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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036789/protein-kinase-c-%C3%AE-dependent-regulation-of-ubiquitin-proteasome-system-function-in-breast-cancer
#1
Si Sun, Qi Wu, Junlong Song, Shengrong Sun
Besides the crucial role of hyperinsulinemia in the development of breast cancer with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), it has been shown that hyperglycemia could contribute to promote cancer progression. A remarkable association within hyperglycemia, PKCδ and Ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) has been reported, suggesting that PKCδ may mediate high glucose-induced UPS activation in breast cancer cells. Although the independent effects of PKCδ or UPS on breast cancer and T2DM are increasingly supported by experimental evidence, the complex interactional link between PKCδ and UPS is still unclear...
September 29, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036567/extra-pituitary-expressed-fsh-is-it-physiologically-important
#2
Anushka Jayaraman, T Rajendra Kumar
Pituitary gonadotropes synthesize and secrete follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). FSH is a heterodimer that consists of an α-and a β-subunit. The α - subunit is common to other pituitary and placental glycoprotein hormones and the β-subunit is the hormone/receptor specific subunit. Although the pituitary is the main tissue that accounts for circulating hormone, previous and recent reports indicate extra-pituitary sources of FSH production including mouse gonads, human stomach, prostate, umbilical cord vein endothelial cells, uterine myometrium, placenta and chicken abdominal adipose tissue...
September 20, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036505/increased-mortality-in-haemodialysis-patients-administered-high-doses-of-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
#3
Rafael Pérez-García, Javier Varas, Alejandro Cives, Alejandro Martín-Malo, Pedro Aljama, Rosa Ramos, Julio Pascual, Stefano Stuard, Bernard Canaud, José Ignacio Merello
Background: Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) are widely used to treat anaemia in patients with chronic kidney disease. The issue of ESA safety has been raised in multiple studies, with correlates derived for elevated cancer incidence and mortality. Whether these associations are related to ESA dose or the typology of the patient remains obscure. Methods: A multicentre, observational retrospective propensity score-matched study was designed to analyse the effects of weekly ESA dose in 1679 incident haemodialysis (HD) patients...
September 28, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035881/activation-of-signaling-cascades-by-weak-extremely-low-frequency-electromagnetic-fields
#4
Einat Kapri-Pardes, Tamar Hanoch, Galia Maik-Rachline, Manuel Murbach, Patricia L Bounds, Niels Kuster, Rony Seger
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Results from recent studies suggest that extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) interfere with intracellular signaling pathways related to proliferative control. The mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), central signaling components that regulate essentially all stimulated cellular processes, include the extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2) that are extremely sensitive to extracellular cues. Anti-phospho-ERK antibodies serve as a readout for ERK1/2 activation and are able to detect minute changes in ERK stimulation...
October 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035723/raloxifene-reduces-the-risk-of-local-alveolar-bone-destruction-in-a-mouse-model-of-periodontitis-combined-with-systemic-postmenopausal-osteoporosis
#5
Ryota Ichimaru, Tsukasa Tominari, Shosei Yoshinouchi, Chiho Matsumoto, Kenta Watanabe, Michiko Hirata, Yukihiro Numabe, Gillian Murphy, Hideaki Nagase, Chisato Miyaura, Masaki Inada
OBJECTIVE: Periodontitis is characterized by local inflammation leading to tooth loss and severe destruction of alveolar bone. Raloxifene is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) that halts estrogen deficiency-induced systemic bone loss in postmenopausal osteoporosis without the side effects of cancer in breast and uterus. In this study, we examined the effects of raloxifene on alveolar bone mass in a mouse model with estrogen deficiency-induced periodontitis. METHODS: Periodontitis was induced by the injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) into the lower gingiva in ovariectomized (OVX) mice, and the alveolar bone and femur bone mineral density (BMD) were analyzed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry...
