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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723662/acetyl-lupeolic-acid-inhibits-akt-signaling-and-induces-apoptosis-in-chemoresistant-prostate-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Claudia Schmidt, Cornelia Loos, Lu Jin, Michael Schmiech, Christoph Q Schmidt, Menna El Gaafary, Tatiana Syrovets, Thomas Simmet
The triterpenoid acetyl-lupeolic acid (ac-LA) isolated from the oleogum resin of Boswellia carterii reduced the viability of a panel of cancer cell lines more efficiently than lupeol. There was no detectable intracellular conversion of ac-LA to lupeol and vice versa. In contrast to docetaxel, ac-LA did not induce selection of treatment-resistant cancer cells. By various parameters including DNA fragmentation, ac-LA was shown to induce apoptosis in androgen-independent PC-3 cells, whereas in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells, ac-LA led to cell accumulation in the G2/M phase of the cell cycle, but not to apoptosis...
July 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723628/ese-1-elf3-mrna-expression-associates-with-poor-survival-outcomes-in-her2-breast-cancer-patients-and-is-critical-for-tumorigenesis-in-her2-breast-cancer-cells
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Adwitiya Kar, Arthur Gutierrez-Hartmann
ESE-1/Elf3 and HER2 appear to establish a positive feedback regulatory loop, but the precise role of ESE-1 in HER2+ breast tumorigenesis remains unknown. Analyzing public repositories, we found that luminal B and HER2 subtype patients with high ESE-1 mRNA levels displayed worse relapse free survival. We stably knocked down ESE-1 in HER2+ luminal B BT474 cells and HER2 subtype SKBR3 cells, which resulted in decreased cell proliferation, colony formation, and anchorage-independent growth in vitro. Stable ESE-1 knockdown inhibited HER2-dependent signaling in BT474 cells and inhibited mTOR activation in SKBR3 cells, but reduced Akt signaling in both cell types...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712664/gsk3-and-its-interactions-with-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-signalling-network
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REVIEW
Miguel A Hermida, J Dinesh Kumar, Nick R Leslie
Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3 (GSK3 or GSK-3) is a promiscuous protein kinase and its phosphorylation of its diverse substrates has major influences on many areas of physiology and pathology, including cellular metabolism, lineage commitment and neuroscience. GSK3 was one of the first identified substrates of the heavily studied oncogenic kinase AKT, phosphorylation by which inhibits GSK3 activity via the formation of an autoinhibitory pseudosubstrate sequence. This has led to investigation of the role of GSK3 inhibition as a key component of the cellular responses to growth factors and insulin, which stimulate the class I PI 3-Kinases and in turn AKT activity and GSK3 phosphorylation...
June 27, 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706145/reverse-phase-protein-array-rppa-combined-with-computational-analysis-to-unravel-relevant-prognostic-factors-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-a-pilot-study
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Vienna Ludovini, Rita Chiari, Lorenzo Tomassoni, Chiara Antonini, Elisa Baldelli, Sara Baglivo, Annamaria Sigillino, Francesca Romana Tofanetti, Guido Bellezza, K Alex Hodge, Emanuel Petricoin, Mariaelena Pierobon, Lucio Crinò, Fortunato Bianconi
In this work high throughput technology and computational analysis were used to study two stage IV lung adenocarcinoma patients treated with standard chemotherapy with markedly different survival (128 months vs 6 months, respectively) and whose tumor samples exhibit a dissimilar protein activation pattern of the signal transduction. Tumor samples of the two patients were subjected to Reverse Phase Protein Microarray (RPPA) analysis to explore the expression/activation levels of 51 signaling proteins. We selected the most divergent proteins based on the ratio of their RPPA values in the two patients with short (s-OS) and long (l-OS) overall survival (OS) and tested them against a EGFR-IGF1R mathematical model...
