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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454460/melatonin-treatment-induces-apoptosis-through-regulating-the-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathways-in-human-gastric-cancer-sgc7901-cells
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Weimin Li, Zhonglue Wang, Yina Chen, Kaijing Wang, Ting Lu, Fei Ying, Mengdi Fan, Zhiyin Li, Jiansheng Wu
Melatonin, which is synthesized by the pineal gland and released into the blood, exhibits antitumor properties. However, the mechanisms underlying these effects, particularly in stomach cancer, remain unknown. In the present study, the effect of melatonin on the nuclear factor (NF)-κB signaling pathway and the mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling pathway, involving p38 and c-Jun-N-terminal kinase (JNK), were investigated in SGC7901 gastric cancer cells. In addition, the effect of melatonin on the survival, migration and apoptosis of these cells was investigated in vitro in order to evaluate the use of melatonin for the treatment of gastric cancer...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454434/f10-a-novel-hydatidiform-mole-associated-gene-inhibits-the-paclitaxel-sensitivity-of-a549-lung-cancer-cells-by-downregulating-bax-and-caspase-3
#2
Yali Song, Wei Cao, Xi Zhu, Zhuolin Qiu, Xiaoping Yang, Jing Liu, Ruoting Xu, Weizhuang Yuan, Song Quan
F10 is a novel hydatidiform mole (HM)-associated gene that was initially identified during a study into the pathogenesis of HMs. However, the role of the F10 gene requires further investigation. Our, previous studies have indicated that F10 may be involved in the malignant transformation of HMs and the development of certain types of adenocarcinoma, and that the overexpression of F10 may lead to excessive proliferation and decreased apoptosis of A549 cells. The present study aimed to investigate whether F10 may suppress the sensitivity of A549 lung cancer cells to paclitaxel therapy...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454424/association-between-polymorphisms-in-tp53-and-mdm2-genes-and-susceptibility-to-prostate-cancer
#3
Mohammad Hashemi, Shadi Amininia, Mahboubeh Ebrahimi, Nasser Simforoosh, Abbas Basiri, Seyed Amir Mohsen Ziaee, Behzad Narouie, Mehdi Sotoudeh, Mohammad Javad Mollakouchekian, Esmaeil Rezghi Maleki, Hamideh Hanafi-Bojd, Maryam Rezaei, Gholamreza Bahari, Mohsen Taheri, Saeid Ghavami
Tumor protein 53 (TP53), a tumor suppressor gene, is a vital cellular cancer suppressor in multicellular organisms. Murine double minute-2 (MDM2) is an oncoprotein that inhibits TP53 activity. A number of studies have examined the association of TP53 and MDM2 polymorphisms with the risk of common forms of cancer, but the findings remain inconclusive. The present study aimed to evaluate the impact of the 40-bp insertion/deletion (I/D) polymorphism (rs3730485) in the MDM2 promoter region and the 16-bp I/D polymorphism (rs17878362) in TP53 on the susceptibility of prostate cancer (PCa) in a sample of the Iranian population...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454376/expression-and-function-of-mutt-homolog-1-in-distinct-subtypes-of-breast-cancer
#4
Xiaohui Zhang, Wei Song, Yidong Zhou, Feng Mao, Yan Lin, Jinghong Guan, Qiang Sun
Human MutT homolog 1 (MTH1) detoxifies the oxidized DNA precursor 8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine-5'-triphosphate and serves a tumor suppressive role in distinct types of cancer. In the present study, the expression of MTH1 was examined in various subtypes of breast cancer, and the effect of its suppression on breast cancer growth was characterized in vitro and in vivo. MTH1 mRNA and protein levels were assessed using the reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemistry. The effect of MTH1 expression on the proliferation of breast cancer cells was investigated in vitro using Cell Counting Kit-8 and colony formation assays, and in vivo using breast cancer cell line xenografts in mice...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454341/the-role-of-fadd-in-pancreatic-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-drug-resistance
#5
Rong Zhang, Yingting Liu, Kahina Hammache, Liangqiang He, Bo Zhu, Wei Cheng, Zi-Chun Hua
Pancreatic cancer has one of the poorest patient outcomes and is highly resistant to chemotherapy. Identifying the molecular mechanisms involved in drug resistance is critical in the development of novel strategies to treat pancreatic cancer. The results of the present study demonstrate that Fas-associated death domain protein (FADD), a classical adaptor protein mediating apoptotic stimuli-induced cell death, protects pancreatic cancer cells from drug-induced apoptosis. In contrast to its classical apoptotic roles, it was observed that FADD is required for pancreatic cancer cell proliferation and that it is overexpressed to varying degrees in various types of pancreatic cancer cell...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454339/puma-decreases-the-growth-of-prostate-cancer-pc-3-cells-independent-of-p53
