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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733523/preclinical-efficacy-of-the-novel-competitive-nampt-inhibitor-stf-118804-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Jair Machado Espindola-Netto, Claudia C S Chini, Mariana Tarragó, Enfeng Wang, Shamit Dutta, Krishnendu Pal, Debabrata Mukhopadhyay, Mauro Sola-Penna, Eduardo N Chini
NAD salvage is one of the pathways used to generate NAD in mammals. Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT), the rate-limiting enzyme in this pathway, uses nicotinamide (NAM) to generate nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN). NMN is one of the main precursors of NAD synthesis in cells. Our previous study showed the importance of NAMPT in maintaining NAD levels in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cells (PDAC), and that the NAMPT inhibitor FK866 decreased pancreatic cancer growth. We now tested the effect of STF-118804, a new highly specific NAMPT inhibitor, in models of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721811/moving-to-the-rhythm-with-clock-circadian-genes-autophagy-mtor-and-sirt1-in-degenerative-disease-and-cancer
#2
Kenneth Maiese
BACKGROUND: The mammalian circadian clock and its associated clock genes are increasingly be recognized as critical components for a number of physiological and disease processes that extend beyond hormone release, thermal regulation, and sleep-wake cycles. New evidence suggests that clinical behavior disruptions that involve prolonged shift work and even space travel may negatively impact circadian rhythm and lead to multi-system disease. METHODS: In light of the significant role circadian rhythm can hold over the body's normal physiology as well as disease processes, we examined and discussed the impact circadian rhythm and clock genes hold over lifespan, neurodegenerative disorders, and tumorigenesis...
July 17, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720775/metformin-ameliorates-the-phenotype-transition-of-peritoneal-mesothelial-cells-and-peritoneal-fibrosis-via-a-modulation-of-oxidative-stress
#3
Hyun-Soo Shin, Jiyeon Ko, Dal-Ah Kim, Eun-Sun Ryu, Hye-Myung Ryu, Sun-Hee Park, Yong-Lim Kim, Eok-Soo Oh, Duk-Hee Kang
Phenotype transition of peritoneum is an early mechanism of peritoneal fibrosis. Metformin, 5'-adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activator, has recently received a new attention due to its preventive effect on organ fibrosis and cancer metastasis by inhibiting epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). We investigated the effect of metformin on EMT of human peritoneal mesothelial cells (HPMC) and animal model of peritoneal dialysis (PD). TGF-β1-induced EMT in HPMC was ameliorated by metformin...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717180/a-three-mirnas-signature-predicts-survival-in-cervical-cancer-using-bioinformatics-analysis
#4
Bin Liang, Yunhui Li, Tianjiao Wang
Growing evidences showed that a large number of miRNAs were abnormally expressed in cervical cancer tissues and played irreplaceable roles in tumorigenesis, progression and metastasis. The aim of the present study was to identify the differential miRNAs expression between cervical cancer and normal cervical tissues by analyzing the high-throughput miRNA data downloaded from TCGA database. Additionally, we evaluated the prognostic values of the differentially expressed miRNAs and constructed a three-miRNA signature that could effectively predict patient survival...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714409/ampk-therapeutic-target-for-diabetes-and-cancer-prevention
#5
Shotaro Umezawa, Takuma Higurashi, Atsushi Nakajima
BACKGROUND: AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a protein kinase that maintains homeostasis in cells and organs. As a master regulator of metabolism, AMPK coordinates many metabolic reactions. AMPK is a key factor in diabetes and metabolic syndrome associated with dysregulation of the metabolic status. Recently, AMPK has also attracted attention as a tumor suppressor. The aim of this article is to discuss about the role of AMPK in diabetes as well as cancer and to evaluate its effectiveness in treatment and prevention of these diseases...
