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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050299/exostosin-1-regulates-cancer-cell-stemness-in-doxorubicin-resistant-breast-cancer-cells
#1
Sarala Manandhar, Chang-Gu Kim, Sun-Hee Lee, Soo Hyun Kang, Nikita Basnet, You Mie Lee
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are associated with cancer recurrence following radio/chemotherapy owing to their high resistance to therapeutic intervention. In this study, we investigated the role of exostoxin 1 (EXT1), an endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-residing type II transmembrane glycoprotein, in cancer cell stemness. DNA microarray analysis revealed that doxorubicin-resistant MCF7/ADR cells have high levels of EXT1 expression compared to its parental cell line, MCF7. These cells showed significantly higher populations of CSCs and larger populations of aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH(+)) and CD44(+)/CD24(-)cells, as compared to MCF7 cells...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049808/cold-inducible-ribonucleic-acid-binding-protein-attenuates-acute-kidney-injuries-after-deep-hypothermic-circulatory-arrest-in-rats
#2
Lei Yu, Tianxiang Gu, Yu Liu, Xuan Jiang, Enyi Shi
OBJECTIVES: Cold-inducible ribonucleic acid-binding protein (CIRP) has been identified to play a role in the antiapoptotic effect of hypothermia. We sought to investigate the renoprotection of CIRP in a rat model of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. METHODS: Overexpression and knockdown of CIRP were achieved in vivo by directly injecting lentivirus vectors containing packaging lentivirus (pL)/internal ribosome entry site (IRES)/green fluorescent protein (GFP)-CIRP or pL/short hairpin RNA (shRNA)/F-cold inducible RNA binding protein (F-CIRP)-A into the renal parenchyma of rats 7 days before deep hypothermic circulatory arrest under the ultrasound guidance...
August 14, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048678/suppression-of-stim1-inhibits-the-migration-and-invasion-of-human-prostate-cancer-cells-and-is-associated-with-pi3k-akt-signaling-inactivation
#3
Yibin Zhou, Peng Gu, Jian Li, Feng Li, Jin Zhu, Peng Gao, Yachen Zang, Yongchang Wang, Yuxi Shan, Dongrong Yang
Store-operated calcium entry (SOCE) plays an important role in the invasion and migration of cancer cells. Stromal-interacting molecule 1 (STIM1) is a critical component in the SOCE. STIM1 has been attracting more and more attention due to its oncogenic potential. STIM1 inhibition suppresses cell proliferation, migration and invasion in a variety of cancer models both in vitro and in vivo. However, the role of STIM1 in prostate carcinogenesis, in particular, in tumor migration and invasion is unclear. Herein, we downregulated STIM1 in prostate cancer cells by lentivirus-mediated short hairpin (shRNA), and then studied its impacts on cell migration and invasion...
September 18, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048670/suppression-of-tumor-derived-semaphorin%C3%A2-7a-and-genetic-ablation-of-host-derived-semaphorin%C3%A2-7a-impairs-tumor-progression-in-a-murine-model-of-advanced-breast-carcinoma
#4
R Garcia-Areas, S Libreros, M Simoes, C Castro-Silva, N Gazaniga, S Amat, J Jaczewska, P Keating, K Schilling, M Brito, E P Wojcikiewicz, V Iragavarpu-Charyulu
Solid tumors can generate a plethora of neurogenesis-related molecules that enhance their growth and metastasis. Among them, we have identified axonal guidance molecule Semaphorin 7A (SEMA7A) in breast cancer. The goal of this study was to determine the therapeutic effect of suppressing SEMA7A levels in the 4T1 murine model of advanced breast carcinoma. We used anti-SEMA7A short hairpin RNA (shRNA) to gene silence SEMA7A in 4T1 mammary tumor cells. When implanted into the mammary fat pads of syngeneic mice, SEMA7A shRNA-expressing 4T1 tumors exhibited decreased growth rates, deferred metastasis and reduced mortality...
