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M Houdova Megova, J Drábek, Z Dwight, R Trojanec, V Koudeláková, J Vrbková, O Kalita, S Mlcochova, M Rabcanova, M Hajdúch
BACKGROUND: Mutations in isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 and 2 (IDH1/2) are a promising prognostic biomarker of gliomas. The purpose of our study was to examine the clinical prognostic properties of IDH1/2 mutations in a glioma patient cohort from the Czech Republic using an improved platform for simple and reliable IDH genotyping. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed a group of 145 glioma patients by testing for the three most frequent IDH mutations, IDH1 R132H, IDH1 R132C, and IDH2 R172K, through the competitive amplification of differentially melting amplicons (CADMA) polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
Keith Meyer, Young-Chan Kwon, Ratna B Ray, Ranjit Ray
TNF-α related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) selectively kills tumor cells, without damaging normal cells. TRAIL receptors facilitate induction of apoptosis for selective elimination of malignant cells. However, some cancer cells have developed resistances to TRAIL which limits anticancer potential. Gelsolin, a multifunctional actin-binding protein, mediates cell death involving the TRAIL receptors in the hepatic stellate cell line, LX2. Here, we have shown that conditioned medium (CM) containing gelsolin fragments or an N-terminal gelsolin fragment (amino acid residues 1-70) in the presence of TRAIL impairs cell viability of TRAIL resistant transformed human hepatocytes (HepG2)...
October 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
Ali S Saglam, David Wang, Matthew C Zwier, Lillian T Chong
Many intrinsically disordered proteins, which are prevalent in nature, fold only upon binding their structured partner proteins. Such proteins have been hypothesized to have a kinetic advantage over their folded, preorganized analogues in binding their partner proteins. Here we determined the effects of ligand preorganization on the kon for a biomedically important system: an intrinsically disordered p53 peptide ligand and the MDM2 protein receptor. Based on direct simulations of binding pathways, computed kon values for fully disordered and preorganized p53 peptide analogues were within error of each other, indicating little if any kinetic advantage to being disordered or preorganized for binding the MDM2 protein...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
Carlos J A Ribeiro, Rute C Nunes, Joana D Amaral, Lídia M Gonçalves, Cecília M P Rodrigues, Rui Moreira, Maria M M Santos
The design and synthesis of a library of twenty-six spirotriazoline oxindoles and their in vitro evaluation as potential anticancer agents is reported. The antiproliferative activity of the synthesized compounds was assessed against four different cancer cell lines (HCT-116 p53((+/+)), HCT-116 p53((-/-)), MCF-7, and MDA-MB-231). Four spirotriazoline oxindoles showed selectivity against the four cancer cell lines tested over the non-cancer derived HEK 293T cell line. To characterize the molecular mechanisms involved in compound antitumoral activity, two spirotriazoline oxindoles were selected for further studies...
September 21, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Jin Li, Yang Wang, Xi Rao, Yue Wang, Weixing Feng, Hong Liang, Yunlong Liu
BACKGROUND: The ability of a transcription factor to regulate its targets is modulated by a variety of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms. Alternative splicing can modulate gene function by adding or removing certain protein domains, and therefore affect the activity of protein. Reverse engineering of gene regulatory networks using gene expression profiles has proven valuable in dissecting the logical relationships among multiple proteins during the transcriptional regulation. However, it is unclear whether alternative splicing of certain proteins affects the activity of other transcription factors...
October 3, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
Zhongcan Chen, Zhen Cao, Wei Zhang, Minxia Gu, Zhi Dong Zhou, Baojie Li, Jing Li, Eng King Tan, Li Zeng
Pathogenic leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) mutations are recognized as the most common cause of familial Parkinson's disease (PD) in certain populations. Recently, LRRK2 mutations were shown to be associated with a higher risk of hormone-related cancers. However, how LRRK2 itself contributes to cancer risk remains unknown. DNA damage causes cancer, and DNA damage responses are among the most important pathways in cancer biology. To understand the role of LRRK2 in DNA damage response pathway, we induced DNA damage by applying genotoxic stress to the cells with Adriamycin (AD)...
August 29, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
Maria Vitória C Issler, José Carlos M Mombach
Cell fate regulation is an open problem whose comprehension impacts several areas of the biosciences. DNA damage induces cell cycle checkpoints that activate the p53 pathway to regulate cell fate mechanisms such as apoptosis or senescence. Experiments with different cell types show that the p53 pathway regulates cell fate through a switch behavior in its dynamics. For low DNA damage the pathway presents an oscillatory pattern associated with intense DNA damage repair while for high damage there are no oscillations and either p53 concentration increases inducing apoptosis or the cell enters a senescence state...
