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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078787/targeting-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-by-artesunate-through-inhibiting-akt-mtor-and-inducing-oxidative-stress
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Qin Li, Wei Ni, Zhifeng Deng, Minghe Liu, Lazhi She, Qiong Xie
Drug repurposing has become an alternative therapeutic strategy for cancer treatment given the known pharmacokinetics and toxicity. The inhibitory effects of artesunate have been reported in various cancers. In this work, we investigated the effects of artesunate in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). We demonstrate that artesunate significantly inhibits proliferation via arresting NPC cells at G2/M phase. It also induces apoptosis through caspase-dependent and mitochondria-independent pathways in multiple NPC cell lines...
January 11, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077784/identification-and-characterization-of-hpv-independent-cervical-cancers
#2
Carolyn E Banister, Changlong Liu, Lucia Pirisi, Kim E Creek, Phillip J Buckhaults
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) initiates cervical cancer, and continuous expression of HPV oncogenes E6 and E7 is thought to be necessary to maintain malignant growth. Current therapies target proliferating cells, rather than specific pathways, and most experimental therapies specifically target E6/E7. We investigated the presence and expression of HPV in cervical cancer, to correlate HPV oncogene expression with clinical and molecular features of these tumors that may be relevant to new targeted therapies...
January 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073841/activation-of-eif4e-by-aurora-kinase-a-depicts-a-novel-druggable-axis-in-everolimus-resistant-cancer-cells
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Ahmed Katsha, Lihong Wang, Janet Arras, Omar M Omar, Jeffrey A Ecsedy, Abbes Belkhiri, Wael El-Rifai
PURPOSE: In this study, we investigated the role of Aurora kinase A (AURKA) in regulating EIF4E, cap-dependent translation, and resistance to mTOR inhibitor, RAD001 (everolimus). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Tumor xenografts and in vitro cell models of upper gastrointestinal adenocarcinomas (UGCs) were used to determine the role of AURKA in activation of EIF4E and cap-dependent translation. Overexpression, knockdown, and pharmacologic inhibition of AURKA were used in vitro and in vivo...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069799/ikbke-is-required-during-kras-induced-pancreatic-tumorigenesis
#4
Mihir Rajurkar, Kyvan Dang, Maite G Fernandez-Barrena, Xiangfan Liu, Martin E Fernandez-Zapico, Brian C Lewis, Junhao Mao
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the deadliest malignancies lacking effective therapeutic strategies. Here, we show that the noncanonical IκB-related kinase, IKBKE, is a critical oncogenic effector during KRAS-induced pancreatic transformation. Loss of IKBKE inhibits the initiation and progression of pancreatic tumors in mice carrying pancreatic-specific KRAS activation. Mechanistically, we demonstrate that this protumoral effect of IKBKE involves the activation of GLI1 and AKT signaling and is independent of the levels of activity of the NF-κB pathway...
January 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062257/liraglutide-prevents-cognitive-decline-in-a-rat-model-of-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-independently-from-its-peripheral-metabolic-effects
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Caterina Palleria, Antonio Leo, Francesco Andreozzi, Rita Citraro, Michelangelo Iannone, Rosangela Spiga, Giorgio Sesti, Andrew Constanti, Giovambattista De Sarro, Franco Arturi, Emilio Russo
Diabetes has been identified as a risk factor for cognitive dysfunctions. Glucagone like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists have neuroprotective effects in preclinical animal models. We evaluated the effects of GLP-1 receptor agonist, liraglutide (LIR), on cognitive decline associated with diabetes. Furthermore, we studied LIR effects against hippocampal neurodegeneration induced by streptozotocin (STZ), a well-validated animal model of diabetes and neurodegeneration associated with cognitive decline. Diabetes and/or cognitive decline were induced in Wistar rats by intraperitoneal or intracerebroventricular injection of STZ and then rats were treated with LIR (300μg/kg daily subcutaneously) for 6 weeks...
