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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911816/rapid-emergence-and-mechanisms-of-resistance-by-u87-glioblastoma-cells-to-doxorubicin-in-an-in-vitro-tumor-microfluidic-ecology
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Jeonghun Han, Yukyung Jun, So Hyun Kim, Hong-Hoa Hoang, Yeonjoo Jung, Suyeon Kim, Jaesang Kim, Robert H Austin, Sanghyuk Lee, Sungsu Park
In vitro prediction of the probable rapid emergence of resistance to a drug in tumors could act to winnow out potential candidates for further costly development. We have developed a microfluidic device consisting of ∼500 hexagonal microcompartments that provides a complex ecology with wide ranges of drug and nutrient gradients and local populations. This ecology of a fragmented metapopulation induced the drug resistance in stage IV U87 glioblastoma cells to doxorubicin in 7 d. Exome and transcriptome sequencing of the resistant cells identified mutations and differentially expressed genes...
November 22, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911270/saha-and-or-mg132-reverse-the-aggressive-phenotypes-of-glioma-cells-an-in-vitro-and-vivo-study
#2
Xue-Feng Yang, Zhi-Juan Zhao, Jia-Jie Liu, Xiang-Hong Yang, Yang Gao, Shuang Zhao, Shuai Shi, Ke-Qiang Huang, Hua-Chuan Zheng
To elucidate the anti-tumor effects and molecular mechanisms of SAHA (a histone deacetylase inhibitor) and MG132 (a proteasome inhibitor) on the aggressive phenotypes of glioma cells, we treated U87 and U251 cells with SAHA or/and MG132, and detected phenotypes' assays with phenotype-related molecules examined. It was found that SAHA or/and MG132 treatment suppressed proliferation in both concentration- and time-dependent manners, inhibited energy metabolism, migration, invasion and lamellipodia formation, and induced G2 arrest and apoptosis in the glioma cells...
November 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909720/tetrandrine-inhibits-glioma-stem-like-cells-by-repressing-%C3%AE-catenin-expression
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Yong Zhang, Yu-Lin Wen, Ji-Wei Ma, Jie-Cheng Ye, Xiao Wang, Jian-Xian Huang, Chao-Yue Meng, Xiao-Ze Xu, Shao-Xiang Wang, Xue-Yun Zhong
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) in glioma are often responsible for relapse and resistance to therapy. The purpose of the present study was to confirm the self-renewal and migration inhibitory effects of tetrandrine (Tet), which is a compound extracted from the dried root of Stephania tetrandra S. Moore, toward glioma stem-like cells (GSLCs) and to examine the associated molecular mechanisms. Using a neurosphere culture technique, we enriched the GSLC population from the human glioblastoma cell lines U87 and U251...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907160/as1411-induced-growth-inhibition-of-glioma-cells-by-up-regulation-of-p53-and-down-regulation-of-bcl-2-and-akt1-via-nucleolin
#4
Ye Cheng, Gang Zhao, Siwen Zhang, Fares Nigim, Guangtong Zhou, Zhiyun Yu, Yang Song, Yong Chen, Yunqian Li
AS1411 binds nucleolin (NCL) and is the first oligodeoxynucleotide aptamer to reach phase I and II clinical trials for the treatment of several cancers. However, the mechanisms by which AS1411 targets and kills glioma cells and tissues remain unclear. Here we report that AS1411 induces cell apoptosis and cycle arrest, and inhibits cell viability by up-regulation of p53 and down-regulation of Bcl-2 and Akt1 in human glioma cells. NCL was overexpressed in both nucleus and cytoplasm in human glioma U87, U251 and SHG44 cells compared to normal human astrocytes (NHA)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905892/mir-491-regulates-glioma-cells-proliferation-by-targeting-trim28-in-vitro
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Zengxin Qi, Shengyong Cai, Jiajun Cai, Lingchao Chen, Yu Yao, Liang Chen, Ying Mao
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs are significantly involved in tumorigenesis and progression of glioma. However, the critical part they play in glioma have not been fully elaborated. miR-491 and Tripartite motif containing 28 (TRIM28) are reported to aberrantly express in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Here, we detected miR-491 and TRIM28 expression and function in glioma cells. METHODS: We analyzed miR-491 expressions in 20 primary human GBM tissues and 6 control brain tissues by qRT-PCR assays and searched for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database...