2017: PloS One
Zhen Wang, You-Min Ying, Kai-Qiang Li, Yu Zhang, Bing-Yu Chen, Jing-Jing Zeng, Xu-Jun He, Meng-Meng Jiang, Bo-Xu Chen, Ying Wang, Xiao-Dong Xu, Ke Hao, Meng-Hua Zhu, Wei Zhang
An extract from a traditional Chinese herb, Marsdeniae tenacissima (trade name, Xiao-Ai-Ping) has been approved for use on the Chinese market as a cancer chemotherapeutic agent for decades. Previous studies have demonstrated the cytostatic and pro-apoptotic effects of M. tenacissima extract (MTE) in multiple cancer cells. However, the contributions of MTE to the proliferation and apoptosis of hepatoma carcinoma cells and the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In the present study, Bel-7402 cells were incubated with increasing concentrations of MTE ranging from 0-320 µl/ml to explore the effects and potential mechanisms of MTE on the proliferation and apoptosis of Bel-7402 cells...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Xue Zhu, Ke Wang, Yong Yao, Kai Zhang, Fanfan Zhou, Ling Zhu
Ziyuglycoside I (Ziyu I), one of the major components isolated from the root of Sanguisorba officinalis L., has been proved for the antitumor properties on oral cancer, prostate cancer, and colorectal cancer. However, the effect of Ziyu I on retinoblastoma (RB) is not well understood. In this study, we investigated the inhibitory effect and underlying molecular mechanism of Ziyu I on human RB WERI-Rb-1 cells. Our results indicated that Ziyu I could suppress cell viability and induce mitochondrial-dependent cell apoptosis in WERI-Rb-1 cells...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
Huai Wang, Jiang Feng, Tong Zhou, Lijun Wei, Jianming Zhou
In previous work we presented experimental and theoretical evidence that D-3F or 4-N-(2-Amino-3-fluoropyridine)-4-deoxidation-4'-demethylepipofophyllotoxin induced G2 /M phase arrest and apoptosis, purportedly by increasing the expression of P53. However, the precise mechanism of D-3F action is currently unknown. Here, we investigated the mechanism by which D-3F treatment induces increased expression of P53. This study showed that D-3F definitively inhibited the activity of topoisomerase II in a dose-dependent manner and resulted in DNA damage...
September 26, 2017: Cell Biology International
Jinliang Xing, Tingting Ren, Jiaojiao Wang, Hui Zhang, Peng Yuan, Jianjun Zhu, Yousheng Wu, Qichao Huang, Xu Guo, Jing Zhang, Lele Ji, Jibin Li, Hongxin Zhang, Hushan Yang
AIMS: Levels of the Mitochondrial Calcium uniporter regulator 1 (MCUR1) increases during development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, mechanistic understanding of how mitochondrial Ca2+ homeostasis is remodeled and its functional roles remains limited in cancers, especially in HCC. RESULTS: MCUR1 was frequently upregulated in HCC cells to enhance the Ca2+ uptake into mitochondria in a MCU-dependent manner, which significantly facilitated cell survival by promoting cell proliferation and inhibiting mitochondria-dependent intrinsic apoptosis, and thus contributed to poor prognosis of HCC patients...
September 22, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
Xiliang Du, Liang Chen, Dan Huang, Zhicheng Peng, Chenxu Zhao, Yuming Zhang, Yiwei Zhu, Zhe Wang, Xinwei Li, Guowen Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Dairy cows with ketosis are characterized by oxidative stress and hepatic damage. The aim of this study was to investigate hepatic oxidative stress and the apoptotic status of ketotic cows, as well as the underlying apoptosis pathway. METHODS: The blood aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), glutamate dehydrogenase (GLDH) and gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) activities and the haptoglobin (HP), serum amyloid A (SAA) and serum apoptotic cytokeratin 18 neo-epitope M30 (CK18 M30) concentrations were determined by commercially available kits and ELISA kits, respectively...
September 21, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Olfat Hammam, Mona Magdy, Mohamed Badawy, Khalid Al Osili, Amr El Kholy, Tarek El LeitHy
AIM: Here we imposed a multimarker molecular panel composed of P53, MDM2 protein & mRNA & P16 with the identification of sensitive and specific cut offs among the Egyptian urothelial carcinomas bilharzial or not emphasize the pathological and molecular classifications, pathways and prognosis as a privilege for adjuvant therapy. METHODS: Three hundred and ten urothelial lesions were pathologically evaluated and grouped as follows: 50 chronic cystitis as benign, 240 urothelial carcinomas and 20 normal bladder tissue as a control...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Huai Wang, Jiang Feng, Tong Zhou, Lijun Wei, Jianming Zhou
Previously, we demonstrated that P-3F, a podophyllum derivative, exhibits a 297-fold enhancement in antitumor activity than VP-16, used as anticancer agent in clinical. The purpose of our present study was to investigate the precise antitumor mechanism action of P-3F. It showed that P-3F inhibited microtubule polymerization in a concentration-dependent manner. The results were in overall agreement with modeling and docking studies performed on P-3F and tubulin. In addition, P-3F increased the levels of P53, this in turn prolonged P53 half-life...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Olaf Merkel, Ninon Taylor, Nicole Prutsch, Philipp B Staber, Richard Moriggl, Suzanne D Turner, Lukas Kenner
The p53 tumor suppressor is inactivated in most cancers, thus suggesting that loss of p53 is a prerequisite for tumor growth. Therefore, its reintroduction through different means bears great clinical potential. After a brief introduction to current knowledge of p53 and its regulation by the ubiquitin-ligases MDM2/MDMX and post-translational modifications, we will discuss small molecules that are able to reactivate specific, frequently observed mutant forms of p53 and their applicability for clinical purposes...
