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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888905/selective-interference-of-mtorc1-raptor-protects-against-human-disc-cellular-apoptosis-senescence-and-extracellular-matrix-catabolism-with-akt-and-autophagy-induction
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M Ito, T Yurube, K Kakutani, K Maeno, T Takada, Y Terashima, Y Kakiuchi, Y Takeoka, S Miyazaki, R Kuroda, K Nishida
OBJECTIVE: The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a serine/threonine kinase that integrates nutrients to execute cell growth and protein synthesis. We hypothesized that mTOR is essential for the intervertebral disc, the largest avascular, low-nutrient organ. Our objective was to elucidate roles of mTOR signaling in human disc cells. DESIGN: The mTOR exists in two complexes: mTORC1 containing regulatory-associated protein of mTOR (RAPTOR) and mTORC2 containing rapamycin-insensitive companion of mTOR (RICTOR)...
September 6, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860410/next-generation-sequencing-for-patients-with-sarcoma-a-single-center-experience
#2
Gregory M Cote, Jie He, Edwin Choy
BACKGROUND: Sarcomas comprise over 50 subtypes of mesenchymal cancers. For the majority of sarcomas, the driver mutations remain unknown. In this article, we describe our experience with a targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) platform in clinic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed results of NGS using 133 tumor samples from patients diagnosed with a variety of sarcomas that were analyzed with targeted NGS covering over 400 cancer-related genes (405 DNA, 265 RNA) on a commercially available platform...
August 31, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821013/rictor-positively-regulates-b-cell-receptor-signaling-by-modulating-actin-reorganization-via-ezrin
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Lu Huang, Yongjie Zhang, Chenguang Xu, Xiaomei Gu, Linlin Niu, Jinzhi Wang, Xiaoyu Sun, Xiaoming Bai, Xingtian Xuan, Qubei Li, Chunwei Shi, Bing Yu, Heather Miller, Gangyi Yang, Lisa S Westerberg, Wanli Liu, Wenxia Song, Xiaodong Zhao, Chaohong Liu
As the central hub of the metabolism machinery, the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2) has been well studied in lymphocytes. As an obligatory component of mTORC2, the role of Rictor in T cells is well established. However, the role of Rictor in B cells still remains elusive. Rictor is involved in B cell development, especially the peripheral development. However, the role of Rictor on B cell receptor (BCR) signaling as well as the underlying cellular and molecular mechanism is still unknown. This study used B cell-specfic Rictor knockout (KO) mice to investigate how Rictor regulates BCR signaling...
August 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813526/mtor-has-a-developmental-stage-specific-role-in-mitochondrial-fitness-independent-of-conventional-mtorc1-and-mtorc2-and-the-kinase-activity
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Khalid W Kalim, Shuangmin Zhang, Xiaoyi Chen, Yuan Li, Jun-Qi Yang, Yi Zheng, Fukun Guo
The mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), present in mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) and mTORC2, is a serine/threonine kinase that integrates nutrients, growth factors, and cellular energy status to control protein synthesis, cell growth, survival and metabolism. However, it remains elusive whether mTOR plays a developmental stage-specific role in tissue development and whether mTOR can function independent of its complexes and kinase activity. In this study, by inducible genetic manipulation approach, we investigated the role of mTOR and its dependence on mTOR complexes and kinase activity in mitochondrial fitness of early, progenitor stage (lineage-negative; Lin-) versus later, lineage-committed stage (lineage-positive; Lin+) of hematopoietic cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789972/estrogen-receptor-alpha-and-beta-regulate-actin-polymerization-and-spatial-memory-through-an-src-1-mtorc2-dependent-pathway-in-the-hippocampus-of-female-mice
#5
Yangang Zhao, Li He, Yuanyuan Zhang, Jikai Zhao, Zhi Liu, Fangzhou Xing, Mengying Liu, Ziqi Feng, Wei Li, Jiqiang Zhang
Aging-related decline of estrogens, especially 17β-estradiol (E2), has been shown to play an important role in the impairment of learning and memory in dementias, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), but the underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. In this study, we first demonstrated decreases in E2 signaling (aromatase, classic estrogen receptor ERα and ERβ and their coactivator SRC-1), mTORC2 signaling (Rictor and phospho-AKTser473) and actin polymerization (phospho-Cofilin, Profilin-1 and the F-actin/G-actin ratio) in the hippocampus of old female mice compared with those levels detected in the adult hippocampus...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776571/expanded-molecular-profiling-of-myxofibrosarcoma-reveals-potentially-actionable-targets
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Ellen Heitzer, Sandra Sunitsch, Magdalena M Gilg, Birgit Lohberger, Beate Rinner, Karl Kashofer, Nicole Stündl, Peter Ulz, Joanna Szkandera, Andreas Leithner, Bernadette Liegl-Atzwanger
Myxofibrosarcomas are morphologically heterogeneous soft tissue sarcomas lacking a specific immunohistochemical expression profile and recurrent genetic changes. The study was designed to gain further insights into the molecular landscape of myxofibrosarcomas by targeted re-sequencing of known cancer driver hotspot mutations and the analysis of genomewide somatic copy number alterations. A well-defined group of myxofibrosarcomas, including myxofibrosarcomas G1 (n=6), myxofibrosarcomas G3 (n=7), myxofibrosarcomas with morphologically heterogeneous and independently selectable G1 and G3 areas within a tumor (n=8), and myxofibrosarcomas G3 with subsequent tumor recurrence (n=1) or metastatic disease (n=3) were evaluated...
