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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427240/ube2t-knockdown-inhibits-gastric-cancer-progression
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Changjiang Luo, Yunyi Yao, Zeyuan Yu, Huinian Zhou, Lingyun Guo, Junqiang Zhang, Hongtai Cao, Genyuan Zhang, Yumin Li, Zuoyi Jiao
Ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes (E2 enzymes) such as UBE2T target proteins for degradation via the proteasome. Here, we examined the effects of UBE2T on the progression of gastric cancer. UBE2T was highly expressed in gastric tumors and gastric cancer cells. siRNA-mediated suppression of UBE2T inhibited gastric cancer cell proliferation and colony formation by promoting cell cycle arrest at G2/M phase and increasing apoptosis. Suppression of UBE2T also attenuated the invasive and metastatic abilities of gastric cancer cells by altering expression of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-related factors...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427230/deguelin-inhibits-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-via-down-regulating-hexokinases-ii-mediated-glycolysis
#2
Wei Li, Feng Gao, Xiaoqian Ma, Ruike Wang, Xin Dong, Wei Wang
Hexokinases II (HK2) is a hub in the regulation of cancer cell glycolysis. Here we reported deguelin, a natural compound which has been studied in various tumor types, has a profound anti-tumor effect on human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) via directly down-regulating of glycolysis. In NSCLC cell lines and primary NSCLC tissue, we found HK2 is overexpressed. Deguelin treatment markedly inhibited anchorage-dependent and independent growth of NSCLC cell lines. We revealed that deguelin exposure impaired glucose metabolism by inhibiting Akt-mediated Hexokinase II expression, overexpression of constitutively activated Akt1 substantially rescued deguelin-induced glycolysis suppression...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427229/nadph-accumulation-is-responsible-for-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer-cells-induced-by-fatty-acid-synthase-inhibition
#3
Yanfen Cui, Pan Xing, Yuanyuan Wang, Miao Liu, Li Qiu, Guoguang Ying, Binghui Li
Fatty acid synthase (FAS), as a key enzyme involved in de novo lipogenesis, is highly expressed in many cancers. FAS inhibition induces cell death in vivo and in vitro, rendering FAS as an attractive target for cancer therapy, but the defined mechanism is still not well understood. Herein, we confirmed that FAS was highly expressed in breast cancers and FAS inhibition by its inhibitors or knockdown induced apoptosis in breast cancer cells. Our results showed that a significantly high level of reactive oxygen species was induced but not responsible for apoptosis in breast cancer cells by FAS inhibition...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427227/high-dose-ascorbate-and-arsenic-trioxide-selectively-kill-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-blasts-in-vitro
#4
Nélida I Noguera, Elvira Pelosi, Daniela F Angelini, Maria Liliana Piredda, Gisella Guerrera, Eleonora Piras, Luca Battistini, Lauretta Massai, Anna Berardi, Gianfranco Catalano, Laura Cicconi, Germana Castelli, Agnese D'Angiò, Luca Pasquini, Grazia Graziani, Giuseppe Fioritoni, Maria Teresa Voso, Domenico Mastrangelo, Ugo Testa, Francesco Lo-Coco
The use of high-dose ascorbate (ASC) for the treatment of human cancer has been attempted several decades ago and has been recently revived by several in vitro and in vivo studies in solid tumors. We tested the cytotoxic effects of ASC, alone or in combination with arsenic trioxide (ATO) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Leukemic cell lines and primary blasts from AML and APL patients were treated with graded concentrations of ASC, alone or in association with standard concentration (1 μM) of ATO...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427207/mir-205-inhibits-cell-growth-by-targeting-akt-mtor-signaling-in-progesterone-resistant-endometrial-cancer-ishikawa-cells
#5
Zhihong Zhuo, Huimin Yu
PURPOSE: miR-205 is significantly up-regulated in endometrioid adenocarcinoma. In this study, the significant anticancer effect of a miR-205 inhibitor was investigated in both endometrial carcinoma and progesterone-resistant endometrial carcinoma cells. RESULTS: Compared with Ishikawa endometrial cancer cells, miR-205 was expressed at higher levels in a progesterone-resistant (PR) sub-cell line. Inhibition of miR-205 suppressed the growth of cancer cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner...
