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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214829/ephb4-regulates-self-renewal-proliferation-and-neuronal-differentiation-of-human-embryonic-neural-stem-cells-in-vitro
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Tingting Liu, Xianwei Zeng, Fangling Sun, Hongli Hou, Yunqian Guan, Deyu Guo, Houxi Ai, Wen Wang, Guojun Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: EphB4 belongs to the largest family of Eph receptor tyrosine kinases. It contributes to a variety of pathological progresses of cancer malignancy. However, little is known about its role in neural stem cells (NSCs). This study examined whether EphB4 is required for proliferation and differentiation of human embryonic neural stem cells (hNSCs) in vitro. METHODS: We up- and down-regulated EphB4 expression in hNSCs using lentiviral over-expression and shRNA knockdown constructs and then investigated the influence of EphB4 on the properties of hNSCs...
February 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194092/paradoxes-of-the-ephb1-receptor-in-malignant-brain-tumors
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REVIEW
Wenqiang Wei, Hongju Wang, Shaoping Ji
Eph receptors are a subfamily of receptor tyrosine kinases. Eph receptor-mediated forward and ephrin ligand-mediated reverse signalings are termed bidirectional signaling. Increasing evidence shows that Eph/ephrin signaling regulates cell migration, adhesion, morphological changes, differentiation, proliferation and survival through cell-cell communication. Some recent studies have started to implicate Eph/ephrin signaling in tumorigenesis, metastasis, and angiogenesis. Previous studies have shown that EphB1 receptor and its ephrin ligands are expressed in the central nervous system...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171762/ephs-and-ephrins
#3
Hannah Taylor, Jessica Campbell, Catherine D Nobes
Eph receptors comprise the largest family of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs), with fourteen receptors divided into two subfamilies - EphAs and EphBs. Yet, despite their multitude of functions in almost all tissues of the body, these receptors represent one of the most underappreciated RTK families. What makes Eph receptors unique is that their cognate ligands, the ephrins, are tethered to the cell surface, in contrast to other RTKs whose ligands are generally soluble. This phenomenon means that signalling through Eph receptors is largely dependent on cell-cell contact...
February 6, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169277/investigation-of-the-role-of-tyrosine-kinase-receptor-epha3-in-colorectal-cancer
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Elena Andretta, Fernando Cartón-García, Águeda Martínez-Barriocanal, Priscila Guimarães de Marcondes, Lizbeth M Jimenez-Flores, Irati Macaya, Sarah Bazzocco, Josipa Bilic, Paulo Rodrigues, Rocio Nieto, Stefania Landolfi, Santiago Ramon Y Cajal, Simo Schwartz, Arthur Brown, Higinio Dopeso, Diego Arango
EPH signaling deregulation has been shown to be important for colorectal carcinogenesis and genome-wide sequencing efforts have identified EPHA3 as one of the most frequently mutated genes in these tumors. However, the role of EPHA3 in colorectal cancer has not been thoroughly investigated. We show here that ectopic expression of wild type EPHA3 in colon cancer cells did not affect their growth, motility/invasion or metastatic potential in vivo. Moreover, overexpression of mutant EPHA3 or deletion of the endogenous mutant EPHA3 in colon cancer cells did not affect their growth or motility...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165374/evaluation-of-epha2-and-ephb4-as-targets-for-image-guided-colorectal-cancer-surgery
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Marieke A Stammes, Hendrica A J M Prevoo, Meyke C Ter Horst, Stéphanie A Groot, Cornelis J H Van de Velde, Alan B Chan, Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei, Peter J K Kuppen, Alexander L Vahrmeijer, Elena B Pasquale, Cornelis F M Sier
Targeted image-guided oncologic surgery (IGOS) relies on the recognition of cell surface-associated proteins, which should be abundantly present on tumor cells but preferably absent on cells in surrounding healthy tissue. The transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinase EphA2, a member of the A class of the Eph receptor family, has been reported to be highly overexpressed in several tumor types including breast, lung, brain, prostate, and colon cancer and is considered amongst the most promising cell membrane-associated tumor antigens by the NIH...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145630/specific-photothermal-ablation-therapy-of-endometriosis-by-targeting-delivery-of-gold-nanospheres
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Xiaomeng Guo, Wei Li, Jialin Zhou, Wanqing Hou, Xue Wen, Hanbo Zhang, Fenfen Kong, Lihua Luo, Qingpo Li, Yongzhong Du, Jian You
Endometriosis is difficult to treat since the side effects of the current therapeutic method and the high recurrence rate; thus, newer and safer therapeutic approaches are urgently needed. This work investigates the enhanced permeability and retention effect of CdTe quantum dots (QDs) and hollow gold nanospheres (HAuNS) in endometriosis to increase the delivery of HAuNS into lesion cells. The surface of HAuNS is successfully conjugated with a TNYL peptide that has specific affinity for the EphB4 receptor, which is a member of the Eph family of receptor tyrosine kinases...
