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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646284/chd1l-expression-increases-tumor-progression-and-acts-as-a-predictive-biomarker-for-poor-prognosis-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Chuan Liu, Xiaowei Fu, Zhiwei Zhong, Jing Zhang, Haiyan Mou, Qiong Wu, Tianle Sheng, Bo Huang, Yeqing Zou
BACKGROUND: The chromodomain helicase/ATPase DNA binding protein 1-like gene (CHD1L) plays a key role in controlling various cellular phenomena, including immune-mediated inflammation, transformation, apoptosis, cell cycle progression, and proliferation. METHODS: This study investigated the function and clinical significance of CHD1L protein expression in pancreatic cancer (PC). We analyzed CHD1L expression in surgical specimens from 112 PC patients. The correlation between the clinical characteristics and prognosis was also determined...
June 23, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645563/bruceine-d-inhibits-hepatocellular-carcinoma-growth-by-targeting-%C3%AE-catenin-jagged1-pathways
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Ziying Cheng, Xing Yuan, Yi Qu, Xia Li, Guozhen Wu, Chenwei Li, Xianpeng Zu, Niao Yang, Xisong Ke, Juan Zhou, Ning Xie, Xike Xu, Shanrong Liu, Yunheng Shen, Huiliang Li, Weidong Zhang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is known for high mortality and limited available treatments. Aberrant activation of the Wnt and Notch signaling pathways is critical to liver carcinogenesis and progression. Here, we identified a small molecule, bruceine D (BD), as a Notch inhibitor, using an RBP-Jκ-dependent luciferase-reporter system. BD significantly inhibited liver tumor growth and enhanced the therapeutic effects of sorafenib in various murine HCC models. Mechanistically, BD promotes proteasomal degradation of β-catenin and the depletion of its nuclear accumulation, which in turn disrupts the Wnt/β-catenin-dependent transcription of the Notch ligand Jagged1 in HCC...
June 20, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645312/phf21b-overexpression-promotes-cancer-stem-cell-like-traits-in-prostate-cancer-cells-by-activating-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Qiji Li, Liping Ye, Wei Guo, Min Wang, Shuai Huang, Xinsheng Peng
BACKGROUND: PHF21B is newly identified to be involved in the tumor progression; however, its biological role and molecular mechanism in prostate cancer have not been defined. This study is aimed to study the role of PHF21B in the progression of prostate cancer. METHODS: Real-time PCR, immunohistochemistry and western blotting analysis were used to determine PHF21B expression in prostate cancer cell lines and clinical specimens. The role of PHF21B in maintaining prostate cancer stem cell-like phenotype was examined by tumor-sphere formation assay and expression levels of stem cell markers...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644919/signaling-and-epigenetic-mechanisms-of-intestinal-stem-cells-and-progenitors-insight-into-crypt-homeostasis-plasticity-and-niches
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REVIEW
Ryan J Smith, Abilasha Rao-Bhatia, Tae-Hee Kim
The rapid turnover of intestinal epithelial cells is maintained by a small number of stem cells located in pocket-like gland structures called crypts. While our understanding of the identity and function of intestinal stem cells (ISCs) has rapidly progressed, epigenetic and transcriptional regulation in crypt stem cell and progenitor pools remains an active field of investigation. Surrounded by various types of cells in the stroma, crypt progenitors display high levels of plasticity, harboring the ability to interconvert in the face of epithelial damage...
June 23, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643912/mouse-models-for-the-study-of-cranial-base-growth-and-anomalies
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REVIEW
S R Vora
The cranial base is a central and integral component of the cranioskeleton, yet little is known about its growth. Despite the dissimilarities between human and murine cranioskeletal form, mouse models are proving instrumental in studying craniofacial growth. The objectives of this review are to summarize recent findings from numerous mouse models that display growth defects in one or more cranial base synchondroses, with accompanying changes in chondrocyte cellular zones. Many of these models also display altered growth of the cranial vault and/or the facial region...
