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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813011/insights-into-the-effect-of-the-g245s-single-point-mutation-on-the-structure-of-p53-and-the-binding-of-the-protein-to-dna
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Marco Gaetano Lepre, Sara Ibrahim Omar, Gianvito Grasso, Umberto Morbiducci, Marco Agostino Deriu, Jack A Tuszynski
The transcription factor p53 is a potent tumor suppressor dubbed as the "guardian of the genome" because of its ability to orchestrate protective biological outputs in response to a variety of oncogenic stresses. Mutation and thus inactivation of p53 can be found in 50% of human tumors. The majority are missense mutations located in the DNA binding region. Among them, G245S is known to be a structural hotspot mutation. To understand the behaviors and differences between the wild-type and mutant, both a dimer of the wild type p53 (wt-p53) and its G245S mutant (G245S-mp53), complexed with DNA, were simulated using molecular dynamics for more than 1 μs...
August 16, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812991/the-retinoblastoma-rb-tumor-suppressor-pushing-back-against-genome-instability-on-multiple-fronts
#2
REVIEW
Renier Vélez-Cruz, David G Johnson
The retinoblastoma (RB) tumor suppressor is known as a master regulator of the cell cycle. RB is mutated or functionally inactivated in the majority of human cancers. This transcriptional regulator exerts its function in cell cycle control through its interaction with the E2F family of transcription factors and with chromatin remodelers and modifiers that contribute to the repression of genes important for cell cycle progression. Over the years, studies have shown that RB participates in multiple processes in addition to cell cycle control...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812986/epigenome-aberrations-emerging-driving-factors-of-the-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Ali Mehdi, Yasser Riazalhosseini
Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), the most common form of Kidney cancer, is characterized by frequent mutations of the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) tumor suppressor gene in ~85% of sporadic cases. Loss of pVHL function affects multiple cellular processes, among which the activation of hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) pathway is the best-known function. Constitutive activation of HIF signaling in turn activates hundreds of genes involved in numerous oncogenic pathways, which contribute to the development or progression of ccRCC...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812223/prognostic-potential-of-klotho-and-sfrp1-promoter-methylation-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#4
Abeer A Alsofyani, Rawiah A Alsiary, Alaa Samkari, Baraa T Alhaj-Hussain, Jalaluddin Azam Khan, Jaudah Al-Maghrabi, Aisha Elaimi, Mohammed H Al-Qahtani, Adel M Abuzenadah, Ashraf Dallol
Hypermethylation in the CpG island promoter regions of tumor suppressors is known to play a significant role in the development of HNSCC and the detection of which can aid the classification and prognosis of HNSCC. This study aims to profile the methylation patterns in a panel of key genes including CDKN2A, CDKN2B, KLOTHO (KL), RASSF1A, RARB, SLIT2, and SFRP1, in a group of HNSCC samples from Saudi Arabia. The extent of methylation in these genes is determined using the MethyLight assay and correlated with known clinicopathological parameters in our samples of 156 formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded HNSCC tissues...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Applied Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811975/chemotherapeutic-agent-mediated-elimination-of-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells
#5
REVIEW
Zibing Wang, Brian Till, Quanli Gao
Immunotherapy has shown great promise in the fight against cancer, as evidenced by the clinical efficacy of chimeric antigen receptor T cells in hematologic malignancies and checkpoint blockade in certain solid tumors. However, a considerable number of patients fail to respond to these therapies. Induction of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) by growing tumors has been shown to be one important factor limiting the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy. Recently, several chemotherapeutic agents used in conventional cancer chemotherapy have been found to reduce MDSC numbers in tumor tissues as well as in the peripheral lymphoid organs, and combining these agents with immunotherapy improved survival of tumor-bearing hosts...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811643/overexpressed-somatic-alleles-are-enriched-in-functional-elements-in-breast-cancer
#6
Paula Restrepo, Mercedeh Movassagh, Nawaf Alomran, Christian Miller, Muzi Li, Chris Trenkov, Yulian Manchev, Sonali Bahl, Stephanie Warnken, Liam Spurr, Tatiyana Apanasovich, Keith Crandall, Nathan Edwards, Anelia Horvath
