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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211872/rictor-mtorc2-deficiency-enhances-keratinocyte-stress-tolerance-via-mitohormesis
#1
Beatrice Tassone, Stefania Saoncella, Francesco Neri, Ugo Ala, Davide Brusa, Mark A Magnuson, Paolo Provero, Salvatore Oliviero, Chiara Riganti, Enzo Calautti
How metabolic pathways required for epidermal tissue growth and remodeling influence the ability of keratinocytes to survive stressful conditions is still largely unknown. The mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2) regulates growth and metabolism of several tissues, but its functions in epidermal cells are poorly defined. Rictor is an adaptor protein essential for mTORC2 activity. To explore the roles of mTORC2 in the epidermis, we have conditionally deleted rictor in mice via K14-Cre-mediated homologous recombination and found that its deficiency causes moderate tissue hypoplasia, reduced keratinocyte proliferation and attenuated hyperplastic response to TPA...
February 17, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167137/deletion-of-rictor-in-catecholaminergic-neurons-alters-locomotor-activity-and-ingestive-behavior
#2
Sophia Kaska, Rebecca Brunk, Vedrana Bali, Megan Kechner, Michelle S Mazei-Robison
While the etiology of depression is not fully understood, increasing evidence from animal models suggests a role for the ventral tegmental area (VTA) in pathogenesis. In this paper, we investigate the potential role of VTA mechanistic target of rapamycin 2 (TORC2) signaling in mediating susceptibility to chronic social defeat stress (CSDS), a well-established mouse model of depression. Utilizing genetic and viral knockout of Rictor (rapamycin-insensitive companion of target of rapamycin), a requisite component of TORC2, we demonstrate that decreasing Rictor-dependent TORC2 signaling in catecholaminergic neurons, or within the VTA specifically, does not alter susceptibility to CSDS...
February 3, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134789/mrpl10-and-tbp-are-suitable-reference-genes-for-peripheral-nerve-crush-injury
#3
Yaxian Wang, Qianqian Shan, Yali Meng, Jiacheng Pan, Sheng Yi
Peripheral nerve injury triggers the dysregulation of a large number of genes at multiple sites, including neurons, peripheral nerve stump, and the target organ. Housekeeping genes were frequently used as reference genes to normalize the expression values of target genes. Suitable selection of housekeeping genes that are stably expressed after nerve injury minimizes bias elicited by reference genes and thus helps to better and more sensitively reflect gene expression changes. However, many housekeeping genes have been used as reference genes without testing the expression patterns of themselves...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132115/rictor-expression-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-its-clinical-significance
#4
Wei-Jia Jiang, Ru-Xue Feng, Jia-Tao Liu, Lu-Lu Fan, Hua Wang, Guo-Ping Sun
Esophageal cancer is one of the most common malignant tumors in the world, and its incidence is the eighth highest; meanwhile, its fatality rate is the sixth highest. The PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway plays a required role in human cancer, including cell survival, metabolism and migration. As a kind of important scaffold protein in mTORC2, RICTOR has showed over-expression in several malignancies like melanoma and endometrial cancer. In this research, we selected 201 cases of paraffin specimens from patients diagnosed as esophageal squamous cell carcinoma after surgical treatment and then estimated the RICTOR expression in each esophageal squamous cell carcinoma tissue by using the immunohistochemical streptavidin-peroxidase technique...
March 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128208/mtorc2-signalling-regulates-m2-macrophage-differentiation-in-response-to-helminth-infection-and-adaptive-thermogenesis
#5
R W Hallowell, S L Collins, J M Craig, Y Zhang, M Oh, P B Illei, Y Chan-Li, C L Vigeland, W Mitzner, A L Scott, J D Powell, M R Horton
Alternatively activated macrophages (M2) have an important function in innate immune responses to parasitic helminths, and emerging evidence also indicates these cells are regulators of systemic metabolism. Here we show a critical role for mTORC2 signalling in the generation of M2 macrophages. Abrogation of mTORC2 signalling in macrophages by selective conditional deletion of the adaptor molecule Rictor inhibits the generation of M2 macrophages while leaving the generation of classically activated macrophages (M1) intact...
