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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691598/hepatocyte-transplantation-and-advancements-in-alternative-cell-sources-for-liver-based-regenerative-medicine
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REVIEW
Charlotte A Lee, Siddharth Sinha, Emer Fitzpatrick, Anil Dhawan
Human hepatocyte transplantation has been actively perused as an alternative to liver replacement for acute liver failure and liver-based metabolic defects. Current challenges in this field include a limited cell source, reduced cell viability following cryopreservation and poor engraftment of cells into the recipient liver with consequent limited life span. As a result, alternative stem cell sources such as pluripotent stem cells, fibroblasts, hepatic progenitor cells, amniotic epithelial cells and mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) can be used to generate induced hepatocyte like cells (HLC) with each technique exhibiting advantages and disadvantages...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691590/enhancer-reprogramming-in-tumor-progression-a-new-route-towards-cancer-cell-plasticity
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Luca Fagnocchi, Vittoria Poli, Alessio Zippo
Cancer heterogeneity arises during tumor progression as a consequence of genetic insults, environmental cues, and reversible changes in the epigenetic state, favoring tumor cell plasticity. The role of enhancer reprogramming is emerging as a relevant field in cancer biology as it supports adaptation of cancer cells to those environmental changes encountered during tumor progression and metastasis seeding. In this review, we describe the cancer-related alterations that drive oncogenic enhancer activity, leading to dysregulated transcriptional programs...
April 24, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691553/-klf10-silencing-inhibited-mechanical-force-induced-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-periodontal-ligament-cells
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Xiao-Qin Yu, Yun-Long Li, Jin-Yu Gao, Hua Liu
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of Klf10 silence on human periodontal ligament cells (HPDLCs) under mechanical force. METHODS: HPDLCs were isolated and transfected with Klf10 siRNA, and then exposed to centrifugal force for 6 h at 631 r/min. Purmorphamine, an hedgehog signaling pathway agonist, was used for intervention. The activity of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) was detected by ELISA. RT-PCR and Western blot were performed to detect the mRNA and protein expression of Klf10, Runt related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), osteopontin (OPN) and osteocalcin (OCN)...
December 2017: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691438/the-hippo-signaling-transducer-taz-regulates-mammary-gland-morphogenesis-and-carcinogen-induced-mammary-tumorigenesis
#4
Kayla E Denson, Ashley L Mussell, He Shen, Alexander Truskinovsky, Nuo Yang, Natesh Parashurama, Yanmin Chen, Costa Frangou, Fajun Yang, Jianmin Zhang
Hippo signaling pathway is an evolutionarily conserved pathway that controls organ size by regulating cell proliferation, apoptosis and stem cell self-renewal. TAZ (transcriptional coactivator with the PDZ-binding motif) is a key downstream effector of the mammalian Hippo pathway. Here, using a transgenic mouse model with mammary-gland-specific expression of constitutively active TAZ, we found that TAZ induction in mammary epithelial cells was associated with an increase in mammary glandular size, which probably resulted from adipocyte hypertrophy...
April 24, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691406/feed-forward-alpha-particle-radiotherapy-ablates-androgen-receptor-addicted-prostate-cancer
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Michael R McDevitt, Daniel L J Thorek, Takeshi Hashimoto, Tatsuo Gondo, Darren R Veach, Sai Kiran Sharma, Teja Muralidhar Kalidindi, Diane S Abou, Philip A Watson, Bradley J Beattie, Oskar Vilhemsson Timmermand, Sven-Erik Strand, Jason S Lewis, Peter T Scardino, Howard I Scher, Hans Lilja, Steven M Larson, David Ulmert
Human kallikrein peptidase 2 (hK2) is a prostate specific enzyme whose expression is governed by the androgen receptor (AR). AR is the central oncogenic driver of prostate cancer (PCa) and is also a key regulator of DNA repair in cancer. We report an innovative therapeutic strategy that exploits the hormone-DNA repair circuit to enable molecularly-specific alpha particle irradiation of PCa. Alpha-particle irradiation of PCa is prompted by molecularly specific-targeting and internalization of the humanized monoclonal antibody hu11B6 targeting hK2 and further accelerated by inherent DNA-repair that up-regulate hK2 (KLK2) expression in vivo...
