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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207834/a-cyclin-dependent-kinase-inhibitor-dinaciclib-in-preclinical-treatment-models-of-thyroid-cancer
#1
Shu-Fu Lin, Jen-Der Lin, Chuen Hsueh, Ting-Chao Chou, Richard J Wong
BACKGROUND: We explored the therapeutic effects of dinaciclib, a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitor, in the treatment of thyroid cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven cell lines originating from three pathologic types of thyroid cancer (papillary, follicular and anaplastic) were studied. The cytotoxicity of dinaciclib was measured using a lactate dehydrogenase assay. The expression of proteins associated with cell cycle and apoptosis was assessed using Western blot analysis and immunofluorescence microscopy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205582/aurora-a-regulates-expression-of-ar-v7-in-models-of-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer
#2
Dominic Jones, Martin Noble, Steve R Wedge, Craig N Robson, Luke Gaughan
Androgen receptor variants (AR-Vs) provide a mechanism of therapy evasion in castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), yet mechanisms of regulation remain largely unknown. Here we investigate the role of Aurora A kinase on AR-Vs in models of CRPC and show depletion of Aurora A reduces AR-V target gene expression. Importantly, knockdown of Aurora A reconfigures splicing of AR pre-mRNA to discriminately down-regulate synthesis of AR-V transcripts, including AR-V7, without effecting full-length AR mRNA; and as a consequence, AR-V-driven proliferation and survival of CRPC cells is markedly reduced...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202658/mechanisms-for-nonmitotic-activation-of-aurora-a-at-cilia
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REVIEW
Vladislav Korobeynikov, Alexander Y Deneka, Erica A Golemis
Overexpression of the Aurora kinase A (AURKA) is oncogenic in many tumors. Many studies of AURKA have focused on activities of this kinase in mitosis, and elucidated the mechanisms by which AURKA activity is induced at the G2/M boundary through interactions with proteins such as TPX2 and NEDD9. These studies have informed the development of small molecule inhibitors of AURKA, of which a number are currently under preclinical and clinical assessment. While the first activities defined for AURKA were its control of centrosomal maturation and organization of the mitotic spindle, an increasing number of studies over the past decade have recognized a separate biological function of AURKA, in controlling disassembly of the primary cilium, a small organelle protruding from the cell surface that serves as a signaling platform...
February 8, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188792/recruitment-of-pp1-to-the-centrosomal-scaffold-protein-cep192
#4
Isha Nasa, Laura Trinkle-Mulcahy, P Douglas, Sibapriya Chaudhuri, S P Lees-Miller, Kyung S Lee, Greg B Moorhead
Centrosomal protein of 192 kDa (CEP192) is a scaffolding protein that recruits the mitotic protein kinases Aurora A and PLK1 to the centrosome. Here we demonstrate that CEP192 also recruits the type one protein phosphatase (PP1) via a highly conserved KHVTF docking motif. The threonine of the KHVTF motif is phosphorylated during mitosis and protein kinase inhibition studies suggest this to be a PLK1-dependent process.
February 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188776/aurora-a-overexpression-aurka-is-driven-by-foxm1-and-mapk-erk-activation-in-melanoma-cells-harbouring-braf-or-nras-mutations-impact-on-melanoma-prognosis-and-therapy
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Joan Anton Puig-Butille, Antònia Vinyals, Josep R Ferreres, Paula Aguilera, Eduard Cabré, Gemma Tell-Martí, Joaquim Marcoval, Francesca Mateo, Luís Palomero, Celia Badenas, Josep M Piulats, Josep Malvehy, Miquel A Pujana, Susana Puig, Àngels Fabra
The cell cycle-related genes AURORA A and Forkhead box M1 (FOXM1) are overexpressed in melanoma. We show here that AURKA overexpression is associated with poor prognosis in three independent cohorts of melanoma patients and correlates with the presence of genomic amplification of AURKA locus and BRAF(V600E) mutation. AURKA overexpression may also be driven to increased promoter activation through elements such as ETS and FOXM1 found within the 5' proximal promoter region. Activated MAPK-ERK signalling pathway mediates robust AURKA promoter activation, thereby knockdown of BRAF(V600E) and ERK inhibition results in reduced AURKA transcription and expression...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178649/3-hydroxy-4-methoxy-%C3%AE-methyl-%C3%AE-nitrostyrene-inhibits-tumor-igenesis-in-colorectal-cancer-cells-through-ros-mediated-dna-damage-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Chun-Hao Tsai, Amos C Hung, Yuan-Yin Chen, Ya-Wen Chiu, Pei-Wen Hsieh, Yi-Chen Lee, Yu-Han Su, Po-Chih Chang, Stephen Chu-Sung Hu, Shyng-Shiou F Yuan
The β-nitrostyrene family has been shown to suppress cell proliferation and induce apoptosis in types of various cancers. However, the mechanisms underlying the anticancer effects of β-nitrostyrenes in colorectal cancer remain poorly understood. In this study, we synthesized a β-nitrostyrene derivative, CYT-Rx20 (3'-hydroxy-4'-methoxy-β-methyl-β-nitrostyrene), and investigated its anticancer activities in human colorectal cancer cells both in vitro and in vivo. Our findings showed that treatment with CYT-Rx20 reduced cell viability and induced DNA damage in colorectal cancer cells...
