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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136762/tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-regulates-dact1-expression-in-intestinal-epithelial-cells
#1
Ji-Lian Wang, Xin Zhou, Ling-Fu Zhang, Fei Li, Bing-Yan Wang, Wen-Dong Wang, Wei Fu
DACT1, was first identified as a Dishevelled-associated antagonist of Wnt signaling pathway. It has been reported that DACT1 functions in embryonic development and tumorigenesis. However, the regulation of DACT1 still remains unclear. We found Wnt signaling has no effect on DACT1, but TGF-β increases expression of DACT1 in intestinal epithelial cells. In addition, the minimal promoter is located in the region of -500bp to +1bp and the region between -3000bp to +1bp enhanced promoter activity. Site-directed mutation analysis was performed and indicated that potential regulatory elements was near -335bp...
November 6, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133828/animal-multicellularity-and-polarity-without-wnt-signaling
#2
Quentin Schenkelaars, Marine Pratlong, Laurent Kodjabachian, Laura Fierro-Constain, Jean Vacelet, André Le Bivic, Emmanuelle Renard, Carole Borchiellini
Acquisition of multicellularity is a central event in the evolution of Eukaryota. Strikingly, animal multicellularity coincides with the emergence of three intercellular communication pathways - Notch, TGF-β and Wnt - all considered as hallmarks of metazoan development. By investigating Oopsacas minuta and Aphrocallistes vastus, we show here that the emergence of a syncytium and plugged junctions in glass sponges coincides with the loss of essential components of the Wnt signaling (i.e. Wntless, Wnt ligands and Disheveled), whereas core components of the TGF-β and Notch modules appear unaffected...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125946/a-stereo-eeg-study-in-a-patient-with-sleep-related-hypermotor-epilepsy-due-to-depdc5-mutation
#3
Lorenzo Ferri, Francesca Bisulli, Roberto Mai, Laura Licchetta, Chiara Leta, Lino Nobili, Barbara Mostacci, Tommaso Pippucci, Paolo Tinuper
PURPOSE: Dishevelled EGL-10 and pleckstrin domain-containing protein 5 (DEPDC5) mutations are found in a wide spectrum of focal epilepsies ranging from epilepsy caused by malformation of cortical development to non-lesional epilepsy, including sleep-related hypermotor epilepsy (SHE). A surgical approach has been anecdotally reported in patients with DEPDC5 mutations, but most of these cases had a lesional etiology. METHODS: We describe a stereo-EEG (SEEG) study in a patient with drug-resistant/non-lesional SHE...
November 4, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116181/leucine-repeat-adaptor-protein-1-interacts-with-dishevelled-to-regulate-gastrulation-cell-movements-in-zebrafish
#4
Xiao-Ning Cheng, Ming Shao, Ji-Tong Li, Yan-Fei Wang, Jing Qi, Zhi-Gang Xu, De-Li Shi
Gastrulation is a fundamental morphogenetic event that requires polarised cell behaviours for coordinated asymmetric cell movements. Wnt/PCP signalling plays a critical role in this process. Dishevelled is an important conserved scaffold protein that relays Wnt/PCP signals from membrane receptors to the modulation of cytoskeleton organisation. However, it remains unclear how its activity is regulated for the activation of downstream effectors. Here, we report that Lurap1 is a Dishevelled-interacting protein that regulates Wnt/PCP signalling in convergence and extension movements during vertebrate gastrulation...