January 3, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025797/inhibition-of-cell-survival-and-proliferation-by-nimbolide-in-human-androgen-independent-prostate-cancer-pc-3-cells-involvement-of-the-pi3k-akt-pathway
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Paulraj Raja Singh, Elayapillai Sugantha Priya, Solaimuthu Balakrishnan, Ramachandran Arunkumar, Govindaraj Sharmila, Manikkam Rajalakshmi, Jagadeesan Arunakaran
Prostate cancer is most common malignancy among men in the world. PI3K-Akt signaling appears to be critical to prostate cancer cell proliferation and survival. Our earlier study reveals that nimbolide (2 µM) prevents cell survival via IGF signaling pathway through PI3K/Akt and induces apoptosis in PC-3 cell line. Akt mediates the phosphorylation and activation of mTOR that plays a critical role in the regulation of protein translation and synthesis, angiogenesis, and cell cycle progression. The present study was aimed to investigate the effect of nimbolide on tPI3K, tAkt, pAkt, tmTOR, GSK3β, pGSK3β, PCNA, c-Myc, Cyclin D1, and Survivin protein levels by western blot analysis...
December 26, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025104/adrenoceptors-promote-glucose-uptake-into-adipocytes-and-muscle-by-an-insulin-independent-signalling-pathway-involving-mechanistic-target-of-rapamycin-complex-2
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Saori Mukaida, Bronwyn A Evans, Tore Bengtsson, Dana S Hutchinson, Masaaki Sato
Uptake of glucose into skeletal muscle and adipose tissue plays a vital role in metabolism and energy balance. Insulin released from β-islet cells of the pancreas promotes glucose uptake in these target tissues by stimulating translocation of GLUT4 transporters to the cell surface. This process is complex, involving signalling proteins including the mechanistic (or mammalian) target of rapamycin (mTOR) and Akt that intersect with multiple pathways controlling cell survival, growth and proliferation. mTOR exists in two forms, mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1), and mTOR complex 2 (mTORC2)...
December 23, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013293/deficient-tsc1-tsc2-complex-suppression-of-sox9-osteopontin-akt-signalling-cascade-constrains-tumour-growth-in-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
#8
Fuquan Jin, Keguo Jiang, Shuang Ji, Li Wang, Zhaofei Ni, Fuqiang Huang, Chunjia Li, Rongrong Chen, Hongbing Zhang, Zhongdong Hu, Xiaojun Zha
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder featured with multi-organ benign tumours. Disruption of TSC1/TSC2 complex suppression on mammalian/mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signalling causes TSC. Hyperactive mTOR-mediated negative feedback regulation of AKT partially contributes to the benign nature of TSC-associated tumours. In this study, we demonstrated that osteopontin (OPN) was dramatically reduced by loss of TSC1/TSC2 complex in Tsc2-null mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs), rat uterine leiomyoma-derived Tsc2-deficient cells, genetically modified mouse TSC models, and clinical samples...
December 23, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002802/dual-inhibition-of-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-suppresses-the-growth-of-leiomyosarcomas-but-leads-to-erk-activation-through-mtorc2-biological-and-clinical-implications
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Benjamin Fourneaux, Vanessa Chaire, Carlo Lucchesi, Marie Karanian, Raphael Pineau, Audrey Laroche-Clary, Antoine Italiano
The PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway plays a crucial role in the development of leiomyosarcomas (LMSs). In this study, we tested the efficacy of dual PI3K/mTOR (BEZ235), PI3K (BKM120) and mTOR (everolimus) inhibitors in three human LMS cell lines. In vitro and in vivo studies using LMS cell lines showed that BEZ235 has a significantly higher anti-tumor effect than either BKM120 or everolimus, resulting in a greater reduction in tumor growth and more pronounced inhibitory effects on mitotic activity and PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling...
December 16, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991931/oxidative-stress-downstream-of-mtorc1-but-not-akt-causes-a-proliferative-defect-in-cancer-cells-resistant-to-pi3k-inhibition
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M Dermit, P Casado, V Rajeeve, E H Wilkes, D E Foxler, H Campbell, S Critchlow, T V Sharp, J G Gribben, R Unwin, P R Cutillas
Compounds targeting phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase/mammalian target of rapamycin (PI3K/mTOR) signaling are being investigated in multiple clinical settings, but drug resistance may reduce their benefit. Compound rechallenge after drug holidays can overcome such resistance, yet little is known about the impact of drug holidays on cell biochemistry. We found that PI3K inhibitor (PI3Ki)-resistant cells cultured in the absence of PI3Ki developed a proliferative defect, increased oxygen consumption and accumulated reactive oxygen species (ROS), leading to lactate production through hypoxia-inducible factor-1α...
