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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109879/selenomethionine-promoted-hippocampal-neurogenesis-via-the-pi3k-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-wnt-pathway-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Rui Zheng, Zhong-Hao Zhang, Chen Chen, Yao Chen, Shi-Zheng Jia, Qiong Liu, Jia-Zuan Ni, Guo-Li Song
The maintenance of neural system integrity and function is the ultimate goal for the treatment of neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Neurogenesis plays an integral role in the maintenance of neural and cognitive functions, and its dysfunction is regarded as a major cause of cognitive impairment in AD. Moreover, the induction of neurogenesis by targeting endogenous neural stem cells (NSCs) is considered as one of the most promising treatment strategies. Our previous studies demonstrated that selenomethionine (Se-Met) was able to reduce β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) deposition, decrease Tau protein hyperphosphorylation and markedly improve cognitive functions in triple transgenic (3xTg) AD mice...
January 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109343/involvement-of-wnt-pathway-in-ethanol-induced-inhibition-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cell-differentiation
#2
Qian Wang, Jing-Wen Song, Yang Liu, Xian-Xian Zhao
Ethanol has been reported to have toxicity on embryonic stem cells (ESCs). The present study aims to address the teratogenic effects of ethanol on the growth and cardiac differentiation of ESCs. Mouse embryonic stem D3 cells were employed. 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2-H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) assays were used to determine cytotoxicity. Quantitative real time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blotting were used to analyze the expressions of cardiac differentiation-related and Wnt signaling factors...
February 2017: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109154/-inhibitory-effect-of-overexpressed-kisspeptin-on-proliferation-and-migration-of-mkn-45-gastric-cancer-cells
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Xin Wang, Yijiong Li, Ruihua Zhang, Chao Pang, Xiaoqing Jiao, Zhenlong Zhu, Zhengmin Wang
Objective To investigate the expression of kisspeptin in gastric adenocarcinoma and its effect on the proliferation and migration of gastric cancer cells. Methods The level of kisspeptin in 50 gastric cancer tissues and their paracancerous tissues were detected by quantitative real-time PCR and Western blotting. Kisspeptin-siRNA, control-siRNA, pEGFP-N1-kisspeptin, pEGFP-N1 were separately transfected into MKN-45 gastric cancer cells. After 48-hour culture, the levels of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), β-catenin, C-myc, MMP-9, kisspeptin were detected by Western blotting; MTT assay was used to detect the proliferation of MKN-45 cells; wound healing assay was performed to assess the migration ability of MKN-45 cells...
February 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109136/therapeutic-potential-of-targeting-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer-rational-and-progress
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Afsane Bahrami, Forouzan Amerizadeh, Soodabeh ShahidSales, Majid Khazaei, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Hamid Reza Sadeghnia, Mina Maftouh, Seyed Mahdi Hassanian, Amir Avan
Wnt/β-catenin pathway is one of the main/frequent dysregulated pathways in several tumor types, including colon cancer. Aberrant activation of this pathway is associated with cell proliferation, invasive behaviors and cell resistance, suggesting its potential value as a therapeutic target in treatment of CRC. Several agents have been developed for targeting of this pathway (e.g, natural agents: curcumin, 3,3-diindolylmethane, phytoestrogen; Synthetic/small Wnt inhibitors: Rofecoxib; PRI-724, CWP232291; and monoclonal antibody against frizzled receptors, Vanituctumab...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109085/silencing-of-interferon-induced-transmembrane-protein-1-ifitm1-inhibits-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-in-lung-cancer-cells
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Bing Jin, Hua Jin, Jing Wang
Interferon-induced transmembrane protein 1 (IFITM1), a 17-kDa membrane protein, is largely known as a player in many cellular functions. Recently, there have been studies showing overexpression of IFITM1 in cancers and a positive correlation of IFITM1 overexpression with tumor progression. However, it is poorly understood what role IFITM1 plays in lung cancer. In this study, we presented evidence that IFITM1 was highly expressed in lung cancer tissues and cell lines. IFITM1 silencing inhibited lung cancer cell proliferation, migration and invasion <em>in vitro</em>...
