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c Src kinase and cancer

I Nakachi, B A Helfrich, M A Spillman, E A Mickler, C J Olson, J L Rice, C D Coldren, L E Heasley, M W Geraci, R S Stearman
Src kinase is recognized as a key target for molecular cancer therapy. However, methods to efficiently select patients responsive to Src inhibitors are lacking. We explored the sensitivity of ovarian cancer cell lines to the Src kinase inhibitor saracatinib to identify predictive markers of drug sensitivity using gene microarrays. Pituitary tumor transforming gene 1 (PTTG1) was selected as a potential biomarker as mRNA levels were correlated with saracatinib resistance, as well as higher PTTG1 protein expression...
October 20, 2016: Clinical and Translational Science
Tushar Tomar, Steven de Jong, Nicolette G Alkema, Rieks L Hoekman, Gert Jan Meersma, Harry G Klip, Ate Gj van der Zee, G Bea A Wisman
BACKGROUND: In high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC), intrinsic and/or acquired resistance against platinum-containing chemotherapy is a major obstacle for successful treatment. A low frequency of somatic mutations but frequent epigenetic alterations, including DNA methylation in HGSOC tumors, presents the cancer epigenome as a relevant target for innovative therapy. Patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) supposedly are good preclinical models for identifying novel drug targets. However, the representativeness of global methylation status of HGSOC PDXs compared to their original tumors has not been evaluated so far...
October 20, 2016: Genome Medicine
Yong-Chao Ma, Zhi-Xin Wang, Shao-Ju Jin, Yan-Xin Zhang, Guo-Qiang Hu, Dong-Tao Cui, Jiang-Shuan Wang, Min Wang, Fu-Qing Wang, Zhi-Jun Zhao
Both tyrosine kinase and topoisomerase II (TopII) are important anticancer targets, and their respective inhibitors are widely used in cancer therapy. However, some combinations of anticancer drugs could exhibit mutually antagonistic actions and drug resistance, which further limit their therapeutic efficacy. Here, we report that HMNE3, a novel bis-fluoroquinolone chalcone-like derivative that targets both tyrosine kinase and TopII, induces tumor cell proliferation and growth inhibition. The viabilities of 6 different cancer cell lines treated with a range of HMNE3 doses were detected using the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
2016: PloS One
Susan R Mallery, Daren Wang, Brian Santiago, Ping Pei, Steven Schwendeman, Kari Nieto, Richard Spinney, Meng Tong, George Koutras, Byungdo B Han, Andrew S Holpuch, James C Lang
Over 1/3 of patients who have undergone oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) surgical resections develop life-threatening and often untreatable recurrences. A variety of drugs, intended for management of recurrent or disseminated cancers, were designed to exploit cancer cells' reliance upon overexpressed receptors and gratuitous signaling. Despite their conceptual promise, clinical trials showed these agents lacked efficacy and were often toxic. These findings are consistent with evasion of pathway-targeted treatments via extensive signaling redundancies and compensatory mechanisms common to cancers...
October 18, 2016: Cancer Prevention Research
Mikolai Fajer, Yilin Meng, Benoit Roux
Tyrosine kinases are important cellular signaling allosteric enzymes that regulate cell growth, proliferation, metabolism, differentiation and migration. Their activity must be tightly regulated, and disruption of this regulation can lead to a variety of diseases, particularly cancer. The non-receptor tyrosine kinase c-Src, a prototypical model system and a representative member of the Src-family, functions as complex multi-domain allosteric molecular switches comprising SH2 and SH3 domains regulating the activity of the catalytic domain...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
Won-Sik Shin, Yuri Hong, Hae Won Lee, Seung-Taek Lee
Protein tyrosine kinase 7 (PTK7), a member of the catalytically defective receptor protein tyrosine kinase family, is upregulated in various cancers including esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Here, we have explored the molecular mechanism of PTK7-dependent invasiveness in ESCC cells. PTK7 knockdown reduced gelatin degradation and MMP-9 secretion in cultures of ESCC TE-10 cells, and showed reduced levels of MMP9 mRNA using real-time RT-PCR and luciferase reporter assays. PTK7 knockdown decreased not only phosphorylation of NF-κB, IκB, ERK, and JNK, but also nuclear localization of NF-κB and AP-1 consisting of c-Fos and c-Jun...
September 28, 2016: Oncotarget
Yoko Shigeno-Nakazawa, Takuma Kasai, Sewon Ki, Elina Kostyanovskaya, Jana Pawlak, Junya Yamagishi, Noriaki Okimoto, Makoto Taiji, Mariko Okada, Jody Westbrook, Yoko Satta, Takanori Kigawa, Akira Imamoto
CRK and CRKL adapter proteins play essential roles in development and cancer through their SRC homology 2 and 3 (SH2 and SH3) domains. To gain insight into the origin of their shared functions, we have investigated their evolutionary history. We propose a term, crk/crkl ancestral (crka), for orthologs in invertebrates before the divergence of CRK and CRKL in the vertebrate ancestor. We have isolated two orthologs expressed in the choanoflagellate Monosiga brevicollis, a unicellular relative to the metazoans...
