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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743001/gcl-and-cul3-control-the-switch-between-cell-lineages-by-mediating-localized-degradation-of-an-rtk
#1
Juhee Pae, Ryan M Cinalli, Antonio Marzio, Michele Pagano, Ruth Lehmann
The separation of germline from somatic lineages is fundamental to reproduction and species preservation. Here, we show that Drosophila Germ cell-less (GCL) is a critical component in this process by acting as a switch that turns off a somatic lineage pathway. GCL, a conserved BTB (Broad-complex, Tramtrack, and Bric-a-brac) protein, is a substrate-specific adaptor for Cullin3-RING ubiquitin ligase complex (CRL3(GCL)). We show that CRL3(GCL) promotes PGC fate by mediating degradation of Torso, a receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) and major determinant of somatic cell fate...
July 24, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742165/system-analysis-identifies-distinct-and-common-functional-networks-governed-by-transcription-factor-ascl1-in-glioma-and-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Sainitin Donakonda, Swati Sinha, Shrinivas Nivrutti Dighe, Manchanahalli R Satyanarayana Rao
ASCL1 is a basic Helix-Loop-Helix transcription factor (TF), which is involved in various cellular processes like neuronal development and signaling pathways. Transcriptome profiling has shown that ASCL1 overexpression plays an important role in the development of glioma and Small Cell Lung Carcinoma (SCLC), but distinct and common molecular mechanisms regulated by ASCL1 in these cancers are unknown. In order to understand how it drives the cellular functional network in these two tumors, we generated a gene expression profile in a glioma cell line (U87MG) to identify ASCL1 gene targets by an si RNA silencing approach and then compared this with a publicly available dataset of similarly silenced SCLC (NCI-H1618 cells)...
July 25, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741487/difference-makers-chromosomal-instability-versus-aneuploidy-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Richard H van Jaarsveld, Geert J P L Kops
Human cancers harbor great numbers of genomic alterations. One of the most common alterations is aneuploidy, an imbalance at the chromosome level. Some aneuploid cancer cell populations show varying chromosome copy number alterations over time, a phenotype known as 'chromosomal instability' (CIN). Chromosome segregation errors in mitosis are the most common cause for CIN in vitro, and these are also thought to underlie the aneuploidies seen in clinical cancer samples. However, CIN and aneuploidy are different traits and they are likely to have distinct impacts on tumor evolution and clinical tumor behavior...
October 2016: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741098/regulation-of-paclitaxel-activity-by-microtubule-associated-proteins-in-cancer-chemotherapy
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REVIEW
Xingjuan Shi, Xiaoou Sun
Microtubules, highly dynamic components of the cytoskeleton, participate in diverse cellular activities such as mitosis, cell migration, and intracellular trafficking. Dysregulation of microtubule dynamics contributes to the development of serious diseases, including cancer. The dynamic properties and functions of microtubule network are regulated by microtubule-associated proteins. Paclitaxel, an anti-microtubule agent of the taxane family, has shown a success in clinical treatment of many cancer patients...
July 24, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739725/high-efficient-screening-method-for-identification-of-key-genes-in-breast-cancer-through-microarray-and-bioinformatics
#5
Zihao Liu, Gehao Liang, Luyuan Tan, A N Su, Wenguo Jiang, Chang Gong
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of the present study was to identify key pathways and genes in breast cancer and develop a new method for screening key genes with abnormal expression based on bioinformatics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three microarray datasets GSE21422, GSE42568 and GSE45827 were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database and differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were analyzed using GEO2R. The gene ontology (GO) and pathway enrichment analysis were established through DAVID database...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737709/regulation-and-modulation-of-human-dna-polymerase-%C3%AE-activity-and-function
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REVIEW
Marietta Y W T Lee, Xiaoxiao Wang, Sufang Zhang, Zhongtao Zhang, Ernest Y C Lee
This review focuses on the regulation and modulation of human DNA polymerase δ (Pol δ). The emphasis is on the mechanisms that regulate the activity and properties of Pol δ in DNA repair and replication. The areas covered are the degradation of the p12 subunit of Pol δ, which converts it from a heterotetramer (Pol δ4) to a heterotrimer (Pol δ3), in response to DNA damage and also during the cell cycle. The biochemical mechanisms that lead to degradation of p12 are reviewed, as well as the properties of Pol δ4 and Pol δ3 that provide insights into their functions in DNA replication and repair...