January 27, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123351/involvement-of-rictor-mtorc2-in-cardiomyocyte-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-in-vitro
#6
Bei Zheng, Jiadan Wang, Leilei Tang, Chao Tan, Zhe Zhao, Yi Xiao, Renshan Ge, Danyan Zhu
Rictor is a key regulatory/structural subunit of the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2) and is required for phosphorylation of Akt at serine 473. It plays an important role in cell survival, actin cytoskeleton organization and other processes in embryogenesis. However, the role of Rictor/mTORC2 in the embryonic cardiac differentiation has been uncovered. In the present study, we examined a possible link between Rictor expression and cardiomyocyte differentiation of the mouse embryonic stem (mES) cells...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120494/retraction-statement-microrna-218-increases-cellular-sensitivity-to-rapamycin-via-targeting-rictor-in-cervical-cancer-by-li-j-wang-j-wang-y-qiu-h
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The above article from APMIS, published online on 24 April 2015 in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com) and in Volume 123, pp. 562-570, has been retracted by agreement between the authors, the journal Editors in Chief, Professors Bodil Norrild, Ben Vainer and Elisabeth Ralfkiaer, and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. The article has been retracted due to errors in the reported results. In this study, the authors used HeLa and SiHa cell lines to investigate the biological roles of miR-218. However, subsequently it emerged that the two cell lines were contaminated in the laboratory by other unknown cell lines...
2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109464/therapeutic-implication-of-mtorc2-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#8
Tomofumi Naruse, Souichi Yanamoto, Kohei Okuyama, Kentaro Yamashita, Keisuke Omori, Yuji Nakao, Shin-Ichi Yamada, Masahiro Umeda
The aim of the present study was to clarify the association of mTORC2 expression with the cancer progression and the anti-tumor effects of Torin-1 alone and combined treatment with Cetuximab in OSCC cells. The expressions of Rictor and SGK1 were immunohistochemically evaluated and the relationships between the expressions of molecular markers and clinicopathological factors were determined. Moreover, OSCC cells were treated with Torin-1, Cetuximab or combined agents, and anti-tumor effects of OSCC cells were examined in vitro and in vivo...
February 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106162/heterogeneous-nuclear-ribonucleoprotein-m-associates-with-mtorc2-and-regulates-muscle-differentiation
#9
Wei-Yen Chen, Chia-Lung Lin, Jen-Hua Chuang, Fu-Yu Chiu, Yun-Ya Sun, Mei-Chih Liang, Yenshou Lin
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) plays a range of crucial roles in cell survival, growth, proliferation, metabolism, and morphology. However, mTOR forms two distinct complexes, mTOR complex 1 and mTOR complex 2 (mTORC1 and mTORC2), via association with a series of different components; this allows the complexes to execute their wide range of functions. This study explores further the composition of the mTORC2 complex. Utilizing Rictor knock-out cells, immunoprecipitation and mass spectrometry, a novel Rictor associated protein, heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein M (hnRNP M), was identified...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104700/inhibition-of-4ebp-phosphorylation-mediates-the-cytotoxic-effect-of-mtor-kinase-inhibitors-in-aggressive-b-cell-lymphomas
#10
Chengfeng Bi, Xuan Zhang, Ting Lu, Xiaoyan Zhang, Xianhuo Wang, Bin Meng, Huilai Zhang, Ping Wang, Julie M Vose, Wing C Chan, Timothy W McKeithan, Kai Fu
Mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) is a central integrator of nutrient and growth factor inputs that controls cell growth in eukaryotes. The second generation of mTOR kinase inhibitors (TORKi), directly targeting the mTOR catalytic site, are more effective than rapamycin and its analogs in cancer treatment, particularly in inducing apoptosis. However, the mechanism underlying the cytotoxic effect of TORKi remains elusive. Herein, we demonstrated that TORKi-induced apoptosis is predominantly dependent on loss of mTORC1-mediated 4EBP activation...