July 13, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711913/silencing-protein-kinase-c-%C3%AE-by-microrna-25-5p-activates-ampk-signaling-and-inhibits-colorectal-cancer-cell-proliferation
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Shihu Zhang, Yiyang Zhang, Qing Cheng, Zhaoqun Ma, Guanwen Gong, Zhengming Deng, Kun Xu, Gaoyuan Wang, Yousong Wei, Xiaoping Zou
Developing novel strategies against human colorectal cancer (CRC) cells is needed. Activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) could possibly inhibit CRC cells. Protein kinase C ζ (PKCζ) is an AMPK negative regulator. Here we found that PKCζ expression was significantly elevated in human colon cancer tissues and CRC cells. PKCζ upregulation was correlated with AMPK in-activation and mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) over-activation. Reversely, PKCζ shRNA knockdown activated AMPK signaling and inhibited HT-29 cell proliferation...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706145/reverse-phase-protein-array-rppa-combined-with-computational-analysis-to-unravel-relevant-prognostic-factors-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-a-pilot-study
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Vienna Ludovini, Rita Chiari, Lorenzo Tomassoni, Chiara Antonini, Elisa Baldelli, Sara Baglivo, Annamaria Sigillino, Francesca Romana Tofanetti, Guido Bellezza, K Alex Hodge, Emanuel Petricoin, Mariaelena Pierobon, Lucio Crinò, Fortunato Bianconi
In this work high throughput technology and computational analysis were used to study two stage IV lung adenocarcinoma patients treated with standard chemotherapy with markedly different survival (128 months vs 6 months, respectively) and whose tumor samples exhibit a dissimilar protein activation pattern of the signal transduction. Tumor samples of the two patients were subjected to Reverse Phase Protein Microarray (RPPA) analysis to explore the expression/activation levels of 51 signaling proteins. We selected the most divergent proteins based on the ratio of their RPPA values in the two patients with short (s-OS) and long (l-OS) overall survival (OS) and tested them against a EGFR-IGF1R mathematical model...
June 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704514/feedback-activation-of-ampk-mediated-autophagy-acceleration-is-a-key-resistance-mechanism-against-scd1-inhibitor-induced-cell-growth-inhibition
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Akito Ono, Osamu Sano, Ken-Ichi Kazetani, Takamichi Muraki, Keisuke Imamura, Hiroyuki Sumi, Junji Matsui, Hidehisa Iwata
Elucidating the bioactive compound modes of action is crucial for increasing success rates in drug development. For anticancer drugs, defining effective drug combinations that overcome resistance improves therapeutic efficacy. Herein, by using a biologically annotated compound library, we performed a large-scale combination screening with Stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 (SCD1) inhibitor, T-3764518, which partially inhibits colorectal cancer cell proliferation. T-3764518 induced phosphorylation and activation of AMPK in HCT-116 cells, which led to blockade of downstream fatty acid synthesis and acceleration of autophagy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699918/ampk-activation-dependent-autophagy-compromises-oleanolic-acid-induced-cytotoxicity-in-human-bladder-cancer-cells
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Yarong Song, Peng Zhang, Yadong Sun, Xuechao Li, Lifeng Chen, Yajun Xiao, Yifei Xing
Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved catabolic process in eukaryotic cells, which allows cells to overcome a wide array of of stresses and has recently been shown to result in drug resistance. This study examined the effect of autophagy on oleanolic acid (OA)-induced cytotoxicity against bladder cancer cells. Our study demonstrated that OA inhibited cell viability, proliferation, and induced apoptosis in bladder cancer lines T24 and EJ. Furthermore, OA induced autophagy in both cell lines by activating AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), inhibiting mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) and promoting unc-51 like autophagy activating kinase 1 (ULK1)...
July 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698049/tensins-bridging-amp-activated-protein-kinase-with-integrin-activation
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REVIEW
Maria Georgiadou, Johanna Ivaska
Integrin activation is essential for cell adhesion and for connecting the extracellular matrix to the actin cytoskeleton. Thus, inappropriate integrin activation has been linked to several diseases, including cancer. Recent insights demonstrate that the main fibrillar adhesion component tensin maintains β1-integrin active in these mature adhesions. Depletion or silencing of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), the energy sensor involved in maintaining the energy balance of the cell, enhances integrin activity by increasing the expression of tensin and thereby promoting cell adhesion, matrix formation, and mechanotransduction...
