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Wei Sun, Xiabin Lan, Hao Zhang, Zhihong Wang, Wenwu Dong, Liang He, Ting Zhang, Ping Zhang, Jinhao Liu, Yuan Qin
Nuclear paraspeckle assembly transcript 1 (NEAT1), a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), is a core structural component of paraspeckles and is essential for paraspeckle formation. NEAT1 comprises two different isoforms: NEAT1_1 (3.7 kb) and NEAT1_2 (23 kb). Recently, NEAT1 has been shown to have oncogenic roles and to facilitate tumorigenesis in various human cancers. However, the function of NEAT1 in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is not well understood. The relative expression levels of NEAT1_2, ATPase family AAA domain-containing protein 2 (ATAD2), and microRNA-106b-5p (miR-106b-5p) were assessed via quantitative real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
March 7, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Duncan C Miller, Mathew P Martin, Santosh Adhikari, Alfie Brennan, Jane A Endicott, Bernard T Golding, Ian R Hardcastle, Amy Heptinstall, Stephen Hobson, Claire Jennings, Lauren Molyneux, Yvonne Ng, Stephen R Wedge, Martin E M Noble, Celine Cano
ATAD2 is an ATPase that is overexpressed in a variety of cancers and associated with a poor patient prognosis. This protein has been suggested to function as a cofactor for a range of transcription factors, including the proto-oncogene MYC and the androgen receptor. ATAD2 comprises an ATPase domain, implicated in chromatin remodelling, and a bromodomain which allows it to interact with acetylated histone tails. Dissection of the functional roles of these two domains would benefit from the availability of selective, cell-permeable pharmacological probes...
February 22, 2018: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Bakhtyar Sepehri, Nematollah Omidikia, Mohsen Kompany-Zareh, Raouf Ghavami
In this research, 8 variable selection approaches were used to investigate the effect of variable selection on the predictive power and stability of CoMFA models. Three data sets including 36 EPAC antagonists, 79 CD38 inhibitors and 57 ATAD2 bromodomain inhibitors were modelled by CoMFA. First of all, for all three data sets, CoMFA models with all CoMFA descriptors were created then by applying each variable selection method a new CoMFA model was developed so for each data set, 9 CoMFA model were built. Obtained results show noisy and uninformative variables affect CoMFA results...
February 12, 2018: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
Cassiano Langini, Amedeo Caflisch, Andreas Vitalis
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November 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
B Sepehri, R Ghavami
Ligand-based virtual screening (LBVS) and structure-based virtual screening (SBVS) approaches were used to identify new inhibitors for ATAD2 bromodomain. The LBVS approach was used to search 23,129,083 clean compounds to identify compounds similar to an active compound with reported pIC50 equal to 7.2. Based on LBVS results, 19 compounds were selected. To perform SBVS, by applying nine filters on 23,129,083 clean compounds, 1,057,060 compounds were selected. After performing SBVS on these selected compounds with idock software, 16 compounds with the lowest binding energies were selected...
December 2017: SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research
Muzammal Hussain, Yang Zhou, Yu Song, H M Adnan Hameed, Hao Jiang, Yaoquan Tu, Jiancun Zhang
ATAD2 protein is an emerging oncogene that has strongly been linked to the etiology of multiple advanced human cancers. Therapeutically, despite the fact that genetic suppression/knockdown studies have validated it as a compelling drug target for future therapeutic development, recent druggability assessment data suggest that direct targeting of ATAD2's bromodomain (BRD) may be a very challenging task. ATAD2's BRD has been predicted as a 'difficult to drug' or 'least druggable' target due to the concern that its binding pocket, and the areas around it, seem to be unfeasible for ligand binding...
January 2018: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
Xiaoxiao Zhang, Kai Chen, Yun-Dong Wu, Olaf Wiest
Bromodomains are epigenetic readers of acetylated lysines that are integral parts of histone tails. The 61 bromodomains in humans are structurally highly conserved but specifically bind to widely varying recognition motifs, suggesting that dynamic rather than static factors are responsible for recognition selectivity. To test this hypothesis, the dynamics of the binding sites and structural water molecules of four bromodomains (ATAD2, BAZ2B, BRD2(1) and CREBBP) representing four different subtypes is studied with 1 μs MD simulations using the RSFF2 force field...
