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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196140/hypoxia-inducible-factors-regulate-the-transcription-of-the-sprouty2-gene-and-expression-of-the-sprouty2-protein
#1
Xianlong Gao, Kristin C Hicks, Paul Neumann, Tarun B Patel
Receptor Tyrosine Kinase (RTK) signaling plays a major role in tumorigenesis and normal development. Sprouty2 (Spry2) attenuates RTK signaling and inhibits processes such as angiogenesis, cell proliferation, migration and survival, which are all upregulated in tumors. Indeed in cancers of the liver, lung, prostate and breast, Spry2 protein levels are markedly decreased correlating with poor patient prognosis and shorter survival. Thus, it is important to understand how expression of Spry2 is regulated. While prior studies have focused on the post-translation regulation of Spry2, very few studies have focused on the transcriptional regulation of SPRY2 gene...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191283/active-%C3%AE-catenin-is-regulated-by-the-pten-pi3-kinase-pathway-a-role-for-protein-phosphatase-pp2a
#2
Amit Persad, Geetha Venkateswaran, Li Hao, Maria E Garcia, Jenny Yoon, Jaskiran Sidhu, Sujata Persad
Dysregulation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling has been associated with the development and progression of many cancers. The stability and subcellular localization of β-catenin, a dual functional protein that plays a role in intracellular adhesion and in regulating gene expression, is tightly regulated. However, little is known about the transcriptionally active form of β-catenin, Active Beta Catenin (ABC), that is unphosphorylated at serine 37 (Ser37) and threonine 41 (Thr41). Elucidating the mechanism by which β-catenin is activated to generate ABC is vital to the development of therapeutic strategies to block β-catenin signaling for cancer treatment...
November 2016: Genes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187790/retinoic-acid-and-tgf-%C3%AE-signalling-cooperate-to-overcome-mycn-induced-retinoid-resistance
#3
David J Duffy, Aleksandar Krstic, Melinda Halasz, Thomas Schwarzl, Anja Konietzny, Kristiina Iljin, Desmond G Higgins, Walter Kolch
BACKGROUND: Retinoid therapy is widely employed in clinical oncology to differentiate malignant cells into their more benign counterparts. However, certain high-risk cohorts, such as patients with MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma, are innately resistant to retinoid therapy. Therefore, we employed a precision medicine approach to globally profile the retinoid signalling response and to determine how an excess of cellular MYCN antagonises these signalling events to prevent differentiation and confer resistance...
February 10, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183202/mesothelial-cell-autoantibodies-upregulate-transcription-factors-associated-with-fibrosis
#4
John Gilmer, Tanner Harding, Linda Woods, Brad Black, Raja Flores, Jean Pfau
Amphibole asbestos exposure is associated with the production of mesothelial cell autoantibodies (MCAA). These MCAA have been linked with pleural fibrotic disease in the asbestos exposed community of Libby, Montana, and induce collagen deposition by cultured mesothelial cells. However, the exact intracellular mechanism by which these autoantibodies cause an increase in collagen deposition remains unknown. This study sought to gain insight into the transcription factors involved in the collagen production after human mesothelial cells are exposed to MCAA...
January 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182993/de-novo-emergence-of-mesenchymal-stem-like-cd105-cancer-cells-by-cytotoxic-agents-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#5
Yoshimoto Nomura, Taro Yamashita, Naoki Oishi, Kouki Nio, Takehiro Hayashi, Mariko Yoshida, Tomoyuki Hayashi, Tomomi Hashiba, Yasuhiro Asahina, Hikari Okada, Hajime Sunagozaka, Hajime Takatori, Masao Honda, Shuichi Kaneko
BACKGROUND: Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are considered a pivotal target for the eradication of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recently, we reported that the CSC markers epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) and CD90 are expressed independently in primary HCCs and cell lines, and CD90(+) cells share features of metastatic vascular endothelial cells and express the vascular endothelial marker CD105, a co-receptor of transforming growth factor-beta. METHODS: The EpCAM(+) cell lines HuH1 and HuH7 were treated with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) or epirubicin in vitro...
