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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294980/microrna-146b-a-novel-biomarker-and-therapeutic-target-for-human-papillary-thyroid-cancer
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Chen-Kai Chou, Rue-Tusan Liu, Hong-Yo Kang
Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the most common tumor subtype of thyroid cancer. However, not all PTCs are responsive to current surgical and radioiodine treatment. The well-established clinical prognostic factors include tumor size, lymph node/distal metastasis, and extrathyroidal invasion. The RET/PTC-RAS-BRAF linear molecular signaling cascade is known to mediate PTC pathogenesis. However, whether presence of BRAF mutation, the most common genetic alteration in PTC, can affect PTC behavior and prognosis is controversial...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281264/resonance-energy-transfer-based-nucleic-acid-hybridization-assays-on-paper-based-platforms-using-emissive-nanoparticles-as-donors
#2
Samer Doughan, M Omair Noor, Yi Han, Ulrich J Krull
Quantum dots (QDs) and upconverting nanoparticles (UCNPs) are luminescent nanoparticles (NPs) commonly used in bioassays and biosensors as resonance energy transfer (RET) donors. The narrow and tunable emissions of both QDs and UCNPs make them versatile RET donors that can be paired with a wide range of acceptors. Ratiometric signal processing that compares donor and acceptor emission in RET-based transduction offers improved precision, as it accounts for fluctuations in the absolute photoluminescence (PL) intensities of the donor and acceptor that can result from experimental and instrumental variations...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213521/signalling-adaptor-shcd-suppresses-erk-phosphorylation-distal-to-the-ret-and-trk-neurotrophic-receptors
#3
Melanie K B Wills, Ava Keyvani Chahi, Hayley R Lau, Manali Tilak, Brianna Guild, Laura A New, Peihua Lu, Keévin Jacquet, Susan O Meakin, Nicolas Bisson, Nina Jones
Proteins of the Shc family are typically involved in signal transduction events involving Ras/MAPK and PI3K/Akt pathways. In the nervous system, they function proximal to the neurotrophic factors that regulate cell survival, differentiation, and neuron-specific characteristics. The least-characterized homolog, ShcD, is robustly expressed in the developing and mature nervous system, but its contributions to neural cell circuitry are largely uncharted. We now report that ShcD binds to active Ret, TrkA, and TrkB neurotrophic factor receptors predominantly via its phosphotyrosine binding (PTB) domain...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187790/retinoic-acid-and-tgf-%C3%AE-signalling-cooperate-to-overcome-mycn-induced-retinoid-resistance
#4
David J Duffy, Aleksandar Krstic, Melinda Halasz, Thomas Schwarzl, Anja Konietzny, Kristiina Iljin, Desmond G Higgins, Walter Kolch
BACKGROUND: Retinoid therapy is widely employed in clinical oncology to differentiate malignant cells into their more benign counterparts. However, certain high-risk cohorts, such as patients with MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma, are innately resistant to retinoid therapy. Therefore, we employed a precision medicine approach to globally profile the retinoid signalling response and to determine how an excess of cellular MYCN antagonises these signalling events to prevent differentiation and confer resistance...
February 10, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162975/comprehensive-molecular-characterization-of-pheochromocytoma-and-paraganglioma
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Lauren Fishbein, Ignaty Leshchiner, Vonn Walter, Ludmila Danilova, A Gordon Robertson, Amy R Johnson, Tara M Lichtenberg, Bradley A Murray, Hans K Ghayee, Tobias Else, Shiyun Ling, Stuart R Jefferys, Aguirre A de Cubas, Brandon Wenz, Esther Korpershoek, Antonio L Amelio, Liza Makowski, W Kimryn Rathmell, Anne-Paule Gimenez-Roqueplo, Thomas J Giordano, Sylvia L Asa, Arthur S Tischler, Karel Pacak, Katherine L Nathanson, Matthew D Wilkerson
We report a comprehensive molecular characterization of pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PCCs/PGLs), a rare tumor type. Multi-platform integration revealed that PCCs/PGLs are driven by diverse alterations affecting multiple genes and pathways. Pathogenic germline mutations occurred in eight PCC/PGL susceptibility genes. We identified CSDE1 as a somatically mutated driver gene, complementing four known drivers (HRAS, RET, EPAS1, and NF1). We also discovered fusion genes in PCCs/PGLs, involving MAML3, BRAF, NGFR, and NF1...