September 29, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035547/pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-the-triterpenoid-ursolic-acid-in-regulating-the-anti-oxidant-anti-inflammatory-and-epigenetic-gene-responses-in-rat-leukocytes
#6
Chengyue Zhang, Chao Wang, Wenji Li, Renyi Wu, Yue Guo, David Cheng, Yuqing Yang, Ioannis P Androulakis, Ah-Ng Kong
The triterpenoid ursolic acid (UA) has been proposed as a potential cancer chemopreventive agent in many preclinical and clinical studies. In the present work, we aimed to characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) of UA and to quantitatively assess the anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects of UA, which are potentially linked to its chemopreventive efficacy. UA was administered intravenously (i.v., 20 mg/kg) or by oral gavage (100 mg/kg) to male Sprague-Dawley rats, and blood samples were collected at a series of designated time points...
October 16, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035165/development-of-highly-sensitive-cell-based-akt-kinase-elisa-for-monitoring-pi3k-beta-activity-and-compound-efficacy
#7
Mahesh Yanamandra, Labanyamoy Kole, Archana Giri, Sayan Mitra
Phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase pathway regulates multiple cellular function involving cell survival, growth, motility proliferation, apoptosis, and adhesion. These are deregulated in various diseases like cancer, atherosclerosis, and inflammation. PI3Ks phosphorylate phosphatidylinositol 4,5 biphosphate (PIP2) yielding phosphatidylinositol 3, 4, 5 triphosphate (PIP3) that in turn activates AKT kinase (serine/threonine kinase) which is the central enzyme in regulation of metabolic functions. Due to their implications in disease pathophysiology, PI3K/AKT inhibitors became attractive targets for pharmaceutical industries...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034587/open-fluidics-a-cell-culture-flow-system-developed-over-wettability-contrast-based-chips
#8
Nuno M Oliveira, Rui L Reis, João F Mano
Biological tissues are recurrently exposed to several dynamic mechanical forces that influence cell behavior. On this work, the focus is on the shear stress forces induced by fluid flow. The study of flow-induced effects on cells leads to important advances in cardiovascular, cancer, stem cell, and bone biology understanding. These studies are performed using cell culture flow (CCF) systems, mainly parallel plate flow chambers (PPFC), and microfluidic systems. Here, it is proposed an original CCF system based on the open fluidics concept...
October 16, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034548/electroacupuncture-alleviates-chemotherapy-induced-pain-through-inhibiting-phosphorylation-of-spinal-camkii-in-rats
#9
Y Zhang, A Li, J Xin, K Ren, B M Berman, L Lao, R-X Zhang
BACKGROUND: Current medical treatments for chemotherapy-induced pain (CIP) are either ineffective or have adverse side effects. Acupuncture may alleviate CIP, but its effectiveness against this condition has not been studied. Paclitaxel causes neuropathic pain in cancer patients. METHODS: We evaluated the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on paclitaxel-induced CIP in a rat model. Paclitaxel (2 mg/kg) or vehicle was injected (i.p.) on alternate days of 0-6. The resulting pain was treated with 10 Hz/2 mA/0...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034459/amelioration-of-autoimmunity-with-an-inhibitor-selectively-targeting-all-active-centers-of-the-immunoproteasome
#10
Michael Basler, Elmer Maurits, Gerjan de Bruin, Julia Koerner, Herman S Overkleeft, Marcus Groettrup
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: MECL-1 (β2i), LMP2 (β1i), and LMP7 (β5i) are the proteolytically active subunits of the immunoproteasome, a special type of proteasome mainly expressed in hematopoietic cells. Targeting LMP7 has been shown to be therapeutically effective in pre-clinical models of autoimmune diseases. In this study, a recently described inhibitor of the immunoproteasome LU-005i was investigated with respect to selectivity and biological activity. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The specificity of LU-005i and other immunoproteasome selective inhibitors was characterized using fluorogenic peptide substrates...