March 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427199/combinatorial-treatment-with-polyi-c-and-anti-il6-enhances-apoptosis-and-suppresses-metastasis-of-lung-cancer-cells
#6
Wai Hoe Lau, Xiphias Ge Zhu, Shamaine Wei Ting Ho, Shu Chun Chang, Jeak Ling Ding
Activation of TLR3 stimulates cancer cell apoptosis and triggers secretion of inflammatory cytokines. PolyI:C, a TLR3 agonist, activates immune cells and regresses metastatic lung cancer in vivo. Although polyI:C reportedly kills lung carcinomas, the mechanism remains elusive. Here, we demonstrated that polyI:C suppressed the proliferation and survival of metastatic (NCI-H358 and NCI-H292) and non-metastatic (A549) lung cancer cells. Notably, A549, NCI-H292 and NCI-H358 which are inducible by polyI:C, expressed low-to-medium level of TLR3 protein, and were susceptible to polyI:C treatment...
March 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427192/dna-methylation-directly-downregulates-human-cathelicidin-antimicrobial-peptide-gene-camp-promoter-activity
#7
Xi Chen, Guangying Qi, Mingqun Qin, Yantao Zou, Kanghua Zhong, Ying Tang, Yong Guo, Xinxiang Jiang, Lihua Liang, Xianqiong Zou
LL-37, the active product of human cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide (CAMP) has a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity. LL-37 also has important physiological functions in immune regulation, angiogenesis and in modulating apoptosis. The roles of LL-37 in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) are still not clear. The correlation between DNA methylation and human CAMP expression is also unknown. Here human CAMP/LL-37 expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry in normal and OSCC tissues. The results indicated that low expression of CAMP/LL-37 correlated with histological differentiation and lymph node metastasis and also promoted tumor progression...
March 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427191/down-regulation-of-long-non-coding-rna-rp11-708h21-4-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-for-colorectal-cancer-and-promotes-tumorigenesis-through-regulating-akt-mtor-pathway
#8
Longci Sun, Chunhui Jiang, Chunjie Xu, Hanbing Xue, Hong Zhou, Lei Gu, Ye Liu, Qing Xu
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) serve critical roles in cancer development and progression. Herein, through next generation RNA sequencing and experimental validations, we determined the expression status of RP11-708H21.4 in colorectal cancer (CRC) and explored its clinical significance and biological functions in CRC. Differentially expressed lncRNAs from CRC samples and corresponding normal mucosa tissues was screened through RNA sequencing, and RP11-708H21.4 was selected for further experimental validation...
March 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427190/pygopus2-inhibits-the-efficacy-of-paclitaxel-induced-apoptosis-and-induces-multidrug-resistance-in-human-glioma-cells
#9
Cefan Zhou, Hongxia Cheng, Wenying Qin, Yi Zhang, Hui Xiong, Jing Yang, Huang Huang, Yefu Wang, Xing-Zhen Chen, Jingfeng Tang
Anti-microtubule drugs, such as paclitaxel (PTX), are extensively used for the treatment of numerous cancers. However, growing evidence has shown that PTX resistance, either intrinsic or acquired, frequently occurs in patients and results in the failure of treatment, contributing to the high cancer mortality rate. Therefore, it is necessary to identify the genes or pathways involved in anti-microtubule drug resistance for future successful treatment of cancers. Pygopus2 (Pygo2), which contains a Zn-coordinated plant homeodomain (PHD) finger domain, is critical for β-catenin-dependent transcriptional switches in normal and malignant tissues and is over-expressed in various cancers, including human brain glioma...
March 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427129/-the-role-of-foxo3a-bim-signaling-in-triptolide-induced-bladder-cancer-t24-cells-apoptosis
#10
L L Yang, X Y Wang, L Y Zheng, S J Fang, M Xu, Z W Zhao, J S Ji
Objective: To investigate the role of FOXO3a-Bim signaling in triptolide induced bladder cancer T24 cells apoptosis. Methods: T24 cells were used and divided into control group, triptolide group(50 nmol/L), MK2206 group(50 nmol/L triptolide+ 5 μmol/L MK2206), FOXO3a-siRNA group(50 nmol/L triptolide+ 100 nmol/L FOXO3a-siRNA), Bim-siRNA group (50 nmol/L triptolide+ 100 nmol/L Bim-siRNA). MTT assay was used to analyze the cells growth inhibition.Annexin V/PI staining was implemented to detect cell apoptosis rate, the expression of p-Akt, Akt, p-FOXO3a, FOXO3a, Bim, Bax...
