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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216372/hepatitis-b-virus-xprotein-stimulates-high-mobility-group-box-1-secretion-and-enhances-hepatocellular-carcinoma-metastasis
#1
Shuzhen Chen, Zihui Dong, Pinghua Yang, Xianming Wang, Guangzhi Jin, Han Yu, Lei Chen, Liang Li, Liang Tang, Shilei Bai, Hexin Yan, Feng Shen, Wenming Cong, Wen Wen, Hongyang Wang
: Hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) plays an important role in the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma. Here we reported that overexpression of HBx in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells could induce the secretion of high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) to promote invasion and metastasis of HCC in an autocrine/paracrine manner. HBx triggered an increase of cytoplasmic calcium and activated CAMKK/CAMKIV pathway, leading to subsequent translocation and release of HMGB1. HMGB1 neutralizing antibody, as well as calcium chelator or inhibitors of CAMKK/CAMKIV, could remarkably reduce invasion and metastasis of HCC cells in vitro and in a murine HCC metastasis model in vivo...
February 16, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214836/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-reduces-podocyte-adhesion-via-downregulation-of-%C3%AE-3%C3%AE-1-integrin
#2
Ping He, Dajun Liu, Beiru Zhang, Guangyu Zhou, Xuesong Su, Yanqiu Wang, Detian Li, Xu Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated glomerulonephritis (HBV-GN) is characterized by a reduced number of podocytes due to apoptosis and shedding from the basement membrane. However, the pathological mechanism of HBV-GN is unclear. We previously showed that hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) promotes apoptosis in tubular epithelial cells. In this study, we transfected podocytes with HBx and examined the effects on adhesion and apoptosis of these cells. METHODS: Podocytes were transfected with pc-DNA3...
February 8, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212627/genome-wide-identification-of-direct-hbx-genomic-targets
#3
Francesca Guerrieri, Laura Belloni, Daniel D'Andrea, Natalia Pediconi, Loredana Le Pera, Barbara Testoni, Cecilia Scisciani, Oceane Floriot, Fabien Zoulim, Anna Tramontano, Massimo Levrero
BACKGROUND: The Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) HBx regulatory protein is required for HBV replication and involved in HBV-related carcinogenesis. HBx interacts with chromatin modifying enzymes and transcription factors to modulate histone post-translational modifications and to regulate viral cccDNA transcription and cellular gene expression. Aiming to identify genes and non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) directly targeted by HBx, we performed a chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-Seq) to analyse HBV recruitment on host cell chromatin in cells replicating HBV...
February 17, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209758/atorvastatin-decreases-hbx-induced-phospho-akt-in-hepatocytes-via-p2x-receptors
#4
Aram Ghalali, Javier Martin-Renedo, Johan Hogberg, Ulla Stenius
: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is rated as the fifth most common malignancy and third in cancer related deaths worldwide. Statins, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, are potent cholesterol lowering drugs and recent epidemiological evidence suggests that statins prevent aggressive HCC development. Previous experiments revealed that statins downregulate phosphorylated Akt (pAkt). Here, it is demonstrated that atorvastatin decreases nuclear pAkt levels in pancreatic and lung cancer cell lines within minutes and this rapid effect is mediated by the purinergic P2X receptors...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192212/anti-hbv-drugs-suppress-the-growth-of-hbv-related-hepatoma-cells-via-down-regulation-of-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein
#5
Shuqin Zhang, Shan Gao, Man Zhao, Yunxia Liu, Yanan Bu, Qiulei Jiang, Qiang Zhao, Lihong Ye, Xiaodong Zhang
Chronic infection of hepatitis B virus (HBV) is closely associated with the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Meta-analyses show that adjuvant anti-HBV therapy is effective for HBV-related HCC patients in clinical. However, the significance that anti-HBV drugs depress HCC is poorly understood. Here, we investigated the effects of telbivudine (LdT), entecavir (ETV) and interferon-α2b (IFN-α2b) on HBV-related HCC. Our data showed that the treatment with the drugs significantly suppressed the growth of HBV-expressing hepatoma cells in vitro and in vivo, but failed to work in HBV-free liver cells...
