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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813672/chromatin-and-transcriptional-analysis-of-mesoderm-progenitor-cells-identifies-hopx-as-a-regulator-of-primitive-hematopoiesis
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Nathan J Palpant, Yuliang Wang, Brandon Hadland, Rebecca J Zaunbrecher, Meredith Redd, Daniel Jones, Lil Pabon, Rajan Jain, Jonathan Epstein, Walter L Ruzzo, Ying Zheng, Irwin Bernstein, Adam Margolin, Charles E Murry
We analyzed chromatin dynamics and transcriptional activity of human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) and KDR(+)/CD34(+) endothelial cells generated from different mesodermal origins. Using an unbiased algorithm to hierarchically rank genes modulated at the level of chromatin and transcription, we identified candidate regulators of mesodermal lineage determination. HOPX, a non-DNA-binding homeodomain protein, was identified as a candidate regulator of blood-forming endothelial cells...
August 15, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811707/myo-inositol-reduces-%C3%AE-catenin-activation-in-colitis
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Emily M Bradford, Corey A Thompson, Tatiana Goretsky, Guang-Yu Yang, Luz M Rodriguez, Linheng Li, Terrence A Barrett
AIM: To assess dietary myo-inositol in reducing stem cell activation in colitis, and validate pβ-catenin(S552) as a biomarker of recurrent dysplasia. METHODS: We examined the effects of dietary myo-inositol treatment on inflammation, pβ-catenin(S552) and pAkt levels by histology and western blot in IL-10(-/-) and dextran sodium sulfate-treated colitic mice. Additionally, we assessed nuclear pβ-catenin(S552) in patients treated with myo-inositol in a clinical trial, and in patients with and without a history of colitis-induced dysplasia...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811640/a-reciprocal-interaction-between-%C3%AE-catenin-and-osterix-in-cementogenesis
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Hwajung Choi, Tak-Heun Kim, Siqin Yang, Jeong-Chae Lee, Hyung-Keun You, Eui-Sic Cho
Although accumulating evidence indicates that both β-catenin and osterix (Osx) are essential for bone and tooth development, few studies have investigated the interaction of these two key proteins in the context of cementogenesis. In this study, we used transgenic mice with constitutively active β-catenin and inactive Osx in the dental mesenchyme to address this question. We found that cementoblasts with constitutively active β-catenin require Osx to produce excessive cellular cementum, and that ablation of Osx prevents this abnormal accumulation...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811522/the-lichen-secondary-metabolite-atranorin-suppresses-lung-cancer-cell-motility-and-tumorigenesis
#4
Rui Zhou, Yi Yang, So-Yeon Park, Thanh Thi Nguyen, Young-Woo Seo, Kyung Hwa Lee, Jae Hyuk Lee, Kyung Keun Kim, Jae-Seoun Hur, Hangun Kim
Lichens are symbiotic organisms that produce various secondary metabolites. Here, different lichen extracts were examined to identify secondary metabolites with anti-migratory activity against human lung cancer cells. Everniastrum vexans had the most potent inhibitory activity, and atranorin was identified as an active subcomponent of this extract. Atranorin suppressed β-catenin-mediated TOPFLASH activity by inhibiting the nuclear import of β-catenin and downregulating β-catenin/LEF and c-jun/AP-1 downstream target genes such as CD44, cyclin-D1 and c-myc...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811361/chemoradiotherapy-resistance-in-colorectal-cancer-cells-is-mediated-by-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Georg Emons, Melanie Spitzner, Sebastian Reineke, Janneke Möller, Noam Auslander, Frank Kramer, Yue Hu, Tim Beissbarth, Hendrik A Wolff, Margret Rave-Fränk, Elisabeth Heßmann, Jochen Gaedcke, B Michael Ghadimi, Steven Johnsen, Thomas Ried, Marian Grade
Activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling plays a central role in the development and progression of colorectal cancer (CRC). The Wnt-transcription factor, TCF7L2, is overexpressed in primary rectal cancers that are resistant to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) and TCF7L2 mediates resistance to CRT. However, it is unclear whether the resistance is mediated by a TCF7L2 inherent mechanism or Wnt/β-catenin signaling in general. Here, inhibition of β-catenin by siRNAs or a small molecule inhibitor (XAV-939) resulted in sensitization of CRC cells to CRT...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811218/wnt-signaling-positively-regulates-endothelial-cell-fate-specification-in-the-fli1a-positive-progenitor-population-via-lef1