February 6, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182305/hepatitis-b-virus-covalently-closed-circular-dna-homeostasis-is-independent-of-the-lymphotoxin-pathway-during-chronic-hbv-infection
#6
Marie-Anne Meier, Aleksei Suslov, Sylvia Ketterer, Markus H Heim, Stefan F Wieland
Current treatment options for patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection are not curative as they are not effective in eliminating covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA). cccDNA is a stable template for HBV transcription in the nucleus of hepatocytes and is thought to be one of the main factors responsible for HBV persistence. Recently, activation of the lymphotoxin beta receptor (LTβR) has been shown to trigger degradation of cccDNA through induction of cytidine deaminases of the APOBEC3 family in HBV cell culture model systems...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182010/microrna-144-is-regulated-by-cp2-and-decreases-cox-2-expression-and-pge2-production-in-mouse-ovarian-granulosa-cells
#7
Jiawei Zhou, Bin Lei, Huanan Li, Lihua Zhu, Lei Wang, Hu Tao, Shuqi Mei, Fenge Li
Mammalian folliculogenesis is a complex process in which primordial follicles develop into pre-ovulatory follicles, followed by ovulation to release mature oocytes. In this study, we explored the role of miR-144 in ovulation. miR-144 was one of the differentially expressed microRNAs, which showed 5.59-fold changes, in pre-ovulatory ovarian follicles between Large White and Chinese Taihu sows detected by Solexa deep sequencing. We demonstrated that overexpression of miR-144 significantly decreased the luciferase reporter activity under the control of the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) or mothers against decapentaplegic homologue 4 (Smad4) 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) and suppressed COX-2 and Smad4 expression...
February 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179256/zebrafish-mesonephric-renin-cells-are-functionally-conserved-and-comprise-of-two-distinct-morphological-populations
#8
Sebastien A Rider, Helen C Christian, Linda J Mullins, Amelia R Howarth, Calum A MacRae, John J Mullins
Zebrafish provide an excellent model in which to assess the role of the renin-angiotensin system in renal development, injury and repair. In contrast to mammals, zebrafish kidney organogenesis terminates with the mesonephros. Despite this, the basic functional structure of the nephron is conserved across vertebrates. The relevance of teleosts for studies relating to the regulation of the renin-angiotensin system was established by assessing the phenotype and functional regulation of renin-expressing cells in zebrafish...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173844/differential-long-noncoding-rna-mrna-expression-profiling-and-functional-network-analysis-during-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#9
Wenyuan Zhang, Rui Dong, Shu Diao, Juan Du, Zhipeng Fan, Fu Wang
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are the most promising cell types for bone regeneration and repair due to their osteogenic potential. MSC differentiation is precisely regulated and orchestrated by the mechanical and molecular signals from the extracellular environment, involving complex pathways regulated at both the transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels. However, the potential role of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) in the osteogenic differentiation of human MSCs remains largely unclear...
February 7, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165192/the-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-up-regulation-of-nkg2dls-requires-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-mediated-stabilization-of-sp1
#10
Xiao-Hui Chen, Lin-Lin Lu, Hong-Peng Ke, Zong-Cai Liu, Hai-Fang Wang, Wei Wei, Yi-Fei Qi, Hong-Sheng Wang, Shao-Hui Cai, Jun Du
Natural killer (NK) cells play an important role in preventing cancer development. NK group 2 member D (NKG2D) is an activating receptor expressed in the membrane of NK cells. Tumour cells expressing NKG2DL become susceptible to an immune-dependent rejection mainly mediated by NK cells. The paradoxical roles of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) in regulation of NKG2DL are presented in many studies, but the mechanism is unclear. In this study, we showed that TGF-β up-regulated the expression of NKG2DLs in both PC3 and HepG2 cells...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165157/atf6%C3%AE-based-fine-tuning-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-enhances-therapeutic-antibody-productivity-of-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells
#11
Lisa A Pieper, Michaela Strotbek, Till Wenger, Monilola A Olayioye, Angelika Hausser
The dynamics of protein folding and secretion are key issues in improving the productivity and robustness of Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) producer cells. High recombinant protein secretion in CHO producer clones triggers the activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR), an intracellular response to the accumulation of unfolded and misfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). We previously reported that the human microRNA (miRNA) miR-1287 enhances productivity in IgG expressing CHO cells (CHO-IgG)...
