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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096337/stress-granule-associated-protein-g3bp2-regulates-breast-tumor-initiation
#1
Nisha Gupta, Mark Badeaux, Yiqian Liu, Kamila Naxerova, Dennis Sgroi, Lance L Munn, Rakesh K Jain, Igor Garkavtsev
Breast tumors contain tumorigenic cancer cells, termed "tumor-initiating cells" (TICs), which are capable of both replenishing themselves and giving rise to populations of nontumorigenic breast cancer cells (non-TICs). However, the molecular mechanisms responsible for breast tumor initiation remain poorly understood. Here we describe a chemical screening strategy to identify small molecules that enhance the effect of chemotherapeutic agents on TIC-enriched breast cancer cells. We identified proteins that interact with the lead compound C108, including the stress granule-associated protein, GTPase-activating protein (SH3 domain)-binding protein 2, G3BP2...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096214/cartilage-to-bone-transformation-during-fracture-healing-is-coordinated-by-the-invading-vasculature-and-induction-of-the-core-pluripotency-genes
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Diane P Hu, Federico Ferro, Frank Yang, Aaron J Taylor, Wenhan Chang, Theodore Miclau, Ralph S Marcucio, Chelsea S Bahney
Fractures heal predominantly through the process of endochondral ossification. The classic model of endochondral ossification holds that chondrocytes mature to hypertrophy, undergo apoptosis and new bone forms by invading osteoprogenitors. However, recent data demonstrate that chondrocytes transdifferentiate to osteoblasts in the growth plate and during regeneration, yet the mechanism(s) regulating this process remain unknown. Here, we show a spatially-dependent phenotypic overlap between hypertrophic chondrocytes and osteoblasts at the chondro-osseous border in the fracture callus, in a region we define as the transition zone (TZ)...
January 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095111/increased-numb-protein-expression-predicts-poor-clinical-outcomes-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients
#3
Zhenguo Liu, Canqiao Luo, Weixiong Yang, Kefeng Wang, Chuang Hu, Jianyong Zou, Hua Zhu, Liwu Fu, Jing Nie, Chao Cheng
Numb is a protein whose asymmetric segregation during cell division determines cell fate and has numerous functions relevant to multiple fields of study, including developmental neurobiology and cancer biology. Little is known about the role of Numb in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), the predominant histological esophageal carcinoma in Asian populations. In this study, we focused on the expression and biological functions of Numb in the context of ESCC. From analysis of tissue microarrays with 212 patients, it was found that Numb was significantly upregulated in ESCC tissues compared to corresponding non-cancerous tissues...
January 17, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094306/maternal-diabetes-modulates-dental-epithelial-stem-cells-proliferation-and-self-renewal-in-offspring-through-apurinic-apyrimidinicendonuclease-1-mediated-dna-methylation
#4
Guoqing Chen, Jie Chen, Zhiling Yan, Ziyue Li, Mei Yu, Weihua Guo, Weidong Tian
Maternal gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has many adverse effects on the development of offspring. Aberrant DNA methylation is a potential mechanism associated with these effects. However, the effects of GDM on tooth development and the underlying mechanisms have not been thoroughly investigated. In the present study, a GDM rat model was established and incisor labial cervical loop tissue and dental epithelial stem cells (DESCs) were harvested from neonates of diabetic and control dams. GDM significantly suppressed incisor enamel formation and DESCs proliferation and self-renewal in offspring...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093523/cutting-edge-nanog-activates-autophagy-under-hypoxic-stress-by-binding-to-bnip3l-promoter
#5
Meriem Hasmim, Bassam Janji, Mehdi Khaled, Muhammad Zaeem Noman, Fawzia Louache, Didier Bordereaux, Abdou Abderamane, Veronique Baud, Fathia Mami-Chouaib, Salem Chouaib
Hypoxia upregulates the core pluripotency factors NANOG, SOX2, and OCT4, associated with tumor aggressiveness and resistance to conventional anticancer treatments. We have previously reported that hypoxia-induced NANOG contributed in vitro to tumor cell resistance to autologous-specific CTL and in vivo to the in situ recruitment of immune-suppressive cells. In this study, we investigated the mechanisms underlying NANOG-mediated tumor cell resistance to specific lysis under hypoxia. We demonstrated the tumor-promoting effect of hypoxia on tumor initiation into immunodeficient mice using human non-small lung carcinoma cells...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092370/api5-confers-cancer-stem-cell-like-properties-through-the-fgf2-nanog-axis
#6
K-H Song, H Cho, S Kim, H-J Lee, S J Oh, S R Woo, S-O Hong, H S Jang, K H Noh, C H Choi, J-Y Chung, S M Hewitt, J-H Kim, M Son, S-H Kim, B I Lee, H-C Park, Y-K Bae, T W Kim
Immune selection drives the evolution of tumor cells toward an immune-resistant and cancer stem cell (CSC)-like phenotype. We reported that apoptosis inhibitor-5 (API5) acts as an immune escape factor, which has a significant role in controlling immune resistance to antigen-specific T cells, but its functional association with CSC-like properties remains largely unknown. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that API5 confers CSC-like properties, including NANOG expression, the frequency of CD44-positive cells and sphere-forming capacity...
