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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050229/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...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046370/excessive-glucocorticoids-induced-muscle-murf1-overexpression-is-independent-of-akt-foxo1-pathway
#2
Xiao Juan Wang, Jing Jing Xiao, Lei Liu, Hong Chao Jiao, Hai Lin
The ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS)-dependent proteolysis plays a major role in the muscle catabolic action of glucocorticoids (GCs). Atrogin-1 and muscle-specific RING finger protein 1 (MuRF1), two E3 ubiquitin ligases, are uniquely expressed in muscle. It has been previously demonstrated GCs treatment induced MuRF1 and atrogin-1 over expression. However, it is yet unclear whether the higher pharmacological dose of GCs induced muscle protein catabolism through MuRF1 and atrogin-1. In the present study, the role of atrogin-1 and MuRF1 in C2C12 cells protein metabolism during excessive dexamethasone (DEX) was studied...
October 18, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982149/the-interplay-of-cd150-and-cd180-receptor-pathways-contribute-to-the-pathobiology-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-b-cells-by-selective-inhibition-of-akt-and-mapk-signaling
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Inna Gordiienko, Larysa Shlapatska, Valeriia Kholodniuk, Lilia Sklyarenko, Daniel F Gluzman, Edward A Clark, Svetlana P Sidorenko
Cell surface expression of CD150 and CD180 receptors in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) associates with mutational IGHV status and favourable prognosis. Here we show a direct correlation between cell surface expression and colocalization of these receptors on CLL B cells. In the absence of CD150 and CD180 on the cell surface both receptors were expressed in the cytoplasm. The CD150 receptor was colocalized with markers of the endoplasmic reticulum, the Golgi apparatus and early endosomes. In contrast, CD180 was detected preferentially in early endosomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954551/heat-stress-induced-ligand-independent-met-and-egfr-signaling-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Scott M Thompson, Danielle E Jondal, Kim A Butters, Bruce E Knudsen, Jill L Anderson, Matthew P Stokes, Xiaoying Jia, Joseph P Grande, Lewis R Roberts, Matthew R Callstrom, David A Woodrum
PURPOSE: The aims of the present study were two-fold: first, to test the hypothesis that heat stress induces MET and EGFR signaling in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells and inhibition of this signaling decreases HCC clonogenic survival; and second, to identify signaling pathways associated with heat-stress induced MET signaling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MET(+) and EGFR(+) HCC cells were pre-treated with inhibitors to MET, EGFR, PI3K/mTOR or vehicle and subjected to heat stress or control ± HGF or EGF growth factors and assessed by colony formation assay, Western blotting and/or quantitative mass spectrometry...
September 27, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937244/cardiac-at1-receptor-dependent-and-igf1-receptor-independent-signaling-is-activated-by-a-single-bout-of-resistance-exercise
#5
S Fs Melo, V G Barauna, T Fernandes, E C Carmo, C Ro Carvalho, E M Oliveira
AT1 receptor (AT1R) blockade prevents physiological cardiac hypertrophy induced by resistance training. Also, our group showed that a single bout of resistance exercise (RE) activates the AKT/mTOR which was also inhibited by AT1R blocker. Here, we investigated whether IGF1-receptor (IGF1-R) and MAPKs were also activated after a single bout of RE. Wistar rats were divided into Sedentary (SED); Sedentary treated with losartan (SED+LOS); Exercise (EX); and Exercise treated with losartan (EX+LOS). Cardiac tissue was obtained 5 and 30 minutes after 4 sets of 12 repetitions of squat exercise (80%1RM)...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936799/proteomic-features-of-colorectal-cancer-identify-tumor-subtypes-independent-of-oncogenic-mutations-and-independently-predict-relapse-free-survival
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Callisia N Clarke, Michael S Lee, Wei Wei, Ganiraju Manyam, Zhi-Qin Jiang, Yiling Lu, Jeffrey Morris, Bradley Broom, David Menter, Eduardo Vilar-Sanchez, Kanwal Raghav, Cathy Eng, George J Chang, Iris Simon, Rene Bernards, Michael Overman, Gordon B Mills, Dipen Maru, Scott Kopetz
BACKGROUND: The directed study of the functional proteome in colorectal cancer (CRC) has identified critical protein markers and signaling pathways; however, the prognostic relevance of many of these proteins remains unclear. METHODS: We determined the prognostic implications of the functional proteome in 263 CRC tumor samples from patients treated at MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) and 462 patients from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) to identify patterns of protein expression that drive tumorigenesis...
