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Xiaoling Xie, Weijun Zhou, Yuxing Hu, Yiran Chen, Honghao Zhang, Yuhua Li
The identification and characterization of tumor-associated antigens (TAAs) that generate specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) are vital to the development of cancer immunotherapy. The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) pathway substrate 8 gene (Eps8) is involved in regulating cancer progression and might be an ideal antigen. In this study, we searched for novel human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-A*2402-restricted epitopes derived from the Eps8 protein via the HLA-binding prediction algorithm. Among four candidates, peptides 327 (EFLDCFQKF), 534 (KYAKSKYDF) and 755 (LFSLNKDEL) induced peptide-specific CTLs to secrete higher levels of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) and showed enhanced cytotoxic activity against malignant cancer cells...
March 7, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
A Yeudall, V Patel
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March 2018: Oral Diseases
Peipei Sun, Xin Zhou, Yingzhi He, Huimin Liu, Yuxin Wang, Yiran Chen, Meifang Li, Yanjie He, Guowei Li, Yuhua Li
Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) manifest great potential for treatment of Burkitt's lymphoma (BL), an aggressive B-cell lymphoma. Epidermal growth factor receptor pathway substrate 8 (EPS8) is confirmed overexpressed and associated with poor prognosis in solid tumors and leukemia. However, EPS8 expression and the relationship between EPS8 and HDACi on BL remains obscure. Here, we hypothesized that trichostatin A (TSA), a pan-HDACi, could inhibit BL cells by downregulating EPS8. We demonstrated that TSA reduced cell viability, induced apoptosis and cell arrest at G0/G1...
February 17, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Jing-Xuan Ning, Yan-Jie He, Yu-Hua Li
OBJECTIVE: The study was to investigate the effect of silencing Eps8 gene expression on proliferation and apoptosis of human leukemia K562 cells and its molecular mechanism. METHODS: The expetriments were divided into 3 groups, including blank control group(K562 cells without treatment), K562-shRNA group(K562 cells transfected by specific Eps8-shRNA lenticiral vector) and K562-NC group(K562 cells transfected by negtive control lenticiral vector). K562 cells with stably-silenced Eps8 gene were constucted by lentibirus-mediated RNA technology...
February 2018: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
Yiran Chen, Xiaoling Xie, Anqin Wu, Lei Wang, Yuxing Hu, Honghao Zhang, Yuhua Li
BACKGROUND: Oncogenic roles of epidermal growth factor receptor pathway substrate no.8 (EPS8) have been widely reported in various tumors, making targeting of EPS8 an appealing prospect. Here, we describe the role of EPS8 in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and consider the potential of EPS8 as an anti-AML target. Nuclear localization signal (NLS) residues of tumor-associated proteins are crucial for cell cycle progression, and specific inhibitors derived from the NLS have inhibitory effect on cancer cells...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
Rui Huang, Huimin Liu, Yiran Chen, Yanjie He, Qian Kang, Sanfang Tu, Yingzhi He, Xuan Zhou, Lei Wang, Jilong Yang, Anqin Wu, Yuhua Li
Although the introduction of tyrosine kinase inhibitors greatly improved the survival of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), drug resistance remains a problem. Thus, mechanism-based novel therapeutic targets warrant exploration. Recently, epidermal growth factor receptor kinase substrate 8 (EPS8), which has been identified as an oncogene and plays an important role in a broad spectrum of solid tumours, was reported to be related to poor prognosis or chemoresistance in acute leukemia patients. However, its role in CML remains unclear...
January 2018: Oncology Reports
Elham Nasri, Lisa B Wiesen, Jacquelyn A Knapik, Kristianna M Fredenburg
In vitro head and neck cancer studies have demonstrated that epidermal growth factor receptor kinase substrate 8 (Eps8) overexpression contributes to squamous carcinogenesis. Oral squamous cell carcinoma studies have correlated Eps8 expression with metastatic disease and poor prognosis. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) studies comparing its expression by anatomic site or in in vivo regional metastases have not been performed. In this study, we compared Eps8 expression in HNSCCs arising in the oral cavity (OCSCC) and oropharynx (OPSCC) along with their corresponding regional lymph nodes (LNs) metastases...