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Kathleen Hübner, Kathrin S Grassme, Jyoti Rao, Nina K Wenke, Cordula L Zimmer, Laura Korte, Katja Mu Ller, Saulius Sumanas, Boris Greber, Wiebke Herzog
During vertebrate embryogenesis, vascular endothelial cells (ECs) and primitive erythrocytes become specified within close proximity in the posterior lateral plate mesoderm (LPM) from a common progenitor. However, the signaling cascades regulating the specification into either lineage remain largely elusive. Here, we analyze the contribution of β-catenin dependent Wnt signaling to EC and erythrocyte specification during zebrafish embryogenesis. We generated novel β-catenin dependent Wnt signaling reporters which, by using destabilized fluorophores (Venus-Pest, dGFP), specifically allow us to detect Wnt signaling responses in narrow time windows as well as in spatially restricted domains, defined by Cre recombinase expression (Tg(axin2BAC:Venus-Pest)(mu288); Tg(14TCF:loxP-STOP-loxP-dGFP)(mu202))...
August 12, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810936/lncrna-c2dat1-promotes-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-by-targeting-mir-34a-5p-in-osteosarcoma-cells
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Daofu Jia, Yanping Niu, Dongling Li, Zhaorui Liu
Osteosarcoma is a highly aggressive malignant bone tumor with poor prognosis in cases. Evidence suggested that lncRNAsare deregulated in multiple cancers. In this study, we investigated the role of the lncRNA C2dat1 on the biological functions of osteosarcoma cells. The expressions of C2dat1, miR-34a-5p and Sirt1 in human osteosarcoma cells were altered by transfection with their specific vectors/shRNA, or mimic/inhibitor. Then, cell viability, migration, invasion and apoptosis were respectively assessed post-transfection...
August 15, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810742/determination-of-rate-limiting-factor-for-formation-of-beta-catenin-destruction-complexes-using-absolute-protein-quantification
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Masashi Kitazawa, Tomohisa Hatta, Koji Ogawa, Eriko Fukuda, Naoki Goshima, Tohru Natsume
Wnt/β-catenin signaling plays important roles in both ontogenesis and development. In the absence of a Wnt stimulus, β-catenin is degraded by a multiprotein "destruction complex" that includes Axin, APC, GSK3B, and FBXW11. Although the key molecules required for transducing Wnt signals have been identified, a quantitative understanding of this pathway has been lacking. Here, we calculated the absolute number of β-catenin destruction complexes by absolute protein quantification using LC-MS/MS. Similar amounts of destruction complex-constituting proteins and β-catenin interacted, and the number of destruction complexes was calculated to be about 1,468 molecules/cell...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810530/caspase-dependent-and-caspase-independent-induction-of-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer-by-fucoidan-via-the-pi3k-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-pathway-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Meilan Xue, Xinqiang Ji, Chuanxing Xue, Hui Liang, Yinlin Ge, Xinjia He, Li Zhang, Kang Bian, Lichen Zhang
Purpose Fucoidan, a complex, sulfated polysaccharide obtained from brown seaweed, exerted anticancer activity through the down-regulation of β-catenin signaling in mouse breast cancer cells in our previous study. This study examines the anti-cancer effects of fucoidan as well as its underlying molecular mechanisms in the human triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell line and in 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)-induced experimental mammary carcinogenesis in rats. Methods in vitro studies, fluorescent staining, flow cytometry and Western blotting were performed to analyze apoptosis and protein expression in human breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cells...
