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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820498/interference-of-apoptosis-by-hepatitis-b-virus
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Shaoli Lin, Yan-Jin Zhang
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes liver diseases that have been a consistent problem for human health, leading to more than one million deaths every year worldwide. A large proportion of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cases across the world are closely associated with chronic HBV infection. Apoptosis is a programmed cell death and is frequently altered in cancer development. HBV infection interferes with the apoptosis signaling to promote HCC progression and viral proliferation. The HBV-mediated alteration of apoptosis is achieved via interference with cellular signaling pathways and regulation of epigenetics...
August 18, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810637/binding-of-line-1-rna-to-psf-transcriptionally-promotes-gage6-and-regulates-cell-proliferation-and-tumor-formation-in-vitro
#2
Jiao Lv, Ziyi Zhao
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has one of the highest mortality rates among numerous types of cancer. It has been demonstrated that in hepatitis B (HBV)-associated HCC, the expression of chimeric fusion transcript HBx-long interspersed nuclear element-1 (LINE-1) initiated by HBV integration is correlated with hepatocarcinogenesis and poor patient survival rates. Furthermore, increased rates of LINE-1 hypomethylation have been detected in HCC tissues compared with adjacent tissues. This suggests that individual LINE-1 RNA (L1 RNA) serves an important role in the processes of hepatocarcinogenesis...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807012/protein-deubiquitinase-usp7-is-required-for-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells
#3
Yiman Tang, Longwei Lv, Wenyue Li, Xiao Zhang, Yong Jiang, Wenshu Ge, Yongsheng Zhou
BACKGROUND: Human adipose-derived stem cells (hASCs) are multipotent progenitor cells with self-renewal capabilities and multilineage differentiation potential, including osteogenesis. Although protein deubiquitinases have been linked to stem cell fate determination, whether protein deubiquitination contributes to lineage commitment during osteogenic differentiation of hASCs remains to be investigated. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of the ubiquitin specific protease 7 (USP7) on osteogenic differentiation of hASCs...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763859/-influence-of-hepatitis-b-virus-x-gene-on-apoptosis-of-hepatic-cells-mediated-by-fas
#4
H W Wu, K Li, Y L Zeng, Y Kang, J P Liu, H B Ning, J Shang
Objective: To investigate the influence of hepatitis B virus X gene (HBx) on apoptosis of hepatic cells mediated by Fas in HePG2 cells. Methods: HBx eukaryotic vector pcDNA3.1(+)-X was transfected into HEPG2 cells with lipofectamine, and the null vector pcDNA3.1(+) and untransfected HEPG2 were used as normal controls. The cells were collected 72 h after transfection, and the expression of HBx mRNA and protein was determined using RT-PCR and Western blot, respectively. The mRNA expression of apoptosis-related genes Bcl-2 and Bax mRNA was also determined using RT-PCR...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714848/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-activates-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-siah-1-to-control-virus-propagation-via-a-negative-feedback-loop
#5
Sujeong Yeom, Soo Shin Kim, Hyerin Jeong, Kyung Lib Jang
The seven in absentia homologue 1 (Siah-1) protein is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that induces ubiquitin-dependent proteasomal degradation of HBx, the principal regulatory protein of hepatitis B virus (HBV); however, its role in HBV propagation remains unknown. Here, we found that HBx upregulates Siah-1 levels in HepG2 but not in Hep3B cells, in which p53 is absent. For this effect, HBx sequentially activated ataxia telangiectasia mutated kinase and checkpoint kinase 2 via phosphorylation at the Ser-1981 and Thr-68 residues, respectively, which led to the activation of p53 via phosphorylation at the Ser-15 and Ser-20 residues...
July 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654219/a-comparative-study-of-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-mutants-k130m-v131i-and-kv130-131mi-to-investigate-their-roles-in-fibrosis-cirrhosis-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#6
Zaheenul Islam Siddiqui, Sabihur Rahman Farooqui, Syed Ali Azam, Masarrat Afroz, Saima Wajid, Shama Parveen, Syed Naqui Kazim
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) genomic mutations A1762T, G1764A and AG1762/1764TA cause production of HBV X protein (HBx) mutants, namely K130M, V131I and KV130/131MI. These mutations are important biomarkers for the development of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in chronic HBV patients. The present study comparatively analyzes the impact of intracellular expression of HBx mutants on HCC cell line Huh7. It was found that expression of KV130/131MI induced: cell proliferation; altered expression of cell cycle regulatory genes in favor of cell proliferation; intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and mitochondrial depolarization...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639221/hbv-x-protein-induces-overexpression-of-herv-w-env-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-hepg2-cells
#7
Cong Liu, Lijuan Liu, Xiuling Wang, Youyi Liu, Miao Wang, Fan Zhu
Human endogenous retrovirus W family (HERV-W) envelope (env) at chromosome 7 is highly expressed in the placenta and possesses fusogenic activity in trophoblast development. HERV-W env has been found to be overexpressed in some cancers and immune diseases. Viral transactivators can induce the overexpression of HERV-W env in human cell lines. Hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) is believed to be a multifunctional oncogenic protein. Here, we reported that HBx could increase the promoter activity of HERV-W env and upregulate the mRNA levels of non-spliced and spliced HERV-W env and also its protein in human hepatoma HepG2 cells...
