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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736361/-effect-of-nucleolin-silencing-on-differentiation-of-rat-neural-stem-cells-in-vitro-and-the-molecular-mechanism
#1
Chong-Feng Chen, Huai-Cai Yang, Guo-Sheng Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of nucleolin silencing on the differentiation of rat neural stem cells (NSCs) and the role of Wnt signaling pathway in mediating such effect. METHODS: Adenovirus vectors expressing small interfering RNA (siRNA) against nucleolin were constructed, verified, and packaged in HEK293A cells. The adenovirus was then transfected into NSCs isolated from neonatal SD rats and the differentiation of the NSCs was examined by detecting the expressions of neuron specific encloase (NSE) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) using immunocytochemistry...
July 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690315/targeting-nucleolin-for-better-survival-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#2
N Jain, H Zhu, T Khashab, Q Ye, B George, R Mathur, R K Singh, Z Berkova, J F Wise, F K Braun, X Wang, K Patel, Z Y Xu-Monette, J Courty, K H Young, L Sehgal, F Samaniego
Anthracyclines have been a cornerstone in the cure of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and other hematological cancers. The ability of anthracyclines to eliminate DLBCL depends on the presence of topoisomerase-II-alpha (TopIIA), a DNA repair enzyme complex. We identified nucleolin as a novel binding partner of TopIIA. Abrogation of nucleolin sensitized DLBCL cells to TopIIA targeting agents (doxorubicin/etoposide). Silencing nucleolin and challenging DLBCL cells with doxorubicin enhanced the phosphorylation of H2AX (γH2AX-marker of DNA damage) and allowed DNA fragmentation...
July 10, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685753/nucleolin-directly-mediates-epstein-barr-virus-immune-evasion-through-binding-to-g-quadruplexes-of-ebna1-mrna
#3
María José Lista, Rodrigo Prado Martins, Olivier Billant, Marie-Astrid Contesse, Sarah Findakly, Pierre Pochard, Chrysoula Daskalogianni, Claire Beauvineau, Corinne Guetta, Christophe Jamin, Marie-Paule Teulade-Fichou, Robin Fåhraeus, Cécile Voisset, Marc Blondel
The oncogenic Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) evades the immune system but has an Achilles heel: its genome maintenance protein EBNA1, which is essential for viral genome maintenance but highly antigenic. EBV has seemingly evolved a system in which the mRNA sequence encoding the glycine-alanine repeats (GAr) of the EBNA1 protein limits its expression to the minimal level necessary for function while minimizing immune recognition. Here, we identify nucleolin (NCL) as a host factor required for this process via a direct interaction with G-quadruplexes formed in GAr-encoding mRNA sequence...
July 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685471/gold-nanoparticle-based-fluorescent-contrast-agent-with-enhanced-sensitivity
#4
Kyung Aih Kang, Mai-Dung Nguyen
Gold nanoparticle (GNP) based contrast agents that are highly specific and sensitive for both optical and X-ray/CT imaging modalities are being developed for detecting the cancer expressing nucleolin and matrix metallo-proteinase 14 (MMP-14) on the cell membrane: Nucleolin is normally present in the nucleus. For many cancer cells, however, it is over-expressed on the cell membrane, having it to be a good cancer marker. Aptamer AS1411 is known to be an excellent target for nucleolin and also known to treat several cancer types; and MMP-14 in cancer is involved in tumor angiogenesis, blood vessel re-organization, and metastasis...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659485/cytomegalovirus-late-protein-pul31-alters-pre-rrna-expression-and-nuclear-organization-during-infection
#5
Kristen N Westdorp, Andrea Sand, Nathaniel J Moorman, Scott S Terhune
The replication cycle of human cytomegalovirus (CMV) leads to drastic reorganization of domains in the host cell nucleus. However, the mechanisms involved and how these domains contribute to infection are not well understood. Our recent studies defining the CMV-induced nuclear proteome identified several viral proteins of unknown functions including a protein encoded by the UL31 gene. We set out to define the role of UL31 in CMV replication. UL31 is predicted to encode a 74 kDa protein, referred to as pUL31, containing a bi-partite nuclear localization signal, an intrinsically disordered region overlapping with arginine-rich motifs, and a C-terminal dUTPase-like structure...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656213/bmh-21-inhibits-viability-and-induces-apoptosis-by-p53-dependent-nucleolar-stress-responses-in-skov3-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Xinxu Fu, Lu Xu, Ling Qi, Hongyan Tian, Dan Yi, Yang Yu, Shibing Liu, Songyan Li, Ye Xu, Chunyan Wang
The nucleolus is a stress sensor associated with cell cycle progression and apoptosis. Studies have shown that nucleolar stress is positively correlated with apoptosis in breast, prostate and lung cancer cells. However, the role and function of nucleolar stress in ovarian cancer has not been reported. In this study, we found that the nucleolar stress inducer BMH-21 inhibited viability of SKOV3 ovarian cancer cells in a dose-dependent manner. Furthermore, BMH-21 induced the expression of nucleolar stress marker proteins (nucleolin, nucleophosmin and fibrillarin) and promoted the nuclear export of these proteins...