October 3, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048627/slc7a11-a-component-of-cysteine-glutamate-transporter-is-a-novel-biomarker-for-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-in-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#5
Zhihong Ma, Hong Zhang, Meng Lian, Changli Yue, Gehong Dong, Yulan Jin, Rui Li, Hongfei Wan, Ru Wang, Ying Wang, Jie Zhai, Hongzhi Ma, Ling Feng, Jianfeng Han, Shuzhou Liu, Youxin Guo, Jianhua Li, Yu Liu, Jugao Fang, Honggang Liu
Solute carrier family 7, membrane 11 (SLC7A11) or (xCT) is a component of the cysteine-glutamate transporter, which plays a critical role in glutathione homeostasis which is important to protect cells from oxidative stress. SLC7A11 is distributed in various tissues and participates in the occurrence of a number of diseases, particularly in the pathogenesis of malignant tumors, but its role in laryngeal cancer development has not yet been clearly defined. The objective of the present study was to investigate the role of SLC7A11 in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC)...
September 20, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046337/cathepsin-b-is-dispensable-for-cellular-processing-of-cathepsin-b-cleavable-antibody-drug-conjugates
#6
Niña G Caculitan, Josefa Dela Cruz Chuh, Yong Ma, Donglu Zhang, Katherine R Kozak, Yichin Liu, Thomas H Pillow, Jack Sadowsky, Tommy K Cheung, Qui Phung, Benjamin Haley, Byoung-Chul Lee, Robert Akita, Mark X Sliwkowski, Andrew G Polson
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) are designed to selectively bind to tumor antigens via the antibody and release their cytotoxic payload upon internalization. Controllable payload release through judicious design of the linker has been an early technological milestone. Here, we examine the effect of the protease-cleavable valine-citrulline (VC(S)) linker on ADC efficacy. The VC(S) linker was designed to be cleaved by cathepsin B, a lysosomal cysteine protease. Surprisingly, suppression of cathepsin B expression via CRISPR-Cas9 gene deletion or shRNA knockdown had no effect on the efficacy of ADCs with VC(S) linkers armed with a monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE) payload...
October 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046167/non-smc-condensin-i-complex-subunit-g-ncapg-is-a-novel-mitotic-gene-required-for-hepatocellular-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-migration
#7
Qun Zhang, Ruixia Su, Chun Shan, Chao Gao, Pei Wu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Currently, only chemoembolization and sorafenib have shown survival benefits for advanced HCC. There are major unmet needs in HCC management and the discovery of new therapeutic targets. Here, we identified that NCAPG(non-SMC condensin I complex, subunit G) as a novel mitotic gene required for HCC cell proliferation and migration through siRNA knockdown of a panel of novel overexpressed genes in HCC based on The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) dataset...
October 18, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044507/tieg-and-estrogen-modulate-sost-expression-in-the-murine-skeleton
#8
Malayannan Subramaniam, Kevin S Pitel, Elizabeth S Bruinsma, David G Monroe, John R Hawse
TIEG knockout (KO) mice exhibit a female-specific osteopenic phenotype and altered expression of TIEG in humans is associated with osteoporosis. Gene expression profiling studies identified sclerostin as one of the most highly up-regulated transcripts in the long bones of TIEG KO mice relative to WT littermates suggesting that TIEG may regulate SOST expression. TIEG was shown to substantially suppress SOST promoter activity and the regulatory elements through which TIEG functions were identified using promoter deletion and chromatin immunoprecipitation assays...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042923/er%C3%AE-compensates-for-the-absence-of-er%C3%AE-function-to-promote-osteoblast-viability-by-inhibition-of-sost-signaling
#9
Shijin Lu, Changying Sun, Congxiu Miao, Zhongfu Zhao
Estrogen receptors α and β (ERα and ERβ) serve key functions in bone development and maintenance, and in the metabolism of bone mineral. ERβ and ERα form heterodimers, and ERβ negatively regulates the transactivation of ERα. ERβ also inhibits recruitment of ERα to the estrogen-responsive promoters. However, the relationship of ERα and ERβ in the regulation of osteoblast viability and differentiation remains unclear. The present study aimed to investigate whether ERβ plays a role in balancing ERα activity in osteoblast cells...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042141/involvement-of-bmi-1-gene-in-the-development-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-by-regulating-p16-ink4a-p14-arf-gene-expressions-an-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-study
#10
Jiang-Li Wang, Jiang-Hong Wu, Cai Hong, Ya-Nong Wang, Ye Zhou, Zi-Wen Long, Ying Zhou, Hai-Shu Qin
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted in order to explore the role that Bmi-1 plays during the development of a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) by regulation of the p16(Ink4A) and p14(ARF) expressions. METHODS: Eighty-six patients diagnosed with GIST were selected to take part in this experiment. The Bmi-1 protein expressions in GIST and adjacent normal tissues were detected using immunohistochemistry and further analyzed by using photodensitometry. To monitor and track the progression of the GIST, a 3-year follow-up was conducted for all affected patients...
