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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432079/regulation-of-microtubule-associated-motors-drives-intermediate-filament-network-polarization
#1
Cécile Leduc, Sandrine Etienne-Manneville
Intermediate filaments (IFs) are key players in the control of cell morphology and structure as well as in active processes such as cell polarization, migration, and mechanoresponses. However, the regulatory mechanisms controlling IF dynamics and organization in motile cells are still poorly understood. In this study, we investigate the mechanisms leading to the polarized rearrangement of the IF network along the polarity axis. Using photobleaching and photoconversion experiments in glial cells expressing vimentin, glial fibrillary acidic protein, and nestin, we show that the distribution of cytoplasmic IFs results from a continuous turnover based on the cooperation of an actin-dependent retrograde flow and anterograde and retrograde microtubule-dependent transports...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427228/mir-29a-regulated-er-positive-breast-cancer-cell-growth-and-invasion-and-is-involved-in-the-insulin-signaling-pathway
#2
Zhi-Hua Li, Qiu-Yun Xiong, Liang Xu, Peng Duan, Qianwen Ou Yang, Ping Zhou, Jian-Hong Tu
Increasing amounts of evidence show that insulin can activate different insulin signaling pathways to promote breast cancer growth and invasion. miR-29a plays crucial roles in decreasing glucose-stimulated insulin secretion, as well as in regulating breast cancer cell proliferation and EMT. However, the mechanism responsible for the regulatory effects of miR-29a on breast cancer growth and invasion and the relationship between these effects and insulin signaling remains unclear. Herein, we showed that human insulin increased miR-29a expression in ER-positive breast cancer cells and that miR-29a facilitated the ability of insulin to promote breast cancer cell proliferation and migration...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423712/model-based-unsupervised-learning-informs-metformin-induced-cell-migration-inhibition-through-an-ampk-independent-mechanism-in-breast-cancer
#3
Arjun P Athreya, Krishna R Kalari, Junmei Cairns, Alan J Gaglio, Quin F Wills, Nifang Niu, Richard Weinshilboum, Ravishankar K Iyer, Liewei Wang
We demonstrate that model-based unsupervised learning can uniquely discriminate single-cell subpopulations by their gene expression distributions, which in turn allow us to identify specific genes for focused functional studies. This method was applied to MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells treated with the antidiabetic drug metformin, which is being repurposed for treatment of triple-negative breast cancer. Unsupervised learning identified a cluster of metformin-treated cells characterized by a significant suppression of 230 genes (p-value < 2E-16)...
March 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423650/mir-425-5p-promotes-invasion-and-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-through-scai-mediated-dysregulation-of-multiple-signaling-pathways
#4
Feng Fang, Tianqiang Song, Ti Zhang, Yunlong Cui, Gewen Zhang, Qingqing Xiong
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play critical roles in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) progression and are key determinants of prognosis. In this study, we found that miR-425-5p was elevated in HCC and correlated with poor prognostic clinicopathological features and low post-operative long-term survival. Multivariate survival analysis indicated that miR-425-5p expression was an independent risk factor for overall and disease-free survival. Interestingly, miR-425-5p promoted invasion and metastasis by HCC cells, but not HCC cell proliferation or apoptosis in vitro...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423648/polyisoprenylated-cysteinyl-amide-inhibitors-disrupt-actin-cytoskeleton-organization-induce-cell-rounding-and-block-migration-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#5
Elizabeth Ntantie, Jerrine Fletcher, Felix Amissah, Olufisayo O Salako, Augustine T Nkembo, Rosemary A Poku, Francis O Ikpatt, Nazarius S Lamango
The malignant potential of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) is dependent on cellular processes that promote metastasis. F-actin organization is central to cell migration, invasion, adhesion and angiogenesis, processes involved in metastasis. F-actin remodeling is enhanced by the overexpression and/or hyper-activation of some members of the Rho family of small GTPases. Therefore, agents that mitigate hyperactive Rho proteins may be relevant for controlling metastasis. We previously reported the role of polyisoprenylated cysteinyl amide inhibitors (PCAIs) as potential inhibitors of cancers with hyperactive small GTPases...