July 24, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737031/ubiquitin-chain-enrichment-middle-down-mass-spectrometry-ubichem-ms-reveals-cell-cycle-dependent-formation-of-lys11-lys48-branched-ubiquitin-chains
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Ambar S J B Rana, Ying Ge, Eric R Strieter
The dynamics of cellular signaling events are tightly regulated by a diverse set of ubiquitin chains. Recent work has suggested that branched ubiquitin chains composed of Lys11 and Lys48 isopeptide linkages play a critical role in regulating cell cycle progression. Yet, endogenous Lys11/Lys48 branched chains could not be detected. By combining a Lys11 linkage specific antibody with high-resolution middle-down mass spectrometry (an approach termed UbiChEM-MS) we sought to identify endogenous Lys11/Lys48 branched ubiquitin chains in cells...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733545/a-small-molecule-inhibitor-targeting-the-aurkc-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb%C3%AE-interaction-decreases-transformed-growth-of-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells
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Eun Hee Han, Jin-Young Min, Shin-Ae Yoo, Sung-Joon Park, Yun-Jeong Choe, Hee Sub Yun, Zee-Won Lee, Sun Woo Jin, Hyung Gyun Kim, Hye Gwang Jeong, Hyun Kyoung Kim, Nam Doo Kim, Young-Ho Chung
The Aurora kinases, Aurora A (AURKA), Aurora B (AURKB), and Aurora C (AURKC), are serine/threonine kinases required for the control of mitosis (AURKA and AURKB) or meiosis (AURKC). Several Aurora kinase inhibitors are being investigated as novel anticancer therapeutics. Recent studies demonstrated that AURKC activation contributes to breast cancer cell transformation. Therefore, AURKC is both a promising marker and therapeutic target for breast cancer; however, its signaling network has not been fully characterized...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733417/analysis-of-schizosaccharomyces-pombe-meiosis
#9
Akira Yamashita, Takeshi Sakuno, Yoshinori Watanabe, Masayuki Yamamoto
Meiosis is a specialized cell cycle that generates haploid gametes from diploid cells. The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe is one of the best model organisms for studying the regulatory mechanisms of meiosis. S. pombe cells, which normally grow in the haploid state, diploidize by conjugation and initiate meiosis when starved for nutrients, especially nitrogen. Following two rounds of chromosome segregation, spore formation takes place. The switch from mitosis to meiosis is controlled by a kinase, Pat1, and an RNA-binding protein, Mei2...
July 21, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733327/cenp-a-and-topoisomerase-ii-antagonistically-affect-chromosome-length
#10
A-M Ladouceur, Rajesh Ranjan, Lydia Smith, Tanner Fadero, Jennifer Heppert, Bob Goldstein, Amy Shaub Maddox, Paul S Maddox
The size of mitotic chromosomes is coordinated with cell size in a manner dependent on nuclear trafficking. In this study, we conducted an RNA interference screen of the Caenorhabditis elegans nucleome in a strain carrying an exceptionally long chromosome and identified the centromere-specific histone H3 variant CENP-A and the DNA decatenizing enzyme topoisomerase-II (topo-II) as candidate modulators of chromosome size. In the holocentric organism C. elegans, CENP-A is positioned periodically along the entire length of chromosomes, and in mitosis, these genomic regions come together linearly to form the base of kinetochores...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731308/lead-toxicity-in-plants
#11
Hendrik Küpper
This review looks critically at the relevance of lead (Pb2+) toxicity and proposed mechanisms of Pb2+ -induced stress in algae and higher plants. As a basis, the current main sources of Pb2+ contamination in the environment are presented, which include agriculture, industry, and road traffic. Further, bioavailability of lead is discussed as a basis for evaluating the environmental relevance of the many studies on lead toxicity that have been published in the past decades. These studies suggest three main mechanisms of toxicity of Pb2+: inhibition of photosynthesis, oxidative stress, and "genotoxicity" including DNA damage and defects in mitosis...
April 10, 2017: Metal Ions in Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726134/non-functioning-parathyroid-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Nobuyasu Suganuma, Hiroyuki Iwasaki, Satoru Shimizu, Tatsuya Yoshida, Takashi Yamanaka, Izumi Kojima, Haruhiko Yamazaki, Soji Toda, Hirotaka Nakayama, Katsuhiko Masudo, Yasushi Rino, Kae Kawachi, Yohei Miyagi, Akio Miyake, Kenichi Ohashi, Munetaka Masuda
BACKGROUND: Non-functioning parathyroid carcinoma is a rare disease that is difficult to distinguish from other diseases based on the lack of hyperparathyroidism. This is a report of non-functioning parathyroid carcinoma diagnosed by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) targeting parathyroid hormone (PTH) messenger RNA. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient is a 67-year-old male who visited our hospital for the chief complaint of hoarseness. A 5-cm mass was observed in the right lobe of the thyroid gland, and poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma was suspected according to the fine-needle biopsy results...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725997/mitotic-spindle-kinetochore-fibers-hold-on-tight-to-interpolar-bundles
#13
REVIEW
Iva M Tolić
When a cell starts to divide, it forms a spindle, a micro-machine made of microtubules, which separates the duplicated chromosomes. The attachment of microtubules to chromosomes is mediated by kinetochores, protein complexes on the chromosome. Spindle microtubules can be divided into three major classes: kinetochore microtubules, which form k-fibers ending at the kinetochore; interpolar microtubules, which extend from the opposite sides of the spindle and interact in the middle; and astral microtubules, which extend towards the cell cortex...
