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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107095/chibby1-knockdown-promotes-mesenchymal-to-epithelial-transition-like-changes
#1
Victoria Fischer, Michael Wong, Feng-Qian Li, Ken-Ichi Takemaru
Chibby1 (Cby1) was originally isolated as a binding partner for β-catenin, a dual function protein in cell-cell adhesion and in canonical Wnt signaling. The canonical Wnt/β-catenin pathway is dysregulated in various diseases including cancer, most notably of the gastrointestinal origin. To investigate the role of Cby1 in colorectal tumorigenesis, we generated stable Cby1-knockdown (KD) SW480 colon cancer cells. Unexpectedly, we found that Cby1 KD induces mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition (MET)-like changes in SW480 as well as in HEK293 cells...
January 20, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105934/charm-discovery-of-combinatorial-chromatin-modification-patterns-in-hepatitis-b-virus-x-transformed-mouse-liver-cancer-using-association-rule-mining
#2
Sung Hee Park, Sun-Min Lee, Young-Joon Kim, Sangsoo Kim
BACKGROUND: Various chromatin modifications, identified in large-scale epigenomic analyses, are associated with distinct phenotypes of different cells and disease phases. To improve our understanding of these variations, many computational methods have been developed to discover novel sites and cell-specific chromatin modifications. Despite the availability of existing methods, there is still room for further improvement when they are applied to resolve the histone code hypothesis. Hence, we aim to investigate the development of a computational method to provide new insights into de novo combinatorial pattern discovery of chromatin modifications to characterize epigenetic variations in distinct phenotypes of different cells...
December 13, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105635/dental-and-extra-oral-clinical-features-in-41-patients-with-wnt10a-gene-mutations-a-multicentric-genotype-phenotype-study
#3
C Tardieu, S Jung, K Niederreither, M Prasad, S Hadj-Rabia, N Philip, A Mallet, E Consolino, E Sfeir, B Noueiri, N Chassaing, H Dollfus, M-C Manière, A Bloch-Zupan, F Clauss
WNT10A gene encodes a canonical wingless pathway signaling molecule involved in cell fate specification as well as morphogenetic patterning of the developing ectoderm, nervous system, skeleton, and tooth. In patients, WNT10A mutations are responsible for ectodermal-derived pathologies including isolated hypo-oligodontia, tricho-odonto-onycho-dermal dysplasia (TOODD) and Schöpf-Schulz-Passarge Syndrome (SSPS). Here we describe the dental, ectodermal, and extra-ectodermal phenotypic features of a cohort of 41 patients from 32 unrelated families...
January 20, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103901/pathogenic-lrrk2-variants-are-gain-of-function-mutations-that-enhance-lrrk2-mediated-repression-of-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#4
Daniel C Berwick, Behzad Javaheri, Andrea Wetzel, Mark Hopkinson, Jonathon Nixon-Abell, Simone Grannò, Andrew A Pitsillides, Kirsten Harvey
BACKGROUND: LRRK2 mutations and risk variants increase susceptibility to inherited and idiopathic Parkinson's disease, while recent studies have identified potential protective variants. This, and the fact that LRRK2 mutation carriers develop symptoms and brain pathology almost indistinguishable from idiopathic Parkinson's disease, has led to enormous interest in this protein. LRRK2 has been implicated in a range of cellular events, but key among them is canonical Wnt signalling, which results in increased levels of transcriptionally active β-catenin...
