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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622513/comprehensive-and-integrative-genomic-characterization-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#1
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Liver cancer has the second highest worldwide cancer mortality rate and has limited therapeutic options. We analyzed 363 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cases by whole-exome sequencing and DNA copy number analyses, and we analyzed 196 HCC cases by DNA methylation, RNA, miRNA, and proteomic expression also. DNA sequencing and mutation analysis identified significantly mutated genes, including LZTR1, EEF1A1, SF3B1, and SMARCA4. Significant alterations by mutation or downregulation by hypermethylation in genes likely to result in HCC metabolic reprogramming (ALB, APOB, and CPS1) were observed...
June 15, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611106/a-novel-combination-treatment-targeting-bcl-xl-and-mcl1-for-kras-braf-mutated-and-bcl2l1-amplified-colorectal-cancers
#2
Sung-Yup Cho, Jee Yun Han, Deukchae Na, Wonyoung Kang, Ahra Lee, Jooyoung Kim, Jieun Lee, Seoyeon Min, Jinjoo Kang, Jeesoo Chae, Jong-Il Kim, Hansoo Park, Won-Suk Lee, Charles Lee
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world, and exhibits heterogeneous characteristics in terms of genomic alterations, expression signature and drug responsiveness. Although there have been considerable efforts to classify this disease based on high-throughput sequencing techniques, targeted treatments for specific subgroups has been limited. KRAS and BRAF mutations are prevalent genetic alterations in CRCs, and patients with mutations in either of these genes have a worse prognosis and are resistant to anti-EGFR treatments...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594854/identification-of-key-micrornas-and-genes-in-preeclampsia-by-bioinformatics-analysis
#3
Shouling Luo, Nannan Cao, Yao Tang, Weirong Gu
Preeclampsia is a leading cause of perinatal maternal-foetal mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study is to identify the key microRNAs and genes in preeclampsia and uncover their potential functions. We downloaded the miRNA expression profile of GSE84260 and the gene expression profile of GSE73374 from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Differentially expressed miRNAs and genes were identified and compared to miRNA-target information from MiRWalk 2.0, and a total of 65 differentially expressed miRNAs (DEMIs), including 32 up-regulated miRNAs and 33 down-regulated miRNAs, and 91 differentially expressed genes (DEGs), including 83 up-regulated genes and 8 down-regulated genes, were identified...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586207/primadorac-a-free-web-interface-for-the-assignment-of-partial-charges-chemical-topology-and-bonded-parameters-in-organic-or-drug-molecules
#4
Piero Procacci
We present PrimaDORAC, a simple and freely accessible web interface for generating the topology and the parameter files of organic or drug molecules, to be used in molecular mechanics or molecular dynamics calculations. The interface relies on our in-house FORTRAN90 parser, working on the recently released Generalized Amber Force Field parameter set (GAFF2). AM1/BCC charges are computed using the Public Domain MOPAC7 program and the bond charge corrections (BCC) reported in Ref. Jakalian et al, J Comp Chem, 2002, 23, 1623-1641...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586114/a-phosphokinome-based-screen-uncovers-new-drug-synergies-for-cancer-driven-by-liver-specific-gain-of-non-oncogenic-rtks
#5
Yannan Fan, Maria Arechederra, Sylvie Richelme, Fabrice Daian, Chiara Novello, Julien Calderaro, Luca Di Tommaso, Guillaume Morcrette, Sandra Rebouissou, Matteo Donadon, Emanuela Morenghi, Jessica Zucman-Rossi, Massimo Roncalli, Rosanna Dono, Flavio Maina
Genetic mutations leading to oncogenic variants of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) are frequent events during tumorigenesis; however, the cellular vulnerability to non-oncogenic RTK fluctuations has not been characterized. Here, we demonstrated genetically that liver subtle increases in wild-type Met RTK levels are sufficient for spontaneous tumors in mice (Alb-R26(Met) ), conceptually illustrating how the shift from physiological to pathological conditions results from slight perturbations in signaling dosage...
