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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445986/high-bmi1-mrna-expression-in-peripheral-whole-blood-is-associated-with-favorable-prognosis-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Ana Koren, Matija Rijavec, Eva Sodja, Izidor Kern, Aleksander Sadikov, Viljem Kovac, Peter Korosec, Tanja Cufer
Polycomb group member protein BMI1 is involved in maintaining cell identity, proliferation, differentiation and human oncogenesis. In the present study, we determined BMI1 mRNA expression in whole blood and evaluated the impact of the expression level on the treatment response and survival of 96 advanced NSCLC patients treated with first-line platinum-based chemotherapy. We also determined BMI1 mRNA expression in primary tumors from 22 operable NSCLC patients treated with radical surgery. We found that compared with control subjects, BMI1 mRNA expression in whole blood of advanced NSCLC patients was decreased (P<0...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427897/boosters-and-barriers-for-direct-cardiac-reprogramming
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Mahmood Talkhabi, Elmira Rezaei Zonooz, Hossein Baharvand
Heart disease is currently the most significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, which accounts for approximately 33% of all deaths. Recently, a promising and alchemy-like strategy has been developed called direct cardiac reprogramming, which directly converts somatic cells such as fibroblasts to cardiac lineage cells such as cardiomyocytes (CMs), termed induced CMs or iCMs. The first in vitro cardiac reprogramming study, mediated by cardiac transcription factors (TFs)-Gata4, Tbx5 and Mef2C-, was not enough efficient to produce an adequate number of fully reprogrammed, functional iCMs...
April 17, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425986/p16ink4a-upregulation-mediated-by-tbk1-induces-retinal-ganglion-cell-senescence-in-ischemic-injury
#3
L U Li, Yin Zhao, Hong Zhang
Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide that is characterized by progressive retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death. However, RGC senescence as a phase before RGC death, and the mechanism of RGC senescence remains unclear. Here, we demonstrate that TANK-binding protein 1 (TBK1) is upregulated in acute IOP elevation-induced ischemic retinas mouse model. Moreover, pre-treatment with the TBK1 inhibitor BX-795 reduced p16INK4a (p16) expression and RGC senescence. Upregulation of TBK1 via plasmid transfection increased Akt phosphorylation at Ser473 and Bmi1 phosphorylation...
April 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422735/expression-of-embryonal-stem-cell-transcription-factors-in-breast-cancer-oct4-as-an-indicator-for-poor-clinical-outcome-and-tamoxifen-resistance
#4
Jae Moon Gwak, Milim Kim, Hyun Jeong Kim, Min Hye Jang, So Yeon Park
The transcription factors of embryonic stem cells, such as Oct4, Sox2, Nanog, Bmi1, and Klf4, are known to be associated with stemness, epithelial-mesenchymal transition and aggressive tumor behavior. This study was designed to evaluate the clinicopathological significance of their expression in breast cancer. Immunohistochemistry for Oct4, Sox2, Nanog, Bmi1, and Klf4 was performed in 319 cases of invasive breast cancer. The relationship between the expression of these markers and clinicopathologic features of the tumors, including breast cancer stem cell phenotype and epithelial-mesenchymal transition marker expression, and their prognostic value in breast cancer, were analyzed...