February 6, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157684/cdk5-foxo3-axis-initially-neuroprotective-eventually-neurodegenerative-in-alzheimer-s-disease-models
#12
Chun Shi, Keith Viccaro, Hyoung-Gon Lee, Kavita Shah
Deregulated Cdk5 causes neurotoxic amyloid beta peptide (Aβ) processing and cell death, two hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease, through the Foxo3 transcriptional factor in hippocampal cells, primary neurons and an Alzheimer's disease mouse model. Using an innovative chemical genetic screen, we identified Foxo3 as a direct substrate of Cdk5 in brain lysates. Cdk5 directly phosphorylates Foxo3, which increased its levels and nuclear translocation. Nuclear Foxo3 initially rescued cells from ensuing oxidative stress by upregulating MnSOD (also known as SOD2)...
May 1, 2016: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152182/reprogramming-of-pancreatic-acinar-cells-to-functional-beta-cells-by-in-vivo-transduction-of-a-polycistronic-construct-containing-pdx1-ngn3-mafa-in-mice
#13
C Cavelti-Weder, A Zumsteg, W Li, Q Zhou
To generate new beta cells after birth is a key focus of regenerative medicine, which could greatly aid the major health burden of diabetes. Beta-cell regeneration has been described using four different approaches: (1) the development of beta cells from putative precursor cells of the adult pancreas, which is termed neogenesis, (2) replication of existing beta cells, (3) differentiation from embryonic or induced pluripotent stem cells, and (4) reprogramming of non-beta cells to beta cells. Studies from the authors' laboratory have shown that beta-cell reprogramming can be achieved by transduction of adult pancreatic tissues with viral constructs containing the three developmentally important transcription factors Pdx1, Ngn3, and MafA...
February 2, 2017: Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139275/liver-x-receptor-activation-inhibits-pc-3-prostate-cancer-cells-via-the-beta-catenin-pathway
#14
Kuang Youlin, Zhang Li, He Weiyang, Kang Jian, Liang Siming, Gou Xin
BACKGROUND: Liver X receptors (LXRs) are nuclear receptors family of ligand-dependent transcription factors that play a crucial role in regulating cholesterol metabolism and inflammation. Recent studies show that LXR agonists exhibit anti-cancer activities in a variety of cancer cell lines including prostate. To further identify the potential mechanisms of LXRα activation on prostate cancer, we investigated the effect of LXR agonist T0901317 on PC3 prostate cancer cell and in which activity of beta-catenin pathway involved...