#6
Zhengfei Shan, Qingzuo Liu, Yuling Li, Jitao Wu, Dekang Sun, Zhenli Gao
PUMA (p53 upregulated modulator of apoptosis), a member of the B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) protein family, is a pro-apoptotic protein. PUMA expression is modulated by the tumor suppressor p53. PUMA has a role in rapid cell death via p53-dependent and -independent mechanisms. To evaluate whether p53 is required for PUMA-mediated apoptosis in prostate cancer cells, p53 protein was silenced in human prostate cancer PC-3 cells by using p53 small interfering RNA (siRNA). The interference efficiency of p53 on RNA and protein levels was detected by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454319/construction-and-expression-of-a-lentivirus-expression-vector-carrying-the-vegf165-egfp-fusion-gene-in-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells
#7
Minna Luo, Huan Huang, Lei Hou, Shan Shao, Shangke Huang, Xinhan Zhao
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)165 is one of the most abundant and potent angiogenic factors in both physiological and pathological conditions. However, the function and mechanism of VEGF165 in tumors and their environment remain to be elucidated. In the present study, a lentivirus vector (LV) that contained the VEGF165-enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) fusion gene was constructed and transfected into the human breast cancer cell line MCF-7. Following transfection, the expression of VEGF165 in MCF-7 cells was detected by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) and western blotting...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454268/tcrp1-expression-is-associated-with-platinum-sensitivity-in-human-lung-and-ovarian-cancer-cells
#8
Xiaorong Liu, Meiling Feng, Guopei Zheng, Yixue Gu, Chengkun Wang, Zhimin He
Platinum-based drugs, including cisplatin (DDP) and oxaliplatin (L-OHP), are among the most potent chemotherapy drugs, and are widely utilized for the treatment of human lung and ovarian cancer. However, certain patients do not respond to platinum-based agents, and even those who initially benefit from the treatment will eventually exhibit resistance to these drugs. Although certain factors have been investigated for their potential to predict platinum resistance, more effective predictors for the improved management of patients with lung and ovarian cancer are required...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454221/expression-of-inositol-requiring-enzyme-1%C3%AE-is-downregulated-in-colorectal-cancer
#9
Yalin Jiang, Yunfeng Zhou, Yufeng Zheng, Hong Guo, Lei Gao, Pan Chen, Dandan Feng, Ran Qi, Xiaozhen Li, Yongchao Chang, Fong-Fong Chu, Qiang Gao
The endoplasmic reticulum stress inositol-requiring enzyme (IRE) 1α/X-box binding protein (XBP) 1 signaling pathway is involved in the tumorigenesis of breast and prostate cancer. Mucin 2 (MUC2) protects colon tissues from the formation of tumors. In human colorectal cancer (CRC) the role of IRE1α, and its analogue, IRE1β, has yet to be elucidated. In the present study, the expression levels of IRE1α, IRE1β, un-spliced XBP1u, spliced XBP1s and MUC2 in surgically resected cancerous and adjacent non-cancerous tissues from patients with CRC were investigated...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454214/genome-wide-analysis-of-gynecologic-cancer-the-cancer-genome-atlas-in-ovarian-and-endometrial-cancer
#10
Moito Iijima, Kouji Banno, Ryuichiro Okawa, Megumi Yanokura, Miho Iida, Takashi Takeda, Haruko Kunitomi-Irie, Masataka Adachi, Kanako Nakamura, Kiyoko Umene, Yuya Nogami, Kenta Masuda, Eiichiro Tominaga, Daisuke Aoki
Cancer typically develops due to genetic abnormalities, but a single gene abnormality cannot completely account for the onset of cancer. The Cancer Genome Atlas (CGA) project was conducted for the cross-sectional genome-wide analysis of numerous genetic abnormalities in various types of cancer. This approach has facilitated the identification of novel AT-rich interaction domain 1A gene mutations in ovarian clear cell carcinoma, frequent tumor protein 53 (TP53) gene mutations in high-grade ovarian serous carcinoma, and Kirsten rat sarcoma and B-rapidly accelerated fibrosarcoma proto-oncogene, serine/threonine kinase gene mutations in low-grade ovarian serous carcinoma...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453954/local-delivery-of-chondroitinase-abc-with-or-without-stromal-cell-derived-factor-1%C3%AE-promotes-functional-repair-in-the-injured-rat-spinal-cord
#11
Malgosia M Pakulska, Charles H Tator, Molly S Shoichet
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating event for which functional recovery remains elusive. Due to the complex nature of SCI pathology, a combination treatment strategy will likely be required for success. We hypothesized that tissue and functional repair would be achieved in a rat model of impact-compression SCI by combining degradation of the glial scar, using chondroitinase ABC (ChABC), with recruitment of endogenous neural precursor cells (NPCs), using stromal cell-derived factor 1α (SDF)...
