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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522591/inhibition-of-aurora-a-and-aurora-b-is-required-for-the-sensitivity-of-hpv-driven-cervical-cancers-to-aurora-kinase-inhibitors
#1
David Martin, Sora Fallaha, Martina Proctor, Alexander Stevenson, Lewis Perrin, Nigel McMillan, Brian Gabrielli
The activity and efficacy of Aurora inhibitors have been reported in a wide range of cancer types.   The most prominent Aurora inhibitor is Alisertib, an investigational Aurora inhibitor that has been the subject of more than 30 clinical trials.   Alisertib has inhibitory activity against both Aurora A and B, although it is considered to be primarily an Aurora A inhibitor in vivo.  Here we show that Alisertib inhibits both Aurora A and B in vivo in preclinical models of HPV-driven cervical cancer, and that it is the inhibition of Aurora A and B that provide the selectivity and efficacy of this drug in vivo in this disease setting...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504362/synthesis-and-structure-elucidation-of-polyphenols-containing-the-n-methyleneformohydrazide-scaffold-as-aurora-kinase-inhibitors
#2
Dongsoo Koh, Yearam Jung, Seunghyun Ahn, Kenneth Hun Mok, Soon Young Shin, Yoongho Lim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry: MRC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502659/apc-c-cdh1-enables-removal-of-shugoshin-2-from-the-arms-of-bivalent-chromosomes-by-moderating-cyclin-dependent-kinase-activity
#3
Ahmed Rattani, Randy Ballesteros Mejia, Katherine Roberts, Maurici B Roig, Jonathan Godwin, Michael Hopkins, Manuel Eguren, Luis Sanchez-Pulido, Elwy Okaz, Sugako Ogushi, Magda Wolna, Jean Metson, Alberto M Pendás, Marcos Malumbres, Béla Novák, Mary Herbert, Kim Nasmyth
In mammalian females, germ cells remain arrested as primordial follicles. Resumption of meiosis is heralded by germinal vesicle breakdown, condensation of chromosomes, and their eventual alignment on metaphase plates. At the first meiotic division, anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome associated with Cdc20 (APC/C(Cdc20)) activates separase and thereby destroys cohesion along chromosome arms. Because cohesion around centromeres is protected by shugoshin-2, sister chromatids remain attached through centromeric/pericentromeric cohesin...
May 10, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499611/silver-nanoparticle-induced-phosphorylation-of-histone-h3-at-serine-10-is-due-to-dynamic-changes-in-actin-filaments-and-the-activation-of-aurora-kinases
#4
Xiaoxu Zhao, Tatsushi Toyooka, Yuko Ibuki
The phosphorylation of histone H3 at serine 10 (p-H3S10) has been closely correlated with mitotic chromosome condensation. We previously reported that silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) significantly induced p-H3S10 independent of mitosis. In the present study, we examined the mechanisms underlying the induction of p-H3S10 by AgNPs. A treatment with AgNPs markedly induced p-H3S10 in a dose-dependent manner in three types of cell lines, and this was dependent on the cellular incorporation of AgNPs. The immunofluorescent staining of AgNP-induced p-H3S10 was thin and solid throughout the nucleus, and differed from that normally associated with mitosis...
May 9, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482026/pre-clinical-drug-screen-reveals-topotecan-actinomycin-d-and-volasertib-as-potential-new-therapeutic-candidates-for-etmr-brain-tumor-patients
#5
Christin Schmidt, Nil A Schubert, Sebastian Brabetz, Norman Mack, Benjamin Schwalm, Jennifer A Chan, Florian Selt, Christel Herold-Mende, Olaf Witt, Till Milde, Stefan M Pfister, Andrey Korshunov, Marcel Kool
Background: Embryonal tumor with multilayered rosettes (ETMR) is a rare and aggressive embryonal brain tumor that solely occurs in infants and young children and has only recently been recognized as a separate brain tumor entity in the WHO classification for CNS tumors. Patients have a very dismal prognosis with a median survival of 12 months upon diagnosis despite aggressive treatment. The aim of this study was to develop novel treatment regimens in a pre-clinical drug screen in order to inform potentially more active clinical trial protocols...