2017: PloS One
Amaury E Fernández-Montalván, Markus Berger, Benno Kuropka, Seong Joo Koo, Volker Badock, Joerg Weiske, Vera Puetter, Simon J Holton, Detlef Stöckigt, Antonius Ter Laak, Paolo A Centrella, Matthew A Clark, Christoph E Dumelin, Eric A Sigel, Holly H Soutter, Dawn M Troast, Ying Zhang, John W Cuozzo, Anthony D Keefe, Didier Roche, Vincent Rodeschini, Apirat Chaikuad, Laura Díaz-Sáez, James M Bennett, Oleg Fedorov, Kilian V M Huber, Jan Hübner, Hilmar Weinmann, Ingo V Hartung, Mátyás Gorjánácz
ATAD2 (ANCCA) is an epigenetic regulator and transcriptional cofactor, whose overexpression has been linked to the progress of various cancer types. Here, we report a DNA-encoded library screen leading to the discovery of BAY-850, a potent and isoform selective inhibitor that specifically induces ATAD2 bromodomain dimerization and prevents interactions with acetylated histones in vitro, as well as with chromatin in cells. These features qualify BAY-850 as a chemical probe to explore ATAD2 biology.
November 17, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
Daniel J Foley, Philip G E Craven, Patrick M Collins, Richard G Doveston, Anthony Aimon, Romain Talon, Ian Churcher, Frank von Delft, Stephen P Marsden, Adam Nelson
The productive exploration of chemical space is an enduring challenge in chemical biology and medicinal chemistry. Natural products are biologically relevant, and their frameworks have facilitated chemical tool and drug discovery. A "top-down" synthetic approach is described that enabled a range of complex bridged intermediates to be converted with high step efficiency into 26 diverse sp3 -rich scaffolds. The scaffolds have local natural product-like features, but are only distantly related to specific natural product frameworks...
October 26, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
Patrícia P Couto, Luciana Bastos-Rodrigues, Hagit Schayek, Flavia M Melo, Raony G C Lisboa, Debora M Miranda, Alyne Vilhena, Allen E Bale, Eitan Friedman, Luiz De Marco
Lung cancer (LC) is a leading cause of cancer-related mortality. Although smoking is the major risk factor, ~15% of all cases occur in never-smokers, suggesting that genetic factors play a role in LC predisposition. Indeed, germline mutations in the TP53 gene predispose to multiple cancer types, including LC. To date, few studies compared the somatic and germline mutational profiles of LC cases by smoking status, and none was reported in Brazilians. Whole-exome sequencing (WES) was performed on two pools (seven smokers and six non-smokers) of tumor-derived DNA using the Illumina HiSeq2000 platform...
October 26, 2017: Carcinogenesis
Kefeng Zhang, Jianwen Gao, Yong Ni
The aim of the present study was to identify the key genes associated with osteosarcoma (OS) using a bioinformatics approach. Microarray data (GSE36004) was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database, including 19 OS cell lines and 6 normal controls. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the OS cell lines were identified using the Limma package, and differentially methylated regions were screened with methyAnalysis in R. Copy number analysis was performed and genes with copy number gains/losses were further screened using DNAcopy and cghMCR packages...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
Jean-Rémy Marchand, Andrea Dalle Vedove, Graziano Lolli, Amedeo Caflisch
The high-throughput docking protocol called ALTA-VS (anchor-based library tailoring approach for virtual screening) was developed in 2005 for the efficient in silico screening of large libraries of compounds by preselection of only those molecules that have optimal fragments (anchors) for the protein target. Here we present an updated version of ALTA-VS with a broader range of potential applications. The evaluation of binding energy makes use of a classical force field with implicit solvent in the continuum dielectric approximation...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
Cassiano Langini, Amedeo Caflisch, Andreas Vitalis
Bromodomains are protein modules adopting conserved helix bundle folds. Some bromodomain-containing proteins, such as ATPase family AAA domain-containing protein 2 (ATAD2), isoform A, have attracted much interest because they are overexpressed in many types of cancer. Bromodomains bind to acetylated lysine residues on histone tails and thereby facilitate the reading of the histone code. Epigenetic regulators in general have been implicated as indicators, mediators, or causes of a large number of diseases and disorders...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
F Liu, X Zhou, H H Ji, H Li, F G Xiang
Objective: To examine the expression of ATAD2 in different liver lesions and its clinical significance. Methods: ATAD2 expression in 60 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surgical specimens (49 of which have concurrent liver cirrhosis), 43 HCC biopsy specimens, 2 high-grade liver dysplastic nodule specimens, 3 low-grade liver dysplastic nodule specimens, 50 liver cirrhosis tissue samples, and 20 normal liver tissue samples were measured using immunohistochemistry. The F-test, q-test, t-test, and chi-square test were used for statistical analysis of data...
