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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088736/lncrna-ccat2-promotes-tumorigenesis-by-over-expressed-pokemon-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Zhihong Zhao, Ju Wang, Shengfa Wang, Hao Chang, Tiewa Zhang, Junfeng Qu
BACKGROUND: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains one of the most important death-related diseases, with poor effective diagnosis and less therapeutic biomarkers. LncRNA colon cancer-associated transcript 2 (CCAT2) was identified as an oncogenic lncRNA and over-expressed in many tumor cells. The aims of this study were to detect the correlation between CCAT2 and its regulatory genes and then explore the potential mechanism between them in NSCLC. METHODS: In this study, qRT-PCR was used to detect CCAT2, Pokemon and p21 expression...
January 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088493/apoptosis-induced-by-the-methanol-extract-of-salvia-miltiorrhiza-bunge-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-through-pten-mediated-inhibition-of-pi3k-akt-pathway
#2
Yin-Tao Ye, Wei Zhong, Pei Sun, Dong Wang, Chen Wang, Li-Min Hu, Jun-Qiang Qian
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, a well-known traditional Chinese medicinal (TCM) plant, has been used to treat cardiovascular diseases since thousands of years. Many studies have reported that the active component tanshinones displayed a variety of biological activities: antithrombous, antiplatelet aggregation, antioxidant and antitumor promoting. But the mechanism of how the active components working still need to be clarified. The anti-tumor effect of compounds of tanshinone (CTN), the methanol extract of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge roots, was investigated...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086831/evaluation-of-the-cytotoxicity-of-the-bithionol-cisplatin-combination-in-a-panel-of-human-ovarian-cancer-cell-lines
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Vijayalakshmi N Ayyagari, Tsung-Han Jeff Hsieh, Paula L Diaz-Sylvester, Laurent Brard
BACKGROUND: Combination drug therapy appears a promising approach to overcome drug resistance and reduce drug-related toxicities in ovarian cancer treatments. In this in vitro study, we evaluated the antitumor efficacy of cisplatin in combination with Bithionol (BT) against a panel of ovarian cancer cell lines with special focus on cisplatin-sensitive and cisplatin-resistant cell lines. The primary objectives of this study are to determine the nature of the interactions between BT and cisplatin and to understand the mechanism(s) of action of BT-cisplatin combination...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081228/resistance-for-genotoxic-damage-in-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-is-increased-by-hypoxia-but-not-generally-dependent-on-p53-regulated-cell-cycle-arrest
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Jana Lützkendorf, Elisabeth Wieduwild, Katrin Nerger, Nina Lambrecht, Hans-Joachim Schmoll, Carsten Müller-Tidow, Lutz Peter Müller
Adult stem cells including multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) acquire a high amount of DNA-damage due to their prolonged lifespan. MSC may exert specific mechanisms of resistance to avoid loss of functional activity. We have previously shown that resistance of MSC is associated with an induction of p53 and proliferation arrest upon genotoxic damage. Hypoxia may also contribute to resistance in MSC due to the low oxygen tension in the niche. In this study we characterized the role of p53 and contribution of hypoxia in resistance of MSC to genotoxic damage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078437/senescence-in-the-lesional-fibroblasts-of-non-segmental-vitiligo-patients
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Seema Rani, Supriya Bhardwaj, Niharika Srivastava, Vijay Lakshmi Sharma, Davinder Parsad, Ravinder Kumar
Dermal fibroblasts secrete various growth factors which are important for skin pigmentation. Imbalance in the synchronization of epidermal and dermal cells in the skin can play vital role in the pathogenesis of pigmentary disorder vitiligo. Therefore, our objective was to check the lesional fibroblasts for any abnormality and senescence in non-segmental vitiligo patients (NSV). Skin punch biopsies were taken from NSV patients and healthy controls. Explant culture of fibroblast from lesional dermis, non-lesional dermis, and control was analyzed...
January 11, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077313/a-kind-of-rd1-mouse-in-c57bl-6j-mice-from-crossing-with-a-mutated-kunming-mouse
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Weiming Yan, Lu Yao, Wei Liu, Kai Sun, ZuoMing Zhang, Lei Zhang
We occasionally discovered a mouse with spontaneous retinitis pigmentosa (RP) from Kunming (KM) mouse breeding colony, with no obvious waveforms in ERG recordings. The aim of this study is to cross the spontaneously hereditary retinal degeneration mice (temporarily designated as KM/rd mice) derived from KM mice with C57BL/6J mice to establish a congenic inbred strain (temporarily designated as the B6/rd mice), and study the ocular phenotype and genotype of the mice. Fundus photography, tissue morphology, electroretinography (ERG), qRT-PCR, western blot and DNA sequence analysis were performed to observe the ocular phenotype and genotype of KM/rd and B6/rd mice...
