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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548929/brd4-facilitates-dna-damage-response-and-represses-cbx5-heterochromatin-protein-1-hp1
#1
Georgios Pongas, Marianne K Kim, Dong J Min, Carrie D House, Elizabeth Jordan, Natasha Caplen, Sirisha Chakka, Joyce Ohiri, Michael J Kruhlak, Christina M Annunziata
Ovarian cancer (OC) is a heterogeneous disease characterized by defective DNA repair. Very few targets are universally expressed in the high grade serous (HGS) subtype. We previously identified that CHK1 was overexpressed in most of HGSOC. Here, we sought to understand the DNA damage response (DDR) to CHK1 inhibition and increase the anti-tumor activity of this pathway. We found BRD4 suppression either by siRNA or BRD4 inhibitor JQ1 enhanced the cytotoxicity of CHK1 inhibition. Interestingly, BRD4 was amplified and/or upregulated in a subset of HGSOC with statistical correlation to overall survival...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544661/early-passage-mesenchymal-stem-cells-display-decreased-radiosensitivity-and-increased-dna-repair-activity
#2
Po-Kuei Wu, Jir-You Wang, Cheng-Fong Chen, Kuang-Yu Chao, Ming-Chau Chang, Wei-Ming Chen, Shih-Chieh Hung
Cell therapies using human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have received much attention in the past decade. In pursuit of the therapeutic potential of MSCs, cell expansion is required to generate a great number of cells with desired phenotype and functionality. Long-term expansion in vitro, however, can lead to altered functions. To explore the changes in DNA damage responses (DDR) in MSCs expanded, DDR pathways following irradiation were characterized in early- and late-passage bone marrow MSCs. Seventy-two hours after irradiation, the percentage of sub-G1 cells in early-passage MSCs did not change significantly...
June 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540821/enhancing-radiosensitisation-of-brca2-proficient-and-brca2-deficient-cell-lines-with-hyperthermia-and-parp1-i
#3
Arlene L Oei, Vidhula R Ahire, C M van Leeuwen, Rosemarie Ten Cate, Lukas J A Stalpers, Johannes Crezee, H Petra Kok, Nicolaas A P Franken
Poly(ADP-ribose)polymerase1 (PARP1) is an important enzyme in regulating DNA replication. Inhibition of PARP1 can lead to collapsed DNA forks which subsequently causes genomic instability, making DNA more susceptible in developing fatal DNA double strand breaks. PARP1-induced DNA damage is generally repaired by homologous recombination (HR), in which BRCA2 proteins are essential. Therefore, BRCA2-deficient tumour cells are susceptible to treatment with PARP1-inhibitors (PARP1-i). Recently, BRCA2 was shown to be down-regulated by hyperthermia (HT) temporarily, and this consequently inactivated HR for several hours...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534083/synthetic-alpha-synuclein-fibrils-cause-mitochondrial-impairment-and-selective-dopamine-neurodegeneration-in-part-via-inos-mediated-nitric-oxide-production
#4
Victor Tapias, Xiaoping Hu, Kelvin C Luk, Laurie H Sanders, Virginia M Lee, J Timothy Greenamyre
Intracellular accumulation of α-synuclein (α-syn) are hallmarks of synucleinopathies, including Parkinson's disease (PD). Exogenous addition of preformed α-syn fibrils (PFFs) into primary hippocampal neurons induced α-syn aggregation and accumulation. Likewise, intrastriatal inoculation of PFFs into mice and non-human primates generates Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites associated with PD-like neurodegeneration. Herein, we investigate the putative effects of synthetic human PFFs on cultured rat ventral midbrain dopamine (DA) neurons...
