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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213405/inhibition-of-the-mtor-pathway-in-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-implication-of-smooth-muscle-cell-contractile-phenotype-inflammation-and-aneurysm-expansion
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Guangxin Li, Lingfeng Qin, Lei Wang, Xuan Li, Alexander W Caulk, Jian Zhang, Pei-Yu Chen, Shijie Xin
The development of effective pharmacological treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) potentially offers great benefit to patients with pre-aneurysmal aortic dilation by slowing the expansion of aneurysms and reducing the need for surgery. To date, therapeutic targets for slowing aortic dilation have had low efficacy. Thus, in this study, we aim to elucidate possible mechanisms driving aneurysm progression in order to identify potential targets for pharmacological intervention. We demonstrate that mTOR signaling is over activated in aortic smooth muscle cells (SMCs) which contributes to murine AAA...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212559/the-selective-mek1-inhibitor-selumetinib-enhances-the-antitumor-activity-of-everolimus-against-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#2
Yun Zou, Jianfeng Wang, Xuejiao Leng, Jiwei Huang, Wei Xue, Jin Zhang, Yiran Huang
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a urologic malignant cancer and often diagnosed at an advanced stage, which results in high mortality. Targeted therapy may improve the quality of life and survival of patients who are not suitable for nephrectomy. Everolimus, an mTOR inhibitor, is currently used as sequential or second-line therapy for RCC refractory to Sunitinib or sorafenib. However, its efficiency is palliative. In this study, we evaluated whether the antitumor activity of everolimus against RCC is enhanced by Selumetinib, a selective MEK1 inhibitor...
February 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212545/snora74b-gene-silencing-inhibits-gallbladder-cancer-cells-by-inducing-phlpp-and-suppressing-akt-mtor-signaling
#3
Yiyu Qin, Li Meng, Yang Fu, Zhiwei Quan, Mingzhe Ma, Mingzhe Weng, Zhengdong Zhang, Cuixiang Gao, Xinghua Shi, Koulan Han
Small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) have been implicated in the development of many cancers. We therefore examined the differential expression of snoRNAs between gallbladder cancer (GBC) tissues and matched adjacent non-tumor tissues using expression microarray analysis with confirmation by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR). Western blot analysis showed that SNORA74B levels were higher in GBC than non-tumor tissues. SNORA74B expression was positively associated with local invasion, advanced TNM stage, CA19-9 level, and Ki67 expression in patients with GBC, while it was negatively associated with expression of PHLPP, an endogenous Akt inhibitor...
February 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212363/vegf-inhibitors-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
#4
Pankit Vachhani, Saby George
The arrival of targeted therapies-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) pathway inhibitors and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors-and programmed death 1 (PD-1) inhibitors has transformed the management of renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Once considered fatal, with a median survival of approximately 1 year, these agents have nearly tripled overall survival and have raised hopes of a possible cure for advanced RCC. This review begins with a brief discussion of the seminal von Hippel-Lindau/hypoxia-inducible factor axis in RCC...
December 2016: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211162/efficacy-of-the-oral-mtorc1-inhibitor-everolimus-in-relapsed-or-refractory-indolent-lymphoma
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N Nora Bennani, Betsy R LaPlant, Stephen M Ansell, Thomas M Habermann, David J Inwards, Ivana N Micallef, Patrick B Johnston, Luis F Porrata, Joseph P Colgan, Svetomir N Markovic, Grzegorz S Nowakowski, William R Macon, Craig B Reeder, Joseph R Mikhael, Donald W Northfelt, Irene M Ghobrial, Thomas E Witzig
Relapsed indolent lymphoma often becomes refractory to standard chemoimmunotherapy and requires new therapeutic strategies. Targeting the PI3K/mTOR pathway in several types of lymphoma has shown preclinical and clinical efficacy providing the rationale to test this strategy in the treatment of relapsed/refractory indolent lymphomas. We investigated in a phase II open label clinical trial the efficacy and safety of single agent everolimus, an inhibitor of mTORC1, in patients with relapsed/refractory indolent lymphomas...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210865/the-impact-of-melanoma-genetics-on-treatment-response-and-resistance-in-clinical-and-experimental-studies
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M Kunz, M Hölzel
Recent attempts to characterize the melanoma mutational landscape using high-throughput sequencing technologies have identified new genes and pathways involved in the molecular pathogenesis of melanoma. Apart from mutated BRAF, NRAS, and KIT, a series of new recurrently mutated candidate genes with impact on signaling pathways have been identified such as NF1, PTEN, IDH1, RAC1, ARID2, and TP53. Under targeted treatment using BRAF and MEK1/2 inhibitors either alone or in combination, a majority of patients experience recurrences, which are due to different genetic mechanisms such as gene amplifications of BRAF or NRAS, MEK1/2 and PI3K mutations...
