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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313410/ulk1-phosphorylates-ser30-of-becn1-in-association-with-atg14-to-stimulate-autophagy-induction
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Ji-Man Park, Minchul Seo, Chang Hwa Jung, Douglas Grunwald, Matthew Stone, Neil Michael Otto, Erik Toso, Yeseul Ahn, Michael Kyba, Timothy J Griffin, LeeAnn Higgins, Do-Hyung Kim
ULK1 (unc51-like autophagy activating kinase 1) is a serine/threonine kinase that plays a key role in regulating macroautophagy/autophagy induction in response to amino acid starvation. Despite the recent progress in understanding ULK1 functions, the molecular mechanism by which ULK1 regulates the induction of autophagy remains elusive. In this study, we determined that ULK1 phosphorylates Ser30 of BECN1 (beclin 1) in association with ATG14 (autophagy related 14) but not with UVRAG (UV radiation resistance associated)...
January 9, 2018: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232380/inhibition-of-grp78-abrogates-radioresistance-in-oropharyngeal-carcinoma-cells-after-egfr-inhibition-by-cetuximab
#2
Chaonan Sun, Chuyang Han, Yuanjun Jiang, Ning Han, Miao Zhang, Guang Li, Qiao Qiao
The EGFR-specific mAb cetuximab is one of the most effective treatments for oropharyngeal carcinoma, while patient responses to EGFR inhibitors given alone are modest. Combination treatment with radiation can improve the efficacy of treatment through increasing radiosensitivity, while resistance to radiation after administration of cetuximab limits its efficiency. Radiation and drugs can damage the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) homeostatic state and result in ER stress (ERS), subsequently causing resistance to radiation and drugs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184027/arabidopsis-vps38-is-required-for-vacuolar-trafficking-but-dispensable-for-autophagy
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Han Nim Lee, Xavier Zarza, Jeong Hun Kim, Min Ji Yoon, Sang-Hoon Kim, Jae-Hoon Lee, Nadine Paris, Teun Munnik, Marisa S Otegui, Taijoon Chung
Phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate (PI3P) is a signaling molecule that controls a variety of processes in endosomal, autophagic and vacuolar/lysosomal trafficking in yeasts and mammals. Vacuolar protein sorting 34 (Vps34) is a conserved phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) present in multiple complexes with specific functions and regulation. In yeast, the PI3K complex II, consisting of Vps34p, Vps15p, Vps30p/Atg6p, and Vps38p, is essential for vacuolar protein sorting. Here, we describe the Arabidopsis thaliana homolog of yeast Vps38p and human UV radiation resistance-associated gene (UVRAG) protein...
November 28, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180045/unraveling-the-human-protein-atlas-of-metastatic-melanoma-in-the-course-of-ultraviolet-radiation-derived-photo-therapy
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Eumorphia G Konstantakou, Athanassios D Velentzas, Athanasios K Anagnostopoulos, Aikaterini F Giannopoulou, Ema Anastasiadou, Issidora S Papassideri, Gerassimos E Voutsinas, George Th Tsangaris, Dimitrios J Stravopodis
To explore the photo-therapeutic capacity of UV radiation in solid tumors, we herein employed an nLC-MS/MS technology to profile the proteomic landscape of irradiated WM-266-4 human metastatic-melanoma cells. Obtained data resulted in proteomic catalogues of 5982 and 7280 proteins for UVB- and UVC-radiation conditions, respectively, and indicated the ability of UVB/C-radiation forms to eliminate metastatic-melanoma cells through induction of synergistically operating programs of apoptosis and necroptosis. However, it seems that one or more WM-266-4 cell sub-populations may escape from UV-radiation's photo-damaging activity, acquiring, besides apoptosis tolerance, an EMT phenotype that likely offers them the advantage of developing resistance to certain chemotherapeutic drugs...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104459/effects-of-oral-glutamine-on-inflammatory-and-autophagy-responses-in-cancer-patients-treated-with-abdominal-radiotherapy-a-pilot-randomized-trial
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Juan J Ortiz de Urbina, Beatriz San-Miguel, Alfonso Vidal-Casariego, Irene Crespo, Diana I Sánchez, José L Mauriz, Jesús M Culebras, Javier González-Gallego, María J Tuñón