February 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122586/mir-182-promotes-cancer-invasion-by-linking-ret-oncogene-activated-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-to-loss-of-the-hes1-notch1-regulatory-circuit
#6
Alf Spitschak, Claudia Meier, Bhavani Kowtharapu, David Engelmann, Brigitte M Pützer
BACKGROUND: Dominant-activating mutations in the RET proto-oncogene, a receptor tyrosine kinase, are responsible for the development of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) and causative for multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type 2A and 2B. These tumors are highly aggressive with a high propensity for early metastasis and chemoresistance. This attribute makes this neoplasia an excellent model for probing mechanisms underlying cancer progression. METHODS: The expression level of miR-182 was measured in MTC tumor specimens and in TT cells by real-time RT-PCR...
January 26, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018176/activated-microglia-induce-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-produce-glial-cell-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-protect-neurons-against-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-injury
#7
Bingke Lv, Feng Li, Jie Fang, Limin Xu, Chengmei Sun, Jianbang Han, Tian Hua, Zhongfei Zhang, Zhiming Feng, Qinghua Wang, Xiaodan Jiang
In this study, we investigated interactions among microglia (MG), bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and neurons in cerebral ischemia and the potential mechanisms using an in vitro oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) model. Rat BMSCs were incubated with conditioned medium (CM) from in vitro cultures of OGD-activated rat MG and murine BV2 MG cells. Effects of glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) on rat neuron viability, apoptosis, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) leakage and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) were analyzed in this model...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013235/kinase-impact-assessment-in-the-landscape-of-fusion-genes-that-retain-kinase-domains-a-pan-cancer-study
#8
Pora Kim, Peilin Jia, Zhongming Zhao
Assessing the impact of kinase in gene fusion is essential for both identifying driver fusion genes (FGs) and developing molecular targeted therapies. Kinase domain retention is a crucial factor in kinase fusion genes (KFGs), but such a systematic investigation has not been done yet. To this end, we analyzed kinase domain retention (KDR) status in chimeric protein sequences of 914 KFGs covering 312 kinases across 13 major cancer types. Based on 171 kinase domain-retained KFGs including 101 kinases, we studied their recurrence, kinase groups, fusion partners, exon-based expression depth, short DNA motifs around the break points and networks...
December 24, 2016: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011461/antitumor-activity-of-rxdx-105-in-multiple-cancer-types-with-ret-rearrangements-or-mutations
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Gang G Li, Romel Somwar, James Joseph, Roger S Smith, Takuo Hayashi, Leenus Martin, Aleksandra Franovic, Annelie Schairer, Eric S Martin, Gregory J Riely, Jason Harris, Shunqi Yan, Ge Wei, Jennifer Oliver, Rupal Patel, Pratik Multani, Marc Ladanyi, Alexander Drilon
PURPOSE: While multikinase inhibitors with RET activity are active in RET-rearranged thyroid and lung cancers, objective response rates are relatively low and toxicity can be substantial. The development of novel RET inhibitors with improved potency and/or reduced toxicity is thus an unmet need. RXDX-105 is a small molecule kinase inhibitor that potently inhibits RET. The purpose of the preclinical and clinical studies was to evaluate the potential of RXDX-105 as an effective therapy for cancers driven by RET alterations...
December 23, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009299/ret-functions-as-a-dual-specificity-kinase-that-requires-allosteric-inputs-from-juxtamembrane-elements
#10
Iván Plaza-Menacho, Karin Barnouin, Rachael Barry, Annabel Borg, Mariam Orme, Rakhee Chauhan, Stephane Mouilleron, Rubén J Martínez-Torres, Pascal Meier, Neil Q McDonald
Receptor tyrosine kinases exhibit a variety of activation mechanisms despite highly homologous catalytic domains. Such diversity arises through coupling of extracellular ligand-binding portions with highly variable intracellular sequences flanking the tyrosine kinase domain and specific patterns of autophosphorylation sites. Here, we show that the juxtamembrane (JM) segment enhances RET catalytic domain activity through Y687. This phospho-site is also required by the JM region to rescue an otherwise catalytically deficient RET activation-loop mutant lacking tyrosines...