January 19, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101526/rapamycin-resistant-mtor-activity-is-required-for-sensory-axon-regeneration-induced-by-a-conditioning-lesion
#11
Weitao Chen, Na Lu, Yue Ding, Yuan Wang, Leung Ting Chan, Xu Wang, Xin Gao, Songshan Jiang, Kai Liu
Neuronal mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) activity is a critical determinant of the intrinsic regenerative ability of mature neurons in the adult central nervous system (CNS). However, whether its action also applies to peripheral nervous system (PNS) neurons after injury remains elusive. To address this issue unambiguously, we used genetic approaches to determine the role of mTOR signaling in sensory axon regeneration in mice. We showed that deleting mTOR in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons suppressed the axon regeneration induced by conditioning lesions...
November 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078715/mtorc2-regulates-multiple-aspects-of-nkt-cell-development-and-function
#12
Tammarah Sklarz, Peng Guan, Mercy Gohil, Renee M Cotton, Moyar Q Ge, Angela Haczku, Rupali Das, Martha S Jordan
Invariant NKT (iNKT) cells bridge innate and adaptive immunity by rapidly secreting cytokines and lysing targets following TCR recognition of lipid antigens. Based on their ability to secrete IFN-γ, IL-4 and IL-17A, iNKT-cells are classified as NKT-1, NKT-2, and NKT-17 subsets, respectively. The molecular pathways regulating iNKT-cell fate are not fully defined. Recent studies implicate Rictor, a required component of mTORC2, in the development of select iNKT-cell subsets, however these reports are conflicting...
January 12, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054037/gene-expression-alterations-in-the-medial-prefrontal-cortex-and-blood-cells-in-a-mouse-model-of-depression-during-menopause
#13
Shigeo Miyata, Masashi Kurachi, Noriko Sakurai, Yuchio Yanagawa, Yasuki Ishizaki, Masahiko Mikuni, Masato Fukuda
AIMS: The prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) is higher in women than in men, and this may be due to the decline in estrogen levels that occurs during the menopausal transition. We studied the biological alterations in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), which is a region that is highly implicated in the neurobiology of MDD, and the blood cells (BCs) of ovariectomized (OVX) mice subjected to chronic mild stress (CMS), which represents a mouse model of depression during menopause...
December 2016: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049717/a-novel-hect-ubiquitin-ligase-regulating-chemotaxis-and-development-in-dictyostelium-discoideum
#14
Barbara Pergolizzi, Enrico Bracco, Salvatore Bozzaro
Cyclic AMP binding to G protein-coupled receptors orchestrates chemotaxis and development in Dictyostelium. By activating the RasC-TORC2-AKT/PKB module, cAMP regulates cell polarization during chemotaxis. TORC2 also mediates GPCR-dependent stimulation of adenylyl cyclase A (ACA), enhancing cAMP relay and developmental gene expression. Thus, mutants defective in the TORC2 Pia/Rictor subunit are impaired in chemotaxis and development. Near-saturation mutagenesis of a Pia/Rictor mutant by random gene disruption led to selection of two suppressor mutants, in which spontaneous chemotaxis and development were restored...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035937/mtorc2-rictor-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-reversal-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-expression-induced-insulin-resistance-and-toxicity-in-rat-primary-cortical-neurons
#15
Han-Kyu Lee, Bumsup Kwon, Cynthia A Lemere, Suzanne de la Monte, Kyohei Itamura, Austin Y Ha, Henry W Querfurth
Mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1), a nutrient sensor and central controller of cell growth and proliferation, is altered in various models of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Even less studied or understood in AD is mammalian target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2) that influences cellular metabolism, in part through the regulations of Akt/PKB and SGK. Dysregulation of insulin/PI3K/Akt signaling is another important feature of AD pathogenesis. We found that both total mTORC1 and C2 protein levels and individual C1 and C2 enzymatic activities were decreased in human AD brain samples...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030804/tumor-suppressive-microrna-218-inhibits-tumor-angiogenesis-via-targeting-the-mtor-component-rictor-in-prostate-cancer
#16
Bing Guan, Kaijie Wu, Jin Zeng, Shan Xu, Lijun Mu, Yang Gao, Ke Wang, Zhenkun Ma, Juanhua Tian, Qi Shi, Peng Guo, Xinyang Wang, Dalin He, Yuefeng Du