September 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
Stefan Vallo, Martin Michaelis, Kilian M Gust, Peter C Black, Florian Rothweiler, Hans-Michael Kvasnicka, Roman A Blaheta, Maximilian P Brandt, Felix Wezel, Axel Haferkamp, Jindrich Cinatl
BACKGROUND: Systemic chemotherapy with gemcitabine and cisplatin is standard of care for patients with metastatic urothelial bladder cancer. However, resistance formation is common after initial response. The protein Src is known as a proto-oncogene, which is overexpressed in various human cancers. Since there are controversial reports about the role of Src in bladder cancer, we evaluated the efficacy of the Src kinase inhibitor dasatinib in the urothelial bladder cancer cell line RT112 and its gemcitabine-resistant sub-line RT112(r)GEMCI(20) in vitro and in vivo...
September 27, 2016: BMC Research Notes
Xuesen Dong, Haolong Li, Ning Xie, Ruiqi Chen, Mélanie Verreault, Ladan Fazli, Martin E Gleave, Olivier Barbier
Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is characterized by a shift in androgen receptor (AR) signaling from androgen-dependent to androgen (ligand)-independent. UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 2B17 (UGT2B17) is a key enzyme that maintains androgen homeostasis by catabolizing AR agonists into inactive forms. Although enhanced UGT2B17 expression by antiandrogens has been reported in androgen-dependent PCa, its role in regulating AR signaling transformation and CRPC progression remain unknown. In this study, we show that higher UGT2B17 protein expression in prostate tumors is associated with higher Gleason score, metastasis, and CRPC progression...
September 22, 2016: Cancer Research
Yangyang Bian, Lei Li, Mingming Dong, Xuguang Liu, Tomonori Kaneko, Kai Cheng, Huadong Liu, Courtney Voss, Xuan Cao, Yan Wang, David Litchfield, Mingliang Ye, Shawn S-C Li, Hanfa Zou
We present a new strategy for systematic identification of phosphotyrosine (pTyr) by affinity purification mass spectrometry (AP-MS) using a Src homology 2 (SH2)-domain-derived pTyr superbinder as the affinity reagent. The superbinder allows for markedly deeper coverage of the Tyr phosphoproteome than anti-pTyr antibodies when an optimal amount is used. We identified ∼20,000 distinct phosphotyrosyl peptides and >10,000 pTyr sites, of which 36% were 'novel', from nine human cell lines using the superbinder approach...
November 2016: Nature Chemical Biology
Xiaoming Ju, Xuanmao Jiao, Adam Ertel, Mathew C Casimiro, Gabriele Di Sante, Shengqiong Deng, Zhiping Li, Agnese Di Rocco, Tingting Zhan, Adam Hawkins, Tanya Stoyanova, Sebastiano Ando, Alessandro Fatatis, Michael P Lisanti, Leonard G Gomella, Lucia R Languino, Richard G Pestell
Proteomic analysis of castration-resistant prostate cancer demonstrated the enrichment of SRC tyrosine kinase activity in approximately ninety percent of patients. Src is known to induce cyclin D1, and a cyclin D1-regulated gene expression module predict poor outcome in human prostate cancer. The tumor-associated calcium signal transducer 2 [TACSTD2/Trop2/M1S1] is enriched in the prostate, promoting prostate stem cell self-renewal upon proteolytic activation via a γ-secretase cleavage complex (PS1, PS2) and TACE (ADAM17), which releases the Trop2 intracellular domain (Trop2 ICD)...
September 15, 2016: Cancer Research
Jingshuai Wang, Jiyang Li, Jie Liu, Mengjiao Xu, Xiaowen Tong, Jianjun Wang
Numerous clinical therapeutic agents have been identified as DNA damaging. The present study revealed that isoproterenol (Iso) resulted in DNA damage in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and increased the levels of intracellular oxygen free radicals. Administration of chlorogenic acid (CGA) inhibited this effect. Pretreatment with CGA abrogated the increase in protein expression levels of γ‑H2A histone family member X, phosphorylated ataxia telangiectasia mutated, phosphorylated Rad3‑related protein, breast cancer 1 and C‑terminal Src homologous kinase induced by Iso...
September 15, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Y Komiya, Y Onodera, M Kuroiwa, S Nomimura, Y Kubo, J-M Nam, K Kajiwara, S Nada, C Oneyama, H Sabe, M Okada
Epithelial tumor cells often acquire malignant properties, such as invasion/metastasis and uncontrolled cell growth, by undergoing epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). However, the mechanisms by which EMT contributes to malignant progression remain elusive. Here we show that the Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) ARHGEF5 promotes tumor malignancy in a manner dependent on EMT status. We previously identified ARHGEF5, a member of the Dbl family of GEFs, as a multifunctional mediator of Src-induced cell invasion and tumor growth...