June 20, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627640/the-function-of-mirnas-in-hepatocarcinogenesis-induced-by-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-review
#8
Ziyao Wang, Zhongjun Wu, Ping Huang
MicroRNAs are short RNAs that play a crucial role in all biological processes through post-transcriptional regulation for protein-coding genes and inducing mRNA degradation. Hepatitis B virus infection has been considered as a major risk factor in hepatocellular carcinoma, further research indicates that hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) is one of the critical links of hepatocarcinogenesis. HBx takes part in hepatocarcinogenesis via regulating transcription, signal transduction, apoptosis, protein degradation and DNA repair...
June 13, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627604/the-c-terminus-domain-of-the-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-stimulates-the-proliferation-of-mouse-foetal-hepatic-progenitor-cells-although-it-is-not-required-for-the-formation-of-spheroids
#9
Liming Yu, Shu Chen, Na Luo, Song He
The hepatitis B virus X (HBx) protein is an important factor in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The C-terminal region of HBx plays a major role in the replication of HBV. Notably, HBx promotes the expansion and tumourigenesis of hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs) in mice. However, it remains unclear as to whether the C-terminal region of HBx is required for the stimulation fo the proliferation of mouse foetal HPCs (FHPCs). In our study, we used EpCAM+, CD133+ and CD49f+ FHPCs, which are bipotential clonogenic cells...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608964/hbx-elevated-msl2-modulates-hbv-cccdna-through-inducing-degradation-of-apobec3b-to-enhance-hepatocarcinogenesis
#10
Yuen Gao, Jinyan Feng, Guang Yang, Shuqin Zhang, Yunxia Liu, Yanan Bu, Mingming Sun, Man Zhao, Fuquan Chen, Weiying Zhang, Lihong Ye, Xiaodong Zhang
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a leading cause in the occurrence of hepatitis B, liver cirrhosis and liver cancer, in which nuclear HBV covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA), the genomic form that templates viral transcription and sustains viral persistence, plays crucial roles. In the present study, we explored the hypothesis that HBV X protein (HBx)-elevated male-specific lethal 2 (MSL2) activated HBV replication via modulating cccDNA in hepatoma cells, leading to hepatocarcinogenesis. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed that the expression of MSL2 was positively associated with that of HBV and was increased in the liver tissues of HBV-transgenic mice and clinical HCC patients...
June 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592528/hdm2-promotes-neddylation-of-hepatitis-b-virus-hbx-to-enhance-its-stability-and-function
#11
Ningning Liu, Jinfang Zhang, Xiaohai Yang, Tong Jiao, Xin Zhao, Wenxia Li, Jianhua Zhu, Pu Yang, Jianping Jin, Jirun Peng, Zhiwei Li, Xin Ye
Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-encoded X protein (HBx) plays a critical role in HBV-related hepatocarcinoma development. In this study, we demonstrate that HBx is specifically modified by NEDD8. We found that E3 ligase HDM2 promotes NEDDylation of HBx to enhance HBx stability by preventing its ubiquitination-mediated degradation. Consistently, analysis of 160 hepatocellular carcinoma patient specimens indicated that the amount of HDM2 protein correlates with HBx protein level. We identified that HBx K91 and K95 as the key HBx NEDDylation sites and observed that the NEDDylation-deficient HBx has shorter half-life...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584639/the-evaluation-of-fibrotic-effects-of-the-hepatitis-b-virus-pre-core-in-hepatic-stellate-cells
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Seyed Younes Hosseini, Kazem Baesi, Negar Azarpira, Ameneh Pakneiat, Seyedeh Akram Hosseini
The role of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) endogenous pre-core protein in liver fibrosis is controversial. Whether the expression of the pre-core induces the activation of human stellate cells (HSCs) has not yet been reported. Plasmids expressing HBx, or pre-core protein were transfected into LX-2 cells. Subsequently, total RNA extracted and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction was performed to measure the fold change of collagen type I, α1 chain, α-smooth muscle actin and TIMP metalloproteinase inhibitor-1...
June 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584057/an-rnai-based-high-throughput-screening-assay-to-identify-small-molecule-inhibitors-of-hepatitis-b-virus-replication
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Subhanita Ghosh, Abhinav Kaushik, Sachin Khurana, Aditi Varshney, Avishek Kumar Singh, Pradeep Dahiya, Jitendra K Thakur, Shiv Kumar Sarin, Dinesh Gupta, Pawan Malhotra, Sunil K Mukherjee, Raj K Bhatnagar
Persistent or chronic infection with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) represents one of the most common viral diseases in humans. The hepatitis B virus deploys the hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) as a suppressor of host defenses consisting of RNAi-based silencing of viral genes. Because of its critical role in countering host defenses, HBx represents an attractive target for antiviral drugs. Here, we developed and optimized a loss-of-function screening procedure, which identified a potential pharmacophore that abrogated HBx RNAi suppression activity...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580773/hbx-mediated-decrease-of-aim2-contributes-to-hepatocellular-carcinoma-metastasis
#14
Shi-Lu Chen, Li-Li Liu, Shi-Xun Lu, Rong-Zhen Luo, Chun-Hua Wang, Hong Wang, Shao-Hang Cai, Xia Yang, Dan Xie, Chris Zhiyi Zhang, Jing-Ping Yun
Tumor metastasis is responsible for the high mortality rates in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Absent in Melanoma 2 (AIM2) has been implicated in inflammation and carcinogenesis, but its role in HCC metastasis remains unknown. Here, we show that AIM2 protein expression was noticeably reduced in HCC cell lines and clinical samples. A reduction in AIM2 was closely associated with higher serum AFP levels, vascular invasion, poor tumor differentiation, an incomplete tumor capsule and unfavorable postsurgical survival odds...
