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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636424/fluid-shear-stress-regulates-hepg2-cell-migration-though-time-dependent-integrin-signaling-cascade
#1
Hongchi Yu, Yang Shen, Jingsi Jin, Yingying Zhang, Tang Feng, Xiaoheng Liu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a subtype of malignant liver cancer with poor prognosis and limited treatment options. It is noteworthy that mechanical forces in tumor microenvironment play a pivotal role in mediating the behaviors and functions of tumor cells. As an instrumental type of mechanical forces in vivo, fluid shear stress (FSS) has been reported having potent physiologic and pathologic effects on cancer progression. However, the time-dependent mechanochemical transduction in HCC induced by FSS remains unclear...
June 21, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634226/phostine-pst3-1a-targets-mgat5-and-inhibits-glioblastoma-initiating-cell-invasiveness-and-proliferation
#2
Zahra Hassani, Ali Saleh, Soumaya Turpault, Salim Khiati, Willy Morelle, Jacques Vignon, Jean-Philippe Hugnot, Emmanuelle Uro-Coste, Philippe Legrand, Marcel Delaforge, Séverine Loiseau, Ludovic Clarion, Marc Lecouvey, Jean-Noël Volle, David Virieux, Jean-Luc Pirat, Hugues Duffau, Norbert Bakalara
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common primary malignant brain tumor and accounts for a significant proportion of all primary brain tumors. Median survival after treatment is around 15 months. Remodeling of N-glycans by the N-acetylglucosamine glycosyltransferase (MGAT5) regulates tumoral development. Here, perturbation of MGAT5 enzymatic activity by the small-molecule inhibitor 3-Hydroxy-4,5-bis-benzyloxy-6-benzyloxymethyl-2-phenyl2-oxo-2λ5-[1,2]oxaphosphinane (PST3.1a) restrains GBM growth. In cell based assays it is demonstrated that PST3...
June 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627671/downregulation-of-notch1-inhibits-the-invasion-and-metastasis-of-human-gastric-cancer-cells-sgc7901-and-mkn74-in%C3%A2-vitro-through-pten-activation-and-dephosphorylation-of-akt-and-fak
#3
Xue-Song Zhang, Yan-Hua Hu, Hong-Yu Gao, Xiu-Wen Lan, Ying-Wei Xue
Migration and invasion are both vital causes of mortality in patients with gastric cancer. Therefore, the inhibition of these tumour cell processes is of great importance in gastric cancer therapy. Activation of Notch has been reported in many cancers. The critical role of Notch and its regulation in tumourigenesis has been noted. Although the studies on Notch in the field of cancer have been performed extensively, the role of Notch1 signalling in gastric cancer requires further study. Inactivation of PTEN has been observed in the development of many malignant tumors, and loss of PTEN function has been implicated in tumorigenic processes...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625871/mir-27-regulates-chondrogenesis-by-suppressing-focal-adhesion-kinase-during-pharyngeal-arch-development
#4
Nergis Kara, Chunyao Wei, Alexander C Commanday, James G Patton
Cranial neural crest cells are a multipotent cell population that generate all the elements of the pharyngeal cartilage with differentiation into chondrocytes tightly regulated by temporal intracellular and extracellular cues. Here, we demonstrate a novel role for miR-27, a highly enriched microRNA in the pharyngeal arches, as a positive regulator of chondrogenesis. Knock down of miR-27 led to nearly complete loss of pharyngeal cartilage by attenuating proliferation and blocking differentiation of pre-chondrogenic cells...
June 15, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625142/proteotoxic-stress-desensitizes-tgf-beta-signaling-through-receptor-downregulation-in-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
#5
X Tan, C Chen, Y Zhu, J Deng, X Qiu, S Huang, F Shang, B Cheng, Y Liu
BACKGROUND: Transforming growth factor (TGFβ)-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and proteotoxic stress are two main contributors of intraocular fibrotic disorders, including proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). However, how these two factors communicate with each other is not well-characterized. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to investigate the regulatory role of proteotoxic stress on TGFβ signaling in retinal pigment epithelium...
