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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340042/effects-of-dietary-l-arginine-levels-on-small-intestine-protein-turnover-and-the-expression-of-genes-related-to-protein-synthesis-and-proteolysis-of-layers
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L P Miao, C Yuan, X Y Dong, X Y Zhang, M Y Zhou, X T Zou
The aim of this study was to test the effects of dietary L-arginine (Arg) levels on protein turnover in the small intestine and the expression of genes related to protein synthesis and proteolysis of laying hens. Xinyang Black commercial laying hens (n = 864, aged 217 d) were randomly distributed to 6 treatments with 4 replicates of 36 birds. The dietary treatments were corn-corn gluten meal based diets containing 0.64, 0.86, 1.03, 1.27, 1.42 and 1.66% L-Arg, respectively. Fractional protein synthesis rate (FSR) and fractional protein gain rate (FGR) in the jejunum were the highest in the 1...
March 9, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315428/p53-modulates-the-effect-of-ribosomal-protein-s6-kinase1-s6k1-on-cisplatin-toxicity-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-cells
#2
Ling-Yi Xiao, Wai-Ming Kan
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is characterized by the expression of the oncoprotein, BCR-ABL. BCR-ABL inhibitors revolutionized CML chemotherapy while blast crisis (BC) CML patients are less responsive. Since suppression of ribosomal protein S6 kinase1 (S6K1) phosphorylation reverses the resistance to BCR-ABL inhibitor in CML cells and S6K1 inhibitors augment cisplatin toxicity in lung cancer cells, we speculated that combination of S6K1 inhibitor and cisplatin may be beneficial for eliminating BC CML cells...
March 14, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314311/core-needle-biopsy-specimens-are-more-appropriate-than-surgical-specimens-for-evaluating-the-expression-of-phosphoproteins-as-biological-markers-in-invasive-breast-cancer
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Hyun-Ah Kim, Ji Hyun Kim, Hyang Suk Choi, Yun Gyoung Kim, Seok Joon Lee, Kang Hee Han, Min Ki Seong, Hye Sil Seol, Woo Chul Noh
BACKGROUND/AIM: To evaluate whether core needle biopsy specimens (CNBS) would be better than surgical specimens (SS) for evaluating phosphoproteins as biological markers in breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective analysis included a total of 99 patients who had invasive breast cancer and were treated surgically between January 2012 and July 2013. The expression of phosphorylated ribosomal protein S6-kinase-1 (p-S6K1), phosphorylated protein kinase B (p-AKT), and estrogen receptor (ER) were assessed immunohistochemically on both CNBS and SS for each patient...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302721/involvement-of-notch1-signaling-in-malignant-progression-of-a549-cells-subjected-to-prolonged-cadmium-exposure
#4
Kota Fujiki, Hisako Inamura, Takamitsu Miyayama, Masato Matsuoka
Cadmium exposure is known to increase lung cancer risk, but the underlying molecular mechanisms in cadmium-stimulated progression of malignancy are unclear. Here, we examined the effects of prolonged cadmium exposure on the malignant progression of A549 human lung adenocarcinoma cells and the roles of Notch1, hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-α), and insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R)/Akt/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)/p70 S6 kinase 1 (S6K1) signaling pathways. Exposing A549 cells to 10 or 20 μM cadmium chloride (CdCl2) for 9-15 weeks induced a high proliferative potential, the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), stress fiber formation, high cell motility, and resistance to anti-tumor drugs...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301598/regulation-of-anti-apoptotic-bcl-2-family-protein-mcl-1-by-s6-kinase-2
#5
Alakananda Basu, Savitha Sridharan
The anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family protein myeloid cell leukemia-1 (Mcl-1) plays an important role in breast cancer cell survival and chemoresistance. We have previously shown that knockdown of the 40S ribosomal protein S6 kinase-2 (S6K2), which acts downstream of the mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1), enhanced breast cancer cell death by apoptotic stimuli. The increase in cell death by S6K2 depletion was partly due to inactivation of Akt. In the present study, we investigated if S6K2 regulates Mcl-1, which acts downstream of Akt...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300280/rapamycin-attenuates-baff-extended-proliferation-and-survival-via-disruption-of-mtorc1-2-signaling-in-normal-and-neoplastic-b-lymphoid-cells
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Qingyu Zeng, Shanshan Qin, Hai Zhang, Beibei Liu, Jiamin Qin, Xiaoxue Wang, Ruijie Zhang, Chunxiao Liu, Xiaoqing Dong, Shuangquan Zhang, Shile Huang, Long Chen