January 8, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076379/upregulation-of-far-upstream-element-binding-protein-1-fubp1-promotes-tumor-proliferation-and-tumorigenesis-of-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Junyao Duan, Xu Bao, Xin Ma, Yu Zhang, Dong Ni, Hanfeng Wang, Fan Zhang, Qingshan Du, Yang Fan, Jianwen Chen, Shengpan Wu, Xintao Li, Yu Gao, Xu Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The far upstream element (FUSE)-binding protein 1 (FUBP1) is a transactivator of human c-myc proto-oncogene transcription, with important roles in carcinogenesis. However, the expression pattern and potential biological function of FUBP1 in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is yet to be established. METHODS: FUBP1 expression was detected in ccRCC tissues and cell lines by real-time RT-PCR, Western blot analysis, and immunohistochemistry. The correlations of FUBP1 mRNA expression levels with clinicopathological factors were evaluated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073943/kdm4b-jmjd2b-is-a-p53-target-gene-that-modulates-the-amplitude-of-p53-response-after-dna-damage
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Laura Castellini, Eui Jung Moon, Olga V Razorenova, Adam J Krieg, Rie von Eyben, Amato J Giaccia
The p53 tumor suppressor protein plays a critical role in orchestrating the genomic response to various stress signals by acting as a master transcriptional regulator. Differential gene activity is controlled by transcription factors but also dependent on the underlying chromatin structure, especially on covalent histone modifications. After screening different histone lysine methyltransferases and demethylases, we identified JMJD2B/KDM4B as a p53-inducible gene in response to DNA damage. p53 directly regulates JMJD2B gene expression by binding to a canonical p53-consensus motif in the JMJD2B promoter...
January 9, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073635/pcna-dependent-cellular-activities-tolerate-dramatic-perturbations-in-pcna-client-interactions
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Rosemary H C Wilson, Antonio J Biasutto, Lihao Wang, Roman Fischer, Emma L Baple, Andrew H Crosby, Erika J Mancini, Catherine M Green
Proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) is an essential cofactor for DNA replication and repair, recruiting multiple proteins to their sites of action. We examined the effects of the PCNA(S228I) mutation that causes PCNA-associated DNA repair disorder (PARD). Cells from individuals affected by PARD are sensitive to the PCNA inhibitors T3 and T2AA, showing that the S228I mutation has consequences for undamaged cells. Analysis of the binding between PCNA and PCNA-interacting proteins (PIPs) shows that the S228I change dramatically impairs the majority of these interactions, including that of Cdt1, DNMT1, PolD3(p66) and PolD4(p12)...
December 31, 2016: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071902/reversible-single-crystal-to-single-crystal-transformation-and-magnetic-change-of-nonporous-copper-ii-complexes-by-the-chemisorption-desorption-of-hcl-and-h2o
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Li-Zhen Cai, Xiao-Ming Jiang, Zhang-Jing Zhang, Pei-Yu Guo, Ai-Ping Jin, Ming-Sheng Wang, Guo-Cong Guo
Vapor-responsive magnetic materials are highly promising for applications as chemical switches or sensors. Compared with porous materials, nonporous species benefit in overcoming the intrinsic conflict between magnetic exchange and porosity but usually suffer from the powdering of single crystals, which hinders the understanding of the structural nature of vapor response and magnetic switch. Single-crystal-to-single-crystal (SCSC) transformation of nonporous compounds through the desorption/absorption of gaseous HCl is unprecedented...
