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Aram Ko, Su Yeon Han, Chel Hun Choi, Hanbyoul Cho, Min-Sik Lee, Soo-Youl Kim, Joon Seon Song, Kyeong-Man Hong, Han-Woong Lee, Stephen M Hewitt, Joon-Yong Chung, Jaewhan Song
Oncogene-induced senescence (OIS) is a critical tumor-suppressor mechanism, which prevents hyper-proliferation and transformation of cells. c-Myc promotes OIS through the transcriptional activation of p14ARF followed by p53 activation. Although the oncogene-mediated transcriptional regulation of p14ARF has been well addressed, the post-translational modification of p14ARF regulated by oncogenic stress has yet to be investigated. Here, we found that c-Myc increased p14ARF protein stability by inducing the transcription of ubiquitin-specific protease 10 (USP10)...
February 22, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
Reiko Tasaka, Takeshi Fukuda, Masahiro Shimomura, Yuta Inoue, Takuma Wada, Masaru Kawanishi, Tomoyo Yasui, Toshiyuki Sumi
The standard treatment for ovarian serous carcinoma comprises maximum debulking surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy. Despite the high response rate to chemotherapy, the majority of patients will be resistant to first-line agents and the prognosis for these patients is particularly poor. At present there are no reliable methods to determine or predict platinum resistance. T-box 2 (TBX2) is widely expressed in cancer cells and is involved in embryonic development and cell cycle regulation. TBX2 enables cells to bypass senescence through its ability to repress the cell cycle regulators p21 and p14ARF; silencing TBX2 induces senescence...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
Hua Xie, Hao Wang
Prior studies have demonstrated that phosphatase of regenerating liver-3 (PRL-3) serves avital function in cell proliferation and metastasis in breast cancer. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the function of PRL-3 in breast cancer remain unknown. PRL-3 expression was analyzed in 24 pairs of breast cancer and normal tissues using the reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction assay. The results of the present study identified that the expression of PLR-3 in breast cancer tissues was increased 4...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
Jinghua Yuan, Yang Liu, Juan Wang, Yuxia Zhao, Keqiu Li, Yaqing Jing, Xiaoning Zhang, Qiang Liu, Xin Geng, Guang Li, Feng Wang
Environmentally persistent organic pollutant (POPs) is the general term for refractory organic compounds that show long-range atmospheric transport, environmental persistence, and bioaccumulation. It has been reported that the accumulation of POPs could lead to cellular DNA damage and adverse effects of on metabolic health. To better understand the mechanism of the health risks associated with POPs, we conducted an evidence based cohort investigation (n=5955) at the Jinghai e-waste disposal center in China from 2009-2016, where people endure serious POPs exposure...
January 19, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Haibin Wang, Guoxing Xu, Zhengjie Huang, Weizheng Li, Huali Cai, Yunda Zhang, Disheng Xiong, Gang Liu, Shengjie Wang, Zengfu Xue, Qi Luo
NLRP6, a member of the Nod-like receptor family, protects against chemically induced intestinal injury and colitis-associated colon cancer. However, the cellular mechanisms involved in this NLRP6-mediated protection remain unclear. Here, we show that NLRP6 was down-regulated in approximately 75% of primary gastric cancer cases and exhibited significant associations with advanced clinical-stage lymph node metastasis and poor overall survival. Functional studies established that ectopic overexpression or down-regulation of NLRP6 inhibited cancer cell proliferation by inducing cell cycle arrest at the G1 phase via P21 and Cyclin D1 both in vitro and in vivo...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
Enrico Luchinat, Sara Chiarella, Mimma Franceschini, Adele Di Matteo, Maurizio Brunori, Lucia Banci, Luca Federici
The tumor suppressor p14arf interacts, in response to oncogenic signals, with the p53 E3-ubiquitin ligase HDM2, thereby resulting in p53 stabilization and activation. In addition, it also exerts tumor suppressive functions in p53-independent contexts. The activities of p14arf are regulated by the nucleolar chaperone nucleophosmin (NPM1), which controls its levels and cellular localization. In acute myeloid leukemia with mutations in the NPM1 gene, mutated NPM1 aberrantly translocates in the cytosol carrying with itself p14arf that is subsequently degraded, thus impairing the p14arf-HDM2-p53 axis...