June 6, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560413/coptidis%C3%A2-rhizoma-induces-intrinsic-apoptosis-through-bax-and-bak-activation-in-human-melanoma
#6
Xiaoou Xu, Satoru Yokoyama, Yoshihiro Hayakawa, Ikuo Saiki
Malignant melanoma has exhibited a rising incidence in recent years worldwide. Although various molecular targeted drugs are being researched and developed for melanoma patients, their efficacy appears to be unsatisfactory. Over the past few years, several reports have demonstrated that Coptidis Rhizoma water extracts (CR) or its major active chemical component, berberine, has anticancer activities in various types of cancer, including melanoma. However, their underlying mechanisms have not been well understood...
May 26, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548464/control-of-cell-death-and-mitochondrial-fission-by-erk1-2-map-kinase-signalling
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REVIEW
Simon J Cook, Kate Stuart, Rebecca Gilley, Matthew J Sale
The ERK1/2 signalling pathway is best known for its role in connecting activated growth factor receptors to changes in gene expression due to activated ERK1/2 entering the nucleus and phosphorylating transcription factors. However, active ERK1/2 also translocate to a variety of other organelles including the endoplasmic reticulum, endosomes, golgi and mitochondria to access specific substrates and influence cell physiology. In this article, we review two aspects of ERK1/2 signalling at the mitochondria that are involved in regulating cell fate decisions...
May 26, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513465/the-role-of-srsf1-in-cancer
#8
Elżbieta Sokół, Joanna Bogusławska, Agnieszka Piekiełko-Witkowska
SRSF1 jest wielofunkcyjnym białkiem biorącym udział w procesach związanych z metabolizmem RNA. Następstwem zaburzeń ekspresji SRSF1, obserwowanych w wielu typach nowotworów, są nieprawidłowości w składaniu pre-mRNA, zmiany stabilności transkryptów i poziomu translacji onkogenów oraz genów supresorowych. Regulując różnicowe składanie transkryptów genów CCND1, RAC1, KLF6, BCL2L1, MCL1 oraz CASP9, SRSF1 indukuje zmiany w cyklu komórkowym, proliferacji i apoptozie. Czynnik SRSF1 wpływa także na angiogenezę nowotworową i przerzutowanie, m...
May 17, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504646/the-rna-binding-protein-tristetraprolin-schedules-apoptosis-of-pathogen-engaged-neutrophils-during-bacterial-infection
#9
Florian Ebner, Vitaly Sedlyarov, Saren Tasciyan, Masa Ivin, Franz Kratochvill, Nina Gratz, Lukas Kenner, Andreas Villunger, Michael Sixt, Pavel Kovarik
Protective responses against pathogens require a rapid mobilization of resting neutrophils and the timely removal of activated ones. Neutrophils are exceptionally short-lived leukocytes, yet it remains unclear whether the lifespan of pathogen-engaged neutrophils is regulated differently from that in the circulating steady-state pool. Here, we have found that under homeostatic conditions, the mRNA-destabilizing protein tristetraprolin (TTP) regulates apoptosis and the numbers of activated infiltrating murine neutrophils but not neutrophil cellularity...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499919/long-non-coding-rna-ac023115-3-suppresses-chemoresistance-of-glioblastoma-by-reducing-autophagy
#10
Binbin Ma, Zhongbo Yuan, Li Zhang, Peng Lv, Ting Yang, Jinxia Gao, Ning Pan, Qiong Wu, Jiacheng Lou, Chuanchun Han, Bo Zhang
Malignant glioma is an aggressive brain cancer that responds poorly to chemotherapy. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the development of chemoresistance in glioma is not well-understood. In this study, we show that long non-coding RNA AC023115.3 is induced by cisplatin in human glioblastoma cells and that elevated AC023115.3 promotes cisplatin-induced apoptosis by inhibiting autophagy. Further mechanistic studies revealed that AC023115.3 acts as a competing endogenous RNA for miR-26a and attenuates the inhibitory effect of miR-26a on GSK3β, a proline-directed serine-threonine kinase that promotes the degradation of Mcl1, leading to an increase in GSK3β and a decrease in autophagy...