January 16, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091581/icaritin-enhances-mesc-self-renewal-through-upregulating-core-pluripotency-transcription-factors-mediated-by-er%C3%AE
#7
Wing Pui Tsang, Fengjie Zhang, Qiling He, Waijiao Cai, Jianhua Huang, Wai Yee Chan, Ziyin Shen, Chao Wan
Utilization of small molecules in modulation of stem cell self-renewal is a promising approach to expand stem cells for regenerative therapy. Here, we identify Icaritin, a phytoestrogen molecule enhances self-renewal of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs). Icaritin increases mESCs proliferation while maintains their self-renewal capacity in vitro and pluripotency in vivo. This coincides with upregulation of key pluripotency transcription factors OCT4, NANOG, KLF4 and SOX2. The enhancement of mESCs self-renewal is characterized by increased population in S-phase of cell cycle, elevation of Cylin E and Cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2) and downregulation of p21, p27 and p57...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079892/hif-2%C3%AE-and-oct4-have-synergistic-effects-on-survival-and-myocardial-repair-of-very-small-embryonic-like-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-infarcted-hearts
#8
Shaoheng Zhang, Lan Zhao, Jiahong Wang, Nannan Chen, Jian Yan, Xin Pan
Poor cell survival and limited functional benefits have restricted mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) efficacy for treating myocardial infarction (MI), suggesting that a better understanding of stem cell biology is needed. The transcription factor HIF-2α is an essential regulator of the transcriptional response to hypoxia, which can interact with embryonic stem cells (ESCs) transcription factor Oct4 and modulate its signaling. Here, we obtained very small embryonic-like mesenchymal stem cells (vselMSCs) from MI patients, which possessed the very small embryonic-like stem cells' (VSELs) morphology as well as ESCs' pluripotency...
January 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076327/mir-410-induces-stemness-by-inhibiting-gsk3%C3%AE-but-upregulating-%C3%AE-catenin-in-non-small-cells-lung-cancer
#9
Xixian Ke, Yue Yuan, Chenglin Guo, Yan Yang, Qiang Pu, Xueting Hu, Kui Tang, Xinmei Luo, Qianqian Jiang, Xiaolan Su, Lunxu Liu, Wen Zhu, Yuquan Wei
Our previous research indicated miR-410 played a critical role in promoting the tumorigenesis and development of NSCLC (non-small cells lung cancer). MiR-410 has been recently reported to be crucial for development and differentiation of embryonic stem cells. But it remains elusive whether miR-410 stimulates the stemness of cancer until now. Herein, we identify miR-410 induces the stemness and is associated with the progression of NSCLC. We demonstrate miR-410 increases the levels of stem cells marker Sox2, Oct4, Nanog, CXCR4 as well as lung cancer stem cells surface marker CD44 and CD166...
January 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071602/microgrooved-topographical-surface-directs-tenogenic-lineage-specific-differentiation-of-mouse-tendon-derived-stem-cells
#10
Yuan Shi, Kaili Zhou, Wenjie Zhang, Zhiyong Zhang, Guangdong Zhou, Yilin Cao, Wei Liu
Tendon derived stem cells (TDSCs) are the endogenous cell source for tenocyte turnover and tendon functional maintenance. They are also the important cell source for tendon engineering and regeneration. In addition, TDSCs also play an important role in tendinopathy via their non-tenogenic lineage differentiation. It has been well demonstrated that cell shape could determine mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) lineage differentiation. In this study, a parallel microgrooved polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) membrane (10 µm groove width and 3 µm depth) was employed to investigate the role of cell elongation via this particular topographic surface in directing murine TDSC (mTDSC) lineage differentiation...