September 21, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912474/rhus-coriaria-increases-protein-ubiquitination-proteasomal-degradation-and-triggers-non-canonical-beclin-1-independent-autophagy-and-apoptotic-cell-death-in-colon-cancer-cells
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Khawlah Athamneh, Hussain El Hasasna, Halima Al Samri, Samir Attoub, Kholoud Arafat, Nehla Benhalilou, Asma Al Rashedi, Yusra Al Dhaheri, Synan AbuQamar, Ali Eid, Rabah Iratni
Colorectal cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Here, we investigated the anticancer effect of Rhus coriaria extract (RCE) on HT-29 and Caco-2 human colorectal cancer cells. We found that RCE significantly inhibited the viability and colony growth of colon cancer cells. Moreover, RCE induced Beclin-1-independent autophagy and subsequent caspase-7-dependent apoptosis. Blocking of autophagy by chloroquine significantly reduced RCE-induced cell death, while blocking of apoptosis had no effect on RCE-induced cell death...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911141/glucagon-decreases-igf-1-bioactivity-in-humans-independently-of-insulin-by-modulating-its-binding-proteins
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Zeinab Sarem, Christiane Bumke-Vogt, Ayman M Mahmoud, Biruhalem Assefa, Martin O Weickert, Aikatarini Adamidou, Volker Bähr, Jan Frystyk, Matthias Möhlig, Joachim Spranger, Stefanie Lieske, Andreas L Birkenfeld, Andreas F H Pfeiffer, Ayman M Arafat
Context: Depending on its lipolytic activity, glucagon plays a promising role in obesity treatment. Glucagon-induced growth hormone (GH) release can promote its effect on lipid metabolism, although the underlying mechanisms have not been well-defined. Objective: The present study highlights the glucagon effect on the GH/insulinlike growth factor 1 (IGF-1)/IGF-binding protein (IGFBP) axis in vivo and in vitro, taking into consideration insulin as a confounding factor...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903409/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...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903330/inhibition-of-hsf1-suppresses-the-growth-of-hepatocarcinoma-cell-lines-in-vitro-and-akt-driven-hepatocarcinogenesis-in-mice
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Antonio Cigliano, Chunmei Wang, Maria G Pilo, Marta Szydlowska, Stefania Brozzetti, Gavinella Latte, Giovanni M Pes, Rosa M Pascale, Maria A Seddaiu, Gianpaolo Vidili, Silvia Ribback, Frank Dombrowski, Matthias Evert, Xin Chen, Diego F Calvisi
Upregulation of the heat shock transcription factor 1 (HSF1) has been described as a frequent event in many cancer types, but its oncogenic role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains poorly delineated. In the present study, we assessed the function(s) of HSF1 in hepatocarcinogenesis via in vitro and in vivo approaches. In particular, we determined the importance of HSF1 on v-Akt murine thymoma viral oncogene homolog (AKT)-induced liver cancer development in mice. We found that knockdown of HSF1 activity via specific siRNA triggered growth restraint by suppressing cell proliferation and inducing massive cell apoptosis in human HCC cell lines...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887321/lncrna-pagbc-acts-as-a-microrna-sponge-and-promotes-gallbladder-tumorigenesis
#11
Xiang-Song Wu, Fang Wang, Huai-Feng Li, Yun-Ping Hu, Lin Jiang, Fei Zhang, Mao-Lan Li, Xu-An Wang, Yun-Peng Jin, Yi-Jian Zhang, Wei Lu, Wen-Guang Wu, Yi-Jun Shu, Hao Weng, Yang Cao, Run-Fa Bao, Hai-Bin Liang, Zheng Wang, Yi-Chi Zhang, Wei Gong, Lei Zheng, Shu-Han Sun, Ying-Bin Liu
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play roles in the development and progression of many cancers; however, the contributions of lncRNAs to human gallbladder cancer (GBC) remain largely unknown. In this study, we identify a group of differentially expressed lncRNAs in human GBC tissues, including prognosis-associated gallbladder cancer lncRNA (lncRNA-PAGBC), which we find to be an independent prognostic marker in GBC Functional analysis indicates that lncRNA-PAGBC promotes tumour growth and metastasis of GBC cells...