June 5, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574502/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-promotes-creb-mediated-activation-of-mir-3188-and-notch-signaling-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
Shao-Jun Zhou, Yue-Ling Deng, Hui-Fang Liang, Jonathan C Jaoude, Fu-Yao Liu
Familiar clustering of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been frequently reported. However, limited information is available about the underlying molecular mechanisms in HBV-related HCC patients with family history of HCC. In our previous study, Agilent miRNA Base 16.0 microarray showed miRNA profiles of the plasma of HBV-related HCC patients who had a family history of HCC. This study aims to explore the expression, function, and mechanisms of miR-3188 in HCC that might provide novel insights into the role of family history on the risk of HCC...
June 2, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566884/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-induces-hepatic-stem-cell-like-features-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-activating-kdm5b
#16
Xuyang Wang, Naoki Oishi, Tetsuro Shimakami, Taro Yamashita, Masao Honda, Seishi Murakami, Shuichi Kaneko
AIM: To determine the role of hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx), HBx in regulating hepatic progenitor cell (HPC)-like features in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the underlying molecular mechanisms. METHODS: We used a retrovirus vector to introduce wild type HBx or empty vector into HepG2 cells. We then used these cells to analyze cell proliferation, senescence, transformation, and stem-like features. Gene expression profiling was carried out on Affymetrix GeneChip Human U133A2...
May 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557334/pleiotrophin-a-target-of-mir-384-promotes-proliferation-metastasis-and-lipogenesis-in-hbv-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
Pei-Song Bai, Nan Xia, Hong Sun, Ying Kong
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection plays a crucial role and is a major cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in China. microRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as key players in hepatic steatosis and carcinogenesis. We found that down-regulation of miR-384 expression was a common event in HCC, especially HBV-related HCC. However, the possible function of miR-384 in HBV-related HCC remains unclear. The oncogene pleiotrophin (PTN) was a target of miR-384. HBx inhibited miR-384, increasing PTN expression. The PTN receptor N-syndecan was highly expressed in HCC...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521302/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-induced-upregulation-of-cat-1-stimulates-proliferation-and-inhibits-apoptosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#18
Rongjuan Dai, Feng Peng, Xinqiang Xiao, Xing Gong, Yongfang Jiang, Min Zhang, Yi Tian, Yun Xu, Jing Ma, Mingming Li, Yue Luo, Guozhong Gong
The HBx protein of hepatitis B virus (HBV) is widely recognized to be a critical oncoprotein contributing to the development of HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In addition, cationic amino acid transporter 1 (CAT-1) gene is a target of miR-122. In this study, we found that CAT-1 protein levels were higher in HBV-related HCC carcinomatous tissues than in para-cancerous tumor tissues, and that CAT-1 promoted HCC cell growth, proliferation, and metastasis. Moreover, HBx-induced decreases in Gld2 and miR-122 levels that contributed to the upregulation of CAT-1 in HCC...
May 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515304/reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-c-jun-nh2-terminal-kinase-activation-contributes-to-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-induced-autophagy-via-regulation-of-the-beclin-1-bcl-2-interaction
#19
Linmao Zhong, Wangqin Shu, Wangbin Dai, Bo Gao, Sidong Xiong
Autophagy is closely associated with the regulation of hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication. HBV X protein (HBx), a multifunctional regulator in HBV-associated biological processes, has been demonstrated to be crucial for autophagy induction by HBV. However, the molecular mechanisms of autophagy induction by HBx, especially the signaling pathways involved, remain elusive. In the present investigation, we demonstrated that HBx induced autophagosome formation independently of the class I phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511432/mutations-in-hepatitis-b-x-gene-region-chronic-hepatitis-b-versus-cirrhosis
#20
Farzaneh Salarnia, Sima Besharat, Sare Zhand, Naeme Javid, Behnaz Khodabakhshi, Abdolvahab Moradi
INTRODUCTION: Specific mutations in Hepatitis-B Virus (HBV) genome would proceed the development of chronic hepatitis B to more serious consequences like cirrhosis and end-stage liver disease. AIM: This study was designed to detect deletion and insertion mutational patterns in the X-gene region in a population of chronic HBV and related cirrhosis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty eight chronic HBV patients and 34 HBV-related cirrhotics were recruited from the eligible cases (N=50) referred to the academic hospitals of Gorgan city, Northeast of Iran, between Jan 2011 to Dec 2013...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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