MicroRNAs, a kind of small non-coding RNAs, can regulate gene expression by targeting mRNAs for translational repression or degradation. Much evidence has suggested that miR-218 was a tumor suppressor in many human cancers including prostate cancer. However, the underlying role of miR-218 in tumor angiogenesis and the mechanisms in PCa and other cancers remains to be unclear. Here in this present study, we demonstrated that miR-218 inhibited the tumor angiogenesis of PCa cells in vitro and in vivo. RICTOR, the mTOR component 2, was a direct target of miR-218 and miR218-RICTOR-VEGFA axis was the mechanism inhibiting the tumor angiogenesis of PCa cells...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028034/rapamycin-insensitive-companion-of-mtor-rictor-amplification-defines-a-subset-of-advanced-gastric-cancer-and-is-sensitive-to-azd2014-mediated-mtorc1-2-inhibition
#17
S T Kim, S Y Kim, S J Klempner, J Yoon, N Kim, S Ahn, H Bang, K-M Kim, W Park, S H Park, J O Park, Y S Park, H Y Lim, S H Lee, K Park, W K Kang, J Lee
PURPOSE: Targeting oncogenic genomic aberrations is an established therapeutic strategy in multiple tumor types. Molecular classification has uncovered a number of novel targets, and rapamycin-insensitive companion of mTOR (RICTOR) amplification has been identified in lung cancer. Further investigation assessing the therapeutic potential of RICTOR amplification as a novel target across advanced cancers is needed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Tumor samples from 640 patients with metastatic solid tumors, primarily gastrointestinal and lung cancers were prospectively subjected to a next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay to identify molecular targets...
December 27, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025080/expression-of-mtorc1-2-related-proteins-in-primary-and-brain-metastatic-lung-adenocarcinoma
#18
Ildikó Krencz, Anna Sebestyén, Katalin Fábián, Ágnes Márk, Judit Moldvay, András Khoor, László Kopper, Judit Pápay
Brain metastases are common complications of adenocarcinomas of the lung and are associated with a poor prognosis. Although an increasing amount of data indicates that dysregulated activity of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) can influence the metastatic potential of various tumors, the role of mTOR complexes in the development of brain metastases from adenocarcinomas of the lung is largely unknown. To estimate mTOR activity, we studied the expression of mTOR related proteins (mTORC1: p-mTOR, p-S6; mTORC2: p-mTOR, Rictor) in primary (n=67) and brain metastatic (n=67) lung adenocarcinomas, including 15 paired tissue samples, using immunohistochemistry and tissue microarrays...
December 23, 2016: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002802/dual-inhibition-of-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-suppresses-the-growth-of-leiomyosarcomas-but-leads-to-erk-activation-through-mtorc2-biological-and-clinical-implications
#19
Benjamin Fourneaux, Vanessa Chaire, Carlo Lucchesi, Marie Karanian, Raphael Pineau, Audrey Laroche-Clary, Antoine Italiano
The PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway plays a crucial role in the development of leiomyosarcomas (LMSs). In this study, we tested the efficacy of dual PI3K/mTOR (BEZ235), PI3K (BKM120) and mTOR (everolimus) inhibitors in three human LMS cell lines. In vitro and in vivo studies using LMS cell lines showed that BEZ235 has a significantly higher anti-tumor effect than either BKM120 or everolimus, resulting in a greater reduction in tumor growth and more pronounced inhibitory effects on mitotic activity and PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986865/cross-talks-via-mtorc2-can-explain-enhanced-activation-in-response-to-insulin-in-diabetic-patients
#20
Rasmus Magnusson, Mika Gustafsson, Gunnar Cedersund, Peter Strålfors, Elin Nyman
The molecular mechanisms of insulin resistance in Type 2 diabetes have been extensively studied in primary human adipocytes, and mathematical modelling has clarified the central role of attenuation of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) complex 1 (mTORC1) activity in the diabetic state. Attenuation of mTORC1 in diabetes quells insulin-signalling network-wide, except for the mTOR in complex 2 (mTORC2)-catalysed phosphorylation of protein kinase B (PKB) at Ser(473) (PKB-S473P), which is increased. This unique increase could potentially be explained by feedback and interbranch cross-talk signals...
February 28, 2017: Bioscience Reports
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