B cell activating factor from the TNF family (BAFF) stimulates B-cell proliferation and survival, but excessive BAFF promotes the development of aggressive B cells leading to malignant and autoimmune diseases. Recently, we have reported that rapamycin, a macrocyclic lactone, attenuates human soluble BAFF (hsBAFF)-stimulated B-cell proliferation/survival by suppressing mTOR-mediated PP2A-Erk1/2 signaling pathway. Here, we show that the inhibitory effect of rapamycin on hsBAFF-promoted B cell proliferation/survival is also related to blocking hsBAFF-stimulated phosphorylation of Akt, S6K1 and 4E-BP1, as well as expression of survivin in normal and B-lymphoid (Raji and Daudi) cells...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286973/curcumin-inhibits-urothelial-tumor-development-by-suppressing-igf2-and-igf2-mediated-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Binqiang Tian, Yingmei Zhao, Tao Liang, Xuxiao Ye, Zuowei Li, Dongliang Yan, Qiang Fu, Yonghui Li
We have previously reported that curcumin inhibits urothelial tumor development in a rat bladder carcinogenesis model. In this study, we report that curcumin inhibits urothelial tumor development by suppressing IGF2 and IGF2-mediated PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway. Curcumin inhibits IGF2 expression at the transcriptional level and decreases the phosphorylation levels of IGF1R and IRS-1 in bladder cancer cells and N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU)-induced urothelial tumor tissue. Ectopic expression of IGF2 and IGF1R, but not IGF1, in bladder cancer cells restored this process, suggesting that IGF2 is a target of curcumin...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276898/association-of-ribosomal-protein-s6-kinase-1-with-cellular-radiosensitivity-of-non-small-lung-cancer
#8
Ye Wang, Hong Mei, Qiang Shao, Jian Wang, Zhenyu Lin
PURPOSE: Ribosomal S6 kinase 1 (S6K1) plays an important role in cell proliferation, protein translation and cell survival. This study investigated the possibility of using S6K1 as a new target in the radiotherapy of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and its potential mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: shRNA interference technology was applied to silence the expression of S6K1 in A549 and H460, and clonogenic assay was performed to measure the radiosensitizing effects...
March 2, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272775/cryptotanshinone-inhibition-of-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-pathway-is-dependent-on-oestrogen-receptor-alpha-in-breast-cancer
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Yanhong Pan, Junfeng Shi, Wenting Ni, Yuping Liu, Siliang Wang, Xu Wang, Zhonghong Wei, Aiyun Wang, Wenxing Chen, Yin Lu
Cryptotanshinone (CPT) has been demonstrated to inhibit proliferation and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway in MCF-7 breast cancer cells. However, the same results are unable to be repeated in MDA-MB-231 cells. Given the main difference of oestrogen receptor α (ERα) between two types of breast cancer cells, It is possibly suggested that CPT inhibits mTOR pathway dependent on ERα in breast cancer. CPT could significantly inhibit cell proliferation of ERα-positive cancer cells, whereas ERα-negative cancer cells are insensitive to CPT...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257457/concurrent-inhibition-of-mtorc1-and-mtorc2-by-wye-687-inhibits-renal-cell-carcinoma-cell-growth-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#10
Xiao-Dong Pan, Dong-Hua Gu, Jia-Hui Mao, Hua Zhu, Xinfeng Chen, Bing Zheng, Yuxi Shan
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR)in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) represents a valuable oncotarget for treatment. We here tested the potential anti-RCC activity by a novel mTOR kinase inhibitor WYE-687in vitro and in vivo.WYE-687 was cytotoxic and anti-proliferative to established RCC cell lines (786-O and A498) and primary human RCC cells. Yet, it was non-cytotoxic toHK-2 tubular epithelial cells.WYE-687 provoked caspase-dependent apoptosis in the RCC cells. At the molecular level, WYE-687 almost completely blocked mTORC1 (p-S6K1 and p-S6) and mTORC2 (p-Akt Ser 473) activation in both 786-Ocells and primary human RCC cells, where it downregulated both hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α and HIF-2α expression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249155/pharmacologic-targeting-of-s6k1-in-pten-deficient-neoplasia
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Hongqi Liu, Xizhi Feng, Kelli N Ennis, Catherine A Behrmann, Pranjal Sarma, Tony T Jiang, Satoshi Kofuji, Liang Niu, Yiwen Stratton, Hala Elnakat Thomas, Sang-Oh Yoon, Atsuo T Sasaki, David R Plas
Genetic S6K1 inactivation can induce apoptosis in PTEN-deficient cells. We analyzed the therapeutic potential of S6K1 inhibitors in PTEN-deficient T cell leukemia and glioblastoma. Results revealed that the S6K1 inhibitor LY-2779964 was relatively ineffective as a single agent, while S6K1-targeting AD80 induced cytotoxicity selectively in PTEN-deficient cells. In vivo, AD80 rescued 50% of mice transplanted with PTEN-deficient leukemia cells. Cells surviving LY-2779964 treatment exhibited inhibitor-induced S6K1 phosphorylation due to increased mTOR-S6K1 co-association, which primed the rapid recovery of S6K1 signaling...