June 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700668/conditional-cell-reprogramming-involves-non-canonical-%C3%AE-catenin-activation-and-mtor-mediated-inactivation-of-akt
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Frank A Suprynowicz, Christopher M Kamonjoh, Ewa Krawczyk, Seema Agarwal, Anton Wellstein, Fadeke A Agboke, Sujata Choudhury, Xuefeng Liu, Richard Schlegel
The combination of irradiated fibroblast feeder cells and Rho kinase inhibitor, Y-267362, converts primary epithelial cells growing in vitro into an undifferentiated adult stem cell-like state that is characterized by long-term proliferation. This cell culture method also maintains the proliferation of adult epithelial stem cells from various tissues. Both primary and adult stem cells retain their tissue-specific differentiation potential upon removal of the culture conditions. Due to the ability to modulate the proliferation and differentiation of the cells, this method is referred to as conditional reprogramming and it is increasingly being used in studies of tumor heterogeneity, personalized medicine and regenerative medicine...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687354/aspirin-disrupts-the-mtor-raptor-complex-and-potentiates-the-anti-cancer-activities-of-sorafenib-via-mtorc1-inhibition
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Danni Sun, Xiaoyang Dai, Juan Yan, Rongrui Wei, Aijun Shen, Min Huang, Xun Huang, Jian Ding, Meiyu Geng
Aspirin is associated with a reduced risk of cancer and delayed progression of malignant disease. Adenosine 5'-monophosphate (AMP)-activated protein kinase (AMPK)-mTOR signaling is believed to partially contribute to these anticancer effects, although the mechanism is unclear. In this study, we investigated the detailed molecular mechanism underlying the effects of aspirin on AMPK-mTOR signaling and describe a mechanism-based rationale for the use of aspirin in cancer treatment. We found that aspirin inhibited mTORC1 signaling in AMPK-dependent and -independent manners...
July 5, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683304/inhibition-of-the-schizophrenia-associated-microrna-mir-137-disrupts-nrg1%C3%AE-neurodevelopmental-signal-transduction
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Kristen Therese Thomas, Bart Russell Anderson, Niraj Shah, Stephanie Elaine Zimmer, Daniel Hawkins, Arielle Nicole Valdez, Qiaochu Gu, Gary Jonathan Bassell
Genomic studies have repeatedly associated variants in the gene encoding the microRNA miR-137 with increased schizophrenia risk. Bioinformatic predictions suggest that miR-137 regulates schizophrenia-associated signaling pathways critical to neural development, but these predictions remain largely unvalidated. In the present study, we demonstrate that miR-137 regulates neuronal levels of p55γ, PTEN, Akt2, GSK3β, mTOR, and rictor. All are key proteins within the PI3K-Akt-mTOR pathway and act downstream of neuregulin (Nrg)/ErbB and BDNF signaling...
July 5, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664915/kinase-driven-metabolic-signalling-as-a-predictor-of-response-to-carboplatin-paclitaxel-adjuvant-treatment-in-advanced-ovarian-cancers
#8
Maria Isabella Sereni, Elisa Baldelli, Guido Gambara, Antonella Ravaggi, K Alex Hodge, David S Alberts, Jose M Guillen-Rodriguez, Ting Dong, Maurizio Memo, Franco Odicino, Roberto Angioli, Lance A Liotta, Sergio L Pecorelli, Emanuel F Petricoin, Mariaelena Pierobon
BACKGROUND: The biological mechanisms underlying early- and advanced-stage epithelial ovarian cancers (EOCs) are still poorly understood. This study explored kinase-driven metabolic signalling in early and advanced EOCs, and its role in tumour progression and response to carboplatin-paclitaxel treatment. METHODS: Tumour epithelia were isolated from two independent sets of primary EOC (n=72 and 30 for the discovery and the validation sets, respectively) via laser capture microdissection...
June 29, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650474/an-activating-mutation-of-gnb1-is-associated-with-resistance-to-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-etv6-abl1-positive-leukemia
#9
O Zimmermannova, E Doktorova, J Stuchly, V Kanderova, D Kuzilkova, H Strnad, J Starkova, M Alberich-Jorda, J H F Falkenburg, J Trka, J Petrak, J Zuna, M Zaliova
Leukemias harboring the ETV6-ABL1 fusion represent a rare subset of hematological malignancies with unfavorable outcomes. The constitutively active chimeric Etv6-Abl1 tyrosine kinase can be specifically inhibited by tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Although TKIs represent an important therapeutic tool, so far, the mechanism underlying the potential TKI resistance in ETV6-ABL1-positive malignancies has not been studied in detail. To address this issue, we established a TKI-resistant ETV6-ABL1-positive leukemic cell line through long-term exposure to imatinib...
