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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904674/bmi1-plays-an-important-role-in-dentin-and-mandible-homeostasis-by-maintaining-redox-balance
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Ying Yin, Xian Xue, Qian Wang, Ning Chen, Dengshun Miao
To explore whether polycomb repressor Bmi1 plays an important role in dentin and mandible development homeostasis by maintaining redox balance, 3-week-old Bmi1 gene knockout (Bmi1(-/-)) mice were treated with the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for 2 weeks in their drinking water and phenotypes of the tooth and mandibles were compared with vehicle-treated Bmi1(-/-) mice and wild-type mice by radiograph, histochemistry and immunohistochemistry. Alterations of oxidative stress, DNA damage, cell proliferation and cell cycle-related parameters were also examined in mandibles...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901496/cancer-initiating-cells-are-enriched-in-the-ca9-positive-fraction-of-primary-cervix-cancer-xenografts
#2
Delphine Tamara Marie-Egyptienne, Naz Chaudary, Tuula Kalliomäki, David William Hedley, Richard Peter Hill
Numerous studies have suggested that Cancer Initiating Cells (CIC) can be identified/enriched in cell populations obtained from solid tumors based on the expression of cell surface marker proteins. We used early passage primary cervix cancer xenografts to sort cells based on the expression of the intrinsic hypoxia marker Carbonic Anhydrase 9 (CA9) and tested their cancer initiation potential by limiting dilution assay. We demonstrated that CICs are significantly enriched in the CA9+ fraction in 5/6 models studied...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900059/expression-and-survival-significance-of-b-cell-specific-moloney-murine-leukemia-virus-integration-site-1-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#3
Mingkui Mu, Yang Song, Bin Zhang
One of the main challenges in lung cancer research is identifying patients at high risk of progression and metastasis following surgical resection. In the present study, the prognostic significance of B-cell-specific Moloney murine leukemia virus integration site 1 (BMI1) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP9) in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was evaluated. BMI1 and MMP9 expression in tumors from 132 surgical NSCLC patients [squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), n=79; and adenocarcinoma (AD), n=53] was evaluated by immunohistochemistry...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893710/muc1-c-activates-bmi1-in-human-cancer-cells
#4
M Hiraki, T Maeda, A Bouillez, M Alam, A Tagde, K Hinohara, Y Suzuki, T Markert, M Miyo, K Komura, R Ahmad, H Rajabi, D Kufe
B-cell-specific Moloney murine leukemia virus integration site 1 (BMI1) is a component of the polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1) complex that is overexpressed in breast and other cancers, and promotes self-renewal of cancer stem-like cells. The oncogenic mucin 1 (MUC1) C-terminal (MUC1-C) subunit is similarly overexpressed in human carcinoma cells and has been linked to their self-renewal. There is no known relationship between MUC1-C and BMI1 in cancer. The present studies demonstrate that MUC1-C drives BMI1 transcription by a MYC-dependent mechanism in breast and other cancer cells...
November 28, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876791/an-amino-acid-based-oral-rehydration-solution-aa-ors-enhanced-intestinal-epithelial-proliferation-in-mice-exposed-to-radiation
#5
Liangjie Yin, Reshu Gupta, Lauren Vaught, Astrid Grosche, Paul Okunieff, Sadasivan Vidyasagar
Destruction of clonogenic cells in the crypt following irradiation are thought to cause altered gastrointestinal function. Previously, we found that an amino acid-based oral rehydration solution (AA-ORS) improved gastrointestinal function in irradiated mice. However, the exact mechanisms were unknown. Electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry, qPCR, and Western blot analysis were used to determine that AA-ORS increased proliferation, maturation, and differentiation and improved electrolyte and nutrient absorption in irradiated mice...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869129/reprogramming-mouse-fibroblasts-into-engraftable-myeloerythroid-and-lymphoid-progenitors
#6
Hui Cheng, Heather Yin-Kuan Ang, Chadi A El Farran, Pin Li, Hai Tong Fang, Tong Ming Liu, Say Li Kong, Michael Lingzi Chin, Wei Yin Ling, Edwin Kok Hao Lim, Hu Li, Tara Huber, Kyle M Loh, Yuin-Han Loh, Bing Lim
Recent efforts have attempted to convert non-blood cells into hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) with the goal of generating blood lineages de novo. Here we show that hematopoietic transcription factors Scl, Lmo2, Runx1 and Bmi1 can convert a developmentally distant lineage (fibroblasts) into 'induced hematopoietic progenitors' (iHPs). Functionally, iHPs generate acetylcholinesterase(+) megakaryocytes and phagocytic myeloid cells in vitro and can also engraft immunodeficient mice, generating myeloerythoid and B-lymphoid cells for up to 4 months in vivo...