November 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113182/pteisolic-acid-g-a-novel-ent-kaurane-diterpenoid-inhibits-viability-and-induces-apoptosis-in-human-colorectal-carcinoma-cells
#5
Shuangli Qiu, Xin Wu, Hongbo Liao, Xiaobin Zeng, Senwang Zhang, Xiaofen Lu, Xiaohong He, Xiaoqi Zhang, Wencai Ye, Hua Wu, Xiaohui Zhu
Human colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major cause of cancer morbidity and mortality, and its incidence rates are increasing in economical transitioning areas globally. To develop efficient chemotherapy drugs for CRC, the present study isolated and identified a novel ent-kaurane diterpenoid from Pteris semipinnata, termed pterisolic acid G (PAG). This ent-kaurane diterpenoid was demonstrated to significantly inhibit the growth of human CRC HCT116 cells in a time- and dose-dependent manner, determined using the Cell Counting Kit-8 assay...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037191/ascorbic-acid-alters-cell-fate-commitment-of-human-neural-progenitors-in-a-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-ros-signaling-dependent-manner
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Tareck Rharass, Margareta Lantow, Adam Gbankoto, Dieter G Weiss, Daniela Panáková, Stéphanie Lucas
BACKGROUND: Improving the neuronal yield from in vitro cultivated neural progenitor cells (NPCs) is an essential challenge in transplantation therapy in neurological disorders. In this regard, Ascorbic acid (AA) is widely used to expand neurogenesis from NPCs in cultures although the mechanisms of its action remain unclear. Neurogenesis from NPCs is regulated by the redox-sensitive WNT/β-catenin signaling pathway. We therefore aimed to investigate how AA interacts with this pathway and potentiates neurogenesis...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029464/mir-324-3p-promotes-tumor-growth-through-targeting-dact1-and-activation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#7
Hang Tuo, Yufeng Wang, Liang Wang, Bowen Yao, Qing Li, Cong Wang, Zhikui Liu, Shaoshan Han, Guozhi Yin, Kangsheng Tu, Qingguang Liu
Recently, it has been reported that miR-324-3p participates in regulation of the carcinogenesis and tumor progression in various cancers. However, the expression and function of miR-324-3p in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain unclear. In the current study, miR-324-3p expression was significantly up-regulated in HCC tissues and cell lines. HCC patients with high miR-324-3p level showed poor prognostic features and shorter overall survival and disease-free survival. And in vitro and in vivo experiments revealed that miR-324-3p promoted cell viability, colony formation, proliferation and cell cycle progression of HCC cells...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993455/ehrlichia-activation-of-wnt-pi3k-mtor-signaling-inhibits-autolysosome-generation-and-autophagic-destruction-by-the-mononuclear-phagocyte
#8
Taslima T Lina, Tian Luo, Thangam-Sudha Velayutham, Seema Das, Jere W McBride
In multicellular organisms, autophagy is induced as an innate defense mechanism. Notably, the obligate intracellular bacterium, Ehrlichia chaffeensis, resides in early endosome-like vacuoles and circumvents lysosomal fusion through an unknown mechanism, thereby avoiding destruction in the autophagolysosome. In this study, we reveal that Wnt signaling plays a crucial role in inhibition of lysosomal fusion and autolysosomal destruction of ehrlichiae. During early infection, autophagosomes fuse with ehrlichial vacuoles to form an amphisome indicated by presence of autophagy markers such as LC3, Beclin-1 and p62...
October 9, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992816/a-theoretical-model-of-the-wnt-signaling-pathway-in-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#9
Kelsey Gasior, Marlene Hauck, Alyson Wilson, Sudin Bhattacharya
BACKGROUND: Following the formation of a primary carcinoma, neoplastic cells metastasize by undergoing the epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT), which is triggered by cues from inflammatory and stromal cells in the microenvironment. EMT allows epithelial cells to lose their highly adhesive nature and instead adopt the spindle-like appearance, as well as the invasive and migratory behavior, of mesenchymal cells. We hypothesize that a bistable switch between the epithelial and mesenchymal phenotypes governs EMT, allowing the cell to maintain its mesenchymal phenotype even after it leaves the primary tumor microenvironment and EMT-inducing extracellular signal...
October 10, 2017: Theoretical Biology & Medical Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967390/the-negative-regulator-cxxc5-making-wnt-look-a-little-less%C3%A2-dishevelled
#10
Dongwon Kim, Luis A Garza
Wingless-related integration site (WNT)/β-catenin signaling regulates diverse physiological functions including tissue regeneration. Activation of WNT signaling can be inhibited by various agents. Lee et al. investigate the interaction of CXXC-type zinc finger protein 5 (CXXC5) with Dishevelled as one such negative regulator of WNT in hair follicle regeneration.