December 28, 2017: FEBS Journal
Mahdi Rivand, Mohammad-Sadegh Khorrami, Hamid Fiuji, Soodabeh Shahidsales, Malihe Hasanzadeh, Mir Hadi Jazayeri, Seyed Mahdi Hassanian, Gordon A Ferns, Nafiseh Saghafi, Amir Avan
Breast cancer is an important cause of cancer related mortality in women. Despite extensive efforts to identify valid biomarkers for risk stratification, there are relatively few with proven clinical utility. It is recognized that genetic factors play a major role in determining susceptibility to breast cancer. Recent genome-wide-association-studies and gene expression analysis have demonstrated that a locus on chromosome 9p21, which contains three genes; CDKN2B (encoding p15ink4b), CDKN2A (encoding p16ink4a and p14ARF) and the 3' end of CDKN2BAS [an antisense noncoding RNA in the INK4 locus (ANRIL)] are associated with an increased risk of this malignancy...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Dragana Kopanja, Shuo Huang, Mohamed Rizwan Haroon Al Raheed, Grace Guzman, Pradip Raychaudhuri
Arf, a well-established tumor suppressor, is either mutated or downregulated in a wide array of cancers. However, its role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) progression is controversial. Conflicting observations have been published regarding its expression in HCC. In this study, we provide clear genetic evidence demonstrating a protective role of p19Arf in hepatocarcinogenesis. Using Ras-induced mouse model, we show that p19Arf deficiency accelerates progression of aggressive HCC in vivo. To investigate the role of p14ARF in human liver cancers, we analyzed its expression in human HCC using immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
March 8, 2018: Carcinogenesis
Honggang Xiong, Yixin Yang, Kai Yang, Dan Zhao, Hong Tang, Xiongwen Ran
Recent studies have demonstrated that abnormal expression of the clock gene PER2 is closely associated with the development of a variety of cancer types. However, the expression of PER2 in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), a common malignant tumor in humans, and its correlations with the clinicopathological parameters and survival time of OSCC patients and the altered expression of important tumor-related genes remain unclear. In the present study, we detected the mRNA and protein expression levels of PER2, PIK3CA, PTEN, P53, P14ARF and caspase‑8 in OSCC tissues and cancer-adjacent oral mucosa by reverse transcription-quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR), western blotting and immunohistochemistry...
October 31, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
Renu Wadhwa, Rajkumar Singh Kalra, Sunil C Kaul
CARF (Collaborator of ARF) was first identified as an ARF (Alternative Reading Frame, p14ARF)-interacting protein in a yeast two-hybrid interactive screening. Subsequently, it was shown to stabilize the p53-tumor suppressor protein in an ARF-dependent or -independent manner. It acts as a transcriptional repressor of HDM2 that exerts a negative feedback on p53 by its proteasomal-mediated degradation. CARF-driven control over p53-HDM2-p21(WAF1) axis was shown to regulate cell proliferative fates. Cells with CARF-overexpression (CARF-OE) and superexpression (CARF-SE) showed growth arrest and pro-proliferative phenotypes, respectively...
July 25, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
Yu Ren, Li Xiao, Guobin Weng, Bingyi Shi
The inactivation of p16INK4A and p14ARF via promoter methylation has been investigated in various cancers. However, the clinical effects of p16INK4A and p14ARF promoter methylation on renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remain to be clarified. The pooled data were calculated and summarized. Finally, an investigation of 14 eligible studies with 1231 RCC patients and 689 control patients was performed. Methylated p16INK4A and p14ARF were observed to be significantly higher in RCC than in control subjects without malignancies (OR = 2...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
Song Xi, Ming Zhao, Si Wang, Ling Ma, Shensen Wang, Xianling Cong, Ruth A Gjerset, Rebecca C Fitzgerald, Yinghui Huang
Internal ribosome entry sites (IRES elements) have attracted interest in cancer gene therapy because they can be used in the design of gene transfer vectors that provide bicistronic co-expression of two transgene products under the control of a single promoter. Unlike cellular translation of most mRNAs, a process that requires a post-translational 5' modification of the mRNA known as the cap structure, IRES-mediated translation is independent of the cap structure. The cellular conditions that may intervene to modulate IRES-mediated, cap-independent versus cap-dependent translation, however, remain poorly understood, although they could be critical to the choice of gene transfer vectors...
2017: Journal of Cancer
M Vivo, R Fontana, M Ranieri, G Capasso, T Angrisano, A Pollice, V Calabrò, G La Mantia
The ARF protein functions as an important sensor of hyper-proliferative stimuli restricting cell proliferation through both p53-dependent and -independent pathways. Although to date the majority of studies on ARF have focused on its anti-proliferative role, few studies have addressed whether ARF may also have pro-survival functions. Here we show for the first time that during the process of adhesion and spreading ARF re-localizes to sites of active actin polymerization and to focal adhesion points where it interacts with the phosphorylated focal adhesion kinase...