May 22, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531190/real-time-cell-toxicity-profiling-of-tox21-10k-compounds-reveals-cytotoxicity-dependent-toxicity-pathway-linkage
#5
Jui-Hua Hsieh, Ruili Huang, Ja-An Lin, Alexander Sedykh, Jinghua Zhao, Raymond R Tice, Richard S Paules, Menghang Xia, Scott S Auerbach
Cytotoxicity is a commonly used in vitro endpoint for evaluating chemical toxicity. In support of the U.S. Tox21 screening program, the cytotoxicity of ~10K chemicals was interrogated at 0, 8, 16, 24, 32, & 40 hours of exposure in a concentration dependent fashion in two cell lines (HEK293, HepG2) using two multiplexed, real-time assay technologies. One technology measures the metabolic activity of cells (i.e., cell viability, glo) while the other evaluates cell membrane integrity (i.e., cell death, flor). Using glo technology, more actives and greater temporal variations were seen in HEK293 cells, while results for the flor technology were more similar across the two cell types...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525740/rnf8-and-ube2s-dependent-ubiquitin-lysine-11-linkage-modification-in-response-to-dna-damage
#6
Atanu Paul, Bin Wang
Ubiquitin modification of proteins plays pivotal roles in the cellular response to DNA damage. Given the complexity of ubiquitin conjugation due to the formation of poly-conjugates of different linkages, functional roles of linkage-specific ubiquitin modification at DNA damage sites are largely unclear. We identify that Lys11-linkage ubiquitin modification occurs at DNA damage sites in an ATM-dependent manner, and ubiquitin-modifying enzymes, including Ube2S E2-conjugating enzyme and RNF8 E3 ligase, are responsible for the assembly of Lys11-linkage conjugates on damaged chromatin, including histone H2A/H2AX...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524082/cellular-repair-of-dna-dna-cross-links-induced-by-1-2-3-4-diepoxybutane
#7
Lisa N Chesner, Amanda Degner, Dewakar Sangaraju, Shira Yomtoubian, Susith Wickramaratne, Bhaskar Malayappan, Natalia Tretyakova, Colin Campbell
Xenobiotic-induced interstrand DNA-DNA cross-links (ICL) interfere with transcription and replication and can be converted to toxic DNA double strand breaks. In this work, we investigated cellular responses to 1,4-bis-(guan-7-yl)-2,3-butanediol (bis-N7G-BD) cross-links induced by 1,2,3,4-diepoxybutane (DEB). High pressure liquid chromatography electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-ESI⁺-MS/MS) assays were used to quantify the formation and repair of bis-N7G-BD cross-links in wild-type Chinese hamster lung fibroblasts (V79) and the corresponding isogenic clones V-H1 and V-H4, deficient in the XPD and FANCA genes, respectively...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521819/linking-hypoxia-dna-damage-and-proliferation-in-multicellular-tumor-spheroids
#8
Stephen Riffle, Ram Naresh Pandey, Morgan Albert, Rashmi S Hegde
BACKGROUND: Multicellular Tumor Spheroids are frequently used to mimic the regionalization of proliferation and the hypoxic environment within avascular tumors. Here we exploit these features to study the activation of DNA damage repair pathways and their correlation to developing hypoxia. METHODS: Activation of DNA damage repair markers, proliferation, cell death, glycogen accumulation and developing hypoxia were investigated using immunofluorescence, immuno-histochemistry, EdU incorporation, Western blots, COMET assays, and pharmacological agents in A673 Ewing sarcoma spheroids and monolayer cultures...
May 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518126/techniques-to-induce-and-quantify-cellular-senescence
#9
Nicole Noren Hooten, Michele K Evans
In response to cellular stress or damage, proliferating cells can induce a specific program that initiates a state of long-term cell-cycle arrest, termed cellular senescence. Accumulation of senescent cells occurs with organismal aging and through continual culturing in vitro. Senescent cells influence many biological processes, including embryonic development, tissue repair and regeneration, tumor suppression, and aging. Hallmarks of senescent cells include, but are not limited to, increased senescence-associated β-galactosidase activity (SA-β-gal); p16(INK4A), p53, and p21 levels; higher levels of DNA damage, including γ-H2AX; the formation of Senescence-associated Heterochromatin Foci (SAHF); and the acquisition of a Senescence-associated Secretory Phenotype (SASP), a phenomenon characterized by the secretion of a number of pro-inflammatory cytokines and signaling molecules...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506552/the-natural-terthiophene-%C3%AE-terthienylmethanol-induces-s-phase-cell-cycle-arrest-of-human-ovarian-cancer-cells-via-the-generation-of-ros-stress
#10
Umma Hafsa Preya, Kyung-Tae Lee, Nam-Jung Kim, Jung-Yun Lee, Dae Sik Jang, Jung-Hye Choi
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecological malignancy worldwide. Thiophenes such as terthiophene have been shown to have anti-tumor effects on several cancer cell lines, including ovarian cancer cells. However, the underlying mechanisms behind the anti-proliferative effect of thiophenes are poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying the anti-proliferative effect of α-terthienylmethanol, a terthiophene isolated from Eclipta prostrata (False Daisy), on human ovarian cancer cells...
