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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224276/-expression-and-mechanism-of-twist2-in-glioma
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L Z Wang, W J Wang, Y F Xiong, S Xu, S S Wang, Y Tu, Z Y Wang, X L Yan, J H Mei, C L Wang
Objective: To investigate the significance of Twist2 in glioma and whether it is involved in the malignant transformation of glioma by epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Methods: Using immunohistochemical method detected the expression level of Twist2 in 60 cases of gliomas (including WHO grades Ⅱ, Ⅲ and Ⅳ, each for 20 cases) and 20 cases of non-tumor brain tissues. Real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR and Western blot were used to detect the expression level of Twist2 mRNA and protein in 61 cases of fresh glioma tissue (WHO grade Ⅱ 16 cases, Ⅲ 21 cases, Ⅳ 24 cases) and 12 cases of adjacent tissues, and the expression levels of E-cadherin, N-cadherin and vimentin were also investigated in fresh glioma tissue...
December 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156759/smoking-and-gender-modify-the-effect-of-twist-on-patient-survival-in-head-and-neck-squamous-carcinoma
#2
Yun Zhu, Wenjuan Zhang, Ping Wang
Purpose: TWIST is a critical factor for predicting prognosis in several human cancers. Here, we study the prognostic significance of TWIST1 and TWIST2 in Head and Neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) as well as interactions of TWISTs with both gender and smoking in patient survival. Methods: upper quartile normalized RNA-seq V2 RSEM values of TWIST1 and TWIST2 expressions were retrieved from a TCGA HNSCC dataset. Kaplan-Meier survival curves were used to assess the associations of TWIST1 and TWIST2 with patient survival, and multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression models were used to estimate the hazards ratios (HRs) and their 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138866/hmga2-facilitates-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-by-regulating-the-tgf-%C3%AE-smad2-signaling-pathway
#3
Bo Kou, Wei Liu, Xiaoshuang Tang, Qingshan Kou
High-mobility group AT-hook 2 (HMGA2), a member of the high mobility group family, has been reported to correlate with cancer progression. However, there is no report concerning the correlation between HMGA2 and metastasis in renal cell carcinoma. In the present study, we found that HMGA2 was highly expressed in five renal cell carcinoma cell lines compared with that in the normal renal tubular epithelial HK2 cell line. Additionally, HMGA2 facilitated cell migration and invasion of renal cell carcinoma cells, as evidenced by wound healing and Transwell assays...
November 10, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033303/schwann-cells-in-the-ventral-dermis-do-not-derive-from-myf5-expressing-precursors
#4
Haizea Iribar, Virginia Pérez-López, Usue Etxaniz, Araika Gutiérrez-Rivera, Ander Izeta
The embryonic origin of lineage precursors of the trunk dermis is somewhat controversial. Precursor cells traced by Myf5 and Twist2 (Dermo1) promoter activation (i.e., cells of presumed dermomyotomal lineage) have been reported to generate Schwann cells. On the other hand, abundant data demonstrate that dermal Schwann cells derive from the neural crest. This is relevant because dermal precursors give rise to neural lineages, and multilineage differentiation potential qualifies them as adult stem cells. However, it is currently unclear whether neural lineages arise from dedifferentiated Schwann cells instead of mesodermally derived dermal precursor cells...
November 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923684/ikk%C3%AE-activation-in-the-fetal-lung-mesenchyme-alters-lung-vascular-development-but-not-airway-morphogenesis
#5
Alyssa M McCoy, Jennifer L Herington, Ashley N Stouch, Anamika B Mukherjee, Omar Lakhdari, Timothy S Blackwell, Lawrence S Prince
In the immature lung, inflammation and injury disrupt the epithelial-mesenchymal interactions required for normal development. Innate immune signaling and NF-κB activation disrupt the normal expression of multiple mesenchymal genes that play a key role in airway branching and alveolar formation. To test the role of the NF-κB pathway specifically in lung mesenchyme, we utilized the mesenchymal Twist2-Cre to drive expression of a constitutively active inhibitor of NF-κB kinase subunit β (IKKβca) mutant in developing mice...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882590/targeted-deletion-of-rankl-in-m-cell-inducer-cells-by-the-col6a1-cre-driver
#6
Kazuki Nagashima, Shinichiro Sawa, Takeshi Nitta, Alejandro Prados, Vasiliki Koliaraki, George Kollias, Tomoki Nakashima, Hiroshi Takayanagi
The gut-associated lymphoid tissues (GALTs), including Peyer's patches (PPs), cryptopatches (CPs) and isolated lymphoid follicles (ILFs), establish a host-microbe symbiosis by the promotion of immune reactions against gut microbes. Microfold cell inducer (MCi) cells in GALTs are the recently identified mesenchymal cells that express the cytokine RANKL and initiate bacteria-specific immunoglobulin A (IgA) production via induction of microfold (M) cell differentiation. In the previous study, the Twist2-Cre driver was utilized for gene deletion in mesenchymal cells including MCi cells...