June 19, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624785/trib1-promotes-colorectal-cancer-cell-migration-and-invasion-through-activation-mmp-2-via-fak-src-and-erk-pathways
#6
Yuhui Wang, Nan Wu, Bo Pang, Dandan Tong, Donglin Sun, Haiming Sun, Chunyu Zhang, Wenjing Sun, Xiangning Meng, Jing Bai, Feng Chen, Jingshu Geng, Songbin Fu, Yan Jin
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the world and distant metastasis is the leading cause of death among CRC patients. However, the underlying mechanisms of distant metastasis remain largely unknown. Amplification of 8q24 is a common chromosomal abnormality in CRC. In the present study, a putative oncogene at 8q24, TRIB1, was characterized for its role in CRC metastasis and underlying molecular mechanisms. Higher expression of TRIB1 protein was detected in 58/83 (69.9%) of CRC tissues, compared with adjacent non-tumor tissues...
May 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620202/nanotopological-plate-stimulates-osteogenic-differentiation-through-taz-activation
#7
Jun-Ha Hwang, Dong-Hyun Lee, Mi Ran Byun, A Rum Kim, Kyung Min Kim, Jung Il Park, Ho Taek Oh, Eun Sook Hwang, Kyu Back Lee, Jeong-Ho Hong
The topographical environment, which mimics the stem cell niche, provides mechanical cues to regulate the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC). Diverse topographical variations have been engineered to investigate cellular responses; however, the types of mechanical parameters that affect cells, and their underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. In this study, we screened nanotopological pillars with size gradient to activate transcriptional coactivator with PDZ binding motif (TAZ), which stimulates osteogenesis of MSC...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615322/in-vivo-manipulation-of-the-extracellular-matrix-induces-vascular-regression-in-a-basal-chordate
#8
Delany Rodriguez, Brian P Braden, Scott W Boyer, Daryl A Taketa, Leah Setar, Chris Calhoun, Alessandro Di Maio, Adam Langenbacher, Megan T Valentine, Anthony W De Tomaso
We investigated the physical role of the extracellular matrix in vascular homeostasis in the basal chordate Botryllus schlosseri, which has a large, transparent extracorporeal vascular network encompassing areas >100 cm(2) We found that the collagen crosslinking enzyme lysyl oxidase is expressed in all vascular cells, and that in vivo inhibition using ß-aminopropionitrile (BAPN) caused a rapid, global regression of the entire network, with some vessels regressing >10 mm within 16 hours. BAPN treatment changed the ultrastructure of collagen fibers in the vessel basement membrane, and the kinetics of regression were dose-dependent...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611383/integrin-%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-1-in-nonactivated-conformation-can-induce-focal-adhesion-kinase-signaling
#9
Maria Salmela, Johanna Jokinen, Silja Tiitta, Pekka Rappu, R Holland Cheng, Jyrki Heino
Conformational activation of integrins is generally required for ligand binding and cellular signalling. However, we have previously reported that the nonactivated conformation of α2β1 integrin can also bind to large ligands, such as human echovirus 1. In this study, we show that the interaction between the nonactivated integrin and a ligand resulted in the activation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) in a protein kinase C dependent manner. A loss-of-function mutation, α2E336A, in the α2-integrin did not prevent the activation of FAK, nor did EDTA-mediated inactivation of the integrin...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610844/overexpression-of-eif4f-components-in-meningiomas-and-suppression-of-meningioma-cell-growth-by-inhibiting-translation-initiation
#10
REVIEW
Janet L Oblinger, Sarah S Burns, Jie Huang, Li Pan, Yulin Ren, Rulong Shen, A Douglas Kinghorn, D Bradley Welling, Long-Sheng Chang
Meningiomas frequently display activation of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway, leading to elevated levels of phospho-4E binding proteins, which enhances protein synthesis; however, it is not known whether inhibition of protein translation is an effective treatment option for meningiomas. We found that human meningiomas expressed high levels of the three components of the eukaryotic initiation factor 4F (eIF4F) translation initiation complex, eIF4A, eIF4E, and eIF4G. The expression of eIF4A and eIF4E was important in sustaining the growth of NF2-deficient benign meningioma Ben-Men-1 cells, as shRNA-mediated knockdown of these proteins strongly reduced cell proliferation...