December 20, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994058/signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-1-plays-a-pivotal-role-in-ret-ptc3-oncogene-induced-expression-of-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-1
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Sonia Moretti, Elisa Menicali, Nicole Nucci, Pasquale Voce, Renato Colella, Rosa Marina Melillo, Federica Liotti, Silvia Morelli, Francesca Fallarino, Antonio Macchiarulo, Massimo Santoro, Nicola Avenia, Efisio Puxeddu
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) is a single chain oxidoreductase that catalyzes tryptophan degradation to kynurenine. In cancer, it exerts an immunosuppressive function as part of an acquired mechanism of immune escape. Recently, we demonstrated that IDO1 expression is significantly higher in all thyroid cancer histotypes compared with normal thyroid and that its expression levels correlate with T regulatory (Treg) lymphocyte densities in the tumor microenvironment. BRAF(V600E)- and RET/PTC3-expressing PcCL3 cells were used as cellular models for the evaluation of IDO1 expression in thyroid carcinoma cells and for the study of involved signal transduction pathways...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988109/receptor-tyrosine-kinases-translocation-partners-in-hematopoietic-disorders
#12
REVIEW
Katelyn N Nelson, Malalage N Peiris, April N Meyer, Asma Siari, Daniel J Donoghue
Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) activate various signaling pathways and regulate cellular proliferation, survival, migration, and angiogenesis. Malignant neoplasms often circumvent or subjugate these pathways by promoting RTK overactivation through mutation or chromosomal translocation. RTK translocations create a fusion protein containing a dimerizing partner fused to an RTK kinase domain, resulting in constitutive kinase domain activation, altered RTK cellular localization, upregulation of downstream signaling, and novel pathway activation...
January 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957853/characterization-of-the-direct-interaction-between-hybrid-sensor-kinases-pa1611-and-rets-that-controls-biofilm-formation-and-the-type-iii-secretion-system-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Anjali Y Bhagirath, Sai P Pydi, Yanqi Li, Chen Lin, Weina Kong, Prashen Chelikani, Kangmin Duan
One of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients is pulmonary infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and the pathophysiology of pulmonary infection in CF is affected by the lifestyle of this micro-organism. RetS-GacS/A-RsmA is a key regulatory pathway in P. aeruginosa that determines the bacterium's lifestyle choice. Previously, we identified PA1611, a hybrid sensor kinase, as a new player in this pathway that interacts with RetS and influences biofilm formation and type III secretion system...
December 13, 2016: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935748/atf4-targets-ret-for-degradation-and-is-a-candidate-tumor-suppressor-gene-in-medullary-thyroid-cancer
#14
Rozita Bagheri-Yarmand, Michelle D Williams, Elizabeth G Grubbs, Robert F Gagel
CONTEXT: Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is an aggressive tumor that harbors activating mutations of the RET proto-oncogene. We previously reported that RET inhibits transcriptional activity of ATF4, the master regulator of the stress response pathway, to prevent cell death. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that loss of function of ATF4 play a role in initiation of MTC. DESIGN: Targeted deletion of ATF4 in mice was used to assess ATF4 function in the thyroid gland...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933682/highly-efficient-intramolecular-electrochemiluminescence-energy-transfer-for-ultrasensitive-bioanalysis-of-aflatoxin-m1
#15
Jia-Li Liu, Min Zhao, Ying Zhuo, Ya-Qin Chai, Ruo Yuan
The intermolecular electrochemiluminescence resonance energy transfer (ECL-RET) between luminol and Ru(bpy)3(2+) was studied extensively to achieve the sensitive bioanalysis owing to the perfect spectral overlap of the donor and acceptor, but it still suffers from the challenging issue of low energy-transfer efficiency. The intramolecular ECL-RET towards the novel ECL compound containing the donor of luminol and the acceptor of Ru(bpy)2 (mcpbpy)(2+) (Lum-Ru) was designed and investigated. With the high-efficient ECL-RET in one molecule, the highly intense ECL signal of Lum-Ru was obtained owing to the short path of energy transmission and less energy loss between luminol and Ru(bpy)2 (mcpbpy)(2+) ...
