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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717007/epigenetic-suppression-of-human-telomerase-htert-is-mediated-by-the-metastasis-suppressor-nme2-in-a-g-quadruplex-dependent-fashion
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Dhurjhoti Saha, Ankita Singh, Tabish Hussain, Vivek Srivastava, Suman Sengupta, Anirban Kar, Parashar Dhapola, Vishnu Dhople, Ramesh Ummani, Shantanu Chowdhury
Transcriptional activation of the human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) gene, which remains repressed in adult somatic cells, is critical during tumorigenesis. Several transcription factors and the epigenetic state of the hTERT promoter are known to be important for tight control of hTERT in normal tissues, but the molecular mechanisms leading to hTERT reactivation in cancer are not well understood. Surprisingly, here we found occupancy of the metastasis suppressor nonmetastatic 2 (NME2) within hTERT core promoter in HT1080 fibrosarcoma cells and HCT116 colon cancer cells, and NME2 mediated transcriptional repression of hTERT in these cells...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716051/mir-380-5p-mediated-repression-of-tep1-and-tspyl5-interferes-with-telomerase-activity-and-favours-the-emergence-of-an-alt-like-phenotype-in-diffuse-malignant-peritoneal-mesothelioma-cells
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Graziella Cimino-Reale, Paolo Gandellini, Francesca Santambrogio, Marta Recagni, Nadia Zaffaroni, Marco Folini
BACKGROUND: Understanding the molecular/cellular underpinnings of diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM), a fatal malignancy with limited therapeutic options, is of utmost importance for the fruitful management of the disease. In this context, we previously found that telomerase activity (TA), which accounts for the limitless proliferative potential of cancer cells, is prognostic for disease relapse and cancer-related death in DMPM patients. Consequently, the identification of factors involved in telomerase activation/regulation may pave the way towards the development of novel therapeutic interventions for the disease...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713962/bioinformatics-analysis-of-key-genes-and-signaling-pathways-associated-with-myocardial-infarction-following-telomerase-activation
#3
Yi Yang, Guang Yang, Hongwei Du, Nana Dong, Bo Yu
The present study aimed to identify key genes and signaling pathways associated with myocardial infarction (MI) following telomerase activation, and investigate the possible underlying molecular mechanisms involved in this process. Array data of GSE62973 was downloaded, including 11 samples from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were analyzed in infarct vs. control, infarct + telomerase vs. control, and infarct + telomerase vs. infarct with the Linear Models for Microarray and RNA‑Seq Data package...
July 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713902/establishment-and-characterization-of-cell-lines-derived-from-complete-hydatidiform-mole
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Eiko Yamamoto, Kaoru Niimi, Tohru Kiyono, Toshimichi Yamamoto, Kimihiro Nishino, Kenichi Nakamura, Tomomi Kotani, Hiroaki Kajiyama, Kiyosumi Shibata, Fumitaka Kikkawa
Gestational trophoblastic diseases (GTDs) are a group of diseases characterized by abnormal cellular proliferation of atypical trophoblasts. A hydatidiform mole is an abnormal pregnancy caused by genetic fertilization disorders, and it can be classified as a complete hydatidiform mole (CHM) or a partial hydatidiform mole. The aim of this study was to establish cell lines from CHMs and to characterize the cells for future studies concerning GTD. HMol1-2C, HMol1-3B, HMol1-8 and HMol3-1B were established from primary cultures of CHM explants following the introduction of different combinations of genes including human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT), a mutant form of CDK (CDK4R24C), cyclin D1, p53C234, MYC and HRAS...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713383/the-toxicological-mechanisms-of-environmental-soot-black-carbon-and-carbon-black-focus-on-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-pathways
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REVIEW
Rituraj Niranjan, Ashwani Kumar Thakur
The environmental soot and carbon blacks (CBs) cause many diseases in humans, but their underlying mechanisms of toxicity are still poorly understood. Both are formed after the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons but differ in their constituents and percent carbon contents. For the first time, "Sir Percival Pott" described soot as a carcinogen, which was subsequently confirmed by many others. The existing data suggest three main types of diseases due to soot and CB exposures: cancer, respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular dysfunctions...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710328/de-novo-telomere-addition-at-chromosome-breaks-dangerous-liaisons
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Dmitri Churikov, Vincent Géli
Telomerase counteracts the loss of terminal DNA sequences from chromosome ends; however, it may erroneously add telomeric repeats to DNA double-strand breaks. In this issue, Ouenzar et al. (2017. J. Cell Biol. https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201610071) uncover cell cycle-dependent sequestration of the telomerase RNA in nucleoli, a process that excludes telomerase from DNA repair sites.