January 19, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103279/aristaless-related-homeobox-arx-interacts-with-%C3%AE-catenin-bcl9-and-p300-to-regulate-canonical-wnt-signaling
#5
Il-Taeg Cho, Youngshin Lim, Jeffrey A Golden, Ginam Cho
Mutations in the Aristaless Related Homeobox (ARX) gene are associated with a spectrum of structural (lissencephaly) and functional (epilepsy and intellectual disabilities) neurodevelopmental disorders. How mutations in this single transcription factor can result in such a broad range of phenotypes remains poorly understood. We hypothesized that ARX functions through distinct interactions with specific transcription factors/cofactors to regulate unique target genes in different cell types. To identify ARX interacting proteins, we performed an unbiased proteomics screen and identified several components of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, including β-catenin (CTNNB1), B-cell CLL/lymphoma 9 (BCL9) and leucine rich repeat flightless interacting protein 2 (LRRFIP2), in cortical progenitor cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101909/efficient-transdifferentiation-of-human-dermal-fibroblasts-into-skeletal-muscle
#6
Selwa Mokhtar Boularaoui, Khaled M A Abdel-Raouf, Noaf Salah Ali Alwahab, Megan E Kondash, George A Truskey, Jeremy Choon Meng Teo, Nicolas Christoforou
Skeletal muscle holds significant regenerative potential but is incapable of restoring tissue loss caused due to severe injury, congenital defects, or tumor ablation. Consequently, skeletal muscle models are being developed to study human pathophysiology and regeneration. Their physiological accuracy, however, is hampered by the lack of an easily accessible human cell source that is readily expandable and capable of efficient differentiation. MYOD1, a master gene regulator, induces transdifferentiation of a variety of cell types into skeletal muscle, although inefficiently in human cells...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101190/ror2-inhibits-the-proliferation-of-gastric-carcinoma-cells-via-activation-of-non-canonical-wnt-signaling
#7
Likun Yan, Qingguo Du, Jianfeng Yao, Ruiting Liu
Gastric carcinoma is one of the most common human cancers and has a poor prognosis. Receptor tyrosine kinase-like orphan receptor 2 (ROR2), which is a non-canonical receptor of the Wnt signaling pathway, has been reported to be deregulated in numerous types of human cancers, including gastric carcinoma. However, the exact role of ROR2 in the regulation of the malignant phenotypes of gastric carcinoma, as well as the underlying molecular mechanism, remains largely unclear. The present study demonstrated that ROR2 was recurrently downregulated in gastric carcinoma tissues, as compared with their matched adjacent normal tissues...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100566/loss-of-axin1-drives-acquired-resistance-to-wnt-pathway-blockade-in-colorectal-cancer-cells-carrying-rspo3-fusions
#8
Gabriele Picco, Consalvo Petti, Alessia Centonze, Erica Torchiaro, Giovanni Crisafulli, Luca Novara, Andrea Acquaviva, Alberto Bardelli, Enzo Medico
In colorectal cancer (CRC), WNT pathway activation by genetic rearrangements of RSPO3 is emerging as a promising target. However, its low prevalence severely limits availability of preclinical models for in-depth characterization. Using a pipeline designed to suppress stroma-derived signal, we find that RSPO3 "outlier" expression in CRC samples highlights translocation and fusion transcript expression. Outlier search in 151 CRC cell lines identified VACO6 and SNU1411 cells as carriers of, respectively, a canonical PTPRK(e1)-RSPO3(e2) fusion and a novel PTPRK(e13)-RSPO3(e2) fusion...
January 18, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095618/genome-wide-analysis-of-canonical-wnt-target-gene-regulation-in-xenopus-tropicalis-challenges-%C3%AE-catenin-paradigm
#9
REVIEW
Yukio Nakamura, Stefan Hoppler
Wnt/β-catenin signaling is an important cell-to-cell signaling mechanism that controls gene expression during embryonic development and is critically implicated in human diseases. Developmental, cellular, and transcriptional responses to Wnt signaling are remarkably context-specific in different biological processes. While nuclear localization of β-catenin is the key to activation of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway and target gene expression, the molecular mechanisms of how the same Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway induces specific responses remain undetermined...
January 17, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087459/wnt-signaling-balances-specification-of-the-cardiac-and-pharyngeal-muscle-fields
#10
Amrita Mandal, Andrew Holowiecki, Yuntao Charlie Song, Joshua S Waxman
Canonical Wnt/β-catenin (Wnt) signaling plays multiple conserved roles during fate specification of cardiac progenitors in developing vertebrate embryos. Although lineage analysis in ascidians and mice has indicated there is a close relationship between the cardiac second heart field (SHF) and pharyngeal muscle (PM) progenitors, the signals underlying directional fate decisions of the cells within the cardio-pharyngeal muscle field in vertebrates are not yet understood. Here, we examined the temporal requirements of Wnt signaling in cardiac and PM development...