September 18, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039472/e2f1-silencing-inhibits-migration-and-invasion-of-osteosarcoma-cells-via-regulating-ddr1-expression
#11
Zhaofeng Wang, Xianjie Sun, Yi Bao, Juanfen Mo, Hengchao Du, Jichao Hu, Xingen Zhang
In the present study, knockdown of E2F1 impaired the migration and invasion of osteosarcoma cells. Further analysis showed that E2F1 knockdown decreased the expression of discoidin domain receptor 1 (DDR1) which plays a crucial role in many fundamental processes such as cell differentiation, adhesion, migration and invasion. Luciferase and ChIP assays confirmed that E2F1 silencing attenuated the expression of DDR1 through disrupting E2F1-mediated transcription of DDR1 in osteosarcoma cells. Similarly with the effect of E2F1 silencing, DDR1 knockdown weakened the migratory and invasive capabilities of osteosarcoma cells; while overexpression of DDR1 resulted in a significant increase of cell motility and invasiveness, even after knocking down E2F1...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039456/construction-of-a-bcl-2-shrna-expression-vector-and-its-effect-on-the-mitochondrial-apoptosis-pathway-in-sw982-cells
#12
Weidong Zhang, Xinjie Xue, Teng Fu
Apoptosis is considered to serve an important role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. The aim of the present study was to construct Bcl-2-short hairpin (sh)RNA expression vectors and transfect them into human synovial sarcoma SW982 cells, in order to screen for an effective interference sequence and analyze the effects of this interference on the expression levels of Bcl-2 and other molecules associated with the mitochondrial apoptosis pathway. Three different shRNAs (Bcl-2-sh1, 2 and 3) were designed according to the human Bcl-2 mRNA target sequence and were transformed into competent DH5α Escherichia coli cells following the construction of an expression vector, which was then transfected into SW982 cells...
September 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039447/paralemmin-3-contributes-to-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-response-and-is-involved-in-lipopolysaccharide-toll-like-receptor-4-signaling-in-alveolar-macrophages
#13
Xu-Xin Chen, Lu Tang, Yu-Mei Fu, Yi Wang, Zhi-Hai Han, Ji-Guang Meng
Alveolar macrophages (AMs) are the first line of defense against foreign stimulation in alveoli, and they participate in inflammatory responses during acute lung injury (ALI). Previous studies indicated that paralemmin-3 (PALM3) expression is induced by lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and may be involved in LPS-Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling in alveolar epithelial cells. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of PALM3 on LPS-induced inflammation and its underlying mechanisms in rat AMs...
September 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037878/risperidone-ameliorates-cognitive-deficits-promotes-hippocampal-proliferation-and-enhances-notch-signaling-in-a-murine-model-of-schizophrenia
#14
Fen Xue, Yun-Chun Chen, Cui-Hong Zhou, Ying Wang, Min Cai, Wen-Jun Yan, Rui Wu, Hua-Ning Wang, Zheng-Wu Peng
Antipsychotic agents have been reported to promote hippocampal neurogenesis and improve cognitive deficits; yet, the molecular mechanisms underlying these actions remain unclear. In the present study, we used a murine model of schizophrenia induced by 5-day intraperitoneal injection with the non-competitive N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonist MK801 (0.3mg/kg/day) to assess cognitive behavioral deficits, changes in Notch signaling, and cellular proliferation in the hippocampus of adult male C57BL/6 mice after 2-week administration of risperidone (Rip, 0...