May 8, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479321/ska3-phosphorylated-by-cdk1-binds-ndc80-and-recruits-ska-to-kinetochores-to-promote-mitotic-progression
#6
Qian Zhang, Sushama Sivakumar, Yujue Chen, Haishan Gao, Lu Yang, Zhu Yuan, Hongtao Yu, Hong Liu
The spindle and kinetochore-associated (Ska) protein complex is required for accurate chromosome segregation during mitosis [1-6] and consists of two copies each of Ska1, Ska2, and Ska3 proteins [4, 7]. The Ska complex contains multiple microtubule-binding elements and promotes kinetochore-microtubule attachment [8-11]. The Ska1 C-terminal domain (CTD) recruits protein phosphatase 1 (PP1) to kinetochores to promote timely anaphase onset [12]. The Ska complex regulates, and is regulated by, Aurora B [13]. Aurora B phosphorylates both Ska1 and Ska3 to inhibit the kinetochore localization of the Ska complex [14]...
April 29, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470610/production-of-protein-kinases-in-e-coli
#7
Charlotte A Dodson
Recombinant protein expression is widely used to generate milligram quantities of protein kinases for crystallographic, enzymatic, or other biophysical assays in vitro. Expression in E. coli is fast, cheap, and reliable. Here I present a detailed protocol for the production of human Aurora-A kinase. I begin with transformation of a suitable plasmid into an expression strain of E. coli, followed by growth and harvesting of bacterial cell cultures. Finally, I describe the purification of Aurora-A to homogeneity using immobilized metal affinity and size exclusion chromatographies...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468989/citron-kinase-renaissance-of-a-neglected-mitotic-kinase
#8
REVIEW
Pier Paolo D'Avino
Cell division controls the faithful segregation of genomic and cytoplasmic materials between the two nascent daughter cells. Members of the Aurora, Polo and cyclin-dependent (Cdk) kinase families are known to regulate multiple events throughout cell division, whereas another kinase, citron kinase (CIT-K), for a long time has been considered to function solely during cytokinesis, the last phase of cell division. CIT-K was originally proposed to regulate the ingression of the cleavage furrow that forms at the equatorial cortex of the dividing cell after chromosome segregation...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458622/characterization-of-the-indirubin-derivative-ldd970-as-a-small-molecule-aurora-kinase-a-inhibitor-in-human-colorectal-cancer-cells
#9
Karyn Muzinga Ndolo, Kyeong Ryang Park, Hyo Jeong Lee, Kyoung Bin Yoon, Yong-Chul Kim, Sun-Young Han
Aurora kinase A plays an essential role in mitosis including chromosome separation and cytokinesis. Aberrant expression and activity of Aurora kinase A is associated with numerous malignancies including colorectal cancer followed by poor prognosis. The aim of this study is to determine the inhibitory effects of LDD970, an indirubin derivative, on Aurora kinase A in HT29 colorectal cancer cells. In vitro kinase assay revealed that, LDD970 inhibited levels of activated Aurora kinase A (IC50=0.37 mM). The inhibitory effects of LDD970 on Aurora kinase A, autophosphorylation and phosphorylation of histone H3 (Ser10), were confirmed by immunoblot analysis...
April 2017: Immune Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454467/investigation-of-differentially-expressed-micrornas-and-genes-in-cervical-cancer-using-an-integrated-bioinformatics-analysis
#10
Zhanzhan Xu, Yu Zhou, Fang Shi, Yexuan Cao, Thi Lan Anh Dinh, Jing Wan, Min Zhao
Cervical cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women worldwide. In order to identify the microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) and mRNAs associated with the carcinogenesis of cervical cancer, and to investigate the molecular mechanisms of cervical cancer, an miRNA microarray, GSE30656, and 3 mRNA microarrays, GSE63514, GSE39001 and GSE9750, for cervical cancer were retrieved from Gene Expression Omnibus. These datasets were analyzed in order to obtain differentially-expressed genes (DEGs) and miRNAs using the GEO2R tool...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453729/ablation-of-periostin-inhibits-post-infarction-myocardial-regeneration-in-neonatal-mice-mediated-by-the-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-cyclin-d1-signalling-pathway
#11
Zhenhuan Chen, Jiahe Xie, Huixin Hao, Hairuo Lin, Long Wang, Yingxue Zhang, Lin Chen, Shiping Cao, Xiaobo Huang, Wangjun Liao, Jianping Bin, Yulin Liao
Aims: To resolve the controversy as to whether periostin plays a role in myocardial regeneration after myocardial infarction (MI), we created a neonatal mouse model of MI to investigate the influence of periostin ablation on myocardial regeneration and clarify the underlying mechanisms. Methods and results: Neonatal periostin-knockout mice and their wildtype littermates were subjected to MI or sham surgery. In the wildtype mice after MI, fibrosis was detectable at 3 days and fibrotic tissue was completely replaced by regenerated myocardium at 21 days...
