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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712664/gsk3-and-its-interactions-with-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-signalling-network
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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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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/role-of-akt-hyperactivation-and-the-potential-of-akt-targeted-therapy-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#8
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 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...
June 13, 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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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-mtorc2-promotes-macrophage-activation-and-kidney-fibrosis
#12
Jiafa Ren, Jianzhong Li, Ye Feng, Bingyan Shu, Yuan Gui, Wei Wei, Weichun He, Junwei Yang, Chunsun Dai
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling controls many essential cellular functions. However, the role for Rictor/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 diminished kidney fibrosis, inflammatory cell accumulation, macrophage proliferation and polarization after unilateral ureter obstruction (UUO) or ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI)...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576773/distinct-roles-for-the-mtor-pathway-in-postnatal-morphogenesis-maturation-and-function-of-pancreatic-islets
#13
Katie L Sinagoga, William J Stone, Jacqueline V Schiesser, Jamie I Schweitzer, Leesa Sampson, Yi Zheng, James M Wells
While much is known about the molecular pathways that regulate embryonic development and adult homeostasis of the endocrine pancreas, little is known about what regulates early postnatal development and maturation of islets. Given that birth marks the first exposure to enteral nutrition, we investigated how nutrient-regulated signaling pathways influence postnatal islet development. To do this we performed loss-of-function studies of mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR), a highly conserved kinase within a nutrient-sensing pathway known to regulate cellular growth, morphogenesis and metabolism...
June 2, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573133/regulation-of-osteoclast-growth-and-fusion-by-mtor-raptor-and-mtor-rictor-akt
#14
Kerstin Tiedemann, Damien Le Nihouannen, Jenna E Fong, Osama Hussein, Jake E Barralet, Svetlana V Komarova
Osteoclasts are giant bone cells formed by fusion from monocytes and uniquely capable of a complete destruction of mineralized tissues. Previously, we have demonstrated that in energy-rich environment not only osteoclast fusion index (the number of nuclei each osteoclast contains), but also cytoplasm volume per single nucleus was increased. The goal of this study was to investigate the regulation of metabolic sensor mTOR during osteoclast differentiation in energy-rich environment simulated by addition of pyruvate...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546423/overexpression-of-kinase-dead-mtor-impairs-glucose-homeostasis-by-regulating-insulin-secretion-and-not-%C3%AE-cell-mass
#15
Emilyn U Alejandro, Nadejda Bozadjieva, Manuel Blandino-Rosano, Michelle Ann Wasan, Lynda Elghazi, Suryakiran Vadrevu, Leslie Satin, Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi
Regulation of glucose homeostasis by insulin depends on β-cell growth and function. Nutrients and growth factors stimuli converge on the conserved protein kinase mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR), existing in two complexes mTORC1 and mTORC2. To understand the functional relevance of mTOR enzymatic activity in β-cell development and in glucose homeostasis, we generated mice overexpressing either one or two copies of a kinase-dead mTOR mutant (KD-mTOR) transgene exclusively in β-cells. We examined glucose homeostasis and β-cell function of these mice in control chow and in high-fat diet (HFD)...
May 25, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468668/proteomic-anaysis-of-aged-microglia-shifts-in-transcription-bioenergetics-and-nutrient-response
#16
Antwoine Flowers, Harris Bell-Temin, Ahmad Jalloh, Stanley M Stevens, Paula C Bickford
BACKGROUND: Age is the primary risk factor for many diseases. As such, age is a critical co-factor for examination in order to understand the progression and potential intervention in disease progression. Studies examining both the phenotype and transcriptome of aged microglia demonstrated a propensity for the development of a pro-inflammatory phenotype. Less well studied is the concomitant blunting of anti-inflammatory aspects of microglial function with age which also impact plasticity and repair in the CNS...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467426/pkb%C3%AE-akt3-loss-of-function-causes-learning-and-memory-deficits-and-deregulation-of-akt-mtorc2-signaling-relevance-for-schizophrenia
#17
Kristy R Howell, Kirsten Floyd, Amanda J Law
Psychiatric genetic studies have identified genome-wide significant loci for schizophrenia. The AKT3/1q44 locus is a principal risk region and gene-network analyses identify AKT3 polymorphisms as a constituent of several neurobiological pathways relevant to psychiatric risk; the neurobiological mechanisms remain unknown. AKT3 shows prenatal enrichment during human neocortical development and recurrent copy number variations involving the 1q43-44 locus are associated with cortical malformations and intellectual disability, implicating an essential role in early brain development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464351/mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-complex-2-regulates-muscle-glucose-uptake-during-exercise-in-mice
#18
Maximilian Kleinert, Benjamin L Parker, Andreas M Fritzen, Jonas R Knudsen, Thomas E Jensen, Rasmus Kjøbsted, Lykke Sylow, Markus Ruegg, David E James, Erik A Richter
KEY POINTS: Exercise is a potent physiological stimulus to clear blood glucose from the circulation into skeletal muscle. The mammalian target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2) is an important regulator of muscle glucose uptake in response to insulin stimulation. Here we report for the first time that the activity of mTORC2 in mouse muscle increases during exercise. We further show that glucose uptake during exercise is decreased in mouse muscle that lacks mTORC2 activity. We also provide novel identifications of new mTORC2 substrates during exercise in mouse muscle...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462076/acid-sphingomyelinase-deficiency-in-western-diet-fed-mice-protects-against-adipocyte-hypertrophy-and-diet-induced-liver-steatosis
#19
Svenja Sydor, Jan-Peter Sowa, Dominik A Megger, Martin Schlattjan, Sami Jafoui, Lena Wingerter, Alexander Carpinteiro, Hideo A Baba, Lars P Bechmann, Barbara Sitek, Guido Gerken, Erich Gulbins, Ali Canbay
OBJECTIVE: Alterations in sphingolipid and ceramide metabolism have been associated with various diseases, including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Acid sphingomyelinase (ASM) converts the membrane lipid sphingomyelin to ceramide, thereby affecting membrane composition and domain formation. We investigated the ways in which the Asm knockout (Smpd1(-/-)) genotype affects diet-induced NAFLD. METHODS: Smpd1(-/-) mice and wild type controls were fed either a standard or Western diet (WD) for 6 weeks...
May 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453552/specific-blockade-of-rictor-mtor-association-inhibits-mtorc2-activity-and-is-cytotoxic-in-glioblastoma
#20
Angelica Benavides-Serrato, Jihye Lee, Brent Holmes, Kenna A Landon, Tariq Bashir, Michael E Jung, Alan Lichtenstein, Joseph Gera
A small molecule which specifically blocks the interaction of Rictor and mTOR was identified utilizing a high-throughput yeast two-hybrid screen and evaluated as a potential inhibitor of mTORC2 activity in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). In vitro, CID613034 inhibited mTORC2 kinase activity at submicromolar concentrations and in cellular assays specifically inhibited phosphorylation of mTORC2 substrates, including AKT (Ser-473), NDRG1 (Thr-346) and PKCα (Ser-657), while having no appreciable effects on the phosphorylation status of the mTORC1 substrate S6K (Thr-389) or mTORC1-dependent negative feedback loops...
2017: PloS One
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