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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212892/atf2-a-paradigm-of-the-multifaceted-regulation-of-transcription-factors-in-biology-and-disease
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Gregory Watson, Ze'ev Ronai, Eric Lau
Stringent transcriptional regulation is crucial for normal cellular biology and organismal development. Perturbations in the proper regulation of transcription factors can result in numerous pathologies, including cancer. Thus, understanding how transcription factors are regulated and how they are dysregulated in disease states is key to the therapeutic targeting of these factors and/or the pathways that they regulate. Activating transcription factor 2 (ATF2) has been studied in a number of developmental and pathological conditions...
February 14, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205618/ald5-pad1-atf1-and-atf2-facilitate-the-catabolism-of-coniferyl-aldehyde-ferulic-acid-and-p-coumaric-acid-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#2
Peter Temitope Adeboye, Maurizio Bettiga, Lisbeth Olsson
The ability of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to catabolize phenolic compounds remains to be fully elucidated. Conversion of coniferyl aldehyde, ferulic acid and p-coumaric acid by S. cerevisiae under aerobic conditions was previously reported. A conversion pathway was also proposed. In the present study, possible enzymes involved in the reported conversion were investigated. Aldehyde dehydrogenase Ald5, phenylacrylic acid decarboxylase Pad1, and alcohol acetyltransferases Atf1 and Atf2, were hypothesised to be involved...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198054/regulation-of-atf1-and-atf2-transcripts-by-sequences-in-their-3-untranslated-region-in-cleavage-stage-cattle-embryos
#3
Ernesto Orozco-Lucero, Isabelle Dufort, Marc-André Sirard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120035/the-role-of-nrf2-and-atf2-in-resistance-to-platinum-based-chemotherapy
#4
Jianli Chen, Charalambos Solomides, Fiona Simpkins, Henry Simpkins
PURPOSE: Nrf2 and its role in controlling levels of the AKR family of aldo-keto reductases which have been implicated in resistance to platinum-based chemotherapy was studied in ovarian, cervical and lung cell lines. METHODS: Nrf2 shRNA knockdowns of cells from different tumor origins were prepared to determine the role of this factor in producing resistance to platinum chemotherapy. RESULTS: Nrf2 knockdowns resulted in marked decreases in AKR1C1, AKR1C2 and to a lesser extent AKR1C3...
January 24, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105187/atf2-translation-is-induced-under-chemotherapeutic-drug-mediated-cellular-stress-via-an-ires-dependent-mechanism-in-human-hepatic-cancer-bel7402-cells
#5
Qi Li, Wen-Qing Gao, Wen-Yan Dai, Chuang Yu, Rui-Yu Zhu, Jian Jin
Activating transcription factor (ATF) 2 is a member of the ATF/cyclic AMP-responsive element binding protein family, which exhibits both oncogenic and tumor-suppressor functions. In our preliminary experiments, it was observed that the expression of the ATF2 protein was induced following treatment with adriamycin (ADR) and paclitaxel (PTX), which may be regulated by internal ribosome entry segment (IRES)-mediated translation. By constructing a bicistronic vector containing the ATF2 5'-untranslated region (UTR), it was demonstrated that the ATF2 5'-UTR contains an IRES and maps a 30-nucleotide (nt) sequence (from nt 299 to nt ~269), which was essential for the IRES activity...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013342/the-tlr4-nos1-ap1-signaling-axis-regulates-macrophage-polarization
#6
Mansi Srivastava, Uzma Saqib, Adnan Naim, Anjali Roy, Dongfang Liu, Deepak Bhatnagar, Ravinder Ravinder, Mirza Saqib Baig
OBJECTIVE: Macrophages polarize to proinflammatory M1 or anti-inflammatory M2 states with distinct physiological functions. This transition within the M1-M2 phenotypes decides the nature, duration and severity of an inflammatory response. Although there is a substantial understanding of the fate of these phenotypes, the underlying molecular mechanism of transition within the M1-M2 phenotypes is not well understood. We have investigated the role of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (NOS1)-mediated regulation of activator protein 1 (AP-1) transcription factor in macrophages as a critical effector of macrophage phenotypic change...
