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Micro rna and cancer

Petros Takousis
Changes associated with neurodegeneration at the cellular level are manifestations of deregulated biochemical pathways, and typically precede neuronal loss. Incorporation of molecular markers in the diagnostic process could aid detection of early changes, prior to extensive neuronal loss, as early as the presymptomatic stages of the disorder, thus enabling improved patient stratification for targeted drug development. Such biomarkers should be sufficiently sensitive and specific to distinguish AD from other disorders with overlapping symptoms...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Chuin Hau Teo, Tomoko Soga, Ishwar S Parhar
Beta-catenin is a protein with dual functions in the cell, playing a role in both adhesion between cells as well as gene transcription via the canonical Wnt signalling pathway. In the canonical Wnt signalling pathway, beta-catenin again plays multiple roles. In the embryonic stage, the regulation of beta-catenin levels activates genes that govern cell proliferation and differentiation. In an adult organism, beta-catenin continues to regulate the cell cycle - as a result over-expression of beta-catenin may lead to cancer...
February 22, 2018: Neuro-Signals
Konstantinos V Floros, Timothy L Lochmann, Bin Hu, Carles Monterrubio, Mark T Hughes, Jason D Wells, Cristina Bernadó Morales, Maninderjit S Ghotra, Carlotta Costa, Andrew J Souers, Sosipatros A Boikos, Joel D Leverson, Ming Tan, Violeta Serra, Jennifer E Koblinski, Joaquin Arribas, Aleix Prat, Laia Paré, Todd W Miller, Mikhail G Dozmorov, Hisashi Harada, Brad E Windle, Maurizio Scaltriti, Anthony C Faber
HER2 ( ERBB2 ) amplification is a driving oncogenic event in breast cancer. Clinical trials have consistently shown the benefit of HER2 inhibitors (HER2i) in treating patients with both local and advanced HER2+ breast cancer. Despite this benefit, their efficacy as single agents is limited, unlike the robust responses to other receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors like EGFR inhibitors in EGFR -mutant lung cancer. Interestingly, the lack of HER2i efficacy occurs despite sufficient intracellular signaling shutdown following HER2i treatment...
February 23, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Fuchen Liu, Zeya Pan, Jinmin Zhang, Junsheng Ni, Chao Wang, Zhenguang Wang, Fangming Gu, Wei Dong, Weiping Zhou, Hui Liu
Aberrant expression of Ras homolog enriched in brain (RHEB) has been observed in a variety of cancer tissues and is closely associated with clinicopathological features. However, the expression profile of RHEB in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and its clinical signature with underlying mechanisms have not been explored thus far. To analyze the association between RHEB expression and clinicopathological features, the RHEB expression levels were determined in the present study using gene microarrays, immunohistochemistry and western blotting in 60 liver cancer tissues and 35 normal liver tissues...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
Gavin C W Chu, Kim Lazare, Frank Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. Although low-dose CT (LDCT) is recommended for lung cancer screening in high-risk populations and may decrease lung cancer mortality, there is a need to improve the accuracy of lung cancer screening to decrease over-diagnosis and morbidity. Blood and serum-based biomarkers, including EarlyCDT-lung and microRNA based biomarkers, are promising adjuncts to LDCT in lung cancer screening...
February 13, 2018: BMC Cancer
Andres Stucky, Xuelian Chen, Jiang F Zhong
Micro RNAs (miRNAs) are small RNAs processed from longer precursor RNA transcripts that can fold back on themselves to form Watson-Crick paired hairpin structures. Once processed from the longer molecule, the small RNA is much too short to code for proteins but can play other very important roles, like gene regulation. The phenomenon of RNA interference was initially observed by Napoli and Jorgensen in transgenic petunia flowers, where gene suppression was observed after introducing a transgene of chalcone synthase (CHS) belonging to the flavonoid biosynthesis pathway...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Jingcheng Zhang, Bin Wei, Huixian Hu, Fanrong Liu, Yan Tu, Fang He
Micro (mi)RNAs are an endogenous non-coding small RNA comprised of 19-26 nucleotides. miRNAs regulate gene expression through the recognition of its 'seed sequence' and interactions with 3'-untranslated region of target miRNAs. Previous studies identified that miRNAs are associated with the onset and development of breast cancer and that a number of mutations in the coding DNA sequence of miRNAs affect its expression. Therefore, the present study aimed to screen differentially expressed miRNAs using miRNA expression profile chips to analyze the expression of miRNA (miR)-205 in 12 breast cell lines of different metastatic performance and benign proliferative variation as well as breast cancer via in-situ hybridization, and screen out single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the miR-205 coding gene region...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
Jie-Yu Wang, Jia-Cheng Huang, Gang Chen, Dan-Ming Wei
For the purpose of demonstrating the clinical value and unraveling the molecular mechanisms of micro RNA (miR)-1-3p in colorectal carcinoma (CRC), the present study collected expression and diagnostic data from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), ArrayExpress and existing literature to conduct meta‑analyses and diagnostic tests. Furthermore, the potential targets of miR‑1‑3p were attained from datasets that transfected miR‑1‑3p into CRC cells, online prediction databases and differentially expressed genes from The Cancer Genome Atlas and literature...
