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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150048/dna-dependent-protein-kinase-modulates-the-anti-cancer-properties-of-silver-nanoparticles-in-human-cancer-cells
#1
Hui Kheng Lim, Resham Lal Gurung, M Prakash Hande
Silver nanoparticles (Ag-np) were reported to be toxic to eukaryotic cells. These potentially detrimental effects of Ag-np can be advantageous in experimental therapeutics. They are currently being employed to enhance the therapeutic efficacy of cancer drugs. In this study, we demonstrate that Ag-np treatment trigger the activation of DNA-PKcs and JNK pathway at selected doses, presumably as a physiologic response to DNA damage and repair in normal and malignant cells. Ag-np altered the telomere dynamics by disrupting the shelterin complex located at the telomeres and telomere lengths...
December 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138296/the-genetics-of-pkm%C3%AE-and-memory-maintenance
#2
REVIEW
Todd Charlton Sacktor, Johannes W Hell
Elucidating the molecular mechanisms that maintain long-term memory is a fundamental goal of neuroscience. Accumulating evidence suggests that persistent signaling by the atypical protein kinase C (PKC) isoform protein kinase Mζ (PKMζ) might maintain synaptic long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term memory. However, the role of PKMζ has been challenged by genetic data from PKMζ-knockout mice showing intact LTP and long-term memory. Moreover, the PKMζ inhibitor peptide ζ inhibitory peptide (ZIP) reverses LTP and erases memory in both wild-type and knockout mice...
November 14, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134684/enhanced-radiosensitization-of-enzalutamide-via-schedule-dependent-administration-to-androgen-sensitive-prostate-cancer-cells
#3
Maryam Ghashghaei, Miltiadis Paliouras, Mitra Heravi, Hamed Bekerat, Mark Trifiro, Tamim M Niazi, Thierry Muanza
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) is a progressive disease and the most diagnosed cancer in men. The current standard of care for high-risk localized PCa is a combination of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) and radiation (XRT). The majority of these patients however become resistant due to incomplete responses to ADT as a result of selective cells maintaining androgen receptor (AR) activity. Improvement can be made if increasing radiosensitivity is realized. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of the next-generation PCa drug Enzalutamide (ENZA), as a radiosensitizer in XRT therapy...
November 14, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134360/protein-kinase-c-in-the-cerebellum-its-significance-and-remaining-conundrums
#4
REVIEW
Hirokazu Hirai
Protein kinase C (PKC), a family of serine/threonine protein kinases, mediates a myriad of patho-physiological cellular events in various tissues. The originally discovered PKC (conventional) requires the binding of diacylglycerol and Ca(2+) for full activation. The conventional PKC consists of four isoforms, PKCα, PKCβI/βII, and PKCγ. PKCα and PKCβI/βII are expressed in the cells of various tissues including the brain, while PKCγ is present specifically in neurons of the brain and spinal cord. The cerebellum expresses the largest amount of PKC with all its four isoforms...
November 13, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132682/-biomarkers-of-radiation-induced-dna-repair-processes
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REVIEW
Alexis Vallard, Chloé Rancoule, Jean-Baptiste Guy, Sophie Espenel, Sylvie Sauvaigo, Claire Rodriguez-Lafrasse, Nicolas Magné
The identification of DNA repair biomarkers is of paramount importance. Indeed, it is the first step in the process of modulating radiosensitivity and radioresistance. Unlike tools of detection and measurement of DNA damage, DNA repair biomarkers highlight the variations of DNA damage responses, depending on the dose and the dose rate. The aim of the present review is to describe the main biomarkers of radiation-induced DNA repair. We will focus on double strand breaks (DSB), because of their major role in radiation-induced cell death...
November 10, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101015/dna-damage-metabolism-and-aging-in-pro-inflammatory-t-cells-rheumatoid-arthritis-as-a-model-system
#6
REVIEW
Yinyin Li, Jörg J Goronzy, Cornelia M Weyand
The aging process is the major driver of morbidity and mortality, steeply increasing the risk to succumb to cancer, cardiovascular disease, infection and neurodegeneration. Inflammation is a common denominator in age-related pathologies, identifying the immune system as a gatekeeper in aging overall. Among immune cells, T cells are long-lived and exposed to intense replication pressure, making them sensitive to aging-related abnormalities. In successful T cell aging, numbers of naïve cells, repertoire diversity and activation thresholds are preserved as long as possible; in maladaptive T cell aging, protective T cell functions decline and pro-inflammatory effector cells are enriched...