May 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
Alfonso Urbanucci, Stefan J Barfeld, Ville Kytölä, Harri M Itkonen, Ilsa M Coleman, Daniel Vodák, Liisa Sjöblom, Xia Sheng, Teemu Tolonen, Sarah Minner, Christoph Burdelski, Kati K Kivinummi, Annika Kohvakka, Steven Kregel, Mandeep Takhar, Mohammed Alshalalfa, Elai Davicioni, Nicholas Erho, Paul Lloyd, R Jeffrey Karnes, Ashley E Ross, Edward M Schaeffer, Donald J Vander Griend, Stefan Knapp, Eva Corey, Felix Y Feng, Peter S Nelson, Fahri Saatcioglu, Karen E Knudsen, Teuvo L J Tammela, Guido Sauter, Thorsten Schlomm, Matti Nykter, Tapio Visakorpi, Ian G Mills
Global changes in chromatin accessibility may drive cancer progression by reprogramming transcription factor (TF) binding. In addition, histone acetylation readers such as bromodomain-containing protein 4 (BRD4) have been shown to associate with these TFs and contribute to aggressive cancers including prostate cancer (PC). Here, we show that chromatin accessibility defines castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). We show that the deregulation of androgen receptor (AR) expression is a driver of chromatin relaxation and that AR/androgen-regulated bromodomain-containing proteins (BRDs) mediate this effect...
June 6, 2017: Cell Reports
Jonathan T Lloyd, Karen C Glass
Bromodomain proteins function as epigenetic readers that recognize acetylated histone tails to facilitate the transcription of target genes. There are approximately 60 known human bromodomains, which are divided into eight sub-families based on structural conservation. The bromodomain-containing proteins in family IV include seven members (BRPF1, BRPF2, BRPF3, BRD7, BRD9, ATAD2, and ATAD2b). The bromodomains of each of these proteins recognize and bind acetyllysine residues on histone tails protruding from the nucleosome...
March 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Xue Guan, Zhi-Hong Zong, Shuo Chen, Xiu-Bo Sang, Dan-Dan Wu, Li-Li Wang, Yao Liu, Yang Zhao
OBJECTIVES: MicroRNA-372 has been shown to be associated with multiple tumors' development and progression, by regulating the expression of proteins involved in cell cycle and apoptosis. However, the specific mechanism and function of miR-372 in ovarian carcinoma are not clear. Our study explored the role of miR-372 in ovarian carcinoma cell cycle and proliferation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MiR-372 expression was quantified in normal ovarian tissue, benign tumors, primary ovarian carcinomas and metastatic omentum by qRT-PCR...
August 15, 2017: Gene
Yawei Wang, Ye Hu, Gang Wu, Ye Yang, Yanqing Tang, Wanchuan Zhang, Kaiyu Wang, Yu Liu, Xin Wang, Tiemin Li
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulate oncogenesis by inducing methylation of CpG islands to silence target genes. Here we show that the lncRNA PCAT-14 is overexpressed in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and is associated with a poor prognosis after surgery. Our results demonstrate that PCAT-14 promotes proliferation, invasion, and cell cycle arrest in HCC cells. In addition, PCAT-14 inhibits miR-372 expression by inducing methylation of the miR-372 promoter. Simultaneously, miR-372 eliminates the effects of PCAT-14 on proliferation, invasion, and cell cycle in HCC cells...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
Dong Chen, Matthias Maruschke, Oliver Hakenberg, Wolfgang Zimmermann, Christian G Stief, Alexander Buchner
OBJECTIVE: To identify and validate novel prognostic marker genes in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) that are increasingly expressed during tumor progression. METHODS: Total RNA was isolated from normal renal tissue, primary G1 and G3 tumors, 14 samples each, and 32 metastases from RCC patients. Expression profiles were created using oligonucleotide microarrays. Significant gene expression differences (P < .05) were identified among normal kidney, primary tumor, and metastases...
January 6, 2017: Urology
Afsoon Taghavi, Mohammad Esmaeil Akbari, Mohammad Hashemi-Bahremani, Nahid Nafissi, Ahad Khalilnezhad, Seyed Mohammad Poorhosseini, Feyzollah Hashemi-Gorji, Vahid Reza Yassaee
Gene expression profiling has been suggested to predict breast cancer outcome. The prognostic value of the 8q22-24 position in breast cancer remains to be elucidated. The present study evaluated expression patterns of the genes located at this position in metastatic and non-metastatic breast cancer. A total of 85 patients with recurrent/metastatic (n=15) and non-metastatic (n=70) early-stage, estrogen receptor-positive and lymph node-negative breast tumors were included. In addition, 15 normal breast tissue samples were used as controls...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
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