June 10, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606962/endothelin-1-promotes-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-migration-across-the-artery-wall-a-mechanism-contributing-to-vascular-remodelling-and-intimal-hyperplasia-in-giant-cell-arteritis
#11
Ester Planas-Rigol, Nekane Terrades-Garcia, Marc Corbera-Bellalta, Ester Lozano, Marco A Alba, Marta Segarra, Georgina Espígol-Frigolé, Sergio Prieto-González, José Hernández-Rodríguez, Sara Preciado, Rodolfo Lavilla, Maria C Cid
BACKGROUND: Giant-cell arteritis (GCA) is an inflammatory disease of large/medium-sized arteries, frequently involving the temporal arteries (TA). Inflammation-induced vascular remodelling leads to vaso-occlusive events. Circulating endothelin-1 (ET-1) is increased in patients with GCA with ischaemic complications suggesting a role for ET-1 in vascular occlusion beyond its vasoactive function. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether ET-1 induces a migratory myofibroblastic phenotype in human TA-derived vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) leading to intimal hyperplasia and vascular occlusion in GCA...
June 12, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605029/the-pancreatic-cancer-microenvironment-a-true-double-agent
#12
REVIEW
Laleh G Melstrom, Marcela D Salazar, Don J Diamond
The tumor microenvironment in pancreatic cancer is a complex balance of pro- and anti-tumor components. The dense desmoplasia consists of immune cells, extracellular matrix, growth factors, cytokines, and cancer associated fibroblasts (CAF) or pancreatic stellate cells (PSC). There are a multitude of targets including hyaluronan, angiogenesis, focal adhesion kinase (FAK), connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), CD40, chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor 4 (CXCR-4), immunotherapy, and Vitamin D. The developing clinical therapeutics will be reviewed...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602912/synthetic-8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine-inhibited-metastasis-of-pancreatic-cancer-through-concerted-inhibitions-of-erm-and-rho-gtpase
#13
Jong-Min Park, Young-Min Han, Migyeong Jeong, Myung Hee Chung, Chang Il Kwon, Kwang Hyun Ko, Ki Baik Hahm
8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) is generated consequent to oxidative stress, but its paradoxical anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-mutagenic effects via Rho-GTPase inhibition were noted in various models of inflammation and cancer. Metastasis occurs through cell detachment, epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and cell migration; during these processes, changes in cell morphology are initiated through Rho-GTPase-dependent actin cytoskeleton polymerization. In this study, we explored the anti-metastatic mechanisms of 8-OHdG in Panc-1 pancreatic cancer cells...
June 8, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600496/dysregulation-of-nuclear-receptor-coup-tfii-impairs-skeletal-muscle-development
#14
Hui-Ju Lee, Chung-Yang Kao, Shih-Chieh Lin, Mafei Xu, Xin Xie, Sophia Y Tsai, Ming-Jer Tsai
Chicken ovalbumin upstream promoter-transcription factor II (COUP-TFII) has been shown to inhibit myogenesis and skeletal muscle metabolism in vitro. However, its precise role and in vivo function in muscle development has yet to be clearly defined. COUP-TFII protein expression level is high in undifferentiated progenitors and gradually declines during differentiation, raising an important question of whether downregulation of COUP-TFII expression is required for proper muscle cell differentiation. In this study, we generated a mouse model ectopically expressing COUP-TFII in myogenic precursors to maintain COUP-TFII activity during myogenesis and found that elevated COUP-TFII activity resulted in inefficient skeletal muscle development...
June 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596914/cytotoxic-effects-of-docetaxel-as-a-candidate-drug-of-drug-eluting-stent-on-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-and-the-signaling-pathway-of-cell-migration-inhibition-adhesion-delay-and-shape-change
#15
Tingzhang Hu, Chun Yang, Meiling Fu, Jiali Yang, Rolin Du, Xiaolin Ran, Tieying Yin, Guixue Wang
Docetaxel (DTX), a paclitaxel analogue, can efficiently inhibit proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells and has broadly been used as an antiangiogenesis drug. However, as a candidate drug of drug-eluting stent, the effects of DTX on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) are still not well understood. Herein, we investigated the effects of DTX on proliferation, apoptosis, adhesion, migration and morphology of HUVECs in vitro. We found that DTX had the cytostatic and cytotoxic effects at low and high concentrations, respectively...