December 24, 2016: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974798/mechanism-of-early-dissemination-and-metastasis-in-her2-mammary-cancer
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Kathryn L Harper, Maria Soledad Sosa, David Entenberg, Hedayatollah Hosseini, Julie F Cheung, Rita Nobre, Alvaro Avivar-Valderas, Chandandaneep Nagi, Nomeda Girnius, Roger J Davis, Eduardo F Farias, John Condeelis, Christoph A Klein, Julio A Aguirre-Ghiso
Metastasis is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths; metastatic lesions develop from disseminated cancer cells (DCCs) that can remain dormant. Metastasis-initiating cells are thought to originate from a subpopulation present in progressed, invasive tumours. However, DCCs detected in patients before the manifestation of breast-cancer metastasis contain fewer genetic abnormalities than primary tumours or than DCCs from patients with metastases. These findings, and those in pancreatic cancer and melanoma models, indicate that dissemination might occur during the early stages of tumour evolution...
December 14, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941998/voltage-dependent-anion-channel-1-vdac1-participates-the-apoptosis-of-the-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-desminopathy
#8
Huanyin Li, Lan Zheng, Yanqing Mo, Qi Gong, Aihua Jiang, Jing Zhao
Desminopathies caused by the mutation in the gene coding for desmin are genetically protein aggregation myopathies. Mitochondrial dysfunction is one of pathological changes in the desminopathies at the earliest stage. The molecular mechanisms of mitochondria dysfunction in desminopathies remain exclusive. VDAC1 regulates mitochondrial uptake across the outer membrane and mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization (MOMP). Relationships between desminopathies and Voltage-dependent anion channel 1 (VDAC1) remain unclear...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916987/weight-loss-induced-cellular-stress-in-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-and-the-risk-for-weight-regain-in-overweight-and-obese-adults
#9
N J T Roumans, R G Vink, F G Bouwman, P Fazelzadeh, M A van Baak, E C M Mariman
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Weight loss is often followed by weight regain after the dietary intervention (DI). Cellular stress is increased in adipose tissue of obese individuals. However, the relation between cellular stress and weight regain is unclear. Previously, we observed increased adipose tissue cellular stress of participants regaining weight compared to participants maintaining weight loss. In the current study, we further investigated the relation between weight regain and changes in the expression of stress-related genes and stress protein levels to determine possible predictors of weight regain...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882945/adiponectin-reduces-er-stress-induced-apoptosis-through-ppar%C3%AE-transcriptional-regulation-of-atf2-in-mouse-adipose
#10
Zhenjiang Liu, Lu Gan, Tianjiao Wu, Fei Feng, Dan Luo, Huihui Gu, Shimin Liu, Chao Sun
Adiponectin is a cytokine produced predominantly by adipose tissue and correlates with glucose and lipid homeostasis. However, the effects of adiponectin on endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and apoptosis of adipose tissue remain elusive. In this study, we found that tunicamycin-induced ER stress increased serum free fatty acid (FFA) and impaired glucose tolerance, elevated the mRNA levels of GRP78, Chop, ATF2 and caspase 3, but reduced adiponectin mRNA level in white adipose tissue. Moreover, ER stress-triggered adipocyte apoptosis by increasing cellular FFA level and Ca(2+) level...
November 24, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872496/inactivation-of-klf4-promotes-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-activates-the-map2k7-pathway
#11
Y Shen, C S Park, K Suppipat, T-A Mistretta, M Puppi, T M Horton, K Rabin, N S Gray, J P P Meijerink, H D Lacorazza
T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is an aggressive hematological malignancy with a high incidence of relapse in pediatric ALL. Although most T-ALL patients exhibit activating mutations in NOTCH1, the cooperating genetic events required to accelerate the onset of leukemia and worsen disease progression are largely unknown. Here, we show that the gene encoding the transcription factor KLF4 is inactivated by DNA methylation in children with T-ALL. In mice, loss of KLF4 accelerated the development of NOTCH1-induced T-ALL by enhancing the G1-to-S transition in leukemic cells and promoting the expansion of leukemia-initiating cells...