December 19, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932243/inhibition-of-mtor-eif4e-by-anti-viral-drug-ribavirin-effectively-enhances-the-effects-of-paclitaxel-in-oral-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#11
Dehua Dai, Hujie Chen, Jing Tang, Yi Tang
Upregulation of eIF4E is associated with poor clinical outcome in many human cancers and represents a potential therapeutic target. However, the function of eIF4E remains unknown in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC). In this work, we show that ribavirin, an anti-viral drug, effectively augments sensitivity of OTSCC cells to paclitaxel via inhibiting mTOR/eIF4E signaling pathway. Ribavirin dose-dependently inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis in SCC-9 and CAL27 cells. Combination of ribavirin and paclitaxel are more effective in inhibiting proliferation and inducing apoptosis in OTSCC cells...
January 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930667/protein-phosphatase-6-protects-prophase-i-arrested-oocytes-by-safeguarding-genomic-integrity
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Meng-Wen Hu, Tie-Gang Meng, Zong-Zhe Jiang, Ming-Zhe Dong, Heide Schatten, Xingzhi Xu, Zhen-Bo Wang, Qing-Yuan Sun
Mammalian oocytes are arrested at prophase of the first meiotic division in the primordial follicle pool for months, even years, after birth depending on species, and only a limited number of oocytes resume meiosis, complete maturation, and ovulate with each reproductive cycle. We recently reported that protein phosphatase 6 (PP6), a member of the PP2A-like subfamily, which accounts for cellular serine/threonine phosphatase activity, functions in completing the second meiosis. Here, we generated mutant mice with a specific deletion of Ppp6c in oocytes from the primordial follicle stage by crossing Ppp6cF/F mice with Gdf9-Cre mice and found that Ppp6cF/F; GCre+ mice are infertile...
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919208/is-metformin-a-therapeutic-paradigm-for-colorectal-cancer-insight-into-the-molecular-pathway
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Zar Chii Thent, Nurul Hannim Zaidun, Fairuz Azmi, Mu Izuddin Senin, Haszianaliza Haslan, Ahmad Ruzain Salehuddin
Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains one of the major leading causes of cancer related morbidity and mortality. Apart from the conventional anti-neoplastic agents, metformin, a biguanide anti-diabetic agent, has recently found to have anti-cancer property. Several studies observed the effect of metformin towards its anti-cancer effect on colon or colorectal cancer in diabetic patients. However, only a few studies showed its effect on colorectal cancer in relation to the non-diabetic status. The present review aimed to highlight the insight into the molecular pathway of metformin towards colorectal cancer in the absence of diabetes mellitus...
December 5, 2016: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913532/t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Elizabeth A Raetz, David T Teachey
T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is biologically distinct from its B lymphoblastic (B-ALL) counterpart and shows different kinetic patterns of disease response. Although very similar regimens are used to treat T-ALL and B-ALL, distinctions in response to different elements of therapy have been observed. Similar to B-ALL, the key prognostic determinant in T-ALL is minimal residual disease (MRD) response. Unlike B-ALL, other factors including age, white blood cell count at diagnosis, and genetics of the ALL blasts are not independently prognostic when MRD response is included...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905484/independent-control-of-natural-killer-cell-responsiveness-and-homeostasis-at-steady-state-by-cd11c-dendritic-cells
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Thuy Thanh Luu, Sridharan Ganesan, Arnika Kathleen Wagner, Dhifaf Sarhan, Stephan Meinke, Natalio Garbi, Günter Hämmerling, Evren Alici, Klas Kärre, Benedict J Chambers, Petter Höglund, Nadir Kadri
During infection and inflammation, dendritic cells (DC) provide priming signals for natural killer (NK) cells via mechanisms distinct from their antigen processing and presentation functions. The influence of DC on resting NK cells, i.e. at steady-state, is less well studied. We here demonstrate that as early as 1 day after DC depletion, NK cells in naïve mice downregulated the NKG2D receptor and showed decreased constitutive phosphorylation of AKT and mTOR. Subsequently, apoptotic NK cells appeared in the spleen concomitant with reduced NK cell numbers...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902464/expression-of-rab1a-is-upregulated-in-human-lung-cancer-and-associated-with-tumor-size-and-t-stage
#16
Xinxin Wang, Feng Liu, Xiaoyu Qin, Tinglei Huang, Bo Huang, Yanjie Zhang, Bin Jiang
Rab1A expression is associated with malignant phenotypes in several human tumors; however, the role of Rab1A in lung cancer is still unclear. In this study, we attempted to establish the role of Rab1A in major human lung cancer subtypes. Rab1A expression in different histological types of human lung cancer was analyzed in lung cancer tissues with paired adjacent noncancerous tissues and a large panel of lung cancer cell lines. The effect of Rab1A expression on multiple cancer-associated signaling pathways was also examined...