May 9, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472749/neutral-pegylated-liposomal-formulation-for-efficient-folate-mediated-delivery-of-mcl1-sirna-to-activated-macrophages
#11
Eugénia Nogueira, Jaime Freitas, Ana Loureiro, Patrícia Nogueira, Andreia C Gomes, Ana Preto, Alexandre M Carmo, Alexandra Moreira, Artur Cavaco-Paulo
Cationic liposomes are efficient vectors for systemic delivery of therapeutic small interfering RNA (siRNA), taking advantage of RNA interference (RNAi), a naturally occurring gene-silencing mechanism in mammalian cells. However, toxicity at high concentrations, short circulating half-lives and lack of specificity restrict their successful application in a wider scale. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of neutral liposomes containing polyethylene glycol (PEG) to encapsulate siRNA in their aqueous core...
April 13, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465444/histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-enhances-the-efficacy-of-mek-inhibitor-through-noxa-mediated-mcl1-degradation-in-triple-negative-and-inflammatory-breast-cancer
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Angie M Torres-Adorno, Jangsoon Lee, Takahiro Kogawa, Peter Ordentlich, Debu Tripathy, Bora Lim, Naoto T Ueno
Purpose: Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), diagnosed clinically, and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), diagnosed by molecular receptor status, are the two most aggressive forms of breast cancer, and both lack effective targeted therapies. We previously demonstrated involvement of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor entinostat in regulating apoptosis in IBC and TNBC cells; here, we aimed to identify novel combination therapy candidates. <p>Experimental Design: Potential therapeutic targets were identified by mRNA expression profiling of TNBC and IBC cells treated with entinostat...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451058/specific-phospholipid-scramblases-are-involved-in-exposure-of-phosphatidylserine-an-eat-me-signal-for-phagocytes-on-degenerating-axons
#13
Shuji Wakatsuki, Toshiyuki Araki
Axonal degeneration is a key pathological feature of several neurological disorders. Emerging evidence has suggested a pathological connection between axonal degeneration and autophagy, a lysosomal degradation pathway. We recently reported that GSK3B-mediated phosphorylation of MCL1 regulates axonal autophagy to promote axonal degeneration. GSK3B-MCL1 pathway affects ATP production locally in degenerating axons and the exposure of phosphatidylserine (PS), an "eat-me" signal for phagocytes, on degenerating axons, resulting in the failed engulfment of axonal debris in vivo...
2017: Communicative & Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449207/targeting-anti-apoptotic-bcl2-family-proteins-in-haematological-malignancies-from-pathogenesis-to-treatment
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REVIEW
Meike Vogler, Harriet S Walter, Martin J S Dyer
The B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2) family of proteins comprise key regulators of apoptosis and are implicated in the pathogenesis of many malignancies, including lymphomas and leukaemias. Targeting of BCL2 proteins can be directly toxic to tumour cells or render them more sensitive to chemotherapy. Inhibition of the anti-apoptotic functions of BCL2 proteins using structure-based design to produce specific inhibitors of protein-protein interactions has been achieved for BCL2, MCL1 and BCL-XL (also termed BCL2L1), providing an armamentarium of new targeted therapies called BH3-mimetics...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445949/lmp1-slamf1high-cells-are-associated-with-drug-resistance-in-epstein-barr-virus-positive-farage-cells
#15
Heejei Yoon, Young Hyeh Ko
How Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) affects the clinical outcome of EBV-positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) remains largely unknown. The viral oncogene LMP1 is at the crux of tumorigenesis and cell survival. Therefore, we examined the association between LMP1high cells drug resistance. We first assessed SLAMF1 as a surrogate marker for LMP1high cells. LMP1 and its target gene CCL22 were highly expressed in SLAMF1high Farage cells. These cells survived longer following treatment with a combination of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone (CHOP)...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431404/upregulation-of-microrna-125b-by-g-csf-promotes-metastasis-in-colorectal-cancer
#16
Xinghua Zhang, Xiao Ma, Huaying An, Changqing Xu, Wenjo Cao, Wei Yuan, Jie Ma
Although there are reports of miR-125b being dysregulated in colorectal cancer (CRC) and associated with CRC progression, little is known about its intrinsic regulatory mechanisms. Here we detected the expression of miR-125b in CRC tissues, subsequently investigated the effect of miR-125b on the proliferation, apoptosis, cell cycle and metastasis on CRC cells. Our results showed that the expression of miR-125b was significantly decreased in CRC tissues comparing to adjacent tissues. However, with the stimulation of Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), which was highly expressed in CRC tissues, the expression of miR-125b could be improved...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420096/a-network-based-pharmacology-study-of-the-herb-induced-liver-injury-potential-of-traditional-hepatoprotective-chinese-herbal-medicines
#17
Ming Hong, Sha Li, Hor Yue Tan, Fan Cheung, Ning Wang, Jihan Huang, Yibin Feng
Herbal medicines are widely used for treating liver diseases and generally regarded as safe due to their extensive use in Traditional Chinese Medicine practice for thousands of years. However, in recent years, there have been increased concerns regarding the long-term risk of Herb-Induced Liver Injury (HILI) in patients with liver dysfunction. Herein, two representative Chinese herbal medicines: one-Xiao-Chai-Hu-Tang (XCHT)-a composite formula, and the other-Radix Polygoni Multiflori (Heshouwu)-a single herb, were analyzed by network pharmacology study...