July 8, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696138/adipoq-adiponectin-induces-cytotoxic-autophagy-in-breast-cancer-cells-through-stk11-lkb1-mediated-activation-of-the-ampk-ulk1-axis
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Seung J Chung, Ganji Purnachandra Nagaraju, Arumugam Nagalingam, Nethaji Muniraj, Panjamurthy Kuppusamy, Alyssa Walker, Juhyung Woo, Balázs Győrffy, Ed Gabrielson, Neeraj K Saxena, Dipali Sharma
ADIPOQ/adiponectin, an adipocytokine secreted by adipocytes in the breast tumor microenvironment, negatively regulates cancer cell growth hence increased levels of ADIPOQ/adiponectin are associated with decreased breast cancer growth. However, its mechanisms of action remain largely elusive. We report that ADIPOQ/adiponectin induces a robust accumulation of autophagosomes, increases MAP1LC3B-II/LC3B-II and decreases SQSTM1/p62 in breast cancer cells. ADIPOQ/adiponectin-treated cells and xenografts exhibit increased expression of autophagy-related proteins...
July 11, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695747/novel-strategies-for-anti-aging-drug-discovery
#12
Komal Saraswat, Syed Ibrahim Rizvi
Scientific achievements in the last few decades, leading to effective therapeutic interventions, have dramatically improved human life expectancy. Consequently, aging has become a significant problem and represents the major risk factor for most human pathologies including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, neurological disorders, and cancer. Scientific discoveries over the past two decades have been instrumental in dissecting molecular mechanism(s) which play important roles in determining longevity. The same understanding has also led to the acknowledgement of the plurality of 'causes' which act either alone or in combination to create the condition which can be defined as 'aging'...
July 11, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693272/metformin-enhances-the-cytotoxicity-of-5-aminolevulinic-acid-mediated-photodynamic-therapy-in-vitro
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Tomohiro Osaki, Inoru Yokoe, Kiwamu Takahashi, Katsushi Inoue, Masahiro Ishizuka, Tohru Tanaka, Kazuo Azuma, Yusuke Murahata, Takeshi Tsuka, Norihiko Itoh, Tomohiro Imagawa, Yoshiharu Okamoto
The biguanide metformin is a drug widely used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Metformin enhances the cytotoxicity of chemotherapy by promoting the adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) autophagy signaling pathway. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA), a precursor of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), leads to apoptosis when PpIX accumulates in the mitochondria, and also leads to autophagy through activation of AMPK. In the present study, the effect of metformin in combination with 5-ALA-PDT was evaluated in vitro in KLN205 lung cancer cells...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690762/sestrin2-as-a-novel-biomarker-and-therapeutic-target-for-various-diseases
#14
REVIEW
Mazhar Pasha, Ali H Eid, Assaad A Eid, Yves Gorin, Shankar Munusamy
Sestrin2 (SESN2), a highly conserved stress-inducible metabolic protein, is known to repress reactive oxygen species (ROS) and provide cytoprotection against various noxious stimuli including genotoxic and oxidative stress, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, and hypoxia. Studies demonstrate that the upregulation of Sestrin2 under conditions of oxidative stress augments autophagy-directed degradation of Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (Keap1), which targets and breaks down nuclear erythroid-related factor 2 (Nrf2), a key regulator of various antioxidant genes...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689916/molecular-mechanism-of-anti-cancerous-potential-of-morin-extracted-from-mulberry-in-hela-cells
#15
Qi Zhang, Fang Zhang, Kiran Thakur, Jun Wang, Hao Wang, Fei Hu, Jian-Guo Zhang, Zhao-Jun Wei
The flavonoids are of great interest due to their antioxidant and anti-cancerous potential. The present study investigated the Morin extracted from mulberry leaves and its anti-cancerous mechanism via cell inhibition, cell cycle analysis, apoptosis, mRNA expression and antioxidant mechanism through reactive oxygen species generation. Morin inhibited the proliferation of HeLa cells at IC50 of 214.28 μM and led to morphological changes, followed by induction of cell cycle arrest in G2/M-phase and ultimately resulted into apoptosis...