October 15, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034071/apigenin-in-cancer-therapy-anti-cancer-effects-and-mechanisms-of-action
#11
REVIEW
Xiaohui Yan, Miao Qi, Pengfei Li, Yihong Zhan, Huanjie Shao
Apigenin is a common dietary flavonoid that is abundantly present in many fruits, vegetables and Chinese medicinal herbs and serves multiple physiological functions, such as strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and antiviral activities and blood pressure reduction. Therefore, apigenin has been used as a traditional medicine for centuries. Recently, apigenin has been widely investigated for its anti-cancer activities and low toxicity. Apigenin was reported to suppress various human cancers in vitro and in vivo by multiple biological effects, such as triggering cell apoptosis and autophagy, inducing cell cycle arrest, suppressing cell migration and invasion, and stimulating an immune response...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033936/coinhibitory-receptor-expression-and-immune-checkpoint-blockade-maintaining-a-balance-in-cd8-t-cell-responses-to-chronic-viral-infections-and-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Isobel S Okoye, Michael Houghton, Lorne Tyrrell, Khaled Barakat, Shokrollah Elahi
In cancer and chronic viral infections, T cells are exposed to persistent antigen stimulation. This results in expression of multiple inhibitory receptors also called "immune checkpoints" by T cells. Although these inhibitory receptors under normal conditions maintain self-tolerance and prevent immunopathology, their sustained expression deteriorates T cell function: a phenomenon called exhaustion. Recent advances in cancer immunotherapy involve blockade of cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 and programmed cell death 1 in order to reverse T cell exhaustion and reinvigorate immunity, which has translated to dramatic clinical remission in many cases of metastatic melanoma and lung cancer...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033580/the-influence-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-and-9-in-angiogenesis-metastasis-and-prognosis-of-endometrial-cancer
#13
REVIEW
Anna M Mahecha, Hongbo Wang
Angiogenesis (the growth of new blood vessels) is essential in most of the body's physiological processes, such as in the normal functioning of the endometrium during and after the menstrual cycle. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) are the mostly expressed angiogenic factors, especially, during the process of endometrial degeneration and remodeling. In carcinogenesis, tumor hypoxia-induced factors, through the process of "angiogenic switch", stimulate the production of angiogenic factors, particularly VEGF and MMP...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033353/melanocyte-stem-cell-activation-and-translocation-initiate-cutaneous-melanoma-in-response-to-uv-exposure
#14
Hyeongsun Moon, Leanne R Donahue, Eunju Choi, Philip O Scumpia, William E Lowry, Jennifer K Grenier, Jerry Zhu, Andrew C White
Melanoma is one of the deadliest cancers, yet the cells of origin and mechanisms of tumor initiation remain unclear. The majority of melanomas emerge from clear skin without a precursor lesion, but it is unknown whether these melanomas can arise from melanocyte stem cells (MCSCs). Here we employ mouse models to define the role of MCSCs as melanoma cells of origin, demonstrate that MCSC quiescence acts as a tumor suppressor, and identify the extrinsic environmental and molecular factors required for the critical early steps of melanoma initiation...
October 4, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032842/making-dopamine-connections-in-adolescence
#15
REVIEW
Daniel Hoops, Cecilia Flores
A dramatic maturational process ongoing in adolescence is prefrontal cortex development, including its dopamine innervation. Dopamine axons grow from the striatum to the prefrontal cortex, the only known case of long-distance axon growth during adolescence. This is coordinated by the Netrin-1 guidance cue receptor DCC (deleted in colorectal cancer), which in turn controls the intrinsic development of the prefrontal cortex itself. Stimulant drugs in adolescence alter DCC in dopamine neurons and, in turn prefrontal cortex maturation, impacting cognitive abilities...
October 9, 2017: Trends in Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032473/oligosaccharide-biotechnology-an-approach-of-prebiotic-revolution-on-the-industry
#16
REVIEW
Mario Cezar Rodrigues Mano, Iramaia Angélica Neri-Numa, Juliana Bueno da Silva, Bruno Nicolau Paulino, Marina Gabriel Pessoa, Gláucia Maria Pastore
Oligosaccharides are polymers with two to ten monosaccharide residues which have sweetener functions and sensory characteristics, in addition to exerting physiological effects on human health. The ones called nondigestible exhibit a prebiotic behavior being fermented by colonic microflora or stimulating the growth of beneficial bacteria, playing roles in the immune system, protecting against cancer, and preventing cardiovascular and metabolic issues. The global prebiotics market is expected to grow around 12...
