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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230276/dissection-of-regulatory-elements-during-direct-conversion-of-somatic-cells-into-neurons
#1
Tahereh Soleimani, Nafiseh Falsafi, Hossein Fallahi
A revolutionary approach that involves direct conversion of somatic cells into almost any other types of cells showed promising results for regenerative medicine. Currently, producing valuable cell types including neurons, cardiomyocytes and hepatocytes through direct conversion of somatic cells appear to be a feasible option for regenerative medicine. The process involves inducing the cells by chemical cocktails or by expression of different types of transcription factors. In this concept, in vitro neurogenesis considered to be able to produce neuron cells to replace damaged neurons especially in Alzheimer and Parkinson disease...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229117/dna-methylation-data-for-identification-of-epigenetic-targets-of-resveratrol-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#2
Rubiceli Medina-Aguilar, Carlos Pérez-Plasencia, Patricio Gariglio, Laurence A Marchat, Ali Flores-Pérez, César López-Camarillo, Jaime García Mena
Previous studies revealed that some bioactive food components have anti-cancer effects. However epigenetic effects of dietary compound resveratrol are largely unknown in breast cancer cells (M.A. Dawson, T. Kouzarides, 2012) [1]. Here we provide novel data and comparisons of DNA methylation status of promoter gene regions in response to resveratrol treatment at 24 h and 48 h versus untreated MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells. DNA methylation changes were measured using Array-PRIMES method (aPRIMES) followed by whole-genome hybridization using human DNA methylation promoter microarray NimbleGen HG18 Refseq Promoter 3×720 K array...
April 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229087/modeling-williams-syndrome-with-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#3
Thanathom Chailangkarn, Alysson R Muotri
The development of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) like never before has opened novel opportunity to study diseases in relevant cell types. In our recent study, Williams syndrome (WS), a rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorder, that is caused by hemizygous deletion of 25-28 genes on chromosome 7, is of interest because of its unique cognitive and social profiles. Little is known about haploinsufficiency effect of those deleted genes on molecular and cellular phenotypes at the neural level due to the lack of relevant human cellular model...
2017: Neurogenesis (Austin, Tex.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224194/mycoepoxydiene-suppresses-hela-cell-growth-by-inhibiting-glycolysis-and-the-pentose-phosphate-pathway
#4
Kehua Jin, Li Li, Xihuan Sun, Qingyan Xu, Siyang Song, Yuemao Shen, Xianming Deng
Upregulation of glycolysis and the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) is a major characteristic of the metabolic reprogramming of cancer and provides cancer cells with energy and vital metabolites to support their rapid proliferation. Targeting glycolysis and the PPP has emerged as a promising antitumor therapeutic strategy. Marine natural products are attractive sources for anticancer therapeutics, as evidenced by the antitumor drug Yondelis. Mycoepoxydiene (MED) is a natural product isolated from a marine fungus that has shown promising inhibitory efficacy against HeLa cells in vitro...
February 21, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222245/translation-rewiring-at-the-heart-of-phenotype-switching-in-melanoma
#5
Eleonora Leucci, Pierre Close, Jean-Christophe Marine
During tumor progression cancer cells are constantly challenged by intrinsic oncogene-induced and extrinsic micro-environmental stress signals such as hypoxia, nutrient deprivation, oxidative and genotoxic stress. Under these suboptimal growth conditions cancer cells activate an Integrative Stress Response (ISR), which results in a transient decrease in energy consumption followed by a cellular adaptation phase and possibly recovery, if the environmental conditions become more favorable. Translation is a very high energy-consuming process; it is therefore not surprising that to minimize energy consumption cancer cells turn down global protein synthesis rates while reprograming translation towards specific transcripts required for survival and adaptation...
February 21, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220655/ppars-in-the-central-nervous-system-roles-in-neurodegeneration-and-neuroinflammation
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Juan M Zolezzi, Manuel J Santos, Sussy Bastías-Candia, Claudio Pinto, Juan A Godoy, Nibaldo C Inestrosa
Over 25 years have passed since peroxisome proliferators-activated receptors (PPARs), were first described. Like other members of the nuclear receptors superfamily, PPARs have been defined as critical sensors and master regulators of cellular metabolism. Recognized as ligand-activated transcription factors, they are involved in lipid, glucose and amino acid metabolism, taking part in different cellular processes, including cellular differentiation and apoptosis, inflammatory modulation and attenuation of acute and chronic neurological damage in vivo and in vitro...