December 1, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904971/mutations-in-slc5a6-associated-with-brain-immune-bone-and-intestinal-dysfunction-in-a-young-child
#6
Veedamali S Subramanian, Alexandru R Constantinescu, Paul J Benke, Hamid M Said
The human sodium-dependent multivitamin transporter (hSMVT) is a product of the SLC5A6 gene and mediates biotin, pantothenic acid, and lipoate uptake in a variety of cellular systems. We report here the identification of mutations R94X, a premature termination, and R123L, a dysfunctional amino acid change, both in exon 3 of the SLC5A6 gene in a child using whole genome-scanning. At 15 months of age, the child showed failure to thrive, microcephaly and brain changes on MRI, cerebral palsy and developmental delay, variable immunodeficiency, and severe gastro-esophageal reflux requiring a gastrostomy tube/fundoplication, osteoporosis, and pathologic bone fractures...
November 30, 2016: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904667/icaritin-induces-apoptotic-and-autophagic-cell-death-in-human-glioblastoma-cells
#7
Zhaopei Li, Xiangwen Meng, Lin Jin
BACKGROUND: GBM represents the most aggressive type of glioma which is featured by extremely aggressive invasion and destructive malignancy with a high proliferation rate. The aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro anti-tumor effect of icaritin in human GBM cell line U87. METHODS: The effect of icaritin on In vitro cell viability was determined by MTT assay and colony formation assay. The inducing effect of icaritin on cell cycle arrest, mitochondrial membrane potential loss, apoptosis, autophagy and intracellular ROS generation was assessed by flow cytometry...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900007/anti-tumoral-activity-of-native-compound-morelloflavone-in-glioma
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Xianfeng Li, Hongyan Ai, Deke Sun, Tao Wu, Jian He, Zhai Xu, Li Ding, Ling Wang
The aim of the study was to investigate the anti-tumoral activity of morelloflavone substances with different structures. We also studied the possible link between morelloflavone structure and its function. Various types of chromatographic techniques were used to isolate and screen morelloflavone substances from the extracts of gambogic tree trunk and the morelloflavone structures were identified by analytical techniques such as high resolution mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetism. Anti-tumoral activities of different compounds were investigated and the link between the antitumor activity and the structure of compound was exaimed...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896672/mir-15b-inhibits-the-progression-of-glioblastoma-cells-through-targeting-insulin-like-growth-factor-receptor-1
#9
Jian Wang, Huaqiang Liu, Lin Tian, Fachen Wang, Liangbo Han, Wei Zhang, Yun-An Bai
The microRNAs (miRNAs) have been suggested as a tumor suppressor in recent years. miR-15b was reported to exert an anti-oncogenic role in the proliferation, migration, and invasion of diverse tumor cells. However, the mechanisms underlying miR-15b-mediated biology of glioblastoma are still unclear. In the present study, the expression of miR-15b was down-regulated in glioblastoma tumor tissues and U87 and U251 cells, but insulin-like growth factor receptor 1 (IGF1R) expression became up-regulated in these tumor tissues and cells (all p < 0...
November 28, 2016: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891063/cell-division-cycle-7-kinase-inhibitor-pha-767491-hydrochloride-suppresses-glioblastoma-growth-and-invasiveness
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Zubeyde Erbayraktar, Begum Alural, Resat Serhat Erbayraktar, Erdogan Pekcan Erkan
BACKGROUND: Genomic instability is a hallmark of cancer cells, and this cellular phenomenon can emerge as a result of replicative stress. It is possible to take advantage of replicative stress, and enhance it in a targeted way to fight cancer cells. One of such strategies involves targeting the cell division cycle 7-related protein kinase (CDC7), a protein with key roles in regulation of initiation of DNA replication. CDC7 overexpression is present in different cancers, and small molecule inhibitors of the CDC7 have well-documented anti-tumor effects...
2016: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878295/silencing-of-the-long-non-coding-rna-neat1-suppresses-glioma-stem-like-properties-through-modulation-of-the-mir-107-cdk6-pathway
#11
Xiaoli Yang, Zheng Xiao, Xiaowei Du, Lina Huang, Ganqin Du
Developing novel strategies against glioma remains a significant challenge. Long non-coding RNA nuclear paraspeckle assembly transcript 1 (NEAT1) significantly contributes to the progression of many human cancers, while glioma stem cells (GSCs) are believed to be responsible for tumor progression. However, whether NEAT1 alters the stem-like properties of GSC cells remains unknown. Using microbeads, CD133+ cells were isolated and were found to possess glioma stem cell properties. Using siRNA, NEAT1 was knocked down in the sorted CD133+ U87 glioma cells...