January 3, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821620/tnf-up-regulates-st3gal4-and-sialyl-lewisx-expression-in-lung-epithelial-cells-through-an-intronic-atf2-responsive-element
#12
Florent Colomb, Marie-Ange Krzewinski-Recchi, Agata Steenackers, Audrey Vincent, Anne Harduin-Lepers, Philippe Delannoy, Sophie Groux-Degroote
We have previously shown that tumor necrosis factor (TNF) induced the up-regulation of the sialyltransferase gene ST3GAL4 (α2,3-sialyltransferase gene) BX transcript through mitogen- and stress-activated kinase 1/2 (MSK1/2), extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways. This up-regulation resulted in sialyl-Lewis(x) (sLe(x)) overexpression on high-molecular-weight glycoproteins in inflamed airway epithelium and increased the adhesion of Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 and PAK strains to lung epithelial cells...
January 1, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818224/perfluorooctane-sulfonate-pfos-disrupts-blood-testis-barrier-by-down-regulating-junction-proteins-via-p38-mapk-atf2-mmp9-signaling-pathway
#13
Lianglin Qiu, Yingyun Qian, Zhenzhen Liu, Chao Wang, Jianhua Qu, Xiaoke Wang, Shoulin Wang
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), an ubiquitous environmental pollutant, has been associated with male reproductive disorders. However, the underlying mechanisms are not yet fully understood. In this study, in vivo and in vitro models were used to explore the effects of PFOS on blood-testis barrier (BTB) and related molecular mechanisms. First, male ICR mice were orally administrated PFOS (0.5-10mg/kg/bw) for 4 weeks. Bodyweight, sperm count, BTB integrity and the expression of proteins including p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), activating transcription factor 2 (ATF2), matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9), tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1(TIMP1) and BTB related junction proteins were evaluated...
December 12, 2016: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768832/articular-cartilage-injury-rapidly-activates-tak1-in-chondrocytes-by-inducing-its-phosphorylation-and-k63-polyubiquitination
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Heba M Ismail, Athanasios Didangelos, Tonia L Vincent, Jeremy Saklatvala
Objectives Mechanical injury to cartilage predisposes to osteoarthritis (OA). Wounding the articular cartilage surface causes rapid activation of MAP kinases and NFκB mimicking the response to inflammatory cytokines. Here, we identify the upstream signalling mechanisms involved. Methods Cartilage was injured by dissecting it from the articular surface of porcine metacarpophalangeal joints (MCP) or by avulsing murine proximal femoral epiphyses. Protein phosphorylation was assayed by Western blotting of cartilage lysates...
October 21, 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729279/a-protective-mechanism-of-visible-red-light-in-normal-human-dermal-fibroblasts-enhancement-of-gadd45a-mediated-dna-repair-activity
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Yeo Jin Kim, Hyoung-June Kim, Hye Lim Kim, Hyo Jeong Kim, Hyun Soo Kim, Tae Ryong Lee, Dong Wook Shin, Young Rok Seo
The phototherapeutic effects of visible red light on skin have been extensively investigated, but the underlying biological mechanisms remain poorly understood. We aimed to elucidate the protective mechanism of visible red light in terms of DNA repair of UV-induced oxidative damage in normal human dermal fibroblasts. The protective effect of visible red light on UV-induced DNA damage was identified by several assays in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional cell culture systems. With regard to the protective mechanism of visible red light, our data showed alterations in base excision repair mediated by growth arrest and DNA damage inducible, alpha (GADD45A)...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709494/identification-of-noncanonical-wnt-receptors-required-for-wnt-3a-induced-early-differentiation-of-human-neural-stem-cells
#16
Nora Bengoa-Vergniory, Irantzu Gorroño-Etxebarria, Inmaculada López-Sánchez, Michele Marra, Pierluigi Di Chiaro, Robert Kypta
Wnt proteins preferentially activate either β-catenin-dependent or β-catenin-independent signals, but the activity of a particular Wnt also depends on cellular context and receptor availability. We previously reported that Wnt-3a induces neural differentiation of human embryonic stem cell-derived neural stem cells (NSCs) in a β-catenin-independent manner by activating a signal involving JNK and the AP-1 family member ATF-2. Here, we report the results of a gene silencing approach to identify the Wnt receptors that mediate this response to Wnt-3a...
