improve myocardial fibrosis of diabetic rats. A total of 40 male Sprague‑Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups (10 rats per group): Normal control group (control group), diabetic rats group [streptozotocin (STZ) group], SO2 intervention group (STZ+SO2 group) and diabetes mellitus rats treated with L‑Aspartic acid β‑hydroxamate (HDX) group (HDX group)...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Ting-Ting Zhang, Guo-Min Zhang, Yu-Hang Jin, Yi-Xuan Guo, Zhen Wang, Yi-Xuan Fan, M A El-Samahy, Feng Wang
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of dietary energy restriction on postnatal liver development in Hu sheep ram lambs. A total of 16 ram lambs were randomly divided into two groups: 100% energy requirements diet and 55% energy requirements diet, which were fed for 75 d. Results showed that the final body and liver weights decreased with energy restriction (p <0.05). Energy restriction caused a significant decrease in the levels of circulating insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) and an increase in growth hormone secretion (p <0...
September 2, 2017: Tissue & Cell
Feng Liang, Ligen Shi, Jingwei Zheng, Sheng Chen, Yangxin Wang, Jianmin Zhang
Neuronal apoptosis chiefly contributes to the cell loss following traumatic brain injury (TBI). CGP3466B is a compound related to the anti-Parkinsonism drug R-(-)-deprenyl. Previous studies have illuminated anti-apoptosis effects of CGP3466B in different cell lines, but the underlying mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. Mammalian sterile 20 (STE20)-like kinase1 (Mst1) is a core component of the Hippo signaling pathway. Protein-L-isoaspartate (D-aspartate) O-methyltransferase (PCMT1) is an enzyme that repairs damaged L-isoaspartyl residues in proteins...
August 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
Shu-juan Yu, Jing Geng, Lan-fen Chen
The Hippo signaling pathway, first identified in Drosophila, has emerged as a critical regulator for controlling the size of organs. Activation of the Hippo signaling pathway negatively regulates the Yorkie ortholog YAP in multiple organs, important in the regulation of cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis during development. The Serine/Threonine protein kinases MST1 and MST2, mammalian homologs of the Drosophila Hippo kinase, play central roles in the Hippo signaling pathway in mammals. Recent studies reveal that non-canonical Hippo signaling pathways are also involved in the regulation of various other biological processes, particularly the important roles of MST1 and MST2 kinases in immune cell activation, adhesion, migration, growth, and apoptosis...
July 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
NaveenKumar Perumal, MadanKumar Perumal, Devaraj Halagowder, NiranjaliDevaraj Sivasithamparam
Despite great progress in understanding the activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) during liver fibrosis, therapeutic approaches to inhibit HSC activation remain very limited. Recent reports highlight Yes-associated protein (Yap) and transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) as critical regulators of HSC activation and henceforth a compound targeting Hippo/Yap and TGF-β1/Smad pathways would be a potential anti-fibrotic candidate. Morin, a dietary flavonoid, was earlier reported to inhibit HSC proliferation and induction of apoptosis of cultured HSCs, mainly by suppressing Wnt/β-catenin and NF-κB signaling, but its effect on Hippo/Yap and TGF-β1/Smad pathways was not determined...
September 2017: Biochimie
Ligen Shi, Ammar Al-Baadani, Keren Zhou, Anwen Shao, Shenbin Xu, Sheng Chen, Jianmin Zhang
Mammalian sterile 20-like kinase 1 (MST1) is found to promote neuronal apoptosis. Protein-L-isoaspartate (D-aspartate) O-methyltransferase (PCMT1), an anti-apoptosis factor, was recently identified as an MST1-interacting protein. This study aims to explore the potential role of PCMT1 in reducing MST1-induced neuronal apoptosis after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in rats. One hundred ninety-eight male Sprague-Dawley rats were used. An exogenous PCMT1 agonist, CGP 3466B, was injected subcutaneously 1 h after the SAH induced by endovascular perforation...
May 22, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
Christina Servas, Sandra Kiehlmeier, Julia Hach, Rebecca Gross, Claudia Götz, Mathias Montenarh
Apoptosis and the response to cell stress are evolutionary highly conserved mechanisms. Both processes require strict regulation, which is often performed by protein kinases. The mammalian Sterile 20-like kinase 1 (MST1) is a pro-apoptotic protein kinase, which is activated and cleaved by caspases upon the induction of cell stress. Being a phosphoprotein itself, the activity of MST1 is regulated by phosphorylation. Protein kinase CK2 is an anti-apoptotic protein kinase which seems to be involved in the regulation of many different cellular processes including apoptosis...
May 6, 2017: Cellular Signalling
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