June 23, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620837/retraction-note-to-nucleolin-promotes-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-initiation-via-tgf-%C3%AE-receptor-i-in-glioblastoma
#7
Shunzeng Lv, Jie Zhang, Mingzhi Han, Weiping Wang, Ya Zhang, Dongxiao Zhuang, Ranran Shi, Ruixiang Bian, Chengjun Yao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589727/identification-of-microprotein-protein-interactions-via-apex-tagging
#8
Qian Chu, Annie Rathore, Jolene K Diedrich, Cynthia J Donaldson, John R Yates, Alan Saghatelian
Microproteins are peptides and small proteins encoded by small open reading frames (smORFs). Newer technologies have led to the recent discovery of hundreds to thousands of new microproteins. The biological functions of a few microproteins have been elucidated, and these microproteins have fundamental roles in biology ranging from limb development to muscle function, highlighting the value of characterizing these molecules. The identification of microprotein-protein interactions (MPIs) has proven to be a successful approach to the functional characterization of these genes; however, traditional immunoprecipitation methods result in the enrichment of nonspecific interactions for microproteins...
July 5, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542563/evaluation-of-somatostatin-and-nucleolin-receptors-for-therapeutic-delivery-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-stem-cells-applying-the-somatostatin-analog-dotatate-and-the-nucleolin-targeting-aptamer-as1411
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Sif Holmboe, Pernille Lund Hansen, Helge Thisgaard, Ines Block, Carolin Müller, Niels Langkjær, Poul Flemming Høilund-Carlsen, Birgitte Brinkmann Olsen, Jan Mollenhauer
Cancer stem cells represent the putative tumor-driving subpopulation thought to account for drug resistance, relapse, and metastatic spread of epithelial and other cancer types. Accordingly, cell surface markers for therapeutic delivery to cancer stem cells are subject of intense research. Somatostatin receptor 2 and nucleolin are known to be overexpressed by various cancer types, which have elicited comprehensive efforts to explore their therapeutic utilization. Here, we evaluated somatostatin receptor 2 targeting and nucleolin targeting for therapeutic delivery to cancer stem cells from lung cancer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512205/phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate-mediated-stabilization-of-leukemia-inhibitory-factor-lif-mrna-involvement-of-nucleolin-and-pcbp1
#10
Alina Chakraborty, Srimoyee Mukherjee, Sucharita Saha, Soumasree De, Sumita Sengupta Bandyopadhyay
LIF is a potent pleiotropic cytokine involved in diverse biological activities, thereby requiring precise spatial and temporal control of its expression. The present study reveals that enhanced expression of Leukemia Inhibitory Factor in response to PMA (phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate) in human histiocytic lymphoma cell-line U937 largely happens through stabilization of its mRNA. Functional characterization of the long 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of human lif -mRNA revealed several conserved sequences with conventional cis -acting elements...