January 10, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070581/structural-and-magnetic-properties-of-semiquinonate-based-al-iii-and-ga-iii-complexes
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Chinmoy Das, Pragya Shukla, Lorenzo Sorace, Maheswaran Shanmugam
The reaction of anhydrous MCl3 (M = Al(iii) or Ga(iii)) with one-electron-reduced 3,5-di-tert-butyl-1,2-ortho-benzoquinone (using metallic sodium) led us to isolate two distinct metal complexes of Al(iii) and Ga(iii), which were structurally and magnetically characterized. Complex 1 crystallized in the monoclinic P21/n space group, whereas 2 crystallized in the triclinic P1[combining macron] space group. Interestingly, whereas the Al(iii) derivative was obtained as a dimer with the molecular formula [Al2(μ-HL(-))2(L˙(-))4] (1) (where L˙(-) is a semiquinonate radical and HL(-) is a monoanionic catecholate ligand), the Ga(iii) derivative crystallized as [Ga(L˙(-))3] (2), which is a polymorph of a previously reported complex...
January 10, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068628/epoxy-clerodane-diterpene-inhibits-mcf-7-human-breast-cancer-cell-growth-by-regulating-the-expression-of-the-functional-apoptotic-genes-cdkn2a-rb1-mdm2-and-p53
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P Subash-Babu, Ghedeir M Alshammari, S Ignacimuthu, Ali A Alshatwi
Systematic analyses of plants that are used in traditional medicine may lead to the discovery of novel cytotoxic secondary metabolites. Diterpene possesses multiple bioactivities; here, epoxy clerodane diterpene (ECD) was isolated from Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) stem and shown potential antiproliferative effect in MCF-7 human breast cancer cells. The antiproliferative effect of ECD on MCF-7 cells was systematically analyzed by cell and nuclear morphology, alterations in oxidative stress, and the expression of tumor suppressor and mitochondria-mediated apoptosis-related genes...
January 6, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068431/cil-102-induced-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-colorectal-cancer-cells-via-upregulation-of-p21-and-gadd45
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Wen-Shih Huang, Yi-Hung Kuo, Hsing-Chun Kuo, Meng-Chiao Hsieh, Cheng-Yi Huang, Ko-Chao Lee, Kam-Fai Lee, Chien-Heng Shen, Shui-Yi Tung, Chih-Chuan Teng
CIL-102 (1-[4-(furo[2,3-b]quinolin-4-ylamino)phenyl]ethanone) is a well-known, major active agent of the alkaloid derivative of Camptotheca acuminata with valuable biological properties, including anti-tumorigenic activity. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanisms by which CIL-102 mediated the induction of cell death, and we performed cell cycle G2/M arrest to clarify molecular changes in colorectal cancer cells (CRC). Treatment of DLD-1 cells with CIL-102 resulted in triggering the extrinsic apoptosis pathway through the activation of Fas-L, caspase-8 and the induction of Bid cleavage and cytochrome c release in a time-dependent manner...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067494/structural-stability-diagram-of-alnp2s6-compounds-a-na-k-rb-cs-ln-lanthanide
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Leslie M Schoop, Roland Eger, Reinhard K Kremer, Alexander Kuhn, Jürgen Nuss, Bettina V Lotsch
Thiophosphate compounds have been studied extensively in the past for their rich structural variations and for a large variety of interesting properties. Here, we report 11 new phases with the composition ALnP2S6 (A = Na, K, Rb, Cs; Ln = lanthanide). These new thiophosphates crystallize in four different structure types, with the space groups Fdd2, P1̅, P21, and P21/c, respectively. All phases are insulating and the calculated band gaps range between 3 eV and 3.5 eV. Magnetic measurements on the compounds with open f-shells show paramagnetic behavior and magnetic moments that match the expected free ion values of the respective lanthanide cations...
January 9, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064010/vascular-endothelial-cells-senescence-is-associated-with-nod-like-receptor-family-pyrin-domain-containing-3-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-via-reactive-oxygen-species-ros-thioredoxin-interacting-protein-txnip-pathway
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Yanlin Yin, Zhihui Zhou, Weiwei Liu, Qun Chang, Guanqun Sun, Yalei Dai
Endothelial dysfunction caused by endothelial cells senescence and chronic inflammation is tightly linked to the development of cardiovascular diseases. NLRP3 (NOD-like receptor family pyrin domain-containing3) inflammasome plays a central role in inflammatory response that is associated with diverse inflammatory diseases. This study explores the effects and possible mechanisms of NLRP3 inflammasome in endothelial cells senescence. Results show an increment of pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin (IL) -1β secretion and caspase-1 activation during the senescence of endothelial cells induced by bleomycin...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063310/understanding-the-conformational-changes-and-molecular-structure-of-furoyl-thioureas-upon-substitution
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Raúl Ramos Cairo, Ana María Plutín Stevens, Tamires Donizeth de Oliveira, Alzir A Batista, Eduardo E Castellano, Julio Duque, Delia B Soria, Adolfo C Fantoni, Rodrigo S Corrêa, Mauricio F Erben
1-Acyl thioureas [R(1)C(O)NHC(S)NR(2)R(3)] are shown to display conformational flexibility depending on the degree of substitution at the nitrogen atom. The conformational landscape and structural features for two closely related thioureas having R(1)=2-furoyl have been studied. The un-substituted 2-furoyl thiourea (I) and its dimethyl analogue, i.e. 1-(2-furoyl)-3,3-dimethyl thiourea (II), have been synthesized and fully characterized by spectroscopic (FT-IR, (1)H and (13)C NMR) and elemental analysis. According to single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis, compounds I and II crystallize in the monoclinic space group P21/c...