February 1, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143955/the-eph-related-tyrosine-kinase-ligand-ephrin-b1-marks-germinal-center-and-memory-precursor-b-cells
#7
Brian J Laidlaw, Timothy H Schmidt, Jesse A Green, Christopher D C Allen, Takaharu Okada, Jason G Cyster
Identification of germinal center (GC) B cells is typically reliant on the use of surface activation markers that exhibit a wide range of expression. Here, we identify Ephrin-B1, a ligand for Eph-related receptor tyrosine kinases, as a specific marker of mature GC B cells. The number of Ephrin-B1(+) GC B cells increases during the course of an immune response with Ephrin-B1(+) GC B cells displaying elevated levels of Bcl6, S1pr2, and Aicda relative to their Ephrin-B1(-) counterparts. We further identified a small proportion of recently dividing, somatically mutated Ephrin-B1(+) GC B cells that have begun to down-regulate Bcl6 and S1pr2 and express markers associated with memory B cells, such as CD38 and EBI2...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140668/a-family-with-craniofrontonasal-syndrome-the-first-report-of-familial-cases-of-craniofrontonasal-syndrome-with-bilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate
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Yoshikazu Inoue, Yoshiaki Sakamoto, Masanori Sugimoto, Hidehito Inagaki, Hiroko Boda, Masafumi Miyata, Hideteru Kato, Hiroki Kurahashi, Takayuki Okumoto
Craniofrontonasalsyndrome (CFNS) is a very rare genetic disorder, the common physical malformations of which include coronal synostosis, widely spaced eyes, clefting of the nasal tip, and various skeletal anomalies. Mutations of EFNB1, which encodes a member of the ephrin family of transmembrane ligands for Eph receptor tyrosine kinases, is the cause of CFNS. Although familial CFNS cases have been reported, no studies in the literature describe familial cases of CFNS expressing bilateral cleft lip and palate...
January 31, 2017: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120491/ephb3-protein-is-associated-with-histological-grade-and-figo-stage-in-ovarian-serous-carcinomas
#9
Weiwei Gao, Qin Zhang, Yan Wang, Jiandong Wang, Shu Zhang
Eph (Erythropoietin-producing human hepatocellular carcinoma cell) is the largest subfamily of receptor tyrosine kinases. Eph receptors and their ephrin ligands are involved in embryonic development and physiological processes. Aberrant expression of Eph/ephrin may contribute to a variety of diseases including cancer. EphB3 is a member of Eph receptors and has been found to play roles in carcinogenesis of some types of human cancer. But, its expression and clinical significance in ovarian serous carcinoma have not been well investigated and are unknown...