March 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416823/-identification-of-a-new-pro-invasion-factor-in-tumor-microenvironment-progress-in-function-and-mechanism-of-extracellular-atp
#6
W G Fang, X X Tian
Up to 90% of all cancer related morbidity and mortality can be attributed to metastasis. In recent years the study of tumor microenvironment, its cellular and molecular components, and how they can affect neoplastic progression toward metastasis, has become a hot focus in cancer research. Accumulated evidence shows that the formation of metastasis is a multi-step sequential process, in which, the tumor cells continuously interact with the host microenvironment. Host derived factors, i.e. growth factors/inhibitors, angiogenic factors, chemokines, etc...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410221/discovery-and-characterization-of-small-molecule-rac1-inhibitors
#7
Jamie L Arnst, Ashley L Hein, Margaret A Taylor, Nick Y Palermo, Jacob I Contreras, Yogesh A Sonawane, Andrew O Wahl, Michel M Ouellette, Amarnath Natarajan, Ying Yan
Aberrant activation of Rho GTPase Rac1 has been observed in various tumor types, including pancreatic cancer. Rac1 activates multiple signaling pathways that lead to uncontrolled proliferation, invasion and metastasis. Thus, inhibition of Rac1 activity is a viable therapeutic strategy for proliferative disorders such as cancer. Here we identified small molecule inhibitors that target the nucleotide-binding site of Rac1 through in silico screening. Follow up in vitro studies demonstrated that two compounds blocked active Rac1 from binding to its effector PAK1...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409572/-fret-based-biosensors-in-cell-migration-research
#8
Sławomir Lasota, Zbigniew Baster, Tomasz Witko, Eliza Zimoląg, Jolanta Sroka, Zenon Rajfur, Zbigniew Madeja
Cell migration is a complicated process, which is crucial for functioning of multicellular organisms. Multiple signalling pathways are deeply involved in the precise control of consecutive cell migration stages based on remodelling of the actin cytoskeleton. Small Rho GTPases (RhoA, Rac1 and Cdc42) as well as multiple protein and lipid kinases, calcium ions and mechanosensors are crucial components in this process. Exploration of those complicated correlations is possible with constant advancement of fluorescence microscopy...
2017: Postepy Biochemii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402860/idh1-mutation-promotes-tumorigenesis-by-inhibiting-jnk-activation-and-apoptosis-induced-by-serum-starvation
#9
Bin Jiang, Jia Zhang, Jinmei Xia, Wentao Zhao, Yanan Wu, Minggang Shi, Lianzhong Luo, Huamin Zhou, Ai Chen, Huanhuan Ma, Qingwen Zhao, Muhammad Suleman, Furong Lin, Lin Zhou, Jinyang Wang, Yan Zhang, Ying He, Xiaotong Li, Li-Man Hung, Tak Wah Mak, Qinxi Li
Two hallmarks of cancer cells are their resistance to apoptosis and ability to thrive despite reduced levels of vital serum components. c-jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) activation is crucial for apoptosis triggered by serum starvation (SS), and isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) mutations are tumorigenic, in part, because they produce the abnormal metabolite 2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG). However, it is unknown whether 2-HG-induced tumorigenesis is partially due to JNK inhibition and thus defective SS-induced apoptosis...
April 11, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394930/analysis-of-host-microrna-function-uncovers-a-role-for-mir-29b-2-5p-in-shigella-capture-by-filopodia
#10
Ushasree Sunkavalli, Carmen Aguilar, Ricardo Jorge Silva, Malvika Sharan, Ana Rita Cruz, Caroline Tawk, Claire Maudet, Miguel Mano, Ana Eulalio
MicroRNAs play an important role in the interplay between bacterial pathogens and host cells, participating as host defense mechanisms, as well as exploited by bacteria to subvert host cellular functions. Here, we show that microRNAs modulate infection by Shigella flexneri, a major causative agent of bacillary dysentery in humans. Specifically, we characterize the dual regulatory role of miR-29b-2-5p during infection, showing that this microRNA strongly favors Shigella infection by promoting both bacterial binding to host cells and intracellular replication...