June 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643330/muc1-c-is-a-target-in-lenalidomide-resistant-multiple-myeloma
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Li Yin, Ashujit Tagde, Reddy Gali, Yu-Tzu Tai, Teru Hideshima, Kenneth Anderson, David Avigan, Donald Kufe
Lenalidomide (LEN) acts directly on multiple myeloma (MM) cells by inducing cereblon-mediated degradation of interferon regulatory factor 4, Ikaros (IKZF)1 and IKZF3, transcription factors that are essential for MM cell survival. The mucin 1 (MUC1) C-terminal transmembrane subunit (MUC1-C) oncoprotein is aberrantly expressed by MM cells and protects against reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated MM cell death. The present studies demonstrate that targeting MUC1-C with GO-203, a cell-penetrating peptide inhibitor of MUC1-C homodimerization, is more than additive with LEN in downregulating the WNT/β-catenin pathway, suppressing MYC, and inducing late apoptosis/necrosis...
June 23, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643150/epigenetically-controlled-six3-expression-regulates-glioblastoma-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-alongside-modulating-the-activation-levels-of-wnt-pathway-members
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Baoxin Zhang, Chenfu Shen, Fengyun Ge, Tingting Ma, Zuping Zhang
Glioma is the most common primary brain tumor in adults. Six3 is a human homologue of the highly conserved sine oculis gene family and essential transcription regulatory factor in process of eye and fetal forebrain development. However, little is known about the role of Six3 in human tumorigenesis. The aim of this study is to investigate the methylation/expression of Six3 and reveal its function and action mechanism in glioma. Our results showed that Six3 was down-regulated in human glioma tissues and human glioma SHG-44, U251, SF126 and U373-MG cells compared with the normal tissues...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643146/helicobacter-pylori-induced-modulation-of-the-promoter-methylation-of-wnt-antagonist-genes-in-gastric-carcinogenesis
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Hyo-Joon Yang, Sang Gyun Kim, Joo Hyun Lim, Ji Min Choi, Woo Ho Kim, Hyun Chae Jung
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the changes in the promoter methylation and gene expression of multiple Wnt antagonists between the chronic infection and eradication of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in gastric carcinogenesis. METHODS: The levels of methylation and corresponding mRNA expression of seven Wnt antagonist genes (SFRP1, -2, -5, DKK1, -2, -3, WIF1) were compared among the patients with H. pylori-positive gastric cancers (GCs), and H. pylori-positive and H...
June 22, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642544/resistin-promotes-the-abnormal-type-i-collagen-phenotype-of-subchondral-bone-in-obese-patients-with-end-stage-hip-osteoarthritis
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Ashleigh M Philp, Rebecca L Collier, Liam M Grover, Edward T Davis, Simon W Jones
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of adiposity on the architecture and composition of hip OA subchondral bone, and to examine the pathological role of adipokines. Femoral heads were collected from normal-weight or over-weight/obese patients with hip OA. Structural parameters of subchondral bone were determined by MicroCT and type I collagen α1/α2 ratio was determined by SDS PAGE and by qRT-PCR in ex-vivo bone explants. The serum concentration of adipokines was determined by Luminex. The effect of resistin on primary OA osteoblasts was determined by analysis of Wnt pathway signal transduction, bone nodule formation, and osteoblast metabolic activity...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642450/cbp501-inhibits-egf-dependent-cell-migration-invasion-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-by-blocking-kras-to-calmodulin-binding
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Naoya Saito, Naoki Mine, Donald W Kufe, Daniel D Von Hoff, Takumi Kawabe
The anti-cancer agent CBP501 binds to calmodulin (CaM). Recent studies showed that migration and metastasis are inhibited by several CaM antagonists. However, there is no available evidence that CBP501 has similar effects. Here we found that CBP501 inhibits migration of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells in vitro, even in the presence of migration inducing factors such as WNT, IL-6, and several growth factors. CBP501 also inhibited epidermal growth factor (EGF) enhanced invasion and the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and this inhibition was accompanied by (i) suppression of Akt and ERK1/2 phosphorylation, and (ii) suppression of expression of transcription factor Zeb1 and the mesenchymal marker Vimentin...