February 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108514/somatic-ephrin-receptor-mutations-are-associated-with-metastasis-in-primary-colorectal-cancer
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Lucy Mathot, Snehangshu Kundu, Viktor Ljungström, Jessica Svedlund, Lotte Moens, Tom Adlerteg, Elin Falk-Sörqvist, Verónica Rendo, Claudia Bellomo, Markus Mayrhofer, Carme Cortina, Magnus Sundström, Patrick Micke, Johan Botling, Anders Isaksson, Aristidis Moustakas, Eduard Batlle, Helgi Birgisson, Bengt Glimelius, Mats Nilsson, Tobias Sjöblom
The contribution of somatic mutations to metastasis of colorectal cancers (CRC) is currently unknown. To find mutations involved in the CRC metastatic process, we performed deep mutational analysis of 676 genes in 107 stages II-IV primary CRC, of which half had metastasized. The mutation prevalence in the ephrin (Eph) family of tyrosine kinase receptors was ten-fold higher in primary tumors of metastatic CRC than in non-metastatic cases and preferentially occurred in stage III and IV tumours. Mutational analyses in situ confirmed expression of mutant Eph receptors...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096261/tuning-collective-cell-migration-by-cell-cell-junction-regulation
#11
Peter Friedl, Roberto Mayor
Collective cell migration critically depends on cell-cell interactions coupled to a dynamic actin cytoskeleton. Important cell-cell adhesion receptor systems implicated in controlling collective movements include cadherins, immunoglobulin superfamily members (L1CAM, NCAM, ALCAM), Ephrin/Eph receptors, Slit/Robo, connexins and integrins, and an adaptive array of intracellular adapter and signaling proteins. Depending on molecular composition and signaling context, cell-cell junctions adapt their shape and stability, and this gradual junction plasticity enables different types of collective cell movements such as epithelial sheet and cluster migration, branching morphogenesis and sprouting, collective network migration, as well as coordinated individual-cell migration and streaming...
January 17, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095646/a-frog-s-view-of-ephrinb-signaling
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REVIEW
Yoo-Seok Hwang, Ira O Daar
Cell-cell and cell-substrate adhesion are essential to the proper formation and maintenance of tissue patterns during development, and deregulation of these processes can lead to invasion and metastasis of cancer cells. Cell surface adhesion and signaling molecules are key players in both normal development and cancer progression. One set of cell surface proteins, the Eph receptor tyrosine kinases and their membrane-bound ligands, ephrins, are significant regulators of these processes. During embryonic development, the Eph/ephrin signaling system is involved in cell-cell contact events that result in cell sorting and boundary formation between receptor and ligand bearing cells...
January 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062562/keep-your-friends-close-cell-cell-contact-and-skeletal-myogenesis
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Robert S Krauss, Giselle A Joseph, Aviva J Goel
Development of skeletal muscle is a multistage process that includes lineage commitment of multipotent progenitor cells, differentiation and fusion of myoblasts into multinucleated myofibers, and maturation of myofibers into distinct types. Lineage-specific transcriptional regulation lies at the core of this process, but myogenesis is also regulated by extracellular cues. Some of these cues are initiated by direct cell-cell contact between muscle precursor cells themselves or between muscle precursors and cells of other lineages...
January 6, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986811/ephb3-stimulates-cell-migration-and-metastasis-in-a-kinase-dependent-manner-through-vav2-rho-gtpase-axis-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer
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Jing-Jing Li, Zhi-Jian Sun, Yan-Mei Yuan, Fen-Fen Yin, Yao-Gang Bian, Ling-Yun Long, Xue-Li Zhang, Dong Xie
Eph receptors, the largest subfamily of transmembrane tyrosine kinase receptors, have been increasingly implicated in various physiologic and pathologic processes, and the roles of the Eph family members during tumorigenesis have recently attracted growing attentions. In the present study, we explored the function of EphB3, one member of Eph family, in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). We found that the expression of EphB3 was significantly elevated in PTC. Either overexpression of EphB3 or activation of EphB3 by EfnB1-Fc/EfnB2-Fc stimulated in vitro migration of PTC cells...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941904/the-role-of-grip1-and-ephrin-b3-in-blood-pressure-control-and-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-contractility
#15
Yujia Wang, Zenghui Wu, Hongyu Luo, Junzheng Peng, John Raelson, Georg B Ehret, Patricia B Munroe, Ekatherina Stoyanova, Zhao Qin, Guy Cloutier, W Edward Bradley, Tao Wu, Jian-Zhong Shen, Shenjiang Hu, Jiangping Wu
Several erythropoietin-producing hepatocellular receptor B family (EPHB) and their ligands, ephrinBs (EFNBs), are involved in blood pressure regulation in animal models. We selected 528 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the genes of EPHB6, EFNB2, EFNB3 and GRIP1 in the EPH/EFN signalling system to query the International Blood Pressure Consortium dataset. A SNP within the glutamate receptor interacting protein 1 (GRIP1) gene presented a p-value of 0.000389, approaching the critical p-value of 0...