February 1, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Rui Ling, Yuepeng Zhou, Ling Zhou, Dongfang Dai, Dan Wu, Lei Mi, Chaoming Mao, Deyu Chen
Dysregulation of micro (mi)RNA-let-7 has been associated with the development and prognosis of multiple cancer types. Lin28, a RNA-binding protein, plays a conserved role in regulating the maturation of let-7 family proteins. However, few studies have focused on the effects of Lin28/let-7 on Wnt-activated esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Analysis of the expression of let-7a, let-7b and let-7c in clinical tissues revealed that lower let-7a expression was correlated with higher tumor node metastasis staging and recurrence in patients with ESCC...
February 2, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Tetsuya Fujimura, Kenichi Takayama, Satoru Takahashi, Satoshi Inoue
Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) has been widely prescribed for patients with advanced prostate cancer (PC) to control key signaling pathways via androgen receptor (AR) and AR-collaborative transcriptional factors; however, PC gradually acquires a lethal phenotype and results in castration-resistant PC (CRPC) during ADT. Therefore, new therapeutic strategies are required in clinical practice. In addition, ARs; estrogen receptors (ERs; ERα and ERβ); and estrogen-related receptors (ERRs; ERRα, ERRβ, and ERRγ) have been reported to be involved in the development or regulation of PC...
January 23, 2018: Cancers
Shengni Hua, Chengdong Liu, Li Liu, Dehua Wu
Cancer cells are addictively dependent on glycolysis even in an oxygen-rich condition. However, the mechanism underlying micro (mi)RNA regulation of aerobic glycolysis in cancer cells has not been fully understood. Here, we demonstrated that the expression of miR-142-3p was lower in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) as compared to adjacent non-tumor samples, which was confirmed in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) HCC cohorts and Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) datasets. Function and pathway analysis showed that miR-142-3p was most relevent with metabolism...
January 19, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Minjia Lu, Xingyu Xu, Baohang Xi, Qi Dai, Chenli Li, Li Su, Xiaonan Zhou, Min Tang, Yuhua Yao, Jialiang Yang
RNAs may act as competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs), a critical mechanism in determining gene expression regulations in many cancers. However, the roles of ceRNAs in thyroid carcinoma remains elusive. In this study, we have developed a novel pipeline called Molecular Network-based Identification of ceRNA (MNIceRNA) to identify ceRNAs in thyroid carcinoma. MNIceRNA first constructs micro RNA (miRNA)-messenger RNA (mRNA)long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) networks from miRcode database and weighted correlation network analysis (WGCNA), based on which to identify key drivers of differentially expressed RNAs between normal and tumor samples...
January 19, 2018: Genes
Yumin Wang, Tingting Qin, Wangqiang Hu, Binghua Chen, Meijie Dai, Gang Xu
This study aimed to investigate the mechanisms underlying the development of the androgen-independent phenotype in prostate cancer. Methylation patterns were detected in androgen-independent and androgen-dependent lymph node carcinoma of the prostate (LNCaP) prostate carcinoma cells based on methylated DNA immunoprecipitation-bisulfite sequencing data and differentially methylated regions (DMRs) were identified. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and micro RNAs (miRNAs) with DMRs (named MDEGs and MDEmiRNAs) were identified by combining transcriptome and methylation data, and transcription factor (TF)-DEGs with DMRs in promoter (PMDEGs) and MDEmiRNA-MDEGs networks were constructed...