October 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886153/tumor-size-and-proliferative-marker-geminin-rather-than-ki67-expression-levels-significantly-associated-with-maximum-uptake-of-18f-deoxyglucose-levels-on-positron-emission-tomography-for-breast-cancers
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Arisa Nishimukai, Natsuko Inoue, Ayako Kira, Masashi Takeda, Koji Morimoto, Kazuhiro Araki, Kazuhiro Kitajima, Takahiro Watanabe, Seiichi Hirota, Toyomasa Katagiri, Shoji Nakamori, Kouhei Akazawa, Yasuo Miyoshi
It has been well established that maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) for 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) is clinically useful for evaluating treatment efficacy as well as predicting prognosis of breast cancer patients. Although SUVmax reflects increased glucose uptake and metabolism possibly induced by activation of growth factor signaling or TP53 dysfunction, tumor characteristics of SUVmax-high breast cancers remain to be elucidated. For the present study, we used immunohistochemical staining to investigate expressions of phospho-ribosomal protein S6 (pS6, downstream molecule of phosphatidyl inositol 3-kinase/Akt/mammalian target of the rapamycin/S6K pathway) and phosphor-p44/42 mitogen-activated protein kinase (pMAPK)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886081/orexin-a-affects-hepg2-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-glucose-metabolism-via-hif-1%C3%AE-dependent-and-independent-mechanism
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Xing Wan, Yuanyuan Liu, Yuyan Zhao, Xiaoqi Sun, Dongxiao Fan, Lei Guo
Orexins are hypothalamic neuropeptides that regulate feeding, reward, wakefulness and energy homeostasis. The present study sought to characterize the involvement of orexin A in glucose metabolism in HepG2 human hepatocellular carcinoma cells, and investigated the role of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) in the response. HepG2 cells were exposed to different concentrations of orexin A (10-9 to 10-7 M) in vitro, without or with the orexin receptor 1 (OX1R) inhibitor (SB334867), HIF-1α inhibitor (YC-1) or a combination of both inhibitors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844784/dieldrin-induced-neurotoxicity-involves-impaired-mitochondrial-bioenergetics-and-an-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-response-in-rat-dopaminergic-cells
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Jordan T Schmidt, Anna Rushin, Jonna Boyda, Christopher Laurence Souders, Christopher J Martyniuk
Mitochondria are sensitive targets of environmental chemicals. Dieldrin (DLD) is an organochlorine pesticide that remains a human health concern due to high lipid bioaccumulation, and it has been epidemiologically associated to an increased risk for Parkinson's disease (PD). As mitochondrial dysfunction is involved in the etiology of PD, this study aimed to determine whether DLD impaired mitochondrial bioenergetics in dopaminergic cells. Rat immortalized dopaminergic N27 cells were treated for 24 or 48h with one dose of either a solvent control, 2...
August 24, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837154/akt2-suppresses-pro-survival-autophagy-triggered-by-dna-double-strand-breaks-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
#15
Nina Seiwert, Carina Neitzel, Svenja Stroh, Teresa Frisan, Marc Audebert, Mahmoud Toulany, Bernd Kaina, Jörg Fahrer
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are critical DNA lesions, which threaten genome stability and cell survival. DSBs are directly induced by ionizing radiation (IR) and radiomimetic agents, including the cytolethal distending toxin (CDT). This bacterial genotoxin harbors a unique DNase-I-like endonuclease activity. Here we studied the role of DSBs induced by CDT and IR as a trigger of autophagy, which is a cellular degradation process involved in cell homeostasis, genome protection and cancer. The regulatory mechanisms of DSB-induced autophagy were analyzed, focusing on the ATM-p53-mediated DNA damage response and AKT signaling in colorectal cancer cells...