October 28, 2017: Human Pathology
Linxi Li, Elizabeth I Tang, Haiqi Chen, Qingquan Lian, Renshan Ge, Bruno Silvestrini, C Yan Cheng
The mechanism that regulates sperm release at spermiation is unknown. Herein, we used an animal model wherein rats were treated with adjudin, 1-(2,4-dichlorobenzyl)-1H-indazole-3-carbohydrazide, via oral gavage to induce premature release of elongating/elongated spermatids, followed by round spermatids and spermatocytes. Spermatid release mimicking spermiation occurred within 6 to 12 hours following adjudin treatment and, by 96 hours, virtually all tubules were devoid of elongating/elongated spermatids. Using this model, we tracked the organization of F-actin and microtubules (MTs) by immunofluorescence microscopy, and the association of actin or MT regulatory proteins that either promote or demolish cytoskeletal integrity through changes in the organization of actin microfilaments or MTs by coimmunoprecipitation...
December 1, 2017: Endocrinology
Christof Litschko, Joern Linkner, Stefan Brühmann, Theresia E B Stradal, Tobias Reinl, Lothar Jänsch, Klemens Rottner, Jan Faix
The WAVE regulatory complex (WRC) links upstream Rho-family GTPase signaling to the activation of the ARP2/3 complex in different organisms. WRC-induced and ARP2/3 complex-mediated actin nucleation beneath the plasma membrane is critical for actin assembly in the leading edge to drive efficient cell migration. The WRC is a stable heteropentamer composed of SCAR/WAVE, Abi, Nap, Pir and the small polypeptide Brk1/Hspc300. Functional interference with individual subunits of the complex frequently results in diminished amounts of the remaining polypeptides of the WRC complex, implying the complex to act as molecular entity...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
Niranjan Jeganathan, Dan Predescu, Sanda Predescu
Intersectin-1s (ITSN-1s), a multidomain adaptor protein, plays a vital role in endocytosis, cytoskeleton rearrangement and cell signaling. Recent studies have demonstrated that deficiency of ITSN-1s is a crucial early event in pulmonary pathogenesis. In lung cancer, ITSN-1s deficiency impairs Eps8 ubiquitination and favors Eps8-mSos1 interaction which activates Rac1 leading to enhanced lung cancer cell proliferation, migration and metastasis. Restoring ITSN-1s deficiency in lung cancer cells facilitates cytoskeleton changes favoring mesenchymal to epithelial transformation and impairs lung cancer progression...
September 6, 2017: Respiratory Research
Jo Tod, Christopher J Hanley, Mark R Morgan, Marta Rucka, Toby Mellows, Maria-Antoinette Lopez, Philip Kiely, Karwan A Moutasim, Steven J Frampton, Durgagauri Sabnis, David R Fine, Colin Johnson, John F Marshall, Giorgio Scita, Veronika Jenei, Gareth J Thomas
The integrin αvβ6 is up-regulated in numerous carcinomas, where expression commonly correlates with poor prognosis. αvβ6 promotes tumour invasion, partly through regulation of proteases and cell migration, and is also the principal mechanism by which epithelial cells activate TGF-β1; this latter function complicates therapeutic targeting of αvβ6, since TGF-β1 has both tumour-promoting and -suppressive effects. It is unclear how these different αvβ6 functions are linked; both require actin cytoskeletal reorganization, and it is suggested that tractive forces generated during cell migration activate TGF-β1 by exerting mechanical tension on the ECM-bound latent complex...
September 2017: Journal of Pathology
Xiaoping Wu, Bernt Guldbrandtsen, Ulrik Sander Nielsen, Mogens Sandø Lund, Goutam Sahana
Identification of the genetic variants associated with calf survival in dairy cattle will aid in the elimination of harmful mutations from the cattle population and the reduction of calf and young stock mortality rates. We used de-regressed estimated breeding values for the young stock survival (YSS) index as response variables in a genome-wide association study with imputed whole-genome sequence variants. A total of 4,610 bulls with estimated breeding values were genotyped with the Illumina BovineSNP50 (Illumina, San Diego, CA) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping array...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
Ying Gao, Haiqi Chen, Wing-Yee Lui, Will M Lee, C Yan Cheng
A local axis connects the apical ectoplasmic specialization (ES) at the Sertoli-spermatid interface, the basal ES at the blood-testis barrier (BTB), and the basement membrane across the seminiferous epithelium functionally in rat testes. As such, cellular events that take place simultaneously across the epithelium such as spermiation and BTB remodeling that occur at the apical ES and the basal ES, respectively, at stage VIII of the cycle are coordinated. Herein, laminin α2, a structural component of the basement membrane, was found to regulate BTB dynamics...
April 1, 2017: Endocrinology
Won-Sik Shin, Hyun Jae Shim, Young Hun Lee, Minju Pyo, Jun Sang Park, So Yun Ahn, Seung-Taek Lee
Protein tyrosine kinase 6 (PTK6; also known as Brk) is closely related to the Src family kinases, but lacks a membrane-targeting myristoylation signal. Sublocalization of PTK6 at the plasma membrane enhances its oncogenic potential. To understand the mechanism(s) underlying the oncogenic property of plasma---membrane-associated PTK6, proteins phosphorylated by membrane-targeted myristoylated PTK6 (Myr-PTK6) were enriched and analyzed using a proteomics approach. Eps8 which was identified by this method is phosphorylated by Myr-PTK6 in HEK293 cells...