November 29, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873319/lung-neuroendocrine-tumours-deep-sequencing-of-the-four-world-health-organization-histotypes-reveals-chromatin-remodelling-genes-as-major-players-and-a-prognostic-role-for-tert-rb1-men1-and-kmt2d
#17
Michele Simbolo, Andrea Mafficini, Katarzyna O Sikora, Matteo Fassan, Stefano Barbi, Vincenzo Corbo, Luca Mastracci, Borislav Rusev, Federica Grillo, Caterina Vicentini, Roberto Ferrara, Sara Pilotto, Federico Davini, Giuseppe Pelosi, Rita T Lawlor, Marco Chilosi, Giampaolo Tortora, Emilio Bria, Gabriella Fontanini, Marco Volante, Aldo Scarpa
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) was applied to 148 lung neuroendocrine tumours (LNETs) comprising the four World Health Organization classification categories: 53 typical carcinoid (TCs), 35 atypical carcinoid (ACs), 27 large-cell neuroendocrine carcinomas, and 33 small-cell lung carcinomas. A discovery screen was conducted on 46 samples by the use of whole-exome sequencing and high-coverage targeted sequencing of 418 genes. Eighty-eight recurrently mutated genes from both the discovery screen and current literature were verified in the 46 cases of the discovery screen, and validated on additional 102 LNETs by targeted NGS; their prevalence was then evaluated on the whole series...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863423/cancer-cell-ccl5-mediates-bone-marrow-independent-angiogenesis-in-breast-cancer
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Michael John Sax, Christin Gasch, Vineel Rag Athota, Ruth Freeman, Parisa Rasighaemi, David Elton Westcott, Christopher John Day, Iva Nikolic, Benjamin Elsworth, Ming Wei, Kelly Rogers, Alexander Swarbrick, Vivek Mittal, Normand Pouliot, Albert Sleiman Mellick
It has recently been suggested that the chemokine receptor (CCR5) is required for bone marrow (BM) derived endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) mediated angiogenesis. Here we show that suppression of either cancer cell produced CCL5, or host CCR5 leads to distinctive vascular and tumor growth defects in breast cancer. Surprisingly, CCR5 restoration in the BM alone was not sufficient to rescue the wild type phenotype, suggesting that impaired tumor growth associated with inhibiting CCL5/CCR5 is not due to defects in EPC biology...
November 16, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849011/intrinsic-cellular-signaling-mechanisms-determine-the-sensitivity-of-cancer-cells-to-virus-induced-apoptosis
#19
Yunfei Wang, Dawei Li, Jian Luo, Guimei Tian, Lisa Y Zhao, Daiqing Liao
Cancer cells of epithelial and mesenchymal phenotypes exhibit different sensitivities to apoptosis stimuli, but the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon remain partly understood. We constructed a novel recombinant adenovirus expressing Ad12 E1A (Ad-E1A12) that can strongly induce apoptosis. Ad-E1A12 infection of epithelial cancer cells displayed dramatic detachment and apoptosis, whereas cancer cells of mesenchymal phenotypes with metastatic propensity were markedly more resistant to this virus. Notably, forced detachment of epithelial cells did not further sensitize them to Ad-E1A12-induced apoptosis, suggesting that cell detachment is a consequence rather than the cause of Ad-E1A12-induced apoptosis...
November 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815218/oxyresveratrol-activates-parallel-apoptotic-and-autophagic-cell-death-pathways-in-neuroblastoma-cells
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Md Ataur Rahman, Kausik Bishayee, Ali Sadra, Sung-Oh Huh
BACKGROUND: Drug resistance from apoptosis is a challenging issue with different cancer types, and there is an interest in identifying other means of inducing cytotoxicity. Here, treatment of neuroblastoma cells with oxyresveratrol (OXYRES), a natural antioxidant, led to dose-dependent cell death and increased autophagic flux along with activation of caspase-dependent apoptosis. METHODS: For cell viability, we performed the CCK-8 assay. Protein expression changes were with Western blot and immunocytochemistry...
February 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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