August 24, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801734/fibrinogen-promotes-malignant-biological-tumor-behavior-involving-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-via-the-p-akt-p-mtor-pathway-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#16
Fei Zhang, Yun Wang, Peng Sun, Zhi-Qiang Wang, De-Shen Wang, Dong-Sheng Zhang, Feng-Hua Wang, Jian-Hua Fu, Rui-Hua Xu, Yu-Hong Li
PURPOSE: Hyperfibrinogenemia is associated with unfavorable prognosis and advanced tumor behavior in various malignancies, including esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, its biological function in ESCC is unknown. The present study was designed to further validate the prognostic value of preoperative plasma hyperfibrinogenemia and evaluate the biological role of fibrinogen, as well as the underlying mechanism in ESCC. METHODS: Data from 452 cases with newly diagnosed ESCC followed by curative surgery between 2006 and 2010 were retrospectively evaluated...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794477/up-regulation-of-brca1-associated-ring-domain-1-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-progression-by-targeting-akt-signaling
#17
Yan Liao, Shengguang Yuan, Xinhuang Chen, Pengpeng Zhu, Jun Li, Liling Qin, Weijia Liao
The present study was designed to investigate the potential clinical, pathological, prognostic value, role and mechanism of BRCA1-associated RING Domain 1 (BARD1) in Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Quantitative real-time PCR and immunohistochemistry were performed to evaluate the expression of BARD1 mRNA and protein. The expression of BARD1 in the HCC tissue samples was markedly higher than that in the adjacent noncancerous liver tissues. Elevated BARD1 expression was positively correlated with tumor-node-metastasis stage, Barcelona-Clinic Liver Cancer stage, hepatitis B surface antigen, large tumor size, serum alpha-fetoprotein levels, and serum aspartate aminotransferase levels...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789624/hedgehog-inhibitor-sonidegib-potentiates-177-lu-octreotate-therapy-of-got1-human-small-intestine-neuroendocrine-tumors-in-nude-mice
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Johan Spetz, Britta Langen, Nils Rudqvist, Toshima Z Parris, Khalil Helou, Ola Nilsson, Eva Forssell-Aronsson
BACKGROUND: (177)Lu-octreotate can be used to treat somatostatin receptor expressing neuroendocrine tumors. It is highly effective in animal models, but clinical studies have so far only demonstrated low cure rates. Hedgehog inhibitors have shown therapeutic effect as monotherapy in neuroendocrine tumor model systems and might be one option to enhance the efficacy of (177)Lu-octreotate therapy. The aim of this study was to determine the therapeutic effect of combination therapy using (177)Lu-octreotate and the Hedgehog signaling pathway inhibitor sonidegib...
August 8, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782620/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-cortex-eucommiae-via-modulation-of-the-toll-like-receptor-4-pathway-in-lipopolysaccharide-stimulated-raw-264-7-macrophages
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Wonil Koh, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, In-Hee Lee, Sang Kook Lee, In-Hyuk Ha, Hwa-Jin Chung
ETHNOPHARMOCOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cortex Eucommiae (CE), the bark of Eucommia ulmoides Oliv., has been traditionally used for its kidney-tonifying and bone- and tendon-enhancing properties in Korea, China, and Japan. CE has been historically prescribed for inflammatory conditions such as arthritis of the knee and ankle. AIM OF THE STUDY: Although CE has recently been shown to suppress inflammation in scientific studies, whether this effect involves modulation of the toll-like receptor 4 (TLR-4) pathway is currently unknown...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777148/new-mechanisms-of-mtor-pathway-activation-in-kit-mutant-malignant-gists
#20
Jerzy Lasota, Artur Kowalik, Anna Felisiak-Golabek, Sebastian Zięba, Zeng-Feng Wang, Markku Miettinen
A great majority of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are primarily driven by gain-of-function KIT receptor tyrosine kinase mutations that subsequently lead to activation of phosphatidiylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway, a downstream effector of KIT signaling. KIT tyrosine kinase inhibitor, imatinib mesylate, has been successfully used for the treatment of primary, advanced, and disseminated GISTs. Recently, activation of mTOR pathway independent of KIT signaling was demonstrated in imatinib mesylate naïve malignant GISTs and treatment-resistant metastatic tumors...
August 2, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
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