February 16, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209733/dual-function-of-tgf%C3%AE-in-lens-epithelial-cell-fate-implications-for-secondary-cataract
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Bruce A Boswell, Anna Korol, Judith A West-Mays, Linda S Musil
The most common vision-disrupting complication of cataract surgery is posterior capsule opacification (PCO; secondary cataract). PCO is caused by residual lens cells undergoing one of two very different cell fates: either transdifferentiating into myofibroblasts, or maturing into lens fiber cells. Although TGFβ has been strongly implicated in lens cell fibrosis, the factors responsible for the latter process have not been identified. We show here for the first time that TGFβ can induce purified primary lens epithelial cells within the same culture to undergo differentiation into either lens fiber cells or myofibroblasts...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205545/octreotide-attenuates-acute-kidney-injury-after-hepatic-ischemia-and-reperfusion-by-enhancing-autophagy
#8
Huiping Sun, Shuangfa Zou, Keith A Candiotti, Yanhua Peng, Qinya Zhang, Weiqiang Xiao, Yiyun Wen, Jiao Wu, Jinfeng Yang
Octreotide exerts a protective effect in hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (HIR) injury. However, whether octreotide preconditioning could also reduce acute kidney injury (AKI) after HIR is unknown. This study was designed to investigate the role of octreotide in AKI after HIR. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were pretreated with octreotide or octreotide combined with 3-methyladenine (autophagy inhibitor, 3MA). Plasma creatinine, inflammation markers (e.g., TNF-α and IL-6 etc.), apoptosis, autophagy and phosphorylation of protein kinase B/mammalian target of rapamycin/p70 ribosomal S6 kinase (Akt/mTOR/p70S6K) in the kidney were measured after 60 minutes of liver ischemia and 24 hours of reperfusion for each rat...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202907/calpain-1-deletion-impairs-mglur-dependent-ltd-and-fear-memory-extinction
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Guoqi Zhu, Victor Briz, Jeff Seinfeld, Yan Liu, Xiaoning Bi, Michel Baudry
Recent studies indicate that calpain-1 is required for the induction of long-term potentiation (LTP) elicited by theta-burst stimulation in field CA1 of hippocampus. Here we determined the contribution of calpain-1 in another type of synaptic plasticity, the long-term depression (LTD) elicited by activation of type-I metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluR-LTD). mGluR-LTD was associated with calpain-1 activation following T-type calcium channel opening, and resulted in the truncation of a regulatory subunit of PP2A, B56α...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202754/jak-stat-signaling-pathways-and-inhibitors-affect-reversion-of-envelope-mutated-hiv-1
#10
Yudong Quan, Hongtao Xu, Yingshan Han, Thibault Mesplède, Mark A Wainberg
HIV can spread by both cell-free and cell-to-cell transmission. Here, we show that numerous of the amino acid changes in Env that are close to the CD4 binding pocket can affect HIV replication. We generated a number of mutant viruses that were unable to infect T cells as cell-free viruses but were nevertheless able to infect certain T cell lines as cell-associated viruses, followed by reversion to wild type. However, the activation of JAK-STAT signaling pathways caused inhibition of such cell-to-cell infection as well as the reversion of multiple HIV Env mutants that displayed differences in ability to bind to the CD4 receptor...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202715/updating-of-aversive-memories-after-temporal-error-detection-is-differentially-modulated-by-mtor-across-development
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Lucille Tallot, Lorenzo Diaz-Mataix, Rosemarie E Perry, Kira Wood, Joseph E LeDoux, Anne-Marie Mouly, Regina M Sullivan, Valérie Doyère
The updating of a memory is triggered whenever it is reactivated and a mismatch from what is expected (i.e., prediction error) is detected, a process that can be unraveled through the memory's sensitivity to protein synthesis inhibitors (i.e., reconsolidation). As noted in previous studies, in Pavlovian threat/aversive conditioning in adult rats, prediction error detection and its associated protein synthesis-dependent reconsolidation can be triggered by reactivating the memory with the conditioned stimulus (CS), but without the unconditioned stimulus (US), or by presenting a CS-US pairing with a different CS-US interval than during the initial learning...