January 20, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108314/mirna-638-promotes-autophagy-and-malignant-phenotypes-of-cancer-cells-via-directly-suppressing-dact3
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Yanli Ren, Yujie Chen, Xue Liang, Yan Lu, Wenting Pan, Ming Yang
Dyregulation of autophagy is implicated in human cancers and the mechanism details remains largely unclear. Herein we report the regulatory role of miR-638 in autophagy of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and breast cancer cells. We found that miR-638 overexpression promotes starvation- and rapamycin-induced autophagy. In ESCC and breast cancer cells, miR-638 acts as an oncogene and promote cell proliferation, migration, as well as invasion in vitro and in vivo. In accordance with this, we observed significantly higher miR-638 expression in ESCC and breast cancer tissues compared to normal tissues...
January 17, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108274/the-crosstalk-between-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-with-dna-damage-response-and-oxidative-stress-implications-in-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Ansar Karimaian, Maryam Majidinia, Hossein Bannazadeh Baghi, Bahman Yousefi
DNA repair is essential for maintaining genomic integrity in cells. The dependence of cancer cell survival on proper DNA repair provides an opportunity to treat defective tumors by DNA damaging agents. Not only Wnt signaling has important functions in controlling gene expression, as well as cell polarity, adhesion and behavior, it also highly interacts with DNA damage response (DDR) in different levels. Furthermore, oxidative stress, which is responsible for majority of DNA lesions, affects Wnt signaling in different ways...
January 11, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108160/exposure-to-endosulfan-increases-endothelial-permeability-by-transcellular-and-paracellular-pathways-in-relation-to-cardiovascular-diseases
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Dan Xu, Tong Liu, Limei Lin, Shuai Li, Xiaoming Hang, Yeqing Sun
Exposure to environmental pollutants results in out-of-balance of vascular homeostasis. Endothelial dysfunction leads to a disruption of the endothelial permeability characteristics, associated with cardiovascular diseases. We previously reported that endosulfan could cause endothelial dysfunction, but the role of endosulfan in permeability of endothelial cells has been unexplored. To elucidate molecular mechanism of endosulfan-induced changes in endothelial permeability, human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were exposed to endosulfan, followed by endothelial permeability analysis...
January 17, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107808/in-situ-release-of-vegf-enhances-osteogenesis-in-3d-porous-scaffolds-engineered-with-osterix-modified-adipose-derived-stem-cells
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Wan-Lin Xu, Hui-Shan Ong, Yun Zhu, Sheng-Wen Liu, Li-Min Liu, Kai-Hua Zhou, Zeng-Qi Xu, Jun Gao, Yan Zhang, Jin-Hai Ye, Wen-Jun Yang
Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) can differentiate into various cell types and thus have great potential for regenerative medicine. Herein, rat ADSCs were isolated; transduced with lentiviruses expressing Osterix (Osx), a transcriptional factor essential for osteogenesis. Osx overexpression up-regulated key osteogenesis-related genes, such as special AT-rich binding protein 2, alkaline phosphatase, osteocalcin and osteopontin, at both the mRNA and protein levels. In addition, mineral nodule formation and alkaline phosphatase activity were enhanced in Osx-overexpressing ADSCs...