November 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941231/assembly-and-architecture-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signalosome-at-the-membrane
#11
REVIEW
Zachary J DeBruine, H Eric Xu, Karsten Melcher
Wnt/β-catenin signaling is initiated by a ternary Wnt-Frizzled-LRP5/6 binding event. The resulting conformational changes in the Frizzled (FZD) and LRP5/6 receptors promote assembly of an intracellular signalosome driven by Dishevelled and Axin co-polymerization. Recent evidence suggests that FZD and LRP5/6 participate in assembly of this signalosome by forming regulatory scaffolds for stabilizing Dishevelled and Axin adapters. In this review, we focus on the contributions of Wnts and their receptors in assembly of the signalosome...
September 23, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918952/a-dual-function-for-prickle-in-regulating-frizzled-stability-during-feedback-dependent-amplification-of-planar-polarity
#12
Samantha J Warrington, Helen Strutt, Katherine H Fisher, David Strutt
The core planar polarity pathway coordinates epithelial cell polarity during animal development, and loss of its activity gives rise to a range of defects, from aberrant morphogenetic cell movements to failure to correctly orient structures, such as hairs and cilia. The core pathway functions via a mechanism involving segregation of its protein components to opposite cells ends, where they form asymmetric intracellular complexes that couple cell-cell polarity. This segregation is a self-organizing process driven by feedback interactions between the core proteins themselves...
September 25, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840581/dishevelled-proteins-and-cyld-reciprocally-regulate-each-other-in-cml-cell-lines
#13
Ceyda Çalışkan, Melek Pehlivan, Zeynep Yüce, Ogun Sercan
Dishevelled (Dvl) proteins are activated by Wnt pathway stimulation and have crucial roles in the regulation of β-catenin destruction complex. CYLD is a tumor suppressor and a deubiquitination enzyme. CYLD negatively regulates the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway by deubiquitinating Dvl proteins. Loss of function and mutations of CYLD were linked to different types of solid tumors. Loss of function in CYLD is associated with Dvl hyper ubiquitination, resulting in the transmission of Wnt signaling to downstream effectors...
October 2017: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825595/histone-methyltransferase-setd2-modulates-alternative-splicing-to-inhibit-intestinal-tumorigenesis
#14
Huairui Yuan, Ni Li, Da Fu, Jiale Ren, Jingyi Hui, Junjie Peng, Yongfeng Liu, Tong Qiu, Min Jiang, Qiang Pan, Ying Han, Xiaoming Wang, Qintong Li, Jun Qin
The histone H3K36 methyltransferase SETD2 is frequently mutated or deleted in a variety of human tumors. Nevertheless, the role of SETD2 loss in oncogenesis remains largely undefined. Here, we found that SETD2 counteracts Wnt signaling and its inactivation promotes intestinal tumorigenesis in mouse models of colorectal cancer (CRC). SETD2 was not required for intestinal homeostasis under steady state; however, upon irradiation, genetic inactivation of Setd2 in mouse intestinal epithelium facilitated the self-renewal of intestinal stem/progenitor cells as well as tissue regeneration...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800791/microrna-154-inhibits-the-growth-and-invasion-of-gastric-cancer-cells-by-targeting-dixdc1-wnt-signaling
#15
Jifu Song, Zhibin Guan, Maojiang Li, Sha Sha, Chao Song, Zhiwei Gao, Yongli Zhao
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as pivotal regulators of the development and progression of gastric cancer. Studies have shown that miR-154 is a novel cancer-associated miRNA involved in various cancers. However, the role of miR-154 in gastric cancer remains unknown. Here we aimed to investigate the biological function and the potential molecular mechanism of miR-154 in gastric cancer. We found that miR-154 was significantly downregulated in gastric cancer tissues and cell lines. The overexpression of miR-154 significantly repressed the growth and invasion of gastric cancer cells...