April 24, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691341/epigenetic-regulation-of-tumor-suppressors-by-helicobacter-pylori-enhances-ebv-induced-proliferation-of-gastric-epithelial-cells
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Saurabh Pandey, Hem Chandra Jha, Sanket Kumar Shukla, Meghan K Shirley, Erle S Robertson
Helicobacter pylori and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) are two well-known contributors to cancer and can establish lifelong persistent infection in the host. This leads to chronic inflammation, which also contributes to development of cancer. Association with H. pylori increases the risk of gastric carcinoma, and coexistence with EBV enhances proliferation of infected cells. Further, H. pylori -EBV coinfection causes chronic inflammation in pediatric patients. We have established an H. pylori -EBV coinfection model system using human gastric epithelial cells...
April 24, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691299/undifferentiated-sarcomas-in-children-harbor-clinically-relevant-oncogenic-fusions-and-gene-copy-number-alterations-a-report-from-the-children-s-oncology-group
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Theodore W Laetsch, Angshumoy Roy, Lin Xu, Jennifer O Black, Cheryl M Coffin, Yueh-Yun Chi, Jing Tian, Sheri L Spunt, Douglas S Hawkins, Julia A Bridge, D Williams Parsons, Stephen X Skapek
PURPOSE: A comprehensive analysis of the genomics of undifferentiated sarcomas (UDS) is lacking.  We analyzed copy number alterations and fusion status in patients with UDS prospectively treated on Children's Oncology Group protocol ARST0332. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Copy number alterations were assessed by Oncoscan FFPE Express on 32 UDS. Whole-exome and transcriptome libraries from 8 tumors with sufficient archived material were sequenced on HiSeq (2x100 bp). Targeted RNA-sequencing using Archer chemistry was performed on two additional cases...
April 24, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691253/the-inhibitory-nkr-p1b-clr-b-recognition-axis-facilitates-detection-of-oncogenic-transformation-and-cancer-immunosurveillance
#8
Miho Tanaka, Jason H Fine, Christina L Kirkham, Oscar A Aguilar, Antoaneta Belcheva, Alberto Martin, Troy Ketela, Jason Moffat, David Sj Allan, James R Carlyle
Natural killer (NK) cells express receptors specific for MHC class I (MHC-I) molecules involved in "missing-self" recognition of cancer and virus-infected cells. Here we elucidate the role of MHC-I-independent NKR-P1B:Clr-b interactions in the detection of oncogenic transformation by NK cells. Ras oncogene overexpression was found to promote a real-time loss of Clr-b on mouse fibroblasts and leukemia cells, mediated in part via the Raf/MEK/ERK and PI3K pathways. Ras-driven Clr-b downregulation occurred at the level of the Clrb (Clec2d) promoter, nascent Clr-b transcripts, and cell surface Clr-b protein, in turn promoting missing-self recognition via the NKR-P1B inhibitory receptor...
April 24, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690860/low-expression-of-c-myc-protein-predicts-poor-outcomes-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-resection
#9
Fei Ji, Zhi-Heng Zhang, Yi Zhang, Shun-Li Shen, Qing-Hua Cao, Long-Juan Zhang, Shao-Qiang Li, Bao-Gang Peng, Li-Jian Liang, Yun-Peng Hua
BACKGROUND: Embryonic Liver Fodrin (ELF) is an adaptor protein of transforming growth factor (TGF-β) signaling cascade. Disruption of ELF results in mislocalization of Smad3 and Smad4, leading to compromised TGF-β signaling. c-Myc is an important oncogenic transcription factor, and the disruption of TGF-β signaling promotes c-Myc-induced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) carcinogenesis. However, the prognostic significance of c-Myc in HCC is less understood METHODS: The expression of c-Myc protein and mRNA were measured by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and qRT- PCR, respectively...
April 24, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690664/-clinicopathologic-features-of-gastric-plexiform-fibromyxoma
#10
G M Hu, H P Chen, Q Y Liu, X C Shi, H F Wu, Y K Feng, J L Ren, C F Wang
Objective: To analyse the clinicopathologic features of gastric plexiform fibromyxoma (PF) including diagnosis, differential diagnosis, immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology. Methods: Eight cases of PF were collected from June 2006 to June 2017 at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University and the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University. The clinicopathologic findings of eight cases of PF were retrospectively analyzed, and immunohistochemistry (EnVision method) and molecular detection of glioma-associated oncogene homologue 1 (GLI1) gene translocation were performed...