November 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766011/rnai-screen-identifies-essential-regulators-of-human-brain-metastasis-initiating-cells
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Mohini Singh, Chitra Venugopal, Tomas Tokar, Kevin R Brown, Nicole McFarlane, David Bakhshinyan, Thusyanth Vijayakumar, Branavan Manoranjan, Sujeivan Mahendram, Parvez Vora, Maleeha Qazi, Manvir Dhillon, Amy Tong, Kathrin Durrer, Naresh Murty, Robin Hallet, John A Hassell, David R Kaplan, Jean-Claude Cutz, Igor Jurisica, Jason Moffat, Sheila K Singh
Brain metastases (BM) are the most common brain tumor in adults and are a leading cause of cancer mortality. Metastatic lesions contain subclones derived from their primary lesion, yet their functional characterization is limited by a paucity of preclinical models accurately recapitulating the metastatic cascade, emphasizing the need for a novel approach to BM and their treatment. We identified a unique subset of stem-like cells from primary human patient brain metastases, termed brain metastasis-initiating cells (BMICs)...
August 1, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718375/emp3-is-induced-by-twist1-2-and-regulates-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-gastric-cancer-cells
#8
Ming Han, Wanpeng Xu
In this study, we aimed to explore new downstream effectors of TWIST1/2 in inducing epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in gastric cancer. Bioinformatic data mining was performed using data in The Cancer Genome Atlas Stomach Adenocarcinoma. Survival curves were generated using Kaplan-Meier plotter. Gastric cancer cell lines (AGS and SGC-7901) were used as in vitro cell model to investigate the regulative effect of TWIST1/2 on epithelial membrane protein 3 expression and the progression of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690482/barber-say-syndrome-and-ablepharon-macrostomia-syndrome-a-patient-s-view
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Beatrice De Maria, Tresia de Jager, Caitlin Sarubbi, Oliver Bartsch, Alberto Bianchi, Francesco Brancati, Hon-Yin B Chung, Albert David, Ariana Kariminejad, Maura Foresti, Marina Gallottini, Bertrand Isidor, Shannon Marchegiani, Fabiana Martins, Laura Mazzanti, Nathalie Roche, Ankur Singh, Cathy Stevens, Kenichi Suga, Martin Zenker, Raoul C Hennekam
Barber-Say syndrome (BSS) and ablepharon-macrostomia syndrome (AMS) are infrequently reported congenital malformation disorders caused by mutations in the TWIST2 gene. Both are characterized by abnormalities in ectoderm-derived structures and cause a very unusual morphology of mainly the face in individuals with otherwise normal cognition and normal physical functioning. We studied the impact that the presence of BSS and AMS has on psychosocial functioning of affected individuals and their families, using their point of view to start with...
June 2017: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680619/barber-say-syndrome-a-confirmed-case-of-twist2-gene-mutation
#10
Mulakkan David Yohannan, Jennifer Hilgeman, Katlin Allsbrook
Barber-Say syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by hypertrichosis, redundant skin, and facial dysmorphism. TWIST2 gene mutation previously described in this syndrome was identified in our patient. Genetic testing is recommended in patients presenting with these phenotypic abnormalities, along with their parents, to establish de novo or inherited mutations.