January 10, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077724/trem2-promotes-microglial-survival-by-activating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
#11
Honghua Zheng, Lin Jia, Chia-Chen Liu, Zhouyi Rong Li Zhong, Longyu Yang, Xiao-Fen Chen, John D Fryer, Xin Wang, Yun-Wu Zhang, Huaxi Xu, Guojun Bu
: Triggering Receptor Expressed on Myeloid cells 2 (TREM2), expressed on myeloid cells including microglia in the central nervous system (CNS), has recently been identified as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). TREM2 transmits intracellular signals through its trans-membrane binding partner DNAX-activating protein 12 (DAP12). Homozygous mutations inactivating TREM2 or DAP12 lead to Nasu-Hakola disease (NHD); however, how AD risk-conferring variants increase AD risk is not clear...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069902/wnt-regulation-of-embryonic-development-likely-involves-pathways-independent-of-nuclear-ctnnb1
#12
Paula Tribulo, James I Moss, Manabu Ozawa, Zongliang Jiang, Cindy Tian, Peter J Hansen
The bovine was used to examine potential for WNT signaling to affect the preimplantation embryo. Expression of seven key genes involved in canonical WNT signaling declined to a nadir at the morula or blastocyst stage. Expression of 80 genes associated with WNT signaling in the morula and inner cell mass (ICM) and trophectoderm (TE) of the blastocyst was also evaluated. Many genes associated with WNT signaling were characterized by low transcript abundance. Seven genes were different between ICM and TE, and all of them were overexpressed in TE as compared to ICM, including WNT6, FZD1, FZD7, LRP6, PORCN, APC, and SFRP1...
January 9, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069697/increased-canonical-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signalling-and-myxomatous-valve-disease
#13
EDITORIAL
Sunita Chopra, Nadia Al-Sammarraie, Yimu Lai, Mohamad Azhar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064540/romosozumab-for-the-treatment-of-osteoporosis
#14
Leonardo Bandeira, E Michael Lewiecki, John P Bilezikian
Sclerostin, a glycoprotein produced primarily by osteocytes, blocks the canonical Wnt signaling bone formation pathway. Romosozumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody to sclerostin that binds to sclerostin, permitting the engagement of Wnt ligands with their co-receptors, resulting in an increase in bone formation and bone mineral density (BMD). Clinical studies with romosozumab have shown dramatic improvements in BMD at the spine and hip. Romosozumab is associated with improvement in bone strength through mechanisms that include increases in bone formation and, different from classical osteoanabolic agents, suppression of bone resorption...
February 2017: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061901/rbm5-inhibits-tumorigenesis-of-gliomas-through-inhibition-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-and-induction-of-apoptosis
#15
Yuanpei Jiang, Hongling Sheng, Lei Meng, Hongsheng Yue, Bo Li, Aijun Zhang, Yanan Dong, Yuguang Liu
BACKGROUND: Gliomas are one of the most common malignant brain tumors and bring a big threat to human life as traditional therapy is unsatisfactory. RBM5 was a RNA-binding motif protein and was reported as a tumor suppressor. But the role of RBM5 in gliomas was unknown. METHODS: The mRNA level of RBM5 was determined in gliomas tissues and cell lines by real-time quantitative PCR (qRT-PCR) assay while the association of RBM5 expression with prognosis was analyzed by Kaplan-Meier method and compared by log-rank test...