Asymmetric allele content in the transcriptome can be indicative of functional and selective features of the underlying genetic variants. Yet, imbalanced alleles, especially from diploid genome regions, are poorly explored in cancer. Here we systematically quantify and integrate the variant allele fraction from corresponding RNA and DNA sequence data from patients with breast cancer acquired through The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). We test for correlation between allele prevalence and functionality in known cancer-implicated genes from the Cancer Gene Census (CGC)...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811362/nuclear-envelope-rupture-is-enhanced-by-loss-of-p53-or-rb
#7
Zhe Yang, John Maciejowski, Titia de Lange
The mammalian nuclear envelope (NE) forms a stable physical barrier between the nucleus and the cytoplasm, normally breaking down only during the cell cycle phase of mitosis. However, spontaneous transient NE rupture in interphase can occur when NE integrity is compromised such as when the nucleus experiences mechanical stress. For instance, deficiencies in the nuclear lamins and their associated proteins can cause NE rupture that is promoted by forces exerted by actin filaments. NE rupture can allow cytoplasmic nucleases to access chromatin, potentially compromising genome integrity...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811299/twenty-years-of-menin-emerging-opportunities-for-restoration-of-transcription-in-men1
#8
Koen M A Dreijerink, Marc Timmers, Myles Brown
Since the discovery of the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) gene in 1997, elucidation of the molecular function of its protein product, menin, has been a challenge. Biochemical, proteomics, genetics and genomics approaches have identified various potential roles, which converge on gene expression regulation. The most consistent findings show that menin connects transcription factors and chromatin modifying enzymes, in particular the histone H3K4 methyltransferase complexes MLL1 and MLL2. Chromatin immunoprecipitation combined with next generation sequencing has enabled studying genome-wide dynamics of chromatin binding by menin...
August 15, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810879/quantification-of-mutant-spop-proteins-in-prostate-cancer-using-mass-spectrometry-based-targeted-proteomics
#9
Hui Wang, Christopher E Barbieri, Jintang He, Yuqian Gao, Tujin Shi, Chaochao Wu, Athena A Schepmoes, Thomas L Fillmore, Sung-Suk Chae, Dennis Huang, Juan Miguel Mosquera, Wei-Jun Qian, Richard D Smith, Sudhir Srivastava, Jacob Kagan, David G Camp, Karin D Rodland, Mark A Rubin, Tao Liu
BACKGROUND: Speckle-type POZ protein (SPOP) is an E3 ubiquitin ligase adaptor protein that functions as a potential tumor suppressor, and SPOP mutations have been identified in ~10% of human prostate cancers. However, it remains unclear if mutant SPOP proteins can be utilized as biomarkers for early detection, diagnosis, prognosis or targeted therapy of prostate cancer. Moreover, the SPOP mutation sites are distributed in a relatively short region with multiple lysine residues, posing significant challenges for bottom-up proteomics analysis of the SPOP mutations...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810619/microrna-503-suppresses-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-in-osteosarcoma-via-targeting-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-receptor
#10
Zili Wang, Chenhuang Zheng, Kunqi Jiang, Jinshen He, Xu Cao, Song Wu
MicroRNAs (miRs) are a class of small non-coding RNAs and have key roles in various cancer types. Recently, miR-503 has been reported to act as a tumor suppressor in osteosarcoma. However, the detailed mechanism of the regulatory role of miR-503 in osteosarcoma cell proliferation and invasion has largely remained elusive. The present study found that miR-503 was significantly downregulated in osteosarcoma tissues compared to that in matched adjacent non-tumorous tissues. In addition, the expression of miR-503 in osteosarcoma of T3-T4 stage was significantly lower when compared with that in T1-T2 stage samples...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809778/reprimo-a-potential-p53-dependent-tumor-suppressor-gene-is-frequently-hypermethylated-in-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-positive-breast-cancer
#11
Kurt Buchegger, Ismael Riquelme, Tamara Viscarra, Carmen Ili, Priscilla Brebi, Tim Hui-Ming Huang, Juan Carlos Roa
Aberrant DNA methylation is a hallmark of many cancers. Currently, there are four intrinsic molecular subtypes in breast cancer (BC): Luminal A, B, Her2-positive, and triple negative (TNBC). Recently, The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project has revealed that Luminal subtypes have higher levels of genome-wide methylation that may be a result of Estrogen/Estrogen receptor α (E2/ERα) signaling pathway activation. In this study, we analyze promoter CpG-island (CGIs) of the Reprimo (RPRM) gene in breast cancers (n = 77), cell lines (n = 38), and normal breast tissue (n = 10) using a MBDCap-seq database...
