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Ke He, Hu Qu, Hui Wang, Shun Zhang, Xin-Hong Qian, Wei Li
Metastasis-associated protein 3 (MTA3) is a subunit of the Mi-2/nucleosome remodeling and deacetylase (NuRD) protein complex, with relevant roles in the regulation of cancerous epithelial to mesenchymal transition (ETM) in an estrogen-dependent manner, recently involved in the modulation of different physiological processes. Although these findings connect MTA3 expression with hormonal signaling in various systems, little is known about whether this relationship is conserved in testis where hormonal action is intensive...
September 27, 2016: Endocrinology
Jennifer S Myers, Ariana K von Lersner, Qing-Xiang Amy Sang
Protein profiling studies of prostate cancer have been widely used to characterize molecular differences between diseased and non-diseased tissues. When combined with pathway analysis, profiling approaches are able to identify molecular mechanisms of prostate cancer, group patients by cancer subtype, and predict prognosis. This strategy can also be implemented to study prostate cancer in very specific populations, such as African Americans who have higher rates of prostate cancer incidence and mortality than other racial groups in the United States...
2016: Journal of Cancer
Marion Dubuissez, Ingrid Loison, Sonia Paget, Han Vorng, Saliha Ait-Yahia, Olivier Rohr, Anne Tsicopoulos, Dominique Leprince
The transcription factor BCL11B/CTIP2 is a major regulatory protein implicated in various aspects of development, function and survival of T cells. Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK)-mediated phosphorylation and SUMOylation modulate BCL11B transcriptional activity, switching it from a repressor in naive murine thymocytes to a transcriptional activator in activated thymocytes. Here, we show that BCL11B interacts via its conserved N-terminal MSRRKQ motif with endogenous MTA1 and MTA3 proteins to recruit various NuRD complexes...
July 1, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Lang Ma, Zhimeng Yao, Weilun Deng, Dianzheng Zhang, Hao Zhang
As a family of chromatin remodeling proteins, metastasis-associated proteins (MTAs) have shown to be the master regulators in both physiological and pathological context. Although MTA3 is the latest being identified in MTA family, it has started to draw as much attention as the other family members. MTA3 is expressed in various tissues and is associated with different physiological functions. In cancerous context, both MTA1 and MTA2 are generally considered as oncogenes because they are capable of enhancing metastasis...
April 1, 2016: Current Protein & Peptide Science
Haiying Li, Qingling Wang, Lin Zhang, Haijun Bao, Heng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Metastasis-associated protein 3 (MTA3) was originally found as a member of a small protein family (including MTA1, MTA2 and MTA3), and it has been proven that MTA3 had different roles in different types of human cancers. The aim of this study is to explore the function of MTA3 to regulate the cell apoptosis in lung cancer. METHODS: Western blot and Real-time PCR were used to detect the expression level of MTA3 after transfection in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells A549 and H157...
October 20, 2015: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
J Philip Nance, Simon Bélanger, Robert J Johnston, Joyce K Hu, Toshitada Takemori, Shane Crotty
T follicular helper (Tfh) cells are essential providers of help to B cells. The transcription factor B-cell CLL/lymphoma 6 (Bcl6) is a lineage-defining regulator of Tfh cells and germinal center B cells. In B cells, Bcl6 has the potential to recruit distinct transcriptional corepressors through its BTB domain or its poorly characterized middle domain (also known as RDII), but in Tfh cells the roles of the Bcl6 middle domain have yet to be clarified. Mimicked acetylation of the Bcl6 middle domain (K379Q) in CD4 T cells results in significant reductions in Tfh differentiation in vivo...
October 27, 2015: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Mariko Horii, Matteo Moretto-Zita, Katharine K Nelson, Yingchun Li, Mana M Parast
INTRODUCTION: Early placental development depends on the correct balance of cytotrophoblast (CTB) proliferation and differentiation, into either syncytiotrophoblast (STB) involved in nutrient/gas exchange, or invasive extravillous trophoblast (EVT) involved in establishment of blood flow to the placenta. Metastasis associated protein-3 (MTA3) is a transcriptional co-repressor known to regulate cell migration. In addition, MTA3 is reportedly decreased in preeclampsia. We set out to investigate the role of MTA3 in human trophoblast differentiation...