December 8, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925343/transplantation-of-thy1-cells-accelerates-liver-regeneration-by-enhancing-the-growth-of-small-hepatocyte-like-progenitor-cells-via-il17rb-signaling
#16
Norihisa Ichinohe, Masayuki Ishii, Naoki Tanimizu, Junko Kon, Yusuke Yoshioka, Takahiro Ochiya, Toru Mizuguchi, Koichi Hirata, Toshihiro Mitaka
Small hepatocyte-like progenitor cells (SHPCs) transiently form clusters in rat livers treated with retrorsine (Ret)/70% partial hepatectomy (PH). When Thy1(+) cells isolated from d-galactosamine-treated rat livers were transplanted into the livers of Ret/PH-treated rats, the mass of the recipient liver transiently increased during the first 30 days after transplantation, suggesting that liver regeneration was enhanced. Here we addressed how Thy1(+) cell transplantation stimulates liver regeneration. We found that the number and size of SHPC clusters increased in the liver at 14 days after transplantation...
December 7, 2016: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922668/dual-inhibition-using-cabozantinib-overcomes-hgf-met-signaling-mediated-resistance-to-pan-vegfr-inhibition-in-orthotopic-and-metastatic-neuroblastoma-tumors
#17
Estelle Daudigeos-Dubus, Ludivine Le Dret, Olivia Bawa, Paule Opolon, Albane Vievard, Irène Villa, Jacques Bosq, Gilles Vassal, Birgit Geoerger
MET is expressed on neuroblastoma cells and may trigger tumor growth, neoangiogenesis and metastasis. MET upregulation further represents an escape mechanism to various anticancer treatments including VEGF signaling inhibitors. We developed in vitro a resistance model to pan-VEGFR inhibition and explored the simultaneous inhibition of VEGFR and MET in neuroblastoma models in vitro and in vivo using cabozantinib, an inhibitor of the tyrosine kinases including VEGFR2, MET, AXL and RET. Resistance in IGR-N91-Luc neuroblastoma cells under continuous in vitro exposure pressure to VEGFR1-3 inhibition using axitinib was associated with HGF and p-ERK overexpression...
January 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904650/cabozantinib-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-renal-cell-carcinoma-clinical-trial-evidence-and-experience
#18
REVIEW
Jose Manuel Ruiz-Morales, Daniel Y C Heng
The treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) is rapidly changing. During first-line treatment with targeted therapy, patients ultimately develop resistance to therapy and the disease progresses. Recently, cabozantinib has demonstrated a better response rate, progression-free survival and overall survival compared with everolimus after failure of prior targeted therapy in patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Cabozantinib is a small-molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883960/a-dual-potential-electrochemiluminescence-ratiometric-sensor-for-sensitive-detection-of-dopamine-based-on-graphene-cdte-quantum-dots-and-self-enhanced-ru-ii-complex
#19
Xiaomin Fu, Xingrong Tan, Ruo Yuan, Shihong Chen
A novel dual-potential ratiometric electrochemiluminescence (ECL) sensor was designed for detecting dopamine (DA) based on graphene-CdTe quantum dots (G-CdTe QDs) as the cathodic emitter and self-enhanced Ru(II) composite (TAEA-Ru) as the anodic emitter. TAEA-Ru was prepared by linking ruthenium(II) tris(2,2'-bipyridyl-4,4'-dicarboxylato) with tris(2-aminoethyl)amine. Firstly, 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane founctionalized G-CdTe QDs was used as the substrate for capturing target DA via the specific recognition of the diol of DA to the oxyethyl group of APTES...
April 15, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873490/egf-induced-ret-inhibitor-resistance-in-ccdc6-ret-lung-cancer-cells
#20
Hyun Chang, Ji Hea Sung, Sung Ung Moon, Han Soo Kim, Jin Won Kim, Jong Seok Lee
PURPOSE: Rearrangement of the proto-oncogene rearranged during transfection (RET) has been newly identified potential driver mutation in lung adenocarcinoma. Clinically available tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) target RET kinase activity, which suggests that patients with RET fusion genes may be treatable with a kinase inhibitor. Nevertheless, the mechanisms of resistance to these agents remain largely unknown. Thus, the present study aimed to determine whether epidermal growth factor (EGF) and hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) trigger RET inhibitor resistance in LC-2/ad cells with CCDC6-RET fusion genes...
January 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
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