February 20, 2017: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220422/mapk-assays-in-arabidopsis-mamp-prr-signal-transduction
#7
Hoo Sun Chung, Jen Sheen
Activation of MAPK (Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase) cascades after MAMP (Microbe-Associated Molecular Pattern) perception through PRR (Pattern Recognition Receptor) is one of the first conserved responses when plants encounter microbial organisms. Phosphorylation of various cellular factors in the MAMP-PRR pathway by MAPK cascades is critical for broad-spectrum plant innate immunity. Measurement of MAPK activation and identification of MAPK phosphorylation targets in the MAMP-PRR signal transduction pathway are essential to understand how plants reprogram their cellular processes to cope with unfavorable microbial attack...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213718/reprogramming-cell-fates-by-small-molecules
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Xiaojie Ma, Linghao Kong, Saiyong Zhu
Reprogramming cell fates towards pluripotent stem cells and other cell types has revolutionized our understanding of cellular plasticity. During the last decade, transcription factors and microRNAs have become powerful reprogramming factors for modulating cell fates. Recently, many efforts are focused on reprogramming cell fates by non-viral and non-integrating chemical approaches. Small molecules not only are useful in generating desired cell types in vitro for various applications, such as disease modeling and cell-based transplantation, but also hold great promise to be further developed as drugs to stimulate patients' endogenous cells to repair and regenerate in vivo...
February 17, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210259/resolution-of-cancer-promoting-inflammation-a-new-approach-for-anticancer-therapy
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Qi Zhang, Bo Zhu, Yongsheng Li
Inflammation is a protective response that eliminates harmful stimuli and restores tissue homeostasis, whereas the failure to resolve inflammation leads to the development of malignancies. Immune cells in the tumor inflammatory microenvironment endow cancer cells with their specific hallmarks, including mutations, metabolic reprograming, angiogenesis, invasion, and metastasis. Targeting the inflammatory microenvironment with anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., aspirin) or by enhancing antitumor immunity (e.g., chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy) has been extensively investigated and has achieved promising results in many cancers...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202510/myc-mediates-large-oncosome-induced-fibroblast-reprogramming-in-prostate-cancer
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Valentina R Minciacchi, Cristiana Spinelli, Mariana Reis-Sobreiro, Lorenzo Cavallini, Sungyong You, Mandana Zandian, Xiaohong Li, Paola Chiarugi, Rosalyn M Adam, Edwin M Posadas, Giuseppe Viglietto, Michael R Freeman, Emanuele Cocucci, Neil A Bhowmick, Dolores Di Vizio
Communication between cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment results in the modulation of complex signaling networks that facilitate tumor progression. Here we describe a new mechanism of intercellular communication originating from large oncosomes (LO), which are cancer cell-derived, atypically large (1-10 μm) extracellular vesicles (EV). We demonstrate that, in the context of prostate cancer, LO harbor sustained AKT1 kinase activity, nominating them as active signaling platforms. Active AKT1 was detected in circulating EV from the plasma of metastatic prostate cancer patients and was LO specific...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202507/yap-taz-mediated-upregulation-of-gab2-leads-to-increased-sensitivity-to-growth-factor-induced-activation-of-the-pi3k-pathway
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Chao Wang, Chao Gu, Kang Jin Jeong, Dong Zhang, Wei Guo, Yiling Lu, Zhenlin Ju, Nattapon Panupinthu, Ji Yeon Yang, Mihai Gagea, Patrick Kwok Shing Ng, Fan Zhang, Gordon B Mills
The transcription regulators YAP and TAZ function as effectors of the HIPPO signaling cascade, critical for organismal development, cell growth, and cellular reprogramming, and YAP/TAZ is commonly misregulated in human cancers. The precise mechanism by which aberrant YAP/TAZ promotes tumor growth remains unclear. The HIPPO tumor suppressor pathway phosphorylates YAP and TAZ resulting in cytosolic sequestration with subsequent degradation. Here we report that the phosphatidylinositol 3' kinase (PI3K)/AKT pathway, which is critically involved in the pathophysiology of endometrial cancer (EC), interacts with the HIPPO pathway at multiple levels...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202352/amino-acid-transporter-slc38a3-promotes-metastasis-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-by-activating-pdk1
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Yanhui Wang, Li Fu, Minqing Cui, Yongbin Wang, Yan Xu, Molin Li, Jun Mi
BACKGROUND: Tumor metastasis is a finely-tuned pathological process coupled to metabolic reprogramming that includes both glutamine and glucose. The solute carrier SLC38A3, a member of amino acid/polyamine/organocation (APC) superfamily, is an L-glutamine transporter. It is not clear whether SLC38A3 involves the metastasis of NSCLC (non small cell lung cancer). METHODS: The scratch test and transwell assay were used to determine the ability of NSCLC to migrate. Cellular amino acids content was determined by mass spectrometry...
February 12, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199202/racial-disparity-in-metabolic-regulation-of-cancer
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Kuldeep S Attri, Divya Murthy, Pankaj K Singh
Genetic mutations and metabolic reprogramming are two key hallmarks of cancer, required for proliferation, invasion, and metastasis of the disease. While genetic mutations, whether inherited or acquired, are critical for the initiation of tumor development, metabolic reprogramming is an effector mechanism imperative for adaptational transition during the progression of cancer. Recent findings in the literature emphasize the significance of molecular cross-talk between these two cellular processes in regulating signaling and differentiation of cancer cells...