June 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642339/establishment-of-a-novel-three-dimensional-primary-culture-model-for-hippocampal-neurogenesis
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Tatsuya Usui, Masashi Sakurai, Hideyoshi Kawasaki, Takashi Ohama, Hideyuki Yamawaki, Koichi Sato
New neurons are generated in the adult hippocampus throughout life and contribute to the functions of learning and memory. Nevertheless, the mechanisms by which disrupted neurogenesis regulates central nervous system (CNS) disorders are not fully understood. Here, we established a novel 3D culture system of hippocampal neurogenesis using air liquid interface (ALI) culture and Matrigel culture from mouse hippocampus tissues. After isolated mouse hippocampus tissue fragments were seeded into ALI wells and cultured in stemness-stimulated media containing Wnt, EGF, Noggin and R-spondin for 7 days, small spheres gradually appeared in the tissues...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642062/lrh-1-senses-signaling-from-phosphatidylcholine-to-regulate-the-expansion-growth-of-digestive-organs-via-synergy-with-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-zebrafish
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Gang Zhai, Jia Song, Tingting Shu, Junjun Yan, Xia Jin, Jiangyan He, Zhan Yin
Liver receptor homolog-1 (LRH-1) is an orphan nuclear receptor that is critical for the growth and proliferation of cancer cells and other biological processes, including lipid transportation and metabolism, sexual determination and steroidogenesis. However, because homozygous lrh-1(-/-) mice die in utero, the regulatory mechanisms involved in embryonic development mediated by this receptor are poorly understood. In the present study, we performed transcription activator-like effector nuclease (TALEN)-mediated loss-of-function assays, taking advantage of zebrafish external fertilization, to investigate the function of lrh-1...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Yi Chuan Xue Bao
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641961/wnt5a-and-its-signaling-pathway-in-angiogenesis
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REVIEW
Ya-Ning Shi, Neng Zhu, Chan Liu, Hong-Tao Wu, Yu Gui, Duan-Fang Liao, Li Qin
Wnt5a, a secreted glycoprotein, belongs to the noncanonical Wnt family involved in a wide range of organism development and tissue homeostasis. Wnt5a and its signaling pathway can regulate fundamental cellular processes, including specification of cell fate, proliferation, and survival. Accumulating evidence indicates that Wnt5a exhibits dual effects on angiogenesis. The formation of new blood vessels derives from pre-existing vessels via canonical and non-canonical Wnt pathways, depending on cell types, receptors, downstream effectors, and microenvironment...
June 19, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641613/-prostaglandin-e2-receptor-4-agonist-promotes-human-cd34-cell-proliferation-in-vitro-by-activating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Ya-Qun Wang, Fang-Jie Liu, Hui-Zhen Chen, He-Hua Wang, Wai-Yi Zou, Chang Su, Juan Li, Duo-Rong Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the potential signaling pathway that regulates the proliferation of human CD34(+) cells stimulated by prostaglandin E2 receptor 4 agonist (EP4A) in vitro. METHODS: Twenty samples of peripheral blood containing stem cells were collected from the G-CSF mobilized healthy donors in our department of hematology. Human CD34(+) cells were isolated by magnetic activated cell sorting (MACS) microbeads kit. The Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK8) assay was used to determine the optimal concentration and time of EP4A to promote human CD34(+) cell proliferation in vitro...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640708/medulloblastoma-from-myth-to-molecular
#15
Vijay Ramaswamy, Michael D Taylor
Current therapies for medulloblastoma were introduced primarily in the 1980s and consist of predominantly cytotoxic, nontargeted approaches. Mortality from medulloblastoma remains significant. In addition, many survivors suffer from severe treatment-related effects of radiation and cytotoxic chemotherapy. Further intensification of nonspecific therapy is unlikely to offer additional benefits, because survival rates have reached a plateau. Recent publications in medulloblastoma have revolved largely around the recognition that medulloblastoma per se does not exist, but rather, that there are a group of histologically similar but clinically and molecularly distinct entities that have been grouped under that rubric...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639895/upregulation-of-mir-199a-b-contributes-to-cisplatin-resistance-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-abcg2-signaling-pathway-in-aldha1-colorectal-cancer-stem-cells
