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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331056/monitoring-of-childhood-all-using-bcr-abl1-genomic-breakpoints-identifies-a-subgroup-with-cml-like-biology
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Lenka Hovorkova, Marketa Zaliova, Nicola C Venn, Kirsten Bleckmann, Marie Trkova, Eliska Potuckova, Martina Vaskova, Jana Linhartova, Katerina Machova Polakova, Eva Fronkova, Walter Muskovic, Jodie E Giles, Peter J Shaw, Gunnar Cario, Rosemary Sutton, Jan Stary, Jan Trka, Jan Zuna
We used the genomic breakpoint between BCR and ABL1 genes for the DNA-based monitoring of minimal residual disease (MRD) in 48 patients with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Comparing the results with standard MRD monitoring based on immunoglobulin/T-cell receptor (Ig/TCR) gene rearrangements and with quantification of IKZF1 deletion, we observed very good correlation for the methods in a majority of patients; however, over 20% of children (25% [8/32] with minor and 12.5% [1/8] with Major-BCR-ABL1 variants in the consecutive cohorts) had significantly (>1 log) higher levels of BCR-ABL1 fusion than Ig/TCR rearrangements and/or IKZF1 deletion...
March 22, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329763/the-allosteric-inhibitor-abl001-enables-dual-targeting-of-bcr-abl1
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Andrew A Wylie, Joseph Schoepfer, Wolfgang Jahnke, Sandra W Cowan-Jacob, Alice Loo, Pascal Furet, Andreas L Marzinzik, Xavier Pelle, Jerry Donovan, Wenjing Zhu, Silvia Buonamici, A Quamrul Hassan, Franco Lombardo, Varsha Iyer, Michael Palmer, Giuliano Berellini, Stephanie Dodd, Sanjeev Thohan, Hans Bitter, Susan Branford, David M Ross, Timothy P Hughes, Lilli Petruzzelli, K Gary Vanasse, Markus Warmuth, Francesco Hofmann, Nicholas J Keen, William R Sellers
Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) is driven by the activity of the BCR-ABL1 fusion oncoprotein. ABL1 kinase inhibitors have improved the clinical outcomes for patients with CML, with over 80% of patients treated with imatinib surviving for more than 10 years. Second-generation ABL1 kinase inhibitors induce more potent molecular responses in both previously untreated and imatinib-resistant patients with CML. Studies in patients with chronic-phase CML have shown that around 50% of patients who achieve and maintain undetectable BCR-ABL1 transcript levels for at least 2 years remain disease-free after the withdrawal of treatment...
March 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329597/melanoma-occurrence-under-long-term-etanercept-treatment-for-psoriasis-a-case-report
#3
Laura Atzori, Luca Pilloni, Severino Murgia, Cristina Mugheddu, Monica Pau, Franco Rongioletti
Melanoma occurrence during treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor is considered an incidental event, although very recent studies suggest a risk. Etanercept is a fusion protein that binds the tumor necrosis factor receptor and is included among TNF inhibitors, approved for the treatment of several autoimmune diseases, such as psoriasis.We described a 79-year-old man with psoriasis, being treated with etanercept, who presented with a new brown to black macule on his right shoulder; this was immediately surgically excised...
October 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329063/lysosomal-proteolysis-is-associated-with-exercise-induced-improvement-of-mitochondrial-quality-control-in-aged-hippocampus
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Li Luo, Jia-Ru Dai, Shan-Shan Guo, A-Ming Lu, Xiao-Fang Gao, Yan-Rong Gu, Xiao-Fei Zhang, Hai-Dong Xu, Yan Wang, Zhou Zhu, Lisa J Wood, Zheng-Hong Qin
Exercise improves cognitive function in older adults, but the underlying mechanism is largely unknown. Both lysosomal degradation and mitochondrial quality control decline with age. We hypothesized that exercise ameliorates age-related cognitive decline through the improvement of mitochondrial quality control in aged hippocampus, and this effect is associated with lysosomal proteolysis. Sixteen to eighteen-month old male Sprague Dawley rats underwent swim exercise training for 10 weeks. The exercise regimen prevented cognitive decline in aged rats, reduced oxidative stress, and rejuvenated mitochondria in the aged hippocampus...