July 6, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687354/aspirin-disrupts-the-mtor-raptor-complex-and-potentiates-the-anti-cancer-activities-of-sorafenib-via-mtorc1-inhibition
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Danni Sun, Xiaoyang Dai, Juan Yan, Rongrui Wei, Aijun Shen, Min Huang, Xun Huang, Jian Ding, Meiyu Geng
Aspirin is associated with a reduced risk of cancer and delayed progression of malignant disease. Adenosine 5'-monophosphate (AMP)-activated protein kinase (AMPK)-mTOR signaling is believed to partially contribute to these anticancer effects, although the mechanism is unclear. In this study, we investigated the detailed molecular mechanism underlying the effects of aspirin on AMPK-mTOR signaling and describe a mechanism-based rationale for the use of aspirin in cancer treatment. We found that aspirin inhibited mTORC1 signaling in AMPK-dependent and -independent manners...
July 5, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683313/entosis-is-induced-by-glucose-starvation
#17
Jens C Hamann, Alexandra Surcel, Ruoyao Chen, Carolyn Teragawa, John G Albeck, Douglas N Robinson, Michael Overholtzer
Entosis is a mechanism of cell death that involves neighbor cell ingestion. This process occurs in cancers and promotes a form of cell competition, where winner cells engulf and kill losers. Entosis is driven by a mechanical differential that allows softer cells to eliminate stiffer cells. While this process can be induced by matrix detachment, whether other stressors can activate entosis is unknown. Here, we find that entosis is induced in adherent cells by glucose withdrawal. Glucose withdrawal leads to a bimodal distribution of cells based on their deformability, where stiffer cells appear in a manner requiring the energy-sensing AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)...
July 5, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681917/concentration-dependent-metabolic-effects-of-metformin-in-healthy-and-fanconi-anemia-lymphoblast-cells
#18
Silvia Ravera, Vanessa Cossu, Barbara Tappino, Elena Nicchia, Carlo Dufour, Simona Cavani, Andrea Sciutto, Claudia Bolognesi, Marta Columbaro, Paolo Degan, Enrico Cappelli
Metformin (MET) is the drug of choice for patients with type 2 diabetes and has been proposed for use in cancer therapy and for treating other metabolic diseases. More than 14,000 studies have been published addressing the cellular mechanisms affected by MET. However, several in vitro studies have used concentrations of the drug 10-100-fold higher than the plasmatic concentration measured in patients. Here we evaluated the biochemical, metabolic and morphologic effects of various concentrations of MET. Moreover, we tested the effect of MET on Fanconi Anemia (FA) cells, a DNA repair genetic disease with defects in energetic and glucose metabolism, as well as on human promyelocytic leukemia (HL60) cell lines...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676553/voluntary-physical-activity-counteracts-the-proliferative-tumor-growth-microenvironment-created-by-adipose-tissue-via-high-fat-diet-feeding-in-female-rats
#19
Christopher F Theriau, Michael K Connor
The adipokine secretion profile created from adipose tissue may represent the molecular mechanism behind the obesity-breast cancer association. Two adipokines, adiponectin (ADIPO), and leptin (LEP), are altered with obesity and exert antagonistic effects on breast cancer proliferation. We set out to determine whether the adipose-dependent tumor promoting growth environment created by a high-fat diet (HFD) in female Sprague-Dawley rats is altered compared to established responses in male rats and whether voluntary physical activity (PA) ameliorates any HFD-dependent effects...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675758/metformin-suppresses-proliferation-and-viability-of-rat-pheochromocytoma-cells
#20
Min Li, Xiuli Jiang, Tingwei Su, Lei Jiang, Weiwei Zhou, Weiqing Wang
BACKGROUND Previous studies have clearly demonstrated that metformin inhibits cell proliferation and cell growth in many types of human cancers. Increased survival rates in patients with breast and lung cancer receiving metformin have also been observed. However, the effect of metformin on pheochromocytoma cells remains unexplored. MATERIAL AND METHODS Rat pheochromocytoma cells (PC12 cells) were cultured and treated with metformin or vehicle control. Cell proliferation, cell-cycle, apoptosis, genes expression, and the signaling pathways involved were analyzed in PC12 cells...
July 4, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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