August 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810525/in-vitro-anticancer-activities-of-osthole-against-renal-cell-carcinoma-cells
#10
Lei Liu, Jun Mao, Qifei Wang, Zhiwei Zhang, Guangzhen Wu, Qizhen Tang, Bin Zhao, Lianhong Li, Quanlin Li
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a common urinary malignancy that is resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Osthole, a monomer compound extracted from a traditional Chinese herb, has potent anti-tumor effects on various types of cancer cells. However, the therapeutic effects of osthole on RCC remain unclear. In our study, osthole could suppress the proliferation and colony formation of two RCC cell lines, ACHN and 786-O cells, in a dose-dependent manner. Treatment with osthole resulted in a significant, dose-dependent increase in the expression of pro-apoptotic proteins (cleaved caspase-3 and Bax) and decreased expression of anti-apoptotic proteins (Bcl-2 and survivin), which were consistent with evidence of apoptotic nuclear morphology revealed by DAPI staining...
August 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810055/impact-of-mir-26b-on-cardiomyocyte-differentiation-in-p19-cells-through-regulating-canonical-non-canonical-wnt-signalling
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Duo Wang, Chang Liu, Yumei Wang, Wenjing Wang, Kang Wang, Xiujuan Wu, Zhigang Li, Cuimei Zhao, Li Li, Luying Peng
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The control of cardiomyocyte differentiation is tightly linked to microRNAs (miRNAs), which have been emerging as important players in heart development. However, the regulation mechanisms mediated by miRNAs in early heart development remains speculative. Here, we evaluated the impact of miR-26b during the progression of cardiomyocyte differentiation from the P19 cell line. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The overexpression of miR-26b in P19 cells was performed by transduction with lentivirus vector...
August 15, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808999/studying-protein-protein-interactions-by-biotin-ap-tagged-pulldown-and-ltq-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry
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Zhongqiu Xie, Yuemeng Jia, Hui Li
The study of protein-protein interactions represents a key aspect of biological research. Identifying unknown protein binding partners using mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics has evolved into an indispensable strategy in drug discovery. The classic approach of immunoprecipitation with specific antibodies against the proteins of interest has limitations, such as the need for immunoprecipitation-qualified antibody. The biotin AP-tag pull-down system has the advantage of high specificity, ease of use, and no requirement for antibody...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808993/multiplexed-liquid-chromatography-multiple-reaction-monitoring-mass-spectrometry-quantification-of-cancer-signaling-proteins
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Yi Chen, Kate J Fisher, Mark Lloyd, Elizabeth R Wood, Domenico Coppola, Erin Siegel, David Shibata, Yian A Chen, John M Koomen
Quantitative evaluation of protein expression across multiple cancer-related signaling pathways (e.g., Wnt/β-catenin, TGF-β, receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK), MAP kinases, NF-κB, and apoptosis) in tumor tissues may enable the development of a molecular profile for each individual tumor that can aid in the selection of appropriate targeted cancer therapies. Here, we describe the development of a broadly applicable protocol to develop and implement quantitative mass spectrometry assays using cell line models and frozen tissue specimens from colon cancer patients...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808228/loss-of-usp9x-disrupts-cell-adhesion-and-components-of-the-wnt-and-notch-signaling-pathways-in-neural-progenitors
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Susitha Premarathne, Mariyam Murtaza, Nicholas Matigian, Lachlan A Jolly, Stephen A Wood
Development of neural progenitors depends upon the coordination of appropriate intrinsic responses to extrinsic signalling pathways. Here we show the deubiquitylating enzyme, Usp9x regulates components of both intrinsic and extrinsic fate determinants. Nestin-cre mediated ablation of Usp9x from embryonic neural progenitors in vivo resulted in a transient disruption of cell adhesion and apical-basal polarity and, an increased number and ectopic localisation of intermediate neural progenitors. In contrast to other adhesion and polarity proteins, levels of β-catenin protein, especially S33/S37/T41 phospho-β-catenin, were markedly increased in Usp9x (-/Y) embryonic cortices...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808213/the-interaction-between-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-cascade-and-pkg-activation-in-cancer
#15
Kevin Lee, Gary A Piazza
The activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling cascade has been well studied and documented in colorectal cancer (CRC). The long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) has been shown to reduce the incidence and risk of death from CRC in numerous epidemiological studies. The NSAID sulindac has also been reported to cause regression of precancerous adenomas in individuals with familial adenomatous polyposis who are at high risk of developing CRC. The mechanism responsible for cancer chemopreventive activity of NSAIDs is not well understood but may be unrelated to their cyclooxygenase inhibitory activity...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807725/the-rnf146-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-is-required-for-the-control-of-wnt-signaling-and-body-pattern-formation-in-xenopus
#16
Xuechen Zhu, Rui Xing, Renbo Tan, Rongyang Dai, Qinghua Tao
The RING finger protein Rnf146 encodes an E3 ubiquitin ligase capable of targeting poly-ADP-ribosylated substrates for proteasomal degradation. Rnf146 has been identified as a critical regulator of Axin1 and thus of Wnt/β-catenin signaling. However its physiological significance in vertebrate embryonic development remains to be demonstrated. In this study, we take advantages of early Xenopus embryos to demonstrate that Rnf146 is essential for embryonic pattern formation. Depletion of zygotic Rnf146 using a translation blocking morpholino oligo (MO) results in anteriorized development and increased expression the anterior marker gene Otx2, consistent the notion that Rnf146 is a positive regulator of Wnt/β-catenin signaling through negatively regulating Axin1 expression...
