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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230863/oncogenic-role-of-rab-escort-protein-1-through-egfr-and-stat3-pathway
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Un-Jung Yun, Jee Young Sung, Seog-Yun Park, Sang-Kyu Ye, Jaegal Shim, Jae-Seon Lee, Masahiko Hibi, Young-Ki Bae, Yong-Nyun Kim
Rab escort protein-1 (REP1) is linked to choroideremia (CHM), an X-linked degenerative disorder caused by mutations of the gene encoding REP1 (CHM). REP1 mutant zebrafish showed excessive cell death throughout the body, including the eyes, indicating that REP1 is critical for cell survival, a hallmark of cancer. In the present study, we found that REP1 is overexpressed in human tumor tissues from cervical, lung, and colorectal cancer patients, whereas it is expressed at relatively low levels in the normal tissue counterparts...
February 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230855/simvastatin-induced-cell-cycle-arrest-through-inhibition-of-stat3-skp2-axis-and-activation-of-ampk-to-promote-p27-and-p21-accumulation-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Sin-Ting Wang, Hsiu J Ho, Jaw-Town Lin, Jeng-Jer Shieh, Chun-Ying Wu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is characterized by a poor prognosis and is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. Simvastatin, an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, which decreases cholesterol synthesis by inhibiting mevalonate pathways and is widely used to treat cardiovascular diseases. Simvastatin exhibits anticancer effects against several malignancies. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the anticancer effects of simvastatin on HCC are still not well understood. In this study, we demonstrated simvastatin-induced G0/G1 arrest by inducing p21 and p27 accumulation in HepG2 and Hep3B cells...
February 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230281/resveratrol-enhances-self-renewal-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#3
Na Li, Zhaoyu Du, Qiaoyan Shen, Qijing Lei, Ying Zhang, Mengfei Zhang, Jinlian Hua
Resveratrol (RSV) has been shown to affect the differentiation of several types of stem cells, while the detailed mechanism is elusive. Here, we aim to investigate the function of RSV in self-renewal of mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and the related mechanisms. In contrast with its reported roles, we found unexpectedly that differentiated ESCs or iPSCs treated by RSV would not show further differentiation, but regained a naïve pluripotency state with higher expressions of core transcriptional factors and with the ability to differentiate into all three germ layers when transplanted in vivo...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228260/chemotherapy-induced-ca-2-release-stimulates-breast-cancer-stem-cell-enrichment
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Haiquan Lu, Ivan Chen, Larissa A Shimoda, Youngrok Park, Chuanzhao Zhang, Linh Tran, Huimin Zhang, Gregg L Semenza
Breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs) play a critical role in tumor recurrence and metastasis. Exposure of breast cancer cells to chemotherapy leads to an enrichment of BCSCs. Here, we find that chemotherapy induces the expression of glutathione S-transferase omega 1 (GSTO1), which is dependent on hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) and HIF-2. Knockdown of GSTO1 expression abrogates carboplatin-induced BCSC enrichment, decreases tumor initiation and metastatic capacity, and delays tumor recurrence after chemotherapy...
February 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228214/inhibition-of-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-non-receptor-type-2-by-ptp-inhibitor-xix-its-role-as-a-multiphosphatase-inhibitor
#5
Hien Thi Thu Le, Young-Chang Cho, Sayeon Cho
Protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) play crucial roles in signal transduction and their functional alteration has been detected in many diseases. PTP inhibitors have been developed as therapeutic drugs for diseases that are related to the activity of PTPs. In this study, PTP inhibitor XIX, an inhibitor of CD45 and PTEN, was investigated whether it inhibits other PTPs. Protein tyrosine phosphatase non-receptor type 2 (PTPN2) was selectively inhibited by the inhibitor in a competitive manner. Drug affinity responsive target stability (DARTS) analysis showed that the inhibitor induces conformational changes in PTPN2...