August 4, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761330/epigenetic-memory-of-oxidative-stress-does-nephrilin-exert-its-protective-effects-via-rac1
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Desmond D Mascarenhas, David N Herndon, Istvan Arany
AIM: Nephrilin peptide, a designed inhibitor of Rictor complex (mTORC2), exerts pleiotropic protective effects in metabolic, xenobiotic and traumatic stress models. Stress can generate enduring epigenetic changes in gene function. In this work we examine the possibility that nephrilin treatment protects against acute and enduring global changes in oxidative metabolism, with a focus on the Rictor-complex-mediated activation of Rac1, a subunit of NADPH oxidase (Nox) via PKCs, Prex1 and p66shc...
2017: Biologics: Targets & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754648/microtopographical-cues-promote-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-via-transient-mtorc2-activation
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Suzanne E Thomson, Chloe Charalambous, Carol-Anne Smith, Penelope M Tsimbouri, Theophile Déjardin, Paul J Kingham, Andrew M Hart, Mathis O Riehle
Despite microsurgical repair, recovery of function following peripheral nerve injury is slow and often incomplete. Outcomes could be improved by an increased understanding of the molecular biology of regeneration and by translation of experimental bioengineering strategies. Topographical cues have been shown to be powerful regulators of the rate and directionality of neurite regeneration, and in this study we investigated the downstream molecular effects of linear micropatterned structures in an organotypic explant model...
July 25, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712664/gsk3-and-its-interactions-with-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-signalling-network
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REVIEW
Miguel A Hermida, J Dinesh Kumar, Nick R Leslie
Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3 (GSK3 or GSK-3) is a promiscuous protein kinase and its phosphorylation of its diverse substrates has major influences on many areas of physiology and pathology, including cellular metabolism, lineage commitment and neuroscience. GSK3 was one of the first identified substrates of the heavily studied oncogenic kinase AKT, phosphorylation by which inhibits GSK3 activity via the formation of an autoinhibitory pseudosubstrate sequence. This has led to investigation of the role of GSK3 inhibition as a key component of the cellular responses to growth factors and insulin, which stimulate the class I PI 3-Kinases and in turn AKT activity and GSK3 phosphorylation...