April 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393218/p21-activated-kinase-4-binds-translation-elongation-factor-eef1a1-to-promote-gastric-cancer-cell-migration-and-invasion
#11
Xiang Li, Jiabin Li, Feng Li
P21 activated kinase 4 (PAK4), as an effector of Cdc42, playing important roles in regulating the processes of cytoskeleton organization. PAK4 has been considered to be an oncogenic protein, which has strong relationship with gastric cancer metastasis. However, the mechanism of PAK4 in regulating gastric cancer metastasis is still not fully understood. In this study, using yeast two-hybrid system, we identified that the eukaryotic elongation factor 1 α1 (eEF1A1) is a new binding partner of PAK4. The interaction between PAK4 and eEF1A1 was confirmed by GST pull-down and co-immunoprecipitation...
May 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393193/mir-107-functions-as-a-tumor-suppressor-in-human-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-targets-cdc42
#12
Priyanka Sharma, Neeru Saini, Rinu Sharma
Previously, we reported significantly decreased expression of tissue and circulating miR-107 in esophageal cancer (EC). However, its role in esophageal tumorigenesis still remains elusive. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to analyze the role of miR-107 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The role of miR-107 in ESCC was evaluated using MTT assay, cell cycle analysis by flow cytometry, annexin assay, colony formation assay and scratch assay. Overexpression of miR-107 in KYSE-410 cells suppressed cell proliferation at 72 h post-transfection (p=0...
April 3, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389565/akt3-kinase-suppresses-pinocytosis-of-low-density-lipoprotein-by-macrophages-via-novel-wnk-sgk1-cdc42-pathway
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Liang Ding, Lifang Zhang, Michael Kim, Tatiana Byzova, Eugene Podrez
Fluid-phase pinocytosis of Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) by macrophages is regarded as a novel promising target to reduce macrophage cholesterol accumulation in atherosclerotic lesions. The mechanisms of regulation of fluid-phase pinocytosis in macrophages and specifically the role of Akt kinases are poorly understood. We have previously found that increased lipoprotein uptake via the receptor independent process in Akt3 kinase deficient macrophages contributes to increased atherosclerosis in Akt3-/- mice. The mechanism by which Akt3 deficiency promotes lipoprotein uptake in macrophages is unknown...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376260/cdc42-regulates-branching-in-angiogenic-sprouting-in-vitro
#14
Duc-Huy T Nguyen, Lin Gao, Alec Wong, Christopher S Chen
OBJECTIVES: The morphogenetic events that occur during angiogenic sprouting involve several members of the Rho family of GTPases, including Cdc42. However, the precise roles of Cdc42 in angiogenic sprouting have been difficult to elucidate owing to the lack of models to study these events in vitro. Here, we aim to identify the roles of Cdc42 in branching morphogenesis in angiogenesis. METHODS: Using a 3D biomimetic model of angiogenesis in vitro, where endothelial cells were seeded inside a cylindrical channel within collagen gel and sprouted from the channel in response to a defined biochemical gradient of angiogenic factors, we inhibited Cdc42 activity with a small molecule inhibitor ML141 and examined the effects of Cdc42 on the morphogenetic processes of angiogenic sprouting...
April 4, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373433/bisphenol-a-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-reduces-the-motile-potential-of-murine-lm8-osteosarcoma-cells
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Teruki Kidani, Rie Yasuda, Joji Miyawaki, Yusuke Oshima, Hiromasa Miura, Hiroshi Masuno
AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of bisphenol A (BPA) on the proliferation and motility potential of murine LM8 osteosarcoma cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: LM8 cells were treated for 3 days with or without 80 μM BPA. The effect of BPA on cell proliferation was determined by DNA measurement in the cultures and 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU) incorporation study. Ethanol-fixed cells were stained with hematoxylin-eosin (H&E) to visualize cell morphology...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371345/the-prostate-metastasis-suppressor-gene-ndrg1-differentially-regulates-cell-motility-and-invasion
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Anup Sharma, Janet Mendonca, James Ying, Hea-Soo Kim, James E Verdone, Jelani C Zarif, Michael Carducci, Hans Hammers, Kenneth J Pienta, Sushant Kachhap
Experimental and clinical evidence suggests that N-myc downregulated gene 1 (NDRG1) functions as a suppressor of prostate cancer metastasis. Elucidating pathways that drive survival and invasiveness of NDRG1-deficient prostate cancer cells can help in designing therapeutics to target metastatic prostate cancer cells. However, the molecular mechanism(s) that lead NDRG1-deficient prostate cancer cells to increased invasiveness remains largely unknown. In this study, we demonstrate that NDRG1-deficient prostate tumors have decreased integrin expression and reduced cell adhesion and motility...