February 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178640/a-phase-i-ii-study-of-the-investigational-drug-alisertib-in-combination-with-abiraterone-and-prednisone-for-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-progressing-on-abiraterone
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Jianqing Lin, Sheel A Patel, Ashwin R Sama, Jean H Hoffman-Censits, Brooke Kennedy, Deborah Kilpatrick, Zhong Ye, Hushan Yang, Zhaomei Mu, Benjamin Leiby, Nancy Lewis, Massimo Cristofanilli, William Kevin Kelly
LESSONS LEARNED: Patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer did not tolerate the combination of alisertib with abiraterone and prednisone.There was no clear signal indicating that adding alisertib might be beneficial for those patients progressing on abiraterone. BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that Aurora A kinase (AK) contributes to castrate resistance in prostate cancer (PCa) and that inhibiting AK with alisertib can resensitize PCa cells to androgen receptor (AR) inhibitor abiraterone...
November 2016: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177880/aurora-kinase-a-interacts-with-h-ras-and-potentiates-ras-mapk-signaling
#8
MaKendra Umstead, Jinglin Xiong, Qi Qi, Yuhong Du, Haian Fu
In cancer, upregulated Ras promotes cellular transformation and proliferation in part through activation of oncogenic Ras-MAPK signaling. While directly inhibiting Ras has proven challenging, new insights into Ras regulation through protein-protein interactions may offer unique opportunities for therapeutic intervention. Here we report the identification and validation of Aurora kinase A (Aurora A) as a novel Ras binding protein. We demonstrate that the kinase domain of Aurora A mediates the interaction with the N-terminal domain of H-Ras...
February 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167680/aurora-a-twist1-axis-promotes-highly-aggressive-phenotypes-in-pancreatic-carcinoma
#9
Jing Wang, Kumar Nikhil, Keith Viccaro, Lei Chang, Max Jacobsen, George Sandusky, Kavita Shah
We uncovered a crucial role of Aurora kinase A (AURKA)-Twist1 axis in promoting epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and chemoresistance in pancreatic cancer. Twist1 is the first EMT-specific target of AURKA that was identified using an innovative screen. AURKA phosphorylates Twist1 at three sites, which results in its multifaceted regulation- AURKA inhibits its ubiquitylation, increases transcriptional activity, and favors homodimerization. Twist1 reciprocates and prevents AURKA degradation, thereby triggering a feedback loop...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166210/a-water-mediated-allosteric-network-governs-activation-of-aurora-kinase-a
#10
Soreen Cyphers, Emily F Ruff, Julie M Behr, John D Chodera, Nicholas M Levinson
The catalytic activity of many protein kinases is controlled by conformational changes of a conserved Asp-Phe-Gly (DFG) motif. We used an infrared probe to track the DFG motif of the mitotic kinase Aurora A (AurA) and found that allosteric activation by the spindle-associated protein Tpx2 involves an equilibrium shift toward the active DFG-in state. Förster resonance energy transfer experiments show that the activation loop undergoes a nanometer-scale movement that is tightly coupled to the DFG equilibrium...
February 6, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147341/aurora-kinases-novel-therapy-targets-in-cancers
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REVIEW
Anqun Tang, Keyu Gao, Laili Chu, Rui Zhang, Jing Yang, Junnian Zheng
Aurora kinases, a family of serine/threonine kinases, consisting of Aurora A (AURKA), Aurora B (AURKB) and Aurora C (AURKC), are essential kinases for cell division via regulating mitosis especially the process of chromosomal segregation. Besides regulating mitosis, Aurora kinases have been implicated in regulating meiosis. The deletion of Aurora kinases could lead to failure of cell division and impair the embryonic development. Overexpression or gene amplification of Aurora kinases has been clarified in a number of cancers...