June 26, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594907/gastrointestinal-cancer-cells-treatment-with-bevacizumab-activates-a-vegf-autoregulatory-mechanism-involving-telomerase-catalytic-subunit-htert-via-pi3k-akt-hif-1%C3%AE-and-vegf-receptors
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Nadine Mahfouz, Roula Tahtouh, Nada Alaaeddine, Joelle El Hajj, Riad Sarkis, Ray Hachem, Issam Raad, George Hilal
BACKGROUND: Targeting angiogenesis has been considered a promising treatment of choice for a large number of malignancies, including gastrointestinal cancers. Bevacizumab is an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) being used for this purpose. However, treatment efficacy is largely questioned. Telomerase activity, responsible for cancer cell immortality, is detected in 85-95% of human cancers and is considered a potential regulator of VEGF. The aim of our study was to investigate the interrelationship between VEGF and hTERT in gastrointestinal cancers and to explore cell response to a combined inhibition of telomerase and VEGF...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593618/rig-i-a-multifunctional-protein-beyond-a-pattern-recognition-receptor
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REVIEW
Xiao-Xiao Xu, Han Wan, Li Nie, Tong Shao, Li-Xin Xiang, Jian-Zhong Shao
It was widely known that retinoic acid inducible gene I (RIG-I) functions as a cytosolic pattern recognition receptor that initiates innate antiviral immunity by detecting exogenous viral RNAs. However, recent studies showed that RIG-I participates in other various cellular activities by sensing endogenous RNAs under different circumstances. For example, RIG-I facilitates the therapy resistance and expansion of breast cancer cells and promotes T cell-independent B cell activation through interferon signaling activation by recognizing non-coding RNAs and endogenous retroviruses in certain situations...
June 8, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586754/enantiomerically-pure-%C3%AE-dipeptide-derivative-induces-anticancer-activity-against-human-hormone-refractory-prostate-cancer-through-both-pi3k-akt-dependent-and-independent-pathways
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Mei-Ling Chan, Chia-Chun Yu, Jui-Ling Hsu, Wohn-Jenn Leu, She-Hung Chan, Lih-Ching Hsu, Shih-Ping Liu, Polina M Ivantcova, Özdemir Dogan, Stefan Bräse, Konstantin V Kudryavtsev, Jih-Hwa Guh
The use of peptides that target cancer cells and induce anticancer activities through various mechanisms is developing as a potential anticancer strategy. KUD983, an enantiomerically pure β-dipeptide derivative, displays potent activity against hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC) PC-3 and DU145 cells with submicromolar IC50. KUD983 induced G1 arrest of the cell cycle and subsequent apoptosis associated with down-regulation of several related proteins including cyclin D1, cyclin E and Cdk4, and the de-phosphorylation of RB...
May 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573133/regulation-of-osteoclast-growth-and-fusion-by-mtor-raptor-and-mtor-rictor-akt
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Kerstin Tiedemann, Damien Le Nihouannen, Jenna E Fong, Osama Hussein, Jake E Barralet, Svetlana V Komarova
Osteoclasts are giant bone cells formed by fusion from monocytes and uniquely capable of a complete destruction of mineralized tissues. Previously, we have demonstrated that in energy-rich environment not only osteoclast fusion index (the number of nuclei each osteoclast contains), but also cytoplasm volume per single nucleus was increased. The goal of this study was to investigate the regulation of metabolic sensor mTOR during osteoclast differentiation in energy-rich environment simulated by addition of pyruvate...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548933/kir2dl5-mutation-and-loss-underlies-sporadic-dermal-neurofibroma-pathogenesis-and-growth
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Corina Anastasaki, Sonika Dahiya, David H Gutmann
Dermal neurofibromas (DNFs) are benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors thought to originate from Schwann cell progenitors. These tumors represent one of the hallmarks of the neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) tumor predisposition syndrome, where they can number in the thousands. While NF1-DNFs arise due to mutations in the NF1 gene, the vast majority of DNFs occur sporadically (sp-DNFs), where the genetic etiology is currently unknown. Herein, we employed whole-exome sequencing of sp-DNFs to identify a recurrent mutation in the KIR2DL5 gene, which codes for a protein suppressor of natural killer (NK) cell activity...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544747/k-ras-mutation-and-amplification-status-is-predictive-of-resistance-and-high-basal-pakt-is-predictive-of-sensitivity-to-everolimus-in-biliary-tract-cancer-cell-lines
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Yvonne Yeung, David K Lau, Fiona Chionh, Hoanh Tran, Janson W T Tse, Andrew J Weickhardt, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Andrew M Scott, Niall C Tebbutt, John M Mariadason
Advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC) has a poor prognosis and limited treatment options. The PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway is hyperactivated in a subset of BTCs and clinical activity to the mTOR inhibitor everolimus has been observed in some BTC patients. The goal of this study was to identify biomarkers predictive of everolimus response. Twenty BTC cell lines were assessed for everolimus sensitivity with a spectrum of growth inhibitory responses observed. Molecular biomarkers of sensitivity and resistance were identified by interrogation of the activation status of the Ras/MAPK and PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathways...