September 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Yin Lu, Jianshe Wang, Xuejiang Guo, Shengmin Yan, Jiayin Dai
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is an abundant perfluoroalkyl substance widely applied in industrial and consumer products. Among its potential health hazards, testicular toxicity is of major concern. To explore the potential effect of miRNA on post-translational regulation after PFOA exposure, changes in miRNAs were detected via miRNA array. Seventeen miRNAs were differentially expressed (eight upregulated, nine downregulated) in male mouse testes after exposure to 5mg/kg/d of PFOA for 28d (>1.5-fold and P<0...
March 1, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
Elise Delage, Diégo Cordero Cervantes, Esthel Pénard, Christine Schmitt, Sylvie Syan, Andrea Disanza, Giorgio Scita, Chiara Zurzolo
Tunneling Nanotubes (TNTs) are actin enriched filopodia-like protrusions that play a pivotal role in long-range intercellular communication. Different pathogens use TNT-like structures as "freeways" to propagate across cells. TNTs are also implicated in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, making them promising therapeutic targets. Understanding the mechanism of their formation, and their relation with filopodia is of fundamental importance to uncover their physiological function, particularly since filopodia, differently from TNTs, are not able to mediate transfer of cargo between distant cells...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
Sai Huang, Cong Feng, Li Chen, Zhi Huang, Xuan Zhou, Bei Li, Li-Li Wang, Wei Chen, Fa-Qin Lv, Tan-Shi Li
BACKGROUND This study aimed to identify the potential key long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and target genes associated with pneumonia using lncRNA sequencing (lncRNA-seq). MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 9 peripheral blood samples from patients with mild pneumonia (n=3) and severe pneumonia (n=3), as well as volunteers without pneumonia (n=3), were received for lncRNA-seq. Based on the sequencing data, differentially expressed lncRNAs (DE-lncRNAs) were identified by the limma package. After the functional enrichment analysis, target genes of DE-lncRNAs were predicted, and the regulatory network was constructed...
September 24, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Niranjan Jeganathan, Dan Predescu, Jin Zhang, Fei Sha, Cristina Bardita, Monal Patel, Stephen Wood, Jeffrey A Borgia, Robert A Balk, Sanda Predescu
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms involved in lung cancer (LC) progression are poorly understood making discovery of successful therapies difficult. Adaptor proteins play a crucial role in cancer as they link cell surface receptors to specific intracellular pathways. Intersectin-1s (ITSN-1s) is an important multidomain adaptor protein implicated in the pathophysiology of numerous pulmonary diseases. To date, the role of ITSN-1s in LC has not been studied. METHODS: Human LC cells, human LC tissue and A549 LC cells stable transfected with myc-ITSN-1s construct (A549 + ITSN-1s) were used in correlation with biochemical, molecular biology and morphological studies...
September 14, 2016: Molecular Cancer
D Fang, H Chen, J Y Zhu, W Wang, Y Teng, H-F Ding, Q Jing, S-B Su, S Huang
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is regarded as a crucial contributing factor to cancer progression. Diverse factors have been identified as potent EMT inducers in ovarian cancer. However, molecular mechanism sustaining EMT of ovarian cancer cells remains elusive. Here we show that the presence of SOS1/EPS8/ABI1 complex is critical for sustained EMT traits of ovarian cancer cells. Consistent with the role of SOS1/EPS8/ABI1 complex as a Rac1-specific guanine nucleotide exchange factor, depleting Rac1 results in the loss of most of mesenchymal traits in mesenchymal-like ovarian cancer cells, whereas expressing constitutively active Rac1 leads to EMT in epithelial-like ovarian cancer cells...
March 2017: Oncogene
Qian Li, Wei Bao, Qiong Fan, Wen-Jing Shi, Zhu-Nan Li, Ying Xu, Dan Wu
Epidermal growth factor receptor pathway substrate 8 (Eps8) has been identified as a novel substrate for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) kinase and is involved in EGFR‑mediated signaling pathways correlated with tumorigenesis, proliferation and metastasis in various cancer types. However, the precise role of Eps8 in cervical cancer metastasis remains to be elucidated. Immunohistochemistry revealed that Eps8 was significantly increased in cervical cancer specimens compared with squamous intraepithelial lesion and normal cervical tissues...
October 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
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