November 8, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090098/akt1-and-akt3-but-not-akt2-through-interaction-with-dna-pkcs-stimulate-proliferation-and-post-irradiation-cell-survival-of-k-ras-mutated-cancer-cells
#7
Mahmoud Toulany, Julia Maier, Mari Iida, Simone Rebholz, Marina Holler, Astrid Grottke, Manfred Jüker, Deric L Wheeler, Ulrich Rothbauer, H Peter Rodemann
Akt1 through the C-terminal domain interacts with the DNA-dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit (DNA-PKcs) and stimulates the repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) in K-RAS-mutated (K-RASmut) cells. We investigated the interactions of distinct domain(s) of DNA-PKcs in binding to full-length Akt1. Similarly, we analyzed potential interactions of DNA-PKcs with Akt2 and Akt3. Finally the effect of Akt isoforms in cell proliferation and tumor growth was tested. We demonstrated that Akt1 preferentially binds to the N-terminal domain of DNA-PKcs using pull-down studies with distinct eGFP-tagged DNA-PKcs fragments that were expressed by plasmids in combination with mCherry-tagged full-length Akt isoforms...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069780/induction-of-gd3-%C3%AE-1-adrenergic-receptor-transglutaminase-2-mediated-erythroid-differentiation-in-chronic-myelogenous-leukemic-k562-cells
#8
Sun-Hyung Ha, Sung-Koo Kang, Hyunju Choi, Choong-Hwan Kwak, Fukushi Abekura, Jun-Young Park, Kyung-Min Kwon, Hyeun-Wook Chang, Young-Choon Lee, Ki-Tae Ha, Bo Kyeng Hou, Tae-Wook Chung, Cheorl-Ho Kim
The disialic acid-containing glycosphingolipid GD3 recruited membrane transglutaminase 2 (TG2) as a signaling molecule for erythroid differentiation in human chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) K562 cells. The α1-adrenergic receptor (α1-AR)/TG2-mediated signaling pathway regulated GD3 functions, including gene expression and production, to differentiate CML K562 cells into erythroid lineage cells. Epinephrine, an AR agonist, increased membrane recruitment as well as GTP-photoaffinity of TG2, inducing GD3 synthase gene expression...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069771/expression-of-protein-kinase-c-gamma-promotes-cell-migration-in-colon-cancer
#9
Catríona M Dowling, Sheri L Hayes, James J Phelan, Mary Clare Cathcart, Stephen P Finn, Brian Mehigan, Paul McCormick, John C Coffey, Jacintha O'sullivan, Patrick A Kiely
Despite extensive efforts, Protein Kinase Cs (PKCs) have proven to be an intractable target in cancer therapies. Traditionally it was accepted that PKCs act as tumour promoters, however new research suggests that PKCs may play an important role in the suppression of cancer. A challenge in targeting PKCs is the limited data available in patient samples. One of the PKC isozymes, PKC gamma, is thought to be present only in the brain and has been largely neglected in the context of cancer. Analysis of gene expression levels of PKC gamma in patient matched normal and colon cancer tissue samples revealed an up-regulation of the gene in the cancer tissue of 54% of the patients examined...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069410/protein-kinase-c-in-fungi-more-than-just-cell-wall-integrity
#10
Jürgen J Heinisch, Rosaura Rodicio
Human protein kinase C (PKC) isoforms have been implicated in diseases such as Alzheimer's, diabetes, and cancers. In contrast to mammals, which have at least 9 genes, fungi have only one or two. The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae produces only a single Pkc1 and is employed in the study of specific human isozymes, including their susceptibility to pharmacological drugs. Vice versa , the domain structure and regulation of yeast and other fungal PKCs yield insights into the function of human isozymes. Therefore, human PKCs are briefly reviewed herein and related to the yeast enzyme...