April 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427036/the-dose-dependent-effect-of-zearalenone-on-mitochondrial-metabolism-plasma-membrane-permeabilization-and-cell-cycle-in-human-prostate-cancer-cell-lines
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Karolina Kowalska, Dominika Ewa Habrowska-Górczyńska, Kamila Domińska, Agnieszka Wanda Piastowska-Ciesielska
Zearalenone (ZEA) is a nonsteroidal mycotoxin produced by several fungi of the genus Fusarium spp. It is known to play various roles in the regulation of the prostate cancer cell cycle, including carcinogenesis. The present study evaluates the influence of ZEA on the mitochondrial metabolism, plasma membrane permeabilization and cell cycle of prostate cancer cells. At concentrations of 100 nM and 0.3 nM, ZEA caused a decrease in the oxidative activity of mitochondria, as well as increases in LDH release, apoptosis induction and the number of cells in the G0/G1 phase...
April 10, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426997/design-and-synthesis-of-neolamellarin-a-derivatives-targeting-heat-shock-protein-90
#12
Long Jiang, Ruijuan Yin, Xueting Wang, Jiajia Dai, Jing Li, Tao Jiang, Rilei Yu
In this study, we designed and synthesized a novel family of neolamellarin A derivatives that showed high inhibitory activity toward heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90), a kinase associated with cell proliferation. The 3,4-bis(catechol)pyrrole scaffold and the benzyl group with methoxy modification at N position of pyrrole are essential to the Hsp90 inhibitory activity and cytotoxicity of these compounds. Western blot analysis demonstrated that these compounds induced dramatic depletion of the examined client proteins of Hsp90, and accelerated cancer cell apoptosis...
April 15, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426813/correction-phenolic-extract-from-oleaster-olea-europaea-var-sylvestris-leaves-reduces-colon-cancer-growth-and-induces-caspase-dependent-apoptosis-in-colon-cancer-cells-via-the-mitochondrial-apoptotic-pathway
#13
Wafa Zeriouh, Abdelhafid Nani, Meriem Belarbi, Adélie Dumont, Charlotte de Rosny, Ikram Aboura, Fatima Zahra Ghanemi, Babar Murtaza, Danish Patoli, Charles Thomas, Lionel Apetoh, Cédric Rébé, Dominique Delmas, Naim Akhtar Khan, François Ghiringhelli, Mickael Rialland, Aziz Hichami
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170823.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426762/human-microrna-299-3p-decreases-invasive-behavior-of-cancer-cells-by-downregulation-of-oct4-expression-and-causes-apoptosis
#14
Axel R Göhring, Stefanie Reuter, Joachim H Clement, Xinlai Cheng, Jannick Theobald, Stefan Wölfl, Ralf Mrowka
PURPOSE: Oct4 was reported to be one of the most important pluripotency transcription factors in the biology of stem cells including cancer stem cells, and progressed malignant cells. Here we report the investigation of gene expression control of Oct4 by selected human microRNAs and the physiological effect of Oct4 silencing in invasive cancer cells. METHODS AND RESULTS: High throughput luciferase activity assay revealed the microRNA-299-3p to be the most effective in reducing gene expression of Oct4, which was confirmed by Western blot analysis and Oct4 promoter activity in a target luciferase assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426725/dynamic-regulation-of-pin1-expression-and-function-during-zebrafish-development
#15
Maria Solange Ibarra, Carla Borini Etichetti, Carolina Di Benedetto, Germán L Rosano, Ezequiel Margarit, Giannino Del Sal, Marina Mione, Javier Girardini
The prolyl isomerase Pin1 plays a key role in the modulation of proline-directed phosphorylation signaling by inducing local conformational changes in phosphorylated protein substrates. Extensive studies showed different roles for Pin1 in physiological processes and pathological conditions such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. However, there are still several unanswered questions regarding its biological role. Notably, despite evidences from cultured cells showing that Pin1 expression and activity may be regulated by different mechanisms, little is known on their relevance in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426722/interactions-between-mitoneet-and-naf-1-in-cells
#16
Ola Karmi, Sarah H Holt, Luhua Song, Sagi Tamir, Yuting Luo, Fang Bai, Ammar Adenwalla, Merav Darash-Yahana, Yang-Sung Sohn, Patricia A Jennings, Rajeev K Azad, Jose' N Onuchic, Faruck Morcos, Rachel Nechushtai, Ron Mittler