November 21, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865367/circulating-tumor-stem-like-cells-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-an-unresolved-paradox
#7
Shanaya Patel, Kavan Shah, Sheefa Mirza, Kanisha Shah, Rakesh Rawal
OBJECTIVE: Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are increasingly gaining importance due to their immense potential in enhancing diagnosis, prognosis and response to therapy in solid malignancies. Therefore, we aimed to comprehend the molecular diversity and critical role of this disseminated tumor population in OSCC. METHODOLOGY: CD44+ subpopulation was isolated using immuno-magnetic cell separation and their purity was validated using flow cytometry. Characterisation of self renewal potential and resistance to chemotherapy was assessed using tumor sphere forming and cytotoxicity assay...
November 2016: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863490/suberoylanilide-hydroxamic-acid-represses-glioma-stem-like-cells
#8
Che-Chia Hsu, Wen-Chang Chang, Tsung-I Hsu, Jr-Jiun Liu, Shiu-Hwa Yeh, Jia-Yi Wang, Jing-Ping Liou, Chiung-Yuan Ko, Kwang-Yu Chang, Jian-Ying Chuang
BACKGROUND: Glioma stem-like cells (GSCs) are proposed to be responsible for high resistance in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) treatment. In order to find new strategies aimed at reducing GSC stemness and improving GBM patient survival, we investigated the effects and mechanism of a histone deacetylases (HDACs) inhibitor, suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA), since HDAC activity has been linked to cancer stem-like cell (CSC) abundance and properties. METHODS: Human GBM cell lines were plated in serum-free suspension cultures allowed for sphere forming and CSC enrichment...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863389/nt1721-a-novel-epidithiodiketopiperazine-exhibits-potent-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-efficacy-against-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#9
Claudia M Kowolik, Min Lin, Jun Xie, Larry E Overman, David A Horne
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive malignancy characterized by heterogeneous genetic and epigenetic changes in hematopoietic progenitors that lead to abnormal self-renewal and proliferation. Despite high initial remission rates, prognosis remains poor for most AML patients, especially for those harboring internal tandem duplication (ITD) mutations in the fms-related tyrosine kinase-3 (FLT3). Here, we report that a novel epidithiodiketopiperazine, NT1721, potently decreased the cell viability of FLT3-ITD+ AML cell lines, displaying IC50 values in the low nanomolar range, while leaving normal CD34+ bone marrow cells largely unaffected...
November 15, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846243/bacterially-associated-transcriptional-remodelling-in-a-distinct-genomic-subtype-of-colorectal-cancer-provides-a-plausible-molecular-basis-for-disease-development
#10
Katie S Lennard, Ryan W Goosen, Jonathan M Blackburn
The relevance of specific microbial colonisation to colorectal cancer (CRC) disease pathogenesis is increasingly recognised, but our understanding of possible underlying molecular mechanisms that may link colonisation to disease in vivo remains limited. Here, we investigate the relationships between the most commonly studied CRC-associated bacteria (Enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis, pks+ Escherichia coli, Fusobacterium spp., afaC+ E. coli, Enterococcus faecalis & Enteropathogenic E. coli) and altered transcriptomic and methylation profiles of CRC patients, in order to gain insight into the potential contribution of these bacteria in the aetiopathogenesis of CRC...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832522/combined-treatments-with-a-retinoid-receptor-agonist-and-epigenetic-modulators-in-human-neuroblastoma-cells
#11
Viviane Rösner Almeida, Igor Araujo Vieira, Marienela Buendia, André Tesainer Brunetto, Lauro J Gregianin, Algemir Lunardi Brunetto, Fábio Klamt, Caroline Brunetto de Farias, Ana Lucia Abujamra, Patrícia Luciana da Costa Lopez, Rafael Roesler
Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common extracranial solid childhood tumor accounting for around 15% of pediatric cancer deaths and most probably originates from a failure in the development of embryonic neural crest cells. Retinoids can inhibit the proliferation and stimulate differentiation of NB cells. In addition, epigenetic events involving changes in chromatin structure and DNA methylation can mediate the effects of retinoids; hence, the scope of this study is to investigate the use of retinoids and epigenetic drugs in NB cell lines...