October 23, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065392/cleavage-of-ku80-by-caspase-2-promotes-non-homologous-end-joining-mediated-dna-repair
#11
Qiongyu Yan, Huiqin Zhu, Li Lan, Jing Yi, Jie Yang
Non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ)-mediated repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) requires the formation of a Ku70/Ku80/DNA-PKcs complex at the DSB sites. A previous study has revealed Ku80 cleavage by caspase-3 during apoptosis. However, it remains largely unknown whether and how Ku80 cleavage affects its function in mediating NHEJ-mediated DNA repair. Here we report that Ku80 can be cleaved by caspases-2 at D726 upon a transient etoposide treatment. Caspase-2-mediated Ku80 cleavage promotes Ku80/DNA-PKcs interaction as the D726A mutation diminished Ku80 interaction with DNA-PKcs, while a Ku80 truncate (Ku80 ΔC6) lacking all the 6 residues following D726 rescued the weakened Ku80/DNA-PKcs interaction caused by caspase-2 knockdown...
October 10, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053733/novel-calpain-families-and-novel-mechanisms-for-calpain-regulation-in-aplysia
#12
Margaret H Hastings, Katrina Gong, Alexander Freibauer, Caitlin Courchesne, Xiaotang Fan, Wayne S Sossin
Calpains are a family of intracellular proteases defined by a conserved protease domain. In the marine mollusk Aplysia californica, calpains are important for the induction of long-term synaptic plasticity and memory, at least in part by cleaving protein kinase Cs (PKCs) into constitutively active kinases, termed protein kinase Ms (PKMs). We identify 14 genes encoding calpains in Aplysia using bioinformatics, including at least one member of each of the four major calpain families into which metazoan calpains are generally classified, as well as additional truncated and atypical calpains...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025907/depletion-of-sirt6-enzymatic-activity-increases-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells-vulnerability-to-dna-damaging-agents
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Antonia Cagnetta, Debora Soncini, Stefania Orecchioni, Giovanna Talarico, Paola Minetto, Fabio Guolo, Veronica Retali, Nicoletta Colombo, Enrico Carminati, Marino Clavio, Maurizio Miglino, Micaela Bergamaschi, Aimable Nahimana, Michael Duchosal, Katia Todoerti, Antonino Neri, Mario Passalacqua, Santina Bruzzone, Alessio Nencioni, Francesco Bertolini, Marco Gobbi, Roberto M Lemoli, Michele Cea
Genomic instability plays a pathological role in various malignancies, including acute myeloid leukemia, and thus represents potential therapeutic target. Recent studies demonstrate that SIRT6, a NAD+-dependent nuclear deacetylase, functions as genome-guardian by preserving DNA integrity in different tumor cells. Here, we demonstrate that also CD34+ blasts from Acute Myeloid Leukemia patients show ongoing DNA damage and SIRT6 overexpression. Indeed, we identified a poor-prognostic subset of patients, with widespread instability, which relies on SIRT6 to compensate for DNA-replication stress...
October 12, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985363/protein-phosphatase-1-and-phosphatase-1-nuclear-targeting-subunit-dependent-regulation-of-dna-dependent-protein-kinase-and-non-homologous-end-joining
#14
Songli Zhu, Laura A Fisher, Tadayoshi Bessho, Aimin Peng
DNA-dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit (DNA-PKcs) plays a key role in mediating non-homologous end joining (NHEJ), a major repair pathway for DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). The activation, function and dynamics of DNA-PKcs is regulated largely by its reversible phosphorylation at numerous residues, many of which are targeted by DNA-PKcs itself. Interestingly, these DNA-PKcs phosphorylation sites function in a distinct, and sometimes opposing manner, suggesting that they are differentially regulated via complex actions of both kinases and phosphatases...