June 27, 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711935/association-of-msin1-with-mtorc2-ras-and-akt-reveals-a-crucial-domain-on-msin1-involved-in-akt-phosphorylation
#10
Chien-An Yao, Sara Ortiz-Vega, Yun-Ya Sun, Chiang-Ting Chien, Jen-Hua Chuang, Yenshou Lin
mSin1 is a unique component within the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) complex 2 (mTORC2), which is responsible for cellular morphology and glucose metabolism. The association between mSin1 and other mTORC2 components, as well as their functions, has been explored previously; nevertheless, the mapping of the various binding domains of the components is lacking. Based on an evolutionary analysis of the gene, we constructed various fragments and truncated-forms of mSin1. We characterized the individual binding sites of mSin1 with its various partners, including mTOR, Rictor, Ras, and Akt...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699701/rictor-regulates-the-vasculogenic-mimicry-of-melanoma-via-the-akt-mmp-2-9-pathway
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Xingmei Liang, Ran Sun, Xiulan Zhao, Yanhui Zhang, Qiang Gu, Xueyi Dong, Danfang Zhang, Junying Sun, Baocun Sun
Vasculogenic mimicry (VM)-positive melanomas are usually associated with poor prognosis. Rictor, the key component of the rapamycin-insensitive complex of mTOR (mTORC2), is up-regulated in several cancers, especially in melanomas with poor prognosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of Rictor in the regulation of VM and the mechanism underlying this possible regulation. VM channels were found in 35 of 81 tested melanoma samples and high Rictor expression correlated with VM structures. Moreover, Kaplan-Meier survival curves indicated that VM structures and high Rictor expression correlated with shorter survival in patients with melanoma...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683304/inhibition-of-the-schizophrenia-associated-microrna-mir-137-disrupts-nrg1%C3%AE-neurodevelopmental-signal-transduction
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Kristen Therese Thomas, Bart Russell Anderson, Niraj Shah, Stephanie Elaine Zimmer, Daniel Hawkins, Arielle Nicole Valdez, Qiaochu Gu, Gary Jonathan Bassell
Genomic studies have repeatedly associated variants in the gene encoding the microRNA miR-137 with increased schizophrenia risk. Bioinformatic predictions suggest that miR-137 regulates schizophrenia-associated signaling pathways critical to neural development, but these predictions remain largely unvalidated. In the present study, we demonstrate that miR-137 regulates neuronal levels of p55γ, PTEN, Akt2, GSK3β, mTOR, and rictor. All are key proteins within the PI3K-Akt-mTOR pathway and act downstream of neuregulin (Nrg)/ErbB and BDNF signaling...
July 5, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668834/effects-of-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-on-breast-cancer-cell-line-mcf-7-using-absorption-spectroscopy
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Dominic Z Alcantara, Ian Jerry S Soliman, Romeric F Pobre, Raouf N G Naguib
We present an analysis of the effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) with 3.3 MHz carrier frequency and modulated by audio resonant frequencies on the MCF-7 breast cancer cell line in vitro using absorption spectroscopy. This involves a fluorescence dye called PrestoBlue™ Cell Viability Reagent and a spectrophotometry to test the viability of MCF-7 breast cancer cells under different PEMF treatment conditions in terms of the cell absorption values. The DNA molecule of the MCF-7 breast cancer cells has an electric dipole property that renders it sensitive and reactive to applied electromagnetic fields...
July 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666462/two-distinct-mtorc2-dependent-pathways-converge-on-rac1-to-drive-breast-cancer-metastasis
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Meghan Morrison Joly, Michelle M Williams, Donna J Hicks, Bayley Jones, Violeta Sanchez, Christian D Young, Dos D Sarbassov, William J Muller, Dana Brantley-Sieders, Rebecca S Cook
BACKGROUND: The importance of the mTOR complex 2 (mTORC2) signaling complex in tumor progression is becoming increasingly recognized. HER2-amplified breast cancers use Rictor/mTORC2 signaling to drive tumor formation, tumor cell survival and resistance to human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-targeted therapy. Cell motility, a key step in the metastatic process, can be activated by mTORC2 in luminal and triple negative breast cancer cell lines, but its role in promoting metastases from HER2-amplified breast cancers is not yet clear...
June 30, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665611/comprehensive-myocardial-proteogenomics-profiling-reveals-c-ebp%C3%AE-as-the-key-factor-in-the-lipid-storage-of-arvc
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Liang Chen, Fan Yang, Xiao Chen, Man Rao, Ning-Ning Zhang, Kai Chen, HaiTeng Deng, Jiang-Ping Song, Sheng-Shou Hu
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is hereditary cardiomyopathy characterized by the fibro-fatty replacement of the myocardium. A small number of noncomprehensive profiling studies based on human cardiac tissues have been conducted and reported; consequently, ARVC's gene expression pattern characteristics remain largely undocumented. Our study applies large-scaled, quantitative proteomics based on TMT-labeled LC-MS/MS to analyze the left and right ventricular myocardium of four ARVC and four DCM explanted hearts to compare them with normal hearts...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627414/akt-hyperactivation-and-the-potential-of-akt-targeted-therapy-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
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Jinfen Wang, Zijun Y Xu-Monette, Kausar J Jabbar, Qi Shen, Ganiraju C Manyam, Alexandar Tzankov, Carlo Visco, Jing Wang, Santiago Montes-Moreno, Karen Dybkær, Wayne Tam, Govind Bhagat, Eric D Hsi, J Han van Krieken, Maurilio Ponzoni, Andrés J M Ferreri, Shi Wang, Michael B Møller, Miguel A Piris, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Yong Li, Lan V Pham, Ken H Young
AKT signaling is important for proliferation and survival of tumor cells. The clinical significance of AKT activation in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is not well analyzed. Here, we assessed expression of phosphorylated AKT (p-AKT) in 522 DLBCL patients. We found that high levels of p-AKT nuclear expression, observed in 24.3% of the study cohort, were associated with significantly worse progression-free survival and Myc and Bcl-2 overexpression. However, multivariate analysis indicated that AKT hyperactivation was not an independent factor...