May 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447036/recent-translational-research-into-targeted-therapy-for-liposarcoma
#12
REVIEW
Rashi Bharat Patel, Ting Li, Zhichao Liao, Jivani Aakash Jaldeepbhai, H A Pavanika N V Perera, Sujani Kaushalya Muthukuda, Dholiya Hardeep Dhirubhai, Vaibhav Singh, Xiaoling Du, Jilong Yang
Liposarcomas (LPS) are among the most common soft tissue sarcomas, originating from adipocytes. Treatment for LPS typically involves surgical resection and radiation therapy, while the use of conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy for unresectable or metastatic LPS remains controversial. This review summarizes the results of recent translational research and trials of novel therapies targeting various genetic and molecular aberrations in different subtypes of LPS. Genetic aberrations such as the 12q13-15 amplicon, genetic amplification of MDM2, CDK4, TOP2A, PTK7, and CHEK1, point mutations in CTNNB1, CDH1, FBXW7, and EPHA1, as the fusion of FUS-DDIT3/EWSR1-DDIT3 are involved in the pathogenesis LPS and represent potential therapeutic candidates...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444399/development-of-a-multipurpose-scaffold-for-the-display-of-peptide-loops
#13
Maxim Rossmann, Sandra J Greive, Tommaso Moschetti, Michael Dinan, Marko Hyvönen
Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) determine a wide range of biological processes and analysis of these dynamic networks is increasingly becoming a mandatory tool for studying protein function. Using the globular ATPase domain of recombinase RadA as a scaffold, we have developed a peptide display system (RAD display), which allows for the presentation of target peptides, protein domains or full-length proteins and their rapid recombinant production in bacteria. The design of the RAD display system includes differently tagged versions of the scaffold, which allows for flexibility in the protein purification method, and chemical coupling for small molecule labeling or surface immobilization...
April 24, 2017: Protein Engineering, Design & Selection: PEDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442587/combined-aurka-and-h3k9-methyltransferase-targeting-inhibits-cell-growth-by-inducing-mitotic-catastrophe
#14
Angela Mathison, Ann Salmonson, Mckenna Missfeldt, Jennifer Bintz, Monique Williams, Sarah Kossak, Asha Nair, Thiago M de Assuncao, Trace A Christensen, Navtej S Buttar, Juan L Iovanna, Robert Huebert, Gwen Lomberk
The current integrative pathobiological hypothesis states that pancreatic cancer (PDAC) develops and progresses in response to an interaction between known oncogenes and downstream epigenomic regulators. Congruently, this study tests a new combinatorial therapy based on the inhibition of the Aurora kinase A (AURKA) oncogene and one of its targets, the H3K9 methylation-based epigenetic pathway. This therapeutic combination is effective at inhibiting the in vitro growth of PDAC cells both, in monolayer culture systems, and in 3D spheroids and organoids...