October 13, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981157/effects-of-melatonin-on-fatty-liver-disease-the-role-of-nr4a1-dna-pkcs-p53-pathway-mitochondrial-fission-and-mitophagy
#15
Hao Zhou, Wenjuan Du, Ye Li, Chen Shi, Nan Hu, Sai Ma, Weihu Wang, Jun Ren
Mitochondrial dysfunction has been implicated in the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) through poorly defined mechanisms. Melatonin supplementation has been found to protect liver function in diabetes and obesity. Here, we intensively explored the role and mechanism of melatonin in the development of NAFLD. We demonstrated that the onset of diet-induced NAFLD greatly caused NR4A1 upregulation in hepatocytes, leading to the activation of DNA-PKcs and p53. On the one hand, p53 aided Drp1 migration in the mitochondria and consequently drove mitochondrial fission...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973009/tlr9-stimulation-of-b-cells-induces-transcription-of-p53-and-prevents-spontaneous-and-irradiation-induced-cell-death-independent-of-dna-damage-responses-implications-for-common-variable-immunodeficiency
#16
Kristine Lillebø Holm, Randi Gussgard Syljuåsen, Grete Hasvold, Lene Alsøe, Hilde Nilsen, Kristina Ivanauskiene, Philippe Collas, Sergey Shaposhnikov, Andrew Collins, Randi Larsen Indrevær, Pål Aukrust, Børre Fevang, Heidi Kiil Blomhoff
In the present study, we address the important issue of whether B-cells protected from irradiation-induced cell death, may survive with elevated levels of DNA damage. If so, such cells would be at higher risk of gaining mutations and undergoing malignant transformation. We show that stimulation of B-cells with the TLR9 ligands CpG-oligodeoxynucleotides (CpG-ODN) prevents spontaneous and irradiation-induced death of normal peripheral blood B-cells, and of B-cells from patients diagnosed with Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970727/aberrant-dna-pkcs-and-ergic1-expression-may-be-involved-in-initiation-of-gastric-cancer
#17
Fu-Rong Wang, Yu-Cai Wei, Zhi-Jian Han, Wen-Ting He, Xiao-Ying Guan, Hao Chen, Yu-Min Li
AIM: To investigate the molecular mechanisms of gastric carcinogenesis. METHODS: We used label-free quantification technology integrated with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analysis to identify differentially expressed proteins in 160 specimens of normal gastric mucosa, gastric mucosa with mild dysplasia, moderate dysplasia, severe dysplasia, and early mucosal gastric cancer (GC) collected at the Second Hospital of Lanzhou University from 2010 to 2015...
September 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947503/the-dna-repair-inhibitor-dbait-is-specific-for-malignant-hematologic-cells-in-blood
#18
Sylvain Thierry, Wael Jdey, Solana Alculumbre, Vassili Soumelis, Patricia Noguiez-Hellin, Marie Dutreix
Hematologic malignancies are rare cancers that develop refractory disease upon patient relapse, resulting in decreased life expectancy and quality of life. DNA repair inhibitors are promising strategy to treat cancer but are limited by their hematologic toxicity in combination with conventional chemotherapies. Dbait are large molecules targeting the signaling of DNA damage and inhibiting all the double-strand DNA break pathways. Dbait have been shown to sensitize resistant solid tumors to radiotherapy and Platinium salts...
September 25, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927087/gimeracil-enhances-the-antitumor-effect-of-cisplatin-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#19
Koji Harada, Tarannum Ferdous, Toyoko Harada, Takanori Takenawa, Yoshiya Ueyama
Gimeracil or 5-chloro-2,4-dihydroxypyridine (CDHP) enhances the antitumor effects of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) by inhibiting dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD), which is involved in the degradation of 5-FU. CDHP, as part of a combination therapy, was also reported to exert a radiosensitizing effect. Therefore, CDHP may have underlying mechanisms of action other than DPD inhibition. The focus of the present study was to investigate the antitumor effects of CDHP and cisplatin (CDDP) combination treatment in vitro and in vivo against oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) tumors...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926616/co-ordinated-activation-of-classical-and-novel-pkc-isoforms-is-required-for-pma-induced-mtorc1-activation
#20
Mengling Liu, Christopher J Clarke, Mohamed F Salama, Yeon Ja Choi, Lina M Obeid, Yusuf A Hannun
Protein kinase C (PKC) has been shown to activate the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) signaling pathway, a central hub in the regulation of cell metabolism, growth and proliferation. However, the mechanisms by which PKCs activate mTORC1 are still ambiguous. Our previous study revealed that activation of classical PKCs (cPKC) results in the perinuclear accumulation of cPKC and phospholipase D2 (PLD2) in recycling endosomes in a PLD2-dependent manner. Here, we report that mTORC1 activation by phorbol 12,13-myristate acetate (PMA) requires both classic, cPKC, and novel PKC (nPKC) isoforms, specifically PKCη, acting through distinct pathways...
2017: PloS One
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