May 16, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503168/generation-and-comprehensive-analysis-of-host-cell-interactome-of-the-pa-protein-of-the-highly-pathogenic-h5n1-avian-influenza-virus-in-mammalian-cells
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Zhao Gao, Jiao Hu, Yanyan Liang, Qian Yang, Kun Yan, Dong Liu, Xiaoquan Wang, Min Gu, Xiaowen Liu, Shunlin Hu, Zenglei Hu, Huimou Liu, Wenbo Liu, Sujuan Chen, Daxin Peng, Xin-An Jiao, Xiufan Liu
Accumulating data have identified the important roles of PA protein in replication and pathogenicity of influenza A virus (IAV). Identification of host factors that interact with the PA protein may accelerate our understanding of IAV pathogenesis. In this study, using immunoprecipitation assay combined with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, we identified 278 human cellular proteins that might interact with PA of H5N1 IAV. Gene Ontology annotation revealed that the identified proteins are highly associated with viral translation and replication...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435471/nucleolin-targeted-extracellular-vesicles-as-a-versatile-platform-for-biologics-delivery-to-breast-cancer
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Yayu Wang, Xiaojia Chen, Baoqing Tian, Jiafan Liu, Li Yang, Lilan Zeng, Tianfen Chen, An Hong, Xiaogang Wang
Small interfering RNAs (siRNA)/microRNAs (miRNA) have promising therapeutic potential, yet their clinical application has been hampered by the lack of appropriate delivery systems. Herein, we employed extracellular vesicles (EVs) as a targeted delivery system for small RNAs. EVs are cell-derived small vesicles that participate in cell-to-cell communication for protein and RNA delivery. We used the aptamer AS1411-modified EVs for targeted delivery of siRNA/microRNA to breast cancer tissues. Tumor targeting was facilitated via AS1411 binding to nucleolin, which is highly expressed on the surface membrane of breast cancer cells...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427501/the-cancer-stem-cell-phenotype-as-a-determinant-factor-of-the-heterotypic-nature-of-breast-tumors
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Nuno A Fonseca, Ana Filipa Cruz, Vera Moura, Sérgio Simões, João Nuno Moreira
Gathering evidence supports the existence of a population of cells with stem-like characteristics, named cancer stem cells (CSC), which is involved not only in tumor recurrence but also in tumorigenicity, metastization and drug resistance. Several markers have been used to identify putative CSC sub-populations in different cancers. Notwithstanding, it has been acknowledged that breast CSC may originate from non-stem cancer cells (non-SCC), interconverting through an epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition-mediated process, and presenting several deregulated canonical and developmental signaling pathways...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422320/mir-34b-modulates-skeletal-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-differentiation
#14
Zhixiong Tang, Huiling Qiu, Lan Luo, Nian Liu, Jiasheng Zhong, Kang Kang, Deming Gou
Myogenesis involves myoblast proliferation and differentiation to myocytes, followed by fusion and hypertrophy to form myotubes during muscle development. Increasing evidence showed that microRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in the regulation of myogenesis. We have previously revealed that miR-34b is steadily increased during this process. This miRNA regulates differentiation in various cell types, though its function in myogenesis remains to be elucidated. In this study, we show that miR-34b represses muscle cell proliferation and promotes myotube formation...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402964/set-mediates-tce-induced-liver-cell-apoptosis-through-dephosphorylation-and-upregulation-of-nucleolin
#15
Xiaohu Ren, Xinfeng Huang, Xifei Yang, Yungang Liu, Wei Liu, Haiyan Huang, Desheng Wu, Fei Zou, Jianjun Liu
Trichloroethylene (TCE) is an occupational and environmental chemical that can cause severe hepatotoxicity. While our previous studies showed that the phosphatase inhibitor SET is a key mediator of TCE-induced liver cell apoptosis, the molecular mechanisms remain elusive. Using quantitative phosphoproteomic analysis, we report here that nucleolin is a SET-regulated phosphoprotein in human liver HL-7702 cells. Functional analysis suggested that SET promoted dephosphorylation of nucleolin, decreased its binding to its transcriptional activator, c-myc, and upregulated nucleolin expression in TCE-treated cells...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387652/pediatric-ependymoma-a-proteomics-perspective
#16
George Th Tsangaris, Chrissa Papathanasiou, Panagiotis G Adamopoulos, Andreas Scorilas, Constantinos E Vorgias, Neofytos Prodromou, Foteini Tzortzatou Stathopoulou, Dimitrios J Stravopodis, Athanasios K Anagnostopoulos
BACKGROUND/AIM: Proteomics based on high-resolution mass spectrometry (MS) is the tool of choice for the analysis of protein presence, modifications and interactions, with increasing emphasis on the examination of tumor tissues. Application of MS-based proteomics offers a detailed picture of tumor tissue characteristics, facilitating the appreciation of different tumor entities, whilst providing reliable and fast results for therapeutic marker targeting and prognostic factor assessment...