December 28, 2016: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062705/novel-p21-activated-kinase-4-pak4-allosteric-modulators-overcome-drug-resistance-and-stemness-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#17
Amro Aboukameel, Irfana Muqbil, William Senapedis, Erkan Baloglu, Yosef Landesman, Sharon Shacham, Michael Kauffman, Philip A Philip, Ramzi M Mohammad, Asfar S Azmi
The p21-activated kinase 4 (PAK4) is a key downstream effector of the Rho family GTPases and is found to be overexpressed in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cells but not in normal human pancreatic ductal epithelia (HPDE). Gene copy number amplification studies in PDAC patient cohorts confirmed PAK4 amplification making it an attractive therapeutic target in PDAC. We investigated the antitumor activity of novel PAK4 allosteric modulators (PAM) on a panel of PDAC cell lines and chemotherapy-resistant flow-sorted PDAC cancer stem cells (CSC)...
January 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061765/mir-663a-regulates-growth-of-colon-cancer-cells-after-administration-of-antimicrobial-peptides-by-targeting-cxcr4-p21-pathway
#18
Kengo Kuroda, Tomokazu Fukuda, Marija Krstic-Demonacos, Constantinos Demonacos, Kazuhiko Okumura, Hiroshi Isogai, Miwa Hayashi, Kazuki Saito, Emiko Isogai
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) play important roles in the innate immune system of all life forms and recently have been characterized as multifunctional peptides that have a variety of biological roles such as anticancer agents. However, detailed mechanism of antimicrobial peptides on cancer cells is still largely unknown. METHODS: miRNA array and real-time qPCR were performed to reveal the behavior of miRNA in colon cancer HCT116 cells during the growth suppression induced by the AMPs...
January 7, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060750/hipk2-t566-autophosphorylation-diversely-contributes-to-uv-and-doxorubicin-induced-hipk2-activation
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Alessandra Verdina, Giuliana Di Rocco, Ilaria Virdia, Laura Monteonofrio, Veronica Gatti, Eleonora Policicchio, Alessandro Bruselles, Marco Tartaglia, Silvia Soddu
HIPK2 is a Y-regulated S/T kinase involved in various cellular processes, including cell-fate decision during development and DNA damage response. Cis-autophosphorylation in the activation-loop and trans-autophosphorylation at several S/T sites along the protein are required for HIPK2 activation, subcellular localization, and subsequent posttranslational modifications. The specific function of a few of these autophosphorylations has been recently clarified; however, most of the sites found phosphorylated by mass spectrometry in human and/or mouse HIPK2 are still uncharacterized...
January 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059436/the-bet-bromodomain-inhibitor-jq1-suppresses-chondrosarcoma-cell-growth-via-regulation-of-yap-p21-c-myc-signaling
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Huan-Tian Zhang, Tao Gui, Yuan Sang, Jie Yang, Yu-Hang Li, Gui-Hong Liang, Thomas Li, Qing-Yu He, Zhen-Gang Zha
Chondrosarcoma, the second-most frequent primary bone malignancy, is generally more resistant to conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Therefore, the development of an effective adjuvant therapy is necessary. Recently, targeting the epigenetic regulator such as bromodomain and extraterminal domain (BET) proteins has achieved great success. For instance, the bromodomain inhibitor JQ1 has been shown to inhibit the growth of several cancer cells both in vitro and in vivo. Herein we demonstrated that JQ1 significantly inhibited chondrosarcoma cell growth and colony formation...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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