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707774/hsa_circ_0020397-regulates-colorectal-cancer-cell-viability-apoptosis-and-invasion-by-promoting-the-expression-of-the-mir-138-targets-tert-and-pd-l1
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Xiu-Li Zhang, Ling-Ling Xu, Fang Wang
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common human gastrointestinal cancer, and recent studies indicate that circular RNA (circRNA) may regulate cancer development. In this study, we assess the role of circRNA specifically in colorectal cancer. Our quantitative PCR assays demonstrate an upregulation of the circRNA has_circ_0020397 and a downregulation of miR-138 in CRC cells, as well as a negative correlation between these two. Using a dual-luciferase reporter assay, we show evidence of miR-138 binding sites on hsa_circ_0020397, and that overexpression of hsa_circ_0020397 could inhibit the downregulation of luciferase activity by miR-138...
July 14, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706881/assessment-effects-of-resveratrol-on-human-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-messenger-ribonucleic-acid-transcript-in-human-glioblastoma
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Azin Mirzazadeh, Majid Kheirollahi, Ehsan Farashahi, Fatemeh Sadeghian-Nodoushan, Mohammad Hasan Sheikhha, Behrouz Aflatoonian
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and aggressive brain tumor, which has a poor prognosis despite the advent of different therapeutic strategies. There are numerous molecular biomarkers to contribute diagnosis, prognosis, and prediction of response to the current therapy in GBM. One of the most important markers that are potentially valuable is immortalization-specific or immortalization-associated marker named "hTERT messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA)" the key subunit of telomerase enzyme, which is expressed in more than 85% of cancer cells, in spite of the majority of normal somatic cells...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705647/telomerase-activity-in-patients-with-stage-2-5d-chronic-kidney-disease
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Veysel Kidir, Ayse Aynali, Atila Altuntas, Salih Inal, Buket Aridogan, Mehmet Tugrul Sezer
BACKGROUND: Molecular mechanisms of increased cardiovascular mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) associated with biological age are not well understood. Recent studies support the hypothesis that common factors responsible for this phenomenon are cellular aging and telomere dysfunction. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between telomerase activity and CKD stages. METHODS: The study included 120 patients who were followed-up for CKD stage 2-5D, composed of 30 patients of each stage and 30 healthy volunteers without any known disease who were admitted to our hospital for routine check-ups...