January 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325833/the-unique-prodomain-of-t-cadherin-plays-a-key-role-in-adiponectin-binding-with-the-essential-extracellular-cadherin-repeats-1-and-2
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Shiro Fukuda, Shunbun Kita, Yoshinari Obata, Yuya Fujishima, Hirofumi Nagao, Shigeki Masuda, Yoshimitsu Tanaka, Hitoshi Nishizawa, Tohru Funahashi, Junichi Takagi, Norikazu Maeda, Iichiro Shimomura
Adiponectin, an adipocyte-derived circulating protein, accumulates in the heart, vascular endothelium, and skeletal muscles through an interaction with T-cadherin (T-cad), a unique glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored cadherin. Recent studies have suggested that this interaction is essential for adiponectin-mediated cardiovascular protection. However, the precise protein-protein interaction between adiponectin and T-cad remains poorly characterized. Using ELISA-based and surface plasmon analyses, we report here that T-cad fused with IgG Fc as a fusion-tag by replacing its GPI-anchor specifically bound both hexameric and larger multimeric adiponectin with a dissociation constant of approximately 1...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325821/phosphorylation-of-the-exocyst-protein-exo84-by-tbk1-promotes-insulin-stimulated-glut4-trafficking
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Maeran Uhm, Merlijn Bazuine, Peng Zhao, Shian-Huey Chiang, Tingting Xiong, Sheelarani Karunanithi, Louise Chang, Alan R Saltiel
Insulin stimulates glucose uptake through the translocation of the glucose transporter GLUT4 to the plasma membrane. The exocyst complex tethers GLUT4-containing vesicles to the plasma membrane, a process that requires the binding of the G protein (heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding protein) RalA to the exocyst complex. We report that upon activation of RalA, the protein kinase TBK1 phosphorylated the exocyst subunit Exo84. Knockdown of TBK1 blocked insulin-stimulated glucose uptake and GLUT4 translocation; knockout of TBK1 in adipocytes blocked insulin-stimulated glucose uptake; and ectopic overexpression of a kinase-inactive mutant of TBK1 reduced insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
March 21, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323047/biochemical-and-chemical-characterization-of-cynara-cardunculus-l-extract-and-its-potential-use-as-co-adjuvant-therapy-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
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Antonio Russo, Mariarita Perri, Erika Cione, Maria Luisa Di Gioia, Monica Nardi, Maria Cristina Caroleo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ancient mediterranean diet was characterized by consuming the spontaneous forms of Cynara Cardunculus L. (CCL), commonly called artichoke. Cultivated and/or spontaneous forms of CC studies have demonstrated that methanol extract of CCL flower and/or cynaropicrin showed remarkable anti-proliferative activity in vitro models of leukocyte cancer cell. AIM OF THE STUDY: Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is associated with a reciprocal translocation of the long arms of chromosomes 9 and 22 generating the BCR/ABL fusion gene, translated in the p210(BCR/ABL) oncoprotein kinase...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322724/valosin-containing-protein-vcp-p97-inhibitors-relieve-mitofusin-dependent-mitochondrial-defects-due-to-vcp-disease-mutants
#8
Ting Zhang, Prashant Mishra, Bruce A Hay, David Chan, Ming Guo
Missense mutations of valosin-containing protein (VCP) cause an autosomal dominant disease known as inclusion body myopathy, Paget disease with frontotemporal dementia (IBMPFD) and other neurodegenerative disorders. The pathological mechanism of IBMPFD is not clear and there is no treatment. We show that endogenous VCP negatively regulates Mitofusin, which is required for outer mitochondrial membrane fusion. Because 90% of IBMPFD patients have myopathy, we generated an in vivo IBMPFD model in adult Drosophila muscle, which recapitulates disease pathologies...
March 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322598/screening-and-functional-profiling-of-small-molecule-hiv-1-entry-and-fusion-inhibitors
#9
Charline Giroud, Yuhong Du, Mariana Marin, Qui Min, Nathan T Jui, Haian Fu, Gregory B Melikyan
HIV-1 entry and fusion with target cells is an important target for antiviral therapy. However, a few currently approved treatments are not effective as monotherapy due to the emergence of drug resistance. This consideration has fueled efforts to develop new bioavailable inhibitors targeting different steps of the HIV-1 entry process. Here, a high-throughput screen was performed of a large library of 100,000 small molecules for HIV-1 entry/fusion inhibitors, using a direct virus-cell fusion assay in a 384 half-well format...