May 12, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503683/cellular-evaluation-of-diselenonicotinamide-dsna-as-a-radioprotector-against-cell-death-and-dna-damage
#11
M Raghuraman, Prachi Verma, Amit Kunwar, Prasad P Phadnis, V K Jain, K Indira Priyadarsini
Diselenonicotinamide (DSNA), a synthetic organoselenium compound, was evaluated for its radioprotective effect in cellular models. A clonogenic assay in Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells and an apoptosis assay in murine splenic lymphocytes indicated that pre-treatment with DSNA at a concentration of 25 μM significantly protected them from radiation-induced cell death. Upon irradiation (1-12 Gy), dose-response studies were carried out under similar treatment conditions, and its dose modification factor (DMF) was estimated to be 1...
May 15, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502234/a-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-for-the-prevention-of-docetaxel-induced-gonadal-damage
#12
Ilhae Park, Sanghoon Lee, Ki-Jin Ryu, Kyung-Jin Min, Jin Hwa Hong, Jae Yun Song, Jae Kwan Lee, Nak Woo Lee
This study aimed to evaluate the protective effect of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist against docetaxel-induced gonadotoxicity in a mouse model. Forty mice (female B6, 6-8 weeks old, weighing 16-18 g) were divided randomly into four groups. Groups 1 and 2 were treated with a single intraperitoneal dose of 0.1 mL normal saline; Groups 3 and 4 received 30 mg/kg docetaxel. Groups 2 and 4 were pre-treated with a subcutaneous injection of 0.3 mg leuprolide acetate, 2 weeks before the administration of docetaxel...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500233/nanoformulation-of-olaparib-amplifies-parp-inhibition-and-sensitizes-pten-tp53-deficient-prostate-cancer-to-radiation
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Anne L van de Ven, Shifalika Tangutoori, Paige Baldwin, Ju Qiao, Codi Gharagouzloo, Nina Seitzer, John G Clohessy, G Mike Makrigiorgos, Robert Cormack, Pier Paolo Pandolfi, Srinivas Sridhar
The use of PARP inhibitors in combination with radiation therapy is a promising strategy to locally enhance DNA-damage in tumors. Here we show that radiation-resistant cells and tumors derived from a Pten/Trp53-deficient mouse model of advanced prostate cancer are rendered radiation-sensitive following treatment with NanoOlaparib, a lipid-based injectable nanoformulation of Olaparib. This enhancement in radiosensitivity is accompanied by radiation dose-dependent changes in γ-H2AX expression and is specific to NanoOlaparib alone...
May 12, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494285/effects-of-in-situ-exposure-to-tritiated-natural-environments-a-multi-biomarker-approach-using-the-fathead-minnow-pimephales-promelas
#14
B Gagnaire, C Adam-Guillermin, A Festarini, I Cavalié, C Della-Vedova, C Shultz, S B Kim, H Ikert, C Dubois, S Walsh, F Farrow, D Beaton, E Tan, K Wen, M Stuart
Aquatic ecosystems are chronically exposed to radionuclides as well as other pollutants. Increased concentrations of pollutants in aquatic environments can present a risk to exposed organisms, including fish. The goal of this study was to characterize the effects of tritium, in the context of natural environments, on the health of fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas. Fish were exposed to tritium (activity concentrations ranging from 2 to 23,000Bq/L) and also to various concentrations of several metals to replicate multiple-stressor environments...
May 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494188/depletion-of-signal-recognition-particle-72kda-increases-radiosensitivity
#15
Remko Prevo, Gaganpreet S Tiwana, Timothy S Maughan, Francesca M Buffa, W Gillies McKenna, Geoff S Higgins
The identification of genetic determinants that underpin tumor radioresistance can help the development of targeted radiosensitizers or aid personalization of radiotherapy treatment. Here we identify signal recognition particle 72 kDa (SRP72) as a novel gene involved in radioresistance. Knockdown of SRP72 resulted in significant radiosensitization of HeLa (cervical), PSN-1 (pancreatic), and T24 (bladder), BT-549 (breast) and MCF7 (breast) tumor lines as measured by colony formation assays. SRP72 depletion also resulted in the radiosensitization of normal lung fibroblast cell lines (HFL1 and MRC-5), demonstrating that the effect is not restricted to tumor cells...