July 10, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704482/proteomic-identification-of-proteins-differentially-expressed-following-overexpression-of-htert-human-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-in-cancer-cells
#10
Rishi Kumar Jaiswal, Pramod Kumar, Amod Sharma, Deepak Kumar Mishra, Pramod Kumar Yadava
Reverse transcriptase activity of telomerase adds telomeric repeat sequences at extreme ends of the newly replicated chromosome in actively dividing cells. Telomerase expression is not detected in terminally differentiated cells but is noticeable in 90% of the cancer cells. hTERT (human telomerase reverse transcriptase) expression seems to promote invasiveness of cancer cells. We here present proteomic profiles of cells overexpressing or knocked down for hTERT. This study also attempts to find out the potential interacting partners of hTERT in cancer cell lines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700353/chiral-platinum-ii-4-2-3-dihydroxypropyl-formamide-oxo-aporphine-foa-complexes-promote-tumor-cells-apoptosis-by-directly-targeting-g-quadruplex-dna-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#11
Qi-Pin Qin, Jiao-Lan Qin, Ming Chen, Yu-Lan Li, Ting Meng, Jie Zhou, Hong Liang, Zhen-Feng Chen
Three platinum(II) complexes, 4 (LC-004), 5 (LC-005), and 6 (LC-006), with the chiral FOA ligands R/S-(±)-FOA (1), R-(+)-FOA (2) and S-(-)-FOA (3), respectively, were synthesized and characterized. As potential anti-tumor agents, these complexes show higher cytotoxicity to BEL-7404 cells than the HL-7702 normal cells. They are potential telomerase inhibitors that target c-myc and human telomeric G-quadruplex DNA. Compared to complexes 4 and 5, 6 exhibited higher binding affinities towards telomeric, c-myc G-quadruplex DNA and caspase-3/9, thereby inducing senescence and apoptosis to a greater extent in tumor cells...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700015/telomere-length-and-htert-in-mania-and-subsequent-remission
#12
Rugül Köse Çinar
Objective: The findings of telomere length (TL) studies in bipolar disorder (BD) are controversial. The aim of the present study was to detect TL, human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT), and brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in severe mania and subsequent remission. Methods: Twenty-one medication-free male patients and 20 age and gender matched controls were recruited. The patients were followed in the inpatient clinic, and comparisons were made between the same patients in their remission state and controls...
July 6, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698863/evaluation-of-the-expression-of-the-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-protein-family-and-human-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-in-patients-with-advanced-colorectal-adenoma
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Joon Young Choi, Hyuk Yoon, Gyeongjae Na, Yoon Jin Choi, Cheol Min Shin, Young Soo Park, Nayoung Kim, Dong Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that the expression of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) family increases in patients with colon cancer. We evaluated the expression of the IAP family and human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) in normal colon mucosa from patients with advanced colorectal adenoma and investigated their features according to characteristics of advanced colorectal adenoma. METHODS: While resections of polyps were performed in patients (n = 80) diagnosed with advanced colorectal adenoma or carcinoma in situ, additional normal tissues were obtained from the sigmoid colon...
June 2017: Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698524/telomerase-induction-in-hpv-infection-and-oncogenesis
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REVIEW
Rachel Katzenellenbogen
Telomerase extends the repetitive DNA at the ends of linear chromosomes, and it is normally active in stem cells. When expressed in somatic diploid cells, it can lead to cellular immortalization. Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are associated with and high-risk for cancer activate telomerase through the catalytic subunit of telomerase, human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT). The expression of hTERT is affected by both high-risk HPVs, E6 and E7. Seminal studies over the last two decades have identified the transcriptional, epigenetic, and post-transcriptional roles high-risk E6 and E7 have in telomerase induction...
July 10, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697848/roles-of-rnase-p-and-its-subunits
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REVIEW
Nayef Jarrous
Recent studies show that nuclear RNase P is linked to chromatin structure and function. Thus, variants of this ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex bind to chromatin of small noncoding RNA genes; integrate into initiation complexes of RNA polymerase (Pol) III; repress histone H3.3 nucleosome deposition; control tRNA and PIWI-interacting RNA (piRNA) gene clusters for genome defense; and respond to Werner syndrome helicase (WRN)-related replication stress and DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). Likewise, the related RNase MRP and RMRP-TERT (telomerase reverse transcriptase) are implicated in RNA-dependent RNA polymerization for chromatin silencing, whereas the telomerase carries out RNA-dependent DNA polymerization for telomere lengthening...
July 8, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695747/novel-strategies-for-anti-aging-drug-discovery
#16
Komal Saraswat, Syed Ibrahim Rizvi
Scientific achievements in the last few decades, leading to effective therapeutic interventions, have dramatically improved human life expectancy. Consequently, aging has become a significant problem and represents the major risk factor for most human pathologies including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, neurological disorders, and cancer. Scientific discoveries over the past two decades have been instrumental in dissecting molecular mechanism(s) which play important roles in determining longevity. The same understanding has also led to the acknowledgement of the plurality of 'causes' which act either alone or in combination to create the condition which can be defined as 'aging'...