October 13, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036788/knockdown-of-lncrna-ccat2-inhibits-endometrial-cancer-cells-growth-and-metastasis-via-sponging-mir-216b
#15
Pengmu Xie, Hongying Cao, Ying Li, Jianhua Wang, Zhumei Cui
OBJECTIVE: Colon cancer-associated transcript 2 (CCAT2), a novel lncRNA has been reported as an oncogene in several cancers. This study was aimed to explore whether CCAT2 also exerted oncogenic roles in endometrial cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression of CCAT2 in 30 pairs of endometrial cancer and matched non-cancerous tissues were detected by qRT-PCR. Two endometrial cancer cell lines HEC-1-A and RL95-2 were used throughout this study. CCAT2 in cells was silenced by transfection with shRNA targeted CCAT2, then cell growth and metastasis were assessed by performing trypan blue staining, Transwell assay, and flow cytometry...
September 29, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034895/generation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-patient-with-mpz-mutation-cmt1b
#16
Daryeon Son, Phil Jun Kang, Wonjin Yun, Seungkwon You
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT1B) is an inherited neurological disorder caused by mutation of the myelin protein zero (MPZ) gene. We generated an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line from an 81-year-old patient with CMT1B by electroporating of lymphoblastoid cell lines with episomal plasmids encoding OCT4, SOX2, KLF4, L-MYC, LIN28, and p53-targeting shRNA. The established iPSCs expressed various pluripotency markers, demonstrated the potential to differentiate into cells of the three germ layers in vitro, had a normal karyotype and retained the MPZ mutation...
October 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034317/luciferase-shrna-presents-off-target-effects-on-voltage-gated-ion-channels-in-mouse-hippocampal-pyramidal-neurons
#17
Yuto Hasegawa, Wenjie Mao, Sucharita Saha, Georgia Gunner, Jenya Kolpakova, Gilles E Martin, Kensuke Futai
RNA interference (RNAi) is a straightforward approach to study gene function from the in vitro cellular level to in vivo animal behavior. Although RNAi-mediated gene knockdown has become essentially routine in neuroscience over the past ten years, off-target effects of short hairpin RNAs (shRNAs) should be considered as the proper choice of control shRNA is critical in order to perform meaningful experiments. Luciferase shRNA (shLuc), targeting firefly luciferase, and scrambled shRNAs (shScrs) have been widely used as controls for vertebrate cell research...
September 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033837/dioscin-inhibits-hsc-t6-cell-migration-via-adjusting-sdc-4-expression-insights-from-itraq-based-quantitative-proteomics
#18
Lianhong Yin, Yan Qi, Youwei Xu, Lina Xu, Xu Han, Xufeng Tao, Shasha Song, Jinyong Peng
Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) migration, an important bioprocess, contributes to the development of liver fibrosis. Our previous studies have found the potent activity of dioscin against liver fibrosis by inhibiting HSCs proliferation, triggering the senescence and inducing apoptosis of activated HSCs, but the molecular mechanisms associated with cell migration were not clarified. In this work, iTRAQ (isobaric tags for relative and absolution quantitation)-based quantitative proteomics study was carried out, and a total of 1566 differentially expressed proteins with fold change ≥2...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032151/sertoli-cell-specific-knockdown-of-rar-related-orphan-receptor-ror-alpha-at-puberty-reduces-sperm-count-in-rats
#19
Kamal Mandal, Rajesh K Sarkar, Souvik Sen Sharma, Ayushi Jain, Subeer S Majumdar
Globally, there is an alarming decline in sperm count. Very often hormonal supplementation fails to restore normal sperm count. Sertoli cells (Sc) present within seminiferous tubules provide appropriate niche and factors required for the differentiation of germ cells (Gc) into mature sperm (spermatogenesis). Functionally compromised Sc may be one of the reasons for failure of hormones to facilitate normal spermatogenesis. Although role of secretory proteins and signaling molecules of Sc has been studied well, role of transcription factors regulating sperm count has not been addressed appropriately...
October 12, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031854/angptl-4-induces-diabetic-retinal-inflammation-by-activating-profilin-1
#20
Qianyi Lu, Peirong Lu, Wei Chen, Li Lu, Zhi Zheng
Diabetic retinopathy (DR), the most common cause of irreversible blindness in working-age adults, results in central vision loss that is caused by microvascular damage to the inner lining of the back of the eye, the retina. The aim of this work was to assess the temporal relationships between angiopoietin-like protein-4 (ANGPTL-4), a novel adipocytokine factor, and diabetic retinal inflammation and microvascular dysfunction. The downstream pathway(s) and upstream mediator(s) of ANGPTL-4 were then determined under high glucose (HG) conditions...
October 12, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
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