November 22, 2016: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878262/identification-of-suitable-reference-genes-for-bdv-infected-primary-rat-hippocampal-neurons
#12
Qiang Mao, Lujun Zhang, Yujie Guo, Lu Sun, Siwen Liu, Peng He, Rongzhong Huang, Lin Sun, Shigang Chen, Hong Zhang, Peng Xie
Borna disease virus (BDV) is a neurotropic RNA virus that infects the limbic system of mammals and results in behavioral disorders. The hippocampus is a core region in the limbic system, which contributes to memory and learning and is important in the regulation of emotion. However, no validated microRNA housekeeping genes have yet been identified in BDV‑infected rat primary hippocampal neurons. Proper normalization is key in accurate miRNA expression analysis. The present study used reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT‑qPCR) to evaluate the expression stability of 10 commonly used reference genes [miR‑92a, 5S, U6, miR‑103, miR‑101a, miR-let-7a, miR‑16, E2 small nucleolar RNA (snoRNA), U87 and miR‑191] in BDV‑infected rat hippocampal neurons and non‑infected controls across 12 days post‑infection...
November 22, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876211/evaluation-of-anti-proliferative-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-pelagia-noctiluca-venom-in-lipopolysaccharide-interferon-%C3%AE-stimulated-raw264-7-macrophages
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Yosra Ayed, Rabiaa Manel Sghaier, Dhafer Laouini, Hassen Bacha
Components of Pelagia noctiluca (P. noctiluca) venom were evaluated for their anticancer and nitric Oxide (NO) inhibition activities. Three fractions, out of four, obtained by gel filtration on Sephadex G75 of P. noctiluca venom revealed an important selective anti-proliferative activity on several cell lines such as human bladder carcinoma (RT112), human glioblastoma (U87), and human myelogenous leukemia (K562) but not on mitogen-stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Interestingly, P. noctiluca components showed an important dose-dependent anti-inflammatory activity, through inhibition of NO production via transcriptional regulation of Inducible NO Synthase (iNOS), in IFN-γ/LPS stimulated RAW 264...
November 18, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874284/effects-of-extremely-low-frequency-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-elf-pemfs-on-glioblastoma-cells-u87
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Zeinab Akbarnejad, Hossein Eskandary, Cristian Vergallo, Seyed Noureddin Nematollahi-Mahani, Luciana Dini, Fatemeh Darvishzadeh-Mahani, Meysam Ahmadi
The impact of extremely low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic fields (ELF-PEMFs) at various frequencies and amplitudes was investigated on cell cycle, apoptosis and viability of the Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) cell line (U87), in vitro. The GBM is a malignant brain tumor with high mortality in humans and poorly responsive to the most common type of cancer treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. U87 cells with five experimental groups (I-V) were exposed to various ELF-PEMFs for 2, 4 and 24 h, as follows: (I) no exposure, control; (II) 50 Hz 100 ± 15 G; (III) 100 Hz 100 ± 15 G; (IV) 10 Hz 50 ± 10 G; (V) 50 Hz 50 ± 10 G...
November 22, 2016: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869737/toosendanin-exerts-an-anti-cancer-effect-in-glioblastoma-by-inducing-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-and-p53-mediated-apoptosis
#15
Liang Cao, Dingding Qu, Huan Wang, Sha Zhang, Chenming Jia, Zixuan Shi, Zongren Wang, Jian Zhang, Jing Ma
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common primary brain tumor with median survival of approximately one year. This dismal poor prognosis is due to resistance to currently available chemotherapeutics; therefore, new cytotoxic agents are urgently needed. In the present study, we reported the cytotoxicity of toosendanin (TSN) in the GBM U87 and C6 cell lines in vitro and in vivo. By using the MTT (3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2-H-tetrazolium bromide) assay, flow cytometry analysis, and Western blot, we found that TSN inhibited U87 and C6 cell proliferation and induced apoptosis at a concentration as low as 10 nM...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865044/cyclo-rgd-decorated-reduction-responsive-nanogels-mediate-targeted-chemotherapy-of-integrin-overexpressing-human-glioblastoma-in-vivo
#16
Wei Chen, Yan Zou, Zhiyuan Zhong, Rainer Haag
Cyclo(Arg-Gly-Asp) peptide (cRGD) decorated disulfide (SS) containing poly(vinyl alcohol) nanogels (cRGD-SS-NGs) with an average diameter of 142 nm prepared by inverse nanoprecipitation, "click" reaction, and cRGD conjugation are developed for targeted treatment of integrin overexpressing human glioblastoma in vivo. Doxorubicin (DOX) release from cRGD-SS-NGs is highly inhibited under physiological conditions, while accelerated at endosomal pH and in response to cytoplasmic concentration of glutathione. Confocal microscopy shows that cRGD-SS-NGs facilitate the cellular uptake and intracellular DOX release in αv β3 integrin overexpressing human glioblastoma U87-MG cells...