July 2017: Mutation Research
G J Ortiz, Y Li, S M Post, V Pant, S Xiong, C A Larsson, A K El-Naggar, D G Johnson, G Lozano
MDM2, an E3 ubiquitin ligase, is a potent inhibitor of the p53 tumor suppressor and is elevated in many human cancers that retain wild-type p53. MDM2 SNP309G is a functional polymorphism that results in elevated levels of MDM2 (due to enhanced SP1 binding to the MDM2 promoter) thus decreasing p53 activity. Mdm2(SNP309G/G) mice are more prone to spontaneous tumor formation than Mdm2(SNP309T/T) mice, providing direct evidence for the impact of this SNP in tumor development. We asked whether environmental factors impact SNP309G function and show that SNP309G cooperates with ionizing radiation to exacerbate tumor development...
September 18, 2017: Oncogene
Mariateresa Giustiniano, Simona Daniele, Sveva Pelliccia, Valeria La Pietra, Deborah Pietrobono, Diego Brancaccio, Sandro Cosconati, Anna Messere, Stefano Giuntini, Linda Cerofolini, Marco Fragai, Claudio Luchinat, Sabrina Taliani, Giuseppe La Regina, Federico Da Settimo, Romano Silvestri, Claudia Martini, Ettore Novellino, Luciana Marinelli
The function of p53 protein, also known as "genome guardian", might be impaired by the overexpression of its primary cellular inhibitor, the murine double minute 2 protein (MDM2). However, the recent finding that MDM2-selective inhibitors induce high levels of its homologue MDM4, prompt us to identify, through a receptor-based virtual screening on an in house database, dual MDM2/MDM4 binders. Compound 1 turned out to possess an IC50 of 93.7 and of 4.6 nM on MDM2 and MDM4, respectively. A series of compounds were synthesized to optimize its activity on MDM2...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Peng Li, Evan Wuthrick, Jeff A Rappaport, Crystal Kraft, Jieru E Lin, Glen Marszalowicz, Adam E Snook, Tingting Zhan, Terry M Hyslop, Scott A Waldman
High doses of ionizing radiation induce acute damage to epithelial cells of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, mediating toxicities restricting the therapeutic efficacy of radiation in cancer and morbidity and mortality in nuclear disasters. No approved prophylaxis or therapy exists for these toxicities, in part reflecting an incomplete understanding of mechanisms contributing to the acute radiation-induced GI syndrome (RIGS). Guanylate cyclase C (GUCY2C) and its hormones guanylin and uroguanylin have recently emerged as one paracrine axis defending intestinal mucosal integrity against mutational, chemical, and inflammatory injury...
September 15, 2017: Cancer Research
Xiang Li, Chao Liu, Si Chen, Honggang Hu, Jiacan Su, Yan Zou
According to the previously reported potent dual l-peptide PMI of p53-MDM2/MDMX interactions, a series of d-amino acid mutational PMI analogues, PMI-1-4, with enhanced proteolytic resistence and in vitro tumor cell inhibitory activities were reported, of which Liposome-PMI-1 showed a stronger inhibitory activity against the U87 cell lines than Nutlin-3. This d-amino acid mutation strategy may give a hand for enhancing the potential of peptide drugs.
September 7, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Alan Van Goethem, Nurten Yigit, Myrthala Moreno-Smith, Sanjeev A Vasudevan, Eveline Barbieri, Frank Speleman, Jason Shohet, Jo Vandesompele, Tom Van Maerken
Wild-type p53 tumor suppressor activity in neuroblastoma tumors is hampered by increased MDM2 activity, making selective MDM2 antagonists an attractive therapeutic strategy for this childhood malignancy. Since monotherapy in cancer is generally not providing long-lasting clinical responses, we here aimed to identify small molecule drugs that synergize with idasanutlin (RG7388). To this purpose we evaluated 15 targeted drugs in combination with idasanutlin in three p53 wild type neuroblastoma cell lines and identified the BCL2 inhibitor venetoclax (ABT-199) as a promising interaction partner...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
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