June 2017: Regenerative Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596475/enhanced-efficacy-of-akt-and-fak-kinase-combined-inhibition-in-squamous-cell-lung-carcinomas-with-stable-reduction-in-pten
#16
Andrea Cavazzoni, Silvia La Monica, Roberta Alfieri, Andrea Ravelli, Nele Van Der Steen, Rocco Sciarrillo, Denise Madeddu, Costanza Anna Maria Lagrasta, Federico Quaini, Mara Bonelli, Claudia Fumarola, Daniele Cretella, Graziana Digiacomo, Marcello Tiseo, Godefridus J Peters, Andrea Ardizzoni, Pier Giorgio Petronini, Elisa Giovannetti
Squamous cell lung carcinoma (SCC) accounts for 30% of patients with NSCLC and to date, no molecular targeted agents are approved for this type of tumor. However, recent studies have revealed several oncogenic mutations in SCC patients, including an alteration of the PI3K/AKT pathway, i.e. PI3K point mutations and amplification, AKT mutations and loss or reduced PTEN expression. Prompted by our observation of a correlation between PTEN loss and FAK phosphorylation in a cohort of patients with stage IV SCC, we evaluated the relevance of PTEN loss in cancer progression as well as the efficacy of a new combined treatment with the pan PI3K inhibitor buparlisip and the FAK inhibitor defactinib...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592083/-correlation-between-mir-1178-expression-and-clinicopathological-significance-in-human-pancreatic-cancer
#17
Z Cao, S L Zheng, G Yang, M Y Feng, L F Zheng, T P Zhang, Y P Zhao
Objective: To test the expression of miR-1178 in pancreatic cancer and study its clinicopathological significance and mechanism. Methods: The expression of miR-1178 in 87 paired paraffin pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma specimens and adjacent non- cancerous pancreatic tissue diagnosed by Pathology Department of Peking Union Medical College Hospital was detected by hybridization in situ. The relationship between the expression of miR-1178 and clinicopathological characters was analyzed.miR-1178 mimics and inhibitor were used to further detect the close relationship among miR-1178 and cancer invasion...
June 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591738/ago2-involves-the-malignant-phenotypes-and-fak-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-in-hypopharyngeal-derived-fadu-cells
#18
Yanhui Zhang, Baoxin Wang, Xinwei Chen, Weidong Li, Pin Dong
Argonaute 2 (AGO2) protein is usually overexpressed in various head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. However, the precise molecular mechanisms of AGO2 in hypopharyngeal cancer have not yet been clearly understood. Here we found the AGO2 expression in hypopharyngeal cancer tissues were generally higher comparing with that of the corresponding adjacent noncancerous epithelium tissues, and these were associated with the more aggressive clinicopathologic features and the poor clinical outcomes. Stable knockdown of AGO2 protein retarded cell proliferation, migration, invasion, arrested cell cycle and induced apoptosis...
May 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589989/monitoring-focal-adhesion-kinase-phosphorylation-dynamics-in-live-cells
#19
Nur P Damayanti, Kevin Buno, Nagarajan Narayanan, Sherry L Voytik Harbin, Meng Deng, Joseph M K Irudayaraj
Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is a cytoplasmic non-receptor tyrosine kinase essential for a diverse set of cellular functions. Current methods for monitoring FAK activity in response to an extracellular stimulus lack spatiotemporal resolution and/or the ability to perform multiplex detection. Here we report on a novel approach to monitor the real-time kinase phosphorylation activity of FAK in live single cells by fluorescence lifetime imaging.
June 7, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583810/antitumor-efficacy-of-lf-modified-daunorubicin-plus-honokiol-liposomes-in-treatment-of-brain-glioma
#20
Shuang Liu, Shi-Meng Zhang, Rui-Jun Ju, Yao Xiao, Xin Wang, Xiao-Li Song, Li-Yan Gu, Lan Cheng, Xue-Tao Li, Gui-Rong Chen
Malignant brain glioma is the most common and aggressive type of primary intracranial neoplasm. Regular chemotherapy cannot eradicate brain glioma cells and the residual glioma cells could form vasculogenic mimicry (VM) channels under hypoxic conditions to provide nutrients for tumor cell invasion. In addition, the existence of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) restricts most antitumor drugs into brain glioma. In this study, we developed a kind of lactoferrin (Lf) modified daunorubicin plus honokiol liposomes to transport antitumor drugs across BBB, eliminate the VM channels and block tumor cell invasion...
June 3, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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