January 6, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059551/wnt-signaling-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
#16
Robert Böscke, Eszter K Vladar, Michael Könnecke, Birgit Hüsing, Robert Linke, Ralph Pries, Norbert Reiling, Jeffrey D Axelrod, Jayakar V Nayak, Barbara Wollenberg
The signaling pathways that sustain the disease process of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) remain poorly understood. We sought to determine the expression levels of Wnt signaling genes in CRSwNP, and to study the role of the Wnt pathway in inflammation and epithelial remodeling in the nasal mucosa. Microarrays and RT-qPCR comparing gene expression in matched nasal polyps (NP) and inferior turbinates (IT) revealed that WNT2B, WNT3A, WNT4, WNT7A, WNT7B and FZD2 were upregulated, and FZD1, LRP5, LRP6 and WIF1 downregulated in NPs...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057611/wnt-5a-regulates-tgf%C3%AE-related-activities-in-liver-fibrosis
#17
Leonie Beljaars, Sara Daliri, Christa Dijkhuizen, Klaas Poelstra, Reinoud Gosens
WNT-5A is a secreted growth factor that belongs to the non-canonical members of the Wingless-related MMTV-integration family. Previous studies pointed to a connection between WNT-5A and the fibrogenic factor TGF-β warranting further studies into the functional role of WNT-5A in liver fibrosis. Therefore, we studied WNT-5A expressions in mouse and human fibrotic livers and examined the relation between WNT-5A and various fibrosis-associated growth factors, cytokines and extracellular matrix proteins. WNT-5A gene and protein expressions were significantly increased in fibrotic mouse and human livers compared to healthy...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054306/circulating-dickkopf-1-and-sclerostin-in-patients-with-paget-s-disease-of-bone
#18
Luca Idolazzi, Angelo Fassio, Gaia Tripi, Vania Braga, Ombretta Viapiana, Giovanni Adami, Maurizio Rossini, Davide Gatti
Paget disease of bone is a chronic metabolic bone disorder characterized by increased bone resorption and new bone formation. The aim of this study is defining the role of inhibitors of canonical Wnt/b-catenin signaling pathway in patients with Paget disease of bone. Scarce and contrasting results have been reported in literature. We studied 40 patients (15 females and 25 males) with radiological and scintigraphic evidence of Paget disease of bone and 40 healthy subjects matched by age and sex. N-propeptide of type I collagen, C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen, sclerostin, and Dickkopf-related protein 1 (DKK1) were evaluated by blood samples in our laboratory...
January 5, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051879/wnt5a-promoter-methylation-is-associated-with-better-responses-and-longer-progression-free-survival-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-treated-with-5-fluorouracil-based-chemotherapy
#19
Guozhong Jiang, Jiangxin Lin, Weiwei Wang, Miaomiao Sun, Kuisheng Chen, Feng Wang
BACKGROUND: Aberrant activation of the canonical WNT or WNT/β-catenin signaling pathway plays a pivotal role in multiple types of cancers. WNT5A, a nontransforming WNT protein suppressing the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, is frequently detected to be hypermethylated in colorectal cancer (CRC). In this study, we investigated the prognostic value of WNT5A methylation in human patients and its potential underlying molecular mechanisms in cultured human CRC cells. METHODS: We measured WNT5A mRNA level using qRT-PCR and DNA methylation using methylation-specific PCR (MSP) in HCT116, HT29, SW620, HCT8, LoVo, SW480, and Rko CRC cells...
January 4, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030815/a-novel-non-canonical-wnt-signature-for-prostate-cancer-aggressiveness
#20
Elise Sandsmark, Ailin Falkmo Hansen, Kirsten M Selnæs, Helena Bertilsson, Anna M Bofin, Alan J Wright, Trond Viset, Elin Richardsen, Finn Drabløs, Tone F Bathen, May-Britt Tessem, Morten B Rye
Activation of the Canonical Wnt pathway (CWP) has been linked to advanced and metastatic prostate cancer, whereas the Wnt5a-induced non-canonical Wnt pathway (NCWP) has been associated with both good and poor prognosis. A newly discovered NCWP, Wnt5/Fzd2, has been shown to induce epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in cancers, but has not been investigated in prostate cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate if the CWP and NCWP, in combination with EMT, are associated with metabolic alterations, aggressive disease and biochemical recurrence in prostate cancer...
December 24, 2016: Oncotarget
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