February 9, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186991/c-terminal-truncated-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-regulates-tumorigenicity-self-renewal-and-drug-resistance-via-stat3-nanog-signaling-pathway
#6
Rachel Hiu Ha Ching, Karen Man Fong Sze, Eunice Yuen Ting Lau, Yung-Tuen Chiu, Joyce Man Fong Lee, Irene Oi Lin Ng, Terence Kin Wah Lee
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a major risk factor of chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Random integration of HBV DNA into the host genome is frequent in HCC leading to truncation of the HBV DNA, particularly at the C-terminal end of the HBV X protein (HBx). C-terminally truncated HBx (HBx-ΔC) has been implicated in playing a pro-oncogenic role in hepatocarcinogenesis. However, the mechanism whereby HBx-ΔC1 contributes to hepatocarcinogenesis remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the functional role of HBx-ΔC1 in regulating liver cancer stem cell (CSC) properties...
February 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186085/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-mediated-non-coding-rna-aberrations-in-the-development-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#7
REVIEW
Bei Zhang, Siqi Han, Bing Feng, Xiaoyuan Chu, Longbang Chen, Rui Wang
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) has an important role in the development of human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Accumulated evidence has shown that HBV-encoded X protein (HBx) can induce both genetic alterations in tumor suppressor genes and oncogenes, as well as epigenetic aberrations in HCC pathogens. Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) mainly include microRNAs and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs). Although ncRNAs cannot code proteins, growing evidence has shown that they have various important biological functions in cell proliferation, cell cycle control, anti-apoptosis, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, tumor invasion and metastasis...
February 10, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168416/the-first-validated-criteria-for-effective-screening-and-a-new-simplified-method-for-%C3%AE-globin-gene-sequencing-for-diagnosis-of-uncommon-%C3%AE-globin-mutations
#8
Noppacharn Uaprasert, Rung Settapiboon, Supaporn Amornsiriwat, Pranee Sutcharitchan, Ponlapat Rojnuckarin
No well-defined phenotypes that distinguish between unknown α- and β-globin mutations have been reported to date. Direct DNA sequencing of α-globin genes can be technically challenging, as α1- and α2-globin genes are nearly indistinguishable. To detect hemoglobin variants (HbXs) on Hb analysis, the entire β- and α-globin genes were directly sequenced using a newly developed sequencing protocol for α-globin genes. An algorithm to distinguish between α- and β-HbXs was constructed and subsequently validated in the independent validation group...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151934/hepatitis-b-virus-modulates-store-operated-calcium-entry-to-enhance-viral-replication-in-primary-hepatocytes
#9
Jessica C Casciano, Nicholas J Duchemin, R Jason Lamontagne, Laura F Steel, Michael J Bouchard
Many viruses modulate calcium (Ca2+) signaling to create a cellular environment that is more permissive to viral replication, but for most viruses that regulate Ca2+ signaling, the mechanism underlying this regulation is not well understood. The hepatitis B virus (HBV) HBx protein modulates cytosolic Ca2+ levels to stimulate HBV replication in some liver cell lines. A chronic HBV infection is associated with life-threatening liver diseases, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and HBx modulation of cytosolic Ca2+ levels could have an important role in HBV pathogenesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110440/molecular-characterization-of-echinococcus-granulosus-isolates-from-bulgarian-human-cystic-echinococcosis-patients
#10
Irina Marinova, Markus Spiliotis, Junhua Wang, Marin Muhtarov, Ilias Chaligiannis, Smaro Sotiraki, Iskra Rainova, Bruno Gottstein, Ghalia Boubaker
Although cystic echinococcosis (CE) is highly endemic in Bulgaria, there is still scarce information about species and/or genotypes of the Echinococcus granulosus complex that infect humans. Our study tackled the genetic diversity of E. granulosus complex in a cohort of 30 Bulgarian CE patients. Ten animal E. granulosus isolates from neighboring Greece were additionally included. Specimens were comparatively analyzed for partial sequences of five mitochondrial (mt) (cox I, nad I, rrnS, rrnL, and atp6) and three nuclear (nc) genes (act II, hbx 2, and ef-1α) using a PCR-sequencing approach...