April 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415610/the-tubulin-inhibitor-mg-2477-induces-autophagy-regulated-cell-death-ros-accumulation-and-activation-of-foxo3-in-neuroblastoma
#18
Judith Hagenbuchner, Lorena Lungkofler, Ursula Kiechl-Kohlendorfer, Giampietro Viola, Maria Grazia Ferlin, Michael J Ausserlechner, Petra Obexer
Neuroblastoma is the most frequent extra-cranial solid tumor in children with still high mortality in stage M. Here we studied the tubulin-inhibitor MG-2477 as a possible therapeutic agent for neuroblastoma therapy and uncovered that MG-2477 induces death in neuroblastoma cells independent of PKB-activation status and stage. MG-2477 triggers within 30 minutes extensive autophagosome-formation that finally leads to cell death associated with mitotic catastrophe. Autophagy is critical for MG-2477-induced death and is regulated by the BH3-only protein PMAIP1/NOXA which sequesters the anti-apoptotic BCL2-protein BCLXL and thereby displaces and activates the autophagy-regulator BECN1/beclin1...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415602/errf-sensitizes-erbb2-positive-breast-cancer-cells-to-lapatinib-treatment-likely-by-attenuating-mcl1-and-erbb2-expression
#19
Leilei Qi, Baotong Zhang, Shiying Zhang, Xinpei Ci, Qiao Wu, Gui Ma, Ang Luo, Liya Fu, Jamie L King, Rita Nahta, Jin-Tang Dong
Previously we found that the estrogen receptor (ER) related factor ERRF regulates cell proliferation and tumor growth, and its expression is positively associated with ER status and better survival but inversely associated with ERBB2 (also named HER2) status in breast cancer. Here we report that ERRF also plays an important role in the response of ERBB2-positive breast cancer cells to lapatinib, a dual tyrosine kinase inhibitor that interrupts the ERBB2 and EGFR pathway. In ERBB2-positive breast cancer cell lines, lower levels of ERRF expression correlated with lapatinib resistance, restoration of ERRF expression in lapatinib-resistant cell lines JIMT-1 and MDA-MB-453 enhanced their lapatinib responses, and knockdown of ERRF in lapatinib sensitive cell lines BT-474 and SK-BR-3 caused lapatinib resistance...
May 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368400/interferon-%C3%AE-is-a-stat1-dependent-direct-inducer-of-bcl6-expression-in-imatinib-treated-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-cells
#20
H S Madapura, N Nagy, D Ujvari, T Kallas, M C L Kröhnke, S Amu, M Björkholm, L Stenke, P K Mandal, J S McMurray, M Keszei, L S Westerberg, H Cheng, F Xue, G Klein, E Klein, D Salamon
B-cell CLL/lymphoma 6 (BCL6) exerts oncogenic effects in several human hematopoietic malignancies including chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), where BCL6 expression was shown to be essential for CML stem cell survival and self-renewal during imatinib mesylate (IM) treatment. As several lines of evidence suggest that interferon γ (IFNγ) production in CML patients might have a central role in the response to tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy, we analyzed if IFNγ modulates BCL6 expression in CML cells. Although separate IFNγ or IM treatment only slightly upregulated BCL6 expression, combined treatment induced remarkable BCL6 upregulation in CML lines and primary human CD34+ CML stem cells...
April 3, 2017: Oncogene
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