August 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809762/elucidation-of-novel-chromosomal-abnormalities-in-pancreatic-cancer-conventional-and-molecular-cytogenetic-characterization-of-16-pancreatic-cell-lines
#12
David Shabsovich, Carlos A Tirado
Pancreatic carcinoma is a major cause of cancer-related death in the United States, with a five-year survival rate of approximately 5%. Cytogenetic analysis has identified clinically significant chromosomal abnormalities in numerous malignancies, but it is not utilized in the clinical management of pancreatic carcinoma. We performed conventional and molecular cytogenetic analysis of 16 pancreatic carcinoma cell lines using Giemsa banding and DNA-based fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Conventional cytogenetic analysis revealed a diversity of recurrent and clonal numerical and structural abnormalities in all cell lines analyzed, many of which occurred at loci of genes implicated in pancreatic or related cancers...
2017: Journal of the Association of Genetic Technologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808481/cul4b-is-a-novel-prognostic-marker-in-cholangiocarcinoma
#13
Pengyu Li, Lili Zhang, Muyi Yang, Mei Qi, Xing Jin, Bo Han
Cullin 4B (Cul4B), a scaffold protein that assembles the ubiquitin ligase complex, is involved in a wide variety of physiological and developmental processes, such as cell cycle progression, DNA damage response and gene expression regulation. Cul4B is overexpressed in various solid tumors. However, the prognostic value and role of Cul4B in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is largely unknown. The present study demonstrated that Cul4B was overexpressed in 21 (26.6%) of 79 patients with intrahepatic CCA, and in 40 (28...
August 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808415/foxo-signaling-pathways-as-therapeutic-targets-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Mohd Farhan, Haitao Wang, Uma Gaur, Peter J Little, Jiangping Xu, Wenhua Zheng
Many transcription factors play a key role in cellular differentiation and the delineation of cell phenotype. Transcription factors are regulated by phosphorylation, ubiquitination, acetylation/deacetylation and interactions between two or more proteins controlling multiple signaling pathways. These pathways regulate different physiological processes and pathological events, such as cancer and other diseases. The Forkhead box O (FOXO) is one subfamily of the fork head transcription factor family with important roles in cell fate decisions and this subfamily is also suggested to play a pivotal functional role as a tumor suppressor in a wide range of cancers...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808340/kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-6-is-a-transcriptional-activator-of-autophagy-in-acute-liver-injury
#15
Svenja Sydor, Paul Manka, Jan Best, Sami Jafoui, Jan-Peter Sowa, Miguel Eugenio Zoubek, Virginia Hernandez-Gea, Francisco Javier Cubero, Julia Kälsch, Diana Vetter, Maria Isabel Fiel, Yujin Hoshida, C Billie Bian, Leonard J Nelson, Han Moshage, Klaas Nico Faber, Andreas Paul, Hideo A Baba, Guido Gerken, Scott L Friedman, Ali Canbay, Lars P Bechmann
Krüppel-like factor 6 (KLF6) is a transcription factor and tumor suppressor. We previously identified KLF6 as mediator of hepatocyte glucose and lipid homeostasis. The loss or reduction of KLF6 is linked to the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma, but its contribution to liver regeneration and repair in acute liver injury are lacking so far. Here we explore the role of KLF6 in acute liver injury models in mice, and in patients with acute liver failure (ALF). KLF6 was induced in hepatocytes in ALF, and in both acetaminophen (APAP)- and carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-treated mice...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807943/chromatin-associated-protein-sin3b-prevents-prostate-cancer-progression-by-inducing-senescence
#16
Anthony J Bainor, Fang-Ming Deng, Yu Wang, Peng Lee, David J Cantor, Susan K Logan, Gregory David
Distinguishing between indolent and aggressive prostate adenocarcinoma (PCa) remains a priority to accurately identify patients who need therapeutic intervention. SIN3B has been implicated in the initiation of senescence in vitro Here we show that in a mouse model of prostate cancer, SIN3B provides a barrier to malignant progression. SIN3B was required for PTEN-induced cellular senescence and prevented progression to invasive PCa. Furthermore, SIN3B was downregulated in human PCa correlating with upregulation of its target genes...