January 21, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105934/charm-discovery-of-combinatorial-chromatin-modification-patterns-in-hepatitis-b-virus-x-transformed-mouse-liver-cancer-using-association-rule-mining
#11
Sung Hee Park, Sun-Min Lee, Young-Joon Kim, Sangsoo Kim
BACKGROUND: Various chromatin modifications, identified in large-scale epigenomic analyses, are associated with distinct phenotypes of different cells and disease phases. To improve our understanding of these variations, many computational methods have been developed to discover novel sites and cell-specific chromatin modifications. Despite the availability of existing methods, there is still room for further improvement when they are applied to resolve the histone code hypothesis. Hence, we aim to investigate the development of a computational method to provide new insights into de novo combinatorial pattern discovery of chromatin modifications to characterize epigenetic variations in distinct phenotypes of different cells...
December 13, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103177/hbxip-a-binding-protein-of-hbx-regulates-maintenance-of-the-g2-m-phase-checkpoint-induced-by-dna-damage-and-enhances-sensitivity-to-doxorubicin-induced-cytotoxicity
#12
Hong-Rong Fei, Yun-Sheng Zhou, Ruo-Tong Li, Ming-Feng Yang, Jian Ma, Feng-Ze Wang
To maintain the integrity of the genome, cells need to detect and repair DNA damage before they complete cell division. Hepatitis B x-interacting protein (HBXIP), a binding protein of HBx (Hepatitis B virus x protein), is aberrantly overexpressed in human cancer cells and show to promote cell proliferation and inhibit apoptosis. The present study is designed to investigate the role of HBXIP on the DNA damage response. Our results show that HBXIP acts as an important regulator of G2/M checkpoint in response to DNA damage...
January 19, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102846/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-promotes-the-stem-like-properties-of-ov6-cancer-cells-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#13
Chao Wang, Ming-da Wang, Peng Cheng, Hai Huang, Wei Dong, Wei-Wei Zhang, Peng-Peng Li, Chuan Lin, Ze-Ya Pan, Meng-Chao Wu, Wei-Ping Zhou
Hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) and cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) have both been implicated in the occurrence and development of HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, whether HBx contributes to the stem-like properties of OV6(+) CSCs in HCC remains elusive. In this study, we showed that the concomitant expression of HBx and OV6 was closely associated with the clinical outcomes and prognosis of patients with HBV-related HCC. HBx was required for the stem-like properties of OV6(+) liver CSCs, including self-renewal, stem cell-associated gene expression, tumorigenicity and chemoresistance...
January 19, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102638/farnesoid-x-receptor-ablation-sensitizes-mice-to-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-induced-hepatocarcinogenesis
#14
Yongdong Niu, Meishu Xu, Betty L Slagle, Haihua Huang, Song Li, Grace L Guo, Ganggang Shi, Wenxin Qin, Wen Xie
: Chronic hepatitis B virus infection is a major risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) is a hepatitis B virus protein that has multiple cellular functions, but its role in HCC pathogenesis has been controversial. Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is a nuclear receptor with activities in anti-inflammation and inhibition of hepatocarcinogenesis. However, whether or how FXR can impact hepatitis B virus/HBx-induced hepatocarcinogenesis remains unclear...
March 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098260/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-is-capable-of-down-regulating-protein-level-of-host-antiviral-protein-apobec3g
#15
Ruidong Chen, Xue Zhao, Yongxiang Wang, Youhua Xie, Jing Liu
The apolipoprotein B mRNA editing catalytic polypeptide-like (APOBEC) family proteins bind RNA and single-stranded DNA, and create C-to-U base modifications through cytidine deaminase activity. APOBEC3G restricts human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) infection by creating hypermutations in proviral DNA, while HIV-1-encoded vif protein antagonizes such restriction by targeting APOBEC3G for degradation. APOBEC3G also inhibits hepatitis B virus (HBV): APOBEC3G co-expression inhibits HBV replication and evidences exist indicating APOBEC3G-mediated HBV hypermutations in patients...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097530/virus-induced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-special-emphasis-on-hbv
#16
REVIEW
Ming Wang, Dong Xi, Qin Ning
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common malignant tumor with high lethality, and the hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a chief cause. HBV can accelerate HCC via multiple mechanisms. First, HBV induces immune reactions that lead to repeated hepatic inflammation, fibrosis and a deficient immune microenvironment. Subsequently, HBV can modify host genes near the insertion point through DNA integration to cause host cell genome instability and to generate carcinogenic fusion proteins. Additionally, HBV expresses diverse active proteins, especially HBx and HBs, which have a range of transactivation functions such as regulation of apoptosis, interference with intracellular signaling pathways, and alteration of epigenetics...