March 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202028/management-of-everolimus-associated-adverse-events-in-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-a-practical-guide
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Mark Davies, Anurag Saxena, John C Kingswood
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a genetic disorder characterised by highly variable comorbid dysfunction and subsequent morbidity. The mTOR inhibitor everolimus is indicated for the treatment of adult TSC patients with renal angiomyolipomas (AMLs) and for subependymal giant astrocytoma (SEGA) in both adults and children, based on data from the EXIST-1 and EXIST-2 trials. However, due to the historical predominance of everolimus in the oncology setting, some physicians who treat TSC patients may be unfamiliar with everolimus-associated adverse events (AEs) and appropriate management strategies...
February 15, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199961/proteomic-analysis-of-laser-capture-microdissected-focal-lesions-in-a-rat-model-of-progenitor-marker-positive-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Adeola O Adebayo Michael, Nagib Ahsan, Valerie Zabala, Heather Francois-Vaughan, Stephanie Post, Kate E Brilliant, Arthur R Salomon, Jennifer A Sanders, Philip A Gruppuso
We have shown previously that rapamycin, the canonical inhibitor of the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) complex 1, markedly inhibits the growth of focal lesions in the resistant hepatocyte (Solt-Farber) model of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the rat. In the present study, we characterized the proteome of persistent, pre-neoplastic focal lesions in this model. One group was administered rapamycin by subcutaneous pellet for 3 weeks following partial hepatectomy and euthanized 4 weeks after the cessation of rapamycin...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198538/role-of-pin1-on-in-vivo-periodontal-tissue-and-in-vitro-cells
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K-H Park, E-H Cho, W-J Bae, H-S Kim, H-C Lim, Y-D Park, M-O Lee, E-S Cho, E-C Kim
BACKGROUND: Although expression of peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase NIMA-interacting 1 (PIN1) was reported in bone tissue, the precise role of PIN1 in periodontal tissue and cells remain unclear. MATERIAL & METHODS: To elucidate the roles of PIN1 in periodontal tissue, its expression in periodontal tissue and cells, and effects on in vitro 4 osteoblast differentiation and the underlying signaling mechanisms were evaluated. RESULTS: PIN1 was expressed in mouse periodontal tissues including periodontal ligament cells (PDLCs), cementoblasts and osteoblasts at the developing root formation stage (postnatal, PN14) and functional stage of tooth (PN28)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198521/sevoflurane-ameliorates-doxorubicin-induced-myocardial-injury-by-affecting-the-phosphorylation-states-of-proteins-in-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Yini Wu, Jianping Wang, Xiaoyan Yu, Dongli Li, Xin Han, Lihua Fan
BACKGROUND: The effect of sevoflurane on the doxorubicin-induced myocardial injury was explored by investigating the phosphorylation states of proteins in phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway. METHODS: Myocardial injury rat models were induced by doxorubicin and evenly assigned into five groups according to different treatment: Doxorubicin group (DG, 200-µL saline solution), sevoflurane group (SevG, inhaled with 2...