March 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419472/hepatic-expression-of-oncogenes-bmi1-and-dkk1-is-up-regulated-in-hepatitis-b-virus-surface-antigen-transgenic-mice-and-can-be-induced-by-treatment-with-hbv-particles-or-lipopolysaccharides-in-vitro
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Rui Zhang, Catherine I Real, Chao Liu, Hideo A Baba, Guido Gerken, Mengji Lu, Ruth Broering
Previous studies have shown that hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) develops more frequently in hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg)-transgenic mice (Alb/HBs) than in wild-type (WT) mice. However, the mechanism of this HCC model has not been well documented. Toll-like receptor 4 (Tlr4) signaling probably links innate immunity and HCC progression. The current study was designed to investigate the role of innate immunity in hepatocarcinogenesis in Alb/HBs mice. Immunohistochemical analysis of liver specimens from Alb/HBs mice (16 per group) showed that the oncogenes Bmi1 (16/16, 100%) and Dkk1 (13/16, 81...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418883/downregulation-of-bmi1-in-breast-cancer-stem-cells-suppresses-tumor-growth-and-proliferation
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Mathangi Srinivasan, Dhruba J Bharali, Thangirala Sudha, Maha Khedr, Ian Guest, Stewart Sell, Gennadi V Glinsky, Shaker A Mousa
Targeting cancer stem cells during initial treatment is important to reduce incidence of recurrent disease. Bmi1 has been associated with cancer stem cell self-renewal and aggressive disease. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of downregulation of Bmi1 in breast cancer stem cells in order to target and eliminate the stem cell population in the tumor mass. Bmi1 was downregulated using two approaches in the mouse breast cancer stem cell line FMMC 419II-a small molecule inhibitor (PTC 209) and stable transfection with a Bmi1 shRNA plasmid...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415621/usp22-maintains-gastric-cancer-stem-cell-stemness-and-promotes-gastric-cancer-progression-by-stabilizing-bmi1-protein
#7
Yue Ma, Hua-Lin Fu, Zhen Wang, Hai Huang, Jian Ni, Jie Song, Ying Xia, Wei-Lin Jin, Da-Xiang Cui
Increased ubiquitin-specific protease 22 (USP22) has been associated with poor prognosis in several cancers including gastric cancer. However, the role of USP22 in gastric tumorigenesis is still unclear. Gastric cancer stem cells have been identified and shown to correlate with gastric cancer initiation and metastasis. In this study, we found that silencing of USP22 inhibited proliferation of gastric cancer cells and suppressed the cancer stem cell spheroid formation in serum-free culture. Furthermore, cancer stem cell markers, such as CD133, SOX2, OCT4 and NANOG were down-regulated...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412742/association-of-the-long-non-coding-rna-malat1-with-the-polycomb-repressive-complex-pathway-in-t-and-nk-cell-lymphoma
#8
Soo Hee Kim, Se Hoon Kim, Woo Ick Yang, Soo Jeong Kim, Sun Och Yoon
Recently, various long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been reported to have significant therapeutic or prognostic value. However, the expression of lncRNAs has not been investigated in T and NK cell lymphoma. Thus, we evaluated the biological and prognostic role of lncRNAs related to the polycomb repressive complex (PRC) and PRC markers in tissue samples and cell lines of T and NK cell lymphoma. Among the tested lncRNAs, MALAT1 was most highly expressed in clinical samples and cell lines. High expression of MALAT1 as well as BMI1 was related to poor prognosis in patients with mature T cell lymphoma...
February 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394200/alteration-analysis-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-from-de-novo-acute-myeloid-leukemia-patients-at-diagnosis
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Laura Desbourdes, Joaquim Javary, Thomas Charbonnier, Nicole Ishac, Jerome Bourgeais, Aurore Iltis, Jean-Claude Chomel, Ali Turhan, Fabien Guilloton, Karin Tarte, Marie-Veronique Demattei, Elfi Ducrocq, Florence Rouleux-Bonnin, Emmanuel Gyan, Olivier Hérault, Jorge Domenech
Bone marrow (BM)-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) frequently display alterations in several hematologic disorders, such as acute lymphoid leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and myelodysplastic syndromes. In acute leukemias, it is not clear whether MSC alterations contribute to the development of the malignant clone or whether they are simply the effect of tumor expansion on the microenvironment. We extensively investigated the characteristics of MSCs isolated from the BM of patients with de novo AML at diagnosis (L-MSCs) in terms of phenotype (gene and protein expression, apoptosis and senescence levels, DNA double-strand break formation) and functions (proliferation and clonogenic potentials, normal and leukemic hematopoiesis-supporting activity)...
April 10, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389242/upregulation-of-mir-181a-suppresses-the-formation-of-glioblastoma-stem-cells-by-targeting-the-notch2-oncogene-and-correlates-with-good-prognosis-in-patients-with-glioblastoma-multiforme
#10
Shi-Xiong Huang, Zhong-Yan Zhao, Guo-Hu Weng, Xiang-Ying He, Chan-Ji Wu, Chuan-Yi Fu, Zhi-Yan Sui, Yu-Shui Ma, Tao Liu
Glioblastoma stem-like cells (GSCs) are responsible for the initiation and progression of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), and microRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in this disease. However, the mechanisms underlying the role of miRNAs in the stemness of GSCs have not been completely elucidated. We previously showed that miR-181a is downregulated in GBM and may predict prognosis in patients with this disease. Here, we demonstrate that the upregulation of miR-181a suppressed GSC formation and inhibited GBM tumorigenesis by targeting the Notch2 oncogene...