April 2, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368047/important-roles-of-vilse-in-dendritic-architecture-and-synaptic-plasticity
#17
Jin-Yu Lee, Li-Jen Lee, Chih-Chen Fan, Ho-Ching Chang, Hsin-An Shih, Ming-Yuan Min, Mau-Sun Chang
Vilse/Arhgap39 is a Rho GTPase activating protein (RhoGAP) and utilizes its WW domain to regulate Rac/Cdc42-dependent morphogenesis in Drosophila and murine hippocampal neurons. However, the function of Vilse in mammalian dendrite architecture and synaptic plasticity remained unclear. In the present study, we aimed to explore the possible role of Vilse in dendritic structure and synaptic function in the brain. Homozygous knockout of Vilse resulted in premature embryonic lethality in mice. Changes in dendritic complexity and spine density were noticed in hippocampal neurons of Camk2a-Cre mediated forebrain-specific Vilse knockout (Vilse(Δ/Δ)) mice...
April 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356768/drug-screening-and-genomic-analyses-of-her2-positive-breast-cancer-cell-lines-reveal-predictors-for-treatment-response
#18
Sandra Jernström, Vesa Hongisto, Suvi-Katri Leivonen, Eldri Undlien Due, Dagim Shiferaw Tadele, Henrik Edgren, Olli Kallioniemi, Merja Perälä, Gunhild Mari Mælandsmo, Kristine Kleivi Sahlberg
BACKGROUND: Approximately 15%-20% of all diagnosed breast cancers are characterized by amplified and overexpressed HER2 (= ErbB2). These breast cancers are aggressive and have a poor prognosis. Although improvements in treatment have been achieved after the introduction of trastuzumab and lapatinib, many patients do not benefit from these drugs. Therefore, in-depth understanding of the mechanisms behind the treatment responses is essential to find alternative therapeutic strategies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirteen HER2 positive breast cancer cell lines were screened with 22 commercially available compounds, mainly targeting proteins in the ErbB2-signaling pathway, and molecular mechanisms related to treatment sensitivity were sought...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350208/polarity-establishment-by-cdc42-key-roles-for-positive-feedback-and-differential-mobility
#19
Benjamin Woods, Daniel J Lew
Cell polarity is fundamental to the function of most cells. The evolutionarily conserved molecular machinery that controls cell polarity is centered on a family of GTPases related to Cdc42. Cdc42 becomes activated and concentrated at polarity sites, but studies in yeast model systems led to controversy on the mechanisms of polarization. Here we review recent studies that have clarified how Cdc42 becomes polarized in yeast. On one hand, findings that appeared to support a key role for the actin cytoskeleton and vesicle traffic in polarity establishment now appear to reflect the action of stress response pathways induced by cytoskeletal perturbations...
March 28, 2017: Small GTPases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350109/pathway-deviation-based-biomarker-and-multi-effect-target-identification-in-asbestos-related-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung
#20
Jiang Du, Lin Zhang
Asbestos-related lung carcinoma is one of the most devastating occupational cancers, and effective techniques for early diagnosis are still lacking. In the present study, a systematic approach was applied to detect a potential biomarker for asbestos-related lung cancer (ARLC); in particular asbestos-related squamous cell carcinoma (ARLC-SCC). Microarray data (GSE23822) were retrieved from the Gene Expression Omnibus database, including 26 ARLC-SCCs and 30 non-asbestos-related squamous cell lung carcinomas (NARLC-SCCs)...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
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