Background and Aims: Abdominal radiotherapy (RT) causes harm to the mid gastrointestinal mucosa by release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and promotes autophagic changes in tumor cells. This study was aimed to measure the effect of glutamine administration on markers of inflammation and autophagy in cancer patients treated with RT. Methods: In this double-blind, randomized, controlled pilot trial 43 patients under abdominal RT diagnosed of pelvic or abdominal malignancies receiving glutamine (30 g/d) or placebo (casein, 30 g/d)...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098039/similarity-in-the-functions-of-hif-1%C3%AE-and-hif-2%C3%AE-proteins-in-cervical-cancer-cells
#6
Lixia Jiang, Shaohua Shi, Qiaofa Shi, Huijuan Zhang, Rong Hu, Meizhen Wang
Hypoxia is a common feature of many solid tumours, including cervical cancer. Aggressive tumour progression is mostly associated with hypoxia. Furthermore, hypoxic conditions in tumours are also associated with resistance to chemotherapy and radiation, and with poor prognosis. Hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1, composed of a constitutively expressed β-subunit (HIF-β/ARNT) and one of the three known oxygen-regulated α-subunits, HIF-1α, HIF-2α, or HIF-3α, mediates the tumour cell response to hypoxia. The distinction between the roles of HIF-1α and HIF-2α in tumorigenesis is not clearly delineated...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947954/bh3-mimetic-obatoclax-gx15-070-mediates-mitochondrial-stress-predominantly-via-mcl-1-inhibition-and-induces-autophagy-dependent-necroptosis-in-human-oral-cancer-cells
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Prasad Sulkshane, Tanuja Teni
We have previously reported overexpression of antiapoptotic MCL-1 protein in human oral cancers and its association with therapy resistance and poor prognosis, implying it to be a potential therapeutic target. Hence, we investigated the efficacy and mechanism of action of Obatoclax, a BH3 mimetic pan BCL-2 inhibitor in human oral cancer cell lines. All cell lines exhibited high sensitivity to Obatoclax with complete clonogenic inhibition at 200-400 nM concentration which correlated with their MCL-1 expression...
September 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900507/targeting-micrornas-in-prostate-cancer-radiotherapy
#8
REVIEW
Jie Ni, Joseph Bucci, Lei Chang, David Malouf, Peter Graham, Yong Li
Radiotherapy is one of the most important treatment options for localized early-stage or advanced-stage prostate cancer (CaP). Radioresistance (relapse after radiotherapy) is a major challenge for the current radiotherapy. There is great interest in investigating mechanisms of radioresistance and developing novel treatment strategies to overcome radioresistance. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level, participating in numerous physiological and pathological processes including cancer invasion, progression, metastasis and therapeutic resistance...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872463/mtorc1-hyperactivation-arrests-bone-growth-in-lysosomal-storage-disorders-by-suppressing-autophagy
#9
Rosa Bartolomeo, Laura Cinque, Chiara De Leonibus, Alison Forrester, Anna Chiara Salzano, Jlenia Monfregola, Emanuela De Gennaro, Edoardo Nusco, Isabella Azario, Carmela Lanzara, Marta Serafini, Beth Levine, Andrea Ballabio, Carmine Settembre
The mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) kinase promotes cell growth by activating biosynthetic pathways and suppressing catabolic pathways, particularly that of macroautophagy. A prerequisite for mTORC1 activation is its translocation to the lysosomal surface. Deregulation of mTORC1 has been associated with the pathogenesis of several diseases, but its role in skeletal disorders is largely unknown. Here, we show that enhanced mTORC1 signaling arrests bone growth in lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs)...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870998/histone-deacetylases-as-new-therapeutic-targets-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-progress-and-promises
#10
REVIEW
Nikolaos Garmpis, Christos Damaskos, Anna Garmpi, Emmanouil Kalampokas, Theodoros Kalampokas, Eleftherios Spartalis, Afrodite Daskalopoulou, Serena Valsami, Michael Kontos, Afroditi Nonni, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Despina Perrea, Nikolaos Nikiteas, Dimitrios Dimitroulis
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) lacks expression of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and HER2 gene. It comprises approximately 15-20% of breast cancers (BCs). Unfortunately, TNBC's treatment continues to be a clinical problem because of its relatively poor prognosis, its aggressiveness and the lack of targeted therapies, leaving chemotherapy as the mainstay of treatment. It is essential to find new therapies against TNBC, in order to surpass the resistance and the invasiveness of already existing therapies...