September 2015: Placenta
Wenzhe Si, Wei Huang, Yu Zheng, Yang Yang, Xujun Liu, Lin Shan, Xing Zhou, Yue Wang, Dongxue Su, Jie Gao, Ruorong Yan, Xiao Han, Wanjin Li, Lin He, Lei Shi, Chenghao Xuan, Jing Liang, Luyang Sun, Yan Wang, Yongfeng Shang
How loss-of-function of GATA3 contributes to the development of breast cancer is poorly understood. Here, we report that GATA3 nucleates a transcription repression program composed of G9A and MTA3-, but not MTA1- or MTA2-, constituted NuRD complex. Genome-wide analysis of the GATA3/G9A/NuRD(MTA3) targets identified a cohort of genes including ZEB2 that are critically involved in epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and cell invasion. We demonstrate that the GATA3/G9A/NuRD(MTA3) complex inhibits the invasive potential of breast cancer cells in vitro and suppresses breast cancer metastasis in vivo...
June 8, 2015: Cancer Cell
Shouqin Shan, Guangyan Hui, Fanggao Hou, Hua Shi, Guoqing Zhou, Han Yan, Lu Wang, Jinfeng Liu
Glioma represents a disparate group of tumors characterized by high invasion ability, and therefore it is of clinical significance to identify molecular markers and therapeutic targets for better clinical management. Previously, metastasis-associated protein family (MTA) is considered to promote tumor cell invasion and metastasis of human malignancies. Recently, the newly identified MTA3 has been shown to play conflicting roles in human malignancies, while the expression pattern and potential clinical significance of MTA3 in human glioma have not been addressed yet...
October 2015: Neurological Sciences
Marc De Braekeleer, Nadia Guéganic, Corine Tous, Marie-Josée Le Bris, Audrey Basinko, Frédéric Morel, Nathalie Douet-Guilbert
Several chromosomal rearrangements involving band 3q26 are known to induce EVI1 overexpression. They include inv(3)(q21q26), t(3;3)(q21;q26), t(3;21)(q26;q22) and t(3;12)(q26;p13). Translocations involving the short arm of chromosome 2 and 3q26 have been reported in more than 50 patients with myeloid disorders. However, although the breakpoints on 2p are scattered over a long segment, their distribution had only been analyzed in 9 patients. We performed fluorescent in situ hybridization with a library of BAC (Bacterial Artificial Chromosome) clones in 4 patients with t(2;3)(p15-23;q26)...
February 2015: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
Jian Liu, Haijuan Wang, Changzhi Huang, Haili Qian
The subcellular localization of a protein is closely linked to and indicates its function. The metastatic tumor antigen (MTA) family has been under continuous investigation since its identification two decades ago. MTA1, MTA2, and MTA3 are the main members of the MTA family. MTA1, as the representative member of this family, has been shown to be widely expressed in both embryonic and adult tissues, as well as in normal and cancerous conditions, indicating that MTA1 has functions both in physiological and pathological contexts...
December 2014: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
Wei Qin, Ning Du, Longyin Zhang, Xianxian Wu, Yingying Hu, Xiaoguang Li, Nannan Shen, Yang Li, Baofeng Yang, Chaoqian Xu, Zhiwei Fang, Yanjie Lu, Yong Zhang, Zhimin Du
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pressure overload-induced cardiac interstitial fibrosis is viewed as a major cause of heart failure in patients with hypertension or aorta atherosclerosis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects and the underlying mechanisms of genistein, a natural phytoestrogen found in soy bean extract, on pressure overload-induced cardiac fibrosis. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Genisten was administered to mice with pressure overload induced by transverse aortic constriction...
December 2015: British Journal of Pharmacology
Ansgar Brüning, Thomas Blankenstein, Julia Jückstock, Ioannis Mylonas
The family of metastasis-associated (MTA) genes is a small group of transcriptional co-regulators which are involved in various physiological functions, ranging from lymphopoietic cell differentiation to the development and maintenance of epithelial cell adhesions. By recruiting histone-modifying enzymes to specific promoter sequences, MTA proteins can function both as transcriptional repressors and activators of a number of cancer-relevant proteins, including Snail, E-cadherin, signal transducer and activator of transcriptions (STATs), and the estrogen receptor...
December 2014: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
Nicoletta Fortunati, Francesca Marano, Andrea Bandino, Roberto Frairia, Maria Graziella Catalano, Giuseppe Boccuzzi
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a very aggressive type of tumour and its aggressiveness is linked to E-cadherin downregulation. In estrogen-sensitive breast cancer, high levels of E-cadherin fit with high levels of ERα and MTA3 (a component of the transcription Mi-2/NuRD complex with intrinsic DAC activity). In TNBC the E-cadherin downregulation could be due to epigenetic silencing of the CDH1 gene as well as to the lack of a fully functioning ERα-activated pathway. We report that the pan-histone deacetylase inhibitor LBH589, a potent anti-proliferative agent, induced E-cadherin expression on cell membranes of MDA-MB-231 cells (TNBC), determining a reduction of cell invasion and migration...