November 16, 2016: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864899/n-glycosylation-at-asn-402-stabilizes-n-cadherin-and-promotes-cell-cell-adhesion-of-glioma-cells
#17
Yaolin Xu, Ruiqi Chang, Fulin Xu, Yan Gao, Fuming Yang, Can Wang, Jin Xiao, Zuopeng Su, Yongyan Bi, Liying Wang, Xiliang Zha
Cadherin is crucial for cell-cell adhesion and N-glycosylation of N-cadherin has been implicated in the process of mammary, renal, and ovarian carcinogenesis. However, whether N-glycosylation of N-cadherin plays a role in glioma remains unknown. Previous studies had indicated that N-glycosylation could occur at three asparagine residues of N-cadherin. By generating and over-expressing N-glycosylation-deficient N-cadherin mutants in the human glioma cell lines SHG66 and U87, we found that mutation of N402 but not of the other potentially N-glycosylated residues destabilized N-cadherin and led to its ubiquitylation and subsequent proteasomal degradation...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863537/high-resolution-proteomic-and-lipidomic-analysis-of-exosomes-and-microvesicles-from-different-cell-sources
#18
Reka A Haraszti, Marie-Cecile Didiot, Ellen Sapp, John Leszyk, Scott A Shaffer, Hannah E Rockwell, Fei Gao, Niven R Narain, Marian DiFiglia, Michael A Kiebish, Neil Aronin, Anastasia Khvorova
Extracellular vesicles (EVs), including exosomes and microvesicles (MVs), are explored for use in diagnostics, therapeutics and drug delivery. However, little is known about the relationship of protein and lipid composition of EVs and their source cells. Here, we report high-resolution lipidomic and proteomic analyses of exosomes and MVs derived by differential ultracentrifugation from 3 different cell types: U87 glioblastoma cells, Huh7 hepatocellular carcinoma cells and human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)...
2016: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862991/down-regulation-of-microrna-320d-predicts-poor-overall-survival-and-promotes-the-growth-and-invasive-abilities-in-glioma
#19
Chong-Zhen Qin, Qiao-Li Lv, Yan-Tao Yang, Jing-Min Zhang, Xiao-Jian Zhang, Hong-Hao Zhou
Previous studies have demonstrated that miRNAs play an important role in tumor development and progression. The role of miR-320d has been studied in several cancers except for glioma. The aim of the study was to investigate the expression levels, biological function, and mechanism of miR-320d in glioma. The expression levels of miR-320d were detected in glioma tissues and cell lines (U87 and U251) by RT-qPCR. Cell proliferation, colony formation, apoptosis, cell cycle and transwell assays were performed in glioma cell lines transfected with miR-320d mimics or controls to evaluate the effects of miR-320d in vitro...
November 12, 2016: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862679/foxp3-regulates-arhgap15-expression-and-affects-migration-of-glioma-cells-via-the-rac1-signaling-pathway
#20
Zhen Sun, Biao Zhang, Chen Wang, Tao Fu, Lianling Li, Qiaoli Wu, Ying Cai, Jinhuan Wang
FOXP3 plays a crucial role in the development and function of regulatory T cells and was recently identified as a tumor suppressor in different cancer types. FOXP3 is expressed in normal brain tissues, but is strongly downregulated or absent in glioblastomas. In order to understand the FOXP3 adjustment mechanisms in glioma cell, We do a set of DNA microarray in U87 overexpressing FOXP3 and test by Quantitative real-time PCR,Western blot analysis and immunohistochemistry in vitro and vivo. So we focus on ARHGAP15...
November 11, 2016: Cancer Science
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