July 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664156/ltrs-of-endogenous-retroviruses-as-a-source-of-tbx6-binding-sites
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Yukuto Yasuhiko, Yoko Hirabayashi, Ryuichi Ono
Retrotransposons are abundant in mammalian genomes and can modulate the gene expression of surrounding genes by disrupting endogenous binding sites for transcription factors (TFs) or providing novel TFs binding sites within retrotransposon sequences. Here, we show that a (C/T)CACACCT sequence motif in ORR1A, ORR1B, ORR1C, and ORR1D, Long Terminal Repeats (LTRs) of MaLR endogenous retrovirus (ERV), is the direct target of Tbx6, an evolutionary conserved family of T-box TFs. Moreover, by comparing gene expression between control mice (Tbx6 +/-) and Tbx6-deficient mice (Tbx6 -/-), we demonstrate that at least four genes, Twist2, Pitx2, Oscp1, and Nfxl1, are down-regulated with Tbx6 deficiency...
2017: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658273/a-structural-variant-in-the-5-flanking-region-of-the-twist2-gene-affects-melanocyte-development-in-belted-cattle
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Nivedita Awasthi Mishra, Cord Drögemüller, Vidhya Jagannathan, Irene Keller, Daniel Wüthrich, Rémy Bruggmann, Julia Beck, Ekkehard Schütz, Bertram Brenig, Steffi Demmel, Simon Moser, Heidi Signer-Hasler, Aldona Pieńkowska-Schelling, Claude Schelling, Marcos Sande, Ronald Rongen, Stefan Rieder, Robert N Kelsh, Nadia Mercader, Tosso Leeb
Belted cattle have a circular belt of unpigmented hair and skin around their midsection. The belt is inherited as a monogenic autosomal dominant trait. We mapped the causative variant to a 37 kb segment on bovine chromosome 3. Whole genome sequence data of 2 belted and 130 control cattle yielded only one private genetic variant in the critical interval in the two belted animals. The belt-associated variant was a copy number variant (CNV) involving the quadruplication of a 6 kb non-coding sequence located approximately 16 kb upstream of the TWIST2 gene...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644763/methyltransferase-g9a-regulates-osteogenesis-via-twist-gene-repression
#13
N Higashihori, B Lehnertz, A Sampaio, T M Underhill, F Rossi, J M Richman
Here we investigate the role of epigenetic factors in controlling the timing of cranial neural crest cell differentiation. The gene coding for histone H3 lysine 9 methyltransferase G9A was conditionally deleted in neural crest cells with Wnt1-Cre. The majority of homozygous-null animals survived to birth but thereafter failed to thrive. Phenotypic analysis of postnatal animals revealed that the mutants displayed incomplete ossification and 20% shorter jaws as compared to their wild-type littermates. At E13...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599281/hif-2%C3%AE-promotes-the-formation-of-vasculogenic-mimicry-in-pancreatic-cancer-by-regulating-the-binding-of-twist1-to-the-ve-cadherin-promoter
#14
Jian Yang, Dong-Ming Zhu, Xiao-Gang Zhou, Ni Yin, Yi Zhang, Zi-Xiang Zhang, De-Chun Li, Jian Zhou
Vasculogenic mimicry (VM) is a blood supply modality that occurs independently of endothelial cell angiogenesis. Hypoxia and the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) induce VM formation by remodeling the extracellular matrix. Our previous study demonstrated that hypoxia-inducible factor-2 alpha (HIF-2α) promotes the progress of EMT in pancreatic cancer; however, whether HIF-2α promotes VM formation in pancreatic cancer remains unknown. In this study, we investigated HIF-2α expression and VM by immunohistochemistry in 70 pancreatic cancer patients as well as the role of Twist1and Twist2 in HIF-2α-induced VM in vitro and in vivo...