May 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383782/the-mir-200b-zeb1-circuit-regulates-diverse-stemness-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Shu-Chun Tsai, Chen-Chun Lin, Tsung-Chieh Shih, Rong-Jeng Tseng, Ming-Chin Yu, Yu-Jr Lin, Sen-Yung Hsieh
Accumulating evidence suggests that human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be derived from cancer stem cells (CSCs), which contribute to tumor initiation, metastasis, chemoresistance, and recurrence. A great variety of HCC CSCs resulting in diverse clinical manifestations have been reported. However, how CSC diversity is regulated and generated remains unclear. Here we report that the miR-200b-ZEB1 circuit is closely involved with the induction and maintenance of a diverse group of CSCs. We found that miR-200b downregulation occurred in early HCC and associated with poor prognosis...
April 6, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381187/expression-of-tripartite-motif-containing-protein-28-in-primary-breast-carcinoma-predicts-metastasis-and-is-involved-in-the-stemness-chemoresistance-and-tumor-growth
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Surekha Damineni, Sai A Balaji, Abhijith Shettar, Swetha Nayanala, Neeraj Kumar, Banavathy S Kruthika, Kalyanasundaram Subramanian, M Vijayakumar, Geetashree Mukherjee, Vaijayanti Gupta, Paturu Kondaiah
The prediction of who develops metastasis has been the most difficult aspect in the management of breast cancer patients. The lymph node metastasis has been the most useful predictor of prognosis and patient management. However, a good proportion of patients with lymph node positivity remain disease free for 5 years or more, while about a third of those who were lymph node negative develop distant metastasis within the same period. This warrants a robust biomarker(s), preferably gene expression based. In order to elucidate gene-based biomarkers for prognosis of breast cancers, gene expression profiling of primary tumors and follow-up for over 5 years has been performed...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362133/intestinal-epithelial-stem-cells-distinct-behavior-after-surgical-injury-and-teduglutide-administration
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Beatriz P Costa, Ana C Gonçalves, Ana M Abrantes, Raquel Alves, Paulo Matafome, Raquel Seiça, Ana B Sarmento-Ribeiro, M Filomena Botelho, Francisco Castro-Sousa
BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggest that intestinal epithelial stem cells (IESC), critical drivers of homeostasis and regeneration, include two subpopulations: crypt-based columnar and "position +4" stem cells, identified by Lgr5 and Bmi1 biomarkers, respectively. Teduglutide is an enterotrophic counterpart of glucagon-like peptide 2. This study aimed to investigate the response of putative IESC to surgical injury and teduglutide administration on an animal model of intestinal resection and anastomosis...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285905/targeting-bmi1-cancer-stem-cells-overcomes-chemoresistance-and-inhibits-metastases-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Demeng Chen, Mansi Wu, Yang Li, Insoon Chang, Quan Yuan, Mari Ekimyan-Salvo, Peng Deng, Bo Yu, Yongxin Yu, Jiaqiang Dong, John M Szymanski, Sivakumar Ramadoss, Jiong Li, Cun-Yu Wang
Squamous cell carcinoma in the head and neck (HNSCC) is a common yet poorly understood cancer, with adverse clinical outcomes due to treatment resistance, recurrence, and metastasis. Putative cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been identified in HNSCC, and BMI1 expression has been linked to these phenotypes, but optimal treatment strategies to overcome chemotherapeutic resistance and eliminate metastases have not yet been identified. Here we show through lineage tracing and genetic ablation that BMI1(+) CSCs mediate invasive growth and cervical lymph node metastasis in a mouse model of HNSCC...
March 8, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270146/bmi1-a-new-target-of-ck2%C3%AE
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Soumyajit Banerjee Mustafi, Prabir Kumar Chakraborty, Shailendra Kumar Dhar Dwivedi, Kai Ding, Katherine M Moxley, Priyabrata Mukherjee, Resham Bhattacharya
BACKGROUND: The polycomb group protein, BMI1 plays important roles in chromatin modification, stem cell function, DNA damage repair and mitochondrial bioenergetics. Such diverse cellular functions of BMI1 could be, in part, due to post-translational modifications, especially phosphorylation. To date, AKT has been reported as a kinase that by site specific phosphorylation of BMI1 modulates its oncogenic functions. METHODS: Immunoprecipitation in conjunction with kinase assay and mass spectrometry was used to determine association with and site specific phosphorylation of BMI1 by CK2α...