February 28, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237991/rapamycin-enhances-repressed-autophagy-and-attenuates-aggressive-progression-in-a-rat-model-of-iga-nephropathy
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Di Liu, Yexin Liu, Guochun Chen, Liyu He, Chengyuan Tang, Chang Wang, Danyi Yang, Huiqiong Li, Zheng Dong, Hong Liu
BACKGROUND: IgA nephropathy (IgAN) has been considered to be the most frequent form of primary glomerulonephritis that occurs worldwide with a variety of factors involved in its occurrence and development. The impact of autophagy in IgAN, however, remains partially unclear. This study was designed to investigate the effects of rapamycin in an IgAN model. METHOD: After establishing an IgAN rat model, SD rats were divided into 4 groups: control, control + rapamycin, IgAN, IgAN + rapamycin...
February 25, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235480/the-effects-of-reduced-dietary-protein-level-on-amino-acid-transporters-and-mtor-signaling-pathway-in-pigs
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Dan Wang, Xuebin Wan, Jian Peng, Qi Xiong, Hongdan Niu, Huanan Li, Jin Chai, Siwen Jiang
Amino acid transporter plays an important role in regulating mTOR signaling pathway. This study investigated the effects of reduced dietary protein levels on amino acid transporters and mTOR signaling pathway. A total of 54 weaning pigs were randomly allocated into a 3 × 3 factorial design, followed by slaughtering the pigs separately after 10-, 25- and 45-day feeding, with 18 pigs from each feeding period divided into three subgroups for treatment with three different protein-level diets: 20% crude protein (CP) diet (normal recommended, high protein, HP), 17% CP diet (medium protein, MP) and 14% CP diet (low protein, LP)...
April 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230853/mesenchymal-stromal-cells-inhibit-cd25-expression-via-the-mtor-pathway-to-potentiate-t-cell-suppression
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Hyun Seung Yoo, Kyuheon Lee, Kwangmin Na, Yong Xu Zhang, Hyun-Ja Lim, TacGhee Yi, Sun U Song, Myung-Shin Jeon
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are known to suppress T-cell activation and proliferation. Several studies have reported that MSCs suppress CD25 expression in T cells. However, the molecular mechanism underlying MSC-mediated suppression of CD25 expression has not been fully examined. Here, we investigated the mTOR pathway, which is involved in CD25 expression in T cells. We showed that MSCs inhibited CD25 expression, which was restored in the presence of an inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) inhibitor...