August 24, 2017: Oncogene
Yi Liu, Wei-Mao Wang, Ying-Fei Lu, Lu Feng, Li Li, Ming-Zhu Pan, Yu Sun, Chun-Wai Suen, Wei Guo, Jian-Xin Pang, Jin-Fang Zhang, Wei-Ming Fu
As deubiquitinases, several ubiquitin specific protease members have been reported to mediate tumorigenesis. Although ubiquitin specific protease 5 (Usp5) was previously demonstrated to suppress p53 transcriptional activity and DNA repair, its role in carcinogenesis remains elusive. In this study, we sought to define a novel role of Usp5 in tumorigenesis. It was found that Usp5 was significantly upregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells and most clinical specimens. Further functional investigation also showed that Usp5 knockdown suppressed cell proliferation, migration, drug resistance and induced apoptosis; on the other hand, Usp5 overexpression promoted colony formation, migration, drug resistance and tumorigenesis...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
Emilie A Chapeau, Agnieszka Gembarska, Eric Y Durand, Emeline Mandon, Claire Estadieu, Vincent Romanet, Marion Wiesmann, Ralph Tiedt, Joseph Lehar, Antoine de Weck, Roland Rad, Louise Barys, Sebastien Jeay, Stephane Ferretti, Audrey Kauffmann, Esther Sutter, Armelle Grevot, Pierre Moulin, Masato Murakami, William R Sellers, Francesco Hofmann, Michael Rugaard Jensen
Inhibitors of double minute 2 protein (MDM2)-tumor protein 53 (TP53) interaction are predicted to be effective in tumors in which the TP53 gene is wild type, by preventing TP53 protein degradation. One such setting is represented by the frequent CDKN2A deletion in human cancer that, through inactivation of p14ARF, activates MDM2 protein, which in turn degrades TP53 tumor suppressor. Here we used piggyBac (PB) transposon insertional mutagenesis to anticipate resistance mechanisms occurring during treatment with the MDM2-TP53 inhibitor HDM201...
March 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Bodo Sander, Wenshan Xu, Martin Eilers, Nikita Popov, Sonja Lorenz
The human ubiquitin ligase HUWE1 has key roles in tumorigenesis, yet it is unkown how its activity is regulated. We present the crystal structure of a C-terminal part of HUWE1, including the catalytic domain, and reveal an asymmetric auto-inhibited dimer. We show that HUWE1 dimerizes in solution and self-associates in cells, and that both occurs through the crystallographic dimer interface. We demonstrate that HUWE1 is inhibited in cells and that it can be activated by disruption of the dimer interface. We identify a conserved segment in HUWE1 that counteracts dimer formation by associating with the dimerization region intramolecularly...
February 14, 2017: ELife
Roshan Jha, Hye Young Cho, Ameeq Ul Mushtaq, Kiho Lee, Dae Gyu Kim, Sunghoon Kim, Young Ho Jeon
Besides their primary role in protein synthesis, aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (AARSs) are involved in several non-canonical processes such as apoptosis, inflammation and angiogenesis through their interactions with various cellular proteins. Nine of these AARSs interact with three aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase interacting multifunctional proteins (AIMPs), forming a multi-synthetase complex (MSC) in eukaryotes. Among the three AIMPs, AIMP2 is involved in controlling cell proliferation and apoptosis. However, a splicing variant of AIMP2 lacking exon 2, referred to as AIMP2-DX2, is oncogenic and compromises the pro-apoptotic activity of AIMP2 by competing with it for p53 and TRAF2...
April 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
Ming J Poi, Junan Li, Douglas W Sborov, Zachary VanGundy, Yu Kyoung Cho, Misty Lamprecht, Flavia Pichiorri, Mitch A Phelps, Craig C Hofmeister
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a hematologic malignancy characterized by clonal proliferation of plasma cells and overproduction of monoclonal immunoglobins. Treatment with melphalan is currently standard of care for younger and fit patients when followed by hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), and in transplant ineligible patients when used in combination regimens. It has been previously shown that changes in the p53 pathway are associated with melphalan efficacy, but the regulatory role of the p14ARF-MDM2-p53 axis has yet to be fully explored...
July 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
Diana Hatoum, Daniel Yagoub, Alireza Ahadi, Najah T Nassif, Eileen M McGowan
The annexin family and S100A associated proteins are important regulators of diverse calcium-dependent cellular processes including cell division, growth regulation and apoptosis. Dysfunction of individual annexin and S100A proteins is associated with cancer progression, metastasis and cancer drug resistance. This manuscript describes the novel finding of differential regulation of the annexin and S100A family of proteins by activation of p53 in breast cancer cells. Additionally, the observed differential regulation is found to be beneficial to the survival of breast cancer cells and to influence treatment efficacy...
2017: PloS One
Ming Bai, Nan-Ze Yu, Fei Long, Cheng Feng, Xiao-Jun Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the effects of CDKN2A (p16INK4A/p14ARF) over-expression on the proliferation and migration of human melanoma A375 cells. METHODS: Melanoma tissues and pigmented nevi tissues were collected. Human melanoma A375 cells were transfected by CDKN2A (p16INK4A) and CDKN2A (p14ARF) over-expressing vectors and then assigned into blank, negative control (NC), p16INK4A and p14ARF groups. The expression of CDKN2A (p16INK4A) and CDKN2A (p14ARF) mRNA and protein was detected by qRT-PCR and Western blotting...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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