May 12, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133522/the-effect-of-ghrelin-on-kiss-1-and-kissr-gene-transcription-and-insulin-secretion-in-rat-islets-of-langerhans-and-cri-d2-cell-line
#15
Mandana Mahmoodzaeh Sagheb, Negar Azarpira, Mokhtar Mokhtary
OBJECTIVES: Ghrelin is a peptide hormone that has been shown to have numerous central and peripheral effects. The central effects including GH secretion, food intake, and energy homeostasis are partly mediated by Kiss1- KissR signaling pathway. Ghrelin and its receptor are also expressed in the pancreatic islets. Ghrelin is one of the key metabolic factors controlling insulin secretion from the islets of Langerhans. We hypothesize that the inhibitory effect of ghrelin on KiSS-1 and KissR in the islet cells may be similar to the same inhibitory effect of ghrelin in the hypothalamus...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123643/gsk3%C3%AE-activity-is-essential-for-senescence-associated-heterochromatin-foci-sahf-formation-induced-by-hmga2-in-wi38-cells
#16
Xi Shi, Baoqing Tian, Chi Ma, Lingxia Liu, Na Zhang, Yuan Na, Jing Li, Jun Lu, Yuehua Qiao
Cellular senescence is an irreversible form of cell cycle arrest, which is often characterized by domains of facultative heterochromatin substructures also known as senescence-associated heterochromatin foci (SAHF). SAHF assembly is likely mediated through the downregulation of the Wnt pathway, which inhibits Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 Beta (GSK3β) in cells undergoing replicative senescence. Alternatively, High Mobility Group AT-Hook 2 (HMGA2) can also induce SAHF formation in primary cells, through a process in which the involved cell signaling pathway is unknown...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122729/zinc-suppresses-stem-cell-properties-of-lung-cancer-cells-through-protein-kinase-c-mediated-beta-catenin-degradation
#17
Chuanpit Ninsontia, Preeyaporn Plaimee Phiboonchaiyanan, Chayanin Kiratipaiboon, Pithi Chanvorachote
Highly tumorigenic cancer stem cells (CSCs) residing in most cancers are responsible for cancer progression and treatment failure. Zinc is an element regulator of several cell functions; however, its role in regulation of stem cell program in lung cancer has not been demonstrated. The present study reveals for the first time that zinc can suppress stem cell properties of lung cancer cells. Such findings were proved in different lung cancer cell lines (H460, H23, and H292) and it was found that CSC markers (CD133 and ALDH1A1), stem cell-associated transcription factors (Oct4, Nanog, and Sox-2), and the ability to form tumor spheroid were dramatically suppressed by zinc treatments...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122627/therapeutic-potential-of-autophagy-enhancing-agents-in-parkinson-s-disease
#18
REVIEW
Tim E Moors, Jeroen J M Hoozemans, Angela Ingrassia, Tommaso Beccari, Lucilla Parnetti, Marie-Christine Chartier-Harlin, Wilma D J van de Berg
Converging evidence from genetic, pathological and experimental studies have increasingly suggested an important role for autophagy impairment in Parkinson's Disease (PD). Genetic studies have identified mutations in genes encoding for components of the autophagy-lysosomal pathway (ALP), including glucosidase beta acid 1 (GBA1), that are associated with increased risk for developing PD. Observations in PD brain tissue suggest an aberrant regulation of autophagy associated with the aggregation of α-synuclein (α-syn)...
January 25, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119430/a-transcriptional-program-for-detecting-tgfbeta-induced-emt-in-cancer
#19
Momeneh Foroutan, Joseph Cursons, Soroor Hediyeh-Zadeh, Erik W Thompson, Melissa J Davis
: Most cancer deaths are due to metastasis, and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays a central role in driving cancer cell metastasis. EMT is induced by different stimuli, leading to different signaling patterns and therapeutic responses. Transforming growth factor beta (TGFbeta) is one of the best-studied drivers of EMT, and many drugs are available to target this signalling pathway. A comprehensive bioinformatics approach was employed to derive a signature for TGFbeta-induced EMT which can be used to score TGFbeta-driven EMT in cells and clinical specimens...
January 23, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114924/n-4-methoxyphenyl-caffeamide-induced-melanogenesis-inhibition-mechanisms
#20
Yueh-Hsiung Kuo, Chien-Chia Chen, Po-Yuan Wu, Chin-Sheng Wu, Ping-Jyun Sung, Chien-Yih Lin, Hsiu-Mei Chiang
BACKGROUND: The derivative of caffeamide exhibits antioxidant and antityrosinase activity. The activity and mechanism of N-(4-methoxyphenyl) caffeamide (K36E) on melanogenesis was investigated. METHODS: B16F0 cells were treated with various concentrations of K36E; the melanin contents and related signal transduction were studied. Western blotting assay was applied to determine the protein expression, and spectrophotometry was performed to identify the tyrosinase activity and melanin content...
January 23, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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