2016: Oncogenesis
Yun-Ji Jeong, Jong Soon Kang, Su In Lee, Dong Min So, Jieun Yun, Ji Young Baek, Sang Kyum Kim, Kiho Lee, Song-Kyu Park
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), which does not express the progesterone, estrogen, or HER2/neu receptor, is aggressive and difficult to treat. Paclitaxel, a tubulin stabilizing agent, is one of the most frequently prescribed anticancer agents for breast cancers, including TNBC. Residual disease that occurs due to resistance or partial resistance of cancer cells in a tumor against anticancer agents is the most important issue in oncology. In the present study, when MDA-MB-231 cells, a TNBC cell line, were treated with 30 µM paclitaxel, a slightly higher concentration than its GI50 value, for 6 days, a small number of cells with different morphologies survived...
September 2016: Oncology Letters
Priya Saju, Naoko Murata-Kamiya, Takeru Hayashi, Yoshie Senda, Lisa Nagase, Saori Noda, Keisuke Matsusaka, Sayaka Funata, Akiko Kunita, Masayuki Urabe, Yasuyuki Seto, Masashi Fukayama, Atsushi Kaneda, Masanori Hatakeyama
Most if not all gastric cancers are associated with chronic infection of the stomach mucosa with Helicobacter pylori cagA-positive strains(1-4). Approximately 10% of gastric cancers also harbour Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in the cancer cells(5,6). Following delivery into gastric epithelial cells via type IV secretion(7,8), the cagA-encoded CagA protein undergoes tyrosine phosphorylation on the Glu-Pro-Ile-Tyr-Ala (EPIYA) motifs initially by Src family kinases (SFKs) and then by c-Abl(9,10). Tyrosine-phosphorylated CagA binds to the pro-oncogenic protein tyrosine phosphatase SHP2 and thereby deregulates the phosphatase activity(11,12), which has been considered to play an important role in gastric carcinogenesis(13)...
2016: Nature Microbiology
Narendra Padhan, Torbjörn E M Nordling, Magnus Sundström, Peter Åkerud, Helgi Birgisson, Peter Nygren, Sven Nelander, Lena Claesson-Welsh
BACKGROUND: The progression of colorectal cancer (CRC) involves recurrent amplifications/mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and downstream signal transducers of the Ras pathway, KRAS and BRAF. Whether genetic events predicted to result in increased and constitutive signaling indeed lead to enhanced biological activity is often unclear and, due to technical challenges, unexplored. Here, we investigated proliferative signaling in CRC using a highly sensitive method for protein detection...
2016: BMC Cancer
Angel Matias Sanchez, Marina Ines Flamini, Eleonora Russo, Elena Casarosa, Simone Pacini, Mario Petrini, Andrea Riccardo Genazzani, Tommaso Simoncini
Reproductive hormones influence breast cancer development and progression. While the actions of sex steroids in this setting are established, tentative evidence suggests that follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) may also play a role, yet this remains elusive. We here identify that T-47D breast cancer cells express functional receptors for FSH and LH, and that these hormones regulate breast cancer cell motility and invasion through the control of the actin cytoskeleton and the formation of cortical actin aggregates and focal adhesion complexes...
December 5, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
Chen Lin, Shanshan Wang, Weiwei Xie, Rongliang Zheng, Yu Gan, Jianhua Chang
The Rearranged during transfection (RET) fusion gene is a newly identified oncogenic mutation in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The aim of this study is to explore the biological functions of the gene in tumorigenesis and metastasis in RET gene fusion-driven preclinical models. We also investigate the anti-tumor activity of Apatinib, a potent inhibitor of VEGFR-2, PDGFR-β, c-Src and RET, in RET-rearranged lung adenocarcinoma, together with the mechanisms underlying. Our results suggested that KIF5B-RET fusion gene promoted cell invasion and migration, which were probably mediated through Src signaling pathway...
August 1, 2016: Oncotarget
Lu Xu, Xin Tong, Sujie Zhang, Fan Yin, Xiaoyan Li, Huafeng Wei, Cheng Li, Yajun Guo, Jian Zhao
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third leading cause of death in cancer patients worldwide. Understanding the molecular pathogenesis of HCC recurrence and chemoresistance is key to improving patients' prognosis. In this study, we report that downregulation of ASPP2, a member of the ankyrin-repeat-containing, SH3-domain-containing, and proline-rich-region-containing protein (ASPP) family, bestowed HCC cells with stem-like properties and resistance to chemotherapy, including the expansion of side population fractions, formation of hepatospheroids, expression of stem cell-associated genes, loss of chemosensitivity, and increased tumorigenicity in immunodeficient mice...
July 29, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Minakshi Nihal, Gary S Wood
Melanoma is one of the most aggressive and lethal forms of skin cancer. Despite recent improvements in targeted therapies, many patients with advanced disease fail to achieve lasting tumor regression. Therefore, it is important to develop novel druggable targets that can be exploited to improve clinical outcome. Here, we studied the role of Casitas B-lineage lymphoma (c-CBL), an E3 ubiquitin ligase, in human melanoma. Employing quantitative real-time PCR and Western blot analysis in a panel of human melanoma cell lines (A375, G361, Hs-294T, SK-Mel-2, SK-Mel-28 and 451Lu), we found that c-CBL is strongly expressed in human melanoma cells at the mRNA and protein levels...
July 27, 2016: Oncotarget
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