November 10, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827373/bmi1-regulates-prc1-architecture-and-activity-through-homo-and-hetero-oligomerization
#12
Felicia Gray, Hyo Je Cho, Shirish Shukla, Shihan He, Ashley Harris, Bohdan Boytsov, Łukasz Jaremko, Mariusz Jaremko, Borries Demeler, Elizabeth R Lawlor, Jolanta Grembecka, Tomasz Cierpicki
BMI1 is a core component of the polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1) and emerging data support a role of BMI1 in cancer. The central domain of BMI1 is involved in protein-protein interactions and is essential for its oncogenic activity. Here, we present the structure of BMI1 bound to the polyhomeotic protein PHC2 illustrating that the central domain of BMI1 adopts an ubiquitin-like (UBL) fold and binds PHC2 in a β-hairpin conformation. Unexpectedly, we find that the UBL domain is involved in homo-oligomerization of BMI1...
November 9, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807665/a-new-transgenic-mouse-model-for-conditional-overexpression-of-the-polycomb-group-protein-ezh2
#13
Martijn A J Koppens, Ellen Tanger, Karim Nacerddine, Bart Westerman, Ji-Ying Song, Maarten van Lohuizen
The Polycomb Group protein EZH2 is upregulated in most prostate cancers, and its overexpression is associated with poor prognosis. Most insights into the functional role of EZH2 in prostate cancer have been gained using cell lines and EZH2 inactivation studies. However, the question remains whether overexpression of EZH2 can initiate prostate tumourigenesis or drive tumour progression. Appropriate transgenic mouse models that are required to answer such questions are lacking. We developed one such transgenic mouse model for conditional overexpression of Ezh2...
November 2, 2016: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803714/senescence-associated-molecular-and-epigenetic-alterations-in-mesenchymal-stem-cell-cultures-from-amniotic-fluid-of-normal-and-fetus-affected-pregnancy
#14
Jūratė Savickienė, Sandra Baronaitė, Aistė Zentelytė, Gražina Treigytė, Rūta Navakauskienė
Human amniotic-fluid-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AF-MSCs) are interesting for their multilineage differentiation potential and wide range of therapeutic applications due to the ease of culture expansion. However, MSCs undergo replicative senescence. So far, the molecular mechanisms that underlie fetal diseases and cell senescence are still poorly understood. Here, we analyzed senescence-associated morphologic, molecular, and epigenetic characteristics during propagation of MSCs derived from AF of normal and fetus-affected pregnancy...
2016: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789621/contribution-of-polycomb-group-proteins-to-olfactory-basal-stem-cell-self-renewal-in-a-novel-c-kit-culture-model-and-in-vivo
#15
Bradley J Goldstein, Garrett M Goss, Rhea Choi, Dieter Saur, Barbara Seidler, Joshua M Hare, Nirupa Chaudhari
Olfactory epithelium (OE) has a lifelong capacity for neurogenesis due to the presence of basal stem cells. Despite the ability to generate short-term cultures, the successful in vitro expansion of purified stem cells from adult OE has not been reported. We sought to establish expansion-competent OE stem cell cultures to facilitate further study of the mechanisms and cell populations important in OE renewal. Successful cultures were prepared using adult mouse basal cells selected for expression of c-KIT. We show that c-KIT signaling regulates self-renewal capacity and prevents neurodifferentiation in culture...
December 1, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773671/moz-and-bmi1-act-synergistically-to-maintain-hematopoietic-stem-cells
#16
Bilal N Sheikh, Donald Metcalf, Anne K Voss, Tim Thomas
Chromatin plays a central role in maintaining hematopoietic stem cells and during their stepwise differentiation. Although a large number of histone modifications and chromatin-modifying enzymes have been identified, how these act in concert to produce specific phenotypic outcomes remains to be established. MOZ (KAT6A) is a lysine acetyltransferase and enhances transcription at target gene loci. In contrast, the Polycomb group protein BMI1 (PCGF4) is part of the transcriptionally repressive PRC1 complex. Despite their opposing effects on transcription, MOZ and BMI1 regulate biological systems in a similar manner...