August 11, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798413/structural-basis-for-ccd1-auto-inhibition-in-the-wnt-pathway-through-homomerization-of-the-dix-domain
#16
Shin-Ichi Terawaki, Shohei Fujita, Takuya Katsutani, Kensuke Shiomi, Kazuko Keino-Masu, Masayuki Masu, Kaori Wakamatsu, Naoki Shibata, Yoshiki Higuchi
Wnt signaling plays an important role in governing cell fate decisions. Coiled-coil-DIX1 (Ccd1), Dishevelled (Dvl), and Axin are signaling proteins that regulate the canonical pathway by controlling the stability of a key signal transducer β-catenin. These proteins contain the DIX domain with a ubiquitin-like fold, which mediates their interaction in the β-catenin destruction complex through dynamic head-to-tail polymerization. Despite high sequence similarities, mammalian Ccd1 shows weaker stimulation of β-catenin transcriptional activity compared with zebrafish (z) Ccd1 in cultured cells...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761148/membrane-targeting-of-disheveled-can-bypass-the-need-for-arrow-lrp5
#17
Prameet Kaur, Vanessa Yuk Man Lam, Anirudh Gautam Mannava, Jahnavi Suresh, Andreas Jenny, Nicholas S Tolwinski
The highly conserved Wnt signaling pathway regulates cell proliferation and differentiation in vertebrates and invertebrates. Upon binding of a Wnt ligand to a receptor of the Fz family, Disheveled (Dsh/Dvl) transduces the signal during canonical and non-canonical Wnt signaling. The specific details of how this process occurs have proven difficult to study, especially as Dsh appears to function as a switch between different branches of Wnt signaling. Here we focus on the membrane-proximal events that occur once Dsh is recruited to the membrane...
July 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746879/daple-coordinates-planar-polarized-microtubule-dynamics-in-ependymal-cells-and-contributes-to-hydrocephalus
#18
Maki Takagishi, Masato Sawada, Shinya Ohata, Naoya Asai, Atsushi Enomoto, Kunihiko Takahashi, Liang Weng, Kaori Ushida, Hosne Ara, Shigeyuki Matsui, Kozo Kaibuchi, Kazunobu Sawamoto, Masahide Takahashi
Motile cilia in ependymal cells, which line the cerebral ventricles, exhibit a coordinated beating motion that drives directional cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow and guides neuroblast migration. At the apical cortex of these multi-ciliated cells, asymmetric localization of planar cell polarity (PCP) proteins is required for the planar polarization of microtubule dynamics, which coordinates cilia orientation. Daple is a disheveled-associating protein that controls the non-canonical Wnt signaling pathway and cell motility...
July 25, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741966/the-connections-of-wnt-pathway-components-with-cell-cycle-and-centrosome-side-effects-or-a-hidden-logic
#19
Vítězslav Bryja, Igor Červenka, Lukáš Čajánek
Wnt signaling cascade has developed together with multicellularity to orchestrate the development and homeostasis of complex structures. Wnt pathway components - such as β-catenin, Dishevelled (DVL), Lrp6, and Axin-- are often dedicated proteins that emerged in evolution together with the Wnt signaling cascade and are believed to function primarily in the Wnt cascade. It is interesting to see that in recent literature many of these proteins are connected with cellular functions that are more ancient and not limited to multicellular organisms - such as cell cycle regulation, centrosome biology, or cell division...
July 25, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704799/microrna-539-inhibits-glioma-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-by-targeting-dixdc1
#20
Junjie Quan, Jianqiang Qu, Le Zhou
Dysregulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) has been suggested to contribute to malignant progression of glioma. Previous studies have demonstrated that miR-539 is dysregulated in malignant progression of cancers. However, the potential role and mechanism of miR-539 in the progression of glioma remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to investigate the expression status and functional significance of miR-539 in glioma. We found that miR-539 expression was significantly decreased in glioma cell lines and tissues. Overexpression of miR-539 markedly inhibited glioma cell proliferation and invasion, while miR-539 suppression exhibited the opposite effect...
September 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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