August 11, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807667/inhibition-of-beta-catenin-signaling-in-the-skin-rescues-cutaneous-adipogenesis-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-c-82
#17
Robert Lafyatis, Julio C Mantero, Jessica Gordon, Nina Kishore, Mary Carns, Howard Dittrich, Robert Spiera, Robert W Simms, John Varga
Several studies have suggested that Wnts might contribute to skin fibrosis in systemic sclerosis (SSc) by affecting the differentiation of pluripotent dermal cells. We tested C-82, a therapeutic that inhibits canonical Wnt signaling by blocking the interaction of cAMP Response Element-Binding Protein with β-Catenin and inhibiting Wnt-activated genes. We utilized previously unreported trial design, formulating C-82 for topical application and conducting a placebo controlled, double-blinded clinical trial in which patients with diffuse cutaneous SSc were treated with C-82 or placebo on opposite forearms...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807594/thyroid-hormone-receptor-beta-agonist-gc-1-inhibits-met-%C3%AE-catenin-driven-hepatocellular-cancer
#18
Elisabetta Puliga, Qian Min, Junyan Tao, Rong Zhang, Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd, Minakshi Poddar, Sucha Singh, Amedeo Columbano, Jinming Yu, Satdarshan P Monga
The thyromimetic agent GC-1 induces hepatocyte proliferation via Wnt/β-catenin signaling and may promoting regeneration in both acute and chronic liver insufficiencies. However, β-catenin activation particularly due to mutations in CTNNB1 is seen in a subset of hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC). Thus, it will be critical to address any effect of GC-1 on HCC growth and development, before its use can be advocated to stimulate regeneration in chronic liver diseases. In the current study, we first examine the effect of GC-1 on β-catenin-TCF4 activity in HCC cell lines harboring wild-type or mutated-CTNNB1...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807161/phytochemical-modulation-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy-strategies-to-overcome-chemoresistance-in-leukemic-stem-cells-in-the-bone-marrow-microenvironment
#19
Helen C Owen, Sandra Appiah, Noor Hasan, Lucy Ghali, Ghada Elayat, Celia Bell
Advances in scientific research and targeted treatment regimes have improved survival rates for many cancers over the past few decades. However, for some types of leukemia, including acute lymphoblastic and acute myeloid leukemia, mortality rates have continued to rise, with chemoresistance in leukemic stem cells (LSCs) being a major contributing factor. Most cancer drug therapies act by inducing apoptosis in dividing cells but are ineffective in targeting quiescent LSCs. Niches in the bone marrow, known as leukemic niches, behave as "sanctuaries" where LSCs acquire drug resistance...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807065/possible-role-of-dickkopf-1-protein-in-the-pathogenesis-of-tympanosclerosis-in-a-rat-model
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Y Zhang, S Wang, Y Zheng, A Liu
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the expression of DKK1 protein in an experimental model of tympanosclerosis and its possible role in the pathogenesis of this disorder. METHODS: Forty Sprague Dawley rats were included in the study: 20 in the control group (which received no treatment) and 20 in the experimental group (which received an incision to induce tympanosclerosis). Otomicroscopy was performed to observe the development of myringosclerosis. Haematoxylin and eosin staining was performed to observe the morphological changes...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
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