January 10, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070808/combined-positive-effect-of-oocyte-extracts-and-brilliant-cresyl-blue-stained-recipient-cytoplasts-on-epigenetic-reprogramming-and-gene-expression-in-buffalo-nuclear-transfer-embryos
#11
E M Sadeesh, Shah Fozia, Kataria Meena
This study examined the effects of buffalo oocyte extracts (BOE) on donor cells reprogramming and molecular characterisation of oocytes screened via brilliant cresyl blue (BCB) staining and comparison of gene expression profiles of developmentally important genes in blastocysts from IVF and cloned derived from BOE treated donor cells with BCB selected recipient cytoplasts. Relative abundance (RA) of OCT4 and NANOG was increased (P < 0.05) and HDAC-1, DNMT-1, and DNMT-3A decreased (P < 0.05) in extract treated cells (ETCs)...
January 9, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068409/reprogramming-malignant-cancer-cells-toward-a-benign-phenotype-following-exposure-to-human-embryonic-stem-cell-microenvironment
#12
Shufeng Zhou, Mohamed Abdouh, Vincenzo Arena, Manuel Arena, Goffredo Orazio Arena
The embryonic microenvironment is well known to be non-permissive for tumor development because early developmental signals naturally suppress the expression of proto-oncogenes. In an analogous manner, mimicking an early embryonic environment during embryonic stem cell culture has been shown to suppress oncogenic phenotypes of cancer cells. Exosomes derived from human embryonic stem cells harbor substances that mirror the content of the cells of origin and have been reported to reprogram hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells via horizontal transfer of mRNA and proteins...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052658/laminin-modulates-the-stem-cell-population-in-lm05-e-murine-breast-cancer-cells-through-the-activation-of-the-mapk-erk-pathway
#13
Damián E Berardi, Diego Raffo, Laura B Todaro, Marina Simian
Purpose: We investigated the effects of laminin on the fraction of cells with self-renewing capacity in the estrogen-dependent, tamoxifen-sensitive LM05-E breast cancer cell line. We also determined whether laminin affected the response to tamoxifen. Materials and Methods: The LM05-E breast cancer cell line was used as a model for all experiments. Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity, clonogenic and mammosphere assays were performed to measure the effects of laminin on modulation of the stem cell subpopulation...
December 6, 2016: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042541/rational-development-of-a-polycistronic-plasmid-with-a-cpg-free-bacterial-backbone-as-a-potential-tool-for-direct-reprogramming
#14
Kianoush Dormiani, Hamid Mir Mohammad Sadeghi, Hojjat Sadeghi-Aliabadi, Mahboobeh Forouzanfar, Hossein Baharvand, Kamran Ghaedi, Mohammad Hossein Nasr-Esfahani
OBJECTIVE: Induced pluripotent stem cells are generated from somatic cells by direct reprogramming. These reprogrammed pluripotent cells have different applications in biomedical fields such as regenerative medicine. Although viral vectors are widely used for efficient reprogramming, they have limited applications in the clinic due to the risk for immunogenicity and insertional mutagenesis. Accordingly, we designed and developed a small, non-integrating plasmid named pLENSO/Zeo as a 2A-mediated polycistronic expression vector...
2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030837/bafilomycin-a1-triggers-proliferative-potential-of-senescent-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-nod-scid-mice
#15
Halina Was, Kamila Barszcz, Joanna Czarnecka, Agata Kowalczyk, Tytus Bernas, Ewelina Uzarowska, Paulina Koza, Agata Klejman, Katarzyna Piwocka, Bozena Kaminska, Eva Sikora
Anticancer therapies that induce DNA damage tend to trigger senescence in cancer cells, a process known as therapy-induced senescence (TIS). Such cells may undergo atypical divisions, thus contributing to tumor re-growth. Accumulation of senescent cancer cells reduces survival of patients after chemotherapy. As senescence interplays with autophagy, a dynamic recycling process, we sought to study whether inhibition of autophagy interferes with divisions of TIS cells. We exposed human colon cancer HCT116 cells to repeated cycles of a chemotherapeutic agent - doxorubicin (doxo) and demonstrated induction of hallmarks of TIS (e...