July 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549095/klf4-plays-an-essential-role-in-corneal-epithelial-homeostasis-by-promoting-epithelial-cell-fate-and-suppressing-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
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Anil Tiwari, Chelsea L Loughner, Sudha Swamynathan, Shivalingappa K Swamynathan
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that KLF4 promotes corneal epithelial (CE) cell fate by suppressing the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), using spatiotemporally regulated CE-specific ablation of Klf4 in Klf4Δ/ΔCE (Klf4LoxP/LoxP/Krt12rtTA/rtTA/Tet-O-Cre) mice. Methods: CE-specific ablation of Klf4 was achieved by feeding Klf4Δ/ΔCE mice with doxycycline chow. The wild-type (WT; normal chow-fed littermates) and the Klf4Δ/ΔCE histology was compared by hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections; EMT marker expression was quantified by quantitative PCR, immunoblots, and immunofluorescent staining; and wound healing rate was measured by CE debridement using Algerbrush...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397045/celastrol-protects-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-endothelial-mesenchymal-transition
#16
Fei Gong, Fang Zhao, Xue-Dong Gan
The endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) in endothelial cells contributes to the development of cardiac fibrosis, ultimately leading to cardiac remodeling. In this study, the effects and molecular mechanisms of celastrol (CEL) on transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1)-induced EndMT in human umbilical vein endothelial (HUVEC-12) cells were investigated. The presented data demonstrated that CEL significantly blocked the morphology change of HUVEC-12 cells induced by TGF-β1 without cell cytotoxicity...
April 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369379/localized-twist1-and-twist2-basic-domain-substitutions-cause-four-distinct-human-diseases-that-can-be-modeled-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#17
Sharon Kim, Stephen R F Twigg, Victoria A Scanlon, Aditi Chandra, Tyler J Hansen, Arwa Alsubait, Aimee L Fenwick, Simon J McGowan, Helen Lord, Tracy Lester, Elizabeth Sweeney, Astrid Weber, Helen Cox, Andrew O M Wilkie, Andy Golden, Ann K Corsi
Twist transcription factors, members of the basic helix-loop-helix family, play crucial roles in mesoderm development in all animals. Humans have two paralogous genes, TWIST1 and TWIST2, and mutations in each gene have been identified in specific craniofacial disorders. Here, we describe a new clinical entity, Sweeney-Cox syndrome, associated with distinct de novo amino acid substitutions (p.Glu117Val and p.Glu117Gly) at a highly conserved glutamic acid residue located in the basic DNA binding domain of TWIST1, in two subjects with frontonasal dysplasia and additional malformations...
June 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350298/oncogenic-braf-disrupts-thyroid-morphogenesis-and-function-via-twist-expression
#18
Viviana Anelli, Jacques A Villefranc, Sagar Chhangawala, Raul Martinez-McFaline, Eleonora Riva, Anvy Nguyen, Akanksha Verma, Rohan Bareja, Zhengming Chen, Theresa Scognamiglio, Olivier Elemento, Yariv Houvras
Thyroid cancer is common, yet the sequence of alterations that promote tumor formation are incompletely understood. Here, we describe a novel model of thyroid carcinoma in zebrafish that reveals temporal changes due to BRAF(V600E). Through the use of real-time in vivo imaging, we observe disruption in thyroid follicle structure that occurs early in thyroid development. Combinatorial treatment using BRAF and MEK inhibitors reversed the developmental effects induced by BRAF(V600E). Adult zebrafish expressing BRAF(V600E) in thyrocytes developed invasive carcinoma...
March 28, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270406/akr1b1-promotes-basal-like-breast-cancer-progression-by-a-positive-feedback-loop-that-activates-the-emt-program
#19
Xuebiao Wu, Xiaoli Li, Qiang Fu, Qianhua Cao, Xingyu Chen, Mengjie Wang, Jie Yu, Jingpei Long, Jun Yao, Huixin Liu, Danping Wang, Ruocen Liao, Chenfang Dong
Basal-like breast cancer (BLBC) is associated with high-grade, distant metastasis and poor prognosis. Elucidating the determinants of aggressiveness in BLBC may facilitate the development of novel interventions for this challenging disease. In this study, we show that aldo-keto reductase 1 member B1 (AKR1B1) overexpression highly correlates with BLBC and predicts poor prognosis in breast cancer patients. Mechanistically, Twist2 transcriptionally induces AKR1B1 expression, leading to nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) activation...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248307/twist-of-fate-for-skeletal-muscle-mesenchymal-cells
#20
Natalya A Goloviznina, Michael Kyba
Skeletal muscles are composed of different types of fibres. Can these be thought of as distinct lineages with specific lineage-restricted progenitors? A provocative study now proposes that mesenchymal cells expressing the transcription factor Twist2 act as myogenic progenitors with selective type IIb fibre-differentiation potential.
March 1, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
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