February 2017: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321485/initial-autophagic-protection-switches-to-disruption-of-autophagic-flux-by-lysosomal-instability-during-cadmium-stress-accrual-in-renal-nrk-52e-cells
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W-K Lee, S Probst, M P Santoyo-Sánchez, W Al-Hamdani, I Diebels, J-K von Sivers, E Kerek, E J Prenner, F Thévenod
The renal proximal tubule (PT) is the major target of cadmium (Cd(2+)) toxicity where Cd(2+) causes stress and apoptosis. Autophagy is induced by cell stress, e.g., endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, and may contribute to cell survival or death. The role of autophagy in Cd(2+)-induced nephrotoxicity remains unsettled due to contradictory results and lack of evidence for autophagic machinery damage by Cd(2+). Cd(2+)-induced autophagy in rat kidney PT cell line NRK-52E and its role in cell death was investigated...
March 20, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319094/targeting-c-fos-and-dusp1-abrogates-intrinsic-resistance-to-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-therapy-in-bcr-abl-induced-leukemia
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Meenu Kesarwani, Zachary Kincaid, Ahmed Gomaa, Erika Huber, Sara Rohrabaugh, Zain Siddiqui, Muhammad F Bouso, Tahir Latif, Ming Xu, Kakajan Komurov, James C Mulloy, Jose A Cancelas, H Leighton Grimes, Mohammad Azam
Tyrosine-kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy for human cancers is not curative, and relapse occurs owing to the continued presence of tumor cells, referred to as minimal residual disease (MRD). The survival of MRD stem or progenitor cells in the absence of oncogenic kinase signaling, a phenomenon referred to as intrinsic resistance, depends on diverse growth factors. Here we report that oncogenic kinase and growth-factor signaling converge to induce the expression of the signaling proteins FBJ osteosarcoma oncogene (c-FOS, encoded by Fos) and dual-specificity phosphatase 1 (DUSP1)...
March 20, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317028/mycobacterial-caseinolytic-protease-gene-regulator-clgr-is-a-substrate-of-caseinolytic-protease
#12
Yoshiyuki Yamada, Thomas Dick
The mycobacterial caseinolytic protease ClpP1P2 is a degradative protease that recently gained interest as a genetically and pharmacologically validated drug target for tuberculosis. The first whole-cell active ClpP1P2 inhibitor, the human proteasome inhibitor bortezomib, is currently undergoing lead optimization to introduce selectivity for the bacterial target. How inhibition of ClpP1P2 translates into whole-cell antimicrobial activity is little understood. Previous work has shown that the caseinolytic protease gene regulator ClgR is an activator of the clpP1P2 genes and also suggested that this transcription factor may be a substrate of the protease...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304339/the-five-immune-forces-impacting-dna-based-cancer-immunotherapeutic-strategy
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REVIEW
Suneetha Amara, Venkataswarup Tiriveedhi
DNA-based vaccine strategy is increasingly realized as a viable cancer treatment approach. Strategies to enhance immunogenicity utilizing tumor associated antigens have been investigated in several pre-clinical and clinical studies. The promising outcomes of these studies have suggested that DNA-based vaccines induce potent T-cell effector responses and at the same time cause only minimal side-effects to cancer patients. However, the immune evasive tumor microenvironment is still an important hindrance to a long-term vaccine success...
March 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304223/metastatic-clival-chordoma-a-case-report-of-multiple-extraneural-metastases-following-resection-and-proton-beam-radiotherapy-in-a-5-year-old-boy
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Martin J Rutkowski, Harjus S Birk, Matthew D Wood, Arie Perry, Theodore Nicolaides, Christopher P Ames, Nalin Gupta
The authors report the case of a 5-year-old boy in whom extraneural metastases developed 5 years after he underwent an occipitocervical fusion and transoral approach to treat a clival chordoma without local recurrence. Following primary resection, the patient's postoperative course was complicated by recurrent meningitis secondary to CSF leak, which responded to antibiotics, and communicating hydrocephalus, for which a ventriculoperitoneal shunt was placed. The patient then underwent postoperative proton beam radiotherapy...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303296/sortase-a-aided-escherichia-coli-expression-system-for-functional-osteoprotegerin-cysteine-rich-domain
#15
Mengmeng Jin, Yuan Chen, Yunfeng Zhao, Luyang Che, Yanyan Ma, Jingzhe Li, Yi Wang, Hua Tao, Juan Ma, Bing Pan, Changzhen Liu, Peng Huang
As a natural inhibitor of the receptor activator of nuclear factor-кB ligand (RANKL), osteprotegerin (OPG) is considered a promising treatment for metabolic bone diseases. Typical approaches for preparing recombinant OPG or its derivatives employ eukaryotic expression systems. Due to the advantages of a prokaryotic expression system, which include its convenience, low cost, and abundant production, in this study, we establish a strategy for preparing functional OPG using the Escherichia coli expression system...