January 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107588/mitochondrial-uncoupler-exerts-a-synthetic-lethal-effect-against-%C3%AE-catenin-mutant-tumor-cells
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Yuki Shikata, Masaki Kiga, Yushi Futamura, Harumi Aono, Hiroyuki Inoue, Manabu Kawada, Hiroyuki Osada, Masaya Imoto
The wingless/int-1 (Wnt) signal transduction pathway plays a central role in cell proliferation, survival, differentiation and apoptosis. When β-catenin: a component of the Wnt pathway, is mutated into an active form, cell growth signaling is hyperactive and drives oncogenesis. As β-catenin is mutated in a wide variety of tumors, including up to 10% of all sporadic colon carcinomas and 20% of hepatocellular carcinomas, it has been considered a promising target for therapeutic interventions. Therefore, we screened an in-house natural product library for compounds that exhibited synthetic lethality towards β-catenin mutations and isolated nonactin, an antibiotic mitochondrial uncoupler, as a hit compound...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107521/differential-roles-of-axin1-and-axin2-in-tankyrase-inhibitor-induced-formation-of-degradasomes-and-%C3%AE-catenin-degradation
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Tor Espen Thorvaldsen, Nina Marie Pedersen, Eva Maria Wenzel, Harald Stenmark
Inhibition of the tankyrase enzymes (TNKS1 and TNKS2) has recently been shown to induce highly dynamic assemblies of β-catenin destruction complex components known as degradasomes, which promote degradation of β-catenin and reduced Wnt signaling activity in colorectal cancer cells. AXIN1 and AXIN2/Conductin, the rate-limiting factors for the stability and function of endogenous destruction complexes, are stabilized upon TNKS inhibition due to abrogated degradation of AXIN by the proteasome. Since the role of AXIN1 versus AXIN2 as scaffolding proteins in the Wnt signaling pathway still remains incompletely understood, we sought to elucidate their relative contribution in the formation of degradasomes, as these protein assemblies most likely represent the morphological and functional correlates of endogenous β-catenin destruction complexes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107193/microrna-744-promotes-prostate-cancer-progression-through-aberrantly-activating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Han Guan, Chunhui Liu, Fang Fang, Yeqing Huang, Tao Tao, Zhixin Ling, Zonghao You, Xu Han, Shuqiu Chen, Bin Xu, Ming Chen
Accumulated evidence indicate that miR-744 functions as either tumor suppressor or oncogene in the progression of a variety of tumors, with a tumor type-specific way. However, little is known about how miR-744 impacts on the tumorigenesis of human prostate cancer. In this study, employing the analyses of microarray, qRT-PCR and re-analysis of MSKCC data, we found that CRPC tissues expressed much more miR-744 than ADPC tissues did, and the expression level of miR-744 was inversely associated with survival of CRPC patients...
January 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107095/chibby1-knockdown-promotes-mesenchymal-to-epithelial-transition-like-changes
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Victoria Fischer, Michael Wong, Feng-Qian Li, Ken-Ichi Takemaru
Chibby1 (Cby1) was originally isolated as a binding partner for β-catenin, a dual function protein in cell-cell adhesion and in canonical Wnt signaling. The canonical Wnt/β-catenin pathway is dysregulated in various diseases including cancer, most notably of the gastrointestinal origin. To investigate the role of Cby1 in colorectal tumorigenesis, we generated stable Cby1-knockdown (KD) SW480 colon cancer cells. Unexpectedly, we found that Cby1 KD induces mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition (MET)-like changes in SW480 as well as in HEK293 cells...
January 20, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107092/a-solid-pseudopapillary-neoplasm-of-the-pancreas-associated-with-igg4-related-pancreatitis
#14
Yuichiro Hatano, Keisuke Kawashima, Takuji Iwashita, Masaki Kimura, Masahito Shimizu, Akira Hara
A solid and cystic pancreatic lesion was incidentally found in a 62-year-old woman on abdominal computed tomography. The lesion was diagnosed as a solid pseudopapillary neoplasm by using endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration, and the tumor was resected. Histologically, the tumor cells had relatively small, round nuclei and papillary-like architecture in a hemorrhagic background. On immunohistochemical examination, the tumor cells were diffusely positive for nuclear β-catenin and cytoplasmic CD10...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105693/epigenetic-regulation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signal-associated-genes-in-gastric-neoplasia-of-the-fundic-gland-chief-cell-predominant-type
#15
Takashi Murakami, Hiroyuki Mitomi, Takashi Yao, Tsuyoshi Saito, Tomoyoshi Shibuya, Sumio Watanabe
Gastric neoplasia of the fundic gland (chief cell-predominant) type (GNCCP) is a rare variant of gastric tumor. This tumor is associated with activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway; however, the mechanisms underlying this activation remain unknown. To elucidate potential roles of Wnt/β-catenin signal-associated gene methylation in GNCCP, we performed β-catenin immunostaining and methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for their associated genes, including SFRPs, APC, AXIN2, and MCC, in 26 GNCCPs [i...