July 19, 2017: European Biophysics Journal: EBJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724890/centrosomal-protein-55-activates-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signalling-and-promotes-pancreatic-cancer-cells-aggressiveness
#14
Tao Peng, Wei Zhou, Feng Guo, He-Shui Wu, Chun-You Wang, Li Wang, Zhi-Yong Yang
Centrosomal protein 55 (CEP55) is a microtubule-bundling protein that participants in cell mitosis. It is overexpressed in several solid tumours and promotes the growth and invasion of cancer cells. However, the role of CEP55 in pancreatic cancer (PANC) remains unclear. Herein, upregulated expression of CEP55 (associated with poor prognosis) was detected in PANC using quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR, western blotting, and immunohistochemistry. Cell migration, colony formation, wound-healing, and Transwell matrix penetration assays, revealed that upregulation of CEP55 promoted PANC cells proliferation, migration, and invasion in vitro, whereas knockdown of CEP55 attenuated it...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723239/disruption-of-cdk-resistant-chromatin-association-by-prb-causes-dna-damage-mitotic-errors-and-reduces-condensin-ii-recruitment
#15
Charles A Ishak, Courtney H Coschi, Michael V Roes, Frederick A Dick
Organization of chromatin structure is indispensible to the maintenance of genome integrity. The retinoblastoma tumor suppressor protein (pRB) mediates both transcriptional repression and chromatin organization, but the independent contributions of these functions have been difficult to study. Here, we utilize a synthetic Rb1 mutant allele (F832A) that maintains pRB association at cell cycle gene promoters, but disrupts a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK)-resistant interaction with E2F1 to reduce occupancy of pRB on intergenic chromatin...
July 19, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720791/in-vivo-analysis-of-protein-crowding-within-the-nuclear-pore-complex-in-interphase-and-mitosis
#16
Hide A Konishi, Suguru Asai, Tomonobu M Watanabe, Shige H Yoshimura
The central channel of the nuclear pore complex (NPC) is occupied by non-structured polypeptides with a high content of Phe-Gly (FG) motifs. This protein-rich environment functions as an entropic barrier that prevents the passage of molecules, as well as the binding sites for karyopherins, to regulate macromolecular traffic between the nucleoplasm and the cytoplasm. In this study, we expressed individual Nups fused with a crowding-sensitive probe (GimRET) to determine the spatial distribution of protein-rich domains within the central channel in vivo, and characterize the properties of the entropic barrier...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718433/mitotic-dna-damage-response-at-the-crossroads-of-structural-and-numerical-cancer-chromosome-instabilities
#17
REVIEW
Samuel F Bakhoum, Lilian Kabeche, Duane A Compton, Simon N Powell, Holger Bastians
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) prevent cells from entering mitosis allowing cells to repair their genomic damage. Little is known about the response to DSBs once cells have already committed to mitosis. Here, we review the genome-protective role of the mitotic DNA damage response (DDR) and evidence suggesting that its untimely activation induces chromosome segregation errors and paradoxically undermines genomic integrity. In contrast to normal cells, cancer cells coopt this pathway to propagate structural and numerical chromosomal instabilities...
March 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717250/plk1-phosphorylation-of-cap-h2-triggers-chromosome-condensation-by-condensin-ii-at-the-early-phase-of-mitosis
#18
Yuya Kagami, Masaya Ono, Kiyotsugu Yoshida
Condensin complexes play crucial roles in chromosome condensation that is a fundamental process to establish the "rod-like" shape of chromosome structure in mitosis. Failure of the chromosome assembly causes chromosome segregation errors and subsequent genomic instability. However, a molecular mechanism that controls condensin function for the chromosomal organization has not been fully understood. Here, we show that the abundance of CAP-H2, one of the condensin II subunits, is fluctuated during the cell cycle in accordance with Plk1 kinase activity...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717212/a-clinicopathological-analysis-of-153-acral-melanomas-and-the-relevance-of-mechanical-stress
#19
Yi-Shuan Sheen, Yi-Hua Liao, Ming-Hsien Lin, Jau-Shiuh Chen, Jau-Yu Liau, Yu-Ju Tseng, Chih-Hung Lee, Yih-Leong Chang, Chia-Yu Chu
The pathogenesis of melanomas emerging in plantar surfaces remains unclear; however, mechanical stress has been reported to increase the formation of melanomas. In this study, we conducted a multicenter retrospective analysis of 153 acral melanomas diagnosed between 2000 and 2015 in Taiwan. The male-to-female ratio of the patients in question was 1:1.28, and the mean age at diagnosis was 68 years. We examined whether melanomas which developed in different areas of the patients' soles differed in their associations with various clinicopathological characteristics and survival...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717156/patterned-arrangements-of-olfactory-receptor-gene-expression-in-zebrafish-are-established-by-radial-movement-of-specified-olfactory-sensory-neurons
#20
Xalid Bayramli, Yiğit Kocagöz, Uğurcan Sakizli, Stefan H Fuss
Spatial restriction of olfactory receptor (OR) gene expression in peripheral sense organs is a common phenomenon across species, suggesting that zonal OR expression somehow contributes to olfactory function. In zebrafish OR expression patterns reminiscent of zones occur as concentric domains with preferred diameters for different ORs. However, the function and the developmental origin of the pattern are unknown. Here we investigate olfactory sensory neuron (OSN) neurogenesis in the adult zebrafish olfactory epithelium (OE) to understand how the zonally organized OR pattern is established and maintained during the lifetime of the animal...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
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