March 7, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266548/retraction-bmi1-limits-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-heart-failure-by-inhibiting-cardiac-senescence
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I Gonzalez-Valdes, I Hidalgo, A Bujarrabal, E Lara-Pezzi, L Padron-Barthe, P Garcia-Pavia, Pablo Gómez-Del Arco, J M Redondo, J M Ruiz-Cabello, L J Jimenez-Borreguero, J A Enriquez, J L de la Pompa, A Hidalgo, S Gonzalez
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March 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260023/silencing-bmi1-radiosensitizes-human-breast-cancer-cells-by-inducing-dna-damage-and-autophagy
#17
James Griffith, Daniel Andrade, Meghna Mehta, William Berry, Doris M Benbrook, Natarajan Aravindan, Terence S Herman, Rajagopal Ramesh, Anupama Munshi
Overexpression of BMI1 in human cancer cells, a member of the polycomb group of repressive complexes, correlates with advanced stage of disease, aggressive clinico-pathological behavior, poor prognosis, and resistance to radiation and chemotherapy. Studies have shown that experimental reduction of BMI1 protein level in tumor cells results in inhibition of cell proliferation, induction of apoptosis and/or senescence, and increased susceptibility to cytotoxic agents and radiation therapy. Although a role for BMI1 in cancer progression and its importance as a molecular target for cancer therapy has been established, information on the impact of silencing BMI1 in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and its consequence on radiotherapy have not been well studied...
April 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252026/moderate-dietary-protein-restriction-alters-the-composition-of-gut-microbiota-and-improves-ileal-barrier-function-in-adult-pig-model
#18
Peixin Fan, Ping Liu, Peixia Song, Xiyue Chen, Xi Ma
This study was conducted to investigate impacts of dietary protein levels on gut bacterial community and gut barrier. The intestinal microbiota of finishing pigs, fed with 16%, 13% and 10% crude protein (CP) in diets, respectively, were investigated using Illumina MiSeq sequencing. The ileal bacterial richness tended to decrease when the dietary protein concentration reduced from 16% to 10%. The proportion of Clostridium_sensu_stricto_1 in ileum significantly decreased, whereas Escherichia-Shigella increased with reduction of protein concentration...
March 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240738/inflammation-induced-mirna-155-inhibits-self-renewal-of-neural-stem-cells-via-suppression-of-ccaat-enhancer-binding-protein-%C3%AE-c-ebp%C3%AE-expression
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Kayoko Obora, Yuta Onodera, Toshiyuki Takehara, John Frampton, Joe Hasei, Toshifumi Ozaki, Takeshi Teramura, Kanji Fukuda
Intracerebral inflammation resulting from injury or disease is implicated in disruption of neural regeneration and may lead to irreversible neuronal dysfunction. Analysis of inflammation-related microRNA profiles in various tissues, including the brain, has identified miR-155 among the most prominent miRNAs linked to inflammation. Here, we hypothesize that miR-155 mediates inflammation-induced suppression of neural stem cell (NSC) self-renewal. Using primary mouse NSCs and human NSCs derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, we demonstrate that three important genes involved in NSC self-renewal (Msi1, Hes1 and Bmi1) are suppressed by miR-155...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195397/alcohol-injury-damages-intestinal-stem-cells
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Rong Lu, Robin M Voigt, Yongguo Zhang, Ikuko Kato, Yinglin Xia, Christopher B Forsyth, Ali Keshavarzian, Jun Sun
BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption is associated with intestinal injury including intestinal leakiness and the risk of developing progressive gastrointestinal cancer. Alcoholics have disruption of intestinal barrier dysfunction that persists weeks after stopping alcohol intake, and this occurs in spite of the fact that intestinal epithelial cells turn over every 3 to 5 days. The renewal and functional regulation of the intestinal epithelium largely relies on intestinal stem cells (ISCs)...
April 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
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