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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926875/ship2-regulates-lumen-generation-cell-division-and-ciliogenesis-through-the-control-of-basolateral-to-apical-lumen-localization-of-aurora-a-and-hef-1
#1
Ola Hamze-Komaiha, Sokavuth Sarr, Yannick Arlot-Bonnemains, Didier Samuel, Ama Gassama-Diagne
Lumen formation during epithelial morphogenesis requires the creation of a luminal space at cell interfaces named apical membrane-initiation sites (AMISs). This is dependent upon integrated signaling from mechanical and biochemical cues, vesicle trafficking, cell division, and processes tightly coupled to ciliogenesis. Deciphering relationships between polarity determinants and lumen or cilia generation remains a fundamental issue. Here, we report that Src homology 2 domain-containing inositol 5-phosphatase 2 (SHIP2), a basolateral determinant of polarity, regulates RhoA-dependent actin contractility and cell division to form AMISs...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910998/aurora-a-shines-on-t-cell-activation-through-the-regulation-of-lck
#2
Noelia Blas-Rus, Eugenio Bustos-Morán, Noa B Martín-Cófreces, Francisco Sánchez-Madrid
Different protein kinases control signaling emanating from the T cell receptor (TCR) during antigen-specific T cell activation. Mitotic kinases, e.g. Aurora-A, have been widely studied in the context of mitosis due to their role during microtubule (MT) nucleation, becoming critical regulators of cell cycle progression. We have recently described a specific role for Aurora-A kinase in antigenic T cell activation. Blockade of Aurora-A in T cells severely disrupts the dynamics of MTs and CD3ζ-bearing signaling vesicles during T cell activation...
December 2, 2016: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909956/docking-and-three-dimensional-quantitative-structure-activity-relationship-analyses-of-imidazole-and-thiazolidine-derivatives-as-aurora-a-kinase-inhibitors
#3
Chaeuk Im
Aurora A kinase is involved in the inactivation of apoptosis leading to ovarian, breast, colon, and pancreatic cancers. Inhibitors of Aurora A kinase promote aberrant mitosis resulting in arrest at a pseudo G1 state to induce mitotic catastrophe, ultimately leading to apoptosis. In this study, ligand-based and docking-based three-dimensional quantitative structure-activity relationship (3D-QSAR) analyses of imidazole and thiazolidine derivatives as potential Aurora A kinase inhibitors were performed. The results provided highly reliable and predictive 3D-QSAR comparative molecular similarity index analysis (CoMSIA) models with a cross-validated q(2) value of 0...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887633/antitumor-activity-of-ty-011-against-gastric-cancer-by-inhibiting-aurora-a-aurora-b-and-vegfr2-kinases
#4
Wang Liu, Yu Lu, Xiaoping Chai, Xiao Liu, Tong Zhu, Xihan Wu, Yanfen Fang, Xuan Liu, Xiongwen Zhang
BACKGROUND: Overexpression of Aurora A and B has been reported in a wide range of tumor types, including gastric cancer. Anti-angiogenesis has been considered as an important therapeutic modality in advanced gastric cancer. Here we identified a novel compound TY-011 with promising antitumor activity by targeting mitotic kinases (Aurora A and B) and angiogenic receptor tyrosine kinase (VEGFR2). METHODS: HTRF® KinEASE™ assay was used to detect the effect of TY-011 against Aurora A, Aurora B and VEGFR2 activities...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837025/structural-basis-of-n-myc-binding-by-aurora-a-and-its-destabilization-by-kinase-inhibitors
#5
Mark W Richards, Selena G Burgess, Evon Poon, Anne Carstensen, Martin Eilers, Louis Chesler, Richard Bayliss
Myc family proteins promote cancer by inducing widespread changes in gene expression. Their rapid turnover by the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway is regulated through phosphorylation of Myc Box I and ubiquitination by the E3 ubiquitin ligase SCF(FbxW7) However, N-Myc protein (the product of the MYCN oncogene) is stabilized in neuroblastoma by the protein kinase Aurora-A in a manner that is sensitive to certain Aurora-A-selective inhibitors. Here we identify a direct interaction between the catalytic domain of Aurora-A and a site flanking Myc Box I that also binds SCF(FbxW7) We determined the crystal structure of the complex between Aurora-A and this region of N-Myc to 1...
November 29, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831827/mitotic-entry-the-interplay-between-cdk1-plk1-and-bora
#6
Alfonso Parrilla, Luca Cirillo, Yann Thomas, Monica Gotta, Lionel Pintard, Anna Santamaria
Polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1) is an important mitotic kinase that is crucial for entry into mitosis after recovery from DNA damage-induced cell cycle arrest. Plk1 activation is promoted by the conserved protein Bora (SPAT-1 in C. elegans), which stimulates the phosphorylation of a conserved residue in the activation loop by the Aurora A kinase. In a recent article published in Cell Reports, we show that the master mitotic kinase Cdk1 contributes to Plk1 activation through SPAT-1/Bora phosphorylation. We identified 3 conserved Sp/Tp residues that are located in the N-terminal, most conserved part, of SPAT-1/Bora...