April 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453927/tir-domain-containing-adapter-inducing-interferon-%C3%AE-trif-forms-filamentous-structures-whose-pro-apoptotic-signalling-is-terminated-by-autophagy
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I E Gentle, K T McHenry, A Weber, A Metz, O Kretz, D Porter, G Häcker
The formation of amyloid-like protein structures has recently emerged as a feature in signal transduction, particularly in innate immunity. These structures appear to depend on defined domains for their formation but likely also require dedicated ways to terminate signalling. We here define the innate immunity protein/Toll-like receptor adaptor TRIF as a novel platform of fibril formation and probe signal initiation through TRIF as well as its termination in toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3)-stimulated melanoma cells...
April 28, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453857/fbxl19-recruitment-to-cpg-islands-is-required-for-rnf20-mediated-h2b-mono-ubiquitination
#13
Bum-Kyu Lee, Jiwoon Lee, Wenwen Shen, Catherine Rhee, Haewon Chung, Jonghwan Kim
Histone H2B lysine 120 mono-ubiquitination (H2Bub1) catalyzed by Rnf20 has been implicated in normal differentiation of embryonic stem (ES) and adult stem cells. However, it remains unknown how Rnf20 is recruited to its specific target chromosomal loci for the establishment of H2Bub1. Here, we reveal that Fbxl19, a CxxC domain-containing protein, promotes H2Bub1 at the promoters of CpG island-containing genes by interacting with Rnf20. We show that up-regulation of Fbxl19 increases the level of global H2Bub1 in mouse ES cells, while down-regulation of Fbxl19 reduces the level of H2Bub1...
April 27, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453831/sortilin-1-loss-of-function-protects-against-cholestatic-liver-injury-by-attenuating-hepatic-bile-acid-accumulation-in-bile-duct-ligated-mice
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Jibiao Li, Benjamin L Woolbright, Wen Zhao, Yifeng Wang, David Matye, Bruno Hagenbuch, Hartmut Jaeschke, Tiangang Li
Sortilin 1 (Sort1) is an intracellular trafficking receptor that mediates protein sorting in the endocytic or secretory pathways. Recent studies revealed a role of Sort1 in the regulation of cholesterol and bile acid metabolism. This study further investigated the role of Sort1 in modulating bile acid detoxification and cholestatic liver injury in bile duct ligated mice. We found that Sort1 KO mice had attenuated liver injury 24 h after BDL, which was mainly attributed to less bile infarct formation. Sham-operated Sort1 KO mice had about 20% larger bile acid pool size than sham-operated WT mice, but 24 h after BDL Sort1 KO mice had significantly attenuated hepatic bile acid accumulation and smaller bile acid pool size...
April 26, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453785/structural-and-functional-characterization-of-the-pnkp-xrcc4-ligiv-dna-repair-complex
#15
R Daniel Aceytuno, Cortt G Piett, Zahra Havali-Shahriari, Ross A Edwards, Martial Rey, Ruiqiong Ye, Fatima Javed, Shujuan Fang, Rajam Mani, Michael Weinfeld, Michal Hammel, John A Tainer, David C Schriemer, Susan P Lees-Miller, J N Mark Glover
Non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) repairs DNA double strand breaks in non-cycling eukaryotic cells. NHEJ relies on polynucleotide kinase/phosphatase (PNKP), which generates 5΄-phosphate/3΄-hydroxyl DNA termini that are critical for ligation by the NHEJ DNA ligase, LigIV. PNKP and LigIV require the NHEJ scaffolding protein, XRCC4. The PNKP FHA domain binds to the CK2-phosphorylated XRCC4 C-terminal tail, while LigIV uses its tandem BRCT repeats to bind the XRCC4 coiled-coil. Yet, the assembled PNKP-XRCC4-LigIV complex remains uncharacterized...