September 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870216/trifluoperazine-a-novel-autophagy-inhibitor-increases-radiosensitivity-in-glioblastoma-by-impairing-homologous-recombination
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Xin Zhang, Ran Xu, Chao Zhang, Yangyang Xu, Mingzhi Han, Bin Huang, Anjing Chen, Chen Qiu, Frits Thorsen, Lars Prestegarden, Rolf Bjerkvig, Jian Wang, Xingang Li
BACKGROUND: Resistance to adjuvant radiotherapy is a major cause of treatment failure in patients with glioblastoma (GBM). Autophagy inhibitors have been shown to enhance the efficacy of radiotherapy for certain solid tumors. However, current inhibitors do not penetrate the blood-brain-barrier (BBB). Here, we assessed the radiosensitivity effects of the antipsychotic drug trifluoperazine (TFP) on GBM in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: U251 and U87 GBM cell lines as well as GBM cells from a primary human biopsy (P3), were used in vitro and in vivo to evaluate the efficacy of TFP treatment...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857256/autophagy-dependent-crosstalk-between-gilt-and-pax-3-influences-radiation-sensitivity-of-human-melanoma-cells
#12
Jessica D Hathaway-Schrader, Bently P Doonan, Azim Hossain, Faisal F Y Radwan, Lixia Zhang, Azizul Haque
Melanoma represents an ever-increasing problem in the western world as incidence rates continue to climb. Though manageable during early stages, late stage metastatic disease is highly resistant to current intervention. We have previously shown that gamma-interferon-inducible lysosomal thiol-reductase (GILT) enhances HLA class II antigen processing and immune detection of human melanoma cells. Here we report that GILT expression inhibits a potential target, paired box-3 (PAX-3) protein, in late stage human metastatic melanoma...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726776/autophagosome-maturation-mediated-by-rab7-contributes-to-neuroprotection-of-hypoxic-preconditioning-against-global-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats
#13
Lixuan Zhan, Siyuan Chen, Kongping Li, Donghai Liang, Xinyong Zhu, Liu Liu, Zhiwei Lu, Weiwen Sun, En Xu
Autophagy disruption leads to neuronal damage in hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Rab7, a member of the Rab GTPase superfamily, has a unique role in the regulation of autophagy. Hypoxic preconditioning (HPC) provides neuroprotection against transient global cerebral ischemia (tGCI). However, the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. Thus, the current study explored the potential molecular mechanism of the neuroprotective effect of HPC by investigating how Rab7 mediates autophagosome (AP) maturation after tGCI in adult rats...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627629/reducing-autophagy-and-inducing-g1-phase-arrest-by-aloperine-enhances-radio-sensitivity-in-lung-cancer-cells
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Zhijie Xu, Yuanliang Yan, Shuangshuang Zeng, Long Qian, Shuang Dai, Lingfang Xiao, Lin Wang, Xue Yang, Yi Xiao, Zhicheng Gong
Aloperine (ALO), an isolated alkaloid from the leaves of Sophora alopecuroides (S. alopecuroides), has been suggested to exhibit anti-inflammatory and antitumor properties, and has been traditionally used to treat various diseases, including cancers. However, little is known about the effects of ALO on the radio-sensitivity of lung cancer cells. In the present study, we confirmed that agent ALO inhibits cell growth, promotes cell aopotosis and induces G1 phase arrest and consequently enhanced the radio-sensitivity in radio-resistant lung cancer cells A549/IR...
June 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598229/autophagy-in-natural-and-therapy-driven-anticancer-immunosurveillance
#15
Federico Pietrocola, José Manuel Bravo-San Pedro, Lorenzo Galluzzi, Guido Kroemer
Autophagy is primordial for the maintenance of metabolic and genetic homeostasis in all eukaryotic organisms. Owing to its cell-intrinsic effects, autophagy robustly inhibits malignant transformation, yet can support the progression of established neoplasms as well as their resistance to conventional treatments. The notion that autophagy inhibition sensitizes neoplastic cells to chemotherapy and radiation therapy rivals with the capacity of autophagy to contribute to natural and therapy-driven anticancer immunosurveillance via a multitude of mechanisms...