February 23, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225008/anticancer-osmium-complex-inhibitors-of-the-hif-1%C3%AE-and-p300-protein-protein-interaction
#6
Chao Yang, Wanhe Wang, Guo-Dong Li, Hai-Jing Zhong, Zhen-Zhen Dong, Chun-Yuen Wong, Daniel W J Kwong, Dik-Lung Ma, Chung-Hang Leung
The hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) pathway has been considered to be an attractive anti-cancer target. One strategy to inhibit HIF activity is through the disruption of the HIF-1α-p300 protein-protein interaction. We report herein the identification of an osmium(II) complex as the first metal-based inhibitor of the HIF-1α-p300 interaction. We evaluated the effect of complex 1 on HIF-1α signaling pathway in vitro and in cellulo by using the dual luciferase reporter assay, co-immunoprecipitation assay, and immunoblot assay...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224816/protective-effect-of-curcumin-against-myocardium-injury-in-ischemia-reperfusion-rats
#7
HuaJin Liu, ChangHua Wang, Zengyong Qiao, Yawei Xu
CONTEXT: Curcumin has long been used as a condiment and a traditional medicine worldwide. OBJECTIVE: The current study investigates the possible protective effect of curcumin on heart function in myocardium ischemia-reperfusion (MIR) rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We fed Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats (10 in each group) either curcumin (10, 20 or 30 mg/kg/d) or saline. Twenty days later, the rats were subjected to myocardial injuries by ligating the left anterior descending coronary artery (60 min), and subsequently, the heart (3 h) reperfused by releasing the ligation...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224022/introduction-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease-biomarkers-panel-using-protein-protein-interaction-ppi-network-analysis
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Hamid Asadzadeh-Aghdaee, Shabnam Shahrokh, Mohsen Norouzinia, Mostafa Hosseini, Aliasghar Keramatinia, Mostafa Jamalan, Bijan Naghibzadeh, Ali Sadeghi, Somayeh Jahani Sherafat, Mohammad Reza Zali
AIM: In the present study, a protein-protein interaction network construction is conducted for IBD. BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel diseases as serious chronic gastrointestinal disorders attracted many molecular investigations. Diverse molecular information is present for IBD. However, these molecular findings are not highlighted based on interactome analysis. On the other hand, PPI network analysis is a powerful method for study of molecular interactions in the protein level that provide useful information for highlighting the desired key proteins...
December 2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223541/targeting-growth-hormone-receptor-in-human-melanoma-cells-attenuates-tumor-progression-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-via-suppression-of-multiple-oncogenic-pathways
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Reetobrata Basu, Shiyong Wu, John J Kopchick
Recent reports have confirmed highest levels of growth hormone (GH) receptor (GHR) transcripts in melanoma, one of the most aggressive forms of human cancer. Yet the mechanism of GH action in melanoma remains mostly unknown. Here, using human malignant melanoma cells, we examined the effects of GH excess or siRNA mediated GHR knock-down (GHRKD) on tumor proliferation, migration and invasion. GH promoted melanoma progression while GHRKD attenuated the same. Western blot analysis revealed drastic modulation of multiple oncogenic signaling pathways (JAK2, STAT1, STAT3, STAT5, AKT, mTOR, SRC and ERK1/2) following addition of GH or GHRKD...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223426/resistance-mechanism-against-trastuzumab-in-her2-positive-cancer-cells-and-its-negation-by-src-inhibition
#10
Mei Hua Jin, Ah-Rong Nam, Ji Eun Park, Ju-Hee Bang, Yung-Jue Bang, Do-Youn Oh
Trastuzumab in combination with chemotherapy is the standard of care for patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast and gastric cancers. Several resistance mechanisms against anti-HER2 therapy have been proposed. Src activation has been suggested to be responsible for the resistance of HER2-positive breast cancer. In our study, we generated four trastuzumab-resistant (HR) cancer cell lines from HER2-amplified gastric and biliary tract cancer cell lines (SNU-216, NCI-N87, SNU-2670, and SNU-2773)...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223425/role-of-stat3-and-foxo1-in-the-divergent-therapeutic-responses-of-non-metastatic-and-metastatic-bladder-cancer-cells-to-mir-145
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Guosong Jiang, Chao Huang, Jingxia Li, Haishan Huang, Honglei Jin, Junlan Zhu, Xue-Ru Wu, Chuanshu Huang