July 11, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693532/joint-quantitative-measurement-of-htert-mrna-in-both-peripheral-blood-and-circulating-tumor-cells-of-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-and-its-clinical-significance
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Xinsa Fu, Congxiang Shen, Huigang Wang, Fang Chen, Guanxue Li, Zhong Wen
BACKGROUND: The study was aimed to quantitatively detect mRNA levels of the catalytic subunit of telomerase (hTERT) in both peripheral blood and circulating tumor cells (CTCs) of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and explore its significance in early diagnosis and treatment of NPC. METHODS: hTERT mRNA levels in peripheral blood and CTCs of 33 NPC patients before and after treatment with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) or/and chemotherapy and 24 healthy controls were measured using real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) and their correlations to clinic pathological factors of NPC were analyzed...
July 11, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693271/expression-of-tumor-suppressor-reic-dkk-3-by-a-newly-improved-adenovirus-vector-with-insertion-of-a-htert-promoter-at-the-3-side-of-the-transgene
#18
Endy Widya Putranto, Rie Kinoshita, Masami Watanabe, Takuya Sadahira, Hitoshi Murata, Ken-Ichi Yamamoto, Junichiro Futami, Ken Kataoka, Yusuke Inoue, I Made Winarsa Ruma, I Wayan Sumardika, Chen Youyi, Miyoko Kubo, Yoshihiko Sakaguchi, Kenji Saito, Yasutomo Nasu, Hiromi Kumon, Nam-Ho Huh, Masakiyo Sakaguchi
Reduced expression in immortalized cells (REIC)/Dickkopf-3 (Dkk-3) overexpression, induced using an adenovirus (Ad)-REIC, has been revealed to have a dramatic therapeutic effect on multiple types of cancer. To achieve an improved therapeutic effect from Ad-REIC on cancer, our group previously developed an enhanced gene expression system, the C-TSC cassette [cytomegalovirus (CMV)-RU5' located upstream (C); another promoter unit composed of triple tandem promoters, human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT), simian virus 40 and CMV, located downstream of the cDNA (TSC); plus a polyadenylation (polyA) signal]...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693240/melanoma-antigen-encoding-gene-family-member-a1-6-and-htert-in-the-detection-of-circulating-tumor-cells-following-cd45-depletion-and-rna-extraction
#19
Dae-Dong Kim, Chun-Seok Yang, Hyun-Dong Chae, Sang-Gyu Kwak, Chang-Ho Jeon
A total of 76 blood samples from patients without malignant disease and 107 blood samples from patients with malignant disease were investigated for the presence of circulating tumor cells (CTCs). To detect CTCs, hematopoietic cells were removed from the blood samples and different RNA extraction methods were used to amplify the melanoma antigen-encoding gene family member A1-family member A6 (MAGE A1-6) and the human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) gene as potential CTC markers. Comparison between four methods for extracting RNA from the blood was performed...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693215/expression-of-foxc2-pinx1-ki-67-and-cyclin-d1-in-cutaneous-cell-carcinoma
#20
Haiying Zhao, Yunfeng Cao, Guoqiang Wang, Zengxiang Luo
We investigated the expression of FOXC2, PinX1, Ki-67 and Cyclin D1 in cutaneous cell carcinoma. We collected 30 cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), 30 cutaneous basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and 30 normal skin tissues. The protein expression and gene expression of FOXC2, endogenous telomerase-inhibiting gene PinX1, Ki-67 and Cyclin D1 was measured by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and semi-quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), respectively. In SCC and BCC tissues, the positive rate of protein expression and mRNA level of PinX1 were both significantly lower than those in normal tissues...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
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