January 20, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105240/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-enhances-stemness-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-through-activation-of-wnt-signaling
#16
Woo-Jin Bae, Sang-Hyuk Lee, Young-Soo Rho, Bon-Seok Koo, Young-Chang Lim
Transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) ligands, including TGFβ1, are multifunctional cytokines known as key regulators of cell growth, differentiation and inflammation. Dysregulated TGFβ signaling is common in numerous solid tumors, including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Previously, TGFβ ligands were also reported to be associated with an enhancement of stemness in glioma stem-like cells. However, their role in HNSCC cancer stem cells (CSCs) has not been explored. The present study demonstrated that TGFβ1 enriches the properties of HNSCC CSCs...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105205/microrna-320-regulates-the-radiosensitivity-of-cervical-cancer-cells-c33ar-by-targeting-%C3%AE-catenin
#17
Chun-Xu Yang, Shi-Min Zhang, Jie Li, Bo Yang, Wen Ouyang, Zi-Jie Mei, Jing Chen, Jing Dai, Su Ke, Fu-Xiang Zhou, Yun-Feng Zhou, Cong-Hua Xie
Cervical cancer is the second most common malignancy in women worldwide and always has recurrence owing to radioresistance. MicroRNA (miRNA or miR) has been identified to relate to the sensitivity of cancer radiotherapy. Here, we investigated the potential of miRNA-320 as a biomarker for radiosensitivity by targeting β-catenin in cervical cancer. A radioresistant cervical cancer cell line, C33AR, was established, and the radioresistance of C33AR cells was confirmed by a colony-formation assay. The expression of miRNA-320 was detected by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and compared between C33A and C33AR...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105169/role-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-inducing-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-multiple-myeloma-cells
#18
Nan Su, Pingping Wang, Yan Li
β-catenin is the downstream effector of the Wnt signaling pathway, which regulates cell proliferation and differentiation. Activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway has been shown to positively correlate with prognosis in several types of malignancies. The present study aimed to determine the role of β-catenin in multiple myeloma (MM) cells using lentiviruses expressing small interfering RNA (siRNA). The expression of β-catenin in the MM cell line RPMI-8826 was evaluated following β-catenin knockdown by the siRNA...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105085/effects-of-shen-an-granules-on-wnt-signaling-pathway-in-mouse-models-of-diabetic-nephropathy
#19
Xin-Rong Zou, Xiao-Qin Wang, Ying-Lin Hu, Hui-Lan Zhou
The effect of Shen'an granules on the Wnt signaling pathway in renal tissues of mouse models of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic nephropathy was investigated in the present study. A total of 62 BALB/c mice were randomly divided into the normal control (A group), model (B group), losartan (C group), low-dose Shen'an granules (D group), and high-dose Shen'an granules (E group) groups. The mouse model of diabetic nephropathy was established by a single intraperitoneal injection of STZ (150 mg/kg). The animals were treated with drugs for 8 weeks, and blood creatinine, blood urea nitrogen, triglycerides (TG), and total cholesterol (CHOL) were measured prior to and after treatment...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104986/expression-of-trefoil-factors-and-twist1-in-colorectal-cancer-and-their-correlation-with-metastatic-potential-and-prognosis
#20
Akram Yusup, Bailikezi Huji, Cheng Fang, Fei Wang, Tuerxunjiang Dadihan, Hai-Jiang Wang, Halmurat Upur
AIM: To detect the expression of trefoil factors (TFFs) and TWIST1 in colorectal cancer (CRC) and analyze their correlation with metastasis and survival. METHODS: This study examined the expression of TFF1, TFF3 and TWIST1 in a total of 75 tumor samples, 47 matched normal samples (15 cm from the lesion margin), 30 metastatic lymph nodes, and 10 liver metastatic cancer samples from patients with CRC. The relationship was then analyzed between the protein expression and different clinical records...
January 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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