Although miR-145 is the most frequently down-regulated miRNA in bladder cancer (BC), its exact stage-association and downstream effector have not been defined. Here, we found that miR-145 was upregulated in human BC patients with lymph node metastasis and in metastatic T24T cell line. Forced expression of miR-145 promoted anchorage-independent growth of T24T cells accompanied by the down-regulation of forkhead box class O1 (FOXO1). In contrast, in non-metastatic T24 cells, miR-145 overexpression inhibited cell growth with upregulation of FOXO1 and the knockdown of FOXO1 abolished the miR-145-mediated inhibition of cell growth...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223314/attenuation-of-epidermal-growth-factor-egf-signaling-by-growth-hormone-gh
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Lorena Gonzalez, Johanna Gabriela Miquet, Pablo E Irene, María Eugenia Díaz, Soledad P Rossi, Ana Isabel Sotelo, Mónica B Frungieri, Cristal M Hill, Andrzej Bartke, Daniel Turyn
Transgenic mice overexpressing growth hormone (GH) show increased hepatic protein content of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which is broadly associated with cell proliferation and oncogenesis. However, chronically elevated levels of GH result in desensitization of STAT-mediated EGF signal and similar response of Erk1/2 and Akt signaling to EGF compared to normal mice. To ascertain the mechanisms involved in GH attenuation of EGF signaling and the consequences on cell cycle promotion, phosphorylation of signaling mediators was studied at different time points after EGF stimulation, and induction of proteins involved in cell cycle progression was assessed in normal and GH-overexpressing transgenic mice...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223169/igf1-igf1r-stat3-signaling-inducible-ifitm2-promotes-gastric-cancer-growth-and-metastasis
#13
Li Xu, Rui Zhou, Lezhong Yuan, Shiqing Wang, Xiaoyin Li, Huanrong Ma, Minyu Zhou, Changqie Pan, Jingwen Zhang, Na Huang, Min Shi, Jianping Bin, Yulin Liao, Wangjun Liao
Interferon-induced transmembrane proteins (IFITMs) are expressed in some types of cancer. However, their precise roles in tumor progression remain unclear. The present study investigated the function of IFITM2 in gastric cancer (GC) progression. A retrospective analysis of a public database and 167 GC patients revealed that IFITM2 expression was upregulated in gastric tumor samples, which was positively correlated with disease progression, more frequent postoperative recurrence, and higher mortality rate. IFITM2 knockdown decreased GC cell proliferation, migration, invasion, and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in vitro...
February 18, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223148/stat3-activation-in-infection-and-infection-associated-cancer
#14
Rong Lu, Yong-Guo Zhang, Jun Sun
The Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators for transcription (JAK/STAT) pathway plays crucial roles in regulating apoptosis, proliferation, differentiation, and the inflammatory response. The JAK/STAT families are composed of four JAK family members and seven STAT family members. STAT3 plays a key role in inducing and maintaining a pro-carcinogenic inflammatory microenvironment. Recent evidence suggests that STAT3 regulates diverse biological functions in pathogenesis of diseases, such as infection and cancer...
February 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222747/ire1%C3%AE-xbp1-pathway-promotes-melanoma-progression-by-regulating-il-6-stat3-signaling
#15
Cheng Chen, Xuejun Zhang
BACKGROUND: The IRE1α-XBP1 pathway is the most conserved branch of the unfolded protein response pathways, which are activated during endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress caused by the accumulation of unfolded/misfolded proteins in the ER lumen. The IRE1α-XBP1 pathway plays a critical role in various cancers. However, the role of this pathway in melanoma cell growth remains unclear. METHODS: Sixty-one pairs of melanoma specimens and corresponding normal tissues from patients were stained with XBP1...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222632/cryptotanshinone-potentiates-the-antitumor-effects-of-doxorubicin-on-gastric-cancer-cells-via-inhibition-of-stat3-activity
#16
Jiye Wang, Guangji Zhang, Chunyan Dai, Xiufei Gao, Jianbin Wu, Li Shen, Zhe Chen, Pei Liu
Objective To investigate the synergistic effects of cryptotanshinone (CPT) and doxorubicin (DOXO) on induction of apoptosis in human gastric cancer cells and the mechanisms. Methods Cell proliferation and apoptosis were detected using the CCK8 assay and AnnexinV/PI staining, respectively. Western blotting was used to determine the levels and phosphorylation of proteins encoded by STAT3-regulated genes and the cleaved forms of caspases and PARP. Results CPT significantly potentiated the antiproliferative effect of DOXO in gastric cancer cell lines...