January 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147331/aurora-a-kinase-inhibition-enhances-oncolytic-herpes-virotherapy-through-cytotoxic-synergy-and-innate-cellular-immune-modulation
#12
Mark A Currier, Les Sprague, Tilat A Rizvi, Brooke Nartker, Chun-Yu Chen, Pin-Yi Wang, Brian J Hutzen, Meghan R Franczek, Ami V Patel, Katherine E Chaney, Keri A Streby, Jeffrey A Ecsedy, Joe Conner, Nancy Ratner, Timothy P Cripe
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) and neuroblastoma models respond to the investigational small molecule Aurora A kinase inhibitor, alisertib. We previously reported that MPNST and neuroblastomas are also susceptible to oncolytic herpes virus (oHSV) therapy. Herein, we show that combination of alisertib and HSV1716(HSV1716), a virus derived from HSV-1 and attenuated by deletion of RL1, exhibits significantly increased antitumor efficacy compared to either monotherapy. Alisertib and HSV1716 reduced tumor growth and increased survival in two xenograft models of MPNST and neuroblastoma...
January 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108243/tpx2-as-a-prognostic-indicator-and-potential-therapeutic-target-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
#13
Zachary A Glaser, Harold D Love, Shunhua Guo, Lan Gellert, Sam S Chang, Stanley Duke Herrell, Daniel A Barocas, David F Penson, Michael S Cookson, Peter E Clark
OBJECTIVES: Our aims were to determine if targeting protein for Xklp2 (TPX2) is correlated with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) histology and oncologic outcomes using The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and an institutional tissue microarray (TMA). METHODS: Clinicopathological data obtained from the TCGA consisted of 415 samples diagnosed with ccRCC. A TMA was constructed from tumors of 207 patients who underwent radical nephrectomy for ccRCC. TPX2 expression by immunohistochemistry on TMA was assessed by a genitourinary pathologist...
January 17, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105936/pathways-of-aging-comparative-analysis-of-gene-signatures-in-replicative-senescence-and-stress-induced-premature-senescence
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Kamil C Kural, Neetu Tandon, Mikhail Skoblov, Olga V Kel-Margoulis, Ancha V Baranova
BACKGROUND: In culturing normal diploid cells, senescence may either happen naturally, in the form of replicative senescence, or it may be a consequence of external challenges such as oxidative stress. Here we present a comparative analysis aimed at reconstruction of molecular cascades specific for replicative (RS) and stressinduced senescence (SIPS) in human fibroblasts. RESULTS: An involvement of caspase-3/keratin-18 pathway and serine/threonine kinase Aurora A/ MDM2 pathway was shared between RS and SIPS...
December 28, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105161/rna-interference-targeting-aurora-a-sensitizes-glioblastoma-cells-to-temozolomide-chemotherapy
#15
Jing Gan, Fangfang Wang, Dezhi Mu, Yi Qu, Rong Luo, Qiu Wang
Clinically, temozolomide (TMZ) is widely used in glioblastoma (GBM) treatment. However, the toxicity of TMZ may influence the quality of patient life. Thus, novel treatment options for sensitizing GBM cells to TMZ chemotherapy are necessary. Aurora-A is widely expressed in GBM and correlated with poor prognosis. It has been proven to be an effective target for gene therapy and chemotherapy. In the present study, short hairpin (sh)RNA targeting Aurora-A was employed to knockdown Aurora-A expression in GBM cells...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101375/aurora-a-promotes-the-establishment-of-spindle-assembly-checkpoint-by-priming-the-haspin-aurora-b-feedback-loop-in-late-g2-phase
#16
Fazhi Yu, Ya Jiang, Lucy Lu, Mimi Cao, Yulong Qiao, Xing Liu, Dan Liu, Terry Van Dyke, Fangwei Wang, Xuebiao Yao, Jing Guo, Zhenye Yang
Aurora-A kinase functions mainly in centrosome maturation, separation and spindle formation. It has also been found to be amplified or overexpressed in a range of solid tumors, which is linked with tumor progression and poor prognosis. Importantly, Aurora-A inhibitors are being studied in a number of ongoing clinical trials. However, whether and how Aurora-A has a role in the regulation of the mitotic checkpoint is controversial. Additionally, the function of nuclear-accumulated Aurora-A in late G2 phase is not clear...