June 9, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570501/estrogen-receptor-mediates-the-radiosensitivity-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#16
Xingxing Chen, Ningyi Ma, Zhirui Zhou, Ziliang Wang, Qunchao Hu, Jurui Luo, Xin Mei, Zhaozhi Yang, Li Zhang, Xiaofang Wang, Yan Feng, Xiaoli Yu, Jinli Ma, Xiaomao Guo
BACKGROUND This study aimed to evaluate differences in the radiosensitivities of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and luminal-type breast cancer cells and to investigate the effects of estrogen receptor (ER) expression on the biological behaviors of the cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS Colony-forming assays were performed to detect differences in radiosensitivities in breast cancer cell lines. Gene transfection technology was used to introduce the expression of ERα in TNBC cells to compare the difference in radiosensitivity between the TNBC cells and ERα transfected cells...
June 1, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518150/cycloheximide-promotes-paraptosis-induced-by-inhibition-of-cyclophilins-in-glioblastoma-multiforme
#17
Lin Wang, Justin H Gundelach, Richard J Bram
Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Current treatment strategies based on multi-agent chemotherapy and/or radiation regimens have improved overall survival in some cases. However, resistance to apoptosis often develops in cancer cells, and its occurrence is thought to contribute to treatment failure. Non-apoptotic cell death mechanisms have become of great interest, therefore, in hopes that they would bypass tumor cell resistance. Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a grade IV astrocytic tumor is the most frequent brain tumor in adults, and has a high rate of mortality...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463025/autophagy-enhanced-the-radioresistance-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-regulating-ros-level-under-hypoxia-condition
#18
Xiaoyan Chen, Ping Wang, Fei Guo, Xiangdong Wang, Juan Wang, Jinping Xu, Dexiao Yuan, Jianghong Zhang, Chunlin Shao
PURPOSE: Tumor resistance towards radiation has been a big obstacle in the poor prognosis of lung cancer. It has been reported that hypoxia and autophagy partly contribute to this resistance. However, there is controversy over whether autophagy plays a positive role in cancer therapy or not. We aim to find out the specific mechanism of radiation resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A549 cells were treated with conditioned medium (CM) under 12 h hypoxia or normoxia before irradiation, followed by the measurement of clonogenic survival, reactive oxygen species (ROS), signal of mitochondria and autophagy flux...
August 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347245/cancer-stem-cells-the-potential-role-of-autophagy-proteolysis-and-cathepsins-in-glioblastoma-stem-cells
#19
REVIEW
Joachim Bischof, Mike-Andrew Westhoff, Johanna Elisabeth Wagner, Marc-Eric Halatsch, Stephanie Trentmann, Uwe Knippschild, Christian Rainer Wirtz, Timo Burster
One major obstacle in cancer therapy is chemoresistance leading to tumor recurrence and metastasis. Cancer stem cells, in particular glioblastoma stem cells, are highly resistant to chemotherapy, radiation, and immune recognition. In case of immune recognition, several survival mechanisms including, regulation of autophagy, proteases, and cell surface major histocompatibility complex class I molecules, are found in glioblastoma stem cells. In different pathways, cathepsins play a crucial role in processing functional proteins that are necessary for several processes and proper cell function...
March 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282258/wnk1-is-an-unexpected-autophagy-inhibitor
#20
Sachith Gallolu Kankanamalage, A-Young Lee, Chonlarat Wichaidit, Andres Lorente-Rodriguez, Akansha M Shah, Steve Stippec, Angelique W Whitehurst, Melanie H Cobb
Autophagy is a cellular degradation pathway that is essential to maintain cellular physiology, and deregulation of autophagy leads to multiple diseases in humans. In a recent study, we discovered that the protein kinase WNK1 (WNK lysine deficient protein kinase 1) is an inhibitor of autophagy. The loss of WNK1 increases both basal and starvation-induced autophagy. In addition, the depletion of WNK1 increases the activation of the class III phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PtdIns3K) complex, which is required to induce autophagy...
May 4, 2017: Autophagy
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