August 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608572/identification-of-candidate-genes-involved-in-the-etiology-of-sporadic-tourette-syndrome-by-exome-sequencing
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Yosuke Eriguchi, Hitoshi Kuwabara, Aya Inai, Yuki Kawakubo, Fumichika Nishimura, Chihiro Kakiuchi, Mamoru Tochigi, Jun Ohashi, Naoto Aoki, Kayoko Kato, Hiroyuki Ishiura, Jun Mitsui, Shoji Tsuji, Koichiro Doi, Jun Yoshimura, Shinichi Morishita, Takafumi Shimada, Masaomi Furukawa, Tadashi Umekage, Tsukasa Sasaki, Kiyoto Kasai, Yukiko Kano
Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by chronic motor and vocal tics. Although there is a large genetic contribution, the genetic architecture of TS remains unclear. Exome sequencing has successfully revealed the contribution of de novo mutations in sporadic cases with neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. Here, using exome sequencing, we investigated de novo mutations in individuals with sporadic TS to identify novel risk loci and elucidate the genetic background of TS...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602697/gsk3-inhibitor-ar-a014418-promotes-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-via-erk-and-mtorc2-akt-signaling-pathway
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Min Zhang, Ping Zhang, Yunsong Liu, Yongsheng Zhou
Small molecule-based bone tissue engineering is emerging as a promising strategy for bone defects restoration. In this study, we intended to identify the roles and mechanisms of AR-A014418, a highly selective inhibitor of GSK3, on the osteogenic differentiation. We found that AR-A014418 exhibited a dose-dependent effect on osteogenic differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells (hASCs). hASCs treated with AR-A014418 showed higher activity of ERK and mTORC2/Akt signaling. Administration of ERK inhibitor U0126 or knockdown of RICTOR by siRNA attenuated AR-A014418 induced osteogenic differentiation of hASCs...
August 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585698/lycopene-protects-keratinocytes-against-uvb-radiation-induced-carcinogenesis-via-negative-regulation-of-foxo3a-through-the-mtorc2-akt-signaling-pathway
#19
Ping Chen, Shina Xu, Jinlong Qu
Lycopene, one of the most potent anti-oxidants, has been reported to exhibit potent anti-proliferative properties in a wide range of cancer cells through modulation of the cell cycle and apoptosis. Forkhead box O3a (FOXO3a) plays a pivotal role in modulating the expression of genes involved in cell death. Herein, we investigated the role of FOXO3a signaling in the anti-cancer effects of lycopene. Results showed that lycopene pretreatment attenuated UVB-induced cell hyper-proliferation and promoted apoptosis, accompanied by decreased cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2) and CDK4 complex in both human keratinocytes and SKH-1 hairless mice...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585302/rictor-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-complex-2-promotes-macrophage-activation-and-kidney-fibrosis
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Jiafa Ren, Jianzhong Li, Ye Feng, Bingyan Shu, Yuan Gui, Wei Wei, Weichun He, Junwei Yang, Chunsun Dai
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signalling controls many essential cellular functions. However, the role of Rictor/mTOR complex 2 (mTORC2) in regulating macrophage activation and kidney fibrosis remains largely unknown. We report here that Rictor/mTORC2 was activated in macrophages from the fibrotic kidneys of mice. Ablation of Rictor in macrophages reduced kidney fibrosis, inflammatory cell accumulation, macrophage proliferation and polarization after unilateral ureter obstruction or ischaemia/reperfusion injury...
August 2017: Journal of Pathology
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