March 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364094/-effect-of-nucleolin-on-cardiac-cell-apoptosis-in-type-2-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-mice
#17
Meidong Liu, Li Sun, Bimei Jiang, Sipin Tan, Ke Liu, Xianzhong Xiao
To investigate the effect of nucleolin on cardiac cell apoptosis in Type 2 diabetic cardiomyopathy mice.
 Methods: Mice were fed with high-fat and high-sugar food for 20 weeks (mice were injected intraperitoneally with 60 mg/kg streptozotocin in the 5th and 6th weeks) to establish a mouse model of Type 2 diabetes. The mice were divided into 4 groups: a wild type (WT) control group, a nucleolin transgenic (TG) control group, a WT diabetic group, a TG diabetic group. Diabetes-related indicators were detected at the end of the 8th week...
March 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345871/in-vivo-targeting-and-positron-emission-tomography-imaging-of-tumor-with-intrinsically-radioactive-metal-organic-frameworks-nanomaterials
#18
Daiqin Chen, Dongzhi Yang, Casey A Dougherty, Weifei Lu, Hongwei Wu, Xianran He, Ting Cai, Marcian E Van Dort, Brian D Ross, Hao Hong
Nanoscale metal-organic frameworks (nMOF) materials represent an attractive tool for various biomedical applications. Due to the chemical versatility, enormous porosity, and tunable degradability of nMOFs, they have been adopted as carriers for delivery of imaging and/or therapeutic cargos. However, the relatively low stability of most nMOFs has limited practical in vivo applications. Here we report the production and characterization of an intrinsically radioactive UiO-66 nMOF ((89)Zr-UiO-66) with incorporation of positron-emitting isotope zirconium-89 ((89)Zr)...
April 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338097/the-cellular-protein-hnrnp-a2-b1-enhances-hiv-1-transcription-by-unfolding-ltr-promoter-g-quadruplexes
#19
Matteo Scalabrin, Ilaria Frasson, Emanuela Ruggiero, Rosalba Perrone, Elena Tosoni, Sara Lago, Martina Tassinari, Giorgio Palù, Sara N Richter
G-quadruplexes are four-stranded conformations of nucleic acids that act as cellular epigenetic regulators. A dynamic G-quadruplex forming region in the HIV-1 LTR promoter represses HIV-1 transcription when in the folded conformation. This activity is enhanced by nucleolin, which induces and stabilizes the HIV-1 LTR G-quadruplexes. In this work by a combined pull-down/mass spectrometry approach, we consistently found hnRNP A2/B1 as an additional LTR-G-quadruplex interacting protein. Surface plasmon resonance confirmed G-quadruplex specificity over linear sequences and fluorescence resonance energy transfer analysis indicated that hnRNP A2/B1 is able to efficiently unfold the LTR G-quadruplexes...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332494/pten%C3%AE-is-an-alternatively-translated-isoform-of-pten-that-regulates-rdna-transcription
#20
Hui Liang, Xi Chen, Qi Yin, Danhui Ruan, Xuyang Zhao, Cong Zhang, Michael A McNutt, Yuxin Yin
PTEN is a critical tumour suppressor that is frequently mutated in human cancer. We have previously identified a CUG initiated PTEN isoform designated PTENα, which functions in mitochondrial bioenergetics. Here we report the identification of another N-terminal extended PTEN isoform, designated PTENβ. PTENβ translation is initiated from an AUU codon upstream of and in-frame with the AUG initiation sequence for canonical PTEN. We show that the Kozak context and a downstream hairpin structure are critical for this alternative initiation...
March 23, 2017: Nature Communications
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