December 21, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030797/galeterone-and-its-analogs-inhibit-mnk-eif4e-axis-synergize-with-gemcitabine-impede-pancreatic-cancer-cell-migration-invasion-and-proliferation-and-inhibit-tumor-growth-in-mice
#16
Andrew K Kwegyir-Afful, Francis N Murigi, Puranik Purushottamachar, Vidya P Ramamurthy, Marlena S Martin, Vincent C O Njar
Survival rate for pancreatic cancer (pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, PDAC) is poor, with about 80% of patients presenting with the metastatic disease. Gemcitabine, the standard chemotherapeutic agent for locally advanced and metastatic PDAC has limited efficacy, attributed to innate/acquired resistance and activation of pro-survival pathways. The Mnk1/2-eIF4E and NF-κB signaling pathways are implicated in PDAC disease progression/metastasis and also associated with gemcitabine-induced resistance in PDAC...
December 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028909/regulation-of-injury-induced-ovarian-regeneration-by-activation-of-oogonial-stem-cells
#17
Piril Erler, Alexandra Sweeney, James R Monaghan
Some animals have the ability to generate large numbers of oocytes throughout life. This raises the question whether persistent adult germline stem cell populations drive continuous oogenesis and whether they are capable of mounting a regenerative response after injury. Here we demonstrate the presence of adult oogonial stem cells (OSCs) in the adult axolotl salamander ovary and show that ovarian injury induces OSC activation and functional regeneration of the ovaries to reproductive capability. Cells that have morphological similarities to germ cells were identified in the developing and adult ovaries via histological analysis...
January 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008160/highly-expressed-integrin-%C3%AE-8-induces-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-like-features-in-multiple-myeloma-with-early-relapse
#18
Jiyeon Ryu, Youngil Koh, Hyejoo Park, Dae Yoon Kim, Dong Chan Kim, Ja Min Byun, Hyun Jung Lee, Sung-Soo Yoon
Despite recent groundbreaking advances in multiple myeloma (MM) treatment, most MM patients ultimately experience relapse, and the relapse biology is not entirely understood. To define altered gene expression in MM relapse, gene expression profiles were examined and compared among 16 MM patients grouped by 12 months progression-free survival (PFS) after autologous stem cell transplantation. To maximize the difference between prognostic groups, patients at each end of the PFS spectrum (the four with the shortest PFS and four with the longest PFS) were chosen for additional analyses...
December 2016: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996162/effect-of-nr5a2-inhibition-on-pancreatic-cancer-stem-cell-csc-properties-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-emt-markers
#19
Zhaofan Luo, Yanan Li, Zuo Mingxin, Chang Liu, Dong Yan, Huamin Wang, Donghui Li
NR5A2 (aka LRH-1) has been identified as a pancreatic cancer susceptibility gene with missing biological link. This study aims to demonstrate expression and potential role of NR5A2 in pancreatic cancer. NR5A2 expression was quantified in resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas and the normal adjacent tissues of 134 patients by immunohistochemistry. The intensity and extent of NR5A2 staining was quantified and analyzed in association with overall survival (OS). The impact of NR5A2 knockdown on pancreatic cancer stem cell (CSC) properties and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers was examined in cancer cells using RT-PCR and Western Blot...
December 20, 2016: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996082/activin-smad-signaling-is-required-for-maintenance-of-porcine-ips-cell-self-renewal-through-upregulation-of-nanog-and-oct4-expression
#20
Fan Yang, Ning Wang, Yaxian Wang, Tong Yu, Huayan Wang
Porcine induced pluripotent stem cells (piPSCs) retain the enormous potential for farm animal reproduction and translational medicine, and have been reported by many laboratories worldwide. Some piPSC lines were bFGF-dependence and showed mouse EpiSC-like morphology; other lines were LIF-dependence and showed mouse ESC-like morphology. Metastable state of piPSC line that required both LIF and bFGF was also reported. Because bona fide pig embryonic stem cells were not available, uncovering piPSC state-specific regulatory circuitries was the most important task...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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