2017: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079881/translational-upregulation-of-aurora-a-by-hnrnp-q1-contributes-to-cell-proliferation-and-tumorigenesis-in-colorectal-cancer
#17
Chien-Hsien Lai, Yu-Chuan Huang, Jenq-Chang Lee, Joseph Ta-Chien Tseng, Kung-Chao Chang, Yen-Ju Chen, Nai-Jhu Ding, Pao-Hsuan Huang, Wen-Chang Chang, Bo-Wen Lin, Ruo-Yu Chen, Yu-Chu Wang, Yi-Chien Lai, Liang-Yi Hung
By using RNA-immunoprecipitation assay following next-generation sequencing, a group of cell cycle-related genes targeted by hnRNP Q1 were identified, including Aurora-A kinase. Overexpressed hnRNP Q1 can upregulate Aurora-A protein, but not alter the mRNA level, through enhancing the translational efficiency of Aurora-A mRNA, either in a cap-dependent or -independent manner, by interacting with the 5'-UTR of Aurora-A mRNA through its RNA-binding domains (RBDs) 2 and 3. By ribosomal profiling assay further confirmed the translational regulation of Aurora-A mRNA by hnRNP Q1...
January 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077684/targeting-aurora-kinase-a-and-jak2-prevents-gvhd-while-maintaining-treg-and-antitumor-ctl-function
#18
Brian C Betts, Anandharaman Veerapathran, Joseph Pidala, Hua Yang, Pedro Horna, Kelly Walton, Christopher L Cubitt, Steven Gunawan, Harshani R Lawrence, Nicholas J Lawrence, Said M Sebti, Claudio Anasetti
Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a leading cause of nonrelapse mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. T cell costimulation by CD28 contributes to GVHD, but prevention is incomplete when targeting CD28, downstream mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), or Aurora A. Likewise, interleukin-6 (IL-6)-mediated Janus kinase 2 (JAK2) signaling promotes alloreactivity, yet JAK2 inhibition does not eliminate GVHD. We provide evidence that blocking Aurora A and JAK2 in human T cells is synergistic in vitro, prevents xenogeneic GVHD, and maintains antitumor responses by cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs)...
January 11, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069801/aurora-a-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-survival-pathway-drive-chemoresistance-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-via-the-traf-interacting-protein-tifa
#19
Tong-You Wade Wei, Pei-Yu Wu, Ting-Jung Wu, Hsin-An Hou, Wen-Chien Chou, Chieh-Lin Jerry Teng, Chih-Ru Lin, Jo-Mei Maureen Chen, Ting-Yang Lin, Hsiang-Chun Su, Chia-Chi Flora Huang, Chang-Tze Ricky Yu, Shih-Lan Hsu, Hwei-Fang Tien, Ming-Daw Tsai
Aurora A-dependent NF-κB signaling portends poor prognosis in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other cancers, but the functional basis underlying this association is unclear. Here, we report that Aurora A is essential for Thr9 phosphorylation of the TRAF-interacting protein TIFA, triggering activation of the NF-κB survival pathway in AML. TIFA protein was overexpressed concurrently with Aurora A and NF-κB signaling factors in patients with de novo AML relative to healthy individuals and also correlated with poor prognosis...
January 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043854/compound-selectivity-and-target-residence-time-of-kinase-inhibitors-studied-with-surface-plasmon-resonance
#20
Nicole Willemsen-Seegers, Joost C M Uitdehaag, Martine B W Prinsen, Judith R F de Vetter, Jos de Man, Masaaki Sawa, Yusuke Kawase, Rogier C Buijsman, Guido J R Zaman
Target residence time (τ) has been suggested to be a better predictor of the biological activity of kinase inhibitors than inhibitory potency (IC50) in enzyme assays. Surface plasmon resonance binding assays for 46 human protein and lipid kinases were developed. The association and dissociation constants of 80 kinase inhibitor interactions were determined. τ and equilibrium affinity constants (KD) were calculated to determine kinetic selectivity. Comparison of τ and KD or IC50 values revealed a strikingly different view on the selectivity of several kinase inhibitors, including the multi-kinase inhibitor ponatinib, which was tested on 10 different kinases...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
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