#16
Binghe Chen, Dezhong Zhang, Jun Kuai, Mingkun Cheng, Xiangjie Fang, Guangyan Li
Cisplatin resistance in colorectal cancer largely results from the colorectal cancer stem cells which could be targeted to improve the efficacy of chemotherapy. MicroRNAs are possible modulators of cancer stem cell characteristics and maybe involved in the retention of cancer stem cell chemoresistance. The aim of this study was to investigate the biological function of miR-199a/b on cisplatin resistance in colorectal cancer stem cells and its related mechanisms. Here, ALDHA1(+) cells from primary colorectal cancer tissues behaved similar to cancer stem cells and were chemoresistant to cisplatin...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639885/microrna-195-inhibits-the-proliferation-and-invasion-of-pancreatic-cancer-cells-by-targeting-the-fatty-acid-synthase-wnt-signaling-pathway
#17
Zhichao Xu, Chunli Li, Hui Qu, Huiling Li, Qiaoyan Gu, Jing Xu
Emerging evidence suggests that microRNAs are critical regulators of cancer development and progression. MicroRNA-195 has been reported as a cancer-related microRNA in many human cancers. However, the role of microRNA-195 in pancreatic cancer remains largely unknown. Here, we show that microRNA-195 is downregulated in pancreatic cancer tissues and cell line. Also, we show that overexpression of microRNA-195 inhibits the proliferation and invasion of pancreatic cancer cells, whereas suppression of microRNA-195 promotes proliferation and invasion...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639485/increased-shisa3-expression-characterizes-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-patients-sensitive-to-lenalidomide
#18
Rossana Maffei, Stefania Fiorcari, Silvia Martinelli, Stefania Benatti, Jenny Bulgarelli, Lara Rizzotto, Giulia Debbia, Rita Santachiara, Gian Matteo Rigolin, Francesco Forconi, Davide Rossi, Luca Laurenti, Giuseppe A Palumbo, Daniele Vallisa, Antonio Cuneo, Gianluca Gaidano, Mario Luppi, Roberto Marasca
Lenalidomide is a therapeutically effective drug in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Twenty-seven CLL patients were treated with lenalidomide in a phase II clinical trial. Ten patients were grouped as responders (R) and 6 as nonresponders (NR). We evaluated T lymphocytes, NK, monocytes and dendritic cells at baseline and after treatment. A gene expression analysis was performed on 16 CLL samples collected before treatment. The levels of immune cells or immune-related cytokines are not different between R and NR patients...
June 22, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638460/zeb1-mediates-drug-resistance-and-emt-in-p300-deficient-crc
#19
Darina Lazarova, Michael Bordonaro
We discuss the hypothesis that ZEB1-Wnt-p300 signaling integrates epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) and resistance to histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACis) in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. The HDACi butyrate, derived from dietary fiber, has been linked to CRC prevention, and other HDACis have been proposed as therapeutic agents against CRC. We have previously discussed that resistance to butyrate likely contributes to colonic carcinogenesis, and we have demonstrated that butyrate resistance leads to cross-resistance to cancer therapeutic HDACis...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638111/transcriptome-analyses-of-taste-organoids-reveal-multiple-pathways-involved-in-taste-cell-generation
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Wenwen Ren, Eitaro Aihara, Weiwei Lei, Nishi Gheewala, Hironobu Uchiyama, Robert F Margolskee, Ken Iwatsuki, Peihua Jiang
Taste cells undergo constant turnover throughout life; however, the molecular mechanisms governing taste cell generation are not well understood. Using RNA-Seq, we systematically surveyed the transcriptome landscape of taste organoids at different stages of growth. Our data show the staged expression of a variety of genes and identify multiple signaling pathways underlying taste cell differentiation and taste stem/progenitor cell proliferation. For example, transcripts of taste receptors appear only or predominantly in late-stage organoids...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
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