May 11, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487501/oocyte-exposure-to-zno-nanoparticles-inhibits-early-embryonic-development-through-the-%C3%AE-h2ax-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
#16
Jing Liu, Yong Zhao, Wei Ge, Pengfei Zhang, Xinqi Liu, Weidong Zhang, Yanan Hao, Shuai Yu, Lan Li, Meiqiang Chu, Lingjiang Min, Hongfu Zhang, Wei Shen
The impacts of zinc oxide nanoparticles on embryonic development following oocyte stage exposure are unknown and the underlying mechanisms are sparsely understood. In the current investigation, intact nanoparticles were detected in ovarian tissue in vivo and cultured cells in vitro under zinc oxide nanoparticles treatment. Zinc oxide nanoparticles exposure during the oocyte stage inhibited embryonic development. Notably, in vitro culture data closely matched in vivo embryonic data, in that the impairments caused by Zinc oxide nanoparticles treatment passed through cell generations; and both gamma-H2AX and NF-kappaB pathways were involved in zinc oxide nanoparticles caused embryo-toxicity...
April 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484242/regulation-of-chk1-by-mtor-contributes-to-the-evasion-of-dna-damage-barrier-of-cancer-cells
#17
Xinhui Zhou, Weijin Liu, Xing Hu, Adrienne Dorrance, Ramiro Garzon, Peter J Houghton, Changxian Shen
Oncogenic transformation leads to dysregulated cell proliferation, nutrient deficiency, and hypoxia resulting in metabolic stress and increased DNA damage. In normal cells, such metabolic stress leads to inhibition of signaling through the mammalian Target of Rapamycin Complex 1 (mTORC1), reduction of protein translation, cell cycle arrest, and conservation of energy. In contrast, negative regulation of mTORC1 signaling by DNA damage is abrogated in many cancer cells, thus mTORC1 signaling remains active under microenvironmental conditions that potentially promote endogenous DNA damage...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482225/immunostaining-of-uva-induced-dna-damage-in-erythrocytes-of-medaka-oryzias-latipes
#18
Alaa El-Din Hamid Sayed, Hiroshi Mitani
Some authors have recently reported that UVA induces double-strand breaks (DSBs) in DNA. Only a few researchers have reported on the induction of DSBs upon UVA exposure, as measured using the Comet assay and γ-H2AX as markers of DSB formation. In the present study, we have investigated for the first time the dose-dependent induction of DSBs by UVA in medaka (Oryzias latipes) erythrocytes. Adult female medaka fish were exposed to UVA for 15, 30, and 60min/day for three continuous days; an unirradiated control group was kept in the same laboratory conditions...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481984/the-dna-damage-response-ddr-is-induced-by-the-c9orf72-repeat-expansion-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#19
Manal A Farg, Anna Konopka, Kai Ying Soo, Daisuke Ito, Julie D Atkin
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressing neurodegenerative disease affecting motor neurons. Hexanucleotide (GGGGCC) repeat expansions in a non-coding region of C9orf72 are the major cause of familial ALS and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) worldwide. The C9orf72 repeat expansion undergoes repeat-associated non-ATG (RAN) translation to produce five dipeptide repeat proteins (DRPs), including poly(GR) and poly(PR). Whilst it remains unclear how mutations in C9orf72 lead to neurodegeneration in ALS/FTD, dysfunction to the nucleolus and R loop formation are implicated as pathogenic mechanisms...
May 8, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477120/atm-activation-and-h2ax-phosphorylation-induced-by-genotoxic-agents-assessed-by-flow-and-laser-scanning-cytometry
#20
Hong Zhao, H Dorota Halicka, Jorge Garcia, Jiangwei Li, Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz
Activation of Ataxia Telangiectasia Mediated protein kinase (ATM) by its phosphorylation on serine 1981 and phosphorylation of histone H2AX on serine 139 (γH2AX) are the key events reporting DNA damage, primarily formation of DNA double strand breaks. These events are detected immunocytochemically in individual cells using phospho-specific Abs. The protocols are presented that describe the methodology of immunofluorescent labeling of cells in conjunction with specific staining of cellular DNA. Flow- and imaging-cytometry, the latter exemplified as laser scanning cytometry, is used to quantify intensity of cellular fluorescence reporting activation of ATM and induction of γH2AX with respect to cellular DNA content, which in turn reports the cell cycle phase...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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