December 12, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941840/enhancing-radiosensitization-in-ephb4-receptor-expressing-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinomas
#16
Shilpa Bhatia, Kellen Hirsch, Jaspreet Sharma, Ayman Oweida, Anastacia Griego, Stephen Keysar, Antonio Jimeno, David Raben, Valery Krasnoperov, Parkash S Gill, Elena B Pasquale, Xiao-Jing Wang, Sana D Karam
Members of the Eph family of receptor tyrosine kinases have been implicated in a wide array of human cancers. The EphB4 receptor is ubiquitously expressed in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and has been shown to impart tumorigenic and invasive characteristics to these cancers. In this study, we investigated whether EphB4 receptor targeting can enhance the radiosensitization of HNSCC. Our data show that EphB4 is expressed at high to moderate levels in HNSCC cell lines and patient-derived xenograft (PDX) tumors...
December 12, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928465/gene-expression-and-pathway-analysis-of-ctnnb1-in-cancer-and-stem-cells
#17
Shihori Tanabe, Takeshi Kawabata, Kazuhiko Aoyagi, Hiroshi Yokozaki, Hiroki Sasaki
AIM: To investigate β-catenin (CTNNB1) signaling in cancer and stem cells, the gene expression and pathway were analyzed using bioinformatics. METHODS: The expression of the catenin β 1 (CTNNB1) gene, which codes for β-catenin, was analyzed in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and gastric cancer (GC) cells. Beta-catenin signaling and the mutation of related proteins were also analyzed using the cBioPortal for Cancer Genomics and HOMology modeling of Complex Structure (HOMCOS) databases...
November 26, 2016: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899328/the-s48-45-six-cysteine-proteins-mediators-of-interaction-throughout-the-plasmodium-life-cycle
#18
REVIEW
Silvia A Arredondo, Stefan H I Kappe
During their life cycle Plasmodium parasites rely upon an arsenal of proteins that establish key interactions with the host and vector, and between the parasite sexual stages, with the purpose of ensuring infection, reproduction and proliferation. Among these is a group of secreted or membrane-anchored proteins known as the six-cysteine (6-cys) family. This is a small but important family with only 14 members thus far identified, each stage-specifically expressed during the parasite life cycle. 6-cys proteins often localise at the parasite surface or interface with the host and vector, and are conserved in different Plasmodium species...
November 27, 2016: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887627/epha5-protein-a-potential-marker-for-distinguishing-histological-grade-and-prognosis-in-ovarian-serous-carcinoma
#19
Xiao Chen, Xuan Wang, Xue Wei, Jiandong Wang
BACKGROUND: Ovarian serous carcinoma (OSC) is the most common ovarian epithelial malignancy. Disregulation of Eph/ephrin signaling has been implicated in oncogenesis and tumor progression. EphA5 receptor is one of large families of Eph tyrosine kinase receptor and is documented in the development of nervous system. Till now, there is no published data about the role of EphA5 in ovarian epithelial neoplasmas. METHODS: This study aims to investigate the expression of EphA5 protein in ovarian serous carcinoma, and its relationship to clinical pathological characteristics...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861585/cdc-42-orients-cell-migration-during-epithelial-intercalation-in-the-caenorhabditis-elegans-epidermis
#20
Elise Walck-Shannon, Bethany Lucas, Ian Chin-Sang, David Reiner, Kraig Kumfer, Hunter Cochran, William Bothfeld, Jeff Hardin
Cell intercalation is a highly directed cell rearrangement that is essential for animal morphogenesis. As such, intercalation requires orchestration of cell polarity across the plane of the tissue. CDC-42 is a Rho family GTPase with key functions in cell polarity, yet its role during epithelial intercalation has not been established because its roles early in embryogenesis have historically made it difficult to study. To circumvent these early requirements, in this paper we use tissue-specific and conditional loss-of-function approaches to identify a role for CDC-42 during intercalation of the Caenorhabditis elegans dorsal embryonic epidermis...
2016: PLoS Genetics
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