The NEET proteins mitoNEET (mNT) and nutrient-deprivation autophagy factor-1 (NAF-1) are required for cancer cell proliferation and resistance to oxidative stress. NAF-1 and mNT are also implicated in a number of other human pathologies including diabetes, neurodegeneration and cardiovascular disease, as well as in development, differentiation and aging. Previous studies suggested that mNT and NAF-1 could function in the same pathway in mammalian cells, preventing the over-accumulation of iron and reactive oxygen species (ROS) in mitochondria...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426671/effect-of-mitochondrially-targeted-carboxy-proxyl-nitroxide-on-akt-mediated-survival-in-daudi-cells-significance-of-a-dual-mode-of-action
#17
Gokul Variar, Tarun Pant, Apoorva Singh, Abinaya Ravichandran, Sushant Swami, Balaraman Kalyanaraman, Anuradha Dhanasekaran
Vicious cycles of mutations and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation contribute to cancer progression. The use of antioxidants to inhibit ROS generation promotes cytostasis by affecting the mutation cycle and ROS-dependent survival signaling. However, cancer cells select mutations to elevate ROS albeit maintaining mitochondrial hyperpolarization (Δψm), even under hypoxia. From this perspective, the use of drugs that disrupt both ROS generation and Δψm is a viable anticancer strategy. Hence, we studied the effects of mitochondrially targeted carboxy proxyl nitroxide (Mito-CP) and a control ten carbon TPP moiety (Dec-TPP+) in the human Burkitt lymphoma cell line (Daudi) and normal peripheral blood mononuclear cells under hypoxia and normoxia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426398/k-ras-and-n-ras-mutations-in-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
#18
Bekir Muhammet Hacioglu, Hilmi Kodaz, Bulent Erdogan, Ahmet Cinkaya, Ebru Tastekin, Ilhan Hacibekiroglu, Esma Turkmen, Osman Kostek, Ezgi Genc, Sernaz Uzunoglu, Irfan Cicin
Testicular cancer is a relatively rare tumor type, accounting for approximately 1% of all cancers in men. However, among men aged between 15 and 40 years, testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy. Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) are classified as seminoma and non-seminoma. The RAS oncogene controls several cellular functions, including cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration, and differentiation. Thus, RAS signaling is important for normal germ cell development. Mutations of the Kirsten RAS (K-RAS) gene are present in over 20% of all cancers...
April 20, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425984/withaferin-a-kills-cancer-cells-with-and-without-telomerase-chemical-computational-and-experimental-evidences
#19
Yue Yu, Shashank P Katiyar, Durai Sundar, Zeenia Kaul, Eijiro Miyako, Zhenya Zhang, Sunil C Kaul, Roger R Reddel, Renu Wadhwa
Maintenance of telomere length is the most consistent attribute of cancer cells. Tightly connected to their capacity to overcome replicative mortality, it is achieved either by activation of telomerase or an Alternative mechanism of Lengthening of Telomeres (ALT). Disruption of either of these mechanisms has been shown to induce DNA damage signalling leading to senescence or apoptosis. Telomerase inhibitors are considered as potential anticancer drugs but are ineffective for ALT cancers (~15% of all cancers)...
April 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425973/edim-tktl1-apo10-blood-test-an-innate-immune-system-based-liquid-biopsy-for-the-early-detection-characterization-and-targeted-treatment-of-cancer
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REVIEW
Johannes F Coy
Epitope detection in monocytes (EDIM) represents a liquid biopsy exploiting the innate immune system. Activated monocytes (macrophages) phagocytose unwanted cells/cell fragments from the whole body including solid tissues. As they return to the blood, macrophages can be used for a non-invasive detection of biomarkers, thereby providing high sensitivity and specificity, because the intracellular presence of biomarkers is due to an innate immune response. Flow cytometry analysis of blood enables the detection of macrophages and phagocytosed intracellular biomarkers...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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