August 14, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807941/the-rac-gtpase-in-cancer-from-old-concepts-to-new-paradigms
#17
Marcelo G Kazanietz, María-José Caloca
Rho family GTPases are critical regulators of cellular functions that play important roles in cancer progression. Aberrant activity of Rho small G-proteins, particularly Rac1 and their regulators, is a hallmark of cancer, and contributes to the tumorigenic and metastatic phenotypes of cancer cells. This review examines the multiple mechanisms leading to Rac1 hyperactivation, particularly focusing on emerging paradigms that involve gain-of-function mutations in Rac and guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs), defects in Rac1 degradation, and mislocalization of Rac signaling components...
August 14, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807874/docosahexaenoic-acid-increases-the-expression-of-oxidative-stress-induced-growth-inhibitor-1-through-the-pi3k-akt-nrf2-signaling-pathway-in-breast-cancer-cells
#18
Chia-Han Tsai, You-Cheng Shen, Haw-Wen Chen, Kai-Li Liu, Jer-Wei Chang, Pei-Yin Chen, Chen-Yu Lin, Hsien-Tsung Yao, Chien-Chun Li
Oxidative stress-induced growth inhibitor 1 (OSGIN1), a tumor suppressor, inhibits cell proliferation and induces cell death. N-6 and n-3 PUFAs protect against breast cancer, but the molecular mechanisms of this effect are not clear. We investigated the effect of n-6 and n-3 PUFAs on OSGIN1 expression and whether OSGIN1 is involved in PUFA-induced apoptosis in breast cancer cells. We used 100 μM of n-6 PUFAs including arachidonic acid, linoleic acid, and gamma-linolenic acid and n-3 PUFAs including alpha-linolenic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)...
August 11, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807056/agonist-anti-gitr-antibody-significantly-enhances-the-therapeutic-efficacy-of-listeria-monocytogenes-based-immunotherapy
#19
Rajeev Shrimali, Shamim Ahmad, Zuzana Berrong, Grigori Okoev, Adelaida Matevosyan, Ghazaleh Shoja E Razavi, Robert Petit, Seema Gupta, Mikayel Mkrtichyan, Samir N Khleif
BACKGROUND: We previously demonstrated that in addition to generating an antigen-specific immune response, Listeria monocytogenes (Lm)-based immunotherapy significantly reduces the ratio of regulatory T cells (Tregs)/CD4(+) and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in the tumor microenvironment. Since Lm-based immunotherapy is able to inhibit the immune suppressive environment, we hypothesized that combining this treatment with agonist antibody to a co-stimulatory receptor that would further boost the effector arm of immunity will result in significant improvement of anti-tumor efficacy of treatment...
August 15, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806730/a-systems-approach-reveals-distinct-metabolic-strategies-among-the-nci-60-cancer-cell-lines
#20
Maike K Aurich, Ronan M T Fleming, Ines Thiele
The metabolic phenotype of cancer cells is reflected by the metabolites they consume and by the byproducts they release. Here, we use quantitative, extracellular metabolomic data of the NCI-60 panel and a novel computational method to generate 120 condition-specific cancer cell line metabolic models. These condition-specific cancer models used distinct metabolic strategies to generate energy and cofactors. The analysis of the models' capability to deal with environmental perturbations revealed three oxotypes, differing in the range of allowable oxygen uptake rates...
August 14, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
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