March 2014: International Journal of Oncology
Heying Chu, Xudong Chen, Huaqi Wang, Yuwen Du, Yuanyuan Wang, Wenqiao Zang, Ping Li, Juan Li, Jingxia Chang, Guoqiang Zhao, Guojun Zhang
Our previous studies have showed that metastasis-associated protein 3 (MTA 3) is overexpressed in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tissue, and increased MTA3 mRNA levels is a risk factor of lymph node metastasis. Using bioinformatics analyses, we found that MTA3 was a potential target of miR-495. However, the pathophysiological role of miR-495 and its relevance to the growth and development of NSCLC have yet to be investigated. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the molecular mechanisms by which miR-495 acts as a tumor suppressor in NSCLC...
April 2014: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Fahd Al-Mulla, Milad S Bitar, Jean Paul Thiery, Tan Tuan Zea, Devasis Chatterjee, Lindsay Bennett, Sungdae Park, Joanne Edwards, Kam C Yeung
Raf Kinase inhibitory protein (RKIP) is a well-established metastasis suppressor that is frequently downregulated in aggressive cancers. The impact of RKIP and its phosphorylated form on disease-free survival (DFS) and other clinicopathological parameters in breast cancer is yet to be discovered. To this end, we examined RKIP expression in 3 independent breast cancer cohorts. At the Protein level, loss or reduced total RKIP expression was associated with large-sized tumors characterized by high proliferative index, high-grade and diminished estrogen (ER) and progesterone receptor expression...
2013: American Journal of Cancer Research
Shangen Zheng, Yuwen Du, Heying Chu, Xudong Chen, Ping Li, Yuanyuan Wang, Yunyun Ma, Huaqi Wang, Wenqiao Zang, Guojun Zhang, Guoqiang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Many studies have suggested different roles of Metastasis-associated protein 3 (MAT3) in different types of human cancers. However, expression of MAT3 in primary lung cancer and its relationship with clinicopathological factors have not been examined and the biological roles of MTA3 in lung cancer cells are still unclear. METHODS: The expression of MAT3 mRNA and protein were detected with quantitative real-time RT-PCR and immunohistochemical methods in 118 NSCLC samples and corresponding non-neoplastic samples...
2013: Diagnostic Pathology
Kyle R Covington, Lauren Brusco, Ines Barone, Anna Tsimelzon, Jennifer Selever, Arnoldo Corona-Rodriguez, Powel Brown, Rakesh Kumar, Susan G Hilsenbeck, Suzanne A W Fuqua
Metastasis remains a major clinical problem in breast cancer. One family of genes previously linked with metastasis is the metastasis tumor-associated (MTA) family, with members MTA1 enhancing and MTA3 inhibiting cancer metastasis. We have previously found that MTA2 enhances anchorage-independent growth in estrogen receptor α (ERα) breast cancers, and, in combination with other genes, performed as a predictive biomarker in ERα-positive breast cancer. We therefore hypothesized that MTA2 enhances breast cancer progression...
October 2013: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Haiying Li, Liangliang Sun, Ying Xu, Zixuan Li, Wenting Luo, Zhongping Tang, Xueshan Qiu, Enhua Wang
The objective of the current study was to investigate the expression pattern and clinicopathological significance of MTA3 in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The expression profile of MTA3 in NSCLC tissues and adjacent noncancerous lung tissues was detected by immunohistochemistry. MTA3 was overexpressed in 62 of 108 (57.4%) human lung cancer samples and correlated with p-TNM stage (p<0.0001), nodal metastasis (p = 0.0009) and poor prognosis (p<0.05). In addition, the depletion of MTA3 expression with small interfering RNAs inhibited cell growth and colony formation in the A549 and H157 lung cancer cell lines...
2013: PloS One
Xian Zhang, Yang Zhang, Yinghua Li
Inactivation of E-cadherin results in cell migration and invasion, hence leading to cancer aggressiveness and metastasis. Downregulation of E-cadherin is closely correlated with a poor prognosis in invasive breast cancer. Thus, re-introducing E-cadherin is a novel strategy for cancer therapy. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of the traditional Chinese medicine, β-elemene (ELE), on E-cadherin expression, cell migration and invasion in the breast cancer cell line MCF-7. MCF-7 cells were treated with 50 and 100 µg/ml ELE...
August 2013: Oncology Reports
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