March 16, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301927/molecular-mechanism-underlying-the-action-of-the-influenza-a-virus-fusion-inhibitor-mbx2546
#16
Arnab Basu, Gloria Komazin-Meredith, Courtney McCarthy, Aleksandar Antanasijevic, Steven C Cardinale, Rama K Mishra, Dale L Barnard, Michael Caffrey, Lijun Rong, Terry L Bowlin
Influenza A virus envelop protein, Hemagglutinin (HA), plays important roles in viral entry. We previously have reported that MBX2546, a novel influenza A virus inhibitor, binds to HA and inhibits HA-mediated membrane fusion. In this report, we show that (i) both binding and stabilization of HA by MBX2546 is required for inhibition of viral infection, and (ii) binding of HA by MBX2546 represses the low-pH-induced conformational change of the HA which is a prerequisite for membrane fusion. Mutations in MBX2546-resistant influenza A/PR/8/34 (H1N1) viruses are mapped in the HA stem region near the amino terminus of HA2...
March 16, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299661/molecular-basis-and-targeted-inhibition-of-cbf%C3%AE-smmhc-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#17
Lucio H Castilla, John H Bushweller
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is characterized by recurrent chromosomal rearrangements that encode for fusion proteins which drive leukemia initiation and maintenance. The inv(16) (p13q22) rearrangement is a founding mutation and the associated CBFβ-SMMHC fusion protein is essential for the survival of inv(16) AML cells. This Chapter will discuss our understanding of the function of this fusion protein in disrupting hematopoietic homeostasis and creating pre-leukemic blasts, in its cooperation with other co-occurring mutations during leukemia initiation, and in leukemia maintenance...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299358/a-novel-potentially-targetable-tmem106b-braf-fusion-in-pleomorphic-xanthoastrocytoma
#18
Susan J Hsiao, Matthias A Karajannis, Daniel Diolaiti, Mahesh M Mansukhani, Julia Glade Bender, Andrew L Kung, James H Garvin
Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) is a World Health Organization (WHO) Grade II glioma occurring primarily in children and young adults. Most PXAs harbor the known activating mutation BRAF V600E. We report a case of locally recurrent PXA with anaplastic features in a 10-yr-old female. The PXA was negative by immunohistochemical (IHC) staining for BRAF V600E mutation. Whole-exome and transcriptome sequencing of the tumor confirmed the absence of BRAF V600E, but identified copy-number alterations (including loss of the tumor suppressor CDKN2A) and a novel TMEM106B-BRAF fusion...
March 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298492/-wait-anaphase-signals-are-not-confined-to-the-mitotic-spindle
#19
Lydia Reńe Heasley, Steven M Markus, Jennifer G DeLuca
The Spindle Assembly Checkpoint ensures the faithful inheritance of chromosomes by arresting mitotic progression in the presence of kinetochores that are not attached to spindle microtubules. This is achieved through inhibition of the Anaphase Promoting Complex/Cyclosome by a kinetochore-derived 'wait anaphase' signal known as the Mitotic Checkpoint Complex. It remains unclear whether the localization and activity of these inhibitory complexes are restricted to the mitotic spindle compartment or are diffusible throughout the cytoplasm...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294973/fusion-guided-hypothesis-development-leads-to-the-identification-of-n%C3%A2-n%C3%A2-dimethyladenosine-a-marine-derived-akt-pathway-inhibitor
#20
Rachel M Vaden, Nathaniel W Oswald, Malia B Potts, John B MacMillan, Michael A White
Chemicals found in nature have evolved over geological time scales to productively interact with biological molecules, and thus represent an effective resource for pharmaceutical development. Marine-derived bacteria are rich sources of chemically diverse, bioactive secondary metabolites, but harnessing this diversity for biomedical benefit is limited by challenges associated with natural product purification and determination of biochemical mechanism. Using Functional Signature Ontology (FUSION), we report the parallel isolation and characterization of a marine-derived natural product, N⁶,N⁶-dimethyladenosine, that robustly inhibits AKT signaling in a variety of non-small cell lung cancer cell lines...
March 15, 2017: Marine Drugs
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