May 24, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526373/coffee-consumption-in-aged-mice-increases-energy-production-and-decreases-hepatic-mtor-levels
#16
Keita Takahashi, Shuichi Yanai, Kentaro Shimokado, Akihito Ishigami
OBJECTIVE: Coffee, one of the world's most consumed beverages, has many benefits. Some studies have reported the effects of coffee on aging. The aim of this study was to investigate the locomotor activity, energy metabolism, and lipid metabolism of aged (20-mo-old) mice given coffee. METHODS: Aged C57 BL/6 NCr mice were divided into three groups: controls that were not given coffee (n = 9), a group that received 0.1% caffeinated coffee (n = 9), and a group that received 0...
June 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522824/obestatin-controls-skeletal-muscle-fiber-type-determination
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Icía Santos-Zas, Tania Cid-Díaz, Jessica González-Sánchez, Uxía Gurriarán-Rodriguez, Carlos Seoane-Mosteiro, Begoña Porteiro, Rubén Nogueiras, Xesús Casabiell, José Luis Relova, Rosalía Gallego, Vincent Mouly, Yolanda Pazos, Jesus P Camiña
Obestatin/GPR39 signaling stimulates skeletal muscle growth and repair by inducing both G-protein-dependent and -independent mechanisms linking the activated GPR39 receptor with distinct sets of accessory and effector proteins. In this work, we describe a new level of activity where obestatin signaling plays a role in the formation, contractile properties and metabolic profile of skeletal muscle through determination of oxidative fiber type. Our data indicate that obestatin regulates Mef2 activity and PGC-1α expression...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515304/ros-mediated-jnk-activation-contributes-to-hbx-induced-autophagy-via-regulating-beclin-1-bcl-2-interaction
#18
Linmao Zhong, Wanqin Shu, Wangbin Dai, Bo Gao, Sidong Xiong
Autophagy is closely associated with the regulation of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication. HBV X protein (HBx), a multifunctional regulator in HBV-associated biological processes, has been demonstrated to be crucial for the autophagy induction by HBV. However, the molecular mechanisms of autophagy induction by HBx, especially the signaling pathways involved, remain still elusive. In present investigation, we demonstrated that HBx induced autophagosome formation independent of class I phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K)/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508346/testosterone-insulin-like-effects-an-in-vitro-study-on-the-short-term-metabolic-effects-of-testosterone-in-human-skeletal-muscle-cells
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C Antinozzi, F Marampon, C Corinaldesi, E Vicini, P Sgrò, G B Vannelli, A Lenzi, C Crescioli, L Di Luigi
PURPOSE: Testosterone by promoting different metabolic pathways contributes to short-term homeostasis of skeletal muscle, the largest insulin-sensitive tissue and the primary site for insulin-stimulated glucose utilization. Despite evidences indicate a close relationship between testosterone and glucose metabolism, the molecular mechanisms responsible for a possible testosterone-mediated insulin-like effects on skeletal muscle are still unknown. METHODS: Here we used undifferentiated proliferating or differentiated human fetal skeletal muscle cells (Hfsmc) to investigate the short-term effects of testosterone on the insulin-mediated biomolecular metabolic machinery...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484273/role-of-akt-independent-mtorc1-and-gsk3%C3%AE-signaling-in-sublethal-nmda-induced-injury-and-the-recovery-of-neuronal-electrophysiology-and-survival
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Przemyslaw Swiatkowski, Ina Nikolaeva, Gaurav Kumar, Avery Zucco, Barbara F Akum, Mihir V Patel, Gabriella D'Arcangelo, Bonnie L Firestein
Glutamate-induced excitotoxicity, mediated by overstimulation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, is a mechanism that causes secondary damage to neurons. The early phase of injury causes loss of dendritic spines and changes to synaptic activity. The phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3-kinase/Akt/ mammalian target of rapamycin (PI3K/Akt/mTOR) pathway has been implicated in the modulation and regulation of synaptic strength, activity, maturation, and axonal regeneration. The present study focuses on the physiology and survival of neurons following manipulation of Akt and several downstream targets, such as GSK3β, FOXO1, and mTORC1, prior to NMDA-induced injury...
May 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
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