January 11, 2018: Genes
Mousumi Majumder, Leanna Dunn, Ling Liu, Asma Hasan, Krista Vincent, Muriel Brackstone, David Hess, Peeyush K Lala
We show that Cyclooxygenase-2 over-expression induces an oncogenic microRNA miR655 in human breast cancer cells by activation of EP4. MiR655 expression positively correlated with COX-2 in genetically disparate breast cancer cell lines and increased in all cell lines when grown as spheroids, implicating its link with stem-like cells (SLCs). Ectopic miR655 over-expression in MCF7 and SKBR3 cells resulted in increased proliferation, migration, invasion, spheroid formation and Epithelial to Masenchymal transition (EMT)...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
Eirini-Stavroula Komseli, Ioannis S Pateras, Thorbjørn Krejsgaard, Konrad Stawiski, Sophia V Rizou, Alexander Polyzos, Fani-Marlen Roumelioti, Maria Chiourea, Ioanna Mourkioti, Eleni Paparouna, Christos P Zampetidis, Sentiljana Gumeni, Ioannis P Trougakos, Dafni-Eleftheria Pefani, Eric O'Neill, Sarantis Gagos, Aristides G Eliopoulos, Wojciech Fendler, Dipanjan Chowdhury, Jiri Bartek, Vassilis G Gorgoulis
BACKGROUND: Senescence is a fundamental biological process implicated in various pathologies, including cancer. Regarding carcinogenesis, senescence signifies, at least in its initial phases, an anti-tumor response that needs to be circumvented for cancer to progress. Micro-RNAs, a subclass of regulatory, non-coding RNAs, participate in senescence regulation. At the subcellular level micro-RNAs, similar to proteins, have been shown to traffic between organelles influencing cellular behavior...
January 10, 2018: BMC Genomics
Karin Hoppe-Seyler, Anja Honegger, Felicitas Bossler, Jasmin Sponagel, Julia Bulkescher, Claudia Lohrey, Felix Hoppe-Seyler
Oncogenic types of human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are major human carcinogens. Cancer cells typically exhibit metabolic alterations which support their malignant growth. These include an enhanced rate of aerobic glycolysis ('Warburg effect') which in cancer cells is often linked to an increased expression of the rate-limiting glycolytic enzyme Hexokinase 2 (HK2). Intriguingly, recent studies indicate that the HPV E6/E7 oncogenes cause the metabolic reprogramming in HPV-positive cancer cells by directly upregulating HK2 expression...
December 5, 2017: Oncotarget
Rachael Kenworthy, Dale B Bosco, James T DeLigio, Diego A R Zorio
Multidrug resistance (MDR) represents a major hindrance to the efficacy of cancer chemotherapeutics. While surgical resection, radiation, and chemotherapy can be used to reduce tumor size, the subsequent appearance of drug resistant cells is a frequent problem. One of the main contributors to the development of MDR is increased expression of multi-drug resistant protein 1 (MDR1), also known as P-glycoprotein (P-gp). P-gp is a membrane-associated efflux pump that can efficiently remove internalized taxane-base chemotherapeutics thus preventing drug accumulation and maintaining cellular viability...
December 20, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
Shi-Yan Gu, Hong-Yu Chen, Huang-Mei Dai, Xin-Yang Li, Zun-Zhen Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the changes of micro RNA 155 (miR-155),BTB and CNC homologous protein 1 (BACH1),quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) and heme-oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in the process of arsenic trioxide-induced cell death,and to clarify the relationship between miR-155 and BACH1,providing experimental basis for the sensitivity of arsenic trioxide (ATO) treatment. METHODS: Human lung adenocarcinoma cell line A549 cells were treated with different concentrations of ATO...
November 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
Li Li, Kejun Zhang, Conghua Lu, Qin Sun, Sanjun Zhao, Lin Jiao, Rui Han, Caiyu Lin, Jianxin Jiang, Min Zhao, Yong He
Migration of cancer cells leads to the invasion of distant organs by primary tumors. Further, endogenous electric fields (EFs) in the tumor microenvironment direct the migration of lung cancer cells by a process referred to as electrotaxis - although the precise mechanism remains unclear. Caveolin-1 (Cav-1) is a multifunctional scaffolding protein that is associated with directional cell migration and lung cancer invasion; however, its precise role in lung cancer electrotaxis is unknown. In the present study, we first detected outward electric currents on the tumor body surface in lung cancer xenografts using a highly-sensitive vibrating probe...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
Orit Uziel, Anna Gutkin, Einat Beery, Meir Lahav
Exosomes, nano-vesicles secreted from all types of cells in the human body, function as inter-cell communicators. This role of exosomes is fulfilled by their specific content, dependent on the origin of donor cells from which they are secreted. Exosomes contain a plethora of nucleic acids (DNA, RNA and micro RNA), proteins and lipids. These molecules are packed in the donor cells into the exosomes which are subsequently secreted and transferred through various body fluids into the target cells which may be located far from the donor cells...
November 2017: Harefuah
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