February 15, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197628/resveratrol-induced-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-cisplatin-resistant-human-oral-cancer-car-cells-a-key-role-of-ampk-and-akt-mtor-signaling
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Chao-Hsiang Chang, Chao-Ying Lee, Chi-Cheng Lu, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Yuan-Man Hsu, Je-Wei Tsao, Yu-Ning Juan, Hong-Yi Chiu, Jai-Sing Yang, Ching-Chiung Wang
Resveratrol is known to be an effective chemo-preventive phytochemical against multiple tumor cells. However, the increasing drug resistance avoids the cancer treatment in oral cavity cancer. In this study, we investigated the oral antitumor activity of resveratrol and its mechanism in cisplatin-resistant human oral cancer CAR cells. Our results demonstrated that resveratrol had an extremely low toxicity in normal oral cells and provoked autophagic cell death to form acidic vesicular organelles (AVOs) and autophagic vacuoles in CAR cells by acridine orange (AO) and monodansylcadaverine (MDC) staining...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194539/phase-i-trial-of-mek-1-2-inhibitor-pimasertib-combined-with-mtor-inhibitor-temsirolimus-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Monica Mita, Siqing Fu, Sarina Anne Piha-Paul, Filip Janku, Alain Mita, Ronald Natale, Wei Guo, Charles Zhao, Razelle Kurzrock, Aung Naing
Background Dual inhibition of activated MAPK and mTOR signaling pathways may enhance the antitumor efficacy of the MEK 1/2 inhibitor pimasertib and the mTOR inhibitor temsirolimus given in combination. Methods In this phase I study, patients with refractory advanced solid tumors (NCT01378377) received once-weekly temsirolimus plus once-daily oral pimasertib in 21-day cycles in a modified 3 + 3 dose-escalation design. The maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) of pimasertib in combination with temsirolimus, safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) were investigated...
February 13, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193579/zinc-enhances-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-function-through-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway-in-caco-2-cells
#18
Yuxin Shao, Patricia G Wolf, Shuangshuang Guo, Yuming Guo, H Rex Gaskins, Bingkun Zhang
Zinc plays an important role in maintaining intestinal barrier function as well as modulating cellular signaling recognition and protein kinase activities. The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) cascade has been demonstrated to affect intercellular integrity and tight junction (TJ) proteins. The current study investigated the hypothesis that zinc regulates intestinal intercellular junction integrity through the PI3K/protein kinase B (AKT)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. A transwell model of Caco-2 cell was incubated with 0, 50 and 100 μM of zinc at various time points...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193525/caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-attenuates-liver-fibrosis-via-inhibition-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad3-pathway-and-induction-of-autophagy-pathway
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Ning Yang, Shuangsuo Dang, Juanjuan Shi, Fengping Wu, Mei Li, Xin Zhang, Yaping Li, Xiaoli Jia, Song Zhai
Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) has been reported to possess the hepatoprotective effect. This study was to investigate the mechanism underlying CAPE against liver fibrosis in a liver fibrosis model induced by toxic carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) in male Sprague-Dawley rats and in vitro in CAPE (5 μM, 10 μM, 15 μM) treated hepatic stellate cells (HSC-T6). We found that CAPE treatment remarkably attenuated CCl4-induced liver fibrosis by blocking the activation of HSCs as determined by the expression alternation of transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1, phosphorylated Smad3 (p-Smad3), collage I, α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) 2, tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMPs) 1...
February 10, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192480/mtor-activity-in-aids-related-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#20
Sara H Browne, Julio A Diaz-Perez, Michael Preziosi, Charles C King, George A Jones, Sonia Jain, Xiaoying Sun, Erin G Reid, Scott VandenBerg, Huan-You Wang
BACKGROUND: Patients infected with HIV have a significantly increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphomas despite the widespread use of HAART. To investigate mTOR pathway activity in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) related diffuse large B-cell lymphoma AR-DLBCL, we used immunohistochemistry to examine the presence of the phosphorylated 70 ribosomal S6 protein-kinase (p70S6K), an extensively studied effector of mTOR Complex 1 (mTORC1) and the phosphorylated phosphatase and tensin homolog (pPTEN), a negative regulator of mTORC1 pathway...
2017: PloS One
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