April 27, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453518/lc-ms-ms-quantitative-analysis-reveals-the-association-between-fto-and-dna-methylation
#16
Yuting Zhu, Guangyu Zhou, Xuebin Yu, Qiang Xu, Kai Wang, Dan Xie, Qingkai Yang, Lina Wang
Fat mass and obesity-associated protein (FTO) is α-ketoglutarate-dependent dioxygenase and responsible for demethylating N6-methyladenosine (m6A) in mRNA, 3-methylthymine (m3T) in single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) and 3-methyluracil (m3U) in single-stranded RNA (ssRNA). Its other function remains unknown but thousands of mammalian DNA show 5-methyl-2'-deoxycytidine (5mdC) modification and 5mdC demethylases are required for mammalian energy homeostasis and fertility. Here, we aimed to confirm whether FTO proteins can demethylate 5mdC in DNA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453393/new-dawn-for-the-poly-a-site-ending-the-message-expands-gene-regulation
#17
Jonathan Neve, Radhika Patel, Zhiqiao Wang, Alastair Louey, André Martin Furger
Cleavage and polyadenylation (pA) is a fundamental step that is required for the maturation of primary protein encoding transcripts into functional mRNAs that can be exported from the nucleus and translated in the cytoplasm. 3'end processing is dependent on the assembly of a multiprotein processing complex on the pA signals that reside in the pre-mRNAs. Most eukaryotic genes have multiple pA signals, resulting in alternative cleavage and polyadenylation (APA), a widespread phenomenon that is important to establish cell state and cell type specific transcriptomes...
April 28, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453390/the-torments-of-the-cohesin-ring
#18
Alap P Chavda, Keven Ang, Dmitri Ivanov
Cohesin is a ring-shaped protein complex which comprises the Smc1, Smc3 and Scc1 subunits. It topologically embraces chromosomal DNA to connect sister chromatids and stabilize chromatin loops. It is required for proper chromosomal segregation, DNA repair and transcriptional regulation. We have recently reported that cohesin rings can adopt a "collapsed" rod-like conformation which is driven by the interaction between the Smc1 and Smc3 coiled coil arms and is regulated by post-translational modifications. The "collapsed" conformation plays a role in cohesin ring assembly and its loading on the DNA...
February 27, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453368/establishment-of-expanded-and-streamlined-pipeline-of-pitch-knock-in-a-web-based-design-tool-for-mmej-mediated-gene-knock-in-pitch-designer-and-the-variations-of-pitch-pitch-tg-and-pitch-kiko
#19
Kazuki Nakamae, Yuki Nishimura, Mitsumasa Takenaga, Shota Nakade, Naoaki Sakamoto, Hiroshi Ide, Tetsushi Sakuma, Takashi Yamamoto
The emerging genome editing technology has enabled the creation of gene knock-in cells easily, efficiently, and rapidly, which has dramatically accelerated research in the field of mammalian functional genomics, including in humans. We recently developed a microhomology-mediated end-joining-based gene knock-in method, termed the PITCh system, and presented various examples of its application. Since the PITCh system only requires very short microhomologies (up to 40 bp) and single-guide RNA target sites on the donor vector, the targeting construct can be rapidly prepared compared with the conventional targeting vector for homologous recombination-based knock-in...
April 28, 2017: Bioengineered
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453249/complete-mapping-of-complex-disulfide-patterns-with-closely-spaced-cysteines-by-in-source-reduction-and-data-dependent-mass-spectrometry
#20
Christian Necip Cramer, Christian D Kelstrup, Jesper Velgaard Olsen, Kim F Haselmann, Peter Kresten Nielsen
Mapping of disulfide bonds is an essential part of protein characterization to ensure correct cysteine pairings. For this, mass spectrometry (MS) is the most widely used technique due to fast and accurate characterization. However, MS-based disulfide mapping is challenged when multiple disulfide bonds are present in complicated patterns. This includes presence of disulfide bonds in nested patterns and closely-spaced cysteines. Unambiguous mapping of such disulfide bonds typically requires advanced MS approaches...
April 28, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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