March 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198437/increased-nutrient-availability-in-dense-breast-tissue-of-postmenopausal-women-in-vivo
#14
Annelie Abrahamsson, Anna Rzepecka, Charlotta Dabrosin
Metabolic reprogramming is a hallmark of cancer. Nutrient availability in the tissue microenvironment determines cellular events and may play a role in breast carcinogenesis. High mammographic density is an independent risk factor for breast cancer. Whether nutrient availability differs in normal breast tissues with various densities is unknown. Therefore we investigated whether breast tissues with various densities exhibited differences in nutrient availability. Healthy postmenopausal women from the regular mammographic screening program who had either predominantly fatty breast tissue (nondense), n = 18, or extremely dense breast tissue (dense), n = 20, were included...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197395/characterization-of-the-tumor-microenvironment-and-tumor-stroma-interaction-by-non-invasive-preclinical-imaging
#15
REVIEW
Nirilanto Ramamonjisoa, Ellen Ackerstaff
Tumors are often characterized by hypoxia, vascular abnormalities, low extracellular pH, increased interstitial fluid pressure, altered choline-phospholipid metabolism, and aerobic glycolysis (Warburg effect). The impact of these tumor characteristics has been investigated extensively in the context of tumor development, progression, and treatment response, resulting in a number of non-invasive imaging biomarkers. More recent evidence suggests that cancer cells undergo metabolic reprograming, beyond aerobic glycolysis, in the course of tumor development and progression...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196802/metabolic-remodeling-during-the-loss-and-acquisition-of-pluripotency
#16
REVIEW
Julie Mathieu, Hannele Ruohola-Baker
Pluripotent cells from the early stages of embryonic development have the unlimited capacity to self-renew and undergo differentiation into all of the cell types of the adult organism. These properties are regulated by tightly controlled networks of gene expression, which in turn are governed by the availability of transcription factors and their interaction with the underlying epigenetic landscape. Recent data suggest that, perhaps unexpectedly, some key epigenetic marks, and thereby gene expression, are regulated by the levels of specific metabolites...
February 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196665/complement-s-hidden-arsenal-new-insights-and-novel-functions-inside-the-cell
#17
M Kathryn Liszewski, Michelle Elvington, Hrishikesh S Kulkarni, John P Atkinson
A key component of both innate and adaptive immunity, new understandings of the complement system are expanding its roles beyond that traditionally appreciated. Evidence is accumulating that complement has an intracellular arsenal of components that provide not only immune defense, but also assist in key interactions for host cell functions. Although early work has primarily centered on T cells, the intracellular complement system likely functions in many if not most cells of the body. Some of these functions may trace their origins to the primitive complement system that began as a primeval form of C3 likely tasked for protection from intracellular pathogen invasion...
February 10, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195240/mir302-regulates-snai1-expression-to-control-mesangial-cell-plasticity
#18
L De Chiara, D Andrews, A Watson, G Oliviero, G Cagney, J Crean
Cell fate decisions are controlled by the interplay of transcription factors and epigenetic modifiers, which together determine cellular identity. Here we elaborate on the role of miR302 in the regulation of cell plasticity. Overexpression of miR302 effected silencing of the TGFβ type II receptor and facilitated plasticity in a manner distinct from pluripotency, characterized by increased expression of Snail. miR302 overexpressing mesangial cells also exhibited enhanced expression of EZH2 coincident with Snail upregulation...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193997/stepwise-reprogramming-of-liver-cells-to-a-pancreas-progenitor-state-by-the-transcriptional-regulator-tgif2
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Nuria Cerdá-Esteban, Heike Naumann, Silvia Ruzittu, Nancy Mah, Igor M Pongrac, Corinna Cozzitorto, Angela Hommel, Miguel A Andrade-Navarro, Ezio Bonifacio, Francesca M Spagnoli
The development of a successful lineage reprogramming strategy of liver to pancreas holds promises for the treatment and potential cure of diabetes. The liver is an ideal tissue source for generating pancreatic cells, because of its close developmental origin with the pancreas and its regenerative ability. Yet, the molecular bases of hepatic and pancreatic cellular plasticity are still poorly understood. Here, we report that the TALE homeoprotein TGIF2 acts as a developmental regulator of the pancreas versus liver fate decision and is sufficient to elicit liver-to-pancreas fate conversion both ex vivo and in vivo...
February 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192065/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-a-and-leptin-expression-associated-with-ectopic-proliferation-and-retinal-dysplasia-in-zebrafish-optic-pathway-tumors
#20
Laura E Schultz, Staci L Solin, Wesley A Wierson, Janna M Lovan, Judith Syrkin-Nikolau, Deborah E Lincow, Andrew J Severin, Donald S Sakaguchi, Maura McGrail
In the central nervous system injury induces cellular reprogramming and progenitor proliferation, but the molecular mechanisms that limit regeneration and prevent tumorigenesis are not completely understood. We previously described a zebrafish optic pathway tumor model in which transgenic Tg(flk1:RFP)is18/+ adults develop nonmalignant retinal tumors. Key pathways driving injury-induced glial reprogramming and regeneration contributed to tumor formation. In this study, we examine a time course of proliferation and present new analyses of the Tg(flk1:RFP)is18/+ dysplastic retina and tumor transcriptomes...
February 13, 2017: Zebrafish
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