April 8, 2018: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690599/clinicopathological-characteristics-and-mutations-driving-development-of-early-lung-adenocarcinoma-tumor-initiation-and-progression
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REVIEW
Kentaro Inamura
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, with lung adenocarcinoma representing the most common lung cancer subtype. Among all lung adenocarcinomas, the most prevalent subset develops via tumorigenesis and progression from atypical adenomatous hyperplasia (AAH) to adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS), to minimally invasive adenocarcinoma (MIA), to overt invasive adenocarcinoma with a lepidic pattern. This stepwise development is supported by the clinicopathological and molecular characteristics of these tumors...
April 23, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690543/memory-function-in-feeding-habit-transformation-of-mandarin-fish-siniperca-chuatsi
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Yaqi Dou, Shan He, Xu-Fang Liang, Wenjing Cai, Jie Wang, Linjie Shi, Jiao Li
Mandarin fish refuse dead prey fish or artificial diets and can be trained to transform their inborn feeding habit. To investigate the effect of memory on feeding habit transformation, we compared the reaction time to dead prey fish and the success rate of feeding habit transformation to dead prey fish with training of mandarin fish in the 1st experimental group (trained once) and the 2nd experimental group (trained twice). The mandarin fish in the 2nd group had higher success rate of feeding habit transformation (100%) than those in the 1st group (67%), and shorter reaction time to dead prey fish (<1 s) than those in the 1st group (>1 s)...
April 22, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689598/correlation-between-circulating-cell-free-pik3ca-tumor-dna-levels-and-treatment-response-in-patients-with-pik3ca-mutated-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Annette R Kodahl, Sidse Ehmsen, Niels Pallisgaard, Anne Marie B Jylling, Jeanette Dupont Jensen, Anne-Vibeke Laenkholm, Ann S Knoop, Henrik J Ditzel
Liquid biopsies focusing on the analysis of circulating cell-free tumor DNA (ctDNA) may have important clinical implications for personalized medicine, including early detection of cancer, therapeutic guidance and monitoring of recurrence. Mutations in the oncogene, PIK3CA, are frequently observed in breast cancer and have been suggested as a predictive biomarker for PI3K-selective inhibitor treatment. In this study, we analyzed the presence of PIK3CA mutations in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded, metastatic tissue and corresponding ctDNA from serum of patients with advanced breast cancer using a highly-sensitive, optimized droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) assay...
April 24, 2018: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689350/hsa_circ_0079530-promotes-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#14
Jipeng Li, Jianhua Wang, Zhe Chen, Yin Chen, Mingwei Jin
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) play a crucial role in the occurrence of several diseases including cancers. However, little is known about their role in Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In the present study, we found that hsa_circ_0075930 expression levels were significantly higher in NSCLC cell lines and tissues. The elevated hsa_circ_0075930 expression was correlated with tumor size (P = 0.001) and Lymph node metastasis (P = 0.038). Functional experiments showed knockdown of hsa_circ_0075930 followed by RNA silencing restrained cell proliferation and induced cell cycle arrest of NSCLC cells...
April 21, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689270/mutual-suppression-of-mir-125a-and-lin28b-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#15
Marta Panella, Nicola Mosca, Armando Di Palo, Nicoletta Potenza, Aniello Russo
MicroRNA-125a exhibits an antiproliferative activity and is downregulated in several types of tumors, including hepatocellular carcinoma where it targets sirtuin-7, matrix metalloproteinase-11, and c-Raf. Another target of miR-125a is Lin28, a pluripotency factor that is generally undetectable in differentiated cells but is often upregulated/reactivated in tumors where it acts as an oncogenic factor promoting cell proliferation and tumor progression. In this study we show that downregulation of Lin28b by miR-125a partially accounts for its antiproliferative activity toward hepatocellular carcinoma cells...