April 25, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441529/mps1-regulates-kinetochore-microtubule-attachment-stability-via-the-ska-complex-to-ensure-error-free-chromosome-segregation
#15
John Maciejowski, Hauke Drechsler, Kathrin Grundner-Culemann, Edward R Ballister, Jose-Antonio Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Veronica Rodriguez-Bravo, Mathew J K Jones, Emily Foley, Michael A Lampson, Henrik Daub, Andrew D McAinsh, Prasad V Jallepalli
The spindle assembly checkpoint kinase Mps1 not only inhibits anaphase but also corrects erroneous attachments that could lead to missegregation and aneuploidy. However, Mps1's error correction-relevant substrates are unknown. Using a chemically tuned kinetochore-targeting assay, we show that Mps1 destabilizes microtubule attachments (K fibers) epistatically to Aurora B, the other major error-correcting kinase. Through quantitative proteomics, we identify multiple sites of Mps1-regulated phosphorylation at the outer kinetochore...
April 24, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436952/playing-polo-during-mitosis-plk1-takes-the-lead
#16
REVIEW
G Combes, I Alharbi, L G Braga, S Elowe
Polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1), the prototypical member of the polo-like family of serine/threonine kinases, is a pivotal regulator of mitosis and cytokinesis in eukaryotes. Many layers of regulation have evolved to target PLK1 to different subcellular structures and to its various mitotic substrates in line with its numerous functions during mitosis. Collective work is starting to illuminate an important set of substrates for PLK1: the mitotic kinases that together ensure the fidelity of the cell division process...
April 24, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435066/cross-talk-between-sumoylation-and-phosphorylation-in-mouse-spermatocytes
#17
Yuxuan Xiao, Benjamin Lucas, Elana Molcho, Margarita Vigodner
The meiotic G2/M1 transition is mostly regulated by posttranslational modifications, however, the cross-talk between different posttranslational modifications is not well-understood, especially in spermatocytes. Sumoylation has emerged as a critical regulatory event in several developmental processes, including reproduction. In mouse oocytes, inhibition of sumoylation caused various meiotic defects and led to aneuploidy. However, the role of sumoylation in male reproduction has only begun to be elucidated. Given the important role of several SUMO targets (including kinases) in meiosis, in this study, the role of sumoylation was addressed by monitoring the G2/M1 transition in pachytene spermatocytes in vitro upon inhibition of sumoylation...
April 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434146/differential-regulation-of-h3s10-phosphorylation-mitosis-progression-and-cell-fate-by-aurora-kinase-b-and-c-in-mouse-preimplantation-embryos
#18
Wenzhi Li, Peizhe Wang, Bingjie Zhang, Jing Zhang, Jia Ming, Wei Xie, Jie Na
Coordination of cell division and cell fate is crucial for the successful development of mammalian early embryos. Aurora kinases are evolutionarily conserved serine/threonine kinases and key regulators of mitosis. Aurora kinase B (AurkB) is ubiquitously expressed while Aurora kinase C (AurkC) is specifically expressed in gametes and preimplantation embryos. We found that increasing AurkC level in one blastomere of the 2-cell embryo accelerated cell division and decreasing AurkC level slowed down mitosis. Changing AurkB level had the opposite effect...
April 22, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431392/characterization-of-aurora-a-and-its-impact-on-the-effect-of-cisplatin-based-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#19
Peng Kuang, Zuhua Chen, JiaYuan Wang, Zhentao Liu, Jingyuan Wang, Jing Gao, Lin Shen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Aurora A, as a member of serine/threonine kinase family and a common characteristic of epithelial cancers, plays a critical role in cell mitosis. However, the clinical significance of Aurora A in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains undetermined. METHODS: The expression of Aurora A in NSCLC and paired normal adjacent lung tissues was determined by immunohistochemistry, Western blot, and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction...
June 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430635/unsuccessful-mitosis-in-multicellular-tumour-spheroids
#20
Annie Molla, Morgane Couvet, Jean-Luc Coll
Multicellular spheroids are very attractive models in oncology because they mimic the 3D organization of the tumour cells with their microenvironment. We show here using 3 different cell types (mammary TSA/pc, embryonic kidney Hek293 and cervical cancer HeLa), that when the cells are growing as spheroids the frequency of binucleated cells is augmented as occurs in some human tumours.We therefore describe mitosis in multicellular spheroids by following mitotic markers and by time-lapse experiments. Chromosomes alignment appears to be correct on the metaphasic plate and the passenger complex is well localized on centromere...
April 25, 2017: Oncotarget
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