October 24, 2016: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755610/bmi1-loss-in-the-organ-of-corti-results-in-p16ink4a-upregulation-and-reduced-cell-proliferation-of-otic-progenitors-in-vitro
#17
Mohamed Bassiouni, Aurélie Dos Santos, Hasan X Avci, Hubert Löwenheim, Marcus Müller
The mature mammalian organ of Corti does not regenerate spontaneously after injury, mainly due to the absence of cell proliferation and the depletion of otic progenitors with age. The polycomb gene B lymphoma Mo-MLV insertion region 1 homolog (Bmi1) promotes proliferation and cell cycle progression in several stem cell populations. The cell cycle inhibitor p16ink4a has been previously identified as a downstream target of Bmi1. In this study, we show that Bmi1 is expressed in the developing inner ear. In the organ of Corti, Bmi1 expression is temporally regulated during embryonic and postnatal development...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739458/senescence-mediated-by-p16-ink4a-impedes-reprogramming-of-human-corneal-endothelial-cells-into-neural-crest-progenitors
#18
Wen-Juan Lu, Scheffer C G Tseng, Shuangling Chen, Sean Tighe, Yuan Zhang, Xin Liu, Szu-Yu Chen, Chen-Wei Su, Ying-Ting Zhu
Human corneal endothelial cells (HCECs) have limited proliferative capacity due to "contact-inhibition" at G1 phase. Such contact-inhibition can be delayed from Day 21 to Day 42 by switching EGF-containing SHEM to LIF/bFGF-containing MESCM through transient activation of LIF-JAK1-STAT3 signaling that delays eventual nuclear translocation of p16(INK4a). Using the latter system, we have reported a novel tissue engineering technique by implementing 5 weekly knockdowns with p120 catenin (p120) and Kaiso siRNAs since Day 7 to achieve effective expansion of HCEC monolayers to a transplantable size with a normal HCEC density, through reprogramming of HCECs into neural crest progenitors by activating p120-Kaiso-RhoA-ROCK-canonical BMP signaling...
October 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725902/hnscc-cells-resistant-to-egfr-pathway-inhibitors-are-hypermutated-and-sensitive-to-dna-damaging-substances
#19
Dominik Schulz, Markus Wirth, Guido Piontek, Anna Maria Stefanie Buchberger, Jürgen Schlegel, Rudolf Reiter, Gabriele Multhoff, Anja Pickhard
Despite remarkable successes with targeted therapies in the treatment of cancer, resistance can occur which limits the clinical outcome. In this study, we generated and characterized resistant cell clones derived from two different head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cell lines (Cal27, UD-SCC-5) by long-term exposure to five targeted- and chemotherapeutics (afatinib, MK2206, BEZ235, olaparib and cisplatin). The resistant tumor cell clones showed an increased ERK1/2 expression and an altered expression of the stem-cell markers CD44, ALDH1, Oct4, Sox2, Nanog and Bmi1...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725896/interleukin-6-enhances-cancer-stemness-and-promotes-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-up-regulating-osteopontin-expression
#20
Chao-Qun Wang, Hao-Ting Sun, Xiao-Mei Gao, Ning Ren, Yuan-Yuan Sheng, Zheng Wang, Yan Zheng, Jin-Wang Wei, Kai-Li Zhang, Xin-Xin Yu, Yin Zhu, Qin Luo, Lu-Yu Yang, Qiong-Zhu Dong, Lun-Xiu Qin
Interleukin-6 (IL-6), one of the most important inflammatory cytokines, plays a pivotal role in metastasis and stemness of solid tumors. However, the underlying mechanisms of IL-6 in HCC metastasis remain unclear. In the present study, we demonstrated that stemness and metastatic potential of HCC cells were significantly enhanced after IL-6 stimulation. IL-6 could induce expression of osteopontin (OPN), along with other stemness-related genes, including HIF1α, BMI1, and HEY1. Block of OPN induction could significantly abrogate the effect of IL-6 on stemness and metastasis of HCC cells...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
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