October 14, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031211/cyanidin-3-o-glucoside-inhibits-the-uvb-induced-ros-cox-2-pathway-in-hacat-cells
#17
Yong He, Yunfeng Hu, Xinwei Jiang, Tianfeng Chen, Yuetang Ma, Shi Wu, Jianxia Sun, Rui Jiao, Xiaoling Li, Liehua Deng, Weibin Bai
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight, especially UVB (290-320nm), is one of the most important environmental factors that destroys the integrity of the skin and causes epidermal cell apoptosis, potentially even leading to skin cancer. UVB irradiation can cause skin damage by stimulating inflammatory and apoptotic pathways. Anthocyanins are flavonoids that are common in many vegetable foods, and have also demonstrated chemopreventive effects. Cyanidin-3-O-glucoside, as a typical anthocyanin, exhibits anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030732/deguelin-induces-puma-mediated-apoptosis-and-promotes-sensitivity-of-lung-cancer-cells-lccs-to-doxorubicin-dox
#18
Aimei Wang, Weina Wang, Yaqi Chen, Fengqiao Ma, Xiaoming Wei, Yongyi Bi
As a natural agent for chemotherapy, deguelin remarkably suppresses proliferation in numerous solid cancers. Nevertheless, the molecular mechanisms of its suppression are still insufficient. In our research, it was revealed that deguelin induced cell death of lung cancer cells (LCCs) by triggering expression of PUMA. Deguelin triggered PUMA induction independently of p53 via suppression of PI3K/AKT pathway, therefore stimulating Foxo3a to bind with PUMA promoter and stimulate its transcription. Subsequent to activation, PUMA motivated Bax as well as the intrinsic mitochondrial cell death pathway...
October 13, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030706/rare-adar-and-rnaseh2b-variants-and-a-type-i-interferon-signature-in-glioma-and-prostate-carcinoma-risk-and-tumorigenesis
#19
Ulrike Beyer, Frank Brand, Helge Martens, Julia Weder, Arne Christians, Natalie Elyan, Bettina Hentschel, Manfred Westphal, Gabriele Schackert, Torsten Pietsch, Bujung Hong, Joachim K Krauss, Amir Samii, Peter Raab, Anibh Das, Claudia A Dumitru, I Erol Sandalcioglu, Oliver W Hakenberg, Andreas Erbersdobler, Ulrich Lehmann, Guido Reifenberger, Michael Weller, Martin A M Reijns, Matthias Preller, Bettina Wiese, Christian Hartmann, Ruthild G Weber
In search of novel germline alterations predisposing to tumors, in particular to gliomas, we studied a family with two brothers affected by anaplastic gliomas, and their father and paternal great-uncle diagnosed with prostate carcinoma. In this family, whole-exome sequencing yielded rare, simultaneously heterozygous variants in the Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS) genes ADAR and RNASEH2B co-segregating with the tumor phenotype. AGS is a genetically induced inflammatory disease particularly of the brain, which has not been associated with a consistently increased cancer risk to date...
October 13, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030545/fructose-1-6-bisphosphate-couples-glycolytic-flux-to-activation-of-ras
#20
Ken Peeters, Frederik Van Leemputte, Baptiste Fischer, Beatriz M Bonini, Hector Quezada, Maksym Tsytlonok, Dorien Haesen, Ward Vanthienen, Nuno Bernardes, Carmen Bravo Gonzalez-Blas, Veerle Janssens, Peter Tompa, Wim Versées, Johan M Thevelein
Yeast and cancer cells share the unusual characteristic of favoring fermentation of sugar over respiration. We now reveal an evolutionary conserved mechanism linking fermentation to activation of Ras, a major regulator of cell proliferation in yeast and mammalian cells, and prime proto-oncogene product. A yeast mutant (tps1∆) with overactive influx of glucose into glycolysis and hyperaccumulation of Fru1,6bisP, shows hyperactivation of Ras, which causes its glucose growth defect by triggering apoptosis. Fru1,6bisP is a potent activator of Ras in permeabilized yeast cells, likely acting through Cdc25...
October 13, 2017: Nature Communications
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