October 5, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708346/role-of-areca-nut-induced-jnk-atf2-jun-axis-in-the-activation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-pathway-in-precancerous-oral-submucous-fibrosis
#17
Ila Pant, S Girish Rao, Paturu Kondaiah
Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is potentially premalignant with progressive and irreversible extracellular matrix deposition accompanied by epithelial atrophy and like other fibrotic disorders, is primarily a TGF-β driven disease. OSF is caused by prolonged chewing of areca nut. Our previous studies reported a pivotal role for TGF-β activation and its effects contributing to OSF. However, the mechanism for activation of TGF-β signaling in OSF is still unknown. In this study we demonstrate activation of TGF-β signaling with sub-cytotoxic dose of areca nut in epithelial cells and discovered a key role for pJNK in this process...
October 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706758/jnk-pathway-and-relative-transcriptional-factor-were-involved-in-ginsenoside-rh2-mediated-g1-growth-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-a549-cells
#18
X Liu, Y Sun, L Yue, S Li, X Qi, H Zhao, Y Yang, C Zhang, H Yu
Ginsenoside Rh2 has been shown to have an anti-tumor effect on a wide range of cancers. A previous study has shown that ginsenoside Rh2 can inhibit the proliferation of the human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cell line in a dose-dependent manner by activating caspase-8/3 activity to promote apoptosis. However, the association of the JNK signaling pathways and transcription factors with ginsenoside Rh2 in the suppression of non-small cell lung cancer has not yet been reported. In this study, we found that ginsenoside Rh2 can activate the JNK/MAPKs signaling pathway and increase the phosphorylation and transcriptional activity of the transcription factors AP-1 and ATF2...
September 19, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637516/dna-methylation-detection-at-single-base-resolution-using-targeted-next-generation-bisulfite-sequencing-and-cross-validation-using-capillary-sequencing
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Smitha Bhat, Sandeep Mallya, Vinay Koshy Varghese, Pradyumna Jayaram, Sanjiban Chakrabarty, Kalpana S Joshi, Tanuja M Nesari, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy
With a purpose of accurate and simultaneous determination of DNA methylation from multiple loci in multiple samples, here, we are demonstrating a method to aid rapid DNA methylation detection of genomic sequences. Using genomic DNA of peripheral blood from 14 healthy individuals, DNA methylation in 465 CpG sites from 12 loci of genes (ADAM22, ATF2, BCR, CD83, CREBBP, IL12B, IL17RA, MAP2K2, RBM38, TGFBR2, TGFBR3, and WNT5A) was analysed by targeted next generation bisulfite sequencing. Analysed region for three genes, BCR, IL17RA and RBM38 showed an absolute mean DNA methylation of 25...
December 15, 2016: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27592113/clinicopathological-and-prognostic-significance-of-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-mapk-in-breast-cancers
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Dena A J Ahmad, Ola H Negm, M Layth Alabdullah, Sameer Mirza, Mohamed R Hamed, Vimla Band, Andrew R Green, Ian O Ellis, Emad A Rakha
BACKGROUND: Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are signalling transduction molecules that have different functions and diverse behaviour in cancer. In breast cancer, MAPK is related to oestrogen receptor (ER) and HER2. METHODS: Protein expression of a large panel of MAPKs (JNK1/2, ERK, p38, C-JUN and ATF2 including phosphorylated forms) were assessed immunohistochemically in a large (n = 1400) and well-characterised breast cancer series prepared as tissue microarray...
October 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
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