January 17, 2017: Hepatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095508/the-smc5-6-complex-restricts-hbv-when-localized-to-nd10-without-inducing-an-innate-immune-response-and-is-counteracted-by-the-hbv-x-protein-shortly-after-infection
#17
Congrong Niu, Christine M Livingston, Li Li, Rudolf K Beran, Stephane Daffis, Dhivya Ramakrishnan, Dara Burdette, Leanne Peiser, Eduardo Salas, Hilario Ramos, Mei Yu, Guofeng Cheng, Michel Strubin, William E Delaney Iv, Simon P Fletcher
The structural maintenance of chromosome 5/6 complex (Smc5/6) is a restriction factor that represses hepatitis B virus (HBV) transcription. HBV counters this restriction by expressing HBV X protein (HBx), which targets Smc5/6 for degradation. However, the mechanism by which Smc5/6 suppresses HBV transcription and how HBx is initially expressed is not known. In this study we characterized viral kinetics and the host response during HBV infection of primary human hepatocytes (PHH) to address these unresolved questions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074857/deubiquitylation-of-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-hbx-by-ubiquitin-specific-peptidase-15-usp15-increases-hbx-stability-and-its-transactivation-activity
#18
Zhi-Jun Su, Jia-Shou Cao, Yan-Fang Wu, Wan-Nan Chen, Xinjian Lin, Yun-Li Wu, Xu Lin
Hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) plays important roles in viral replication and the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. HBx is a rapid turnover protein and ubiquitin-proteasome pathway has been suggested to influence HBx stability as treatment with proteasome inhibitors increases the levels of HBx protein and causes accumulation of the polyubiquitinated forms of HBx. Deubiquitinases (DUBs) are known to act by removing ubiquitin moieties from proteins and thereby reverse their stability and/or activity...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053323/hbx-promotes-cell-proliferation-by-disturbing-the-cross-talk-between-mir-181a-and-pten
#19
Yi Tian, Xinqiang Xiao, Xing Gong, Feng Peng, Yun Xu, Yongfang Jiang, Guozhong Gong
Hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) is involved in the initiation and progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the mechanism is still needed to be elucidated. In this study, we explored the relationship between HBx and microRNA and their roles in hepato-carcinogenesis. Firstly, by global microarray-based microRNA profiling and qRT-PCR, we found miR-181a was strongly up-regulated in HepG2.2.15 cells (HBV positive) and pHBV1.3-expressing HepG2 cells, and HBx played a major role in it. Secondly, reduced PTEN protein expression in the presence of HBx was aslo mediated by miR-181a, and in the Luciferase reporter system, miR-181a inhibited the PTEN translation by binding the PTEN 3'-untranslated-region (UTR), and PTEN protein was decreased when epigenetic expression of miR-181a and rescued by knocking down miR-181a...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975314/measuring-changes-in-cytosolic-calcium-levels-in-hbv-and-hbx-expressing-cultured-primary-hepatocytes
#20
Jessica C Casciano, Michael J Bouchard
Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) remains a major worldwide health concern and is the leading cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The HBV X protein (HBx) is the only regulatory protein encoded in the HBV genome; HBx stimulates HBV replication in vivo and in vitro. HBx also regulates cytosolic Ca(2+) signaling, and altered Ca(2+) signaling is associated with the development of many diseases, including HCC. Importantly, many HBx functions, including HBx modulation of cell proliferation, apoptosis, and transcription pathways, have been linked to changes in cytosolic Ca(2+) signaling...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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