February 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223222/disrupting-the-key-circadian-regulator-clock-leads-to-age-dependent-cardiovascular-disease
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Faisal J Alibhai, Jonathan LaMarre, Cristine J Reitz, Elena V Tsimakouridze, Jeffrey T Kroetsch, Steffen-Sebastian Bolz, Alex Shulman, Samantha Steinberg, Thomas P Burris, Gavin Y Oudit, Tami A Martino
The circadian mechanism underlies daily rhythms in cardiovascular physiology and rhythm disruption is a major risk factor for heart disease and worse outcomes. However, the role of circadian rhythms is generally clinically unappreciated. Clock is a core component of the circadian mechanism and here we examine the role of Clock as a vital determinant of cardiac physiology and pathophysiology in aging. Clock(Δ19/Δ19) mice develop age-dependent increases in heart weight, hypertrophy, dilation, impaired contractility, and reduced myogenic responsiveness...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218391/mapk3-1-participates-in-the-activation-of-primordial-follicles-through-mtorc1-kitl-signaling
#16
Yu Zhao, Yu Zhang, Jia Li, Nana Zheng, Xiaoting Xu, Jing Yang, Guoliang Xia, Meijia Zhang
The majority of ovarian primordial follicles are preserved in a dormant state to maintain the female reproductive lifespan, and only a few primordial follicles are activated to enter the growing follicle pool in each wave. Recent studies have shown that primordial follicular activation depends on mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1)-KIT ligand (KITL) signaling in pre-granulosa cells and its receptor (KIT)-phosphoinositol 3 kinase (PI3K) signaling in oocytes. However, the upstream regulator of mTORC1 signaling is unclear...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216662/ddx5-promotes-gastric-cancer-cell-proliferation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-through-mtor-signaling-pathway
#17
Cheng Du, Dan-Qi Li, Na Li, Li Chen, Shi-Sen Li, Yang Yang, Ming-Xiao Hou, Man-Jiang Xie, Zhen-Dong Zheng
DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) box helicase 5 (DDX5) is an ATP-dependent RNA helicase that is overexpressed in various malignancies. Increasing evidence suggests that DDX5 participates in carcinogenesis and cancer progression via promoting cell proliferation and metastasis. However, the functional role of DDX5 in gastric cancer is largely unknown. In this study, we observed that DDX5 was significantly up-regulated in gastric cancer tissues compared with the paired adjacent normal tissues. The expression of DDX5 correlated strongly with Ki67 index and pathological stage of gastric cancer...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214828/role-for-target-of-rapamycin-mtor-signal-pathway-in-regulating-neuronal-injury-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#18
Jie-Ping Wang, Meng-Yu Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a serine/threonine protein kinase and activation of its signal pathway plays an important role in regulating protein growth and synthesis as well as cell proliferation and survival. In the present study, we examined the contribution of mTOR signal and its downstream products to brain injuries induced by intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in rats. METHODS: Western Blot analysis was employed to examine the protein expression of mTOR and its downstream pathway and Caspase-3...
January 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193461/gill-structural-integrity-changes-in-fish-deficient-or-excessive-in-dietary-isoleucine-towards-the-modulation-of-tight-junction-protein-inflammation-apoptosis-and-antioxidant-defense-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-tor-and-nrf2-signaling-pathways
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Lin Feng, Lu Gan, Wei-Dan Jiang, Pei Wu, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Ling Tang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
This study firstly aimed to test the impact of dietary isoleucine (Ile) on tight junction protein, inflammation, apoptosis, antioxidant defense and related signaling molecule gene expression in the gill of fish. Young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) (weighing 256.8 ± 3.5 g) were fed six diets containing graded levels of Ile, namely, 3.8, 6.6, 9.3, 12.5, 15.2 and 18.5 g/kg diet for 8 weeks. The results firstly revealed that Ile deficiency down-regulated the mRNA expressions of claudin-3, claudin-b, claudin-c, occludin and zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1) and up-regulated the mRNA expression of claudin-12, which led to the intercellular structure damage of fish gill...
February 11, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184936/inhibition-of-rab1a-suppresses-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-proliferation-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#20
Hui Xu, Mingping Qian, Bingkun Zhao, Chenyang Wu, Niraj Maskey, Hongming Song, Dengfeng Li, Jialu Song, Kaiyao Hua, Lin Fang
RAB1A acts as an oncogene in various cancers, and emerging evidence has verified that RAB1A is an mTORC1 activator in hepatocellular and colorectal cancer, but the role of RAB1A in breast cancer remains unclear. In this investigation, RAB1A siRNA was successfully transfected in MDA-MB-231 and BT-549 human triple-negative breast cancer cells, and verified by real‑time quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting. Then, MTT cell proliferation, colony formation, cell invasion and wound healing assays were performed to characterize the function of RAB1A in the breast cancer cell lines...
March 2017: Oncology Reports
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