November 10, 2016: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825092/phosphorylation-and-activation-of-androgen-receptor-by-aurora-a
#7
Shao-Kun Shu, Qiyuan Liu, Domenico Coppola, Jin Q Cheng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 21, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825080/identification-of-aurora-a-as-a-direct-target-of-e2f3-during-g2-m-cell-cycle-progression
#8
Lili He, Hua Yang, Yihong Ma, W Jack Pledger, W Douglas Cress, Jin Q Cheng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 21, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824120/aurora-a-kinase-inhibitor-aki603-induces-cellular-senescence-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-cells-harboring-t315i-mutation
#9
Le-Xun Wang, Jun-Dan Wang, Jia-Jie Chen, Bing Long, Ling-Ling Liu, Xi-Xiang Tu, Yu Luo, Yuan Hu, Dong-Jun Lin, Gui Lu, Zi-Jie Long, Quentin Liu
The emergence of resistance to imatinib mediated by mutations in the BCR-ABL has become a major challenge in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Alternative therapeutic strategies to override imatinib-resistant CML are urgently needed. In this study, we investigated the effect of AKI603, a novel small molecule inhibitor of Aurora kinase A (AurA) to overcome resistance mediated by BCR-ABL-T315I mutation. Our results showed that AKI603 exhibited strong anti-proliferative activity in leukemic cells...
November 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816996/alisertib-demonstrates-significant-antitumor-activity-in-bevacizumab-resistant-patient-derived-orthotopic-models-of-glioblastoma
#10
C Kurokawa, H Geekiyanage, C Allen, I Iankov, M Schroeder, B Carlson, K Bakken, J Sarkaria, J A Ecsedy, A D'Assoro, B Friday, E Galanis
Aurora A kinase (AURKA), a member of the serine/threonine kinase family, plays a critical role in cell division, and it is widely overexpressed in a variety of tumors including glioblastoma (GBM). Alisertib (MLN8237) is an orally administered selective AURKA inhibitor with potent antiproliferative activity, currently undergoing clinical testing in different tumor types. In vitro evaluation of alisertib against the primary GBM lines, GBM6, GBM10, GBM12 and GBM39 showed significant antitumor activity with IC50s ranging between 30 and 95 nM...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793005/methylation-associated-silencing-of-microrna-129-3p-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-invasion-and-metastasis-of-hepatocelluar-cancer-by-targeting-aurora-a
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Shiyun Cui, Kai Zhang, Chen Li, Jing Chen, Yan Pan, Bing Feng, Lei Lu, Ziman Zhu, Rui Wang, Longbang Chen
Metastasis and recurrence has become one major obstacle for further improving the survival of hepatocelluar cancer (HCC) patients. Therefore, it is critical to elucidate the mechanisms involved in HCC metastasis. This study aimed to investigate the roles of microRNA (miR)-129-3p in HCC metastasis and its possible molecular mechanisms. By using microarray analysis to compare levels of different miRNAs in HCC tissues with or without lymph node metastasis (LNM), we showed that HCC tissues with LNM had reduced levels of miR-129-3p, which was related to its promoter hypermethylation and correlated with tumor metastasis, recurrence and poor prognosis...
October 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782824/the-c-terminal-domain-of-tpx2-is-made-of-alpha-helical-tandem-repeats
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Luis Sanchez-Pulido, Laurent Perez, Steffen Kuhn, Isabelle Vernos, Miguel A Andrade-Navarro
BACKGROUND: TPX2 (Targeting Protein for Xklp2) is essential for spindle assembly, activation of the mitotic kinase Aurora A and for triggering microtubule nucleation. Homologs of TPX2 in Chordata and plants were previously identified. Currently, proteins of the TPX2 family have little structural information and only small parts are covered by defined protein domains. METHODS: We have used computational sequence analyses and structural predictions of proteins of the TPX2 family, supported with Circular Dichroism (CD) measurements...
October 26, 2016: BMC Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775325/a-tpx2-proteomimetic-has-enhanced-affinity-for-aurora-a-due-to-hydrocarbon-stapling-of-a-helix
#13
Yana K Rennie, Patrick J McIntyre, Tito Akindele, Richard Bayliss, Andrew G Jamieson
Inhibition of protein kinases using ATP-competitive compounds is an important strategy in drug discovery. In contrast, the allosteric regulation of kinases through the disruption of protein-protein interactions has not been widely adopted, despite the potential for selective targeting. Aurora-A kinase regulates mitotic entry and mitotic spindle assembly, and is a promising target for anti-cancer therapy. The microtubule-associated protein TPX2 activates Aurora-A through binding to two sites. Aurora-A recognition is mediated by two motifs within the first 43 residues of TPX2, connected by a flexible linker...
October 24, 2016: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764771/epigenetic-silencing-of-mir-137-contributes-to-early-colorectal-carcinogenesis-by-impaired-aurora-a-inhibition
#14
Yu-Chuan Huang, Chung-Ta Lee, Jenq-Chang Lee, Yao-Wen Liu, Ying-Jen Chen, Joseph T Tseng, Jui-Wen Kang, Bor-Shyang Sheu, Bo-Wen Lin, Liang-Yi Hung
MicorRNA-137 is silenced in human colorectal cancer tissues and colon polyps. Our study showed that the decreased expression of miR-137 is significantly different in various types of polyp which maintain different potentials to lead to CRC development. The expression of miR-137 gradually decreases during the process of colorectal carcinogenesis. Receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC) analysis indicates that the loss of miR-137 expression in colon polyps can serve as a biomarker to predict the predisposition of colorectal carcinogenesis...