April 21, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689246/il-13-is-produced-by-tumor-cells-in-breast-implant-associated-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-implications-for-pathogenesis
#16
Marshall E Kadin, John Morgan, Haiying Xu, Alan L Epstein, David Sieber, Bradley A Hubbard, William P Adams, Carlos E Bacchi, Joao C S Goes, Mark W Clemens, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Roberto N Miranda
More than 500 women worldwide have developed a CD30+ T-cell lymphoma around breast implants, strongly suggesting a cause and effect relationship, and designated as breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). The mechanism of lymphomagenesis is unknown. Recently, a bacterial biofilm containing gram negative bacilli was discovered on the surface of breast implants associated with ALCL. We and others have described overexpression of the proto-oncogene JUNB and mutations of JAK1/2, TP53 and STAT3 in BIA-ALCL...
April 21, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688883/high-microrna-28-5p-expression-in-colorectal-adenocarcinoma-predicts-short-term-relapse-of-node-negative-patients-and-poor-overall-survival-of-patients-with-non-metastatic-disease
#17
Panagiotis Tsiakanikas, Christos K Kontos, Dimitrios Kerimis, Iordanis N Papadopoulos, Andreas Scorilas
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) may function either as oncogenes or tumor suppressors and are heavily involved in the initiation and progression of cancer, and in metastasis of tumor cells. MicroRNA-28-5p (miR-28-5p) targets several cancer-related genes and is hence involved in cell proliferation, migration, invasion and epithelial-mesenchymal transition. In this study, we investigated the potential diagnostic and prognostic significance of miR-28-5p expression in colorectal adenocarcinoma, the most frequent type of colorectal cancer (CRC)...
April 24, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688807/acetylation-mediated-siah2-stabilization-enhances-phd3-degradation-in-helicobacter-pylori-infected-gastric-epithelial-cancer-cells
#18
Shrikant Babanrao Kokate, Pragyesh Dixit, Lopamudra Das, Suvasmita Rath, Arjama Dhar Roy, Indrajit Poirah, Debashish Chakraborty, Niranjan Rout, Shivaram Prasad Singh, Asima Bhattacharyya
Gastric epithelial cells infected with Helicobacter pylori acquire highly invasive and metastatic characteristics. The seven in absentia homolog (Siah)2, an E3 ubiquitin ligase, is one of the major proteins that induces invasiveness of infected gastric epithelial cells. We find that p300-driven acetylation of Siah2 at lysine 139 residue stabilizes the molecule in infected cells, thereby substantially increasing its efficiency to degrade prolyl hydroxylase (PHD)3 in the gastric epithelium. This enhances the accumulation of an oncogenic transcription factor hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (Hif1α) in H...
April 24, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688601/de-novo-mutations-in-the-set-nuclear-proto-oncogene-encoding-a-component-of-the-inhibitor-of-histone-acetyltransferases-inhat-complex-in-patients-with-non-syndromic-intellectual-disability
#19
Servi Jc Stevens, Vyne van der Schoot, Magalie S Leduc, Tuula Rinne, Seema R Lalani, Marjan M Weiss, Johanna M van Hagen, Augusta Ma Lachmeijer, Sylvia G Stockler-Ipsiroglu, Anna Lehman, Han G Brunner
The role of disturbed chromatin remodelling in the pathogenesis of intellectual disability (ID) is well established and illustrated by de novo mutations found in a plethora of genes encoding for proteins of the epigenetic regulatory machinery. We describe mutations in the "SET nuclear proto-oncogene" (SET), encoding a component of the "inhibitor of acetyltransferases" (INHAT) complex, involved in transcriptional silencing. Using whole exome sequencing, four patients were identified with de novo mutations in the SET gene...
April 24, 2018: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687846/screening-and-functional-analysis-of-micro-rnas-that-regulate-the-expression-of-the-tumor-suppression-tp53-gene
#20
L-K Li, Z-H Kong
OBJECTIVE: With gradual increase of cancer incidence and mortality rates, the regulatory mechanism of cancer has become a hotspot. It has been known that the expression of TP53 is closely associated with the occurrence of cancer. The microRNA (miRNA)-mediated regulation of the expression of numerous proto-oncogenes has been reported. This study aimed to identify miRNAs that regulate the expression of TP53 gene. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sequence of TP53 gene was downloaded from NCBI and analyzed with TargetScan software to predict potential miRNAs that regulate TP53 expression...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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