February 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222148/microrna-200a-silencing-protects-neural-stem-cells-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#17
Ji Ma, Shaofeng Shui, Xinwei Han, Dong Guo, Tengfei Li, Lei Yan
Neural stem cells (NSCs) play major roles in neurological recovery after cerebral infarction (CI). This study was trying to investigate whether miR-200a, a vital regulator in cell proliferation, migration and apoptosis, also has a role in oxygen-glucose deprivation/reperfusion (OGD/R) injured NSCs. In this study, primary NSCs were subjected to OGD/R conditions to mimic an in vitro CI model. Before OGD/R induction, NSCs were transfected with vector or shRNA against miR-200a to overexpress or suppress miR-200a expression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222105/stat3-cdc25a-dependent-cell-proliferation-promotes-embryonic-axis-extension-during-zebrafish-gastrulation
#18
Yinzi Liu, Diane S Sepich, Lilianna Solnica-Krezel
Cell proliferation has generally been considered dispensable for anteroposterior extension of embryonic axis during vertebrate gastrulation. Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (Stat3), a conserved controller of cell proliferation, survival and regeneration, is associated with human scoliosis, cancer and Hyper IgE Syndrome. Zebrafish Stat3 was proposed to govern convergence and extension gastrulation movements in part by promoting Wnt/Planar Cell Polarity (PCP) signaling, a conserved regulator of mediolaterally polarized cell behaviors...
February 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221800/self-associating-poly-ethylene-oxide-block-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-peo-b-pcl-drug-conjugates-for-the-delivery-of-stat3-inhibitor-jsi-124-potential-application-in-cancer-immunotherapy
#19
Shyam M Garg, Mohammad Reza Vakili, Ommoleila Molavi, Afsaneh Lavasanifar
Constitutive activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) in tumor cells and tumor associated dendritic cells (DCs) plays a major role in the progression of cancer. JSI-124 (Cucurbitacin I) is a potent inhibitor of STAT3, however, its poor solubility and non-specificity limits its effectiveness in cancer immunotherapy. In order to achieve a nano-carrier for solubilisation and passive targeting of JSI-124 to tumor cells and tumor associated DCs, the drug was chemically conjugated to pendent COOH groups of self-associating poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly(-carboxylate-ε-caprolactone) (PEO-b-PCCL)...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220839/pten-status-is-a-crucial-determinant-of-the-functional-outcome-of-combined-mek-and-mtor-inhibition-in-cancer
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Michele Milella, Italia Falcone, Fabiana Conciatori, Silvia Matteoni, Andrea Sacconi, Teresa De Luca, Chiara Bazzichetto, Vincenzo Corbo, Michele Simbolo, Isabella Sperduti, Antonina Benfante, Anais Del Curatolo, Ursula Cesta Incani, Federico Malusa, Adriana Eramo, Giovanni Sette, Aldo Scarpa, Marina Konopleva, Michael Andreeff, James Andrew McCubrey, Giovanni Blandino, Matilde Todaro, Giorgio Stassi, Ruggero De Maria, Francesco Cognetti, Donatella Del Bufalo, Ludovica Ciuffreda
Combined MAPK/PI3K pathway inhibition represents an attractive, albeit toxic, therapeutic strategy in oncology. Since PTEN lies at the intersection of these two pathways, we investigated whether PTEN status determines the functional response to combined pathway inhibition. PTEN (gene, mRNA, and protein) status was extensively characterized in a panel of cancer cell lines and combined MEK/mTOR inhibition displayed highly synergistic pharmacologic interactions almost exclusively in PTEN-loss models. Genetic manipulation of PTEN status confirmed a mechanistic role for PTEN in determining the functional outcome of combined pathway blockade...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
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