October 18, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759154/aurora-a-an-expedition-to-the-pole-of-the-spindle-in-xenopus-egg-extracts
#15
Jacek Z Kubiak, Claude Prigent
The aim of this short review is to describe the contribution of Xenopus laevis egg extracts to the discovery and understanding of the regulation and function of the serine/threonine kinase Aurora-A. The power of these extracts to recapitulate cell cycle events makes them a precious tool to decipher complex biological processes at the molecular level, including the mechanisms that affect Aurora-A (post-translational modifications) and mechanisms in which Aurora-A plays a crucial role (bipolar spindle assembly)...
2016: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721411/inhibition-of-polo-like-kinase-1-during-the-dna-damage-response-is-mediated-through-loss-of-aurora-a-recruitment-by-bora
#16
W Bruinsma, M Aprelia, I García-Santisteban, J Kool, Y J Xu, R H Medema
When cells in G2 phase are challenged with DNA damage, several key mitotic regulators such as Cdk1/Cyclin B, Aurora A and Plk1 are inhibited to prevent entry into mitosis. Here we have studied how inhibition of Plk1 is established after DNA damage. Using a Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET)-based biosensor for Plk1 activity, we show that inhibition of Plk1 after DNA damage occurs with relatively slow kinetics and is entirely dependent on loss of Plk1-T210 phosphorylation. As T210 is phosphorylated by the kinase Aurora A in conjunction with its co-factor Bora, we investigated how they are affected by DNA damage...
October 10, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713168/the-aurora-kinase-a-inhibitor-tc-a2317-disrupts-mitotic-progression-and-inhibits-cancer-cell-proliferation
#17
Yoo Hong Min, Wootae Kim, Ja-Eun Kim
Mitotic progression is crucial for the maintenance of chromosomal stability. A proper progression is ensured by the activities of multiple kinases. One of these enzymes, the serine/threonine kinase Aurora A, is required for proper mitosis through the regulation of centrosome and spindle assembly. In this study, we functionally characterized a newly developed Aurora kinase A inhibitor, TC-A2317. In human lung cancer cells, TC-A2317 slowed proliferation by causing aberrant formation of centrosome and microtubule spindles and prolonging the duration of mitosis...
October 4, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669693/mechanisms-of-ciliogenesis-suppression-in-dividing-cells
#18
Hidemasa Goto, Hironori Inaba, Masaki Inagaki
The primary cilium is a non-motile and microtubule-enriched protrusion ensheathed by plasma membrane. Primary cilia function as mechano/chemosensors and signaling hubs and their disorders predispose to a wide spectrum of human diseases. Most types of cells assemble their primary cilia in response to cellular quiescence, whereas they start to retract the primary cilia upon cell-cycle reentry. The retardation of ciliary resorption process has been shown to delay cell-cycle progression to the S or M phase after cell-cycle reentry...
September 26, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638695/aurora-a-kinase-amplifies-a-midzone-phosphorylation-gradient-to-promote-high-fidelity-cytokinesis
#19
Anna A Ye, Julia Torabi, Thomas J Maresca
During cytokinesis, aurora B kinase (ABK) relocalizes from centromeres to the spindle midzone, where it is thought to provide a spatial cue for cytokinesis. While global ABK inhibition in Drosophila S2 cells results in macro- and multi-nucleated large cells, mislocalization of midzone ABK (mABK) by depletion of Subito (Drosophila MKLP2) does not cause notable cytokinesis defects. Subito depletion was, therefore, used to investigate the contribution of other molecules and redundant pathways to cytokinesis in the absence of mABK...
August 2016: Biological Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626703/pml-rara-inhibits-pten-expression-in-hematopoietic-cells-by-competing-with-pu-1-transcriptional-activity
#20
Nélida Inés Noguera, Maria Liliana Piredda, Riccardo Taulli, Gianfranco Catalano, Giulia Angelini, Girish Gaur, Clara Nervi, Maria Teresa Voso, Andrea Lunardi, Pier Paolo Pandolfi, Francesco Lo-Coco
Acute promyelocitic leukemia (APL) is characterized by the pathognomonic presence in leukemic blasts of the hybrid protein PML/RARA, that acts as a transcriptional repressor impairing the expression of genes that are critical to myeloid differentiation. Here, we show that primary blasts from APL patients express lower levels of the oncosuppressor protein PTEN, as compared to blast cells from other AML subtypes or normal bone marrow, and demonstrate that PML-RARA directly inhibits PTEN expression. We show that All-Trans Retinoic Acid (ATRA) triggers in APL cells an active chromatin status at the core regulatory region of the PTEN promoter, that allows the binding of the myeloid-regulating transcription factor PU...
September 10, 2016: Oncotarget
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